Day: September 24, 2019

Lets finish today with a really great story.

 

 

Lets finish today with a really great story;

An elephant’s memory really is a powerful thing. We know that they can remember faces and smells, and recall paths to water and food sources, even decades later. Loijuk, an orphaned elephant who was rescued, rehabilitated and released back into the wild, also will never forget the caretakers that saved her life.

Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (SWT) rescued her at five months of age, nurtured her, and returned her to the wild, where she has lived for several years. Still, she often returns to visit the people who gave her a second chance at life.

Recently, Loijuk had something special to show her caretakers.

Her own baby, now named Lili, was just a few hours old when the mother-daughter pair visited the sanctuary most recently.

In an incredible moment of human-animal encounter, Loijuk allowed her wobbly newborn to meet the sanctuary’s head keeper, Benjamin Kyalo. After petting her smooth skin, he breathed into Lili’s trunk so that she learns his scent for reunions later on.

Thanks to these visits, SWT staff can monitor the elephants and ensure that Lili is healthy and growing. Lili is the 31st calf born to orphaned elephants raised by the sanctuary and returned to the wild.

Loijuk’s story is a testament to the power of saving even one elephant. Because of her, a new elephant family has begun.

 

Austria : Give your vote for Martin Balluch – for the animals!

 

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This short article actually only concerns readers who live in Austria and will take part in the federal elections next Sunday, 29th September.

In the party JETZT (NOW) arises as independent candidate the animal rights activist Dr.Dr. Martin Balluch.

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Martin Balluch is an Austrian physicist, philosopher, and prominently animal rights activist. He has been ONE of Europe’s animal rights activists for decades and works with all his might for animal welfare.

He was able to contribute to some successes, in particular to the prohibition of fur farms and wildlife circuses, the prohibition of laying batteries, animal experiments on apes and the caging of meat rabbits, to the establishment of animal protection as a state goal in the Federal Constitution and the ban on poultry boxes for mother pigs.

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The philosopher Peter Singer has called Balluch “one of the foremost spokesmen in the worldwide animal rights movement for pursuing the nonviolent, democratic road to reform. ” He was invited to run as a Green Party candidate in September 2008.

As the main defendant, Balluch and other thirteen animal rights activists stood trial in the scandalous “animal rights activists process” on March 2, 2010. With the unfounded charge that he and the other animal rights activists of the “Association Against Animal Factories (VgT Austria)” were involved in a criminal organization.
This led to international proceedings and on May 2, 2011, all 13 defendants were acquitted of all charges after more than thirteen months of pre-trial detention.

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Martin Balluch on his candidacy ” I don`t know exactly what to expect if I am elected to Parliament and I therefore can not promise concrete progress. But I can promise that I want to raise the issue of animal protection, always and everywhere, and constantly criticize the government for its failures in animal welfare and to show them the crimes they are responsible for against the so-called livestock.

Parliament does not have the task of appealing to the people to be kind to animals. Parliament has the task of setting the course so that society changes in such a way that animals are no longer maltreated”.

Austria, September 29, 2019: List JETZT –

Who wants animal welfare, must choose Balluch!

 

My best regards to all, Venus

Tanzania / USA: Under Trump, the U.S. Department of the Interior Reversed a Ban on Elephant-Trophy Imports.

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Hi Mark,

A threatened lion in Tanzania was gunned down for sport — and now the killer will be bringing the body home to hang on his wall.

This is the first trophy-import permit for a Tanzanian lion issued since these majestic cats were protected under the Endangered Species Act. And it could kick the door wide open for elephants, lions and more species to be shot in Tanzania so their bodies can be dragged back to the States.

We must put an end to this kind of behaviour before it spreads. Please give now to support our fight to save lions and other endangered species.

Despite Trump calling trophy hunting a “horror show,” his administration has repeatedly gone out of its way to clear the path for overseas slaughter of threatened species.

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First the U.S. Department of the Interior reversed a ban on elephant-trophy imports from Zimbabwe. Then it created a council riddled with conflicts of interest and packed with Safari Club members and NRA bigwigs to “advise” on trophy-hunting decisions.

And now we’re seeing the results: the first permit for a Tanzanian lion being issued to a Florida-based hunter. It’s no coincidence this lion killer’s legal representative sits on Interior’s sham, pro-trophy-hunting council.

This permit bodes ill for wildlife in Tanzania, home to roughly 40 percent of Africa’s lions and up to half of the elephants in eastern Africa. The administration could greenlight more lion, and maybe even elephant, trophy imports.

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Trophy hunting of the world’s threatened species must be stopped.

We’re in the courts fighting the administration’s pro-trophy agenda. And we’re rallying our members to push Congress to use its legislative powers to abolish the pro-trophy hunting council and force these import decisions into the public eye.

It’s past time to put an end to the fat-cat privilege of gunning down the Earth’s magnificent, rare wildlife for the sake of an ego boost.

Please give now to support our fight to stop trophy-hunt imports.

For the wild,

Kierán Suckling
Executive Director
Center for Biological Diversity

 

 

Egypt: Thousands of Years Ago A Civilised Nation – But No Longer – Help Horses and Camels Who Are Whipped, Beaten, and Abused for Tourist Rides in Egypt.

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watch the video

https://youtu.be/ZGs0-_3KcPc

 

Help Horses and Camels Who Are Whipped, Beaten, and Abused for Tourist Rides in Egypt

PETA Asia’s latest investigation in Egypt has revealed horrific abuse of horses and camels forced to haul visitors on their backs or in carriages at top tourist sites in the blistering heat. The animals are often denied access to food, water, and shade.

Eyewitnesses also observed camels being viciously beaten with sticks by men and children at the Birqash Camel Market before being sold to the tourism industry. Some are even sold for meat.

Take Action Now

If you’re planning to visit Egypt, please do not ride an animal or take a horse-drawn carriage ride. When you book your trip, ask your tour company and hotel whether they promote these rides. If they do, explain why they should stop doing so.

Animals are living, feeling beings who suffer in this industry. They give rides only because they’re compelled to. Please urge Egypt’s Minister of Tourism to end this abuse by banning the use of animals at these sites.

Action Link – https://secure.peta.org.uk/page/37257/action/1