Day: March 4, 2020

Abattoir made in France

 

These terrible places are everywhere.

It is estimated that we slaughter billions of innocent animals every week to eat their meat.
Their stories need to be told because similar stories happen to billions of other animals.
Isn’t that human fascism towards the “other” animals?
If not, what is it?

Anyone who consumes meat claims that he is against brutal slaughter, against violence, torture, murders, these are the pacifists who speak as if they were the good guys and we the crazy people, the fanatics of a new cult direction.
And ask us to explain, why we don’t eat animals!

We, who do not want to participate in this criminal system of slavery and exploitation, we are not the ones to explain why they do NOT torture animals.
Those, who do it, have to give an account of why they don’t see the animals as victims, but rather like as cell phones or their televisions.

And instead of realizing that they are hypocrites and racists, they advocate “humane” slaughter.
How do we define “human” in a place like slaughterhouse?
Except of torture, pain and murder, nothing else happens in a slaughterhouse.
It’s very easy to justify the worst atrocities when we are not the victims.

We have made violence and death to normal practice, we consume violence and death.
Nobody can or really wants to recognize that the pieces of meat on his plate come from beings who do not want to suffer, do not want to be murdered, do not want to die.

It is finally high time to expand our morals and compassion for other species and to view the daily massacre of animals as an unending, cruel Holocaust that can only be justified in a fascist system.

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My best regards to all, Venus

Baby bumblebees left with permanent brain damage by insecticide.

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WAV Comment – we have checked this a bit more today; and have the following:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imidacloprid

Although it is now off patent, the primary manufacturer of this chemical is Bayer CropScience (part of Bayer AG).28 Apr 2015

 

https://news.sky.com/story/baby-bumblebees-left-with-permanent-brain-damage-by-insecticide-11949117

Baby bumblebees left with permanent brain damage by insecticide

The chemical studied is banned from use on field crops in the EU but not in other parts of the world.

 

Certain pesticides cause permanent brain damage in baby bumblebees and may threaten the future success of colonies, researchers from Imperial College London have found.

The study scanned the brains of bees exposed to imidacloprid, one of the neonicotinoid group of pesticides.

They found the key region of the brain that facilitates learning showed reduced growth and residues of the insecticide in flowers and plants caused permanent brain damage.

The research, published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, involved exposing bumblebees to small amounts of imidacloprid during their development as larvae or very young adults.

The learning ability of the larvae was tested after three days and after 12 days once they emerged as adults.

Bees that were fed imidacloprid when they were developing as larvae showed “significantly impaired learning ability” compared to those that were not, the researchers said.

The team then scanned the brains of nearly 100 bees from the different colonies.

They found that baby bees exposed to imidacloprid during larval development had a smaller volume of the brain region associated with learning.

Dr Richard Gill, from the department of life sciences at Imperial and the lead researcher on the study, said: “Bee colonies act as superorganisms, so when any toxins enter the colony, these have the potential to cause problems with the development of the baby bees within it.

“Worryingly in this case, when young bees are fed on pesticide-contaminated food, this caused parts of the brain to grow less, leading to older adult bees possessing smaller and functionally impaired brains; an effect that appeared to be permanent and irreversible.

“These findings reveal how colonies can be impacted by pesticides weeks after exposure, as their young grow into adults that may not be able to forage for food properly.”

Imidacloprid is a systemic insecticide that acts on the central nervous system of insects. The chemical works by interfering with the transmission of stimuli in the insect nervous system and was created to mimic the effects of nicotine, which is naturally found in many plants and is toxic to insects.

It is one of three neonicotinoids banned from all field crops in the EU because of its impact on pollinators, but is used elsewhere around the world.

Lead author of the new study Dr Dylan Smith, from the Imperial College said: “There has been growing evidence that pesticides can build up inside bee colonies.

“Our study reveals the risks to individuals being reared in such an environment, and that a colony’s future workforce can be affected weeks after they are first exposed.”

 

 

Hi and Thanks for Sticking With Us – Be A Voice for the Voiceless.

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We want to say ‘Hi’ to everyone that visits the site – and send thanks for you all sticking with us. We (WAV) are just about 18 months old now and still very much feeling our way as to what we do each day. We ask ourselves; what is best ? – lots of smaller posts or a few larger ones ?

I think at the moment, we are going to work with posting a few articles each day, as a lot of smaller articles can easily lead to larger, and maybe more important stuff, being overlooked or completely by passed.

We are literally going ‘World’ now – as you can see from our Clustrmap which shows where visitors are located; we have a truly international and wide range of visitors; which we very much welcome. Note that the red dots shown here are only for March – it is a fresh start each month.

 

https://clustrmaps.com/site/1a9kn

 

We cannot individually thank all our friends from ‘everywhere’; there are just too many; but it is great to see visits from the USA, where we get lots; to friends in locations such as Egypt, Finland, Nepal, Burkina Faso, Taiwan, Bahrain and Azerbaijan – to mention just a few.

What gives us satisfaction is knowing that by having such friends and visitors, the issue of animal rights / welfare has now become a global phenomenon. The beauty of the internet and e mail now allows us to download videos to support our work; whilst also enabling our posts (for example) to be sent anywhere in the World at just the click of a mouse button. We have the technology now and so we are going to use it; especially video links / footage to further support what we are writing about.

There is a big world out there – so hit the road and spread the word !

Thanks for your continued support – and welcome to new advocates who have recently joined with us on this long road to giving animals more of a voice.

You can also visit our ‘sister’ site called ‘Serbian Animals Voice’ which was set up in 2005 to be a voice for strays in the Balkans, especially Serbia.

Here are a couple of links to the site so that you can check it out if you wish to find out more, and see how the ‘dream’ of being a voice for the strays all started from nothing. There is a lot of info; so check it out. From working on military jets and changing paths to the rights of animals; as the song by the brilliant Led Zepp says – ‘there’s still time to change the road you’re on’.

Our great advocate friends in the Balkans led by folks such as Slavica and Goran are still fighting the fight; and we thank them for that and their tenacity to never give up. We will still publish some updates of the Serbian shinter actions on both sites when we have up to date info.

 

Serbian Animals Voice main link – https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/

 

Serbian Animals Voice ‘About Us’ – https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/about-us/

Serbian Animals Voice ‘Facebook’ – https://www.facebook.com/groups/SerbianAnimalsVoice/

 

Serbia – latest (February 2020) news and actions. Please copy and send the sample letter provided if you can:

 

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/02/21/serbia-mass-animal-poisonings-letter-1-of-2-to-copy-and-send-to-the-chemical-review-committee-crc-in-switzerland-asking-them-to-intervene/

 

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/02/22/serbia-letter-no-2-to-send-to-serbian-embassies-worldwide-re-dog-murder-please-copy-and-send/

 

Be a Voice for the voiceless !

Regards Mark (England) and Venus Germany).

 

 

England: Paris Fashion Week – Stella McCartney goes wild to drive home animal-free message.

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WAV comment – Being the daughter of Sir Paul, huge animal rights campaigner, ex Beatle, and veggie campaigner; protecting the environment and animal rights have always been the trademark of Stella’s products. What else would you expect ?

“These animals are the ingredients of everyone else’s fashion shows. We are the only luxury fashion house in the world that isn’t killing animals on the runway. I wanted to make that point, but in a joyous way.”

The Stella McCartney brand has worked without leather, fur, skins, feathers or animal glues since its launch in 2001.

Don’t the (humans dressed up as) animals on the catwalk look great as well as sending a clear message to the fashion houses of the world – that you don’t have to kill to promote your products and designs now. Fortunately, the world is changing; people are ditching products that involve the suffering and killing of animals for ‘looks and so called ‘beauty’.

We thank Stella for putting on such a great promotion of showing that you don’t need dead animal by-products now days to look good – there is so much ‘cruelty free fashion’ out there for people to buy now.

Fur is dead; leather is dying out, and people are finally waking up to the cruelties involved – so bring it on !

Regards Mark

 

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https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2020/mar/02/stella-mccartney-paris-fashion-week-goes-wild-animal-friendly-message

 

Stella McCartney goes wild to drive home animal-free message

 

Person in a cow costume models a bag at the Stella McCartney show in Paris

 

Paris show features wildlife costumes to emphasise the label’s planet-friendly ethos

The singer Janelle Monáe and actor Shailene Woodley were in the front row, but two rabbits, a fox, a horse, two cows and a crocodile stole the show. People in lifesize animal costumes, of the kind more usually seen at theme park parades than at Paris fashion week, joined models for the finale of Stella McCartney’s show, swinging their new-season handbags and posing for the cameras.

The optics were fun, but the message was serious – that there are animals on almost every catwalk, it’s just that they are usually dead. The half-moon shoulder bag carried jauntily by a brown cow here was made from a vegan alternative to leather, while other bags were created from second-life plastic.

“What we try to do here at Stella is to sugarcoat a powerful, meaningful message in a little bit of humour and fun, to make our point in a palatable and digestible way so that people listen,” said McCartney. “These animals are the ingredients of everyone else’s fashion shows. We are the only luxury fashion house in the world that isn’t killing animals on the runway. I wanted to make that point, but in a joyous way.”

 

Performers in animal costumes join models on the catwalk

 

The Stella McCartney brand has worked without leather, fur, skins, feathers or animal glues since its launch in 2001, “but it has taken me my entire career to get the fabrics to the stage they are at now, where our animal-free leather is soft enough, and has enough luxury to it,” the designer said after the show.

This collection featured more leather alternatives than ever before, not only in bags and shoes but in decoratively perforated lightweight trench coats and fluffy shagpile shearlings. “We do it like this because it’s better for the animals and better for the planet.”

Last year, McCartney sold a stake in her brand to LVMH in a deal that gave her a role as special adviser on sustainability to the luxury group’s chairman and chief executive, Bernard Arnault. The role poses a challenge – Arnault was widely criticised last year after describing Greta Thunberg as “demoralising” – but McCartney is confident she can have an impact.

“I think the sheer fact that he has invested his time and his money and mindset into a different business model [at Stella] already has an impact. You don’t come onboard at Stella and not start to think differently. My goal is to make changes more broadly at LVMH. Mr Arnault’s goal is to respond to what people are asking for today, and to learn, and to change.”

 

Stella McCartney with Janelle Monáe after her show on Monday

 

McCartney described her role so far as “about bringing information, talking about alternatives in manufacturing and sourcing. I’m introducing the technologies and techniques and suppliers that we use here at Stella to the other LVMH brands.”

Coats, a focal point of every Stella winter collection, looked strong this season. In dense twill melton wool, with high storm collars and cosy tie belts, the coats and jackets were an appealing blend of utility and chic.

Knitwear was another strong point, with three-piece looks – a tunic, a midi skirt and a polo neck worn beneath – in toning lumberjack checks.

Coming together to save lives

(WTXL) — Florida had one of the highest numbers of cats and dogs killed at shelters last year, according to a new study.

 

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The study conducted by Best Friends Animal Society found that in 2018, 352,000 cats and dogs entered shelters in the state of Florida, 262,000 were saved and 55,400 were killed.

It also only found 40 no-kill communities in Florida.

According to the study, Florida was only behind California, Texas, and North Carolina.

The study stated that last year, about 733,000 dogs and cats were killed in our nation’s animal shelters, simply because they didn’t have safe places to call home (!!!)

The study found 2,000 dogs and cats in America are killed every day in shelters.

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To read the full study, click here.

Best Friends Animal Society

 

Best Friends Animal Society is the only national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters.

A leader in the no-kill movement, Best Friends partners with thousands of animal welfare groups across the country on innovative lifesaving programs.

In addition to Lifesaving Centers in New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, and soon, Houston, Best Friends runs the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals in Kanab, Utah.

Working together with you, we will end the killing and Save Them All®!

For more information, visit bestfriends.org. #SaveThemAll

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And I mean ... We cannot save all animals, we all know it.
But that’s not the main question!
The question is: how many animals CAN I save?
And if everyone answers this question with the adoption of just one shelter animal, the shelters will soon have to report bankruptcy.

A bit of food, a warm place to sleep, two- three beautiful walks in nature with your new friend a day, that is the “huge” effort that you have when a new family member comes into your home. And a lot of felicity, partnership because…

He loves you
He respects you
He is loyal to you
He doesn’t betray you
He is your only real friend who always stands by you…

A life without an animal at home is possible but boring.

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My best regards to all, Venus