Day: October 18, 2020

absurdity

… it is absurd that we eat pigs, lambs, chickens, cows … and love cats.
What’s even more absurd is that we don’t even know why.

We only regard this as normal, but it is nothing more than the sum of the convictions and the moral rule of the social majority.

It is a fascist ideology that is adopted by most and therefore taken for granted.
We are not caught up in this violent ideology.
We know the truth and therefore we fight against this ideology with every means.

Regards and good night, Venus

Pathological perversity: colored chicks

For years, mainly in Asia, it has been observed that brightly colored chicks are given away to children.

But anyone who thinks it’s just a trend from Asia is wrong.

The coloration of the animals is a perversity that has already arrived in Austria from Asia via Turkey.

At Easter, in particular, the business with colorful chicks is booming in the USA and, as already mentioned, in Europe. If you search for colorful chicks on Twitter, you will also find something in markets in Spain.

By far the cruelest images of this practice come from the holiday paradise of Thailand.
In the scorching heat of Thailand, the chicks are packaged for sale in plastic – but since the plastic bags are airtight and contain neither water nor food, the birds suffer terrible agony.

As you can see in the video: the staining method is pretty brutal. Dozens of chicks are thrown into a pot, colored over it, and then stirred in the pot for minutes as if they were objects and not living beings. Another way to color the chicks is to squirt food coloring directly into the eggs.
The animals are then packed in plastic bags for sale.

Normal “common sense” will tell you that this cannot be healthy for the animals.

But the main issue is not whether the chemicals cause direct harm to the animals.
The much bigger problem is selling the chicks to children as a present.

Animals are not there to be given to children. They cannot treat the chicks responsibly, because as soon as they get their natural color on the feathers again, children are bored.

If the chicks get their normal plumage, then they are of no interest, and the animals either end up in the trash or in the animal shelter.

And because the boom is so popular with colored chicks, bunnies are also colored for Easter!

Christmas is at our door, and every year the same thing happens again: fun at the expense of the animals.

Don’t take part.
Teach your children to be responsible for animals and to respect their dignity and freedom.

Never buy animals as gifts.
If we don’t do that with people, then we shouldn’t do it with animals either!

My best regards to all, Venus

Germany: Circus elephant Mambo and his companion die painfully in the truck

‼ ️ UPDATE: VIRUS OR CHOKING DEATH? 💔 🐘🌈🐘💔
Mambo and his fellow-sufferer are dead

Two agonizing lives have come to an agonizing end: Mambo, who was born around 1983 in the wild and has been abused as a circus clown since his capture, suffocated miserably in a van about 2 weeks ago together with a fellow sufferer whose name was not yet known to us.

This can be seen from current entries in the Elephant database.


Mambo and the elephant cows Tonga, Nanda, Betty, and Kimba (also caught in the wild) have been at the “mercy” of the Casselly family of tamers for years, who force them to perform disgusting tricks in the arena: unforgettable the unspeakable pictures, taken in 2017 in the Karlsruhe Christmas Circus when Mambo pulled a carriage through the ring in which a pony was sitting.

Furthermore, he and his fellow sufferers were repeatedly abused during the breaks as mounts and also as springboards.

During the engagement in Reutlinger Christmas Circus 2018/19 Mambo made headlines when he had to pull children on a sled through the snow.

At that time the “Südwest Presse” found the completely inappropriate headline: “Fun in the snow: Mambo the elephant pulls children on sleds” and received a lot of criticism for it.
The last time the elephants stepped in Germany in 2019/20 at Offenburg Christmas Circus, from where we received a video that showed how the elephants were beaten with an elephant hook before their appearance behind the tent.

So far, we have not yet been able to find out exactly how this terrible accident came about in Hungary. As soon as we have more information, we will let you know.
We are shocked by the horrific death of the two elephants.

One cannot even imagine the panic that must have filled them.

We mourn the two gray giants and will always keep them in fond memories.

According to a Hungarian media report, Casselly supposedly wants to build a retirement home for the remaining 3 elephants or give them to a zoo so that they can spend their old age there.

The two dead elephants are not mentioned in the article in the Hungarian newspaper of October 9th.

And I mean…The “great gardeners of the forest” are exploited to amuse and increase the attractiveness of circuses. Now the life of Mambo and his companion ends miserably and painfully in a truck on the transport to Hungary.

These incredible animals are being driven around the country, caged and forced to perform, kept in small spaces, deprived of physical and social needs, and trapped in vans for much of the time.

Circus animals are prisoners for life who are forced to perform often painful feats. The elephants know perfectly well that if they disobey they will be in pain.

Without the infliction of pain with an aid such as stun guns or elephant hooks, no elephant would perform these dressage numbers in the arena and certainly not stand up on their hind legs.

By the way, the European Elephant Group found that bulls Mambo has deformed rear legs, which should be noticed by any attentive official veterinarian. And these deformations are based on regularly overloaded joints, tendons, and muscles.

The German Minister of Agriculture Julia Klöckner was asked by the state ministers to ban the keeping of wild animals in the circus.

But according to media reports, Julia Klöckner has no interest in banning wild animals in the circus.
The Germany Animal Welfare Association speaks of currently more than 300 circuses traveling around Germany in which wild animals are to be pitied.

“We do not need self-appointed stable-police to monitor compliance with animal welfare”.
No, these words do not come from China, where the government criticized animal welfare organizations that used pictures to draw attention to the horrific situations in the slaughterhouses for dogs.
These words also come from the German Federal Minister of Agriculture Julia Klöckner.

It is shameful and uncivilized that there are still circuses with wild animals, animals at all, and ridiculous wildlife shows in Germany …

My best regards to all, Venus

Australia: Chances They (Governments) Take With Live Animal Exports – Crew Member from the ‘Al Messilah’ Livestock Carrier Docked in Fremantle Has Tested Positive for COVID-19.

On top of the new cases confirmed from tests overnight, Health Minister Roger Cook today confirmed a crew member from the Al Messilah livestock carrier docked in Fremantle has tested positive for COVID-19.

https://www.watoday.com.au/national/western-australia/deeply-concerning-pattern-covid-outbreaks-detected-in-two-livestock-ships-docked-off-wa-20201017-p5661p.html

https://thewest.com.au/news/coronavirus/coronavirus-crew-on-key-integrity-in-geraldton-and-al-messilah-ships-in-fremantle-infected-with-covid-19-ng-b881696059z

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-17/crew-member-on-bulk-carrier-in-geraldton-tested-for-covid-19/12777364

Regards Mark

USA: Petition – Get Justice for Champ, a Dog Who Was Intentionally Starved as a Petty Act of Revenge. Maximum Penalty Please !

Petition Link:

https://www.idausa.org/campaign/justice-for-animals/latest-news/dog-abuse-south-carolina-justice-for-champ/

Justice for Champ

Get Justice for Champ, a Dog Who Was Intentionally Starved as a Petty Act of Revenge

Champ was on the brink of death when he was found by authorities in South Carolina. He had been intentionally starved by a woman who was trying to get back at her ex-boyfriend, who was Champ’s guardian. While Champ has recovered and now has a loving home, his abuser has yet to face the consequences of her heartless act of cruelty.

Now, we’re calling for justice on his behalf.

Justice for Champ

Elizabeth Jena James chained Champ in her yard and watched him slowly starve for an entire month because she was reportedly angry at her ex-boyfriend for leaving her. A tip led authorities from the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office to Champ, and when he was found, the Mastiff-mix weighed only about 50 pounds — about half of his healthy body weight.

His skeletal body was infested with maggots and hookworms, and he needed multiple blood transfusions.

Rescue Dogs Rock NYC heard about his plight and was able to immediately take him in. They raised funds to cover the cost of his medical care and helped him start over in an entirely new life. Champ’s had a long road to recovery, but he’s since been adopted into a loving home where he is adored.

James, on the other hand, has yet to be held accountable for her sickeningly petty and callous act of cruelty.

She was arrested and bonded out in 2018, but a grand jury later indicted her on felony animal cruelty charges.

She’s now facing a minimum of 180 days in jail, with a potential maximum of five years, and a fine of up to $5,000, in line with South Carolina’s animal abuse laws.

Join us in calling on Eighth Circuit Court Solicitor David M. Stumbo, asking him to seek the maximum penalties for James. She sat back and did nothing, while watching Champ slowly and painfully waste away to nothing but skin and bones in her yard. This is unforgivable and inexcusable; James needs to be held accountable for this vengeful act. And of equal importance, no animal should ever be left in her deficient care ever again.

Submit our alert to deliver your comments to:

  • Eighth Circuit Court Solicitor David M. Stumbo

USA: 22/10/20 – Saving Life on Earth Webinar. Register to Take Part Now.

Hi Mark,

https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/

Endangered wildlife knows no borders. The Center works to protect global biodiversity by using U.S. and international law to conserve imperiled species wherever they’re found.

Join us on Thursday, Oct. 22 for our next Saving Life on Earth webinar to learn about our work to protect amazing wildlife in Africa.

From iconic species like elephants and giraffes to weird but wonderful pangolins and sea cucumbers, we need your help to fight the wildlife trade that’s fueling the extinction crisis.

The presentation will feature our International Director Sarah Uhlemann and International Legal Director Tanya Sanerib.

The hour-long webinar starts at 4 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. ET.

Register and then check your email for the link to join (if you don’t see it, check your junk folder).

Tierra Curry
Senior Scientist
Center for Biological Diversity