Month: February 2020

That`s love!

 

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 There are just no words to truly describe the sweetness in this photo.
The gratitude of the animals you give them a home is so limitless.
They are full of love that they generously give you, and those of us who are lucky enough to be on the reception side learn a lot from real feelings.

We hope this photo will inspire more people to visit an animal shelter and choose a loving, loyal, and devoted creature to live with.
❤️ Save a Life – Adopt a creature today that wants to live with you so much❤️

https://www.thedodo.com/pit-bull-hugging-new-mom-2248239878.html

Regards and a good night from Venus

Kenya: No more torture for Ejiao

SUCCESS: Kenya bans donkey killing for Ejiao after PETA pressure!!

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After almost two years of pressure from PETA, Cabinet Secretary of the Kenyan Department of Agriculture, Peter Munya, has finally banned donkey slaughterhouses in the country. The ban should come into force in March 2020.

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So far, at least 1,000 donkeys have been slaughtered in Kenya every day to be exported to China. There their skin is boiled down to Ejiao, an ingredient for medicines, cosmetics and sweets. Many thanks to the over 10,000 supporters who signed our online petition.

Original article:

In 2017, a PETA investigation revealed massive animal cruelty on Chinese donkey farms. As the pictures showed, workers hit the donkeys on the head with a sledgehammer, then they cut the animals’ throats with a knife.
The background to this cruelty to animals is the production of “Ejiao”, a traditional Chinese “medicine” in which the donkey skin is boiled down to gelatin.

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Now, a new PETA video reveal has revealed unspeakable cruelty in donkey slaughter in Kenya. The animals are also being killed there to meet Chinese demand for Ejiao. The photos show workers beating asses that are completely scared. The cruelty to animals occurred in state-approved slaughterhouses.

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Transport for days to the slaughterhouse
Kenya has opened three donkey slaughterhouses in the past three years. The animals are transported in trucks from neighboring countries to Kenya, because in many African countries, including Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda, the cruel slaughter is already prohibited by law. The painful journey to the slaughterhouse in Kenya can take several days.

Injuries and deaths during transportation

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Eyewitnesses came across dead donkeys that had not survived the painful transport. The animals were simply dumped in front of the slaughterhouse. The eyewitnesses also saw a donkey who was apparently injured and could not get up. Workers dragged him out of the truck and left him at the front gate. Apparently the animal did not receive any medical treatment – they just left it to its suffering.

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Kenya must ban this cruel practice

Many African countries have already banned the export of donkey skins or closed Chinese-owned slaughterhouses, including Botswana, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda. Even the official Chinese National Health and Family Planning Commission warns that donkey skin gelatin is really nothing more than “overcooked donkey skin”.

However, donkeys are still being slaughtered in countries like Kenya to meet Chinese demand for Ejiao.

There is no law against animal abuse in farms or slaughterhouses in Kenya. From a legal point of view, therefore, not one of the acts seen in the recordings is punishable.

PETA and PETA’s international partner organizations have contacted numerous authorities, companies and consumers worldwide and asked them not to support this cruel industry. There are several alternatives to Ejiao, for example modern medicines or herbal substances, which in contrast to Ejiao are really effective and do not cause animal suffering.

 

https://www.peta.de/eselhaut-kenia

 

My comment:  Ejiao is considered an extremely popular medication for a variety of complaints in China and is used in particular as a blood tonic: Ejiao is said to heal skin aging, infertility and impotence (!!!)
The demand from China is high.
According to Chinese media, the price is $ 780 per kilo. Animal welfare organization The Donkey Sanctuary estimates that the Ejiao industry needs five million donkey skins each year.
China’s own donkey population has shrunk from 11 million animals in 1992 to 4.6 million animals in 2018, according to the UN. Therefore, African donkeys must now serve.
That is why China buys donkey skin from African countries.

But Kenya has finally realized that this miserable business must end.
It was no accident that in September and at the Africa Animal Welfare Conference in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, there was sharp criticism of Kenya for the mass slaughter of donkeys.

And now the new “ivory” is over!
The Chinese should look for herbal remedies for their potency.
And make sure they don’t overdo it, because the more the potency increases, the more damage is done to the planet.
And that applies not only to the Chinese, but to global growth.

My best regards to all, Venus

England: ‘Hogwood’ – A Modern Horror Story – Film Launch In House of Commons (London) 26th March 2020. Watch the Sneek Preview Here.

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Other Viva ! videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59RoRtg00h4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9KfTXxeUjQ

 

Hi Mark

Back in September, you helped us reach our crowdfund target for the production of our vital documentary which follows the story of Hogwood Farm and exposes the concerted efforts to silence us.

We’ve been working tirelessly over the past few months producing the documentary and are excited to announce that HOGWOOD: a modern horror story is set to launch on 26 March with an exclusive screening at the House of Commons.

The Launch

The launch will be attended by politicians, journalists and supporters — as well as Jerome Flynn and the producers of the documentary, who will be taking part in a Q&A following the screening.

 

Narrated by Game of Thrones star, Jerome Flynn, the documentary takes you beyond the factory farm walls and sheds new light on the truth behind the labels.

 

Here’s a sneak peek of the official trailer:

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_kHNUwm3Yw&utm_source=Viva%21+Vegan+Charity+-+Email+List&utm_campaign=130e3f81cf-hogwood-doc-launch-email-1-donors&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_dc176d21d2-130e3f81cf-50196206&mc_cid=130e3f81cf&mc_eid=26c03356b8

 

Worth every Donation Penny !

Regards Mark (WAV)

 

 

Australia: Nothing Changes Despite the Promises. Officials in Victoria filed a new round of cruelty-to-animals charges, and a shearer has pleaded Guilty. Wool – Watch the Video, and See the Abuse.

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Dear Mark,

Back in 2014, PETA exposed extreme cruelty to sheep in Australia, and six shearers pleaded guilty. The wool industry called that case a “wake-up call” that had forever changed it. But just days before those claims of reforms, another eyewitness was inside the sheds seeing exactly the same abuse as before. In December 2017, the wool industry again condemned such cruelty, and again, it vowed that it and the shearers would do better.

But nothing changed.

 

In late 2017, another eyewitness went inside 16 shearing sheds in South Australia and Victoria, documenting the same sickening cruelty that PETA has exposed again and again.

Workers still struck petrified sheep in the face with sharp metal clippers.

They still cut them and stitched up their gaping wounds without any pain relief. And they still threw them out of the sheds.

Based on this evidence, officials in Victoria filed a new round of cruelty-to-animals charges and a shearer has pleaded guilty.

Does this look better to you?

Does it look like the industry has changed one bit?

 

 

Are you still wearing wool? If you are, please stop. Now is the time to rid your home of wool. What more do you need to see before you stop wearing wool?

No matter where it comes from or what assurances companies give you—even if Eddie Bauer and Eileen Fisher, which sell dozens of items made of wool, do tout their commitment to the Responsible Wool Standard—cruelty to sheep is rampant in the wool industry.

Please, join us in urging Eddie Bauer and Eileen Fisher to drop the charade—and wool—in favour of animal-friendly materials.

Sincerely,

Daniel Paden
Vice President of Evidence Analysis
Cruelty Investigations Department
PETA

 

Dog and Cat Meat Trade Linked to Increased Risk of Rabies and Coronavirus, New Report Shows.

Dog and Cat Meat Trade Linked to Increased Risk of Rabies and Coronavirus, New Report Shows

 

Each year in Vietnam, Cambodia and Indonesia, an estimated 10 million cats and dogs are killed for their meat — a practice that has serious implications for both animal welfare and human health, according to a shocking new report.

 

Animal welfare group Four Paws’ report highlights the significant threat of the dog and cat meat trade on the health of consumers, including an increased risk of spreading rabies and other zoonotic viruses, such as coronavirus, because the slaughtered animals are frequently bought and sold at unhygienic live animal markets.

This is in addition to the horrendous suffering these poor creatures are forced to endure. People who trade dogs and cats to meat markets often capture strays or steal pets from their guardians. Butchers then slaughter them by hanging, stabbing, drowning or burning them alive.

“The traders steal pets as well as stray animals and transport them all over the country – even across national borders,” explains Dr. Katherine Polak, veterinarian and head of Four Paws Stray Animal Care in Southeast Asia. “No one knows if the animals are infected with rabies or other diseases. The keeping and slaughtering of the dogs and cats, mostly in live animal markets or backyards, is not only extremely brutal, but also fails to meet minimum hygienic standards. This creates the perfect breeding ground for novel and deadly zoonotic viruses, such as the coronavirus.”

“Although most local people in Southeast Asia oppose dog and cat meat, the trade … has continued to serve as a niche business,” she adds. “The governments in Southeast Asia must act quickly to protect both animals and humans.”

The brutal slaughter of millions of cats and dogs for human consumption is horrific enough, and the added threat to human health provides even more reason to ban this inhumane industry.

 

Lady Freethinker’s petition to stop Vietnam’s horrific dog and cat meat trade has gathered over 27,240 signatures. If you haven’t signed yet, please add your name to help these innocent animals escape a terrible death.

 

SIGN: Stop Vietnam’s Horrific Dog And Cat Meat Trade

 

Petition link – https://ladyfreethinker.org/sign-ban-the-horrific-dog-and-cat-meat-trade-in-vietnam/

We won! Who is “we”?

 

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WE WON!!  (???) Thanks to over 80,000 of you Care2 activists signing the petition!

 

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After finding that the deadly coronavirus most likely made the leap from animal to human in the illegal wildlife market of Wuhan, China, the country has declared a total ban on the trafficking and consumption of wild animals, effective immediately!

But the terrifying virus has not stayed within China’s borders, and neither should this important ban.

Tell Asia’s governments to follow China’s example in the fight against Coronavirus and BAN all wildlife markets!

https://bit.ly/2HWxxYj

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/de/takeaction/906/819/294

 

And I mean…It would be ridiculous if it wasn’t that life-threatening, the Oscar-nominated corona virus.

It is the topic of the day.
We have currently put aside our old enemies Iran, Turkey, Syria, Refugees… and are intensively dealing with a lousy virus called “SARS-CoV-2” – which is classified as the top terrorist for human health.

The war against China has been planned for a long time: China is developing into a world power, so that didn’t like Trump ( and many others )  and came up with another kind of “punishment” for the cheeky Chinese.

Corona Virus came to his aid, or was perhaps even generated.
So … war started against China from all media, petitions, horror videos, press reports, animal rights activists, pet owners … … all participated and the virus caused enormous economic losses for China. The pharmaceutical industry is also involved in the success with several billion profits, after all, some animals are already being massacred in laboratories to “save” humanity from a corona epidemic, wich is not one at all!

The animal rights activists are currently declining the dog and cat consumption protests against China, and they are concerned with the consumption of wild animals, because the media have said that this is the cause of the development of the corona.
Who wants to research here and search for the truth, we rely on the media, is more convenient and easier.

In two or three months the vaccine will be on the market, the virus will be defeated and the files will be closed.
Europe will continue to export around 1.2 million tonnes of fresh / frozen pork (as in 2018) to China, and the animal transports to third countries will also return to normal.

Perhaps we should instruct China to talk to the EU Commission about the petition end the cage age. China is obviously quicker to respond to petitions than our unsuitable commission.

My best regards to all, Venus