Day: December 26, 2018

Greek: how the fur mafia cocks EU-money up!




Through letters to the ministers, MPs and Members of the European Parliament, the Greek organization VeGaia has protested against an increase in the number of fur farms in Greece (from 43 in 2011 to 131 in 2018) and the state aid which the fur industry receives from national and EU funds.

The Greek government is financing the establishment of new fur farms, the expansion and modernization of existing ones, fur manufacturing and pelt processing facilities, as well as promotional activities such as assisting fur companies in taking part in exhibitions and trade missions aimed at of increasing sales.

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Data from the Hellenic Statistical Authority show a sharp decrease in Greek fur exports, proving fur production to be not only an outdated economic activity but also an unsuccessful investment choice.

Furthermore, reports compiled in the Region of Dytiki Makedonia (West Macedonia), where the fur is being produced, show tourism is at the lowest level in the country. This clearly proves, the devastating impact of the fur industry on the region, by preventing other economic activities, such as tourism, from being developed, which could create a wealth of new jobs as an alternative to this outdated industry. It is important to note, that Dytiki Makedonia consistently has the highest unemployment rates in Greece and, according to Eurostat, is also the first on the list of all the Regions in the EU. This means that the fur industry which has reigned supreme in the region for so many years, not only failed to tackle the unemployment, but on the contrary is actually responsible for the deplorably high unemployment rate.


Despite the fact that many major fashion designers have stopped using real fur, increasing numbers of consumers are refusing to buy it, and that fur exports have fallen dramatically, making the fur trade an unsuccessful investment, the Greek government insists on wasting EU taxpayers’ money on financing this cruel, outdated and dying industry.

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European citizens have a right to expect that their money is correctly spent. As the majority of EU citizens oppose fur production, and many Member States have either banned, or are in the process of banning it, the Greek government has a grave responsibility to ensure that European taxpayers’ money is not be wasted in supporting this industry.

Sustainable development, which is the professed goal, not only of the EU but surely of every civilized society, means not investing in the past, but rather of, embracing the future and preparing for tomorrow, through a pragmatic appreciation of contemporary mores and current trends, not by slavish adherence to the archaic practices of yesteryear.

Toter Mink- Griechenland


In memory: Nobody talked about this crime for four years …

It is outrageous that no one spoke in time about “this crime”  which has been going on for four years, 2014, and everyone knew about it.
It was the first time that a crime of such degree happened against fur animals, not only at national but at European level!

In Galati, Kozani, (North Greece) in August 2014, in a farm and in less than two months, about 33,000 mink died of  hunger, clothed in their cages. (see below the videos)

Videos, showing wildlife starving and muttering because of people who treat them only as capital and as a means of profit, are literally heartbreaking. That was the case, according to Mr. Mantzavinos, the lawyer of the breeder to whom owned the 33.000 mink, when the company that supplied the feed to his client and after a legal dispute with him eventually cut off his credit and the provision of food.

My comment: For a business that does not work, the Greek government (a left, by the way) wants to receive subsidies from the EU and continue to keep the fur farms alive at all costs.
Even if 33,000 creatures crawl hunger painfully because the owner has no money for their food, the Greek government claims that fur is the tradition and future of the country and trebles the number of Dachau places.
The reason: fur is the future and the hope for the greek economy!
Greece is not alone guilt! As long as the EU subsidizes such horror farms with our money, corruption and crime against animals on this continent will always be in demand.

Best regards, Venus

how the “others” feel …



After watching the video, we know one thing for sure: we are dealing with individuals, with intelligent, sensitive, sentient beings who honestly and generously give their joy, love, solidarity to the returning little one.

This video is the answer to the often asked question from the Philosophers and God’s servants: do animals have a soul?

The first step towards downgrading the animals to the commodity level is due to the theory and conviction of the Church.

“Animals have no soul, animals have only instincts and are therefore automatically not equal to the human beings who dispose of mind and soul – given by God”!

This theory is only a means to legitimize injustice and exploitation of animals. That’s ridiculous and outdated. For today we know that animals can feel and suffer, and that is the principle that commits us to moral action towards animals, not the argument “soul”.

I abhor any philosopher or religious theory that claims that animals are not equivalent to humans because the measure of all things is man.
Humanity must finally realize that human beings, is just one of one million animal species, and the most of other animals beings are extremely sensitive and compassionate individuals, many of whom even have an awareness of death.

I reject the difference between humans and animals, I find that even dangerous.
And I therefore distance myself sharply from all religions, parties and theories, as far as they violate the life interests of the animal, passive or active.

My best regards, Venus


Now That’s A Christmas Story !




Homeless Man Goes to Emergency Room – And His 4 Stray Dog Companions Wait Outside the Door

Image Credit: Cris Mamprim

When homeless man César walked into the Hospital Regional Alto Vale in Brazil to seek medical treatment at 3 AM on a Sunday, his friends came along to show their support.

Only these were no ordinary buddies — they were his loyal canine companions, who anxiously gathered at the door of the clinic.

César was seeking help for an ongoing medical problem and hospital staff were amazed at the manners and good health of the dogs patiently waiting for their guardian.

Worker Cris Mamprin took snaps of the beautiful pups, marveling at their dedication and condition.

“They are all well taken care of and chubby,” said Mamprin. “Seeing them like that, waiting at the door, only shows how much they are cared for and loved.”

While César received treatment, the staff allowed the dogs in to keep him company, offering food to both them and their caring guardian, who confessed that he often goes without food to make sure the dogs can eat.

Touched by this close-knit family living on the streets, Mamprin shared the snaps on social media, where they quickly went viral.

“He has the best companions with him,” she said. “I do not know what his life is like, or why he’s on the street, but I admire the respect and love he has for his little animals.”

In America, an estimated 5-10 percent of homeless people have pets.

Although they are often criticized for keeping an animal when they can’t afford to support themselves, those who work with them reveal that many homeless people take better care of their animals than they do themselves.

Just like any companion animal at home, these “homeless companions” provide a sense of connection, family, and security to those who desperately need it.

“The need for companionship is just as important as the need for food or shelter,” says author Danielle Wolfe. “Taking care of others reinforces our purpose for living.


Japan: Boycott Everything About Them.

Japan says it is to restart commercial whaling in July in a move that is likely to draw international criticism.

It said it would withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC), the body tasked with whale conservation.

Commercial whaling was banned by the IWC in 1986 after some species were driven almost to extinction.

Officials in Japan, an IWC member since 1951, say eating whales is part of the country’s culture.

For many years Japan has hunted whales for what it calls “scientific research” and to sell the meat, a programme widely criticised by conservationists.


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