Day: February 15, 2021

The basic principles of meat production

Indeed, the system in which we live goes to great lengths to get the meat-eaters thinking only about how to enjoy their food and not about the animal that has to suffer for it.
Therefore, the greatest effort of this fascist system is to keep its crimes hidden so that no one comes up with the idea of questioning the greatest crime of mankind

regards and good night, Venus

South Korea: PLEASE SIGN: PASS NEW BILL TO BAN S. KOREA’S BRUTAL DOG MEAT TRADE.

SIGN: PASS NEW BILL TO BAN S. KOREA’S BRUTAL DOG MEAT TRADE

 

SIGN: Pass New Bill to Ban S. Korea’s Brutal Dog Meat Trade

Petition Link – Petition: New Bill Would Ban Slaughter and Sale of Cruel Dog Meat in South Korea (ladyfreethinker.org)

PETITION TARGET: South Korean Ambassador Lee Soo-hyuck and South Korean President Moon

Crammed into filthy metal crates and cages, more than 200 dogs cowered in fear waiting to be sold for slaughter at the Nakwon dog auction in Namyangjusk, S. Korea. Sadly, an estimated million dogs suffer similar fates in the nation’s horrifying meat trade.

But there is new hope for the dogs hung, electrocuted and butchered for profit.  A bill proposed by Congresswoman Han Jeong-ae — the country’s newly installed Minister of the Environment — would “eradicate the culture of dog” meat as food in South Korea for good.

Ten members of the Korean National Assembly have already backed this bill. Add your voice now to help this lifesaving legislation pass!

Lady Freethinker’s undercover footage of the Nakwon House of Horrors made international headlines and sparked public outrage by exposing the terrifying, sickening conditions endured by dogs bred, brutally killed, and dismembered for dog meat. 

But the horrors have continued in S. Korea — the only country in the world that still has large-scale, commercial dog farms. And some of the country’s legislative leaders have had enough. 

House Bill 7035 proposes an amendment to the country’s Animal Protection Act that would explicitly ban the slaughtering and processing of dogs for food or their meat. 

The bill provides for penalties against violators, but also includes a 5-year grace period and subsidies for businesses transitioning away from the dog meat trade.

More South Koreans than ever before — an estimated one in four — keep dogs as companion animals and people’s attitudes toward them are changing, the bill’s sponsors note.

“The general public’s awareness of animal welfare has also greatly improved, and there is a very high demand for socially banning dog consumption,” the bill’s text reads.

A Nielsen poll conducted last year reported that 84% of South Koreans polled said they didn’t or wouldn’t eat dog meat. The poll also reported 59% of those polled supported the outright banning of dog meat and 57% believed dog meat consumption reflected poorly on their country.

South Korea’s current leader, President Moon Jae-in, has compassion for animals and even adopted a dog rescued from the dog meat trade named Tory. He’s in the perfect position to leave a legacy for animals that won’t ever be forgotten.

Sign this petition asking President Moon and the Korean Ambassador to the U.S. to support this important bill that will show the world what a great and compassionate country South Korea is and that will prevent the suffering and deaths of thousands of innocent dogs killed in the horrific dog meat trade.

Regards Mark

Bulgaria: nothing has changed for the animals

Animals’ Angels e.V. / report

Animals’ Angels reported Bulgaria to the EU Commission.
Since 2011, we have been documenting how this EU member state in question systematically violates applicable EU regulations for the protection of animals during transport – be it on the export route via Bulgaria to Turkey, during Bulgarian animal transports, or at animal markets.
Over the years we have collected countless pieces of evidence – we have reported more than 92 complaint reports and complaints to the Bulgarian authorities in the past ten years.
They now fill almost 1,300 pages and weigh two files.


A sad result, because behind every report there are so many individual fates – of sheep, cattle, horses and other animals that are degraded, sold and traded as “goods”.
In doing so, they do not even meet the minimum standards of animal welfare.

Bulgaria-animal market-Photo: Animals’ Angels

Again and again, the Bulgarian authorities assured us that we would take action against the obvious grievances – and yet with every further deployment on-site, we found again that nothing had changed for the animals.

Bulgaria: Animal market (Photo: Animals’ Angels)

As our last assignment in September 2020 confirmed again: https: //www.animals-angels.de /…/ kaelbertransport-in-die …

(Translation from the link):
In Bulgaria, we control an animal transport with calves from Slovakia that is on its way to Turkey. For days the animals hardly have any space to lie down.

The calf Matej lies on its side. Other calves are standing over his head and stomach. Because there is no space, there is nowhere else to go. One wrong move, one sudden braking, and Matej could be seriously injured.

We speak to the driver about it, he just shrugs his shoulders. Not his problem! the Turkish buyer had ten too many calves loaded.
Shortly afterward, the animals are unloaded in the supply barn before they continue to Turkey.

We will confront the Bulgarian and Slovak authorities with our observations and spread our reports as much as possible.
The indifference towards animals must come to an end!

Bulgaria: Animal market (Photo: Animals’ Angels)

With our current complaint, we are calling on the EU Commission to finally initiate EU infringement proceedings against Bulgaria.

https://www.animals-angels.de/projekte/tiermaerkte/bulgarien.html

And I mean...Article 3 of the European Animal Transport Ordinance:
(General conditions for the transport of animals)
“Nobody may carry out or arrange for an animal to be transported if the animals could suffer injuries or unnecessary suffering” (!!)

Dealing with animals
“1.8. It is forbidden,
a) Hit or kick animals;
b) exert pressure on particularly sensitive parts of the body, causing unnecessary pain or suffering for the animals;
c) to wind animals up with mechanical means attached to the body;
d) dragging or pulling animals by the head, ears, horns, legs, tail, or fur, or treating them in such a way that they cause unnecessary pain or suffering;
1.10 In markets and assembly points … Animals that are not used to being tied must remain untied. The animals must have access to water.
Animals must not be tied to horns, antlers, nose rings, or leg shackles”.

In most European animal transports and animal markets, however, we always see something completely different.
The breeders, traders and everyone else who benefits from animals doesn’t give a shit what the EU regulation says.
And why should they be interested if there are no controls, neither for animal transports nor to animal markets in Europe, and every animal abuser knows by now that he has to expect little or no punishment?

Who is responsible for punishing crimes against animals in animal transports, farms, slaughterhouses, … in the EU?
After all, what is the EU Commission responsible for?
The EU’s failure to protect animals is becoming more tragic every day.
But what is even worse is the pride of the EU-Commission in its miserable works against the animals.

My best regards to all, Venus

Northern Ireland (NI): Thousands of unweaned NI calves face ‘cruel’ exports of up to 30 hours without food.

WAV Comment – Northern Ireland (NI) is part of the United Kingdom, although located in the North of the island of Ireland. Ireland is a located in the South and is an independent nation, still a member of the EU.

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Thousands of unweaned NI (Northern Ireland) calves face ‘cruel’ exports of up to 30 hours without food, say charities

DAERA has admitted that 5,863 weeks-old calves were exported last year

Thousands of unweaned calves from Northern Ireland are ‘cruelly’ going without food for up to 30 hours as they are shipped live for slaughter abroad, animal welfare charities claim.

They say some are just weeks old when they are packed into lorries and shipped to ‘suffer’ long journeys from Antrim and Armagh to Spain via Wexford’s Rosslare Port.

 

A truck can contain around 300 calves (Image: Eyes on Animals, Ethical Farming Ireland and Compassion in World Farming)

Read the full article at:

https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/belfast-news/northern-ireland-unweaned-calves-export-19830127

Check out a lot of our older posts (and videos) relating to the dairy business and the suffering of dairy calves at:

Search Results for “dairy calves” – World Animals Voice

Also, check out our latest articles relating to dairy, calves and Vegan milk alternatives at:

13 Best Vegan Milk Alternatives to Dairy Milk. – World Animals Voice

Regards Mark – It bums me off big time – Its a pretty simple message really:

Check out past work I have undertaken on this by visiting About Us. | Serbian Animals Voice (SAV) – scroll down until you see the calf photos re investigations. 2 shown here for example:

PMAF Inv 7
PMAF Inv 5

Here is a link to just one of the investigation reports as presented to the EU – Microsoft Word – JH.04.03.2010_REPORT on NON-COMPLIANCE with RESTING TIMES in relation to CONTROL POST at F-HEAUVILLE.doc (wordpress.com)

The calves have always been given a really bad time in transport; it is not new news. Pity that someone does not take the action they should. Any suggestions who that should be DEFRA and the EU ?

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13 Best Vegan Milk Alternatives to Dairy Milk.

And why we do not support dairy – see for yourself:

Don’t be a part of these abuses; select from the alternatives.

These days, whether you’re a vegan, sensitive to milk or just don’t like the taste, there are many non-dairy options available.  Check it all out here by clicking on the following link:

13 Best Vegan Milk Alternatives To Dairy Milk – Vegan Diet Society

 

Table of Contents

1- Almond Milk

2- Oat Milk

3- Soy Milk

4- Flax Milk

5- Coconut Milk

6- Hemp Milk

7- Rice Milk

8- Hazelnut Milk

9- Macadamia Nut Milk

10- Cashew Milk

11- Quinoa Milk

12- Potato Milk

13- Sunflower Seed Milk

Tip

1- Almond Milk

https://fa327b3e95b3c28d57eae411ee05131e.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html Almond milk is made from ground almonds, water, and (in the majority of cases) sweetener.

Many varieties of almond milk are also fortified with minerals and vitamins.

Naturally nutritious, this milk is also a good milk to make at home.

As well as being low in fat and calories, almond milk is naturally high in many beneficial minerals and vitamins, including vitamin E.

There’s no cholesterol or saturated fat in the milk.

Furthermore, it is low in sodium and high in healthy fats (such as omega fatty acids), which helps to prevent heart disease and high blood pressure.

2- Oat Milk

Oat milk is made with pre soaked oat groats, which are hulled grains broken into fragments.

An interesting fact about oat milk is that it contains more calcium in one serving than regular cow’s milk.

Oat milk contains 36% of the RDA for calcium, while one serving of whole milk contains 28%.

In addition, one serving will also give you 10% of your recommended daily amount of iron.

The oat milk is one of the best vegan milk alternatives to dairy milk.

3- Soy Milk

Excellent for cooking, baking, in a glass or over cereal, soy milk is an easy method to add protein and dimension to your recipes.

Soy milk may also contain natural substances called isoflavones, which have been linked with a reduced risk of heart disease and a 25 percent decrease in breast cancer recurrence when at least 10 mg of isoflavones are consumed daily.

4- Flax Milk

Flax seeds are a natural source of Omega-3s, and it is the best non-dairy option for this purpose.

Flax seed milk has high levels of phytochemicals, ideal to nourish our bodies and to balance the hormones, particularly in women.

5- Coconut Milk

Coconut milk is immensely rich in minerals and vitamins, such as – potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, and zinc or vitamin C and E.

6- Hemp Milk

It is prepared from the seeds of hemp tree and is regarded as one of the healthiest choices for dairy-free milk.

Hemp milk contains 10 essential amino acids, making it an ideal choice for vegan bodybuilders and athletes of any dietary persuasion who are constantly needing to refuel and build muscle.

7- Rice Milk

Rice milk is a delicious, healthy beginning for anyone trying to find a healthy alternative to milk products.

Low in fat and naturally high in B vitamins, this milk contains selenium and manganese, which are potent antioxidants that help protect you from cancers and infections.

8- Hazelnut Milk

Hazelnut milk is an amazing vegan alternative to dairy milk.

Rich in folic acid, which is crucial for growing adults and babies, and also is it is rich in plant-based omega-3 fatty acid ALA, which has been proven by many studies to help keep cholesterol and blood pressure in check.

9- Macadamia Nut Milk

Macadamia nut milk is a nutritional powerhouse of omega-6 fatty acids, antioxidants, and phytochemicals guaranteed to improve your health.

They also contain moderate amounts of calcium, zinc, copper, phosphorus, potassium, and magnesium.

10- Cashew Milk

Cashew milk is lactose-free, but the nutrients vary depending on whether you make it at home or buy a commercially prepared product.

One cup of homemade cashew milk made using 1/4 cup of cashews has 10 grams of carbohydrates and 189 calories.

11- Quinoa Milk

Quinoa milk is high in dietary fibre, protein, vitamins, and all essential amino acids.

This great taste, easy-to-drink product also contains important minerals such as manganese, magnesium, iron, copper, zinc and phosphorus.

12- Potato Milk

Potato milk has lots of health benefits, particularly for anyone who has food intolerances or allergies, including children with autism.

That’s because potato milk is gluten-free, dairy-free, casein-free, cholesterol-free, fat-free, and soy-free.

13- Sunflower Seed Milk

This amazing non-dairy milk recipe is satisfying and less expensive than using nuts.

Because sunflower seeds are high in vitamin E, this milk keeps our immune system rockin’ and our skin glowing

Additionally, they’re loaded with magnesium that helps keep our bones strong and our muscles relaxed.

Tip

Make your own dairy free milk.

It’s incredibly easy and in some cases, more economical and healthier to make your own vegan milk.

Calf and cattle markets in Germany

Most consumers have probably never heard of the fact that many calves and cattle are sold at cruel auctions for fattening and breeding.

Likewise unknown is the fact that both young and adult animals are brought to so-called collection points and from there to other companies, to the slaughterhouse, or abroad.

Video material available to PETA shows recordings of four cattle auctions and a calf collection point, which makes one thing very clear: the animals suffer immensely and those responsible act out of purely economic interests.

(The video is in German, but everything is explained in detail in the article and the pictures speak for themselves anyway).

At such auctions, farmers and breeders can purchase new animals for fattening or breeding.

Animals that cannot find a buyer are sold abroad for below value, because those responsible are only interested in their profit.

As the video recordings show, the animals are constantly stressed. Although they express their panic through constant vocalization, foaming at the mouth, and fearful eyes, their suffering is ignored by those present.

Ultimately, they should be degraded to a commodity and sold at the highest possible auction prices. This rough treatment of sentient beings cannot be justified in the 21st century.

Suffering auctions in four different German cities: Ansbach, Neumünster, Osnabrück and Verden

1) Ansbach calf market: Here, panicked calves are herded into the auction hall one after the other. Their fear is completely ignored by those present. Normally these calves would still have to be with their mothers, but in the livestock farming industry, family groups count for nothing, because purely economic interests are at stake.

2) Neumünster cattle auction: If the meek animals do not want to go any further, they are pulled by the nose ring or their sensitive tails are bent, among other things. These painful (and forbidden) methods are intended to force the animals to move on. The cattle show constant signs of stress and pain

3) Osnabrück cattle market: Here, too, the animals show a consistently high level of stress and are very unwell. They are kept close to the rope and forced to keep walking. A cow is stung with an item for no reason even before it is in the auction hall. This shows once again that even animals weighing several hundred kilos are at the mercy of humans.

4) Weaning auction Masterrind Verden: The young cattle are driven into the auction hall with sticks. Once there, a stick is tapped on the animal’s back to make it clear to buyers that they can bid on this animal. Even laypeople can see that this behavior leads to anxiety and stress in the insecure calves.

Collection point in Walsrode: Animal children roughly transported in vans
Animals from different farms come together at collection points and are often sold abroad from there. Here, young calves are physically pushed into a transporter.

These babies should actually be with their mothers.

PETA reports to the responsible authorities

Due to the long-term suffering of the animals and other violations of the animal welfare law, such as the kinking of the tails, we have reported to the responsible authorities. We call on those responsible to see such auctions for what they are – namely animal cruelty, which has no place in the 21st century – and to stop holding them.

https://www.peta.de/neuigkeiten/rinder-auktionen/

And I mean…German farmers say everywhere: We love our animals!
That such documentaries still exist in one of the richest countries in the world in the 21st century … only shows how corrupt -and therefore incapable of acting- this political system is.

As long as the farm animal- mafia is subsidized with our tax money, mass animal cruelty/keeping, contamination of the groundwater due to plant toxins and manure are promoted.
Most of the politicians in Germany who make decisions about factory farming have their own animal farms.
So they have a personal interest in their preservation.

The cattle farmers are merciless on many farms and businesses.
In some farms in Germany, the superfluous calves are said to be illegally killed shortly after birth.
Agricultural informants speak of it as normal: animals are drowned and slain. The calves are suffocated with a plastic bag over their heads.
Or simply drowned in the manure.

These are the practices.
Originated from the commission of the worst criminals – the meat-eater!

My best regards to all, Venus