International Journal of Infectious Diseases affirms what ANIMALS 24-7 has reported since 2012 GUANGZHOU, Guangdong, China––ANIMALS 24-7 was right all along that “official” estimates of human deaths from rabies are inflated by magnitudes of order. The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth about how and why the Global Alliance for Rabies Control, […]
Mad dogs & rabies follow Englishmen out of India
Global Alliance for Rabies Control still says there are at least 120 times more rabies deaths than found by 18 years of annual body counts NEW DELHI, India––Mad dogs and rabies are finally following Englishmen out of India, approximately 165 years after an 1857 New York Times report indicated that the disease had apparently […]
The Envigo beagle case: loose ends & lessons for animal advocates
Bad as the Envigo kennels are, many animal shelter facilities are no better CUMBERLAND, Virginia––Much of the attention of the animal advocacy world, as this is written, is focused on the impending evacuation of 4,000-odd beagles from the Envigo kennels, formerly the LabCorp kennels, formerly the Covance Kennels. (See 4,500+ beagles freed from laboratory use […]
Bali: rabies is back. Vaccines can stop it. Killing dogs cannot. Will officials listen?
The time to vaccinate is now, ahead of recovering tourism & ahead of panic BALI, Indonesia––Tourism to Bali is back, rebounding from a two-year bout with COVID-19, but resurgent canine rabies may menace the Balinese economic recovery. That can practically be guaranteed if the Bali government repeats past mistakes, trying to kill rabies by killing […]
Life-or-death difference: rabies-infected, or rabies-suspected?
Verifying alleged outbreaks is critical to effective control & prevention TABANAN Regency, Bali, Indonesia––Rabies-infected, or rabies-suspected? That is the question that Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases moderator Arnon Shimshony and Shamsudeen Fagbo, a leading Saudi-based One Health and animal rights advocate, took up in mid-May 2022, responding to recurring alleged rabies flare-ups in Bali, […]
Vultures circling overhead are good news for Planet Earth
Both black vultures & turkey vultures are rapidly expanding U.S. range and numbers Feeling down about global warming, chemical pollution, and reports about loss of species? See the vultures circling overhead? Both black vultures and turkey vultures are rapidly expanding in numbers and range across the U.S. Turkey vultures have even appeared in southeastern Alaska […]
Mad Russians overrun Ukraine rabies belt; refugee canines flee west
Invasion stops progress against fox rabies outbreak raging since 2004 KHARKIV, Ukraine; ATLANTA, Georgia; SURPRISE, Arizona––The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] web site has quietly announced, without an accompanying media release, that it “is working to expedite import permit requests for dogs that originate in Ukraine and surrounding countries for persons wishing […]
Namibia reports oral rabies vaccination breakthrough for street dogs
Oral vaccine achieves up to 78% immunization of dogs who cannot otherwise be vaccinated WINDHOEK, Namibia––The Namibian Ministry of Agriculture, Water & Land Reform on November 11, 2021 told the Chinese national news agency Xinhua that it had successfully completed a first field trial of an oral rabies vaccine for dogs. The Namibian field […]
Is the Veterinary Profession Serving All Companion Animal Medical Needs in America Today?
A Case for Full-Service, Low-Cost, Non-Profit Community Veterinary Care Centers by Bob Christiansen Free download from www.bocafund.com. (See also How to heal pets, heal the humane community, & heal the veterinary profession.) “Financial forces and technological innovation are separating pet owners and veterinary practices into have and have-nots,” Bob Christiansen begins in Is the Veterinary […]
Dog blood donors wanted; California ends canine blood bank monopoly
Count Dracula meets the Greyhound of the Baskervilles SACRAMENTO, California––California, the only U.S. state that closely regulates the veterinary blood product industry, as of January 1, 2022 will have a new regulatory regime for sourcing canine blood products for the third time in 20 years. California governor Gavin Newsom on October 9, 2021 endorsed […]
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