Day: September 17, 2018

USA: United Becomes the Latest US Airline to Ban Plastic Straws.

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United Becomes the Latest US Airline to Ban Plastic Straws

Starting in November, passengers on each of United’s 4,600 daily flights will be using bamboo stirrers — not plastic ones.

United Airlines’ plan to ditch wasteful plastic straws follows American Airlines and Alaska Airlines, who each made similar moves earlier this year.

In 2015, it was reported that 8 million tons of plastic is dumped into oceans each year. The same report suggested that number would increase by a factor of ten in the next decade without significant change. This plastic is literally killing turtles, fish, and birds.

United’s move adds to the growing list of companies, cities, and states that are taking on the scourge of single-use plastics. Bamboo and wood disposable utensils have far  less environmental impact than plastic versions. Environmental activists have been calling attention to this issue for years, but only recently has the movement against a throwaway culture really taken hold.

United Airlines’ shift to bamboo stirrers is a step in the right direction, but there is still room for much improvement. It is essential that activists and concerned citizens do not rest on their laurels, and continue to fight for a society that eschews the convenience of disposable one-time use products and plastic wrapped foods and instead choose healthier, more environmentally friendly options.

England: London’s Fashion Week Goes Completely Fur Free For The First Time.

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London’s Fashion Week is Finally Going Fur-Free

Posted by Kenneth C. Wenzer | September 13, 2018

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For the first time in history, London Fashion Week will have zero fur.

This magnificent gesture by the British Fashion Council represents a milestone in the garment industry and could influence countless consumers to ditch fur themselves. With the results of a survey in hand, this organization announced that there is “a cultural change based on ideals and choice made by designer businesses, international brands as well as consumer sentiment – but also encouraged by the stance of multi-brand stores who are moving away from selling fur.”

Over the past few years, we have witnessed an increasing tempo of humanitarian concerns in the garment industry, many of whose professionals have graciously joined in the fur fight. Designers are coming to the realization that their lines of apparel can be tailored without cruelty. One by one, leading fashion houses have dropped fur without a sacrifice to the most discriminating tastes of their clients.

For millennia, seals, beavers, foxes and other creatures were relentlessly hunted with agonizing trapping methods. More recently, these fur-bearing animals have been subjected to slaughter farms and confined in substandard living conditions. These establishments, located in numerous countries around the world, engage in the most barbaric methods to feed an archaic lust for pelts. One pro-fur group even claims: “The lure of fine fur has never faltered. We all share in this rich and varied history and the traditions that were the cornerstone of this great nation from it’s [sic] beginning.”

Bob Dylan wrote in 1964 that “the times they are a changin’.” And so they are, most especially for the fur industry. A global distaste for the wearing of fur is constantly gaining momentum. With the advent of the internet and the relentless campaign by advocates against the cruelty towards animals, we may soon realize a fur-free future.

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Victory! Japan’s Proposal to Bring Back Commercial Whaling REJECTED.

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Victory! Japan’s Proposal to Bring Back Commercial Whaling REJECTED

Posted by Carly Day | September 16, 2018

The International Whaling Commission (IWC) has rejected a proposal from several countries — led by Japan — calling for the ban on commercial whale hunting to be lifted.

The pro-whaling nations argue that the ban — which has been in place since 1986 — doesn’t take into consideration the species of whales that have healthy populations and complain that the IWC is too focused on conservation. Their proposal, entitled “The Way Forward,” suggested creating a “sustainable whaling” program.

Fortunately, the motion was denied by a vote of 41 to 27. Iceland and Norway were two of the countries who voted in favor — not surprisingly, as they are the only countries that continue to hunt whales commercially in objection to the moratorium — but the vote was also supported by Cambodia, Kenya, Cambodia, Morocco, and several other nations.

“This decision sends a clear message to governments around the world that the exploitation of animals will no longer be tolerated, and animals must be protected at the highest level,” said Kate Nustedt, global director of wildlife at World Animal Protection. “All eyes are now on Japan to respect this decision. Neither commercial nor scientific whaling have any place in the 21st century, and we urge all governments to increase pressure on Japan to end its whaling once and for all.”

Japan’s proposal to the IWC included a request for permission to hunt minke whales — one of the few species of whales not currently in danger of extinction. The nation claims that minke whaling is part of their economy and history. Although Japan technically — and reluctantly — adheres to the moratorium on commercial whaling of minke, they do still catch and kill hundreds of these whales every year, claiming that the whales are killed for research purposes. Japan’s quota of minke is 333 per year, while Iceland and Norway are estimated to slaughter around 600 each year.

However, the IWC has now agreed to stop supporting Japan’s excuse of hunting whales for “scientific research,” putting the pro-whaling nation further at odds with the commission.

Following the rejection of the proposal, Japan has hinted that it may withdraw from the IWC.

“If scientific evidence and diversity is not respected, if commercial whaling is completely denied … Japan will be pressed to undertake a fundamental reassessment of its position as a member of the IWC,” said Japan’s vice-minister for fisheries, Masaaki Taniai.

But for now, animal activists are breathing sighs of relief after the IWC decision to maintain the whaling ban.

“Japan’s proposal to resume commercial whaling would be like jumping from a plane without a parachute,” said Claire Bass, director of Humane Society International. “Whales face so many threats in our increasingly degraded oceans; it’s critical that the IWC focuses its time and resources on tackling the many problems that we create for whales, such as entanglements in fishing gear and pollution.”

It’s standard procedure for “Bacon” !

 

Kastration für FerkeloStep 1 – the victim is screwed in OP, without anesthesia.

 

Kastration für Ferkel -Schritt 2_nStep 2the baby is castrated, all parts are cut out, without anesthesia.

 

Kastration für Ferkle no 3nStep 3the freshly massacred baby is left behind, without anesthesia!

This is the standard procedure of the castration torture.
And just one of many who suffer the animal slaves in modern concentration camps.
So, that some “gourmets” can continue to enjoy the body of the massacred animals.

My best regards to all, Venus

 

 

How do you relocate 100 elephants?

 

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With the kind permission and support of the Government of Zimbabwe, one of the largest wildlife resettlements in the country’s history will take place. The relocation of the 100 elephants is being implemented under the leadership of the Zimbabwean Parks & Wildlife Management Authority as a partner of the Sango Wildlife Conservancy and the Hemmersbach Rhino Force.

100 wilde Elefanten werden in Simbabwe umgesiedeltobs/Sango Wildlife Conservancy/www.sango-wildlife.com”

Over two decades of conservation, supported by the sustainable use of a wide variety of wild animal populations and intensive protection against poachers, impressively demonstrate how successful nature conservation can be in Zimbabwe. “We just have too many elephants on Sango,” says Wilfried Pabst, owner of the 600-square-kilometer Sango Wildlife Conservancy. “Thanks to the support of the government of Zimbabwe and Hemmersbach Rhino Force, we can save 100 elephants from clubbing,” Pabst continued. The gray giants are relocated as part of the “ReWild Initiative” of the Sango Wildlife Conservancy in the more than 700 km away Rifa Safari Area. The entire move is funded by Hemmersbach Rhino Force.

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