【疫常故事】疫下街頭推廣絕迹零收入 愛貓男出租物業轉型變陣救貓舍

多謝蘋果訪問我哋,訪問片段及內容 : https://hk.appledaily.com/local/20200808/FLRWS7MCHWDP7EBJ7BERWLQUXI/ 「都係見步行步,依家喺香港,邊個唔係咁?」說這話的,是街貓宿舍創辦人尹晧德。開設街頭推廣公司,3年前將辦公室分割一半開辦「街貓宿舍」,用以收容流浪貓,公司生意原本足夠支持貓舍的開支,殊不知一場世紀疫潮,派傳單、洗樓和郵政通函全部叫停,為維持貓舍運作,尹表示已出租元朗自住物業補貼開支,又試轉型網售貓糧貓罐頭開源變陣,希望捱過難關。 記者 呂麗嬋 「呢隻係娘娘同公主,佢哋都係貓舍嘅始祖,不過佢哋仍然好怕人,淨係黐我。」尹晧德這個「觀音兵」得意的說。他的辦公室位於觀塘工廈,2,000呎的單位一分為二,毗連街貓宿舍辦公室七國咁亂,但一推開分隔的暗門卻別有天地,住上40多隻貓的宿舍,像間樓上貓Cafe,貼牆貓格像大儲物櫃,貓樹貓床放滿一地,闖進記者這個陌生人,各路貓咪即雞飛狗走,只剩幾隻大膽的探頭探腦。 波羅mi、寶妮、鋇鋇、波兒……就像大部份貓癡一樣,尹晧德說由最初領養兩隻,到幫忙暫託越養越多,「救得一隻得一隻」,是這類小型非牟利動物收容所的常態。「以前義工會上嚟幫手清潔同餵貓,而家疫情嚴重,都已經停晒,所以都唔知好彩定唔好彩。以前我只係顧營運貓舍,搞掂開支,日常運作由義工做,而家公司無生意,義工又嚟唔到,就我餵貓換貓砂,一朝早都好多嘢做。」 入街舍前都得先消毒雙手及套上鞋套,6隻出世5日的BB貓和正在「坐月」的貓媽媽,更是禁區閒人免進,大貓籠頂鋪了大塊布。「計埋啲B,40幾隻已經係上限,我唔想啲貓全部都被關在籠內,除咗初嚟嗰啲貓同貓BB要隔離之外,其他全部都可以自由活動。」各路街貓來自五湖四海,「舊區重建,呢個情況下,若將絕育後嘅流浪貓放回原地,只會係死路一條。」 土瓜灣重建舖頭結業,原本養來捉老鼠的家貓,一夜間成了流浪貓。「原本生意足夠補貼街貓宿舍嘅開支,但疫情之後全部停晒,因為我哋主要都係做街頭推廣派傳單贈品,代辦郵政通函,呢啲推廣活動喺疫情下全部叫停。」收入歸零,貓舍支出卻沒有少,「人唔食貓都要食」,一場疫情,百業蕭條,在過渡期間,尹晧德的公司都得變陣轉型。 「由3、4月開始,其實已轉型做網店,買吓貓糧貓罐頭幫補吓……」由最初純粹的「好嘢齊分享」,到後來成為重要收入來源,只為應付每月高達4萬的開支,他還將朗屏自住的物業出租,用以補貼貓舍開支。「月月都要貼,自己嘅人工梗係未有,依家仍未收支平衡,不過自從開咗網店,情況都有改善。」現時貓舍除了他養的6隻貓,另外還有30幾隻街貓待領養:「有啲貓本身有殘缺又或者年紀好大,其實都預咗會喺呢度終老,所以點都要頂住。」 自小喜歡小動物,置業第一件事不是諗裝修和添置家具,而是領養流浪貓,「細個已好鍾意小動物,但因為屋企人氣管敏感好嚴重,唔能夠養有毛嘅動物,只能夠喺街度同啲貓狗玩;到自己有能力置業又有自己公司,就領養咗娘娘和公主,佢哋都係貓舍嘅始祖,不過佢哋仍然好怕人,淨係黐我。」尹晧德說不後悔開設街貓宿舍,「都係見步行步,依家喺香港,邊個唔係咁?」他反問。 不管是因為經濟危機、害怕貓狗感染,或是疫情讓生活起變化等不同因素,全球各地棄養寵物的數字,在疫潮下亦見上升。根據英國廣播公司新聞網早前的報道,全球第二最多確診病例的國家巴西,寵物於3至6月的棄養率就較去年同期大幅上升五倍。 而在香港,愛護動物協會月前指疫潮下寵物棄養數字沒有增加,但坊間如街貓宿舍一類小規模的動物收容所,亦出現不同程度的財困,只因這類只有2、3個人的組織,不少經營者本身都有正職,以自負盈虧經營,在經濟不景下自然首當其衝。  
2020-08-08

EcoSan 的消毒噴霧能殺滅新型滅冠狀病毒 ?

    TriBioSan 是一種電化學活化溶液(ECAS), 由英國 Eco-Mist Biotechnics通過Centrego系統授權製造,獲美國國家環境保護局認可的實驗室測試認證,能有效殺滅99.9999%小型無包膜、被公認為「難以殺滅」的病毒(如人類諾羅病毒、小鼠諾如病毒MNV-1、脊髓灰質炎病毒CHAT Lsc1),而新型冠狀病毒則屬於較易殺滅的包膜病毒。   根據英格蘭西部大學一項研究中指出,由於孢子外在結構極為堅硬,成為最難殺滅的微生物之一,然而TriBioSan能有效殺滅99.999%孢子(如枯草芽孢桿菌)。針對一系列細菌、真菌孢子和病毒的殺菌特性研究顯示,ECAS能在短時間殺滅新型冠狀病毒﹐且再生率極低。亦有獨立實驗室針對諾羅病毒及脊髓灰質炎病毒作測試,顯示其殺菌效能達99.9999%。 TriBioSan 通過EN 1276:2019 認證,無毒且低過敏性,具酒精及抗菌型搓手液消毒功效;同時,TriBioSan經法國NFT測試嚴格檢定,能作霧化消毒,潔淨室內空間,對保持個人和環境衞生非常有效。  以下是英文版本:  TriBioSan is classed as an ECA solution, manufactured under license by Eco-Mist Biotechnics by Centrego systems and have been tested in a US EPA accredited laboratory where it has been proven to be 99.999% effective against small, non-enveloped viruses such as human norovirus Murine Norovirus MNV-1 (99.999% = Log5 reduction) and Poliovirus CHAT Lsc1 ( 99.9999% Log6 reduction). These results demonstrate the efficacy of TriBioSan against ‘hard to kill’ viruses. Covid-19, with an enveloped structure, is classified as an ‘easier to kill to virus’. In addition, TriBioSan has been proven to be highly effective against spores (Bacillus subtilis, 99.999%, Log5 reduction). In research by the University West of England, Professor Reynolds states that spores are one of the most difficult microorganisms to kill, due to their hard-outer structures. These results are strong indicators that TriBioSan will be highly effective in killing Covid-19 virus. “The best available science indicates that ECAS (the electrochemical activated solution) is effective against coronavirus,” explains Professor Darren Reynolds (BSc, PhD), Professor of Health and Environment in the Department of Applied Sciences at The University of the West of England, Bristol. “There has been a lot of research looking into biocidal properties of ECAS, including its effect on a range of bacteria, fungal spores and viruses. Furthermore, this effectiveness can confidently be applied to the newly emerging virus SARS-CoV-2,” he continued. In practice, the solution has an extremely rapid contact times (almost instantaneous), a very high kill rate and very low regrowth rate. For example, tests undertaken by an independent accredited laboratory for the solution against norovirus and poliovirus – both standard methodologies for testing biocides for viruses – showed log reductions of 5 (99.999%) and log 6 (99.9999%) respectively. The solution is also certified to both EN 1276:2019 and EN 13607:2015, can be used to sanitise large areas. It’s non-toxic and hypoallergenic, which means the disinfectant can be left on surfaces and will continue to kill. As it’s safe, it can be used for personal hygiene in the same way as alcohol and antibacterial-based hand gels. TriBioSan can also be applied in mist form to disinfect whole rooms. It has been tested and exceeded the stringent French NFT test, for non-mechanical sanitising (misting) achieving a log4 reduction.  
2020-06-22