An animal rights activist recently went viral and raised a lot of eyebrows because of his controversial remarks. According to French radio and TV personality Aymeric Caron, we should not hit mosquitoes when they bite us. Instead we should just let them suck! A fervent supporter of animal rights and a vegetarian since the 1990s, Caron said people should only swat mosquitoes when they are in risky places. Otherwise, we should just feed the hungry insects. In an Independent report, the 47-year-old journalist said that hitting mosquitoes is definitely a bad idea. He said people should just consider feeding mosquitoes with their blood as a donation.
For those who hate mosquito bites, Caron advises that they only use natural repellents like citronella, garlic, and lavender oil. A lot of people expressed strong disagreement with Caron’s claims. Although she heads the Animal Equality group, Toni Vernelli said the presenter’s words are “unrelated to animal welfare campaigns.” In fact, she thinks it’s a “step too far” from what animal rights activists are trying to achieve. Meanwhile, the official website of the World Health Organization (WHO) warns us all that mosquitoes are among the deadliest animals in the world because they carry and spread diseases that claim millions of lives each year.
This topic is not even an issue for users on iMiMatch because they have already made their choice in the feed-the-mosquitoes-or-die debate. And this is their decision: users on iMiMatch have solemnly and unanimously agreed and with one voice to KILL ALL MOSQUITOES around them. At the same time, they have pledged to carry out activism on behalf of the animals but not in the extremist way Caron claims. Before everything else, users on iMiMatch have to stay alive and healthy and how will they do that, if they freely offer themselves up for malaria sacrifice? Well, no! Health is the key word on iMiMatch!