Animals infecting humans are scary. It’s worse when you infect them back.

Animals infecting humans are scary.  It's worse when you infect them back.

And unlike a jail, a mink shed has no plumbing. “We focus a lot on respiratory transmission between people,” says zoonotic disease ecologist Jonathan Epstein, “but it’s important to remember that this is also a virus of the gastrointestinal tract and that ‘it is excreted in the stool’. As we flush our own infected droppings … Read more

Elephants die after eating plastic waste at landfill in Sri Lanka

Elephants die after eating plastic waste at landfill in Sri Lanka

By ACHALA PUSSALLA January 14, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/elephants-dying-plastic-waste-sri-lanka-af9c9e843c518bcbc02af760fb84ee33 PALLAKKADU, Sri Lanka (AP) — Conservationists and veterinarians are warning that plastic waste at an open dump in eastern Sri Lanka is killing elephants in the area, after two more were found dead over the weekend -end. Around 20 elephants have died in the past eight years … Read more

Elephants die after eating plastic waste at landfill in Sri Lanka

Elephants die after eating plastic waste at landfill in Sri Lanka

By ACHALA PUSSALLA January 14, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/elephants-dying-plastic-waste-sri-lanka-af9c9e843c518bcbc02af760fb84ee33 PALLAKKADU, Sri Lanka (AP) — Conservationists and veterinarians are warning that plastic waste at an open dump in eastern Sri Lanka is killing elephants in the area, after two more were found dead over the weekend -end. Around 20 elephants have died in the past eight years … Read more

Elephants die after eating plastic waste at landfill in Sri Lanka

Elephants die after eating plastic waste at landfill in Sri Lanka

By ACHALA PUSSALLA January 14, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/health-environment-and-nature-animals-wildlife-sri-lanka-af9c9e843c518bcbc02af760fb84ee33 PALLAKKADU, Sri Lanka (AP) – Environmentalists and veterinarians warn plastic waste in an open dump in eastern Sri Lanka is killing elephants in the region, after two more were found dead over the week -end. About 20 elephants have died over the past eight years after consuming … Read more

Feed supplier to UK farm animals still linked to Amazon deforestation | Deforestation

A major supplier of animal feed is still buying soya and corn from a farm linked to deforestation in the Amazon, despite having pledged to clean up its global supply chains. Cargill, a giant agricultural multinational that sells feed to British chicken farms, buys crops from a farm growing soybeans on deforested land in the … Read more