Day: July 15, 2019

Germany: the land of 8 million tons meat!


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German Development Minister Gerd Müller returns to Germany on Sunday after a week’s state visit to Brazil and complains that the rainforest is being cut down!!

Abholzung in BrasilienpgClearcutting: According to the Brazilian space research institute INPE alone in June 2019, 920 square kilometers of Amazon rainforest were destroyed. This is an increase of 88 percent over June 2018

His mission was to further develop the cooperation projects, in particular for the protection of the rainforest, the indigenous population and the Amazon Fund.
He says in the media: “I expect more engagement in the Amazon (!!!)

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Why does he say it in the media and not his colleague, Minister and lobbyist of Agriculture, Julia Klöckner?

It is well known that Germany not only supplies Brazil with dangerous pesticides, which are banned even in the EU, but is also responsible for cutting down the Amazon in Brazil.

Germany is not only one of the largest milk producers, but also one of the largest meat producers in the world. Subsidized with tax money!

Germany produces 8 million tons of meat every year! In order to be able to produce that amount of meat at all, it needs food for the animals.

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Germany imports most of the soya from Latin America. Incidentally, the most important supplier of beef to the EU is Argentina. To be able to produce this amount of soy, forests are cleared and burned. An extraordinary ecosystem with a high biodiversity disappears.


Few people are aware that an invisible bond of destruction is moving from European mass animal farms to the forests of South America. There huge soy plantations destroy the native fauna and flora. It is an environmental crime that often forests are cut down for cultivation, the soil is leached out and water is polluted.

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In 2016, this was about 2.9 million tonnes of soy and soy products.

This soya is used by food and meat processors and is used for the rearing of chickens, pigs and cattle or for the production of eggs and dairy products, which are sold in many German supermarkets and restaurants.

So if the topic of Amazon, climate change or CO2 is discussed, why is the issue of factory farming not mentioned? Animal products are associated with high greenhouse gas emissions, water consumption and inefficient land use!

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Livestock for meat, eggs and dairy products has high CO2 emissions and produces 15% of the world’s greenhouse gas. That’s more than all the cars, planes and other means of transport in the world.
A person who eats plant-based foods 1 day a week for 1 year can lower their CO2 emissions by 234 kg per year (estimated based on the carbon footprint of various foods).

Please calculate this now, if you consider that Germany produces 8 million tons of meat per year and about 33 million tons of milk!

The agricultural lobby is powerful, that means. And it is subsidized in Germany with tax money, which then for education, care and so on. is not available.
From the EU, the German agricultural lobby receives about 6 billion Euros and these are causing severe damage in other countries. On average, every EU citizen pays 32 cents a day for the EU criminal agricultural policy.


It is estimated that over 30 million tonnes of genetically modified feed are imported into Europe each year to feed pigs, poultry, dairy and beef cattle and farmed fish.
Much of the soybean and corn used for this purpose is grown in South America, including Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay.

Cheap meat, milk and eggs can only be produced with cheap soybeans, which, however, cost the countries of origin expensive: Deforested rainforests, destroyed environment, poisoning of humans and animals are the result.


This is not agriculture. This is a murder factory in the field.

This documentary explores the effects of soybean cultivation in South America and shows people in South America and Europe alternatives to the devastating vicious circle. The Video is in English and Spanish with German subtitles.


My comment: The solution would be a Germanexit.

Only incompetent and irresponsible politicians have Germany.

We are dealing with a ruling clique, with corrupt oligarchs who are at least interested in the rights of animals and the rescue of the climate.
Everywhere scandals and manure stands in slaughterhouses we read lately.
And instead of finally abolishing factory farming or at least punishing criminal slaughterhouse operators, the slaughterhouse’s girlfriend, Agriculture Minister Klöckner, wants stricter penalties for activists exposing these crimes.

No more subsidies for the meat.
Meat consumption must be private, as well as smoking.
This state-subsidized factory farming must cost as much as the damage it does.
I consider it a political prostitution to subsidize meat.

My best regards to all, Venus


Romania: Is Exporting 70,000 Live Sheep to the Gulf. They are Still In Port in Midia (Romania) – More News to Come.


Final Update 15/7 – 22-15hrs GMT.


We can confirm that the 70,000 Romanian sheep ARE now en route to Kuwait for slaughter.

Below our comments is the confirmation from EU sources

This is typical of the farce that is the EU, and which shows that Commissioner Andriukaitis is simply being ignored by member states who only do what they want to do. His pleas with them to stop the exports mean nothing – he is a man regarded as a joke.

Oh, now he is talking about ‘infringement proceedings’ against Romania because they have disobeyed him !

There is one way to stop all of this and that is to impose a maximum 8 hour journey time for all animals in transport. Commissioner Andriukaitis will not do this because he does not have the guts; and the meat mafia lobby will grind him down to crawl round every obstacle to meet their demands as they always do. In the meantime; our elected so called ‘politicians’ in the EU parliament just sit there and let it all go on – so what, another 70,000 animals which would have been slaughtered anyway.

Any wonder that EU citizens have no faith in the ‘masters’ that sit in the ivory tower called ‘the Parliament’. MEPs and Commissioners are paid to take action – this is yet another example of how they are simply ignored by some member states who do not give a toss about animal welfare (Romania) – and only think about lining their pockets as a result.

We will watch to see what strict actions Commissioner Andriukaitis will take against Romania about all of this. Expect nothing as usual – he and the rest are all talk and no action.


EU Confirmation:

Today’s Agri-Fish Council meeting saw a debate on live animal transport by the ministers in attendance, with the majority supporting Commissioner Andriukaitis’ call for the suspension of journeys during summer.

In his opening speech on the topic, the Commissioner stated that Australia has banned live export during the summer season, stating that “the EU cannot lag behind.” He welcomed initiatives from certain Member States that have suspended temporarily long-distance live transport in line with last year’s request by the EU Commission.

On the subject of this weekend’s decision by Romania to go ahead with the transport of 70,000 sheep from Romania to the Persian Gulf, Commissioner Andriukaitis said that the Commission is investigating the issue and that “infringement proceedings against Romania cannot be excluded at this time”.



Old Info:

Please stick with us – we are finding out this info as we do searches.

Latest is below:


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The Al Shuwaikh livestock carrier is:

AL SHUWAIKH current position is 40.92476 N / 28.87827 E on Jul 15, 2019 19:45 UTC. Vessel AL SHUWAIKH (IMO: 8506361, MMSI: 447070000) is a Livestock Carrier built in 1986 and currently sailing under the flag of Kuwait.

Current destination of AL SHUWAIKH is KUWAIT and the estimated time of arrival (ETA) is Jul 20, 06:00.



More news – 2019hrs 15/7/19


10/7/19 – Commissioner Andriukaitis asks the Romanian Minister to stop the shipment of 70.000 sheep


Commissioner Andriukaitis has called on Petre Daea, the Romanian Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, to stop the cruel shipment of 70,000 sheep from Romania to the Persian Gulf. This is welcomed by Eurogroup for Animals and its member organisation Animals Australia, which carried out investigations of this terrible practice in previous summers and has been campaigning against it ever since.

The EU Commissioner for Health & Food Safety’s request follows outcry from civil society and is based on the impossibility of guaranteeing the welfare of the animals transported under extreme temperatures.

70,000 sheep are expected to be loaded into the vessel Al Shuwaikh, owned by the Kuwaiti company Livestock Transport & Trading (KLTT), also known as Al Mawashi, and sent to Kuwait, Qatar and the UAE for the “Festival of Sacrifice” which takes place in August.

KLTT, a major exporter of Australian sheep, was the subject of a major scandal brought to the attention of the media by Animals Australia last year. This company has a long record of violations and is responsible for the onboard deaths of more than a million sheep in the past decades. In 2018 animals on KLTT vessels were found baking in their own skins, gasping for air, smothered in faeces  and unable to lie down to rest or even reach food or water. During such voyages, heat and humidity combinations reached levels that caused heat stroke, resulting in sheep literally cooking alive in the holds of vessels. 

Such visions of Australian sheep suffering and dying of heat stress created outrage across the country last year and led to major regulatory reforms – including the banning of the trade of live sheep from Australia during the Middle East’s summer months.

Taking into account the weather forecast in the Persian Gulf area during July” – said the Commissioner in his letter to Minister Daea – “I urge you as a gesture of responsibility to stop the imminent export of sheep to the Persian Gulf”. He stressed the impossibility of complying with EU animal welfare legal provisions under extreme temperatures.

“We are pleased with the intervention of Commissioner Andriukaitis, and we urge the Romanian Ministry to respond positively to his call. Indeed, this shipment is likely to breach Art 3 of the EU Regulation (EC) 1/2005 stating that animals shall not be transported in a way likely to cause injury or undue suffering,” says Reineke Hameleers, Director of Eurogroup for Animals. “At their destination, these animals will be slaughtered without stunning. To go through this after enduring terrible conditions throughout the voyage – if they survive at all – is barbaric. We cannot let this happen yet again.”

Sign the petition and ask Romania’s PM to stop this



WAV Comment:

We have the ability nowdays to know exactly where the ship is at all times – where it is going to and its current position.

We do not have any proof, but strongly suspect (as we have done live export for about 30 years) that this consignment is going for the Eid al-Adha 2019 – the ‘festival of sacrifice’ – and will begin in the evening of 11 August and end in the evening of 15 August.  

We are expecting the Dutch (livestock exporters) to start exporting British sheep from the UK to mainland Europe for the same reason in the next few weeks.  We may give reports about this also in the near future.  One thing is for sure, the crap that is the EU don’t give a damn about enforcement of regulations when it comes to live animal transportation; and the Romanians (an EU member state) will not give a damn either – making money at whatever cost is all they are interested in.


Update:  70.000 sheep cruel export from Romania to the Gulf: despite the urgent call from


yesterday, we hear from reliable sources the KLTT ship is still waiting to dock in the Port of Midia, (Midia is a small Romanian port)  please help the sheep & call on


to stop the shipment


USA: Trump Administration Proposal to Remove Federal Protection for Gray Wolves Is Scientifically and Legally Flawed. Last Day for ACTION.





Trump Administration Proposal to Remove Federal Protection for Gray Wolves Is Scientifically and Legally Flawed


Washington, D.C. Today is the final day to submit comments on the Trump Administration’s proposal to strip Endangered Species Act (ESA) protection for all gray wolves living in the lower 48 United States, except for the separately listed Mexican gray wolf.

Comments submitted by conservation groups The Rewilding Institute, Project Coyote and Wildlands Network point to substantial flaws and omissions in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) analysis of the relevant science and their interpretation of various ESA mandates.  The ESA requires that decisions to remove endangered species from federal protection under the ESA must be based on “the best scientific and commercial data” available at the time of the decision.  It also requires a determination that the species is no longer in danger of extinction “throughout all or a significant portion of its range.”

Wolves are as essential to the health of their ecosystems as they are reliant upon healthy ecosystems for their survival.  When allowed to exist at ecologically effective population densities and distributions, vital functions of wolves include keeping large herbivores from overgrazing their habitat and limiting populations of mid-sized predators.  Removal of wolves or other top carnivores from an ecosystem can unleash a cascade of responses that diminishes biodiversity and overall ecosystem health.  By disproportionate predation on the sick and weak, coursing predators such as wolves generate evolutionary selection for healthier, faster prey.  With Chronic Wasting Disease rapidly infecting big game herds across the country, scientific studies indicate that restoring wolves to vast areas of their former range could be an effective strategy for reducing the prevalence and checking the spread of this devastating disease and other wildlife diseases.

“The USFWS proposal erroneously claims that restoring gray wolves to the three Great Lakes states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan plus the three Northern Rocky Mountain states of Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming at a minimum population of about 2,000 wolves will assure their long-term survival in the lower 48 United States throughout all or a significant portion of their range,” said David Parsons, a wildlife biologist who formerly led the USFWS’s Mexican Wolf Recovery Program and who is now the Carnivore Conservation Biologist for The Rewilding Institute and a science advisor to Project Coyote.  “It is hard not to conclude that the proposal to delist gray wolves represents a political decision in search of a science-based justification, rather than a well-reasoned decision that flows from a critical application of the best available science, as is required by the ESA.”

Gray wolves formerly ranged throughout all or parts of 42 states and historically numbered at least in the hundreds of thousands.  The USFWS has determined that the restoration of gray wolves to about 10 percent of their historic range and only a fraction of 1 percent of their historical abundance is sufficient to deem them recovered and no longer in danger of extinction.

“No credible conservation geneticist would consider the USFWS’s gray wolf recovery goals to be anywhere near adequate to ensure the long-term viability, ecological function, and evolutionary potential of gray wolves in the lower 48 states,” said Dr. Michael Soule, a Project Coyote science advisory board member and a founder of the discipline of conservation biology.

“The proposed rule ignores vast swaths of existing, highly suitable habitat, which will remain indefinitely impoverished by reduced biological diversity and impaired ecosystem health,” said Kim Crumbo, Senior Carnivore Expert for Wildlands Network. “Today, wolves inhabit only a small fraction of their historic range within the lower 48 states. But wolves have yet to recover in additional parts of the country—including the Pacific Northwest, northern California, the southern Rocky Mountains, the Grand Canyon ecoregion and the Northeast—where prime wolf habitat still exists.”

A peer review by independent scientists, commissioned by the USFWS, found demonstrable errors of scientific fact, interpretation and logic throughout the proposed gray wolf delisting rule and the accompanying biological report.  Substantive reviews by other conservation organizations and independent scientists corroborate and add to the findings of the commissioned peer reviewers.  For example, on May 7, more than 100 scientists and scholars sent a letter to Interior Secretary David Bernhardt stating that the proposal to remove Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves across nearly all of the lower 48 states “does not represent the best-available science pertaining to wolf conservation.”

The peer reviewers’ recommendations leave the USFWS with two options:  1) produce a proposal that is consistent with the best available science as informed by the independent peer reviewers and others, or 2) retract the proposal altogether.  Ignoring the peer and public review findings and recommendations in part or in whole will be met with public outcry and most likely litigation.

Americans remain supportive of wolf conservation and of the ESA.  Recent research indicates three in five hold a positive attitude towards wolves.  Even those living in wolf range have a largely positive attitude toward these magnificent animals. In 2013, the last time the USFWS proposed a national delisting of wolves, approximately one million Americans stated their opposition to stripping endangered species protection from gray wolves, and it appears there will be substantially more public opposition this time.


Comments on the gray wolf delisting proposal are being accepted until midnight July 15.  Click here to submit comments. 





See Project Coyote’s and The Rewilding Institute’s comments on the proposed rule here.

See Wildlands Network’s comments here.


Learn more about gray wolves here.




Project Coyote, a national nonprofit organization headquartered in Northern California, is a North American coalition of wildlife educators, scientists, ranchers, and community leaders promoting coexistence between people and wildlife, and compassionate conservation through education, science, and advocacy. For more information, visit

The Rewilding Institute’s mission is to develop and promote ideas and strategies to advance continental-scale conservation in North America, particularly the need for widely distributed and ecologically effective populations of large carnivores and effective landscape corridors for their movement.  TRI offers a bold, scientifically credible, practically achievable, and hopeful vision for the future of wild Nature and human civilization in North America. Visit to learn more.

Wildlands Network is a western-based, national organization whose mission is to reconnect, restore and rewild North America so that the diversity of life can thrive. We envision a world where nature is unbroken, and where humans co-exist in harmony with the land and its wild inhabitants. Visit to learn more.