Day: February 8, 2022

We demand freedom for the victims of Vivotecnia

Vienna, February 8th, 2022- Report from the “Association against animal factories”

Update: Dogs Still At Risk From Animal Experimentation Death!
The University of Barcelona is sticking to the killing of the beagle puppies, animal rights activists protested on site – at least 6 dogs are said to have been rescued.

The “Association against animal factories” (VGT) reported on the local and international outrage after the discovery of a case of animal testing on behalf of the University of Barcelona.

A total of 38 beagle puppies were to be used and given varying doses of a drug over 28 days.
Animal rights activists have been working for weeks with strong support from the population to ensure that the dogs are placed in a loving home after the experiment.
Even high-ranking politicians in Spain have already spoken out.

However, these demands continue to be ignored by the university and the contract laboratory.
Only six dogs are to be adopted – the rest are to be “slaughtered” and cut up after the end of the trial.

The animals remain behind the walls of the laboratory, being tortured and mistreated every second of their tragic lives.

What does the contract laboratory say

Those responsible now argue that the killing and cutting up of the animals were already stipulated in the test contract. While local animal rights activists and international animal experimentation critics advocate minimally invasive biopsies to save the lives of the dogs, the university and laboratory remain merciless.

The fact that a laboratory that has already been conspicuous for animal cruelty in the past is commissioned is still part of the criticism.

“Stress, violence and poor housing conditions in the laboratory not only cause animal suffering, they can also render test results unusable.
For example, stomach ulcers can be triggered by medication or by stress and pain!
This fact is inexplicably often ignored in the animal testing industry,” explains VGT campaigner Denise Kubala.

We support the tireless efforts of local animal rights activists in Barcelona who continue to fight for the lives of beagle puppies.

Universities should set an example when it comes to research.
Instead, the University of Barcelona hires a lab that has repeatedly violated EU and Spanish laws.
The published recordings from there are difficult to bear, but they illustrate the need to finally act and to promote and establish non-animal methods comprehensively.

With the ECI we can show the EU that something must finally be done!
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And I mean…The University of Barcelona claims that the killing of the 32 dogs was necessary in order to be able to research the effect and safety of the tested preparation through autopsies.

And because the university does not have any space to carry out such animal experiments, the company Vivotecnia was commissioned to do it. The university’s statement goes on to say that there is currently no known alternative that could replace this type of research.

However, the Vivotecnia company was banned from lab work by the Madrid regional government after a video by animal rights organization “Cruelty Free International” showed the lab’s staff brutally and illegally treating the animals, further calling into question their research methods.

There can be no question of research, it is about business between politicians and private companies!
We demand an immediate end to the outdated, dangerous and cruel animal toxicity tests and the closure of the lab. These tests bring no safety for humans and for animals only a cruel life and an even more cruel death.

We stand in solidarity with the animal rights activists in Spain who are trying to save these animals.
Thank you for your courage, perseverance and fighting spirit.

My best regards to all, Venus

Vegan Strike Group disrupts a bullfight for the sixtieth time!

Report: Vegan Strike Group

Mourão Portugal, 5 february 2022, at 15:00
Activists from the International Vegan Strike Group have stood up against the suffering inflicted on horses and bulls in preparation for and during a bullfight in a Portugese bullfight arena.

The activists come from Portugal, France and the Netherlands.
This was the fourth time the Vegan Strike Group has shut down a bullfight in Portugal.

In 2016 and 2019 the animal rights organization already did this in the capital Lisbon and in 2018 in the touristic southern Albufeira.

Bullfighting is a very cruel form of animal cruelty. Every year, more than 250,000 bulls and cows are tortured and killed worldwide during bullfights and related events. Tens of thousands of bulls and other animals are also seriously mistreated at village festivals.

In Portugal, bulls are not killed in the bullring. While bleeding, they are transported to the slaughterhouse later.
Horses are also greatly exploited in the bullfighting sector.

They are used time and again in the arena and experience a lot of fear and stress. Again and again the horses see and smell the blood, fear and death of the bulls. Sometimes they themselves are so badly injured that they die from their injuries.

Bullfighting is under a magnifying glass. In Portugal, the richest and largest football club Benfica has stopped offering a discount on bullfighting in Lisbon if fans bought a football ticket.

In addition, the French branch of Mercedes-Benz has decided to distance itself from the bullfights. This is a very important step, because bullfighting has become increasingly dependent on subsidies and sponsorship from companies in order to survive.

It is therefore now the time to continue to exert pressure through (direct) actions.
Please continue to support the peaceful actions from the Vegan Strike Group in the bullfighting arenas by sharing their posts.

And I mean…With animal suffering so obvious, one wonders how some primitive people can claim to perceive culture while at the same time witnessing slaughter.

Is it really the case that the preservation of a cultural asset justifies the torment of living beings?
Should such a bloody tradition even be considered an intangible cultural asset of the 21st century, or should it already lie dormant in the past?

What would we lose in “culture” if bullfighting were completely banned worldwide?
We would be one step further towards civilization, because it is not contemporary to torture and kill animals for pleasure.

The only hope remains in the future.
Because surveys show: the younger the respondents, the less support for bullfighting.

So we can only wait until the last Hemingway dies so that torture is no longer equated with culture.

We send our full respect and solidarity to the courageous activists.

My best regards to all, Venus