Day: March 29, 2020

A hundred years ago

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The Spanish flu, the most deadly in modern times, lasted from January 1918-December 1919 and killed approximately 50 million people worldwide, nearly 675,000 in the United States.

This deadly airborne strain affected everyone. Efforts to curb the flu required people to wear face masks and public meetings were discouraged.

Saloons, dance halls, and theaters were recommended to close. In some towns store hours were staggered to prevent crowds.

People were advised to avoid shaking hands and to stay indoors, libraries put a halt on lending books and regulations were passed banning spitting.

At the time there were no effective drugs or vaccines to treat this strain or prevent its spread. Researchers later discovered what made the 1918 pandemic so deadly: In many victims, the influenza virus had invaded their lungs and caused pneumonia.

(Photograph courtesy of the Saratoga Historical Foundation)

And…A hundred years after the Spanish flu, there are still no effective medicines or vaccines to treat the corona or prevent it from spreading.
And we claim that medicine works wonders today!

Regards and a good night from Venus

Useful Information About the Virus.

The following is from an Asst. Prof in infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins University, and is very informative.

 

* The virus is not a living organism, but a protein molecule (DNA) covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the cells of the ocular, nasal or buccal mucosa, changes their genetic code. (mutation) and convert them into aggressor and multiplier cells.

* Since the virus is not a living organism but a protein molecule, it is not killed, but decays on its own. The disintegration time depends on the temperature, humidity and type of material where it lies.

* The virus is very fragile; the only thing that protects it is a thin outer layer of fat. That is why any soap or detergent is the best remedy, because the foam CUTS the FAT (that is why you have to rub so much: for 20 seconds or more, to make a lot of foam).

By dissolving the fat layer, the protein molecule disperses and breaks down on its own.

* HEAT melts fat; this is why it is so good to use water above 25 degrees Celsius for washing hands, clothes and everything. In addition, hot water makes more foam and that makes it even more useful.

* Alcohol or any mixture with alcohol over 65% DISSOLVES ANY FAT, especially the external lipid layer of the virus.

* Any mix with 1 part bleach and 5 parts water directly dissolves the protein, breaks it down from the inside.

* Oxygenated water helps long after soap, alcohol and chlorine, because peroxide dissolves the virus protein, but you have to use it pure and it hurts your skin.

* NO BACTERICIDE OR ANTIBIOTIC SERVES. The virus is not a living organism like bacteria; antibodies cannot kill what is not alive.

* NEVER shake used or unused clothing, sheets or cloth. While it is glued to a porous surface, it is very inert and disintegrates only
-between 3 hours (fabric and porous),

-4 hours (copper and wood)
-24 hours (cardboard),
– 42 hours (metal) and
-72 hours (plastic).

But if you shake it or use a feather duster, the virus molecules float in the air for up to 3 hours, and can lodge in your nose.

* The virus molecules remain very stable in external cold, or artificial as air conditioners in houses and cars.

They also need moisture to stay stable, and especially darkness. Therefore, dehumidified, dry, warm and bright environments will degrade it faster.

* UV LIGHT on any object that may contain it breaks down the virus protein. For example, to disinfect and reuse a mask is perfect. Be careful, it also breaks down collagen (which is protein) in the skin.

* The virus CANNOT go through healthy skin.

* Vinegar is NOT useful because it does not break down the protective layer of fat.

* NO SPIRITS, NOR VODKA, serve. The strongest vodka is 40% alcohol, and you need 65%.

* LISTERINE IF IT SERVES! It is 65% alcohol.

* The more confined the space, the more concentration of the virus there can be. The more open or naturally ventilated, the less.

* You have to wash your hands before and after touching mucosa, food, locks, knobs, switches, remote control, cell phone, watches, computers, desks, TV, etc. And when using the bathroom.

* You have to HUMIDIFY HANDS DRY from so much washing them, because the molecules can hide in the micro cracks. The thicker the moisturizer, the better.

* Also keep your NAILS SHORT so that the virus does not hide there.

-JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL

 

 

Give us our daily meat…

 

 

WHO experts have been warning about the outbreak of a super epidemic for years.
But we don’t need to hear it from WHO when we see such videos.

How can a meat eater continue to consume its meat when it sees the conditions of the animals that supply it?
No matter whether the consequences of such an attitude are: corona, swine flu, bird flu, or cancer … There is shit in their flesh, but they don’t want to see it.

Under the low quality standards for food, no meat eater is sure that he has not eaten spoiled meat too often.
In fact, spoiled meat in meat factories around the world does not seem to be the exception, but the rule.

But no health minister would ever warn consumers: this product can contain dangerous amounts of pesticides, arsenic, antibiotics and hormones.
This animal from which your meat was made has lived in its excrement in the middle of bacteria, parasites and dangerous viruses and may be transmitted to you.
Wash your hands is the motto!
Because every minister is also part of the meat mafia and the business must go on.

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Today, in the 21st century, we are not even able to shut down the tapes of all slaughterhouses and forbid eating corpses, even though we know that WE are the ones who can benefit from it.

My best regards to all, Venus

Holland: suspension of animal transports because of Corona

Breaking News: Netherlands suspend animal transports because of Corona

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The unbearable situation for animals in transport and the protests on the part of animal protection are finally having an effect: From now on, breeding cattle, horses, sheep, goats and exotic animal species should no longer be exported from Holland. Dairy cows that should be transported abroad for slaughter must also remain in the country.

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The partial suspension of transports in Holland is a step in the right direction. We would like Germany to be guided by the legal implementation and to have a transport stop as soon as possible.

In view of the backlog of vehicles at the borders, the German Animal Welfare Association is calling for an end to long-distance transport of live animals. In the mega traffic jam on the A4 at the German-Polish border, but also on the border from Poland to Lithuania or in Croatia, animal transporters are currently stuck for hours or days due to the stricter border controls.
The situation is extremely stressful for the animals. They lack water and feed, cows cannot be milked and they are in their excrement because the litter cannot be renewed and the animals cannot be dumped.

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Transports to third countries are particularly critical

Weekly animal transports to countries outside the EU start every week in Germany. Breeding associations have recently announced further transports to Azerbaijan, Algeria, Uzbekistan, Iran and Turkey. Transports to destinations in third countries, especially breeding animals, have nothing to do with security of supply in the EU, but follow purely economic interests.

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Even under normal circumstances, live animal transports across Europe and the world are torture for the animals. If there are disruptions in the process, as is the case now in the times of Corona, it will go to hell.

Generally, long-distance transport needs to be stopped. In view of the dramatic situation, you have to start immediately, ”says Thomas Schröder, President of the German Animal Welfare Association. “When animals suffer, cows scream in pain because they cannot be milked, everyone should be aware that animals are not a commodity, they are living beings. The current situation shows us clearly how many animals are constantly transported over thousands of kilometers. ”

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The German Animal Welfare Association, together with other European animal welfare organizations, wrote to the EU Commission asking them to suspend animal transport due to the current situation. Animal welfare reasons, but also the risk of the driver spreading corona, clearly speak against continuing transport. From an animal welfare point of view, the fundamental goal must be to completely abolish live animal transport.

https://www.tierschutzbund.de/news-storage/landwirtschaft/190320-tiertransporte-tiere-leiden-in-corona-megastaus/

https://vgt.at/presse/news/2020/news20200327mn.php

 

And I mean…When countries within the EU begin to act independently in animal transport and factory farming in general, there is hope that positive changes will result.
France was the first country in the summer 2019 to stop transporting animals due to heat records. The countries must finally become independent, we all have nothing to expect from the EU.
To do this, the animal rights movement must work in a targeted and united manner.

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My best regards to all, Venus

A View on Coronavirus; From Friend Lesley at ‘Eyes on Animals’ (NL).

Dear donors and friends,

 

This is not a usual newsletter, but more of a blog. In order to give a break to our volunteer translators during this difficult time, I am only writing in English. And it’s a longer read than usual. Thanks for your understanding.

 

 

 

 

 

What caused the Corona-virus?

When Emmanual Macron, president of France announced last week “we are at war against this virus” I could not help but wonder why so many leaders of the world are announcing a war against the virus, and not against the source of this virus. I was also wondering why most media were reporting only on the effects and deaths of the virus, and very little could be found about where it came from and why.

Of course, we want to beat this virus, find a vaccine against it and stop all the suffering of people. Not just for those lying in the hospital, but also those that have lost their jobs, are isolated and lonely, not able to visit their loved ones, not knowing how they will afford to support themselves now or later without a paycheck… But without a war on the way animals are caged, handled and slaughtered at such meat markets, we will never win “this war” as more viruses will come.

 

 

Wuhan live animal and meat market is not the only live animal market where exotic and domestic animals are mixed, kept in filthy tiny cages and forced to face days of extreme fear after being transported from far away. There are hundreds of thousands of these meat and exotic pet markets all over the world. I saw with my own eyes huge warehouses even in The Netherlands full of reptiles, arachnids, parrots and even hyenas imported from all over the world.

 

 

Without putting a stop to this wildlife trade, we will face more and more viruses that threaten humans. Corona is not the first case; HIV, SARS, MERS and Ebola also all came from handling and eating wild and stressed animals and led to massive human suffering on top of the obvious animal suffering.

And we also know that transporting farm animals around the world was causing the suffering of billions of animals when we had to “cull” them, often in horrific ways (gassing them here and in many other parts of the world burying them alive in huge pits) because of diseases breaking out and spreading like bush fire due to the sheer numbers and international transport of animals. Think of the avian flu, the African swine fever, Mad cow, Foot and Mouth… Why didn’t we fight the war against the cause off these viruses to put a stop to the suffering of these animals?

How do we win these wars? How do we put an end to the risk of causing more animal and human suffering?

 

 

Plants didn’t give us Corona

As you know, Eyes on Animals is not a radical organization. We do not see all animal transporters or even slaughterhouse managers as brutal murderers nor do we point fingers. We see that there is a food system started by all of us that is full of inherent problems and needs to change. A system that can only be changed by intelligent discussions, transparency and cooperation among all of us. We all want a good world where people, including animal farmers, transporters and slaughterers have a chance to have a happy and healthy life, the chance to work and be financially independent.

There have been many truck drivers and slaughterhouse personnel that have done their best at adopting better practices and shown genuine interest in improving animal welfare. But regardless, the system is too risky. Many people continue to think that we need to eat meat and dairy, or are worried about losing their jobs, should society stop eating meat and dairy. But that is not the case and where we can, we should now more than ever move to a plant-based diet.

Plants never caused virus among people. Plants never caused mass-cullings of innocent animals. Feeding people with plants will create new job opportunities. We see this more and more every day, with companies springing up everywhere selling everything from pea protein to pineapple leather. Even in Ghana we visited vegetarian and vegan restaurants.

 

 

Working for the animals – from home

The corona virus has made us at Eyes on Animals have to stay at home, but we have been incredibly busy trying to raise awareness about this important issue and prevent further animal suffering. We have been holding conference calls with other NGOs and together writing letters to the European Commission about the current risk of farm animals in transit and to breeders encouraging them to decrease breeding at the moment to avoid a back-log. We have been calling as many journalists as possible encouraging them to report more on the source of this virus, to expose the horrible animal suffering at these meat markets in China and beyond.

We are doing everything to help people recognize that this virus did not just come out of nowhere, but that similar situations can and should be prevented in the future, and will bring back hope to people. Bring back a sense of control for our future.

 

 

Educate!

Now more than ever is the time to educate ourselves and spread this news. Now more than ever it is time to, respectfully, phase out our dependence on meat and dairy products and replace them with the production of more plant-based foods.

Below is a list of articles we collected about the source of the corona virus that make for very interesting reading and watching. Please pass these on to friends and colleagues, particularly ones still unaware of these issues.

 

In Dutch
OneWorld Waarom vechten we tegen Corona zonder de oorzaak te bespreken
Jort Kelder in RTL Boulevard

 

In English
60 Minutes Australia – Excellent documentary about corona and its source
Video message from Dr. Jane Goodal, world renowned ethologist

The Guardian Billion-dollar wildlife industry in Vietnam under assault as law drafted to halt trading
The Guardian ‘Nature is taking back Venice’: wildlife returns to tourist-free city
The Guardian ‘Tip of the iceberg’: is our destruction of nature responsible for Covid-19?
The Guardian Cattle Gridlock: EU border delays add to coronavirus strain on meat trade
The Animal Reader This pandemic is our fault: stop exploiting animals
Brussels Times Coronavirus: Humans suffer but also animals in transport over borders

 

We hope you and your loved ones will stay healthy and safe. With best wishes from us all,

Lesley Moffat
director of Eyes on Animals