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Spain trying to execute pet dog of Nurse with ebola

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by golden, Oct 8, 2014.

  1. golden

    golden Senior Member

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    https://www.thespainreport.com/11698/brand-spain-execute-ebola-nurses-pet-dog/



     
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    golden Senior Member

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    golden Senior Member

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    Thanks Ren.

    I am having trouble logging in to sign it. The execution is trying to take place this evening so I am going to persevere this morning to sort out my technological problems out to get it signed a.s.a.p.
     
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    golden Senior Member

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    It took me all day to do it but I got it signed.

    Its reached 300,000 signatures now but thats not nearly enough with the implications this poses. Hopefully the dog wont be executed this evening, or at all.
     
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    I participated in the twitter campaign to save the dog and i feel very frustrated to find out that the dog was sacrificed. Do we even know if dogs can carry ebola? Not only the poor nurse got infected because of the bad sanitary system, but now they kill her dog with no logical reason. The dog should had been in quarentine, and do some blood test to find out if he was carriying the virus. Not fair.
     
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    They need to eat an infected animal to get the virus. As far as i know the dog didn't eat the nurse.
     
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    RustyJ Contaminated Cell Line 'RustyJ'

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    Not true at all. They can get it via exchange of bodily fluids. Even licking vomit.
     
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    RustyJ Contaminated Cell Line 'RustyJ'

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    The complication with dogs is that they appear not to show any symptoms.
     
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    But they do show antibodies. Why not test the dog before sacrificing?
     
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    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/death-ebola-patients-dog-sparks-health-controversy/story?id=26043752

     
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  14. adreno

    adreno PR activist

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    Human life has higher value than dog life. Why take any risks. I agree with the decision to put the dog down.
     
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    I didn't read the article or whole thread b/c it would make me too sad but it makes me sick to think about the innocent dog being put to sleep if it was not actually ill. There must have been another way :aghhh: :cry: :aghhh: :cry:.
     
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    Incompetence? lack of compassion? selfishness? lack of humanity?
     
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    RustyJ Contaminated Cell Line 'RustyJ'

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    This is a valid argument. If the dog panics and bites the person taking blood, or the carers etc... and you were the dog's owner, how would you feel then?

    Problem is that authorities have not released information about the potential risks. In the event of a more serious outbreak in Europe or the US, I wouldn't be surprised if there is a decision to preemptively euthanize pets throughout an affected region.
     
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    RustyJ Contaminated Cell Line 'RustyJ'

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    Thousands of people are dying of this disease (Ebola) and many thousands more will die, yet people are accepting of this. Have people rushed to sign a petition about helping out those countries affected?
     
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    This idea is horrifying to me and how could the government just euthanize pets in an entire region who were not ill or maybe not even exposed? My dog is like my child and I would never stand for this. Please know, I am not criticizing anyone for writing this, just the idea horrifies me!
     
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  20. Kati

    Kati Patient in training

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    Ebola poses a serious risk to humanity.

    Dogs exchange saliva wherever they go. You can't tell a dog to stop sharing saliva wherever he goes. Moreover, it is much harder to quarantine a dog due to the management of urine and feces, you are then putting more caregivers at risk of contracting Ebola.

    The nurse has Ebola, contracted it from caring for a patient that died.

    The authorities decided it was best to sacrifice the dog, as a public health measure to prevent further spreading of Ebola. This decision has not been taken lightly, i am sure.

    When there is a public health concern, the health of humans presides over the welfare of animals.
     
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