Serbia; New Actions For Serbian Animals. Voices For The Voiceless !

Hi all; this is Mark;

First; there have not been many posts on the site recently, and I apologize for this.

The reason is that we have been very busy re Serbian animal campaigning – I will try to cover what we have been doing as quickly as I can; with additional attachments as necessary.

 

Overview – Both the Serbian government / authorities have a illegal approach to (stray) dog and cat management which is completely different to us.  We work within the law and try to promote it; they work against the law.  You can read more about Serbian animal law at https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/about-serbian-animals/ which is on our site.

 

So; time again for another gripe in speaking out for animals in Serbia.  The OIE – or ‘World Organisation for Animal Health’ (Health ??) has a website which can be viewed at http://www.oie.int/   The attitude of the OIE in the Balkans has been very much one of allowing stray dogs to be killed under the guise of ‘disease control’.  Naturally, this works perfectly for the Serbian government and regional authorities who wish to kill off as many strays as the can – and reap the financial rewards that are associated with doing this.

 

Our view, which is supported by Serbian law, is different.  We do not feel that healthy stray animals should be murdered just to comply with the term ‘disease control’.  As you can read in https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/about-serbian-animals/  since 2005 there have been national (Serbian) laws which should give the right of life and protection to stray animals.  Despite being ‘law’; the government and authorities have ignored our suggestions of a national sterilisation approach which would gradually reduce stray animal numbers; in favour of an attitude of killing as many strays as they can.  This works in several ways in their favour – they get a ‘head count’ financial reward for every animal which they kill (up to 500 Euros per animal); and by not sterilising as we suggest; they have a continual source of new strays on the streets to catch and kill for this financial ‘bounty’.  Some people may thus be getting very rich financially our of adopting this attitude; we have a tendency to call it ‘corruption’.

 

Ok; so now we need to give people the facts.  Slavica has worked brilliantly hard to draft out a letter re this issue.  We have then taken this draft and attempted to make it read better English.  Slavica’s letter defined all the legal Serbian legislation with regard to the supposed ‘protection’ of Serbian strays – ie what the Serbian law says on paper and which the courts should work to re legal issues.  We took the letter further by making suggestions of the ‘rule of law’ which is required to be shown by any member state wishing to join the EU.  Serbia is one such country; it is currently an EU ‘Candidate Country’ applying for EU membership.

The EU ‘rule of law’ issue is an important one; as it requires that any state seeking EU membership needs to show / prove that it is enforcing all of its own national laws.  If it cannot do this, then effectively EU membership should not be permitted.  As we have always shown since the foundation of SAV back around 2005; Serbia has been NON Compliant with Serbian law regarding the treatment of stray animals.  So, this new letter needed to make this clear.

A formal letter was produced which has now been presented to the Serbian government.  Copies have also been provided to the EU ‘Enlargement Commission’ who are responsible for new member states.  We suggested in our review of the draft that certain contacts at the EU dealing specifically with the ‘rule of law’ be informed of this current situation of non compliance.  This has been done.

 

You can see a full copy of Slavica’s letter here – along with an additional copy of the letter which has been presented by the ‘No Kill Coalition’ who are based in the capital of Serbia; Belgrade.

Original EPAR letter – ENGLISH:

OIE, StrongProtest,ENG. 19.04.2018..

Original EPAR Letter – SERBIAN

OIE,plusSaucesniciOstarPotest,SR.19.04.2018..

NO KILL COALITION Copy Letter – Belgrade, Serbia – ENGLISH:

OIE ,strong protest 19.04.2018.

So, here we now have it.  A formal letter of the current situation for Serbian animals and the non compliances with existing Serbian laws sent to all those who should be informed of the situation; and this includes the OIE.

In an additional way, via Slavica also, we have today (19/4) been provided with a copy of the formal EU Progress report for 2018 in relation to Serbia.

 

A copy to this is given here if you wish to review:

 

EU Progress Report (2018) on Serbia:

ec_progress_report_18

 

This official report from the EU on the situation in Serbia is not especially good, and in many ways backs up what we have been saying for many years especially with regard to corruption.

 

On pages 20 and 21 there is a lot which shows that corruption is still prevalent within Serbia, which comes as no surprise to us.  The EU had made several suggestions to attack this; and hopefully we would like to see actions regarding animal welfare get involved with this anti corruption policy.

 

Now that all the evidence has been provided to both the Serbian government, and more importantly, the ‘rule of law’ enforcement personnel in the EU; we can only hope that the evidence and non compliance with national legislation will work in favour of the animals in the future.

 

Who knows, we may even see the day come that we have campaigned for over so many years – the day when national stray sterilisation, vaccination and microchipping takes priority over the corrupt and money making attitude of many officials who simply want to undertake a stray dog kill approach as we are currently experiencing.

 

Stray sterilisation is the way to control and eventually eliminate stray animals on the streets.  A policy which is better in the long term for all – strays and humans.

 

Whatever; our fight to be a voice for the voiceless will continue what ever happens in the towers of importance.

 

For the animals – Mark.

 

 

 

 

Saudi Arabia: Vegan Prince To Open Cruelty Free Marine Experiences Where No Animals Suffer. Great News !

 

 

Future of marine parks comes to Saudi Arabia!

Have you heard of National Geographic Encounter? A virtual marine park where you can marvel at realistic sea creatures.

Vegan investor Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed now wants to bring this animal friendly underwater experience to Saudi Arabia. And that at ten locations!
animal friendly.

Not only does National Geographic Encounter teach you a lot about the inhabitants of the seas, you can even interact with them. There is also the possibility to experience them in 3D. A woman described her visit with the words:
“It feels like you’re underwater.”

In contrast to SeaWorld or other marine parks, dolphinariums, or aquariums, National Geographic Encounter does not snatch any animal from the wild, lock it up, and force it into unnecessary tricks.
In Germany there are also two dolphinariums with real animals that animal lovers should not visit under any circumstances. Here data are hushed up, psychotropic drugs are distributed and in Nuremberg just under one dolphin dies every year.

So it is all the more important that people like Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed are committed to making these institutions a thing of the past as soon as possible.

The future is animal suffering free!

But who is Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed anyway?

Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed grew up in a huge palace. No wonder, because his father is one of the richest people on this planet. A few years ago, the prince discovered the vegan lifestyle and fell in love with the idea of creating a world where animals no longer suffer and die for us. A world in which we humans protect the environment and pay attention to our health.

He invested in vegan-friendly companies for egg alternatives or meat from the lab, opened the first vegan restaurant in the Middle East, and made even his father Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz al Saud vegan!

By 2020, Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed plans to open ten vegan restaurants in Saudi Arabia alongside the ten virtual marine parks.

“There is always hope and, as cliché as that may sound, it is the truth. We can reverse what’s happening in the world ” says Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed

We thank you in the name of all animals for this royale engagement! 🙏

 

https://www.veganblog.de/unterhaltung/veganer-prinz-bringt-tierleidfreien-meerespark-nach-saudi-arabien/

I am also very happy with this news and just want to say one thing: it just shows that our fight, years long, brings results.
And if such prominent billionaires champion veganism, then it’s very likely that other social groups will follow suit. Maybe in the beginning this will only be curiosity and fashion, but then a new consciousness will develop in society.

So it was five years ago with the abolition of animal testing on 11.März 2013 in the cosmetics industry by EU decision. Before, every woman thought that only testing the cosmetics on animals gives her security.

Today, and according to statistics, every third woman wants to buy cosmetics that are certified as vegan and only tested on human skin.

The massive advertising of the vegan industry has developed a new awareness wine for consumers.

Best Regards

Venus

 

Australia: Live Exports – Please Donate For Video To Be Aired On Australian Television.

 

Following on from our recent post about the horrendous suffering of Australian animals in the live export trade:

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2018/04/13/australia-the-real-horrors-of-live-exports-now-exposed-and-a-crap-aussie-government/

Animals Australia has now released a short video which is aired on Australian television.

You can see a copy of the video here:

https://secure.animalsaustralia.org/tv/live-export-2018/?r=5ad73fd533fce1524056021&ua_s=e-mail

Please donate to an emergency broadcast.

As you read this, live exporters are preparing to load thousands of gentle sheep onto ships. Conditions will soon go from bad to worse as ships enter the deadly northern summer.

We now know that on board these ‘floating ovens’ animals can be left to stew in their own filth while literally cooking to death.

Live exporters know that the truth can sink their trade — which is why getting this ad series on TV is the last thing they’ll want.

No-one who sees this footage can defend subjecting animals to such extreme abuse.

Please help us broadcast this message to every politician, farmer, and power broker before it’s too late.

 

Donating by phone? Call us on 1800 888 584

 

 

Polish Animal Abuser Given Long Prison Sentence – And Forbidden To Keep or Work With Animals.

Dear Mark,

I’ve showered our readers with bad news and reports over the weekend.
But now I have good, very good news: it is a very harsh punishment against an animal abuser, in the US.
As I translated, I thought: here in Germany we can only dream of it. We have a tortious justice system and a society that protects psychopaths and animal abusers because it is a society of cowards and empathy-less people.
Anyway, I want to share this message with you and everyone.

 

Radoslaw Czerkawski was accused of animal cruelty and sentenced. (Image: AP Images)

In Dedham, Massachusetts, a man accused of animal cruelty has now been sentenced to a long prison term. An animal activist sees the punishment as a historical example.
According to the Associated Press news agency, Radoslaw Czerkawski, born in Poland, had a mixed breed of pit bull named Kiya in 2013. But the dog lady did not have a long life.

In August 2013, she was found alone on a playground in Quincy. She had a puncture wound in the eye, a split tongue and skull and back fractures and broken ribs.

The dog had to be euthanized due to severe injuries.

Owner Radoslaw Czerkawski was now in court five years after the cruel crime. He was convicted of animal cruelty and sentenced to eight to ten years in prison.

He was also sentenced to two years probation. Furthermore, it is now forbidden by the court for him to own an animal or to come into contact with animals.

He is also not allowed to work voluntarily in any animal shelter.

On top of that threatens him expulsion: As soon as Czerkawski has ended his prison sentence, he should be deported, as a spokesman told the immigration authorities. The verdict was well received in circles of animal activists. Mary Nee, president of the Animal Rescue League, called it “historic” and made sure that it would serve as a precedent.

Best regards to you and all,

Venus

 

https://de.nachrichten.yahoo.com/urteil-den-usa-haftstrafe-fur-polnischen-tierqualer-abschiebung-angewiesen-082625845.html

 

Australia: The Commonwealth Games Happy, Dancing Closing Ceremony Does Not Fool Us – Australian Government – You Are Animal Abusers.

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We have just endured the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games from the Gold Coast.  All happy Australians singing and dancing; people from a nation which supports such an animal abusing industry and government.  We could not see anything to sing and dance about – the images of the livestock ships represent the real side that the Australian government want to keep closed.  So we give the video footage for you once again to see what Australia is really about.

https://secure.animalsaustralia.org/take_action/live-export-shipboard-cruelty/?ua_s=facebook

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1V96Y533Ds 

 

Regarding our recent post – https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2018/04/13/australia-the-real-horrors-of-live-exports-now-exposed-and-a-crap-aussie-government/ 

we now have the following update from Animals Australia.

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This time last week, only live exporters knew the horrors that await every sheep who boards their ships. Now, their secret’s out. And the world is watching.

Nearly 200,000 people added their voice to yours, demanding urgent action. Everyone from Bill Shorten to Israel’s First Lady are ‘shocked’ and ‘disturbed’ by the damning evidence. Calls to shut down the cruel live sheep trade — especially during the deadly northern summer — are escalating.

But Mark, our Government is about to condemn more animals to suffer on live export ships. Only this time, they’re doing it knowing how extreme their suffering will be.

Right now, the ship featured in last Sunday’s explosive 60 Minutes story is docked in Fremantle, Western Australia. The export company responsible for subjecting millions of animals to extreme, routine suffering is preparing to load tens of thousands more animals onto its ‘ship of shame.’

As it stands, it looks like the Australian Government is going to let them.

Not only that — some 85,000 animals have already left our shores on another ship this week. Outrageously, this exporter was allowed to pack the maximum number of animals possible into his vessel. We know what that looks like.

If you’re angry — you’re not alone.

The decision to allow a single animal to set foot onto any of these ships while the entire world is reeling from images of faeces-covered sheep cooking alive, panicked animals gasping for air, piles of dead and rotting bodies, and distressed animals unable to reach food or water … it’s unconscionable.

We cannot — and will not — watch on while more animals suffer.

As you read this, our campaign team is working around the clock to dial up the heat on this cruel trade. In the coming days, we’ll be unveiling what I promise you will be sheep exporters’ worst nightmare. And tonight, 60 Minutes will be airing explosive new footage of live export cruelty obtained by Animals Australia investigators.

Every time the Australian Government allows rich export companies to break laws and subject thousands of gentle animals to abuse … we’re going to turn up the spotlight a little brighter.

If you’re outraged that our Government is willing to let more animals languish on live export ships, you can let them know by:

  1. Calling the Prime Minister’s office on 02 9327 3988 (International callers: +61 2 9327 3988)

  2. Calling Australia’s Agriculture Minister, David Littleproud’s office: 02 6277 7630 (International callers: +61 2 6277 7630)

  3. Calling your MP’s office: click here for the number (Australian residents only)

Mark, this past week we’ve been utterly overwhelmed by your outpouring of support. The victims of this industry have the world on their side.

Thank you,

Lyn White AM
Animals Australia

 

 

 

Switzerland: Torture at cattle shows in “Swissexpo” in Bulle : the cows still suffer.

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Torture at cattle shows in “Swissexpo” in Bulle : the cows still suffer.

The essentials in brief

The plump udder is at the center of dairy cow exhibitions. Owners extend the milking times and so that no milk drips, they glue the teats. A cow that has not been milked for too long suffers. A recent study shows that 23 percent of the cows that were examined at exhibitions showed udder edema.
To reduce animal suffering, new rules have been in place since January.
The nervousness of the breeders is great. As animal rights activists wanted to check compliance with the rules, it came to the Expo in Bulle to the melee.

A cow exhibition is a folk festival. Everybody wants to bring the most beautiful cow into the ring, polishes it, creams it, brings it to shine with sprays. For the breeders, a show cow is a happy animal: “Most cows here enjoy good care and have a good life,” says Holstein cow breeder Patrick Rüttimann. “Show cows are getting older, have a higher life expectancy and are healthier than the Swiss average.”

A cow with over-abundant udders suffers

But this year there is a sense of nervousness at the Expo Bulle exhibition: “If there are new rules, there will be some unrest,” says Pascal Monteleone, managing director of the Association of Holstein Breeders. “But I’m not worried, that’ll be fine.”

The reason for the nervousness are new rules that have been introduced to protect the cows. The focus is on the bulging udders of the dairy cows. It has been scientifically proven and internationally recognized:

a cow with an over-abundant udder is impaired in its health – it hardly eats anymore and can only laboriously go. If she is not milked, the pressure in the udder increases, and water accumulations, so-called edemas, can form in the udder.

23 percent of the examined cows with edema

 

As part of a study, Adrian Steiner, together with a team from the Vetsuisse Faculty of the University of Bern, examined exhibiting cows for edema.

The result: Whole 23 percent of the cows had a buildup of water in the udder.

This result now has consequences for the cow premieres: Since January, the two cows first placed at each competition must be led to the ultrasound immediately after the demonstration. Veterinarians examine their udders for edema. This method has been internationally recognized for a few days.

“This system of control and sanction is far too lenient” says Julika Fitzi Veterinarian at Swiss Animal Protection

Depending on the severity of the edema found (1 is the lightest, 3 the heaviest), this has consequences for the owner. 1st degree means the cow has to be relieved by four liters of milk. At grade 2 and grade 3 the cow has to be milked completely, she is disqualified from the competition. In addition, it may result in a criminal complaint for the owner.

“The cows are still tormented”

This control and sanction system is far too lenient, criticized Julika Fitzi, veterinarian at Swiss Animal Protection, STS and longtime observer of Milchkuhausstellungen: “The cows are still tormented to the point where they may accidentally because they are one of the two bestklassierten discovered Nothing will change the torment as such. For it is not tragic for a keeper to deduce four liters from a cow after the competition.

This control and sanctioning system is far too lenient, criticized Julika Fitzi, veterinarian at Swiss Animal Welfare, STS and longtime observer of dairy cow exhibitions:

“The cows are still tormented to the point where they happen to be random, because they are one of the two best-ranked, discovered. “The torture as such does not change anything. For it is not tragic for a keeper to deduce four liters from a cow after the competition.

“It is primarily about making it easier for the cow and not about punishing the breeder,” says Kaspar Jörger from the Federal Veterinary Office

The veterinarian does not understand why the owners only have to expect consequences from severity level 2. Kaspar Jörger of the Federal Veterinary Office defends the lack of consequences for severity 1: “At grade 1, the risk is too great that you can not get through in court, we did not want that.” The competent cantonal veterinary service could dispose of additional measures at its discretion. In addition, it is primarily about making the cow easier and not about punishing the breeder.

The new ultrasound method was used this year at the three major dairy cattle exhibitions: at the Animal and technology” in St. Gallen (the findings: 2x grade 1, 1x grade 2), at the “Swissexpo” in Lausanne and at the “Expo Bull” (7x grade 1, 3x higher). The organizers of “Swissexpo” in Bulle did not announce any figures to “Kassensturz” (Newspaper).

Teat with super glue «sealed»

Not to milk the cow for a long time is one method of breeders to fill the cow udder as bulging as possible, the second method is to glue the teats of the udder, so that no milk can flow from the bulging udders and give relief to the cows. The breeders call this “sealing”.

Glueing the teats with 8% collodion, an adhesive that is also used in medicine, is still allowed. Clearly, however, superglue is prohibited. Veterinarian Julika Fitzi says: “Nobody can check on the spot what is actually inside the Collodium containers. We also watched people use super glue. »

Fisticuffs in the exhibition stable

Fitzi and her team were particularly touched by the nervousness of the breeders: “When we were at the” Expo Bull “in the stable, people wanted to drive me away. There was a scuffle and came to blows. Thankfully, there were people around me who protected me and escorted me out. “

The organizers write that the animal rights activists were not accredited and did not report at the entrance. This violates their security principle. The responsible people would have done everything to calm the mood and to accompany the people to the exit.

Translation: Venus with Best regards to all

(Video

and accompanying text)

 

https://www.srf.ch/news/schweiz/wirkungslose-sanktionen-grosses-euter-grosses-leid

 

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Australia: The Real Horrors Of Live Exports Now Exposed – And A Crap Aussie Government.

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Video link – https://secure.animalsaustralia.org/take_action/live-export-shipboard-cruelty/?ua_s=facebook

Dead animals thrown overboard


One would think that animals arrive alive in a live export. Video footage released by the Australian news magazine 60 Minutes shows for the first time the complete range of maladministration in Australian living exports. The conditions on board are so severe that many animals starve to death, die of thirst, are trampled or succumb to the enormous heat on board. Their dead bodies are simply thrown into the sea. A brave crew member could no longer watch the conditions and documented on five different trips the horror that he had to watch every day.

 

Overcrowded ships and panting animals


Approximately 60,000 animals are loaded onto a ship for a trip from Australia to the Middle East. Due to the narrowness, many sheep do not have regular access to food and drink. Only the strongest make it to the troughs. All of them stand and lie for days in their own fecal matter and suffer from the enormous heat and high humidity on the ship. The pictures, which were taken in August 2017, show heavily panting animals with their tongues hanging out. In the midst of them decaying conspecifics who could no longer withstand the unbearable temperatures.

 

No protection for pregnant animals


Although pregnant animals are not allowed to be exported under Australian law, the eyewitness reports that some sheep had to give birth in these circumstances. The little ones often had no chance of survival, as they were lost in the crush their mothers or were trampled by the surrounding animals. The whistleblower also reports that crewmembers have been repeatedly called upon to slit the lambs’ throats. Over 2,400 animals were dead at the end of the journey.

 

Illegal trade

The conditions on board contradict the Australian animal welfare laws on several levels and are actually illegal.

When Minister David Littleproud was confronted with the footage, he merely stammered that Australia had the highest animal welfare standards in the world for live exports. But for the first time pictures prove the law violations, which increases the pressure on the Australian Ministry of Agriculture.

The Minister of Agriculture promised to hold those responsible to account and prompted preliminary investigations. In addition, the shipment of other animals, by the export company “Emanuel Exports” on which the recordings were created, prevented for the time being. A first and important step towards countering a complete ban on cruel livestock exports.

 

Video (english) and petition are there, please sign.

 

(Translation: Venus)

 

https://www.veganblog.de/schlagzeilen/australien-lebendexport/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1V96Y533Ds (english)

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For 60 years, cruelty to animals on live export ships has been kept secret.

There’s no ‘nice’ way to send animals halfway around the world to be killed for meat.

A live sheep isn’t ‘cargo’. He breathes. He thinks. He can suffer.  This simple fact may be lost on wealthy live export companies. But it wasn’t lost on one concerned crew member who was horrified by the suffering he witnessed on live export voyages…

This footage exposes an industry acting unlawfully. It reveals what millions of gentle animals have endured for decades, in secret.

And with it — a chance to end the cruelty.

More than 100,000 litres of urine and faeces accumulates on a typical live export ship every day sheep are on board. The ship won’t be ‘washed out’ until after they’ve disembarked.

As the northern summer kicks in, on-board conditions can turn catastrophic.

When temperatures soar — and predictably they do —  weeks of untreated waste buildup ‘melts’ into a thick, deadly soup. Any animal needing to lie down to rest risks being buried in excrement.

Corrosive ammonia chokes the air and burns the eyes and throats of those on board. Distressed animals rapidly overheat. Their hearts race as they gasp for oxygen. Trapped in what is essentially a ‘giant oven’, extremely heat stressed animals collapse before  literally being cooked alive. Other heat stressed sheep may die slowly over the following days. Those who survive a ‘heat event’ will continue to suffer in this putrid bog, now littered with the decaying bodies of their dead companions.

Imagine being born on a live export ship. The noisy vibrations the only sound you’ll ever hear. The inescapable stench of faeces the only air you’ll ever breathe…

These babies aren’t supposed to be born at all. Live export companies are legally required to ensure all ewes are pregnancy tested by ultrasound and certified not pregnant. And yet, heavily pregnant ewes are being shipped for slaughter like every other animal. Only — they’ll endure the trauma of live export while going into labour and giving birth.

Very few lambs born on a live export ship will ever see the outside world. Many will be  trampled, lose their mothers, or be killed by distressed crew members who are routinely ordered to slit their throats.

All this suffering is in aide of one thing: making wealthy live export companies even wealthier. And as it turns out, ‘business as usual’ on one of these ships to the Middle East isn’t just cruel, in many ways it’s illegal.

 

 

 

 

India: More Great Rescues From ‘Animal Aid Unlimited’ – Great Endings !

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Rescue of dog tangled in soccer net.

Tangled up from head to toe, this precious little boy was absolutely baking in the sun, caught in a sports net. The kids who called us for his rescue were too afraid of dogs to cut the rope themselves. But their fears were so unfounded-this little cutypie couldn’t be more affectionate and loving. It turned out he also had the beginnings of mange, so we scooped him up and took him back for a medicated bath and some extra hugs.

Please donate, so that a predicament doesn’t become a tragedy

Terror turned into trust: injured puppy rescued

Felix knew one thing. If you scream as loud as you can, it might save your life. And it worked! People heard this devastated little sweetheart and called us to the rescue without even knowing what was wrong with the weeping puppy.

It turned out he had really deep wounds on his hind leg–maybe caused by a car accident. We scooped him up and got him pain medicine as soon as possible, then sedated him in order to clean and stitch his wounds. This little angel was terrified by people when he arrived. But here, his pain subsided, gentle hands touched him and he found love. It only took 2 weeks for the stitches to be removed-the hair where he’d been shaved hadn’t even grown back yet. And something else happened to him from his hospitalization. Felix grew happy.

Please donate so that cries for help, get help.

Rope almost severed donkey’s foot

The rope almost killed him…

Laying in terrible pain, this sweet donkey’s leg was covered in blood. He was struck down by the cruelty of an ignorant, negligent owner who tied two of his legs together to keep him from running away. In his struggle to free himself, the rope cut through his flesh and muscle. His complete recovery is a marvel, and because of his lion-hearted courage, we named this sweetheart Leon.

You can be a guardian angel for an abused animal. Please donate.

Animals help us know the difference between what is authentic, and what is fake, or phoney, or artifice. When an animal looks at us he or she tells us the whole truth, and nothing but the truth of their feeling. And their truths are sweet and simple. The desire for a soft word, a kind touch, a tasty morsel. The desire to be free to wander and choose for themselves what might or might not happen, during the next 20 minutes. If you’ve ever reached to touch the face of a dog or a donkey or horse who jerks back her head in retreat, she’s not shunning you. She’s simply revealing the fact–the plain fact–that someone before you touched her in a way that hurt her, frightened her. And as we all know–when an animal lets us approach, get close, touch kindly, whisper softly, there’s a truth in that allowance; he or she is saying something like this: I accept you as you are. For me, you are perfect as you are. Whenever you help an animal your kindness–for him or her–is all there is.

With our deepest thanks for all you do and are for animals, 

 

 

 

 

Canada: The Few That Give A Whole Nation A Terrible Name For Cruelty.

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Stop the Bloodshed

This week marked the start of Canada’s brutal commercial seal hunt, when hunters beat baby seals to death with clubs, skin the animals for their fur and leave the carcasses to rot on the blood-stained ice. Most of the helpless seals are younger than 3 months old.

Global sales of seal products have plummeted, with seal fur banned in the US, EU, Russia, India and more.

Yet Canada’s government keeps the slaughter going with millions of dollars in subsidies. It’s time to stop the killing.

 

TAKE ACTION

  • Then, email Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca and urge him to stop the bloodshed

Sample Letter

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau,

It’s time to end Canada’s brutal commercial seal hunt and spare innocent baby seals from being beaten and shot to death for profit. By continuing to subsidize commercial sealers, the Canadian government is directly contributing to animal cruelty and tarnishing the entire country’s image to the rest of the world. I urge you to show that Canada is a compassionate and forward-thinking nation by cutting all funding and banning the commercial seal hunt for good.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cambodia: Slaughterhouse – Pigs Killed With Metal Pipe – Some Hit 6 Times.

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Warning – Disturbing footage – slaughterhouse.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=47&v=GqKnCoDPdqw

Imagine watching other humans’ throats being cut while they scream in agony and convulse—all while standing in a line knowing that your turn is coming up.

Pigs at this slaughterhouse in Cambodia were left to witness and listen to the violent slaughter of other pigs—sometimes for six hours—before enduring the same terrifying and painful death.

They can’t escape. They can’t stop it from happening.

But you can help.

The pigs subjected to this systematic torture and slaughter are helpless to do anything about it, but you’re not. You can help them simply by not eating animals, because buying meat, eggs, and dairy “products” is what keeps factory farms and slaughterhouses running.

Look at this breaking investigation into a Cambodian slaughterhouse to see for yourself why millions of people are choosing not to support these cruel industries anymore.

Take Action:

https://campaigns.peta2.com/cambodia-pig-slaughterhouse/?utm_source=peta2::E-Mail&utm_medium=Alert&utm_campaign=0418::veg::peta2::E-Mail::P2%20Cambodian%20Pig%20Slaughterhouse%20EA::::aa%20em

 

Poland has made a quantum leap in animal welfare in hunts.

Poland was the hunt country number one for hobby hunters from German-speaking countries, especially in western Poland. Now completely different rules of the game apply, which come into effect from the 1st of April. From now on, all social hunts must be reported in advance to the authorities. Hunting opponents will be able to adjust to it in the future. The intentional obstruction of the hunt is no longer punishable.

In the revolutionary Polish hunting reform (IG Wild at Wild informed), foreign hunters like Hubertus-Hunting will probably not enjoy much either. The animal rights activists prefer that the hobby killers will be able to avoid their country in the future.

The new regulations will also improve the supervision of the Minister of the Environment through the Polish Hunting Association. For too long the criminal bustle was watched. The public opinion to hobby hunters opposite is completely tilted. The same can be said in Czechoslovakia and so on. The stupid and hypocritical talk of shooters and benefactors, lawyers of the animals, etc. the hobby hunters just is not right.

Whoever kills senselessly does not protect, and it does not benefit civilized society.
Above all, the new hunting law will strengthen the rights of property owners. They will now be able to pacify their land from hobby hunter gangs without giving any reason.
In addition, the new regulations increase the distance to residential buildings, near which hobby hunters can hunt from 100 to 150 meters. The hunt may only be carried out at a distance of at least 500 meters from public meetings.

Minors have been banned from active and passive hunting. So, no more children are allowed to drive for hunts from the surrounding villages. The new law is intended to guarantee a harmonious development for children and adolescents.

According to the new law, the hobby hunters have to undergo every 5 years medical and psychological character test!

 

You cannot shoot in national parks or nature reserves without permission, etc.
Under the new law, it will now be impossible to use live animals in the training of hunting birds and hunting dogs.

For example, the fox caught in the wild has been kept on a leash so that he
cannot escape. For this purpose, he has tied his muzzle with tape, so he cannot defend himself. (Unfortunately, the video where the fox is shown as a training victim is no longer available).
The sadism to which the average hobby-hunter feels attracted when dealing with wild animals, there are no limits, there would not be common sense, which intervenes against the hobby hunters.

This can be observed in all countries with a hobby-hunter culture.
The hunting of wolves in Poland has been banned since 1998. Depending on the source, an inventory of around 1,500-2,500 animals is estimated.

Thus, Poland has made a quantum leap in animal welfare in hunts. Wild Wild IG congratulates all the revolutionary forces that have made this possible.

Translation: Venus

My comment :The new regulations in Poland prove, that violence against animals can be abolished from above, because the system has the power to do so.
Whether the neighboring country, Germany, will take over something from the new exemplary regulation of Poland … What do you think?
I can only say, that the hunting law in Germany, in spite of stupid “renewals”, is the hunting law in the sense of the “Reichsjagdgesetz” of 3 July 1934.
That means, we still have a fascist hunting law.
A minority of 0.45% in the German population thinks they can do in the woods what they want.
And anyone who disagrees will be intimidated by force of arms.
And with the new government, everything what has to do with hunting, looks much worse than before.

https://wildbeimwild.com/2018/03/30/trophaeenjaeger-sind-in-polen-nicht-mehr-erwuenscht/

Spain: a documentary to show the fight as it is: with pain, with agony and with death.

 

Since then the Trailer “Bullfight” on Monday on the Facebook page of the Spanish animal rights organization Libera gone online, it spreads viral!!!.

On April 25, the film premiere of the European tour in Wuppertal will take place.

Iago Prada is the director and producer, a studied filmmaker as well as an activist who has been engaged in constant learning about the planet throughout his life.

 

Do not expect a normal documentary. Bullfight is characterized by its objectivity, rawness and high technical quality.

Iago Prada describes his film as follows:

“It is not a documentary that pleases the public, but a documentary to show the fight as it is: with pain, with agony and with death.

And also with applause, with cheers and with pride. With anger, with instinct, for which some animals fight for survival and kill others for fun. “

 

For the filming, seven film cameras and ten ultra-directional microphones were used in a single pass to capture the sounds of the bull.

The film consciously omits studio-recorded special effects or audios. There is nothing added that could affect the viewer, nothing more than the reality of bullfighting.

The veterinarian of the organization AVATMA, José Enrique Zaldívar, explains the course of the Corrida with total objectivity and only with scientific information from the moment when the bull jumps into the arena until the moment when he is at the end of the mule out of the mules Arena is pulled.

The documentation dispenses entirely with political propaganda, showing nothing but the truth. As a result, many cinemas and animal welfare organizations have censored or rejected the film.

This movie may be the most powerful weapon against bullfighting. – The gate opens, the “Fiesta” begins …

Currently confirmed more than ten screenings, between April and May in different cities and municipalities in Germany, Belgium and the Czech Republic.

In Germany these are Wuppertal, Bremen, Hamburg, Berlin, Chemnitz and Freiburg. Further data will be announced via the Facebook account as soon as confirmed.

More Information:

Official website: www.bullfight-doc.com

www.facebook.com/bullfightdocumentary

http://www.sos-galgos.net/2018-04-06/bullfight-ein-stierkampf-spektakel-das-ihr-in-noch-nie-gesehen-habt.html

Venus

 

 

 

UK / Taiwan: Both Announce Full Ivory Sale Bans – Now Putting Pressure On EU To Follow,

 

 

United Kingdom, Taiwan announce they will introduce elephant ivory bans

 SAV Comment – the UK had already banned ‘modern’ ivory; but old ivory selling was allowed.  Now this should stop ALL ivory trade – great !

 

Two more nations this week announced their decision to come down hard on commercial sales of elephant ivory, further strengthening the global campaign to save these gentle giants from poachers and wildlife traffickers.

On Tuesday, the United Kingdom said it will introduce what Prime Minister Teresa May described as “one of the toughest bans on ivory sales in the world.” On the same day, on the other side of the world, the government of Taiwan announced its intention to ban all commercial sales of ivory products, starting 2020.

Britain’s announcement follows a swell of public opinion against elephant ivory — when the U.K. government solicited public input last December, 88 percent of respondents supported a ban on ivory sales. HSI sent a detailed submission to the government on behalf of 19,623 of our supporters who agreed that only the strictest regulation would be acceptable. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, a vocal proponent of the ivory ban, applauded the public support, stating that it is “vitally important that we reverse the tragic decline in elephant populations.”

The U.K. still needs to codify this proposal into law, and we hope it will do so as soon as possible, to ensure that unscrupulous dealers do not have an opportunity to dump their illegal or questionable stockpiles onto the marketplace before the ban takes effect. But the U.K. announcement is also crucial because it ramps up pressure on the European Commission, which is the world’s largest exporter of legal ivory.

The EU has been examining restrictions on the import, export, and sale of elephant ivory in its member countries, and we hope that it too will act immediately to reduce its prominent role in the global trade in ivory. The majority of EU ivory exports are destined for China and Hong Kong, whose ivory markets have been fueled by illegal imports for decades. For their part, China and Hong Kong have already taken steps to address the threat to elephants posed by the trade, with China prohibiting all domestic sales of elephant ivory starting January 1 this year, while Hong Kong will prohibit commercial ivory sales by 2021.

It is now up to the EU to ban the ivory trade and make sure it does not fall behind in the global war on ivory. Because legally acquired ivory is very difficult to distinguish from illegal ivory, continued trade in ivory in the EU perpetuates demand for ivory and undermines efforts to combat wildlife crime.

Taiwan’s announcement, we hope, will similarly add pressure on Japan, which has more ivory manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers than any other country, and which trades tens of millions of dollars worth of ivory annually. Taiwan is seeking comment on its proposed ban, and HSI will soon submit a response in support of such a ban.

Our teams at HSI and The HSUS have been at the forefront of the work to end the ivory trade. Here in the United States, federal law prohibits most import, export, and interstate sales of elephant ivory, and seven states have recently passed additional safeguards and prohibit the sale of elephant ivory and rhino horns. Similar legislative campaigns are underway in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. North of the border, HSI/Canada is keeping up the pressure to address that country’s ivory market.

In Asia, HSI last month launched a “No Ivory” campaign video featuring Yoh Daikan, an outfielder with the Yomiuri Giants, a legendary baseball team in Japan. Yoh was born and raised in Taiwan, and with assistance from Taiwan SPCA, he recorded public awareness videos for both Japanese and Taiwanese audiences, becoming the first celebrity in Japan to speak out for elephants. The Yomiuri Giants shared the press conference on multiple social media platforms, making it possible for Yoh’s message to reach the Japanese public on this important topic.

Protecting elephants is an issue that resonates with animal lovers around the world. They are sentient beings with emotions and social behaviors evocative of humans, and they are synonymous of Africa’s natural wonders and heritage. The announcements from Taiwan and the United Kingdom give us heart at a time when elephants face critical threats to their very survival and need all the help they can get.

Source – https://blog.humanesociety.org/2018/04/united-kingdom-taiwan-announce-will-introduce-elephant-ivory-bans.html

 

 

USA: Don’t Let Them Destroy Animal Protection Laws. MAGA ? – Dont Think So – The Very Opposite Actually.

SAV  Comment – Don’t really know what to say about this.  One of  Team Trump obviously trying to make a name for himself  – for what ? – are there any personal interests in attempting to introduce this legislation again ? – otherwise, what is the real point ? – vested Republican interests ?

This is really now down to the good people of the USA to stop this.  Under Trump; animals are getting a bad time;

The world is watching this and it is fully aware of the frightening situation. 

MAGA ? – NOT when it comes to environmental issues that include animal welfare and protection.

America – the world is watching

if you really want to even attempt to MAGA, then get this farce stopped and stopped now.  We are in the UK and like the world, watching your every move !

 

Don’t Let Them Destroy Animal Protection Laws

If a devastating measure from Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) passes, animal protection laws that activists have worked decades to achieve could be nullified in an instant.

Trigger Happy Steve King out on a hunt.

Says it all really !

 

Dog meat bans could be overturned in states like New York and Georgia.

California’s ban on cruel foie gras could become void.

Hens could be forced to live in filthy, disease-ridden battery cages in states where such confinement is now outlawed.

And puppy mills that sell sick, abused dogs could be unstoppable.

 

??? – By Doing This ??

We must fight back against King’s deceptively titled Protect Interstate Commerce Act (HR 4879/HR 3599), which would block states’ authority to enact their own laws against animal cruelty and unsafe food in agricultureDon’t let this terrible measure pass!

 

TAKE ACTION

  • Click here to sign the petition urging congressional leaders to reject this dangerous legislation.

  • Then, call your representative and state senators at (202) 224-3121 to respectfully tell them you are a concerned constituent and urge them to stand against HR 4879/HR 3599 and instead support laws that protect animals from abuse.

  • Follow up with an email message.

 

Argentina: Terrible Cart Horse Suffering – Animals Killed Within Months Of Being Stolen.

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

 

 

When most people think of Argentina, they think

of romantic tangos and perhaps of the musical Evita.

But they will be shocked to know that Argentina is

also a place where appalling, almost unbelievable

abuse of carthorses takes place.

The horses, many of which are stolen, are literally

worked to death, pull overloaded carts until they

collapse.

While they lie dying drivers cut off chunks of flesh

to sell.

Once stolen, the horses live for just a few months

because they are so poorly fed and get no

veterinary care. They are routinely flogged

with iron-embedded whips to goad them into

pulling carts overloaded with heavy cargo.

 

We can tell that many Argentinians are right-handed

because so many carthorses are blinded in their

right eye by drivers wielding vicious whips.

 

When the horses die their bodies are callously

dumped, often in rivers that run through shantytowns.

There are some 100,000 carthorses in Argentina.

Their lives are short, brutal and filled with neglect

and abuse so extreme that it has to be seen to be believed.

In Argentina, Network for Animals is working

with volunteers to end this disgraceful situation.

Ill-treatment of carthorses is illegal, but police

and government mostly turn a blind eye to what

goes on.

In Quilmes, a very poor area of Buenos Aires,

there are an estimated 5,000 carthorses who

endure lives of hell. It is cheaper to steal another

horse than to care for one.

Local people are fighting to have the Argentinian

government ban horse-drawn carts and Network

for Animals is with them every step of the way.

It will take a long time to get a ban, so in the

meantime we work together to enforce the law

that forbids ill-treatment of horses and we rescue

every horse we can.

It’s dangerous work. Romina Port, a brave,

passionate and dedicated volunteer told us:

“I have had guns held to my head and my life

threatened. Once when I was trying to rescue

an injured, suffering carthorse, I told the owner

I was going to give the horse a better life.

He took out a knife and slit the defenceless

horse’s throat, saying: “this horse doesn’t

deserve a better life”.

On a recent rescue mission, we found Tessa.

She was trying desperately to pull an overloaded

cart, she had no horse shoes and was being whipped.

Mark, if you could have seen her, head drooping

exhausted, emaciated, frightened and starving.

We rescued Tessa, now she is in a horse sanctuary

where she will live happily for the rest of her life.

This is how we will win the battle, one horse at

a time. I have pledged to fight for the carthorses of Argentina.

Please, please help me. Give generously to Network for Animals to help us end this horror.

 

 

 

 

 

Virtual Humans – Conclusion: better results, better medication, NO suffering animals.

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Oxford University researchers demand: We should test heart medicines on “virtual humans” in the computer instead of tormenting animals for it. How far is research here now?

Computer simulations are a faster, cheaper and more effective alternative to animal testing and will soon play an important role in the early stages of drug development, “Elisa Passini, Senior Research Associate at the University of Oxford, said in a detailed article on the latest findings in the field.

Millions of animals have to suffer – but computers deliver the better results.

To develop new medicines that can save lives, we find ourselves in a moral conflict: how to determine the risk of a new substance for humans?

So science relies on animal experiments, with all its consequences. This could one day end, because fortunately, computer systems and software are developing so rapidly that they provide increasingly better results in virtual experiments – even better than the questionable animal experiments.

Studies on new drugs and their potential effects on the human heart are 75 to 85 percent accurate in animal studies – that’s good, but far from optimal.

The latest research by the University of Oxford with computer simulations of the “virtual man”, however, come to 89 to 96 percent accuracy.

Conclusion: better results, better medication, no suffering animals.

 

Computer instead of animal experiments: where is the “catch”?

Although computers are becoming more and more powerful, research on drugs is also pushing modern systems to their limits. While the simulation of a single (heart) cell requires a few minutes, in a 3D model of the entire heart it would be considerably more complicated. “The simulation of a heartbeat can take about three hours in a supercomputer with nearly 1,000 processors,” says Passini.

There will be limitations and hurdles in the future: The human body is complex and has evolved over millions of years – so hoping for a quick miracle in the form of the complete abolition of animal testing should not be expected. “The complicated interaction within the human organism can not be broken down so easily on a computer simulation or a chip,” said Gilbert Schönfelder of the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) recently compared to the “world”.

So we are still at the very beginning of a development, which, after all, has already been proven in small areas.

Sources: The Conversation, Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), Welt.

 

https://www.giga.de/extra/forschung-und-wissenschaft/news/bahnbrechend-wie-tierversuche-durch-computersimulationen-ersetzt-werden-koennen/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=share-desktop&utm_campaign=button

 

 

Morocco: Petition For The Welfare Of Strays To His Majesty King Mohammed VI. Please Sign and Crosspost.

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Petition link – https://www.change.org/p/king-mohammed-vi-help-stray-dogs-cats-living-in-harsh-conditions-from-morocco?recruiter=451614178&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=share_for_starters_page

 

This is an issue that is very close to us.  Please give an extra big chunk of support to Marisol in getting masses of signatures on this petition to help stray animals in Morocco.  Thanks – SAV.

 

This is the wording of the petition to His Royal Highness, King Mohammed VI:

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Your Royal Highness,

 I witnessed a large population of stray dogs and cats living under extremely harsh conditions.  Attached is one photo taken during February 2018 near Ouarzazate in the Atlas Mountains region showing a stray dog’s life conditions.

 These sentient animals are always starving and often harmed , and  are continually exposed to extreme weather conditions, without having access to shelter.

 I  wanted to seek your Majesty King Mohammed VI’s involvement in the following resolutions:

 1.Support the prompt deployment of the Trap-Neuter-Release Pilot Program in Rabat, and oversee the expansion of the program throughout the country in the near future. This program aims to reduce the population of stray dogs and cats by inhibiting continual reproduction of these animals. Furthermore, this program promotes the health of these animals and the general population through the implementation of general check-ups and vaccinations of the former.

2.Endorse a National Domestic Animal Sterilization Program through which veterinarians promote the sterilization of pets to prevent unwanted reproduction of the animals and an increase in the stray dogs and cats population. Subsidies to cover the cost of this procedure would enable low-income pet owners to sterilize their pets and contribute to the solution of this problem.

3. Endorse education programs for both adults and children that promote treating dogs, cats and sentient beings with the respect, love, and dignity any living creature deserves, emphasizing the importance of keeping these animals inside homes as pets.

4. Condemn dog shootings, and impose legislation to prohibit this activity.

5. Endorse the installation of eating dispensers throughout the cities with food for dogs and cats. Two different options:

· A machine that is currently working in some countries such as Turkey where once someone deposits their bottle at the top, food is released at the bottom. “The Pugedon Smart Recycling Boxes” operate at no charge to the city, and the recycled bottles cover the cost of the food. Above is a link to a video where you can see the machine.

http://time.com/3024554/recycle-plastic-bottles-in-this-machine-and-it-will-dispense-food-to-stray-dogs/

 · A dispenser created with recycled material that is also currently working in Brazil.

https://www.facebook.com/DoeRacaoCanoas/videos/172764543354142/

6.     Further recommend the support of programs that allow stray dogs and cats from Morocco to be rescued and adopted by agencies throughout the world.  

 Thank you for your time. Respectfully;

Citizens of the World

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Please pass this petition on to all your friends and contacts – Thank you.

 

Petition link – https://www.change.org/p/king-mohammed-vi-help-stray-dogs-cats-living-in-harsh-conditions-from-morocco?recruiter=451614178&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=share_for_starters_pag

 

 

Holiday fun Tiger Selfie.

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Holiday fun Tiger Selfie

 

Once you shoot a selfie with a predator – Thailand holidaymakers can fulfill this wish in zoos. How much the wild animals are suffering, has revealed our reporter in Tiger Park Pattaya.

See in the video how dangerous the contact with the big cats can be.

After ten days, the tiger babies are taken away from the mother.

The tigers in the Tiger Park Pattaya roam freely, apparently lamb-like.

Every visitor can touch the cats, pet them, take a picture with them.

But how do the animals get so tame?

Animal park operator Rustem Isliamov explains it to reporter this way: “From the tenth day of life on, we train them to deal with the many visitors daily, and that they do not incur or bite them.”

He does not tell the reporter how he trains the tigers.

The Tiger wildlife expert Valeria Goller of the animal welfare organization PETA recounts: “The young tigers are regularly beaten to break their will, and only if they have no will, they can later guarantee a safe handling of the audience. The older ones get medication to keep them calm and docile. And all this works only until the tigers become five years old.

Afterwards they are sorted out and kept in cages for the rest of their live or are or are killed for the “traditional” Chinese medicine”.

 

The fact that a cat follows their instincts is shown by an incident four years ago in the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi, Thailand. The 19-year-old Isabelle Brennan was attacked by a tiger and seriously injured.

Since the tigers were not kept appropriately and illegally, the authorities closed the tiger temple.

The attitude of the animals in the Tiger Park Pattaya is not species-appropriate, says the wildlife expert.

She wants to turn on the authorities now.

Translation: Venus

Comment: While I was translating the report, I had an idea: the zoo keepers could interrupt the medication for the tigers!

Just as a test, to see if the number of visitors automatically reduces, and if the park closes tomorrow.

 

 

Tiny reparation.

Tiny reparation

Author: Animal rights activist and philosopher Helmut F. Kaplan, Austria

http://tierrechte-kaplan.de/tierrechte-winzige-wiedergutmachung/ 

It is a wonderful late summer day. I am swimming and enjoying the cool water, the warm air, the bright sun. I look in the mountains. The green forests. The blue sky. A wonderfully beautiful world.

But only for us humans!

We have made the whole earth for us, for us “developed”, reserved for us. Towns and villages, mountains and lakes, deserts and seas, forests and meadows – we have left nothing out.

Everything is ours, nothing belongs to the animals.

This total submission of the world, this global attack, was an act of unsurpassable and irreproducible barbarism.

More than anything the human being cannot take, and everything can be taken only once.

And with what right have we taken away the whole world from animals? With no one at all!

We just grabbed everything because we could grab everything. Naked terror. Unrestrained greed. Boundless egoism. We have declared the whole earth to our property and all animals to our slaves.

If we give late some rights to some animals, with halfhearted and ridiculous scope, this is no reason to pat ourselves on the back.

We do not give anything to the animals, we just give them back a tiny part of what we took away from them before.

We act like someone, who has robbed a huge food market and then generously gives the owner a bar of chocolate from the loot.

(Helmut F. Kaplan, 18 March 2018)

Translation: Venus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Easter With The VIVA Vegan Club – Great Cuelty Free Food Ideas.

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Great Easter Vegan specials – and all cruelty free ! – Visit the Vegan Club recipes now – 

https://mailchi.mp/viva/g89875lxuz-357657?e=26c03356b8 

 

All from UK based ‘VIVA’ – visit their website here –

https://www.viva.org.uk/

About VIVA – https://www.viva.org.uk/about-us

 

Vegan Faces

 

UK: Parliament Debate In June 2018. Will ALL Animal Fur Imports From Overseas Be Banned ?

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The UK banned fur farming back in 2000.

Big debate now –  Will the UK go totally fur free and ban animal fur from being imported from any nation around the world ?

View photos – http://www.four-paws.org.uk/campaigns/wild-animals/fur/furfreebritain/

 

Dear Mark,

Your voice has been heard!

Earlier this week, an incredible 425,834 signatures

were handed over to 10 Downing Street – urging

Prime Minister Theresa May to introduce a UK

animal fur import ban.

Together, we were joined by Brian May

and members of the Fur Free Britain campaign:

Humane Society International UK, PETA, Animal Aid,

SAVE ME TRUST, Viva!, The Jane Goodall Institute UK,

Open Cages and Care2.

While fur farming was banned in the UK in 2000,

Britain has continued to import animal fur from

countries such as China and Poland, where animals

are typically bred in appalling conditions on fur farms.

This is completely unacceptable.

But thanks to your outstanding support, a

fur free Britain could be on the horizon.

After more than 100,000 people signed a

UK Government and Parliament petition,

a parliamentary debate will now take

place on 4 June 2018.

Be sure to add the debate to your calendars

and watch live on the day. In the meantime,

check out and share some photos from the petition handover.

 

VIEW THE PHOTOS

 

Let’s make fur history.

Yours sincerely,
Cordelia Britton
Head of Programmes
FOUR PAWS UK

 

P.S. We’ll be sure to send a reminder closer to the date, but you can watch the debate live on 4 June 2018. Thanks again for making this debate possible!

Germany: The carnage continues – but not only in Germany; All over the world !!

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2018/03/31/a-new-translation-service-allows-sav-to-be-read-in-100-languages-easy-to-use/ 

The carnage continues

Last year alone, about 45 million male chicks were killed in Germany – more than a million more than in the previous year.
Representatives of the new federal government announce an end to the practice. But in the past, little happened after such promises.
Meanwhile, researchers are working on a new method of gender determination that could end shredding.

Death comes in the chord.

Every day, in German stables, one of the very gloomy chapters of German agriculture takes place.

Because there is no need for male offspring in the breeding and keeping of laying hens (and the animals are also not suitable for the fattening), male chicks are sorted out after hatching.

The fluffy kittens either land alive in the shredder or are gassed with carbon dioxide.

Actually, the controversial practice should be over long ago. But now, new figures of the Federal Government make it clear: instead of less as planned, more chicks had to be massacred again.

Just before Easter, new numbers are now known. In Germany alone, about 45 million male chicks are killed.

Animal rights activists have been calling for a ban on practice for years, which has purely economic reasons. Because the male chicks cannot lay eggs. As broilers they produce too little meat. For the food industry, they are therefore considered useless, their breeding is not worthwhile. According to the Animal Protection Act, animals may only be killed for a reasonable reason. Whether an economic reason can be a reasonable reason has been a hot topic in the past. For years, politics promises an end to the practice. But so far little has happened.

The ex-Minister of Agriculture Christian Schmidt (CSU) had announced the exit – most recently for the end of 2017. Several state governments, such as those in Lower Saxony and Hesse, went even further and banned the shredding legally.

The problem: The ban only works when there is a technique that makes mass killing of chicks superfluous.

Neue Tests

Scientists are already working on such methods. To end the misery, new methods for early sex determination in the egg. The aim is not to wait until the animals have hatched, but to be able to determine the respective sex in the egg. The sooner the better.

So that the egg can be used as animal feed and the embryo is not yet sensitive to pain.

Funded by the Federal Government, scientists from Leipzig and Dresden have developed such methods.

When and if the mission but really nationwide success, is so far open. Only then could the mass extinction really stop.

The announcements of the policy, meanwhile, continue. “The killing of one-day-chicks, we will end until the middle of the legislature,” it says in the current coalition agreement of Union (CDU and CSU) and SPD. Accordingly, the new Minister of Agriculture Julia Klöckner must enforce a ban or at least the widespread use of the test procedures until September 2019.
“Animals are co-creatures, not disposable goods,” Klöckner said in her inaugural address at the end of last week in the Parliament. “Gaps in animal welfare, something like chick killing, she wants to close.

However, the new minister does not yet call a specific date.

The opposition is already doubting the government’s promise to end the killing. “For years, we hear the announcements of the Grand Coalition, that the disgusting chick chickens finally should be over,” says Green Party Vice-Chairman Oliver Krischer. “Nothing is happening – on the contrary, the CDU / CSU and the SPD have not even been able to reduce the number, let alone completely ban the disturbing practice of industrial agriculture.”

 The new tests for sex could easily make the eggs more expensive for consumers in the future. The Ministry of Agriculture, however, assumes a manageable cost. The speech is from one to two cents per egg. The poultry industry had already suggested promoting the purchase of test equipment with taxpayers’ money.

 

My comment on this “solution”: Of course, the total abolition of fattening systems for chickens and all animals would be the best solution.
But to achieve that, we must convince 7 billion meat and pet food consumers to stop eating, what they eat!.
Therefore, this solution, as one that saves a lot of unnecessary suffering, would be a good solution.
On the condition, that the German government this solution not only as promises and reflections use again, and thereby makes an unimaginable suffering in the fattening mast possible.

And I would also be prepared to pay something with my tax money, for something that I do not eat, just to mitigate or even stop this suffering.

Best regards

Venus

 

http://www.sueddeutsche.de/wirtschaft/kuekenschreddern-das-gemetzel-geht-weiter-1.3924618

Australia: Australian Government Delays Ban on Cosmetics Testing on Animals AGAIN.

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2018/03/31/a-new-translation-service-allows-sav-to-be-read-in-100-languages-easy-to-use/ 

Reproduced from PETA:

https://www.peta.org.au/news/australian-government-delays-ban-on-cosmetics-testing-on-animals-again/

 

Australian Government Delays Ban on Cosmetics Testing on Animals AGAIN

It’s been almost two years since the government announced its plan to prohibit cruel tests on animals for cosmetics products, and now, this life-saving legislation has been pushed back another year.

A delay in legislation that will prevent animals from having chemicals dumped into their eyes, poured down their throats, or rubbed onto their skin is inexcusable. It’s also frustrating for consumers, who have made it clear that they don’t want to support these cruel tests for another instant, let alone another whole year.

Toxic and Tragic

Not only do animals in laboratories endure the application of chemicals to their sensitive eyes and skin, they’re also forced to live in barren cages that lack environmental enrichment. Many develop neurotic behaviour, such as spinning in circles.

Testing products on animals is also bad science. These experiments are poor predictors of human skin and eye reactions. For example, the results from eye-irritation tests are often flawed because of the physiological differences between human and rabbit eyes.

In 2016, a Roy Morgan survey found that Australian consumers are increasingly concerned about animal testing. This research showed that marketing products as “[n]ot tested on animals” resulted in the biggest boost when it came to influencing sales in recent years.

 

Background

“Cosmetics” in Australia include all make-up and skin- and hair-care products, as well as things like toothpaste, mouthwash, soap, perfume, and sunscreen.

While cosmetic companies don’t test on animals in Australia, many conduct tests on animals elsewhere in the world, before they end up on our shelves here.

Amid the election hype in 2016, the government announced that it would ban cosmetics testing on animals, effective on 1 July 2017. At the time, Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care Ken Wyatt AM MP was alleged to have said that such tests were “unethical, unnecessary, of highly questionable value and should stop”.

But just prior to the 2017 deadline, the government announced a 12-month delay. Now, the legislation has been pushed back again until July 2019.

In the Fine Print

As the first delay was announced, it was also revealed that government’s plan had too many loopholes to be effective for animals. The original proposal only banned the use of data for ingredients used “solely in cosmetics”. The vast majority of cosmetic ingredients are also used in other sectors, and therefore under this legislation, could still be tested on animals.

We hope that the delay at least means the final legislative outcome will be more robust for animals.

 

A New Translation Service Allows SAV To Be Read In 100+ Languages – Easy To Use.

Please spread the word about this service.

 

 

We think that many people who visit this site are NOT aware of how easy it is to read the information presented on the site (English) in your own native language.

So here is the simple way to do it if English is not your main language.

On the left side of the page under ‘Visitor Views’ (World Map) you should see the word ‘Translator’.  You may then need to click on this word.

A box should then appear saying ‘Select Language’.  Use the drop down and you will then be presented with a series of 100+ languages.  Select the language which you wish to read the SAV site in – the default is English.

Wait about 15 seconds and you should see that the whole site gradually converts to the language you have selected.

 

Serbian

Мислимо да многи људи који посећују ову веб страницу нису свесни колико је лако прочитати информације представљене на сајту (енглеском) на свом матерњем језику.
Дакле, ево једноставног начина да то урадите ако енглески није ваш главни језик.
На левој страни странице под ‘Прегледи посетилаца’ (Ворлд Мап) требало би да видите реч ‘Транслатор’. Тада ћете моћи да кликнете на ову реч.
Затим се појављује кутија која говори “Изабери језик”. Користите падајући и тада ћете представити серију од 100+ језика. Изаберите језик на који желите да прочитате САВ локацију – подразумевано је енглески.
Сачекајте око 15 секунди и требало би да видите да се цијели сајт постепено претвара на језик који сте одабрали.

 

Croatian

Smatramo da mnogi ljudi koji posjete ovu stranicu NIJE svjesni koliko je lako pročitati informacije prikazane na web mjestu (engleski) na vašem materinjem jeziku.
Dakle, ovdje je jednostavan način da to učinite ako engleski nije vaš glavni jezik.
Na lijevoj strani stranice ispod “Prikazi posjetitelja” (Karta svijeta) trebali biste vidjeti riječ “Prevoditelj”. Tada ćete morati kliknuti na tu riječ.
Potom se pojavi okvir koji kaže “Odaberite jezik”. Upotrijebite padajući izbornik, a zatim ćete se prikazati s više od 100 jezika. Odaberite jezik na kojem želite pročitati web mjesto SAV – zadano je engleski.
Pričekajte oko 15 sekundi i trebali biste vidjeti da se cijela web stranica postupno pretvara u jezik koji ste odabrali.

 

Bosnia

Mislimo da mnogi ljudi koji posećuju ovu web stranicu nisu svesni koliko je lako pročitati informacije predstavljene na sajtu (engleskom) na svom maternjem jeziku.
Dakle, evo jednostavnog načina da to uradite ako engleski nije vaš glavni jezik.
Na levoj strani stranice ispod ‘Visitor Views’ (World Map) trebalo bi da vidite reč ‘Translator’. Tada ćete moći da kliknete na ovu reč.
Zatim bi se pojavila kutija koja kaže “Izbor jezika”. Koristite padajući i tada ćete predstaviti seriju od 100+ jezika. Izaberite jezik na koji želite da pročitate lokaciju SAV – podrazumevano je engleski.
Sačekajte oko 15 sekundi i trebalo bi da vidite da se cijeli sajt postepeno pretvara na jezik koji ste odabrali.

 

Indonesian

Kami berpikir bahwa banyak orang yang mengunjungi situs ini TIDAK sadar betapa mudahnya membaca informasi yang disajikan di situs (bahasa Inggris) dalam bahasa asli Anda sendiri.
Jadi di sini adalah cara sederhana untuk melakukannya jika bahasa Inggris bukan bahasa utama Anda.
Di sisi kiri halaman di bawah ‘Tampilan Pengunjung’ (Peta Dunia), Anda akan melihat kata ‘Penerjemah’. Anda mungkin perlu mengklik kata ini.
Sebuah kotak kemudian akan muncul dengan mengatakan ‘Pilih Bahasa’. Gunakan tarik-turun dan Anda akan disajikan dengan serangkaian 100+ bahasa. Pilih bahasa yang ingin Anda baca situs SAV – defaultnya adalah bahasa Inggris.
Tunggu sekitar 15 detik dan Anda akan melihat bahwa seluruh situs secara bertahap mengkonversi ke bahasa yang telah Anda pilih.

 

German

Wir denken, dass viele Leute, die diese Seite besuchen, NICHT wissen, wie einfach es ist, die auf der Website präsentierten Informationen (Englisch) in Ihrer Muttersprache zu lesen.
Also hier ist der einfache Weg, es zu tun, wenn Englisch nicht deine Hauptsprache ist.
Auf der linken Seite der Seite unter ‘Visitor Views’ (Weltkarte) sollten Sie das Wort ‘Übersetzer’ sehen. Sie müssen dann möglicherweise auf dieses Wort klicken.
In einem Feld sollte dann “Sprache auswählen” erscheinen. Verwenden Sie das Drop-Down-Menü und Sie erhalten eine Reihe von über 100 Sprachen. Wählen Sie die Sprache, in der Sie die SAV-Site lesen möchten – die Standardeinstellung ist Englisch.
Warten Sie ca. 15 Sekunden und Sie sollten sehen, dass die gesamte Website nach und nach in die von Ihnen gewählte Sprache konvertiert wird.

French

Nous pensons que beaucoup de personnes qui visitent ce site ne savent pas à quel point il est facile de lire l’information présentée sur le site (en anglais) dans votre propre langue maternelle.
Donc, voici la façon simple de le faire si l’anglais n’est pas votre langue principale.
Sur le côté gauche de la page, sous «Vues des visiteurs» (Carte du monde), vous devriez voir le mot «Traducteur». Vous devrez ensuite cliquer sur ce mot.
Une boîte devrait alors apparaître en disant ‘Select Language’. Utilisez la liste déroulante et vous serez alors présenté avec une série de plus de 100 langues. Sélectionnez la langue dans laquelle vous souhaitez lire le site SAV – la langue par défaut est l’anglais.
Attendez environ 15 secondes et vous devriez voir que l’ensemble du site se convertit progressivement à la langue que vous avez sélectionnée.

 

Italian

Pensiamo che molte persone che visitano questo sito NON siano consapevoli di quanto sia facile leggere le informazioni presentate sul sito (inglese) nella propria lingua madre.
Quindi, ecco il modo semplice per farlo se l’inglese non è la tua lingua principale.
Sul lato sinistro della pagina, sotto “Viste visitatori” (Mappa del mondo), dovresti vedere la parola “Traduttore”. Potrebbe quindi essere necessario fare clic su questa parola.
A questo punto dovrebbe apparire una casella che dice “Seleziona lingua”. Usa il menu a discesa e ti verrà presentata una serie di oltre 100 lingue. Seleziona la lingua in cui desideri leggere il sito di SAV: il valore predefinito è l’inglese.
Attendi circa 15 secondi e dovresti vedere che l’intero sito si trasforma gradualmente nella lingua che hai selezionato.

 

Spanish

Creemos que muchas personas que visitan este sitio NO son conscientes de lo fácil que es leer la información presentada en el sitio (inglés) en su propio idioma.
Así que aquí está la manera simple de hacerlo si el inglés no es su idioma principal.
En el lado izquierdo de la página debajo de “Vistas de visitantes” (Mapa mundial) debería ver la palabra “Traductor”. Es posible que deba hacer clic en esta palabra.
A continuación, aparecerá un cuadro que dice ‘Seleccionar idioma’. Use el menú desplegable y luego se le presentará una serie de más de 100 idiomas. Seleccione el idioma en el que desea leer el sitio SAV; el valor predeterminado es inglés.
Espere unos 15 segundos y debería ver que todo el sitio se convierte gradualmente al idioma que ha seleccionado.

 

Swedish

Vi tycker att många som besöker denna webbplats inte känner till hur lätt det är att läsa informationen som presenteras på webbplatsen (engelska) på ditt eget modersmål.
Så här är det enkla sättet att göra det om engelska inte är ditt huvudspråk.
På vänster sida av sidan under “Visitor Views” (World Map) ska du se ordet “Translator”. Du kan då behöva klicka på det här ordet.
En ruta bör då visas och säga ‘Välj språk’. Använd nedrullningen och du kommer då att presenteras med en serie på 100 + språk. Välj det språk du vill läsa SAV-webbplatsen i. Standarden är engelska.
Vänta ca 15 sekunder och du bör se att hela webbplatsen gradvis omvandlas till det språk du har valt.

 

Icelandic

Við teljum að margir sem heimsækja þessa síðu séu EKKI meðvitaðir um hversu auðvelt það er að lesa þær upplýsingar sem fram koma á síðunni (ensku) á þínu eigin móðurmáli.
Svo hér er einföld leiðin til að gera það ef enska er ekki aðalmálið þitt.
Á vinstri hlið síðunnar undir ‘Visitor Views’ (World Map) ættirðu að sjá orðið ‘Þýðandi’. Þú gætir þurft að smella á þetta orð.
A kassi ætti þá að birtast með því að segja ‘Veldu tungumál’. Notaðu fellilistann og þú verður síðan kynntur með 100+ tungumálum. Veldu tungumálið sem þú vilt lesa SAV síðuna inn – sjálfgefið er enska.
Bíddu um 15 sekúndur og þú ættir að sjá að allt síða breytist smám saman á tungumálið sem þú hefur valið.

 

Polish

Uważamy, że wiele osób odwiedzających tę stronę NIE ma świadomości, jak łatwo jest odczytać informacje prezentowane na stronie (w języku angielskim) we własnym ojczystym języku.
Oto prosty sposób, aby zrobić to, jeśli angielski nie jest twoim głównym językiem.
Po lewej stronie strony pod “Widokami odwiedzających” (mapa świata) powinieneś zobaczyć słowo “Tłumacz”. Możesz wtedy kliknąć to słowo.
Następnie powinno pojawić się okno z napisem “Wybierz język”. Użyj menu rozwijanego, a następnie pojawi się seria ponad 100 języków. Wybierz język, w którym chcesz przeczytać stronę SAV – domyślnie jest to język angielski.
Zaczekaj około 15 sekund i powinieneś zobaczyć, że cała strona stopniowo konwertuje się na wybrany język.

 

Portuguese

Acreditamos que muitas pessoas que visitam este site NÃO estão cientes de como é fácil ler as informações apresentadas no site (inglês) em seu próprio idioma nativo.
Então, aqui está a maneira mais simples de fazer isso se o inglês não for sua língua principal.
No lado esquerdo da página, em “Visualizações do visitante” (Mapa do mundo), você verá a palavra “Tradutor”. Você pode então precisar clicar nesta palavra.
Uma caixa deve aparecer dizendo “Selecionar idioma”. Use o menu suspenso e você será apresentado a uma série de mais de 100 idiomas. Selecione o idioma no qual você deseja ler o site do SAV – o padrão é o inglês.
Espere cerca de 15 segundos e você verá que todo o site é convertido gradualmente para o idioma selecionado.

 

Romanian

Credem că mulți oameni care vizitează acest site NU știu cât de ușor este să citiți informațiile prezentate pe site (în limba engleză) în propria voastră limbă maternă.
Deci, aici este modul simplu de a face acest lucru dacă limba engleză nu este limba dvs. principală.
În partea stângă a paginii, sub “Vizualizări ale vizitatorilor” (Harta mondială), ar trebui să vedeți cuvântul “Traducător”. Poate că trebuie să faceți clic pe acest cuvânt.
Apoi o casetă ar trebui să apară “Select Language”. Utilizați meniul derulant și apoi veți fi prezentat cu o serie de peste 100 de limbi. Selectați limba în care doriți să citiți site-ul SAV – implicit este engleza.
Așteptați aproximativ 15 secunde și ar trebui să vedeți că întregul site se transformă treptat în limba pe care ați selectat-o.

 

Russian

Мы считаем, что многие люди, которые посещают этот сайт, НЕ знают о том, как легко читать информацию, представленную на сайте (на английском языке) на вашем родном языке.
Итак, вот простой способ сделать это, если английский не является вашим основным языком.
В левой части страницы в разделе «Просмотров посетителей» (Карта мира) вы должны увидеть слово «Переводчик». Тогда вам может понадобиться щелкнуть по этому слову.
Затем появится окно с надписью «Выбрать язык». Используйте раскрывающийся список, и вам будет представлена серия из 100 языков. Выберите язык, на котором вы хотите прочитать сайт SAV: по умолчанию используется английский.
Подождите около 15 секунд, и вы увидите, что весь сайт постепенно переходит на выбранный вами язык.

 

Dutch

We denken dat veel mensen die deze site bezoeken zich NIET bewust zijn van hoe gemakkelijk het is om de informatie op de site (Engels) in uw eigen moedertaal te lezen.
Dus hier is de eenvoudige manier om het te doen als Engels niet je hoofdtaal is.
Aan de linkerkant van de pagina onder ‘Bezoekersweergaven’ (Wereldkaart) zou je het woord ‘Vertaler’ moeten zien. Mogelijk moet u dan op dit woord klikken.
Er verschijnt dan een vak met de tekst ‘Selecteer taal’. Gebruik de vervolgkeuzelijst en je krijgt dan een reeks van meer dan 100 talen te zien. Selecteer de taal waarin u de SAV-site wilt lezen – de standaardinstelling is Engels.
Wacht ongeveer 15 seconden en je zou moeten zien dat de hele site geleidelijk wordt omgezet in de taal die je hebt geselecteerd.

 

Macedonian

Сметаме дека многу луѓе кои ја посетуваат оваа страница не се свесни колку е лесно да се прочитаат информациите презентирани на сајтот (англиски) на вашиот мајчин јазик.
Значи тука е едноставен начин да се направи ако англискиот не ти е главен јазик.
На левата страна на страницата под “Посетители” (Светска карта) треба да го видите зборот “Преведувач”. Потоа можеби ќе треба да кликнете на овој збор.
Потоа треба да се појави кутија со зборот “Избери јазик”. Користете го паѓачкото ме, а потоа ќе ви бидат презентирани серија од 100+ јазици. Изберете го јазикот за кој сакате да го прочитате сајтот SAV – стандардно е англискиот.
Почекајте околу 15 секунди и треба да видите дека целото место постепено се конвертира во јазикот што сте го избрале.

 

 

 

 

England: Bovine TB and an Elephant In The Room.

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2018/03/31/a-new-translation-service-allows-sav-to-be-read-in-100-languages-easy-to-use/ 

 

 

Bovine TB and an elephant in the room. By Bri   

So, as a farmer, why would you bother reading this?  How could the views of a rock star on Bovine TB be worth squat? Especially a rock star who has been widely accused of caring more about the welfare of wild animals than the welfare of farmers? 

Well, it’s no secret that about 7 years ago I came into the beleaguered world of Dairy Farming intent on saving the lives of British badgers. I and my Save-Me CEO Anne Brummer pitched in, and after spending much time with farmers, vets, scientists as well as animal campaigners, we quickly realised that campaigning, petitioning, and shouting abuse wouldn’t help anyone.  The first time I walked a grazing field with dairy farmer Jan Rowe in front of TV cameras I vowed I would make every effort to help find the truth about Bovine TB, and find a proper solution to this tragic farming problem in a way that was acceptable to all parties.  So our mission has been to save not only the badgers but the cows and the farmers too.  

Seven years later, thousands of badgers have been killed, along with a cattle regime of test and removal, with infected animals identified with the TB skin test. It’s increasingly apparent to all but the last die-hards, that Britain, using these methods, is failing in the battle against bTB.  

In fact, our failure to effectively manage bovine tuberculosis in our farm animals and wildlife is a tragedy and a scandal.  

Farmers feel powerless to deal with this disease, being compelled to follow a policy which they know is inadequate to even control its spread, let alone eradicate it by the target date of 2038. Exasperated and frustrated, it’s no wonder that they vent their anger on the badger, in a witch hunt which has alienated farming from much of the public, who see this operation as barbaric, and a waste of taxpayers’ money. 

  

It’s actually a bit too glib to blame the farmers.  And the witch-hunt analogy is not as specious as it might seem. It’s about beliefs.  If in 2018 we believed that some women became possessed by the Devil, and brought blight to our crops, disease to our animals, and death to our children, and there was no way to safeguard all that we love other than burning these women at the stake, there is no doubt that we’d be doing just that.  And we’d be saying “Well, we have to something … doing nothing is not an option”.  Only when it becomes obvious that these burnings as a policy are not solving the problem would we stop and look for a different solution.  The definition of an idiot, after all, is someone who keeps doing the same thing and expecting a different answer.  

A recent paper by Brunton et al (ref) confirmed that after the first two years of this badger cull, it was not possible to confirm any overall improvement in the prevalence of TB in cattle when farms around the cull zones as well as inside them were included in the count.  This was predicted by the conclusions of the RBCT report, on a government-backed experiment: the Randomised Badger Culling Trial concluded after 10 years during which 11 thousand badgers were killed, that “culling badgers can make no meaningful contribution to the control of bovine TB in cattle.”  But the Powers That Be weren’t listening.  They cherry picked bits of information out of context and thought they knew better. So badger killing, along with a notoriously inaccurate skin test in cattle, became the principal ‘tool in the box’ deployed in the fight against bovine TB. Is anyone really surprised that it’s not working? 

We at Save-Me felt it was time for a radical review of how we are tackling this disease, wherein all the interested parties could come together without prejudice and plan a practical, effective and popular way to control TB in both our cattle and badgers. Our recent successful seminar in December demonstrated the cooperation that is possible between what has been perceived as groups and interests with opposing views; an immediate result of the conference was the beginning of a consensus and the novel scenario of animal campaigners and scientists cooperating with farmers and vets in new approaches.  

The fact that culling badgers has not solved the problem indicates that other solutions must be found.  From now on, for the time being, at least, it will be pointless to argue the issue of whether the contribution to cattle re-infection from badgers is small or non-existent. It makes perfect sense to control infection in badgers by vaccination and look harder for mechanisms of infection within the herd.  

This is exactly the approach which has been adopted by West Country vet Dick Sibley on a Devon farm stricken by TB.  For the last three years, we as Save-Me have been collaborating with Sibley on a project to eradicate TB, which has already achieved some success.  The deal we struck was that Sibley identifies and eliminates hidden sources of infection in the herd, and we manage the badgers, by surveying them, vaccinating them and monitoring them.  Disease levels in both populations are constantly monitored using novel tests which look for the TB pathogen itself rather than the animal’s reaction to it, which is how the current skin test works.    

As an aside, it’s worth noting that until very recently we were unable to vaccinate the badgers because the vaccine was in short supply worldwide. However, this did not preclude an effective TB control plan for the cattle herd, where the main source of infection resided; undetected and unrecognised. It soon became obvious that the problem was being propagated by infected cows, not infected badgers. Logical, robust controls applied to the cattle achieved great success in reducing the infection in the herd in the first couple of years, without any interventions with the infected badgers.

Why are Sibley’s methods succeeding where others have failed? Sibley has credentials as part of the team which successfully introduced and popularised Johne’s Disease control a few years ago. He applies the same logic to bTB. He says :

“The common issue is the contamination of the environment with the infective organism, Mycobacterium bovis, which poses a biosecurity risk to both cattle and wildlife. So rather than polarising the debate around the culpability of the badger in creating this risk, we need to look at the bigger picture and see where this environmental contamination may be derived, and how we can manage it.  The use of novel, more sensitive TB tests have shown that there is a reservoir of infection in both the adult cow herd and the badger population around the farm. We consider that the cattle problem is far more significant than that of the badgers, but fully accept that both must be tackled effectively.”

But here we come to an elephant in the room. It’s called SLURRY. When we began our discussions with Dick Sibley, one of his first admonishments to us was “How can I in all conscience ignore the possible risk from badger excrement in fields where we are growing crops for feeding the cattle?” We had to concede, and this is why we agreed to embark on badger vaccination.  But in looking around the farm for possible sources of infective organisms, we naively asked the question “What happens to the slurry?”  

We discovered that twice a year, three and a half thousand tons of cow excrement is pumped out on to the fields where maize is being grown for feed. Is the slurry processed first? No – it’s raw, and this might be OK if there were no infected and infectious cows shedding into this reservoir. But Sibley’s enhanced testing regime had proved that there were just such undetected animals in the herd.  Sibley did the maths on probable levels of the infective organism on those maize fields. The levels are hundreds of times greater than could be caused by the small (and localised) badger latrines.  Little wonder that the Badgers got infected. But the cows are also eating infected food.  Worse – on some farms, the same slurry is actually pumped into the fields where cows are grazing!  Worse still, some farmers are pumping slurry from other farms on to their fields.  And worst of all, perhaps, where does this slurry end up? In the water courses, heading down the valley to the next farm.  In future years, I believe people will say, incredulously, “… and they still thought it was the badgers ? !”. 

There’s a lot to think about here, but I now believe that despondent talk about “there’s no silver bullet” will soon be considered out of date. A solution must and will be found, and we will NOT have to wait til 2038. The solution will be found in the herd.  

And for now? No more mud slinging. Just constructive cooperation towards a REAL solution to the problem of bovine TB. And no more badger killing. The witch hunt is no longer supportable as a solution.  

Brian May 

Save Me Trust

 

 

 

 

 

Germany: The Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) Calls for Clarification on Animal Exports!

 

 

Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) calls for clarification on animal exports!

 

https://www.swr.de/swraktuell/bw/tiertransporte-spd-antrag-regierung-bw/-/id=1622/did=21421028/nid=1622/t629hg/index.html

Translation of the article

The images that appeared in the SWR report (SWR television) in early March showed cattle crammed into trucks in the heat of the day, without water and food.
Transports like these should start from Baden-Württemberg (south Germany) and go to countries outside the EU, according to the report.

However, slaughter animals are no longer exporting from this land to third world countries – but breeding animals. Apparently, this happens under unworthy conditions, with numerous violations of animal welfare regulations.

Application should answer questions

“Haarsträubend”(horrific) finds that the SPD (Social Democratic Party of Germany). As the SPD announced on Wednesday, the party wants to find out with a request in the state parliament, how much the responsible Ministry of Agriculture knows about this practice. “It is obvious that violates animal welfare concerns and therefore you cannot wrap in silence,” said the SPD member of Parliament Reinhold Gall to the SWR.

Minister of Agriculture Peter Hauk (CDU = Christian Democratic Union) had been unwilling to publicize so far. “That is why we felt obliged to clarify this in parliamentary terms by means of a comprehensive list of questions.”

 

Hauk rejects allegations

 

On Wednesday evening, Agriculture Minister Hauk commented on the allegations for the first time. “I heard the accusation for the first time today,” he said in the SWR. “I cannot imagine that cattle from Baden-Württemberg were exported to third countries for slaughter purposes.”

The land animal protection officer Julia Stubenbord knows the problem of transports. She emphasized to SWR: “We have said quite clearly that Baden-Württemberg does not carry animals for slaughter, but it does export breeding animals, which in the end must also be transported to these countries.” In addition, the animals would then be slaughtered locally under the usual methods there.

Conference in February – only “show event”?
As late as February, the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Transport had decided at a round table to voluntarily refrain from marketing live animals from Baden-Württemberg for slaughter in third countries.

The SPD refers to this as a show event – it would fool something wrong, which obviously does not work in the reality of life.

 

(Following is translation of some important points in the video)

Start: it’s hot (40 degrees Celsius), it’s tight for days or even weeks during transport.
In the journey to third countries (Turkey, North Africa) many animals die on the way from exhaustion or thirst.

Extreme pictures, an unimaginable torment for the cattle.
(Second 19 in the video):

Of this problem, also knows the Land Animal Welfare Commissioner (Julia Stubenbord): “It is repeatedly and often massive maladministration and agony in the transports, even in EU countries, and regardless of whether we talk from breeding animals or Slaughter animals”.

 

(Second 43 in the video): In third world countries, the animals suffer unimaginable torments before being slaughtered. So their eyes are pricked out (48 seconds in the video), or the tendons are severed, and they are slaughtered without anesthetic.
INCLUDING ANIMALS FROM BADEN-WÜRTTEMBER (SOUTHERN GERMANY)

(1: 00 minute in the video) It is officially stated to transport only breeding animals and no slaughter animals.

Commissioner: “I am glad that the issue is being addressed, and we have said quite clearly that no slaughterhouse animal should be transported.
About that has been signed an agreement signed by the Ministry.
Of course, and last but not least, they also expect the same cruel fate as the slaughter animals, if they are transported along such a painfully long way and are slaughtered there under the usual cruel methods. “

(1:29 minutes in video) In February, the Ministry of Agriculture had decided with participants of animal transports at a conference, VOLUNTARIES to dispense the marketing of slaughter animals. We can see in the video

(1:33 minutes) the agreement signed in green color, signed by the Ministry.

We can see in the video (1:33 minutes) the agreement signed in green color, signed by the Ministry.

(2:00 minutes in the video): SPD Member of Parliament Reinhold Gall calls this a farce: “What has decided under the table has long been practice! One has decided something for the welfare of the animals, one has thus officially gone public, one gives this as a merit and does not work. What has decided under the table has long been practice! It’s just a farce” !!

(2:12 minutes in the video):
Peter Hauk (Minister of Agriculture in Baden Württemberg) commented on the following because of the pictures: “The pictures are frightening, but I cannot imagine that they come from Baden Württemberg and guarantee don`t from slaughter animals.”!!!
The SPD refers to this as a show event – it would fool something wrong, which obviously does not work in the reality of life.

It demands clarification.

 

A comment from me on this subject: if a minister says he cannot imagine that the pictures and the (illegal) transports of animals for slaughter (also) come from Baden-Württemberg, although he has pictures and documents in front of his eyes, then I think that this minister considers me either stupid or apolitical.
And the phrase alone “I cannot imagine” is not a serious expression, is dubious even infantile formulation suitable only for “Useful idiots”.

And these are all those who support a corrupt system with their meat consumption, that lies and exploits not only animals but also its citizens.
And such a system prevails also in Germany.

Best regards to all

Venus

 

Important – A ‘Must’ for Many – The SAV Translator Service.

Please spread the word about this service.

 

We think that many people who visit this site are NOT aware of how easy it is to read the information presented on the site (English) in your own native language.

So here is the simple way to do it if English is not your main language.

On the left side of the page under ‘Visitor Views’ (World Map) you should see the word ‘Translator’.  You may then need to click on this word.

A box should then appear saying ‘Select Language’.  Use the drop down and you will then be presented with a series of 100+ languages.  Select the language which you wish to read the SAV site in – the default is English.

Wait about 15 seconds and you should see that the whole site gradually converts to the language you have selected. 

 

Serbian

Мислимо да многи људи који посећују ову веб страницу нису свесни колико је лако прочитати информације представљене на сајту (енглеском) на свом матерњем језику.
Дакле, ево једноставног начина да то урадите ако енглески није ваш главни језик.
На левој страни странице под ‘Прегледи посетилаца’ (Ворлд Мап) требало би да видите реч ‘Транслатор’. Тада ћете моћи да кликнете на ову реч.
Затим се појављује кутија која говори “Изабери језик”. Користите падајући и тада ћете представити серију од 100+ језика. Изаберите језик на који желите да прочитате САВ локацију – подразумевано је енглески.
Сачекајте око 15 секунди и требало би да видите да се цијели сајт постепено претвара на језик који сте одабрали.

 

Croatian

Smatramo da mnogi ljudi koji posjete ovu stranicu NIJE svjesni koliko je lako pročitati informacije prikazane na web mjestu (engleski) na vašem materinjem jeziku.
Dakle, ovdje je jednostavan način da to učinite ako engleski nije vaš glavni jezik.
Na lijevoj strani stranice ispod “Prikazi posjetitelja” (Karta svijeta) trebali biste vidjeti riječ “Prevoditelj”. Tada ćete morati kliknuti na tu riječ.
Potom se pojavi okvir koji kaže “Odaberite jezik”. Upotrijebite padajući izbornik, a zatim ćete se prikazati s više od 100 jezika. Odaberite jezik na kojem želite pročitati web mjesto SAV – zadano je engleski.
Pričekajte oko 15 sekundi i trebali biste vidjeti da se cijela web stranica postupno pretvara u jezik koji ste odabrali.

 

Bosnia

Mislimo da mnogi ljudi koji posećuju ovu web stranicu nisu svesni koliko je lako pročitati informacije predstavljene na sajtu (engleskom) na svom maternjem jeziku.
Dakle, evo jednostavnog načina da to uradite ako engleski nije vaš glavni jezik.
Na levoj strani stranice ispod ‘Visitor Views’ (World Map) trebalo bi da vidite reč ‘Translator’. Tada ćete moći da kliknete na ovu reč.
Zatim bi se pojavila kutija koja kaže “Izbor jezika”. Koristite padajući i tada ćete predstaviti seriju od 100+ jezika. Izaberite jezik na koji želite da pročitate lokaciju SAV – podrazumevano je engleski.
Sačekajte oko 15 sekundi i trebalo bi da vidite da se cijeli sajt postepeno pretvara na jezik koji ste odabrali.

 

Indonesian

Kami berpikir bahwa banyak orang yang mengunjungi situs ini TIDAK sadar betapa mudahnya membaca informasi yang disajikan di situs (bahasa Inggris) dalam bahasa asli Anda sendiri.
Jadi di sini adalah cara sederhana untuk melakukannya jika bahasa Inggris bukan bahasa utama Anda.
Di sisi kiri halaman di bawah ‘Tampilan Pengunjung’ (Peta Dunia), Anda akan melihat kata ‘Penerjemah’. Anda mungkin perlu mengklik kata ini.
Sebuah kotak kemudian akan muncul dengan mengatakan ‘Pilih Bahasa’. Gunakan tarik-turun dan Anda akan disajikan dengan serangkaian 100+ bahasa. Pilih bahasa yang ingin Anda baca situs SAV – defaultnya adalah bahasa Inggris.
Tunggu sekitar 15 detik dan Anda akan melihat bahwa seluruh situs secara bertahap mengkonversi ke bahasa yang telah Anda pilih.

 

German

Wir denken, dass viele Leute, die diese Seite besuchen, NICHT wissen, wie einfach es ist, die auf der Website präsentierten Informationen (Englisch) in Ihrer Muttersprache zu lesen.
Also hier ist der einfache Weg, es zu tun, wenn Englisch nicht deine Hauptsprache ist.
Auf der linken Seite der Seite unter ‘Visitor Views’ (Weltkarte) sollten Sie das Wort ‘Übersetzer’ sehen. Sie müssen dann möglicherweise auf dieses Wort klicken.
In einem Feld sollte dann “Sprache auswählen” erscheinen. Verwenden Sie das Drop-Down-Menü und Sie erhalten eine Reihe von über 100 Sprachen. Wählen Sie die Sprache, in der Sie die SAV-Site lesen möchten – die Standardeinstellung ist Englisch.
Warten Sie ca. 15 Sekunden und Sie sollten sehen, dass die gesamte Website nach und nach in die von Ihnen gewählte Sprache konvertiert wird.

 

French

Nous pensons que beaucoup de personnes qui visitent ce site ne savent pas à quel point il est facile de lire l’information présentée sur le site (en anglais) dans votre propre langue maternelle.
Donc, voici la façon simple de le faire si l’anglais n’est pas votre langue principale.
Sur le côté gauche de la page, sous «Vues des visiteurs» (Carte du monde), vous devriez voir le mot «Traducteur». Vous devrez ensuite cliquer sur ce mot.
Une boîte devrait alors apparaître en disant ‘Select Language’. Utilisez la liste déroulante et vous serez alors présenté avec une série de plus de 100 langues. Sélectionnez la langue dans laquelle vous souhaitez lire le site SAV – la langue par défaut est l’anglais.
Attendez environ 15 secondes et vous devriez voir que l’ensemble du site se convertit progressivement à la langue que vous avez sélectionnée.

 

Italian

Pensiamo che molte persone che visitano questo sito NON siano consapevoli di quanto sia facile leggere le informazioni presentate sul sito (inglese) nella propria lingua madre.
Quindi, ecco il modo semplice per farlo se l’inglese non è la tua lingua principale.
Sul lato sinistro della pagina, sotto “Viste visitatori” (Mappa del mondo), dovresti vedere la parola “Traduttore”. Potrebbe quindi essere necessario fare clic su questa parola.
A questo punto dovrebbe apparire una casella che dice “Seleziona lingua”. Usa il menu a discesa e ti verrà presentata una serie di oltre 100 lingue. Seleziona la lingua in cui desideri leggere il sito di SAV: il valore predefinito è l’inglese.
Attendi circa 15 secondi e dovresti vedere che l’intero sito si trasforma gradualmente nella lingua che hai selezionato.

 

Spanish

Creemos que muchas personas que visitan este sitio NO son conscientes de lo fácil que es leer la información presentada en el sitio (inglés) en su propio idioma.
Así que aquí está la manera simple de hacerlo si el inglés no es su idioma principal.
En el lado izquierdo de la página debajo de “Vistas de visitantes” (Mapa mundial) debería ver la palabra “Traductor”. Es posible que deba hacer clic en esta palabra.
A continuación, aparecerá un cuadro que dice ‘Seleccionar idioma’. Use el menú desplegable y luego se le presentará una serie de más de 100 idiomas. Seleccione el idioma en el que desea leer el sitio SAV; el valor predeterminado es inglés.
Espere unos 15 segundos y debería ver que todo el sitio se convierte gradualmente al idioma que ha seleccionado.

 

Swedish

Vi tycker att många som besöker denna webbplats inte känner till hur lätt det är att läsa informationen som presenteras på webbplatsen (engelska) på ditt eget modersmål.
Så här är det enkla sättet att göra det om engelska inte är ditt huvudspråk.
På vänster sida av sidan under “Visitor Views” (World Map) ska du se ordet “Translator”. Du kan då behöva klicka på det här ordet.
En ruta bör då visas och säga ‘Välj språk’. Använd nedrullningen och du kommer då att presenteras med en serie på 100 + språk. Välj det språk du vill läsa SAV-webbplatsen i. Standarden är engelska.
Vänta ca 15 sekunder och du bör se att hela webbplatsen gradvis omvandlas till det språk du har valt.

 

Icelandic

Við teljum að margir sem heimsækja þessa síðu séu EKKI meðvitaðir um hversu auðvelt það er að lesa þær upplýsingar sem fram koma á síðunni (ensku) á þínu eigin móðurmáli.
Svo hér er einföld leiðin til að gera það ef enska er ekki aðalmálið þitt.
Á vinstri hlið síðunnar undir ‘Visitor Views’ (World Map) ættirðu að sjá orðið ‘Þýðandi’. Þú gætir þurft að smella á þetta orð.
A kassi ætti þá að birtast með því að segja ‘Veldu tungumál’. Notaðu fellilistann og þú verður síðan kynntur með 100+ tungumálum. Veldu tungumálið sem þú vilt lesa SAV síðuna inn – sjálfgefið er enska.
Bíddu um 15 sekúndur og þú ættir að sjá að allt síða breytist smám saman á tungumálið sem þú hefur valið.

 

Polish

Uważamy, że wiele osób odwiedzających tę stronę NIE ma świadomości, jak łatwo jest odczytać informacje prezentowane na stronie (w języku angielskim) we własnym ojczystym języku.
Oto prosty sposób, aby zrobić to, jeśli angielski nie jest twoim głównym językiem.
Po lewej stronie strony pod “Widokami odwiedzających” (mapa świata) powinieneś zobaczyć słowo “Tłumacz”. Możesz wtedy kliknąć to słowo.
Następnie powinno pojawić się okno z napisem “Wybierz język”. Użyj menu rozwijanego, a następnie pojawi się seria ponad 100 języków. Wybierz język, w którym chcesz przeczytać stronę SAV – domyślnie jest to język angielski.
Zaczekaj około 15 sekund i powinieneś zobaczyć, że cała strona stopniowo konwertuje się na wybrany język.

 

Portuguese

Acreditamos que muitas pessoas que visitam este site NÃO estão cientes de como é fácil ler as informações apresentadas no site (inglês) em seu próprio idioma nativo.
Então, aqui está a maneira mais simples de fazer isso se o inglês não for sua língua principal.
No lado esquerdo da página, em “Visualizações do visitante” (Mapa do mundo), você verá a palavra “Tradutor”. Você pode então precisar clicar nesta palavra.
Uma caixa deve aparecer dizendo “Selecionar idioma”. Use o menu suspenso e você será apresentado a uma série de mais de 100 idiomas. Selecione o idioma no qual você deseja ler o site do SAV – o padrão é o inglês.
Espere cerca de 15 segundos e você verá que todo o site é convertido gradualmente para o idioma selecionado.

 

Romanian

Credem că mulți oameni care vizitează acest site NU știu cât de ușor este să citiți informațiile prezentate pe site (în limba engleză) în propria voastră limbă maternă.
Deci, aici este modul simplu de a face acest lucru dacă limba engleză nu este limba dvs. principală.
În partea stângă a paginii, sub “Vizualizări ale vizitatorilor” (Harta mondială), ar trebui să vedeți cuvântul “Traducător”. Poate că trebuie să faceți clic pe acest cuvânt.
Apoi o casetă ar trebui să apară “Select Language”. Utilizați meniul derulant și apoi veți fi prezentat cu o serie de peste 100 de limbi. Selectați limba în care doriți să citiți site-ul SAV – implicit este engleza.
Așteptați aproximativ 15 secunde și ar trebui să vedeți că întregul site se transformă treptat în limba pe care ați selectat-o.

 

 

Russian

Мы считаем, что многие люди, которые посещают этот сайт, НЕ знают о том, как легко читать информацию, представленную на сайте (на английском языке) на вашем родном языке.
Итак, вот простой способ сделать это, если английский не является вашим основным языком.
В левой части страницы в разделе «Просмотров посетителей» (Карта мира) вы должны увидеть слово «Переводчик». Тогда вам может понадобиться щелкнуть по этому слову.
Затем появится окно с надписью «Выбрать язык». Используйте раскрывающийся список, и вам будет представлена серия из 100 языков. Выберите язык, на котором вы хотите прочитать сайт SAV: по умолчанию используется английский.
Подождите около 15 секунд, и вы увидите, что весь сайт постепенно переходит на выбранный вами язык.

 

Dutch

We denken dat veel mensen die deze site bezoeken zich NIET bewust zijn van hoe gemakkelijk het is om de informatie op de site (Engels) in uw eigen moedertaal te lezen.
Dus hier is de eenvoudige manier om het te doen als Engels niet je hoofdtaal is.
Aan de linkerkant van de pagina onder ‘Bezoekersweergaven’ (Wereldkaart) zou je het woord ‘Vertaler’ moeten zien. Mogelijk moet u dan op dit woord klikken.
Er verschijnt dan een vak met de tekst ‘Selecteer taal’. Gebruik de vervolgkeuzelijst en je krijgt dan een reeks van meer dan 100 talen te zien. Selecteer de taal waarin u de SAV-site wilt lezen – de standaardinstelling is Engels.
Wacht ongeveer 15 seconden en je zou moeten zien dat de hele site geleidelijk wordt omgezet in de taal die je hebt geselecteerd.

 

Macedonian

Сметаме дека многу луѓе кои ја посетуваат оваа страница не се свесни колку е лесно да се прочитаат информациите презентирани на сајтот (англиски) на вашиот мајчин јазик.
Значи тука е едноставен начин да се направи ако англискиот не ти е главен јазик.
На левата страна на страницата под “Посетители” (Светска карта) треба да го видите зборот “Преведувач”. Потоа можеби ќе треба да кликнете на овој збор.
Потоа треба да се појави кутија со зборот “Избери јазик”. Користете го паѓачкото ме, а потоа ќе ви бидат презентирани серија од 100+ јазици. Изберете го јазикот за кој сакате да го прочитате сајтот SAV – стандардно е англискиот.
Почекајте околу 15 секунди и треба да видите дека целото место постепено се конвертира во јазикот што сте го избрале.

 

 

 

 

 

30/3/18 – Easter Message – For the Animals, Every Day is a ‘Good’ Friday.

 

 

Subject: For the animals every day is a ‘Good Friday’

 

“Easter triumph of Love, Pessach holy …”
Easter is coming in a few days, like every year.
And it is always accompanied by some thousands of tons of blood and flesh of massacred animals creatures, so that we do not forget a bloodthirsty tradition which although is not ours, anyway and because of our insatiable oral lust, even unites us with all religions, when it comes to the tasteful treats of animal corpses.
“Easter! day of joy and love, corpse eaters of all countries, unite! “

May be, in no other holiday season do we find such shocking and inhuman expressions as in the “celebration of Love”: “milk lamb, with neat tender meat like butter, from  free country attitude, 3 euros a kilo”!
And while they are almost all busy finding the best corpse at the best price to sign an outdated religious tradition with the blood dripping from the mouth of the contract obedience, some others are standing at the opposite, and thinking with disgust: “I could puke”.
Not just some sensitive philosophies, some reactionary.
The advanced are these, the innovators, some ethically developed people, the deniers of violence, pain, animal crime, – those who do not participate in the circus of Easter bloodshed this day.

 

Easter Lamb – Take Your Choice !

 

To them I address today my message!

Do not waste indignation and anger on the empath less people, the unworthy, the barbarian.

Do not give up your principles, because you are afraid to be excluded from the festive table.

It is not your duty to give a “logical” answer as to why you are not eating the same as the corpse eaters at Easter.

We are not the ones who have to explain why we are not murdering, why we do not torture, why we do not deprive the lives of some creatures with the fascist logic of the stronger.

These other are the killers, they must be accountable.
Against the thousands of babies who, with their consent, are slaughtered raw and unconscious in the name of love, and  in the name of a god.
And if some of them would call the slaughter of the lamb at Easter as a symbol of honor to Christ, who was crucified for us, I would answer them that Christ chose it alone, but nobody asked the lamb.

We, therefore, who stand on the opposite side, the observers of this shameful and unjust slaughterhouse of this day, are not alone, we are many.
A billion vegetarians and vegans live on the planet, a billion people who refuse to fill their stomachs with animal corpses.

And every day we grow stronger.

“Do not kill” says the fifth commandment and up to date it concerns only murder of human beings.
We have extended this commandment and also kept it for non-human animals.
That’s why we will give lives in this Easter, in this year again, we will not waste lives because of  some ‘tradition’.
Consequent with the rules of an anti-racist ethics that recognizes and respects the right to life, freedom, joy for every living being.

I wish all readers and friends from SAV a bloodless Easter;

Venus

 

 

Above – Easter Bunny

Below – Easter Slaughter.

Children Enjoy The Results Of Their Easter Bunny Hunt

 

Further Actions On Serbian Fur Farming – Write To Your Embassy Now.

Regarding our recent post on Serbian fur farming which was worked at as a campaign with ’Respect for Animals’ (England)

http://www.respectforanimals.org/

http://www.respectforanimals.org/serbia/

and the ’Fur Free Alliance’ (International); https://www.furfreealliance.com/  which can be fully viewed at:

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2018/03/23/serbia-we-now-launch-the-new-petition-with-respect-for-animals-to-ensure-that-serbia-introduces-its-fur-farming-ban-in-2019-your-support-needed-to-do-this/

we are inviting everyone to make immediate contact with the Serbian embassy in ’their’ nation to send a letter of protest.  Use the links below to find ’your’ embassy in your country.  This is followed by a Sample Letter which you can copy; or amend as required.

To find your national Serbian embassy; contacts and their e mail addresses; use the following sites:

 

https://www.embassypages.com/serbia

 

This one is probably the best and more formal:

 

http://mfa.gov.rs/en/embassies/serbian-diplomatic-missions/serbian-embassies

 

 

 

SAMPLE LETTER TO COPY AND SEND; or amend to your own requirements.

 

To ???? – this will depend on the nation in which you live and ‘your’ Serbian embassy.

Ambassador of Serbia

URGENT REQUEST : re the Serbian ban on fur farming that is to take effect

 

Excellency,

We are writing with regard to the Serbian ban on fur farming that is to take effect on January 1st 2019. We were alarmed to find that the Serbian legislation to end fur farming was discussed during a regular meeting of the Sector for Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of the National Assembly of Serbia, held on 20 February 2018. In accordance with the Animal Welfare Act 2009, the Serbian ban on the widely-condemned practice of fur farming is due to become effective in 2019. In the last nine years Serbian fur farmers have thus been given the opportunity to transition to a more economically stable and sustainable industry. With less than one year left before the transitional period runs out, any change to the previously agreed upon legislation would raise serious questions regarding the Serbian legislative process.

The fact is that, in the last two decades, 16 European countries have voted for legislation to end or limit fur farming, most recently the Czech Republic and Germany. Due to the significant ethical concerns and serious animal welfare problems associated with fur farming, legislation to ban the cruel practice entirely has been passed in the United Kingdom, Austria, The Netherlands, Slovenia, Croatia, the Republic of Macedonia, Czech Republic and in the Walloon and Brussels regions of Belgium as well as in San Francisco and other cities in the United States, which recently banned entirely the sale of fur. Even in Norway and in Denmark – the heartlands of the fur farming industry – legislators have taken steps, to either ban the industry entirely (Norway) or partially (fox farming is banned in Denmark), on the grounds of animal welfare. Hungary is another country where a partial ban on fur farming is in place.

Due to stricter welfare regulations, fur farming has been entirely phased out in Switzerland and partially phased out in Sweden, where neither foxes nor chinchillas can be bred for fur. Recently the German government voted for stricter regulations that will see fur farms in Germany close their doors by 2022. Furthermore, debates on fur farming bans are currently ongoing in Poland, Luxembourg and Belgium. Public opinion polls consistently show that fur farming is considered unacceptable by the majority of citizens in countries across Europe. There is an increasing awareness on animal welfare issues and ethical concerns on the uses to which animals are put in society. It is therefore of upmost importance that political discussions on chinchilla farming are factually correct and supported by science. Both the short-tailed chinchilla and the long-tailed chinchilla are listed as critically endangered species on the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources List of Threatened Species. Short-tailed chinchillas are considered to be extinct in Bolivia and Peru, but are suspected to be recovering in other areas. In 1996, there were only 42 colonies of long-tailed chinchillas left, and the population has declined ever since. The fur industry’s claim that breeding chinchillas for fur benefits the conservation of the species is incorrect, indeed it is the fur trade itself that is responsible for the depletion of the species.

Given the fact that chinchillas are the only animals raised for fur in Serbia, it is important that scientific facts on chinchilla farming are taking into consideration when fur farming legislation is at stake. A large number of veterinarians and animal welfare experts agree that it is impossible to ensure the welfare of chinchillas in factory farms. Keeping chinchillas in small cages prevents them from running and jumping (a species-specific behavior of chinchillas), and from engaging in social behavior that would satisfy their natural needs. Although chinchillas in nature are monogamous, under fur farming conditions they are forced to mate with multiple males, by wearing a polygamous necklace that restrains them from moving.  Furthermore, the unnatural conditions in which chinchillas are kept and bred causes stress related abnormal stereotypical behavior, fear, reproductive disorders and offspring mortality. The natural life expectancy of chinchillas is between 10 and 20 years, but chinchillas bred for fur live 8 months on average. To prevent damaging their pelts, chinchillas are electrocuted on Serbian fur farms, a killing method that is widely condemned as inhumane.

Animal fur is a non-essential fashion product which cannot be produced in an ethical way. Animals bred for fur are kept in tiny wire mesh cages for their entire lives and killed by inhumane, painful methods. In today’s society, modern consumers are increasingly aware of the animal welfare problems on fur farms and are not willing to buy products of extreme animal cruelty. Consequently, an increasing number of international fashion houses are making commitments to drop animal fur from their collections.

We urge Serbia to stay true to your legislative commitment to ban the farming of animals for fur. We ask that you uphold the wishes of the public and the politicians who voted in favor of the Animal Welfare Act 2009 and end this internationally condemned industry from operating in your country, as previously agreed, by January 1st 2019.

Thank you for your attention to this very important and urgent matter.

Respectfully,

 

Your name and nationality (and e mail addy if you wish).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

England: Mozza Speaks The Truth; As Usual.

 

“The shame of beloved Mexico”!

 

I felt delight this week to see serial killer Karla de los Angeles justifiably gored in a bullring in Mexico City against her largely defenseless opponent.

Make no mistake: there is no such thing as bullfighting. For the torment and slaughter of each bull there is an avowed plan and a strict script, so therefore there is no possibility of a contest of any kind.

Yet there is the illusion of contest and action even if the order of events is very efficient – so efficient, in fact, that whenever the bull “wins” it is reported that the event has ‘gone wrong’. But why could anything go wrong if a contest is fair?

Whenever the matador is suddenly at a disadvantage, other matadors rush to her/his aid, and they stab the bull. However, the bull is not allowed support from other bulls should he find himself similarly in trouble. For this reason, the event is superficial and can only appeal to people who have no intelligence.

Driven by perverted impulse, Karla de los Angeles wants to kill another being that has actually posed no threat to her, and her radio comment following this week’s failed attempt to out-wit a dying bull had de los Angeles confessing:
“I am sad because I could not cut off the bull’s ear.”

Well, Karla, please understand this: we are sad that the bull did not come away with YOUR ear.

 

Most tourist guides still list ‘bullfighting’ as a sport, yet nothing about the event is sporting.

In actual and undeniable fact, it ought to be listed in travel publications as ‘torture’ because to the intelligent mind, it does not qualify for any other description.

This torture of bulls provides a small degree of employment in Mexico, as does the torture of humans at the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. The fact that some people will pay money to watch bull torture is immaterial because, after all, paedophilia presumably entertains the paedophile, but no one has yet described paedophilia as a sport.

The lack of moral heroism from Karla de los Angeles and her co-killers Hilda Tenorio and Lupita Lopez represents the very worst aspects of Mexican life, and for 2015 I wish all three women the very worst, for the very worst is their rightful due.”

– letter posted on official website of the singer and animal rights activist Morrissey at the time that the Mexican female bullfighter Karla de Los Angeles was hit by a bull in December 2014.
http://true-to-you.net/morrissey_news_150102_01

 

 

 

 

Serbia: We Now Launch The New Petition With ‘Respect for Animals’ To Ensure That Serbia Introduces Its Fur Farming Ban In 2019. Your Support Needed To Do This.

 

We are not a specialist organisation which campaigns against the fur trade; but we do know a few who do ! – we have always supported a fur farming ban anywhere and everywhere; as you can see on this site.  So when the issue of problems with the proposed Serbian fur farming ban came up; we were happy to become involved and call on our specialist friends to help us with a campaign.  Here is the result:

For many, many weeks now, SAV have been directly working covertly with specific Serbian campaigners; the leading UK anti fur organisation; ‘Respect for Animals’  http://www.respectforanimals.org/  and the ‘Fur Free Alliance’ https://www.furfreealliance.com/  regarding the situation for animals used in fur production in Serbia.

 

http://www.respectforanimals.org/serbia/

 

By current legislation, Serbia is supposed to ban fur farming from 1/1/19.  Effectively it has the rest of this year (2018) to be allowed to continue with fur farming.  After that the ban should come nationally into force.  The Serbian law for animal welfare states that under Article 89; the breeding of animals for fur production is forbidden from 1/1/2019.

 

 

Above and below – Inside a Serbian Chinchilla Fur Farm.

 

 

Despite the industry having the past 10 years to accept and undertake changes in accordance with the legislation banning fur farming; some politicians and all of the fur breeders in Serbia want the law to be changed; effectively banning the ban.  One MP, and the person who is also the President of the Committee for Agriculture, Mr Marijan Risticevic. wants the proposed ban to be stopped and for fur farming to continue after 1st January 2019.  Effectively they want to change national Article 89 legislation after 9+ years specifically for their own interests.

 

According to the animal welfare law of 2009 to which the fur ban relates; Article 7 point 37 declares that the BAN on the breeding of animals for fur (Article 89) will commence on 1/1/2019.

 

As animal welfare campaigners; we are fighting for the fur ban to remain in place for the 2019 introduction.  After all, the industry has had 9+ years to date now to prepare itself for the ban.

 

http://www.respectforanimals.org/serbia/

 

 

Firstly, we need to give some information on fur farms within Serbia:

According to information we have, there are currently 32 Chinchilla farms in Serbia where the animals are used for fur (garment) production.  Each of these farms has different numbers of animals; but 2,500 (per farm) is not uncommon.

We can say the fur farms above seem to be officially documented by the Ministry as fur farms.  What does not appear to be documented is:

The maximum capacity for each of the farms; and how many animals are actually kept there at the present time

There appears to be nothing written about the origin of the animals kept on the farms (see CITES etc below); including their sex; where they are skinned or what is done with the animal carcass after the pelt has been removed.  The issue of carcass disposal is important as it may relate to contamination of water tables used for human water consumption.

An original request was made for work permit information of all these farms back in June 2015.  It was only in August 2017 that the information requested was provided by the Serbian Ministry of Agriculture; even then only after the Commissioner for information of public interest demanded that the Ministry forwarded this information.

Serbian campaign group EPAR asked that the veterinary inspection section of the Ministry to visit all of the 32 fur producing farms

From the visits, they also asked that the government inspection team(s) establishes the origin of each individual Chinchilla animal and the origin of the first pair of chinchillas at each farm.

Chinchilla it must be remembered is an ‘Alohtone’ species to Serbia; which means that it is not natural to Serbia.  Alhotone species have come into human activity within Serbia; and as such, they are living outside of their native or natural distribution range.  In other words, Chinchilla used for fur production in Serbia are not a native animal species within Serbia.

 

http://www.respectforanimals.org/serbia/

 

Chinchilla are native to the Andes mountains regions of South America. 

The chinchilla has the densest fur of all mammals that live on land. The chinchilla is named after the Chincha people of the Andes, who once wore its dense, velvet-like fur.

A single, full-length coat made from chinchilla fur may require as many as 150 pelts, as chinchillas are relatively small.  Though it is illegal to hunt wild chinchillas in South America, the wild animals are now on the verge of becoming extinct because of continued illegal hunting. Domesticated chinchillas are still bred for fur.

 

Serbian campaigners asked the Ministry to provide CITES documentation proof for the import of every animal which was not born in Serbia; but instead imported into Serbia. CITES is the ‘Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species’ of Wild Fauna and Flora, also known as the Washington Convention) is a multilateral treaty to protect endangered plants and animals.

They also asked for photo documentation of the conditions under which animals were being kept on fur farms in Serbia.  This was to take into account the water provided and what was done with ‘dirty’ water from the farms; the methods of killing used on each farm and also what chemicals (including their waste products) were used on each farm.  Lots of very specific and detailed information was requested.

 

 

Now we are very pleased to launch the petition to keep the Serbian ban from 1/1/19.

Here is the link on the Respect for Animals site which you sign.

 

http://www.respectforanimals.org/serbia/

 

Please note that after you have given a few basic details to sign, you will also need to complete the Verification code which is shown before you can send the petition in your name.  This is important and must be done to add your name to the petition.

 

Please crosspost the petition link to all your contacts and get them to sign.

 

Thanks SAV, Slavica and ‘Respect for Animals’.

 

 

Potpišite ODMAH i podržite zabranu uzgoja životinja radi krzna u Srbiji!

Zbog nedavnog velikog napretka pokreta protiv krzna u Srbiji, industrija krzna trenutno vrši ogroman pritisak na Vladu Srbije kako bi se odložila zabrana uzgoja životinja radi krzna (koja treba da stupi na snagu 1.1.2019. godine) – prateći primer Bosne.

Na skorašnjem sastanku Odbora za poljoprivredu, šumarstvo i vodoprivredu Narodne skupštine Srbije, održanom 20. februara 2018, šireni su propaganda i dezinformacije u vezi sa uzgojem činčila radi krzna. Pošto bi se glasanje Skupštine u vezi sa amandmanima moglo odviti kroz par nedelja, moramo biti brzi. Već smo pisali srpskim političarima, a srpskom parlamentu je poslato i pismo od strane Fur Free Alliance – međunarodne koalicije za borbu protiv krzna.

Potrebna nam je vaša pomoć u potpisivanju pisma ambasadi Srbije kako bismo zajedno ubedili Vladu Srbije da ostane pri Zakonu o dobrobiti životinja iz 2009. i proglasi kraj uzgoju životinja radi krzna  1.1.2019. godine.

Uzgajivači krzna u Srbiji hoće da odlože zabranu za 10 GODINA. Molimo Srbiju da proglasi kraj ove industrije koja se osuđuje širom sveta (na osnovu prethodnog dogovora) do 1. januara 2019. U ime životinja koje pate, PRIDRUŽITE NAM SE.

 

 

PISMO AMBASADI SRBIJE: CEO TEKST (letter of the Embassy of Serbia:  full text )

Obraćamo vam se u vezi sa zabranom uzgoja životinja radi krzna u Srbiji koja treba da stupi na snagu 1. januara 2019.

Uznemirilo nas je otkriće da je pomenuta zabrana bila predmet rasprave tokom redovnog sastanka Odbora za poljoprivredu, šumarstvo i vodoprivredu Narodne skupštine Srbije, održanog 20. februara 2018.

U skladu sa Zakonom o dobrobiti životinja 2009, zabrana uveliko osuđivane prakse uzgoja životinja radi krzna u Srbiji treba da stupi na snagu 2019. godine. Srpski uzgajivači krzna su, dakle, u prethodnih devet godina imali priliku da pređu na ekonomski stabilniju i održiviju delatnost. Bilo kakva promena prethodno dogovorenog zakona manje od godinu dana do isteka prelaznog perioda povlači ozbiljna pitanja u vezi sa srpskim zakonodavnim procesom.

Činjenica je da je, u poslednje dve decenije, 16 evropskih zemalja izglasalo zakone kojima se zabranjuje ili ograničava uzgoj životinja radi krzna, najskorije Češka i Nemačka. Zbog značajnih etičkih briga i ozbiljnih problema dobrobiti povezanih sa držanjem životinja radi krzna, zakon o potpunoj zabrani ove okrutne prakse usvojen je u Velikoj Britaniji, Austriji, Holandiji, Sloveniji, Hrvatskoj, Makedoniji, Češkoj i u dve regije Belgije, Valoniji i Briselu. Čak i u Norveškoj i Danskoj – srcima industrije krzna – zakonodavci su počeli sa preduzimanjem mera da ili potpuno (Norveška) ili delimično (uzgoj lisica radi krzna je zabranjen u Danskoj) zabrane industriju krzna, na osnovu interesovanja za dobrobit životinja. Mađarska je još jedna zemlja u kojoj je na snazi delimična zabrana uzgoja životinja radi krzna.

Zahvaljujući strožim regulacijama o dobrobiti životinja, uzgoj životinja radi krzna je u potpunosti iščezao iz Švajcarske i delimično iz Švedske, gde ni lisice ni činčile ne smeju biti uzgajane radi krzna. Skoro je Vlada Nemačke glasala za strože regulacije koje će do 2022. godine dovesti do zatvaranja farmi krzna u Nemačkoj. Nadalje, pregovori o zabranama farmi krzna još uvek se vode u Poljskoj, Luksemburgu i Belgiji.

Ankete javnog mnjenja konzistentno pokazuju da većina građana zemalja Evrope uzgoj životinja radi krzna smatra neprihvatljivim. Postoji porast svesti o pitanjima dobrobiti životinja i etičkim brigama o načinu na koji društvo iskorišćava životinje. Stoga je od izrazite važnosti da su političke diskusije u vezi sa uzgojem činčila faktualno tačne i naučno potvrđene.

I kratkorepa i dugorepa činčila su na IUCN listi kritično ugroženih vrsta (IUCN – Međunarodna unija za očuvanje prirode i prirodnih resursa). Kratkorepe činčile se smatraju istrebljenim iz Bolivije i Perua, ali se naslućuje njihovo obnavljanje u drugim područjima. Godine 1996. preostale su samo 42 kolonije dugorepih činčila, a od tada je populacija samo opadala. Tvrdnja industrije da uzgoj činčila radi krzna doprinosi očuvanju vrste netačna je, zapravo je trgovina krznom ta koja je odgovorna za smanjenje broja jedinki vrste.

 

Pošto su činčile jedine životinje koje se drže radi krzna u Srbiji, važno je uzeti u obzir naučne činjenice o uzgoju činčila onda kada se zakon o uzgoju životinja radi krzna stavlja na kocku. Veliki broj veterinara i stručnjaka za dobrobit životinja se slaže da je nemoguće osigurati dobrobit činčila na farmama. Držanje činčila u malim kavezima sprečava ih da trče i skaču (ponašanje specifično za činčile), i da se upuštaju u društveno ponašanje koje bi zadovoljilo njihove prirodne potrebe. Mada su činčile u prirodi monogamne, pod uslovima farmi krzna ženke su prisiljene na parenje sa velikim brojem mužjaka, tako što im se stavljaju ’’ogrlice za poligamnost’’ koje ih sprečavaju u kretanju. Nadalje, neprirodni uslovi u kojima se činčile drže i razmnožavaju prouzrokuju stres, abnormalno stereotipno ponašanje, strah, reproduktivne poremećaje i uginuće potomstva.

Prirodni životni vek činčila je između 10 i 20 godina, međutim činčile uzgajane radi krzna u proseku žive 8 meseci. Kako bi se sprečilo oštećenje kože i dlake, činčile se na srpskim farmama ubijaju strujnim udarom, metodom koja se uveliko smatra nehumanom.

Životinjsko krzno nije neophodan modni proizvod i ne može se proizvesti na etički prihvatljiv način. Životinje uzgojene radi krzna drže se u malenim žičanim kavezima čitavih njihovih života i ubijaju se nehumanim, bolnim metodama. U društvu današnjice, moderni potrošači su sve svesniji problema dobrobiti životinja na farmama krzna i nisu voljni da kupuju proizvode ekstremne okrutnosti prema životinjama. Kao posledica toga, sve veći broj internacionalnih modnih kuća se posvećuje izostavljanju životinjskog krzna iz svojih kolekcija.

Podstičemo vas – Srbiju – da ostanete pri svom zakonu o zabrani uzgoja životinja radi krzna. Molimo vas da podržite želje javnosti i političara koji su glasali u korist Zakona o dobrobiti životinja 2009. i u svojoj zemlji – kako je prethodno dogovoreno, do 1. januara 2019 – okončate ovu industriju koja se osuđuje širom sveta.

 

Aleksandra Dudić

Solidarno za životinje i prirodu, Beograd,

nevladina organizacija

Pere Segedinca 5

11070 Beograd

tel 064/151-4554

  1. adresa: sindikatzazivotinje@gmail.com

 

 

 

England: Donations; What Donations ???

From today; 22/3; there will be NO MORE appeals on SAV.

If people want to give anything, then they go to SAV Facebook and do it independently.

For years (like 12) we have tried to ask Serbian groups and shelters to unite and fight against the corrupt and illegal actions of the Serbian government and authorities.

When people see a fight against the illegal system then maybe they will give money to help the shelters.

People will not give, and give, and give; only to see very little united fight in return.  This way it will never change – shelters keep asking for money; expecting people to donate; and yet they do not get together to form an opposition to the corrupt and illegal activities happening in Serbia.

From now there will be no more appeals on SAV unless we see Serbian shelters and campaigners unite against the government.  12 years of asking for this and we have not really got anywhere.

From now, SAV (this site) will possibly only be producing new data once or twice a week.  We are fed up doing a lot on the site for very little positive action.  There is no point us trying to do appeals and petitions etc when we see nothing in the way of return action.  Is this not what caused a lot of German organisations to call it a day in Serbia over the years ?

From now- things change at SAV.

 

This post will stay as the header page for ?? – we are now in no rush to do any updates or appeals.

They don’t seem to get any real response; so what is the point ?

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22/3/18.  Appeal update.

 

Regarding our recent appeal to help KUCI, KIKI and LELA:

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2018/03/20/serbia-time-is-running-out-to-help-kiki-kuci-and-lela-we-have-tried-to-help-where-are-you/

We have now managed to secure help for the dogs through to the end of April.

Here is a mail we have had from Jasna; we have edited the mail to remove names of helpers / donors:

Pozdrav Mark,

thank you for the appeal.  I wrote to them (German donors) and with gratitude asked whether I can use that donation for April because it will definitely be the same and necessary. They were arranged so I will use it to actually cover the March and the announcement will remain for March to reach April… you’ve helped me a lot and now it can be a bit easier.

I’ll publicly thank everyone on the group because I’m very grateful for the help.

So, March and April will be covered.

So now we have managed (with the help of a very specific few donors) to secure help for the dogs through until the end of April.

But we are very unhappy that despite the appeal going out on SAV and also SAV Facebook; effectively reaching over 1300 members on Facebook and around 300+ supporters on SAV EACH DAY;  we only got donations from 2 supporters ! – Bilkis Satar and Thordur Gislason.

We thank them very much for their kind help  –  Thordur always gives a very worthwhile amount and he donates to many appeals very regularly; so we thank him for his support once again.

 

All we asked was that people give a few Euros to help save lives – donate instead of buying that take away coffee in the morning for example – what 2,3 or 4 Euros ? – small amounts that would have all added up to help save lives.  Instead; we got very little support apart from ourselves and the 2 people mentioned above.  The rest we had to cover ourselves and with a combined response via a specific German supporters  who wishes to remain anonymous.

One really has to ask if it is worth taking time to put together all the appeals on SAV and SAV Facebook when nobody can be bothered to give anything back in return to help.  Yes, people expect to come to the site and see new posts there all the time; which is all compiled on a voluntary basis; and which takes time and effort.  We do it to try and raise attention of animal issues; and for all our work we get nothing in return – animals continue to be hungry and they continue to be cold and in need of forever homes.

 

Is the response the same for all the petitions we publish ? – nothing ?

Where are all the ‘animal people’ – the visitors and members of SAV Facebook ?

Donating the price of a cup of coffee to help save lives is not too mush to ask, is it ?

Please, next time we do appeals; do not leave the task of sorting the problem to just a few – give a little; and together the ‘littles’ add up quickly to reach the desired amount.

Mark.

We don’t do appeals just because we enjoy doing them – we do them with the hope that supporters and members will give just a little in return !

Please Help – yes he is asking for donations.

 

 

 

UK: Free From The Shackles Of The EU, UK Farm Subsidies Should Be Spent On Making Farm Animals’ Lives Better.

SAV Comment – we always argued that once free from the shackles of EU law; and by taking back control; the UK could improve on so many things. 

Farm animal welfare will be one of those things.  82% of the British public want to see better animal welfare in the UK – and it is pretty good anyway ! – farmers to be paid to invest in higher animal welfare standards while ensuring they are not undercut in any new trade deals.  Shows what you can actually do when you leave the crappy EU.  If only other EU nations would vote to get out as well !

 

Brexit news: Farm subsidies should be spent on making farm animals’ lives better – report

BREXIT should herald a new age for animals with farmers being paid by taxpayers to improve the lives of pigs, cows and chickens, say welfare campaigners.

More than 80 per cent of consumers want post-Brexit farm subsidies used to achieve world class animal welfare and banish some of the “legal” conditions livestock endure today.The vision – contained in the report titled Into the Fold: Targeted Help for Farmers to Improve Animal Welfare – is supported by huge 82 per cent of the public.

Among the many ways taxpayers’ cash could help farmers is providing £20million a year to cover the costs of pigs’ straw bedding, a so reducing tail-biting and lesions suffered by the animals.

 

RSPCA head of public affairs David Bowles said: “Leaving the EU and nationalising the farming support system presents Governments with a once-in-a-generation chance to radically transform the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) into a British policy for higher animal welfare and sustainable land management.

“We have set out a highly workable two-tier proposal for farmers to be paid to invest in higher animal welfare standards while ensuring they are not undercut in any new trade deals. 

“These proposals are based on the reality of available budgets and offer pragmatic, viable solutions to enforcement and comply with World Trade rules.”

Mr Bowles added: “People in the UK care about how their food is produced and our recent survey shows a vast majority of the public (82 per cent) want to see subsidies used to improve animal welfare.

 

Full article – https://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/934992/Brexit-farm-subsidies-animal-welfare-food-standards?utm_source=CRM&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=farm_subsidies_spent_on_animal_welfare&utm_campaign=Brexit_email

 

Gutless EU: European Parliament Party presidents favour ‘implementation report’ over Parliamentary inquiry.

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2018/03/20/serbia-time-is-running-out-to-help-kiki-kuci-and-lela-we-have-tried-to-help-where-are-you/

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2018/03/19/serbia-pippa-needs-a-forver-home-urgently-urgent-we-can-only-keep-her-until-26-03-18/

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SAV Comment – What a surprise ! – they never have and never will properly address the issue of live animal transport.  And then they have the audacity to ask why the UK is leaving the EU ? – to get away from useless gutless tools like them.  Also shows how ineffective MEP’s and the EU Parliament really is.

European Parliament Party presidents favour ‘implementation report’ over Parliamentary inquiry, against the will of 223 MEPs

 

In the past 10 years over 200 reports denounced the terrible conditions of animals transported alive to the Commission and over a million European citizens have asked European institutions twice to fundamentally change this reality.

Yet, transported alive for up to several days or weeks without receiving feed, water and veterinary care, animals continue to experience the worst suffering every day, in disrespect of 21st century values and legislation.

We have seen many petitions and resolutions” said MEP Maria Noichl, Vice-President of the European Parliament Intergroup for the Welfare and Conservation of Animals “but as we have witnessed through the many investigations, the situation has only deteriorated and we cannot accept this any longer.” This lack of enforcement by Member States and of scrutiny by  the European Commission, pushed some MEPs members of the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals to call for an Official Parliamentary Inquiry on live transport both within and outside the EU.  

The inquiry was to investigate alleged contraventions and maladministration, by Member States and the European Commission, in the application of Council Regulation (EC) 1/2005 on the protection of animal during transport. Backed by 223 MEPs from all EP political groups, the Official Request for the set-up of such an EP Official Inquiry fulfilled all requirements set by rule of procedure ‘198’.

Despite this strong case, last Thursday’s Conference of Presidents meeting in the Parliament concluded that an Implementing Report was more appropriate to deal with this matter than an EP Inquiry. Eurogroup for Animals is disappointed by this setback and regrets the untransparent and apparent undemocratic way in which this decision was taken.

This decision however creates the expectation for our movement that such a report will prove authoritatively the deficiencies in Member States and of the Commission to enforce EU law on the protection of animals. We are convinced that, if done seriously, this report will constitute a milestone for the protection of animals transported alive in Europe by firmly demonstrating the need for a revision of the Council Regulation (EC) 1/2005.

 

 

Serbia: Time Is Running Out To Help Kiki, Kuci and Lela. We Have Tried To Help – Where Are You ?

https://www.youcaring.com/jasnapanic-1110602

We have donated twice to help here – and we are the only donors.

Why ? – where are all the global animal people ?

Is a 5 or 10 Euro donation too much to ask of people.

Small donations add up to the required amount.

We are not picking money off our money bonsai; but we are trying to help.

Where are all the animal supporters who visit this site every day ?

Please give and give now, before the end of the month.

 

 https://www.youcaring.com/jasnapanic-1110602

 

Paypal: marijaradojcin78@gmail.com

Help for KUCI, KIKI and LELA

Dear friends, Thanks to you and your unselfish help, these beautiful dogs remain on safe place and with a food. Situation we have is that we need help for them every month. February has passed covered with all your financially help and support. 

March is almost here and we will need all your help and support again. They know they are calm and peaceful, because they have friends in you and your help. Nobody is easy, months are coming, and obligations are there. Their existence on safe is always questionable, but I always effort myself to secure them safe place and food for normal life. Luckily, without you all this would be impossible. We need help for March:

– KIKI 40 euros for accommodation and 20 euros for food 

– KUCI 40 euros for accommodation and 20 euros for food 

– LELA 20 euros for accommodation and 20 euros for food 

Sum 160 euros 

https://www.youcaring.com/jasnapanic-1110602

 

Serbia: Pippa Needs A Forver Home Urgently – URGENT – We can only keep her until 26.03.18.


URGENT – We can only keep her until 26.03.18

PIROT, SERBIA – Pippa is looking for a home.

Female puppy medium sized dog, 5/6 months old, cleaned from parasites, we think she is a Pointer & black Labrador cross.
Friendly, playful & cuddly girl is looking for a family, her brothers & sisters found homes, she is the last one left.

Can you help her? We can’t keep her for much longer.
Contact Milos 069 422 8677

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAV Facebook – Please Visit and Help If You Can.

 

Please visit SAV Facebook to see many excellent Serbian animal shelters in need of help.  Can you help them ? – please consider making a donation.  Any amount no matter how small is always welcome.  Lots of ‘smalls’ join together to become a ‘large’.  That goes for donations as well.  Strays need help and are given help – but it costs – please donate thank you.

SAV Facebook link – https://www.facebook.com/groups/SerbianAnimalsVoice/

Germany: Horror on Six Floors – In the Pig High-Rise are Held up to 3000 Animals!!

 

It is suggested that you watch the videos first via the following link.  The text and spoken is in German which many will not be able to follow – but the videos say it all anyway.

 

Here below is the link to the second video:

 

https://www.stern.de/tv/vermehrung-auf-sechs-etagen–im-schweinehochhaus-werden-bis-zu-3000-tiere-gehalten-7897712.html#mc-0_1521093539936

Venus has very kindly given us the following data; complete with a translation; so that more can be learned about this 6 storey pig hell hole.

Here is the message which Venus has worked hard on.

 

Dear Mark,

Here is a documentary about the Horror House of Pigs on six floors, in Halle, Germany.
I’ve translated the text from the video, so everyone understands what it’s about.

 

The following text accompanies the video recordings made by the association “German Animal Protection Office” (Deutsches Tierschutzbüro) in the pig tower in Maasdorf / Halle since 2013:

“Imagine being locked up in a high-rise against your will, you cannot move or turn around. The only change you have is a step back and a step back. Again, and again you are artificially fertilized, you do not know what is happening to you. But gradually you realize that you will be abused for years as a production machine. Your children will be snatched from you. Some of your defenseless and innocent piglets are even savagely beaten to death because they are worthless from the point of view of the local people. None of your children will ever see you again. You are in pain, but no one cares about you. They are afraid and desperate, but nobody is there for you! “.

The story and the description of video.

 

End of the sixties in the former German Democratic Republic (DDR) the pig high-rise was built as a prestige object.
Today it is the only high-rise building for pigs in Germany and in Europe at all. It is located on Maasdorf, in Halle.
3000 pigs are being kept under illegal and horror conditions.
A veterinarian said, “Such pictures belong to the prosecutor. They make me angry “.

In 2013, the chairman of the association “German Animal Protection Office” Jan Peifer went for the first time to the pig high-rise, in Maasdorf, and documented the hell in which 3000 pigs live.
“The pigs had absolutely no room to stretch out, they could not even turn. They could only lie “.
In 2015/2016, the animal rights activists released the horror pictures from the video. The cause for sharp headlines: “mess in pig high-rise building”, “Officially prescribed animal abuse?” “Shock videos from the pig high-rise”!
Green Agriculture Minister Claudia Dalbert gets the videos in front of her eyes. She said in an interview: “I can tell you that under my aegis, it can no longer be tolerated. A lookout must not give “!! Until today has not happened.

At 1.12. In 2017, that means a few months ago, the animal rights activists did what the minister did not do, that is, looked closely. From minute 3:26 you can see the “changed” conditions yourself: employees beat the piglets on the ground, you can hear screams.

It is forbidden under German law to kill animals like that.
The legal and prescribed way of killing pigs is to hit them on the head with a wood until they become unconscious. Then cut their throats so that they will bleed.
Instead, the pictures document illegal hitting on the floor, and not just once!
On 25.01.2018 it was tried to kill 15 piglets the way you can see on the video.

Operator of the yard is the HET GmbH.
Stern TV, who aired the video on March 14th at 10:00 pm, tried to get in touch with the managers of the pig high-rise building.
Jan Peifer, together with the journalist, tried to obtain information from the central office of the company.
“There is no responsible person today” says the woman at the window!!! (Video)
“We do not give any comments anyway, you do not need to bring that shit on TV, and you can turn off the camera.”
Angrily she slams the window and shows the middle finger to the people, although she knows that the interview is on TV.

The skyscraper specializes in the production of pigs.
The documents show how the farm operates on 6 floors: up to 500 pigs with their piglets per floor fit and are transported by lifts.

On the second floor they are artificially inseminated.
Then they come to the fifth floor, where they are kept with other pregnant pigs. One week before the calculated birthday, they either come to the 4th or the 6th floor, to farrow !!!

In these tight boxes, they give birth to their piglets.
They suckle for the next few weeks, after which they are taken to the 1st or 3rd floor, along with others and kept in groups, until they are finally sold.
But where?

 

Petition link to close this hell hole:

 Boxes to complete:

Christian name

Surname

e mail address

confirm e mail address

Then click on sign box.

https://www.tierschutzbuero.de/schweinehochhaus-schliessen/#petition

It is pointed out that the company operates another business called “Genesus Deutschland GmbH”! –  This company specializes in production and distribution of pigs. On their company page, they advertise with images, such as those you see in the video on minute 7:38.

But the video recordings from the skyscraper show a different reality.
From minute 7:58 you can see how the piglets are born.
You can see from 8:02 minutes what will become of the animals when they are just born: their feet are stuck in the holes, they cannot get out alone, but no co-worker is there to help. The animal rights activists were able to free some. You can see piglets that could not free themselves from the amniotic sac. Piglets who die!

The operator of HET GmbH does not want to comment on these allegations.
Inquiries to interviews remain unanswered.

In an interview in 2014, the operator assured that all regulations are met, and speaks of “control without end” !!!

From minute 9:05 we see the “control without end” !!!

From this point on, you can hear and see how employees still deal with the animals to this day.
In German it is insulting expressions that are difficult to translate.
One sees the injuries to the body of the animals, which are caused with a spatula, also an illegal method for animal driving.
The veterinarian ends her participation in the interview, with the words: “the respect for the animal is not here at all. The case belongs to the prosecutor”.

with best regards

Venus

 

https://www.stern.de/tv/vermehrung-auf-sechs-etagen–im-schweinehochhaus-werden-bis-zu-3000-tiere-gehalten-7897712.html#mc-0_1521093539936

 

https://www.tierschutzbuero.de/schweinehochhaus-schliessen/

 

 

 

 

South Kores: Meat Trade Dogs – March News and Actions.

 

Sister City Campaign – Daegu & Milwaukee

Daegu became Sister city with Milwaukee on August 23, 2017. In Daegu, there are countless dog farms, slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants where the dogs, who are tortured their entire lives, end up being slaughtered in the most inhumane ways, such as by electrocution, hanging or beating; and then thrown into boiling water – sometimes while they are still alive.

In many places, dogs are being killed in full view of other terrified, caged dogs; and this takes place in public and in broad daylight. In addition, many abandoned and stolen former pets end up in this industry, and are subjected to the same cruelty.

Please take action to urge Milwaukee Mayor and Common Council members to help end their new Sister City’s illegal and horrendous cruelty.

Click HERE to learn more and take action.

Petition link – https://www.change.org/p/mayor-tom-barrett-of-milwaukee-tell-sister-city-daegu-korea-that-we-re-opposed-to-the-torture-and-consumption-of-dogs?utm_source=sendinblue&utm_campaign=Dogs_Slaughterhouses_in_School_Cleanup_Zone!___Milwaukee__Daegu_Sister_City&utm_medium=email

 

 

Busan Buk-gu District – Shut down the Gupo Dog Meat Marketin the “School Cleanup Zone”!

 

​The Busan Gupo Dog Meat Market is within the boundaries of the “School

Environment, Hygiene, Cleanup Zone” specified in the School Health Act as

evidenced in this Busan News article:

Dispute over the Gupo Livestock Market’s violation of the School Health Act.

However, the Busan Buk-gu District office refuses to shut it down, claiming

that the School Health Act does not apply to the Gupo Dog Meat Market.

​The officials in the Busan Buk-gu District put the interests of dog butchers/shops

before the education of their young children. Imagine allowing your children

to grow up hearing the screams of the meat dogs and seeing them writhe in agony,

being brutally slaughtered right in front of their young eyes. It will either

traumatize these children for life or make them immune to the suffering of

animals, turning them into the next generation of animal abusers.

This is despicable and it must be stopped.

Click HERE to learn more and take action.

Petition link – https://www.change.org/p/minister-kim-sang-kon-shut-down-the-busan-gupo-dog-meat-market-located-within-the-school-cleanup-zone?utm_source=sendinblue&utm_campaign=Dogs_Slaughterhouses_in_School_Cleanup_Zone!___Milwaukee__Daegu_Sister_City&utm_medium=email

 

Pet shop of horrors – 79 dogs found dead,
​many more left to starve by a heartless pet shop owner

A heartless pet shop owner in Cheonan Dongnam-gu district is reported to have neglected a total of 160 dogs, causing the death of 79 of them because he did not want to spend any more money on them.

Many corpses were found in a significant state of decomposition, with their skulls and ribs fully exposed. The remaining 80 surviving dogs, were clearly starving and many found diseased. Astoundingly the pet shop is also reported to have been offering an adoption service to clients, promising to find new homes for these unfortunate animals!

Click HERE to learn more and take action.

Petition link – https://www.change.org/p/president-moon-jae-in-south-korea-punish-the-pet-shop-owner-who-killed-79-dogs-by-severe-neglect-protect-companion-animals?utm_source=sendinblue&utm_campaign=Dogs_Slaughterhouses_in_School_Cleanup_Zone!___Milwaukee__Daegu_Sister_City&utm_medium=email

 

 

Read the newsletter in various languages with full action links:

 

English

http://koreandogs.org/newsletter-march-16-2018/?utm_source=sendinblue&utm_campaign=Dogs_Slaughterhouses_in_School_Cleanup_Zone!___Milwaukee__Daegu_Sister_City&utm_medium=email

 

German – http://koreandogs.org/german/

Slovenian – http://koreandogs.org/slovenian/

Dutch – http://koreandogs.org/dutch/

Spanish – http://koreandogs.org/spanish/

 

Italian – http://koreandogs.org/italian/

Japanese – http://koreandogs.org/japanese/

French – http://koreandogs.org/french/

 

 

 

Serbia: Hunters Kill All The Great Bustards; And Then The EU Gives Them Money To Produce (and shoot ?) Even More.

 

Serbian campaigners are currently fighting to protect the Great Bustard in Serbia.

In Serbia, the Great Bustard lives in only one area – a reserve known as the ‘pastures of the great bustard’.  In the recent past there were hundreds of birds.  Now there are only 10 – Why ?

Because they have been hunted almost to extinction by a hunter organisation named  ‘Perjanica’ .

Now it appears the Serbian hunters wish to buy a large cage and import Bustards from Hungary; where the birds will be bred within the cage.  The birds will not be wild birds to breed and produce on the pastures – instead they will have to breed in the cage erected by the hunters – those same people responsible for their decline in the first place.

And to make things a lot worse, our shameful friends (?) at the EU have given the hunters around 300,000 Euros for the setting up of this breeding cage.

The cage is a great offence to this beautiful bird which used to breed in numbers on the pastures.  Hunting has destroyed the birds in the wild and now the same killers; the hunters; are being reward3ed financially by the EU for setting up a breeding colony which is set in a cage !

 

Serbian campaigners have written to the Bern Convention to lodge a formal complaint about this.  You can see the complaints registered under ‘162’  in the following:

 

https://wcd.coe.int/com.instranet.InstraServlet?command=com.instranet.CmdBlobGet&InstranetImage=2958844&SecMode=1&DocId=2395768&Usage=2

 

Another case of hunters destroying the ecosystem and then being rewarded; this time by the EU; for the destruction they have caused.

 As Serbia IS NOT an EU member state; why is the EU giving hundreds of thousands of Euros to Serbian hunters ? – is it so that they can now breed birds to then release and shoot at will ? – we suspect – they are hunters after all; they think of only one thing – Killing !

 

ACTION

 

Here is the direct link to Hungarian MEP’s if you want to write to them and ask why the EU is giving money to hunters who have killed all the birds in the first place !

 

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/search.html?country=HU

 

Click on any name and then you will be given more details of them; including an e mail address.

 

 

 

 

Canada: Extreme Suffering Of Mink On Fur Farms Exposed.

Canada – Suffering on mink farms exposed

https://investigations.peta.org/fur-farm-horrors/?utm_source=PETA::E-Mail&utm_medium=Alert&utm_campaign=0318::skn::PETA::E-Mail::fur%20farm%20investigation%20email::::aa%20em&ea.url.id=52120#action

 

A new exposé reveals the abusive treatment on five mink fur farms in Canada, where an eyewitness documented filthy conditions, including piles of feces and pools of waste teeming with maggots just beneath the animals’ wire cages, which were covered with cobwebs. The intensive confinement caused some animals to exhibit symptoms of “zoochosis,” or captivity-induced insanity, including pacing, circling, and gnawing on cage bars. Live minks had to live with a dead cagemate in their midst.

Watch the video:

 

Help minks and other animals who suffer intensely in the fur trade by urging Dolce & Gabbana—which sells fur from minks, foxes, rabbits, beavers, and other animals—to drop it immediately. Together, we can make a difference.

 

 

 

Thank you for your compassion for animals.

Sincerely,

Danielle Katz
Associate Director of Campaigns
PETA

 

 

 

Spain – Woman films herself killing cat in washing machine and uploads clip online

 

A woman who filmed herself killing a cat in her washing machine and uploaded the footage to social media in a horrific act of cruelty could face jail.

The video, taken by an unnamed Spanish woman from Jaen, in Andalusia, was shared on Instagram

Read the full story at:  https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/woman-films-herself-slowly-killing-12185837   –  Daily Mirror UK Press.

 

 

Former All Black stunned by animal abuse at annual event

 

Former All Blacks prop Steve McDowall has said he was unaware of any animal abuse before competing in the annual King’s Cup elephant polo tournament in Thailand.

PETA Asia shared video of the elephants being subjected to beatings with bullhooks on social media.

Read the full story at https://www.rugbypass.com/news/former-blacks-stunned-animal-abuse-annual-event

 

 

SIGN: Justice for Dog Who Died after being Forced to Fly in Overhead Bin

 

When a family boarded a United Airlines plane Monday with their beloved French bulldog, Kokito, they had no idea the flight would end in heartbreak.

A flight attendant insisted that the dog’s carrier be moved into the overhead bin at takeoff — even though the crate was TSA-approved, and the family had followed all airline rules. When the plane landed, Kokito was dead. And now, the family is in mourning over a tragedy that never should have happened.

Petition link; please sign:  https://ladyfreethinker.org/sign-justice-dog-died-forced-fly-overhead-bin/

 

 

England: 13/3/18 – The Loss Of A True Genius In Every Way.

It’s a really sad day here in the UK – our modern day Genius has died.

Prof. Stephen Hawking, a man who suffered from the terrible and crippling Motor Neuron Disease for over 40 years passed yesterday at his home.

 

Professor Stephen William Hawking, CH, CBE, FRS, FRSA, at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge..Photograph © Jason Bye.t: 07966 173 930.e: mail@jasonbye.com.w: http://www.jasonbye.com.

More than a scientific genius; this man explained the ‘out of this world theories’ of so much to the normal man with his literally works of modern science.  Regarded by many the world over; the brilliance of this man; the intelligence; whilst at the same time fighting such a cruel disease every day of his life; can only be looked on as someone who never gave up with his mission – to inform the world of what science, space and technology is about.

Originally given only 2 years to live when diagnosed with MND over 40 years ago; this was a man who had a mission in life; and he was going to surpass the so called experts with their life expectancy given to him.

 

I take a lot from Prof. Hawking; and with my own MS; he has shown me that you can carry on regardless of your illness to live your dreams; to do better for the future.  A true inspiration to so many – the tributes saying this on UK tv today have been overwhelming.

 

Fly free now Stephen – free from pain and the bastard of the illness which bugged you so much for the majority of your life.  Respect, admiration and just human drive from such a wonderful and funny person.

 

Out thoughts, thanks and admiration go out to his family today – 14/3.  Stephen died peacefully at home yesterday.

The politicians and so called ‘important people’ of this world could learn so much from him about being decent and honest.

 

Experiencing Zero ‘G’

 

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/931425/Stephen-Hawking-dead-aged-76-physicist-died-ALS?utm_source=CRM&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=Stephen_Hawking_dead_76_ALS&utm_campaign=DailyNews_Express

 

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/stephen-hawking-death-films-tv-the-simpsons-theory-of-everything-benedict-cumerbatch-a8255146.html

 

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2163649-stephen-hawking-tributes-pour-in-as-physicist-dies-aged-76/

 

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/stephen-hawking-dead-76-quotes-14408745

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-5499167/Stephen-Hawking-His-laboratory-universe.html

 

http://www.theweek.co.uk/92283/stephen-hawking-twitter-reacts-to-death-of-beautiful-mind

 

 

England: After 60 Years Campaigning As ‘CAPS’; They Now Become ‘Freedom For Animals’.

 

 

Our big news!

 

Hi Mark,

I am really excited to tell you our big news.

We have changed our name from CAPS to Freedom for Animals!

For 60 years we have been known as the ‘Captive Animals’ Protection Society’. Over that time we have grown to work on more campaigns and influence laws to protect animals.

So we wanted a name that explains more clearly what we do as an organisation and inspires people to take action – and what could be more inspiring than ‘Freedom for Animals’ ? 

We have launched our brand new website which has been designed to make it easier for people to learn more about our campaigns and take actions to help animals.

www.freedomforanimals.org.uk 

Here’s what you can do now!

I really hope you are as excited about this change as we are and will continue to work with us to help animals in need.

Until all are free,

Nicola O’Brien
Campaigns Director

P.S. Thank you so much for working with us to help animals. Let’s keep up the fight for their freedom as we enter this new chapter – donate today if you can! www.freedomforanimals.org.uk/donate

 

Breaking – England to ban circus animals by 2020 ?

Read more at

https://www.freedomforanimals.org.uk/news/breaking-england-one-step-closer-to-banning-wild-animals-in-circuses 

Go to ‘News and Blog’ on this link if connection gives problems – here you should see the story.

 

 

 

 

Play It Loud In A Dark Room – Enjoy The Lightshow !

 

The Cure – Wembley – London – 2016

 

Spain: Mass Grave Found With Dead Galgos In Spain – The Only Positive News; Some Were Microchipped Alowing Further Investigation.

 

Mass grave found with galgos in Spain.

 

25.02.2018

A horrible sight came last Saturday to the discoverers of 30 hunting dog carcasses – partially preserved, decayed or skeletonized – who were

in a hidden ditch in Taracón (Cuenca). The dogs are all hunting dogs, mostly galgos. The Seprona has confirmed after initial investigations that due to the state of decay, some of the carcasses have been in this mass grave for a long time, others only recently. Furthermore, the officials assume that some of the animals were certainly thrown alive into the pit, so that they suffer a slow and agonizing death, from the ditch there is no escape!

Many of the Galgos are chipped, they are confident that they can detect the animal tormentors.

The Civil Guard is looking for those responsible for this mass grave with 30 corpses of dogs.

Carolina Rey, the councilor and spokeswoman for the IU (Izqerda Unidad= left United), denounced the facts: “Some of the dogs were thrown alive to the pit, which is in an almost inaccessible place from which you cannot get out, so we think they were thrown out and have died of hunger and thirst. “

 

The identification of the owners of the animals will be easy since the dogs had a chip.

In addition, Carolina Rey has been able to recognize some animals as their owners went to the protector to deliver the dogs since they could not take charge, although it refused its reception due to lack of space.

 

The animals are mostly greyhounds, which suggests that their owners could have got rid of them because they were not good at hunting.

“It is a cruelty to throw an animal in this way when we have been served for years,” complains Carolina Rey.  Yesterday we returned to the mass grave in Tarancón to take out the bodies of the galgos that, during years, have been thrown there, and to try to find evidence to persecute the perpetrators of this crime (Video).

The place, known as The Cut, has been used for more than 20 years to dump galgos no longer wanted by their owners. The volunteers recovered 25 bodies, but for safety reasons it was impossible to reach the deeper layers of the pit, where dozens of galgos were piled up.

At least two dogs that I photographed last time I was there, have disappeared. A clear indication that their owners, frightened by the repercussion of the news, have returned to remove the corpses of their dogs. This is interesting because the hunting society always claims that abandoned or killed dogs, are dogs that have been stolen, “as no galguero would treat their dog like that”.

But no thief would return for the bodies of the dead dogs, that makes no sense. All points to the galgueros.

How little is worth the life of hunting dogs in the Autonomous Region of Castilla-La Mancha, the news published on 13 February proves that the Government of Autonomy excludes hunting dogs from the Animal Welfare Act.

Every Spanish autonomy has its own animal welfare laws. Other regions might also come up with the idea of excluding hounds from animal welfare, just as bullfighting as a tradition of animal welfare is also excluded at EU level. 40 percent of dogs that are abused, abandoned or stolen in Spain are hunting dogs.

Hunting is a dirty business that, with European help, is moving millions of euros every year.

 

Best regards

Venus

 

Go to www.yo-galgo.com to know more.

 

 

 

England: Introducing A World Of Animal Campaigners – Check Them Out !

You will see a new Tab at the top of the site – this relates to animal welfare organisations operating all over the world.

Here is the link; or use the tab at the top of the page.

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/animal-orgs/ 

 

This covers many international organisations – and especially those which have a website for visitors to find out more about their campaigns.

All website links are given for each – so just click on the link and away you go !

 

We think several of them may be new to many of you; but hopefully this listing will show that there are animal welfare people the world over.

This listing has taken quite a lot of work to produce, and we know that it is far from complete – we have missed some groups for sure.  So, if you know any and want them added, please mail their name and web links to us via the ‘Contact’ link.

Enjoy your visits to many of the sites !

SAV.

 

Remembering Lynsey and Jill

 

England: Government To Introduce Regulatory CCTV In All Slaughterhouses During 2018.

We have some great news – even though it is associated with the places of death – slaughterhouses.

The UK government has now announced that it will be going ahead with plans to make CCTV mandatory for all slaughterhouses in England.

 

The announcement follows a public consultation process.  There were opver 3,800 responses to the consultation from the general public; with just 5 opposing the proposals.  Thus a staggering majority of more than 99% of those consulted were IN FAVOUR of mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses.

The new law associated with this is hoped to come into force during Spring 2018.  Slaughterhouses will be given 6 months to comply with the new requirements.

Efforts are now being increased in the rest of the UK.  (For overseas visitors, the UK is literally a ‘United Kingdom’ which comprises of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.  Each member of the UK has its own independent Parliament and makes legislation for its own nation.  Ie. laws in Scotland do not automatically apply in England – independent parliaments decide what each nation will do).

In Scotland, there is a lot of work being taken to make CCTV compulsory here also – and a win soon is expected.  Wales and N. Ireland are a bit further away from intoduction; but with England now making CCTV compulsory by law, it is hoped they will soon follow.

 

We abhor slaughterhouses and everything involved in animal slaughter.  But we also accept that some people wish to continue eating meat, and all the time this is the case we have to accept it.  We will continue to push for a veggie / vegan diet policy which removes the need for killing of animals for food.

Whilst the new English government plans will allow slaughterhouse vets (compulsory) to have unrestricted access to all CCTV footage; Animal Aid will be pushing for an independent body that could undertake spot checks.

 

https://www.animalaid.org.uk/the-issues/our-campaigns/slaughter/

 

https://www.animalaid.org.uk/the-issues/our-campaigns/slaughter/10-reasons-need-cctv-slaughterhouses/

Yet another example of something that the EU should be introducing as standard.  They do not really seem to care.  With Brexit the UK is taking back control of its own laws.  This is yet another example of what Brexit allows for animals, and why the UK wants to be EU regulation (or no EU regulation) free.

 

 

International: 8/3/18 – Happy International Women’s Day Ladies !

 

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8 every year.

It commemorates the movement for women’s rights.

While the first observance of a Women’s Day was held on February 28, 1909 in New York, March 8 was suggested by the 1910 International Woman’s Conference to become an “International Woman’s Day.” After women gained suffrage in Soviet Russia in 1917, March 8 became a national holiday there. The day was then predominantly celebrated by the socialist movement and communist countries until it was adopted in 1975 by the United Nations.

Read more at  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Women%27s_Day

 

 

https://www.animalfreeresearchuk.org/celebrate-scientists-students-supporters-staff-international-womens-day/?utm_source=enews

 

 

 

 

Serbia: Overdebt for Food, Medicine and Kennels! – Please Help Thank You.

Overdebt for food, medicine and kennels!

From the beginning of this year stray dogs in Bor are facing one of the hardest periods; Cruelly low temperatures of minus 20 degrees and lower, hungry, frozen, helpless and left to fend for themselves on the streets of the town where unfortunately most of the residents absolutely do not care about them … among that crowd of people who is considering  stray  dogs as the ‘ugly’ part of the city which they should get rid of, there are people like Joja.  

Many people know the story about this man of enormous heart, his daily sacrifice  and unselfish willpower to help every single injured stray at every moment. During this Siberian winter many dog houses for strays were taken, many of which have not yet been paid, large amounts of food from pet shop that was not paid, stray puppies have been  vaccinated, which was left unpaid,  a couple of stray females have been spayed, etc.. so much debts as usual, and it is necessary as soon as possible to settle them, so that we can continue our work ..

This fundraiser below caters for the shortfall for kennel, food fees and vet services, which we are not able to cover..

Every single person involved  makes a big difference.

There are no happy endings without your help! 

 

Please donate now to help – any amount helps no matter how small – Thank You.

https://www.youcaring.com/jovanjojacvetkovic-1120627

 

ALSO

https://www.facebook.com/groups/SerbianAnimalsVoice/

 

 

 

 

 

England: Farmer who couldn’t slaughter his cows is turning his farm Vegan.

 

‘I couldn’t look them in the eye’:

Farmer who couldn’t slaughter his cows is turning his farm vegan

Read more at:

https://inews.co.uk/news/long-reads/i-couldnt-look-eye-farmer-couldnt-slaughter-cows-turning-farm-vegan/

England: Trigger’s Cousin.