Day: December 6, 2019

India: December Rescues From ‘Animal Aid Unlimited’.

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Dear Mark,


In the video (below) about rescuing two puppies from a deep well, you might take a look at the little unexpected character innocently minding his own business at 1.05 minutes into the video. It’s a round brown mouse, who doesn’t even look up from her preoccupations when Pushkar pulls in close the first frightened puppy. People write to us regularly about the animals in their lives. Whether they’ve found a stray kitten, or an injured crow, or upset a family of mice in the basement, or a squirrel who’s been hit by a car–we all become more sensitive learning the heroics ordinary people go through to save an animal’s life. Sharing such stories helps us keep our eyes and hearts open generally, to all animals everywhere. If that little creature hadn’t looked so peaceful in that deep well, we might have tried to bring her up too!


Saved from starvation, puppies rescued from well



Two naughty angels must have been so engrossed in playing that they didn’t realize they were heading straight for an open dry well. In they fell, dropping 60 feet, but because their fall was broken by several feet of garbage, they didn’t break even a single bone! Neighbor kids heard them crying and cheered on our rescue team from arrival to the puppies’ dizzying reunion with their Mommy. These darlings would have died of starvation and thirst without rescue.

Please donate for little ones in deep trouble.



Dear old Baloo couldn’t even lift his head, but he wouldn’t give up



Neighbours noticed a dog sleeping in the corner of their small yard, but then realized he hadn’t moved for hours. When they approached, he didn’t even stir, and that’s when they realized he was horrifically injured. His ear was shredded and the tissue all around it was swollen, and then they could see an enormous wound in his stomach. Hundreds of maggots roiled in the wounds. When we bent to pick him up, we found that the precious old sweetheart had no strength even to resist, even to raise his head. We hurried him back to the hospital and began the laborious process of removing the maggots, and his brave effort to get well began. Meet adorable old Baloo now. He’s just irresistible. 


Please donate for old friends.



Maude’s eyes sparkle at last


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A deep wound on this old girl’s stomach threatened her life. When neighbors noticed blood on her side as she lay on the ground they called us to rescue her. She seemed to consider slipping away from us, but soon relaxed and allowed us to scoop her up and bring her to the hospital. We could see that the wound flap would heal well with sutures, so we sedated her, thoroughly cleaned the site and stitched her up. Maude’s eyes started sparkling as soon as she felt better, and seemed to say thank you. Your caring donations made her rescue possible. Please donate.



Celebrate the Caregivers: Vinod Meena!



When paravet Vinod Meena started working in Animal Aid two years ago, we didn’t have a Street Treatment program yet. We wouldn’t have dreamed that in such a short time a newer member of staff could master the skills to gently handle animals who are often frightened, right out in the open, where dodging our care is on the mind of many of our outdoor patients. But Vinod has an incredibly soft touch and wins the trust of his patients with grace and speed. He is great in interacting with neighbors, too, teaching and encouraging them to do all they can to help, too. Through this program of prevention and treatment, where the animals are kept in their own environments, Vinod has saved the lives of hundreds of patients and supported their care-takers in helping their neighbourhood animals.



Mahatma Gandhi

“To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being.”












Australia: Cattle Station Abuses Exposed – With Live Exports, A Farming Nation at the Top of the Tree When It Comes to Animal Abuse.



WAV Comment – you keep asking yourself if it can get any worse, after watching footage after footage of the way Australian animals are treated; live exports and the rest. Well yes, it does continue to get worse, and here is another example – taken at 4 different cattle stations in Norther Australia.

Fortunately, these industries are driving lots of nails into their own coffins by what they are doing. We hope they are dead and buried very soon; they do not deserve to exist. As you can hear in the video, it is all a matter of cost – the stations do not want to invest in veterinarians – so they do botched killings of cattle (some shot in the head 4 times; and they still survive !) and the value of the animal is weighed against if it is even worth getting any veterinary treatment !

And it all goes on in the stations which are i9n the middle of nowhere; where officials never go or do not want to go. This is the Australian government approach to ALL animal issues; also especially those of live exports – they do not care as long as financial gain is at the top of the tree.

We will continue to support the work of brave investigators who risk a lot to expose these abuses; be they on cattle stations, sheep stations or during the long export journeys around the world.

Looking forward very soon to watching them drive the ultimate nail into their own coffin – scum humankind like this do not deserve to exist.


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Israeli-based investigation agency, Sentient, has captured harrowing footage of cattle having their horns cut off without pain relief and animals being left to die on Australia’s remote outback stations.

The shocking footage taken from four cattle stations in Northern Australia has aired on prime-time television in Israel and renewed calls to shut down the live cattle trade to the country.

Investigators witnessed cattle undergoing surgical procedures including dehorning and castration, without any pain relief; animals being punched and kicked; botched euthanasia attempts; and sick or injured animals left to die without veterinary intervention.

The only thing more shocking than the systemic abuse exposed through this investigation, is that some of it is entirely legal.

We were amazed to find out that some of the worst practices we have seen, including dehorning without using pain relief, are legal in Australia.Investigator, Sentient

Demand better treatment of Australian cattle and hold the industry accountable for the welfare of these animals, by taking action now:

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with my own eyes…



Animal rights activist and actress, Rooney Mara, has joined global farmed animal advocacy organization, Animal Equality, on an undercover investigation inside two factory farms.

The investigation, called “With My Own Eyes,” narrated by Mara, reveals pigs and chickens who are raised for meat, languishing in abhorrent conditions and encourages viewers to examine the harsh and painful reality for billions of animals and the many reasons the global community must break its dependence on animal products.


My comment:  I find it positive that an artist is used as the actor on this video.
Artists are mostly uninterested in animal welfare.
There is a misconception that artists are particularly sensitive, politically and socially.
That’s not true.
I belong to this milieu.

I remember when we had the opera “Lohengrin” (from Richard Wagner) in the theater where I work.

An important role in this opera plays a swan, and the director wanted to use a live swan.
“The swan, for me is more than an animal, a wonderful creature between death, grief and beauty, I can not do that symbolically and only with a stuffed animal,” he told us.

And every night, after a long drive of three hours, a “movie animal” came to the theater and first waited behind the stage for his appearance in a tight lattice cage and in an extremely loud environment (Wagner, as we all know, loved wind instruments).
Afterwards, the swan had to stay on the stage, free on a basket, together with 50 people for half an hour.

Nobody has noticed him.
I stood in front of his cage every night and I felt how sad, anxious and often angry he was with this circus. I was too.
Complaint to the veterinary office did not help, “film” animals are used by law everywhere.
I understood, the the argument “animal welfare” did not work, there had to be another reason.

One night I decided to go the other way and staged an “accident”.
When he came on stage I was close to him and suddenly pushed him forward.
He got scared, flew across the stage, reached the orchestra and then the audience.

The performance was interrupted, the swan captured by its owner and “due to security reasons” the director has decided that he no longer occurs.

What I mean by that … At least 100 artists were involved in this production.
Everyone could “see” with his own eyes how the animal suffered.
One has “seen” this too, but when it comes to animal suffering, “seeing” alone does not help.
The difference is the action.

And that’s why I find the video very motivating, precisely because an artist conveys an important message to all, that “see” is not enough.

My best regards to all, Venus