Month: July 2019

Romanian Sheep Transporter Ship – Update 31/7/19.

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Romanian Sheep Transporter Ship

 

Update 31/7/19 1600hrs GMT.

The vessel is currently under its own power movement in the Persian Gul; West of Kaki / Khormoj (Iran).
It is doing around 14.5 knots; and we do not expect any more stops before the vessel arrives in Kuwait, which is scheduled for 3/8.

Temperature currently 37 degrees, which is substantially higher than the maximum EU Regulations defined in 1/2005 for transporting animals; which EU member states should comply with when transporting animals. Romania IS a member state of the EU. As we have said for a very long time, EU rules in animal welfare mean absolutely nothing – they are worth less than the paper they are written on.

 

We would like to thank everyone who has expressed concerns (via our site) about this shipment, which we are pleased to be able to give you regular daily updates on.  Once the vessel has completed its arrival in Kuwait and we have the data recorded, then we can move on with our actions.  We need to get data on the completion of the shipment; as this then means we have data for the entire transport from Romania; which we consider is a good source of reference.

At the moment, we (WAV) are discussing the best ways to move forward in order that we bring this shipment to the attention of relevant people that matter.

The EU has basically closed down now for Summer holidays – lets hope MEP’s are not going to the Middle East by ship, as we would not want to see them standing in their own faeces and urine for long periods of time in such high temperatures – or would we ? – if this were the case, maybe they would actually do something about it.

Contacting Romanian government departments is currently being considered as another option.  More info to come about all this once we have fully tracked the entire shipment of this vessel back to Kuwait and thus have a full recored of the journey.

Regards Mark (WAV)

AL_SHUWAIKH another 2

AL_SHUWAIKH another 3

Beyond Meat Burger: meatless happy!

 

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At the Beyond Meat Burger nothing is ever part of a cow. It looks like meat, tastes (more or less) like meat, but is not made of meat. But from pea proteins, potato starch, coconut oil and other ingredients, all have one thing in common: they are not of animal origin. The bloody look is helped by beetroot.

Ironically, in America, the stronghold of the barbecue culture, the meat substitute Burger has begun a triumphal procession.

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It is served not only in the 400 branches of TGI Fridays between Alabama and Wisconsin. For a few days now, the Dunkin ‘breakfast chain, which has now removed the donuts from its name, sells Manhattan sausage sandwiches without meat. And in the refrigerated shelves of the Whole Foods eco-chain, there is also minced meat that was not produced in the slaughterhouse.

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The Californian-based company that gave its name to the meatless burger – Beyond Meat – went public at $ 25 per share in the May start-up. The paper closed at three times the price on the first day of trading.
Since then, it has continued to climb sharply, up to $ 235 in the lead – up more than 800 percent. The previously unknown company became one of the most successful new missions of the year.

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The company seems unstoppable, according to the Beyond Meat founder and CEO Ethan Brown, everything is going great: Again, the company had to correct its sales expectations for 2019 upwards. Compared to the previous year, revenues are now expected to increase by 170 percent to $ 240 million.
Just since the IPO, the global number of outlets has increased by over 20,000, Brown reported. The concern voiced by analysts that Beyond Meat may not be able to keep up with production sounds like a luxury issue.

Beyond Meat is not aimed at the relatively small segment of vegetarians, but at eaters who like the taste of animals but for their own health or the environment accept the plant alternative.

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“Fake Meat Will Save Us,” a New York Times commentator shouted to his readers: “Industrial agriculture is the coal industry of food production” – that is, a dying industry.
Not only does the production of a single beef burger devour two and a half thousand liters of water. Unhealthy food is more lethal “than unprotected sex, alcohol, drugs and nicotine consumption together”.

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According to many analysts, cattle breeders will continue to lose ground in the $ 1.4 trillion global meat market in the coming years.
Investment bank UBS estimates that the segment of plant-based meat alternatives is expected to grow from $ 4.5 billion in 2018 to $ 85 billion in 2030.

Many farmers in the US do not like it. They urge the legislator to prohibit the new competition from using the word meat for their goods. So far without success!

And the competition is gaining momentum. The fast food chain Burger King has teamed up with Beyond’s competitor Impossible Foods. And McDonald’s has included the “Big Vegan TS”, whose patty is based on soy and wheat and also contains beetroot.

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The battle gets really hot with the arrival of the giants of the food industry, such as Nestlé and Tyson Foods. For example, US company Tyson, which processed nearly two billion chickens last year, plans to launch nuggets of peas, linseed and other plant-based products this summer.

Stocks shares in Beyond Meat, Tyson has rejected – one is now able to develop their own meat imitations, it was said to justify!!

Nestlé has its own subsidiary, Garden Gourmet, dedicated to meat imitation. So far the best-known product: the Incredible Burger, which also McDonald’s as “Big Vegan” leads.

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How many of the 50 billion citizens Americans eat each year will be meatless in the future will become apparent. At any rate, the TGI Fridays customer in Maryland really likes the replacement product.

https://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/beyond-meat-vormarsch-des-fake-fleischs-a-1279607.html

My comment:In the past, vegetarian diet was more of an intellectual edge. Soon meat eating is only for the decadent elite as slavery used to be.
A hopeful product that seriously alleviates the suffering of animals and effectively helps to save the environment.

The Beyond Meat Company understands marketing, we have to recognize it.
A brilliant idea in skillful hands just so it can work.
And it works.

Best regards to all, Venus

 

Italy: Latest News From OPIA. Links to Actions and Website.

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AZERBAIJAN: STOP MASS KILLING OF STRAY DOGS! SIGN THE PETITION!

Stray dogs in Azerbaijan are constantly threatened to death by the Executive Authority and the Toplan’s personnel. The money allocated from budget to solve the problem does not go to the destination; it is not used for its intended purpose. Moreover, the executive power department hires people for extra charge for mass shot in the night. And the crazy thing is, the government does not want to accept assistance from local animal rights defenders. In her role of representative of OIPA Azerbaijan, Ilhama Nasirova came up with a list of ten requests to the Azerbaijani public authorities, please sign this petition! Let our voices unite! They must listen to us!

Sign the petition:

https://www.oipa.org/international/azerbaijan-institutions-dog-killing/

 

CHILE: A GOOD FIRST STEP TOWARDS THE ABOLITION OF GREYHOUND RACING

July 3, 2019 was a historic day in Chile. The Chamber of Deputies’ Committee on the Environment and Natural Resources approved a draft law on the abolition of greyhound racing. The bill in question is intended to amend the law N°20.380 on animal protection, with the specific aim of prohibiting and punishing the organization of greyhound racing. The Commission accepted the request of those who speak out for the weak. We all keep our fingers crossed that the draft law will definitely become law soon! Meanwhile, please sign this petition to the Chilean Parliament to ask to abolish ASAP dog racing!

Read more at: https://www.oipa.org/international/chile-greyhound-racing-prohibition/

 

CRUEL DOG POPULATION MANAGEMENT METHODS IN EGYPT

In Egypt, animal control is under the jurisdiction of the ministry of Agriculture. Egyptian institutions’ way to tackle the stray dogs issue is very simple: to kill ALL free roaming dogs. The problem is that the country has not yet adopted an Animal Protection Act. In the last 60 years, the Egyptian population has been brainwashed into believing that dogs mean rabies and impure animals and that they are dangerous for human life. This indoctrination led many people to take their own action against free roaming dogs, poisoning and shooting at them. Animal rights activists are at the end of their rope. They tried to make the institutions understand the futility of killing dogs in order to reduce stray dog population. After decades of killing of animals what are the results? Dogs have not disappeared; actually, their number is constantly increasing.

Read more at: https://www.oipa.org/international/dogs-killed-egypt-government/

 

LET’S FREE THE MACAQUES!

On July 6th, over a thousand people, including citizens, associations and animal rights activists, gathered and marched peacefully on the streets of Parma. All united on one single goal: the liberation of six macaques that will be subjected to an awful experiment that will make them blind, conducted in the Universities of Turin and Parma.The target of the protest was the research project called ‘LIGHTUP – Turning the cortically blind brain to see’, that is to say, vivisection procedures on macaques. On July 11th, OIPA held a public debate on the outright brutality of animal testing, organised together with other associations. Several scientists took part in the debate. They showed that animal testing is totally anachronistic and ineffective and cannot be justified on scientific grounds

Read more at: https://www.oipa.org/international/free-macaques-testing-parma-blind/

 

PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE DOG OWNERSHIP IN THE WESTERN BALKANS: THE CASE OF ALBANIA AND KOSOVO

The Western Balkans are not yet a safe place for stray dogs. Their number is high and they are unwanted by large portions of the local population. However, at the same time there are several NGOs working to improve animal welfare in the region. Thanks to their hard work and commitment, national and local institutions are beginning to understand the importance of CNVR programs and some collaborations have been established in the last few years between NGOs and the institutions. What we are trying to do in the Western Balkan region is not just only a rescue program for single animals. In our view, it is far more important to change the mentality of citizens and the legislation on small animals and stray dogs’ management.

 

Read more at: https://www.oipa.org/international/responsible-dog-ownership-western-balkans/

 

From OIPA

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OIPA

International Organization for Animal Protection
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Sheep Ship Latest – Has Now Departed Jebel Ali and Is At Sea Under Own Power.

 

AL_SHUWAIKH another 3

 

Update – 30/7/19 1630hrs GMT.

 

The Al Shuwaikh which is destined for Kuwait on 3/8 has now departed Jebel Ali which is near to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

 

As it is currently underway using its own power and is travelling at 12.7 knots.

It arrived at the port at16-35 local time on 29/7.

 

We will track as always to see if she makes for Qatar or Bahrain before getting to Kuait.

 

 

 

Palm Oil To Be Produced in the Lab? – Biosciences Company Efforts to Save the Planet.

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WAV Comment: What an amazing product this could be if adopted by many producers. Just imagine what it could result in – less environmental destruction, and trees being left for the Orangutans to live in !

This could be the start of a massive change for the positive; we hope so and wish C16 Biosciences all the best in their work to develop a lab grown alternative to palm oil. This really could be a world changer !

 

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Palm Oil produced in the lab?

 

Green startup C16 Biosciences has developed a lab-grown alternative to palm oil. Palm oil—an industry that is estimated to be worth $88 billion—is used in a number of everyday products such as food, clothes, shampoo, cosmetics, and fuel and is associated with deforestation of rainforests in Costa Rica and Indonesia to make way for palm tree plantations, releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and destroying habitats for people and endangered wild animals along the way.

Using synthetic biology, C16 was able to create a sustainable, environmentally-friendly alternative to palm oil using yeast, that grows in tap water, and feeding it a feedstock or carbon source to multiply.

Given the wide use of palm oil in products, the company is concentrating its efforts to replace the use of palm oil in a portion of the market, starting with the skincare and cosmetics industries. “Fermentation is a well-proven commercial process that has been used for centuries to convert raw materials into consumable commercial products consumed by billions of people every day,”

C16’s website says. “We believe that brewing palm oil like beer is the best and most likely path to developing a truly sustainable palm oil alternative.”

 

Source:

https://vegnews.com/2019/7/technology-startup-creates-lab-grown-palm-oil

 

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C16 Web Link:

https://www.c16bio.com/

 

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The Palm Oil Problem

Palm oil is everywhere: it’s in our food, clothes, shampoo, and even the fuel that powers our cars. But this $61 billion industry has drastic environmental and societal costs: rainforests from Costa Rica to Indonesia are destroyed to make way for oil palm tree plantations, releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and destroying habitats for people and endangered wildlife along the way.

But palm oil doesn’t have to be a problem. There remains an urgent need for consumers and companies alike to switch to environmentally conscious, sustainable palm oil products.

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Mission

C16 was founded with the objective of creating a sustainable, environmentally friendly alternative to conflict palm oil. By offering producers, refiners, traders and consumers of palm oil an opportunity to invest part of their production into bio-based oils and sustainability efforts, our aim is to reduce the environmental footprint of palm oil production and protect precious natural land, wildlife and resources in the process.

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Our Technology

We’ve developed technology to brew a sustainable alternative to palm oil from microbes.

Fermentation is a well-proven commercial process that has been used for centuries to convert raw materials into consumable commercial products consumed by billions of people every day. We believe that brewing palm oil like beer is the best and most likely path to developing a truly sustainable palm oil alternative.

Our palm oil is sustainable — it doesn’t involve deforestation, endangering precious animal species, or forcing inhumane labour practices. The result is a world where consumers can enjoy the products they love without worrying about the dangerous practices involved in making them.

 

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Canada’s activists: “we are here to show the truth”!

 

 

On July 19, 2019, thirty Toronto Pig Save activists rushed into Fearmans slaughterhouse in the midst of a massive heatwave in Southern Ontario, Canada.

 

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Upon arrival, the activists found dehydrated and exhausted pigs inside idling transport trucks and were there to bear witness to their suffering and offer water to the desperate pigs.

They also found a child being ordered to electrocute pigs off of the truck and into the slaughterhouse.

If these were dogs in the trucks, what would you do? It is true that these activists trespassed onto the grounds of the slaughterhouse and it is true pigs are seen as property by animal agriculture, but laws that protect unjust industries and exploit and cause unspeakable suffering to innocent animals deserve to be broken.

We are here to show the truth and to help end this injustice.

Farmed animals are one of the first victims of global warming. They suffer in the extreme heat in transport and the exhausted pigs are then killed. This is why we need to go beyond meat. Today’s heat was brought to you by meat!

The only way for this animal torture to stop is when we stop paying for it!!!

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From my experience in participating by “Save the Movement” in my city:

Most truck drivers with the loaded pigs gas when they see the activists. The police, who only comply with their duty to attend, does not attack. From the slaughterhouse operator to the truck driver, the anger is great: “We have to work and you disturb the work process”!
Who drives pigs with electric shock in the truck and out of the truck, of course, has no inhibitions to run over people!

One thing is extremely embarrassing in this video: the loyalty testimony of the black employee in the slaughterhouse.
200 years ago, his ancestors lived as property slaves in a colonized African country.
They were dehumanized and treated as hand goods.

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Today, he serves a slaughterhouse operation for 10 euros an hour and believes he belongs to the ruling class, and therefore violently treats activists.
Other rights in this slaughterhouse does not know this black man.
Except to beat animal rights activists fighting for the liberation of animal slaves.

What other activists did 150 years ago for the liberation of human slaves.

My best regards, Venus