Protesters to World Health Organization: ‘Do Your Job! Help Close Wet Markets’

For Immediate Release:
20 May 2020

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PROTESTERS TO WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION: ‘DO YOUR JOB! HELP CLOSE WET MARKETS’

Hazmat-Clad Campaigners Urge Agency to Prevent the Spread of Animal-Borne Diseases by Helping to Ban Live-Animal Markets

 Copenhagen  As the coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep the globe, protesters wearing hazmat suits swarmed the Copenhagen office of the World Health Organization (WHO) today, while observing social-distancing guidelines, to call on the agency to do its job and help close down cruel and dangerous live-animal markets worldwide. The action, a joint effort by animal protection groups PETA, Dyrenes Alliance, and Anima, comes just days after WHO announced that live-animal markets – despite being responsible for the current pandemic and posing a threat of future ones – should not be shut down.