Denmark to cull its mink population over fears a mutated strain of COVID-19 infected humans – ABC News

… 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.

Costco drops Chaokoh coconut milk over allegations of forced monkey labor – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale

Comment by tonytran2015: Morality cannot be limited to within some boundary arbitrarily placed in the continuum of the animal kingdom.

Kim Jong Un Cries Unveiling New Ballistic Missile

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…

… Kim has even admitted to his failure to meet party expectations for the economy, and urged North Korean elites to hand over their pet dogs, […]

North Korea Reportedly Confiscating Pet Dogs In Capital, Owners Fear They’ll Be Used For Food

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Cambodia’s Siem Reap province bans dog meat trade – ABC News

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…

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.

Boris Johnson’s fiancee Carrie Symonds urges more shops to ban coconut products made from monkey labour – ABC News

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.

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.

Keeping Cats Safe: Plants and Cats – Katzenworld

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:

  • Drooling
  • Vomiting
  • Refusing food
  • Lethargy
  • Depression
  • 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.

Hot dogs | Die Erste Eslarner Zeitung – Aus und über Eslarn, sowie die bayerisch-tschechische Region!

The Small Dog

Moving in slow motion,
Reluctant effort spawning sleep
Before midday.
Soporific humming
Through open windows
Signals summer.
Only the flies are happy,
Making friends with flesh
Ensuring wakefulness.
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.

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‘Breeding ground for a pandemic’: Dog meat still on sale in China, despite new guidelines | #AceShoutITOutNews Tell it ALL leave NOTHING unsaid … disclose NEWS & VIEWS and NAME & SHAME #TruthWillSetYouFree apply for your users key and post

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. […]

‘Breeding ground for a pandemic’: Dog meat still on sale in China, despite new guidelines