Serbia: A Special Appeal To Help An Old Couple Cover Costs For Caring For Many Ex Street Animals.


Update 27/3 – Come on folks, get your dosh out !!

(an English term for giving money).

Anything please – even a few dollars will help us to reach the target.

We need to do this as soon as possible – please help – Thank you. – SAV.

Update 25/3 – well done to those who have donated; a good result for a short time.

But we really need to do this please – so give anything you can, no matter how small or large the donation – it all adds up.

Thank you – with hope – SAV.

We are putting out this special appeal to help our friend Susann in Germany.

You can read the story below – but basically it is a request to help an old couple in Serbia with food for all the homeless cats and dogs that they help; often going without themselves to do it.

Please give anything that you can – any little helps and it all soon mounts up.

Please dig deep and give what you can – Thank You – SAV.

Urgent: help for old Serbian couple and their 60+ strays


Please look at the following link to see many more pictures of the animals:


Donation Link –

The Story

61 cats, 7 dogs and an elderly couple need urgent help.

Jelka and Branko live in Pancevo, a town close to the Serbian capital Belgrade. They’re both 65+ and not very well off, sometimes not having enough food for themselves, they go without in order to ensure the animals are fed in order to give them a better life than the one they had on the streets of Pancevo.

Luckily the very kind soul and animal rescuer Slavica happened upon them and is now helping them with the animals. Feeding them, heating the house in winter in order to keep them all warm as Serbia has extreme temperatures in the winter, spaying & neutering and getting the animals vaccinated or to the vets if they are sick is very time and money consuming. Especially because no one has a car and it is 4 bus rides away.

A small facebook group ( is helping Slavica, Jelka and Branko with a bit of money monthly but it is not enough to cover everything that is needed.

Things seem to get worse instead of getting better. Branko had a stroke and it is still unsure if he will survive. A new law requires all cats to be chipped and vaccinated incurring more costs, the fence is broken, etc… Slavica, Jelka and Branko need you to help them and would be forever grateful for any donations.

Donation Link –








England: Sheep.



Seal Slaughter / Dog Stomped To Death – Take Action Here.


You know who doesn’t wear seal fur? Just about everyone.

No caring person wants Canada’s commercial seal slaughter to continue—which is why 35 countries around the world have already banned imports of seal-derived products and Canadian citizens continue to speak out against the barbaric practice of shooting and clubbing tens of thousands of baby seals to death every year.

Canada is about to turn 150 years old, and to celebrate, we’re calling on its prime minister, Justin Trudeau, to stop using Canadian tax dollars to support the mass murder of baby seals.


Tell Canada’s prime minister to stand up for seal pups!




Dog Found Bound and Stomped to Death

Demand Justice

Target: David Leyton, Prosecuting Attorney for Genesee County, Michigan

Goal: Seek maximum penalties for those allegedly responsible for binding a dog with tape and beating the poor animal to death.

The remains of a Shih Tzu mixed-breed dog were found days after the animal had been tortured, stomped to death, and left by the roadside. Photos of this shocking discovery appeared on social media after local Sheriff Robert Pickell urged residents to speak up, and called for tougher penalties for animal abusers. Within days, a tip was received, which led to the arrests of a couple living near where the dog had been found. The tip had come from the mother of one of the alleged abusers, who was concerned for the well-being of her grandchildren after learning what had happened to the 7-year-old dog.

Allegedly, one of the abusers, Nathan McCue, had gotten enraged after the dog, Dakota, had urinated on his clothes. What happened next is unthinkable. According to police, it is suspected that both McCue and his girlfriend Jessica Brown proceeded to bind the dog’s feet and face with electrical tape and tied him to a tree. They then reportedly stomped on the dog’s neck and back until he died.

This couple has allegedly committed a disgusting crime against this innocent animal and must be punished, if found guilty. The fact that they had small children in the home is troubling, considering the fact that if a dog’s misbehavior could prompt such malice, one wonders what could have happened to a child who had done similarly. McCue has a prior history of violence, which means he should be considered particularly dangerous if found guilty of this crime.

Too many dogs have suffered in Michigan with too little done in response. Just earlier this month in the same county, a man received a paltry $375 fine after he plead no contest to charges that he had beat and starved his three dogs. This level of leniency is inexcusable, and should not be applied to this case or any other cases of abuse going forward. Please sign this petition to demand that this case be taken seriously and that these alleged abusers get served the maximum penalties, should they be found guilty.

Dog Found Bound and Stomped to Death

Demand Justice


Dear Prosecuting Attorney Leyton,

Shocking photos of a dog lying dead and bound with electrical tape that were posted by a Genesee County Sheriff are heartbreaking and difficult to view. The dog in the photos, a 7-year-old Shih Tzu mix named Dakota, had his feet and head bound before he was stomped to death. The reason for this shocking act of cruelty? The dog had apparently urinated on his owner’s clothing.

This inexcusable behavior cannot be tolerated. If the two suspects are found guilty, they must not be allowed to remain free and able to cause more harm to other animals or to their children. If such malicice could be carried out against a helpless animal, one wonders what they are capable for doing to another human being, particularly one reliant on their care.

More must be done to prosecute and punish those who abuse animals in Genesee County. Earlier this month, a man named Lavelle Gulette pleaded no contest to charges he had beaten his dogs and starved them, and was given only a $375 fee.

We cannot allow these two alleged criminals to get off so easily should they be found guilty. I urge you to do all you can to seek justice for this dog so that his death will not be in vain.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Sheriff Robert Pickell





England: Farm Worker Charged With Cruelty To Cows and Calves Under The Animal Welfare Act – Result !!

You may remember a few post which we did at the end of last year regarding abuses on a dairy farm in Somerset, England:


Well now we can share an update to this – and we are really pleased to say that one of the dairy workers has now been formally changed following the investigation.

Dear Mark

As a valued Animal Equality supporter, I wanted you to be one of the first to know that – as a result of footage captured by Animal Equality investigators – a worker on Pyrland dairy farm in Somerset has been charged with two counts of cruelty to cows and calves under the Animal Welfare Act.

The scenes of this young farm worker violently kicking cows and throwing calves against the wall were truly horrifying, and thanks to your support he will be prosecuted for these terrible acts. A court date has not yet been set, but we will keep you updated when we know more.

In case you haven’t see the footage which we released at the end of December, you can watch it here:

Please share it widely and help alert others to the suffering of mother cows and their calves in the dairy industry. Encourage them to sign our LoveVeg pledge for FREE advice and recipes for dairy-free eating.

Thank you for helping to bring perpetrators of such unthinkable cruelty to justice.


Toni Shephard

Exec Director – AE UK.





Indonesia: Your Support and Actions Have Now Made A Big Difference. New Legislation To Be Introduced Nationally.

Relating to one of our recent campaigns:


Your efforts and actions have hopefully now made a difference:


Animal protection laws promised after Indonesian bear footage goes viral

21 February 2017

Animal lovers are celebrating as Indonesia’s government finally acknowledged zoos need standardised laws on animal care to avoid cruelty.

Footage showing sun bears in poor conditions at Bandung Zoo set the internet alight last month with people around the world voicing anger and sorrow that any animal could be kept in such appalling conditions.

Read more:

Indonesia’s Bandung Zoo bears need more than food

International spotlight means hope for Indonesia’s Bandung Zoo bears

With those conditions not confined to just one zoo, Animals Asia called for legislative change to improve the welfare of all animals at all facilities.

Following months of criticism the Indonesian government appears to have heeded the calls and has promised to standardise captive animal care through national regulation.

It’s a move that could not only safeguard the future of these bears but also improve the lives of thousands of captive animals across the country.

The nation’s Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar told media such legal protection was necessary to avoid future problems and specifically referred to Bandung Zoo where the sun bears are kept.

Animals Asia’s Animal Welfare Director Dave Neale responded:

“This announcement is very promising and exactly what we have been calling for. It clearly shows the government taking the concern of domestic and global citizens seriously and responding to criticism. However, we need to wait for the government to release the regulation before we can comment on the potential effectiveness.”

The world was alerted to the dire conditions of sun bears at Bandung Zoo by local NGO Scorpion Foundation. The charity is partly funded by Animals Asia to expose animal welfare abuses such as this.

Animals Asia Founder and CEO, Jill Robinson MBE said:

“This is very much a step in the right direction for Indonesia and has the potential to change the lives of thousands of animals. We thank the government for listening to criticism and the willingness they have shown to respond and look for solutions. We look forward to seeing the draft regulation and advising where necessary.”

Other AA news:



USA: Another Excuse For Mass Kilings !!! – Shame On Them.

Dear Mark,

Another heartbreaking day.

The U.S. Senate has joined the House and voted to clear the way for the state of Alaska to authorize extreme killing methods such as shooting mother bears with cubs and killing wolves with pups on public lands that belong to all of us.

Mark, this is a disgraceful setback for wolves and other wildlife you love.

Help us fight for these imperiled predators with your urgent donation today.

Not even a year has passed since the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) issued regulations to prevent Alaska’s excessive attacks on predators on national wildlife refuges. But in this extreme anti-wildlife environment, wolves, bears and other wildlife we love…have lost.

Congress used an obscure law called the Congressional Review Act to nullify the FWS protections. And Mark, it shows there are no depths these people will not go to greenlight the most appalling anti-wildlife acts. Further, discarding this rule could slam the door on future regulations that aim to conserve these animals on refuge lands.


Now Alaska national wildlife refuges could be open for the state to allow:

  • Killing wolves and pups during the spring and summer “denning” season;

  • Gunning down mother bears and their cubs;

  • Baiting and snaring bears and their cubs; and

  • Using airplanes to scout and shoot bears.

And why? To artificially inflate populations of game animals for hunting.

We will never give up this fight. Your urgent donation today will make a difference.

Thanks for your help.


Jamie Rappaport Clark President, Defenders of Wildlife


USA: ‘Project Coyote’ News – and URGENT Actions (Mainly US Citizens).



Dear Mark,

Two weeks ago, by a vote of 225-193, the House of Representatives approved H.J. Res. 69, which would roll back regulations enacted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) prohibiting heinous hunting and trapping practices for killing predators on national wildlife refuges in Alaska.

The resolution, now designated as S.J. Res. 18/H.J. Res. 69, is expected to come up for a vote in the Senate THIS WEEK, and could be as early as TODAY! 

We need your help to stop this reckless and cruel measure

Read this Los Angeles Times editorial strongly condemning this joint resolution here.

The FWS was forced to act in response to the state of Alaska’s adoption of antiquated, scientifically baseless, and inhumane predator management policies intended solely to decimate predator populations in order to boost numbers of deer, moose, caribou, and other ungulates. We must be sure that FWS’s established regulation is not invalidated.

Please take a moment today to call and email your senators to stop this insanity. See below for how to take action. 

Thank you for speaking out for wildlife!

Camilla H. Fox Founder and Executive Director

What You Can Do:

We urgently need your help today to defeat S.J. Res. 18/H.J. Res. 69. As time is of the essence, please call your senators today;

click HERE for their contact information and use the talking points below. Then send a follow-up message by clicking HERE.

Talking points: (please be respectful and personalize your message):

You can simply say, “Please oppose Senators Sullivan and Murkowski’s Joint Resolution 18 and House Joint Resolution 69, which would revoke the FWS rule protecting wildlife on Alaska national wildlife refuges from cruel hunting methods.”

Cruel hunting and trapping practices have no place on America’s national wildlife refuges.

Predators deserve protection, not persecution, given their critically important role in preserving natural diversity and promoting healthy ecosystems.

Federal laws and regulations governing the management of wildlife on refuge lands, including those in Alaska, provide the FWS with full and unfettered authority to enact rules protecting predators.

Predator management practices authorized by the Alaska Board of Game are scientifically fraudulent, inhumane, entirely unnecessary, and are merely intended to artificially boost ungulate numbers.

Congress should not interfere with or politicize a carefully deliberated rule that was based on the best available science and was subject to public input and congressional debate.



Dear Mark,

Unfortunately, as you may have heard, New Mexico SB 268, the bill that Project Coyote and our coalition partners campaigned so intently for, which would have banned coyote killing contests in New Mexico, failed to get a hearing on the House floor before the state’s legislative session ended this past Saturday.

While we believe we had a sufficient number of votes to get SB 268 passed in the full House, the Speaker of the House did not prioritize this bill to get the hearing that it so deserved.

We are very grateful to Senators Jeff Steinborn and Mark Moores and to Representative Matthew McQueen for cosponsoring this legislation and for doing their very best to move this bill through two senate committees, the full Senate, and the House Judiciary Committee, from where it would have gone on to be heard before the full House before finally reaching the Governor’s desk. Please thank Senators Steinborn and Moores and Representative McQueen for their work on behalf of SB 268 by following this link for Senator Steinborn, this link for Senator Moores and this link for Representative McQueen.

Thank you so very much for your constant support, particularly your testimony, phone calls and letters. With your help, we were able to move the bill to ban coyote killing contests further through the New Mexico State Legislature than ever before. By sharing with all members of the New Mexico House and Senate our letter clarifying the science that supports a ban, and by Project Coyote Science Advisory Board Member Dave Parsons serving as an expert witness during the bill’s multiple hearings, we made a significant impact—convincing a good many legislators to support this bill. It is not fair to say we lost this time, because we won all four votes taken. Rather, we were denied the opportunity to win because the final vote was not taken. Politics can be very frustrating.

But, as a result of the momentum that our coalition has built around this issue statewide, we will have an even stronger base from which to build our next campaign. That achievement combined with our increased influence in the state legislature will help ensure that we prevail in New Mexico’s next legislative session in 2019.

While more people are becoming aware of the persecution that coyotes and other wild animals face from killing contests and other wildlife mismanagement practices in New Mexico, there is still much left for us to do to educate New Mexicans and policymakers about these important issues. We are now developing our campaign to ensure that New Mexico outlaws coyote killing contests in 2019.

If you are interested in getting more involved by volunteering and/or helping to show our new film Unfair Game: Ending Wildlife Killing Contests in your community, please email us at or fill out our volunteer form here.

Again, all of us at Project Coyote thank you for standing with us to demand protections for coyotes in New Mexico. None of this work would be possible without your support.

For the Wild,

Camilla Fox Founder & Executive Director


Serbia: Video Exposes Serious Concerns For Both Animal And Human Health.


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We currently have only a few basic facts relating to this.  They include:

It is in a region called ‘Mosorin’ which is to the North of Belgrade and to the East of the city of Novi Sad.

The location is on a meadow type land; and in the video you can see a 3 metre deep hole / pit down which villagers and farmers are supposed to put (dump) the bodies of dead animals.  Despite this so called ‘disposal facility’; villagers leave dead animals on the surface ground of the meadow area – as you can clearly see.  Dead cattle carcasses are strewn over the whole area.  We are talking mainland Europe here, not a desert region in Africa !!

You can also see in the video campaigners from ‘Animal Rescue Serbia’ going down into the disposal pit area to rescue many dogs which have become trapped there.  We cannot confirm but we have a very strong suspicion that these dogs are strays which have been enticed into the area by the easily available ‘food’’ source which they can get from the dead cattle.  This is an issue which we have been exposing for many years – see a lot more (and almost identical pictures) at

We cannot confirm, but looking at the footage, rather than the use of the disposal hole / pit for the dumping of animal bodies; everything else (including cardboard, cans litter) seems to be thrown down there !  It appears that no cover for the hole / pit exists which could cause very serious injury to both humans and animals especially wandering at night.  Is this how the dogs became initially trapped in the hole / pit we ask ? – did they fall during darkness ?

Live sheep are wandering round the meadow area in this video and can be clearly seen.  We ask if they are not also vulnerable to also falling into the hole at night, just like the dogs which are now being rescued.  Looking at the square access to the ‘hole’ into this pit, there is a lot of dirt on the immediate surface and no visible signs of any cover (in the video) or securing facilities for a cover.  Thus we believe that this pit is open at all times.

We think that the stray dogs which fell into the hole may have survived down there by eating the one dead animal in the hole, which can be seen in the video.  There is no water access.  How did this farm animal get there ? – disposed of as dead or simply fallen whilst alive ?

We understand that the Republic Veterinary Inspection has associated with events here and that they are supposed to be producing a report on this; but we do not hold our breath.  We also question if this facility is formally acceptable; as decomposing animal carcasses in the hole (maybe including dead dogs as well as cattle) would break down / decompose and make their way into the water table which could be used for drinking water by humans in the area.

We question also the fact that Serbia is a ‘Candidate Country’ for membership of the European Union (EU).  Does the EU find facilities such as this acceptable we would ask ? – hence the urgent need for the official report from the Republic Veterinary Inspection to be produced – which we can then forward on to departments at the EU – making them fully aware as necessary.

We hope to be able to provide further updates to this, but we are unsure at present if the Serbian Ministry will actually take it any further or if this will be yet another situation deemed ‘ok’ and which will be swept under the carpet.

SAV – with full help and information from Slavica.


Comment from Venus:

I don`t know if I would see the same pictures in a desert region in Africa as those from the European region of Mosorin in Serbia.

I have never been to Africa. I know, however, that such pictures were given in Europe 500 years ago. When the people themselves lived in pits. But this is not the issue now. I know with certainty that I would not care if a man falls into the pit. The pit has been made by human hand against animal life. Therefore, I would not care whether a one falls, or the criminals of the village drink contaminated water. First of all, I would be interested in the life and safety of animals living in the area.

I would close immediately this hole dangerous for animals. And I would make a video of it. Because I take over the work of the city, the authority, and that must be documented. I would send the video to the responsible ministry with the reference, I also sent it to Jean Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission. Not because I expected something from the last. But when the Ministry learns this, hope does not put the matter under the carpet. Why the hole is open is secondary.

The main thing is to close it. For the safety of the animals.

There is a nice Japanese saying: ” Fix the problem, not the blame”.





The Dog Meat Professionals of South Korea.



Please crosspost to many if you can – Thanks – SAV.



Serbia: This Little Guy Has Been Waiting A Year For A Forever Home – Can You Help ?


Almost a year in a Pansion.

Still waiting home.

Please share and help this beautiful boy find a home.. he is waiting too long



USA: Dangerous !


USA: President Trump – “Making America Cough More Again” !

SAV Comment – Sensible nations like the UK and France already have major daily taxes on polluting vehicles that have to drive into cities such as Paris and London.  £11-50p a DAY in London


So Trump is going to build more polluting cars !  – but we ask; where is he going to sell them all ? – Europe certainly will not buy – they are trying to reduce pollution in their nations, not create more.  Free gas mask with every flight to the USA !

Above USA air pollution map


Today in Detroit, President Trump took another giant step backwards in our fight against climate change. He just directed the EPA to start dismantling critical clean car standards.

With this announcement, Trump and climate-denying EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt are caving to pressure from car companies and the oil industry — and sending one more undeniable message that they will continue escalating their assault on our environmental laws and years of climate progress.

Will you speak out now against this giveaway to big polluters and show Donald Trump and Scott Pruitt that you and thousands of others across the country won’t back down from this full-blown fight for our environment?

DENOUNCE THEIR ACTIONS: Tell Trump and Pruitt you’re committed to fighting their dangerous anti-environment agenda every step of the way.

Keeping these clean car standards in place would cut in half dangerous carbon pollution from cars and trucks, save us billions of dollars a year on gas and reduce our dependence on climate-wrecking fossil fuels. Dirty tailpipe pollution from transportation now rivals power plants as the largest source of carbon pollution in the U.S.

This attack on the clean car standards is just the latest salvo in President Trump’s assault on our climate progress and the EPA.

Trump and Pruitt are also poised to slash the EPA’s budget by 24% and cut one of every five EPA staff members. And they’re filling top-ranking EPA positions with like-minded climate change deniers and friends of the fossil fuel industry.

NRDC is escalating our rapid response operation to stop them: Mobilizing public opposition … preparing to challenge the administration in court … and prevailing on our allies in Congress to stand up and strongly oppose any attacks on our environment, our climate and our health.

We’re counting on NRDC supporters like you to help us generate a nationwide outcry that Trump and Pruitt will be unable to ignore.

If Trump and Pruitt succeed in forcing through their reckless, pro-polluter agenda, the impacts on our environment and our climate could be nothing short of catastrophic.

More smog … more severe storms and skyrocketing temperatures … more poisonous chemicals dumped into our drinking water … and no end to the toxic sea of pesticides killing our bees and other pollinators — putting our food supply in grave jeopardy.

I’ve got news for them: We won’t be silent. We won’t be complacent. We fought hard for the victories we’ve achieved — and we’ll fight even harder to protect them now. Are you with me?

We’re putting Trump and Pruitt on notice. Add your name to our petition today, and tell them you’re standing strong against their brazen attempts to roll back our climate progress and fundamental environmental protections.

Thanks for all that you do to protect our air, water and health. I’ll be in touch soon with more ways that you can get involved.


Rhea Suh
President, NRDC


The Center for Biological Diversity released a groundbreaking report this week identifying the top 15 members of Congress trying to seize, destroy, dismantle and privatize America’s public lands. These “Public Lands Enemies” are part of a growing movement to industrialize public lands for profit — increased exploitation for oil and gas drilling, fracking, logging, mining and development.

The Center’s report analyzed 132 anti-public-lands bills that were introduced in the past three congressional sessions and the lawmakers who authored and cosponsored those bills.

These 15 members of Congress are trying to turn America’s public lands into an open cash register for corporations,” said Randi Spivak, the Center’s public lands director. “Everyone who cares about our national forests, wildlife refuges, national parks and monuments need to watch these elected officials very closely — and oppose them at every step.”

Check out our new Public Lands Enemies website, where you can download shareable “Wanted” posters and find out if your congressional rep is on our list.

Black bear resting in a tree

Grim Toll: Wildlife Services Killed 2.7 Million Animals in 2016

The latest numbers are out on the deadly toll on animals taken by Wildlife Services’ killing program. Last year this secretive arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture wiped out more than 2.7 million animals, including 415 gray wolves, 76,963 adult coyotes, 407 black bears, 334 mountain lions, 997 bobcats, 21,184 beavers and 3,791 foxes.

The Center has worked for years to reform this rogue program, whose killing — with traps, poisons, guns and gases — is mostly done as a misguided favor for agriculture.

“Despite mounting public outcry to reform these barbaric, outdated tactics, Wildlife Services continues its taxpayer-funded slaughter of America’s wildlife,” said the Center’s Collette Adkins. “These cruel practices not only fail to effectively manage targeted wildlife but also pose ongoing threats to other animals, including endangered species and pets.”

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The Earth2Trump Roadshow of Resistance Is Back — Join Us

More than 5,000 people turned out to our first round of Earth2Trump shows in January; we’re launching another tour in April along the East Coast, and we hope you can join us.

Conservationists and indigenous groups are uniting to stop Trump’s dangerous agenda. This is a new, powerful opportunity to join a growing movement of resistance and oppose all new policies hurting wildlife, undermining Native American sovereignty, poisoning our air and water, destroying our climate, or promoting bigotry in any form.

The free shows will feature music by singer-songwriter Casey Neill and Diné and Cheyenne hip-hop artist Lyla June. They’ll also include speeches by Cheryl Angel, a Lakota elder fighting the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines, and the Center’s Brytnee Laurette.

Learn more and RSVP to a show near you.




England: Front It !

I guess that in reality I should be labelled as ‘a typical, mainstream European’. 

I have spent many happy times in mainland Europe, and have many friends there.  I campaigned right across the Netherlands with CIWF calling for drastic improvements to farm animal welfare conditions. 

 Above – Campaigning in the Netherlands – 1997.

Until I finished ‘the day job’ to go further into animal welfare, I had some 25 years being involved a great deal / primarily with Panavia ‘Tornado’; a military aircraft project made by a consortium of European nations – UK, Germany and Italy.  At the height of its service, it was the best.  It still is in service with all these air forces, and others including Saudi Arabia.

So, a career on the (European) Tornado; a British European, someone who has great love and respect for the peoples and places of Europe; it was obvious, when we had the UK referendum on continued membership of the EU, I would vote in the ‘Remain’ camp – lets stay as UK members of the EU – Right.

Wrong; big wrong ! – and here is why; what influenced me to vote ‘Leave’ –  to get out of the EU; to vote in favour of the UK packing its bags and opting to go it alone.

Ever since I was a young kid of probably 8 or 9, I sadly witnessed truckloads of live animals heading down to South East Kent ports (Dover etc) for their onward trip into Europe and eventual slaughter. I lived and grew up in Kent county; on the South East corner of England –‘The Gateway to Europe’; the closest and most direct route into Europe.   I knew nothing of the live export trade at the time; apart from the fact that I knew even then that it was wrong to make animals suffer; crammed into trucks for many hours; maybe days; going to their deaths.  I asked questions with family and friends about what I was witnessing as a youngster; but nobody could really give me satisfactory answers to the questions I asked.  I don’t blame any of them; it happened and most people accepted it; but for me, it caused a real problem; and the big question – why should it be allowed to go on ?

In life, with most issues you often have 2 options; you either turn your back and run away to hide from the ‘problem’, or you stand up and ‘front it’ as we say in the UK.  For me, from a young kid onwards, the live animal exports campaign was going to be a ‘front it’ issue – I wanted more – I wanted to be a voice for the suffering animals.  So, one cold and snowy Winter day in 1988 I think it was, I was in the car listening to my local county radio station – ‘Radio Kent’; when they announced that a girl was attempting a demo at Dover port that day against the live trade in exported farm animals.  For me that was it; a ‘front it’ moment for what I so detested.  Despite the snow and rather bad road conditions, I headed off to Dover to take part.  Her name was Trudi and we became very close friends.  We still keep in contact today – what, 30 years on.


Above – Trudi with friend.

Over many years that followed, I continued to join with many other campaigners who had decided to front it for the animals.  There were good times, but there were a lot of bad – we laughed when there was something good, but often we witnessed huge amounts of animal suffering – and we cried together; regularly.  In the early days, I was wrongly led along the garden path in a wonderland direction that informed me that was called EU legislation for the ‘protection’ of all animals in transport – a kind of Dick Whittington situation – all roads leading to London are paved with gold as the story has it.    So why ‘front it’ ? – our wonderful EU are ensuring all is ok, and the bad in the animal transport industry would be hit.  Well, the more I became involved with live export work, the more I learned; and very quickly I learned that existing EU legislation on the protection of animals in transport was about as hard as a marshmallow.  Some would say that knowledge can be a bad thing – but for me it really shone the light on the abuses and ignorance of EU political powers to make things better.

In South East England we campaigned and fought hard – fronting it – for the animals at Dover docks and other SE ports attempting to be used by the animal exporters over the years:  The trade was stopped for a while at Dover; we had won; but then high court action by a haulier forced Dover to take the trade back.  In the meantime; exporters tried anything they could to get their animals into Europe. 

Dover exports – from Mark’s own collection.

Flying calves from Coventry airport in an old busted up plane was one attempt.  It was here that Jill; campaigner and still hero to many; lost her life under the wheels of a calf truck she was trying to stop getting to the airport –

In the following you can see some ‘front it’  footage from our campaigns to stop live exports over the years.  go to 1 min 23 / 24 seconds and 2 mins 18 / 19, 3 mins 28 /29 etc you can see ‘Seal man Robert’ – white jacket with horizontal stripes – who Mark campaigned with on Russian seals; see other articles in ‘About Us’. 


Campaigning against live animal exports in Southern England:


So where are today ? – 25 / 30 years on we all ask ? – the EU must have gotten better in its efforts for live animal export enforcement – right ?

Wrong; the EU has deteriorated from gutter crawling at best on this issue, to a point now where it and its reputation have gone entirely down the drain.  As an Englishman, I considered the issue of the UK leaving the EU long and hard over many months.  Having been a voice at SAV for the last 10 or 11 years also; and having penned some 30 export investigation reports to the EU ‘masters’  over the years; knowing the continual suffering involved in this trade; I had, over time, learned a few things about the EU and its attitude to animal welfare.

And so, last June, I decided to put my vote on the paper and get out of the EU; away from the utterly useless dummies that they have the helm.  Those who can very adequately ‘talk the talk’, but who do very little when reality comes along and asks for enforcement of the (EU) legislation, in the form of prosecutions against member states and / or people involved, to be taken. 

The final issued which swayed my vote was the complete and utter uselessness of people such as Bernard Van Goethem at the EU.  Here we have a Veterinary (I thought they helped suffering animals ! )  working at the EU in Brussels which shows the reality of the way in which Brussels really sees animal suffering and welfare issues.  Have a look at a few of our links to see what Mr ‘I can do nothing’ Van Goethem has said about our live export cause over the last few years.


No, maybe first I should get you to see the excellent video made by the even better friend Lesley at ‘Eyes on Animals’  in the Netherlands.  This video (one of many) shows the conditions and suffering endured by EU ANIMALS being exported live to Turkey; for slaughter:



Or how about the video from the EU Animal Welfare Eurogroup:

or a video on in-weaned calves and lambs transported in Europe :


A few of our SAV posts relating to live exports:



As Lesley says in her video above,

“We want to know if the EU Regulations and the treaty of Lisbon are being complied with.  After 5 years of sending endless complaints and inspections reports to the responsible authorities, the only conclusion to draw is that animals exported top third counties are NOT protected at all.  This trade is a systematic violation of Article 13  of the Treaty of Lisbon.  Behind the statistics and legislative promises there has only been suffering”.


There is an answer – to get OUT of the EU.  Donald Tusk and all his merry men, the un elected Commissioners; sit like tin pot gods in their crumbling ivory tower.  They have no interest or cares for the issues and the citizens of Europe; only themselves and their mighty powers at the top of the outdated institution called the ‘EU’. 

The UK has decided to do the wise thing and get out – several other EU nations are looking at what happens on this before they have the guts to act and follow.  By being independent, the UK will ensure that, though the endless work and campaigns of groups and citizens, that animal welfare is put higher up the tree than it already is under so called ‘EU legislation’.  The UK WILL STOP all live animal exports – we can guarantee that; currently only the UK and its EU membership has stopped it (UK) from taking independent action. The UK government will listen to its citizens when it goes it alone – we will ensure that as part of the ‘front it’ campaigns; for animals, human rights, whatever !

Now we read that self glorified Donald Tusk is trying to act the hard man for the EU.


What a pity he could not act the hard man when it came to making sure the EU enforced existing EU Regulations and rules.  HIS LACK OF ACTION is the very reason why nations such as the UK are now going to go it alone.

The Tusk Junker Ivory Tower called the EU has had its first brick now removed..  There will be others, we can be sure of that.  Lack of decent EU management has commenced the crumbling of the EU.  But then what else can you expect with the Junkers, Tusks and Van Goethems doing nothing with regard to listening the the citizens of Europe ! – they are the ones to blame.

Time will tell; but by remaining in the EU and witnessing its crap legislation, which exists only on paper, but not in reality, current member states will continue to submit endless reports and evidence – only for it to be utterly ignored by the hieracrchy of the EU – the Commissioners and such like.  We know this because of the evidence we have presented for the last 11 years on the situation for stray animals in Serbia.  Despite presenting untold evidence to Commissioner Hahn and his staff at the ‘EU Enlargement Commission’ on non compliances of the rule of law by Serbia; we have been utterly ignored; just like Lesley and the situation in Turkey.


Above – Serbian sheep being exported – compliance with EU Regulation 1/2005 ?

Given to the EU Enlargement Commission as Evidence of Non Compliance – Result :  Evidence Ignored.

Now Serbia is going through the phase of ‘Candidate Country’ to become a member of the EU.  No doubt the EU will be all hugs and kisses if Serbia joins, and to hell with the enforcement of rules and regulations – they don’t enforce now; so why do it in the future ! – much the same could also be said for the EU and its paper legislation.


The reality is very different to what is documented ! 

Remember – brick No 1 (UK) of the EU has now been removed.  There will be many more.  ?  Finland next ?

Like the Phoenix, will the EU rise again from its ashes ? – only when the blinkered fools at the top are replaced and the citizens of Europe, and their wishes, are actually listened to and followed up with hard, formal actions.

I voted for the UK to leave the dying tower called the EU – probably the best move I have made in a very long time.

Now we watch to see if others in Europe actually front it, or do they simply walk away – Status Quo and all that.


EU – Listen, Act and Enforce – or Face the Consequences !





The Bear Issue !

Cancel Cruel Circus Whose Bear Urinated on Herself

Petition Link:

Target: Susan Bulling, Events Coordinator of Lancaster Event Center

Goal: Ban the James Cristy Cole Circus from using animal acts in its show.

The Lancaster Event Center is planning on hosting a circus put together by the James Cristy Cole Circus which has featured a cruel bear show during past performances. The bear show, which is produced by Castle’s Bears, puts terrified bears in crowded, loud arenas. It is time to stop supporting this cruelty.

Click on the petition link to read more.


Dear Mark,

A bear cub wakes up in a cage. She cries out, scared, then paws at the rusty metal bars and tries to bite through them, but there’s no way for her to escape the trainer who is heading her way.


He ties a rope tightly around her neck and yanks her across the room. He yells, hitting her with a stick. It’s painful and confusing—she doesn’t understand what he wants.

But the day’s misery is not yet over. The trainer tethers her to a wall by the rope still around her neck, forcing her to stand upright on her hind legs. It’s agonizing for her—she’s used to being on all fours—but if she doesn’t remain standing, she could choke and die.


Bear cubs exploited by circuses are enduring torment like this right now—but you can help us stop it. We are opening people’s eyes and turning the public away from such exhibits—especially young people, their key audience. Please strengthen PETA’s work for bears and all other animals by making a generous gift today.

A PETA investigator documented that bear cubs in circuses and animal-training facilities across China endured precisely this kind of cruelty, but such abuse is not unique to that country. Circuses around the world confine animals to cramped cages and use violence and intimidation—exactly like that uncovered during this investigation—all the time. These animals are forced to perform repetitive contortions that, to them, are baffling, uncomfortable, and even physically damaging. It’s suffering on a global scale.

PETA’s exposé did more than just reveal the deplorable treatment of animals held captive by circuses. It also inspired tens of thousands of compassionate people to speak out against those who exploit animals for entertainment. Together with our international affiliates, we’re pushing back against cruel spectacles and achieving many victories—from 80 German towns’ decisions to ban wild-animal circuses to the forthcoming closure of the notorious Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in the U.S.


Please help us keep the momentum going. Donate to PETA today and help strengthen all of our vital work for animals.

As always, thank you so much for your support and for all that you do for animals.

Kind regards, Ingrid E Newkirk



EU: A Positive Move For EU Rabbit Farms; But Will We Actually See Any Changes ?

SAV Comment – Whilst we very much welcome the result of the EU vote; we further question how far this will progress.  MEP’s do NOT have the final say – Commissioners such as Phil Hogan (Ireland) have very much influence; and as he does not believe live exports are a problem, we question his views on EU rabbit farm conditions.  Will Hogan take on the views of over 600,ooo EU citizens, or will he ignore and only do as he wants; as we have seen so often before.  Watch this space !

Dear Mark,

Great news: earlier today, thanks to people like you across Europe, MEPs voted to back a report that could help End the Cage Age for rabbits.

The report recognises that barren cages do not meet the welfare requirements of farmed rabbits, and that Europe needs to move away from this obsolete system – bringing rabbit farming into the 21st century. This is an historic moment in the movement towards ending factory farming.

In even better news, MEPs also voted to call on the European Commission to begin drafting legislation to introduce minimum standards for Europe’s rabbits, including banning caged rabbit farming.

Thank you to everyone who signed our 600,000 signature petition, donated, or sent in a child’s drawing to show politicians how rabbits ought to live. And thank you to those who emailed, called and tweeted MEPs ahead of this critical vote.

As this campaign progresses, we’ll need your help again to keep the pressure on Europe’s policy makers and ensure this issue stays on the agenda. But today, because of you, 320 million rabbits every year are a big hop, skip and jump closer to receiving the protection they so desperately need.

Read the full article:

Thank you,

James West
Senior Campaign Manager

Our posts relating to this campaign:


Photos – CIWF.


“Most important is the smell of blood”! Thoughts on the strategy in animal protection.

The ARD-Wirtschaftsmagazin (economic TV show in the German channel 1) has made a study about the fur purchase.
The following results were obtained:
76 percent of the customers who consciously opt for real fur know the media reports about animal suffering on the farms.

More than 60 percent of the genuine fur carriers surveyed bought fur from the animal on purpose. The main reasons are appearance, wearing comfort, how it feels, and value for money.

But animal protection plays hardly a part in the purchase decision “.
So we are dealing with a moral bankruptcy.

I guess the results of a survey on meat consumption would be even more tragic.
Such results bring our faith, our struggle, our morality into despair. They force us to think about our strategy.
How should we continue?
Was our strategy perhaps wrong?
Was it one-sided, or weak?

I believe we have focused our strategy far too much on changing this society from below, we have believed in a change that would come from demand.

I am firmly convinced that we should intensify political pressure and make alternative offers for consumers.

I still remember how the ban on smoking came.
Over one night it became the outlet model, the tobacco industry was under enormous pressure and money losses.
How did it happen?
I do not know, but I know for sure: the tobacco industry was just as powerful as the meat industry; no one expected such a ban.
It was a purely political pressure, and it worked.
The smoking consumption has declined, the cigarette prices have skyrocketed.

So a change with the help of the policy I can imagine also with the meat consumption.
High tax due to environmental disruption, which goes to the account of the meat production, increase of health insurance contributions for meat eaters, class action lawsuits against fast food chains, etc.

The other way would be to offer strong and realistic alternatives to the meat, with good advertising and persuasion from the media.
I must confess, the idea gave me the article in the magazine “Der Spiegel”, with the spectacular title “Most important is the smell of blood”!
In a few years, the American physician Pat Brawn wants to bring herbal meat onto the market. That’s not new.

What is new is the strong and effective campaign of persuasion that accompanies his concept: “We will only be successful if the consumer prefers our meat to the animal-made meat … We have made a firm commitment to produce the whole mince in the world this way. And we mean that completely seriously. If people eat a burger in 50 years, they will not be made of beef.

In the future, because of the enormous environmental risk from meat production, the “real” consumption of meat is taxed by the state very high until the meat consumption is forced to move on to plant meat.
A convincing alternative is already on offer. ”

Such a double strategy gives us hope for a radical change for the good of the animals.


with my best regards to you, dear Mark, and all


China: Tigers Defy Circus Cruelty to Show Empathy for Suffering Friend.


Tigers defy circus cruelty to show empathy for suffering friend

10 March 2017

With their friend at risk of drowning, this incredible footage shows white tigers breaking from circus cruelty to show their concern.

It’s the movie which has convinced 29 million Chinese viewers that these tigers were not born to perform – they do so under duress, not because they enjoy it.

During a routine tiger performance at an animal circus in Hangzhou Safari Park, a rare White Tiger can be seen refusing to perform.

After clenching the ringmaster’s whip in his jaws, the tiger is whipped and threatened, forcing him to back off and accidently stumble into a moat surrounding the ring.

With one tiger at risk of drowning, the others immediately break from their circus performance to try to attend to their friend. Their concern is clear.

The ringmasters attempt to break up the tigers using whips and shouts leaves the long-suffering animals clearly torn between avoiding the whips and helping their stricken friend.

In the latter part of the video, released on Chinese social media by a concerned citizen, one of the tigers is seen with a wound on their face, possibly as a result of the incident.

Animals Asia’s Animal Welfare Director Dave Neale said:

“The video clearly shows the tigers empathising with the plight of their peer. They know he is in trouble and needs help and they want to give it to him. They are torn between their training with its threat of violence and their natural sympathy for another tiger in danger.”

As a result of the sustained criticism caused by the video, Hangzhou Safari Park has suspended their tiger performances pending a review of their practices.

Unlike the tigers in the video, we have a choice.

Choose to help. Pledge never to watch an animal performance and tell everyone you know to do the same.





UK: Are Hunts Spreading BovineTB?


Are hunts spreading bovineTB?
Contact the government and ask them to suspend all hunting


SAV Comment – but badgers are paying the price – currently being killed by Defra in selected zones.

Bovine TB, the disease ravaging herds of cattle across England and Wales, has been discovered in a pack of hounds used for fox hunting. Between 25 and 40 hounds from this pack have already been put down.

However, we estimate that there are more than 3,000 hunting hounds in the bTb epidemic zone alone, which may be out in the countryside an average of two days a week during the six-month hunting season.

Hunting needs to be suspended indefinitely to ensure that the thousands of hounds used in the ‘sport’ cannot spread the disease.

If the hounds infected each other, they may have infected other packs when taken out to country shows. It is also possible that beagles or harrier packs, that may share the same fields, are also at risk of getting infected.

If other packs of hounds were invited as guests in the Kimblewick Hunt’s territory, those hounds could have been infected in the same way, and then taken the disease to their own territory when they returned home.

The ramifications of this are staggering not only for the British countryside, but those who live in it and those who enjoy it.


Please contact Defra and ask them to urgently suspend hunting to prevent further outbreak.


LACS Website:


SAV Comment – note the LACS have a new logo; but they are still the same campaign group as we have always supported.


Old Logo:



South Korea: Impeachment Of Current President Brings New Hope For Mr. Moon and Animal Welfare / Dog Meat Trade.


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Korean President Park Geun-Hye Impeached!!

South Korean President’s impeachment is finalized by their Constitutional Court’s decision on March 10. The Korea Herald reported that 86% of Korean public approves of Park’s impeachment and that among the presidential candidates, “The survey showed Moon to be the unrivalled front-runner, with 36 percent in support rating.” (

Now Korea has a chance to elect new president who will be more interested to addressing the dog meat cruelty issue.


Click HERE to learn more about Mr. Moon Jae-In’s campaign pledge to strengthening animal protection.

See our other recent posts on South Korea by clicking:


FIFA : Take a stand in
​FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea 2017
against the dog and cat meat trade!!

FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea 2017 will be held in South Korea in about a couple of months – May 20 to June 11. The world will be watching South Korea, which is why this is perfect time you take action to support our campaign to end the horrific dog and cat meat trade in South Korea for good!

You can help by signing and sharing our petition, sending out letters and emails raising awareness of this brutal and medieval practice and calling for an end to the trade and taking to social media.
Click HERE to take action.





Sea Shepherd.


The Wolf, Coyote, Dog Rescue ? – Watch and Enjoy !

I have just got a big thing about Wolves – they are beautiful;

so when I saw the title of this I had to view – it turned out not to be a wolf, but what a great story anyway.

Enjoy – Mark

England: Other Investigations Have Stopped Our Womens Day Posts.


We are aware that today is International Women’s Day, and we intended to do a post relating to that.


But well into this evening we have been doing Serbian pig farm investigation work which has taken all our time – as we feel that the EU need to see the video footage we have obtained.


We will possibly share the footage sometime in the future when we hopefully have more info on the evidence we have obtained.


Mark – SAV.

So sadly, no Women’s Day post today – but we celebrate anyway !




South Korea: Actions and News To Stop The Dog Meat Trade – Olympics Actions Here !



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To the Sponsors of PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea:
please help bring an end to the dog and cat meat trades in South Korea!

Please sign our petition and send email and postal letters to the Sponsors of PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics.



Click HERE to take action.



Pyeongchang’s project to hide the Dog Meat Restaurants
from Olympic visitors!

Please contact your country’s news media to write about this.

Now we have translations in Spanish, Greek, Russian,
​Japanese and Swedish and more to come.

The PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics is less than a year away. On our “Boycott PyeongChang 2018 Action Center” we have a list of actions you can take to protest South Korea’s horrific cruelty of its dog and cat meat industry.

Below is a translation of Korea Animal Rights Advocates’ (KARA) commentary regarding PyeongChang’s plan to dodge criticism of Korea’s dog meat cruelty. Please read and share. Click HERE to read from our homepage.

Gangwon Province is currently making preparations to welcome guests to the Winter Olympics, which will be held in February 2018. To alleviate the shortage of lodging accommodations and restaurants, and to create income for agricultural households, support will be provided to the hospitality industry to strengthen the spirit of service as well as networking with the local agricultural community to introduce Korean culture to the visitors. In addition, certain restaurants that may evoke negative emotions from foreign visitors will undergo renovations, including new signage, in order to conceal the underlying cause of the controversy and avert debate.

What is the underlying cause of the expected negative emotions from the Winter Olympics guests? 18 dog meat restaurants in Gangwon Province around Pyeongchang and Gangneung. The government will subsidize up to 10,000,000 won for each restaurant to change their signs (3,000,000) and renovate their facilities (7,000,000). 50% of the cost for this project will be paid by the Province and 50% by the city.



Click below to take more action:

New Friendship City Campaigns – Gyeongsan and Yeosu

Please take action to give a voice to the poor Korean dogs and cats.

Friendship City Campaign – Yeosu, South Korea – Seward, Alaska

Friendship City Campaign – Gyeongsan, South Korea – San Bernadino, California


The mayor of Long Beach, California responds ​with support for our campaign against the South Korean dog and cat meat industry.

We have received a response from Mr. Mark Taylor, Chief of Staff for the Mayor Robert Garcia, in Long Beach, California regarding our campaign, asking them to take action over the dog-meat trade in Pohang in South Korea. We are grateful to the Mayor and his office for responding to our concern so quickly, and especially appreciate the Mayor for supporting animal rights and opposing cruelty in the South Korea’s dog and cat meat trade.

Click HERE to learn more


SAV – Finally, there may be some good news for the future – read our good news post by clicking here:

We hope for better for the dogs of South Korea !





Serbia: Terrible Animal Suffering On Farm – But Serbian Agricultural Ministry Say ‘All Is Ok’ !!!

This new footage of a farm in Serbia has been forwarded to us.


Here is the video link to the new footage:


Once again; we are informed that the Serbian Ministry – the Chief of Veterinary Inspections at the Ministry of Agriculture have informed journalists and newspapers that ‘everything is ok’ !!


We would argue that the footage shown in the video does NOT show that everything is ok; quite the opposite.  But once again we have a Serbian government ministry living on a different planet to everyone else.  They appear to be able to see everything through rose coloured spectacles when everyone else sees only helplessness and misery for animals involved.


We have been in similar circumstances before; and guess what; when we questioned the terrible conditions in which cattle was kept in the past; the same Ministry replied with the very same comment – that everything is ok.


Here are the links to our old posts; which show the disgusting conditions in which cattle was being kept.  But as we say, all ‘ok’ in the eyes of the government Ministry Chief Veterinary Inspector.



We have provided the footage to our friends and colleagues at CIWF here in London –  – and they in turn have put both their Polish and Czech Republic office / campaigners onto this.


We are sending the footage to the EU Enlargement Commission who are responsible for monitoring Serbia’s application to become a member state of the EU.  This is not satisfactory animal welfare – the keeping of animals – especially if they are destined to end up in the human food (meat) chain.  The EU needs to take action and get Serbia to clean up its act in ALL areas of animal welfare.


We have worked with CIWF on this issue and have also asked that they provide evidence to the EU regarding in this instance what is an obvious abuse of farm animals / possible animals entering the human food chain.  We hope that the EU will make representations on this issue to the Serbian Veterinary Ministry, but as with most EU / animal welfare issues and the EU association with Serbia; we do not expect much !


If there is any further news regarding this issue we will naturally bring it to you – SAV.


Serbia: Horse Rescue Shelter – Please Crosspost Facebook Page If Possible Thank You.

We have been contacted by Ana in Serbia; who wrote to us on behalf of her friend who runs a horse shelter in Serbia.  Here is the link to the shelters Facebook page:  

We are trying to currently look into existing Serbia legislation regarding horse welfare, as it not something we have done before.  But we have liaised with Ana and said that even if Serbian horse law existed; in our opinion and experience, the Serbian authorities would ignore it just the same as they ignore legislation for stray dogs and cats.

Ana (being Serbian) is aware that the Serbian government could do a lot better when it comes to all animal welfare, but we are trying to help the horse shelter by giving out its Facebook link:

We will also be putting the link onto SAV Facebook page, where we hope a lot more Serbian campaigners and supporters will become aware of the excellent work being done to give help and support to the equine population.

If you can help in any way with a donation, then it would be greatly appreciated. 

Even if you cannot donate, please just spread the link around so that more people are informed of this horse haven.


Thank you – SAV.


England: Cumbrian zoo where almost 500 animals died is refused new licence.


Regarding our recent post re Cumbria zoo:


Today, 6/3/17 we have the news that we had hoped we would get:


Cumbrian zoo where almost 500 animals died is refused new licence.

Application by founder of South Lakes Safari zoo turned down after inspectors reported ‘obvious deficiencies’.

The founder of a zoo in Cumbria, where nearly 500 animals died in less than four years, has been refused a new licence to run it.

The chair of Barrow council’s licensing committee, Tony Callister, said the unanimous decision was made because councillors were not satisfied conservation matters referred to in the Zoo Licensing Act would be implemented.

Callister said the committee had taken into account Gill’s conviction under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 regarding the escape into the wild of a number of sacred ibis.

The committee heard inspectors had visited South Lakes Safari zoo in January and were “dismayed by the obvious deficiencies in the accommodation, the overcrowding and the lack of proper welfare and husbandry”.

If we really love animals, we should close all zoos now

Catherine Bennett

They are the last of the Georgian cruelty shows, yet the public seems unmoved by the suffering they cause

Read more

Last week, a damning report on conditions at the tourist attraction in Dalton-in-Furness, which is home to more than 1,500 animals, found 486 inhabitants died of causes including emaciation and hypothermia between December 2013 and September 2016.

Inspectors recommended the local authority refuse to renew the zoo’s licence and that Gill, who founded the zoo in 1994, be prosecuted under the Animal Welfare Act for allowing animals to suffer.

The inspectors, who are appointed by the government, found “overcrowding, poor hygiene, poor nutrition, lack of suitable animal husbandry and a lack of any sort of developed veterinary care” when they visited.

The zoo was awarded a six-year licence in June 2010 and the council received Gill’s application for renewal in January 2016. In July 2016 the council rejected the application, agreeing with inspectors that Gill was “not a fit and suitable person” to manage the zoo.

But the law dictates that if the licensee reapplies for a new licence, the existing licence continues to apply until the application has been processed or withdrawn. Although Gill’s licence has now been terminated, the zoo will stay open until a decision is made this summer on a licence application by Cumbria Zoo Company Ltd, which now runs the attraction.

The zoo was fined £255,000 last June for health and safety breaches after the death of keeper Sarah McClay, 24, who was mauled by a Sumatran tiger in 2013. Gill was criticised for saying McClay died because she failed to follow the correct procedures.

Among a catalogue of animal deaths in the report were those of two snow leopard cubs named Miska and Natasja, who were discovered partially eaten in their enclosure. An African spurred tortoise named Goliath died after being electrocuted by electric fencing, and the decomposing body of a squirrel monkey was discovered behind a radiator.

Following the publication of the inspectors’ report, a spokeswoman for the Captive Animals’ Protection Society said the zoo licensing system was failing to protect animals and accused local authorities of neglecting to punish zoos that fell below required standards.

The charity has called for a centralised body to monitor zoo standards, to replace the current system where local authorities are responsible for organising inspections.

Gill formally handed over management of the zoo to Cumbria Zoo Company and its chief executive, Karen Brewer, in January. The business is leasing the zoo for six months from Gill, whose lawyer said he had “stepped away from all trading and management activities connected with the zoo”.

Cumbria Zoo Company is in the process of purchasing South Lakes Safari Zoo Ltd, the former operating company, from owner Gill.

Inspectors remained unconvinced that this transfer of power was enough to change conditions, accusing Gill of being “desperate to continue to maintain control over the zoo in one form or another”.

“Between November and July 2015, nine different management teams have been proposed to the [local authority] to manage the zoo,” the report reads.

But there has always been a single common denominator behind all these changes; [David Gill] continued to run the zoo, either directly or indirectly, with [Karen Brewer] being presented as the manager or CEO.”

In a response to an inspectors’ report last year, Brewer defended Gill against what she described as unwarranted personal attacks. “What perhaps is hard to perceive for the inspectors, and for myself and the management to portray, is the synergistic relationship between Safari Zoo and David Gill,” she wrote.

“I am confident in my own position to manage the zoo without David here on a regular basis, but we do need his ideas and his contribution in this zoo as it is vital to keep its heart alive.”

A spokesperson for the Captive Animals Society criticised the change of management as inadequate. “Four out of eight of the new directors of Cumbria Zoo Ltd are past directors or key managers at South Lakes Safari Zoo,” it said.

“The CEO of Cumbria Zoo, Karen Brewer, has been present at South Lakes Safari zoo inspections as far back as 2011. At these inspections, inspectors have raised varying degrees of animal welfare concerns and deaths.”


And from the BBC:

South Lakes Safari Zoo: Council refuses owner licence

The owner of a zoo criticised over animal welfare concerns and where a keeper was killed by a tiger has lost his bid to renew his licence.

David Gill’s claim for a licence to run South Lakes Safari Zoo in Dalton-in-Furness was unanimously refused by Barrow councillors.

He now has 28 days to appeal. In February, a report found 486 animals had died there in four years.

Inspectors had previously recommended new management should be found.

In 2013, keeper Sarah McClay, from Glasgow, was mauled to death by a tiger and the zoo was later fined £297,500 for health and safety breaches.

See more reaction here

Will the zoo close?

According to the council’s report, the zoo should close to the public “upon refusal of the licence”.

However, the closure is delayed if an appeal is made, which Mr Gill has 28 days to lodge.

He launched his bid for a fresh licence after councillors previously rejected his claim to renew the licence he was originally granted in 1994.

Mr Gill has handed management of South Lakes over to the Cumbria Zoo Company Ltd and said he plans to sell the zoo to that group as well.

The zoo company’s application for a licence to run the zoo is yet to be heard.

After the hearing, Ms McClay’s boyfriend David Shaw said he was “satisfied” with the council’s decision and said he hoped Mr Gill would step aside so Cumbria Zoo Company would “prove they can operate in a safe way”.

Mr Gill did not attend the hearing at Barrow Town Hall and councillors rejected an appeal from his solicitor Steve Walker to postpone the meeting.

Mr Walker said his client no longer wanted to run the zoo, which houses 1,500 animals including tigers, giraffes and rare birds, but did not want to see it close before the new company had a licence approved.

Cumbria Police raised concerns that only three zoo staff members held firearms certificates in the event of an animal escaping.

Following a site visit in January, government-appointment inspectors said they were “dismayed by the obvious deficiencies in the accommodation, the overcrowding and the lack of proper welfare and husbandry”.

Deaths included two rare snow leopards found partially eaten and seven “healthy lion cubs euthanised because the zoo did not have space to house them”.

The inspectors also found cold animals in the unheated Africa House, which was so badly designed, its sloped yard was finished with smooth instead of rough concrete, causing a giraffe to slip to its death.

‘Bound to get bitten’

Inspectors also raised concerns about animals fighting each other, uncontrolled breeding of lemurs and a heightened risk of public safety.

Mr Gill said animals in the wild “get injured when fighting” and “people are bound to get bitten occasionally”, the report said.

The report to the council’s licensing committee also criticised the zoo’s duty of care to its staff.

One example given was that of workers wanting to access the Andean bear building had to crawl through the doors used by the animals.

The zoo was also previously fined £42,500 after a keeper fell from a ladder while preparing to feed big cats in July 2014.

Mr Gill has also been convicted over the escape of a number of sacred ibis.

The Captive Animals’ Protection Society (Caps), which also inspected South Lakes, said the zoo was one of the worst it had seen.

‘Absolutely gobsmacked’

Katie Richards, from charity Born Free, said she had visited the zoo on Sunday and had been able to take part in feeding a jaguar using a pair of tongs through a cage.

She said: “I was absolutely gobsmacked by how close you could get to those animals with a pair of tongs.

“The problem here and the issue is both animal welfare and public safety and I felt very unsafe in that situation.”

In a letter to the committee, Mr Gill’s representatives said he was “absolutely committed to leaving the zoo” and transferring it to the new company.






India: Animal Aid Unlimited – Making A Huge Difference – Educational Presentations and Inspiring Videos – Please Support This Work.



Dear Mark

Saving lives through school and community outreach 


During the past month, our Compassion Education Team has given 10 presentations to 500 people, from primary school students to senior citizens, about how to help injured street animals, what are “animal rights,” reasons to go vegan, and what to do if you see cruelty.


Above – Rajkishor inspires 7th graders,
Neha motivates Udaipur animal lovers, and students pet dogs for the first time!

In addition to video and power-point presentations we brought 60 students from a local school on a field-trip to Animal Aid where they pet dogs, donkeys and even cows, and for many, it was for the first time in their lives. It’s harder to be compassionate when you are afraid, so by helping children overcome their fear of animals we are helping them to connect and understand the feelings of animals so that they will help them.


We held our 13th Sunday colony meeting where we’ve so far talked to over 300 Udaipur animal lovers who are regular callers on our emergency helpline. The objective of our colony meetings is to grow Udaipur’s animal protection movement from a grass-roots level, by encouraging animal lovers to take part in our first-aid training program, educating them on how to use the law to protect animals from abuse, and motivating them to use their voice to speak for those who cannot.

Donate to support our vital education program.



Major Sahib’s crisis turns into the happiest ending…

We found him lying in anguish on the side of the street, gravely wounded and broken.

The side of his head was being eaten by maggots and his body had given up all hope. We could tell that he had been lying in the same place for many hours if not days, and we believe that if we hadn’t rescued him right when we did, that this is where he would have died.

We named him Major Sahib for a good reason-this old boy was a soldier for LIFE.

He may have been tottering on the edge, but he definitely wasn’t ready to say goodbye.


Too injured to move, but still wagging his tail…

When we first got the call to rescue this young street dog, we thought he only had the injury we could see above his eye.

But as soon as we came in close, we were shocked. There were deep lacerations across his inner thigh and belly that were covered in blood. We were told he had been hit by a vehicle.

Unable to stand when we found him, this little braveheart still wagged his tail when our rescuer Nandu lifted him into our ambulance.

Just watch this video to see his overflowing joy after making a full recovery.


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England: Some Good Fur Farming News – and Other Actions.


The March Info from Mark and the crew at ‘Respect for Animals’ – Nottingham, England.







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USA: Keystone Pipeline Exempt From “Buy American” Order.





Smug for broken pre election promises ?





Bee Defenders and Bee Killers Have Now Finished In Court – Now We Wait For The Verdict By Judges.



Mark, thank you.

Last month, thanks to your donation, the Bee Defenders Alliance were at the European Court of Justice standing up for the bees.

Your donation meant this small group of independent scientists and beekeepers were able to take on the world biggest pesticides companies – Bayer, Syngenta and BASF. The team were all so grateful for your support.

The hearings have now finished and right now the judges are considering the case.


There were some outrageous claims made during the hearings, Syngenta’s corporate lawyers told the court they’re the ones trying to protect the bees – saying the idea they would market a product that harmed bees is “absurd”. They even said their neonic pesticides are so safe you can drink them!*

Thanks to your generosity the Bee Defenders Alliance lawyers were there to call out all of their lies for what they were. They made it clear that neonic pesticides are bad news for bees – and for all of us! This would not have been possible without you, so thank you.

As well as raising money to support the case we delivered over 57,000 messages of support from SumOfUs members to the Bee Defenders Alliance — they were hugely grateful to know there were so many people standing with them.



Here are just a few of the messages:

– “
You’re not just beekeepers, you’re the keepers of our collective future.
– “You have the support of thousands. We are right with you.
– “Thank you for your amazing work and dedication to bees, nature, and our future.
– “Thank you for caring enough for our planet and insects to fight on their behalf. Our future generations owe a debt of gratitude to you.

We’ll get back to you (hopefully with good news!) when the verdict is delivered.

In the meantime thank you for standing up for the bees
Tricia, Wiebke, Liz and the team at SumOfUs

P.s. This was only possible thanks to your support. But there are still battles we need to fight to save the bees. Chip in so that we can keep standing up to the corporate giants putting profit before the environment.

* Please don’t drink pesticide! Drinking even a very small amount can cause significant harm to humans.


Working for Bees – Denise and Mark in front of their ‘Bee Hotel’ (made from drilled logs and individual bamboo canes) which has thousands of individual chambers for bees to lay eggs for new generations.





3/3/17 – Today is World Wildlife Day.


3/3/17 – Today is World Wildlife Day.

Today’s World Wildlife Day theme is “Listen to the young voices.”. Those voices often say: “I want my world to be full of wildlife and wild spaces.”

It’s within our power – yours and mine – to make their dream come true. But Africa’s most iconic species is rocketing toward extinction as poaching, habitat loss, human-wildlife conflict and climate change accelerate. Join us as a monthly donor to safeguard wildlife against these threats.

Our children shouldn’t have to settle for a handful of species surviving only in zoos when once they roamed across Africa. Keep their dreams a reality. Give monthly.

Thank you,

Patrick Bergin, Ph.D
Chief Executive Officer


I can’t imagine it, can you? Africa… without its iconic giraffes?

The fact is, this elegant and graceful species is in serious trouble.

The giraffes’ status was recently downgraded from “least concern” to “vulnerable to extinction.” Habitat loss is the giraffe’s greatest threat. But human-wildlife conflict also reduces their numbers.

Sadly, the tallest species in the world is rarer than scientists previously understood, with numbers plummeting as much as 40 percent in the last 30 years.

There is hope. In Niger, we trained wildlife guides and authorities to increase monitoring, plant seedlings, adjust land use and educate local communities. This helped the critically endangered West African Giraffe build up its population from 200 to 450.

Wildlife protection strategies like this are at work to save beloved species like elephants, lions and gorillas throughout Africa. But we need your help to expand.

Mark, if you’ve been looking for a truly meaningful goal, reach toward this one. Africa’s wildlife is in real danger. But with you at our side each month, we can save giraffes and other iconic species.







Serbia: 5 Beautiful Dogs Looking For A Forever Home.


Five beautiful dogs ready for adoption, looking for a home.

Please share.

Contact Gordana-Doda Steti…




UK: Almost 500 Animals Dead At UK Zoo – In The UK, How Do Authorities Allow This To Happen ?


Inspectors find suffering and unnecessary deaths at South Lakes Safari Zoo


Controversy surrounding South Lakes Safari Zoo in Cumbria has been going on for years. Of course, many of us will remember the tragic death of Sarah McClay who died when attacked by a Sumatran tiger who had managed to escape through an unlocked gate. Aside from these obvious health and safety concerns which the owner was eventually prosecuted for, concerns about the animals were raised with us by members of the public. This led to us closely monitoring the zoo, as we do with many zoos around the country.

When the Zoo License for the zoo was up for renewal in July 2016, the council chose not to renew it, a strong action from the council which indicated major problems at the zoo.  On a visit we carried out at the zoo later that month, our investigators filmed and photographed animals with health or welfare concerns on display to the public like those shown below. On one of the hottest days of the year, the penguins were a sad sight to see with no water in their pool for them to swim in. There were no signs explaining why and no keepers to be seen.

Read more at:

Major and local newspapers across the UK reported on the story today, including the Guardian, The Times and the BBC.

A keeper at the zoo informed inspectors that she was told by the management ‘if there were any further deaths, she was to just dispose of the bodies and not to tell anyone.’

Inspectors have quite clearly stated that the blame falls to David Gill, the licence holder, for the suffering and some of the deaths of the animals. They concluded in a report to the council ‘The conditions that theses animals are being held in, is quite frankly appalling, and has led directly to the death of a number of them.’ They advised the council to prosecute David Gill under Section 4 of the Animal Welfare Act for allowing the animals to suffer.

SAV Comment – It all looks very impressive on their website; but does reality show another truth ?


A statement from our friends at the Captive Animals Protection Society (CAPS)



We submitted all of our findings to the local council who have welcomed us to join their committee meeting NEXT Monday, 6th March.

Here they will discuss and decide on the latest application to renew the zoo licence.

Our Campaigns Director, Nicola O’Brien and I will be there to represent you and the animals, to push for the application to be rejected and for the zoo to be closed down for good. 





South Korea: New Presedential Leader Brings Hope For Animals. USA Governor Puts Economics Before Animal Welfare – Very Trump !



Soon, there will be a Presidential election in South Korea, 60 days after the final ruling by the Constitutional Court, impeaching their current president, Geun-Hye Park (the first female president in Korea) who is accused of corruption.

Even if the court rules in her favor, Park’s term will come to an end in just one year.

Right now in Korea, the presidential hopefuls’ campaigns are in full swing. The unchallenged frontrunner in the poll is Mr. Moon Jae-In and he is the most likely candidate to strengthen the Animal Protection Law and help the animals in Korea.



We support him and his pledge to lead his nation into a more ethical and compassionate society by improving the welfare of animals.

He has posted a story about a stray dog who came into his life and what he had learned from that experience.

Click HERE to read and please share.



Moon Jae-In responds to animal friends:

I was happy because I had companions like Jjingjjing and Maru.
They gave me much comfort and joy.
Now, it’s my turn to help them.

I will strengthen the Animal Protection Laws and Animal Administration.
There will be no more cruel slaughter or burying alive of animals.
In order to stop the animals being killed in laboratory testing, I will ban all animal testing in the cosmetic industry and I will invest in researching the alternatives.

I will try to improve the lives of abandoned and stray animals.

You must be happy before we can be happy.
Now together, we may dream of happiness.






Please join us to speak out against the South Korean dog and cat meat cruelty.

Join our Thunderclap campaign to say “Boycott PyeongChang 2018 Olympics in South Korea”!


Click HERE to join TODAY.
Click HERE for more Thunderclap Campaigns you can join.



Putting Economics Before Animal Welfare  – Michigan Governor’s Office replies, but declines to take action.


We received a response from the offices of Governor Rick Snyder, in Michigan, regarding our campaign asking them to take action over the dog-meat trade in Gyeonggi Province in South Korea, who they have business-related agreements with.

And, whilst we are grateful for a response from Governor Snyder’s Office (on so many occasions we fail to get any sort of response from the many people and offices contacted across the globe), we are disappointed to hear that all they advise is for us to contact ‘the entities in question directly’ in South Korea.

The Governor’s representative also states that Michigan does not have a friendship agreement with South Korea, only various agreements for the benefit of economic growth etc., from which we infer that they feel unable to address the dog-meat issue with their counterparts.

We feel that they could have taken simple action, like many Mayors have done, but they declined to do so and have chosen to look the other way, putting their economic interests first and ignoring the immense suffering and terrible injustice inflicted on these animals.

Click HERE to learn more.

Click HERE for up to date status of our Sister City Campaigns.



Friendship State Campaign – This time it’s Jeollanam Province.

Jeollanam Province has 3 Friendship States in US – Virginia, Arizona and Maryland.

Please take action urging these states to speak out for the Korean animals.

Friends don’t let friends kill dogs.

Friendship State Campaign – Jeollanam Province, South Korea – Virginia

Friendship State Campaign – Jeollanam Province, South Korea – Arizona

Friendship State Campaign – Jeollanam Province, South Korea – Maryland

Friendship City Campaign – Jeonju, South Korea – Honolulu, Hawaii




UK: A Letter To Mr. Chope – The ‘Helper’ Of Suffering UK Circus Animals.


As you can see from our recent post (link below); yet again, a Conservative MP, Mr Christopher Chope, talked out a ban on the use of animals in UK circuses in Parliament last week.



We have now combined with Venus to produce a response; or you could call it ‘an appeal’ ?, to Mr Chope about the situation for all circus animals, wherever in the world they may be suffering.

This issue of UK circus animals is being discussed in UK Parliament again on 24th March.  How will Mr Chope act then we have to ask ? – yet again defending animal abuse; or joining the vast majority of UK citizens who have been calling for a ban for well in excess of 11 years; as proven by the MAFF Public Consultation taken but never acted on, more than a decade ago.



We will watch with great interest the events of 24th March and the actions of Mr Chope.  Naturally we will provide an update soon after.

In the meantime; here below is our simple letter to Mr Chope.

Will it make him think ? – the 24th of March will tell ! – we wait and see with interest – SAV.

Our letter to Mr. Chope – with hope for circus animals !



When a tiger and a bear are forced to ride on horseback in a circus show, these are things that only thrill a stupid audience and so-called ‘politician’ types such as Christopher Chope.

But in reality, all this performance really shows is forced animal suffering and torture, which the civilized, understanding people of this world call ‘animal cruelty’.

There are two categories of people who would advocate any circus that uses wild animals: One is the ignorant braindead who pays his entrance fee to watch suffering, the other is the politician, who benefits from it !

The fact that in nature, a tiger never lives together with a lion in the free wilderness should even provoke suspicion by the ignorant, that this abnormal coexistence is only possible under the power and control of the demon circus animal trainer.

The traces of torture on the backs of, or in the eyes of the animals, are proof of what these animals must suffer and endure constantly. Perhaps with the ignorant the suffering is overlooked; but as animal advocates,we see it, because they are visible scars on sentient beings.

These traces of torture on skin and in eyes are the real evidence of the circus life.



Circus animals are captive wild animals. They live in direct contact with humans. To control these wild animals and to show them as circus attractions, they are not given a life of sweetness and tender care, like most of the attending, hand clapping drag knuckles believe. The ‘control’ happens with abominable cruelty. Regular blows with sharp hooks and current surges make them pliable. These animal cruel rituals take place at night, when the office doctors sleep, or in dark corners of the circus tents, far from the eyes of the paying public.

Elephants are chained by the leg in a stable tent all their lives; whenever they are not used as a pathetic visual tool for drag knuckle eyes. Lions and tigers live a life imprisoned in cages surrounded by their own excrement, enduring a pitiful ‘life’ that is nothing but lonely and captive.

Their freedom ? – only when they die and the time comes for them to be released from their eternal torment and suffering; and the captivity of a travelling ‘beast wagon’.



And now once again, the politicians are in play.

Dragging out their speeches to prevent an end to the suffering, transportation and cruelty.

What do you personally get from all this, Mr.Chope?

Sure, morality and ethics are obviously not on your list of cultural achievements, but your personal dulling is not enough, as a reason, to advocate the cruel business of the wild animal circus.

Anyone who has a bit more empathy than you, would suspect, that possibly you have a personal interest in the conservation of this animal-trafficking business. An economic interest, I mean. From your web page, I quote:

Chris is here to help, regardless of how you vote, so please feel free to get in touch”!

 Absolutely ridiculous, Mr. Chope! –

The circus wildlife you have “helped” at the request of the British citizen – where are they now ?

In February 2017 your actions prevented any help for circus animals; and though your actions they continue to live in slavery and torture.

You have personally helped slavery continue to exist in the Circuses of England.

As long as circus animals are kept as slaves, are tortured, are abused with your personal consent, because you consider it ‘right’, no one will ever believe that you want to ‘help’.

And this ignorance of yours thus prevents us from having any further communication with you ‘the helper’, because we are the people with compassion, who don´t support the cruel business of the animal circus.

Prove to us you want to help as you declare, on March 24, 2017, and give your voice against the barbarism inflicted on the circus animal – show us real proof that you really want to help as your site declares.

Venus / Mark.








EU: Revealed: exported EU animals subject to abuse and illegal conditions.


Read the article here also, which is repeated below.  Access this following link to see many photographs which we have not included – SAV.



Revealed: exported EU animals subject to abuse and illegal conditions


Undercover videos show EU cattle and sheep being beaten, given electric shocks, and inhumanely slaughtered at destinations in Turkey and Middle East.

Animals exported live from EU countries are routinely being subjected to abuse, illegal transportation conditions and inhumane slaughter, an investigation has found.

Dozens of undercover videos and photographs obtained by the Guardian show live cattle and sheep from EU countries being beaten, shocked with electric prods, held for days in overcrowded pens and covered head to toe in faeces as they are transported from Europe to their final destinations in Turkey and the Middle East in conditions that breach European law.

At their destination, at least some of the animals are slaughtered in appalling conditions. The footage shows cattle and sheep from France, Romania and Lithuania kicking and flailing violently as their throats are crudely cut or sawed at repeatedly, often in crowded street markets and run-down abattoirs.

The footage was collected over eight months by campaigners from the Australian animal rights charity Animals International, who worked undercover in Croatia and six Middle Eastern countries to follow animals from their departure at European ports through to destination.

The evidence they collected shows clear breaches of a number of European laws in almost every country the campaigners visited. European legislation maintains that export livestock must receive certain standards of care throughout the entire journey, including any stages that occur entirely in third countries. The standards dictate that animal handlers must carry out their task without violence or any method likely to cause unnecessary fear, injury or suffering; that transport and loading equipment must be designed, maintained and operated so as to avoid injury and suffering, and that transport is carried out without delay and at the minimum possible length.

The Guardian asked Conte & Giacomini, an Italian law firm specialising in animal rights and shipping and transport law, to review the evidence. They responded: “We might deem that the transports shown in the footage are all in breach of the [EU] Regulation EC No 1/2005 [on the protection of animals in transport].

“Moreover, we could also state that, according to the ruling of the European court of justice and to the interpretation of the regulation EC No 1/2005, the competent authorities of the member states of departure shouldn’t even have authorised these transports as they couldn’t ensure that provisions would be met,” they said.

In an EU port in Croatia, the video shows animals from at least five European countries, including Germany, Hungary, Romania, Poland and Slovenia, waiting to be loaded on to a vessel headed to Beirut. Cattle and sheep are seen being kicked, beaten and shocked with electric prods to the anus while being loaded on to the ship. A sheep is shown being picked up by an animal handler and thrown on to the boat; cows slide backwards on to each other while trying to climb steep loading ramps.

At a port in Turkey, footage shows cattle being unloaded from a vessel that has arrived from Ireland after a voyage of almost two weeks. Their hair is thick with faeces from the journey as they are crammed on to a small and open-topped truck to be transported along the next leg of the journey. In Palestine, Romanian cattle travelling unharnessed in the back of an overcrowded truck are shown being thrown violently against the railings, causing clear distress to the animals.

While European legislation covers EU export livestock up until they are unloaded at their final destination, it does not apply to the final stages of the animal’s life. The footage shows repeated instances in multiple countries of animals being brutally slaughtered. In a street market in Jordan, a Romanian sheep spasms violently across the blood-soaked pavement after its throat is cut. In an abattoir in Turkey, French cattle hang by one leg from the ceiling, kicking and twisting violently as their throats are repeatedly cut at.

An Animals Australia investigation in 2011 showed the poor treatment of animals being exported to Indonesia. After a public outcry, a ban was temporarily introduced and new regulations were imposed. They include a responsibility to ensure that both the handling and slaughter of the animals in the importing country complies with the animal welfare recommendations of the World Organisation for Animal Health.

Exports of livestock from the EU to the Middle East have grown rapidly in the past two years, with exports of cattle doubling since 2014 to 650,000 last year, while sheep exports rose by a quarter to 2.5 million, mostly to Libya, Lebanon and Jordan.

The increase in exports coincided with a landmark legal case at the European court of justice in 2015, in which the judge ruled that any transport provider carrying livestock from the EU to third countries must take steps to prove that they have complied with EU legislation throughout all stages of the journey. Transport providers are required to submit a log detailing their journey to the national authorities in the country of departure. It is these national authorities who are responsible for enforcing European regulations.

However, EU officials, member states and animal rights groups have repeatedly claimed that enforcement is poor across much of the continent. In November 2016, a paper presented by several member states to the European agriculture council called on the European commission to address the problem. It stated: “The continuing shortcomings in enforcement [of animal welfare in export laws] is simply not acceptable. Since the entry in to force of Regulation 1/2005 [on the protection of animals during transport], there have been numerous examples of infringements and lack of enforcement. Both member states and commission have to intensify their efforts to put an end to transports that are in obvious breach of the regulation”.

Animal rights groups including the Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) and Tierschutzbund Zürich believe that financial motives drive many export and transport enterprises to breach European animal protection regulations, as it reduces costs and administrative charges. As a result, enterprises are encouraged to operate in member states with poorer enforcement of EU law.

This view appears to be supported by the European commission’s own Animal Welfare Strategy 2012-2015, in which the commission notes that “a diverging interpretation of [protection of animals in transport] rules may result in market distortions which, combined with reduced profit margins and different administrative costs, could put a transport business operator in a difficult situation. Furthermore, a lack of vigour in enforcement may put compliant transporters at disadvantage”.

After watching the footage, MEPs from Germany, France, Lithuania and Finland said they are calling on the European commission for stronger enforcement of existing laws and an extension of legislation to cover the slaughter of European-bred animals in third countries.

Sirpa Pietikäinen, a Finnish MEP and president of the European parliament’s Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals, said: “These shocking revelations should be the final frontier for the European commission to take this seriously. We need EU strategy on this issue. Better law enforcement, agreement with supervision on slaughtering practices, with the goal of ending the transportation of living animals for slaughter to third countries.”

The MEPs join a growing movement that is calling for reform of Europe’s animal transport regulations. The Eurogroup for Animals, the EU umbrella group for animal advocacy organisations, has collected more than 700,000 signatures urging the EU to put an end to long distance transport of live animals.


Europe is to all effects exporting massive animal cruelty, which is largely invisible for EU citizens”, says Reineke Hameleers, Eurogroup’s director. “It is crystal clear that the transport regulation is not fit for purpose and that we should move towards a food system where animals are reared and slaughtered as close as possible to the place where they are born. This is not only paramount for animal welfare but also essential for food security, the environment and to protect public health.”

A European commission spokesman told the Guardian “The level of enforcement of existing EU legislation on animal welfare during transport has improved over the last years (SAV Comment – ARSEHOLES!!)  and has been considered one of the key priorities of the directorate general for health and food safety. Although the responsibility for the enforcement lies primarily with the member states, the commission has made considerable efforts to improve the enforcement and provides active assistance to member states.”  


Talk to Mr ‘I can do nothing’ Van Goethem (pictured above) – so he and the Commission have made considerable efforts ???

The spokesman said: “The EU has limited power to enforce the union legislation on animal transport within the territory of non-EU countries. The commission will continue supporting training activities on animal welfare during transport and at slaughter, including for non-EU countries.”

The European commission has failed to respond to pressure on the protection of animals in transport before.

In early 2016, animal rights groups Tierschutzbund Zürich, the AWF and Eyes on Animals presented the commission with a 1,000 page report detailing hundreds of cases of illegal treatment of animals being transported over land between Europe and Turkey in the hot summer months. The NGOs claim the commission ignored all their requests, including an appeal for transport of live animals to Turkey in the hottest summer months to be halted.

Iris Baumgärtner, project manager at AWF, said: “Despite the fact that the commission and the member states have been well informed since 2010 of the suffering of animals transported to Turkey, the situation remains unchanged and the numbers of animals being exported are increasing. The commission and member states are ignoring the core elements of their own regulations.”

The governments of Ireland, France, Germany, Romania, Hungary, Lithuania and Poland did not respond to requests for comment. The Slovenian agriculture ministry said: “Should the Slovenian competent authority receive any information on any non-compliances in live animal consignments aboard any vessels, we would immediately institute an investigation into the problem and, based on investigation results, we would institute the required and prescribed measures for the prevention of any subsequent non-compliances.”

The Croatian agriculture ministry said they saw no truth in the accusations and that necessary procedures and checks in line with the EU regulation are implemented in order to ensure animal welfare. They said competent veterinary authorities were always present “in order to monitor and undertake necessary corrective measures if irregularities are detected”.





SAV Comment – so all the evidence gathered is wrong ?

Good job we can rely on the EU to ensure there is full protection for

all animals in transport – re Regulation 1/2005  !!


Go to ore ‘Search’  box at the top right and type in ‘Turkey exports’ to

see all of our past involvement with this campaign.



USA: Things Will Get Hotter, Dirtier and More Pollutive Under The New Emperor.



… but you know what USA; you voted for him !!!



Last night, President Trump made his first speech to the joint session of Congress — a speech in which he pledged to work with both parties to “promote clean air and clean water.”

But talk is cheap. Look at what he’s actually doing. Just hours before the speech, Trump issued a new executive order revoking President Obama’s landmark Clean Water Rule, which protects drinking water sources for 117 million Americans.

And his pledge to protect clean air?

His proposed 25% budget cut to the EPA would cripple the agency’s ability to monitor smog and other dangerous pollutants and enforce bedrock environmental laws.

What’s more, Trump affirmed his commitment to bulldoze ahead with the destructive Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelinesdirty fossil fuel projects we know will jeopardize our clean air and water and drive more climate-wrecking carbon pollution.

NRDC is already fighting back on multiple fronts to defend our environment, our climate and our health. And more than ever, we need you to stand with us. Slashing critical funding for the EPA could force the agency to cut 1 in 5 of its employees and make it virtually impossible for the agency to do its job of standing up to industrial polluters, cutting climate pollution and enforcing fundamental laws that protect our air, water and health.

And it’s Trump’s new EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt — a climate denier who filed 14 different lawsuits to undermine the very agency he is now leadingwho’s in charge of our environmental future.

Vital EPA functions could be eliminated by Trump’s and Pruitt’s promised budget cuts, including:

  • Cleaning up oil spills

  • Monitoring and limiting climate-wrecking pollution from power plants and cars and trucks, smog and other air pollutants that threaten our health

  • Implementing energy efficiency programs for appliances, computers and other products

  • Ensuring the safety of chemicals in consumer products and pesticides in our food

  • Protecting our clean air and drinking water, lakes, rivers, streams and wetlands — programs which comprise some 40% of the EPA’s total budget

That’s why it’s up to people like you, me and our 2.6 million NRDC members and activists around the country and around the world to defend our planet and future generations of Americans. Support NRDC as a Monthly Partner and you become the backbone of our grassroots team. Every monthly gift you make is tax-deductible and goes directly toward helping NRDC fight the Trump administration’s anti-environment assault and defend our environment on all fronts.

Nobody voted in November for dirty water, polluted air, and climate chaos.

With your help, we’ll fight as hard as we can to protect our clean air and water, our climate and our health — in the courtroom, in Washington, and in town hall meetings, rallies and local government offices across the country. Please stand with us.

Thank you for your support.


Rhea Suh President, NRDC









Japan: Taiji Dolphin Hunt Season Now Ended. 569 Dolphins Slaughtered; 235 Taken Captive.



Dear Mark,

TAIJI – Officials have confirmed the end of the 2016/2017 drive season in Taiji, Japan.

For six months, our Cove Monitors have stood on the shores of the cove to observe and report the hunts, while you have been by our side in unity. Together we have seen dolphins manhandled, injured, captured and slaughtered. Pods have been decimated, all in the interest of profit.

This season, a total of 34 drives took place, involving six species of dolphins. We estimate approximately 569 dolphins were slaughtered, while 235 were taken captive. Many more may have died as a result of the drives themselves, their numbers never recorded.



Those taken captive now face a lifetime of suffering, trapped in tanks and forced to entertain in exchange for dead fish. While the hunts have technically ended, the aftermath of misery continues for those held prisoner in Taiji’s pens and for the ones shipped to marine parks around the world.

Dolphin Project extends a huge “THANK YOU” to those who watched our broadcasts, shared this information and took the pledge NOT to visit a dolphin show, or participate in swim-with programs. We are grateful to each of you who lent your voices in support. We vow to continue our efforts to protect dolphins from abuse and slaughter, and hope you will continue to stand by our side.

Read our full recap here.



Watch the London Taiji demo (with music by the brilliant David Bowie) which took place on Saturday – 16/1/16 by clicking on the following:








UK: CONSERVATIVE Christopher Chope OBE MP Talks Out A Ban On The Use Of Animals In Circuses – Just Like He Did Before – Contact Your MP And Ask Why. They Work For You; You Are NOT Their Servants !


 Importance: High





As you may know, the ban for wild animals in circuses was again blocked last week by Conservative MP Christopher Chope. He did the same in 2014.


Please write to your MP as this is again being discussed in Parliament on 24th March.

Please see


Here are some details of the man who has twice blocked this bill:

Christopher Chope represents Christchurch in Dorset for 20 years with a majority of 18000 and his constituency has the highest proportion of over 60s in the UK.

Filibustering should be banned in Parliament – A deliberate tactic to talk too long and thus  selfishly, arrogantly and bullyingly talking out a motion that can then not be voted on.

Christopher Chope also blocked this bill in 2014.  He was also responsible for steering through the poll tax in the Thatcher Government, voted against same sex marriage, is a climate change sceptic, called for abolition of Minimum wage in the same year he claimed £136,992 in expenses! and voted against Alan Turin statutory pardon.  Voted against a private members’ bill which would have placed restrictions on hospital parking charges for carers.                           SHAMEFUL!


Here is a letter that one of ADI’s supporters received from Chope – his arrogance is beyond belief !

“Parliamentary protocol dictates that Members ought not to respond to correspondence from non-constituents. Nonetheless, I appreciate the time you have taken to get in touch.

The Government has promised to bring forward Government legislation on the issue of animals in circuses.  It was not included in the Queen’s Speech on the grounds that there was a lack of Parliamentary time. The Government has pointed out, however, that, should more time become available during the course of this Session, such a Bill will be brought forward.

In light of the above, the attempt to bring forward this controversial legislation under the Private Member’s procedure is ill-conceived. I believe that it would be unacceptable for such a Bill to receive a Second Reading without any debate in the House of Commons.

I shall continue to put pressure on the Government to honour its promise to bring forward its own legislation.


Best wishes

Christopher Chope OBE MP

Member of Parliament for Christchurch

House of Commons, SW1A 0AA

Tel: 0207 219 4971



Why not send him an e mail ?

More than 10 years ago there was a public consultation on the use of animals in UK circuses.


Over 84% of the British public wanted circuses to stop using animals in performances.  Thanks to people like Chope we have still not got legislation passed to do this – constant talking out in parliament by just a few members of Parliament.  Shame on them !

They are supposed to represent us – not be an emperor figure like Trump who only does what he wants !



USA: Petition – Stop City’s Planned Coyote Slaughter – Please Support.



Stop City’s Planned Coyote Slaughter




Petition Link

Target: Tom Beck, Mayor of Arcadia, California

Goal: Reverse your decision to slaughter coyotes.

Recently, the Arcadia City Council voted to hire a contractor to kill coyotes as a means of population control. This slaughter is cruel, ineffective and must be stopped.

The current plan would call for the contractor to trap and then kill numerous coyotes. Trapping is an extremely cruel and stressful situation for wild animals, which in this case is then followed by a brutal execution. It can also catch non-targeted animals including protected wildlife. Animals have been known to chew off limbs in order to escape traps. This trap and slaughter practice often leads to orphaned wildlife which is typically a death sentence for these animals, as well.

Sign this petition and demand the City of Arcadia spare these innocent animals’ lives. This is not only incredible cruel, but research has shown that mass killings are not an effective method of population control.



Dear Mayor Beck,

Recently, your city council voted to spend taxpayer money to hire a contractor to trap and slaughter coyotes as a means of population control. This plan is not only cruel, but ineffective as well.

Trapping is an incredibly stressful experience for wild animals. It can often lead to serious injuries and animals have been known to chew off limbs in order to escape traps. Traps can also catch non-target animals including protected wildlife and domesticated animals. After this horrible ordeal, the animal is brutally killed. This often leads to orphaned wildlife which typically leads to their deaths, as well.

Please consider reversing your decision and sparing the lives of countless innocent coyotes. Research has shown that mass killings are not an effective method of population control.


[Your Name Here]





USA: Republicans Just Voted To Shield Trump’s Tax Returns From The Public.









Hi Mark;

Congress just put wolves and bears in the crosshairs.

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill to strip protections from wolves, bears and other carnivores on Alaska’s precious wildlife refuges.

If approved, it would allow wolves and pups to be killed in their dens; bears could be shot by aerial gunners or have their bones snapped in brutal traps.

Please support the Center for Biological Diversity’s Predator Defense Fund to shut down this disgraceful bill.

It’s the opening salvo in a cruel war on wolves and other wildlife that Congress will wage this year. Right-wing politicians have made it clear that wolves, bears and endangered species across the country will have a dark future under Trump.

For decades the Center has led the fight to save America’s wildlife. We know the next four years will be a bare-knuckle fight to protect these animals — and we’ve got the track record to prove it. Please make a gift to the Predator Defense Fund and help us fight and win for wildlife.

Alaska’s amazing wildlife refuges are supposed to be devoted to protecting wild creatures — and Alaska is our last great stronghold for abundant, wild predator populations. In the coming months, its refuges will be home to newborn wolf pups and bear cubs — but if Congress has its way, those pups’ and cubs’ homes will be laced with traps and menaced by helicopters and rifle shots.

This newest bill takes malicious persecution to a new level. Help defeat it with a gift to the Predator Defense Fund and make sure Alaska’s bears and wolves have a chance to survive.

For the wild,


Kierán Suckling
Executive Director
Center for Biological Diversity

P.S. We’re already in the fight of a lifetime under the new White House and the most anti-wildlife Congress we’ve ever seen. Help us beat them back with an automatic monthly donation.

Please share this message with your social networks.



As attorney general of Oklahoma, Scott Pruitt

sued the Environmental Protection Agency 14 times.

He’s also repeatedly called for its elimination.

Thanks to President Trump and 52 senators, Scott Pruitt will “lead” the EPA.

Now we are hearing of proposed drastic cuts in the EPA’s budget—such large cuts that the Agency’s vital work would undoubtedly suffer.

I shudder to think what comes next…


President Trump stepped up his attack on federal environmental protections Tuesday, issuing an order directing his administration to begin the long process of rolling back sweeping clean water rules that were enacted by his predecessor.

The order directing the Environmental Protection Agency to set about dismantling the Waters of the United States rule takes aim at one of President Obama’s signature environmental legacies, a far-reaching anti-pollution effort that expanded the authority of regulators over the nation’s waterways.

The contentious rule had been fought for years by farmers, ranchers, real estate developers and other industries, which complained it invited heavy-handed bureaucrats to burden their businesses with onerous restrictions and fines for minor violations.

Obama’s EPA argued that such claims were exaggerated and misrepresented the realities of the enforcement process of a rule that promised to create substantially cleaner waterways and with them, healthier habitats for threatened species of wildlife.

The directive to undo the clean water initiative is expected to be closely followed by another aimed at unraveling the Obama administration’s ambitious plan to fight climate change by curbing power plant emissions.

“It is such a horrible, horrible rule,” Trump said as he signed the directive Tuesday aimed at the water rules. “It has such a nice name, but everything about it is bad.” He declared the rule, championed by environmental groups to give the EPA broad authority over nearly two-thirds of the water bodies in the nation, “one of the worst examples of federal regulation” and “a massive power grab.”

While the executive orders are a clear sign of the new administration’s distaste for some of the highest profile federal environmental rules, they also reflect the challenge it faces in erasing them. Both the climate and the clean water rules were enacted only after a long and tedious process of public hearings, scientific analysis and bureaucratic review. That entire process must be revisited before they can be weakened. It could take years.

And environmental groups will be mobilized to fight every step of the way. “These wetland protections help ensure that over 100 million Americans have access to clean and safe drinking water,” California billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer said in a statement. “Access to safe drinking water is a human right, and Trump’s order is a direct violation of this right.”

The executive orders are compounded by the administration’s release of a budget blueprint that includes deep cuts at the EPA. Even if the process of changing the environmental rules is slow, the Trump administration will aim to hasten their demise by hollowing out the agencies charged with enforcing them.

At the same time, it is working with Congress to immediately kill some environmental protections under an obscure authority that applies to regulations enacted within the final months of the previous administration.  A rule intended to limit water pollution from coal mining has already been killed by Congress, which is now weighing whether to jettison rules that force gas drilling operations on federal land to capture more of the toxic methane they emit.

Trump vowed Tuesday that he would continue to undermine the Obama-era environmental protections wherever he sees the opportunity, arguing they have cost jobs. “So many jobs we have delayed for so many years,” Trump said. “It is unfair to everybody.”

Many industries take issue with that interpretation. Tuesday’s order, for example, was met with a swift rebuke from sport fishing and hunting groups. They said the clean water rule has been a boon to the economy, sustaining hundreds of thousands of jobs in their industry.

Sportsmen and women will do everything within their power to compel the administration to change course and to use the Clean Water Act to improve, not worsen, the nation’s waterways,” a statement from a half-dozen of the organizations said.










England: Mudlarking On the Thames In London – Prisons !


Enjoy some Mudlarking on the River Thames with Brooksy and Vaughan.

Learn about the prison system over the centuries in Ol’ London Town:




Petitions, Videos, Links Etc, Etc.



There is too much here for us to spend lots of time ‘knocking things into shape’ – so what you see is what you get – but we hope most of the links work.  Good luck ! – SAV.


Stop Grinding Up Millions of Chicks Alive

Target: Radha Mohan Singh, Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, IndiaGoal: Crack down on widespread yet illegal cruelty in the egg industry.

A recent investigation of chicken hatcheries in India revealed unspeakable cruelty, with unwanted chicks being brutally killed. The probe, launched by Anonymous for Animal Rights and released by the People for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PETA) India, revealed that millions of male chicks, deemed useless by the egg industry, are being killed without regard to the intense pain and suffering inflicted on them.




Wichtige Petitionen*

zum Unterstützen  und Weiterleiten


*ausgewählt von Martina Patterson



Important Petitions*

Please support and forward


*selected by Martina Patterson


free translation sites – kostenlose Übersetzungsseiten:


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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.”









Petr Jašek ist frei und zuhause!

Petr Jašek wurde von den Behörden des Sudan aufgrund des weltweiten öffentlichen Druckes überraschend freigelassen. Kurz vor Mitternacht ist er in Begleitung des tschechischen Außenministers Lubomir Zaoralek, der in den Sudan gereist war um sich für ihn einzusetzen, auf dem Flughafen Prag angekommen.


Hai-Aquarium vorerst nicht genehmigungsfähig


Animal Protection Act Amendment Passes the National Assembly Standing Committee.


Victory: People over pipelines in Peru!





Masacre galgos / Galgo massacre update






Milk Consumption Increases Mortality


Aufgedeckt…eigentlich ein riesen Skandal!!!!

Die Sache mit dem Darm – ein riesiger Skandal! Rinderdärme aus europäischer Schlachtung dürfen seit dem 27. Mai 2015 wieder in der Fleischverarbeitung eingesetzt werden. Vorher war dies aufgrund der BSE-Gefahr verboten


Achtung, Achtung! Am kommenden Sonntag, 26.02., findet in Salzburg der traditionelle Metzgersprung statt – mindestens ebenso traditionell gibt es dazu natürlich wieder eine RespekTiere-Kundgebung gegen den Fleischkosum! Wer mitmachen möchte, Treffpunkt ist beim Festspielhaus Höhe Pferdeschwemme, 9 Uhr!


Boykott des Films “Bailey – Ein Freund fürs Leben” Bailey – ein Freund fürs Leben. Ein Video von den Dreharbeiten zu diesem Film  zeigt mehrere Fälle von Tierquälerei. TierschützerInnen boykottieren den Film. Ein geheimer Mitschnitt belegt, wie es dem Hund erging:






Petitions – protests – sample letters



Stop Animal Abusers from Owning Animals






End Yulin Dog and Cat Meat Festival For Good



Sisters don’t let sisters kill dogs!



Don’t Let Them Kill 45,000 Wild Horses and Burros!


Mobilization against the regulation of night shooting of foxes in the Ardennes From 10th to 26th February, the slaughter and night shooting of foxes by the lieutenants of the Ardennes louveterie is authorized. This author wishes to take action against this decision. Let’s mobilize!

Mobilisation contre la régulation à tir de nuit des renards dans les Ardennes

Du 10 au 26 février, le massacre à tir et de nuit des renards par les lieutenants de la louveterie des Ardennes est autorisé. Cet auteur souhaite agir contre cette décision.


Mobilmachung gegen die Nachtjagd aufFüchse in den Ardennen Von 10 bis 26 Februar wird das Schießen Massaker und Nacht Füchse durch Leutnants der Louveterie Ardennen erlaubt. Dieser Autor möchte gegen diese Entscheidung handeln. Lassen Sie uns mobilisieren!


AWI eAlert: Help Sharks and Rays in Fernando de Noronha



University of Missouri put acid in the eyes of 6 beagle puppies then euthanized them.



2 Clicks to Expose Chicken Killers Breeding Superbugs & Thank Animal Super Activist | Last of 3 Snapchat Cat Scalders Sentenced!



Ban Cruel Pig Scramble Event


Please sign petition against the terrible galgo abuse, this miserable animal cruelty Petición: En febrero comienza el masivo abandono de galgos tras la temporada de caza en España., con apoyo de las organizaciones holandesas DutchGalgoLobby, Greyhounds in nood Nederland y Greyhounds Rescue Holland, te piden que firmes la petición:

Bitte Petition gegen den furchtbaren Galgo-Missbrauch, diese elende Tierquälerei, unterschreiben



Urge your state to step up for bees!



Kanada: Rettet die Bienen

Die Bienen stehen vor einer weltweiten Krise, die auch unsere Lebensmittelversorgung bedroht. Nun fasst Kanada ein bahnbrechendes Verbot des schlimmsten Bienengifts ins Auge, doch eine riesige Agrarlobby kämpft hart dagegen an. Stoppen wir sie und setzen wir uns für die Bienen ein!! Unterzeichnen Sie mit nur einem Klick:

Türkei: Abschneiden der Ohren – Please – stop torturing dogs by cutting their ears!! We plead for higher penalties!


Sample letter:,,,,,,,,

Please – stop torturing dogs by cutting their ears!! We plead for higher penalties!


Dear ladies and gentlemen,

please do enforce your animal protection laws that this cruelty to animals STOP!!

I know that you have other problems within Turkey – but this is no reason to forget about cruelty to animals!

Such cruelty has to be punished SEVERELY  – I won’t visit your country any longer as a tourist and spend my money in your country if the law won’t be enforced !

So please ACT …. this has nothing to do with the word “human” – what happens in your country!

Please support a better law en favor of animals!!






Landesjagdgesetz Thüringen: Fuchsjagd verbieten!


Petition für ein besseres Tierschutzgesetz in Österreich


Petition: Fiaker als immaterielles Kulturerbe: Nein danke!


Petition für Delfine


Petition für Zirkuselefanten


Petition gegen grausame Hundeschlachtungen in China


Petition gegen die kanadische Robbenjagd


Fordern Sie das Smiley-System für Deutschland!


Coca-Cola: Stoppt die Abzocke der Träger des traditionellen Wissens über die Verwendung von Stevia

Coca-Cola macht mit dem neuen, hippen Süßstoff Stevia satte Gewinne — und verletzt damit die Rechte indigener Gemeinschaften der Guarani. Denn das Wissen über die Stevia-Pflanze als Süßungsmittel kommt von den Guarani, die an der Grenze zwischen Brasilien und Paraguay leben. Während Konzerne wie Coca-Cola mit dem Stevia-Geschäft Milliarden verdienen, gehen die Guarani komplett leer aus. Teilst du unser Video, um auf diese Ungerechtigkeit aufmerksam zu machen? Hier kannst du auch unsere Petition unterzeichnen und teilen:


Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge


Impeach President Bannon


Stop Trump from starting a nuclear war


Help End Human Rights Abuse in Hawaii Fishing Industry


Free Sara, A Young Mother Jailed by Immigration Officials


Auskunftsbegehren: Was kostet uns ein Flüchtling? Unternehmen Sie etwas gegen diese Schweigemauer!





alle Links können direkt von unserem Blog angeklickt und geteilt werden via Google+ und Google Mail, Facebook und Twitter:


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

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


USA: Install Video Cameras in Slaughterhouses and Factory Farms


Be the difference! Sei Du der Unterschied!


Please vote / Bitte abstimmen:


Abstimmung über Pelz–debatte–pelz-tragen–modisches-revival-oder-moralisches-.html


Avian influenza: Do you think duck slaughter will be enough to stop this disease? – Yes – No – Without opinion Answer this survey!


Grippe aviaire: Pensez-vous que l’abattage des canards suffira-t-il à stopper cette maladie?

– Oui – Non – Sans avis

Répondez à ce sondage!

Vogelgrippe: Glauben Sie, das Schlachten von Enten genug sein wird, um diese Krankheit zu stoppen? – Ja – Nein – Keine Meinung Antworten Sie auf diese Umfrage!

Nominierung des Deckelprojekts in der SZ / Mitmachen lohnt sich.

An: “” <>

Hallo Frau Jarolimeck,

Es gibt allerdings tolle Nachrichten für das Projekt Deckel gegen Polio!

Vielleicht haben Sie es heute in der Zeitung gelesen: Unser Projekt in der Schule “Deckel gegen Polio” wurde nominiert als Saarlands Beste. Damit wir den Preis gewinnen können, müssen so viele Einzelpersonen wie möglich für uns in der Zeitung abstimmen.

Sollten wir von allen Einsendungen bis zum 2. März die meisten Stimmen haben, wird das Projekt auf der Gala-Veranstaltung Saarlands Beste noch einmal vollständig präsentiert und in unserem Fall gewinnt meine Schulklasse dann einen kräftigen Zuschuss für die Schule.

Ich würde mich sehr freuen, wenn Sie ebenfalls für unser gemeinsames Projekt abstimmen und Ihre Kontakte zu allen anderen Sammelgruppen aktivieren würden, so dass auch bundesweit Menschen für unser Deckelprojekt abstimmen. Wir wissen, dass die Kinder Großes geleistet haben und nun ist es an der Zeit, das Projekt noch einmal öffentlich zu machen und Menschen zum Deckelsammeln zu bewegen.

Sie haben sicherlich zahlreiche Unterstützer und Bekannte, die mit einem einzigen Anruf oder einer Online-Abstimmung dazu beitragen können, dass Deckel gegen Polio noch einmal im Saarland und auch auf Bundesebene zu die Presse geht. Etwas Besseres können wir uns für Betroffene ja eigentlich nicht wünschen.

Wir stehen für diesen Monat in der Saarbrücker Zeitung als eine von drei Gruppen zur Wahl und freuen uns, dass wir es unter den vielfältigen Gruppen bis hier hin geschafft haben 🙂 !!

Damit wir gewinnen, müssen so viele Menschen wie möglich dort anrufen und für unsere Klasse 6.1 abstimmen, denn wie auch bei den Deckeln zählt hier jeder Anruf.

Hotline für die Nominierung der Sportklasse: 01379/ 37026002 oder Online-Abstimmung: Hier ist der link zur Zeitung: Dort ist es das zweite Projekt.,6317635

Mit freundlichen Grüßen und vielen Dank für Ihre Unterstützung,


Erfahren Sie mehr und lesen Sie in unserer neuen Broschüre!


Landtagswahl NRW – welche Themen sind wichtig?

Marode Schulen, kaputte Straßen, hohe Mieten – es gibt viele Probleme, um die sich Politiker kümmern sollten. Vor der Landtagswahl in NRW möchten wir von Ihnen wissen, was Sie am meisten beschäftigt. Im WDR 5 Morgenecho fragen wir dann Politiker, wie sie das Problem lösen wollen. Schreiben Sie uns! Massentierhaltung und Tierschutz sollten auf jeden Fall Thema sein. Bitte schreiben!!

Welche Themen können eingeschickt werden?

Alle, die etwas mit der Landespolitik zu tun haben. Die Redaktion des Morgenechos haben in den vergangenen Tagen zum Beispiel Fragen zu den Themenbereichen Schule, Verkehr oder Inklusion erreicht. In Form von Fragen oder auch als ganz persönliche Geschichte.



Abstimmung – ist eine Katzenkastrationspflicht sinnvoll? – bitte mit JA! abstimmen, Danke!

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!



Informations and terms – Infos und Termine

All That We Share – Wir, die Gesellschaft



0:07 / 3:51

End Export of Australian Greyhounds to Macau


Gesendet: Montag, 27. Februar 2017 um 09:33 Uhr Von: “Isabel Gorski-Grobe” <> Betreff: Der Bericht über den Einsatz auf Grenada ist online!

Liebe Freunde des kreolischen Hundes,

der Bericht über den Einsatz auf Grenada ist seit gestern online auf !

Viel Spaß beim Lesen!

Ihre I. Gorski-Grobe


Tieresserei deutlich erklärt, Veggie-Partei Warum wir eine Gesellschaft von Karnisten sind und was das ist, Melanie Joy bringt es auf den Punkt.

V-Partei Deutschland – bisher noch nicht in aller Munde.


Gesendet: Sonntag, 26. Februar 2017 um 13:46 Uhr Von: “pro iure animalis-Newsletter” <> Betreff: Informationsstand auf der Frühjahrsmesse Kassel (4.-12. März 2017)




Liebe Freunde der Tiere,


„Nie wird soviel gelogen wie nach einer Jagd, im Krieg und vor Wahlen.“ Dieses Zitat Ottos von Bismarck ist hinlänglich bekannt. Was der Staatsmann und Reichskanzler schon vor mehr als 100 Jahren erkannte, ist jedoch auch nur ein Teil der Wahrheit: Nicht nur nach der Jagd wird gelogen, sondern schon vor der Jagd oder besser gesagt, die Rechtfertigung für die Jagd basiert auf Lügen! So beginnt beispielsweise jede Jagdsaison mit den alljährlich wiederkehrenden Zeitungsmeldungen, die eine dramatische Wildschweinschwemme verkünden. Nach Dezimierung wird geschrien und somit haben die Jäger die Rechtfertigung für ihre Schießorgien. Dass die Jäger eigentlich die Ursache des Problems sind, wird tunlichst verschwiegen. Erst durch die Jagdpraktiken steigen nämlich die Populationszahlen. Dies ist nur eine der Jägerlügen, zehn davon haben wir in unserem seit Jahren bewährten Informations-Flyer „Jägerlügen“ zusammengefasst ( Um über dieses „Lügenkonstrukt Jagd“ zu informieren, haben wir seit einigen Jahren zusammen mit unseren Kollegen und Freunden von der Anti-Jagd-Allianz ( einen Infostand auf der Frühjahrsmesse Kassel. Bei den vergangenen Messeauftritten haben wir festgestellt, dass Jagd in der Bevölkerung immer öfter kritisch gesehen wird und Jäger zunehmend als Außenseiter mit einem abseitigen Hobby wahrgenommen werden. Gerade Personen, die sich oft und regelmäßig in der Natur bewegen, können über unterschiedlichste und teils unangenehme Begegnungen mit Jägern berichten. So erzählen uns an dem Infostand immer wieder Hundebesitzer, dass sie auf Gassitouren mehr oder weniger freundlich von Jäger angegangen werden und wie Jäger sich gerne als „Herrscher über die Natur“ aufspielen. Sätze wie: „Wenn ich Ihren Hund nochmal ohne Leine sehe, kann es passieren, dass ich ihn erschieße“ sind keine Seltenheit. Zwischen Reitern und Jägern kommt es ebenfalls zu Konflikten. Viele Betroffene lassen sich durch solche Aktionen einschüchtern und nehmen nicht ihre Rechte wahr. Und um auf die „Jägerlügen“ zurückzukommen: Der oben erwähnte Flyer ist einer der beliebtesten in unserem Sortiment: Die Erkenntniswilligen gelangen durch die Lektüre zu einem Aha-Erlebnis und wir kommen oftmals ins Gespräch, die lodengrünen Leser fühlen sich jedoch angegriffen und entlarven ihre Gesinnung durch Beschimpfung gegen uns.

So haben wir uns entschlossen, auch dieses Jahr wieder bei der Frühjahrsmesse in Kassel präsent zu sein.

Vom 4. bis 12. März 2017 sind wir in Halle 13, Stand 1306 zu finden.


Auch dieses Jahr stehen wieder drei große und emotionale Themen im Vordergrund: Der Haustierabschuss, die Auslandsjagd und die Fallenjagd. Wir wissen, dass dieser Messeauftritt letztendlich ein Tropfen auf den heißen Stein ist. Wir erreichen damit regional nur einen kleinen Personenkreis. Aber wir erfahren auch immer wieder, dass unsere Anwesenheit und die von uns verbreiteten Informationen zu Diskussionen weit über die Messe hinaus führen. Das spornt uns an, auch dieses Jahr wieder 9 Tage präsent zu sein und im Bezug auf die Jagd gegen das postfaktische Zeitalter zu kämpfen.

Herzliche Grüße

für pro iure animalis

Dr. Gunter Bleibohm und Harald Hoos

Weitere Infos unter:


Pledge to Go Dark for Earth Hour On March 25, 2017, at 8:30 pm local time, take a stand for our planet. Pledge to “turn up the dark” for Earth Hour and join millions around the world as we stand together for strong climate action.



Tag zur Abschaffung der Tierversuche: Jetzt anmelden und bei unserer stillen Protestaktion am Samstag, 22. April dabei sein! Zum diesjährigen “Tag zur Abschaffung der Tierversuche” organisieren wir eine stille Protestaktion der besonderen Art: Silent Triangle. Das heißt, zeitgleich formieren wir uns in München, Münster und Tübingen – jeweils als Dreieck, auffällig in OP-Kitteln und mit Schilder-Botschaften. 2 Stunden stehen wir so, schweigend. Diese 3 Städte (München, Münster, Tübingen) stehen symbolisch für das Leid der Tiere und insbesondere der Affen in den Laboren. Für die konkrete Planung ist eine baldige Anmeldung erforderlich (Absage-Möglichkeit bleibt) – so dass wir jetzt auf viele Unterstützer hoffen!

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

Slaughter animals, their last way:


Why Are These People Crying?

Die Akte Fleisch – Sehens- und empfehlenswert!! Ausführliche Beschreibung der gesundheitlichen Risiken für Menschen!

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…)

This film should be seen by the entire world!

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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Tierkörperaktion in Karlsruhe, 13.12.2014 // Aktivistenbündnis Karlsruhe

Bei jedem Online-Einkauf Wildtierschutz Deutschland unterstützen – ohne Zusatzkosten

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Es werden Projekte für Hilfe für Haiti, Kinder, Frauen, Regenwälder, Wale, Affen, Wildtiere, Heimtiere, Wölfe, etc unterstützt. Es ist kostenlos und hilft!


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

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EU: Denmark next to leave EU if bosses don’t stop criticising Brexit, MEP warns.


DEXIT WARNING: Denmark next to leave EU if bosses don’t stop criticising Brexit, MEP warns

EUROPEAN Union (EU) bosses needs to abandon their “arrogance” and stop talking about Brexit in a negative way otherwise Denmark could be the next to leave the bloc, a leading Danish MEP has warned.

By Alix Culbertson


Anders Vistisen said the union risks being “overshadowed and left behind” if it continues to hit out at the UK for voting to leave.

The Vice Chair of the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, took a swipe at the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Guy “Mr Brexit” Verhofstadt who called Theresa May’s pledge to deliver a new EU trade deal by 2019 “impossible”.

He warned if the EU does not “appreciate and work constructively with the UK’s objectives” it risks being overcome by popular discontent and “Denmark could well be the next country to leave the bloc”.

Writing on Brexit Central, he said: “Dozens of countries have already been lining up to do free trade deals with Britain. 

“In order to avoid being overshadowed and left behind, the European Union should stop talking about Brexit in a negative and defensive way. 

“It is high time that it abandons its arrogance and faces the reality as it is, not as it wishes it to be.

“I believe that the EU has to make every effort to negotiate a good and fair trade deal with the UK. 

“The EU has to become fully aware of the fact that a good trade deal is beneficial – not only to the UK, but also to all EU Member States.”

The Danish People’s Party MEP added the UK will “stay part of Europe, whether the EU likes it or not” so cutting historical, military and economic ties would “simply be catastrophic for both players”.

He said an ongoing battles over trade and more would have “no winners” which is why the EU needs to make “every effort” to ensure there is mutual satisfaction.

The UK should be able to buy itself into schemes beneficial to both sides, such as the Erasmus student exchange programme, although he admitted the UK Government has to take that decision as well.

With regards to Denmark, he said its trade relationship with the UK is “important” and the two countries are closely linked.

Mr Vistisen said it is in the interest of Denmark’s agricultural sector to retain tariff-free access to the UK market, especially in terms of fishing as he said it is “vital” Danish fisherman have continued access to British waters.

He also added Britain is a “close strategic and military NATO ally of the EU” and he sincerely hopes Brexit will not affect “this crucial and close military co-operation”.



USA: Coca Cola (Again) Is Making Billions From Indigenous People – And They Dont Get Any Share Of The Profits !



Coca-Cola is lining its pockets with the use of THE new trendy sweetener – the stevia – which comes from the traditional knowledge of indigenous groups in South America, the Guarani Paî Tavytera and Kaiowa people.

While Big Soda companies like Coca-Cola make billions off this knowledge, none of these communities are getting a single penny.

Coca-Cola’s dreadful attitude violates the rights of indigenous people as enshrined in international treaties.

But you can stop this by sharing this video to raise awareness of the Guarani’s plight.

Let’s stand in solidarity with the Guarani people against Coca-Cola’s exploitation — you can help make sure that this message is heard far and wide.




Click here to watch the video and share it with your friends.


The more people who know about the issue, the more power we’ll have to pressure Coca-Cola into settling with the Guaranis on a fair and equitable sharing of the profits out of the use of this natural sweetener.

SumOfUs is teaming up with Public Eye, Pro-Stevia Schweiz and France Libertés to make sure everybody knows about the bitter-sweet taste of stevia. We know this tactic works. Our videos targeting PepsiCo have clocked over 20 million views and have gone viral because they were shared by members like you. They’ve brought PepsiCo back to the negotiating table, and forced it to come up with a new palm oil commitment.

You truly hold the power to make a difference: you can make this glaring injustice a thorn in Coca-Cola’s side. Spread the word!



Watch and share the video with your friends by clicking here now.

Thanks for all that you do,
Fatah, Marie and the team at SumOfUs 




USA: NRDC Teleconference – Do You Want To Send Trump A Message ? – Read On To Take Part.




Member Teleconference Briefing:
Sending Trump a Message through Litigation

Join us for an exclusive teleconference



Mitch Bernard
NRDC Chief Operating Officer


4:30 pm Eastern; 3:30 pm Central; 2:30 pm Mountain; 1:30 pm Pacific

Aaron Colangelo
NRDC Co-Director of Litigation

Friday March 3, 2017


With the Trump Administration fully underway, we face an unprecedented threat from the “pollutocracy” of billionaires, fossil fuel champions, and anti-environmental extremists that are about to sweep into Washington with Donald Trump. At NRDC, we’re gearing up to take them on — both in and out of court.

Join us for this teleconference with Mitch Bernard and Aaron Colangelo, who will share NRDC’s current and future litigation strategies on protecting our environment from the new administration’s most dangerous attacks. There will also be an opportunity to ask any questions you may have on this timely and important issue.

Taking part in a telephone conference call is easy.

If you will be joining us, please respond as soon as possible online and we will provide you with the simple instructions for calling in.


The mission of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is to safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.




Germany: Your Letters To The Mayor Have Resulted In The ‘Shark Aquarium’ Currently Being Halted.



You may recall our recent (January) post re a possible new shark aquarium in Germany:

Well we have now had an update on the situation from Venus.  Here is her response:

Good Morning Dear Mark!


Dear Mark,

Today, Sunday, I turned on my PC and was (as always) prepared for the worst. Because only bad news reaches us when it comes about animals, doesn`t it?

But No! Today was not like every day, it came a message that gave me hope and joy. Perhaps some readers of SAV remember the letter-action I did against the construction of the world’s largest shark aquarium in Sinsheim (Germany). I had written a letter to the mayor of the city and had spread the same sample letter  all over I could, so that other people could send it to the mayor. Today I got a message from the organization, which is fighting exclusively against the construction of the aquarium!

I translate:

“A few weeks ago, we asked you to write to Jörg Albrecht, Lord Mayor of Sinsheim, and ask him to take action against the shark tank “Shark City” (

The response was very large and we would like to thank all those who have followed this call for their time and effort.

As mayor Albrecht now announced, the construction application for the shark aquarium is currently not approved. In an interview, Albrecht stated that the project would not be in line with the valid development plan, a special area would have to be designated for the construction. Local politicians have to decide about the project-related development plan.

Investors do not have a right to a positive decision. This seems to have settled the plan to start construction of “Shark City” in May….”


This is a clear sign for me, that we can achieve better results for the rights of the animals by making animal protection a political issue and putting pressure on politicians.

Best regards to you and all,




USA: And he is responsible for animal welfare legislation ?







Pepsi’s broken palm oil promise.



Aerial view of the recently land clearing by PT. Agra Bumi Niaga. Peunaron Village. East Aceh, Indonesia. 13/01/2017 Latitude: 4° 34' 1.062" N Longitude: 97° 41' 11.73" E

Aerial view of the recently land clearing by PT. Agra Bumi Niaga. Peunaron Village. East Aceh, Indonesia. 13/01/2017
Latitude: 4° 34′ 1.062″ N
Longitude: 97° 41′ 11.73″ E



A new report is shining a spotlight on some of the most ruthless destruction of elephant habitat we’ve ever seen. And the massive forest clearance is linked to the suppliers of snack foods sold by companies like PepsiCo across the world.

Watch and share the shocking footage revealing how the world’s biggest snack food companies are linked to rainforest destruction.





A field investigation by our partners at Rainforest Action Network uncovered the devastating clearance of already endangered forests in the Leuser Ecosystem. The only place on earth where elephants, tigers, orangutans and rhinos live in the same forest, Leuser is considered one of the world’s top priority conservation areas. It’s also the source of drinking water and livelihoods for millions of people in the Indonesian province of Aceh.

But Leuser’s critical importance is apparently of no concern to rogue palm oil producer PT. ABN. The company has been illegally — and rapidly — turning lowland forests into palm oil plantations despite being ordered out by the Indonesian government. So who has been buying PT. ABN’s conflict palm oil? Wilmar palm oil refineries, supplier of brands like PepsiCo, McDonald’s, and Nestlé.

We can’t let mega-corporations like PepsiCo, Nestle, Unilever, Procter & Gamble, and McDonald’s sweep the destruction of this priceless ecosystem under the rug.

Share the video to shine a global spotlight on this destruction. Let’s make our voices heard and save the Leuser Ecosystem — before it’s too late.

Thanks for all that you do,
Fatah and the team at SumOfUs

More information:, Rainforest Action Network, January 2016





Serbia: Loznica Friday 24/2 – The Current Last Rescue – LOZNICA: ENTERING THE DOORS OF HELL AGAIN.




The hardest and most painful thing for any rescuer is to leave a dog pound with saved dogs and look into the eyes of the ones who are left behind.

They know. They know their fate. Their end is coming…  Your heart aches, you can’t stop dreaming about them during night, you can’t sleep, flashes come into your mind of their imploring eyes, paws on your legs, and then immense sadness when the pound door is closed and you leave….



We can’t forget so many babies and we are begging you for your help again: we want to save more lives. The dog too scared to move for fear of being beaten, the little dog brushing round our ankles just desperately trying to get us to notice her.

So many precious beating hearts begging to be noticed and taken out. Almost as if they’re promising us they will be “such a good dog if we rescue them”. A silent promise.




We really are their last hope on Friday.

We will re-visit this living hell to save more gentle dogs.




Those left unsaved will spend their last moments on earth terrified and often in agonizing pain. Euthanasia if conducted, is not conducted in a civilized way – but by the cheapest means possible which involves immense brutality.




These sweet lives can’t cry for help, but we can. And we have to! Only their eyes tell us their pain and need. Give them this final chance of life! Help us free the prisoners of one of the worst Serbian dog pound we have ever seen.





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