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Meat markets ideal for spread of virus


Humans are cutting down forests, wiping out all other life forms habitats on a massive scale. 

Eighty percent of earth’s land animals and plants live in forests. Cutting them down brings us into contact with disease-carrying species.

And the Chinese eat anything and everything!

“Eating wild animals is considered a luxury because of their rarity and cost,” says Yanzhong Huang, a public heath expert at the Council for Foreign Relations.

Some practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine also believe that eating exotic creatures can cure certain ailments and boost “male pot...