Day: December 22, 2019

Good news: Bogner will soon be fur-free!!


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German Animal Protection Office (Deutsches Tierschutzbüro e.V) .

Fantastic !!!. December 19 at 11:42


👉We are celebrating a great SUCCESS at the end of the year: 🎉BOGNER is FUR FREE!
After a long campaign and many intensive discussions, we were finally able to convince Bogner to get out of the fur business✊🦊

The exit from the fur business will be gradual. Fur will no longer be sold in its own Bogner stores and in Germany by the winter of 2021/2022.
The fashion company worldwide will completely exit by the winter of 2022/2023.

PS: We are aware that it will take a while until 2022/23, but this decision is a success because it will also put pressure on other fashion companies to finally become fur-free and pave the way for a fur-free future.
For example, last year we managed to get the Breuninger fashion chain to exit the fur business.

You can find more about this and the campaign at:


Sorry! that’s still part of coat!


My comment: Yes! I still remember the campaign against Breuninger fashion chain, I participated in this campaign.

Only those who have the experience with such street actions know how annoying it is to discuss with the people who wear fur and still come to provoke.

They don`t want to learn anything new, they are not even curious about the photos of the bloodied carcass animals from the fur farms ..They justify their crimes with every stupid and cheeky argument that can be imagined.

But we won at that time! Breuninger became fur-free! that’s what always counts, the result.

Breuninger_Pelz_1The photo is from the anti-fur campaign in front of the shop Breuninger 21.11.2017.


My best regards to all, Venus

England: Everything we’ve achieved in 2019 – SPANA (London). Free Medical Treatment To Help Working Animals and Their Owners; Paid for By Members and Supporters.



WAV Comment – I have been more than pleased to be a member / supporter / donator to SPANA over many years, because they really are the FREE TO PEOPLE THAT NEED A lifeline to helping sick, badly treated and ill working animals in places where ‘normal’ vets would not go.  Free service to people with the working animals paid for by members and supporters. Combined with their education programme to teach young kids about animal welfare; they really are making strides in some of the most remote and underprivileged places on the planet.  Please watch the uplifting videos of their work and become a member / supporter if you can.

Regards Mark


This year we’ve been able to treat over 300,000 animals, train more than 50,000 animal owners and teach over 92,000 children about animal welfare. None of this would have been possible without your incredible and generous support. Thank you!

We’re incredibly proud of everything we’ve achieved this year and we’d love for you to click the button below to watch our latest video highlighting our work.

Thanks to you, we’ve had a fantastic 2019 helping working animals all over the world, and we’re determined to make a huge difference in 2020. From everyone at SPANA, we hope you have a lovely Christmas, and a happy New Year!

Harvard: How to fight for animal rights!




Harvard Law School has introduced a program which will teach law students how to fight for animal rights.

The course named Animal Law & Policy Clinic follows a national trend of schools offering animal rights legal training.

The course provides students with direct hands-on experience in litigation, legislation, administrative practice, and policymaking.

The clinic will work on a broad range of issues affecting farmed animals, wildlife, animals in captivity, and the overarching threat to all forms of life from climate change.

Harvard hopes the course will see ‘a new generation of leaders for the animal protection movement’.


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The clinic will be part of the Animal Law & Policy Program, led by Faculty Director Professor Kristen Stilt.

Announcing the clinic, Stilt said: “The Animal Law & Policy Clinic at HLS will train and prepare our graduates to embark on careers in the animal protection field, produce impactful litigation and policy analysis to benefit the animal protection movement, and provide an internationally renowned platform for educating the broader public about the many pressing issues involving animal law and policy.”

Growing field

Harvard said in a statement that animal protection is one of the fastest developing areas of public interest law.

The number of institutions in the US offering Animal Law courses has dramatically risen from just nine in 2000 to 167 in 2019.

“Animal law is a vitally important and rapidly growing field,” said Harvard Law School Dean John F. Manning ’85.

“Our new Animal Law & Policy Clinic will give students real-world experience in this burgeoning field, build on Harvard Law School’s long tradition of innovative pedagogy, and prepare future graduates to address significant societal challenges.

“I am delighted to welcome Katherine Meyer to the Harvard Law School community and congratulate her, Kristen Stilt, and Nicole Negowetti on the launch of this terrific initiative.”

The Animal Law & Policy Clinic was supported by major gifts from the Brooks McCormick Jr. Trust, the Brooks Institute for Animal Rights Law and Policy, the Animal Welfare Trust and other generous supporters.


My comment: I have never heard of such an offer anywhere.
What I knew was the offer of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, which provides students with the theoretical and practical tools needed to become familiar with legal protection for animals, so that at the end of the course students have a total comprehension of how the law works in this new subject area; It’s called Master’s Degree in Animal Law and Society and it is done as a distance learning course.

The fact that now the highly valued Harvard University offers a special course in training “Animal Rights” gives us hope that in the future there will be better legal expertise on this subject, which will consequently lead to more active and effective actions in the animal rights movement.

I believe that the historical moment has come to overcome the barrier of “speciesism” after nationalism, racism and sexism, which justifies discrimination against living beings only on the basis of their species.

Rassism speziesim Karikaturn

Evolutionary biologists do not distinguish between humans and animals, but between humans and other animals.
Nevertheless! until now we have animals without rights.

And even if these “other animals” do not need the same rights as we humans (right to vote, freedom of religion, etc.) this does not deny their rights for freedom, life and autonomy.

We welcome very much the decision of the Harvard Law School!

Best regards to all, Venus