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Denmark - Coronavirus mutation

In Denmark a new proper mutation has taken place. Minks are infected with a new strain of the Coronavirus that causes Covid-19. 12 people were found infected with this new strain. Denmark has locked down the entire region. All 17 million minks in the country are going to be killed.

In the Netherlands they don't see the need for extra measures. I find this shocking. Back in March the National Institute for Public Health and Environment stated that the risk of Corona coming to the Netherlands was small because there were no direct flights from Wuhan and travel between Wuhan and the Netherlands was minimal.

UK have put extra restrictions in place considering the situation Denmark.

We as a people don't learn, do we? UK seems to take the proper measures in this case, but its worrying that we are going to sit back and wait until we have a new strain, fecking everything up we achieved so far.

The current vaccines probably wont help either on a new strain of the virus.

posted 3 weeks, 5 days ago

comment by rosso - it’s not good enough to be right; you have to be effective (U17054)
posted 2 hours, 58 minutes ago
Just incredibly sad.

Mink are very, very intelligent animals: they’re amongst the best climbers and swimmers of all of the land-based mammals, can carefully maintain a network of multiple den sites, and hunt plethora different species of prey including birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, crustaceans and other mammals, employing a range of different tactics. And they’re incredibly active animals with relatively (for their size) huge territories.

The fur industry keeps them in tiny, wire-floored cages, which they’re rarely lucky enough to leave. Food is dumped on top of the cages, and their pess and shiiiiit falls from the cages onto piles of waste below. Investigations have typically found unnatural behaviour in mink in these battery conditions, including cannibalism, infanticide, self-mutilation, and stereotypic behavior. Overcrowding has also found to lead to “chronic stress, gastric ulceration, overproduction of cortisol, immunosuppression, and increased susceptibility to disease.”

Their treatment by Homo sapiens, that most empathic and unique of species, is nothing short of facking barbaric.

We treat animals like this, torturing them on an industrial scale in absolutely filthy conditions, then despair when nature conjures up new bacterial and viral diseases which challenge us.

As a species, we’re feeling very sorry for ourselves at the moment. Imagine being a facking mink.
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I personally hope these fur traders all go bust. These animals were going to die anyway, and to be honest, it's kinder they die now than live the rest of their lives in a tiny cage.

posted 3 weeks, 4 days ago

comment by MourOUTthanINho (U22347)
posted 6 hours, 43 minutes ago
comment by Taki Minamino (U20650)
posted 13 minutes ago
Why do they use the term destroyed? say killed ffs, they aren't inanimate objects
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Makes it more palatable for us poor humans. It's like calling dead cow 'beef' or deal pig 'pork'.

We need protecting
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All hunting in the US with regard to animal slaughter is referred to as 'harvesting'. I feckin hate that term.

posted 3 weeks, 4 days ago

comment by rosso - it’s not good enough to be right; you have to be effective (U17054)
posted 5 hours, 47 minutes ago
Just incredibly sad.

Mink are very, very intelligent animals: they’re amongst the best climbers and swimmers of all of the land-based mammals, can carefully maintain a network of multiple den sites, and hunt plethora different species of prey including birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, crustaceans and other mammals, employing a range of different tactics. And they’re incredibly active animals with relatively (for their size) huge territories.

The fur industry keeps them in tiny, wire-floored cages, which they’re rarely lucky enough to leave. Food is dumped on top of the cages, and their pess and shiiiiit falls from the cages onto piles of waste below. Investigations have typically found unnatural behaviour in mink in these battery conditions, including cannibalism, infanticide, self-mutilation, and stereotypic behavior. Overcrowding has also found to lead to “chronic stress, gastric ulceration, overproduction of cortisol, immunosuppression, and increased susceptibility to disease.”

Their treatment by Homo sapiens, that most empathic and unique of species, is nothing short of facking barbaric.

We treat animals like this, torturing them on an industrial scale in absolutely filthy conditions, then despair when nature conjures up new bacterial and viral diseases which challenge us.

As a species, we’re feeling very sorry for ourselves at the moment. Imagine being a facking mink.
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I am really sad to read this.
As a lad I worked one summer at a sale at the Hudson Bay Company's fur warehouse in London.
Traders came from all over the world to buy at the auction.
Universal language was Yiddish among the traders.
I saw everything for sale from Persian lamb, Mink, Sable, Otter, Polar Bear, Lion, Tiger, Leopard, Linx, Goat, Beaver, Seal....you name it, the animal's skin was there.
Some of the Canadian trappers signed their Beaver skins....I remember one signature..."Billy PissCan".

Some years later I became a "no fur" advocate.
There is no lack of Compassion to which the Human being cannot sink.
In this case I think the Danes should be forced to live with their Minks alive and infected.


I re

posted 3 weeks, 4 days ago

comment by MourOUTthanINho (U22347)
posted 14 hours, 15 minutes ago
comment by Taki Minamino (U20650)
posted 13 minutes ago
Why do they use the term destroyed? say killed ffs, they aren't inanimate objects
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Makes it more palatable for us poor humans. It's like calling dead cow 'beef' or deal pig 'pork'.

We need protecting
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Actually pig and cow come from Saxon languages because the farming would often have been done by Saxon farmers.

Beef and pork come from Norman french because at that time the wealthier individuals in this country would have been eating the meat (not tending to the animals) and would have spoken French at the time.

Nothing to do with 'protecting people'. Read a book.

posted 3 weeks, 4 days ago

comment by Peter Griffin (U3979)
posted 54 minutes ago
comment by MourOUTthanINho (U22347)
posted 14 hours, 15 minutes ago
comment by Taki Minamino (U20650)
posted 13 minutes ago
Why do they use the term destroyed? say killed ffs, they aren't inanimate objects
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Makes it more palatable for us poor humans. It's like calling dead cow 'beef' or deal pig 'pork'.

We need protecting
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Actually pig and cow come from Saxon languages because the farming would often have been done by Saxon farmers.

Beef and pork come from Norman french because at that time the wealthier individuals in this country would have been eating the meat (not tending to the animals) and would have spoken French at the time.

Nothing to do with 'protecting people'. Read a book.
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To be fair, that sounds like a very niche, special interest book

“Excuse me, do you have ‘The Proto-Germanic and Old Norman Etymology of the Domesticated Animal and its Derivatives in the English language’ by J R Hartley?”

posted 3 weeks, 4 days ago

comment by rosso - it’s not good enough to be right; you have to be effective (U17054)
posted 38 minutes ago
comment by Peter Griffin (U3979)
posted 54 minutes ago
comment by MourOUTthanINho (U22347)
posted 14 hours, 15 minutes ago
comment by Taki Minamino (U20650)
posted 13 minutes ago
Why do they use the term destroyed? say killed ffs, they aren't inanimate objects
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Makes it more palatable for us poor humans. It's like calling dead cow 'beef' or deal pig 'pork'.

We need protecting
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Actually pig and cow come from Saxon languages because the farming would often have been done by Saxon farmers.

Beef and pork come from Norman french because at that time the wealthier individuals in this country would have been eating the meat (not tending to the animals) and would have spoken French at the time.

Nothing to do with 'protecting people'. Read a book.
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To be fair, that sounds like a very niche, special interest book

“Excuse me, do you have ‘The Proto-Germanic and Old Norman Etymology of the Domesticated Animal and its Derivatives in the English language’ by J R Hartley?”
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Well go read that book then

posted 3 weeks, 4 days ago

I'm currently living 80km from the Danish border and there's absolutely no concern from the German government which I find disturbing being the only country bordering them by land.

posted 3 weeks, 4 days ago

comment by Rock Steady (U9953)
posted 8 minutes ago
I'm currently living 80km from the Danish border and there's absolutely no concern from the German government which I find disturbing being the only country bordering them by land.
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Considering they are probably better informed than us maybe this means there isn't some great need to panic?

posted 3 weeks, 4 days ago

comment by Peter Griffin (U3979)
posted 1 hour, 20 minutes ago
comment by rosso - it’s not good enough to be right; you have to be effective (U17054)
posted 38 minutes ago
comment by Peter Griffin (U3979)
posted 54 minutes ago
comment by MourOUTthanINho (U22347)
posted 14 hours, 15 minutes ago
comment by Taki Minamino (U20650)
posted 13 minutes ago
Why do they use the term destroyed? say killed ffs, they aren't inanimate objects
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Makes it more palatable for us poor humans. It's like calling dead cow 'beef' or deal pig 'pork'.

We need protecting
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Actually pig and cow come from Saxon languages because the farming would often have been done by Saxon farmers.

Beef and pork come from Norman french because at that time the wealthier individuals in this country would have been eating the meat (not tending to the animals) and would have spoken French at the time.

Nothing to do with 'protecting people'. Read a book.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
To be fair, that sounds like a very niche, special interest book

“Excuse me, do you have ‘The Proto-Germanic and Old Norman Etymology of the Domesticated Animal and its Derivatives in the English language’ by J R Hartley?”
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Well go read that book then
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It’s on my list...

posted 3 weeks, 4 days ago

comment by Peter Griffin (U3979)
posted 1 hour, 22 minutes ago
comment by Rock Steady (U9953)
posted 8 minutes ago
I'm currently living 80km from the Danish border and there's absolutely no concern from the German government which I find disturbing being the only country bordering them by land.
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Considering they are probably better informed than us maybe this means there isn't some great need to panic?
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That what I thought but when we take into the consideration the way covid has engulfed the world, then I'd have thought they'd have put something out by now.

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