Good morning, it’s Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021. Two years ago today, a Chinese government entity in Hubei province called the Enshi Forestry Bureau quietly ordered a halt to the sale of wildlife raised by local farmers for so-called “wet markets.”
One of the largest such markets in central China was approximately a six-hour drive away in Wuhan, a sprawling city whose name was then unfamiliar to most Americans. At Wuhan’s Hunan Seafood Wholesale Market, shoppers can visit some 1,000 stalls to purchase anything from fresh vegetables to live mammals.
Wuhan also turns out to be the location of…