Category: Farm Animals

We live from the death of others

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Farm animals spend their whole lives in cold, dark, crowded, dirty concrete stands before a knife ends their miserable life.

A daily business that lives on 7 billion carnivores
The meat-eaters are primarily responsible for these crimes, they pay for the dirty work, they give the butcher the knife …

If you don’t close your eyes, ears, brain, and heart to how horribly people treat animals, you MUST love animals more than people who bully, torture, and kill these innocent animals!

My best regards to all, Venus

Spain: VIDEO: Teary Reunion of A Man And His Donkey After Quarantine Will Warm Your Spirit.

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VIDEO: Teary Reunion of A Man And His Donkey After Quarantine Will Warm Your Spirit

Posted by Katie Valentine | May 26, 2020

 

 

See the reunion video here:

https://ladyfreethinker.org/video-man-emotionally-reunites-with-beloved-donkey-after-being-quarantined/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email

 

Ismael Fernández broke down in tears while reuniting with his beloved donkey, Baldomera, after spending over two months apart because of a mandatory coronavirus quarantine.

During the lockdown, Fernández’s brother cared for Baldomera, and the two siblings kept in touch through video chats. Even so, Fernández, who lives about 20 miles away from the mountain that Baldomera calls home, still worried that the donkey would not remember him when they finally met again.

Baldomera quickly soothed his friend’s fears, running up to Fernández to greet him with love and affection.

“Hello!,” Fernández excitedly said, greeting his animal companion in Spanish. “What’s up? Where is my little donkey?”

“I am not embarrassed for you to hear me cry,” he continued, “because here is one of the best demonstrations of unconditional love that exists.”

As life slowly returns to normal in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, heartwarming moments like this one remind us of the virus’s impact on all friendships and the joy of reuniting with those we miss so dearly.

USA: New Investigation Reveals Just How Dangerous High-Speed Slaughter Is for Both Humans and Animals.

 

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https://ladyfreethinker.org/video-new-investigation-reveals-just-how-dangerous-high-speed-slaughter-is-for-both-humans-and-animals/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email

 

 

New Investigation Reveals Just How Dangerous High-Speed Slaughter Is for Both Humans and Animals

Posted by Katie Valentine | May 29, 2020

Non-profit animal rights organization Mercy For Animals has released a shocking video detailing the horrifying processes used in high-speed poultry slaughterhouses. Innocent animals are subjected to agonizing torture and workers are put in danger due to the pace at which they’re required to work.

An undercover investigator captured the sobering hidden-camera footage at a Maryland poultry factory, where fully-conscious birds are shackled and hung upside-down, immersed in electrified water, and slit across the throat.

At one point during the investigation, a facility-wide power outage forced helpless birds to spend over an hour dangling from their feet as they waited to die.

Under recently revised USDA standards, slaughter lines can move at hazardous pace, killing up to 175 chickens per minute. This forces employees to work at an unreasonable rate, jeopardizing their safety and increasing their risk of injury.

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has drawn much-needed attention to the inevitable hazards of slaughterhouse and factory farm environments, where workers are required to stand shoulder-to-shoulder and frequently come into contact with live animals, giving dangerous zoonotic viruses potential opportunities to “make the jump” to human hosts.

This investigation makes it clear: high-speed slaughter has to go.

Australia: Breaking News 3/6/20 – The Summer Live Export Ban Stands! – Sheep Will Not Suffer Transportation to the Middle East In Extreme Temperatures.

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WAV Comment

 

Further update – 1020hrs GMT (England) 3/6/20.

 

I (Mark) put this new post from Lyn out early on 3/6 to give you the great news from AA about the summer export ban standing.

You can check out our earlier post on this, relating to what it is about, by clicking on

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/06/01/australia-live-exports-rural-export-trading-or-retwa-is-seeking-an-exemption-to-regulations-because-a-disease-outbreak-on-one-of-their-ships-meant-they-couldnt-get-their-last-shipm/

In addition, on this past post I included some old archive information for you to read from October 2018 – regarding Kuwait Livestock and Trading (KLTT) and its Australian subsidiary, Rural Export Trading WA (RETWA), who made this special appeal to continue shipping in the Summer months.

We immediately sent a message of solidarity to our campaigner friends at Animals Australia last week; both of us united in the fight against this disgusting trade; and on 1/6 we had a super message back from Jacqui at AA thanking for being united in support with them. As you can see below, the fight on this particular has paid off and the sheep will not suffer enduring weeks of heat stress on a ship destined for the Middle East.

We want to congratulate AA for fighting the fight so hard, as they always do.

As Lyn (at AA) says, “sadly there will be no ‘happy ending’ for these sheep who will now go to local slaughterhouses in Western Australia. However, they have been spared the extended and extreme suffering of weeks at sea where the risk of ‘cooking alive’ from heat stress is very real. And they will also now not face painful fully-conscious slaughter”.

To resolve all these issues, we suggest going over to a meat free, plant based diet. End the suffering and killing and do yourself some good also. Vote with your stomach !

Thanks to all of you who took action here; and thanks to the Department of Agriculture in Australia who were torn between to sides; but who in the end listened to the people and made the very right decision.

Regards Mark

 

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Original message from AA early 3/6/20:

 

Mark, the summer live export ban stands!

Late last night we received official word from the Department of Agriculture that 56,000 sheep will NOT be sent into the blistering heat of the Middle East summer.

A decision to allow this shipment would not only have subjected animals to extreme and extended suffering, it would also have required an exemption to new laws that prohibit dangerous summer shipments.

I know that, like me, you’ll be breathing a tremendous sigh of relief. It’s been an intense but uplifting few days observing people turn their compassion for these sheep into effective action on their behalf.

Over the last week, we worked every angle and played every strategic card we could to present the strongest possible case to prevent these sheep from being exported. From legal avenues, close consultation and advice to the Department of Agriculture, and media coverage. But perhaps most critical of all was the analysis we instigated from an expert climatologist that warned, if the ship set sail, it would be sending animals directly into the ‘danger zone’ for heat stress. We worked day and night to ensure the regulator had all of the facts in front of her to make the right decision — and she did!

The live export industry has been sent a very strong message: they are no longer above the law.
They can no longer expect to ‘call the shots’.
We are mightily relieved that this decision has been made. It is so very important that precious laws instigated to protect vulnerable animals are upheld, and we are grateful that the regulator has put the interests of animals ahead of the interests of live exporters.

Sadly, there will be no ‘happy ending’ for these sheep who will now go to local slaughterhouses in Western Australia. However, they have been spared the extended and extreme suffering of weeks at sea where the risk of ‘cooking alive’ from heat stress is very real. And they will also now not face painful fully-conscious slaughter.

With heartfelt sincerity, I say thank you for never failing to heed the call for help whenever animals need it. Your support has given these animals a voice and the representation they so desperately needed.

For the animals,

 

Lyn White AM
Animals Australia

 

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Austria: great aktion against meat consumption

Austria: Association against animal factories (VGT)

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Experts worldwide warn of the danger of animal use as one of the greatest risk factors for the development of new, dangerous diseases.

Activists protested in front of meat counters against animal use and meat production.

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Go VEGAN
or DIE”

Animal welfare activists protested in front of meat counters against animal use and meat production as a breeding ground for new diseases.

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Experts worldwide, like the VGT (Association against animal factories), warn of the danger of animal use as one of the biggest risk factors for the development of new, dangerous diseases.
Habitat loss and hunting of wild animals, as well as intensive animal husbandry, are ideal breeding grounds and sites for new pathogens.

Balluch mit plakatDr.Dr. Martin Balluch (founder of the association) at the action

 

Corona in slaughterhouses

Not only the wildlife markets suspected of origin have to be criticized. The corona outbreaks in numerous US and German slaughterhouses show how quickly dangerous germs can also spread in this system. The exploitation of the animals meets there with mostly poor working conditions for the staff – a combination that causes maximum damage.

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“Worldwide, not only animal rights activists but also medical doctors and other experts are now calling for a rethinking of the animal use system. We cannot ignore this risk as a human being,” said VGT activist Lena Remich.

“With this campaign we want to draw your attention to the fact that we not only have to look at the wild animal markets, but also that we have to change something directly in our company. Animal production, intensive animal husbandry, slaughter, meat consumption – something has to change here!”

https://vgt.at/presse/news/2020/news20200522fg.php

 

And I mean… I quote a comment that just shows that we deserve a second corona:

“It has nothing to do with animal welfare, nothing with veganism, nothing with ecology or sustainability. It is simply a dangerous form of actionism that we cannot tolerate. No matter in which area.
A limit was crossed here”.

The border has long been crossed in all slaughterhouses around the world.
Of unscrupulous meat producers, farm owners, and their lobbyists in government posts who use our money to conduct criminal and (often) illegal business with the “livestock” animals.
No slogan in the world can be hard enough to describe this hell.

Such apolitical and indifferent idiots are the feed of this fascist system.

We would like to thank the activists for their great action!

My best regards to all, Venus

Alpaca: “Fleece of the gods” with the torture of animals

A disturbing, first-of-its-kind PETA undercover investigation reveals that workers hit, kicked, tied down, and mutilated pregnant, crying alpacas in Peru, the world’s top alpaca producer.

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This groundbreaking footage highlights just some of the abuse documented at Mallkini, the world’s largest privately-owned alpaca farm, near Muñani, Peru.

Mallkini is owned by the Michell Group, the world’s largest exporter of alpaca tops and yarn.

Terrified of being pinned down and totally defenseless, they cried out, spit, and vomited in fear as workers grabbed them by the ears.

Alpaca-screenshotWorkers tied them tightly by the legs into a restraining device reminiscent of a medieval torture rack and pulled hard, nearly wrenching their legs out of their sockets.

 

When the workers stitched them up, most were never even given a topical numbing spray, which would have been inadequate anyway for gaping wounds.

According to one veterinarian, “The workers are inflicting excruciating pain and torture by sewing up wounds on fully conscious restrained animals without proper pain control”.

_Alpaca-with-wounds_jpgShorn alpacas bled from the torso and hips.

 

Afterward, the workers threw them onto the concrete floor and even stood on their necks.
Some alpacas froze for several minutes, apparently exhausted after their ordeal.

Alpacas--0-36-screenshotThey slammed pregnant alpacas onto tables.

 

Mallkini workers pulled alpacas up off the floor by the tail and yanked them around. According to one veterinary expert who reviewed the footage, such “excessive force applied to the bones, joints, and soft tissues in the area” would cause dislocations, fractures, and severe permanent nerve damage.

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After talks with PETA, ESPRIT will now phase out alpaca. And as a first step, Gap Inc. (which owns Banana Republic, Athleta, and more) and the H&M group (including its eight brands) have cut ties with Michell, which had supplied them with alpaca.

Please, see for yourself, and join us in helping these animals.

Sign and share the Petition:https://investigations.peta.org/alpaca-wool-abuse/

 

And I mean… Michell claims that shearing causes alpacas “no harm”!!
On the video, however, serious cruelty to animals is confirmed.
Every industrialization of animals and their products is associated with slavery, torture, and exploitation.

On the Michell Group website, we read following hypocritical information, which serves to preserve this murderous business: http://mallkini.com.pe/farm/mallkini-alpaca/alpacas-peru-andean-heritage

“At Michell, we are the pioneer and leading company in the field of transforming this noble fiber into luxurious yarns, working harmoniously with nature, the environment, and with the utmost respect for the local population.

Our ranch named Mallkini, has the goal of improving Alpaca breeding, improving the herds and animal live, training local breeders, and contributing to the sustainable development of the communities in the Puno region”.

Of course, the company always sells the argument that the business with wool is most important for people living in the heights of South America, especially near the Andes. “We help people who are really poor and live without heath … just to maintain their alpacas and their families”.

To support the human species, we should forgive every crime against animals.
Is it ethical?

If the Michell Groupe wanted to ensure the survival of the Puno people with organ trafficking of human animals, we would call it crimes against humanity.

Those who have rights are respected.
Those who have no rights are despised.

My best regards to all, Venus

 

Australia: Live Exports – Rural Export & Trading or RETWA, is seeking an exemption to regulations because a disease outbreak on one of their ships meant they couldn’t get their last shipment out before the deadline.

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WAV Comment – have you ever heard such crap from a business of total crap ?

Yet again, we see the filth trying anything they can to continue with the abuse of animals for financial gain.  Lets hope that they go bust – the sooner the better !

 

 

Live sheep exporter seeking an exemption to animal protection regulations

 

Today is the 1st of June, and the first day of the new regulated prohibition period for live sheep export
From now until 14 September, sheep are supposed to be protected from live export into the searing heat and humidity of the Middle Easter summer.
Except one live exporter, Rural Export & Trading or RETWA, is already seeking an exemption because a disease outbreak on one of their ships meant they couldn’t get their last shipment out before the deadline.
This is the most dangerous time for sheep to be exported. These are the months when sheep suffer and die in the largest numbers. That’s why the prohibition is in place.

The answer to RETWA’s mind-boggling request for exemption must be no.

Want to help us stop this? Click below to add your voice to the thousands of people already speaking out to say,

#DontShipTheSheep.

https://www.rspca.org.au/take-action/live-sheep-export?utm_source=Email+Campaign&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=27921-57274-Enews+May+2020+Subject+A 

 

October 2018 archive:

 

https://www.rspca.org.au/media-centre/news/2018/retwa-approval-may-be-final-nail-coffin-live-sheep-exports-rspca

 

Thursday, 18th October 2018

The RSPCA has expressed its shock and disbelief that another company closely affiliated with disgraced live exporters Emanuel Exports and EMS Rural Exports has had an export licence approved.

RSPCA Australia Senior Policy Officer Dr Jed Goodfellow condemned the Department of Agriculture’s decision to grant an export licence to the Kuwait Livestock and Trading (KLTT) company’s Australia subsidiary, Rural Export Trading WA (RETWA).

“It absolutely beggars belief, how the Department could think it could possibly meet its regulatory obligations in granting this licence,” said Dr Goodfellow.

“KLTT has a horrific track record of animal cruelty and disaster in live exports, and has been implicated in multiple ESCAS breaches and animal cruelty investigations in Kuwait in recent years,

“What the public needs to know, is that RETWA had its export licence cancelled in 2004 by then Nationals Agriculture Minister Warren Truss following 25 high mortality voyages within a two-year period between 2000-2002,

“And when this happened, Emanuel Exports filled the gap providing export services for KLTT,

“Now that Emanuel Exports has had its licence cancelled, RETWA is stepping back in,

“It’s another example of the live export shell game, and KLTT is playing the Department of Agriculture for fools,

“RETWA and disgraced Emanuel Exports are closely affiliated trading partners – they’ve shared the same Directors and the same live export ships,

“Graham Daws founded RETWA in 1973, the same year he became director of Emanuel Exports before stepping down earlier this year following the Awassi Express scandal.

“KLTT leased the Awassi Express, and was the consignee/importer for all five horrific voyages exposed on 60 Minutes this year,

“This decision makes an absolute mockery of our already-troubled live export regulation,

This is another dark day in Australia’s terrible history of volatile live sheep exports and serves as further proof of the incompetence of the live export regulator, ,” said Dr Goodfellow.

The decision comes as the community awaits the long-overdue findings of the Moss review into the Department’s capabilities, investigative capacity and culture as live export regulator, and which were due to be handed down in August.

“What’s clearer than ever before now, is that the live sheep export industry has no capacity or willingness to change,” said Dr Goodfellow.

“It’s business as usual for live exporters and their supporters, protecting their mates and doing their best to get around government regulations,” said Dr Goodfellow.

“But I think we may look back on this shameful day as the final nail in the coffin for live sheep exports,

“An industry that has such reckless disregard for community expectations and Australian regulations has no chance of long-term survival,

“The Australian community are sick to death of this trade and it is only a matter of time before it will be brought to an end,” said Dr Goodfellow.