Day: June 3, 2019

England: I like to ‘shoot’ animals – with a camera, not a gun. Fox Fan, and Proud of It !

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I like to shoot animals – with a camera, not a gun.

Just imagine the benefit to all there could be if the shooting was only allowed through the lens of a camera by the governments of many nations where gun (trophy) hunting is currently the norm of the day. Money for governments; money for endangered species conservation; and above all, nations who wish to show that they still have decent people amongst them.

Here are a few shots I have recently taken of ‘my foxes’ who come to the house each day. What a pleasure to see and welcome them. They are safe !

At the last elections in England, ‘Vinny the Fox’ stood for Parliament.  Sadly he was not elected; but we are sure that he would have put animal welfare even higher up the agenda – and in the UK it is pretty good anyway:

 

Regards Mark

 

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Fox Fan – and proud of it !

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I have seen the blood junkies ‘out for fun’ side of it, and it makes me puke, always has.

Below – The result of a fox hunt that I personally took back in Southern England – the early 90’s.

Don’t let anyone tell you Fox Hunting is a ‘quick bite by the hounds at the back of the neck’.

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What do the blood junkies get out of this ????

 

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Zimbabwe: Trophy Hunter Who’s Killed 5000 Elephants Says It Gives Him ‘A Thrill’

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Trophy Hunter Who’s Killed 5000 Elephants Says It Gives Him ‘A Thrill’

By : Charlie Cocksedge On : 09 Apr 2019 12:45

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https://www.unilad.co.uk/animals/trophy-hunter-whos-killed-5000-elephants-says-it-gives-him-a-thrill/

 

A trophy hunter who claims to have killed more than 5,000 elephants and 50 hippos says he has no regrets, and is ‘10,000 times’ unrepentant.

A new report from the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting revealed the man – Ron Thomson – had shot numerous animals, contributing to the rapidly declining population of elephants in the wild.

As well as elephants, the trophy hunter claims to have killed 800 buffalo, 50-60 lions, 30-40 leopards, and ‘about 50 hippos’, and racked up 25,000 hours of hunting.

Thomson, a father of two, insists his hunting is not motivated by bloodlust, but that he does it to help animal populations survive, believing that if some species are not reduced, their growing numbers would destroy their own habitats.

The hunter also accused conservationists of spreading ‘fraudulent lies’ about wildlife in order to extract money from the public, according to the Independent.

 

Thomson said:

I’ve done enough in my lifetime to satisfy any ‘bloodlust’ people may think I have. It wasn’t bloodlust – it was my job.

I didn’t have any sentiment. I’m totally unrepentant, a hundred – ten thousand – times over for any of the hunting I’ve done because that’s not the problem. The problem is we’ve got a bunch of so-called experts from the West telling us what to do. I’m a trained university ecologist – I must surely know something about this.

I wish I could take you by the shoulders and shake you hard and say ‘don’t assume everything you’ve heard is correct’. The African elephant is nowhere near extinct. People who say this are animal-right-ist NGOs who ask for money and tell lies to get it. When you have a healthy population you must ensure they don’t increase beyond the capacity of their habitat.

In an interview with The Guardian last year, Thomson said it was ‘a great thrill’ to him to kill an animal, and that he enjoyed it.

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According to the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting, elephant populations have plummeted since the 1980s, from around 1.3 million to 400,000 today.

Eduardo Gonçalves, founder of the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting, said:

The trophy hunting industry is slaughtering elephants left, right and centre.

Killing elephants for ‘fun’ is unacceptable, even more so because of the serious threat to its survival.

Trophy hunting is a cruel and abhorrent hangover from colonial times. The recent surge in
elephant hunting shows the industry is out of control. It threatens to push endangered
species to the point of no return.

As part of the campaign, Michael Palin has written a letter to UK prime minister Theresa May calling for a ban of trophy hunting, saying: ‘Of all the threats to our wildlife, trophy hunting seems to be the least justifiable and the most despicable’.

 

More Links to this:

https://news.sky.com/story/hunter-ron-thomson-totally-unrepentant-about-killing-5-000-elephants-11688494

 

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8820919/hunter-ron-thomson-killed-5000-elephants-and-60-lions-no-regrets/

 

https://www.thesouthafrican.com/news/trophy-hunter-ron-thomson-5000-elephants/

 

https://www.ronthomsonshuntingbooks.co.za/

 

https://www.news.com.au/technology/science/animals/african-hunter-who-killed-thousands-of-elephants-and-dozens-of-hippos-is-unrepentant/news-story/0fdabfbec900c95d142a3d1169c7d54b

Regards Mark.

Yulin: a city in blood orgies

 

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Yulin: Soon it’s time again!!
Despite criticism, on June 21, 2019, there is a big crowd at the dog meat festival in the southern Chinese city of Yulin, where more than 10,000 dogs are slaughtered live.
The protests of animal rights activists have started in Yulin and a ban is also being demanded in other cities in China. But the sellers invoke a tradition celebrating the summer solstice, and dogs are simply being captured from the streets everywhere, waiting for their painful suffering.

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The Yulin Festival is not a centuries-old tradition: it was only launched in 2010! And many say it serves mainly the meat industry, which wants to boost their sales.

Tens of thousands of dogs, as well as cats, are brutally tortured before they land on their plates. The more pain the dog or cat experiences, the more adrenaline is released in the body. This ensures that the meat becomes tough.

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The customers demand tough meat because they falsely believe that tough meat increases the potency of the man.
Also stolen pets or sick street dogs load in the cooking pots. People from China and around the world are calling for protest.
Not all Chinese eat dog meat and many Chinese are calling for stricter legislation to ban dog meat trafficking.
Since 2008, Beijing has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to get a positive image abroad.
These include the Beijing Summer Olympics, Shanghai Expo 2020 and the 2022 Winter Olympics.
These efforts are enormously expensive.
If the Chinese government closes and bans the dog meat festival in Yulin, it can improve China’s image and it does not cost anything!
But instead of acting, animal rights activists in China are now being locked up.

China has no animal welfare law

According to Chinese media reports, pet thieves operate shamelessly. Sometimes they stun their prey with poisoned arrows. When they have collected dozens of animals, they make a deal with a dog meat trader. The traders then bring the dogs to slaughterhouses. The path for a dog to the slaughterhouse is agonizing.

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The dogs are not checked for diseases and one of the biggest threats is the spread of rabies. According to statistics, thousands of people die of rabies every year. The report of the Chinese Ministry of Health shows that exactly the four provinces of Guizhou, Guangxi, Hunan and Guangdong are affected, where people prefer dog meat. The report also shows that Guangxi has the highest cancer rate in China. Another problem is the poison the dog thieves use. It can also be deadly to humans.

People eat dog meat because they still believe it is good for health. They even take the animal cruelty into account, because a dog should suffer before, so that the meat works. But just the opposite is the case. For chicken, pork or beef there are food safety checks, not for the dog. It is not a clean, safe and healthy food and nobody knows where it comes from.

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The festival should take place in a few weeks and time is pressing. Sign the petition:

https://www.change.org/p/xi-jinping-let-s-put-a-final-stop-to-the-yulin-dog-eating-festival-for-2019

https://netzfrauen.org/2019/06/03/stopyulin-2

 

My comment: Is not it the same thing we do with pigs, sheep and calves?
These animals would also like to become our pets if we had not locked them in mass cages.
In Germany alone, 50,000 piglets a day land in the garbage cans, which are waste and are not needed. Half dead, they die an agonizing, slow death after they were beaten on the ground.

Yes! it’s not just the Chinese who are the criminals.
But that does not mean that a criminal is justified because another similar is practiced.
Torture and sadism of animals everywhere is a criminal, no matter in which nation.

And we will do our best to abolish this festival

Not because we believe that house animals do not belong in our plate and therefore have a special status in our morals.
But because we condemn torture and sadism against ALL animals, we will do our utmost to put an end to this barbarous festival too.

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Best regards Venus