Coronavirus remains a deadly virus, since its outbreak it has taken over 900 lives and over 90,000 carriers in China. it has spread to many country, which made the WHO to declare it an emergency.

We now have to look at those foods/meats that can possibly give one a coronavirus disease.


In America we make pets out of animals that other countries consider entrees. Most Westerners are shocked by the idea, but in some Asian countries, there are breeds of dog raised on farms for slaughter.

The Chinese have been eating dog meat for thousands of years, where it is still served up in stir fries. Sometimes called "fragrant meat," it is thought to have medicinal properties. Dog is a delicacy in countries like Vietnam, Tonga, East Timor and Ghana, and even in parts of rural Switzerland. Cats don't fare much better and are at risk in China, northern Vietnam, Peru, and parts of the Australian outback.


Horses have been beasts of burden since they were first domesticated, but they've been barbecue since caveman days. In fact, equine meat is fairly tasty: sweet, tender, and lean.

The meat has fallen out of favor in the West, but was consumed to varying degrees in England, France, and America. Some parts of Mexico and Latin American have no problem with being fed some Mr. Ed.

In Japan, it's sometimes served raw as sashimi. In the Americas, feral horses from the Conquistadores became fair game for native peoples. The top eight countries (including China, Mexico, Kazakhstan, Argentina, and Brazil) consume about 4.7 million horses a year.

8. PIG

While meat-eating Christians can't seem to scarf enough of both, the dietary laws of Muslims and Hindus restrict eating pork and beef, respectively, but for opposite reasons: Muslims consider pig meat unclean, while Hindus consider cows sacred.


Chinese giant salamanders are the largest amphibians (sometimes nearly 6 feet) living today. Unfortunately, they may not be living for very long. Considered a delicacy in China, they have been illegally hunted to the point of extinction.

The creatures are not only slow, they sell for as much as $50 a pound on the black market.


It might be hard to work up much sympathy for these prehistoric killers, but sharks are in trouble. Shark fin soup has been a popular Chinese dish for centuries and is most often served as a delicacy at weddings and banquets.

That didn't used to be a problem, but with 1.3 billion Chinese and modern fishing technology, sharks are now the hunted. "Shark finning" refers to the common practice of killing a shark, cutting off its fin, and throwing the carcass back in the sea.

By some estimates, 100 million sharks are being killed every year, and the populations of some species have plummeted as much as 80% in the last few decades.


No one would eat it except for one prominent body part: their horns. Powdered rhino horn is much in demand in Asian countries to treat everything from fever to snakebite. It may or may not be good for humans, but it's definitely unhealthy for rhinos.


Good god, what won't people eat? Not many cultures would make a meal of rodents–flying or otherwise–but there are, naturally, a couple of outliers.

Though eating bat meat has been shown to cause brain disorders, a few people haven't gotten the word: It's still a delicacy in parts of Indonesia.

Rats aren't on anyone's grocery list in the West, but the little vermin are fairly common at dinner in rural parts of Southeast Asia and in Africa.


Collectively known as bushmeat, game animals can often be found for sale in African markets. Antelope are the biggest source of commercial bushmeat, but illegal hunters are fairly democratic in the animals they k**l.

Poaching has become one of the biggest threats to African wildlife and has led to several local extinctions in West Africa.


Monkeys, baboons, and gorillas are a subcategory of bushmeat, but as primates their use as food hits a little closer to home. Monkey meat is a valuable source of protein in some parts of Africa, and the New York Times has reported it is even surreptitiously sold in some of the Big Apple's West Africans restaurants.

But eating monkeys isn't only bad for monkeys: The simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) often found in the meat has been shown to be the source of HIV in humans, and nothing says another mutation couldn't happen again.



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