- New York Times 18:24June 26, 2020After Death Warrant for Bear, Animal Rights Groups Demand Fair TrialA bear that mauled two men in northeastern Italy is due to be euthanized if it can be identified. Activists say it deserves a day in court, at least of public opinion.
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- New York Times 13:16June 23, 2020In Fight to Ban Dog Meat, China’s Activists Find an Ally: The CoronavirusA fast-growing network of activists sees the pandemic as an opportunity to push legislation that bans the consumption of dog and cat meats.
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- New York Times 19:24March 24, 2020As Tourism Plummets in Thailand, Elephants Are Out of Work, TooWith the coronavirus pandemic keeping visitors away, elephant parks are closing, and the industry fears the animals could be forced back into illegal logging or begging on city streets.
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- Business Insider 22:42February 21, 2020More than 100 wild animals died from poisoning in a mass die-off seemingly triggered by coronavirus disinfectantSTR/AFP via Getty Images 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.
At least 17 species of animals, including wild boar, weasels, and blackbirds, were affected by the mass die-off.
Nanchong Stray Animal Rescue claims that authorities are killing domesticated animals outright amid fears that they can spread the coronavirus.
Animal activists shared distressing footage on Weibo: bloodied animals, a man hitting a dog with a stick, and an officer poking a lifeless dog.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Animals are the latest victims of the coronavirus crisis in mainland China.
Amid a scramble to control the spread of COVID-19, Chinese authorities believe, based on samples and tests, that at least 135 wild animals were poisoned by disinfectants being used to curb the illness, United Press International said based on reports from China's state-owned news agency Xinhua.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: The reason some men go bald, according to a dermatologistSee Also:The coronavirus death toll has reached 2,250, with more than 76,000 infected. Here's everything we know about the outbreak.We combed through dozens of new studies on the coronavirus. The research suggests 80% of cases are mild, but the epidemic could 'rebound.'The biggest breakdown yet of novel coronavirus cases suggests that 80% are mild. Some patients never show symptoms.
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- Business Insider 10:16January 22, 2020China banned live animal sales in Wuhan, after a food market selling wolves and civet cats was linked to a deadly virusNOEL CELIS/AFP via Getty Images The Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of a deadly coronavirus outbreak, has banned the trade of live animals at food markets.
The Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan was shuttered on January 1, after it was believed to be the starting point for the outbreak of 2019-nCov, also known as the Wuhan virus.
So far, the disease has killed at least nine people and infected over 440 others.
These types of markets are popular around China and can be breeding grounds for viruses. Visit Business Insider's home page for more stories. The Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of a deadly coronavirus outbreak, has banned the trade of live animals at food markets after one location was linked to the spread of the disease
Police in the central Chinese city were conducting checks to ensure that the rule was enforced by the city's roughly 11 million residents, the BBC said Wednesday, citing state media reports.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 9 items to avoid buying at CostcoSee Also:What you need to know about China's Wuhan coronavirus and how it could affect youThe last time China was hit by a deadly illness like the Wuhan virus, it covered it up and 774 people died. There are fears it could happen again.1 person has died from a mysterious pneumonia outbreak in China
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