Cultural change on eating wild animals
SARS-CoV-2 short for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus-2 came about last year in 2019 and back in 2002-2004 SARS-Cov-1 all came about in China.
I think it is nonsense with the conspiracy theories that are going about that a Chinese lab created it as a biological weapon, and it was funded by Bill Gates. I hear these things, from what I thought was solid Christians, it has been driving me mad with the gobbledygook. But we know for certain the virus is from the devil himself.
I have even myself got caught up and posting articles on the forums, but hopefully not too conspiracy winded.
It has been scientifically proven from scientist Wee-Joo-Kim in Korea that the disease came from bats. With the genetic sequence of the Coronavirus from bats and SARS-COV-2 are 96% identical, the remaining percentage probably changed from jumping to another host animal.
Many viruses such as these come from bats, zoonotic diseases which can be transmitted to humans from animals. Where it seems the bats contaminated the wild animals at the market such as snakes, Pangolins or Civets etc https://www.bats.org.uk/about-bats/bats-and-disease/bats-and-viruses
- Hendra (Henipavirus)
- Henipavirus, Nipah
Viruses seem to have evolved with bats over hundreds of years, where bat have become immune to various viruses and become part of the bats build.
So, before the virus gets to humans the diseased bats would need an intermediate host to infect, such as snakes, Pangolins or Civets etc that were sold at the market. These infected animals with the virus must have leapt to people around them by eating unclean meat or by inhaling through the air with snuffling animals stuck in pens, imagine the surfaces being touched by people covered in the virus.
Its good to read the Daily Express website titled “ Wuhan bans eating wild animals after coronavirus pandemic linked to city's wet market” https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1284908/wuhan-bans-eating-animals-china-wet-market-coronavirus-epicentre
The article shares that China’s, Wuhan city has banned the eating of wild animals, this is going to be tough because these foods are part of cultures and traditions of different provinces in China. The article comes across in a strong position that Wuhan government will be on top of this checking places where wild animals have been sold or eaten.
This could be a reminder for us all around the world on what we eat. Here in Scotland we have the Haggis and they are dirty creatures being out on the hills (I am kidding) We are lucky that the ingredients from the haggis is from farming livestock.
Farming livestock are regularly vaccinated here in the UK to prevent a wide range of diseases. I am not sure if we should be eating meat from wild deer where you get venison. The deer sometimes carries CWD (Chronic Wasting Disease) but the disease is not zoonotic, so humans cannot catch it, but I am not sure in the future if the disease could mutate. https://www.gov.scot/publications/chronic-wasting-disease
Looking to the Bible in Leviticus 11:1-47 and Deuteronomy 14 where we read a list of food that are permitted and forbidden to eat, including bats, that they could not eat.
The children of Israel were set apart from other nations because they were laws specifically for Israel, where God spoke to Moses and Arron giving the terms of the purity laws.
The deep love God had for his people, wanted instead of giving the laws from a mountain top to God coming to be with His people indwelling in the Tabernacle.
The sacrifices, laws and codes of conduct were not empty rituals. God wanted His people who were sinful to be set apart for Him in a holy relationship where impurity could not be in His presence. Leviticus 19:2 Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the Lord your God am holy.
So God in his careful loving way to gives these dietary laws of animals, listing what they could or could not eat because they protected the health of the Israeli people, where they could of eaten unclean infected meat, which could of spread throughout the camp.
In the list they weren’t allowed to eat pork, I think this is because, if the meat isn’t cooked properly it can make you ill. Where you can eat beef rare if the meal is cooked around all edges to kill any germs.
Remember when SARs virus started, they found out that a bat had jumped onto a Palm Civet. The cook that was cooking the Palm Civet got infected, maybe by touching feces stuck on the fur.
But the cook got ill and went to the hospital, maybe with respiratory issues. The doctor helping or diagnosing him went to Hongkong for a wedding and spread the disease alongside the wedding party.
These could be rumours and there is many stories but this is a good article https://www.theguardian.com/world/2003/may/24/china.sars
So when eating meat it is best to eat from farming livestock and make sure pork is cooked properly.