Month: May 2019

“There is no objective reason to believe that human interests are more important than animal ones”

 

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„I was always bothered by the idea of hitting a beautiful, living, innocent animal over the head, cutting him up into pieces, then shoving the pieces into my mouth. I finally made my decision to stop eating animals when I came upon a ritual slaughter scene during a visit to Israel.

My experiences in the during the Nazi Holocaust had a profound impact on my subsequent life choices. I felt some guilt that I lived when so many others didn’t, and a sense of duty to redeem my survival by assuming their share of responsibility for making this planet a better place to live for all its inhabitants”.

 

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“Thursday, April 19th, marks the 75th anniversary of the 1943 uprising of the Warsaw Ghetto, where I spent three of my childhood years. This event is observed throughout the world as Holocaust Day.

The attached 6-minute video tracks my journey from the Holocaust to the struggle for animal rights and against all oppression.

I hope you find time to view it and reflect on its conclusions” (Alex Hershaft).

Everything that the Nazis did to the Jews, we practice today with the animals!

All around us, there is a system of humiliation, cruelty and killing that can compete with anything the Third Reich was capable of. This system regenerates itself every day from the new, and produces life in the stables only with the intention of destroying it through consumption.

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 “ Never again” is not about  what others shouldn’t  do to others. It’s about what we shouldn’t do to others. “Never again” means that we must never again perpetrate mass atrocities against other living beings.

That we must never again raise animals for food or any other form of exploitation“. (Alex Hershaft)”

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The moment we talk about it, there are thousands of trucks around the world carrying a lot of sentient beings who have long since understood that they are being led to death.
Injured, bleeding, half-dead, hungry and thirsty beings are taken to the modern barracks and destroyed there in the same way as the Nazis destroyed the deportees at the time.

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We have to do such comparisons over and over again.
Only in this way can we make an indifferent and carnivorous society think and provoke discussion about animal suffering, because this society walks around and behaves as if it were normal and natural to consume violence and death.

The wall of anthropocentric-egoistic ignorance can not be broken otherwise. The outrage that such comparisons inflict on certain people shows their ethical deficiency regarding our nonhuman fellow creatures.

“When I see cages crammed with chickens from battery farms thrown on trucks like bund les of trash, I see, with the eyes of my soul, the Umschlagplatz (where Jews were forced on to trains leaving for the death camps). When I go to a restaurant and see people devouring meat, I feel sick. I see a holocaust on their plates. ( Georges Metanomski, a Holocaust survivor who fought in the Warsaw ghetto uprising)

Click to access holocaustvergleich_von_holocaustueberlebenden.pdf

 

Don`t  be on the side of the hangman. 

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My best regards to all, Venus

Instructions for Reporting Animal Abusers and Pedophiles to INTERPOL.

This is a very important link for normal, decent people to use.

Thanks to Stacey at Our Compass – we need to share this – Check out full information at:

https://our-compass.org/2013/10/07/instructions-for-reporting-animal-abusers-and-pedophiles-to-interpol/

 

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If you witness cruelty on Facebook, abuse to children or animals in videos or pictures, please do not report to Facebook; if you report to Facebook the evidence may be destroyed.

Please contact local authorities immediately.

 

The following link which we have posted today would be an ideal candidate for this.

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/05/25/who-is-this-asshole/

 

Regards Mark.

USA: Record High Sea Turtle Strandings.

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A deceased Kemp’s ridley sea turtle found stranded on the Texas coast.

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Mark,

A record-breaking number of sea turtles stranded off the Texas coast in April and May during the height of nesting season. Sadly most turtles were found dead.

Turtle Island Restoration Network is concerned the increase in strandings (when sea turtles are found dead, injured, sick, or exhibit abnormal behavior) is caused by illegal fishing in the coastal waters. We need your help right now to save endangered sea turtles and ensure wildlife officers can detect and apprehend illegal vessels in waters off the Texas coast.

Please take a few moments to urge Congress to protect endangered sea turtles and request additional enforcement against illegal fishing in federal waters.

A total of 159 stranded sea turtles were recorded in April – the highest number of strandings since monitoring began in 1980. Strandings continue at a rapid pace, and the latest data shows 186 turtles stranded in Texas through May 21.

Among those found were 75 dead Kemp’s ridley sea turtles: the Texas state sea turtle and the world’s most endangered sea turtle, with a nesting population of only 7,000 – 9,000 female turtles. The death of even one Kemp’s ridley sea turtle is of grave concern.

It is often difficult to determine why a sea turtle strands, but we do know turtles are drowning in illegal longline and gillnet fishing operations along the United States – Mexico border in southern Texas. We need government agencies on both sides of the border to take action now.

Fishing vessels are illegally longlining and gillnetting in both state and federal waters – catching, maiming and drowning sea turtles as well as other marine life in their hooks and nets.

We need stricter federal laws for anyone caught illegally fishing in federal waters since current penalties have not been a deterrence and strandings are at an all-time high in Texas. Please urge Congress to stand up for marine wildlife and request additional enforcement in federal waters to save sea turtles from suffering and death.

Without adequate enforcement, it is difficult for federal and state wildlife officers to detect and apprehend illegal fishing operations – in waters off the Texas coast and throughout the country. Tell Congress you are outraged at the record high numbers of sea turtle strandings, and please ask your representatives to take a stand against destructive and illegal commercial fishing in federal waters.

We must act now. Without swift action, we are headed for another record number of standed turtles for May and beyond.

Thank you,

 

Joanie Steinhaus
Gulf Program Director
Turtle Island Restoration Network

 

https://seaturtles.org/about-us/ 

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More About Fur Free Prada.

THE PRADA GROUP ANNOUNCES FUR-FREE POLICY   AND JOINS THE INTERNATIONAL FUR FREE RETAILER PROGRAM

 

Following on from our recent post about Prada going fur free:

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/05/23/prada-senza-pellicce/

 

.. we can now bring you more from ‘Respect for Animals’ in England.

Here is a link to their post, and below we have reproduced below what is said:

http://www.respectforanimals.org/the-prada-group-announces-fur-free-policy-and-joins-the-international-fur-free-retailer-program/

 

May 22, 2019 – Today, the Prada Group has announced that it will no longer use animal fur in its designs or new products, starting from their 2020 Spring/Summer Women’s collections. In collaboration with the Fur Free Alliance (FFA), a coalition of more than 50 animal protection organizations from over 40 countries, the Prada Group announcement follows positive dialogue between the luxury brand and FFA members, LAV and The Humane Society of the United States.

“The Prada Group is committed to innovation and social responsibility, and our fur-free policy – reached following a positive dialogue with the Fur Free Alliance, in particular with LAV and the Humane Society of the United States – is an extension of that engagement,” said Miuccia Prada. “Focusing on innovative materials will allow the company to explore new boundaries of creative design while meeting the demand for ethical products.”

Mark Glover, Campaigns Director for Respect for Animals which leads the FFA’s Fur Free Retailer programme in the UK said: “This announcement by Prada is great news and testament to the strength of the compelling anti-fur campaign. 100 million animals are killed every year just for their fur – a product nobody needs. The suffering these animals endure is extreme and completely unnecessary. Today’s announcement is another step towards the day when this appalling treatment of the animals we share the planet with is finally brought to an end.”

“The Fur Free Alliance applauds the Prada Group for going fur-free”, said Joh Vinding, Chairman of the Fur Free Alliance. “The Prada Group with its brands now joins a growing list of fur-free brands that are responding to consumers’ changing attitudes towards animals.”

 “The Prada Group’s decision to go fur-free is consistent with the new concept of ethical luxury and meets the expectations of new consumers who are more careful in choosing sustainable products that respect the environment and animals”, said Simone Pavesi, manager of the Animal Free Fashion Area for LAV.

Brigit Oele, program manager for Fur Free Alliance, said: “Prada Group was one of the fastest companies to go fur-free once positive dialogue began a little more than a year ago. The Fur Free Retailer Program includes 1,000 companies, showing that this global movement is gaining momentum fast, and it’s very unlikely that fur will ever return as an acceptable trend.

This is a great day for animals!”

 

Thailand: Disgusting Tourism Elephant Rides; Baby Collapses In The Heat; Another Dies When It Becomes So Skeletal, Its Back Legs Snap. Boycott Thailand.

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WAV Comment – Please don’t even talk to me about shit thick tourists who have to do this; ‘I have to get a selfie’ type thing.  This is what your brain dead heads lead to for animals – suffering and death.  No wonder the world is in crisis when we have to have shit crap business like this – Thailand is a disgrace – boycott it.  Mark.

UPDATE – Please sign to close the zoo.

The Tragic Story of “Dumbo”, the Real-Life Performing Baby Elephant –

Help close Phuket Zoo – PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE

https://www.movinganimals.org/savedumbo

If stupid, ignorant, uncaring idiots would refuse to pay to go to these horrific places, take “selfies” with wild animals,  it would stop because there would be no money to be made from abusing animals.  As we say, in despair (again).

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7062675/Thai-elephant-calf-collapses-exhaustion-chained-mother.html

Elephant calf ‘collapses with exhaustion’ while tied to its mother giving rides to tourists in Thailand

  • Clip shows animal, believed to be age one, attached to mother by a chain 
  • Elephant calf rolled on the ground as temperature approached 40C in Pattaya 
  • Incident was filmed by concerned tourist at Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens

An elephant calf collapsed ‘with exhaustion’ while tied to its mother as she gave rides to tourists in eastern Thailand last week.

The animal, believed to be around a year old, was attached to its mother by the neck with a length of rope in Pattaya.

This elephant calf, believed to be around a year old, was filmed after reportedly collapsing with exhaustion

In the clip, filmed by a concerned tourist, onlookers can be heard saying ‘oh no he’s tired’ as the baby rolls on the ground as temperatures approached 40C.

He then stands up and scampers away to keep up with the adult at the Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens.

 

In the clip, he then stands up and scampers away to keep up with the adult at the Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens, who have denied that the elephant was tired or mistreated

 

Earlier this month a baby elephant nicknamed Dumbo died at a show in Phuket, southern Thailand, became so skeletal its back legs snapped while performing.

His keepers took him to a veterinary clinic on April 17 where a scan showed that he had broken both of his back legs, and he died three days later.

China: China Could Make Donkeys Extinct In 4 Years If Actions Are Not Taken. Watch the Video and Sign Petition.

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WAV Comment – Does this not show that humans are the biggest shits on the planet !

 

Donkeys are being wiped out!

 

Donkeys will be extinct in four years if China is not stopped!

 

If the insatiable demand in China for donkey skins is not banned, donkeys could be extinct in four years.

It’s that simple and that frightening. The Chinese use donkey skins to make a phony medicine called Ejiao and they want TEN MILLION SKINS A YEAR to do so. You do the math: In four years, all the world’s donkeys could be gone. The Political Animal Lobby is trying to stop it and we need your help to do so.

Right now, the trade is centred in Africa. Like vampires, Chinese traders have fallen on unsophisticated rural people – buying and stealing donkeys on an unprecedented scale, often slaughtering donkeys while they are still alive and then shipping their skins to China.

The donkey genocide that is taking place is not only a massive tragedy for animals, it has a devastating effect on children. In Africa, people are poor and public transport is rare, so the people use donkeys to fetch water and wood and to take their children to school. If there are no donkeys, then the children can’t get to school and instead are used as child labour, carrying wood and water to remote villages.

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Yet this tragedy is being virtually ignored by many African governments.

 

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Kenya has even LEGALISED the trade and set up donkey slaughterhouses, where thousands of donkeys die each month. When donkeys are wiped out in one area, the slaughterhouse closes and moves to another. Recently, a smuggling trade has erupted bringing donkeys from Ethiopia to Kenya.
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In South Africa, where lawlessness is common and police are corrupt and inefficient, the donkeys are bought on public auction and led into the bush, where impromptu, illegal slaughterhouses are set up and men, often drunk, hack the donkeys to death, while skinning them in their death agony.

The only way this can be stopped is if enough people publicly condemn the Chinese donkey skin trade and persuade African governments to ban it.  There are two important ways to do this…

Firstly, please if you possibly can, make a donation to the Political Animal Lobby today. We will use your donation to relentlessly pressure governments in every way we can, to ban the trade. We know that if we can bring enough pressure to bear, we will win, but we can’t do it without you.

Secondly, please sign our petition to the South African government today. The trade is particularly vicious there because of the extreme cruelty that is often involved in donkey slaughtering. Because it is so cruel, we will spearhead the African campaign in South Africa.

You can help save the world’s donkeys by both donating today and signing the petition. We will see it gets to the right people.

For the animals,

Andrea Matthee
Lead Campaigner
Political Animal Lobby

 

 

India: Ghandi Said That You Judge A Nation on The Way It Treats Its Animals. So, India Still Has A Lot To Learn !

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WAV Comment – Does this not show that humans are the biggest shits on the planet !

 

SIGN: Justice for Bear Pelted with Stones to Fall to Terrifying Death

 

Petition Link – https://ladyfreethinker.org/sign-justice-for-bear-pelted-with-stones-who-fell-to-its-death/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email

 

SIGN: Justice for Bear Pelted with Stones to Fall to Terrifying Death

PETITION TARGET: Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan.

After a young brown bear wandered into a village in India’s Jammu and Kashmir state, locals terrorized, chased and pelted the animal with stones before the terrified bear fell 50 feet into a river to die, according to reports.

Smartphone footage from earlier in the day shows the panicked bear trying to flee from a mob of locals. The bear becomes painfully tangled in barbed wire, before pulling free and escaping.

Another video shared on Twitter shows the bear desperately clinging to the side of a steep mountain while people throw rocks at the petrified animal. One rock hits the bear on the head, causing them to lose balance and fall, tumbling and crashing down the cliff before disappearing into a river as the crowd cheers.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1126519272644067333

Wildlife conflict is an ongoing problem in India, as human populations grow and destroy precious habitat. This heartbreaking incident highlights the need to increase protections for the critically endangered brown bears in the country, along with other species at risk.

Sign this petition urging India’s Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change to not only find and prosecute all involved, but to increase education for villagers on how to deal with wild animal conflicts, so no more creatures suffer a similar fate to this bear.

 

World Turtle Day

 

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We urgently need to do something to avoid this day becoming a day of remembrance!
Because it is high time:

Sea turtles have been living in the oceans for about 225 million years, now they are under more threat than ever before. All living seven species of sea turtles are at great risk: marine pollution and fishing cost lives to countless animals each year.

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Particularly many sea turtles die in nets, on longlines or by plastic in their stomachs.
We must protect the sea turtles before it is too late for them!

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You know what to do?
Look at what Sea Shepherd is doing to protect sea turtles. With the app “getbaff” you can watch the video in full length
You can take this picture here on our website. In addition, we deposit all videos on our button and sticker “100% waiver = 100% marine protection”. This video will be available until Sunday.
Get the app and follow us! You can get the app “getbaff” for free in the Google Play Store or the Apple Store.

Collect our messages … and getbaff!

https://sea-shepherd.de/2662-ffd-worldturtleday-519

And we mean: even if we can not directly participate in the excellent marine conservation of Shea Shepard, in everyday life  we ALL can do something for the animals.
Give to the slow, small, defenseless more mindfulness. In the garden, road traffic, grass mowing …

As the weather heats up, turtles are on the GO, but man-made obstacles often put them in danger 💔

This World Turtle Day, remember to look out for turtles and always help them cross if you see them in the road.

Protection and love for animals knows no limit, and is given without excuses.

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My best regards to all, Venus