UPDATE 07. March 2021: Now they’re vaccinating gorillas at the zoo for coronavirus. Pfizer subsidiary ZOETIS abuses now even Gorillas in a zoo as substitutes for their anti-human Frankenshot-'vaccines', which are no vaccines but genetic engineering operation systems.
ALERT-UPDATE 05. April 2020: A Tiger at New York City zoo fell ill with Covid-19 symptoms and tested now positive for SARS-CoV-2. The test was confirmed by the USDA's National Veterinary Services Laboratory. The four year old tiger at the Bronx Zoo was most likely infected by an asymptomatic staff member, since the facility was closed to the public already on 16. March 2020. Zoos and wildlife sanctuaries must isolate and ensure that their holding facilities do not become death traps.
PROLOGUE: If SARS-CoV-2 is proven to be a contagion or biological weapon that causes COVID-2 and this disease affects cats, immediate actions must follow to safeguard all members of the cat family, incl. the big cats in the wild.
SARS-coronavirus-2 can affect cats efficiently
Further Studies Urgently Required
By VF/ET - 30. March 2020
⚠️ SARS-CoV-2 replicates in cats and infected cats can infect other cats.
⚠️ Since it is the same virus that infects humans, infected cats might be able to infect humans and vice a versa.
⚠️ Cats therefore also can be a reservoir for SARS-CoV-2.
🔺️Despite the tremendous efforts to control the disease, COVID-19 has now spread to almost all countries and caused a global pandemic.
🔺️SARS-CoV- 2 is thought to have originated in bats; however, the intermediate animal sources of the virus are completely unknown.
🔺️Research into the susceptibility of ferrets, cats, dogs, and different domestic animals to SARS-coronavirus-2 was now carried out.
🔺️Research investigated the susceptibility of ferrets and animals in close contact with humans to SARS-CoV-2.
🔺️It was found that SARS-CoV-2 replicates poorly in dogs, pigs, chickens, and ducks, but efficiently in ferrets and cats. It was found that the virus transmits in cats via respiratory droplets.
⚠️محققان چینی در پژوهشی بر روی COVID-19، دریافتند که گربه ها می توانند به COVID-19 آلوده شوند و آن را به دیگر گربه ها نیز منتقل کنند. اما این موضوع برای سگها خیلی محتمل نیست.
🔺️از طرفی هنوز معلوم نیست که گربه سانان می توانند ویروس را به صاحبانشان هم منتقل کنند یا خیر. درنتیجه در حال حاضر نیاز به نگرانی نیست. احتمالا اردک، خوک و مرغ هم آلوده نمی شوند. تحقیقات بیشتری در این زمینه لازم است.
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DO NOT ABANDON YOUR ANIMALS, BUT BE CAREFUL AND SEEK VETERINARY ADVISE!
ALSO RELIABLE TESTS FOR HUMANS AND ANIMALS ARE URGENTLY NEEDED!
Given the fact that we now also have reportedly to face the international expansion of a novel SARS-CoV-2 mutant (ORF3a), a mutation of the initial Wuhan virus, serious research must be conducted immediately for humans and animals.
Second Dog Tests Positive For Coronavirus
By Brandon Kirkwood - 30.
Spread the love not the virus.
The Hong Kong government has urged people not to abandon their pets and to stop kissing them after a second dog tested positive for coronavirus, but stressed that the animal had not shown any symptoms of the disease.
A German shepherd living in the Pok Fu Lam area on Hong Kong Island was sent for quarantine along with another mixed-breed dog from the same residence on Thursday after their owner was confirmed as being infected, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) said in a statement.
Though the shepherd tested positive for the virus, no such result was obtained from the mixed-breed dog, and “neither dog has shown any signs of disease,” the AFCD said, adding it will continue to monitor both dogs and conduct repeated tests on the animals.
The new case comes after an elderly 17-year-old Pomeranian, which had tested “weak positive” during repeated tests for the virus, died two days after it was released from quarantine disease-free.
The AFCD said the dog’s owner wasn’t willing to allow an autopsy to determine the cause of death.
The Hong Kong animal-welfare authority stressed that there is currently no evidence that pets can be a source of the virus or that they can get sick from it. “Under no circumstances should [owners] abandon their pets,” it said. [Ed.: This statement will have to be revised, given the new findings - see above.]
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) said that infectious disease experts and multiple international and domestic human and animal health organizations, all agree there is no evidence at this point to indicate that pets become ill with Covid-19 or that they spread it to other animals, including people. [Ed.: This statement will have to be revised, given the new findings - see above.]
These include the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the U.S.’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which have also both stated that there is no evidence that companion animals such as cats and dogs can spread the virus. [Ed.: This statement will have to be revised, given the new findings - see above. The CDC test proved faulty even for humans.]
“Therefore, there is no justification in taking measures against companion animals which may compromise their welfare,” the OIE said. [Ed.: This statement will have to be revised, given the new findings - see above.]
However, the AVMA said that “out of an abundance of caution, it is recommended that those ill with Covid-19 “limit contact” with animals until more information is known about the virus.
The AFCD also reminded pet owners to use good hygiene practices and urged them to avoid kissing their pets.
Some animal-welfare experts have suggested the Pomeranian’s death could have been caused by the stress of being quarantined and separated from its owner, while others have noted its age.
“The dog likely died from causes other than Covid-19 as it had never displayed any clinical signs of illness,” The College for Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign said in a post on its website.
Vet diagnostic company IDEXX IDXX, 1.656% said thousands of dogs and cats have been tested for Covid-19, and so far, none have tested positive for the virus. [Ed.: Given the fact-findings - see above - and the history of ineffective and faulty tests used in the USA initially even for humans, such statement must be seriously questioned.]
“Our pets can be a source of comfort for us, and not another source of concern, during this evolving Covid-19 environment,” said Dr. Jim Blacka, a veterinarian with IDEXX’s Companion Animal Commercial Business.
“Data from IDEXX shows no cases to date of the novel coronavirus in thousands of dog and cat samples tested, which is good news for pets and the people who care for them,” he added. [Ed.: This statement will have to be revised, given the new findings - see above.]
The AFCD said it “strongly advises” that mammalian pet animals including dogs and cats from households with persons infected with Covid-19 or those who have had close contacted with others infected with the virus, should be quarantined in government facilities.
DO NOT ABANDON YOUR ANIMALS, BUT BE CAREFUL AND SEEK VETERINARY ADVISE!
Pet dog tests positive for COVID-19 virus
By HongKong Government - 19. March 2020
A spokesman for the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) said today (March 19) that a pet dog sent to the AFCD has repeatedly tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. This is another infected case following an earlier case in which a 17-year-old Pomeranian dog tested weak positive during repeated tests for the virus.
The current case involves a German Shepherd dog that lived in a residence at Pok Fu Lam. When the owner was confirmed with COVID-19, the dog was sent for quarantine with another mixed breed dog from the same residence to the animal keeping facility at the Hong Kong Port of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge yesterday (March 18). No positive results were obtained from the mixed breed dog and neither dog has shown any signs of disease.
The Department will continue to closely monitor both dogs and conduct repeated tests on the animals.
The AFCD will continue to work together with the Department of Health in handling relevant cases. To ensure public and animal health, the Department strongly advises that mammalian pet animals including dogs and cats from households with persons confirmed as infected with COVID-19, or close contacts of COVID-19 infected persons, should be put under quarantine in AFCD facilities.
The spokesman reminded pet owners to adopt good hygiene practices (including hand washing before and after being around or handling animals, their food, or supplies, as well as avoiding kissing them) and to maintain a clean and hygienic household environment. People who are sick should restrict contact with animals. If there are any changes in the health condition of the pets, advice from a veterinarian should be sought as soon as possible.
The spokesman emphasised that there is currently no evidence that pet animals can be a source of COVID-19 for humans or that this virus can cause the disease in dogs. [Ed.: This statement will have to be revised, given the new findings - see above.] Pet owners should always maintain good hygiene practices and under no circumstances should they abandon their pets.
DO NOT ABANDON YOUR ANIMALS, BUT BE CAREFUL AND SEEK VETERINARY ADVISE!
Please realize that SARS-CoV-2 has a new and probable even more virulent strain that is different from the major strain observed in China.
International expansion of a novel SARS-CoV-2 mutant
By Minjin Wang, Mengjiao Li, Ruotong Ren, Andreas Brave, Sylvie van der Werf, En-Qiang Chen, Zhiyong Zong, Weimin Li, Binwu Ying (25 authors)
SARS-CoV-2 has inevitably mutated during its pandemic spread to cause unpredictable effects on COVID-19 and complicate epidemic control efforts. Here we report that a novel SARS-CoV-2 mutation (ORF3a) appears to be spreading worldwide, which deserves close attention.
Given the prevalence of Group 4 isolates in multiple countries, including France, Italy and South Korea, which is experiencing a rapidly growing epidemic, this information should be of significant interest.
At present, the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic in China seems to be diminishing in response to control efforts, but the rapid global spread of this new virus, and its mutants, has become a major health concern.
Shenzhen becomes first Chinese city to ban eating cats and dogs
By BBC - 02, April 2020
Most Chinese people don't actually consume dogs and cats and never plan to - Image copyright Getty Images
Shenzhen has become the first Chinese city to ban the sale and consumption of dog and cat meat.
It comes after the coronavirus outbreak was linked to wildlife meat, prompting Chinese authorities to ban the trade and consumption of wild animals.
Shenzhen went a step further, extending the ban to dogs and cats. The new law will come into force on 1 May.
Thirty million dogs a year are killed across Asia for meat, says Humane Society International (HSI).
However, the practice of eating dog meat in China is not that common - the majority of Chinese people have never done so and say they don't want to.
"Dogs and cats as pets have established a much closer relationship with humans than all other animals, and banning the consumption of dogs and cats and other pets is a common practice in developed countries and in Hong Kong and Taiwan," the Shenzhen city government said, according to a Reuters report.
"This ban also responds to the demand and spirit of human civilization."
Animal advocacy organisation HSI praised the move.
"This really could be a watershed moment in efforts to end this brutal trade that kills an estimated 10 million dogs and 4 million cats in China every year," said Dr Peter Li, China policy specialist for HSI.
However, at the same time as this ruling, China approved the use of bear bile to treat coronavirus patients.
Bear bile - a digestive fluid drained from living captive bears - has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine.
The active ingredient, ursodeoxycholic acid, is used to dissolve gallstones and treat liver disease. But there is no proof that it is effective against the coronavirus and the process is painful and distressing for the animals
Brian Daly, a spokesman for the Animals Asia Foundation, told AFP: "We shouldn't be relying on wildlife products like bear bile as the solution to combat a deadly virus that appears to have originated from wildlife."
A wildlife market
In February, Chinese authorities banned the trade and consumption of wild animals.
The move came after it emerged that a market in Wuhan selling wild animals and wildlife meat could have been the starting point for the outbreak of the new coronavirus, providing the means for the virus to travel from animals to humans.
News of this led the Chinese government to crack down strongly on the trade and on the markets that sold such products.
File photo of a wet market in China - Image copyright Getty Images
There are now close to one million confirmed cases of the virus worldwide, and more than 47,000 deaths, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally.
In China alone, there are 81,589 confirmed cases and 3,318 deaths, said the National Health Commission.
Scientists and researchers are still no closer to finding out what the source of the virus is and how it could have spread to humans.
PROLOGUE: We reported over a year ago that the SARS-Cov-2 contagion is a nano-biochemical weapon that also affects other mammals besides humans. Pfizer subsidiary ZOETIS abuses now even Gorillas in a zoo as substitutes for their anti-human Frankenshot-'vaccines', which are no vaccines but genetic engineering operation systems.
Now they’re vaccinating gorillas at the zoo for coronavirus
By Ethan Huff - 07. March 2021
The first animals to be jabbed with Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccines live at the San Diego Zoo, which is experimenting with the injections to see how other mammals besides humans respond to them.
Several orangutans and bonobos have reportedly received the shots, which were “developed specifically for animals.” A couple great apes considered to be “most at risk” and “easily vaccinated” were also given two doses each of the Chinese virus vaccine for animals.
The animal jab was developed by a veterinary pharmaceutical company called Zoetis, which says the doses should be administered about three weeks apart from one another.
“This isn’t the norm,” Nadine Lamberski, the chief conservation and wildlife health officer at the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, told National Geographic.
“I haven’t had access to an experimental vaccine this early in the process and haven’t had such an overwhelming desire to want to use one.”
The move comes after eight gorillas at the zoo tested “positive” for Chinese germs back in January.
“The gorilla troop at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park are doing well and appear to be on their way to a full recovery,” the zoo said in a statement.
Dogs, cats, mink, tigers, lions and various other animals have also reportedly tested positive for the China flu, though this could be a fluke seeing as how even a papaya tested “positive” last spring.
Zoetis is a subsidiary of Pfizer, which makes mRNA coronavirus vaccines for humans
Zookeepers and conservationists are particularly concerned about gorillas as all species of them are currently listed as endangered or critically endangered on the IUCN Red List, which classifies “susceptibility to disease” as a primary threat.
With fear-mongering about the spread of Covid-19 still at a fever pitch, it is understandable that those who watch the news are afraid that all gorillas everywhere might drop dead.
This writer is surprised that the San Diego Zoo has not yet tried to force its gorillas and other animals to wear a mask at all times so as to avoid infecting their close familial groups, not to mention masked visitors.
Heck, the gorillas could wear two or even three masks, which would provide added protection. Any gorilla that removes the masks or pulls them below the nose could be fined or banned from the exhibit.
“Now more than ever before, we can all see the important connection between animal health and human health,” said a spokesman from Zoetis, a subsidiary of Pfizer, which manufactures the infamous two-dose messenger RNA (mRNA) Chinese virus vaccine for humans.
“While thankfully a Covid vaccine is not needed for cats and dogs at this time, we have applied our early development work to help the Great Apes at the San Diego Zoo and in other species on an experimental basis for emergency uses.”
So far, the zoo says no vaccinated animals have suffered any visible adverse reactions. It is unclear what the Zoetis vaccine for animals actually contains, and whether it is similar to the human variety made by Pfizer.
“It’s not like we randomly grab a vaccine and give it to a novel species,” the company added. “A lot of thought and research goes into it – what’s the risk of doing it and what’s the risk of not doing it. Our motto is, above all, to do no harm.”
Lamberski insists that because the vaccine is made for a specific pathogen rather than a specific species, it can be given to gorillas, birds, or any other creature at the facility. Many of the apes at the zoo also receive flu and measles vaccines that were originally developed for humans.
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