Day: June 2, 2021

China confirms first human case of H10N3 bird flu strain.

Chicken carcasses at a wholesale poultry market, Shanghai
Chicken carcasses at a wholesale poultry market in Shanghai. Many strains of avian flu are present in China and some sporadically infect people. Photograph: AP

China confirms first human case of H10N3 bird flu strain

Man, 41, in Jiangsu, diagnosed on 28 May but risk of avian virus spread is low, says state health agency

A 41-year-old man in China’s eastern province of Jiangsu has been confirmed as the first human case of infection with the H10N3 strain of bird flu, although health officials in China said the risk of large-scale spread remained low.

The man, a resident of the city of Zhenjiang, went to hospital on 28 April after developing a fever and other symptoms, China’s national health commission said.

He was diagnosed as having the H10N3 avian influenza virus on 28 May, the commission said though it did not give details about how the man had been infected with the virus. The man was stable and ready to be discharged from hospital. Medical observation of his close contacts had not found any other cases.

H10N3 is a low pathogenic, or relatively less severe, strain of the virus found in poultry, and the risk of it spreading on a large scale is very low, the commission added.

The strain was “not a very common virus”, said Filip Claes, regional laboratory coordinator of the Food and Agriculture Organization’s Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases, at the Asia and Pacific regional office. Only about 160 isolates of the virus were reported in the 40 years to 2018, mostly in wild birds or waterfowl in Asia and in some limited areas of North America, and none had been detected in chickens so far, Claes said.

Analysing the genetic data of the virus would be necessary to determine whether it resembled older viruses or if it was a novel mix of different viruses, he added.

Many different strains of avian influenza are present in China and some sporadically infect people, usually those working with poultry. There have been no significant numbers of human infections with bird flu since the H7N9 strain killed about 300 people during 2016-2017.

No other cases of human infection with H10N3 have previously been reported globally, the commission said.

China confirms first human case of H10N3 bird flu strain | Bird flu | The Guardian

Regards Mark

JBS- World’s largest meat company affected by cyber attack

The world’s largest meat processing corporation, JBS, was hit by a cyberattack which disrupted meat production in the US, Canada and Australia, and forced many workers to stay home.

The intrusion on Sunday has targeted the company’s servers in North America and Australia, JBS USA said in a statement.

The company clarified that its “backup servers were not affected,” and specialists were working to restore operations as soon as possible.

It added that there was no evidence that any customer, supplier or employee data had been compromised.

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) reported that numerous deliveries of cattle were canceled in the state of Queensland, forcing cow trucks to turn around.

Erpresser-Software: Weltgrößter Fleischkonzern JBS von Hackern lahmgelegt | ZEIT ONLINE

Grazier Colin Baker told the broadcaster he had to send the cattle back because “the meatworks was going to be shutting for an indefinite amount of time.”

ABC cited Andrew Foden, the head of the Australian Meat Industry Employees’ Union in Tasmania, saying that thousands of meat workers across the country were sent home as a result of the hack.

JBS runs 47 facilities and employs around 11,000 people in Australia, according to AP.

JBS Australia CEO Brent Eastwood told Australian beef industry news website Beef Central on Sunday that he could not say how long the stoppage on the company’s operations would last.

Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud said on Tuesday that although JBS makes up for around 20% of Australia’s processing production, he was expecting “significant impacts on exports so long as this isn’t a protracted shutdown.”

Littleproud told ABC Radio that the government was working closely with JBS and it is “too early” to say if the meat packing company was hit by a ransomware attack.

Damage was also done to JBS operations in the US and Canada.

A beef plant in Brooks, Alberta, which processes over 4,000 heads of cattle a day, had to be effectively shut down, according to Scott Payne from United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), who speaks for the Local 401 union branch in Canada.

In the US, two shifts at a JBS plant in Greeley, Colorado had been canceled, according to the UFCW Local 7 union.

Cyberattacks on large corporations have become more frequent in recent years.

Last month, the operator of Colonial Pipeline, the largest oil pipeline system in the US, paid a ransom of $4.4 million to hackers who targeted the company.

In exchange for the payment, the criminals provided a decryption tool to unlock the hacked systems.

Colonial Pipeline temporarily shut down operations as a result of the hack, sparking price hikes at gas stations due to the fears of fuel shortages.

And I mean...This is known as “ethical hacking”.
We need more of this ethical hack to stop these wicked murders of innocent animals.
It doesn’t really matter what you think about hacking at the moment and whether you like it, but it is important to realize that any nonviolent means is right against the meat industry which has only one goal:
Make More Money From Animal Suffering!
Everything else are just side effects!

Thank you to the hackers, you guys are great!
I find it legitimate to attack mass extermination camps.

My best regards to all, Venus

England: Hero Police Dog Kaiser Stabbed 5 Times On Patrol; But Still Holds Criminal Until Officers Arrive.

Kaiser was taken to the vets where he required stitches. Fortunately, the knife only struck bone – narrowly avoiding lasting injury
Kaiser was taken to the vets where he required stitches. Fortunately, the knife only struck bone – narrowly avoiding lasting injury

Hero police dog is STABBED five times in the head as he subdues knife-wielding man

  • Kaiser was on patrol in Orpington, south London with handler, PC Mark Woolcott 
  • After tracking down the suspect, the brave Alsatian was stabbed five times and he was treated at vets where he required stitches for his stab wounds
  • Despite his injuries Kaiser held a man, 43, long enough for officers to detain him 

Read the full story, with pictures, at:

Brave police dog Kaiser ‘lucky to be alive’ after being stabbed five times in south London patrol | Daily Mail Online

PD Kaiser (above) was on patrol with his handler, PC Mark Woolcott, when the pair were called to a report of a back garden intruder in Orpington, south London
PD Kaiser (above) was on patrol with his handler, PC Mark Woolcott, when the pair were called to a report of a back garden intruder in Orpington, south London

Top Dog !

Regards Mark

England: Please Add Your Voice – Oppose Gruesome Rabbit-Butchering Facility Plans in Derbyshire,

Oppose Gruesome Rabbit-Butchering Facility Plans in Derbyshire

Plans have been submitted to Derbyshire Dales District Council for a gruesome rabbit-“processing” facility in Atlow, Derbyshire. If approved, thousands of rabbits would be slaughtered for their flesh and fur each year before being butchered at the facility and turned into pies, pâté, and other “products”. The applicants already exploit thousands of rabbits on four rabbit farms across the country and are looking to expand their horrific franchise.

Oppose Gruesome Rabbit-Butchering Facility Plans in Derbyshire | People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (

Thanks – Mark

England: More Dairy.

We have been involved with live calf export work and report writing to the EU in the past; check it out at About Us. | Serbian Animals Voice (SAV) and scroll down until ypou come to the photos of the export calves.

You can also read one of the investigation report by going to Microsoft Word – JH.04.03.2010_REPORT on NON-COMPLIANCE with RESTING TIMES in relation to CONTROL POST at F-HEAUVILLE.doc ( – read more about the investigation work via the above link.

A couple of our recent posts relating to dairy:

World Milk Day – we think of the cow – World Animals Voice

The Sexual Violation of Dairy Cows in 14 Steps. – World Animals Voice

And you can read all of our live export posts by visiting:

Live Transport – World Animals Voice

TRANSLATOR – Please remember we have one on the site, so you can read everthing we produce in a multitude of languages.  On the left of the page is a heading called ‘TRANSLATE’ – just click here, select your language, and all we be converted.  Simple !

Photo – We Animals Media

Staying with the abuses in dairy:

We Animals Media | Dairy Cows and Veal Calves

We Animals Media (WAM) brings visibility to hidden animals through compelling photo and videojournalism. As the world’s leading animal photojournalism agency, it is our mission to document the stories of animals in the human environment — those used for food, fashion, entertainment, and experimentation — and to connect those stories to the individuals and organizations who can amplify their reach.

Our growing network of award-winning photographers and videographers extends throughout the world, capturing images from a broad and diverse spectrum of animal industries. Together, we have created the world’s most comprehensive collection of animal photojournalism. This globally accessible resource is made available for free to anyone working to inspire compassion, conversation and change.

About – We Animals Media

Regards Mark

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happy birthday Sir David Attenborough!

In his native U.K., Attenborough is held in the kind of esteem usually reserved for royalty.

Over decades–first as a television executive, then as a wildlife filmmaker and recently as a kind of elder statesman for the planet–he has achieved near beatific status.

Frans de Waal, the renowned Dutch primatologist, says…“He has shaped the views of millions of people about nature, always respectful, always knowledgeable, he takes us by the hand to show us what is left of the nature around us.”

David Attenborough with a turtle on the beach. Photo: AFP/Mandel Ngan (maybe two of the same age?)

We wish Sir David Attenborough, who turned 95 on May 8th a happy birthday!

Thank you for the decades of work and the inspiration for countless people to take care of animals and nature ❤🌎

My best regards to all, Venus