Our ‘Clustrmap’; https://clustrmaps.com/site/1a9kn or world map showing visitors to the site, can be a pretty useful thing. It tells us where our daily visitors are from around the world, and it tells us of the number of visitors.
So, by pure chance, I was looking today and noticed that we have some visitor friends from Cambodia. So, it was time to delve a little deeper and find out more about Cambodian animal rights. A simple Google search on the engine took me to ‘Animal Rescue Cambodia’.
I then hooked it over to ‘World Animal Net’; which is a site we use to find welfare organisations in any part of the world – this is really useful if you are in the area and need help or assistance, as many links to the organisations are given.
So I typed in a search for ‘Cambodia’; and was given the following:
Our visitor friends from Cambodia may well be familiar with all of these organisations, but maybe they are not – so if we can help by giving national groups that may be of help to animals in need then we are happy to do it.
Here is the WAN link – http://worldanimal.net/ – then go to the ‘Directory’ tab at the top of the page, select your global area and search for helping organisations.
How vast is a mother’s love! When you watch this rescue video below, you’ll remember the umbrella of love your own mother held over you most of the days of your life, and you’ll probably recognize yourself as the kid begging his mom to play. We can see so easily that in cows, just like in our own species, the mother-child bond is physical, practical, and highly emotional. All mothers try to protect their children. Animal mothers teach their children how to keep clean, how to play, how to stay safe, how to find food. Animal mothers even clean wounds in their young as best they can. But sometimes Mother can’t do it all, and we have the chance to help. Thank you for helping us to be a mother’s helper when a baby is in danger.
Mother cow lavishes love on her wounded baby.
A serious wound covered in flies caused this baby intense distress. We brought both the calf (Moon) and his mother (Jupiter) to Animal Aid for his several weeks of treatment. As soon as his wound was cleaned and bandaged, his mood lightened incredibly, and he constantly invited his mom to play. It was as if he felt so secure with her always by his side that he was the perfect little patient, and she was the perfect loving angel always in the wings.
In most dairies, including the backyard dairies in villages, when a baby is only a couple of days old, they are taken from their anguished mother cows or tied apart from her to prevent the baby from nursing or having any physical contact. Watching Jupiter and Moon, it’s very clear that snuggling, grooming and touching is as important as sunlight and air.
But Jupiter couldn’t clean and bandage Moon’s wound. That’s where you come in.Please donate.
Ramu’s crusted skin was like gravel but he became soft as a rose petal when he healed.
The crusting from advanced mange was encasing this older dog as if he was growing gravel instead of skin. Though mange is curable, he was made so frail by this terrible skin disease that we knew he could lose his life in his battle. He touched our hearts with his quiet, understated determination. But though he was subtle, his nature was so incredibly sweet that everyone loved him as soon as they looked into his innocent eyes. And when he was healed, he was as beautiful on the outside as he was, all along, on the inside. Meet Ramu today.
You can help a downcast dog lift his head again. In hope. Please donate.
Kali is a street dog with a loving family. Their love helped save her life.
We share so many stories where there has been negligence or cruelty: ropes tied and forgotten, animals hit by cars and to die by the side of the road, mange far too advanced before someone calls us for help. But many animals in India are deeply loved.
Kali is one such lucky “community” dog. The guardianship of her neighbors may not look like typical “pet ownership.” She isn’t kept inside a house. But she is loved, and lives with utter freedom with the other street dogs in her neighborhood, traipsing here and there. When Kali was hit by a bike and couldn’t stand, her guardians immediately called us to help.
We thought initially that Kali might have a spine injury because she couldn’t bear weight on any of her legs. But Kali would not give up, maybe because she couldn’t wait to get back to her neighborhood filled with love. Kali’s reunion with her beloved friends is beautiful.
Little Jet is a street boy who probably hadn’t had too many desserts in his life, but it took him no time at all, even in his darkest hour, to find he has a sweet tooth!
Celebrate the Staff: Aditi Dixit
Coordinating volunteers requires deep and immediate understanding of individual animals and equal insight into the character of people. Having moved to Udaipur from Bangalore last year just to work here, Aditi possesses this rare gift. During lockdown, with our volunteer program closed, Aditi has stepped in to manage the animal care in our Dog Hospital. She is a life-saver for animals and for her colleagues, an inspiration for her versatility and sweetness.
A dear animal rights activist found an exhausted WASP just today, and had to help her, that was not planned for World Bee Day 😅! It wobbled and kept falling over. The animal quickly recovered with a little sugar water. After strengthening, the wasp cleaned itself quickly .. and then it flew away 🐝
That’s how nature is – always good for a surprise!
Thanks to everyone who loves even the smallest animals.
Stadium confirms end of greyhound racing in Peterborough after 75 years
The final lap of greyhound racing has been completed after the city’s stadium confirmed there would be no more racing there – even after the COVID-19 pandemic is over.
The stadium owners confirmed the decision today, due to the financial pressures partially caused by the current pandemic.
In a statement, a spokesman for the stadium said: ““After much careful thought and consideration, and after 75 years, the Perkins family have decided to cease trading as a greyhound racing stadium with immediate effect.
“We are an evening greyhound racing venue and rely heavily on income from customers attending the venue to eat, drink, and bet (on our Tote) to survive. Without the substantial number of visitors we have experienced in the run up to the current Coronavirus outbreak, and the prospect of this not being achieved in even the longer term as social distancing measures remain in place, the long- term viability of continuing to trade from the site as a greyhound racing stadium is unsustainable.
“This is a decision that has not been taken lightly and has been taken in conjunction with and on the advice of our accountants. Long term, we are advised that the site cannot make a sufficient return to continue operating profitably as a greyhound racing stadium.
“So, it is with a heavy heart that the Perkins family would like to thank all greyhound owners and trainers, past and present, who have been attached to the stadium over the years for their support. We would also like to thank all those patrons who have visited and enjoyed a night`s racing with us over the years.
“The company remains active, and we are looking at other opportunities.”
Mark Bird, managing director of the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) said; “We are extremely saddened to hear the news that Peterborough Greyhound Stadium is to close.
“It is a long established, family run track run by the Perkins Family since 1945 that has served its community throughout all that time and holds incredible, long lasting memories for racing fans throughout the country.
“The news clearly makes it a bittersweet week for our sport, as we have welcomed a safe return to trialling at many of our tracks and turned a corner since the start of this pandemic.
“We have also, of course, had the announcement that greyhound racing will shortly be returning to Towcester which is such a positive signal for the future of our sport.
“Our thoughts and best wishes are obviously with all those associated with the stadium at this incredibly difficult time. The ongoing situation with coronavirus is taking a significant toll on all sport, hospitality and leisure businesses which rely on spectators for their income.
“At GBGB, we will continue to provide whatever support we can, in particular to those trainers and owners affected. We will shortly be contacting all Peterborough attached trainers to check on their position moving forward.”
PETITION TARGET: Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Angela Thoko Didiza
In a devastating setback for animal conservation, elephants, rhinos and other endangered animals on the brink of extinction could be list as “meat” in a proposed legislative amendment in South Africa.
These animals, along with giraffes, hippos, zebras, and even the critically endangered white antelope, could soon be added to the Meat Safety Act. A vast array of wildlife would be viewed as food rather than the majestic, sentient creatures they are.
“South Africa is preparing to expand and intensify captive breeding of wild species and sell their meat in the food markets,” according to the African Conservation Foundation. “The proposal is to expand the number of non-domestic but edible species ‘that can be slaughtered as food for humans or for animal consumption.’”
Killing and eating wild, endangered and threatened animals isn’t just cruel and reckless — it poses a serious risk to human health, as the coronavirus pandemic clearly demonstrates. Wild animals carry a host of zoonotic diseases that can — and do — jump to humans and spread rapidly throughout our own populations. Elephants alone can spread tuberculosis, anthrax and salmonella, potentially sickening and killing any humans they come in contact with.
We must send a clear message to the government of South Africa: endangered animals are NOT food.
Sign this petition urging the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Angela Thoko Didiza, to halt this terrible amendment, preventing the slaughter and consumption of some of South Africa’s most rare and wonderful animals and potentially saving humans from another global tragedy.
Erdlingshof employees bought the animal and started a two-week fishing campaign with two bait cattle.
Ferdinand is in this wonderful courtyard today and here is the current video and report about his new life:
“Ferdinand has been on the “Erdlingshof ” for 2.5 weeks now. And he already has so much trust in us that we wonder how it can be after everything he has already gone through.
🐮😢 We are overjoyed that he gives us his love and trust and even lies on the floor with Johannes as if it were the most normal thing in the world. 😲 ❤ Ferdinand, we are so happy that you managed to escape death in the slaughterhouse and hope that your story will open many hearts! 🙏”
I think...There is nothing better than watching happy animals!
Watch this video and share as much as possible … the world needs to know that this is still happening.
Abuse and killing of galgos must stop !!
Spain is one of the few countries where it is legal to hunt with greyhounds. At the end of the hunting season, many dogs are eliminated or abandoned.
Lax laws allow this practice to be maintained.
After the hunting season, galgos and podencos are still slain, hung up, thrown into wells, tied up somewhere where they starve, thrown alive in crevices or disposed of in some other bestial way.
It’s the damn hunters who use these practices.
The most common method of killing animals is hanging from trees; this type of killing is called “playing the piano”.
The name refers to the dogs’ desperate attempts to stay alive when hung so that their hind feet still lightly touch the ground (this is to maximize animal suffering).
It can take hours for the animals to die painfully.
An obvious new way to get rid of their “beloved” dogs, mostly hunting dogs, is this: the animals are tied to the tracks to be killed by a train!
Dozens of carcasses still attached to the tracks have been found in Seville, or in the villages!
Some were smashed by the train. Some of the dead dogs are even marked with a chip.
(The documentation in the video is from February 2018).
A terrible sight! the discoverers of the mass grave were horrified when they discovered the 30 partially preserved, decayed or skeletonized galgos that lay in a hidden trench in Tarancón (Cuenca- Castilla region)
The dogs were all hunting dogs, mostly galgos. After initial investigations, the Seprona confirmed that due to the state of decay, some of the carcasses have been in this mass grave for a long time, others only recently.
The officials also assume that some of the animals were certainly thrown into the pit alive so that they suffer a slow and painful death,there is no escape from the trench!
Many of the galgos have been shipped, and one is confident that the animal torturers can be identified.
And I mean…It is important to know that every Spanish autonomy has its own animal protection laws.
Other regions may also come up with the idea of excluding hunting dogs from animal welfare, just as bullfighting -as a tradition- is also excluded from animal welfare at EU level. (On November 7, 2013, bullfighting was declared as cultural heritage in Spain, thus legally protecting this bloody slaughter).
Hunting is a hobby for psychopaths that is run by the circles of governments, judges, lawyers, doctors and other financially well-protected sadists and moves millions of euros annually.
But Spain also has many animal welfare organizations and animal rights activists who save as many dogs as possible each year.
We would like to thank them from here for their great work and we wish them a lot of strength in their tough fight.
Spanish writer Chesús Yuste delivered a moving speech about this tragedy in Madrid in 2018.
He complains of animal abuse, speaks of shelters that collapse due to the large number of abandoned dogs, and above all he complains about the impunity of hunters who abuse their animals and a society that ignores these crimes.
Excerpt from Chesús Yuste’s speech:
“The government must act immediately. The Galgos tragedy must be history. And when that day comes, it will come thanks to the work of many people in many communities who do things big and small. Organizing demonstrations by activists who use it to expose the crimes of hunting, document them in films, spread the message and provide them on social networks, the people who offer rescue and home for these dogs and do a thousand other things. On behalf of the animals, let me thank them for that.
Friends, friends! As Víctor Hugo said: “There is nothing stronger than an idea whose time has come”. Have no doubt. If the 19th century was the end of human slavery and the 20th century was equal rights for women, we are absolutely convinced that the 21st century will be the recognition of animal rights. We are working to achieve this. We will all make it together.