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  • USDA cat experiments using meat from China's wet markets prompts new bill
    USDA cat experiments using meat from China's wet markets prompts new bill
    by Scott Taylor
    Wednesday, May 6th 2020
    Congress is getting a look at a new bill that is inspired by a recent 7 On Your Side investigation.

    Last year, 7 On Your Side exposed a three-decade old practice at a USDA research lab of killing thousands of healthy kittens and not adopting them out in order to study toxoplasmosis, a foodborne illness in humans.

    With help from the D.C.-based taxpayer watchdog group White Coat Waste Project, the kitten experiments at the Beltsville, Maryland lab were shut down after that investigation.

    “White Coat Waste Project through a Freedom of Information Act obtained documents showing how experimenters at the USDA, as the Senator explained, were flying over to China buying animals, cat and puppy parts, at wet markets and then bringing them back over here to force-feed kittens in cannibalism experiments at the USDA," says Justin Goodman, the Vice President of Advocacy & Public Policy for White Coat Waste Project. "I can’t even believe I am saying that sentence."...
    Nobody talking on camera from the USDA but in an email, a spokesperson wrote:
    • USDA/ARS never purchased live animals, including cats and dogs, from Chinese meat markets.
    • USDA/ARS did not purchase any feline specimens from wet markets in Wuhan, China.
    • USDA/ARS last purchase of feline specimens in China was in 2006 at the Changban Free Market in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province.
    • USDA/ARS did not pay for any animals to be slaughtered for research at Chinese meat markets.
    • USDA/ARS only purchased feline specimens that were slaughtered by Chinese market vendors for food in accordance with the People’s Republic of China laws...
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    The communist nation’s rules for these repulsive markets, of course, are lax and often unenforced or ignored. Live rats, snakes, and other wildlife, including the animals that were the source of SARS, and even “recycled lab animals” that had been used as test subjects by Chinese researchers, have been reported as being bought and sold for food at these markets.

    Il me semble l?, sans aucune animosit?, que la question peut ?tre pos?e officellement, ? bien des instances chinoises, dont celle de l'O.I.E .

    Cela n'aurait jamais du exister et surtout , il faut des preuves que cela ne sera plus jamais possible ni en Chine ni ailleurs ...

    It seems to me there, without any animosity, that the question can be asked officially, to many Chinese authorities, including that of the O.I.E.

    It should never have existed and above all, we need proof that it will never be possible either in China or elsewhere ...

    Dans un crise de cette ampleur, il faut savoir lire beaucoup, mais surtout, il faut savoir trouver ce qui a du sens ...


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      And then there is this little-known fact: Some Chinese researchers are in the habit of selling their laboratory animals to street vendors after they have finished experimenting on them.

      You heard me right.

      Instead of properly disposing of infected animals by cremation, as the law requires, they sell them on the side to make a little extra cash. Or, in some cases, a lot of extra cash. One Beijing researcher, now in jail, made a million dollars selling his monkeys and rats on the live animal market, where they eventually wound up in someone’s stomach.

      si pour certains la Chine c'est l'ordre, la r?alit? est bien autre :
      La plupart des foyers r?cents ?taient li?s au transport ill?gal de porcelets et de porcs reproducteurs.

      Bien s?r, vu le comportement idiot, ? ce stade, des Chinois, certains pensent que ceci doit ?tre :