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Patients quarantined for coronavirus were given turtles for dinner, according to the Daily Mail. The coronavirus is connected to exotic animal trades and markets, yet patients continue to dine on wild animals.
At a hospital in Wuhan, a patient said, “Today’s meal includes softshell turtle meat.” The video of the patient was released by Chinese media. Wuhan is considered the center of the epidemic. The virus is thought to have originated at an exotic animal market in the city. The city has been under quarantine since the virus was discovered. All patients and potential patients have been moved to makeshift hospitals for quarantine.
See the video that includes the turtle soup lunch
Scientists and animal rights groups are calling for the ban on wildlife trade and markets to help stop the coronavirus. You can help stop wildlife trafficking by signing this petition to ban the wildlife trade.
Catch up on our coronavirus coverage in One Green Planet, check out these articles:
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- Chinese Citizens Being Ordered to Dispose of Pets Despite Any Connection with Coronavirus Outbreak
- China Acts on Coronavirus and Temporarily Bans Wildlife Trade
- Coronavirus Update: Chinese Citizens Begin Disposing of Pets, Footage of Corpses Lining Street
- Coronavirus Update: Indonesians Called to Stop Eating Bats and Animal Activists Saving Pets in China
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