Since the new coronavirus appeared in China, in the city of Wuhan, the Chinese have been singled out. In fact, they are accused of having medieval eating habits, especially with regard to their consumption of domestic and wild animals.

It seems, moreover, that the origin of Sars-CoV-2 is of animal origin. A pangolin would have eaten infected bat droppings and would then have been eaten by a human himself. At least this is the most likely hypothesis.

The virus finding humans particularly to their liking then quickly adapted to this new organism. We know what happens next: the local epidemic turns into a national epidemic and then into a global pandemic.

In response to this unprecedented crisis, however, China has not stood idly by. First of all, it banned the trade and consumption of wild animals, and cruelty to dogs and cats.

The purpose of this decision is obviously to prevent the country from being again responsible for the emergence of such a virus.

But it is also historical and symbolic since, as we know, traditional Chinese medicine, which still has many followers among the Chinese, is based on the use and consumption of plants AND wild animals.