Paul McCartney says it's time for the Chinese government to come down on the markets that sell bats and other animals that many other populations don't eat.
He tells Howard Stern, "I really hope that this will mean the Chinese government says, 'OK, guys, we have really got to get super hygienic around here.' Let's face it, it is a little bit medieval eating bats... They don't need all the people dying. And what's it for? All these medieval practices. They just need to clean up their act. This may lead to it. If this doesn't, I don't know what will."
And he draws a scary, but possibly accurate, comparison. "They might as well be letting off atomic bombs, because it's affecting the whole world. Whoever is responsible for this is at war with the world and itself."
McCartney is sheltering at home alone in Sussex, England -- his wife Nancy has been at their home in New York since the stay-at-home order was put into place.
On Saturday, McCartney will be part of the One World: Together at Home special that will air on ABC, CBS and NBC, as well as on iHeartRadio platforms, Amazon Prime Video, Apple, Facebook, Instagram, Tidal, TuneIn, Twitch, Twitter, Yahoo and YouTube.
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