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Gorillas in ‘zoo’ test positive for coronavirus

We destroy the habitat of other animals.
Ship them to other continents.
Imprison them in cramped spaces to have humans stare at them, in the name of education.
Make them breed in the name of conservation.

And then make them ‘sitting ducks’ to be wiped out by a human caused pandemic. If not by this virus, then surely by one of the next viruses emerging from the Animal Industrial Complex.

Note: ‘sitting ducks’ in between quotation marks as that is a speciesist phrasing.

'Gorillas at Zoo in San Diego Test Positive for Coronavirus "Aside from some congestion and coughing, the gorillas are doing well," said Lisa Peterson, executive director of the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Officials the zoo's Safari Park said that several gorillas had tested positive for the virus and that they believed an asymptomatic staff member infected the animals. Ken Bohn/ San Diego Zoo Global/ Reuters' With photo of 4 gorillas in zoo environment - boulders]
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SOURCE: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/11/us/gorillas-coronavirus-san-diego.html

Geertrui Cazaux (Trudi). Vegan. Gardener. Wife. Disabled. Writer. Activist. Caretaker. Ex-academic. °1970. Belgium. Vegetarian since mid '90's and vegan since 2010. My main motive has always been the ethical perspective, although I am also inspired by the environmental and health aspects. Writing about veganism, animal rights and ableism on Graswortels.org, Brugesvegan.com, and CripHumanimal.org

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