Day: August 24, 2018

Netherlands: The Official Animal Rights March 25/8/2018 | Amsterdam.




The Official Animal Rights March 2018 | Amsterdam

August 25th  @ 12:00 – 16:00

This event is happening the world over – click on the link below to find your nearest.


The Official Animal Rights March is an annual march founded by UK animal rights organisation Surge. The march began in London in 2016 with 2,500 vegans and in 2017 the march doubled to 5,000 vegans marching in London for animal liberation. In 2018 we want to see THOUSANDS MORE vegans taking over the streets of London and other cities, demanding an end to all animal oppression.

This will be the first time we arrange this march in Amsterdam and we need your help!

Please invite your friends, tell every vegan you meet, this is the day that we unite, where we stand up, rise up and say no more, not in our name.

The future is vegan, but we must continue to speak out on behalf of the animals until the day that their suffering ends.

All details, including the route will be published closer to the time.

Save the date, spread the word – and let’s make history for the animals.



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The following photo is from the London meet in 2017.

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“It happens everywhere”: a dangerous generalization!



These video from a slaughterhouse in Australia reached me yesterday

This video has a good and a bad message:
The good news: Animal Liberation Activists have occupied the slaughterhouse’s roof on Monday, while others are protesting against the treatment of animals.

The bad news: The video ends with the sad confession: “Business as usual, every day in every country”.

I imagine it like this: I’m watching news on TV. A serial rapist has been arrested, he has brutally raped and murdered some women. The reporter ends the message thus: “Murderers, as we know them, every day and in every country”.

The reporter would be released and a protest action against the broadcaster would start.

For videos with documented animal cruelty in slaughterhouses is (mostly) a clear goal in the foreground: the non-vegan FB users to disillusion, according to the motto: If anyone thinks that this brutal animal massacre takes place ONLY here, we warn against!

This happens everywhere, so stop eating meat right away! We never know how many people will actually turn vegan after this video.
But it is an excellent opportunity to criticize the butcher’s job.


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All these sadists who let their fury, their brutality and their sick hatred for defenseless animals in a slaughterhouse should be classified as dangerous killers.

And if such are indeed found everywhere, in every slaughterhouse in the world, then every slaughterhouse raises the suspicion that it is a point of departure, where mentally damaged people may live out their illnesses, which they otherwise would have left out to humans. And they will be paid for it!

In a nutshell: those who suffer under abnormal social behavior can go to the slaughterhouse.

Slaughterhouses are therefore illegal facilities to protect the society of potential sadists, rapists, mass murderers and the like.

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And from these mentally retarded, from these weak heads, we also expect from them to slaughter animals, as the law prescribes? But people who are guided only by sick instincts and emotions, have no interest in laws and regulations, at most on their own safety they can pay attention.

The slaughterhouse operator from Gathercole’s Abattoir has refused to comment on the footage, said Daily Mail.

I would have done the same!
When I run an institution with dangerous psychopaths, I have a responsibility to keep them busy. Because as soon as I dismiss them, the life of my child and all children in South Melbourne is in danger.

My best regards to all, Venus

CEO of Pepsi Is Stepping Down -Her Legacy ? – Killing the Great Apes. Take Action to Remind Her.

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Pepsi’s palm-oil record is ugly.

Now its CEO of 12 years, Indra Nooyi, is stepping down — and it’s our chance to push her to do the right thing and clear her legacy of the illegal rainforest destruction and worker abuse happening on palm oil plantations.

The CEO wants to be remembered for the good work she’s done and with your help, we can point her in the right direction. It’s actually pretty simple, all that she needs to do is deliver on Pepsi’s outstanding palm oil promises before she steps down on October 3rd.


The big issue clouding Nooyi’s legacy? Pepsi’s business partnership with Indonesian palm oil vilain IndoFood guilty of destroying rainforests and ongoing human rights abuses on its plantations.

Sign the petition telling Pepsi’s departing CEO Indra Nooyi to cut ties with IndoFood and fix Pepsi’s palm oil policy for good.

Pepsi’s business partner IndoFood is one of the industry’s worst offenders. Multiple investigations have exposed a culture of disregard for environmental laws, and a feudal attitude towards its workers.


Under Nooyi’s leadership, Pepsi has tried to fool us with warm words about its palm oil commitments and the loopholes allowing Indofood to act like a bully.

The cold fact is, CEO Indra Nooyi has been trying to pass the buck on the issue for years. Pepsi profits from palm oil destruction through its Joint Venture Partnership with IndoFood.

But Indra Nooyi knows her last few weeks as CEO are crucial. She won’t want her name to be mired in a huge public campaign and media storm about palm oil scandals, while her critics and business leaders are writing up articles about her legacy.

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Please sign the petition to urge Indra Nooyi, in her last few weeks as CEO, to take action for the planet and the people.

Sign the petition telling Pepsi’s departing CEO’s Indra Nooyi to cut ties with palm oil vilain IndoFood and fix Pepsi’s palm oil policy for good.

Palm oil destruction is wreaking havoc in Southeast Asia. The Indonesian island of Borneo loses an area of forest the size of a football pitch EVERY 47 seconds. And as forests are cleared for palm oil, endangered species like orangutans and pygmy elephants lose their habitat and die.

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In the last 16 years, half of Borneo’s orangutan population was wiped out.

SumOfUs members have shamed palm-oil guzzling brands into action before. Last year, over 200,000 of us signed a petition telling Nestle to drop their Guatemalan palm oil supplier REPSA, after it was found guilty of ecocide, causing massive fish and wildlife die-offs — and we won!

Together, we can push Indra Nooyi to come good on her promises, and leave a legacy to be proud of at Pepsi. Can you sign the petition to push Indra Nooyi to make her final act count for the planet and the people?

 Sign the Petition 

Thanks for all that you do,
Rebecca, Fatah, and the team at SumOfUs


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More information:

Profits Over People and Planet: Exposing PepsiCo’s Real Agenda, Rainforest Action Network, April 2017
PepsiCo and Nestlé Criticised Over Palm Oil Rainforest Clearance in Borneo, The Grocer, 12 April 2018
The Human Cost of Conflict Palm Oil, Rainforest Action Network, June 2016


Live Animal Transport -Right or Wrong ?

Regarding our very recent post re live animals being illegally transported with the EU in extreme heat;  – some people may argue that what we say is incorrect when we talk of regulations not being enforced by the EU.

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Here is the link to the EU Regulation 1/2005 of 22nd December 2004 on the ‘protection’ of animals during transport.   Here you can check out maximum transport temperatures for yourselves.  This is the ‘bible’ document that all animal transporters throughout the EU should be compliant with.

As we declared in our previous post, the EU is NOT enforcing its own regulations regarding the protection of animals during transport.

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We can prove this by showing you some examples of videos made relating to live EU animals being transported to non EU Turkey.  There are graphic scenes; but this is the reality; the reality which Junker, Tusk and Van Goethem do not want you to know about.  They declare that the EU has rules as detailed in the 1/2005 links given above; so why do we raise questions  ?


See for yourself and decide; who is right and who is wrong ?



In the following you can see investigator Margreet –


Necessary to have the fortitude and conscience to end this fowl activity.

Please stay on it with your photos and devotion.

– Thanks Dawn – Regards Mark.

Netherlands: ‘Summer Heat’ By Margreet (Eyes on Animals – Amsterdam)


Margreet is a good personal friend to us and an excellent investigator.

Europe has been hit by huge hot weather issues for up to 7 or 8 weeks without rain.  Things have eventually changed and the past week or so has seen the rains return.

During the hot spell across Europe, animals were transported to slaughter regardless of the conditions.  Was the EU really interested in enforcing Reg 1/2005 which states that animals must not be transported above specific temperatures ? – of course not; they are much more concerned with UK Brexit bashing to punish the UK because it dare leave the almighty EU;  – dreaming up everything possible to make it hard for the UK whilst animals across the EU literally bake in the steel livestock trailers taking them to have their throats slit.

We have always had a real gripe with Bernard Van Goethem – one of the key players in animal transport issues and the man with his head in the sand who says ‘I can do nothing’ when presented with clear and obvious animal abuses to EU animals when being transported to Turkey and other such destinations.  Margreet has been deeply involved with the investigations into EU animals being hauled out to non EU Turkey.  Over the years EoA have video recorded and documented all the suffering at the Turkish / EU border – for what ? – the almighty EU to just ignore them and instead worry more about female hairdressers being allowed to wear high heeled shoes at work.

The EU is dying gradually and we really look forward to the day when it takes its final breath.  Self imposed, un elected importants named Junker and Tusk and Van Goethem who talk the talk but in reality, do very little to make the EU a better place.  They cannot even enforce their own EU legislation ! – that shows how bad they are.  But they are really good at UK bashing because it voted to get out of the happy house and go it alone.

This is just the start of the demise of the EU institution.  A no good, non enforceable system of regulations and laws which they in the Commissions hope will blindly lead the ‘normal’ EU citizen to the path of the righteous.  Things will change for the better when this fossil of jokes called the EU is thrown into the unmarked grave with lots of quicklime.

Here below is Margreets own words on a typical transport day in the EU during extreme heat.  Yet another reasons why EU member states need to take back control and stop the abuse.

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If I could write a short newsletter to describe my experience during my two-week inspections of livestock trucks at both collecting stations and slaughterhouses during the recent heatwave? I would, but to make it short and personal I found near on impossible…

Pigs, waiting in the extreme heat…outside slaughterhouses.
Pigs, with little room to find space to lie down without touching the others. This is something that as humans we do when we get too hot and want to cool down, we search for our own space, to avoid physical contact with others.
Pigs, denied access to water because, under EU regulations, water is not obligatory for transport journeys under 8 hours; even during a heatwave of 35C+. You can give water to the pigs, but  you are not legally obliged to, so no one does. While I kept drinking litres of water to remain alert and on my feet, the pigs had nothing.
Pigs, lay there panting and frothing at the mouth, all of them suffering from heat-stress.

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Pigs, waiting for hours on board stationary trucks in extreme temperatures before they were finally unloaded into the slaughterhouse lairage. Ironic that your relief, as a pig transported in a heatwave, is when you can finally be unloaded into the slaughterhouse…

During our inspections we documented evidence on how the Dutch “Heat Protocol for Live Animal Transport” does not work; how it is failing the animals. In that regard, it was a successful investigation, but, for me personally, it was very hard ;  extremely  hard, both physically and mentally. After two weeks of witnessing the suffering, I felt like collapsing. I was sad, angry, frustrated, in shock; a mix of strong emotions. I am, as the English poet Coleridge would say: Sadder and wiser.

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But I take comfort in knowing that, with Eyes on Animals, I have the chance to effectively reduce future suffering. The video footage that we took, of heat stressed pigs, was shown on a number of Dutch TV programmes, including RTL4Omroep Brabant and Hart van Nederland. We will also be meeting with the Dutch Ministry officials and the Dutch Livestock Transport Branche in early September to discuss improvements to the Heat Protocol for Live Animal Transport. And we received some positive news from the manager of one of the slaughterhouses we inspected; he has promised to purchase large fans, to reduce the heat stress experienced by the animals whilst waiting to be unloaded.

I also take comfort with the thought that there will come a time when the rest of humankind will agree that we cannot treat animals this way.

Margreet, Senior Inspector Eyes on Animals


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Above – EU ‘important’ Bernard van Goethem;

or to put it another way:

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From Dawn:

Heinous stupid and mean behaviour from these humans to those who don’t look like them.