About 240 Corvettes line the Ocean City Boardwalk for the car show Sunday in 2018. By Maddy VitaleConstant rains pelted the Ocean City Boardwalk. It left those who ogled Corvettes on display to don umbrellas.But the rains just beaded off the pristine, glossy, gleaming displays of cars that represent the best of American motors.Now in its 28th year, the event is organized and sponsored by Boardwalk Corvettes of Atlantic City. It is considered one of the top five Corvette shows in the country, organizers said.Corvette owner Ken Mattis, of Ocean City and Upper Gwynedd Townsip, Pa., checks out the engine in this late model Vette.Carrie Dickinson, co-chairwoman of the Boardwalk Corvettes, said there were 480 cars registered but the rains scared away some owners.“On a day like this, it is incredible we had this many people,” Dickinson said. “It is a huge event. It’s a lot of fun. We do it for people to have a great time with their cars and to raise money for charities.”Proceeds from registration fees benefit local charities, including the Ocean City Humane Society.This patriotic-themed Corvette really represents the All-American car.Jim Root, a Humane Society board member and volunteer, said no matter how much or how little money would be raised Sunday, the event is about bringing the community together to have a good time and donate to good causes.Corvettes lined the Boardwalk in an awesome display of America’s supercar between Sixth and 14th streets. There was a combination of new and vintage Vettes.Peggy and Ken Mattis, of Upper Gywnedd and Ocean City, stand by their 1999 C5 Corvette.Ken and Peggy Mattis, of Ocean City and Upper Gwynedd Township, Pa., drove their 1999 C5 Corvette to be in the show.“I grew up on Corvettes. They are fun to drive. The roof comes off your hair blows in the breeze,” Ken Mattis said.“It is fun to drive,” Peggy Mattis said with a smile.When asked if they had another Corvette, Ken Mattis said with a laugh, “One is enough for now.”Dean Ferraro, of Levittown Pa., admires this 2011 Corvette.But Dean Ferraro, of Levittown, Pa., enjoys the fact that he has two Vettes – a 1970 and a 2006.“My 1970 is one of the best years for Vettes,” Ferraro said. “They are just awesome cars.”Jeff Maher, of Linwood, and his daughter Charlie, 2, admired a 2006 Corvette. Maher said he and his family come to the show every year. He hopes he will be able to get his 1985 Corvette on the road and into the show by next year.Jeff Maher and his daughter, Charlie, 2, of Linwood, stop to admire this Corvette.Mike Boguszewski, of Washington Township, N.J., wore a Jeep hat. But it was no secret he loved the Corvettes that graced the Boardwalk.He and his daughter, Layla, 3, checked out some Vettes. “I like Vettes. I just wish it was a nicer day,” he said.And while the theme of this year’s show was “Endless Summer,” it seemed nothing of the sort, with temperatures in the 60s and continual rains.Despite the downpour, Deb Harris was happy to show off her bright red 2005 Vette.“We come every year,” Harris, of Lewes, Del., said of she and her husband, Rich. “This is an awful year because of the weather, but at least the proceeds go to a good cause.”Deb Harris, of Lewes, Del., with her 2005 Vette, is in the show every year.Mike Boguszewski, of Washington Township, N.J., with daughter, Layla, 3.This is a Corvette from the 1970s.
A civet cat — the animal believed to have carried Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) to humans in another coronavirus outbreak nearly two decades ago — is worth 600 yuan.Neighboring Jiangxi province has also released documents on plans to help farmers dispose of animals and financial aid.The state-run Jiangxi Daily newspaper reported last week that the province has more than 2,300 licensed breeders, mostly rearing wild animals for food.Their animals are worth about 1.6 billion yuan ($225 million), the report said.Both Jiangxi and Hunan border Hubei, the province where the coronavirus first emerged in December.Animal rights group Humane Society International (HSI) said Hunan and Jiangxi are “major wildlife breeding provinces”, with Jiangxi seeing a rapid expansion of the trade over the last decade.Revenues from breeding reached 10 billion yuan in 2018, it said.HSI China policy specialist Peter Li told AFP that similar plans should be rolled out across the country.But he cautioned that Hunan’s proposals leave room for farmers to continue breeding exotic creatures as long as the animals are not sent to food markets.The province’s plan also does not include many wild animals bred for fur, traditional Chinese medicine or entertainment.Li said Chinese authorities are nevertheless moving in the right direction.”In the past 20 years, a lot of people have been telling the Chinese government to buy out certain wildlife breeding operations, for example bear farming,” he said.”This is the first time that the Chinese government actually decided to do it, which opens a precedent… [for when] other production needs to be phased out.” The deadly coronavirus — first reported in the central Chinese city of Wuhan — is widely believed to have passed from bats to people before spreading worldwide.Two central provinces have outlined details of a buyout program to help farmers transition to alternative livelihoods.Hunan on Friday set out a compensation scheme to persuade breeders to rear other livestock or produce tea and herbal medicines.Authorities are offering to pay 120 yuan ($16) per kilogram of cobra, king rattlesnake or rat snake, while a kilogram of bamboo rat will fetch 75 yuan. Topics : Farmers in China are being offered cash to quit breeding exotic animals as pressure grows to crack down on the illegal wildlife trade that has been blamed for the coronavirus outbreak.Authorities have for the first time pledged to buy out breeders in an attempt to curb the practice, animal rights activists say.China has in recent months banned the sale of wild animals for food, citing the risk of diseases spreading to humans, but the trade remains legal for other purposes including research and traditional medicine.
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