Paul McCartney asks China to halt markets, origin of COVID-19

By Alexandra Heilbron on April 15, 2020 | 11 Comments

Paul McCartney Easter Instagram photoResearchers believe the spread of COVID-19 originated at a “wet market,” or live animal market, in Wuhan, China and now Sir Paul McCartney is calling on the government of China to put a stop to these markets.

Live and dead animals  are sold as food and for alleged medicinal purposes, including exotic and endangered wildlife, as well as cats and dogs, which are slowly barbecued to death right on the spot, because it’s believed the meat will taste better that way.

McCartney said on Howard Stern’s Sirius XM radio show on Tuesday, “They might as well be, you know, letting off atomic bombs because this is affecting the whole world. Whoever is responsible for this is at war with the world and itself; it just doesn’t make sense — any sense at all.”

He said that putting a stop to the markets would be “a very good idea for them, not just us. They don’t need all of the people dying. And what’s it for? These quite medieval practices. They just need to clean up their act.”

McCartney is not the only one speaking up about this. A number of health organizations around the world are asking China to close these markets, where so many viruses are believed to have originated, including swine and avian flu, in addition to the coronavirus. Many markets in China stopped selling live poultry after widespread avian flu outbreaks that killed millions around the world.

More than 60 U.S. lawmakers have asked for a global ban on the markets. Animal welfare groups are also pleading for a stop to the markets, which are also known as “live wildlife markets.”

Wuhan South China Seafood Market, which was suspected to be the primary source for spreading COVID-19 during late 2019, was closed on January 1, 2020, but it was already too late to stop the disease from spreading around the world. ~Alexandra Heilbron

Comments & Discussion

  1. Christine • April 16, 2020 @ 10:49 AM

    These markets are a threat to the world and should be stopped. Clearly they have ignored many past requests to stop and they sadly will likely continue. I actually thought I saw online article recently saying that they have already started up again now that they have opened up restrictions and are back to normal life. God help us all.

  2. Byron Ward • April 16, 2020 @ 11:37 AM

    There no need to order animal parts from China, even if it enhances your libido. This is why Border Patrol is needed to stop illegal animal parts and drugs getting into our countries. I’m with you, Paul.

  3. Alden Miller • April 16, 2020 @ 11:52 AM

    Such markets should be banned both for the sake of humans by reducing the risk of new diseases & for the sake of animals, because the suffering is far greater as the animals are aware for hours of their coming deaths & being barbecued alive is simply torture!

  4. Onofre Geminiano • April 17, 2020 @ 11:29 AM

    Covid 19 should called China Corona Virus… is China’s biological weapon for mass economic destruction! China wants to be number 1 super economic power in the world.. the deaths and drama in Wuhan is a well manage stage cover up.
    US was more concern about North Korea and Iran nuclear ,, China is smart and Sneaky!
    The pandemic is XI gift to Trump and all countries are collateral damage to provide smoke screen for China.
    Hope the Intelligence community investigate China stock file of viruses!

  5. stewart c schrauger • April 17, 2020 @ 11:46 AM

    despicable, inhumane practices MUST BE ABOLISHED, NOW!! Boycott China 100%, until they close ALL the live and dead animal food markets!!

  6. Jordan • April 17, 2020 @ 3:19 PM

    I’m not buying anything made in China again. I’m going to be checking labels because they’re not getting one cent from me, even if it’s cheaper.

  7. Terry • April 22, 2020 @ 9:59 AM

    More than one fatal disease has come out of dirty, despicable, cruel, subhuman China!! WHY do our countries choose to trade with these flat brained morons?? I hope everyone will do their part & boycott any & all products from China. Economically starving these creeps is the only way to get them to change their ways. Viruses & deadly Flu’s aside, for far too long our countries have allowed them to poison our children & pets with their deadly products — melamine, lead, & God knows what else. In Canada, any new business owner — particularly one that sells food products is raked over the coals, red-taped, inspected to DEATH, & scrutinized with magnifying glasses before they’re give license or approval to put their products on the shelves. Yet — the same gov’t allows any piece of sh*t that comes over from China when it has been proven over & over that it’s poisonous and often deadly to humankind & to our pets. Changes need to be made not only in China but also to our product import standards here. By letting their crap into this country our gov’t’s are just as guilty of poisoning us as that putrid country of China is. Apparently their stinking live markets have even been allowed to function in the USA too!!

  8. Marjorie Coey • April 22, 2020 @ 4:13 PM

    i AGREE that these markets should be closed. I never even go near any places that have these.

    That being said it stretches my intelligence that a virus that does what this does ‘SUDDENLY’ appears and spreads all over the world! I think not.

    I want to know how this was manufactures and by whom.

    Thank you :Paul for keeping on keeping on.

  9. Gail Payne • April 23, 2020 @ 1:33 PM

    I will never buy another thing made in China. Their culture is just disgusting. Those poor animals. How would they like to be barbecued alive? These people have no empathy what so ever. Just so heartbreaking.

  10. Juliana Honoroski • April 23, 2020 @ 11:10 PM

    I’m 100% with my twin, Paul, calling on the Chinese government to put a stop to these markets. Too many pandemics have been coming from this country and it has to stop!

  11. Gloria • April 27, 2020 @ 11:11 AM

    Thanks Paul for speaking out about the virus, how true. Our Mr. President better look in to this.
    I & many of the people I talk to believe that there’s something fishy about this virus. Yes right
    bats brought it all over the world ?? It’s their food. AND HOW COME CHINA IS BACK TO WORK? What are they using to stop the virus??

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