Japan: Great News for Dolphins and Whales!




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Great News for Dolphins and Whales!

April 21, 2015


It was just announced that Japanese Aquariums will cease buying live captive dolphins caught in the cruel Taiji drive fishery.  This a huge news in the effort to stop the Taiji dolphin killing and capture operation.

The decision came as the result of building pressure on the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) that resulted in their vote to suspend the membership of the Japanese Zoos and Aquariums unless they ceased all sourcing of dolphins from the bloody drive hunts in Taiji.

This development is a stunning blow against the dolphin killers of Taiji.  If the Japanese aquariums follow through with this new ban on these captive dolphins, it will take millions of yen out of the Taiji dolphin killers’ pockets and could render the entire Taiji killing operation uneconomic and unsustainable.




England: Ricky Gervais Gives His View On Hunting.


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Serbia: News From Felix Shelter – A New Patient Requiring Care !

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Please share and help if you can!

Life hasn’t been kind or easy for this lovely kitty girl so far.

She probably had an owner once, as she’s much too docile and loving for a fully-grown stray, but she somehow ended up on the street and ultimately under the wheels of a car.

Her pelvis is broken, her lower vertebrae are out of place and she was just lying still when she was brought to the shelter, although she was able to hold onto her hind legs a little. She also had a huge hematoma in her bladder and had been peeing blood for days.

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Chances are that her broken bones will be allowed to heal spontaneously, but it’s also possible she’ll need surgery – we’ll know more after another vet exam, scheduled for the end of the week. In the meantime, she is resting in her cage, surrounded by her new kitty friends.

We need a lot of help to provide her with everything she’ll need during her lengthy recovery, like high quality food, vitamin supplements and diapers, to name just a few.

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After all she’s been through, it’s about time her life takes a turn for the better, don’t you think?


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UK; London – Chelsea Flower Show – Starts Today – 18/5/15.




I think it fair to say that us Brits do have a ‘thing’  about our gardens and the plants that are in them.  Today, 18/5/15 saw the first day of the world famous Chelsea flower show; which is situated in central London.

Below are a few early links to some of the stands and gardens which make up this years show.  Remember that all these gardens have been created in just a few weeks on the site of Chelsea hospital.  As a bonsai person myself, I am just blown away by the beautiful trees which tuen up for display every year.

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Enjoy the visit !

View each of this years gardens and exhibitors at:



See the best of 2014 by clicking on this link:  https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-chelsea-flower-show/gardens






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Serbia: 17/5/15 – Latest News From Danica At ‘Felix’ Cat Shelter.

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Sorry we haven’t been posting much lately, (although we wish we could), we’ve had many problems over the last few months.

We’d really like to thank all of our wonderful and caring friends who are helping us, even if we don’t have enough time to regularly ask for the help which is always needed and more than welcome.

Our urgent appeal for the funds required to feed the kitties and pay off the vet bills was launched in mid-April, but we’re still more than $800 short.

Please share and help if you possibly can, every little bit counts!

Help Us Feed the Felix Kitties and Pay off the Vet Bills

All of the kitties in the shelter are safe and loved for life, but they do need help.

PayPal button: http://catshelterfelix.com/ and


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Please share and help if you possibly can, every little bit counts!

Help Us Feed the Felix Kitties and Pay off the Vet Bills

All of the kitties in the shelter are safe and loved for life, but they do need help.

PayPal button: http://catshelterfelix.com/ and



USA: Students Dance With Cat Corpses: Tell Oklahoma School to Stop Dissection!


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SAV Comment – we find this video very disturbing.  Is this the way young children should act with dead animals ? – are there now not enough methods of learning about the structure of any animal without having to physically cut one into bits ? – and where exactly did the high school obtain all these dead cats from ? – Dangerous, very dangerous; will kids like this look at human death in such a trivial way in future ?

He who disregards the suffering of animals at an early age often disregards the suffering of humans in later life – or they even become responsible for it !!!

Students Dance With Cat Corpses: Tell Oklahoma School to Stop Dissection!


Published on May 12, 2015

PETA has obtained a disturbing video that was apparently filmed at Oklahoma City’s top-ranked Harding Charter Preparatory High School.

The footage depicts heartless students wearing lab coats and playfully dancing with dead cats slated to be dissected in their biology class.

The video of the choreographed display was posted on social media, and the students’ teacher was even tagged in the post.

Students learn faster and better by using non-animal methods such as interactive software programs, and with these modern tools, they don’t learn to treat or think of animals as equipment to be used and discarded.

Please speak up for cats by urging Harding Charter Preparatory School to investigate the circumstances of this video and switch to non-animal teaching methods: http://peta.vg/1l94.



USA: Legal Action To Be Taken For Lolita – Please Give Your Support To The Campaign.


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Help the World’s Loneliest Orca

Nearly half a century ago, Lolita was taken from her family in the wild. Now she lives here:


Wild members of Lolita’s family are highly social, stay with their mothers for life, travel up to 100 miles per day, and dive hundreds of feet below the water’s surface, all while Lolita is imprisoned at the Miami Seaquarium in the smallest orca tank in North America.

And Lolita hasn’t seen another orca since her tankmate died after ramming his head into the side of the tank more than 35 years ago.

Lolita’s family members, who still swim in the area where she was captured, were listed as endangered, in part because dozens of orcas were stolen from the ocean around the same time as Lolita.

Following a petition by PETA and others, the National Marine Fisheries Service granted Lolita those same protections under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We believe that confining Lolita to a small, shallow, and barren concrete tank—where she has been unable to swim any meaningful distance, dive, forage, or carry out virtually any natural behavior for more than 40 years and where she is without an orca companion or protection from the hot sun—violates the ESA.

PETA, the Animal Legal Defense Fund, Orca Network, and two concerned individuals have notified the Miami Seaquarium of their intent to sue, as required by the ESA, in behalf of Lolita and seeking her freedom from the facility.

Lolita could be released to a sea pen in her native waters for rehabilitation and to live out the remainder of her days near her family in as natural of a setting as possible.


Add your name to the list of people who want to see Lolita freed!






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From Care2cat – VOTE:

Should Britain bring back fox hunting?







David Cameron, you stated that if re-elected, you would repeal the ban on fox hunting.

Please do not go ahead with this plan.

Why is this important?

In a modern, civilised society, there is no place for this grotesque and cruel pastime. The previous government banned the practice, but the new government is planning to legalise hunting foxes using dogs.

This is a barbaric and outdated activity that should stay where it belongs – in the past.

We have a choice in this life, we can be kind, or we can be cruel. I think the choice is easy…




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 Do we want this back ? – NO

keep it where it belongs – the history books !

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UK / EU: Tell The EU We Dont Want Pigs On Slatted Floors – Immediate Action Required – Time Running Out !

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The pig industry is about to succeed in getting Europe to approve fully slatted floors. We have just weeks to stop them.

Please, will you take a moment to demand that European Agriculture Ministers reject fully slatted flooring as the ‘best available technique’ for pig farming?

A European reference document to define ‘best available techniques’ for the intensive pig industry is being negotiated. A threat looms: fully slatted flooring for pigs risks being recognised within this document as the ‘best available technique’, despite it being the worst system for the animals. We have just weeks to prevent this huge backward-step for pig welfare in Europe – please, act now.

For many years, Compassion supporters have campaigned to improve the conditions in which pigs throughout the EU are reared. Thanks to you, last year we submitted a petition with 475,576 signatures to Europe’s Agriculture Ministers. This called on them to ensure that the rules set down in the EU Pigs Directive are respected and that pigs are protected from the worst excesses of factory farming.

Now, a European document that defines the ‘best available technique’ for intensive pig farming is being negotiated. The pig industry is about to succeed in getting fully slatted floors approved within this document – and we have just weeks to stop them.

Pigs are curious and intelligent animals that use their snouts to explore and root around. This decision will result in Europe’s pigs living in a completely barren environment without a single activity to occupy their time.

How can fully slatted floors be the ‘best available technique’?

The worst cannot be ‘the best’

In reality, these floors are not compatible with good animal welfare: European law, in place since 2003, requires pigs to have materials like straw in which they can explore, rest comfortably and nest before giving birth. Fully slatted floors can make the provision of straw impossible. By declaring that fully slatted floors are the best available technique, the European Commission will be endorsing an environmental practice that goes against its own laws on animal welfare.

The argument, that fully slatted floors make it easier to dispose of pig waste and keep areas clean, is also weak: pig waste is 10 times more polluting in water than human waste and has been a major cause of an ecological disaster in Brittany, France, where vast algal blooms have plagued the sea along the coast.

Fully slatted floors are not permitted, or will be phased, out in the Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Switzerland. This is because, in reality, this system has no environmental benefit and is the worst available technique for the pigs’ welfare.

It is unacceptable that European authorities are prepared to sacrifice animal welfare laws and the environment to endorse a method of production that would simply benefit the intensive pig farming industry.

Please write to your Agriculture Minister today and call on them to reject fully slatted floors as the ‘best available technique’.

Thank you for your support – Please Act Now

– We have LIMITED time left !






Serbia: Eli and Alex – and SAV Facebook Link To Find Out Much More !

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Please check out all the posts and appeals on SAV Facebook:



Here is just one typical story;

Eli was kept in a city pound on a very short chain – The chain was so short that she couldn’t reach the dog house.

She was rescued, taken to safety and to the vet for a full assessment. It took her some time to recover, but NOW she is a happy and healthy girl. Under the loving care of volunteers, Eli has blossomed in a true golden retriever beauty and she is as lovable as a Goldens can be.

This is what Eli has to say:

Hi my name is Eli, I’m here with my friends and it is so safe and nice. They are so kind and loving. They say that I am the kindest, most gentle and loving girl EVER!!!

That I am a perfect dog for the perfect family….

Life is beautiful and I love every minute of it.

I love people, other dogs, children, everyone!.

They say that I am pretty close to perfect!……..

Eli is spayed, vaccinated, dewormed, she has passport – just in case ….

We are looking for a loving home, where Eli is going to be loved forever and ever . Please SHARE



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And a link to shelter Alex Subotica;

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The shelter was opened on 28/01/2003 during the time when Subotica legally permitted euthanasia of dogs and on Fridays people could bring their dogs to be euthanized for free.

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The shelter covers the area of 12000m2 + an additional land next to the shelter (approx. 3600 m2) that still isn’t fenced nor used.


Currently in the shelter there are more than 500 dogs.

Around 70% of the dogs are old (some have been in the shelter since 2003/2004).



There are only 2-4 people taking care of the shelter and its dogs.

The shelter is funded exclusively by donations, which are not regular or reliable.


The shelter requires building materials, cleaning supplies, food (granules and canned food, salami, bread, etc), blankets, fleas/ticks products and money to cover the vet costs, bills, etc.




Like us on Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/o9g4ckp
Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Azil_Alex
Watch our YouTube videos: http://tinyurl.com/ofcx72z
Donate to our dogs: http://tinyurl.com/lmu2dyd

Serbia: Shelter In Need Of Support – Can You Help With A Donation Of ANY Size ?

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Fundraiser details – Lina’s Animal Rescue is a small shelter bursting with 21 dog now saved from the streets and public shelter in Coka, Serbia.

Some of them are ill and require urgent veterinary care.

Some are seniors and cannot survive on their own.

There are also puppies and disabled dog.

Also , we have dogs who eat special food because they are ill.

Please help us to buy medicine and food for them. Each month is a struggle.

Please share our story and give what you can, no gift is too small.

We are in constant need of funds to maintain these animals.


Donation link:



South Africa: RESULT – Towers Restaurant at Crystal Towers Hotel in Cape Town Will No Longer Sell Foie Gras.


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Stop Crystal Towers Cape Town (African Pride Hotels Group) from selling Foie Gras!

WE DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!


Thanks again everyone! Please note I am now “going after” a different restaurant in Cape Town: The Taste Kitchen. Please SIGN!


About the original Petition – which has now stopped.

Please click on the above link for the new campaign.

Original wording:

Towers Restaurant at Crystal Towers Hotel in Cape Town is selling foie gras!!!!

The production of foie gras (the liver of a duck or a goose that has been specially fattened) involves the controversial force-feeding of birds with more food than they would eat in the wild, and more than they would voluntarily eat domestically.

According to Peta.org this is what occurs:

“Foie gras is made from the grotesquely enlarged livers of ducks and geese who have been cruelly force-fed. Although France is the primary producer (and consumer) of this so-called “delicacy”—France produces more than 20,000 tons of foie gras each year—force-feeding takes place on a few duck farms in the U.S. too.

Although foie gras has historically come from force-fed geese, most foie gras farms now raise ducks—mule, Muscovy, and genetically manipulated, sterile birds called “moulards.”

Farmers have found that they can sell more than just the ducks’ fattened livers: Ducks’ legs, breasts, fat, and skin are all marketed for (mostly French) specialty foods. The bodies of geese, however, age too quickly to be used for some of these foods. Today, in France, only 4 percent of foie gras comes from geese. It is common, however, for geese to be raised for their down as well as for foie gras; birds with white feathers are preferred for this purpose.


Birds raised for foie gras spend the first four weeks of their lives eating and growing, sometimes in semi-darkness. For the next four weeks, they are confined to cages and fed a high-protein, high-starch diet that is designed to promote rapid growth. Force-feeding begins when the birds are between 8 and 10 weeks old. For 12 to 21 days, ducks and geese are subjected to gavage—every day, between 2 and 4 pounds of grain and fat are forced down the birds’ throats by means of an auger in a feeding tube.The Washington Post reported that the tube “is pushed 5 inches down their throats, and more food than they want is gunned into their stomachs. If the mushy corn sticks … a stick is sometimes used to force it down.”The birds’ livers, which become engorged from a carbohydrate-rich diet, can grow to be more than 10 times their normal size (a disease called “hepatic steatosis”).The mortality rate of birds raised for foie gras has been found to be as much as 20 times higher than that of birds raised normally, and carcasses show wing fractures and severe tissue damage to the throat muscles”.





you have the power to create change.


Various New Animal Petitions. Please Support.



Ban Savage Animal-Killing Contests

Petition link – http://animalpetitions.org/91144/ban-savage-killing-contests/?utm_source=Animal+Petitions&utm_campaign=d955df84f2-199AP5_12_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5c8ef52732-d955df84f2-79739337

Target: Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture for the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Goal: Ban inhumane contest killing in the United States.

Contest killing is a game. The purpose of this “game” is to slaughter as many animals as possible in the shortest amount of time or to kill the largest or smallest animal first. Participants are awarded cash or prizes for winning and participating. The most common targets are coyotes, prairie dogs, and pigeons. These animals are treated as disposable and like their lives don’t mean a thing. Urge the U.S. Department of Agriculture to finally ban cruel killing contests.

The most common killing contest is coyote calling. This is the most savage of the contests as the coyotes may be killed by any means—the body count is all that is taken into consideration. When the timer goes off, the bodies are counted and weighed and a winner is chosen.

In prairie dog killing contests, prairie dogs are shot down with powerful rifles. Hunters have described the experience as “beautiful,” and boast the “red mist” as perfection. That red mist is the bloody remains of the prairie dog. The players actively enjoy watching the prairie dogs being blown apart. The person who kills the highest percentage of prairie dogs is deemed winner. Pigeon shoots are just as violent: Shooters line up and try and shoot down as many pigeons as possible. Thousands of birds may be killed during a pigeon shooting contest.

There have been several proposals to ban contest killing in various states across the United States. However, this should not be a state issue. The USDA has a federal duty to protect animals from being killed for no purpose. There is simply no reason to allow these contests to continue. The only people who benefit are the killers with the highest kill-count. If contest killings were made illegal, no one would suffer any negative consequences. The animals would be able to live out their lives as nature intended, rather than being killed for the sake of a prize.

Sign the petition below to show you do not support these savage contests.


Dear Secretary Vilsack,

I am writing to you because we cannot allow contest killing to continue in the United States. The Animal Welfare Act needs to be expanded to include all sport killing and hunting contests. When the purpose of a contest is to take as many innocent lives as possible, it is no longer a game, it is slaughter. We have a duty to protect animals from heartless humans that have such a desire to kill for the sake of killing. Blood lust is not a reason to harm animals, and these cruel impulses should not be indulged.

Animals are not here for our entertainment. It is inhumane to allow these violent contests to continue. I urge you to let these coyotes, prairie dogs and pigeons enjoy their lives in nature without a constant human threat.


[Your Name Here]


Save Tigers from Illegal Logging / Save Wildlife and their Habitats from Deforestation!

Petition link – http://animalpetitions.org/91865/save-tigers-from-illegal-logging/

Target: US Congress, Secretary Vilsack, Secretary Jewell

Goal: Protect the last remaining habitat of Siberian tigers from the ravages of illegal logging.


Save Dog Fighting Victims from Lives of Cruelty and Abuse

Petition link – http://animalpetitions.org/91848/save-dog-fighting-victims-from-lives-of-cruelty-and-abuse/


Justice for Puppies and Reptiles Found Dead in Freezer

Petition link – http://animalpetitions.org/91850/justice-for-puppies-and-reptiles-found-dead-in-freezer/


Praise Construction of Wildlife Crossings Along Busy Highway

Petition link – http://animalpetitions.org/91513/praise-construction-of-wildlife-crossings-along-busy-highway/


Pigs Beaten with Cans and Boards Deserve Justice

Petition link – http://animalpetitions.org/90803/prosecute-farmers-accused-of-hitting-pigs-with-cans-and-boards/


Stop Barbaric and Illegal Hamster Fighting

Innocent hamsters are being injected with aggression enhancing drugs such as cocaine and steroids, before being forced to fight one another.

Petition link – http://animalpetitions.org/90805/stop-barbaric-and-illegal-hamster-fighting/#gf_1


Protect Sea Turtles

Nearly 50,000 endangered or threatened sea turtles are injured or killed as the result of fishing practices every year. While efforts have been made to help protect sea turtles, thousands are still experiencing unnecessary suffering and more needs to be done to combat this issue.

Petition link – http://animalpetitions.org/90535/protect-sea-turtles/


Stop Cruelty Toward Animals at Pork Farm

Employees at a pig farm were allegedly caught beating, abusing, and even killing animals on a recent undercover video taken by a Mercy for Animals member at a Seaboard Foods farm. The video depicts employees hitting pigs in the face and body with large coffee cans filled with rocks, beating them with boards, and shooting them in the head in front of other animals. In past years, Seaboard Foods has been accused of improper animal handling procedures, improper disposal of waste, and deceptive claims about the welfare of the animals on its farms.

Petition link – http://animalpetitions.org/90529/demand-pork-producer-end-cruelty-toward-animals/




Serbia: 12/5/15 – Very Disturbing News – The EU Enlargement Commission Appears To Have Failed The Animals and People of Serbia.

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Latest news in from another source:  2050hrs GMT 12/5/15.

I can say that it seems to me after reading the feedback from the associations present at the joint meeting on Monday, that the ministry has finally seen united voice from all animal protection associations and few NVOs present. This came as a surprise to them and the fact that all present were very knowledgeable of the law and situation in general and what doesn’t work, how to correct it…

We shall see what happens next.

Disappointed to hear that there is not much support from the enlargement commissioner!

Mark please tell your members that not all is lost that we had a very positive feedback so far!

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1045hrs GMT 12/5/15.

We have just had the following information sent to use via our ‘Contact’ route.

Everything you read here; including the link is what we have been given.  We will now have to decide what route we are going to take – it may be to pull away from ALL Serbian animal activities because no matter what you do and what info and links you supply; people who should be demanding change; such as the EU Enlargement Commission; appear to be doing very little to enforce Serbia to clean up its act with regard corruption and the rules of law as set down by the Constitution.

So you have to ask yourself; if you cannot rely on the ‘important’ people at the EU, then what is the point of doing anything ? – the EU is utterly useless in most EU citizens eyes; and this situation is yet another issue which supports this.  The EU Enlargement Commission can never bother to contact us about anything; yet they spend OUR money propping up a corrupt government within Serbia !


Name: Marina Morozov

Website: https://www.facebook.com/KoalicijaZaZivotSrbijaNoKillCoalition?fref=ts

Message: We, animal lovers and supporters of animals in Serbia want to inform whole world that, regardless all complaints of animal welfare, in spite of all emails, in spite of all fake meetings government
arranged, where animal welfare suggestions were refused, in spite of everything, against The Consitution, Government of Serbia will introduce Kill policy in shelters, fur farms in the country, barbaric treatment of all animals, which will support corruption.

Animal welfare in Serbia won’t exist any more.

It will be dead letter on the paper.

We want you all to know.

Time: May 12, 2015 at 7:40 am



Cholita the Abused Circus Bear Enjoys Her First Steps to Freedom.

Cholita the Abused Circus Bear Enjoys Her First Steps to Freedom

Video footage:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHUvB9wWy48

Our recent SAV post associated with this:  http://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2015/05/02/uk-london-victory-39-rescued-circus-animals-returned-to-the-jungle/

Just a few weeks after we heard about the heartbreaking plight of Cholita, an abused circus bear in Peru who desperately needed a new home, her rescuers have successfully brought her to safety and are giving her the love and care she deserves.

Cholita, who was nicknamed the real-life Paddington bear, is an endangered Andean bear, but it’s hard to tell by looking at her.

Images and video of Cholita previously taken by Animal Defenders International (ADI), the organization behind the effort to bring her to safety, are heartbreaking and tell quite a story about her abusive past in entertainment.

Her fingers had been cut off to remove her claws and her teeth were smashed to leave her unable to defend herself, according to ADI. She should be covered in thick fur, but her body is bald as a result of alopecia, which her rescuers believe was caused by stress.

She had been confiscated by authorities and placed in a zoo until a permanent home could be found for her, but there was nowhere for her to go in Peru. ADI heard about her during a rescue it was participating in at a nearby circus and stepped in to save her.

They took custody of her from the zoo and after a two-day journey traveling in her former circus cage to ADI’s rescue center in Lima, Cholita is finally getting to enjoy some of the simple comforts that were denied to her for so long.

According to ADI, for the first time in her life she’s been able to make nests, enjoy good food and play in a bath.

“Cholita has taken her first steps to freedom and is clearly enjoying herself at the ADI rescue centre, making cosy deep straw nests and eating her favourite foods, especially grapes.” said ADI President Jan Creamer. “She is elderly and quite frail so we are keeping her under close observation to monitor her health. With the public’s continuing and heartfelt response we can give this sweet bear the brighter future she deserves.”

While she’s now safe, she’s only part of the way through her journey to her forever home at a sanctuary.

Following Peru’s ban on wild animals in circuses, ADI has rescued nearly 80 animals in a months-long mission dubbed Operation Spirit of Freedom. Last week, 39 monkeys, coati mundis and kinkajous saved during the operation were finally released into their new sanctuary home in the Amazon rainforest.

The next step of the operation involves transporting Cholita, along with 33 lions and a tiger, on a flight to their new home at the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado next month where they will all live out their days free from their past lives.

As we continue to oppose the use of wild animals in entertainment, more and more countries are taking a stand against their abuse by banning them from circuses. Help wild animals in the U.S. have a future like this by signing and sharing the petition urging Congress to take action on their behalf by banning them here too.

For more info on Operation Spirit of Freedom, visit Animal Defenders International.

England: Post UK Election Red !



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England: Post (UK) General Election Statement From Animal Aid.


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We (SAV) are currently preparing our own statement on the UK election result and how Cameron being re elected is such bad news for UK animal welfare; but in the meantime here is a statement made by Andrew at Animal Aid; also based here in Kent (as we are). 

Animal Aid are a very respected animal welfare organisation campaigning on many issues.

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Visit their AA web site at:   http://www.animalaid.org.uk/h/n/AA/HOME/

And their brilliant ethical shop at  http://www.animalaidshop.org.uk/

Election Article link – http://www.animalaid.org.uk/h/n/NEWS/news_living//3263//

Same article in full:


Posted 8 May 2015

A statement by Animal Aid Director Andrew Tyler

In the run-up to the election Animal Aid’s clear view, based on an objective assessment of the evidence from the past several years, was that another Tory government – or a Tory-led coalition – would be dreadful news for animals.

By way of illustration, the Tories are avid promoters of hunting, the badger cull and shooting, and they have also failed, against the public’s wishes, to end the use of animals in circuses, as well as presiding over an increase in the use of animals in experiments, despite a promise to drive down the number.

A Labour-led government would have been on the right side of most, if not all, of those issues.

While Animal Aid is determined to gain as much ground for animals as we can through the political process – and that means engaging with the new government, its ministers and back-benchers – we know the best prospects for advancing the cause of animal protection lie not with politicians but where they have always resided: amongst the general public.

When Animal Aid looks at its most significant advances over the years, they have invariably had little or nothing to do with politics. They have resulted from our success in rousing a great many people to demand progressive change, and that change has come because business and commerce have not been able to resist the will (and more importantly the purchasing power) of the public.

One example that comes to mind is the ending of Britain’s largest exotic bird fair, at which were sold large numbers of wild-caught birds taken from their homelands in South America and Africa, who ended up living the rest of their lives caged and isolated. We also played the leading role in defeating Cambridge University’s plans for a monkey research centre that would have been the size of two supermarket superstores. The UK-wide Focus DIY chain was retailing animals like pots of paint. Many of them were reptiles, with highly complex needs. Our long-running campaign convinced Focus to stop all such sales.

A shorter but equally decisive campaign ended the shooting club that had been run by the John Lewis Partnership for decades, for which a large number of ‘game birds’ were intensively bred to be shot for pleasure, principally by senior management.

In the field of horse racing, our determined, thoroughly researched exposés of the use of the whip forced the industry’s regulatory body to introduce far tougher rules on the use of that instrument of punishment. Clearly that work, and the work on the other issues referred to, continues – as does our determination to see mandatory installation of CCTV cameras in all slaughterhouses. The progress we have made so far on that front is impressive (all leading supermarkets now demand that their slaughterhouse suppliers have cameras). We still need across-the-board compulsory installation with proper monitoring.

None of what we’ve described above could have been achieved without the help of our wonderful supporters. We will need you at our side in the future, and many more like you.

And so, while the election result cannot be declared good news for animal protection, Animal Aid sees undiminished scope for continuing our battle to reduce the suffering of animals, enhance their standing in culture, commerce and law, and in so doing change this country for the better.

USA: Multnomah County, Oregon – Dog Butcher Deserves No Mercy if Found Guilty.


Animal Petitions

Dog Butcher Deserves No Mercy if Found Guilty

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To – District Attorney for Multnomah County, Oregon

After allegedly admitting to butchering his brother’s dog, a deranged young man laughed about the crime and claimed to enjoy it. If found guilty, throw this killer behind bars before he can strike again.


Petition Link


Time Out – Enjoy !




20 April 1992 at London’s Wembley Stadium – no curlers.


With curlers ! – and Badger (‘Save Me’) hero Brian May on lead guitar

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7/5/15 – UK General Election Day – How Will You Vote ? – Anything But Conservative !!


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Iran: New Petition To Prevent Stray Dogs Being Injected With ACID. Please Support.


I signed the petition: “Stop Killing Stray Dogs With Acid”

Please consider signing:



See our post of 24th April regarding live stray dogs being injected with ACID  !!


Please support this new petition – thank you.



EU: Latest Snippets From The EU Eurogroup For Animals.



7/5/15 – Latest news in from the EU Eurogroup for animals if anyone wishes to check out the latest – just click on any of the links.


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UK: General Election Today – 7/5/15. A New Government Can Only Lead To Major Improvements For Animal Welfare.

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Today, 7/5/15; we have a General Election here in the UK to elect a new government for the next five years.

The current government is a coalition formed by the Conservatives; headed by David Cameron (Prime Minister); and the Liberal Democrats led by Nick Clegg (Deputy PM).  The major opposition called the ‘Labour Party’ is headed by Ed Milliband.


Ed Milliband – Labour Party Leader.

There are many other smaller parties who currently have MP’s at the House of Commons; including the ‘Green Party’.

Carloine Lucas is a Green MP, and some of you will remember we worked in the early days with Caroline on the issue of Serbian strays; before she stopped her position at the European Parliament to become a British (only) MP.  Caroline was always very supportive of our work and helped us very much.  We remember this.


Above – Caroline Lucas MP.

Things are very close between the Conservatives and Labour at the moment.  Whatever the outcome, neither will work with each other to form a coalition.  Therefore, even if they do not win a majority of votes, Labour for example, could work in coalition with the Greens and other smaller parties to form the next UK government.  David Cameron and the Conservatives do not know what animal welfare means; that is why we want them out today and a new pro-animal welfare government (including the Green Party) formed.


David Cameron – Prime Minister.

As you know, we have worked a lot with Green Party (European) MEP Keith Taylor for several years now regarding the issue of Serbian strays.

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Keith Taylor MEP – Green Party



We very much hope that today the Green Party in the UK will win several more seats in the next parliament; and more importantly, will be included in forming a coalition government with what we hope will be Labour and Ed Milliband.

A Labour led coalition government including the Greens can only lead to animal welfare improvements from what the UK has at present.  We have good legislation for animals, but the Conservative led government has ignored the wishes of the animal welfare lobby for the past 5 years.  The badger cull which was organised by them, and which has been opposed by the vast majority of the UK citizens, is just one example of where the Conservatives have ignored the wishes of the public.


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We have covered the UK badger cull on this site many times – here are just a few links.  You can access more by putting ‘badger cull’ into the search box at the top of the site if you wish to read more on this very controversial issue here in UK.



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We will be supporting the Green Party today in the General Election.  By voting Green there is so much ahead that will be so much better for animals and their welfare.  If the greens are hopefully in coalition with a labour led government; it can mean only one thing; that Green MP’s will push for much more improvement to the very good animal welfare legislation we have here in UK.

And why do we support the Greens ? – see a copy of their manifesto via the following link for their approach to animal welfare: – see pages 15, 16 and 17 particularly:


It is now only lunchtime here in UK on the 7/5.  The polling stations will close at 10pm tonight.  By tomorrow sometime we will have a result on what the next government situation will be.

We hope it is NOT Cameron and the Torties – failing animal welfare for 5 years and still doing nothing about the badger cull; the use of animals in circuses; long distance transportartion and the rest.   We don’t need them and we do not want them for another 5 years !!


Lets hope the Green Party has big gains this time round.  Whatever; under a Labour led government coalition; the future for animals in the UK can only look much better !

Mark – (The Dogs Mouth !) .

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Serbia: Government To Meet On 11/5/15 (Belgrade) To Discuss Way Forward For Stray Animal Legislation Changes.

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Regarding our post of 22/4/15 http://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2015/04/22/england-22415-update-on-the-serbian-animal-situation-with-the-eu-enlargement-commission/    and the new proposals for stray animal killings by the Serbian government; we can now inform that at the moment there is still not anything new to report.

However, we understand from Slavica that there will be a consultative meeting with the government (maybe animal welfare groups ?) on 11/5/15 regarding the draft proposals they have put forward for the new law regarding stray animals welfare.  Slavica informs us that she already has very big fears for what the government may try and do – and we would agree with this.

Slavica may attend Belgrade on the 11th May.

Only after this date will we have further info on how things are progressing.

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England: Thanks To ‘Shoreham Sue’ For Being A Hero For So Many Years !


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After almost 20 years of producing the ‘’Shoreham Protester’ – we now reach the end of an era.

As Sue (the editor / compiler) has finally hung up her socks – she simply says at the end of this last ‘SP’ edition:

Well, that’s it.…the end of an era… this is the very last Protester, unless somebody else out there decides that they want to fill the space.  This paper was started by Mike Nunn at the Shoreham Harbour live export protests in 1995 and taken over by me 3 years later and it has since reported on all the great campaigns that the AR movement has fought and (mostly) won as well as news from around the world. I have been heartened to see how far the concept of animal rights AND the word Vegan has spread to so many countries. But we still have far to go before true respect for other living beings is enshrined in law and custom. Fight on!

As many of you will know, the disgusting live animal export trade is one of Mark’s (SAV) very main big time hates.  He has taken action to stop long distance live animal transport whenever possible for more than 25 years.  He was proud and honured to be one of hundreds of folk who attended the export protests at Shoreham (South England coast) when the trade moved there back in 1995.  Like Dover, Ramsgate, Brightlingsea, and several other UK ports which have (against their own wishes) taken the trade by legal force in the past; the spirit of ‘normal’ people turning out in all weathers and at all times of the day and night to voice their support in defense of animals was something to be seen.  We had a saying at Shoreham; when the Met police from London had to (often) turn up to give police protection to the exporters; and that was “I’ve met the Met, and got the bruises to prove it”.  Here is the badge:


But bruises and batterings aside, nothing stopped the same good folk turning out at every shipment in support the animals.  It was only after a later legal ruling at the High Courts in London (undertaken by one of the exporters) that the trade was forced to return to Dover harbour in Kent – see our stuff on the 1847 Act and all that !

We made good friends with Mike Nunn, and although she (Sue) has never been one to blow her own trumpet; we are gonna blow loud and clear for ‘Shoreham Sue’ right now.  Sue has been working every single month since those protests back in 1995 to produce the Protester, or ‘SP’ as it is affectionally known to many in the movement.  Founded originally as a live export info information document, the SP has over the years grown into an international animal rights magazine covering all aspects of animal rights protests, actions and (often) wins from around the world.

Over the years, Mark has worked with Sue many times in order to provide information about UK live exports ever since the trade moved away from Shoreham in the 90’s and back to the Kent ports.  More recently, Sue has been very supportive of our (SAV) actions in Serbia for the stray animals; and this last issue has seen an article published about our recent gripes with the EU Commission on this very subject – it reads:

“Serbian animal inaction

Animal abuse, including dog fighting in Serbia have been posted on Youtube with the perpetrators clearly visible,  along with the name of the person who posted them onto Youtube in the first place, yet the Serbian authorities do nothing. Mark Johnson of Serbian Animal Voice has written and been in conversation with the European Authorities.  He pointed out to the Commission that despite rulings from the Serbian Constitutional Court in 2005 saying that stray animals must not be killed; but instead controlled by other means, the Serbian government has ignored the rulings of its own national Constitutional Court and continued to round up and kill stray animals for at least the last 10 years. In the opinion of SAV and many others, it was made clear by Mark today (22/4) to the EU Commission that the Serbian government has  been ignoring the requirements of the Serbian Constitutional Court for the past 10 years, is not enforcing the rule of law within Serbia. Mark was ‘verbally assured’ by the EU member of Cabinet, that the EU is working hard to ensure that the ‘rules of law’ are enforced throughout Serbia before it is given EU membership. Mark pointed out that in his opinion and that of many others involved with animal welfare in Serbia, that these new proposals for ‘quicker killings’  of stray animals which are currently being presented by the Serbian government are simply a way of “cleaning up the streets in order to Fast Track Serbia’s EU membership”.  This was denied by the EU Commission when suggested to them. Fed up with no action from the EU, Mark closed the conversation by informing them he had little faith in their current actions, asking them to ensure that the Serbian government did NOT continue with their new kill proposals for May 2015, and reminded the EU that we (and many other EU animal welfare groups) will be watching and reporting on every event which takes place for Serbian animals over the coming months”.

So; one Big, big thank you to Sue for battling it out all these years after the export trade died its very welcome death at Shoreham to keep us all informed with what was happening in the rest of the AR world.  Her dedication to the cause and the AR movement cannot be underestimated.  Seeing this last edition of the SP now going out is sad for many of us – and I speak for the many; but as with many of us and our independent campaigns, you simply get to a point where you say to yourself that you have done your bit over the years; it is time to step back into the rear seat and let a new driver take control.

So thanks Sue, for all your personal hard work and dedication in support of the animals over many years – I know that each and every one of them would thank you if they could for informing the world of their situation(s).  On a personal basis, it has been great working with you in a combined effort to inform the many of the wrongdoings of the UK export business and more recently, the campaign in Serbia.  You can be very proud of what you have done and what you have achieved oer so many years ! – you are a hero in many eyes !

Our post (link below and well worth a watch !) of April 2014 gives video links to a few of the scrapes that we have been involved with re live animal shipments from Southern England ports over many years.  Good memories ? – yes and no – yes, good for the relationships and dedications formed by many of the people – no for the suffering of animals witnessed at every single shipment.


There are a heap of good people that both Sue and I can now call respected friends who we have got to know over the long export campaign years – good people who only had one aim; to stop the suffering of live animals during long distance transport.  People who would in reality often rather be tucked up in a warm bed at 2am; but who instead get their butts down to the docks to speak out about the trade – and take direct action.

As very good friend Carla (Lane) wrote in her book of poems (Poems and other aggravations) –  the times at the docks were, and still are, times of frustration for the ordinary man.

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carla_NEWThe great news now is that for several months, live animal exports from the ports of England (and the UK overall) have completely stopped.  The days of the mass loaded animal trucks from Shoreham, Dover and other English ports have hopefully been posted well and truly where they should be placed – in the history books, never to surface in reality again !

I finish by giving you the link to an excellent old campaigner against the trade in live animals.  His name was Mike Tucker; and the pleasure was always ours when Mike came to stay at my house over very many years.  Mike was a great friend and campaigner; a Shoreham protester regular.



Boy are there some stories I could tell you about all Mikes almost daily campaigning against exports in Ol’ London town ! – see the pictures of the city gent opposed to the trade in the above links – dressed in his bowler with a broom and bucket of water; sweeping down the steps of MAFF (the ‘animal export’ Ministry) in Whitehall; telling them to ‘clean up their act’ where live exports were involved !.

Sadly he is not with us any more (Mike died a few years ago) to experience the super news that UK animal exports have finally died; but I know that he is still watching us from somewhere – and celebrating what all the hard work and dedication of so many has eventually finished at – live exports from England and the UK virtually dead.

Sue would have known Mike; a band of brothers and sisters with one simple target – to stop animals being abused.  The export trade stopped at Shoreham; but the information of AR activity continued from Shoreham thanks to the great work of Sue.

So now quite rightly, Sue has decided to call it a day and move to the back seat; leaving others to do the driving.  Once an animal person; always one – so I know Sue will always continue to speak up for, and be in defence of animals throughout the rest of her days.  We all try to do our bit in many different ways.  You can take the campaigner off the street, but you cannot take away the way they feel when it comes to defending animals.

Thanks Sue for ALL your devoted time and attention speaking for those who have no voice to represent them.

M x

USA: Rogers, Arkansas – Last Chance for Animals Reveals New Investigation Into Rabbit Slaughter – Petition Link and Video Included.


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SAV Comment –  The ‘criminal’ is NOT the guy who takes the undercover footage to expose the cruelty.  The criminal is the employee who undertakes and causes the animal suffering.

‘AG GAG’ will not do the USA any good – just an attempt by the industry to cover up this kind of suffering shown below.  

That should NOT be allowed – end of story – full stop !


Last Chance for Animals Reveals New Investigation


LCA announces a groundbreaking investigation revealing extreme brutality at the largest rabbit slaughterhouse in the United States: The Pel-Freez processing plant in Rogers, Arkansas.

Until now, the cruelty of the rabbit meat industry has been kept hidden from the public – but with the truth finally revealed, it’s time to end the suffering.

Despite using the “humanely raised” label, Pel-Freez tortures rabbits mercilessly until their dying breath. This is what our investigator caught on tape:

  • A worker called the “killer” strikes the rabbits’ foreheads with the back edge of a knife to knock them unconscious. This often does not work.

  • Next, the killer breaks the rabbits’ legs (the bone often visibly protrudes from the skin), and hangs them upside-down from a hook.

  • The killer then beheads the rabbits. This is not always swift – when the blade grows dull, it takes time to saw from the back of the neck to the front.

  • Still-conscious rabbits scream loudly throughout the entire process, sometimes until the knife slices through their vocal cords. Rabbits are normally silent animals because in the wild, sound draws predators. But extreme situations like this make them cry out in pain.

A video of LCA’s findings is at RabbitCruelty.com.

or watch it via the following link:


This is animal cruelty, plain and simple; but prosecutors fail to see it that way. LCA has submitted a criminal complaint to the Benton County Prosecutors Office detailing 323 instances where conscious rabbits endured intentional infliction of major physical trauma.

Still, they refuse to press charges.

That’s why it’s crucial that you sign the petition right now to have criminal charges pressed against Pel-Freez, so that no more rabbits are forced to endure this suffering.

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Animals Asia – 6/5/15 – Fantastic News; The First Newly Rescued Bears Arrive Today At Their New Home Sanctuary.

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Fantastic Breaking News – 6th May 2015.

The first of many bears scheduled to be rescued by Animals Asia have today arrived at their new sanctuary home.  Never to suffer bile extraction again – now a life in the outdoors; with the best of food and attention.  Celebrtate !!

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Our post from yesterday, including links to live posts from the team.


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USA: Craig Speaks Out About Intensive Farming.





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From the crew at CIWF here in the UK.

Contract chicken grower, Craig Watts, runs a factory farm.

He contacted Compassion because he was at breaking point. He needed to show us what his chickens were going through. And he was tired of the lies being sold to consumers. He needed our help.

By speaking out, Craig has risked his livelihood. He has been intimidated, harassed and bad-mouthed.

Some huge corporate producers seem to be giving their contract farmers little choice: farm inhumanely or you won’t be able to pay the bills.

Factory farming is a cruel, inefficient and unfair way of producing food. There is a better way. You know it, we know it, Craig knows it. Now let’s tell the world. Thank you.


After 22 years of raising chickens for Perdue, one brave factory farmer Craig Watts was at his breaking point and did something no one has done before. He invited us, as farm animal welfare advocates, to his farm to film and tell his story.

Ask your supermarket for Better Chicken at http://better-chicken.org  .

China / Vietnam: Please Support This Important Petition – Stop the Illegal Trade in Tiger Bone Paste.

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tiger petition may 15

Stop the Illegal Trade in
Tiger Bone Paste

Petition link:  http://www.thepetitionsite.com/883/105/614/?z00m=23001441&redirectID=1668835289

author: Miriam O

target: Premier Li Keqiang’s of the People’s Republic of China! Chinese prime minister, known as Premier, Li Keqiang! Chinese Embassy in London!

signatures: 60,697

Tigers slaughtered to produce bone paste to fuel the illegal tiger trade in Vietnam! Please help.

Help save the last 3,200 wild tigers.

Help ban the tiger trade!

Tigers slaughtered to produce tiger bone paste! Unfortunately this is the grave reality for why tigers are being slaughtered to fuel the illegal tiger trade in Vietnam.

The Vietnamese are using the bones of wild tigers to produce this paste which they use as a traditional pain killer. There is no scientific backing to show that any part of the tiger is beneficial to human ailments, yet so many of our wild big cats end up in this trade.

2015 is an important year for the tiger. Following intense discussions at CITES in July 2014 some very specific recommendations on tigers were adopted:
Countries are to ensure that their legislation prohibits domestic trade, including in parts of captive bred tigers.
It requires those who are currently trading to report the scale of that trade.
It requires countries to report on the volume of existing stockpiles.
It requires countries to destroy the bodies of deceased captive tigers.

By signing this petition you will help protect wild tigers by calling for an end to policies and practices that stimulate demand for tiger parts and products, and thus stimulate poaching. You will also be helping raise expectations with regards to the implementation of international resolutions and commitments and to stop stimulating the demand in domestic and wild tiger parts through compliance with international guidelines and resolutions (CITES, GTRP).

The stimulation of the demand of tiger products stems from these main sources: Tiger “farms” – Trade in parts and products of tigers that have been bred in captivity takes place in China, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. In China domestic trade is legal and skins of captive bred tigers from “zoos” and “farms” can be traded as luxury home décor, so long as they have been bred legally, are processed by a licensed company and come with a government-issued permit.

In Thailand, Laos and Vietnam, trade in parts and products of captive-bred tigers is illegal. Tiger farming does NOT stop the illegal killing of wild tigers. In fact it has the opposite effect stimulating wider demand for tiger parts from ALL sources and undermining international efforts to put an end to the tiger trade.

USA: 7,400 animals slaughtered every single day across the U.S. by government agency called USDA “Wildlife Services”.



SAV Comment – we are proud to be pack members at PC – trying to defend the welfare of animals in the USA as well as those others in our homeland Europe.  Please support this with a donation if you are able – see link in text – thank you.


Dear Mark,

The numbers are shocking. Since 1996, Wildlife Services has shot, poisoned, and strangled 27 million native animals; in 2014 alone, Wildlife Services killed close to 3 million animals.

That’s 7,400 animals slaughtered every single day across the U.S.— not by hunters or poachers, but by a little known government agency called USDA “Wildlife Services” whose stated mission is “to resolve wildlife conflicts to allow people and wildlife to coexist.”

This killing is done largely at the behest of ranchers and agribusiness. The carnage costs U.S. taxpayers more than 100 million dollars each year.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/op-ed/soapbox/article19264602.html#storylink=cp

But we are holding this rogue agency accountable! In response to legal pressure from Project Coyote, the Animal Legal Defense Fund and other allies, Mendocino County, CA officials recently agreed to suspend the renewal of the county’s contract with Wildlife Services pending a full review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). For the first time, this agency’s actions will be assessed under CEQA, requiring public disclosure of the full impact of this program on all wildlife- both target and non-target- and on the environment. Furthermore, non-lethal alternatives must be considered.

Representing our coalition, I am en route right now to the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors meeting where I will present nonlethal approaches to coexisting with wildlife. I will speak of our successful model in Marin County – known as the Marin County Livestock and Wildlife Protection Program. It works. Since implementation 15 years ago, livestock losses and costs to the county have decreased; fewer wild species have been killed. Ranchers have embraced the cost-share program that provides guard animals, better fencing and other non-lethal predator deterrents. Joining me is Keli Hendricks, Project Coyote Predator Friendly Ranching Coordinator, who will talk about some of the innovative non-lethal tools and methods we are testing on ranches in Marin and Sonoma County.

Mendocino County is re-evaluating its contract with Wildlife Services, the federal government’s wildlife damage control agency. Despite increasing calls for reform, the agency reported killing 61,702 coyotes in 2014.”

Please read this excellent op-ed in the Sac Bee by Lee M. Talbot – Stopping the Slaughter of America’s Native Wildlife, one County at a Time– and help us continue this critical work to stop the killing, reform predator management, and promote coexistence by donating to Project Coyote today. We depend on individual donors to sustain our important work for North America’s wildlife.

Because of the generosity of a Project Coyote supporter in Marin County your donation will be matched dollar for dollar up to $12,000. Your donation will go directly toward our campaign to stop the slaughter of North America’s wildlife and to promote non-lethal alternatives to killing. Please help us meet this matching pledge!

Thank you always for your support,

Camilla H. Fox
Founder & Executive Director

P.S. ~ Every donation will be matched up to $12K. Please donate now!

Vietnam: Join Animals Asia With Live Updates Of Their First Sea Rescue.

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There is a lot to see from Animals Asia as they (today – 5/5/15) undertake the first sea rescue of 2 ex bile farm bears.  Please click on the links below to get a livetime update of the days happenings as they happen.. At the moment the bears have now made their boat journey and have arrived on the mainland. 

They will journey through the afternoon; stop overnight and then arrive at a new life at the sanctuary tomorrow – 6th May.

As always, a superbly professional series of updates from AA; keeping all their global friends and supporters updated all the time with what is happening.  Check it all out !

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Join our Vietnam team on first sea rescue

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LIVE: The team have made it back to dry land with their precious moon bear cargo. So many stories today. Our most incredible rescue yet of Sam and Simon – on our founder Jill Robinson’s birthday. The last rescue for vet nurse Julie. The first for Toan – joining as part of the hort team.

For the tens of thousands of you who signed the petition to free the Halong Bay Bears. You did this. And this is just the start. There are 36 more bears coming.

  • bears loaded up and headed for Halong City where they’ll stop the night.

  • Sanctuary tomorrow.

12:31 PM – 5 May 2015

– bears won’t arrive in sanctuary till tomorrow but vet Joost looking happy:

12:22 PM – 5 May 2015

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Dear Mark,

Please follow us as we embark on the rescue of two bears

– a male and female – from a remote island just north of Halong Bay, Vietnam on Tuesday, May 5.

The rescue from Ba Mun Island will be the first time our team has performed a rescue at sea, and without a doubt it will be our most challenging yet.

We’ve rescued over 120 bears in Vietnam, but have never faced a challenge like this one. The remote location, the potential dangers of travelling at sea, a lack of developed facilities and the potential poor health of the bears will make this a huge challenge.

The male bear is reported to be weak, with restricted movement, and clear scarring and an open wound on his back.

This rescue will be the first of many after the Quang Ninh authorities’ recent decision to transfer all 38 captive moon bears in the province to our rescue centre – making the province bear bile farm free. These bears include the last of the bears still trapped on bile farms at Halong Bay.

We can’t wait to get these two bears home to the care they so urgently need.

Join them on their journey to freedom on our website, Facebook or Twitter. And as you follow these lucky bears home, please consider giving a little to their rescue and recovery.

We hope to be back at our Tam Dao sanctuary by Wednesday afternoon.

We’d love you to come along on our journey.

Dr Tuan Bendixsen
Vietnam Director

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England: New Video Re (England UK) Live Animal Exports – Let Them Be Herd!


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From Mark – Founder SAV.  Kent, England UK.

As many of you will know, stopping live animal transport / exports has been a desire of mine for a long time.  See more about the work of Mark by clicking on the ‘About Us’ tab at the top of the page.  The live animal transport business is a disgusting trade; and I, along with the vast majority of folk in the UK want to see an end to the business now.  General Election day – 7/5/15 here in the UK will give people an opportunity to let their voices be heard against a government that has ignored them for the past 5 years.

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Let them be Herd.


As someone who has been involved with live animal exports out of Kent ports for some 25 years or so; this video gives a very good insight into the issue of animal transport at Ramsgate – for those of you non UK folk; this is a port within Kent county on the very South Eastern edge of England.

In this video are very many well known personal friends – Ellie S from the RSPCA; Reg Bell and Ian Driver, who you see at the start and end of the film.  I first met Ian when I was invited down to Ramsgate at the start of exports in order to give a talk (along with a few others from the RSPCA and CIWF – CEO Phil  http://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2015/03/24/england-farmageddon-and-more-an-expose-into-the-real-world-of-intensive-global-animal-farming/  ) about live transport.  Ian Driver is a great guy and will be standing to represent the Green Party as the MP to be at the UK General Election on 7th May 2015.  You can also see Nathalie Bennett, leader of the Green Party in the video.

I think that the video justifies the feeling in the UK as to why the trade should be stopped.  We have covered the issue of ports and the 1847 Act before on this site; and it is mentioned several times in the video; along with the 8 hour campaign which we have covered.

Here are a few past links to some of the posts presented on this site:














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Lots of past campaign / demo links given in the following:





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Let them be Herd.


We wish Ian Driver the very best for 7/5/15; and we hope tht the day after it will be Ian Driver – Member of Parliament for Thanet South !

Good luck Ian !!



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Please send also a protest email to the embassy of Vietnam in your country, email addresses can easily be found using the following online portal:


Vietnamese celebrities have joined a campaign to call for an end to the consumption of dogs in their country!The “Ve Di Vang Oi!” (Come Home Golden!) campaign was launched on Tuesday in Ho Chi Minh City by the Asia Canine Protection Association (ACPA) in order to promote compassion toward dogs and prompt actions against the theft, trade, slaughter, and consumption of the canines in Vietnam.

Speaking at a press conference the same day, an ACPA representative said that they do not come as a foreign organization which either tells what Vietnamese people should do or discusses whether eating dog meat is right or wrong, but only want to provide support for the protection of animals, especially dogs as they have had the worst experiences before being sent to the slaughterhouse.

“Are there any families here which have a dog or cat? Do you consider it a member of your family? And how do you feel if one day it goes out and never comes back?” Chi Pu, a Vietnamese actress, asked, making the attendees stunned.




“Thịt chó” is the popular vietnamese word for dog meat! In comparison of percentage with the population, Vietnam is the biggest dog meat eating population in the world!each year 5 million dogs are slaughtered very savagely for their meat..

Dogs are stunned beaten several times on their heads..While the dog lay there unable to move his throat is cut while fully conscious and bleeding in a bucket as the other dogs are forced to watch and wait their turn.  The fear is induced as they have an insane unproven ideal perverse belief that the adrenaline created by the fear will make the dog meat taste better.  This job seems to be fun for the killers when you hear the screams of laughter by each killing of a dog!

Thousands of pets are stolen from gardens and front porches every year to feed the appetites of diners who treat dog meat as a delicacy..
Read more here:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2812587/EXCLUSIVE-watched-horror-vile-dog-meat-trader-butchered-two-family-pets-feet-boiled-alive-Horrifying-defiance-gangsters-murder-man-s-best-friend.html

And here:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2779364/Snatched-homes-crammed-cages-beaten-death-eaten-Inside-world-Vietnam-s-brutal-dog-meat-industry.html

Please watch these videos episodes from the Vietnamese dog meat industry:

You can also watch all the episodes from the Ultra Barbaric Vietnamese dog meat industry on my youtube channel here:
Thank you ~ https://www.facebook.com/tony.zadel



UK: Anglophenia. Or ‘An Introduction To The UK’ !!

U Flag

If you are ever thinking of visiting the UK; here are a few things that people may need to become familiar with.  Siobhan does a really great overview of why we Brits are so ……….  Well; let her give you an insight and then you decide.

By the way, we are from the London area and so you could say we talk ‘two smoking barrels’ – but this is now very limited and very East End old London talk.  I personally love Cockney Rhyming Slang although this is a traditional ‘talk’ very much dying out in London town.

Here is an intro to Cockney Slang:



Siobhan does her bit:







Oh, and if you come to London; this may be useful as well – http://www.phespirit.info/cockney/slang_to_english.htm

So; ‘get yer nuts up them apples cos I wanna get some Bo’.

Or, ‘would you mind getting your legs up the stairs because I really would like to get some sleep’ !

Enjoy !! – Mark.





Australia: Killing To Start Tonight – Please Take Action for Kangaroos.





Kangaroos are the victims of the largest land-based wildlife massacre in the world. Every year the kangaroo industry kills millions of kangaroos for their meat and skins to make pet food, footwear and meat for human consumption. Their joeys are wrenched from their pouch and bashed to death, decapitated, shot or left to die as orphans from starvation, dehydration, stress or predation. Hundreds of thousands of joeys are dying this way every year in Australia due to the kangaroo industry.

Please send the​ plea

​ ​ aus kanga




ACT Greens Minister Shane Rattenbury

and Greens Leader Christine Milne,

Pleading for mercy for the Canberra Kangaroos and Joeys.

Shooting begins tonight in ACT Nature Parks.

Please share

this email with your friends​​.​

Thank you


Australian Society for Kangaroos

Ph:  0417354408


PO Box 524 Castlemaine Vic 3450

W: www.AustralianSocietyforKangaroos.org

E:  AustralianSocietyforKangaroos@gmail.com

Nikki Sutterby


Australian Society for Kangaroos

Ph:  0417354408

PO Box 524 Castlemaine Vic 3450

W: www.AustralianSocietyforKangaroos.org

E:  AustralianSocietyforKangaroos@gmail.com



Videos, Petitions, Sample Letters – and A Lot More – English and German.

Wichtige Petitionen*

zum Unterstützen  und Weiterleiten

*ausgewählt von Martina Patterson

Important Petitions*

Please support and forward

*selected by Martina Patterson

free translation sites – kostenlose Übersetzungsseiten:


Sollten LINK’s  nicht funktionieren, bitte diesen markieren, kopieren

und in eine neu aufgerufene Seite in die Kopfspalte setzen


A sad, emaciated puma who spent his life chained to the open back of a car —

the only home he’d ever known — is finally free.

Success: Tiger Temple Closed Down


Mexico Agrees to Build Big Cat Sanctuary


Umweltminister der Länder wollen Fracking verbieten



Small Steps Equal Progress in Fight Against Poaching – Update on “President Barack Obama: Save Elephants and Rhinos From Extinction”


Mohan’s court hearing postponed again – Update on “Mr. Amrit Tripathi, IAS: Expedite Mohan’s freedom”


Stop TTIP Newsletter – April 2015                


An exposé on the dog meat industry in South Korea – You can help save the South Korean dogs! – Update on “All Samsung/LG Retailers: Help Stop Heinous Butchering of 


Call CCS And Demand That They Stop Medically Neglecting Elder Mumia – Update on “Correct Care Solutions, John Kerestes superintendent of SCI Mahonoy, Pennsylvania



The FBI is now working for Monsanto

by J. D. Heyes

Monsanto corporate executives probably thought they had a decent amount of influence with the federal government, but they may never have thought that their genetically modified food products would become protectorates of the FBI, all under the guise of “national security.”

As reported by the Des Moines Register in recent days, “protecting America’s lucrative [GMO] seed corn industry” now rises to the level of fighting terrorists and government spies, according to the FBI, which has invoked broader powers authorized by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, in a case against two Chinese siblings who allegedly plotted to steal patented GMO seeds from cornfields in Iowa.

The paper further reported:
Stealing hybrid seeds enhanced with traits such as drought resistance doesn’t pose the same immediate threat as a suicide bomber, but the FBI treats economic espionage and similar trade secret theft as dangerous threats to national security.

Monsanto gets the power of the intelligence community to do its bidding

“It’s people’s lives,” Christopher Burgess, CEO of security consulting firm Prevendra and a former employee of the Central Intelligence Agency, told the paper. “It’s our livelihood. It’s why we feed so much of the world is because we invest in research and development.”

The “feeding the whole world” argument is controversial in and of itself, based on scientific findings that, among other things, GMO corn lacks nutrients http://www.naturalnews.com/039864_GMO_corn_nutrients_minerals.html

but is full of chemicals, according a 2012 paper entitled, “2012 Nutritional Analysis: Comparison of GMO Corn versus Non-GMO Corn.” An earlier study found that rats fed a steady diet of GMO corn developed major tumors, http://www.naturalnews.com/037249_gmo_study_cancer_tumors_organ_damage.html

with 70 percent of female rats dying early. Nevertheless, GMO maize is now a protected state secret, even though defense attorneys for the two Chinese siblings have argued the government’s protection under national security auspices is unprecedented and represent a dangerous overreach.

Defendants Mo Hailong and Mo Yun have been charged with planning to steal patented GMO seeds from agri-business giants DuPont Pioneer and Monsanto, http://www.naturalnews.com/Monsanto.html

the paper said. The idea, according to court records, was to steal the seeds and bring them back to China where they would allegedly be copied, then counterfeited by a large Chinese agri-corporation, Beijing Dabeinong Technology Group. If convicted, the suspects could face a maximum of 10 years in prison.

The Des Moines Register reported further:
In 2013, Nicholas Klinefeldt, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa, indicted the siblings and five other Chinese citizens on charges of theft of trade secrets.
In a move that defense attorneys call “breathtaking,” prosecutors plan to introduce evidence at trial gathered under FISA, which allows the FBI   

to bypass a traditional search warrant. Agents seeking evidence instead need only get approval from a secret Washington, D.C.-based court designed to hear complex national security cases.

Gathering and presenting secret evidence before a secret court

That court is called the FISA court, and it is staffed by regular federal judges who serve non-renewable seven-year terms. http://www.fjc.gov/history/home.nsf/page/courts_special_fisc.html

 It should be noted that the court’s proceedings are carried out in secret, and that because these federal judges are not fluent in intelligence community/national security jurisprudence, the court rarely turns down a warrant request. http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/06/fisa-court-nsa-spying-opinion-reject-request

That alone helps explain how the FBI could inject itself into a case involving the theft of Monsanto and DuPont GMO seeds under the mantle of national security; that would give the agency additional authorities it may not normally possess, such as the power to present secret evidence without divulging how the agency obtained it.

“This case involves a breathtaking and unprecedented expansion of the government’s use of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act,” Des Moines attorney Mark Weinhardt wrote in court papers. “… For the first time in the statute’s history (as far as our research reveals), the government used FISA to investigate a trade secret dispute between two privately owned companies.”






PREDEAL – Dogcatchers from DMPA CODLEA BRASOV enter private ground, struggle with old and sick woman and steal puppy from her court. The woman was taken to hospital. Life in danger. Nobody cares now for her dogs.

PREDEAL – Hundefänger der DMPA CODLEA BRASOV brechen auf Privatgelände ein, wenden Gewalt gegen eine alte und kranke Frau an und stehlen gewaltsam Welpen aus ihrem Hof. Die Dame ist mit lebensgefährlichen Herzproblemen ins Krankenhaus eingeliefert worden. Keiner kann sich um ihre Hunde kümmern.


Chernobyl forests ablaze. Again.


Schwere Waldbrände bei Tschernobyl: Droht radioaktive Wolke?


Petitions – protests – sample letters



Jennifer Lopez so beautiful and so cruel, wearing Fur, the Skin of Murdered Animals

Jennifer Lopez so schön und so grausam, trägt den Pelz, die Haut von ermordeten Tieren

Please let her know about the unspeakable suffering of these poor creatures:
Cry of the innocent – a moving video about the fur trade
Bitte informieren Sie sie über die unsäglichen Leiden dieser armen Geschöpfe:
Schrei der Unschuldigen – ein bewegendes Video über den Fellhandel

Fur? 60 seconds, everyone should have seen

Pelz? 60 Sekunden, die jeder gesehen haben sollte


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

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


SAVE THE DATE! Cruelty Free Fashion Show, New York City

North Carolina—a state with countless factory farms—is on the verge of passing a dangerous ag‑gag law. Urge Governor McCrory to veto this unconstitutional bill that seeks to protect animal abusers.


Fire Trainer Seen Whipping Horse on Face


We’re at nearly 100,000 signatures! Help us get there! – Update on “Louisiana State House, Louisiana State Senate: Revise Louisiana State Law that requires that dogfight


Stop the TV Show Whose Contestants Killed an Endangered Species


Von: “Gerhard Heybrock” <Gerhard.Heybrock@online.de>
Betreff: Medien-Niveau GB: verspeisen eines selbst gekillten Krokodils

Wie weit wir in Europa mit unserer Dauer-Freiheit und von aktuellen Generationen unerkämpften Demokratie schon gesunken sind, zeigt beispielhaft der öffentlich-rechtliche britischer TV-Sender Channal 4. Hier wird einer von Wellness und Langeweile verblödeten Gesellschaft ein Medien-Amüsement der Sonderklasse an Geschmacklosigkeit vorgespielt: Massakrieren und Essen eines panamaischen Krokodils. Dass es sich dabei noch um eine bestandsbedrohte und international besonders geschützte Art handelt, ist den Vertretern der Aktion-Sendung entweder völlig unbekannt oder schnurz egal, wahrscheinlich beides. Wenn das so weiter geht, wird es wohl nicht mehr lange dauern, bis es ans öffentliche Menschen-Essen geht. Das würde garantiert die Einschaltquoten in die Höhe treiben und beträfe nicht mal eine bedrohte Art.
Fordern Sie den Sender mit der Petition unten auf, seine o. g. Sendung im Internet sofort zurückzuziehen und 25.000 $ zum Wildtierschutz in Panama locker zu machen.


Protect the Tule Elk at Tomales Point


Protect Mule Deer from Habitat Destruction


Petition gegen den Stier„kampf“ in Frankreich

Aidez le CRAC Europe à obtenir l’abolition de la corrida ! Dites non au harcèlement judiciaire qui le frappe!


Hinrichtungen und qualvolle Tötungen von Tieren innerhalb der EU muß endlich ein Ende gesetzt werden


—–Ursprüngliche Nachricht—–

Von: flugpate.com [mailto:info@flugpate.com]
Gesendet: Sonntag, 1. März 2015 17:47
An: info@flugpate.com
Betreff: Furchtbare Zustände im Natura Parc/Mallorca

Arbeitsgemeinschaft Tierschutz Mallorca Ansprechpartner : Ingrid Lorenz

E-Mail : info@schweizer-design.com

Telefon : 07053 920310

Fotos / Dateien :



Hier ein Bericht unserer Tierschutzkollegin Anna:

Liebe Tierfreunde,
Am 21.02 habe ich an einer Demonstration gegen Natrua Parc in Palma
teilgenommen. Natura Parc ist ein privates Unternehmen, das sich in Sta.
Eugenia befindet und mit staatlichen Geldern subventioniert wird.
Natura Parc wird von Gemeinden/Ayuntamientos beauftragt “störende”,
herrenlose Tiere abzuholen. Wohin, die Tiere gehen und was mit ihnen danach
passiert, interessiert keinen. Tiere von der ganzen Insel werden an eine
Sammelstelle gebracht.
Wir haben gegen die Zustände dort demonstriert, weil die Bedingungen die
dort herrschen nicht mal dem Minimum der europäischen Standards der
Tierhaltung entsprechen, einfach grausam sind und der Tierquälerei
gleichzusetzen sind.
Eine Unmenge von Hunden und Katzen die auf kleinster Fläche, ohne
tierärztliche Versorgung, ohne Decken und oft ohne Futter zusammen gepfercht
werden. Wilde und zahme, kranke und gesunde zusammen, die ganz kranken, die
im Sterben liegen werden nicht eingeschläfert.
Nicht viele Menschen trauen sich dort hin zu gehen, aber meine Freundin
Patti hat es getan um auf das Problem aufmerksam zu machen und dafür
bewundere ich Sie sehr! Ich habe die Katzen die Sie von dort rausgeholt hat,
gesehen. Glaubt mir, so viel Elend habe ich noch nicht im meinem Leben
gesehen, viele starben schon auf dem Weg zum Tierarzt.

Das Motto des hiesigen, deutschsprachigen Radiosenders INSEL RADIO lautet:
»Mallorca die schönste Insel der Welt«. Hier möchte ich nur kurz erwähnen,
dass ich zu meinem Entsetzen vor einigen Tagen in den Nachrichten dieses
Senders ein Lob auf die tolle Arbeit der Natura Parc hörte. Leider
entspricht diese Aussage nicht der Realität. Die Einflussnahme der
Geschäftsleitung auf die Medien scheint hier von den tatsächlichen Problemen
und unwürdigen Zuständen in diesem Tierheim abzulenken.
Es ist eine Schande, dass in einem EU Land, mitten in Europa, so eine
Grausamkeit passiert und einige die es wissen und dies verhindern könnten,
dulden diese Missstände.
Helft uns bitte, alleine schaffen wir es nicht!!! Der Einfluss der
Tierheim-Betreiber ist in dem öffentlichen Leben sehr groß und trotz unserer
Protestaktionen, Petitionen an die Behörden etc. kommen wir kaum voran, und
das Leid der Tiere nimmt kein Ende.
Wir brauchen Eure Hilfe, jede/r die/der ein Herz für Tiere hat kann einen
Beitrag dazu leisten. Wir müssen mit allen uns zur Verfügung stehenden
Mitteln den Druck auf die Behörden erhöhen, damit sie Maßnahmen einleiten
die dem Elend ein Ende setzt.

Schicken Sie bitte diesen Text und die Bilder weiter, erzählen Sie es allen,
adoptieren Sie ein Tier von dort, übernehmen sie eine Patenschaft, oder was
immer Sie auch tun können!!!
Wir müssen gemeinsam handeln, um sich gegen die Mächtigen dieser Insel zu
wehren und den Tieren ein würdiges Leben und Sterben zu ermöglichen.

Im Anhang Bilder von der Demo und Tieren, die von dort kommen.

Ich danke Euch!
Anna Beutl

Gesendet: Freitag, 01. Mai 2015 um 13:55 Uhr

Von: ang.wohlfarth@t-online.de
An: petitionen@bayern.landtag.de, Christine.Hoiss@bayern.landtag.de
Betreff: Petition an den Bayerischen Landtag gegen die Rassenliste Kampf- und Listenhunde Nr. KI.0169.17

Franz Segl
Referat P II Ausschüsse
Leiter des Büros des Ausschusses für Kommunale Fragen, Innere Sicherheit und Sport
Maximilianeum | Max-Planck-Straße 1 | 81675 München
Postanschrift: Bayerischer Landtag | 81627 München
Telefon +49 89 4126-2207
Telefax +49 89 4126-1768

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,
sehr geehrter Herr Segl,
sehr geehrte Frau Hoiss,

wir unterstützen die Leitpetition Nr. KI.0169.17 ohne Wenn und Aber.
Wir hoffen sehr, dass die nachfolgende Studie sowie die Beißstatistik Beachtung finden und diese Rasse-Stigmatisierung endlich beendet wird.

Mediziner der Kinderchirurgie der Medizinischen Universität Graz haben die Studie „Analysis of Dog Bites in Children” (in Pediatrics 2006;117:374-379) veröffentlicht: Studie erstellt „Risiko-Profil“ von Hunderassen http://wuff.de/artikel.php?artikel_id=963
Nahezu alle bekannten Beißstatistiken werden vom Deutschen Schäferhund ( DSH) und von Mischlingen angeführt.
Die aktuelle Beißstatistik Berlins – wer hätte das gedacht: Die “Kampfhunde” sind gar nicht “böse”


Rassismus, egal gegen wen er gerichtet ist, ist immer schlecht, denn er schafft Vorurteile, macht Angst und verleitet somit zu falschem Verhalten und Entscheidungen.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Martina und Shawn Patterson,
53909 Zülpich

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,

wir möchten uns den Worten von Martina und Shawn Patterson voll und ganz anschließen. Die sogenannten “Kampfhunde” sind nicht gefährlicher als alle anderen Hunde.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Angelika Wohlfarth, Netzegaustr.1, 81377 München

Ilse Mümmler, Alpenrosenstr.3c, 82194 Gröbenzell

Ellen Hammermair, Hochfellnstr.36, 85560 Ebersberg

Ulrike Eiber, Balanstr.94, 81541 München

Herta Eiber, Eichleite 51, 82031 Grünwald

Antia Schweiger, Döbereinerstr.7, 81247 München

Transparenz-Petition unterschreiben!

„Der hohe Konsum von Tierprodukten wird im Nachhaltigkeitsdiskurs der Schweizer Politik mehrheitlich ignoriert, obwohl wir hier einen einfachen Hebel hätten, einen starken positiven Einfluss auf den Klimawandel, die globale Wasserknappheit, den Welthunger sowie das Tierwohl auszuüben. Wir könnten viele drängende Probleme auf einen Schlag eindämmen.

Mit unserer Petition fordern wir den Bund auf, bezüglich der Folgekosten von Tierprodukten Stellung zu nehmen. Inwiefern ist die hohe Fleischproduktion mit den Nachhaltigkeitszielen des Bundes vereinbar? Widerspricht die starke Subventionierung der Branche diesen Zielen nicht eklatant? Und inwiefern sind die Zustände in Tierfabriken und Schlachthöfen mit der in der Bundesverfassung verankerten Tierwürde zu vereinbaren?“


Save Ancient Mango Trees!


The Great Barrier Reef needs your help!


“Gegen Unrecht”-Team direkt aus Sizilien – Jetzt Unterschriftenliste verteilen!

Wir melden uns heute direkt aus Catania in Sizilien: Gestern um 5 vor 12 sind wir hier angekommen. Wir besuchen bis Samstag Projekte, die konkrete Nothilfe für die Überlebenden leisten, sprechen mit EinsatzhelferInnen und Flüchtlingen. Die Kulisse erinnert an Urlaub. Aber wenn man mit den Menschen hier in Catania spricht, wird schnell klar: Die Angst ist groß. „Heute könnten wieder Leichen eintreffen“, erzählt uns der Taxifahrer Emilio.

Es geht nicht darum, dass wir uns schuldig fühlen, sondern dass wir JETZT die Chance ergreifen, gemeinsam etwas zu ändern!

Und das haben wir schon erreicht: mehr als 33.500 Unterschriften!
Großartig, aber nicht genug. Da geht noch mehr!

Das kannst du tun:

Jetzt Unterschriftenlisten http://www.gegen-unrecht.at/download/Unterschriftenliste_mittelmeer.pdf ausdrucken, einpacken und ins lange Wochenende mitnehmen.

Beim Frühlingsfest, auf dem Fußballfeld, beim Maiaufmarsch oder im Familien- und Freundeskreis Unterschriften sammeln und an uns schicken. Du wirst staunen, wie schnell so eine Unterschriftenliste voll ist.

Werde Fan der Initiative “Gegen Unrecht” auf Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/initiativegegenunrecht

folge uns auf Twitter und informiere dich über alle aktuellen Aktionen, Fakten und Nachrichten auf www.gegen-unrecht.at

Setzen wir gemeinsam ein Zeichen der Mitmenschlichkeit und Nächstenliebe!
Gemeinsam bleiben wird dran!

Aus Catania für das „Gegen-Unrecht“-Team,
Angela, Werner, Bernd, Martin und Klaus

End the Delays to Protect West Coast Fishers


Pesticides used near schools? Time for that to change.


Von Bienen, Giften und Pestizden – nun ist es amtlich.

Der Chemieriese Bayer verzichtet darauf, weiter gerichtlich gegen den BUND vorzugehen. Jetzt können wir endgültig bienenschädliche Bayer-Pestizide straflos als “bienenschädlich” bezeichnen.
Natürlich geht es uns um mehr. Wir kämpfen weiter dafür, dass endlich alle bienenschädlichen Pestizide vom Markt genommen werden. Schön, dass wir weiter auf Sie zählen können! Haben Sie schon unseren Aufruf unterschrieben? Nein? Nicht schlimm. Jetzt schnell noch den Protestbrief abschicken:
Bayer, stoppt bienenschädliche Pestizide!


Tell Your State Senator: Stop Microbeads from Entering New York’s Waterways


Are you ready to spread the word about microbeads on May 6th?

We’ve been hustling to get this movie out into the world to support legislation to ban microbeads popping up across the U.S., Canada and Europe.


Help us #StopMarlboro.


Wir zahlen nicht für euren Müll!

Jetzt unterzeichnen: Wir wollen keine ‘Bad Bank’ für AKW!


Take Action:  Support the Raise the Wage Act


Bald nur noch 5,- € Noten? – Bargeld erhalten!

Verteidigen Sie die Unabhängigkeit der Menschen.
Reduzieren Sie den Einfluss der Banken auf das notwendige Minimum.
Verhindern Sie die schrankenlose Überwachung.
Setzen Sie sich für den Erhalt des Bargelds ein.

Menschen die so grausam zu anderen Lebewesen sind, wünsche ich ein sehr einsames und trauriges Lebensende, mit vielen Schmerzen, damit sie fühlen können wie sich die Hölle anfühlt, die sie anderen bereitet haben!

Thirsk slaughterhouse ‘attacks’ probed by FSA


Make CCTV compulsory in animal slaughterhouses


Online-Appell: Qualschlachtungen stoppen!

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

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

Europe-wide video surveillance at slaughterhouses and documentation

Europaweite Videoüberwachung an Schlachthöfen und Dokumentation

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

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

LISA BOLDIZSAR (Austrian spokeswoman) and
MARTINA PATTERSON (German spokeswoman)



To all the meat-eaters, vegetarians and vegans!

The cruel conditions in the slaughterhouses need to be changed urgently!
Please vote for the helplessly delivered slaughter animals.

An alle Fleischesser, Vegetarier und Veganer!
Die grausamen Zustände an den Schlachthöfen müssen dringend geändert werden!
Bitte gebt Eure Stimme für die hilflos ausgelieferten Schlachttiere.

Auf unserer Webseite sind weitere Links zu unserer Petition in verschiedenen europäischen Sprachen
http://www.europewide-cctv-in-all-slaughterhouses.eu ,


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


PETA Deutschland

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



Slaughtered While Still Conscious

Ein Virus namens “Menschheit”

Out of sight…out of mind…




Le modèle alimentaire français : l’élevage des cochons http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAXZ41fyzSQ&feature=youtu.be

USA: Install Video Cameras in Slaughterhouses and Factory Farms


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


Be the difference! Sei Du der Unterschied!

Please vote / Bitte abstimmen:

Consumer Attitudes on Antibiotics and Food

Antibiotic use in food animals has become a major public health issue because of the risk posed by drug residues remaining in food, and the potential for overuse to give rise to antibiotic resistant bacteria.  It is estimated that 80 percent of the antibiotics sold in the United States are used in food animal production.


Kritik an Tierversuchen der Düsseldorfer Universität


Umfrage: Sollten Tierversuche verboten werden?



Sollten Jäger weiterhin auf streunende Haustiere schießen dürfen?

Ja, das Recht sollten sie weiterhin haben.

Nein, streunende Tiere sollten nicht abgeschossen werden dürfen.


A Shocking List of Companies Who Still Test on Animals



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

This new App will tell you if your makeup and household products have been tested on animals: http://cruelty-cutter.org/

Finden Sie tierfreundliche Kosmetik!



Informations and terms – Infos und Termine

Friedrich Mülln


Wollte mal erwähnen, dass Jack Wolfskin der gleichen Firma gehört, der auch das Wal und Delfingefängnis Seaworld gehört. Dieses bekommt Wale und Delfine aus Japan, bekannt durch Delfinhöllen wie Taiji die weltweit mit Walen und Delfinen handeln.
Man sollte sich also dreimal überlegen, ob man diese Firma unterstützt.
Viele TRlerInnen rennen damit rum, vielleicht wegen der Pfote auf dem Logo…

SeaWorld responds to animal abuse criticism with character assassination, posts old video of former trainer drinking


Walk for Whales 2015

Show your support for whales this summer and take part in our annual fundraising walk.


Zum Muttertag eine Tierpatenschaft mit Herz verschenken!


Eine besondere Idee zum Muttertag


Ich habe die Hölle gesehen – Teil 2


Ich habe die Hölle gesehen – Teil 1


Kastration und Adoption statt Tötungsstation!

Stoppt das rumänische Hundemassaker!
Das Problem packt man nicht am Schwanz,
sondern man löst es an der Wurzel!


„Große Vogelschau“ in Deutschlandradio Kultur

Zahlreiche vogelkundliche Themen vom 4. bis 9. Mai


Bundesweite „Stunde der Gartenvögel“ 2015

Vom 8. bis 10. Mai: elfte Auflage der großen Mitmachaktion


Bürgerschaftswahl in Bremen –

So stehen die Parteien zu Tierversuchen

Anlässlich der am 10. Mai anstehenden Bürgerschaftswahl in Bremen hat der bundesweite Verein Ärzte gegen Tierversuche Parteien zu Tierversuchen befragt, und kritisiert deren im Ergebnis großteils tierfeindliche Einstellung.


Mahnwache gegen Air France am Frankfurter Flughafen

Die AG Frankfurt/Rhein-Main protestiert wieder gegen die Tierversuchstransporte der Air France

Termin: Sa., 2. Mai 2015, 9-14:30 Uhr
Ort: Flughafen Frankfurt, Terminal 2 (zwischen Halle 1+2)


Ausstellung “Tierversuche” im Tierheim Hamburg

Vom 18.04.-03.05. präsentiert der Hambuger Tierschutzverein von 1841 e.V. die Ausstellungstafeln “Tierversuche” der Ärzte gegen Tierversuche in seinem Tierheim Süderstraße.

Termin: Sa., 18.04.-So.,03.05., während der Öffnungszeiten des Tierheims, s. www.hamburger-tierschutzverein.de
Ort: Tierheim Süderstraße 399, 20537 Hamburg

Veranstalter: Hamburger Tierschutzverein von 1841 e.V.

Vortrag an der Uni Freiburg

Dipl.-Biol. Silke Strittmatter (geb. Bitz), wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin bei Ärzte gegen Tierversuche hält an der Uni Freiburg einen Vortrag mit Titel: Tierversuche – medizinische Notwendigkeit oder sinnlose Quälerei?

Termin: Mo., 4. Mai, 20:00 Uhr
Ort: Universität Freiburg, Erdgeschoss KG 3 HS 3044, Karl-Rahner-Platz/Humboldtstraße, Freiburg
Veranstalter: Tierrechte Uni Freiburg, Veranstaltungsposter >>


2.-3. Mai 2015: Veggie Expo in München

Samstag, 9. Mai 2015: Veggie Markt in Köln
Sonntag, 24. Mai 2015: Vegan Street Day in Stuttgart
Samstag, 30. Mai 2015: Veggie Straßenfest in Nürnberg
Samstag, 30. Mai 2015: Der vegane Markt in Ahrweiler
Sonntag, 14. Juni 2015: Veganes Sommerfest Bremen
Samstag, 11. Juli 2015 Vegan Street Day in Dortmund

Diese und weitere Termine finden Sie unter:

Help Us Rally in Seattle Against Shell’s Arctic Drilling Plans

When: Friday, May 1, 7 p.m.
Where: Arcata Theater Lounge, 1036 G Street, Arcata, CA
Cost: $10 (plus a small handling fee if purchased online)


Oakbank & Warrnambool Protests

Let’s keep up the pressure on jumps racing to bring this cruel sport to an end. Please come to our Oakbank and Warrnambool demonstrations (see details below). 

   Upcoming Demonstrations – WE NEED YOU!

Einladung zur Dachsdemo am 6. Mai

Am 6. Mai demonstrieren wir gegen die Fuchs- und Dachsjagd vor der britischen Botschaft.

In Zusammenarbeit mit dem Tierrechtsverein CANIS, demonstriert der VGT am 6. Mai vor der britischen Botschaft in Wien gegen die Dachs- und Fuchsjagd in England.

Wo: Britische Botschaft, Jauresgasse Ecke Metternichgasse, 1030 Wien

Wann: 6. Mai 2015, 9:30-12:00 Uhr


Gesendet: Montag, 23. März 2015 um 14:26 Uhr

Von: “Sven Giegold” <sven.giegold@europarl.europa.eu>
An: pattersonmatpatt@gmx.net
Betreff: Save the date: Streitfall TTIP! 9. Mai 2015 in Dortmund

Liebe Freundinnen und Freunde, sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,

die Verhandlungen zum Transatlantischen Freihandelsabkommen TTIP sind
in vollem Gange, doch die Kritik aus der Zivilgesellschaft lässt
glücklicherweise nicht nach. Auch wir Grüne in Bundestag und
Europäischem Parlament beschäftigen uns intensiv mit den Verhandlungen.

Ich will Euch und Sie deshalb schon jetzt zu einem ganztägigen NRW-TTIP-
Konvent in Kooperation mit der Evangelischen Kirche einladen. Wie schon
im letzten Jahr wollen wieder mit hochkarätigen Referentinnen und
Referenten die Diskussion zu TTIP, CETA, TiSA und co voranbringen.
Themenschwerpunkte werden sein:
Freihandel und Demokratie
TTIP und die Wirtschaft
TTIP & co. und die Kommunen.

Bitte merkt Euch und merken Sie sich den Termin vor:

Streitfall TTIP

Mit Prof. Dr. Siegfried Broß (Ex-Bundesverfassungsrichter), Pfr. Klaus
Breyer (EKvW), Sven Giegold (MdEP), Britta Haßelmann (MdB), Katharina
Dröge (MdB), u.a.

Samstag, 09. Mai, 11:00 – 16:00 Uhr.

Dortmund: Im Gemeindehaus St. Marien, Kleppingstraße 3-5.

In Kooperation mit IKG/EKvW, MÖWe und Bündnis 90/Die Grünen.

Weitere Infos folgen in Kürze!

Darüber hinaus möchte ich Euch und Sie auf den großen Aktionstag gegen
TTIP am 18. April aufmerksam machen. Initiativen in ganz Europa werden
an diesem Tag ihren Protest gegen dieses Freihandelsabkommen auf die
Straße tragen. Ich würde mich sehr freuen, wenn auch bei Euch/Ihnen vor
Ort etwas stattfände! Eine Übersicht über die stattfindenden Aktionen
sowie die Möglichkeit, selbst einen Termin anzulegen, gibt es hier:

Yes! We Care! 16.05.2015

Tierschutzvereine und Bürgerintiativen vereinigen sich  weltweit und kämpfen

Gegen Massenmord und Quälerei an Rumänischen Strassenhunden

Weitere Informationen zum Anlass, zu den Veranstaltungen, Hinweise für Teilnehmer, Journalisten und Veranstalter folgen

Liste der teilnehmenden Städte (Stand 05.03.2014)

Aachen, Winkler, Theissen Kappaust https://www.facebook.com/events/823687767667819/

Beckum, Birgit Kxx https://www.facebook.com/events/537614716378355/

Berlin, Jabusch , Stoffels https://www.facebook.com/events/863792223664312/

Bochum, Hasselbeck- Gütering https://www.facebook.com/events/378470762334923/

Brüssel, Coremans https://www.facebook.com/events/1603785606429519/

Bukarest, Details folgen

Celle, Meibes, https://www.facebook.com/events/334165343456596/

Düsseldorf, Betticher https://www.facebook.com/events/1606048759638854/

Frankfurt, Reinhardt, Bernhardt https://www.facebook.com/events/786680304739994/

Hamburg, Wesemann, Kretschmer, Gorski https://www.facebook.com/events/792964907468055/

Heinsberg, Mehr https://www.facebook.com/events/444736595678713/

Hildesheim,Nathusius / Heldmann / Schmidt, https://www.facebook.com/events/1585659165007611/

London, Renton, https://www.facebook.com/events/795575263851797/

München, Animals United, https://www.facebook.com/events/775060902590721/

Nürnberg, Kurz, Ibba, Duve https://www.facebook.com/events/1058844897475589/

Rotterdam, Schellekins https://www.facebook.com/events/372000566315555/

Sinsheim, Jäger https://www.facebook.com/events/1545490335700284/

Strassbourg/FR https://www.facebook.com/events/817259848353127/

Valencia/Spanien Alvares https://www.facebook.com/events/1667858740108072/

Wien, Huber, https://www.facebook.com/events/1117553281603572/

Wolfsburg, John, https://www.facebook.com/events/1559182964355710/

Würzburg, Cormier, https://www.facebook.com/events/359499054233674/

Abweichende Termine mit gleichem Ziel:

Basel, Chenaux https://www.facebook.com/events/448324911982013/

Würzburg, Bäumler, https://www.facebook.com/events/1385837331726874/


March Against Monsanto: May 23. Everywhere


Sign up for your free packet of Monsanto Makes Us Sick materials


STOP VIVISECTION  – Ein Verband von Vereinen in DEUTSCHLAND – KAMPAGNEN 05. – 07. JUNI 2015


Walk for Whales 2015 – Sunday 28 June 2015


Große Demo gegen Stierkämpfe in Alès, Frankreich am Samstag, dem 31. Mai 2014

Wir leiten hier den Aufruf der französischen Antistierkampforganisation Comité Radicalement Anti Corrida (CRAC) weiter. Das Ziel dieser 2. großen Demo ist es, den Bürgermeister und sonstige Entscheidungsträger von Alès dazu zu bewegen, den Ort wie Fréjus, Collioure, Fenouillet und Bourg-Madame in eine stierkampffreie Stadt umzuwandeln. Wer sich zu der Zeit gerade in der Region aufhält, sollte nicht nur teilnehmen, sondern sich auch vorher bei crac-deutschland@anticorrida.com melden. Der Tourismus aus Deutschland ist eine wichtige Einnahmequelle für die Region und deshalb wird CRAC den Bürgermeister über die Anwesenheit von ausländischen Demonstranten informieren.

Sie können allerdings auch von zuhause aus mitmachen: www.ales-corrida.de . Dort gibt es auch Links zu Musterbriefen und Facebook.

Wir sind stolz darauf, bei einem der letzten Stierkämpfe in Fréjus an der Demo teilgenommen zu haben. So sah das damals aus. Es hat sich gelohnt!

Gehen Sie hin! Zwei Veranstaltungen gegen die Stierquälerei in Pamplona und sonstige spanische Fiestas in Düsseldorf

  1. Vor dem spanischen Generalkonsulat, 40474 Düsseldorf, Hombergerst.16, am Donnerstag 03.07.14 um 12 Uhr

  2. 40212 Düsseldorf, Schadowplatz, am Samstag, 12.07.14 um 13:00 Uhr

Veranstalter sind “Die Eulen e.V.”


Animal welfare = climate = Environmental Protection = Human
Conclusion: Animal welfare is community involvement and living ethics!

Tierschutz = Klimaschutz = Umweltschutz = Menschenschutz
Fazit: Tierschutz ist soziales Engagement & gelebte Ethik!

Zitat von Dr. rer. nat. Katharina Wirnitzer (PhD), www.tierschutzaktiv.at

The meat and dairy drug: not food, not fashion and not a fad – it is a drug (Philip Wollen)


Philip Wollen über die Notwendigkeit, auf Fleisch zu verzichten. DEUTSCHE VERSION


Sir Paul McCartney Narrates ‘Glass Walls’


Das Klagen der Kühe – Schulversion


And Then Came Man – Check it Out.


The Faces of Animal Research



The failure of animal experiments –

an animated educational film

Unsinn Tierversuch – Ein animierter Aufklärungsfilm der Ärzte gegen Tierversuche


Search for brands that DON’T test on animals here:
http://peta.vg/1ks9 ‪#‎StopAnimalTests

My story …


The ‘Humane Slaughter’ Myth



Slaughter animals, their last way:


Why Are These People Crying?

Pferdetransport – Quälerei ohne Grenzen

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


The price of milk (explain this…)


This film should be seen by the entire world!


Undercover Investigation at Hy-Line Hatchery http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJ–faib7to

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


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


Pelz? 60 Sekunden, die jeder gesehen haben sollte /


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

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


The Animal Holocaust by Jo Frederiks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5XX35L4fmQ&feature=share

English and german


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to save rainforest, and more – just by clicking. The sponsors help to turn clicks into donations. It doesn’t cost you anythink and helps!


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Your click helps a woman in need get a free mammogram.



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Noch 2 weitere Tierschutzseiten! Hier ebenfalls täglich kostenlos „klicken“ und Sponsoren zahlen für Futter und Versorgung der Tiere.



Mit einem Klick verhilft man einer Frau in Not zur dringend benötigten Mammografie.


Streunerhilfe Bulgarien – shoppen und helfen!



Schaut doch mal bei www.gooding.de/organization/fellnasen-nothilfe-e-v-25013 rein –

Ihr unterstützt die Rosiori-Hunde ohne einen Cent zu zahlen. Es sind über 900 Shops dabei, z.B. Amazon, ebay, Zooplus, Zalando, Otto, myToys etc. Bitte geht bei jeden Online-Einkauf über gooding und wählt als Verein Fellnasen-Nothilfe e.V. aus.
Vielen lieben Dank im Namen der Rosiori-Hunde

Falls Sie nicht am Erhalt meiner E-Mails interessiert bzw. nicht der angegebene Empfänger sind oder falls diese E-Mail irrtümlich an Sie adressiert wurde, verständigen Sie bitte den Absender sofort und löschen Sie die E-Mail.

Bitte beachten Sie, dass ich die meisten Emails nur weiterleite und nicht die Kontaktperson bin. Es ist nicht meine Absicht jemanden mit den Emails zu belästigen, ich möchte nur den armen Tieren helfen. Bei Ausnahmen steht mein Kontakt ausdrücklich drauf.


Wenn du einen verhungerten Hund aufliest und machst ihn satt, dann wird er dich nicht beißen. Das ist der grundsätzliche Unterschied zwischen Hund und Mensch.




Serbia: Latest April Photos From Danica Of the Felix Cats.

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Danica Mirkovic Shelter Felix

All of the kitties in the shelter are safe and loved for life, but they do need help.

PayPal button:   http://catshelterfelix.com/ and http://novisadcats.blogspot.com/

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USA: Where Next ? – North Carolina Now On The Verge Of ‘Ag Gag’ Legislation – Take Action Now To Expose The Reality and Stop It Becoming A Criminal Offence !!


MFA No gag april 15


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The meat industry is waging an all-out war on your right to know where your food comes from.


The meat industry is waging an all-out war on your right to know where your food comes from. Whistleblower investigations routinely expose horrific animal abuse at factory farms and slaughterhouses. Yet rather than improve conditions, the meat industry is trying to silence whistleblowers 


Whistleblower investigations routinely expose horrific animal abuse at factory farms and slaughterhouses.

Yet rather than improve conditions, the meat industry is trying to silence whistleblowers by passing “ag-gag” laws. These dangerous laws violate our constitutional rights and threaten animal welfare, food safety, workers’ rights, and the environment.

Because of these exposés, Mercy For Animals has effected landmark changes for farmed animals—reducing the suffering, and saving the lives, of millions.

But this vital work is now under attack.

Meat industry lobbyists are working overtime to persuade legislators to pass insidious ag-gag laws that seek to criminalize undercover investigations and punish whistleblowers.


Sign the petition at this link –  http://noaggag.com/#petition

Join MFA’s exciting new #NoAgGag campaign and help us stop these shameful and un-American laws.

Visit NoAgGag.com now to join the movement.

Post your #NoAgGag photo to social media, share the campaign, watch the video, and sign the petition.

Speak up now, before it’s too late.


Nathan Runkle


PS: Considering supporting the work of our brave undercover investigators by making a special tax-deductible donation today.

Nepal: World Animal Protection Appeal To Help Animals In Disaster Area.




A team of disaster response vets from World Animal Protection is preparing to deploy to Nepal, to help animals who’ve been injured or left without shelter, after a devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit the country on Saturday.

Though we are waiting on a final number of animals affected, Kathmandu is an urban environment, with a population of approximately 1 million, so there could be tens of thousands of animals needing help, as a result of the earthquake.

Won’t you help animals affected by disasters by donating to our disaster relief fund? 

World Animal Protection is working with the authorities to join the international effort and complement the humanitarian relief, as the extent of the animal need becomes clear.  On the front lines, our disaster relief team will provide immediate veterinary care for injured animals, run a mobile vet clinic to provide support to animals and their owners and assess the wider and longer term needs.

We truly understand the human dimensions of this catastrophe and our hearts go out to the thousands of people who lost loved ones. But animals are often the forgotten victims of disaster.  Nepal is one of Asia’s poorest countries with many families living in poverty and relying on agriculture to make ends meet. Our work protecting those animals impacted by the earthquake will also help to protect the future livelihoods of the people of Nepal. And with your donation to our disaster relief fund, we can make sure animals are always remembered.

We will share updates as we receive them. Please keep Kathmandu in your prayers.
Priscilla Ma
U.S. Executive Director, World Animal Protection

Early indications are that animals will be injured, starving, open to the elements, and at high risk of disease. Please make a gift to our disaster relief fund today

You can now save animals by texting your donation. Making a mobile donation is an easy two-step process! Text MOVE to 80077 to donate $10 to World Animal Protection’s disaster relief fund. When prompted, reply to complete your donation.

$10.00 donation to World Animal Protection. Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized by account holder. Must be 18 years of age or have parental permission to participate. Message and Data Rates May Apply.Text STOP to 80077 to STOP. Text HELP to 80077 for HELP. Full Terms: mGive.org/T. Privacy Policy.

Spain: Please Take Action For Spanish Dogs. Petition.


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Demand Spain strictly enforce penalties for animal cruelty



About this Petition

In this day and age, ALL animals should be kept safe, have rights and laws enforced to protect them and strictly penalize those that go against these laws.

In Spain, docile hunting dogs such as the Galgos and Podencos are chained in the dark, fed leftover moldy food once a week, lay in there own feces with no human interaction because the abusers feel this will make them hunt better.

They are also chained to the back of moving trucks to keep them running. If they don’t run, they will be dragged and die.

They are hung from trees to get strangled and drowned in wells if they are not desired. Others have there legs broken or eyes gauged out, and left to die of starvation and/or injury in the woods or chained until death. Please help stop this from happening and save these innocent souls.

Protect Spanish Hunting Dogs from Abuse and Death!

Every spring, Spanish hunters kill thousands of healthy dogs — and the owners are not brought to justice because hunting dogs are under Spanish laws classified as “working labor” and not as pets.


Please sign the petition before dogs are killed this spring to demand the government protect these animals.

Spanish hunting dogs include galgos (greyhounds), podencos, setters, pointers, and more. They are extremely gentle dogs who are good with people and eager to please. Owners kill their hunting dogs when they “embarrass” their owners by losing races. They are deemed no longer useful and their owners no longer want to feed them.

One common way of killing these dogs is to hang the dogs by the neck just high enough so that they have to support themselves using their back legs.

Eventually, the dogs get too tired to stand any longer, so they collapse and hang themselves, slowly dying in agony and terror. It’s called “The Typewriter” because of the noise the dogs’ nails make as they skitter frantically on the ground, trying to get free.

Other times, hunters abandon the dogs to starve to death or shoot them.

Cruelty towards pets is illegal, but these hunters are rarely punished for this horrifying abuse because hunting dogs are not legally protected as pets. In fact, some don’t even know that it is outlawed, since people have been murdering their dogs in this way for generations.

It’s outrageous that people aren’t punished for these cruel killings. The laws need to protect these dogs and police need to arrest the hunters who mishandle and murder these animals.

Please sign the petition to demand that the authorities crack down on the practice, before more hunters slaughter these helpless animals this spring.


UK: Will wild lynx return to Britain?



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Will wild lynx return to Britain?

27 April 2015

Wild lynx have been extinct in Britain for more than 1,300 years.

The Lynx UK Trust is now looking at bringing the big cats back to three parts of the UK for an initial five-year trial.

But the ultimate aim is to have hundreds of lynx in the countryside.

Overcoming farmers’ concerns is just one of the hurdles for the trust. There is also the worry for some about whether lynx are a danger to humans.

Graham Satchell reports.




England: 20 Years Of Hillside Animal Sanctuary – Enjoy The New Video.


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SAV Comment:  We are very happy to have been supporters and financial donors to this excellent shelter over many years.  Congrats to Wendy and the crew on  20 years of saving animals lives, as well as undertaking some excellent and very productive undercover investigations.  Enjoy the video (Link below) showing some of their work.

This year we have reached the twentieth anniversary of Hillside Animal Sanctuary helping and campaigning for animals in need.  This has only been made possible by caring supporters like you, who have helped us to save so many animals.  To celebrate this, we have put together a short film showing some of the highs, and lows, of the last twenty years.

Video Link – We hope you enjoy watching HERE.

Some other Hillside videos:







Further SAV links associated with Hillside:







We welcome visitors to Hillside Shire Horse Sanctuary, West Runton, near Cromer…

 We are now open most days until the end of October.
Please see THIS  LINK for more Open Day information at both Hillside Shire Horse Sanctuary, West Runton and Hillside Animal Sanctuary at Frettenham, near Norwich.

We look forward to seeing you

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
(If donating by Bank Transfer, please state your postcode or Supporter Number, if known)

Or by post to…
Hillside Animal Sanctuary
Hill Top Farm
Hall Lane

NR12 7LT

England UK.

Please forward Hillside’s News to a Friend

To get all the latest Hillside news and rescues…

‘like us’ on facebook | follow us on twitter 


Thank you for supporting Hillside Animal Sanctuary.

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England: Pre Election Demo At Mr. Cameron’s. 2nd May 2015.



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VOTE WITH CARE – UK General Election 7th May 2015.

Tell Prime Minister David Cameron MP that he and his wildlife animal killing cronies are NOT welcome to be in charge of this country (UK).

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Attend the demo for British wildlife  – Demo Saturday, 2nd May in Cameron’s constituency, Witney, Oxfordshire

More info at:


 cameron demo leaflet 2

 badgers animal aid.org.uk

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badgers this is somerset.co.uk

Brian May Badgers



 Below – Brian in rock action; Wembley, London, England





Viet Nam: Brilliant News (for once) – Bile farmers ordered to hand over bears – local authorities have agreed to COMPLETELY END bear bile farming in the entire province of Quang Ninh.

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Bile farmers ordered to hand over bears

Dear Mark,

Great news!

We have the go-ahead to rescue the bears on bile farms at Vietnam’s Halong Bay – thanks to thousands of supporters like you all across the world.

And not only that – the local authorities have agreed to COMPLETELY END bear bile farming in the entire province of Quang Ninh by transferring all of the remaining 38 bears to our Tam Dao sanctuary.

The first two bears will be rescued on May 5 from a remote island north of Halong Bay in what will be Animals Asia’s first sea rescue.

The transfer of all 38 bears in the province is expected to be complete in June.

You can read the full story here and we’ll keep you updated as soon as we know more. As always, thank you so much for your support.

Yours sincerely,
Dr Tuan Bendixsen
Vietnam Director


“This is incredible news – an enormous success for Vietnam’s bears and all those around the world who have campaigned for their dignified release from the clutches of the bear bile industry.

You did this.

“The rescue of these 38 bears would not have happened without the signatures from the 116,000 people around the world who voiced their opposition. This is a victory for us all.

Please donate

“It also means a lifetime commitment to these bears. Please can you help us secure their future?”

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Animals Asia founder and CEO, Jill Robinson MBE




If You Want To Serve The Age, Betray It.

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If You Want to Serve the Age, Betray it.

There’s a truly great Irish poet. His name is Brendan Kennelly, and he has this epic poem called the Book of Judas, and there’s a line in that poem that says: “If you want to serve the age, betray it.”

What does that mean, to betray the age?

Well, betraying the age means exposing its conceits, it’s foibles; it’s phony moral certitudes.

It means telling the secrets of the age and facing harsher truths.

Every age has its massive moral blind spots. We might not see them, but our children will.

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Onderwater Dover 2nd May 2013

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Iran: Is This Not The Most Disgusting Abuse From A Disgusting Municipality – Stray Animals Being Killed By Injections Of ACID !! – Petition; Phone Numbers; Sample Letter all included. Please contact the scum named Fetrat Right Now !



UPDATE 2200hrs GMT – You may well find that the video given in the links below has now been removed.

This is a Youtube action and we have no control over this – it was a disturbing section of footage but supported the petition and letter very well.  These can still be actioned regardless  – Thank You.

We urge everyone watch the video once – and then take every single action that you can against this.





SHIRAZ, IRAN–Municipal contractors have been hired to exterminate “street” dogs with the help of a toxic injection which costs around $4 per shot.

Animal Rights Activist Albert Ebrahimzadeh reports that the drug that is used brings on a very painful death as the animal suffers right till the end. The blood curdling screams of the dog are heartbreaking as the acid burns its way through his body.



Please send your own complain directly to the Shiraz Municipality, to attention of Mr. Pak Fetrat, Mayor of Shiraz through the below Emails, links and phone numbers:

Public and International Relations Management, Shiraz Municipality:

Tel: +98-71-32340097

Fax: +98-71-32340096

Email –   pub@eshiraz.ir    


SMS: 30001377

Website: www.eshiraz.ir/p




Petition link


Petition wording

Stop the inhuman killing of stray dogs in Shiraz (Iran)

target: Mr. Pak Fetrat, Shiraz Mayor (Shiraz Municipality




The Shiraz Municipality has undertaken a massive killing of stray dogs by hiring APATHETIC Contract Killers in order to control the population of the Stray dogs in any way possible!

But what makes it horrifying, is the very inhuman agonizing method of killing through which the dogs are forcefully injected with Acid, so it brings them a very painful lynching death and the animal endures much suffering before its death; but the contractors don’t pay any attention to the animal’s agony since they just care about the money and the cheapest way to get rid of those Poor animals and earn more money.


Forward it to as many people as possible (we need the numbers).

Share it on Facebook or Twitter. We need LOTS of support to put pressure on the ones responsible for this crime against animals!

Please send your own complain directly to the Shiraz Municipality, to attention of Mr. Pak Fetrat, Mayor of Shiraz through the below Emails, links and phone numbers:

Public and International Relations Management, Shiraz Municipality:

Tel: +98-71-32340097

Fax: +98-71-32340096

Email:  pub@eshiraz.ir   



Sample Letter – please send in your own name and share widely :

Send to –

Emails :   pub@eshiraz.ir



Public and International Relations Management, Shiraz Municipality

to attention of Mr. Alireza Pakfetrat, Mayor of Shiraz

To the members of the shiraz City Council – Gholam Mehdi Haghdel, Mahmoudreza Taleban,    Zahra Yaghetin, Fetmeh Hooshman, Eksan Asnafi, Bijan Zarei, Ebrahim Sho’ara, Ahmadreza Naghib Zadeh, Mozaffar Mokhtari, Shobeir Zare’e Khafri, MohammadKazeen Dastgheyb, Zein Al Abedin Arab, Mohammad Haghnegar

Emails –  pub@eshiraz.ir

Dear Mr. Pakfetrat,

Dear Community and City Administration,

Your order to exterminate stray dogs by acid injections is a barbaric offence against these dogs, against people, against your citizens, against your culture and against the Quran here a few examples

Abdullah Ibn Yzid reports, that the Prophet Muhammed, has forbidden any enforced acquisation of goods and any abuse of animals (bu). [sun:4427]

Abu Huraira reports, that the Prophet Muhammed said : “during a longer journey a man was overwhelmed by thurst when he spotted a well full of water. He climbed down and drank some water. When he climbed up and came out of the well he found a dog so thursty he was licking up sand trying to find some liquid in it. The man told himself :  »due to his thurst this dog is in the same condition as I was before I drank water« He climbed down the well again filled his leather stockings with water, held it with his teeth, climbed the well up again. Allah thanked him for his deed and and forgave him ll his sins !« The People said »o Messenger Allahs, are we also being rewarded for (deeds towards)animals?« The Prophet answered: »for all your actions against all living creatures you are being rewarded!«” (bu, mu). [sun:4423]

Anas reported, that the prophet Muhammed said: “No muslim will plant a tree or saw the seed of a plant, on which birds, people and animals likewise can feed, without getting the reward of sadaqa from Allah …” (bu). [sun:2562]

The representatives of the civilized world community demand you live up to your own culture and IMMEDIATELY STOP THIS UNNECCESARY BARBARIC TORTUROUS ACID INJECITON EXTERMINATION OF THE STRAY DOGS IN THE SHIRAZ COMMUNITY.

Instead apply the WHO neuter and release strategy and accept that Allah loves all his creatures, especially thos who respect the lives of the other be it humans or animals.

In anticipation of your respectful compliance with Muhammed’s real legacy and the original scriptures of the Quran.

At present; I regard your actions with these sentient animals are insult to decent people and animals of this planet; as well as that of your own religion.  You sirs are complete hypocrites to your own religion.

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24/4/15 – Comment – FED UP WITH THE EU AND THEIR LIES.

A comment left on the site today – Thank You.

We think these words represent how very many people (campaigners) feel about the EU at this time.


April 24, 2015 at 12:32 am said:

“Animal Welfare advocates across the globe condemn the EU for its negligent lack of follow through pertaining to the egregious acts of animal violence taking place in EU member nations.

The EU’s tacit refusal to uphold it’s own laws and provide oversight and accountability for those EU nations who continually and habitually perpetuate unnecessary acts of violence against animals renders it little more than a shadow organization at best….A JOKE.

Serbia has no business even petitioning for EU membership, but then again, neither did Romania or Spain. The EU has no interest in animal welfare, and little to no interest in human—read HUMANE—progress.

I encourage Mark and other animal welfare advocates in Serbia and regions around the world dealing with the double-speak and corruption of the EU NOT GIVE UP.

We will sign petitions. Make phone calls. Create a human chain of reaction to this ongoing EU madness that they cannot ignore. Please forward all actions necessary.

I speak for tens of thousands—likely MILLIONS of people around the world who are FED UP WITH THE EU AND THEIR LIES”.

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England: Sad But True – The EU ‘Legislates’ For ‘Protection’ Of Animals That Make Money For Them; For Others Such As Strays, They Dont Really Care About Any Legislation !



There is an animal welfare meeting entitled Animal Populations – World Resources and Animal Welfare taking place in Croatia during July 2015. http://www.ufaw.org.uk/zagreb2015.php

SAV have contributed to this by supplying information to the (UK) RSPCA for further consideration.  In our opinion; the EU should be enforcing much tighter and better legislation for the control of stray animals throughout Europe rather than simply saying it is the problem of each member state to make up its own rules on how it deals with the issue.

There should be EU wide formal legislation on the control and management of stray animals – something which EU animal welfare organisations have been calling for, campaigning for, and asking for over many years.  To date they have been ignored by the EU.

As we have pointed out, with Serbia seeking EU accession, combined with its treatment of stray animals; combined with lukewarm interest from the EU Enlargement Commission, there is the possibility that the EU, once it allows Serbia into the EU as a member state, will see another Romanian situation for strays – a “Romania 2”.  EU animal welfare organisations will go crazy at this attitude of carefree neglect by the EU, which may result in the deaths of thousands of Serbian animals as we have been witnessing for many years; despite otherwise official ‘rules of law’ which the Serbian government completely ignore.

In the EU there is a simple rule – farm animals make money for member states; stray animals don’t.  That is the pitiful way in which the EU looks at stray animals – legislate for those on the farm; forget the rest !

Here is the link which should provide you with the information supplied by SAV.


Alternatively, A full transcript of the very hastily produced document can be read in full as follows.  We were instructed to complete the task within days – so we did !

We have always pledged that we are a voluntary organisation doing free work that defends the rights and welfare of stray animals.  This does not and will never change as long as we exist.

In many international institutions there are many people who are paid thousands of their national currency to take action for animals.  But do we ever see any real benefit or results ? – do we see any legislation coming out of the EU regarding the control, management and future reductions of stray animals throughout the EU ? – NO; the EU does not want to get involved; it simply wants to pass the buck back to each individual member state to act as they wish for stray animals; whilst ensuring the cash cows, pigs and chickens that bring in the money and are transported all over the EU are given full ‘protective’ legislation (we still very much question this and the adherence to the ‘rules’ !!)  which is created and updated regularly by the EU.  As we say; farm animals make money for member states; stray animals don’t.


Very sad but very true; and an even sadder reflection on how the EU actually looks at live, sentient beings, be they a stray, un-sterilised or un fed dog in Romania; or a factory chicken, growing so quickly through by the use of growth promoters and cruelly held behind ‘now bigger and better’ bars on a Dutch intensive farm.

We have been the animals voice – we will continue to be the animals voice; and we will continue to fight for better NO KILL welfare for all stray animals throughout the EU; with or without the help of the high paids.  We will not ‘button our lip and bend to say the things that some politicians wish us to say – we will expose the reality !’

All the time the EU dismisses EU wide regulations on stray animal legislation; the EU has NO right to describe itself as an organisation which cares for animals.  Some animals yes; maybe cared for a bit more, but then EU politicians are not following livestock transporters across the EU; they simply quote the rules and usually ignore the real cruelty presented to them.

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As for strays; it is not an EU issue; sweep it under the ‘member state control’ carpet and then we in the EU mighty towers can go home and sleep safe each night; unlike the strays they leave at the mercy of individual EU member states.

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We will never give up until the EU does the right thing and introduces stray animal legislation.  Until it does, we will continue to have ‘Romania 2’, ‘Romania 3’ etc as more and more nations with the Serbian views on so called animal ‘welfare’ are welcomed into the EU club by those at the Enlargement Commission.



A Dire Situation for Serbian animals

– as it has been for many years.

Overview – APRIL 2015

And now are we to witness one of the biggest crimes of the decade ?


As of the end of March 2015 – the Serbian government now appear to be happily making up new regulations under the blinkered eyes of the EU Enlargement Commission and others which will allow them to kill yet more stray animals !!

A draft version of Ministry of Agriculture working group’s proposals for the amendments to the existing Animal Welfare Act in Serbia has leaked to welfare groups who have concerns – It introduced the concept of “quarantine for a lost and abandoned animals,” which lasts ONLY 15 days, after which the animals can be “killed humanely”, if there is such a thing as humane killing.

We at SAV believe that the newly proposed amendments to the existing Serbian Law – which were never fully implemented by the Serbian government and regional authorities in the first place, and which has not been adhered to for the last 10 years; are both counter-productive and unacceptable; and that in no way it will solve the problem of abandoned animals whilst killing thousands of healthy animals so ‘humanely’.

Any process, such as the way positively forward should include representatives of civil society from the beginning, as enforced by the “Guidelines for the involvement of civil society in the process of adopting regulations” allegedly adopted by the Government of the Republic of Serbia on 26 August 2014.  Why are they not enforcing the rule of Serbian law ?

If these proposed government only policy amendments do get accepted; it would allow dog catchers to kill all dogs that have no individual owner within 15 days of catching them.  This will include all dogs and cats in PRIVATE shelters, even those who have been offered homes.  This legislation being proposed is a complete and utter farce.

We, along with many others within the animal welfare movement, believe the Government of Serbia is using these proposed amendments to literally try and quickly ‘clean-up’ the streets of Serbia to make them look more favorable as candidates for EU membership.

To suit their own benefit, they (the government) keep conveniently forgetting that they have other globally proven methods of actually successful stray animal population management that is NOT detrimental to animals.  The government will not take any advice from those that know better than them – animal welfare organisations – we wonder why ? – is money the root of all evil in this case ?.

What could be the reasons for more and quicker killing times you might ask yourselves – well the obvious reason for this newly proposed ‘kill policy’ being presented by the government is because dogcatchers, local government officials, veterinarians and many politicians, all currently take money from the public purse by being involved with an animal killing strategy.

They do not want to enter into anything that will gradually and effectively reduce stray animal numbers over time.  This proposed (and big money making) amendment is yet a further, long term future guarantee of additional income for them that will continue to take money; putting it higher up the pyramid than ensuring effective animal welfare and a strategy plan that effectively deals with strays.

Existing EU citizens do not want this kind of mafia government in the EU.  The EU Enlargement Commission should be representing the people of the EU, ie. those who are financially supporting Serbia via their taxes being paid (nationally) into the EU club.  But the EU Enlargement Commission; through its lack of information to welfare groups; combined with its failing to address the animal welfare requirements of existing and concerned EU citizens; makes it seem as if the whole system is very biased in one direction – to get Serbia into the EU come what may ! .

Letters and supportive information to the EU Enlargement Commission

 – and the complete lack of response to date.

Link – http://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2015/04/09/9415-the-eu-enlargement-commission-appears-to-be-failing-serbian-animals-we-have-still-had-no-response-to-our-letter-of-february-according-to-the-commission-today-so-now-we-respond-by-askin/

Keith was provided subsequently with a written response to his letter which can be viewed via the following link:  https://serbiananimalsvoice.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/stray-dogs-in-serbia-and-bosnia-and-herzegovina_response-from-commission_20-03-2015.pdf

– Many video links are included in this letter from SAV on the 22nd; a few of which are copied here below; regarding issues on which the Serbian government and police have taken NO action; despite the clear evidence and information provided.  The Serbian government and police are NOT enforcing the (Serbian) rule of law.





Questions which should be addressed by the Serbian government and the EU Enlargement Commission

  • So the following question has to be asked of the Serbian government / authorities:

Why are the above animal abuses (the 4 youtube video links given above) still not being addressed by the Serbian government and police ? – all the links to people and their names are provided – why are things not happening ?

As of 2/10/2005; some TEN (10) years earlier, the Constitutional Court of Serbia says the killing of stray dogs and cats in Serbia is forbidden from 02/10/2005.

Unfortunately, the Serbian government appears to be doing nothing to address the resolutions expressed by the Constitutional Court in 2005; or making any attempt to investigate and take action on those who promote animal suffering as per the above videos, for example.  We repeat, the Serbian government is NOT enforcing the Serbian rule of law.  It appears happy to take very large sums of money from the EU, whilst at the same time NOT enforcing the ‘rules of law’ which are very much promoted and said to be ‘a fundamental requirement of the EU Enlargement Commission for Serbia and any other nation seeking EU Accession !! – a take with one hand and give the two fingers with the other one could argue.

Constitutional Court link – http://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2010/01/25/serbia-constitutional-court-of-serbia-says-that-the-killing-of-stray-dogs-and-cats-in-serbia-is-forbidden-from-02102005/

Questions in the SAV letter of 22nd February asked of the EU Enlargement Commission / Commissioner Hanh, as to why:

  • the EU is investing millions of Euros into pre – accession funding for Serbia – for example €208.3 million (Euros) for the year 2013 alone; and yet very little, if anything, appears to be being done for animal welfare within Serbia using some of this money and despite a Serbian (Constitutional) Court ruling in favour of animals made some 10 (ten) years ago which is still being ignored.

Source: http://ec.europa.eu/enlargement/instruments/funding-by-country/serbia/index_en.htm

  • Does the existing EU citizen not have any say in how all ‘their’ money (taxes)  are being spent by EU Enlargement Commission / Commissioner Hahn with regard to alleged ‘improvements’ in Serbia ?

  • What exactly are the ‘improvements’ that we are supposed to be witnessing in Serbia for the stray animals of Serbia as a result of all this EU funding pumping into the Serbian government ?



This details where, and on what, the EU money provided to (pre-accession) Serbia should be spent is detailed in:


It includes the statements:

8.2. Objectives, results, actions and indicators

The objective of EU assistance is to support gradual alignment of the Serbian agricultural policy with the (EU) Common Agricultural Policy (CAP),.

The expected results are the following:

Veterinary and phytosanitary services and controls are implemented in line with the EU requirements; and,

Animal health is improved

So we ask the simple question once again – why is the issue of stray (Serbian) animal welfare being ignored by both the EU Enlargement Commission and also the Serbian government when animal health is supposed to be ‘improved’ according to the EU itself ? – is a proposal to quicken animal killing times as being presented by the Serbian government producing a situation where animal health is being improved ? – we think not ! – maybe someone can inform us where we have misinterpreted what is meant in this statement within the EU documentation as to ‘improvements in animal health’ ?

Do the Serbian government insist that ‘improved’ (animal health) actually means an increased ‘kill rate’ as per the new proposals currently being put forward by them ?

Is the EU Enlargement Commission going to come out of what appears to be animal welfare hibernation and actually raise concerns with the Serbian government about what the EU says in its own document and what is actually being currently proposed for so-called ‘improvements to animal health’ by killing them all quicker and in less time ?

In reality – the Serbian Constitutional Court (back in 2005) established a national (Serbian) ‘rule of law’ protecting stray animals; and now the EU is currently pumping endless millions of Euros into Serbia to ensure the much needed EU pre-accession requirement of new member states seeking membership is doing nothing but supposedly ensuring the application of ‘the rule of law’, when it is blatantly clear to all (except the EU Commission possibly) that Serbia is completely ignoring the requirements of the ‘rules of law’ in its EU accession when related to animal welfare improvements.

  • For SAV, this is further supported by the fact that:

No response has ever been provided to SAV by the EU Enlargement Commission regarding the SAV letter of 22nd February which is referenced earlier.  By 9th April 2015, Brussels was contacted by telephone by MJ (SAV) to ask if response to the SAV letter of 22nd February is ever going to be supplied by the Enlargement Commission.  He is verbally informed that it is being prepared and will be sent shortly.  See our very other recent post to get the full story and that actually, a letter was never intended to be sent out to SAV in response to their questions and video footage supplied.

By 21st April, there is still no response in any format supplied directly to SAV.  There never will be; we are to take the response given to Keith Taylor MEP as ‘our’ response also.  Hence prior to knowing this, as of 21st April; another phone call was made to EU Enlargement Commission (Emma Udwin – emma.udwin@ec.europa.eu+32 (0) 2 29 59577 ) to ask what is happening; if anything.  She verbally informs SAV that ‘Serbia’ is responsibility of Kyriacos Charalambous – a member of the EU Enlargement cabinet; who to date has never taken any of the many attempted phone calls made to him re Serbian animal welfare. kyriacos.charalambous@ec.europa.eu+32 (0) 2 29 97712

Whilst on the phone to SAV on 21/4; Emma Udwin sends e mail to Kyriacos Charalambous to ask him to telephone SAV and inform ‘what is going on’.  Confirmed by SAV as the mail was dictated on the telephone; although any  such e mail not seen or copied to SAV as a consequence.  By end of 21/4; SAV had still not been contacted.  Hence our phone call to him on 22/4.

From the experiences of SAV with the EU Enlargement Commission to date, it would appear that those at the EU Enlargement Commission regard themselves much higher above the ‘normal’ EU citizen who is providing all the EU pre-accession funding to Serbia.  This was very apparent with the way in which SAV were dealt with during their phone call of 21st April.  Despite supposedly working for us, the existing EU citizen; the Commission does not seem able to provide responses to letters asking them to justify their actions or inactions.  They certainly never provide updates to anyone (the normal EU man – NGO’s); of what is going on.  It appears to be a very closed ‘cash cow’ loop with one and one only eventual aim – to get Serbia into the EU regardless of evidence to the contrary over the rule of law enforcement being provided by NGO’s; and also regardless of the cost to the EU citizen who is CURRENTLY funding the entire process and thus really should have a right to an answer !!.

EU citizens deserve answers from ‘their’ EU Commissions, and they deserve them now despite the catastrophic failures of the EU Enlargement Commission regarding Serbian animal welfare issues for Serbian strays.  As of the 22/4; we are also informed that we should be sharing responses to letters from the EU with our supportive MEP !!

If there is one thing that the EU should have learned about from the fairly recent past; then it is regarding Romania and what their ignorance of stray animal welfare by the EU has done there to drag itself and its animal welfare reputation into the gutter.  Many EU citizens now consider the un-elected EU Commissions with utter contempt because they only do what they want – they say one thing on the ‘europa’ web site, whilst turning blind eyes to such ‘essential’ EU membership requirements as applying ‘the rule of law’; which it is claimed is a fundamental EU requirement.  If it is being done, why has Serbia NOT acted to enforce the pro-animal legislation of its own Constitutional Court for the LAST 10 YEARS ? – somebody, somewhere, answer us and explain what we misunderstand, please – even if we have to share the letter with others who ask !!

WHY IS THE EU ENLARGEMENT COMMISSION NOT MAKING A REAL ISSUE OF SERBIAN ANIMAL WELFARE LAWS (especially for stray animals) AND ENSURING THE SERBIAN GOVERNMENT ACTUALLY ENFORCES THE ‘RULE OF LAW WITHIN SERBIA’ as supposedly required so much by the EU as a fundamental requirement by future member states ?

  • And why does the EU Enlargement Commission simply ignore its own EU citizens who ask them to justify their actions / inactions, yet whilst expecting them to pump endless amounts of EU cash into Serbia ?

As we have made clear in our post:


Does the Serbian government and EU Enlargement Commission actually know the law ? – with their failures relating to the Constitutional Court and the ruling of 2005 for stray animals; it would appear not.



Serbia will most probably be allowed to join the EU despite the EU Enlargement Commission not taking the hard stance it should be taking with the Serbian government regarding stray animal welfare controls and management.

One therefore has to ask – Does the EU dog wag the Serbian tail; or the Serbian tail wag the EU dog ? one has to ask.

Guaranteed and one very much to remember and quote to the EU for the future – Serbia will become ‘Romania 2’ when it is allowed to join the EU without taking positive action for animals; which should include a stray animal ‘no kill’ management policy.  Romania 2 is probably the only thing that can be guaranteed regarding current EU Enlargement / Serbian government actions and policy for animal ‘welfare’.   Thus, the Serbian tail probably does wag the EU dog.

Where is the ‘welfare’ in Serbian animal ‘welfare’ ? – and where is the EU Enlargement Commission that the good EU citizen is supposed to have faith in to ensure / guarantee that all the EU standards and requirements such as the application of the rule of law are being met ! ? !

Other links and petitions re Serbian animal issues

  • Petition –  Serbia is currently undertaking the process of applying for EU membership (called ‘accession’). Existing animal welfare legislation in Serbia is good, but in the vast majority of cases it is not regularly / ever being enforced by:

    • Serbian government, regional authorities or the national police.

    By the EU Commission’s own admission; ‘there is legislation in place (Serbian Animal Welfare Laws), but this is not fully implemented’.

    By not implementing its own existing national laws; which include those relating to animal welfare; Serbia is NOT upholding a fundamental principle required by any nation to gain EU accession; which include:

    ensuring the implementation of all the nation’s own “Rules of Law” national legislations
    • “paying full regard to the welfare requirements of animals” in accordance with the key principles required for all EU member states as defined in Article 13 of the EU Lisbon Treaty (TFEU).

    Serbia is currently failing in this and its own national animal welfare legislations. As a consequence, it should NOT currently be considered for EU accession until it fully implements and proves to the EU Commissions, EU animal welfare NGO’s and the EU Animal Welfare Intergroup / Eurogroup, that it IS actually fully implementing ALL existing Serbian animal welfare legislations.   It is not time for the government to change the rules to their advantage when they cannot even enforce the rules which were set some 10 years ago in Serbia !!

    EU Commissioner J. Hahn is allegedly responsible for EU Enlargement Negotiations which at this current time include Serbian accession. Within his responsibilities, he must ensure that a PRE- EU membership Serbia enforces the rules of law.  Currently it does not.:


  • Petition –  After examining the working version of the Amendment of the Animal Welfare Act of the Republic of Serbia, it introduced the concept of “quarantine for a lost and abandoned animals,” which lasts 15 days, after which the animals can be “killed humanely.”  We want a solution to the problem of abandoned animals in a humane and sustainable manner.


  • Petition – 4/3/15 – Where have all the Svilajnac City dogs gone ?


  • Petition – I invite all who are against euthanasia and animal cruelty to be involved in this action and support this petition in order to prevent violence against animals because of animal cruelty is often an indicator of violence towards people, psychologists think. Anyone who abuses animals, abusers and people so it is important to exclude any form of violence in society to the violence that often ends in death minimize the society. Applying your comment and we want to be the President of the Republic of Serbia to the attention of all of us as citizens of the Republic of Serbia, because we all have the right to protect and defend our order and animal rights and what guarantees us the Constitution of the Republic of Serbia.



·         Keith Taylor MEP (for SE England) who has now helped us as always by writing to the current EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn, the top man who is responsible for the enlargement of the EU by application (accession) nations, such as Serbia.

In his letter, Keith has helped us by generally dealing with the issue of the terrible treatment of strays in both Serbia and Bosnia – Herzegovina.

As we have pointed out several times on our posts in the past, Keith has again backed us and stated that as EU Accession countries, both Serbia and B-H are NOT currently upholding the EU principle of the rule of law, as well as the need that accession countries are required to fully implement EU laws into their national laws as a requirement of membership.



Note – the following videos may be removed at source, but hard copies have already been taken and are now being held as evidence where required.  We call on the Serbian government and police to actually take some positive action concerning these.















And so, as far as we are concerned as an EU animal welfare NGO, Serbia is NOT enforcing its own rules of law

We see the EU Enlargement Commission making it clear that it has responsibilities for ensuring that new member states DO uphold the rule of law; whilst we, a simple EU animal welfare NGO, continue yet again to provide the clear evidence to everyone at the EU Enlargement regarding animal abuse and cruelty within Serbia; for which very little seems to be happening as a result !

Mark Johnson

Founder SAV – Kent England (UK / EU)

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England: 22/4/15 – Update On The Serbian Animal Situation With The EU Enlargement Commission.



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22/4/15 – Serbian situation update.

The situation regarding the ‘new kill’ proposals being put forward by the Serbian government, which they have been hoping to introduce during May; is obviously changing and updating on an almost daily basis.

Today (22/4), Mark made a telephone conversation to the EU Enlargement Commission (one of many over the past few months) in Brussels to ask when, if ever, he will be getting a written response to his letter of 22nd February 2015.  Read the original letter via this ref:


Mark was in conversation with the Commission Member of Cabinet, Mr. Kyriacos Charalambous, who is partly responsible for Serbian EU membership.

The conversation continued for quite some time, and the eventual outcome was that it transpired the EU Commission will not actually be writing back to Mark himself.  Instead, they wrongly assumed that the letter from Keith Taylor MEP (two days earlier than Mark’s) on 19th of February  –  https://serbiananimalsvoice.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/letter-to-commissioner-hahn-serbia-and-bosnia-stray-animal-welfare-19-feb-2015-1.pdf  ;

and the letter from Mark himself on 22nd of February  https://serbiananimalsvoice.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/commissioner-hahn-sav-post-version.doc

were, in their opinion, basically the same thing; and as such needed just one response from them.

This response from Commissioner Hahn was thus sent directly to Keith Taylor MEP, and titled ‘Honorable Member’; addressed only to Keith himself and nobody else, the content of which you can see directly below.


We would always argue that in no way were the letters of Keith and Mark identical, and we still feel that each letter should have been acted on and responded to as individual issues by the EU Commission.  Commissioner Hahn and the Enlargement Commission for example; did not even touch on the many animal fighting video links which were provided in Mark’s letter and Mark’s letter only.  Video evidence that the Serbian government and police should have acted on years or months ago – and here we are now with the EU Commission further supporting the Serbian government with their utter ignorance and disrespect of what the videos actually show.  The Commission should run the issues, not give in and do what the Serbian government does and does not want to do.

Just for the record, as this link is being sent back to the EU Head of Cabinet; we repeat a few of the video links which were supplied ONLY in Mark’s original letter; not that of Keith Taylors.





People involved in this animal abuse can be clearly seen in the videos; along with the name of the person who posted them onto Youtube in the first place – Jovica Vidovic.

So why has no action been taken by the Serbian government and police to enforce ‘the rule of law’ we ask ? – something the EU Commission seems unable to pick up on; and also, why are the EU Enlargement Commission waffling on with excuses to us that they have fully responded about things in the reply to Keith Taylor, when the actual reality is that the issues of the videos raised by Mark specifically do not even get a hearing at the EU Commission !!

So we are now left in the situation where the EU Enlargement Commission have failed to respond directly back to Mark regarding his letter to them of 22nd of February 2015. In the telephone conversation on 22/4, Mark did point out to the Member of Cabinet that a fundamental requirement of any EU accession state is ensuring that any new state seeking EU membership should be fully enforcing ‘the rule of law’ within its own country – and this should be proven to the EU.  So we ask again, where is the action being taken by either serbia or the EU Commission regarding the videos above ?

Mark also pointed out to the Commission that despite rulings from the Serbian Constitutional Court in 2005 saying that stray animals must not be killed; but instead controlled by other means,  http://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2010/01/25/serbia-constitutional-court-of-serbia-says-that-the-killing-of-stray-dogs-and-cats-in-serbia-is-forbidden-from-02102005/  the Serbian government has ignored the rulings of its own national Constitutional Court and continued to round up and kill stray animals for at least the last 10 years.

In the opinion of SAV and many others, it was made clear by Mark today (22/4) to the EU Commission that the Serbian government has  been ignoring the requirements of the Serbian Constitutional Court for the past 10 years is not enforcing the rule of law within Serbia.

Mark was ‘verbally assured’ by the EU member of Cabinet, that the EU is working hard to ensure that the ‘rules of law’ are enforced throughout Serbia before it is given EU membership. Mark pointed out that in his opinion and that of many others involved with animal welfare in Serbia, that these new proposals for ‘quicker killings’  of stray animals which are currently being presented by the Serbian government are simply a way of (as it has been said) “cleaning up the streets in order to Fast Track Serbia’s EU membership”.  This was denied by the EU Commission when suggested to them.

Fed up with no action from the EU; Mark closed the conversation with the EU by informing them he had little faith in their current actions; asking them to ensure that the Serbian government did NOT continue with their new kill proposals for May 2015, and reminded the EU that we (and many other EU animal welfare groups) will be watching and reporting on every event which takes place for Serbian animals over the coming months.

If the Member of Cabinet at the EU did not get the message today that they need to act; and act positively and quickly in the next few weeks; then it has to be asked exactly what one has to do with the EU to simply get a message through to them !!

And then we wonder why so many people in the UK (for example) want to get out of the EU ! – with actions like theirs is it any wonder people want to move to an authority that does not continually drag its heels.

So, we have been busy behind the scenes.  This is the latest of all the events but we will continue to keep you updated as always when we feel it is time to do so.  And EU Commission; we are watching your actions (or lack of) very closely.

We dont want a ‘Romania 2′ when Serbia is allowed into the EU.  Sort It Now.

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Canada: Breaking News 17/4/15 – Canadian Seal Killers Forced To Scale Down Operations Due To ‘Restrictive Markets’ – (ie. The World Hates What They Do And Will Not Buy Their ‘Products’).




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The Canadian seal pup killers have just realised that the world hates them and what they do – and they have just announced the following (on 17/4/15):

Their web site link:    http://www.sealharvest.ca/site/?p=3821

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Important Notice: CSA Operations

For immediate release: April 17, 2015

The Canadian Sealers Association is facing challenging times in light of restrictive market opportunities worldwide for our sealers and producers to sell their product.

The CSA will be seeking open discussions with any industry stakeholders with ideas how to best advance the sealing industry for the future.

We want current members and supporters to know that we plan to continue operations in a scaled down mode.

Our head office in St. John’s will be closed temporarily till the executive board meet in the summer and decide on a new executive director.

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USA: KFC is the latest company to release a new, deforestation-free palm oil commitment.

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Thank you. KFC is the latest company to release a new, deforestation-free palm oil commitment, and it’s because of you!

Over the last year, SumOfUs members have added over 1.5 million signatures to petitions telling some of the world’s largest fast food corporations that there’s no excuse to continue buying palm oil that could cause climate change, loss of endangered species habitat, and tropical deforestation.

We took action. Corporations listened. And acted!

KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell — all owned by multinational conglomerate Yum! Brands, America’s second largest fast food corporation — responded to our demands. Yum! Brands recently announced a new palm oil policy that requires all the palm oil they use for cooking be deforestation-free.

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While Yum! Brands still need to go further to ensure its commitments translate into real impacts on the ground, this is a tremendous step forward for the climate, tropical forests, and endangered species.

Together, we are transforming the palm oil industry.

Thanks for all that you do,
Hanna, Fatah, Nicole, Carys, and the rest of the team at SumOfUs.

P.S. Wondering what’s next in the fight for tropical forests and deforestation free palm oil?

Join the more than 110,000 people who have asked Burger King and Tim Horton’s, America’s third largest fast food company, to go deforestation-free.

Tweet BK and tell it that now is the time to adopt strong deforestation-free and peat-free palm oil policies!

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KFC says it has absolutely no idea where its palm oil comes from — and it’s putting that palm oil into loads of products, from apple turnovers to grilled chicken to country-fried steak.

In other words, KFC, the world’s second largest restaurant chain, can’t guarantee that it’s not buying from conflict palm oil plantations in Indonesia and Malaysia. It could very well be responsible for the clearing of pristine rainforest, for the deaths of thousands of orangutans and tigers, for child labour on palm plantations, and rocketing carbon emissions from deforestation.

Tell KFC & Yum! Brand’s to do the right thing, and adopt a comprehensive deforestation-free palm oil policy.

KFC is owned by Yum! Brands, which also owns Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, two more fast food chains that also use palm oil. To get Yum! to adopt a deforestation-free palm oil policy, we’re joining forces with the Union of Concerned Scientists to push this issue all the way up to the CEO’s desk.

The mega fast food conglomerate insists that it’s phasing out palm oil “wherever feasible”, with only a little more than 30% of its restaurants still using it for frying. But with more than 40,00 outlets around the world, that’s still more than 12,000 KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurants that fry with palm oil that could be from destroyed rainforests. Furthermore, Yum! Brands has no policy for palm oil used in the rest of its non-fried products, including KFC’s biscuits and gravy.

Pressure is mounting on KFC to make the switch to responsibly-sourced palm oil. On top of our efforts, Yum! Brands is feeling pressure from its own shareholders over the palm oil issue, and it will have to face a shareholder resolution at its Annual General Meeting in May, demanding that it starts sourcing responsible palm oil.

We’ve already convinced Kellogg’s, Krispy Kreme, Dunkin’ Donuts and other big companies to change their ways, causing a shift in the global palm oil supply chain. Because of our work, it’s easier than ever for companies to buy palm oil that’s free of deforestation. Similar organized consumer pressure has dramatically slowed the rate of deforestation in Brazil. KFC can be moved with public pressure too, especially now with the double whammy of a shareholder resolution looming on the horizon.

Tell KFC and Yum! Brands to step up, and back off the rainforest. Adopt a deforestation-free policy now.

Thanks for all that you do,

Kaytee, Hanna, and the team at SumOfUs.org

More information:

Palm Oil Scorecard: Ranking America’s Biggest Brands on Their Commitment to Deforestation-Free Palm Oil (2014), Union of Concerned Scientists
Yum! Brands latest statement on palm oil, Yum! Brands
Shareholder resolution: Yum Brands! – Sustainable Agriculture / Palm Oil Policy (2015), Trillium Investments

SumOfUs is a worldwide movement of people like you, working together to hold corporations accountable for their actions and forge a new, sustainable path for our global economy.

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