Day: August 9, 2021

Germany-Thuringia: Free sausage for those who want to be vaccinated!

Thuringia: Yes! more people came to the grill-sausage campaign to vaccinate than usual. Unbelievable!!

A free grill-sausage as an effective vaccination incentive?

On Facebook it is claimed that in Thuringia such an action increased the number of people willing to be vaccinated from 140 to 250. That’s right! more people came than on average on other days.

In Sonneberg, Thuringia, an average of 140 people were vaccinated every day. On the first day when there were free sausages as a vaccination incentive, the number rose to 250.

“Grill-sauge ensures a rush of vaccinations in Thuringia.
Instead of 140, suddenly 250 people were vaccinated because there was a “bratwurst” for free. “

This statement has been spread on Facebook since the beginning of August, along with a picture of people at a bratwurst stand and shared almost 1,000 times. The user shares his horror:

“My belief in humanity is forever destroyed”.

And I mean…What was not in the conversation to get people to vaccinate: bonuses, money, vouchers…. A real bid competition started.
But then it became clear in Thuringia that it didn’t need to think too much.
As a lure, the grill sausage drew the best card: fresh from the grill directly after vaccination!!

And the number of customers doubles immediately.

The action will continue on Friday. The vaccine is administered by Biontech / Pfizer.
According to the city, there are 70 registrations for this.
The grill is also restarted.

Not even the pharmaceutical industry came up with the deal: grilled sausage against corona vaccination.
The city of Thuringia should demand a commission from Biontech / Pfizer

My best regards to all, Venus

Good news from Thailand: the Sriracha Tiger Zoo is closing its doors!

Report: Organisation “Gemeinsam für die Tiere”


The Sriracha Tiger Zoo is a world famous tourist attraction in Thailand, near Pattaya.
Not only the eponymous tigers, but also elephants, crocodiles and camels, for example, are held there, a total of around 5,000 animals.

Often the zoo was caught in the crossfire between animal rights activists and the judiciary because of animal cruelty and catastrophic conditions.

Now finally after 24 years this questionable attraction has to close its doors because the visitors are missing because of the pandemic.

We reported about it:

After months of unsuccessful attempts, the zoo was no longer able to keep operations going.

The “Pattaya Mail” announced this to the public on July 15, 2021.
The zoo, founded in 1997 by a former pig and crocodile breeder, was visited by around 1.5 million tourists a year, mainly.

Chinese, Russians, Indians, Vietnamese and Indonesians, relatively few Europeans.
Since the outbreak of the corona pandemic, the zoo management has tried to keep the zoo alive by selling “street food”, which in Asia often does not meet adequate hygiene standards, and sometimes free entry, which now completely failed.
One less prison where innocent animals are locked up.

In 2004 the “Animal Welfare Institute” discovered that animals from the zoo were abused as circus animals and subjected to tough and brutal training.
This concerned tigers and elephants.

In 2016, a British animal rights organization managed to bring further abuses to the public.
The tigers were, or still are, in a grave condition.

After the birth of young tigers, it was customary in this zoo to separate the babies from their mothers after 2-3 weeks – much too early!

Now the animals are first relocated to a large area and given veterinary care.

We welcome the closure of this scandalous zoo.
Countless animals were held captive there, deprived of their freedom, and unfortunately not adequately and caringly cared for.
The only question is “what happens to the poor animals now?”

Here we hope that they do not end up as part of any mixture or powder of “Traditional Chinese Medicine”, as is unfortunately the case in parts of Asia.
Temporary accommodation in a reserve would be the most sensible solution.

Subsequently, it should be clarified whether and which animals could possibly be released safely into the wild.
We appeal to the Thai government to intervene here and to give the animals that have been through the “prison hell” a better future.



And I mean…Corona has shown very solidarity with the inmates in this case, and has contributed that stupid, extremely stupid visitors do what their lesser empathy and education could not do, namely no longer support this place of horror.

We can see from the video that a whole industry has grown up around the Sriracha Zoo; for the fun of the stupid visitors and for the torment of the animals that were brutally forced to do so.

If we haven’t got it for hundreds of years, we should finally get it NOW! that animals are not our slaves, are not clowns of entertainment, they have their right to live in peace on this planet as roommates.
Or should we just keep doing it because we used to do it this way? NO … we evolve.

Thank you Corona!
As soon as we have news about the further fate of the ex-prisoners of the Sriracha Zoo, we will share it with you immediately

My best regards to all, Venus

USA: How the Head of the N.R.A. and His Wife Secretly Shipped Their Elephant Trophies Home.

How the Head of the N.R.A. and His Wife Secretly Shipped Their Elephant Trophies Home

The couple had their names removed from the shipment, and placed an order for the animals’ feet to be turned into “stools,” an “umbrella stand,” and a “trash can.”

Read the full article at:

How the Head of the N.R.A. and His Wife Secretly Shipped Their Elephant Trophies Home | The New Yorker

Regards Mark

9/8/21: Elbeik Fire Update and Videos.

WAV Comment – 9/8/1 – from what we know, the Elbeik was on fire for around 24 hours.  Very fortunately, there were no animals on board.  Hopefully the vessel has now met its demise, considering it is around 54 years old. It should have been scrapped years ago, along with the animal transportation business it supports. Karma.

An infamous livestock carrier has met a fiery end off Spain. The Togo-flagged Elbeik caught fire off Tarragona port on Friday afternoon.

All crew were evacuated from the burning ship and many firefighters were deployed to help put the blaze out. After 24 hours the fire on the 54-year-old vessel was extinguished. It is thought the blaze started in a lifeboat and quickly spread with the vessel widely tipped to be a total loss. Fortunately, there were no animals onboard – the ship had been waiting to take on its next shipment of livestock.

The 1967-built ship made headlines last December when 1,800 cattle onboard had to be put down after a horrendously long journey.

Our past articles relating to the Elbeik can all be found via the following link


Regards Mark

Why Heathy Animals Lead To Healthy Consumers In Europe.

WAV Comment – we are reproducing an article from Euronews, which deals with animal husbandry and consumer acceptance within the EU.

Why Heathy Animals Lead To Healthy Consumers In Europe

Dr Sabine Schüller, Executive Director of the German Animal Health Industry Association, Bonn, gives us her take on the importance of animal health in Europe.

The treatment of farm animals has become so important to European consumers that in countries like Germany, more than 80 per cent want a state label to guarantee their meat, milk and eggs has come from livestock kept in the best conditions.

Discussions about how best to meet consumer demand for animal welfare standards beyond the existing private sector programme remain ongoing, but where Germany leads, the rest of the EU could follow. Member States are already discussing animal welfare, and looking at Germany’s programme as the model.

Yet the public does not always realise the full extent to which animal health is a prerequisite for animal welfare.

For example, a recent survey found that almost two-thirds of consumers across Europe were concerned about residues from veterinary medicines getting into their food, despite 99 per cent compliance with strict safety levels set by the European Food Safety Authority.

The truth is, there is no animal welfare without good animal health, and this means understanding – and investing in – the crucial role of animal medicines.

The role of animal medicine

National and EU authorities must support welfare standards by reinforcing measures to maintain high standards of animal health as a solid basis for animal wellbeing, while also promoting greater awareness of the importance of animal health among consumers.

Firstly, governments must secure more support at an EU level for research and development into animal health, including vaccination, to tackle new and emerging threats, and build confidence in animal health and welfare.

Vaccine development has been a fundamental success story in preventing and controlling infectious disease in farm animals, including, for example, the suppression of the Schmallenberg virus after it first emerged in cattle and sheep in 2011 by breaking the cycle of transmission right after the first onset.

Alongside a fast-track vaccine development and approval process, preparedness by all levels involved for a swift response in case of an outbreak is indispensable.

However, more research is clearly needed, as demonstrated by recent outbreaks in Europe of African Swine Fever (ASF) in wild boar and domestic pigs. For instance, after identifying its first case in 2014, Poland witnessed outbreaks of ASF on more than 340 farms, with 2020 a record year for the incidence of the disease. Without a vaccine, this painful illness can have devastating impacts on animal welfare and even lead to culling to prevent the spread of disease.

Secondly, it is equally important to raise awareness among consumers that animal welfare is not only about husbandry or production systems, but is also about wider access to and availability of vaccinations and other vital medicines for animals.

More than 60 per cent of European consumers surveyed recognised that medicines positively impact animal welfare.

More than 60 per cent of European consumers surveyed recognised that medicines positively impact animal welfare, but this figure needs to be increased and extended to all animal health tools, from vaccination and nutrition to hygiene and biosecurity measures as well as early detection and diagnosis, all of which contribute to better animal welfare.

Healthy animals lead to healthy humans

Vaccines are especially efficient in protecting animal health and welfare, and reducing the need for treatment with medicines. These tools not only prevent disease in animals, sparing livestock from distress and suffering, but they also prevent the spread of diseases to people.

This is precisely why Europe has not seen a major zoonotic disease emerge from livestock since Q Fever in 2010.

Finally, we must also build confidence among consumers that animal medicines, and especially antibiotics, are only used in livestock when deemed necessary by a veterinarian.

Antibiotics have been banned as growth promoters in animal feed in the EU since 2006, yet concerns about their improper use persist among many consumers. Ensuring a greater awareness of the existing safety protocols in place for animal medicines would help address these misconceptions and reassure consumers about current efforts to protect animal wellbeing.

For all its evocative associations, animal welfare is not just an emotional or psychological state of being; it is predicated on the physical wellbeing of an animal.

Improving animal health not only brings the benefit of higher standards of animal welfare, but it also greatly benefits us as consumers, making our entire food systems healthier and more sustainable from farm to fork.

Why healthy animals lead to healthy consumers in Europe | Euronews

UK: Petition For UK Residents Only. Tell The Government To End The Cage Age For British Animals.

Now the UK has left the EU though Brexit, it can make its own legislation on all issues. 

The EU intends to stop caged animal farming by 2027; and so now the UK government needs to step up to the plate and at least match this.  We need to let the government know how we feel – please sign the petition.

Important Note – once you have completed the required information, and sent, you will then get a return e mail from the government.  For your signature to be added to the petition, you need to click on the link they provide.  This is to stop fraud and multiple submissions from the same source being submitted.

36,225 signatures at current time – we need to add to this.

Petition is for UK residents only.

Petition wording:

End the Cage Age for all farmed animals

Every year across the UK, millions of farmed animals are kept in cages, unable to express their natural behaviours and experiencing huge suffering. These inhumane systems cannot be the future of British farming. The UK Government must legislate to ‘End the Cage Age’ for all farmed animals.

More details

The European Commission plans to ban cages for all farmed animals, potentially by 2027, and will also look to prohibit the import of food from caged systems. This would result in the UK lagging behind the EU and may add bureaucracy to trade with the UK’s largest export market – possibly damaging the whole British farming sector.
The UK Government must work to secure by 2027, across the UK, a ban on the use of:
-barren, enriched and ‘combi’ cages
-farrowing crates for sows
-individual calf pens

Sign this petition

Government will respond

Government responds to all petitions that get more than 10,000 signatures

Waiting for 3 days for a government response

At 100,000 signatures…

At 100,000 signatures, this petition will be considered for debate in Parliament