ALLIANCE FOR ANIMALS E-NEWS
June 2020
CAP TIMES ARTICLE ON UW CAT EXPERIMENTS IS ONE-SIDED

In an article in the June 3 issue of the Cap Times ( Q&A: Peter Halfmann and UW researchers look at coronavirus in cats, potential link with humans ), reporter Yvonne Kim, failed to ask pertinent questions about the treatment of the 15-18 week old kittens that were used in UW experiments relating to COVID-19. Yes, kittens.

The UW's press release and article consistently used the word "cats," but they were only 15-18 weeks old. And what actually happened to them? Three of them had the virus placed in their noses, mouths, throats, and eyes. They were then put into small cages. The following day another kitten was put in the cage with them. Every day thereafter for ten days,the six kittens' noses and anuses were swabbed. People who have had their noses swabbed in COVID-19 tests only once say it causes a deep burning, like getting chlorinated water up your nose in a swimming pool. This most likely took place in the BSL-3Ag lab and if so, the setting was particularly austere. No mention is made of how the kittens reacted or what was done to or with them after the experiment. Many questions were not asked.

We are used to this type of reporting in the Wisconsin State Journal, which is biased toward anything UW, but we expect more from the Cap Times. Send letters to Cap Times here requesting that future articles on animal experiments delve deeper into what is actually happening to the animals.
TIME TO START THINKING OF THE GEESE

Every year the Dane County Parks Department decides whether or not to capture geese and their goslings and have them killed. Parks’ main motivation seems to be public complaints. Last year, there was less to complain about because volunteers regularly chased away the geese at many of the public parks. Some volunteers even picked up their droppings. (Great for compost piles.)

The more volunteers, the fewer geese on the most popular beaches, the less poop, the fewer complaints and the more likely that Parks won’t kill them. The geese need you to help keep them off Dane County Park’s beaches.

Get Involved Now! This is something important you can do while keeping yourself and others safe from Covid-19.

To get involved, contact Paul Quinlan, Dane County Parks Conservation Resources Supervisor at (608) 267-4918 or  PQuinlan@cityofmadison.com . Let us know if you run into a problem.
MORE PEOPLE AT HOME WATCHING TV - ALLIANCE FOR ANIMALS CONTINUES TO SPREAD MESSAGE OF COMPASSION FOR ALL ANIMALS

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