Day: November 30, 2018

A souvenir: bottles with baby sharks!




Whenever we think, it can not get any worse … dead baby sharks as a souvenir!!
They still exist in Miami Beach. The sharks are said to be by-products of commercial fishing. They are not thrown back into the sea, but bottled with an alcohol solution and then sold to tourists!

Baby Sharks on Glass jpg
So not only in Asia you can find horrible souvenirs, but also in the USA.
In Hong Kong we found dried shark fins everywhere. More than a third are from endangered or threatened sharks! Although the largest shark fishing nation is Indonesia, Hong Kong is the big trading center!

 Shark finning means the removal of the dorsal fin. Millions of sharks have so far been broken up alive and mutilated back into the sea, where they die from suffocation or are eaten by other carnivores.


When dried, shark fins were also offered on the markets in Hong Kong. In so-called herbal shops, they are also sold as medicine. A commodity that causes a bloody trail of destruction of the marine ecosystem.


Statistik über Haienn

In 2016, sharks killed 4 people.
In the same year, people killed 100,000,000 sharks (PETA).
And now …these unspeakable bottles of dead baby sharks in Miami Beach! Specially, for illiterate tourists who, when they drive back to their country, will tell that they have finally captured the world’s most dangerous fish in a bottle for ever and ever!!

My best regards, Venus


USA: Beloved Yellowstone Wolf Was Just Shot Dead To Be A Trophy.


Beloved Yellowstone Wolf Was Just Shot Dead To Be A Trophy

Read in full with video:

An iconic and beloved member of Yellowstone National Park‘s most famous wolf pack was just shot dead by a trophy hunter — and it was totally legal. 

Lamar Canyon Wolf Pack member 926F, also known as Spitfire, was killed just a few miles outside the entrance to the park in Montana. 

Spitfire’s mother, 06F, was also killed by a hunter back in 2012. Wolves of the Rockies credits Spitfire with helping to keep the pack together after her mother’s death. 



South Korea: 27/11/18 – S. Korea’s Largest Dog Meat Slaughterhouse Is Now CLOSED!



S. Korea’s Largest Dog Meat Slaughterhouse Is Now CLOSED!

Posted by Carly Day | November 27, 2018


It was the largest dog slaughterhouse in South Korea, a hellish place where hundreds of cramped metal cages confined terrified dogs, suffering as they awaited a painful and traumatic death courtesy of the dog meat trade.

But last week saw the closure of the notoriously brutal Taepyeong slaughterhouse in Seoul, as animal activists gathered to witness the bulldozing of the site.

Humane Society International, Korea Animal Rights Advocates and the Korean Animal Welfare Association worked with the Seongnam City Council to shut down Taepyeong, a move that signifies a growing willingness within South Korea to put an end to the cruel trade.

“Both as a Korean citizen and an animal campaigner, it was incredibly moving for me to be a part of the historic closure of this notorious dog slaughterhouse,” said Nara Kim, HSI/Korea’s dog meat campaigner. “This really feels like a landmark moment in the demise of the dog meat industry in South Korea, and sends the clear message that the dog meat industry is increasingly unwelcome in Korean society.”

Five of the six slaughterhouses at Taepyeong were to be bulldozed immediately, with the sixth to follow once permits are acquired. The site is destined to be converted into a community park.

In further positive progress, the renowned Moran Market — once the largest dog meat market in South Korea — closed down its last permanent dog meat vendor. This market was once estimated to provide 30-40% of the dog meat in the nation and was responsible for the death of around 20,000 dogs every year.

South Korea has long been targeted by animal activists for their dog meat trade, in which an estimated 700,000 to one million dogs are slaughtered every year. Although the consumption of dog and cat meat is widespread throughout Asia, this is the only nation where dogs are intensively farmed for their meat.

With Taepyeong out of action, activists are optimistic that other slaughterhouses will suffer the same fate, spelling the end for this horrifically cruel industry in South Korea.

“Taepyeong’s closure is an historical event, and hopefully may trigger the closure of other illegal dog slaughterhouses throughout the country,” said Hyunji Kim from Korea Animal Rights Advocates. “Until we achieve this, we really appreciate the support of both Korean people and global citizens who love animals, for helping our campaigns to completely end dog meat in Korea.”


England: The World’s Largest ‘Meatless Meat’ Factory Just Opened – And it’s Saving The Lives of 1,600 Cows A Week



The World’s Largest ‘Meatless Meat’ Factory Just Opened – And it’s Saving 1,600 Cows A Week

Posted by Carly Day | November 29, 2018

quorn roast

Vegetarian “meat” manufacturer Quorn opened its new mega factory in Billingham, Teesside in the UK this month, with the aim of doubling production of their core products to accommodate increasing customer demand for vegetarian and vegan meat alternatives.

The new site lays claim to being the largest meat-alternative production facility in the world and expects to deliver 1.33 million packages of Quorn every week — the equivalent of meat from 1600 cows. 

The meat alternative industry is experiencing rapid growth, as consumers respond to both ethical and environmental concerns around its consumption. Quorn reports an impressive 15% in growth annually over the last few years and cite research that says the UK is the “most advanced meat-free market in the world.”

A report released earlier this year projected that market for meat substitutes will increase at the rate of 6.8% every year, and will be work 6.3 billion USD by 2023.

“Around the world we are seeing a significant increase in meat-reduction diets, including both flexitarianism and veganism,” says Quorn Foods CEO Kevin Brennan.

The company said that the new facility will enable them to further reduce carbon emissions — part of their core environmental sustainability commitment. They have already removed 297 tonnes of non-recyclable plastic from the supply chain and have pledged to use only 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging by 2025.

Although the UK is an important market for Quorn products, the US  is also a key target market for the company.

Quorn products are produced from a mycoprotein derived from a kind of fungus grown by the process of fermentation. In many Quorn products, egg is a key ingredient; however, the company have introduced a vegan version and say they are committed to producing a wider range of vegan products in the future.

Designer babies and beautiful, new world!





In China, embryos were born by Crispr resistant to HIV. Based on the current case, you see that all the media publish a message without even checking the facts. The message should not have been published according to Chinese media. In the face of many doubts, the official Chinese news agency Xinhua reported that the National Health Commission has ordered the immediate “investigation”. Many scientists warn against a Pandora’s box, but as early as 2011, the first genetically modified baby saw the light of day and triggered a debate on ethics.


In 2011, the first child with three DNA strands was born in England.

Britain is the first country in the world that allows human embryonic gene manipulation.  This manipulation of the genes outraged physicians, ethicists and politicians worldwide. The process is a pure experiment and no one can say whether the children would suffer any later health damage from their conception. There was talk of a “nightmare” and the “beginning of human breeding”. Once again in 2014, the first genetically engineered people saw the light of day. Now again worldwide outrage and again a debate on ethics that succeeded in China, the creation of genetically modified designer babies.

And maybe it’s 2019: First genetically modified human got first genetically modified designer baby, that’s not impossible!


That research knows no bounds is not new, and instead of creating global guidelines, one is only outraged and continues to do research.

In China, embryos were made resistant to HIV with the Crispr tool (“Clustered regular interspaced short palindromic repeats” = It is an enzyme used as a processing tool, allowing scientists to cut out parts of the genome) Such interventions are highly controversial.

Two Chinese girls, Lulu and Nana, were said to have been born healthy a few weeks ago. But China is not pleased, and due to the ethical controversy over this technology, the “People’s Network” of the Communist Party, the first to report “successful research”, has been removed. In addition, an extensive investigation has now been announced by the Chinese government. An American scientist said he had participated in the work in China, but this type of “manipulation of genes” is banned in the United States because the DNA changes could be transferred to future generations and other genes violated.

The case is not officially published yet.

It also can not be published because it has banned the Chinese government, as can be seen in the Chinese media today. But the world has yet another attraction!

Just like building a very powerful computer, the new CRISPR medical technology can change people by accurately and efficiently manipulating genes. DNA eliminates the defects of genetic diseases, strengthens the genes of high quality and creates a perfect baby. Would you like to order one?

An interesting perspective: Imagine that parents bring superbabies into the world with bones so strong that no surgical drill can penetrate them, and a heart that is less susceptible to disease. Then you find yourself in a world where a child has its DNA of three parents instead of two, a world in which a woman can have a child of her favorite actor by simply collecting some of her skin cells. Genetic engineering makes it possible. Some startle it and others encourage it.

Today there are no limits to research – and Frankenstein himself would never have thought for possible what is possible in research today!

My best regards, Venus