Nobody stays behind: Firefighter rescues cat after smoke poisoning before death!
A firefighter in Russia became a social media hero after Civil Protection released footage about him reanimating a lifeless cat.
These he had saved minutes before from a terrible fire.
Thirty-five people and two pets of the historic building were rescued earlier this week in Tver, a city about 160 kilometers northeast of Moscow.
The fur ball suffered serious smoke poisoning when the firefighters managed to rescue it via an escape route.
The images show one of the helpers cleaning the cat’s face with water from a puddle and using his airpack – the respirator used in heavy smoke – to oxygenate the animal.
Fortunately, the resuscitation succeeded, and after about seven minutes, the cat was regained consciousness despite the ordeal.
Firefighter Andrey Meister told local media that he and his crew found the cat looking for survivors right after they broke into a third floor apartment in the building.
The fire in the historic district, referred to by locals as “Morozov’s City”, occurred on Tuesday.
The city’s emergency services dispatched 19 fire trucks in response to the fire, and all residents were successfully evacuated without loss.
Another pet that was also rescued during the mission was a dog.
© All photos: Anastasia Chistyakova @chistyakova_n (Instagram)
Our thanks and respect for the firefighter.
We need more news like this.
But most of all we need more people like Andrey Meister.
They give us hope that empathy and humanity have not been eradicated.
My best regards to all, Venus
The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) has laid a criminal complaint against stakeholders involved in the controversial export of 60,000 live sheep from East London to Kuwait last month.
The complaint, announced by the NSPCA in a statement on Thursday afternoon, is made against the department of agriculture, land reform and rural development, the Eastern Cape department of rural development and agrarian reform, Al Mawashi, the owners of the Al Shuwaikh vessel, the captain of the Al Shuwaikh, the Page Farming Trust and individuals from the Page Farming Trust.
The NSPCA believes these stakeholders contravened the Animal Protection Act.
“Our pleas to treat the animals humanely fell on deaf ears,” said Grace de Lange, manager of the NSPCA’s farm animal protection unit.
“Seeing the suffering of these sheep even before their departure, and watching the Al-Shuwaikh depart was heartbreaking, but it has also affirmed the NSPCA’s determination to advocate for justice on their behalf.”
De Lange said the NSPCA had received criticism that it had taken too long to lay the complaint.
“Preparing separate dockets for the feedlot, the harbour and the vessel carrying the sheep has involved the collation of valuable evidence from 15 staff members. Carefully completed dockets with the relevant evidence have been handed over to the South African Police Services who will now only be required to obtain statements from the accused”.
The intention was not only to ensure that the Al-Shuwaikh did not return to South African shores, but also to challenge the issue of exporting live animals by sea.
Within the past few days, Kuwait’s Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) has taken a decision to ban the slaughter of female animals under a certain age, including sheep.
The information, learnt by DispatchLIVE on Wednesday, has raised questions about the implications for the 60,000 sheep currently being loaded onto the the Kuwait-flagged “sheep ship” Al Shuwaikh in East London.
That process began late on Tuesday afternoon.
NSPCA inspectors monitoring the loading process in the harbour say they have already seen several violations of the Animal Protection Act, including high ammonia levels and sheep panting in the heat on board the vessel.
According to reports on Arab Times Online and Al-Rai daily, PAAAFR stated: “Until further notice the slaughter of red-meat producing female animals, including sheep, cows and camels, is forbidden in order to increase the production of red meat.”
The measure applies to all female animals from one year to four years old, “unless it is proved these animals are unfit for breeding for any reason or are diseased or are suffering from fractures”.
PAAAFR officials warned of penalties if these instructions were ignored and said all slaughterhouses in Kuwait had been informed of the decision.
The Dispatch approached the department of rural development & agrarian reform to ask whether it was aware of the reported decision taken by PAAAFR.
Department spokesperson Ayongezwa Lungisa said the department had done “everything above board” and had worked within the requirements provided by Kuwait.
“We have issued the export permit on the basis of the requirements provided and on the basis of the information provided to us, ” Lungisa said.
The Kuwaiti government would have told SA that it would not allow certain animals, but the department acted on the information provided, he reiterated.
He said the farmers in the province should now be celebrating because of the economic benefits the deal would bring.
But according to NSPCA spokesperson Meg Wilson, part of the organisation’s team monitoring the loading in the harbour, there is already grave cause for concern about the sheep.
Confirming that there were “many” ewes on board under the age of four that would be protected under the ban, she said the Al Shuwaikh had not even left port before the sheep began suffering.
“There are exceptionally high ammonia levels for one. We have equipment that measures these levels and the reading is at 37. To give you an idea, the level where it is safe for humans is 25,” she said.
“The sheep are also very hot, and are panting.
“In the middle of their pens there is a ventilator, and all the sheep are huddling around the ventilator to try to get cool.”
She said it was only when they pointed this out that the “fans were turned on higher”.
The department announced on Monday that the Al Shuwaik was given a clean bill of health, and on Tuesday sheep were transported by the truckload from the Berlin feedlot to East London harbour.
Smaragda Louw, of animal rights group Ban Animal Trading, said the reported ban on slaughter of younger ewes, among other animals, emphasised the uncertainty of what would happen to the sheep when they reached the Middle East.
“Are some sheep now not going to be slaughtered under this ban? Or are they going to be re-exported from Kuwait,” she said.
According to a statement from the ship’s owners, Al Mawashi, although the vessel has capacity for 80,000 sheep “as per international stocking density standards”, the company would only load 60,000 sheep during the voyage to the Middle East.
Al Mawashi has opened a new slaughterhouse in Kuwait City which is able to slaughter 900 sheep an hour, or 18,000 a day.
Nothing to see here: Rivers along Korean border run red with blood after massive pig cull.
Heavy rainfall has been blamed for the spread of vast amounts of pig’s blood into rivers along the Korean border this week, following a cull of some 47,000 hogs amid an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF).
“It made many people living in the area anxious and worried,” said Lee Seok-woo, who heads the NGO Yeoncheon Imjin River Civic Network.
A local NGO claims that blood from a nearby burial site, where some 47,000 pig carcasses had been disposed of, had seeped into the Imjin River due to heavy rainfall. South Korean authorities claim that the pigs had already been disinfected before being slaughtered and that there was a delay in the production of plastic containers for the carcasses.
“What was also hard to endure was the odor. I heard many farmers couldn’t work because of the unbearable smell. This should not have happened” said Lee Seok-Woo.
South Korea has culled around 380,000 pigs since the recent outbreak of ASF began. There is currently no antidote or vaccine for the complex disease, which has ravaged swine herds across Asia and upended markets as a result.
African swine fever is not harmful to humans but highly infectious and almost 100 percent fatal in pigs.
For its part, Seoul claims that the blood flowing into the streams had been “dealt with properly” through the use of suction pumps and various other devices. Authorities claim the local water table and potable supply has not been tainted.
“We have built banks and other facilities so that the polluted water does not flow into the downstream region,” the ministry said, adding: “
“As of now, there is no blood in the stream.”
Quarter of world pig population could be wiped out this year alone, animal health expert warns.
My comment: 836,865 wild boars were killed in the hunting season 2017/2018 in Germany, 42 percent more than in the previous year.
There have even been premiums per pig’s head, about 60 euros.
For a disease that has not yet occurred in Germany.
For a disease that is 100% safe for human animals.
A massacre, which soon leads to the extinction of wild boars, so that man protects his breeding animals.
Squaring the circle, means that.
China laments that it will lose half of its herds due to the fever by the end of 2019 (which would result in a significant decline in the size of total EU pork production).
So far, China has pre-emptively culled 1 million pigs due to African swine fever.
The known propagation pathways of African swine fever are not wild boars as carriers, but hunting tourists and meat consumers who leave contaminated food leftovers in the landscape. Boars are now looking for food in the dumpster of the parking lots and so the disease is predominantly spread.
But the majority of the media around the world is on the meat mafia side and focusing the importance of the South Korean massacre on public health threats rather than on a mass murder, committed on behalf of a criminal economy and consumer society.
This means that once there is no animal blood flowing into the rivers and violence becomes invisible again, the matter is cleared, and this fascist system continues its Animals Holocaust undisturbed. And not only in South Korea.
My best regards to all, Venus