Animals are the latest victims of the coronavirus crisis in mainland China

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Animals are the latest victims of the coronavirus crisis in mainland China

Post by clutchcargo » Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:47 am

More than 100 wild animals were found dead in a Chinese megacity and tests show that they were poisoned by the disinfectant that’s being used to combat the coronavirus.

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At least 17 species of animals, including wild boar, weasels, and blackbirds, were affected by the mass die-off. Tests have shown that the animals didn’t die of any diseases such as coronavirus or bird flu, UPI said. They will be buried in disinfected sites.

Chinese state media said Chongqing is rounding up an estimated 5,300 forest rangers to monitor wildlife in the area. They will be accompanied by 200 “full-time supervisors,” Xinhua reported, although it’s unclear what they will be doing.

Pets aren’t being spared either

This may have been an unintended consequence of an official policy but animal rights activists with the Nanchong Stray Animal Rescue claim that authorities are killing domesticated animals outright amid fears that they can spread the coronavirus.

Officers in the Sichuan Province are allegedly knocking on people’s doors and ordering residents to hand over their pets, while people beg for their companions to be spared, Metro UK reported. The group has accused Chinese authorities of killing the animals within minutes of getting their hands on them.

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Local officials have denied the accusations, saying animals were only killed if they had bitten anyone.

Metro UK also reported that residents of Hubei province – where the COVID-19 outbreak originated – were ordered to “deal with” their pets within five days. Animals weren’t allowed outside people’s homes and would be caught and killed, if they were found. These measures were also enforced in Beijing, Tianjin, Shandong, Hebei, and Shanghai.

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An activist shared several distressing images on Weibo: bloodied animals in a truck, a person hitting a dog with a wooden stick and an officer prodding a dog that was lying dead on the side of the road while people looked on.

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Re: Animals are the latest victims of the coronavirus crisis in mainland China

Post by Marty » Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:00 am

Chinese have always been cruel to animals.
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Re: Animals are the latest victims of the coronavirus crisis in mainland China

Post by IraHayes » Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:15 am

Persecution of religion, organ harvesting, intellectual property theft, bullying of countries to silence criticism of policies..... ZZZZzzzzzzz


Kill a few pets and all of a sudden the world goes crazy.

Someone talented could make the above into a meme.... :)
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Re: Animals are the latest victims of the coronavirus crisis in mainland China

Post by clutchcargo » Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:31 pm

IraHayes wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:15 am

Kill a few pets and all of a sudden the world goes crazy.
A story of a gorgeous pussy needing homing has just hit 1,000 views so...go figure! :plus1:
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Re: Animals are the latest victims of the coronavirus crisis in mainland China

Post by pczz » Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:55 am

IraHayes wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:15 am
Persecution of religion, organ harvesting, intellectual property theft, bullying of countries to silence criticism of policies..... ZZZZzzzzzzz


Kill a few pets and all of a sudden the world goes crazy.

Someone talented could make the above into a meme.... :)
You talking about Chna or USA? :stir:
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Re: Animals are the latest victims of the coronavirus crisis in mainland China

Post by Stinkman » Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:17 am

How long before somebody picks up those animal carcasses to sell in the local wet market?
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Re: Animals are the latest victims of the coronavirus crisis in mainland China

Post by clutchcargo » Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:45 am

Stinkman wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:17 am
How long before somebody picks up those animal carcasses to sell in the local wet market?
To quote an old proverb..

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Post by Electric Earth » Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:32 am

Stinkman wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:17 am
How long before somebody picks up those animal carcasses to sell in the local wet market?
lol Oh, China. But I'm not sure if these carcasses are endangered enough to warrant a good market price. Maybe the people could say they're the last of some rare animal to get some immediate interest in the market. Then just cook it up in some "gutter oil" and everything is good to go!
Do you think the parents of baby boomers whined so much when the boomers started changing society? And yet the whiney ones like to call young people "snowflakes." Hmm...
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Re: Animals are the latest victims of the coronavirus crisis in mainland China

Post by Ivan524 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:16 pm

People always think ways to save human beings, nobody to save animals. They are innocent.
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