Day: March 26, 2019

England and Wales Have Had Fur Bans Since 2000; Scotland From 2002. Now We Move On For A Fur Free UK – Petition – Can You Support This ?


It takes up to 40 dumb animals to make a fur coat;



From ‘Respect for Animals’ – England.

Check them on the Web –

Is fur farming banned in the UK?
YES – From 2000; a really great move by the UK government;
Prior to the ban, there were 11 fur farms in the UK, producing up to 100,000 mink skins each year. The act only extends to England and Wales.
Fur farming was later prohibited in Scotland by the Fur Farming (Prohibition) (Scotland) Act 2002.


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Now we move on calling for a:

#FFUK – calling for a Fur-Free UK

Can you spare a minute to sign this petition?


Shocking suffering revealed on Canadian mink fur farm.

A recent article in the Independent revealed that a UK retailer is selling a coat made from killing and skinning 100 hamsters and we all often see hats with real fox fur pompoms and coats with collars made with coyote fur. All of these animals, slaughtered cruelly for fashion.

As the law stands, imports of fur are legal. The law must change. The import and sale of fur is allowed even though the main ways fur is obtained, including fur farming, are banned in Britain.

Killing animals just for their fur is cruel and barbaric, and we must stop funding it by banning imports of real fur immediately.

Fur import bans have been successfully implemented elsewhere. There is a EU-wide ban on the import of domestic cat and dog fur and California is considering a ban on the sale of real fur.

The UK should take a lead and become the first country in the world to ban fur imports.

That’s why we’ve teamed up with to launch this petition as part of our new Fur-Free UK campaign.

Using the hashtag #FFUK , we’re telling the fur trade what we really think about their barbaric industry.

Please sign our petition to help end this senseless cruelty to animals.

 Take Action

 Sign the petition here

Regards and thanks – Mark.







South Korea: Some Positive News – Seoul to offer subsidized insurance for stray dog adoptions.

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Some great news coming out of South Korea re the dog issue.


Click here to read all the news and to take further actions.!__We_can_make_Seoul_stop_the_dog_meat_trade&utm_medium=email



Probably the most important news is:

Breaking News
Seoul to offer subsidized insurance
for stray dog adoptions

Seoul Metropolitan City, the capital of South Korea, where quarter of Korean citizens reside is now taking action to improve animal welfare and reduce pet abandonment.

The Korea Times reported on March 19, 2019, “Starting late March, Seoul residents who adopt stray dogs from shelters can enroll in a city-subsidized insurance plan regardless of the dog’s age, breed and medical history, the Seoul Metropolitan Government announced.“

Click HERE to learn more.

This is proof that our campaigns work. We need the city of Seoul and all of South Korea to stop consuming dog meat. So let’s keep up the pressure by taking action! Thank you.


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Animals Asia – New Rescues In Vietnam -Your Help Needed – Please Donate Today Thank You (WAV).

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We are putting out this appeal for Animals Asia; as I (Mark) have a real problem with bear bile farming – I want to do all I can to stop it asap with your help.

“Over my dead body will you get the rest of those bears…”

…that’s what the bile farmer said.


Authorities were forcing him to give us two of the eight bears on his ‘farm’.

Of course, he chose the weakest, sickest bears. The ones whose emaciated little bodies he’d plundered almost to death… Myrtle (pictured) and Amelia. AA March 1 19

By 2022, bear bile farming will be illegal in Vietnam. No loopholes. No exceptions.

Now the race to save the last bile bears in Vietnam has begun. It’s why I’m turning to you today…

Because ‘bile bears’ like Myrtle are in more grave danger than ever.

Today you can help ensure that as many of Vietnam’s last bile bears make it out of this dirty trade with their precious lives as possible.

Will you join the fight to save Vietnam’s
last bile bears with a donation today?

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Please, give now. Before it’s too late for even one more bear.


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Myrtle was dying.

Too weak to eat. A single claw remained on her right paw, she was the long-ago victim of a bone-crushing snare.

But nothing… not even the agony of steel on bone and nursing her raw stump alone…

Nothing could have prepared gentle Myrtle for the torture she suffered since the moment they captured her.

Only with your generous love and gifts of hope could we take Myrtle away that day. Without you, who knows what could have happened to her…

Because some farmers could try to kill and sell their bears before they can be rescued.

gall bladder,
and bones…
all can be harvested to sell on the black market.

Half of bile farmers have admitted doing it. They see this blood money as compensation for their soon-to-be ‘worthless’ bears.


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Because when our emergency response team receives a call about a bear, or two, or ten, in urgent need… we must act fast.

Your gift could fund the urgent rescue missions to help save as many of Vietnam’s last bile bears as possible.

Your cherished gift could fund the trucks to rush survivors to safety…
or the urgent pain relief these battered bears desperately need…
or the fresh food and water after a lifetime of eating grey sludge…
or our amazing team who undertake these difficult, urgent rescues…

…No bear left behind.

Please donate what you can today.

The coming months and years will be filled with uncertainty, as we try to save Vietnam’s last bile bears. But one thing I do know for certain is this…

Your dedication and love for these magical animals has already saved the sweet lives of Myrtle, Amelia, and hundreds more beautiful bears.

No bear should die alone. Unnamed and unloved. And if your gift today saves even one more gentle bile bear, yours will be a blessing like nothing they’ve ever known before…Just ask our little Myrtle.

Please give today and help save Vietnam’s last bile bears, before it’s too late.

With the very warmest bear hugs of hope,

jill rob

Jill Robinson MBE, Dr med vet hc, Hon LLD
Founder and CEO

PS I promised the rest of the bears we would be back for them. And you made that promise come true. Because every rescue starts with you.

As Vietnam’s bear bile industry collapses, we cannot allow the very victims of this disgusting trade to be the victims of its downfall too. Please, donate now and help save the last bile bears in Vietnam. Thank you so much for caring.


WAV Comment –

We have done our bit today by giving to help this rescue mission; we ask please that you try to don the same.

Thanks on behalf of the bears in need; Bear hugs

Regards Mark


Dear Mark,

When bears like Myrtle need you… there you are.

Your gifts of love and hope send healing hands… life-saving medicines… fresh, nutritious food… and above all, the rare and precious chance to escape the torture of bile farming.

Thank you so very much for your recent donation.

Without you, gentle souls like Myrtle would have no hope. But today, Myrtle, who lost a paw in the bile-wars, is surrounded by love and joy. Her gentle brown eyes, once filled with such fear and sorrow, today twinkle like stars… all because of you.

To bears like Myrtle, your kind gift brings salvation. Sanctuary. Everything.

Below is a summary of your generous gift for your records:

Xxx xxx xxx


With bear hugs filled with gratitude,

Jill Robinson,
Animals Asia, Founder and CEO

PS Visit to see the impact of your treasured donation and a serious dose of cuteness! Thank you again for your wonderful gift.


Here are just a few videos from AA regarding their superb work to rescue Vietnam bears in the past.

These DO NOT relate to the current rescues which we are now asking you to support.  Please use the above links to give a donation for the latest work. – Mark (WAV).




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We start the day with two good news!!




It is encouraging if we can start our day with good news. Today there are even two and both come from the USA!!

Great news: The pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson has given a life-saving commitment following talks with PETA USA. In the future, the company will neither conduct the cruel forced swim test itself, nor will it finance appropriate animal testing.
In the forced swimming test, mice or other small animals are placed in a water tank and must swim to despair if they do not want to drown. On March 5, 2019, we reported about it (


Both Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Janssen have published in recent years documents about the implementation of this completely pointless animal cruelty. The announcement made now signals the end of animal suffering in these nonsensical tests.

Johnson & Johnson made the right decision with the end of the forced swim test, because the experiment is not only scientifically useless, but also incredibly cruel.

In December 2018, AbbVie was the first pharmaceutical company publicly against the attempt. After PETA USA had asked the company to do so, they agreed not to carry out or finance the test in the future. On the company’s website it can be read that the Forced Swim Test is currently not carried out, an implementation is not planned in the future and corresponding attempts are not financed.


My comment: is nothing else but boundless joy!!


And now the second good news, also from USA!



In a resounding victory for animals, PETA has learned that the notorious Garden Bros. Circus will be allowed to carry out its scheduled performances in Washington, D.C., this weekend with willing human participants only—no animals can be forced to perform. DC Health denied the circus an Exotic Animal Permit. Garden Bros. has an “F” rating from the Better Business Bureau, and its workers have been caught striking an elephant in the face with a bullhook, whipping a llama onstage, forcing lame elephants to give rides and perform tricks, denying veterinary care to wounded and injured animals, and more.


The owners of the circus are having a rocky start to the tour season:

  • After learning that Garden Bros. was headed to the Greenville Convention Center in South Carolina, PETA worked with the venue which committed to banning Garden Bros. and all other circuses from performing there with animals in the future.
  • The Antelope Valley Fair & Event Center in Lancaster, California, decided to skip Garden Bros. performances scheduled there.
  • The Board of Selectmen in Walpole, Massachusetts, denied Garden Bros. a permit to put on a show there after learning about the circus from caring local advocates and the Massachusetts SPCA, which used information supplied by PETA.
  • With “Nosey’s Law” newly in effect in New Jersey, Garden Bros. won’t be able to force elephants and camels to perform in the Garden State. Authorities notified Garden Bros. that its advertising in the state depicts prohibited animals and rides and appears to violate the law. The letter goes on to tell the circus to update its materials immediately and inform consumers who have already bought tickets that the show will not have wild and exotic animals.

We’re glad the venues and localities above have joined the long list of ones that have already canceled Garden Bros. shows, barred it from performing with animals, or banned all animal acts. Now, more than 650 retail venues prohibit or restrict circuses with animals, and that number will continue to grow.

My comment: In Europe, there are 22 countries that have introduced wildlife prohibition or even general prohibition of animals in the circus. Germany is NOT included.

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There are 17 countries worldwide, which also have wildlife prohibition in the circus.
Bolivia, for example, has general animal prohibition in circus!
But not Germany.
And Bolivia is a poor country. Bolivia is not Europe. And Bolivia has never said it has one of the best animal welfare laws in the world.
We can not name it other than that corrupt politicians has made Germany a circus number worldwide.

My best regards to all, Venus