That my friends is dedication. Would make a great dirty jobs episode. Best wishes for their work to save some lives and prevent a future wider outbreak from occurring.
This is a totally foreign notion to me, wild animals into the food market, what sort of examples can be found in such markets? Interesting thought to consider wild vs domestic food sources and the tradeoffs between the two. Domestic could have negative consequences too though like farmed fish with bad farming practices vs wild fish.
Typically in Africa this is called 'bush meat' and it can be just about anything that lives and breathes short of hominids.
Asia has similar customs, as do plenty of parts of the rest of the world but not in similar quantities.
It's super risky because some of the species can be reservoirs of pathogens and consuming them allows the pathogen to jump across species boundaries.
There is strong evidence that's how HIV got started in humans, for one.
 this was utterly heartbreaking, spider monkeys are rare, even in intact tropical forest, and have a very low reproductive rate. I remember visiting a local village where a female adult with a juvenile had been killed. The juvenile was being raised as a pet until it was large enough for the pot.
I assume the same is true in Asia.
If I hit a Moose you can bet your ass I'm taking it home. If you're gonna need to go car shopping you might as well get a free moose out of it. I actually passed up a (likely once in a lifetime) chance to get one someone in front of me hit because I was in a SUV that wasn't mine and didn't want to explain why the carpet was covered in blood.
I'd steer clear of eating anything that has tire marks on it though. From what I hear (2nd hand) beating it up like that ruins the meat.
Usually the impact point(s) is/are pretty wrecked, but the majority of the meat is good. And, of course, Anchorage is a natural refrigerator (or freezer) most times of the year.
A lot of old viruses that still affect us came out of animal husbandry and/or hunting in Europe and the near east.
It’s easy to tut tut because we don’t trade in wild caught meat today (except fish) but we did, and those viruses are everywhere now.
Another good example, from Australia, of wild-harvest meat is Kangaroo and Wallaby.
Four legs and back to the sky, ok to eat.
Less scientifically, Yunnan is a long way from Guangdong and has zero popular history of eating or handling bats. People from remote parts of Yunnan where bats live do not often travel to Guangdong. While bats are known to harbour different viruses, I am calling bullshit on Yunnan as the source of SARS. There are many populations of bats in caves far closer to Guangdong such as far northeast Vietnam, Guangxi, Guizhou and probably Hunan and Fujian provinces which would be preferable choices for source populations of trapped wild bats.