Day: February 15, 2022

The “Jackass Forever” film and the abused animals.

The film Jackass Forever will be released in German cinemas on March 17, 2022. The trailer already shows that animals were exploited and tortured for the film.
PETA USA is now taking action against the filmmakers.

Rather than dropping scenes in which a bull was urged to attack, a sensitive snake provoked to the point of attack, and an easily frightened tarantula was forced into a closed tube between the heads of two screaming humans, the final cut of the film features even more animal cruelties Watch Stunts.

Now we’re calling on PETA to conduct a criminal investigation into the making of the film and we’re asking moviegoers to boycott Jackass Forever.
Animals aren’t actors – they didn’t consent to these horrific stunts, and they shouldn’t be used for our entertainment.

Were California animal welfare laws broken for Jackass forever?

The Jackass Forever trailer shows Johnny Knoxville being attacked by a bull and Sean McInerney being bitten on the nose by a snake.
Also, a tarantula sits in a plastic tube between the heads of Ehren McGhehey and Compston Wilson.
The film — and with it those scenes of apparent animal abuse — was reportedly shot in Los Angeles and San Luis Obispo counties.

However, California prohibits bullfights and similar displays in which animals must fight against humans, and has a law prohibiting cruelty to animals.
The production of the exploitative scenes appears to have violated California law, in PETA’s view.
In September 2021, PETA asked the Los Angeles City and County Attorneys’ Offices to investigate the case.

“Jackass’s stunts are brutal and tasteless.
But when people choose to do it voluntarily and inflict their wounds on themselves, that’s one thing.
But if animals are exploited, harassed and harmed, then that is something completely different – namely animal cruelty.”
Igrid Newkirk, Chair of PETA

PETA USA calls for criminal investigation

PETA has previously asked the Jackass Forever production crew to remove animal stunts from the film.
However, after a screening of Jackass Forever, it is now clear that even more animal abuse occurred for the shoot, such as a stunt where Knoxville and Steve-O got honey bees to sting Steve-O’s penis, killing many of the bees .

In another scene, a scorpion is placed near Rachel Wolfson’s mouth and repeatedly hit by Eric André until the animal stings.
That is why the animal rights organization is again calling for criminal investigations into the film production.

In its letters to the Los Angeles County and San Luis Obispo County Attorneys’ Offices, PETA urges that legal action be taken against anyone involved in the filming of animal cruelty scenes for Jackass Forever.

If the authorities investigated Jackass Forever and held those responsible for breaking the law accountable, it would also serve as a reminder to the rest of the film industry that animal abuse is never okay.

Johnny Knoxville has decided to step into the ring and take part in a dangerous stunt.
But the bull exploited for the film does not voluntarily take part in the scene.

Never go to movies that involved animals. If you see animals on TV, please tell the broadcaster and the production company that you oppose the use of animals in show business, or contact us.

Animals are not for our entertainment!

And I mean…There is no justification for forcing animals to suffer for our entertainment or profit.
No animal ever performs voluntarily.

For use in film and television, animals are regularly forced to obey by force and made docile to perform senseless and alien tricks.
For use in film and television, the animals are regularly forced to perform senseless tricks.
They are often beaten or given electric shocks by the trainers if they disobey.

Animals used in films or in advertising have been uprooted from their natural habitat.
Many are taken from their mothers shortly after birth.
When the animals get older or are no longer of use to their trainers for other reasons, they are often given to zoos or other animal parks where they have to live in captivity for the rest of their lives.

The Animal Welfare Act in Germany regulates the handling of animals for entertainment purposes, and so there is a requirement under Paragraph 3 Section 6 that “It is prohibited to use an animal in a filming, display, advertisement or similar event, if this involves pain, suffering or harm to the animal.”
Filming with animals is therefore subject to approval in Germany.

But a film shoot using real animals can quickly become problematic and often tormenting for animals.
Because what exactly “pain, suffering or damage to the animal” means is not clearly defined, and is usually not checked by the responsible veterinarians on site, but by production people.

It is high time to stop seeing animals as objects for every use.

My best regards to all, Venus

Wales: ‘A Cows Life’. BBC Investigate Abuses On Dairy Farm. Industry Calls It ‘Sensationalism’. Watch For Yourselves and Decide.

WAV Comment: ‘Panorama’ is an investigative programme which is undertaken by the BBC, and therefore has credibility.  Last night it did an investigation into the dairy industry, which included disturbing footage from a Welsh dairy farm.

It has caused a lot of feedback from the British public today, as well as comments from the dairy industry claiming that the film was ‘sensationalist’.  It showed life on a dairy farm and the suffering of cows involved in the dairy industry.

See some clips from the film below and decide for yourself if it is ‘sensationalistic’; to us  it is simple cruelty to animals – full stop.

Angry UK customers have taken to social media to boycott the dairy industry following a BBC Panorama documentary exposing cruelty to animals.

The documentary, A Cows Life, which aired on BBC One on Valentine’s Day, saw reporters speaking to vets and farmers about the “controversial” way the milk is flowing.

The report comes as the average daily yield for a dairy cow is 40% higher than it would have been about 30 years ago. However, in the documentary, a Welsh farm was exposed for animal abuse against its cows, resulting in a dairy boycott.

READ MORE: Gosh!: “We anticipated Veganuary 2022 would be the biggest to date”

Footage shows farmers who worked at the facility constantly kicking and hitting an injured cow, with one even hitting it with a shovel. The footage continues to show another worker aggressively pulling the cow’s tail.

People have taken to social media to express their anger with the industry, with some even saying the price of milk is “too low” after seeing what cows go through.

National Farmers Union (NFU) Cyrmru deputy president Abi Reader said in the documentary: “Even just one extra penny per litre will enable a farmer to upgrade or take advantage of new technology out there so the cows are getting the best care they can”.

As a result, one social media user said: “Ditch dairy even if you can’t find good substitutes.”

Another added: “I had to turn #acowslife off. It was too distressing. What is wrong with people that they can be so cruel to defenceless animals? How can humans be so cold and brutal. #Panorama”

Others urged to “stop drinking milk” following the “shocking footage of animal cruelty”.

Downton Abbey actor Peter Egan also tweeted: “Just watched #ACowsLife the true cost of milk on #panorama anyone who wants to understand why the dairy industry is disgusting, inhumane & careless should watch it.”

Shoppers ditch dairy following ‘distressing’ BBC Panorama documentary – Grocery Gazette – Latest Grocery Industry News

The Independent

Farmers beat cows with spades in disturbing BBC Panorama episode

Kate Gill

Tue, 15 February 2022, 1:18 pm·1-min read

BBC Panorama documentary exposes the distressing cruelty animals’ are suffering on a South Wales dairy farm.

The documentary, A Cows Life, which aired on BBC One yesterday (February 14) saw reporters explore the “controversial” ways of the milk industry.

In the documentary, a Welsh farm was exposed for animal abuse against its cows, resulting in a dairy boycott.

Disturbing footage captures farmers who worked at the facility kicking and hitting an injured cow with shovels on its front and sides.

Another clip captures a worker aggressively pulling the cow’s tail.

Dairy farmers slam BBC for ‘sensationalist’ Panorama show – FarmingUK News

Regards Mark

UK: Vegan Ad Shown On National Television For First Time 14/2/22.

Link – see the ad here:

UK: You Have Done It ! – Money Raised To Show Viva Vegan Advert on UK Television. – World Animals Voice

14/2/22 – As many of you will know, donors from the animal rights movement, and others, have been donating money to get a vegan advert put on British television.  Click on the above link to watch the ad.

Well last night (4/22) we saw the ad go live onto British television at 8-30pm (UK time); half way through the Jamie Oliver programme on food and cooking; so it was an excellent time to air the ad, especially as lots and lots of people tune in to watch the programme – Jamie O is one of the UK’s top chefs and his programme is watched by millions.

Over the next couple of weeks, the ad will be shown around 220 times across the Channel 4 network on channels including Channel 4, Dave, E4 and HGTV

Other top TV spots include:

  • Countdown – 16 Feb, 14:56:00 (Channel 4)
  • First Dates – 17 Feb, 22:10:00 (Channel 4)
  • DEADPOOL – 18 Feb, 22:45:00 (E4)
  • Come Dine with Me – 21 Feb, 17:45:00 (Channel 4)
  • Celebrity Gogglebox 23 Feb, 22:35:00 (E4)
  • Rick and Morty – 24 Feb, 01:31:00 (E4)
  • Steph’s Packed Lunch – 28 Feb, 13:15:00 (Channel 4)

The complete schedule can be found here.

Please be aware that, due to the dynamic nature of TV scheduling, these spots and times are subject to change at short notice. To keep up to date with the latest schedule please visit our website.

Getting the message across loud and clear;

Regards Mark

Animals are NOT JUST MEAT

Italy: New investigation exposes deformities, broken legs and crushed birds at chicken farm.

15 February 2022

Equalia Investigation

Equalia has exposed appalling conditions for animals at a chicken farm linked to Europe’s fourth-largest poultry producer, which sells its product in shops across Europe.

The video (see below), published by the Spanish NGO Equalia, was taken between July and August 2021 at a broiler poultry farm in Italy, owned by AIA, the fourth largest producer in Europe and a trademark of the Veronesi Group.

Decaying birds can be seen being pecked by live birds; others in agony; birds with various deformities and fractures, unable to stand up. For some, it is impossible to reach the drinking trough, which further magnifies  their suffering. The images also reveal alleged malpractice on the part of the staff, inflicting kicks and blows. Their necks are also seen to be broken or some are trampled to death.

These images are a stark contrast to AIA’s self-proclaimed slogan: “Where there is AIA, there is joy”.

In view of these facts, the NGO Animal Law Italy has lodged a complaint with the Italian authorities for practices that could constitute crimes of animal abuse and public health.

The risks of this production system extend to sustainability, food safety and human health. The high density of chickens on factory farms poses a risk to public health. Large concentrations of animals of the same species in a confined space have been shown to increase the risks of zoonotic diseases. 

The outbreaks of avian influenza detected in recent years on farms in several countries (including countries in the EU), reinforce the need for methods to reduce the risk of zoonotic diseases. One such measure is the farming of slow-growing breeds, which leads to higher disease resistance.

The serious poultry health problems depicted in the video are due to the genetic hybridisation that is carried out to achieve maximum growth in the shortest possible time. Fast-growing chicken breeds are prone to unavoidable diseases that the industry euphemistically refers to as “production diseases”. These health problems lead to a high use of antibiotics prophylactically, rather than their recommended therapeutic use.

More than 300 food companies have committed to change this reality. The European Chicken Commitment (ECC) is an agreement which sets out a series of realistic animal welfare measures, including the replacement of fast-growing breeds (such as those seen in the report) and a reduction in the density of poultry per square metre. 

Regards Mark