Month: March 2019

China: this is how the leather mafia works

 

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Do you know what is made of the by-product dog? Breeds like Great Dane, St. Bernard and Rottweiler are very popular in the production of fur and leather in China! These breeds are considered the most economical for the dog meat trade and their coat and skin are a byproduct of the dog meat trade! Millions of animals die cruelly for fashion and are even skinned alive!

 

 

It is known that there are no penalties for the mistreatment of animals in China. This video released by PETA shows what some people are capable of in this case. The dogs are brutally slain, slashed, gutted and skinned.

Even leather can come from dogs and cats, even though they are declared as leather by cow or lamb.
Leather is another byproduct of the dog meat industry.
The dogs are packed with hooks. Before the throat is slit, it will remove the skin. The skin is then hung to dry before tanning. On average, such a company creates 200 dogs every day. The leather is used to make gloves, belts and even bags.

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China is the number one import country when it comes to fur or leather. The reason is obvious: because of the lack of animal welfare laws, it is legal to keep and slaughter animals under unworthy conditions, which in turn saves costs and thus moves traders to buy. On the other hand, the offer is always tied to demand.

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After a dog is killed and skinned, the coat is sold at wholesale prices to apparel factories.
A factory owner was quoted as saying, “If the garments are not sold within six months, send me an email and I can then make new labels that are mink.”

Did you know that there is currently no European labeling framework for leather goods other except footwear?
To date, leather is poorly protected in most parts of Europe. And if it comes from China, it is quite possible that you are wearing dog or cat skin. Mostly (and at best) the goods are labeled ‘Gaewolf’, Gae is Korean and means dog.

Believe it or not, UGG boots labeled “Made in China” and “Made in Vietnam” are real. For years, authentic UGG products have been made by Deckers Outdoor Corporation, which has factories in China, Vietnam, Cambodia, the Philippines, the Dominican Republic, and the United States. If the label says the shoes are made in New Zealand or Australia, it should be a fake.

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There are protests against these cruel machinations worldwide. And as long as fur, whether genuine or artificial fur is asked and worn, nothing will change.

https://netzfrauen.org/2018/10/31/china-8/

My comment:  I have never seen so many people wearing fur collars in my city as in this winter. But in Germany there are no more fur farms, so I wondered, where did it come from?
Now I know ….

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There are many who think we just need to educate, inform, show the awful videos of the Dachau farms for fur, and we can convince the masses not to buy fur. We did that for years, we did it. Petitions, demos, undercover videos, reports on television and even conservative newspapers have been reporting on the cruel farms. Business is booming unchanged.

According to a study by the University of Ravensburg (Germany)  in 2017, a third of respondents said it was informed about the suffering of fur animals, but still wears fur because it is warm, natural and shick!!

The mass of 7 billion people we will not convince, and I don`t  think the demand for fur comes because of not knowing, because of missing information.

We should try to put more pressure on politicians and we have to create more cooperation with instances that come from “above” and determine the purchase decision, for example the fashion industry, campaigns with celebrities …etc..
As well as from “above” – and over one night– came the smoking ban in public rooms, restaurants, and workplaces. The tobacco industry immediately suffered then and still heavy losses, and it was perhaps stronger than the fur industry. After this ban, smoking generally fell sharply.

As long as the sale of fur is not prohibited by law or as long as the EU does not introduce a 200% luxury tax on fur import, the fur will continue to be sold …. Consumers never change … the laws have to change …

Best regards, Venus

 

 

 

Animal Welfare Organisations – Links To Websites.

Animal Org’s

In the following we are giving web site links to major animal welfare organisations from across the globe who are fighting a whole range of different animal welfare related issues.  We are not specifically detailing what each group campaigns for as we would like to see them each get many visits and possibly ‘open up’ their work to new supporters.

 

There may be some that you have not heard of before ! – take a look at their sites.

These are the more major campaign groups who have web links.  If we also listed smaller(national only) facilities in countries all over the world we would never finish.

 

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ADDA (Spain) – http://www.adda.org.ar/?lang=en

Animal Aid (UK) – https://www.animalaid.org.uk/

Animal Aid Unlimited (India) – https://animalaidunlimited.org/

Animal Protection Agency (UK) – http://www.apa.org.uk/

Advocates 4 Animals – https://www.advocates4animals.com/

Animal Defenders International (International) – http://www.ad-international.org/adi_home/

Animals Angels (Germany) – http://www.animals-angels.com/

Animals Asia (International) – https://www.animalsasia.org/

Animals Australia (Australia) – http://www.animalsaustralia.org/

 

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Battersea Cats and Dogs Home (UK) – https://www.battersea.org.uk/

Beauty Without Cruelty (UK) – https://www.bwcshop.com/

Bite Back (Belgium) – https://www.biteback.org/

Born Free Foundation (UK) – http://www.bornfree.org.uk/

Brooke Hospital (UK) – https://www.thebrooke.org/about-brooke/brooke-glance?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIhPOshdjY2QIVbbvtCh0iOAeXEAAYASAAEgIE-vD_BwE

 

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Cat Shelter ‘Felix’ (Serbia) – https://catshelterfelix.com/

Center for Biological Diversity (USA) – http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/

Compassion In World Farming (CIWF) (UK) – https://www.ciwf.org.uk/

Captive Animals Protection Society (CAPS) (UK) –  now see ‘Freedom for Animals’

Name change since March 2018.

Celia Hammond Animal Trust (UK) –  https://www.celiahammond.org/

Coalition to Abolish The Fur Trade (CAFT) (UK) – http://www.caft.org.uk/index.html

 

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Defenders of Wildlife (USA) – https://defenders.org/

Donkey Sanctuary (UK) – https://www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/

Dzīvnieku Drauga Fonds  (Latvia)http://www.dzd.lv/about-us/yoko-doggie-chess/en/

 

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Earthkind (USA) – https://www.earthkind.com/

Ecoetika (Belarus) – https://www.ecoetika.by/home-en

Elephant Family (UK / US) – http://elephant-family.org/

Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) (UK / USA) – https://eia-international.org/

Estonian Society for the Protection of Animals (Estonia) – https://www.facebook.com/AnimalProtectionEstonia?fref=ts

Eyes on Animals (NL) – https://www.eyesonanimals.com/

 

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Fondation Brigitte Bardot (France) –  http://www.fondationbrigittebardot.fr/

Fondation Franz Weber (Switzerland) – http://www.ffw.ch/en/

Four Paws (International) – http://www.vier-pfoten.org/en/

Four Paws (Germany) – https://www.facebook.com/fourpaws.org

Free Korean Dogs (S. Korea) – https://www.freekoreandogs.org/

Freedom for Animals (UK) –  www.freedomforanimals.org.uk 

(was Captive Animal Protection Society til March 2018)

Fur for Animals (Netherlands) – https://www.facebook.com/bontvoordieren?ref=bookmark

Fur Free Alliance (Netherlands) – https://www.furfreealliance.com/

Fur Free (South Africa) – https://www.facebook.com/FurFreeSA/

 

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GAIA (Belgium) – https://www.gaia.be/en

 

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Hillside Animal Sanctuary (UK) – http://www.hillside.org.uk/

Humane Society International – http://hsi.org/

Hungarian Anti Fur League (Hungary) – https://www.facebook.com/MSZEL/

Human Society of the United States (USA) – http://www.humanesociety.org/

Hunt Saboteurs Association (HAS) (UK) – https://www.huntsabs.org.uk/

 

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JAVA (Japan) – https://www.facebook.com/JapanAntiVivisectionAssociation

 

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Kingsdown Cat Sanctuary (UK) – http://www.kingsdowncatsanctuary.org/

Korean Dogs (S. Korea) – http://koreandogs.org/

 

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Lady Freethinker (USA) – https://ladyfreethinker.org/

LAV (Italy) – https://www.facebook.com/LAVonlus

League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) (UK)- https://www.league.org.uk/

 

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Marchig Animal Welfare Trust (UK) – http://www.marchigtrust.org/

Mercy for Animals (USA) – https://www.mercyforanimals.org/

Monkey Sanctuary (UK) – http://www.monkeysanctuary.org/

 

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National Anti Vivisection Society (NAVS) (UK / USA) – http://www.navs.org.uk/home/

Naturewatch Foundation (UK) – https://naturewatch.org/

NOAH (Norway) – https://www.facebook.com/dyrsrettigheter

 

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One Voice (France) – https://one-voice.fr/

 

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Project Coyote (USA) – http://www.projectcoyote.org/

 

Q

 

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Respect for Animals (UK) – http://www.respectforanimals.org/

Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) (UK) – https://www.rspca.org.uk/home

ROLDA (Romania) – https://rolda.org/

 

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Save Korean Dogs (S. Korea) – http://savekoreandogs.org/

Save Me (UK) – http://www.save-me.org.uk/

Scotland for Animals (UK) – http://scotlandforanimals.org/

Sea Shepherd (International) – https://www.seashepherdglobal.org/

Serbian Animals Voice (SAV) (UK) – https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/

Slovenian Vegan Society (Slovenia) – http://www.vegan.si/en

Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad (SPANA) (UK) – https://spana.org/

SOI Dog Foundation (Thailand) – https://www.soidog.org/

SPEAK (UK) – http://speakcampaigns.org/

St. Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital (UK) – https://www.sttiggywinkles.org.uk/

Svoboda Zvirat (Freedom for Animals)  (Czech Republic) – https://www.facebook.com/Svobodazvirat

Swiss Animal Protection (Switzerland) – http://www.animal-protection.net/

 

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Team Badger (UK) – http://www.teambadger.org/

The Fur Bearers (Canada) – https://www.facebook.com/FURfree

Turtle Island Restoration Network (USA) – https://seaturtles.org/

Tusti Narvai  (Lithuania)  – https://www.tustinarvai.lt/

 

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Uncaged (UK) – http://www.uncaged.co.uk/

 

V

Vier Pfoten (International) – http://www.vier-pfoten.org/landing/

Vegan Society (UK) – https://www.vegansociety.com/

Vegetarians International Voice for Animals (VIVA !) (UK) – https://www.viva.org.uk/

Vegetarian Society (UK) – https://www.vegsoc.org/

Vita (Russia)   –  http://www.vita.org.ru/english/english.htm

 

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WELFARM – Protection mondiale des animaux de ferme (France) – https://welfarm.fr/

Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (UK) – http://uk.whales.org/support-us 

World Animal Net (International) – http://worldanimal.net/  – VERY USEFUL SITE.

                                        http://worldanimal.net/directory/search-wan-directory

World Animal Protection (UK) – https://www.worldanimalprotection.org.uk/

 

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Y

Young Indian Vegetarians (UK) – http://www.youngindianvegetarians.co.uk/

 

Z

England: Happy Mothers Day !

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………… Not such for Calves.

 

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Male calves are a by product of the dairy industry.

Cows have to be in calf to continually produce milk.

Only females are kept in order to be continually impregnated to produce more calves and thus milk for human consumption.

The males are either slaughtered or kept for a very short time – further fattening or veal production.

Boycott dairy and think about these videos each time you consume cows milk.

 

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Below 2018 – Live calves (from Scotland) being exported by the Dutchman ‘Onderwater’ out of Ramsgate, England – protester footage here.

Onderwater runs a business associated with the export of live animals from the UK.  He operates a bathtub ship named the ‘Joline’ which the English AR consider is not worthy enough to operate cross Channel sailings – he runs the Joline between Ramsgate in England and Calais in France.

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The Joline is an ex Soviet battle tank carrying vessel which was used on rivers; not as a cross Channel transporter carrier. See the video above of the Joline and decide if you consider it is fit for carrying any live animal transporters.

 

 

 

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Florida: Family day with rape lessons!

 

 

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The University of Florida held an event called “Family Day at the Dairy Farm” where – among other horrors – they taught kids how to sexually inseminate dairy cows.

“That’s the vagina;
Now put that down in there and push it in.”
says  the “educator” to the child!

 

It is not enough that children grow up with lies and fairy tales about the lives of animals, which are treated only as dairy machines on farms. Now the Milchmafia tries to justify the children the rape of the cattle as necessary practice and therefore the farmer trivializes this criminal practice, as naturally and without problems.

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But as soon as one speaks of rape in animals public, one is a misanthrope. Rape is a word for humans, not for animals.  As appropriate, carcass is a word for animals and corpses for human animals.

And with this language we concretize a position of power and an inequality. That is the language of the rulers.

I adopt the definition of rape from the Dictionary.com about Rape:

“Illegal sexual intercourse or any other form of sexual penetration of the vagina, anus or mouth, with or without violence, through a sexual organ or other body part or an object without the victim’s consent”.

In the special case of dairy cows, these criminal practices follow after the rape:

In insemination centers, bulls are usually masturbated manually by a farmer twice a week, with 2 or 3 ejaculates per collection day. All forms of dairy farming involve the forced feeding of cows. In this procedure, a person puts his arm deep into the rectum of the cow to determine the location of the uterus and then drive a seed-filled instrument into her vagina.

1) Year after year, to ensure uninterrupted milk production, the cows are forced into an endless cycle of pregnancy and childbirth, and their newborn calves are taken away from them. Mother cow and calf are crying after being separated. 21 million male calves are killed worldwide every year. They are considered “waste products” of the dairy industry.

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2) Dairy cows are forced into slavery to produce milk for humans throughout their lives. They have no freedom.

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3) After only 4 to 6 years, the dairy cows are exhausted from the constant forced milk production. Often they are already weak and ill when transported to the slaughterhouse, traumatic to these docile animals. Under normal circumstances – without exploitation and slaughterhouse – cows can become at least 25 years old.

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Parents! Tell your children the truth:

Today’s milk production is a story of cruel human barbarism. These cruelties only happen because consumers demand milk and dairy products whose devastating effects on human health have been substantiated by scientific studies.

Whenever we say humans are very different from animals, and that rape, suffering, slavery, and torture in the animal factories do not have the same weight as they do for humans – even though we all have similar brain structures and physiological mechanisms – we do it to reassure our conscience and to justify our complicity in these criminals’ practices.

Animals are not property, no objects and no slaves, machines or products.

Say that to your children!

My best regards to all, Venus

 

 

MeatOut 2019 Was a Huge Success!

 

MeatOut 2019 Was a Huge Success!

Posted by Katie Valentine | March 28, 2019

MeatOut 2019 Was a Huge Success!

Image Credit: Meatout.org

On March 20, MeatOut celebrated its 35th, and perhaps most successful, year.

MeatOut is an annual international campaign supported by the non-profit organization Compassion Over Killing. The event encourages people to explore vegan eating and learn about the benefits of a plant-based diet on personal health, the environment, and animals.

Additionally, vegan food samples are given out and restaurants are encouraged to offer vegan menu options. This year, over 100 events were held around the world by restaurants, advocates, and organizations.

MeatOut was also celebrated on social media this year. Jessica Carter, COK’s Vegan Food and Lifestyle Coach, hosted a live Facebook cooking tutorial demonstrating a variety of delicious vegan recipes, including sloppy joes, loaded tater tots, and coney dogs.

To show their support for a vegan lifestyle, social media users included the hashtag #MeatOut on their posts.

Multiple cities and one county around the U.S. declared March 20 as official MeatOut Day, including Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Montgomery County, MD; Takoma Park, MD; Ithaca, NY; Kent, OH; and Albuquerque and Santa Fe, NM.

COK’s Director of Outreach and Education Simone de Lima summarized MeatOut’s success in a recent press release: “MeatOut 2019 has empowered thousands to spring into action by trying vegan eating or helping others in their community to choose healthy and sustainable vegan foods — and engaging their local governments to do the same.”

MeatOut was first celebrated in 1985 and occurs on the first day of Spring every year. It has spread to over two dozen countries throughout the world, including Germany, France, Spain, and Israel, and has gained the support of numerous celebrities, including Joaquin Phoenix, Alicia Silverstone, and Bill Maher.

A Great Visitor Day So Far; and Growing All The Time.

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As many of you ‘regulars’ will know, we operate 2 animal welfare sites

– ‘Serbian Animals Voice’ – https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/   and ‘this one ‘World Animals Voice’ – https://worldanimalsvoice.com/

Today (30/3), Venus and I have been very pleasantly surprised to see that we have had in excess of 2,323 visitors to the site, and that is SAV only, without the addition of visitors to this site, WAV.

Here is the link to our SAV visitor map where you can see where all our visitors are arriving from: https://clustrmaps.com/site/h5no

…. And here is the link to our WAV visitor map: https://clustrmaps.com/site/1a9kn

 

So we would like to say ‘Hi’ to all our new visitors from across the world and hope that they come back to see us on a very regular basis.

We do what we can to update the site every day with issues, news, videos and actions for you to take to help us reach out in being a voice for animal suffering everywhere.

So, come back and see us again real soon !

We are both chuffed the sites are doing so well.

Regards – Venus and Mark (WAV and SAV)