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Lion, bat and pangolin off the menu as Chinese city of Wuhan bans consumption of wild animals


Consumption of wild animals in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, has been banned just weeks after America’s top infectious-diseases expert Dr. Anthony Fauci called for an end to wet markets trading in exotic meat.

Lion, tiger, peacock and pangolin are now off the menu after the municipal government in Wuhan announced this week that a new policy has come into effect banning breeding, hunting and consumption of wild animals. The new law will be in place for five years.

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