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COVID-19 Pandemic: What is to blame?

On this 50th anniversary of Earth Day our mastery over the earth and its species has earned us something quite different than we were expecting.

How did this happen? A bat in China bites a wildlife animal? Sells at a market. Infects someone. Pandemic.

“In any case, researchers agree that the coronavirus jumped from an animal to a human, a phenomenon known as "zoonotic spillover."

As we struggle to meet this pandemic we must not ignore this “spillover” factor and what caused it. We defend human rights but what of the rights of Nature, wild animals, natural habitats and our surrounding environment?

In a Lancet Journal article experts cited, “...scientific evidence that support the theory that "overwhelmingly conclude that this coronavirus originated in wildlife, as have so many other emerging pathogens”. It is not surprising then that a UC Davis study of animal species that host viruses known to infect humans found, “The exploitation of wildlife increases the risk of an…