CHINA and Vietnam are finally banning the wild animal trade after the coronavirus spread across the world killing thousands of people.
The killer virus started in a wet market in Wuhan selling live animals - with calls for the country to stop the consumption of endangered and live animals.
Residents wearing face masks buy seafood at a wet market on January 28, 2020 in Macau, China Credit: Getty Images - Getty.
And China has now imposed a ban on farming and consumption of “terrestrial wildlife of important ecological, scientific and social value" expected to be made into law later this year, the New York Post reports.
Vietnam is now also looking to stop the trade of at-risk animals to eat after receiving an open letter from conservationists.
Both countries have been blamed for soaring death rates for endangered animals such as rhinoceros, pangolin and elephants.
2 A police officer stands guard outside of Huanan Seafood Wholesale market where coronavirus started Credit: AFP - Getty. »