Day: January 14, 2019

USA: The Government Shutdown Means No Whistleblower Hotline – Here’s Where You Can Report Animal Cruelty Instead.

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The Government Shutdown Means No Whistleblower Hotline – Here’s Where You Can Report Animal Cruelty Instead

Posted by Carly Day | January 11, 2019

 

Since December 22nd last year, the U.S. government has shut down a slew of essential services and functions due to a lack of federal funding.

One key component of the shutdown has been the USDA, who have abandoned many of their key activities and responsibilities in relation to animal welfare.

The USDA is responsible for inspecting research labs, animal breeders and dealers (including puppy mills), and exhibitors of exotic animals like roadside circuses to ensure they meet the minimum animal care standards. However, all these functions have now stopped.

In addition to this, the USDA’s Animal Care hotline that people previously used to report abuse is out of action.

With officials no longer there to hold people accountable, who can we turn to for help if we spot animal abuse or cruelty?

Luckily, there are plenty of amazing organizations throughout the country that offer their own hotlines or reporting avenues.

 

If you see or learn of any animal welfare violations, reach out to one of the following organizations:

·         PETA: 757-962-TELL or Whistleblower@peta.org

·         Humane Society of the United States

·         WeTip Anonymous Crime Reporting Hotline 1-800-78-CRIME

·         ASPCA advise calling your local animal shelter or animal control agency for advice

·         The Animal Legal & Historical Center offer a comprehensive table covering each state, advising you where to report different types of animal cruelty in your area.

USA: Oh Um !! – Woman Brags About Deer Poaching on Dating App – Without Knowing She’s Talking to A Game Warden

 

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Woman Brags About Deer Poaching on Dating App – Without Knowing She’s Talking to A Game Warden

Posted by Carly Day | January 11, 2019

 Woman Brags About Deer Poaching on Dating App – Without Knowing She’s Talking to A Game Warden

An Oklahoma woman scored a lot more than she had bargained for after chatting up a potential suitor using dating app Bumble recently. Boasting about shooting a deer outside of the legal hunting season, she had no idea she was exchanging messages with a State game warden.

24-year-old Cannon Harrison, the warden in question, couldn’t believe it when his match began bragging about her kill.

“Honestly, the first thing I thought was that it was someone who was messing with me because they knew who I was,” said Harrison. “It seemed too good to be true.”

Knowing that Oklahoma deer shooting season had ended and her hunt was illegal, Harrison played along, asking if she had killed the animal with a bow (which would have been legal). The woman coyly avoided the question, but soon admitted that she had used the practice of “spotlighting” to shoot the animal. Spotlighting is illegal in Oklahoma. It’s the practice of shining a bright light into an animal’s face causing it to freeze, making it an easy target.

Harrison, ever-dedicated to his calling as a warden, kept up the ruse, pretending to be impressed and asking her to send photos of the deer. She obliged, providing evidence that would later be used against her — gruesome photos of her posing next to her prey, along with images of the butchered animal. The photos and story were later shared on the Oklahoma Game Warden’s Facebook page.

Using his amateur detective skills and the power of social media, Harrison tracked down the offender and game wardens paid her a visit the very next day.

She and an accomplice pleaded guilty to charges of improper possession of an illegally taken animal and taking game out of season, paying $2,400 in fines, although she wasn’t charged for spotlighting.

Although a tragic end for the deer, at least this woman did not get away with her crime — and we’re thankful this game warden put his passion for animals over his search for love.

 

Canada: Our largest intact old-growth forest is (literally) being turned into toilet paper.

 

 

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Mark,

Even as NRDC fights in scores of courtrooms to save our environment from the Trump administration, we continue to wage many other important campaigns as well—all thanks to your support. Today, I want to update you on our longstanding effort to protect Canada’s spectacular boreal forest from destruction at the hands of giant timber and consumer product companies.

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1. The Big Picture:

  • Canada’s boreal forest is our planet’s largest intact old-growth forest. But logging, oil, gas, and mining companies are clearing more than one million acres each year. That’s more than seven NHL hockey rinks a minute, threatening hundreds of Indigenous communities, iconic caribou, and billions of migratory birds, all of which call this ancient forest home.
  • As for the ancient trees? Many of them are being turned into toilet paper, paper towels, and facial tissues.

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  1. Why It Matters:
  • Know what else calls the boreal forest home?
  • 300 billion tons of carbon, stored in the boreal region’s soils, plants, and wetlands. That’s equal to more than three decades’ worth of fossil fuel emissions. And it means every acre exploited by industry makes climate change even worse — not to mention putting in peril the people and wildlife who’ve thrived in the boreal for centuries.

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  1. What We’re Doing:
  • Protecting the world’s largest old-growth forest takes sustained commitment. But NRDC has been in the fight for two decades — and as we round the bend into 2019, we’re more committed than ever to:
    • Pressuring the Canadian government to work with Indigenous communities to protect the boreal forest from unsustainable logging and save the threatened boreal caribou — before it’s too late.
    • Turning up the heat on companies like Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, and others to say no to making throwaway tissue products from trees that come from the boreal forest, and urging these companies to use recycled content instead.
    • Educating consumers on what products to avoid that are made with boreal wood.

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  1. Learn More:

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  • See what the boreal forest looks like.

  • Check out this video to grasp the full beauty of the boreal forest and learn more about how carbon sinks — like the boreal — work and why they’re critical.

  • Learn about the ways in which Indigenous Peoples are leading the fight to protect their forest homelands. Meet the Innu forester working to save Canada’s boreal forest.
  • Discover what it’s like to study one of North America’s most elusive mammals. Meet the wildlife ecologist who is researching ways to help boreal caribou survive.
  • Find out which companies are calling for protection of Canada’s boreal forest. Read the letter from industry executives urging the Canadian government to step up and take bold steps to save the boreal forest.

Stay tuned! We’ll keep you updated on our fight to protect the boreal forest. But in the meantime, get even more info at NRDC’s boreal forest headquarters.

Sincerely,

Rhea Suh
President, NRDC

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The animal tormentor Nikos Logothetis is allowed to test animals again.

 

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Germany has us in the last months only with negative news busy

You certainly remember the scandal in the Max Planck Institute (Tübingen, Germany), we have reported several times about this crime. There was massive torture of primates by the Greek Nikos Logothetis and two other staff members of the institute. They have kept several monkeys alive to do more serious experiments with them, even though the animals, according to the law, should have euthanized.

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Undercover investigations by the SOKO organization provided the evidence,  the public was shocked.

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On January 7, the three torturers were expected to appear in court, which was not the case, as we reported. A frivolous report, which never appeared in public, relieved the three, and they were pronounced free for the payment of a fine.

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2018/12/22/gernany-monkey-process-cancelled-how-works-the-labormafia/

The Greek and “researchers” Logothetis were prohibited from further research on primates. But today the following report has been sent to the media:

Researcher Nikos Logothetis is allowed to test animals again.

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This emerges from an opinion of the Max Planck Society. The scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen and two of his co-workers were indicted several years ago for animal abuse.
Until the end of the procedure, Logothetis was not allowed to conduct or guide animal experiments on the part of the Max Planck Society. He himself had already declared in 2015, after the allegations became known, that he no longer carried out experiments with monkeys. Instead, his team would focus on rodent studies.

In December, the district court Tübingen has now announced that it will stop the proceedings against payment of a sum of money. The Board of Directors of the Max Planck Society therefore sees no reason to continue to prohibit Logothetis from carrying out animal experiments.

The allegations against Logothetis had come up after a zoo keeper (from the SOKO organization) had secretly taken pictures of monkeys in the experimental laboratory at the MPI for Biological Cybernetics. In 2014, they had been broadcast on television.

https://www.deutschlandfunk.de/max-planck-gesellschaft-logothetis-darf-wieder-tierversuche.2850.de.html

My comment: Such animal abusers are protected by corrupt governments.
They are all called “Dr. Mengele “.
They daily massacre thousands of defenseless attempt animals to satisfy their curiosity and sadism and call it “research”.
Politicians allow this pointless crime because they deserve too.
Human health is suffering, the animals are suffering, the lab mafia and the state are making money.
That’s our money.
We have to fight a long way. With demonstrations, letters, petitions, enlightenment.
Until the research becomes free from the pointless animal suffering and torture.

My best regards, Venus