Day: July 3, 2020

Vietnam: Breaking Great News ! Animals Asia Rescues A Bear Named Cotton Blossom That Was Held Captive In A Barren Cage For Over 14 Years.

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All images – Supplied by Animals Asia.


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Breaking! Animals Asia Rescues A Bear Named Cotton Blossom That Was Held Captive In A Barren Cage For Over 14 Years In Vietnam



For over 14 years, a bear that Animals Asia has named Cotton Blossom was held captive in a barren cage, robbed of her freedom and dignity in the Gia Lai province in Vietnam.

The poor bear has been within hours of rescue before restrictions caused by the coronavirus sabotaged the first attempt. Frustrated by the delay, the team at Animals Asia’s sanctuary planted a cotton blossom tree on the grounds of the Vietnam Bear Rescue Center as a promise to this bear that they would never forget about her or leave her behind. Now, three months later, Animals Asia kept that promise and has returned to rescue her.


With Animals Asia’s rescue team in action, this is the very start of a new life for this poor bear. New tastes, new sensations, new experiences, new environments, and new friendships all await her now. Hopefully with enough love and time, all of the suffering, pain, and fear will fade into distant memories.

Coronavirus has created fear, panic, loss, and heartbreak around the world. The sense of isolation and helplessness can be overwhelming. But we all take strength from the glimmers of hope and the snippets of kindness that remind us that we can get through this trying time –  with courage and tenacity.

This amazing rescue by Animals Asia is Cotton Blossom’s saving grace for her courage and tenacity that has helped her survive. Please donate today to support her rescue which took Animals Asia’s team to a remote location; a military outpost on the Cambodian border. The rescue is only the beginning for Cotton Blossom, when she finally arrives at the sanctuary, she will need ongoing support and love to overcome nearly a decade and a half of neglect and confinement.


At her new home at the Vietnam Bear Rescue Center in Tam Dao National Park, preparations are being made for her arrival. A nutritious and varied feast is being prepared and the team are carefully devising an enrichment plan that will begin her rehabilitation.

For 14 years, Cotton Blossom has endured a dark winter, but now Animals Asia welcomes her to her new home, and looks forward to seeing her bloom, like a cotton blossom in spring.

Please help Animals Asia continue to care and rescue more bears from a life of captivity by donating HERE!


A fantastic victory – celebrate – Regards Mark


4/7/20 – Additional footage just in of the Vietnam sanctuary – and bears doing what they should do away from pitiful bile farming.

Germany: shameless and obvious animal law violation

The Federal Council today approved an amendment to the Animal Welfare and Livestock Ordinance, which means that the cruel box keeping of breeding sows can take place for another eight years.

banane rep deutschlandpgMost of the Greens involved in the government in eleven federal states justify this step by saying that after this transition period there will be a change in the system to keeping sows in groups.

In order to achieve this long-term goal, the Greens agreed to a “compromise” (!!) that legalized the sows’ previously illegal keeping conditions.

For the next eight years, the animal no longer even has the right prescribed by law to be allowed to stretch out unhindered when lying down.


But what the Greens are now celebrating as “the beginning of getting out of crate keeping” is assessed by the association “Veterinarians for Responsible Agriculture” as a “dirty compromise”, the animal protection law is trampled on:

“Like the old regulation, the new regulation counteracts and undermines the Animal Welfare Act and is still a violation of the law,” says veterinarian Dr. Ines Advena. “It is shamelessly and unashamedly violated.”!

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Paragraphs 1 and 2 of the Animal Welfare Act clearly regulate that ” an animal must be accommodated in a behavioral manner and that pain, suffering, and damage must not be caused to it without a reasonable reason”.
An often weeks-long fixation of sows in narrow metal cages is undoubtedly not behavioral. 

You don’t need to be an expert to see that. But according to the “new” law, it stays that way!!

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“The box crate principle is the basis of industrial pig production. It has made the development into systems with 200, 300, 500, 1000, 5000 and more sows possible, and as a result, has massive displacement and concentration problems in piglet production, and on the other hand, has led to animal welfare and ecological problems, ” wrote numerous animal welfare organizations in a joint open letter to the federal states.

“Once again we are experiencing that the competitiveness of German pig production is at stake – a disregard for the citizens’ will, who voted against with 600,000 votes, it cannot be worse. Most Greens in federal and state fractions are just opportunistic tacticians. To be able to participate, they sell their souls.”, comments veterinarian Dr. Ines Advena.

The consumer protection organization Foodwatch also criticizes that the decision passed by the Federal Council “has absolutely nothing” to do with animal protection.

“The political parties, including the Greens, support the meat companies – from Tönnies to Westfleisch – to continue to produce cheap meat for the world market. With fatal consequences, always on the animals, who have to pay with massive physical and mental agony. “

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And I mean: The corrupt Agriculture Minister of Germany Julia Klöckner has thus successfully legalized an illegal condition.

The Higher Administrative Court ruled: “The ordinance stipulates that sows kept in a crate must be able to take a reclining position in the crate at both sides, where their limbs do not encounter obstacles.”

The regulation has existed since 2001 and has been violated for almost 20 years. Illegal is Illegal is it so difficult to abolish it?

Here it becomes clear how strong the lobbyists of the meat mafia are among German politicians.

The Greens are making every effort to reinterpret their sale to animals as progress.
They cheer the dirty “compromise” as “getting out of the crate”, and by that, they mean that they managed to shorten the fixation in the farrowing area to five days. But even that only comes into force after 17 years.

Let’s be honest: you don’t have to be Chinese to operate such a shit policy against animals; Germans can do it too.

My best  regards to all, Venus

Thailand: the slave monkeys of the coconut industry

A disturbing PETA exposé reveals that terrified young monkeys in Thailand are kept chained, driven insane, abusively trained, and forced to climb trees to pick coconuts used to make coconut water, milk, oil, and other products that are sold around the world, including in Australia.

For the Thai coconut industry, many monkeys are reportedly illegally abducted from their families and homes in nature when they’re just babies. They’re fitted with rigid metal collars and kept chained or tethered until they’re no longer useful to farmers.

Coconut monkeyThe terrified young monkeys are forced to perform frustrating and difficult tasks, such as twisting heavy coconuts until they fall off the trees from a great height. An investigator learned that if monkeys try to defend themselves, their canine teeth may be pulled out.

Affenhalter.Thailand jpgSome monkeys were transported in cramped cages that were barely large enough for them to turn around in, and others were left in locked cages on the back of a ute with no shelter from the pouring rain. One monkey was seen frantically shaking the cage bars in a vain attempt to escape.

Take Action

Please make sure that your coconut products don’t come from suppliers that use monkey labor. Avoid the brands Aroy-D and Chaokoh – also sold as TCC in Australia – and all coconut products from Thailand.

In general, coconut products originating in Brazil, Colombia, Hawaii, India, and the Philippines are supplied by companies that don’t use monkey labor.

Sign below to urge Aroy-D and Chaokoh to stop supporting this cruel industry by obtaining their coconuts from companies that don’t exploit monkeys.


My Comment and Information: The next time you use coconut milk when cooking, check out the packaging. If it comes from Thailand, the nuts were probably picked by tortured monkeys, southern pig monkeys. Don`t buy it!

In the province of Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand’s largest coconut palm growing region, they work as slaves eight hours a day, six days a week – as the Thai labor law also stipulates for people as maximum working hours.

They take a break at noon only when their slave owners also take a break, and all of that also on rainy and Sunday. When they are not working, they are chained to tree stumps. They often fall fainting from exhaustion.

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The male primates can harvest up to 1,600 coconuts a day, the female about 600. Humans could harvest just 80 pieces under the same conditions. And above all, they would have to work!!

They see the animals as free workers and let them work as they please. The primates do not demand higher wages and are not corrupt. They don’t need social or accident insurance. So that’s why they are used as “living machines”!

There are no rewards. Loafers are flogged according to old slave manners.

schweineaffe Thailand jpgMost often the mothers of the baby monkeys are killed beforehand.
Pig monkeys are protected under the Wild Animal Reservation and Protection Act of 1992 and must not be caught.

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Pig monkeys are one of 61 animal species that can be bred. They may only be sold by farms that are registered on the Department of National Parks, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation (DNP).

If the breeder issues a document that identifies the monkey as from his farm, the buyer shows it to the (DNP)  which checks the animal’s new home for suitability and then issues a license.

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Since the law came into force in 1992, the government has issued such licenses twice, in 1992 and 2003. Regardless of where the animals came from.
Animal rights activists say that monkey owners are tricking the law by using one animal license for several.
“According to licenses, they have 15 monkeys, but effectively 15 to 20 more, says Edwin Wiek, founder, and director of the Wildlife Friends Foundation of Thailand.

“If the authorities enforced the law according to the legal text, the attitude could become a burden for the owners. Nobody really cares about monkeys. But when it comes to tigers, bears, or elephants, everyone screams.”

The instructors use constant threats of physical punishment to force the monkeys to the coconut pieces. Monkeys do not voluntarily get on a bike and do not run on wire ropes. They don’t harvest the coconuts because they want to, but because they’re afraid of being punished.


It is estimated that there are at least 20 mini zoos under the guise of monkey training centers on Ko Samui, Phuket, Chiang Mai, and Pattaya, but most of the monkeys are used for tourist shows because many of the tourists want to watch monkey training.

My best regards to all, Venus