Day: August 14, 2020

Close Hamerton Hell-Zoo. Immediately!

It’s time for this abusive zoo to be shut down and the animals to be freed to a sanctuary!

 

 

Hamerton Zoo’s animals look miserable and neglected. Numerous visitors have reported seeing animals visibly distressed, some are seen just sat staring, some are pacing back and forth – a sign of zoochosis;

-A camel with a deflated hump – a sign of malnourishment, other camels in a small barn covered in feces and no access to the paddock;

-Some animals had no food, water or enrichment; small enclosures that are rotting in some cases, made from crowd control fencing and back garden fencing;

-A donkey visibly depressed with no food, water, enrichment, or company, lying in the same position staring into the grass;

-Birds plucking all their feathers out; the middle of the park looking like a construction site; no keepers insight.

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Information: The zoo is a 25-acre wildlife park that has about 500 animals including monkeys, cheetahs, raccoons, sloth, and a collection of Malaysian tigers and white tigers.

This is a very Joe Exotic- place where the owner has obviously bought exotic animals as a private collection and uses it to profit.

We need to get these animals to a safe haven where they will be looked after properly.

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Text of the petition: Hamerton Zoo has no animal welfare.

Many animals were visibly distressed, had no water, food, or enrichment. Enclosures are tiny and rotting and in some cases, made using crowd control fencing and back garden fencing.

The middle of the park contains storage containers and what looks like a construction site. There were no keepers around. The only staff we saw worked in the coffee shop/gift shop.

Management is either no available or rude and condescending, calling us ignorant and telling others they are blackmailing when saying they will go to press.

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We are calling for this zoo to be closed and the animals to be moved to a sanctuary.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/de/693/714/358/close-hamerton-zoo/

Petition: bit.ly/2FatI3w

 

And I mean…We used to think that such zoos only existed in third world countries.
It is the same with the “civilized” ones, and not just with the zoos.

It’s about the principle; no living being may be held captive and used, neither for eating nor for carrying, nor for entertainment! this applies to ALL human but also non-human animals.

We live in a century where we ALL, the animal rights activists, or animal owners should be morally sensitized enough to condemn and oppose any use of animals for human purposes.
Animals are not there to be of any use to humans, they have value in themselves.

And principles about animal rights should by now have reached a universal standard value in a civilized society.

My best regards to all, Venus

Australia: We Know the Government There Is From Another Planet; But We Have to Continue the Pressure to Stop Live Exports For the Animals. We Are Their Only Voice – Speak Out Link Below.


Exhausted, lying helpless on the scorching road and about to be stuffed alive into a car boot. She is one of thousands of Australian sheep we found being offered for illegal sale and slaughter across Jordan during the recent ‘Festival of Sacrifice’. And, sadly, in Indonesia, we discovered and documented the unthinkable occurring again…

Now we need your help to call for the Australian exporters responsible to be stripped of their licences.

Mark, when Australia’s live export industry ignores regulations, it makes an inherently cruel industry even crueller. Which is why I am so very grateful for your generosity and support which ensured our team of investigators were exactly where animals needed them to be.

Evidence gathered during our latest investigations reveals widespread breaches of Australia’s live export laws, with sheep and cattle being subjected to cruelties that the industry has long promised had been wiped out.

Exporters would have been banking on COVID-19 restricting our ability to monitor their activities, but, as ever, they underestimated the commitment of our supporters and the courage of our investigators. Thanks to you we were able to gather the evidence to lodge legal complaints and we will do all we can to hold those responsible to account.

Here’s just a snapshot of the media confirming a ‘regulatory system’ in complete disarray:

Perhaps our most shocking discovery in recent days is that some Australian cattle exported to Indonesia were still being killed in brutal slaughter boxes that were banned after our landmark investigation in 2011.

In these Australian government-approved — and industry-audited — slaughterhouses, animals were also being subjected to horrific roping slaughter. This is another outlawed practice that sees frightened animals pulled and tripped onto their sides before having their throats cut while fully conscious.


Mark, if live exporters thought a global pandemic would hamper our investigations, they were wrong. If they thought restricted international travel this year would provide them with a protective shield in importing countries, they were also wrong.

Thanks to your support, our dedicated team of local investigators were there for animals in the most difficult of circumstances this year. Our promise to you, to them — and to the animals — is that we’ll use this evidence to push for the strongest possible action. Please take a moment to add your voice to these calls here.

Speak Out Here:

Mark, having been in Indonesia in 2011 as well as in the Middle East on countless occasions witnessing what animals endure, I know you will also be thinking, ‘when will this end’?

All I can say to you is that a day will come when this industry will be no more. And when that day comes you will know that it was your compassion for these animals, and your commitment to stay the course with us, that was a key reason why.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for enabling us to be there for animals.

With my deepest thanks,


Lyn White AM
Investigations Director


P.S. Our investigators working across eight countries also gathered evidence that will fuel our efforts to end live export from Europe and South America. We’ll be working with our international team to maximise outcomes for all of the victims of this global trade in animal cruelty, thanks to you.

If you thought July was hot, you were right: It was one of Earth’s hottest months ever recorded.

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If you thought July was hot, you were right: It was one of Earth’s hottest months ever recorded

Doyle Rice USA TODAY

Published 10:28 AM EDT Aug 14, 2020

https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/08/13/july-2020-record-heat-one-hottest-months-ever-recorded/3366762001/

Last month was a scorcher worldwide. 

July 2020 tied with July 2016 as the second-hottest month ever recorded for the planet Earth, according to a report released Thursday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 

Only July 2019 was hotter, and only by a fraction of a degree. 

“The July 2020 global land and ocean surface temperature was 1.66 degrees above the 20th-century average of 60.4 degrees, tying with 2016 as the second-highest temperature in the 141-year record,” NOAA said. “Last month was only 0.02 of a degree F shy of tying the record-hot July of 2019.”

July 2020 also marked the 44th-consecutive July and the 427th-consecutive month with temperatures above the 20th-century average, according to NOAA.

Experts say this is a sure sign of human-caused climate change: “The trend of record heat continues – a trend which we’ve shown in past publications can only be explained by the warming impact of fossil fuel burning,” said Penn State University meteorologist Michael Mann.

Record-hot July temperatures spread across parts of southeastern Asia, northern South America and North America. In the U.S., several states either set or tied their hottest month on record, including Virginia (tied), Maryland, Pennsylvania (tied), Delaware, New Jersey, Connecticut (tied) and New Hampshire.

What’s more, the Northern Hemisphere saw its hottest July ever – surpassing its previous record high set just last year, NOAA said.

“The unprecedented summer heat waves, droughts, wildfires and floods we continue to witness are all a consequence of the record warmth,” Mann said.

It was also very warm up north, as Arctic sea ice extent for July 2020 was the smallest-July extent in the 42-year record at 846,000 square miles (23.1%) below the 1981–2010 average, according to an analysis by the National Snow and Ice Data Center.

In addition, July continued the pattern of unusually warm months this year. For the year-to-date, 2020 is now the second-warmest year on record, trailing only 2016.

“The year-to-date global land and ocean surface temperature was the second-highest in the 141-year record at 1.89 degrees above the 20th-century average of 56.9 degrees,” the report said. “This value is only 0.07 degree less than the record set in 2016.” 

It’s the hottest year on record across a large portion of northern Asia, parts of Europe, China, Mexico, northern South America as well as the Atlantic, northern Indian and Pacific Oceans. 

“The year 2020 is very likely to rank among the five warmest years on record,” NOAA said.

Plastic kills, our garbage kills

You may think a plastic container looks pretty harmless on a supermarket shelf but if discarded into the ocean and swept-up onto a beach, it is a different story.
This container, found by Sea Shepherd crew as they worked alongside the Dhimurru Rangers cleaning the 14km beach, had trapped and killed a turtle hatchling and crab.

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As the plastic crisis sweeps across Australia’s top-end beaches, we are seeing the same story in other places too.

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Recently, in the first study of its kind, an IMAS-led research team estimated that around 570 000 hermit crabs have been killed on the Cocos (Keeling) Islands in the Indian Ocean.

Tauchen / Christmas Island
The hermit crab study found that piles of plastic pollution on beaches create both a physical barrier and a series of potentially deadly traps for crabs and other marine creatures.

The plastic waste lying around poses a risk of injury to all marine animals and blocks, for example, young turtles from getting to the water.

Animals like hermit crabs also crawl into the containers and cannot find their way out.
Unfortunately, the decaying smell of the dead conspecifics often attracts other animals, which then faces the same fate.

The actually “harmless” container thus triggers an insidious and deadly chain reaction.

Whether on the coast, in the city or in the country, you can find garbage everywhere.

Cans, balloon cords, bottles and and and … – if it’s lying around, take it with you, you could possibly save a life with it.

https://www.imas.utas.edu.au/news/news-items/half-a-million-crabs-killed-by-plastic-debris-on-remote-islands

 

And I mean…Of course, we will also clean up the garbage that threatens the lives of our flatmates, the animals.
It will be us again, who else?

We are the ones who save animals wherever they can be found.
We are the ones who are always on duty to correct fatal mistakes made by idiots, irresponsible people, or animal haters.
Like a concrete slab, this cruel reality presses us every day and forces us to work for abandoned, injured, neglected animals. And that’s a tough job!

We correct malice, injustice, violence; we cannot do otherwise, our own morals dictate that.

But if we see and feel the advancing catastrophe of our planet every day, which is taking place due to the indifference of the meat eaters, the molesters of nature, the exploiters of natural resources and animals, then we could say that Corona lasted far too short.

Our hope champion was too slow and too weak.

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This Corona was a weakling.

My best regards to all, Venus