During the early days of the pandemic, several Facebook posts have circulated in days claiming that pet owners are dropping off their pets at shelters in fear the animals could spread the coronavirus, however, Fact-checkers on Facebook went into overdrive to shut down any discussions about the matter on the far from the free-speech platform.
According to USA Today:
One of the worst “fact-checker” groups employed by Facebook wrote: Researchers have linked the novel coronavirus’ origin to a live animal market in Wuhan, China. It’s believed to have animal origins, possibly in bats.But the CDC’s website states there is no evidence that companion animals can spread the virus.
The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Veterinary Services Laboratories has confirmed SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans) in one tiger at a zoo in New York. This is the first instance of a tiger being infected with COVID-19. Samples from this tiger were taken and tested after several lions and tigers at the zoo showed symptoms of respiratory illness.
Public health officials believe these large cats became sick after being exposed to a zoo employee who was actively shedding the virus.
From the WXYZ reports:
The Detroit Zoo announced Monday it is vaccinating animals against COVID-19, who are believed to be the most susceptible to the virus.
According to the zoo, gorillas, chimpanzees, tigers, and lions are the first to receive doses.
The zoo is using a special vaccine that was developed exclusively for animals by veterinary pharmaceutical company Zoetis, which has been authorized on a case-by-case basis by the USDA.
The American Veterinarian Medical Association website states: “Currently, we have no information that suggests that pets might be a source of infection for people with the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.”
The Detroit Zoo is taxpayer-funded. How many more millions of dollars will have to be spent to keep animals protected against a virus that should never have been released into the public in the first place?
Who will be held accountable for this worldwide pandemic that killed millions, destroyed economies, and is pitting people against each other around the world over unconstitutional lockdowns, and mask and vaccine mandates?