Day: January 8, 2022

Will the dairy industry be out soon?

A number of dairy farmers in the US are already turning their backs on the industry.

Among them, California’s oldest dairy farm, Giacomazzi, which has existed for 125 years, is closing down.
It gets rid of the cows and will instead grow almonds.

He is not alone.
A number of dairy farmers are turning their backs on the industry.
His colleague Cornell Kasbergen told ABC: “It is better if you invest your money in trees…. Almonds, pistachios, grapes… ”. There are many alternatives that produce a higher yield than milking cows. “

On the other side of the pond, in the UK, dairy farmers are also giving up their businesses.
According to new research, one dairy farmer leaves the industry every week.

More and more studies show that cow’s milk is good for calves, but not for us humans.

More and more consumers are therefore opting for milk alternatives such as oat, soy or almond milk.
There was already an outcry from the milk lobby and so the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decided in 2017 that the designation “soy milk” is no longer permissible.
However, the names coconut milk and Leberkäs, but also peanut butter, were spared the madness.

Not only the oldest dairy farm in California has opted for an alternative to conventional milk, there is also a dairy in Germany that has recognized the nutritional trend and will also offer a plant-based milk alternative.
There are many reasons why more and more people are choosing an alternative to milk, from their own health to ethical reasons to environmental protection.

Germany is one of the world’s leading milk producers and can look forward to ample subsidies.
So much milk is being produced that it has resulted in an enormous surplus.
“Milk made in Germany” has long been landing in Africa, India, Latin America and China.
Around 33 million tons of milk are produced in Germany each year.
The turbo cows make it possible.

Everyone should be familiar with the grievances in factory farming by now.

Incidentally, the production of a glass of milk leads to almost three times the greenhouse gas emissions compared to non-dairy products, according to a study by the University of Oxford.

According to a study, it takes 5 liters of water to make 1 liter of milk and 650 square meters of land are required to produce one glass of milk a day. That corresponds to two tennis courts.

According to a study by the University of Oxford, the production of one glass of milk leads to almost three times the greenhouse gas emissions of non-dairy products.

Germany is one of the largest milk producers in the world. Around 33 million tons of milk are produced in Germany every year! Animal suffering is subsidized with taxpayers’ money.

A lot of money is involved, as the sales of the largest dairies show.

For example, the largest dairies come from France. Before Danone with a turnover of 18 billion euros, the French dairy Lactalis is even bigger with an annual turnover of 20 billion euros.

The largest dairy in the world is Nestlé. The group generates over 24 billion euros.

And I mean…In reality, nothing is true about the image of the idyllic dairy farming, which has been romantically transfigured to this day.
Instead, the milk business has turned into a multi-billion dollar industry, which ensures that milk consumption is constantly increasing all over the world.
And the suffering of the animals that produce the milk too.

And this despite the fact that almost two thirds of all adults worldwide are lactose intolerant.
A huge branch of industry has developed, the dairy industry is even the largest in the German food industry.
And for a few years now, the lactose intolerance business has also been flourishing
The new, lucrative trend towards lactose-free dairy products, however, serves less health than the manufacturers’ wallet.

But what is really behind the milk production?
How did the cows become suppliers for a high-tech dairy industry?
How are they suffering?
Who are the people behind it?
What effects does milk have on our health?

The dairy industry goes to great lengths to keep its secrets.
But thanks to the numerous undercover investigations in recent years, the reality and truth about this industry are becoming more and more public.

Regardless of whether in Europe, Asia or Africa – through this continued milk consumption we keep the infant in a permanent state. By nature, it is not intended that we can still process milk as adults.
Humans are the only mammals that will continue to consume milk in adult life.
And many people feel this in their lactose intolerance.

Therefore, myths and other long-established fairy tales of “oh so healthy milk” should each of us banish from our adult lives.

My best regards to all, Venus

Protest in arena against the #corrida- we thank the brave activists!

Protest against the #corrida, September 28, 2021

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Congratulations to these volunteers who threw themselves into the arena to save the lives of the bulls.
Thanks for your courage !!
Animals are not objects for our enjoyment but living beings to be respected.
Boycott anything involving the use of animals.

 Credit: @rob__banks

And I mean…In November 2013, bullfighting in Spain was declared an “intangible cultural heritage” and the bloody slaughter was protected by law.
Til today.
At the time, this decision could only be justified by the fact that the highly corrupt Spanish People’s Party ( PP ) (under the then Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy) tried to save the dying business of the bullfighting industry from collapse
It must be said that this has made it possible to promote the struggles with public money to this day.

According to a Spanish MP, around 130 million euros flow from the EU to Spanish fighting bull breeders every year.
Around 31 million euros of this came from Germany.

According to ANOET, the umbrella organization for bullfighting events, sales rose to over 3.5 billion euros in 2014; an estimated 200,000 people are directly employed by the organizers and the arenas.

Bullfighting is therefore much more than an “intangible cultural heritage” – it has been an industry that has been functioning well for years and makes billions in profits every year.

Where there is blood, pain, and torture, there will never be art, valor, and culture.

According to recent surveys, around 70 percent of Spaniards are against bullfighting. In fact, the majority of the audience is now reduced to retirees, visitors over the age of 60 and tourists.

We are now thousands, and thousands upon thousands, who want to abolish the bloody spectacle.
We are fighting to finally put an end to the corridas. The brave activists should know that they are not alone.
More and more anti-corrida people are standing behind them.

We thank you!
There is no other way to put it, people like you will make history!

My best regards to all, Venus

Trophy Hunters – Exposed, and A Psychological Perspective – Books.

TROPHY HUNTERS EXPOSED – Inside the Big Game Industry by Eduardo Goncalves

Thousands of animals threatened with extinction were shot by trophy hunters last year. Attempts to protect dwindling lion and elephant populations have been thwarted by hunters. They are now allowed to shoot twice as many critically endangered black rhinos. How has this happened?‘

Inside the Big Game Industry’ is an explosive investigation into the trophy hunting industry, its key players and donors, and how it is stripping endangered animals of the protections they need.  It reveals how a top fundraiser for Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin’s right-hand man, the head of a paramilitary death-squad and a former WWF Director have shot record-breaking lions, elephants, rhinos and leopards.  It exposes the identities of over 500 hunters who have won industry awards for shooting all the ‘African Big Five’; the leading figures in the UK industry including a salesman who helps hunters shoot juvenile lions in enclosures; and the extraordinary kill tallies and trophy collections of hunters around the world.  It also lifts the lid on how household brands – and our taxes – are funding lobbyists, how the Boy Scouts and Salvation Army in the US are helping the industry recruit a new generation of child hunters, how lobbyists are posing as ‘conservation’ groups … and how the industry boasts it ploughs more money into US elections than some of the world’s biggest corporations.  Read how psychologists and criminologists fear trophy hunting could be fuelling violent crime, and how the industry could spark devastating outbreaks of diseases in local communities …The author, Eduardo Goncalves, is an award-winning campaigner, journalist and conservationist. He has been a consultant to WWF and CEO of a national animal welfare charity. In 2018, he founded the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting (CBTH) which is today supported by some of the world’s biggest names in music, sport, film and TV. In 2019, CBTH persuaded the UK government to support a ban on imports of hunting trophies. 

Proceeds from the sale of ‘TROPHY HUNTERS EXPOSED – Inside the Big Game Industry’ will be donated to the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting

Trophy Hunting: A Psychological Perspective by Geoffrey Beattie

Explores the psychology of trophy hunting from a critical perspective and considers the reasons why some people engage in the controversial activity of killing often endangered animals for (so called) sport.

This book explores the psychology of trophy hunting from a critical perspective and considers the reasons why some people engage in the controversial activity of killing often endangered animals for sport.

Recent highly charged debate, reaching a peak with the killing of Cecil the lion in 2015, has brought trophy hunting under unprecedented public scrutiny, and yet the psychology of trophy hunting crucially remains under-explored. Considering all related issues from the evolutionary perspective and ‘inclusive fitness’, to personality and individual factors like narcissism, empathy, and the Duchenne smiles of hunters posing with their prey, Professor Beattie makes connections between a variety of indicators of prestige and dominance, showing how trophy hunting is inherently linked to a desire for status. He argues that we need to identify, analyse and deconstruct the factors that hold the behaviour of trophy hunting in place if we are to understand why it continues, and indeed why it flourishes, in an age of collapsing ecosystems and dwindling species populations.

The first book of its kind to examine current research critically to determine whether there really is an evolutionary argument for trophy hunting, and what range of motivations and personality traits may be linked to this activity. This is essential reading for students and academics in psychology, geography, business, environmental studies, animal welfare as well as policy makers and charities in these and related areas. It is of major relevance for anyone who cares about the future of our planet and the species that inhabit it.

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