Category: Farm Animals

Un Democratic Hypocrites -Many Political Parties In the UK Now.

 

Today (19 / 10) has shown that in the UK Parliament; specific parties want to simply demolish democracy – by NOT allowing us to leave the EU.

 

Those hypocritical parties are:

 

The Liberal Democrats – who claim wrongly to take animal welfare ‘very seriously’. They have MEPs, and they do nothing serious.

 

The SNP – who appear to support the export of week old live Scottish calves down to Ramsgate, England; for further export on to Spain for further fattening. They never speak against it – unlike their full mouths on Brexit.

 

The Labour Party – all talk and no action when it comes to animal welfare – hunting legislation failures in the UK introduced by them has shown us that.

By breaking away from the EU, the UK would have been able to introduce legislation to stop live animal transport. By continuing as an EU member state, we are not allowed to stop it; – does that not really speak volumes about the EU and animal welfare ?   The plans today to stop the trade in live animals by a UK Party led by Mr Johnson have now been scuppered at the moment only by the political parties mess above. Now we call for a General Election in the UK to put the wrongs of the above right.

In correspondence to us directly, the Lib Dems have failed to address our evidence and concerns when it has been presented to them, especially regarding the box trailers and their signage – or lack of:    https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/08/08/england-sealed-box-type-animal-trailers-how-the-industry-dodges-identifying-what-they-transport-and-the-eu-oks-it/ ..

 

All these parties above wish to do is remain and live in the farce which is called the EU; and adhere to the lack of regulation implementation that goes with it. In correspondence today we have pleaded with them to go away and live in the EU if they think it is so good – can we suggest Romania for them – great animal abuses for sheep to the Middle east; just as they would still see under EU ‘legislation’ which the EU is incapable of enforcing anyway.

If you are British, please never vote again for the above parties again; they are those who ‘talk’ big animal welfare concerns, when really they do not give a toss; as long as they can stay in Europe, then all is fine.  Sod EU regulations enforcement on animal welfare – they are not interested.

 

Is that so ? – how about this:

 

https://youtu.be/MSmAEPD86KM

 

https://youtu.be/we1xeip5P6I

 

https://youtu.be/iJEzFzBtOZ8

 

https://youtu.be/PL-jNdNmu_s

 

Lib Dems, Labour and the SNP – parties that appear support the abuse of animals in live transport; and who DO NOT respond to the evidence we supply to them. They want us to stay in the EU, where the abuse happens; and we cannot stop it legally by being an EU member state; an independent state free from the EU; yes we could (and would) stop it.

Re 70,000 live sheep exported from Romania to the Middle East in conditions of extreme heat.

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/09/18/remember-the-al-shuwaikh-and-the-romania-sheep-now-it-is-trying-to-take-sa-sheep-read-the-latest-from-animals-australia-and-the-rspca/

 

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/09/06/england-wav-now-write-to-europe-regarding-romanian-sheep-and-animal-carrying-box-trailers/

 

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/09/04/nightmare-comes-true-for-romanian-sheep-exported-to-the-gulf/

 

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/08/10/romania-exporting-over-100000-sheep-to-iran-per-month-after-al-shuwaikh-we-are-interested-in-the-current-situation/

 

Summary – below declares:

 

The Commission does not plan to introduce a ban on live animal exports as it considers trade of live animals an integral part of agricultural activity.

As regards animal welfare violations on transports of animals starting in the EU, it is the responsibility of Member States not to authorise transports in violation of Regulation No 1/2005. If necessary, a Member State has to refuse authorisation of a particular export.

 

 

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27 August 2019
E-002302/2019(ASW)
Answer given by Mr Andriukaitis on behalf of the European Commission  
Question reference: E-002302/2019  

 

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/E-9-2019-002302-ASW_EN.html

 

The Commission plans to carry out an audit in Romania shortly. The audit will provide the necessary information for the Commission to decide on further actions.

The Commission, as indicated in its reply to Parliament’s resolution on the implementation of Council Regulation No 1/2005 on the protection of animals during transport within and outside the EU(1), is examining the request in paragraph 11 of the resolution to draw up and publish a list of operators who have perpetrated repeated and serious breaches of the regulation in light of applicable European and national legislation.. A list of sea transporters with repeated and serious breaches of the regulation has not yet been compiled.

The Commission cannot impose a general ban on export of live animals to non-EU countries on the basis of animal welfare violations in the non-EU country.

As the Commission pointed out in its replies to written questions P-004562/2018 and E-005366/2018the setting of animal welfare rules in non-EU countries and their enforcement is under the competence of the respective national competent authorities. An export ban on live animal transports to non-EU countries would also need very careful examination under World Trade Organisation rules, which are binding upon the Union and its Member States’.

The Commission does not plan to introduce a ban on live animal exports as it considers trade of live animals an integral part of agricultural activity.

As regards animal welfare violations on transports of animals starting in the EU, it is the responsibility of Member States not to authorise transports in violation of Regulation No 1/2005. If necessary, a Member State has to refuse authorisation of a particular export.

(1) http://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/A-8-2019-0057_EN.html

 

We have had 2 responses now from SE England MEPs; along with a response from a UK MP who is not really associated with the issues in the EU.   But he has at least replied to our questions, which is more than can be said for most of the MEPs who allegedly represent us !

What do we as an organisation conclude from all this:

We asked about the issue of lack of signage on box trailers, and presented a report we did on the subject at least 5 years ago. Here is the link:

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/09/06/england-wav-now-write-to-europe-regarding-romanian-sheep-and-animal-carrying-box-trailers/

 

The responses given by those who did reply to us start:

 

“Thank you for your email. As an MEP I take animal welfare very seriously,”

 

“Dear Mr Johnson,

Thank you for your email. Please accept my apologies for the lateness of this reply.

Firstly, I would like to assure you that the Liberal Democrats take issues of animal welfare very seriously, and it is very much our thing. We have a proud history of raising animal welfare rights and want to continue doing that going forward.”

 

Both responses are from politicians representing the Liberal Democrat Party in the UK, who today voted to stay in the EU, and thus continue supporting live animal export abuses. This is a party which is completely EU supportive and will not hear a bad word spoken about it. They claim to us in their responses that ‘they take animal welfare very seriously’. We would like to be clear that with both responses; NOTHING was said about the report and evidence, and suggestions, that we gave / made with regard box trailers being used to carry live animals across the EU. Our evidence was simply dismissed with the weasel words claim from them that ‘‘they take animal welfare very seriously’ – we say but not seriously enough to do anything about it eh ? – stay in the EU, stay with the abuses !

With regard questions that we raised about the Romanian sheep incidents; we were simply directed to the EU response shown above; ie:

‘As regards animal welfare violations on transports of animals starting in the EU, it is the responsibility of Member States not to authorise transports in violation of Regulation No 1/2005. If necessary, a Member State has to refuse authorisation of a particular export’.

In other words, pass the Commission buck back to individual member states of the EU such as Romania, which as a member state of the EU,  IGNORED requests by the EU Commissioner to stop the export of the sheep in the first place ! –

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/08/02/2-8-19-copy-of-the-letter-from-the-eu-do-nothing-commissioner-to-the-animal-welfare-ignorant-romanian-minister/

So where are we now ? – the EU tells us it is up to member states NOT to authorise transports in violation of Reg 1/2005; whist at the same time, Romania IGNORES requests from the EU to stop shipments due to the extreme heat.

Confused and in La La Land ? – we are.

“If necessary, a Member State has to refuse authorisation of a particular export’ – what chance with Romania doing this when it ignores all requests from other EU organisations to do this ?

and the box trailer issue; nobody, as we have experienced from all EU circles over the past 5+ years, wants to address the issues we raise about unsatisfactory conditions for the animals and the lack of signage on vehicles. The EU and all its politicians, just want to WASH THEIR HANDS OF RESPONSIBILITY and let things remain as they are – which is utterly useless.

Today (19/10) in the UK special debate in the Commons, we hear the Lib Dem leader (Jo Swinson) whinging on about how wonderful the EU is and how the UK must remain in it.

Who really lives in La La Land ? – can we politely suggest the Liberal Democrat Party and their leader; Jo Swinson.

 

Lib Dems, Labour and the SNP – Animal ‘Welfare’ if we stay in Europe ? – Doubt It. Watch the Videos and Decide for Yourself.

 

Today has shown that in the UK Parliament; specific parties want to demolish democracy – for the UK to leave the EU.

 

Those parties are:

 

The Liberal Democrats – who claim wrongly to take animal welfare ‘very seriously’.

 

The SNP – who support the export of week old live Scottish calves down to Ramsgate, England; for further export on to Spain for further fattening.

 

The Labour Party – all talk and no action when it comes to animal welfare – bad hunting legislation from the start has shown us that.

 

By breaking away from the EU, the UK would have been able to introduce legislation to stop live animal transport. The Party led by Mr Johnson have now been scuppered at the moment only by the political mess above. Now we call for a General Election in the UK to put the wrongs of the above right.

 

In correspondence, the Lib Dems have failed to address our evidence and concerns when it has been presented to them.. All they want to do is remain and live in the farce which is called the EU.  In correspondence today we have pleaded with them to go away and live in the EU if they think it is so good – can we suggest Romania – great animal abuses for sheep to the Middle East; just as they would still see under EU ‘legislation’ which the EU is incapable of enforcing anyway.

 

If you are British, please never vote again for the above parties; those who ‘talk’ big animal welfare concerns when really they do not give a toss; as long as they can stay in Europe, then all is fine.

 

If all EU animal welfare is fine as they claim – how about this

 

 

 

SNP Policy ?

 

 

 

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/09/04/nightmare-comes-true-for-romanian-sheep-exported-to-the-gulf/ 

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/10/18/germany-lpt-labor-concentration-camp-for-animals/ 

 

Welcome to the wonderful Lib Dem world of EU Europe:

 

 

 

Lib Dems, Labour and the SNP – parties that continue to support the abuse of animals in EU in their beloved EU; and who DO NOT respond to the evidence we supply to them.

 

Please send to Jo Swinson – Leader; Liberal Democratic Party – England.  Her wonderful vision of the EU.

UK: Television Star Pete Wicks cries over caged cubs raised for slaughter in chilling fur trade expose from Finland Investigation.

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Towie’s Pete Wicks cries over caged cubs raised for slaughter in chilling fur trade expose

 

 

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https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/towies-pete-wicks-cries-over-20639477

 

 

Reality TV star and animal lover Pete Wicks has taken part in an undercover investigation into Finland’s fur farms

Towie star Pete Wicks has teamed up with the Humane Society International to expose the cruelty of the fur trade

The reality TV star and animal lover took part in an undercover investigation into Finland’s fur farms in conjunction with HSI and Finnish animal protection organisation Oikeutta Elaimille.

He visited several sites and shared sickening footage with fans, telling them he witnessed the suffering of mink and foxes stuffed into tiny metal cages.

In the video, Pete is seen wiping away tears as he stood next to cages of crying fox cubs.

He says of the experience: “Despite having seen lots of fur farm footage, nothing could have prepared me for the suffering I saw when I investigated fur farms in Finland with HSI/UK.

“It was sickening, I really don’t believe that anyone who has seen the state of these poor animals – terrified and trapped in tiny cages – would ever wear fur again.

“It is great that the UK banned fur farming, but it doesn’t make sense that we’re still selling fur from farms like the ones I visited in Finland.

“So I hope this new footage will help HSI/UK’s #FurFreeBritain campaign persuade politicians that fur cruelty should be banned from UK shop shelves.”

Fur farming was banned in Britain in 2000, but animal products worth more than £800 million continue to be imported from overseas countries including Finalnd.

The Humane Society International is now calling on the UK to ban fur sales alltogether.

Claire Bass, Executive Director of Humane Society International/UK, who investigated the fur farms, said: “We saw a few hundred of the millions of foxes and mink trapped in miles of battery cages in Finland.

“These poor young animals exist only as vessels for their fur, as broken and tormented souls.

“We saw weeping eye infections, infected wounds, dead cubs and cannibalism; all of this suffering to provide a frivolous product that the fashion industry does not need

“It’s important for consumers, designers and politicians to see that awful reality laid bare, that despite what the fur trade tries to portray on catwalks there is nothing glamorous about fur.

“As long as the UK allows British businesses to trade in fur, we are complicit in the cruelty.

“Britain was the first country in the world to ban fur farming, now it’s time for us to finish the job and become the first country in the world to ban fur sales too.”

 

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Vietnam: Emergency Bear Rescue (of Tuan) from an Illegal Farm in Tam Duong.

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Emergency Bear Rescue from an Illegal Farm in Tam Duong

16 October 2019

At about 2pm Vietnam time Tuesday, we received an urgent telephone call from local police alerting us to the imminent confiscation of a bear from an illegal farm in Tam Duong just under 20km from our Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre in Tam Dao National Park. 

Our team sprung into action for what was to be the 210th bear rescued by our Vietnam team and brought to our sanctuary. Upon loading up the trucks, the team was swiftly on their way to the farm. What they found there was heartbreaking.

In a tiny cage whose floor was covered in faeces, we found a portly bear who had for the last 15 years — what amounts to almost his entire life — never set foot on the ground, only walking on the bars of the cage that was his prison. He had no visible food or water and was surrounded by the sounds of loud squealing pigs from the pig farm where he was held. The team on the ground decided to call the bear Tuan in honor of our fearless and pioneering Vietnam  Director Tuan Bendixsen, especially given the fact that for the first time ever Tuan could not join the rescue. Tuan also means ‘handsome’ and this big bear is certainly a handsome boy.

The farmer said that he didn’t know that the bear needed to be microchipped and so he was handing him over to the authorities who were confiscating the bear. Due to our hard work over the decades, funded by supporters around the world, we have built a great working relationship and trust with the local authorities and police which is why we were able to act so swiftly in responding to this urgent rescue.

 

Donate – https://help.animalsasia.org/page/50050/donate/1?ea.tracking.id=tuanrescue-news1-en&supporter.country=GB

 

Our Vietnam Vet and Bear Team Director Heidi Quine reported:

“The farmer has had Tuan for fifteen years, since he was a five kilo cub which is very young. That’s a bear that should have been with his mother in the wild.”

After Veterinary Nurse Kat Donaldson used honey on a stick to calm and distract Tuan, our Senior Veterinary Surgeon Shaun Thomson anaesthetised him, making it safe for the team to use bolt cutters to remove the lock on the farm cage and remove Tuan for an initial health inspection.

The brief health check  indicated that Tuan was in a fit state to be transferred to the sanctuary with the main areas of concern being his very soft paws and his excessive weight, probably brought on by being fed the same feed as the pigs on the farm.

Senior Veterinary Surgeon Shaun Thomson said:

“The anaesthetic for him when it finally set in went very smoothly. The health concerns we’ve found for him are mainly his weight and his pads on his feet, which are very soft from standing on cage bars for so long. They’re probably going to get a little bit sore and may crack before they get better as they dry out and he starts to use them, but with all the medications and equipment in the rescue centre we can manage that no problem.”

Soon after the health check, Tuan was transferred to the transport cage and the team was on the road again.

Slowed only by a herd of local cattle in the roadway, Tuan arrived back at the sanctuary just after sunset at around 6pm. He was placed in quarantine where he will be treated to a 45-day programme of enrichment to stimulate his body and mind after 15 years of cruel, damaging confinement. Although he is a big bear he is not strong so building his muscle mass will be a top priority for the team.

Our Vietnam Vet and Bear Team Director Heidi Quine, who was there throughout the rescue, said:

“Now that he’s back at the sanctuary, his quarantine begins and really a lifetime of care. And we need your help to do that. It takes a lot of resources, a lot of time, a lot of love and a lot of money to rescue these bears and make them better. It can be up to 30 years of care. We can’t do it without you and I really want to thank you. Thank you for supporting our work and thank you for anything you can generously give to help Tuan and his rehabilitation. We’ll keep you updated every step of the way.”

Over the next few months we’ll be keeping a close eye on Tuan and giving him all of the necessary health checks and treatment as well as a carefully balanced diet to help him to recover from his ordeal that has come to an end, thanks to our Vietnam team and all of our supporters across the world.

Shaun added:

“He’ll get a full health check in the next couple of months. It’s been such a privilege bringing him here today. Thanks for helping us do the job we do and getting Tuan home.”

Our new bear’s namesake our Vietnam Director Tuan Benedixsen had the final word:

“My colleagues on the ground chose to name this gentle giant, our 210th rescued bear in Vietnam, after me. I am of course, humbled  to share my name with such a special bear.

“This is just the beginning. Tuan is deeply traumatised. After all, he’s known nothing but misery and abuse his entire life. I’m so grateful to the local authorities who have entrusted us with this bear, to the Vietnamese government for working with us hand in hand to end bear bile farming by 2022, and to you for supporting us in our work to give these bears the fresh start they so dearly deserve.”

Donate – https://help.animalsasia.org/page/50050/donate/1?ea.tracking.id=tuanrescue-news1-en&supporter.country=GB

 

 

USA: Santa Fe – November Named as Vegan Awareness Month by Mayor Webber.

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As a Brit, I have (in the past) had some great times in New Mexico – wonderful people, beautiful towns, great history; not a cloud in the sky !  and a rather hot series of Balloon festivals !

Thanks to Mayor Webber for his outstanding initiative for animals and for the environment and bettering human health.     Regards Mark (WAV).

 

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Mayor Webber

 

Exciting news for Santa Fe, New Mexico residents and the vegan community as the city’s mayor Alan Webber recently named November Vegan Awareness Month. Mayor Webber hopes this action will encourage residents to explore the many delicious vegan options available in their city and by doing so, make a positive impact on the environment, their health, and animal welfare.

The proclamation highlights the many benefits of a plant-based diet, including that every day it “saves 1,100 gallons of water, 45 pounds of grain, 30 square feet of forested lands, the equivalent of 20 pounds of CO2, and one animal’s life.”

Through this initiative, Webber says he hopes to continue Santa Fe’s legacy as “a leader in water conservation and earth-friendly practices, [. . .] support[ing] people who choose a vegan diet for whatever reason” and encouraging others to “learn about plant-based eating during November and beyond.”

The Mayo Clinic and the American Dietetic Association tout the multiple health perks of adopting a plant-based diet. The ADA states that plant-based diets “are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases” and are appropriate for any age. Consuming solely fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and legumes helps lower and manage blood pressure and cholesterol and makes developing chronic heart disease less likely. Additionally, research shows that this diet “reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease.”

In addition to the powerful impact a plant-based diet can have your health and the environment, eliminating animal products means no longer contributing to the rampant cruelty farm animals endure in the meat, egg dairy industries. Animals are frequently beaten, thrown, kicked, and discarded like trash.

Male chicks in the egg industry are sometimes ground alive as they do not produce eggs and therefore are seen as unimportant. Pigs are confined to such small quarters that they are unable to move or stand. These are only a few examples of the awful conditions in which these animals must live.

We applaud Mayor Webber for this initiative and hope it will inspire more civic leaders to follow suit.

 

USA: Disturbing Footage Reveals Salmon Being Stomped On, Thrown, and Suffocated at U.S. Hatchery.

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In the first-ever undercover investigation into a fish hatchery in the United States, an investigator from animal advocacy nonprofit Compassion Over Killing worked at Cooke Aquaculture in Bingham, Maine. This hatchery raises millions of salmon each year and supplies Martha Stewart’s True North Seafood line. The investigator documented horrific treatment of salmon, including fish being thrown, stomped on, suffocated in barrels, stuck with needles, and left to die.

 

 

For salmon at the hatchery, life begins in giant metal tanks stuffed with thousands of tiny pink eggs. The dirty conditions are perfect for fungi and parasites, which grow in clumps on many of the eggs. Some babies hatch with severe deformities, while others develop them after being handled, as one worker explains: “Spinal deformity. Happens when they’re babies in B building. If you’re too rough with them, you’ll break their back and they’ll grow back like that.”

 

 

During vaccination procedures, many salmon are not properly anesthetized and thrash as workers inject them with needles. One worker says, “Once the needle’s in them and they flop, that tears a f**king huge hole in them.” Another worker describes the psychological effects of the process:

The vaccinating stresses them out, takes its toll on them. Some of them die off. Once you vaccinate them, it takes them like a week before they start eating again.

 

 

Salmon considered unprofitable are thrown away like trash. The video shows a worker tossing a fish into a giant barrel and raising his arms in triumph. Once in the barrels, salmon are left to slowly suffocate or are crushed by the weight of other fish. One worker seems to acknowledge the brutality of this treatment. “They just suffocate,” he says. “It’s so rough. Over the years you kinda get desensitized.”

 

 

Some of the fish die from infections with parasites and fungi that thrive in the filthy environment. A worker says, “They get, like, lesions and stuff from the fungus, and it kinda eats away at them and they start bleeding from that.” The undercover investigator captured footage of salmon whose faces were partially eaten away.

 

The fish who manage to survive are kept in overcrowded, stressful conditions and often underfed, which can have tragic consequences. “If the fish aren’t fed enough, they’ll actually think the little pupil on the other fish is food, and they’ll come after it and they’ll peck the eye out,” one worker explains. “You happen to see some missing eyeballs, that’s the reason.”

 

After going through all this horror, adolescent salmon are usually transported to cages in the ocean to be fattened up for slaughter. In these cages, salmon often suffer sea lice infestations and are fed a diet that includes ingredients from wild-caught fish, who are taken from increasingly depleted oceans. And because these cages are stationary, the salmon cannot flee certain dangers. Harmful algal blooms can suffocate and kill millions of fish at a time.

 

Although the aquaculture industry treats these animals like unfeeling objects, fish are complex, sensitive beings, many of whom use tools and recognize themselves in mirrors and all of whom feel pain.

 

You can make a difference for fish and other animals by choosing more plant-based meals.

 

Get started by ordering your FREE Vegetarian Starter Guide today.

https://mercyforanimals.org/disturbing-footage-reveals-salmon-being-stomped

 

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Serbian Investigations – An ‘EU Candidate Country’. Do we Expect This from EU Member States ?

 

I want to pick up again on some of our (SAV) past work in Serbia; not for any specific reason; just that it fits well into the recent post by Venus which deals with stray animals within the EU -here is the link: https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/10/14/stray-animals-abandoned-friends/   – I have also added some links and video footage at the end of this post.

Firstly, welcome to everyone and anyone who visits the site from around the globe – it is good to see you and I hope you and I hope you find our articles of interest.

Secondly, and very importantly; never judge the way of a nation by the actions of just a few folk that live there. Serbia has some brilliant animal campaigners, and it has been my pleasure over the last 15+ years to work with many of them – people who have my full respect and people that I can call friends. There are some great little private, individual shelters where people are doing everything they can for animals – check out this SAV Facebook site of ours to see what I mean: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SerbianAnimalsVoice/

 

I threw together some information about Serbian animal welfare legislation some years back – visit here for more of the same: https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/about-serbian-animals/

Today I want to track back to an issue we dealt with many years ago – that of the welfare of animals on some Serbian farms. Please remember, Serbia is currently a nation which is a ‘Candidate Country’ to join the EU. To become a member state, it will supposedly enforce all the legislation required of it under EU rules. But we know these don’t work anyway, and the EU never enforces its own legislation; as we have proven so many times with animal transport breaches over the years regarding Regulation 1/2005.

So, the (EU) rules say that all farm animals must be kept to certain standards – which is a joke really considering how many times we have helped to expose EU wrong doings in the past:

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/08/19/england-breaking-news-viva-win-against-hogwood-after-years-of-showing-pig-animal-abuse-tesco-stores-ban-meat-from-supplier-after-expose-of-conditions-and-animal-abuse/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/08/02/eu-and-germany-the-champions-of-propaganda/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/05/10/germany-the-export-champion-of-the-eu/

 

Going back; we looked into specific farm animal welfare in the past. As part of the CIWF investigation / campaign team in the past; https://www.ciwf.org.uk/ I was able to call on their extensive experience to help me with regard a few things about EU / Serbian farm animal welfare legislation. Phil helped me a lot and contributed to one of the articles I did on SAV.

Have a look at these pictures that we published at the time – taken on a Serbian farm:

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If you are / have been a meat eater in the past; would you want to eat meat that has been raised in this way ? – this is footage that was taken undercover on a Serbian farm a few years back. It is totally non compliant with EU standards; as detailed in the following links:

watch the video

http://rs.n1info.com/Vesti/a232606/Farma-krava-u-Ruskom-Krsturu.html

 

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2010/11/23/serbia-november-2010-conditions-ok-at-a-farm-according-to-serbian-veterinary-ministry-and-complaining-campaigners-dont-pressure-us/

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2017/03/08/serbia-terrible-animal-suffering-on-farm-but-serbian-agricultural-ministry-say-all-is-ok/https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2017/03/08/serbia-terrible-animal-suffering-on-farm-but-serbian-agricultural-ministry-say-all-is-ok/

 

Remember, Serbia is now a Candidate Country to become an official EU member state.

We provided our evidence and photographs to the EU Commissioner for Enlargement – Commissioner Hahn; several years ago; as a result, we were ignored; as many animal welfare groups are when they show up the EU for the non enforcement of its own EU standards. We accept that our evidence will be ignored; whilst we hear great words regarding standards coming from EU ‘mouths’.

We also provided photographic evidence of dead pigs which had literally been dumped on the roadside. See the pictures here. Why had they died ?; of what ?; and why were their bodies not disposed of in accordance with proper legislation requirements ?

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2011/12/11/serbia-dead-farm-animal-bodies-just-dumped-near-the-highway-a-perfect-food-source-for-stray-animals-a-perfect-method-of-spreading-disease-and-a-perfect-way-for-corrupt-politicians-to-keep-catchin/ 

 

Stray animals (Dogs) are a big issue in Serbia as we have recently pointed out. Do farm animal carcasses such as these pigs strewn over the roadside not act as a source of attraction for hungry and desolate stray dogs ? – the whole system fails for animals, whilst at the same time the EU opens its arms to new member states; with the ‘EU Utopia’ prophecy in which there is nothing wrong !

 

Finally, we also took the issue of Serbian live animal transport to the authorities; who were adamant that sheep exported to Israel for slaughter had not been sent live from Serbia. Some Serbian shelters were also targeted with closure if we carried on with our expose.

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2015/09/26/further-news-about-exports-to-israel/

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2015/09/18/serbia-breaking-news-serbia-exports-live-sheep-to-israel/

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2015/09/21/england-sav-now-write-to-eu-commissioner-hahn-regarding-serbia-israeli-live-animal-transport/

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Now you know why we hate live animal exports !

 

In the end, the Serbian authorities had to come clean and confirm that the sheep had been shipped live from Serbia. And just for the record, all the shelters threatened with closure by the authorities as part of this expose were left to carry on with their excellent work.

 

Remember – Serbia is a EUROPEAN NATION – we expect better animal welfare standards of it.

 

Still to come – out expose of Serbian Zoos and the terrible conditions which animals have to endure – fighting to survive daily whilst the authorities ignore meeting their legal requirements to undertake inspections.

 

Best regards to all;

For the animals – Mark.