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    Dịch cúm chim? Kiếp ve sầu: hát xong là chim én cũng tiêu luôn.





    Birds are dying in the United States and no one knows why
    There's a new epidemic, this time among birds. An illness is infecting them in the US capital ― and it's spreading. Experts say the cause is unknown.

    No one knows what is killing the birds in large numbers

    While humans and other animals continue to grapple with COVID-19, a new epidemic seems to have hit multiple bird species in North America.

    Across the United States, people have been finding dead birds. The birds appear to have been hit by a wave of mysterious illnesses since April.

    Ornithologists (bird experts) say the dead or ailing aviators tend to have swollen eyes as well as neurological issues that seem to be causing the birds to lose balance.

    "It’s not unusual to see birds with eye problems," says Jim Monsma, director and founder of the animal rescue center City Wildlife in Washington, D.C.

    Monsma has worked in animal protection and rehabilitation within urban areas for 25 years, especially in the D.C. area.

    But it took Monsma and his colleagues a while to realize that what they were seeing was "not usual."

    "We didn’t know at first we were dealing with an epidemic," Monsma says.


    Birds are dying in alarming numbers in Washington, D.C. and elsewhere in the US

    Looking for the cause

    They now think that multiple bird species have been contracting an odd illness for about two months. And the illness has spread at least 965 kilometers (600 miles) from the capital, across the Midwest regions of the United States and into the state of Indiana.

    The United States Geological Survey (USGS) published a report on the mysterious bird deaths in early June. Details remain hazy, but experts are trying to trace the epidemic back to its origins.

    "The first one we saw was in April. In the beginning of June, that's when we started sending birds to an animal center, where they were alarmed to hear our numbers at the time. Now, we're up to just under 200 that are infected," Monsma says.

    Still no diagnosis

    Animal centers have been examining the birds for a possible cause of death or illness, but tests have been inconclusive so far.

    "West Nile [disease] is ruled out. . . Everything has been ruled out. To date, we still do not know," says Monsma, citing tests conducted by Wildlife's clinic director, Cheryl Chooljian.

    The USGS is just as baffled by the epidemic.

    "At this point, the USGS doesn't have updates beyond the interagency statement," says Marisa Lubeck, a spokesperson with the department.


    One theory is that birds pass the mysterious disease to each other while hanging out at bird feeders

    Theories for the illness

    Experts do still have their theories. And one of them links the disease with the arrival of Brood-X cicadas that made their appearance around late April to early May — the same time people started to notice the dead birds.

    It's just a theory, but it is something to work on, according to ornithologists. And continued research is important because another bird flu could prove very dangerous for people as well.

    "We are losing our population of birds at an alarming rate," says Monsma, including Fledglings, European Starlings, Bluejays and others.

    "About a third of the species in America are decreasing rapidly. It's spreading to other species," he says. "And we certainly cannot rule out the possibility that it might spread to humans."

    He says that historically and currently "when you see an outbreak among animals, it's a cause for worry. It's something you don't want to dismiss."


    Some residents in Washington, D.C. have already gotten rid of their bird feeders in an effort to contain the disease

    Don't feed the birds

    There is some hope for the winged creatures ― the amount of sick birds reported to City Wildlife has gone down over the past two weeks. To eliminate the spread of the disease among various species, Monsma says City Wildlife has informed D.C., Maryland and Virginia to take precautions and take down bird feeders or bird baths. Some residents have already gotten rid of their feeders, while others have taken another route and attached bird skeletons to them to ward off birds that regularly come to visit.

    The United States Geological Survey advises to cease feeding birds until the epidemic is over. If feeders and bird baths are kept, they are to be cleaned with a 10% bleach solution. Pets are to be kept away from sick or dead birds.

    But even with the numbers of infections decreasing, there is no end in sight yet. Experts say the public can help by sticking to the cautionary measures in order to contain the illness before it is too late.

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    Chim ở DC bị chết đói vì cả năm không có ai đi làm, không ăn trưa rồi ném ngoài công viên, hàng ăn cũng đóng cửa nên không đổ cơm thừa sau hẻm. Đêm đêm thì xe cứu thương, xe cảnh sát chạy rần rần làm chim mất ngủ nên càng đuối sức. Cũng có thể chim chết vì bị trầm cảm bởi tình hình xã hội trong mùa cúm dịch. Người bịnh chim có vui đâu bao giờ.

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    Cẩu hùng mạt lộ:

    Mystery deepens in search for killer of Cachou the brown bear
    https://news.yahoo.com/mystery-deepe...145340673.html

    "Whoever it was, they hunted a deer and left its body in his path, stuffing it with sponges impregnated with honey and antifreeze," Joan Vázquez, founder of the environmental organisation Ipcena, told The Telegraph.

    "It would have been a week of agony after consuming the poison, which would then have shut down organ after organ before finally affecting the brain and the nervous system," said Mr Vázquez, who thinks Cachou was the victim of an orchestrated campaign.

    So far, the investigation has shown how the local authorities tried to cover up the real cause of the animal's demise.

    It has uncovered a 140-strong WhatsApp group in which local landowners and forest rangers discussed killing the protected species, and has even led to the discovery of a Colombian cocaine-trafficking gang in the idyllic valley, which is carpeted with beech, oak and chestnut forests.

    The chief suspects include a forest ranger, a former local politician and a horse breeder who witnesses say boasted in public about how to kill bears with antifreeze, as well as a public official.

    The official, also a beekeeper, has been placed by telephone data near the area where Cachou is believed to have been poisoned. He told the judge he was checking hives he has in that area.
    Người ơi thương lấy thú cùng
    Tuy rằng khác giống nhưng chung địa cầu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ốc View Post
    Chim ở DC bị chết đói vì cả năm không có ai đi làm, không ăn trưa rồi ném ngoài công viên, hàng ăn cũng đóng cửa nên không đổ cơm thừa sau hẻm. Đêm đêm thì xe cứu thương, xe cảnh sát chạy rần rần làm chim mất ngủ nên càng đuối sức. Cũng có thể chim chết vì bị trầm cảm bởi tình hình xã hội trong mùa cúm dịch. Người bịnh chim có vui đâu bao giờ.



    ...Người ơi thương lấy Khỉ cùng,
    tuy rằng khác giống cũng đi hai giò...


    Không còn người dân gian thì phải vời đại thánh
    "Hoa Quả Sơn Thủy Liên Động Mỹ Hầu Vương Tề
    Thiên Đại Thánh" ra cứu trợ mà thôi:


    Quote Originally Posted by Kinh 14
    Vũng Tàu bây giờ hệt như "Hoa Quả Sơn" vì bầy khỉ đói tràn xuống phố kiếm ăn




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    Khỉ vô thành phố cũng thấy rồi. Chỉ có thể là điềm xấu.

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    Con nhím là thím ông trời
    Ai mà đánh nó thì đời xử ngay!


    2 former Maine police officers accused of beating porcupines to death will spend time in jail
    https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/16/us/po...ces/index.html

    Addison Cox and Michael Rolerson both pleaded guilty on Thursday to one count of night hunting and one count of misdemeanor animal cruelty, Irving said.

    The incidents took place in early June 2020 but were not reported until late August by another Rockland police officer, The Courier Gazette reported.


    Rolerson estimated that he killed eight porcupines while Cox said he killed three in the report compiled by the Bureau of Warden Services, according to The Courier Gazette.
    Giết dân thì ok.

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    Trại Súc Vật: thú đau thương

    how vegan activists are saving Spain’s farm animals
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...s-farm-animals

    Fundación Santuario Gaia, where Pedro lives, and El Hogar are two of about 20 animal sanctuaries in Spain where vegan activists dedicate themselves to rescuing animals, creating a place where they can live without being put to work or slaughtered.

    The employees and volunteers spend a huge amount of time in each other’s company. Some might call it intense: they live and work together, cook and eat together, and there are leisure activities such as movie nights and debates. The sanctuaries are connected via
    WhatsApp, where they share veterinary information and coordinate animal rescues.

    We’re used to seeing dogs and cats saved from abuse or neglect, but at Gaia and El Hogar – around two hours’ drive apart on either side of Barcelona – most of the animals are pigs, cows, goats and chickens. Gaia co-founder Coque Fernández Abella, 43, an animal rights activist and vet, says: “We wanted it to be for so-called farm animals because they are the most forgotten. No one takes care of them because they’re seen as products.

    The sanctuaries are havens for animals that, rather than being killed for meat or shackled for dairy production, live happily and freely. They are fed and exercised, given medicine if they’re sick, rehabilitated if they’re injured and – the main privilege denied to most farm animals – allowed to live long lives.
    Giác Duyên nghe nói mừng lòng
    Lân la tìm thú bên sông Tiền Đường
    (Đoạn trường thú thanh)

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    Cá mắc cạn biết đâu mà gỡ?

    Toa, the orphaned baby orca that enthralled New Zealand
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/25/orca

    The young calf, named Toa – which means brave or strong in Māori – was thought to be between two and six months old, and became stranded on rocks north of Wellington two weeks ago with minor injuries.

    Since then, countless volunteers braved winter storms and cold water to keep it alive – bottle feeding it a special formula in a hastily built pool – while others searched for its family group.

    Toa became stranded after he strayed from his pod and too close the beach when a wave flipped him on his back and then onto the rocks, according to 17-year-old Ben Norris, one of the first to raise the alarm.

    However, Toa’s condition worsened quickly on Friday night and it died within an hour. Greg Norris, the father of teenager Ben Norris, who was first person to find Toa, told Stuff it was a “really emotional” night.

    On Saturday, dozens attended a dawn ceremony at Plimmerton Boating Club before Toa’s body was taken away for burial by the local iwi (tribe) Ngāti Toa Rangatira. Authorities decided that Toa’s body would be treated with dignity, opting against an autopsy to understand the exact cause of death.

    Di hài nhặt sắp về làng
    Nào là khâm liệm nào là tang trai
    (Đoạn trường ngư thanh)

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    Đánh chó (biển) nể mặt chủ:

    Reward offered after beloved monk seal found killed in Greece
    https://www.theguardian.com/environm...onnisos-greece

    MOM, the Hellenic Society for the Study and Protection of the Monk Seal, said it was offering a €18,000 bounty for information, or evidence, that “will lead to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for the killing of the seal, known as Kostis”.

    Fewer than 750 Mediterranean monk seals remain, making them among the world’s most endangered species. The vast majority inhabit Greek waters, with most located in a marine park near Alonissos in the Northern Sporades. What is left of the population elsewhere can be found mostly off the Atlantic coast of Mauritania in north-west Africa.

    Kostis was discovered floating off Alonissos last weekend, “executed at close range with a spear gun”, according to the group.


    The news elicited outrage, with local people and conservationists demanding the culprit be found.


    Barely three years old, Kostis was adopted by the island as a mascot. The creature could often be seen clambering on to boats moored in Alonissos’s port and posing for photographs. “He’d play with swimmers. He was very friendly, perhaps overly friendly,” Tsiakalos said. “He’d let people hug him and pet him.”


    “We hope that the culprit is found, because this is a criminal act,” Panagiotis Dendrinos, who heads the organisation, said earlier. “It is not only an immoral act, it is also illegal.”
    Nhân loại bất nhân xử vạn vật như hải cẩu. (Vô đạo đức kinh)

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    All we are saying is give pigs a chance! (Jambon Lennon)

    California pig rules take effect
    https://news.yahoo.com/bacon-may-dis...141827828.html

    At the beginning of next year, California will begin enforcing an animal welfare proposition approved overwhelmingly by voters in 2018 that requires more space for breeding pigs, egg-laying chickens and veal calves.

    National veal and egg producers are optimistic they can meet the new standards, but only 4% of hog operations now comply with the new rules. Unless the courts intervene or the state temporarily allows non-compliant meat to be sold in the state, California will lose almost all of its pork supply, much of which comes from Iowa, and pork producers will face higher costs to regain a key market.

    Animal welfare organizations for years have been pushing for more humane treatment of farm animals but the California rules could be a rare case of consumers clearly paying a price for their beliefs.

    With little time left to build new facilities, inseminate sows and process the offspring by January, it’s hard to see how the pork industry can adequately supply California, which consumes roughly 15% of all pork produced in the country.
    Let them eat cheesecake. (Marie Antoilette)

 

 

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