Category: Farm Animals

England: Introducing the Brilliant SPANA – Helping the Working Animals of the World.





Countless families across the world depend on horses, mules, donkeys, camels and oxen for their livelihoods – and sometimes even their lives. These hardworking animals are the backbone of many societies, yet their lives can be short and involve great suffering. Working day after day in extreme temperatures, often with poor harnessing, little food and no veterinary care when they are sick or injured, many working animals endure constant pain.

We believe the fortunes of working animals and people go hand in hand.

That’s why we deliver practical support that improves the lives of working animals alongside the communities that depend on them.


Our Mission

To improve the welfare of working animals in the world’s poorest communities.

We do this through treatment, training and teaching. We TREAT by providing free veterinary care when animals suffer or when emergencies strike.

We TRAIN by building expertise among vets and promoting humane care by animal owners. We TEACH children to develop positive beliefs, respect and compassion towards animals.


Visit the SPANA website –

Contact –

Head Office – London; England.


Vietnam: Bears Hoa Tra and Hoa Lan have been rescued at last!

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Dear Mark, 

Bears Hoa Tra and Hoa Lan have been rescued at last!

After an all-day rescue operation, the two bile bears arrived safe and sound at our bear sanctuary in Vietnam late last night.

Being kept without sunlight or fresh air for twelve years has clearly taken its toll. Both bears are obese from a lack of exercise and a poor diet, while Hoa Lan’s teeth are in bad shape – some were pulled out yesterday, and she’ll likely need more dental work in the future.

Rescue of bears Hoa lan and Hoa Tra 2018 Vietnam

Thankfully, the bears will finally receive the specialised attention they desperately need.

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Now in quarantine at our sanctuary, the two bears will receive veterinary care, fresh food and enrichment. And once they’re ready, Hoa Tra and Hoa Lan will be released to the outdoor enclosure where they can finally experience fresh air, sunlight and grass beneath their feet.

USA: Study: Americans Are Ready for Slaughter-Free Meat.


Study: Americans Are Ready for Slaughter-Free Meat

Results of a recent study by Faunalytics show that about two-thirds of American consumers (66.4 percent) are willing to try slaughter-free or “clean” meat – which is produced in a laboratory using animal cells. Of the study’s 1,185 participants, 45.9 percent stated that they were willing to buy clean meat on a regular basis, and 52.8 percent would be happy to eat it in place of conventional meat.

The study, entitled “Messages to Overcome Naturalness Concerns in Clean Meat Acceptance,” addressed issues raised by prior research conducted three years ago, which reported that the primary concern of consumers in eating clean meat was that it was “unnatural.”

The goal of the study was to find effective ways to describe and market clean meat that would address the concerns about naturalness. Participants were asked to read one of three key messages surrounding the production of clean meat and rate their reactions.

Out of the messages trialed, the study found that the best way to persuade people to give clean meat a chance was to discuss how unnatural the mass farming and production industry is, with its use of hormones and antibiotics. The other messages attempting to describe clean meat as a more natural product or arguing that naturalness was unimportant were far less effective.

The majority of respondents agreed that clean meat is more environmentally friendly than conventionally produced meat, with more benefits to society overall.

Clean meat is, in fact, cleaner than traditionally produced meat in every aspect. The production uses far less land and will not have the same catastrophic effects on the environment. It’s also better for human health – farm animals are pumped full of antibiotics and hormones – not to mention that the production of clean meat does not require the suffering or death of innocent animals.

Worldwide, companies like MosaMeat, JUST and Memphis meats are racing to get the first ever clean meat products to market, which is expected to happen in the next two or three years.

Even conventional meat producing companies Tyson Foods and Cargill recognize that cultured meat is the way of the future, and have invested in Memphis Meats.

With technology rapidly developing, companies are searching for ways to reduce production costs to make clean meat affordable for the mass market. It’s only a matter of time before slaughter-free meat is available, hopefully consigning the inhumane agricultural industry to the history books.

USA: JBS Torture Exposed By Undercover Mercy For Animals Investigation.


Mercy For Animals

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Main web link –

Inspiring Compassion. Ending Cruelty.

Mercy For Animals is dedicated to preventing cruelty to farmed animals and promoting compassionate food choices and policies.

Imagine a world free of cruelty, a world in which we nurture our bodies, minds, and spirits with wholesome, healthy food that is kind to animals and sustainable for our planet. MFA believes that world is possible. In fact, it is inevitable if we work together to elevate humanity to its fullest potential.

See their range of investigative videos via this link:


JBS Exposed

A JBS supplier mutilates pigs, crams them into tiny cages, and kicks them in the face.


Other examples of undercover investigations.  See above for the link to more.