We Have Moved To Another New Site. Please Come See Us.

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Hi all;

we are going to keep putting post copies onto this site; but this site is really an archive now for all the years of work we have done in Serbia.  On the left side, you can view all our posts for many years.

Now we are moving on to publish articles and actions for animal issues from all around the world.

We have set up a new site which is called ‘World Animals Voice’.

You can visit it by clicking on the following link:

 

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/

 

We hope that you will come over and visit us real soon.

This site will NOT be closing down as there is a lot of years of archive to view if you wish.

But for global animals news; please visit the new site.

Regards – Mark and Venus.

 

 

Massacre in the name of human rights!

 

Massacre in the name of human rights!

 

Fight the terrorism

 

 

Fight the terrorism!!

 

 

Murder as a delicacy!

Murder as a delicacy!!

 

It is not only a victim…

It is not only a victim…

 

 

 

 

Portugal: The Bull-massacre continues

 

Portugal: The bull-massacre continues.

 

Inventory of horror: 45 million male chicks are murdered each year!!

Inventory of horror: 45 million male chicks are murdered each year!!

“Hunting opens up a space for crime…”

“Hunting opens up a space for crime…”

Animal Transports at NATO-Summit!! (Video)

Animal transports at NATO- Summit!! (Video)

Write this on your wall..

Write this on your wall…

 

 

 

 

My best regards to all, Venus

Death Dealers on the way

See our new post on https://worldanimalsvoice.com/ 🙂

Death Dealers on the way..

Honor the “269 Libèration animale” Activists in Belgium (Great Video)

You can see our new item on: https://worldanimalsvoice.com/ 🙂

 

 

England: Biscuits Roll !

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2018/07/10/biscuits-roll/

 

 

 

Holy fiestas, tourism and bull massacre

Pamplona: Holy fiestas, tourism and bull massacre

Germany / England: We Have Started A New Site In Conjunction With SAV – ‘World Animals Voice’. Hope To See You There.

This SAV site has been going for approximately 13 years.  We have attempted to raise public awareness of the plight of stray dogs and cats in Serbia.  Over the years we have produced more than 4,080 posts and had so many great words of support from you, our site visitors.

We have been very pleased to see that many of our posts have been published on other sites also; and we thank all the people who have done this – they know who they are.

So now; what happens ?

Thanks to our SAV Facebook site  https://www.facebook.com/groups/SerbianAnimalsVoice/  there is a great deal of action and work taken by the many recue organisations in Serbia for the benefit of Serbian animals.  And there is only one thing that can really make the changes for better animal welfare in Serbia; and that is via the Serbian people themselves; those who vote and demand change.  It will happen; but things (unfortunately) take time when you wish it to be really quick !

After throwing a few ideas around with Venus for a few months; we decided that it was really time to review the site.  We also took into consideration the fact now that we are really covering many animal rights issues around the world and not just those in relation to Serbia.  We have worked hard with Serbian campaigners for many years; and we hope our work has contributed in attempts to improve conditions for all animals in Serbia.

But as we are now covering so many global animal issues we decided that it was time to give the whole input from us a complete makeover.  And so as a result; we have now established a new site which is going to be called ‘World Animals Voice’ rather than just ‘Serbian Animals Voice’; as the word ‘World’ now reflects the fact that we are covering so many global issues now.  Serbia, and campaigning for animals there, will always remain as an important area for us; But it is a big world out there with lots of (unfortunately) abuse and suffering issues which need to be brought to visitors attention. 

We very much hope that the new site of ‘World Animals Voice’ will do this and that quite literally, the site will become a world voice for animals in need.

 

The new site can be visited at

 

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/   

– please keep note of it on your equipment.

 

The reality of chicken nuggets

 

SAV as a site will not be deleted; as there is a lot of campaign material there compiled over many years for people to see and use.  But some time in the future we are going to stop publishing posts on SAV and instead move all new material over to World Animals Voice; including anything to do with Serbia.  We are having a new format and style layout which we hope you will enjoy.  This has been decided on in a format which (hopefully) presents the information very much like a magazine.

‘WAV’ is in its infancy; so please stick with us for a while until we get it organised a bit more.  As we say; this site, SAV, will still remain accessible for all our existing posts.

Things have to move on, and we see WAV as a great opportunity to start afresh for ourselves and at the same time, spread wings to cover many global animal welfare / rights issues.

 

So we hope to see you at the new site –

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/

 

Regards – Venus and Mark.

 

Circus is the fun of a stupid society

Circus is the fun of a stupid society

Change roles

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/ “Change roles”

“They will be slaughtered anyway …”

 

 

Hello to all of our friends, animal rights activists and visitors
You can read our new article on our new pag, here:

 

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2018/07/09/they-will-be-slaughtered-anyway/ .

 

For Sunday …

 

 

 

 

The campaign: “Truck you-animal transports do not taste good”!!

** You can also read this posting on our new site “World Animals Voice” 🙂 **

The campaign: “Truck you-animal transports do not taste good”!!

 

At the moment, there is almost a revolt in Germany against animal transports.
The German Animal Protection Office” has organized a very large campaign, with demos in 32 cities in Germany, from 1. July to 6. September.

 On 1 July 2018, was a big demo in Berlin, with more than 300 people, under the motto “Truck you-animal transports do not taste good”.

 

 

“Truck you” – Demo in Berlin 1.07.2018 (from the FB-side of Stefan B.Eck)

The MEP Stefan Bernhard Eck made a very good speech: “Animals are not production units!

Animals are not a commodity!

They are living beings, sentient creatures who can feel joy and pain, well-being and sadness!
“We have to put these people in the focus of our actions!

 We have to denounce and expose them and constantly attack them! “

MEP Stefan Bernhard Eck: “Please, sign this important petition to the German Federal Government and the EU Commission. The German Animal Welfare Office makes an extraordinary contribution with this nationwide campaign, but it depends above all on each one of you, so that at each of the planned events an unmistakable voice for the animals can be heard. I will be back in a few more actions – if time permits – to show the red card to the political leaders in Brussels and in Berlin. Let’s get so loud that no one can say that he did not know about all the misery of animal transport! “

I have received the following information letter from the animal protection office”, and I translate it:

 

“A few days ago, our new campaign “TRUCK YOU – animal transports do not taste good”, where we are on a major tour of Germany with a converted original livestock truck to clarify the suffering and agony of animal transports. Because, every day millions of animals are exposed to the terrible conditions on the roads worldwide.
Our long-term demand is clear: factory farming and animal transport must be stopped!

Only then can animals finally have a chance for an intact life.

However, before this goal is achieved, we urge the politicians to take important action in the short term.
We absolutely need your support for this: at the same time as our campaign, we have set up a petition addressed to the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and the European Commission in order to achieve, at least in the short term, better conditions for animal transports. And you can help us by signing the petition so that together we can show how many people are against the current agony of animal transports!

We demand:

1. Stop live animal transports in non-EU countries

2. Stronger controls and sanctions on animal transports in Germany and throughout the EU.

3. Uniform, maximum transport time of a maximum of 4 hours in Germany and the entire EU.

 

Help us bring these demands to the political arena with as much pressure as possible and sign our petition today! So, we can together give the animals a voice.

Sign petition now!

http://truckyou.de/petition/

 

THE PETITION-LETTER


At: Ms. Julia Klöckner, Federal Minister of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (Germany, CDU)
and
Mr. Vytenis Andriukaitis, EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety

Madam Minister Klöckner, Commissioner Andriukaitis,

through the current campaign “Truck You – animal transports do not taste” of the German animal welfare office e. V. I have learned from the unsustainable and painful conditions that animals experience on animal transporters.

In Germany alone, 3.7 million animals are transported to the nearest fattening or breeding station or taken to the slaughterhouse every day.

Due to its location in Europe, Germany also acts as a transit country for animal transport and as an exporter of breeding animals across the European continent and beyond. In very confined spaces, the animals are driven in extreme heat or cold, usually without access to water, without any medical care, often more dead than alive, injured and frightened to the next place – hundreds, not infrequently thousands of miles away.

In the Federal Republic, Article 20a of the Basic Law gives the protection of animals as a state objective constitutional status. At EU level, the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union since 2012 stipulates that “the Union and the Member States must take full account of the welfare requirements of animals as sentient beings”. In addition, Regulation EC 1/2005 regulates the protection of animals during transport and related operations, even in a cross-border context.

Animal transports are part of modern factory farming, which is responsible for the deaths of 70 billion terrestrial animals worldwide each year, degrading male cattle and chicks to waste products, and shamelessly exploiting the natural cycles of female livestock.

Animals are sold as cheap goods to countries where Germany and the EU have no influence on the prevailing animal welfare standards.

Due to unsustainable animal welfare violations and ineffective sanctions, I call for the immediate abolition of all animal transports. This is accompanied by the abolition of mass animal husbandry.

Until this goal is achieved, at least the following requirements must be implemented as soon as possible:

1. Stop live animal transports to non-EU countries – transports mean enormous torture for every animal, no matter in which country. However, when transporting animals outside the EU, EU countries such as Germany cannot control animal welfare and sanction contravention. Therefore, I call for an immediate export stop of live animals in non-EU countries.

2. Greater controls and sanctions on animal transport in Germany and the EU as a whole – Only about 1% of all animal movements in Germany are subject to scrutiny, although unannounced inspections are always and everywhere possible. Statistics show that deficiencies are usually sanctioned only with recommendations or instructions, even though there are massive violations of animal welfare and transport regulations. I therefore call for a revision of Regulation (EC) No 1/2005 as regards the frequency of controls and the severity of penalties for infringements.

3. Uniform, maximum transport duration of a maximum of 4 hours in Germany and the entire EU – In Germany, different regulations apply with regard to transport duration and loading density for the various types of livestock. Cattle may be transported for 29 hours without rest or food. Until the transport of live animals becomes completely obsolete, I demand a uniform, maximum transport time of 4 hours for ALL species of animals.

Please insist that these conditions are a thing of the past and that animal suffering has no place in our society!

Best regards

[Your name]

http://truckyou.de/petition/

Best Regards to all

Venus

Don`t abandon family members on the street!

 

 

Yo’oko, one of the last three Jaguars, is dead. Murdered in the US!

 

 

One of just three jaguars known to be living in the U.S. was recently killed by poachers. Experts identified the jaguar’s pelt in a recent photo and say it is Yo’oko, a male jaguar (Panthera onca) that was known to roam the Huachuca Mountains in southern Arizona, the Arizona Daily Star reported.

The rosette patterns on a jaguar’s pelt are unique to each individual, a trait that allowed officials with the Arizona Game and Fish Department to identify Yo’oko’s pelt in a photo sent to them from the Tucson-based Northern Jaguar Project. The endangered carnivore had been photographed near the Mexican border in Arizona several times in 2016 and 2017, according to the Center for Biological Diversity, a nonprofit organization focused on protecting endangered species.

Based on the rosette patterns of this pelt, experts believe it’s Yo’oko, a jaguar thought to be one of only two in the U.S.

Credit: The Center for Biological Diversity

 

It’s unclear when Yo’oko died or who killed him, but the Arizona Daily Star reported today (June 28) that he may have been killed by a mountain lion hunter. A local rancher, Carlos Robles Elias, told the Arizona Daily Star that he heard from a friend that the jaguar was trapped and killed six months ago somewhere in Sonora, Mexico, near the U.S. border. [Photos: Elusive Jaguars Take Center Stage]

It’s illegal to hunt or kill jaguars, which are an endangered species, and a jaguar may not have been what Yo’oko’s killer was after. Elias told the Arizona Daily Star that he suspects a hunter was hired to trap a mountain lion, which are legal to kill in Arizona, but caught Yo’oko instead. Ranchers in the area go after mountain lions and other predators that eat calves and threaten the ranchers’ livelihood, the Arizona Daily Star reported.

 

 

The Northern Jaguar Project, a nonprofit working to conserve jaguars, has declined to share the source of the pelt photo. The group doesn’t want to risk losing the trust of ranchers and farmers in the area (!!!), whose support the group depends on for conserving endangered native species like jaguars, the Arizona Daily Star reported.

Seven jaguars have been photographed in the U.S. in the past 20 years, although in the last three years, experts have spotted only three of the wild cats, according to the Center for Biological Diversity. However, jaguars once lived throughout the Southwest, from Louisiana to Southern California. Hunting and habitat loss over the past 150 years has decimated the population and jaguars have been listed as endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service since 1972.

Original article from https://www.livescience.com/62949-arizona-jaguar-killed.htmlLive Science.

 

 

 

I suggest, as soon as the killer is caught, we send him to Kenya!

My Best regards, Venus

 

For all the victims of the barbaric Yulin festival

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silvanna Richardson

 

No more blood on the bull arenas!

 

 

Every year, thousands of bulls endure a bloody death in bullrings across Spain. These deaths are slow and painful: men on horseback and on foot drive lances and barbed sticks into bulls’ backs before the tormented animals are stabbed with a sword or dagger.

At the annual Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, terrified bulls are shocked with electric prods to force them out onto the streets, where they’re harassed by screaming mobs.

The panicked animals often slip and crash into walls, resulting in broken bones and other injuries. Later, these same bulls will be barbarically killed in the bullring – a fact many tourists are unaware of.

Compassionate people understand that this violence is needless and unjustifiable, and opposition to bullfighting is growing both within Spain and around the world.

A poll released in 2016 revealed that an overwhelming 81 per cent of Spaniards do not support bullfighting, and that figure rises to 93 per cent among 16- to 24-year-olds.

 

 

Please sign the petition: https://secure.peta.org.uk/page/26330/petition/1?locale=en-GB

 

Most Spaniards (in average 70-75%) reject bullfighting, as well as other forms of bull-mauling such as “Toro de la Vega”. The overwhelming majority of Europeans find bullfighting an abhorrent custom.

The subsidies that come under the guise of “agrarian subsidies” to this bloody spectacle raise a fundamental ethical question: is it ethically acceptable that the Europeans, with 130 million euros, financially support a blood spectacle, which is illegal not only in their own country, but across Europe – except in the south of France, Spain (except Catalonia) and Portugal?

Is it ethically viable for the European Union to finance animal torture?

 

Only dull, mentally weak proletarians would explain the mistreatment and exploitation of innocent defenseless beings as “culture”.

I found this picture on a web page for animals with the title: “The kiss of Judas“. I translated it:

 

 

 

The picture shows the breeder , whom the bull once belonged to.
He bred the bull for bullfighting. The owner sold the bull and the animal landed in the arena.
In the middle of the bullfight the bull was already injured and could not fight back.
And then the bull noticed that his former master was there and desperately ran to him hoping that he would help.
But of course! After the kiss the man did nothing and so the bull was killed and then slaughtered.
The Spanish newspapers have called the picture “the kiss of Judas”.
No animal is so mendacious and cruel as the human animal!

 

My best regards

Venus

 

Kenia: death penalty for Elephant poachers! hopefully!!

 

 

 

The poaching just does not stop.

 In Kenya alone, 69 elephants and nine rhinos were killed illegally by hunters last year.

These are high numbers for a country in which there are only around 34,000 elephants and fewer than 1,000 rhinos.

Because even high fines and life imprisonment have not helped so far, Kenya now wants to go even harder against poachers: with the death penalty.

According to media reports, the government is forced to protect the animals.

Therefore, the plan should become the law as soon as possible.

Human rights activists criticize this and call for the abolition of the death penalty.

 

https://www.petazwei.de/kenia-fuehrt-die-todesstrafe-fuer-elefantenjaeger-ein

We live today in the largest apartheid system of all time.

Everything for the welfare of the people and everything for the exploitation of the animals. Animals have no rights, nowhere, we took them away: The right to life, freedom, happiness.
That’s why I totally agree with the death sentence against poachers in Kenya.

I can only hope that Kenya is serious.

 

 

Trump just legalized the trade of elephant parts in America. ( Defend Animals)

Do we want to send him to Kenya?

 

 

How Psychopaths advertise with animal suffering…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the German slaughter industry!

 

The Conspecific

 

 

 

 

The dirty businness of the hunters – the Project: “Fur change”!

A nationally unique project called ” Fur change” for the processing of wild animal skins from local hunting starts with the production.

“We have the preliminary operating permit and will start work next week,” said Managing Director Frederik Daniels to the German Press Agency.
In a so-called “Pull-out station” in Rastatt (south germany), foxes, martens, raccoons, bissams and nutrias are to be stripped of their fur.

From there, the skins come to tanneries and furs, which produce pillows, fur collars and inner lining for jackets. So far, the carcasses of hunted animals were usually thrown away.

The initiators are the German Hunting Association (DJV) (of course, who else?) and the local Association of hunters in Baden-Wurttemberg.

The German Animal Welfare Association is opposed to the project: for the furs animals would have to suffer and die.

Wildlife killers as animal-protecting fur suppliers?

 

ARCHIVE – Two hunters transport a hunted deer on November 15, 2016 in Niedersachsen after a pressure hunt.

In the stripping room of the ” Fur change ” company, is a frozen fox and tool for processing the animal on a table.

Above the metal table dangles a compressed air pistol, which is to help with skin removal. A staff for knife sharpening and a so-called mesentery knife with a rounded tip are ready. “In order to be able to cut an animal without injuring organs such as the stomach or the intestine,” explains Frederik Daniels, Head of the Abbot Station in Rastatt, where animals – in simple terms – the coat is pulled over the ears.

 

 

25.06.2018, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Rastatt: In the subtracting room of the “Fur Change” Company lies a deep-frozen fox, and tool for processing the animal on a table.

Coat and fur go to “Fur change”, a project for the use of fur from local hunting!!!

Hobby hunters from all over Germany give for months killed animals in more than 260 delivery points nationwide for a fee. From there, the carcasses of martens, foxes, raccoons, bisams and nutrias come frozen to Rastatt. The “Pull-out Station” will start operations next week.

“So far, only about ten percent of the skins of animals from the hunt have been used sustainably,” says DJV spokesman Reinwald. “We wanted to significantly increase this number.” Buyers of fur products should have a good or at least better feeling thanks to “change of coat” than with the purchase of cheap furs.

No consent with animal rights activists

Animal rights activists have little understanding. The German Animal Protection Association is opposed to the project, says spokeswoman Lea Schmitz. The hunt itself animals add unnecessary suffering. In addition, so-called “eco furs ultimately just a label fraud at the expense of animals”. Because even for these furs animals would have to die. In addition, tanning would not only use natural substances, as it says on the website of Fell.

And anyway: Does one not normalize fur by wearing skins in public? – Do we want the demand for fur to rise again?

People wear clothes – animals wear fur.

And hunters should finally pull off the fur of the lie and the murder lust.
Their time is over.

 

 

https://wildbeimwild.com/2018/07/03/deutschland-pelz-etikettenschwindel-auf-kosten-der-wildtiere/

Why it is necessary to shoot cats-murder instructions from hunters!!

 

The electronic newspaper “Spiegel On Line is known for its conservative attitude towards animal welfare and animal rights activists.
One year ago came an interview with Anna Martinsohn, Public Relation woman of the German Hunting Association.
She wanted to explain, why she considers cats to be shooting from hunters!
She emphasizes, that she herself is a cat owner, and with that she wants to increase the effect of her conviction.

So … of a hunter, who keeps the murder of defenseless cats for species protection, we should get the following moral lesson!

 

However, I have to say the following in advance: In Germany, a hunter is allowed to shoot superheated pets if they are sighted 200-300 meters away from a residential area.
PETA speaks of 350,000 cats shot each year.

Anna Martinsohn assures us that … “a hunter must be 100% sure that it is a feral cat. In general, shooting is always the very last resort. “

The truth is: hunters simply shoot at anything that moves, and often, they are not even able to distinguish the hindquarters of a wild boar from that of a huntress.
Every year there are around 800 hunting accidents involving humans, many of them deadly.

To the question: But why even shoot cats?

Huntress Martinsohn has the answer: “both- the number and variety of certain birds- are due to the influence of cats – to the point of extinction, as in Australia.
Assuming two million feral cats in our country, then the number of birds killed by them is at least 14 million per year”.

The truth is: The Bavarian Association for the Protection of Birds (LBV) gives us the all-clear: Cats primarily captured sick, weak and young birds and would therefore not harm the stocks – on the contrary, they might even influence them positively, because they caused a natural selection.

 

 

Foto: LBV

 

Anna Martinsohn claims that: “Personally, I would find it very difficult to shoot a cat. I would prefer a box trap and bring the cat to the order office … “.

The truth is: hunters are ” high seat” killers, in Germany.
The majority shoot only sitting and from above.
It’s hard to believe that Ms. Martinsohn is walking through the woods, looking for a wild cat, bringing her into a living trap and driving her to the public security office!!!

 

 

 

Anna Martinsohn says: “It makes a difference for me, if I shoot a cat or a deer – just because the cat is lying on the sofa at home. I grew up with cats.
Hunters do not want to shoot cats, killing is not fun, nobody likes that.
A hunter wants only to protect species”!

The truth is: the sofa is the home of the cat, the forest is the house of the fox and all other wild animals.
If someone enters Ms. Martinsohn’s house without her permission, that is trespassing and makes himself punishable.
When Ms. Martinsohn enters the fox’s house in the forest to murder him, she calls it “Action for the Protection of Species”.

Finally, the huntress explains the allegation of PETA (“hunters are not conservationists, but an army of hobby hunters”) for baseless determination!!!

Because, so Martinsohn, “who wants to make hunting license must have 160 hours of theory and practice.
The hunter must be trained in wildlife science, nature conservation, forestry, agriculture and, of course, law and order. “

The truth is: The Internet is full of “intensive” courses for hobby hunters: in a maximum of 15 days learns one how to murder innocent beings.
And the license for the murder costs on average about 1600 euros.

Best regards

Venus

 

 

http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/jaeger-erschiessen-katzen-fuer-den-artenschutz-a-1165111.html

 

UK: Dogfighting – Help The League Against Cruel Sports To Take Tougher Action.

 

It’s time to take a stand against dog fighting

Dog fighting as a ‘sport’ was banned in the UK in 1835, as even then it was considered barbaric.

But this horrific form of dog abuse continues.

Dog fighting remains a significant animal welfare issue in the UK.

It’s one of the most horrific forms of organised animal cruelty, not only for the violence the dogs endure during fights but because of the trauma they suffer throughout their lives. Training methods brutalise and fights inflict untold physical and mental suffering on ‘man’s best friend’.

We’re determined to expose and help prevent dog fighting in the UK and we’re asking the Government to take action to stamp it out.

Rewards for information

Do you have information about dog fighting in your area?

We’re looking for information about anyone involved in dogfighting, the locations of dog fights and information about any animal used or stolen for dog fighting. You could be eligible for a reward of up to £1,000.

Report any evidence of dog fighting in your area to our Animal Crimewatch team.

The three levels of dog fighting

Dog fighting operates at three levels, each of which will look different to an onlooker:

  • Level One – Street Rolls Dogs are forced into spontaneous fights in urban parks and housing estates without much planning, rules or specific training.

  • Level Two – Hobbyist: Often these people aspire to be professional dog fighters. Many are affiliations to gangs and have criminal convictions for other offences. These fights involve more ‘rules’ and formalised training regimes.

  • Level Three – Professional: Professional dog fighters are part of sophisticated dog fighting rings operating in the UK and worldwide with links to other serious crimes. Strict training regimes and rules apply and large sums of cash are wagered on the outcome of fights that last from 30 minutes to 5 hours.

Dogs forced into fighting suffer terrible injuries, both from the fights and at the hands of their vicious ‘owners’. Most will ultimately be killed in the ring or die soon after from their injuries. Those who can no longer fight are often brutally dispatched.

Watch Cupcake’s Story – A Dog Fighting Survivor. A moving but uplifting story of a dog that survived

 

 

Scale and prevalence in the UK

Dog fighting operates deep underground. It’s difficult – and often dangerous – to find information about what’s going on and who’s involved. Our investigators work tirelessly to raise awareness and bring these people to justice. Often this means working in difficult and dangerous situations.

There are many indicators that show dog fighting continues to be a significant animal welfare issue in the UK. Figures from the RSPCA show a steady number of calls relating to dog fighting over the last 10 years. Other evidence of dogs being imported for fighting, the clandestine sale of dogs in dark alleys for large sums of money, the seeming need for dogs as protection, and the apparent growth in the number of stolen dogs also indicate it’s on the increase.

In 2015 we ran Project Bloodline, an investigation aimed at exposing the scale of dog fighting in the UK. Basing ourselves in area which we consider ‘average’ in terms of suspected dog fighting activity – urban areas within Bedfordshire – we set about trying to uncovering the truth.

Within just a short space of time we received 40 pieces of intelligence which gave us an insight into the dark world of dog fighting including:

  • Reports of dogs being trained for fighting by being ‘body slammed’ and ‘head slammed’ against a wall to toughen them up.

  • The bodies of dead dogs used for fighting dumped near farmland.

  • Prohibited breeds being bred to supply the dog fighting and status dogs market.

  • A significant clandestine market in the trade of potential fighting dogs – our investigators were offered puppies for £1,000 each by a masked man during the operation.

  • We also were introduced to Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Cupcake, who had been used for fighting, her teeth ground down probably by trying to bite through the bars of her cage or chain.

We’ve now widened our investigations to key locations around the UK. We work with the public, rescue centres, veterinarians, community groups, law enforcement and politicians to raise awareness, to help communities tackle it and of course to support the animals that have been rescued from this living hell.

Dog fighting and other serious crime

Horrendous as dog fighting is, it’s not purely a matter of animal welfare.

Evidence from the UK and internationally points to dog fighting being a ‘gateway’ crime to serious and organised offences such as drug dealing and violence. Links between animal abuse and human abuse are also clear.

For this reason, in the United States, dog fighting is recognised by the FBI as a Grade A felony offence and it’s acknowledged as a way of identifying and tackling other criminal activity too.

An action plan for the UK

We’ve set out what needs to be done in our National Dog Fighting Action Plan. The plan comprises many elements based around the three areas of Prevention, Understanding and Prosecution (P.U.P).

Key recommendations include:

  • The formation of a National Dog Fighting Task Force

  • Dog fighting to be recorded as a specific offence separate to animal fighting in order to enable the scale of the problem to be more accurately assessed

  • Increased penalties of up to five years for the worst dog fighting offenders

  • The Dangerous Dogs Act should be reviewed as a matter of urgency

  • The implementation of a national register for individuals banned from keeping dogs to prevent those already convicted of animal cruelty from being able to re-offend.

Help us end dog fighting

  • Sign our petition for stronger penalties for dog fighting

  • Report any evidence you have of dog fighting in your area to our Animal Crimewatch team

  • Share this page on your social media

 

Taken from:  https://www.league.org.uk/dog-fighting

 

 

Hunting terror

By Helmut F. Kaplan*

Above all false talk about the alleged ecological necessity of the hunt (if we really care about the environment, we would have to start somewhere else, for example, by car traffic!) we should not forget one thing: the hunt is an uninterrupted, indescribable terror against animals.

After such a cowardly attack on the innocent and the defenseless, there is pure terror and pure panic in the forest: children are desperately looking for their parents, parents are desperately looking for their children and an end to the massacre is not in sight.

 

Once the hunters have climbed into their bloodlust, the killing knows no bounds.

 

 

It is difficult to find a reasonably adequate comparison for this unique terror against animals. Nevertheless, I try: A peaceful Easter Sunday, people go out into nature, they talk, the children play and everyone is happy about the wonderful weather. And suddenly a terrorist group ambushes and sets up a gruesome bloodbath.

Of course, this comparison is immensely limp: for humans, such attacks are the extreme exception, for animals they are the terrible rule. And for people, after such a robbery comes the rescue to care for the injured.

In animals, the killers return to shoot the survivors.

 

(Translation: Venus)

*Helmut Kaplan is an Austrian animal ethicist and philosopher.

 

USA: The Trump Administration will now ALLOW the Import of Elephant Hunting Trophies to Resume. MAGA ?? – Doubt It !

In a move that could further imperil Africa’s already endangered elephants; the Trump administration will now ALLOW the import of elephant hunting trophies to resume.

The move comes as the administration establishes a taxpayer funded advisory council, stacked with die-hard trophy hunters, that will advise on how to promote the killing of more imperiled species; such as elephants and lions; for alleged ‘sport’.

In November 2017, the Interior Department announced plans to reverse the Obama-era ban on elephant trophy imports from Zimbabwe.  Originally, Trump tweeted (as always !) and called elephant hunting a ‘horror show’.  It appeared that he was going to keep the ban in place.  But by March this year, the administration had reversed course again, quietly deciding to consider permits for trophy imports on a case by case basis.

Not only did the administration slip its reversal announcement under the radar, but its new process for approving trophy hunting is entirely shielded from public view.  With such a cosy relationship between the administration and the trophy hunting groups (like Safari Club International) and the NRA; it can be assured that the ‘case by case’ decisions are going to come down in favour of the hunters all the time.  As Trumps sons Donald Jnr and Eric are so into sports hunting, the administrations oddly named ‘International Wildlife Conservation Council (IWCC) is packed with trophy hunting advocates.

Appointed members include the NRA’s director of hunting policy, a ‘celebrity hunter’ who co produced the reality tv show “Extreme Huntress’ and the co owner, with Trumps sons; of a hunting preserve in upstate New York.

In the meantime, the administration rejected scores of qualified candidates from the conservation community, including the NRDC Senior Attorney Andrew Wetzler; who is an expert in endangered species law; and a person who was backed by six other prominent conservation and animal welfare organisations.

So, letting a select committee comprised of trophy hunting interests decide the fate of elephants and other endangered species is a recipe for disaster.

As for Trump and ‘making America great again’; we at SAV doubt that the environmental organisations of the world will see this as anything but ‘great’; quite the opposite.  Once again; the Trumps making sure that they personally do best from new policy, and stuff everyone else.

 

For Nature’s Voice – Defending the wild against the abusers; go to:

https://www.nrdc.org/

Hunter: When animal killers feel threatened …

Recently, it was the butchers of France seeking protection from the government against militant vegans.
Does one remember?
Now it is the hunters in Germany who want to fight against aggressive animal rights activists !!

Is not it amazing, that just murderers are looking for protection?
And at the same time an insolence, that they, the murderers, put themselves in the place of a victim?

Anyone, who thinks that as a profession he can have someone else’s death, will always have us against him!

 

How hunters fight against aggressive animal rights activists (the item)

 

From the point of view of the animal activists of Peta and Animal-Rights-Watch hunting is prohibited as a hobby. An attitude that is promoted so publicly, that the hunter has now an absolute image problem. In the forest land region Thuringia, one does not want to take this any longer.

Millions of murderers, liars, lust killers!

 

 

This is how Steffen Liebig was already titled. He is the president of the Thuringian Hunting Association and says: “the anti-hunting activists have not become more – but their range is greater today and the tone rougher.

The hunters have therefore tightened the strategy on the past Federal Hunting Day.

Liebig explains:

At the level of the German Hunting Association, where all regional hunting associations are represented, we are now massively against such slander”.

The hunters cannot leave something like that. Liebig describes this as a polemic and as an “attempt to discriminate against people.”

Especially on Facebook clubs such as PETA campaigns, such as against the fox hunt in Thuringia. 12,000 signatures came together – and probably also many donations for PETA.

(To help the hunters, of course, comes Merkel’s party (CDU) and because they are pretty poor in arguments, they try to get rich with dirty propaganda against activists and organizations.)

“Here, a pure animal welfare economy has developed that lives on making people bad, so that they can get donations”, says Egon Primas, CDU member of parliament

 

Hunters are displayed

The State Hunting Association also observes the strategy of radical animal rights activists to work on press releases. Then, for example, pastors would be contacted to cancel the huntable Hubertus Mess or hunters would be reported for their kills – that also often happens in Thuringia, according to Hunting President Liebig, “although they know that this is right, will be reported to the court and the hunters will have to fight to defend themselves, they may also incur costs, except for the trouble. “

 

So… what can be done against hatred for hunting?

 

 

The Ministry of Agriculture of Thuringia has the answer: The hunters should make better PR. State Hunting President Steffen Liebig, however, says it’s not easy. Finally, the hunters themselves are financed by membership fees.

But he has at least an explanation for hatred of hunters:
“because the German growing urban population has no own connection to nature, there is a particularly bad opinion about hunting; dictated by animal welfare organizations that have the money for this propaganda and can reach anyone over the Internet.

 

https://www.mdr.de/nachrichten/politik/regional/jaeger-gegen-aggressive-tierschuetzer-100.html

Venus

I find it incredible, with what arrogance this measly position of the 0.5% hunter wants to dictate to an 80 million people, what is nature or conservation, and wants to sell the shooting of animals as a hunt, though that is just sadistic violence!

Butchers plead for protection from France’s militant vegans!!! And who protects the animals from militant butchers?

 

Paris: French butchers have issued a plea for police protection against vegans, whom they blame for a series of attacks designed to “spread terror” among meat-lovers.

The butchers say they are coming under “physical, verbal and moral” attack from vegans and animal rights groups and warn that animosity against their profession is being fueled by heavy media exposure to the anti-meat cause.

 

Then French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, left, shakes hands with a butcher as he visits the meat pavillion at the Rungis wholesale food market, south of Paris, in May 2017.

Photo: AP

 

They are asking for Gérard Collomb, the interior minister, to intervene.

Their request comes days after a rotisserie in Lille, northern France, was vandalized, the fourth such incident of its kind in a matter of weeks.

In the Hauts-de-France of northern France, seven butchers and charcuteries were attacked and sprayed with false blood in April. Several similar incidents were reported in the southwestern Occitanie region, they said

In a letter to the Mr. Collomb, Jean-François Guihard, president of the French federation of butchers and caterers said: “We are counting on your services and on the support of the entire government to stop as swiftly possible such attacks”.

 

French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb.

He said the 18,000 butchers of France were “worried about media overexposure of the vegan way of life”(!!!). Butchers were “shocked” by a section of society that “wishes to impose its way of life, not to mention its ideology, on the vast majority” of meat-eating French people, he added.

Besides the rotisserie, animal welfare activists also targeted a butcher, a fishmonger and a restaurant selling meat dishes in Lille in May.

Each time they smashed windows and scrawled the words “No to speciesism” on the shopfront. Popular with animal rights advocates, the term “speciesism” suggests that mistreating non-human species is a form of discrimination akin to racism or sexism.

Martine Aubry, the mayor of Lille, has said the town hall intends to file a legal complaint.

With only around three per cent of the French population vegetarian or vegan, the notion of dropping meat from the menu has been slow to catch on and even frowned upon in a country proud of its boeuf bourguignon and foie gras.

 

(Here every proud Frenchman can see how his fois gras arises)

But French butchers have hit the headlines in recent months, following a spate of hard-hitting exposés on abattoirs and battery farms – several by the animal welfare group L214 – revealing the apparently inhumane conditions in which animals are being kept and killed.

 

The butchers’ federation pointed out that in late March a vegan activist had hailed the murder of a butcher in a supermarket in Trèbes, near Carcassonne by an Islamist terrorist.

The activist posted on Facebook saying she had no qualms over the killing of Christian Medvès, a butcher and one of four people killed by gunman Radouane Lakdim on March 23.

 

“So, does it shock you that a murderer gets killed by a terrorist? Not me, I have zero compassion for him, there is justice in it,” she wrote. The activist later received a seven-month suspended prison sentence for “condoning terrorism”.

The French butchers’ plea for help comes a month after Britain’s Countryside Alliance warned that attacks on small businesses by vegan activists were on the rise. Death threats, stoked by social media and encouraged by international groups of activists, have caused butchers and farmers to “live in fear,” they warned.

 

 

In April, the French parliament passed a law making it illegal for vegetarian food producers to use meat-related expressions, such as “steak”, “merguez”, “bacon”, “sausage” or “bacon-tasting”, to describe food products that are not partly or wholly composed of meat.

In what was seen as a victory for France’s powerful meat lobby, MPs voted for the change on the grounds that customers were being misled.

 

https://www.theage.com.au/world/europe/butchers-plead-for-protection-from-france-s-militant-vegans-20180626-p4znpf.html

 

 

 

“A slaughterhouse is worse than you can imagine from outside”! An interview with Ex-Veterinarian Nicole T.

 

The animal industry likes to say that fattening and slaughterhouses are reliably controlled. But again, and again, animal welfare organizations discover that controls fail – even those by veterinarians.

Nicole T. worked for 10 years as a veterinarian in slaughterhouses, supervised the slaughter processes, controlled according to the animal welfare and hygiene requirements. Hardly anybody can do this job for more than 10 years, once a colleague said to her, then many are a case for the psychiatrist afterwards!!

Nicole told us about her experiences at the slaughterhouse: where and why specifications, personnel and equipment fail – and also how she became a vegan through this work and was able to do it for so long.

 

 

“The unloading and drifting of the animals is almost always degenerated into torments and beating. But THAT is absolute standard” (Nicole T)

Nicole, you have been a vegetarian since you were 10, you have been vegan for years. Under these circumstances, how did you work in the slaughterhouse?

 

I have never actively applied for it. When I wanted to open a small animal practice at that time, the official veterinarian asked me to also take over a representative in the meat inspection. Although I told him that as a vegetarian I did not feel called to do so, he said that was my problem. Ultimately, the work was a reliable source of income.
At first, I only did hygiene checks in a company that packed curry sausages and the like. And that is the deciding factor for many veterinarians, because a regulated income is no way the norm in the profession. Only later did I represent a colleague in a pig slaughterhouse. And then I went home crying on the first day, I showered hot for hours and tried to get that taste out of my mouth.

In view of this extreme experience, what led you to continue to take over the slaughterhouse supervision as a veterinarian?

 

If you know what to expect, the moment of shock will at least subside. And you’re no longer just paralyzed around: In the beginning, someone has to constantly pull you aside so that you do not get knocked over by a swishy half pig or run into someone’s knife. And of course, you ask yourself, what am I doing here anyway? However, I quickly realized: If there is any place where an animal rights activist makes sense, then it is in the slaughterhouse. During my work, I tried to get people there to do their job in a way that complies with current law. Which is difficult enough …

In what way?


In the farm where I carried out the surveillance, the pigs were stunned with electric tongs. The default is that the animals then have to be pulled up within a few seconds and bleed with a stab into the carotid artery. That’s a very short time span. The point is that the stunned animals will not wake up if they stay too long. But that’s just the theory. In practice, the animals were usually not sufficiently stunned after applying the forceps.

How did that come to mistreatment?

Either because the stream did not flow properly because the animals were not wet enough and did not manage the wet properly. Or the animals were too wet, and the stream was superficially drained. Or the pliers was not set correctly, just because of too much turmoil or because a butcher had not paid attention. There was almost always a reason that it did not work properly.

 

 

“You can see the animals understand that they have been cheated. That they should go to their deaths. They can not believe it then. This is not much different with animals than with humans” (Nicole T)

 

The electric stunning is therefore very “error-prone” in itself?

Yes, because the anesthetic only works when the brain is completely perfused. And even then, it takes a while for the pigs to be unconscious.

And the specifications of the slaughter procedure ignore this error proneness?

Yes. If the pigs have been left for a while after being stunned, until the next pig is anesthetized, they are usually no longer unconscious, but probably just dead – dead from heart failure. There is no animal standing up again. If they were then pulled up and bleeding, contrary to the actual specification, they did not realize the slaughter. But if the workers pulled them up the same as the law says, then they were very often conscious. One recognizes that therefore they still blink. And then the slaughter is practically manholes (shaft), a bleeding in consciousness. These pigs were then fully aware and have all realized.

 

 

How did you handle it?

I said to the butchers: We’ll leave them until they’re dead. After this brief minute, bleeding is still possible without affecting meat quality or hygiene. That was the only animal welfare thing I could do here. And this was possible, because it was a small business and I was the only veterinarian. I was able to prevail – not like in larger companies, where you have no more your job as a veterinarian, if you even complained.

 

Both animal industry and authorities claim that everything is always well controlled. This regular failure of the anesthetic method would then have noticed the veterinary office at some point, or not?

In fact, at some point a “task force” came from the veterinary office. When they checked the equipment back then, I said to my superiors: If we stick to the guidelines, the method will not work. Her answer was, but it is done everywhere, it has always been done, and so it would probably be good enough for me.

 

Incredible …

After a few years, a second task force arrived, this time with high-tech measuring instruments. This time the result was: The animals would not be sufficiently stunned. So, the veterinary office told the slaughterhouse owner to get a new stunning device for tens of thousands of euros. Because it would be allegedly on the old device. When the new one arrived, it became clear that it did not work either.

 

You say that by driving of the animals the biggest problems and the worst abuses exist?

Yes, because as long as the animals are alive, there can only be problems. After slaughtering come the hygienic, but that’s another topic. The worst thing was that animals were often not transportable or better: would have been. And then came the unloading and bustle – by employees who almost never understood it. It has almost always degenerated into torments and beating: by employees who severely abuse animals with anything sharp, pointed and painful in the last 100 meters. But that’s the absolute standard.

 

The industry relies on cheaper labor?

Clear. Often, they also came from an environment where many things are more casual in this job. And here to clarify other rules, was difficult: when I saw workers pushing cattle into the slaughterhouse and beating the animal, I not only have to make it clear that we’re not doing it that way, but also how we do it instead. The language problems made that much more difficult.

What happens if, as a veterinarian, I report an animal welfare breach?

When I do that, as a veterinarian I literally have theater up to the trial date for about half a year. Until then I will be bullied by the slaughterhouse operator and after all this time I have to prove that something really went wrong. And there will be no witnesses among the staff because they are all worried about their job. Often enough, the whole thing then runs into the void – and I, as a veterinarian, had all the trouble in vain. That’s frustrating.

One time I made a complaint about a cow that was brought to the slaughterhouse the day the birth of her calf was due. This is forbidden. But the farmer and a district administrator were very good friends. And in the end, they have it so regulated that the farmer had to pay 200 euros penalty: That saved him the official entry.

Und I, myself, just got embarrassed.

So, in a sense, I understand that many veterinarians do not report on animal welfare violations. It’s not only exhausting, it’s often meaningless.

With all that you tell me, I have to ask you this question: How did you last that job for so long?

I could only stand it for so long because I tried to counter it and help the animals – the victims – as much as possible. In addition, I ransomed many animals, in the beginning still legal, later I had to do a little trick. Actually, for epidemiological reasons, nothing that has ever entered a slaughterhouse in the EU should leave it alive again.

 

How could you buy the animals out?

Often it happened still on the van, that was a gray area. But the veterinary office became more and more restrictive, the slaughterhouse operator reacted more and more hostile … And then the point was reached, in which I noticed, now I cannot really achieve much. In addition, almost all old workers were eventually terminated or they left voluntarily. Instead, there were more foreign employees who spoke almost no German. It was almost impossible to communicate with them about how to handle and interact with the animals.

If the system of the animal industry is not only based on animal suffering, but also protects animal suffering, how do you assess the work of animal welfare organizations?

 

As unreservedly good and important. Consumers need to see what happens in slaughterhouses and livestock farms, because if we are honest, without the consumers, all of this would not exist. But they are kept away from everything, after all they should not spoil their taste. But if consumers do not see these images, if their appetites are not spoiled, the system will continue to work.

And it’s worse than you can imagine from outside.

The interview has been translated from the website of Animal Equality.
I don`t know Nicole T, but I say from here, and in the name of the animals, a heartfelt “Thank you Nicole”.
For her dedication, her courage, and her interview.

Best regards to all

Venus

https://www.animalequality.de/neuigkeiten/interview-tieraerztin-schlachthof?utm_source=Animal+Equality+Newsletter&utm_campaign=ee48bd32bd-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_06_26_08_16&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_14f361350f-ee48bd32bd-48637465

 

 

 

 

News – Gucci Has Banned Angora !

Dear Mark,

We’re happy to share the exciting news that after pressure from PETA, Gucci has banned angora!

This is a monumental victory for angora rabbits, who are social and love to be together but often go insane in isolated, barren cages on angora farms, where their fur is painfully ripped out every three months.

Gucci joins the more than 330 other major brands around the world—including Anthropologie, ASOS, BCBG Max Azria, Calvin Klein, Gap, and Ralph Lauren—that have banned the cruelly obtained fiber.

Please take one more step to help rabbits tortured for fashion by urging Backcountry to ban angora.

https://support.peta.org/page/1033/action/1?utm_source=PETA::E-Mail&utm_medium=Alert&utm_campaign=0618::skn::PETA::E-Mail::Victory%20Gucci%20Bans%20Fur::::aa%20em&ea.url.id=93972&forwarded=true

 

Help Rabbits

 

Thank you for your compassion for animals.

Sincerely yours,

PETA.

 

Tibet: Human Rights – News from ‘Free Tibet’ – London.

News from ‘Free Tibet’ – London.

 

Website links –

https://www.freetibet.org/about-us

https://www.freetibet.org/take-action

https://shop.freetibet.org/

 

The following video is nothing to do with Free Tibet London; but gives a good overview of why Tibet is not free.

UN human rights chief blasts China over Tibet in resignation speech

Read more – https://www.freetibet.org/news-media/na/un-human-rights-chief-blasts-china-over-tibet-resignation-speech

 

Chinese Communist Party steps up efforts to control Tibetan Buddhism

Read more – https://www.freetibet.org/news-media/na/beijing-steps-efforts-control-tibetan-buddhism

 

 

Tibetan monk released after seven years in prison

Lobsang Tenzin was imprisoned in 2011 for his alleged role a self-immolation protest

Immolation = setting a person on fire as a protest.

Read more – https://www.freetibet.org/news-media/na/tibetan-monk-released-after-7-years-prison

 

Tashi Wangchuk in good health and appealing his prison sentence

Tibetan language rights advocate Tashi Wangchuk was sentenced to five years in prison last month

Read more – https://www.freetibet.org/news-media/na/tashi-wangchuk-good-health-and-appealing-his-prison-sentence

 

Tibetan farm land confiscated for new airport

Locals hit by China’s efforts to boost tourist numbers in Tibet  

Read more – https://www.freetibet.org/news-media/na/tibetan-farm-land-confiscated-new-airport

 

Three new airports for Tibet confirmed

The construction of three new airports in the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR) has been announced as part of the Chinese government’s efforts to promote tourism and economic growth in the area.

Read more – https://www.freetibet.org/news-media/na/three-new-airports-tibet-confirmed

 

 

Warnings and Dangers in Santorini Island: Donkeys and Mules

 

 

We recently visited this beautiful island of Santorini to assess the conditions of these hardworking animals. Despite our long-standing efforts, we were dismayed by the suffering we witnessed.

Donkey Path

The donkey path to and from Fira is prox 600 steps. This path is extremely dangerous and very slippery with general wear and tear and also donkey urine and excrement. If walking, you’ll also have to contend with donkeys going up and down the path. There should be a health & safety warning at the foot and top of these steps as people have broken bones by slipping and falling on this path. There is no help or assistance available at any point on the path so be safe and take the cable car.

As with Fira, Oia is built right on the edge of the cliff and there are several options of getting up to the top. One is by donkey, but like Fira, it’s not recommended at Oia. Reviewers have accused the men organising donkey and mule trains of being very abrupt and rude. Riders have been put in danger when getting off at the top as the donkeys started turning around before riders had a chance to get off. One rider ended up with one leg in the stirrup and one on the ground and then fell into someone else as they both dove to the side while the donkeys came running back down. In response, the men apparently just told them hurry up and get out of the way.

Animal Cruelty

The donkeys are so sad looking, and it’s no wonder. These poor animals carry people up the steep hills day in and day out in scorching temperatures with no adequate rest, shade or water. The only place they can urinate or defecate is on the path where they are led. Additionally, they wear ill fitting tack that pinches and chafes, and they often slip on the path, sustaining injuries that are poorly managed. If you’re an advocate of animal welfare, don’t take the donkey or mule rides.

Donkey Dung

All across Santorini and surrounding small islands are fantastically steep hills that Superman would have problems walking up. So the local old guys have lots and lots of mules and donkeys to take you up and down. Then they feed them and the trouble starts. Yes, they poo early and often and when you least expect it. Walk behind them too closely and you will have it all over your clothes – possibly as high as shoulder level. You will get it on your shoes. It is going to happen. Make sure they are good shoes. Flip-flops + Poo? Yuck! Watch where you walk – very carefully!

I got a video from Greece, from an animal welfare page. See it, is important!
The title: “The mayor of Santorini says and lies: “Only absolute exception the overloaded donkeys in Santorini”. A video is included, so that everyone can see for themselves how to handle the load animals in this island.
Animal rights activists have told me, that these animals
are being used to carry big garbage bags, Electrical appliances, construction material for private houses and hotels.

Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about warnings and dangers of donkeys and mules in Santorini.

 

 

Short comment from me: I don`t know eny more, where I could go on vacation.
I think the same problem have all people, who are highly sensitive to animal suffering. And this is happening everywhere meanwhile.

In tourist countries, exists additionaly the animal suffering for tourists.

I think of the elephants “made for tourists”, or the enslaved tigers in Asia, with the purpose of making mindless tourists a walk on elephants or a photo with tigers.
There are tourists who see nothing, hear nothing, register nothing that concerns animal suffering.
I see everything, and therefore I don`t go on vacation, for years.
And if ever vacation, then in big cities, where usually no direct confrontation with suffering animals arises.

Best gegards

Venus

 

 

In this video is also a petition against the torture of the donkey in Santorini.

Please sign and share.

 

https://www.smartertravel.com/2017/02/27/donkeys-mules-santorini-island-warnings-dangers/

https://www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/support-us/campaigns/santorini

https://www.zoosos.gr/dimarchos-thiras-eksairesi-i-kakopoiisi-tou-yperfortomenou-gaidouriou-sti-santorini-vinteo/#axzz5JdZhqtgh

England: Biscuits For The Balkans !

 

Biscuits for the Balkans !

 

So, there we were just talking about environmental issues, when Denise came up with this brilliant idea to help our canine friends in the Balkans.

Check out the SAV Facebook site at https://www.facebook.com/groups/SerbianAnimalsVoice/   and you can see that many shelters are in need of help.

 

Denise has very kindly come up with a recipe for scrummy cheesy wheesy dog biscuits.  The idea is that we all get baking to make doggie biscuits – these are then going to be sold in the Jeskyns Café; where you get dozens of dog walkers each day stopping for a cuppa Rosie (Cockney for tea); and the proceeds from all the biscuit sales can go towards helping some shelters in Serbia.

 

Can you do something similar to raise funds ?

 

The ingredients are as follows:

 

2 cups of strong grated cheese;

3 cups of whole-wheat flour

6 tablespoons of vegetable oil

Approx 250ml of vegetable stock.

 

Egg wash (free range naturally  !) and cheese to put on top of the biscuits.

 

How to make (about 20 biscuits):

 

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl using enough of the vegetable stock to make a pliable dough.

Roll out and cut into approx. 20 biscuits.

Use a cutter if required for special shapes (ie bones).

 

Place on a baking tray and put into the oven set to 200°C for around 20 minutes

Vary cook time according to fan oven etc – watch them !

 

Job done ! – lots of doggie biscuits.

 

For anyone near to Jeskyn’s Café (North Kent) – ready made biscuits to be sold can always be delivered directly to the Café; where staff will take and add to the others for sale.

So get cooking and help raise funds to help our four legged friends in Serbia.

Denise at one of the Jeskyn’s Bee Hotels

Past Links associated with Jeskyns:

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2018/02/26/england-jeskyns-hedgehog-houses-bee-hotels-and-fairy-gardens/

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2017/08/11/england-new-arrival-no-1-at-the-jeskyns-dormouse-boxes-great-news-11-817/

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2017/10/07/england-the-beehotel-gets-a-makeover/

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2017/05/09/england-dogwood/

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2016/08/25/england-bat-boxes/

 

 

USA: Take Action To Help Emaciated Horses In Havasu – Grand Canyon Offshoot.

 

An eyewitness recently took photos of emaciated horses who are used to carry heavy tourist gear in Havasu Canyon, an offshoot of the Grand Canyon. The horses are in such bad condition that their ribs protrude. The eyewitness also saw exhausted horses struggling under the weight of overloaded packs.

The abuse endured by the horses, donkeys, and mules used as pack animals in Havasu Canyon is long-standing and severe. They’re forced to carry overloaded packs while being denied water, food, and rest. Eyewitnesses have even reported that horses have been forced to work with broken bones.

Please help by clicking the link below to urge tour company Arizona Outback Adventures to stop using animals to carry tourist gear.

        http://peta.vg/28zs

 

UK: New Legislation Introduced For Compulsory Microchipping to Improve Horse Welfare.

 

Compulsory microchipping to improve horse welfare

A new law requiring horses to be microchipped has been introduced today to prevent abuse and improve welfare.

A new law requiring horse owners to microchip their animals has been introduced today to prevent abuse and improve welfare.

Earlier this year RSCPA released figures that showed that they rescued around 1,000 horses in 2017, to highlight the issue of horses being fly-tipped or dumped, often in horrific conditions.

From October 2020 it will be mandatory for all owners to microchip their horses, ponies and donkeys. The new Central Equine Database will then allow local authorities and police to track down the owners of dumped horses and make sure they are punished and the animals are given the care they deserve. It will also mean lost or stolen horses will be reunited with their owners more easily.

Lord Gardiner, Animal Welfare Minister, said:

The government shares the British public’s high regard for animal welfare and it is completely unacceptable that hundreds of horses and ponies are left abandoned every year by irresponsible owners.

That is why we have today laid new regulations in Parliament requiring horses to be microchipped. This will bolster the ability of local authorities and police to identify abandoned animals, ensuring these beautiful creatures receive the care they deserve and that those who mistreat them will face the consequences.

The Central Equine Database logs all domesticated horses, including those required to be microchipped by October 2020. This will offer a practical solution to the pressing animal welfare issues which arise when horses are abandoned, making it easier to rehome the animals more quickly and effectively and has been welcomed by charities such as the RSPCA.

We are working closely with vets and the British Horse Council to highlight the change in regulations, explaining that horse owners have until October 2020 to make sure that all horses are microchipped. This extra time will allow horse owners to combine microchipping with a routine visit to, or from, their vet with the procedure costing around £25-30.

RSPCA Assistant Director of External Affairs, David Bowles said:

We are delighted regulations to ensure horses of all ages should be microchipped are set to become a reality.

The RSPCA rescued almost 1,000 horses last year (2017), and a huge majority were not microchipped making it virtually impossible to trace the owners. Heartbreakingly our inspectors are frequently faced with horses which have been dumped whilst very sick, dying, or sometimes even dead.

We believe this extension of the current rules on compulsory microchipping will go some way to help find those irresponsible owners that abandon their horses as well as helping owners be reunited with their animals that have been stolen.

If horse owners do not microchip their horses by October 2020 they could face sanctions from their local authority including a compliance notice and, as a last resort, a fine of up to £200.

Jeanette Allen, Chair of The British Horse Council, said:

This new legislation has the full support of the British Horse Council. We have been working closely with Defra and this achieves the important step of requiring all equine animals to have a microchip.

This is a huge advance for the UK’s horses, ponies and donkeys. It will not only enable irresponsible owners to be held properly accountable for the treatment of their animal, it will also aid in reuniting owners with lost or stolen horses and significantly supports the UK’s efforts to protect our equines from disease outbreaks.

The regulations for this database were laid in Parliament today and, subject to parliamentary approval, will come into force on 1 October 2018. They are similar in nature to the legislation which requires all dogs to be microchipped.

 

Further reading and facts:

http://www.county-vets.co.uk/veterinary-services/horses/passports-and-microchipping/

 

http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/news/owners-fail-microchip-horses-face-200-fine-657288

 

Something that we very much welcome:

See more at  https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/about-us/ 

Mark worked with television comedy scriptwriter Carla Lane for many years; and had the position of investigator for her animal charity throughout the years of horse export investigations. 

Through undercover investigation work, visits to UK horse markets, and trails in Europe, it was shown that horses were being exported from the UK whilst being declared as ‘going for riding’.  In reality, the animals were being exported to Europe for their meat.  What was declared on the export licenses was a complete and utter lie to get around the complexities of exporting  sentient animals for one thing when they were actually going to their deaths !

After all the investigative work was completed and documented, the pair teamed up in London one day and made formal presentations to the UK Government Ministry – DEFRA (previously  MAFF) about all the investigation work.

Carla.

26/6/2019.  This is something that we very much welcome.  Some people always find a way of circumnavigating the law and it will be the case here always; but; in general; this legislation should make it harder or the illegal movement of beautiful horses who as we have found, in the past, are NOT going for the reasons that is declared on their official paperwork.

In the early 2000’s horse export undercover work took up a lot of time.  Possibly I will give a bit more insight into this in the near future.  Mark.

 

 

German Hunting Association: Absurdistan!

The shrinking brain mass of the German Hunting Association has again produced an abstruse video.

The moving images come as plump sect propaganda à la Scientology to motivate its own members, these with brain damage, and is hardly intended for the general public.

The video is a clear proof that hobby hunters know very little about nature, humans and animals. The work gives deep insights into the bizarre world of thought in the militant milieu of hobby killers. At the same time, German Hunting Association President Mr. Hartwig Fischer is asking for tolerance and a sense of reality – a man, who claims to have seen animal rights activists in Germany with banners in front of lions!

 

 

What Hartwig Fischer does not mention in the medie is, who probably commits the majority of serious criminal offenses in our society: It’s his members!

Since 2001, documents the initiative for the abolition of hunting, the victims of hunting accidents and crimes with hunting weapons. Also, in 2017, reports about people shot dead by amateur hunters or victims of hunting accidents shocked the public: in all, at least 31 people died in Germany only.

Quotation Hartwig Fischer: “We hunters live by and with the nature, hunting is an original gentle use.”

Other grouping, with a similar illness, could say for example also: “We pedophiles live of and with the children, pedophilia is an original gentle use.”!!!

The healthy Common sense, meanwhile, has already recognized, that such a thing is neither a gentle use for animals nor for children, because both, children and mammals, are sensitive beings, in an evolution, which the hobby-hunter misunderstood.

This has to do with the fact, that brain anomalies are strikingly found in hobby hunters. Violence leaves traces in the brain after a short time.

Neuropsychologists confirm: The amygdala, a core area in the brain, is conspicuously regressed or disturbed by violent people, such as amateur hunters.

If this central part of the brain (feeling sorting office) is defective, disgusting is among other things eliminated. This can be determined beyond doubt in conversations and acts with hobby hunters in everyday life.

Relevant militant hunter magazines are full of pictures of hunters holding a weapon in their hands and posing in a dominant position over their victims. Such magazines stimulate the imagination of amateur hunters to want more and more hunting, even in all men’s countries. Such photographs and films need amateur hunters to feel important.

 

If man used to hunt in times of need, even though humans are not meat eaters according to his genetics, then Mr. Hartwig Fischer, the president of the German Hunting Association, should confess to himself, that we no longer live in the Stone Age, instead of trying to sell the public as stupid with ridiculous comics.

And now to the video.
It’s in German, but fortunately only 2:16 minutes, so I was able to translate the whole thing.
The propaganda has only one goal: to convince that animal rights activists demand the absurd. Where it does not exist, they invent it.

This video is only intended for people with brain damage, as Carl Sonnthal (from the society “Wild bei Wild”) writes so beautifull!

The title of the “German Hunting Association Video” is: the dark side of the animal rights!!

 

(First topic: rescue dogs and pets).

Bello, the rescue dog is a hero!
He has already saved many people with his sensitive nose.
But!! The animal rights activists say that Bello is suffering
To rescue people, the dog is forced.
Therefore, the animal rights activists want to write the so-called animal law in the constitution.

(Second topic: pets)

Millions of cats live in German families,
to the delight of humans and animals.
But!!! in the opinion of animal rights activists, these animals suffer
And are held against their will
The keeping of pets should therefore be prohibited !!!

(Third topic: blind)

When Mr. Müller wants to cross a street
Is that dangerous for him, as a blind man!!

Yes! he has his blind guide dog Rex
Who stands by him in such situations.
Together with his partner Rex, Mr. Müller manages to safely cross every street.
But!!! in the opinion of animal rights activists
Let’s force Rex to help him against his will.
They therefore want to ban the use of animals

(Four topic: Hunt! – And we are at 1:10 minutes)

In nature the laws of eating and eating have been used since time immemorial.
But!! Even for “King Leo” make the animal rights activists no difference
And thy ask from him don`t hunt animals!
And so that the lion does not starve
the animal rights activists want to reprogram it genetically on a vegan diet
NO JOKE!!

(five topicr: meat eating and we are at 1:36 minutes)

Also people who eat consciously
With even caught fish
With venison from local hunting
Or with their own honey and eggs
Should be transformed from animal rights activists to vegans
Because even honey production is animal cruelty
And so, the animal rights activists, instead of meat, cheese and honey
demand a vegan diet for everyone-by law!

(Moral conclusion)

Instead of all these things should be respect and responsibility
Determining the coexistence of humans and animals
That means: accepting the diverse nature of animals and humans
More is not needed for a good life together!!

 

(Translation: Venus with best regards)

You can see it on youtube (https://youtu.be/gYKblw45mTY), where you can also turn the translation on.

 

https://wildbeimwild.com/2018/06/17/absurdistan-deutscher-jagdverband-djv/

The world`s oldest Monkey Lady Puan is dead!

 

 

On the 19th of June 2018, we received a sad message from the Peth Zoo (Australia) via the media:

“Puan”, the world’s oldest known Sumatran orangutan, died at the age of 62.

The ape lady had to be euthanized because of old age. Since 1968, the female lived in the zoo of Perth. She arrived in the Perth Zoo in 1968 as a gift from Malaysia and lived in the Perth Zoo for 50 years!!

Puan reached an advanced age for an orangutan.


At age 62, monkey-lady Puan has had a long life, as orangutan’s seldom reach such a high age in the wild.

“It’s always hard to make such an animal choice, but it’s a dignified end to the old lady, who wanted to be treated with respect throughout her life,” said Holly Thompson, head of the zoo’s primate department.

The ape lady leaves “an incredible legacy,” said the director Holly Thompson.

Thanks to a breeding program Puans genes are represented in almost ten percent of the world’s zoo-orangutan population.

Even zookeeper Martina Hart, who has been looking after Puan for 18 years, regrets the death of the animal. “Over the years, Puan’s eyelashes have turned gray, their movements slow and their thoughts confused,” she told the local newspaper “The West Australian.” “But she has always been the quiet, dignified matriarch we knew her.”

 

 

Monkey lady leaves many offspring

Throughout the years, Puan has provided some offspring. According to Thompson, their genes are found in nearly ten percent of Sumatran orangutans living in zoos around the world. A part of Puan’s offspring was reintroduced into Sumatra (Indonesia) – most recently her great-grandson Nyaru. Of the critically endangered species, according to the WWF, only 14,000 animals still live in Sumatra.

The zoo administration suspects that Puan was born in 1956 in the jungles of Sumatra. Two years ago, the ape lady had made it the world’s oldest orangutan of its kind in the Guinness Book of Records.

Source: DPA, RTL.de

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/sciencetech/video-1710838/Video-Perth-Zoo-bids-farewell-oldest-orangutan-world.html

I thought long and hard about which flag belongs to this post.

Puan was born in Sumatra’s jungle.

She was snatched from her family as a small child, and was deported with 12 years as slave from Malaysia to Australia`s  Peth Zoo. (That is called “gift” in the zoo language).

She lived as a slave in the Australian zoo for 50 years.
Where does Puan belong?
Which is her country?
We don`t  know that, Puan either.
We only know who their slaves holder were.

And they do not deserve a flag.

With my best regards to all

Venus

A truck strike costs 74 million animals life. And nobody says anything!

I just read it on a web page, and I immediately thought, “The editorial has made a mistake, it cannot be that 4 million animals are dying of hunger and another 70 million will be slaughtered so as not to die of hunger”!

The following happened in Brazil:

 

Daylong truck driver strikes have in May 2018 plunged Brazil into chaos.
The point at issue was the rising diesel prices, meanwhile the situation is normalizing.

The largest economy in Latin America is the world’s leading exporter of soybeans, sugar, coffee and poultry. Farmers and traders could not bring their supplies into the key ports during the nine days of the strike, the damage goes into the billions.

Because the food industry is prepared to slaughter and process 21 million chickens and 150,000 pigs daily!!!

 

According to the Confederation of Agricultural and Pecuária do Brasil (CNA), producers have lost 6.60 billion reais (1.76 million US dollars) by Tuesday (29th).

The estimate only reflects the damage to the primary sector, the losses of agricultural processors are not taken into account.

The strike had devastating effects on the breeding animals.

Over forty million chickens have died because no food supply has arrived. More than seventy million of the animals were slaughtered, they began to eat each other.

Here ends the report of the newspaper, no one has written comments!!

My thoughts:

Everywhere is death and suffering, everywhere and today, more often than ever, animals experience the Holocaust, made by human hands.

And we humans, do not even register the consequences of annihilation, the crimes.

Nowhere have I read a commentary on this targeted unprecedented mass murder.

In addition: The deforestation of the Amazon has increased dramatically again.

And now the government even wants to dissolve protected areas.

The harvest of soya in Brazil now amounts to 114 million tones. Soy makes up more than half of the cereals harvested in Brazil, followed by feed maize with 94 million tones.

These figures outline a creeping environmental catastrophe. Because the bumper harvest is primarily due to an expansion of soybean acreage. Seven percent they grew within a year – thus grows soybeans in Brazil in an area that is almost the size of Germany!!
More than half of soy goes directly to export.

Anyone who has ever driven through the state of Mato Grosso and has seen nothing but seemingly endless levels of dense soybean plants. More than half of soya goes directly to export to China, Europe and the USA. There, the beans are fed to fattening animals, especially pigs and poultry.

The soybean cultivation in Brazil has already been forced by the left-wing presidents Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff.

Brazil’s new government under Michel Temer, however, is once more relying on the export-oriented agricultural industry. It is planning several laws that would further accelerate the deforestation of the Amazon forest in favor of large-scale farmers, ranchers, and mining companies.

US President Donald Trump has dropped out of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The Conservative government of Brazil, America’s second largest country and of great importance for the climate, is well on the way to succeeding it.

 

Venus

 

http://latina-press.com/news/250565-lkw-streik-in-brasilien-mehr-als-siebzig-millionen-huehner-notgeschlachtet/

UK: BBC To Launch New Plastic Awareness Campaign After Success of ‘Bllue Planet II’.

The BBC is to capitalise on the impact of Blue Planet II by launching a campaign to help people to use less plastic.

 

The initiative, called Plastics Watch, has the backing of Sir David Attenborough (photo above), who said that he had been astonished by the response to his series in which the carnage caused by plastic in the oceans was highlighted.

The campaign will “provide information and advice to positively enable the British public to help reduce plastic pollution”.

 

Read more –  https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/bbc-blue-planet-fans-get-help-to-cut-plastic-8prnmt7gz

 

 

 

 

Stop the dog and cat consumption in South Korea – Newsletter and Actions.

Stop the dog and cat consumption in South Korea:

 

View the newsletter and take actions by clicking on the following link; once at the newsletter you can select from many languages:

 

http://koreandogs.org/newsletter-june-22-2018/?utm_source=sendinblue&utm_campaign=Urgent_Calls_for_Action_and_Significant_Positive_Development_in_Korea!&utm_medium=email

 

 

USA: Trump Gears Up to Gut Crucial Environmental Law.

 

Trump Gears Up to Gut Crucial Environmental Law

The Trump administration this week launched the largest rollback in history to the vital protections for air, water and wildlife provided by the National Environmental Policy Act.

The president’s Council on Environmental Quality began its assault on the 48-year-old law Wednesday, targeting its longstanding requirements for robust environmental review before federal projects are approved.

“The Trump administration is taking a sledgehammer to the process that gives scientists and the public a say on federal projects harming clean air, water and wildlife,” said the Center for Biological Diversity’s Paulo Lopes. “If this landmark law is gutted, the power plants and factories that corporations target for poor and underrepresented communities will routinely be rubberstamped.”

Stay tuned for how you can help fight this attack and read more in our press release

 

 

A Win for Black Bears in Washington State

After a Center lawsuit, a judge has stopped — for now — the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife from issuing any more permits for killing black bears on private timberlands using bait, traps and other inhumane methods.

Despite the fact that voters in the state had already outlawed these cruel practices, the department created a program authorizing these types of bear killings by a small group of hunters in industry-owned forests. The judge’s ruling, made last Friday, suspends that illegal program.

“This decision will save many bears from a cruel death, and that’s a big relief,” said the Center’s Collette Adkins. “Now we’ll focus on shutting down the program for good.”

Get more from Associated Press.

 

 

Destructive California Mega-warehouse Defeated

Responding to a lawsuit by the Center and allies, a judge has ruled against a massive, environmentally destructive warehouse project planned for Southern California, called the World Logistics Center.

This 40-million-square-foot project — about three times the size of New York’s Central Park — would’ve added 14,000 daily truck trips to roads leading to the city of Moreno Valley; worsened already poor air quality; and harmed imperiled wildlife in the San Jacinto Wildlife Area, from burrowing owls to Los Angeles pocket mice. Read more.

 

 

Crisis Deepens for West Coast’s Southern Resident Orcas

The news for endangered orcas on the West Coast just went from bad to worse. Researchers announced over the weekend that another Southern Resident orca has died — driving this population to its lowest levels in more than 30 years.

The death of the whale named “Crewser” now means there are just 75 left in the wild.

This news comes in the wake of a Center legal petition pressing Trump to protect Southern Resident orcas’ habitat off California, Oregon and Washington.

We’ve been fighting for these unique marine mammals for years, and we won’t stop now. Learn more in our press release and make a donation to help us save endangered West Coast orcas

 

 

 

Trump’s Trophy-hunting Panel Pushes Ahead

The national controversy over trophy hunting of imperiled wildlife came to Atlanta this week with the latest meeting of a new federal wildlife advisory committee that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke stacked with trophy hunters and gun-industry reps.

The so-called International Wildlife Conservation Council is composed almost entirely of hunters and people affiliated with the National Rifle Association. Fifteen of the council’s 16 members have ties to trophy hunting or guns.

This week’s meeting is a sure sign that Zinke and others aren’t giving up on their push for more trophy hunting of elephants and lions. Check out what the Center’s Tanya Sanerib has to say in her op-ed this week in The Hill.

 

 

Read lots more at  http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/

 

China: Yulin 2018 Has Started. Early Data From UK Press – Graphic Pictures !

Yulin 2018 has now started.

We are giving links here to UK Press coverage of the first day of Yulin in China.

What you see / read is what you get – it is un edited by us.

WARNING – there are many graphic pictures.

 

Links:

 

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/977695/Yulin-dog-meat-festival-pictures-China-lychee-dog-meat-festival-pictures

 

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/977873/Yulin-dog-meat-festival-2018-why-are-animals-tortured-dog-meat

 

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/977866/Yulin-dog-meat-festival-2018-facts-what-is-the-Yulin-dog-meat-festival

 

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/976693/yulin-dog-festival-2018-yulin-slaughterhouse-pictures-latest

 

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/977179/yulin-dog-festival-terrified-dogs-blood-soaked-hell-on-earth-blowtorches-dog-meat

 

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/965466/Yulin-dog-meat-eating-festival-2018-slaughter-China-Diaz-Ricky-Gervais

 

 

 

 

Australia: Live Exports Breaking News – Emanuel Exports Licence Has Now Been Suspended.

Brilliant News !

This was the export company who were filmed during voyages to the Middle East; which showed the immense suffering and horrific conditions on the ship during the animals journey.

Watch the conditions and suffering in the videos on our old post – link here:

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

 

Mark, in almost 11 weeks since 60 Minutes showed horrific routine conditions on board live export ships, hundreds of thousands of Australians have emailed, written, phoned and rallied to stop live sheep exports.

 

Today, we received incredible news.

Around 4.45pm today, we received word that the Department of Agriculture has suspended Emanuel Exports’ live export licence.

This follows the news we shared with you earlier in the week, that Livestock Shipping Services, Australia’s other largest live sheep exporter, was halting exports for the Middle Eastern summer this year.

Together, these two businesses account for almost all live sheep exports from Australia.

We have long said that if the laws were enforced, live export would become impossible. This is proof of that.

Make no mistake, Emanuel’s is not the exception. What we saw in the 60 Minutes footage included routine conditions across multiple voyages. This is what long-haul live sheep export looks like, and it must not be allowed to continue.

This is a crucial step toward the inevitable end of live sheep exports.

Email your MP and Senators to tell them, now is the time for government to put Australia’s best interests first: protect our animals, provide certainty for the future, and legislate for a phase-out of live sheep exports.