A man has been filmed dipping a mouse into a bowl of sauce before devouring the squeaking animal that was still alive.
The appalling clip showed the diner using chopsticks to pick up a baby mouse before eating it like any other simple and edible dish.
According to reports, his ‘meal,’ which was accompanied by pieces of tomatoes, is considered a delicacy in the Guangdong province of southeast China.
The government banned the revolting dish but backstreet restaurants still offer it.
It is not clear where the clip took place even though the man can be heard saying the Chinese phrase for ‘mouse.’
In another viral video, a Chinese woman was preparing to eat soup made with a whole bat. In traditional Chinese, bats are used to treat numerous illnesses, including gonorrhea, malaria and coughing.
Bats’ feces is also believed to be able to treat eye diseases.
In the video that shows a young woman using chopsticks to hold a bat, a man can be heard saying in Mandarin: “Eat the meat! (Don’t) eat the skin. (You) should eat the meat on its back.”
Coronavirus, which emerged in Wuhan, China, has taken the lives of more than 100 people, affected over 4,500 and caused the city of almost 60 million to be put in partial and total lockdown.
Scientists fear that the virus, which is not understood, may have spread to humans from bats or snakes.
A Chinese virologist who helped combat the SARS epidemic in 2003 warned that the new strain of coronavirus could result in an outbreak ten times worse than SARS.
One internet user commented: “No wonder there is a virus!! there eating mice and bats seriously all so you can post a video and get likes and comments #getofsocialmedia!”
Another wrote: “China should take this opportunity to ban the distribution and consumption of wild animals. This is appalling, immoral, unsanitary, and dangerous.”
A third added: “Even worse, the thing isn’t gutted. What’s in its lower intestine? Oh yummy, mouse poo.”
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