Month: December 2018

Now That’s A Christmas Story !

Brazil

 

 

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.

 

Read more – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-46682976 

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/26/japan-confirms-it-will-quit-iwc-to-resume-commercial-whaling

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6529505/Japan-start-commercial-whaling-year.html

https://www.itv.com/news/2018-12-26/japan-to-resume-commercial-whaling-but-not-in-antarctic/

 

 

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The monkey trade mafia

 

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Little is reported about the trade in monkeys. In contrast to the thriving ivory shops. But this illegal trade is a terrible global criminal enterprise that kills and sells billions of monkeys of all kinds, or kills them when they’re no longer for sale. Some are the most endangered, intelligent and sensitive animals on this earth.

The illegal trade in monkeys is a billion dollar business. A gorilla baby can cost up to $ 250,000. High in demand as pets in affluent homes or as performers in commercial zoos, baby chimpanzees have a cost of $ 12,500. Who the buyers are is just as opaque as in trading with people. They give them alcohol and drugs, they are abused, and when they are no longer needed, they are thrown away again.

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The monkeys are also offered in the social networks. On an Instagram account, a user offered baby chimpanzees and orangutans in children’s clothing, 2 babies, $ 7,500 each for the” Special Introductory Price”.

Illegal trade in animals ranks third in the international drugs and arms trade. It makes possible also the net :. With a mouse click, people can buy any kind of animals. On a website called exoticanimalsforsale.net, a just a week old male capuchin monkey is listed at $ 7,800; A squirrel monkey is listed for $ 9000 and a Java Macaque for $ 4000.

The animals are in high demand in the Gulf States, Southeast Asia and China. Buyers are willing to pay high prices and additional fees to bypass international controls. And while they are well cared for at a young age, chimpanzees soon become too strong and potentially violent to be kept in a household.

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Malnourished and frightened monkeys were discovered in covert crates at border controls, whether in France, Nepal, Thailand, Kuwait or the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They are confiscated all over the world. But these are only a few. Others end up living in a private zoo, far from home and their natural way of life.

Young apes are initially traumatized when they are caught in Africa and then again by being deported to Asia (often without adequate nutrition or care). They are then housed in zoos, circuses and zoos under supposedly appalling conditions – without proper attention, affection and the company of other monkeys, something that is required for the healthy development of these social species. Strict training regimes only aggravate the trauma, mongabay reports.

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Daniel Stiles leads the project to end the monkey slavery (PEGAS) and examined the monkey trade for four years. Since 2013, he has made several trips to the Middle East, China and Southeast Asia, where he witnessed an increase in circus shows with chimpanzees and orangutans.

“The way they do business,” he said about monkey traders, “makes the mafia look like amateurs.” Trade in these animals is booming. To catch small monkeys, the mother has to be killed. If the father is there too, they kill him too. For every monkey smuggled, more could have been killed, because most species live in groups. It is not uncommon for poachers to wipe out entire families just to get a single cub. Little monkey babies are easier to smuggle.

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Daniel Stiles is now a “monkey detective” in Kenya and has spent weeks looking for pictures of gorillas, chimpanzees and orangutans on Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp. He hoped to destroy an illegal global trade that has captured or killed tens of thousands of great apes and has brought some endangered species to the brink of extinction.

https://netzfrauen.org/2018/07/12/affen-

My comment: The biggest natural disaster is the human being!

It is not enough that we take the habitat of the monkeys through deforestation and slash-and-burn, no!
They are also brutally trapped by the Monkey Mafia to sell them as merchandise to criminals rich or zoo owners ..
Every day we get the proof that evolution has not brought anything positive.

My best regards, Venus

the last greeting

Affen, die um ihre verstorbene Äffin weineno

What do animals feel? The answer shows this photo.
It captures the moment when a 40-year-old chimpanzee dies. She had heart problems and could not be cured anymore. All the chimpanzees of the Sanaga-Yong Rescue Center accompany she on her last trip. ❤
In the forests of Cameroon, habitat destruction and illegal trade with monkey meat are destroying the lives of chimpanzees. On Sanaga-Yongs, the chimpanzees not only find a new family, but also a new home. And yes, they can feel!


https://netzfrauen.org/2018/07/12/affen-3/
#Netzfrauen

Best regards, Venus

Merry Christmas From Some of Our Friends.

 

Dear Mark,

This time last year, Star was a bear forgotten.

But this Christmas will be different.

Star is living, breathing proof that, wishes can come true. With the help of treasured friends like you, Mark.

Gifts like yours stop precious souls like Star dying on disgusting bile farms. From fading away forever. Unloved for eternity.

To show our gratitude for all you do, we wanted to show you the heartwarming impact your gifts have to a little bear like Star.

watch the video

Watch Star’s special Christmas message now >>

 

 

 

 

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Happy Christmas from PETA!

Dear Mark,

Merry Christmas to you and all those you care about – whether two-legged, four-legged, feathered, or finned! Together, we’re changing the world for the better for countless animals, each one a feeling individual: a terrified rat forced to inhale toxic substances in a laboratory, a hen packed so tightly with others in an egg-farm shed that she can’t stretch out a single wing, a sheep suffering from ragged, bloody wounds after being carelessly shorn, and an elephant beaten to force her to carry tourists.

 

 

Hi Mark,

I want to wish you a very happy holiday season from all at Animal Equality! We hope your holidays are full of warmth and laughter for you and your loved ones.

I also want to thank you for all the invaluable support you have given Animal Equality in 2018. With your help, every day, we are moving towards a world where all animals are protected and respected.

We look forward to another year of working with you to save and change lives!

Thanks for all you do for animals,

Dr Toni Shephard – Executive Director – UK

We’d like to wish all of our supporters a wonderful holiday season and to thank you for your support for Asian elephants in 2018 – we couldn’t protect this awesome species without you.
You can read more about our successes and the challenges we face on our website at www.elephant-family.org 

 

Dear Mark,

In this delightful time of year, some of our most glorious characters are here to warm your heart. Thank you for making their lives happier, safer, and even more filled with love.

Animal Aid Unlimited – India.

 

 

Mark,

From all of us here at Turtle Island Restoration Network, we wanted to say a heartfelt THANK YOU for all your support this year for our oceans and marine wildlife. Together we make up a community of more than 200,000 environmentalists and activists, working together to create a healthy and safe blue-green planet for all living things. We couldn’t ask for better supporters…you are like family to us!

Cheers to happy, peaceful and joyful holidays with family and friends!

Sincerely,

– The Team at Turtle Island Restoration Network

 

with animal loving greetings…

 

Happy Christmas from slaghterhouse_n

At Christmas Mark and Venus wish all their readers a nice, healthy time. We are not those who celebrate this “feast of love” with the suffering, pain and body of another being. By “love” we understand something different than massacring animals, eating, carrying or giving them as gifts. By “love” we mean respect for their lives, their rights to happiness and freedom.
For this we have both fought with our whole strength this year and tried to give the voiceless a support with serious information, responsible criticism and sharp language.
We hope we have you on our side.
Stay true to us, stay true to the animals, we keep fighting together, everyone as he can.
with animal loving greetings

Mark and Venus, 2018

Animal torturers do not come to court. Thanks to the corrupt German judiciary.

 

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Do you remember when we reported about the trial, in Max Planck Institute (MPI) in Tübingen, Germany, which was scheduled on January 7, 2019?

The facts

At the Max Planck Institute (MPI) in Tübingen, painful brain tests on rhesus monkeys were carried out for years. They have to sit for hours with their heads motionless and they are forced to “cooperate” by dehydration. In 2014, an undercover research (done by the SOKO organization) documented severe maltreatment of the monkeys by the MPI staff.  The prosecute accuses the scientists (who include the director of MPI Professor Nikos Logothetis) that they did not euthanize several monkeys, even though they knew that the experimental animals suffered severely for a long time.

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Doctors Against Animal Testing filed criminal charges in January 2015.

Four years later, on January 7, 2019, three employees, including the director of the Institute Nikos Logothetis, were to be brought to trial because of serious animal cruelty.

“It would have been unique in the history of Germany that animal experimenters would have to answer for their actions in court,” explains Dr. Corina Gericke, Vice Chair of Doctors Against Animal Testing.

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Last information: This process has been canceled!

Reason for the refusal is:  A new report, which has given the defense at the Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB) in order.
“The fact that four years after the filing of the complaint and a few days before the trial suddenly a courtesy certificate is conjured up from the hat is a slap in the face of all animal experiment opponents,” outraged veterinarian Gericke (“Doktors against animal Testing”) .
Doctors against animal experiments therefore doubt the objectivity of this report, because at the RUB almost identical experiments were made on apes until 2012, as at the MPI. They were finished when (and only because) the researcher retired.

Who was she? Stella’s fate

 

Stella, born in 2008, was a victim of the Max Planck Institute in Tübingen. She came from the company Novartis in Vienna, where she had already been abused for animal experiments. Her skull was broken open several times, with a chamber providing access to her brain. To prevent this from growing, she was repeatedly stunned, the opening with pipe wrench and screwdriver pried open and the tissue removed. The meninges are extremely sensitive to pain, the awakening from the anesthesia is the horror. Stella’s severe wounds became inflamed, she was paralyzed on one side, constantly vomiting and suffering pain. She was kept alive and suffering to prepare for a terminal attempt, a serious animal experiment lasting several days during which Stella died. Her life ended in 2013. These terrible fates bore many names. Stella was not an isolated case.

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The trial was surprisingly stopped by a secret opinion of the animal experiment lobby, the criminal proceedings set – a judicial shame.

We fight against that.

Demonstration on 12/01/2019 in Tübingen, we demand together: justice for Stella – now more than ever!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1858742217581333/

My comment: It seems clear. For the public, Logothetis is a miserable animal abuser who tortured defenseless monkeys for questionable research purposes. In reality, nothing was more than the desire to satisfy his curiosity about how the brain works. Once again a psychopath proved to us how his own works.

Eveyone who knows and studies the history of the Third Reich knows how the animal experimenters tick. Their actions coincide 100% with the mass murderers of the Nazi era. In every detail. Even Zyklon B is still used for the killing of experimental animals, even if it is discouraged.

It is not possible to keep behaviorally disturbed people out of this area.

My best regards, Venus

 

 

UK: A ‘First’ Television Fundraiser for Animal Welfare Charities Gets Amazing Response In 3 Hour Broadcast.

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On the evening of 21/12/18; UK television Channel 5 did a whole 3 hour fundraising evening called  ‘animals in need at Christmas’.

 

In 3 hours they raised £ 623,000 for animal welfare !!

Brits are pretty supportive of animal welfare and the amount of money donated in just 3 hours reflects this !

 

Here are a couple of links to the event:

https://www.channel5.com/helptheanimals/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFrRi2C-xiQ

 

Santa Dash – this was an organised special event which saw no less than 10,000 ‘Santas’ running around the streets of Liverpool all in aid of supporting animal welfare.

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All the money raised yesterday will be distributed to 5 different animal welfare organisations in the UK.  You can see who they are via the links we have given above.

 We just want t say that this has been waiting to happen for a very long time – it just needed a major tv channel to step up to the plate and take it on.  Channel 5 were the organisation which did t.

Well done Channel 5 – this is the first but it will not be the last.

I think they will do this every year at least once; if not more frequently.

 Regards Mark

 

 

South Korea: Latest News and Actions.

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Read below or click here to read the newsletter in format:

http://koreandogs.org/newsletter-december-21-2018/?utm_source=sendinblue&utm_campaign=260_dogs_and_cats_burnt_to_death!__Dont_let_this_happen_again&utm_medium=email

 

VICTIMS OF NEGLIGENCE

260 dogs and cats burnt to death from fire
at the Anseong City Animal Shelter

Hundreds of dogs and cats, which should have been safe from harm, in the care of an Anseong animal shelter have died in a raging fire that swept through the property.

If this shelter had been managed properly, then those animals would have remained safe. They are now dead. Someone must be held to account, and a lesson must be learned so that others in similar positions of responsibility will be very clear of their duties towards animals in their care, which extends above and beyond the basic provision of food and a cage.

Click HERE to learn more and take action.

 

New Calls for Action! South Koreans:
Stop the illegal dog and cat meat trades.

The weather has already dropped to

freezing in South Korea!

All across South Korea, millions of ‘meat dogs’ (including newborn puppies) which are destined for human consumption, are kept outdoors in meat farms and slaughterhouses, imprisoned in cages that are crudely constructed of wire and raised off the ground, and which afford no protection from the snow or freezing winds that are part of a normal winter in that country. These poor creatures – from the second they are born, to their final breath at the uncaring hands of a brutal butcher – have to endure endless misery and agony. South Korea is truly a “Hell on Earth” for countless innocent dogs and cats. So, please, don’t let the Koreans continue their vile and cruel practice: click the links below to take action today to help fight the South Korean dog and cat meat trades.

1. Hamyang

2. Sancheong
3. Hadong
4. Namhae
5. Goseong (Gyeongsangnam-do)
6. Changnyeong
7. Haman
8. Uiryeong
9. Uljin
10. Bonghwa
11. Yecheon
12. Chilgok
13. Yeongdeok
14. Seongju
15. Goryeong
16. Cheongdo
17. Yeongyang
18. Cheongsong

Click here to take more action:

http://koreandogs.org/petitions-korean-cities/?utm_source=sendinblue&utm_campaign=260_dogs_and_cats_burnt_to_death!__Dont_let_this_happen_again&utm_medium=email

 

URGENT

Indictment for an incident of animal abuse suspended. We need everyone’s protest and signatures.

Sharing Korea Alliance for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Busan KAPCA) ‘s Facebook post on November 22, 2018.

This is an incident of animal abuse which happened at an apartment building construction site in Ulsan, Korea. A man strikes a dog tied to a post at the construction site with an aluminum pipe over one meter long, and at least three times. We received this video last summer, but the owner of this video was reluctant to publicly reveal this video at the time, so we reported the incident to the police. We had never received an update of the investigation, so we contacted the police for a response. It was the learned that an indictment for this obvious case of animal abuse was suspended. In other words, it was acknowledged that the abuser committed a crime, but he was not charged.

The animal abuse crime was acknowledged but indictment was suspended because: 1) the abuser claimed to be the dog’s owner; 2) the abuser struck the dog because the dog bit him while he was trying to feed the dog; 3) the dog suffered only minor injuries; 4) the abuser did not have a past history of similar crimes, and 5) the Citizen’s Prosecutorial Committee gave the recommendation to suspend indictment.

During the investigation, the dog disappeared and when we inquired about the whereabouts of the dog, we were told from the police that the perpetrator sent away the dog somewhere and were shown a picture of the dog.
Click HERE to learn more and take action.

 

https://www.change.org/p/ulsan-prosecutor-general-song-in-taek-prosecute-the-animal-abuser-who-struck-a-dog-multiple-times-with-a-pipe-in-ulsan-south-korea?utm_source=sendinblue&utm_campaign=260_dogs_and_cats_burnt_to_death!__Dont_let_this_happen_again&utm_medium=emai

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

England: ‘SPANA’ – Helping Working Animals Where Their Owners Need Help.

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SPANA are based in London, England.

I am proud to have supported them with a monthly donation for many years.

Established in 1923, SPANA’s goal is simple: to improve the welfare of working animals in the world’s poorest communities.

Our donations help to improve the lives of working animals; in order that their owners can continue to use them for their work; but with the added bonus of the best veterinary care and welfare needs covered free of charge.

They may seem simple, but SPANA donations provide free veterinary care for working animals; they provide new mouth bits to replace old and rusty ‘things’ that have been constructed from wire etc; they provide the construction and placement of drinking troughs for working animals along their main work routes, providing something as simple as water; but helping the animals to stay hydrated during their working day.

Most importantly; they also provide education to children regarding animal welfare, and why it is so important to care for and respect animals.

This video just released for Christmas 2018 gives a small insight into the world of SPANA; enjoy it;

Regards Mark