Month: May 2019

Canada: Over 7,000 horses were air shipped from Canada to Japan for slaughter for Human Consumption. Sign Petition to Stop It – Canadian Citizens ONLY.

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This petition is only open for CANADIAN citizens to sign; but it is very important – your support is required and please crosspost.

CALL-TO-ACTION! Just three weeks left to sign this Government of Canada e-petition calling for a stop to live air transport of horses for human consumption. The petition is sponsored by Beaches-East York Liberal MP, Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, and closes on June 19.

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👉 SIGN THE PETITION:

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details…

 

BACKGROUND INFO: In 2018, over 7,000 horses were air shipped from Canada to Japan for slaughter for human consumption.

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Up to 3 to 4 horses are loaded into crates smaller than a single horse stall, frequently in contravention of Health of Animals Regulations and International Air Transport Association (IATA) standards.

Further, these beings are having to endure flights that are 10.5 to 13.5 hours long, during which time (and for the additional hours spent for ground transportation, loading into crates, and loading and unloading crates from planes), they have no access to food or water. Please help. This needs to stop.

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Supplied by Animal Rights Toronto:

https://www.facebook.com/AnimalRightsToronto/?__tn__=kCH-R&eid=ARBZUhKdCcWV367JexPd8jk19wHHSLqyJtIFfKfxePP-xt7qYxt4kt48uadzNUnlCrTV-_rr_HTPjCf7&hc_ref=ARR8nF50Z9mzl7Y4FUrpRIyUgEgB01-iMfuShYC4FqAodTUBfeVH846yTtZLXeoSDAM&fref=nf&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARBqO_L8bnS3Ka-XGI-m_MWA2GpvwsGXftEg8N6IIZlT5X43BMNPHnNOw9XlRDXjTzGglvAXDihzTb3LgPY3q4SBo-lbexvqpQm0vJy2CDa6m1tAq5hzo8fn_wzWcg8eGPxv3bH8BCJmZaUyGZAeJOzo-c-PEzBjKV3q88rqAQ1WAG4ErJccmmk1ah_BBVvFXOmxk6ZIt73Tq4gPEqvK79W-kz_dKqm-v3sQGbuia3dtUfXif9B9D4t9x0gu4oD0Y-bk21A2oKU1L9zlaccGgqzs_8t7qq4luYyOKh6WkkbUI1Wl0KFxBcCF5GeSn5px2IWqU_QRhTE4fsJ7W5q4cHtwDz1MnpPkzrv8r_WZrQyBz03-

The right of the others

“we had to give the child away, the animal was allergic”!

 

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Morality is indivisible.
What we would not do with humans, we must not do with animals.
The right to life, freedom, protection must belong to all kinds.
A just social order requires respect and protection of all animal species.

 

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My best regards, Venus

1 million people want “End the Cage Age”!

 

Petition “End The Cage Age” breaks the critical mark and writes history for the animals!

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The Association Against Animal Factories (VgT, Austria) and 170 other clubs from across the EU have already collected more than 1 million signatures in just 9 months to end the caging.

One million EU citizens for ending the caging Petition “End The Cage Age” breaks the critical mark and writes history for the animals!

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As of today, over one million EU citizens have signed the European Citizens’ Initiative “End The Cage Age” – the largest movement for more animal welfare in the European Union.

Together with more than 170 animal and environmental protection organizations, the VEREIN GEGEN TIERFABRIKEN (Association Against Animal Factories) has launched this European Citizens’ Initiative, which aims to end caging for all agricultural “livestock”.

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Over 300 million mother pigs, laying hens, rabbits, ducks and geese are still kept in cages. These cages are sparse, narrow and deny the animals their most important need: to move freely.
“End The Cage Age” aims to break this system and potentially save hundreds of millions of animals in the EU each year from this unnecessary suffering, setting a strong milestone for the abolition of animal factories.

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VGT campaigner Georg Prinz is pleased: “One million signatures are a huge milestone and we are proud to work with so many other clubs and initiatives on behalf of the animals, but the fight for the cages is far from over.
We will continue to collect signatures until September to ensure that the newly elected European Parliament understands how important this concern is to its citizens!

Together we demand: End The Cage Age – let’s end the cage age! “

In a modern, civilized society, it is intolerable how one deals with sentient beings.
Prince continues: “Cages are one of the worst of all devices and measures to bring animals under human control, and it is time for us to evolve as a society and end this obsolete practice of keeping animals behind bars.
A life in a cage is not a liveable life for an animal. “

https://vgt.at/presse/news/2019/news20190530mn_2.php

Petition (for those who not yet signed)https://vgt.at/actionalert/endthecageage2019/index.php

My comment: Yes! It’s a wonderful initiative with great results already.
But I immediately thought of our other great campaign the “8hours Campaign” against the long animal transports.
At that time, we had collected 1.2 million signatures, it was the largest number ever to have collected for a petition!
Today, the animals still suffer in the truck for days.
And the responsible persons of this useless club (EU) can not do anything.

We need to learn something from this, we must accompany this one million signatures with a strategy and finalize a Plan B, should the EU Commissioners ignore this spectacular number of signatures and stand on the side of the agrarian mafia again.

But most of all, we have to be optimistic.
What once did not work, maybe this time works!

My best regards, Venus

 

 

UK: RSPCA steps up the call to #EndNonStun slaughter.

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Yes, the UK is currently in the EU; and the EU policy on the slaughtering of animals for food is that as a generalisation, they have to be stunned prior to slaughter.

The EU legislation on the killing of animals aims to minimise the pain and suffering of animals through the use of properly approved stunning methods. … In 2009 the Union adopted Council Regulation (EC) N° 1099/2009 on the protection of animals at the time of killing which started to apply on 1 January 2013.

The regulation concerns the killing of animals in slaughterhouses as well as those kept for farming purposes. This includes the killing of fur animals, of male day-old chicks (of laying hens breeds) or other killing taking place in farms. In particular it concerns the killing for disease control purposes (as occurred, for example, in the UK for the control of Foot and Mouth Disease).

Animals killed due to, or following, scientific experiments are covered by a specific Directive.

Animals killed under other circumstances (hunting, bullfighting, stray dogs or cats in shelters, animals in the wild, etc.) are not part of the scope of this regulation. Those areas are covered by national legislation and Union competences are either limited (hunting) or excluded.

 

Read a lot more here – nation by nation:

https://www.loc.gov/law/help/religious-slaughter/europe.php

 

BUT, in certain member states of the EU, some animals are killed WITHOUT stunning first by religious groups such as Jewish and Islamic religions.

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For many years, UK welfare organisations have been campaigning hard to ensure that all food animals slaughtered in the UK are stunned prior to slaughter. They have failed to date. Again now the RSPCA is pressing for this. You can add your name to an open letter to the UK environment Minister by clicking on the link below.

RSPCA steps up the call to #EndNonStun slaughter

Dear Mark

We know you’ve taken actions for us before, and we’d really appreciate your help with our latest call to #EndNonStun slaughter.

We have joined forces with the British Veterinary Association (BVA) to call on the UK Government to repeal a legal exemption that permits animals to be slaughtered without pre-stunning, causing unnecessary pain and suffering.

Over 94 million animals are slaughtered without being stunned first – that’s three animals every second on average.

We need you to sign the open letter to Environment Secretary Michael Gove and urge the UK Government to change legislation in England which currently allows non-stun slaughter for religious purposes.

Also, please share on your social channels #EndNonStun

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We doubt very much that regardless of the above, Mr Gove will change the current stance in UK slaughter methods.  It is a case of not wanting to upset the religious minorities that are in the UK.  We say, would Christians be allowed to run a stun slaughterhouse in Turkey or Saudi Arabia ? – it sees that anyone can do anything in the EU, but when we look at Jewish and Muslim nations; then we have to comply with their policy only.   Fair ?

because they are someone, not something

 

Received anonymously (see above, or click here to view video from the action):

Can you imagine, spending your whole life, being detained, in your own shit?
Can you imagine, that all you know about life, is a concentration camp, violence and suffering?
Can you imagine, seeing your fellow inmates falling, agonizing and dying?
Can you imagine, never have seen the sky, sunlight, a tree or a blade of grass?
But that all of this would not matter at all, because others, by billions, will be born for the same purpose.
We, have imagined them discovering daylight, fresh wind, life.
And so we have stopped imagining, and started acting.
We broke in and opened the prison doors. Prisons for the most innocent beings…
And we will keep doing it.

From now on, let’s OPEN all the cages and all the farm doors!

“We Have Stopped Imagining, and Started Acting”

And I main...It is the fascist conviction of the human species that maintains the slavery of the animals, that they are there to serve us as food, clothes, entertainment, test objects.
The legalization of this privilege, by a criminal system, of eating whatever pleases everyone leads to a two-class justice system, to the exploitation of the weaker par excellence.

Therefore, the message of the animal liberator goes above all to the meat eaters, to the perpetrators who give this second-hand murder order:

No cooperation with the hangmen, no cooperation with the slaves owners.
Stop eating animals

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My best regards to all, Venus

 

Australia: Freemantle Live Export Demo – 1/6/19 9.30am.

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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/sheep-middle-east-live-exports-australia-ship-conditions-animal-rights-ban-trade-a8296511.html

 

Australia: Live Exports Demo – Saturday 1st June 2019 – North Freemantle.

Firstly, with the result of the recent federal election, the appointment of HUGE live export fan, Bridget McKenzie to Minister of Agriculture position and at least another three years of the live sheep trade, we urge you to please commit to renewing your membership if it has lapsed, or join if you are not already a member. From as little as $5 per month via GiveNow – that’s just $1.17 per week and is of the greatest value to us in helping fund our ongoing campaign. Or you can pay an annual membership fee via our website.

Regarding this Saturday’s public outreach at Tydeman Rd. Please check staus on Facebook event page on Friday night and radar (see below) on Saturday morning.

 

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View all the details at:

https://www.stopliveexports.org/index.php?option=com_acymailing&ctrl=archive&task=view&mailid=275&key=1beb2dcd51c3ca570dc44ef18870ebc9&subid=710-67f7512b48473dcfa0ff2d5aabc619e0

 

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Thailand: Please Sign the Petition for the Baby Elephant Forced to Perform for Tourists – and Who Had Both Back Legs Snap ! – It Died In Agony.

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We first covered this issue in another recent post:

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/05/25/thailand-disgusting-tourism-elephant-rides-baby-collapses-in-the-heat-another-dies-when-it-becomes-so-skeletal-its-back-legs-snap-boycott-thailand/

 

Now there is a formal petition for the baby elephant who had its legs snap because it was forcibly performing for brain dead tourists.

 

Please sign – Thanks;

Mark.

 

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Petition Link:

https://ladyfreethinker.org/sign-justice-for-dumbo-baby-elephant-whose-legs-snapped-after-constantly-performing-for-tourists/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email

Justice for Dumbo, Baby Elephant Whose Legs Snapped After Constantly Performing for Tourists

Posted by Carly Day

SIGN: Justice for Dumbo, Baby Elephant Whose Legs Snapped After Constantly Performing for Tourists

PETITION TARGET: Thai Ambassador to the US

Forced to perform day after day for hordes of tourists at the Phuket Zoo in Thailand, a skeletal three-year-old elephant died in agony a week after both his back legs snapped.

Named Dumbo by supporters, the elephant was malnourished, skinny and weak, according to animal welfare organization Moving Animals. Yet he was still forced to dance, “play” musical instruments, and perform tricks up to three times a day. Even when not performing, he had to stand on display for zoo visitors for hours every day.

Tragically, Dumbo’s strained body gave way under the pressure. When his front legs became stuck in a mud puddle on April 13, his brittle back legs couldn’t hold his weight, snapping as he struggled to free himself, reported the Phuket News.

To add to the torment, Dumbo was unable to stand for three days before staff even realized his legs were broken and took him to a hospital for treatment.

There, vets discovered he had been suffering from a chronic digestive tract infection for months, resulting in malnutrition and a host of other problems.

Dumbo’s abused body finally gave up on April 20th; he faded away and died at the hospital.

Sadly, this heartbreaking case is only one of many that often happen in Thailand’s zoos and amusement parks, where elephants and other wild animals are exploited for human entertainment.

Sign this petition urging the Thai ambassador to call for a ban on the use of elephants and other wild animals for entertainment, so no animal has to suffer as Dumbo did ever again.