England: Over 176,000 EU Citizens Sign To Stop Live Exports.



Update from Pru at Compassion In World Farming (CIWF) regarding the Euro tour of the stop live animal exports tour – remember our post from October:


Over 176,000 Euro citizens signed to stop the trade. The EU has got to listen !

We worked with Pru re the recent live sheep exported from Serbia to Israel – see our post and all the links / photos at:


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Dear Mark,

I recently returned from Brussels, where I presented the European Commission with our #CowOnTour petition, signed by 176,062 European citizens. Our simple, united message: Stop live farm animal exports.

 Today, I want to share with you the story of #CowOnTour – and urgently call on you to use your voice once again to speak up for Europe’s exported farm animals.

Following the recent tragic events in Paris, to avoid extra pressure on the security services we cancelled our final #CowOnTour event in Brussels. However, thanks to your support, we were still able to secure a face-to-face meeting with the European Commission. They have promised us an official response to the petition, and we will share this with you when we receive it.

We also had an urgent second request for the Commission: Until a live export ban is in place, they must push EU countries not to approve road shipments to Turkey. This trade route is of particular concern because animals can be held at the border for days on end, crammed on trucks in hot, filthy conditions, without adequate rest or water. This is not only cruel, but clearly breaches EU law.

At least 12 member states have been approving exports to Turkey despite knowing that the delays make the journeys illegal.

Yet the Commission appears reluctant to intervene. If they won’t act, we will. Our cow may no longer be on tour – but let’s show those member states that Europe’s citizens are still on the case!

THANK YOU to everyone who backed the #CowOnTour, and for your ongoing support for the campaign to stop live exports from the EU. Together, we can end this cruelty.

 Pru Elliott

Campaign Officer

PS Check out the full story of Compassion’s #CowOnTour here – an epic journey for one animal, supported by more than 176,000 European citizens.









With the Death of San Diego’s Northern White Rhino, the Population Drops to Three.

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With the Death of San Diego’s Northern White Rhino, the Population Drops to Three

Decimated by poaching, the species finds test tube breeding to be its last hope for survival.

A northern white rhino was euthanized Sunday at its enclosure in San Diego’s Safari Park, leaving only three of the species left in the world.

Nola, a 41-year-old, 4,500-pound female, had been under veterinary care for a bacterial infection as well as age-related health problems. Her condition worsened over the weekend, according to zoo officials.

 “We’re absolutely devastated by this loss, but resolved to fight even harder to end extinction,” the San Diego Zoo posted on its Facebook page.

Nola was captured in the wild and brought to a Czech zoo at around two years of age. She arrived at the San Diego Zoo in 1989.

The world’s three remaining northern white rhinos—one male and two females—live on a 700-acre preserve in Kenya, under armed guard to protect them from poachers. Age and poor health have rendered them incapable of reproduction.

Northern white rhino (Ceratotherium simum cottoni) cow called Najin, watched over by armed guard, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Laikipia, Kenya, Africa, September 2012


In 1960, as many as 2,000 northern white rhinos roamed across Chad, the Central African Republic, southwestern Sudan, northeastern Zaire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and northwestern Uganda. By 1984, that number had dwindled to just 15 animals.

Along with habitat loss, poaching—fueled by the rise in demand for rhino horn used in traditional Asian medicines—has effectively snuffed out the northern white rhino species.

But conservationists hold out hope that technological advancements in in vitro fertilization over the next 10 to 15 years may save the species.

RELATED: Rhinos Arrive in San Diego to Become Surrogates and Help Save a Species

Earlier in November, San Diego received a shipment of six female southern white rhinos—a species with a population around 20,000—to serve as potential surrogate mothers to northern white rhino fetuses.

The idea is to harvest the remaining eggs from the remaining female northern white rhinos and fertilize the eggs with northern white rhino sperm currently in frozen storage. The resulting embryos would be implanted in the southern white rhino females. Conservationists hope to breed a northern white rhino calf by this method by 2025 or 2030.



Urgent action: ask the EU to challenge China on torture.

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Urgent action: ask the EU to challenge China on torture

The pressure on China is growing with more than 1,000 signatures in a few days and the UN’s Committee Against Torture due to issue its report on China very soon.

The European Union now has an opportunity to build the pressure even further by challenging China over torture at a crucial meeting on Monday.

Can you help us urge EU officials to highlight torture at the meeting? Time is short because the EU has only just confirmed that its next “EU-China Human Rights Dialogue” will take place on 30 November.

Last week China claimed to the UN that it doesn’t allow torture in Tibet – our research proves that this is far from the truth.

Unfortunately, torture hasn’t been discussed at the dialogue meetings for more than three years: the EU must confront China over torture now.


Please send an email to the head of the European External Action Service (the EU’s “foreign ministry”) to ask her to ensure that torture is high on the agenda for the meeting on 30 November.

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USA: Success! NIH Will Retire Its Last 50 Research Chimps.




Success! NIH Will Retire Its Last 50 Research Chimps

Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/success-nih-will-retire-its-last-50-research-chimps.html#ixzz3s9s55liX

This week animal advocates are celebrating a historic victory with an announcement from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that it will be retiring the last 50 research chimpanzees it owns to sanctuaries.

We have marveled over their complexity and similarities to us, but have still exploited chimpanzees for decades in unthinkable and indefensible ways in the name of science. Despite being unable to undo the past, we’re now making some big changes that will drastically impact their future for the better.

Care2 member, Brittany E.G. started a petition asking the NIH director to retire research chimps, which received more than 21 thousand signatures.

In 2011, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) issued a report that concluded most research on chimpanzees in biomedical and behavioral research was unnecessary and unethical, and made recommendations about their future use.

Following the release of the report, the NIH announced it would be retiring most of the research chimps it owned or funded in 2013. The news meant hundreds of chimpanzees would finally be free from harm, after what had been decades in labs for some.

While the news was well received by those who have been campaigning for years to see this day come, it was also tempered by the fact that while 310 chimps would be retired, 50 would be left behind for possible use in future research.

That changed this week, with another announcement from the NIH that the remaining 50 will also be permanently retired to sanctuaries.

“I think this is the natural next step of what has been a very thoughtful five-year process of trying to come to terms with the benefits and risks of trying to perform research with these very special animals,” NIH director Francis Collins told Nature. “We reached a point where in that five years the need for research has essentially shrunk to zero.”

The news is a little surprising, but it follows a growing number of obstacles to using them as test subjects. Earlier this year, the status of captive chimps was officially changed to endangered under the Endangered Species Act. The listing set the bar even higher for anyone who wanted to use them by requiring any experiments be for the benefit of chimpanzees.

As of this fall, there have been no permit requests to use them in experiments, and while there are still many more privately owned chimps waiting to be liberated from labs, it doesn’t look like any more will be subjected to invasive research – at least not with funding from our taxpayer dollars.

Collins added in a letter that relocation will be “conducted as space is available and on a timescale that will allow for optimal transition of each individual chimpanzee with careful consideration of their welfare, including their health and social grouping.”

So far, reports indicate the next to go will be 20 from the Southwest National Primate Research Center, otherwise known as Texas Biomedical Research Institute, which was the subject of a scathing investigation conducted by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) last year.

Now it’s a matter of finding room for them in the national sanctuary system. Chimp Haven has said it is now ready to take 25 and will start working on making space for more next year. While the organization does receive funding from the government, it is required to partially match it through donation, so public support is hugely important in the effort to get these chimps into the long overdue retirement they deserve.

For more info on how to help, visit Chimp Haven.


Thailand: A Tiger’s Stripes Help Thailand Jail the Poacher Who Killed It.



A Tiger’s Stripes Help Thailand Jail the Poacher Who Killed It

Camera traps set up to aid tiger science allow police to link a dead animal to one of the nation’s wildlife sanctuaries.

Taylor Hill is an associate editor at TakePart covering environment and wildlife.

When police found the parts, skin, and meat of a tiger in a car in western Thailand, they were almost certain a crime had been committed. There are only 100 or so tigers left in the wild in Thailand, and it is illegal to kill them.

But their chances of nailing the suspect for the crime were slim.

“Typically, in that circumstance, the poachers will just say they shot the tiger in Myanmar, where wildlife laws are lax, and traffickers have little fear or punishment,” said Peter Clyne, deputy director of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Asia program.

But thanks to a technological collaboration between Clyne’s organization and Thai wildlife officials, this tiger’s remains included a vital clue to its origins. The pattern of stripes on its skin matched those of a tiger that had been photographed in Thailand’s Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary. Over the past 20 years, the team has set up hundreds of automated camera traps in the 600,000-acre reserve, capturing thousands of images of its tigers in order to estimate their numbers and study their movements.

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“Every tiger has those distinctive stripes, but the patterns are unique to each tiger,” Clyne said. “Once you know how to I.D. a tiger by its stripes, it’s just like using fingerprints, but less tricky.”

RELATED:  Only 3,200 Tigers Remain in the Wild; This Map Shows Where

These images allowed officials to identify the poached tiger as a female from Huai Kha Khaeng, last photographed with two cubs by a camera trap in April this year.

The fate of the cubs remains unknown. But the fate of the poacher is more certain: Police have taken him into custody, where he now awaits trial, WCS announced Nov. 18.

A poacher caught in a similar way in 2011 received a five-year prison sentence, Clyne said. “When this evidence gets before a judge, it’s going to be hard for them to say they killed this animal outside of Thailand and were just bringing it in.”

Today, only about 3,200 tigers remain in the wild, a decline of about 97 percent from a century ago owing to poaching for the international black market. Every bit of a tiger—its skin, bones, claws, whiskers, and meat—commands a high price in China and other Asian nations. Wildlife officials suspect the poacher was transporting the animal’s parts to a restaurant, where tiger meat is served both for its supposed health benefits and as a status symbol. Tiger hunting trophies are also in heavy demand.

Clyne said it is vital that poachers face consequences when they’re caught, to deter future poaching and save the world’s remaining wild tigers.



USA: Save Rare White Deer from Certain Death.


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Save Rare White Deer from Certain Death




Target: Varick Town Supervisor Bob Hayssen

Goal: Protect rare white deer from certain death by purchasing land around the old Seneca Army Depot to utilize as an eco-park.

Hundreds of rare white deer who roam freely at the 7,000-acre Seneca Army Depot in New York could face certain death when the land goes up for sale soon. The white deer have been able to thrive in the area surrounding the abandoned army depot thanks to a fence that has helped protect them from predators.

The Seneca Army Depot has the largest known population of the white deer. If the buyer of the depot land takes down the fence, the deer aren’t expected to survive for long due to predators and hunters.

Many groups are fundraising to buy some of the land to keep as a protected area for the deer and to turn into a tourist attraction, as the deer are a popular attraction among visitors. Bob Aronson, Executive Director of the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency, is selling the land and has made an offer to the town of Varick that they can have the land that falls within their borders for a dollar so long as they market it themselves.

Varick Town Supervisor Bob Hayssen said they are considering the deal and would turn 1,000 acres into an eco-park for the deer. Urge Varick officials to save the rare white deer by taking this deal and turning the land into an eco-park safe haven for the deer.


Dear Town Supervisor Hayssen,

Hundreds of rare white deer that make up the largest known white deer population have been able to thrive within the protected area of the 7,000-acre Seneca Army Depot. If the wrong buyer gets their hands on that land, it could be the end of the white deer there.

These rare deer are awe-inspiring to locals and visitors and deserve a chance to survive and thrive. The deal you have been offered by Bob Aronson would allow the deer to do just that. I urge you to save the rare white deer by taking this deal and turning the land into an eco-park safe haven for the deer.


[Your Name Here]




Your Voice Has Been Heard Helping To Save Orangutans.

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Believe us, sometimes when you spend ages constantly going through and signing petitions; you often ask yourself if it really worth doing.  We know, we often feel the same.  So here is some brilliant news that is a direct consequence of a petition – one that relates to palm oil and saving the lives of the wonderful orangutans.

Read and celebrate – a victory you have achieved through asking the right questions ! – SAV.

2015 – Awesome news & update! :)

Nutella are on our safe list.

They have gone above and beyond any other brand in the world, not only are they using 100% certified sustainable palm oil, they can also track all of it back to the source and ensure that it is not coming from areas that have been recently deforested.

They are also not sourcing any of their palm oil from Indonesia, therefore they are not threatening the survival of orangutans.

Thank you all for making Nutella Safe!

Find out just how eco friendly many of your daily products are

– click on the link below.

Please see UCS for more information and other products… http://www.ucsusa.org/global-warming/stop-deforestation/palm-oil-scorecard-2015#.VkumeHarS01

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USA: A Hormel Exclusive Supplier In Pig Meat Products Is Exposed – “If the USDA is around, they would shut us down” – Lets Hope So !



SAV Comment – people of the USA; please think about what some of your politicians have tried / are doing.  Introducing ‘Ag Gag’ legislation would stop all evidence such as that in the following video from being obtained.  Do you want that ? – should processors that abuse animals be allowed to continue their abuses un monitored by evidence gatherers ? – NO.  Then fight to stop ag gag being introduced by some states in the future.  The guys who film this are NOT the animals abusers; it is the workers at the facility who are.  Fight ag gag in every way that you can – be an animals voice.

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This is What Pigs Endure to Become Bacon and Processed Meat

by Alicia Graef

November 14, 2015

“If the USDA is around, they could shut us down”

A disturbing video released this week by Compassion Over Killing (COK) has brought to light the horrifying treatment pigs are subjected to at a slaughterhouse that exclusively supplies Hormel Foods.

An investigator for the organization recorded footage at Quality Pork Processors (QPP), a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspected slaughterhouse in Austin, Minn., and uncovered heartbreaking treatment of pigs, in addition to serious issues impacting food safety.

Some of the problems shown in the video include pigs being beaten, shocked and improperly stunned and slaughtered while they’re still conscious, in violation of federal law, pigs who were too weak or sick to walk on their own being beaten and dragged to slaughter and others covered in feces and pus-filled abscesses being slaughtered and processed for food – complete with the USDA’s approval.

Warning: the video below is very graphic.



Problems with the treatment of pigs and other farm animals who are raised and killed for meat have continued to surface through these undercover investigations, but this one in particular is raising serious concerns about a questionable program intended to speed up production and essentially allow facilities to police themselves.

QPP is one of five pork processors in the U.S. that are currently participating in a pilot program that was implemented in the 1990s called the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point-Based Inspection Models Project (HIMP). The program allows for a disastrous combination of faster line speeds at slaughter and lower government oversight.

According to COK, at this particular facility approximately 1,300 pigs are killed each hour to make Hormel pork products, including Spam.


“The abuses we uncovered at Hormel reveal a high-speed slaughter hell for pigs,” said COK’s Executive Director Erica Meier. “Workers are taking inhumane shortcuts to keep the kill lines moving, and with fewer government inspectors on site, this flawed self-inspection system is also jeopardizing food safety.”

COK added in a statement that an audit done by the Office of Inspector General in 2013 had already identified multiple concerns about the HIMP program related to food safety and humane animal handling and that last year several USDA whistleblowers also spoke out about it, yet the USDA has allowed the program to continue unchecked.

Not only has it been allowed to continue, but last year the the USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service launched a review to see if the program could be expanded.

Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/this-is-what-pigs-endure-to-become-bacon-and-processed-meat.html#ixzz3raH9K01H

Unedited footage been given to local authorities and the USDA, which is now investigating.

“The actions depicted in the video under review are completely unacceptable, and if we can verify the video’s authenticity, we will aggressively investigate the case and take appropriate action,” USDA spokesman Adam Tarr told the Washington Post.

Meanwhile, COK is encouraging the USDA to end this dangerous program over concerns about the inhumane treatment of pigs and the risks it poses to food safety. Hopefully the attention this investigation is garnering will not only get this program shut down HIMP, but will help encourage people to stop supporting products that inherently perpetuate this type of abuse.

For more info, visit Compassion Over Killing.

Take Action!


If you could not watch the video using the above link; watch it here on the petition.

Sign and share this petition

urging Hormel to stop buying pork from this pig-torturing supplier.

Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/this-is-what-pigs-endure-to-become-bacon-and-processed-meat.html#ixzz3raHGRgfn





Serbia: Chantal’s Story – From Danica at Shelter ‘Felix’.

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Above – Chantal today – a beautiful cat full of life; very different to the little kitten in October.

We have no idea of where or when Chantal was born, or how she ended up on the street all alone; what we do know is that she was found lying motionless near the pavement, most probably hit by a car.

She was the embodiment of utter despair, a tiny and seemingly hopeless creature with filthy, matted fur and wide terrified eyes that was totally unable to get up.

Her first X ray scan showed that she had a fracture of her right femoral head and all of us were puzzled to see that she was still able to put weight on her right rear leg, yet she was dragging the other one, so another X-ray scan needed to be taken and it turned out that she had a broken spine as well. Someone even mentioned putting her down, but we wanted to try and give her another chance, regardless of how slim it was, so we put her in the cage; she was being given painkillers together with vitamin B complex every day and we all just waited to see what would happen next.

Fortunately, even though her vertebrae were broken, the spinal cord remained unharmed and she promptly began to walk – staggering, stumbling and falling but she walked. A stroke of good luck in her life (which had been miserable so far) was that she befriended a healthy kitten we’d taken in around the same time. Slightly a little younger than she was, her new friend quickly became her therapist, her strength and the force that pushed her forward.

In just a couple of weeks, with huge help of her little pal, Chantal managed to beat all odds and emerged a winner :) She keeps improving by the day, she is already capable of climbing onto the bed and she spends most of her time doing more or less everything a healthy kitten would do – she’s playing with cat toys, defending her place in a cat tunnel she’s proclaimed to be hers, wrestling with her kitty friends and her days are finally full of joy.

She is not filthy and pitiable anymore; her long hair is shiny, sleek and soft and she’s already showing what a gorgeous, luxurious furred beauty she will become when she grows up.

At such a tender age she was forced to endure something that no cat, much less a kitten should have to go though in a lifetime, but she fought like hell and she won because at least sometimes “fortune favors the brave”.


Any donation to help, feed and keep the cats warm this winter; – please visit:


Below – Chantal’s first visit to the vet, in early October…







England: Animal Aid’s Christmas Fayre – Kensington, London 6/12/15.



Animal Aid’s Christmas Fayre – Sunday 6th December.

10am – 5pm.

Kensington Town Hall – More than 100 ethical stands.- Vegan café; Face painting; children’s workshops; Talks.  Nearest tube – Kensington High Street.

Admission £2 – children under 11 enter free.






Brave Bear Rescue.

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One amazing story from our animal petitions (News and More) link which you can see below:


Well done Adam !!


Global: Animal Petitions and More.


Animal petitions and more – 12/11/15.

Please note; There may be the odd link that does not work, but hopefully the majority of them are ok – SAV.

 Thursday, November 12, 2015

http://act.wildhorsepreservation.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=21689 Zip=5 digits. Ranchers who sell beef to Whole Foods Market are behind the largest mustang roundup of 2015-2016, now underway in southern Oregon. Tell Whole Foods that it should not provide a market for meat supplied by ranchers who graze sheep and cattle in wild horse and burro Herd Management Areas (HMAs)!

http://action.peta.nl/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=43&ea.campaign.id=44335 Urgently request the Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem to vote against EU subsidies for Bullfighting

https://secure2.convio.net/pcrm/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=771 Univ. of Tennessee Chattanooga, End the Use of Live Animals for Medical Student Training

http://iworry.org/action/ Under the guise of conservation, it has emerged that Swaziland is seeking to sell 18 elephants to zoos in the USA. Their argument: If the transfer is not approved, they will have to be culled



Belgium.  Animal Police in each municipality and a stricter approach towards animal cruelty

http://action.onekind.org/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=75&ea.campaign.id=42872 More sign. needed. Help ban fox hunting in Scotland for good

http://wtfhormel.com/#take_action WTF Hormel? Your high-speed slaughter factories are harming Worker Safety, Animal Welfare, the Environment, and Public Health

















http://www.sosvox.org/es/index.html  After signing (ingresa), click on inicio, to scroll down for other petitions

https://www.openpetition.de/petition/online/gegen-wild-island-auf-prosieben-tiere-belustigungsobjekte Against “Wild Island” on TV, ProSieben! – (killing animals) to survive, for amusement. Confirm please




http://forcechange.com/category/environment/ New petitions


https://www.change.org/p/60-minutes-60minutes-nine-com-au-barnaby-joyce-mp-aph-gov-au-info-auslivestockexport-com-minister-maff-gov-au-boycott-60-minutes-live-export-shame Needs more attention

https://www.change.org/p/ayuntamiento-de-torremolinos-en-defensa-de-los-derechos-de-los-animales-y-la-investigaci%C3%B3n-de-responsables-pol%C3%ADticos Spain. Torremolinos. In defense of animal rights and research policy makers, investigation needed


https://www.change.org/p/hayvanlar%C4%B1-koruma-derne%C4%9Fi-safranbolu-hayvan-barina%C4%9Fi-iyile%C5%9Ftirilsin-hayvanlara-bakilsin-%C3%B6l%C3%BCme-terk-edilmesin Turkey. Animal Protection Association, improve the animal ‘shelters’

http://chn.ge/1LaoeLT Turkey. Stop destroying the habitat of wild animals, stop ‘punishing’ them searching for food during winter at ​​human settlements, apply law 5199, the animal protection law

https://www.change.org/p/marmaraere%C4%9Flisi-nde-bar%C4%B1nak-ve-%C3%A7%C3%B6pl%C3%BCkte-ya%C5%9Fam-m%C3%BCcadelesi-veren-hayvanlar%C4%B1n-dram%C4%B1-bitsin Turkey. Stop dumping dogs in the middle of nowhere, without food, water, medical care, neutering

http://chn.ge/1kN1VXb 7 Cats died, intervention came too late, provide 24-hour veterinary work

https://www.change.org/p/gobierno-de-china-pena-de-c%C3%A1rcel-para-los-q-maltratan-y-matan-a-los-perros-y-gatos-en-china Imprisonment for the torture and killing of dogs and cats in China


https://www.change.org/p/fundaci%C3%B3n-satuario-animal-rd-sanci%C3%B3n-por-crueldad-y-muerte-a-dos-perros-en-la-cuidad-de-monte-cristi  Dominican republic. Severe penalty for the cruel killing of two dogs in the city of Monte Cristi


https://www.change.org/p/elanco-non-%C3%A0-l-euthanasie-des-800-animaux-elanco Switzerland. Elanco: do not euthanize 800 animals

https://www.change.org/p/c%C3%A2mara-federal-aprova%C3%A7%C3%A3o-do-projeto-de-lei-1738-2011-que-prev%C3%AA-vacina%C3%A7%C3%A3o-e-tratamento-contra-a-leishmaniose-canina-e-fim-da-obrigatoriedade-de-sacrif%C3%ADcio-de-animais-infectados-pela-doen%C3%A7a Brazil. Approve Bill 1738/2011, providing vaccinations and treatment against canine leishmaniasis, to end the compulsory killing of infected animals


https://www.change.org/p/www-segundamano-es-www-milanuncios-com-por-la-prohibici%C3%B3n-de-venta-de-animales-en-p%C3%A1ginas-de-compraventa-como-segundamano-es Spain. Ban the sale of animals on sales pages such as segundamano.es

https://www.change.org/p/el-ministerio-del-ambiente-el-presidente-la-forma-de-explotar-el-petroleo-en-el-yasuni-que-respeten-lo-acordado-sin-carreteras Ecuador. Investigate the killing of native wildlife, made possible by Oil co./roads



https://www.change.org/p/sr-bautista-rojas-gomez-ministro-medio-ambiente-y-recursos-naturales-incrementar-las-acciones-de-cuidado-y-preservaci%C3%B3n-de-nuestras-%C3%A1reas-importantes-en-la-rep-dominicana-r%C3%ADos-monta%C3%B1as-zonas-protegidas-%C3%A1reas-depredadas-q-necesiten-reforestaci%C3%B3n-crear Increase actions of care and preservation of our important areas in the Rep. Dominicana







http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/307/947/058/ Reverse the decision of the OFWC (Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission) to remove the gray wolf from the list of species in danger!




http://www.thepetitionsite.com/310/874/237/stop-killing-service-dogs-in-des-moines-iowa/ Diesel

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/258/362/195/stop-the-slaughter/ Florida bears



http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/566/772/470/ Pets are family too! Sign to stop NYS landowners from preventing us from rescuing, adopting and owning a pet

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http://www.thewolfarmy.com/LicensedhuntSweden2Jan2015.html Hunting of wolves in Sweden will commence on the 2nd January 2016. A governmental decision based purely on political motives to appease the farming vote and the hunter’s money. It is in direct contrast with the EU rules on hunting a protected species.This callous behavior has resulted in Sweden facing heavy fines. In the end it is the tax paying public that will be forking out the penalties for the actions of their government








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Clever Little Dog !

Alright; if you don’t want to throw it for me, then I will sort it myself – huh !


South Africa: First Fruits Bull Killing Competition – Petition – Please Sign.


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During the First Fruits Festival that occurs every December in South Africa, teenage boys as young as 14 years old are tasked with killing a bull.

About 40 teens reportedly force sand or mud down a bull’s throat, gouge his eyes out, and twist his genitals before kicking and beating him to death.

Then they tear apart his flesh—all with their bare hands.

The fear and suffering that this bull will experience and the psychological damage these teens will be sure to endure is unimaginable.

And for what?!

Teaching children to be callous and violent killers has no place in any country’s traditions.



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Romania: Carmen’s Report Of Her Meetings At The EU Regarding Romanian Dogs.


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Sorry to be so late with this update, but we had technical problems with editing for YouTube my presentation in Strasbourg. I wanted it to play precisely and had to wait for an IT collaborator who could finalize the work according to our requirements.

Entschuldigt bitte, dass diese Zusammenfassung so spät kommt, aber wir hatten technische Probleme mit der Bearbeitung fur YouTube meines Vortrags in Strasbourg. Ich wollte eine genaue Übertragung, und wir mussten auf einen IT-Mitarbeiter warten, der das Projekt unseren Anforderungen gemäß fertig machen konnte.




Dear all,

As I had told you in my previous email, on October 8th a session dedicated to the stray dogs of Romania was held at the European Parliament, in the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals, in Strasbourg. It was the first time that they accepted that the topic of Romanian stray dogs could officially be approached in the European Parliament.

October 7th – Roundtable Meeting

On October 7th, the day before the event, a meeting in the European Parliament was organized, with the purpose of presenting a preliminary report, attended by the President of the Intergroup, MEPs and the renowned EU journalist Peter von Kohl.

I presented the situation found in the streets and in the public dog shelters and I outlined why the authorities would be interested in maintaining the current situation. I revealed a new problem: the negative effects of the new legislative provisions on public health, legislation which stipulates the administration of the rabies vaccine may be done only after microchipping. According to the answer from the National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority (ANSVSA) at the request of the National Federation for Animal Protection (FNPA), in rural areas the rabies vaccination was administered only to 1,03 million dogs, which means to about 23% of dogs with owners.

According to the new law, only michrochipped dogs can be vaccinated against rabies, but most of the owners don’t have the financial resources to support michrochipping which generated a major problem: millions of dogs with owners in Romania are currently not vaccinated against rabies! The motivation of those who insisted on such an aberrant provision (without simultaneously planning to subsidize this action) is not only hugely dangerous for the society, in terms of the potential for rabies outbreak, but also causes massive abandonment of dogs by their owners, in order to avoid the fine requested for the failure to identify (and sterilize) the dogs. Therefore, it is absolutely necessary to require immediately that the microchipping of dogs with owners will be subsidized!

October 8th – Stray Dogs Situation in Romania

On October 8th, I presented the report “Current Dog Management Practices in Romania. Towards a Sustainable and Human Solution?” to the Animal Welfare Intergroup of the European Parliament, which included:

The cruel reality of public shelters – compared to the exorbitant budgets “spent” by the city halls for managing stray dogs;

The negative effects of a deficient law for stray dog management, which actually caters to many financial interests by permanently maintaining a high number of dogs in the street, resulting in:

–          the massive abandonment of dogs which happens because people can’t pay the fine (up to 2500 euros) for violation of the provisions concerning the obligatory identification and sterilization;

–          a serious disturbance of public health, physical health (risk of rabies incidences), and psychological health (the abuse of animals led and is still leading to serious mental disorders)

Showing the inefficiency / ignorance / complicity / corruption of the authorities assigned to monitor the compliance with the rules concerning the animal protection and medical veterinarian deontology who in fact, with their actions, contribute to the continued abuse of animals.

Presenting the European Commission’s legal powers to intervene in the issue of stray animals;

Requests to the European Parliament and the European Commission, concerning:

–          Enforcing respect of the European Convention for the protection of pets, ratified by Romania in 2004, which requests that stray dogs can only be killed according to the national program of disease control;

–          Financial Control of some city halls in Romania conducted by the European Parliament, to see to what extent European funds are fraudulently misappropriated in the area of dog management when they are being killed;

–          Pressure on the Romanian authorities to implement a proper, compassionate and effective management;

–          Financing or co-financing sterilization and micro-chipping, at least of dogs with owners in rural areas and of disadvantaged people;

–          European legislation for the management of stray animals, which considers social ​​interest and ethical values;

You can see the PRESENTATION “Current Dog Management Practices in Romania. Towards a Sustainable and Human Solution?(website version, duration: 8 minutes) at this link:


To approach the situation of stray dogs from another angle seems to be the right way in order to encourage the European officials to intervene, because, in accordance with article 168 TFEU, the EU has an obligation towards the public health of its citizens.

The President of the Intergroup for Animal Welfare, the MEP Janusz Wojciechowski, said at the end of the event: “There is a chance to open a different kind of discussion, because I found that there is not only a matter of animal protection, but a problem of public health, and we will intervene, from this point of view, because the public health is a matter of the European Union. “

Broadcast of EU Reporter Peter von Kohl After the event the EU reporter Peter von Kohl invited me to participate in the broadcast: “Romania: Animal Welfare Round Table”, a broadcast attended also by the other two speakers of the event, Marlene Wartenberg and Ruud Tombrock.

The BROADCAST, totaling 20 minutes, may be viewed at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCi60m33qzg

(the translation into German of the broadcast can be found at:


Upcoming Actions

Together with the President of the Intergroup for Animal Welfare, MEP Janusz Wojciechowski, who visited Romania twice in connection with his efforts to change the harsh reality of this country, we have developed an action plan for the upcoming period with this goal: the intervention of the EU institutions concerning the Romanian authorities and the implementation of European legislation in the matter of dog management.

This event helped to make the MEPs present be aware of the cruel reality in Romania, of the necessity of intervention of both the Romanian authorities and the European Commission authorities, and represents an important step on our way to an effective and humane approach to the management of stray animals.

Best regards,



Broadcast of EU-Reporter Peter von Kohl


Stray Dogs Situation in Romania MEETING – 8 October 2015


With MEP Janusz Wojciechowski,

Carmen (left); President of Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals (middle) and Dr. Karolina Tomaszewska (on right)




Ihr Lieben,

Wie ich euch schon in einer früheren Email mitgeteilt hatte, fand am 8. Oktober  eine  Sitzung  im Europäischen Parlament in Strasbourg statt, in der Intergroup of Animal Welfare, die den Streunerhunden Rumäniens gewidmet war. Es war das erste Mal, dass das Thema der rumänischen Streunerhunde  offiziell im europäischen Parlament behandelt werden konnte.

  1. Oktober – Runder Tisch

Am 7. Oktober, dem Tag vor der Veranstaltung, wurde ein Treffen im  Europäischen Parlament einberufen mit dem Zweck, einen vorbereitenden Report zu präsentieren. Anwesend waren der Präsident der  Intergroup, Mitglieder des europäischen Parlaments, und der renommierte Journalist Peter von Kohl.

Ich legte die Lage dar, die in den Straßen und in den öffentlichen Tierheimen zu finden ist, und ich gab einen Überblick, warum die Behörden daran interessiert sind, den gegenwärtigen Zustand zu bewahren. Ich deckte ein neues Problem auf: die negative Auswirkung, die neue gesetzliche  Regelungen auf die öffentliche Gesundheit haben, eine Gesetzgebung, die verlangt, dass Tollwutimpfung nur nach Einsetzung des Microchips verabreicht werden darf.  Die National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority (ANSVSA) beantwortete eine Anfrage von der National Federation for Animal Protection (FNPA) mit der Aussage, dass in ländlichen Gegenden nur  1,03 Millionen Hunde Tollwutimpfung erhielten, das heißt, nur 23% von Hunden mit Eigentümern.

Dem neuen Gesetz zu folge dürfen nur Hunde mit Microchips gegen Tollwut geimpft werden, aber die meißten Eigentümer habern die finanziellen Mittel für Microchipping  nicht, was ein Riesenproblem hervorrief: Millionen von Hunden mit Eigentümern in Rumänien sind zur Zeit nicht gegen Tollwut geimpft!  Diejenigen, die auf so einer  abnormalen Provision bestanden (ohne gleichzeitig diese Aktion zu subventionieren), verursachen nicht nur eine große Gefahr für die Gesellschaft, nämlich die Möglichkeit eines Tollwut-Ausbruchs, sondern auch die massive Aufgabe von Hunden, denn die Eigentümer wollen die hohen Strafen vermeiden, die verhängt werden, wenn Hunde keinen Microchip haben (und nicht sterilisiert) wurden. Es ist deswegen unbedingt notwendig, zu verlangen, dass Microchipping subventioniert wird!

  1. Oktober – die Situation der Streunerhunde in Rumänien

Am 8. Oktober gab ich meine Präsentation ”Der derzeitige Zustand der Hunde-Verwaltung in Rumänien. Führt er zu  einer nachhaltigen und mehr humanen Lösung?” in der Intergroup of Animal Welfare, mit den folgenden Stichpunkten:

Die grausame Realitat in den öffentlichen Tierheimen – im Vergleich zu  den gigantischen “Ausgaben”, die die Rathäuser für das Management der Straßenhunde angeben;

Die negativen Auswirkungen einer mangelhaften Gesetzgebung für die Verwaltung der Streunerhunde. Diese Gesetzgebung spielt in die Hände von Interessengruppen, die sich finanziell bereichern, indem sie andauernd eine große Anzahl von Streunerhunden fördern, was Folgendes nach sich zieht:

–          die massive Aufgabe von Hunden, weil Leute die Strafe (bis zu 2500 Euro) nicht zahlen können, die verhängt wird,  wenn die obligatorische Identifizierung und Sterilisierung nicht ausgeführt werden;

–          die ernstliche Gefährdung der öffentlichen Gesundheit, der leiblichen Gesundheit (Risiko von Tollwut-Ausbruch) und der psychologischen Gesundheit (Tierquälerei führt ständig zu schwerwiegenden seelischen Krankheiten).

Aufdeckung der Inkompetenz / Ignoranz / Mitschuld / Korruption der Behörden, die beauftragt sind, die Einhaltung der Tierschutzgesetze und der veterinär-medizinischen  Pflichtethik zu überwachen, die in Wirklichkeit mit ihren Handlungen zu der ständigen Tierquälerei beitragen.

Präsentation der legalen Kraft der Europäischen Kommission, in Sachen der Streunerhunde eingreifen zu können;

Ersuche an das Europäische Parlament und die Europäische Kommision wegen Folgendem:

–          Respektierung der Europäischen Konvention für Tierschutz, die in 2004  von Rumänien unterschrieben wurde, und die verlangt, dass Hunde nur im Einvernehmen mit dem nationalen Programm für Krankheits-Kontrolle getötet werden dürfen;

–          Finanzielle Kontrolle einiger Rathäuser in Rumänien, unternommen vom Europäischen Parlament, um festzustellen, in wie weit europäische Geldmittel im Bereich der Hunde-Verwaltung  auf betrügerische Weise veruntreut werden, wenn die Hunde getötet werden;

–          Druck auf die rumänischen Behörden, um eine angemessene,  mitfühlende, und effektive Verwaltung auszuüben;

–          Finanzierung oder Mit-Finanzierung von Sterilisation und Microchipping, zum Mindesten bei Hunden mit Eigentümern, die auf dem Land wohnen oder die benachteiligt sind;

–          Europäische Gesetzgebung für die Verwaltung von Streunerhunden, die soziales Interesse und ethische Werte in Betracht ziehen.

Ihr könnt die PRÄSENTATION Der derzeitige Zustand der Hunde-Verwaltung in Rumänien. Führt er zu  einer nachhaltigen und mehr humanen Lösung?”(version website, 8 minuten) hier sehen:


Es sieht so aus, als ob es der richtige Weg sei, die Situation der Streunerhunde von einem anderen Gesichtspunkt aus anzugehen, um die europäischen Behörden einzuschliessen, denn, im Einvernehmen mit Artikel 168 TFEU, ist die EU für die Gesundheit ihrer Staatsbürger verantwortlich.

Der Präsident der Intergroup for Animal Welfare, der MEP Janusz Wojciechowski, sagte am Ende der Veranstaltung: “Wir sehen die Möglichkeit, eine andere Art von Diskussion zu eröffnen, denn ich stellte fest, dass es nicht nur um Tierschutz geht, sondern auch um öffentliche Gesundheit, und von diesem Standpunkt aus können wir eingreifen, denn öffentliche Gesundheit ist ein Anliegen der Europäischen Union”.

Übertragung des EU Reporters Peter von Kohl

Nach der Veranstaltung lud mich der EU Reporter Peter von Kohl ein, bei einer Übertragung teilzunehmen: “Rumänien: Tierschutz Runder Tisch”, eine Übertragung, bei der auch die beiden anderen Sprecher der Veranstaltung mitmachten, Marlene Wartenberg und Ruud Tombrock.

Die ÜBERTRAGUNG, die 20 Minuten dauert, kann hier gesehen werden: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCi60m33qzg

Die deutsche Übersetzung der Übertragung findet ihr hier:


Aktionsplan für die Zukunft

Zusammen mit dem Präsidenten der Intergroup for Animal Welfare, MEP Janusz Wojciechowski, der Rumänien im Zusammenhang mit seinen Bemühungen, die harte Realität dieses Landes zu ändern, zweimal besucht hatte, haben wir einen Aktionsplan für die nahe Zukunft entworfen, der folgendes Ziel hat: die Intervention von EU-Institutionen, was rumänische Behörden anbelangt, und die Realisierung von europäischer Gesetzgebung im Bereich der Hundeverwaltung.

Diese Veranstaltung half mit, um die anwesenden MEPs auf die grausame Realität in Rumänien und auf die Notwendikeit einer Intervention der rumänischen Behörden und der Behörden der Europäischen Kommission aufmerksam zu machen,  und sie bedeutet einen wichtigen Schritt auf unserem Weg zu einem effektiven und humanen Zugang zur Verwaltung der Streunerhunde.

Alles gute,


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Serbia: Can You Resist Helping This Little Crew ?

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The Story – Here are the new eight  puppies which were thrown on the road, under the wheels of cars and rescued at the last minute.

Safe site donations to help please



WE URGENTLY NEED HELP for their vaccinations, for protection and cleaning of parasites ,accommodation and food!!!

Also,I need help for puppies from sewer pipes who has skin disease,demodex, and URGENTLY NEEDS THERAPY!!!! Therapy for this puppy and needs for all  pups are around 170 euros … URGENT !!! PLEASE HELP !!!!!

Eight small fighters lives and vaccinated on debt .. 170 euros for them means life ..

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Netherlands: Big Victory in Dutch Court: fur farming will now definitely end!



A famous and superb ‘Respect for Animals’ advert shown on UK television fighting the cruelty of the fur trade:



In a judgment that has been anxiously anticipated by anti-fur organisations across Europe, the Dutch court of appeal has today made a ruling which will effectively bring an end to fur factory farming in the Netherlands.

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The fur trade had heralded 2014’s cancellation of the ban as a great victory but- to its great credit- the Dutch government, supported by anti-fur group Bont voor Dieren, launched a further appeal.

Today’s final verdict means the fur factory farming industry in the Netherlands is definitely coming to an end in 2024.


Check out more on this and all the fur industry news from Mark and the crew at ‘Respect for Animals’ (England) –



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USA: Oregon – Bad News For Wolves.


SAV Comment – It seems as outsiders that those in power right across the country have basically got it in for wolves – and are intent on wiping them out whilst a band of better people are doing all to save them.  Learn from us in the UK; it is only when there are none remaining in your country and you cannot enjoy seeing and filming them that you then realise what a vital part they played in the national Ecosystem.  Efforts are being made here to re-introduce wolf into the UK.  People of the USA, Enjoy and respect what you have with your wolves – give them the protection they deserve.  And politicians; normally just a drop in the ocean trying to make a name for themselves; nothing more !

Save the wolf !!

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Dear Mark,

Terrible news out of Oregon:

Just hours ago the state Fish and Wildlife Commission tossed aside the best advice of more than two dozen expert scientists and stripped endangered species protection from Oregon’s wolves. This betrayal is a declaration by the state’s powerfully connected livestock and hunting interests that wolves like OR-7 and his new family have no place in Oregon’s future.

There are roughly 83 wolves in the entire state, and they’ve returned to only a tiny fraction of their historic range. Without this critical legal protection, the state is tearing up the road map for their recovery. If Oregon follows the pattern we’ve seen in other states where protections have been taken away, this move paves the way for more killing of wolves in the future — maybe even a wolf hunt — and a reversal of fortune for the western wolf population at large. We must stop this.

You can help the Center for Biological Diversity put Oregon’s wolves back in their rightful place — on the state’s endangered species list — with a donation to the Center’s Predator Defense Fund.

Within days the Center will be in court challenging this disastrous decision. We’ll sue the wildlife commission for violating the requirements of Oregon’s Endangered Species Act. Meanwhile our activists will bring political pressure on Oregon’s elected officials, working all-out to re-establish the legal protection that these wolves need. The people of Oregon have spoken ― and they’re on our side. More than 90 percent of the 22,000 public comments the commission received on this vote were in favor of maintaining endangered species protection for wolves. We’re going to rally our wildlife-loving supporters to help overturn this decision.

Fighting a state government in court is expensive so we’ll need your help. Donate today to the Predator Defense Fund so we can take on Oregon’s bureaucracy and restore wolf protections.

It’s not just Oregon’s wolves — like OR-7 and his new family — in jeopardy with this decision. The safest way for wolves to return to California is through the Oregon wilderness. Without Oregon, the return of wolves all along the West Coast is endangered. Help us preserve these wolves by contributing to our Predator Defense Fund. Your donation will work both in court and out to preserve and protect this critical species and help them regain their lost range.

It’s not too late for Oregon’s wolves. We’ll get them their day in court, and we need you there with them.

For the wolves,

Kierán Suckling
Executive Director
Center for Biological Diversity






Announcement From Jelena – Link To Help Provided At End.

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SAV Comment – the following sounds like a very good idea and partial solution to the problems.  We will try to find out about where to make donations, but for the moment we suggest using the Facebook limnk at the very end of this post – please make it clear in your mail that the donation is for Jelena and a car.  Thank you.


Dear all..:) after Jelenas yesterday post (see below – SAV) the idea was born to collect for a car!

Costs for transport are so high and in Serbia it is possible to get one for max. 1500 €!

I hope we all will be able to collect this amount, so Dragoslava Ljuboja and Jelena Ljuboja can buy their own car and minimize the transport costs in the future..

Glen Smith thank you in advance for your unbelievable donation of 500 €…:) and thank you all for your support now and in the past! :)

Liebe Alle..:) nach Jelenas gestrigem post wurde die Idee geboren für ein Auto zu sammeln!

Die hohen Transportkosten würden dann in Zukunft wegfallen..in Serbien bekommt man ein kleines Auto bereits für 1500 €!

Ich hoffe sehr, wir bekommen die benötigte Summe zusammen und Dragoslava und Jelena haben dann bald ihr eigenes Auto! Glen Smith, im voraus vielen Dank für Deine zugesagten 500 €..und Euch allen für Eure großartige Unterstützung jetzt und in der Vergangenheit! :)


Original Announcement

After few days of thinking and calculating , we have made decision . After all , I think that all of you deserve to know everything about that . All of you know how much ill dogs we have .

For those who not know , we have dog with metastasis , dog with dislocated hip and something more ( with low funds probably never will know what ) , dog with crushed hip ( who also need lot of examination because obviously is il ) , 2 dogs with chronic gastro problems, dog with bigger heart ( consequence of heart worm ) , dog with epilepsy ( who also need more vet examination) , dog with lung problem , dog with bone problem, dog with arthritis , paraplegic dog with low function of kidneys and bladder .

It is not easy to watch them every day . I won’t lie , for so many years in animal welfare we never had so many dogs who need constant vet . Today I must inform you that all of them will not have any vet .

We have vet in Coka but that same vet did not recognised that cat has 3 dangerous virus even when she barely was alive. I do not want that for my dogs . We have vet in Senta but she only can work sterilisation and vaccination – she has no ultrasound, x-ray or lab. Our dogs need all that because of their condition. That is reason why I take them to nearest clinic that has all of that . They are great . They work careful , they pay attention on everything , and they often reduce my bills .

But , transport to them is expensive for us . For example , total costs for Charlotte was more than 600E . For her was collected 300E. Difference we had to pay from money for shelter food . and she is not only example . Some of dogs could not collect anything . Not only that , for some sterilisations we still owe money .

So this is reason of our decision. We can not allow that dogs be hungry . We buy them food every few days because never have enough to buy big packs for week or two . Or whole month . It is hard decision, it is not what we wanted but we now have no choice.

Maybe was better to leave them on the street , maybe some of them could find better luck than with us . Maybe . But it is too late . They are here and they will have to survive on their own. For so many years only 3 of our rescued dogs died, 2 because they were old , one because was ill and had bad vet . I only hope that that number will not increase now.

We have done everything for them, and maybe somebody will judge this decision , but I can not choose who will go to vet , who no. I live with all of them , I see when they are in pain, when they are bad , when they suffer .

And I gave everything that they be ok.

But in this point I do not have anything to offer them anymore . Sorry.






Tibetan Monks Are Dying In Chinese Prisons.

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UK: London Parliament – ‘Barbaric’ dog meat trade condemned by (UK) MPs.



Please click on the ‘watch parliament’ link below and see the excellent speech made by Robert Flello MP in the House.  Time limits did not allow him to state all that he wished but we are sure you will agree with us that Mr. Flello made a superb speech and overview of the dog meat subject.

On Thursday 5 November MPs took part in a debate on the dog meat trade in the House of Commons Chamber. This debate was scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee following a bid from Robert Flello MP.

This debate was opened by Robert Flello, Labour MP for Edmonton.

Watch the debate and read the transcript

Watch Parliament TV: MPs debate dog meat trade

Read Commons Hansard: MPs debate the dog meat trade

SAV Comment – ‘Hansard’ (for our overseas supporters) is a written record that is made of every verbal statement that is made in the House of Commons during every parliamentary session by any / all MP’s who speak during any debate.  Although very large to compile and time consuming for those that make this daily record; it is a unique piece and formal documented written documentation which allows the press and organisations such as our self to go back in time and see exactly what was said by whom on any particular issue.  Hansard is the formal daily record of what was said in Parliament in order that is can be cross referred to at any later date should the need arise.

We fully support the Hansard system and what it provides.

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From 5/11/15:

News just in from the BBC within the last hour – summary of today’s events in (UK) Parliament.


‘Barbaric’ dog meat trade condemned by MPs

The (British / UK) government is to write to British embassies in countries where dog meat is consumed urging them to suggest ways to improve animal welfare in the trade.

Foreign Office Minister James Duddridge made the commitment in a Commons debate as MPs described the industry as “inhumane” and “disgusting”.

Labour MP Rob Flello said other countries’ traditions could not be a “smokescreen” for “barbaric” practices.

He called for action to stop an annual dog meat festival in south-west China.

The Lychee and Dog Meat Festival in Yulin in Guangxi province sparked huge protests in June, when 10,000 dogs were said to have been slaughtered. However, residents and vendors in Yulin said the animals were killed in a humane way.

Speaking during a backbench business debate in the Commons, Mr Flello said: “I don’t believe that it is generally the role of this House to tell societies abroad what they should and shouldn’t do based on Western sensibilities.

“But we cannot allow for tradition to be used as a smokescreen for practices that are barbaric, cruel, inhumane, disgusting – pick any word you can possibly pick and it will not come close to what we are discussing here today.”

Dogs help humans “in many, many ways,” he said: “But what dogs are not for is for the barbaric, disgusting, cruel, vicious, evil of putting them on somebody’s plate in the most horrible ways that this House in its worst nightmares could ever imagine.”

Conservative MP Simon Hoare expressed sympathy for Mr Flello’s motion but but warned against telling other countries what to do.

“If we go down a cultural imperialist route, as desirable as the outcome might be, I am tempted to think that there would be a very fierce backlash against that,” he added.

Promising to write to all ambassadors in the area to review what they are doing about the trade, Mr Duddridge said the government was committed to improving animal welfare around the world, including working with the Chinese administration, and was able “to have these difficult discussions across cultural divides”.

He added: “We will continue to raise these issues in the most effective way possible – which isn’t always megaphone diplomacy but sometimes speaking louder on these important issues is needed and where it is needed, we are prepared to speak.”

Mr Flello’s motion was agreed by the MPs but is not binding on the government.

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Above and below – Dogs for slaughter at the Yulin ‘festival’.

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Serbia: Sneska Enjoying All The Days She Has Remaining.

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As many of you already know, Sneska has a chronic kidney disease and has been showing symptoms of uremic stomatitis, which is a consequence of her primary disease, since the beginning of summer.

Over the last few months she has been given painkillers almost every day as it was the only way to keep her pain free and able to eat; unfortunately, we can do nothing to cure her CKD and make her healthy again. After her UV scan which showed what bad shape her kidneys were in, the vet wasn’t very optimistic and lately he seems almost surprised she is still hanging on.

However, we’ve been wondering for quite some time if we are doing her a favor or torturing her trying to prolong her life, albeit with the best intentions. She is not happy for a myriad of reasons: firstly, she is essentially an outdoor cat who adores the sun and is aching to be free, but she’s been imprisoned inside the house for over a year, for her own good. Secondly, she’s been pricked countless times over the months just because we wanted to ease the pain in her mouth so she could chew and swallow her food to stay alive; the result is that she started to shun humans, which is something she has never done before. It’s a fact that many cats with CKD can live out their lives without ever reaching kidney failure, but Sneska is at least 14 years old already and besides, what’s the point of life without joy?

Little by little, she became a wretched, sad, tormented creature, totally hopeless, utterly unhappy and that’s the exact opposite of what we wanted to achieve.

Long story short, for good or for bad, we made the decision to let her live whatever time she has left the way she wants – in the yard, together with her companions of 14 years, soaking up the sun, running through the early morning frost, climbing the roof, scratching trees, with no meds and no fear.

And that’s what she’s been doing since Saturday, more vivacious and happier than she has been in a long time. Instead of spending her days all contorted and miserable, she is finally the light-legged, swift, curious, proud Sneska who is holding her head up high, the one we have known, respected and adored over all of these years.

Each new day is a gift for her, she’s living it with absolute intensity, with a heart full of joy; when the time comes she will be ready to leave with no regrets and another star will appear in the dark night sky.

Run and shine now, our precious Sneska, run like there’s no tomorrow and always remember how much we love you.


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SAV Facebook: Rescue News and Appeals For Help From Some Of Our 1,200 Members.

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The photos here are just a few of the many you will see from the stories on our Facebook page.

Please visit the SAV Facebook site – https://www.facebook.com/groups/SerbianAnimalsVoice/?fref=ts   

With over 1,200 members, you can catch up on all the latest rescues and shelter news from Serbia.  There are many appeals for help, so if you feel like donating to many of the worthwhile causes (using safe donation sites in other nations); you can give.


There are too many isolated cases for us to publish all on this site; but by visiting SAV Facebook you will be brought right up to date with all the latest rescue news.



Please give it a look; many people giving as much as they can to help animals in need.





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England: Remember, Remember, The 5th Of November !

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Today, November 5th is known in England as ‘Bonfire Night’.

Across the land, large fires are lit and firework displays take place

to commemorate an event in ol’ London town from the year 1605.

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Guy Fawkes is also known as

the last man to enter Parliament with honest intentions

many today would still say this is very true !


As the English say – “remember, remember, the 5th of November – a gunpowder treason and plot; there is no reason why gunpowder treason should ever be forgot”.

Why ? – to celebrate the ‘Gunpowder plot’ –

or ‘Guy Fawkes night’.


The Gunpowder Plot of 1605, in earlier centuries often called the Gunpowder Treason Plot or the Jesuit Treason, was a failed assassination attempt against King James I of England and VI of Scotland by a group of provincial English Catholics led by Robert Catesby.

The plan was to blow up the House of Lords during the State Opening of England’s Parliament on 5 November 1605, as the prelude to a popular revolt in the Midlands during which James’s nine-year-old daughter, Princess Elizabeth, was to be installed as the Catholic head of state.

Guy Fawkes, who had 10 years of military experience fighting in the Spanish Netherlands in suppression of the Dutch Revolt, was given charge of the explosives.

The plot was revealed to the authorities in an anonymous letter sent to William Parker, 4th Baron Monteagle, on 26 October 1605. During a search of the House of Lords at about midnight on 4 November 1605, Fawkes was discovered guarding 36 barrels of gunpowder—enough to reduce the House of Lords to rubble—and arrested. Most of the conspirators fled from London as they learned of the plot’s discovery, trying to enlist support along the way. Several made a stand against the pursuing Sheriff of Worcester and his men at Holbeche House; in the ensuing battle Catesby was one of those shot and killed. At their trial on 27 January 1606, eight of the survivors, including Fawkes, were convicted and sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered.

A gruesome death

To be hanged, drawn and quartered was from 1351 a statutory penalty in England for men convicted of high treason, although the ritual was first recorded during the reigns of King Henry III (1216–1272) and his successor, Edward I (1272–1307).

Convicts were fastened to a hurdle, or wooden panel, and drawn by horse to the place of execution, where they were hanged (almost to the point of death),emasculateddisembowelledbeheaded and quartered (chopped into four pieces). Their remains were often displayed in prominent places across the country, such asLondon Bridge. For reasons of public decency, women convicted of high treason were instead burned at the stake.

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SAV Comment – many people were behind the views of Guy Fawkes and the other conspirators – he was an explosives expert for his time.  His actions were betrayed by a letter sent in secret.

There is a saying in England today – “Come back Guy Fawkes; all is forgiven !”.  With the political system as it is now, many feel the need for a major overhaul of the system.

See the BBC video and more at  http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/the_gunpowder_plot

Enjoy this track from Siouxsie –  not related to 5th November but great anyway –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsPvWA9i4WM

Link – the Gunpowder plot society – http://www.gunpowder-plot.org/fawkes.asp    – lots on Guy Fawkes and more.


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UK: Parliament Brief For Dog Meat Trade – To Be Debated IN UK Parliament Today – 5/11/15.


UPDATE 6/11/15

Please go to the following


to get a complete overview of the debate; including footage of the debate, the excellent speech by Mr. Flello MP and also a full Hansard transcript of the debate.



Dog Meat Trade

Published Tuesday, November 3, 2015

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In many parts of Asia – particularly in countries such as China, the Philippines, Vietnam and South Korea – it is culturally acceptable to eat dog meat. These are not the only countries that eat dog meat around the world, dog meat is also eaten in Switzerland, Mexico and the Arctic and Antarctic, however most western cultures consider the practice “taboo”. In many Asian countries dogs have only relatively recently been kept as pets and so the animals are viewed very differently to the way they are viewed in the west. However, several animal charities draw attention to the condition in which the dogs are often kept prior to being killed for human consumption. Some animal welfare charities argue that dogs are often tortured before being killed because of a belief that it causes their meat to be tender. There are also concerns that most of the ‘meat dogs’ are in fact stolen companion dogs and strays who are kept in terrible conditions while being transported from country to country.

A particular concern for many charities is Yulin Dog Meat Festival which is held in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China, every year. News articles estimate 10,000 dogs are killed at the festival, having been inhumanely transported from other countries in tiny cages, often without food or water, before being beaten to death. There is a huge social media campaign to stop this festival, though its effectiveness has been questioned.

Although it is illegal to commercially slaughter and sell dog meat in many countries around the world, law enforcement is weak and it continues being a popular dish even where it is prohibited. There are no international laws prohibiting the consumption of dog meat. The UK Government is not therefore able to intervene or take trade measures against countries where the consumption of dog meat is regarded as culturally acceptable.

UK ambassadors and Foreign Office officials have, however, raised the issue with the governments of China, the Philippines, South Korea and Vietnam in the past.

On Thursday 5th November 2015 MPs will take part in a debate on the dog meat trade.

This debate, which was scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee following a bid from Robert Flello MP, aims to “put pressure on the countries that are involved in this appalling and barbaric trade to do something about it, and ideally to end it permanently.”

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Author: Elena Ares

Topics: Animals, Animal welfare

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Russia: Save Monkeys From Slow, Cruel Death on Mars.

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Save Monkeys From Slow, Cruel Death on Mars

Russia has announced that it will send four rhesus monkeys on a suicide mission to Mars in 2017.

During this mission, the monkeys will likely endure inhumane tests, dehydration, and emotional upset.

We need to take action today to preserve the physical and emotional health of these exceptional animals.

Please sign the petition using the above link, thank you.




UK: Final Push To Stop EU Bullfight Breeding Subsidies – UK Supporters Use Link Below.


For UK campaigners only use the ‘George Osborne’ contact below.  Other EU supporters in other EU states must use their own national representative in this action.

Our past post  – http://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2015/10/28/eu-victory-european-parliament-votes-against-funding-bullfights/ 



Dear Mark,

On Wednesday 28th October, the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly for an amendment that could stop taxpayers’ money from supporting farmers who rear bulls to be tortured and killed in bullfights.

This victory was only possible because of people like you taking action and ensuring that our elected representatives know the strength of public feeling against bullfighting.

The reason why I am writing to you today Mark, is because despite this crucial vote, the deal is not quite done.

This amendment will now be considered by a joint committee of MEPs and government Ministers from across the EU. George Osborne is our (UK)  representative on this committee.

For it to be adopted the Ministers will have to debate and agree to the change. If they ignore it then it will fail, and the subsidies will keep being paid.

With one final push YOU can ensure that EU subsidies for bullfighting stop

Please contact George Osborne and ask him to lead the way on this as the Minister responsible, and for him to encourage Finance Ministers in other EU countries to support the amendment.

Thank you so much for your support.

Kind regards,

Mark McCormick

Senior Communications Officer

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UK: British MP’s To Debate Asia Dog Meat Trade In Parliament on 5/11/15.


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Dear Mark,

This week, for the first time ever, the UK Parliament will hold a debate on Asia’s dog meat trade.

The debate will urge the House of Commons to call for an immediate end to dog meat cruelty in Asia, and will acknowledge and support our campaign to end the trade.

It will also call for action by the Chinese government to cancel the horrific annual Yulin dog meat ‘festival.’

Please take urgent action today and ask your MP to attend this life-saving debate!

HSI is a proud member of the Asia Canine Protection Alliance (ACPA) who’ve fought hard to get MPs to speak out against this brutal trade. This is our opportunity to ensure that the UK government sends a clear message that this is not an issue we’re prepared to overlook; that as a nation, we won’t turn our backs on millions of suffering dogs.

We need as many MPs as possible to attend. It’s critical we make it clear to our own government and to the countries involved that this issue matters to the British public.

Please take immediate action and urge your MP now to attend the debate at 1pm on Thursday to speak out against cruelty on your behalf.

Thank you for all that you do for animals!


Claire Bass
Executive Director
Humane Society International/UK



Serbia: A Surprise Arrival From Belgium – And Can You Help With The Gas For The Winter Please ?

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Here is some great news from Danica and all the beautiful cats at shelter Felix:

We have great news that will certainly cheer you up! Amazing Nancy and her wonderful organization Straydogs Belgium have kindly donated some constantly needed high quality cat food and cat supplies to the Felix kitties. The cats were excited and thrilled to see all of the many nice things they’d just received. As you can see in the photos, they could hardly wait until the boxes were opened (many of them tried as hard as they could to help us unpack their gifts) and almost all of the cats immediately launched themselves inside the boxes to check out every single item they’d gotten. A huge thank you to Nancy and Straydogs Belgium for making our day bright and really special! We extend our deepest gratitude to Adamovic Gordana, our long-time supporter and friend who made the fantastic Straydogs Belgium aware of our existence. The crunchy sounds the Felix kitties are making while eating their kibble is real music to our ears! It’s been said a long time ago that pictures are worth a thousand words, so we’re sure you’ll enjoy our photos!

At the moment we are in Autumn, but very soon we will start to be seeing the Winter weather arriving in Europe.  When it does we shall probably see the long dark days that will bring with them the snow storms and biting North winds coming down from the Arctic.  That means that once again it will be time to do our best to ensure that all the cats at the shelter are snug and warm during the long dark days.

Last winter you may remember that we did an appeal top get the gas tank filled for the shelter ready for Winter.




Well this year it is no different to the last; but this time we (SAV) are trying to get the ball rolling in advance of an appeal from Danica which will probably be issued very soon.  If you can help in any way please by donating to keep all the cats warm this Winter by topping up the gas tank then we will all be very appreciative.

At the moment please make any donation for Winter gas through the normal routes of the website and blog :

PayPal button is on the blog:


and the website: 


Please can you mention that the donation is to help with Winter fuel.  Thank you very much on behalf of all the crew and cats at shelter Felix.

The good news is that the main shelter roof has now been completely renovated – so this Winter there should be no worries about anything collapsing under the weight of the snow; which has been a concern with the old roof in the past.

Expenses are huge throughout the year for the shelter; as there are veterinary bills to pay, including regular de-worming, de-fleaing and vaccinations; fuel for the shelter; general maintenance and also the cost of keeping everyone fed ! 

Please give anything you can to help the shelter with its everyday costs.

We will sign off by showing you some pictures of all the shelter residents inspecting all the parcels which arrived from Nancy in Belgium (as mentioned at the start).

Please give anything; no matter how small; to help the crew at shelter Felix have an easier time this Winter.

Thank you – Mark at SAV (England).
















Vietnam: Animals Asia Undertake Rescue Of Last Bear From Bile Farm – Timeline Link To Events.

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Keep up to date on the last rescue – use the timeline link (1st link) given below.

Closing Quang Ninh’s last bear bile farm – rescuing the last bear

Animals Asia’s bear rescue team is on the road once more – bringing back the last bear, from the last bear bile farm in Quang Ninh province, Vietnam. It follows previous rescues of 32 bears after the Vietnam’s Prime Minister declared Quang Ninh would become bear bile farm-free.Last Quang Ninh bear rescue – live timeline

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EU: Victory !! – European Parliament votes against funding bullfights.




European Parliament votes against funding bullfights

Well done all you folks who took action about this – YOU HAVE WON !


Over the years Animal Equality has been working to end one of the worst forms of animal abuse in the world: Bullfighting.  We have jumped into bullrings with banners, lowered ourselves from bullring buildings and other bullfighting symbols demanding abolition and launched campaigns and investigations that have gathered international media attention. Just this year we launched an international campaign aimed at the European Parliament demanding an end to EU subsidies to bullfighting. This campaign was different. It had a powerful element. YOU! You supported the campaign by being one of the 120,000 people who demanded the EU to stop funding bull torture. Your voice was heard.

Today, October 28th, the European Parliament decided to ban all subsidies to bullfighting with European funds. As a result, the 2016 European budgets will not include public aid for the breeding of bulls that will later be used in bullfights.

This is a huge victory for animals Mark as it sends a clear message: Bullfighting cruelty doesn’t belong in the European Union. It doesn’t belong to this century. It should be banned. 

Thanks Mark you helped achieve this step forward for animals.

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League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) news on the issue:


End of Cash Cow as Europe says ‘no’ to bullfighting subsidies

28 October 2015

Bullfighting faces an uncertain future today after MEPs voted to stop subsidies which support the rearing of bulls for fighting.

In a dramatic vote, 438 MEPs voted to end the £110 million a year pay outs given to farmers raising bulls for fighting in Spain, around £13.5m of which comes from UK taxes.

Tom Southern, Head of Public Affairs for the League Against Cruel Sports, said that the animal welfare charity was delighted – but aware that there were still hurdles to jump.

“People across Europe have spoken today, and it’s a great moment. MEPs from all countries have listened to people who are saying loud and clear – bullfighting is a barbaric and medieval pastime which has no place in modern society. There is no justification for public money propping it up, and we are delighted that MEPs have now voted to end the subsidy.

“The League Against Cruel Sports has been campaigning to end public payments towards the rearing of bulls for fighting for many years, and we would like to thank every MEP that heeded our call today.  This vote will not end bullfighting immediately, but it represents a significant step forward. Members of the European Parliament should be very proud of this decision.”

A similar vote was held last year, but failed to reach the required number of MEPs for the motion to pass. In today’s vote, 199 MEPs voted against the motion, with 50 abstentions. The issue will now move onto the EU Council and Commission, where further discussions will take place.

“Although public opposition to bullfighting has been high for many years, we are starting to see some real political movement on bullfighting now,” added Mr Southern. “The arguments that it is a tradition that should be sustained are being exposed and rejected, including by the Spanish people.”

Last month, a leading travel agent in the UK announced that it will no longer send its customers to the Pamplona bull running festival, after prolonged pressure from League Against Cruel Sports supporters.




Topdeck drops Pamplona holidays after League pressure

16 October 2015

Following pressure from the League Against Cruel Sports, leading 18-30s UK tour operator Topdeck Travel has dropped the Pamplona Fiesta, which centres on the Pamplona Bull Run, from its holiday destinations.

Tom Quinn, Campaigns Director for League Against Cruel Sports said:  “We warmly welcome Topdeck Travel’s decision to stop selling trips to the Running of the Bulls festival in Pamplona, Spain. 

“Tourism plays a major part in the continuation of bullfighting and the exploitation of the animals which are simply being abused and killed for entertainment.  Topdeck has recognised that public attitudes to bull running and bull fighting have changed and has concluded that it is no longer commercially viable to offer holidays which are associated with blood sports.

“All credit to the League’s supporters who have worked so hard to communicate to this travel company that bull running and bullfighting are sickeningly cruel and that these barbaric practices have no place in a modern society.”

The Bull Run is often portrayed as simply a testosterone-rush for party-goers, and a bit of exercise for the bulls, but the reality is very different. Many people attend the Bull Run without realising that it is a precursor for fights in the bull ring, which lead to the inevitable death of the animals.

Each morning bulls are forced to run a kilometre down the cobblestone streets of the town, chased by cheering participants and spectators. Once released, the bulls are frightened with gun shots, electrocuted with cattle prods and kicked and hit by jeering spectators, often down concrete or cobbled streets which they slip and slide on, suffering broken legs and other injuries in the process.

The bulls are chased into a holding pen at the bull ring, to await their deaths at the bullfights, during the ‘corrida de toros’ that take place later that evening. Whilst in the holding pens some may be subjected to further ‘weakening’ which can involve the shaving of their horns (an excruciating process which leaves them disorientated and more sensitive to pain), being debilitated with laxatives, having vaseline rubbed into their eyes to impair vision, and by being drugged.

In front of jeering crowds, the bulls are then tortured and antagonised by the matadors on horseback, waving flags and repeatedly stabbing the confused animals in the neck and back. The injured, bleeding bull, weakened and exhausted, is then killed with a sword by the picador.

If the animal is not killed immediately, it is stabbed repeatedly until paralysed. When the bull finally collapses, its spinal cord is cut, but the animal may still be conscious as its ears and tail are cut off and kept as a ‘trophies’.

Topdeck joins a range of large organisations that have been persuaded by the League Against Cruel Sports to drop their sponsorship or promotions of bullfighting, including STA Travel, Ryanair, Ben & Jerry’s and British Airways.  EasyJet, Thomas Cook and Brittany Ferries are among other operators that have ceased promoting the Pamplona festival. 

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USA: Breaking News – Tyson Face Cruelty Charges After MFA Undercover Evidence.




Dear Mark,

It’s sickening. Birds punched, thrown, and even sexually assaulted.

Even after all I’ve seen in the 16 years since I founded Mercy For Animals, I was still completely shocked by the horrific cruelty and violence our brave investigator just exposed at Tyson Foods—the world’s largest poultry company.

Working undercover at a Tyson Foods slaughterhouse in Mississippi, a courageous MFA investigator documented chickens being dumped, dropped, dragged, hit like punching bags, tortured for fun, and even sexually assaulted as they were violently slammed into shackles on the slaughter line. He also documented countless birds getting their heads ripped off while they were still alive and chirping.

Yesterday, MFA filed affidavits with the Leake County Court in Mississippi to initiate charges of a total of 33 counts of animal cruelty against Tyson Foods Inc. and six particularly malicious workers at the facility.

This important story broke this morning in USA Today.


This is the third time since July that we’ve busted Tyson Foods for torturing animals, and now TV legend Candice Bergen is lending her voice to our campaign to push for meaningful changes to alleviate much of the suffering these sensitive and intelligent animals are forced to endure.

But we need your help too.


Please, take a moment to sign our petition calling on Tyson Foods to implement less cruel killing methods and other meaningful animal welfare policies to prevent the worst forms of animal abuse in its facilities.

Then please share the hidden-camera video with friends and encourage them to take action too.

And remember, the most powerful choice we can make to prevent cruelty to animals is to leave chickens and other animals off our plates.


Nathan Runkle


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Serbia: RIP Maxine.

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With aching hearts and a slight pang of conscience, while we’re still wondering what we’ve missed and what more we could have done, we regret to inform you of the passing of our lovely Maxine.

We haven’t mentioned her for a long time as we had nothing important to say – she was gorgeous but almost unnoticeable, in the way that only quiet, placid and serene kitties are. A sweet, affectionate torbie tabby girl, totally unobtrusive and totally awesome, she was living her simple and peaceful life in the company of her kitty friends and the four years she spent in the shelter passed by in a flash. We knew she wasn’t young, but she wasn’t elderly either, and for some inexplicable reason it never occurred to us that she wouldn’t be here forever…

She started to decline slowly last winter but she was loving and beautiful nevertheless, although a little thinner. Spring came and went, then summer began and ended, but Maxine still seemed to be the same old Maxine we knew and loved, even though she had become significantly skinny despite her good appetite.

When the weather got cold, we noticed she had some nasal discharge, but knowing that she was also FIV positive, we took it seriously and rushed her to the vet who promptly prescribed her antibiotics; we were feeding her ground raw meat, giving her meds and vitamin supplements and she’d been putting up with everything with her usual tranquility. Just when we thought the worst had passed, she suddenly began to deteriorate frighteningly quickly and in only two short days she became incredibly gaunt, nothing but a faint wisp of the alluring, captivating kitty she once was. The end was near, she knew it and calmly accepted what was about to happen, while we were still frantically trying to think of something that would make her feel better, refusing to believe she was already far beyond any help.

Maxine passed away peacefully, she extinguished quietly like the flame of a candle, but her memory will live on forever in the hearts and minds of all of those she touched. Maybe time will alleviate the sorrow and ease the pain, but we’ll never miss and love this inconspicuous, yet fascinating kitty girl her any less.

Spread your wings and fly, our little angel, you’re free now and the sky is yours.



USA: In Wyoming, 55 wolves have been killed at taxpayer expense so far this year.


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Dear Mark,

In Wyoming 55 wolves have been killed at taxpayer expense so far this year — many of them gunned down by Wildlife Services, the rogue government program operating from inside the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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We’re going directly after Wildlife Services to rein them in and shut down this needless killing. By using the government’s own rulemaking process, we’ll force the agency to reform and get in line with our nation’s laws, policies and values, ending the shameful slaughter of wolves and other important endangered species. This is the best way to stop this taxpayer-funded killing crew.

As long as Wildlife Services undermines the healthy return of wolves to the wild, we will never achieve the restoration that these intelligent, social animals need. If we’re going to protect wolves in Wyoming or anywhere else, we’ve got to put a leash on these government killers.

Please help us shut down Wildlife Services’ wanton destruction of endangered and threatened wildlife. Give to the Predator Defense Fund today.

For the wolves,

Kierán Suckling
Executive Director
Center for Biological Diversity

Please share this message with your social networks:

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Global: World Health Organization Declares Processed Meat Causes Cancer.

World Health Organization Declares Processed Meat Causes Cancer

Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/world-health-organization-declares-processed-meat-causes-cancer.html#ixzz3pmjpGk25

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The World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that bacon, sausage, hot dogs, deli meats and other processed meats cause cancer. After extensive research and evaluation, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)—the World Health Organization’s cancer research arm—classified bacon and other processed meats as “Group 1” carcinogens, along with cigarette smoking and asbestos. Group 1 carcinogens are those that have what the WHO describes as “sufficient evidence” on humans that the consumption of processed meat causes colorectal cancer.

WHO defines “processed meat” as meat that has been salted, cured, fermented, smoked or other processes used to enhance flavor or improve preservation. Some types of processed meats classified as Group 1 carcinogens include: “hot dogs (frankfurters), ham, sausages, corned beef, biltong or beef jerky, and canned meat.”

Red meat consumption, in general, was also categorized as a Group 2A carcinogen, meaning that there is limited evidence that red meat consumption causes cancer in humans, with additional “strong mechanistic evidence” that supports the assertion that red meat causes cancer. Red meat is therefore classified as “probably carcinogenic to humans.”

A group of 22 of the world’s leading cancer scientists from 10 countries formed the IARC committee involved in evaluating over 800 studies, exploring the relationship between meat consumption and more than a dozen different types of cancer before categorizing processed meat and red meat as carcinogens. For every 1.76 ounces of processed meat eaten daily, the scientists found an 18 percent increased risk of colorectal cancer. As a result, the WHO classifications come with advice to limit the intake of meat.

The World Health Organization recognizes the widespread ramifications of making such classifications, particularly in light of the widespread number of people who eat processed or red meat worldwide. Some of these ramifications will undoubtedly be economic ones, especially to the corporations producing these types of meats. But, increased awareness of the effects of high consumption of processed and red meats could help reduce the number of people suffering from cancer. Currently, the American Cancer indicates that more than 14 million people are diagnosed with cancer worldwide, every year.

While cigarette smoke and asbestos are also listed as Group 1 carcinogens, that doesn’t mean they are they are all equally carcinogenic, simply that there is sufficient research clearly linking these substances to cancer.

Other studies link processed meat consumption to all-cause mortality, such as one in BMC Medicine of 448,568 people over more than 12 years. Scientists concluded that eating processed meats significantly increases the risk of premature death.

While smoking or curing meats as well as adding questionable preservatives like nitrates are in part linked to the meats’ carcinogenic properties, they are not the only factors: how the meat is cooked plays a significant role. A study published Cancer Medicine determined that high temperature cooking methods such as pan-frying and oven-broiling red meat also increased the risk of cancer. When foods like red meat are heated over high temperatures or come in contact with grill flames, compounds called heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) can form. Both compounds are known carcinogens.

Ready to switch to a plant-based diet? Here are 50 vegetarian recipes to get you started.

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Greece: Mayor Of Santorin Wants All Foreign Animal Rescuers Out.


Dear All,

The Mayor of Santorin (Greece) and a number of other politicians apparently want to get “all foreign animal rescuers out” and this only private animal shelter run by a British women and a German Organisation closed dow

– details here  :


http://www.sawasantorini.org/ – their Website for adoptions

SAWA has been fighting for over a year for their shelter now the matter is with the courts.

They urgently need homes for their mostly young dogs.

Can you please pass on this call for help to all your contacts immediately.

Thank you very much.




Serbia: The Pozega Dogs Are Asking For Your Help.

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We are almost at the end of October and we are €500 short of our monthly costs.

Our monthly fundraiser covers the most basic needs of all of the dogs in our care – food and shelter. We know that there are a lot of exciting things happening in t

he group at the moment with the new kennel build and the up coming adoptions of some of our beloved long termers, but we really need to ensure we can still feed and house all of the dogs in our kennels. Those who are waiting to travel to their own forever homes as well as those destined to spend another winter in our kennels in the Balkans.


Please, consider making a donation to our monthly costs, no matter how small the amount.
If we all chip in we can raise these funds. Every single euro, that’s less than one pound, will add up.

And if you are unable to donate, please share our fundraiser (directly from the YouCaring page as it is set to public)


or directly to Paypall:
humanimalserbia@gmail.com or humanimal.org@gmail.com


Sharing our fundraiser can be just as valuable as donating directly.

We really need help this month to cover these most essential costs otherwise we are going to have some very hungry dogs going into November.

Thank you so so much for your ongoing support. Hopefully we will be able to reward our amazing members with some fantastic happy ever after photos in the lead up to Christmas.

Our adoption page:




Sincerelly Yours,

Copyright © 2015 Humanimal-Help Pozega Dogs, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this mail because your heart is in the right place <3 for the love of dogs.

Our mailing address is:

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Mauritius: flying fox: NO to the cull!


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Mauritius flying fox: NO to the cull!



Dear friends of the rainforests,

The government of Mauritius is gearing up for a massacre: it wants to kill 18,000 Mauritius flying foxes – giant fruit bats found only on the island – in response to complaints from orchard operators.

The ecological consequences and sheer cruelty of the plan loom large: The impact of flying foxes on the island’s fruit crops has been debunked as wildly exaggerated. Furthermore, they play a vital role as pollinators and seed dispersers in the Mauritian ecosystem.

The cull would take place at a time when females are pregnant or nursing their offspring. A significant part of the next generation would thus be left behind to starve. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the killing could leave the species critically endangered.

Tell the Mauritian government not to risk the extinction of the Mauritius flying fox to protect the profits of a handful of orchard operators.


Thanks for being involved,

Reinhard Behrend

Rainforest Rescue (Rettet den Regenwald e.V.)

Rainforest Rescue

Jupiterweg 15, 22391 Hamburg, Germany  •  Tel: +49 40 4103804 info@rainforest-rescue.org  •



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England: Hillside Winter Hay Appeal.


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Hillside Winter Hay Appeal

Winter wonderland at Hillside

There are 70 rescued horses and ponies in the above picture which is JUST 5% of the 1300 we have to feed and care for at Hillside. You can probably imagine just how much hay they are going eat in the winter.  We have got a lot of work to do fundraising to keep them all well fed during the cold weather ahead.   If you would like to donate to help towards providing hay and other necessary food for them, Please make your donation here Give a Bale of Hay in Lieu of a Present…

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If you would like to donate a ‘Gift of Hay’ to help feed our rescued animals, in lieu of a present to your friends or family, we will send you a Greetings Card, a Hillside 2016 mini calendar and a Gift Certificate for you to give to your recipient as a present. Please click here to order.

You can donate by phone 01603 736200  (9am – 9pm every day) Or by Bank Transfer Donation to…

The Co-operative Bank Account No: 69668302

Sort Code: 08-92-99

Or by post to… Hillside Animal Sanctuary

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We’re pleased to accept Cheques and Vouchers


Video Links – We hope you enjoy watching HERE.

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World Health Organization Expected to Declare Bacon a Carcinogen

World Health Organization Expected to Declare Bacon a Carcinogen

Michelle Schoffro Cook

October 24, 2015

Don’t hate the messenger! According to one of the leading news sources in the United Kingdom, the Independent, the World Health Organization (WHO) is expected to announce that bacon, sausage and processed meats, are carcinogens. In doing so, the WHO would likely be classifying these processed food items in the same category as cigarettes and asbestos.  The announcement is anticipated to come as early as Monday, October 26, 2015. Red meat is expected to be classified as “probably carcinogenic to humans.”

The announcement will undoubtedly have wide-reaching ramifications for those involved in the meat industry. But, the news doesn’t completely come as a surprise since there has been a growing body of research over recent years linking bacon, and other processed or red meats, to cancer. One study published in the journal BMC Medicine of 448,568 people found that eating processed foods like bacon, sausage, ham and other processed meats increases the risk of dying prematurely. The massive long-term study followed people in 10 European countries for 12.7 years.

Earlier this year a joint research team made up of leading worldwide cancer researchers published their research on processed meats and cancer risk. The study, published in the journal, Cancer Medicine, found a link between higher rates of colorectal cancer and pan-fried beef steaks, as well as oven-broiled short ribs or spareribs.

Frequently, bacon, sausage, luncheon meats and other beef, lamb and pork products are touted as good sources of protein, particularly in many popular weight loss programs. But, these programs miss the big picture: weight loss cannot be at the expense of overall health or contribute to diseases like cancer.

Many types of cancer are preventable. According to the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), at least one-third of all cancers are completely preventable through diet and lifestyle. However, some cancers like those of the mouth, larynx, pharynx and esophagus are 63 percent preventable through diet and lifestyle. 59 percent of endometrial cancers and 50 percent of colorectal cancers are also completely preventable through diet and exercise, indicates the AICR.

According to the World Cancer Research Fund, there are several dietary things people can do to help reduce their cancer risk, which include:

1) Limit consumption of red meat, including beef, pork and lamb; and

2) Avoid processed meats (such as bacon, sausage, luncheon meats, etc.).

Founded in 1982, the World Cancer Research Fund is a non-profit organization and the world’s leading authority on diet, weight, physical activity and their link to cancer prevention.

Of course, exercise is also essential to any cancer-prevention program. Additionally, staying clear of known carcinogens like many pesticide (such as Monsanto’s glyphosate found in Roundup), cigarette smoke (first or second-hand) and reducing exposures to diesel fumes, many industrial chemicals and plastics (as much as possible) can help reduce the risk of cancer.

Earlier this year the World Health Organization (WHO) also declared that the pesticide glyphosate (found in Monsanto’s Roundup) is a carcinogen. This pesticide is sprayed on many food crops and is used by many people to kill weeds on their lawns.

Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/world-health-organization-expected-to-declare-bacon-a-carcinogen.html#ixzz3paxAkugf

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Borneo: Orangutans Are Dying as Indonesia Burns.

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John R. Platt covers the environment, technology, philanthropy, and more for Scientific American, Conservation, Lion, and other publications.


Orangutans Are Dying as Indonesia Burns

Thousands of forest fires set by palm oil companies across Sumatra and Borneo threaten not just endangered apes but the global climate.

Indonesia is on fire.

Right now, tens of thousands of small forest fires are burning across the islands of Sumatra and Borneo, the only habitats for orangutans and other rare species.

Many of the fires appear to have been intentionally set by palm oil companies, which employ slash-and-burn agriculture to clear land of native trees to plant their cash crop, which is used as an ingredient in everything from food to cosmetics.

Richard Zimmerman, executive director of Orangutan Outreach, calls the conflagrations a disaster for endangered orangutans. Some of the fires are burning in important orangutan habitats, including Borneo’s Sabangau National Park, thought to hold the largest wild population of orangutans. “This is catastrophic,” Zimmerman said. He said he’s worried about how many wild orangutans have died from the flames and resulting smoke.

“The problem with fire and smoke is absolutely dire,” said Lis Key, communications manager for International Animal Rescue, which runs a rehabilitation center for more than 125 injured and orphaned orangutans in Ketapang, Borneo.

“Wild orangutans and orangutans in centers like ours are badly affected by the smoke,” she said. “Some suffer upper respiratory tract infections, which can even prove fatal. Some of the babies we’ve taken in recently have been suffering not only from dehydration and malnourishment through lack of food but also breathing problems from the polluted air.”

(A visit to the Ketapang orangutan sanctuary and attempts to track the scope of illegal palm oil deforestation can be seen in this week’s episode of The Operatives, which airs on Sunday, Oct. 25, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Pivot, the television network owned by Participant Media, TakePart’s parent company. Join the Operatives on their missions and take action to protect all wildlife by clicking here.)

No matter where the fires are, they have raged out of control owing to an abnormally dry and windy season caused by El Niño weather patterns. Zimmerman said the situation is similar to that in drought-plagued California, where forest fires have grown in frequency and intensity over the past few years.

Indonesia’s fires are much worse than California’s, however. Not only are they deliberately set, but many of them occur in carbon-rich peat forests. These forests—which would normally be wet and hard to burn at this time of year—grow out of several meters’ worth of damp, rich organic matter instead of soil. Zimmerman said the peat forests are so dry this year that “one match or a cigarette would let it all go up in flames.”

Not only does this release more carbon than normal forest fires, but it makes fires harder to control. “Even if things look fine, there are actually fires burning 20 feet below the ground,” Zimmerman said. “You have these teams of people doing their best to extinguish small fires or hot spots, but the fire can come back up 100 meters behind them. It’s a constant vigil.”

RELATED:  Find Out If Your French Fries, Lipstick, and Laundry Detergent Are Killing or Saving Orangutans and Tigers

Orangutans have more to fear than just the fire. The flames and smoke are pushing them out of their already reduced habitats and closer to human villages, where the adults are killed and the young apes are sold into the pet trade. In the past week, International Animal Rescue saved one such young orangutan, Gito, who had been kept in a cardboard box and left in the sun to die.

Two more young orangutans were repatriated to Indonesia this week after they were rescued from smugglers at the airport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A report last year from the Great Apes Survival Partnership found that many illegally obtained orangutans and other apes are being sold to China for display in zoos and other entertainment facilities.

Although most adult orangutans that escape the fires are killed by poachers, a few are luckier. Key reported that her group recently relocated 10 wild orangutans that had been found “stranded close to palm oil concessions or in areas of forest that have been destroyed by fire.”

The fires threaten more than just Indonesia’s wildlife: They have also created a cloud of smoke and haze big enough to be seen from space and are releasing an estimated 15 to 20 million tons of carbon dioxide per daymore than the emissions from the entire U.S. economy. “This isn’t just one little fire in one little area,” Zimmerman said. “It’s the whole earth.”

And there’s no end in sight. Malaysia’s environment minister this week warned that the Indonesian fires are so bad that human efforts can’t control them until the rainy season begins in mid-November, if then.

Still, Zimmerman said his group is collecting funds to help support villagers, firefighters, and local conservation organizations. After that, it will start surveys to see how many orangutans have been lost. “When these fires finally end, that’s when we’ll see the bodies,” he said.

Further Info – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borneo 

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SAV Facebook.

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We have a Facebook site for Serbian animals as well as this site you are visiting here now; currently SAV Facebook has over 1,200 members.   Why not join the site and increase membership – its free !

On SAV Facebook, supporters and animal saviours are free to publish whatever they want about animals that they have rescued and have in their care.

There are many appeals to help with financial donations via secure sites if you would like to support any of the causes.

Sometimes we publish a few appeals on this site also, but in general SAV Facebook is an open forum to help animals further – by passing having to visit this site.

Please check it out at  https://www.facebook.com/groups/SerbianAnimalsVoice/?fref=ts

And see some great work being done by some brilliant people with very little or no financial support.

They all need help, and you can read their stories and choose to help by visiting


Please join the site – and see a lot more about Serbian animals !

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Serbia: October News and Photos From Shelter Felix.

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A new video (link below) from Felix showing some of the cats – plus other ‘cat’ video links –

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Figaro’s feeling much better after just two days of medical treatment.

His body temperature has returned to normal, he’s got a healthy appetite and he behaves like he always has, half playful and sweet, half grumpy. If he stays this way, his leg surgery and neutering will finally be done next week.

Hopefully he’ll recover smoothly, without any additional problems; heaven knows he’s had enough of those already.




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England: ACTION- Next Week, Lets Get The EU To Stop Funding the Breeding Of Fighting Bulls – We Dont Want This Abuse !


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Dear Mark

Next week, on Wednesday 28th October, the European Union will vote on budgets for 2016. Each year the European Union provides an estimated £100 million through Common Agriculture Policy payments to farmers who breed bulls for bullfights.

You will be  horrified to learn that YOUR hard-earned tax is helping to support this barbaric industry, with £13.5 million coming from the UK alone!

Next Wednesday, your MEP will have an opportunity to support and vote for an amendment to prohibit the use of European funds to support farmers who breed bulls for bullfights. Last year, a similar amendment fell just short of an overall majority, but the tide is turning against bullfighting. 76% of Spanish people are opposed to public subsidies for bullfighting, and only 29% support bullfighting at all.

The European Convention for the Protection of Animals kept for Farming Purposes is clear: Animals should not suffer pain, injury, fear or distress. Farmers breeding bulls to be tortured slowly for public display can never comply with these conditions and therefore should not be eligible for agricultural subsidies.

Bullfighting relies heavily on the backing of European funds and also funds from Spanish Administrations. Without these payments, trends show that this bloodthirsty industry would be on the brink of collapse.

We need to demonstrate political and public support against the use of our taxes being used in this way. Last year we came so close, and all we need is a few more MEPs to turn up and vote.

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Please contact your MEPs TODAY and urge that they vote to stop European subsidies for bullfighting on Wednesday. You can choose to contact any or all of your MEPs that are listed as there may be several representing your region. We have provided some suggested text for you to use if you wish, however personalised emails have a greater impact so please add your personal comments.   

Thank you for your support.

Mark McCormick

Senior Communications Officer


LACS Website bullfighting =  http://www.league.org.uk/our-campaigns/bullfighting  

LACS website link =  http://www.league.org.uk/  

Campaigns =  http://www.league.org.uk/our-campaigns   

Celebrity Supporters =  http://www.league.org.uk/get-involved/celebrity-supporters  




England: Very Interesting Article – Nick Timothy: The Government is selling our national security to China.

Nick Timothy: The Government is selling our national security to China

Nick Timothy is Director of the New Schools Network and a former Chief of Staff to Theresa May.

Last month, on the same day George Osborne announced his desire to “formally connect” the London and Shanghai stock exchanges – and give an even greater role for China in building British nuclear power stations – the Chinese received a rather different message from Britain’s principal ally across the Atlantic.

Shortly before President Obama hosted President Xi Jinping in the White House, Susan Rice, the American National Security Adviser, said that Chinese cyber-enabled espionage “isn’t a mild irritation, it’s an economic and national security concern to the United States.” Not mincing her words any further, Rice said Chinese hacking “that targets personal and corporate information for the economic gain of businesses undermines our long-term economic cooperation and it needs to stop.”

We should expect no such plain speaking from the British Government today, as President Xi begins his state visit to London. In place of candour, we will see official press releases and ministerial speeches promising new investments, business partnerships and a “golden decade” in Sino-British relations.

And, to be fair, there is gold in the relationship. British exports to China are growing – albeit from a low base – while according to the Centre for Economics and Business Research, China will have invested £105 billion in British infrastructure by 2025.

But what are the Chinese buying with their gold?

The first thing on their shopping list is British silence on human rights abuses – and the Government has been only too happy to oblige.

This summer, the British authorities tried to refuse a visa for Ai Wei Wei, the Chinese dissident now exhibiting his art in London. George Osborne’s visit to Urumqi, the capital of the troubled Xinjiang province, was criticised by Amnesty International for presenting a “major political coup” for China. And Chinese state media has been quick to praise the British Government for focusing “on business potential rather than raising a magnifying glass to the ‘human rights issue’”.

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But human rights abuses are not the only concern about the British relationship with China. During Xi’s visit to London, the two governments will sign deals giving Chinese state-owned companies stakes in the British nuclear power stations planned for Hinkley Point in Somerset and Sizewell in Suffolk. It is believed that the deals could lead to the Chinese designing and constructing a third nuclear reactor at Bradwell in Essex.

Security experts – reportedly inside as well as outside governmentare worried that the Chinese could use their role to build weaknesses into computer systems which will allow them to shut down Britain’s energy production at will.

For those who believe that such an eventuality is unlikely, the Chinese National Nuclear Corporation – one of the state-owned companies involved in the plans for the British nuclear plants – says on its website that it is responsible not just for “increasing the value of state assets and developing the society” but the “building of national defence.” MI5 believes that “the intelligence services of…China…continue to work against UK interests at home and abroad.”

Mandiant, a US company that investigates computer security breaches around the world, looked into the operations of just one Chinese cyber espionage group, believed to be the Second Bureau of the People’s Liberation Army of China, or ‘Unit 61398’. Mandiant found that Unit 61398 has compromised 141 different companies in twenty major industries. There were 115 victims in the United States and five in the United Kingdom. The intellectual property stolen included technology blueprints, manufacturing processes, test results, business plans, pricing documents, partnership agreements, and emails and contact information.

Sir Iain Lobban, the former head of GCHQ, says there have been “attempts to steal British ideas and designs – in the IT, technology, defence, engineering and energy sectors, as well as other industries – to gain commercial advantage or to profit from secret knowledge of contractual arrangements.” Sir Jonathan Evans, the former head of MI5, has told the story of a “major London listed company” – believed to be Rio Tinto – that lost £800 million as a result of a “hostile state cyber attack” thought to have come from China.

Evidence like this makes it all the more baffling that the British Government has been so welcoming to Chinese state-owned companies in sensitive sectors. For it is not just in the energy sector that Britain has sought investment and partnership with China.

Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications company, is banned from bidding for government contracts in the United States and Australia, yet the Government allows it to provide equipment and services that put it at the heart of Britain’s communications network. Two years ago, Britain’s policy towards Huawei led Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee to highlight “a number of weaknesses in the UK’s approach to deployment of equipment within [critical national infrastructure]” and to warn that “the Government’s duty to protect the safety and security of its citizens should not be compromised by fears of financial consequences.”

But that is exactly the compromise the Government is making: rational concerns about national security are being swept to one side because of the desperate desire for Chinese trade and investment. When, earlier this year, Britain became a founding member of the Chinese-controlled Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank, a US official told the press: “we are wary about a trend [in British policy] toward constant accommodation of China.” The official was right to be concerned: the AIIB is designed to undermine the World Bank and use other countries’ finances to fund investments that help to deliver China’s geopolitical aims.

And China has more than just finance in its armoury. Its defence budget is rising by at least ten per cent every year, and now stands at $141 billion.

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It is installing military equipment on man-made islands it has built in contested waters in the South China Sea. It plans to open a military base in Djibouti in the Horn of Africa. And its military is open about the need to project its power to protect “China’s national interests.”

Those interests now stretch around every continent of the world. There will be a lot of excited talk this week about the new ‘Silk Road‘ – an extensive transport network taking in thousands of miles of new roads, train lines and sea routes – and the opportunities for economic growth that it presents. But senior Chinese generals say that the Silk Road will have to include a “security component”, while even its name is a conscious reference to China’s imperial history: the Silk Road is yet another means of securing Chinese power.

The Government, however, seems intent on ignoring the evidence and presumably the advice of the security and intelligence agencies. But no amount of trade and investment should justify allowing a hostile state easy access to the country’s critical national infrastructure. Of course we should seek to trade with countries right across the world – but not when doing business comes at the expense of Britain’s own national security.


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‘Ho Chi Greaseball’ Cameron

Puppet British Prime Minister

– The Hypocrite Responsible For Shutting Up Over Human Rights In Tibet.

And As For Voicing About Chinese Anima Abuses – ??? !!

Lets get this article posted before a cyberattack from China comes our way !

– we will keep going if we are allowed !

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Romania: Carmen Tells Of Her Meetings At The EU Regarding Romanian Stray Animals.


Carmen tells and EU journalist about her very recent meetings in the EU regarding the situation for stray animals in Romania.


When Carmen returns to Romania we may make contact with her over the issue of Serbia and its treatment / policy against stray animals.

Before she left Romania for her meetings at the EU, we contacted Carmen to give her our full support.  We asked her to also mention the situation for strays in Serbia when she met the EU personnel, and this she promised us she would do.

When we have more information from Carmen on her return to Romania we shall publish it.  In the meantime, please watch the video for a review of events.


See also:

Janusz Wojciechowski MEP: Killing dogs in Romania




‘Ho Chi Greaseball’ Cameron Kisses Chinese Presidents Backside Whilst Thousands Of UK Steelworkers Loose Jobs Thanks To Cheap Chinese Steel Imports.

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Go Home Now You Animal and Human Rights Abuser

– We Don’t Want You Here !

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Ho Chi Greaseball Checks Out His Next Cheapo Chinese Built Home

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This Wall Should Keep 15,000 British Steelworkers From My Door; Can I Have One Round My New China House ?

and Human Rights In Tibet – I Never Bring That Up

I Am A ‘Suck Up To China’ British PM !

and George Also

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Serbia: It Now Appears The Sheep Exported Live To Israel WERE From Serbia; Despite The Threats.

Our recent post on this site said – “The Serbian government / Ministry are claiming that animals were NEVER exported from Serbia in the first place and that we are wrong in what we say”.

Well it would appear that upon further investigation at our request by the EU, the EU Commission has been informed by the Serbian Ministry of Agriculture that the animals did originate from Serbia; in direct opposition to what was said to us earlier.

When Serbian campaigners questioned the Ministry about this issue in the recent past they were informed that they were ‘wasting Ministry time’.


But as a result of campaigners continuous “questioning” to the Ministry on the issue; they were then threatened with closure the shelter “Alex” (for stray dogs and others) as some kind of vindictive revenge for asking normal questions about the export consignment.

Now it appears that the Serbian Ministry are telling the EU that the animals did originate in Serbia; and that they were shipped to Israel in accordance with EU Reg 1/2005 and all IATA standards.  We cannot currently prove or disapprove this at the current time.  Possibly all was correct in the air; but why did the Serbian Ministry deny any involvement with the export consignment ?

Yes we agree, the photos on the posts were only taken in Israel; we have never denied that and make that clear in our posts.

But this does prove that the Serbian authorities will make threats to close down animal shelters within Serbia if questions about their work is asked by welfare campaigners.  Suddenly we have a letter from the EU informing us that the lambs that we were informed ‘Serbia had no dealing with’, have suddenly been ‘exported from Serbia by air in accordance with all the regulations’ –  and a threat made by the Serbian authorities to close down a shelter (Alex) if we kept on ‘wasting Ministry time’ !

Here is the EU letter we have just been sent to confirm the situation:

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Past links and photos:




Was our persistence a waste of time ? – we think not.

But the very worrying aspect of this is the threats made to welfare groups by the Serbian Ministry when outsiders question them or anything they do – a shelter could have now been closed and animals back on the street to be killed by shinters and authorities.

Does this not stink of some kind of corruption ? – see our new post on the Romanian situation  – http://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2015/10/20/romania-serbia-mr-janusz-wojciechowski-mep-video-interview-killing-dogs-in-romania-just-the-same-as-killing-dogs-in-serbia/

As EU citizens and investigators, Do we continue to investigate (and take the Serbian Ministry threats for shelter closure) or do we just shut up and let them continue without any programme of stray animal management – just like Romania ? – see the above link.

Crunch time folks !

Serbia – if you are going to join the EU; then clean up your animal welfare policies and enforce them; as EU welfare groups from across the continent will be hot on your heels all the time to show where you are failing – and report you as a consequence.






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