Day: August 8, 2021

England: ‘Jess’ The Labrador Is Rescued By The Local Mountain Rescue Team After Becoming Unwell. Same For Humans And Animals – And Why Not !

Is it something in UK water that makes them do this ?

No, they are just people who want to help and save lives; be it human or Animal.

Well dome Edale MRT. 

(Picture: @edalemrt) Incident 94 5/8/2021 Fox Hagg, Rivelin A call from @syptweet to Jess the Labrador who had become unwell and was unable to continue her walk. We were more than happy to assist and a posse of team members were soon on their way assist.
Jess was given assistance when she felt poorly after her walker was unable to carry her back to the car (Picture: @edalemrt)

From the ‘Metro’, London.

A Labrador stranded in the Peak District has been brought to safety by ‘heroic’ emergency mountain rescue workers.

The 11-year-old dog, named Jess, became unwell during a visit to Fox Hagg Nature Reserve, in the Rivelin Valley of Sheffield.

The difficult terrain meant walker Amyleigh Watts was unable to carry Jess back to the road.

But they made it thanks to the help of Edale Mountain Rescue Team (MRT), called out via South Yorkshire Police around 1.14pm on Thursday.

The kind-hearted crew wrapped the brown Labrador in blankets and carried her back to the car park.

Edale MRT shared the incident on Facebook, saying: ‘A call from South Yorkshire Police to the Fox Hagg area above Rivelin Reservoir.

(Picture: @edalemrt) Incident 94 5/8/2021 Fox Hagg, Rivelin A call from @syptweet to Jess the Labrador who had become unwell and was unable to continue her walk. We were more than happy to assist and a posse of team members were soon on their way assist.
Edale Mountain Rescue have been praised for their ‘incredible’ work (Picture: @edalemrt)

‘Jess the Labrador has become unwell and was unable to continue her walk.

‘Due to her location and weight, Jess’s walker was unable to carry her back to the road.

‘We were more than happy to assist and a posse of team members were soon on their way to meet up with Jess.

‘After some soothing words from the team’s wannabe Dr Dolittle, Jess was wrapped in a casualty bag and strapped onto a stretcher before being carried out back to the road.’

Ms Watts thanked the team for their assistance, describing their efforts as ‘heroic’.

She said: ‘(Jess) is absolutely fine now, and is having a well-deserved rest on her electric blanket.

‘I’m still recovering, however. You are all heroes, thanks so so so so so much.’

Jess’s owner, Jen, posted on Facebook: ‘Thank you so much Edale Mountain Rescue Team for helping Amyleigh Watts.

‘Jess is my little girl and she is getting old now. She just likes to keep us on our toes.’

Other Facebook users praised the crew for their ‘incredible’ and ‘amazing’ work.

(Picture: @edalemrt) Incident 94 5/8/2021 Fox Hagg, Rivelin A call from @syptweet to Jess the Labrador who had become unwell and was unable to continue her walk. We were more than happy to assist and a posse of team members were soon on their way assist.

The Edale Mountain Rescue Team have been hailed as ‘heroes’ by Jess’ walker, Amyleigh Watts (Picture: @edalemrt)

One said: ‘I always worry about being in a similar situation with my dog one day. Well done all.’

Edale MRT operates in the Peak District National Park covering Derbyshire and South Yorkshire.

The charity dealt with more than 150 incidents in 2020, its busiest year since it held its first training exercise in 1956, with team members on call round the clock 365 days a year.

Peak District: Stranded dog stretchered to safety by ‘hero’ rescuers | Metro News

That’s what I love about being British;

all sentient beings (human or animal) with feelings sometimes requiring assistance.

Regards Mark

Austria: Mickey and Jackie, the pigs from the animal factory freed again!

Update: Mickey and Jackie, whom the police evacuated and whom the owner of the pig factory absolutely did not want to sell, are now safe after all!

We reported about it:

As a reminder: First, last Thursday, they were freed from the largest pig fattening area in Burgenland (Austria) by strangers and taken over by animal rights activists who built them an outdoor enclosure.

People and pigs were together for 12 hours, the siblings were called Mickey and Jackie.

After the older managing director of the company had given the pigs to the Association against animal factories (VGT) and the latter wanted to have them picked up, the younger managing director apparently thwarted his plans at the urging of the Chamber of Agriculture.

Even a price of 3,000 euros could not soften him, instead he had the police forcefully evacuate the animal rights activists who had rallied around the pigs.
Then Mickey and Jackie were loaded up and taken to the slaughterhouse.
Goodbye, thought so many people who had suffered with the pigs.

But now the VGT has received very good news: the two pigs were again freed by strangers on Friday morning.

The two pigs Mickey and Jackie were simply left in the animal transport trailer overnight by the operator of the pig factory and had to wait for their death in a hall.

Photos show that they apparently stayed overnight in the tractor’s transport trailer, which was parked in a hall.
There he was found by strangers who took the two pigs away and brought them to safety.

Rescued again: Mickey and Jackie are now in an unknown location, safe from the authorities and the cells of the pig industry.

This is probably unique in the history of animal rights activism in Austria: two pigs that have been freed twice from the clutches of the animal industry.

The Chamber of Agriculture and the operator of the pig factory are now empty-handed. The Association against animal factories (VGT) has nothing to do with either exemption, the photos were only leaked to it.

The VGT is a media company and therefore does not have to name the sources from where it gets its information. On the other hand, the VGT is the legal owner of the two pigs, since they were given to him.

The pigs are now in an unknown location.

And I mean…VGT chairman Martin Balluch is overjoyed: “Many thanks to the people who brought about this rescue. They are the real heroes of this story”!
Yes! Respect and thanks to the activists, we are also overjoyed!
We come back to the times of the ALF’s liberation actions.

Of course, the liberation of Mickey and Jackie is a symbol of the misery of all other captured pigs.
And a warning to the meat industry and its lobbyists: we are here and we are fighting with system and determination against the exploitation and slavery of animals.

My best regards to all, Venus

The end of bird trapping in France?

Committee against Bird Murder e.V.-Report

Just a few months ago, the French Supreme Court banned the use of liming rods, which were still allowed in Provence despite the ban by the EU bird protection directive.

In June the court upheld the verdict in the second instance – catching birds with limesticks is finally over.
Now the same court has followed up and has made a truly unbelievable decision: the judges have classified all bird trapping permits in the country as non-EU-compliant and banned them.

This applies to the brutal stone crush traps in the Massif Central as well as the horsehair snares in the Ardennes, as well as the nets for lapwing in the Champagne and skylark in the Bay of Biscay.

For all of these fishing methods, which have been banned throughout the EU for decades, France had issued generous exemptions.

Now these “old hunting traditions” are facing their final end.

It is still too early to celebrate, however, because it remains to be seen how the government in Paris will deal with the ruling by the Supreme Court.
It is now up to President Macron whether he finally takes migratory bird protection seriously or kneels in front of the hunting lobby.

So far, bird trapping permits have always been renewed in early autumn. So the next few weeks will be crucial.

Time enough to put the champagne in the cold!

And I mean…French President Macron is seen as a proponent of hunting.
1.1 million hunters are registered in France. Just for comparison: The German Hunting Association currently has 383,828 hunting licenses.

Macron’s bows to the hunters are sometimes tangible, sometimes symbolic.
For example, he halved the price of the hunting license from 400 to 200 euros.

But Emmanuel Macron’s throne is wobbling at the moment.
The “yellow vest” movement, the massive protests in the country with 200,000 protesters against Green Pass are not good indicators for his re-election.
Therefore Macron should not think about the hunters at all, but about the majority of the population of France who are against hunting, and thus he has to protect the people’s desire for animal welfare and not serve a specific clientele or lobby.

My best regards to all, Venus