A chef holds a rat by the tail at a restaurant that specialises in rat dishes in Guangzhou, southern China. The city recently banned the consumption of wild animals because of the coronavirus epidemic. Photo: Gerhard Joren/LightRocket via Getty Images

China takes wild animals off the menu amid coronavirus epidemic – does that mean no more snake soup or frog porridge?

  • From snakes to civet cats, China has an appetite for wild animals, whether farmed or hunted
  • Amid the coronavirus outbreak, the Chinese government has banned the trade and consumption of wild animals, which worries frog and turtle breeders
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A chef holds a rat by the tail at a restaurant that specialises in rat dishes in Guangzhou, southern China. The city recently banned the consumption of wild animals because of the coronavirus epidemic. Photo: Gerhard Joren/LightRocket via Getty Images
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