Do I need to say anything ?
Do I need to say anything ?
The sight of young foxes playing is one of the most beautiful pictures that our domestic animal world has to offer.
Very few people know, however, that many fox pups are already shot by hunters in their parents’ den or caught in trapping instruments such as the so-called “young fox trap” and then killed.
Fox pups do not have a closed season in most federal states!
Foxes are hunted in most federal states without a regular closed season.
Hunters kill them during the mating season, during the gestation period, while rearing the young, while migrating in search of a territory.
They are hunted with traps and bitten out of their den with dogs, the supposedly safe haven for the birth of the puppies.
The highly social animals are kept captive in barren kennels in order to train construction dogs on them. They are victims of driven hunts and are tracked across territories during fox weeks.
Every year well over 400,000 red foxes in Germany die from hunting – five million in the last eleven years!
Foxes can neither be used as food, nor is the fur of these beautiful animals sold.
About 97 out of 100 foxes killed are thrown into bushes or, at best, buried.
This is neither ethically responsible, nor is it a reasonable reason in terms of the Animal Welfare Act.
Please, sign the petition: https://www.change.org/p/keine-jagd-ohne-vern%C3%BCnftigen-grund-f%C3%BCchse-v%C3%B6gel-haustiere
A very nice article about it:
Engineering structures for foxes: they are artificial dwellings built by hunters themselves, which serve as camouflaged traps, and trick their victims into a deceptive idyll that they are safe from persecution.
So sure they will start a family here and raise their young ones.
The whole thing works like this: “Sharp” hunting dogs, which have previously practiced on a captured living object, are sent to the burrow to scare the animals out
The young animals living there are eliminated and their parents chased outside. The murderers are already waiting at the exits with their rifles loaded.
Article from “Together for the animals”
SNAIL SLURRY CREAM – A COSMETIC PRODUCT MERCELESS EXPLOITATION! 💔🐌
In recent years, starting established from South Korea an animal product from the cosmetics industry – snail slime cream.
Very few consumers are aware of the horror behind this alleged “rejuvenating agent”, but it is ubiquitous on snail farms.
Like all living things in factory farming, the little animals are exploited and mistreated here.
The slime of the snails is needed to make this cream.
As the name suggests, snail slime is produced by snails.
The small animals generate it to protect against injuries, dehydration and for locomotion.
This secretion makes even razor-sharp razor blades an obstacle that is easy to overcome.
The production of this liquid is extremely strenuous for the animals and always associated with stress.
If the stress increases, the amount of secreted mucus also increases.
And this is exactly where the factory farming industry comes into play on snail farms.
For this animal product, snails are kept anything but appropriate to the species in small cages.
In order to be able to harvest as much secretion as possible, the animals are put under artificial stress and pain using various methods, and all of them are cruel and ethically absolutely reprehensible.
So that the mucus settles outwards, the poor little creatures are centrifuged.
Damage is done to them to increase stress.
This happens through chemicals, salt, dehydration with salt water, acids, cold water, knocks with sticks or electric shocks, among other things.
All of this is officially not considered animal cruelty globally, as it is claimed that animals are not harmed and do not die in the process.
This abuse is also not covered by the Animal Welfare Act, since snails are invertebrates and, in an incomprehensible manner, are said to be completely insensitive to pain.
But even though they only have a simple nervous system and a tiny brain, they are still able to feel pain.
They are breathing creatures and therefore not the plaything of humans.
There is no conclusive research result anywhere in the world about the allegedly rejuvenating and healing properties of this cream.
We condemn this kind of cruelty to animals against sensitive living beings in the strongest possible terms.
It is absolutely immoral for the mass production of a questionable anti-aging product to harm wonderful living beings and to deny their ability to experience pain.
We also appeal to all consumers not to participate in this disgusting system of exploitation, because, as is so often the case, it is up to the end consumer to alleviate the suffering of the animals.
Please do not buy any products that contain snail slime, because after all, anyone with common sense should understand that the life and the integrity of breathing creatures weigh more than the illusion of beauty.
The best thing to do is to look out for items that are completely cruelty-free.
AND ALSO APPLIES TO SNAILS: EVEN IN THE SMALLEST BODY, A HEART BEATS !!! 💖🐌
And I mean…There has always been a public interest in snails, but not because of the snail cream, but because many meat eaters are interested in eating bred snails (i.e. several million snails are bred and killed each year)!
A well-known snail farm in Vienna alone, for example, breeds 200,000 Roman snails on 2000 m², that’s 100 snails on a single (!) Square meter.
Since ancient times, escargots have been regarded as a delicacy. They are particularly valued in France, Spain, Italy and Portugal in local kitchens.
There are people who say that snails don’t suffer. There are people who say the opposite.
But the answer today is simple: we don’t know.
Or rather: we don’t know yet.
The situation is somewhat reminiscent of the problem with fish not so long ago.
After all, it has long been thought that fish cannot feel pain and have no feelings.
It was only thanks to dedicated advocates for Pisces that we now all know that this is not the case.
Today we can safely say that Pisces feel pain.
It is quite likely that snails will feel pain too, and just as likely that science will find it out in the near future.
But even if we don’t know for sure, it is better to harm someone in the vague hope that they will not suffer anyway, or it is better not to harm someone if there is a possibility that it will harm them or suffers?
So if we don’t know whether someone is capable of suffering, it is better not to hurt them
My best regards to all, Venus
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Photos – Johnny Kääpä
Seeing a squirrel in the wild is always an exciting moment, but we rarely get to see the cute creatures up-close. Most of the time, you might just see a flash of fluffy red fur scurrying up a tree or darting across the forest floor. However, Swedish photographer Johnny Kääpä has earned the trust of his local squirrels, who now curiously approach his camera and pose for snapshots.
PETITION TARGET: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
A grizzly bear nicknamed Felicia and her two cubs could be killed just for living near a highway in Jackson Hole, Wyo., according to USA Today.
Wildlife Advocate Savannah Rose Burgess said the bear family has no record PETITION: Don’t Execute Mother Bear and Cubs Just for Living Close to Road (ladyfreethinker.org)of acting aggressively, charging, or taking food from humans who have been spotted approaching them. Felicia also caught the attention of award-winning photographer Thomas Mangelsen, who has documented her for more than six years and said she has always been calm and collected.
But wildlife officials are saying that “human-conditioned behavior” — through no fault of Felicia’s or her family’s– could lead to human-wildlife conflict. They propose relocating or killing the bear family as the only possible solutions.
If park rangers fail to scare the bears off with “targeted hazing operations” — which could include loud noise or rubber bullets — theseinnocent wild animals could pay with their lives, according to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) statement.
Killing an entire family of bears who have no history of acting aggressively must not be allowed.
Felicia and her cubs must be protected.
Sign this petition urging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to find an alternative solution for Felicia and her cubs that does not involve killing them.
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A PETA undercover investigation into Moulton Chinchilla Ranch (MCR)—a massive breeding mill near Chatfield, Minnesota, that kept approximately 1,000 chinchillas confined to wire-floored cages in a shed reeking of ammonia—found that these sensitive exotic animals were denied not only everything natural and important to them but also the basic necessities of life, including effective veterinary care for chronic infections and severe, life-threatening injuries that caused them to suffer and even die.
Based on PETA’s evidence, law-enforcement officials executed a search warrant at MCR and opened a criminal investigation.
Charlene was denied veterinary care for this excruciatingly painful foot injury, which left a bloody stump with bones exposed. PETA’s investigator rescued her. She was rushed for emergency veterinary care, underwent surgery, and continues to heal.
Nowhere to Run or Hide
Chinchillas are active, inquisitive animals who love to run, jump, and climb—activities that are extremely important to their physical and psychological health—but at MCR, they were kept constantly confined to small, barren, rusty wire-floored cages. They had nowhere to burrow or hide, which to these nocturnal prey animals was extremely stressful and terrifying.
There were piles of feces just outside the shed, and some even flowed back inside through a door. Many of these social animals—who naturally live in herds of up to 100, high up in the Andes Mountains—were kept all alone in solitary cages. Others were crammed together in cages so tightly that they could barely move. Some only had a block of wood to sit or gnaw on. There were no toys, bedding, or environmental enrichment.
Deprived of everything meaningful to them, the chinchillas in these highly stressful, inhumane conditions mutilated themselves and their cagemates, which is a sign of severe distress. One young animal’s ears were nearly chewed off.
Others, including one named Casper by PETA’s investigator, suffered from severe fur loss. Metal collars prevented the female chinchillas from escaping from the males, who were allowed to impregnate them over and over so that their babies could be sold to laboratories and into the pet trade. One baby chinchilla was found dead.
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The last known 800 Tapanuli orangutans on Earth face having their Indonesian forest home ripped from beneath them — by a British company’s thirst for gold.
Jardine Matheson and its gold mining company want to destroy this precious ecosystem in Batang Toru, Northern Sumatra out of pure greed — driving the rarest great ape to extinction.
Just in the past month, satellite images revealed a new expansion of the Martable Mine into the heart of orangutan territory. But if we act fast with a massive public campaign exposing Jardine Matheson, we can stop the mine’s expansion and protect the orangutans and their habitat before it’s too late.
The Tapanuli orangutan, which is the rarest great ape in the world, was first documented by scientists in 2017. It’s the first great ape to be recorded for a century and it only lives in the Batang Toru Forest in Indonesia.
Sadly, there are only 800 of the charismatic primates left.
Unfortunately for the newly identified and already endangered great ape, its forest home sits on top of a rich seam of gold – which is currently being mined by a British company.
Jardine Matheson has been run by the same British family, the Keswicks, since the Victorian era. It bought the Martabe gold mine in 2018 and has expanded it further into the habitat of the Tapanuli orangutan ever since.
So far, the Martabe mine has already destroyed at least 30 ha of Tapanuli orangutan forest habitat — an area of the Batang Toru forest equivalent to at least 42 football fields.
If we don’t act now, scientists warn that the entire Tapanuli orangutan population could be decimated in less than 10 years.
The survival of the Tapanuli orangutan truly is a test for humanity, but in reality it’s a simple one. All that Jardine Matheson needs to do is to halt any future expansion projects in Batang Toru and work with the International Union for Conservation of Nature on a plan to preserve the rarest great ape and its habitat.
When SumOfUs members come together, we achieve wonders. In May 2015, we got together to tell Jardine Matheson and its luxury hotel subsidiary Mandarin Oriental to save and protect the Sumatran Elephant, and it listened to all of us. Today, an even greater threat is looming over the last Tapanuli orangutans and we must ramp up the pressure on Jardine Matheson to do the right thing once again.
Thanks for all that you do,
Fatah and the team at SumOfUs
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It’s estimated that we have pollinators to thank for one in every three bites of food we eat, but they are increasingly threatened by the widespread use of toxic pesticides and disappearing at unprecedented rates. Not only is this bad news for us, it’s bad news for them and the other wild animals who depend on them, and for the environment. However, food retailers have an opportunity to change things by sourcing products from pollinator- and environmentally-friendly sources. Please join us in telling the retail grocery chain Kroger that you will shop elsewhere until it commits to improved ecological farming methods and stops selling products produced with pollinator-toxic pesticides.
While there are a number of factors contributing to bee and other pollinator declines, scientists have continued to point to the dangers posed by pesticides, such as chlorpyrifos and glyphosate, which are widely used in agriculture. At low doses, these pesticides can weaken them and make them more vulnerable to diseases, pests and other stressors, while higher levels are enough to kill them directly. Death by pesticide is a grisly, painful affair, with pollinators suffering from vomiting, wing paralysis, and uncoordinated movements.
The threat posed by pesticides is so grave, and so black and white, that even Walmart, the largest food retailer in the world, has implemented a major new policy with the aim of protecting pollinators. Walmart has announced that moving forwards, it will be sourcing “100%” of the fresh produce and flowers it sells from suppliers that adopt Integrated Pest Management (IPM) — an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to “pest” management that strives for the least possible hazard to animals and the environment — as verified by a third party. Moreover, it has committed to encouraging its suppliers to establish pollinator habitats on at least 3% of the land they own, and to work with local organizations to establish pollinator habitats in major pollinator migration corridors. Lastly, it is encouraging its suppliers to label pollinator-friendly plants with special tags to help their customers grow pollinator-promoting gardens. To date, this is the farthest-reaching commitment made by any U.S. food retailer to protect pollinators.
As the world’s largest supermarket chain, Kroger is a powerhouse of a store, with the ability rivalling Walmart to change things for the better for bees and other pollinators. While Kroger updated its pollinator policy in 2019, it doesn’t go nearly far enough, nor does it include any commitments to eliminate pesticides or help suppliers expand ecological farming methods that protect pollinators. Walmart has shown the way forward. It is time for Kroger to follow suit.
Join us in telling Kroger you’ll be shopping elsewhere until it commits publicly to a clear, time-bound policy that defends pollinators, by calling, posting on social media, and submitting our letter!
1. Please call Kroger to politely let the store know that Walmart shares your concern over pollinators, and that you’ll be shopping there until you hear that Kroger has also made a public commitment to improved ecological farming methods and to stop selling products produced with pollinator-toxic pesticides.
Call Kroger Customer Service
Press 8, then press 3
Some talking points you can mention:
2. Comment on Kroger’s social media accounts.
On Kroger’s Facebook page, please let the store know how impressed you are that Walmart cares so much about pollinators, and that you will be shopping there until Kroger commits publicly to protecting pollinators.
On Twitter, please send the following message to Kroger:
@Kroger #Walmart cares about #pollinators. Why not #Kroger? I will be shopping at Walmart until Kroger stops selling products produced with pollinator-toxic #pesticides. #SaveTheBees #InsectsAreAnimals #EcoFriendly #Extinction
3. Please fill out the form on this page (use link at top) to send our letter to Kroger telling the company that you care about pollinators, and won’t be shopping there again until it announces a new pollinator-friendly policy.