Day: March 16, 2019

The poison from the salmon farm industry

 

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Salmon has been bred for about 40 years in farms for mass consumption. These fish farms are mainly in Norway, Chile and Scotland. But you should also know that:

The aquaculture industry is growing faster than any other part of the agricultural industry and already accounts for half of the fish eaten.

Did you know that farmed salmon has been proven to be five times more toxic than any other food tested? Farmed salmon should even be one of the most toxic foods in the world and not just a disaster for the environment, but also for human health!

The salmon available here in Germany comes mostly from Norway, but salmon is one of the main import products from Canada, and it is now in Canada, in the Canadian province of British Columbia (BC), that can now be used up to 2.3 Millions of liters of a pesticide called Paramove 50 to remove sea lice from salmon in 14 salmon farms. Cermaq Norway AS is 100% owned by Cermaq Group AS, one of the world’s largest salmon and trout farms, with operations in Norway, Chile, and Canada.

The company Cermaq Group AS  has its headquarters in Oslo, Norway.

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The demand for salmon is also reflected in their breeding. More and more salmon live in confined spaces in the open net cages.

Salmon farms are generally considered a major environmental problem. Due to the high fish density, parasites such as salmon lice can multiply rapidly.  With its antennae, the lice attaches to the salmon and feeds on skin, blood and body mucus.

The pesticide Paramove 50, which stuns sea lice, is used instead of antibiotic insecticides in feeds because sea lice become resistant to antibiotics worldwide.  Not only is the chemistry used in factory farming underwater a problem, but another problem facing salmon farms is the enormous feed requirement of predator fish: While some farmed fish are able to live on a diet of corn or soybeans, others need fish to survive – and plenty of them: two to five kilograms of fish must be fed to produce one kilogram of salmon. In turn, this fish food is still traditionally caught in the sea. Feeding the fish with pork and chicken excrement is much cheaper than one with standard fish food.

Fatal Result: Aquaculture contributes to the overfishing of the oceans.

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Animal rights activists also fear a threat to the wild salmon, which can be found in this region at exactly this time. Paradoxically, salmon are farmed in fish farms, so that the wild salmon does not die out, but it is just the farmed salmon that threaten the wild salmon.

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During the epic documentary film “Fillet-Oh-Fish” by director Nicolas Daniels, a study of salmon farms on the Norwegian fjords revealed a 15 meter high layer of bacteria, drugs and pesticides. Because the farms are located in the open sea, it is impossible to control the pollution.

 

A dramatic investigation Documentary “Fillet Oh Fish” about healthy food…or maybe not? Just what exactly is inside – the Fillet of Farmed Fish!

 

According to Dr. Joseph Mercola: “Today’s fisheries face a number of serious problems, from overfishing to chemical pollution and genetic mutation through toxic exposures.”

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The catastrophic conditions of salmon farms are hushed up by the media.

“I do not recommend pregnant women, children or adolescents to eat farmed salmon. It is not clear how much toxins salmon contain and how these drugs affect children, adolescents and pregnant women, “said Drs. Anne-Lise Birch Monsen, biologist at Bergen University in Norway.

She adds that pollutants found in farmed salmon have a negative impact on brain development, are linked to autism and affect other organ systems in the body’s immune system and metabolism.

According to Living Tradition, eating more than one meal a month from a farmed salmon can increase the risk of developing cancer-causing chemicals and high dioxin levels. It is associated with many diseases including cancer, diabetes, arthritis, coronary heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

More than ever before, it is incredibly important to not only pay attention to what we eat, but also to know where it comes from and what it contains. Our health – and our lives – depend on it.

https://netzfrauen.org/2018/05/10/57695/

My comment: In fjords or bays in Norway, floating fish farms are crowding thousands of fish in confined spaces, just as in the animal tortured mass animal husbandry in agriculture.

More than 10 million tons of fish are already grown worldwide. These are mostly salmon species, which are fed with fishmeal, which is mainly supplied from South America.
The salmon, which are “produced” in such an attitude, can be bought in Germany partly in organic stores as salmon from organic farming!!!

As with any form of factory farming, diseases and parasites spread quickly. In fish farms, too, medicines and chemicals are added to the feed. All these substances are driven by the current in the sea and endanger there other animals and plants. On the seabed beneath fish farms, all life has died.

This salmon feed is mixed with a chemical antioxidant called ethoxyquin, which has been banned for years, for example, as a plant protection product in the EU.

It is a criminal economy branch, totally profit-oriented, with catastrophic consequences for the entire maritime ecosystem.

My best regards, Venus

 

 

 

 

USA: Petition – Stop the Slaughter of America’s wolves.

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SIGN: Stop the Slaughter of America’s wolves

Posted by Carly Day

SIGN: Stop the Slaughter of America’s wolves

 

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Petition link – https://ladyfreethinker.org/sign-stop-the-slaughter-of-americas-wolves/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email

 

PETITION TARGET: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

In a proposal that could spell disaster for America’s fragile gray wolf populations, the Department of the Interior has announced plans to delist the majestic animals from the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

If approved, wolves would be managed state by state, putting them in danger and at the mercy of trophy hunters.

In the Great Lakes region, gray wolves were delisted from 2011 to 2014. During those few years, nearly 1,500 wolves were murdered, often in horrific ways: mutilated in cable-neck snares and steel-jawed leg-hold traps, or hunted and ripped apart by hounds.

In Idaho and Montana, where wolves are not protected, more than 3,200 have been slaughtered in the last eight years.

Gray wolves have been protected by the ESA for more than 40 years. During that time, their numbers have increased to an estimated 5,600. But environmentalists and animal advocates state they are still at great risk, and removing their protections would be disastrous.

Hunting not only impacts the total numbers of wolves but also the structure of each pack and genetic diversity of the species.

In some areas, wolf populations have just started to recover, and the species is only present in five percent of their historic range.

Stripping protections from one of the United State’s most iconic species would be a national tragedy, and is nothing more than a free pass for hunters.

Sign the petition urging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to keep wolves on the endangered species list, preventing the wholesale slaughter of these iconic animals.

 

Monsanto is Not Happy – The European Court of Justice just ordered the release of its bogus glyphosate studies to the public.

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Monsanto is fuming: The European Court of Justice just ordered the release of its bogus glyphosate studies to the public.

This is huge.

These studies are the reason the European Union re-licensed cancer-linked glyphosate for another five years back in 2017. Monsanto’s been fighting tooth and nail to keep these studies secret. 

Monsanto would do anything to get its infamous toxic weedkiller approved. But this stops now.

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But we need to be quick: we have momentum on our side with this court ruling, we need to use it to get the EU to act now and ban glyphosate once and for all. Are you in?

It’s really incredible: not even our MEPs have seen these studies.

Until now, the European Food Safety Authority refused to give anyone access — saying that it “could harm the commercial interests of companies that presented the studies”.

You and I both know what this means: Monsanto doesn’t want anyone — least of all credible scientists — to take a closer look, because it would mean the end of its toxic, cancer-linked weedkiller in Europe, and then around the world.

But the court ruling changes all this. And it has Bayer-Monsanto shaking in its boots. That’s why its lobbyists are likely fighting tooth and nail to stop the research ever seeing the light of day. And that’s why we need to be quick.

This is our chance to ban glyphosate for good — and get the EU to do a U-turn on its license of glyphosate. But we can only do it, if we have enough funds to hire a top scientist to go through the research, page by page. This could be the breakthrough we need to get Monsanto’s toxic pesticide banned for good.

Thanks for all that you do,
Anne and the team at SumOfUs

 

 

 

Rabbit Farming in the EU – A Shame on EU Subsidies.

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Did you know that Rabbit farming is the No 1 farming practice in the EU ? – nations such as France, Italy and Spain.  Rabbit farming even outweighs chicken farming. Here are a selection of words and undercover video investigations from Compassion In World farming who are based in London.

https://www.ciwf.org.uk/our-campaigns/investigations/caged-farming-investigations#rabbits

 

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Our investigators documented appalling suffering, with rabbits confined in tiny cages of bare wire, causing injuries and stress, and leaving them unable to express their natural behaviours of hopping, moving freely, digging or hiding.

In many farms the cages were coated in the fur of rabbits long gone, and in some cases dead rabbits had been left to rot outside sheds in digger trucks, in the walkways between cage rows, on top of the cages or in the cages with other young rabbits.

 

 

Underneath the cages, there were mounds of faeces that in some farms generated horrifically overpowering ammonia smells and made it hard to breathe. In one farm our investigator had to wade through the waste just to check on the rabbits’ welfare, so long had it been since a clean out.

Some of the farms visited were heavily reliant on antibiotics to treat the animals and prevent disease spreading like wildfire through the cramped cages. One farm was spending €25,000 per year on treatment alone to keep the production line alive long enough to reach the slaughterhouse. Other farms didn’t even attempt to treat the sick and injured rabbits – and there were many falling victim to eye and fungal infections and respiratory conditions.

End the Cage !