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John Cornyn blames China and 'culture where people eat bats and snakes and dogs'
03-20-2020, 05:24 AM
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John Cornyn blames China and 'culture where people eat bats and snakes and dogs'
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John Cornyn blames China and 'culture where people eat bats and snakes and dogs' for coronavirus


Republican Sen. John Cornyn blamed China for the coronavirus outbreak, criticizing the country’s "culture where people eat bats and snakes and dogs and things like that."

"China is to blame because the culture where people eat bats and snakes and dogs and things like that, these viruses are transmitted from the animal to the people, and that's why China has been the source of a lot of these viruses like SARS, like MERS, the Swine Flu,” the Texas senator said.

“Disparaging an entire ethnic group and culture like this is bigotry, plain and simple,” California Rep. Judy Chu said. “Blaming Chinese people en masse for the spread of this disease is the exact same bigoted line that was used to justify the Chinese Exclusion Act over a century ago.”

President Trump has drawn criticism over the last few weeks for mentioning that the coronavirus came from China.

The president bucked that criticism again Wednesday by referring to the illness as a “Chinese virus” during a press conference.

"It's not racist," Trump told a reporter Wednesday when confronted about racism claims regarding the coronavirus. "It comes from China. I want to be accurate."


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03-20-2020, 06:22 AM
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Yeah I caught video of this on twitter.

I haven't been this discouraged by human behavior in quite a while.
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03-20-2020, 06:32 AM
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Skookum, are you Asian?
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03-20-2020, 10:09 AM
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Well he’s not wrong
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03-20-2020, 12:55 PM
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(03-20-2020 06:32 AM)pilgrim Wrote:  .
Skookum, are you Asian?

Nope.

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03-20-2020, 01:03 PM
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03-20-2020, 09:06 PM
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snakes and dogs, yeah. But bats been debunked.

https://observers.france24.com/en/202002...-indonesia

After seeing these videos, many social network users apparently believed that Chinese people have a culture of eating bats, which have a reputation for carrying illnesses and viruses. Some media outlets reported that bats were prized for their meat by some Chinese consumers.

However, our team reached out to several specialists in Chinese culinary traditions, who all said that people in China don’t tend to eat bat meat.

Guansheng Ma is the director of Nutrition and Gastronomy at the University of Beijing.

According to our research, eating bat meat is more than rare in China. It’s actually unacceptable in Chinese culture.

Our Observer Lu Haitao grew up in Wuhan but now lives in Beijing. He agreed.

I have never seen bat meat for sale in markets or restaurants in Wuhan or elsewhere in China. I’ve also never heard anyone talk about eating it. For me, eating bat meat is both inconceivable and disgusting.



William Chan Tat Chuen, an expert in Chinese cuisine, is the author of a book about exchanges between French and Chinese culinary traditions. He agreed with our other Observers, though he did say that bat excremement is occasionally used in Chinese medicine:

Chinese medicine uses bat excrement to improve patients’ vision and to treat dysentery, hemorrhages and diarrhea. It is often mixed into rice porridge or made into a kind of tea. However, I don’t know anyone who has actually used this treatment. Similarly, none of my Chinese friends or family eat bat meat. Chinese medicine doesn’t say anything about eating it.

That said, people in China have a different vision of bats than people in Europe. In China, bats represent happiness and people aren’t disgusted by them.

A traditional dish in the Pacific, a vacation destination for many Chinese tourists

Quite a few Chinese tourists were filmed sampling bat meat in Palau in Micronesia. However, according to the manager of a local restaurant, most Chinese tourists are disturbed when, after ordering, they see what the dish actually looks like:

We have Chinese visitors but most of them want to sample seafood. When they see the bat soup, most of them are actually horrified and very few can eat it calmly.

The restaurant manager says that he doesn’t believe eating the soup is dangerous because it has been consumed in Palau for hundreds of years without anything like coronavirus emerging.
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03-21-2020, 02:49 AM
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Videos of the Wuhan live market show a table full of bats. Somebody is eating them??!!
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03-21-2020, 03:18 AM
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(03-21-2020 02:49 AM)pilgrim Wrote:  .
Videos of the Wuhan live market show a table full of bats. Somebody is eating them??!!

That was debunked in the France24 article.

Quote:This final video shows a market where bat meat is seen being sold. The Instagram account @coronavirusdaily posted the video, claiming that it was filmed in a market in Wuhan. The video was subsequently taken down, but another version of the same video was posted on Twitter and garnered more than 10,000 views.

We took screengrabs of the video and ran them through a reverse image search on Yandex. We pulled up several similar videos that were all filmed in Indonesia. We then searched the key words “Indonesia” and “bats” in English on YouTube and found the original video, which was published by the well-known YouTube channel Travel Thirsty.

This video, posted online in November 2019, was filmed in a market in the Indonesian town of Manado.
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03-21-2020, 04:10 AM (This post was last modified: 03-21-2020 04:13 AM by pilgrim.)
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All of the corona viruses have their origins in bats. All of these viruses start in China because they eat anything that moves. There are plenty of videos of Chinese people eating bats if you check Youtube. Corona virus started in Wuhan next to a live market. SARs started in another Chinese city next to another live market.



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03-21-2020, 04:21 AM
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^Don't believe your lying eyes, racist.
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03-21-2020, 04:21 AM (This post was last modified: 03-21-2020 04:39 AM by pilgrim.)
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The novel coronavirus and the SARS outbreak of 2003 have two things in common: Both are from the coronavirus family, and both most likely started in wet markets.

At such markets, outdoor stalls are squeezed together to form narrow lanes, where locals and visitors shop for cuts of meat and ripe produce. A stall selling caged chickens may abut a butcher counter, where meat is chopped as nearby dogs watch hungrily. Some vendors hock hares, while seafood stalls display glistening fish and shrimp.

Wet markets put people and live and dead animals – dogs, chickens, pigs, snakes, civets, and more – in constant close contact. That makes it easy for zoonotic diseases to jump from animals to humans.

“Poorly regulated, live-animal markets mixed with illegal wildlife trade offer a unique opportunity for viruses to spill over from wildlife hosts into the human population,” the Wildlife Conservation Society said in a statement.

In the case of SARS and the new coronavirus disease, called COVID-19, bats were the original hosts. The bats then infected other animals, which transmitted the disease to humans.
The coronavirus has now killed at least 2,700 people and infected more than 80,000 others. (For the latest totals, see Business Insider’s live updates here.)

The market where the current outbreak may have started, the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan, was shuttered January 1. Wuhan authorities banned the trade of live animals at all wet markets there soon after, and China announced a temporary national ban on the buying, selling, and transportation of wild animals in markets, restaurants, and online marketplaces across the country as well.
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03-21-2020, 04:26 AM
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(03-21-2020 04:10 AM)pilgrim Wrote:  .
There are plenty of videos of Chinese people eating bats if you check Youtube.

Yes. But they were not in China. They were in Indonesia, Palau, or some other south pacific island. The widely circulated one of the Chinese woman eating bat soup was from a travel show where they went to Palau.
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03-21-2020, 04:52 AM (This post was last modified: 03-21-2020 04:54 AM by pilgrim.)
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Both SARs and Coronavirus originated in China next to the live/wet markets where they have all kind of animals including bats. Both diseases have their origin from bats.

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03-22-2020, 01:08 AM
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You muthafuckas need to stop eating bats. Wtf is wrong with yous? Get it together, you disgusting gooks.
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