Day: August 5, 2019

England: The Onderwater Facts from Campaigner Jane.



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Comment: I was so disappointed to fined that Onderwater was not charged with actual animal cruelty over the chilled box meats incidents. He should have been as he certainly put the life of those poor sheep at risk. Laura Sandys the local MP at the time and James Paice both thought the same, see below –

All Written Ministerial Statements on 1 Dec 2011 -James Paice

During a debate on 24 October 2011, Hansard, column 146, I made reference to a Mr Onderwater being prosecuted for cruelty following the earlier reference by Laura Sandys to business men who were involved with the operation of a livestock ferry at Ramsgate who had been convicted of animal cruelty. I regret the information I gave was not accurate and I wish to apologise to the House.

Mr Onderwater runs a Dutch registered company called Onderwater Agneaux BV. He pleaded guilty on behalf of his company at Folkestone magistrates’ court on 5 July 2010 to six offences of not displaying any sign on his vehicles indicating the presence of live animals contrary to article 6(c) of the Welfare of Animals (Transport) (England) Order 2006 and article 6(3) of Council Regulation (EC) No. 1/2005 on the protection of animals during transport. The prosecutor was the trading standards department of Kent county council.

Mr Onderwater had also mis-described the cargo of live animals in consignment notes as seafood, frozen meat and boxed meat: the Crown court found this was in order to deceive the ferry companies. Mr Onderwater had been informed on several occasions that he was contravening the legislation by not displaying such signs yet the company continued to commit the same offence in the two months following first detection.

On 1 September 2009, 320 sheep were transported described as meat.

On 30 September 2009, an unspecified number of sheep described as meat for further processing.

On 11 November 2009, 240 sheep described as meat.

On 14 November 2009, 307 sheep described as seafood— Mr Onderwater was driving this lorry.

Also on 14 November 2009, 286 sheep described as boxed meat.

On 19 November 2009, 270 sheep described as frozen meat.

He was fined £1,000 for each offence, with costs of £4,355.

Mr Onderwater represented his company at an appeal against this sentence at Canterbury Crown court on 10 August 2010. On appeal the total fine remained at £6,000 but costs were reduced by £680 to £3,675. His Honour Judge O’Sullivan fined the company £400 for the first offence, £800 for the second offence, £1,000 each for the third, fourth and fifth offences and £1,800 for the sixth offence.

His Honour Judge O’Sullivan said in his sentencing remarks that there was no offence which involved “mistreatment of animals” but that the company’s persistent offending despite being caught made it quite clear that the company had no intention of trying to abide by the regulations. The judge noted that there is a wider use for these signs to indicate the presence of live animals on vehicles and that it is important, for instance, in case of an accident that the cargo can be identified as being livestock so that the necessary measures for safeguarding the welfare of the animals can be put into operation.

Still busy at the demos in Ramsgate but have to say I think we are closer to an end to live exports for slaughter and further fattening than we have ever been. So hope so. Jane x


Thanks for the lowdown on the consignments Jane – and still he is allowed to operate by the Dutch authorities ! – Mark.

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Research on animals for military purposes!


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Earlier and today, living beings, especially pigs, monkeys, goats, rabbits, dogs, mice and rats are used for war research. Pigs were used as living targets, especially in Eastern and Northern Europe, to test the accuracy of newly developed machine guns.

Letzte Reise der Prinz Eugen/Thousands of animals, such as goats, pigs, mice, and rats were housed in the atomic bombs of test ships, while people on other ships waited at greater distances. The effects of radioactivity on the irradiated animals should be investigated. Goats received blood scrub.


Since humans exist, there are also wars. Ever since humans exist, war devices of all kinds have been tested on animals before being used in humans. From the atomic bomb to the rapid-fire rifle, from pests to nerve gas – everything is tested on defenseless animals. The experiments in the field of armaments research are subject to the strictest secrecy, which is why the sparse information that reaches the public is only the tip of the iceberg. Examples from the past:

The US Army abused monkeys by being irradiated with neutrons and subjected to electric shocks. The radioactively contaminated primates had to walk in treadmills until they died of exhaustion (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 20.2.84).


On behalf of the US Department of Defense, monkeys were caged at various distances to detonate a neutron bomb. Monkeys that were 700 yards from the explosion died within 48 hours of a dreadful death struggle. Animals within 900 meters were unable to move for minutes and died within a few days (International Herald Tribune, 7.11.78).

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Norwegian military used pigs as living targets. Soldiers fired rifles and pistols at the hind legs and bellies of the suspended animals (picture on Sunday, March 18, 1984).
In Sweden soldiers shot at anesthetized pigs to test a “human” machine gun and inflicted serious abdominal injuries. After awakening from anesthesia, her suffering and dying were observed (Stern, 35/78).

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The Soviets tested anthrax bombs on monkeys. Depending on the wind that spread the deadly cargo, the animals sometimes died at breakneck speed, but usually torturously slowly. One wanted to determine, how intensively internal organs would be affected by the pathogens, how quickly the animals died (Spiegel 41/00).
In the German Army shot at dogs and in vest vests minced pigs. Many of the animals continued to suffer for days before being wounded or killed.

Also in the german Army, guinea pigs and pigs were exposed to gun thunder. The noise disturbed the eardrum and the tissues of the animals in the lung area (Spiegel 13/84).

In the former German Democratic Republic pigs and rats were exposed to intense radiation of radioactive cobalt 60. The GDR government wanted to find out how fast pigs and cows had to be slaughtered after a nuclear war in order to be able to consume them (daily newspaper, 24.9.91).

In Israel, dogs were strapped explosives, with which they had to run into the enemy country. By remote control, the cargo was exploded if the animals were not previously shot down by the enemy (star 1/90).

In the former Soviet Union, dolphins, seals and beluga whales filled with bombs or bullets were used to kill enemy divers (civilian 3/00).

The German Army Forces carries out so-called “live tissue training” every year – to be sure, these are training sessions on live animals, -in these case – on pigs. In these surgical courses, also called “trauma training”, operations of war wounds are practiced – for example, injuries with severe bleedings! (, May 2019)

“I am Oliver Stone. Every year, the US military shoots and stigmatizes more than ten thousand living animals in cruel “trauma training” exercises in situations that do not resemble real battlefield conditions and do not help soldiers at all to rescue. Undercover shots show these top secret exercises in Virginia Beach.

Live goats were crushed and killed in courses by the US Coast Guard, led by contractor Tear One Contract Group. The instructors used tree-cutting tongs while the animals were still alive. They joked and whistled and a trainer stabbed with a scalpel several times on a goat and escapes her internal organs! Some goats start waking up while being cut in half because they have not been properly anaesthetized.

They moved their legs and bumped. Later in the day, goats were shot in the face with pistols and how they were hacked apart while still alive.

As a veteran, I believe that those who want to fight for our country need the best possible training. An amputated goat with tree-cutting forceps is not a learning tool of the 21st century, and amputating animals is not an effective training path.

There are perfect human imitations today (trauma man) that bleed and are already in use in many military nations! Help us to end the war against the animals”.

My comment: Most of brain research is commissioned by the military. Under the guise of science, sick people can fully live out their sadistic, animal-tormenting fantasies. The whole thing is also often financed with our taxpayers’ money.

There is hardly a country in which not weapons of all kinds are tested until the high-tech rocket on animals. Living targets, exposed to radioactive radiation or the administration of viruse, the misuse of animals for military purposes is the most perfidious, cruel thing imaginable.

The Animal Protection Act prohibits animal testing for the testing of weapons, ammunition and related equipment. But under the guise of alleged protection of soldiers such torturous animal experiments take place and the ban will be avoided.

“The thinking of the future, must make war impossible” (A.Einstein)


My best regards to all, Venus

Spain: Taco Bell Spain Launches Plant-Based Meat In Over 50 Stores.



'We have always been a safe alternative for vegetarians' (Photo: Taco Bell/ Instagram)

Taco Bell Spain Launches Plant-Based Meat In Over 50 Stores

The Mexican-inspired food chain has welcomed a meat-free substitute to beef made from pulled oats

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Fast-food giant, Taco Bell, has launched a plant-based alternative to meat in 53 stores across 15 Spanish provinces.

The eatery has welcomed Gold & Green Foods’ meat substitute, which is made from pulled oats, beans, peas, and is certified by the American Vegetarian Association (AVA).

For the first time, the chain will also have a vegetarian menu highlighted in its Spanish restaurants so customers can clearly see its meatless offerings. 

According to Restauracion News, María José Michavila, General Manager of Taco Bell Spain, said: “[At] Taco Bell, we have always been a safe alternative for vegetarians because we can offer all our products in their veggie version, but many people do not know it.

“This new initiative to customize the menu represents Taco Bell’s commitment to our consumers.”

National Vegetarian Week

Earlier this year, Taco Bell launched limited edition vegan-friendly tacos in three of its London stores for National Vegetarian Week.

The Edgy Veggie Tacos also featured Gold & Green Foods’ plant-based meat – and could be veganized by ditching the cheese and sour cream.

“At Taco Bell, we pride ourselves on being a place where every lifestyle can find exactly what they’re craving,” Jorge Torres, General Manager of Taco Bell Europe, said.

“So, whether you’re a vegetarian or a flexitarian, then you’ll love our new flavorsome meat-free offering.” 



England: Dolma Perfumes – Feel and Smell Great Without a Conscience !


WAV Comment – we fully support Dolma products and use them every day ! – Vegan, animal welfare supportive, cruelty free produce; and yet you can still smell wonderful !

We have given the link to the products below – take a trip and support these wonderful products.


Hello Mark

Ever wondered why we are called Dolma? We would
like to share the story…

The Dolma brand founder Jim Payne was a devout buddhist and decided to call his
fragrance after a Goddess called Jetsun Dolma or also known as Tara.

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This Goddess evokes all that Dolma as a brand wants to represent:



Dolma Fragrances

are vegan and cruelty free. Compassion towards animals and nature is our central value and we aim to make all our decisions in mind of all other sentient creatures. We are always reviewing our products and packaging to reflect our commitment to do no harm.

We hope that you have a beautiful week and share the message of compassion.

Lots of love

​The Dolma Team


“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” 

Albert Einstein

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News from Dolma:


Surge Launches Major Animal Rights Poster Campaign In London

The new campaign features a poster with a picture of a pig taken in a standard UK pig farm with the question, ‘can we really call ourselves a nation of animal lovers?’

One of the posters in London (Photo: Surge)

Animal rights collective Surge has launched its second poster campaign of 2019 in London.

The new campaign features a poster with a picture of a pig taken in a standard UK pig farm with the question, “can we really call ourselves a nation of animal lovers?”

The posters, which can be found in some of the busiest underground stations in London, including Oxford Circus, will have been seen by more than three quarters of a million people by the end of the campaign.

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The new campaign follows Surge’s previous work, which has sought to highlight animal exploitation.


Read about all the work at:




England: ‘Trucking Hell’ and All That. CIWF’s Agenda for Farm Animal Welfare to the New British PM.


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Compassion In World Farming (CIWF) is based in London, England. They are a very successful farm animal welfare organization who lead the way to help farm animals across the world. They have an extensive network of organisations affiliated with throughout Europe, as well as having an extensive international network covering the USA and China.

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You can visit the CIWF site at:

Compassion CEO, Phil, a long time campaigner and friend who fought with Mark (WAV) against live exports from Southern England has written an Agenda for the new Prime Minister, Mr Boris Johnson.

You can read Phil’s agenda to the PM here:


Compassion is entirely neutral politically: our agenda is simply to get the very best outcomes for farm animals, regardless of who is in power. But the arrival of a new Prime Minister is an excellent moment to take stock, especially at this time of extraordinary political turbulence. What is our message for Boris Johnson? What can we realistically ask him to do?

This is what we’re writing to him today.


Dear Mr Johnson,

Congratulations on your appointment as Prime Minister. We recognise that you are taking over the leadership at a time of exceptional challenge and difficulty and we hope that the outcome of your efforts leads to better lives for us all – people and animals alike.

We should like to highlight four key points which link with your efforts to bring the Brexit issue to a satisfactory conclusion.

First of all, we welcome your longstanding commitment to ending live exports. As you have recognised, the export of live animals for slaughter and fattening causes immense suffering for little economic benefit, with most of the journey and all of the subsequent handling and slaughter entirely outside the scope of British monitoring and control. Under EU rules, successive governments have
argued that it has not been possible to end the trade. After Brexit, this excuse should no longer apply. Please ensure that whatever agreement is reached with the EU, it does not prevent you from implementing the ban, and introduce it as one of the first benefits of post-Brexit life.

Second, in the subsequent trade negotiations, please stand firm for the best of the British farming industry in opposing an opening of the British market to low-quality, low-welfare imports. These would undercut British farmers and destroy much of the industry, as well as the hard-won reputation of Britain as a market where quality and welfare are valued by consumers. Britain’s farmers cannot win a race to the bottom, but they can win a race to be the best in the world.

Third, please develop the “public money for public goods” agenda introduced by Michael Gove in Defra, and ensure that a significant proportion of the new initiatives funded under this approach benefit British farmers moving up the welfare scale – for example, replacing the archaic systems of hen cages and farrowing crates with modern free-range facilities.

Fourth, please deliver the promised “gold standardlabelling of meat and dairy goods, so that consumers can make informed choices in what they buy and contribute to rewarding high-welfare farmers.

More broadly, please support a fundamental review of Britain’s food and farming system, as recommended by the RSA and EAT-Lancet reports. We have had years of reports urging a more sustainable approach to British agriculture. We hope that your Government will take action to turn the recommendations into Britain’s long-term reality.

We wish you every success in including these objectives as part of your agenda for the challenging days ahead.

Yours sincerely,

Philip Lymbery

China / Australia: Chinese Businessman Invites Tourists To His Lodge – $1,000 A Night To Shoot Australian Wildlife.

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Chinese businessman invites tourists to his ‘wombat hunting lodge’ where people pay $1,000 people pay $1,000 a night to shoot Australian wildlife with shotguns and sniper rifles.

  • Tourists invited to a Victorian luxury hunting lodge to hunt and kill native wildlife
  • It has sparked community outrage amid calls to shut down Murrindindi property
  • The property is owned by wealthy Chinese businessman Tom Zhou
  • A Chinese website for the lodge promises visitors an unforgettable hunt
  • Police and local council are investigating reports of illegal hunting on the site


Read the full article, with photos, at

Photos from the luxury lodge's website invite guests to 'experience a different life in Australia'

The resort website in Chinese states guests use 'all kinds of hunting weapons, including double-barrelled shotguns, small calibre rifles and large calibre sniper rifles'

Tourists have been invited to the Murrindindi property to shoot Australian native wildlife, including wombats (pictured on the resort's website)