Day: May 19, 2020

We have to close the zoo prisons

The Pata Zoo is located above a shopping center in Bangkok, Thailand and is one of the saddest places in the world.

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PETA Asia’s latest investigation shows that the caged animals are in bare, dark cages. Enrichment, e.g. through employment material, there is little or no. The animals are obviously doing badly – such as the orangutan (www.peta.de/orang-utan-sandra-…)

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Kat, who has almost nothing available for mental stimulation and who is never even close enough can move.

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Or Bua Noi, a gorilla lady who is all alone and has been behind bars since 1983.

 

In November 2019, activists from PETA Asia held a colorful protest (www.petaasia.com/news/colorful…) in front of the shopping center.

This led to a meeting with the owner of the zoo to discuss the conditions in the zoo and the possibility of taking the animals to a recognized sanctuary.
PETA Asia has offered to transfer all animals to a sanctuary, where they would have trees to climb, grass to roll, and many other animals to play with.

Although the owner has promised open communication to further discuss this matter, PETA Asia has received no response since then. …

 

Please sign the petition: https://www.peta.de/pata-zoo-bangkok

 

My comment: Even under the best of circumstances at the best of zoos, captivity cannot begin to replicate wild animals’ habitats.
Animals are often prevented from doing most of the things that are natural and important to them, like running, roaming, flying, climbing, foraging, choosing a partner, and being with others of their own kind.

Zoos teach people that it is acceptable to interfere with animals and keep them locked up in captivity, where they are bored, cramped, lonely, deprived of all control over their lives, and far from their natural homes.

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Zoos often kill the animals when there are “too many” of a particular species.

There are hundreds of cases where animals are starved to near death. Zoo animals are treated like prisoners.

Zoo use animals to make some money out of it.

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It is an ugly lie to tell people zoos are educational for the kids or any age person.

We can learn everything about any animal online, we can watch videos, read articles, books and so.

Just like we all know much about dinosaurs even if we never seen them in real.
There is no need to make animals suffer in the name of education or any other reason.

The best education is to teach your kids never to visit a zoo.

My best regards to all, Venus

EU Commission: Association against animal welfare

Pro-Brexit supporters burn an EU flag during a UKIP demonstration in central London

The EU Commission with its 27 members (after Brexit) is a supranational body and has the executive’s tasks in the political system.
In other words: it is the “police” of the EU area.
It is called the “guardian of the treaties” and makes sure that all EU countries abide by the law.

As soon as a violation in animal transport is sufficiently proven (and there are not only sufficient videos of it, but also shocking), it can turn the EU Court of Justice against a member state.
This means that the Commission must intervene in the event of suspected violations of European law.

One thing has to be said about this: the members of the EU Commission are not elected by the EU citizens, but by the EU Parliament.
The same applies to the head of the EU Commission, Ursula von der Leyen.

Of course, the majority of the EU Parliament is necessary for the EU Commission election (members and presidents), but if we take into account that EU is = Germany, we know who is voting for whom!

The EU tolerates constant breaches of contract, and one of them is their shameless inaction against the video-documented manure stands during animal transport.

And not only!

– The EU Commission finally dropped the 8hours campaign (under the then health commissioner John Dalli, who was removed due to corruption), despite the 1.2 million signatures.

-The EU Commission refuses to ban animal transports to third world countries.

-To date, the EU Commission has ignored the end the cage age campaign with 1.1 million votes. In Portugal and Spain, the alternative forms of keeping hardly play a role. Cage systems dominate there with over 90% of hens. Poland also primarily relies on cage systems (88.5%)

– About 13 million pigs end up in animal carcass annually because they die on the farm or have to be killed. Germany’s Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner has extended the (illegal) pig box for another 17 years.

– Every year around 7 billion male chicks are killed-gassed or ground- as soon as they hatch just because they are male. The German parliament decided in 2016 not to ban the practice. It was feared that a ban would weaken German agriculture.

The EU Commission is not taking any action.

All of this, and is just a few examples, takes place with the subsidies and support of the largest agricultural lobby, the EU Commission.

The animal rights activists, but also the enlightened citizens of Europe are fed up with the fact that in Brussels a caste of oligarchs, shamelessly and without respect for agreed laws, acts practically against the animals.

Eurogroup for Animals writes: “We trust that the Commission’s assessment – and the accompanying consultation – will lead to concrete measures aimed at improving existing legislation and introducing new legislation to adequately protect other species”.

It takes a great deal of naivety to speak of “trust” if we have only experienced ignorance, inaction and indifference from the EU Commission in the past.

My best regards to all, Venus