Day: May 24, 2021

Save the Bees!!!

Report from the blog: “Together for the animals”

Thousand of bees on the car?
Don’t panic, we tell you what to do!💖🐝

Pictures like these probably make some people freeze in horror: You come to your car and thousands of bees have made themselves comfortable on it.
Now it’s just not about losing your nerve.

First of all, the “WHY”.
The months of May and June are the so-called “swarming time”.
Strong bee colonies use the abundance of nectar and pollen to divide.
About half of the bees move out with the old queen and sit somewhere in the neighborhood as a “swarm of grapes” in a tree or on a car.
The rest of the bees stay in the old home and raise a new queen.
So when the little cuties sit down on your car, it’s pure coincidence.
Don’t panic.

They don’t harm you if you don’t harm them either.
Now it’s time to keep a cool head.
Don’t try to scare them away.
Do you have time let the animals make a stopover on your car.
They won’t bother you for more than 24 hours.
If you want to do something good for them, then carefully place a bowl of sugar water on the roof of your car.

If you don’t have that much time, proceed as follows: Stay at a safe distance from your car and make sure that nobody else approaches.
Don’t call the police, animal rescue or fire brigade, but a local beekeeping company.
The beekeepers know how to proceed and will catch the animals.
You just have to be patient until a beekeeper comes, but they usually know this problem and hurry up.

Don’t try to catch the bees yourself or you’ll be like a woman in Wales.
Your hybrid was followed over and over by the same swarm of bees for 2 days.
Why do you ask yourselves?
It’s simple: their queen got lost inside the car and was trapped.

The beekeepers will look for the queen and will know how to recognize her.
So don’t go into shock or panic, nothing will happen to you if you don’t harm the bees.
Even the hard-working little honey collectors just want to live and may be more afraid of you than you are of them.

In this sense: SAVE THE BEES !!! 💖

In Gedanken bei dir Smiling bee, text says be safe-Sticker

And I mean...It’s exellent that some blogs do such an informative job and take the initiative to educate people about such cases.
I have often found beehives in the forest and at first I left them alone.
After a day I called the beekeeper and he took them with him, he has a small, animal-friendly beekeeping in the village where I live.
After a month he brought me a jar of honey as a gift for the rescue of the bees, which I gave away because I do not consume any animal products.
Not even honey, not even from the beekeeper next door.
Is a matter of principle

My best regards to all, Venus

USA: New Campaign Brings Awareness to Wildlife Killing Contests in Wyoming.


New Campaign Brings Awareness to Wildlife Killing Contests in Wyoming

Billboard Compels to #STOPTHEKILL of Wolves and Other Apex Predators

Cody, WY — Starting today, drivers traveling from Cody to Yellowstone National Park will see a large billboard featuring a captivating wolf and a call to action to “End Wildlife Killing Contests.” The billboard, funded by Wyoming Wildlife Advocates in partnership with the national organization Project Coyote, is part of a coordinated campaign to bring attention to the widespread but little known bloodsport of wildlife killing contests—events in which participants compete to kill the most, largest, or smallest animals for cash, guns or other prizes.

Wyoming is home to many of these contests, including the Wyoming Best of the Best and other privately run events. The Wyoming Best of the Best is a circuit of contests that draws people from around the region to Wyoming to kill target wildlife, primarily coyotes and foxes. Participants pay an entry fee and then build points in monthly events that run from December through February. Qualifying events are held in Kemmerer, Casper, Cheyenne, Lovell, Riverton, Rock Springs, and Newcastle, and a state championship is held in early November in Rock Springs. The number of contests that occur in Wyoming is difficult to assess because organizers and participants, aware that the majority of the public does not condone or support these events, operate mostly in secret with virtual check-ins and little oversight—but killing contests occur in or near most communities across the state.

In addition to smaller native carnivores like bobcats and coyotes, wildlife killing contests in Wyoming may also target imperiled wolves. Despite the fact that they are still recovering and bring essential tourism dollars to local economies, wolves are listed as trophy game animals in the northwest corner of the state where there is a hunting season and limits on the number of animals that can be killed. Even worse, they are considered a predator in the remaining 85% of the state, which means they can be killed at any time by any means with no oversight or hunting tag needed. This lack of regulations concerning fair chase, hunting seasons, quotas, night hunting and spotlighting, use of electronic calls, and the use of high-powered weapons does not protect animals considered “predators” in Wyoming and leads to egregious ethical violations on the part of contest participants.

Participants and proponents of killing contests claim that killing coyotes and other animals protects deer and elk and prevents livestock losses. Yet the best available science illustrates that randomly killing wildlife does not increase public safety or decrease conflicts with domestic animals. Seven states (Arizona, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Vermont, Washington) have enacted prohibitions on killing contests and have not observed increases in conflict. Four additional states (Maryland, Nevada, Oregon, and Virginia) are considering bans on killing contests.

Bans on killing contests are increasing as the public recognizes that coyotes and other native carnivores play key roles in maintaining healthy ecosystems, such as controlling rabbit and rodent populations, and that wildlife killing contests threaten the safety and well-being of hikers, dog walkers, bird watchers, hunters, and other outdoor enthusiasts. This billboard serves to raise awareness of the issue for the millions of people who visit Wyoming to see wildlife but do not realize the national park is a proverbial zoo and valued wildlife are slaughtered as soon as they step foot outside the park.

“Wildlife is held in the public trust by our wildlife managers and should be managed for all Wyoming residents,” said Kristin Combs, Executive Director of Wyoming Wildlife Advocates. “A minuscule number of people are involved in wildlife killing contests, meanwhile wildlife watchers and ethical hunters are left with virtually no voice in the management of animals classified as predators. All of these animals serve a valuable purpose in the ecosystem and don’t deserve to be randomly gunned down while just trying to raise their young and live out their lives.”

“Billboards are showing up across the country and raising public awareness about this barbaric practice, which will inspire people to take action and join the growing movement to ban wildlife killings contests nationwide,” said Camilla Fox, Executive Director and Founder of Project Coyote and Co-founder of the National Coalition to End Wildlife Killing Contests. “Most people have no idea this cruel and unnecessary bloodsport is happening in their state and they are shocked to learn that it is legal to slaughter animals en masse for cash prizes and awards. Once they become aware of this issue, they want to know how they can get involved to help end this cruelty. That’s why we steer them to to learn how they can get involved in this growing movement to end killing contests.”

“Wildlife killing contests serve no genuine ecological or wildlife management purpose,” said Michelle L. Lute, PhD in wildlife management and Project Coyote National Carnivore Conservation Manager. “These contests are mass slaughter events that may actually increase what are typically rare occurrences of conflict and undermine the valuable ecological roles of carnivores.”

Viewers of the billboards will be pointed to where they can view a new film about wildlife killing contests produced in partnership with National Geographic filmmakers and sign a petition to ban wildlife killing contests on federal public lands. The petition has thus far garnered over 60,000 signatures.

The National Coalition to End Wildlife Killing Contests, including co-founder Project Coyote, Wyoming Wildlife Advocates and 50+ other national wildlife and animal protection organizations, will continue to raise awareness in pursuit of policy changes at local, state, and national levels in 2021 and beyond.

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Wyoming Wildlife Advocates is a non-profit organization focused on informing, educating, and empowering communities to preserve our wild legacy and protect our shared wildlife resources. We envision a Wyoming that leads the nation in exceptional and innovative wildlife management; all stakeholders are valued equally, and management decisions are driven by the best available science. Headquartered in Jackson, Wyoming, WWA has supporters in Wyoming, the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, and nationwide. Visit to learn more.

Project Coyote, a national non-profit organization, is a North American coalition of scientists, educators, ranchers, and citizen leaders promoting compassionate conservation and coexistence between people and wildlife through education, science and advocacy. Visit for more information.

To learn more about wildlife killing contests, visit the National Coalition to End Wildlife Killing Contests’ website here.

Watch the new film Wildlife Killing Contests and sign the petition here.

Regards Mark

call things by their name-framing kills!

Article by Bettina Marie Schneider

Framing means that different formulations of a message – with the same content – influence the recipient’s behavior differently.
Politics has long made use of this.
Ugly messages are wrapped in friendly euphemisms: garbage dumps are turned into disposal parks, state surveillance is touted as internal security and a pause in growth sounds much more reassuring when it is referred to as a recession.

Well-sounding descriptions have also been invented for the cruelty that we do to animals every day. In this way, animal suffering is concealed, glossed over and trivialized.

“Artificial insemination” is rape using medical instruments that are forcibly inserted into the genitals of the restrained animal.

“Dressage riding” is a form of demonstration of power, as the horse is trained to be absolutely obedient. The movements are unnatural for the animals and usually also complicated. The controversial methods that are used to induce horses to “absolute obedience” leave every animal lover in disbelief about our legislation.

“Useful-animals” is a term that doesn’t really exist. If we degrade an animal to a “livestock” and thereby undermine its right to life and integrity, a pig remains a pig, a cattle remains a cattle and a chicken remains a chicken , It does not become an insensitive object through an empty phrase, even if we treat it as such.
The word “Useful”- animals only serves our conscience, so that cruelty to animals, exploitation and killing on a large scale are ethically justifiable.

Even the harmless word “stray” for homeless stray animals contains a great misconception.
“Strays” sounds like freedom and adventure.

You don’t have to worry about strays, they have chosen their own free life …
Anyone who knows the unspeakable suffering of homeless stray animals, hunger, mistreatment, survival in the icy cold without a refuge, always in desperate search for food, marked by deprivation, parasites and diseases … will quickly change this romantic perspective.

Don’t call homeless street animals “strays” … they are the only victims of our neglect and indifference and are in many places treated like rubbish, chased away, kicked, mistreated, poisoned and killed.

The “city pigeons” are also not “free birds” that happen to live in the city, but homeless animals that rely on human beings to take care of them.
They are starving to death in front of all of us. Many of them are the victims of “pigeon racing”.

A “sport” in which the animals are forcibly separated from their partner and their nest, then abandoned and their desperate effort to find their way back quickly, only serves to amuse the pigeon athletes and their “sporting ambition”.
The pigeons who die of exhaustion, are injured or stranded in unfamiliar cities in this attempt certainly find it not very “sporty”.

There are countless numbers, but nobody thinks of them when the melodious name “carrier pigeon sport” is mentioned.

Framing is ubiquitous when it comes to trivializing or covering up animal suffering and cruelty.
Since in many places great importance is attached to correct address and terminology, I would like to see the same awareness and attention for the linguistic contact with our fellow creatures.
Here I would like it to be very special!

Call things by their name! Only then can something change, because framing kills!

Bettina M. Schneider

And I mean…the language is instrumentalized by politicians, the media, the judiciary and, last but not least, by the church in order to ultimately retain what is already being practiced, namely the brutal exploitation of animals and their legalized enslavement.

Euphimisms are smoke candles and serve – intentionally or unintentionally – to stabilize the system because they distract from what is really important: the victims.
We must never allow our language to be taken from us by system-compliant framing, because our language is our most important weapon.
If we want to defend animals successfully, we must not give away the freedom to think, speak and act

My best regards to all, Venus