Month: October 2019

Halloween…

 

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For you today it’s “Happy Halloween”. For the animals, it’s the same horrific existence they have faced every single day of their lives.

Whenever we watch a horror film, we often see things in it that we wouldn’t want to enact on even our worst enemy. But for chickens, turkeys, sheep, cows, and all the other animals exploited for human greed, the hellish contraptions and devices of torture and misery we see on the TV and cinema screens are just a part of their daily existence.

From tiny cages, to hot irons that sear their flesh, to knives that hack things off their bodies, and to macerator machines that shred them to pieces in a gruesome fate, the things we witness and could never imagine happening to another human being are a LIVING REALITY for the animals humans oppress.

No nightmare you have tonight after watching that scary film can even BEGIN to compare to the waking nightmare animals face across the world every single day.

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Best regards, Venus

New York: says “no” to foie gras!

The city of New York has now banned the sale of foie gras. We are happy, very happy and hope that other states and countries will follow the example of New York!

 

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The City Council of the US metropolis voted on Wednesday to pass a bill banning the sale of foie gras from October 2022 onwards. In case of violations penalties should threaten between 500 and 2000 dollars per offense.
The bill still has to be signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio.

“This is a historic day for the rights of animals in New York City,” said Matthew Dominguez of the animal rights group “Voters for the Rights of Animals”.
On the other hand, foie gras producers announced legal action against the ban.

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“We’ll give them a kick in the butt in court,” said producer Hudson Valley founder Foie Gras Izzy Yanay. “I have 400 people who have been working for me for 30 years, and these people are suffering a tragedy.”(!!!)

It was not until January that the US Supreme Court upheld a ban on foie gras in the state of California following a 15-year lawsuit.

While foie gras is regarded as a delicacy by gourmets, animal rights activists criticize the fact that ducks and geese have to suffer during fattening: Before slaughtering, the animals are forcibly fed on grain for several weeks until their livers are completely fat-choked to multiples.

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In France, the stuffing mast has been protected from prohibitions since 2006: foie gras was then declared a “part of the cultural and gastronomic heritage”. The foie gras is a traditional Christmas meal for many Frenchmen. The production of foie gras is already banned in some countries, including Denmark, the United Kingdom and Australia.

The video shows farms with force feeding in China but mainly in France. And the final station for the animals in Hungary`s slaughterhouses.

https://www.spiegel.de/panorama/delikatessen-new-york-verbannt-foie-gras-a-1294218.html#js-article-comments-box-pager

My comment: Forced feeding is prohibited in Germany. However, the sale and purchase of goose liver pate is allowed. Also works in every delicatessen and even in the best supermarkets.
We import the animal cruelty from next door, from our neighbors French, and criticize them, why they torture geese in that awful way!

I don`t know if every “gourmand” knows about the brutal force-feeding process:
Torture takes three weeks for geese and fifteen days for ducks.
The feeding lasts three seconds and is fed up to 400 animals per hour.
Injuries in the esophagus are very common.
The amount of food increases from time to time, the liver thus reaches ten times the size.
Many animals die violently.

The animals are pumped several times a day with 1.5 – 2.0 kg porridge into the stomach and try desperately and painfully snap to air.
Their eyeballs are swollen because of the physical pressure.
Even for us humans 1.5 to 2 kg of food are too much, most of us would rather surrender than tolerate, let alone a comparatively small animal.

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If the “gourmands” still don`t understand how sadistic and barbaric this feeding is, they can throw their foie gras heritage into their stomach in the same way.

For a highly civilized country like France, it is a shame to declare foie gras as part of its cultural and gastronomic heritage.
Sadistic animal cruelty, that is!
No more and no less!

My best regards to all, Venus

In the name of the animals we say “Thank you, Friedrich Mülln”!

 

We had already reported in October about the laboratory LPT (Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology GmbH & Co. KG) in Hamburg, Germany. (https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/10/18/germany-lpt-labor-concentration-camp-for-animals/)
An activist of the SOKO animal protection association (whose chairman is Friedrich Mülln) was introduced via a job as animal keeper and could report for a long time obscured from the laboratory. He made extensive video footage.

From this undercover action came a very gratifying result, which is reported by the founder and chairman of the association Friedrich Mülln. (translation below). The first demo against the lab was in Hamburg, with over 8,000 people, a new one is planned on November 16 again.

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Never before has so much animal testing been achieved in 18 days as we all have managed!

For the first time in almost 60 years no new animal experiments may be made. This applies to all three LPT locations.
That means no new studies.
No new blood money from the pharmaceutical and chemical industry.
The LPT has lost several important customers and service providers. Every day this shop has less money.
The LPT has not ordered any new animals.
No more gruesome transports around the world.

Police and prosecutors are investigating at full speed.
Politicians and administrators discuss the withdrawal of the operating permit.
Cover up is no more. Any animal movement in or out of the lab and every kill must be reported.

We have been putting together the biggest animal protection demonstration for decades.
We had soli actions in several EU countries.
Every day there are vigils and protests.
Other demos are also going to benefit animal laboratories and have strong inflows.
So far, 833,000 people have signed the petition.
So far we have had dozens of TV and hundreds of newspaper reports. Overall, we had a media reach of nearly 1,000,000,000 people.
Many organizations and groups work hand in hand (not self-evident, unfortunately).

We brought the issue of animal testing back to the media, the parliaments and the public debate.
That’s incredible.
The whole world is astonished and we give strength to animal rights activists worldwide and show that we can win.

So let us win! For the animals!

https://www.facebook.com/Friedrich-M%C3%BClln-870716029607864/

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My comment: There is reliable information that the operating license of the LPT will be revoked.

Best regards to all, Venus

Switzerland: prohibits the shredding of chicks

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Switzerland is serious: From 1 January 2020, the shredding of male day old chicks in the Alpine republic is prohibited.

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It stands to reason that the shredding of a live animal is not in line with Article 1 of the Animal Welfare Act, the Commission notes.
According to the article, the purpose of the law is to protect the dignity and well-being of the animal.
Chicks are shredded with the “wrong” sex. This is – regardless of the shredding – controversial. The commission notes that it is questionable whether it is ethically acceptable to kill a chick for the sole reason that it is a male from a laying hen line.

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The trend to breed breeds only for egg laying or for meat production makes the animal a simple subject of production and leads to absurdities such as the shredding of live male chicks. With this ethical intention, the Kommission received a petition from the Vegan Society Switzerland.
The suffocation caused by carbon dioxide, however, remains allowed. Research is currently in a sex determination already in the breed egg.

https://www.dnn.de/Nachrichten/Panorama/Ab-kommendem-Jahr-Schweiz-verbietet-Schreddern-von-Kueken

My comment: Every little step that enhances the chicken’s KZ`s is welcome.
In Germany, the maltreatment of the day chicks is allowed.
Minister of Agriculture Julia Klöckner, the girlfriend and lobbyist of slaughterhouses, sees no use for the chickens children and currently no alternative to shredding at the moment, as well as to the piglet castration without anesthesia wich she has prolonged for another two years, ie until 2020.

Fortunately, we have here in Germany a humorous so-called “Animal Protection Law” and it says:
“Nobody is allowed to cause pain, suffering or harm to an animal for no good reason . “
Ethically and morally, we are well ahead in the paper.

My best regards to all, Venus

Climate rescue: don`t chatter, do!!

 

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In Alaska, there has been widespread mass extinction of seabirds and other marine animals for five years.

 

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This year, the NOAA fishery detected an unusually high number of dead gray whales and sea lions. More than 120 gray whales have been washed ashore, about 300 dead seals have been registered, and thousands of dead seabirds have been washed ashore on Alaska’s beaches this year.

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Although the autopsies are ongoing, their death is due to emaciation and hunger. The most obvious explanation, according to the scientists, for the mass extinction of marine animals since 2015 is the warmer sea temperatures.
In Alaska, global warming is particularly fast and intense. The ice cover around Alaska usually lasts until the end of May. This year it disappeared in March. Alaska recorded a record high of 32.2 degrees this summer. It was the highest ever recorded in Alaska since the beginning of the registration of weather record.

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The NOAA fishery has also reported “unusual deaths” this year among gray whales and sea lions after more than 120 gray whales washed ashore on the west coast of North America, including the Alaskan coast, and by September this year, 282 dead seals were registered, almost five times the average reported strandings. All showed signs of severe emaciation.
The consequences of climate change are already having an impact on the regions along the Alaskan coast. Many communities, as well as the indigenous people, are suffering the consequences of erosion. In addition, dissolves due to global warming of permafrost. As a result, buildings collapse and ecosystems are destroyed.

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“It was as if we didn’t have March this year,” said Martin Stuefer, state climatologist and an associate research professor with the Alaska Climate Research Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. “We had April instead.”
The ice cover around Alaska usually lasts until the end of May. This year it disappeared in March
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Researchers don’t make climate conclusions based on a month’s data, but Alaska’s warm March reflects an upward warming climate trend in America’s largest state, Stuefer said.

“We see the last several years were way warm. There’s a clear climate-induced warming. There’s no doubt about it,” he said.

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Warmer water contains less dissolved oxygen, and the plankton and tiny crustaceans that grow there are less nutritious than those in colder water. This means that migratory species such for example, seabirds may arrive at locations where they normally seek food and find that their food is lacking.

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There are immediate local and economic impacts along the western and northern shores of the state, with birds and marine life dead and sea temperatures promoting algal blooms that can poison water for wildlife.

This crisis is spreading to many of Alaska’s coastal cities, which depend on fisheries because their economies and local diets depend on them.

“Much of what people eat there during the year comes from foods they harvest themselves,” says climatologist Brian Brettschneider of the International Arctic Research Center. “If people can not get out on the ice to hunt seals or whales, it will affect their food security. It is a human crisis of survivability. “

Events such as these – if the weather patterns align themselves so that they have extreme consequences – are also evidence of the growing climate crisis, say scientists.

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“What happens on Alaska’s shores basically affects each of us, “ Brettschneider told CNN. “Most people feel the effects of climate change, even if they do not know or want to downplay it. Dramatic changes happen and they increase. “

 

https://netzfrauen.org/2019/10/24/alaska/

 

My comment: We lost a lot of time talking and thinking about climate rescue.

We urgently need committed professionals with a clear plan to solve the real problems on this planet, rather than any climate prophets, such as the media product of Greta Thunberg, for example, wich de recognized and acclaimed by politicians, rulers, mass media, industrialists, etc., as the deus ex macina of climate salvation.

Everyone is currently living from the maded panic, everyone claims we do not have time, but everyone takes the time to chatter and do nothing.
Abolition of factory farming, control over population growth, high taxation of meat, state subsidization of vegan products, punishment of plastic waste, fair trade promotion and so much more would probably do more than the media theater of schoolchildren’s panic making.

In order to save climate, animals and nature we need an effective and not an elitist activism.

Best reegards to all, Venus