Russian fur industry: producer of animal torture

 

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At the beginning of the Christmas shopping season PETA publishes for the first time a report about the Russian fur trade. The video material taken by PETA Asia’s eyewitnesses shows atrocities from five different farms.

These shocking images taken show a Russian fur farm where rabbits have their heads hacked off and chinchillas are electrocuted and have their necks snapped.The images come from PETA’s first expose of the fur trade in Russia and were reportedly taken across five farms in the country.

In the video, animals can be seen being kept in tiny cages when a worker takes a white rabbit and hits it on the head with a metal pipe.

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The clip then shows a chinchilla being electrocuted before its neck is snapped. Animals including foxes, minks and sables can be seen in tiny wire-mesh cages.

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PETA report one chinchilla was seemingly blind but still forced to breed. The report adds that one worker at the farms said that animals are killed if they relieve themselves in the “wrong” area of the cage as “any animal must be clean, if you produce not clean skin, you’re losing a lot of price.”

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The investigation was carried out in October 2019 and a worker reportedly told the eyewitness that the farm they work on sells 30 percent of their product to Kopenhagen Fur.

Kopenhagen Fur is an auction house which sells animal skins to companies throughout the world.

PETA Senior Vice President of International Campaigns Jason Baker said: “Every compassionate shopper should keep firmly in mind that behind every fur coat, collar, or cuff is a filthy wire cage, a shrieking animal, and a blood-soaked slaughterhouse floor. This holiday season, PETA is urging everyone to help give some peace to these tormented animals by going fur-free.”

The report states that the regulation of animal welfare in Russia is practically “non-existent” and added that the country does not have any laws to protect farmed animals.

PETA asked consumers, designers and retailers to join other fur-free designers and retailers such as Zara, H&M, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Stella McCartney, Versace, Gucci, and Michael Kors.

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Mick Madsen, director of communications for Fur Europe, a company which represents the fur sector in Europe, said: “It is mistake to claim chinchillas and rabbits produced in Russia are sold at European auction houses, and it is mistake to believe PETA’s ideological campaigning provides a reliable image of animal welfare in fur farming.”

PETA alleged that another facility it investigated supplied furs to Saga Furs, a Finnish fur auction house that markets itself as a responsible and ethical source for fur, describing itself on its website as having “a reputation as the world pioneer in responsible fur breeding.”

A Saga Furs spokesperson told Newsweek: “Any allegations that Saga Furs is provided fur from farms in Russia which treat animals unethically is denied in full. Saga Furs takes the ethical treatment of animals very seriously and at all times requires farms used to comply with strict criteria and regulation. We have received no evidence or substantiation to suggest that any farms providing fur to Saga Furs have been the subject of PETA’s alleged investigation.”

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7755033/Rabbits-clubbed-head-undercover-footage-exposing-brutality-Russian-fur-farms.html

 

My comment: As soon as something becomes public, nobody wants to appear as  collaborator of the Russian fur industry.

And despite the demonstrable, documented torture in the Russian fur farms, the Finnish Saga Furs company wants to tell us that it takes animal ethics very seriously!!

But the animal Dachau of this world take only money and profit seriously, they know no ethics and no inhibitions in the torture of animals.
Perhaps the Russian fur Dachau are no better and no worse than any other fur Dachau  in the world.
But that’s not why we shouldn’t report it.

Fur farms are concentration camps and no longer have a right to exist, nowhere in the world.

My best regards to all, Venus

 

 

Denmark: Petition – Petition – Stop Breeding Pigs to Death.

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Petition – Stop Breeding Pigs to Death

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Petition link – https://forcechange.com/548427/stop-breeding-pigs-to-death/

Target: Henrik Studsgaard, Secretary of Denmark’s Ministry of Environment and Food

Goal: Revise rapid replacement breeding methods that prematurely end pigs’ lives.

 

Half a million sows face slaughter annually in Denmark: an estimated half of the country’s total pig population. Of these slaughtered sows, only about 15 percent will be killed because of sickness. Instead, the majority of pigs are seemingly put down because they can no longer pump out enough young piglets to satisfy Denmark’s profit-rich, welfare-impoverished pork market.

This market fuels the agriculture-driven economy of Denmark, and it is heavily subsidized by the government. These heavy investments have led to sows birthing as many as 35 piglets per year. While these numbers soar past global averages, they often prove devastating to the sows’ health and well-being.

Denmark also leads the way in sow mortality rates. Over 10 percent of the animals essentially either drop dead in their pigsties or must be euthanized because they are too incapacitated to function. Even when they do survive this grueling existence, slaughter still awaits the poor sows after they have given birth to two or three litters… and apparently outlived their usefulness. Perhaps worst of all, Denmark’s supposedly ‘superior’ methods for pig production are being ramped up and exported to other countries.

Sign this petition to urge government officials to honour their oath in making animal welfare a central part of this unforgiving, often abusive process.

 

 

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Studsgaard,

“I am ready to welcome the aim of producing twice as many pigs in Denmark if we can handle both animal welfare and the environment.” The facts are clear: Denmark has not met the benchmark envisioned by your predecessor. Upwards of 500,000 sows lose their lives prematurely every year because of “fertility” or “mothering” issues. Thousands of others apparently drop dead from the wear and strain imposed on them. In regards to animal welfare, Denmark has not offered much in the way of “handling.”

The “rapid replacement” philosophy not only leaves hundreds of thousands of animals subject to unneeded slaughter, but it also undermines any claims of production efficiency. This country is summarily killing half its pig population every year. In many cases, you discard more than you produce. Humane breeding and production methods may hinder profits in the short-term, but long-term gains would make the commitment more than worthwhile.

Please end rapid replacement breeding and implement human standards for pigs, for the longevity of your agricultural sector and, more importantly, for the health and well-being of these living beings entrusted to your care.

Sincerely,

{Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Keith Weller

Spain: Petition – Prohibit the Sale of (Farm) Produced Pets.

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Hatchery dogs are constantly mistreated and live in the worst way, and also encourages the abandonment of animals.

ADOPT, DO NOT BUY!

Prohibit the sale of pets in Spain
Addressed to: Government of Spain

Prohibit the sale of pets in Spain

 

We arrive at that time of year when many people think of giving a dog to their children for Christmas, a dog that will surely be abandoned when the child gets bored. This happens every year, as in the holidays, so we have so many dogs abandoned in the streets. But that is not all abuse, since those puppies they sell come from hatcheries where their parents live constantly being mistreated.

 

Petition Link:

https://www.sosvox.org/en/petition/prohibit-the-sale-of-pets-in-spain_1.html?utm_source=highlight&utm_medium=title&utm_campaign=campaign-p131219

 

 

 

 

UK Election 12/12/19: Hopefully Good News for Animals.

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The UK had a General Election this week on 12/12/19. In reality, it was really more like a contest to see who would be successful in the battle to either remain in, or to leave the EU. The British public voted in 2016 to leave the EU, but this has always been blocked and contested by some political parties in the UK Parliament. 12/12 was a decisive day to see what the people thought after 3 years of debates, arguments and general troubles in the Parliament.

 

We watched with interest on the night of 12th; polling stations closed at 2200hrs. By the morning it was very clear that the real opinion was for the UK to leave the EU and instead take up other international trade deals around the world; which were prevented by being a member state of the EU. Trade deal negotiations are always done by the EU when it comes to member states; they are not allowed to go off and do their own thing. This is what annoys a lot of British people; that the EU does the deals on their behalf, and they then have to put up with the result. People wanted out, as the 2016 ‘In / Out’ referendum showed by its result.

 

Some political parties fought the election on a ‘remain in’ approach; others fought in a ‘get Brexit done’ approach. By the morning of 13/12 it was clear what the majority thought – ‘get Brexit done’ had made huge winnings in the form of the Conservative Party led by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The Labour Party, led by Jeremy Corbyn on an attitude of getting another deal done and then putting it back to the people (again) – a 2nd referendum; were tranced in the election; losing dozens of seats in what had always been Labour heartlands.

 

The Liberal Democrat Party; fighting on a ‘stay in the EU’ approach, were very heavily defeated. Both the Party leader (Jo Swinson) and their Brexit spokesperson, one Tom Brake MP; lost their seats in the election. They had hoped for massive gains at the election to remain as members of the EU; but the voters thought otherwise. They were trounced.

 

So, now, with a majority of some 75 Members of Parliament the Conservatives are rapidly moving ahead to get out of the EU by the end of January 2020. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48256318

 

By leaving the EU, the UK will be able to take back control of its own policies and future destiny. UK law will be decided on and made in the UK rather than in the EU; which would apply to all member states.

 

As animal advocates; we are very much hoping that by leaving the EU, the UK will be able to make its own legislation for improvements in animal welfare. One issue that has been very important to us is the live transport of animals. Under EU law the UK is NOT allowed to ban live animal exports; a rule which applies to all other member states. By leaving the EU, the UK government will be free to introduce its own legislation which would allow live animal exports to be banned. Campaigning by many UK animal welfare organisations over many years has sent a clear message to the UK government; and we are confident that UK action for a ban will start very soon.

 

The UK has some good animal welfare policy, but that does not mean that it cannot be improved on. Free from the EU legislation; the UK will be able to make even higher standards for farm animal welfare than those which are laid out under EU regulations; many of which are not adhered to by some EU member states anyway. Why does the EU not take action about this ? – don’t ask us; it probably cannot be bothered in reality. They are, in their opinion, only animals after all.

 

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Carrie Symonds is the partner of Prime Minister Boris. She is a very keen animal welfare activist and we think is behind his approach in government to improving animal welfare standards. Good news for welfare as it can do nothing but good from our national situation.

Above and below – Carrie protests against Taiji and whaling.

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Regards Mark

 

 

Don’t buy an animal being, adopt one

 

Christmas is coming and gifts are being exchanged during this time.
Some brainless come up with the idea of giving a living being as a Christmas present.

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A few months later, most of the gifts either end up on the street or, at best, in an animal shelter. The fun is over.

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The photos that follow are from a farm in Dobrcza, Poland, and 6 years old, and we hope that they no longer exist.
But that is still the cruel reality in many pet-farms today. In Germany too.
Sale of living beings at any price, for any animal torture, as special gifts for Christmas or as status symbols for brainless buyer.

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Animal breeding is a cruel business, everywhere.

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For everyone: Do not buy  animals from the Internet or magazines, or from the breeder “next door”.
In all shelters around the world, thousands of abandoned animals are waiting for a home, love and a life without loneliness.
Take your animal companions out of an animal shelter; they will be grateful and loyal to you for a lifetime, qualities that you can rarely find in your fellow human beings.

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My best regards to all, Venus

USA: Man Who Stomped Girlfriend’s Cat to Death Sentenced to Prison.

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Man Who Stomped Girlfriend’s Cat to Death Sentenced to Prison

On Tuesday, December 3, a Houston man convicted of stomping his ex-girlfriend’s cat to death was sentenced to six years in prison.

On January 25, Javontae Isaiah Thrasher, 22, and his girlfriend were in the midst of a breakup when she took her tabby cat in her arms and tried to flee. According to a witness, Thrasher hit the kitten out of her arms onto the ground, kicked the poor creature, and stomped on the little one six or seven times before the tiny animal went lifeless. Thrasher then disposed of the cat in a dumpster.

Thrasher was arrested and faced charges of cruelty to animals, a third-degree felony. He pleaded guilty in September.

This was not Thrasher’s first instance of cruelty. In 2016, he faced assault charges for attacking his great-grandmother. This former charge seemed to inform Judge Nikita V. Hamon’s sentence.

Assistant District Attorney and Animal Cruelty Section Chief of Harris County Jessica Milligan said, “This is a case that shows the direct link between animal abuse and violence toward other people.

“Someone who can hurt his own great-grandmother, then kill a cat in a domestic dispute is someone who is capable of violent behavior against people, including children, in the future. We take that seriously, and we are grateful the judge took this seriously as well.”

Too often animal abusers and killers walk free with no or minimal punishment.

We thank the judge for taking a strong stand against animal abuse and for sending the message through this sentence that violence against animals will not be tolerated.

France: Petition – SIGN: Stop Torturing Songbirds with Cruel Glue Traps.

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SIGN: Stop Torturing Songbirds with Cruel Glue Traps

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SIGN: Stop Torturing Songbirds with Cruel Glue Traps

Posted by Katie Valentine | December 10, 2019

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Please Sign Now !

Petition Link – https://ladyfreethinker.org/sign-stop-torturing-songbirds-with-cruel-glue-traps/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email

 

 

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PETITION TARGET: Ambassador of France to the U.S. Philippe Etienne

Every year, tens of thousands of birds are victimized in southeastern France by a cruel hunting method called glue-trapping, which involves attracting songbirds to branches covered in glue in order to cage the birds to sell as “pets.” As birds try desperately to free themselves, they become increasingly stuck, resulting in a painful, prolonged struggle that can lead to injury or even death.

After this initial stage of torture, hunters spray birds with toxic chemicals and separate them from the glue, often causing further injury and fatal consequences, including feather loss, which can render birds unable to fly. Birds who are deemed “undesirable” are carelessly tossed aside and left to suffer with any untreated injuries they may have. The rest are exploited for profit, sold into a lifetime of misery in captivity or used as bait in future glue-trapping hunts after spending unnatural periods of time — sometimes months — in pitch darkness. This causes them to sing frantically once they see daylight, unknowingly luring other birds toward the traps.

A warning from the EU, which banned glue-trapping decades ago, and numerous court cases calling on French officials to outlaw the practice, have fallen on deaf ears. In addition to the needless suffering glue-trapping causes to birds, the perpetuation of this government-sanctioned cruelty puts steeply-declining bird populations, including endangered species, further in jeopardy.

Speak out against these barbaric glue traps that torture and kill helpless birds. Sign this petition urging the French Ambassador to do everything in his power to push for a nationwide ban on this disturbing and outdated practice.

Crime in the name of religion

Only in approved slaughterhouses ritual slaughter is allowed without anesthetizing the animals. Since the consumption of blood in their religion is prohibited for Jews and Muslims, the animal must be slaughtered with manholes.

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The animal can only bleed completely when the heart is beating. The cattle are led by the rabbi in the transfer apparatus, the head is attached to a slot cutter and with manual effort, the head is bent back. The cattle become short of breath when the throat is overstretched and panicked. It resists, roars and groans.

The turner apparat turns the cattle upside down.

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The rabbi cleanses and sharpens the sheath knife. Then he steps up to the cattle, wipes his neck with a rag, and says a prayer. “Bouruch atoh Adonai clohimu melech hoolem – Aesches Kidistonu bemi zivvonu al haschchithoh. ” he says.

Translated it means: “Blessed are you, Lord our God, you king of the world, who sanctified us with your commandments and ordered us to slaughter cattle. “

The rabbi takes the cattle ‘s neck skin with his left hand and cuts with his shaft- knife through the carotid radar, air and storage tube.

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The cattle make terrible noises. It is choking, choking and vomiting in pain. The cattle suffer excruciating pain when cutting their throat.

Because the air storage tubes are not soft parts of the body but are cartilaginous, the manhole knife does not get through so quickly. The cattle are momentarily unconscious from pain and then quickly regain consciousness because the rabbi has to cut twice. Because the blood clotting closes the cut again, the cattle can not bleed otherwise.

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The beef twitches at the cut and tries to fight back. The death struggle goes on for up to 10 minutes.
The slaughtered dead beef is Kosher for the Jews and Halal for the Muslims.

Written by
Martina Kummer

My comment: No god, whatever religion, can be so cruel as to demand that his creatures be “tormented in his honor” by this way!
This cannot be contained in any message from Him!

These are man-made ritual murders of the defenseless creature, which must be called erroneous actions, and can never be god-pleasing. In all religions protection and careful handling of the animals is required; and when I say religion I mean: religions and not religion interpretations at the service of fanaticism.

Kosher or Halal slaughtering is an archaic, horrible animal cruelty, that is out of the question. But one more thing has to be said here: Orthodox Christians slaughter also “traditionally”, and in slaughterhouses in Christian countries up to 20% of the anesthetized animals wake up prematurely and experience their slaughter alive.

The only difference is that the animals are at least not consciously and not willfully (!) slowly massacred, as in the case of shafts.

It is finally time to recognize the Kosher and Halal slaughtering of animals as wrong, as well as undignified and shameful human misconduct, as happened with the religious law of stoning to death, the burning of witches, the inquisition and slavery.

I purposely chose not a Kosher video, but one from Germany, and even from a slaughterhouse claiming to be an organic one!!
This proves only one thing: in all slaughterhouses, murder is brutal and bloody, halal or not halal, everyone who eats meat is partly to blame for these murders.

My best regards to all,  Venus

 

 

Mongolia: Donald Trump Jr killed rare endangered sheep in Mongolia with special permit.

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Donald Trump Jr killed rare endangered sheep in Mongolia with special permit

  • Permit issued after meeting with country’s president
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  • On a hunting trip to Mongolia earlier this summer the US president’s son Donald Trump Jr killed a rare species of endangered sheep. A permit for the killing was retroactively issued after Trump met with the country’s president, according to new reporting from ProPublica.
  • Trump was accompanied by security from both the US and Mongolia on the trip, the outlet reported. The argali sheep, with its large horns, is considered a national treasure there, and permission to kill one is “controlled by an opaque permitting system that experts say is mostly based on money, connections and politics”.

In between the killing and the issuing of the permit the month after he left the country, Trump is said to have met with the president, Khaltmaagiin Battulga, suggesting the possibility of special consideration being given to the son of the US president.

  • “Trump Jr shot his argali at night, using a rifle with a laser sight, the guides said,” according to ProPublica. “He stopped the local hunting guides from dismembering it at the kill site, instead instructing them to use an aluminum sheet to carry the carcass so as not to damage the fur and horns, said Khuandyg Akhbas, 50, one of the guides. He also killed a red deer, which similarly required a permit.
  • The legality of the importation of big game trophies into the United States has been, like many other issues in the Trump administration, confusing and ever-changing. The president himself has spoken out against the practice, calling such hunting practices a “horror show” despite his two sons being avid trophy hunters.
  • In order to import trophies of animals on the endangered species list, a US hunter must show that its killing would be beneficial overall to the species at large. In 2017, the Trump administration pushed back against such restrictions on trophy hunting from the Obama era before reinstating the ban. A court ruling found thereafter it was done improperly, allowing imports to continue.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/dec/11/donald-trump-jr-mongolia-rare-endangered-sheep-permit

 

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England: Bird flu strikes farm in Suffolk as 27,000 chickens are killed. Rest Assured, the Christmas Turkey is Safe – Not From a Turkey Viewpoint.

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WAV Comment – Like the recent incident in New Zealand; they are only chickens !

Even though tens of thousands of lives will be taken in the cull; the message is a simple statement that consumers must not worry as their Christmas Turkey dinner is not affected.  That’s it – in a way you could say that despite the cull, these birds may be the lucky ones – spared a continuing life in an intensive system; having to not endure cruel capture and transportation to the slaughterhouse – and what do they go through when they get there ?  – Public Health England simply describe the issue as ‘low risk to humans’, and ‘food safety is not at risk’.  So, another 27,000 deaths just written off with the simple strike of a pen ordering the cull.  We say – the cruelty of intensive food production 2019.  Ban the Cage Age !

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Bird flu strikes farm in Suffolk as 27,000 chickens are killed

 

https://metro.co.uk/2019/12/11/bird-flu-strikes-farm-suffolk-27000-chickens-killed-11717855/?ico=pushly-notifcation-small&utm_source=pushly

 

All pictures below – Getty Images.

 

Around 27,000 chickens are due to be culled following a bird flu outbreak at a farm in Suffolk. A number of birds at the commercial chicken farm, close to Eye, were found to have the H5 strain of avian flu. However, industry leaders have reassured shoppers that Christmas turkey supplies will be unaffected by the disease, and the Food Standards Agency confirmed that food safety is not at risk. The disease has also been identified as having low risk to humans by Public Health England. A one-kilometre exclusion zone has now been set up around the farm to limit the risk of the disease spreading.
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Richard Griffiths, chief executive of the British Poultry Council (BPC), said the group is also working with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to ensure the outbreak is contained. He continued: ‘The health of our birds remains the priority for BPC member businesses up and down the country. I would like to urge all commercial and non-commercial producers to maintain effective biosecurity on their premises, remain alert for any signs and report suspected disease immediately.’ A spokeswoman for the BPC added: ‘There is no link whatsoever to the Christmas turkey market. It is unaffected by this case. ‘This is a specific farm in Suffolk and the birds are being culled.’

EYE, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11: Officials arrive at a commercial chicken farm in Suffolk on December 11, 2019 in Eye, United Kingdom. 27,000 chickens are due to be culled at a farm near Eye in Mid-suffolk after some of the birds were found to have the H5 strain of Avian Flu. This is the first confirmed outbreak of bird flu in the UK since 2017. (Photo by Mark Bullimore/Getty Images)

An investigation is also under way to determine the most likely source of the outbreak. Chief Veterinary Officer Christine Middlemiss encouraged bird keepers to ‘remain alert for any signs of disease’. She said: ‘Report suspected disease immediately and ensure they are maintaining good biosecurity on their premises. ‘We are urgently looking for any evidence of disease spread associated with this strain to control and eliminate it.’

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EYE, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11: A road is closed as officials arrive at a commercial chicken farm in Suffolk on December 11, 2019 in Eye, United Kingdom. 27,000 chickens are due to be culled at a farm near Eye in Mid-suffolk after some of the birds were found to have the H5 strain of Avian Flu. This is the first confirmed outbreak of bird flu in the UK since 2017. (Photo by Mark Bullimore/Getty Images)

EYE, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11: Officials arrive at a commercial chicken farm in Suffolk on December 11, 2019 in Eye, United Kingdom. 27,000 chickens are due to be culled at a farm near Eye in Mid-suffolk after some of the birds were found to have the H5 strain of Avian Flu. This is the first confirmed outbreak of bird flu in the UK since 2017. (Photo by Mark Bullimore/Getty Images)

Ghana’s criminal timber trade!

African Rosewood is on the brink of extinction in many regions of West Africa. The fault is the trade in tropical timber. Ghana is a center of destruction, although it is strictly forbidden to fell trees of the species. This forest crime has to stop.

Not a single Rosewood tribe is allowed to leave Ghana anymore.

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The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has undercover research into “how corruption and collusion fuel the illegal trading of rosewood in Ghana”.

The extent of the crisis is huge. More than 540,000 tons of wood – equivalent to 23,500 standard containers or around 6 million trees – have been illegally felled in Ghana since 2012 and exported to China.

According to EIA, Ghanaian and Chinese traders are forging official documents, misclassifying wood species, and engaging “escorts” to pass checkpoints. Corrupt officials sell seized wood at bogus auctions, grant fraudulent “recovery permits” and issue retroactively and thus ineffective export licenses.

The wood is intended for China and is processed there to semi-antique luxury furniture. The trade is no secret. The Chinese government even publishes official statistics on Rosewood imports.

However, the timber trade violates not only against the Washington Convention on the protection of species, but also against a national ban in Ghana.

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Ghana is rich in biodiversity, including 681 bird species, 694 fish species and 257 mammal species.
16 percent of the country’s surface is covered with forest (2018).

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But the forests are disappearing: The destruction of primary forests has increased by 60 percent between 2017 and 2018 – the biggest increase in the tropical countries of the world.
Protected areas are particularly affected. Causes are the cocoa cultivation and mining, also illegal logging, spread of industrial agriculture and fire.

Currently, the EU is negotiating with many countries. In nine of them, the talks are still in an early stage; In Ghana, Liberia, Cameroon, the Central African Republic and the Republic of Congo, the negotiations have come a long way. Indonesia is the only country to issue so-called FLEGT* licenses, with Ghana expected to follow in 2020.

In the eyes of environmentalists, the FLEGT Action Plan carries significant risks.
Basically, “legal” is not necessarily “legitimate.” “Legal” logging often results in devastating destruction of the rainforest, destruction of the animal habitat and violation of the rights of indigenous people.

FLEGT always regulates trade with the EU, not with third countries. While many countries, such as the US, Canada, Australia and China, fight illegal logging and trade, criminals find loopholes in the network. And EU knows it.

This forest crime has to stop. Please sign our petition.

https://www.regenwald.org/petitionen/1202/stoppt-ghanas-kriminellen-holzhandel

*FLEGT stands for Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade. The EU’s FLEGT Action Plan was established in 2003. It aims to reduce illegal logging by strengthening sustainable and legal forest management, improving governance and promoting trade in legally produced timber.

Countries around the world are acting to combat illegal logging and foster good forest governance. In FLEGT.org you will find information about the approaches that countries are taking, as well as about initiatives that cross national borders.

Petition`s text, To: EU Commission

Dear Commission President Ursula von der Leyen,
Ladies and Gentlemen EU Commissioners,

The European Union and Ghana are finalizing a timber trade agreement under the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) action plan. Ghana is expected to issue FLEGT licenses in 2020 under a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA).

Ghana is seen as a role model for Africa’s FLEGT Action Plan – but much of the timber sector remains highly illegal and corrupt: African rosewood (Pterocarpus erinaceus) trade. It can lead to the extinction of the species in the region.

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), in its BAN-BOOZLED report, analyzes in detail “how corruption and collusion fuel the illegal trading of rosewood in Ghana”.

The illegal export of valuable wood not only violates the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), but also a national ban. It undermines Ghana’s efforts to establish a transparent and legal trading system.

We urge you to: Urge the government of Ghana to end the illegal trade in African rosewood. The EU and Ghana must ensure that the CITES rules are respected. Not a single rosewood tribe is allowed to leave Ghana.

Yours sincerely

XXXXName

https://www.regenwald.org/petitionen/1202/stoppt-ghanas-kriminellen-holzhandel

 

My comment: The EU has its fingers in exploiting Africa for a long time.
The so-called Economic Partnership Agreements, or EPA for short, have closed the EU with some African countries, including Ghana.

The EPAs state that these countries need to open their markets up to 83 percent to European imports and gradually eliminate tariffs and fees.

In return, they will continue to receive duty-free access to European markets, as has been customary for decades.
But the whole thing is unfair, and as always in favor of the EU.
Because the EU can (as well) export to Ghana what it wants, while markets of the country there are just too weak to sell great products in Europe.

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That means: Once you have signed, you have to open your market to everything. That’s scam, because in a partnership it should be fair. If it does not, and that’s unfortunately the case with EPA, then it’s dumping because one side has nothing to determine.

In three things only, the EU is developing very fast: corruption, exploitation of the weaker countries and profit from the business of animal life.

My best regards to all, Venus

Today, 10/12/19 is ‘International Animal Rights Day’.

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Today, 10/12/19 is International Animal Rights Day.

The annual International Animal Rights Day (IARD) – 10th December – aims to remember the animal victims of human tyranny and call for the recognition of our Universal Declaration of Animal Rights (UDAR). The goal of this historic campaign is to build on the recognition of human rights, and persuade humanity that kindness and respect is due to all sentient creatures.

Thousands of animal rights supporters across the world hold candlelit vigils and other inspiring events to mark the 13th annual IARD. Ethical pioneers united to remember the billions of animals subjected to deliberate cruelty and killing across the world every year. This coordinated global day of action has intensified calls for the recognition of the rights of all sentient beings to life, liberty and natural enjoyment.

 

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To find out a lot more from many organisations; simply Google ‘International Animal Rights Day’ on your computer.  There are too many links to repeat it all here.

 

Regards Mark.

 

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Good news from France!

 

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Received anonymously:

A hunting association clubhouse in Saint-Pierre-du-Mont was set on fire early on December 1.

ALF France_hunting-arson_Dec19-1“Romania” was found painted inside the building, a possible reference to the recent incident in which thousands of sheep died in a capsized cargo ship off the coast of Romania.

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That’s was the first, there is one more, too.

 

9 Hunting Towers Damaged (Sainte-Geneviève-en-Bray, France)

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Nine hunting towers in Sainte-Geneviève-en-Bray were damaged during the last week of November.

A message, “The pests are you. Let’s shoot the hunters”, was painted on the towers.

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From AnimalLiberationPressOffice

 

Thanks to the activists!

Best regards to all, Venus

EU: ‘End the Cage Age’ – First Hurdle Big Success – Now We Move On.

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11th September, after a long and tough year of campaigning; the ‘European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) closed. The demand was to inspire 1 Million people across the EU to add their voice in demanding a ban on ALL caged farming.

 

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If successful, an ECI can be a powerful weapon. If more than 1 million signatures are collected, then the European Commission is legally obliged to respond. But with this campaign success was uncertain, but hopeful knowing the concerns of many good animal folk across the continent.

 

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This year, out of 45 ECI’s which were started, only 4 gained the number of signatures.

 

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For the cage ban campaign, the fate of millions of pigs, rabbits, calves, hens, and many other animals trapped for weeks or months in cruel cages was the factor. 170 organisations – ranging from animal welfare, through environmental and also consumer rights joined together to make their voices heard. There were over 200 street protests across the EU working together for the animals.

 

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In July; CIWF (England) launched a very hard hitting undercover investigation into Polish farms that were keeping calves in solitary confinement for much of their lives. The harrowing footage was shown across the EU. EU citizens were demanding change !

 

 

When the ECI came to a close in September this year (2019); the biggest push for farm animal welfare the EU has ever seen reached a conclusion.

 

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1.6 Million signatures had been collected demanding an end to the Cage Age.

 

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So; what next ?

 

All the signatures are now being scrutinised by member states. This could take several months. A minimum of 1 Million signatures must be validated; once done, they will be formally presented to the European Commission, triggering a formal process where the Commission must respond. There could be a public hearing, as well as a possible vote in the European Parliament.

 

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Your voices; 1.6 Million of them, are just the start in what could be a lengthy process to get justice for the caged animals in Europe. But the start has been victorious, and now we must move on the end the Cage Age.

 

We will be calling on you when necessary to give further support to the fight. We know we can rely on you.

 

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Regards Mark – WAV.

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Plant Based Food – We Have It Covered.

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We think we have you covered for just about every part of the day; including that special Christmas dinner. Use the following links for the entire selections:

 

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Enjoy – 100+ delicious plant based recipes.

 

See them and choose at: https://recipes.vegkit.com/

 

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Order your free veggie starter kit at: https://www.vegkit.com/

 

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Explore over 100 vegan recipes at https://recipes.vegkit.com/main-meals

 

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Vegan breakfasts at https://recipes.vegkit.com/breakfasts

 

Christmas Recipes at https://recipes.vegkit.com/christmas

 

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Regards Mark

 

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Germany, its dirty press and an execution!

International media already report on the “German racoon”.

It is the story of that raccoon who ran around the Christmas market in Erfurt, Germany, on Saturday, peacefully but shakily, and finally was shot dead.
The animal was apparently not brought to the animal shelter as originally planned to be cared for there – in the end, a hunter picked up the animal and shot it.

And the dirty, the sold press of Germany constructed a perpetrator friendly scenario, as we know it from the days of the Ex-German Democratic Republic (GDR) Regiems, to which formerly Erfurt belonged..

 

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The first reports describe the weak, rickety raccoon as a peaceful guest of the Erfurt Christmas market, which upsets the believing Christians just because he was a raccoon.
He was a shaky, weak raccoon, who even played with the shoe strings of the visitors, and apparently looked for a quiet place to lie down.

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A police spokesman has spread the outrageous message that the animal was heavily intoxicated because it was seen that it licked the glow wine leftovers !!!
The informations were contradictory from the beginning: the animal shelter did not want to take the animal, because it was wild (!!!), the fire department could catch it in a basket and finally there was the official executioner of the city of Erfurt, the hunter,
who executed it.
The shelter of Erfurt immediately deleted the post from its Facebook page because the Shitstorm was great.
Also great was the reaction against the city of Erfurt, the the town hall even got threats.

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Shortly after the Shitstorm in all media has said Daniel Baumbach, the spokesman for the city of Erfurt, that the animal was not drunk, butobviouslyill!!

This “obviously” was provided by a “veterinarian,” who by remote diagnosis found that the raccoon was infected with distemper (a disease).
On the same way, we also found by remote diagnosis that the veterinarian suffers from brain abnormalities!

And it turns out that the policeman and not the raccoon was drunk. A remote diagnosis from us to!!

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the raccoon just wanted to rest…

 

One more important Information must be added here:

The animal had to be handed over to the hunting lessee, which stipulates an EU regulation:  “The raccoon is on the EU list of invasive species. According to the EU- regulation, the stock of these animals would have to be greatly reduced, as they endanger snakes and birds!!”

And so we are back on the topic “animal welfare” by our girlfriend, EU!
Wherever it is about murder and suffering to animals, the EU is the employer.

Here in Germany we have a humorous so-called “Animal Protection Law”. It says:  “No one is allowed to cause pain, suffering or harm to an animal without a reasonable reason”.

Only if the EU and its lackeys want it …..
then every reason is a reasonable reason.
That’s what I understand under Fascism.

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https://www.mdr.de/thueringen/mitte-west-thueringen/erfurt/video-waschbaer-weihnachtsmarkt-erfurt-tot-100.html

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(See the video under the last link)

My best reagrds to all, Venus

“Personal choice” – the drug the carnivore

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Just how “personal” is it, exactly, to slit the throat of a non-consenting party, dismember their corpse, and put them in a sandwich?
Last time we checked, PERSONAL choices and preferences end JUST THERE – at the body of the person making the choice.

Buying the products of animal oppression is not a “personal choice”- it’s a VIOLATION of someone else’s choice to not be enslaved and murdered!

Anonymous for the Voiceless

 

Best regards, Venus

Meat production-animals as a commodity

Disgusting images of industrial meat production show factory farming, animals as commodities, and hundreds of women and men doing the work to satisfy world consumer hunger for cheap meat and animal protein.

The video, apparently from China, shows the cruel reality behind meat production, its mechanization and the people involved in the process.
It makes us realize that things can not go on like this.

The filmmaker Ron Fricke is on a world tour and in his impressive video we can see in 6 minutes the madness of industrial meat, milk and egg production, slaughterhouses, supermarkets and fast food – “restaurants”, to the stomach of the consumers, wich in the end it will be removed by a plastic surgery!

The Meat Mafia works similarly all over the world, it is not only China the sinner of the meat industry.
The meat should be as cheap as possible, the profit big; To achieve these goals, every slaughterhouse in the world uses almost all means.
This system works with cheap workers who are under the pressure of a quick “completion” of the slaughter job and therefore treat animals like garbage.

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In Germany, we have battle numbers of over 1,500 pigs per hour, in the run. The worker, who is supposed to prick a pig “pet-friendly”, usually has less than two seconds.
Anyone can imagine the likelihood of a mistake, which means torture and agonizing death for the animals for minutes.
As soon as these criminal conditions become known to the public, the corrupt politicians and authorities speak of an exception.

But the problem in factory farming is not the exceptions, it`s the legal framework.

Because even when criminal and illegal practices in slaughterhouses come to light, the judiciary is on the side of the perpetrators, and therefore the perpetrators are not persecuted, but those who expose these crimes.

Whether, how and when the current global animal holocaust comes to an end, is not yet foreseeable.

 

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My best regards to all, Venus

Human Organ Transplants – Lab Grown In Another Species or Donated (By Humans) After Death – 2 Possible Options !

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Pig-Monkey Chimeras Have Been Brought to Term For The First Time

MICHELLE STARR

9 DEC 2019

Pigs engineered to have a small amount of monkey cells have been brought to full term and were even born alive, surviving for a few days after birth. Although the piglets died, it is claimed the experiment – performed in China – marks a major milestone for the future of lab-grown organs.

“This is the first report of full-term pig-monkey chimeras,” Tang Hai of the State Key Laboratory of Stem Cell and Reproductive Biology in Beijing told New Scientist.

The research is part of an ongoing effort to develop animals – whether they are sheep or pigs – that can grow human organs we could then harvest for transplants, a process called xenogeneic organogenesis.

Research has been done on both pig and sheep embryos with transplanted human stem cells; in both cases, the embryos continued to develop until the experiment was deliberately terminated.

That’s because, due to ethical concerns, these chimeras – organisms that incorporate the genetic material of another species – cannot be cultivated or studied in the later stages of embryonic development. Some scientists worry that some of the human stem cells could end up in other parts of the animal or even in its brain, with unintended consequences.

For that reason, in this experiment the team used stem cells from crab-eating macaques (Macaca fascicularis). These were imbued with fluorescent proteins so that they would glow under fluorescent light, and derived to produce fluorescing embryonic cells.

These cells were then injected into over 4,000 five-day-old pig embryos fertilised using IVF; the modified pig embryos were subsequently implanted into sows.

This fiddly and painstaking work produced just 10 piglets that made it to full term and were born alive. And only two of these were chimeric, with between one in 1,000 and one in 10,000 functional monkey cells to pig cells.

The monkey cells had migrated to the heart, liver, lungs, spleen and skin of the piglet hosts, but were not found in other organs, such as testes and ovaries, due to the low rate of chimerism, the researchers said.

Sadly, before a week was out, the piglets died – not just the two chimeras, but the other eight normal piglets, too. Because all the pigs died, Hai told New Scientist, the cause of death likely had less to do with chimerism, and more to do with IVF – a procedure that is notoriously tricky in pigs.

The low chimerism rate is also somewhat discouraging. However, the researchers remain optimistic. Although the birth rate was low, and the pigs didn’t survive, the team now has a wealth of data they can apply to future experiments.

The scientists are planning to try again, increasing the chimeric cell ratio. And they believe their data may help other scientists working in the field.

“Here, we have used monkey cells to explore the potential of reconstructing chimeric human organs in a large animal model,” they wrote in their paper.

“We believe this work will facilitate the development of xenogeneic organogenesis by providing a better understanding of the processes of xenogeneic recognition, fate determination, and the proliferation and differentiation of primate stem cells during porcine development.

“The findings could pave the way toward overcoming the obstacles in the re-engineering of heterogeneous organs and achieve the ultimate goal of human organ reconstruction in a large animal.”

The research has been published in Protein & Cell.

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Here in the UK, a different approach is being used which eliminates the use of growing organs from one species and then attempting to transplant them into another – which could be high risk.  It is an opt out system that will work on the policy that anyone who dies can have their organs taken for donation unless they decide to go for the ‘opt out’ option which they can take if they do not wish to donate.

A new opt-out system for organ donation will be in place by 2020 in England, if Parliament approves “Max’s Law”.

Under the plans detailed by ministers, adults will be presumed to be organ donors unless they have specifically recorded their decision not to be.

The government said it would save up to 700 lives each year.

In the UK in 2017, 411 people died before the right donor was found, and more than 5,000 people are currently on the waiting list in England.

A similar opt-out system has been in place in Wales since 2015. Scotland plans to introduce a similar scheme and Northern Ireland has also expressed an interest.

New Zealand: 200,000 Teenagers Die in Mass Nightclub Suffocation.

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WAV Comment – has this grabbed attention ? – well, we are talking about chickens actually, not human lives.  Both sentient creatures; both with feelings and a wish to survive.

“It is the Ministry for Primary Industries’ (MPI) job to monitor that factory farms have working emergency back-up systems. So was this farm being effectively monitored? It looks like yet again, MPI hasn’t had the resources to ensure this factory farm wasn’t breaking the law”.

Lets hope that nightclubs used by the human species are monitored better !

 

"A simple power cut led to the ventilation supply to these chickens being cut, and both the back-up generator failed and the alarm to alert workers that the chickens were slowly dying." (FILE PHOTO)

OPINION: Nearly 200,000 deaths by suffocation, because of a power cut. What a tragedy and a terrible way to die.

New Zealand is a nation of animal lovers. We lavish attention on our dogs, we dote on our cats, often valuing them as important members of our families.

If this tragedy had involved dogs or cats, this appalling loss of life would be the lead story on all the news bulletins and the subsequent investigation would be a topic on everyone’s minds for weeks. But when the individuals who perished in such a terrible way are chickens, it’s just a passing bit of shock news.

It is the Ministry for Primary Industries’ (MPI) job to monitor that factory farms have working emergency back-up systems. So was this farm being effectively monitored? It looks like yet again, MPI hasn’t had the resources to ensure this factory farm wasn’t breaking the law

 

READ MORE:
* Mass chicken deaths ‘catastrophic’ and unprecedented, experts say after nearly 200,000 birds die
* Nearly 200,000 chickens die due to power failure at poultry farm, MPI investigates
* Safe releases footage of deformed, dying chickens on free-range farm
* Culture shift needed on ‘Frankenstein’ chickens culled at six weeks old
* Behind New Zealand’s most popular meat

In this case, a simple power cut led to the ventilation supply to these chickens being cut, and both the back-up generator failed and the alarm to alert workers that the chickens were slowly dying.

 

Less than a year ago, at another West Auckland farm that was also part of Tegel’s supply chain, 50,000 birds burned to death. The details that were made public reported a lack of water available for fighting the fire.

 

Just last month, ten thousand more chickens perished on a Whanganui chicken farm and another thousand in the Waikato back in June. This is appalling!

As always, when there are massive corporate profits to be made, animals suffer the consequences. Tegel has refused to require its suppliers to fit sprinkler systems to prevent fires from taking hold in chicken sheds. That would cut into profits, wouldn’t it?

These birds are treated as mere production units, rather than living, breathing beings. Even our Animal Welfare Act recognises that chickens are sentient, accepting that they are fully able to experience a range of emotions. Despite this, the chicken meat industry kills 125 million birds a year in New Zealand. So, the loss of 195,000 birds is presumably just a blip on their production schedules, and insurance will soften the blow.

But taking a look behind the walls of these chicken factory farms, we see that these birds suffer even when it’s business as usual.

Highly selectively bred to double in size each week, their bodies just can’t cope. According to a 2013 Ministry for Primary Industries report, up to a third are painfully lame in the last weeks of their short lives and up to ten thousand die a very stressful death of heart failure or are culled, every day in sheds across New Zealand. The Poultry Industry of New Zealand puts that figure at 6000 – but even that is 6000 individuals that are so sick and deformed that they can’t even survive to the age of six-weeks, when most are taken for slaughter.

These are the birds that are out of sight, out of mind, hidden inside barren window-less sheds. Most people only interact with one of these chickens at mealtimes. Chicken meat is so cheap compared with other meats, that it’s eaten almost without thinking by people who would be appalled if they stepped inside a chicken factory-farm.

Womble was found in a West Auckland factory farm, trapped on her back, unable to get up. She was taken to a sanctuary and given treatment for her wounds.

 

Few people even know what one of these white-feathered, blue-eyed, overgrown baby-birds looks like.

 

One of these individuals is a chicken who was found in a West Auckland factory farm, trapped on her back, unable to get up. This, sadly, is something that commonly happens with these top-heavy birds. If she’d been left there she would have died, just out of reach of food and water. She would have become just another statistic among the thousands.Instead Womble was taken to a sanctuary, given treatment for her wounds and is living the life she deserves. She has just had her first birthday, so has already lived more than eight times longer than the others left behind in the shed. Her curious, playful personality soon emerged, and her adventures are being followed by many on her Instagram channel.

Kindness and compassion are great qualities to celebrate, and we can widen the circle of our compassion to include all sentient animals. If you care about animals and don’t want to support corporate cruelty, the easy solution is to choose chicken-friendly plant-based alternatives at your supermarket and you can also email MPI, making sure it throws the full force of our animal welfare laws at Tegel for its negligence.

Together we can create an Aotearoa New Zealand that cares about all animals.

Marianne Macdonald is the head of campaigns for the animal welfare group SAFE.

 

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/117922397/195000-chickens-dead-but-will-anything-change-as-a-result

 

 

“That’s how we’ve always done it”

 

Carolin Günther (Caroletta) works as a painter and illustrator. “About Meat” is a project of the heart.

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This book (“That’s how we’ve always done it”) is something for you, if you

surreal and detailed illustrations like.
are a friend of clear words and sharp poetry.
Discrimination, oppression and violence in any form reject.

In addition, the book addresses to all who

like to pet cats and / or dogs.
Chicken nuggets find great and chick-shredding stupid.
Donate to the shelter and eat meat sandwiches.

First and foremost, the illustration book “That’s how we’ve always done it” is for everyone who does it differently.

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As a young child, she saw a slaughter, heard and smelled, and soon thereafter stopped eating animals uncompromisingly. That’s 30 years ago.

Today she lives completely vegan and is a public advocate for animal rights and environmental issues. Her illustration series “About Meat” was nominated for the 2018 World Illustration Awards and featured in Greenpeace magazine.

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Most of us lovingly caress their dog or cat and bite in the next moment in a roast sausage without the slightest glimmer, what’s actually in it, where it comes from, and what the animal looked like that had to die for it. We can not make the connection between the sausage on our plate and the animal that was this time. Because the so-called useful animals are invisible. Their killing takes place far behind closed doors.

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To draw attention to this topic, Carolin Günther recently launched the art project “About Meat”. A main motive of the picture series is the categorization of animals in “inedible” and “edible”. All illustrations were created in classic handwork and follow a common design concept.

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With each picture that came in the last few months, she grew with the desire to put it in book form. In cardboard picture book form.

Cardboard picture books explain the world and playfully promote the development of children. Maybe, that works for adults as well.

All pictures are from her picture book: “That’s how we’ve always done it”.

Carolin Günther http://www.about-meat.com

 

And I mean … such books should read children in their early age. These are books that bite and sting, although they do not receive any trace of gruesome video images.
The sooner our children learn the truth about the suffering of the animals, the greater the likelihood of alleviating this suffering of the animals.

My best regards to all, Venus

Great news: charter airline stops monkey transports!

Updated December 6, 2019:

Following an intense campaign by PETA USA and the help of tens of thousands of supporters, the Air Transport Service Group (ATSG) has now announced that it is completing monkey transports in experimental laboratories.

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This announcement comes just a week after our US counterparts told Amazon to convince their current business partner – ATSG – to stop these atrocious transports.

For far too long, airlines have been making money on the bloody business of killing monkeys to their deaths. The sensitive animals are taken from countries such as China or from the island state of Mauritius, to laboratories in the United States or to Europe.
The places of origin of the monkeys offer them no protection, so they are often snatched from their homes and their families or bred in horror animal factories.

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ATSG and its affiliates – Air Transport International (ATI) and ABX Air – have delivered thousands of monkeys to US research centers where frightened animals await terrible things.
Mostly they are locked in tight cages, in the course of the experiments they are then poisoned with chemicals, mutilated, deprived of food and water intake, infected with some deadly diseases and killed in the end usually emotionally cold.

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ATI has repeatedly violated the minimum requirements for such animal transport in the past. The monkeys had to survive these – already stressful – flights without water and food and spend hours in their own excrements.
The United States Department of Agriculture is currently completing the infringement.

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We’ve received disturbing reports that Michigan-based airline Kalitta Air has begun shipping monkeys from China to the U.S., where they will be cruelly experimented on in laboratories.

According to multiple credible sources, Kalitta Air reportedly transported crates of live monkeys from China to the U.S. recently. We contacted the airline’s executive team multiple times, but they refused to answer our questions about their policy. However, one employee did confirm that the company did bring at least one shipment of monkeys to the U.S. for use in laboratories.

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Every year, thousands of monkeys are transported from countries such as China, Mauritius, and Vietnam to the U.S. and the European Union to be imprisoned in laboratories and tormented in experiments. Some are bred in captivity on cramped, terror monkey factory farms, while others are abducted from their families in the wild. The traumatized monkeys are crammed into small wooden crates and transported in the dark and terrifying cargo holds of planes for as long as 30 hours.

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During the transport, the monkeys receive no food or water for more than 24 hours – a violation of the Animal Welfare Act. Some of the hungry, thirsty and confused monkeys must also sit in the midst of their own excretions during the unbearably long flight. Many die a painful death on their long journeys, some of them over 30 hours long.

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When they arrive in the U.S., they’re transported to facilities where they’re imprisoned in cramped cages and frequently cut open, poisoned, crippled, addicted to drugs, shocked, and killed.

Kalitta Air joins the long list of airlines—including American Airlines, United Airlines, Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Delta Airlines, El Al Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, and dozens of others—that refuse to participate in this sordid trade.

Air France is the last major airline that continues to enrich this bloody business and kidnap monkeys from Mauritius to Europe.

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Please help* and ask Air France to join all the other major airlines worldwide and stop transporting monkeys to their deaths in experimental laboratories!

* (Petition: https://headlines.peta.org/air-france-stop-shipping-monkeys/)

https://veganblog.de/tierversuche/charter-airline-stoppt-affentransporte/

 

My comment: Every year more than 6,000 monkeys in Europe are misused for animal experiments, half of which are imported from Mauritius and flown by Air France to Europe!
Those of the animals surviving the horror journey land on the hands of the practicing Dr.Mengele, in the Dachau laboratories for animals, which are equipped with their own justice, and are supported by corrupt politicians.

The news is good, and we are very pleased that another company stops its flying coffins.
But we want the abolition of the torture of innocent animals justified by the mantle of research.
We are fighting for it, and in recent times we have been able to achieve some positive results (https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/11/10/after-60-years-of-cruelty-the-lpt-lab-is-over/)

It has come the time of consistent and hard action; Sinners and criminals should be punished and we have to do that where we can.
Therefore: do not fly with Air France!
Until the company stops the death transports.

My best regards to all, Venus

 

 

 

Indonesian Province Pledges ‘Zero Tolerance’ for Dog Meat.

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Indonesian Province Pledges ‘Zero Tolerance’ for Dog Meat

Indonesian Province Pledges ‘Zero Tolerance’ for Dog Meat

Progress toward ending the dog meat trade in Indonesia! This week, Governor Ganjar Pranowo called for a ban on the consumption of dog meat throughout Central Java.

Every month around 13,000 dogs are slaughtered for consumption in the region. Governor Ganjar Pranowo met with representatives from Dog Meat Free Indonesia on Tuesday, which was followed by his announcement.

He proclaimed, “We must push the Surakarta administration to issue a strict regulation that prohibits people from consuming or selling dog meat.”

Further legal support for this ban comes from a law passed in 2012 stating that dogs are not defined as food since they do not come from forests or farms. According to the Jakarta Post, Ganjar said, “The law clearly prohibits it. Once a regency issues a ban, every other region will follow suit. Agency heads will convene to discuss such a regulation.”

Many concerns surround the health and safety of the dog meat trade. The transportation of the dogs sent to slaughter increase the likelihood of the spread of disease such as rabies, and for the dogs the rampant abuse within the industry drew sympathy.

It is also a barbaric and inhumane business. Dogs are often beaten to death in front of onlookers, and some are blow torched while still alive.

While dog meat is easily found in the stalls of street vendors, only a small percentage of the population consumes dog meat. However, it is still a lucrative trade.

We applaud Governor Ganjar Pranowo for his call to help put an end this brutal practice, and urge other provinces to follow suit.

Indonesia: Critically Endangered Sumatran Elephants Head Hacked Off By Tusk Poachers. Sign Petition for Action and Justice.

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SIGN: Justice for Sumatran Elephant Brutally Decapitated, Tusks Hacked Off By Poachers

Posted by Ashley Locke | December 5, 2019

 

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Petition Link:

https://ladyfreethinker.org/sign-justice-for-sumatran-elephant-brutally-decapitated-tusks-hacked-off-by-poachers/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email

 

SIGN: Justice for Sumatran Elephant Brutally Decapitated, Tusks Hacked Off By Poachers

 

Poachers left the corpse of a 40-year-old Sumatran elephant to rot on an Indonesian plantation after hacking off the majestic animal’s head.

“The elephant’s head had been cut off and its severed trunk was found a metre away from the body,” said Suharyono, head of a local conservation agency, in a statement. “We suspect the elephant was hunted and killed, and then its head was cut off to remove the tusks.”

The Sumatran elephant is listed as “critically endangered.” According to the World Wildlife Fund, “nearly 70 percent of [their] habitat has been destroyed in one generation.”

Poaching has also skewed the breeding rates for these magnificent creatures, making it even more difficult for the species to survive.

Asian Species Expert Dr. Barney Long notes, “we could possibly see the Sumatran elephant be restricted to just a few remote populations within our lifetimes.”

Sign this petition today to urge the Indonesian government to do everything in their power to bring these poachers to justice, and work to protect the remaining animals. The Sumatran elephants must be protected before all hope is lost.

Australia: black christmas fires like 2001

 

Sydney disappears in the smog – triggered by bushfires that have been raging in Australia for months. Today at the news it said, the fire is out of control, the fire department can do nothing!

 

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Sydney disappears in the smog – triggered by bushfires that have been raging in Australia for months. Today at the news it said, the fire is out of control, the fire department can do nothing!

It is the longest period of air pollution Sydney has ever experienced and there is no sign of recovery.
With a total area of ​​300,000 hectares in flames, the fire department could do nothing more to extinguish the fires, said New Rogers Deputy Fire Commissioner Rob Rogers.
“They will burn until conditions improve, then we will do our best to get them under control.”

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Sydney, about an hour’s drive from the fire, is again enveloped in a toxic cloud of smoke.
Many people in the state capital of New South Wales only use masks to hit the streets. The New South Wales Department of Health warns against inhaling the harmful smoke!
Many people even fear that things will get worse, like the Black Christmas fires of 2001!

The Sydney area is now drier than it was before the Black Christmas fires of 2001. These were the most terrible fires Australia had experienced so far.

On December 24, 2001, the bush fires began and lasted 23 days. The fires started in the Cessnock, Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury and Penrith areas, destroying almost 800,000 hectares.
During this time extreme weather conditions prevailed in all affected areas. These included temperatures up to 45 ° C, wind speeds of 90 km / h and a very low humidity, which led to a very high risk of fire.
More than 11,000 people had to be evacuated from their homes.

But what Australia 2019 experienced, will far exceed the ‘Black Christmas’ fires “, because the real summer is yet to come. The water is running out. Sometimes some places have no water at all, not even for showers, because they have to be economical with what they have left.

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While the people in New South Wales are losing everything, even their health, the NSW government has provided mining companies with $ 2019 million in October to “harvest” raw materials just where it is burning, like lithium!

From the Walkabout Wildlife Park, as a precaution, 300 animals have been brought to safety, including lizards, peacocks, marsupials and Australian wild dogs.

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In addition, thousands of animals have been killed since the end of October. The numbers on the koala population are alarming. In the Lake Innes Nature Reserve alone in New South Wales, the Koala Conservation Agency estimated that 350 out of a total of approximately 600 animals were killed in the Hell of the Flames.

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Association President Sue Ashton told the “Sydney Morning Herald” on Monday, “We believe that most of the animals are burned – it’s a huge cremation, like in a crematorium. They are burning in the trees. “

Biologists fear that some populations of Koalas will not recover from it.

“Many just do not want to believe that humans are responsible for this development,” says Lesley Hughes, climate expert.

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Up to the highest government circles, it is small talk or completely denied. “Climate change is merely sold as a newfangled invention”.

The coal industry is booming and is being defended by the conservative head of government. A few days ago Prime Minister Scott Morrison dodged the question of whether climate change and the current bushfires are related. “I’m now taking care of people’s needs. The bluster of a few pure, enlightened and awakened big-city ecosets is inappropriate,” he said curtly.

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https://www.zdf.de/nachrichten/heute/buschfeuer-duerre-australier-reden-klimawandel-klein-100.html

 

My comment: The welcome media spectacle Greta Thunberg is arrived in Madrid to take part in the UN Climate Change Conference, and announces in big words: “Today we write history”.

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Meanwhile, the forests in Amazon, in Australia, in Indonesia burn for the meat the participant of the conference.
They also write history, in the negative sense. And with our help.

Because billions of human animals can be manipulated by the brainwashing of economic fascism and contribute to climate change, environmental degradation, global warming and animal suffering with their meat and milk consumption.

For climate change, the cause number 1 is factory farming, but about that the meat mafia silences, Greta too.
The world produces 40 billion tons of CO₂ each year. 51% of all greenhouse gases emitted worldwide are caused by livestock.

If mass livestock farming continues, all livestock will consume about 80 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas budget by 2050.
And the greatest sinners are:

JBS, the largest meat company in the world, from Brazil
Tyson Foods, a meat company from the USA
Cargill, a meat company from the USA
Dairy Farmers, a milk producer from the USA
Fonterra, a dairy producer from New Zealand

Can Greta talk to them directly?
That would be more effective, because until now, her actions have eradicated nothing more than a climate hysteria, while the world dictatorship of the mega corporations destroyed climate, nature and animals.
If we want to prevent a world catastrophe with media spectacle then we write no history but we only expire to panem et circenses ( (bread and circuses) as in ancient Rome.

My best regards to all, Venus

India: December Rescues From ‘Animal Aid Unlimited’.

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Dear Mark,

 

In the video (below) about rescuing two puppies from a deep well, you might take a look at the little unexpected character innocently minding his own business at 1.05 minutes into the video. It’s a round brown mouse, who doesn’t even look up from her preoccupations when Pushkar pulls in close the first frightened puppy. People write to us regularly about the animals in their lives. Whether they’ve found a stray kitten, or an injured crow, or upset a family of mice in the basement, or a squirrel who’s been hit by a car–we all become more sensitive learning the heroics ordinary people go through to save an animal’s life. Sharing such stories helps us keep our eyes and hearts open generally, to all animals everywhere. If that little creature hadn’t looked so peaceful in that deep well, we might have tried to bring her up too!

 

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Two naughty angels must have been so engrossed in playing that they didn’t realize they were heading straight for an open dry well. In they fell, dropping 60 feet, but because their fall was broken by several feet of garbage, they didn’t break even a single bone! Neighbor kids heard them crying and cheered on our rescue team from arrival to the puppies’ dizzying reunion with their Mommy. These darlings would have died of starvation and thirst without rescue.

Please donate for little ones in deep trouble.

 

 

Dear old Baloo couldn’t even lift his head, but he wouldn’t give up

 

 

Neighbours noticed a dog sleeping in the corner of their small yard, but then realized he hadn’t moved for hours. When they approached, he didn’t even stir, and that’s when they realized he was horrifically injured. His ear was shredded and the tissue all around it was swollen, and then they could see an enormous wound in his stomach. Hundreds of maggots roiled in the wounds. When we bent to pick him up, we found that the precious old sweetheart had no strength even to resist, even to raise his head. We hurried him back to the hospital and began the laborious process of removing the maggots, and his brave effort to get well began. Meet adorable old Baloo now. He’s just irresistible. 

 

Please donate for old friends.

 

 

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A deep wound on this old girl’s stomach threatened her life. When neighbors noticed blood on her side as she lay on the ground they called us to rescue her. She seemed to consider slipping away from us, but soon relaxed and allowed us to scoop her up and bring her to the hospital. We could see that the wound flap would heal well with sutures, so we sedated her, thoroughly cleaned the site and stitched her up. Maude’s eyes started sparkling as soon as she felt better, and seemed to say thank you. Your caring donations made her rescue possible. Please donate.

 

 

Celebrate the Caregivers: Vinod Meena!

 

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When paravet Vinod Meena started working in Animal Aid two years ago, we didn’t have a Street Treatment program yet. We wouldn’t have dreamed that in such a short time a newer member of staff could master the skills to gently handle animals who are often frightened, right out in the open, where dodging our care is on the mind of many of our outdoor patients. But Vinod has an incredibly soft touch and wins the trust of his patients with grace and speed. He is great in interacting with neighbors, too, teaching and encouraging them to do all they can to help, too. Through this program of prevention and treatment, where the animals are kept in their own environments, Vinod has saved the lives of hundreds of patients and supported their care-takers in helping their neighbourhood animals.

 

 

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“To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Australia: Cattle Station Abuses Exposed – With Live Exports, A Farming Nation at the Top of the Tree When It Comes to Animal Abuse.

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WAV Comment – you keep asking yourself if it can get any worse, after watching footage after footage of the way Australian animals are treated; live exports and the rest. Well yes, it does continue to get worse, and here is another example – taken at 4 different cattle stations in Norther Australia.

Fortunately, these industries are driving lots of nails into their own coffins by what they are doing. We hope they are dead and buried very soon; they do not deserve to exist. As you can hear in the video, it is all a matter of cost – the stations do not want to invest in veterinarians – so they do botched killings of cattle (some shot in the head 4 times; and they still survive !) and the value of the animal is weighed against if it is even worth getting any veterinary treatment !

And it all goes on in the stations which are i9n the middle of nowhere; where officials never go or do not want to go. This is the Australian government approach to ALL animal issues; also especially those of live exports – they do not care as long as financial gain is at the top of the tree.

We will continue to support the work of brave investigators who risk a lot to expose these abuses; be they on cattle stations, sheep stations or during the long export journeys around the world.

Looking forward very soon to watching them drive the ultimate nail into their own coffin – scum humankind like this do not deserve to exist.

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Israeli-based investigation agency, Sentient, has captured harrowing footage of cattle having their horns cut off without pain relief and animals being left to die on Australia’s remote outback stations.

The shocking footage taken from four cattle stations in Northern Australia has aired on prime-time television in Israel and renewed calls to shut down the live cattle trade to the country.

Investigators witnessed cattle undergoing surgical procedures including dehorning and castration, without any pain relief; animals being punched and kicked; botched euthanasia attempts; and sick or injured animals left to die without veterinary intervention.

The only thing more shocking than the systemic abuse exposed through this investigation, is that some of it is entirely legal.

We were amazed to find out that some of the worst practices we have seen, including dehorning without using pain relief, are legal in Australia.Investigator, Sentient

Demand better treatment of Australian cattle and hold the industry accountable for the welfare of these animals, by taking action now:

Action link:

https://secure.animalsaustralia.org/take_action/australian-cattle-stations-his-horn-cut-off-no-pain-relief/?ua_s=fba20

with my own eyes…

 

 

Animal rights activist and actress, Rooney Mara, has joined global farmed animal advocacy organization, Animal Equality, on an undercover investigation inside two factory farms.

The investigation, called “With My Own Eyes,” narrated by Mara, reveals pigs and chickens who are raised for meat, languishing in abhorrent conditions and encourages viewers to examine the harsh and painful reality for billions of animals and the many reasons the global community must break its dependence on animal products.

 

My comment:  I find it positive that an artist is used as the actor on this video.
Artists are mostly uninterested in animal welfare.
There is a misconception that artists are particularly sensitive, politically and socially.
That’s not true.
I belong to this milieu.

I remember when we had the opera “Lohengrin” (from Richard Wagner) in the theater where I work.

An important role in this opera plays a swan, and the director wanted to use a live swan.
“The swan, for me is more than an animal, a wonderful creature between death, grief and beauty, I can not do that symbolically and only with a stuffed animal,” he told us.

And every night, after a long drive of three hours, a “movie animal” came to the theater and first waited behind the stage for his appearance in a tight lattice cage and in an extremely loud environment (Wagner, as we all know, loved wind instruments).
Afterwards, the swan had to stay on the stage, free on a basket, together with 50 people for half an hour.

Nobody has noticed him.
I stood in front of his cage every night and I felt how sad, anxious and often angry he was with this circus. I was too.
Complaint to the veterinary office did not help, “film” animals are used by law everywhere.
I understood, the the argument “animal welfare” did not work, there had to be another reason.

One night I decided to go the other way and staged an “accident”.
When he came on stage I was close to him and suddenly pushed him forward.
He got scared, flew across the stage, reached the orchestra and then the audience.

The performance was interrupted, the swan captured by its owner and “due to security reasons” the director has decided that he no longer occurs.

What I mean by that … At least 100 artists were involved in this production.
Everyone could “see” with his own eyes how the animal suffered.
One has “seen” this too, but when it comes to animal suffering, “seeing” alone does not help.
The difference is the action.

And that’s why I find the video very motivating, precisely because an artist conveys an important message to all, that “see” is not enough.

My best regards to all, Venus

France: 158 Wild Boar Killed by Physcho Hunters In One Day.

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The killing of 158 wild boar in a single day’s hunting in eastern France has sparked anger in the region and accusations of “carnage”, even if the hunters were within their allowed quotas.

The boar were killed in a “battue” in which beaters drove the game towards the 82 hunters last Wednesday in the eastern Ardennes region.

Local officials said the hunters were within their rights as they had still not attained their quotas for the season of some 300 animals.

But a participant in the hunt described the scene in a report in the local Ardennais newspaper, denouncing the extent of the killings as a true “carnage” that had left him shaken.

And the president of the hunting federation for the Ardennes, Jean-Pol Gambier, said that “such an image for hunting cannot be supported, we cannot allow this kind of excess.”

He said that the “exceptional” number of individuals killed was “intolerable”.

Cited in a local paper, he added that he “strongly condemned” the number of animals killed, saying it “significantly damages the image of hunting.”

“I am overcome by this carnage, even if there is a need to regulate (numbers),” Claude Maireaux, head of a local nature protection group said.

Hunters in France insist that their practice is helpful to nature and is rooted in the country’s traditions, even in the face of growing protests by animal rights groups.

http://www.rfi.fr/en/france/20191203-wild-boar-carnage-eastern-france-was-intolerable-hunting-president

 

Ireland: Video – 2,000 Irish Cattle Being Loaded for Live Export and Ritual Slaughter in Libya.

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Irish cattle being loaded on to a boat as I we type this message. Over 2000 going to Libya. The Irish government tell civilians it’s too dangerous to travel there but they keep on sending innocent animals to horrific slaughter after horrendous journeys.

 

USA: US House Passes Bill to Ban Cruel Shark Finning US House Passes Bill to Ban Cruel Shark Finning.

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US House Passes Bill to Ban Cruel Shark Finning

Posted by Katie Valentine | November 27, 2019

 

US House Passes Bill to Ban Cruel Shark Finning

In an important step toward an animal rights victory, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act (H.R. 737) last week.

Representatives Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan of the Marianas Islands and Michael McCaul of Texas introduced the bill in January. It amassed 288 cosponsors and passed by a vote of 310-107.

If the act passes through the Senate, it will effectively ban the sale, possession, and purchase of shark fins within the United States. Nearly 200 restaurants throughout the country offer shark fin products, despite prohibitive legislation in several states, according to a database maintained by the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI).

Canada passed a similar ban in June, as the world’s largest shark fin importer outside of Asia. The legislative move speaks volumes about how people around the world are increasingly valuing the welfare of animals over profit and culinary tradition.

Every year, 73 million sharks lose their lives to the global shark fin trade. Fins are often harvested from sharks while they’re still alive, and the helpless animals are tossed back into the ocean to bleed, suffocate, fall victim to a predator, or otherwise suffer and die.

“Sharks have existed for hundreds of millions of years on this planet, and yet these remarkable apex predators now face one of the biggest threats to their survival because of the demand for their fins,” AWI President Cathy Liss remarked in a recent press release.

Twelve states and three U.S. territories have already banned shark fin sales. By enacting this commonsense legislation, Congress would demonstrate an unwillingness to contribute to the threats facing sharks worldwide — a cause that politicians from “both sides of the aisle” have gotten on board with.

Lady Freethinker’s petition to ban the cruel shark fin trade has garnered over 20,000 signatures so far.

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SIGN: Ban Cruel Shark Fin Trade in the U.S.

Petition Link – https://ladyfreethinker.org/

SIGN: Justice for Dog Mercilessly Dragged Behind Car, Leaving Mile-Long Trail of Blood.

SIGN: Justice for Dog Mercilessly Dragged Behind Car, Leaving Mile-Long Trail of Blood

 

SIGN: Justice for Dog Mercilessly Dragged Behind Car, Leaving Mile-Long Trail of Blood

 

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Petition Link – https://ladyfreethinker.org/sign-justice-for-dog-mercilessly-dragged-behind-car-leaving-mile-long-trail-of-blood/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email

Posted by Katie Valentine

 

Image Credit: Eyewitness Sergey

13790 Signatures Collected

PETITION TARGETS: Khmelnytskyi Regional Prosecutor’s Office

In a shocking case of animal abuse, a dog named Barsik was tied to a car and dragged along a road, leaving behind a mile-long trail of blood as his battered body scraped against the rough pavement.

Horrified motorists in Ukraine’s Khmelnytskyi region saw Barsik bleeding profusely and pulled over to help. The dog’s paws were skinned to the bone and he endured painful injuries to his stomach and neck. He was so traumatized, he shook for two days, according to the vet who treated him.

At the scene, witnesses encountered Volodymyr Baydych, a high-ranking regional government official. Baydych allegedly said that he was punishing Barsik for biting his mother, and planned to abandon the injured dog in the woods.

Local officials have launched a criminal case against Baydych for the appalling act of cruelty.

Barsik’s abuser must answer for his actions and should not be in a position of public authority. Sign this petition urging the Khmelnytskyi Regional Prosecutor’s Office to pursue this case to the fullest extent of the law and call for a lifelong ban on having any animals.

EU: Dead animals from the USA for the auto industry

 

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With great fanfare, the EU and the US settle their controvercy over beef exports.

The Trade Committee of the European Parliament has cleared the way for additional beef imports from the United States.
Members voted 26 to 7 votes in favor of the agreement on Monday, which is expected to apply from 2020.
The message was clear, said committee chairman Bernd Lange: “We would like to de-escalate the trade tensions with the US.”

The EU Commission had already announced in mid-June that parts of the global import quota of 45,000 tonnes of non-hormone-treated beef per annum will be reserved for US providers in the future.

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New EU Ambassador to Washington, Stavros Lambrinidis, assessed US-EU trade relations as the “strongest and largest relations in the world”.

US beef exports to the EU will rise 46 percent in the first year, 90 percent over seven years, Trump said. That’s an increase of $ 270 million. Certainly not bad, a game changer for the American beef industry is not.

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The US government has already had to launch two rescue packages to help the farmers out of a state of emergency. The mood on the farms is getting worse. The good news for the farmers now gives reason to celebrate.

The rest is shared by exporters such as Australia, Argentina and Uruguay. Technically, such a split violates World Trade Organization (WTO) rules, but the other three nations have announced they will not appeal. This gave Europeans the opportunity to show “goodwill” towards the United States.

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“This WTO-compliant agreement respects our high standards of ecology and food safety as well as our economic interests, meaning that tariffs on EU exports are prevented,” said the German Federal Government’s coordinator for transatlantic cooperation, Peter Beyer.

https://www.wiwo.de/politik/ausland/usa-und-eu-einigen-sich-rindfleisch-deal-herzhaftes-lachen-magere-bedeutung/24867772.html

My comment: The German auto industry / the German labor market has prevailed once more. Fearing further customs duties, EU is kneeling in front of Trump!

I do not know if everyone has understood that the substance of the criminal deal is based on Peter Beyer’s statement: “This WTO-compliant agreement respects our high standards of ecology and food safety as well as our economic interests, meaning that tariffs on EU exports are prevente,”!

That means: Dead animals from the USA against cars from the EU.

Was not it weeks ago that the EU wants to declare the climate emergency, or did we misunderstand it?

Already in June 28, 1919, EU has signed the Free Trade Agreement (Mercosur) with the South American bovine barons. The corrupt commissioners cheered:
“EU is likely to face a huge boom, soon will drop inches in the amount of more than 4 billion euros, which opens up enormous opportunities for us.”

With clear words: with low inche, can be cars, car parts, machinery, chemicals … imported from the EU to South America.
For this they provide us with the necessary soya for our livestock, which comes from the primeval forests that have been burned for this purpose.

So … cattle breeding, car industry and meat operation, as well as their transport, complement each other perfectly for climate protection, according to the EU conception?
Or did we get it wrong again?

We feign peace and sell weapons.
We pretend for climate protection and we cover the entire globe (to save the German car industry) with beef.

How many lies, corruption and crime for people and the environment do we want, the EU citizens still tolerate?

When will we finally abolish this criminal dirt club?

My best regards to all, Venus

 

Romania: Caring Activists Take to the Streets and the Agriculture Ministry in Support of the 14,000+ Sheep Who Drowned at Midia.

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We fully support the efforts of our Romanian campaigners who took to the streets in Bucharest to speak out for the 14,000+ sheep that lost their lives in the recent incident at Midia.

 

WHAT DO WE WANT? STOP THE DEATH SHIPS!

WHEN DO WE WANT IT? NOW!

 

Caring Romanians have united at the country’s agriculture ministry in Bucharest on behalf of the >14,000 sheep who suffered & died when a live export ship capsized last week.

 

Thank you, Romanian friends — United in defence of innocent animals we stand with you!

 

 

Happy Birthday Captain Watson!

 

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Happy Birthday to our founder and hero, the legendary Captain Paul Watson!
Thank you for starting a global movement that we are honored to be a part of.

The crews of The M/V Sharpie, The M/V Farley Mowat, The RV Martin Sheen, The M/V John Paul DeJoria, The M/V White Holly, and The MV Brigitte Bardot wish you the very happiest of birthdays!

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And we wish you the very happiest of birthdays to, Paul Watson!
We wholeheartedly wish to keep you healthy and active for a long time, and we are sure that the sea creatures also want the same.

All the best
from the Team World Animals Voice and its readers

Romania: Get Festive – Buy A Christmas Meal for A Shelter Dog – Only $1 Each – Read On …….

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WAV Comment – I think I purchased 25 Christmas Day meals for the shelter dogs last year, so I know it works – and what price for a shelter dog special meal.  People waste so much during the Christmas season; for me it was very rewarding to know that I had helped to fill the hungry bellies of 25 rescue dogs last Christmas day.  Please do your bit if you can – buy a Christmas meal for a stray – Regards Mark.

 

 

Dear Mark

Years ago, I had a dream. My dream was to put an end to animal suffering in my hometown, especially to help the homeless, abandoned, and abused dogs find the love, respect and appreciation they deserve, and place them in forever homes. Little by little my dream is becoming a reality. I haven’t saved all the stray dogs in my community, but I’m getting there. I have an amazing staff and supporters who continue to help me along the way.

Last night, I woke up frightened. My heart pumping fast, hands shaking, tears in my eyes. I dreamt about my Printz (my first beautiful rescued dog, saved from death). He was all wet, full of blood, alone, in need of help. I could see him but this time, I couldn’t help him at all. I could read in his expressive eyes his hunger, pain and despair. It was more like a nightmare.

Being on their own, dogs like my Printz have freedom but they are so exposed to risk of injuries, abuses, diseases and starvation. Stray dogs are dependent on us as much as we, humans, are on them…once we get to know and love them! My Printz, alone, in my dream represents all the dogs I couldn’t save, the dogs who died alone in misery and silence. I woke up feeling depressed, but somehow, I knew I had to turn this nightmare into a positive thing…and that’s why I decided to tell you about it.

I was able to wake up from my nightmare, as all of you have. But these dogs can’t. Not unless we help them!

Christmas is the time of year when people celebrate and express the most sincere human emotions: generosity, kindness, compassion, love, appreciation. But we must remember that Christmas is not only for people ...

From time to time, the memory of Printz comes up (this time it came in the shape of a dream) to remind me of my mission and the overwhelming plight of the homeless dogs in Romania. My dream for this Christmas is to end the nightmare these dogs relive each day. Even if it’s just for one day.

Together we can end their nightmare, not only on Christmas Day, but every day!

  • 1 EUR/USD = bowl of warm meal donated on Christmas Day to #roldadogs in our shelters
  • 1 EUR/month = bowl of high nutrient food donated to starving stray dogs in the Galati area
  • 15 EUR = a winter gift for a dog (straws and jacket to keep warm)
  • 50 EUR = a visit to the vet for an injured, rescued dog

To see other ways you can help a hungry dog this Christmas, visit our 2019 Christmas page or donate directly from our donation page.

You can also donate via PayPal using the link below.

https://www.paypal.me/ROLDA 

This Christmas let’s try together to stop the Romanian dogs’ nightmare and bring the Spirit of Christmas where our voiceless friends need it the most!

GOOD NEWS!!!

ROLDA’s newly renovated https://sponsoradog.rolda.org/ is now up and running. We’ve made it easier for our supporters to either sponsor or adopt a rescue dog.

In this specific link: https://sponsoradog.rolda.org/dog-profile/ we explain how our dog profiles are created and what each dog’s details mean.

Please visit our new site today!

ROLDA is an international charity that helps homeless animals in Romania using a responsible, efficient, and humane approach.

 

Our programs serve homeless, abandoned, and abused animals, as well as pets with financially troubled owners such as senior citizens, retirees, and unemployed people … all who have difficulty providing for their furry companions.

 

Visit our Facebook page. Like it and Share it to help us save more animals in Romania!

 

Visit our colorful website full of useful, fresh information about our rescue campaigns.

 

Donations, large or small, are always welcomed! 
Please choose your preferred option:

1.Donate by PayPal:
PayPal.me/SaveStrays

2. Donate via our secure website

3. Donate via international bank transfer directly to ROLDA’s bank account in Romania:

IBAN EUR: RO58BTRLEURCRT0PA6711501
Swift/Bic code: BTRLRO22
Account name: Fundatia ROLDA
Bank name: Banca Transilvania

4. Make a gift in your will

 

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