Chocolate bunny in a protective mask, is that a good joke?
An innocent joke or disrespect for the victims of coronavirus? The chocolate bunny in the medical mask provoked mixed reactions in Germany.
The chocolate Easter bunny, which appeared in the markets of Germany, with an edible protective mask on its face and a white chocolate nurse’s robe provoked heated discussions on the Internet. Some consider this chocolate figurine a good joke, while others think it is tasteless and vulgar.
At the WAWI-Schoko-Welt in Rhineland-Palatinate, the news of how their Easter chocolate was perceived was shocking and surprising. “We just wanted to make people smile,” a company spokesman told the German news agency. “No one thought to downplay the scale of the coronavirus crisis.”
WAWI CEO, Richard Müller apologized to all those who felt offended and hoped that "we will not lose our sense of humor even in these difficult times." The company announced that it will donate the chocolate bunnies from sale to charity. The manufacturer of chocolate products from WAWI-Schoko-Welt produces about ten million chocolate Easter hares per year.
Among the critical comments about the chocolate bunnies, one in particular, sounds as following: “Affected by the coronavirus deserve respect and sympathy” and “The coronavirus caused incredible suffering around the world. And here the Easter bunny is named after him.” But there were also positive reviews. Some people liked the idea. "Especially in such difficult times, it's nice to see that businessmen have a sense of humor," one user wrote. Another user writes: “Awesome bunnies! Hamsters would be even better!”
Total shock! A British family lives with 81 exotic animals in the house. Children play and sleep with pythons in their rooms. Scott Gavin's family also has tarantulas, meerkats and even an albino skunk.
Scott Gavin, 35, and his wife, Leanne, 34, of the United Kingdom, are passionate about exotic animals. They hold three Burmese pythons, up to 3.6 meters long, free through the house. The reptiles sleep in their children's rooms, David, 13, Robert, 12, Chloe, 11, Ellie-Mai, 8, Megan, one year and nine months, and Emily, 3.
They're not afraid it could hurt them. That's why he lets the children play with snakes at will. From time to time, I also bring tarantulas, meerkats and a crocodile chick into the house. Other animals of the family are guinea pigs, rabbits, ducks, hedgehogs, beetles, lizards and other species of snakes, which are housed in outdoor cages. In total, the Gavin family owns 15 snakes.
All animals are brought to the children's home. The most loved by the little ones is the skunk Rosie. For the maintenance of the animals, the Gavin spouses end up spending 400 pounds per month.
Burmese pythons are some of the largest snakes in the world, reaching 9 meters in length and weighing 90 kilograms. They can swallow a deer too. They are poisonous, but they strangle even man. They have a life expectancy of 25-30 years.
Tarantulas are a family of spiders that includes 900 species, most of which are harmless to humans, with sizes between 2.5 - 10 cm to 8 - 30 cm and life expectancy between 15-25 years.
Meerkats are small mammals native to Africa. They have lengths of 25-35 centimeters, weights of up to 730 grams and a lifespan of 12-14 years.
The skunk is a mammal of about 42 centimeters, 1.9 kilograms, which lives between 5 and 8 years. It is a friendly animal, but it smells bad because of a gland.
A new study warns that one-third of all animal and plant species on the planet could face extinction by 2070 due to climate change.
Scientists studied recent extinctions which happened because of climate change, so finally to estimate how many species would be lost over the next 50 years.
Researchers from the University of Arizona studied data from 538 species at 581 sites around the world and kept their atentionon plant and animal species that were surveyed at the same sites over time, at least 10 years apart.
More exactly, at a global level, up to 1 million species are at risk of extinction because of human activities, according to a United Nations report released in May. Scientists and experts mention that it is “a mass extinction event” – only the sixth in the past half-billion years – is already underway.
Even chocolate Easter bunnies get face masks, as the coronavirus pandemic affects traditions around the world.
In Vietnam, many chief cooks started to make hamburgers in the form of the virus that plagued the Planet and sell them for 65,000 VND / piece, about 2.5 euros.
Chocolate maker Artisan Katerina Tihakova from Thessaloniki, Greece, supplies Easter customers with chocolate masks with protective masks.
The owner of a bakery in Dortmund prepares biscuits inspired by the breathing mask emoticon.
In a shopping center in Minsk, Belarus, in a district of sweets, sells macarons printed with the forbidden sign over the word COVID-19, called "A pill from coronavirus".
In Germany, Easter and chocolate lambs can be ordered with protective masks.
At the Bohnenblust bakery in the Swiss capital Bern, chocolate rabbits with white sugar masks turned out to be a hit among shoppers, head Ruth Huber said. Only a few customers complained about innovative clothes for bunches, which are sold for 8.50 Swiss francs.
The confectioners were also inspired by the heroic acts that the medical staff do daily.
This creative baker chose an Easter design that showed someone wearing a mask, with eight cupcakes designed to look like the Covid-19 virus
Canadian author Margaret Atwood shared this image of eggs coloured with different protective masks and anxious expressions on their faces as people reflect the pandemic in traditional Easter treats
Among the critical comments one could find, in particular, the following: “Affected by the coronavirus deserve respect and sympathy” and “The coronavirus caused incredible suffering around the world. And here the Easter bunny is named after him.” But there were also positive reviews. Some people liked the idea. "Especially in such difficult times, it's nice to see that businessmen have a sense of humor," one user wrote. Another user writes: “Awesome hares! Hamsters would be even better!”
At the closed zoo in Hong Kong due to coronavirus, pandas have begun to mate for the first time in 10 years
Two giant pandas, male Le Le and female Ying Ying, have been living in Ocean Park for 14 years. For the past ten years ministers have tried to coerce them into intercourse, but to no avail. And only now, when there were no more visitors, the instinct of reproduction woke up in animals.
The zoo is closed from the end of January. In March, as the employees note, the behavior of the pandas changed - the male began to look for the smells of the female and mark the territory.