Campaign To End Wildlife Trade Aims To Prevent Future Pandemics

May 21, 2020 11:30 PM
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Campaign To End Wildlife Trade Aims To Prevent Future Pandemics
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The connection between so-called "wet markets" and the Covid-19 pandemic is the focus of a major new effort dubbed END THE TRADE. We talk to Peter Knights, CEO of WildAid who warns of the health risks associated with eating wild animals. His organization is part of the campaign to stop commercial wildlife trade.  Knights warns many smuggled wildlife species are host to pathogens that if spread to humans could lead to an even worse pandemic in the future.