TheAwassi Expresssailed from Australia’s winter to the Middle Eastern summer in the lead up to the annual Muslim festival of sacrifice. But something went “wrong”. Approximately 2,400 sheep didn’t make it to port.
They died of heat stress, some trapped in a bog of excrement, and someone on board filmed it.
This hell for the animals continues to this day.
One mass murder chases the next.
Decaying animals that lie in the ship for days and weeks, and not even a responsible person who would have to be released for violating the law, cruel conditions in mobile coffins with exotic names such as “Al Shuwaikh,” “Karim Allah”, “Elbeik”… the list could go on and on and everyone is horrified for a few days, everyone calls for more “animal welfare” and “respect for animal laws” but – as always – nothing changes.
And we can be sure that what we learn through videos is only a small part of what is really happening, and most importantly, we can be sure that such crimes happen much more often than we know.
And every time we write petitions to politicians, ministers, commissions, that means to bodies that treat their grandmother’s old console better and more carefully than do with animals.
Hypocrisy, ignorance, indifference to cruelty, mass murders, violations of protective laws and agreements – these are the main characteristics of everyone who benefits from animal corpses
Rights and dignity are reserved exclusively for humans and are often completely denied to non-human animals.
The machinery draws its energy from the large power stations of business, press, religion, and politics, but the energy itself is extracted in the deep, dark pits of human stupidity.
We don’t have to wait for politicians or laws.
We can always start to create real animal welfare by denying the animal profiteers our money.
Where there is no demand, there is no production and where there is no production, there are no “failures” and not even “unfortunate individual cases”.
WAV Comment – from our animal friends at OIPA in Milan, Italy. You can send a letter as per the draft at the end of this post, or modify it to say what you want. E mail addresses are also given. Thanks.
A MASS CULLING OF STRAYS IN PAKISTAN: 25,000 DOGS EXPECTED TO BE KILLED IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS. OIPA INTERNATIONAL WRITES TO THE PRIME MINISTER
The list of countries that brutally and cruelly kill street dogs and cats rather than using ethical methods to keep under control strays’ population is getting longer day after day.
The Pakistani government has been recently planning to cull 25,000 stray dogs within the next 60 days. The mass killing has started in the tehsils of Lodhran, Kehror Pakka and Dunyapur under the special directive of Commissioner Javed Akhtar Mahmood.
Many people across the world might not know it, but this is not a method recently introduced in the country. More than 50,000 dogs die every year on the streets of Pakistan and it is the government itself to order the mass killing and poisoning of the animals in almost every city of the country. They are shot or poisoned and then their dead bodies are collected by municipal workers, loaded and piled onto trucks for disposal. Karachi and Lahore have the highest rate of dog killings each year with over 20,000 dogs killed in these two cities alone. For smaller cities, the average rate per year is between 3,000 and 6,000 dogs
Citizens still believe this cruel and inhumane method is the only solution and many take part in the killings by hanging or poisoning stray dogs on the streets.
As affirmed by Sonia Saher, who runs a sanctuary for rescued street dogs in Pakistan called Stray Animals Safety and Control Authority Pakistan (SASCAP) : “The government of Pakistan has no animal protection laws, no law on criminal offenses against animal abusers and an open policy of killing stray dogs on an annual basis.”
Pakistan being a signatory member of the World Organization on Animal Health (OIE) should ensure the five basic freedoms for animals
Freedom from hunger, thirst and malnutrition by ready access to fresh water and food
Freedom from fear and distress by ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering.
Freedom from discomfort by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area
Freedom from pain, injury and disease by prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment
Freedom to express normal behaviour by providing sufficient space, proper facilities, and company of the animal’s own kind
We have decided to write to the Prime Minister Imran Khan and to the Minister of the Attorney General asking the following:
stop the legalized mass culling of innocent animals;
replace this inhumane practise with an ethical TNVR (trap-neuter/spay-vaccination- release) programme;
work on community awareness;
establish a cooperation with local and international NGOs that can provide expertise in stray dogs’ management.
Read the letter to the Prime Minister 👉 click here
WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR THE CULLING OF STRAY DOGS IN PAKISTAN?
You can copy or modify the text below but remember to be always polite! Our objective is to save dogs
“Dear Prime Minister Mr. Imran Khan,
I appeal to your kind attention asking to stop the legalized mass culling of stray dogs in your country. It is not acceptable that Pakistan, actively engaged in the United Nation, still uses in 2021 such a cruel and barbaric method against innocent sentient beings, involving in the killings its own citizens instead of educating the community to a pacific coexistence with animals. Please, replace this inhumane practise with an ethical TNVR (trap-neuter/spay-vaccination- release) programme, work to increase community awareness, cooperate with local and international organizations that can provide expertise in stray dogs’ management, build shelters properly managed in order to keep under control the overpopulation of stray dogs and prevent diseases such as rabies. Follow the recommendations of OIPA and other organizations. Bring a positive change for your actual and coming generations. Don’t hurt animals anymore.”
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From the Facebook page of the Austrian animal rights activist Martin Balluch
A “citizens ‘initiative against animal factories” has put up a poster that reads:
“God protect us from poisonous farmers! No germs and antibiotics on our families’ plates.
Content of the poster: “God protect us from poisonous farmers! No germs and antibiotics on our families’ plates “!
A criticism of pesticides without specifically addressing anyone.
The farmers’ union felt addressed and sued for revocation and omission, although the union is not even mentioned.
As a result, a judge whose husband works in a company that is 100% owned by Raiffeisen * Markt actually ruled that:
– the farmers’ union was meant and therefore may complain – it is a statement of facts and not an opinion – these facts are incorrect.
Therefore, the citizens ‘initiativemust revoke the statement as untrue, publish the revocation in the “Kleine Zeitung” (small Newspaper) and on a poster for a fee, and pay the farmers’ union money(!!!)
It is hard to believe what kind of judges there are. We had it very often in animal welfare.
It is to be hoped that this disgrace will be reversed in the instance.”
* Raiffeisen: is the brand or name part of more than 330,000 companies that deal with agricultural products in the upstream and downstream sectors as well as general financial services worldwide.
And I mean…The farmers’ association, which is of course known to play the victim, said: “Our local farmers don’t deserve to be denigrated like that, because they produce high-quality food 356 days a year“ !!!
Since when have environmental polluters been portrayed as victims?
The farmers think it is completely okay to put pigs in cages for 4 months in which they cannot turn around, mothers take their children away, kill excess piglets and when they have exploited cows enough, they let them kill the last moneyclose.And that is subsidized!
If I am not an animal abuser, then I do not use them for my economic interests either.
Animal breeding alone is torture because the animals are bred for maximum performance and have physical problems (especially with poultry).
Where’s the animal owner’s love in this business?
And now there is something else: How much groundwater is contaminated by the liquid manure? We afford the luxury of destroying our environment so that we can worship our daily flesh. And thus give the animals a torturous life.
I think it would be very fair if the farmer paid for the removal of the nitrates from the water; after all, he caused it.
A vile and despicable judgment, the lobby at its worst.
The 1,000-person poll was conducted by Mexicana Vegan, the plant-based alternative to the UK’s number once spicy cheese.
It found that 54.8 percent of respondents are ‘likely to buy vegan alternative products to traditional Easter food this year’.
The top plant-based alternatives that people will be seeking out to replace are dairy chocolate (48.4 percent), meat (36.4 percent), and cheese (32.3 percent).Moreover, 22.6 percent of people polled are planning to cook vegan alternatives to the usual Easter Sunday dishes this year. A whopping 47.2 percent cited the desire to be ‘healthier’ as the main reason for going vegan this Easter.
‘We’ve seen demand soar’
Lisa Harrison is the Senior Brand Manager for Mexicana Vegan. In a statement sent to PBN, she said: “So much of our Easter traditions focus on food, whether it’s gifting Easter eggs to friends or family, or indulging ourselves over the long Easter weekend; the highlight being Easter Sunday lunch.
“And with lockdown measures being lifted from 29 March to allow outdoor gatherings of either six people or 2 households, people will be planning their Easter food experiences and what they will be giving to friends and family this Easter.
“It’s great to see that people are strongly considering going vegan this Easter. We’ve seen the demand for our plant-based cheezes soar over lockdown as people seek out healthier alternatives and the need to pursue a healthy diet and lifestyle has never been so paramount as it has been over the last year.”