Hold countries with "wet markets" accountable to shut them down or face global sanctions.

Hold countries with "wet markets" accountable to shut them down or face global sanctions.

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Jason Keyz started this petition to President of the United States and

It's being widely reported that wet markets all over China are already opening up again, including the very specific one in Wuhan China, the epicenter and most widely believed the initial source of this global COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

WHAT ARE WET MARKETS?

If you haven't been educated on the practices of these markets, a simple youtube search for the term will shock you. Global news outlets have covered this for years and warned of such a pandemic, yet no action was taken by China and other countries in the region that have such wet markets. They are streetside, unsanitary markets where wild animals (even those that are locally illegal) are kept live and butchered and sold to customers. A variety of live and recently butchered animals that can be seen in videos of these markets include bats, snakes, dogs, birds, chickens, cats, lizards, badgers, monkeys and many more. These markets have no sanitation in place wild animals including those on the brink of extinction, such as the pangolin are being cut up, allowed to bleed on to the tables and floors where they cross-contaminate with other live and dead animals.

Some resources and videos below.

WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN?

It’s time for the world to take decisive action against China (and any other country) that can’t keep their perverted desire to slaughter and consume, that too in these super unsanitary situations, wild animals that were specifically known to cause this current global pandemic we’re in.

This is not meant to be political and it’s definitely not racial either. It’s common sense. This nonsense needs to stop or we need to stop. Stop allowing any international travel from these countries. Stop doing business with these countries.

We have nuclear protection and monitoring programs in place around the world, but clearly the threat (now proven as we’re in the middle of one) of a global pandemic that can kill more than a nuclear weapon is real. It should be monitored and treated as a weapon of mass destruction.

Sanctions should be made.

Action should be taken.

We'll leave the exact actions that might need to be taken to the talented leaders of the world to decide upon. The fact remains that something needs to be done, so sign this petition and make your voice known. 

IMPORTANT:
Again this is not a petition specifically focused on action against any country, but rather a targeted push to counter these wet markets, which will likely be the source of the next global pandemic that could claim the lives of our loved ones, friends and kids, that is considering we make it out of this one alive. 

EVEN MORE IMPORTANT:
The world is a melting pot. So many people, of every color, religion, ethnic background and beyond. In a pandemic or not, care, love and compassion for thy neighbor is the most important thing. This petition and the contents within it are not designed to promote hatred, violence, xenophobia, racist or any illegal behavior.


SOME GREAT SOURCES TO LEARN MORE

Vox documentary:
https://youtu.be/TPpoJGYlW54

60 Minutes Australia:
https://youtu.be/Y7nZ4mw4mXw

Wet Market in Indonesia 
https://youtu.be/9-8zcBogaKY


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