Day: August 3, 2021

Philippines: A 9 year old boy opened his own animal shelter

A 9 year old boy spent his pocket money on stray dogs and then opened his own animal shelter

The father was happy about his little son’s deed

Ken Amante is a minor citizen of the Philippines.
The boy has already set himself apart from his peers and deserves special respect.
Ken loves animals all his life.
And as soon as his parents gave him pocket money, he bought food for stray dogs.
Ken spent all of his money on it every day.

One of those days, his father decided to find out what his son was spending his money on. He was surprised by what he had learned because his young child bought food for stray dogs and fed them.

The animals had serious problems due to exhaustion, all their fur fell out and they had many wounds on their bodies.
Ken fed the dog and her little pups.
The boy even gave nicknames to his new friends: Belysh, Kashtan and Chernysh.

Although the dogs were happy to accept the food, they were afraid of approaching the boy.

The father was happy about his little son’s deed. The man took several photos and posted them on the Internet.

Photos immediately became popular, and many who did not remain indifferent began to offer him help, and there were many such people from all over the world.

With her help, Ken was able to fulfill his dream. And when he was nine years old, he founded his own animal shelter.
He named it “Happy Animals Club”.

The shelter started operating in 2014 and became the first in the Davao area.
Now the shelter is still working, and all thanks to the support of interested and caring people.

Ken’s parents are responsible for the organizational work.

They rented a plot of land independently, and also bought everything necessary for their full-fledged work.

Ken asked his parents to buy only high quality, healthy food for their dogs. At first the shelter was only intended for dogs, but now there are other animals.

The first to come to the shelter were the three dogs that Ken fed. And thanks to the veterinarian, they got rid of their health

problems. And shortly thereafter, Ken found a family for them!

The shelter has already rescued around a hundred animals and given them new homes and caring owners.*

*all photos by

And I mean…Respect and admiration for the little boy.
The earlier one learns love and compassion for the other animals, the more useful it becomes to our society

My best regards to all, Venus

Scientists create embryos to save northern white rhino.

Fatu, right, and her mother Najin are the only two remaining northern white rhinos
Fatu, right, and her mother Najin are the only two remaining northern white rhinos

Scientists create embryos to save northern white rhino

Scientists working to bring back the functionally extinct northern white rhino announced they had successfully created three additional embryos of the subspecies, bringing the total to 12.

One of world’s two remaining live specimens—female Fatu who lives with her mother Najin on Kenya’s 90,000-acre Ol Pejeta wildlife conservancy—provided the eggs for the project, while the sperm used was from two different deceased males.

Scientific consortium Biorescue described in a press release late Thursday how the eggs were collected from Fatu in early July before being airlifted to a lab in Italy for fertilisation, development and preservation.

Neither Fatu nor Najin is capable of carrying a calf to term, so surrogate mothers for the embryos will be selected from a population of southern white rhinos.

Ol Pejeta director Richard Vigne told AFP on Friday that he believed in the project’s chances of success, while emphasising the high stakes.

“No one is going to pretend that this is going to be easy,” he said.

“We are doing things which are cutting-edge from a scientific perspective and we a dealing with genetics, with the two last northen white rhinos left on the planet,” said Vigne.

“There are many, many things that could go wrong,” he said. “I think everybody understand the challenges that remain.”

Since 2019 Biorescue has collected 80 eggs from Najin and Fatu, but the 12 viable embryos all hail from the younger rhino.

The project is a multi-national effort with scientists from the German Leibniz Institute backing the Kenya Wildlife Service and Ol Pejeta, and the Italian Avantea laboratory providing fertilisation support.

Kenyan Tourism Minister Najib Balala welcomed the news.

“It is very encouraging to note that the project has continued to make good progress in its ambitious attempts to save an iconic species from extinction,” he said in the press release.

Rhinoceroses have very few natural predators but their numbers have been decimated by poaching since the 1970s.

Modern rhinos have roamed the planet for 26 million years and it is estimated that more than a million still lived in the wild in the middle of the 19th century.

Scientists create embryos to save northern white rhino (

Regards Mark

Why some vegans have a problem with palm oil

Palm oil is found in many products. Although it is vegan as an ingredient, it is not obtained in an animal-friendly manner

In products such as spreads and vegan sausages, palm oil ensures a firm consistency and prevents other liquid fats from settling. In addition, palm oil is cheap because the cultivation is efficient because the oil palm has a very high yield.

The problem starts with the fact that oil palms grow in jungle areas and rainforest is cleared for the plantations, mostly illegal.
In this way, the last remaining habitats for orangutans are also being destroyed.

After a few years, palm oil yields decline.
Old areas are being given up and more rainforest is being cleared for new areas.
Child labor is also a problem in the extraction of palm oil. This is why some people avoid products that contain palm oil.

Since December 2014, according to the EU Food Information Regulation, the origin of the fats has to appear on products instead of “vegetable oils or fat”.
A boycott of the products is possible, but difficult.
In addition to food, palm oil is also found in cosmetics, cleaning agents, candles, paints, varnishes and agrofuels.

Seals have so far been of little help in making a decision.

The RSPO-certified palm oil, for example, has minimum standards such as no deforestation of primary forests and forests that are particularly worth preserving, the core labor standards and payment according to minimum standards.
However, implementation is only mandatory and there is no independent control body.

Other seals only identify a tiny fraction of palm oil.

If you want to do something about the deforestation of the rainforest for palm oil, you can write to food manufacturers and ask them to switch to other oils. But you can also do a lot yourself.

Try our chocolate and nut cream. And we also have a few vegan snacks that don’t contain palm oil.

And I mean…The production of palm oil is a destructive and violent business.

It’s the fault of mogul companies like OOPC, for example, that forests are disappearing at breakneck speed.

Malaysia: palm oil production

Palm oil is omnipresent in our lives – it is in our food, in cosmetics, in cleaning products and in the car tank.

44% of the world’s palm oil harvest is used as an additive for biodiesel. The rest for food, livestock feed, cosmetic products, detergents, care products and cleaning agents. The majority of products on supermarket shelves contain palm oil.

It brings huge profits to large corporations and robs small farmers of land and livelihoods. Displacements, clearing of the rainforest and extinction of species are consequences of our palm oil consumption.

At 66 million tons per year, palm oil is the most commonly produced vegetable oil.

The palm oil plantations worldwide now extend to more than 27 million hectares of land.

On an area the size of New Zealand, the rainforests, people and animals have already had to give way to the “green deserts”.

Only 70,000 orangutans are still roaming the forests of Southeast Asia.

About 54,000 animals live in the wild in Borneo and are highly endangered, in Sumatra there are 14,000 animals.

They are burned, displaced or starved in search of food as a result of the destruction of the rainforest.

Mother animals are killed by criminals, the young animals are sold and enslaved. In five to ten years, as a result of this horrific business, none of the three orangutan species could exist anymore; their habitat could have disappeared by then.

The great apes today are restricted to Borneo and Sumatra.

We can still do something about it in everyday life:

Check the ingredients carefully and strictly: Buy organic products and products with local oils (e.g. sunflower or rapeseed oil). Substances such as palmitates, glyceryl or vegetable oil can be indications of palm oil, which should be avoided.

Write to companies: The more people tell companies that they are not satisfied with or disagree with a product that has palm oil, the greater the pressure on the company.

Public pressure and increased awareness of the problem have already led some producers to stop using palm oil.

About this video:
The British supermarket chain Iceland planned to run a heartbreaking commercial on television in 2018.
Branded products such as chocolate or shampoos that contain palm oil should disappear completely from the shelves.
Iceland wanted to advertise this with a moving video.
But that was not allowed as a TV commercial.

The video spread rapidly on the Internet, more than 13 million Facebook users saw it: You can see a small orangutan turning a child’s room upside down. The girl who lives there has to watch the little monkey knock down plants, chocolate and shampoo.
She calls the monkey Rang-Tan.

He tells his story in the video: His rainforest was destroyed for the cultivation of palm oil.

My best regards to all, Venus