Wet markets are filthy operations which create a breeding ground for disease. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has weighed in on the subject, recently telling a news agency:
"I think we should shut down those things right away,” adding, "It boggles my mind how when we have so many diseases that emanate out of that unusual human-animal interface, that we don’t just shut it down. I don’t know what else has to happen to get us to appreciate that.”
Wet markets are in many countries - including the United States. In fact, there are wet markets in the hub of the United States Covid-19 outbreak, New York City.
Live animals are kept at these open-air slaughterhouses in unsanitary and inhumane conditions. After a customer selects the animal they want, the bat, snake, rat, alligator or any other living creature, is killed in public, with no regard to cleanliness. Animals at these vile markets are kept in cages stacked on top of each other. They are slaughtered in public areas, with no concern for splattered feces, urine, or blood, which contaminates everything in the vicinity.
Please add your name to the petition. We want to let the World Health Organization know that we are sick and tired of these markets and we need for them to be shut down - EVERYWHERE!
International Business Times
UPDATE: 4.22.2020 READ OUR LETTER HERE