Paul McCartney Wants China’s ‘Medieval’ Wet Markets Banned
And he goes full guns blazing against these cruel practices.
We all know how outspoken the Beatles were in politics. But even at 77, Paul McCartney still isn’t backing down. In a recent interview, he openly called Chinese Wet Markets ‘medieval’ and an ‘obscenity’. Moreover, he expects celebrities to rally together and force China to ban them.
Paul McCartney goes all out against wet markets
In a recent interview with Howard Stern on his Sirius XM Radio show, Paul did not hold back against Chinese wet markets. As we all know, he has been a vegan since the 70s and is a massive animal rights activist. And that’s why he is so enraged by what’s going on with Coronavirus. In the interview, he said:
I really hope that this will mean that the Chinese government will say, ‘OK, guys, we have really got to get super hygienic around here.’ Let’s face it, it is a little bit medieval eating bats.
Moreover, Paul McCartney also believes past outbreaks like SARS also came from these same wet markets:
It wouldn’t be so bad if this is the only thing it seems like you can blame on those wet markets. It seems like SARS, avian flu, all sorts of other stuff that has afflicted us, and what’s it for? For these quite medieval practices. They need to clean up their act.
Furthermore, Paul wants celebrities around the world to campaign against these wet markets:
When you’ve got the obscenity of some of the stuff that’s going on there and what comes out of it, they might as well be letting off atomic bombs. It’s affecting the whole world. I understand that part of it is going to be, ‘People have done it forever, this is the way we do things’. But they did slavery forever, too.
This situation is worrisome for Paul McCartney, as he is in the age group most at risk for Coronavirus. He is currently in isolation in his home in Sussex with his daughter Mary. However, his wife is still in New York because she couldn’t travel back to the UK before the lockdown.
Wet markets – the probable origin of Coronavirus
We previously discussed how Chinese wet markets in Wuhan are the real origin of Coronavirus. The virus traveled from bats to pangolins and then into humans. And in these market places, a wide variety of animal meat is available. Some of it is exotic meat too, which is a major cause for diseases and epidemics like Coronavirus. And a pangolin is one of these exotic animals. In wet markets, these animals are living very close to each other, allowing viruses to travel through feces and other excrements.
That’s why Paul McCartney wants these wet markets banned. And with so many viruses originating from these similar sources, it might be in our best interest to do so.