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‘Exotic’ Skins Trade for Luxury Goods Can Spark Future Epidemics, Conservationists Say

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Raising and selling “exotic” animals like alligators, pythons and stingrays for luxury goods such as bags and shoes increases the risks of dangerous virus outbreaks such as COVID-19, animal-rights activists and conservationists warn. Roughly 60 percent of all human diseases and 75 percent of all emerging infectious diseases are zoonotic, meaning they originate from animals,…

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