A man chops and cleans crocodiles at Huangsha Seafood Market in Guangzhou in southern China in 2018. Photo: EPA

China bans trade, eating of wild animals in battle against coronavirus

  • Fast-tracked decision to prohibit consumption of wildlife comes into effect immediately
  • China’s wildlife trade and consumption industry is valued at 520 billion yuan (US$74 billion), according to a government-sponsored report published in 2017
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A man chops and cleans crocodiles at Huangsha Seafood Market in Guangzhou in southern China in 2018. Photo: EPA
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