Day: July 14, 2021

Message from Greece

A clever cartoonist from Greece (Hatzopoulos) made a clever adaptation, borrowed from the song by “Pink Floyd”!
If there is someone who doesn’t know this song (which I strongly doubt) here’s the nice video (Mark sent it to me)

Many thanks to the friends from Greece who sent it to us

Best regards to all, Venus

USA: Please Support the ‘Farm System Reform Act’ With One Click.


Yesterday, Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey and Representative Ro Khanna of California reintroduced their landmark legislation, the Farm System Reform Act. This crucial bill would decrease the number of farmed animals kept in extreme confinement and subjected to brutal mutilations, as well as reduce the overuse of antibiotics in agriculture.

Animals raised on factory farms are among the most abused in the world. Yet, there are hardly any federal protections for them in the United States. Big corporations turn massive profits by cramming these animals into barren sheds and massive feedlots. As a result, billions of them suffer miserable lives, not to mention the environmental toll factory farming has on our planet.

We need your support to pass the Farm System Reform Act, which would create the first-ever nationwide ban on large factory farms, helping to end one of the greatest sources of cruelty to animals in the world.

In addition to reducing the number of animals raised in low-welfare factory farms, the Farm System Reform Act also calls for uplifting independent family farmers, protecting workers, rural communities and public health, and overhauling our broken food system.

We’ve made it incredibly easy to contact your members of Congress with just one click.

Please act now for farmed animals, the environment, and America’s family farmers. Urge lawmakers in Washington to support the Farm System Reform Act.

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Joe Loria
Meat Reduction Campaign Manager

Please Support – Thanks

Regards Mark

Hawaii: 700 goats on the lottery!!


The DLNR’s Division of Forestry and Wildlife announced today that goats will be trapped and removed from the park and that it will “distribute these animals to permitted members of the public.”

The Department of Land and Natural Resources will hold a lottery to distribute live goats to be removed from the Puʻuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park.

The park, on the west side of Hawaii island, is an important cultural and historical location that used to be a hub of political and religious activity, the department said.
The park is currently overrun by invasive goats, which will be removed to protect it.

To obtain live goats through the salvage project, held by DOFAW and Puʻuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, members of the public can apply for permits, which will be issued through a random lottery at the Kamuela DOFAW office on July 28.

The department will be distributing between 20 and 50 goats per permit and anticipates at least 700 goats to be removed from the park.

Permit applications will be free and available on the DOFAW website or at the Kamuela and Hilo DOFAW offices.
They must be received by the offices or postmarked by July 21 and can be delivered in person by appointment only.
Application instructions can be found online.

DOFAW will publish the results of the lottery online on the day after the drawing. The winners will be selected for 30-minute slots on the day of the distribution, during which they can enter the park to pick up the live goats.

Applicants must indicate how many animals they intend to receive, although cannot choose individual goats.
DOFAW said winners “will receive animals as they are sent down the chute.”

Lottery winners must have, at minimum, a 16-foot enclosed horse trailer equivalent to pick up the goats. Only one trailer is permitted per application, and trailers must be fully closed to ensure animals do not escape.
DOFAW may refuse to issue a permit if it deems a trailer to be insufficiently secure.

Puʻuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park will close on August 11 to distribute the goats.

And I mean…What yoyo runs this agency? How does they expect to round up these goats?
The last time goats were eradicated, the National Guard used helicopters and machine guns to clear the goats off .

Quote: “Feral goats (Caprahircus) were a significant threat to the native habitat and endangered biota unique to the Makua Military Reservation (MMR) on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.

The Oahu Army Natural Resource Programme (OANRP) was tasked with the removal of these animals.
OANRP staff then employed other techniques to complete the eradication, including Judas goats and aerial hunting.
When the last goat was eradicated in July 2004, a total of 1565 goats had been destroyed using a combination of techniques” (Quote end)

Can anyone from Hawaii help?

My best regards to all, Venus

Hunting dogs

It would be enough to look at their eyes to grasp SUFFERING and LONELINESS!
Like in a real farm, they are kept in series and linked in a chain!

Foto: Gabriella Dimastrodonato-Italia

A condition of perennial slavery that does not allow them to live life except in those few hours of hunting in which they will do everything to please their tormentor.

They will be trained in every abuse and deprivation because they are considered real objects to be disposed of without scruples …
And when they are no longer suitable for hunting, they will be mercilessly killed in the most disparate ways.

These are the hunters who love nature and the dogs they have!

And I mean…Even the pure-bred dog with pedigree bought for 500 – 600 euros is “disposed of” in the event of “failure” without great conscience.
The hounds are particularly hard hit.
The wild boar hunters in particular persistently hold on to the old wisdom that a “segugio” is born as a useful hunting dog.

If the young dog still does not show good disposition in the second winter, the risk of not being taken home again becomes very real for him.

Animal rights activists never tired of pointing out the grievances.

“The Italian hunter uses the hunting dog as an extension of his arm, but the able assistant is in no way rewarded for this work.

While the game bird hunter keeps an average of one or two four-legged friends (mostly Setter or Epagneul Breton), the wild boar hunter often owns up to 17 dogs, the majority of which are small mixed breeds, which are more or less fortuitously sent to the hunt, so that many of them die in the first few days of the season.

Many dogs are seriously or fatally injured during the three-month wild boar hunt.
But how could a dog that was chained for nine months or lived in some hole in its own excrement suddenly hunt well?
A dog that may be completely worried, thanks to the diet of dry bread and leftover food and the lack of exercise, was unable to develop muscles. “
(Source: cane in toscana)

Here in Germany it’s not much better either.
It is said that “the hunters are the Vatican of Germany”.
Hunting is a hobby for psychopaths everywhere, mostly practiced by the higher strata of society

A civilized, empathic person can hardly imagine that today’s society, in the 21st century, allows this wretched minority to do what they want in the forest.

My best regards to all, Venus