The outbreak of COVID-19 in Wahun, China has prompted the authorities to take steps. It is believed the coronavirus came from the consumption of wild animals and the authorities are ready to make changes. Wild animal trade forms part of Chinese culture. It forms part of the food supply in the local economy.

The authorities have decided to pull down 1.6 tons of rats from the wild food market. The rats were bred for their succulent meat. Following the onset of the coronavirus outbreak in China, the authorities banned the consumption of rats. Smugglers are still looking for ways to satisfy the bizarre cravings of people in China. The recent seizure of the 900 bamboo rats proves the authorities are working hard to stop the trade and consumption of the wild animals. For safety reason, the government decided to stop the consumption of rats and other wild animals. The authorities decided to dig a deep mass grave and bury the animals alive. They aimed to prevent the rodents from spreading any possible disease to the public.

Rats and bats are wild animals that are raised and traded in China for food. They are believed to be the spreader of diseases to humans. The recent outbreak of coronavirus that has affected many people across the world has made the authorities to take strict measures towards stopping the spread of the diseases. They decided to ban the trade and eating of the rodents. Back in February, the government decided to take actions and stop the trade of bamboo rats.

Hubei province took the ban that was initiated by the Chinese government to a higher level by banning the consumption of wild animals. In some parts, in China the rodents are reared and sold for consumption. Recently the authority seized 1.6 tons of bamboo rats then buried them alive. The Xian’an District Forest Bureau of Xianning took further steps to remove pests from the city of 2.5 million people in the region of Hubei. The cleanup process is aimed at making the city free from the virus spreading rodents. It is a move that aims at stopping further spread of the virus in the population.

The bamboo rats are slightly different from the regular rats we see in the streets of the United States of America. They closely resemble groundhogs that most Americans are familiar with. Bamboo rat is larger rodents that provide a lot of meat. Wild meat trade has been thriving in China over the years. The trade-in the rodents has been growing, and many people have turned to rear them for meat. The forestry department dug a mass grave to remove the rodents.

Lime was sprinkled before burring the rodents alive. A safety measure was taken where the officials ensured the grave was dug away from the water sources. The department has also culled several porcupines as a measure to stop people from eating them. More than 3,500 pounds of snakes and about nine pounds of snake eggs have been seized and buried as a way to stop the consumption of wild animals in China. The measures are taken following the ban of wild animal’s consumption back in February. It was estimated that the Chinese farmers were breeding more than 25 million bamboo rats aimed at human consumption during the ban in February. The meat was mainly consumed in Guangdong and Guangxi, where the locals love exotic meat.