The ban initially only affected southern Spain, but that was it: Wolf hunting has been banned on the entire Iberian territory since September 22, 2021.
There are said to be between 2,000 and 2,500 wolves in 297 packs in Spain, more than in any other country in Western Europe. They live mainly in the northwest of the country north of the Duero River.
The Duero is the third longest river on the Iberian Peninsula.
It rises in the Spanish province of Soria, flows through northern Spain and northern Portugal and flows into the Atlantic Ocean at Porto. It is about 897 kilometers long.
The populations are already being protected south of the Duero River.
Regions that are home to larger wolf populations continued to reject such protection. 95% of wolves live in Castile-Leon, Galicia, Asturias and Cantabria.
In the Sierra de la Culebra, an area of around 70,000 hectares in Castile and León (northwestern Spain), wolves are omnipresent, on signs or T-shirts in souvenir shops. They are spoken of in the singular, like in a fairy tale.
“This has always been a wolf’s paradise,” confirms Carlos Zamora, forest officer, from behind his binoculars, while he looks for a specimen in the low-lying twilight sun.
1 In 5 Kids In The UK Are Vegan Or Want To Be, Survey Finds
Are young people leading the plant-based movement?
Nearly 60 percent of children in the UK are vegan or vegetarian or want to be, a new survey has found.
BBC Good Foodsurveyed 1,004 children between the ages of five and 16.
The global food media brand discovered that 8 percent of participants were eating a fully plant-based diet. A further 13 percent were vegetarian.
Additionally, 15 percent of children said they would like to become vegan, and roughly one in five (21 percent) said the same about vegetarianism.
Reports didn’t clarify what the children’s reasons were for eating plant-based food. But sustainability was on their minds for at least part of the research. The survey found that 44 percent of kids said they hope that no food is packaged in plastic in 10 years’ time.
Christine Hayes, Editor of BBC Good Food, commented: “It was fascinating to survey children’s eating habits, behaviours and opinions around food.”
“They are passionate about exploring alternative diets and methods of food production that could be more sustainable for the planet,” Hayes added.
Young people leading the way
The recent findings reaffirm the widely held belief that young people are leading the charge toward plant-based living.
A 2019 BritainThinks report concluded that Gen Z and Millenials are slightly more likely to be vegan than older age groups.
And earlier this week, it was reported that a majority of young people (aged 15 to 20) were taking action to help fight the climate crisis. Specifically, 26 percent of participants said they eat plant-based to help protect the planet.
30% Of Brits Are Now Eating Less Or No Meat At All, New Survey Finds
Animal welfare, environmental, and health reasons are motivating Brits to adjust their diets
Anew survey has indicated that the eating habits of people in the UK are changing, with more individuals ditching meat in favor of vegan food.
Market research website Appinio hosted the survey, which included 1,000 participants from the UK.
Five hundred women and 500 men took part, and the average age of participants was 41.1.
Just 68.6 percent of participants said they were omnivores.
Four percent were vegan, and 8.7 percent were vegetarian. These figures are notably higher than they have been in previous years.
For instance, in 2019, research found that just over 1 percent of people in Great Britain identified as vegan.
Eating more plan
The recent Appinio survey also found that 5.4 percent of participants were pescatarian (meaning they don’t eat meat besides fish). Further, 11.4 percent said they were flexitarian, referring to those who actively try to reduce their meat intake and eat primarily plant-based food.
The survey asked participants whether they would consider replacing some of the meat in their diets with plant-based alternatives. Of the 800 participants who responded to the question, half said yes. And 6.8 percent said they ‘want to switch to plant-based meat entirely’.
Respondents also explained why they have purchased plant-based meat, dairy-free alternatives, or other vegan options in the past. The leading motivator was health, with 46.3 percent saying they believed the vegan options are better for you.
Animal welfare and environmental reasons also played a part, with around a third of participants selecting those responses.
Only 1 In 10 Young People Trust Adults To Help Solve The Climate Crisis
Young people are cutting energy and water use and eating plant-based for environmental reasons
Many young people are determined to tackle the climate crisis, new research shows, but don’t believe adults will step up to the plate.
About the study
Analysis firm United Minds conducted the study on behalf of Electrolux, the world’s second-largest home appliance maker.
Electrolux wanted to learn more about young people’s outlook on sustainable living, and use this information to guide its own environmental targets. The global study was made up of a quantitative survey as well as in-depth interviews.
It included nearly 14,000 people aged 15 to 20. The respondents were from 13 countries: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, France, Germany, Israel, Poland, Sweden, Thailand, UK, USA, and Vietnam.
More than half of the respondents felt that sustainability is the single most important issue faced by society today. And 59 percent said they are ‘very anxious’ about the matter.
Nearly 60 percent of young people said they are willing to ‘drastically’ change their lifestyle to protect the planet. Even more (74 percent) agreed that everyone must make a collective effort to become more sustainable. And young people predominantly trust in themselves to lead the charge towards a sustainable future, with 37 percent saying so.
Twenty-seven percent of respondents believed scientists will take on the responsibility, while 17 percent said influencers will.
But only one in 10 participants thought adults will lead the way.
Notably, 43 percent of respondents felt that young people will actually solve the climate emergency.
The young participants were already taking action to lighten their load on the planet. Fifty-six percent were reducing energy use at home, without around half limiting food waste and recycling.
Others were keeping water use down, buying second-hand clothes, and using eco-friendly transportation. Twenty-six percent of young people said they eat plant-based to help protect the planet.
The research mirrors similar data surrounding young people, diet, and the climate.
Gen Z and Millenials are the age groups that are mostly likely to be vegan or vegetarian, a BritainThinks report found. Further, it highlighted that more than a third of Gen Z vegetarians follow a meat-free diet for its lower impact on the planet. In general, Baby Boomers still consume the least amount of plant-based meat, according to a market report by Tastewise. But the trend is shifting. Tastewise found that Baby Boomers are consuming 57 percent more vegan meat compared to June 2019. Meanwhile, Gen X’s vegan meat consumption only increased by 4 percent in the last year.
‘It’s their future at stake’
“We believe there’s a big opportunity in combining different perspectives in order to shape a better future,” Tove Chevalley, Head of Electrolux Innovation Hub, said in a statement. “That’s why we want to involve young minds already today, as the actions we take today will define the future they will live in.”
Chevalley continued: “As the study shows, young people have a very determinant and proactive mindset when it comes to sustainability, it’s their future at stake and they want to be part, or actually take lead, in creating solutions for the future home.”
Report of the organization “Together for Animals” (Gemeinsam für Tiere)
DOG’S FAT – MAFIA’S DOG CATCHING CONTINUES UNBELDED!
Exactly a year ago, an undercover video exposed horrific animal cruelty and organized crime in Slovakia.
A mafia ring there kills strays to obtain dog fat.
In 2021, a year later, the situation has not improved.
Although the authorities promised to drain the swamp of the dog-catching mafia, they continue to go about their hideous craft undisturbed and countless dogs are still caught and killed for this animal product, and in some cases even stolen from their adoptive parents. We still strongly condemn the massacre of innocent dogs for dog fat.
These people have completely given up their humanity in favor of the disdainful mammon and organized crime.
The ring of these animal killers should finally be dug up and those who were prayed behind bars for a long time.
We appeal to Mario Kern, Director of the Department for Environmental Crime in Slovakia, the promise he made in 2020 to stop this madness, finally to make it come true and to act before even more innocent animal souls fall victim to the diabolical hustle and bustle. Strays are also sensitive creatures, and not a commodity.
What they desperately need is a family with a daily can opener and a forever home to shelter.
That is why it is all the more important for expectant dog mums and dog dads to adopt animals from animal welfare and not to buy them from the breeder.
And I mean…It is claimed that dog fat is said to be effective against tuberculosis bacilli. Against psoriasis, against wounds, against lung diseases … Dog fat is the miracle cure, and as always, animals fall victims to the altar of hocus-pocus medicine.
Almost anything can cure dog fat – except stupidity.
Yongin is Hell on Earth for dogs sacrificed in South Korea’s horrific dog meat industry. It is a major supplier of dogs to South Korea’s dog meat industry with one of the largest number of dog farms and dog slaughterhouses in South Korea. Click HERE to see the list published by Korea Animal Rights Advocates. This is only a partial list; the true numbers could be much higher.
He went to bed with chest pain – and never woke up.
Erwin Kessler, President of the Association against Animal Factories and one of the most famous animal rights activists in Switzerland, died at the age of 77.
Erwin Kessler dedicated his life to the fight for animal welfare. However, he did not achieve Switzerland-wide fame solely through his uncompromising commitment to animal cruelty and factory farming.
He also became famous for numerous legal skirmishes, the sharpest polemics and unconventional methods with which he regularly exceeded the limits of the legal.
Since 1989 the trained engineer with a doctorate has fought against the exploitation of livestock with his Verein gegen Tierfabriken (VgT). Kessler also kept the judiciary busy.
Kessler sneaked out to farms at night and took photos of what he thought was not animal-friendly.
He pilloried the alleged animal abusers on the website of his association against animal factories (VgT). He was often successful with his actions.
Many farms were redeveloped after Kessler interventions – even if those affected hardly ever admitted that the controversial animal rights activist was the trigger.
Kessler was not a man of compromise.
With remarkable perseverance, he covered his adversaries with complaints. Kessler did not only count farmers, animal breeders and agricultural schools among his declared opponents.
Representatives of the media and authorities were also part of it.
Kessler also had to appear in court again and again. He was convicted several times. In 1998 he received an unconditional prison sentence of 45 days for violating the racism criminal norm from the Zurich Higher Court.
In 2004 he was sentenced to an unconditional prison sentence of 5 months by the Zurich Higher Court for multiple racial discrimination and simple bodily harm.
Again and again, Kessler came into public focus because of anti-Semitic statements. He repeatedly compared Jewish slaughter with Nazi crimes, in 1998 he even wanted to have the Talmud banned in bookstores and libraries.
In 2001 he fought a dissertation on the ban on slaughter up to court. Kessler defended himself against the designation “anti-Semite” with dozens of defamation suits.
In 2015, the Federal Supreme Court finally ruled that Kessler could be called that.
Kessler’s “Association against Animal Factories” is said to have had tens of thousands of members at the best of times.
The hard core of the followers appeared loudly at court proceedings.
Most recently, Kessler took part in demonstrations against Ulrich K.’s animal farm in Hefenhofen in Thurgau in 2017.
Kessler was the leading figure in the Hefenhofen animal welfare scandal. It was about a horse owner from Hefenhofen in the canton of Thurgau, who for years grossly disregarded regulations and fooled the authorities.
He helped uncover the scandal and passed the photos to the media, which led to a new veterinary law in the canton of Thurgau.
He also fought against factory farming, making many enemies among the farmers.
Erwin Kessler has now died unexpectedly at the age of 77
His closest confidante,Sonja Tonelli says: “Erwin complained of chest pain yesterday afternoon, but didn’t want to see a doctor about it.”
He said it wasn’t that bad. Finally he went to bed in his house in Tuttwil and allegedly suffered a cardiac arrest that night.
The work of the association against animal factories should continue after the death of the founder.
And…In August 2012 he wrote a remarkable article on his websitehttp://www.vgt.ch, which I want to present here as an obituary to his death:
“It has always been the case in human history that in times of mass national crimes, the judiciary sided with the perpetrators, and it was not the perpetrators who were prosecuted, but those who spoke out against the crime. The judiciary always represents the current political majority and judicial officers and judges are elected by this and do not want to endanger their careers – that was under the Nazi and Stalin regimes as well as with the witch hunts and slavery.
It is not uncommon for a war to end such mass crimes covered by the justice system, such as the civil war in the USA, where only the victory of the northern states ended slavery in the southern states, or the Second World War, which stopped the mass crimes of the Nazis.
Whether, how and when the current global holocaust of farm animals will come to an end cannot be foreseen at the moment. This mass crime, which is currently underway, cannot be ended with laws and courts, because the laws are made by the criminal majority of the unscrupulous carnivores and the judges are appointed by the “representatives of the people” of the same criminal majority. The only hope is that more and more people will wake up, take responsibility and eat vegan.
The vegan diet is not something that only protects the animals when the majority have become vegans – no, according to the law of supply and demand, everyone who eats vegan reduces the mass crime against animals immediately, here and now, in to the extent that he does not consume any products of this mass crime, i.e. precisely the contribution that each individual can immediately make of his own accord. Anyone who does not do it is an accomplice and follower.
And it was always the followers – not individual leaders like Hitler and whatever they are called – who made mass crimes possible in the first place. Not the scapegoats that will be pointed to later, but the mass of followers bears the decisive responsibility. And these followers can later, even hypocritically and cowardly, talk their way out of not having known anything. Their karma knows better, and cannot be deceived.
Everyone knows enough about the mass crime against farm animals to be fundamentally complicit in it if someone supports it with his consumer behavior. “