In January we read an ALF report about a salamander liberation at a UK pet breeder who was selling animals to vivisection laboratories and it peaked our interest.
By chance we stumbled upon an animal delivery at a local “Pets At Home”.
Sticky fingers helped us collect an invoice from the front of the delivery van whilst they were unloading into the store and we found the address of a breeder.
We did some research; the breeder we had found was the biggest “Pets At Home” supplier in the country, delivering all across England. Surprisingly, that was not the only thing we found.
Thanks to a handy list of historical ALF raids against vivisection we learnt that the breeder had already been visited by the ALF during the 80s and 90s, where they liberated hamsters, mice and rats.
It seems that the pet industry has a dirty little vivisection secret.
They are not supplying labs that need sterile environment animals, but pet breeders are obviously being used as a cheap resource for uni labs and experiments that do not require toxicology or pharmaceutical handling.
We raided their guinea pig breeding operation.
With the amount of pregnant females, we estimate the number of liberated animals to be 400+.
They will see nothing but freedom. They will not be a thing people can buy at a Pets at Home, or a test subject to be tortured and then discarded in the name of ‘experimentation’.
Now that we know what they are up to, they should expect us to target them relentlessly. We do not give up.
We want to send our solidarity to the beagles inside MBR Acres, to Camp Beagle and to Free the MBR Beagles campaign.
Turns out MBR has a side hustle in the pet industry too!
Together we can shut them down and they should fear the escalation that will come.
And I mean…A new footage is filmed at MBR Acres in Cambridgeshire – right here in the UK – a factory farm where mothers are kept and forced to spend their entire lives as puppy-producing machines, allegedly churning out a total of between 1,600 and 2,000 offspring for medical testing each year.
So this is what our taxpayers money is going towards?
Beagles in the lab at MBR Acres Ltd- Nothing so clearly testifies to the bigotry and wretchedness of our speciesist morality as such photos.
Many of these horrific tests involve repeatedly force-feeding or forcing dogs to inhale substances for weeks, months, or even more than a year to measure the effects of repeat exposure on the liver, kidneys, lungs, heart, and nervous system.
Anyone who knows and has studied the history of the “Third Reich” knows what makes animal experimenters tick. Their actions are 100% identical to the mass murderers of that time.
Then there are unscrupulous politicians as cooperation partners and financiers of the laboratory mafia and this criminal cartel will stay alive as long as we do nothing.
Many thanks to the ALF activists. We are grateful to you!
Animal rights activists occupied a pig farm in the St. Pölten district (Austria) on Tuesday.
Their allegation was that the pigs were kept in conditions that were cruel to animals. The official veterinarian has meanwhile started the examinations.
The farm is approved for 1,200 animals that are kept on fully slatted floors.
The activists climbed on the roof of the building in the morning and put up banners with “straw instead of concrete”.
Among other things, they called for mandatory straw litter, a ban on fully slatted floors and twice as much space for the animals.
The association against animal factories(VGT) locates “horrific conditions” based on interior shots. “The animals have large, bleeding wounds, bitten off ears and tails. In addition, everything is stuck with feces, the poor pigs completely filthy. With their bleeding wounds, the animals have to lie in the mud without being cared for, ”said the VGT.
The scenes show gaping open back wounds, bloody tail stumps, bitten ears, umbilical hernias, injured joints – and everywhere feces and dirt.
VGT chairman DDr.Martin Balluch: ” The fact that the animal health service has nothing to complain about in these conditions speaks volumes. Or didn’t they look closely?
How can it be normal that pigs are so injured and suffered by the housing conditions!
How can it be normal that these animals are totally defecated?
Why is nothing being done about it? On site it is required that the responsible official veterinarian carry out an inspection and talk to us about what these injuries to the pigs are all about.
Really nobody can accept such conditions. If that is normal for the fully slatted floor, then the fully slatted floor must be banned immediately! “
The AMA rejects the accusation that Agricultural market Austria tolerates this. The company was closed in the previous year after massive deviations from the specifications for the AMA quality seal program, it is said.
(A notice: The “AMA sealof approval” is an officially recognized quality mark. It provides reliable information about traceable origin, high quality and that it has been independently controlled).
District administration was informed
The police were there with two patrols, the situation was described by the officers as calm. The district administration was informed of the action, it said.
It will be decided in the next few days whether the owner will face any consequences. The animal rights activists are threatened with a property violation lawsuit (!!!)
Last update: The “association against animal factories”(VGT) presents video evidence: Farmer attacks animal rights activists and says that “it is good when such people are beaten”.
The occupation of the large fully slatted pig factory north of St. Pölten continues.
Before the police arrived, a farmer came, drove his car into the demonstrators at the entrance and attacked an animal rights activist, a woman!!
After being pacified by two activists, he suddenly attacked again for no apparent reason and hit one of the women on the head. VGT chairman Balluchon this:
“You couldn’t talk to this person. He was incredibly aggressive and threatening. Only the presence of the police let him keep his distance and finally he drove away again. We will file a complaint with the public prosecutor. “
The animal rights activists have our full support and appreciation for the crew.
The government has failed, the authorities have failed and, last but not least, a cowardly society is complicit in these crimes, which despite information and education from the very well organized animal rights scene, tolerates, shows itself indifferent and ultimately cooperates with an exploitative system.
PETA Asia’s latest investigation in China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Laos, and Sri Lanka reveals that live-animal markets, in which monkeys, bats, chickens, dogs, cats, and other animals are held in feces-encrusted cages and can be purchased for any purpose—including for their flesh or for the exotic-pet trade—are still operating around the world.
Many of these markets are keeping live animals who are known to be carriers of coronaviruses, flu viruses, and other pathogens transmissible to humans in filthy, cramped cages often stacked on top of each other.
Just last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledged the public health threat that live-animal markets pose and urged countries to suspend the sale of live wild mammals in food markets. This is progress, but it’s not enough. Join us in urging WHO to call for an immediate end to all live-animal markets.
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The World Has Changed, but Live-Animal Markets Haven’t
Conditions were nearly identical to those documented in two previous PETA Asia investigations into these markets. Sick and stressed animals of uncertain origin were packed closely together in stressful environments. Chickens, personable animals who enjoy socializing, didn’t even have enough space to spread their wings, and larger animals such as a macaque and a caracal cat, animals who roam far and wide in nature, had barely enough space to turn around in. Some cages had feces encrusted at the bottom, and stacking them up facilitated the spread of disease. Dead squirrels, civet cats, bats, birds, and rats were sold in open-air markets without any apparent hygiene protocols.
An investigator was told that customers could purchase the flesh of bats and monkeys purportedly for medicinal purposes.
Urge WHO to Call For the Immediate Closure of All Live-Animal Markets
After a solid year of appeals from PETA, undercover video recordings of live-animal markets, “blood”-soaked protests, and signatures gathered from more than 200,000 PETA supporters, WHO is finally urging countries to suspend the sale of live wild mammalian animals in food markets as an emergency measure, saying wild animals are a leading cause of emerging infectious diseases like COVID-19.
This is a step in the right direction but does nothing to stop animals like chickens, pigs, fish, and others from being sold, even though confining and killing them in filthy live-animal markets also contributes to the spread of disease.
You can also help prevent the next global pandemic by dumping meat, eggs, and dairy. The only truly sustainable and ethical way to live is vegan.
Use the following link to Urge WHO to Call For the Immediate Closure of All Live-Animal Markets
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