Category «Animal cruelty»

Coronavirus: bats get a bad press

Wet market China

It almost seems settled that bats in China are the origin of the coronavirus pandemic. There is a lot of talk about bats passing the Covid-19 virus to pangolins and pangolins passing it to people in the Wuhan wet market (live animal market). It is speculated that bats have a heightened propensity to infect humans. …

How many animal abuse posts are Facebook moderators seeing?

Mark Zuckerberg has publicised his efforts to moderate off the Facebook platform unacceptable posts, pictures and videos of bestiality, terrorism and beheadings. The moderators claim that they are poorly paid and that the confidentiality agreement prevents them discussing their work with counsellors. They want to see experts because of the psychological impact of dealing with …