Day: May 22, 2020

human supremacy is violence

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Humans have no more of a right to be on this planet than other animals. Years of tradition and a social belief of human supremacy has led us to believe that humans, out of all other animals, have a right to pillage, destroy, and kill other beings.

Well, the time will come for the world to realize that we share this planet with many other animals.

Animals who have voices, fears, and desires. The time has come to realize that we are ALL earthlings, with the right to life and freedom.

Regards from Venus

USA: Petition – Demand Justice for Little Beagle Beaten, Muzzle Zip Tied and then Drowned In Pond. Demand Maximum Penalty for Abuser.

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A Beagle was found tragically drowned in a pond, beaten and with his snout zip-tied shut, allegedly at the hands of his owner. Demand justice for this poor animal.

Petition Link :

https://animalpetitions.org/864835/justice-for-beagle-found-beaten-and-drowned-in-pond/

 

Target: Scarlett A. Wilson, Berkeley County Solicitor, Berkeley County, S.C.

Goal: Punish man who allegedly abused and drowned his pet Beagle.

A Beagle was found drowned in a pond, his muzzle zip-tied and his body battered.

Sign the petition to demand that the man allegedly responsible for this horrific crime face the severest penalty the law allows.

Jeremy Bush is facing a felony charge of mistreatment of animals after his pet Beagle was found drowned in a pond. Authorities allege that Bush murdered the dog on purpose, beating the animal and then zip-tying his muzzle before disposing of the body. This reported attack was caught on video.

No animal should ever have to endure such cruelty and mistreatment. Sign the petition to demand that Bush be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

 

 

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Solicitor Wilson,

An innocent Beagle was found drowned in a pond, allegedly beaten and disposed of by Jeremy Bush. The poor animal was reported to have been battered for 15 minutes before his muzzle was zip-tied and his body was thrown into a nearby pond.

Bush is facing felony charges for these alleged crimes. I demand that you prosecute him to the fullest extent the law allows. Do not let this cruelty go unpunished.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Trent Roche

 

 

 

 

 

Morrissey – This bloke is a massive animal rights advocate from England – Enjoy !

 

 

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Corona: a well-cultivated virus for billionaires

 

From the blog of “Doctors Against Animal Experiments”, 19.05.2020

It feels like a time machine: genetic information was successfully decoded in a very short time, first trials on monkeys were promising, and soon the vaccine will be tested on humans.
Sounds familiar – in fact it is a report on SARS from 2003.

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The article in the “German medical magazine” reported on the progress of vaccine development against SARS-CoV, the “first” coronavirus.

The virus family of Coronaviridae includes the currently rampant SARS-CoV-2 and the SARS-CoV-1, which was created in China in 2002.
At the time, this virus triggered a pandemic that killed nearly 800 people worldwide.

Here too, research was intensively carried out on therapy and, above all, vaccination.

If you take a closer look at the earlier data, this has a more than revealing effect: In 2010 (7 years after the outbreak of the pandemic) a vaccine was tested on mice, among other things. The animals showed only limited immunity, which even completely disappeared after 18 weeks.

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In 2012, almost 10 years after the outbreak, vaccinated mice showed an antibody formation, but after infection with the virus also an autoimmune reaction of the lungs, i.e. the defense system was directed against its own tissue.

Research on a vaccine was discontinued shortly thereafter.
Reason: the virus no longer occurs. This makes us suspicious, because at this point the pandemic had been over for almost 10 years and all animal tests that had taken place shortly before were unsuccessful.
Was it perhaps more because the (animal-based) research simply did not progress and then an apology was sought to secretly drop the whole thing under the table?

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Christian Drosten, currently the best known virologist in Germany, wrote a report in 2003 that reads that the SARS virus, even if it disappears, can withdraw into animal reservoirs and from that reservoir … “in due course, an epidemic can arise … “

This also contradicts the credibility of the above statement – especially since MERS appeared in 2012, also a type of corona virus, for which no vaccination for humans exists to this day.

Logically speaking, research should have continued from there at the latest.

The report also says that a vaccine can be expected in 1 to 2 years at the earliest, and that it is “encouraging” that the virus is well cultivated (!!!) and that there are already vaccines against animal corona viruses, that infect birds or dogs, for example.

This clearly shows that animal experiments do not make any sense in research – because a vaccine for humans against the first SARS virus still does not exist today, 17 years later.

Now it is pretended that animal experiments are inevitable to find a vaccine, and as in the past, the world is promised full rescue.

With all of this, in addition to the massive and unacceptable ineffectiveness, another problem is revealed: animal experiments are time and thus (tax) money wasters.

At the same time, there are promising insights from human-focused research: using human cells, mini-organs (organoids) can be grown in the laboratory, on which both the route of infection and the effects of possible medicines can be traced – which costs only a fraction of the time and money that is sunk into the animal testing system.

The importance of this human-based research is demonstrated, for example, by the fact that the respected Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin describes its lung organoids as an “ideal test system”.

Promising, fast, cheap and human-relevant results compared to non-transferable, expensive, lengthy and painful animal experiments: we should learn from the past and
put the focus on the research methods of the future.

https://www.aerzte-gegen-tierversuche.de/de/neuigkeiten/3174-corona-impfstoff-zurueck-in-die-zukunft

 

My comment: Just today I read in an article that the full approval process for vaccines usually takes more than a decade, and even the most optimistic experts – including Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has become the public face of US Covid-19 policy- has said that a shot will only be completed in another year, and even up to 18 months.

When a vaccine is launched in the middle of a pandemic, extensive safety reviews need to be sacrificed for efficiency – a compromise that can be catastrophic, like the 2009 Pandemrix swine flu vaccine, which caused permanent brain damage in over 1,000 British patients.

The parallels between Covid-19 and that epidemic are ominous – wildly inflated death predictions had spooked the UK government into approving Pandemrix without sufficient safety data – and it surely won’t help Americans’ trust in this vaccine that Trump’s “vaccine czar” Moncef Slaoui ran GlaxoSmithKline’s vaccine division during the swine flu debacle.

Slaoui earned $3 million on Monday alone from Moderna, which is still considered the leading candidate in the vaccine race, even though the drug company has never brought a vaccine to market.

After hyping up what were essentially meaningless preliminary results, Moderna’s stock shot up 25 percent, bringing his holdings to over $10 million.

A vaccine produced at Oxford University hasn’t fared much better, with all six rhesus monkeys who received the shot becoming infected anyway – despite a preliminary report that tried to spin the failure as representing “some” success.

I cannot understand why anyone can be in favor of the next COVID-19 untested, unsafe vaccinations under those circumstances unless they want to die and don’t care what’s actually in the vaccination.

My best regard to all, Venus

England: How Much More Proof Does the World Need ? – Factory Farms are Mega Shit for Animals and Dangerous for Humans. Not Rocket Science !

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We are presently inundating you with information because COVID-19 has coincided with the new Agriculture Bill and we need you to call the alarm. To take a quote from our interviewee, Michael Greger; “In this new age of emerging diseases we now have billions of feathered and curly tail test tubes, for viruses to incubate and mutate within. Billion more spins at pandemic roulette. Maybe COVID-19 is the dry run we needed, the fire drill, to wake us up out of our complacency to reform the food system before it’s too late.”

We have interviewed several people from the scientific community who have spoken out about factory farming and the stress they inflict on animals and risk this poses to public health.

 

Author of Bird Flu: A Virus of Our Own Hatching and leading nutritionist, Dr Michael Greger accounts past pandemics and their roots in the industrialisation of livestock production. He advises “along with human culpability comes hope and, if changes in human behaviour can cause new plagues, maybe changes in human behaviour may prevent them in the future.”

 

 

 

Dr Lizzie Rowe, senior researcher at the Sustainable Food Trust, and a research associate at the University of Bristol tells us how poor welfare and squalid conditions in factory farms causes stress & disease in animals that have the potential to unleash viruses to human populations. She strongly believes that high welfare farming should not be a luxury, it should be an imperative.

 

 

News of 3 coronavirus deaths linked to a meat packing plant in West Yorkshire is the first report of this catastrophe on English soil. It reminds us that giant meat plants are intrinsically volatile due to insufficient care of the largely immigrant workers, crammed together with inadequate PPE and poor assurance of pay if they want to stay home to self-isolate from the risk of COVID-19. In the US, due to the closure or slow down at giant meat plants, up to 10 million market hogs will be inhumanly euthanised between the weeks ending on 25 April and 19 September 2020, despite unprecedented demand at food banks. We should question the import of pork from this system, and the increasing industrialisation of our food system at home, in terms of both production, processing and retailing. A network of small scale farms, abattoirs, processing plants and markets is the most resilient way to feed the nation.

Therefore, we are bitterly disappointed with the news last week (13th May) that a majority of MP’s rejected amendments to the Agriculture Bill that would have enforced into law the protection of UK farmers from low welfare imports. To compete, UK farmers will have to join the downward spiral of ever lower animal welfare and worker health standards. The fascinating House of Commons debate shows the polarisation in both parties with short speeches from those MP’s that want to protect our farmers from cheap imports and those that chase damaging trade deals. Our hope lies in a majority in the House of Lords voting for the amendments. Look out for news next week of how to engage in this important bill as it moves through the House of Lords and then back for the 3rd reading in the House of Commons… In the meantime we can inform ourselves on the issue; let’s not drop the ball on this one, it could shape British farming for years to come.

Best wishes,

Tracy Worcester, Director
farmsnotfactories.org


 

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USA: Millions of US farm animals to be culled by suffocation, drowning and shooting.

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WAV – With thanks to the ‘Guardian’ (London) for this excellent report.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/may/19/millions-of-us-farm-animals-to-be-culled-by-suffocation-drowning-and-shooting-coronavirus?CMP=share_btn_tw

Millions of US farm animals to be culled by suffocation, drowning and shooting

 

Closure of meat plants due to coronavirus means ‘depopulation’ of hens and pigs with methods experts say are inhumane, despite unprecedented demand at food banks

More than 10 million hens are estimated to have been culled due to Covid-19 related slaughterhouse shutdowns. The majority will have been smothered by a water-based foam, similar to fire-fighting foam, a method that animal welfare groups are calling “inhumane”.

The pork industry has warned that more than 10 million pigs could be culled by September for the same reason. The techniques used to cull pigs include gassing, shooting, anaesthetic overdose, or “blunt force trauma”.

In “constrained circumstances”, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), techniques [pdf] might also include a combination of shutting down pig barn ventilator systems with the addition of CO2 so the animals suffocate.

The ‘depopulation’ comes despite food banks across the US reporting unprecedented demand and widespread hunger during the pandemic, with six-mile-long queues for aid forming at some newly set up distribution centres.

The American meat supply chain has been hit hard by the closure of slaughterhouses, due to Covid-19 infection rates among workers. 30 to 40 plants have closed, which means that in the highly consolidated US system beef and pork slaughtering capacity has been cut by 25% and 40% respectively, according to the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW).

The closures have meant that animals cannot be killed for food and many must instead be culled, or “depopulated” at home.

More pigs to be ‘depopulated’

As it is comparatively easier to keep cattle on farms, cow culls do not appear to be an issue as yet, and the chicken cull may have peaked, said Adam Speck, an agribusiness analyst with IHS Markit.

[Cattle] could stay on ranches another six months if necessary. The peak of the chicken cull has passed for now. North of about 10 million chickens were depopulated, either at the chick or egg stage,” Speck said.

At the hen stage, Leah Garcés, president of US welfare organisation Mercy for Animals, said it is hard to be sure of the numbers. But, “what we know with certainty is that 2 million meat chickens [and] 61,000 laying hens”, have been killed on farms.

Compared with poultry, said Garcés, stopping or slowing the production cycle of pigs is harder, mainly because pig growing periods are about six months compared to six weeks for hens. “Pregnancies had already been set in motion when the slaughterhouse closures occurred,” she said, and pigs were already in the system.

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has estimated that: “up to 10,069,000 market hogs will need to be euthanised between the weeks ending on 25 April and 19 September 2020, resulting in a severe emotional and financial toll on hog farmers”.

For pig culls, AVMA “preferred methods” include injectable anaesthetic overdose, gassing, shooting with guns or bolts, electrocution and manual blunt force trauma. AVMA methods “permitted in constrained circumstances” include ventilator shutdown (VSD), potentially combined with carbon dioxide gassing, and sodium nitrite which would be ingested by pigs.

Speaking more graphically, Garcés said manual blunt force trauma can mean slamming piglets against the ground while VSD would “essentially cook the pigs alive”.

Asked to estimate numbers of pigs that have already been culled, Speck said producers are very reluctant to depopulate. “About two million might have been culled so far due to the Covid-19 pandemic, over the last six or so weeks.”

Speck added that with slaughterhouses likely to return to 85% capacity by the end of May, the NPPC’s depopulation estimate of 10 million pigs could be significantly reduced.

Speck said breeders are thinning herds and slowing growth to reduce pig supply. “They are sending breeding sows to slaughter, aborting pregnant sows on a small scale and [keeping market-bound pigs] on maintenance style rations with less protein. Coming into the summer months the pigs will also gain weight more slowly as the weather heats up.”

Methods are ‘inhumane’

Asked about growth slowdown, Garcés said it posed other welfare risks. “One method to slow down growth is to turn the heat up inside of the warehouses beyond the pigs ‘comfort zone’ because pigs eat less when they are too hot,” she said.

The combination of feed restrictions and higher barn temperatures, she said, mean pigs are “hungry and hot, increasing their overall discomfort, which is already high in a factory farm setting”.

In what appears to be an attempt by the industry to reduce any negative depopulation impact, a blog managed by the National Pork Board called Real Pig Farming offers social media sharing tips for farmers. The blog suggests farmers: “Think twice before engaging with posts that show what may be happening on farms right now.”

It said: “Most people do not understand the complexity of raising pigs and getting pork from the farm to their table. That means, “[a] good rule of thumb is to speak to a level a third grader [eight to 10 years old] would understand to ensure that things are not taken out of context.”

NPPC spokesperson Jim Monroe said that as of the week ending on 15 May, less than 25% of overall slaughter capacity was idled and the situation was improving. Monroe, added that the “tragic need to euthanise animals is to prevent animal suffering.”

For poultry, culling options are no easier. Filling sheds with carbon dioxide gas is one method, said Kim Sturla, director of welfare organisation Animal Place. Another cull method, she said, is to smother hens with water-based foam, similar to firefighting foam. Water-based foaming is categorised as the “preferred” method by the AVMA.

Previously asked about water-based foaming and other cull methods such VSD, an AVMA spokesperson said depopulation decisions were difficult and “and contingent upon several factors, such as the species and number of animals involved, available means of animal restraint, safety of personnel, and other considerations such as availability of equipment, agents and personnel”.

European campaigners said firefighting foam causes prolonged suffering. Although risks of similar livestock culls appear low in Europe so far, welfare group, Compassion in World Farming advised using foam that contains nitrogen gas because death is faster.

A 2019 European Food Safety Authority journal report said it did not find water-based or firefighting foam acceptable because “death due to drowning in fluids or suffocation by occlusion of the airways” is not seen as “a humane method for killing animals, including poultry”.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/may/19/millions-of-us-farm-animals-to-be-culled-by-suffocation-drowning-and-shooting-coronavirus?CMP=share_btn_tw

 

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Thanks, But NO Tanks. In just a few weeks, Little Grey and Little White will enter their new sanctuary home; where they can live a proper life.

 

 

Our past posts on this amazing, wonderful story to freedom !:

 

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/02/21/very-close-now-to-moving-little-grey-and-little-white-to-their-sanctuary-home-in-iceland/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/04/05/beluga-whales-little-grey-and-little-white-moved-to-the-worlds-first-beluga-sanctuary-in-april-2019-confirmed/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/06/19/little-grey-and-little-white-have-now-begun-their-journey-to-their-new-sea-sanctuary/

 

https://uk.whales.org/2020/05/06/beluga-whales-prepare-for-june-release-into-the-worlds-first-open-water-sanctuary/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=May%20ENL%20-%20beluga%20move%20next%20month%20Iceland%20minke%20whale%20hunts%20end%2026%20raffle%20NZ%20dolphins%20and%20coronavirus%20whales%20and%20climate%20Russia%20orcas&utm_content=May%20ENL%20-%20beluga%20move%20next%20month%20Iceland%20minke%20whale%20hunts%20end%2026%20raffle%20NZ%20dolphins%20and%20coronavirus%20whales%20and%20climate%20Russia%20orcas+CID_7217aef28e4e1a7ad87ca1af976961d1&utm_source=Campaign%20Monitor%20WDC&utm_term=READ%20ALL%20ABOUT%20IT

 

We’re nearly there ! In just a few weeks, Little Grey and Little White will enter their new sanctuary home.

We’re so excited – it’s the moment we’ve all worked so hard for. After years of planning and overcoming obstacles, their big day is nearly here – we hope to move these two amazing beluga whales from the care pool to the sanctuary bay in June. Little Grey and Little White will once again experience the rhythms of the ocean and the freedom to choose how to spend their days.

In partnership with the SEALIFE Trust we have created the world’s first whale sanctuary and we couldn’t be prouder – thank you for supporting and believing in us.

 

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We are pleased to announce that  two former captive Beluga whales, Little White and Little Grey will return home to the ocean when they are released into the world’s first open water sanctuary for beluga whales in Iceland this June.

The two whales are in their final stages of preparation and ready to be moved from their temporary landside care facility to the large sanctuary in a natural bay just off the island Heimaey, one of the Westman Islands, located off the south coast of Iceland.

The SEA LIFE TRUST Beluga Whale Sanctuary, has been created in partnership with WDC and was built with the support of a generous donation from Merlin Entertainments.

It is one of the biggest developments in captive whale and dolphin care and protection in decades.

For the past 12 months, Little Grey and Little White’s health and well-being has been closely monitored by a team of experts and veterinarians following their epic 6,000 mile relocation by air, land and sea from an aquarium in China to start a new life in Iceland.

Since their safe arrival on the island, the whales have been acclimatising and preparing for their return to a more natural habitat. This has included adding more blubber ready for the cool sub-Arctic water, as well as being introduced to the different flora and fauna they will experience in the bay and ensuring they are comfortable with the logistical methods needed for the move.

Andy Bool, Head of SEA LIFE Trust, said:’This is a complex marine welfare project and our care team of world-leading experts have always been led by the individual needs of Little Grey and Little White. With current lockdown measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic due to be eased in the coming weeks across Iceland, it’s right that we make the best decision for Little Grey and Little White and move them into their new home.

‘We’ll continue to carefully monitor their health and well-being, as well as the ongoing situation and Icelandic weather closely, ahead of the planned move in June.’

Cathy Williamson, Whale and Dolphin Conservation’s End Captivity Programme policy manager said: ‘Having been originally involved in discussions about a sanctuary with SEA LIFE 20 years ago, and having helped with this beluga whale project from the beginning, WDC is naturally very excited to be part of the project.

‘The world’s first whale sanctuary represents a pathway to the end of the keeping of whales and dolphins confined for entertainment, and show the world that there is an alternative to whale and dolphin captivity.’

The move from their landside care facility on the island of Heimaey to the secluded Klettsvik Bay which measures approximately 32,000 sqm with a depth of up to 10m, marks the final chapter in Little Grey and Little White amazing journey back to the ocean. The full story of their journey from China over the last year will be told by  John Bishop  in an exclusive, new ITV documentary, produced by Plimsoll Productions to be shown later this year.

John Bishop said: ‘This has been one of the best experiences of my life. Meeting Little White and Little Grey in Shanghai last April and following their journey, which has been far from straightforward, has been a real eye opener.

‘This is a film about hope, despair, disappointment, tenacity, realism and dreams and as I write this I still don’t know truly how it will end.’

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Support this amazing new home for Little White and Little Grey

 

Donation link – https://uk.whales.org/support/support-the-worlds-first-beluga-sanctuary/?don=referrer_fixed&ref=WM-BELU-19-04-00-DON

 

The world’s first beluga sanctuary in Iceland is the biggest development in captive whale and dolphin care in decades. WDC has been instrumental in establishing Little Grey and Little White’s amazing new home, working alongside the SEA LIFE Trust. Ensuring the sanctuary’s long-term future is a priority as it will provide a safe environment for Little White and Little Grey for the rest of their lives, as well as for the whales who come here in the future.

More than 3,000 whales, dolphins and porpoises are held in captivity around the world. To end captivity, we need more sanctuaries where they can live the rest of their lives in a large ocean bay without having to perform tricks, or be rehabilitated for return to the wild – we need your support.

Will you help us today with a donation?

We could do so much with your donation:
• £15 helps provide one hour’s support from the team caring for Little White and Little Grey.
• £45 provides food for Little White for one day.
• £45 provides food for Little Grey for one day.
• £50 can help us share our expertise in establishing sanctuaries to enable more captive whales and dolphins to be moved to natural settings, or back to the wild, if possible
• £100 can help us investigate conditions in captive facilities and make a case to governments that they should phase out this practice

We will feedback on our progress, but we can only continue our work with the help of supporters like you. Every pound will help.

If you give £30 or more, as a thank you, we will send you our award-winning magazine, Whale & Dolphin four times a year.

Thank you