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Nigerian Wet Market – Published by ET Today

Published on: February 21, 2021
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ET Today reports on the efforts of Wild at Life e.V. to rescue pangolins, sea turtles, antelopes, baboons, crocodiles, and other animals from the Oluwu fresh market in Nigeria where they were being slaughtered and sold for food. The article cites concerns from experts that the close contact between humans and wild animals in these markets increases the risk of zoonotic diseases being transmitted to humans, as was seen with the COVID-19 pandemic. The article also highlights the illegal trade of pangolin scales for use in traditional Chinese medicine, with Nigeria being a major supplier of smuggled pangolins, stressing the need for government and international action to stop the trade in wild animals and prevent the spread of zoonotic diseases. The article is in Traditional Chinese.

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