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Russia claims to have created ‘world’s first’ Covid vaccine for PETS to stop animals passing virus to their owners

RUSSIAN officials have approved the ‘world’s first’ Covid vaccine for pets that reportedly stops the mutation of the virus between animals and humans.

Mass production of the life-saving shots, Canivac-Cov, could be launched as early as April to protect our furry friends, according to Russia’s Federal Service for Veterinary Supervision, Rosselkhoznadzor.

The Canivac-Cov vaccine could protect our furry friends from the deadly virus

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The Canivac-Cov vaccine could protect our furry friends from the deadly virusCredit: Getty

The Federal Centre for Animal Health began developing the miracle vaccine in spring last year after authorities were flummoxed by the transmission of the deadly virus from humans to our animal companions.

The team

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Most pet owners say they’d pay extra to bring animals on a plane: Survey

While some major airlines have cracked down on emotional support animals, most pet owners are willing to pay top dollar for their animal companions – whether they provide emotional support or not.

According to a new consumer survey by Value Penguin, 80% of pet owners say they would pay more money to secure a cabin seat for their pet versus the cargo hold.

One in five respondents even said they’d be willing to shell out more than $300 to get their pet on a

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Oh Good, YouTubers Are Feeding Live Animals to Their Exotic Pets

“Oh, now it’s just cruel,” exclaims a young woman in a 2016 YouTube video. Her male companion has just dropped a live mouse into a tank containing an arowana – a large predatory fish – and it is desperately trying to escape.

“Jesus fuck,” she cries as the fish takes a tentative bite. Her tone has shifted from pity to hesitant excitement. You can hear the conflict in her voice. Should she be entertained? Or sympathetic?

Spoiler alert: the arowana ultimately swallows the rodent. The video has been viewed over 6.5 million times. Thousands of other YouTube clips depict

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Netflix’s Tiger King sparks rise in applications for Brits to keep wild animals

NETFLIX’S Tiger King sparked a rise in applications for UK permits to keep big cats, crocs and even elephants as pets.

Figures show the number of Dangerous Wild Animal licences soared after the hit show aired last year — with 210 granted for 3,951 exotic wild animals from across the globe.

Shocking figures show the number of Dangerous Wild Animal licences soared after Netflix's Tiger King aired last year

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Shocking figures show the number of Dangerous Wild Animal licences soared after Netflix’s Tiger King aired last year

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They included 11 lions, eight tigers, 11 leopards, 18 pumas, ten cheetahs, two ligers and a jaguar.

There were also 150 lemurs, 158 crocodiles, over 500 snakes, 332 scorpions

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Pets and animals are earning their keep | Magazine

When my wife and I moved to the Yakima Valley back in the ‘90s, we bought a house in what was then the country. The couple we were buying from had a pet they weren’t going to be able to keep: a 250-pound pot-bellied pig.

They asked if we’d like the pig, which they’d named Porkchop. When we gently declined, the husband shrugged. “Aw well, we’ll just kill him then.”

So of course, we were suddenly pig owners.

I shouldn’t have been surprised.

In the 30-plus years I’ve been with Kathy, animals have always been part of the deal. She’s

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