Jane Goodall calls for global ban on wildlife trade and end to ‘destructive and greedy period of human history’
Stop the Wildlife Trade: The renowned conservationist says we are putting economic growth ahead of environmental protections and destroying our children’s future
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Swing and Doll have not forgotten what happened many years ago. The only 23-year-old Koebner came as a student to the experimental laboratories, where the two were kept together with four other chimpanzees in miserable conditions.
As babies, they had been locked in tight boxes without natural light. Hepatitis medication was tested on them for six years. At that time it was common to kill chimpanzees after their time as experimental animals.
But it was decided to release them into the wild, which they still had to get used to.
That is why Lisa Koebner spent the following years in close community with the monkeys.
Swing and Doll got used to life outside the cage, but Koebner had to leave them at some point so that the animals also learned to become independent.
When she came back, Doll and Swing showed that they remembered their savior very well.
They receive her with a touching greeting.
Unlike humans, feelings like gratitude and loyalty are highly developed in animals.
Regards and a good night from Venus
China unveils new list of animals that can be farmed for meat
COVID-19 is thought to have originated at a Wuhan wet market
The Chinese government released a new list of animals that can be farmed for meat as the country begins to reopen to a new normal following the novel coronavirus outbreak that is thought to have originated in a wet market in Wuhan.
The draft list was released Thursday by the country’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs and is available online for a public comment period.
The list of acceptable livestock and poultry includes 18 species of traditional staples such as pig, cow, chicken, sheep, goat and more.
The government document also designates 13 species of “special livestock” such as deer, reindeer, alpaca and others.
It also includes a special category of livestock that can be raised for fur but not for food including mink, foxes and raccoons.
China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs noted in a statement accompanying the list that dogs “have been ‘specialized’ from traditional domestic animals to companion animals” and should not be included as “livestock” for food.
Chinese officials had initially linked the COVID-19 outbreak to large, live animal markets in Wuhan where many of the cases originated.
Ebola, SARS, bird flu and now COVID-19 are all believed to have started as pathogens crossing from animals to humans. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about three-quarters of new human diseases originate in animals.
In late February, Chinese lawmakers adopted a decision to prohibit the trading of wildlife and eliminate the trade and consumption of wild animals after the outbreak emerged, according to the nation’s state-run news organization Xinhua.
Imagine if this process happens with human animals…
Today we know, and it’s even scientifically proven, that fish feel stress and pain and therefore should be treated and protected as sensitive beings.
Only they cannot scream.
Fish in aquaculture are crammed together in a confined space and “swim” in the cloudy water of their own excrement. Diseases can only be combated by antibiotics and chemical cocktails.
But we still consume animal corpses here and now, even though we’re locked up at home because of a pandemic caused by factory farming!
970-2.700 billion fish are killed each year.
Some may not be able to write the number, but they have no difficulty in being one of the culprits in this mass crime!
My best regards to all, Venus