Day: March 18, 2020

Alaska: Another blow to the Iditarod Mafia

 

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — One of the Iditarod’s top sponsors is dropping financial support, the second major sponsor with Alaska ties to sever relationships with the sled dog race this month.

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles confirmed Monday that the Anchorage Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership will no longer sponsor the race. The dealership for 30 years has been one of the race’s principal partners and annually presents the race winner with a new pickup at the finish line in Nome.

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A statement from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, or FCA, noted the parent company did not sponsor the Iditarod.

“Anchorage Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Center – an independently owned and operated dealership – had been a sponsor of the race. We understand and can confirm the dealership will no longer continue sponsoring the race. As such, FCA and the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram logos will no longer be associated with the race,” the statement said.

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Chuck Talksy, a spokesman for the Anchorage dealership, initially said they planned to sponsor the race again next year, finances permitting.

Later, when informed of Chrysler’s statement, he said, “That’s kind of news to us. As a franchisee, we are subject to various controls.”

An email to Iditarod officials seeking comment was not immediately returned.

The announcement came as mushers are making the final push for Nome in this year’s race. The nearly 1,000-mile (1,609-kilometer) race started March 8 in Willow with 57 mushers. Six have withdrawn.

Thomas Waerner of Norway was leading the race, the first musher to reach the checkpoint in Koyuk, about 150 miles from the finish line.

Alaska Airlines, the Seattle-based airline that got its start decades ago in Alaska, earlier this month announced it was dropping its sponsorship of the race, which has been targeted by an animal rights group.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) was first to announce the departure of both Alaska Airlines and Chrysler as race sponsors.

The group says the nearly 1,000-mile race across Alaska is cruel for the dogs.

It also claims more than 150 dogs have died since the race started in 1973. Iditarod officials dispute that number but have not provided their own count of dogs who died on the trail despite numerous requests by The Associated Press.

A team heads out at the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race to begin their near 1,000-mile (1,600-km) journey through Alaska’s frigid wilderness in downtown Anchorage

PETA is the race’s biggest critic and has for years targeted sponsors. In Chrysler’s case, that includes more than a quarter million emails from PETA supporters, television ads in the Detroit area and protesters dragging a sled filled with fake dead dogs around downtown Detroit, the organization said in a statement.

“After feeling some real pressure from PETA, Chrysler put the brakes on its connection with the Iditarod and is sending the message that dogs deserve better than being run to death for mushers’ prize money,” PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman said in a statement. “Alaska Airlines has also withdrawn its sponsorship of this wretched race in which over 150 dogs have died, and we hope this year is the last year dogs will suffer in this way.”

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Alaska Airlines denied PETA had anything to do with its decision to drop sponsorship of the race after more than 40 years and instead said it was a change in the company’s corporate giving strategy.

PETA is the race’s biggest critic and has for years targeted sponsors. In Chrysler’s case, that includes more than a quarter million emails from PETA supporters, television ads in the Detroit area and protesters dragging a sled filled with fake dead dogs around downtown Detroit, the organization said in a statement.

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https://www.businessinsider.com/iditarod-loses-another-major-sponsor-2020-3

 

And I mean…THANK YOU! Another step that brings the end of the animal cruelty event closer.

The Iditarod is worse than a nightmare for dogs!

The animals run about 160 kilometers a day and are only allowed to rest for almost 40 hours over a period of two weeks. The race takes place in the deepest winter and brings the dogs to the limit. Many are injured, fall into ice water, break down or get sick. Their paws get sore from the many races and often their muscles give up at some point.

The dogs have no legal protection in Alaska. People can go out into the woods and shoot their dog for whatever reason. Sometimes that might be injury, sometimes it’s because they’re too old to race. The mushers make remarks like, ‘”this guy isn’t running so well, we’re gonna get rid of him”,  as if he’s a piece of furniture or a machine.

And these people are lauded in the public eye.

In the racing industry of animals, killing is common; once they get sick, weak, old, or injured, they are eliminated without crying an eye for them
And when the dogs are not running, they are usually kept in small cages.

We can only hope that this mortal torture will soon come to an end.
The Alaska Neanderthals, the mushers, should do the route themselves, which helps to stay fit and healthy.

My best regards to all, Venus

Officials In China Move to Stop the Cat and Dog Meat Trade. Add Your Name To the Petition to Support This.

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Officials in Shenzen, China have finally moved to end the deadly cat and dog meat trade amid fears of devastating illnesses like coronavirus.

 

Add your voice to help save cats and dogs by urging officials to pass the proposed ban immediately.

 

This bill would protect wild animals, too, by outlawing consumption and sale of turtles, frogs, snakes, pangolins, and more.

 

These poor creatures await their deaths in small, cramped cages. Dogs and cats may be beaten, sliced and even burned alive.

 

This must end, and the ban in Shenzen could create a ripple effect throughout China and the rest of the world, and finally stop the cruelty.

 

 

Sign the petition to join Lady Freethinker in supporting this ban and calling to protect animals from suffering, and shield humans from future pandemics

 

PETITION TARGET: Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. Cui Tiankai

Officials in Shenzhen, China recently moved to ban the horrifying dog and cat meat trade amid growing concerns that eating infected meat can transmit coronavirus and other diseases. Add your voice to show your support for this proposal, and urge officials to stop all dog and cat slaughter as soon as possible.

If enacted, the law, which coincides with a larger national movement to permanently end China’s wild animal trade, would ban consumption of all animals not on a “white list.” In addition to dogs and cats, the legislation would outlaw eating snakes, turtles and frogs, which are popular in southern China.

Now a global health emergency, coronavirus has killed over 2,700 people. The only way to prevent future outbreaks is to abolish the dangerous and largely unregulated wild animal trade, according to conservationists.

It is imperative for local administrations to step up and implement their own legislation moving to abolish the cruel dog and cat meat trade. Animals’ lives and our health depend on it.

Sign this petition urging Cui Tiankai, the Chinese Ambassador to the U.S., to support the proposed dog and cat meat ban in Shenzhen, as well as other city and provincial governments attempting to adopt similar policies.

Lebanon: Appeal To Help Abandoned and Coronavirus Affected Animals Due To Go Into Sanctuary; Who Now Cannot – Please Help.

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You Are Our Lifeline!

 

WAV Comment – 18/3     – I have just donated to Animals Lebanon to try to help them with the crisis they are facing.   I ask you please to give something if you are able;

Thanks

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Dear Supporters,

With Lebanon’s crippling economic crisis and severe bank restrictions – and now Coronavirus – the situation is desperate.

Planned fundraising events have been cancelled since October when the nationwide protests started.

 

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Costs for food, supplies and veterinary care have risen by more than 30%. People are abandoning their pets due to this sudden inflation. Others have dumped their pets due to misconception about Coronavirus.

 

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Two bears, a lion, a hyena and a wallaby were all on their way to sanctuaries. These animals are now stuck as the airlines stop flights.

Despite all hardships, saving animals never stops, and we need you now more than ever.

We have updated our website to accommodate all kind of donations

Supporters in Lebanon can donate online in LBP or USD here

International supporters can donate through PayPal here – Note that you MUST write ‘Animals Lebanon’ on the PayPal page where it asks ‘Add special instructions to the seller’.

We are not stopping but we need significant help to get through this situation.
 
You are our lifeline.

 

The following are links to 2 different ways that you can donate:

 

https://www.animalslebanon.org/donate

https://www.animalslebanon.org/get-involved/more-ways-to-give

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Portugal: mobile coffin crashed- 100 creatures dead

 

This Tuesday morning, on the N17-1 road, near the exit to the Industrial Area of ​​Alto do Padrão (between Miranda do Corvo and Lousã), a truck carrying pigs to the slaughterhouse collapsed, having been in the situation that you can see in the video. The driver of the vehicle, as far as we know, was not injured.

But the animals it carried, yes.

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We were unable to provide support as the road was closed. But we managed to register some images, so that everyone can see and hear the suffering of these animals. According to the information that arrived at the site, about 100 animals died.

But that was not all we found: the scene was of many dead pigs, but even more pigs in agony. Bleeding, with broken legs, with a broken spine, dying … an authentic Dante scene.

We also captured the moment when a guy repeatedly kicks a pig, so that it does not move away from the place where his brothers perished.

 

 

At the end of the day, more than 9 hours later, we returned to the place.

Some animals had already been taken, but many pigs were still there, clearly very injured.
A pig, probably with a broken spine, just fiddled with its nose in the dirt.
Another, with broken back legs, tried to get up and walk, succumbing and lying down again.

None of these animals were rescued to end their suffering.
These animals were more than 9 hours to be removed from the site.

And make no mistake: they were not rescued, as they will still be killed.

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My comment: The driver almost always remains unharmed with every transport accident involving animals.
How can one believe in justice and God when half of the coffin hangs in the abyss and the coffin leader still escapes alive?

If we had 100 dead truck drivers instead of 100 dead pigs each year during animal transports, that might be a reason not to have any more.
Only in this case will be the business no longer profitable.

The animals are slaughtered anyway, a few less are calculated as losses on each trip.

When do we finally say stop? until here and not further? WHEN?

My best regards to all, Venus

Kittbull: a nice adoption story

A cat and a pit bull make friends and flee from an evil dog owner. The Pixar film “Kitbull” is cute, dramatic – and unfortunately realistic.

“Kitbull” is not only incredibly cute and dramatic – but unfortunately also quite realistic. 💔

Actually, filmmaker Rosana Sullivan wanted to tell the story of an unusual friendship. She herself is rather shy, much like the little cat who in “Kitbull” first looks at a large pit bull fearfully, then even scratches out of sheer panic – and finally makes friends with him.
The message is clear: it is worth looking beyond apparent differences, because even a grim-looking dog is actually a playful and friendly animal.

In the end, “Kitbull” shows something else: The kitten encourages the pit bull to flee together from its owner, who chains the dog outside and injures him badly.

Unfortunately, this tethering is a reality, especially in the USA, and in Germany, too, certain dog breeds, in particular, are often kept by people who see them as a fighting tool rather than a living being – which is why we have been requesting a dog license for a long time.

The family that ultimately adopted the dog and cat in film would probably get it easily, because they approach the animals gently and treat them with love.

A happy ending that reminds us that keeping animals is a responsible task – and that you should never buy an animal because there are enough that are eagerly awaiting adoption.

https://www.petazwei.de/kitbull

 

And I mean…You can do that when you find an abandoned animal: adopt! thousands of them want nothing more than a house, a little food and love; thausands abandoned animals are waiting in sad shelters for someone to change their miserable lives.

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An adoption is a hard blow to the irresponsibility and ignorance of the assholes, they put animals on the street like they do with their garbage bags every day.
We correct the misery that others have created.
Because animals only have us!

My best regards to all, Venus