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Chinese Markets Still Selling Bats, Cats And Dogs As Food For Humans

Jeff Katz
April 10, 2020 - 12:45 pm

Hope you're sitting down for this one: A mainstream media network actually went after China for its irresponsibility during the coronavirus outbreak.

Thursday on the "CBS Evening News," correspondent Ramy Inocencio went behind-the-scenes to give viewers a raw look at the Chinese wet markets that have sparked criticism during this pandemic. Not only did the segment point out that these markets are where the COVID-19 virus originated, it revealed the grisly nature of the business through graphic images that likely turned the stomachs of most watching.

Inocencio showed images of what appeared to be skinned mice, caged beavers and dogs and even some dogs that had already been butchered. These images were said to have been captured before the markets were shut down due to the outbreak.

Anchor Norah O'Donnell even previewed the segment by posing, "Preventing the next outbreak: Inside the effort to close those markets for exotic animals, where the deadly virus was first spread. Why are they still in business?"

WATCH (Warning: This video contains graphic images).