Serbia: YOUR HELP NOW NEEDED To Write To International Serbian Embassies Global. Sample Letter and Contact Details Provided Below. Please Write and Be A Voice for Nani Today !

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We are still in the situation where the Serbian Minster is not making any decision regarding Nani

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So now we have to move on further with our campaign to free Nani deer and return Nani to Mrs. Mitic. 


The following links provide access to all Serbian embassies around the world.

To take action for Nani, please find your national Serbian embassy from the list provided above. 

Check out e mail contact details on how to write to them at the specific embassy.


Then copy the following sample letter and all the attachment links which follow it.

Please send the letter and the links to your own national Serbian embassy.

Every embassy has a legal requirement to return the issues that it has had correspondence about back to the government in Serbia.  We need to show the Serbian government that the ‘Nani campaign’ has now gone global and that Serbian Minister of Agriculture, Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic who originally had 30 days for acting in agreement to, and implementing Article 58 of Serbian Law for Animal Welfare has still taken no action in double this period.

As the Serbian Minister cannot enforce existing Serbian law, Serbia should thus not be allowed to become an EU member state.

The sample letter can also be copied to the EU Enlargement Commission at:



– Also include the links given at the end.


Dear Sir / Madam;

I am writing with the wish that my views are immediately returned to the government of Serbia – please ensure that this information is passed on.

For many weeks now a young deer named ‘Nani’ has been illegally held within Serbia by hunters who are involved with corrupt Serbian state police officials.  Nani deer was being cared for by a lady called Mrs. Mitic after the mother of the deer was shot and killed by these hunters.

The Serbian Minister of Agriculture, Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic originally had 30 days for acting in agreement to, and implementing Article 58 of Serbian Law for Animal Welfare; to enforce action and return Nani to the care of Mrs. Mitic.  She has not done this and we are now around 70 days late in having action from the Serbian Minister.  Still she does nothing.

What has she got to hide ? – why is she so incompetent that she is not able to enforce existing Serbian animal welfare law ? – she is supposed to be qualified in laws associated with animals and animal science.

Any sensible person would know that Nani must immediately be returned for permanent residence with Mrs. Mitic.

Members of the European parliament (MEP’s) have already been informed of the ignorant attitude of Serbian Minister of Agriculture, Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic in this case regarding Nani.

Minister Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic IS NOT enforcing existing Serbian law on animal welfare; ie. Implementing Article 58; thus I consider that Serbia and the Serbian government are not enforcing implementation of the ‘rule of law’ (within Serbia); this enforcement being a fundamental requirement to be shown by any member state seeking EU accession (membership).

Thus I am left with no option now but to inform my political representatives that Serbia is not worthy of EU membership until Serbian Minister of Agriculture, Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic acts positively; makes an immediate decision that Nani deer must immediately be returned to Mrs. Mitic permanently.

The name of Serbia has already been tarnished by the inaction of Minister Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic. 

So now, until she acts the correct way and releases Nani permanently back to the care of Mrs. Mitic; I will campaign to ensure that Serbia, which is not enforcing its own legislation (the rule of law); is kept out of becoming an EU member state.

Serbian Minister of Agriculture, Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic – Act immediately – free Nani deer !


Name and nationality.



End of Sample Letter.


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Serbia: Beautiful Serbian Wildlife Photographs From Zoran.

Serbian  Flag On the following link are some beautiful Serbian Nature photographs which have been sent to us from our animal campaigner friends Vesna and her husband Zoran who reside in Serbia. 

Zoran took all of the photographs, which we know you will enjoy.

To see all of Zoran’s photos; please click here:

Thanks – SAV.

Serbia: ‘Nani’ Deer Photos 19/10/14. Still No Decision From Minister – See Her Photo Below.

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 Photo – Minister , Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic – Cannot make Decisions About Animal Welfare.

Serbian Minister of Agriculture, Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic originally had 30 days for acting in agreement to, and implementing Article 58 of Serbian Law for Animal Welfare.



Now approximately 70 days later.



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Article – Speak out to save the life of baby deer ‘Nani’:


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 Photo – Minister , Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic – Cannot make Decisions About Animal Welfare.

Serbian Minister of Agriculture, Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic originally had 30 days for acting in agreement to, and implementing Article 58 of Serbian Law for Animal Welfare.



Now approximately 70 days later.



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Serbia: More Photographs From Danica of Tik, Tak and Tok.

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Please see our previous post with photos about Tik, Tak and Tok.    

Danica has now sent us some more photographs of the little ones which you can see below.

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Please give anything that you can in order to help with their veterinary costs.

At the end of this post you will find a secure link to the Youcaring;  where you can make a secure donation which is then forwarded on directly to the cats at shelter Felix.

The following is the message from Danica:

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Tik,Tak and Tok are siblings, three unwanted babies that had been living at a construction site in Belgrade since they were born. Their mother was a stray which disappeared a long time ago and they were forced to fend for themselves in that dangerous place, fed by locals but totally on their own and unprotected.

They were approximately three months old when they arrived at the shelter at the beginning of September, skinny and confused, with voracious appetites, but cuddly, curious and sweet.

Unfortunately, only one of them, a little tuxie boy named Tak, seems to be healthy. His brother Tik has a congenital birth defect, he was born with a deformed right rear leg which needs to be amputated. Their sister, a tabby and white girl we named Tok, has only one eye as her other eye has already leaked out because of some untreated infection (probably herpes, chlamydia or both) and what’s left of it will have to be removed.

Although we thought Tok also had a harelip when she was brought to the shelter (see photos at end of this post – SAV) , we’re now more inclined to believe she was actually seriously injured some time ago, as a part of her lip is missing and she doesn’t have a cleft palate.

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All three of them have fit in nicely right away and are getting stronger every day, so it’s time to start thinking about their surgeries.

The amputation of Tik’s leg and the removal of what’s left of Tok’s right eye will cost around 300 euros/$430CAD. We need all of the help we can get in order to fix the serious problems these sad and neglected babies have the best way we can and enable them to live the long and happy lives they deserve.

Every donation counts, no matter what the size!  

Photos below from our previous post (link at top) showing Tik, Tak and Tok:





Thank you – SAV / Felix shelter.

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UK / England: David Cameron Prime Minister Gives 2 Fingers To 94% Of British Public And Blocks A Ban On The Use of Wild Animals In English Circuses.



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UPDATE 17/10/14.


SAV Comment:

94% of the British public want an end to wild animals being used in travelling circuses in the UK.  On 17/10/14 the UK government led by David Cameron, Prime Minister; kicked 94% of the British public in the teeth by NOT allowing a vote to ban the use of wild animals in English circuses.

In May 2015 the  British public will have a General Election and have the opportunity to eradicate David Cameron and his Conservative Party from government.  This issue is just another example of how Cameron’s ‘rich boy’ Tory government are completely ignoring the wishes of the British general public – and instead only doing what they want to do whilst giving 2 fingers to everybody else – in this case 94% of the public !

We say ‘roll on May 2015’.  In the meantime; we will continue to expose the Cameron government for all their animal abuses; the fumbled badger killings recently being yet another example.

Congratulations to Malta for doing the right thing with circus animals today.

Fingers crossed for a ‘Goodbye David Cameron’ in May 2015.

There are plenty of clowns relating to the circus; and David Cameron Prime Minister is the biggest clown of all !!



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Cameron – The Hunter.

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17/10/14 – Now ‘Cameron The Clown’


See our previous posts on this issue going back a few years – most recent is first.

Dates for others are contained within each of the headers:

 The following is the message late today (17/10/14) from Liz Tyson; Director at the UK ‘Captive Animals Protection Society’ (CAPS):

Dear Mark,

Malta comes good for animals in circuses but Westminster lets them down again.

We were delighted this morning to hear that Malta has now passed a ban on the use of ALL animals in circuses.

We were really pleased to be able to provide advice and support to local groups in Malta who have been working hard on this campaign for years and it is heartening to see the proposals finally make it into law.

But our delight tuned to dismay at our own Government when, at the second reading of his Private Members Bill to ban wild animals in circuses, MP Jim Fitzpatrick revealed that the Government had intervened to block the proposal.

This is in spite of repeated assurances from the Prime Minister and Minister responsible for the issue that they were supportive. We told you earlier this week that a damning letter from Nick Clegg to a constituent raised alarm bells over the Government’s true intentions on this matter and it now seems that those concerns were well-founded.

We know how much you, like us, were hoping that today would be the day when we would take that important step closer to seeing an end to the cruel use of wild animals in English circuses. We know that you have worked hard alongside us to make it a reality. We also know that, like us, you won’t be giving up easily.

Just moments after the objection was raised to the Bill, we were in contact with our campaign partners and Jim Fitzpatrick MP and are now in the process of working together to challenge this new obstacle.

We won’t give in until all circuses are animal-free.

We wanted you to be the first to know about today’s news as we know that the future of wild animals currently being exploited in circuses in the UK is important to you. We are sorry that we cannot share the good news we all so wanted to hear. But we must continue.

The second reading is rescheduled again for next Friday, the 24th October. So we will be doing all we can between now and then to secure a positive result for the animals.

Thank you, as ever, for your support,
Liz Tyson, Director CAPS.

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Further reading:

This is the person – see him here ! –  Andrew Rosindell MP  -

The bill to ban wild animals in circuses has been blocked by Conservative MP Andrew Rosindell at its second reading today. This is the second time that Mr Rosindell has blocked the bill, introduced by Jim Fitzpatrick MP and championed by ADI.

It is difficult to comprehend why anyone would block this popular and long-awaited legislation, sabotaging efforts to bring the suffering of circus animals finally to an end – although Mr Rosindell has previously written a brochure foreword for the now disbanded Great British Circus, where shocking elephant abuse was exposed by ADI.

Despite his support for this outdated industry, we sincerely hope Mr Rosindell will respect his constituents’ wishes, and the will of the public and fellow MPs, and not oppose the bill at its next reading on October 24th.

Despite interventions by Mr Rosindell, the circus bill still provides the best opportunity to secure the ban ahead of the general election.


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Serbia: 17/10/14 – ‘Nani’ Deer Latest. Still No Action From Serbian Minister; But Nani Campaigners Now Take Action With EU MEP’s !

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The situation at this present time is that ‘Nani’ deer is still being retained by the hunters.  

STILL NO ACTION by Serbian Minister of Agriculture, 

Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic;

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On this post you will see the latest photographs from 16/10/14.


We are now approximately 2 months into still not having a decision / action by Serbian Minister of Agriculture, Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic; who originally had 30 days for acting in agreement to Article 58 of Serbian Law for Animal Welfare.  

We consider this shows just how chronically bad the Serbian Ministry of Agriculture is as it is still not capable of making a decision some 30 days BEYOND its final decision date under existing Serbian Law !!

SoOn 16/10/14 SAV made telephone contact with Members of the European Parliament (MEP) in London to explain the current situation of Nani and the fact that Serbian Minister of Agriculture, Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic is incapable of still making a decision on the future of Nani.

We constantly reminded MEP’s that any member state currently seeking EU Accession (membership) must be continually showing that it is ‘applying the rule of law’ with regard its own national legislation. 


Applying the Serbian rule of law is certainly not the case regarding the situation with ‘Nani’, as Serbian Minister of Agriculture, Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic originally had 30 days for acting in agreement to, and implementing Article 58 of Serbian Law for Animal Welfare.  


By not applying its own rule of law, Serbia is NOT currently meeting the membership requirements even needed to be considered for EU membership.  We again reminded the MEP’s of this situation, who are going to work further on the issue of ‘Nani’ today; 17/10/14.


Making a decision on the future of a deer is not ‘rocket science’, and yet Serbian Ministers DO NOT seem capable of doing it.  Is it a corruption issue between the Ministers, police and hunters one has to question; or is it simply that Serbian government ministers cannot and do not wish to apply existing Serbian legislation (laws) to the running of Serbia ???


Something in Serbian legislation is drastically wrong, and we suggest it starts at the top and works down, from Ministers such as (Serbian) Minister of Agriculture, Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic.


From the very start, we said that we would never give up on the issue of ‘Nani’; until Nani is rightfully returned to adoptive parent and carer Mrs Mitic.  This is still the case; until we get a decision that Nani returns to Mrs. Mitic, we will continue to show to you, and to EU MEP’s, that Serbia is NOT enforcing its own rules of law.


The Serbian government has to live with that – do they abuse their own national legislation system and continue to be shown by organisations such as us that they are certainly not worthy EU membership candidates at present; or do they implement Serbian national law, do the right this and return Nani deer to owner Mrs. Mitic.


We were informed by London on 16/10 that we would be getting an update on the situation with regard their actions in the very near future.  We will post this as applicable on this site.




Article – Speak out to save the life of baby deer ‘Nani’:


 Petition wording:

Hunters and the police took away a motherless baby deer from his home and his foster and now want to put him into a zoo. Their first plan was to slaughter him (as it is the usual practice here), but because of the public reaction the baby was saved. However he is not cared for properly. He has diarrhea and shows signs of stress and fear. He misses his caretaker very much and that feeling is mutual. The struggle to gain him back lasts for more than two weeks. Authorities are not doing their job and it may cost this baby deer’s life. Minister of Agriculture can issue an order that will bring Nani back home and there is a legitimate possibility for that however that is not happening even though Nani’s family has requested it. If Nani ends up in a zoo it will seal his life as a captive animal for good. Please help!



London, England: ‘Farms Not Factories’ – Please Sign and Take The Pig Pledge Today.


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Pig Pledge Video:

It’s World Food Day 2014 and this year we’re focusing on family farming!

Agribusiness corporations, solely motivated by profit, continue to take control of local food systems while more than a billion people in the world suffer from hunger and starvation, and another billion are overweight or obese.

We think people should be able to define their own food and farming policies. By taking and sharing the Pig Pledge you will be supporting local and sustainable food systems. Please help spread the message to encourage people to pledge to eat meat from real farms, not animal factories.

You can find out more in our new three-minute video released this week (music kindly donated by Jools Holland):

We have been engaging in online activities all week focusing on the various issues associated with factory farming. So far over 1,600 people have taken the pig pledge and we’ve had the backing of many organisations and celebrities, including Greenpeace, Stephen Fry and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. Check out our website an twitter feed and get involved in the conversation!

Please sign and share the Pig Pledge to inspire people to make better food choices that support socially and economically just farming systems.
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Netherlands / England: The Importance Of Access To Animals During Road Transport.



As you can read in the ‘About Us’ section; we have worked with Lesley and her great team at ‘Eyes on Animals’    (based in the Netherlands) many times in the past regarding live animal transport issues.

Access to animals in transport has been a massive concern of ours also and we have worked together regarding this issue for quite some time.  A couple of our past posts which deal with this issue can be seen at:

If you go to ‘About Us’, you can scroll down until you see pictures taken at Dover (UK) of ‘sealed trailers’ which are being used by Dutch hauliers / exporters to transport live sheep from the UK to mainland EU.  As you can see from the above link photos; also those below; and from the report produced by Lesley – ‘The Importance of Access During Transport’; ensuring access to animals during transport is vital.  The sealed box trailers operated by Dutch hauliers (and as seen in the following photo) in the UK do NOT provide this access.

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Above picture – A ‘sealed box’ trailer filled with live sheep arrives at Dover, UK 

Below – loaded onto the ‘Joline’ for export to Calais (photos – V. Cameron)

Below - the importance of good access to animals during transport.

To check condition, injury; provide access for food and water to be provided.

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The following is a recent report by Lesley of an incident at the Turkish border.  As you can read and see from the video, it was only because the trailer involved was fitted with access doors that the animals were able to be provided with food and water.  If ‘sealed box’ type trailers had been used instead, what would this post now be saying ? – probably that all animals had died at their delay at the border crossing due to lack of access and the inability to provide them with water and food !

Please read Lesley’s report on how important / vital good access to ALL animals being carried is vital during transport.  Here is the link to the report:


The following below is the report of the incident at the Turkish border as provided by Lesley.

As just one part of all our campaign work for bettering animal welfare during road transport; we will continue to work with our friends to make the EU aware of the current situations and to try and ensure that for the future; legislation is updated to make access to all animals during transport much easier and part of EU regulations.  We do not want animals in sealed box trailers; where drivers cannot see or gain access to sick and injured beings.  Time for change !!

Continually fighting to improve live animal transport conditions

and the animals welfare !

Mark – Founder SAV.


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Dear livestock-truck body shops, EU/DG Sanco and Member State officials, FVO, UECBV, OIE and exporters and transporters of live animals,  

(voor het Nederlands, zie hieronder)

On October 8th a truck with 28 pregnant buffalos from Piemonte, Italy arrived at the Bulgarian/Turkish border, after a journey of almost 2000km.

The Bulgarian authorities at the BIP let the truck through but it got stopped inside the border by the Turkish authorities because it did not have the correct papers. I will not go into the details of what was missing in the paper work, it is irrelevant for the purpose of this email.

The chauffeur was fortunately a competent and motivated one. He did his utmost best to get feed brought into the border, and he regularly fed and watered and checked-on each animal on board. As well, the Turkish veterinarian at the border was able to regularly check on the pregnant animals blocked inside. This was all possible because of the fact that the Pezzaioli vehicle used had many access doors on the side of the vehicle.

Please watch a short video of the buffalo’s on the truck that our Turkish inspector made while at the border :

Should the truck not have had access doors, the driver would not have been able to easily place large troughs to manually water the animals inside, and make sure that each animal was getting enough liquid and feed. Additionally, should the truck have been a closed one, the veterinarian also would not have been able to monitor the health condition of the pregnant animals and step in should one have needed an injection or treatment.

Yesterday afternoon, October 13th, after 6 days of being blocked at the border and EonA/AWF making dozens of phone calls to EU and TR authorities, he finally got permission to continue his journey to a farm in Bursa, Turkey.

I hope this incident, which occurs more regularly than one would like to believe at important border crossings, helps you understand why easy access to the animals on board is so vital to assure the welfare of the animals during all unforeseen circumstances. We ask you please to make sure all the trucks you build, approve or use have good access opportunities to the animals. It is the law but also it is useful in practice! We are pleased to hear that certain companies have installed access doors in their airco and forced ventilation trucks. We want to also insist that not only closed trucks have these doors, but also normal livestock trucks. Some are built now without side access doors and this is not smart or in compliance with the EC 1/2005.

best wishes,

Lesley Moffat – Director                                                     Iris Baumgaertner
Margreet Steendijk – Senior inspector                             Head of Inspections


DUTCH VERSION BELOW – Beste mensen, (for English please see above)

Graag willen wij het volgende onder uw aandacht brengen: Op 8 oktober kwam er een transport met 28 zwangere buffels uit Piemonte Italië aan bij de Bulgaars/Turkse grens, na een reis van ongeveer 2000 km.
De truck kreeg geen toestemming om Turkije binnen te gaan. Als reden voor het oponthoud meldt Turkije dat het veetransport niet over de juiste papieren beschikte. Op de verdere details zullen wij in deze email niet ingaan en zijn niet relevant. De chauffeur heeft zijn uiterste best gedaan om zijn dieren elke dag van eten en hooi te voorzien. Ook kon de dierenarts de dieren controleren. Dit was mogelijk, doordat de truck van Pezzaiola beschikte over veel toegangsdeuren aan de zijkant. Aub kijk naar de korte film van de buffalos op de veeauto:

Was dit niet het geval geweest, zou de chauffeur de dieren naar alle waarschijnlijkheid niet hebben kunnen voeren en met de hand een voor een water gegeven, en had de dierenarts geen mogelijkheid gehad om de buffels (visueel) te controleren. Gisteren middag, 13 oktober, kreeg de chauffeur na 6 dagen, toestemming zijn reis met als eindbestemming Bursa te vervolgen. De buffels hadden toen 6 dagen aan de grens in de veewagen doorgebracht.

U begrijpt dat wij door dit dramatische incident eens temeer overtuigd zijn van het nut en noodzaak van toegangsdeuren. Wij vragen u dan ook om deze standaard aan te brengen in alle veewagens die uw bedrijf bouwt. Alleen op die manier is het mogelijk om in dit soort situaties adequaat op te treden en de dieren de zorg te geven waar zij wettelijk recht op hebben.

Met vriendelijke groeten,

Lesley Moffat – Director                                                    Iris Baumgaertner
Margreet Steendijk- Senior Inspector                             Head of Inspections


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Above – Good trailer access – note plenty of access doors.



Petitions: Some Here But Use Click At End To See Many More.

Link and petition:

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Save New Whale Species from Extinction

Posted by Megan Eimers

Target:  Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, Secretary of Commerce at National Marine Fisheries Service

Goal:  Protect the world’s most recently discovered and highly endangered whales before they go extinct

A new species or subspecies of whale has been discovered in the Gulf of Mexico, but there are only about 50 left. A genetically distinct group of Bryde’s whales, which appear to be a new subspecies or possibly an entirely new species, is disappearing due to habitat loss caused by human threats such as oil exploration. The Bryde’s whale is the only baleen whale known to the Gulf.  Scientists would like to know more about this species, but time is quickly running out to save it.

The only known habitat of the new type of Bryde’s whale is the DeSoto Canyon, which is alarmingly close to the location of the disastrous 2010 BP oil spill. The oil industry is expected to expand in this region, and the whales have been known to be struck by the busy traffic of cargo ships in the area, putting their numbers at even greater risk.

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has petitioned the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to list this species under the Endangered Species Act before it is too late for them. The Bryde’s whale needs to be added to the federal endangered species list in order to preserve its unique evolutionary lineage. Sign the petition below to urge the NMFS to approve the petition and move forward to conserve this new group of Bryde’s whales.


Dear Dr. Kathryn Sullivan,

I am very concerned over the imperiled status of the new species or subspecies of Bryde’s whale recently discovered in the Gulf of Mexico. With less than 50 left, time is running out to study these animals and discover more about them. We need to conserve their habitat and protect this species in order to study their interesting evolutionary lineage.

I urge you to take the steps to protect these whales before it is too late, and to approve of  the petition sent by NRDC to add this species to the Endangered Species List. Thank you for your time and consideration.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit:  Rungroj Yongrit, EPA

Link and petition:

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End Barbaric Practice of Burning Bulls Alive

Posted by Ashley Rodriguez

Target: President Juan Vincente Herrera, Castile and Leon

Goal: Cancel the horrific torture and murder of bulls during the Toro Jubilo

Each November, the Toro Jubilo festival is held in Soria, Spain. During this festival, live bulls are burned to death while tied up to posts or set loose to run through the streets. They are affixed with balls of flammable tar, also called pitch, which are then set on fire. Residents of the city hold a belief that eating the flesh of these tortured animals after they are engulfed by flames will bring fertility and invincibility. Such a notion is archaic and unfathomable in today’s world: Fertility and invincibility will not result from horrific murder. Urge officials to cancel this bull run and tell them that the cultural customs and beliefs of a society are not an excuse to kill an animal, let alone in such a horrific fashion.

Bulls, like any other animal, are perfectly capable of feeling pain and experiencing emotions. Their last hours of life during this bull run are spent in immense pain and fear as they are literally burned alive. Terrified bulls run aimlessly through the streets of Soria in a blind rage of pain and fear, their faces burned off by the flames. Others remain tied up and unable to move throughout the death sentence that can last for hours. Spectators look on while the animals’ faces, bodies, and flesh are burned away until the animal is finally dead.

The fact that this practice is part of a festival and provides some type of entertainment or satisfaction for spectators is vicious. Sign this petition to stop and ban this sadistic practice immediately, as it was during the 1960’s and 1970’s.


Dear President Herrera,

I am absolutely horrified and disgusted with your city’s horrific rituals during the Toro Jubilo. No animal or being deserves to have their bodies scorched alive in a public display for human entertainment. Such acts have no place in society and serve no real purpose. Burning animals alive for fertility is inhumane, and “tradition” is not a justification for murder.

I refuse to travel to Soria while festivals such as this are still taking place. Please consider the gravity of the situation and the wellbeing of the animals being tortured while still alive and fully able to feel pain.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Stuart Yeates via Wikimedia Commons

Petition and Link:

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Dismiss Inspector Who Ignored Animal Abuse

Posted by Jennifer Schwager

Target: Dr. Bruce Archibald, President of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Goal: Demand the suspension or termination of government inspector who disregarded blatant animal abuse

An undercover investigation into the abuse of animals at a hog facility recently revealed employees kicking, shocking, and clubbing pigs. Even more shockingly, the investigation uncovered evidence of blatant complicity on the part of a government inspector, who not only allowed the abuse to continue, but even provided employees with an electric prod to use on the pigs.

In a video released by Mercy for Animals, workers at the Western Hog Exchange in Red Deer, Alberta were seen beating hogs that were sick, injured, or unable to move with bats while a Canadian Food Inspection Agency agent stood watch. In the video, the agent clearly recognizes the abuse, stating, “If anybody has a camera, this will be on the Internet.”

Each week, 40,000 live animals pass through Western Hog Exchange, a transport hub from which most of the animals continue to slaughterhouses. According to the Company’s chairman, Brent Moen, the employees seen participating in the cruelty have been fired, and an independent, third-party contractor has been hired to conduct an investigation. In addition, another inquiry is being conducted by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

While the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) says it has begun an investigation, they have not yet suspended or terminated the inspector in question. In the meantime, it is possible that the inspector is displaying the same disregard for his duty that he displayed previously. In order to ensure that CFIA inspections are effective in preventing cruelty to animals, it is imperative that the inspector is suspended from his position pending disciplinary action. Sign the petition below to demand that this negligent and incompetent inspector is suspended during the investigation.


Dear Dr. Archibald,

Evidence from a recent investigation showed a government inspector watching and allowing the beating of pigs by employees at Western Hog Exchange. At one point, the inspector is seen passing an electric prod to the employees as well as admitting recognition of egregious breaches of Canadian animal protection laws.

While the CFIA has launched an investigation, there is potential that the inspector will continue to allow abuses in other facilities until a conclusion is reached. I demand that, while the investigation is pending, the inspector is suspended from his duties, and that if the investigation finds guilt, further measures are taken, including dismissal.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Jon Sullivan via Creative Commons

Petition and Link:  

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Punish Cruel and Neglectful Pet Owners

Posted by Jackie Ip

Target: Monthian Boonthan, National Legislative Assembly Member

Goal: Impose punishments on pet owners who fail to adequately take care of animals

In Thailand, many pets are subjected to abuse and neglect by the very people who are meant to love and take care of them. Fortunately, a new piece of legislature aims to punish people who neglect, torture, or fail to properly take care of their animals. Cruelty, as defined by this bill, is any action or absence of action which causes an animal agony, disability, or death. This bill will also require owners to provide care for their pets. Failure to comply will result in a jail term of up to one year and/or a fine of no more than $600.

Pets’ owners are their entire lives. They rely on them for care, food, and love. Animals should not have to be subjected to abuse or neglect by the people who should be taking care of them. This bill will give pet owners in Thailand the push they need to become more responsible pet owners. They will have to give their animals the proper care they deserve.

If this bill passes, a high-level committee to prevent animal cruelty and promote animal welfare will be established and the lives of pets in Thailand will benefit greatly. Sign this petition and support this animal welfare bill.


Dear Mr. Boonthan,

It has come to my attention that you and many others in the National Legislative Assembly are focusing on passing an animal welfare bill that would punish pet owners who abuse or fail to provide adequate care for their pets. Many pets are suffering abuse and neglect in Thailand at the hands of the people who are meant to take care of them and I believe that this bill will change that for the better.

If this bill passes, a committee to prevent animal cruelty and promote animal welfare will be established. I believe that this, in congruence with the punishments against pet owners who neglect, abuse, or fail to care for their animals, will give pet owners in Thailand the push they need to become more responsible pet owners.

I would like you to know that you have my full support in regards to this bill. It will greatly improve the lives of pets in Thailand.


[Your Name Here]

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USA: The Fate of the Gray Wolf Lies in the Hands of Michigan Voters.




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 The Fate of the Gray Wolf Lies in the Hands of Michigan Voters

Hunting of the formerly endangered species is on the ballot. Only 630 are left in the state.

October 13, 2014 By Steve Friess

Steve Friess has written for Politico and The New York Times. He teaches journalism at Michigan State University.

Voters will determine the future political lives of a number of humans on Election Day, but in Michigan, the actual lives of gray wolves also hang in the balance. 

On Nov. 4, the people of Michigan will vote on whether to uphold or overturn laws passed by the state legislature that permit hunting of the gray wolf.

The gray wolf was on the brink of extinction 40 years ago but lost its federally protected status in 2012 as its population recovered. In Michigan, the wolves are found only in the remote, sparsely populated Upper Peninsula. The state’s Department of Natural Resources estimates there are about 630 wolves, and hunt proponents insist the predators have become a menace to livestock and domesticated pets.

Tony Demboski, president of the Upper Peninsula Sportsmen’s Alliance, said the aim isn’t to “hunt” wolves so much as “the scientific management of controlling the wolves just as we do the deer, coyotes, and bears.”

“Nobody is out to eliminate wolves,” he said. “But we have farmers who are losing livestock, people in the city of Ironwood who are scared to let their kids go to their bus stops.”

There have been no reports of wolves attacking people in Ironwood, which is on the Wisconsin border, or any other town in Michigan. An investigative series by in November 2013 found most of the incidents claimed by hunting advocates had been fabricated or exaggerated. More recently, a spate of four wolf attacks in August in the Upper Peninsula resulted in the deaths of a hunting dog and a cow, according to the DNR.

The vote is the latest battle between backers of the hunt in the Republican-dominated legislature and opponents, whose campaign is funded in large part by The Humane Society of the United States.

A bill to permit wolf hunts passed in late 2012, but the grassroots organization Keep Michigan Wolves Protected collected enough signatures to delay the law until it is voted on in the November election. By 2013, the legislature passed another bill, this time to allow the state’s Natural Resources Commission board to designate the wolf as a game species.

The result of that bill was a six-week wolf hunt in late 2013 in which hunters killed 22 wolves—about half the limit set by NRC. Earlier this year, Keep Michigan Wolves Protected turned in enough signatures to freeze that bill too and put it on the Nov. 4 ballot.

“When the first bill was introduced in October of 2012, I immediately heard from people in U.P. [Upper Peninsula] who were horrified that the wolves had just began to recover and now would be hunted,” said Jill Fritz, chairwoman of Keep Michigan Wolves Protected. “And then the second law was passed for the sole reason of circumventing a voter referendum after we stopped the first one.”

Still, it’s unclear whether banning wolf hunts at the ballot box will be enough to protect the animals.

This summer, the Michigan legislature approved a “citizen-initiated” bill that confirmed the NRC’s power to name the gray wolf a game species and establish hunts. It was forwarded to the state with the necessary 275,000 signatures organized by the group Citizens for Professional Wildlife Management.

Because lawmakers added an appropriation requirement that the state spend $1 million on fighting Asian carp and other invasive species, it cannot be repealed by referendum.

Fritz’s group is suing to block the law as unconstitutional, and courts are expected to consider the issue in early 2015.


SAV Comment:

Please vote to ensure protection for the future of this wonderful animal.





Serbia: Gen.Sekretarijat Predsednika Srbije je molio Ministra poljoprivrede da postupa,ali- bez efekta

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From: epar

To: Ministar Policije ; premijer A.Vucic ;

Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 10:20 AM

Subject: Fw: danas je Nani vidno neraspolozena. Nije cak ni htela zelenisa koje sam poneo sa sobom. Ne znam sta joj daju ovi , ali se da videti da je mrsava. Jednom je Slavica, na pocetku ove borbe, rekla da ce ipak u Srbiji biti svetla na kraju tunela. Ja


Ima li svetla na kraju tunela ?  ili je ovaj nas mracni tunel kruzni ?

Molimo vas da se u skladu sa svojim kompetencijama,zakonskim pravima i obavezama i vi ukljucite u ovaj veoma ozbiljan predmet u kojem se vide pogazeni zakoni i Ustav Srbije.

Zasto administracija :Ministar poljoprivrede,cuti od 9.9.2014.? nakon sto joj je 10.8.2014.stigla Molba Dragane Mitic da joj dozvoli da zadrzi svoje lane .

Zasto policija stiti svoje sluzbenike koji dokazano nezakonito rade?

Da li Drugostepeni organ Sluzbe unutrasnje kontrole MUP RS koji postupa po Pravilniku o prituzbama na rad policije, postupa po EPAR-ovoj Prituzbi na rad Prvostepenog organa?

Zasto RVI u Srbiji nezakonito rade?

Zasto Lovne inspekcije nezakonito rade?


1.8.2014. lovci LU `Hajduk Veljko`,Cicevac,su uz asistenciju policije PS Cicevac oteli lane koje po zakonima Srbije i po zakonima prirode pripada porodici Dragane Mitic koja ga je izbavila iz kome u kojoj ga nasao samog s 450 gr tel mase  sused beruci gljive u sumi.Ova pitoma jedinka divlje zivotinjske vrste koja ,ostavsi bez svoje prirodne majke,od rodjenja zivi u zarobljenistvu ,je po zakonima Srbije i po zakonima prirode( jer lane prezivljava samo uz prirodnu ili zamensku majku) vlasnistvo Dragane Mitic koja je sticajem okolnosti : zamenska majka laneta Nani u Cicevcu.

Sve dokaze u predmetu Cicevac smo vam dostavili, ne zelimo vas opterecivati ponavljanjem slanja ogromnog dokaznog materijala,ali  ako zelite ponovicemo ili poslati CD s dokaznim materijalom.

S postovanjem

EPAR /Alijansa za zastitu prirode,prava zivotinja i prava ljudi

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England: CIWF Expose The 320 Million + Rabbits Kept In Factory Farm Conditions In Italy, Greece, Czech Republic, Poland and Cyprus. Please Sign The Petition and Watch The Video – End Rabbit Cages In The EU.



SAV Comment

Around 320 MILLION Rabbits are kept in battery cage conditions in certain nations of the EU.  Its time to stop this and act now.  Please watch the video (links given below) and see the squalid conditions and suffering that these animals have to endure.

End the cage now – please sign the petition via the link given below.

Thanks – Mark


We have just signed Compassion in World Farming’s petition.

I think it might be of interest to you. Compassion want to end the use of cages in rabbit farming in Europe.

Rabbits are the most caged farm animal in the EU – over 330 million are farmed for meat every year. And almost all of these are caged.

Will you help us to End the Cage Age?
Sign the petition here:  

See undercover video at:

OR watch on Youtube at:  



Through the summer of 2014, Compassion’s Investigation Unit operated undercover in 16 separate rabbit farms throughout Italy, Greece, Czech Republic, Poland and Cyprus. What they found was appalling.

Since Compassion’s initial undercover work on Europe’s rabbit farms in 2012, we have made real progress identifying humane alternatives to barren cages. But, sadly, this year’s wide-ranging investigation revealed just how far from humane most of Europe’s rabbit farms are right now.

Time and again, our team found unspeakable welfare conditions, the most barren environments imaginable, and hotbeds for disease, dependent on the routine use of antibiotics just to keep animals alive.

The video footage and some of the images from the investigation may shock you, but this only goes to highlight why we need to act.

Please take the time to sign the petition. Call on the European Parliament and all 28 European Agriculture Ministers to demand legislation to end the use of cages in rabbit farming.

It’s time to act! 








England: Just Days Before A Crucial Wild Animal Circus Animals Vote In Parliament; Deputy PM Nick Clegg Does A U Turn On His High Wire !!!



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SAV Comment:

Here we go yet again – the ‘other’ part of the UK coalition government who are now telling us there are more important things to be done.  And this from the man who has a 7% popularity vote from the public this week ! – would you not think (as a so called ‘Liberal’) that he would realise that there are many votes to be won out there from a party that shows interest and action for animals ?

Cameron and Clegg – two useless ‘don’t give a toss about animals’ peas from the same pod ! – but as CAPS say below – “But all is not lost! Jim Fitzpatrick’s Private Members’ Bill has its second reading in Parliament this Friday.

 If the initiative is successful, the ban could be introduced in spite of the Government’s failure to act”.


Wham bam – Gosh !!

2 Hypocrites Who Want Your Vote In May 2015 !

Two Useless BatPeas (Cameron and Clegg) From the Same Dreary (Non Animal welfare) BatPod.


“Animal advocates from CAPS and campaign partners at the Born Free Foundation have today expressed their shock at indications from the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg of a back-track on the promised ban on wild animals in travelling circuses in England”.

Said Liz Tyson, Director of CAPS:

We have heard time and time again that the Government is still committed to introducing the ban before the next general election but this most recent communication from Nick Clegg appears to tell a different story. We are urging anyone concerned about the continued use of wild animals in circuses in this country to take urgent action and ask their MP to support Jim Fitzpatrick’s Bill, which will have its second reading in Westminster on Friday 17th October”.

Said Chris Draper, Programmes Manager for Captive Wild Animals at the Born Free Foundation:

We have been concerned for some time that the Government does not intend to fulfil its promise to ban wild animals in circuses, and this latest indication does little to settle our fears. We are in a bizarre situation where the public and Parliamentarians have been united in favour of a ban for some time, but our elected Government continues to stall. And all the while, wild animals such as tigers and zebras continue to be hauled around England. We are calling on the Government to make good on their promise and take action now to end this outdated practice.”


Just days before MP Jim Fitzpatrick’s Bill to ban the use of wild animals in English circuses is given its second reading in the House of Commons, a concerning letter penned by Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, has arrived at CAPS HQ. 

In it, and despite repeated assertions that the promised ban is still very much on the Parliamentary agenda, Clegg states that he “understand[s] why it was felt that other policy issues had to take priority for the final parliamentary session”. We are deeply concerned that this indicates that the ban has been shelved by the authorities. 

But all is not lost!

Jim Fitzpatrick’s Private Members’ Bill has its second reading in Parliament this Friday. If the initiative is successful, the ban could be introduced in spite of the Government’s failure to act.

This is the final push!

We have just a few days to make out voices heard. Please ask your friends and families to get involved by writing to their MPs. It takes a few moments and could make the world of difference. Click here to write now.

Tell me more about the Bill!

Thank you, as ever, for your support,

Liz Tyson, Director

P.S. We have just a few days to make our voices heard. Please act now!

Our mailing address is:

Captive Animals’ Protection Society

PO Box 540


Manchester, Registered charity 1124436M5 0DS

United Kingdom
Add us to your address book






Serbia: Felix Shelter – Winter Is Just Round The Corner – Please Donate To Keep Us Warm With Full Tummies !!

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USA: October 12-18 Is ‘Wolf Awareness Week’. Please Give Your Support To ‘Defenders of Wildlife’.




This post is created to support the work of Defenders of Wildlife;

Please support the efforts to help and protect the beautiful wolf as much as you can.

All the following is reproduced directly from our friends at Defenders of Wildlife:

Celebrate ‘Wolf Awareness Week’ – October 12-18 2014.;jsessionid=EAA35E7D8A96F1FB158B881F6F5CDD67.app220a?pagename=savewolves_homepage

America‘s wolves need our help!

America’s wolves were nearly eradicated in the 20th century. Now, after a remarkable recovery in parts of the country, our wolves are once again in serious danger.

Federal sharpshooters are preparing for aerial wolf killing in Northern Idaho.

In Montana, the anti-wolf Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife are offering a $100 bounty per dead wolf.

Wyoming is moving forward with a plan that would allow wolves to be shot on sight across much of the state, including in National Forests and in some of the best available gray wolf habitat in the state.

Politicians in the Southwest are preventing the release of Mexican gray wolves into the wild – despite critically low wolf numbers that threaten a second extinction in the wild for these rare wolves.

Learn more:

Learn more about:


The Impact of the Endangered Species Act on Wolves

Litigation to Protect Wolves

Regional wolf conservation efforts

Innovative wolf compensation program

Proactive work with ranchers to prevent livestock killing


What You Can Do

Take Action

Donate Now to Help Protect Wolves

Sign up for our Enewsletter and Alerts

Subscribe to our Wolf Action Alerts in your favorite feedreader.

Get Involved in Your Community

….and much, much more. See our Wildlife Action Center for more ideas!


Here are more things you can do right now to help protect wildlife:

Adopt an animal.

Visit our Wildlife Adoption Center and choose from over 30 animals to adopt! Enter discount code SVA10 to receive 10% off all of your wildlife gift adoptions.

Give a little each month.

Our monthly giving program provides the vital source of funds we need to help meet wildlife emergencies. Join today!

Defenders of Wildlife can be contacted at:

1130 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036








England: Jane – Live Export Protest Hero !! – Always Has Been; Always Will Be.




I have had the pleasure of knowing Jane for 25+ years – throughout our live export campaigning.

Dedicated to the end; a magnificent voice for all animals everywhere.

Thank you Jane.

Mark x

Watch the video of recent Ramsgate exports (of British sheep) by clicking on the following:


England: I Think We Need A Time Out !



One of my all time favorite bands – The Strangles – see this live !!  

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Mexico: Horses eviscerated alive for fun.



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Horses eviscerated alive for fun.

To: Enrique Peña Nieto. President of Mexico., Rolando Zapata Bello, Governor of Yucatan, Mexico.

The petition is really important and could use our help. Click here to find out more and sign:


Petition at:       



To the president of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto. Mr. President, you can stop this. For the sake of Mexico you need to stop the “Torneo de Lazo” in Yucatan. To witness this level of violence promotes more violence. Your country is already punished by an ever increasing wave of violence. The people of Mexico are suffering this violence every day. Tourism in Mexico is suffering the effects of this violence by the decreasing numbers of tourist visiting Mexico because of it. Torneo de Lazo only adds to a tarnished image that you as president must improve. Besides repairing Mexico’s image this is the decent and humane thing to do. We expect you to do the right thing. The murder and torture of innocent animals should not be entertainment for your people. This is neither culture nor tradition, this is public, shameful sadism. The people who organize and participate in “Torneo de Lazo” must be sanctioned severely. This spectacle is horrible and cruel. Please stop it now.

Why this is important to me

The pain and suffering inflicted on the horses is immense. The fact that this is a “public event” witnessed by all, including children is very harmful to all. THIS EVENT TEACHES THAT VIOLENCE AND CRUELTY IS FUN.

They call it a feast. In the state of Yucatan, Mexico there is a “rodeo” type event called “Torneo de Lazo” where bulls ram horses and eviscerate them. THIS CAUSES A VERY HIGH LEVEL OF PAIN TO THE HORSES. These horses usually collapse and while still alive continue to get trampled by bulls and other horses during the length of this violent and cruel event where horsemen try to lasso the running, charging bulls (the bulls are specifically bred and trained to ram horses).

Although it is against the law, this is only in name. Mexico’s federal government as well as the local authorities do nothing to stop this. This event takes place state wide all year round.

Please demand the Mexican government to put and end to this barbaric event.





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Breaking 9/10/14 – LEGO Blocks Shell Because Of Its Plans To Drill In The Arctic Next Year.

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I just got some amazing news.

As a direct result of our campaign, LEGO has announced that it will not renew its contract with Shell. 

Over a million people around the world called on LEGO to drop its partnership with Shell because of Shell’s plans to drill in the Arctic next year. Here in the US, supporters like you signed petitions, made your own LEGO protest signs using the “Protest-o-matic,” and showed up in LEGO costumes at the flagship store in New York City. Thank you!

And it worked! With this announcement, the writing is on the wall: companies like Shell that contribute to climate change and destroy beautiful places like the Arctic won’t be able to hide behind beloved names like LEGO. 

Please make a donation today to protect the Arctic and other amazing ecosystems.

Shell is still sticking with its plans to drill in the Arctic next year.

The company is not giving up, and neither can we. 

Shell has shown over and over again that it cannot be trusted to drill safely in a fragile and important area like the Arctic Ocean. When it tried in 2012, its rig ran aground, one of its ships caught on fire, and the Environmental Protection Agency found that it was in violation of the terms of its permit.

We can’t protect the Arctic without you. Give today to support our global work to protect the planet, including the Arctic.

So far, over 5 million people have taken action for the Arctic, and today’s victory is proof of the power of our movement. But next year we will need to aim even higher and go even further if we are going to protect the Arctic once and for all.

This is just the beginning. We will use every tool in the toolbox to keep Shell from drilling in the Arctic next year. We’ll work to make sure the Obama administration holds Shell to strict safety standards. We’ll use investigative research to shine a bright light on Shell’s plans. And of course, we’ll be educating and mobilizing millions of people to stand up for the Arctic.

To do all this and more, we need your support. Greenpeace doesn’t take any money from corporations or governments. Victories like today’s happen only because people like you make them possible. Please give today.

For the Arctic,

Tyler Sanville
Greenpeace USA Arctic Campaigner

P.S. Today’s victory is amazing, but there’s so much more work to do to protect the Arctic. Please make a donation today.




Global: News; Shorts; Petitions; Video; And Why ALL Slaughterhouses MUST Have CCTV Installed.



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Captain Paul Watson:  Legal Victory in the Faroe Islands

The Danish Court in the Faroe Islands has ruled that the seizure of the British registered Sea Shepherd vessel “Spitfire” by the Danish Navy was illegal. The “Spitfire” has been ordered returned to Sea Shepherd U.K.

The Prosecutor has appealed the court’s decision and the court will decide tomorrow to accept or reject the appeal. The Faroe Islands police presently hold four Sea Shepherd boats. 1. Spitfire. 2. Loki. 3. B.S. Sheen. 4. Mike Galesi.

Sea Shepherd expects all the boats will be released as the charges are minor punishable by relative small fines and the boats are worth considerably more than the fines. Sea Shepherd will be pushing the issue of the deportation of Europeans from the Faroes with the European Parliament.

Sea Shepherd will also be challenging the European Parliament to demand compliance with European regulations protecting cetaceans as a condition for the Faroes to continue receiving subsidies from the European Union.

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Great news! All across the United States, people who seriously abuse animal companions are more and more often receiving jail time rather than a slap on the wrist. While we’re not mentioned in this great first article link below, IDA frequently offers rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of animal abusers. We’ve had success as well. In one very recent instance, we offered a $2500 reward after 920 chickens were found bludgeoned to death on a California factory farm and the next day four people were arrested in connection with this crime.

You can read the article about jail sentencing here:

You can read about the successful reward offer for the chickens here:

Here are the two most recent instances of abuse where we’re still hoping to locate the perpetrators.

Please help us if you’re local to either case by sharing the information:


Animal Experimenter Resigns in SHAME

They were left under heat lamps and heat pads for hours, completely forgotten by negligent staff and later found with third-degree burns. Their burns were so bad that their skin had peeled off and muscle was slipping off their bones.

Not only that, but while investigating this cruelty, PETA was able to snag proof that Charles Rupprecht, then-chief of the CDC’s rabies program, injected monkeys with a dangerous strain of rabies without protecting his staff from the disease.

The good news? Charles Rupprecht has been banned from all CDC animal laboratories and, because of PETA’s investigation, was forced to resign from his associate dean position at Ross University!

The animal abusers may run, but because of rock stars like YOU, they cannot hide. And PETA means business. The CDC’s negligence has been exposed to the world, and now we’re looking at you, National Institutes of Health.

Let’s make sure that no more monkeys ever suffer again. Tell the National Institutes of Health to STOP psychologically traumatizing baby monkeys now.



Petitions – protests – sample letters



What This Lab Does to Babies Will Break Your Heart – That horror has to stop!

Was dieses Labor Babies antut bricht einem das Herz – Dieser Horror muss aufhören!


End Dolphin Slaughter in Japan


Fight the Dog Meat Trade


Abolish the Dog Meat Trade in the Philippines 

Connecticut: Take a Stand Against Puppy Mills


Alert: Save Yellow-billed Cuckoos from Extinction


Exploited Lemurs in Arizona Need Your Help!


Help Abused Performing Animals


Charge Rutherfordton NC Shelter Employee For Leaving A Dog In The Truck For Several Days!


Punish Serial Cat Killer Who Burned Kittens to Death




Investigation into dog deaths, 20 dogs die at boarding facility


Angela Merkel: Abschaffung der Tötungslager für Hunde in den Balkan-Ländern und allen anderen Ländern[]


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Stoppt den Horror für die Schafe!


Tell fishery managers to protect the Bering Sea, not destroy it;jsessionid=03B2E7DD0C9EF2E29A7158FA1EA1DCF3.app325a?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=1041&autologin=true&utm_source=email&utm_medium=launch&utm_campaign=oceanspetition


Keep the Oil and Gas Industry Away From the Pawnee;jsessionid=EFF3EBDE062FBFDA885DFE6DCC20960D.app325b?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=717&autologin=true#.VDQ9TxaHiYY


Tell DOE: Not one more taxpayer penny for new nuclear power!


Protect the right to vote


TAKE ACTION: First witness testifies in ALRB hearing and already a police report has been filed over attempted witness tampering


Ask your MEPs to support European legislation for CCTV in abattoirs.

Bittet Eure Abgeordneten, die europäischen Rechtsvorschriften für die Videoüberwachung in Schlachthöfen zu unterstützen.

Europe-wide video surveillance at slaughterhouses and documentation

Europaweite Videoüberwachung an Schlachthöfen und Dokumentation

All EU residents are urged to contact their MEPs calling for a MANDATORY CCTV IN ALL SLAUGHTERHOUSES making sure animal welfare laws are applied. Unstunned slaughter and any other cruelty against animals must be abolished once and for all.

Only our concerted efforts and determination will make this happen. We are not alone – the JANE GOODALL INSTITUTE and well over 100 organisations are supporting our demands for such a law. Please contact your MEPs and urge them to act. Thank you!

LISA BOLDIZSAR (Austrian spokeswoman) and

MARTINA PATTERSON (German spokeswoman)



To all the meat-eaters, vegetarians and vegans!
The cruel conditions in the slaughterhouses need to be changed urgently!
Please vote for the helplessly delivered slaughter animals.
An alle Fleischesser, Vegetarier und Veganer!
Die grausamen Zustände an den Schlachthöfen müssen dringend geändert werden!
Bitte gebt Eure Stimme für die hilflos ausgelieferten Schlachttiere.
Auf unserer Webseite sind weitere Links zu unserer Petition in verschiedenen europäischen Sprachen ,
“Mein Beitrag” zu einer tierleidfreien Welt”

Do you work in an abattoir? Get in touch.
If you are one of these workers we want to hear from you.
PETA Deutschland

Ohne viel Schnickschnack zeigt Euch dieses 5-Sekunden-Video, warum man auch auf Bio-Fleisch besser verzichtet.



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Ein Virus namens “Menschheit”

Out of sight…out of mind…


Le modèle alimentaire français : l’élevage des cochons

USA: Install Video Cameras in Slaughterhouses and Factory Farms


Horror at halal slaughterhouse:
Shocking undercover film shows the ‘needless suffering’ of livestock that are butchered without being stunned first


A Shocking List of Companies Who Still Test on Animals

Will you continue to use the above products, even if they test on animals? NO!
Do you believe that animal testing is necessary? NO!


Voting against the cruel treatment of Galgos in Spain

Pour l’interdiction de la chasse avec les Galgos en Espagne
Abstimmung gegen die grausame Behandlung von Galgos in Spanien
Es hat mit der Jagd mit den Windhunden in Spanien zu tun… äußerst grausam für die arme Hunde, die so oder so auf der Strecke bleiben. Nach unsäglichen Misshandlungen werden sie auf verschiedene Art & Weisen am Ende der Jagdsaison umgebracht… Einfach klicken auf VOTE. Damit stimmen wir für das Verbot dieser Barbarei in Spanien. Bitte weiter sagen. Bitte täglich weiterklicken! Die Anzahl der Stimmen wächst kaum. Danke!

Sir Paul McCartney Narrates ‘Glass Walls’


Das Klagen der Kühe – Schulversion!


And Then Came Man – Check it Out.


The Faces of Animal Research


Tierversuche ? – Ein animierter Aufklärungsfilm


My story …


The ‘Humane Slaughter’ Myth


Slaughter animals, their last way:

Why Are These People Crying?


Pferdetransport – Quälerei ohne Grenzen


She’s Alive… Beautiful… Finite… Hurting… Worth Dying for!


The price of milk (explain this…)

This film should be seen by the entire world!


Undercover Investigation at Hy-Line Hatchery–faib7to


GMO A Go Go: An Animated (and Satiric) Short Film


Cry of the innocent – ein berührendes Video über den Pelzhandel -

Pelz? 60 Sekunden, die jeder gesehen haben sollte /


Viele Menschen glauben, dass Pelztiere nur in Pelztierfarmen in China leiden. DAS IST

NICHT SO! Sie leiden kläglich in Pelzfarmen weltweit. Dies ist ein Screenshot des Videos eines analen Stromschlags in einer Pelzfarm in Illinois. Sie sterben nicht sofort, sie gehen in einen Schockzustand, während ihre Innereien grundsätzlich vom Strom “gekocht” werden. SEHEN Sie sich das VIDEO an:





Netherlands / UK: Footage of Live British Sheep Exported By Dutchman Onderwater To Mainland EU.


Video below taken at Ramsgate harbour, Kent, England – the current UK port through which British animals are exported to mainland Europe by Dutch exporter J. Onderwater.  

 9/10/14 – We are STILL awaiting our written response from EU Commissioner Borg !


Past SAV posts:


Serbia: ‘Nani’ Latest 8/10/14 – Still Serbian Minister Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic Is Incapable Of Decision Making; 30 Days later Than the Deadline Date !!

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Article – Speak out to save the life of baby deer ‘Nani’:


 Petition wording:

Hunters and the police took away a motherless baby deer from his home and his foster and now want to put him into a zoo. Their first plan was to slaughter him (as it is the usual practice here), but because of the public reaction the baby was saved. However he is not cared for properly. He has diarrhea and shows signs of stress and fear. He misses his caretaker very much and that feeling is mutual. The struggle to gain him back lasts for more than two weeks. Authorities are not doing their job and it may cost this baby deer’s life. Minister of Agriculture can issue an order that will bring Nani back home and there is a legitimate possibility for that however that is not happening even though Nani’s family has requested it. If Nani ends up in a zoo it will seal his life as a captive animal for good. Please help!


Hi Mark

todays pics news : there is no news in case Nani.

It is not normal from 10.8.2014. to today- no one  official word from nobody here.

Situation is too long for Nani deer and poor Cameroon female – she is the only goat which has now not been killed by the hunters. 





We at SAV are sending the pictures of Nani taken every time to the EU.

We have also been in contact with the EU regarding the situation and the Serbian Law of animal welfare in relation to making a decision about what was going to happen to Nani.  We are now almost 2 months into still not having a (still) lack of decision / action by Serbian Minister of Agriculture, Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic; who originally had 30 days for acting in agreement to Article 58 of Serbian Law for Animal Welfare.  

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Above – Serbian Minister of Agriculture, Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic

We consider this shows just how chronically bad the Serbian Ministry of Agriculture is as it is still not capable of making a decision some 30 days BEYOND its final decision date under existing Serbian Law !!

We will continue to take pictures, publish them on SAV and also send them to the EU for as long as it takes.  We will continue to show the dramatic inability of Serbian Minister of Agriculture, Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic, to make any decision, until she does the right thing and makes a decision to send Nani deer back to Mrs. Titic; the adoptive parent.












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England: Tell UK Prime Minister Cameron He Does NOT Represent You – Ban Halal Slaughter In The UK.




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Bring on the May 2015 General Election !!





England: The Use of Wild Animals In Circuses Could Be 10 Days Away – Please Take Action Now !


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Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

The second reading of Jim Fitzpatrick’s Bill to ban the use of wild animals in circuses was blocked on the 5th September in the House of Commons. This is common practice and something which is disappointing, but not unexpected.

The second reading has been rescheduled for the 17th October, and that day is fast approaching!

If you have not done so yet, please write to your MP to ask them to support the Bill at its rescheduled second reading on the 17th October.

Please click the link below to find the email address for your MP now and send that email before it’s too late!

YES! I want to take action now!

Background to the Bill

On the 3rd September 2014, Jim Fitzpatrick MP brought forward his “Ten Minute Rule Bill” to ban the use of wild animals in English circuses.

The “first reading” carried out in Parliament is the first of a number of steps needed if we are to see Jim’s Bill become the long-awaited law which will see an end to the suffering of wild animals exploited by the circus industry. The Bill passed on that day to the second reading stage unopposed, which is promising news, but there is still much to be done

It is widely accepted that Bills introduced by backbench MPs are notoriously difficult to get onto the statute book so it is absolutely vital that we take every step possible to support the Bill before its second reading on the 17th October.

That’s why we are asking you to write immediately to your MP to ask them that they support Jim Fitzpatrick’s Bill to ban wild animal circuses.

Please click the link to find the email address for your MP now and send that email before it’s too late!

YES! I want to take action now!

Said CAPS Director, Liz Tyson:

“Despite promise after promise, the government has failed to come good for the animals still being exploited daily by UK circuses. This is an opportunity to make our voices heard. We know that you have written time and time again to officials on this issue but we need you to do it again. Please act now if you haven’t already”.

CAPS and campaign partners at the Born Free Foundation, British Veterinary Association and the RSPCA, along with other animal protection groups and individual campaigners, have worked to see this ban implemented for decades.

As part of a joint initiative in the last few months, over 2,000 emails have been sent from CAPS supporters to David Cameron and Nick Clegg asking them to honour the government’s promise to ban.

A public consultation in 2010 saw 95% of respondents calling for an end to the use of wild animals in circuses.

You can write to Cameron and Clegg too, by using the link below.

Please do it now – less than 10 days remaining !







Serbia: Felix Shelter Babies – Tik,Tak and Tok.

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Danica Mirkovic Shelter Felix

Please, share and help if you can!

Tik,Tak and Tok are siblings, three unwanted babies that had been living at a construction site in Belgrade since they were born. Their mother was a stray which disappeared a long time ago and they were forced to fend for themselves in that dangerous place, fed by locals but totally on their own and unprotected.

They were approximately three months old when they arrived at the shelter at the beginning of September, skinny and confused, with voracious appetites, but cuddly, curious and sweet.



Unfortunately, only one of them, a little tuxie boy named Tak, seems to be healthy. His brother Tik has a congenital birth defect, he was born with a deformed right rear leg which needs to be amputated.

Their sister, a tabby and white girl we named Tok, has only one eye as her other eye has already leaked out because of some untreated infection (probably herpes, chlamydia or both) and what’s left of it will have to be removed.

Although we thought Tok also had a harelip when she was brought to the shelter, we’re now more inclined to believe she was actually seriously injured some time ago, as a part of her lip is missing and she doesn’t have a cleft palate.

All three of them have fit in nicely right away and are getting stronger every day, so it’s time to start thinking about their surgeries.

The amputation of Tik’s leg and the removal of what’s left of Tok’s right eye will cost around 300 euros/$430CAD.

We need all of the help we can get in order to fix the serious problems these sad and neglected babies have the best way we can and enable them to live the long and happy lives they deserve.

Every donation counts, no matter what the size!  



Serbia: TREĆA DOPUNA, 06.10.2014. na Druga Dopuna 5.10.2014.

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Click below to see the official letter:

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From: epar oipa-serbia

To: premijer A.Vucic ; ; ; ; ; ; Ministar Policije ; Direktor policije ; Uprava kriminalisticke policije ; Min.polj. Kabinet ministra

Cc: RVI Rasinski okrug ; Sanja Celebicanin ;

Sent: Monday, October 06, 2014 12:17 AM

Subject: TREĆA DOPUNA, 06.10.2014. na Druga Dopuna 5.10.2014.: Prijava, Bezakonje, kršenje Ustava i ljudskih prava 4.10.14.radi Utvrdjivanja Činjeničnog Stanja i Zahtev Za Smenom Ministra Poljoprivrede i Načelnika RVI Kruševac

Republika Srbija

Vlada Republike Srbije

Premijeru gosp. Aleksandru Vučiću na postupanje
Potpredsednicima Vlade RS na postupanje

Kabinet prvog potpredsednika Vlade i ministra spoljnih poslova Ivice Dačića,

Kabinet potpredsednika Vlade i ministra građevinarstva, saobraćaja i infrastrukture Zorane Mihajlović,

Kabinet potpredsednika Vlade i ministra trgovine, turizma i telekomunikacija Rasima Ljajića

Kabinet potpredsednika Vlade i ministra državne uprave i lokalne samouprave Kori Udovički

Ministru unutrašnjih poslova , gosp.Nebojši Stefanoviću, na postupanje 

Direktoru policije, gosp. Miloradu Veljoviću , na postupanje

Načelniku Uprave kriminalističke policije,  na postupanje

Dopunjavamo prijavu konstatacijom da resursi Ministarstva poljoprivrede i zaštite životne sredine nisu partijski  plen SPS , da može I dalje da radi ko šta hoće i dalje crpi javni novac i presipa u bezdane  i  crpi prirodne resurse Srbije,  te s toga  Vlada RS, na čelu sa premijerom i potpredsednicima Vlade  mora da izvrši nadzor nad radom i zakonitošću rada ministarke  gosp. Snežane Bogosavljević -Bošković I probudi je iz komatoznog stanja nečinjenja I nezakonitog činjenja zaposlenih  u tom ministarstvu,  ili je smeni sa te funkcije.

Načelnik RVI Kruševac nam se smeje u lice i kaže, ma  pišite šta hoćete, …..briga je otrpilike, .po  prijavama ne postupa ,ili postupa mimo zakona, ne dostavlja odgovore,  neće da primi prijavu i nikom ništa, a takvo bezobrazno  ponašanje dolazi samo od zaštite ministra i Uprave za veterinu koja godinama održava  haotično stanje u toj oblasti izlažući i građane opasnosti od zaraza, kao i životinje.

Činjenično stanje je da se u ovom ministarstvu ne menja ama baš ništa godinama, isti ljudi sede I dalje krše Zakone RS I dalje oštećuju budžet RS I mnogo koštaju poreske obveznike za sav haos I korupciju koju održavaju sistematski a  korupcionaški zidovi su neprobojni za nas kao NVO.

Ministarka Snežana Bogosavljević -Bošković je partijski kadar SPS-a. Ukoliko nije sposobna da se nosi sa napornim ministarskim poslom, neka sama ode! Ili je smenite!

Umesto nje, predlažemo, postavite gosp. Zoranu Mihajlović da raščisti to i zavede red, jer je ovo ministarstvo ogromno i mnogo budžetskih para troši, problemi su ogromni i traju, ništa se ne menja!  Godinama !!! Načelnik RVI za Srbiju,  gosp. Sanja Čelebićanin je ista godinama i godinama traje sav haos, nerad i neprimanjivanje Zakona  svih RVI u Srbiji   i nikom ništa!

Ministarstvo unutrašnjih  poslova I gosp. Nebojša Stefanović sa pratećim službama u koje verujemo,  mora da počisti PU Kruševac u PS Ćićevac od nepotizma, rođačko partijskog zapošljavanja I svih zloupotreba službenog položaja koji iz toga proističu. Samo za slučaj nezakonitog oduzimanja laneta Nani u Ćićevcu uz asistenciju pol. insp. Vidakovića , podneli smo 3 dopune pritužbe na rad I na kraju na odluku komisije, žalbu ,u samo 2 meseca,  podneli smo i više prijava za zlostavljanje predmetnog laneta na razne načine, I policiji I republičkoj veterinarskog inspekciji u Kruševcu, niko ni ušima ne mrda, svi ne čine ništa, plata ide redovno, oni “spavaju”  jer ne mogu da pokidaju korupcionaške lance u koje su se sami zavezali.

Ministarka ćuti a ćute I nadležni u policiji koji bi morali postupati.

Videti prilog.

Insistiramo da se lane Nani , zatočeno u fazaneriji LU Ćićevac,  odmah  vrati u svoju ljudsku porodicu u Ćićevcu koja ga željno očekuje I od njega na taj način otklone sve opasnosti kojima je izloženo puna 2 meseca.  Procedura po zakonu se može završtiti ali lane mora biti bezbedno,  mi ne možemo pod takvom presijom I kršenjem zakona sedeti mirno a ne možemo ni  podnositi prijave za šta postoje dokazi jer prijave stoje negde u fijoci,  samo se LU Ćićevac obavesti da ima nova prijava i tako lane može stradati kad se predsedniku LU Miliji Đorđeviću koji vedri i oblači u Ćićevcu i okolini smuči i lane I prijave, i lane “nestane” ,  a  sve to  štiti  upravo ministar poljoprivrede I unutrašnjih poslova svojim nečinjenjem.

Ponavljamo opet, da pitomo lane Nani po Zakonu o divljači I lovstvu nije lovna divljač te s toga LU Čićevac uopšte nije smelo da ga oduzima.

Insistiramo na hitnom postupanju I hitnom dostavljanju odgovora šta je učinjeno po ovoj  prijavi.

S poštovanjem

EPAR – OIPA SRBIJA / Alijansa za zaštitu prirode,prava životinja i prava ljudi

24000  Subotica,  Matka Vukovića 9

Zastupnik: Mazak Bešlić





Serbia: Introducing ‘Freddie’ at Felix Shelter.

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Introducing ‘Freddie’


From Danica Mirkovic Shelter Felix


Freddie is a young kitty boy who had the misfortune of being shot by a hunter with a shotgun in February of 2014.

He was found seriously injured, with a completely shattered front left leg and a broken front right leg.

Both of his injured legs were operated on months ago, but his body is still chock-full of buckshot.

After the surgeries, he spent four months in a cage with a metal rod put into one of his broken legs while the other one was splinted and two more months recovering once the metal rod was removed.

He was kept in foster care, and was not allowed to move very much . He was brought him to our shelter in August 2014, as his foster caretaker wished to give him the chance of a fulfilled life in the company of other cats.

Unaccustomed to the curious crowd of kitties, he is still somewhat withdrawn and shy, but he’s able to walk, although he’s limping and his front left leg is kind of stiff.

Hopefully time will heal all wounds.

Please give anything you can to help with his recovery – thank you.

PayPal button:  


See Freddie doing his bit on video at:  





Romania: 9 Former Ministers Face Corruption Charges That Will ‘Shake The Political Scene’. Corruption By Ministers Where Else, One Asks ???


Nine former Romanian ministers face an investigation for corruption and money laundering in a case involving the lease of Microsoft IT licenses for schools.

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According to reports of Romania’s National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA), as cited by Romania Insider, the nine ministers face accusations of signing contracts for the acquisition of IT licenses and software and hardware equipment for schools at unreasonably high prices.

The former Romanian ministers facing a corruption probe are Ecaterina Andronescu, Valerian Vreme, Serban Mihailescu, Dan Nica, Adriana Ticau, Gabriel Sandu, Daniel Funeriu, Alexandru Athanasiu and Mihai Tanasescu.

An investigation revealed that out of the USD 54 M that was paid by the government under the licensing contract and its extension, commissions to be paid to public officials amounted to USD 20 M.

Apart from that, a project worth USD 200 M awarded to Romanian IT company Siveco for equipping schools in Romania with computers and software had envisaged overpriced software and equipment.

The period of the investigation starts in 2001 and spans the terms in office of three governments – that of Adrian Nastase, Calin Popescu-Tariceanu, and Emil Boc.

Romania’s DNA sent requests to the president, the Senate, the Chamber of Deputies and the European Parliament to strip the former ministers of immunity from prosecution so that criminal proceedings against them could be launched. (Text: NOVINITE)


The news was announced on 26th of September, 2014 by who stated that the DNA (The Romanian Anti-Corruption Office) would prepare a file that ‘will shake the political scene’.

According to this article, the prosecution of these 9 ministers was “just the tip of the iceberg” and “what will happen next could radically change the political scene”

That is – of course. if DNA would go through.

Please read it all at the following Google Translation Link:




Serbia: ‘Nani’ Deer Update 6/10/14. EU MEP Now Asked For Legal Advice Against Serbian Minister Due To Non Compliance With Serbian Animal Welfare Legislation.

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UPDATE ‘NANI’ 6/10/14



The current situation with Nani the deer is not good.  As you can see from the photographs below showing the conditions; Nani is not being looked after by the hunters very well at all – what would we expect ? !!

Today we at SAV have been in contact with the EU regarding the situation and the (still) lack of decision / action by Serbian Minister of Agriculture, Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic; who originally had 30 days for acting  in agreement to Article 58 of the Serbian Law of animal welfare in relation to making a decision about what was going to happen to Nani.

We are now asking the Enlargement Commission of the EU to seriously consider Serbia’s lack of action to ‘enforce its own law’ – enforcing a nations own ‘rules of law’ a fundamental requirement of any state seeking EU membership for the future.

In addition, we have telephoned the office of a UK MEP and asked them to advise us if we are now able (as another European member) to take legal action against the Serbian Agriculture Ministry for not acting in agreement to Article 58. of Serbian Law of animal welfare, which requires a response (in this case, for Nani) within 30 days.

See also:  

The Serbian President has even written to the Serbian Agriculture Ministry regarding the situation of Nani the deer; but to date, we still have had no response from Agriculture.  See the letter from the President to EPAR informing them of the situation and the requirements of the Ministry of Agriculture at:

We are hoping to hear back from the EU in London today (6/10/14) regarding how we can further progress regarding the issue of Nani; as Serbian Minister of Agriculture, Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic does not appear to be capable of complying with any rules of Serbian law. The 30 day final decision time was passed several weeks ago.  If this is the case, that Serbia cannot even enforce it own laws within Serbia, then the EU needs to be reminded of this situation; and it has been today.

Here below are the latest photographs of Nani and the conditions it is currently living in at present at the facility of the hunters.  These pictures are also being forwarded to the EU today to further support our claim that Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic is not complying with Serbian law or that required for Serbia to become a future member of the EU.

Nani should be returned to Mrs. Mitic immediately for her to become the adoptive parent she was after hunters killed the mother of Nani.

It is not asking the world, but Minister Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic seems to delay ever having to make a very simple decision.  It is now time she made a decision in favour of returning Nani to Mrs. Mitic as the gaurdian / parent.














UK: League Against Cruel Sports BANNED From Attending Conservative Government Party Conference.

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The UK anti hunting group the ‘League Against Cruel Sports’ (LACS); has been doing some fantastic work as always.

We celebrate 90 years of saving British wildlife with them:  


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David Cameron – UK Prime Minister – A Real Blood Lust To Return To Hunting With Dogs !

As we have always said and shown in many of our posts on this site; current UK Prime Minister David Cameron wishes to bring back the current ban on hunting with dogs as soon as he can.  Cameron is also behind the recent badger cull in the UK, which despite killing many badgers; a protected species here in the UK, did nothing to actually prove or show that badgers were behind the spread of Bovine TB.

The badger cull is just another vote rigging ploy by the Conservatives in some pathetic attempt to gain from the farming community in the General Election which will take place in the UK during May 2015.

Being utterly anti hunt, the LACS was banned from attending the Conservative Party Conference this year to put forward the animal welfare side of the argument. 

LACS CEO Joe Duckworth made a statement on the situation which you can read at:  

The LACS was allowed to attend all other Political party conferences this year.  The League was granted a pass for the annual conferences of the Greens, UKIP, the Liberal Democrats, the Labour Party, SNP and Plaid Cymru.  The Conservative Party was the only party to reject their application.

We consider this just shows how the Conservatives want to keep the anti- hunt campaigners out of their shop; in order that they can try to allow wild animal killing back when they can.

Hopefully the elections in the UK in May 2015 will see Mr. Cameron fail to remain as PM; and with another political party having the majority in the House of Commons, we will continue to see hunting with dogs kept where it belongs – in the History boos and nowhere else !

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In November 2013 the LACS launched a nationwide awareness campaign featuring the brilliant comedian Dave Spikey to highlight the importance of the Hunting Act in protecting British wildlife.

See the video via the following link which shows Dave in the ‘No Joke’ campaign:

(Note you may have to track the video back to the start)


We DO NOT want to return to this animal abuse which celebrates around 10 years of a ban in the UK this year (2014).  The Conservatives led by David Cameron DO WISH to return to this immense suffering being inflicted on British wildlife.  Banning the LACS from their party conference was just another action of theirs to try and return to full blown hunting of wild animals in the UK.

We abhor animal cruelty and will do anything that we can in the lead up to the UK General Election in May 2015.  The Conservatives and Mr. Cameron must be removed from government.  I think this is very much the feeling of most of the general public in the UK at this present time.

Look at the following picture of a hunted fox that I took back in the 1980’s when sabs across the country were doing all that they could to stop and disrupt hunts.  Ask yourself; do you wish to see an animal abused in this way again if the hunting act is repealed by a Conservative government ? – NO – we wish to see a government in the UK that supports and promotes animal welfare.

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You can visit the League Against Cruel Sports at their Website

Go to  for all the information on current campaigns that the LACS are involved with.

As ‘No Joke’ Dave Spikey says in the video above; why not become a member of the LACS ?

Visit the League shop for some great Christmas presents at:


Regards Mark.



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USA: Please Act Before Honey Bees Are Extinct !



I just signed an urgent petition save bees from deadly pesticides, will you join me?

In a few days’ time a task force will recommend what the White House should do about these poisons, and if we get 3.5 million people to call for a ban, and deliver our call in time, we can help prevent honey bees going extinct.

See the massive petition here:  


Mark – SAV.


Dear friends,

Silently, billions of bees are dying off and our entire food chain is in danger. Bees don’t just make honey — they are a giant, humble workforce, pollinating 75% of growing plants. But in days the US could move to ban the toxic pesticides that are killing them off.

We know we can get a ban — after a mega Avaaz campaign last year, the EU banned this group of poisons that multiple scientists blame for bees’ rapid demise.

Right now chemical companies are furiously lobbying US authorities to stop action. But insider allies say a massive public mandate could tip the scales towards a ban. Let’s give it to them! If the US moves, it will set in motion a ripple effect on the rest of the world.

We have no time to lose — members of the White House’s bee task force will report with proposals in days. Already 3.2 million of us have backed this campaign. Let’s race to send messages to the heads of the task force before the meeting. This is not just about saving bees, this is about our survival.

Click to send a message now:  

Bees are vital to life on earth — every year pollinating plants and crops with an estimated $40bn value. Without immediate action to ensure bees’ continued pollination, many of our favourite fruits, vegetables, and nuts could vanish from our shelves and ⅓ of our food supply will be gone. 

Recent years have seen a steep global decline in bee populations — some bee species are already extinct and just in California — the biggest food producer in the US — beekeepers are losing a third of their bees each year. Scientists have been scrambling for answers. While some studies, often funded by the chemical companies, argue this may be due to a combination of factors including disease, habitat loss and toxic chemicals, powerful independent studies conclude neonicotinoid pesticides are to blame.

It is this startling evidence and super effective campaigning by Avaaz and partners that won the EU ban. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is required by Congress to regulate toxins, but under the influence of big chemical companies, for years they’ve fudged the law. Now the White House’s ‘Pollinators Health Task Force’ could get the EPA to cancel the pesticides’ registration so they can’t be sold in the US. This is our chance!

The task force reports in days. Already 3.2 million of us around the world have backed this campaign. Let’s race to send thousands of messages to deliver our call to the heads of the agencies who sit on the task force before they reach their decision:

We can no longer leave our delicate food chain in the hands of chemical companies and the regulators that are in their pockets. Banning these pesticides will move us closer to a world safe for ourselves and the other species we care about and depend on.

With hope,

Terra, Alex, Alice, Ari, Nick, Laila, Marigona, Ricken, and the rest of the Avaaz team


Heavy Costs, Weighing the Value of Neonicotinoid Insecticides in Agriculture (Center for Food Safety)

Presidential Memorandum — Creating a Federal Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators (The White House)

Petition for Interim Administrative Review of Neonicotinoid Pesticides (Filed July 7, 2014)

The Costly Lobbying War Over America’s Dying Honeybees (National Journal)

EPA memo reveals concern that pesticide causes bee deaths (SF Gate)

$15 Billion Bee Murder Mystery Deepens (Business Insider)

Beekeepers want government to pull pesticide (Palm Beach Post)

Bees in freefall as study shows sharp US decline (The Guardian)


Serbia: 4/10/14 – Hunters Kill Goat Kept With ‘Nani’ Using A Knife – And STILL NO RESPONSE From Minister of Agriculture, Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic Over Future of ‘Nani’ Deer !!! – Serbian Politicians, A Law Unto Themselves.

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He was a nice little African-Cameroon goat.

You saw  on pics from farm where Nani is, was female and male Cameroon goats.

Hunters killed him by knife – poor little, had no chance, was slaughtered yesterday.

Things like this one ,are typical for homo sapiens brutal animal species, this species  knows and do  hating and killing for fun – no  one species never  kill for enjoy- only  brutal morbid homo sapiens species, even doesn`t know what is its natural food .

I am very sad and only my feelings are Sad and deep Shame.



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And below; the story from the past on the future of Nani Deer; as of today – 4/10/14 – still no decision on the future of Nani deer; despite intervention from the President.  See our recent post about this.

You could say Serbian politicians at the Ministry of Agriculture appear to do exactly what they want to do, rather than what the Constitutional laws of the country require !!!!

Minister of Agriculture, Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic  originally had 30 day for  acting  in agreement to Article 58. of Law of animal welfare – but she did not .

That is why I send  to her  a letter by which I remind her for her law obligation.

It is in opposite to law that state any organ  go to be silent – must answer
and the Answer must be in agreement to laws.

In agreement to Serbian laws this Minister must send  ( into 30 days  from
official Request  ) Decide about back Nani deer to Dragana Mitic and Nani`s
home,  because all evidences  speak to this form Decide.




Serbia: 3/10/14 – ‘Nani’ Update – Serbian President Now Writes to Agriculture Ministry About Issue, Asking Them To Respond to EPAR.

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Hi Mark,

In attachment (below) is, today (2/10/14) received , an Answer from President of Serbia, Mr.Tomislav Nikolic Kabinet.

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He wrote that he – the President, cannot take direct action because his rights as President are bordered by The Constitution; but he has sent our charge against the Republic Veterinary Inspection Krusevac: to Ministry of Agriculture and ask them to act and to inform EPAR about actions.





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USA: This is not hunting; this is simply mass killing for fun Protect Idaho’s Wolves – Take Action Now !



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Dear Mark,

Thank you for taking action to help protect Idaho’s wolves!

The proposed event would take place every winter for five years, when wolves and other wildlife are most vulnerable out foraging for food in the snow and extreme cold.

This is not hunting; this is simply mass killing for fun based upon hatred and fear.

So please, take just a moment to share this news with your friends.

Your petition, and the petitions of thousands like you, will help bring this important issue to the Bureau of Land Management’s attention, before it’s too late.

Jamie and the Defenders Team


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Dear Mark,

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is now seriously considering allowing a five-year predator-killing derby on our public lands in Idaho.

If you care about wolves and other wildlife as much as I do, please help by telling the (BLM) that you do not support a free-for-all killing spree on our public lands.

A “hunters’ rights” organization wants to hold this multi-year wolf and predator-killing derby on national public lands, including those being studied for designation as wilderness!

Turning wolf killing into a competitive sport is bad enough. But this proposed derby would also sweep many important species of predators and other wildlife in Idaho into its gun sights, rewarding the killing of wolves and others predators.

Last year’s wolf and coyote-killing derby, sponsored by this same group, included prizes for killing the most coyotes and killing the largest wolf. This is not hunting; this is simply mass-killing for fun based upon hatred and fear.

DOW Take Action

Tell the BLM to deny a five-year predator derby permit on public lands!

The proposed event would take place every winter for five years when wolves and other wildlife are at their most vulnerable – out foraging for food in the snow and extreme cold.

Events like these are the same kinds of barbaric extermination-era tactics that drove wolves to the brink of extinction in the Lower 48 in the first place! This is not modern wildlife management, and it has no place in our society.

DOW Take Action

Please take just a moment to stand up for wolves and other predators in Idaho!

Thank you for all you do.


Jamie Rappaport Clark
Defenders of Wildlife

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England 2/10/14 – ‘English Rose’ Lynsey – Why This Today ??????



Sledgehammered today by the announcement of Lynsey’s death – following a suspected brain haemorrhage.

Vegetarian, intelligent, musician, animal rights activist and one almighty beautiful looking girl ! – the typical ‘English Rose'; things are in very downbeat mood here today with the news.

RIP Lynsey and thank you for being one hell of a gorgeous girl in many ways.

Lynsey was born in North London.

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Below – Treasured Memory – A signed card from Lynsey to Mark, SAV founder.



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Global: 4th October 2014 Is ‘World Animals Day’ – Check Links Below For Lots More.



World Animal Day was started in 1931 at a convention of ecologists in Florence as a way of highlighting the plight of endangered species. October 4 was chosen as World Animal Day as it is the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.

Since then, World Animal Day has become a day for remembering and paying tribute to all animals and the people who love and respect them. It’s celebrated in different ways in every country, with no regard to nationality, religion, faith or political ideology.

Make a pledge for the animals – write your own thing and post it:    

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Philippines: Major Victory In The Battle Against Crush Videos.


Dear Mark,

For three years, PETA Asia has been working with authorities in the Philippines to help them find and prosecute the makers of horrific “crush” videos in which scantily clad girls (one as young as 12 years old) are filmed stepping, standing, and stomping on and slowly crushing animals—from the smallest of mice to large dogs who are tied down and helpless. Now PETA Asia’s efforts to shut down the makers of these sick fetish videos have resulted in a landmark ruling against those who torture and kill puppies, rabbits, and other animals.

Today, a Philippine court found Vicente and Dorma Ridon guilty of child abuse, animal welfare crimes, human trafficking, and wildlife-protection crimes and sentenced the pair to life imprisonment and a fine of more than 9 million pesos (US$198,000) each for their part in making the videos.

This huge victory began with a single compassionate person who stumbled upon these vile videos and took the time to report them to PETA Asia, which then worked with authorities to ensure that the Ridons were located, arrested, prosecuted, and ultimately sentenced for their crimes. In videos made by the Ridons, one dog is seen being skinned alive and another burned with a clothes iron. Rabbits are seen having their ears cut off or flailing and screaming as they are set on fire. One video shows a puppy crushed until the animal vomits up internal organs.

The Ridons’ long sentence is a warning to anyone involved in the vile crush video industry that there are grave consequences for harming animals.

Their sentence is also a powerful reminder of PETA Asia’s commitment to helping animals no matter how long it takes.

Thank you for all you do for animals in need. Your compassion is helping PETA and our international affiliates save animals’ lives.

Very truly yours,
Ingrid E. Newkirk


‘Comments’ Section – Are Non Animal Welfare ‘Advertisers’ Going To Close The Section Down ???

We are experiencing now a certain growing number of comments which are in no way related to the subjects covered by this site – namely ‘animal welfare’ specific.

As non animal welfare comments; but specifically advertising other various services are being made; they are immediately being marked by us as ‘spam’.  All comments not directly related to the issues of this animal welfare site will be identified and immediately deleted for the future as spam.

If the situation increases and becomes that bad; where people only want to advertise their own business rather than deal with the issues of the site; we will have no option but to completely close down the comments section of the site.  The situation now is taking a lot of time to sort out good comments from un-associated welfare issues.

This will be a shame as many visitors / supporters are leaving worthwhile and very supportive comments on the site.  We can do better and we know that; we happily accept gripes about the site telling us where we have gone wrong or maybe where we could do better.  All comments are noted.  As with many things, we do not wish to stop all comments to the site; but it is now a case of the ‘un-animal’ few (lots actually !) starting to ruin the situation for the many who are supportive of welfare and the site.

We will be closely monitoring the situation over the next week or so, and will then take action if required.

Continue please sending us your animal comments associated with the site in the meantime; but if we continue to be deluged with spam comments advertising everything but animal welfare related issues; then there will be no choice on our part but to completely close down the ‘comments’ section; which will be a great shame.  Some people are ruining everything for everyone if this happens.  

We have no choice in who leaves a comment on the site; but can delete in advance and mark as ‘spam’ if this is what the comment is considered.

Thank you – SAV.





Serbia: ‘Morgan’ update – Sunday 28/9/14.

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‘Morgan’ update – Sunday 28/9/14.


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Morgan had the eye flap stitches removed yesterday and although his right eye looks a lot better than before the surgery, it’s still too early to say whether his vision is saved or not. Aside from receiving Longacef every day, his eyes (or better said his right eye and the hole which was left after his left eye leaked out) are being treated locally, with eye drops and antibiotic ointments. Once he recovers and stabilizes, his left eye will be enucleated.


Lets very much hope that Morgan’s sight will be saved and that he will be able to see clearly in the future.  If you can please give anything in the way of a donation to help Morgan, the other cats or the shelter in general; then please click and donate via the following link – Thanks – SAV:





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Video – The Bad and Good Side of Balkans Stray Dog Issues – Watch; Rage; Repent – The Government and Authorities Are The Irresponsible Party Here – A Very Corrupt Party !!



This is a very powerful video lasting over one hour; which shows both the bad and good sides of stray dog control in the Balkans.


One day, the people in authority will give up their personal corruption ideals and instead take the very well experienced expertise of international welfare groups who promote sterilisation as the only real way to reduce both owned and stray animal numbers.

Watch the video and please feel for the pathetic individuals in authority who fail to recognise that they are going down the wrong road to reducing animal numbers in preference for their own financial gain and status.

People in authority such as this are cowards.  They do not deserve any respect – in fact they deserve nothing but the abuse that we and many others give them.  This video will justify our side of the argument that long term stray sterilisation and a proper no kill management plane needs to be established by the authorities right now. 

So called ‘politicians’ and authoritarians who fail to accept and do what is right are nothing more than self interest thickheads.  Thickheads such as these are not wanted as members of the European Union.

We are forwarding this video to members of the EU; to the EU Animal Welfare Intergroup, and also to press and media across Europe. 

Unfortunately for many people; especially many in Europe, and also those in the USA; the video is not in English – but it does not need to be in another way – the excellent filming shows the reality of Balkans stray animal suffering at the hands of CORRUPT OFFICIALS which spread throughout the political system like a well oiled disease.  Corrupt officials who are not welcomed in any way by ourselves and who we will endeavour to keep out of the EU.

If there is one film that sums up the good and the bad side of Balkans stray animal issues; this is it.  Watch, rage and repent – but enjoy the good parts also.

Full respect to the good, caring and compassionate people of the Balkans who re trying to do the right thing for animals the political corruption and self interest which seems to run rampant through the political system.  A bent and corrupt system.





Serbia: ‘Nani’ Deer 25/9/14. Legal Action Now Being Considered. EU Animal Welfare Intergroup Informed of Situation and Serbia’s Failures To Implement National Legislation.

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The situation now is that Mrs.Dragana Mitic has deep depression because she is  very worried about the eventual fate of Nani deer.

Mrs. Mitic has seen a psychiatric medical doctor several times; and you can see the documentation associated with this below.

Because the Hunting Society `HajdukVeljko` kidnapped Nani deer in direct opposition to existing laws, and affected the health of Mrs. Mitic as a result; it is possible that she will now undertake a private charge.

We fully support this and are also currently seeking advice on how we can also undertake a possible charge against the Serbian authorities and ministers who are failing to make a decision on Nani.

We have already provided the evidence to the European Parliament and also to the Vice President of the EU Animal Welfare Intergroup.

European Press and Media are currently on standby to be informed of the situation regarding Nani and the delay in decision making by the Serbian government / ministers.  All of out SAV posts will be provided to the EU press if necessary within a few days if Nani is not released and returned to Mrs. Mitic.

This current situation of Nani being held captive whilst the Serbian government turns an inactive blind eye to the situation cannot continue for much longer.


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England: Keep On, Shiny, Happy Campaigners !! – Dont Give Up.



Sometimes; often; you get the brown sticky stuff thrown your way in campaigning; but we have to remain:

As one of my favorite girls, Kate says;



See the (Kent girl) Kate Bush (above) story at:







Serbia: Formal Charge Sent to Serbian Government Regarding Those Who Profiteer From Animal Suffering.

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Here below is a copy in English of a formal Charge to the Serbian authorities regarding the matter of irresponsible owners of dogs and cats; and the men who profiteer from this.

The wording is as translated and supplied directly by Serbian welfare campaigners.  It is the translation of the charge made.

Again; as we have seen and been campaigning about for some 10 years or more now, very many authorities in Serbia are doing nothing regarding the sterilisation of stray animals to reduce their numbers over a period of time – basically, a programme for stray animal number reduction in Serbia.

As you can see from our other post today in relation to ‘Nani’ the baby deer –    –  there appears to be a situation of people in power to make decisions in accordance with Serbian legislation, who are in fact bending every rule that they have in their power to avoid being compliant with the law.

Taxpayers money should be invested in a national sterilisation and stray animal number reduction over a period of time.  It should not be spent on allowing animals to continue un-sterilised; to continue breeding with owned (also un-sterilised) animals which are still turned out onto the street each day by irresponsible owners.  They are irresponsible because they do not have their animals sterilised; and because they turn them onto the streets each day to reproduce with strays – thereby producing more stray animals on a continual basis.

The stray animal situation is a complete scam; a cover up by authorities who continue to spend money rounding up and killing healthy animals, rather than looking to a long term programme of stray animal reduction.

We are fully aware that even animals which have been sterilised with funding from overseas EU organisations; and which have been fitted with an ear ident tag to identify to shinters that they are no threat to increasing animals numbers; are STILL being rounded up; thrown into authority pounds to then be killed at a never ending coast to the taxpayer.

Who allows this ? – the same people who do not make a decision on the future of ‘Nani’ deer; despite regulations and law clearly showing that the decision time has long passed.

Is this the future for the EU and potential new members in future such as Serbia ? – they give the two fingers to the EU and just continue to do what they want using all the powers of corruption which runs the ‘business’ of stray animal management in its current form.

Regardless of the current situation; we will continue to be a voice for stray Serbian animals.

Serbian politicians wish to join the EU; but with a nation which is politically run by corruption; do other existing EU member states want the in the future we have to ask.  Look at the current situation in Romania for animals – an EU member state.  Fortunately with new seniors at the EU animal welfare Intergroup advising the MEPs who make up the Euro Parliament; we may now start to see some progress for the stray animals of Europe; and, not before time !!    

And from Serbian animal welfare campaigners – the current situation:   

Here below is the translation of the charge fled by Serbian activists on 22/9/14.

Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 6:19 PM

Subject: RE: ! PRIJAVA 22.9.14.!



Charge filed 22/09/2014 for the organized crime

Urgency to the Charge of 05/09/2014 and Amendment and Extension of that Charge for the conduction to all competent state authorities, because it is a question of economic crime, abuse and mistreatment of a large number of animals in the extended period of time; in the greater part of AP Vojvodina.

Since 14/02/2011, Public Agency for Animal Hygiene, Vrbas has the facility for the accommodation capacity of 150 dogs with the suspicious Decision and without a check list. It is situated in the street Marsala Tita 89, on the cadastral plot number 2839, at the location of the reon 5.

For years this company brings in that facility a large number of dogs from the territory of the City of Novi Sad where there were 2500-3000 new dogs every year in the past decade. It also brings in a large number of dogs from the territory of Vrbas (in the past decade there has been 400 new abandoned dogs every year in Vrbas) and since 13/06/2014 this firm: Public Agency for Animal Hygiene Vrbas signed the contract with the Animal Hygiene Service of the City of Subotica which had 900 new dogs on the streets every year in the past decade. This indicates that all three cities have the same category of people, the one who abandon or throw out the animals they no longer want. This completely suits this company and its associates therefore as of 10/06/2009 NONE of these cities have a legitimate Program to manage and reduce this category of the population that actually supplies this company and enables the entire chain of accomplices in part of Vojvodina the gain of illegal profit along with the abuse of a large number of animals, which is in opposition to the applicable law.

We assume that the firm: Public Agency for Animal Hygiene Vrbas has similar, void contracts with more cities and that is something we want the Ministry of Interior and the Public Prosecutor’s Office to investigate, because it is about obtaining the illegal profit, with the criminal offense of abuse of a large number of dogs (cats are not mentioned so far in the documentation we have) in the entire greater part of AP Vojvodina.

We demand the prompt action, because it comes to living creatures which this firm and its accomplices from other cities in Vojvodina illegally manipulate, and therefore the urgent research and accurate determination of the facts is needed by state authorities who are able to follow the flow of money, as well as the state authorities who are able to follow the fate of the animals who are protected by the Article 7 of the Animal Welfare Law and the Article 269 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Serbia.





We have seen NO answer to this above from Serbian government authorities for the last 10 years;

Serbian political corruption and ignorance of a progressive way forward to a long term solution is the current political way – who is right and who is wrong ?

Will stray animal numbers ever be reduced under the current regime, or will the continued corruption of the system allow animals to suffer indefinitely ???

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Serbia: New ‘Nani’ Deer Pictures and Videos From 20/9 and 22/9 2014.

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UPDATE PM 24/9/14

As detailed at the end of this post, we have now presented all the following links and information to both EU MEP’s and to senior Presidents of the EU Animal Welfare Intergroup.     

We are making the EU fully aware of the current situation in Serbia; and its lack of action for ‘Nani’ deer.

All photographs and video footage have been supplied; basically showing that the existing Serbian authorities are failing in their compliance with existing Serbian animal welfare legislation; namely:


It’s not just about humanity HERE, THERE IS NO trace of it HERE.

In this case the police and hunting associations and inspection services, and the Minister of Agriculture herself violated the laws and the Constitution of the Republic of Serbia and nobody cares.

Fraudulently and with threats they kidnapped the fawn from his foster mom who properly filed a Request under the Article 58 of the Animal Welfare Law.

Republic Veterinary Inspection is in charge but they denied their responsibility and acted only on 8/26/14 after all the urgencies and the phone calls at our expense. Even THEN they impudently and illegally ignored the fact that Dragana Mitic filed a Request under the Article 58 of the Animal Welfare Law to the Ministry of Agriculture and at the hands of the Minister.

Rep. Vet. Inspection did not comply with Article 79, but it had a legal duty to do so.

What do we need inspectors for who either don’t know the laws or are corrupted?

What do we need a Minister for who is silent longer than she is supposed to be and yet we will have to go to Strasbourg to demand human rights if she remains silent and even makes a mistake.


Contact e mail – Serbian Prime Minister, Mr.Aleksandar Vucic.  
His e mail address is


Recent Nani deer video links below.

One shows Nani before she was taken by the hunters; having fun with Mrs. Mitic.  The other videos show Nani in the hunter compound where she is now being held – still today – weeks after a time when the Serbian government should have made a decision.

Please read the following article from a Serbian campaigner which summarises the current political situation in Serbia:  

It’s not just about humanity HERE, THERE IS NO trace of it HERE.

In this case the police and hunting associations and inspection services, and the Minister of Agriculture herself violated the laws and the Constitution of the Republic of Serbia and nobody cares.

Fraudulently and with threats they kidnapped the fawn from his foster mom who properly filed a Request under the Article 58 of the Animal Welfare Law”.


Still we go on waiting for a gutless Serbian government to actually undertake what Serbian law and regulation s require; and not to simply do what they personally wish to do for their own benefit.

Where is the Serbian ‘rule of law’ that it needs to adhere to to become an EU member state ? – there is lots of corruption in Serbia, but the application of the rule of law ????

Nani video links are as follows:


Recent ‘Nani’ photographs from 20 and 22/9/14 are as follows:

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Below – Some of our past SAV posts relating to ‘Nani'; including (first couple of links) a sample letter to copy and send to the Serbian authorities.

Note that you could also include  the new video links into the letter if you wish – here again are the four (4) video links:


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Serbia: It’s not just about humanity HERE, THERE IS NO trace of it HERE.

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It’s not just about humanity HERE, THERE IS NO trace of it HERE.

In this case the police and hunting associations and inspection services, and the Minister of Agriculture herself violated the laws and the Constitution of the Republic of Serbia and nobody cares.

Fraudulently and with threats they kidnapped the fawn from his foster mom who properly filed a Request under the Article 58 of the Animal Welfare Law.

Is this normal?

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This is the fifth fawn confiscated this spring. They held tame fawns in an illegal object, as well as Milos, the roebuck and Susanna, the doe – no sign of any of them.

What kind of government it is that can tolerate this?

Without the analysis of the telephone listings by the Division of Internal Control, Ministry of Internal Affairs accepted the defense of policeman who said that he accidentally happened to be there. Well if he was there by accident, he should not have done anything except to say “good day”. Yet he threatened with criminal charges of 200,000 RSD and a court warrant to search the house if they don’t surrender the fawn to hunters in thirty minutes.

Is that in accordance with the Police Law and the Code of Police?

Hunting inspection is not in charge / responsible for that, yet they acted unlawfully.

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Republic Veterinary Inspection is in charge but they denied their responsibility and acted only on 8/26/14 after all the urgencies and the phone calls at our expense. Even THEN they impudently and illegally ignored the fact that Dragana Mitic filed a Request under the Article 58 of the Animal Welfare Law to the Ministry of Agriculture and at the hands of the Minister.

Rep. Vet. Inspection did not comply with Article 79, but it had a legal duty to do so.

What do we need inspectors for who either don’t know the laws or are corrupted?

What do we need a Minister for who is silent longer than she is supposed to be and yet we will have to go to Strasbourg to demand human rights if she remains silent and even makes a mistake.

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Nani, the fawn is owned by Dragana Mitic. She received him when he weighted less than 500 grams in a coma. She submitted to the Minister the proof of the fawn origin. He was loved and well looked after, otherwise he wouldn’t survive.

Legality is what we insist on!

There is no trace of the humanity here. We don’t count on humanity here.

Mrs. Minister – act, do not be silent and do not act wrongly.

Fawn’s biological mother is not here because it was killed by hunters who have now confiscated the baby deer, using threats and double-dealing, with the intention to eat him as well as they ate the roebuck Milos. They carried him out and shot him at the pheasant farm’s gate.

And for the others we will see where they are.

It is time for the intervention of the Prime Minister.

Thank you.

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SAV comment – the above post is now being sent to the European parliament to inform them that as a potential future member state of the EU; Serbia is NOT enforcing its own existing national laws – a fundamental requirement of proof for any state seeking future accession to the EU.

We will inform EU politicians that Serbia is NOT enforcing its own national laws; and as such, this should be considered strongly for future EU membership application by the Serbian authorities.








Global: 22/9/14 – Farm Animal Shorts.

19 September 2014

Unilever to End Culling of Day Old Chicks in Egg Supply Chain

Global food processing giant Unilever has joined the growing list of major companies to put forward proposals to improve animal welfare in the food supply chain.

Author/Organization: The Poultry Site

Year: 2014

Topics: culling, eggs production, welfare on the farm


19 September 2014

Intergroup opens new chapter with election of new President

Eurogroup for Animals welcomes the election of Janusz Wojciechowski MEP as the new President of the European Parliament’s Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals during its first meeting of the new Parliamentary term.

Author/Organization: Eurogroup for Animals

Year: 2014

Topics: animal welfare/general concepts



17 September 2014

Stray Dogs in Focus

FOUR PAWS announces UK photo exhibition to raise awareness of stray and abandoned dogs

Author/Organization: FOUR PAWS UK

Year: 2014

Where: United Kingdom

Topics: dog population management, stray dogs


17 September 2014

RSPCA rebrands animal welfare scheme

The RSPCA’s animal welfare assurance scheme, Freedom Food, has announced it will rebrand to ‘RSPCA Assured’ in response to consumer research.


Year: 2014

Topics: labelling , retailers, standards, welfare on the farm


16 September 2014

Global animal welfare education resource launched at House of Commons

We’ve launched an education pack on animal welfare to be used alongside sustainable development teaching around the world

Author/Organization: World Animal Protection

Year: 2014

Topics: animal welfare/general concepts, education


16 September 2014

Iceland‘s Slaughterhouses Need to Improve Animal Welfare

SAV Comment – Iceland is currently NOT a member state of the EU.

Iceland needs to improve official controls concerning animal welfare at the time of killing to make sure that all relevant EEA requirements are fulfilled and action is taken in the case of non-compliances, detailed a new report from the EFTA Surveillance Authority, following inspections carried out in May 2014.

Author/Organization: The Poultry Site

Year: 2014

Where: Iceland

Topics: killing, legislation, slaughterhouse/abattoir, welfare at slaughter


16 September 2014

Online animal welfare course for Asian vets

This year, World Animal Protection is hosting an online course focused on the understanding of the basic concepts behind animal welfare science, ethics and law, and how these concepts are relevant to veterinarians in Asia. The course also looks at how to assess animal welfare and involves a hands on workshop. The course is hosted in partnership with the following: • The Federation of Asian Veterinary Associations • The Center for Veterinary Continuing Education, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University • The College of Veterinary Medicine, University of the Philippines Los Banos • Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education, the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, the University of Edinburgh And the good news – this course will now start in November 2014 and with a reduced fee of USD 500. Find out more about this exciting new course and how to sign up by visiting

Author/Organization: World Animal Protection

Year: 2014

Where: Thailand

Topics: animal welfare/general concepts, education, welfare assessment


15 September 2014

Heinz Strengthens Animal Welfare Policies

Global food processing giant, Heinz, has joined a growing line of major meat and food processors to strengthen their animal welfare practices for their supply chain.

Author/Organization: The Pig Site

Year: 2014

Topics: confinement systems, eggs production, housing, meat production, pigs, welfare on the farm


15 September 2014

How Can Companies Improve Animal Welfare?

Major meat and food processing companies around the world are starting to take a lead in animal welfare issues.

Author/Organization: The Poultry Site

Year: 2014

Topics: welfare on the farm




EU: Great News ! – A VICTORY For Animals: the New President of the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals within the European Parliament – A Real Activist in Animal Protection!



SAV comment:

We very much welcome the news that new Intergroup President MEP Mr. Janusz Wojciechowski  has established first objectives of the initiatives to develop a legal framework for:

  • management of stray animals through humane and effective programs
  • the implementation of a postulate that limits the transport of animals for slaughter to a maximum of eight hours

2 issues which are very close to our heart and for which we have campaigned about for many years.  We are currently awaiting a response from Commissioner Borg re the 8 hour maximum journey time – see our post at: 

Hopefully now we may see some real EU action on both these issues which have been greatly overlooked in detail for many years.  We welcome the news and efforts made by the Intergroup.

Further, we very much welcome the election of Keith Taylor MEP (South East England) as a vice president of the Intergroup.  Keith has given us his support and acted on our behalf with regard being a voice for the strays of Serbia.  We also know him well through out live animal transport work of farm animals across the EU and beyond.  We know Keith will be an excellent voice for the animals and very much support his election to this new position.

See our past posts re Keith at:


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Above – Keith Taylor MEP (South East England).

No campaign is won overnight despite the views of some.  But we regard the above as excellent news which gives us further energy to keep up our campaigning for both European stray animals and also for EU farm animals undergoing long distance transport.

Congratulations to Keith on his position – well deserved !!



 A VICTORY For Animals: the New President of the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals within the European Parliament – A Real Activist in Animal Protection!

On Thursday, September 18, after a very tight vote, MEP Janusz Wojciechowski became the President of the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals within the European Parliament.

MEP Wojciechowski is known to animal lovers for his constant involvement in the stray dog situation in Romania and for the action he has taken in order to change this reality.

Following the countless protests at the European Parliament against the dog killings in Romania and against the abusive and cruel situation in public shelters, on December 4, 2013, MEP Wojciechowski initiated and led the first European delegation to Romania with the aim to experience the situation directly through the eyes of the authorities. He had meetings with representatives of ANSVSA (Sanitary- Veterinary and Food Safety National Authority) and with the Mayor of Bucharest. The Romanian authorities assured the members of the delegation that the law for dog management is a law of “adoption, not of euthanasia”, and that “the citizens have access to public shelters” which are totally “transparent and complying with the law”!

Because of the contradictions between the declarations of Romanian authorities and the statements, images and protests received from European citizens, MEP Wojciechowski initiated a second visit on January 28, so that he and the members of the delegation could inform themselves directly on site about the stray dog situation.

The European Delegation found major discrepancies between what the authorities had told them during their first visit and what they found on site during their second visit. Shelter halls are closed to the public (for example on the gate of the public shelter of Slatina’s city hall was written “Private Property. Access denied”). There was no food, no water, no medical care, the animals are in suffering badly, and adoptions are made difficult if not impossible.

MEP Wojciechowski organised some events about the stray dog situation in Romania, the last one being a round-table discussion in the European Parliament, “The Brutal Killing of Dogs in Romania”,, where he stated that the situation he saw in Romania is horrible, that the Romanian authorities don’t want to stop the brutal killing, that the stray dog management is a business, and that the Romanian authorities have an interest to continue this.

As the President of the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals, MEP Wojciechowski aims to really improve the situation of all animals. The first objective of the initiative is to develop a legal framework for:

  • management of stray animals through humane and effective programs
  • the implementation of a postulate that limits the transport of animals for slaughter to a maximum of eight hours

My first task will be organizing a conference on the situation of stray animals in Europe. We need to do more to improve the situation of animals on our continent- said MEP Wojciechowski.

As vice-presidents, Anja Hazekamp, Marlene Mizzi, Stefan Eck, and Keith Taylor were elected, also known to be dedicated animal activists.



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Ein SIEG für Tiere: der neue President der Intergruppe für das Wohlergehen und den Schutz von Tieren

im Europäischen Parlament – ein echter Tierschutz-Aktivist!

Am Donnerstag, den 18. September, wurde mit knapper Mehrheit MEPJanusz Wojciechowski als President der Intergruppe für das Wohlergehen und den Schutz von Tieren im Europäischen Parlament gewählt.

Herr JanuszWojciechowski ist unter Tierliebhabern für seine unermüdliche  Beteiligung an der Situation der Streunerhunde in Rumänien bekannt, und für die Aktionen, die er unternommen hat, um diese Realität zu verändern.

Nach zahllosen Protesten beim Europäischen Parlament gegen die Hunde-Tötungen in Rumänien und gegen die qualvolle und missbräuchliche Lage in den öffentlichen Tierasylen, initiierte und leitete Herr Janusz Wojciechowski am 4. Dezember 2013 die erste europäische Delegation nach Rumänien, mit dem Ziel, die Lage dort direkt durch die Augen der Behörden zu erleben. Er traf sich mit Representanten von ANSVSA (Nationale Behörde für Sanitäts-, Veterinär-, und Lebensmittel-Schutz) und mit dem Bürgermeister von Bucharest. Die rumänischen Behörden versicherten den Mitgliedern der Delegation, dass das Gesetz zur Hundeverwaltung ein Gesetz der „Adoption, nicht der Euthanasie“ sei, und dass „die Bürger Zugang zu den öffentlichen Tierasylen haben würden“, die „ total transparent seien und sich an die Gesetze halten“!

Wegen der Widersprüche zwischen den Behauptungen der rumänischen Behörden und den Erklärungen, Bildern und Protesten von europäischen Einwohnern, initiert Herr  Janusz Wojciechowski einen zweiten Besuch am 28. Januar, damit er und die Mitglieder der Delegation sich selber direkt informieren und ein Bild von der Situation der Streuner-Hunde machen konnten.

Die europäische Delegation fand bedeutende Diskrepanzen zwischen dem, was die Behörden ihnen bei ihrem ersten Besuch erzählt hatten, und dem, was sie während ihres zweiten Aufenthalts selber erlebten. Die Tierheime sind für die Öffentlichkeit geschlossen (am Tor des öffentlichen Tierheims von Slatina zum Beispiel stand: „Privatbesitz. Zugang verboten“). Es gab kein Futter, kein Wasser, keine medizinische Versorgung; die Tiere leiden fürchterlich, und Adoptionen sind schwierig wenn nicht ganz unmöglich.

MEP Wojciechowskihat mehrere Aktionen für die Situation der Streuner-Hunde in Rumänien organisiert, die letzte war eine Plenums-Diskussion im europäischen Parlament, „Das brutale Töten von Hunden in Rumänien”,, wo er erklärte, dass die Lage, die er in Rumänien antraf, entsetzlich sei, dass die rumänischen Behörden die brutale Tötung nicht einstellen wollen, dass die Verwaltung der Streuner-Hunde ein lukratives Geschäft sei, und dass die rumänischen Behörden daran interessiert sind, dies weiterzutreiben.

Als President der Intergruppe für das Wohlergehen und den Schutz von Tieren im Europäischen Parlament plant MEP Wojciechowski, die Lage der Tiere grundlegend zu verbessern. Das erste Ziel der Iniziative ist, eine rechtliche Grundlage zu bestimmen für:

  • DieVerwaltung der Streuner-Hunde durch menschenwürdige und effektive Programme
  • Eine Verfügung, die den Transport von Tieren zur Schlachtung auf acht Stunden beschränkt

Meine erste Aufgabe ist, eine Konferenz zu organisieren über die Lage der Streuner-Hunde in Europa. Wir müssen mehr tun, um die Situation der Tiere auf unserem Kontinent zu verbessern“ – sagte MEPWojciechowski.

Anja Hazekamp, Marlene Mizzi, Stefan Eck und  Keith Taylor wurden als Vize-Presidenten gewählt, ebenfalls dafür bekannt, dem Tierschutz gewidmet zu sein.















Serbia: 19/9/14 – ‘Morgan’ Latest News – Operation.

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Little Morgan’s surgeries were scheduled for September 18th, but his right eye started to bleed the evening before and the leaking blood, although not abundant, lasted the entire night.

When we arrived at the vet clinic yesterday, it turned out he actually had a corneal ulcer on that eye, so he was put under general anesthesia and the same surgical procedure which was done on Joca’s injured eye months ago – a third eyelid flap – was performed on Morgan’s right eye as well. The third eyelid has been sewn shut over the eye to bring a healing blood supply to its surface, although it’s questionable whether his vision in this eye even exists, and if it does, whether or not it can be saved.

Even though he appeared normal (despite his problems) before the surgery, he had a hard time enduring the general anesthesia, he began having difficulty breathing and started to wheeze as soon as he was intubated and he nearly died twice on the operating table – luckily, the vet somehow succeeded in resuscitating him both times.

His unskillfully amputated leg and his left eye (which had leaked out already because of an untreated chlamydia infection before I took him in) weren’t even touched as the vets were literally racing against the clock to save his life; Morgan managed to survive the surgery but he’s still in critical condition.

The vet suspects he either has pneumonia, or has been badly beaten or has some serious heart problem and I can’t help wondering if I’ll ever know the truth of what happened to this poor baby in his short life.

For now, he is under antibiotic treatment, he’s being given Longacef and will be getting an X ray as soon as possible because it’s necessary we find out what’s wrong with him before doing anything else.


A huge thank you to all of you who have donated towards his care! Keep this precious baby in your thoughts and let’s hope for the best.


USA: Treated Like Trash – Another Excellent ‘Mercy For Animals’ Undercover Investigation – ‘Grace’ was used, abused, and then discarded by the dairy industry. She Died After Having Her Calf Hauled Out of Her Body In Parts !




SAV comment – please give your full support to the excellent investigative work undertaken by Mercy For Animals.  Also please never forget the issue of ‘Ag gag’; this is the kind of abuse that some US states are trying to use to PREVENT the footage shown here from being exposed to the general public.  Time to kill Ag gag and time to stop immediately this kind of animal abuse and suffering.  Keep up your excellent work MFA.

Is your pizza topped with horrific animal cruelty? A new Mercy For Animals undercover investigation reveals shocking animal abuse at a milk producer for Leprino Foods – the world’s largest mozzarella cheese maker and major cheese supplier to Pizza Hut, Domino’s and Papa John’s.


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Dear Mark,   


The dairy factory farm knew her as #4391.

But to me, her name was Grace.

Yesterday, Mercy For Animals broke my undercover investigation exposing heartbreaking cruelty to mother cows and their calves at a Leprino Foods dairy supplier. Cheese from Leprino ends up at Pizza Hut, Papa John’s, and Domino’s restaurants around the world.

Today I want to tell you the story of Grace, one of the cows I met during my time working this case. After reading her story, please give today to help us stop the suffering of other dairy cows just like Grace .

Grace was used, abused, and then discarded by the dairy industry.

She was treated as a mere machine  — not an individual worthy of love or kindness.

Like all dairy cows, Grace was impregnated and had her babies taken from her immediately after birth. She endured this trauma time after time after time.

When Grace’s milk production slowed, she was impregnated again and the heartbreaking cycle would continue. The dairy industry’s plan for Grace — and all other dairy cows confined on factory farms — was to push her to physical limits until she “ran dry,” and then send her to slaughter.

But Grace’s story ended differently.

One day I witnessed a worker examining Grace. I could tell by her frantic bellowing that something was wrong. Grace’s baby had died in her womb.

My supervisor told me he knew Grace’s condition was so bad that he should call a veterinarian, but he refused to do so. Instead, he decided to proceed without a veterinarian’s assistance.

And that’s when things went horribly wrong. 

The workers began removing the dead calf even though Grace’s body wasn’t ready to deliver her baby. She screamed in pain and strained in misery as the workers forcefully pulled the dead calf from her body —  piece by piece

I watched helplessly as workers used a chain to finish removing the calf’s body from Grace, making the prolonged, botched procedure even more excruciating for her. 

After what seemed like an eternity, her dead calf was removed and thrown into a truck.

Grace should have been examined and given medical care after her gruesome ordeal, but instead she was left to suffer without any care or kindness at all. Grace was treated like trash.


The next day, Grace died. 

I wish I could say that this horrific scene was unusual, but it’s not. Dairy factory farms regularly cut corners to maximize profit, and it is the animals who pay the ultimate price .

And that’s why I risk my safety to be an undercover investigator with Mercy For Animals. Because animals like Grace deserve a voice. They deserve justice .

But I can’t do this work alone. Now I need your support. I need you to stand with Mercy For Animals as they pursue justice on behalf of Grace, and all the other cows I saw being beaten, kicked, punched, and dragged by tractors at this factory farm.

Please, make a special donation today so we can stop this cruelty .

Mercy For Animals is at the forefront of the fight to protect cows from suffering in the dairy industry — and on all factory farms across the country. Their work is having a real impact, leading to prosecutions of animal abusers and international animal welfare policy changes.

Just last month, Nestle, the world’s largest food company, announced sweeping animal welfare policy changes that will affect thousands of suppliers in over 90 countries. This historic announcement came on the heels of an MFA investigation , just like mine, that exposed cruelty at a Nestle supplier.

Right now, MFA needs your help to go head-to-head with Leprino Foods, and its customers Pizza Hut, Papa John’s, and Domino’s, to push for similar changes that will impact millions of animals.


Help me protect animals like Grace. Please make a donation to Mercy For Animals today


You’re the only hope for animals suffering on factory farms. Please don’t let them down.



Undercover Investigator

P.S. Grace suffered horribly at the hands of the dairy industry. Please support MFA’s vital work to end cruelty to animals on factory farms by making a tax-deductible donation today . Do it for Grace







Live Exports – EU Live Farm Animal Transport Update 18/9/14.




EU live farm animal transport update 18/9/14.

Over the last couple of days, we have been in direct verbal contact with the office of Commissioner Borg (Brussels, Belgium) regarding our letter calling for a one off 8 hour maximum journey time for all farm animals in transport.

This morning, 19/9; we have had a telephone call from Brussels; who have confirmed receipt of our documentation and that our evidence is under consideration.  Commissioner Borg’s office has verbally assured us that the issues detailed in our letter are being addressed and that we will be provided with a formal written response in the near future.

When the letter arrives with us, we will be sharing it with you on this site.  If it is necessary to then follow up with Commissioner Borg in the form of further correspondence, then it will be done.

Following are the current posts we have produced on this very important issue of animal welfare throughout the EU.  As we have said, our view on the issue is that a reduction across the EU to a one off 8 hours maximum journey time would greatly reduce, or completely stop a lot of the current long distance animal transports which are being witnessed.  We have said in the past on our posts:

Whilst some (welfare organisations) may be taking a form of action towards their own national governments; we stress that EU wide legislation which applies to all member states is made in the EU Commission, Brussels, and not by individual member states just for the benefit of individual member states.  The EU may update or produce new legislation in the form of a new or amended ‘Regulation’ – and this has to be officially adhered to by all member states to ensure that EU standards are met and maintained.  If a member state does not / is shown not enforce the official regulation, then the EU (as a whole, via the Commission) can take action against any individual member state that shows non-compliance”.


We will be publishing the response to our documentation from Commissioner Borg as soon as we receive it on this site; including any further follow up response that we feel may be necessary.

MJ – SAV 18/9/14.





Lebanon: Europeans try to save storks, then this happens over Lebanon.



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Europeans try to save storks, then this happens over Lebanon.

There is no fighting chance for migratory birds when they fly over Lebanon: Hunting laws may be in place in the Middle East, but who’s enforcing them?

From storks and pelicans to hoopoers to eagles to migratory songbirds… see the images of the bloodbath in Lebanon during this year’s hunting season:

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All Pictures from Greenphrophet – click on links to go to site.

New migratory birds; another year of senseless slaughter.

A savage country in the migratory corridor of European birds!

Will anyone stop them?

Some species of birds that can be seen in the pictures are very rare and endangered.

Photos are disturbing:

Please sign the petition at:

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India: Breaking News – Supreme Court of India Intervenes to Save Thousands of Animals from Nepal’s Brutal Gadhimai Festival Sacrifice.





Supreme Court of India Intervenes to Save Thousands of Animals from Nepal’s Brutal Gadhimai Festival Sacrifice

The Supreme Court of India passed an interim order directing the Union of India to prevent the illegal movement of animals across the border from India to Nepal, to be sacrificed at the Gadhimai Festival, scheduled to be held on 28-29 November. Approximately 70 percent of the animals to be sacrificed at the festival will come from India, so the immediate implementation of this order could have a significant impact on the event, even leading to the entire sacrifice being abandoned.

The animal movements are in violation of the Export-Import Policy of India and the Foreign Trade Act (Development and Regulation) Act 1992, which categorically places live cattle and buffalo in the restricted export category, requiring a license to legally export them. This rule is being openly flouted as the majority of animals are transported illegally across the border without an export license. The Court’s order was passed in direct response to an urgent petition submitted by Smt. Gauri Maulekhi, consultant to Humane Society International/India and Trustee of People for Animals.


N.G. Jayasimha, managing director of Humane Society International/India, said: “The Gadhimai Festival’s massacre of innocent animals is an unholy bloodbath that has no place whatsoever in religion. This mass slaughter of animals is not part of Hinduism and has been thoroughly and rightly rejected by the Hindu Council of Britain. The Supreme Court of India’s order offers a vital lifeline to the hundreds of thousands of animals being illegally taken across the border to be killed, and there is every chance that with this action we can prevent the killing going ahead this year. In a modern, civilised society we cannot continue to sanction the death of animals in the name of religion.”

The Festival is held in Nepal every five years and involves the barbaric ritual sacrifice of 500,000 animals including water buffalo, sheep, pigs, rats, pigeons and chickens over a two day period. The animals are killed in front of each other, using blunt knives and swords to cut their throats.

Justice Kehar of the Supreme Court of India observed that the sacrifice of animals at the Gadhimai Festival was “demeaning and cruel” and that such brutal treatment must not be meted out on India’s animals, referring to the fact that 70 percent of the animals sacrificed at the festival come from India.

The Court notice affects the Union of India and the four border States of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal, from where a majority of the animals are transported illegally.

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See our past SAV posts on this issue –

Warning – posts contain some graphic images of animal killing.

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England: Each generation decides what cruelty they will tolerate.



Each generation decides what cruelty they will tolerate.

End the cage – its time to evolve !





Scotland: Alyn Smith MEP and Others Will Take Action On 22/10 Against EU Bullfight Subsidies





As you are probably aware, my group in Parliament is calling on our European colleagues to back an amendment to the budget this week that will prevent any more EU funds being used to raise bulls for bullfighting.

I have been very clear in my opposition to bullfighting. The petition I submitted to the European Commission in 2013 reached 12000 signatures and I’m heartened to see that so many people agree that blood sports have no place in the 21st century.

As it stands, subsidies from the Common Agricultural Policy allow farmers to use the Single Farm Payment on hectares used to rear bulls used in the fights. My group in the European Parliament believes this is utterly wrong and is calling for our European colleagues to back our budget amendment this week that will end these subsidies.

Agricultural subsidies should be used to help farmers produce food, not to satisfy an outdated and abhorrent animal sacrifice.

As an honorary Vice President of the Scottish SPCA and an honorary associate member of the British Veterinary Association, I utterly condemn this barbaric practice.

There is no reason why European taxpayers should continue to subsidise activities that are in flagrant contradiction of our common animal welfare goals – even through such an indirect manner as Single Farm Payment.

Therefore I would like to assure you that I will be backing my group in voting for this amendment on Wednesday 22nd.

More information on my activities in opposition to bullfighting can be found here

Yours aye,




England: Live Animal Transport 8 Hour Campaign. 20/10/14 Update. SAV To Receive EU Commission Response This Week.



EU Live animal transport Update 20/10/14.

 Today we have been in contact with the EU Commission relating to our letter of August and the 8 hour maximum journey time for animals in transport.


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Some of our past posts on this issue:

Having still not had a response from the EU Commission involved, we today talked with a researcher for the Commission to ask why we had not had a reply; and when were we going to get one ?

We were verbally informed that a formal response had been sent by post to us on 16/10/14. 

Thus, it should be arriving with us in England any day soon.

When it does arrive, we will be publishing and commenting on the letter on this site.

If all goes well we hope for further news by the end of this week – say 24/10/14.

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