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I read that China banned consumption of wild life a few weeks ago.

A strict ban on the consumption and farming of wild animals is being rolled out across China in the wake of the deadly coronavirus epidemic, which is believed to have started at a wildlife market in Wuhan.

However, there are a lot of rumors that Chinese wet markets are selling bat meat again. For example, a 29 March 2020 Daily Mail article claims:

Chinese markets are still selling bats and slaughtering rabbits on blood-soaked floors

Are Chinese wet markets regularly selling bat meat again?

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    I'm not quite seeing how this is notable claim. Is nobody breaking any phytosanitary law anywhere? Unless we quantify "are still selling bats" this is like saying "people still exceed the speed limit on highways". – Fizz Apr 1 at 18:53
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because the claim itself is too vague and unremarkable. – Fizz Apr 1 at 18:54
  • @Fizz A Corona-related strain was traced in a bat, suggesting that consumption of wildlife in contact with bats (e.g. pangolin) is one potential cause behind the pandemic that we're currently facing. This is exactly why this "rumor" is spreading, and is creating quite an anti-chinese sentiment. If you can't understand why I take this as notable I can't help you. – FooBar Apr 1 at 22:38
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    @FooBar: yes, also in the news "people are still getting murdered [sometimes]". "Regularly" is not even in the quoted claim, you've added it. – Fizz Apr 1 at 22:51
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    China is not the only country that sells live critters for food. If it weren't for covid-19, this would be the time of year I would be driving to a local seafood market in search of live crawfish. A Louisiana crawfish boil is something to behold, but the crawfish need to be alive just before being dropped into the pot. At other times in the year, that same seafood market would be selling live crabs and lobsters, live clams and mussels, and live octopus and squid. If one is willing to pay a stiff price, some sell live fish. – David Hammen Apr 5 at 10:38

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