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PET & ANIMAL HEALTH

Virus Mutation Traced To Danish Mink Farms

"he SARS-CoV-2 virus has had a particularly devastating impact on mink, who experience respiratory problems similar to people and die at alarmingly high rates." – Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association The Latest: Danes take action after virus mutation in minks COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Seven Danish mayors say restaurants will be closed across northern Denmark and people in the region will be encouraged to be tested after authorities found a mutation in the virus in 12 residents who...

Are Your Coconuts Certified Monkey-Free?

"We have made it clear to the supplier we do not support the use of monkeys for harvesting and that all harvesting must be done by human labor." – Costco Oct 31, 2020 CNN – Costco has reportedly stopped purchasing Chaokoh coconut milk after PETA accused its manufacturer, the Thailand-based company Theppadungporn Coconut Co., of using forced monkey labor PETA investigators from its Asia division found cruelty to monkeys at farms and facilities used by Theppadungporn Coconut...

Animal-Lover Keeps Fawn As Pet, It Grows Up And Attacks

“We can’t say it enough: Wild animals are not pets.” Woman cited with possessing, feeding young buck deer that gored neighbor |  Oct. 19, 2020 |  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A Black Forest woman who told Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers she took a days-old fawn into her home more than a year and raised it has been cited with two misdemeanors after the deer, now a young buck, gored a neighbor last week. CPW officers cited...

Where Does Your Milk Come From? Must-See Cow Carousel

VIDEO: The world's largest cow factory will give you goosebumps Ever seen a cow carousel? Cows can't wait to get on ... Get A Load Of This –  Meet the dairy firm hoping to power its delivery trucks using cow manure Oct 16, 2020 CNBC – Like many large businesses, dairy company Arla Foods has grand plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and the firm aims to be carbon net zero by 2050. Around 85% of Arla’s total emissions...

Exotic Pet Craze Leads To Kidnapping of SF Zoo Primate

Have we learned nothing from our run ins with Burmese pythons, rhesus monkeys, and Argentine tegus?  Oct 15, 2020 | KRON – Maki has been found! The lemur was stolen from the San Francisco Zoo & Gardens Wednesday, officials said. But Thursday evening, Maki was seen in the playground area of the Hope Lutheran Church in Daly City. The San Francisco Zoo & Gardens offered a reward for tips and information leading to the safe recovery of its missing...

Covid Has Killed 7,000 Animals On Utah Ranches

“Obviously, it’s very concerning to have a species that is this susceptible with this high of a death rate.” – Dr. Dean Taylor,  Utah state veterinarian  October 2, 2020 Kaiser Health News – Thousands of minks at Utah fur farms have died because of the coronavirus in the past 10 days, forcing nine sites in three counties to quarantine, but the state veterinarian said people don’t appear to be at risk from the outbreak. The COVID-19 infections likely were...

Small NH Town Does It Again; BOLO Alert For Escaped Serval Cat

"These wild cats are not much bigger than a medium-size dog, but they retain their wild instincts and are cunning escape artists ... definitely not appropriate house pets." – British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals More weird news out of Merrimack, New Hampshire African predator liberates itself from captors  Sep 9, 2020 Official Release,  Merrimack, New Hampshire Police Department Residents: Please be on the look out for this missing family pet. Spartacus is a 40lb, 4 yr...

Cat Photobombs Remote Meeting Of Parliament

Pets boost morale during coronavirus pandemic: study | Some are even considering adopting another animal to keep their pet company when they return to work SNWS – Three-quarters of Americans couldn’t have gotten through the quarantine without their pet, according to new research. The survey of 2,000 cat owners (57% of whom also have a dog) looked at the various benefits provided by our furry friends during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the ways in which they helped us...

Boy, 6, Scarred For Life By ‘Loveable’ Pit Bull

GRAPHIC IMAGE WARNING | What a pit bull can do to a child | Lucky just to be alive | Aug 6, 2020 The Sun – Camdon Bozell, age six, suffered life-changing injuries when he was mauled by pet dog, Chaos, 5, at his grandma's home in Schoolcraft, Michigan. The dog was ordered to be put down. The pet dog attacked Camdon’s face last April in a fit of rage after he got up to get a snack and had to...

Another Child Killed By Family Pit Bull

"We saw them going around the house with the pole to try and grab the dog, that took about a half hour, 45 minutes."  Same story, different day  Another child has died tragically after being mauled by her own family's pitbull  NBC 10 – East Providence, Rhode Island police said Friday a 15-month-old girl was killed after being attacked by a family dog. They said the incident happened at her grandparent's home. Officers responded to the Brookhaven Drive...

Crackdown On Animal Abuse In Traditional Chinese Medicine

DAILY COVID-19 GLOBAL NEWS ROUNDUP By The Associated Press June 6, 2020 BEIJING — China is ordering its highest level of protection for the armadillo-like pangolin as part of its crackdown on the wildlife trade following the global coronavirus pandemic. While the virus is believed to have originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, most scientists say it was most likely transmitted from bats to humans via an intermediary animal such as the...

French Bulldog Kills Owner In ‘Vicious Attack’

"I hate to say it, but unfortunately, it was a vicious attack." May 13, 2020 INGLESIDE, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago woman who recently adopted a French bulldog that had been bred to fight was fatally mauled by the dog over the weekend, a coroner said. A friend found Lisa Urso unresponsive on the patio behind her Ingleside, Illinois, home on Saturday evening. Investigators determined she had been attacked by the French bulldog. Toxicology...

Pets And COVID-19: How Risky?

Are pets at risk of getting, spreading COVID-19? Apr 29, 2020 | Mayo Clinic News Network – Recent reports of cats and dogs becoming infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to update its guidelines for pets. According to the CDC, two pet cats in New York City became the first domestic animals in the U.S. to test positive for the virus. Then earlier this week, a pug in North Carolina became...

Trump Should Pardon Dog-Killer Michael Vick: CNN

"The Falcons QB had participated in executing animals that 'performed poorly' by hanging, shooting, drowning and electrocution." CNN | OPINION – Since pardons are something of a topic du jour, Mr. President, I have a simple request ...  By James A. Gagliano | Feb 24, 2020 I'm fairly certain you've heard of former NFL star quarterback Michael Vick. ESPN's two-part 30 for 30 documentary entitled "Vick" aired recently. And to tell the complete story of the film's 39-year-old protagonist,...

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