What Does It Cost ?


The Hidden Death.


The Hidden Death” by Tommaso Ausili.

Poor animals are forced to helplessly watch the slaughters of their friends

and relatives while knowing they suffer the same fate.

Let’s do all we can to end this!

Don’t support factory farms by giving up animal products, such as meat, dairy,

sheepskins, leather, wool, down, etc.

Have compassion for innocent beings.



Viet Nam: Latest Bile Bear Rescue Animals Now Arrive At Their New Shelter Home – Watch Them All Below.



Viet Nam Bile Bear(s) Rescue.


Check out all the latest news and videos of everyone arriving at their new shelter home:




See all of our past and present Viet Nam bile bear posts, in conjunction with Animals Asia:

















Latest news:


All the bears have now had a long haul from the bile farm to their new, forever home.

From now on life will be good, unlike the misery and suffering of the bile farm.






Check out all the latest news and videos of everyone arriving at their new shelter home:






Mexico: Take Action Calling on the Federal Government of Mexico to pass legislation making it a crime to slaughter animals while they are still conscious.


Hi all,

I just signed the petition “Investigator Speaks Out: Tell the Mexican Government to Stop Abusing Animals” and wanted to see if you could help by adding your name.

Our goal is to reach 35,000 signatures and we need more support.


You can read more and sign the petition here:






Petition wording:


I visited government-owned-and-operated slaughterhouses across Mexico and was horrified by what I saw.

Pigs were hooked in their mouths, stabbed in their necks, and then left to thrash around and slowly die in their own blood.

Cows were tied up by their horns and limbs. Rendered defenseless, they were stabbed in the back of the neck, over and over again. Workers twisted the knives, digging deeper into the animals’ flesh, causing excruciating pain.

At one facility, a child was encouraged to watch and then to participate in the bloodbath. With a large blade, he stabbed a pig, but completely missed the animal’s heart. The pig thrashed and struggled in agony before a worker viciously bludgeoned him to death with a metal pipe.

All of this was done by government employees and often in front of government inspectors.

It’s time for stronger laws in Mexico to help prevent this egregious animal abuse.

Please join me and Mercy For Animals in calling on the Federal Government of Mexico to pass legislation making it a crime to slaughter animals while they are still conscious.

This is a common-sense measure that would greatly alleviate the suffering of millions of animals a year in Mexico.

Thank you,

“María del Carmen”                                                                              

Undercover Investigator


Until this legislation is passed, we encourage people to BOYCOTT MEXICO if they have holiday plans for 2017.


And to close this post with much better things, we present the following for you to enjoy –


Who says an animal will not thank you for helping it ?

Just really sad to see all the others left behind in such terrible conditions.






8/12/16: 3 Years Today – Golda; Forever Missed – Just As Bad Today As Then.


Beautiful ‘Golda’ – 08/12/13.


















Pfizer fined record £84.2m for overcharging UK National Health Service by 2600% on Medication for Sick People.




Pfizer fined record £84.2m for overcharging NHS 2600%

The CMA, issuing its biggest ever fine, said the ‘extraordinary price rises have cost the NHS and the taxpayer tens of millions of pounds’

Drug firms Pfizer and Flynn Pharma have been fined nearly £90m by the UK’s competition watchdog for “unfair” pricing to the NHS after hiking up the cost of an anti-epilepsy drug by up to 2,600 per cent.


SAV Comment:  More animal testing profit before helping sick people !




and …………….


So Pfizer is now going to be an Irish company, despite being about as Irish as Vladimir Putin.

Its “merger” with Allergan, which when completed will unite Viagra and Botox in a $360bn (£240bn) corporation, has attracted a lot of coverage this week. Not because of the enormous price tag, high-profile drugs or that it is a takeover disguised as a merger, but because of the tax implications of that Irish postcode.

By moving its official headquarters to Ireland, Pfizer could cut something like $2bn off its US tax bill by 2017. Good for Pfizer and for Ireland, less good for the burden on US taxpayers.

Corporate tax receipts have been in sharp decline for 40 years and now represent a pitiful 1.8 per cent of GDP. Pfizer is just the latest to “invert” – where companies move headquarters to virtually meaningless addresses in low-tax countries while to all intents and purposes remaining based in the US. There is neat symmetry

– Allergan is a New Jersey company and is only marginally more Irish than Mr Putin.



England: Some Just Cannot Hold Their Drink !


USA: The Only Wall America Really Needs !



Hi Mark;

Donald Trump’s chief strategist has published essays denouncing protection of endangered species.

His lineup to oversee the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service built careers pushing as much logging, mining and habitat destruction as possible. The head of his EPA team wants to bring back coal mining and intensify water pollution.

The good news? George W. Bush also had an extreme agenda when he came to power, but the Center for Biological Diversity stopped most of it with powerful, strategic lawsuits, hardnosed investigations of corruption and industry influence, and smart political organizing.

We see where Trump is going and will stop him too, but only with your help. Please donate generously to our emergency Trump Resistance Fund today. Two Center members quadrupled their usual giving to $450,000 to jump-start the fund — they will match every dollar you donate to this appeal.

Stopping Trump’s extreme agenda is the Center’s number one, overriding priority. To succeed we need to quickly expand our team of smart lawyers, tough investigators and effective coalition builders.

Our lawyers will sue Trump when he rolls back clean-water protections, green-lights the killing of endangered species, opens the Arctic and Atlantic coasts to offshore oil drilling, and tries to turn our public lands into a sea of oil wells and clearcuts.

Our investigators will expose the revolving door between Trump’s administration and the chemical, oil and mining industries. They’ll relentlessly daylight his political appointees’ lies and overruling of agency scientists.

Our coalition-builders will create a powerful alliance of environmental, human-health and civil-rights groups to stand together against Trump.

We need to raise $1 million to make this happen. $450,000 is already pledged, but we’ll meet our goal only if our members come forward with an additional $550,000 in donations to the emergency Trump Resistance Fund.

Please donate as generously as you can today, knowing that every dollar you give will be matched.

Most big environmental groups have about five staff per million dollars. The Center has 10. That incredible efficiency makes us twice as effective and twice as able to fight Trump on every front.

For the wild,

Kierán Suckling
Executive Director
Center for Biological Diversity


SAV Comment:  America voted for him; now it is going to face the reality.  Environmental destruction; wiping out wildlife protection etc, etc.  Note we don’t hear much about that wall that was going to be built across the Mexican border and funded by Mexico now !

Pre election big talk ? – you bet.  But America was fooled by him and voted him in; now they face the consequences.


Viet Nam Bile Bears Rescue – Latest Videos.



The rescued bears are now well on their way to their new sanctuary home; but it is a long trip for all involved.

See the latest videos of the journey here and catch up with progress so far.







Meet Your …. Part 2.



Following on in the next part from








Meet Your Angora Jumper

Question: Surely Angora Production Does Not Hurt Rabbits ?

Answer: Wanna Bet !!


‘Plucked’ of all their fur every 3 months;

and YES, it does hurt them real bad !

They scream in pain


Don’t Ever Buy It

Fur Belongs On Animals,

NOT On Rich Bitches !




The ‘Do Nothing’ Man.




Mr. van Goethem,
If you would have invited me to Brussels to meet us, I would say, “Thank you, I do not need it, you are well known to me”!

As the “do nothing” man.
As the commissioner with the stupid smile, often confused with meat producers from Mecklenburg.
You are a truly EU patriot, Mr van Goethem.
You respect as the democratic country law of the EU members, if illegal transports and business with live animals are controlled by the local meat mafia.

And that would have worked well, if they were not animal protectionists who constantly bother you with the question, of whether animal protection is part of your job!!
As if you could answer this question, as if you had a clue, what animal protection means !!!

You were hired as servant by Merkel and Juncker, you are firmly under the power of the united patrons and you have to work hard, if you want to keep your private chauffeur and the 30,000 euros a month.

Trade with animals is a matter for the countries, you said?
Oh! Mister van Goethem! you were always the humor soldier of the animal transportation mafia.
If I were Merkel, I’d send you to Mugabe.
So that the “do nothing” commissioner finally finds his real work environment.


















Vietnam: The 6 Bear Rescue Has Started !! – Follow The Whole Journey Back To The Rescue Centre.



They are now on their way to a new life of freedom !

Please refer to our recent appeal post – https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2016/12/04/vietnam-these-are-the-bile-farm-bears-were-trying-to-get-home/

Six bears have lived for years on a Vietnamese bile farm – we’re desperate to get them “home for Christmas” and the happiest new year of their lives.

One bear is in a very bad way, with claws growing into his pads.  He has also lost two thirds of his tongue at some point !

But the team are working hard as always to make the best of things in the very early days; and once at the rescue sanctuary, full time care and attention can be given to them.


Follow the rescue and situation of the bears with real time up to date links of their journey to freedom; visit:








Meet Your Meat 1-8. Lots More To Come Re Food Production.



Gone for 400 Years, Returned Beavers Get Protected Status in Scotland.


Gone for 400 Years, Returned Beavers Get Protected Status in Scotland.




EU: Anti-Brussels protests are a CRIME – fears at Eurocrat crackdown on ‘dissent’.


SAV Comment:  If we consider that the EU is not doing enough, say, for animal welfare, and the export of live EU animals to Turkey for example; then do we not have a fundamental right to attack Brussels for NOT enforcing its own legislation ? – allegedly Regulation 1/2005 on the welfare of animals in transport. 

Call it ‘dissent’; call it what you want – we suggest ‘the truth’ would be appropriate.

It appears now that Brussels would even think we are wrong to say anything that shows that they are wrong – not enforcing the rules type thing – their rules that is !

Are we going to be blocked or shut down with many other groups ? – human rights groups; animal rights groups, etc, etc ? – Brussels is scared of opposition to its fundamentals which is growing throughout the EU – and so it has to come up with pathetic actions such as this to keep us all quiet and happy little EU citizens !. 

We shall see !!!

EU CENSORS: Anti-Brussels protests are a CRIME – fears at Eurocrat crackdown on ‘dissent’

SINISTER plans to criminalise “political dissent” against the EU project took a step closer to becoming reality today, prompting a dismayed response from free speech campaigners.

Human rights groups have reacted with horror after EU member states approved draconian new anti-terror laws which critics have warned could be used to suppress eurosceptic movements by force.

In a rare show of universal anger seven leading civil rights movements tore into unelected Brussels bureaucrats over the shadowy plot, warning that it endangers “fundamental rights and freedoms” including the right to protest. 

The new EU Directive on Combatting Terrorism has sparked concern and consternation across the globe due to its incredibly vague definition of what constitutes a terror offence. 

Leading lawyers and campaigners have warned that it could easily be used to mercilessly crack down on eurosceptic movements and thwart protest against controversial EU initiatives. 

Worry about the draconian new law is running so high that seven top human rights groups have penned an open letter to the European Union urging them to reconsider it. 

Amnesty International, the European Network Against Racism (ENAR), European Digital Rights (EDRi), the Fundamental Rights European Experts (FREE) Group, Human Rights Watch, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), and the Open Society Foundations (OSF) all called for the legislation to be comprehensively amended or else scrapped altogether. They voiced concern that, in its current form, the law could “lead to criminalising public protests and other peaceful acts, to the suppression of freedom of expression protected under international law, including expression of dissenting political views, and to other unjustified limitations on human rights”.

The directive, which will become law in Britain until we leave the EU, is so vaguely worded that terrorist offences include “seriously destabilising” a whole set of EU structures from the “political” to “economic”.

Amongst the powerful measures contained in the bill is a measure, borrowed from recent laws in France, that allows Brussels to order internet firms to block sites that “glorify” terrorism without any input from judges. 

Critics have warned that the definition of terrorism is so vague that the law could easily be used to take down eurosceptic blogs and websites which are critical of the EU project. 

Last month in France, where the measure was first coined, telecoms giant Orange was ordered to shut down Google and Wikipedia for an entire morning, with Internet users being directed to a French interior ministry website, where their IP addresses were then recorded by the authorities. 

Continue to read more at:



Vietnam: These are the bile farm bears we’re trying to get home.



These are the bile farm bears we’re trying to get home

04 December 2016




These six bears have lived for years on a Vietnamese bile farm – we’re desperate to get them “home for Christmas” and the happiest new year of their lives.

Trapped in medieval-looking cages, six forlorn moon bears – four males and two females – peer out. Through these tiny holes they can see precious little of an outside world they must surely believe has forgotten them.

Each one has routinely suffered the agony of bile extraction. Their cages are lined up side by side but they’ve never been able to reach out and touch a friend. Surely their memories of sunlight and nature are all but gone.

Now, with your help, Animals Asia hopes to rescue them. The Forest Protection Department (FPD) of Dak Lak province where the bears are being kept has been pressurising the owner to give them up. If successful a small window of opportunity to finally end their suffering will open and the rescue team won’t dare delay.


Animals Asia’s Vietnam Director Tuan Bendixsen said:

“We’ve been putting a lot of pressure on Forestry departments in the region to force farmers to give up their bears and it’s starting to bear fruit. Thanks to our welfare work helping rescued elephants like Jun and Gold in the province, we’ve earned the trust of the local Forestry.

“They know that if they can convince the farmers, we can move quickly, take the bears and give them the health care, companionship and happy lives they deserve.”


Any rescue would be a major undertaking – moving six bears, 1,300km from Buon Ma Thuot city back to Animals Asia’s Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre in Tam Dao, just an hour outside of Hanoi.

Animals Asia founder and CEO Jill Robinson MBE said:


“The bears desperately need help. It’s likely that they have been trapped in these tiny cages for up to a decade each. All we know about their health is that they have been tapped for bile and they have most likely lived without any vet care.

“Our priority now is to get them out of there. Then we take their pain away, build up their strength and give them a new life.”


To donate, please go to:





Dear Mark,

The past wounds of so many precious bears have healed and elders like Bronwyn snooze peacefully in the sun.

And at this very moment, your gift is busy helping another poor bile bear as he or she takes those very first steps to sanctuary and freedom.

Thank you for being such a remarkable friend to animals in need.

I wanted to be sure and let you know that your kind gift has reached us safe and sound, and is already working hard for the animals of Asia. For the bears abused on bile farms, the dogs and cats vulnerable to cruelty and for the forgotten captive wild animals.

None of our efforts… not the rescues or the rehabilitation or the medical care or the outreach or the food and safe haven… none of it would be possible without you.

With the happiest of holiday bear hugs from all of us here,

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






Video: An Abused Puppy Is Shown Affection For The First Time !

Romania: Petition – Mr Mayor, Stop The Killing of Dogs in the Giurgiu Public Shelter and Conntinue to Work With German Welfare Groups.




Petition in deutsch, english, romana





To Mr. Barbu, Mayor of Giurgiu and all the city councils from the PSD

We the signers of this petition challenge you not to begin with the killing of dogs in the Giurgiu public shelter and to continue the co-operation with the German animal protection group DsN.eV to continue caring for the dogs and work towards a sustainable and permanent solution for Giurgiu’s street dog problem.

The contractually regulated co-operation between the Giurgiu town administration and the DsN.eVhas been in effect for 2.5 years. The contract stipulates that among other things the DsN e.V secures the complete supply of food, the standard treatment of dogs (inoculations, chip implants,castration and de-worming). The DsN e.V also contributes to the costs of constructional changes and supplies consumer goods such as washing powder, water bowls and food troughs. In return the town desists in killing the dogs.

This co-operation has been running for 2.5 years. In this time the DsN e.V has invested around €350,000 of donated money in the shelter and the region of Giurgiu. If one takes into account the purchase and extension of the property for our dogs, we have invested a sum in excess of a half a million Euros.

The town has saved this money, and according to the town employee, Mr. George Palalau the shelter has a budget of 20,000 Euros per month. What happens to this budget we can only guess. The wages in the shelter are not high, excrement is not properly disposed of. It is simply tipped into the bushes next to a recreational area. The refuse disposal comes irregularly and rubbish is disposed of in the country. The veterinarian who should be paid by the town for all other treatment, tumour operation, treatment of bite wounds etc has not received payment for several months. We challenge you to use the available money sensibly and sustainably eg for the castration of strays and dogs with owners.

A new shelter construction to west European standards has been promised several times in as many meetings. Use the money for that!

Romania has the duty to set chip implants, registration and castration of the dogs. Please ensure that this is enforced and controlled in Giurgiu, as so often discussed.

Other towns in Romania have understood that only blanket castration can stop the problem effectively. The shelter management under Ms. Isaia and Mr. Palalau is causing the shelter to deteriorate. The cleaning work is unacceptable, there is no pack management practised and death through illness and injury are consciously accepted. Mr. Barbu, you gave your word. No more rounding up of puppies, mothers with puppies or dogs that have already been castrated.

Mr Barbu you have the choice, whether you want to be one of the innumerable communities in Romania who go the seemingly simple way of killing, or if you want to continue with an exemplary project in German-Romanian animal welfare and find a long term sustainable solution for the stray dog problem in Giurgiu.

Other towns and cities in Romania would be happy about investments and the positive image in Europe that goes with it.

Please make the right decision for Giurgiu, for the dogs and for your own conscience.



Romania: Take Action For Romanian Live Exports – A Useless Van Goethem / EU As Always !


Yet another failure by the EU regarding non compliances with EU Regulation 1/2005.

Mr Van Goethem – I am an EU official, but I can do nothing !!




Deutsch and English versions

– – – for English version, please, scroll down


Stoppt das Massaker

 von Millionen von rumänischen Tieren im Nahen Osten –



In einer veganen Welt müssten wir nicht gegen die grausame Behandlung von Tieren kämpfen. Aber bis wir lernen und akzeptieren, dass Tiere nicht einfach Menschen zum Gebrauch zur Verfügung stehen, müssen wir wenigstens versuchen, das Leiden, das sie während ihres kurzen Lebens und beim Sterben erfahren, etwas zu verringern.

Rumänien steht an der Spitze der europäischen Länder, die Tiere grausam behandeln, eine Situation, die von ignoranten und korrupten rumänischen Behörden aufrechterhalten und gefördert wird. Dieselben ignoranten und korrupten Behörden haben es geschafft, Rumänien noch eine “Auszeichnung” in Sachen Tierquälerei zu “schenken”: es ist das Land, das die meissten lebenden Tiere exportiert! Millionen von rumänischen Kälbern, Kühen, Lämmern, Schafen usw.  füllen eine Marktlücke, die dadurch entstanden war, dass andere Länder mit höherem ethischen Niveau das grausame Schlachten ihrer Tiere nicht zuliessen!

Das Leiden und Sterben der Tiere fängt mit der Minute an, wo sie auf Lastwagen gefrachtet werden, um zum Haven transportiert zu werden. Auf unzulänglichen (aber von ANSVA —  der Nationalen Behörde für Veterinärwesen und Lebensmittelsicherheit “genehmigt”) — Transportwagen von Arbeitern, die oft unmenschlich (aber “qualifiziert” und “ausgebildet”) sind, zusammengepfercht, reisen sie ein bis drei Tage lang, bis sie von dern Lastwagen runter und auf Schiffe geladen werden. Obwohl sie durstig und erschöpft sind, werden sie auf grausame Art und Weise gezwungen, den steilen Laufgang des Schiffs raufzugehen – dazu werden Elektroschocker verwendet, oder es wird ihnen an vielen Stellen tief in den Korper gestossen.

Im Dienste einer Export-Industrie von lebenden Tieren, die einige Wenige sehr reich macht, werden Millionen von Tieren auf “Toten-Schiffen” zusammengepfercht und auf eine Reise übers Meer geschickt, die ungefähr 8 Tage dauert und den Nahen Osten zum Ziel hat. Einige Tiere sterben schon auf dem Transport, sie haben kein Wasser, sind erschöpft und ersticken. Man kann sagen, die haben Glück gehabt, denn ihre Qualen sind zu Ende.

Die, die noch am leben sind – noch erschöpfter und kaum fahig, sich aufrecht zu halten – werden auf andere Lastwagen geladen und zu unautorisierten Schlachthöfen gefahren, wo sie in Metalldrehkörpern getötet werden, was enorme Qualen verursacht und in denen die Tiere einen langsamen und schmerzvollen Tod erleiden. Andere werden zu Märkten gefahren, wo sie untrainierten Leuten ausgeliefert sind und primitive Massnahmen erleiden müssen. Sie werden an einer Strassenecke festgebunden und dann einfach erstochen, bis sie nach vielen qualvollen Minuten sterben.

Hier ist die Antwort von ANSVA  (der Nationalen Behörde für Veterinärwesen und Lebensmittelsicherheit) in Bezug auf eine Beschwerde über die tragische Situation der Tiere während des Transports und am Bestimmungsort: “Es ist das erklärte Ziel von ANSVA, Rumäniens Teilnahme am internationalen Markt, was den Handel mit lebenden Tieren betrifft, UNBESCHRÄNKT ZU GARANTIEREN “

Rumänische Behörden stellen weiterhin Export-Lizenzen aus, obwohl sie genau wissen, dass die Exporte von Rumänien die Europa-Rat Regelung Nr. 1/2005 verletzt, welche laut einer Entscheidung des Europäischen Gerichtshofs auch dann wirksam ist, wenn der Bestimmungsort der Tiere ein nicht-europäisches Land ist.

Die Korruption von rumänischen Behorden, besonders die, die Einhaltung von Regelungen überwachen anstatt Verstösse erlauben sollten, schafft es also, auch die Straßen von anderen Landern mit dem Blut und dem Leiden von rumänischen Tieren zu tränken.

Was der Transport von lebenden Tieren bedeutet und um mehr über die schockierende Behandlung zu lesen, die rumänische Tiere in anderen Ländern erleiden müssen, siehe hier:



FNPA (Nationale Vereinigung fur den Tierschutz)  beteiligt sich bei einer Kampagne, die zum Ziel hat, den EXPORT VON LEBENDEN TIEREN ZU STOPPEN. Sie wurde von “ANIMALS INTERNATIONAL” begonnen, der Organisation, die diese Untersuchung eingeleitet hatte. Bitte, macht mit!


Bitte unterschreibt   die internationale PETITION zum  STOPPEN DER TODES-SCHIFFE hier:


Vielen Dank!



Präsident FNPA


Die Tiere werden mit Gewalt auf die Schiffe getrieben, mit Elektroschockern oder Messerstichen in den Körper

The animals are forced to climb into the ship by electric prodding or by stabbing the body


Rind wird in Gaza getötet

Cow killed in Gaza


Verängstigte Kühe werden in Metalldrehkörpern getötet

Terrified cows killed in the rotation boxes



Stop the Massacre of Millions of Romanian Animals in the Middle East – Campaign/PETITION

In a vegan world we wouldn’t have to fight against cruel treatment of animals. But until we learn and accept that animals are not for human use, we must at least try to reduce the suffering they experience during their short life and at their death.

Romania ranks right at the top of European countries that commit animal cruelties, a situation that is upheld and encouraged by ignorant and corrupt Romanian authorities. Because of the same ignorant and corrupt authorities, Romania has managed yet another “accomplishment” in terms of animal cruelty: it is the country that exports MOST live animals! Millions of calves, cows, lamb, sheep, etc. from Romania fill the demands of a market that had been depleted because other countries with higher ethical standards would not allow the cruel slaughtering of their animals!

Suffering and death of the animals start the minute they’re being loaded on trucks to be transported to the port. Crammed into inadequate vehicles (but “authorized” by ANSVSA – National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority from Romania) by workers who are often inhuman (but “qualified” and “trained”), they travel one to three days until they’re unloaded from the trucks and loaded onto ships. Exhausted and thirsty they are brutally forced to climb the steep gangway of the ship with the use of electric cattle prods or by deeply stabbing the bodies in many places.

On behalf of an export industry of live animals which deeply lines the pockets of a few, millions of animals are crammed on “death ships” for a journey across the seas which lasts about 8 days, on their way to the Middle East. Some die during the transport, due to lack of water, due to exhaustion and suffocation. We would say those are the lucky ones, because their torment has ended.

Those still alive – even more exhausted and barely able to sustain themselves – are loaded onto other trucks and taken to unauthorized slaughterhouses where they are killed in rotation boxes which produce immense torture and cause the animals to die a slow and agonizing death. Others are taken by truck to markets where they are at the mercy of groups of untrained people and have to endure primitive behavior. Pulled to a street corner and tied up there, they’re being stabbed many times until they die after tens of minutes of agony.

The answer of ANSVSA (National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority from Romania) in response to the complaint about the tragic situation of the animals during transport and at their destination: “The stated purpose of ANSVSA is to ensure WITHOUT LIMITATION Romania’s participation in the international market, to trade with live animals”

Romanian officials continue to issue export licenses for live animals, despite being very well aware that exports from Romania are violating the European Council Regulation No.1/2005, which, according to the Decision of the European Court of Justice, is also applicable when the animals’ destination is a non-EU country.

The corruption of Romanian officials, namely those who should monitor compliance with regulations and not facilitate breaking them, “manages” to fill also the streets from other countries with the blood and suffering of Romanian animals.

What the transport of live animals means and to read about the shocking practices that Romanian animals in other countries are subjected to, see below:




FNPA -National Federation for Animal Protection- participates in a campaign that aims to STOP THE EXPORTS OF LIVE ANIMALS. It was started by “ANIMALS INTERNATIONAL”, the organization which carried out the investigation. Please get involved!


Please sign the international PETITION to STOP THE DEATH SHIPS from:


Thank you!


President FNPA








Germany: A Look Back At Hunting Issues.


Please try and help if you are able thank you:

Serbia: Please Help 25 Animals And Contribute To Keeping Their Home !



We at SAV have looked into German hunting issues quite a lot in the past.  Many of the photographs in this particular post are from our own files; as undertaken by ‘D’ in Germany.  Please read the excellent info from Venus in this post which is a current, personal feel.  

At the end are several links to some of our main articles from the past.  Sorry but many of the pictures are very bad – but that is the actual reality of hunting; and we make no apologies for showing animal abuse in such detail.  Almost all of the following contain distressing photos, many of which are from ‘D’ – our German investigator – SAV:



Many photos from SAV archives (via D).



The psychopaths who call themselves “hunters” in Germany are about 361,000. 0.4% of the population kill 5 million wild animals each year, creating a bloody reality in the forest, from which most people have no idea. 5 million animals every year – that is 13,700 every day, 570 per hour, almost ten animals per minute. Every six seconds, an animal is killed in Germany by the hands of a hunter.

The fox is the most hunted in Germany. In fact, there is no more a protection time for the fox.

600,000 foxes are shot in Germany every year! The three” hunters” reasons for this: rabies, fox-worm, exterminating important breeders (birds, etc ..) The rabies is eradicated and the probability of infecting by fox-worm t is far less than a 6 in the lottery. Foxes are not just carnivores, foxes eat everything. To this extent, foxes cannot eradicate any animal species.

But no one talks about animals that are endangered by extermination (lynx, wolf, badger …) for which the hunters alone are responsible.
So what are the real reasons for the fox hunt? From the various journals, we read: “Lust for reenactment and heritage,” “Waidmann’s joy to roll a fox in a shot-shot,” the “charm of the winter fox hunt” Hunting-Fever “and” Kick “, is what the hunter-psychopath experienced during the fatal shot. Our European neighbors Luxembourg is much more rational with the fox hunting. And forbade them. In Germany the huntsmen are composed of quite high strata. Lawyers, doctors, judges, city administration Officials are hunters.





It is no wonder that trials against hunters always fall into the hands of the hunters In Germany there is a saying: “who is rich or hunters is always in the right”! Our opponents in the fight against hunting are, therefore, rich, influential persons who are protected by politics. But the majority of the population is in Germany against hunting.

Finally, I would like to say something that perhaps many do not know: 48% of the German forest is privately owned. https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Privatwald

For a democratic, and otherwise progressive country in matters of animal welfare, I find it an absolute disgrace.


with my best regards for you and all.








Old Posts – many contain disturbing photographs:
















Serbia: Please Help 25 Animals And Contribute To Keeping Their Home !




Paypal: free.fly.dogs@gmail.com

Our 14 dogs who don’t have any help for years have debt for their accommodation for October in amount of €550.

Please help us!

Free Fly isn’t organization. We are only 4 women who try to help innocent and abandoned animals.
We have over 25 animals as Free Fly and over 20 dogs or cats under care of each of us.

But these 14 dogs don’t have any help. We didn’t pay for October and November and our kennels and private accomodation ask from us to pay, but we don’t have how.
We desperately need your help.

Some of these dogs are waiting for homes over 3 years.


List of dogs and their costs only for accommodation.
Uske – €50
Kuci –  €40
Kiki –   €40
Alisa – €40
Dona – €40
Lela –  €20
Paja –  €40
Bak –   €40
Oliver – €40
Vlatka – €40
Beban – €40
Bole –   €40
Malisa – €40
Ljubica – €40
TOTAL: 550

This is our page. Please visit our dogs.


Donations please –  https://www.youcaring.com/14dogswhodonthaveanyhelpforyears-701701 



Thank you.



Scotland: Major Changes In Foxhunting Due To Post Mortem.


We at SAV have looked into German hunting quite a lot in the past.  Please read the excellent info from Venus at the end of this post.  Here are a few links to some of our main articles from the past.  Sorry but many of the pictures are very bad – but that is the reality of hunting; and we make no apologies for showing animal abuse in such detail.  Almost all of the following contain distressing photos, many of which are from ‘D’ – our German investigator – SAV:















Dear Mark

Two things happened this week that will change the future of fox hunting in Scotland and, in turn, the rest of the UK. I wanted to share them with you because as a OneKind member, you’re helping make this happen.

On Sunday we released the horrific details as to how a fox had been killed by a Scottish hunt. On the 5th of November, a fox carcass was handed into Hessilhead Wildlife Hospital in Ayreshire. The fox had extensive injuries and Hessilhead were keen to establish the cause of death, so they contacted OneKind and we arranged for a post-mortem to be carried out by SAC Consulting Veterinary Services. As far as we know, this is the first time the carcass of a fox killed in this way has had a post mortem. This is what the pathologist concluded:

“The shotgun pellets appear to have missed the vital organs so in my opinion the shot was not instantly fatal and death will have been due to a combination of respiratory failure, blood loss and shock. This will have caused significant unnecessary suffering to the fox.”



For years the proponents of fox hunting have tried to claim that the death of a hunted fox is instantaneous. The fate of this poor animal shows what really happens, which is why we were delighted to see the story widely reported by the media, including the front page of the Times. You can read more about this horrific incident here

The following day, the Scottish Government published a landmark review of the fox hunting ‘ban’. OneKind has long considered the ban unfit for purpose, and we are delighted that the review confirms this.
The review was carried out by Lord Bonomy and it is a comprehensive analysis that lays bare the failures of the law. Scottish hunts have continued their activities after the ban by claiming that they offer a pest control service, which is permitted by the Act. Lord Bonomy notes there is evidence that this is a “decoy” for the continuation of traditional hunting. He also suggests the fox we had post-mortemed was by no means unique. Approximately 160 foxes are killed by hounds in Scotland each year.

Lord Bonomy made many recommendations to improve the law. It’s now over to the Scottish Government to close the loopholes in the Act and end fox hunting, as the Scottish Parliament intended. This will mean implementing all of Lord Bonomy’s recommendations, and more.  

For more on the Bonomy report, including a summary of the recommendations and our response to them, check out this blog.

Last Summer, when the SNP bravely announced that they would vote against weakening the Hunting Act in Westminster, Angus Robertson, the SNP leader in Westminster, and now deputy party leader said “We totally oppose foxhunting”. We will be working hard over the next year to make sure they deliver on this.

Thanks as ever for your support. Just let me know if you have any questions or comments on our work, or if you want to get more involved.




All photos from SAV archives (many via D).



The psychopaths who call themselves “hunters” in Germany are about 361,000. 0.4% of the population kill 5 million wild animals each year, creating a bloody reality in the forest, from which most people have no idea. 5 million animals every year – that is 13,700 every day, 570 per hour, almost ten animals per minute. Every six seconds, an animal is killed in Germany by the hands of a hunter.

The fox is the most hunted in Germany. In fact, there is no more a protection time for the fox.




600,000 foxes are shot in Germany every year! The three” hunters” reasons for this: rabies, fox-worm, exterminating important breeders (birds, etc ..) The rabies is eradicated and the probability of infecting by fox-worm t is far less than a 6 in the lottery. Foxes are not just carnivores, foxes eat everything. To this extent, foxes cannot eradicate any animal species.




But no one talks about animals that are endangered by extermination (lynx, wolf, badger …) for which the hunters alone are responsible.
So what are the real reasons for the fox hunt? From the various journals, we read: “Lust for reenactment and heritage,” “Waidmann’s joy to roll a fox in a shot-shot,” the “charm of the winter fox hunt” Hunting-Fever “and” Kick “, is what the hunter-psychopath experienced during the fatal shot. Our European neighbors Luxembourg is much more rational with the fox hunting. And forbade them. In Germany the huntsmen are composed of quite high strata. Lawyers, doctors, judges, city administration Officials are hunters.

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It is no wonder that trials against hunters always fall into the hands of the hunters In Germany there is a saying: “who is rich or hunters is always in the right”! Our opponents in the fight against hunting are, therefore, rich, influential persons who are protected by politics. But the majority of the population is in Germany against hunting.

Finally, I would like to say something that perhaps many do not know: 48% of the German forest is privately owned. https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Privatwald

For a democratic, and otherwise progressive country in matters of animal welfare, I find it an absolute disgrace.



with my best regards for you and all





Lots of Petitions.


We have just reproduced petition links here without any tidying up – as there are so many.  Hope they work ok ! – SAV.



Protect Endangered Orcas from Big Oil




Stop Cutting Up and Cooking Live Animals






free translation sites – kostenlose Übersetzungsseiten: http://translate.google.com/# http://translate.reference.com/ http://freetranslation.imtranslator.net/ http://www.babelfish.org/web-translation-vendor.htm


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




Adam Meyerson Captain at Sea Shepherd Global

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

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

friend of mine.”



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

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









Update on “South Korea: Please stop the torture and consumption of dogs and cats”



Die Medien berichten wieder @wdr @derWesten – News zur Petition „Petition: Stoppen Sie das #Gänsereiten in Bochum-Wattenscheid @HanneloreKraft @DerWesten”



Vietnamese Government Gets Tough on Cruel Festivals








The Truth About Drinking Water And What You Need to Know to Be Safe https://foodrevolution.org/blog/taking-action/truth-about-drinking-water/?utm_campaign=frn16&utm_medium=email&utm_source=email-automated&utm_content=2309&utm_term=existing-email-list&email=pattersonmatpatt%40gmx.net&firstname=Shawn&lastname=Patterson


“Don’t eat our friends!” Advertisements ask millions across China to protect their companions from the cruel dog and cat meat trade https://www.animalsasia.org/intl/media/news/news-archive/dont-eat-our-friends-ads-ask-millions-across-china-to-protect-cats-and-dogs.html


A complete US Media Blackout continues on this breaking information… Monsanto weed killer found in alarming amounts in Cheerios, Stacy’s Pita Chips and more. It’s made the front page in Europe but what about here? If you really want to stop the corruption perpetuated by Monsanto and the large chemical companies – Share this post and spread the word to shut them down! http://foodbabe.com/2016/11/15/monsanto/


Gesendet: Mittwoch, 23. November 2016 um 12:57 Uhr Von: “Dietrich Schwägerl” <dietrich.schwaegerl@ymail.com> Betreff: Klimaschutz vs. Massentierhaltung


Stickstoff ist ein zweischneidiges Schwert: Einerseits gibt es ohne Stickstoff kein Leben. Andererseits steckt es in vielen Schadstoffen. Ein Zuviel an Stickstoff ist “eines der großen Umweltprobleme unserer Zeit”, so das Gutachten des Umweltrates. Es verhält sich damit ebenso wie mit einigen anderen Substanzen. Methan und Ammoniak gehören zu den Treibhausgasen. Sie werden in großen Mengen in der Massentierhaltung freigesetzt. Daher machen sich die Massentierhalter Sorgen wegen der geplanten Vorschriften zu Ammoniak und Methan.

Im Gegensatz dazu begrüßen Klimaschützer die Verringerung von Treibhausgasen.

==> AUF WELCHER SEITE STEHEN WIR??? Links: http://www.br.de/radio/bayern2/gesellschaft/notizbuch/nec-richtlinie-100.html http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/weltklima-methan-wirkt-gefaehrlicher-als-angenommen-a-658141.html http://www.klimaretter.info/politik/nachricht/6718-deutscher-ammoniak-ausstoss-zu-hoch http://www.br.de/themen/wissen/stickstoff-duenger-boeden-grundwasser-gefahren-100.html







Endangered Earth: Standing Rock Water Protectors Fighting for Their Lives https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/22/dakota-access-pipeline-protester-seriously-hurt-during-police-standoff-standing-rock?CMP=share_btn_fb


The Whole Word is Watching! #PraywithStandingRock on Saturday November 26. More info: https://praywithstandingrock.com ABC News 18 Std. · Cannon Ball, North Dakota, Vereinigte Staaten · Drone video shows police using water cannon after clash with Dakota Access pipeline protesters in North Dakota amid freezing temperatures. http://abcn.ws/2fjd2Ew


“Hydrated Through Tubes and Fed Medicated Fish: The Horrible Life of Dolphins Captured in Taiji”



Elephants in Tourism: Please Don’t Pay For Their Suffering



Bayern: Katastrophale Konzentration von Aluminium, Barium und Arsen in der Atemluft amtlich bestätigt!




Studie Jeder zehnte Beschäftigte trotz Arbeit von Armut bedroht http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/soziales/jeder-zehnte-beschaeftigte-trotz-arbeit-von-armut-bedroht-a-1122437.html


Report: Government failing to fix the health of the Reef









Petitions – protests – sample letters









“In the name of humanity, we oppose animal cruelty and agree with those working to end the dog meat industry in South Korea.” http://us10.campaign-archive2.com/?u=a98008cd8f507cae6bd9903eb&id=53028e86b8&e=9addba9a3d



Calling for an end to South Korea’s Dog Meat Industry http://www.asiaforanimals.com/our-work/companion-animals/item/117-the-dog-meat-trade




Answers to protest letters:


Gesendet: Donnerstag, 24. November 2016 um 01:53 Uhr Von: “Andy Berke” <mayor@chattanooga.gov> An: “Martina Patterson” <pattersonmatpatt@gmx.net> Betreff: Re: Sistercity Gangneung/South Korea

Dear Martina,


First I want to thank you for your passionate advocacy for the treatment of animals. I truly believe when citizens raise their voices in unison against cruelty and abuse, real change can occur. And although it was disturbing to watch, I am thankful you sent the video and petition to my office. Cruelty to animals, in any form, should not be tolerated. I am encouraged to see South Korea has laws on the books against it and applaud your efforts to now hold the local governments in South Korea accountable for enforcing those laws.


Sister city partnerships foster people-to-people relationships, where citizens get to know and become friends with the citizens of their sister cities, rather than government-to-government relationships. My office has no communication with the Mayor’s office in Gangneung and I was not aware this was an issue specific to them. After you brought this to my attention, my office has communicated your concerns to the local president of our Sister Cities Association. She relayed to me that while the two cities have been associated since 2003, there has been no designated representative from either city for the past two years and the partnership is considered “dormant” at this time. Once a relationship has been reestablished, your concerns and petition will be shared with the appropriate representative in Gangneung.


Again, thank you for speaking out against cruelty and for your dedication to protecting animals across the world.





Mayor Andy Berke

City of Chattanooga


On Fri, Nov 18, 2016 at 4:46 AM, Martina Patterson <pattersonmatpatt@gmx.net> wrote:


City of Chattanooga Mayor’s Office 101 E. 11th Street Chattanooga, TN 37402 USA


Dear Mayor Berke and the City Council members,

please watch the videos from South Korea’s dog meat industry: http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q, http://koreandogs.org/horrible-reality-of-meat-dog-farms-you-did-not-know/

Chattanooga should not be a Sister city to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten. Please urge Gangneung Mayor Myeong-Hee Choi to close down all illegal dog farms and slaughterhouses, markets, truckers and restaurants who serve their products. An online petition calling for your support in ending the horrendous South Korean dog and cat meat cruelty is in progress: https://www.change.org/p/mayor-andy-berke-of-chattanooga-tell-sister-city-gangneung-korea-that-we-re-opposed-to-torture-consumption-of-dogs-cats

The favor of your reply is requested.

Thank you,

Martina & Shawn Patterson, Germany



I guess Bill Bestpitch didn’t waist time to watch the videos…

Gesendet: Mittwoch, 23. November 2016 um 18:42 Uhr Von: “Bill Bestpitch” <Bill.Bestpitch@RoanokeVa.gov> An: “Martina Patterson” <pattersonmatpatt@gmx.net> Betreff: Re: Sister city Gangwon-do/South Korea

The purpose of Sister City relationships is to promote international peace by improving our understanding of others who are not like ourselves. We respect different cultures and do not attempt to impose our values on our international friends.  Do you suppose that everyone in India who venerates cattle should want no connection with any Western city whose citizens’ diets regularly include beef?   Bill Bestpitch Roanoke City Council 540-761-6566

On Nov 18, 2016, 4:50:52 AM, pattersonmatpatt@gmx.net wrote: From: pattersonmatpatt@gmx.net To: sherman.lea@roanokeva.gov, anita.price@roanokeva.gov, michelle.dykstra@roanokeva.gov, david.trinkle@roanokeva.gov, bill.bestpitch@roanokeva.gov, ray.ferris@roanokeva.gov, john.garland@roanokeva.gov Cc: Date: Nov 18, 2016 4:50:52 AM Subject: Sister city Gangwon-do/South Korea


Mayor Sherman P. Lea, Sr. City of Roanoke 215 Church Avenue SW Room 452 Roanoke, Virginia 24011-1594 USA


Dear Mayor Lea and the City Council members,

Please watch the videos from South Korea’s dog meat industry: http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q, http://koreandogs.org/horrible-reality-of-meat-dog-farms-you-did-not-know/

Roanoke should not be a Sister city to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten. Please urge Wonju Mayor Chang-Muk Won to close down all illegal dog farms and slaughterhouses, markets, truckers and restaurants who serve their products. An online petition calling for your support in ending the horrendous South Korean dog and cat meat cruelty is in progress: https://www.change.org/p/mayor-sherman-p-lea-sr-of-roanoke-tell-sister-city-wonju-south-korea-that-we-re-opposed-to-the-torture-and-consumption-of-dogs-and-cats

The favor of your reply is requested.

Thank you,

Martina & Shawn Patterson, Germany





TAKE ACTION! EPA radiation plan harms, rather than protects, children






These baby animals were stabbed, burned, and tortured. http://www.animalsaustralia.org/features/they-stabbed-babies/?r=5836b36226ad21479979874&ua_s=e-mail





Standing Rock attacked, needs our voices right now






Please sign and share our petition to end the barbaric pig slaughter at the Nem Thuong Festival. https://www.animalsasia.org/intl/vietnam-pig-slaughter-festival.html





Baby animal trade fuels horrific cruelty Kälber-Deportation zum Schächten – Petition https://www.animalsinternational.org/take_action/romania-animal/int?r=58355d8d7f1961479892365&ua_s=e-mail





No-one should have to see this. But if we cannot watch with our eyes what animals are forced to endure with their bodies — then we must act to end it. Israelisches Rinder-Schlachten im Weinbergschen Umlegeapparat






Stop Chicken Massacre by Religious Tradition

Stop au massacre de poulets par tradition religieuse Stoppen Sie die Schlachtung von Hühnern durch religiöse Tradition https://www.change.org/p/m-ha%C3%AFm-korsia-grand-rabbin-de-france-stop-au-massacre-de-poulets-par-tradition-religieuse?utm_source=Association+L214&utm_campaign=1b9987370b-lettre_d_info_Kapparot10_25_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_2859894380-1b9987370b-197671573





Stop the Torture and Slaughter of Chickens During Tradition https://animalpetitions.org/21027/stop-the-torture-and-slaughter-of-chickens-during-tradition-2/





PETA International Science Consortium Funds Research to End Indian Horse Experiments






Help Free Lasah The Elephant In Malaysia http://www.thepetitionsite.com/de/857/496/486/help-free-lasah-the-elephant-in-malaysia/?cid=fb_LG_AdsFreeLasah&src=facebook_ads&campaign=sign_857496486&z00m=28273041





Demand Justice for Injured Dog Murdered in a Trash Compactor! Dieser Horror geschah in Brasilien. Ein Arbeiter Der Abfall-Entsorgung fand einen Hund mit gebrochenen Beinen auf der Strasse. Er schlug brutal auf ihn ein, schlang einen Strick um seinen Hals und schleppte ihn zum Camion, warf ihn rein, wo ihn die Walze bei lebendigem Leib zerquetschte. Tierschützer gehen nun auf die Barrikaden und wollen erreichen, dass dieser Mann bestraft wird für seine bestialische Tat. Bitte unterschreibt die Petition hier, um diesen Tierschützern Gehör zu verschaffen, damit dem unschuldigen kleinen Hund Gerechtigkeit getan wird, sofern man eine eventuelle Strafe so nennen kann. Der Mann wurde entlassen. Doch das reicht nicht. Er muss bestraft werden, oder “Mitgefühls-Erziehung” erhalten, wie die Tierschützer unten es nennen.






Beloved Cat Strangled and Tossed Over Fence – Demand Justice






Dog Used as Bait – We Must Find the Abuser https://animalpetitions.org/155008/severely-abused-dog-used-as-bait-deserves-justice/?utm_source=iContactPro&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=please-help%40animalpetitions.org&utm_content=443AP++Standard+w+Other++NOW&vsmaid=2500&vcid=516164





Demand Toyota Stop Using Leather https://animalpetitions.org/154685/demand-toyota-stop-using-leather/





Petition for the right to film in the feeding rooms of ducks and geese

Pétition pour avoir le droit de filmer dans les salles de gavage des canards et des oies

Petition für das Recht die Fütterung von Enten und Gänse zu filmen






Unterschreiben Sie unsere Petition und bitten Sie Bogner, den Verkauf von Pelzprodukten einzustellen. Als Teilnehmer der Petition halten wir Sie automatisch auf dem Laufenden. http://www.bogner-toetet.de/#helfen





Watch now and take action: Anchors Away, a film by Jon Bowermaster More info: http://www.riverkeeper.org/anchorages ‘Hudson River at Risk’ film series: http://www.hudsonriveratrisk.com/ http://river.convio.net/site/MessageViewer?em_id=23073.0&dlv_id=27810





Jetzt entscheidet die EU über die Zukunft unserer Natur – Bitte unterschreiben Sie https://www.regenwald.org/petitionen/1054/deine-stimme-rettet-schnepfe-und-schmetterling?mtu=196395865&t=2151





Wir bitten die Klimasünder zur Kasse. Machen Sie mit!






Trump: Divest from All Business Interests Before Taking Office https://action.citizen.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=13356





International Finance Corporation: Don’t Finance Labor Abuse on Indian Tea Plantations






Máxima Acuña is courageous and determined. She’s also in danger. Mining giant wants her land but she says NO – Act now






Jetzt mitmachen: Schluss mit dem Agrar-Monopoly! https://www.umweltinstitut.org/mitmach-aktionen/schluss-mit-dem-agrar-monopoly





SPD-Skandal: Zugang zu Politikern kaufen? Sagen Sie Nein! Aktion: Politik darf nicht käuflich sein! https://www.lobbycontrol.de/2016/11/politik-darf-nicht-kaeuflich-sein/#pk_campaign=20161123C





EUROPAWEITE VIDEOÜBERWACHUNG AN SCHLACHTHÖFEN UND DOKUMENTATION DER FEHLBETÄUBUNGEN http://www.petitionen24.com/europaweite_videouberwachung_an_schlachthofen_und_dokumentation

Infos:  http://www.europewide-cctv-in-all-slaughterhouses.eu/petition-at-de-ch/


EUROPE-WIDE MANDATORY CCTV IN ALL SLAUGHTERHOUSES AND MONITORING  – PETITION LINKS http://www.europewide-cctv-in-all-slaughterhouses.eu/petition-uk

all links can be found and shared via Google+ and Google Mail, Facebook and Twitter directly from our new blog :



EUROPAWEITE VIDEOÜBERWACHUNG AN SCHLACHTHÖFEN UND DOKUMENTATION- PETITIONS-LINKS www.petitionen24.com/europaweite_videouberwachung_an_schlachthofen_und_dokumentation

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



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

Bittet Eure Abgeordneten, die europäischen Rechtsvorschriften für die Videoüberwachung in Schlachthöfen zu unterstützen. http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=5323fef14402c8a6293efe8c3&id=79be17cae8&e=59f0a1b10e


USA: Install Video Cameras in Slaughterhouses and Factory Farms http://www.thepetitionsite.com/384/743/772/install-video-cameras-in-slaughterhouses-and-factory-farms//



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



www.peta50plus.de/fehlbeteaubung-beim-schlachten www.veganstart.de

Slaughtered While Still Conscious http://www.e-activist.com/ea-campaign/action.handleViewInBrowser.do?ea.campaigner.email=LanEbAfBXPAnbQ71WR4QQYptSBJWF7Iq&broadcastId=47138&templateId=34473

Schlachthof-Hölle in Deutschland



Undercover Schlachthof-Video: Todesschreie der Tiere

Filmaufnahmen aus einem Vorzeige-Bio-Schlachthof



Ein Virus namens “Menschheit” http://www.lorieesser.com/virus-menschheit/


Out of sight…out of mind… http://www.scotlandforanimals.org/CCTV.html








Be the difference! Sei Du der Unterschied!


Please vote / Bitte abstimmen:




40 Leben – in Ihrer Daunendecke Informieren Sie sich über unserer Kampagne und stimmen Sie gleich ab! http://54278.seu.cleverreach.com/m/10819345/52117-11cfea514e49406b7b7621abf4b7c6cb?utm_source=VIER+PFOTEN+-+Stiftung+f%C3%BCr+Tierschutz&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=161123_InfoNewsletter_DE&utm_content=Mailing_10819345





A Shocking List of Companies Who Still Test on Animals http://craftybird.hubpages.com/hub/Companies-Test-on-Animals



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

This new App will tell you if your makeup and household products have been tested on animals: http://cruelty-cutter.org/


Finden Sie tierfreundliche Kosmetik! http://kosmetik.peta.de/







Informations and terms – Infos und Termine








Mausmobil startet TOURDATEN 2016 http://www.mausmobil.info/tour2016.html





Termin-Übersicht 2016






Wir stehen vor Bogner und informieren die Kunden

Unsere Kampagne On Tour bis 25.11.16 – Sie können dabei sein!







Liebe Jagdgegner,

ich gebe diese Mail nochmal in die Runde, weil mir gerade auffiel, dass ich meine Emailadresse für evtl. Rückmeldungen nicht angegeben hatte.

Sie lautet: kle-ri@t-online.de Interessenten können sich natürlich auch gerne direkt mit dem Veranstalter, Herrn Roger Miller: Roger.Miller@gmx.de

in Verbindung setzen.


Bitte um großflächige Weiterleitung dieses Veranstaltungstermins und bitte auch um Rückmeldungen. Besten Dank.


LG Rita


From: Roger Miller

Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 10:58 AM

To: kle-ri@t-online.de

Subject: Hallo


Hallo Rita,

am 26.11. findet erneut eine Drück-und Treibjagd zwischen Lampertheim-Hüttenfeld und Viernheim statt. Bei der letzten Jagd waren wohl 85 Personen an der Jagd beteiligt, dazu die Treiber.

Mehr als 80 Tiere, in erster Linie Wildschweine, aber auch Rehe und Füchse wurden

erschossen. Es musste wie immer eine Nachsuche durchgeführt werden, um Tiere die

sich dann schon über Stunden schwerverletzt gequält haben, den Gnadenschuß zu verpassen.

Dass die Jagd völlig unnötig ist, brauche ich sicher nicht zu erwähnen.

Um nun 2016 endlich mal etwas dagegen zu stellen, habe ich persönlich zwei Kundgebungen angemeldet. Am kommenden Samstag zwischen 10 und 12 Uhr direkt in Lampertheim, Sedanstrasse/Kaiserstrasse beim Wochenmarkt.


Wir haben ein Transparent und ein Plakat, sowie ein Megafon dabei.

Viel viel wichtiger ist es aber bei der Kundgebung Nummer 2 in möglichst großer Anzahl vor Ort zu sein. Diese ist angemeldet in Hüttenfeld, am Verkehrskreisel Ortausgang Richtung Viernheim und Lampertheim.

Zeitpunkt von 7 Uhr bis 17 Uhr. Die Jagd startet um 8 und soll um 16 Uhr enden.

Wenn wir hier eine Zahl plus 20 zusammen bekommen würden, kann man bereits über eine Störung der Jagd nachdenken, sind wir zu wenige, dann kann man auch hier die Kundgebung durchführen, gerne eigene Flugblätter verteilen, Auofahrer, die umgeleitet werden damit informieren usw.


Ich soll bis zum 25.11. ein Freitag der Ordnungsbehörde in Lampertheim mitteilen, mit wie vielen Personen man rechnen kann. Deshalb wäre es wichtig rechtzeitig Rückläufe von interessierten Personen zu bekommen, wobei selbst wenn sich viele ankündigen, würde ich der Behörde aus taktischen Gründen eine wesentlich niedere Zahl nennen. Grund: Sind es viele Leute, kommt auch viel Polizei, sind es wenige kommt eben nur ein Fahrzeug und dann haben wir die Möglichkeit die Jäger zu erreichen. Bitte sagt allen Leuten die kommen wollen, dass Sie sich der Witterung entsprechend kleiden sollen, Getränke und Essen mitbringen sollen und wenn möglich Fotoapparate, Filmkameras zur Dokumentation dabei haben sollten, so vorhanden.


Ich hoffe Ihr könnt kommen und bringt noch einige Aktivisten mit.

Schönen Gruß

Roger Miller





Veggie World 26.-27.11.2016






Gesendet: Montag, 21. November 2016 um 23:40 Uhr Von: bcg-brd-dachverband@gmx.de Betreff: Jetzt können wir Solidarität mit den Duogynon-Opfern zeigen! Demo der Opfer am 29.11.2016!

Der Duogynon-Skandal war neben Contergan ein weiterer großer Pharmazieskandal, bei dem die Opfer vorgeburtlich im Mutterleib geschädigt wurden.

Die Duogynon-Opfer kämpfen noch heute gegen den Bayer-Konzern vor Gericht um eine gerechte Entschädigung.


Am Montag, den 28. November zeigt die ARD um 22:45 Uhr den Dokumentarfilm „Der vertuschte Skandal“, der am Mittwoch, den 30.11.2016, im Bayerischen Fernsehen ab 21:00 Uhr wiederholt wird.


Anlässlich dieses Dokumentarfilms demonstrieren die Duogynon-Opfer am 29.11.2016 in Berlin am Brandenburger Tor.



Die Daten beider Termine im Einzelnen:


Tag:        Dienstag, 29.11.2016

Uhrzeit:    14:00 Uhr bis 16:00 Uhr

Ort:        Am Brandenburger Tor (Seite des Pariser Platzes)


Die Duogynonopfer sprachen mich an und baten die Conterganopfer um solidarischen Beistand!


Die Demo findet einen Tag nach unserer öffentlichen Anhörung statt.

Ihr braucht also nur Euer Hotelzimmer um einen Tag zu verlängern.

Ich bitte Euch inständig, alle möglichst zahlreich zu dieser Demonstration zu kommen.

Jeder ist herzlich eingeladen! Nicht nur Conterganopfer!

Verbreitet dies über alle Eure Verteiler!

Ich gehe auf jeden Fall auch hin!


Die Duogynon-Opfer haben vielleicht noch die Chance, zu einer gerechten Entschädigung vor Gericht zu kommen.

Sie sind noch nicht wie wir hinsichtlich unserer Schadenersatzansprüche enteignet worden!

Helfen wir Ihnen, das zu schaffen, was die politische Korruption bei uns vereitelt hat!



Dokumentarfilm „Der vertuschte Skandal“

Tag:        Montag, 28.11.2016

Uhrzeit:    22:45 Uhr

Sendeplatz:     ARD, 1. Programm



Wiederholung des Dokumentarfilms

Tag:         Mittwoch, 30.11.2016

Uhrzeit:    21:00 Uhr

Sendeplatz:    Bayrisches Fernsehen





Mit den besten Wünschen


Andreas Meyer





Einladung: Jane Goodall kommt am 07.12. nach Tübingen – seien Sie dabei!






7.Großdemo gegen die MPI Tierversuche

18.12.2016 14.00-20.00 Tübingen. Diesmal wird es einen lauten Demomarsch bis vor die Tore dieses Höllenlabors und der Verantwortlichen hinter all dem Leid geben. Wir geben nicht auf, bevor die Affen frei und die Versuche beendet sind. Diesmal gibt es wieder einen Demobus ab München über, Augsburg und Ulm. http://shoutout.wix.com/so/aLXEzvgz?cid=798d116d-122b-42d0-a418-823793acd700#/main





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






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

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



The meat and dairy drug: not food, not fashion and not a fad – it is a drug (Philip Wollen) www.youtube.com/watch?v=75eblACv_uI&feature=relmfu



Philip Wollen über die Notwendigkeit, auf Fleisch zu verzichten. DEUTSCHE VERSION www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=yYTlclsy6wA

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



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


Earthlings – Neue Synchronisation auf Deutsch – Komplett http://vegane-jobs.de/earthlings-neue-synchronisation-auf-deutsch-komplett/


Schlachthof-Hölle in Deutschland https://vimeo.com/122454053?ref=fb-share

Undercover Schlachthof-Video: Todesschreie der Tiere

Filmaufnahmen aus einem Vorzeige-Bio-Schlachthof



Sir Paul McCartney Narrates ‘Glass Walls’



The Secret Reason We Eat Meat – Dr. Melanie Joy




Das Klagen der Kühe – Schulversion http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IN8SU7gB-Ms#!



And Then Came Man – Check it Out. www.liveleak.com/view?i=0f0_1356636529



The Faces of Animal Research



http://www.peta2.com/achievements/animal-testing-video/home/?utm_campaign=Animal%20Testing&utm_source=peta2%20e-mail&utm_medium=alert Why Animal Testing Doesn’t Work



The failure of animal experiments – an animated educational film http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mo25wUKNySg&feature=youtu.be

Unsinn Tierversuch – Ein animierter Aufklärungsfilm der Ärzte gegen Tierversuche



Air France und ihr dunkles Geheimnis



Search for brands that DON’T test on animals here: http://peta.vg/1ks9 ‪#‎StopAnimalTests





My story …



Hinter den Kulissen der Tierindustrie



The ‘Humane Slaughter’ Myth





Slaughter animals, their last way:



Why Are These People Crying? www.peta.org/b/thepetafiles/archive/2013/03/12/why-are-these-people-crying.aspx?utm_campaign=0313%20People%20Crying%20Blog&utm_source=PETA%20E-Mail&utm_medium=E-News

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



Pferdetransport – Quälerei ohne Grenzen www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bGTBaOaAco&NR=1&feature=endscreen



She’s Alive… Beautiful… Finite… Hurting… Worth Dying for! www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32994.htm#.UJ-W4aiE9yU.wordpress



The price of milk (explain this…) www.youtube.com/watch?v=82afx4sLeMk



This film should be seen by the entire world! www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MN8JYhByVYg



Undercover Investigation at Hy-Line Hatchery http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJ–faib7to



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





Cry of the innocent – ein berührendes Video über den Pelzhandel – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qv2hT4fa9Gg

Pelz? 60 Sekunden, die jeder gesehen haben sollte /


Viele Menschen glauben, dass Pelztiere nur in Pelztierfarmen in China leiden. DAS IST

NICHT SO! Sie leiden kläglich in Pelzfarmen weltweit. Dies ist ein Screenshot des Videos eines analen Stromschlags in einer Pelzfarm in Illinois. Sie sterben nicht sofort, sie gehen in einen Schockzustand, während ihre Innereien grundsätzlich vom Strom “gekocht” werden. SEHEN Sie sich das VIDEO an:





The Animal Holocaust by Jo Frederiks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5XX35L4fmQ&feature=share


English and german http://www.earthlings.de/



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A New Snow Leopard Population Estimate Has Scientists on Edge.


A New Snow Leopard Population Estimate Has Scientists on Edge

While some experts defend higher estimates of the elusive cat’s numbers, others say it’s bad science that could hurt the species.


Emily J. Gertz is an associate editor for environment and wildlife at TakePart.

A new estimate of the global population of snow leopards—a rare big cat thought to prowl about 1.2 million square miles of remote, rugged mountain terrain across 12 Central Asian nations—would appear to be an uncommon bit of good news for wildlife conservation.

Published last month in Snow Leopards, a 644-page compendium on snow leopard science and conservation, the estimate puts the global snow leopard population at 4,700 to 8,700 animals across 44 percent of the species’ range, compared with earlier projections of around 3,900 to 7,500 animals in total.

There was not enough information available to estimate how numerous the ghostly spotted leopards might be throughout their mountainous habitat, said Peter Zahler, the coordinator of the snow leopard program at the Wildlife Conservation Society, who coauthored the Snow Leopards chapter containing the population estimate. “As scientists, we know what we know, and we have not looked at the quality of those other areas—the other 56 percent,” he said.

Other experts say the available data don’t support the revised figure even across a subsection of the animal’s range, and they worry that it could create complacency among government officials and the public about curbing threats to the snow leopard’s survival.


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Mongolia Approves Vast Reserve for Snow Leopards



“This will have a tremendous (negative) impact on snow leopard conservation throughout its range,” Som Ale, a biologist at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s cat specialist group, wrote in an email. “I envisage that [the] snow leopard would be listed as low priority and [a] low-funding species while the opposite is what is necessary.”

Ale, whose research and conservation work have focused on snow leopards in the Himalayas, is among the nearly 200 authors who contributed to Snow Leopards.

This disagreement among big-cat experts follows an unusually public controversy over the global tiger count. An upbeat report released during an April meeting of government officials from tiger range nations claimed a 20 percent increase in the species’ global population since 2010. But the announcement was criticized by tiger conservation organizations as a science-light publicity exercise.

Both disputes highlight the challenges of studying elusive big cats in their native habitats and how conscious all sides are of managing the public’s enthusiasm for saving them.

“To me the exciting part is—and it’s not a terribly complex story—is that there are more of these animals than we thought, and that is rare in these times,” said Zahler. “Tigers have lost over 90 percent of their population over 100 years, and lions have lost 40 percent in the last 20 years. The signs are pointing down fast. So it’s a piece of good news in the big-cat world where there hasn’t been much.”

RELATED: Snow Leopards’ Biggest Threat: Climate Change

The count was based on field data and observations shared in 2008 at a conference in Beijing attended by government officials, scientists, and conservationists. Improved technologies for assessing snow leopard populations, including more durable camera traps and satellite tracking collars, “have given us a better idea of what snow leopards’ home range is,” Zahler said. “The fact is, suddenly you could really track snow leopards—where they’re going and how far. At first there was no way to do it.”

Zahler and Tom McCarthy, the executive director of the snow leopard program for the conservation group Panthera and coeditor of Snow Leopards, both anticipated criticism of the revised population count.

“I know some people that will argue that ‘Well, we still do our camera trapping in only the best possible places, because we want to get good pictures of snow leopards,’ ” McCarthy said. “That might have been the case 10 years ago. But what we’re seeing now, particularly with Panthera—we’ve got five or six hundred cameras out in snow leopard range, and we don’t just target high-level population areas. We target a number of places where we’re not even sure snow leopards occur. So that argument doesn’t hold a lot of water.”

Gustaf Samelius, assistant scientific director of Snow Leopard Trust, lauded Snow Leopards as “a fantastic source of information put together” but said that the authors of the book’s population estimate chapter “have been a little uncritical at how they arrived at the numbers.”

While some of the data were gathered via tracking, camera trapping, or genetic sampling of snow leopard fecal samples, the studies are being conducted across too small an extent of the cat’s range to justify the higher population estimate, he said. The rest is still guesswork, even if it comes from people working on the ground in snow leopard range states.

“I teach a wildlife biology conservation class,” Samelius said. “We talk about estimating abundance a lot. I tell them, ‘We can land on the moon, but we have a very hard time estimating abundance of animals.’ ”

McCarthy agreed that with an animal as difficult to observe as the snow leopard, informed guesses continue to play a big part in estimating the size of the population. “I would not say that what we have still goes much beyond a guesstimate,” he said. “But the key takeaway here is [that] for once much more of the population figure was based on camera trapping, or genetic assessments, using fecal counts, sign surveys, rather than just more wild guessing.”

All the researchers agreed on at least one thing: With snow leopards facing multiple threats—including poaching of both the cats and their prey, retribution killings by herders for livestock losses, increased mining and road building in their habitats, and climate change—it would be a mistake to cut back on conservation efforts.

“It’s important to make sure it’s not lost that regardless of the total count of snow leopards, we know that there are some real threats out there, and they need to be dealt with,” said Zahler. “They are not going to go away without concerted effort.”





Serbia: Appeal For Donations – Small Shelter In Nis.




Good afternoon all, We have a new fundraising portal for our November Food Fund Appeal.

Please consider a donation no matter how small, thank you. https://www.youcaring.com/smallshelternisserbia-686623/donate#pp

If you would like to send a donation direct, please sent to our ADMIN TEAM :
sssnsfood@gmail.com  PLEASE send payment as family/friend so we are not charged a fee and we will acknowledge your donation – thank you xxx


URGENT – Its is now MID NOV and we have received 215 Euros in donations, we are VERY WORRIED at this time without YOUR SUPPORT we will be unable to continue to feed and provide vet care for the dogs at the shelter and the street cats, PLEASE consider a donation no matter how small, thank you.

Food and ongoing Vet Care = 310 Euros per month
Land Rental (Fenced Area) = 40 Euros per month (its is vital that we keep this payment up to date )




England: New ‘Fur For Animals’ Campaign Launched by ‘Respect for Animals’ – Check It Out !







Project aim

Fur for Animals

We are an anti-fur group. Funding will pay for a global competition to find great new social media messages spotlighting fur’s cruelty.


We are Respect for Animals and we campaign every day against the cruel and unnecessary fur industry – an international trade that kills 100 million animals every year.

Our original award-winning ‘Dumb Animals’ poster and cinema advertising led to the exposure of the cruelty of the fur trade and prompted society’s rejection of fur wearing in the UK.

We now plan to launch a new global ‘fur for animals’ campaign using effective social media messaging to raise awareness that fur is cruel and buying fur perpetuates animal suffering.  

We will work with the world’s TOP design and creative colleges and sponsor a global competition to produce a new ‘Dumb Animals’ campaign fit for the 21st Century.  The world has changed since the first wave of anti-fur campaigns and so has the way and where fur is sold. 

We need to evolve and step up our campaign. With your help, we can.

Here is our original cinema advert:




Dear friend

We have just launched a Crowdfunding campaign to fund our new exciting campaign, ‘Fur for Animals’.

We’re going to be taking on the fur trade with a 21st Century campaign to rival our original award winning ‘Dumb Animals’ adverts in the 1990s, which led to a change in attitudes to fur in the UK. 

But now, several years later,, due to new demand for fur in Russia and China, more animals are being killed for their fur than ever before.

We know you are one of our most committed supporters and we need your help.

So please take a look at our Crowdfunding page, decide what donation you want to pledge and check out what reward you qualify for!

We urgently need the funding to fulfill our aim of working with some of the world’s top young designers that will take social media by storm and raise awareness about the cruelty of fur around the world.







A Christmas Story – Be Independent; Do Your Own Thing !


A Christmas Story


Every year, when Christmas comes, I wonder what gifts I should give. Most people think – give to people?

No!, not me; I mean to give to the animals!

On previous Christmas’ I had planned a one-woman anti-fur action, as a kind of personal gift / action for the suffering fur animals. I had inspected all the big shops in the city near to where I live. All of them sold fur articles. In one shop, which was very noble and expensive, there was a fox jacket priced at 1.199.- Euros. “It is red fox”, the seller informed me, allegedly “something that was very special”! – yes special to the fox; it is its coat to keep it warm ! When I put on the jacket, as part of my plan; I already knew what I would give the animals this Christmas.

I bought lots of small, white, self-adhesive stickers.

I typed on the computer:

“Pelz ist Mord

Kein Pelz kaufen” which means – Fur is murder, don`t buy fur.

I printed out 60 labels; each which carried this wording.

I decided to stick each of my labels over the price label of the fur items being sold. There are 2 reasons why I decided to do this:

  1. Spontaneously, if we want to buy something, we always first look at the price, and

  2. The price label is not part of the article, it is cut off at the checkout. This meant that even if I had been caught, no action could be taken against me for causing damage to the property.

Theoretically! – But it would be best not to be caught in the first place !!

That’s why I had tested all the cameras in the store. There were cameras everywhere. At the department where there was the red fox jacket, there was even a discreet camera mounted on the wall.

My plan had to be as follows:

take the fur jacket in hand, look for the position of the price label, try as if I was thinking of buying, and then… zack, zack!! quickly stick my anti fur label over the price tag !

Then, job done, move on to the price tag of the next fur item !

I had already stuck about 40 labels to different garments, but still none on the red fox fur. And I really wanted that!


“What does this jacket cost?” I asked the saleswoman. “1.199” she said; “but it is worth the money, something you will not find anywhere” !

I tried the jacket on and the saleswoman stood next to me. I made a small turn around in front of the mirror to view it from different angles, I had to be convincing that I was interested ! “I have to think it over,” I said, “it is too expensive for me”.

The saleswoman went away, disappointed by what I had said.

I put the jacket back on, quickly put my sticker onto this prize fur and left the store as quickly as I could. It was the sticker number 41!

When I think at this action today, I must admit, it was not a big or a direct gift for the animals, I know that. I have only provoked a little bit of attention into a very bloody business called the fur trade, nothing more.

Maybe I could have done more, if I had other helpers and activists with me. Yes! maybe … but with “if and but” you cannot change society and the suffering of the animals. We cannot wait for great deeds, everyone does what he or she can personally, now and again. Small gifts and actions for the animals are better than nothing.

And it should not be only at Christmas time.

Best regards for you, dear Mark,  and for all campaigners fighting for animals everywhere !




Above – Here Is the Rest of Your Fur Coat !


Visit ‘Respect for Animals’ (Nottingham, England)

– Campaigning against the Fur Trade:




Serbia: News From Felix Shelter – ‘Tessa’.




Danica Mirkovic


Tessa is a young kitty girl who already knows the meaning of pain and suffering.

A couple of months ago, while she was living on the streets of a village near Novi Sad, she had an open carpal fracture of her right leg. We’ll probably never find out what happened to her, but the point is that her horrific injury was left untreated for around two months. When someone finally took photos of her, she was in very bad shape and her right front leg seemed to be completely useless, so the vet in Novi Sad (who was the first to examine her) recommended amputation.




However, when she arrived at the shelter she had a thorough physical exam, blood tests and an X-ray by our vet who opted for surgery in order to try and save her injured leg. He removed the necrotic tissue; the wound was debrided and Tessa has been receiving IV fluids over the first couple of days since her arrival, as she was seriously dehydrated and malnourished.

She is being given Longacef and vitamins daily and is eating high quality food, constantly asking for more, while she is getting ready for the surgery which will be performed as soon as her condition becomes stable. Her right carpus is almost completely destroyed by infection and gangrene which is still spreading, so her leg will need to be operated on urgently. The vet is planning to somehow surgically align the fracture with crossed pins, while fixing the bones vertically with metal screws and if everything goes well, a callus is supposed to form a “false joint” which will remain stiff, but it will allow Tessa’s elbow to bend normally.


Once everything heals, she is expected to be able to use her right front leg even though she will certainly be limping for quite a long time or might walk with a slight limp forever, but she’ll be able to bear at least some of her weight on her injured leg. None of us here is decisively against amputation if it turns out to be in her best interest, but not before all of the other options are already tried, exhausted and have failed. An amputation is undoubtedly the easiest and the simplest way out; nonetheless, Tessa is only around eight months old and after everything she’s been through, she definitely deserves a fighting chance.

Whether she manages to overcome her problems or not, she has already proven to be a true survivor, at such a tender age and with an awful start in life. The approximate costs of her surgery alone are around 250 euros if nothing goes wrong; when we add the costs of the drugs she is receiving, special food, diapers and fuel needed for every day’s trips to the vet, it all adds up to about 330 euros.

Donations have been pretty much non-existent lately and we are flat broke at the moment. If you’d like to help our courageous little fighter who has already had more than her share of suffering and neglect, please help us pay off her bills!

Every donation, no matter the size, can go a long way!

Our PayPal is savage1@shaw.ca.

Thank you all in advance!


Tessa had her stitches removed on Saturday. She’s gained a little weight and is now free to discover and explore her new surroundings🙂

A huge thank you to all of you who have helped this lovely kitty girl!






To donate, please go to the following and search for donate on the left hand side.






UK: Mog and Buster – Stars of the Show !


A couple of this years British tv ads for Christmas – with animals as the main stars!


Mog:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuRn2S7iPNU


Buster:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sr6lr_VRsEo


Money this year being given to the Wildlife Trusts – for British wildlife.

So win – win situation.

England: 8 Hours Maximum Journey Time – Now We Petition The EU In Addition To German Chancellor Actions. Please Sign and Crosspost To All Contacts.




New EU Petition link –  http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/585/401/439/

And send an e mail to Chancellor Merkel asking for 8 hours maximum journey time –


As well as working with German friends and campaigners regarding live exports and the need for an 8 hour maximum one off journey time; we are now also going direct to the EU.

With our German campaigners and using heir helpful advice and letter writing, we have already got things under way to target Chancellor Merkel in Germany; asking her to make representations on the subject at EU level.

Here is our post:


We have also, now produced a petition to Bernard Van Goethem at the EU asking for an 8 hour maximum one off journey time for animals.  You may well remember other posts on this site where Mr Van Goethem has held his hands up and said “we can do nothing” – even when presented with the most disgusting videos of animals suffering at the Turkish border when exported from the EU.

See the videos presented to him here:





Here is our new EU Petition link –  please sign and crosspost to all your contacts;


The wording of our letter to Mr Van Goethem – a Director at European Commission, DG SANCO – Directorate G – Veterinary and International Affairs is as follows:


Dear Sir (Mr. Van Goethem),

In the context of the 8hours campaign in 2012, more than 1,200,000 (1 million 200 thousand) citizens asked the EU Commission to limit all livestock transportation to a one off 8 hours maximum. Every year due to the existing and non enforced ‘EU legislation’, millions of farm animals suffer during long-distance transport across Europe and to other Third countries such as Turkey.

They are transported for very long period and exposed to extreme variations in temperatures, both of which are non compliant with the regulations set by EU regulation. In addition, only some animals (say those near to water dispensers) making up any particular consignment are lucky enough to receive very limited rations of food and water; often many get nothing. – In addition, the legally required rest breaks detailed in the regulation are also very often ignored by EU international livestock hauliers.  Again, the EU Directorate; of which you are a Director, takes no action to make things any better for these animals.

It is inconceivable that the EU Commission has completely ignored the requests of over 1,2 million EU citizens asking to limit animal transports to a maximum one off journey time of 8 hours.  You are failing us, the citizens of the EU, and you are failing the animals of the EU.

According to EU Regulation No. 1/2005, which is supposed to ‘protect’ animals during transport, but does anything but protect; the following freedoms should apply to all animals during transport:

• Animals must be free from hunger and thirst,

• Animals must be free from pain, injuries and diseases,

• Animals must be free from anxiety and stress.

All of these freedoms are regularly being breached during long-lasting international transport, especially to locations such as Turkey from EU states.

Regulation 1/2005 exists only on paper to show the EU public there are so- called legislative rules.  But the EU, of which you are a Veterinary Director, is not enforcing the existing regulation in any way; and so the legislation really means nothing – it is utterly useless paper ‘nothing’; and the livestock haulage industry know this as well as your failures to enforce the legislation.  The demands defined in 1/2005 are not respected by several existing EU member states, and you do nothing legally to even try to enforce them.  Examples of the failures we are talking about can be seen in the videos referenced below for example; especially in this case regarding animals exported from the EU to Turkey.

Animals transports from the EU to Turkey –



Export of sheep from England to Germany –



All the video evidence above as well as meetings between you and animal welfare organisations have ended with the disappointing but simple response from you: “We cannot do anything”.  On behalf of EU citizens, we thus question the EU enforcement of Regulation 1/2005, and say that if legislation is not rigidly enforced, then why does it exist in the first place ? – as we said, just a paper, mean nothing lump of regulation.

EU officials / Commissioners, who could start to amend animal transport legislation immediately, have remained inactive and very quiet for a very long time.  Regulation 1/2005 for animals in transport ‘protection’, which originally became law in December 2004, is utterly ineffective as EU officials including yourself take no action whatsoever to enforce it.

According to the Lisbon Treaty, one million people who have to come from several EU Member States, can use the ‘citizens’ initiative’ to ask the European Commission to submit new political proposals. These 1,2 million people calling for 8 hour transport legislation have not yet been able to stop the misery of the transport of animals for time periods over 8 hours.  Times need to change and you need to be held responsible.

Therefore, we are now asking you, a ‘Veterinary Director’ at the EU, to make sure that these animal transports within EU member states, and also all exports to Third nations such as EU – Turkey transportation; are timed to a one off maximum journey time of no more than eight (8) hours.

Please use your influence as a ‘vet’ – someone who allegedly should care about the welfare of animals, so that the existing laws on the implementation on animal transports are finally adapted for once and all to reflect a one off maximum journey time of no more than 8 hours as the citizens of Europe request.  This ruling must apply for transport across the whole of the EU and for export to Third countries such as Turkey.  Only for specific situations such as Scottish animals being shipped from islands to the mainland should their be additional but limited hours.

Thank you for your time and consideration of our very important ‘citizens’ initiative’ requestWe are watching your future actions to see if the ‘EU Veterinary Director’ actually does anything for the improvement of ‘animal welfare’ – and animals currently suffering during transport.



You can sign our petition calling for 8 hours maximum (one off) journey time by visiting:



Please pass the link on to anyone and everyone you know. 

We need to make this big for the animals that you have seen in the videos above.

Mr Van Goethem is a Director at European Commission, DG SANCO – Directorate G – Veterinary and International Affairs – so we must let him know how we feel about the current legislation (EU Regulation 1/2005 of December 2004) and now demand that a maximum 8 hour, one off journey time is introduced for all animals transported within the EU and for animals transported from the EU to Third nations such as Turkey.

Regards SAV.






Dear all;

as we are working a lot on live animal transport issues at the moment, we are leaving the 8 hour campaign to Ch. Merkel and the petition to the EU as the header posts for a few days.

But we are also publishing other things/issues/actions at the moment, which you can find at ‘Recent Posts’ which is located on the right hand sideThis is always a good place to visit as it has our very latest issues.

So although the main header page may not look as if it has changed much, you can find other recent/more up todate actions at ‘Recent posts’.

Regards SAV.


Germany: Send An E Mail To German Chancellor Merkel Asking For (A one off) 8 Hour Maximum Journet Time For Animals In Transport.



We are combining with German anti export campaigners to continue pressing for a one off 8 hour MAXIMUM journey time for all animals in transport.

This will be very much to the benefit of all animals, who currently endure the un- monitored and rather pathetic EU Regulation 1/2005 for animals in transport, which is the EU standard.  Under this existing EU Regulation, journey times are:

Un-weaned Calves, Lambs and Foals – 9 hours of transport – followed by a minimum 1 hour break; with then another 9 hours of transport.  Total time – 18 hours on the road with a minimum 1 hour rest period, which is taken ON the vehicle.

Pigs – 24 hours transport in a single journey.  Animals should officially have access to water throughout then journey, but we very much question if this is often the case.

Cattle, Sheep and Goats – 14 hours of transport – followed by a minimum 1 hour break; with then another 14 hours of transport.  Total time – 28 hours on the road with a minimum 1 hour rest period, which is taken ON the vehicle.  Animals officially to be fed and given liquids during break if necessary, but we very much question if this is often the case.

Horses – except registered horses – can be transported for a maximum period of 24 hours.  Must officially be given liquids, and if necessary fed every 8 hours; but we very much question if this is often the case.


Note in all cases above the ‘rest period’ is officially 1 hour minimum.  There is NO maximum; but animals normally take the rest period STILL LOADED ON the vehicle.  So you could have an example where cattle can be officially transported for 28 hours on the road.  The rest period could be 1 hour but it could also be, for example, say 8 hours.  There is no maximum rest period; but the rest period is normally taken with the animals remaining ON the vehicle.  Hence for this example you get 28 hours on the road with say an additional 8 hours rest still on the vehicle.  This would mean that animals are confined on a truck for a minimum of 36 hours, which we consider is outrageous.

We and others are calling for a ONE OFF MAXIMUM journey time of 8 hours or less.

We are mailing German Chancellor Merkel to ask her to put pressure on the EU to reduce animal journey times to a one off 8 hours maximum.  She has influence at EU level; but also has German elections next year – she needs votes ! – we want something in return.



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Below you will find a sample letter which you can copy and then send to chancellor Merkel. 

E mail your copy of the sample letter to the following address:


You can of course use the sample letter as a guide and amend it to your own requirements.

Here below is the Sample Letter – we provide both English or German versions for you to select; copy and send.




German Version


Sehr geehrte Bundeskanzlerin Frau Dr. Merkel,

im Rahmen der 8hours Kampagne im Jahr 2012 haben mehr als 1,2 Mio. Bürger die EU-Kommission aufgefordert die langen, qualvollen Tiertransporte mit lebenden Tiere auf acht Stunden zu begrenzen.

Jedes Jahr leiden Millionen von Tieren im Fernverkehr in ganz Europa.

Sie sind für Tage oder sogar Wochen in überfüllten LKWs oder Schiffen eingepfercht und extremen Temperaturen ausgesetzt.

Zudem erhalten sie nur sehr wenig Nahrung und Wasser – häufig werden auch die gesetzlich erforderlichen Ruhepausen ignoriert.

Es ist unfassbar, dass die EU-Kommission die Anforderung dieser 1,2 Mio. Bürger, Tiertransporte auf max. acht Stunden zu begrenzen, völlig ignoriert hat.

Laut EU-Verordnung Nr.1/2005 gelten für/und während der Tiertransporte folgende Richtlinien:


  • Tiere müssen frei von Hunger und Durst

  • Tiere müssen frei vom Schmerz, Verletzungen und Krankheiten,

  • Tiere müssen frei von Angst und Stress sein

Darüber hinaus ist es verboten, ihnen unnötige Schmerzen oder Leiden zuzufügen.

Dies sind nur einige der Punkte gegen die bei diesen lang andauernden Transporten verstoßen wird.

Leider existieren diese Anforderungen für einen humaneren Tiertransport oft nur auf dem Papier. Wirklich respektiert und eingehalten werden diese Anforderungen gerade bei Tiertransporten über acht Stunden nicht.

(Dies können Sie auch dem beiliegenden Video entnehmen.)


Animals transports from the EU to Turkey – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udReHkAumrY


Export of sheep from England to Germany by J. Onderwater (NL).



Alle Gespräche, die die Organisation EyesonAnimals mit den Herren Andriukaitis und Bernard van Goethem geführt hatte, endeten mit der enttäuschenden Antwort: “We cannot do anything“.

Somit sind die verantwortlichen EU-Kommissare lange untätig geblieben.

Laut Lissabon-Vertrag, können eine Million Menschen, die aus mehreren Mitgliedsstaaten kommen, mit Hilfe der Bürgerinitiative die Europäische Kommission auffordern, neue politische Vorschläge unterbreiten.

Diese 1,2 Mio. Menschen konnten die EU-Kommission bisher nicht dazu bringen das Elend der Tiertransporte über acht Stunden zu beenden.

Deshalb fordern wir Sie nun auf, sich dafür einzusetzen, dass diese Transporte zeitlich auf max. acht Stunden begrenzt werden. Bitte machen Sie Ihren Einfluss geltend, damit die Gesetze zu Durchführung der Tiertransporte endlich angepasst werden.

Vielen Dank!



English version


Dear Chancellor, Dr. Merkel,

In the context of the 8hours campaign in 2012, more than 1.200.000 citizens have asked the EU Commission to limit the long, painful livestock transportation to 8 hours. Every year millions of animals are suffering from long-distance transport across Europe.

They are confined for days or even weeks in overloaded trucks or ships and exposed to extreme temperatures. In addition, they receive only very little food and water – often the legally required rest breaks are also ignored.

It is inconceivable that the EU Commission has completely ignored the requirement of these 1,2 million citizens to limit animal transports to max. eight hours.

According to EU regulation no. 1/2005, the following bids apply during transports:

• Animals must be free from hunger and thirst

• Animals must be free from pain, injuries and diseases,

• Animals must be free from anxiety and stress

These are just some of the points that are being breached in these long-lasting transports.

All this is up to now only on the paper, it was never really respected, as you can see from the enclosed videos.


Animals transports from the EU to Turkey – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udReHkAumrY


Export of sheep from England to Germany by J. Onderwater (NL).



All the talks conducted by the organization Eyes on Animals with Mr Andriukaitis and Bernard van Goethem ended with the disappointing answer: “We cannot do anything”.

Thus, the responsible EU commissioners have remained inactive for a long time.

According to the Lisbon Treaty, one million people who have to come from several Member States can use the citizens’ initiative to ask the European Commission to submit new political proposals. These 1,2 million people have not yet been able to stop the misery of the transport of animals over eight hours.

Therefore, we are asking you to make sure that these transports are timed to max. eight hours.

Please state your influence, so that the laws on the implementation of the animal transports are finally adapted.

Thank you


Here below are 3 video links from our friends and fellow campaigners at ‘Eyes on Animals’ (NL) which show a typical day with animal transport investigations.  After watching the videos, which are also included in the sample letters above, we hope you will agree with us campaigners that EU animal transport regulations at the moment are very wrong, and you will add your support to the call for a one off 8 hour maximum journey time by sending the sample letter to Chancellor Merkel at the e mail address we have given earlier.


watch the video

3 Videos (by Eyes on Animals)

Note these video links are also included in the sample letters given above:


Animals transports from the EU to Turkey – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udReHkAumrY



Export of sheep from England to Germany by J. Onderwater (NL).



For the animals – please act; thank you.





Above photos – SAV.





England: Badger Cull – What A Suprise – Defra Experts Wrong As Always !


Defra (UK Government) balls up as always when it comes to Bovine TB !! – Must make it look to voter farmers that we are doing something – even if killing badgers is the utterly wrong thing.  It needs to be farmers who should improve their actions.  See below.




Bovine TB not passed on through direct contact with badgers, research shows

Contact comes through contaminated pasture and dung, with significant implications for farming practices

Badgers and cattle never came into close contact during a new field study examining how tuberculosis (TB) is transmitted between the animals.

Most TB in cattle is contracted from other cattle but some infections come from badgers. The new research indicates that the disease is not passed on by direct contact, but through contaminated pasture and dung, with potentially significant implications for farm practices such as slurry spreading.

It also suggests why TB in cattle is so hard to control even when cattle and badgers are culled, as the bacteria can survive in fields for months. Eradicating TB will require addressing this risk, the new research implies.

TB is a serious problem for farmers, with 36,000 infected cattle slaughtered in Britain in 2015 at a cost to the taxpayer of about £100m. One key element of the government’s control programme, England’s controversial badger cull, is set to expand.

But the UK’s foremost experts say this “flies in the face of scientific evidence” and that the cull is a “monstrous” waste of time and money. The new research has not changed their conclusion.

The new study, carried out on 20 farms in Cornwall, aimed to shed light on how TB is transmitted between badgers and cattle, a route estimated to be directly responsible for about 6% of herd infections. “We know badgers can give TB to cattle but we have never known how,” said Prof Rosie Woodroffe, at the Zoological Society of London, who led the new research. “It is really difficult to track the movement of what is invisible – the pathogen.”

The breakthrough came thanks to new technology: a GPS collar small enough to be worn by badgers. The researchers tracked more than 400 cattle when they were in the territories of 100 badgers, with the total number of tracked days coming to more than 8,000.

 “We detected nothing [in way of interactions],” said Woodroffe. Just once in 65,000 observations did a badger get within 10 metres of a cow and they preferred to be 50m away. In contrast, they are thought to need to be within 1.5m of a cow to directly transmit TB. “It looks most likely that the badgers are avoiding the cattle,” she said, although close contact has been seen on rare occasion in the past.

“Badger-to-cattle and cattle-to-badger transmission is therefore most likely happening through the environment,” said Woodroffe. “That raises the possibility that some cattle to cattle transmission is happening through the environment. That is an important issue as TB isn’t seriously managed as though the environment is infectious.”

When TB is detected in a herd, the infected cattle are isolated and sent for slaughter. “But the pasture they are grazing and the slurry or manure they contributed to isn’t treated as if it is contaminated. That can still be squirted all over the environment, as slurry is spread widely,” she said, adding that this might explain how closed herds can be infected from neighbouring farms.

The researchers, whose study was funded by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and is published in Ecology Letters, are now sampling the fields to see exactly where the TB is harboured. This will help farmers understand which biosecurity measures – such as fencing off badger latrines or raising water troughs – actually work.

“There is this mass of measures that farmers are supposed to do, but no-one knows if they really work,” said Woodroffe. “In trying to eradicate a disease, you are trying to nail every transmission route.”

Prof Alastair MacMillan, veterinary adviser for Humane Society International/UK, said: “The suggestion by some that TB is spread by frequent nose-to-nose contact between badgers and cattle has now been completely dismissed.”

“It is much more likely that contamination by cattle of fields and yards by [TB bacteria] is the cause of repeated TB herd breakdowns,” said MacMillan, a former Defra scientist. “It’s clear that the government must divert the substantial resources being used needlessly to cull badgers and instead improve farmer education and biosecurity on farms.”

A Defra spokeswoman said: “Tighter cattle controls and good biosecurity are a key part of our comprehensive strategy to beat bovine TB, and a number of measures are in place to prevent the spread of infection.”

“These include frequent testing and rapid removal of infected cattle, pre- and post-movement testing and wildlife proofing of high risk units,” she said. “To reduce the risk of cattle to cattle transmission from contaminated environment, farmers are required to carry out cleaning and disinfection and to keep cattle out of fields grazed by [infected cattle] for two months after their removal. There are also rules about the use of manure and slurry on infected farms to mitigate the risks.”

Badger cull expansion ‘flies in face of scientific evidence’

Experts call on new prime minister Theresa May to halt ‘failed’ policy, calling it ‘risky, costly, and inhumane’

Woodroffe said the new research has not changed her opinion that the current badger cull should be halted, but she said it could explain why only a slow reduction in TB was seen in earlier, scientific culls: “The feeling has always been with badgers that you kill an infected badger and the infection is gone, but it’s not.”

She warned: “The benefits of badger culling accrue really slowly but the harmful effects [such as spreading TB more widely] happen really fast.”


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USA: Trump And The Environmental ‘Policy’ (If He Has One ?)




Above – sad day for all – except billionaires !


We are an animal rights / welfare group who also have concerns about the environment etc.  Some may call us ‘tree and bunny huggers’, but that is fine with us.  We feel that anything we publish is based on fact or substantial evidence.


We ask others, like those who voted for Mr. Trump  this week, to consider the fact regarding the environment.



So, being tree huggers, we have looked a little more into this, educating ourselves more just like the Trump voters.  We have found the following regarding the Paris climate agreement, signed up to by over 190 of the worlds nations, and now something which Trump says he is going to pull the US from.

Regarding Paris and environmental agreement, international law requirements are somewhat complicated. One of the reasons President Obama helped usher the deal into force early this year is because that meant that any country that was a party to the agreement couldn’t leave until it completed a four-year withdrawal process.

Michael Wara, an environmental law professor at the Stanford Law School, said Trump could use his office to issue an executive communication removing the United States from Paris, but even if he did that, the United States would still be a party for four years and could be subject to its legally binding procedural commitments.

The United States could take a shortcut and exit the UNFCCC, a move that could be likely, given Trump’s criticisms of the U.N. body. That could be done in one year rather than four, and would result in leaving Paris, as well. Or Trump’s administration could send observers to monitor negotiations but not participate in them and refuse to carry through on Obama’s nationally determined contribution pledge to cut carbon dioxide emissions 26 to 28 percent compared with 2005 levels by 2025.

The United States is poised to miss that target anyway without additional action, which will be a hard sell now that Republicans are in control of the legislative and executive branches of the federal government.

The United States and other parties are called upon to submit new nationally determined contributions for 2030 by 2020, and Wara said Trump could put forward a “business-as-usual” placeholder to stay on the right side of international law.

But it seems unlikely that the bombastic president-elect would opt for quiet underachievement over a grand exit.

Ebell has said he hopes Trump will submit the deal to the Senate, or that the upper chamber will vote on its own initiative. Doing so would “make it clear where the United States stands,” he said in a recent interview.




Departing Paris has consequences

Greens at home as well as those attending the Marrakech conference said they still hope Trump might not pull out of Paris, despite having spent more than a year saying he would. They note that he’s not a seasoned politician.

“There’s no history of how he would move from the campaigning arena to the governing arena,” said David Waskow of the World Resources Institute.

Several observers note that Trump has seldom articulated clear policy plans, which they said leads them to believe he might reconsider his campaign positions once in office.

Wara said Trump didn’t seem to realize, for example, that his stated support for U.S. oil and natural gas development was at odds with his pledge to prop up the domestic coal industry, which has been undermined by cheap and abundant gas.

Climate advocates also say Trump shouldn’t walk away from Paris, because doing so could undermine his ability to interest other leaders in issues that are higher on his to-do list.

“If a President Trump were not to honor U.S. commitments under the Paris Agreement, it will negatively impact his ability to get the cooperation of world leaders on other issues he cares about, such as trade and terrorism,” said Alden Meyer, director of strategy and policy at the Union of Concerned Scientists, at a briefing in Marrakech.

Frank Maisano of Bracewell LLP said Trump’s ascension doesn’t undermine Paris, because it’s “symbolic.”

“This is only a blow to global efforts in the form of the U.N. process, which continues to be a difficult and often broken process,” Maisano said.

He added, “Clean energy and technology issues will continue to play a significant role in international efforts to reduce emissions,” echoing a theme environmentalists are also voicing in the wake of the election.

Look for nations who aren’t enamored with the details of how to meet the Paris Agreement to use this as a reason to raise new concerns,” Maisano said.

At a briefing yesterday with U.S. climate advocates in Marrakech, a reporter for a New Delhi-based outlet asked if poor countries can “count on the moral obligation of the next U.S. president” when it comes to climate finance pledges.

The Trump victory makes it unlikely that the United States will make good on the $2.5 billion it still owes to the U.N. Green Climate Fund, and the new administration is likely to curtail foreign aid overall.


We have looked into the facts; have Trump voters ?






Help Animals Asia Rescue Bears In Disgusting Conditions – Please Donate – Link Below.



Enjoying life free from the bile farm at an AA sanctuary – Please help with the special rescue below – and let the bears there be free like this

– see Donation link below.



He’s rescued hundreds of bears from bile farms but, for Animals Asia Vietnam boss Tuan, those still caged and suffering never leave his thoughts.

In 2011, an Animals Asia team was in Vietnam’s Gia Lai province to rescue a sun bear from a bile farm. As is always the case with bear bile farms, the animal, now known as Nelson, was kept in appalling conditions.

Animals Asia’s Vietnam Director Tuan Bendixsen remembers the tiny, rusting cage that had held Nelson for his entire life (pictured below).



Bear farms take their toll in myriad ways. Nelson’s teeth were shattered and infected from desperate attempts to chew through the iron bars, while the surface of his eyes were scratched affecting his vision.

Over 11 years rescuing bears from the bile industry, Tuan has no shortage of bad memories. He knows better than anyone what bear bile farming looks like: hopeless, fearful eyes, balding skin, open wounds, malnourished bodies and shattered teeth.



Tuan said:

“I’ve rescued over 150 bears in Vietnam and I’ve never yet seen a bile farmed bear held in conditions that are anything other than deplorable. Five years ago in Pleiku for Nelson’s rescue it was the same. I’ve lost count of how many farms I’ve been on, but they never fail to fill me with dread.”

So when local Forest Protection Department (FPD) officials told Tuan there were more bears being held in the province, he knew he had to act to spare them the horror he had seen repeated elsewhere so many times.

That day he made them a promise: if you can convince farmers to give them up, we can save the bears – anytime and we’d be back.

That pledge was vital. Vietnam’s Forestry departments are woefully under funded. If they were to find evidence of bear bile extraction they would most likely be forced to turn a blind eye. They simply have no facilities to care for confiscated bears.

Tuan’s promise changed all that. It empowered the FPD to go after those farmers, watch them closely for any mistakes and convince them every day that there is no future in the cruelty of bear bile farming.

This month, more than half a decade later, that pressure looks to have paid off as hopes grow that these bears (pictured above) can finally be saved.




Tuan added:

For five years I’ve known these bears were suffering unimaginable torment. Underfed, unable to stretch their bodies, sickness, pain and mental agony. We’ve seen it all before, but I know when I set foot on those farms it’ll be as horrific as the first time. The disgust of bear bile farming never dulls. The bears you can’t rescue, haunt you – they’re never far from your thoughts.

“Now we just hope we can rescue these bears and start to turn their lives around. We can’t give them back the years they’ve lost but we can make them free from pain. If we can get them back to our sanctuary we can give them sunshine, open air and bear friends to play with.”







USA: Reward for Finding Salt River Wild Horse Killer Soars to $25,000!



Reward for Finding Salt River Wild Horse Killer Soars to $25,000!




The reward fund for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who shot and killed a baby Salt River wild horse and wounded two other young horses soared to $25,000 thanks to a matching offer from Animal Recovery Mission a non-profit organization based out of Florida.

Immediately after the shooting, the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group (SRWHMG), an Arizona non-profit organization and the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) offered a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator, and the Humane Society of the United States and Schill Law Firm quickly added to the reward. In addition the public has contributed to the reward and rescue fund as well in a Gofundme account. As of November 7th the total reward fund had added up to $12,500. Any member of the public wanting to contribute to the reward can visit this link; http://wildhor.se/2epCqhn

However to date, no tips leading to the suspect’s apprehension have been received. This week, ARM Investigations, which is closely tied to the fight to protect the Salt River Wild Horses as a coalition partner of the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group, decided boldly to match the existing reward fund.

ARM is in the business of fighting extreme animal cruelty and was created to investigate, expose and derail some of the most untouchable animal cruelty in America today. ARM’s investigations have brought hundreds of illegal animal slaughter operations to their knees. The organization also focuses on conservation programs, including the protection and preservation of wild horses and burros.

Richard ‘Kudo’ Couto, ARM Founder and President stated, “In our experience, in cases that have become stagnant, we found that offering an extremely large reward often succeeded in bringing a crucial tip forward. These kind of despicable acts upon animals, in this case the innocent and cherished Salt River wild horses, are unacceptable and taking a stance is a moral and societal obligation to do the right thing; in addition, we hope it will discourage and any future heinous acts against the Salt River wild horses”.

“The coward who shot these innocent and beloved wild horses needs to be brought to justice,” added Simone Netherlands, President of the SRWHMG. “We are so thankful to our coalition partners and to Sherrif Joe Arpaio and MCSO and are hopeful that this spectacular amount of reward money will bring forth and encourage the tip that leads to the shooter’s arrest and conviction. Somebody knows exactly what happened, and that person can ensure that justice is served while receiving a financial reward at the same time.”

On Friday, Oct. 21 at about 6 p.m., according to MCSO, a witness saw a man wearing black shorts and a dark green shirt shooting three Salt River wild horses. The witness saw one of the horses flailing in the river, and observed two other horses get hit with rounds from a rifle or shotgun. The suspect chased after the horses as they fled. Two other individuals are believed to have been with the person who shot the horses.

On Saturday, Oct. 22 the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group found a Salt River wild horse, – a 6-month foal named Kai – dead, with gunshot wounds to the side of his neck and head. In a bizarre and sickening twist of events, Kai was also found mutilated of his genitals. Two other horses in the same family band appeared to have possible small bullet wounds but survived and are recovering on their own.

The two horses who were also shot at, are currently being monitored closely and have been acknowledged as incurring wounds, possibly from the bullet ricochets. The SRWHMG and their volunteers are on the Salt River daily to ensure their safety and determine if they will need to be brought in to be treated.

This is not the first time that the wild horses of Salt River have been shot at and injured. In-fact, volunteers of the (SRWHMG) who are on the river daily, suspect that these majestic horses are being hunted. Ironically, almost a year ago to this shooting, a wild horse by the name of ‘Dotty’ was found dead from three shots to the head and one shot to the shoulder. Two other horses also met the same fate and a pattern appears to be emerging given the hunting season period. It is important to note that prior to the Salt River wild horses garnering media attention, 1-2 horses a year were reported shot and killed.

The SRWHMG is dedicated to protecting, monitoring and studying the Salt River wild horses. The SRWHMG has been spearheading the effort to secure lasting protections for this iconic and beloved wild horse herd in the Tonto National Forest.

The public still has a chance to add to the reward by doing to the Go Fund Me page, which ARM will then match.

Whilst the Maricopa Sheriff’s department has been working hard to find the culprit, no strong leads have surfaced to date.

Anyone with information about the shooting can call either the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group at 480-868-9301 or the Maricopa County Sheriff’s office at 602-876-1011.






Brazil: Tell Brazilian officials to keep the ban on vaquejada!





Vaquejada is a cruel rodeo event in Brazil in which bulls are chased around an arena like a soccer ball, pinned between two men on horses, violently yanked by their tails (which are sometimes even torn off), and knocked onto their backs—often causing painful and fatal injuries.


LUCKILY, the Supreme Federal Court of Brazil banned this horrible event.

BUT there’s a group that’s fighting to lift the ban by claiming that vaquejada is part of the country’s cultural heritage—which is obviously nonsense.

Cruelty has nothing to do with culture—no country should be proud of abusing animals.


Tell Brazilian officials to keep the ban on vaquejada!

For all animals,



England: London and Ramsgate (Kent) – Animals In War – Rememberance Sunday 2016.




Above and below – Pictures of the London Memorial.

Subject: Animals in War Memorial Remembrance Sunday 13th November 2016.


18 million horses killed in the First World War along with a quarter of a million pigeons, thousand of rats and hundreds of dogs. They did not give their lives, their lives were taken from them.



Animals in Wars past and present memorial on Remembrance Sunday 13th November at War Memorial Albion Gardens Place Ramsgate CT11 8HQ at 2pm.

Please bring wreaths and flowers to honour our animal brothers and sisters slaughtered in human wars.

Finish with meet up at Belgian Bar.



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Above ‘War Horse’ – The film. See trailer below.





USA: Time For Americans To Stand Up For The Environment – NRDC.





Shock and disappointment. Like you, that’s how all of us here at NRDC are feeling after witnessing last night’s election results.

Hillary Clinton, a climate champion, lost. Donald Trump, who embraces fossil fuels, has vowed to roll back the Paris accord and calls climate change a hoax, has won. Feeling shell-shocked is an appropriate response.

But we will not let that shock linger or, worse yet, turn to despair. We are going to transform it into concrete, planet-affirming action.

Know this: NRDC will fight for our environment, for our climate, and for our shared clean energy future — harder than we ever have fought before.

Donald Trump ran on one of the most stridently anti-environment platforms of any recent major-party nominee, but now he is the president-elect.

Analysts will sort out why people pulled the lever for this man. However, this much is equally clear. Whatever Americans voted for, it was not to turn back the clock on the environmental progress we’ve achieved over the last eight years under President Barack Obama.

It was not to continue allowing big polluters and their climate-denying allies in Congress to pillage our natural heritage and our planet for profit. It was not to walk away from the Paris climate agreement, the promise of clean energy and desperately needed progress on fighting climate change here at home. And it certainly was not to deny our fellow Americans their basic right to safe drinking water, clean air and healthy communities simply because of their income or skin color.

So it’s time for every American — Republican, Democrat and Independent alike — to stand and defend our environment and health.

Yes, today shock will prevail. But prepare yourself, because tomorrow the battle for all the environmental values we hold dear will begin. And we must be ready.

You can take heart from this: over the past 45 years, thanks to your support, we have fought — and won — uphill battles before. We succeeded in stalling, blocking or sinking the worst attempts by past presidents like George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan, senators like Mitch McConnell and congressmen like Newt Gingrich to dismantle some of our nation’s most cherished environmental laws… to privatize our public lands… to open our treasured wild places to destruction at the hands of the oil, mining and logging industries.

And let me tell you, the Trump administration will have to contend with an NRDC that wields a far more potent combination of grassroots activism, courtroom power, lobbying expertise and media outreach than we ever have had before.

Donald Trump will also have to contend with the over 2.4 million NRDC members and activists who will not tolerate selling out our environment, our health, our natural resources and our children’s future for profit and extreme ideology. And on the issue of catastrophic climate change — the defining challenge of our generation — failure is not an option.

In the meantime, we must ensure that President Obama — who has become an inspired and inspiring climate champion — does whatever he can in the remaining 70 days of his presidency, to put in place even tougher safeguards for our climate, our public lands and our wildlife.

In the weeks ahead, I will report back to you in more detail on NRDC’s action plan for defending our environment during the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency — and beyond.

But I can share one key element of that plan right now: You. We’re counting on you to stay the course with NRDC. We need your outrage. We need your focus. We need your activism. We need your support. Are you in?


Rhea Suh
President, NRDC



Above – Los Angeles.

“Donald Trump would ‘cancel’ Paris climate deal,” BBC, 05-27-16 http://act.climatetruth.org/go/1418?t=5&akid=5096.20612.L8a43r

“Trump just proposed ending all federal clean energy development,” ThinkProgress, 11-04-16

“The Environmental Implications of a Trump Presidency,” ThinkProgress, 05-26-16

Trump’s energy policies would accelerate climate change, protect corporate polluters who profit from poisoning our air and water, and block the transition to clean energy that is necessary to strengthen our economy and protect our climate and health,”

Tom Steyer, a billionaire environmental activist, told Reuters.






We have had the following (below) through this morning; and to be honest, we agree with much of it.  But the American people have voted in a democracy; now they face the future under Trump leadership.

We see nothing positive for US animal welfare about the last days events.  With wildlife killing sons, will Wolves and Coyotes be given better protection as they try to move South and breed in the West ? – no; no doubt there will be better legislation for hunters and wildlife killers – US wildlife has witnessed a very black day.




And knowing some of Trumps ‘advisors’; we will probably see a return to more or less nationwide ‘Ag Gag’ which will wipe over animal suffering in slaughterhouses etc and instead allow prosecution of those brave souls who go undercover to get the footage of abuse and animal suffering.

America; you have elected him; so now you sit and endure the political policies from a man who has no political experience; protecting gun owners and users; disregarding the environment and effectively only taking care of himself and his kind.  Of course, you are all billionaires with top rate healthcare and all that; so no worries !!.

In Europe’s view, a very sad day.









Dear Mark,

We have woken up this morning to the most shocking news. An extreme nationalist has won the US presidential election on a campaign filled with racism, misogyny and hatred.

This is a very frightening day, first and foremost to people of colour and other minorities living in the United States. We express our solidarity with them, and urge them to stay strong and united through this nightmare.

But we need to do more than mourn. This election result is the consequence of decades of ‘market knows best’ economics, through which ordinary people have been valued only for their ability to make the richest richer still, and everything we value has been turned into a commodity to be traded in the global marketplace.

Inequality has soared to unprecedented levels, communities have been hollowed out, their voices marginalised, the planet is being pillaged and burnt – all in the name of profit. And when, in 2008, this system was demonstrated to be utterly unsustainable by the collapse of the banks, the poorest were forced to pick up the tab, while the super rich went about their business as usual.

Trump provides no answer to these problems. He is himself a billionaire tax avoider who flaunts his ill-gotten wealth as a badge of honour. But he has successfully played on the unhappiness and frustration of millions of people in the most despicable way imaginable. He has fuelled a wave of hatred aimed at those already marginalised and discriminated against.

That’s why the markets and elites will try to come to terms with Trump. But we cannot. We will resist everything he stands for. But we can only do that by building something better. Only in a society in which everyone has their needs met and which is built on openness, on community and on equality, can we truly defeat these ideas.

On a day like today, we can all feel weak and powerless. But by coming together we can be powerful. We’ve seen this only recently in our campaign to beat TTIP, the biggest trade deal the world has ever seen, despite the concerted efforts of an army of corporate lobbyists. And we see it in countless examples across the world from landless struggles in Latin America to those against sweatshops in south Asia and agribusiness in Africa. We win small victories every day.

We believe the humanity inside us will win out – if we stay strong, stay safe and stay together.

Thank you for your support.

Nick Dearden
Director of Global Justice Now


Archie – More News – and Positive !





Regarding our very recent post asking if anyone has any news about Archie, (click on this link to see our original of 2011):



we have been provided with some positive news from one of our friends.

To keep it brief, we will show you the information that we have been sent in Italics below:


Message: Hi Mark


According to the news published in the Serbian media (http://img.blic.rs/vesti/aktuelno/vest/pas-arci-kome-su-odsecene-sape-sada-udomljen-u-italiji/23414.phtml):
on December 20, 2011 the dog Arci was adopted in Italy.

Arci was transferred to Italy by the international animal welfare organization S.O.S. ANIMALI, based near Rome.

After getting used to new environment, Archie will get special prostheses with which he will be able to walk. – said Natasa Vukmirovic, president of the association LJUDI ZA ŽIVOTINJE (HUMANS FOR ANIMALS).
For more info, contact:
Natasa Vukmirovic on Facebook

I hope Arci is much loved, and will always be well taken care of.



Time: November 9, 2016 at 8:04 am



So fingers crossed that everything is still going well for Archie and that he has found help and a safe new home with care in Italy.  We want to thank Desanka for taking time out to give us an update of the situation.

This positive news has also been sent to our contact in Sweden who first contacted us with concerns, asking if Archie had been returned to the streets.  In a private e mail we said that we thought this would be very unlikely given the seriousness of his injuries; and from what we now know, this was the case and hopefully all is still good for Archie.







Mauritius: Stop Killing Dogs Horrifically On Paradise Island – Petition.






Target: Anerood Jugnauth, Prime Mister of the Republic of Mauritius

Goal: Stop the horrific killing of dogs to control their population on an island that is a popular tourist destination.

A video has emerged showing the full extent of the barbaric methods used to control the dog population on the island of Mauritius. In the video men drag the dogs into a cement enclosure, step on their necks, and puncture their hearts with lethal injections. The other dogs in the enclosure try to desperately scramble up the walls to escape meeting the same fate, but all of them are eventually killed.

The video is difficult to watch. There is no anesthetic used on the animals to dull their suffering. They panic as they watch other dogs stand up, stagger, painfully convulse, and die in contorted heaps on the cement floor.

Officials want to control the population of dogs on the island to keep it appealing to the tourists that love to flock to there to bask in the sun and enjoy the sandy beaches. Tourists are unaware of the torment being wrought on these dogs. Perhaps, if they knew, they wouldn’t be so eager to visit.

There are other more humane ways to control the dog population. They could implement a spay and neuter program, which would prevent the current generation from having more puppies. This solution would be effective without being cruel.

Sign this petition to stop the slaughter of these dogs and encourage the government of Mauritius to implement a more humane way of dealing with the dog population.



Dear Prime Mister Jugnauth,

A video has emerged of the brutal capture and killing of dogs by the government-funded Mauritian Society for Animal Welfare. In the video men drag the dogs into a cement enclosure, step on their necks, and puncture their hearts with lethal injections.

The video is difficult to watch. There is no anesthetic used on the animals to dull their suffering. They panic as they watch other dogs stand up, stagger, painfully convulse, and die in contorted heaps on the cement floor.

You have the power to protect these animals from being murdered. You could implement a more humane way to control the dog population. A spay and neuter program would prevent the current generation from having more puppies and reduce the dog population without cruelty. Please stop this animal abuse from occurring in Mauritius.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Screenshot from YouTube Video by PETA UK


Our old post on the same issue:

Mauritius: More Than 20,000 PET and Stray Dogs Killed Anually by the Mauritian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ! – Everyone Agrees That Sterilisation Would Solve Population Problems; but the Government Will Not Consider It.


Does Anyone Have Up To Date News On ‘Archie’ ?


We are putting out an appeal for information for one of our supporters in Sweden.  Can you help us ?

Back in August 2011 we posted the following on the (SAV) site about a dog named ‘Archie’ who had 2 of his legs chopped off by somebody.  Why ? – probably because he was a stray that they hated.




On behalf of our Swedish supporter, we are trying to find out any current news on Archie.  Is he still alive ?; is he being cared for somewhere ? – is he now at a shelter ? – if so, who and where ?

We are just trying to get any news we can so we can pass on – good or bad. 

We have never been given any updates from anyone despite trying to publicise the cruelty and suffering that this poor dog endured at the time in August 2011.


If you do have any info, please give it to us through the ‘Contact’ tab which is at the top of the page.

Thanks (in hope) – SAV.




China Finally Accepts Cruelty-Free Cosmetic Testing.




Making It Up To Animals: China Finally Accepts Cruelty-Free Cosmetic Testing

By Alisa Manzelli on November 4, 2016


In a major victory for lab animals, China has finally accepted the first non-animal testing method for cosmetics.

This breakthrough can be attributed to the scientists at the Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS)–a non-profit institution focused on developing non-animal research methods–who have developed a 3T3 Phototoxicity method that measures a chemical’s potential harm by exposing it to light rather than injecting or applying it onto rabbits, mice, or other lab animals.

This practice is already in widespread use throughout the U.S. and the E.U., but soon, for the first time ever, the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) will recognize the cruelty-free data as acceptable for safety evaluations of cosmetic ingredients.

The institution’s groundbreaking work began with a grant from PETA after the animal rights group exposed China’s requirements for cosmetics tests in 2012. The scientsits have since traveled to China several times over the past four years to offer expertise and guidance regarding animal testing alternatives.

In 2010, China surpassed the U.S. as the largest manufacturer of consumer goods in the world. But since the Chinese government currently requires all cosmetic companies to pay for cruel animal experiments in order to sell imported and specialty cosmetic products in China, this makes it extremely difficult for cruelty-free companies in the U.S. to sell their products internationally.

“The anticipated publication by CFDA is an extremely important step for China,” co-founder and president of IIVS Erin Hill says. “It clearly demonstrates China’s commitment to modernize their testing requirements and reduce their reliance on animal models.”

These cosmetic companies include major brands like including Avon, Estée Lauder, and Mary Kay, which for years had been featured on our list of companies that don’t test on animals.

Fortunately, this newly accepted testing method will spare thousands of animals from lives of pain and suffering.

“Some U.S. cosmetics companies sold out when they quietly paid for tests on animals in China, but now, there will be a little less suffering in Chinese laboratories and a little less blood on corporate hands,” Kathy Guillermo, PETA’s senior vice president, said in a statement.


IIVS is currently in the process of developing training programs to assist scientists in China as they begin using the new testing method. Once the CFDA officially publishes the scientists’ work, the non-animal alternative can be used to determine the safety of cosmetics, personal care products, and other individual ingredients.

A statement from PETA reads:

“PETA is proud to have contributed to this effort, and congratulates the scientists at IIVS for their critical work helping to end the Chinese government’s requirements for tests on animals for cosmetics.”

We applaud all of those involved in putting an end to animal testing in China, and we hope all cosmetic companies will adopt cruelty-free testing methods.

— Alisa Manzelli, exclusive to Global Animal


Making America Great Again ??? Hmm.





Making America Great Again ! – Like Yeah – How ?,

By Doing This ?


Target: Donald Trump, Sr.

Goal: Denounce the murdering of exotic animals as “trophies” by presidential candidate’s sons.

In a series of sickening photos, Donald Trump’s two sons pose next to the bodies of murdered elephants, big cats, and other exotic animals they shot and killed. Trump himself supports his sons’ participation in cruel trophy hunting, stating that “They love it.”

The “Trump Trophy Hunters” have taken photos posing with the dead bodies of several exotic animals, including an African elephant, a leopard, a crocodile and a buffalo. In the photo with the dead elephant, one of the sons held up the elephant’s bloody tail that he cut off as some sort of sick trophy.

The Trumps have so far gotten off completely free for their murderous treatment of endangered exotic animals. The fact that they not only kill these beautiful creatures, but then take horrifying photos with the dead bodies, is completely sick and twisted. There’s no way this can carry on. Demand the Trump family stop slaughtering rare and exotic animals.



Dear Donald Trump,

Your sons, Donald, Jr. and Eric, have taken photos posing with the dead bodies of endangered exotic animals, including an African elephant, a leopard, a crocodile, and a buffalo, as if they should be proud of the awful murders they’ve committed. You yourself have defended their exotic animal hunting, saying “My sons love to hunt. They are hunters, Eric is a hunter and I would say he puts it on a par with golf, if not ahead of golf. My other son, Don, is a hunter. They’re great marksmen, great shots, they love it.”

“Trophy” hunting is a cruel and archaic practice, especially when it targets endangered species. We cannot have a presidential nominee who supports the slaughter of helpless animals. Please change your position on trophy hunting and urge your family to stop murdering animals now.


[Your Name Here]


and suffering rabbits –

Trump Must Stop Selling Fur from Suffering Rabbits



END OF THE EU? Germany warns FIVE more countries could leave Europe after Brexit.




 SAV Comment:







We have said time and time again that (from our perspective as animal welfare campaigners and EU citizens) the EU needs to have a ‘big wake up’ regarding the implementation of existing welfare laws, and ensuring that current existing laws and EU Regulations are fully complied with by all member states.  What do we get in return ? – Mr. Van Goethem turns round and informs us that he and the others in ‘EU animal welfare Ltd’ can do nothing when presented with endless video evidence (especially from Lesley at EoA) of the untold suffering of EU animals exported for example, to Turkey.

NL: The Situation In Turkey Gets No Better – In Fact Even Worse. Blame Mr Van Goethem And His In Effective Team At The EU.

Mr Van Goethem and EU Others – All Talk And No Action – A Real Head In The Sand Situation.

UK: Map Proves UK Is Ready To Wave EU Goodbye – Van Goethem And Others Have Failed The Animals.

‘EU Must Ensure Animal Welfare’ Or Mr Van Goethem Will Get You – And The Next Joke Is ….

Therefore, with their endless ignorance of daily issues involving the suffering of live animals across the EU, is it any surprise that many citizens across the EU are acting as per the following article below ?

Citizens of the EU want the EU to act and take firm, decisive action against those who do not comply, not simply adopting the Van Goethem attitude of hands up and ‘I can do nothing’ as we have seen and heard on so many occasions.

It is the Van Goethem inaction, and others like him at the EU that have formulated the utter mess that the EU currently finds itself in ?.  They don’t listen to the welfare groups who have experience and evidence first hand.  Instead, they sit behind their big desks, in air conditioned offices in Brussels, bleating on about how they (the EU), can do nothing despite all the supposed Regulations and non compliant video evidence presented to them.

It is enough really to make you say ‘we told you so a long time ago; you did nothing, and now you start to pay the price’.

We have no problem at all with other existing EU nations following the way of the UK and undertaking their own ‘EU exit’.  The EU has failed the animal welfare campaigners of Europe for a long time, and will always continue to do so under the current ‘management’.  Who, in all the member states, really wants to pay into a ‘club’ when the very same club is presented with endless law breaking evidence of non compliances of existing EU Regulations and then does nothing to take any action against the law breakers ?

Please read the article below and see what the hands up, do nothing approach of Mr Van Goethem and others in EU central office has now resulted in.

We told them a long time ago to act in defence of animals; they did not listen and furthermore did not act – now they must face their self inflicted demise !




Germany warns FIVE more countries could leave Europe after Brexit

FIVE European countries may seek to follow Britain’s lead in leaving the EU in a Brexit domino effect, Germany has warned.

By Jonathan Owen

PUBLISHED: 04:25, Sun, Jun 26, 2016 | UPDATED: 09:06, Sun, Jun 26, 2016

France, the Netherlands, Austria, Finland and Hungary could leave.

Front National leader Marine Le Pen has pledged to hold a French referendum if she emerges victorious in next year’s presidential elections.

While for the past two months a Nexit has been on the cards after Dutch voters overwhelmingly rejected a Ukraine-European Union treaty

Details of Berlin’s concerns were outlined in a finance ministry strategy document.

Angela Merkel’s country faces having to pay an extra £2.44billion a year to the annual EU budget once Britain has left.

Fears for the future of the EU have prompted German government officials to propose that Britain is offered “constructive exit negotiations”.

The aim is of making the UK an “associated partner country” of the EU, according to German newspaper Die Welt.

Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, warned that Europe needs to change its ways.

“Brussels must hear the voice of the people, this is the biggest lesson from this decision,” he told public radio.

“But Europe is strong only if it can give answers to major issues such as immigration that would strengthen Europe itself and not weaken it. The EU failed to give these answers.”

Another critic of the EU, the leader of Poland’s ruling party, said that the UK referendum result shows the need for reform of the EU.

“The conclusion is obvious. We need a new European treaty,” said Jaroslaw Kaczynski, who heads the Law and Justice party.

“We need a positive reaction, and not persistent movement in the same direction, a direction which has led to crisis,” he added.

There is no point beating about the bush: today is a watershed for Europe

German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Tensions are rising across the EU, with Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, and Sweden all facing demands for referendums over Europe.

In a statement, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said: “There is no point beating about the bush: today is a watershed for Europe, it is a watershed for the European unification process.”

The European Commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, has said this does not spell the end of the European Union and the bloc has “decades of experience in overcoming crises”. 

The Brexit vote is expected to encourage populist parties in Europe to seek similar referendums for their nations. 

Foreign ministers of the founding EU states met in Berlin yesterday to try to revive the shattered confidence in the European Union.

The German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier, said: “We cannot rush into hectic activity, pretending we have all the answers, but after the British decision we also cannot fall into depression and inactivity.”

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England: Many Say We Need A New Guy Fawkes – London, England 1605.




gunpowder plot bbc


Today, November 5th is known in England as ‘Bonfire Night’.

Across the land, large fires are lit and firework displays take place to commemorate an event in ol’ London town from the year 1605.

guy fawkes 1





Guy Fawkes is also known as

“the last man to enter Parliament with honest intentions“

– many today would still say this is very true !


As we, the English say – “remember, remember, the 5th of November – a gunpowder treason and plot; there is no reason why gunpowder treason should ever be forgot”.

Why ? – to celebrate the ‘Gunpowder plot’ –

or ‘Guy Fawkes night’.


The Gunpowder Plot of 1605, in earlier centuries often called the Gunpowder Treason Plot or the Jesuit Treason, was a failed assassination attempt against King James I of England and VI of Scotland by a group of provincial English Catholics led by Robert Catesby.

The plan was to blow up the House of Lords during the State Opening of England’s Parliament on 5 November 1605, as the prelude to a popular revolt in the Midlands during which James’s nine-year-old daughter, Princess Elizabeth, was to be installed as the Catholic head of state.

Guy Fawkes, who had 10 years of military experience fighting in the Spanish Netherlands in suppression of the Dutch Revolt, was given charge of the explosives.

The plot was revealed to the authorities in an anonymous letter sent to William Parker, 4th Baron Monteagle, on 26 October 1605. During a search of the House of Lords at about midnight on 4 November 1605, Fawkes was discovered guarding 36 barrels of gunpowder—enough to reduce the House of Lords to rubble—and arrested. Most of the conspirators fled from London as they learned of the plot’s discovery, trying to enlist support along the way. Several made a stand against the pursuing Sheriff of Worcester and his men at Holbeche House; in the ensuing battle Catesby was one of those shot and killed. At their trial on 27 January 1606, eight of the survivors, including Fawkes, were convicted and sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered.

A gruesome death

To be hanged, drawn and quartered was from 1351 a statutory penalty in England for men convicted of high treason, although the ritual was first recorded during the reigns of King Henry III (1216–1272) and his successor, Edward I (1272–1307).

Convicts were fastened to a hurdle, or wooden panel, and drawn by horse to the place of execution, where they were hanged (almost to the point of death),emasculateddisembowelledbeheaded and quartered (chopped into four pieces). Their remains were often displayed in prominent places across the country, such as London Bridge. For reasons of public decency, women convicted of high treason were instead burned at the stake.

 the gunpowder plot 2 bbc

SAV Comment – many people were behind the views of Guy Fawkes and the other conspirators – he was an explosives expert for his time.  His actions were betrayed by a letter sent in secret.

There is a saying in England today – “Come back Guy Fawkes; all is forgiven !”.  With the political system as it is now, many feel the need for a major overhaul of the system.

See the BBC video and more at  http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/the_gunpowder_plot

Enjoy this track from Siouxsie –  not related to 5th November but great anyway –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsPvWA9i4WM

Link – the Gunpowder plot society – http://www.gunpowder-plot.org/fawkes.asp    – lots on Guy Fawkes and more.



Without us they would have had it easier. You win, you lose, but you Fight !


The matador “El Juli” could not finally kill the bull on 1. December 2013 at the Acho Arena in Peru.
Four times he tried, four times he tormented the animal to death, but he could not kill him.
Every further attempt was only an infernal torment.
Then some anti-bullfight activists jumped into the arena of death.
Bold, determined Peruvian activists wanted to show everyone that such a sadistic murder would not happen.
The mob in the arena shouted, “Kill them, kill them, pull them by their hair, pull them by their hair, kill them!”
They were beaten by the lackeys of the
  bullfight mafia, some were taken to the hospital.

To the honor of the Peruvian activists I wrote a post on the blog http://www.sos-galgos.net(Watch the video here please – SAV)

 At that time under the cover name “Amor”.
In this article, I also wanted to clarify a question, that may have been a concern for every animal activist and animal rights activist.
Why do we do it?
Why do we invest so much strength, energy, personal suffering in this struggle?
Why do we sacrifice our rest, our leisure time, our sleep to save animals, or help animals?
What drives us?

The answer, that I gave in this post was:
This war feeds us because it also gives us the satisfaction that we have not become a piece of shit (as you are aficionados), but morally acting people.
The small difference with the big consequences is: who leads proxy war, has nerves, endurance, and enormous reserves of combat spirit.
You shall never forget this, enemies! “

The contribution had then caused great excitement among the pro-bullfighting blogs.
It was published at SfA “Bullfighting for All” and was heavily criticized.
Only, the aficionados, have not understood that this was the best advertising for the blog.

Today, three years after this post, I must say that the reasoning of my fight was not complete.
I would now supplement this with the answer that Bertold Brecht gave when asked at the end of his life: What has all this been useful? All the plays, the writings, the struggle in exile?
Brecht thought, and finally he said: Without us they would have had it easier.
And that is an objective truth.

Best regards to you, Mark, and to all












Estonia: Tartu bans wild animals in circuses.



Tartu bans wild animals in circuses

29. Oct 2016



Tartu, the second largest city in Estonia, will no longer allow circuses that exploit wild animals, to perform in the city. The decision was yesterday announced by the mayor of Tartu, Urmas Klaas. 

Estonian ministry of rural affairs is currently working on a draft to ban the use of all wild animals in circuses. Provided the draft would be approved by the parliament, it will come into force on June 1, 2018.

(More information in Estonian: Estonian Public Broadcasting )

In June this year, NGO animal advocacy organization Loomus welcomed the announcement by The Estonian Veterinary Association in support of banning wild animals in circuses.

“As a member of the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe, the Estonian Veterinary Association has voted for banning the use of wild animals in traveling circuses,” confirmed Priit Koppel, the president of the Estonian Veterinary Association.

“Thus, we support the stances of the members of ENDCAP (the European Network to End the Keeping of Wild Animals in Captivity), the European leading network of animal organizations and live nature experts, and those of the members of the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe, which recommend all European countries to ban the use of wild animals in traveling circuses.”

Currently, 23 countries in the world have established a total nation-wide ban on the use of wild animals or all animals in circuses. Nine European Union countries have clearly banned the use of all or wild animals in circuses; nine countries have established partial bans.



Time Out – Benny Hill.