ALBAWABA - Britain considered exterminating all domestic cats in the country during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic to prevent the spread of the virus.
Former British Health Minister James Bethel revealed that the government was studying whether it was necessary to exterminate all domestic cats in the country, during the early days of the Coronavirus.
According to the former minister, the government considered the matter since it was not clear whether domestic cats could transmit the virus to humans or not.
UK-wide cat cull was considered in the early days of the COVID pandemic, says former Tory minister— Socialist Voice ⭑ (@SocialistVoice) March 1, 2023
James Bethell says the UK Government considered whether all pet cats might have to be put down to contain COVID outbreaks
In the early days of the spread of the COVID-19 virus, researchers tried to study multiple theories to reveal the origin of it. One of the most prominent was that the virus had passed from animals to humans in a live animal market in the Chinese city of Wuhan.
The theory sparked fear among citizens, in various parts of the world, of animals and their ability to spread and transmit viruses.