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Covid-19 Transmissions To And From Domestic And Wild Animals!
posted on March 11, 2020

Covid-19 Transmissions To And From Domestic And Wild Animals!

March 11, 2020

To: Canada and US Governments
Re: Covid-19 Transmissions to and from Domestic and Wild Animals!

Containment and health protection plans must include the possibility of Covid-19 being transmitted to and from animals. In late February, Hong Kong authorities quarantined a dog tested positive multiple times. The dog’s owner had tested positive for Covid-19.

Containment plans should include crowds and animal/human contact at public aquariums, zoos, petting zoos, pet stores, animal shelters etc. And also in animal business such as animal food production farms, animal auctions, slaughter houses, meat packing plants, etc..

Virus prevention methods recommended for people should also apply to animal companions. For example, since dogs can be in public areas information similar to hand washing for people could help them and their owners. Species specific protocols must also be developed.

The Lifeforce Foundation hopes that these possible types of transmissions will be part of containment and health protection plans to protect all life.

Additional News:
Urgent New Petition: Covid-19 and Other Threats to Gorillas!
Re: Stopping Human Diseases and Poaching!

In view of the world wide spread of the Covid-19 virus and other life threatening infectious diseases it is time to end the close up gorilla photography encounters by international tourists! For decades the gorillas in Rwanda and Uganda have become sick and even died as a result of exposure to human diseases! And there is still a Black Market for live gorilla “pets” and dead gorillas’ for “trophies”.
Please Sign and Share: Threats To Gorillas Petition.
For Further Information: lifeforcesociety@gmail.com