Pets Thrown From Towers After Coronavirus Rumours


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Several pets in China have been pictured dead on the street, with reports they had been thrown from tower blocks amid rumors that cats and dogs could spread the deadly coronavirus.

One dog was found dead after allegedly being thrown from a tower block in the Heyuan Guohe Garden area of Tianjin City in China’s Hebei Province.

Local media reports say the animal was thrown from the upper floors of a tower block at 4am and it hit smashed the sunroof of a car before ending up on the ground.

Reports state the sound of the dog hitting the car woke neighbors, who then found it lying dead on the ground with its blood staining the bricks.

The owner of the dog has not been identified while the vehicle owner is waiting for the police to name them so they receive compensation for the damage done to the car.

A dead dog is seen on the ground after reportedly being thrown from a tower block.
A dead dog is seen on the ground after reportedly being thrown from a tower block. Credit: AsiaWire

Reports state five cats were thrown to death in the city of Shanghai, with locals believing they were pets because they had smooth and clean fur.
Their owner has not been identified.
Two dead cats are seen on the ground after reportedly being thrown from a tower block.Two dead cats are seen on the ground after reportedly being thrown from a tower block. Credit: AsiaWire
“If pets come into contact with suspected patients, they should be quarantined,” Lanjuan said.
However, local media outlet Zhibo China reportedly tweaked her words into “cats and dogs can spread the coronavirus”.
The rumor spread quickly shortly after Zhibo China posted it on social media platform Weibo.
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"There is no evidence showing that pets such as cats and dogs can contract the novel coronavirus, the World Health Organisation said on Wednesday in one of its responses to people's concerns over the recent virus outbreak. The organization suggested washing hands with soap and water to prevent other germs from transmitting between humans and animals," it posted.
"We hope the police can find the cold-blooded guardians of those poor animals as soon as possible," PETA Asia press officer for China, Keith Guo, told Asia Wire.
"In fact, it's the filthy factory farms, slaughterhouses, and meat markets that threaten the health of every human being on the planet by providing a breeding ground for deadly diseases like coronavirus, SARS, bird flu, and more."

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