In order to reduce Public health risk And maintain hygiene measures market In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, WHO requests a moratorium on the sale of live wild animals (especially, mammal) For food or breeding purposes.
according to World Health Organization, The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), the important thing is Traditional market Deal with health issues in a safe place and prevent the emergence of new diseases in this way.
In addition, there is a fact that traditional markets will have to follow the following rules to operate: Guarantee protection of biodiversity and animal welfare -Especially in the endangered species.
In other words, in There is no trade in endangered animals in these markets Or threatened species.
WHO calls for a moratorium on the sale of live mammals on the market
On April 12th, WHO, World Organisation for Animal Health and Environment Agency issued guide Reduce public health risks associated with the sale of wild (live) animals on the market.
And since this guide should be Governments are urgent, Net provides a safe space for the market-and prevents the emergence of new diseases, just like COVID-19 in a market in Wuhan, China.
While the WHO was investigating the source of COVID-19, it took the opportunity to issue the guidelines and in some way protected the traditional markets or populations that participate in activities in these locations every day.
The main suggestion is Stop selling live wild animals, especially mammals.
This is part of the statement of the World Health Organization:
“In particular, the World Health Organization, the World Organization for Animal Health and the Environment Agency are calling on national authorities to suspend the trade of live mammals and wild animals for food or breeding purposes.
The closed part of the food market sells captured live mammals as an emergency measure. “
With this guideline, WHO expects two things: to ensure biodiversity and animal welfare, on the other hand, to prevent the outbreak of new diseases-because there is a theory that the first outbreak of COVID-19 is Wuhan And the coronavirus is likely to spread from mammals to mammals through a chain until it reaches humans.