… Denmark is set to cull up to 17 million mink, after a
mutation of the coronavirus was found to spread from the animals to humans.
- Denmark to cull its mink to control the risk of human COVID-19 transmission
- Virus strains in mink and humans were found to be less sensitive to antibodies
- The mutated strain could effect the development of an effective
Comment by tonytran2015: Morality cannot be limited to within some boundary arbitrarily placed in the continuum of the animal kingdom.
North Korean strongman Kim Jong Un shed tears Saturday at a military parade where the regime revealed a new ballistic missile, the Guardian reported. The leader’s speech touched on the failures in political leadership that have led Pyongyang to an economic meltdown, as well as the external threats North Korea faces…
A Cambodian province popular with tourists has banned
the trade and slaughter of dogs for meat, saying canines are loyal and
capable of protecting property and even serving in the military…
- An animal welfare group says Siem Reap has been identified as a dog meat hotspot
- Anyone caught selling the meat will now be made to sign an agreement not to do it again
- Repeat offenders will be fined
Siem Reap province, home to the ancient Angkor Wat ruins, is the first place
to issue such a ban in Cambodia, where an estimated 3 million dogs a
year are killed for meat.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s fiancee Carrie Symonds has welcomed pledges by four British retailers to stop selling coconut products that use monkey labour in their production, and urged others to do the same.
- An investigation by PETA Asia showed use of pigtailed macaques to harvest coconuts
- The products include certain brands of coconut water and coconut milk
- Britain’s largest retailer Tesco said its coconut products are not made using the practice
Symonds, a conservationist, was responding to a report in the UK Telegraph that
highlighted the use of pigtailed macaques taken from the wild in Thailand and used on farms to scurry up trees and harvest coconuts.
The report cited an investigation by the animal rights organisation PETA Asia.
“Glad Waitrose, Co-op, Boots & Ocado have vowed not to sell products that use monkey labour, while Morrisons has already removed these from its
stores,” Symonds tweeted.
Many plants have lily in their name, but it’s all species of Lilium (true lily) and Hemerocallis (day lily) that are most dangerous.
All parts of the plants are toxic, the pollen, flowers, stem and
leaves. Ingestion of less than one leaf, or just part of a flower can
cause severe poisoning and there are reports of cats developing renal
failure after being exposed only to pollen. Even drinking the water from
a vase holding cut lilies can be fatal. The toxin causes severe damage
to the kidneys, which can cause kidney failure and can result in death.
Symptoms of poisoning include:
- Refusing food
- On examination a vet may find enlarged and painful kidneys
If you suspect your cat has been exposed to lilies, it’s important to seek veterinary advice immediately.
Moving in slow motion,
Reluctant effort spawning sleep
Through open windows
Only the flies are happy,
Making friends with flesh
Cloistered madness yawns,
Stretching fur-clad limbs
This is the time
For tennis balls
And Hot Dogs…
It is officially summer in the northern hemisphere. In England, the weather forecasters are predicting a heatwave. Every year many dogs die from heatstroke. They cannot regulate their body temperature in the same way a human can. Even just a ‘warm’ day can prove fatal… a parked car with an interior temperature of 22° C (71.6° F) may rise to 47° C ( 116.6° F) within an hour. Even with ventilation, dogs suffer and die.
It isn’t just dogs at risk. Protect your pets.
More info at the RSPCA website by clicking this link.
Dogs are still being butchered and sold for meat in markets in Yulin, southern China, despite central government reclassifying them as companions, not livestock. An NGO (non-governmental organisation) has warned the continued trade in dog meat could pose public health risks in the form of novel diseases. Warning: This article contains pictures of dog carcasses. […]