Day: April 7, 2019

Petition – End Deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon.



End Deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon

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Target:  Fabiola Martha Muñoz Dodero, Minister of the Environment, Peru

Goal: Protect the Peruvian Amazon and its endangered species from the dangers of deforestation.

The Peruvian Amazon is under attack. Illegal gold mining and other methods of deforestation have robbed the rare and biologically unique forest of over 70 square miles of forestland in only two years. Demand that more be done to combat this illegal deforestation.

Gold mining is the leading cause of deforestation in the rainforest. Researchers are calling the recent statistics “historical.” The year 2018 was the highest year on record, with 36 square miles of forest destroyed. This is a tragedy, with the once lush and green Amazon turning to dull, brown dirt.

There are perhaps 6,000 to 7,000 people living and mining illegally in the Amazon. This must come to an end. The rainforest and its hundreds of diverse species must be protected. Instead of fighting back, some local government officials allegedly have received payments from mining companies. Demand that the federal government step in and bring this deforestation to a complete stop.



Dear Minister Dodero,

Over 70 square miles of Amazon rainforest in Peru have been destroyed. Half of this was done in 2018 alone, which made 2018 the deadliest year on record for your nation’s forest. Between 6,000 and 7,000 miners run rampant in the Amazon, turning the lush land to dust.

Local government has proved inefficient at ending this destruction. It is time the federal government step in and protect what remains of the Peruvian Amazon.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Roosevelt Garcia

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EU: Bad for Cows; and Humans !

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa and Jean-Claude Juncker


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Last month you took action against harmful meat – and we won!

We moved closer to European rules against factory farming that floods the market with cheap disgusting meat, as many Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) were convinced by your pressure. [1]

But next Tuesday a different bunch of MEPs could deliver a big blow to us if they vote to block this progress. This is a harder bunch to convince, as they mostly want to keep things as they are – to protect the interests of big corporations. That’s why we are going to scale up our efforts!

For MEPs their Facebook wall is a big part of their public image -and they don’t want their public image questioned-, so they care a lot about what’s posted on their Facebook walls. If us, their electorate, put our concerns there, our representatives will have little choice but to vote in favour of our health on Tuesday – or be accountable for voting against us.

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Big business swamps the market with cheap meat, so that we consume more and more of it. But this meat is mostly produced from animals crammed in horrible conditions – and by abusing antibiotics. As a result, hundreds of thousands of people get ill from antimicrobial-resistant diseases – an estimated 700,000 of them die globally every year for this reason. [2]

Take Action:

We cannot miss our opportunity next Tuesday: this will most likely be the last vote on meat farming in this legislature – and it’ll be a determining one.

There are reasons to be optimistic. We already influenced many MEPs back in February by sending them public messages via Twitter. In this final vote we plan to use the same tactic – but with a tool many more of us have access to: Facebook.

We must flood our representatives’ walls with messages of concern visible to the whole world: to journalists, to other politicians, to other people like you and I. It’s an easy action, and it can make a real difference for your health.

Take Action:

Many small farmers don’t agree with a sickening factory farming model either – and they’ve come together to say so. In fact, we are mobilising because they called for our solidarity beyond borders, and we came in thousands to join their movement.

Some of the leaders of the farmers movement were recently at the European Parliament, and explained how industrial farming is degrading the soil of their farms, and polluting the water, while at the same time giving them little profits. Many farmers prefer sustainable meat farming, but they need regulations to support them! [3]

Small farmers in Europe are doing their bit – and now our community of action must do ours!

Olga (Bologna), Jörg (Lübeck), Virginia (Madrid), and the rest of us at WeMove.EU

[3] 40% of the European budget subsidizes damaging animal factory farming because big businesses that sell the stuff this farming model feeds on (think pesticides, animal fodder, etc) are at work. They don’t want to go out of business – even if that means persuading us to eat more and more meat, of lesser and lesser quality.

Australia: A Promise To Strengthen Laws for Dairy Cows.


      BIG NEWS: A promise to strengthen laws for dairy cows

In the lead-up to the Federal Election being called, Labor has committed to rectifying the double-standard in Australia’s live export laws that makes exporters legally accountable for the treatment of one group of animals, but leaves thousands of ‘breeder’ and ‘dairy’ cows — arguably, the most vulnerable — utterly exposed.

Mark, images of sick and dying dairy cows exported by Australia’s live export industry have shocked us all. Since I wrote to you, thousands of people have called on the government to close the loophole that, for too long, has excluded these vulnerable animals from basic protections under live export laws.

We had to ensure this appalling situation was a catalyst for change. And it’s close to being just that.

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Labor’s commitment could be game-changing for so many animals. It could not only prevent a repeat of the suffering unfolding right now in Sri Lanka, but the additional layer of accountability on exporters could also impact the viability of sending these animals overseas in the first place.

Mark, if yours was one of the thousands of emails that helped catapult this issue onto the political agenda — thank you. We hope the government matches this commitment.

I appreciate that when it comes to political lobbying especially, you may wonder if your ongoing — and often repeated — actions are making a difference. Progress like this is proof that they are 🙂

I can definitively say, after 20 years in this field, that if there is one thing that pays off for animals — it is persistence. We are so close to major outcomes now, because every time we are told ‘no’, we hear ‘try harder’. And because we do — and because you stay with us — animals have hope, like never before.

For the animals,

Lyn White AM
Investigations Director


P.S. Labor’s pre-election commitment is fantastic, but obviously the situation for the animals right now in Sri Lanka is still dire. Our expert has just arrived and is already providing much needed assistance. We’ll keep you informed of any developments.


Animal rights and slavery


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By Helmut.F. Kaplan, Austrian philosopher and animal ethicist*

The “Salzburger Nachrichten” Newspaper was published on November 24, 1994, and nothing has changed in the animal-disdaining leaf line to this day:

“The autumn bull market in Pinzgau (Austria) has a decades-long tradition in Maishofen. Also this year, hundreds of visitors from home and abroad came to the big event of the cattle breeders. Out of 60 offered bulls, 58 were sold at an average price of 30,000 Schillins (today will be payed 5,000 Euro for the best slave, note from Venus) per animal.

The leader was ‘Winston’.

The 15-month-old bull of the breeder Franz Gumpold from Saalfelden was acquired by the cattle breeding club Rauris by 84,000 Schilling. The picture in Newspaper  shows breeder Gumpold ‘Winston’ in the arena of the auction hall Maishofen on 1994. ”

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The parallels between former slave markets and today’s animal auctions are so obvious that it is actually incomprehensible how they can not be seen by someone.
For the animals that are our slaves today, life is a continuous and inescapable nightmare.
Everything that torments us in the worst fantasies is a terrible reality for the enslaved animals. Daily, nocturnal, lifelong reality. Only death, which usually surpasses the horrors of life, ends the hell we prepare for animals on earth.

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All wickedness, primitiveness, and evilness to which men are capable, must be endured by innocent and defenseless animals.

We are the only real devils compared to whom all the other devils are harmless bunglers and sympathetic dilettantes.


Translation and best regards from Venus