Day: October 28, 2019

EU: Remember the Romanian Sheep to the Middle East In Extreme Temperatures ? – The Latest From the EU, But Still NO Infringement.


One of our past posts associated with this:

WAV Comment – As we have always thought and predicted, the EU have not taken out any infringement procedures yet. They tell us their team is currently in Romania – see link given below. It will be interesting to see if the EU does actually take any action over the sheep exported to the Middle East in temperatures far exceeding the maximum allowed for live animal transports under EU Regulation 1/2005. We await further news and action (?).

AL_SHUWAIKH another 3

Dear Sir,

Thank you for contacting the Europe Direct Contact Centre.

The Commission is very committed to ensure animal welfare, and Commissioner Andriukaitis has made animal welfare one of his priorities. There are several millions of animals exported every year from the EU. Most of those exports happen in good conditions and in line with EU rules.

The Commission is aware that there are recurrent problems with the welfare of animals that are exported and it is working with Member States, NGOs and transporters to solve the main recurrent issues that happen during transport to third countries. EU legislation on the transport of animals includes specific requirements for transport by sea. However, these requirements cannot be checked outside EU territorial seas.

In the case of the export of sheep to the Middle East from Romania this summer, the Commission in its usual role as guardian of the treaties is monitoring the implementation of EU law on animal transport in Romania. The Commission is in contact with the Romanian authorities investigating the case. The Romanian authorities believe that the ship was authorised and the captain was aware of the applicable animal welfare legislation.

If an EU Member State fails to comply with EU law, in accordance with the Treaty the Commission may ultimately launch infringement proceedings against that Member State. At this stage, an EU audit team has been dispatched to Romania and its report is due shortly; please have a look at our webpages for follow-up to the audit:

No infringement procedure has been launched, but the Commission continues to monitor the situation in Romania.

We hope you find this information useful. Please contact us again if you have other questions about the European Union, its activities or institutions.


From Venus: Mark sent me the reply from Europe Direct – 101000527663 and I was very angry.
I wrote some thoughts then:

To this sentence:” However, these requirements can not be checked outside EU territorial seas”.

Maybe the EU does not know how to control it, but it knows what the animals are transported under unlawful circumstances.

Therefore, the EU should ban animal transport to third countries.

In the spring 2019, some veterinarians in Germany have refused to allow transports of sheep in the Middle East, 1) because of the temperatures and 2) because of the well-known brutal slaughter methods practiced there with animals because there is no animal welfare right there, and if at all, far removed from the current EU animal welfare order.

These veterinarians were again forced to give their permits, and that in GERMANY!

To this sentence: “No infringement procedure has been launched, but the Commission continues to monitor the situation in Romania”.

This is not about whether Romania is under supervision.

The point is that the Ministry of Agriculture of Romania has ignored the mail from a Commissioner who has prohibited the trip.

Disregard and disempowerment of the hierarchies in the EU, that’s what it’s all about here. And if a country does such a thing with such ease, it gives us the appalling certainty that the EU has no power and no authority, and thus it is superfluous.

And there is another, third sentence that sounds very humorous by now, if we do not take that as a permanent insult: “We hope you find this information useful. Please contact us again if you have any questions about the European Union, its activities or institutions”.

Please learn to do something for the animals, this is your job, for that pay you the EU citizens.

We don`t have any questionsmore,  because we know what your activities are.

The misery of the animals is not deleted with questions, but with deeds.

What you are demonstrably unable to do.

EU: approves subsidies for bullfighting mafia


Pro-Brexit supporters burn an EU flag during a UKIP demonstration in central London
Liberation NOW ++ Bullfighting continues to be subsidized by the EU ++

On 23 October 2019, the European Parliament voted on whether bullfighting in southern Europe should continue to be subsidized from the EU’s agricultural budget.

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Against the removal of the subsidies were from the German delegates CDU, CSU (Christian Social Union), Free Democratic Party and Free Voters Confederation.

69% of the Socialist Party of Germany opposed the cancellation. However, since 19% were not even present, just over 80% of the SPD votes cast were against it (!!!)

And the members of Alliance 90 / The Greens and the Left were not far away from their colleagues. Although all the MPs present voted in favor of the abolition of subsidies, 14% of the Greens and 40% of the left were absent.

All parties are committed to animal welfare on the flag and show again and again that this is just a well-sounding lip service. The so highly praising animal protection law in this country is not worth the paper it stands on.

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The “production” of animal consumer goods is associated with immense suffering, and EU-MEPs know it. We breed them – we lock them in – we do experiments with them – we make circus shows with them – we make money with them – we kill them.
It is therefore not surprising that “our” politicians are also true to their line abroad and give their voice for suffering and death. Shame on you!

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In this case, we can see very clearly that the corruption of our politicians can be worse than we can imagine.
Voting Behavior:…/…/PV-9-2019-10-23-RCV_FR.pdf


My comment:  According to estimates by animal welfare organizations, the annual turnover of the bullfighting industry in Spain is between 1 and 2.5 billion euros.

200,000 jobs are created in Spain, through the brutal execution of 40,000 bulls.
The occupational groups that benefit from this massacre are many:
Promoters of the events, simple bullring workers, to the butchers, who subsequently smash the victim and sell it as meat.
The breeding of the bulls and everything related to them must also be taken into account.
They all want to participate in the big pot of the bullfighting industry.
In addition, bullfighting is a tourist attraction, such as paella and flamenco.

The Spanish audience expects good bullfighting in particular. One sits, eats hamburgers and makes videos with cell phone, while down in the arena a living being is brutally massacred.
Of the tourists, Americans and Japanese are the predominant share of bullfighting visitors.

In 2013, the Spanish government protected bullfighting and since then this bloody massacre has been considered “immaterial culture good” in Spain.
That was one of Spain’s biggest cultural shame, wich civilized people only repels and disgusts.
And also has led to enormous economic corruption.
Because of the EU agricultural subsidies, € 130 million is distributed annually to the bull breeders. Under the code name “Agricultural Subsidies” !!!
30 million come from Germany.

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It’s about a dirty, with our money-subsidized bullfight mafia, but it’s also supported by a bunch of idiots, brain-sick visitors who enjoy watching a bull being tortured and murdered bit by bit.

My best regards to all, Venus