KUALA LUMPUR: With the Covid-19 outbreak reported to have originated from a wildlife market in Wuhan, China, Chinese celebrities have banded together to encourage people to refrain from that particular eating habit.
According to Asia One, 17 stars, including Kris Wu, Angelababy, Huang Xiaoming, Liu Tao, Angel Wang and Yang Mi, have pledged to stop eating exotic animals in a video montage.
The roughly 60-second clip, that has gone viral on Weibo, features the celebs advising viewers to, "Say no to the consumption of wildlife," and that, "To save wildlife is to save ourselves."
Apparently, this kind of gastronomic indulgence is still very prevalent in China and in some parts of the world as well.
At the end of the video Kris Wu is seen saying, "Pray for Wuhan. Together we will win the battle against NCP (novel coronavirus pneumonia or Covid-19)."
News reports state that there are so far over 60,107 cases and 1363 deaths, mostly in China, since the Covid-19 outbreak began last December.