Farmers will be paid US$84 for each civet they hand over. Photo: AFP Farmers will be paid US$84 for each civet they hand over. Photo: AFP
Farmers will be paid US$84 for each civet they hand over. Photo: AFP

Chinese farmers offered compensation to quit wild animal trade over coronavirus fears

  • Breeders of species such as snakes, rats and civets will be paid to hand over their animals and start rearing domestic animals instead
  • Central government announced ban in February and Hunan has become the first area to introduce a provincewide compensation scheme

Topic |   Coronavirus China
Farmers will be paid US$84 for each civet they hand over. Photo: AFP Farmers will be paid US$84 for each civet they hand over. Photo: AFP
Farmers will be paid US$84 for each civet they hand over. Photo: AFP
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