In a tragic incident in the Swiss zoo Zoo Zurich, a 55-year-old caretaker was killed on Saturday afternoon. The woman was attacked by a Siberian tiger in front of the audience. How the incident could have happened is still under investigation. Today the zoo remains closed.
At around 1.20 p.m., the zoo’s emergency center was notified that a zookeeper had been attacked in the tiger enclosure. Colleagues rushed to the scene to lure the animal – 5-year-old Irina – away from the victim. Rescuers then tried in vain to resuscitate the woman. She died on the spot.
ALSO SEE: Zoo shoots crocodile after biting caretaker
It is not clear why the employee was staying with the tiger. “It should not be the case that the animal and the caretaker are in the same room at the same time”, director Severin Dressen told a news conference. “Maybe there was a misunderstanding.”
The authorities have launched an investigation into the facts of the drama. Some visitors to Zoo Zurich witnessed the tiger attack. They have been offered psychological help. “Our thoughts are with the next of kin of the employee”, let management know.
The park is closed today out of respect. Two Siberian tigers live in Zoo Zurich: the female Irina and the male Sayan. Last fall, the zoo was also the scene of a pain accident. Then a crocodile had to be shot after biting a nurse.
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Home office and homeschooling: In the corona crisis, more people stay at home more often. Sometimes the pet becomes the last point of contact in your own four walls. But what does that mean for animals? And what to do when the end of the home office is imminent?
Most pets in Germany are perceived similarly to family members. Waldi or Miezi maintain intensive relationships with a range of rituals. But what happens when this rhythm, which has sometimes been trained for years, gets out of joint, as is currently the case with the corona crisis? How should home office owners behave towards their darling? And what to do when the lockdown and home office are over again?
“Even pets, whose owners or families are currently more at home, experience the current situation as another, because their everyday lives have also changed, Verena Wirosaf, veterinarian and specialist for pets at the German Animal Welfare Association, summarized in an interview with ntv.de. “Dogs are known to be highly social beings. So you will enjoy more time with your people. ”
Retreat for every animal
Cats, on the other hand, are considered to be more independent of humans. “But many of these furry companions will now want to use the situation to be cuddled more or to play with their people more often,” Wirosaf continues. “However, it is important that the animal can also come to rest if it needs it,” emphasizes the veterinarian. Every pet must therefore have a retreat where it can rest or sleep undisturbed. In addition to the owners themselves, this place must also respect children and guests. Otherwise there can be drastic reactions in some of the animals.
For example, there are cats who do not like too much hustle and bustle and who show this. You may then start pounding, hissing, or crawling to other places than usual. Cats that are free to move, i.e. cats that are allowed to go outside, should not be blocked in any way.
Cats become unclean, dogs hyperactive
If humans do not allow their animals enough rest or if the animal roommates experience too much stress, including within the family, the animals resort to other means. For example, some cats start to become unclean and even pee where they usually relax. Some dogs, on the other hand, want to encourage their people to do more. They then start barking for no apparent reason or can develop a certain type of hyperactivity. Unusual behavior should therefore always be interpreted by the owner as a call for help from the animal. If you are unsure what to do in these cases, you can get tips from the veterinarian.
Some cats particularly show that it is just too much for them to develop what is known as stress cystitis. This inflammation of the urinary bladder occurs in domestic cats with no apparent cause. Stress is therefore considered an essential factor. If it becomes calmer again with such a stressed animal, the symptoms often disappear.
Typical signs of the disease include blood in the urine, frequent urination of small amounts outside of the litter box and expressions of pain when urinating. Owners who observe such symptoms in their animal over a period of one to a maximum of two days should present it to a veterinarian. However, if the animal no longer urinates or sits in the toilet several times in pain and nothing comes, it should be presented to a veterinarian immediately. In a few cases, the urinary tract can become blocked, which in turn is a life-threatening condition for the cat. “Urine builds up and the otherwise filtered substances can” poison “the body from the inside,” explains Wirosaf.
How much rest does my animal need?
“It depends on several factors and each animal is individual,” says the expert. Accordingly, each animal also needs different breaks at different times of the day or night. Puppies and young cats in particular sleep a lot more than adult animals. This need for rest should be considered and taken into account by the keeper for a healthy development. And old pets also rest and sleep more. When the animals need to rest, the weather also plays a decisive role. Since dogs and cats cannot regulate their body temperature by sweating like humans, they like to lie down in a cool, shady place at high temperatures in summer and need permanent access to fresh water.
If the mood at home is more tense because people lockdown the ceiling falls on the head, you should also keep in mind that such moods can be transferred to animals. This is also why a quiet place for retreat is urgently needed.
And when the home office is over?
When people go back to work or school in the normal way from one day to the next, everyday life for the animals will change again. “It could then be particularly radical for dogs that may have been purchased during the corona and home office period and do not yet know how to stay alone, but have tied themselves closely to their owner or owner,” says Wirosaf. But the change is also great for dogs that were previously used to being alone for a few hours, as they were allowed to spend almost 24 hours with their humans for a long time thanks to the corona-related home office.
But cats who had got used to the many hours with their humans could now resent the absence after the time of the home office. Neighbors then get to hear this or see holders themselves in the form of scratch marks. In this case, you should gradually train to stay alone and carefully bring the animals back to the situation. The time that the beloved pet has to be alone should be slowly increased. Ideally, there is even the possibility that a neighbor will come by or that you can take your dog to the office. However, this must first be approved by superiors and colleagues.
By the way: Even if the time gained with the pet tempts you to cuddle more intensely with your pet, keepers should always be aware that they themselves could transfer Sars-CoV-2 to the animal. People who test positive should urgently keep away from their darling. Nevertheless, in the event of infection or a quarantine in the home, the animal should remain with its owner if possible.
The pandemic has killed at least 522,246 people worldwide since China officially reported the disease in December, AFP reported. More than 10,922,300 cases of infection have been diagnosed in 196 countries and territories.
The United States is the most affected country, with 129,405 deaths. This is followed by Brazil (61,884), the United Kingdom (44,131), Italy (34,833) and France (29,893).
France: judicial inquiry
Investigations will be carried out on the management of the crisis in France by the former Prime Minister Édouard Philippe and the former Ministers of Health, Olivier Véran and Agnès Buzyn, with the imminent opening of a judicial investigation. The complaints commission has found nine complaints against these former members of the government admissible.
WHO: “To wake up“
The World Health Organization urged countries affected by the coronavirus on Friday to “to wake up“And to”engage in combat“Because” the numbers don’t lie “. For the first time since the outbreak of the epidemic, Latin America has overtaken Europe in number of cases, with more than 2.7 million patients.
Remdesivir authorized under certain conditions
The European Commission has authorized “conditional marketing»Of the antiviral remdesivir in the EU, used to treat patients with severe new coronavirus. Initially developed against Ebola hemorrhagic fever, this antiviral is the first therapy to have demonstrated some efficacy in patients hospitalized for Covid-19 in a clinical trial of significant size, even if the effect is considered to be modest.
Air France: job cuts
The management of the Air France group has announced plans to cut 7,580 positions in Air France and the regional subsidiary Hop! by the end of 2022. The company plans to cut 6,560 jobs out of 41,000 (full-time equivalent permanent contracts) with the French company and 1,020 jobs out of 2,420 at Hop !, she said in a press release
England: quarantine relaxed
Travelers arriving in England from more than 70 countries and territories, including France but not the United States, will be exempt from quarantine from July 10. London, however, said the country would not hesitate to re-impose restrictions if the number of cases were to increase in the countries with which the United Kingdom opens again. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland retain their quarantine measures.
Beijing wants to ban live poultry from its markets
While a market selling live animals in Wuhan City is believed to be the birthplace of the epidemic, China has pledged to phase out the slaughter and sale of live poultry in the food market. “China will restrict trade and slaughter of live poultry, encourage mass slaughter of live poultry in places subject to certain conditions and gradually close markets for live poultry”, Chen Xu, an official with the National Administration of Market Regulation, said at a press conference.
Agreement between Israeli firms and the UAE
Two prominent Israeli defense companies reported an agreement with an Emirati company to collaborate on the development of a non-invasive screening test and “in a few minutesFor the new coronavirus. The two countries have no official relations.
Costa Cruises, the world’s number one brand in the Carnival sector, has announced the extension until August 15 of the suspension of its cruises in the world as well as the cancellation of all its summer cruises in Northern Europe.
Relaxation in Colombia
Colombian justice has ordered the right-wing president Ivan Duque to ease the strict confinement imposed on people over the age of 70, who are deemed to be more vulnerable to the new coronavirus.
See also – United States authorizes remdesivir to treat Covid-19
Home exchange is a solution that many individuals willingly use to avoid enticing burglars into their homes during the holidays and at the same time to have someone who takes care of plants, pets, mail, etc.
But what are the risks of home swapping?
What are the risks of home exchange?
If home swapping is a great way to prevent your home from being burgled, other risks may remain. Domestic accidents can indeed occur and in particular: fire, water damage, vandalism, broken windows, etc. These are all reasons why it is important to be well covered by your online home insurance in order to ability to be compensated for damage.
Be aware that home insurance allows you to get compensation in market value or replacement value new of your property according to the formula offered by the insurance company. The family who will come to live in the house during the exchange is in fact legally considered as a guest at your home. Therefore, any damage occurring in your home during their stay must be covered by your home insurance, hence the importance of contracting one before making the exchange.
Note that the exchange is only possible if the family with whom you are exchanging justifies a liability insurance.
Home swap: who to lend to?
The choice of the people with whom you will exchange the house should not be trivial! It is very important to choose people you trust who will not intentionally cause damage to your home.
Today there are platforms on which people who wish to carry out a home exchange can meet and discuss at length before deciding on the loan. This will allow you to make known the rules which will have to be respected at home and especially to find people who have roughly the same vision as you in terms of respect for others, cleanliness, cleaning, etc.
Under what conditions to lend your house?
We have previously expressly emphasized the importance of purchasing home insurance before lending your home. In order for the exchange to take place in good conditions, you must also remember to notify your insurance of the current loan.
In addition, you will have to establish a home exchange contract with which you will be able to specify the loan conditions as well as the rules to be observed in this context. This document can also specify the amount of the deductible and the methods of coverage in the event of damage or claims. Everyone will normally have to pay the deductible charged by their insurance.
In a few months, at least 275 elephants died. For the time being, no one knows the causes. In the absence of tangible elements, there remain hypotheses.
The figures announced vary widely. Elephant without Borders (EWB), the NGO that exposed the suspicious death, said there were at least 350 corpses. For their part, the authorities are announcing 20% fewer deaths. According to Cyril Taolo, the director of the department of wildlife and parks, 275 carcasses have been found so far.
A repeating phenomenon
275 iconic animals, who died in a few weeks, that’s a lot. Especially since the phenomenon is repeated. Already in October 2019, a large-scale mortality had alerted the media. One hundred elephants in Botswana and 50 in neighboring Zimbabwe – where animals move freely – had been found dead. At the time, drought and the anthrax bacteria (anthrax) were said to be responsible.
Judging by the images, the carcasses of the animals are more or less recent. A dozen deaths had already been reported at the beginning of May (link in English) in this sector of the Okavango Delta. According to Elephant Without Borders, they would last three months. As if an insidious evil had struck animals for a long time.
A virus ?
Could a virus or bacteria be responsible for these new deaths? Curiously this time, the authorities reject, despite the absence of analysis, an infection linked to anthrax. A bacteria harmful to herbivores, linked to the putrefaction of bodies in nature, and which strongly resists heat and drought by being able to remain active in soil soil. The animal ingests it by browsing or searching the earth.
In 2019, we also pointed to the chronic overpopulation of elephants in the country. 135000 pachyderms live in freedom in Botswana, that is to say the third of the population of African elephants. Botswana, which has become a sanctuary for pachyderms, has seen their population triple in about thirty years. Without abundant or even sufficient food, this could be fatal for the weakest individuals.
From the outset, poaching was ruled out, on the grounds that the animals retained their defenses, the only object of interest and of all lust.
However, poison, which has become the favorite weapon of poachers, appears to be a potential avenue. They regularly use cyanide. Not directly in the water, which would be accompanied by the deaths of other animals, but in the areas where the elephants graze. The behavior observed in certain pachyderms who seem disoriented, as victims of a neurotoxic, pleads for this hypothesis.
If this is not the work of poachers, there is finally the trail of the local population, whose litigation is known to oppose the pachyderms. Coexistence is far from peaceful. Farmers complain about the ransacking of their crops by animals in search of food. “Elephants move freely. They enter the fields, trample the crops and sometimes attack the inhabitants”, wrote the newspaper The world in 2015.
Poisoning could be the gesture of an exasperated population who wants to get rid of the problem. In fact, seven out of ten dead elephants were found near a water point, as if they were lured into a trap.
Elephant protection controversy
Samples were taken from the dead animals. The analyzes will, perhaps, allow us to know the reasons for these massive deaths. Be that as it may, it brings water to the mill for protection associations which fight against actions to regulate herds. Botswana has thus reinstated, since this year, elephant hunting, granting 272 permits for the year 2020. A decision decried, both for the method and for an unacknowledged necessity, according to the associations.
The first hunts have still not taken place, for lack of hunters. These wealthy clients stayed at home because of the coronavirus.
Tired of being that one-dimensional caricature of a man the world tells us to be?
One in five young men between the ages of 16 and 35 consider it a “mitigating condition for rape” if a woman doesn’t explicitly say “no.” Nearly 20 percent of young women say they have experienced someone having sex with them without permission. This is evident from research by I&O Research commissioned by Amnesty International.
Guys, I’m tired. Are you tired? Tired of being that one-dimensional caricature of a man the world tells us to be? The kind that quickly uses their fists, feels stuck and scared but cannot show it. The kind that is tough and strong, that doesn’t show weakness, is always in control. I’m tired of hurting each other, ourselves and women.
Because that’s what the masculinity culture we’ve inherited makes us do. It hurts us. Violence against women is the most common human rights violation in the world. It transcends age, race, religion, nationality and class. In the Netherlands, 41 percent, or nearly half of women, have experienced some form of physical or sexual violence since the age of 15. Realize, it’s about two and a half million women. If 22 percent of all women, more than one in five, are victims of physical violence by their partner or ex-partner, more than one million are women. 10 percent of women have experienced rape. Nearly three-quarters of women have experienced sexual harassment. Dear men, realize that there are more than four million women.
Maybe you or I aren’t hitting or harassing you, but guys, we’re still responsible. The perpetrators of this violence are more often men than women. How much more often? Nine out of ten perpetrators of physical or sexual violence against women are men. We are responsible because we belong to the current culture of masculinity that allows this – a culture that says we cannot show fear, we cannot be mistaken, and we have the right to control others, especially women. But that culture is wrong. And unless we actively work to change it, women will continue to be injured.
A culture that tells us not to be afraid is a culture that denies our own humanity. And if we cannot be human, then we become something else.
And what are we afraid of? We fear our fathers, our brothers, our friends, our potential to be our fullest, best, most authentic selves. We fear that we will not do well, that someone will not like us, that we will look weak. We’re afraid to say, “I love you,” or “I’m sorry,” or “I can’t,” or just, “Dude, can you please stop shouting random women on the street?”
Our actions do not have to conform to outdated views of chivalry. We don’t have to intervene to protect women. We have to intervene to control each other – to stop other men.
To give us a push in the right direction, I have already listed a number of actions:
Speak up and don’t be a silent bystander. Do you see something happening address the person who is wrong. Remember that our silence is an affirmation. If we choose not to speak out against the violence of men, we support it.
Recognize and understand how sexism, male domination and male privileges are the foundation of all forms of violence against women.
Break the “man box” – challenge traditional images of masculinity that prevent us from actively coming up to end violence against women.
Challenge men who use sexist language and joke about women.
Ask a woman how the threat of violence affects her life, what the numbers I just mentioned mean, what their experiences are; how they would like to be heard and seen, helped. Because all the domestic violence and cyber violence of men against women does not stop if the story remains with statistics. Turn facts into stories around you.
Think about how our attitude and language contribute to the problems of female abuse.
Recognize that domestic violence is the responsibility of every man. Call 112. Domestic violence is not a private matter – it is a crime.
Acknowledge that degrading images of women in the media are linked to violence against women.
Speak out to artists who promote violence against women in their videos and music.
Talk to and teach boys and young men about healthy relationships. Walk the conversation and be a good role model.
Accept and take our responsibility that violence against women will not end until men are part of the solution to end it. We must play an active role in creating a cultural and social change that no longer tolerates violence against women.
Stop supporting the idea that male violence against women is due to mental illness, lack of anger management skills, chemical dependence, stress, etc. Violence against women is rooted in the historical oppression of women and the outgrowth of the socialization of men.
Join other involved men and women to tackle gender violence through groups such as EMANCIPATOR.
It starts with interrupting and changing the way we bond as men, creating a new culture of brotherhood.
By challenging male conformity, we place the responsibility to end violence against women where it belongs – with the men who commit it. The solution is not only to stand up for women, but also to hold men accountable. We can do that at any time – on public roads, on the metro, at the dining table, at the game, on the bus, at the bar, with ourselves.
So yes, dear boys and men. Do you want to start something? Let’s start a movement – a movement of men who are not afraid to stop violence against women.
Meticulously put in stone on a concrete bench. Many passers-by wonder what is happening in the big tent in the middle of the redesigned square at the beginning of the Appelgaarde. Local residents can be found at any time of the day. They are working on the “SocialSofa”. SocialSofa is a project with which you can make a nice sofa and at the same time get to know your neighbors better. The bank has been there since 18 June, immediately after the corona ban was lifted at meetings. Astrid de Roos, initiator of the project, hopes that the bank will be ready in early September.
Astrid tells about the design that was made. The motto is simple: the blossom and the apple tree after the street name, the ditch plants, fish, birds and pets after what you can encounter in the area. Very prominently in the front seat, the kingfisher has been given a place that visits the ditch at the backyards every winter, but Piglet the cat and the border collie of local residents have also been drawn. With every colored stone that is glued to the sofa, the design comes to life. After a short course in which almost thirty people have taken part, everyone cuts and pastes like a complete mosaicist. Children also participate enthusiastically.
The SocialSofa van de Appelgaarde is the first bench to be installed in Houten. Elsewhere there are already about 1500 benches, all made after an idea by a Tilburg artist. Astrid says: “I started this initiative at the beginning of this year and I received a lot of support from creative neighborhood residents and from the municipality. The municipality first redesigned the square. Local residents have adopted the new flower beds (Ons groen) and made the design for the bank. I also hope that there will be more such benches in Houten. ”
With the enthusiasm with which everyone is now engaged, the greening square and the SocialSofa are a project that will start working.
Time questions / tips for the dog in the home office
Augsburg. In Corona times, everyday life has changed for dogs too, because their families often spend more time at home than before, as a precautionary note from the Augsburg Animal Welfare Association. “Since dogs are highly social, they usually enjoy spending more time with their people,” explains Verena Wirosaf, specialist for pets at the German Animal Welfare Association.
“But if there is a lot of hustle and bustle at home because people fall on the covers, such moods can spread to animals.” In order for the unusually close coexistence to work, the dog needs its retreat area in the traditional basket or on the Blanket without being disturbed by children, for example. In addition to the rest phases, the expert recommends extensive walks and brain work for the dog to engage in foraging games in small breaks, for example.
When mistresses or masters go back to work in the office normally, they should not leave their dog alone from one day to the next. This is especially true for dogs that may have been purchased during the home office period and have not yet learned to stay alone. The re-conversion is also great for other dogs. “Here you should practice step by step and only slowly increase the time that the animal has to be alone,” advises Wirosaf. “Basically, dogs shouldn’t have to be alone for more than six hours. It is therefore ideal for most dogs if they are allowed into the office. ”
Animal protection association Augsburg and environment e. V., Telephone 0821/455 290-0, email@example.com, www.tierheim-augsburg.de
The Italian press was recently moved by a case of a cat affected by a strange disease, as the benchmark International mail.
It all starts with a feline belonging to a family from the town of Arezzo, in Tuscany, who, after having disappeared two days, reappears at his home in a state of great aggressiveness. He attacks and bites three family members, does the same at the veterinarian to whom he is brought. The latter notes that the animal’s symptoms resemble those of rabies.
Sent to a research center
The cat will die quickly, but will be sent to a research center, which will confirm the veterinarian’s fears.
The cat has a type of Lyssavirus, similar to that of rabies, so rare that it was “identified only once in history, in a Caucasian bat, in 2002 “, Explain Il Fatto Quotidiano.
No risk of transmission between humans
Do not panic, rabies is not transmitted between human beings, as the transalpine media point out. But everyone in contact with the animal had to be screened. Local authorities have called for close monitoring of pets and the health ministry has set up a unit to monitor the situation.
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Market size 2019
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Segmentation By By Insurance Type, By Animal Type & By Sales Channel
Market Segmentation by Insurance Type: Accident and Illness, Accident only, Market Segmentation by Animal Type: Dogs, Cats, Horses, Others, Market Segmentation by Sales Channel: Agency, Broker, Bancassurance, Direct Writing.
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