The BlackTwitter community is not happy with recent claims made Audrey Delsink, the Wildlife director of the African branch of Humane Society International (HSI) that South Africa could be a possible location where the outbreak of COVID-19 could have begun.
Delsink made shocking claims that Coronavirus which was for the past months believed to have been passed to humans from animals kept in a wet market in Wuhan, China might have been caused by pangolins and bats in South Africa.
“People are so concerned that they are the host species and it’s not inconceivable to consider that it was a pangolin from South Africa that was in the mix there and was the intermediate host,” she said
Delsink also adds that South Africa has bats and pangolins that hosts a number of diseases and she tries to substantiate her argument on the fact that South Africa legislation is currently discussing a new amendment which will allow animals to be consumed by humans the same situation in China.
“It’s just worrying that we seem to be going ahead, well in South Africa, with the same policies and rationale that China has,” she said.
Delsink’s claim faces backlash from the Twitter community who calls her ‘delusional and a liar’.