In the state Duma called populism the proposal to ban eat bats

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Deputy of the State Duma Alexander Sholokhov in the interview with Moscow 24 has said he is considering a proposal to ban the eating of exotic animals as fake. In his opinion, such proposals are submitted for one purpose only – to attract attention.

Sholokhov called such a proposal a populist and questioned his truthfulness.

“It is absolutely a populist statement. I understand that for Russia it is a traditional way of eating. I mean bats. Except this fake offer I can’t see”, – said the Deputy.

According to him, there are many regional politicians who make such statements to attract attention.

“we Have a fairly large number of deputies at local level who can offer anything. If you deny the meat of the Martians, it will be an even more effective method. It is absolutely a populist move in an attempt to draw attention to yourself in the present is really a serious situation,” says Sholokhov.

Earlier, the Deputy of Legislative Assembly of Leningrad region Vladimir Petrov proposed the development of health regulations prohibiting the sale and manufacturing of various non-target animals. According to him, in Russia it is necessary to restrict the eating of bats, snakes and monkeys.

the Ministry of science and technology of China stated that the most probable source of the coronavirus is a bat. It stressed that exclude the connection of pneumonia COVID-19 poultry and livestock.

At the end of December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan was an outbreak of pneumonia caused by an unknown type of coronavirus. It was found that the virus is transmitted from person to person. According to the latest who data, the world is already infected more than 638 thousand people, more than 30 thousand died.

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