Zisiqiao has been at the centre of China’s snake industry for nearly four decades but is now facing an uncertain future. Photo: Simon Song

Chinese snake village scales down as coronavirus prompts wildlife trade ban

  • Zisiqiao used to breed 3 million snakes a year but the government’s new rules leave its future in doubt
  • Some research suggests the coronavirus originated in bats before reaching humans via snakes
Topic |   Coronavirus China
Zisiqiao has been at the centre of China’s snake industry for nearly four decades but is now facing an uncertain future. Photo: Simon Song
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