Day: August 16, 2021

Winter lambs: the victims of the wool industrie in Australia

A report of the Organisation: “Together for the animals”

In the country of the world’s largest wool supplier, Australia, around 30 million sheep are killed every year as soon as their wool productivity drops.🐑

Australia | 2017 | Sheeps and lambs on a farm with mulesing practice. Mulesing is the removal of strips of wool-bearing skin from around the breech (buttocks) of a sheep to prevent flystrike (myiasis). Here: Mulesed lambs next to their mother sheep

The sheep are forced to reproduce and many babies are supposed to provide a lot of wool.
But of them around 10-15 million die a cruel death per year.

The newborn lambs, also called winter lambs, succumb to cold, precipitation and starvation.
Sheep farmers manipulate the due date of their female animals through artificial insemination in order to keep profits high.
Often there are winter births.

As soon as the lambs wean themselves from their mother’s milk, the meadows are lush and rich.
This saves feed for the farmers and at the same time the creatures intended for the meat industry can be fattened faster, but the animals pay the blood toll for this heartless approach.

About every fourth lamb freezes to death in the Australian winter or dies from gross neglect.
In other ways too, like Dr. Frankenstein started the births in Mary Shelley’s bestselling novel.
Through godless genetic manipulation, twin and triplet births are forced.

Due to the insufficient supply of pregnant mothers, the lambs are born weak and often sick.
If the mother dies due to pregnancy toxicosis at birth, the young are left orphaned and run to certain death.
When two breeds of sheep are accidentally paired, undesired animal souls often see the light of day.
Their wool is not economical enough for the wool industry, they are deliberately and mercilessly left to their cruel fate in the pastures.

The surviving babies are cruelly mutilated – their tails are cut off and painful rubber rings are put around their stumps so that they die and fall off.
All of this, of course, is widespread without anesthesia.

Merino sheep are also cut out part of their anal folds to prevent flies.
Also here mostly without anesthesia.
This is particularly painful for the animals and is commonly known as “mulesing”.
And the shearing, too, is brutal and terrible.

Australian farm workers work for starvation wages and the aggressiveness is therefore very high.
The sheep then pay the wages for this.
Many undercover recordings show severe abuse of the innocent animals by workers from blows, kicks, deliberate cuts to ears bitten off.

And many of the sheep are brutally massacred in the slaughterhouse or exported to the Near East, where they are threatened with death from the barbaric slaughter.
Winter lambs really have a hard time in Australia.

We therefore strongly condemn these approaches of the wool industry.
These animals don’t deserve such treatment.
They too feel pain, they too are mothers and children.

We appeal to the clothing industry to ban wool products from their assortment and not to use these animal quality articles on the consumer.
There are enough alternatives.

Vegetable and synthetic wool, bamboo, cotton, hemp, linen, flax, lyocell, tencel, modal, plastic and recycled plastics, SeaCell, soy silk, nullarbor, or viscose are just a few of the empathic alternatives, and the future lies in Kerasynth ( Wool from living hair follicles), Weganool (cashmere made from silk plants and organic cotton), Woocoa (wool made from coconut, hemp and mushrooms) and werewool (wool made from human DNA).
So renounces any wool products according to the motto:


And I mean…The farmers of Australia justify their Dachau-methods – also called “mulesing” – that mulesing only serves to protect the sheep!

In reality, the farmers only want to avoid costly regular shearing of the sheep to avoid infestation with the eggs.
The Australian wool industry itself promised in 2004 to stop mulesing by 2010 and to find alternatives.
A few years later, however, the farmers gave up their efforts and almost nothing has changed to this day – only that today we are informed about these medieval methods – what mulesing is

In 2008, a tangible scandal broke out in Australia.
An exposed Swedish animal rights activist named Katarina Lingehag Ekholm was offered a free trip to Australia by a representative of the Australian Wool and Sheep Industry Association if she would forego a scheduled documentary on the practice of mulesing and not be on the television program (as planned ) would appear.

The process was recorded on video, and the offer is said to have even been approved by the Australian government, which they denied.
The incident with the bribery of the animal rights activist aggravated the criticism of the practice of mulesing, especially from Sweden.

Large US clothing companies and 19 Swedish companies are already boycotting wool from Australia, including H&M.
The Australian wool industry fears that other European countries could join the boycott.

According to the Magazin “trade sheet” (Handelsblatt), Australia annually exports wool with a value of 350 million euros to Europe. Australia earns around two billion euros worldwide with its wool.
Most of the wool is processed in China and exported all over the world from there.
In Australia itself there is no significant processing industry for this animal fiber.

Hands off wool!
Everyone knows the atrocities of the fur industry;
The production method of wool is no less excruciating than that of fur and today, thanks to the internet and the media, we are more knowledgeable than ever.
It’s good that we have a conscience, a big brain, empathy and the ability to make decisions, and can make the right decisions against animal suffering and criminal practices in the animal industry.

My best regards to all, Venus

The Power Of Kindness In Action – (Ex Bile Bears) Moon Bears Rescue and Homecoming. Restoring Faith In Humans.


Animals Asia had been caring for over a hundred bears on a former bile farm in Nanning, China for seven years. Until the day that all of us here at Animals Asia (and many of you too!) had been waiting for…

Finally, we were able to bring the Nanning bears home to our sanctuary in Chengdu, in what was the biggest bear rescue in history.

If you’ve seen the incredible short film above, you’ll know what a mammoth task it was, and how much work is now needed to rehabilitate and provide life-long care for these brave bears.

Will you help them on their road to recovery with a donation?

For years, these poor frightened bears suffered relentless, agonising bile extractions. The rest of the time they were mostly left in their tiny metal cages, with minimal food and water and nothing to keep them entertained.

Now that these ex-bile bears have left their concrete prison and made it safely through the sanctuary gates, we need to carry out urgent surgery, diagnostics, heart scans, ultrasounds and provide vital medicines – the cost of healing the hurts of all these gentle moon bears is daunting.

They’re finally free, but waiting to heal. Please, make an urgent donation today.

A very uplifting video – please give if you can, thank you.

Regards Mark

Politics – … And People Who CAN Make Change, But Tend Not To.

After covering the suffering of innocent little pigs in the USA this morning, and watching the harrowing video footage, I thought I would share with you some views on politicians – ie; those who can make change, but usually tend not to.

Regards Mark


We hang petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
 Aesop, Greek slave & fable author
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
 Plato, ancient Greek Philosopher
Politicians are the same all over.
They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.

 ~Nikita Khrushchev, Russian Soviet politician
When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I’m beginning to believe it
 ~Quoted in ‘Clarence Darrow for the Defence’ by Irving Stone.

Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel.
 ~John Quinton, American actor/writer
Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.

 ~Oscar Ameringer, “the Mark Twain of American Socialism.”
I offered my opponents a deal: “if they stop telling lies about me, I will stop telling the truth about them”.
 ~Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech, 1952..

A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.
 ~Texas Guinan. 19th century American businessman
I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
 ~Charles de Gaulle, French general & politician
 Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks. ~Doug Larson (English middle-distance runner who won gold medals at the 1924 Olympic Games
I am reminded of a joke: What happens if a politician drowns in a river? That is pollution.
What happens if all of them drown? That is solution!!!

I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is a shame,   two are lawyers and three or more are the government.
 ~John Adams (1735 – 1826)
Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Government.
But then I repeat myself.

Mark Twain (1835- 1910)
I don’t make jokes. I just watch the Government and report the facts! 
 ~Will Rogers (1879- 1935)

 I contend that for a nation to try and tax itself into prosperity, is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.

~Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965)
A Government which robs Peter to pay Paul, can always depend on the support of Paul!
~Will Rogers (1879- 1935)
The problem we face today is because the people that work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.
~George Bernard Shaw (1856- 1950)
I don’t like political jokes, but a lot of them get elected!

Politicians – Act, dont bleat on and do nothing. I bleat, you dont !

USA: Indiana – Inside East Fork Farms – Will The Authorities Act ?

They could smell the misery even before they saw it.

Inside a sprawling Indiana farm, the bodies of dead or dying piglets just hours old were strewn on a filthy floor inches above a lagoon overflowing with feces. Mother pigs, crammed inside metal crates, lay helpless while their babies cried out in agony just beyond their reach.

If we don’t take action to help piglets and their mothers—and other vulnerable, tormented animals in need—who will?

Please donate to PETA right now to power our life-changing campaigns.

If he were a dog, would you help him?

“At East Fork Farms there is nothing but fear and distress,” a whistleblower wrote. “Pain, injury and disease [are] everywhere.”

Horrifying conditions like these are inherent in the massive facilities where pigs, cows, chickens, and others are imprisoned, fattened, and violently killed, all for a cut of flesh on someone’s plate. Pigs are at least as sensitive, kind, and intelligent as the dogs who share many of our homes—but their wonderful qualities don’t protect them from such tremendous suffering.

They can’t do anything to end the neglect and abuse, but we can.

No one should endure this agony—will you help stop it?

We’re making progress, but there is still so much work to do. A day after hearing from PETA, JBS USA—a subsidiary of the world’s largest slaughterer of farmed animals—banned this hideous Indiana farm from its supply chain. Hundreds of thousands of people have now viewed the disturbing footage online. We’ve placed billboards urging authorities to take action against the facility. And as more consumers than ever consider the environmental devastation, pathogen risks, and cruelty associated with eating other animals, we’re providing a wealth of resources (including our popular, free vegan starter kit) to help kind consumers embrace a healthier and more animal-friendly way of living.

Thank you so much for all that you do for animals.

Kind regards,
Ingrid Newkirk

Regards Mark

Recent link on USA pig production:

USA: The Truth Behind the Great Bacon Shortage of 2022.

With thanks to Stacey at ‘Our Compass’ as always;

Regards Mark

The Truth Behind the Great Bacon Shortage of 2022

by Stacey

Source We Animals Media, Jo-Anne McArthur

But animal farmers LOVE the animals, and as anag representatives often claim, the animals are treated better than otherhumansmychildrenmysignificantother …

Why do you believe their lies? All animals exploited for food, die for food; any victim “produced” in a manner that considers them commodities, is a being NOT cared for. Animal exploitation is inherently cruel, and the “process” requiring suffering, pain, and violence, is one mimicked globally, from the smallest HappyHappyFarm to Smithfield, it is all related, your Uncle Ted’s Fun Farm that kills ten animals per year directly contributes to CAFOs/FFs/ILOs that kills trillions of animals worldwide each year. Humane? Welfare? Humans have historically claimed animals deserve care and consideration, a belief that has led to the normalized violence and abject fear of animals who are denied all choices about what is fundamentally theirs – their bodies.

I have seen so many people horrified by this expose. Why? What do otherwise rational, knowledgeable people think happens to animals they use and consume?

But I do wonder how many of them are actually horrified enough to STOP CONSUMING ANIMALS. But not contributing to such horrors may be a little “too humane” for people who love the taste of animals more than they believe the animals don’t want to die for such.

And for all the Prop 12 cheerleaders, have you stopped consuming animals as you clearly agree that the current “model” is worse than what Prop 12 will deliver? When veal crates were largely replaced in the United States with a roomier form of confinement, veal consumption INCREASED: people feel responsible inflicting violence on infants because calves are “allowed” a larger prison.

Too, if more space is important for animals, NOT KILLING ANIMALS IS MORE SO. Humans are so obsessed with self-indulgence that they actually believe the cost of “retrofitting” confining spaces is more than the cost of lives.


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Italy: Magpie liberated, traps destroyed by ALF

North American Animal Liberation Press Office: Received anonymously:


ENG: The ALF destroys a larsen trap and releases a magpie in Italy.
A second trap was also destroyed and it will not be the last because we are everywhere. We have run out of patience, the traps are just the begining.

SPA: EL Frente de Liberación Animal destruye una trampa larsen y libera una urraca en Italia.
Otra jaula fue destruida, y no será la última, porque estamos en todas partes. La paciencia tiene un límite, las jaulas son solo el aperitivo.

ITA: ALF distrutta gabbia larsen e liberata gazza.
Un’ altra gabbia distrutta, e non sarà l’ ultima, perchè siamo ovunque. La pazienza ha un limite, le gabbie sono solo l’ antipasto.

Thank you ALF!
The hunters must slowly realize that the days of their hideous atrocities are numbered

My best regards to all, Venus