Aymeric Caron, an animal-rights activist has asked that people stop killing mosquitoes and just allow the insects to bite them.
Caron, a French TV presenter, says mosquitoes need to suck human blood to obtain protein for their eggs.
According to Caron, killing mosquitoes is “embarrassing for anti-specists who realise they are being attacked by a mother trying to nourish her children,” Independent reports.
Mr Caron, who calls himself an anti-specist, says he is up for being bitten by mosquitoes, except in Africa, where there is a risk of catching malaria.
In a video, he said: “One can consider that a blood donation from time to time to an insect who is only trying to nourish her children is not a drama.”