Domestic cats and dogs may have to be vaccinated in the future against Covid-19 to protect people

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This is a quick note but one worth making nonetheless. I think I can predict that in the long term, perhaps in about 18 months to 2 years time, governments in various countries, perhaps predominantly in the West, will be thinking about vaccinating companion animals as a second phase protective measure against Covid-19.  This is because there is a concern amongst some scientists that animals may create a reservoir for mutant variants of the Covid-19 virus. As the virus is zoonotic it can theoretically and actually be transmitted from animals to people and this must apply also to companion animals. Danish mink farmer with white mink due to be euthanised. Photo per credit Perhaps because of the general panicked nature of governmental responses to the coronavirus pandemic, not enough work has been done on this aspect of the spread of the disease. In addition nobody wants to alarm anybody which may lead to companion animal abuse. In fact, in China, at the outset of the pandemic, there were

PETA Chases Mass Cat Killer With Billboard Advertisement

Billboard Advertises 22,500 Dollar Reward To Find Killer of Cats

This is a good one. This pleases me. I love to see this sort of commitment from animal charities in being the voice of animals and, by God, they need a voice sometimes.
Photos by PETA. (the collage prepared by Michael)

The high-profile animal charity People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PeTA) with other charities such as a HSUS took a bold step in placing a large billboard on top of a building in Yonkers, New York, USA, which declares to the world that they are offering $22,500 to anyone who can provide information that leads to the prosecution and conviction of the person or persons who killed 25 cats and kittens and who strung them up in black plastic bags on a tree in a wooded area.

It is one of those macabre, evil, dark animal crimes that leaks out of the underworld of society. It must be one of the worst cases of animal cruelty in the state of New York for a very long time.

The person who did it appears to be quite confident because in a way they advertised their criminal behaviour.  There was no need to put the battered kittens into binliners and then hang the binliners from a tree. That is another form of advertising. It is quite appropriate, therefore, that well-known animal charities are now using advertising on billboards to find this nasty person.

Comments

Nature Advocate said…
The investigation was closed. They interviewed the person that hung all those cats in the trees. They were just cleaning up a bunch of road-kill and TNR cats that your kind kill that way, to bring them to the attention of the sanitation department.

Are you finally enjoying how you kill all your free-roaming cats and then exploiting them for financial support for yourself Michael? Why should you be any different than every organization that does this for $MILLIONS of income.

Let more cats roam free then beg for donations to make them stop dying. Yes, you are JUST that pathetically hypocritical, stupid, and moronic.

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