What is bushmeat?
Bushmeat includes a large variety of wild species that are eaten as food. Vertebrates contribute to almost all the bushmeat consumed in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. By class, mammals are the most common, followed by birds, amphibians and reptiles. Read more
Convention on Biological Diversity (2011) as:
The meat of wild animals harvested in tropical and sub-tropical countries, for food and for non-food purposes, including medicinal use.
The spreading of diseases from animals to humans—also called zoonotic—is a public health concern in light of the current pandemic. COVID-19 has now spread to more than 100 countries worldwide is also suspected to be originated from pangolin or bat sold in market in Wuhan, China.
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