Coronavirus in The Horror File Cabinet Posted November 22, 2021 · Edited November 22, 2021 by william.scherk Joe Exotic! 55 minutes ago, Michael Stuart Kelly said: 1 hour ago, william.scherk said: I think that if you are a dog owner, vaccinations are worthwhile... How about masks? And six feet distancing? How about your original remarks? How much distance makes sense? On 11/20/2021 at 8:21 AM, Michael Stuart Kelly said: The fucking zoo is vaccinating its animals. The thing about zoos, appreciate them or revile them, the only thing of value they have (besides real estate and plumbing) is the animals on display (and more abstractly, the genetic line if the animals are rare, protected, nearing extinction or otherwise threatened). The animals indirectly pay the wages of the caretakers.** Spoiler -- on a mostly-unrelated side issue, I should note that a massive animal rescue is going on next-door to us in the flooded prairie. Many thousands of cattle and other livestock are dead, but thousands more have been brought to safety and feed and water drops are ongoing across the temporary lake. The USA is waiving its stringent COVID controls at the border to allow us down for essential supplies. We also don't have to show a PCR test when we return north. The nearest crossing is at Sumas, Washington, but to get there presently requires a fifty mile detour through congested, one-lane-at-a-time roads being refashioned. The ethics of emergencies ... ** insert caveats and qualifiers about the variety of animal-pens in the pet industries, and nod to the variety of funding streams for animal shows from the rodeo to the larger, internationally-active research zoos. And to the captivity of research animals more broadly, fellow primates primarily. Insert image of Ivan the gorilla during his life at the Tacoma Mall.