Category: Farm Animals

The poison from the salmon farm industry

 

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Salmon has been bred for about 40 years in farms for mass consumption. These fish farms are mainly in Norway, Chile and Scotland. But you should also know that:

The aquaculture industry is growing faster than any other part of the agricultural industry and already accounts for half of the fish eaten.

Did you know that farmed salmon has been proven to be five times more toxic than any other food tested? Farmed salmon should even be one of the most toxic foods in the world and not just a disaster for the environment, but also for human health!

The salmon available here in Germany comes mostly from Norway, but salmon is one of the main import products from Canada, and it is now in Canada, in the Canadian province of British Columbia (BC), that can now be used up to 2.3 Millions of liters of a pesticide called Paramove 50 to remove sea lice from salmon in 14 salmon farms. Cermaq Norway AS is 100% owned by Cermaq Group AS, one of the world’s largest salmon and trout farms, with operations in Norway, Chile, and Canada.

The company Cermaq Group AS  has its headquarters in Oslo, Norway.

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The demand for salmon is also reflected in their breeding. More and more salmon live in confined spaces in the open net cages.

Salmon farms are generally considered a major environmental problem. Due to the high fish density, parasites such as salmon lice can multiply rapidly.  With its antennae, the lice attaches to the salmon and feeds on skin, blood and body mucus.

The pesticide Paramove 50, which stuns sea lice, is used instead of antibiotic insecticides in feeds because sea lice become resistant to antibiotics worldwide.  Not only is the chemistry used in factory farming underwater a problem, but another problem facing salmon farms is the enormous feed requirement of predator fish: While some farmed fish are able to live on a diet of corn or soybeans, others need fish to survive – and plenty of them: two to five kilograms of fish must be fed to produce one kilogram of salmon. In turn, this fish food is still traditionally caught in the sea. Feeding the fish with pork and chicken excrement is much cheaper than one with standard fish food.

Fatal Result: Aquaculture contributes to the overfishing of the oceans.

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Animal rights activists also fear a threat to the wild salmon, which can be found in this region at exactly this time. Paradoxically, salmon are farmed in fish farms, so that the wild salmon does not die out, but it is just the farmed salmon that threaten the wild salmon.

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During the epic documentary film “Fillet-Oh-Fish” by director Nicolas Daniels, a study of salmon farms on the Norwegian fjords revealed a 15 meter high layer of bacteria, drugs and pesticides. Because the farms are located in the open sea, it is impossible to control the pollution.

 

A dramatic investigation Documentary “Fillet Oh Fish” about healthy food…or maybe not? Just what exactly is inside – the Fillet of Farmed Fish!

 

According to Dr. Joseph Mercola: “Today’s fisheries face a number of serious problems, from overfishing to chemical pollution and genetic mutation through toxic exposures.”

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The catastrophic conditions of salmon farms are hushed up by the media.

“I do not recommend pregnant women, children or adolescents to eat farmed salmon. It is not clear how much toxins salmon contain and how these drugs affect children, adolescents and pregnant women, “said Drs. Anne-Lise Birch Monsen, biologist at Bergen University in Norway.

She adds that pollutants found in farmed salmon have a negative impact on brain development, are linked to autism and affect other organ systems in the body’s immune system and metabolism.

According to Living Tradition, eating more than one meal a month from a farmed salmon can increase the risk of developing cancer-causing chemicals and high dioxin levels. It is associated with many diseases including cancer, diabetes, arthritis, coronary heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

More than ever before, it is incredibly important to not only pay attention to what we eat, but also to know where it comes from and what it contains. Our health – and our lives – depend on it.

https://netzfrauen.org/2018/05/10/57695/

My comment: In fjords or bays in Norway, floating fish farms are crowding thousands of fish in confined spaces, just as in the animal tortured mass animal husbandry in agriculture.

More than 10 million tons of fish are already grown worldwide. These are mostly salmon species, which are fed with fishmeal, which is mainly supplied from South America.
The salmon, which are “produced” in such an attitude, can be bought in Germany partly in organic stores as salmon from organic farming!!!

As with any form of factory farming, diseases and parasites spread quickly. In fish farms, too, medicines and chemicals are added to the feed. All these substances are driven by the current in the sea and endanger there other animals and plants. On the seabed beneath fish farms, all life has died.

This salmon feed is mixed with a chemical antioxidant called ethoxyquin, which has been banned for years, for example, as a plant protection product in the EU.

It is a criminal economy branch, totally profit-oriented, with catastrophic consequences for the entire maritime ecosystem.

My best regards, Venus

 

 

 

 

Rabbit Farming in the EU – A Shame on EU Subsidies.

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Did you know that Rabbit farming is the No 1 farming practice in the EU ? – nations such as France, Italy and Spain.  Rabbit farming even outweighs chicken farming. Here are a selection of words and undercover video investigations from Compassion In World farming who are based in London.

https://www.ciwf.org.uk/our-campaigns/investigations/caged-farming-investigations#rabbits

 

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Our investigators documented appalling suffering, with rabbits confined in tiny cages of bare wire, causing injuries and stress, and leaving them unable to express their natural behaviours of hopping, moving freely, digging or hiding.

In many farms the cages were coated in the fur of rabbits long gone, and in some cases dead rabbits had been left to rot outside sheds in digger trucks, in the walkways between cage rows, on top of the cages or in the cages with other young rabbits.

 

 

Underneath the cages, there were mounds of faeces that in some farms generated horrifically overpowering ammonia smells and made it hard to breathe. In one farm our investigator had to wade through the waste just to check on the rabbits’ welfare, so long had it been since a clean out.

Some of the farms visited were heavily reliant on antibiotics to treat the animals and prevent disease spreading like wildfire through the cramped cages. One farm was spending €25,000 per year on treatment alone to keep the production line alive long enough to reach the slaughterhouse. Other farms didn’t even attempt to treat the sick and injured rabbits – and there were many falling victim to eye and fungal infections and respiratory conditions.

End the Cage !

 

England: Saturday 6th April 2019 – National Demonstrations Against Foie Gras Imports. Read Below for More Info.

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All pictures are from our own archive – WAV.

 

From Animal Equality (UK):

https://animalequality.org/

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On Saturday 6th April, we’ll be taking to the streets to demand a ban on foie gras imports! 

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We’ll be holding a peaceful protest outside a restaurant which serves foie gras in central London, and events will be happening in towns and cities across the country in solidarity.

If you’re interested in joining us, just click the link below and respond to our Facebook event to receive more information in the coming weeks.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1114144238787429/

Despite foie gras being illegal to produce in the UK due to the cruel force-feeding involved, we still import around 200 tonnes of it every year. Although feedback from the government about the possibility of a ban has been positive, we have yet to receive a firm commitment.

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Now is the time to up the pressure and ensure the import of this barbaric product is banned as soon as possible!

Events are taking place in Bath, Cambridge, Cheltenham, Grimsby, Peterborough, Portsmouth and Worthing, as well as the protest in London.

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Activists will be gathering petition signatures and encouraging people to send postcards to Michael Gove to show their support for a foie gras-free Great Britain.

If you’d like to organise an event near you, just email us and we’ll provide you with everything you need to make it a success!

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Thank you for your support,

Dr Toni Shephard

Executive Director – UK

 

A PETA ad:

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Best Regards – Mark.

 

 

 

 

 

Great News x2 From Belgium. Flemish Parliament approves ban on fur farming and force feeding (Foie Gras).

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https://press.gaia.be/flemish-parliament-approves-ban-on-fur-farming-and-force-feeding#

 

Press Release from our animal friends at GAIA in Belgium.

 

Flemish Parliament approves ban on fur farming and force feeding

 

Thursday, March 14, 2019 — Brussels, 14 March 2019 

“It’s a great day for hundreds of thousands of minks who suffer each year in Flanders and are gassed for their fur. Flanders will also end the cruel practice of foie gras production.”

Global Action in the Interest of Animals (GAIA) applauds yesterdays unanimous decision by the Flemish parliament to ban fur farming and force feeding for fois gras production. The members of the Flemish parliament unanimously agreed the decision proposed earlier by the Flemish government on the initiative of Flemish animal welfare minister Ben Weyts (N-VA). GAIA president Michel Vandenbosch, who was involved 30 years ago in founding the very first anti-fur association in Belgium ‘Comité Anti Fourrure’, witnessed this reward after more than a quarter of a century of actions and campaigning against the suffering and abuse of hundreds of thousands of minks and ducks. Michel Vandenbosch: “Yesterdays agreement to forbid the practice in Flanders follows bans in Wallonia (in 2015) and the Brussels Region (in 2017) and means that the entire country will be free of fur farming by 2023 at the latest. Moreover, by banning force feeding, Flanders also joins the European top when it comes to animal welfare.”

By 1 December 2023 at the latest, the last of the 17 remaining fur farms and the only company in Flanders still to force feed ducks for the production of foie gras will have disappeared. The companies concerned will receive degressive compensation from the Flemish government.  The sooner they stop, the higher the compensation will be. The government is to provide a total of 10 million euros for this purpose.

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Wallonia and Brussels already banned mink farming in their regions back in 2015 and 2017 respectively. In Flanders there are still 17 active mink farms holding an annual combined total of around 200,000 minks (mothers and young) in captivity. The animals live for 7 to 8 months in a tiny cage before being gassed and ending up as a garment or accessory in the shops. These are wild animals and display highly neurotic behaviour in captivity (incessantly jumping up and down, self-mutilation, etc.). “It pays to persist. Breeding and killing animals for their fur alone is completely outdated”, stresses GAIA president Michel Vandenbosch. “A great majority of the Flemish people shares this opinion.”

The fact there is no social support for fur production is repeatedly demonstrated in surveys. The last survey, conducted by Ipsos in 2015 on behalf of GAIA, showed that 85% of the Flemish people agreed to the ban on the breeding and killing of animals for fur.

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GAIA stepped up its fight against mink farming in Flanders over the years with numerous campaigns. In 2011, the organisation teamed up with Jean-Claude Van Damme to launch the campaign ‘The Victims’. At the end of December 2017, none other than Pamela Anderson wrote a letter to the Flemish minister Ben Weyts calling him to take urgent action on the ban.

So far a ban has been enforced in eleven other European countries: the United Kingdom, Austria, the Netherlands, Norway, Croatia, Slovenia, the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, the Republic of Macedonia, the Czech Republic and Luxembourg. Big fashion labels like Gucci, Armani, Hugo Boss, etc. are also excluding fur from their collections. The list keeps growing. “Fashion and ethics go increasingly hand in hand. We are delighted that Flanders will now contribute to a fur-free world”, says Vandenbosch.

Ban on force feeding
The ban on force feeding calls a halt to a cruel form of animal abuse in Flanders which remained in only one West-Flemish company. The Brussels Region already enforced a ban on force feeding for the production of foie gras in 2017. Resistance to force feeding is also growing across Europe: 12 European countries have already launched a formal ban or interpret the law for the protection of animals in such a way as to condemn the practice. Only 5 EU countries are still producing foie gras (France, Spain, Bulgaria, Hungary, Belgium). “We are committed to continue our campaigning in Wallonia, where 9 producers continue the use of force-feeding methods.”

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— End of press release —

 

Regards Mark

 

 

 

 

 

UK: I Animal -Do YOU Want to See The Modern Animal Farming Systems Through the Eyes of Farm Animals ? – If Yes, Read On.

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We have covered this project before but feel it is worth looking at again as the 360 degree panorama made available gives un an insight directly into the world of the animal at the facility.  At the end of this post we give details on how to view in 360 degrees if you are not familiar;

Regards Mark – WAV

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Dear Mark,

In 2016 we launched our virtual reality project iAnimal. This innovative project provides a unique and immersive view behind the scenes of the meat and dairy industries.

To see the world through the eyes of an animal, to feel their fear and desperation, to share their suffering – iAnimal has the potential to change our attitude towards animals permanently.

iAnimal is narrated by our famous animal-loving friends: Evanna Lynch, Amanda Abbington and Peter Egan. The modern 360° technology literally places the viewer in the world of a farmed animal. For many people it is a life-changing experience.

With the help of our generous supporters and volunteers, we take iAnimal to events, festivals, universities and other public places to raise awareness about farmed animal suffering.

Education is the first step to helping animals.

For the animals,

Dr Toni Shephard

Exec Director – UK.

 

WAV Comment – To Use:

 

Click on this link – https://ianimal.uk/

Click on the Yellow box – 360

Then you can hold down the LEFT button of your computer mouse, and move your mouse left, right, up or down to get a wider view of the situation.

On the left side of the screen there is a box where you can select to watch other videos if you wish.