Day: September 29, 2020

Sharks: the potential victims of the corona vaccination?

In order for all people in the world to be vaccinated against the new coronavirus, half a million sharks might have to die.

Squalene is found in vaccines that manufacturers are experimenting with. The substance that strengthens the body’s immune response and thus the effectiveness of vaccination is obtained from the oil of shark liver.

For billions of corona vaccinations, thousands of sharks would have to die!

Around 3,000 sharks have to be killed to produce around a ton of squalene.
In order to produce enough squalene to provide every person in the world with a vaccine dose, 250,000 sharks would have to die, calculates the animal protection organization “Shark Allies”.

If everyone needed two doses of vaccine to immunize against Covid-19, it would be half a million sharks.

Shark populations would not be able to cope with the mass production of vaccinations

Many shark species are already threatened, declared the animal rights activists in their petition on the Internet portal

Exploiting them for the mass production of vaccines could have catastrophic consequences for the predatory fish population.
“Harvesting something from a wild animal is never going to be sustainable, especially if it’s a top predator that doesn’t reproduce in huge numbers”, explained Stefanie Brendl, the chairwoman of the animal welfare organization.

“Shark Allies” started a petition calling for the organization to stop the use of animal squalene.

There are more non-animal alternatives: Squalene is not only found in shark livers, but also in certain plants.


Declaration by the organization on this matter:  “After yesterday’s post where we announced that shark-derived squalene is a common ingredient in vaccines (including current COVID-19 vaccine development), you are probably wondering why squalene even needs to be in them?

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People Are Ditching Meat ‘More Rapidly Than Thought’ New Research Finds.

People Are Ditching Meat ‘More Rapidly Than Thought’ New Research Finds

‘Our research findings may come as a surprise to many…it identified a new class of casual consumer who are reducing their meat consumption much more rapidly than thought’



The Vegan Baby

People across Europe are reducing their meat consumption ‘much more rapidly than thought’, according to new research published by New Food Magazine.

Dutch firm ingredients firm Griffith Foods has undertaken a Pan Europeansurvey looking into consumer behaviour, polling around 4,000 people in the U.K, Germany, France, and the Netherlands.

The organization says the emerging flexitarian market – of people who actively want to reduce their meat intake and try alternative proteins – is larger than previously thought.

Demand for meat-free food

The survey found that consumers want more ‘adventurous’ vegan and veggie options made available – with different cuisines including Asian and Mediterranean on offer rather than just standard veggie burgers.

When it comes to meat alternatives, flexitarian shoppers are seeking products with a more meat-like texture than many of the options currently available.

‘Much more rapidly than thought’

“Our research findings may come as a surprise to many, especially as it identified a new class of casual consumer who are reducing their meat consumption much more rapidly than thought,” said Wim van Roekel, president, Griffith Foods, Europe & Africa, said. “That has major implications for food retail manufacturers and producers, and their response to capture and cater to this newfound mass market.

“It’s exciting for our customers as this new demographic, still in its infancy, has a big appetite for choice and change.”

Vegan Faces.

Regards Mark

Breaking 29/9/20 – ‘Fur Free Alliance’ Announce: VICTORY! FRANCE TO BAN FUR FARMING.

29/9/20  – Breaking News from the Fur Free Alliance

WAV Comment – we have just had this news in and we want to immediately share it with you.

The transition period is stated as 5 years; but we know with experience from the Netherlands and Poland; we feel eventually it will be a very much shorter time – given Covid and the rest.

Even better; it seems that a ban on wild animals in circuses is also to be included in the legislation.

BIG Congrats to all the crew at the FFA – another victory to rid the world of barbaric fur farming.

Regards Mark



FRANCE, 29 SEPTEMBER 2020 – In a historic move, this morning the French minister of Ecological Transition announced to prohibit fur production. The decision follows a recent expose from our French member One Voice of the hideous conditions on France’s last 4 remaining fur farms.

The ban on fur farming will go into force after a 5-year transitional period. Besides the prohibition of fur production, the announced measures also include a ban on wild animals in circuses.

Muriel Arnal, CEO of French animal protection organisation One Voice, says:

“What a hard fight… thanks to all our partners in the Fur Free Alliance for their help in the last moments. We finally have a ban. But it will take place in a very long time compared to the Netherlands. With only 4 remaining farms we expected a much stronger announcement. We will keep on fighting to close down these 4 farms before the deadline set by the ministry of Ecology.”

Last week Fur Free Alliance member organisations around the world urged the French government to take immediate action and shut down France’s last remaining fur farms.

Read our joint letter to French Minister Pomili here

Recent investigations on French fur farms, recorded in 2017, 2019 and once again in 2020, revealed shocking examples of animal suffering, including mink with physical injuries kept in appalling conditions and displaying stereotypical behaviour. Some of them had injured eyes, missing teeth, missing tails, paralysed and necrotic legs, and skin diseases.

Together with OneVoice we call on the French government to speed up the transitional period and prohibit fur farming at the earliest opportunity.