Day: February 15, 2019

Austria: illegal transport under the protection of the police!!


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Animal protection action of the association against animal factories – VgT Austria

At dawn on Tuesday morning (Feb. 12), 15 animal welfare activists gathered at the parking lot on which the livestock truck was parked. After sighting the animals, the thirsty pigs were supplied with water by the activists. Also documented was missing litter. The poor animals had to stand for hours on hard, ice-cold metal and lie.


Suddenly, however, the driver and business leader appeared.
The animal rights activists contacted the police to determine the illegality of the transport. The police unfortunately took almost an hour to record the data.

Martin Balluch, the chairman of the association tells:

We had tracked the illegal animal transport to the slaughterhouse. There the police arrived. But instead of controlling the van, they claimed we were holding an unlisted demo. Even if, that would not be a problem.

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It is clearly regulated by law that non-indicated meetings may be held as long as they do not jeopardize public safety.

Nevertheless, the police started arresting us. Of the 15 assets, 13 were running. I stayed there, told the police my name and said I was responsible for everything. After a phone call with the district captain, I was arrested, as was the other person who had stayed behind. Another was picked up in the village. The police came with 7 (!) Police vehicles and also seized 2 banners and 4 posters.

“I have not experienced anything like this before” ( Martin Balluch).

After about 3 hours, the detainees who were taken to the police station were released.

We will, on the other hand, file a complaint.


Because it is organizationally more convenient, a livestock truck from a Lower Austrian company goes to porkers every Monday evening to load animals. The immediate destination is not the slaughterhouse, but a parking lot. There are about 200 pigs crammed together in a confined space then simply turned off, also without litter and without water. The pigs were parked at 9pm on the night before and then left to their own fate! The last night they experienced, they froze and scared themselves in this parking lot! 

The driver drives home and goes to sleep!!

The pigs scream all night long. Only in the morning does he come back and the completely exhausted animals continue their journey to the slaughterhouse. This scenario is repeated week after week, according to witnesses for weeks, maybe for years! Just last summer the VGT uncovered a similar case in Styria (State in the south of Austria)

My comment: When the detection of crimes is treated as a committed crime, we are ruled by criminals” (Edward Snowden)

It is a crime that animals are exploited, imprisoned, tortured and finally killed, and those who want to prevent this crime be punished. The impact of the industries that exploit animals is frightening if they can manipulate the executive, judiciary, and legislature only to protect their financial interests.

People can fight for their freedom, animals can not. That is the big difference between all liberation movements in relation to humans and the liberation of animals. The system wants to put us off and scare us. It wants to prescribe us, as we have to demonstrate: So that the rulers can go on undisturbed as before. How should activists deal with the danger of going to jail for their just protest?

We will continue to fight against the state repression of our legitimate fight for animal rights, and we will fight harder than ever.The governments and the meat mafia are scared of us because they know what we can achieve by showing the world what crime is doing behind their closed doors.

If we work together, even with other powerful civil rights movements, if we actively fight for the animals, then we can achieve something.

Because if we do not all fight together, no one can do anything alone.

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My best regards, Venus


USA: Petition – Justice for Horses Starved Slowly to Death by Boarders.



Justice for Horses Starved Slowly to Death by Boarders

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SIGN: Justice for Horses Starved Slowly to Death by Boarders

Image Credit: Animal Care and Control


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Petition link –


PETITION TARGET: Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office

Authorities discovered one dead horse and at least half a dozen others that were severely emaciated when police and animal control raided a property in Loxahatchee Groves, Florida.

Photos reveal that the horses have been severely neglected and starved for quite some time, with ribs and hip bones dramatically jutting out from their bodies.

Working with Animal Care and Control, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said they obtained a search warrant for the private property following an investigation resulting from an anonymous complaint.

They removed 16 horses from the property — known as Amaryllis Acres, a boarding facility — sending the animals for immediate veterinary care.

Neighbors say that they have been complaining about this property for years.

The investigation is still ongoing, as specialists assess the condition of the seized animals. Animal Care and Control state that if the guardian does not voluntarily surrender the horses, they will go to court to ensure the animals are not returned to the property.

Sign this petition urging the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office to shut this cruel boarding facility down for good, and push for a lifetime ban on all guilty parties from owning any animals.


Gaza Zoo Rips Out Lion Cub’s Claws So It Can Be ‘Friendly With Visitors’.

Gaza Zoo Rips Out Lion Cub’s Claws So It Can Be ‘Friendly With Visitors’ 


Gaza Zoo Rips Out Lion Cub's Claws So It Can Be 'Friendly With Visitors'

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Animal handlers at a Gaza zoo are ripping their lion cubs’ claws out so that they can play with children – but are leaving their teeth intact.

The procedure has left one lioness distressed as she is left pawing at a tree and hugged by a 12-year-old, according to the Sun.

The 14-month-old lioness, called Falestine, lives at the zoo in Rafah, a Palestinian city in the southern Gaza Strip. She had to endure having her claws being surgically removed.

The operation was carried out by the zoo vet, despite them not having the correct facilities to carry out such a procedure.

The procedure of removing Falenstine's claws took place in the zoo by the vet. Credit: Shutterstock

The procedure of removing Falenstine’s claws took place in the zoo by the vet. Credit: Shutterstock

Owner Mohammed Jumaa, 53, explaining: “I’m trying to reduce the aggression of the lioness so it can be friendly with visitors.”

Guests were kept at a distance as Falestine roamed around her enclosure for the first time since the procedure, which took place two weeks ago.

She attempted to scratch at a tree but was obviously unable to do so with her claw-less paws.

A 12-year-old little boy played with her and said he wasn’t scared of the lioness. The Sun reported that he said: “I am happy because I played with the lion and it did not bite me or tear my clothes.

The lioness can be seen lying on the floor with bandages around her front paws. Credit: Shutterstock

The lioness can be seen lying on the floor with bandages around her front paws. Credit: Shutterstock

“My friends saw the pictures I posted on Facebook and WhatsApp.”

The vet, Fayez al-Haddad, who carried out the op on Falestine said: “The claws were cut so that they would not grow fast and visitors and children could play with her.

“We want to bring smiles and happiness to children, while increasing the number of visitors to the park, which suffers from high expenses.

“(The lioness) does not lose its innate nature.”

And people are not happy about the process, dubbing it animal abuse. One person said: “That’s actually fucked, kids can look they don’t need to touch every damn animal.”

Another added: “Do the same with the zookeepers finger nails, whilst conscious”.

And a third commented: “Fucking disgusted this is animal cruelty. Am not happy.”

Someone else posted: “Thought zoos were supposed to look after animals not torture them”.

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UK: Climate change: UK Students walking out of school in protest.



WAV Comment – Actions of schoolkids certainly Trumps that of certain ‘politicians’.  Well done them all for making a point today.

Climate change: UK Students walking out of school in protest


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Students in 30 towns and cities across the UK are today skipping school to protest against climate change.

Demonstrations will be held in areas including London, Bristol, Cornwall and the Scottish Highlands, organised by youth climate change groups.

The campaign has been inspired by 15-year-old Swedish student Greta Thunberg, who has been skipping school every Friday to protest outside the Swedish parliament

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Since then, tens of thousands of children across Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and Australia have been inspired to hold their own demonstrations.

The walkouts are being seen as a chance to build towards a global day of school strikes on 15 March.

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The UK strikes have been organised by a coalition of YouthStrike4Climate, the UK Student Climate Network and the UK Youth Climate Coalition, to demand action from the British Government.

The coalition says its students are “driven by an alarming lack of Government leadership on climate action over previous decades”.

The coalition is calling on the Government to declare “a state of climate emergency” and educate the British public in the seriousness of global warming.

They are also demanding a change to the school curriculum which will include climate change.

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The coalition wants young people to be included in decision-making and is also calling for the voting age to be lowered to 16.

The government says it is for individual schools to decide what to do about pupils walking out on Friday but stresses that term-time leave should be given in exceptional circumstances only.

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Anna Taylor of the UK Student Climate Network said: “We’re running out of time for meaningful change, and that’s why we’re seeing young people around the world rising up to hold their governments to account on their dismal climate records.”

Jake Woodier of the UK Youth Climate Coalition added: “Youth voices are too often left out of the discussion when it comes to climate change.

Protesters at a Youth Strike 4 Climate demonstration outside Shire Hall in Cambridge

Photo – Sam Russell

“Our current trajectory is completely incompatible with a clean, safe environment not only for ourselves but future generations as well.”

Jake Woodier of the UK Youth Climate Coalition confirmed another day of strike action will be organised for Friday, March 15.


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