Day: August 27, 2020

there is nothing humane in murder

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

Regards and a good night from Venus

Queensland: This is the story of “Beckie”

5,048 turtles 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.

“Beckie”, Photo – Rebecca Griffiths / Sea Shepherd

 

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”.

Sea Shepherd Deutschland

 

And I mean… The corruption of the government in Queensland, unfortunately, has a fatal effect not only on life in the ocean but on all animal welfare.

The number of koalas has plummeted from 100,000 to 40,000 animals within 5 years.
“Queensland is once again developing into a center of global nature destruction,” warns biologist April Reside.

The loosening of laws is partly to blame for the misery: Often no permits are required for clear-cutting and the destruction of nature. It is enough just to inform the authorities.

Landowners only need a state permit for larger clearings. Obviously, there is no effective monitoring of whether they adhere to them.
Effective nature conservation becomes almost impossible.

Queensland must learn to respect the life of ALL animals, Queensland must respect animal welfare laws and must stop exploiting nature and animals.

 

My best regards to all, Venus

Ireland: Phil Hogan; EU Commissioner and PRO Live Animal Export Voice, Now Resigns After Being Naughty. Great News (Revenge ?) for For the Animals He Sent for Export.

I did not break any law': Phil Hogan formally resigns as EU commissioner

Photo – Irish Times.

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. 

Read more here:

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/05/06/eu-meps-have-their-say-in-the-hundreds-but-in-the-end-if-commissioner-says-no-then-no-it-is/

Well now he has been forced to resign from the EU for flouting Covid regulations.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-53923052

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/26/eu-trade-commissioner-phil-hogan-resigns-after-flouting-covid-rules

https://www.politico.eu/article/phil-hogan-resigns-as-eu-trade-boss-over-golfgate-scandal/

Bye Phil – take a well deserved and very very long hike – you have never done any animal any favors and as far as we are concerned you have now got your just rewards. 

We are only sorry that it took so long for people like you to get hit. 

We are sure that all the animals will be rejoicing along with us at the news today.

So go away and stay away.

Finland: Finnish Social Democrats take a historical stand against fur farming. Well Done Them !

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 
heidi.kivekas@animalia.fi  
  
Kristo Muurimaa 
Campaigns and Communication, Justice for Animals 
tel. +358 (0) 44 722 3352 
kristo.muurimaa@oikeuttaelaimille.fi

Other (our) WAV posts relating to Finnish fur farming:

Time to ban the fur trade scum from the planet !

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/08/01/finland-caged-fur-racoon-impaled-through-eye-and-head-on-finnish-fur-farm-sign-petition-now-to-get-fur-shit-traders-out-of-uk-we-want-a-fur-free-britain/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/10/18/uk-television-star-pete-wicks-cries-over-caged-cubs-raised-for-slaughter-in-chilling-fur-trade-expose-from-finland-investigation/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2018/12/19/finnish-fur-farms-a-horror-industrie/

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