Regards and a good night from Venus
Regards and a good night from Venus
CORONA animal experiments: to continue to guarantee cruelty-free animal husbandry!
In order to prevent possible loss of profit in animal husbandry, animal experiments are now beginning.
Under no circumstances should the consumption of animal products be questioned – although Corona / Covid-19 / SARS-CoV-2 and other deadly diseases (MERS, avian and swine flu, BSE etc.) result from our incorrect handling of the animals!
The high-risk and suffering-producing system is apparently to be maintained by all means instead of learning from the current corona pandemic.
Factory farming with its dangerous use of broad-spectrum antibiotics is responsible for the development of multi-resistant germs and animal diseases for many diseases! It is shameful how the mistakes of the past simply continue, just so that the profiteers of animal exploitation can continue and consumers continue to consume cheap meat, milk and eggs …
The Friedrich Löffler Institute (FLI) near Greifswald, Germany, has started animal experiments to research the new Sars-CoV-2.
Pigs, chickens, ferrets and Nile fruit bats – a bat species – were selected for this, as FLI President Thomas Mettenleiter said.
These trials are the most urgent project on the island of Riems: “It is important to know whether the virus will also cause difficulties in livestock husbandry,” said the scientist.
Results are expected at the end of April at the earliest.
And I mean…This is financed with public money.
On the one hand, the World Health Organization (WHO) classifies the corona as a highly dangerous pandemic; Schools, museums, theaters, even circuses are closed and, on the other hand, the lobbyists at the Löffler Institute are concerned about whether the business with meat and animal products is endangered and they are experimenting with animals in order to save factory farming!!
Germany has now 16 corona deaths, and it is a scientific fact that the virus transmitted only by human animals.
Nevertheless, it is only a matter of time before the laboratory mafia starts experimenting with animals to get the vaccination against corona.
Although not a single animal has ever died of corona, and no animal is actively transmitting the virus.
The more the German government takes “measures” against Corona, the more one has the feeling that we are ruled by thieves and unscrupulous monsters.
My best regards to all, Venus
WAV Comment – with thanks to Stacy at ‘Our Compass’ for sending over.
We fully support what Gene says in the article; for far too long the animals have suffered in silence. Now humankind is affected in its financial pocket; the stock exchanges of the world, its travel restrictions; let alone the massive costs (ie our taxes) by governments attempting to enforce, maybe just for once, governments will listen and more importantly; realise where they are going wrong, and if they continue with current practices; will continue to go wrong for all mankind in the future.
Governments and their advisors think they know best; but usually it is the folk in ‘the trench’ who know reality. Seems like Gene has been in the trench for a while.
Well done Gene.
The COVID-19 coronavirus has killed thousands of people around the world, including 14 in the U.S., and its origin in animals and global spread should remind us how inextricably linked we are with other life on Earth. We share the same planet and breathe the same air, and we also exchange microbes including germs. Now, with our burgeoning human population and global economy, we face new threats from a wider distribution of diseases like this new strain of coronavirus.
For some background, the World Health Organization (WHO) explains: “Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV)… Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people.” COVID-19 was thought to have come from a live animal market where animals are often sold as food in Wuhan, China in December 2019, and so far it has been confirmed in nearly 80 countries and declared a “public health emergency of international concern” by the World Health Organization.
No one yet knows how many people will be infected or die from COVID-19, but it has characteristics similar to the bird flu, known as the “Spanish Flu,” which killed millions during World War One.
SARS, MERS, and COVID-19 are contagious diseases that jump from animals to humans, and more needs to be done to curtail these, including banning live animal markets. But, other potentially fatal zoonoses also warrant attention.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns: “…3 out of every 4 new or emerging infectious diseases in people come from animals.” These include viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites, and they infect millions of U.S. citizens every year.
In the U.S., almost ten billion animals are exploited and slaughtered every year. Most live short miserable lives in overcrowded factory farms, which are a breeding ground for disease, including emerging pathogens and virulent strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
In addition to foodborne illness and environmental pollution, animal agriculture can also incite global pandemics like H1N1, which was initially called “swine flu” because it was linked to a similar disease in pigs, but its connection to animal agriculture has since been largely obscured.
The H1N1 pandemic killed hundreds of thousands of people around the globe, including over ten thousand in the U.S., according to CDC: “From April 12, 2009, to April 10, 2010, CDC estimated there were 60.8 million cases (range: 43.3-89.3 million), 274,304 hospitalizations (range: 195,086-402,719), and 12,469 deaths (range: 8868-18,306) in the United States due to the (H1N1)pdm09 virus… Additionally, CDC estimated that 151,700-575,400 people worldwide died from (H1N1)pdm09 virus infection during the first year the virus circulated.”
While animal-borne illnesses continue to threaten human health, agribusiness has a vested interest in preventing consumers from thinking about it — under the oversight of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Since the 1980s, Farm Sanctuary has investigated farms, stockyards and slaughterhouses and worked to prevent irresponsible agricultural practices, such as the transport and slaughter of downed animals, animals too sick even to stand. T
he USDA defended the practice for decades, dismissing our concerns about diseased animals entering the food supply. Finally, after confirming mad cow disease in the U.S., the agency agreed that downed cows should not be slaughtered for human consumption. Unfortunately, however, other diseased and debilitated animals are still entering the U.S. food supply, including half a million downed pigs every year.
We continue challenging this inhumane and risky practice, and we are also challenging a new USDA policy to remove limits on slaughterhouse line speeds, and give the industry more authority to police itself. The USDA and other government officials need to protect the public, instead of serving the short-sighted financial interests of agribusiness.
Government programs should encourage diverse organic farms that build soil and create ecological sustainability and resilience, instead of chemically dependent mono-crops and factory farm confinement, which denude and despoil the earth.
We should invest in plant-based agriculture and grow crops to feed people instead of farm animals, which would feed more people with less land and fewer resources, allowing rainforests and other vital ecosystems to be preserved, along with biodiversity and the earth’s natural capacity for regulating greenhouse gasses and other environmental threats. We all benefit when our common home, the earth, is healthier.
Transitioning agriculture and government policies will take time, but each of us can make daily choices to help the planet and ourselves. Eating nutritious, plant-based foods can help fortify our immune systems, thereby enhancing our ability to withstand various threats, including from contagious viruses like COVID-19.
Our disrespectful treatment of other animals and the earth has consequences, and when they are harmed, ultimately, so are we. All life on Earth is connected, and it’s in our interest to act accordingly.
Gene Baur is the president and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary, a national farm animal rescue and advocacy organization.
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WAV Comment – an interesting article which really should be read in full.
You can do that via this link:
Quote from Daily Mail:
“Chinese firm encourages people to EAT DOGS to show ‘cultural confidence’ as it boycotts drafted law that bars pet meat from the dinner plate in the wake of coronavirus outbreak
A company specialising in making dog meat dishes has claimed that eating dogs is a way for Chinese people to show their ‘cultural confidence’.
Fankuai Dog Meat from eastern China made the statement in a blog post while protesting against a proposed law which bans people from consuming pets in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
The brand claims that lawmakers in the city of Shenzhen drafted the proposal to appease the West”.
Yulin – the 2020 Lychee and Dog Meat Festival is scheduled to begin on Sunday 21 June and ends on Tuesday 30 June.
In 2019 over 1.5 million people signed a petition calling for China to ban the Yulin dog meat ‘festival’. It was delivered to the Chinese Embassy in London by Dame Judi Dench.
Read our link here from that time:
Guess what; the Chinese authorities ignored the petition; as they have ignored everything about improving the situation for animals in China to date.
Well now the ignorance of the Chinese government is biting back at them big time.
Their actions have spread virus across the world, and suddenly now, much too late in the midst of the crisis; they turn turtle and attempt to introduce legislation involving animals.
Take this simple fact on board – China – Too Little, Too Late. Now the price of your ignorance is being paid.
Look at the following pictures – a bloke smokes a cigarette whilst preparing ‘food’ (dog) for others to eat !!
If the Chinese government have any sense; then can we expect the Yulin Dog Meat ‘festival’ to be banned from now on – remember all the scenes ?; we do; pitiful animals being kept in the most horrendous conditions.
Those same animals then being slaughtered in barbaric ways; blowtorch etc; by street vendors standing there proudly smoking old fags in utterly un hygienic conditions – just like the wet markets we have seen photos of since the spread of Coronavirus.
Do these people ever make any links ? – you have to ask.
Other Yulin links from our site – you only have to lok at the photographs and the conditions in which animals are kept, slaughtered, and consumed to see that this place is a hotbed for the spread of virus and disease.: