Don’t Forget – we do have a free translator on SAV for you to read all our articles in another language if you wish.

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Don’t Forget – we do have a free translator on SAV for you to read all our articles in another language if you wish.

 

On SAV, it is directly below the World Map – go to https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/ find the world map n the left side and the translator is directly below it. Loads of languages for you to convert from English to ?? – just take your pick if it makes life easier to read.

 

All WAV articles are also repeated on SAV; so you still catch up with all the latest by visiting SAV and translating if you wish.

 

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Regards Mark.

 

South Africa: Thank you for signing our petition – for taking action to stop the torture that is live export.

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Friends and fellow campaigners;

 

As many of you know, we have had a lot in common with the recent movements of the ‘Al Shuwaikh’ for some months now – from the days earlier in the year when thousands (70,000 to be precise) of live sheep were exported in this rust heap out to the Middle East for ritual slaughter:

 

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/08/10/romania-exporting-over-100000-sheep-to-iran-per-month-after-al-shuwaikh-we-are-interested-in-the-current-situation/

 

We tracked it each day by satellite and gave regular updates of its position(s).

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/08/03/al-shuwaikh-sheep-transporter-vessel-expected-in-qatar-today-3-8-19/

 

You can find a lot more on our work with this and a lot more of other live transport work by visiting:

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/category/live-transport/ 

 

Now it has mover to South Africa to try and get involved in live sheep exports from there.

But as with Australia, the EU, and now SA; the rust heap is getting trouble and actions against it wherever it attempts to take its disgusting trade.

Here is the latest from the Exec Director at the National Council of SPCAs who have now taken up the fight that this hip belongs in one place only – the scrapyard and history books !

Best regards – Mark.

 

 

Dear Animal Warrior,

Thank you for signing our petition – for taking action to stop the torture that is live export.

 

Following the harrowing days spent at the East London harbour by our Inspectors at the NSPCA when some 60 000 sheep were loaded for shipment to the Middle East, we are finally in a position to confirm that criminal charges in terms of the Animals Protection Act No 71 of 1962 have been laid.

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The charges were laid against the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) as well as Eastern Cape Rural Development and Agrarian Reform, Al Mawashi – the owners of the Al Shuwaikh vessel, who have a company in South Africa, the captain of the Al Shuwaikh, the Page Farming Trust, and individuals from the Page Farming Trust.

 

Conditions on board the Al Shuwaikh included dangerously high ammonia levels on some of the enclosed decks, dirty conditions including faeces in the food and water troughs, together with other serious welfare concerns. On the dock and feedlot animals were treated in an inhumane manner, and attempts were made to load sick, injured and lame animals onto the vessel. These sentient beings meant nothing to the officials and exporters. Our pleas to treat the animals humanely fell on deaf ears. Seeing the suffering of these sheep even before their departure, and watching the Al-Shuwaikh depart was heartbreaking, but it has also affirmed our determination to advocate for justice on their behalf.

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We have received criticism that it has taken too long to lay the charges for animal cruelty.  Preparing separate dockets for the feedlot, the harbour and the vessel carrying the sheep has involved the collation of valuable evidence from 15 staff members.  Carefully completed dockets with the relevant evidence have been handed over to the South African Police Services who will now only be required to obtain statements from the accused.

 

We also met with our legal counsel who have confirmed that we have a case for the High Court. The intention is not only to ensure that the Al-Shuwaikh does not return to our shores, but also to challenge the issue of exporting live animals by sea. 

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We believe that live export by sea is completely unacceptable and unnecessary.

 

We would like to sincerely thank you for your support in our campaign to stop this heinous trade and know that you will continue to stand with us as we face this giant. We may have lost this battle – but we have not lost the war, and we will continue to do what it takes to make sure that this never happens again in South Africa.

 

Kind regards

 

Marcelle Meredith 

National Council of SPCAs

Executive Director

 

P.S. The costs incurred thus far have been exorbitant and we have a long road ahead. With donations from caring South Africans and international supporters, we are hopeful that we will be in a financial position to proceed with this landmark case.  We stand together against this animal cruelty. With donations from caring South Africans and international supporters, we are hopeful that we will be in a financial position to proceed with this landmark case.  We stand together against this animal cruelty.

Visit the site at https://nspca.co.za/

 

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The other Christmas story!

 

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At these time, Christmas time, it was a bid from the meat lobby that meat must be subsidized so everyone can afford it.

Advent used to have the character of a Lent, but now it is the time when supermarkets and discounters offer cheap meat, including the “Christmas goose”.
So the traders made their way from Germany, to the country, that is called Poland, so that they should find cheap geese there.

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The EU had fed Poland with billions of euros to produce cheap poultry meat.
And when the merchants were there, the time came for the geese to be slaughtered. The geese looked terrible, the feathers had been plucked alive for down jackets, and hoses had been stuffed into their beaks to produce a magnificent goose liver, also known as foie gras.

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They got a place in a stable where they were made ready for the well-traveled traders.
When the geese were slaughtered by modern slaves, they were also packaged in plastic by modern slaves. Then they were frozen and landed by truck as a special offer under 10 euros in the many shops, where consumers, enjoyed pleasurably.

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And the angel said to them, “Fear not! Behold, I proclaim to you great joy that will befall all the people; because you were given cheap geese.
Their downs ended up in down jackets and their liver was sold as foie gras. In addition, you still get dangerous germs incl. ”

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And everyone was happy, but they did not see the unspeakable suffering of the geese – only cheap it had to be.
And when you’ve read this Christmas story, spread the word these geese have written to you.

From the Blog:  https://netzfrauen.org/2017/11/09/martinsgans/

 

And I mean… Until the last useful idiot of our society realizes that consuming meat and animal products is a crime against animals, the animals are still treated like slaves, and especially at Christmas time, when everyone wants to produce himself as a good guy and out of religious duty wants to decorate the festival of love with abundant animal blood.

Oh! Human beings, this disgusting pack!

How can the slaughter, the maltreatment of millions of innocent animals, be combined with love, humanity and peace in Christmas?
That alone, provides us with the justification why religions should be banned: they have brought the evil into this world.

My best regards to all, Venus

Don`t be an asshole and despise Lucy Jaine

 

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Hunters like to claim that they don’t get perverse pleasure out of killing, but these “sexy” hunting photos strongly suggest otherwise. Lucy Jaine, a hunter from New Zealand, seemingly enjoys killing animals and then posing for provocative photo shoots with their dead bodies, often with their blood smeared on her.

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Jaine and her partner say that they go hunting five to eight times a month and take their three young children. They commonly kill pigs, deer, chamois, tahrs, goats, rabbits, and wallabies before she apparently strips down for bloody, nearly naked photo sessions.

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The couple appears to use dogs as if they were mere hunting tools and frequently shoots animals but will also stab them to death. “If it’s a pig hunt, we bring the dogs and when we get to the spot we collar them up and follow them in,” she said. “We then stick the pig or shoot it, gut it then carry it out.”

It certainly doesn’t appear that she hunts because of some absurd sophistry about not wanting animals to suffer. All the evidence suggests that she does so for the same reason all hunters do: She enjoys killing. And she clearly enjoys attention.

https://www.peta.org/blog/new-zealand-hunter-sexy-hunting-photos

 

And I mean: Both the serial killer and the violent hunter think he’s involved in something important. Conspicuously, brain anomalies are detected in serial killers.
Violence leaves traces in the brain after a short time.

It’s time for us to recognize hobby hunting as what it really is: a pastime for psychopaths with low moral hygiene.

My best regards to all, Venus

 

Animals Asia Vietnam drawing competition draws attention to bloody animal festivals.

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WAV Comment – Wonderful to see that the younger generation are doing so much more now to promote animal welfare – congrats to all involved – Mark.

 

Vietnam drawing competition draws attention to bloody animal festivals

13 November 2019

https://www.animalsasia.org/uk/media/news/news-archive/vietnam-drawing-competition-draws-attention-to-bloody-animal-festivals.html

On the 28th of October, an awards ceremony was held at the Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre. The prizes were for a drawing competition to raise awareness about animal welfare and cruel animal festivals. There were lots of great entries and picking the winners was a challenging task for the judges.

Fortunately, we had the help of some talented and experienced judges including professors from the Vietnam University of Fine Arts, well known illustrators La Studio from Ho Chi Minh city, as well as our Animal Welfare Director Dave Neale.

First prize went to Cam Anh Ng for a powerful piece that closely focuses on a pig used in a pig slaughter festival. The judges were impressed by the powerful composition and use of colour.

On winning, Cam Anh Ng said:

“It is a nice surprise to find out that I won this competition. With this drawing, the key message I want to give is that animals suffer in the same way that humans do when they bleed. I really hope people will understand that animals need to be treated better to avoid such cruelty.”

Read and see more work via the above link.

 

 

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England: A Man Amongst Wolves.

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Englishman Shaun Ellis has joined a pack of wolves, living and behaving like them. Abandoned at birth, three wolf pups are raised by Shaun who then teaches them the ways of the wild. As they grow up, he feeds, sleeps and breaths the same air as his wolves and in return they give him a place in the pack. Seeing the world as a wolf, Shaun takes a step further and comes up with a plan to help wild wolves threatened in Poland.

 

 

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/11/19/eu-member-states-should-protect-their-wolves-says-the-european-court-of-justice/ 

 

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Greece: Donkeys continue to be abused as taxis

 

PETA’s motto is in part: animals are not there to entertain us or exploit them in any other way.

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A video released today by PETA shows that donkeys and mules are still abused on the Greek holiday island Santorin as “donkey taxis”. Although the Greek Ministry of Rural Development banned rides -after PETA’s appeal- last year for tourists weighing over 100 kilograms, the animals still have to carry some heavyweight people.

Despite international protests, media reports and publications, the holiday island still sticks to its “animal tradition”. The four-legged animals are often brutally beaten with sticks and maltreated by inexperienced riders.

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On the pictures from September this year, it can be seen that some animals – sometimes driven by whistle-blowers by the donkey guides – stumble and thus also become a danger for walkers; in part, tourists fled to wall projections to avoid them.
The animal rights organization is now calling on the responsible Greek politicians with an online petition to prohibit tourist donkey riding altogether.

“In Firá exhausted donkeys and mules with bloody wounds are still driven up and down the steep, slippery steps from morning to night. But even for humans, this stupid tourist attraction is dangerous: Again and again, strollers were pushed aside, and also PETA’s eyewitness had to avoid the partly unattended animals several times, so as not to be injured. We appeal to the legislator to act responsibly and finally ban these ride.said Sylvie Bunz, Special Project Manager at PETA.

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Peta also criticized that the donkeys on Santorini do not rest even at night: they are used early in the morning to carry heavy garbage bags.
This is also recorded on the video-recordings. Worst of all, if the donkeys are too weak and no longer fit, they are often abandoned and left to their own devices.

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Background information

The animal rights organization revealed already in 2018 (we also reported about that: https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2018/09/14/greece-satisfied-tourists-tormented-animals/) the abuses of the supposed tourist attraction.

Although the ascent with the cable car is possible, about a year later several hundred donkeys and mules need to be taken several times a day suffer with stupid tourists on their backs who have to overcome more than 500 steps to the city of Firá.

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Although the Greek Ministry set a weight limit, PETA’s new research shows that the donkey leaders do not abide by the scheme and that there are no controls. In addition, many tourists are visibly overwhelmed with the animals: they rammed their heels into their flanks to make them go, or they pull down the stairs.

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Bad saddles and provisional girths made of plastic hoses scrub on the sensitive skin of donkeys and mules. Most of the animals have skin lesions ranging from sores to open, bloody wounds under the abdomen and at the tail. Some quadrupeds have eye injuries.
Others put on tight “muzzles” that cause injury to humans and animals through pointed wire ends.

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While the animals persevere in the Mediterranean sun and have to wait for the next tour, the owners refuse to give them essential items such as water, shade or weather protection.

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The Europe-wide renowned horse expert and non-fiction author Ingolf Bender wrote for PETA an “animal welfare expert opinion” on the problem; He criticizes the consistently poor equipment and considers it as “gross animal welfare” to use the animals for several hours without food and water.
“We appeal to all travelers to distance themselves from supposed attractions with animals and to make their journey animal-friendly,” said Bender.

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In contrast to horses, signs of pain, anxiety or illness in donkeys are difficult to recognize. When faced with a potential danger, root their feet on the ground to analyze the situation.
Often, this behavior is considered “stubbornness,” although donkeys are in fact simply scared at such moments.

https://wildbeimwild.com/kunterbunt/griechenland-esel-und-maultiere-weiterhin-gequaelt

Please sign and share: https://www.peta.de/Santorin-2019

 

My comment: What did the greek government expect?
That donkey riders weigh the fat tourists before they get on the animals?

Or that the pet traders are waived on a taxi round for a monster body, if no one controls them?
This law was so incomplete and offered many tricks and shorts right from the start, so that only one who has never been to Greece would believe it could work.

Animals as a tourist attraction – which country does not have it? a pure torture!


The dirty media network
is full of photos with “nostalgic” animal memories, but the truth behind the beautiful pictures is cruel: Animals are chained, penned, maltreated, hunted and – if not useful – killed.

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My best regards to all, Venus

India: 4 sweethearts covered in solid tar, only able to move their eyes

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4 sweethearts covered in solid tar, only able to move their eyes

 

Four incredibly dear puppies came close to losing their lives in a horrendous accident when they stumbled into spilled tar in a garbage pile. When the first one wandered in and got stuck, she must have cried with so much emotion that the others came to see what was the matter, and they too got glued down by the awful tar.

We knew they had a mother, but we couldn’t find her until the day following their rescue and the hours-long process of removing the tar with oil and dish soap. The little sweethearts were dazed with confusion, pain, fear and frustration, and two were so completely covered that all they could move was their eyes. But by the time Mommy arrived, they were freed from the poisonous grip of the tar and ready for the comfort of her love.

 

Help suffering sweethearts when they need us the most. Please donate.

 

 

EU: Member States should protect their wolves, says the European Court of Justice.

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Member States should protect their wolves, says the European Court of Justice

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The Court of Justice of the European Union has confirmed the strict protection of the wolf in Europe, saying that hunting permits should be delivered only in exceptional cases, and as a very last resort after non-lethal measures have been adequately implemented and have failed.

This good news for the species came last week when the EU Court of Justice (EUJC) delivered its decision on the permits granted by the Finnish Wildlife Agency to kill wolves – a seriously endangered species in Finland, with only around 200 individuals left – to prevent poaching and harm to hunting dogs.

The decision stresses that the wolf is a strictly protected species, and that the provisions of the EU Habitats Directive must be interpreted in light of the precautionary principle in Article 191(2) TFEU. In other words, if there is any risk (due to a lack of scientific data) that a hunting permit will adversely affect the conservation of the wider wolf population, then it should not be granted.

“The EUCJ decision is great news for wolves, and provides clear guidance on how derogations according to the Habitats Directive should be delivered. Member States’ efforts should focus on preventing conflicts and ensuring coexistence with the wolf and other strictly protected species, instead of calling for hunting permits,” says Reineke Hameleers, Director of  Eurogroup for Animals. “We call on the European Commission to take into consideration these important EUCJ conclusions when updating the guidance document on the strict protection of Animal Species of Community Interest under the Habitats Directive.”

 

 

Ukraine: No European money for Ukrainian poultry company.

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No European money for Ukrainian poultry company

Faced with strong opposition, MHP, the main Ukrainian poultry meat company exporting to the EU, has withdrawn its application for a grant from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

Over the past five months, Eurogroup for Animals and its Member organisations have urged the European Union and its Member States to prevent the EBRD from granting another €100 million loan to MHP.

Our message was clear: the loan must respect the rules of the EBRD, which means that the grantee’s operations must follow animal welfare standards equivalent to those applied in the EU. This was not – and still has not – been proven for MHP.

The discussions at the EBRD were postponed several times after the European Commission, through Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan, expressed its opposition to the EBRD granting such a loan to MHP. The EBRD had even published a recognition of the numerous concerns voiced by stakeholders and indicated that they would carry out a proper assessment of whether their environmental and social criteria – including animal welfare – were respected.

The announcement by the Ukrainian company that it has finally withdrawn its request for a loan is a victory. Faced with strong opposition from not only the animal welfare movement, the environmental NGOs and the European poultry sector, but also from the EU institutions themselves in the context of difficult EU-Ukraine trade discussions, the company has opted for another way to finance its acquisition of a Slovenian poultry producer, avoiding thus more scrutiny.

Eurogroup for Animals welcomes that no additional European money will fund unsustainable agricultural practices carried out by the Ukrainian poultry giant. In addition, considering the steep increase in animal products imported by the EU from Ukraine, we call on the EU and its Member States to encourage Ukraine to fulfil its commitment to align with EU animal welfare rules faster.

 

 

 

France: Revealed: The horrible fate of French animals exported alive to third countries.

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Revealed: The horrible fate of French animals exported alive to third countries

 

Suspended by their legs while still conscious, tied up and with their necks cut halfway through: a new investigation by Animals International reveals the fate of French animals exported alive to Morocco and Lebanon.

Today in France, Welfarm, Fondation Brigitte Bardot, L214, CIWF France and La Fondation Droit Animal, Ethique et Sciences are releasing footage filmed by Animals International’s investigators in slaughterhouses in these countries.

Every year, France exports live animals to other EU and non-EU countries. When it comes to animals transported outside the EU territories, the majority of animals are destined for countries in which the slaughterhouses do not have the infrastructure and equipment required to comply with the standards established by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) in regards to slaughter. 

In 2018 alone France exported 83,914 sheep and cows, mainly to Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon and Israel. Hanging the animals by their paws, pushing fingers into their eyes, slashing their throats, binding them, slicing their tendons, and letting to struggle with their heads half cut off are common practices in slaughterhouses in North Africa and the Middle East, where Animals International has been investigating for 10 years.

Confronted with this evidence, Welfarm, Fondation Brigitte Bardot, L214, CIWF France, La Fondation Droit Animal, Ethique et Sciences and Animals International, together with Eurogroup for Animals, have sent a letter to the French Minister urging him to stop the export of live animals and to shift to a meat and carcasses trade.

ACTION:

Sign the Welfarm petition to stop live exports
Read the article by Le Monde

France: Happy Halloween with 8 destroyed hunting towers!

 

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Received anonymously: Trick or treat !

During the night of October 31st to November 1st, 2019, poltergeists went to work. In reaction to the hunters who tortured and wounded the inhabitants of the forest, we bit back with the teeth of a saber saw. 8 hunting towers were targeted by the spell ACTIVISTA ANTISPECISTUM.

They were cut up, dismantled and then collapsed on the ground. Saturday’s hunting party will be severely compromised …

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The revengeful spirits have also left a trace on their way (‘Their life, your profits, die’) on a neighboring farm ‘respectful of animal welfare’ to remind that respect does not stand for a haystack on the ground of a prison and as a promise of an imminent return.

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Happy Halloween to the forest people!!

 

French: Des bonbons ou un sort !

Dans la nuit du 31 octobre au 1er novembre 2019, des esprits frappeurs facétieux se sont mis au travail. Les chasseur.esse.s ayant torturé et meurtri les habitant.e.s de la forêt se sont pris.e.s un retour de baton, ou plutôt de scie sabre. 8 miradors ont subi le sort ACTIVISTA ANTISPECISTUM. Ils ont été découpés, démantelés puis se sont effondrés au sol. La partie de chasse de samedi va être sévèrement compromise…

Les esprits vengeurs ont également laissé une trace de leur passage (“Leur vie, vos profits, crevez”) sur un élevage voisin “respectueux du bien-être animal” pour rappeler que le respect ne tient pas à une botte de paille sur le sol d’une prison. Promesse d’un retour imminent.

Joyeux halloween aux habitant.e.s de la forêt

https://animalliberationpressoffice.org/NAALPO/2019/11/04/hunting-towers-destroyed-france-2/

 

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And I mean … every now and then we have to start the day with good news, because there is so little of it …

Best regards to all, Venus

China records third case of plague this Month.

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China records third case of plague this month

Three people from the rural village of Xilingol League have been diagnosed with different forms of the disease in November.

A 55-year-old man has become the third person to be diagnosed with a form of plague in China this month.

The unnamed man, from the rural village of Xilingol League, became infected with bubonic plague after killing and eating a wild rabbit on 5 November.

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He is being treated at a hospital in the city of Huade in Inner Mongolia, a statement from the health authority in the region said.

The statement added that 28 people who had close contact with the man were quarantined, but none have a fever or are showing other plague symptoms.

Two patients, also from Xilingol League, were diagnosed with pneumonic plague in Beijing on 12 November.

Bubonic plague is the most common form of plague and is caused by the bite of an infected flea.

The bacteria travels to a lymph node which becomes inflamed and painful, causing a “bubo”.

Pneumonic plague, the most severe form of the infection, can develop from bubonic plague and results in a lung infection, causing shortness of breath, headaches and coughing.

Both types of plague are caused by the Yersinia pestis bacterium, and the infections can be fatal in up to 90% of sufferers who are not treated.

The pneumonic variant – where the bacterium is breathed into the lungs – is more dangerous because it is spread through coughing.

Septicaemic plague is a rare third variant which infects the bloodstream.

China has largely eradicated plague, but occasional cases are still reported, especially among hunters who come into contact with fleas that carry the bacterium.

The last major known outbreak was in 2009, when several people died in the town of Ziketan in Qinghai province on the Tibetan Plateau.

Plague has killed tens of millions of people around the world in three major pandemics, with about a third of Europe’s population wiped out in the 1300s by bubonic plague, known as the Black Death.

The bacterium is believed to have originated in Yunnan in southwest China, where it remains endemic.

https://news.sky.com/story/china-records-third-case-of-plague-this-month-11864058

More ……

 

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/11/18/chinese-man-diagnosed-bubonic-plague-eating-wild-rabbit/

 

Rodent populations have risen in Inner Mongolia after persistent droughts, worsened by climate change. An area the size of the Netherlands was hit by a “rat plague” last summer, causing damages of 600 million yuan ($86 million), Xinhua said.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/18/china-records-third-case-of-deadly-bubonic-plague

 

 

https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-plague/chinas-inner-mongolia-reports-fresh-bubonic-plague-case-idUKKBN1XR09K

 

 

 

 

Austria: electric torture at scandal abattoir

Already in 2015, the “association against animal factories” (VGT) received shocking material from this southern Styrian slaughterhouse. In recent weeks, the slaughterhouse was mainly in the media because of a “rotten-meat” scandal.

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Now new shots show how cruel it still going on in 2019 in this slaughterhouse.

Blows, kicks and injured animals, slaughterhouse veterinarians are just watching!

Brand-new images of a Styrian slaughterhouse show employees torturing pigs with electric tricycles in different situations. In several cases, the official slaughterhouse veterinarians watch for a few minutes and do not step in! The “association against animal factories” (VGT) refunds comprehensive advertisements.

A few weeks ago, the scandal began around a Styrian slaughterhouse, which, according to media reports, had processed meat from animals that were to be classified as carcass waste.

Now comes the shocking footage of August and October this year, which show gross violations of the Animal Welfare Act and the Battle Ordinance.
Even if the operation has been closed for a short time: the allegations to the authorities remain!

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Electric torture: pigs roar in pain

According to the European regulation for the protection of animals, the use of electric drivers at the time of killing is strictly regulated and limited.
Only on clearly movement-denying animals, which can actually move on, electric drivers may be used to a small extent.
The videos from the slaughterhouse show another, cruel reality: “Pigs that are already running or even trapped with other pigs are systematically shocked and the screams of the pigs can be heard all the way to the cemetery opposite,” explains VGT vice-chairman David Richter.

Slaughterhouse veterinarians are just watching!

In the imagination of many people animal welfare violations in slaughterhouses would actually have to be prevented by the presence of official veterinarians.
But the current detection shows a different picture: the pigs are driven by the electric shock device directly to the veterinarians – without intervention of the veterinarians, systematically over several hours. The VGT filed a complaint against the two veterinarians for abuse of office.

Beating, kicking and injured animals

Particularly hard to bear are the scenes of a pig with significant walking problems and a severely injured foreleg.

Nevertheless, the animal is forced to walk with the stun gun.
A cattle is delivered with a swollen leg, hobbling. Other shots show the faces of pigs and cattle and a kick towards the pig’s head.

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Such punches and kicks are in turn prohibited by the battle ordinance.
A comprehensive complaint against the employees of the slaughterhouse has been submitted to the district main team Leibnitz.

Consequences demanded

Already in 2015, the slaughterhouse caused a negative sensation in the wake of the slaughterhouse scandal. The allegations at the time of the violence in the activities of the animals are partly reflected in the current material.
Changes since 2015 did not appear to be effective, at least in this area.

“The fact that there are still veterinarians who are not immediately involved in such activities is seen as a failure of official control measures,” concludes David Richter.

A recent petition (https://vgt.at/actionalert/skandalschlachthof2019/index.php) to the Styrian Parliament demands consequences: exact investigations and possibly penalties for those involved; Improvements and transparency in official slaughterhouse controls (for example in the form of annual reports); and a final closure (without “reopening”) of the scandal operation.

And this one week before the Styrian state election – how will the state policy react?

https://vgt.at/presse/news/2019/news20191118mn.php

 

My comment: A shit will react the politics!

Animal welfare is a topic that is represented in Austria with less than 3%.
This is what the last state elections on 29th September 2019 showed. The party, in which Martin Balluch (founder of VGT) ran for animal welfare, reached only 2.5% and thus no place in parliament. https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/09/24/austria-give-your-vote-for-martin-balluch-for-the-animals/

An indifferent and disinterested society has strengthened the backs of corrupt lobbyists for years and these will return to power over and over again, with or without rotten meat.

Suffering animals and a bit of rotten meat can not change the rotten conscience of voters.

My best regards to all, Venus

Germany: and the crosses of “Farmer Willi”!

 

Suddenly they were there. The green crosses of wood, covered with white signs. But what is behind it?

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On 4 September 2019, the State Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner and Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze have decided, inter alia, that the cancer weed killer glyphosate from 2024 completely, and particularly harmful pesticides in most nature reserves will be already banned.

The insect killing is to be contained with it. The farmers should also create retreat areas for insects, the federal government wants to identify more biotopes. With 100 million euros, research on insect repellent is to be supported.

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Even the controversial animal welfare label will come.
In addition, more agricultural subsidies, which have so far been paid mainly for the simple possession of land, should finance environmental projects by farmers, for example.

The farmers have organized a rebellion under the “Farmer Willi”.

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Currently, the “farmer Willi” calls all farmers to protest with green wooden crosses in their fields against the “agricultural package” of the Federal Government.

But in his statements he often advocates the interests of agrochemical companies such as Bayer AG.

“Bayer / Monsanto, Syngenta, Gene-Lobby & Co. see their profit interests by the “agricultural package” massively endangered, but psychologically clever as they are, do not act on their own, but send targeted “farmer Willi, the small farmers & rural women “ before.

Behind the ridiculous crosses is actually a nationwide campaign.. “Protect the farmers by a yes to the poison and factory farming”.

Similar PR actions and the enormous power of the agricultural lobby in the past have led to massive groundwater problems with nitrate in Germany.

The farmers say, “The package is” so closely tied up “that it takes away the air of many companies to breathe.
In agriculture, this would result in a significant land loss of many areas, and the use of many resources should be massively reduced. This is an encroachment on our property values, as areas would be worthless and could no longer be used for food production.
Furthermore, there is a high risk of “falling yields” and threatens a decline in regional products.

At last, a high price for an animal welfare indicator, in view of the many already existing labels on the market, no one needs more “!!

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And we say: In reality, it’s the other way around:
If the soil continues to be poisoned,
the insects continue to die,
the groundwater continues to be contaminated
and our food continues to deteriorate,
then our diet will destroy our lives.

So we see the crosses in the fields as a symbol of death, exploitation, and destruction of the animal and nature world.
And we consider this abuse of Christian symbols for poison, glyphosate and factory farming not only ridiculous, but a sign of farmer primitiveness.

My best regards to all, Venus

‘Clustermap’ All of a Cluster !

Hi all;

 

well our global Clustrmap (the World map on the left of the site) which we use to see where visitors are arriving from seems to have been a bit up in the air over the last few days to say the least.

This service is totally out of our control.

https://clustrmaps.com/site/1a9kn    

Visitor traffic for yesterday showed that zero people had attended the site – where as in fact we had around 300 visitors.

We do not know what has gone wrong, but at the moment things seem a bit ‘iffy’.

All we will do is keep banging out posts as usual with the hope that Clustrmap gets back on track and shows the real amounts of visitors.

Regards Mark and Venus.

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Scotland: Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) clash with gamekeepers over missing Scots sea eagles.

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RSPB clash with gamekeepers over missing Scots sea eagles

 

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TWO tagged sea eagles disappeared on the same day after last being recorded on Scottish grouse moors.

RSPB Scotland has appealed for information after the protected birds of prey, also known as white-tailed eagles, disappeared “in highly suspicious circumstances” this summer. Transmissions from the tags ceased on July 22. One of the birds, known as ‘White L’, was a male tagged as a chick in Fife in 2016. His tag last transmitted on a moor near the Banchory to Fettercairn road in Aberdeenshire. The other chick disappeared on managed moorland at Tomatin, on the A9 between Inverness and Aviemore. It was born in Inverness-shire.

RSPB Scotland said the Inverness-shire moor is “in an area with a history of raptor persecution, including numerous suspicious disappearances of tagged golden eagles over several years”.

White-tailed eagles are Scotland’s largest birds of prey, with an eight-foot wingspan.

Ian Thomson, RSPB Scotland’s head of investigations, said: “Yet again, rare, protected birds of prey have disappeared in highly suspicious circumstances, with their last known locations on grouse moors. And yet again, we can be almost certain that these birds have been killed, with those responsible destroying all the evidence.

“The disappearance of these two eagles is more than a loss of two birds; it means any future breeding success they might have had, helping to boost the numbers of these rare birds, has also been destroyed.”

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In both cases, RSPB Scotland said the tags ceased transmitting with no prior evidence of any technical issues.

Follow-up investigations by Police Scotland and the National Wildlife Crime Unit, including searches of the final known locations of the birds, have yielded no further information as to their likely demise.

Industry body Scottish Land & Estates (SLE) said it was “frustrating” that RSPB Scotland had waited three months to issue its appeal.

SLE executive director Sarah-Jane Laing said: “It is frustrating that more than three months have passed before the appeal for information has been issued publicly by RSPB and we await further information from Police Scotland. We question RSPB’s decision to immediately point the finger of blame at grouse moors rather than to find out what has actually happened.”

The Scottish Gamekeepers Association said it was possible the tags had failed. 

A spokesman said: “There needs to be a degree of caution when dealing with satellite tag incidents.

“Tags can and do fail. They only give an indication of birds’ movements because there can be considerable time lapses in data being received.

“A bird can therefore travel a fair distance from the point the last known locational fix was sent, which makes searching often futile. We have seen cases where birds that have been given up for dead have later been located.”

Germany: “calves cheaper than canary birds”

 

The real scandal is not the price, but that animals are traded, abused, exploited and murdered.

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Calves now cost less than nine euros, according to SPIEGEL-MAGAZIN information. Such cheap prices are “the sad side effect of industrial agriculture,” says the Green Party politician Ostendorff (full member of the Committee on Food and Agriculture).

Cattle breeders in Germany are currently facing an unprecedented drop in prices.

A black and white cow calf was still worth 8.49 euros in October.

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This follows from the response of the Ministry of Agriculture to the Federal MEP Parliament, Friedrich Ostendorff, according to the information of an industrial service.

Market restrictions due to bluetongue are responsible for the price erosion, according to the ministry.
Transport restrictions, such as to Spain, have recently led to an oversupply of female calves, which cost just under 30 euros in June.

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The German Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner had expressed in a letter to her Bavarian counterparts doubt (!!!) whether such transports are compatible with the EU Regulation. A few weeks old animals are often over 19 hours in the truck on the way. Animal welfare, according to Ostendorff, that is not.

Hubertus Paetow, President of the German Agricultural Society, says that the problem has a far greater dimension: “The calf has no real place in the value chain and so it ends up being squandered in principle,” he told the magazine Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.Calves are co-products of milk production”(!!!)

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But with the restrictions alone, the price decline is hardly explainable. The green agricultural expert considers other reasons more important: The cheap prices are “the sad side effect of industrial agriculture,” says Ostendorff.
“The intensive milk production also leads to too many calves being produced for the market.”

Ottmar Ilchmann of the Association of Farming Agriculture considers the prices for a scandal: “There a calf costs less than a canary bird.” The one-sided breeding of certain breeds only on milk yield makes their offspring for the mast uneconomical.
In addition, the food supplies are scarce due to the drought.

“These thin calves are often no longer considered animals, but only as damage.”

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https://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/deutschland-kaelber-kosten-inzwischen-unter-neun-euro-a-1295665.html

 

My comment: In this one sentence manifests the perversion of industrial meat- and milk mafia:

“These thin calves are often no longer considered animals, but only as damage.”

In the concentration camps of the Nazis, about 6 million human victims were murdered and also raped, tortured…
Client: none (or one)!

In the concentration camps of the perpetrators of the 21st century, about 900 million (Germany) and 70-75 billion (worldwide) non-human victims are raped, tortured, tortured and murdered every year.

Client: Billions of carnivorous human animals.

And yet there is one difference: The Nazis did not breed their victims!
The perpetrators of the animal concentration camps are multiplying their (non-human) victims billions!

The crimes of the Nazis ended in 1945!
The crimes committed in the Tier KZ’s of the 21st century, with billions of non-human victims, continue unabated!

 

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This fact proves that the human species belongs to a fascist race, and that out of conviction.

My best regards to all, Venus

 

South Korea: Your Voice Is Being Heard in the Fight Against Dog Meat.

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Your Voice Is Being Heard in the Fight Against Dog Meat

 

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Above – Nami delivering petitions to the governor’s office. 
 

We have an exciting update from South Korea.

A petition from Lady Freethinker and Save Korean Dogs to close more than 250 illegal dog meat farms in Ganghwa Island County (part of Incheon City), S. Korea, has reached Governor Yoo Cheon Ho.

More than 30,000 of you signed the petition to urge the governor to enforce S. Korea’s laws and close all facilities that violate them, sparing animals from being crammed into tiny cages and brutally killed by electrocution, hanging, even being boiled alive.

LFT partner and Save Korean Dogs founder Nami Kim delivered the petition to the governor’s office. She expressed hope after having met with the county’s livestock department, who showed strong interest in “Empty Cages,” which provides former owners of permanently closed dog meat farms pathways to launch alternative careers.
We are encouraged by this news and will continue distributing petitions, running bus ads, and aiding the rescue of dogs from Korea’s meat trade until every dog meat farm is closed.

https://donorbox.org/donate-to-lady-freethinker-2-2-2-2?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email

 

 

 

Spain: animal tormentors run amok

 

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Tonight, like every year, this time on the second weekend of November, pitch balls were stuck to the horns of a bull and set on fire: ‘Toro de Fuego’ is called the burning bull in this way.

in Medinaceli (Spain) a bull will be dragged again with a rope tied in the antlers and chased by a crowd that will surround it to set fire to the metal frame placed on its horns, inches from its face. He will not escape, panic will take over him.

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The terror that the animal will feel is indescribable. Try to put out the fire with sudden movements, which can cause serious injuries and even to death. Due to the fire and heat the mud that covers his face will be released and the sparks of the burning teas will burn his head, the spine and the eyes.

 

The animal is in pain and runs in panic through the arena, then out onto the streets. In desperation, the bull wants to extinguish the fire and bounces his head against house walls or lanterns.
If he does not die, his fur, his eyes or his horns will burn. Because pitch can not simply be erased: it is a sticky lump of tar or turpentine. The brutal scenes you see in the video.

https://www.facebook.com/PartidoAnimalista.PACMA/

 

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And I meant…As in ancient Rome, when human sacrifices were offered to the lions as combat objects, the veteran bullfighting mafia provides a bloody spectacle for primitive, asocial, and mentally frail proletarians with the justification of tradition.
The mob wants blood: psychopaths, sadists, and horny tourists clap and roar around the victim during it trys to be free from his painful suffering.

The difference is only the animal species, the crime remains the same.

It’s not just a crime against a defenseless animal.
In the end, the bull is not killed by the fire, but by the cruelty of the executioners, by the madness of those who have given them the power to do it, and by a society that makes it possible because it is silent.

My best regards to all, Venus

Poland: Mecca of the fur industry

 

German Animal Protection Office: We discover animal cruelty on Polish fur farms and save Fox Masha

 

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Dear animal friends,

My name is Denise Weber and I have been involved with the German Animal Protection Office for many years. During this time I have already seen a lot of animal suffering and uncovered. But today, I would like to draw your attention to our new undercover research: We reveal the indescribable suffering of the animals on Polish fur farms: a short life in the cage, narrowness, fear and a cruel death waiting for the animals.

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For decades we fought together with other animal rights activists in Germany for the fact that there are no more fur farms – with success. In April of this year the last fur farm of Germany was closed. Although there are no more fur farms in Germany, fur is still sold nationwide on jackets, hats and accessories. We have therefore investigated the question of where these furs originally came from.

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The trail led us in our research into neighboring Poland. With more than 800-1000 fur farms with a total of more than 5 million fur animals, Poland has become one of the largest fur producers in Europe in recent years.
In recent weeks, we have documented the conditions on the Polish farms and found the worst conditions on the ground: mink, raccoon dogs and foxes, all animals are kept in tiny cage crates and suffer extremely under the conditions.

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Mink farms with more than 100,000 animals are not uncommon. Such farms are not only very large, but are also very well guarded and secured by the fur farmers. Some farms have built high walls with barbed wire and even watchtowers and video cameras so nobody can look beyond the shiny facade of the fur industry.

Over 8 million mink, fox and raccoon dogs are killed each year in Poland for fur.

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Nevertheless, we managed to film with a drone, among other things, how the animals live in such establishments and, above all, suffer. In addition to the huge farms, there are also many small, even together timbered farms with about 100-1,000 animals. Especially in these small farms we found injured and sick animals.

(Unfortunately, I could not find an English version for the German text of the video. But you can only understand everything by the pictures)

 

Masha, the little polar vixen, however, had incredible luck, she was not killed and is allowed to live. As part of this undercover research, we have rescued her from a Polish fur farm.

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Seeing the suffering of the animals on the fur farms deeply touched and shocked me.
It is inexplicable to me how one can lock a wild animal in a cage and let it suffer so.

But I know, only we can make a difference by not buying fur products and educating fur carriers about the animal tormenting conditions and asking them to stop buying and wearing fur.

So now I’d like to ask you: Share our campaign video with all the people you know so that we can open our eyes to as many people as possible. I am sure that the fate of Masha will cause many people to rethink!

My comment: Poland offers fantastic conditions for the fur industry and not only encourages the locals to build more farms. One mink can be kept here on an area of 0.18 square meters, for each additional animal the legislator plans an additional 0.068 square meters. This corresponds to the EU standards!!

There are the politicians who also earn money with their lobby work for the fur mafia. EU Commission wants to strengthen fur farming with its devious “EU reference center for animal welfare”.

Every year in late autumn, when the coat is thick and fluffy enough, is “harvest time”. That is, the animals are brutally killed. In foxes, this is usually done by electricity. The snout is closed with a forceps-shaped electrode and a metal rod inserted into the anus. A surge then kills the animal.
Minks are usually gassed. Then the fur is pulled over the animals’ ears.

In the meantime, a lot of undercover videos have even been shown by the state media, so NOBODY has a “I did not know”.  

They are sentient beings who spend a cruel time on this legal Dachau, stand on tight boxes, with grids under their paws, and suffer a cruel death!
They are not invisible products!
They are living beings.

If we want to talk about a civilized world, a similar campaign against the fur should have been started for a long time, as it started with the cigarettes.

My best regards to all, Venus

England: Jail Illegal Fox Hunters Say the UK Public.

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https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/jail-illegal-fox-hunters-says-20879933.amp 

 

WAV Comment:

As can be seen in the results of the poll given in the above, the Brits basically hate the abuse of wildlife in hunting – and despite the Hunting Act being introduced in 2004, hunts are still managing to escape the legislation introduced then to protect animals.  In December 2019 the UK will be having a General Election; and so the issue of tightening up on the hunting act laws are now an election issue.

Hunts must not be allowed to do their own thing and get around the legislation of the act; but yes; many welfare campaigners have argued for a long time that the regulations need to be strengthened to give the animals even more protection.

 

 

I have personally seen the results of a fox hunt, and the pure waste put out by the hunts that it (the kill) is just ‘a bite to the neck’ is complete and utter rubbish, as can be seen in one of my following photos – this is the reality of the hunt, and what wild animals such as fox end up as for the sake of a days ‘sport’ by hunting low life.

Hunting animals in my opinion is the pleasure of the lowest of the low.  What pleasure do sub lifes get from ripping an animal to bits like I show here ? – they are scum; are now and will always be.  Roll on Vinny; be a voice !

Best regards – Mark.

 

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I love to shoot foxes – but I only do it with a camera – here are a few of my pictures – better than the one above ?; I think so !

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My old mate above – a wild fox who used to come into the office and sit for a while on the window sill; before going off to do his daily things; he knew he was safe when he was with me; and I loved having him around; watched but never touched !

 

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Nobody stays behind: Firefighter rescues cat after smoke poisoning before death!

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A firefighter in Russia became a social media hero after Civil Protection released footage about him reanimating a lifeless cat.
These he had saved minutes before from a terrible fire.

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Thirty-five people and two pets of the historic building were rescued earlier this week in Tver, a city about 160 kilometers northeast of Moscow.

The fur ball suffered serious smoke poisoning when the firefighters managed to rescue it via an escape route.

The images show one of the helpers cleaning the cat’s face with water from a puddle and using his airpack – the respirator used in heavy smoke – to oxygenate the animal.

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Fortunately, the resuscitation succeeded, and after about seven minutes, the cat was regained consciousness despite the ordeal.

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Firefighter Andrey Meister told local media that he and his crew found the cat looking for survivors right after they broke into a third floor apartment in the building.

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The fire in the historic district, referred to by locals as “Morozov’s City”, occurred on Tuesday.
The city’s emergency services dispatched 19 fire trucks in response to the fire, and all residents were successfully evacuated without loss.
Another pet that was also rescued during the mission was a dog.

© All photos: Anastasia Chistyakova @chistyakova_n (Instagram)

https://deutsch.rt.com/kurzclips/94699-niemand-bleibt-zuruck-feuerwehrmann-rettet/

Our thanks and respect for the firefighter.
We need more news like this.
But most of all we need more people like Andrey Meister.
They give us hope that empathy and humanity have not been eradicated.

My best regards to all, Venus

 

South Africa: Live Exports – NSPCA lays criminal complaint against ‘sheep ship’ stakeholders. And – Kuwaiti ‘ban’ raises questions about Eastern Cape sheep,

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NSPCA lays criminal complaint against ‘sheep ship’ stakeholders

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The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) has laid a criminal complaint against stakeholders involved in the controversial export of 60,000 live sheep from East London to Kuwait last month.

The complaint, announced by the NSPCA in a statement on Thursday afternoon, is made against the department of agriculture, land reform and rural development, the Eastern Cape department of rural development and agrarian reform, Al Mawashi, the owners of the Al Shuwaikh vessel, the captain of the Al Shuwaikh, the Page Farming Trust and individuals from the Page Farming Trust.

The NSPCA believes these stakeholders contravened the Animal Protection Act.

“Our pleas to treat the animals humanely fell on deaf ears,” said Grace de Lange, manager of the NSPCA’s farm animal protection unit.

“Seeing the suffering of these sheep even before their departure, and watching the Al-Shuwaikh depart was heartbreaking, but it has also affirmed the NSPCA’s determination to advocate for justice on their behalf.”

De Lange said the NSPCA had received criticism that it had taken too long to lay the complaint.

“Preparing separate dockets for the feedlot, the harbour and the vessel carrying the sheep has involved the collation of valuable evidence from 15 staff members. Carefully completed dockets with the relevant evidence have been handed over to the South African Police Services who will now only be required to obtain statements from the accused”.

The intention was not only to ensure that the Al-Shuwaikh did not return to South African shores, but also to challenge the issue of exporting live animals by sea.

https://www.dispatchlive.co.za/news/2019-11-14-nspca-lay-criminal-complaint-against-sheep-ship-stakeholders/

 

 

 

Kuwaiti ‘ban’ raises questions about Eastern Cape sheep

 

Within the past few days, Kuwait’s Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) has taken a decision to ban the slaughter of female animals under a certain age, including sheep.

The information, learnt by DispatchLIVE on Wednesday, has raised questions about the implications for the 60,000 sheep currently being loaded onto the the Kuwait-flagged “sheep ship” Al Shuwaikh in East London.

That process began late on Tuesday afternoon.

NSPCA inspectors monitoring the loading process in the harbour say they have already seen several violations of the Animal Protection Act, including high ammonia levels and sheep panting in the heat on board the vessel.

According to reports on Arab Times Online and Al-Rai daily, PAAAFR stated: “Until further notice the slaughter of red-meat producing female animals, including sheep, cows and camels, is forbidden in order to increase the production of red meat.”

The measure applies to all female animals from one year to four years old, “unless it is proved these animals are unfit for breeding for any reason or are diseased or are suffering from fractures”.

PAAAFR officials warned of penalties if these instructions were ignored and said all slaughterhouses in Kuwait had been informed of the decision.

The Dispatch approached the department of rural development & agrarian reform to ask whether it was aware of the reported decision taken by PAAAFR.

Department spokesperson Ayongezwa Lungisa said the department had done “everything above board” and had worked within the requirements provided by Kuwait.

“We have issued the export permit on the basis of the requirements provided and on the basis of the information provided to us, ” Lungisa said.

The Kuwaiti government would have told SA that it would not allow certain animals, but the department acted on the information provided, he reiterated.

He said the farmers in the province should now be celebrating because of the economic benefits the deal would bring.

But according to NSPCA spokesperson Meg Wilson, part of the organisation’s team monitoring the loading in the harbour, there is already grave cause for concern about the sheep.

Confirming that there were “many” ewes on board under the age of four that would be protected under the ban, she said the Al Shuwaikh had not even left port before the sheep began suffering.

“There are exceptionally high ammonia levels for one. We have equipment that measures these levels and the reading is at 37. To give you an idea, the level where it is safe for humans is 25,” she said.

“The sheep are also very hot, and are panting.

“In the middle of their pens there is a ventilator, and all the sheep are huddling around the ventilator to try to get cool.”

She said it was only when they pointed this out that the “fans were turned on higher”.

The department announced on Monday that the Al Shuwaik was given a clean bill of health, and on Tuesday sheep were transported by the truckload from the Berlin feedlot to East London harbour.

Smaragda Louw, of animal rights group Ban Animal Trading, said the reported ban on slaughter of younger ewes, among other animals, emphasised the uncertainty of what would happen to the sheep when they reached the Middle East.

“Are some sheep now not going to be slaughtered under this ban? Or are they going to be re-exported from Kuwait,” she said.

According to a statement from the ship’s owners, Al Mawashi, although the vessel has capacity for 80,000 sheep “as per international stocking density standards”, the company would only load 60,000 sheep during the voyage to the Middle East.

Al Mawashi has opened a new slaughterhouse in Kuwait City which is able to slaughter 900 sheep an hour, or 18,000 a day.

 

https://www.dispatchlive.co.za/news/2019-10-03-kuwaiti-ban-raises-questions-about-eastern-cape-sheep/ 

And the real holocaust continues…

 

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Nothing to see here: Rivers along Korean border run red with blood after massive pig cull.

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Heavy rainfall has been blamed for the spread of vast amounts of pig’s blood into rivers along the Korean border this week, following a cull of some 47,000 hogs amid an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF).

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“It made many people living in the area anxious and worried,” said Lee Seok-woo, who heads the NGO Yeoncheon Imjin River Civic Network.

A local NGO claims that blood from a nearby burial site, where some 47,000 pig carcasses had been disposed of, had seeped into the Imjin River due to heavy rainfall. South Korean authorities claim that the pigs had already been disinfected before being slaughtered and that there was a delay in the production of plastic containers for the carcasses.

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“What was also hard to endure was the odor. I heard many farmers couldn’t work because of the unbearable smell. This should not have happened”  said Lee Seok-Woo.

 

South Korea has culled around 380,000 pigs since the recent outbreak of ASF began. There is currently no antidote or vaccine for the complex disease, which has ravaged swine herds across Asia and upended markets as a result.

African swine fever is not harmful to humans but highly infectious and almost 100 percent fatal in pigs.

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For its part, Seoul claims that the blood flowing into the streams had been “dealt with properly” through the use of suction pumps and various other devices. Authorities claim the local water table and potable supply has not been tainted.

“We have built banks and other facilities so that the polluted water does not flow into the downstream region,” the ministry said, adding:

“As of now, there is no blood in the stream.”

Quarter of world pig population could be wiped out this year alone, animal health expert warns.

https://on.rt.com/a582

 

My comment: 836,865 wild boars were killed in the hunting season 2017/2018 in Germany, 42 percent more than in the previous year.
There have even been premiums per pig’s head, about 60 euros.
For a disease that has not yet occurred in Germany.
For a disease that is 100% safe for human animals.

A massacre, which soon leads to the extinction of wild boars, so that man protects his breeding animals.
Squaring the circle, means that.

China laments that it will lose half of its herds due to the fever by the end of 2019 (which would result in a significant decline in the size of total EU pork production).
So far, China has pre-emptively culled 1 million pigs due to African swine fever.

The known propagation pathways of African swine fever are not wild boars as carriers, but hunting tourists and meat consumers who leave contaminated food leftovers in the landscape. Boars are now looking for food in the dumpster of the parking lots and so the disease is predominantly spread.

But the majority of the media around the world is on the meat mafia side and focusing the importance of the South Korean massacre on public health threats rather than on a mass murder, committed on behalf of a criminal economy and consumer society.

This means that once there is no animal blood flowing into the rivers and violence becomes invisible again, the matter is cleared, and this fascist system continues its Animals Holocaust undisturbed. And not only in South Korea.

My best regards to all, Venus

Venice: disaster as punishment.

 

A flood of the century destroys Venice. The mayor of the lagoon city wants to declare a state of emergency and warns about climate change.
“Venice was brought to its knees,” tweets Mayor Luigi Brugnaro.

 

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“Many of these cultural sites will slowly disappear with sea-level rise, even though they are important parts of human history”, say climate researchers.

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St. Mark’s Basilica suffered severe damage, as did the whole city.

80 percent of the city would be under water, there would be “unimaginable damage”.
Venice has been threatened by rising sea levels for years.
It was only a year ago, when it was said from Italy, that a storm had already claimed twelve lives in Italy and damaged cultural assets in Venice.

But this is what happens to almost all historical sites near the Mediterranean coast, according to a recent study examining 49 World Heritage sites in the Mediterranean.
The flood is the sixth in the millennial history of the basilica, and it has never been as bad as it is now.

According to the current study, the most endangered areas include the city of Venice, the medieval city of Rhodes, the old town of Dubrovnik and the ruins of Carthage in Tunisia.

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Climate researchers predict that flooding will continue to increase due to climate change, with surveys showing that sea levels around Venice are rising significantly faster than the global average, with average levels increasing by up to 6.6 millimeters per year between 1993 and 2015. “

“We will lose Venice, that is not controversial,” said Anders Levermann of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research a year ago. “What we definitely know: Events like now in Venice are being intensified by global warming,” said Levermann.

“When oceans warm up, more water evaporates into the atmosphere and it has to go out again. This creates more rainfall for the whole globe. At the same time, heavy rainfall events are piling up. “Due to CO2 emissions, Venice will in future be below sea level. “That’s why it’s crucial what we do about it now and in the future.”

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My comment:

Yes, I find it very interesting from time to time when we experience the consequences of climate destruction in our own country, in our own homes, in our own skin.
It hurts, yes!
I think it’s very fair.

As soon as we, human animals experience the consequences of the devastation and destruction of this planet in front of their own door, the state of emergency is called.

Until then, we have lived with the idiotic illusion, it only affects the Brazilians when the Amazon forests burn, and these Asians .. well! they should also stop burning the rainforest for profit … and so .. there are always those, the others down, who are ruining our climate. We up here are just the victims!

Compared to the daily devastation of life, the houses, the families of the orangutans in the rainforest for palm plantations, for which WE ARE ALL to blame, the devastation of the Venetian World Heritage is far more insignificant to me.

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Finally, our indifference, the bankruptcy of our moral culture heritage is the cause of this catastrophe, which we humans, an extremely infantile and harmful species, displace and dramatize to their own needs.

My best regards to all, Venus

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Sage Grouse Habitat Saved From Nevada Oil Auction

In response to a court order prompted by a suit from the Center for Biological Diversity and allies, sage grouse won a reprieve in Nevada last week: The Bureau of Land Management was forced to pull more than 300,000 acres of their habitat from a Nevada oil and gas lease auction.

Despite minimal industry interest in drilling, Trump’s BLM has fueled a speculative frenzy by leasing out hundreds of thousands of acres of sensitive public land in the state, often at rock-bottom prices.

“Leasing Nevada’s public lands out for oil and gas threatens the survival of greater sage grouse,” said the Center’s Patrick Donnelly. “And also our chance at a livable climate.”

Read more in The New York Times and consider donating to our work to protect sage grouse and other endangered wildlife.

 

Take Action: Slam the Door on Keystone XL

Earlier this year the Trump administration issued a new permit for TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline in an attempt to sidestep our latest court victory blocking the project. The fight isn’t over — federal agencies, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, are still reviewing the project’s environmental harms, and there are many.

Keystone XL would pump more than 35 million gallons of the planet’s dirtiest oil across the country every single day, threatening waterways with spills and leaks. It would exacerbate the climate crisis and threaten a wide range of imperiled species, from American burying beetles to whooping cranes.

Act now to let regulators know: We won’t stand for Keystone XL.

 

Suit Launched to Save Pangolins

Gentle pangolins are the world’s most trafficked mammals. Poachers kill thousands every week for their scales — erroneously thought to have curative properties in East Asian medicine — and meat.

This poaching puts pangolins in grave danger of extinction, so on Wednesday the Center and allies launched a lawsuit against Trump for failing to propose their protection under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.

“If we don’t halt the massive trafficking of pangolin parts, they could vanish in decades,” said the Center’s Sarah Uhlemann.

Get more from our press release.

 

Proposal to Protect Pacific Fishers Is Riddled With Loopholes

Following a petition and lawsuit by the Center and allies, Pacific fishers may finally get Endangered Species Act safeguards. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service just issued a protection proposal — but it’s riddled with loopholes letting logging decimate fishers’ forest habitat. Although these plush-furred mammals are tough enough to kill porcupines, they can’t survive the ongoing loss of their forest homes.

“The exemptions to their protection are fuzzier than fishers themselves,” said the Center’s Tierra Curry. Read more.

 

Victory: Sprawl Development Defeated Near Joshua Tree

For 15 years community groups and environmental organizations including the Center have fought a destructive development near Joshua Tree National Park named Paradise Valley. Last week we won the battle, when the Riverside County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to reject plans for the new city of 20,000 residents.

“Paradise Valley would have destroyed rare desert habitat and blocked critical wildlife corridors next to Joshua Tree,” said Center attorney Lisa Belenky. “And it would have undermined Coachella Valley’s carefully crafted conservation plan, which protects 27 endangered and threatened species and 375 square miles of conservation lands.”

Thank you to the more than 7,500 of you who just spoke out against Paradise Valley through a Center action alert. You made a difference.

 

Great News ! – we covered this campaign recently on this site – Mark

Link – https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/10/26/usa-petition-environmental-protect-the-iconic-joshua-tree-from-extinction/

 

In Colorado, a Win for Forests Over Dirty Coal

A federal judge has blocked the 2,000-acre expansion of a coal mine in the wildlands of Colorado’s Gunnison National Forest, responding to a suit by the Center and other groups. His ruling ordered the Trump administration to consider limiting methane emissions and address potential harm to water and fish.

“Methane pollution is a climate-killer, and we hope this decision will spell the end of unlimited emissions from this coal mine,” said Allison Melton, a Center attorney.

Learn more from Colorado Public Radio.

 

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Lebanon: Imprisoned Busted Hyena with Broken Teeth Needs Immediate Rescue to a Sanctuary – Donation Link to Help Pay Costs.

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Imprisoned Hyena with broken teeth – we need your urgent help now! 

This hyena was illegally captured from the wild. The snare cut onto her skin and she was unable to get free.

 

 

She was moved to a private zoo in the south of Lebanon and kept in terrible conditions with two other hyenas.

We were able to rescue and release the two other hyenas into Lebanon’s largest natural reserve.

But this this hyena was simply too broken to safely be released. The stress of capture and the conditions of the zoo caused her to shut down, she has a large wound from where the snare cut deep into her body, and her teeth were damaged when trying to free herself.

Sadly – she had to be left behind. We named her Hayat.

We need your help now to send her to a sanctuary! 

 

Donation link – https://www.animalslebanon.org/donate

 

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The situation is even more desperate as nationwide protests have now gone on for four weeks. All of our work is more difficult, and we need to move her before it might be impossible.

She has the chance to go to the Tonga Terre d’Accueil sanctuary in France. An amazing sanctuary that has there animals we have rescued.

We must raise $3,000 now to build a transport crate, complete the veterinary requirements, and fly her from Beirut to France.

Donate now to free Hayat from the zoo and give her a second chance!

The situation is desperate – We need your help now to rescue other endangered animals trapped in terrible conditions before it becomes too late.

USA: Save the Environment – Don’t Let Trump Revive the Disastrous Keystone XL Pipeline.

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The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is an environmental nightmare that President Trump has been desperately attempting to revive since taking office.

This massive pipeline would threaten land, climate, and drinking water supplies, keep us rooted in the dirty fossil fuels of the past, and slow our path to a clean energy future.

But Trump’s State Department has issued a new draft environmental review of Keystone XL after a federal court rejected their last review on the basis that it was flawed, outdated, and required extensive revisions.

NRDC is fighting in court to stop Keystone XL once and for all.

But right now, the State Department is accepting public comments on their new and equally shoddy environmental review — so please make your voice heard in opposition to Keystone XL by submitting an official comment today!

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Take action and send a message to stop this massive environmental damage to the United States.

 

Add your name to the letter to Mike Pompeo:

 

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Mexico: Investigation Reveals 7th Time Appalling Treatment of Animals in Slaughterhouses – Petition to Sign.

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Venezuelan actress María Gabriela de Faría narrates new video footage captured by Mercy For Animals investigators that reveals for the seventh time the appalling treatment of animals that continues inside slaughterhouses across Mexico. This time we expose cows repeatedly shot, kicked, cut open, and left to bleed—all while still able to feel pain.

One cow is shot in the head four times and ultimately hit in the head with an ax but remains conscious and able to feel pain as she is slaughtered. Even more shocking, other cows are killed while pregnant.

Mercy For Animals was instrumental in securing a unanimous point of agreement in Mexico’s senate that encourages the country’s department of agriculture to implement supervision and inspections of Mexican slaughterhouses and shut down establishments like this one that engage in such extreme acts of cruelty.

Now it’s up to you to add your voice to that of Mexico’s congress and sign a petition demanding that the department of agriculture take action.

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Sign the petition at:

https://mxslaughter.mercyforanimals.org/

Please, take a moment to sign our petition asking the Mexican government to stop such blatant animal abuse and crack down on slaughterhouses like this.

Together we are creating a more compassionate world.

 

India: 13/11 – More Rescue Videos from ‘Animal Aid Unlimited’.

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A poor man from Bhilwara, a town two hours from Udaipur by train, travels the distance every four months to help the animals with a donation of Rs 15,000 ($215) he has collected from friends and family. He doesn’t have a car; he shares his small house with 8 other people. A prosperous Indian who lives in Indonesia sends USD $1000 every month. A young woman from Toronto has sent us a part of her very first paycheck. With all the differences in our circumstances, we are knit together by love of animals none of us have even met before. This is the kindness humanity is capable of. Though we can tremble at the dangerousness of human beings, we can also glow in the light of their goodness, too. Thank you, Mighty Supporters!

 

Flopsy is disfigured and majestic!

 

 

Flopsy is a beautiful donkey who endured pain most of us cannot imagine. A maggot wound which appears to have started in his ear traveled to his jaw. If you’ve ever had an ear ache you can imagine his pain. Although Flopsy is permanently disfigured by the scarring on his ear, he completely recovered from his travels to the very brink of death.

Flopsy snuggles, he promenades, he eats with gusto and, like anyone who has gotten over excruciating pain, the gift of forgetting all about it and returning to a life of casual good health is indescribably sweet.

 

You can heal someone magnificent. Please donate.

 

 

Poor elderly man prays that his wounded dog will be saved. Watch ’til their reunion!

 

 

An elderly sadhu (holy man) had been searching for his dog for several days, and when he found him, he was horrified to find the huge maggot wound on his neck. Although we promised the broken-hearted man that we would return his dog when he healed, we weren’t sure we could save him because the wound was so big and deep. Watch the surprise we got when we brought his beloved friend back to him. Please donate, to keep families like this together.

 

Twilight was dragging himself in a gutter with a brain injury–and we rescued him! 

 

 

This older dog so confused and hurt that he was pulling himself sideways along a gutter, air bubbles gurgling up in the water where when his nose bobbed into it. His eye was seriously injured and his brain damaged after being hit in the head, probably by a car, and for several days he couldn’t stand and he wouldn’t eat. We treated him for head trauma to control swelling and supported him with IV drips and comforting hands, and slowly what we feared he had lost forever started to come back to him. He’s wise and wonderful: meet Twilight today. 

 

Please donate. Every dog’s Twilight years should be sweet.

 

We thank you deeply for all you do, are, and inspire for animals.

Founding family Erika, Claire and Jim,

and the whole Animal Aid Unlimited team.

 

 

Romania: Neanderthals in horse markets

 

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Every weekend in Romania local markets take place, where horses are shown and sold with punches, brute force and brutality. Frequently, these horses are then stretched before carriages after their sale and must work hard until the end of their forces for humans.

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In addition, the largest horse dealers in some communities once a year organize large, nationwide well-known markets selling hundreds of horses.
Since there are usually no official controls on these markets, extreme brutality and cruelty prevail there.
Raw violence is used to demonstrate the strength of the animals and thus to achieve the highest possible profit by selling the horses. In order to prove the strength of the horses, various cruel methods are used.

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Almost every horse has thick welts or open wounds on the body. Whipping hunts, straining against tree trunks, boulders or carriages with their brakes on or tied wheels, some animals simply collapse.

To gather evidence against the traders and markets, we had to document the suffering of the animals.

We drove to the horse market in Mihăeşti. When we arrived, it was quiet – and we understood why. A police patrol and a veterinary officer went around among the horse dealers and checked that the animals were registered with a microchip. We mingled with the crowd as we spotted a frightened horse in the adjacent river that could not move.
A rope had been wrapped around his leg, and the animal had no chance to free himself.
We helped him, untied the rope, got it out of the river, and returned to the market.

In the meantime, the police had disappeared, and the traders had prepared some tree trunks to finally prove how strong their horses are.
They were thick, heavier trunks with a length of up to 15 meters. One horse after another was stretched in front of the tree trunks. A crowd of people gathered.

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Then the whip-rain and the loud roar of the traders began.

Again and again the horses were beaten with whips. The men roared at the horses, who were trying hard to take a step forward. The sharp, rusty pieces pulled on the pines of the animals. With mouth wide open and puffy nostrils, they tried to move forward.
Some fell, but the whip forced them to get up and pull harder.

Teenagers and men waited around the cruel spectacle until it was their turn to whip the horses. Some sat on the tree trunks to further increase the draw weight.

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We went to the market to Berevoieşti, which takes place on three consecutive days. He is considered even more brutal and rabid.
The tree trunks are even bigger and heavier here.
Some horses are even stretched in front of boulders.
In addition, the men pull on the tail of the animals, so that the resistance is even greater.
In whipping rain, the horses are forced over and over again to take a step. Each of the men wants to prove that he has the strongest and most powerful horse.

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It’s not just about selling – it’s also about demonstrating power

For animal rights activists, these markets are extremely dangerous places, because the violence that takes place there should remain hidden.
Nevertheless, our local team managed to gather evidence and document the situation of the animals.
The only way to expose the suffering of the horses and to act against the perpetrators.

It is not easy to endure the vile scenes. Nevertheless, it is important to record them because these footage serves as evidence in the trial and can help to end the terrible maltreatment of the animals once and for all.

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The photo and video evidence of the abuses will be used in criminal proceedings against the perpetrators.
In addition, as part of our educational campaign in Romania, we will launch an information and education campaign in the markets of the Arges district. With posters and flyers that are distributed in markets, we inform the population about the legal provisions, according to which such ordeal is maltreatment and animal cruelty.

We will show people how important it is to empathize with animals and treat them with compassion (!!!)

Please help end the suffering of the horses on Romanian horse markets.

Call us on the responsible presidents of the Police Department and the highest veterinary authority of Romania to prohibit these markets and to ban the atrocities forever.

Sign and share the petition: https://www.peta.de/pferdemarkt-rumaenien

My comment: There are many such countries, such as Romania, in the EU, who dreamed of big money when they joined the EU.
They were given subsidies; actually, to adapt their laws and facilities for farm animals to EU “standards”, among others.
But the EU does not control any of its colonies; it claims that animal welfare is a national matter. And in practice also a paper thing!
And that is why the “stone age sadism” of many countries continues to flourish, as in the present case of Romania, which is not a symptom of the poor economy of the country, but a cultural disease of the people, which also with economic aid (subsidies) rather worse than cured would have been..

To the question … “and why may such countries stay in the EU” … we can simply answer:
Because almost every EU country has a big or small cultural defect.

-Germany is the worst country in Europe in Chapter “Animal Experiments”!

-Spain has demonstrably the worst entertainment industry in Europe with the bloody bullfighting.

-Denmark with its archipelago Faroe Islands, brutally slaughters a thousand whales, which is also considered a masculinity demonstration.

The list is long and the perpetrators are all member- servants of an oligarchy, the EU, which owes its existence just to such cultural defects.

The prevailing morality towards animals is, throughout Europe, a Neanderthal morality.

My best regards to all, Venus

 

England: London Calling – Mark’s Back.

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Hi everyone – London Calling !

Just a line to say ‘Hi’ and to let you know that I am now back from other issues I have been involved with over the past few weeks.

 

Big thanks to Venus for keeping things going and supplying you with info and news on a series of issues. I hope to be able to start doing some posts over the next day or so and then we can be back to our full capacity then.

 

Thanks for sticking with us; and we hope you will visit regularly; and also our other site (Serbian Animals Voice) at https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/

 

Regards Mark

Raining in London that night also – what a suprise !

Slovakia: bans the fur hells!

 

“Humanity is also about our relationship with animals.” (Zuzana Caputová)

 

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It is fixed! Slovakia bans fur farms! Animal rights activists cheer!

Since yesterday it is clear: Slovakia becomes the fifteenth country in Europe with a fur farm ban. After a mere seven-month campaign by the animal rights organization Humánny pokrok (human progress), yesterday was the day.

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The Slovakian Parliament adopted an application for a ban on fur farming with an overwhelming majority of 117 out of 150 votes. With the blessing (signature) of President Zuzana Caputová, the ban on fur in Slovakia is now fixed.

A total of 76,000 people have signed a petition for a fur farm ban in Slovakia. According to surveys, 68 percent of the population supported such a ban.

From 2021 no new fur farms may be built, from 2025 the last fur farm has to close.

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At the moment, there is a mink farm in Slovakia that has 5000 animals killed each year and eight rabbit farms, as informed by the association against animal factories. The animal welfare organization had launched an anti-fur farm campaign months ago and published pictures and videos from mink farms, among other things.

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The images show sick minks with open wounds that live in barren, dirty, tiny lattice cages exposed to the weather. Since there are no animal welfare standards in fur farms, the animals are at the mercy of the owners. For mink and rabbit hell on earth.

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Obviously for farm ban in Austria had an impact on neighboring countries.

It was the Association against Animal Factories (VGT), which at that time was instrumental in the ban on fur farming in Austria. Already since 1998 the keeping of animals for production in Austria was forbidden according to § 25 Abs 5 animal protection law.

However, the ban on fur in Austria had an impact on neighboring countries, such as the Czech Republic or even Slovakia. Austrian fur farm operators switched to these and continued to produce there. To prevent such a shift in the future, it would need a fur sales ban as in California.

Only a week ago, the governor of California, the fifth largest economy in the world, signed a bill banning the sale and production of new fur items from 2023 onwards. In addition, trap trapping for fur is prohibited in the future.

“It is a great victory for animals and a sign that the Slovak society is making progress and tens of thousands of people are ready to work for the animals and their protection.
Slovakia has taken a big step forward today and we hope that this is the beginning of a new, better future for animals in our country. “
(Martin Smrek, President of Humánny Pokrok)

“It is a good sign to make animal welfare a political issue in Slovakia, and we hope that we can also address other issues of animal cruelty.”
Frederika Fratričová, campaigner at Humánny Pokrok

https://tierisch.heute.at/a/48352385/es-ist-fix-slowakei-verbietet-pelzfarmen#Echobox=1573554225

https://vgt.at/presse/news/2019/news20191018fg.php

My comment: Thank you Slovakia 👍
Another country that prohibits fur farms. Unfortunately, the transition period for existing farms lasts until 2025! Nevertheless, it is a success that will hopefully be joined by many more countries.

Other countries that are currently considering legislation to end fur farming are Ireland and Bulgaria. We wish soon, very soon, a similar ban from these, or best, from ALL  countries!

My best regards to all, Venus

If the ocean dies, we die too!

 

The big business in the oceans

 

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For millions of years, whales have been busy regulating CO2 emissions in the most unlikely way, called a “whale pump”. The blue whale, for example, consumes tons of krill every day and excretes tons of droppings every day.

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Like a pump, the whales dive up and down and excrete nutrients.
The walkot is rich in iron. These daily excretions are called “flaky fecal clouds”. These fecal clouds provide phytoplankton with hundreds of thousands of tons of nutrients each year to form plankton blooms.

These plankton blooms not only produce 80% of the oxygen for our planet but also degrade carbon.

Whales are also huge carbon stores and when they die they take the carbon to the bottom of the ocean.

Each species has a role in the ecosystem in which it lives, and even the smallest things can have a big impact.

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One fifth of the coral is dead. Five huge plastic rugs swim on the oceans. The largest is bigger than Germany. The oceans are the source of all life on earth.

Around 70% of our planet is covered in seas and oceans: big, full of life and mysterious. They are food source, transport route, oxygen producer and much more.

But the sea is in danger: overfishing, plastic waste, overacidification, species extinction. We need to better understand life in the sea and deal with it more sustainably. Because our life is closely connected to the sea. When it’s sick, we can not stay healthy.

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My comment:Each species has a role in the ecosystem in which it lives, and even the smallest things can have a big impact”.

All species play actually a role in the ecosystem, only the human species has no task.
We do not belong to nature, we disturb the lives of other non human species, and yet we are so profit-oriented and stupid that we do not realize we are sawing off the branch we are sitting on.
It also has a big impact, but a negative and destructive one for all species, natur, environment.

The more enjoyable and constructive is this video, which teaches us that we can save animals in everyday life, if we keep awake our eyes and our courage for the needy beings.

Even seals died painfully from plastic waste, but these seals were lucky, because there are people who save them ❤💙

Be active, watchful, in solidarity with the weaker ones!

My best regards to all, Venus

Emilia Romagna: torture, sadism, extermination in chicken farm

An investigator of Essere Animali has worked undercover in several farms owned by a large farm in Emilia Romagna and, with a hidden camera, has filmed brutal mistreatment of animals and evidence of ongoing food fraud. The farm, against which we have filed a complaint, supplies well-known brands of eggs that are commonly found in supermarkets.

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To be dramatic, however, are not only the images of the violence of the operators, but also the scenes that show thousands of hens locked up in sheds without the possibility of ever seeing grass and sunlight. We show you what our investigator saw through two videos, one that documents the “ground” breeding and another, which you find by scrolling the page, the “caged” page.

From these two types of farming, permitted by law and widespread in Italy, almost all of the eggs we eat come directly or in ready-made products such as pasta and desserts.

This does not mean that we are part of the problem, but on the contrary, we can be the solution, opting for conscious food choices!

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During loading and transport, the hens are thrown, kicked and thrown into the cages. Several times they suffer these brutalities, when they are moved, for logistic reasons, from one shed to another and when they are sent, still very young, to the slaughterhouse.

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Many hens do not resist abuse and intensive farming conditions, they get sick but are not treated. They die of starvation inside the shed or are brutally killed by the staff.

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The law allows nine chickens to be raised to one square meter and mutilate the tip of the snake to prevent them from killing each other. In these conditions, however, they suffer from plumophagia, a disease that leads them to tear their feathers at themselves or their companions.

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POOR HEALTH CONDITIONS

A farm worker is filmed while claiming that mice eat eggs for human consumption and nest where they are harvested before being sold to consumers.

The investigator of Essere Animali also worked under cover in a shed on the same farm where the hens are locked up in a cage.

With the hidden camera he filmed further maltreatment of the operators against the animals and documented the most common type of breeding in our country.

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More than half of the eggs produced in Italy come from hens in cages, where they spend their entire lives without even being able to spread their wings.

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By law, farm personnel should ensure the welfare of the animals so as not to cause them unnecessary pain or injury. The hens should be carefully taken for the legs and the chest, but in this breeding they are brutally grasped and thrown into the cages. A treatment that can cause injury, bone fractures and even death.

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BRUTAL KILLINGS

After a hasty diagnosis, wounded hens are still thrown alive in mounds of corpses or beaten to death. The law allows the emergency slaughter of a sick animal, but must be carried out by people with adequate training, so as not to cause avoidable suffering to the animals. The images obtained with a hidden camera show hens dying after long minutes of agony.

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INTERMINABLE SUFFERING

In a cage, each hen has a living space that is slightly larger than a photocopy sheet. As on the farms on the ground they undergo the beating and suffer from plumophagia and anemia. Continuous contact with the metal mesh floor causes joint problems. Every day dozens of hens do not survive and die inside the farm.

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““Death in the feces, trapped in conveyor belts or, as the vet says, heartache. The bare necks, scratched by the iron of the poles, which carry the feathers every time they have to eat or breathe. The pain, the voices of those who ask for freedom and no one answers, have come into my head. Regardless of the volume, the pictures I’ve collected, these animal voices still make me tremble as if I’m still there”.
(Marco, our investigator)

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https://ilsalvagente.it/2019/10/07/galline-in-gabbia-e-maltrattate-lultima-video-inchiesta-di-essere-animali/
https://www.essereanimali.org/galline… (Videos)

 

My comment: Pictures that we all know. Images of horror.
What is striking, however, is the severity of violence, sadism, the criminal energy of farm workers.
Over the years, this becomes the rule, today almost no one is being punished. Governments, politicians, authorities protect this … the men in the barracks have nothing to fear.

And so we learn every day, thanks to these undercover videos, that fascism, torture, extermination in the concentration camp for animals of this world is almost legalized, as in the time of Hitler.
Only that in this time the information level was not as high as today and nobody knew exactly, which tortures they did to the people in Dachau.

Today, NOBODY can say, I do not know exactly how the inmates in the animal factories suffer.I am not informed that animals are tortured at will, sadistically slaughtered.

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And that is what makes the human species the most hypocritical, abhorrent species on this planet: apathy

Best regards to all, Venus

Austria: a normal hare hunting …

 

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Martin Balluch (chairman of the association against animal factories, VgT) was yesterday witness to an incredible massacre of hare in northern Burgenland. He reports:

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Scenes of absolute horror. You can not imagine how horrible such a hare massacre is!

A good 80 hunters change a few hectares of field and then go through in formation. There are a good 100 (!) desperate rabbits trying to escape somehow.
Uninterrupted shots are fired, animals injured everywhere, often with their legs down and bleeding faces.

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And then the dogs are rushed upon, running after the rabbits, often rushing them for minutes and finally biting them.
The animals scream loudly like little human children, like my daughter, when she is afraid or feels pain.

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I had to look eyes on dead rabbits as they sat desperately in the field, paralyzed in agony.
Once a hunter fired directly in our direction, as can be seen in one of the pictures.
Often enough, the hunters blasted the animals at such a distance that their shotgun loads would never kill, even if they hit the animals.

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No normal-feeling person can watch such a thing without cramping the heart and soul.
Eighty hunters fire uninterruptedly, hundreds of rabbits riddled with shotgun shards, hounded and bitten by dogs.

Thousands of lead pellets then poison the floor.
God knows how many hares escaped injured to perish shortly after lead poisoning.
And the predators that eat these animals also die on the lead.

Why such a thing is tolerated by a civilized society, remains completely incomprehensible.
No! none of these rabbits are edible after this massacre. But even if, that is irrelevant.
And no! we do not have to reduce hare in Austria. They have become rare. Unless hunters fatten it, as here, all year round, and ruthlessly destroys all predators.

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It’s all about the fun of shooting hundreds of living creatures. A shooting fun that can really entertain only infantile minds. There are many things wrong with hunting in Austria.

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My comment: And unfortunately, not only in Austria many things are wrong, dear Martin Balluch!
Here in Germany we also have a horror result: 212.452 hare counts the hunting statistics for the hunting season 2016/17!

The heavily armed killer front in the woods and meadows kills more than 5 million animals every year – in the most cruel way.
Half million foxes, 300,000 domestic cats, around 35,000 dogs, ponies and cows on pasture, ducks, wild boar …alla from hunter`s hand.

Hunters are not just professional killers, they are also professional liars.

The claim of the hunters that they control the wild population in the forest is nothing more than an impudent, cunning attempt to positively influence public opinion, so that they can win the moral support of the population for their murderous fun.

Hunters do not regulate … Hunters do massacre.
Hunters are hang offenders, conscious and deliberately cruel.
Those who kill animals for fun lose the feeling of humanity at the same time.

Hunting leads to bestiality and dehumanization.
Hunting is and will be murder.

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My best regards to all, Venus

 

 

After 60 years of cruelty, the LPT lab is over!

Germany, Hamburg- Breaking News!!!

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We recently reported on illegal practices against dogs, cats, and monkeys in the LPT lab near Hamburg (https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/10/18/germany-lpt-labor-concentration-camp-for-animals/)

After exposure by SOKO animal welfare of massive breaches of law, animal cruelty and the suspicion of fraud in the animal testing laboratories of the Hamburg LPT Group and the largest protests against animal testing in German history, the laboratory for monkeys, dogs and cats in Mienenbüttel near Harburg is closing .

After completion of a large monkey study by Merck, the laboratory is to be sealed. This would end almost 60 years of atrocities in this place. Currently, the Animal Testing Laboratory is making all the remaining monkeys into a wholesaler in the Netherlands. The fate of the other animals is unclear.

SOKO Animal Protection, Cruelty Free International, the Hamburg Animal Welfare Association and an alliance that has also been joined by numerous animal protection associations of the German Animal Welfare Association, demand the transfer of the remaining animals to the animal welfare. “There is a place for every animal, and the civilian population will not allow these animals, some of which have suffered in the LPT for many years, to be mined or killed,” says Friedrich Mülln of SOKO Animal Protection.

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According to information of SOKO, the LPT closes the animal testing laboratory in Mienenbüttel.
This ends almost 60 years of cruelty.
Merck is one of the few companies to continue an already started primate-study there. After that, the lights go out.

The site is dissolved and no new animal experiments on monkeys, dogs or cats performed.

Instead, they want to focus on animal experiments on rats, mice and rabbits at the sites in Neugraben and Löhndorf (Germany).

The tactic is clear, the LPT hopes that the resistance in these animals will be weaker.

We call on the LPT and the authorities to hand over the dogs, cats and monkeys caged in Mienenbüttel to animal welfare and to enable them to live a life of happiness and self-determination for some of those animals who have suffered there for years.

We fight peacefully for EVERY victim of the LPT.
Our grand demonstration on 16.11 demands:
Freedom for all victims of the LPT and the chapter LPT finish in Mienenbüttel, in Neugraben and in Löhndorf!

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A comment by founder of SOKO Animal Protection, Friedrich Mülln: “Such a worldwide success in 140 years fight against animal experiments, in an animal laboratory of this size has never been. Not in a peaceful way anyway.
This is absolutely fantastic and a historic defeat for the animal testing industry. Know that to appreciate and use. Because only those who have the will to win, also win for the animals. Whoever talks badly, gets overwhelmed by frustration and fear, has no chance to win. And loses.

What will happen to the animals?

People are asking me if it is possible to rescue animals now. The monkeys I see hardly any hope, because these animals are worth thousands of EUR per animal. The “unused” will sell the LPT and the others are already dead or will be killed in the last Merck trial. Here we can resist, delay the transports and exert pressure.

The cats and dogs look different. For the most part these animals have already been used in animal experiments and their value in the ill calculations of this death industry is so low that not even the transport to another laboratory is worthwhile. In addition, hardly any laboratory will take “used” animals.

That’s why we have a real chance here! We already have seats for all animals.
So we fight for these animals! But also for the rats, mice, guinea pigs and rabbits in the remaining laboratories in Neugraben and Löhndorf.

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So right now, with full and newly created power against the LPT and the rest of the gang. I can not promise that we can save these animals, but we can try it”!

And I mean…Yes! We will not get such a chance again! we all have to be present now, for the animals, the pressure must not subside.
United we are strong, we have made great success, now it’s about the last stage.
All go to the demo on November 16th, in Hamburg!

My best regards to all, Venus

Our children, the hope of tomorrow..

 

A sustainable lifestyle, characterized by an awareness of tomorrow, is especially relevant for those who have little influence on it today: our children.

 

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The little hero of tomorrow was given a voice on the current InLegend album “Stones At Goliath” not only musically, but also in terms of content – loudly they demand responsibility in the common song “Empty Place” in the here and now and the natural habitat of our planet also for the future worth living – after all, there is only this one …

Here you can watch the video for “Empty Place”, which was created in November 2014 in cooperation with Sea Shepherd, THE JETLAGGED and many great kids.

 

https://www.facebook.com/SeaShepherdDeutschland/

And I mean….The loyalty and the respect with the victim turns the victim into a person.
Teach your children that.
At this moment when children learn to treat animal cruelty and animal tormenters as crimes, the victim is someone who is worthy of solidarity with him.
In our society, loyalty is practiced only with the powerful, with the perpetrators and their useful idiots.

These are messages that we should convey to our children, with examples that are much more important than any argumentative headbirth, because they are understood by all, very painfully understood, because they are the root of morality.

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My best regards to all, Venus

Austria: Alcohol, shooting fun and animal cruelty!

Association Against Animal Factories (VgT) called the usual suspension practice in the hunt as illegal and criticized policy and authorities.

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Pheasants are mainly exposed in eastern Austria, to serve as a living target for fun hunters a few weeks later.

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This procedure is legitimized under the pretext of “stock support”.
Pheasants are thus exposed and shot down annually to preserve the natural resources? Alcohol was also in the game.

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In Leitring a hunt took place last weekend. Weeks earlier – at the end of July – probably hundreds of pheasants were abandoned here.
The competent district hunter master and mayor Wolfgang Neubauer was despite repeated requests and demands not willing to call the suspension number, let alone justify this high number. Both written and oral communication, he denied several times.

David Richter from the VGT commented: “For weeks I was regularly in the morning and in the evening near the scene where there were an incredible number of pheasants, they do not know where to go, so they stay close to the place where they were exposed as children and where they get the fattening feed provided.
These animals are completely helpless and disoriented.
It makes me sad and furious to watch these tame abandoned animals just waiting to be frightened and shot down. Only very few will be able to survive the hunts. “

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Even for those animals that are still alive after the end of the hunting season (31.12.), The chances of survival are poor. Natural death or perishing on the roads decimate the stocks – so far, shooting off large populations of pre-winter populations does not make sense.
“Unless things change, this torture practice will start all over again in July 2020!” complains David Richter.

Not a single egg laid!

The female pheasants are exposed in a few weeks and shot at the age of about 8 months. The pretext of exposure of pheasants is the support. But the animals are killed without having laid a single egg. So it is probably obvious that this legal legitimacy serves only as an excuse to live out the shooting fun!

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David Richter himself was on a hunt on Nov. 3 to document how hunting for pheasants proceeds.

“Hunters go screaming and with sticks through the undergrowth, the hunting dogs run around freely, the startled animals try to escape, abandoned ducks and pheasants and rabbits are shot down and thrown into the accompanying trailer.
With it: plenty of beer bottles to increase the shooting fun.
I could hear and see a hunter shoot from a moving car.
An incredible number of shots were fired and, according to my estimate, 50 pheasants were shot dead. In the previous year there were about 5 hunting dates, which means that the next hunts will follow soon and I must continue watching the dying of these pitiful creatures. “

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The VGT demands on behalf of most of the population the end of the arbitrary exposure and mass firing of pheasants. A petition to the state parliament is in progress.

https://vgt.at/presse/news/2019/news20191107ih.php

My comment: We have to make that clear right from the beginning: the aim of the hunt is the execution. What are the real reasons for the action of the hunters? to kill.

Today, hunting is certainly a pure form of terror tolerated by our society: the terror of hunters against animals!

In the Stone Age, they went hunting, because they were dependent on it as a source of food. This is no longer the case today, so the argument no longer applies.

Anyone who always has to cling to past and traditions should think about enslavement and witch burning. Was it also earlier, but was not right then, it is not today and is abolished in a civilized society.

The hunters in Germany are a very, very small minority of 0.4% of the population.
Even pedophiles are even more common with 1%!!

And nevertheless!
The heavily armed execution unit thinks it could do and leave what it wants in the forest.
And everyone who disagrees is intimidated by force of arms.

These times are finally over!

There is no more green ideology, the arguments of the forest killers are out, the majority of the population wants the hunt dead and refuses to recognize animal cruelty and terror in the forest as the right of a miserable, puny minority.
Hunters!
You have long revealed your ugly face of mendacity.
Shoot yourself and your stupid lackeys in politics too.

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My best regards to all, Venus