Day: April 19, 2021

Switzerland – 740 tons of calf blood and nobody wants it!

740 tons of calf blood ordered and not collected
The serum is taken from the unborn calves of slaughtered pregnant cows.

Such slaughtering is not welcome in Switzerland, which is why the substance, which is important for pharmaceuticals, is imported by the ton.

It’s all about this

-Because a Basel pharmaceutical company went bankrupt, a Dutch importer is now stuck with 740 tons of calf blood.

-The blood serum is obtained from unborn calves from slaughtered dams. The practice is controversial.

-The substance is important for the pharmaceutical industry but has to be imported.

What to do with 740 tons of frozen calf blood that nobody wants?

This is the question asked by a Dutch freight forwarder who was supposed to import the substance for a pharmaceutical company in Birsfelden (municipality in the canton of Basel). The buyer went bankrupt at the end of last year, now the shipping company has stayed on the load, as the «Basler newspaper» writes.

The original value of 1.3 million euros has now shrunk to just 35,000 euros (!!)
Even destruction would cost twice as much.

But why does a Swiss company need hundreds of tons of calf blood from abroad?

According to the “«Basler newspaper»“, it was used in Birsfelden to produce Solcoseryl, an adhesive paste for use in the mouth.
The blood serum obtained from unborn calves is rich in enzymes and nutrients and is often used where small organisms are artificially bred, for example in the development of vaccines (!!)

Controversial practice

In order to get to the substance, however, you first need an unborn calf.
This is removed from the uterus after the pregnant mother has been slaughtered.

Because the slaughter of pregnant cows is not welcomed in Switzerland, the material has to be imported.
According to the “New Zealand Herald”, the blood is removed from the heart of the fetus with a needle, which gives around 300 milliliters.

The liter is then exported from New Zealand around the world for the equivalent of around 1,600 francs.

The slaughter of pregnant cows and the taking of blood from their unborn calves are repeatedly criticized by animal rights activists.
«Forbes», writes that it is unclear whether the calves feel pain.
The “Herald” quotes an anonymous insider, according to which the dams suffer because they are transported during the gestation period.

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Kruger National Park: Elephants trample poachers to death!

Despite the ban on the ivory trade, tens of thousands of elephants are killed for their tusks every year.

In a South African national park, a poacher has now paid for the hunt with his life.

April 18, 2021, 3:42 p.m.

A suspected poacher has been killed by elephants in South Africa’s famous Kruger National Park.
The man and two accomplices fled from park rangers and came across a herd of elephants with cubs, said the Sanparks National Park Authority on Sunday.

The elephants would have trampled the man to death.

Foto: Jon Hrusa

One of the accomplices was arrested while the third man escaped, it said. The rangers were also able to retrieve a rifle, an ax, and a bag with supplies. The search for the third suspect continued on Sunday afternoon.

Despite an international trade ban on ivory, tens of thousands of African elephants are killed for their tusks every year. According to the IUCN animal welfare organization, there are still an estimated 415,000 elephants on the continent.

The Kruger Park is one of the main tourist attractions in South Africa and is one of the largest national parks in Africa.
It is about the size of the state of Hesse and is known for a large number of wild animals such as elephants, lions, rhinos, leopards, and buffalo.
The last time there was a similar incident occurred in 2019 in which a poacher was trampled by elephants and eaten by lions.

And I mean...Wonderful, we like to hear such news!
Finally, someone is doing something against poachers. We humans don’t manage to fight them effectively!
If people had such social behavior as the elephants, we would all have no more problems.

Unfortunately, it hits the weakest link in the chain, and not those who are enthroned as heroes above the dead elephant and even publicize the murder on photos.

A son of Donald Trump is also a big game hunter …Just an idea …

And now we keep our fingers crossed for the Spanish bulls.

My best regards to all, Venus

England: Ghandi – “The more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man” – A Personal View – Mark (WAV).

I thought that I would write this post now as at the current time, with worldwide Covid killing millions; and the very high view that the disease was originally created by zoonosis transmission form animals held under stress in wet markets, to human beings; do we really want to delve further into ‘chimera’ research, involving more than one animal species ? – has nothing been learned from Covid ?

A zoonosis (plural zoonoses, or zoonotic diseases) is an infectious disease caused by a pathogen (an infectious agent, such as a bacterium, virus, parasite or prion) that has jumped from an animal (usually a vertebrate) to a human.  Wet markets, in which animals are held under immense stress, are an ideal source of zoonotic disease transmission.  It is strongly believed that Covid was a virus that jumped from animals to humans.

So now, is it really time to further investigative work on the ‘Chimera’ ?

What is chimera ?:

A chimera is essentially a single organism that’s made up of cells from two or more “individuals”—that is, it contains two sets of DNA, with the code to make two separate organisms. One way that chimeras can happen naturally in humans is that a fetus can absorb its twin.

It (chimera) is an issue that has been kicking around in animal rights for many years; it is not new; certainly not here in the UK; but with the current Covid situation we really need to look more at this.

Scientists claim to have made an ‘extraordinary medical advance’ by creating an embryo that is part human and part monkey.  The creation of this human – monkey chimera as detailed as being described a ‘medical breakthrough’ by some; others describe it as a ‘Pandoras Box’ with serious ethical questions.  I personally am in this ‘ethical questions’ camp.

In a series of experiments; researchers from the Salk Institute in California (USA) have injected human stem cells into early stage macaque monkey embryos.  This procedure resulted in a number of chimeric embryos that survived for a period of around 19 days before they were destroyed.  Despite the vast ethical concerns; researchers say that the chimera embryos can lead to a ‘much better understanding’ of early human development, biology and disease.

The Chimera, according to Greek mythology, was a monstrous fire-breathing hybrid creature of Lycia in Asia Minor, composed of the parts of more than one animal. It is usually depicted as a lion, with the head of a goat protruding from its back, and a tail that might end with a snake’s head.

Chimera | Mythical creatures, Chimera mythology, Mythical monsters

Chimeras are organisms whose cells originate from two or more different organisms.  Professor Juan Belmonte of the Salk Institute (USA) describes the research as being very useful for advancing biomedical research not only at the early stages of life, but also at the latest stage of life.  He further declared that chimeric embryos could allow for the study of early human development and hold great potential in regenerative medicine as well as for producing human tissues and organs for transplant.

Professor Belmonte’s team worked with researchers in China; the original source of Covid and the particular zoonotic associated disease, as much of the research work  was undertaken there to ‘avoid legal issues’.  Chimeric embryos could thus allow scientists to conduct experiments that they are not currently permitted to do on human embryos because of the tight regulations.  Experimenting on embryos containing some human cells could potentially lead to new treatments for diseases that are present at, or before birth, such as heart defects, down syndrome and spina bifida.

They also claim that Type 1 diabetes could be targeted by treatments emerging from chimera research.  Using the human – monkey embryo research; scientists hope to ‘provide valuable insights’ by using animals that are closely related to humans.  Or, in other words, they say that organs which originate in animals, such as pigs, could later be transplanted into human beings.  ‘Interspecies chimeras’ are not new; and have been produced since the 1970’s, but so far, attempts involving human cells have been met with ‘very limited success’.

Professor Belmonte in the USA has worked with researchers from the Kumming University of Science and Technology at Yunnan (China) in a study.  Six days after the monkey embryos were created; each was then injected with 25 human cells.  The cells are known as ‘extended pluripotent stem cells’, which have the ability to develop into many different cell types and tissues both inside and OUTSIDE the embryo. 

After one day, human cells were detected in 132 embryos, and after 10 days 103 of the chimeric embryos were still developing.  But then, by day 19, only 3 chimeras were still alive.

Personal view – the creation of an embryo which is part human and part monkey (primate) raises significant ethical and philosophical concerns as to what it means to be ‘human’.  With this research, are we as the human species once again attempting to dominate the natural systems of the world ? – plants, animals, species; the ‘who we are’ image.

Scientists behind this latest chimera research state that these chimeric embryos ‘offer new opportunities’, because we are unable to conduct certain types of experiments in humans.  So, I thus see this as a ‘well it is ok to conduct the experiments on animals’; type thing then; who cares about the rights ? – we are the dominant species and can thus do as we wish.

Mahatma Gandhi Quote: “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can  be judged by

Mahatma Gandhi, (1869–1948) once stated:

“To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being.

I should be unwilling to take the life of a lamb for the sake of the human body.

I hold that, the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man“.


With this chimera research are we not opening up the can of worms to the future ?

Real questions will start to arise when techniques have improved to the point where embryo survival times are greatly improved, and we can ‘grow’ human spare parts in animals; only for them to be cut out and transplanted into our own bodies as we wish.  This is the ultimate goal of this research; to make the human species even more dominant than they currently are; to make big bucks for the developers and organisations involved; whilst largely ignoring the rights of the primates and pigs who would be used as simple living ‘tools’ for the advancement of humankind; what a terrible thought; are there not enough of us ‘planet destroyers’ today, right now, 19/4/21, as it is, without the need for more ?


The most difficult issues lie in the future; and the question of potential animal viruses and disease being passed over to humans; or the opposite; as a result of future successful development.  That is ‘life’, that is what makes us (currently) different to the primates; the whales. The dolphins and the wolves.  We have all developed our own ways of survival and existence without interference from others.

Before any experiments are currently performed on chimeras; the key ethical question of their moral status has to be reviewed.  Before they are even currently injected, experimented on, or their organs extracted; it is essential that their mental capacities and lives are properly assessed; and who does this ? – the ‘human’ no doubt !

We need new ways to understand the things we call ‘animals’; their mental lives and their relationships before we ever attempt to ‘use them’.  We should never ‘use them’.  I think a pig or battery hen in an intensive factory farm environment must be pretty ‘pissed off’ with the way is kept – it has an existence; not a life; for the benefit of whom ? – oh yes, us the human being.  It is our own responsibility now  to enact the Ghandi saying – that, “the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man“.


Maybe more should be done regarding research into the operation of the human brain; and why we, the destroyer of all; regards ourselves as superior to the simple but peaceful other creatures we share this planet with.  Man has to look at man, and ask the questions of where and why he went so wrong in history. 


We are not ‘dominant’; in fact we are ‘assholes’.


Regards Mark

The True Source of Chimeras - Matt Cole

Sweden: The Swedish breeding program for farm cats has been withdrawn. Positive News.

The Swedish breeding program for farm cats has been withdrawn

15 April 2021

Svenska Djurskyddsföreningen


At the end of 2020, the Swedish Board of Agriculture approved a breeding program for farm cats, which has been criticized in a letter from Svenska Djurskyddsföreningen.

The Swedish Board of Agriculture has come under fire after approving a farm cat breeding program in December, primarily because the program recommends that cats that are allowed to roam freely outside to be fertile, which would increase reproduction and result in an increase in unwanted, abandoned, and feral cats. 

On March 23, Svenska Djurskyddsföreningen wrote to the Swedish Board of Agriculture, asking them to reconsider the approval, in part because it violates animal welfare rules that require cats that go outside to be neutered or prevented from reproducing uncontrollably.

Following the outpouring of criticism, the authority decided to re-examine the case and announced that they are withdrawing the approval.

“We understand the criticism and regret that the case has not been sufficiently examined from an animal welfare point of view. We share the view that the breeding program does not live up to the animal welfare rules in all respects and therefore withdraw our approval”, said the Swedish Board of Agriculture’s head of animal welfare, Helena Elofsson.

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Sweden Cat by IvanBrussia on DeviantArt

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Svenska Djurskyddsföreningen – Godkännande av avelsprogram dras tillbaka

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Regards Mark

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