Field hamster: it is just before the end!

The Red List of the World Conservation Union is a list of endangered animal and plant species. It is updated every year.

Now there is a species that has been on Earth for 2000 years. If the field hamster is not helped, animal rights activists warn that it will be completely gone in 30 years.

The field hamster, which has become very rare in Germany, is now officially threatened with extinction in its entire distribution area. This emerges from the new Red List of Endangered Animal and Plant Species of the World Conservation Union (IUCN).

Species of lemurs and a right whale in the Atlantic are now threatened with extinction, as the IUCN reported in Gland near Geneva.

The field hamster (Cricetus cricetus) is already strictly protected in the European Union, but at IUCN it has so far not been considered endangered due to the lack of surveys.

Conservationists had thought that there were still plenty of cute-looking rodents in Eastern Europe and Russia.
That was a fallacy.

“If nothing changes, the European hamster will die out in the next 30 years,” warns the IUCN now. “As it turned out, the catastrophe reaches as far as Siberia,” says field hamster expert Stefanie Monecke from the Institute of Medical Psychology at the University of Munich.

Rapid decline

Between the Alsace and the Jenissei river in Siberia, the field hamsters were once at home millions of times. The “architects under the field” were a plague for farmers because they tunneled fields and ate up crops.
For each hamster killed, premiums were paid to deal with the plague.

In the Halle, Germany,  district alone, tens of thousands of dead animals were delivered in the 1950s, says Monecke.

“There are estimates that the population has declined by 99 percent since the 1950s and there are only 10,000 specimens left across Germany.”

 

For more…at https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/07/10/field-hamster-it-is-just-before-the-end/

 

And I mean…We can protect the field hamsters, but those who don’t want solutions will find excuses!
Everyone closes their eyes in Germany, especially when it comes to economic interests.

Only what uses man as the crown of creation has priority.
What is the value of some furry underfloor residents against profit and making money?

Most of those responsible write the fate of the animals on their asses anyway.

But there is opposition to it. With a corresponding online petition, conservationists and activists hope to be able to mobilize the resistance to save the hamster. You can support the protest here:

https://www.openpetition.de/petition/online/schutz-dem-feldhamster-auf-dem-geplanten-baugebiet-mittelbuchen-nordwest

Every animal and plant species that are eradicated means an irreparable loss. Not just a loss of diversity.

The destruction of our livelihoods often begins on a small scale. These livelihoods erode with every species that disappears from the earth.
This can also be a disaster for human animals.

We might even think: hopefully !!

My best regards to all, Venus

 

Chicken meat and its real price

Slaughtered at 42 days
Never seen the sunlight
Lived in his excrement
A deformed body through genetic selection

 

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100% German meat

 

 

Eating animals is a collaboration on one of the worst crimes in human history.

Regards and good night from Venus

 

We want to stop the pyrogen test for rabbits

Around 6,000 rabbits suffer and die each year in the so-called pyrogen test. This is despite the fact that there has been a recognized test method free of animal testing for 10 years. This can no longer be tolerated!
The authorities must finally intervene and ban the rabbit pyrogen test!

 

 

Vaccines, infusion solutions, and other medical products must not contain so-called pyrogens. These are fever-inducing substances that e.g. are released by bacteria.
The European Pharmacopoeia prescribes a check of every production unit in order to protect patients from damage.

A test on rabbits has been standard for decades to test products for possible contamination by pyrogens.

For this, rabbits are fixed in a small box in which they cannot move for several hours, and the test substance is injected into an ear vein. If they develop a fever, the production unit is not released for sale. After a certain “period of use”, the rabbits are killed.

An animal-free method, the monocyte activation test (MAT), which works with human blood, was developed 30 years ago and internationally validated in 2005.

In 2010 he was included in the European Pharmacopoeia.

One company that carries out the rabbit test is the LS laboratory in Bad Bocklet in northern Bavaria, Germany.
Here more than 82% of the rabbit tests in Germany are carried out.

It can no longer be accepted that even though an animal-free test method is recognized, thousands of rabbits still suffer and die for the pyrogen test in Germany alone.

The rabbit test must be deleted in the European Pharmacopoeia and the approval authorities must prohibit the test!

For more… at https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/07/09/we-want-to-stop-the-pyrogen-test-for-rabbits/

Please sign the petition: https://www.aerzte-gegen-tierversuche.de/de/helfen/kampagnen/3204

 

Comment and Information: A rabbit pyrogen test has been used since the 1940s. In this test, the rabbits are locked in full-body holders, then they are injected with a test substance into the blood and their body temperature is monitored. The possible effects on the animals range from fever to breathing problems to fatal shock.

Despite its long use, the rabbit pyrogen test has never been formally reliable to determine its reliability or relevance to humans. Rather, there are a number of well-documented drawbacks to this test, including significant differences in the sensitivity of the species and breed.

In the pharmaceutical industry, pyrogen determination is mandatory to prevent life-threatening fever reactions that can be caused by both microbial and non-microbial substances.

The monocyte activation test (MAT) was included in the European Pharmacopoeia (EP) in 2010 after the publication of international validations.

This test was developed as an alternative to animal-based methods and should offer a possibility to carry out pyrogen tests in a human in vitro system.
In addition, this determination can be carried out in vitro with greater speed and less expense than by animal experiments.

Despite all of these benefits, the Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (FDA) continues to rely on animal testing to assess the pyrogenic potential of new drugs and pharmaceuticals.

Animal testing is a waste of time and money, associated with a high risk of our health.
And with senseless cruelty to animals that exclude ethics and humanity.

Without animal testing, medicine would be much further, because animal testing is stopping medical progress because of its false results.

 

My best regards to all, Venus

 

Far East: They Are At Yet More Animal Abuse – Amazed ? – No, We Are Not Either.

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Right now, as you read this, billions of frogs across the world are being tortured, maimed, and killed. Stolen from the wild, they die in pain. It is estimated that in Asia alone, between 180 million and a billion frogs are currently stolen each year for use in traditional ‘medicine’.

  • In Laos, tiny rice paddy frogs are dipped into boiling oil and fried alive on sticks. Or they are put into blenders and liquidized before being added to curries and stews, boiled in soups or barbecued on an open flame.

In Vietnam and Japan, live bullfrogs are served to diners, filleted while their hearts are still beating.

  • In China, Asiatic grass frogs – a protected species – are butchered for use in traditional ‘medicine’ (hasma is made with the fallopian tubes of dried-up female frogs and is supposed to help consumers “look younger”).

Video footage from Cambodia shows frogs kicking and squirming in pain as their snouts and rear legs are cut off with scissors. Still alive, they are thrown in a pile of other maimed frogs and left to endure a slow death. These frogs are not only massacred for their legs, they are also turned into trinkets and curios for the tourist industry.

  • In Europe and the United States, an exploding exotic pet trade sees glass frogs plucked from tropical rainforests and stuffed into tiny glass containers, destined for the pet trade. Many frogs die before reaching their destination and those that don’t die later perish from the long-term effects of capture and transport.

  • Across the world, aquatic African clawed frogs, semiterrestrial bullfrogs, and terrestrial toads are still used in classroom dissections and teaching exercises in a harrowing process known as “pithing”. Pithing leaves the frogs defenceless while students cut them open, apply drugs to their beating hearts, and attach electrodes to their exposed leg muscles after peeling off their skin.

, the cruelty being inflicted on frogs for cosmetics or when they are barbarically killed for a sick frill for diners is so blatant, so abhorrent and so dangerous that governments must act now.

The havoc with nature caused by this trade has potentially irreversible negative consequences for the entire planet.

Frogs play a vital role in the food chain, as both predators and prey. As tadpoles, frogs eat algae, reducing the chances of algal contamination and they, in turn, are an important source of food for birds, fish, monkeys and snakes.

Their diet includes mosquitoes, lowering the transmission risk of killer diseases including Dengue fever, malaria, West Nile fever and Zika.

Right now, frogs are racing headlong to extinction, but if we act fast to stop the international trade, we will give the frogs a better chance of survival and save billions of creatures from merciless cruelty.

Every single animal life is important. Please support us in our efforts

 

… and Taiwan – your action needed to drag these primitives into a cruelty free modern world.  Read on and sign.

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The Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) is currently accepting public comments on its proposed new regulation that would recommend—and allow—that food and beverage companies conduct painful and deadly experiments on animals in a misleading attempt to support dubious health claims for their products and ingredients.

The experiments are undoubtedly cruel—and also scientifically useless because of the significant biological differences between rats and humans. Numerous countries around the world—including the U.S. and Canada and those in the European Union—don’t suggest that animal tests be conducted in order to make health claims for foods.

Taiwan needs to get in sync with the global community and eliminate these experiments, not recommend or allow them. Please ACT NOW to speak up for animals before the July 26 deadline.

USA: Coyote Pup Illegally Trapped & Fatally Maimed in Cruel Leghold Trap.

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For Immediate Release: July 9, 2020

 

Coyote Pup Illegally Trapped & Fatally Maimed in Cruel Leghold Trap

Incident Under Criminal Investigation ~ Wildlife Protection Organizations Call for Justice

VALLEY VILLAGE, CA—California-based Project Coyote has released a video depicting a coyote pup captured in an illegally set leghold trap in the upscale neighborhood of Valley Village (adjacent to North Hollywood), and law enforcement agencies are currently investigating the incident for possible criminal violations.

The video shows—in graphic detail—the coyote pup struggling in the trap, desperate to free itself, with no cover in the searing summer heat. It is believed that the pup suffered in the trap for days before local residents heard it crying in pain and came to its rescue. The animal’s distress was so great, as is evident in the video, that at one point a caring girl felt compelled to offer water to the pup, but it suffered such severe injuries from the trap that it was later euthanized by Los Angeles Animal Services.

“Ironically this coyote was trapped through a GoFundMe campaign organized by Valley Village resident Lisa Johnson Mandell who solicited money from neighbors for ‘humane wildlife removal,’” said Project Coyote’s Southern California Representative Randi Feilich. “In talking to neighborhood residents, I found they were shocked to learn that donations were used to hire a trapper to set cruel, indiscriminate and illegal leghold traps. According to Feilich, the GoFundMe page has since been deactivated.

The trapper is believed to have violated multiple state laws and is now under investigation by Los Angeles Animal Cruelty Task Force and the California Department of Wildlife. “Leghold traps were banned by California voters in 1998 so this trap set is clearly in violation of that law,” said Camilla Fox, Project Coyote Founder and Executive Director. “Moreover, California law requires that trappers check their traps daily and obtain written permission from property owners when setting traps less than 150 yards from a residence, which this trapper clearly failed to do.”

“We commend the multiple law enforcement agencies involved in this case for their due diligence in investigating this incident, and we hope the trapper and anyone else responsible will receive the stiffest sentence possible under the law,” said Feilich, who spoke to authorities and neighborhood residents in producing the video released on Project Coyote’s YouTube page and on Valley Village’s Nextdoor site. “We also believe many residents who generously donated money to this GoFundMe page were misled by the organizer into thinking they were hiring a humane wildlife control business to remove the coyote, but instead their donations were used to fund the worst type of illegal animal cruelty, resulting in a slow and painful death to a young coyote pup.”

“Despite a state law banning leghold traps, many private trappers and ‘pest’ control businesses continue to use them in clear violation of the law,” said Fox. “Until these trappers receive more than a slap on the wrist, they will continue to flagrantly violate the law. We must crackdown on this unconscionable cruelty so another animal does not suffer such a painful and needless death.”

 

 

 

Watch the video of the captured coyote here.

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Project Coyote’s Coyote Friendly Communities program offers humane and proactive educational resources, tools and expertise to help communities peacefully and safely coexist with coyotes and other wild neighbors. Learn more here.

 

German Riems High-security laboratory: viruses, corpses, and pathogens

 

It is considered the most dangerous island in Germany: Riems has been researching animal diseases that can also threaten humans for more than 100 years. The Friedrich Loeffler Institute (FLI) high-security laboratory is located on the island, which lies in a foothill of the Baltic Sea, the Greifswalder Bodden, between Rügen and the mainland.

Researchers only enter high-security areas with overpressure suits.

An employee of the Friedrich Löffler Institute checks the keeping of a calf in the research center of security level L4 on the island of Riems.

 

Nowhere in Europe are there similar laboratories and stables with the highest biosecurity level 4, in which large animals can be used to research pathogens that are highly dangerous for animals and humans.

The “Schweriner Volks Zeitung” (Local Newspaper) writes that comparable animal disease research facilities can only be found in Winnipeg in Canada and Geelong in Australia.

The scientists on Riems are investigating Crimean-Congo fever, Ebola, Sars, bird flu, and swine fever, for example.

“The work of the FLI focuses on the health and well-being of farm animals and the protection of humans from zoonoses. H. infections that can be transmitted between animals and humans, ” says the website of the Federal Institute.
For example, vaccines are also developed in laboratories (!!!)

In 2013, a new research complex was inaugurated on the island, which is connected to the mainland by a dam, which consists of 89 laboratories and 163 housing units.

At that time, the federal government invested around 300 million euros in the construction of the buildings.

The laboratories and research stables for cattle, pigs, or goats are equipped with self-sufficient ventilation and disposal systems.

The specially trained researchers and zookeepers can only access the high-security areas with pressurized suits and locks.

The area is monitored by video

For more…at https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/07/08/germans-riems-high-security-laboratory-viruses-corpses-and-pathogens/

 

My comment and Information: To research animal diseases, cruel and unrealistic experiments are carried out in this institute.

For example, experimenters from the Free University of Berlin and the Friedrich Löffler Institute are testing a vaccine against bluetongue, which can occur in sheep and other ruminants, on genetically modified mice.

The mice are vaccinated and then infected with the bluetongue virus.
Most animals suffer from massive weight loss and die within a few days.

In the FLI, cats are infected with avian influenza viruses, and vaccines are tested to protect humans against the potential transmission of avian influenza viruses, even though such transmission of the H5N1 virus from cats to humans has not been documented to date.

“17 cats were tortured to death for a practically non-existent danger, but for potentially big business in the pharmaceutical industry with a completely unnecessary vaccine,” complains the biologist Silke Bitz, spokeswoman for the Association of Doctors Against Animal Experiments.

Regarding the current Corona epidemic, the institute claims…we have Nile fruit bats that could give us information about the interaction of the virus with the actual host animal species. Ferrets are interesting for us because their respiratory tract has a cell structure similar to that of humans.
For a few weeks now we have been carrying out coronavirus infection studies in pigs, chickens, fruit bats, and ferrets”.

Animal testing in the field of animal disease research is a lucrative business for the pharmaceutical industry, as vaccines and medicines for epidemics can be used to generate billions of euros in profits.

Victims are defenseless animals that have to suffer twice for the interests of the unscrupulous pharmaceutical industry, on the one hand in the laboratory, and on the other hand in animal cruelty to animal husbandry, which is often the cause of disease outbreaks.

This laboratory is generously supported by the federal government.

My best regards to all, Venus

 

USA: 2 Piglets Saved From Intensive Farming In the Name of Regan Russell (Activist).

 

Two Adorable Piglets Saved from Factory Farm in Honor of Killed Activist Regan Russell

 

 

Two beautiful piglets are on their way to a safe home after being rescued from a factory farm in Iowa in honor of animal rights activist Regan Russell. Russell was tragically hit and killed by a pig transport truck in June during a peaceful protest outside of a Toronto slaughterhouse.

Stirred by Russell’s death, animal rights organization PETA persuaded a farmer to compassionately release two piglets in recognition of the kind, elegant, strong, and courageous person who lost her life so needlessly.

This video shows the adorable piglets – named Regan and Russell – being transported to their new home at Arthur’s Acres Animal Sanctuary in New York.

They’re now freely running around in their spacious new home, playing with toys, and even cuddling and nuzzling their human friends.

This is a far cry from the inhumane, overcrowded and dire conditions of the factory farm they would have lived in until their brutal slaughter. It is great news that Regan and Russell have been saved, but many animals are still suffering in the cruel animal agricultural industry. You can help stop their suffering by choosing plant-based options instead of meat, eggs and dairy.

The Forgotten Ones During Virus Outbreaks.

 

 

 

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/07/08/the-forgotten-ones-during-virus-outbreaks/

 

Not by us all.  A factual and very disturbing video from Lesley at ‘Eyes on Animals’ in the Netherlands.

All the evidence is there – and animals suffer as a result; see for yourselves in the video.

I gave up on the shit called ‘human beings’ years ago; and Covid ? – the human race gets everything it deserves.

Watch the video – and act !

Regards Mark

Chinese tourist beats a sleeping seal ‘to wake up the animal’. Dickhead !!

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WAV Comment:  Good to see that so many Chinese people reacted with ‘outrage and disgust’ at the actions of this idiot.  What else can you say really about this ? – he is a dickhead; full stop.

The man is seen smacking a baby seal multiple times with a slipper while the animal is resting

Chinese tourist beats a sleeping seal ‘to wake up the animal’

  • Shocking footage shows a man repeatedly hitting a baby seal resting on a beach

  • Another woman is heard laughing as the animal desperately escapes to the sea

  • Millions of Chinese web users reacted to the viral video with outrage and disgust

Read the story here:

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8494019/Unruly-Chinese-tourist-beats-sleeping-baby-seal-slipper-wake-animal.html

South Korea: You can help save the Korean dogs from slaughter by taking 5 minute actions!  

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You can help save the Korean dogs from slaughter by taking 5 minute actions!

 

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Vegan Mince Made From Oats – With As Much Protein As Beef – Launches In U.K

 

 

Vegan Mince Made From Oats – With As Much Protein As Beef – Launches In U.K

‘Pulled Oats does not try to mimic anything, it is a real plant-based alternative that stands on its own’

MARIA CHIORANDO

JUL 6, 2020

A new vegan protein made from oats has launched in the U.K.

Pulled Oats®, created by Finnish brand Gold&Green, is available from all Planet Organic stores and planetorganic.com.

The protein comes in the format of mince, and is available in two flavors; Pulled Oats Natural Mince and Pulled Oats Tomato Mince.

Protein alternatives

According to Gold&Green, the product is aimed at vegans, vegetarians, pescatarians, flexitarians, and meat-eaters.

It is made from five ingredients: oats, yellow peas, faba beans, rapeseed oil, and salt, and contains as much protein as beef (approx. 30g/100g), and all nine essential amino acids.

Gold&Green says because of the ‘mechanical process of pulling the oat-fibers with legume proteins’, the product has a ‘unique, fibrous texture which absorbs flavors well’.

The protein comes in two flavours; Pulled Oats Natural Mince and Pulled Oats Tomato Mince.

‘On a mission’

In a statement sent to Plant Based News, Sanna Antola, exploration manager at Gold&Green, said: “We are on a mission to provide people with healthy and sustainable food without compromising taste.

“Since launching in 2015 our products have made a lot of people happy in homes throughout Finland and the Netherlands, they love that Pulled Oats is such a versatile protein that can be used in normal cooking without having to learn new dishes.

“We hope UK consumers will love our product too. Pulled Oats does not try to mimic anything, it is a real plant-based alternative that stands on its own. Oats are a true superfood with many proven health effects and minimal environmental impact.” ​

https://www.plantbasednews.org/lifestyle/vegan-mince-oats-launches-uk

Kelloggs – Please Make It Vegan.

 

Thanks Stacey – Regards Mark

 

https://our-compass.org/2020/07/06/sign-petition-kelloggs-please-make-it-vegan/

Please sign petition HERE

Or go to  https://www.change.org/p/kellogg-s-please-make-it-vegan?use_react=false

 

Source Herbivore Club

Whilst Kellogg’s does have a number of vegan cereals and products, they could expand this range extensively by simply switching the vitamin D used in their cereals to a plant-based version.

The vitamin D currently used in most of Kellogg’s products is an animal-derived version of vitamin D3. This comes from a substance called lanolin, which is found in sheep’s wool.

Vegans avoid wool and products made from wool for a number of reasons. Firstly, there is an inherent link between the wool industry and the meat industry. Additionally, undercover investigations into the wool industry have shown abuse and horrific treatment of gentle sheep during the sheering process.

Plant-based vitamin D can be in the form of vitamin D2 or a plant-derived D3.

Last year, Animal Aid announced that supermarket giant Asda has swapped the vitamin D in a number of their cereals to a plant-based version, making a number of their own-brand cereals vegan.

This simple swap does nothing to alter the taste or quality of the product, but it does open it up to a huge and ever-growing vegan market.

Please join us in urging Kellogg’s to swap the vitamin D3 in their cereals for a vegan version.

Please sign petition HERE

Or go to  https://www.change.org/p/kellogg-s-please-make-it-vegan?use_react=false

Click HERE to go Dairy-Free

Take the Dairy-Free Challenge HERE

Learn about eggs HERE

Download Your FREE Vegan PDF HERE

Order a FREE vegan kit: HERE

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Click HERE to find out How to Wear Vegan!

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America’s hen slaves get bigger prisons

July 1, 2020, Animal Equality

The state becomes fifth in the U.S. to impose minimum space requirements for hens and ban the sale of cage-produced eggs.

DENVER, CO.Today, Colorado joined the growing ranks of U.S. states to enact legislation ending the cruel practice of caging hens raised for eggs.

In a bill-signing ceremony live-streamed on Facebook earlier today, Colorado Governor Jared Polis inked his name on H.B. 20-1343, making the Centennial State the seventh in the nation to enact such protections.

Five of those states’ laws—including Colorado’s—also ban the sale of eggs from caged hens.

WHAT THE LAW DOES: The new law’s primary feature is its minimum-space guarantees for hens raised in commercial egg operations, as well as banning the use of cages.

Currently, the industry standard is just 0.67 square feet per bird—roughly the size of a piece of notebook paper. At that density, chickens cannot even fully stretch their wings, let alone engage in natural behaviors essential to their welfare.

By contrast, Colorado’s new mandates that hens have a minimum of 1.0 to 1.5 square feet per bird, depending on the type of housing system used.

The law will also require egg producers to provide hens with enrichments that allow them to exhibit more natural behaviors, including, at a minimum, “scratch areas, perches, nest boxes, and dust bathing areas.”

These features are critical to hens’ psychological well-being, according to chicken welfare experts worldwide.

And chickens aren’t the only birds to benefit from Colorado’s new law.

Female turkeys, ducks, geese, and guinea fowl raised for the purpose of commercial egg production will receive the same legal protections, though their numbers are far lower than the state’s 5.5 million chickens in commercial egg production.

WHAT THE LAW DOES NOT DO: The law does not apply to small egg producers (those with flocks of 3,000 or fewer hens) or too small retailers (those who sell fewer than 750 dozen eggs per week).

It also does not apply to hens during transport, hens used in medical research or hens exhibited at state fairs or in 4-H programs.

The law also does not address painful mutilations, such as beak trimming or toe-clipping, though the “need” for such cruel practices diminishes when hens have more space.

For more…at https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/07/07/americas-hen-slaves-get-bigger-prisons/

 

And I mean…“Livestock” is an arbitrary concept of art that we invented to justify the exploitation of non-human animals and “the right of the stronger”.
The exact biological terminology is human animals and non-human animals.

And wherever human animals do not have the same demands, we are simply not entitled to degrade them to “use” animals.

Improved factory farming … no! factory farming has nothing to do with an animal-friendly life.

If all of these, who improved the farm animals’ prisons by 0.40 cm, were to spend a month on fully slatted floors or cages as big as their bodies and on their own excrement, then they would surely change either the job or their laws.

What should be the decisive criterion for these laws?

Only one thing: do not reduce the profit, and that is what the “farmers” and their lobbyists are about.

Fattening chickens in their new environment, with 0.40 more freedom!! is that in line with our moral values?

Animals are conscious and have the same feelings as we humans, such as grief, pain, fear, want to stay alive, to live with their family.

Where there are no differences, there are no differences!

My best regards to all, Venus

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This is how we want to see animals and not otherwise!

 

 

Is there anything nicer than sharing life with happy animals?
Who love you, are loyal to you and never betray you?
And live with each other in peace and respect?

Maybe we should learn a bit from their dignity, cleverness, loyalty; that would make the life of human animals more valuable and happier.

It is deeply shameful that we, as the only animal species, still do so much violence to the “other” animals.

My best regards to all, Venus

U.S.A: Stop Murray’s monkeys tortures

She saws open her victims’ skulls then injects toxins to burn brain cells, or suctions out parts of the brain. She sews them back up then places them in a small cage that probably reeks of the previous victim’s fear.

She then deliberately provokes their worst fears, just to see how they’ll react.

When she’s through with them, she kills them.

She’s Elisabeth Murray, and she calls herself a scientist.

 

Her victims are monkeys. She gets millions of your tax dollars to keep repeating this horror.

PETA has obtained 43 hours of never-before-seen video of Murray’s twisted “emotional responsiveness” tests on dozens of monkeys at a National Institutes of Health (NIH) laboratory in Bethesda, Maryland.

The videos were recorded between February 2016 and November 2017.

Blood money and lots of it, for nothing…

….This is not how we succeed. Take action now: Join PETA honorary director and Hollywood A-lister Anjelica Huston, who wrote a letter asking that the funding for these cruel experiments stop, and let NIH know that you won’t stand for this pointless cruelty.

Please use the form below to demand that our government stop these experiments and immediately shut down this lab!

https://investigations.peta.org/nih-monkey-torture/#action

 

For more…at https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/07/06/u-s-a-stop-murrays-monkeys-tortures/

 

My comment: It is hard to believe that governments leave the research in the hands of such money-hungry dilettants.

Obviously, the animal testing system with all its consequences for humans and animals is out of control.
Animal testing is senseless, expensive, dangerous, and cruel.

And the worst thing: this shit is financed with our money without asking us.

The alternative methods have not yet been implemented, but let’s say this: Animal research is not going well, more and more companies are committed to animal-free research.

We are uncompromising against animal testing.
A bad, cruel method remains a bad cruel method.

We have to be patient and persevere, participate in petitions and demonstrations, remain active against this senseless torture.

My best regards to all, Venus

 

Africa: Evala Dog Meat Festival In Togo.

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All pictures – Fight Dog Meat.

 

 

With thanks to Violette for sending this to us.

https://fightdogmeat.com/2020/07/03/africa-evala-dog-meat-festival-in-togo/

Africa: Evala Dog Meat Festival In Togo

 

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Evala is a two week festival where thousands of men gorge on dog meat for two weeks. Thousands of dogs are also slaughtered so wrestlers at the festival can rub dog fat on their body before entering the competition arena. For thousands of men eating dog meat is considered their secret weapon to gain the essential attributes of each dog they eat, such as: loyalty, courage, intelligence, endurance, cunning, faithfulness, strength, etc. It is falsely believed eating dog meat will transfer the dog’s attributes to the dog eater, giving them supernatural powers over their opponent.

Evala festival takes place each year from the last week in June to the end of the first week of July. Competing in Evala is a mandatory three year initiation ceremony to prove themselves as fully fledged members of the community. It’s  a ritual passage for men over 18 years old to pass from boyhood to manhood.

 

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To refuse participation in initiation ceremonies means being driven out by your family, elders and the entire community at large. It is a crucial step in what forges the young man to take on adult responsibilities.

For the first week thousands of young men go into isolation to gorge on dog meat for seven days. They continue to eat dog for the second week as they compete against each other in mandatory wrestling. Just before each competitor enters the wrestling arena a dog is killed for it’s body fat to be rubbed onto the wrestler to make his body slippery, so his opponent cannot seize him.

Rabies is a serious problem across Africa and dogs at Evala are not health checked prior to slaughter or consumption. [No accurate data is available on the number of people who may have died of rabies in connection to Evala.

Tribes from hundreds of miles come to Evala to compete against each other. As more tribes take part, more dogs are brutally slaughtered for dog meat and dog fat.

Huge crowds gather around the favored wrestlers cheering them on to the tune of drums, flutes and other instruments. The show of strength is to mimic how the man would defend his community if needed. Because Evala is a sport, the loser is also on show to prove his dignity in defeat.

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The ultimate winner of Evala receives the equivalent of the keys of the community – Togo style. Showered in admiration his new found privileges are vast. Evala expert Blanzoua says:

“He wins the right to consult a witch doctor about a loved ones sickness. He wins the right to take up arms to protect the community in case of attack. He is allowed to get married and raise a family. When he dies he will be buried in an adult’s tomb instead of a child’s tomb. One is not born an Evalon (the singular for Evala), one becomes it. To do so, one has to go through the initiation process.”

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Evala is becoming a lucrative marketing network for businesses and tourism to make money from. It started off in nine Kabye districts quickly spread across Kozah province borders. The Yaka district in the Doufelgou province also practices it and at least 13 other districts: Lama, Pya, Tchitchao, Yad, Bohou, Kouma, Sarakawa, Landa, Djamd, Yaka, Tchar, Soumdina and Lassa.

Fight Dog Meat will keep exposing what is taking place to these animals. Collectively we all have to keep yelling to let the governments know that we KNOW what is happening! Turning away or sitting quietly does not end the trade. We’re helping local volunteers have a louder voice on a world platform. Ultimately it’s the voice of the country’s own people whom their government will eventually be forced to listen to, for positive change for animals. With your help and support Fight Dog Meat will continue to pressure governments from the sidelines. We will not be quiet and will not back down. Animal protection laws are needed!

Fight Dog Meat will continue to bring you reports from dog and cat meat countries and the wonderful work their rescuers are doing despite no animal protection laws.

Thank you for reading,

Michele Brown
Founder,
Fight Dog Meat.

Fight Dog Meat is a Registered Charity. We work with a number of animal rescue teams in dog and cat meat countries, including Vietnam and China. Due to Covid-19 flight cancellations Fight Dog Meat has a number of rescued meat dogs in hospital and in rehabilitation in Vietnam. Until international flights start up again we’re under great financial strain to maintain our rescued animals. FDM is still accepting critically injured meat dogs; if we don’t they will die! Many of our dogs have some of the worst injuries in the meat trade. Please consider helping us during this special time.

If you would like to help the animals and rescuers we work with in dog and cat meat countries, please consider a small donation.

Greece: the misery of Santorini’s donkeys

On the Greek island of Santorini, donkeys and mules are used as taxis to carry tourists up and down more than 600 steps to the old town of Firá several times a day.

Despite international outrage when an eyewitness report published by PETA in 2018 revealed that the animals were denied water and shade and many had painful wounds, a new PETA video exposé reveals that the suffering and abuse continue.

Santorini officials refused to run adverts from PETA which highlight the suffering of donkeys and mules used as “taxis” on the Greek island.

Massive ad campaign fights to stop cruel donkey rides in Santorini

PETA Germany has refused to be silenced and has bombarded neighboring ports, ferries, taxis, buses, billboards, and cargo bikes with a powerful campaign.

Over 100 adverts reading “Help stop cruelty: please don’t ride the donkeys and mules!” are now visible in the popular Greek coastal towns of Rafina and Piraeus.

The campaign follows a recent PETA eyewitness exposé revealing that handlers drag animals down steps and whip and hit them with sticks to make them continue walking.

 

 

Open Sores and Bloody Injuries

Donkeys and mules were observed suffering from open sores, raw skin, and bloody injuries caused by their ill-fitting and makeshift saddles.

Some animals were forced to wear tight muzzles with sharp wire ends that could easily injure them as well as humans.

Under these laws, animals must have access to water and protection from the weather, but many of those used for rides are tied to a wall or rail for hours in the blistering summer sun with no access to water whatsoever. Some try desperately to find shade.

These conditions are illegal but apparently tolerated by the authorities.

 

Please sign our appeal to the Greek minister of agriculture: https://headlines.peta.org/suffering-continues-donkeys-santorini/#action

For more…at https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/07/05/greece-the-misery-of-santorinis-donkeys/

 

And I mean…around 360 donkeys and mules stand at the port of Santorini every day and wait for the large cruise ships full of tourists to take them around 600 steps from the port to the small town. Their owners sell the ride on the animals for five euros as a special experience and make good money with the holidaymakers.

For years, animal rights activists on the island have complained that the animals have to work too long, carry too heavy loads, get too little to eat and drink – and have been exposed to the scorching sun for too long. But nothing has happened since then.

On the contrary: animal rights activists are not popular on Santorini.
In 2018, when they demonstrated against the cruel shuttle service, they were brutally attacked by donkey transport operators.

Animal rights activists say: ” the business with tourists is just the tip of the iceberg of criminal acts. We are currently gathering incriminating evidence against local authorities. ”

Meanwhile, the local slave keepers refuse to restrict their donkey rides. They claim that their booming business even maintains the endangered original tradition of Santorini (!).

The abuse of the animals continues because no keeper has been punished so far.

My best regards to all, Venus

Brazil: Amazon fires at 13-year high for June.

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Click on the following link to see a disturbing video of a reporter flying over the devastation:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-53262565

Amazon fires at 13-year high for June

Fires in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest rose by almost 20% in June – a 13-year high for the month, according to government data.

With such an increase at the start of the dry season, there are concerns that this year’s fires could surpass 2019’s disastrous blazes.

Activists say the coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating the problem.

They believe arson is likely to be even less monitored while authorities are stretched.

Many forest fires in the country are started deliberately by illegal loggers and farmers wanting to quickly clear ground.

Brazil has the world’s second-highest coronavirus death toll, after the US, and there are also concerns that increased smoke could have a damaging effect on the breathing of virus patients.

In June, the country’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE) recorded 2,248 fires using satellite imagery, as opposed to 1,880 fires in June 2019.

The burning usually increases throughout July, August and September.

“We cannot allow the 2019 situation to repeat itself,” Mauricio Voivodic, executive director of the World Wildlife Fund NGO in Brazil, told the Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper, accusing the government of inaction.

Last year’s fires peaked in August, with 30,901 – threefold the number for the same period the previous year.

The 2019 fires led to protests domestically and internationally, with threats of financial penalties from foreign governments, and broad condemnation of President Jair Bolsonaro’s environmental policies.

The president has been criticised for slashing the Ministry of the Environment’s funding, and encouraging business over conservation.

BBC analysis in 2019 showed that a sharp drop in fines for environmental violations during his administration had coincided with the increase in fires.

However, the president has consistently rejected criticism from abroad. “Certain countries, instead of helping … behaved in a disrespectful manner and with a colonialist spirit,” he said in September, rejecting the “misconception” that the Amazon is the lungs of the world.

The Amazon – which spans multiple South American countries but is 60% in Brazil – is a vital carbon store that slows down the pace of global warming.

It is home to about three million species of plants and animals, as well as some one million indigenous people.

Last year, the BBC reported how an area of Amazon rainforest roughly the size of a football pitch is now being lost every single minute, according to satellite data.

Scientists say it could be close to “the tipping point“, when its nature completely changes.

This will happen when total deforestation reaches between 20% and 25% – which could be in the next 20 or 30 years.

India, Nagaland: end of dog meat trade

Dog meat trade Nagaland in India announces the end

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In a groundbreaking decision, the Indian government of Nagaland ended the brutal dog meat trade.

The decision announced today by the cabinet will end the import, trade, and sale of live dogs and dog meat.

Animal welfare organizations have been campaigning for years to end the Indian dog meat trade and welcome this decision as an important turning point in ending the cruelty of the Indian trade in hidden dog meat.

It is estimated that around 30,000 dogs are smuggled into Nagaland annually, where they are sold in living markets and beaten to death with wooden clubs.

The animal rights activists’ campaign to end the dog meat trade started in 2016 with an investigation that revealed shocking video footage of dogmeat death pits in Nagaland.

Dogs were beaten to death in front of each other and beaten several times in protracted and painful deaths.

Alokparna Sengupta, Managing Director of Humane Society International, India, said: “The suffering of dogs in Nagaland has long cast India in a dark shadow, and this news marks an important turning point in ending the cruelty of the Indian dog meat trade.

Our own investigation in Nagaland found that terrified dogs have suffered horrific deaths in some of the worst inhumanities to animals HSI / India has ever seen. And the dogs we saved from this trade over the years had to learn to trust people again after the cruel treatment they endured. “

Dog meat is banned in India by the 2011 Food Products Standard and Additives.

However, this is insufficiently enforced, and in the states of Nagaland, Mizoram, Tripura, and Arunachal Pradesh thousands of dogs are used every year illegally captured from the street or stolen from houses and cruelly transported from neighboring states in burlap to be brutally slaughtered for consumption to be beaten to death.

Earlier this week, the Indian MP Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi urged the Nagaland government to stop trading and eating dog meat after he received new photos of the trade from an animal welfare organization based in Nagaland.
The appeal resulted in more than 125,000 people writing to the Nagaland government.

For more…at https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/07/05/india-nagaland-end-of-dog-meat-trade/

 

And I mean…We are very happy about the government’s decision to abolish the brutal trade in dogs.

It is a small success but a step further in the right direction. Our heartfelt thanks!

However, we must not forget that millions of “other” animals are brutally murdered every day. They’re animals too.
A pig is not bred to be grilled and a pet to painting.

We have been manipulated by the media for decades to determine what is “normal” and what is not “normal” when it comes to our food.

Every murder of animals is not normal.

If we want to do our job properly and consistently, we have to see all the victims that meat consumption demands, on an equal footing, and judge none of them as wrong and the other as the right one to eat.

My best regards to all, Venus

England: COVID-19 – STOPPING THE ABUSE OF SENTIENT ANIMALS – BY PHILIP LYMBERY – CEO CIWF London.

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Mark (WAV) and Phil (CIWF) campaigned together for years regarding the live export of animals from English ports.  They are still friends and communicate on current animal issues when necessary.  Although (I am) not religious; I find this article by Phil interesting – and feel that it should be included in our posts.  I have included the link below should you wish to see the pictures, and have also included the un amended article also..

Regards Mark.

 

https://catholic-animals.com/uncategorized/covid-19-stopping-the-abuse-of-sentient-animals-by-philip-lymbery/

COVID-19 – STOPPING THE ABUSE OF SENTIENT ANIMALS – BY PHILIP LYMBERY

Philip Lymbery is the Chief Executive of Compassion in World Farming and Chair of Eurogroup for Animals. He is author of the books Farmageddon and Dead Zone. Here he describes how Covid-19 demonstrates why we must ban wildlife markets and improve farming standards if we are to prevent the next pandemic or Farmageddon.

 

In early April whilst most of the world was coming to terms with the horror of the Covid-19 pandemic, Compassion in World Farming, along with some 200 other organisations, signed an Open Letter to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

We called upon the WHO to take actions including recommending that governments worldwide institute a permanent ban on live wildlife markets, drawing an unequivocal link between these markets and their proven threats to human health.

Covid-19 is just the latest example of an infection that has made the leap from animals into humans – and when infections do this, they can be particularly deadly. Three out of four new or emerging infectious diseases in people came from wild animals, including Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Ebola, MERS and HIV.

The risk of transmission of new and deadly diseases is heightened by the ways in which wild animals are typically farmed or captured and exacerbated by the inhumane and unhygienic conditions in wildlife markets, where close proximity provides the perfect opportunity for pathogens to spread between humans and animals.

Whilst our call for action has received widespread support, it has also received criticism on the grounds that wildlife trade bans might risk increased illegal trade, increased involvement of organised crime and be detrimental to livelihoods. Frankly I’m astonished by such arguments. I could not agree more with Jill Robinson, Founder and Chief Executive of Animals Asia, who has spent over three decades investigating the wildlife trade and wildlife markets. Responding to criticisms of the Open Letter to WHO, Jill commented, “The trade is already controlled by organised crime. Far better to spend millions or even billions on defeating and ending this crime and ending the trade now, rather than the trillions in the next pandemic caused by the very same dysfunctional and largely corrupt components of the wildlife trade”.

During my own investigations around the world, and particularly in Asia, I’ve seen the suffering of wild animals, caged and confined in markets. I’ve been forced to watch as they’ve been treated with no more regard than would be afforded vegetables or tin cans.

 In the 1970s Peter Roberts, Compassion in World Farming’s founder, feared that by adopting a violent attitude to Nature, man would find himself “threatened on all sides by disease, hunger and pests”. Today the world faces an onslaught of health issues, often linked to the abuse of animals, both wild and farmed.  The Coronavirus tragedy, like SARS before it, is demonstrating to the world how treating animals as mere commodities is like playing Russian Roulette with peoples’ health.

Reconnecting with our Humanity to Animals

A key component of reducing the risk of devastating diseases tomorrow is to reconnect with our humanity for animals today. Our cruel abuse of animals, both wild and farmed, is damaging our health and will continue do to so unless we fundamentally reassess our relationship with animals and recognise our ethical obligations to treat them with respect.

As a first step, I’d like to see governments around the world acting to ban wildlife markets and instituting the other measures called for in the Open Letter to WHO, as a matter of urgency.  There are many examples of successful bans that have been combined with measures that address cultural practices and provide alternative livelihoods for those in need, for example the ban on dancing bears in India.

As we move away from wet markets and the use of wildlife for food, some will call for these food sources to be replaced by factory farming. But this too is a hot house of disease linked to the emergence of deadly diseases, including highly pathogenic Avian and Swine flu strains. Indeed, I fear that factory farms may be the source of the next global pandemic.

Everyday we understand more and more how the health of animals and people are closely intertwined. As Albert Schweitzer once said, “Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, Man will not himself find peace”.

Factory Farming – A Health Crisis for the Future

With the world gripped by the worst pandemic in a lifetime, questions are starting to be asked about how our treatment of animals is storing up health crises for the future.

Whilst Covid-19 is thought to have its roots in wildlife, future pandemics may be triggered by the way animals are factory farmed. The sad fact is that factory farming is not only extremely cruel, but also a major public health risk. Keeping animals packed into cages and confined provides the perfect breeding ground for disease.  Factory farms are a ticking time-bomb for future pandemics.

Hundreds of coronaviruses are in circulation, most of them amongst animals including pigs, camels, bats and cats. Sometimes those viruses jump to humans – called a spill-over event – and can cause disease. When SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) emerged from China in 2002, it swept across the globe – largely through air travel – causing deadly illness. More than 8,000 people fell ill and 774 died, numbers surpassed by Covid-19 within two months. The 2009 Swine flu pandemic was linked to the factory farming of pigs in Mexico. Within a year, according to the WHO, the virus was linked to over 18,000 deaths worldwide.

Three out of four new or emerging infectious diseases in people come from animals, including Swine flu, Avian flu, HIV, Ebola, MERS and SARS. They are known as zoonotic diseases. The Wuhan coronavirus is the latest example of an infection that has jumped from animals into humans – and when infections do this, they can be particularly deadly.

Breeding Grounds for New Pandemics

The caged, crammed and confined conditions of factory farms provide the ideal breeding ground for new and more deadly strains of virus. Swine flu and highly pathogenic Avian flu being just two examples. When faced with a disease crisis involving farmed animals, the industry’s reaction is to fall back on locking animals inside. After all, if they are confined indoors then they are surely protected in ‘biosecure’ units that can keep out vectors of disease transmission.

What is overlooked is that those very same ‘biosecure’ intensive farm buildings are the cause of the problem. The perfect breeding ground for disease. The hothouse where new and more dangerous strains of disease emerge, often with devastating consequences for both animals and people alike.

Playing Russian Roulette with our Earth

Keeping too many animals in too small a space, often in darkened, filthy and crowded conditions, provides viruses like Avian Influenza the conditions they need to spread rapidly. As they replicate at speed, mutations can occur in the virus’ DNA, causing new strains to emerge. This allows new and deadlier strains to form and spread quickly. So, contrary to the myth levied by the industrial farming industry, keeping animals indoors simply increases the risk of disease.

The coronavirus tragedy, and Swine flu a decade earlier, have shown that treating animals as mere commodities – be they domesticated or wild – is like playing Russian Roulette with peoples’ health.

One Health, One Welfare

What I’ve come to see is that a key component of reducing the risk of devastating diseases tomorrow, is to reconnect with our humanity for animals today. The coronavirus epidemic is not a warning, but a potent demonstration of what is going wrong, what life could become. A global lifestyle that just months ago seemed invincible, suddenly seems extremely fragile. The way that the wellbeing of people, animals and the environment are interlinked have become increasingly clear. Factory farming is a public health disaster waiting to happen and it is clear that future generations will be well served by its abandonment.

Your help is vital. Thank you for your support in our movement to end factory farming. For animals, people and the planet, let’s take action today.

The ugly truth about “wonder weapon” botox

Video of the undercover investigation by the British animal rights organization Cruelty-Free International at the Wickham Laboratory, Hampshire.

 

“The BUAV (today = Cruelty-Free International) has carried out an undercover investigation inside a major UK animal laboratory and discovered the ugly truth about botox animal testing.

Our investigator found that at a lab in Hampshire around 74,000 mice a year are being subjected to cruel poisoning tests for botox. “

The Sloan Pharma company has its Botox preparation Neurobloc tested on 46,800 mice!

Protest directly at the company. We have prepared sample letters.

Botox is the trade name of one of the preparations from the neurotoxin botulinum toxin. The poison is used for medical, but mainly for cosmetic purposes.

A small injection and the wrinkles on the face have disappeared for a few months!!
But the price for youthful looks is still paid by thousands of mice – Europe alone at least 400,000 a year!

Sloan Pharma alone received LD50 tests on 46,800 mice in 2019. The painful animal experiments are carried out at the Hamburg laboratory LPT, Germany  (We have often reported on LPT https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/05/21/germany-the-death-laboratory-lpt-is-now-history/)

Botulinum toxin is the most potent poison. Because of its dangerousness, each production unit is tested in painful animal tests, the so-called LD50 test on mice, before it goes on sale.

With our campaign launched in 2007, we have achieved that the public is aware of these terrible animal experiments and that more and more manufacturers are switching to methods that do not use animal experiments.

Success!

 

For more..at https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/07/04/the-ugly-truth-about-wonder-weapon-botox/

 

Information… The three largest manufacturers of botox are “Allergan”, “Merz” and “Ipsen”.

Food giant “Nestlé” has also been selling botulinum toxin products since 2015, which are tested on mice and generate record sales.

Market leader “Allergan” posted sales of $ 1.2 billion in 2006. Botox is also a profitable business for doctors. An injection costs 200 to 600 euros, which corresponds to a six to 20-fold profit margin.

According to research, 350,000 to 400,000 mice fell victim to botox production in Europe in 2015. In 2015 alone, 150,000 mice are said to have been legally killed in Germany alone.

The number takes on dimensions that are hard to imagine if you add the markets of North America and Asia.

Because of the risk of botox, the EU has ordered an agonizing animal experiment. According to Section 7 of the Animal Welfare Act, animal testing for cosmetics is prohibited.

Although almost half of the botox preparations are used for cosmetic purposes, botox products are approved as a medication for, among other things, cramps, torticollis, or grinding of teeth.

Due to these numerous possible uses, the animal testing ban for cosmetics does not apply here. In this way, the ban on animal testing for cosmetics and their ingredients in the EU and Germany is circumvented.

The European Pharmacopoeia regulates the manufacture, designation, testing, and storage of pharmaceutical products on an international level.

It prescribes an LD50 test in mice for each (!) production unit (batch) of botulinum toxin.

The EU is also opposing the development of alternatives to the cruel toxicity test on mice.

And I mean…The dream of eternal youth is old and has evolved with every culture.

In 1546 the German painter Lucas Cranach painted this picture titled “The Fountain of Youth”.

We cannot know whether the absurdity of this picture is wanted.

But if we want to reach “The Fountain of Youth” with botox today, we can say with certainty that it is absurd.

Absurd and ridiculous. Because it is associated with millions of animal suffering.

My best regards to all, Venus

Thailand: Major Retailers Drop Thai Coconut Brands After PETA Monkey-Abuse Exposé.

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Please see the recent post at:

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/07/03/thailand-the-slave-monkeys-of-the-coconut-industry/

Breaking and very welcome news:

Major Retailers Drop Thai Coconut Brands After PETA Monkey-Abuse Exposé

disturbing PETA exposé reveals that terrified young monkeys in Thailand are kept chained, trained using abusive methods, and forced to climb trees to pick coconuts used for coconut milk, oil, and other products.

And now, more than 16,000 stores around the world have committed to never stocking products sourced from monkey labour after speaking with PETA and its affiliates. See our list below to help make sure that your coconut products don’t come from suppliers that use monkey labour.

Thousands of people are joining PETA’s campaign to stop this cruel industry, including Carrie Symonds and environment minister Lord Zac Goldsmith. Join them by adding your name:

Retailers Drop Thai Coconut Brands After PETA Monkey-Abuse Exposé

UK Retailers

Asda has dropped the brand Chaokoh. A spokesperson for the supermarket said, “We expect our suppliers to uphold the highest production standards at all times and we will not tolerate any forms of animal abuse in our supply chain. We are removing the products from sale whilst we investigate these allegations with our suppliers.”

Walgreens Boots Alliance (operator of Boots) has pledged not to stock Aroy-D or Chaokoh and not to knowingly sell any own-brand coconut food and drink products of Thai origin in its stores in the UK, US, and Thailand.

Waitrose has made a commitment to protecting monkeys: “Waitrose & Partners supports PETA’s goal to end the use of monkey labour in the coconut industry,” says John Gregson, partner and communications manager for CSR, health, and agriculture at Waitrose & Partners. “As part of our animal welfare policy we have committed to never knowingly sell any products sourced from monkey labour.”

Morrisons has suspended its supply of Chaokoh products, pending an investigation.

Ocado and Co-op have committed to never knowingly stocking any products from suppliers that use monkey labour.

Tesco has done the same, stating, “We don’t tolerate these practices and would remove any product from sale that is known to have used monkey labour during its production.” The supermarket has delisted Chaokoh products in its UK stores and is investigating its international supply lines.

Sainsbury’s is investigating the issue as a priority.

The following brands sold in the UK have policies of never sourcing coconuts from farms that use monkeys:

  • Ayam

  • Biona

  • Ceres Organics

  • Coconut Merchant

  • Coconuts Organic

  • Essential Trading

  • Koko Dairy Free

  • Lucy Bee

  • The Coconut Collaborative

  • Tiana

In the US, Bed Bath and Beyond’s Cost Plus World Market has stopped buying coconut products from Chaokoh.

Ahold Delhaize and its brands (including Giant Food, Food Lion, Stop & Shop, and Hannaford in the US as well as Albert Heijn in the Netherlands) have also committed to not knowingly stocking or selling any products sourced from suppliers that use monkey labour.

Help Monkeys

Please make sure that your coconut products don’t come from suppliers that use monkey labour. Avoid the brands Aroy-D and Chaokoh and all coconut products from Thailand. In general, coconut products originating in Brazil, Colombia, Hawaii, India, and the Philippines are supplied by companies that don’t use monkey labour.

Aroy-D and Chaokoh are still exploiting monkeys. Send a message urging them to stop supporting this cruel industry.

TAKE ACTION:

https://secure.peta.org.uk/page/54159/action/1

Germany: shameless and obvious animal law violation

The Federal Council today approved an amendment to the Animal Welfare and Livestock Ordinance, which means that the cruel box keeping of breeding sows can take place for another eight years.

 

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Most of the Greens involved in the government in eleven federal states justify this step by saying that after this transition period there will be a change in the system to keeping sows in groups.

In order to achieve this long-term goal, the Greens agreed to a “compromise” (!!) that legalized the sows’ previously illegal keeping conditions.

For the next eight years, the animal no longer even has the right prescribed by law to be allowed to stretch out unhindered when lying down.

Paragraphs 1 and 2 of the Animal Welfare Act clearly regulate that ” an animal must be accommodated in a behavioral manner and that pain, suffering, and damage must not be caused to it without a reasonable reason”.
An often weeks-long fixation of sows in narrow metal cages is undoubtedly not behavioral. 

You don’t need to be an expert to see that. But according to the “new” law, it stays that way!!

For more…at https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/07/03/germany-shameless-and-obvious-animal-violations/

 

And I mean: The corrupt Agriculture Minister of Germany Julia Klöckner has thus successfully legalized an illegal condition.

The Higher Administrative Court ruled: “The ordinance stipulates that sows kept in a crate must be able to take a reclining position in the crate at both sides, where their limbs do not encounter obstacles.”

The regulation has existed since 2001 and has been violated for almost 20 years.

Illegal is Illegal! is it so difficult to abolish it?

Here it becomes clear how strong the lobbyists of the meat mafia are among German politicians.

The Greens are making every effort to reinterpret their sale to animals as progress.

They cheer the dirty “compromise” as “getting out of the crate”, and by that, they mean that they managed to shorten the fixation in the farrowing area to five days. But even that only comes into force after 17 years.

Let’s be honest: you don’t have to be Chinese to operate such a shit policy against animals; Germans can do it too.

My best  regards to all, Venus

 

Thailand: the slave monkeys of the coconut industry

A disturbing PETA exposé reveals that terrified young monkeys in Thailand are kept chained, driven insane, abusively trained, and forced to climb trees to pick coconuts used to make coconut water, milk, oil, and other products that are sold around the world, including in Australia.

 

For the Thai coconut industry, many monkeys are reportedly illegally abducted from their families and homes in nature when they’re just babies.

They’re fitted with rigid metal collars and kept chained or tethered until they’re no longer useful to farmers.

The terrified young monkeys are forced to perform frustrating and difficult tasks, such as twisting heavy coconuts until they fall off the trees from a great height.

An investigator learned that if monkeys try to defend themselves, their canine teeth may be pulled out.

Some monkeys were transported in cramped cages that were barely large enough for them to turn around in, and others were left in locked cages on the back of a ute with no shelter from the pouring rain. One monkey was seen frantically shaking the cage bars in a vain attempt to escape.

Take Action

Please make sure that your coconut products don’t come from suppliers that use monkey labor. Avoid the brands Aroy-D and Chaokoh – also sold as TCC in Australia – and all coconut products from Thailand.

In general, coconut products originating in Brazil, Colombia, Hawaii, India, and the Philippines are supplied by companies that don’t use monkey labor.

Sign below to urge Aroy-D and Chaokoh to stop supporting this cruel industry by obtaining their coconuts from companies that don’t exploit monkeys.

 

https://secure.peta.org.au/page/54877/action/1

 

My Comment and Information: The next time you use coconut milk when cooking, check out the packaging. If it comes from Thailand, the nuts were probably picked by tortured monkeys, southern pig monkeys. Don`t buy it!

In the province of Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand’s largest coconut palm growing region, they work as slaves eight hours a day, six days a week – as the Thai labor law also stipulates for people as maximum working hours.

For more…at https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/07/03/thailand-the-slave-monkeys-of-the-coconut-industry/

 

My best regards to all, Venus

 

England: A new strain of the swine flu virus, H1N1 G4, has been detected both in pigs and humans in China.

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A new strain of the swine flu virus, H1N1 G4, has been detected both in pigs and humans in China.

More than 1 in 10 pig farm workers in the new study had already been infected, according to antibody blood tests which showed exposure to the virus.The tests also showed that as many as 4.4% of the general population also appeared to have been exposed. Pigs have been shown to be hosts or “mixing vessels” for this new virus dubbed G4. Although the virus has not caused illnesses in people, and has not yet passed from humans to humans, scientists fear that it might mutate and cause another global pandemic.

Besides a new vaccine, I fear that the preventative measures will be focussed on increased factory farm biosecurity instead of ending a flawed system. Last April we wrote about pandemics and factory farming, and interviewed Dr Michael Greger MD who explained, “the sheer number of animals, overcrowding, the stress crippling their immune systems, the ammonia from the decomposing waste burning their lungs. The lack of sunlight, lack of fresh air, put all these factors together and we have the perfect storm environment for breeding these so-called ‘super strains’ of influenza”.

London’s top public health official has said that meat processing plants are one of the areas where a second wave of COVID is most likely to emerge in the capital; “food factories are an ‘emerging area’ of concern because of the proximity of workers to each other and the low pay, meaning staff were unlikely to be able to afford to self-isolate at home if they fell sick”.. Outbreaks have been seen in meat processing plants in Wales and Yorkshire, and in Germany, France, Spain and the US. The USA reports 20,000 infections of COVID in meat packing plant workers.

This week two democrat senators are accusing Smithfields (and other meat factory companies) of manipulating the COVID crisis to force ‘deregulatory measures’, allowing them to stay open in the name of feeding the American public. Turns out sales to China were up more than ever during that time, in fact they were record breaking! Meanwhile, China has banned imports from specific US, Brazilian, UK and German packing plants with a high incidence of COVID. Was this because Chinese authorities were concerned about the possibility that the meat itself could carry the COVID virus?

Last May we made a short film about the COVID and African Swine Flu outbreaks at Smithfield Foods, the biggest player in the US pork industry. The driver of this corporate take over from family farms to massive factory farms is the development banks. For example, in the nineteen-nineties Smithfield was granted a $100m soft loan to expand into Poland where they could take advantage of cheap labour and poorly enforced worker and animal welfare standards to outcompete pig farmers across the EU – farmers must ‘get big or get out of the industry’. See the documentary about this corporate take-over in our Channel 4 film Pig Business.

If Parliament fails to add vital amendments to the Agriculture Bill, Smithfield no longer has to go to Poland to get their deeply flawed factory farmed pork onto our shelves . In response to the NFU’s 1 million-strong petition to protect UK farmers from being undercut by substandard imports, the government has set up a Trade and Agriculture Commission. But it won’t be enough to protect UK farmers as its recommendations will only be advisory and not legally binding. A dangerous position when members of Boris’s cabinet, like Liz Truss, are prepared to sacrifice our farmers on the altar of so-called free trade.

London –  As the Bill continues to be debated in the House of Lords, Lord Dundee has tabled some additional amendments to include support for rearing livestock outdoors, for agro-ecological smallholder farming and for making land available to new food growers.

So, lobby politicians to improve the Bill by sending your own version of this letter to your MP or member of the House of Lords, forward our newsletter to friends, family and networks, share Farms Not Factories posts on social media, and urge your friends and local restaurants to buy only high welfare local pork/meat products.

Please share this newsletter or just the videos/info with your friends and networks.

Best wishes,

Tracy WorcesterDirector
farmsnotfactories.org

 

Lots of issues but little time. Check them all out here.

 

Lots of issues but little time.

So here are links to several WAV posts done recently on a whole series of issues.

Check each of them out as there is a lot of interesting information.

Regards WAV.

Or come over to the site at  https://worldanimalsvoice.com/ and read them there – as some will have pictures or photos.

Here are the links:

EU calf transport – EU confirms NO derogation to rules for animals transported on Ro-Ro ships.  Great News for us.

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/07/02/netherlands-unweaned-live-calf-exports-eu-commission-confirms-that-there-is-no-derogation-to-the-feeding-intervals-in-the-case-of-animals-transported-on-roro-roll-on-roll-off-vessels/

 

 

USA Project Coyote – Residents Urged to oppose killing of wildlife in Mendocino county; includes petition.

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/07/02/usa-project-coyote-pr-county-residents-urged-to-oppose-killing-of-wildlife-in-mendocino-county/

 

 

Australia:  Koalas face extinction in NSW by 2050; new report finds.

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/07/02/australia-koalas-face-extinction-in-new-south-wales-by-2050-report-finds/

 

 

France:  Poem from an activist – I could never forget you.

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/07/01/france-a-poem-from-violette-at-la-ligue-des-animaux-i-could-never-forget-you-i-could-never-forgive-them/

 

 

Very Worrying !

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/07/01/worrying-very/

France: the animal welfare party wins 12 seats in local elections

SENSATION! The French animal protection party “Parti Animaliste” has now won seats in an election for the first time since it was founded four years ago.

It ran the municipal elections with twelve separate lists and an additional twelve individual candidacies on lists of other parties.

The result could hardly have been better: The Parti Animaliste now has 12 seats – including in Paris, Grenoble, Montpellier, and Nantes.

Congratulations, dear fighters for justice!

 

So that animals, nature, and people can have a future worth living!

Incidentally, according to a current survey, 72% of the French demand that local politics should also explicitly commit to more animal protection.

This shows that all political levels have to make an effort to adequately tackle one of the greatest upcoming political future tasks: that all sentient beings are understood as individuals and that they must be actively protected against suffering and risks.

We congratulate our fellow campaigners and thank everyone who has campaigned for this sensational result!

https://www.facebook.com/Tierschutzpartei/

Our clients are getting more and more lawyers.

We are very happy about the great election result!!

My best regards to all, Venus

 

Happy birthday, Pamela Anderson!

An activist with a heart of gold!

In 2012 she was in Germany to assist Captain Paul Watson while he was detained in Germany at the request of the governments of Costa Rica and Japan to be extradited. The world-famous actress and animal rights activist is also a member of the board of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

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And I mean…When Julian Assange hid in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, Pamela Andersons visited him several times. Now she even went to prison for him. She also visited the WikiLeaks founder in detention in London.

In an interview in the German magazine “Der Spiegel”, she said: I visited him because he is my friend. I wanted to support him. I wanted to hug him. I think he and WikiLeaks have made important information available to the world; on US Army were crimes in Iraq and other evils by powerful people.

It’s just not right to throw him in a maximum-security prison for publishing important documents. ”

We wish you many, many years dear Pamela.

For animal rights and human rights

My best regards to all, Venus

 

joke of the day

Regards and a good night from Venus

 

The zoo in Magdalena Peninsula must be closed immediately!

IMAGES of a seal that has been so neglected it has become covered in seaweed has led to calls for the zoo keeping it to be closed.

Animal rights activists want the small zoo in the Magdalena Peninsula, in Santander, Spain, closed immediately and have condemned it as a “throwback to the bad old days”.

Images of unhappy animals at the zoo have been circulating on Spanish social media sites and have led to a petition for its closure.
The animal rights group AnimaNaturalis says more than 6,000 have signed its letter of protest to Santander council.

Petition: (https://www.animanaturalis.org/n/45482/firma-ahora-para-exigir-actuaciones-en-el-minizoo-del-palacio-de-la-magdalena)

The charity’s leader Aïda Gascón said that the seal covered in green algae “seems to be letting itself die” (!!!).

But opposition parties unsuccessfully tabled a motion before the city council demanding to shut the zoo.

The council which runs the zoo says the seal had not been mistreated
The council which runs the zoo says the seal had not been mistreated Credit: AnimaNaturalis

 Local councilor Daniel Fernández: “Those pictures convey an image of inconceivable and disgraceful treatment of animals when we see things like the sea lion pen with no water.

“This would be unacceptable anywhere in the world, but it is even more surprising in a city that wants to position itself as a tourist attraction.”

The seals have had no water generally from the sea, they can only swim in standing water, the consistency of which is already greenish and obviously dirty.

A petition has been signed to close the zoo, in Santander zoo

One woman even noticed that they were swimming a dead or sick seal on the water filled with grass and moss.

After the complaint, the Santander City Council assured that the dead animals had died naturally and that there were no animals that had been abused or lived under unfortunate conditions as they were all well looked after by veterinarians.

However, the videos leave their own and strangers speechless.

 

Petition (and Video) please sign: (https://www.animanaturalis.org/n/45482/firma-ahora-para-exigir-actuaciones-en-el-minizoo-del-palacio-de-la-magdalena)

 

For more…at https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/07/01/the-zoo-in-magdalena-peninsula-must-be-closed-immediately/

 

And I mean…It was never and for no animal a species-appropriate life in the zoo.
Now the prison owners give up their inmates because they cannot make money with them.

In Germany, we are currently experiencing similar crimes in the zoos.

The corona pandemic has led to a crisis in (almost) all zoos around the world that is trying to survive the mandatory quarantine.

Some managed to get support, but others who got nothing refused to close.

This is the case in the mini -zoo in Magdalena Peninsula, Santander in Spain, a terrible situation!

“Seems to be letting itself die,” said charity’s leader Aïda Gascón.

And why don’t you do something to prevent it @ Aïda Gascón? Would you let your child die too?

The answer is because there is no profit from them at the moment!

The stupid visitors who co-finance this misery with their tickets stay away because of Corona, the zoo-business is bad, so some inmates have to fall a victim.

@Mayor Gema Igual, we demand that you close this place and rescue these animals urgently. We watch you!

 

My best regards to all, Venus

 

German hunting fair: The Mecca of animal killers

The “Jagd & Hund (Hunting and Dog)” fair, which takes place annually in Dortmund, Germany, is Europe’s largest hunting fair.

The organizers advertise themselves with the participation of exhibitors from over 40 nations from all continents.

Among them are almost 180 tour operators who offer the shooting down of individuals of endangered and protected species such as various deep sea birds and songbirds, polar bears, rhinos, elephants, lions, leopards, giraffes, monkeys, brown bears, and wolves – quite legally.

As in colonial times, wealthy trophy hunters shoot endangered animals.

We are currently experiencing the greatest loss of species since time immemorial.

Hunting methods are used that are prohibited in Germany for good reasons: hunting with a bow and arrow, crossbow, or revolver. A hunting license is often not even required.

In some places, wild animals such as for example Lions specially bred in hunting farms to have them shot by trophy hunters in large enclosures.

In Africa alone, 18,000 trophy hunters kill over 100,000 wild animals each year.

The shooting down of an individual animal often endangers their entire family and group system.

Hundreds of trophies of internationally protected species are imported to Germany every year.

According to the federal government between 2017 and 2019, it was 89 leopards, 89 hippos, 89 brown bears, 85 elephants, 54 lions, 46 wolves, 23 Argali sheep, 17 Cheetahs, 6 polar bears, 6 white rhinos, 1 black rhinoceros, hundreds of zebras and monkeys and numerous other species.

Please sign the petition: http://chng.it/qPtjZ6jkxx

 

For more…at https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/06/30/german-hunting-fair-the-mecca-of-animal-killers/

 

And I mean…Does anyone really believe that even a poor family in these countries benefits from the murderous big game hunt?

In countries with an obscure legal situation, with horrendous corruption, with often dictatorial governments, where the very few rich bathe in gold and where the very poor have hardly a bite to eat?

Hunting is (almost) in all cases a leisure pleasure, a pervert one, for an elite group of people with exclusive rights, who is partly willing to pay a lot of money to enjoy a very special but psychotic thrill.

Hunters kill up to five million wild animals and an estimated several hundred thousand dogs and cats in Germany every year.

In just a few weeks, private individuals can complete the hunting license (the “Green Graduation”), then lease a hunting ground and shoot legally defenseless fellow-creatures in their free time.

There are only about 1,000 professional hunters, mostly forest officials, against the approximately 380,000 hobby hunters in Germany.

Hunting is not nature conservation, because not only 5.5 million wild animals die every year, but more than 350,000 cats and over 40,000 dogs are killed by hunters (information taken from official hunting publications). Trusting hunters in animal welfare is like trusting a pedophile to run a children’s daycare center.

My request is, therefore: hunt the hunters out of the forest!

My best regards to all, Venus

 

Australia: the annual slaughter of kangaroos

 

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The Australian Government authorizes the slaughter of millions of kangaroos every single year.

They are shot at night in the vast outback, away from public scrutiny.

40 percent of kangaroos are not expertly killed, they suffer wounded for hours.

 

Farmers have a financial interest in the mass murder:

Around half of the merino wool produced worldwide comes from Australia. The herds and the need for pasture land are correspondingly large.

Wild kangaroos take away the pastures from the flocks of sheep.

This annoys the Australian farmers – they consider the national symbol like a plague and a threat to their financial income from the sale of the merino wool.

The flesh and leather of the killed kangaroos are exported in large quantities.
Germany is one of the main sales markets for kangaroo products.

 

https://www.heute.at/s/australien-schlachtet-seine-kangurus-ab-43441456#story_comments

 

And I mean…It is the largest annual massacre of wildland animals on the planet. And one of the most brutal.

Kangaroo carcases-®Hopping Pictures

Shame on Australia for murdering their iconic kangaroos to make meaningless purses, wallets, jackets, shoes, or sporting goods! The killing is a disgrace – cruel and entirely profit-motivated.

Shame on Australia, on farmers and murderous hunters who always want to protect their businesses with murder.

This corrupt government is not only to blame for the annual mass murder of the harmless kangaroos but also for the murderous business model of ship transport with sheep to Kuwait and the Arab Emirates.

The Australian government must go, Morrison must go.

My best regards to all Venus

 

Babbysitting

 

My neighbor works again so I take care of the little ones

Regards and a good night from Venus

 

Scotland: Live Calf Exports – Judicial Review: First step to victory!

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Read it all at:

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/06/29/scottish-calf-exports-judicial-review-first-step-to-victory/

Related WAV posts on this issue:

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/06/16/scotland-live-calf-exports-from-scotland-judicial-review-latest-news-from-ciwf-london/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/06/09/scotland-opinion-mark-smith-cruel-and-unjustified-the-legal-case-against-the-scottish-government-that-you-might-not-have-heard-about/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/05/05/the-cruelty-transport-of-unweaned-calves-direct-from-ireland-to-france-and-from-scotland-via-ramsgate-england-for-further-fattening-in-spain/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2018/09/12/scotland-po-stops-transporting-calves-following-bbc-investigation/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2018/11/27/england-dutchman-onderwater-exports-scottish-calves-from-ramsgate-plus-more-info/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2018/11/15/november-2018-scottish-farmers-now-exporting-calves-via-ramsgate-england-with-help-from-dutchman-oderwater/

 

CIWF Trucking hell

 

Dear Mark,

Great news on our Judicial Review of British calf exports. The Scottish Government’s outrageous request for an indefinite delay has been REJECTED!

The Court of Session has, instead, chosen to double the court time available for our case – and the hearing is now expected to take place in October.

The battle against cruelty isn’t over yet, but we’ve secured a first, big victory. A huge thank you to everyone who has backed this campaign so far. If you haven’t already done so, please:

Take action – Call on the Scottish Government to drop their defence of the appalling live export trade.

Donate – 100% of your gift will support Compassion’s work in the UK.

Spread the word to fight live exports, using ciwf.org.uk/JusticeForCalves

Thank you! Together, we will keep up the fight for #JusticeForCalves.

With best wishes,
Nick

STUCK ON A TRUCK

Every year, thousands of unweaned calves are sent from Scotland to fattening farms in Spain. These vulnerable, young ‘by products’ of the dairy industry suffer journeys that are both horrific and, we believe, illegal.

Animal transport law states that unweaned calves cannot travel for more than 8 hours – unless, after a maximum of 9 hours’ transport, they are rested, given water and, “if necessary”, fed.

In reality, the ‘rest’ usually just means the lorry stops moving for an hour. And, because milk substitute can’t in practice be provided on the trucks, calves may go as long as 23 hours without food. They must be stressed, exhausted, and desperately hungry.

Whilst they’re on British farms, these young animals must legally be fed twice a day. Yet the transporters think it’s not ‘necessary’ to feed them until they’re first unloaded in Northern France!

What is the basic evil of the meat industry?

Hundreds of new corona cases were registered this week in a slaughterhouse of the Tönnies company in Germany.

At the Tönnies headquarters in Rheda-Wiedenbrück, around 5,300 employees will have to be tested in the next few days.

As a result, all schools and daycare centers in the Gütersloh district were closed again. Around 7,000 people are now in quarantine around the company.

Federal Labor Minister of Germany Hubertus Heil called the situation “shocking”.

For him, one of the main problems in the industry is that work in slaughterhouses is increasingly done with employment contracts and subcontractors, so that workers, most of whom are from Eastern Europe, are “not treated fairly”.

He now wants to end this “basic evil”, said Heil in the state television channel ARD.
But is that it?

The meat industry has other problem areas:

1. Too much manure

More animals also mean more animal excretions.

But where to put the manure? A large part of it ends up in the meadows and fields of farmers – and thus contaminates soil and groundwater with nitrogen.

Agriculture is responsible for around 57 percent of the nitrogen that is released into the environment in Germany, according to the Federal Environment Agency.

For more…at https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/06/29/what-is-the-basic-evil-of-the-meat-industry/

 

And I mean…According to market observers, the temporary closure of Tönnies’ largest German slaughterhouse in Rheda-Wiedenbrück will not lead to supply shortages.

“Meat is not scarce in Germany, not even pigs,” the Agrarmarkt Information Society in Bonn reassures us.

Thank God! Our daily meat is secured, corpses are still produced in accord.

My best regards to all, Venus

 

Vietnam: 29/6/20 – Bile Bear ‘Cotton Blossom’ Will Be Rescued by Animals Asia )n 30/6. Team Already On the Road.

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Breaking News – Animals Asia – 29/6/20

Vietnam – Bear ‘Cotton Blossom’ Will be rescued tomorrow from her life of bile farming.

Rescue team are finally on their way after earlier preventions due to Covid.

 

Dear Mark,

We’ve finally received the go-ahead to rescue a lonely moon bear in desperate need of love and care.

Our emergency response team are on their way right now.

We were first alerted to her plight back in March. But due to the Covid-19 outbreak causing widespread travel restrictions in Vietnam, and this poor bear being held in the border region of Gia Lai province, over 700 miles away from our sanctuary, we couldn’t reach her.

But we didn’t forget. And we’ve been preparing for her arrival ever since. Her house has been cleaned, her bed made and a delicious feast is being prepared for arrival. But that’s not all…

Back in March, the spring sunshine was warming the air, and the magnificent red cotton blossoms were blooming. Though we couldn’t rush to her aid there and then, we remained hopeful that her many years of darkness were coming to an end and she would soon blossom at our life-saving sanctuary. To mark her eventual arrival we planted a Cotton Blossom tree. And in honour of the bear you’ll help us rescue, we’ve named her Cotton Blossom.

Currently, we know precious little about her. What we do know is that she’s been forced to endure painful bile extraction and we can almost be sure that she’ll have serious health issues as a consequence.

She’ll need special ongoing care and treatment for the rest of her life. Which we hope could be another 15 years or more. Hopefully, with enough love and time, all of the pain, anger and fear she feels will fade into distant memories.

In these dark times, will you be the ray of sunshine she’s been waiting for?

You can help this sweet girl on the road to recovery and beyond by making a donation today.

Our rescue team plans to arrive tomorrow morning. In the meantime, we’ll do our very best to keep you updated, and I hope to bring you more information soon. For live updates, and to see your kindness in action, please be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

As always, thank you from the bottom of my heart for being there for Asia’s animals when they need you most.

With bear hugs of gratitude and of hope,

Jill Robinson MBE, Dr med vet hc, Hon LLD
Founder and CEO, Animals Asia

PS It takes a lifetime of care to help rebuild a broken bear. Please will you help Cotton Blossom begin her long road to recovery with a healing gift today? Thank you so much for caring.

 

 

Mikki, her calf Fitz, and companion Punch have to go in the sanctuary.

Louisville Zoo, Kentucky, USA, continues to hold three elephants captive in a cramped exhibit. A mother elephant, her young calf, and their one companion named Punch — all held in a cramped enclosure in order to generate profits from paying customers.

Louisville Zoo forces Mikki to endure a bittersweet motherhood
Credit: Matt Stone/Courier Journal, Louisville Courier-Journal via Imagn Content Services, LLC

 

After seven years of repeated and failed artificial insemination attempts by Louisville Zoo staff, 35-year-old African elephant Mikki finally gave birth to a calf this year.

Baby Fitz is the Louisville Zoo’s second elephant birth in its fifty-year history. In 2010, Mikki’s calf named Scotty died at age three from colic.

Like his mother, Mikki, and cell-mate Punch—who were both taken from the wild—Fitz will be robbed of the relationships he would naturally form with other elephants including other family members near his own age.

Artificial insemination is the process used to produce babies for the zoo industry.

It’s an unnatural, invasive, and likely traumatic experience for elephants, often requiring their legs to be chained down—indicating that individuals like Mikki would flee the procedure if given the choice.

Still, the Zoo forced Mikki to undergo six artificial insemination procedures in 2016 alone.

Baby Fitz and his mother Mikki in the captivity of Zoo

 

Your voice is needed now to ask Louisville Zoo to close its elephant exhibit for good and to send Mikki, her calf Fitz, and companion Punch to an accredited sanctuary where they can live the rest of their lives in peace.

Petition: https://www.idausa.org/campaign/elephants/late

For more and including the 6 myths about zoos … at https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/06/29/mikki-her-calf-fitz-and-companion-punch-have-to-go-in-the-sanctuary/

 

My best regards to all, Venus

 

 

close friends

 

If you think that every Facebook contact is your friend, you don’t know what friendship means;

Regards and a good night from Venus

Animal experiments offer to suffer, no security!

 

In this document, report the victims of the TGN1412 human test report.

TGN1412 led to a drug scandal by many in 2006.

TGN1412, which is used to treat I .a. Leukemia, arthritis, and multiple sclerosis led to permanent damage such as multi-organ failure and amputations for six subjects in the phase I trial.

Only a few minutes after the award, the subjects reported symptoms such as headache, severe hot flashes, and fever, followed by vomiting, severe pain, and symptoms of a severe inflammatory reaction. The subjects reported a feeling of “burning all over their bodies”.

They received only 1/500 of the dose that was found to be harmless in animal experiments (macaques).

This example shows that in human experiments after animal experiments we always start from zero.
That is why we call for animal-free and human-based research, e.g. with the multi-organ chip and a phase 0!

 Real Stories

And I mean…Animals are used for experiments because they cannot defend themselves in an organized manner and therefore they are on humans delivered.

That is the ethical basis for all animal experiments.

The life of a human being is no higher than that of an animal. There is no evidence or reason for this.
Anyone who claims that animals in captivity and experiments do not suffer is either clueless or makes money from it.

The main difference between humans and animals is that humans are able to feel pity. The person who does not have this quality towards animals is de facto an asshole.

The alone fact that experimenters are able to keep and torture animals at will, is a crime against any moral base.

Anyone who knows and has studied the history of the Nazi-Era knows how the animal experimenters tick. Their actions correspond 100% to the mass murderers of the time.
In every detail.

Even Zyklon B is still used to kill experimental animals.

It is not possible to keep behaviorally disordered people out of this area; therefore names, addresses, photos, and the crimes of the “researchers” must be made public.

My best regards to all, Venus

 

Wanna Make History ?

 

do something

Its Not Just Humans That Grieve !

 

 

Its so humanly arrogant to think we are the only animals that grieve for the loss of family and friends.

Animals express happiness and sadness when reacting to situations, these two penguins are mourning the loss of their baby.

Animals feel and want to be free! of us tormenting them.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1276805081049030658

 

 

 

Welcome Romanian Friends and Supporters.

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See all photos at:

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/06/28/romania-welcome-to-our-romanian-visitor-and-campaigner-friends/

 

WAV Comment –

 

Romania is still one of the beautiful, wild places in Europe.  It has a lot of citizens who support the policy of keeping the wild for the wild and letting nature and the animals that live within exist as they should, without persecution from man.

But like all nations; Romania also has a dark side when it comes to animals; especially issues relating to stray dogs, and also live exports of sheep.

As some of you will be aware, we at WAV last year tracked and reported on a consignment of live sheep throughout the journey between Romania and Iran.

It was not only this shipment that has caused us concern. We were also informed at the time that Romania was planning on exporting around 200,000 live sheep to the middle east every month for the next 6 months or so.

“It is clear that sheep have suffered terribly throughout this entire journey, and that’s before we even mention the routine abuse and fully conscious slaughter they are subjected to when they arrive at their destinations,” said Gabriel Paun. “These sheep come from the green meadows and high mountains of the Romanian countryside, and the contrast in how they are treated in the live export trade is unimaginable.”

The Netherlands (Dutch) MEP Anja Hazekamp called on the European Commission to launch an infringement procedure against Romania, after the country authorised the mass transport of 70.000 sheep from the Port of Midia to the Persian Gulf while temperatures rose above 45 °C.

 

 

 

Midia, Romania – Nov 2019

A live export vessel loaded with live sheep for export overturned within hours of leaving the Romanian port of Midia   The Romanian government called off the rescue efforts to save over 14,600 sheep trapped inside a capsized live export ship — despite claims that sounds can be heard indicating that animals are still alive.

In the end, despite many thousands of sheep drowning in the capsize; some (very few) of the survivors which were rescued were eventually provided with sanctuary. 

Welcome tour Romanian visitors today – we have noticed a lot of attendance to the site from Romania over the last few days; and we very much welcome you coming to pay us a visit.. 

So here following we are giving most of our past Romanian links with the hope they will be of use to our visitors if they are working on campaign issues.  We ask them to especially work on the issues of stray dogs and cats; and also on the live export business which involves so many tens of thousands of live sheep.

 

In memory of all the suffering animals in Romania – past and present.

 

Regards Mark and Venus (WAV).

 

Past links:  Different Issues, but lots of information and videos / photographs

 

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/04/29/eu-have-the-welfare-lobby-been-saying-this-for-years-dg-sante-audit-reveals-major-problems-with-live-export-from-romania/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/04/20/romania-and-the-dog-mafia-europas/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/03/02/romania-mass-murder-for-pigs/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/01/23/romania-the-live-export-sheep-trade-is-killing-farmers-romania-needs-meat-processing-and-fast/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/01/18/update-romania-180-sheep-destined-for-slaughter-given-second-chance-after-cargo-ship-capsizes/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/12/17/romanian-pound-wont-feed-dogs-for-12-days-of-christmas-we-ask-for-your-help-to-resolve/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/12/16/romania-surviving-sheep-to-be-given-sanctuary-a-message-from-lyn-white-animals-australia/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/12/04/romania-caring-activists-take-to-the-streets-and-the-agriculture-ministry-in-support-of-the-14000-sheep-who-drowned-at-midia/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/11/30/be-a-voice-to-get-sanctuary-for-surviving-romanian-sheep-from-capsized-live-export-ship-petition/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/11/26/romania-more-footage/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/11/26/breaking-romanian-government-calls-off-rescue-efforts-to-save-sheep-still-alive-inside-export-ship-despite-claims-that-sounds-can-still-be-heard/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/11/26/australia-a-message-from-lyn-white-animals-australia-re-the-incident-off-romania-over-14000-sheep-drown/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/11/25/syrian-crew-registered-in-the-pacific-a-rust-bucket-vessel-40-years-old-ignorant-romania-useless-eu-it-all-adds-up-to-a-cheap-and-nasty-live-export-business-as-we-have-said-for-decades/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/11/13/romania-neanderthals-in-horse-markets/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/10/28/eu-remember-the-romanian-sheep-to-the-middle-east-in-extreme-temperatures-the-latest-from-the-eu-but-still-no-infringement/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/09/18/remember-the-al-shuwaikh-and-the-romania-sheep-now-it-is-trying-to-take-sa-sheep-read-the-latest-from-animals-australia-and-the-rspca/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/09/15/15-9-wav-letter-to-meps-re-romanian-sheep-and-box-trailers-nothing-from-anyone-so-we-write-again/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/09/04/nightmare-comes-true-for-romanian-sheep-exported-to-the-gulf/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/08/02/2-8-19-copy-of-the-letter-from-the-eu-do-nothing-commissioner-to-the-animal-welfare-ignorant-romanian-minister/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/08/01/romanian-sheep-ship-update-1-8-19-1020hrsgmt-vessel-now-entering-kuwait-city-expected-to-dock-0300hrs-local/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/07/24/eu-se-england-meps-now-asked-by-wav-as-to-why-france-stops-live-transport-and-yet-romania-exports-70000-live-sheep-to-the-middle-east-in-temperatures-10-degrees-hotter/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/07/24/well-done-france-imposing-a-live-animal-transport-ban-in-extreme-heat-but-eu-what-about-the-70000-romanian-sheep-being-exported-in-40-degrees-temperatures-time-the-eu-enforced-its-policies/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/07/17/eu-live-export-latest-mep-demands-action-against-romania-and-is-the-new-president-elect-of-the-commission-committed-to-making-a-change-for-animals/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2018/10/20/romania-portrays-himself-as-jeckyll-the-child-lover-but-in-reality-he-is-hyde-the-mass-animal-killer/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2018/09/25/romania-291-cats-and-dogs-sterilised-free-of-chargeto-reduce-animal-stray-population-serbia-take-note/

UK: Spreadable Vegan Cheeses Made From Almond Milk To Debut In Major U.K. Retailers.

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Cheese Spreads | Nush Foods

28/6/20 — Spreadable Vegan Cheeses Made From Almond Milk To Debut In Major U.K. Retailers

 

 

‘Nush is a category innovator and so we are really proud to be the U.K.’s only live vegan almond m*lk cheese’

LIAM GILLIVER

Spreadable vegan cheese from Nush is to debut in major U.K. retailers Sainsbury’s and Asda.

The company’s products, which are made from almond milk, are fortified with vegan probiotic cultures and come in two flavors: Natural and Chive.

Retailing at £2.75 per tub, Nush’s cheese is also free from preservatives, additives, gluten, and soy.

‘Growing demand’

In a statement sent to Vegan Food & Living, co-founder Bethany Eaton said: “We are delighted to be listed by Sainsbury’s and Asda stores nationwide with our range of dairy-free cheese spreads, reaching the growing market of people across the U.K. who are wanting a healthy alternative to dairy cheese.

“Nush is a category innovator and so we are really proud to be the U.K.’s only live vegan almond m*lk cheese. There is growing demand for dairy-free cheese and through our range, British consumers can enjoy a delicious vegan offering that contains 30 percent pure almonds.”

‘Delicious cheeses’

Earlier this year, Nush launched its vegan cream cheese in more than 200 Marks & Spencer stores across the U.K.

“We’ve been working so hard to make our delicious cheeses available across the country and are so excited that more people than ever before will be able to try them! We hope you find a store near you very soon!” the company wrote on its website.

WAV Comment:

So we can now move completely away from this  – gentle cows turned into industry milking machines; who have their babies stolen from them a matter of hours after being born:

 

https://twitter.com/i/status/1276853065618948097

 

to a completely dairy free cheese.

 

Bill Gates: “70 to 80 percent of the world’s population will have to take the vaccine”

Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates lamented the US is ‘not even close’ to doing enough to fight the pandemic, before warning that the vaccine he wants to inject into every human on the planet does require their consent first.

Gates seemed miffed that Washington wasn’t following his instructions more closely, complaining that “it’s possible to ramp up testing for a new pathogen very, very fast” if they’d just do as they were told.

He blamed the higher infection numbers in the US, which continues to lead the world with upwards of 2.5 million confirmed cases and over 125,000 deaths, on the nation’s failure to adopt the same measures as everyone else.

Jeff Bezos: Founder of the “Amazon”

 

US billionaires’ wealth soars by $565 BILLION during pandemic while millions lose jobs!

Gates, who has repeatedly expressed a desire to inoculate the world’s population with whatever vaccine emerges from the research laboratories he is funding, admitted the shot might be rolled out before it’s working perfectly.

“It’s possible the vaccine will be better at protecting you individually and not stop you from transmitting…it’s not guaranteed that the vaccine will be a perfect transmission blocker.”

Some 70 to 80 percent of the world’s population will have to take the vaccine before anyone can hope to live a normal life again “with people taking vacations,” travel, and sporting events, Gates explained, implying they had no choice.

For more…at https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/06/27/bill-gates-70-to-80-percent-of-the-worlds-population-will-have-to-take-the-vaccine/

 

And I mean…Corona is a pandemic without real experts, without evidence-based studies, and all of this with open contradictions.
Mass tests should continue to take place today, although the test results have to be constantly corrected.

And worse: still only RKI, WHO, and John Hopkins University is considered to be “reliable” sources of information.

The economy is down and politicians seem to be only interested in vaccination and are using the panic mode of a second wave, otherwise, there will be further restrictions, wage cuts, and other taxes to deal with the crisis.

And now? What is this all about?
So you are waiting for the liberating injection, which should come in 3 years and usually has to be tested for 5 years.
But it was actually developed some time ago.
So it’s done. Great!

You find Bill Gates extremely trustworthy because a lot of money is thrown in all directions by someone who could not even bring virus-free or error-free software onto the market, and he made every effort to ensure that the swarm ironed out the errors.

Meanwhile, some more or less voluntary surveillance apps are playing on the smartphone – because you want to “feel safe” and “act responsibly”.

My best regards to all, Venus

 

Good riddance Steve King, you won’t be missed!

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We are thrilled to share the news that Representative Steve King of Iowa, known in the animal protection world as the “King” of cruelty, has finally been ousted after two decades of toxic leadership!

Since his time in office as Iowa state’s U.S. representative, King took anti-animal positions on virtually every issue.

  • King opposed a federal policy that came in the wake of Hurricane Katrina to help animals in disasters.

  • King opposed federal measures to crack down on horse slaughter.

  • King consistently voted against endangered species protections.

  • King opposed federal measures against dog fighting.

 

Perhaps King’s most egregious act of all was his proposal of the federal Protect Interstate Commerce Act, which sought to destroy practically every piece of legislation that protects animals on the state level.

In one fell swoop, this disastrous bill threatened hard-won legislation to protect animals suffering in puppy mills, on fur farms, in dog fighting rings, and on factory farms. King repeatedly introduced this bill during multiple congressional sessions and it was defeated only due to the efforts of countless animal protection, environmental, and worker safety groups.

To top it off, King also made statements in support of white supremacy which earned him condemnation from the leaders of his own Republican party. It is unsurprising that a depraved mind that supports animal abuse would be attracted to racist ideas.

Good riddance Steve King, you won’t be missed!

https://www.idausa.org/campaign/farmed-animal/latest-news/good-riddance-to-steve-king-animal-cruelty-incarnate/

 

Dutch MPs have voted to close all mink farms by the end of the year and pay compensation to fur farmers.

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Dutch MPs have voted to close all mink farms by the end of the year and pay compensation to fur farmers

Politicians in the Netherlands have voted in favour of closing the country’s mink farms by the end of the year after several outbreaks of coronavirus led to thousands of the animals being culled.

At least two workers at mink farms in the Netherlands are believed to have been infected with coronavirus in what the World Health Organization said could be the first known cases of animal-to-human transmission of the virus.

Health authorities slaughtered more than 1,500 mink as a precaution this month after coronavirus surfaced in a handful of farms in the southern Netherlands.

The Labour Party and Party for Animals subsequently tabled a vote on banning mink farming, which passed this morning. The motion now has to be approved by the upper house of the Dutch government.

If it passes the new law will hasten the closure of the country’s estimated 128 mink farms, which were due to be phased out by the end of 2023.

 

The animal rights charity, PETA, described the proposed ban as “common sense” and called on other mink farming nations such as China and Denmark to ban the trade.

“PETA hopes the Netherlands will be the first of many countries to see the writing on the wall and shut down cruel fur farms or risk being the source of the next pandemic,” said the charity’s director, Elisa Allen.

In a statement, Humane Society International urged the Dutch government to pass the motion to ban the country’s mink fur trade: “HSI urges the government to listen to parliament, act now to end cruel and dangerous fur farming for good.”

The Netherlands is not the only country making moves to reduce the trade in animals in the wake of coronavirus. China, where the outbreak began, has since banned the consumption of all wildlife and removed pangolin scales from a list of approved traditional medicines.

Pangolins are the most trafficked mammal in the world and scientists are investigating whether they may have played a role in the virus moving from animals to humans.

 

Belgium welcomes first wild wolf cubs in more than a century.

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WAV Comment – Hunters killing pregnant wolves ? – no, it cant be true; hunters always preach to us that they are the conservationists.

And ‘the pregnant she wolf had killed sheep’. Sad but true; that’s what happens in the wild; especially when pregnant animals need to build up their supplies so that they can provide milk to youngsters when they are born.

The reality here is that a farmer has had a few of his sheep killed by a natural process which involves wild animals looking for food. Thus he cannot sell his sheep and get them loaded onto transporter trucks that go here, there and everywhere whilst evading all the regulations that have been set by the EU to ‘protect the welfare of animals in transport’.

It is great to read that the wolves are going to get more protection; but will it be enough to protect the from the bloodlust psychos who have to shoot everything in sight under the name of ‘conservation’ ?

Hopefully the wolves will live long lives; and the rest ? – I guess farmers want the perfect life of selling each and every one of their animals for terrible slaughter; but hey, who cares ?; as long as they get their cash; and the wolves should just not eat meat; simple as that. Possibly all wolves should now be trained on an orange juice and nut only diet.

Sad world.

Regards Mark

 

Wildlife conservation: First wild baby wolves for Belgium in 150 years

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Wildlife experts in Belgium are getting excited to welcome the country’s first set of wild wolf cubs in more than 100 years.

Adult wolves were spotted in 2018 in the European country for the first time in over one hundred years, and experts have been keeping a close eye on them and hoping for babies.

Now a female wolf named Noella is expected to give birth to cubs very, very soon.

To protect the wolves hunting has been banned and wildlife rangers are out on patrol, making sure the animals are safe.

Wolves disappeared from most of Western Europe because of hunting, growing cities and more factories being built.

That’s why experts in Belgium are now excited and keen to protect the few that have returned.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52530878

Latest news 3 days ago

Belgium welcomes first wild wolf cubs in more than a century

Hunters were suspected of killing the last she-wolf to be pregnant in Belgium but authorities changed the law to protect the new cubs

Belgians are celebrating the safe arrival of the country’s first wild wolf cubs in more than 150 years, after introducing some of the strictest protection laws in the world.

The first pictures of the four cubs to parents August and Noella in the Flemish countryside brought a happy ending to the story of the return of the wolf to Belgium, which was marred by tragedy.

Conservationists accused hunters of shooting dead the first wild wolf in Belgium for more than a century in rural Limburg, close to the Dutch border, in September 2019, after the pregnant she-wolf had killed sheep.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/06/24/belgium-welcomes-first-wild-wolf-cubs-century/

 

Yes, wet markets are still open.

 

Yes, wet markets are still open.

No, it’s not good news: petauk.org/who #COVID19

 

https://twitter.com/i/status/1276520843015794689

 

For cat lovers and lazy

 

And we also know one thing: lazing is contagious

Regards and a good night from Venus

Hunger is not fate, it is man-made.

795 million people are starving – but we feed 56 billion farm animals

 

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) says that in today’s phase of developing its production forces, world agriculture could easily feed twelve billion people normally. So almost twice the world population.
At the same time, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), one billion people are overnourished, that is, massively overweight.

THE REALITY: for the production of only 1 kg of beef are used up to 16 kilos of grain or soybeans and 15,400 liters of water – valuable livelihoods that could feed hungry people.
For comparison: 1,300 liters of water are needed to produce 1 kg of wheat, 255 liters for 1 kg of potatoes, and only 131 liters for 1 kg of carrots.

In industrial livestock farming, food is fed in large quantities – corn, soybeans, and cereals – which the hungry people lack in developing countries.

Over 50 percent of the world’s crops are used as animal feed for the livestock of rich countries.

Almost half of the world’s grain harvest and 80 to 90 percent of the soybean harvest go to factory farming.

 

For more…at https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/06/26/hunger-is-not-fate-it-is-man-made/

 

And the UN is silent. For fear of upsetting the almighty transcontinental private companies. According to the World Bank, the largest transcontinental private groups (all sectors combined, industry, finance, services, etc.) controlled 52.8 percent of the world’s gross domestic product last year.

They have a power that no emperor, king or pope has ever had in history.
They influence the foreign policy of even the most powerful countries. The UN rightly fears its anger.

Do we have hope?

In years of argumentation, demonstrations, actions, and undercover investigations, we have been unable to ensure that people decide against these crimes (for people and animals) and that they no longer cooperate with the meat mafia.

It probably took a long time for the animal rights movement to understand that we have to conduct our struggle politically, that means, that the changes we seek should not be left in the hands of a disinterested, indifferent, irresponsible society, but our goal must be the politicians.

We need sharper and more massive practices to crack the wall.
We have to work on it.

 

My best regards to all, Venus