Day: March 31, 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

 

K

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

 

R

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/

 

U

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/

 

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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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