Day: July 5, 2021

India: 5/7/21 – Latest From Our Great Friends At ‘Animal Aid Unlimited’.

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Every new patient arriving in Animal Aid needs a little time to take in the new smells, sounds and looks of the other animals and the people caring for them. But within a few short days, most have bonded with one special “other”–a new best friend with whom they feel more confident and secure. Every species has their own way of chatting with each other–a word here, a nudge there, the extension of a playful paw.

Rana was terrified and bleeding, but now he’s doing great!

Rana was overcome with fear after being hit by a car. His lower canine tooth was dislodged and bled profusely and he couldn’t stand. Although he had no broken bones, it took several days before he had the strength to stand on his own.

His broken tooth needed to be removed surgically. When he woke up after surgery, Rana was so upset that he wouldn’t eat until he was cuddled and reassured.

We neutered Rana as soon as he was strong enough, and now he’s as good as new. If courage is measured by overcoming fear, Rana proved to be a very brave little boy.

Some little heroes need extra love in order to heal. Please donate today.

Sweetheart Rollie rescued with a horrific wound

A vehicle must have slammed into this beautiful bull at high speed causing a large and painful wound.Several passing motorists called us immediately after it happened, and we rushed to the site to find one of the most gentle beings we have ever met.

From Rollie’s first wound dressing until now, fully healed, he did everything he could to make his difficult medical treatments as easy as possible. And when he healed, Rollie surprised us all by becoming a father figure to the babies.

Innocence comes in all packages. Please donate today.

Sponsor Honey, the sweetest girl in town!

We rescued Honey in 2017 after someone had thrown acid on her back. She had suffered 3rd degree burns over a large part of her back.

This loveable, bright, infinitely charming honey of a girl was so severely burned that we weren’t sure we could save her. It took months for the wound to heal; in fact there is a little portion of her scar that never fully closes which is why we have given her a forever home in Animal Aid.

Honey is playful and truly one of those brilliant dogs who misses nothing, learns in a flash, knows so many concepts and navigates with wit and unstoppable sweetness through currents of ever-changing people and animals.

Click here to sponsor Honey:

Honey | Animal Aid Unlimited

Cub is all better now, rescued after animal attack.

Beautiful puppy Cub lay unconscious after being attacked by an animal.

Worried neighbors stayed by Cub’s side while waiting for our ambulance to arrive. Completely collapsed, this puppy was close to death. We immediately started him on fluids, pain control and antibiotics, allowed him to rest and thoroughly cleaned and bandaged his wounds. At first, he was too weak and exhausted to interact with his caregivers. But when he started to recover from shock, his little tail-wag told us we had reason to hope he could survive.

Be the reason a tail wags! Please donate today.

Celebrate the lives of Annie and Chintu with us.

On Sunday, Animal Aid lost two of our precious family members. Our hearts are heavy in saying goodbye to beloved Annie and Chintu, whose completely unexpected departures on the very same day left us all deeply shocked and sad. Annie’s memorial service was held in the morning and Chintu’s in the afternoon. We took great comfort in the shared sadness between all of our AA team, and each needed extra hugs from the many thriving animals in our midst.

Annie was born by C-section in 2011 after her mother was hit by a car and her pelvis broken. Her mother died in surgery; Annie was the only surviving puppy and we nursed with syringe feeds every 2 hours as she grew and could eat on her own. During the decade to follow Annie was always on the job as a mighty alpha girl who adored attention and ruled her area-mates with an iron paw. You had the feeling that if she trusted you, she would have been a dog who would sacrifice her life to defend you. Annie died suddenly and unexpectedly after falling into a coma in the morning, without any prior signs of illness. Her absence will forever echo through the hospital.

Chintu–well, now, Chintu was a different kind of hero. Partially paralysed from the neck down after surviving canine distemper as a puppy 6 years ago, Chintu’s astounding sparkle shined so brightly that even though he had major mobility issues, he convinced us that he would “manage” and boy, did he ever. A charmer of the highest order, one simply could not pass through Chintu’s area without being stopped by his insistent eyes and delightfully big ears, always laying flat in an attitude of utter gratitude–grateful for the day; grateful to be caressed; grateful for your love. Chintu became extremely ill with an acute systemic infection. We did everything we could to save him, including giving him the strongest antibiotics we could, oxygen, hydration drips and love, but his little body gave up Sunday. We will never stop missing him.

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Regards Mark

London – Global Fur Ban: Natalie Emmanuel And Dame Judi Dench Join Stella McCartney’s Calls.

Global Fur Ban: Natalie Emmanuel And Dame Judi Dench Join Stella McCartney’s Calls

The luxury designer is calling for more people to sign the global fur ban petition – and enlisted the help of the celebs to help spread the word on social media

A host of celebrities are joining sustainable designer Stella McCartney on a campaign calling for a global end to the fur trade.

They include Sir Paul McCartney, Dame Judi Dench, Natalie Emmanuel, and Leona Lewis – among others. Moreover, it’s in partnership with Humane Society International (HSI).

Global fur ban

The luxury fashion designer – that has always been fur-free – enlisted the help of the celebrities to help direct more people to HSI’s petition that calls for a final end to the ‘cruel’ practice.

It involved a video of Dame Judi Dench posted on Instagram. In it, she pleads: “Every year, 100 million animals are bred and killed for their fur to supply to the fashion industry.

“I’m Judi Dench and I’ve long been an advocate of animal rights. Please will you join Stella McCartney and me and sign a petition? Don’t let them use fur. Please join us.”

Game of Thrones star Natalie Emmanuel added: “Our time has come. Animals are our equals. Animals are friends, not fashion.”

Additionally, in another video, Stella called on people to sign the petition in a cameo with her rock legend father, Sir Paul McCartney.

Stella McCartney campaign

The videos feature the celebrities sporting animal head costumes in collaboration with the designer’s most sustainable collection to date.As part of the Autumn 2021 collection, models wore the animal masks to show all creatures as equals. This was promoted in a mockumentary video narrated by David Walliams.

Moreover, it comes after Stella McCartney successfully staged protests in London’s Piccadilly Circus and Duomo di Milano in Italy.

Fur Trade

Whilst Stella McCartney claims to have already prevented 60,000 animal deaths by avoiding using animal fur, leather, or feathers: the industry remains very much alive.

Claire Bass is the Executive Director of the UK branch of Humane Society International.

In a statement sent to PBN, she said: “Stella McCartney’s new campaign and brand is everything the fur trade isn’t – fresh, innovative, sustainable and cruelty-free. 

“We’re thrilled to be working with her. And, to have the support of so many compassionate celebrities, to magnify the message that the age of fur fashion is dead. 

“As the UK government considers our call for a ban on the import and sale of fur from animals who have suffered overseas, this light-hearted campaign sheds light on a serious subject.”

You can sign the global fur ban petition here

Regards Mark

Global: July 6 – Is World Zoonoses Day

July 6 – World Zoonoses Day

A zoonosis is an infectious disease that has jumped from a non-human animal to humans. Zoonotic pathogens may be bacterial, viral or parasitic, or may involve unconventional agents and can spread to humans through direct contact or through food, water or the environment

https://www.cbd.int/article/world-zoonoses-day-2020

World Health Organisation:

A zoonosis is an infectious disease that has jumped from a non-human animal to humans. Zoonotic pathogens may be bacterial, viral or parasitic, or may involve unconventional agents and can spread to humans through direct contact or through food, water or the environment. They represent a major public health problem around the world due to our close relationship with animals in agriculture, as companions and in the natural environment. Zoonoses can also cause disruptions in the production and trade of animal products for food and other uses.

Zoonoses comprise a large percentage of all newly identified infectious diseases as well as many existing ones. Some diseases, such as HIV, begin as a zoonosis but later mutate into human-only strains. Other zoonoses can cause recurring disease outbreaks, such as Ebola virus disease and salmonellosis. Still others, such as the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, have the potential to cause global pandemics. 

https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/zoonoses

 

List of zoonotic diseases found in the UK – Defra:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/list-of-zoonotic-diseases/list-of-zoonotic-diseases

Regards Mark

USA: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is finally over!

The Ringling Brothers Circus was founded in the USA in 1884 as a family-run circus.
In 1909 the seven brothers bought another circus and the two companies eventually merged to form the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus was long considered the largest American circus.
Again and again, the company was in the public eye for cruelty to animals – among other things, a former elephant trainer disclosed grievances.
At the beginning of 2016, the circus company announced that it would discontinue elephant training from May of the same year.
In May 2017, the circus finally gave up operations completely.

Again and again animal cruelty in what is probably the most famous circus in the USA

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is probably the most famous in US circus history: For example, the Barnum & Bailey Circus served as a template for the musical film “The Greatest Showman”, in which the background is played down, however.
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus failed even to meet the US state minimum standards for the keeping and care of animals in the circus set out in the American Animal Welfare Act (AWA).

In November 2011, it was announced that the parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus had to pay a record $ 270,000 fine for a number of alleged animal welfare violations.

PETA USA has been denouncing the grievances at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey for over 30 years and has also released video recordings showing elephants being beaten by circus employees.
The list of the sometimes serious grievances is long, the circus has repeatedly violated the American animal welfare law, and deaths and outbreaks of animals for which the US circus company was responsible were not uncommon.

Animal suffering at Ringling: animal trainer reports of diseases and cruelty to animals

Recordings from 2009 show how circus trainers from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey force baby elephants to do tricks – and not through rewards, as is usually claimed: For example, very young baby elephants with elephant hooks were forced to climb onto a pedestal while they were on Ropes were tied down – in some cases electricity was even used.

If no dressage took place, some of the animal children were forced to spend around 23 hours chained on a bare concrete floor.

In the US circus even elephants weighing around 4,000 kilograms were made to sit down or even do a headstand.
In order for the elephants to perform these “feats” on command, trainers break the will of these animals when they are still vulnerable young animals that should actually be with their mother.

Former elephant trainer Sam Haddock, who repeatedly worked for the company between 1997 and 2005, made serious allegations against the circus.
He himself trained baby elephants for the circus and later regretted this decision badly.
The elephant keeper provided the unpublished images to PETA USA to educate the public about the suffering of the animals and to help the elephants.

Continue reading “USA: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is finally over!”

London promotes veganism!

Foto: Lesley Denman

Veganism goes just a little further:
As soon as this something is recognized as someone, it must also get its rights, which we have robbed it.

We fight for animal rights and are optimistic that we can soon damage or weaken this system of exploitation

My best regards to all, Venus

EU Commission: circulate economy with slaughterhouse waste

Animal meal: EU Environment Committee votes in favor of feeding animal protein
20 years after the BSE crisis, the EU Commission wants to allow animal protein for feeding to pigs and poultry again.
The Environment Committee of the EU Parliament is now behind it.

Tiermehl

The Environment Committee of the European Parliament voted with a narrow majority of 39 to 35 in favor of feeding animal by-products.
As part of its “Farm to Fork” strategy, the European Commission had proposed to allow animal by-products from pigs to be fed to poultry. Animal by-products from poultry should also be able to be fed to pigs.

the Ravioli Scandal -1978

In addition, the EU wants to allow the feeding of insect meal.

The Greens and the Left had raised an objection to the Commission proposal. Social democrats and right-wing nationalists supported this.

The ÖVP (Austrian People’s Party)MEP Alexander Bernhuber spoke of an important milestone in the feeding of farm animals after the committee vote.
“The use of processed animal protein from pigs in poultry feed and poultry in feeding pigs is an economically sensible measure to increase productivity in food production. The corresponding adaptation of the legal framework must be based on the state of the art, and I therefore support that Project of the EU Commission “, quoted the press service aiz.info

The politician recalled the BSE crisis 20 years ago, triggered by the incorrect use of animal meal. With a strict ban in all areas, politicians quickly made the right decisions. “But now we have come to a point where we have to think about a meaningful use again,” explains Bernhuber.

The planned new approval of processed insect proteins plays an elementary role here.
“In the future, insect proteins can be important sources of energy in animal nutrition. It was now right to set an example, although any approvals must undoubtedly be accompanied by positive scientific safety assessments,” says the MEP and calls for sufficient funds for research and development in this area also on the part of the EU.

The opposition of the Greens and Left caused trouble. They are accused of a number of shortcomings:
“The greens and left are ignoring the scientific assessment of the European agency EFSA. They use wrong definitions and come to absurd conclusions, ” said a member of the Environment Committee.

Feeding animal proteins will be in line with the Green Deal.
PAP (processed animal protein), which is left over from the slaughter of animals, is burned or exported to other EU countries. Soy is imported from overseas to meet the protein needs of pigs and poultry.

“While the valuable animal proteins are being exported, we import tons of soy. That cannot be in the sense of a sustainable circular economy, so the Environment Committee.

The Environment Committee does not consider the argument that the cattle feed could be contaminated and thus lead to a renewed outbreak of BSE to be valid. “We only allow pigs to be fed to poultry and poultry to pigs. But BSE is a pure ruminant disease ”!

The European food safety authority (EFSA) also sees no risk to human or animal health in the event of a re-authorization.

https://www.topagrar.com/schwein/news/tiermehl-eu-umweltausschuss-votet-fuer-verfuetterung-von-tierischem-eiweiss-12598222.html

And I mean…They breed chickens to be fed to pigs and they breed pigs to be fed to chickens – and all so that we, the human animals, eat them in the end.

Of course, the European food safety authority sees no risk for a new pandemic in this shitty concept.

And above all, none of these highly paid “experts” comes up with the idea of getting out of factory farming and preferring to advertise a diet without animals and their products

Schlachtabfälle

Apparently the Commission thinks it is more nutritious that meat eaters not only eat corpses, but corpses that have been fed corpse powder!

My best regards to all, Venus

Australia: PETA Sends Meat-Themed Crossword to Scott Morrison and Barnaby Joyce – But, Do They Understand ???

WAV Comment – we have taken liberty and snatched a few images from our archives (from Animals Australia etc) just to add what this is about. We still dont think that they have the capacity to understand what this whole issue is about.

We will leave it to our Patron, Philip Woolen to make it clear:

14/6/21 – Mr Philip Wollen Becomes The First WAV Patron; We Are (More Than) Delighted, and Welcome Him To The Group. – World Animals Voice

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PETA Sends Meat-Themed Crossword to Scott Morrison and Barnaby Joyce

Amid increased discussion about ways to mitigate farmed animal-generated methane – a greenhouse gas that’s up to 30 times more potent than carbon – PETA has sent a unique meat-themed crossword puzzle to Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, among others, urging them to “get a clue” when it comes to the problems with meat.

The puzzle’s clues include, “A small, native marsupial facing extinction, largely because of land clearing for meat production” (koala) and “A slab of muscle, cut from the corpse of an animal who wanted to live” (steak).

In an accompanying letter, we warn leaders of placing all their focus on changing cows’ diets and digestive systems, saying, “No matter what ‘solution’ is latched onto next, be it tinkering with cows’ feed or their microbiomes, it’s always only going to be part of the puzzle.”

As scientists warn that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases must fall by between 25% and 50% to limit global warming to below 2°C, it’s little wonder that animal agriculture and governments are scrambling to try anything – from seaweed to vaccines – to limit the sector’s methane output.

However, we can’t help but notice that by zeroing in on this one problem with meat – when there are so many others – Australia is overlooking the simplest solution: making the transition to a kinder, greener vegan future.

Click the link below for the solutions to the crossword.

Can Morrison and Joyce work it out, or do they need to be given the answers ?

Solution_Final.pdf (peta.org.au)

Regards Mark