Month: May 2019

Petitions. Support When You Can – They DO Make A Difference.

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I do understand that some supporters do feel that signing petitions do not have any real effect on an issue – in my early campaigning days I was on that boat myself.

But let me refer you to a post which I put on the site yesterday:

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/05/28/usa-petition-update-scum-has-now-been-now-charged-for-taping-a-dogs-mouth-shut-and-almost-killing-it/

The result:

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office in Florida has arrested and charged the man who sadistically taped a dog’s mouth shut in February, nearly suffocating him to death.

A Lady Freethinker petition urging local police to track down and apprehend the perpetrator garnered more than 29,500 signatures. Thank you to everyone who signed for supporting the investigation which resulted in this arrest.

 

So, 29,500 good people signed the petition; it gave further support to Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno to enable him to continue with the case until the abuser was found and arrested. I think that this alone justifies the use of petitions wherever possible to take any specific issue further and to make authorities accept that they do have a responsibility to act when the people ask.

Electronic (on line) petitions now take seconds to complete; and I ask people to support them whenever possible to make what could be the difference.

 

So, saying that, I am giving another here which I would ask you to support. Details are:

Justice for Kitten Smothered in Spray Foam and Dumped in Trash

Posted by Carly Day

SIGN: Justice for Kitten Smothered in Spray Foam and Dumped in Trash

Image Credit: Washington County Sheriff’s Office

 

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Petition Linkhttps://ladyfreethinker.org/sign-justice-for-kitten-encased-in-spray-foam-and-dumped-in-trash/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email

 

PETITION TARGET: Washington County Sheriff Pat Garrett

A cruel individual sprayed an eight-week-old kitten over the face and body with foam before heartlessly dumping the poor creature in a trash can in Washington County, Oregon.

A garbage collector discovered the terrified kitten as the worker did his rounds on May 3. When a trash can wouldn’t empty, he investigated, finding the cat hanging upside down from the back legs, covered in foam and unable to move. He knew the cat was still alive as he could hear pitiful cries.

Staff at the garbage disposal facility worked to remove the solidified foam before taking the cat to the Hillsboro Vet Clinic for further treatment. A vet at the clinic told FOX12 that the kitten’s entire head and face were covered with foam; if the cat had not been rescued, he would likely have suffocated.

This innocent kitten is lucky to be alive; whoever did this is clearly dangerous and needs to be caught before they hurt, and potentially kill, any more animals.

Sign this petition urging Washington County Sheriff Pat Garrett to use every resource to find the person responsible and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Cpl. Brandon Talbott at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office on 503-846-2700.

 

This petition currently has over 21.000 names on it – lets make it more !

Thanks and regards

Mark.

USA: Petition Update – Scum Has Now Been Now Charged For Taping A Dogs Mouth Shut and Almost Killing It.

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Petition update.

We covered the petition in early March re a dog in Florida USA who had had its mouth shut and duck taped; nearly killing it – here is the original post:

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/03/04/usa-petition-justice-for-dog-found-suffocating-from-tape-around-his-mouth/

Regards Mark.

 

 

The great news is that your voice has been heard.

 

PETITION UPDATE: Suspect Arrested and Charged For Cruelly Taping Dog’s Mouth Shut

Posted by Carly Day | May 27, 2019

 

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office in Florida has arrested and charged the man who sadistically taped a dog’s mouth shut in February, nearly suffocating him to death.

A Lady Freethinker petition urging local police to track down and apprehend the perpetrator garnered more than 29,500 signatures. Thank you to everyone who signed for supporting the investigation which resulted in this arrest.

In a live news briefing on Facebook, Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno announced the arrest, stating that 18-year-old Oscar Lee Thompson III from Lehigh Acres was in the Lee County Jail facing a charge of aggravated animal cruelty.

Over 70 percent of the people who hurt animals will eventually abuse a human being,” said Marceno. “If you hurt an animal in this county, you will go to jail. I have a zero tolerance for any kind of abuse, and I will dedicate whatever resources necessary to enforce exactly that.”

The dog at the centre of this heartbreaking case, now named Chance, is lucky to be alive after Thompson taped his mouth tightly shut with duct tape, suffocating him. By the time rescuers got to Chance, he was near death. He was panting, drooling, dehydrated and malnourished, as well as bleeding from wounds on his leg and chest.

Marceno — an animal lover himself — had vowed that his department would use all possible resources to track down the person responsible. He was so touched by the case that he adopted and deputized Chance, who made a full recovery and is now a “spokesdog” for the department.

Thompson was tracked down by a series of anonymous tips, which led to his DNA being found on the tape used to suffocate Chance. He will be arraigned on June 24.

We applaud the dedication of the Sheriff’s Office in tracking down animal abusers and treating Chance with the respect and love he deserves. Lee County is setting the standard for the rest of the country when it comes taking animal cruelty seriously.

PETITION UPDATE: Suspect Arrested and Charged For Cruelly Taping Dog’s Mouth Shut

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Germany: the show with the animal protection

 

The current federal government makes an animal protection scandal after another!

 

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Scandal number 1: piglet castration without anesthesia

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The federal government castrates piglets without anesthesia! Resolved laws are unlawfully changed back to the worse in order to satisfy the pig industry.
Extension of the term for piglet castration was extended for another 2 years. For many years there have been sufficient alternatives that are already being implemented in other EU Member States.
Thus, the Federal Government objects to Article 20a of the Basic Law and the associated so-called prohibition of deterioration.

Scandal number 2: Illegal practices with sow box

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An existing judgment since 2015 states that existing crates are illegal.
These boxes have not met the requirements of the Regulation since 1992. Instead of ensuring the final implementation of the current law, the federal government wants the illegal cartons to last for another 17 years.!!!
So that’s how Germany treats the Animal Welfare Law!
Violation of Article 20a of the Basic Law and the so-called prohibition of deterioration.

Scandal number 3: illegally cut piglets` tails

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The federal government has broken EU law since 1994 and routinely mutilates piglets!

Since 1994, it has been banned throughout the EU to cut the ring tails of piglets routinely. Nevertheless, in 95% of all piglets in Germany the ringlet tail is separated with a hot cautery.

Germany has not complied with EU regulations since 1994. To top it off, the Federal Minister of Agriculture, the stupid Klöckner, plans to reward pigs with illegally reduced tails as “more animal welfare”.

Scandal number 4: animal transports to third countries

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EU breach of law and animal cruelty on animal transports are part of everyday life! Federal Government prevents ban on animal transports to third countries!
Veterinarians are forced to aid animal cruelty.

Long-term animal transports to third countries are extremely painful and violate existing EU law. The European Court of Justice decided in 2015 that the requirements for animal transports have to be complied with even beyond EU borders. Nevertheless, official veterinarians are being forced by court to authorize preliminary goods for transport.

Animals, mostly pregnant cattle, are sent to 6000 kilometers long trips to third countries. The Federal Government actively prevents such torturous transports being banned. In 2018, for example, it rejected a request from the Greens to stop animal transports to third countries.
This means that the animal transports continue unchecked.

The money earned from animal transport seems to be the more important argument for the federal government than the immense animal suffering that must be prevented.

Scandal number 5: Animal transports are paid with our tax money

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The federal government promotes cruel animal transports with millions of guarantees!
Is it even worse? Yes! things are getting worse when it comes to the federal government and animal welfare.
Because it not only advocates painful animal transports to third countries that do not have animal welfare standards, but it also supports them – with our taxpayers’ money!

https://www.vier-pfoten.de/kampagnen-themen/themen/tierschutzpolitik/tierschutzskandale-der-bundesergierung

My comment: The meat mafia has all politicians under control!

Animals are usually at the mercy of the violence and sadism of the meat mafia. Especially in the live export this is extremely dramatic.

But this is not just about the often tormenting transport itself.
EU countries send cattle to countries where there is no animal welfare law, and they know it!

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There, cutting out the eyes or severing the tendons of the front and hind legs are common ways to tame the animals and then kill them with a neck cut – fully conscious. All of this happens in distant places, far from our eyes.

At a time when we are trying to reduce animal suffering through information and education, EU countries are doing everything in their power to export more and more animals, driving up meat consumption in third countries.
Thanks to the European criminal agricultural policy, there are plenty of cattle for which customers are urgently sought. We send them to the third countries.

And nobody is responsible, nobody wants to take responsibility and action. The German actors point with their fingers to Brussels, Brussels says animal transport is country thing.

It is an industry of animal cruelty, officially approved.

My best regards to all, Venus

 

Spain: Ass accident to matador!!

 

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Men thing! A bull victim has shown a French bull-murderer on May 25th that this job is for asses

 

For the French bullfighter Juan Leal it came at the weekend at a bullfighting event in Spain to a painful encounter with a bull. Leal had already injected the animal into the body with several banderillas (short, barbed spiked skewers) when it “hit back”. Although the animal stung the Frenchman in the asse!

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In video you can see how the matador first leads the bull around him, but then he is levered off and impaled at the butt.

Leal falls to the ground, visibly in pain and bleeding on the ass.

Immediately, three more matadors intervene and drive the bull away from his “victim”. Leal ends the fight with bared ass and presented the audience with loud applause the cut off ear of the bull.

However, as the Spanish newspaper El Pais reports, the 26-year-old Frenchman resumed his fight against the bull after a short break in treatment, killing him and cutting off the animal’s ear.

This is always the case when the audience is satisfied with the performance of the Toreros.

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Leal himself is unlikely to be satisfied with his appearance. According to “Marca” his butt was pierced over a length of 25 centimeters and there is a suspicion that his tailbone is broken. All in all a day to forget for the matador.

Máximo García Leirado, who operated on Leal after the fight, said, “It’s a miracle that he was able to end the fight and kill the bull. A normal person could not even walk with the injury. “

https://www.tonight.de/news/aktuelles/stierkampf-in-spanien-torero-juan-leal-wird-am-po-aufgespiesst.1003520

My comment: and a normal person would not torture a bull and then present his bloody ear to a cheered audience …
Only psychopaths do that.

My best regards to al, Venus

 

England: I Went To Europe, and All I Got Was Slaughtered! – Who am I ? – David or Goliath ?

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This was an e mail sent to me on 27/5/19 by the EU Commission regarding a recent gripe I made that live animal transports across the EU, and to nations such as Turkey, from existing EU member states, were not being enforced in accordance with EU Regulation 1/2005 for the welfare of animals during transport. Here is what they said to me in response:

 

Dear Mr Johnson,

Regarding the enforcement of Regulation 1/2005 on animal transport, you should be aware that the control and enforcement is – with very few exceptions, such as EU competition law – a matter for the Member States. In the area of animal transport, however, the Commission does do audits of Member State inspection systems (“inspect the inspectors”). The resulting audit reports lead to recommendations which, in turn, are followed-up by the Commission. If you are interested in these audit reports, they are all publicly available here: http://ec.europa.eu/food/audits-analysis/audit_reports/index.cfm

As of the withdrawal of the UK, the EU rules on animal transport will cease to apply to the UK. However, these rules will still impact the transport of live animals between the EU and the UK, for example the mandatory check of live animals – including as regards the control of animal welfare aspects – upon entry into the EU at “border inspection posts”.

Yours sincerely,

European Commission

Task Force for the Preparation and Conduct of the Negotiations
with the United Kingdom under Article 50 TEU (GDR)

B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

Click here for our webpage

 

I think, as someone who has investigated live animal transport over the past 25+ years; I am fully aware of the legislative situation within the EU and the fact that they want to ‘pass the buck’ for Regulation enforcement to each individual member state. This is one way to approach it; but if nations such as Romania act the way they do with stray animals, then are we to expect anything better from them when it comes to enforcing the rules for live animal transport ? – they don’t really care much about animal welfare; full stop. So by passing responsibility for enforcement from the Commission in Brussels to individual nations, is rather like the national fire officer putting the arsonist as the chief of the local fire station ! – it kind of does not work.

What exactly do the EU mean by the words ‘audit reports lead to recommendations, which in turn are followed up by the Commission’ ?

This in my opinion is where the EU totally falls down over regulations. It is all very ‘recommend and suggest’; rather than hitting member states hard and directly for their failures of the enforcement of EU rules. We don’t want to have to wait another 3 years for a follow up to what was found to be wrong; only to find that the rules are still not being enforced. I personally say no second chances; strike whilst the iron is hot – hit hard with prosecutions when the problems are first reared.

I will show you investigations undertaken years ago by animal welfare organisations. Today, 2019, what exactly has changed since the investigations were undertaken originally between 2010 and 2015 ? – not much, if anything.

Have we not seen countless investigations showing where the EU regulations are being flouted for the live animals being exported to Turkey ? – as the following video says, 352 livestock transporters were inspected and 247 were found to be in violation of existing EU regulations (1/2005 on the welfare of animals during transport).

Have a look for yourselves:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udReHkAumrY&feature=youtu.be

 

It is not just live animals from the EU to Turkey – similar things are happening every day right across the EU. Existing EU Regulations are not being enforced.

 

The following can be found on this link:

http://animalwelfareandtrade.com/animal-welfare-european-parliament-adopts-8hours-written-declaration

Brussels, Belgium (EU) 15 March 2012: The European Parliament adopted Written Declaration 49/2011 on the establishment of a maximum 8-hour journey limit for animals transported in the European Union for the purpose of being slaughtered.
378 (half of the total number of MEPs plus one) was the number required for the Written Declaration to become an official position of the Parliament, and this number was reached one day in advance.

The document, which “calls on the Commission and the Council to review Regulation 1/2005 to establish a maximum 8-hour limit for the journeys of animals transported for the purpose of being slaughtered“, will now be transmitted to the European Commission and the governments of the Member States.

This document directly refers to over one million signatures registered on the www.8hours.eu website. This massive mobilisation of European citizens is calling for an end to long-distance journeys for animals sent for slaughter in the European Union.

The long duration of the journeys of animals destined for slaughter in the EU often causes them intense suffering, as has been consistently reported over the years by Animals’ Angels investigators. Current EU legislation makes it possible for animals to be transported for several days, even though it is scientifically proven and acknowledged by the Commission that the suffering of the animals increases with the duration of the journey.
“This is a historic moment for all those who care about animals. The call of one million citizens cannot be easily ignored by the EU institutions” – said Christa Blanke, Founder of Animals’ Angels. “But this is just a fundamental milestone in a campaign that will end only when long-distance journeys of animals sent for slaughter are banned in the EU. We have been documenting the suffering caused by animal transports around Europe over many years, and we have seen that all improvements of transport rules are insufficient if long-distance journeys continue to be allowed”.

“In reality what goes on today on the European roads is animal cruelty. This has to be stopped. The European Commission has so far disregarded the demand for new rules for animal transports.

But it will be difficult for the Commission to ignore the demands of the European Parliament, which joins over one million citizens asking for long-distance live transports to stop” – said Danish MEP Dan Jørgensen, and adds: “I have made the signal to the responsible commissioner for animal welfare, John Dalli, many times, that the rules for animal transports need to be changed. Unfortunately he does not see the need to respond properly to this call.

But he is wrong, and he should act now. If not he will have to explain to the European parliament and to EU citizens why he insists on letting this cruelty go on”.
“We live in the 21st century in a society which we became used to calling a humane society. It is time to prove it” – said Czech MEP Pavel Poc, one of the promoters of Written Declaration 49/2011. “I am glad that the European Parliament took on the challenge by adopting this written declaration. An adopted declaration might still be far away from real actions and needed changes, but it is a significant message and I hope that all these initiatives will together create a strong enough pressure for the much needed policy change.”

Written Declaration 49/2011 and the collection of one million signatures from EU citizens are part of a larger campaign (www.8hours.eu) calling for a maximum overall 8-hour limit for journeys of animals sent for slaughter. The campaign is also supported by 126 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from 19 member states and all political groups.

See a recent video of animals being transported from the EU to Turkey on YouTube.

See the text of Written Declaration 49/2011 on the European Parliament’s website

 

So, I close by asking the following:

  • 15 March 2012: The European Parliament adopted Written Declaration 49/2011 on the establishment of a maximum 8-hour journey limit for animals transported in the European Union for the purpose of being slaughtered. Why, 7 years later, are we still NOT having a max 8 hour limit, but still working to the 2005 regulation 1/2005 ?
  • We had EU elections last week (23-26/5/19) to vote for new members of the European Parliament. Ie those who adopted the written declaration above which is still not in actions 7 years later.
  • Why are the EU Commissioners who should be doing something about this and the will of EU citizens and the EU Parliament, not doing anything to introduce new legislation ?
  • We often talk about the ‘meat mafia’. The situation is a David and Goliath thing – and the welfare lobby is very much the ‘David’. Is the meat mafia doing things with our EU representatives in the Commission to ensure that the will of the Parliament and the EU citizens are NOT enforced ?
  • Finally; EU Commissioners SHOULD act in their positions without being influenced by outside parties – https://ec.europa.eu/info/about-european-commission/service-standards-and-principles/codes-conduct/ethics-and-integrity-eu-commissioners/code-conduct-members-european-commission_en and https://eur-lex.europa.eu/eli/treaty/tfeu_2016/art_245/oj – so, why, after the Written Declaration for an 8 hour limit on animal journey times was adopted by the EU Parliament on 15 March 2012, are we in mid 2019 still not witnessing the legislation being enforced ? – seems to me like Goliath is getting his way with the Commission, and David, regardless of electing EU parliamentarians in May 2019; really means nothing !!

Regards Mark.
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We Have Now Added a ‘Search’ Box to Hopefully Make Finding Data Easier.

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To make it easier for everyone, including us; to find past posts associated with any particular subject; we have now added a ‘Search’ box to the site.

It is on the left under the world map.

To use, type in the box what you need past data on – live export, hunting, etc – or be more specific; then you hit the return key.

You should then get all the past posts we have written on the particular subject you are searching for.

Please give it a try and see how it works.

It should make life a bit easier if you want specific info relating to a particular subject.

 

Regards Mark.

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France: says “no” to glyphosate!

 

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Excellent!  – France announces end of glyphosate!

French Minister of Agriculture Didier Guillaume announced that France will stop using glyphosate.
France also plans to halve the use of pesticides, insecticides and fungicides by 2025.

 

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As early as January 2019, a court in France withdrew approval from Bayer’s Roundup Pro 360 weed killer.
This is a herbicide that contains glyphosate of the “Monsanto / Bayer” group and is mainly used in the wine industry. In 2018, a ban on five neonicotinoid pesticides entered into force in France.
This move brings the country to the head of a campaign against chemicals blamed for decimating bee colonies.

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In May 2019, the Bayer / Monsanto group also lost the third trial. Bayer / Monsanto has to pay more than two billion dollars in compensation to a couple suffering from cancer. The jury was able to see company documents showing that Monsanto “never had any interest in finding out if Roundup was safe.”

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There are already 13,400 complaints in the US against Monsanto. The EU extended glyphosate approval at the end of 2017 against French resistance.

But now it’s official: France stops using glyphosate! despite criticism from the main French agricultural association FNSEA.

According to a report by the Department of Agriculture (FAS) of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), French Minister of Agriculture Didier Guillaume confirmed that France is banning the use of glyphosate from 2021 with limited exceptions.
He also announced that France plans to halve the use of pesticides, insecticides and fungicides by 2025.  Agriculture Minister Didier Guillaume recommends organic and biodynamic agriculture and urges producers to return to the methods of cultivation used by their grandparents, which have been forgotten, as read on Fruchtportal.de on 21 May.

The widespread use of pesticides is coming under increasing pressure as their negative impact on bees and other wildlife becomes more apparent, but that does not suit the chemical corporations.

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Bayer, BASF and Syngenta are even threatening billions of euros in damages if the EU bans neonicotinoid insecticides on fields.
The EU did it anyway, but still with loopholes and not to the extent that France did.
Since 1 September 2018, the ban on five neonicotinoid pesticides in France is in force.

While France’s most important agricultural federation, FNSEA, and many other French agricultural organizations have already made negative statements, there are already producers of fruit and vegetables growing pesticide-free products.

https://netzfrauen.org/2019/05/27/glyphosat-4

https://www.fas.usda.gov/data/france-france-announces-end-glyphosate-use-2021

 

My comment: During the Vietnam war, Monsanto was one of the main producers of the notorious defoliant “Agent Orange” – incidentally in a joint venture with Bayer – with which the US forces contaminated entire areas of the war zone. The sprayed from the air plant poison led for decades to serious diseases and malformations in the Vietnamese population.
Then the Vietnamese victims of US weed killers should also be compensated. Because a complaint of Vietnamese victims was rejected in 2005 by a US federal court. Until today!

Thanks to the Minister Didier Guillaume!

Unlike to Germany, there is at least a trace of responsibility and character in France. Our Minister of Agriculture Klöckner, you and your stupid companions in government, I would like to give you this shit to eat, so you realize how healthy and wholesome it is.

My best regards to all, Venus

 

 

 

Canada: Tell the ‘Honourable Minister’ To Wake Up and Take Action About the 100+ Zoo Animals That Have Been Neglected.

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Firstly, we think that anyone who allows this to happen is not ‘Honourable’ – and being called the ‘Minister for Justice’ is simply a joke – where is the justice here ?

Please sign the petition so that the ‘honourable’ ‘Minister for Justice’ can wake up and do something about this.

 

Petition link to ‘the Honourable Minister’

https://animalpetitions.org/740792/punish-zoo-owner-reportedly-responsible-for-animal-deaths/ 

 

Dead and Suffering Zoo Animals Deserve Justice

Target: The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice for Canada

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Goal: Punish the owner who allegedly neglected over 100 animals in a dilapidated zoo.

Over 100 animals suffered when they were reportedly neglected and denied life-saving care at a zoo. Investigators apparently found multiple species of animals in poor health with limited access to food. Demand that justice be served in this case.

“There were animals that didn’t seem to have access to adequate food and water, dilapidated enclosures, animals that appeared to be in need of veterinary care,” stated Ewa Demianowicz of Humane Society International Canada. SPCA Investigators descended on Montreal’s St-Édouard zoo following multiple allegations of animal cruelty and neglect. Visitors claimed that the enclosures were broken down and full of rocks and fallen branches. Grassy patches were seemingly sparse, limiting available food and prompting visitors to bring apples for the deer, alpacas, and goats. The investigation apparently found two alpacas in poor health and four deceased animals, including two tigers.

The zoo has been closed and animal welfare agencies are working together to transport the remaining animals to a safer location. Norman Trahan, the zoo’s owner, has been charged with two counts of cruelty and neglect. Sign below to demand that he receive the maximum penalty possible, if convicted.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Minister Lametti,

Rescuers are working to move over 100 animals to a safer and healthier location after they were reportedly starved and denied life-saving care at St-Édouard zoo. Four dead animals, including two tigers, and two sick alpacas triggered the investigation that led to one of Montreal’s largest animal cruelty allegations. Visitors claimed that the enclosures were filled with debris and the animals were forced to drink green water. Concerned citizens routinely brought apples for the grazing animals to compensate for their apparent lack of food. This is unacceptable.

The person responsible for the alleged mistreatment of these animals must be punished. I demand that you seek the maximum penalty in this case and ensure that the responsible party never be a caretaker for animals again.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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Botswana: the elephant murder begins again

 

Botswana has about 130,000 elephants, the largest population in the world, and   Botswana is described as its last sanctuary in Africa.

 

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Horrible! Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting and commissions a Hollywood PR company to fight negative headlines 😡

While in other African countries elephants are almost extinct for their ivory and trophy hunting, Botswana has been called the paradise for elephants.
Botswana banned elephant hunting.
Although the EU and regional neighbors called for the lifting of the hunting ban imposed in 2014, Botswana remained firm.
Botswana is determined to continue fighting against trophy hunting, captive breeding, and ivory trade, according to the answer.
Botswana gained a notorious fame when Juan Carlos, who was WWF Honorary President and King of Spain at the time, broke his hip while hunting elephants.

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It had long been expected that Botswana would not stand up to pressure, and now the time has come: the government is rescinding the ban.

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The German Hunting Association welcomes the decision and the government of Botswana has even hired a Hollywood public relations firm to stop the negative reaction to its decision to continue trophy hunting.
The company will receive $ 125,000 over the next two months. The company’s clients include actress Meryl Streep, who has decided against selling and importing ivory.

It was not until March 2019 that Zimbabwe made terrible headlines! Again 30 elephant babies were sold to China.
Zimbabwe continues to sell its elephants to China.
They are torturously captured and airlifted to China by plane.

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How can one state as a reason, one would have too many elephants, as now also in the Botswana the case, although the KAZA national park, a world-wide largest zone for nature protection and ecotourism seven years ago with 50 million euro German financing would have to provide sufficient space ?

KAZA, which was founded with German development aid in cooperation with the WWF, was signed by Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. But as it turned out, this park apparently only exists on paper.
What were 50 million euros paid for?
This “paper park” was supposedly built to protect elephants.

Elefanten8As said, the Botswana government has engaged a PR firm with close ties to Hollywood to fight back against the bad publicity triggered by the South African nation’s decision to lift the ban on elephant hunt, according to daytondailynews.com on 24 May 2019.

42 West, a company primarily known for its work with celebrities and the film industry, told the US Department of Justice last week that it will work with the Tourism Ministry of Botswana.
This emerges from a submission under the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

This puts 42 West in an uncomfortable situation.
Big game hunting is a highly controversial issue, especially in Hollywood, and numerous prominent activists have opposed killing the world’s largest land mammal for sport, including some calls for a tourism boycott against Botswana.

Botswana’s hunting ban was imposed by a former president, Ian Khama, an outspoken conservationist.
However, current President Mokgweeti Masisi has called for the nation to be reopened for hunting, and the decision to lift the ban is set to face general elections in October 2019.

What did the government say?

Botswana has lifted the prohibition on elephant hunting and explains this with growing conflicts between humans and animals, which sometimes destroy the crop.

President Masisi set up a committee last June to review the ban imposed by his predecessor in 2014. In February, the committee recommended allowing the hunt again.

“The number and levels of conflicts between humans and elephants and the resulting impact on livelihoods increased,” said the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Tourism in a statement.

“Predators have increased and cause much damage by killing large numbers of livestock,” it continues, “and finally,” they would ensure that the “reintroduction of hunting is done in an orderly and ethical manner.” (!!!)

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Botswana 23. Mai, The President has spoken: Let’s offer @TheEllenShow and all the other RACISTS who are peddling lies about our country & our #elephants, to send us their delivery address! We are ready to deliver.. #HumanLivesMatterToo #HandsOffBotswana

What is the background?

Most of the country’s elephants live in the country’s northern region, roaming across borders into Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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The latest survey of wildlife suggests their numbers are not increasing as many rural people suspect, and conservationists are likely to say the decision aims to boost the president’s popularity among rural voters ahead of elections in October.

There are some 415,000 elephants in Africa, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), with the population having been decimated largely due to poaching for ivory.

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International campaigns to ban all ivory sales as a way to prevent illegal poaching have gained huge momentum, but there is disagreement over how to manage large, destructive elephant populations encroaching on human settlements.

https://netzfrauen.org/2019/05/26/botswana-2/#more-64111

 

My comment: Botswana is known as a destination for luxury safaris. That’s why the German Hunting Association has rubbed its hands, out of sheer joy for the regained freedom to murder elephants in Botswana.

The Botswana Department of the Environment asserted in a statement that the hunt would be in accordance with all wildlife laws and regulations. And I read today that there is already head money for every shot elephant!!

On the other hand, the organization Pro Wildlife suspects political reasons behind the decision. Botswana’s new president wants to win votes in rural areas in the new elections in October.
And so the victims are again the culprits.  For how else can one justify the imminent elephant murder if elephants are not portrayed as perpetrators?

After all, the corrupt government of Botswana has spent a lot of money on the PR company 42 West from Hollywood so that they can properly sell the planned massacre to the public.

But to assert that the hunt for life beings happens in this case because the elephants are overwhelmed, and because murder is the only useful option, I find this an insult to human ingenuity!

My best regards, Venus

Mark sent me this petition a few minutes ago: I did not know that. Please sign and share it.  https://ladyfreethinker.org/sign-reject-plan-to-allow-trophy-hunting-of-botswanas-elephants/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email

We will not send our “delivery address” to the corrupt President Massisi. But we, the “racists” will raise our voices all over the world, and we all will fight to prevent the new massacre of these sensitive animals. And if he still does not get it, then we will call for a tourism boycott. We don`t need a PR company for that!

SIGN: Save Botswana’s Elephants from Cruel Trophy Hunters

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Are the citizens of the EU finally starting to understand things ?

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Are the citizens of the EU finally starting to understand things ?

We have always campaigned (along with millions of others in the EU) for live animal transport to be reduced to a maximum of 8 hours. Under constant pressure from the EU meat mafia to keep things ‘as is’, or even worse; we have got nowhere with our demands.

Tonight, 26/5/19; we will see how the EU will change. Those who have always regarded themselves as the ‘gods of Europe’ may well be dethroned this evening. It could be a big positive for animal welfare.

King Junker may start to lose his crown !

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Read all about it !

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/european-elections-results-nationalists-far-right-hungary-germany-italy-spain-centrist-parliament-a8930951.html

 

Korruption

Schweine im Kastenn

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