Bamboo rat farmer Huang Guohua says China’s ban on trade left him 400,000 yuan in debt. Photo: AFPBamboo rat farmer Huang Guohua says China’s ban on trade left him 400,000 yuan in debt. Photo: AFP
Bamboo rat farmer Huang Guohua says China’s ban on trade left him 400,000 yuan in debt. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: China’s rat, cobra farmers struggling to survive since trade ban

  • Smallholders say they have been put out of business and plunged into debt by Beijing’s restrictions on the animal trade
  • ‘I had over 3,000 snakes but only received compensation for 1,600,’ farmer says

Topic |   Coronavirus China
Bamboo rat farmer Huang Guohua says China’s ban on trade left him 400,000 yuan in debt. Photo: AFPBamboo rat farmer Huang Guohua says China’s ban on trade left him 400,000 yuan in debt. Photo: AFP
Bamboo rat farmer Huang Guohua says China’s ban on trade left him 400,000 yuan in debt. Photo: AFP
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