Yesterday, I was interviewed by a reporter from JJJ Hack, asking about the risks of the Carp Herpesvirus to pet koi.
"Imagine if the killer virus works on carp (but also inadvertently kills pet koi fish), which of the feral pest species will they try on next? Horses, cats, dogs? Pigs, rabbits, goats, birds, mice, rats or deer?"
The carp were originally introduced by recreational fishers. 12% of the world’s population engages in recreational fishing. Recreational hunters-and-fishers have a lot to answer for. KHV release is not a good way for saving the environment. It’s merely a political experiment to satisfy the recreational fishers.
Keep an eye out for the online article.
For more information on KHV and its potential impacts on your pet koi fish, search my blog – http://thefishvet.com
Dr Richmond Loh
DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics& Pathobiology), CertAqV, NATA Signatory.
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THE FISH VET – AUSTRALIA.