Day: March 27, 2021

The cruel death of the day-old chicks

The economic interests of the poultry mafia have so far been one of these “reasonable reasons” for the brutal massacre of 45 million male chicks in hatcheries in Germany every year.

Germany produced 20 billion eggs in 2020.
A horror crowd!

To do this, over 45 million hens in Germany have to live a miserable existence in cramped, dark stables.
The ban on shredding from 2022 is an overdue step and does not change anything in the basic exploitation and suffering of chickens.

In 2019, 45.3 million male chicks were massacred in Germany.
They do not lay eggs and put on little meat.
Under this logic, it is legal male chicks brutally gas or shredded a few hours after they saw the light of day.

Producing living beings in order to kill them is the worst form of fascism.

My best regards to all, Venus

Italy: lambs piled up and without water- 15 thousand euros fine for drivers!

The Traffic Police, as part of the usual checks prepared by the Department of Public Safety on the occasion of the Easter holidays, ordered a halt to an articulated vehicle used for transporting animals that were carrying a large load of lambs bound for Apulia (Italy)
In the truck, lambs piled up and without water!


It happened along with the A13 Bologna – Padua motorway, on the morning of 23 March around 11.00, when the agents pulled the heavy vehicle to the side outside the Altedo (Bologna) toll booth and found that the animals transported inside the semi-trailer were piled up. and without water.

When asked for clarification by the Agents, the two transporters showed signs of nervousness and impatience, so much so as to induce the Polstrada to investigate further with the help of the veterinarians of the Health Authority of Bologna USL.

After a thorough inspection, they ascertained that the animals were dehydrated because the watering system had not been previously supplied before departure. It was also ascertained that the lambs were too crowded together so as not to have enough space to move due to the high density, as well as due to the too low height of the roof between one loading floor and the other of the semi-trailer.

After supplying the lambs with water, connecting the water system of the barracks in the Altedo Subsection to that of the vehicle complex, policemen and veterinarians put pen to paper a long series of administrative penalties for the two drivers for a total of 15,000 euros.
In the coming weeks, the Traffic Police will further intensify checks on the transport of live animals.

This video is from Animals’ Angels and it accompanies the campaign of German Animal Welfare Office: “Animal transports don’t taste good”

Translated text:According to the law, transports up to 12 hours do not need a ventilation and drinking system (!!!)
Not a drop of water at 35 degrees in the shade
Sheep are transported on three levels.
Lambs even on four.
Lambs are entitled to less than 0.2 m² of space for transport.
Sheep need 10 times the transport time to recover – should they survive the transport.
The animals suffer from hunger and are often cured before dying of thirst
You can stop animal transport
Choose plant-based alternatives to meat, milk, and eggs”.

And I mean…The reason why animals are still transported alive is simple: a refrigerated truck for meat costs more.

Significantly more sheep and lambs are transported at Easter than usual, especially in southern Europe. The conditions for the animals on the relevant routes are mostly miserable.

Most trucks load up to 800 animals, which is not uncommon. The more “goods” the more money.
In this way, the transporters increase their profit – at the expense and suffering of the animals.

Because they are usually loaded on four floors, the lambs hit the ceiling with their heads.
That is not allowed, but who controls it?

In addition, they cannot lie and rest at the same time, run the risk of being trampled on by the other animals or have difficulty or no access to the water troughs.
If there is.
If this is not the case, as, in our present one, there are penalties.

A big THANK YOU to the Italian police.
They did nothing but their duty, namely to control the transport of animals and if there are sinners, punish them.

Sheep rescued from the capsized “Queen Hind”

This world would really have been a bit more bearable for the animals if everyone had done their job right and conscientious.

My best regards to all, Venus

England: Big Problems For Livestock Ships Stranded In the Suez Canal. We Have Major Concerns for Animal Welfare.

27/3/21 – I was hoping that I would not need to write this; especially after the farce involving the EU and animals in transport recently, but there is now another problem yet regarding live animals in maritime shipment, as before.  I will try to summarise from the information we currently have.

We all know about the very recent issues regarding the Karim Allah and the Elbeik which carried livestock for over 3 months; unable to find a port that would accept them – scroll here to see all the posts – Live Transport – World Animals Voice

Livestock vessels currently use the Suez Canal (Egypt)  to get from the Mediterranean Sea into the Red Sea when going to the Middle East.  The Suez is a small, narrow waterway.

In the past week, a huge 220,000 tonne container carrying ship called the ‘Ever Given’ managed to get jammed in the Canal; thereby blocking off access all other ships following behind.

Amongst these ships were several livestock carrying vessels; probably 8; Vessels Jersey, Unimar Livestock, Omega Star, Harmony Livestock, Dragon, Lady Maria, Sea Star Livestock, and Gemma star.

Some of these can be seen on one of our recent posts:  England: A Snapshot of the Maritime Livestock Trade – Vessels Currently Shipping Live Animals Around the World. A Disgusting Animal Abuse Issue. – World Animals Voice

All of them left from either Midia (Romania) or Cartagena (Spain).  We have no confirmation at this time, but suspect that the vessels from Romania were carrying sheep (Romania is a big sheep producing nation); and probably cattle being transported from from Spain.  Because of the number of livestock carrying ships involved, and the numbers of animals each are carrying; it is currently impossible to give an overall total for the numbers of animals involved in this crisis. But it will be in the ‘many thousands’.

By Friday 26/3, the maritime traffic jam had grown to more than 200 ships outside the Suez Canal, all affected by this one ship blockade.  With massive international pressure growing to resolve the issue, as well as the huge financial involvement of cargoes carried, the megaship’s owners, Japanese firm Shoei Kisen KK, said 10 tugboats had been deployed to attempt free it.

So, the current situation is that many livestock ships with animals on board are literally stranded in the Suez Canal.  Word from London today (27/3) is that a possible ‘free up and re float’ of the ‘Ever Given’ may take place very soon.  Knowing the situation on the Karim Allah and the Elbeik regarding lack of food and water; we naturally have concerns for the welfare of all animals carried on all the ships.

27/3 – I have checked all ship positions today, it has taken some research time, but I can confirm the following:

Vessel ‘Jersey’ – – registered Togo – en route to Jordan – stuck in Suez Canal.

Vessel ‘Unimar Livestock’ – registered Togo – en route to Jeddah – stuck in Suez Canal.

Vessel ‘Omega Star’ – no details

Vessel ‘Harmony Star’ – sailing under flag of Tanzania – en route to As Suways / Suez Port, Egypt.

Vessel ‘Dragon’ – sailing under the flag of Togolese Rep. – en route to Jordan – stuck in Suez Canal.

Vessel ‘Lady Maria’ – en route to the port of Jeddah – Waiting in Med Sea at entrance to Suez Canal.

Vessel ‘Sea Star Livestock’ – en route to As Suways / Suez Port, Egypt – stuck in Suez Canal.

Vessel ‘Gemma Star’ – no details.

So as you can see with so many large livestock carriers; problems to say the least !

Some of these vessels have been stuck for around 4-5 days now at least.

I hope this gives a small insight into livestock transportation by sea; and the mega problems (feed and watering etc) that just one incident such as this can bring.  Many of these vessels are heading to the Middle East where animals will be ritually slaughtered without any prior stunning.

This is all fuel to our fire in our work to get live animal exports stopped.

Regards Mark