EU: Supposed Enforcement Of Better Regulations Relating To African Swine Fever.

SAV Comment – lets hope they enforce this better than their own (EU) regulations regarding live animal transport – Reg 1/2005.

Animal Health


Animal Health: Commission updates veterinary measures to control African swine fever and avian influenza


Yesterday, Member States’ experts approved a Commission Implementing Decision relating to animal health control measures for African swine fever. The Decision, which amends Decision 2014/709/EU, reviews the control measures in place for ASF, to combat the spread of the disease.

The draft also updates the regionalisation for the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Romania in order to help control the spread of the disease.

Today, a Commission Implementing Decision on protective measures in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza also obtained a favourable opinion from the Committee. The Decision, which amends Implementing Decision (EU) 2017/247, updates the regionalisation measures due to new outbreaks of the disease in Italy.

The updated measures aim at protecting the EU single market from these serious contagious animal diseases. The Commission continues to follow the evolution of the epidemiological situation and adapts the measures accordingly.


For more information:


Serbia: Belgrade Authorities Contacted About Stray Dog Killing By Car Driver.

Update 19/9/17 –

Hi Mark,

This is proof  from VU Veterina Belgrade, that the firm that removes the corpse took the dog’s body under the bottom left-hand spot, the body of the dead dog

The dog is chipped and looking for the owner

The autopsy is mandatory by official duty in every case of  crime.

I insist on abduction-autopsy .





This is a receipt for the mail you sent to

<> at 9/18/2017 6:17 PM

This receipt verifies that the message has been displayed on the

recipient’s computer at 9/19/2017 9:51 AM



Here is a photograph of a stray dog which was killed by the driver of a car in Belgrade.  As you can see from the photo; it appears that the driver of the car just walked away from the incident, leaving the animal under the wheels of the vehicle.


Slavica (EPAR) in Serbia; and also ourselves, have written to the Belgrade authorities to ask what actions they and the police are taking.  It is clear from the photo the vehicle details; so the police should have no problem identifying and contacting the driver / owner.

We have given the authorities until 30/9/17 to provide us with an update of actions.  If we have not heard anything back from them by then, we will have no option but to involve supporters.


Below are Slavica’s and our letters.


ParkiraoNaPsa16.9.2017.KP,OJT Beograd

SAV Belgrade letter 18 Sept.


Extra 18/9/17 – this type of animal abuse must not be allowed by a state (Serbia) wishing to join the EU.

We sent our letter to the EU (Enlargement Commissioner Hahn) – responsible for reviewing applicant member states.  We have now had confirmation that he has seen our letter.

Your message

To: HAHN Johannes (CAB-HAHN)
Subject: Belgrade Animal Incident.
Sent: 18 September 2017 18:17:55 (UTC+01:00) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris

was read on 18 September 2017 18:39:46 (UTC+01:00) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris.

We now hope this puts additional leanings on the Belgrade authorities to act in a positive manner.




Catalonia (Spain) – Liberation from the EU ?

Dear Mark, because in two weeks the referendum for the independence of catalonia takes place, I wanted to write some thoughts about it.

Liberation from the EU

The Catalan regional president Carles Puigdemont has announced that on 1 October 2017, a referendum on the independence of the Catalonia region from Spain will take place. The Prime Minister of Spain, Mariano Rahoy, illegally criminalized the vote of the Catalans and announced that he would go against the referendum “by all means”. Spanish media reports that the central government is planning to send 4,000 policemen to Catalonia to prevent the referendum.

On 1 October, on the day of the election, the officials are to seize urns and voting material. The prosecutor’s office in Spain has criminalized more than 700 mayors from the region of Catalonia and invited them to a hearing. Whoever does not come, is arrested. This is reminiscent of the old, black times of Franco, but does not surprise anyone. Because the majority of the People’s Party (Partido Popular), is nevertheless from the right corner.

“Can anybody in the Western world seriously believe that if 75 percent of the (Catalan) mayors are arrested, they help to solve the problem?” Asked Catalan Prime Minister Carles Puigdemont. All this is happening in an EU country, but the EU is silent, and ahead of all, the President of the EU Commission Juncker. He had announced a press conference on 12.09.2017, which he cancelled! Nevertheless, one can guess how Juncker thinks about the Catalan referendum.

He considers the idea of an independent Catalonia to be a complete nonsense. It would harm its EU politically and economically because an independent country is no longer a member of the EU. Juncker, of course, does not say such a thing, because the consequences of this press conference would be easily imaginable: the Catalan people would have placed alongside the enemy image Madrid the enemy image Brussels. In addition, Scotland could reinstate its independence efforts. That is why Juncker has canceled his press conference and the EU is silent. If their political and economic interest is in danger, then the EU is silent.

The Catalan Prime Minister, Carles Puigdemont, said: “If a majority vote with ‘yes’ at the referendum, we have probably deserved the right to be heard from such people as Mr Junker, for example. They are probably under pressure from Madrid, but I’ve said so many times, and I say it now, in a democracy, the right to ignore someone does not exist. “

But Juncker and his friend Rahoy, do not hold much of democracy. That is why I think that the best for Catalonia would be to leave not only Spain, but also the EU.

I want to finish my thoughts with a sentence from Assange:

@JulianAssange If today is a guide on Oct 1 Europe will birth a new 7.5m nation or civil war. Front page news English media hide. …

19:32 – 11. Sep. 2017

My best regards to you an all






The Girl Who Says Exactly How We Feel.

England:   ‘Tiger’ Joanna Krupa Visits Westminster to Call for Ban on Wild-Animal Circuses.

‘Tiger’ Joanna Krupa Visits Westminster to Call for Ban on Wild-Animal Circuses


Supermodel and activist Joanna Krupa posed as a tiger outside Westminster today to speak out for animals exploited in circuses and to urge the government to outlaw this cruel practice in England and Wales

“I’ve always loved and respected the importance the UK places on protecting animals – which is why I was so surprised to learn that wild-animal circuses are still allowed to tour in England and Wales,” said Joanna. “No animal should be forced to perform tricks for entertainment, and it’s time the British government put an end to this cruelty.”

Wild animals in circuses spend their lives confined to cramped cages and barren trailers as they’re carted up and down the country. Trainers bully them into performing confusing tricks, often beating them into submission if they don’t obey. Denied the opportunity to do anything that is natural and important to them, they frequently suffer from chronic health problems and psychological disorders – and many die prematurely.


Fortunately, wild-animal circuses are part of a dying industry, and more and more countries around the world are outlawing them. David Cameron promised to introduce a ban in England and Wales when he was Prime Minister but failed to do so, even though 94 per cent of respondents to a government consultation supported one. Scotland introduced legislation banning wild-animal circuses earlier this year, so there’s no excuse for England and Wales not to do the same.


What You Can Do

Please contact the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Michael Gove, and ask him to bring England and Wales in line with the many countries that have outlawed animal acts in circuses.



Past SAV posts on this issue: 

It has been a very long campaign, and not ended yet.






USA: Ask Alaska Airlines To Stop Its Support Of Iditarod and Many Dog Deaths.

In just one week of the 2017 race—when temperatures hit 30 degrees below or colder for days at a time—five dogs died.

One got away from his handler and was hit by a car, another died of hyperthermia on a plane, and three others died on the trail, one likely from choking on his own vomit.

More than 150 dogs have been killed in the race’s history—not counting those who died during the year while kept on chains or who were killed because they lacked the rare speed and stamina necessary to make the cut.

Please join PETA in urging Alaska Airlines to end its sponsorship of this abusive race in which dogs are run to their deaths.


SAV recent post with video footage:


UK RESIDENTS ONLY ACTION – Strong Suggestion That UK Will Ban Live Animal Exports After Brexit (Leaving the EU). Thank Mr. Gove For A Positive Comment.

Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, has suggested that Britain may end the cruel UK live export trade after Brexit.

IF YOU ARE UK RESIDENT ONLY – Please email him today, welcoming this suggestion and urging him to act.


Above – Minister Gove with canine friend.

Compassion’s investigators have just arrived back from the Turkish/Bulgarian border, where they have been documenting the condition of animals in transit.


SAV Comment – click on this link above to read more about what the investigators found and as always, where EU law for animals in transport is being breached. 

An issue we have shown for years and campaigned strongly about.  Van Goethem and the others at the EU simply say they can do nothing, despite having regulations that they could act on with regard prosecutions.  The EU – useless as always; a big tub of useless hot air in Brussels !

What they found was shocking and appalling, but sadly not surprising.

Time and again we see evidence that animals suffer during long distance transport, but nothing is done.

Brexit gives the British government an opportunity to take a stand.

We must ensure the global trade in animals for fattening or slaughter is dismantled, a UK ban would be a historic first step.


You can take further action at the following link BUT ONLY IF YOU LIVE IN THE UK.


ACTION Source –



Campaigners and MPs speak out on global day of action to stop live animal transports, 13 September 2017 31c6976702e&q=%23Stoplivetransport&uid=3003466684&nid=244+276893705




England: 15/9/17. LONDON – Crude IED On Morning Rush Hour Tube – Terrorist Device.

Breaking 15/9/17.  LONDON hit again.


Some nut has attempted to kill and maim on a London rush hour tube train this morning.  Very crude device – IED type device in a bucket placed inside a plastic shopping bag.  Bomber left tube and on the run.


NO DEATHS, but several people with quite serious burns; not life threatening  from what we know.

MI5, armed police etc everywhere.

BBC news link –




Take Action Now Over German Live Exports – It Is German Election Time – We Can Be A Voice.


Dear Mark,

I received this mail petition from Animals Angels today and would like to send it to you.

It goes to the Federal Minister of Christianity and the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, in Germany.

Now it is the elections and maybe we can achieve something.

In any case it is important that many nationalities sign, so that Agrarminister Schmidt finally notes that the whole world is informed of his hostile animal policy.

And because EU is Germany, it is important to put pressure on him.

In the name of the animals, thank to all who participate



The situation:

Germany has already exported more than 13,676 cattle and calves to Turkey, as well as 331 cattle to Iraq.

Support our work for the animals with the invitation to the German authorities to stop exports of live animals to Turkey and Iraq.

We had a few problems yesterday, but now we can provide the email address for the letter to the minister, here is it:

ACTION – what you can do to help

So first dial up a blank e mail using the above link.

Then either copy the German or English (or both) versions of the short letter given below.

Paste the letter(s) into the e(blank)  mail you have created via the above link.

Then hit the ‘send’ button on your e mail to send it to the Minister.

Job done – Thank you.

This is the letter to copy and send in German


“An Bundesminister Christian Schmidt und das Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft:

Wir fordern Sie dazu auf, den Export lebender Tiere in die Türkei sowie in den Irak zu stoppen.

Auf Ihrer Internetseite lesen wir folgendes: „Aus Gründen des Tierschutzes sollen Transporte über lange Strecken soweit wie möglich vermieden werden.

Doch im Jahr 2016 hat Deutschland 29.368 Rinder und Kälber zur Zucht, Mästung oder Schlachtung in die Türkei exportiert.

Die deutschen Tierschutzgesetze werden jedoch nicht mitexportiert, vielmehr werden die Tiere ihrem Schicksal überlassen.

Dies lässt sich in keinem Sinne mit dem im Grundgesetz verankerten Staatsziel Tierschutz vereinen.“

 Name, Nationality

This is the English version of the same letter.

“To Federal Minister Christian Schmidt and the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture:

We ask you to stop exporting live animals to Turkey and Iraq.

On your website, we read the following: “For reasons of animal welfare, transports over long distances are to be avoided as much as possible.”

But in 2016, Germany exported 29,368 cattle and calves to Turkey for breeding, fattening or slaughtering. 

But the law is not exported with the animals, they are left to their fate instead. This can not be reconciled in any sense with the goal of animal protection laid down in the Basic Law of Germany.”

Name, Nationality


Animals Angels Website Link:

Note – please click on the UK flag at the top to get an English translation for the site which is written in German.



USA: News from the Center for Biological Diversity.

USA News from the Center for Biological Diversity


Check out all the latest at


New Video Shows Wild Jaguar in Arizona

Big news for jaguars: This morning the

Center for Biological Diversity released

the first video footage of a jaguar living

in the Chiricahua Mountains of southern

Arizona. The cat has been named Sombra,

Spanish for “shadow,” by middle-school

students at Tucson’s Paulo Freire Freedom

School. The jaguar in our footage appears

to be the same one photographed in the

nearby Dos Cabezas Mountains in November

2016. Its gender is unknown. “This beautiful

cat has now appeared in images taken seven

months apart,” said the Center’s Randy

Serraglio. “It has apparently established

residence in excellent habitat more than

50 miles north of the border — great news

for jaguar recovery.” We’ve been fighting

for years to save jaguars and their U.S. habitat.

Read more and see the video.


Lawsuit Targets Commercial Wildlife Trapping in California

Every year in California thousands of coyotes, foxes,

badgers and other fur-bearing animals are trapped

so their pelts can be sold overseas. Meanwhile the

state’s commercial trapping program has long

been mismanaged. And since 2013, wildlife

agencies have illegally diverted as much as

half a million dollars to fund it. That’s why

this week the Center and Project Coyote sued

the California Fish and Game Commission

and Department of Fish and Wildlife.

“Commercial trapping is a cruel, destructive

practice that shouldn’t be subsidized by California

taxpayers,” said the Center’s Jean Su. “It’s

wrong that a handful of trappers slaughter

our wildlife for private profit while the state

foots the bill. These animals are far more

valuable as essential species in California’s

web of life than as skinned pelts shipped to

Russia and China.”

Read more in the Los Angeles Times.



We’re Igniting Change — Are You In?

The Center is launching Ignite Change, a massive, volunteer-driven network to challenge Trump,

call out members of Congress, organize and

attend rallies, activate locally, and be a powerful,

visible, sustained voice for the planet. This is

the single-largest grassroots project the Center

has ever undertaken — and we need you to

make it successful. Our first campaign will

focus on saving America’s public lands.

We’ll also be working to save wildlife, the

climate and a livable future for all. Are you in?

Take a moment today to join Ignite Change.


Study Highlights Need for Monarch Protection

More bad news for monarchs: A study published

in the journal Biological Conservation reports

that the butterflies’ population west of the

Rocky Mountains has plunged from 10 million

in the ’80s to just 300,000 today. Backed by

decades of data collected by the Xerces Society

and volunteers, the report estimates there’s

more than a 70 percent chance that western

monarchs will go extinct within 20 years.

While monarchs east of the Rockies migrate

to Mexico for the winter, their western

counterparts cluster on California’s coast.

In 2014 the Center and allies, including the

Xerces Society, petitioned for federal

protections for monarchs throughout their

range. The Trump administration is under

court order to decide on protections in 2019.

Learn more in ZME Science and read the study’s abstract.



Trump OKs Coal Mining in Roadless Colorado Forest

Trump’s Forest Service has given an initial OK

for Arch Coal to expand mining leases into 1,700

acres of roadless wildlands in Colorado’s Gunnison National Forest. The company wants to mine

17 million tons of coal in this pristine forest

— home to black bears, elk, beavers and lynx.

The coal would generate at least 49 million

tons of greenhouse gas pollution.

“The Trump administration is doubling down

on coal and sacrificing our climate and

Colorado’s spectacular high-country forest,”

said the Center’s Michael Saul.

Read more.

Brazil: 10 Members Of An Isolated Tribe Murdered By Illegal Miners – Please Take Action For Them – Petition.

Ten members of an isolated tribe in Brazil were reportedly slaughtered at the hands of illegal gold miners in the Amazon.


Sign this petition to demand that the government of Brazil do more to protect its tribal communities from such horrific acts of violence.

Target: Michel Temer, President of Brazil

Goal: Prosecute miners who attacked and killed rare uncontacted and isolated tribal community.

The government of Brazil under President Michel Temer has come under intense criticism for its ‘anti-Indian’ stance, following reports that yet another tribal community has been brutalized by outsiders.

In the most recent alleged attack, ten members of an uncontacted tribe were said to have been slaughtered by illegal gold miners, who later bragged about killing them and throwing their bodies into a river.

If true, it is believed that this attack may have wiped out one fifth of the isolated tribe’s entire population.


Please support this important petition – be a voice for these people – Thank you – SAV.



UK: Campaigners From Over 25 Nations Work Together Today (13/9/17) To End Live Animal Exports.

SAV Comment – This very morning we have had to sit and endure Junker telling the EU Parliament how the UK is going to suffer when it leaves the EU (Brexit).  This is from ‘Mr EU’ – the official EU clown who has ‘EU Regulations’ on paper but does nothing to ensure that they are actually enforced.  He has help with the non enforcement of the regulations from others in his circle like Mr Van Goethem – or Mr  “I can do nothing” as he is much better known throughout the EU.  He and Junker make a fine pair – BOTH useless to the very end.  If and When other nations in the EU have the guts to follow the UK lead and exit the Union, then they can take back their own legislative control and start enforcing their own new national laws to stop live animal transport.

Above – Mr Junker and Mr Van Goethem – two useless EU peas from the same pod.  




Photo – VC.

 This morning, people around the world are uniting around a single idea; an end to the long distance transport of animals. Campaigners from at least 25 countries are taking action; from Australia, to the USA, to Israel this truly is a global movement to end the cruelty of the live transport trade.

We’re thrilled that so many Compassion supporters in the UK are staging events today or at the weekend. It isn’t too late to join an event but, if you can’t be with us in person, you can still make your voice count.


Take Action:

UK Environment Secretary, Michael Gove has suggested that Britain may end the cruel UK live export trade after Brexit.

Please email him today, welcoming this suggestion and urging him to act.

Now is the time

Compassion’s investigators have just arrived back from the Turkish/Bulgarian border, where they have been documenting the condition of animals in transit. What they found was shocking and appalling, but sadly not surprising.

Time and again we see evidence that animals suffer during long distance transport, but nothing is done. Brexit gives the British government an opportunity to take a stand. We must ensure the global trade in animals for fattening or slaughter is dismantled, a UK ban would be a historic first step.

Let’s make 13th September 2017 the date when the public stood against the cruel live export trade. 

Each year the EU exports over two million cattle and sheep to the Middle East, Turkey and North Africa. Packed into overcrowded trucks the animals are sent on long road journeys to Turkey or sea ports in southern Europe. From the port they are shipped to the Middle East and North Africa.

In the Summer 2017 Compassion In World Farming investigators went to the Turkish/Bulgarian border to document the conditions for animals being transported out of the EU. They found devastating suffering.

Read the investigator’s account here.

You can find our briefing on EU live exports here.

Investigations into slaughter in the Middle East, Turkey and North Africa have shown that animals are subjected to extremely rough handling and inhumane, incompetent slaughter while they are fully conscious.

These slaughter practices are in breach of the international standards on welfare at slaughter of the OIE (World Organisation for Animal Health). The long journeys often breach a judgment of the European Court of Justice. The Court ruled that EU law on welfare during transport applies even once a live export truck or ship leaves the EU – it applies right through to the destination in the importing country.

But the European Commission and the traders often ignore this ruling.

This cruel trade is also in breach of the EU Treaty. Article 13 recognises animals as “sentient beings” and requires the Commission and the Member States to pay “full regard” to welfare in formulating agriculture and transport policy. Sending animals on very long journeys to countries where they may be slaughtered with immense brutality is not paying full regard to their welfare.

Please call on the Commission to take action to stop the export of live animals from the EU to non-EU countries. Email the head of the European Commission, Mr Juncker, and the Commissioners for Trade and Agriculture and Rural Development. Tell them that the trade in live animals leaving the EU must stop.

Investigating Live Transport

Our courageous investigators spent 10 days at the Bulgarian/Turkish border in August 2017, documenting the conditions of the animals passing through. Please note, this account contains images and information which some may find distressing.

During the ten days, our investigators witnessed huge volumes of animals passing through the border. In temperatures above 30°, the animals were suffering from poor health. This was a result of the filthy and dangerous conditions on the trucks; the complete disregard for laws; and the apathy of those who were supposed to protect them.

Our investigators were able to provide us with a wealth of information, which we have passed to the authorities involved. Along with other animal welfare organisations we are making a concerted effort to get the European Commission to take action to end long distance transport of live animals.

A gruelling journey

Before the cattle and sheep had even reached the border, they had already endured gruelling journeys, measured in days rather than hours1.

Our investigators witnessed trucks loaded with sheep or cows, several tiers high. The ceilings of each tier were so low that they touched the animals’ backs2. Not only does this mean that they could not raise their heads adequately, but it left the animals uncomfortably trapped, unable to see clearly, and made it harder for them to maintain their balance.

In the middle of August, in southern Europe, the outside temperature was already high. Inside the trucks – many with broken ventilation systems – with animals pressed in on all sides, the temperature reached in excess of 35°C3.

Often the watering systems were not functioning, leaving animals dehydrated in the unbearable heat. Even when the watering systems were working, not all animals were able to access them due to the cramped conditions4.

The animals were not just at risk of injury from being crushed or walked upon by others. Some of the trucks had partitions with dangerous gaps in which the animals’ legs could become trapped. Others had sharp edges which could inflict nasty cuts on the animals unfortunate enough to fall into or be pressed against them5.

Many of the vehicles had no straw or other bedding materials provided for the animals. The animals were forced to lie in a deep layer of faeces and urine on the hard floors of the truck. Where bedding was used, it was often sparse, sodden, and filthy6.

From the dreadful conditions the animals were forced to endure, it was no surprise, but still deeply upsetting, to find some animals underweight, and others coughing and showing signs of injury and illness7. On some trucks, animals had died8, and those still alive were unable to avoid the decomposing bodies of their dead companions.

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Carlita’s Story – A Very Disabled Dog Learns To Walk Again – And What Does It ? – A Wish To Help Animals In Need.

England: Ricky Gervais Asks For A Total Ban On Animal Testing – Watch The Video Here.

Top man and star of so much, Ricky Gervais, who supports so many animal welfare issues, asks for your support in a worldwide ban on animal testing – see him here:


Cruelty Free International:

Website –

Facebook – 

Twitter –

The following photos are all associated with animal testing but are not part of Cruelty Free Campaigning; they are for reference only to show what happens behind closed doors.










Thanks To Animal Rescuers EVERYWHERE !


Unlike most days at the Rainbow Bridge, this day dawned cold and grey, damp as a swamp and as dismal as could be imagined. All the recent arrivals were confused and concerned. They had no idea what to think for they had never experienced a day like this before. But the animals who had spent some time waiting for their beloved people knew exactly what was happening and began to gather at the pathway leading to the Bridge to watch. They knew this was something special.

It wasn’t too long before an elderly animal came into view, head hung heavy and low with tail dragging along the ground. The other animals on the pathway…the ones who had been at Rainbow Bridge for a while…knew the story of this sad creature immediately. They had seen it happen far too many times.

Although it was obvious the animal’s heart was leaden and he was totally overcome with emotional pain and hurt, there was no sign of injury or any illness. Unlike the pets waiting at the Bridge, this dog had not been restored to his prime. He was full of neither health nor vigor. He approached slowly and painfully, watching all the pets who were by now watching him. He knew he was out of place here. This was no resting place for him. He felt instinctively that the sooner he could cross over, the happier he would be. But alas, as he came closer to the Bridge, his way was barred by the appearance of an Angel who spoke softly to the old dog and apologized sorrowfully, telling him that he would not be able to pass. Only those animals who were with their special people could pass over the Rainbow Bridge. And he had no special beloved people…not here at the Bridge nor on Earth below.

With no place else to turn, the poor elderly dog looked toward the fields before the Bridge. There, in a separate area nearby, he spotted a group of other sad-eyed animals like himself…elderly and infirm. Unlike the pets waiting for their special people, these animals weren’t playing, but simply lying on the green grass, forlornly and miserably staring out at the pathway leading to the Bridge. The recent arrival knew he had no choice but to join them. And so, he took his place among them, just watching the pathway and waiting.

One of the newest arrivals at the Bridge, who was waiting for his special people, could not understand what he had just witnessed and asked one of the pets who had been there for some time to explain it to him.

“That poor dog was a rescue, sent to the pound when his owner grew tired of him. The way you see him now, with greying fur and sad, cloudy eyes, was exactly the way he was when he was put into the kennels. He never, ever made it out and passed on only with the love and comfort that the kennel workers could give him as he left his miserable and unloved existence on Earth for good. Because he had no family or special person to give his love, he has nobody to escort him across the Bridge.”

The first animal thought about this for a minute and then asked, “So what will happen now?”

As he was about to receive his answer, the clouds suddenly parted and the all-invasive gloom lifted. Coming toward the Bridge could be seen a single figure…a person who, on Earth, had seemed quite ordinary…a person who, just like the elderly dog, had just left Earth forever. This figure turned toward a group of the sad animals and extended outstretched palms. The sweetest sounds they had ever heard echoed gently above them and all were bathed in a pure and golden light. Instantly, each was young and healthy again, just as they had been in the prime of life.

From within the gathering of pets waiting for their special people, a group of animals emerged and moved toward the pathway. As they came close to the passing figure, each bowed low and each received a tender pat on the head or a scratch behind the ears. Their eyes grew even brighter as the figure softly murmured each name. Then, the newly-restored pets fell into line behind the figure and quietly followed this person to the Bridge, where they all crossed together.

The recent arrival who had been watching, was amazed. “What happened?”

“That was a rescuer,” came the answer.

“That person spent a lifetime trying to help pets of all kinds. The ones you saw bowing in respect were those who found new homes because of such unselfish work. They will cross when their families arrive. Those you saw restored were ones who never found homes. When a rescuer arrives, they are permitted to perform one, final act of rescue. They are allowed to escort those poor pets that couldn’t place on Earth across the Rainbow Bridge. You see, all animals are special to them…just as they are special to all animals.”

“I think I like rescuers,” said the recent arrival.

“So does God,” was the reply.





What Mother Earth wants to tell us. A man shows his talent.

What Mother Earth wants to tell us:


Taken from a Ukranian talent tv show.

Thanks to Slavica for forwarding to us.



Turkey: Critical Crisis For 10,000 Dogs – Cannibalism; Young Pups Being Eaten – Help !

SAV Comment: We know from our past expose of the situation for exported live animals to Turkey that this is a nation that generally does not give a damn about animal suffering.  One good man is doing what he can to help, but he is now a target for authorities who are neglecting their responsibilities.  Please watch the video via the link below – the situation is desperate.  Remember, this is a nation that wants to join the EU – and abide by EU rules on animal welfare ! – like yeah, reckon !!!

Video footage – Warning – **Graphic** –

When I received a desperate plea for help from a Turkish supporter, I could not imagine the hell my team would discover.

In a 19-square-mile area around Tavsanli in south eastern Turkey, we found 10,000 dogs clinging to survival, amongst the decomposing remains of bodies dumped by 200 chicken farms.

Half eaten corpses are strewn everywhere. Food poisoning is rife. Puppies are constantly born and dying. The dogs are so desperate that they even resort to cannibalism. It is one of the worst animal tragedies I have ever seen.

The law says that the authorities must help, but they do not. 10,000 dogs have no food, no veterinary care, and no shelter. But with your support, they will have hope.

Until now, just ONE MAN was attempting to help. Necdet Demirat fed the dogs whenever he could, but it was a drop in the ocean. Clearly massive assistance is needed, but when Necdet reached out to the local municipality for support, they turned on him in the most cruel and unexpected way.

Shockingly, the local authority is attempting to shift the blame, and are accusing Necdet of killing the dogs to harm their image. Now Necdet has to defend himself in court.

I seldom cry but this sickening situation has tipped me over the edge. This heartless and callous action against dogs and those that try to help them simply has no place in our world.

One of the things that struck me most is that these dogs have no reason to love humans, but when my team arrived they rushed to greet them, hoping against hope that salvation was at hand.

Network for Animals can only win the fight for these victims with your support. We have begun feeding pockets of dogs healthy food, but the overwhelming scale of the problem is unimaginably beyond our means.

I have already instructed my team to take on diplomatic work, urging the Turkish government to stop chicken farms dumping dead bodies in fields, and to offer the dogs the support they need. Our chances of convincing the government are slim, but we will not give up.

For the animals,

Network for Animals; LONDON.




We can only fight for these dogs with your support.
In the animal kingdom, there are horrors that we cannot ignore. This is one of them.
This is going to be a serious fight, that may take years to resolve. Please Ingrid, give generously, so that we can end the torment of Turkey’s dogs in distress.

Serbia: Help Viktor and Viktorija to stay safe.



Help Viktor and Viktorija to stay safe

The Story

Time passes, 4 years pass while they are in the pension and left on waiting. I do not know exactly why they have no luck.

We are already tired of waiting. Unfortunately, on the picture you can not see how good they are and cuddly, they looks like an ordinary street yellow dogs. Maybe because that no one asks for them.

They are not demanding, they are wonderful brother and sister who are hold together, love other dogs, like people, love to play and love attention.

Victor and Victoria have 4 years, they are vaccinated and healthy, castration sterilization was performed. We search for home from the pension for which we need 60e month, Our food is our 20e for month. Help is needed every month.

We are grateful if you can help.

To donate please go to




This Is The Reality Mr Trump Of Your Ignorance!


Syria: Man Massages Paralyzed Kitten’s Legs, And Something Amazing Happens.

VIDEO: Man Massages Paralyzed Kitten’s Legs, And Something Amazing Happens

When Mohammad Alsalem of Damascus, Syria found a tiny kitten meowing outside his house, he noticed something strange. The kitten could not move her back legs, but instead dragged them behind her as she tried to walk.

Alsalem named the cat Piano due to her black and white fur, and brought her to the Syrian Association for Rescuing Animals (SARA) – a group of Syrian citizens who work to rescue animals despite the civil turmoil in the region.

Alsalem thought the kitten would need a wheelchair, but still worked with SARA on healing Piano.

He moved her feet and routinely massaged the kitten’s muscles.

After a month or so, something amazing happened: Piano fully regained use of her legs, and is now able to run around like a frisky kitten.

Thank you, Alsalem and SARA, for never giving up on little Piano.

See the video of her recovery here –


Copied from Lady Freethinker –




Mexico: Leads The Way By Banning Dolphin Shows !


Mexico takes a lead in AR by banning Dolphin shows

Read more –




The Beautiful But Sad Bear Who Currently Cannot Find The Courage To Go Outside – Something She Has Never Done.


Animals Asia Vietnam Bear and Vet Team Director Heidi Quine said:

“It’s hard to explain just how incredible these small steps are for a bear as troubled as Annemarie. We’d absolutely love nothing more than to see her outside in the sunshine with the other bears, but we are letting her dictate the pace she’s comfortable with.

“It’s been a massive effort to get her to this point, but we’re all determined not to give up until Annemarie has the peace of mind she needs to step out from the shadow of her tragic past.”


What a beautiful looking little bear – you are safe now little one and all your friends are waiting for you; please go outside and enjoy yourself.


Please click on any of the following to enlarge – SAV.





New Zealand: UPDATE 5/9/17. ‘Fun Day Killings’ for Children Now Cancelled Due To Petition Pressure.

Regarding our recent post and our concerns that this hunt / kill is teaching young children all the wrong things::

VICTORY! Cruel Children’s Possum Hunt CANCELLED!

Thousands of you signed our petition to stop this sickening school possum hunt from happening – and your voices were heard!

Orini Combined School in Taupiri, NZ has announced that the hunt is cancelled.

LFT applauds the decision of the school — where students as young as 5 years old attend — to cancel the cruel killing contest, in which participants were urged to “clean up the possum vermin” for “family fun” and compete for prizes. The school says they will be planning a new fundraiser, instead.

The killing of any being is nothing to celebrate. Not only are such hunts inhumane, but they teach children at a young age not to value life. What’s more, children who commit violent acts toward animals often go on to commit violence against humans, too.

With your help, LFT will continue fighting to end cruelty to all species.

Please donate to support this important work.


Because of compassionate people like you, countless possums have been spared, and the children of Orini school will not be taught to callously kill for fun and prizes.

Thank you for adding your voice to help stop animal cruelty.











Petitions and Action Links – September.

free translation sites – kostenlose Übersetzungsseiten:


Sollten LINK’s nicht funktionieren, bitte diesen markieren, kopieren und in eine neu aufgerufene Seite in die Kopfspalte setzen


Adam Meyerson Captain at Sea Shepherd Global

“I don’t care if you are Muslim, Christian, Jewish or Wiccan, if your need to follow your

religion is stronger than your compassion for fellow creatures of this earth, you are no

friend of mine.”



“Do to others as you would have them do to you.”

Was Du nicht willst, das man Dir tu’, das füg’ auch keinem andern zu.”





Ein Hoffnungsschimmer? Hope? “Our Veterinary group Project Samana ( actually has spayed and neutered many cats at the Grand Bahaia in Samana, always at the request of staff. Since the change of ownership we have continued doing this on our 3 x yearly trips.”


SKANDAL: Grundgesetzänderung ungültig! GG geändert, weil Minister A1-Skandal verschweigt


Update #3 Ruperta the African Elephant is SICK and NEGLECTED. HELP NOW TO RELOCATE HER!

Hello everyone. Bad news on Ruperta. She fell again in her enclosed space because her health hasn’t recuperate totally from the last episode of desnutrition. Let’s keep this petition alive. Ruperta NEEDS to be relocated!!


Verbieten Sie den Verkauf von Plastikbesteck und -geschirr





Das Opferfest




800 Millionen Tiere schlachten und essen wir pro Jahr in Deutschland. Wie viele dieser Tiere siehst du in einer Woche, in einem Monat, einem Jahr? Wo sind diese unglaublichen Mengen eigentlich hin?





Traurige Neuigkeiten! Grupo Piñero und Bahia Principe


Plastic Island: How our throwaway culture is turning paradise into a graveyard


Utah Nurse Arrested After Refusing to Allow Cop Take Blood From Unconscious Patient


70 Prozent der Frauen-Renten unter Hartz-IV-Niveau



Petitions – protests – sample letters



Company Must Disclose Chemicals in ‘Incredibly Dangerous’ Smoke From Post-Hurricane Explosion Unternehmen muss die Chemikalien in dem “unglaublich gefährlichen” Rauch der Post-Hurrikan Explosion veröffentlichen



[Call for Action] Busan Gupo Dog Meat Market’s Cruelty.


zusätzlich zum Protest auch um Veröffentlich des Videos bitten:

Busan Office 3rd Floor, BIFF HILL, Busan Cinema Center, 120, Suyeonggangbyeon-daero, Haeundae-gu, Busan 48058, Korea | Tel. 82-1688-3010 | Fax. 82-51-709-2299

Seoul Office #1601, GARDEN TOWER, 84, Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03131, Korea | Tel. 82-2-3675-5097 | Fax. 82-2-3675-5098

Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) please show this video in your festival Video: August 17, 2017 Busan Gupo Dog Slaughter and Indifferent Bystanders From Hell” (부산 구포 지옥에서 온 도살자와 방관자들)



[Call for Action] Sister City Campaign – Namyangju, South Korea – Dartford Borough, Kent, UK.


In a few weeks the Taiji cove will fill with the blood and screams of innocent dolphins. But there’s one man who can make the pain and suffering stop. Act NOW to stop the dolphin bloodbath in Taiji, Japan


Senator Bill Nelson just penned an open letter calling for Florida panthers stay on the Endangered species list! Add your name to stand with Senator Bill Nelson and PROTECT the Florida Panther:


Save the Bengal Slow Loris From Extinction


Sign our petition for the Pink Dolphins


Save Animals Impacted by Hurricane Harvey




Reverse Discriminatory Ban on Pit Bulls


Man With History of Animal Sex Abuse Must Face Prison Time


Justice for Puppies Found With Their Throats Cut


Dog Allegedly Neglected and Covered in Tumors Deserves Justice


Don’t Force Owners to Cut Dogs’ Vocal Chords


Free Ramboline the lonely elephant




We ask for the return of the animal pound in Vaucluse!

For more than 30 years, the exemplary organization of the Vaucluse SPA saves many dogs and cats each year. A municipal decision jeopardizes the safety of these animals.

Nous demandons le retour de la fourrière animale en Vaucluse !

Depuis plus de 30 ans, l’organisation exemplaire de la SPA du Vaucluse permet de sauver de nombreux chiens et chats chaque année. Une décision municipale met en péril la sécurité de ces animaux.

Wir bitten um die Wiedereröffnung des Tierheimes in Vaucluse!

Seit mehr als 30 Jahren rettet die vorbildliche Organisation des Vaucluse SPA jedes Jahr viele Hunde und Katzen. Eine kommunale Entscheidung gefährdet die Sicherheit dieser Tiere.


Erschütterndes Video von PETA USA: Hunde und Katzen leiden und sterben für Bayer, Novartis & Co


Stoppen Sie den Verkauf von Echtpelzen


Novellierung des Deutschen Tierschutzgesetzes


Sendet Eure Botschaft an Deutschlands Spitzenpolitiker Für eine faire Landwirtschaft für Mensch und Natur


Gesendet: Sonntag, 03. September 2017 um 12:08 Uhr Von: “” <> Betreff: Sremska Mitrovic – Neuigkeiten zu hungernden Hunden aus dem Tierheim Kanis , Sremska Mitrovica in Serbien


Wir bitten um Verteilung ==================== Liebe Tierfreunde, während die Hunde im shelter KANIS hungern und Mitarbeiter seit April nicht bezahlt werden, werden Hunde in der Stadt unkontrolliert eingefangen und auf das Gefängnisgelände gebracht, in den ersten Tagen bereits 40 Hunde. In dem unteren Link können Sie sehen wie Bürgermeister Sanader und der Gefängnisleiter bekanntgeben, dass mit EU- Mitteln auf dem Gefängnisgelände bereits 40 Zwinger für 200 Hunde gebaut wurden und nach Tierheimbesuchen in Schweden weiter mit EU-Mitteln gebaut wird. Unter : können Sie die Zwinger mit den ersten Strassenhunden sehen. Wir fragen uns warum weder die TH-Leiterin noch andere Personen zu den Hunden dürfen. Kurzfristig sollen auch die 400 Hunde aus dem shelter KANIS dorthin umziehen.

Was passiert dann dort unter Ausschluß der Öffentlichkeit mit den Hunden??  Hier der Link zu den Gefängnisbildern :

Viele Grüße

Dieter Ernst


Bitte protestieren + teilen!!! Siehe nachfolgende Musteremail. Gebt den hungernden Hunden Eure Stimme! Danke!


Gesendet: Samstag, 02. September 2017 um 13:49 Uhr Von: “Martina Patterson” <> An: Cc:,, Betreff: Aktuelle Situation der Mitarbeiter und der hungernden Tiere des Tierheims Kanis, Sremska Mitrovica in Serbien


Generalkonsulin der Republik Serbien

Klosterstrasse 79 D-40211 Düsseldorf DEUTSCHLAND

Telefon: +49211 / 239-55-00 Fax: +49211 / 679-86-36


Sehr geehrte Frau Generalkonsulin Branislava Perin Jaric,

Bezug nehmend auf unsere Email vom 25. August 2017 um 18:27 Uhr, senden wir Ihnen nachfolgend die Schilderung der nach wie vor unveränderten dramatische Situation für die Mitarbeiter des Tierheimes sowie für die hungerden Tiere.

Da durch die Untätigkeit der Verantwortlichen Gefahr im Verzuge ist, bitten wir Sie eindringlich unser Anliegen, das Leben der Tiere zu schützen sowie die finanziellen Ansprüche der Tierheim-Mitarbeiter, zu unterstützen. Sollten Sie nicht die richtige Ansprechpartnerin in dieser dringenden Angelegenheit sein, bitten wir um zeitnahe Rückmeldung, damit wir die Angelegenheit von der zuständigen Stelle ordnungsgemäß verfolgt werden kann.

Vielen Dank vorab.


Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Martina & Shawn Patterson


Gesendet: Samstag, 02. September 2017 um 12:49 Uhr Von: “” <> An: Verborgene_Empfaenger:; Betreff: Aktuelle Fotos der hungernden Hunde aus dem Tierheim Kanis , Sremska Mitrovica in Serbien

Wir bitten um Verteilung ======================= Liebe Tierfreunde, nachfolgend geben wir Ihnen einige aktuelle Fotos aus dem überfüllten Tierheim KANIS. Fakt ist : – die Hunde werden nur aus sporadischen , überwiegend wässrigen Gefängnisabfällen und gelegentlichen Backresten eines örtlichen Bäckers versorgt. Bei der Enge sind tödliche Beißunfälle durch ständigen Hunger an der Tagesordnung. Bisher wurden die Hunde durch Spenden unserer Sponsoren gefüttert. – Nach wie vor kauft Bürgermeister Sanader kein Futter !! – er bezahlt auch nach wie vor die Mitarbeiter seit April nicht, die fast alle das Tierheim verlassen haben. Ein weiterer Bericht über die primitiven Fangaktionen in der Stadt und die Situation der Hunde im Gefängnis folgt kurzfristig nach weiteren Recherchen. Ebenso Verwendung von EU-Mitteln und Info-Flüge des Bürgermeisters nach Schweden. Viele Grüße Dieter Ernst



Hundehölle Serbien – Bitte kämpfen Sie mit um das Leben von über 1000 Hunden

Bitte schicken Sie das dringende Schreiben an den Bürgermeister: Über 1000 Hunde in Sremska Mitrovica in Serbien sind in akuter Lebensgefahr! siehe nachfolgende Emails




Gesendet: Freitag, 25. August 2017 um 18:27 Uhr Von: “Martina Patterson” <> An: Cc:, Betreff: Fw: Fwd: Über 1000 Hunde in Sremska Mitrovica in Serbien in akuter Lebensgefahr



Generalkonsulin der Republik Serbien

Klosterstrasse 79 D-40211 Düsseldorf DEUTSCHLAND

Telefon: +49211 / 239-55-00 Fax: +49211 / 679-86-36


Sehr geehrte Frau Generalkonsulin Branislava Perin Jaric,

nachfolgend möchten wir Sie in Kenntnis setzen von unfassbaren Zuständen für die Hunde in Sremska Mitrovica. Die Fotos sprechen für sich. Mit nachfolgender Email haben wir Bürgermeister Sanader eindringlich gebeten die unhaltbaren Zustände umgehend abzustellen und seine Verantwortung, auch den Tieren gegenüber, wahrzunehmen.

Wir bitten Sie herzlich, unser Anliegen, das Leben der Tiere zu schützen sowie die finanziellen Ansprüche der Tierheim-Mitarbeiter, zu unterstützen.

Vielen Dank vorab.


Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Martina & Shawn Patterson



Gesendet: Freitag, 25. August 2017 um 18:14 Uhr Von: “Martina Patterson” <> An:, Betreff: Fw: Fwd: Über 1000 Hunde in Sremska Mitrovica in Serbien in akuter Lebensgefahr


Sehr geehrter Herr Bürgermeister Sanader,

wir sind entsetzt und erschüttert von den geschilderten Zuständen und den Fotos. Ihrer Verantwortung entsprechend bitten wir Sie dringend umgehend tätig zu werden und dafür Sorge zu tragen, dass

– für die 450 Tierheim-Hunde Futter gekauft wird und die Tiere täglich gefüttert werden – ein weiteres geeignetes Gebäude und Gelände für die Tierheim- und Streuner-Hunde gefunden und zur Verfügung gestellt wird

– die Tierheim-Leiterin und ihre Mitarbeiter jederzeit ungehinderten Zugang zu den Hunden erhalten

– die Tierheim-Leiterin und ihre Mitarbeiter umgehend ihre noch ausstehenden Gehälter erhalten


Wir bitten um Ihre Stellungnahme hierzu.

Zwischenzeitlich informieren wir Presse/Medien.


Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Martina & Shawn Patterson



Betreff: Über 1000 Hunde in Sremska Mitrovica in Serbien in akuter Lebensgefahr
Datum: Fri, 25 Aug 2017 12:44:44 +0200
Von: <>
An:, udruzenje gradjana Kanis <>,


Sehr geehrter Herr Bürgermeister Sanader, da Sie seit Monaten weder Futter kaufen noch die Mitarbeiter bezahlen halten europäische Tierfreunde von uns 450 Hunde im Shelter KANIS mit hohen 5-stelligen Euro-Summen am Leben. Ihre sporadischen Restlieferungen aus dem Gefängnis retten nicht das Leben Ihrer Mitlebewesen. Alle Schreiben und Hilfsaufrufe bleiben von Ihnen unbeantwortet, vor Hunger zerfleischen sich die Hunde, wenn wir nicht finanzieren. Mitarbeiter im shelter erhalten seit Monaten kein Gehalt von Ihnen. Aktuelle weitere Vorfälle: – da hohe Pachtschulden Ihrerseits bestehen, muss das Tierheim kurzfristig geräumt werden. Die Hunde sollten auf das Gefängnisgelände nach Ihren Aussagen gebracht werden, angeblich gäbe es einen Vertrag mit der Gefängnisleitung. Warum wird dann der Tierheimleitung und anderen Personen der Zutritt verweigert? – nun erleben wir seit drei Tagen, dass von der Stadt unsachgemäß wahllos Straßenhunde eingefangen werden und auf das Gefängnisgelände verbracht werden, angeblich um die Stadt vor Schulbeginn “zu säubern”. Ihrem Verhalten entsprechend müssen wir unterstellen, dass durch Tötungsaktionen vor Schulbeginn die Straßen “gereinigt” werden sollen. Sie zwingen uns nun die europäische Öffentlichkeit sowie alle serbischen Botschaften sowie die zuständigen EU-Verhandlungsstellen zu informieren und zur Lebenserhaltung IHRER Hunde um Hilfe zu bitten. Bitte sehen Sie einige wenige Fotos Ihrer Hunde in Ihrer Stadt. Mit freundlichen Grüßen Dieter Ernst 02426 903656





Action: Medicare for All





Krankenhauskeimen endlich den Kampf ansagen!

Es reicht. Wir dürfen nicht länger zuschauen, wie Jahr für Jahr allein in Deutschland 800.000 Menschen an multiresistenten Krankenhauskeimen erkranken. Deutschlands Gesetzgebung muss endlich aktiv werden.








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

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




Be the difference! Sei Du der Unterschied!

Please vote / Bitte abstimmen:





Are you for or against circuses with wild animals?

Êtes-vous pour ou contre les cirques avec animaux sauvages ?

Sind Sie für oder gegen Zirkusse mit wilden Tieren?

Pour – for – für

Contre – against – gegen

Ne se prononce pas – Is not pronounced – Nicht zutreffend

Aucune des réponses ci-dessus? Réagissez en commentaire! None of the above? React to comment! Keines der oben genannten? Antworte auf Kommentar!





A Shocking List of Companies Who Still Test on Animals


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

This new App will tell you if your makeup and household products have been tested on animals:




Finden Sie tierfreundliche Kosmetik!


Neue Broschüre: “Hinschauen – Gute Gründe für eine Forschung ohne Tierversuche”







Informations and terms – Infos und Termine





Keith Olbermann: For Whom Has Trump Made America Great?





Update! Please Help Animals Left Homeless


Time is running out for flood-affected animals





Serbische Fellnasen brauchen Eure Hilfe!





Gesendet: Dienstag, 22. August 2017 um 02:52 Uhr Von: “V-Partei Presse” <> Betreff: V-Partei³ Stellungnahme zur Macht der Wählerinnen und Wähler

Sehr verehrte Damen und Herren der Redaktion, mit der folgenden Stellungnahme unseres Bundesgeneralsekretärs infomieren wir Sie über unsere Bemühungen um die Aufklärung der Bürgerinnen und Bürger hinsichtlich ihrer Wahlverantwortung. Der Text steht Ihnen, wie immer, zur freien Verfügung. +++ Die Bundestagswahlen, die kleinen Parteien und die Macht der Wählerinnen und Wähler

[von Heiko Kremer-Bläser, Bundesgeneralsekretär der V-Partei³]

Sehr oft werde ich mit der Aussage konfrontiert: “wenn ich eine kleine Partei wähle, dann ist meine Stimme verschwendet” oder “Ihr schafft die 5% Hürde ohnehin nicht und nehmt den anderen Parteien nur die Stimmen weg”. Dabei verhält es sich ähnlich wie bei den Menschen, die für 2 € ein Hähnchen kaufen und sich gleichzeitig über die Massentierhaltung echauffieren. Immerhin ist es unser eigenes Konsumverhalten, das über die Zukunft dieses Planeten entscheidet. Denn jeder ausgegebene Euro unterstützt die Unternehmen, deren Produkte wir kaufen.Wenn wir etwas verändern wollen, müssen wir unsere Möglichkeiten ausschöpfen.

Was hat das jetzt mit der Bundestagswahl zu tun? Dazu ein kleines Rechenbeispiel:

Schauen wir uns die Prognose zur Bundestagswahl 2017 an. Laut Emnid soll die CDU/CSU 39% erhalten, was bei einer Wahlbeteiligung von 72% einer Gesamtzahl von 17,4 Millionen Stimmen entsprechen würde. Somit würden die Unionsparteien durch das Bundestagswahlergebnis jährlich 15,13 Mio. € zusätzliche Unterstützung aus staatlichen Mitteln, Ihren Steuern, erhalten. Selbst die AfD erhielte bei dieser Prognose jährlich zusätzliche 3,12 Mio. € (Quelle:

Wie auch bei dem Kauf eines Hähnchens aus Massentierhaltung haben Sie somit mit Ihrem Geld die Themen finanziert, für die diese Parteien stehen. Bei der AfD handelt es sich dabei um Homophobie, Fremdenhass und Jagdbefürworter. Bei der CDU handelt es sich um Lobbyismus, Ausbau und Subvention von Schlachthäusern. Selbst wenn Sie die Stimmabgabe verweigern, wandert Ihr Geld von Ihrem Konto auf ein anderes Konto. Nutzen Sie dementsprechend die Gelegenheit und wählen Sie nur die Partei, die Ihre Interessen vertritt, unabhängig von %-Hürden. Denn wer sich für echten Verbraucherschutz interessiert, für die Gesundheit seiner Kinder, für den Erhalt und Schutz der Natur und für die Rechte von Tieren, sollte nicht gleichzeitig sein Geld in entgegengesetzte Ziele investieren.

V-Partei³ wählen, bedeutet bewusst wählen!

Genau wie bei dem täglichen Einkauf, bezahlen Sie bei einer Wahl mit Ihrer Stimme für die Zukunft, für die sich die Parteien einsetzen. Gehen Sie wählen und machen Sie Ihr Kreuz bei der V-Partei³, die dieses Jahr zum ersten Mal bei der Bundestagswahl teilnimmt. Und dies hilft die politische Sache voranzubringen, entweder mit großer Überraschung innerhalb oder zunächst noch außerhalb des Parlaments. Mittels Parteienfinanzierung lassen sich unsere Inhalte und Ziele besser und schneller realisieren.

+++ Mit v-reundlichen Grüßen, Saskia Wille Bundespressesprecherin ************************* Bundesgeschäftsstelle V-Partei3 86159 Augsburg Hochfeldstraße 4 www.v-partei³.de





Wahlkampf: So stecken Sie Lobbyisten in die Tasche

Jahrelang hat die Politik im Umgang mit Lobbyist/innen versagt – die letzte Quittung heißt „Dieselskandal“. Doch jetzt sind wir am Zug: Das Kuscheln der Regierung mit der Autolobby, von Finanzjongleuren formulierte Steuergesetze und käuflicher Zugang zur Politik müssen ein Ende haben. Deshalb machen wir Lobbykontrolle zum Wahlkampfthema – zum Missfallen mancher Politiker/innen, die bisher mit Kosmetik von den Problemen ablenken.

In unserer Wahlkampfoffensive setzen wir auf Presse, Internet – und auch auf Sie als kritische Wählerinnen und Wähler. Denn Politik findet nicht nur in den Medien statt, sondern auch auf der Straße und im Gespräch von Mensch zu Mensch. Immer noch wissen nicht alle Bürger/innen, wie Lobbyskandale verhindert werden können. Und immer noch setzt manche Partei darauf, nach der Wahl so weiterzumachen wie bisher. Das gefährdet unsere Demokratie. Doch Sie können dazu beitragen, dass sich das ändert.

Wir haben deshalb ein Materialpaket geschnürt, das Sie jetzt kostenlos bestellen können. Es ist prall gefüllt mit Informationen und tollen Hinguckern, mit denen Sie lobbykritisch Farbe bekennen: die perfekte Ausrüstung, um in Ihrem Wahl- und Freundeskreis für Lobbykontrolle zu werben.

Jetzt Materialpaket kostenlos bestellen

Viele Politiker/innen weichen dem Thema Lobbyismus aus oder sagen, es sei alles in bester Ordnung. Unser Materialpaket liefert Ihnen das Rüstzeug, um überzeugend für ein Lobbyregister, eine „legislative Fußspur“ und schärfere Regeln bei der Parteienfinanzierung zu argumentieren. Sie finden darin unseren Parteiencheck zur Wahl, Argumente für unsere Forderungen und Antworten auf die Frage, wie Autolobby & Co endlich gebändigt werden können.

Außerdem erhalten Sie eine schicke Stofftasche mit unserem Kampagnenmotiv, Aufkleber, Button und Kugelschreiber dazu. Und nicht zu vergessen: Auch den aktuellen Lobbyreport 2017 mit unserer kritischen Bilanz von vier Jahren Schwarz-Rot und den neuen LobbyControl-Flyer packen wir für Sie ein. Sichern Sie sich jetzt ein Paket, denn die Stückzahl ist begrenzt!





Diese Hunde sind starr vor Angst – dabei wäre Hilfe für sie kinderleicht





Ärzte gegen Tierversuche – Termin-Übersicht 2017





Millionen Eier sind mit dem gefährlichen Insektizid Fipronil belastet 6. bis 9. September: Wir haben es satt!-Aktionstour

CETA-Aktionstag 9. September deutschlandweit Aktiontag “Reichtum umverteilen” am 16. September.





Sa., 09. September Anti-Atomkraft-Demo in Lingen am Lingener Bahnhof Auch in diesem Jahr stellen zahlreiche Organisationen wieder eine internationale Anti-Atom-Demo am Atomstandort Lingen auf die Beine, die auch das Umweltinstitut unterstützt. Das Motto: Brennstoffexporte stoppen! Uranfabriken schließen! AKW abschalten!





Am 9.9. aktiv werden gegen CETA & Co!





[Impfentscheidung] Die Hölle für Allergiker? – Neue Impfstoffuntersuchungen Neuigkeiten zum 12. Stuttgarter Impfsymposium am 23. Sept. 2017





Stop Live Transport: International Awareness Day

Stop Live Transport – 13th September – worldwide events

FIND YOUR NEAREST EVENT: Every year, millions of live animals are transported thousands of kilometres, often in overcrowded vehicles without sufficient food, water or rest. Take part in the International Awareness Day and stand up for farm animals. In groups and as individuals across the planet, together we will continue to build awareness and demonstrate global opposition to the long distance transport of live animals. United we can force change. Watch this space for lots of events and online campaign actions… #StopLiveTransport🚫🚚





Sea Shepherd UK’s 40th Anniversary Gala

Sat 16 Sep 2017 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Cutty Sark – Greenwich Maritime Museum





[Impfentscheidung] Großdemo für freie Impfentscheidung am 16. Sept. in Berlin!


[Impfentscheidung] EuGH-Urteil sorgt bei deutschen Impf-Lobbyisten für Unruhe





Gesendet: Mittwoch, 19. Juli 2017 um 16:07 Uhr Von: “Janina Trebing” <>

SAVE THE DATE: Bundesweiter Aktionstag am 16. September 2017 vom Bündnis “Reichtum umverteilen – ein gerechtes Land für alle!”

Liebe Unterstützer*innen,

Das Bündnis „Reichtum umverteilen – ein gerechtes Land für alle!” ruft zum bundesweiten Aktionstag am 16. September 2017 auf.

Knapp eine Woche vor der Bundestagswahl wollen wir unseren Forderungen noch mal laut, kreativ und bunt Gehör verschaffen und laden alle herzlich ein, mitzumachen.

Eurer Kreativität sind keine Grenzen gesetzt. Für Inspiration zu Aktionen könnt ihr aber gerne einen Blick in unseren Aktionsleitfaden werfen. Schließt euch mit Gleichgesinnten zusammen und organisiert bei euch vor Ort eigene Aktionen, Veranstaltungen, Kundgebungen/Demonstrationen oder Flashmobs. Vielleicht gibt es in eurer Gegend sogar schon lokale Strukturen und/oder Ansprechpartner*innen? Eine Übersicht findet ihr auf unserer Webseite. Eure Aktionen am 16. September und natürlich auch um den Termin herum, könnt ihr auf unserer Webseite in den Terminkalender eintragen. Wir bemühen uns, eure Aktionen auf Social Media zu verbreiten.

Auch wir auf Bundesebene planen eine bunte Aktion in Berlin, die sehr gerne in eurer Region/ Stadt nachgeahmt werden kann. Unter dem Motto „Wir fangen schon mal an: Superheld*innen verteilen um“, laden wir alle Superheld*innen der Umgebung um 12 Uhr zum Bundestag ein, um von dort symbolisch das Geld dahin umzuverteilen, wo es dringen benötigt wird – in die Kitas, Krankenhäuser, Jugendeinrichtungen, Schulen, bezahlbaren Wohnraum usw. Kurz vor der Wahl möchten wir die Politiker/-innen noch mal daran erinnern, dass genug Geld da ist, es braucht nur den Mut, es sich zu holen. Zur Superheld*in zu werden ist ganz leicht, ein paar Tipps zur Verwandlung findet ihr auf dem Foto im Anhang.

Egal für welche Aktion ihr euch entscheidet, ihr könnt dazu reichlich Aktionsmaterial (Comics, Flyer, Poster usw.) auf unserer Webseite bestellen und unter die Leute bringen. Außerdem freuen wir uns, wenn ihr uns im Anschluss zur Veröffentlichung Fotos von euren Aktionen zukommen lasst, damit wir die Vielfalt aller Aktionen und Unterstützer*innen publik machen können. Und natürlich reichlich Twittern nicht vergessen: #reichtumumverteilen

Wir freuen uns sehr, wenn ihr dabei seid und den Aktionstag bekannt macht.

Für den Arbeitsausschuss des Bündnisses

Sophie Schwab und Janina Trebing







Samstag, 17.09.2017 von 12 – 15 Uhr Protest vor NRW-Grillmeisterschaft 2017 Anschrift: Kempener Straße 30, 47839 Krefeld, Parkplatz EDEKA-Markt FB-Veranstaltung dazu:




Irish Greyhound Derby Protest Saturday 23 September, 5pm – 9pm Outside Shelbourne Park greyhound track, South Lotts Road, Dublin Organised by Caged Nationwide





Samstag, 23.09.2017 von 14:30 – 16:00 Uhr Sonntag, 24.09.2017 von 14:30 – 16:00 Uhr Dem Zirkus “Belly Wien” Anschrift: Hindenburgstraße, 42853 Remscheid, Schützenplatz FB-Veranstaltung dazu:




Update #2vor 7 Stunden BAN the export from Ireland of live animals destined for slaughter abroad


Protest against the death ships on Tuesday, September 26 at 12 PM – 3 PM at Agriculture House, Kildare St. Dublin 2. Please come and stand against this dreadful cruelty.. Coming? then please leave a message on this facebook page map –,+Food+%26+the+Marine/@53.33953,-6.257953,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x48670e9a2704fc87:0xae69775f142e84f!8m2!3d53.33953!4d-6.255759






Sent: Friday, September 1, 2017 7:32 PM

Subject: Termin: 30.09.2017 veganes Oktoberfest in München



Samstag, 30. September 2017: veganes Oktoberfest in München

Wir feiern Oktoberfest – ohne Tierleid! Denn wir vegane Bayern lieben unsere Heimat, das Brauchtum, die Berge, und die bayerische Küche – und gerade deswegen verzichten wir auf tierische Produkte! Das Alpenvorland und das Gebirge sind mit riesigen Weideflächen überzogen und verdrängen die ursprüngliche Natur. Grossangelegte Ställe und Misthaufen verseuchen das Grundwasser, verpesten die Luft und beuten die sogenannten “Nutztiere” aus. Fleisch- und Fischgerichte in rauhen Mengen werden als “traditionelle bayerische Küche” propagiert und erzeugen Zivilisationskrankheiten und unermessliche Tierquälerei. Die vegane Lebensweise schützt die Natur, wirkt sich positiv auf die Gesundheit aus und rettet Millionen von Tierleben – nicht nur in Bayern! Auf der veganen Wiesn findet Ihr ausführliche Informationen zu allen Tierrechtsthemen, gute Unterhaltung auf der grossen Aktionsbühne und vegane Schmankerl zum probieren. Die Vereinigung Ärzte gegen Tierversuche ist mit einem Infostand vertreten.

Zeit: 30.09.2017, 10 Uhr bis 18 Uhr

Ort: Marienplatz München

Veranstalter: Communitiy Activism to Save Nature, C.A.T.S.Nature e.V.,


AG München der Vereinigung Ärzte gegen Tierversuche





Sa, 30.09.2017 von 15 – 18 Uhr So, 01.10.2017 von 15 – 18 Uhr Sa, 07.10.2017 von 15 – 18 Uhr So, 08.10.2017 von 15 – 18 Uhr Demos vor dem Ponykarussell auf der Krefelder Sprödentalkirmes Anschrift: Sprödentalstraße, 47799 Krefeld (Der Sprödentalplatz liegt direkt an der Sprödentalstraße.) FB-Veranstaltung dazu:




You’re invited to the 25th annual Animal Law Conference, October 13-15 in Portland, Oregon.





Freitag, 22. Dezember 17:00 – 20:00 Weihnachts-Mahnwache Schlachthof Viersen Anschrift: Gerberstr. 29 – 32, 41748 Viersen Beim letzten Mal war Ralf Seeger dabei, siehe Foto (sofern er es zeitlich hinbekommt, kommt er auch dieses Jahr) FB-Veranstaltung dazu:






Kastration und Adoption statt Tötungsstation! Stoppt das rumänische Hundemassaker! Das Problem packt man nicht am Schwanz, sondern man löst es an der Wurzel!





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

Tierschutz = Klimaschutz = Umweltschutz = Menschenschutz Fazit: Tierschutz ist soziales Engagement & gelebte Ethik! Zitat von Dr. rer. nat. Katharina Wirnitzer (PhD)



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



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

Philip Wollen: Wasser ist das neue Öl!!! In english + deutsch


„Earthlings changed my life. Had hubby, son and gf watch it that same night. We’ve been full blown vegans for 6 beautiful months. I’m now an activist. Anybody can change. I’m 58 and only wished I would have seen the light much earlier.

Earthlings – Neue Synchronisation auf Deutsch – Komplett

This little girl says NO to meat! That’s a great message by a little girl. Wisdom must not come with age, it comes from the heart… Sadly most adults have so many excuses to eat animals.


The ‘Humane Slaughter’ Myth


Why Are These People Crying?

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

Slaughtered While Still Conscious

Schlachthof-Hölle in Deutschland


Undercover Schlachthof-Video: Todesschreie der Tiere Filmaufnahmen aus einem Vorzeige-Bio-Schlachthof


Ein Virus namens “Menschheit”


Out of sight…out of mind…



Sir Paul McCartney Narrates ‘Glass Walls’



The Secret Reason We Eat Meat – Dr. Melanie Joy



Das Klagen der Kühe – Schulversion!



And Then Came Man – Check it Out.



The Faces of Animal Research Why Animal Testing Doesn’t Work


The failure of animal experiments – an animated educational film

Unsinn Tierversuch – Ein animierter Aufklärungsfilm der Ärzte gegen Tierversuche


Air France und ihr dunkles Geheimnis


Search for brands that DON’T test on animals here: ‪#‎StopAnimalTests



My story …


Hinter den Kulissen der Tierindustrie


Pferdetransport – Quälerei ohne Grenzen



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



The price of milk (explain this…)


Undercover Investigation at Hy-Line Hatchery–faib7to



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




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

Pelz? 60 Sekunden, die jeder gesehen haben sollte Viele Menschen glauben, dass Pelztiere nur in Pelztierfarmen in China leiden. DAS ISTNICHT SO! Sie leiden kläglich in Pelzfarmen weltweit. Dies ist ein Screenshot des Videos eines analen Stromschlags in einer Pelzfarm in Illinois. Sie sterben nicht sofort, sie gehen in einen Schockzustand, während ihre Innereien grundsätzlich vom Strom “gekocht” werden. SEHEN Sie sich das VIDEO an:



The Animal Holocaust by Jo Frederiks


English and german



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Serbia: Appeal for Help With Food for Dogs and Cats. See Facebook link below.

Hi Mark,

Can You, please, help by SAV  in matter of Dogs by Duda.

She  cares for about  30 dogs and  many cats too, but now she has no food, and  the Winter is  in front of us, and in winter animals even  need more food, but she has nothing, No food  as for dogs, or for cats , and Mrs. Duda needs urgent help.

Please help Mrs. Duda, a great person  and animal lover  in Nova Pazova, near Belgrade,  she needs help as soon  as is possible..

Thanks with all my heart.

Facebook link:


Since I personally care for about 50 saved dogs and cats. I know best how desperately  she needs  an urgent help.

Unfortunately  I personally cannot help her, but please  help You by SAV.

She has no internet  and lives with 30 dogs and  many cats, and needs our help.

Everything she had she gave to the animals  and to  the vets  .

an You help her  by SAV, please.

Thanks- .Regards.




USA / England: Vegan activists have marched through NYC (USA) and London (England) demanding the end to ‘animal oppression’.



Vegan activists have marched through London demanding the end to ‘animal oppression’.

Read more:


September, 2nd, 2017: March for Animal Rights in NYC, over 1,000 marching and speaking out for the animals!  


And in London, over 2,000 people making their voices heard for The Voiceless.

London September 2nd 2017, Animal Rights March – Thousands of vegan activists march through London to end animal cruelty






Dog meat restaurants are shutting down after Animals Australia investigation.

Dog meat restaurants are shutting down after Animals Australia investigation

Not another terrified dog will suffer a fatal beating to supply these dog meat restaurants…

They once sold the products of horrific suffering — fuelling a nightly slaughter of Bali’s indigenous dogs.

Now they’re selling flowers, coffee, hats, and sunglasses.

At least ten restaurants have already stopped selling dog meat since our investigation into the Bali dog meat trade sparked a historic victory for dogs.

Cruelty-free businesses are now blossoming where the letters RW once indicated dog meat was served.

Read more and see photos at


UK: Aeroflot Stops Transporting Lab Animals – But ABC Still Do – Take Action.


Dear Mark,

Thanks to your support, major Russian airline Aeroflot has agreed to stop transporting monkeys for use in experiments.

This is fantastic news for monkeys! However, the animal research industry is now relying on cargo airlines to ship monkeys around the world for them.

We’ve discovered that AirBridgeCargo is transporting monkeys destined for laboratories where they will likely be forced to suffer in cruel experiments. 


Our investigations team has uncovered that the airline is shipping monkeys from China to companies in the US that supply animals for experiments.

We’ve proved that change is possible!

Please email AirBridgeCargo Airlines

and urge them to stop transporting monkeys for experiments.


Aeroflot now joins our growing list of airlines that refuse to transport monkeys for experiments.

It is time for AirBridgeCargo to #DoTheRightThing and join them.


Thank you as always for your support,


Michelle Thew Chief Executive


CFI Website –




31/8/17 – The Death of Diana 20th Anniversary Today. Funny, Warm, Loving, Compassionate – ‘The Peoples Princess’.


Murdered in Paris by a press wanting more pictures.

Madly loved by the British people.

‘Their’ Princess.

Funny, compassionate, warm, loving.

Many ‘normal folk’ are still very raw today.

They will never forgive or forget what happened.

A terribly sad day in the UK for many people.







Germany: Guest Article From Venus – “Do not forbid yourself anything – Do not let anyone forbid you anything.”



“Do not forbid yourself anything – Do not let anyone forbid you anything.”

A week ago, I read this sentence on an Austrian web page, it came from a carnivore, who had spoken about “food culture”.

To this saying I have a few thoughts: Meat eating and the torture associated with it, have nothing to do with culture or with “life value”. To build a discussion at this level, shows just how primitive, asocial, and less intelligent the commentators are. After the numerous undercover investigations by experienced animal rights activists on the medieval conditions that still prevail in the animal factories, both the stupid and the unscrupulous should have stopped eating animals. But that is not the point.


The dark side of meat is the political side.

The infantile slogan for flesh eating: ” Do not forbid yourself anything – Do not let anyone forbid you anything”, is the reduction of human freedom on the primitive level of oral freedom, and the best method of the system to manipulate and fool its useful idiots.

How else could this system have kept his servants satisfied, if it does not persuade them that the freedom to choose between roast pork, foie gras or trout fillets is their hard-won freedom of liberty?


Above – Force Feeding Foie Gras Geese

You must not exceed the speed limits, you must not drive with red, you must not smoke in restaurants … our daily life consists only of prohibitions, some good, some bad. For this reason alone, one must be an absolute fool, if one thinks that is a free man, because no one can forbid him the flesh eating.


Meat eating is not a private thing, as many claims.

It is the cooperation with meat and milk mafia, with illegal practices in the slaughterhouses, with pigs- and chicken barons, with the multimillionaires of the animal transport mafia, that all is  the problem, and that is a political problem … and a moral one.

All these people are not only the masters of torture and sadism; they are the instances, that enslave the third world with their criminal function, force millions of people into hunger, and last but not least, responsible for the deadly destruction of the planet.   In this case, it is not privacy with whom one cooperates, so it is not a private matter, whether someone eats meat or not;

It is a fact that one cooperates with a fascist system if one supports these corrupt instances.

This ridiculous slogan, ” Do not forbid yourself anything – Do not let anyone forbid you anything” is nothing else but the systematic thought-pace-maker of the system for billions of stupid and submissive citizens, who have no idea of either animal ethics or political freedom and dignity.

Best regards to you and all







USA: Fur Free Society is asking the USDA to impose the maximum fine of $13.75 million for fur farm animals suffering in extreme temperatures.

Anti Fur Society –  

Our affiliate Fur Free Society, Inc. has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) against Ruby Fur Farm Inc., an Iowa farm that repeatedly broke federal law by allowing hundreds of fur-bearing animals to suffer in dangerous and extreme heat conditions. 

Temperatures in the metal housing exceeded 100 F degrees and heat indexes reached as high as 122 F degrees on at least four separate dates.

Animals in severe heat distress were panting, drooling, lethargic, breathing heavily, non-responsive to activity around them, and unable to cool off. 

Fur Free Society is asking the USDA to impose the maximum fine of $13.75 million ($10,000 per animal affected, per violation) and to immediately terminate any and all licenses held by Ruby Fur Farm Inc. 

The complaint and USDA inspection reports can be found here:



Animals Asia News – Critically ill dogs on the mend after rescue from the meat trade.

Critically ill dogs on the mend after rescue from the meat trade

Read the story and see the pictures from Animals Asia at:




England: Live Animal Export Protests By Dutchman ‘Onderwater’ – Ramsgate, Kent – 24/8/17.


Here is some footage of the protests against live animal exports at Ramsgate, Kent, England, on 24/8/17.




English campaigners have stopped the live export trade after more than 25 years of campaigning; but now there is still one (periodic) exporter left – Johannes Onderwater; a Dutchman who exports British sheep to the EU. 

The animals here in the video mainland are going for ritual slaughter in mainland Europe for the festival of Eid which starts on 31/8.

There are no English exporters (hauliers) involved – they were stopped by protest and legal action a long time ago.  Only Dutch Onderwater remains now, but he will probably stop once Eid gets under way.  He has not exported from the UK for many months, but is now doing a trade with live sheep for sacrificial slaughter at Eid.  He has been using Ramsgate for the last week or so, getting out as many sheep to the EU as he can.

A good turn out by UK protesters as always, those who detest this trade and let it be known.  Large turn out by the police also but they really do not know how to handle it now.  They are protecting a trade in live animals which is legal under EU rules.   This is why it will be so much better when the UK gets out of the EU, which will be within the next few years.  The UK will be in charge of its own regulations and not have to put up with crap from the EU as we do currently.  The EU makes the rules but cannot enforce them, even when presented with clear evidence of abuses.

UK campaigners will fight to ensure that on the day the UK officially leaves the EU, UK legislation will be in place and ready to stop live animal exports from the UK. 

If other nations in the EU did the same, then the trade could be slowed.  But who else is currently leaving the EU ? – nobody. 

So the UK goes it alone at the moment; but other member states will leave over time – we think that is a definite !

Pictures – Val C.




New Zealand: Stop Sickening School ‘Possum Hunt’ Where Young Children are Encouraged to Kill As A ‘Fun Day Out’.

UPDATE 5/9/17  – Event now CANCELLED Due To Public Pressure.



SAV Comment

Possums were introduced to NZ by humans from Australia in 1837 – wow what a surprise ! – man knows best, introduces a non native species and then years later the same humans call it a ‘pest’.    Some would call it Karma.

Yes they do cause damage to natural flora and some fauna; but we are putting this petition out because of the fact that very young children are being encouraged to hunt and kill animals.

What we ask does this teach young kids about their natural wildlife ?

Does it teach kids to think that killing is a natural way of life? – we find the whole thought process behind this ‘hunt’ very disturbing.  What does this teach kids for the future ?

Stop Sickening School ‘Possum Hunt’ Where Children are Encouraged to Kill


Petition link –

Children as young as 5 years old are urged to kill innocent possums in a sickening fundraiser for Orini Combined School in Taupiri, New Zealand, scheduled for September 29, 2017.

“We don’t care if you trap ‘em or shoot ‘em. it’s all on to clean up the possum vermin in Orini and raise some funds…all welcome to join in the family fun,” reads the twisted event poster.

The barbaric event — for grades 0 through 8 — is horrifically cruel to the possum victims, and also teaches children at a very young age that slaughtering animals is not only OK, but a fun and rewarding activity. The children are even awarded prizes for killing the heaviest possum and the possum with the “best fur.”

Sign the petition demanding that Orini Combined School cancel this horrific event, and instead teach children that animals are not “vermin,” but thinking, feeling beings that deserve respect, not violence. 


Petition link –



News From Venus – And Action (Link) To Stop The Mega Merger.


Dear Mark,

I also got the news that for the moment the merger Bayer / Monsanto was put on hold.

This is certainly a success, but far from the end of the story. The situation looks like this: the four major conglomerates Monsanto, Syngenta, DuPont and Bayer control roughly 70 percent of world trade with agricultural raw materials. If the merger Bayer / Monsanto were to be achieved, three companies would determine more than 60 percent of the global market for seeds and pesticides: Bayer / Monsanto, DuPont / Dow and ChemChina / Syngenta (The merger of the two last couples has already been approved).

With the help of the EU, they want to contain and patent seed and food diversity to a manageable extent. Stubbornly, the corporations are working on a law that cements their power: the European Seed Regulation. Under this Regulation, no more seed which has not been tested, certified and registered may be passed on. Worse still, the offspring of these crosses are particularly productive, but only in the first generation and as seed unusable. Seed must therefore be purchased from the breeder every year.

The four major players in the agricultural industry will determine the market for seeds, pesticides, fertilizers and feed. An unimaginable power concentration, which is completely foreign to the interest in plants, animals, human life.

Until now, the population and politicians in Austria, and German environmental associations, have been fighting against this dictum of the giants. New petitions have been launched, which is necessary, because the negotiations are not yet finished.

The EU has already offered the first compromise, we have seen it.

But the letter from the deputy Vestager makes it clear that the provisional postponement of the Bayer / Monsanto merger has not been decided on “Risks for human health, food safety, consumer protection, the environment and the climate“, but “is limited to competition (Merger assessment): concerns about potential negative effects of the merger on consumers and farmers”.

Within 90 days, the EU Commission will make its final decision after “the antitrust law” tests have been completed. We need to mobilize further, not just pushing Vestager, but also the other EU bodies and local politicians.

I have therefore attached (link below) a new petition from the Umweltinstitut Deutschland.

It goes to Mrs Vestager, to the German Minister for Economic Affairs, Brigitte Zypries, and to the President of the Bundeskartellamt Mundt. It already has 34,000 signatures, but we still need many more.

And we must continue to think positively and, above all, remain alert and informed.

With best Regards to you and all


This Video Exposes the Reality – An Empire Built On Secrecy – Now Exposed – Please Crosspost.


Trailer Released For Hotly Anticipated Vegan Documentary ‘Dominion’

The film will expose the brutal reality of factory farming

The trailer for a highly-anticipated animal rights documentary has been released.

Dominion is the new film by Chris Delforce from organization Aussie Farms, who previously made movie Lucent.

Feature length

Dominion, which is a feature-length documentary, will focus on how animals are used and abused in Australia.

According to a spokesperson for Aussie Farms: “By exploring six primary facets of our interaction with animals – Pets, Wildlife, Scientific Research, Entertainment, Clothing and Food – the film will question the morality and validity of our dominion over the animal kingdom.”


They added: “Drawing heavily from the Aussie Farms Repository so as to contain the most recent, highest-quality footage from across the country, Dominion will also make use of emerging technologies, such as aerial drones, to capture new perspectives and examine the wider context of animal exploitation upon our landscape and within our society.”

The documentary was partly crowdfunded, with donors giving $19,000. In December 2015, animal protection institute Voiceless gave the filmmakers a grant.

The full film will be released in March 2018.


Film Director Flies Drone Over Factory Farms: Footage Is Shocking

Activists Post Motorway Banners Encouraging Drivers To Watch Vegan Movie

BREAKING: ‘Earthlings’ Director Shaun Monson To Release Series Of Films Starring Joaquin Phoenix

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Click on the ‘Aussie Farms’ link at the top of the video to see a lot more footage of different issues.




23/8/17 – EU: The European Commission just announced they won’t greenlight the Bayer Monsanto merger.

Great News for Bees.


Great news: The European Commission just announced they won’t greenlight the Bayer Monsanto merger.

And you made it happen!

You and thousands of SumOfUs members around the world bombarded Commissioner Vestager with tweets, emails and postcards raising the alarm about this merger. And Vestager just replied directly to you, saying she shares your concerns.

She’ll now open an in-depth probe of the merger. This will take months — and gives us more time to stop the merger once and for all.

SumOfUs members like you opposed this merger from the very beginning — and built up one of our strongest campaigns ever: more than 700,000 of you signed our petition. And with your donation, we were able to pay for: Congressional hearings, our own people-powered lobbyist, and a legal White Paper that proves that this merger is illegal.

But we didn’t stop there: Thanks to your financial support we even took over the whole homepage and pressured decision makers in Brussels with our ads. Check them out:

Bayer and Monsanto wanted the EU to quietly approve their merger. But you didn’t let that happen. You ramped up our campaign and pressured the Commission to first extend its review, and then finally open an in-depth investigation.

This is a crushing defeat for Bayer and Monsanto — but our fight is far from over. In fact, we will need to work harder than ever in the upcoming months to stop their plans. But with this victory, you have proven once again how strong our community is. And I have no doubts that together, we will stop this merger for good.

Thank you so much for all that you do,
Anne and the team at SumOfUs

PS: If you can, please chip in now to help us fighting the Bayer-Monsanto merger till the end.

More information:

EU Commission starts in-depth probe of Bayer, Monsanto deal, Reuters, August 22, 2017.
Letter from Margrethe Vestager, August 22, 2017.




USA: Congrats To Illinois – The First State To Ban Elephants In The Circus.


SPRINGFIELD, IL — If you want to take your kids to see elephants at the circus, you’ll have to do it before the start of the New Year.

On Aug. 11, Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bill that made Illinois the first state in the country to ban the use of elephants in traveling circuses that come to Illinois. The law is a victory for animal rights activists, not to mention elephants, which have endured abuses behind the scenes. The issue has been polarizing, as many people attach a fond nostalgia to the thought of seeing elephants at the circus.

The law will officially take effect on Jan. 1, 2018 and will not only be the first to ban the use of elephants but also the first nationwide to ban the use of animals in performing acts, according to WTTW. The bill passed unanimously in the Illinois Senate by a 55-0 vote. In the House, there was some resistance, but the bill passed with a 91-14 vote before Rauner’s signature sealed the deal.







You Dont Have To Say Anything About These Pictures.



Egypt: PROTECT WORKING ANIMALS from abuse – Petition Link.


PROTECT THE WORKING ANIMALS from abuse at the Giza Pyramids Area, Luxor and Aswan!




Petition link –

When it comes to animal rights Egypt is renowned globally for a less than promising record.

Horses and camels play an important part in Egypt’s tourism, many families depend on them for their survival, still these working animals are being mistreated.

Animals such as cart and riding horses and camels are being brutally beaten, neglected and whipped as they cart loads of tourists around the pyramids. They are forced to work in the extreme heat without shelter, food or water supply for 20 hours every day and facing a long agonizing life.

They have medical diseases and conditions and obvious, untreated giant flesh wounds (see photo above) under their saddles and still being ridden. Undoubtedly, they demonstrate distress and are worked or starved to death.

This area is „Hell on Earth” for carriage horses and camels. This horror must be stopped now.

Stopping the misery would surely benefit not only the working animals in Giza but would raise awareness of the importance of animal rights as a topic in Egypt in general.

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USA: Has Trump Almost Bankrupted The Secret Service With All His Travels ?


Iditarod – The Cold Truth About Man’s Best Friend. New Film Blows The Lid On Race Cruelty.

The Cold Truth About Man’s Best Friend.

SAV Comment:

For years, maybe decades; animal welfare people and groups have been trying everything to stop the Iditarod sled race.  Major sponsors have been targetted in their hundreds with e mail campaigns etc. 

Always the same response – that everything is ok and that all the dogs are looked after very well.  Well maybe this new movie will blow the lid off this race and the world will see what we have campaigned about for years.  A cruel race with untold amounts of animals suffering

It will be interesting, after this is made public; to see what the response of the ‘no problems’ corporate sponsorship organisations are.  Will they stop sponsorship or will they continue ? – will the race continue ?


UPDATE 21/8/17 – Major sponsor pulls out of Iditarod:


Sled Dogs is the first documentary to look at what happens at sled dog operations and the Iditarod once the tourists go home.

Hitting Select U.S. Theaters Nationwide this August





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Germany: Message From Venus: German Elections In September, But Nothing Looks Better For Animals.



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SAV.  We have had the following in from Venus in Germany.  The German General Election is in September; but whatever your political bias; things are not looking very positive for animals and their welfare.  We share in the despair – no better with Trump in the US; the EU does nothing positive; just people looking after their own interests – not even considering others !

But the fighting and campaigning will go on regardless.

The following is the in edited message from Venus:

Dear Mark,

the association animal public e:V has made a survey to the five parliamentary parties.

They wanted to know how these parties were thinking about animal protection, and what they would decide about the lives of millions of animals. So that the German citizen knows who to give his voice to.

I find the results catastrophic, especially from the parties, which unfortunately and most likely will come to the coalition.

Just for reference, here is another of our recent posts and why Venus will not vote – have a look:


Here is my article about it.

On September 24, the federal elections are held in Germany.

The association animal public.e.V has sent a list of ten questions to all parties which are expected to move into the Bundestag, with a request to tick with “yes” or “no”.

Some of these questions were in the past the subject of petitions here in Germany, which were ignored by the Merkel government.

Sure, many animal protectionists remember how many petitions and demonstrations for the ban on wild animals in circus we have done. Without success.

The parties in order, are:

  1. Christian Democrats (Conservatives),

  2. the Socialists,

  3. the Liberals,

  4. the Left and

  5. the Greens.


The extreme right did not answer.

The questions were:

  1. ban on wild animals in circuses,

  2. the end of the dolphinariums,

  3. amendment of the Hunting Act,

  4. import ban on wild animals for private purposes,

  5. prohibiting commercial animal exchanges,

  6. positive list for the private keeping of wild animals,

  7. recognizing the fundamental rights of great apes,

  8. the right to legal action for animal welfare associations,

  9. Federal Commissioner for animal welfare,

  10. amendment of the zoological legislation.

One notices of the many “no” of the strongest parties of Germany that after the elections everything will be like before the elections, namely absolutely nothing new and certainly nothing good for the animals.

I predict a stupid and harmful coalition between Merkel and Schulz, and this will also be fatal consequences not only for Germany, but for many other countries of Europe that are politically and economically dependent on Germany. Because Germany is Europe.

Above – Merkel;

Below (left) – Schultz – the other person is Junker – Mr EU.


And there will be no good for the animals. The only parties who have responded with the most “yes” are “the Left” and the “Greens”; But the first has no power, and the second has not shown any political fairness.

I really do not know who is hoping for something good against animal suffering and the animal miseries in Germany with these elections. I certainly do not!


My best Regards to you all





Serbia: Small Shelter August Food and Vet Appeal – Please Give Thank You.


This site is done for free – surely you can give something to an animal shelter that is desperate to help sick and hungry animals !! – even 1 Euro would help !






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Karma – Animal Abusers.




Tibet: In The Dark – Finding Tibet’s Hidden Prisoners.


From ‘Free Tibet’ – London.

Imagine being snatched from the street or even your home. You are loaded into a police car and driven to an unknown location. Your friends, colleagues and family don’t know where you are. Nor do you. It is like you have disappeared from the face of the earth.

Enforced disappearances are designed to punish Tibetans who resist or fall foul of the occupation, and to scare other Tibetans away from opposing the occupation or freely expressing their culture. Today Free Tibet is launching our new In The Dark campaign by highlighting six of these enforced disappearances. For each, we have listed some important strategic actions that you can complete online right now, in order to pressure the authorities into releasing them.

Click below to learn about their cases and see how you can help. 

These six prisoners are just the first stage of our new campaign to bring public attention to this cruel and oppressive practice. To learn more about enforced disappearances, Tibet’s hidden prisoners and our campaign, visit our website. The Chinese authorities want to hide these prisoners from the world. We are determined to find them, shine a light on their cases and push for their release. We hope that you will join us in making a stand for Tibet’s hidden prisoners.

Thank you,

John Jones

Campaigns Manager










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China: A Massive Drop (70% +) In Purchasing Shark Fin After Major Awareness Campaign.

Sales of shark fin in China drop by up to 70%



Traditionally a symbol of wealth and luxury, public attitudes towards shark fin are changing in China, according to a new report

A popular dish at weddings and banquets in China, shark fin soup is increasingly off the menu due to a government frugality drive and awareness campaigns and by conservationists, according to a new report.

The trade in shark fins, a symbol of wealth in China and other parts of Asia, has led to the decline in some shark populations by up to 98% in the last 15 years. An estimated 100 million sharks are killed each year with up to 73 million used for their fins.

China became the world’s largest market for shark fin due to its rising wealth and desire for luxury goods. However, sales of shark fin have fallen from 50-70%, according to a report by WildAid, a US-based organisation focusing on reducing demand for wildlife products.

According to data collected by WildAid, sales of shark fin in Guangzhou, considered to be the centre of the shark fin trade in China, have dropped by 82%. The report complied data from a number of different sources including news reports, online surveys, undercover interviews with traders in China and trade statistics from Hong Kong, once considered to be the global hub for trade in shark fin.

According to the report, wholesale shark fin traders in Guangzhou are complaining that sales are decreasing and prices are falling. One wholesaler quoted in the report said that “shark fin is a dying business” with others reporting that medium-sized shark fins are only selling for half the price.

An anti-corruption drive by the Chinese government is thought to be one of the main factors behind the decrease in sales. Considered a luxurious delicacy, shark fin was often a feature on the menu at official functions. But under the government’s austerity campaign, it was banned from being served at state events in 2012.


Peter Knights, Executive Director of WildAid said that while the government ban has played a role there has been “no magic bullet, it’s been a combination of factors”.

WildAid say that a change in public attitudes towards the consumption of shark fin in China, particularly among younger generations, is having a big impact too. According to the report, 85% of Chinese consumers surveyed online said they gave up shark fin soup within the past 3 years. They credit a large awareness campaign of the impact of the shark fin trade, headed by former basketball star Yao Ming, a popular figure in China. “The more people learn about the consequences of eating shark fin soup, the less they want to participate in the trade,” said Knights.

Pressure from conservationists has also influenced big businesses. A number of large hotel chains have stopped serving shark fin soup and more than 20 airlines have agreed not to transport it.

Last year, it was reported that the owners of factories that process sharks in Puqi, a seaside town in Zhejiang province blamed such awareness campaigns for a drop in their business. Hong Kong-based conservation group WildLife Risk, previously alleged that a plant in Puqi were processing hundreds of sharks of endangered species each year.
A quarter of the world’s sharks are threatened with extinction, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (ICUN) with the market for shark fin a major factor. Knights said that the reduction in sales of shark fin will help the situation. “Hopefully sharks will become commercially extinct rather than actually extinct. It’s certainly going to help relieve pressure to a large degree.”




Factory Farming in Asia Creating Health Risks. But For The USA And Australia There Are Hidden Issues.

Factory Farming in Asia Creating Health Risks.

Growth of intensive units has potential to increase antibiotic resistance and could result in spread of bird flu beyond region.

The use of antibiotics in factory farms in Asia is set to more than double in just over a decade, with potentially damaging effects on antibiotic resistance around the world.

Factory farming of poultry in Asia is also increasing the threat of bird flu spreading beyond the region, with more deadly strains taking hold, according to a new report from a network of financial investors.

Use of antibiotics in poultry and pig farms will increase by more than 120% in Asiaby 2030, based on current trends.

Half of all antibiotics globally are now consumed in China alone. The Chinese meat and animal feed producers New Hope Group and Wen’s Group are now among the 10 biggest animal feed manufacturers in the world.


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Recently, Chinese companies have been buying farms in the United States and Australia to provide feed for their country’s dairy and beef industries.

In late 2013 a Chinese company, (Shenghui), purchased the largest US pork producer, named ‘Smithfield Foods’, to help keep up with demand.

China’s demand for meat could potentially continue to grow and support hundreds of thousands of jobs in the US meat industry.

Sounds good for the USA;

but also think; from a climate perspective, the methane produced by the animals will still continue to be created, but it will be shifted to the United States rather than remain in China.


Read the rest of this on our recent post:


England: Time Out – The Cure.


I think maybe we need a little timeout – there have been some bad things recently.

‘The Cure’ have been one of my personal favourite bands for a long time – hope you get to like them too – Mark.




USA: Big Respect – Heather Heyer.

Heather Heyer


‘She died doing what was right’

She had the guts to get out there and make her voice heard.