Day: January 27, 2019

Zoo Wuppertal, Germany: “world famous” for animal cruelty!

 

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Bonobo male Bili came to the zoo in November. His conspecifics did not accept him. A part of his ear is bitten off.

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A piece of his ear is missing. Demolished by the conspecifics. His fingers are bleeding. And in his black fur gape open wounds. At the sight of this poor creature you just have a lump in your throat …

Bonobo monkey Bili (10) from the Wuppertal Zoo is the victim of massive mobbing: ejected, attacked and injured by the others in his enclosure.

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Bitter: If Bili is not integrated into the Minor Chimpanzee group soon, maybe even death threatens him.

Either by euthanasia, as Zoo boss Dr. Arne Lawrenz in the media said. “Or the others bite him dead,” says Dr. Colin Goldner of the “Great Ape Project.”

The animal rights activist has been following the monkey’s path for some time: “Bili was born in England, was repulsed by his mother, reared by humans.” He then found a new home in the Frankfurt Zoo, until the end of 2018 . Contrary to the claims of the Zoo Wuppertal, he was there very well integrated into his group, before he was shipped as a new breeding man to Wuppertal.

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During the following months, the zoo tried to integrate him into the group, but failed because of bad posture. The Bonobo group began to attack Bili violently, so he lost an ear, over and over with bite wounds and severely traumatized his life in the Bonobo concrete bunker in Wuppertal. While the Zoo Directorate said in a statement that they were watching the situation and wanted to wait, the suffering went on for Bili.

Zoo visitors cry at his sight and there is general horror.

Due to his experience, Bili can no longer be integrated into any other Bonobo group. Yesterday the zoo issued a statement, in which even thought about an Eeuthanasia.

The attitude of the Zoo Wuppertal is not long understandable. One plays down the whole thing and compares zoo relationships with those in the wilderness. There is now a so-called Deadline on the part of the zoo.

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But this is fatal for an adult bonobo – a monkey species in which the mommies are in charge (matriarchy). Dr. Goldner: “As a baby, living together could work, but as a bonobo man you have bad cards without the mother’s protection: The other females bite.”

Animal rights activists call for Bili’s resettlement

Supporters of an animal welfare movement are not reassured by the explanations. They have registered a protest on Sunday, 27.01 between 12 to 14 clock in front of the Wuppertal Zoo.

“Our message is that under these circumstances Bili can no longer stay in this zoo,” explains event organizer Adrienne Kneis. “I was there yesterday, Bili shows a completely frightened behavior, makes a dull, exhausted impression, is most of the time careful to be protected from possible attacks. Bili never defends himself when he is attacked, he huddles together, holds both arms protectively over his head and endures the shocks and bites of his fellows very scared. ” For Kneis is clear: Bili must not stay in the Zoo Wuppertal.

A possible solution, the animal rights activist apparently. According to her, she has a written assurance from England that Bili can be accommodated in the Ape Monkey Rescue UK, an animal shelter in Wales.

Updated

Today, 27. 01. the event took place for Bili in front of the Zoo Wuppertal. Many people and media were present, including the camera crew of Stern TV. Stern TV had accompanied Bili’s integration into the Bonobo Group at the Frankfurt Zoo in 2009.

When the camera crew filmed in the monkey house, Bili had been separated together with Mato. Of course, there was peace, because Mato is the only one who ignored Bili and not attacked, but can not help him. Bonobos have the women say …

Bili’s condition is Bad. He is thin, can barely move his hands, begged behind the grid for food. The Frankfurt Zoo was also present. What they were doing right there … unknown !!! It was followed by the usual explanations and fair play towards the camera team.

As soon as the camera team was gone, the rest of the group was released again on Bili. Tribe visitors also reported horrific, heart-rending scenes in front of the Bonobo facility.

Petition: https://www.change.org/p/dr-arne-lawrenz-rettet-bonobo-bili-aus-dem-zoo-wuppertal-save-bonobo-bili-from-zoo-wuppertal

https://www.change.org/p/dr-arne-lawrenz-rettet-bonobo-bili-aus-dem-zoo-wuppertal-save-bonobo-bili-from-zoo-wuppertal

My comment: The zoo parks are supported by stupid visitors. There are some parents who take their children to observe living animal inmates and think they learn about the animals.

The only thing that visitors to zoos achieve with their visit, is to make the slave trader (that`s  the zoo director) richer.
Zoos are and remain prisons where animals are kept for life and displayed for the benefit of a paying audience.

In the minds of the people, a gigantic propaganda offensive has been launched for years, which continues to this day and has contributed to the fact that zoos are still regarded in many parts of the population as “normal”, “right” and even “necessary”.

Zoos have to close! They are and will continue to be prisons!

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My best regards, Venus

 

USA (Alaska): Father and Son Hunting Pair Jailed for Killing Mother Bear – and Then Her 2 Shrieking Cubs.

 

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Source, and continue to read more – https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/26/us/andrew-owen-renner-alaska.html

 

When a father-and-son hunting pair from Alaska poached a black bear mother and her two newborn cubs in their den last year, they initially seemed to get away with it.

There was little chance for witnesses on a remote island off Alaska’s southern coast. The hunters traveled there by boat, strapping on backcountry skis to reach the bear den. But a motion-activated camera, being used for wildlife research, captured the hunters’ actions on the island, the authorities said.

This week, after pleading guilty to various poaching charges, the father, Andrew Renner, a 41-year-old from Wasilla, Alaska, was sentenced to three months in jail and barred from hunting for a decade, said Aaron Peterson, the state’s assistant attorney general, who prosecuted the case. His son Owen Renner, 18, received a 30-day suspended sentence and was required to perform community service.

Other coverage: 

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/27/us/alaskan-father-and-son-bear-killings-trnd/index.html

 

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/hunter-father-who-killed-bear-and-her-two-cubs-with-son-jailed-in-alaska-a4048246.html

 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/alaska-man-sentenced-bear-killings-1.4991098

 

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/bear-hunting-alaska-cubs-jail-poaching-andrew-renner-owen-a8744866.html

 

https://www.ecowatch.com/alaska-hunters-sentenced-for-killing-mother-bear-and-shrieking-cubs-2627094092.html?utm_campaign=RebelMouse&socialux=facebook&share_id=4343676&utm_medium=social&utm_content=EcoWatch&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR3A-zvkoRiahXymAW1BGeu9pB0ye0l47DxOj8tzTfDLFBdzt7WwR-ucD7M

 

https://www.foxnews.com/us/father-son-sentenced-to-jail-for-poaching-point-blank-slaughter-of-mother-bear-2-cubs

 

South Africa: Only 18, But Blake Puts All His Efforts Into Helping Local Animal Organsations.

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This Teen Started A Recycling Drive Just to Help Shelter Animals

One Cape Town teen decided to mark his milestone eighteenth birthday not with a traditional party, but by giving back to his community. While many people just want to throw a big celebration when they turn 18, Blake Pittaway had something else on his mind: his love for animals and an overwhelming desire to help them any way he could.

Three months before his birthday, Pittaway decided he would use his birthday money and proceeds from recycling plastic to support local animal charities.

Of his birthday, Pittaway said: “I wanted it to be a truly memorable celebration where I could not only get my family and friends involved but the community.”

First, he collected plastic bottles from the community and used the money to purchase bags of dog food for Fallen Angels Pet Rescue, an animal rescue organization in the Melkbosstrand area. To date, Pittaway has accumulated enough funds to buy 1,600 kilograms of dog food. His efforts also combat pollution, resulting in less plastic in landfills and on the streets.

Pittaway’s work has become the community-wide effort he envisioned as his birthday approached. After embarking on his initial volunteer plans, the teen started Project 18, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the homeless animals at Fallen Angels Pet Rescue.

The community support the project receives is imperative to its success, especially since Pittaway is a student and can’t do all the work himself. Project 18 is made possible through volunteers, donors, and proceeds from hat sales and the refunded plastics.

Based on the organization’s blog, which tracks its progress and activities, it’s apparent that what started as one teen’s birthday wish has evolved into a major network of support, ensuring that the dogs at Fallen Angels Animal Shelter are well fed.

Source – https://ladyfreethinker.org/teen-started-recycling-drive-just-help-shelter-animals/

 

WAV Comment

Well done Blake – be proud of your work; and may it go on to even bigger things to helping animals !

Eye to eye.

 

How about this kind of meat consumption?
Using this torture method on human species to eat their meat?
And finally with this kind of morality?
If the human species has caused so much suffering and pain to non-human species for centuries, what right would it complain of, if it suffers in the same way?

My best regards, Venus