Day: July 8, 2020

German Riems High-security laboratory: viruses, corpses, and pathogens

Insel-Riems-im-Greifswalder-Bodden Tierversuche

It is considered the most dangerous island in Germany: Riems has been researching animal diseases that can also threaten humans for more than 100 years. The Friedrich Loeffler Institute (FLI) high-security laboratory is located on the island, which lies in a foothill of the Baltic Sea, the Greifswalder Bodden, between Rügen and the mainland.

Researchers only enter high-security areas with overpressure suits


An employee of the Friedrich Löffler Institute checks the keeping of a calf in the research center of security level L4 on the island of Riems.


Nowhere in Europe are there similar laboratories and stables with the highest biosecurity level 4, in which large animals can be used to research pathogens that are highly dangerous for animals and humans.
The “Schweriner Volks Zeitung” (Local Newspaper) writes that comparable animal disease research facilities can only be found in Winnipeg in Canada and Geelong in Australia.

The scientists on Riems are investigating Crimean-Congo fever, Ebola, Sars, bird flu, and swine fever, for example.
“The work of the FLI focuses on the health and well-being of farm animals and the protection of humans from zoonoses. H. infections that can be transmitted between animals and humans, ” says the website of the Federal Institute.
For example, vaccines are also developed in laboratories (!!!)

In 2013, a new research complex was inaugurated on the island, which is connected to the mainland by a dam, which consists of 89 laboratories and 163 housing units.

At that time, the federal government invested around 300 million euros in the construction of the buildings.

The laboratories and research stables for cattle, pigs, or goats are equipped with self-sufficient ventilation and disposal systems. The specially trained researchers and zookeepers can only access the high-security areas with pressurized suits and locks.


The area is monitored by video

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USA / Canada: 2 (US) Pigs Saved From Factory Farm In the Name of (Canadian) Activist Regan Russell.




Two Adorable Piglets Saved from Factory Farm in Honor of Killed Activist Regan Russell



Two beautiful piglets are on their way to a safe home after being rescued from a factory farm in Iowa in honor of animal rights activist Regan Russell. Russell was tragically hit and killed by a pig transport truck in June during a peaceful protest outside of a Toronto slaughterhouse.


Stirred by Russell’s death, animal rights organization PETA persuaded a farmer to compassionately release two piglets in recognition of the kind, elegant, strong, and courageous person who lost her life so needlessly.



This video shows the adorable piglets – named Regan and Russell – being transported to their new home at Arthur’s Acres Animal Sanctuary in New York.


They’re now freely running around in their spacious new home, playing with toys, and even cuddling and nuzzling their human friends.


This is a far cry from the inhumane, overcrowded and dire conditions of the factory farm they would have lived in until their brutal slaughter. It is great news that Regan and Russell have been saved, but many animals are still suffering in the cruel animal agricultural industry. You can help stop their suffering by choosing plant-based options instead of meat, eggs and dairy.


Chinese tourist beats a sleeping seal ‘to wake up the animal’. Uneducated Dickhead !



WAV Comment:  Good to see that so many Chinese people reacted with ‘outrage and disgust’ at the actions of this idiot.  What else can you say really about this ? – he is a un educated dickhead, full stop.


The man is seen smacking a baby seal multiple times with a slipper while the animal is resting


A woman can be heard in the background laughing and saying: ‘Your mum is calling you to wake up!

The video allegedly shows a male Chinese tourist hitting the baby South African fur seal a dozen of times with a slipper before the animal suddenly sits up and scrambles to escape


Chinese tourist beats a sleeping seal ‘to wake up the animal’

  • Shocking footage shows a man repeatedly hitting a baby seal resting on a beach
  • Another woman is heard laughing as the animal desperately escapes to the sea
  • Millions of Chinese web users reacted to the viral video with outrage and disgust


Read the story here and see the video footage: