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A Plant Virus Has Now Jumped to Bees --By Tom Philpott
Animals  (tags: bees, pollination, virus, wildlife, plant virus )

- 1535 days ago -
How did a plant pathogen end up flourishing in bees and their parasites? Tobacco-ringspot virus is a fast-mutating beast, it turns out, and it has evolved the ability to infect insects.
Ebola Experiments at Alamogordo Chimpanzees' New Lab
Animals  (tags: animals, chimpanzees, experiments, lab animals, ebola, Texas Biomed, virus, PCRM, abuse, animalwelfare )

- 2569 days ago -
A PCRM legal complaint says the National Institutes of Health acted unlawfully when it transferred chimpanzees to Texas Biomed. The laboratory endorses primate use for studies involving the Ebola and Marburg viruses. PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION!
ACTION ALERT: Catawba County Animal Shelter Abuse !!! PLEASE TAKE ACTION !!
Animals  (tags: catawba country animal shelter, abuse, suffering, overcrowding, virus, animal welfare )

- 2791 days ago -
Inspectors found a severe overcrowding problem at an animal shelter that is temporarily closing and euthanizing about 200 animals, according to a report in March.Officials at the Catawba County Animal Shelter said an unidentified virus is forcing them
Ringling Bros.' Baby Circus Elephant, Barack, Fighting Deadly Virus
Animals  (tags: baby elephant, virus, herpes, illness, stress, abused, cruetly, ringlng bros )

- 2994 days ago -
In the most recent complaint, Debbie Leahy, a director for PETA, said the baby elephant had been "stressed" after trainers with bull hooks surrounded him during a circus performance. She said the stress weakened Barack's immune system and made him
Cats Virus Decimates Iberian Lynx
Animals  (tags: Iberian lynx, virus, death, Spain, animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, habitat, protection, wildanimals, wildlife )

- 3303 days ago -
The Iberian lynx is threatened with extinction: only an estimated 200 animals live in southern Spain. Zurich University researchers have now discovered that a cat virus also decimated the stock.
Some Red Squirrels Are Immune to Squirrelpox Virus
Animals  (tags: red squirrels, immune, virus, animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, habitat, protection, wildanimals, wildlife )

- 3473 days ago -
A number of red squirrels are immune to squirrelpox viral disease, which was thought by may lead to the extinction of the species.
New Virus Endangers Bandicoots
Animals  (tags: bandicoots, virus, recovery, animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, habitat, protection, wildanimals, wildlife, endangered )

- 3748 days ago -
The discovery of a new virus among the western barred bandicoot population could help in the recovery of the species. The problem for the bandicoots is that the virus is compromising conservation efforts to save the endangered animal.
Elephants Endangered
Animals  (tags: elephants, virus, animals, AnimalWelfare, endangered, environment, habitat, protection, killing, wildanimals, wildlife, zoos )

- 3779 days ago -
Once again Six Flags is making excuses for its failure to protect elephants from harm. In Defense of Animals stands by its report on a deadly elephant virus that zoos don't want the public to know about. This virus kills 85 percent of the elephants it
Spain Warns of Virus That Threatens Mediterranean Dolphins
Animals  (tags: spain, sealife, dolphins, virus )

- 3885 days ago -
MADRID (AFP) - Experts at Spain's environment ministry have appealed for help abroad to track a potentially deadly virus that threatens a species of dolphins in the Mediterranean. The morbillivirus, which causes measles in its human form, has been found i
Killer Virus Returns to Strike Down Pet Rabbits
Animals  (tags: england, wildlife, animals, rabbits, virus )

- 3888 days ago -
Pet rabbits have become the latest victims of Britain's sodden summer of heavy rainfall and flash flooding. Wet and humid conditions have triggered a flare-up of myxomatosis, which kills wild and domestic rabbits alike. In the early 1950s, when the di
Mystery Ailment Kills Hundreds of Saudi Camels
Animals  (tags: animal, death, suffering, camel, mystery ailment, virus )

- 3895 days ago -
Hundreds of camels have died in Saudi Arabia this week from a mystery ailment. The Agriculture Ministry has said 232 camels died in the space of four days in the Dawasir Valley, 250 miles south of Riyadh.

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