Categories: Welfare

Coronavirus China: chlorine disinfectant may pollute and damage wildlife

China sprayed entire blocks. Photo in public domain.

The chlorine disinfectant that has been used in China to contain the spread of coronavirus might be polluting drinking water and it might also be damaging the wildlife in rivers. The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing said that they believe that more than 5,000 tonnes of chlorine disinfectant had been sprayed in Wuhan. They published it in a letter in the journal Science. They said that global use would damage ecosystems.

As I recall, the Spanish also disinfected streets and they too had poisoned street animals such as cats and dogs. Far more care and less panic is needed. China has a long history of poor animal welfare and poor concern for wildlife conservation.


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