I mean…the indifference of carnivores is because they are not the ones who are being tortured.
No other ability has human animal so highly developed as that of indifference.
Despite revolutions, enlightenment, human rights, culture, and science …
at this point, human animals have remained on the trees
5,048turtles have already been reported captured in Queensland’s shark defense system!
Since Queensland began using a shark defense system along the Australian coast, 5,048 turtles have been reported as trapped in these nets.
Of these, 419 turtles were confirmed dead.
The others, over 4,600, have been reported alive, but their injuries are unknown, and no information is known about whether or not they survived. Some turtles were repeatedly caught before dying from injuries in the nets.
This is the story of “Beckie”, an endangered loggerhead sea turtle that was saved by our crew. When we found her, she was already very exhausted and the hook was stuck in her side. We were able to get her for medical treatment on board immediately so that her injuries could be properly treated.
Fortunately, she was successfully rehabilitated and then released.
In Queensland, new laws that went into effect last year have severely limited the ability to monitor and be transparent about the shark control program.
The law forbids getting within 20 meters of the shark defense system, making rescues like “Beckie’s” less likely. However, the public has a right to know what is really going on under the guise of so-called “beach safety”.
We have never been fans of Phil Hogan – he is pro live animal exports and as the ex Agriculture Commissioner at the EU; disregarded anything that the EU Parliament did with regard to amending live animal transport regulations.
Finnish Social Democrats take a historical stand against fur farming, Animalia and Justice for Animals rejoice
25 August 2020
We expect Sanna Marin’s Government to take the necessary steps to end fur farming. The next logical move would be to propose legislation to prohibit fur farming.
Heidi Kivekäs, Executive Director of Animalia
Finnish Social Democrats take a historical stand against fur farming,
In a historical vote, the Social Democratic party of Finland (SDP) committed to working towards ending fur farming and fur sales both in Finland and in the EU within a reasonable transition period. News on the decision broke on 24 August during the Social Democrats’ party congress, held in Tampere, Finland.
Finnish animal rights organizations Animalia and Justice for Animals thank the Social Democrats for their forward-thinking conclusion. The SDP is Finland’s largest party, and their newly confirmed party leader Sanna Marin is Finland’s current Prime Minister.
The ruling party’s decision comes at a time when the acceptability of fur farming is increasingly questioned both among EU citizens and in daily politics. Out of the five parties in Government, the Green Party and the Left Party are also officially against fur farming.
“74 % of Finnish citizens oppose current fur farming practices. For years, animal advocacy organizations have been working hard for a ban on fur farming in Finland. It is brilliant that Finland’s largest party has updated their position in line with the popular opinion.
The majority of the Government parties are now in favour of a fur farming ban. We expect Sanna Marin’s Government to take the necessary steps to end fur farming. The next logical move would be to propose legislation to prohibit fur farming”, Heidi Kivekäs, Executive Director of Animalia, comments.
Initiatives to ban fur farming have entered the parliamentary process in several European countries. Many countries have already introduced full bans, one of the latest being another Nordic country, Norway. A ban is highly possible in Finland now that three out of five Government parties are committed to ending fur farming for good.
“We are extremely pleased with SDP’s freshly formed stance. Animals need everyone for their defense, and an important new ally has now joined the ranks. There are politicians opposing fur farming among other parties too, even if there is no official party line yet. There is still a lot of work to be done so that this party position does not turn into an empty promise”, says Kristo Muurimaa of Justice for Animals.
Both Animalia and Justice for Animals are members of Fur Free Alliance (FFA), a European anti-fur organization. FFA have congratulated the Finnish organisations on this historical win.
Further inquiries: Heidi Kivekäs Executive Director, Animalia tel. +358 (0) 50 384 5072 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristo Muurimaa Campaigns and Communication, Justice for Animals tel. +358 (0) 44 722 3352 email@example.com
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