Day: April 23, 2021

 the dark secret in Kibbutz Lahav

• 01.03.2020

This investigation was carried out at the breeding facility and the pig slaughterhouse at Kibbutz Lahav
** New Covert Investigation 2020 **

This investigation was carried out at the breeding facility and the pig slaughterhouse at Kibbutz Lahav
Operating for about 60 years!

This historical record tells the reality in which the pigs live
And the variety of practices and experiences they go through to the last day of their lives.
Feel free to watch and learn about this industry
And of course anyone interested in making a change
And stop eating animals

Text and source: Glass Walls-

And I mean…On the internet, we read …

The 10 best countries for vegans and vegetarians

we read on …”When it comes to pure vegan food, Israel could also be at the top. There is the highest per capita rate of vegans in the world and there are more and more.
Accordingly, the selection of vegan food and vegan restaurants is huge. As in other countries in the Middle East, falafel, hummus, couscous, and tabouli are part of everyday life and are vegan anyway”

On Facebook, we also read from Yair Netanyahu,  son of the country’s president:

Have mercy on animals! Please don’t eat meat! 🐄🐐🐓גלו רחמים כלפי בעלי החיים! בבקשה אל תאכלו בשר!”

Most of the people in the country don’t know about such crimes or they just don’t care.

There are about 200,000 pigs on the land of the State of Israel killed for the pork industry in the same or a similar way.

Of course, German investments also show similar situations at German slaughterhouses.

But Germany is not even in eleventh place among the vegan countries.

And apart from that! The fact that the same animal torture happens elsewhere does not make the bad conditions in this country any better.

India, too, the first country on the list, is not on the right track and is becoming more and more capitalist and therefore worse and worse.

But Israel has received much praise from many media and animal welfare websites for the allegedly increased vegan awareness of the Israelis and is very often reported on the latest developments in animal welfare in the country

Apparently, it is purely media and travel- industry propaganda. This is how media propaganda works.

P.S: Following this investigation, a criminal complaint has been filed into the location.

My best regards to all, Venus

Vietnam: Lets Get Cam the Bear Out of His Bile Farm Cage Now – Please Donate If You Can.

As you read this, Cam is desperately waiting to get out of his tiny cage. He is trapped in a bile bear farm in Hai Phong province in Vietnam.  

When we visited him at the farm, he was pacing around in the cage, climbing up and down and biting the bars, trying everything to escape this sad and barren environment. 

We don’t know anything about his past but can see he is pretty young. He still has his whole life ahead of him. 

Without help, his life would consist of nothing but the bars of this cage.

Never getting the chance to feel the grass under his feet. Never climbing up a tree. Never playing with another bear. 

Together, we can rescue Cam 

Lets get Cam out:

Bear Cam needs our help! (

Nothing would make us happier, than bringing him to our beautiful BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh. How excited would he be, when he discovers the huge outdoor enclosure for the first time? Experiencing all the lush vegetation, trees, climbing platforms and pools to swim in. Experiencing what a bear life can look like.

Mark, we can’t leave Cam behind, right? Will you help to free the young bear from his tiny cage?

Kind regards, 

The FOUR PAWS team

Lets get Cam out:

Bear Cam needs our help! (

Regards Mark

C’est Assez! supports the European Citizens’ Initiative #StopFinningEU to end the European Union’s shark fin trade.

C’est Assez! supports the European Citizens’ Initiative #StopFinningEU to end the European Union’s shark fin trade

22 April 2021

C’est Assez

The EU exports approximately 3,500 tonnes of fins per year, with a total value of around 52 million euros. 73 million sharks are slaughtered each year for this purpose

While shark finning is prohibited on EU vessels and in EU waters, and sharks must be caught with fins  attached to their bodies, the EU is one of the world’s largest exporters of fins and a significant transit area for the global fin trade.

More than forty European NGOs, including our member C’est assez!, have pledged their support to compel the European institutions to ban all forms of finning and their transportation in EU countries. The European Citizens Initiative (ECI) has now received over 200,000 signatures in opposition to shark finning.

It is past time to stop this barbaric traffic and take action to protect sharks, which are critical to the health and balance of the oceans.

Read more at source

C’est Assez! soutient l’Initiative Citoyenne Européenne #StopFinningEU pour met…

Regards Mark

Shark Finning Kills 100 Million Sharks a Year,

Shark Finning Kills 100 Million Sharks a Year, International Commission Fails to Address Crisis

Don't be afraid of the shark...: BAN SHARK FINNING

Shark finning - Wikipedia

The rapid closing of dolphinariums poses a threat to dolphins.

How they should be – Dolphins swim free in the Oceans.

The rapid closing of dolphinariums poses a threat to dolphins

22 April 2021

Sea First Foundation

Public opinion around dolphins in dolphinariums is clearly changing.

But what happens to dolphins when the parks get closed? Talks with policymakers are underway and several dolphin rehabilitation programs are getting implemented in Europe, but none are yet operational. The very complex nature of such a pilot project may be to blame.

As long as no appropriate alternative is found, the dolphins are relocated to other marine parks. Unfortunately, this causes a great deal of animal distress, and is often fatal. For example, in 2016, three dolphins were moved from Finland’s Särkänniemi Zoo to Attica Zoo in Athens, where one of the animals died after a short period of time.

Dolphin attractions were also closed with immediate effect in France, Spain, and Switzerland as a result of government decisions made in response to pressure from protestors who probably just meant well.

Dolphins become ill from time to time and may not survive such abrupt changes or transportation. The animals’ extreme stress and anxiety can be fatal. 

Many who survive the transport are relocated to other parks in countries where public pressure is less severe. This results in ever-increasing dolphin numbers in Europe’s remaining dolphinariums, causing overpopulation and additional stress for the animals.

The marine parks in China are still developing, and it is likely that the next step will be to export European animals to China.

In conclusion, before we start putting more pressure on governments to close sea parks in Europe, it is important that we get our rehabilitation projects fully operational as soon as possible.

Read more at source

Sea First : Snelle sluiting van dolfinaria niet zonder risico voor de dolfijnen

Regards Mark

Beef production drives deforestation five times more than any other sector.

Amazon Destruction.

Beef production drives deforestation five times more than any other sector

22 April 2021

A research published in the World Resources Institute in March 2020 found that two of the main products responsible for deforestation are beef and soy, the latter being used for animal feed. The EU, as net importer of these products, should address the impact of such imports on the environment and on animals to ensure coherence between EU trade policy and the EU Green Deal.

According to a research by Global Forest Watch, the total loss of tropical forest increased by 12% overall between 2019 and 2020. Agriculture is the top source of worldwide deforestation (40%), and  among the top commodity-drivers of deforestation, beef holds the first place. 

Overall, beef is responsible for 36% of all agriculture-linked forest-replacement. The huge responsibility borne by the beef industry is due to the conversion of forests into cattle pasture, which amounted to 45.1 Millions hectares of lands deforested between 2001 and 2015 – a rate that is five times higher than for any other analysed products. 

Soy also ranks seventh in the study, as it is responsible for the destruction of 8.2 million hectares of forests between 2001 and 2015. Soy is widely produced to serve as animal feed, notably in the poultry (37%) and pigs sectors (20%). Therefore, the role played by the meat industry in global deforestation largely exceeds the role played by the beef sector itself.

The findings by Global Forest Watch are deeply alarming, as rampant deforestation has clear impacts on wildlife and their habitats and can lead to the extinction of species that only exist in one specific region. 80% of terrestrial species live in forests, and the world is currently undergoing the sixth great mass extinction of species, which is mainly due to agriculture, according to Global Forest Watch’s report. Deforestation is also a source of many welfare-related concerns. With the increase in wildfires, animals -wildlife, but also pets – are suffering and many do not manage to escape. For the surviving wild animals, many are displaced and will generally suffer from starvation and social disruption.

Whilst hot spots of deforestation vary by sector, the beef industry related deforestation is highly concentrated in the Amazon, which is home to millions of species. In Brazil alone, which hosts the largest part of the Amazon, over half of the deforestation came from pasture in the last twenty years. The responsibility borne by agriculture (including the beef sector) on the Amazon’s deforestation is much higher than in other parts of the world, reaching 56% in 2020 whereas agriculture is generally responsible for 40% of deforestation. 

Considering that agriculture-driven deforestation is permanent (whereas lands that suffer from deforestation caused by fires may regenerate), this adds a sense of urgency for the EU to uphold its sustainable agenda. Mercosur is already the  largest  supplier of  beef  to  the  EU,  accounting  for 73%  of total  EU  beef  imports. If the EU-Mercosur trade deal was implemented as it stands, imports of beef would increase between 30% and 64%. The Ambec report – the impact study commissioned by the French government – concluded that, as it stands, the EU-Mercosur agreement would generate an extra 25% of deforestation in the Amazon in the six years following its entry into force. 

As Eurogroup for Animals has been continuously advocating, the unconditional liberalisation of animal products foreseen in the EU-Mercosur trade deal would fuel intensification of animal farming, which not only is extremely detrimental to animal welfare, but would also highly contribute to fuel deforestation. We thus call on the EU to uphold the objectives of the Farm to Fork Strategy, which are to use trade policy “to obtain ambitious commitments” from partners in key areas such as animal welfare.

The EU must take the opportunity of the EU-Mercosur agreement to negotiate the adoption by Mercosur countries of EU-equivalent legal standards in key sectors (beef, but also broiler chicken and laying hens), as well as in terms of transport, or to agree on conditions to access tariff-rate quotas or liberalisation in animal products, including the respect of EU-equivalent animal welfare standards.

Regards Mark