Day: January 29, 2019

England / Germany: WAV Photographs – We Want To Explain.

We have not been asked to do this, it is my (Mark) personal aim that here I cover a few points about this site over which I feel I need to try and clarify.  They are:

WAV was founded by Venus and myself in 2018 with the sole intention of doing what it says on the tin – being a ‘World Animals Voice’ – highlighting the abuses and suffering of animals across the globe due to the cruelty of the human species.

Whenever we publish articles (posts) onto this site; we go out of our way to reproduce the original sources of data from which the article was written.  We don’t make up fantasy posts; ours are produced only from information provided by credible sources worldwide – hence the references from same we always try to give.

We aim to produce photographs and (if applicable) videos which reflect the topic being discussed for you.

As you can see from this (WAV) or our SAV site; we never ask for donations or have a ‘donation’ link.  We are self funded. All work on this site is undertaken on a purely voluntary basis by individuals who care about animal welfare.

Regarding ‘copyright’ of photographs, as an example we want to show you the following to try and explain how difficult things are nowdays. So, we simply (today 29/1/19) go to ‘Google Images’ – we type in ‘Serbian Animals’ and we are immediately presented with a huge range of images.

Try it via this link of same which shows what we get simply stating ‘Serbian Animals’:

https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&biw=1252&bih=549&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=F2xQXJHDLsHsxgPN3b-YCQ&q=serbian+animals&oq=serbian+animals&gs_l=img.3..0.3827426.3835882..3836435…0.0..0.76.1026.17……0….1..gws-wiz-img…..0..0i67j0i8i30j0i24.LgPlTpOrGgk

You can see that many of the images shown via the above link are officially credited to ‘Serbian Animals Voice’ (SAV) or ‘Balkans Animal Suffering’ – SAV is the sister site we own and run in addition to WAV and you can visit it here:

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/

So the images credited to us are officially ‘our’ images – and they are; all part of our work within the Balkans; but via Google we have no control over their publishing or who uses them for any work; it is simply impossible for us to track back and see.

So we have to accept that our ‘official’ images may be used by other parties with or without our knowledge.  We accept that as the way media works in the fast world of 2019.

Whenever we do use photographs from other sources on our WAV / SAV sites; we attempt very much to use same imaging from the international media sources; and to credit them where we can.  Sometimes if no images are available; we do use Google image search to obtain images.  This (Google) is not a special site; but is one which is open to all members of the public.  Anyone can use it for images of a subject that they wish.

When we do use Google images; if the originator is known; then as described above; we will reproduce the source of the image and try to declare to whom it belongs.

As a generalisation; and in some circumstances, it is possible to use copyright-protected work without infringing the owner’s copyright. For more about this, you may wish to learn about fair use on the Google site. It is important to note that content can be removed in response to a claim of copyright infringement, even if we have…

  • Given credit to the copyright owner
  • Refrained from monetizing the infringing content
  • Charged for a copy of the content in question
  • Noticed similar content that appear elsewhere on the internet
  • Recorded the content yourself from TV, a movie theater, or the radio
  • Copied the content yourself from a textbook, a movie poster or photograph
  • Stated that “no copyright infringement is intended”

 

To date; and with over 13 years experience in running sites such as this; we have never been involved with any copyright infringement dispute issues.  We hope it stays that way; that is our intention.  On the other hand; many of ‘our own’ (master) original source images (especially relating to Serbia strays and live animal exports) have also been used by other parties in their publishing; and are visible for all to see on Google.

We don’t really have a problem with this; but would say:  It is impossible nowdays to check where your data is being used, and by whom.  Our photos are there on sites such as Google; not by our personal wish, but simply as ‘part of the modern system’, and we really have no control or means of controlling how, when and where they are used Such is the world of internet and electronic media in 2019.

Overall we have no real gripe.  We will continue to use video and images on these WAV / SAV sites; giving credit references or originality references whenever possible if they are known to us.

This is just an issue that I want to share with everybody – I hope you understand our (WAV) situation regarding photographs; which do often; make a story just that little bit better.

Regards Mark (and Venus) – WAV Founders.

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Italy: OIPA (Italian Animal Welfare) Ask – ‘What Is In Your Pet Food ?’ – Disturbing Reading for Pet Owners.

 

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NOTE: The picture above does not relate to specific brands mentioned ain the article, nd is for visual purposes only showing a pet food display – WAV.

The following is a very disturbing article for all pet animal owners from the very well respected OIPA animal welfare organisation who are based in Italy; Europe.

Here is a link to the article in case you want to check it out, along with other work undertaken by OIPA:

https://www.oipa.org/international/dangerous-pet-food/

 We have reproduced in full below.

 

DANGEROUS PET FOOD

Eyes, bones, feathers and birds beaks, blood, intestines, tendons, mammaries, gullets and sick, rotten or cancerous body parts; this is what is behind the so called by-products used to make Commercial Pet Food.

Pet food manufacturers do not announce the fact that pet food is composed primarily from food industry waste.

MBM meat-and-bone meal is a product of the animal carcass execution process. It is composed primarily of the leftovers and bones of slaughtered livestock, fat from unmarketable animal tissues and retail meat products. Animal fat and MBM often come from a mix of different animal species: horses, elephants, dogs, cats, foxes, opossums, deers and snakes have also been found.

In the US, according to the major producer of pet food, it IS STILL LEGAL to make use of euthanized cats and dogs with the purpose of producing pet food. Animal fat and MBM are the ingredients in pet food most likely to enter in correlation with the presence of sodium pentobarbital; the drug used by veterinarians for euthanasia.

To avoid picking up pet food that might contain parts of dead cats and dogs, there is only one way to minimize the risk: NEVER buy any product made with unidentified animal ingredients.

Dioxin, PBB, antibiotics and other pharmacological preparations are rests that might be found in fish pet food instead.

In MBM meals, the ingredient is not used fresh, but rather recycled.

Extrusion (method of obtaining doggy treats) and recycling do not always succeed in eradicating cattle growth hormones, antibiotics or barbiturates. High-temperature cooking can alter or destroy the nutritional value of the product, while at the same time does not fully remove the danger of contamination by bacteria and toxins.

Certain producers cook pet food directly into the can.

Additives, preservatives, flavour enhancers, antioxidants, colouring agents, appetite stimulants… our pet food is a mix of chemical compounds, some of which are very harmful.

Propyl gallate (BHA and BHT) is used as synthetic preservative in pet food, but it is also an icing inhibitor and a substance similar to Agent Orange (a defoliant chemical used by the US in the Vietnam War) has been found among the antioxidants.

Colouring agents are often tested on animals and in massive doses can cause serious health problems (such as high cholesterol and the reduction of haemoglobin and red blood cells in the blood). The paradox is that production holdings are not required to indicate the presence of these chemical compounds on the labels.

Rancid fats are responsible for the pungent smell of much wet and dry pet food and can cause serious allergies and other diseases. This type of fats are preserved in the form of chemical solutions and then sprayed on the food to get a better taste.

In the last ten years, the quantity of wheat in pet food has increased. The majority of pet food product formulations contains too many grains, including corn, wheat, rice, soy flour, peanuts shells. In addition, many products contain questionable and unnecessary ingredients; many pet food brands indeed load up their products with inexpensive low-quality fillers that are hardly digestible for cats and dogs.

Side effects

As a pet owner, it is your job to keep track of what your dog is eating and to make sure that the food you give him will provide for his nutritional needs.

Among the most common causes of death for both cats and dogs are diseases affiliated with poor diet.

Urinary tract diseases, allergies and intolerances, behavioural disorders, cancer, obesity, cardiovascular disease, vomit and diarrhoea are only some possible side effects of feeding our pets with industrial wet and dry food. Poor quality ingredients, contamination with bacteria, mould, toxins and pharmacological residuals, poor nutritional value and an excessive use of additives are the main causes.

Organic pet food instead offers benefits to both cats and dogs.

If you have the availability, the best way to feed your pet is with cooked food (but take into account that they have different needs from us and therefore their diet must be followed by a vet or a nutritionist specialist.

The following brands should be avoided at all costs:

Boycott list
• Nestlé:
Felix, Friskies, Gourmet, Purina, Affinity Petcare
• Colgate-palmolive:
Hill’s (science diet, canine maintenance)
• Mars:
Whaltam, Cesar, Pedigree, Chappi, Frolic, Sheba, Whiskas, Kitekat, Royal Canin
• Procter & Gamble:
Iams (Eukanuba, ecc.)
• Nutro
• Heinz

 

USA: Orca’s Mean Visitors, And Visitors Mean Big Bucks – A 30-year-old orca has died at SeaWorld’s Orlando Park.

 

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A 30-year-old orca has died at SeaWorld’s Orlando Park in Florida. 

The orca, named Kayla, died on Monday after a brief illness, SeaWorld officials said.

Veterinarians began treating Kayla on Saturday, following a physical exam, after she showed signs of discomfort. Her condition worsened Sunday and she was given around-the-clock care until her death, park officials said.

The cause of death will not be known until a post-mortem examination is conducted.

Kayla was one of the last remaining orcas at SeaWorld’s Orlando park after the company announced in 2016 that it was stopping its orca breeding programme.

In a statement, SeaWorld officials said: “The entire SeaWorld family is deeply saddened by the loss. While today is a difficult day for all of us at SeaWorld, Kayla inspired generations of guests and employees to care and learn more about this amazing species.”

Read more

Third killer whale dies at SeaWorld this year

SeaWorld’s orca shows came under criticism following the 2013 documentary Blackfish, which depicted orca Tilikum’s life in captivity. Before his death in 2017, Tilikum was involved in the deaths of three people, including SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau.

In 2017, the company ended orca shows in California, with plans to phase out the shows at parks in Florida and Texas in 2019.

 

WAV Comment

We suggest that the SeaWorld statement should have been:

“The entire SeaWorld family is deeply saddened by the fact that we will not be making money out of animals that belong in the oceans performing stupid tricks in our undersized tanks instead. Today is a difficult day for all of us at SeaWorld due to the loss of future funds from members of the public who have still not got a grip that animals should not be doing pathetic tricks to satisfy their dismal demands to be ‘entertained’ by animal abuse.  Kayla inspired generations of guests and employees who simply ignored the fact that wild animals belong in the wild, not bathtubs such as those at SeaWorld.”

Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/seaworld-orca-kayla-whale-dead-age-florida-orlando-blackfish-a8750936.html 

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TCM: Animal torture is our capital!

 

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Who heard their scream, thinks of children’s voices. Fear of death, wounding and desperate children’s voices. Collarbears release these terrible screams twice a day. If they still have the strength.

Bile juice is taken twice a day in an unbearable procedure.

For this purpose, the farmers of the Chinese bear farms put a catheter through the abdominal wall into the gallbladder. Through this pipe, a tube without anesthesia is introduced directly into the organ. It is considered as “human” to dispense with the catheter and to drip the juice from a stomach opening operatively connected directly to the bile. So that the animal does not tear the pipe or the tube from the inflamed wound, it is fixed in a steel corset and permanently damned to complete immobility.

TCM: Body and Capital in Balance = The truth: Animal Torture is our capital balance!

If one searches in Google for the term TCM, one finds purposely little information.
Because just and thanks to the Internet, the public has become smarter about the charlatanism of some unscrupulous Chinese and Germans, and does not believe in this mafia business.

Quote from the web page of TCM:

“TCM Pharmatrade GmbH & Co. KG is a pharmaceutical company founded in 2018 that supplies the entire European market via wholesale and its own mail order pharmacy. Its unique selling point is the possession of German and in future also European approvals for Chinese medicine and nutritional supplements with origins in traditional Chinese medicine.” https://tcm-pharmatrade.de/unternehmen/

And…“Wethe HH-SH TCM Center GmbH – operate the TCM center in Hamburg (Germany) to show you traditional Chinese medicine. We combine tradition with the latest science and technology!!” https://www.tcmshanghai.de/das-unternehmen/

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If there were no more market for such products, this industry would no longer be profitable and would end the exploitation of the animals.
But … the law of the Chinese government waits in vain. The culprit is the Association for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)!
After the State Council’s Resource and Environmental Policy Research Institute (DRCSC) had presented a report that clearly indicated that bear products should expire by 2035 and be replaced with non-animal substitutes, TCM companies even demanded an apology!!!

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However, TCM companies continue to insist on bear bile, selling it as a millennia-old tradition. Thus, the bears continue to be held in cruel imprisonment, crammed into wire cages, where they have to endure the daily ordeal of the bile-tap.

Paradox! Although the media reported years ago on this cruel act in the name of Chinese medicine, the more China is focused on economic recovery, the lower it has become.

China became Germany’s most important trading partner for the first time last year. China replaced the US.

Profit from animal welfare. Because it does not only affect the bears who have to suffer, but also tigers.

Bear and tiger farm animal husbandry: suffering for Traditional Chinese Medicine.

In the wild, the tigers are almost extinct, but it is believed that about 5,000 tigers are being held on Chinese farms – in dirty cages, where they are starving. The adage: only skin and bones, means to the tigers that this is the time when they are mercilessly killed. Once they were majestic creatures, their fur then served as a jewel in some houses of rich Chinese, while the bones have to serve for wine.

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In recent years, there has been more and more evidence that China also wants to improve its image in the world public in terms of environmental protection and animal welfare. For example, animal testing has been banned and money invested to find alternative substances for bear bile.
But also the new law allows the survival of China’s bear bile farms and 200 tiger farms. On farms, tigers are bred on a grand scale to make tiger-bark wine and other binge elixirs. According to a report by the Environmental Research Agency EIA, thousands of tigers are bred and then slaughtered. Because the demand for such products is increasing, there are illegal farms or poaching, with bears as well as tigers.

https://www.tcmshanghai.de/der-beirat/

https://netzfrauen.org/2017/02/25/baerengalle-und-tigerwein/

 

My comment:  All this is supported by criminal politics. Everyone seems to have an employment pact with China.

Merkel and her EU Coalition partner have become the slaughterhouse of China. They accept unconditional meat, fur and products from tortured animals.
The politicians do not stop other politicians or governments, on the contrary! there is a permanent, grand coalition in politics  of all parties and directions, when it comes to animals: it consists of animal tormentors, meat lovers, fur friends, circus with wild animal friends , hunter friends and corrupt journalism.

Last but not least, one of them is a disinterested, superstitious population increasingly victim to the criminal animal industry, and with its boundless stupidity and infantilism, promotes criminal animal trade.

My best regards, Venus