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Mar 25, 2020

If you want to put blame somewhere for the novel coronavirus, Covid-19, than don't ignore the live animal markets. China shutdown the Wuhan market in early March, but now PETA is petitioning the World Health Organization to shut down all live animal meat markets everywhere.

PETA Sr. VP Kathy Guillermo talks about how a simple matter could have prevented the virus from skipping species afflicting humans.

We also talk to Eric Mills of Action for Animals, a grassroots group based in the San Francisco Bay Area , dedicated to closing down live animal markets here. Mills has been fighting for their closure for 25 years. He says the laws are poorly enforced in California. 


Learn how you can join in PETA's petition to the WHO to ban the live animal/wet markets.

Go to to find out what you can do to ban the live animal/ wet markets everywhere.

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Originally released March 25, 2020