Day: September 15, 2019

Early exercises who wants to become a murderer

 

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A bullfight in August in honor of the women of the city of Esquivias, Spain, resulted in cruel scenes. In a video you can see, among other things, a 15-year-old girl mercilessly stabbing a calf.

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When she succeeds after many cruel attempts to kill the animal, the young calf’s ears are immediately cut off as a trophy.

The young bullfighter girl can be seen shortly after, as she proudly laughs after her bloody fight in the crowd and holds two children by the hands. One of the children presents to the audience the ear previously cut off from the defeated calf.

abgeschnittenes Ohr vom StierpgNot the only ears that were cut off that day. Another will be presented to a woman in the audience. She looks forward to the bloody memory. The frightening video has since been removed by YouTube for its brutal content.

Stolz präsentiert sich eine Stierkämpferin dem Publikum. Ein Junge hält ein abgetrenntes Ohr in der Hand.

Spanish animal and child protectors go to the barricades

Marta Esteban of the “Animal Guardians” and the “Independent Committee for the Protection of Children” lead the way: “Would it be a kind of entertainment for boys and girls to torture dogs and cats or even sheep? Why is it in cattle? It’s obviously not, “said the activist in a report by the Animal Guardians.

Not only was the event an animal cruelty, it was also a crime on the psyche of the children who would attend and watch. “Allowing children to torture and kill animals and cause them so much suffering, especially during a public spectacle, is abnormal from the point of view of their physical and mental integrity, destroying their empathy for the suffering of others and opening the door to further violence “, the activist continues.

Carmen Ibarlucea, President of “La Tortura No Es Cultura” (torture is no culture) also commented on the perfidious bullfight that was held in honor of women.

“Tributes to women, such as bullfighting in this case, are a tradition to end”, and continued: “The exhibition of female minors who use violence against animals is not a means to promote equality, and violates the protection of children.

https://www.tag24.de/nachrichten/grausames-video-15-jaehrige-sticht-beim-stierkampf-auf-kalb-ein-1210784

My comment: If the “butcher girl” would rather have taken careful of a bit more at school and enjoyed a school system that is on a European level, then surely a good person would have become her too.

Unfortunately, Spain is a country that has and spends very little money on education. This is also noticeable at every point and also on bypass with animals.

It is known, that millions are wasted by this “tradition” of the primitives, while the schools in Spain are completely polluted and decayed. Every year, Spain holds its hand and begs like a small child from other European countries for help, so that their “culture”, the mindless, can continue to exist. Education and the future of Spanish children are not worth a penny in and for Spain.

This is also evident from the fact that traditions from the Middle Ages are perceived with enthusiasm, which only scare and disgust every other educated person.

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My best regards to all, Venus

15/9 – WAV Letter to MEPs Re Romanian Sheep and Box Trailers. Nothing From Anyone – So We Write Again !

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We wrote to ‘our’ reps at the EP Parliament recently, asking what the EU is doing about live Romanian sheep being exported to the Middle East in temperatures way exceeding EU Reg 1/2005 on the protection of animals in transport, and also about the use of ‘box’ trailers to carry livestock in the EU.

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Here is the link to that article; which involves a copy of our letter as well as a report associated with the box trailer issue:

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/09/06/england-wav-now-write-to-europe-regarding-romanian-sheep-and-animal-carrying-box-trailers/

At the time of writing this, 15/9; we have not even had any acknowledgement to our issues from ANY of the MEPs who are allegedly representing us. So also today, we have sent yet another e mail to them all asking for a response or acknowledgement in the very least.

Or, does this show the true face of the EU ? – people allegedly representing us in Parliament who do not even bother to contact us on issues ? – for which they are paid:

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/faq/13/salaries-and-pensions

For that money, at least you would expect an acknowledgement of your letter; if nothing else.

In our letter of today we have at least asked for the basics; if these are not even met then we will be doing another post in the near future providing you, our supporters and visitors, with updated information.

Please watch in the near future.

“The abuse of animals won’t stop until we stop eating meat”

 

Here is a nice article by Peter Singer.

Peter Singer,  (born July 6, 1946, Melbourne, Australia), is an ethical and political philosopher best known for his work in bioethics and his role as one of the intellectual founders of the modern animal rights movement.
He is Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University and Laureate Professor at the Center for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne.

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When Animal Liberation was published, I hoped that, 40 years on, there would be no more slaughterhouses – and therefore no more newspaper stories about atrocities like the one at an abattoir in the north of England. The arguments against our oppression of animals seemed to me so clear and irrefutable that surely a powerful movement would arise, consigning these abuses to history, as the anti-slavery movement had put an end to the African slave trade.

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At least, that is what I thought in my more optimistic (or naive) moments. In my more pessimistic (or realistic) moments, I understood the vastness of the task of changing habits as deeply ingrained as eating meat, and transforming philosophical outlooks as fundamental as speciesism. More than 200 years after the abolition of the slave trade, racism is still with us, and even slavery, though everywhere illegal, still exists. How could I expect ending speciesism and animal slavery to be easier or more swift than ending racism and human slavery?

Sklaven sind mehr geworden, sonst hat sich nichts geändert n“slavery in the 3rd millennium: there have been more, otherwise nothing has changed-“

 

Against the background of those more realistic assumptions we can deplore the fact that animals are still being mistreated on a vast scale, but we should not despair. In many parts of the world, including Europe and the US, there has been tremendous progress in changing attitudes to animals. A powerful animal advocacy movement has emerged, and it has made a difference for billions of animals.

In 1971, when a few other students and I set up a display in Oxford to show passers-by how their eggs and veal were produced, people asked if we really imagined that we could win against the political and financial might of the agribusiness industry. But the animal movement has challenged that industry with success, achieving reforms across the entire European Union that require farm animals to have more space and better living conditions, and similar changes have now become law in California as well. Admittedly, these changes are still far from giving factory-farmed animals decent lives, but they are a significant improvement on what was standard practice before the reforms came into effect.

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Perhaps even more satisfying is the number of people who have abandoned eating animals entirely, and the others who have cut down their meat consumption for ethical reasons. In the 1970s, to be a vegetarian was to be a crank – a thought reflected in the self-mocking name of what was then London’s best vegetarian restaurant, Cranks. If you used the term “vegan” you invariably got a blank look and had to explain what it meant.

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Despite all this, it is probably still true that there are more animals suffering at the hands of humans now than ever before. That is because there are more affluent people in the world than ever before, and satisfying their demand for meat has meant a vast expansion of factory farming, especially in China. But to see this as an indication that animal advocates have made no progress would be like saying that because there are more slaves in the world now than there were in 1800, the anti-slavery movement has made no progress. With the world’s population now more than seven times what it was in 1800, numbers do not tell the whole story.

Bilder von Chinas grausamer Pelzindustrie.

Progress is not steady. There will always be periods in which we seem to be treading water, or even going backwards. Periodically articles appear about the resurgence of fur, for example, but I doubt that fur will ever be as uncontroversially accepted as it was 40 years ago. The fact that newspapers give extensive coverage to stories about the abuse of animals being slaughtered for food (not only about abused dogs, cats or horses) is itself a sign of progress.

Meanwhile, there is a simple lesson to draw from the videos released by Animal Aid investigators: if you turn animals into things to use, and give workers complete control over them, it will never be possible to stop the occurrence of the kind of abuse allegedly shown in the videos. Sacking one or two workers merely makes a scapegoat out of them. (Think about what that word tells us about our traditional attitude to animals.)

The problem is not one or two workers, nor the practice of halal slaughter, but the system, and the system will not change until people stop buying meat.

 

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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/feb/11/abuse-animals-meat-eating-industry-liberation-speciesism

 

My best regards to all, Venus