I am so delighted to update you with this great news! Another UK country has announced it will ban wild animals in circuses!
Today the Welsh Government has stated that it will introduce a bill to ban, within the next 12 months. This will trigger the start of the process and the bill will advance through the different stages before becoming a part of law. But it is clear the Government are committed to this ban and with your help, we will do everything we can to make it a reality!
Thank you for everything you have done to make this happen! Your hard work has made the Government take action and we will soon see another UK country banning wild animal circuses.
I will be in touch with more news as this develops. In the meantime we will continue to support protests against circuses with wild animals which are touring Wales. Circus Mondao has been met with protests at its shows in Wales – thanks to you we were able to support these protests with information and materials!
Please consider making a kind donation today if you can, to continue this crucial work until the ban comes into force.
Thank you so much! I hope you feel proud for the important role you have played in all this. Please share the good news on facebook with your family and friends.
For the animals,
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|By Sarah Von Alt – October 8, 2014|
Worldcrunch reports a historic change in Palitana, an Indian city, which has become the first all-vegetarian city in the world.
Behind this revolutionary change are the Jain monks who went on a hunger strike to pressure the state of Gujarat to outlaw animal slaughter in their city. The hunger strike was successful and the Gujarat government imposed a ban on animal slaughter and outlawed the sale of meat and eggs.
About 5 million people in India practice Jainism and agree with the ban.
Virat Sagar Maharaj, a Jain monk, says, “Everyone in this world – whether animal or human being or a very small creature – has all been given the right to live by God.”
As individuals, the best thing you can do to protect animals is to adopt a kind vegan lifestyle. For more information and tips for transitioning to a vegan diet, check out ChooseVeg.com.
See our recent posts on this case:
|BREAKING NEWS: Federal Court CaseMark,
Only weeks ago, I walked into the Federal Court alongside our legal team to make our case against the cruel live export trade. An expedited trial was granted, and now, just days before it was to begin, something astonishing has happened…
The Federal Department of Agriculture has confessed to a shocking blunder.
They’ve admitted they acted with legal ‘error’ in allowing 58,000 Australian sheep to be exported to the Middle East in June, on board an Emanuel Exports ship.
Incredibly, the Department official who signed off on the export permit did not hold appropriate power of delegation to do so. This means thousands of animals were shipped from our shores unlawfully.
Winning our case through the sheer ineptness of the Department of Agriculture was not our plan! However, it does allow us to highlight, once again, that the Department is unfit to act as the regulator of this cruel trade.
That they can quite literally ‘forget’ to tick a box only strengthens what we’ve always known: animals should not be left in the hands of a Department that simultaneously promotes and ‘regulates’ the live export trade.
|This ‘win’ doesn’t signal the end of our legal action against this cruellest of trades — and both the Department and exporters know it.Just last week our legal team was working day and night preparing to injunct a live sheep shipment from leaving Australia. Our willingness to take this unprecedented legal action was a key reason for an Eleventh Hour intervention by the Department, that saw the exporter’s licence suspended.
It means that this company — that has built its export empire on the suffering of animals — is not allowed to ship even one more animal.
This suspension of another major export company, alongside our court ‘win’, will have rocked both the regulator and the industry to their core.
The fight to outlaw this cruel trade isn’t over yet, however the battle lines are shifting.
Despite a worldwide outcry against this terrible trade, the Kuwaiti importer will still be desperately scrambling for another way to ship these sheep over the coming weeks. And we’ll to continue to do whatever it takes to stop them.
Each day, our efforts on behalf of these animals are intensifying, and Mark, your ongoing support is critical.
There are just weeks left until two historic Bills come before Parliament that could spell the end of this trade. Until then, it’s crucial we continue to give these animals the best possible representation — on prime time TV and in Parliament, on the pages of national newspapers and in the Federal Court of Australia.
|What happens over the coming weeks will help create history.
Right now, 45,000 sheep are standing in a feedlot on the outskirts of Fremantle. Whether or not they’ll suffer a voyage into the blistering Middle Eastern summer depends, in large part, on us. These sheep may
While they may be unaware of the almighty battle being waged on their behalf — we will continue to do everything in our power to prevent even one more of these gentle souls from setting foot on board a live export ship.
First case of a killed blue whale for 40 years
It is controversial, cruel and forbidden – and yet they did it: Icelandic whalers killed and slaughtered a blue whale. This is reported by the US environmental organization “Sea Shepherd”. Blue whales are threatened with extinction, killing them is strictly prohibited. The outrageous incident is the first in 40 years.
Blue whale hunting has been banned since 1986!
Here the whale is brought ashore, slaughtered and dissected (Photos: Sea Shepard, Hart to Port)
It came into the public eye because volunteers of the environmentalists made videos and pictures of how the whale was dragged to the factory of the company “Hvalur” where it was killed and disassembled.
Blue Whales are the biggest animals of our planet. They grow up to 30 meters long and are threatened with extinction. Worldwide there are estimated to be only 10,000 to 25,000 animals. The hunt for the animals has been banned since 1986.
The hunt for a blue whale 40 years ago was the last to be proven, reports the World Conservation Union IUCN, an international non-governmental organization and umbrella organization of numerous international governmental and non-governmental organizations based in Switzerland.
Here the cruel procedure takes its course.
Industrial whaling dramatically reduced stocks of large whales in the first half of the 20th century. Many species have been or are threatened with extinction.
The whalers do not seem to be aware of any guilt.
Despite growing international criticism whales are still hunted, their meat is considered a delicacy in some countries such as Japan. Whaling is today only operated by a few states.
Yes! it is and remains a murder.
And this murder is practiced every day on millions of living beings. All over!!
Because the animal with the two legs, the human animal, despite evolution, despite civilization, regards culinary satisfaction as the highest level of its species development, that makes him an icy killer.
If one – because of education or conviction – can enjoy and eat the body of an animal, though one is well informed about its suffering and torture processes, we speak of a moral problem.
Best regards, Venus