Day: October 19, 2021

Unprecedented operation on La Palma: rescue of the dogs trapped in the lava with drones

Emergency services have discovered dogs trapped in the middle of the lava flows of the Cumbre Vieja on the Spanish island of La Palma.
The overland route to the animals is cut off by volcanic activity. Helpers now take care of the four-legged friends from the air by drone.

The Cabildo de La Palma thanked two local companies, Ticom Soluciones and Volcanic Life, who had been using a drone to transport food and water for the animals trapped by the lava in the Todoque plateau for five days.

The Councilor for Security and Emergencies, Nieves Rosa Arroyo, said in a statement that this situation was discovered five days ago and that after the relevant security studies were carried out, Ticom Soluciones SL. and Volcanic Life were entrusted with the task of supplying water with the help of drones.

The city councilor also highlighted the work of these companies, which selflessly made themselves available for emergencies and whose work was of fundamental importance in locating and caring for the animals.

📌El agua y la comida está garantizada a los animales atrapados en Todoque

➡️Las empresas Ticom Soluciones S.L y Volcanic Life llevan cinco días alimentando a los animales mediante un dron que transporta comida y agua

🧷Más info: https://t.co/5D3qMjOFhb#MásFuertesQueElVolcán pic.twitter.com/SFaS8sr2AF

— Cabildo de La Palma (@CabLaPalma) October 12, 2021

They also have veterinary advice on how to choose the most appropriate feed and water supply in this type of situation.

Both companies have announced that they will continue this work as long as weather and safety conditions permit, as these areas cannot be reached by land due to the high temperatures near the lava flows.

The steering committee of the Volcanic Emergency Plan of the Canary Islands (Pevolca), once received the formal request for rescue of the dogs trapped in the exclusion zone by the eruption and after analyzing the action plan presented by the entity, has decided to authorize the possible rescue of animals with drones

Leales.org points out that more than two tons of the latest technology worth 60,000 euros have been transferred to La Palma.

There are three drones, one of cargo for the transfer of materials or rescue of the dogs, another drone with a 30x camera to scan the area and verify the safety of the operation, and the third is a specific drone with a thermal camera to know which is the route where there is less heat, in addition to the study of the terrain.

https://www.mallorca-services.es/drohne-bringt-futter-und-wasser-zu-den-von-lava-eingeschlossenen-tieren-auf-la-palma/

https://www.eldiario.es/canariasahora/lapalmaahora/autoridades-dan-luz-verde-rescate-drones-perros-atrapados-lava-palma_1_8410536.html

We want to express great praise to the rescue workers on the island, but also to city councilor Nieves Rosa Arroyo!
Apparently for these people it is not only human life that counts as worthy to save, but every life on the island.
And they did it quickly, effectively and professionally.

Thank you on behalf of the animals!

My best regards to all, Venus

“No animal wants to be tortured”-an excellent campaign!

The subject of cruelty to animals is taken up again and again by various organizations.
The Foundation for the “Animal in Law”, TIR, draws attention to this with posters showing animals in sadomasochism.

This three-year-old campaign by the“Animal in Law” foundation draws attention to animal cruelty with four eye-catching posters.

“In this country, too, countless animals live under illegal conditions and many animal welfare crimes are not investigated and punished appropriately or not at all. The public and the authorities must constantly raise awareness of these abuses », explains the foundation of its campaign in a message.

Under the slogan “No animal wants to be tortured”, the foundation designed four posters depicting animals in sadomasochistic costumes.
In order to attract attention with this concern, unusual and controversial ideas are always required.

“In contrast to humans, animals never have the opportunity to give their consent to a torturous act.
Rather, they are at the mercy of us and cannot stand up for their concerns themselves », so the thought behind the posters.
These show a cow, a dog, a cat and a parrot, wearing a leather suit, a whip and a gag.

The aim of the campaign is to implement animal-friendly laws and their «consistent enforcement».

The agency behind the posters, Ruf Lanz, has now designed a campaign for TIR for the fourth time.
The pictures were “of course all created on the computer”. TIR, based in Zurich, (Switzerland) has been campaigning for animal welfare on a national and international level for over twenty years.

https://www.toponline.ch/news/thurgau/news/kein-tier-hat-lust-gequaelt-zu-werden-neue-kampagne-gegen-tierquaelerei-00102863/

In addition: It is the fourth campaign that Ruf Lanz has created for TIR. The previous campaigns such as “Some animals are treated like rubbish”, according to TIR manager Gieri Bolliger, “caused a lot of attention and sparked valuable debates about animal welfare – online and offline.”
In addition, the campaigns have received numerous awards, including with gold from the Art Directors Club Switzerland or twice with the Poster of the Year.

For the implementation of this campaign, Ruf Lanz was once again able to win over the Carioca Studio in Bucharest via Visualeyes International, which is one of the world’s best in CGI (Computer Generated Images).
In close cooperation with Ruf Lanz, all images were created entirely on the computer – not a single animal was twisted.

And I mean…Animals are at our mercy and cannot ward off violence and abuse by human hands themselves.
That is why it is very important, in addition to laws that are supposed to protect them, also to educate a population that does not look the other way when it comes to animal cruelty, but resolutely opposes it.

The images are shocking, but make injustice visible, trigger emotions, appeal to our conscience and activate it

My best regards to all, Venus

England: Vegan Bites 19/10/21.

 

Vegan Bites 19/10/21:

11 (Vegan) Things You Need to Cook in October

11 (Vegan) Things You Need to Cook in October – ChooseVeg

Achievements Of Women Of Color Celebrated At Vegan Business Event

Achievements Of Women Of Color Celebrated At Vegan Business Event (plantbasednews.org)

AMAZING VEGAN TINGA FOR LUNCH!

Amazing Vegan Tinga For Lunch! | Jane Unchained News

Try the PeTA vegan world challenge:

(9) PETA UK on Twitter: “#ReasonsToGoVegan Up for it? Here you go: https://t.co/0tIbv16buX #veganchallenge #worldveganmonth https://t.co/q6l4hMPxmX” / Twitter

Seitan Roast Stuffed With Mushrooms and Mixed Nuts

Seitan Roast Stuffed With Mushrooms and Mixed Nuts – PETA UK

Become a Game Changer: How to Build Muscle as a Vegan

Become a Game Changer: How to Build Muscle as a Vegan – PETA UK

Champions of Breakfast: Urge Major Restaurant Chains to Add Vegan Breakfast Entrees

Champions of Breakfast: Urge Major Restaurant Chains to Add Vegan Breakfast Entrees (chooseveg.com)

Mushrooms Can Help Lower Risks Of Depression, Say Scientists In New Study

Mushrooms Can Help Lower Risks Of Depression, Says New Study (plantbasednews.org)

A RIBOLLITA RECIPE WITH A TWIST

A Ribollita Recipe With A Twist | Jane Unchained News

HOMEMADE VEGAN BUTTER

Homemade Vegan Butter – Loving It Vegan

6 Inflammation-Fighting Foods Plus Recipe Ideas

6 Inflammation-Fighting Foods Plus Recipe Ideas – Center for Nutrition Studies

5 Doctor-Approved Ways To Upgrade Your Health With Plant-Based Food

5 Doctor-Approved Ways To Upgrade Your Health With Plant-Based Food (plantbasednews.org)

How to Make Vegan Black Bean Burgers From Scratch

How to Make Vegan Black Bean Burgers From Scratch – ChooseVeg

Holy Cow – One-Pot Vegan Tater Tot Casserole

One-Pot Vegan Tater Tot Casserole – Holy Cow! (holycowvegan.net)

ANOTHER STUDY LINKS PLANT-BASED DIET TO REDUCED PROSTATE CANCER RISK

Another Study Links Plant-Based Diet to Reduced Prostate Cancer Risk | VegNews

Spanish Vegan Meat Pioneer Heura Enters Mexican Market Via 220 Retailers, Including Walmart

Spanish Vegan Meat Pioneer Heura Enters Mexican Market Via 220 Retailers, Including Walmart (greenqueen.com.hk)

Got Netflix? Then You’ve Got to Watch ‘Seaspiracy’

How to Host a Watch Party for Netflix’s ‘Seaspiracy’ | PETA

Regards Mark

USA: US Climate Envoy John Kerry says Glasgow COP26 is the Last Best Hope for the World.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-58914524

John Kerry says Glasgow COP26 is the last best hope for the world

America’s climate envoy John Kerry says the COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow is the “last best hope for the world to get its act together”.

Mr Kerry told the BBC that key countries were pursuing policies that border on being “very dangerous”.

He said that if greenhouse gas emissions were not reduced enough over the next nine years there was no chance of meeting long-term targets.

The aim is to hold the rise in the earth’s temperature to 1.5C.

Scientists have said that would require global carbon emissions to fall by 45% from 2010 levels by the end of this decade.

But apart from a brief period during Covid-19 lockdowns, emissions are still rising.

China, the world’s biggest emitter, will be key to any hopes of a strong outcome at COP26, when it is held in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November.

Leaders and delegates from around the world will attend the summit, including Mr Kerry and US President Joe Biden.

‘Greatest test of global citizenship’

Mr Kerry has previously said the US will push for rapid action after four years of “reckless behaviour” under previous President Donald Trump.

He said the US would now move forward with “humility and ambition” in the global negotiations.

A former presidential candidate, Mr Kerry has long been a powerful voice in climate politics. As President Obama’s Secretary of State he played a key role in securing the Paris agreement in 2015.

The US Special Envoy on Climate Change told BBC Radio 4 documentary Glasgow: Our last best hope? that there were a lot of big promises without the necessary action.

“The truth is emissions are going up around the world, not down in enough countries, and key countries are pursuing policies that border on being very dangerous for everybody.”

Mr Kerry has previously called on China to increase the speed and depth of its efforts to cut carbon.

China has promised to peak emissions by 2030 – but the US diplomat said that was not good enough.

“If you don’t reduce enough between 2020 and 2030 the scientists tell us we can’t get where we need to go. We will not be able to hold the earth’s temperature rise to 1.5 degrees and we won’t be able to achieve net zero by 2050.”

Mr Kerry said he wanted Glasgow to raise the ambition of the 20 major economies in the world.

He said he would be looking for definite road-maps to net zero and money to help less developed countries also reach their goals without suffering economic hardship.

Mr Kerry called this the “greatest test of global citizenship” he could think of.

“Glasgow is coming at a point where these scientists have told us we have about nine years remaining within which to make the most critical decisions. Those decisions have got to really start in earnest and in a significant sum in Glasgow.”

“We have to get on the road here and we’ve been talking about it for 30 years.

“So this is really what Glasgow is about, the last best hope to do what the scientists tell us we must which is to avoid the worst consequences of climate by making decisions now and implementing them now.”

Glasgow: Our last best hope? is on BBC Radio 4 at 11:00 on Tuesday 19 October.

More on climate change

More reading:

John Kerry says Trump was ‘reckless’ over climate – and we agree !

Climate change: Trump’s Paris withdrawal was ‘reckless’ – John Kerry – BBC News

Climate change: US pushes China to make faster carbon cuts

Climate change: US pushes China to make faster carbon cuts – BBC News

Scottish climate expert Jim Skea warns ‘clock is ticking’

Scottish climate expert Jim Skea warns ‘clock is ticking’ – BBC News

Please – Give A Shit !!

Regards Mark