Day: February 1, 2021

Flanders ban the cruel “Ponny Carousells”- Super!

Action alliance – animals do not belong to the circus

A BAN IN ALL BELGIUM APPLIES FROM 2023

A “wild animal ban” has been in effect in circuses in Belgium since 2014.

Now the “fun” on the back of little horses that have to go around in circles for hours will soon come to an end.

After the Brussels and Wallonia regions, Flanders has now also banned pony riding at trade fairs and annual markets

This means that this old-fashioned “attraction” will be banned across Belgium from 2023 after a corresponding transition period.
The operators of the pony carousels are to receive compensation.

It is time to sensitize parents and children to the quiet suffering of animals and to show that there are species-appropriate ways to show children the “happiness of the earth on horseback” – with respect for animals.

The pony carousel is not an authentic riding experience anyway. Parents who want to give their children an authentic experience of the horse are certainly better advised to visit a pony farm. With the prospect of it, many a whining child can be distracted from the pony carousel.

https://www.facebook.com/Aktionsb%C3%BCndnis-Tiere-geh%C3%B6ren-nicht-zum-Circus-596627783718726/

And I mean…Pony carousel! the underrated cruelty to animals.
According to the guideline, the animals are allowed to do their stupid, monotonous laps for four hours.

No, they are not allowed, they have to!
If someone talks about love for animals, he has to learn the term again.

An anachronistic entertainment genre that not only means immense suffering for the animals circling for hours on end and circling to the point of complete exhaustion, but also makes people insensitive and teaches children disastrous things about animals.

These circling child slaves – “riding ponies” run in circles for hours, usually even at high temperatures, and are treated with violence and brutality by their slave owners.

And German? it keeps sleeping!

Not only wild animals are still allowed in the circus, but we also still use pony carousels as an attraction.

A year ago there was an online petition to stop pony riding at a Christmas market – over 27,000 people signed up.

Without success, because the veterinary office allowed pony riding, the petition was hopeless.

It is a shame that animals are still allowed to be abused for dull entertainment in this country.

My best regards to all, Venus

South Korea: Dog Meat Farms. Take Actions Now To Help The Dogs – Part 3 of 5 Parts.

Hi all;

We have been trying to support our friends with the South Korean Dog Meat campaign by publishing their regular and very informative newsletters which you can view at:

Search Results for “south korea” – World Animals Voice

We found that the (campaign) e mail blocks given on their site gave us constant ‘undelivered’ replies; and so we set out to try and get it sorted by doing a few tests at our end.  We made some very small changes to the e mail addresses and sent out our ‘new’ versions.  After a few days everything seemed fine and we had no ‘undelivered’ messages from the administrator.

Our first set of RE VAMPED versions were initially given in post

South Korea: Dog Meat Actions. Trial Post 1 of 5. 2 Regions of 10. E Mail Addys and Sample Letter to COPY and SEND. – World Animals Voice

This was an initial trial post and we hoped to move on with the rest.  As everything from this initial trial seemed fine, we decided to take the plunge and issue the other amended versions; which we ask you to copy and send as each post is produced.  The second amended version is Post 2 and can be found as follows.

Post 2 South Korea: Part 2 of 5 Parts. Action – Additional E Mails and Covering Letters to Send. – World Animals Voice   – this covers an additional 2 regions of 10.  So at this time we had covered 4 of 10 regions.

Now it is time to move on and do Post 3 which will cover Mungyeong and Pohang – making 6 regions out of 10..

 

ACTIONS:

Please send e mails to all as per the lists below, along with the regional covering letter which is also supplied.  Please note they are different for each specific region – so do NOT use the same one for both regions.

So lets get started now with Post 3 of 5; and the remaining others will follow very shortly.

MUNGYEONG ACTIONS:

Suggested message

Subject: Mungyeong, South Korea, Shut down the illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses and markets.

Petition: Mungyeong, South Korea, Shut down the illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses and markets.
https://www.change.org/p/mungyeong-mayor-ko-yun-hwan-mungyeong-south-korea-shut-down-the-illegal-dog-meat-farms-slaughterhouses-and-markets

Dear Mayor Ko Yun Hwan and the Mungyeong City Council members,

Please watch this documentary, “The Dog Meat Professionals: South Korea” https://youtu.be/cCdTceduKcY.

We ask you to take immediate action to crack down on the illegal dog farms, slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants that serve dog meat in your city. We request that an official document be issued, mandating that the following existing Korean laws be enforced by its government officials, police and judges:

Unauthorized processing of food waste fed to dogs in the meat trade is a violation of the Wastes Control Act, Article 15-2, Article 25, Section 3. Suppliers of food waste and transporters of food waste to dog meat farms are violating this regulation.

Food waste fed to dogs in the dog meat trade is a violation of the Control of Livestock and Fish Feed Act, Article 14, Section 1 & 2. Unauthorized collection of food waste and the act of feeding it to dogs in the meat trade is in violation of this regulation.

Excrement and resulting environmental damage produced as a by-product of the illegal dog meat farm is a violation of the Act on the Management and Use of Livestock Excreta Article 11. The excrement produced at dog meat farms causes environmental damage to the immediate and surrounding area.

The act of the slaughtering of dogs for human consumption is a violation of the Animal Protection Act Article 8, Section 1, Clause 4. The act of the slaughtering of a dog, without justifiable ground – such as out of necessity for veterinary treatment, or in circumstances of immediate threat, harm or damage to human life or property, is a violation.

The slaughter of dogs by electrocution is a violation of the Animal Protection Act, Article 8, Section 1, Clause 1. Inflicting injury or death to any animal by the following means: battery by tools, exposure to drugs, exposure to extreme heat or fire, electrocution and drowning is subject to legal punishment. Therefore, the routine slaughter of dogs by butchers and farmers by these methods is in violation of the Act. Further, electrocution as a method of slaughter is internationally recognized as an inherently cruel method of slaughter and banned globally.

The slaughter of dogs from an unauthorized slaughterhouse is a violation of Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act, Article 7 Section 1. The Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act, states that dogs are officially recognized and classified as “animals” that are “prohibited from being slaughtered and distributed as food for human consumption”. Therefore, those vendors operating dog slaughterhouses are operating outside of the parameters of the law and in violation of the law.

The slaughter of dogs for his/her own consumption is a violation of the Animal Protection Act, Article 10. The intent of the Act is to ensure that no animal is slaughtered in a cruel or revolting manner, and shall be free from unnecessary pain, fear, or stress during the process of slaughter. Therefore, the only humane way of slaughtering dogs would be by euthanasia (lethal injection). All currently practiced methods of slaughter by butchers, farmers and traders excludes euthanasia as a method of slaughter, therefore they are all in breach of this Act. This is also a violation of the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act Article 7 Section 1 Clause 2. According to the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act, the slaughter of animals for his/her own consumption is allowed only for the livestock animals that are publicly announced as classification of livestock in the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act and dogs are not classified here.

The display and sale of dog carcasses in traditional outdoor markets is a violation of the Food Sanitation Act, Article 4, 5. Violation of laws banning the sale of harmful food due to the contamination from unsanitary and illegal slaughter of the animal and display of the dog carcass. For example, dog carcasses are routinely contaminated by microorganisms that cause human diseases and food poisoning; this can lead to serious and life threatening health complications. There are also strict laws that ban the sale of meat from sick animals, due to the fact that there is no quality control or formal monitoring of slaughter practices in the dog meat trade it is very likely that violation of these laws is happening routinely.

Dog meat restaurants’ sale of dog meat soup made with dog carcasses from an unknown source is a violation of Food Sanitation Act Article 44 Section 1 Clause 1. Uninspected livestock products must not be transported, stored, displayed, sold or used for manufacturing or processing of food for human consumption.

Please refer to the legal information regarding the dog meat consumption in South Korea published by KARA (Korea Animal Rights Advocates): https://www.ekara.org/activity/against/read/7537 https://koreandogs.org/kara-publishes-legal-information-booklet-ending-dog-meat-consumption/

The United States House of Representatives has formally passed H.Res. 401, “Calls for an end to the dog and cat meat industry and urges all nations to outlaw the dog and cat meat trade.” (https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-resolution/401)

International coverage of the brutal dog and cat meat trade in South Korea has stained your city’s image. The time to end this tragedy is now. The favor of your reply is requested.

[Your Name & City/Country]

POHANG – ACTIONS:

 

 Suggested message

Subject: Pohang, South Korea, Shut down the illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses and markets.

Petition: Pohang, South Korea, Shut down the illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses and markets.
https://www.change.org/p/pohang-mayor-lee-kang-deok-pohang-south-korea-shut-down-the-illegal-dog-meat-farms-slaughterhouses-and-markets

Dear Mayor Lee Kang-Deok and the Pohang City Council members,

Please watch this documentary, “The Dog Meat Professionals: South Korea” https://youtu.be/cCdTceduKcY.

We ask you to take immediate action to crack down on the illegal dog farms, slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants that serve dog meat in your city. We request that an official document be issued, mandating that the following existing Korean laws be enforced by its government officials, police and judges:

Unauthorized processing of food waste fed to dogs in the meat trade is a violation of the Wastes Control Act, Article 15-2, Article 25, Section 3. Suppliers of food waste and transporters of food waste to dog meat farms are violating this regulation.

Food waste fed to dogs in the dog meat trade is a violation of the Control of Livestock and Fish Feed Act, Article 14, Section 1 & 2. Unauthorized collection of food waste and the act of feeding it to dogs in the meat trade is in violation of this regulation.

Excrement and resulting environmental damage produced as a by-product of the illegal dog meat farm is a violation of the Act on the Management and Use of Livestock Excreta Article 11. The excrement produced at dog meat farms causes environmental damage to the immediate and surrounding area.

The act of the slaughtering of dogs for human consumption is a violation of the Animal Protection Act Article 8, Section 1, Clause 4. The act of the slaughtering of a dog, without justifiable ground – such as out of necessity for veterinary treatment, or in circumstances of immediate threat, harm or damage to human life or property, is a violation.

The slaughter of dogs by electrocution is a violation of the Animal Protection Act, Article 8, Section 1, Clause 1. Inflicting injury or death to any animal by the following means: battery by tools, exposure to drugs, exposure to extreme heat or fire, electrocution and drowning is subject to legal punishment. Therefore, the routine slaughter of dogs by butchers and farmers by these methods is in violation of the Act. Further, electrocution as a method of slaughter is internationally recognized as an inherently cruel method of slaughter and banned globally.

The slaughter of dogs from an unauthorized slaughterhouse is a violation of Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act, Article 7 Section 1. The Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act, states that dogs are officially recognized and classified as “animals” that are “prohibited from being slaughtered and distributed as food for human consumption”. Therefore, those vendors operating dog slaughterhouses are operating outside of the parameters of the law and in violation of the law.

The slaughter of dogs for his/her own consumption is a violation of the Animal Protection Act, Article 10. The intent of the Act is to ensure that no animal is slaughtered in a cruel or revolting manner, and shall be free from unnecessary pain, fear, or stress during the process of slaughter. Therefore, the only humane way of slaughtering dogs would be by euthanasia (lethal injection). All currently practiced methods of slaughter by butchers, farmers and traders excludes euthanasia as a method of slaughter, therefore they are all in breach of this Act. This is also a violation of the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act Article 7 Section 1 Clause 2. According to the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act, the slaughter of animals for his/her own consumption is allowed only for the livestock animals that are publicly announced as classification of livestock in the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act and dogs are not classified here.

The display and sale of dog carcasses in traditional outdoor markets is a violation of the Food Sanitation Act, Article 4, 5. Violation of laws banning the sale of harmful food due to the contamination from unsanitary and illegal slaughter of the animal and display of the dog carcass. For example, dog carcasses are routinely contaminated by microorganisms that cause human diseases and food poisoning; this can lead to serious and life threatening health complications. There are also strict laws that ban the sale of meat from sick animals, due to the fact that there is no quality control or formal monitoring of slaughter practices in the dog meat trade it is very likely that violation of these laws is happening routinely.

Dog meat restaurants’ sale of dog meat soup made with dog carcasses from an unknown source is a violation of Food Sanitation Act Article 44 Section 1 Clause 1. Uninspected livestock products must not be transported, stored, displayed, sold or used for manufacturing or processing of food for human consumption.

Please refer to the legal information regarding the dog meat consumption in South Korea published by KARA (Korea Animal Rights Advocates): https://www.ekara.org/activity/against/read/7537 https://koreandogs.org/kara-publishes-legal-information-booklet-ending-dog-meat-consumption/

The United States House of Representatives has formally passed H.Res. 401, “Calls for an end to the dog and cat meat industry and urges all nations to outlaw the dog and cat meat trade.” (https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-resolution/401)

International coverage of the brutal dog and cat meat trade in South Korea has stained your city’s image. The time to end this tragedy is now. The favor of your reply is requested.

[Your Name & City/Country]

Please try to copy and send – help the Korean Dogs;

Additional Note –

We will be publishing a combined listing of ALL the 5 posts when we have completed everything; so if you have missed any you can check back; or alternatively, you can copy in full again and re send everything; and really ramp up the pressure !

Thanks Mark.

Finland: Wolf killers on the go

A TRAGEDY IS LAID DOWN IN THE HIGH NORTH – FINLAND PLANS TO REDUCE ITS WOLF STOCK TO 25 PACKS!

Wolves have always had a difficult time globally.
They are feared and persecuted and the hatred of these wonderful animals has developed into a veritable witch hunt, similar to the fox.
Nowhere is this useful top preacher welcome.

Finland is currently planning the next chapter in the book of cruelty against this pitiful species.
For the winter season 2021/22, an ethically reprehensible and terrible model for wolf management was presented in the icy land in the north.
Among other measures, the population is to be reduced to only 25 wolf packs, i.e. the execution of many of this species is planned, despite massive opposition from nature and animal rights activists, and thus wants to make it equal to neighboring Sweden, where these wonderful animals are already regulated.

A working group was set up by the Ministry of Agriculture to determine the best conservation status for the wolf and this questionable “SOKO Wolf” came to the number of 25 packs.
According to Agriculture Minister Jari Leppä, the legal requirements have been regulated and the massacre is planned for winter 2021/22.
The stock hunt should take place during this time.

This represents an ethical catastrophe and probably only pleases the over-anxious farmers who hate the wolf and the hunters who are already “sharpening their knives” or oiling the barrels of their deadly shotguns.

Continue reading “Finland: Wolf killers on the go”

India: Petition – JUSTICE FOR ELEPHANT BRUTALLY SET ON FIRE JUST FOR WANDERING ONTO PROPERTY – Please Support.

Please sign this petition and pass on to anyone you know who can also help.

Do we not see enough of these majestic animals being slaughtered by man without this disgusting abuse ?

Regards Mark (WAV)

JUSTICE FOR ELEPHANT BRUTALLY SET ON FIRE JUST FOR WANDERING ONTO PROPERTY

SIGN: Justice for Elephant Brutally Set On Fire Just for Wandering Onto Property

PETITION TARGET: Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar

In a heartbreaking video, a panicked elephant suffers severe burns on her head, cries out in pain, and quickly flees to the forest after a resort employee reportedly hurled a flaming object at her face for wandering into a residential area in Tamil Nadu, India, according to India Times.

“Go into the forest and die,” people shouted at the dying elephant, The Hindu reported.

Forest rangers desperately attempted to save the injured elephant’s life, but she tragically died on her way to treatment from a back wound that infected her lungs with pus.

One forest ranger tearfully bids farewell to the majestic creature — who was dumped into an oversized trash container — lightly grabbing her lifeless trunk and touching it to his forehead.

Authorities arrested three suspects under the country’s Wildlife Protection Act. If convicted, they could each face a seven-year prison sentence.

Anyone involved in this horrific incident must answer for burning an innocent elephant to death.

Sign this petition urging Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar to push authorities to use all available resources to find and charge all suspects in this appalling crime and prosecute all perpetrators to the fullest extent of the law.

Petition Link:

UK: Making Meat-Based British Meals Plant-Based Reduces Carbon Footprint By 78%, Poll Claims.

Making Meals Plant-Based Shrinks Carbon Footprint By 78% Says Poll (plantbasednews.org)

Making Meat-Based British Meals Plant-Based Reduces Carbon Footprint By 78%, Poll Claims

The poll found that of those interested in eating more plant-based foods, people wanted to switch to improve their health as well as to help the planet.

Trading traditional meat-based British meals for vegan versions can decrease your carbon footprint by 78 percent, a new poll claims.

The data was commissioned by plant-based food company, Merchant Gourmet, and conducted by One Poll.

Are more Brits going vegan?

This year saw a record-breaking 500,000 people sign up for the Veganuary pledge.

The survey found that 36 percent of Brits questioned would consider participating.

https://f6d48cdfffddde7f138d524a87086198.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html?n=0 Almost 70 percent listed health benefits as a motivating factor, whilst 54 percent said they’d go vegan to help the environment.

Carbon footprint data

The data assessed the average carbon emissions produced by popular dishes amongst Brits. Dishes included Roast Dinner, Lasagne, Shepherd’s Pie, and Spaghetti Bolognese.

Swapping the meat ingredients for Merchant Gourmet’s vegan version would decrease the carbon footprint for each dish by between 60 and 88 percent, the data found.

Despite this, a quarter claimed they had ‘no clue’ how to make vegetables a focal part of a dish.

Plant-based food for the planet

Richard Peake, Managing Director at Merchant Gourmet, said: “At the heart of everything we do is the fundamental belief that a world where people eat more plant-based foods will benefit our planet and our health.

“However, we know that the concepts of eating less meat and saving the planet can feel completely overwhelming. We want to help people on this journey by making it simple and easy.

“Simple products, simple ingredients you can pronounce, and delivered in a format this is simple to prepare.”

The company creates pulse and grain products that can replace meat in meals. To help, it is releasing new recipes to help more people switch their meals to plant-based.

Climate targets

The UK has vowed to cut greenhouse gas emissions to meet 2050 targets. Some argue the government isn’t doing enough.

A charity urged the British government to replace meat and dairy with plant-based alternatives

This came after a report found 72 percent of food-related carbon emissions came from meat and dairy served at the House Of Commons.

For more information, visit Merchant Gourmet’s website.

Regards Mark

Meat-eating creates risk of future pandemic that ‘would make Covid seem a dress rehearsal’, scientists warn.

From ‘The Independent’, London – great article as always.

Watch the video by clicking below:

 

Meat-eating creates risk of future pandemic that ‘would make Covid seem a dress rehearsal’, scientists warn | The Independent

Meat-eating creates risk of future pandemic that ‘would make Covid seem a dress rehearsal’, scientists warn

‘If we could see eating meat as a treat, not a right, we could reduce the speed at which another virus evolves,’ says professor

Demand for regular supplies of affordable meat will create future pandemics that will make Covid-19 pandemic look like a “dress rehearsal”, scientists are warning.  

Producing meat is creating the perfect breeding ground for diseases of the same kind to emerge, according to the South African academics.

The risk is created by humans’ interactions with animals and a lack of learning from the past, they say.The coronavirus pandemic, many of the early cases of which were linked to a live-animal-slaughter market in China, has killed around 2.2 million people worldwide in a year.

Experts from both the UN and the European Food Safety Authority have previously identified industrial animal farming as the cause of most new infectious diseases in humans in the past decade, and have likewise warned it risks starting new pandemics.

Zoonotic diseases –  those that jump from animals to humans – have become four times as frequent in the past 50 years.

Animals kept in close confinement, either in street markets or intensive farming, are susceptible to disease because the stress of the conditions and even the sight of others being slaughtered weakens their immune systems, experts say.

report last May, called Is the next Pandemic on our Plate?, outlined how factory farming allowed pathogens to emerge and spread, and was supported by routine use of antibiotics, leading to the drugs becoming less effective.

The World Health Organisation says that globally, about a billion cases of illness and millions of deaths occur every year from zoonoses – diseases that spread from animals to humans – and that 75 per cent of emerging zoonotic infectious diseases originate in wild animals.  

Prof Aliza le Roux, assistant dean of natural and agricultural sciences and associate professor of zoology at the University of the Free State (UFS), said: “Our demand for meat is driving cheaper and less controlled agricultural practices, cramming more animals into smaller spaces, feeding them less and less natural fodder.  

“Remember mad cow disease? Have you seen chicken batteries? We should not blame ‘exotic’ eating practices, but look at our own.  

“If we could see eating meat as a ‘treat’ and not a daily ‘right’, we can reduce pressure on the environment and reduce the speed at which another zoonotic virus can evolve.”

Prof Robert Bragg, of the department of microbial, biochemical and food biotechnology, said: “There will be more pandemics, and there is a feeling among some scientists that this could just be a dress rehearsal for the real big pandemic.  

“Many virologists, including me, have been predicting an influenza pandemic for many years. Mankind has been warned about coming pandemics for many years, but people seem to want to listen only when they are in the midst of one.”

The bird flu virus, H5N1, has a mortality rate of 60-65 per cent, he said. If it develops human-to-human transmission, “we could be in for a really serious pandemic”, he warned.

Ebola was traced to people eating bats, and HIV was believed to have emerged from people eating chimpanzee meat, he said.  

And the 1918 Spanish flu, which killed 50 million people, started in pigs. “All of these have to do with the mistreatment of animals by man,” said Prof Bragg.

“Mankind should also have learnt from the 1918 pandemic, but man is notoriously slow at learning lessons from the past.”

He also predicted that within a week or two, cases and deaths in the US would “skyrocket” following the demonstrations at the Capitol in Washington before Donald Trump left office.