Day: May 16, 2019

USA: 900,000 Voices Demand Continued Wolf Protections.

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900,000 Voices Demand Continued Wolf Protections

Wow. We just delivered nearly a million comments to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service opposing Trump’s plan to end federal protections for almost all gray wolves in the lower 48.

This is the most comments the feds have ever received on an Endangered Species Act issue in the law’s 45-year history. They include 35,000 handwritten notes delivered in person to the Interior Department in Washington, D.C. The Center for Biological Diversity says thank you to everyone who submitted a comment, shared a social post about our wolf campaigns, canvassed their neighbourhood for comments, or in any other way raised their voice for the voiceless.

And we’re not done yet. At the last minute the Interior Department extended its comment deadline to July 15, so we and our allies have a new goal: 1.5 million voices raised for wolves.

Learn how you can help in our upcoming call. And consider supporting our campaign to save wolves with a donation to our Predator Defense Fund.

https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/ 

 

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Switzerland: the wild animal killer

 

A great article by the Swiss community IG Wild beim Wild”, which specializes in the legal aspects of wildlife conservation.

“Virtually everything that is cruel, unnecessary and heartless is sponsored by the Hunting Association Switzerland.

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The Swiss Hunting Association primarily cultivates irreverence and a culture of violence – exactly the opposite, according to which a cultured person should strive in our society.

Hobby hunters even threaten a civil war, if, for example, the fox hunt should be stopped.

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The main propagator of the fox tapeworm is not the fox, but it is mainly the mouse. And these spread diligently, also thanks to the fox hunt gorgeous and infected every fox tapeworm-spreading animal – so also dogs and cats, which are not dewormed regularly!
In fox hunting-free areas, as well as in Luxembourg, Canton Geneva, national parks, etc., there was no increase in this disease. Foxes can easily be vaccinated by bait if necessary – is already done in many urban areas long ago. Hobby hunters spread according to studies with their shabby recreational activities even diseases!

Members of the association Hunt Switzerland have relations with representatives of the power in general. Furthermore, they use force or other means of intimidation (fear, lies, propaganda, etc.) to influence politics, the media, public administration, the judiciary or the economy.

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Again and again, members of the Hunting Club Executive Committee try to sabotage our community “IG Wild beim Wild”  by demanding, under the threat of criminal prosecution, the deletion of entire articles revealing the cruel activities of hobby-hunters.

The state gamekeepers,  as in the Geneva model, do not practice cruel hunting methods such as building, bustle, drifting hunts, etc. because they have no reason for it.

There would be no abused hunting dogs.
No unnecessary hunts on wild animals like the fox.

An alcohol ban in wildlife management would be established, etc.

Sanitary or therapeutic killings practiced by game wardens are not the same as an regulatory hunt based on the hunter lie or misunderstood experience of nature!

These people of Hunt Switzerland hunt, terrorize, injure and kill defenseless animals – often just for fun or boredom. However, hunters can not tolerate hunting criticism.

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It is the task of the IG Wild beim Wild”, to give the wild animals a voice, because otherwise they can not defend themselves from cowardly snipers.

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A few weeks ago, the Swiss Hunting Association again filed an arbitrary complaint against IG Wild am Wild” – more on that later in another documentary article.

The undemocratic approach of the Swiss Hunting Association also contradicts the right of press freedom. In Switzerland, this is still governed by the freedom of expression under Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This is precisely what is repeatedly disregarded in the lawsuits by Swiss Hunting Association against IG Wild bei Wild”.

The society has a public interest and right to know about these players from the environment of the sector like association Hunting Switzerland.

As a normal citizen you lose the composure when you experience the endless mischief on the part of hobby hunters. And you can not really blame anyone for that.
In addition, you personally do not benefit from it, but we just do animal welfare, and give those a voice that have none and are suffering. Because of these hobby hunters, wild animals in Switzerland suffer.

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Just because the victims of the brutal activities of hobby hunters are not 100% human in nature, “IG Wild beim Wild” does not mean that their deeds are less abhorrent.

Wild animals have no voice and can not join in supposedly democratic decisions.
We, the “IG Wild at the Wild”, as wildlife advocates and game keepers,  give the needy a voice. Consistent with scientific and wild-biological findings.

Wild animals also have feelings and emotions. They can suffer, grieve and feel joy. They live like us humans in family associations and social structures, which destroy the today’s hobby hunters mostly for the fun”.

https://wildbeimwild.com/2019/01/27/die-wildtierkiller

My comment: In their blog, this great group has posted a flyer, whth the title:

Five cartridges for five truths.

Cartridge 1- Swiss hunting is An association whose members are involved in law violations year after year in the four-digit range.

Cartridge 2- Culture If hunting is culture, cannibalism is gastronomy.The hunt has caused many problems in Switzerland but still no one problem solved sustainably.

Cartridge 3- Wild life The hunt has caused many problems in Switzerland but still no one problem solved sustainably.

Cartridge 4- Ethics What Hunter considers “good” has nothing to do with truth, science, decency, ethics, etc …

Cartridge 5- Politics Hunter slogans are sham and empty words

I mean, they are right!

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My best regards to all, Venus

England: Viva ! City – May Newsletter.

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England: Viva ! City – May Newsletter

https://mailchi.mp/viva.org.uk/vivacity-may?e=26c03356b8

 

Includes:

Moo Free May

First Vegan You Tube Ad

End the Cage Age

Veganism 25 years on –

Viva’s ! 25 Anniversary

https://www.viva.org.uk/?utm_source=Viva%21+Vegan+Charity+-+Email+List&utm_campaign=b1add7fe69-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_VIVACITY_MAY&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_dc176d21d2-b1add7fe69-50196206&mc_cid=b1add7fe69&mc_eid=26c03356b8 

Armenia: Free the Restaurant Bears – Petition; Please Sign.

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ANIMAL EXPLOITATION: SURRENDER THREE SUFFERING BEARS CAGED AT A RESTAURANT

 

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Free the Bears – Petition link –

https://www.change.org/p/surrender-three-caged-bears?recruiter=350017660&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=psf_combo_share_initial&recruited_by_id=79e3ddd0-32ee-11e5-9cdd-efd8ee0adfea&share_bandit_exp=initial-15501876-en-GB&share_bandit_var=v1

These three caged bears are used by the owner of Ashtaraki Dzor restaurant in Armenia to attract visitors and tourists to the venue.

In spite of complaints from local animal lovers, he refuses to let us rescue them . He is fighting hard to hold on to the bears who have been robbed of their dignity, their freedom and their ability to express all natural wild bear behaviour. They should be roaming in the Armenian mountains, not locked in a cage so that visitors to the restaurant can laugh and poke fun at them.

Our petition aims to raise awareness of the miserable plight of these poor animals and put pressure on the owner to surrender them. Your signature really will make a difference.

Please help us set these helpless bears free. They are suffering mentally and physically from their imprisonment. The sight of their misery is heart-breaking. But once we have the go-ahead to rescue them, we can move them to our purpose-built rescue centre where they will be treated with compassion and respect. The expert team at our centre has a wealth of experience in the rehabilitation of rescued bears and will give them all the treatment and care they need to recover from their years in captivity.

These three beautiful bears are relying on the kindness of animal lovers like you to stand up and fight for them. Please don’t let them down.

Please sign the petition urging the owner of Ashtaraki Dzor Restaurant to surrender the bears to International Animal Rescue.

Thank you

International Animal Rescue launched its Great Bear Rescue campaign in November 2017 and has since rescued 23 caged bears from lives of mind-numbing boredom and frustration behind bars. Some of these bears will be candidates for reintroduction into protected areas of the Armenian countryside, while those that can no longer fend for themselves will be given lifelong care.

Support our Great Bear Rescue campaign here.

Australia: Federal Elections 2019 – Saturday 18 May. Live Animal Exports A Big Issue

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https://www.animalsaustralia.org/ 

The 2019 Australian federal election will be held on Saturday 18 May 2019

Hi Mark,

I wanted to take this opportunity to convey a very personal and heartfelt thank you. It’s because of you: your compassion, your commitment, your resilience, your heart-fuelled dedication to giving a voice to the millions of victims of the live sheep trade, that its end is now in sight this election.

Our work to end the entire live export trade is far from over. But ending the sheep trade will not only save millions of sheep from the cruelty of live export, it will represent a historic shift in political thinking towards dismantling the regulatory system that underpins all legalised animal cruelty.

While I have great hope that we’ll have reason to celebrate on behalf of animals after the weekend, I know that our greater journey together will also continue. That, regardless of the outcome of the election, we won’t stop until we have an end to all animal cruelty; that we all share an unquenchable thirst for a kinder world and an unshakeable belief in our capacity to make it so.

Thank you so much for your magnificent advocacy on behalf of all animals and for leading the way to a kinder world.

I feel absolutely honoured to be sharing this journey with you.

For the animals,

Lyn
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P.S. Here is a heartfelt video message to you from my team in appreciation of your dedication, Mark.

Lyn White AM
Director of Strategy

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Remembering Jill, and what she died for:

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Regards Mark.