As many of you will know; live animal transport is a main hate of ours.
In the recent past we have tracked (daily) vessels taking live animals from Romania to the Middle East –
Rather than concentrate on one vessel sailing with live suffering animals for WEEKS on end; this time we have picked a relatively shorter journey. It is from EU Ireland to War torn Libya, North Africa. The particular sailing we have picked is sadly just one of dozens which are taking place the world over at this very moment – live animals being abused by being forced to undertake journeys which usually result in a terrible death for them; and we see no alternative in this for the Irish bulls currently sailing to Libya.
We at WAV reported on this specific shipment a few weeks ago: https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/07/26/ireland-sending-live-animals-to-libya-a-war-zone-may-breach-eu-welfare-laws-does-the-eu-care-probably-not/
We have chosen this sailing as it has achieved a little more attention in the past few weeks; before it commenced. Basically, in summary, this shipment of 2,000 bulls could contravene EU welfare regulations, campaigners and others say.
Animal welfare groups have warned that a shipment of young bulls from Ireland to Libya could contravene live export laws.
The shipment, which consists of around 2,000 bulls, would be the fourth this year from Ireland. The vessel in question very recently left from the port of Cork in south-west Ireland, destined for the Libyan port of Misurata.
The news of the sailing came as a European parliament committee of inquiry, announced last month, and began to look into alleged failures to enforce EU rules on protecting transported animals across the EU and beyond, and “to act upon the evidence that EU rules on moving live animals across the EU and to third countries are being seriously and systematically infringed”. Libya is not an EU member state and is thus a ‘third country’.
Here is a link which you can read relating to an Irish agriculture bulletin regarding this actual latest shipment:
Note that there are heaps of praise (as the Irish ag industry would expect) for the Irish ministry who supervised the loading of the animals at Cork; but nothing is said whatsoever about the circumstances the animals will endure when they arrive in Libya; or the way in which they will be slaughtered. Very much a one side of the fence report as we have expected and seen from the European ag industry over the years.
Here below we are giving out a few extra links which we have / currently use at WAV to enable us to track livestock shipments at sea anywhere in the world. You may want to learn from us how to be a ‘livestock ship detective’ which may help with your complaints etc to authority should you make them.
First; here are some photos of the vessel o this consignment, named the ‘Sarah M’.
and here is a link which provides much more about the vessel (Sarah M) and the particular sailing: Lots of info here – arrival date, port, ship MO / MMSI etc.
Vesselfinder.com is a good site which is open to use for the public. Knowing how to use it for maximum information obtain is something which can only be gained by use / experience.
What a surprise we don’t think – the vessel is registered in Panama and carries the
|IMO / MMSI||7808463 / 352548000|
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) number is a unique identifier for ships, registered ship owners and management companies. IMO numbers were introduced to improve maritime safety and security and to reduce maritime fraud. They consist of the three letters “IMO” followed by unique seven-digit numbers, assigned under the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS).
The IMO number scheme has been mandatory for all ships since 1996. The number identifies a ship and does not change when the ship’s owner, country of registry or name changes. The ship’s certificates must also bear the IMO number. Since 1 July 2004, passenger ships are also required to carry the marking on a horizontal surface visible from the air.
Digital radio identification code for marine stations
A Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI) is a series of nine digits which are sent in digital form over a radio frequency channel in order to uniquely identify ship stations, ship earth stations, coast stations, coast earth stations, and group calls. These identities are formed in such a way that the identity or part thereof can be used by telephone and telex subscribers connected to the general telecommunications network to call ships automatically.
The Irish do not publish this info in magazines; rusty old ships registered in god knows where; and crewed by a group of delinquents who know as much about animal welfare as the grass in my garden !
I hope the links give you an insight into our investigation world and you can even start tracking the vessel given the links and info we have provided.
As you an see from the info provided at https://www.vesselfinder.com/vessels/SARAH-M-IMO-7808463-MMSI-352548000 the ship is expected to dock in Misurata at around 0800hrs on 8/8/20. We are keeping track and hope you will.
Happy ship hunting !
There is nothing better than giving an animal a second chance at a new and loving home. ❤
It is “not just an animal” with whom you share your life, it is a heart that beats, a being that feels with you and will be grateful forever.
It is a life that wants to live.
Open your house to a friend who stays true to you for life.
Adopt an animal, never buy!
My best regards to all, Venus
translation of anonymous report (see above, or click here to view video):
LIBERATION OF HUNDREDS OF MINK
FROM THE FARM IN CAPERGNANICA – CREMONA (ITALY)
THE ACTION TOOK PLACE IN JANUARY 2020
FIRST WE TORE DOWN THE SURROUNDING WALL
AND THEN OPENED ALL THE CAGES!!!
THE MINK FLED INTO THE FIELDS AND WILL
HAVE THE CHANCE TO LIVE FREE!!!
NO MINK FARMING
SAFE AND UNTOUCHABLE!!!
Italian: LIBERAZIONE DI CENTINAIA DI VISONI
DALL’ALLEVAMENTO DI CAPERGNANICA – CREMONA (ITALIA)
L’AZIONE SI E’ SVOLTA A GENNAIO 2020
PRIMA BUTTANDO GIU’ EL MURO DI CINTA
E POI APRENDO TUTTE LE GABBIE!!!
I VISONI SONO COSI’ FUGGITI FRA
STERMINATI CAMPI ED AVRANNO LA
POSSIBILITA’ DI VIVERE LIBERI!!!
NESSUN ALLEVAMENTO DI VISONI
E’ AL SICURO ED INTOCCABILE!!!
And I mean…There are many who would say … “this is not how we solve the problem with fur farms, we have to abolish fur farms by law”.
Yes! We all know that! ALF too.
But we know even more that laws are made by criminal, corrupt politicians, most of whom have a private economic interest in preserving fur farms.
These actions not only release the animals DIRECTLY from their suffering but also cause great financial damage to the fur mafia.
If ten of these actions were to take place each month, especially in countries such as Finland, Denmark, Poland, Russia, and above all in China, we would have damaged this mafia-like business faster and more effectively than waiting for the law.
Not all will probably survive, however for thousands of animals, it means they are spared death by gassing or electrocution.
They get a free life, what they deserve, they don’t end up on the shelves as cheap fur.
Thank you, ALF, mille grazie!
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Balinese Summer Curry
Herby Quinoa Salad With Pomegranate & ‘Feta’Herby Quinoa Salad With Pomegranate & ‘Feta’
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WAV Comment: Great man, good news. 45 million followers – that will get a message across !
Leonardo DiCaprio Calls For Wildlife Trade To End – Says Animals Are ‘Worth More Alive’
The actor praised Vietnam’s decision to ban all imports of wild animals to his 45.1 million Instagram followers
The star made the comment after reposting a breaking news story from WildAid on how Vietnam has banned all imports of wild animals, dead or alive, to reduce further pandemic risk.Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has also called for tougher action against people involved in illegal hunting, killing, or advertising of wild animals in a new directive with immediate effect.
‘This is huge’
DiCaprio, who often uses his platform to raise awareness of meat’s environmental impact, said to his 45.1 million Instagram followers: “This is huge for both the protection of wildlife and ourselves.
“We must end the trade. #EndTheTrade #WhenTheBuyingStopsTheKillingCanToo #WorthMoreAlive.”Is Leonardo DiCaprio Vegan?
Whilst DiCaprio has invested in plant-based brand Beyond Meat, and executively produced the environmental documentary Cowspiracy – he is not vegan himself.
However, it was reported that the celeb requested a plant-based meal for the 2020 Governors Ball earlier this year.
Chef Wolfgang Puck told Hollywood Life: “I did the SAG Awards and Leo said, ‘What can you give me, something vegan?’. He wanted vegan. We made a vegan pizza. He ate it so fast. He said, ‘Oh, can you bring another one?’.”
Sorry folks but with Venus away I was hoping to keep things under some kind of control. But over the last few days I have personally had a really bad hit with my Multiple Sclerosis (MS) – and what with the heat this week in Europe, it just shut me down completely. But things are a little better today and so I will try and publish a few things. This story is just one of thousands which relate to animals being kept and abused for their fur.
Then you get crass statements from the BFTA stating that there are individual cases like this; but with rigorous checks cases are dealt with swiftly. A typical response from an industry which supports animal abuse.
This incident was in Finland, but we fully support Claire Bass of the Humane Society International/UK, when she says “As long as the UK sells fur from overseas, we are complicit in this horrendous cruelty.
“We need a UK fur sales ban now.”
Fully agree Claire, and we will continue (with most people) to fight to get one.
Fur farmers and traders – dealers in animal abuse and untold suffering; we will expose them whenever we can.
All photographs are reproduced courtesy of the Mirror newspaper.
Foxes and mink have been found in appalling conditions on fur farms in Finland, which exports millions of pounds of fur products to the UK.
Investigators found animals in tiny cages suffering from ear infections and damaged eyes, and with ears and limbs bitten off.
One raccoon dog had even been impaled through the eye and head by a protruding part of his cage.
Kristo Muurimaa is an investigator for the Finish charity Oikeutta Elaimille, who visited farms undercover.
He said: “I have got used to seeing animals unable to move more than a few feet, the stench, the continuous screaming and the rattling sound of wire cages under thousands of tiny paws.
“But this raccoon dog pierced through the eye, hanging there unable to move, was something I’ve never seen before.
“This industry needs to stop.”
Finland is Europe’s biggest producer of fox fur.
It electrocutes 1.9 million foxes, 1.04 million mink and 153,000 raccoon dogs every year.
Since 2000, when Britain banned fur farming, we have imported more than £14million of Finnish fur.
Claire Bass, of the Humane Society International/UK, said: “As long as the UK sells fur from overseas, we are complicit in this horrendous cruelty.
“We need a UK fur sales ban now.”
This month, the Daily Mirror launched its Fur Free Britain campaign.
The British Fur Trade Association said: “There will be individual cases where animals become ill or injured.
“Thanks to the rigorous checks in place, these cases will be dealt with swiftly.”
- To help us make Britain fur free sign this petition
Mirror petition wording:
Help make a fur-free Britain!
The government ordered the last UK fur farm to close its doors back in 2000, but now the UK is importing fur cruelty from overseas. The unnecessary suffering of animals for fur fashion is deplorable, whether the animal involved is a cat, a dog or a seal, whose fur is already banned from UK trade by EU regulations, or a coyote, a fox or a raccoon dog, whose fur is currently still allowed.
Opinion polls show continually high levels of public disapproval of fur, regardless of species – more than 80% believe that it’s unacceptable to buy and sell animal fur in the UK. We want to see an end to the cruel, unnecessary, outdated fur trade, and for Britain to lead the way as the world’s first fur-free nation!
Please add your name to our letter calling on the government not only to retain a UK import ban on cat, dog and seal, but also establish a sales ban to cover the pelts of all animals killed for their fur.