Wuhan has banned eating wild animals and nearby provinces are offering farmers cash to stop breeding exotic livestock

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Wuhan has banned the eating of wild animals, with officials declaring the city a “wildlife sanctuary.” Neighboring Hunan and Jiangxi have announced plans to stop farmers from breeding exotic animals, with cash offered for current stock. China’s fur trade will continue, though, and wild animals can still be reared for medicine, entertainment, and scientific research, according to Reuters. The new measures are part of China’s efforts to stem the transmission of zoonotic diseases from animals to humans. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Wuhan, China, has banned the eating of wild animals and farmers in

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