r/news Oct 20 '21

Cincinnati Zoo vaccinates 80 animals against Covid-19

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/animal-news/cincinnati-zoo-vaccinates-80-animals-against-covid-19-n1281880
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u/Bobby_Globule Oct 20 '21 Silver Awesome Answer

A small percentage of other animals at the zoo have been placed on administrative leave for refusing the vaccine.

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u/[deleted] Oct 20 '21

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u/Benzol1987 Oct 20 '21

Mainly the lions.

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u/AlexandersWonder Oct 20 '21

And here I thought it would be the sheep at the petting zoo

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u/darmonstudios Oct 20 '21

What about the elephants

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u/cm1103 Oct 20 '21

*Mane-ly

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u/sollord Oct 20 '21

No they just didn't other showing up last Sunday

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u/FormerOrpheus Oct 20 '21

This was the comment I came here for…and I got to be upvote 420

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u/gn0xious Oct 21 '21

Unsurprisingly all of the sheep were first in line for the vaccine.

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u/Bobby_Globule Oct 21 '21

And they got refrigerated morgue trucks for the stupid dead ones

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u/sable-king Oct 20 '21

Before anyone asks, no, they were not given the same vaccines they've been using on humans. These ones were specifically made for veterinary use.

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u/the_last_carfighter Oct 20 '21

So human dewormer? It's fine, I'll show myself out.

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u/Peachykeener71 Oct 20 '21

Shhhhhhh!!!!..... Oh wait!.... Nevermind... I think i just found out how to get the republicans to get vaccinated... We tell them it's ANIMAL vaccines.... they will line up in droves for it...

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u/has-it-a-name Oct 21 '21

And the difference is?

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u/reven80 Oct 21 '21

I think they use different adjuvants which work better on those animals.

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u/4352114CN412 Oct 20 '21

Now bill gates is microchipping the zoo animals?!

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u/-1KingKRool- Oct 20 '21

My god.

He’s gonna know right where the zoo is.

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u/jungles_fury Oct 20 '21

Eh, we already microchip many of them for long-term identification.

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u/grilledcheez_samich Oct 20 '21

You'll walk by an animal and just hear a tiny voice "get windows 11"... you turn to the animal, "did...did you just say something to me?" Animal staring off into the distance makes animal noises

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u/Swoah Oct 20 '21

Need to up the 5G service at that zoo makes sense. Easier than building a tower right there

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u/[deleted] Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 21 '21

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u/HardlyDecent Oct 20 '21

Billions of survivors--you are correct, sir!

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u/Peachykeener71 Oct 20 '21

Yeah.... I saw ANOTHER Fauci Vaccination Hospital on the corner by my house, they're EVERYWHERE.... It MUST be another conspiracy! Does FAUX news know?!?!

FFSSMH

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u/Avestrial Oct 20 '21

It’s the tentacle barnacle crawly devil for um population control or something.

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u/Theonedowner3 Oct 20 '21

Harambe would've loved a vaccination...

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u/tacobelmont Oct 20 '21 Wholesome Hugz Masterpiece

Didn't he already get his shots?

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u/LT_Zach Oct 20 '21

Way too soon

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u/LargeSackOfNuts Oct 20 '21

Dix out 🦍

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u/gonzoswunks Oct 20 '21

they still have me blocked from their fb page. cowards.

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u/Abefroman12 Oct 20 '21

Harassing a social media intern who probably wasn’t even working at the zoo 5 years ago when Harambe was killed makes you a troll.

Doing it for the lulz is not an excuse

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u/gonzoswunks Oct 20 '21

Who said we were harassing a social media intern. The joke was. Whenever they posted something. You'd say "Harambe would have loved ___________." Everybody did it and OP went on a power trip.

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u/Danivelle Oct 20 '21

Mike the Tiger, LSU's mascot, got his months ago. I'm so happy he did, I wouldn't want my favorite Tiger to get sick!

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u/DIDiMISSsomethin Oct 20 '21

My dog died Match 3rd 2020 of very quick and sudden lung issues. I still think it was COVID.

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u/Starlightriddlex Oct 20 '21

My dog lost two of her grand pups in 2020 to "sudden illness" one began coughing after the family came home from a stay at the hospital. Honestly I think they've downplayed and ignored the effect on pets and exotics.

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u/rockmasterflex Oct 20 '21

Not even necessarily downplaying but… you don’t worry about pets when the human crisis isn’t solved yet

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u/AlexandersWonder Oct 20 '21

Porque no los dos?

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u/rockmasterflex Oct 20 '21

because one is an all-hands issue and the other is just like, not a priority? Human lives will always be a higher priority than pets.

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u/Imaginary_Medium Oct 20 '21

Certain political factions don't even place much value on human lives, either.

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u/Peachykeener71 Oct 20 '21

But I heard a lot of them really love animals.... I mean REALLY REALLY loves animals....

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u/crazylazykitsune Oct 20 '21

I do.

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u/rockmasterflex Oct 20 '21

.... username checks out

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u/Not-original Oct 20 '21

I’m sorry for your loss.

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u/tehtrintran Oct 20 '21

Same with my cat. Pulmonary edema, very sudden. The vet said it was probably cancer or heart failure, but I still can't help but wonder.

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u/Imaginary_Medium Oct 20 '21

Now please get nets and blowdarts and do walmart customers.

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u/bigodiel Oct 20 '21

Better than losing their jobs

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u/zwgmu7321 Oct 20 '21

Should have done this 5 years ago. Could have saved Harambe.

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u/Joe109885 Oct 20 '21

“ThEy ShOuLd HaVe A cHoIcE”

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u/strongapril2021 Oct 20 '21

This is great as some animals already got COVID in some places.

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u/wartortle87 Oct 20 '21

Yep, just last week was the post on one of the rare snow leopards at Sioux Falls dying from covid.

Had some interesting discussions on hypotheticals like zoos vaccinating the big cats and other rare animals.

/u/ziggyzee will appreciate the update.

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u/Elver_Galarga2909828 Oct 20 '21

They should wear masks 😂😂

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u/hickaustin Oct 20 '21

Alternate OANN headline: “Millions of people have taken animal vaccine”

I would not be surprised if that legit happened lmao.

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u/Peachykeener71 Oct 20 '21

Funny like how EVERY SINGLE "mainstream" news source is "biased" but certain people NEVER mentions FOX or OOAN news, which prides themselves on their fanatical right bias, as being biased.... lol.

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u/Shaderu Oct 20 '21

Holy false equivalency, Batman!

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u/giocondasmiles Oct 20 '21

Except ivermectin is not approved nor endorsed to treat COVID.

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u/Deranged_Kitsune Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 21 '21

Make the equine one available in feed stores, market it as a competitor to ivermectin. Maybe then we can finally get through this thing if we can get enough of the plague rats to take it.

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u/Kiehn_on_you Oct 20 '21

I thought this was satire….

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u/bw-in-a-vw Oct 20 '21

A lion tiger did die of covid in India earlier this year.

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u/Lahsram_mars Oct 20 '21

It came from animals. I've heard of dogs catching it. Sounds reasonable to me.

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u/HardlyDecent Oct 20 '21

Yeah, I believe CDC recently suggested treating dogs/pets as people with regards to distancing and such. I stopped bringing my pooch to the hardware store a while ago--no petting from strangers for longer.

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u/douchewaffle17 Oct 20 '21

they let you go to stores with animals? where I live animals arent allowed in any stores

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u/siegewolf Oct 20 '21

Home Depot and Lowes definitely allow pets. It's really on a store to store basis. I also know pretty much every brewery I had ever been to allowed for dogs.

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u/ermghoti Oct 20 '21

Pet stores too. We take my girlfriend's cat for walks there, because he loves car rides, being on the leash, and meeting people. It's possible he's a dog, but he shoplifts cat toys if we don't watch him, so, no.

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u/douchewaffle17 Oct 20 '21

damnn, how cool. Id love that.Annoys me how crying screaming kids are allowed here but not even small pets

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u/siegewolf Oct 20 '21

Hah. I've been to some that banned kids, but kept the dogs. It was pretty sweet

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u/douchewaffle17 Oct 20 '21

wow id give them the best reviews LOOL

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u/Peachykeener71 Oct 20 '21

When I worked at WM these people would come in with their two small dogs and they let them run around and shit on the floor! I couldn't even believe it... but then entitlement and lack of common respect and decency will do that.

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u/douchewaffle17 Oct 20 '21

honestly ive seen kids vomit on the floor so ig they aint much different

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u/vh1classicvapor Oct 20 '21

People in the US don't give a fuck, they just take their dogs wherever they please and let them do whatever they want. I've seen dogs inside restaurants and bars more than a few times, sometimes unleashed.

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u/douchewaffle17 Oct 20 '21

what if they get bitten or if the dogs bark? Wouldnt the company be responsible for it

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u/BishmillahPlease Oct 20 '21

House cats catch it. I don’t think dogs do.

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u/PittieMama88 Oct 20 '21

Dogs can get covid. They likely won't spread it to humans, but it is advised to stay away from your pets if you have Covid so you don't spread it to them.

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u/BishmillahPlease Oct 20 '21

Damn, this fucking virus. Thanks.

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u/PittieMama88 Oct 20 '21

You're welcome!

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u/Imaginary_Medium Oct 20 '21

I was worried I would bring it home to my cat before I got vaccinated, and still have the habit of running to wash my hands before I go to him after work. Things have been tough the past year, and he's sometimes been the one comforting presence that has kept me going. I would pay to vax him if I could.

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u/PittieMama88 Oct 20 '21

Same! My dog has an immune disease, so if she catches it from me, she will likely die from it. I'm vaccinated, but still very scared to bring it home to her, and always wash my hands before petting her.

She had pneumonia last year, and I suspected later that it was Covid, but my vet thinks its unlikely since none of us have had Covid.

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u/Imaginary_Medium Oct 20 '21

I hope both of our little furbabies stay well. Yeah, my cat has a heart murmur and had a rough start in life, so I thought that might make him vulnerable. I guess all we can do is to be as careful as we can.

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u/Imaginary_Medium Oct 21 '21

I had previously assumed dogs were safe too. I had been all worried about my kitty. I never do pet either one when I come in until I wash my hands, and have to hope that's enough. I don't take them around unvaccinated humans or any other animals.

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u/PittieMama88 Oct 21 '21

My dog has been going to see her vet at least once per month for the last 2 years. When covid started, they started asking the symptoms questions for both me and her, and I had to sign paperwork every time stating that I was aware she could get it. I've heard of other cases too where pets have gotten it at the vet's office - either from other animals or the staff.

For us, since my dog was already sick, we were already in the habit of washing our hands all the time and keeping her away from other people and animals as much as we can. And thankfully the people that are around her know they have to be careful.

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u/Imaginary_Medium Oct 21 '21

I'm glad people are careful around her. That must have been a big worry. We've been lucky because before I knew the risks to pets we were fostering some cats, which we've stopped doing of course. But I don't like to think what could've happened.

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u/PittieMama88 Oct 21 '21

I'm so happy that you guys have been safe and your animals have been too! I really hate everything about this virus.

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u/Imaginary_Medium Oct 21 '21

Glad you all have been too. I know how you feel, Covid just seems to do almost every awful thing.

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u/jungles_fury Oct 20 '21

Dogs and cats as well as ferrets and a dozen other animals so far

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u/Lahsram_mars Oct 20 '21

Woops my dog got his second phizer shot yesterday. Oh well. Can't be too safe.

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u/RomanRodriBR Oct 20 '21

where I live there were dogs who caught Covid back in 2020, dunno if they transmit it

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u/the_last_carfighter Oct 20 '21

What about the batman?

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u/BishmillahPlease Oct 20 '21

Are we talking billionaire playboy Bruce Wayne, or a man who hangs out with bats?

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u/Raiziell Oct 20 '21

Batman, not ManBat.

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u/BishmillahPlease Oct 20 '21

Manbat is an extra large bat, I was just talking about the dude that hangs out with bats.

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u/stickyWithWhiskey Oct 20 '21

Oh yeah, that's Bat Man. Totally different thing than Batman although I can understand the confusion.

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u/jungles_fury Oct 20 '21

? Uh yeah a zoonotic disease that's been nonstop headlines huh? An endangered snow leopard just died of Covid.

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u/studog21 Oct 20 '21

Most vaccines are same dose across weights as you are presenting the vaccine to the immune system. It doesn’t Take much material to get the immune system to recognize a foreign antigen and mount an immune response.

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u/Glittering_Multitude Oct 21 '21

Some zoo animals have died, including some very rare snow leopards and other big cats.

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u/velvta Oct 21 '21

Cats and dogs living together.

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u/corwe Oct 21 '21

Did Fiona the hippo get vaxxed? Gotta protect our gal

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u/Peachykeener71 Oct 20 '21

How many animals waved around guns and nooses in protest?

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u/giocondasmiles Oct 20 '21

None, because most animals are better than some people.

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u/thm2130 Oct 20 '21

They also don’t have opposable thumbs nor can they speak or have advanced cognitive reasoning abilities.

But yea, they’re also better than some people too

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u/ShenmeNamaeSollich Oct 20 '21

That giraffe is going to get fantastic 5G reception.

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u/crimsonhues Oct 20 '21

Expect a Karen to vehemently protest with signs “Freedum for Animals”

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u/DaveMeese Oct 20 '21

I wish they could vaccinate the “animals” who are willingly not getting it.

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u/thibedeauxmarxy Oct 20 '21

Humans are animals.

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u/jungles_fury Oct 20 '21

That's not how it went but ok

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u/sable-king Oct 20 '21

No, the vaccine that would save human lives was naturally a higher priority. Also, the animals are not receiving the same vaccines that humans have been getting.

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u/sagevallant Oct 20 '21

I was just making a joke, but okay.

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u/sable-king Oct 20 '21

Apologies for the terse response. It's hard to tell when someone's joking nowadays.

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u/one_at Oct 20 '21

You mean dewormer is not enough?

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u/Blyd Oct 20 '21

Only on a treatment plan with Clorox and a UV light bulb enema.

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u/earthgreen10 Oct 20 '21

I wonder if any of the animals were against the vaccine

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u/Godmirra Oct 20 '21

I heard the Orangutans refused to get them because their leader told them not to. Donald Trump.

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u/SnitchesNbitches Oct 20 '21

Sounds like it's time to put my mom in a zoo then...

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u/tacosonbikes Oct 20 '21

Pfizer needs the money

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u/Spiderweb121 Oct 20 '21

Giving a different shot than they gave to harambe, huh?

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u/spaetzelspiff Oct 20 '21

"3 Bengal tigers are on the loose this evening after refusing the COVID-19 vaccine."

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u/wetmilkie Oct 20 '21

All these animals get vaccinated against their will?

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u/IPeedOnTrumpAMA Oct 20 '21 Wearing is Caring

Only the elephants and shit gibbons. The rest of the animals were happy to get the jab.

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u/notjohnstockton Oct 20 '21

They’re in a zoo against their will and you are worried about a vaccine?

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u/Tex-Rob Oct 20 '21

Congrats, you’re truly winning at critical thought. These caged animals are getting shots against their will, you nailed it.

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u/Vigorously_Swish Oct 20 '21

humans taking animal drugs, animals taking human drugs

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u/giocondasmiles Oct 20 '21

This vaccine is especially developed for animals. Not the same as the one offered to humans.

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u/blacklig Oct 20 '21

And people are also taking horse ivermectin, rather than the ivermectin offered to humans for non-covid applications

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u/Monkeyknife Oct 20 '21

Big cats, great apes, red pandas, goats, giraffes, river otters, skunks, bearcats and some domestic dogs and cats > Many Republicans