Almost 100 foxhounds were put down after an outbreak of bovine tuberculosis swept through their dirty, overcrowded and dilapidated hunt kennels.
A kennel worker tested positive for the disease after the outbreak at the Kimblewick Hunt’s headquarters near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, an investigation has found.
Researchers from the University of Edinburgh said that the risk of transmission from dogs to humans was “plausible and real”.
Their findings will raise fears that hounds can spread TB to other animals, which farmers have called “the greatest threat” to the dairy industry.
The first infected dog was found in December 2016 and a further 96 of the hunt’s 164 dogs tested positive and had to be destroyed.
HOW WOLVES CHANGE RIVERS
Special thanks to Fred for sending through this video and notes on how wolves shape the land, even changing the course of streams and rivers.
See this story of the impact of wolves in Yellowstone National Park. But this is just the beginning of the story.
What biologists noted were a whole cascade of changes. Even the fishing got a lot better – because the elk stayed out of the stream beds, willows grew up alongside the streams, more cover and shade was provided, more insects fell into the stream, therefore a lot more food was available and the trout grew a lot bigger and faster.
See the video and link to it below.
For all those who try to prevent the suffering of others:
These animals have never known freedom or love — and these are the first beautiful, ecstatic minutes of their new lives 😭❤️
Posted by The Dodo on Wednesday, 27 June 2018
Fr. Simon, Dr. Christina with famous actor Peter Egan, in Parliament Square, 14th June 2018.
We have decided to attend rallies such as this one, against the live transportation of animals, in order to be a silent witness to God’s displeasure at the suffering of animals.
Many people came to ask us about the this new Eastern Orthodox charity and the Eastern Orthodox Church. We were able to be a witness to both.
Peter was at the rally and came over to show his support. Natalia Doran was also in attendance and we thank her this photograph.