Alan Yu | WHYY
Although the avian flu poses low risks to the public, and there have been few cases among backyard chickens, owners are still concerned. They are trying to protect their birds — which they see as pets — from getting infected.
A bipartisan bill in Harrisburg aims to permanently allow pharmacists and trained pharmacy staff members to vaccinate children. The temporary privilege is set to expire whenever the COVID-19 public health emergency ends.
Back in 2018, thieves took around 7,000 creatures — spiders, roaches, and other animals — from the Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion in Northeast Philadelphia.