Day: January 31, 2021

England: 1st February – Remembering Jill Decades Later, Your Death Is Never Forgotten.

1st February – Remembering Jill decades later; you are never forgotten.

Jill lost her life on 1/2/95 trying to stop trucks carrying live baby calves from England to Europe.

On 1 February 1995, Phipps was one of 35 protesters at Coventry Airport in Baginton, protesting the export of live calves to Amsterdam for distribution across Europe. Ten protesters broke through police lines and were trying to bring the lorry to a halt by sitting in the road or chaining themselves to it when Phipps was crushed beneath the lorry’s wheels; her fatal injuries included a broken spine.[6]

“An hour after she arrived on the day she died, the lorry appeared. Most of the protesters were further down the road but a small group, including Ms Phipps who had arrived earlier, were at the entrance of the airport when the articulated lorry came up the road. As it bypassed the main group of campaigners, she ran, arms outstretched, headlong towards it. She clambered up the front wing. Her sister watched in horror as she slipped and fell beneath the wheels.”[7]

The Crown Prosecution Service ruled there was no evidence to bring any charges against the driver. Phipps’ family blamed the police for her death because the police were working to keep the convoy of lorries moving. The inquest heard that the driver may have been distracted by a protester running into the road ahead of him, who was being removed by a policeman. A verdict of accidental death was returned.[6]


Good news from France! ðŸ±ðŸ¶â¤ï¸

In the coronavirus pandemic, the demand for dogs and cats has risen sharply in many countries in Europe.
Numerous animals were acquired during the first lockdown. However, after the travel warning was lifted, owners left them at the animal shelter or simply put them on the street.

They often underestimate the responsibility and the time it takes to look after dogs, cats, birds, or other small animals.
They are overwhelmed.
Members of Parliament in France want to increase the barriers to getting a pet and make sure they get in the best possible hands.
A draft law on a new animal welfare law was passed in France this Wednesday. 🇫🇷

The changes at a glance:
– There will be higher penalties for mistreatment of animals, namely three years imprisonment and a fine of 45,000 euros.

– When purchasing an animal, a certificate must be signed for information, in which duties as a holder, such as vaccinations, necessary doctor visits, and appropriate feeding are listed.

– Only professional breeders and animal shelters are allowed to sell online.

– Animals are no longer allowed to be sold in pet shops.

And I mean...If you want to have an animal roommate with you, you should ask yourself whether you are willing to give the animal enough time and care.
Whether you even have the resources for it.
And then, if you are sure, always contact the local animal shelter.

There you get the best advice and the employees are very concerned about the welfare of the animals.

Anyone who has ever taken in someone from the shelter knows:

Sometimes the best friends come from the shelter.

My best regards to all, Venus

February 1: Dia de Galgos – Day of Shame for Spain

The hunting season in Spain is officially over on February 1st.

At the end of the season, thousands of hunting dogs lose their use and thus their raison d’etre every year.

Galgos, Podencos, Bretons, and other dogs.

Bred to be acquired by hobby hunters for precisely this purpose – and to be used for mostly one hunting season.

Then it will be disposed of again, as cheaply as possible.

From this, a terrible custom has developed, they are hung up, mostly in trees.

The “best” dog hangs highest, the others below.

Dogs that have proven to be less successful hunters are often made to “dance” out of mockery.

So panicked, the animals dance for hours (up to 2 days) from one rear paw to the other until they run out of strength in their legs and their air is choked off.

A cruel and long agony, full of fear and pain.

This procedure is called “playing the piano” by the hunters and these loyal and intelligent animals are humiliated to the point of death.

Most of the dogs that are found are half-starved, injured, and in dire need of medical attention.

This can be traced back to the custom of breaking the legs of the galgos before they are released.

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