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Kris Wu, Angelababy and other Chinese celebrities say 'no to the consumption of wildlife'

Huang Xiaoming, Liu Tao, Angel Wang, and Yang Mi are just some of the many celebrities that appear in a video montage that has gone viral on Weibo.

Kris Wu, Angelababy and other Chinese celebrities say 'no to the consumption of wildlife'

Chinese celebs have appeared in a video montage to encourage people not to consume exotic wildlife. (Photo: Screengrab by Asia One)

In the wake of the ongoing fight against COVID-19, some of China’s biggest stars have appeared in a video montage pledging against the consumption of wildlife, according to a report on Asia One.

17 Chinese celebrities, including Kris Wu, Angelababy, Huang Xiaoming, Liu Tao, Angel Wang, and Yang Mi, are featured on the 60-second clip that has since gone viral on Weibo – the micro-blogging site that is one of the country’s most popular social platforms. 

"Say no to the consumption of wildlife," they advised. "To save wildlife is to save (ourselves)."

The video ends with encouragement from Wu: "Pray for Wuhan. Together we will win the battle against NCP (novel coronavirus pneumonia)."

The World Health Organisation (WHO) renamed the virus COVID-19 last Tuesday Feb 11.  The name had been chosen to avoid references to a specific geographical location, animal species or group of people in line with international recommendations for naming aimed at preventing stigmatisation

Global concern remains high about the spread of COVID-19, which first emerged in China's central Hubei province in December, with the first death outside Asia reported in France this weekend (Feb 15).

However, the number of new cases from China dropped for a third consecutive day on Sunday (Feb 16).

The death toll currently stands at 1,665 in mainland China (Sunday, Feb 16). More than 68,000 people have now been infected.

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