Inside America's Wet Markets Where Animals Are Butchered For Customers to Buy

April 30, 2020

Experts suspect the coronavirus pandemic may have started at a wet market in Wuhan, China, most likely in bats before jumping to humans. But you may be surprised that wet markets are in the United States too, where live animals, including chickens, goats and sheep are slaughtered and sold on the spot. Jill Carnegie of Slaughter Free NYC, an animal rights group, said there are about 80 wet markets in the city. Inside Edition went to a market this week with hidden cameras. Here’s what we found.

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