Day: October 21, 2018

England: So Called Evidence That The Bovine TB government strategy is working is called untrue by vets and animal specialists.


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George Eustice’s boast that government strategy is working called untrue by vets and animal specialists

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Government claims that the controversial badger cull is reducing tuberculosis rates in cattle have been undermined by a group of leading vets and animal welfare experts who have shared data that, they say, confirms it has made no difference.

Last month the farming minister George Eustice said: “Reductions in TB cases in Somerset and Gloucestershire are evidence that our strategy is delivering results.” But the group, which includes Iain McGill, the former government vet who helped expose the BSE cover-up, Adam Grogan, head of wildlife at the RSPCA, and Mark Jones, head of policy at the Born Free Foundation, disagrees.

In a letter, published in edited form in today’s Observer, and in full on the Network For Animals website, they are among 15 signatories who claim that “when ministerial statements are used as justification for the slaughter of badgers on an industrial scale … it is vital that they … reflect the best available veterinary and scientific advice”.

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The agriculture ministry’s claims are based on the “incidence rate” – calculated by examining the number of new cases of TB in cattle herds. However, the signatories claim this approach, using “complex and sometimes obscure calculations”, is wrong. They suggest the focus should be on the percentage of cattle herds in badger culling zones which have the disease at a specific point in time.

Their letter states: “Examination of that data … demonstrates no reduction in the prevalence of bTB (bovine TB) infected herds in Gloucestershire or Somerset as a result of culling.”

It continues: “The prevalence in cattle is no lower than it was before culling, despite the killing and removal of 1,879 badgers in Gloucestershire and 1,777 in Somerset. A total of 3,656 badgers have been killed with no perceivable disease control benefits.”

There is now public disquiet at the violence and animal suffering associated with the badger cullLetter’s signatoriesIn Gloucestershire the prevalence of the disease fell to 6.9% in the three years running up to the cull before plateauing at 7.1% after four years of culling. In Somerset it fell successively for the three years up to the cull to 6.1%, before rising to 7.2% after four years of culling.

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“There are approximately the same proportion of bTB affected herds now as there were before culling started,” the signatories claim. “Badger culling has not resulted in a decrease in bTB in cattle in cull zones … Any statement made to the contrary is untrue.”

The Zoological Society of London claims there is “no robust evidence that England’s policy of mass culling” is reducing TB in cattle. The signatories call on Eustice to withdraw his statement. “When proven harm is committed to animals on a very large scale, accompanied by documented animal abuse and … unaccompanied by any disease control benefits, the only option for any responsible government is to abandon the policy immediately,” they write.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said: “The minister was commenting on this drop in new cases which is the primary measure behind our analysis on the effect of the culls. This is the same measure used in the randomised badger culling trial.

“Calling our calculation of the rate of new bTB cases ‘opaque and impossible to confirm independently without raw data’ is simply incorrect.”

We need a new morality!


Chinese mit Kätzchen an Platte_n

This Asian man carries cats on the tray to grill. It is legal in his country. In other countries it is also legal, although not this type of animal. There is no difference between a cat or any other species, including the human, it’s the same suffering and pain.

It’s not about cursing a race or nationality. The point is that the traditional animal protection law has become obsolete: it allows animals to be injured and killed for trivial reasons. It allows us to kill male chicks immediately after hatching, just because they do not lay eggs and their death saves money.

It allows us to keep female cows in chains as slaves and kill them just because their milk yield ceases after a quarter of their life expectancy.

The the animal welfare law allows us to treat animals as raw material!

It is about understanding and seeing that we have deprived the animals of all their rights.
Humanity is morally ill, still in the 21st century, today and here in 2018.

A society that kills animals on “assemby line”, a society that destroys lives and does not respect animal rights, can not be a healthy society.

The human species behaves sadistic, vile and psychotic, and to change it, the first step is: we have to give animals their rights. We must accept that animals have rights – these are essential to a serious protection of the law – for humans as well as for animals.

As long as we don`t realize that torture and murder of non-human beings is a crime that has no moral justification and therefore we are no longer entitled to, then the human race remains a desolate heap of underdeveloped criminals, wich do not even deserve human rights.

People need to know what animal rights are, through information, education, conviction. And that’s our mission, that’s the duty of animal rights activists to show them the reality and make them realize that we can never seriously protect animals unless the vegan lifestyle is mainstream.

My best regards to all, Venus



Japan finds itself buried in plastic waste after China stops importing world’s trash.


Japan finds itself buried in plastic waste after China stops importing world’s trash  

Nations across the globe are beginning to suffer from waste build-up, after China stopped importing recyclable garbage this year. Japan has become the latest country reporting severe recycling industry overload.

China’s ban on imports of 24 types of solid waste materials, such as soda bottles, mixed paper, recycled steel and newsprint, has impacted the recycling chain across the globe. Japan, which last year exported about half of its 1.5 million tons of annual plastic waste, is now piled higher and deeper in its own garbage, with many local governments struggling to cope with the problem.

About a quarter of 102 local governments surveyed reported seeing accumulated plastic waste, which in some cases overreached sanitary norms, Environment Ministry data showed this week. At least 34 municipalities noted that they are failing to find new destinations to outsource their plastic after domestic costs of processing waste shot up.

China’s refusal to accept more garbage is overstretching the Japanese recycling industry, with 34.9 percent of companies limiting or considering restricting the quantities of plastics they can accept. To deal with the problem, the Japanese ministry said it will expand domestic capacity to process plastic waste. The government also wants to introduce measures to prevent illegal dumping and expand the use of bioplastics, which are biodegradable.

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A similar problem was reported this weekend in the UK, which last year exported roughly two-thirds of its recyclables. The Local Government Association (LGA) blamed the Chinese ban for the change in councils’ recycling methods which are forcing the local authorities to add an extra £500,000 a year in cost. “It’s clear that the ban by China on imported waste, which could soon be implemented by other countries, could have a marked impact on councils’ ability to recycle,” said Martin Tett, environment spokesman for the LGA.

China, which over the last 25 years was taking in 45 percent of cumulative plastic imports, without a doubt made a huge impact on the global recycling system. While many Chinese companies relocated their operations to Malaysia, the Asian country does not have the capacity to replace China and this week imposed a three-month ban on imports. We “will do our very best to ensure that Malaysia not be the plastic rubbish bin of developed countries,” Science, Technology and Environment and Climate Change minister Yeo Bee Yin said.

READ MORE: China’s waste import ban fallout: EU wants to get rid of most single-use plastic products

Vietnam, which once welcomed foreign shipments, is also finding it hard to cope with recyclables, imposing a temporary ban on imports between June and October. Thailand, the other world destination of plastic goods, reportedly will ban imports by 2021. The closure of Asian countries to plastic will also affect the US, which in the first six months of this year, exported its recycling to Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam.

Spain: hunters again on the murder!




The hunting season with Galgos will start around the 20th of October, depending on region. During the first months of the hunting season, until Christmas more or less, thousands of Galgos that are not good enough at hunting (in the opinion of the hunters), will be killed in brutal ways.


Now, as October begins, the training of Galgos is going on, at its peak, for the upcoming hunting season. It is not at all uncommon that Galgos die from wounds caused by falling during training, when the Galgos run behind cars at around 60 km / hour. The video shows training at night, with the Galgos running in front of the vehicle (not as common).

Training für GalgosRunning for their lives at 60 km/h.

You are probably familiar with some of them by now, such as the ”Pianist” hangings, deliberate breaking one of a dog’s legs and then leaving to starve to death, throwing the dogs into empty wells or off high cliffs. –

FOTO mit aufgehängten Galgo“Pianist” torture

Living conditions for hunting dogs are usually very bad. Partido Animalista (PACMA) published a new video three days ago, showing an example of these (see above).

To train Galgos, the serial perpetrators are every means right. Galgos do not live longer than 2-3 years. Thereafter, the death is done by hanging. In this way, Spain’s hunters direct every year thousands of dogs that have served in the rabbit hunt. This is especially true of the Galgos, a Spanish variant of the greyhound, that ends up on the rope at the end of the shooting season. This is what the hunters call “tradition”, for which the cartridge is often too expensive for the coup de grace or the veterinarian’s euthanasia.

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Incidentally, only those Galgos who have proven themselves to be hunting hunters are hanged on the tree. For those who are less successful, a “punishing catalog” has come into being among the Spanish hunters, making the dog’s death even more painful.
As follows: The noose around the neck is only pulled up so far that the hind legs of the dog are just on the ground. “So the poor creatures spend up to two and a half hours dying,” animal rights activists say. “Or, even more cruelly, they are simply tied to the tree with the strangle leash until they die of starvation, thirst and exhaustion.” (that’s what the psychopaths call “play piano”!!)

galgos-gehängt auf BaumjpgHere’s another Galgo”Pianist”- victim  of Spain’s psychopath hunters

The Spanish state, meanwhile, watches the bustle of the animal torturers quite unmoved. There are few people, as always animal rights activists, who, as in any such country, carry the burden on their shoulders alone and with their own initiative try to save what is to save, and unfortunately with each passing day grows.

Spain is one of the worst countries in animal cruelty in Europe.

But Spain, we have to say it too, has the strongest animal protection party in Europe.
And that is PACMA!

The petition to the European Parliament is still going on.
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My best regards to all, Venus