England: A Blind Government Leads A Blind National Farmers Union !

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-34084352

The badger cull is to be extended into Dorset following pilots in Gloucestershire and Somerset, the government has announced.

Ministers and the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) say culling badgers will curb tuberculosis (TB) in cattle, but protesters say it has little effect.

Licences have been granted to allow six weeks of continuous culling in the three counties until 31 January

Brian May in badger legal action threat

25 August 2015

Badger cull ‘succeeds in reducing TB’, the NFU says

24 February 2015

Badger culling resumes for second year

9 September 2014

Badger cull fails to meet target in Gloucestershire

18 December 2014

Testing ‘more effective’ than badger cull

15 January 2015

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Serbia: Serbian Veterinary Departments are Not Very Cooperative With Animal Welfare in General .

Name: Rainbow Rescue e.V
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Message: Rainbow Rescue e.V.

Dear Sirs and Madames,

we are a registered association which is acting in animal welfare in Serbia. Our focus is especially on dangerous dogs which have been used for dogfights, but also for stray dogs. We try to rehome them according to the law in force also regarding international requirements, as good as possible.
The Serbian veterinary departments are not very cooperative with animal welfare in general and also not especially regarding foreign animal welfare organisations.

Our association is getting many different informations about the current export allowances.
Since a short time period just breeders, animal shelters (which just act in serbia) are able to get an commercial certificate to trade dogs. A private person is able to get an non-commercial certificate.

Both certificates are restricted for use in Serbia only, which excludes an export. How can we – as an registered animal welfare association – now rehome dogs worldwide and do our job in a correct and legal way?

All our exports are commercial, because dogs change owner and we are taking an adoption fee. But Serbian veterinary department says we are not allowed to get any certificate, because it is no private export.
Please support us to realize a legal export for the dogs!

More and more shelters in Serbia, which are operating since several years, are evicted for nonsense. For example because of an not registered optional room.

The whole situation is rapidly getting worse for animals in general and for animal welfare shelters, because almost no shelter is able to fulfill all the requirements.

A new draft law is coming up that allows the Serbian government to kill all dogs within 30 days or sell them to experimental laboratory, when a shelter is evicted.

We will not accept this!

All animal welfare association in Europe please help us!

If more and more shelters will get closed, the situation with stray dogs will get a massive problem.

We fear, that the draft law will be accepted, because Serbia wants to join the European Union.

On saturday the 19th of September an event from the public shelter in Novi Sad with an awareness walk is organized. The serbian TV will most possibly be there record the walk.

Please let’s stand up together and show that we are not willed to be silent!

Please join us with your association or a representative to show the Serbian Government that we will not accept this cruel law and handling against shelters, to avoid animal welfare.

Let’s inform the general public what is going on!
We have setup a class-action to put pressure on the Serbian Government and we hope it will be successful.

Kind regards,
Ataura Rodriguez Dorendorf
Rainbow Rescue e.V.
Ataura Rodriguez Dorendorf
Leberstrasse 22 10829 Berlin
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Ataura Rodriguez Dorendorf

Leberstrasse 22
10829 Berlin

Berlin, 26.08.2015

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,

wir sind ein eingetragener  Verein, der sich im Auslandstierschutz in Serbien einsetzt. Im Speziellen setzen wir uns für sogenannte „Listenhunde“ ein, die im Hundekampf missbraucht wurden. Aber auch Straßen Hunden  nehmen wir uns an und versuchen sowohl diese, als auch die „Listenhunde“, soweit gesetztes konform mit den Internationalen Bestimmungen, zu vermitteln.

Leider zeigen sich die serbischen Veterinärbehörden in der Tierschutzarbeit nicht mit uns kooperativ.
Wir bekommen immer wieder unterschiedliche Aussagen, was die Ausfuhrbedingungen für den Verein betreffen.

Es bekommen wohl nur noch eingetragene Züchter, Tierheime, die aber nur innerhalb Serbiens vermitteln dürfen, die nötigen Zertifikate (commercial). Außerdem noch Privatpersonen das non-commercial Zertifikat.

Nun stellt sich uns die Frage, wie wir als eingetragener Verein unsere Arbeit verwirklichen können, um Hunde weltweit zu vermitteln, da es sich bei uns ja um eine kommerzielle Ausfuhr handelt.  Bei Vermittlung eines Hundes findet ein Halterwechsel statt und auch eine Schutzgebühr wird erhoben. Laut Aussagen des Serbischen Veterinäramtes bekommen wir aber gar kein Zertifikat, da es definitiv nicht um eine private Ausfuhr geht. Privatperson ist man wiederum laut Behörde nur, wenn man in Serbien gemeldet ist.
Bitte helfen Sie uns eine legale Ausfuhr zu ermöglichen!

Des Weiteren werden vor Ort immer mehr zugelassene Tierheime – die Jahrzehnte in Serbien tätig waren geschlossen und z. B. auf Grund eines noch NICHT eingetragenen Nebenraums im Katasteramt eine Registrierung abgelehnt … Somit verschlechtern sich die Zustände im Moment rasant ins Negative, da weitere Tierheime in Kürze folgen werden und kaum ein Tierheim in Serbien vollkommen die Bestimmungen erfüllen kann !
Es gibt einen Gesetzesentwurf an die Serbische Regierung in welchem ALLE Hunde innerhalb von 30 Tagen getötet werden, oder an Versuchslabore verkauft werden sollen.

Wir können dabei NICHT zusehen und bitten nun alle Vereine in Europa um Hilfe!

Serbien ist ein nicht gelistetes Drittland und möchte der EU beitreten.

Wir befürchten, dass dieser Gesetzesentwurf angenommen wird, wenn immer mehr Tierheime geschlossen werden, da dann die Hundesituation auf serbischen Straßen sich noch schneller und rasanter zum echten Problem entwickeln wird.

In Novi Sad findet am Samstag, 19.09.2015, eine Veranstaltung vom öffentlichen Tierheim statt. Geplant ist ein  Vermittlungslauf durch die City und wir gehen davon aus, dass auch das Serbische Fernsehen vor Ort ist.

Ich möchte euch bitten FLAGGE zu zeigen und mit eurem Verein, oder jemanden der euren Verein vertritt, dort hinzukommen und der Serbischen Regierung mitzuteilen, dass wir dieses tierschutzwidrige Handeln nicht still schweigend hin nehmen werden und auch an die Öffentlichkeit treten werden, um auf diese Missstände aufmerksam zu machen.

Wir haben vor eine Sammelklage zu starten, um den Druck auf die Serbische Regierung zu erhöhen, da wir uns sicher sind das wir nur so etwas erreichen können.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Ataura Rodriguez Dorendorf
Rainbow Rescue e.V.
Ataura Rodriguez Dorendorf
Leberstrasse 22
10829 Berlin

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Berlin, 26.08.2015

Poštovane dame i gospodo,

mi smo registrovano udruženje, koje ima za cilj zaštitu životinja u inostranstvu, tj. u Srbiji. Između ostalog angažujemo se za takozvane pse koji su registrovani na listi opasnih psa, koji su bili zloupotrebljeni u borbama pasa. Prema međunarodnim odredbama spašavamo takodje pse lutalice i pokušavamo da njima ali i opasnim zloupotrebljenim psima nađemo dom.

Na žalost srpske uprave za veterinu nisu kooperativne. Veoma često dobijamo raznorazne informacije o izvoznim uslovima za udruženja.

Samo registrovane odgajivačnice i  azili dobijaju certifikat, ali oni mogu delovati samo unutar granica Republike Srbije. Takozvani non-commercial certifikat mogu dobiti privatna lica.
Postavlja se pitanje, kako mi kao registrovano udruženje možemo ostvariti naše ciljeve i udomiti pse širom sveta.

Naše udruženje vrši komercijalni izvoz, prilikom kojeg se menja vlasnik i naplaćuje nominalna naknada . Prema izjavama srpskih veterinarskih službi, mi ne možemo dobiti certifikat iz razloga što ne vršimo privatni izvoz. Prema srpskim vlastima privatna osoba je ona osoba koja je sa mestom boravišta prijavljena u Srbiji.

Zato apelujemo na vas! Pomognite nam da izvozimo pse na legalni način.

Pored toga zatvaraju se i registrovani azili iz nebitnih razloga kao na primer zato što jedna mala sobica nije bila upisana u zemljišnu knjigu. Iz takvih razloga situacija postaje sve gora. Sve veći broj azila će se u kratko vreme zatvoriti jer skoro nijedan azil ne može ispuniti sve propise!

Postoji nacrt zakona za srpsku vladu koji navodi da se svi psi u roku od 30 dana ubiju ili  prodaju laboratorijama.
Ne smemo da dopustimo to i zato molimo sva udruženja po celom svetu za pomoć!

Srbija je u procesu pristupanja  Evropskoj uniji!

Imamo strah da će se prihvatiti nacrt zakona ukoliko se u narednom periodu budu zatvarali azili, jer će situacija uličnih pasa u Srbiji postati još veći i neizdržljiv problem.

Stoga će se u Novom Sadu u subotu 19.09.2015. održati  “trka za udomljavanje” javnog azila kroz celi grad kome će prisustvovati srpski mediji.

Apelujem na vas da prisustvujete toj manifestaciji kako bi preneli poruku srpskoj vladi da nećemo prihvatiti nezakonske postupke protiv zaštite životinja i da javno ukažemo na ozbiljan problem na ulicama Srbije.

Kolektivnom tužbom nameravamo da povećamo pritisak na srpsku vladu, jer samo tim putem možemo nešto da postignemo!

Srdačan pozdrav,
Ataura Rodriguez Dorendorf

 

 

 

 

USA: McDisgusting – Mercy For Animals Expose On McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets – And What Do They Find ? – Terrible Cruelty.

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Dear Mark,

The secret ingredient in McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets is brutal animal cruelty.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UWcQLtpAKU

That’s the finding of a new MFA undercover investigation at a McDonald’s Chicken McNugget supplier—Tyson Foods—that exposed horrific animal abuse, including:

Birds painfully beaten, stabbed, and impaled on makeshift clubs spiked with nails and then thrown into buckets to slowly die

Factory farm owners stepping on the heads of live chickens and then pulling their wings or bodies to break their necks

Chickens bred to grow so fast they became crippled under their own weight and frequently died from organ failure

Hundreds of thousands of birds crammed into filthy, windowless sheds forced to live for weeks in their own waste

After six short weeks, the surviving birds are grabbed by their legs, wings, and necks and violently slammed into transport crates—often suffering broken bones in the process—and trucked to slaughter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UWcQLtpAKU

You may remember that last month we exposed unimaginable animal abuse at another Tyson factory farm. As shocking as it is, cruelty and violence run rampant in the poultry industry.

There are no federal laws to protect chickens during their lives on factory farms, and most states specifically exclude chickens from anti-cruelty laws.

That’s why it is so important for McDonald’s to implement meaningful animal welfare policies and oversight at its supplier farms. As the world’s largest fast-food chain and a top customer to Tyson Foods, McDonald’s has both the power and ethical responsibility to prevent egregious cruelty to millions of animals.

Please, take a moment to sign our petition calling on McDonald’s to stop unconscionable animal abuse in its supply chain. Then please share the hidden-camera video with friends and encourage them to take action too.

And remember, as individual consumers who care about animals, the most powerful choice we can make is to leave chickens and other animals off our plates.

Sincerely,

Nathan Runkle

President

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UWcQLtpAKU

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P.S. Help us continue exposing cruelty to animals. Please make a special tax-deductible donation to support our vital undercover investigations aimed at exposing and ending abuse of animals at factory farms. Click here to make a donation.

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Thailand: Team Member ‘Twinnsie’ Gives Us An Update And Great Street Dog Sterilisation News.

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Whilst we were just adding the info and video link about ‘Twinnsie’ to ‘About Us’  http://serbiananimalsvoice.com/about-us/   today, when we have been sent the following message from the same team member !

As you can read below, it is great to see that at least some authorities have faith in the belief that sterilisation in street animals is the way forward to reducing their numbers – what a pity that the Serbian government is so very short sighted !

Here is the message sent to us today from Twinnsie:

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Dear Mark,

Hi there, it is your sponsor dog Twinnsie here. I may have told you before how nervous I am and how I can never go on walks? Well, something amazing has happened! There was this long-term volunteer here at Soi Dog recently that really gained my trust and helped me feel much more confident. Before I knew it she was taking me on daily walks around the lake! It is so exciting to be able to get out and about, even though I still get nervous to walk past other people and I continue to shy away from many things whilst on the lead. If you find it hard to believe that it is actually me in the picture, it is because I have also had a haircut! Of course, I am still very shy and nervous and very few volunteers are able to approach me. They say I am still a long way away from being a well socialised pet, but I am in the best of places to learn trust. I am so grateful to you for being my sponsor and for your continued confidence in me. It means a lot!

That is enough from me for now. Let me instead tell you some of the stuff that is going on at the shelter.

So far, 2015 has already been a life changing year for countless animals here. The Adoptions Team has been working very hard to not only find forever homes for an increasing number of dogs rescued from the dog meat trade, but also for many of the longer term residents at our shelter here in Phuket. No less than 17 sponsor dogs have been adopted this year! Many of these have already completed their required quarantine periods and left for their forever homes somewhere in the world. We are glad to hear reports that all the ones that have already left, are happily settling into their new loving homes where care is being put into meeting all their individual personalities and needs. This is a testimony to the efforts of the adoptions team to match each dog with the right adopter!

Some of the adopted sponsor dogs will still require ongoing medical care for chronic conditions and some will need a lot of tender loving care to really blossom and overcome their shyness. Some others are quite advanced in years already, but we are so glad to hear that even so, these dogs have been given a chance to live out their lives in loving families of their own!

So it is great to know that the adoptions are going well and that many people decide to take a Soi dog into their lives. It is also great that our new dog hospital here at the shelter is coming along according to plan and that we can look forward to having really high standard veterinary facilities within the near future. There is still some fundraising going on for equipment and such, but the building is almost there. They say they hope to be able to open the doors to the patients within October.

In addition, you may be glad to know that Soi Dog has now started running mobile sterilization clinics outside of Phuket, in the province of Phang Nga. In order to humanely reduce the street dog populations and reduce their suffering from diseases, you need to target one area at a time until at least 70-80% of the animals there have been sterilised and vaccinated. With over 80,000 animals neutered on Phuket, this target has now been achieved. Phuket has also been declared the first rabies free province in Thailand, thanks to the Soi Dog vaccination program.

While the mobile clinic is now helping dogs outside the island, on Phuket extra effort is being put into sterilising more of the stray cat population too. Our shelter vets are now dedicating an increasing number of days to sterilising more cats on the island.

There are also plans to initiate large scale sterilisation and vaccination programs in Bangkok (which is home to almost one million stray dogs) before the end of this year.

So you can hear that everyone has been very busy as usual!

Thank you so much for being a part of all this and thank you for caring particularly about me! I am very lucky to have you sponsoring me.

Woofs and licks,
Twinnsie

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Twinnsie before the haircut:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29FaTYldzHU&feature=youtu.be  

Serbia: Please Help The Street Family.

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The money that is being asked to help this family is not a lot – we have donated this morning.

If everyone gave just a few Euros then we would reach the target within seconds.  Please try to help by giving anything you can.

If you click on the youcaring link below then you can see lots more photographs.  Thank you

http://www.youcaring.com/for-damba-and-courageous-mom-with-5-babies-414609  

Message  –  Please, help!!!!

This baby and mom tomorrow go back on the street, unfortunately there was no money for food or to accommodate and we have another 15 dogs that are hungry.

The last three days brought us new and big problems … A young dog from the street, girl named Dumbo, which has lost an eye due to a kick now has severe wound infection ..

Vet is struggling to keep the other eye and to save her life ……

http://www.youcaring.com/for-damba-and-courageous-mom-with-5-babies-414609  

We found mom and her five puppies thrown out in the street today, somebody threw them in the rain, in a small cardboard box…

for Dumbo and for this little family we urgently need help.. We need mone for treatment costs, for accommodation and food, and vaccines for babies and sterilization for mommy.

Vaccines for five babies are about 30 euros, 35 euros is sterilization for their mother, Dumbo’s treatment is about 40 euros and accommodation and food for a small family for month  its about 50 euros, a total of 155 euros…

We still didn’t pay our old debt and new problems are hitting hard…  I don’t even have will for life today, and I have these little snouts looking at me, waiting for help…

http://www.youcaring.com/for-damba-and-courageous-mom-with-5-babies-414609  

Serbia: Good and Bad News – The Latest From Shelter Felix 26/8/15.

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Valerie is recovering nicely and is supposed to have the screws removed from her knee joint next week. She’s still kept in a cage but she doesn’t complain one bit :) A huge heartfelt thank you to all of you who have helped this beautiful kitty girl!
http://www.youcaring.com/danica-s-cat-shelter-felix-374463

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Sneska has always been skinny and has never shown much interest in food, but over the last few months she has become so frail that it was heartbreaking to look at her – she wasn’t just slender, she was gaunt. Her ribs were clearly visible beneath her skin, her hips protruded sharply and she looked almost skeletal, as if she had never eaten anything, which was sadly not far from the truth.

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She was diagnosed with stomatitis back in June, the vet prescribed her a course of antibiotics and she seemed to be improving a little, but our happiness was short-lived. She quickly began to refuse food again, lose weight and was at serious risk of developing fatty liver or hepatic lipidosis due to chronic malnutrition. Very soon she reached the point where she ate two or three times a week at best, not because she had no appetite, but because chewing and swallowing apparently became difficult and painful for her. The additional problem is that she isn’t a youngster anymore, her age is given as 13 or 14 years and we had no time to waste, so she was urgently taken to the vet for a thorough checkup which was done a few days ago.

A UV scan has revealed that her kidneys aren’t in great shape, although the levels of urea and creatinine in her blood are still within the limits of normal range and we have been told we can expect her to have pretty much a normal life span. The nature of her chewing and swallowing problems has finally been revealed – she had uremic stomatitis.

Right now she is being given injections every day, she eats the prescription renal diet mixed with some wet food because she doesn’t like it very much, but at least she looks more cheerful and she even seems to be gaining weight, little by little. Of course, we have no way of knowing how long she will live, but can we all gather together to make the rest of her life as pleasant and comfortable as possible?

This sweet, good tempered and cuddly wisp of a girl has been through a lot so far and definitely deserves a dignified, pain-free and secure old age!
http://www.youcaring.com/danica-s-cat-shelter-felix-374463

USA: 300 Pound Football Player Runs on a Vegan Diet.

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This 300 Pound Football Player Runs on a Vegan Diet

Becky Striepe

Eating vegan gets a lot of attention as a way to cleanse or lose weight, and I think that this method for promoting veganism isn’t always helpful. It focuses on veganism as a crash diet, rather than a lifestyle choice. That’s why I was thrilled to run across the amazing story of defensive lineman David Carter who went vegan to improve his health—and stayed vegan because he’s never felt better.

Carter was trying to reach a weight goal of 300 pounds. At 285 pounds, he was eating massive amounts of dairy products to up his weight, and he felt terrible. In a GQ interview, he described a life of chronic, debilitating pain from tendinitis that at first he blamed on his day job.

When Carter learned that dairy can sometimes exacerbate tendinitis, he decided to give eating vegan a try. He told GQ: “I realized I was making everything worse. I was feeding the tendinitis, the muscle fatigue, everything. So the next day I went vegan. The first thing I ate was a bean burger and haven’t eaten meat since.”

When he first went vegan, he lost weight, so he adopted a strict weight gain eating plan to get him to reach his 300 pound goal. Carter was able to gain back the 40 pounds he lost plus that last 15 pounds on a plant-based diet.

Surprisingly, green smoothies seem to be his weight gain secret. Rather than use them as meal replacers, Carter drinks protein-rich 20 ounce green smoothies between meals every day, racking up a whopping 10,000 calories during what he calls “Operation Weight Gain.”

He says that white beans and sunflower seeds are his go-tos for protein along with whole grains and other beans, seeds, and nuts.

Check out his sample weight gain meal plan:

via Vibrant Wellness Journal

Since going vegan, Carter says that he’s never felt better. Within just a couple of months, his joint pain evaporated. He’s able to lift more and run faster, and he has less body fat—meaning more muscle—than before going vegan.

Of course, most people on a vegan diet aren’t trying to hit a 300 pound weight goal. This extreme constant eating isn’t necessary for the average person on a vegan diet. Athletes have very different calorie requirements than someone who works a desk job, even if you are a regular exerciser.

Carter went vegan for the health benefits, but he’s stayed for the animals. Like a lot of people—including me—who go vegan for health reasons, animal rights have become as important to him as his own health.

David Carter uses his clout as an NFL player to show that eating vegan doesn’t have to mean feeling deprived. He’s worked with animal advocacy groups like the Humane Society and Compassion Over Killing.

His Instagram account—@the300poundvegan—is peppered with animal rights facts, and he says he loves proving to people that vegans come in all shapes and sizes.

Check out our (SAV) recent Vegan link –  http://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2015/08/25/england-the-animal-aid-great-vegan-challenge-2015/

Read more and see photos at:

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/this-football-player-reached-his-300-pound-weight-goal-on-a-vegan-diet.html#ixzz3juPZO9DW

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