Fast food chain McDonald’s has announced its latest measure in the fight against coronavirus.
“All our chicken McNuggets will now be 100% bat meat free,” says McDonald’s Australia CEO Damian Piper.
Scientists believe bats were a possible source of the initial coronavirus outbreak at a ‘live market’ in Wuhan, China.
“That’s why were removing any traces of bat meat from our McNuggets,” says Damien Piper. “We are deeply committed to fighting the spread of COVID-19.”
McDonald’s won’t say exactly how much bat meat was previously in its McNuggets.
Nor is it saying which meat it will be using as a replacement.
“Ironically nothing tastes like chicken quite as much as fresh bat meat,” says Piper. “However we have a few alternate meat and plastic options to use instead.”