The Many ‘Delightful’ Meats Sold at the Wet Markets of China
April 15, 2020
If anyone thinks that Shadow State cannot write about any topic other than Allison Mack, here is some pretty solid proof that he can. His topic is China, the largest slave-owning country in the world with more than one billion slaves.
For example, over the past 20 years many of the world’s deadly epidemics originated in China.
This type of flu is most often contracted by contact with sick birds. It can also be passed from person to person.
Symptoms begin within two to eight days and can seem like the common flu. Cough, fever, sore throat, muscle aches, headache, and shortness of breath may occur. The disease can carry a high mortality in humans. Some antiviral drugs, if taken within two days of symptoms, may help.
Severe acute respiratory syndrome
SARS started with Horseshoe bats in South China
The viral outbreak can be genetically traced to a colony of cave-dwelling horseshoe bats in China’s Yunnan province.
The SARS epidemic appears to have started in Guangdong Province, China, in November 2002 where the first case was reported that same month.
Wuhan, a city of eleven million people, more populous than New York City, hosts China’s only Level 4 Bio Lab.
If China were to make a viral bio-weapon, it would probably be at the Wuhan lab.
The Wuhan bio lab has collected more than 2000 deadly viruses.
Chinese researchers isolated deadly bat coronaviruses near Wuhan animal market.
Chinese government researchers isolated more than 2,000 new viruses, including deadly bat coronaviruses, and carried out scientific work on them just three miles from a wild animal market identified as the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic.
About three miles from Wuhan’s Level 4 bio lab is a large wet market.
Chinese frequently buy exotic meats from wet markets.
What does the word wet mean?
WET MEANS BLOOD
Some people have theorized that a worker at the bio lab sold a lab animal to a vendor at the wet market for some extra pocket money.
The customer strolls through the market and goes up to a vendor.
Suppose the customer wants a dog.
A live dog is pulled out of a crowded cage of dogs.
The vendor kills the dog on the spot and chops it up for the happy customer.
Facility and operations
The market occupied over 540,000 sq ft and had over 1,000 tenants.
It is reported to have been the largest seafood wholesale market in Central China, with wild animals sold in its western zone. The market was located in the newer part of the city, near shops and apartment blocks and about 800 meters from Hankou railway station.
In late 2019, the market passed city official inspections according to The Wall Street Journal.
However, Time reported it to have “unsanitary” conditions. It had narrow lanes and stalls in close proximity, where livestock were kept alongside dead animals. According to Business Insider, it was common to see animals openly slaughtered and carcasses skinned in the market.
The New York Times reported that “sanitation was dismal with poor ventilation and garbage piled on wet floors.”
What kind of delicious meats can you buy at the Wuhan meat market other than the tasty crunchy bat?
According to media reports, besides seafood, various food items sold at the market include: