USA: ‘Zombie’ Deer Disease. Threatening to Invade USA.

 

 

https://news.sky.com/story/zombie-deer-threatening-to-invade-us-state-11830346

 

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/07/nevada-seeks-block-spread-zombie-deer-disease-experts-warn-could/

 

A “zombie” disease which makes deer become emaciated and more aggressive may sound like the opening to a horror film. 

But experts have warned the deadly disease has already affected 24 US states – and could spread to humans next. 

Nevada has now become the latest US state attempting to block the highly contagious disease from taking hold with experts warning the outbreak could destroy deer and elk populations.

Chronic wasting disease (CWD), as it is officially known, makes deer drastically lose weight, struggle to walk, more aggressive and less afraid of human contact.

The illness has been compared to mad cow disease because it is also spread by pathogenic proteins called prions and cause a range of symptoms that resemble dementia and ultimately death. 

Prion diseases belong to a family of rare brain diseases that affect both humans and animals, including mad cow disease in cattle and variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in humans.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has raised concerns that CWD may also pose a risk to humans.

So too has Doctor Michael Osterholm – the American expert who warned the British government of the risks of mad cow spreading to people in the late 1990s. 

Dr Osterholm, who is director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, told lawmakers that laboratory research suggested it was “probable” that human cases of CWD would occur in future. 

Discussing his experience of mad cow disease being transmitted to humans, he said it was likely CWD would also occur through eating contaminated meat. “It is possible that the number of human cases will be substantial and will not be isolated events,” he told a hearing with lawmakers. 

He added: “If Stephen King could write an infectious disease novel, he would write about prions like this”.

CWD can incubate for more than a year before animals display the symptoms, so US officials recommend that deer hunters test meat before consuming it.

Wildlife experts have warned that while still rare, the disease is virtually impossible to contain because the disease is neither viral nor bacterial and can remain in the environment for several years. 

Peregrine Wolff, a Nevada Department of Wildlife veterinarian, said the state’s officials have taken to testing corpses and monitoring migratory elk and deer at the state line with neighbouring Utah for signs of the sickness.

Nevada also introduced a ban earlier this year on bringing certain animal body parts into the state, including the brain and the spinal cord that can contain large concentrations of prions.

But Ms Wolff said despite those efforts, the disease is unlikely to stop at the Nevada state line.

“It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when,” she said. “We know that we can’t wrap Nevada in a bubble.” 

 

The documentary “Dominion” – an excellent movie!

 

 

The documentary “Dominion” (2018)  is a sequel to “Lucent,” released in 2014, which features the dark side of the Australian pig breeding industry in feature film length.
“Dominion” goes further and gives a comprehensive insight into the different livestock industries in Australia.

Worldwide attention caught on Australia’s Animal Welfare business model in 2018 after shocking pictures were released showing sheep being crammed together on a ship from Australia to Qatar, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates, dying painfully. Then there were protests against the unspeakable animal transports worldwide.

 

 

How to finance a documentary that reveals the reality of the meat industry?

The film aims to present facts about the way animals are used. “Dominion” was written and directed by Chris Delforce and co-produced by Shaun Monson, director of “Earthlings” in 2005.

The documentary is told by vegan celebrities such as Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara, Sia, Sadie Sink and Kat Von D. This film was financed by donations.

And there is one man who has a big stake in making such films financially possible.

 

Philip Wollen

 

Philip Wollen

He was a successful investment banker and even became the vice president of Citibank and general director of Citicorp at the age of 34. Oh, a banker? Yes, and what for one! He was even named one of the Top 40 Most Influential Leaders by Australian Business Magazine.

Then came the turning point in his life that was to change everything.
His rethinking should have taken place after visiting a slaughterhouse of one of his customers. He then researched and knew that there would be no going back to his ordinary life as he had led it.

He sponsors the anti-whaling ship Sea Shepherd and the South Australian Children’s Ballet Company and has built schools, orphanages, lion parks and much more.
His Winsome Constance Kindness Trust supports more than 400 projects in 40 countries.

Wollen says his goal is to die broke and to give away all he has with “warm hands” and that he is on the right track. Incidentally, he also financed the “Earthlings” trilogy and thus made it possible.

The wish of Philip Wollens came true because the film has sparked national protests against Australian livestock.

 

Meanwhile, “DOMINION” is even free, which means that everyone has the opportunity to look at this documentation. Website: dominionmovement.com

 

https://netzfrauen.org/2019/10/05/dominion/#more-66355

 

And I mean…Not everyone who earns, or has earned a lot of money is automatically a capitalist asshole.
We need money for our fight, and above all to keep up  the competition with the conventional media.

If the money comes from people who also ideologically support our fight and stay behind the idea of animal liberation, the better.

My best regards to all, Venus