Day: September 9, 2020

UK: White striping disease found in 85% UK supermarket chicken.

White striping disease found in 85% UK supermarket chicken

7/9/20

An investigative report by the Humane League UK has uncovered that eight in ten samples of standard chicken in the UK showed white striping disease.

Particularly badly ranked supermarket discounters Asda, Aldi, and Lidl with white striping present in 94%, 92%, and 92% of their standard own-brand chicken respectively.

White Striping Is Affecting More Chicken Breasts - Is Chicken Healthy?

In comparison, just 11% of organic and free-range chicken presented the disease.

White striping is a muscle disease linked with rapid growth and development and appears as thin white lines that run across the poultry, mostly impacting the breast area. It is, however, not only a visual representation of the cruel rearing conditions chicken suffer, but also impacts the quality of the products: The disease lowers the nutritional value of chicken as it increases the fat content; by as much as 224 percent as some studies have shown. Furthermore, it has been shown that the disease can reduce protein content by up to nine percent and increase collagen by ten percent. 

Yet again, this new study highlights the importance and urgency of supermarkets to move away from fast-growing breeds of chicken.

One way to do so is by adopting the Better Chicken Commitment (BCC), which bans this form of breeding. Animal welfare advocates call on UK supermarkets to commit for better welfare and public health. 

Read more at source

The Humane League

White striping in chicken breast – Ethical omnivore

Regards Mark

In the EU: Mass murderers against migratory birds

Migratory bird hunting season starts: In most EU countries the hunting season for migratory birds starts these days.
The stalking has already started in Malta and Cyprus, in France 1.2 million hunters stand for the start of the season on September 13th. Gun at your feet, the 700,000 Italian hunting license holders lay down on September 20. Come on!!

Depending on the country, up to 50 species are approved for shooting. In addition to ducks, pigeons, and chicken birds, various songbirds and waders can also be killed in most southern European countries.

The annual hunting range is around 50 million birds, including around 10 million song thrushes, over 1.3 million skylarks, and around 100,000 lapwings.

Lovebirds (photo) are also very popular with hunters – although the bird of the year 2020 is endangered throughout Europe, between 2 and 3 million lovebirds are shot legally every year!

https://www.facebook.com/Komitee.CABS/

And I mean…And that happens in the EU!!!
In the EU, whose countries call themselves civilized

And the EU calls this mass murder legal hunting.

And that’s not mentioned anywhere in the media!!

The hunting lobby extends to the highest levels of government many politicians are hunters … The lobby goes up to the highest levels of government ..That’s why everyone wants to keep the fun of shooting everything around! and therefore it is difficult to change anything.

Add to that the whole shit like tradition, you can also see the same crimes in other areas like bullfighting, whaling etc.

What criminal politicians are we governed by …
what criminal journalism are we being informed about …
and let us become a society without empathy, without conscience, without action…

My best regards to all, Venus

Rescue Ink – Strong Men with a heart of gold

In New York’s war on animal abuse, some of the worst offenders are pursued by a group of tattooed motorcycle-riding tough guys on a mission to save animals in danger.

They call themselves Rescue Ink, and these are their stories.

They’re eight big guys, with lots of tattoos and a soft spot for animals. Lifestyle expert Wendy Diamond, talks with the men from the popular national geographic channel show “Rescue Ink”.

Anyone who fights animal cruelty is a hero in our eyes.
Something like modern knights, they stand up for those who cannot do it themselves, and that includes animals.

That’s why it’s important to get positive stories out there like Rescue Ink.
This motorcycle gang started by visiting brutal and violent pet owners and then “convincing” them to hand them over whether they like it or not.

It’s easy to tell that they are tall, tattooed, but by no means silly guys.

Rescue Ink is a non-profit organization that has made it its mission to make the world a better place for the poor souls who cannot fight back.

Members couldn’t be more diverse in terms of gender, age, and job.

Some of them are full-time bikers, others are lawyers, former police officers, or bodybuilders. The list could go on and on, but they all have one mission: to find and save animals in need.

Rescue Ink says of itself that the group receives up to 250 calls daily from locations around the world.

The group often intervenes in possible dogfighting rings, but their use is not limited to dogs. Rescue Ink has already saved every type of animal. About a python, a pig, horses, fish, and chickens.
The guideline for this group reads as follows: “Rescue Ink does whatever it takes, but always stays within the law – as our lawyers tell us – to combat abuse and neglect.

Some people refer to us as superheroes. But the truth is that we are super animal lovers (and protectors). Over the years and in many cases, obstacles, and great challenges, we came out stronger and held onto our mission. “

If the group receives evidence of possible abuse, they don’t hesitate for a second to step in and rescue the tortured animal, including further help and recovery.

At first glance, the members look like you don’t want to mess with them, but that only happens if you plan to torture a poor and innocent animal.

http://www.zinteresno.ru/2020/09/motorrad-gang-nimmt-hundekampf-ring.html

 

And…My first thought was: We could use some of these guys here. Great thing! if we had such men here it would be a lot better
In Germany, there was a group, “Rescue Crew”, which started accord the model of “Rescue Ink”. But apparently gave up.

Dear Animal rights activists! never give up! Don’t complain and don’t discuss much, but act and solve problems!

And start all over again! Forward!
It is crucial that we do something – the animals only have us!
That is also the recipe for the success of Rescue Ink- never give up! these wonderful people are great role models for all of us.

My best regards to all, Venus

Some Very Recent Positive News From Poland Regarding Fur Farming and Animals In Entertainment.

WAV Comment:

It has to be remembered that, Mike Moser was the former CEO of the British Fur Trade Association and worked in the fur industry for over ten years.  No doubt, as the voice for the animal abusing fur industry, Moser spoke out about the actions of animal rights activists against the trade, telling everyone ‘how good’ the fur trade was for animal welfare at every opportunity that came his way.

We now kind of welcome (but still have real doubts) that he has finally seen the light and has (especially with his past personal involvement in the business) decided to do a complete U turn and allegedly speak out about the abuses suffered by animals the world over on fur farms.  If you need any proof of this, we can supply dozens of links; but here is literally one we posted only yesterday:

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/09/08/poland-the-price-of-a-fur-coat-terrible-animal-suffering-revealed-on-huge-polish-fur-farm/

But we are extremely cautious about this change; Moser was in the highest position in the BFTA and in the past would deny the terrible conditions for the suffering animakls, and also speak out against expose by the animal rights activists whenever he could.  No doubt as CEO of the BFTA he was also paid a half decent salary !

Can a leopard change its spots ? – we would like to think so but as stated, we are very cautious about it all.

This morning (9/9/20) Mark (WAV) and Mark Glover at ‘Respect for Animals’ (Nottingham, England) – http://www.respectforanimals.org/about/  has a good talk about this particular issue especially.  Mark Glover originally founded ‘Respect’ and is a totally seasoned campaigner and has dedicated his entire life to exposing and speaking out against the fur trade.  We very mmuch admire his professionalism and dedication to the cause.  We worked with ‘Respect’ by providing lots of evidence regarding the fur farms in Serbia, which have now all been closed by the recent Serbian fur ban.  Much of the work at the Serbian end must be attributed to Slavica; who we sadly lost recently.

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/07/17/dr-medicine-slavica-mazak-beslic-a-dear-animal-campaigner-friend-lost-today/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/07/17/for-slavica-mazac-beslic/

Fur Farm ban – Serbia – Links:

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/01/08/serbia-victory-fur-farms-all-now-banned-from-1st-january-2019/

Mark (Glover) also provided some very encouraging news regarding Poland – see the video on the first link above.  He forwarded on to us some information which is hot news today which we wish to share with you –

Poland – Ruling party plans to ban fur farming, use of animals for entertainment

Poland’s ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) plans to file a bill banning fur farming and the use of animals for entertainment purposes. The legislation is to go to the Sejm (lower house) still this week.

Earlier on Tuesday, PiS leader Jarosław Kaczyński said Poland needs new animal protection legislation, and voiced hope for the bill’s support above political divisions. He added that the proposed laws were motivated by humanitarian considerations, and strove to raise animal protection in Poland to western-European standards.

The new laws ban fur farming with the exception of rabbits, and all use of animals for entertainment, including their use in circuses. Also foreseen is the stricter control of animal shelters and the establishment of a council for animal affairs under the agriculture minister.

Link:  https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/ruling-party-plans-to-ban-fur-farming-use-of-animals-for-entertainment-15529

Mark Glover was involved with UK live exports for a while; and so Mark (WAV) gave him some information on the current situation and the continued use of the ‘Joline’ vessel by Dutchman Onderwater out of Ramsgate.

It was a great chat and I closed by wishing Mark continued success with Respect and being a huge voice for animals suffering in the fur trade.

Regards Mark (WAV)

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‘I saw animals in cages, stressed and suffering’: Former fur trade boss calls for UK sales ban

Mike Moser, who has visited fur farms across the globe, said sales of fur have “no place in modern society”.

https://news.sky.com/story/i-saw-animals-in-cages-stressed-and-suffering-former-fur-trade-boss-calls-for-uk-sales-ban-12066698

The former CEO of the British Fur Trade Association has called on the prime minister to ban fur sales in the UK.

Mike Moser, who worked in the fur industry for a decade, described it as “anachronistic, barbaric and unnecessary”.

In an exclusive broadcast interview with Sky News, he said: “I visited fur farms across the globe. I saw animals in cages, stressed and suffering…prime minister I’m calling upon you to stop this inconsistency, to stop this cruel practice and to ban the sale of fur – now.”

Fur farming was banned in the UK in 2000 after a consultation found overwhelming public support for the move.

However, the UK still imports foreign-farmed fur including fox, rabbit, mink, racoon and chinchilla, which Mr Moser believes is “inconsistent, ambiguous, and hypocritical”.

He told Sky News: “Fur is not a necessity. It’s for vanity. In 2020, there is no justification for fur – full stop. That an animal is caged for its entire life is wrong.”

He says the fur trade “has no place in modern society” and “is out of place and out of time”.

He claims it was coming home to his pet labrador after visiting fur farms overseas that made him increasingly question the ethics of keeping foxes and raccoon dogs in wire cages for their entire lives.

He added: “It’s a big U-turn for me, but it’s OK to change your mind and I would implore people who are considering buying fur to change their minds.”

Mr Moser resigned from his role as chief executive of the British Fur Trade Association after he gave evidence at a parliamentary inquiry launched due to a Sky News investigation into the mis-selling of real fur as fake.

We found major high street stores were advertising products as “faux” fur when in reality they were rabbit, mink, fox, raccoon dog, and most consistent with cat.

After Sky News presented the findings in parliament, the select committee concluded retailers were failing consumers and recommended a public consultation on a fur ban should take place.

Mr Moser told Sky News: “As soon as the committee report was published, I resigned. I resigned from the fur trade because I could no longer in all good faith, and with a good conscience, defend what I believe to be indefensible.

“I no longer believed it possible to raise animals in cages and maintain good welfare. I no longer believe in the right of the industry to exist when its product, the fur is produced solely for vanity.”

During his 10 years working for the fur industry, Mr Moser visited farms on five continents and found the confined conditions “upsetting”.

He told Sky News: “The animals on the fur farms are born in cages, and they lead their short lives in the cages. They never know what it’s like to run free. The cages are mesh cages.

“They have to be so that the faeces of the animals can fall through the floor. So in the case of the mink and young fox cubs…their feet are too small to walk on the mesh and quite often they fall through the floor.

“Both these animals, particularly the mink, have padded feet, walking on these metal grids causes sores. It must be immensely uncomfortable.”

He was also distressed by what he felt were high density farm conditions.

“If you take foxes in particular, the cages are barely larger than the animal,” he said. “Now the welfare regulations in Europe, which are held to be gold standard by the industry were published in 1999, they haven’t changed for 21 years.

“In that time selective breeding by fur farmers has increased the size of animals. So simply by that measure alone, those cages are too small.”

When challenged by Sky News over whether it should be left to consumers to decide whether they purchase fur, an argument Mr Moser had himself regularly used, he responded that “there’s lots of decisions governments take for the greater good”.

In his decade working in the fur industry, footage sometimes emerged of alleged animal cruelty at farms.

“Farmers would come back and explain that these were out of context or not on regulated farms or have been set up by the animal rights extremists,” Mr Moser said.

“If you can’t stop these practices, even on one or two farms, then it’s the system itself that’s wrong. There’s no doubt from the footage that we’ve seen over the years that there are many animals in great distress on many fur farms.”

Mr Moser is now working alongside the Humane Society International charity to campaign for a ban on fur.

Claire Bass, HSI executive director, told Sky News: “Mike spent 10 years on the inside of the fur trade, so his verdict that this is an inherently and unacceptably cruel business is a pretty damning indictment.

“I fully respect Mike’s change of heart, and he now has an important and powerful message for the UK government – if someone like him with a decade’s experience inside the fur industry says it’s right to ban fur sales, then it’s time to take action and end the suffering.”

Labour pledged to stop fur imports in 2018 but the Conservatives are unlikely to review this for the time being.

Responding to a written parliamentary question, environment minister Victoria Prentis said last week: “During the transition period, it is not possible to introduce restrictions relating to the fur trade.

“Once our future relationship with the EU has been established there will be an opportunity for the government to consider further steps it could take in relation to fur sales”.

Mr Moser’s high profile U-turn follows that of multiple designers – who have pledged fur-free policies including Prada, Gucci, Armani, Versace, Michael Kors, Jimmy Choo, DKNY, and Burberry.

Want the proof ?

Then watch the video of an undercover investigation by a person who worked at one of the worlds largest mink facilities in Poland.

Video link here:

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/09/08/poland-the-price-of-a-fur-coat-terrible-animal-suffering-revealed-on-huge-polish-fur-farm/

From ‘Respect for Animals’ – Nottingham England.

Against the Fur Trade.

Terrible animal suffering revealed on huge Polish fur farm

“This is a shocking investigation. The suffering of these animals can scarcely be imagined.

I personally know what impact seeing these atrocities first hand and close up can have.

As the undercover activist says in the video, some of the things he has seen will live with him forever.

I still live with some of what I saw in UK fur farms more than 20 years ago and it is not easy, but is certainly one of the things that has driven me on to work to end this disgusting industry.”


Mark Glover, Respect for Animals

Respect for Animals’ colleagues at the Fur Free Alliance, Otwarte Klatki, have today released the results of a two-month long investigation using an activist as an undercover farm employee.

The farm in Goreczki is potentially the biggest mink farm in the world, with around 500,000 animals kept in small cages.

The worker documented shocking cases of cannibalism, open wounds and untreated sick animals. He also recorded the reality of working conditions on fur farms: low wages, little training and lack of employment rights. This is of real importance because the fur trade is currently trying to reimage itself as sustainable and ethical. These claims are lies and this investigation is further evidence of the moral bankruptcy of the fur industry.

The undercover activist, called Yevhen, used a phone and hidden camera to document the distressing conditions on the mink farm.

Yevhen agreed to openly speak on camera about his experiences.  The activist describes dead mink found every day in cages, and the shocking “hospital” – supposedly for sick animals, but where they did not receive veterinary help, instead simply killed by gassing or dying untreated and in agony.

This is the reality of industrial fur factory farming. This is why fur farming must be banned.

Take action! Add your name to this letter to the Polish Embassy, calling for fur farming to be banned:

http://www.123formbuilder.com/form-5630432/poland-ban-fur-farming

You can read our full coverage of this vital investigation here:

Regards Mark (WAV)