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Pets are irresponsible for COVID-19
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  • Aijun Sun,
  • Youbao Zhao,
  • Guoqing Zhuang,
  • Gaiping Zhang
Aijun Sun
Henan Agricultural University
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Youbao Zhao
Henan Agricultural University
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Guoqing Zhuang
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Gaiping Zhang
Henan Agricultural University
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Abstract

In late December 2019, a novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) emerged and rapidly spread in China. Some of the pets were abandoned due to the poor economic situation, being quarantined in exotic areas or the death of their owners; these were usually adopted by an animal sanctuary. However, an extreme phenomenon of abandoning pets during the outbreak of the COVID-19. We analyzed the reasons and serious consequences of this improper behavior and gave our suggestions. We appeal for the careful protection of the pets. These innocent animals should be taken care of.