Zoo animals are anti-vaxxers' latest target
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Many threatened to report the zoo to PETA. PETA, for its part, ended up issuing a statement in support of the zoo and Zoetis vaccine, noting the clinical testing behind it and saying, “the evidence clearly indicates that the benefits of vaccination in susceptible species far outweigh the dire risks of infection for unvaccinated animals.”
It’s not every day you get PETA and a zoo to agree on something. With zoos’ threatened and endangered species like tigers and gorillas getting sick and sometimes dying from COVID, it seems that animal activists, veterinarians, and zookeepers are all on the same page: reducing the risk of the disease is critical.
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