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Does eating exotic animals cause viral outbreaks?

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) said "China is to blame because the culture where people eat bats and snakes and dogs and things like that, these viruses are transmitted from the animal to the people and that's why China has been the source of a lot of these viruses like SARS, like MERS, the swine flu and now the coronavirus