Some believe Chinese wet markets are a breeding ground for zoonotic diseases, given the close proximity of shoppers and vendors to live and dead animals.

Coronavirus: China Bans Buying, Selling, Eating Wild Animals
A policeman watches over a captured civet cat in Wuhan, 2003. Photo credit: AFP/STR
Morgan Hekking holds a BA in International Relations from Hobart & William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York.