UK: 67 scientists write open letter imploring fur ban to prevent coronavirus pandemic risk

As veterinary surgeons, virologists, epidemiologists, infectious disease specialists and animal behaviourists, we believe that outbreaks of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, on mink fur farms in multiple countries across Europe as well as in North America, present another compelling reason for governments around the world to consider ending the farming of animals for fur....More...

Gamaleya Institute: ‘The next stage of the epidemic is the infection with the coronavirus of farm and domestic animals’

Alexander Gintsburg, head of the Gamaleya institute that developed Russia’s Sputnik V human vaccine, was quoted in Izvestia newspaper as saying COVID-19 was likely to hit animals next. ...More...