Chinese Scientists Sold Lab Animals To Wuhan “Wet Markets”

One thought-provoking reason how the coronavirus may have come about is revealed by Population Research Institute head Stephen Mosher. In a column he wrote published in the New York Post back in February, Mosher points out that scientists at a laboratory in Wuhan would steal animals that were supposed to be destroyed after being used in medical experiments at the lab and then sell them at area wet markets:

“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.

Also fueling suspicions about SARS-CoV-2’s origins is the series of increasingly lame excuses offered by the Chinese authorities as people began to sicken and die.

They first blamed a seafood market not far from the Institute of Virology, even though the first documented cases of Covid-19 (the illness caused by SARS-CoV-2) involved people who had never set foot there. Then they pointed to snakes, bats and even a cute little scaly anteater called a pangolin as the source of the virus.

I don’t buy any of this. It turns out that snakes don’t carry coronaviruses and that bats aren’t sold at a seafood market. Neither, for that matter, are pangolins, an endangered species valued for their scales as much as for their meat.

The evidence points to SARS-CoV-2 research being carried out at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. The virus may have been carried out of the lab by an infected worker or crossed over into humans when they unknowingly dined on a lab animal. Whatever the vector, Beijing authorities are now clearly scrambling to correct the serious problems with the way their labs handle deadly pathogens.”

Wuhan is the city where the coronavirus originated and China would not work with the United States in trying to figure out the properties of it. Not surprising since it just so happens that the Wuhan laboratory in question has a section of it dedicated to developing agents used for biological weapons.

If true, this incident will surely and rightly be a huge blow to animal rights groups who made the case to allow animals used in lab tests to be released for adoption.

PHOTO CREDIT: Wikimedia – By: Daniel Case – License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 – Fowl cages at wet market in Shenzhen, China