Day: September 14, 2020

This is Poppy

The meat mafia that produces our meat goes to great lengths to keep the victims invisible from their perpetrators, the consumers.
We do not see the victims of the meat industry, they are essentially invisible.
One look at the truth could endanger the system.

This is a victim of the egg industry.
This victim produces your eggs.

This is Poppy.


Nothing about her matches the myth of the happy chickens from the dirty advertising of the meat mafia.

She has no feathers to preen she is literally skin and bone.
Poppy is a battery hen, living in a cage with a lot of other hens, stands on a wire floor day and night for 18 months.

They have no natural sunlight, no access to the outdoors, or even make a nest lay.

This is allowed by law, animal prisoners live in dark dungeons and are tortured every day as if they had committed a crime.

These perverse, perfidious tortures represent the worst kind of fascism.

Fight this with all means,
otherwise, nothing will change

Regards and good night, Venus

New Music Video by Vegan Band Scarlet Rescue Debuting September 17th Honors Slain Animal Rights Activist Regan Russell.

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Our past posts about Regan Russell include:

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/07/25/obituary-regan-russell/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/07/08/usa-canada-2-us-pigs-saved-from-factory-farm-in-the-name-of-canadian-activist-regan-russell/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/08/13/justice-for-regan-russell-the-lie-industry-of-the-animal-transport-mafia/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/06/23/the-murder-of-regan-russell/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/06/20/the-longtime-activist-reagan-russel-was-killed-while-protesting/

Sent to us today by contact:  we repeat it unchanged.

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Name: Lisa Barca

Comment: New Music Video by Vegan Band Scarlet Rescue Debuting September 17th Honors Slain Animal Rights Activist Regan Russell.

“Regan’s Song” marks the three-month anniversary of her death when she was struck by a pig transport truck while protesting outside of a slaughterhouse.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Lisa Barca, Scarlet Rescue, (480) 747-5196 Scarlet.Rescue.Music@gmail.com

PHOENIX, AZ – September 10, 2020 – “I was devastated by Regan’s death, and when Jane called me to propose working on “Regan’s Song” together, I immediately realized what an important contribution the song would be to keeping Regan’s memory alive, telling her story, and motivating others to fight in her name by speaking out for animals,” said Lisa Barca, frontwoman of all-vegan punk band Scarlet Rescue.

The song was co-written by Lisa Barca and Jane Velez-Mitchell, television and social media journalist and author. Velez-Mitchell is the founder of #JaneUnChained, a digital news network for animal rights and the vegan lifestyle. “I felt compelled to write the song because social justice movements need music to become a cultural phenomenon. And, this martyr deserves a tribute that will remind people that she made the ultimate sacrifice. As the song says, she gave her life to spare them the knife,” said Velez-Mitchell.

“Regan’s Song” is a professionally filmed and recorded video shot in studio and includes footage of Regan Russell’s activism with Toronto Pig Save and the Save Movement’s work around the world.

Anita Krajnc, co-founder of Toronto Pig Save, said, “Regan’s Song” is an anthem song that represents a vindication for all the exploited and suffering animals Regan stood up for her entire life. In the best tradition of protest songs, the chorus is an inspiring call to action. Audiences will sing along and go vegan to ensure Regan lives on and did not die in vain.”

A sample of the lyrics from the song:

Go vegan for Regan
She didn’t die in vain
She gave her life
To spare them the knife

Go vegan with Regan
We will fight in her name
Run down and killed
Her blood was spilled

Video embargoed: Not to be released before September 17th.

Scarlet Rescue is: Lisa Barca (lead vocals, guitar, mandolin), Nathaniel Burns (drums), Stephen Davis (piano), and Dillon Pape (bass)

https://www.scarletrescue.com/
Facebook: @scarlet.rescue.music
Instagram: @scarletrescue
YouTube: Contact for video link

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Migratory bird masacre in Lebanon

With the beginning of the bird migration, the first evidence of the terrible massacres that Lebanese poachers are causing among our European migratory birds reach us again.

This picture from last week shows a group of men proudly posing for a “selfie” with over 500 freshly shot migratory birds.
The prey consists almost exclusively of species that are strictly protected in Lebanon, such as swallows, oriole, wheatear, bee-eater, woodpecker.

The photo was taken after our research in the north of the country and was uploaded to the Instagram platform last Friday.

The police anti-poaching unit has been informed.
At the same time, preparations are underway for the bird protection mission in the Lebanon Mountains, financed by the Committee against Bird Murder, which begins next week.

By the end of the month, the “Bird Guards” from our partner association SPNL, which we have trained since 2017, will monitor important train corridors and take action against poachers together with the authorities.

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

 

And I mean…We recently reported on the joy of the millions of hunters in Europe because of the shooting down of migratory birds (https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/09/09/in-the-eu-mass-murderers-against-migratory-birds/).
This is what the EU calls the opening of the hunting season, and it started on September 13th.

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.

Our hunters here can’t wait to start shooting down the flying travelers in the sky.
In Italy it is no different, sparrows and other songbirds are considered delicacies. Nets are set up in which the birds get caught and die in agony.

Now the massacres are coming from Lebanon.
We do not differentiate between the EU and other countries.
A crime is a crime.

And we will never be tired of bringing to light the cruel crimes of hunters around the world.

Only one thing remains questionable in this particular case:
Would the Lebanese poachers present their faces so cool on the internet if they had to fear a high penalty?

My best regards to all, Venus

England: ‘Extinction’ ! – The Warning To Us All.

England 14/9/20.

The BBC aired a television programme last evening; called ‘Extinction’.

It involved animal campaigner and naturalist David Attenborough, and lasted for 1 hour.

Basically, the programme was based around the destruction of the environment, and the destruction of the biodiversity – the animals (big and small) which all interact to keep things as they should be.

It showed the ravages that humankind is having on the environment and the abuse and destruction of animal species.

More than anything, it was a warning to mankind and the governments who are turning the other way – the ‘ignorants’.  The message was simple, clear; get your act together very soon or face the consequences for all mankind. 

As a campaigner, I was personally pleased that the programme (sadly, the BBC usually keeps it clean and politically polite) decided to push the envelope a bit, by showing footage of caged animals at Wuhan wet markets, destruction of the Amazon rain forest, Bats, Pangolins, White Rhino; interviews with rangers in Africa, and importantly; Covid 19 overview; asking if this was the last virus we would see.  The campaigner experts who contributed to the programme gave the message that things are bad, very bad; but we still can sort many of the problems if only the mass dickhead governments woke up to what people are asking; and what they want – IMPROVEMENTS. Is the Amazon destruction not just one prime example ?

This morning; the next morning, there are a couple of reviews by the UK national press which I copy below.

I do not know if the programme can be seen on Youtube, or if it will happen.  UK citizens can re watch or first time watch the programme using the iplayer (catch up) system which is only available in the UK.

Wherever you are in the world; this programme must be seen at some time.  As I say it is simply called ‘Extinction’. See it as soon as you can.

Here are the newspaper reviews from this morning – no doubt there will be more soon and I may add as extra posts as necessary.

Regards Mark

The ‘Guardian’ – an excellent newspaper which covers masses of environmental issues:

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2020/sep/13/extinction-the-facts-review-a-heartbreaking-warning-from-david-attenborough


Extinction: The Facts review – a heartbreaking warning from David Attenborough

With an eighth of the planet’s species at risk of dying out, this documentary offered a stark look at the devastation that humans have wreaked, and are wreaking, on the natural world.

It is hard to absolutely, positively look forward to an hour-long programme about the many varied, catastrophic ways we have ruined the world around us. David Attenborough’s Extinction: The Facts (BBC One) was as upsetting as you might expect. If his earlier Planet Earth series delivered joyous portraits of nature at its most spectacular, here we had beautifully shot footage of monkeys desperately leaping into a river to escape a forest fire, a baby bear looking lost in a ransacked, smoking landscape, and the corpses of killer whales, tangled in fishing nets, rotting on the shore.

It was unbearably painful to watch.

People who make programmes about the environment are constantly searching for new ways to force us to pay attention, to make sure we resist the temptation to change channel in search of less distressing content. This time they tried making the theme of extinction feel urgent by filtering it through the prism of the coronavirus pandemic. But there is something depressing about this need to persuade people to focus on the imminent extinction of 1m different species by appealing to our self-interest, highlighting how humans will ultimately suffer as a result of the devastation we have brought upon ourselves.

“This year, we have been shown we have gone one step too far. Scientists have linked out destructive relationship with nature to the emergence of Covid-19,” a mournful Attenborough said. It’s sad that both the scientists and the film-makers sense the problem of extinction has to be shown to hurt us (in the form of triggering global pandemics that cut a swathe through humanity) before we really care enough to engage.

Because, actually, once you had steeled yourself to absorb the stream of images of the tragedy unfolding around us, this was an immensely powerful film on its own terms, and not simply in the context of the extra disruption that Covid-19 has caused over the past six months.

Attenborough’s regretful delivery of the facts only made them worse to hear. There were a few flashes of a youthful, more carefree version of him, laughing as he filmed endangered mountain gorillas in Rwanda in the 70s, but his tone has become stricken, acknowledging the failures of his and current generations to tackle the challenge.

He was joined by a chorus of aghast scientists, offering a bald summary of the accelerating state of decline. One million species out of 8m on earth are now threatened with extinction, they reminded us. Since 1970, vertebrate populations – birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles – have declined by 60%. While extinction is a natural process, it is the current rapid rate that is the problem. Studies suggest that extinction is now happening hundreds of times faster than the natural evolutionary rate and it is accelerating.

As you would expect from an Attenborough film, we learned much about some of the world’s most extraordinary animals, but touching footage of the giant anteater (who carries its pup lovingly draped over its back) was there only to illustrate the rapidly dwindling area of its remaining habitat in Brazil. Endearing shots of the nocturnal pangolin, which can consume 70m ants a year, was included only because it has become the most trafficked animal in the world, as a result of specious claims about the medicinal properties of its scales.

All this was set against the unforgiving soundtrack of a whirring electric chainsaw, cutting into the thick trunks of ancient trees, and the crunching of industrial machinery crashing through the forests.

The only polar bears and tigers that featured were the decapitated hunting trophies stored in customs warehouses, next to grinning crocodile heads and confiscated snakeskin boots.

There is a formula that makers of this documentary genre struggle to get right. They need the correct balance between displaying current levels of devastation and instilling a sense of urgency, while simultaneously offering an optimistic promise that it still isn’t quite too late for things to change. Contemplating his own mortality, Attenborough did his best. “I do truly believe that, together, we can make a better future. I might not be here to see it, but if we make the right decisions at this critical moment, we can safeguard our planet’s ecosystem.”

He showed how careful work by Rwandan conservationists has ensured that the mountain gorillas he filmed in the 70s have survived.

But this offered only a faint glimmer of hope. Images of the planet’s last two remaining white rhinos were the starkest illustration of how badly things have gone wrong. (see photo below)

We betrayed them,” the Kenyan conservationist James Mwenda said.

A heartbreaking hour, but essential television.

The ‘Independent’ is non politically biased; and again reports on some outstanding environmental and natural issues:

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/reviews/david-attenborough-extinction-facts-review-bbc-documentary-new-b420994.html

The BBC documentary points out that there is no earthly reason why a new virus won’t one day wipe out the very species that has been trying to kill the planet for the past few centuries – us lot 

You might have thought a pandemic that has taken half a million lives, inflicted pain and suffering on many millions more, and cost us trillions would make us think twice about the way we humans interact with nature. It seems not. The poor old pangolin and blameless bats are still being flogged and slaughtered in various so-called wet markets, even though it is widely believed that the coronavirus emerged through the close proximity of humans to these usually harmless wild animals.

As Extinction: The Facts makes clear, however, many deadly viruses – Sars, Ebola, Aids – have infected us via still-thriving wildlife markets and the intrusion of humans into natural habitats to rear cattle or grow soya (for animal feed) or produce palm oil (for processed food and fuel); places we don’t really belong. So, as the impressive collection of environmental talking heads assembled for this latest message from Sir David Attenborough depressingly points out, even when the climate crisis and mass extinctions are a clear and present danger, and coronavirus is taking our loved ones, humanity is still incapable of changing its voracious ways.

The documentary points out that there is no earthly reason why some new virus will not one day appear that is even more infectious and deadly than this coronavirus, and could wipe out the very species that has been trying to kill the planet for the past few centuries – us lot.

You could call it a revenge attack.

Still, it’s always nice to see nature’s survivors on film, and Attenborough is certainly one of them. If it’s possible to be a youthful 94-year-old, then that is what he is, his passion undimmed. He made his earliest TV appearance back in 1954, chasing giant anteaters around scrublands. These days, his knees probably aren’t up to that sort of lark, so his contributions are limited to impassioned pieces to camera, linking the archive footage of cute creatures, breathtaking panoramas and the controlled explosions of anger from thoughtful environmentalists. He also wouldn’t find it so easy to run around with anteaters now because there are fewer about; they too are losing out to land needed for cattle, to feed humans’ insatiable taste for a juicy burger.

Indeed, much of the show is basically a parade of animals that are on their way out – the last killer whale pod around Scotland (rendered infertile by pollution), the last two northern white rhinos (poaching), and of course the beleaguered pangolin (bogus “medicinal” usages for its scales, which are just keratin, the same as your fingernails).

Attenborough and his peers try to offer a little hope with the enviro-doom, because otherwise you’d just wipe away a tear, shrug and help yourself to another Big Mac, seeing as there is sod all anyone’s going to do about anything. Or you could join Extinction Rebellion and glue yourself to a train.

Thus it was genuinely moving to learn that the mountain gorillas Attenborough famously befriended four decades ago, then on the brink of extinction, have actually staged a recovery. That intimate encounter from his landmark series Life on Earth (1979) has lost none of its power, and seeing Sir David so young adds some poignancy. Now, an enlightened scheme taking money from tourists and, basically, using it to pay the local community to protect them, has seen the great apes population rise to more sustainable levels.

The wider message is that the planet too can be saved, if only we ease up on our consumption and waste.

Covid, said one expert, is a “moment” when we can reconsider how we live our lives. That’s true, but the inconvenient fact is that we all know we won’t, and we too are on our way to extinction.

The viruses may inherit the Earth. 

Possibly a copy should be viewed by this person who blames everyone else for the issues:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-54144651

https://news.sky.com/video/us-wildfires-trump-blames-unprecedented-fires-on-forest-management-12070774

https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/09/14/western-fires-35-dead-air-quality-may-not-improve-until-october/5790205002/

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/13/us-west-coast-choked-by-smoke-as-firefighters-tackle-deadly-wildfires

Hey its ‘Bad (Forestry) Management; – am I not the chief ‘Manager’ ? – yes, but blame someone else !

What about pulling the Paris climate issue Mr ‘President’ ? – Karma ?

White feathers in the wind

Text: Association against animal factories (VgT), Switzerland

A truck loaded with chickens drives towards Märwil in the canton of Thurgau, to one of the largest chicken slaughterhouses in Switzerland.
White feathers swirl in the wind.

Birds breathe fresh air for the first time in their last hours of life.
But they can’t enjoy it. Terrified to death, they have to hold out in tight blue boxes with other fellow sufferers until they are all killed when they arrive at their destination.

But that is only a small part of a painful existence. Recently hatched in a sterile room, they were never allowed to experience what it means to feel the warmth of a loving mother.

Within just 5 weeks, they grew from 40 grams to over a kilogram of body weight. Everything hurts because the child’s skeleton cannot keep up with rapid growth.

Actually, they are still chicks – in a body that is much too large, which was only bred to reach slaughter weight as quickly as possible.

Two hours ago your white feathers were blowing in the wind across our windshield.

Now you are already dead. Miserably suffocated in the gas chamber, dismantled and already processed into a chicken.

You would have loved to have just lived happily as we did, according to your nature and your needs. But you didn’t get the slightest chance.

A feather got stuck in the grass by the roadside. We stopped and took her.

Representing the millions of victims who are killed every year in Switzerland after a sad and painful life. For a short treat for the palate.

Don’t lose courage, get up again, wipe away your tears, and keep fighting so that this horror comes to an end at some point. But sometimes, like today, it’s incredibly difficult …..

 

And I mean…Those who fight against violence, slavery, and torture of animals have to expect long sleepless nights.

But we still have to go on.
The animals only have us

Whether you are an activist, animal liberator, or an active member of an organization … every voice that is raised against the daily holocaust of animals takes us and those we fight for a few steps further.

My best regards to all, Venus