このパーソナリティーは、動物虐待で厳しく断罪されて然るべき。第一級殺兎事件というべきか。動物保護の偽善を問題提起したいのなら、スタジオに座っていないで、畜産現場や、子ウサギ屠殺方法（繰り返し殴る! Oh là là ! ）を教わったというオールボー動物園（Aalborg Zoo）の現場取材報道すれば良かった！ 日本語の報道を見た大方の反応は、私の反応と同じでしょう。日本の中にいると反射的にそういう反応になります。社会風土の差異は、最初のリアクションには入って来ない。
欧州動物園水族館協会（European Association of Zoos and Aquaria、EAZA）は展示動物の近親交配を避けるため、細かい規定を定めている。今回の致死処分は規定に基づき、マリウスの致死処分を決定したものである。EAZA加入（300余り）の動物園では、キリンの遺伝子プールの多様性は既に失われており、マリウスは行き場が無かった。「The Voice of Russia」によれば、 スウェーデンや英国の動物園から引き取りの申し出があったというのだが、動物園名は明らかにされていないし、欧州動物園水族館協会はコペンハーゲン動物園の対応を支持する声明を出している。 マリウスは麻酔をかけられた後、銃殺された。
By Lauly Li ,The China Post September 11, 2013, 12:11 am TWN
An official with the CDC said the center was informed by the Council of Agriculture (COA) yesterday about the incident, noting that the dog was bitten by a rabid Formosan ferret-badger on Aug. 14, and the owner of the dog sent it to Taitung County Animal Quarantine the following day for observation.
The CDC said the Taitung Animal Quarantine conducted an autopsy and examination of the puppy, and confirmed that it had contracted rabies.
On Sept. 6 the puppy's appetite dropped off significantly and it showed signs of depression, the CDC said, noting that on Sunday the animal's situation worsened to the point that it was too weak to stand up. In light of this, the CDC euthanized the dog on the same day.
Chang Shu-hsien (張淑賢), head of the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ), said the rabies outbreak in Taiwan is under control, noting that the puppy was only one month old and had not been vaccinated, and therefore it was vulnerable to infection. Chang added that pet animals must be more than three months old before they can be vaccinated.
The COA said given the puppy was small, the council assumed that ferret-badgers would have an easy time attacking the animal.
When asked by a reporter if the government will still conduct rabies experiments on dogs, Tsai Hsiang-jung (蔡向榮), director-general of the COA's Animal Health Research Institute, did not give a direct answer.
Instead, Tsai said thus far only one rabid dog has been discovered in the nation, noting that a single case is insufficient to determine the latent phase of the disease, its clinical symptoms, or how this iteration of the rabies virus will affect dogs in general.
Chang said that as far as she knows the COA currently still plans to conduct experiments on mice, ferret-badgers and then on dogs. Chang added that there are currently 124 confirmed cases of rabies-infected ferret-badgers, one shrew, and one pet dog.
The Animal Rescue Team Taiwan (ARTT), an animal protection organization, said that in light of the first confirmed rabies-infected dog, a lot of pet owners will begin abandoning their pets.
The ARTT urged pet owners to vaccinate their pets regularly, noting that as long as the animals are vaccinated, they will be able to resist the rabies virus.
TAIPEI--The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) will continue to list the date a recent rabies outbreak emerged in Taiwan as May 23, 2012, despite being notified that the disease has actually been present in the country since 2010.
The Council of Agriculture's Animal Health Research Institute notified the animal health body on Friday that tests done on five wild Formosan ferret-badger carcasses showed the rabies virus existing in Taiwan as early as July 2010, and suggested that the OIE change the start date of the rabies outbreak in Taiwan to July 17, 2010.
The OIE responded, however, that no change was needed because the findings were obtained through retroactive monitoring practices and simply had to be described in the case file, Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center said in a statement Saturday.
In mid-July this year, Taiwan notified the OIE that it had detected the rabies virus for the first time in more than five decades. The finding returned Taiwan to the ranks of rabies-afflicted countries after being declared rabies-free since 1961.
As of Sept. 6, a total of 524 wild carnivores had been tested for rabies. A total of 123 animals, all of them wild Formosan ferret-badgers, were confirmed to be infected with the rabies virus, according to the center's statement.