South Korea: Latest November News, Actions and Rescue Videos – Plus Many Beautiful Rescued Dogs Looking For Their Forever Homes.

Stop the Dog and Cat Consumption in S. Korea!

Here below is the link to the latest (November 2017) newsletter from Koreandogs.org.

In this newsletter you will find several actions and petitions to get involved with.  Links are provided to help you on your action way.

http://koreandogs.org/newsletter-november-24-2017/?utm_source=sendinblue&utm_campaign=South_Koreas_filthy_dog_meat_trade_noshopit2stopit&utm_medium=email

Adopt dogs rescued
from dog meat industry
by SaveKoreanDogs.org

Dogs rescued from dog meat industry in South Korea by Nami Kim and her team are waiting for their loving and caring forever homes. Click the below button to learn about how you can adopt them.  Thank you for opening your heart and your home to these angels! 

DOGS LOOKING FOR ‘FOREVER’ HOMES

Click here to see all the dogs looking for adoption and new forever homes:

http://savekoreandogs.org/dogs-available-for-adoption/?utm_source=sendinblue&utm_campaign=South_Koreas_filthy_dog_meat_trade_noshopit2stopit&utm_medium=email

See the many videos below to see the horrendous conditions in which many of the dogs were kept before they were rescued.  You may find many of the videos disturbing, but this is the reality of the dog meat trade.  Everything done on the cheap by those who really do not give a damn about the suffering they cause to animals.  The only good thing to remember is that despite what is shown in the following videos; the situation for all ha moved on and all the dogs kept in thee hell holes have now been rescued and are up for adoption, you can see in the adoption link which we provide directly above.

Rescue of 300 Dogs From Dog Meat Farm: NamiKim.org

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=1MfhbHWGjD4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MbFEoZZYRE

 

Hong’s meat farm turned to a shelter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=7S9CQpCuLl4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=l8eTUGD3ac0

 

Slaughterhouse Sixteen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15wyNNX0-d4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKz0AIyLFNA

 

Project Save 70- Junkyard

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=diFMm0J0bDc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLV_GzXic-4

 

Chun’s farm in Bucheon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=FqSJZmEapwk

 

Sunhak shut down

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPbVIT-363c

 

Kyesan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnV44VmQroM

 

Incheon puppy mill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0VkqPvVk9w

 

Remember – Its a long campaign,

but like most, we ARE winning !

 

 

 

 

 

USA: Please Sign for Puppy Dragged Behind Car and Then Decapitated.

 

SAV – Please take time out to support a maximum penalty for the person who committed this grisly and senseless crime, Thank you.

A puppy was dragged behind a car and then decapitated in a reported act of shocking violence. The dog’s owner claims her boyfriend choked her and then turned his anger on her puppy, ultimately killing the dog in this grisly act.

 

 

Sign this petition to demand prosecutors pursue the maximum penalty in this case.

 

 

 

UK: Ministerial Statement By Minister Gove – The EU Does Not Enforce The Rules, So The UK Will Improve Animal Welfare More, Post Brexit.

Photo – EoA (Netherlands)

There has been a lot of scaremongering here in England in recent weeks that the UK is not going to recognise animals as ‘sentient beings’ once the UK leaves the EU. 

Animals are defined as being ‘sentient’ by EU legislation, although with live exports from the EU to Turkey for example, as we have exposed many times on this site, the EU does nothing to enforce its own regulations about animal welfare.  As we have always said and often shown, EU laws really mean very little when it comes to protecting the rights of animals.

You may not believe us ? – so check these out for example:

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2016/09/05/nl-the-situation-in-turkey-gets-no-better-in-fact-even-worse-blame-mr-van-goethem-and-his-in-effective-team-at-the-eu/

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2016/07/21/mr-van-goethem-and-eu-others-all-talk-and-no-action-a-real-head-in-the-sand-situation/

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2016/06/29/mr-van-goethem-resign-now/

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2016/06/17/uk-map-proves-uk-is-ready-to-wave-eu-goodbye-van-goethem-and-others-have-failed-the-animals/

Also, the UK has a very strong animal rights movement; and so it was (in our mind) unthinkable that animals would not be given protection once the UK leaves the EU.  As we said, there has been a lot of scaremongering by certain groups in the last few months that animals were going to lose their protection.  So we are very pleased to see that Minister Michael Gove MP has now clearly set out the governments position for animal welfare once the UK leaves the EU

As we have said in past posts on this site, leaving the EU will actually allow the UK to strengthen its legislation on animal welfare – the UK will take back legislative control of regulations which have never been enforced by the oh so wonderful(?) EU – and this will allow the UK to strengthen animal protection as it sees fit; and as constantly pressurised by the excellent campaign organisations that exist in the UK.

Will leaving the EU and taking back control of our own laws be better for animals ? – we very much think so. 

The EU has all the written legislation; it speaks the speak; but the reality is, when presented with the evidence by welfare organisations, the EU just turns the other way and says that there is nothing it can do; despite allegedly having all these rules in place in accordance with EU law !

When it comes to the EU protecting animals in accordance with EU Regulations; the whole thing is basically a joke.  The rules are not worth the paper they are written on.

So, EU based animal welfare organisations who have constantly been ignored with their evidence of cruelty and abuse for many years now have to watch and see how things progress in the UK –  which we will make sure they will. 

Already there are movements in place to ban live animal exports from the UK on the very first day that the UK formally leaves the EU.  EU member states have to decide if they want to continue presenting evidence to the EU – only then to be ignored  – or do they follow the UK and get out – thereby taking back control of their own national laws law and making sure that they, as individual member states, enforce their own national legislation ?. 

Time will tell; but the UK is leading the way on the issue of animal welfare.

 

(Minister) Michael Gove has set out the (UK) government’s position on animal sentience after we leave the EU in a Written Ministerial Statement

 

The sentience of animals WILL CONTINUE to be recognised and PROTECTIONS STRENGTHENED when we leave the EU, Environment Secretary Michael Gove confirmed today.

Mr Gove made a Written Ministerial Statement today. The full text is below.

Animal welfare – Michael Gove

This Government is committed to the very highest standards of animal welfare. As the Prime Minister has set out, we will make the United Kingdom a world leader in the care and protection of animals.

It has been suggested that the vote last week on New Clause 30 of the EU Withdrawal Bill somehow signalled a weakening in the protection of animals – that is wrong.

Voting against the amendment was not a vote against the idea that animals are sentient and feel pain – that is a misconception.

Ministers explained on the floor of the house that this Government’s policies on animal welfare are driven by our recognition that animals are indeed sentient beings and we are acting energetically to reduce the risk of harm to animals – whether on farms or in the wild. The vote against New Clause 30 was the rejection of a faulty amendment, which would not have achieved its stated aims of providing appropriate protection for animals.

The Prime Minister has made clear that we will strengthen our animal welfare rules. This government will ensure that any necessary changes required to UK law are made in a rigorous and comprehensive way to ensure animal sentience is recognised after we leave the EU. The Withdrawal Bill is not the right place to address this, however we are considering the right legislative vehicle.

We are already proposing primary legislation to increase maximum sentences for animal cruelty from six months to five years, and the creation of a new statutory, independent body to uphold environmental standards.

The current EU instrument – Article 13 – has not delivered the progress we want to see. It does not have direct effect in law – in practice its effect is very unclear and it has failed to prevent practices across the EU which are cruel and painful to animals.

In contrast, here in the UK, we are improving animal welfare standards without EU input and beyond the scope of Article 13.

We are making CCTV mandatory in all slaughterhouses – a requirement which goes above and beyond any EU rule. We will consult on draft legislation to jail animal abusers for up to five years – more than almost every other European nation. We propose combatting elephant poaching with a ban on the ivory trade which is more comprehensive than anywhere else in Europe. Our ban on microbeads which harm marine animals has been welcomed by Greenpeace as “the strongest in the world”, and is certainly the strongest in Europe.

Once we have left the EU there is even more we could do. EU rules prevent us from restricting or banning the live export of animals for slaughter. EU rules also restrict us from cracking down on puppy smuggling or banning the import of puppies under 6 months. Article 13 has not stopped any of these practices – but leaving the EU gives us the chance to do much better. We hope to say more in these areas next year.

This government will continue to promote and enhance animal welfare, both now and after we have left the EU.

 

Above – Minister Michael Gove with Canine friend.

 

SAV Comment –

when we say ”the EU does nothing to enforce its own regulations about animal welfare” -this is evidence and proof of the situation,  evidence and proof which the EU conveniently on its part, turns a blind eye to.

From our good friend Lesley at ‘Eyes on Animals’ in the Netherlands:

This week Eyes on Animals was on German TV!

The famous German filmmaker, Manfred Karreman, made a powerful documentary about our year-long inspections of live animal transports from the EU to third countries and of the slaughterhouses where the animals end up in.

You can view the footage here –     **Warning** – animals suffering throughout.

https://www.zdf.de/dokumentation/37-grad/37-geheimsache-tiertransporte-100.html

 

 

 

China: Breaking Video: Donkeys Bashed With Sledgehammers in China—Take Action!

 

 

Breaking Video: Donkeys Bashed With Sledgehammers in China—Take Action!

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtdiJX1zus4

PETA Asia just released eyewitness video footage of the Chinese donkey-skin trade, which is fueled by the demand for a traditional “medicine” that contains ejiao, gelatin made from donkey skin. The exposé reveals that thousands of donkeys are crammed into filthy concrete-floored pens, beaten with sticks at the donkey market, and bashed in the head with a sledgehammer at the slaughterhouse.

Ejiao can be found in beverages, candy, and even beauty products. Donkeys are now being imported into China for slaughter from other countries in Asia and from nations in the Middle East, Africa, and South America in order to meet the demand. While some countries, such as Pakistan and 10 African nations, have closed Chinese-funded slaughterhouses and developed policies to ban the export of donkey skin to China, others are shamefully considering a live-export trade. The industry is fueling a black market for donkeys, and many are being stolen or slaughtered illegally so that people can profit from China’s medicinal market.

The Northern Territory government in Australia exports donkey hides to China to support the cruel ejiao industry and is considering expanding this business by implementing a live-donkey export industry. View video footage from our exposé, and please urge Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to ban exports of live donkeys to China immediately.

Take Action for Donkeys

Thank you for everything that you do to help animals.


Sincerely,

The PETA Asia Team

Related SAV posts:

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2017/05/13/australia-australian-donkeys-face-being-bludgeoned-to-death-with-sledgehammers-in-china/

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2017/05/18/response-to-the-recent-post-regarding-possible-donkey-exports-from-australia-to-china-18517/

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2017/06/12/china-angry-zoo-shareholders-feed-live-donkey-to-tigers-as-a-protest-petition-take-action/

 

 

 

 

USA: News From The Center for Biological Diversity.

Center for     Biological     Diversity   

 

 

Lawsuit Fights Trump’s Decision to Lift Elephant Protections

When the Trump administration took aim at

African elephants, the Center for Biological Diversity rushed into court to defend them. Our suit, filed

Monday with NRDC, challenges the administration’s abrupt reversal last week of an Obama-era ban on

elephant trophy imports from Zimbabwe.

Africa’s elephants have been in steep decline.

The last thing they need is the United States lifting the trophy-import ban, setting off a new round of killing. Trump has tweeted he’s putting the ban “on hold”

— but tweets don’t make policy. Until we’re assured

these elephants are safe and the crucial ban is firmly

in place, we’ll keep fighting.

“The Trump administration must clearly and

permanently halt imports of elephant trophies

to protect these amazing animals from extinction,

” said the Center’s Tanya Sanerib.

Read more in The Hill and consider donating to our work to save elephants.

 

 

Good News for Texas Turtles

In response to a petition filed by the Center and

partners, Texas wildlife officials will propose a

rule to end unlimited commercial trapping of the

state’s wild freshwater turtles.

Unregulated commercial collection is depleting

turtle populations, including those of rare species

that may already be at risk of extinction. For several

years the Center has been pressuring states to

tighten their trapping regulations — and with

your help we’ve secured significant wins for

turtles in Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Missouri and

New York.

“We’re hopeful the Texas Parks and Wildlife

Commission will do the right thing and ban the

harmful turtle trade,” said Jenny Loda, a Center

attorney and biologist.

Read more in our press release.

 

 

$5,000 Reward for Info on Oregon Wolf Killing

The Center this week offered a $5,000 reward

for information leading to the arrest and

prosecution of whoever illegally shot a mother

wolf in Oregon. Police announced Friday that

the wolf, who had four pups, was found dead last Wednesday. At least 10 Oregon wolves have

been poached or died under mysterious

circumstances since they lost state protections

in late 2015.

“If wolves are ever going to recover in Oregon,

they have to stop being killed like this,” said the

Center’s Amaroq Weiss.

Read more in our press release.

 

 

 

Ignite Change Tops 10,000 Volunteers

— Are You In?

Trump and his hostility toward wildlife

and the environment seem to get worse by the

day. But there’s good news: The resistance is

growing just as fast. Already we’ve had more

than 10,000 activists sign up to be part of

Ignite Change, the Center’s nationwide network

of volunteers speaking up — and acting — to

save our lands, water and wildlife from Trump.

These groups of volunteers working in their

communities have already organized rallies,

pressured their members of Congress and told

Trump not to tear apart our national monuments.

But there’s much more to be done.

Want to take part? Getting started is easy.

Sign up for Ignite Change and we’ll help you tap

into this growing network wherever you are.

Save the San Pedro River From Water Theft

Southeast Arizona’s San Pedro River is one of

the most beautiful, important riparian areas in

the United States. More than 250 migrant bird

species depend on it, and beneath its cottonwood

trees, desert life abounds.

But “Villages at Vigneto,” a new sprawl development

in Benson, Ariz., could put the future of this river at

risk. The Army Corps of Engineers is reevaluating

the Clean Water Act permit it issued in 2006 when

the project was known as Whetstone Ranch. But

since then the proposal has mushroomed. Developers

want golf courses, artificial lakes and more than

29,000 homes — a Tuscany-themed playground

wasting lifesaving water in the desert.

We can’t let it happen. Demand that the Army Corps

revoke its 2006 permit and stop the theft of public

San Pedro water.

 

 

Revelator Feature: The Crappiest Places in America

America’s waters are infested with faeces — and

now The Revelator has made it easy to find the

worst poop-waste locations in your area.

E. coli bacteria are a measure of faecal

contamination because they live exclusively

in human and animal intestines, so the only

reason for them to be present in the environment

is because they were excreted there. E. coli can

also indicate the presence of dangerous chemicals, pharmaceuticals, heavy metals and pesticides.

Go ahead — dive into The Revelator and discover the filthiest places around.

 

England: Time Out – The Musical Box.

The Musical Box” is a song by English progressive rock band Genesis, which was originally released on their third studio album Nursery Cryme in 1971

The lyrics are based on a Victorian fairy story written by Gabriel, about two children in a country house.

The girl, Cynthia, kills the boy, Henry, by cleaving his head off with a croquet mallet. She later discovers Henry’s musical box.

When she opens it, “Old King Cole” plays, and Henry returns as a spirit, but starts aging very quickly. This causes him to experience a lifetime’s sexual desire in a few moments, and he tries to persuade Cynthia to have sexual intercourse with him.

However, the noise causes his nurse to arrive, and she throws the musical box at him, destroying them both.

 

 

 

 

USA: Nebraska Public Service Commission just approved the final permit for the Keystone XL pipeline.

The following video is NOT associated with NRDC 

– but is included for info only.

Dear Mark,

It’s what we feared: The Nebraska Public Service Commission just approved the final permit for the Keystone XL pipeline.

This permit would allow TransCanada, the company behind the pipeline, to route the Keystone XL through Nebraska

— threatening hundreds of Nebraskan rivers and streams and the Ogallala Aquifer, which provides drinking water for more than a million people.

But the Nebraska PSC’s decision isn’t all bad news. While they approved a pipeline route through Nebraska, they did not, however, approve TransCanada’s “preferred” route. Instead, they approved an entirely different route that hasn’t been subject to review by either the company or government authorities.

That means the fight isn’t over — not in Nebraska or in court. NRDC will continue fighting with every tool, in every venue, and with all of our partners to make sure the Keystone XL is never built — including in federal court.

NRDC filed suit against the Trump administration for its illegal approval of the Keystone XL on the grounds that approval was based on an outdated environmental review that didn’t consider the pipeline’s true impacts on our climate.

And the Nebraska PSC’s decision makes our federal court fight against the pipeline even more critical.

So, please make an emergency, tax-deductible donation now to defend our environment and to help NRDC fight to kill the Keystone XL pipeline in federal court for good.

The Nebraska commissioners’ decision comes just days after another tar sands pipeline, the existing Keystone pipeline, spilled 210,000 gallons of toxic tar sands oil in South Dakota.

The Keystone XL would carry 830,0000 barrels a day of tar sands oil through the American heartland, endangering lands, wildlife, and communities along its route with more catastrophic spills.

Moreover, the commissioners’ decision mistakenly ignores serious concerns raised by Nebraska landowners and indigenous people that the Keystone XL pipeline would threaten their water and climate.

But how long we can stay in court, and how hard we can fight, depends on NRDC supporters like you.

Please chip in to support NRDC and help continue our legal battle against the Trump administration to stop the climate-wrecking Keystone XL. Every little bit helps.

But the Trump administration — and the pipeline’s corporate backers — have proved incredibly dogged in their pursuit of this project, so NRDC and our allies must be prepared to fight whenever and wherever we need to, especially in federal court.

We defeated the Keystone XL once before, and I strongly believe that we can — and we will — do it again. Thank you for standing with us.

Sincerely,

Rhea Suh
President, NRDC

P.S. Read more about the Nebraska PSC’s decision and what it means for the future of the Keystone XL in a blog post from NRDC’s Anthony Swift.

 

 

USA: President Trump Calls Elephant Hunting A Horror Show After Trophy Import Ruling Chages. So Where Does The USA Actually Stand On This ?

 

Donald Trump calls elephant hunting a ‘horror show’ after trophy import ruling

Washington: President Donald Trump on Sunday called elephant hunting a “horror show” and strongly suggested he will permanently block imports of elephant trophies from two African nations despite his administration’s earlier approval of the plan.

Read the full article at:

http://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/donald-trump-calls-elephant-hunting-a-horror-show-after-trophy-import-ruling-20171120-gzow82.html

SAV Comment – So Why was the (President) Obama ruling from 2014 ever changed in the first place ?

Was it simply another ‘Republicans against Obama’ issue that is getting up Trumps nose; and by doing this he can then claim that the Republicans enforced / introduced the (new /revised) legislation?

Would be keen to hear what our US visitor friends think about it  – please leave any comments in the ‘Contact Us’ tab.  We will post anything we get – Thanks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Germany: The infiltration of the animal rights scene by right-wing extremists.

 

The infiltration of the animal rights scene by right-wing extremists.

In recent years, one hears or reads more and more often in forums about animal rights, that it does not matter which political side you are with, and with which political forces you cooperate; the main thing is, you do it for the animals.

Meanwhile, some web page that I personally know are controlled by rights and spread the right-wing ideology in the name of the animals.
Experience has shown that with animal friendly slogans one reaches more people in Germany than with xenophobic ones.


“Animal protection is homeland security”, stands since then in the party program of the neo-Nazis! The right-wing extremists know that political messages can be better communicated if they are combined with a soft theme, such as animal welfare.

The animal rights community has now recognized that it has a major problem with the infiltration of the right, and therefore some associations have organized informative lectures last year: “Handling neo-Nazis in animal movements”.

The ex-chairman of the animal welfare party Germany Stefan Eck, considers the infiltration in this party for completed!

As of December 31, 2014, Eck announced his exit from the animal protection party. As a reason, he gave the following public statement on his Facebook page:
“There are a considerable number of members of the Federal Executive Board who neither have the insight nor the will to consistently distance themselves from party members or people in their political environment with a right-wing populist or even right-wing extremist past and reject any cooperation with them. I cannot tolerate this because of my innermost conviction. ”

But leading figures of other large and well-known animal rights organizations in Germany show solidarity with the heads of right-wing parties or with ex-NPD officials in public at events for animals (NPD = National Democratic Party of Germany, a far-right political party in Germany).
And they allow flyers with neo-Nazi slogans to be distributed in demos against fur or animal transports!


I see a great danger if the animal rights scene does not distance itself politically from the right-wing extremists. For the activists can only lose, and the animal rights idea as well.
Right-wing extremists are not “slightly confused” animal rights activists with good intentions, but cool-calculating neo-Nazis who need new voters. Considering that Germans hold 30 million pets, more than the citizens of any other EU country, it is easy to understand why the neo-Nazis have chosen the animal rights scene as a lucrative field of activity.

Organizations that propagate their fascist convictions under the guise of “animal welfare” are no cooperation partners for me.
Two groups I have supported in the past with articles and contributions no longer exist for me since they have degenerated into propaganda vehicles of a vile ideology.

 

Best regards to all

Venus

 

 

Serbia: Felix Shelter News 19/11 – No Heating For Over A Month – Please Donate If You Can.

Today was our monthly interferon day for all FiV+ kitties in CSF.

Gemma, Jaki, Alana, Attila, Kremko, Samson and Cormac have received their Roferon dose via subcutaneous injections.

🤗😼

Since the cold weather and no heating gas have been giving us a hard time for over a month now, all kitties with runny noses and teary eyes received Hemomicyn antibiotics and eye drops. 😓😖

And because all of them were so brave during their medical treatment

💪💪💪, even those who were brave enough to watch 😹, all 150 residents of our CSF Sanctuary received some extra delicious snacks 😻 – a gift from one our donors who wished to stay anonymous. 😽💕

Most of you are aware of our current and alarming situation – we have no heating gas, no wet canned food, and we are in debts for earlier supplies of wet canned feline food and veterinary expenses.

 

Also, before the end of the year, we need to treat all our protegees against ecto and endo parasites and vaccinate them against rabies.

So, please, if you can find a place in your heart during this caring and giving season for these 150 kitties until the situation gets better, donate to Cat Shelter Felix using our PayPal account: savage1@shaw.ca

Even $1 US can make a difference for our residents and your generosity and kindness will be appreciated with the respect you deserve.

In the name of all of our residents – Thank you.
PayPal account: savage1@shaw.ca

Facebook  –

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2017/10/31/serbia-felix-on-facebook-take-a-look/ 

Please go to the following for other ways to donate:

https://www.youcaring.com/cat-shelter-felix-512392

For alternative ways of giving donations:

PayPal button is on our blog:

http://novisadcats.blogspot.com/

and our website: 

http://catshelter-felix.com/

Webshop: 

http://www.cafepress.co.uk/catshelterfelix

Dinarske uplate: Felix-Felinolosko drustvo  355-1070729-96

 

 

 

 

 

A Crying World That Screams For Action.

 

Germany: More Lies From The Hunters – This Time ‘Wolves’ – Allegedly ‘Dangerous and a Threat To Humans’.

Since 2000 the wolf is back in Germany.

In public, this has been sold as “reintroduction of the wolf”.

The hunters were the first to spread this lie.
But the truth is: the wolf was not settled, but he returned by himself. They are told a false story, because only under this pretext can the hunters make a claim to shoot the wolf

 

Until recently, the law prevented the shooting of the wolf in Germany, the hunters were of the opinion that it was a nonsensical law, and since 2000 eighteen wolves have been illegally killed in Germany, six of them alone in Saxony, as WWF experts confirm.
But the dark numbers are much higher, because even whole packs just disappear from the scene over a night.

 

For some time, six wolves have broken out of an enclosure in Bayer, the hunt has begun, an animal has already been shot. 

In Brandenburg hunters also make warnings in the forest:
“Danger!
Wolf home area ” and the like, or” Wolf? No thanks”!!

They cultivate hysteria and panic in the population: the wolf kills sheep, the wolf is aggressive and dangerous for humans, the wolf causes accidents …
There has never been such a war in Germany against these intelligent and shy animals as in recent years. 

Right now, when I write this line, I got the message: in the state of Saxony-Anhalt, the police now have a free hand to shoot wolves. “Human life is more important than that of wolves,” the hunting community tells us.
Even injured wolves should be shot.

 

Exactly 381,821 Germans had a hunting license in the hunting year 2015/16. In a country with 82.67 million inhabitants, this is 0.46% of the population.

 

I find it incomprehensible, with what arrogance from this puny position, the hunters want to dictate to the rest of the population what it has to think in terms of nature conservation. And they take the right to shoot endangered species under the guise of hunting as amusement.
That’s what I mean by fascism against the weaker.

 

My best regards

Venus

https://www.suedkurier.de/nachrichten/panorama/Wolfsrudel-aus-Gehege-im-Bayerischen-Wald-ausgebrochen;art409965,9443089

 


 

 

As a follow on to this article from Venus, we need to show you the work of Shaun and his devotion to wolves.  He is the man amongst wolves – living proof that every wolf does not have to be shot on sight by those who claim  to protect us all – the hunters !

 

A man among wolves – the Englishman who gave up everything to live with wolves, and become a pack member.

Shaun Ellis has joined a pack of wolves, living and behaving like them. Abandoned at birth, three wolf pups are raised by Shaun who then teaches them the ways of the wild. As they grow up, he feeds, sleeps and breaths the same air as his wolves and in return they give him a place in the pack. Seeing the world as a wolf, Shaun takes a step further and comes up with a plan to help wild wolves threatened in Poland (which is very close to Germany !).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eerUnxonS-I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zCBOPF7sy4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7c7u-qpORI

 

 

VietNam: Positive News – Vietnam’s rejection of dolphin park shows no place for cruelty in entertainment.

 

 

 

Vietnam’s rejection of dolphin park shows no place for cruelty in entertainment

 

 

 

Authorities heed plea by hundreds of animal charities to prevent dolphins being captured and forced to perform for human entertainment.

The authorities in Danang have rejected a proposal to build a dolphinarium in Vietnam’s third biggest city following a campaign led by Animals Asia and backed by more than 200 animal charities from Britain and the Bahamas to South Africa and Sri Lanka.

Read the full article at:

 

https://www.animalsasia.org/uk/media/news/news-archive/vietnams-rejection-of-dolphin-park-shows-no-place-for-cruelty-in-entertainment.html

 

 

USA: Presindent Obama Was Wise With His Actions- So Trump Has To Do The Opposite – Is This Now To Allow Trump Sons To Go For Big Kill ?

The U.S. government wants to allow bloodthirsty hunters to slaughter endangered elephants and bring their carcasses as trophies back to the United States.

Elephant trophy imports were prohibited in 2014 in an effort to help save this species — but now, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to reverse the ban, encouraging Americans to start slaughtering elephants in Zimbabwe and Zambia.

Not surprisingly, the plan was pushed by wealthy hunters and Safari Club International, who lobbied along with the National Firearm Association to lift the ban — only serving to benefit America’s richest, at the elephants’ expense.

African elephant populations are plummeting, with 30,000 killed every year by poachers and trophy hunters. With even more hunting, these amazing animals may not stand a chance.

Lobbyists wrongly claim that because money from trophy hunts is supposed to go toward conservation, more hunting will somehow help increase elephant populations. But this has been proven false — and with Zimbabwe’s government notoriously corrupt, and in turmoil with a recent coup, what oversight will exist to ensure that any of the money goes to protect a single elephant?

This deadly plan must be abandoned at once. Sign now to tell President Trump and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to leave the ban intact, so no elephants are ruthlessly killed and brought to the U.S. as sickening “trophies.”

2 Petition links –

https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/trump_vs_elephants/?kiVEiab

https://ladyfreethinker.org/sign-stop-deadly-plan-lift-u-s-ban-elephant-trophies/?UA-40777405-1

 

 

Dim and dimmer Trumps think they are real men because

they can shoot a gun.

 

Related media links:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/11/16/trump-administration-reverses-ban-elephant-trophies/869589001/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11/16/donald-trump-reverses-ban-elephant-trophy-imports-us/

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/11/trump-encourages-elephant-hunting.html

http://abcnews.go.com/US/trump-admin-reverse-ban-elephant-trophies-africa/story?id=51178663

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/donald-trump-elephant-trophy-import-ban-lifts-zimbabwe-zambia-legal-big-game-hunting-a8058051.html

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/donald-trump-lifts-ban-on-big-game-hunters-bringing-slain-elephant-trophies-back-into-us-a3692336.html

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-reverses-obama-era-ban-on-import-of-elephant-trophies-from-zimbabwe/

 

 

 

UK/ USA: Brian Talks About Project Coyote.

 

 

 

 

 

USA: Petiton – Justice For Brooklyn Who Was Severely Beaten By Abuser Shown Below – Looking At Him, Any Suprise ?

 

A dog named Brooklyn suffered eye and facial injuries after she was brutally beaten by her owner’s boyfriend because he was jealous of the attention the dog got from his girlfriend, according to police.

 

Demand justice for poor Brooklyn.

You only have to look at the photo of this animal abuser to see that he is not quite stable in the head. Maybe the ink has seeped through and is now damaging that massive brain of his  – or maybe he is just a complete turd and advertising it on his head !

 

 

 

 

 

Ever Have One Of Those Days ? – We Do.

Especially where the EU Commissions are involved.

 

USA: Wolves In Danger Of Losing Their Much Needed Protection – Thanks To …….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=38&v=hnh9SQFQmPI

SAV Comment – we have not really covered much regarding US issues over the past few months because of a team of Muppets – led by one named Muppet Trump, is  doing all that is possible to destroy the natural beauty of the USA.  Over the years, I (Mark) have visited the US probably about a dozen times.  All the time this Republican and his cronies and climate deniers are at the helm, I can absolutely guarantee that I will never visit again.  In the past I respected and admired the USA for its natural beauty.  Thanks to this clown now, so much of that is under threat – I cannot even begin to muster any willingness to re visit.  The message below from Kieran simply sums up the complete and utter disregard for nature that Trump and his get rich quick crew have for nature and the creatures that depend on protection and decent legislation.  We will resume to publish some news and articles from US organisations; but I fear that there will be no good news for the animals.  This below is the first, and special to me as I am very much a ‘wolf’ person.  Trumpy and Rex don’t really give a toss about protecting wildlife – they talk about MAGA, whilst at the same time discouraging people like me from ever visiting the wildlife of the USA ever again.   I wonder how long the USA will remain with its natural beauty when their are people like Trumpy with flashing ‘Dollar eyes’ and a brain that thinks of nothing more.  The people and politicians of Europe know what he is about, and now he is licking the ass of those terrible Chinese that were so much at the front of his election campaign.  He bleats on about MAGA whilst at the same time, his daughter imports over 50 tonnes of Chinese sweatshop made clothing for her label! – do these people have any standards or are they just dollar blind ? – Time will tell.

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2017/06/16/introducing-project-coyote-usa/

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2017/04/27/usa-chinese-workers-making-1-an-hour-to-produce-ivanka-trumps-clothing-line/

 

 

Hi Mark,

The most anti-wildlife Congress we’ve ever seen is now taking aim at gray wolves in the Great Lakes region.

A bill to strip Endangered Species Act protections from these wolves — opening them up to more killing — is making its way through the House. We can’t let this happen.

The Center’s Endangered Species Act Protection Fund needs your support today.

Great Lakes wolves have made tremendous progress, growing from fewer than 1,000 wolves in a small corner of northeastern Minnesota to more than 4,000 wolves across Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin.

But their recovery will end if federal protections are removed prematurely. This anti-wolf Congress is considering legislation to reinstate a 2011 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decision that stripped away Endangered Species Act protection for Great Lakes gray wolves.

In 2014, a federal judge overturned the federal wildlife agency’s decision, noting its scientific and legal flaws. The U.S. Court of Appeals reaffirmed that decision — ending wolf hunts and highlighting how much more is needed before wolves can be considered fully recovered.

But now Trump and his cronies are continuing their war on wolves. States like Wisconsin have already enacted aggressive killing policies aimed at drastically reducing wolf populations by more than half and allowing the cruel practice of using hounds to hunt them.

If the proposed legislation passes, gray wolves will face even more threats.

These wolves deserve to thrive in their natural habitat and to raise their packs free from the threat of hunters and trappers. As their populations grow, we must continue to protect these packs and not allow them to be put back in the crosshairs.

The Center has been working to defend Great Lakes wolves for years, fighting to keep their federal protection and to ban hunting and trapping.

Please join us in protecting wolves by giving to our Endangered Species Act Protection Fund today.

For the wild,

Kierán Suckling
Executive Director
Center for Biological Diversity

 

 


 

 

England: Fox Hunters Hit Women – Female Sab Is Knocked To The Ground By Hunt Supporter.

Pictures – West Midlands Hunt Sabs

Showing their true colours;

Male Hunters get a kick out of hitting women as well as killing foxes !

Female Hunt Sab assaulted by one of those with a blood lust.

Read the full story at:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5074885/Female-hunt-saboteur-ends-hospital-angry-clash.html

Check Out West Midlands Hunt Sabs

and see the real side of hunting —

 

https://www.facebook.com/WestMidsHuntSabs/

 

 

 

 

 

Jordan: Fatwa Issued To Kill Every Stray Dog – Killing Currently Under Way.

 

Dear Mark,

As I write this, gunmen are trying to kill every

street dog in the entire country of Jordan.

Dogs are being hunted down and shot because

the country’s religious leader has declared a

holy war on dogs.

Because of this, men armed with automatic

weapons are systematically killing every street

dog they see!

Mark, I am saddened beyond words that such

a terrible thing is happening and with your help,

I intend to do something about it. As a first step

my team is making contact with the Jordanian

government asking it to end this horrible cruelty.

Jordan’s most senior religious figure, Grand Mufti,

Dr. Mohammad Al-Khalaileh, issued a fatwa

– a religious instruction to Muslims – to kill

the dogs. He quoted Prophet Mohammed to justify

the slaughter.

Because a fatwa is binding on Muslims, municipalities

across the country started hiring snipers.

Thousands of dogs have been killed and the

massacre continues every day.

Mark, as animal lovers we have no option but

to fight this nightmare by every means possible.

“It is our duty as animal lovers to do whatever

we can to stop this dog genocide. Before there

are no dogs left in Jordan.”

Mark, we are so terribly saddened by this and

we urge you and all our supporters to share the

fact that Prophet Mohammad repeatedly forbade

cruelty to animals, saying: “Whoever is kind to

the creatures of God is kind to himself.”

My job is to get this message through and to care

for those dogs we can on the ground. We are

already searching for land where we can create

a safe haven for some of the dogs.

The most important immediate first steps are

to spread the word about the unspeakable cruelty

and horror that is unfolding.

And, please make a donation, we can’t do this without your financial support. That is the simple truth.

For the animals
Brian Davies, Founder

https://networkforanimals.org/

 

 

 

 

 

England: ‘Tibets Hidden Prisoners’ – Latest News From ”Free Tibet’, London.

 

TIBET’S HIDDEN PRISONERS

“When the black cloth was taken off my head, I found myself in a big room with […] all sorts of torture devices laid out in front of me. They told me to have a look at these devices and I told myself that I was doomed to being beaten that day – former prisoner and torture survivor Golog Jigme

 

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

You don’t know why you are being held, you don’t know what your captors want from you. They may have something that they want you to confess. They may have decided you have committed a crime.

For scores of Tibetans, this situation is not just some horror film, it is a horrifying reality. Whether they have protested to resist the occupation, written a blog post that the authorities disapproved of, or even just flown their own flag, Tibetans have been taken away, detained without charge, tortured and sentenced to long prison sentences after secret or sham trials.

 

Enforced disappearances are designed to punish Tibetans who resist or fall foul of the occupation, and to scare other Tibetans away from opposing the occupation or freely expressing their culture. Free Tibet is standing alongside Tibet’s hidden prisoners. We want to find the prisoners that China has tried to hide, shine a light on their cases, and raise pressure for their release.

https://freetibet.org/

https://freetibet.org/news

https://freetibet.org/about

 

 

 

 

 

USA: Trumps Brands Are Tanking.

 

 

 

 

 

UK: The New BBC Series ‘Blue Planet 2’ About Ocean Wildlife. A Few Samples To Enjoy.

 

The BBC have a new series on the television.

The BBC Wildlife section is famous for its wonderful photography and documentaries about (global) wildlife. 

‘Blue Planet 2’ is a new series about the worlds oceans which has us captivated – the photography is stunning. 

Here below are a few links to trailers and small clips of the series – possibly more will gradually turn up as the series goes on. 

In the meantime- Enjoy ! – BBC Wildlife at its very best.

 

Narrated by BBC wildlife legend Sir David Attenborough.  

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWlDa7CA_5w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_38JDGnr0vA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANxlmqF0wj8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SabxJ0nqKlE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RngtRPMinG8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rAq6Vo-FJQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJPRW92Yqd0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnOYpuKV4H4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cjs03cECZ28

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uP0alCgUzlI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOV5PS9Nz6g

 

 

EU ‘Project’ Fishermen Kill Very Rare Prehistoric Shark. 60 People Killed By Sharks Each Year – 100,000,000 Sharks Each Year Killed By Humans.

BAD News – EU Project Fishermen Kill Prehistoric Shark

A shark from the time of the dinosaur falls as a victim of an EU- Project !!!

The message I read in Independent today is purposely written with so many useless but impressive details that readers’ interest is focused only on the details and not on the substance: shark of dinosaur origin, description of the gills, size, Width of the fish, weight, color, he has sharp teeth, he has a lot of teeth … three quarters of the article deals exclusively with it!

 

And now to the substance: if a fisherman who “incidentally” works for an EU project that has the function of “minimizing unwanted catches in commercial fishing“, captures and kills one of the rarest shark species in its web, then …

we can imagine the likelihood of saving even simpler fish with the help of such an idiot.

We can imagine how many rare and not rare species of fish fall victim to such incompetent and unfit EU –Project fishermen, and not “accidentally” but systematically destroyed!

So if marine life depends on such a lucrative “project” of the EU and is led by dangerous and incompetent idiots, then these animals will always be the first to fall victim to this criminal entity.

 

Best Regards

Venus

P.S: only to information: Every year about 60 people die of sharks.

Every year, 100,000,000 sharks die by the human hand, because of human cruelty.

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/portuguese-trawler-prehistoric-shark-mission-minimise-commercial-fishing-a8049936.html

 

 

GOOD News:

 

 

Italy bans ALL animals in circuses:

Rome vows to take THOUSANDS out of spectacles

Read more at  https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/877199/italy-ban-animal-circus/amp?t=1&cn=ZmxleGlibGVfcmVjc18y&refsrc=email&iid=183c657f57664d4692a2ec730ea5de17&uid=3003466684&nid=244+281088008

 

Switzerland: The hunt in the canton of Zurich will be finally abolished in its present form.

Please support this important issue if you can –

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2017/11/11/serbia-help-the-strays-of-bor-survive-the-winter-by-supporting-new-dog-houses/

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The hunt in the canton of Zurich will be finally abolished in its present form.

The city of Zurich, including the forests, are already wild sanctuaries and are cared for by game wardens. This successful model is now to be extended to the entire canton of Zurich.

For this, the Swiss Animal Party (TPS) submitted through a popular initiative more than 7,300 votes in a petition for the request on Tuesday, 18 July 2017.

In future, only professionally trained gamekeepers will be used. This called by the cantonal popular initiative: “gamekeeper instead of hunters“!

The canton of Zurich is to introduce “a nationwide wildlife management system with professionally trained gamekeepers”, which replaces the amateur hunter risk group.

The focus should be on the natural regulation of the wildlife population. In the case of sick or injured wild animals, only gamekeepers employed by the canton are allowed to intervene.

Reasons for Wild Guardians:


1. Canton wildlife management, carried out by professionally trained gamekeepers, leads to a better quality of life for humans and animals in the densely populated canton of Zurich, as animal and plant diversity is promoted in the longer term (biodiversity) and nature experiences such as wild animal observations are made increasingly possible.

The hunt has made diurnal animals such as boars, foxes or deer nocturnal. That is why most wildlife accidents occur in the dark.

 

  1. Experience has shown that animals living in a hunting-free area lose a large part of this forced, unnatural shyness and thus increasingly spend their nightly activities in the day again.

  1. By hunting the wild animals their fertility (birth rate) increases, as they reproduce faster by the hunting pressure and the decimation of their species.

This inevitably leads to an undesired increase. However, the hunting community identifies precisely this artificially generated increase in wildlife populations as legitimating hunting regulation.

 

  1. In the canton of Geneva hobby hunting was already replaced by a modern game management in 1974, which proved to be very successful. Should it nevertheless be necessary to intervene, this must be done exclusively by professionally trained gamekeepers.

  1. In addition, the introduction of cantonal wildlife management will mean that there will no longer be hunting accidents in the future. Even pets such as dogs and cats are no longer killed by mistake and the safety of recreational activities in the forest recreation area is guaranteed.

  1. It is much better for all parties without the dangerous hobby hunting. The canton of Geneva also implements the animal protection law with its professional game wardens. In Geneva, serious wildlife management does not even cost taxpayers a cup of coffee a year.

The long list of reasons ends with the following summary:

The hunt is not in the interests of society, nature and the cultural landscape but only in the interest of hunting, legally killing wildlife for no real reason.

 

My comment to this case:

I have great confidence in the Swiss that they manage to get rid of the hunt. And not only in Zurich, but in the whole country.
Unfortunately, it does not look good with the German hunt.

Because we allow a tiny minority (2% of the society), to terrorize other 80 million people and to kill senseless in the forest.  We owe that to a corrupt system and an inactive people.

Best regards to all

Venus

http://www.pro-wildtier.ch/

https://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/zuerich/region/Initiative-fordert-Wildhueter-statt-Jaeger/story/10914578

 

 

Serbia: Help The Strays Of Bor Survive The Winter By Supporting New Dog Houses.

 

This is the tiny part of stray dogs in Bor, Serbia, photos taken in in a couple of days while I was feeding them.

The number is much, much bigger and I’m afraid it will be even bigger.

The truth is that in this town people’s consciousness about these poor animals is very low, care and adoption is almost mission impossible.

The number of ones who want to hurt them or get rid of them in a cruel way is much bigger.

The winter is coming, just thinking of the last year’s winter makes me terrified. Winters in Bor are cruel , temperatures up to minus 30, last winter many street dogs died from cold.

My idea is to provide them for the following winter dog houses with straw where they will have where to get away. Food is also more than needed, during the winter it is more difficult for them to get food.

The price of a dog house for an average two medium-sized dogs is 50 eur, more houses, the better, more protected dogs in the winter period.

I am begging all good people who want to help in providing shelters for those poor dogs, to do so.

Let’s ease their harsh upcoming winter as much as possible!

Thank you

To give a donation to buy doghouses, please go to:

https://www.youcaring.com/svetlanadavidovic-1003940

 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/SerbianAnimalsVoice/permalink/10155672250510516/

https://www.facebook.com/svetlana.davidovic

 

 

 

India: Justice For Baby Elephant Burned Alive By Frenzied Mob. Petition.

 

Take Action: 

https://forcechange.com/412955/justice-for-baby-elephant-burned-alive/

 

Target: Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Indian Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

Goal: Demand harsher penalties for villagers who harm elephants.

A baby elephant was severely burned and terrorized after it was struck with a flaming bar of tar in the east Indian state of West Bengal. An award-winning photograph captures the exact moment when photographer Biplab Hazra says a mob of “jeering men” threw the balls of tar and firecrackers at the calf and his or her mother, in an apparent attempt to drive them away. This is only the latest in a series of violent conflicts between elephants and humans in the region that must be addressed.

Elephants in India are in crisis as their natural habitat dwindles, while farmlands and urban areas expand. As a result, herds of wandering elephants frequently enter populated areas and cause damage or threaten human lives. Attacks by mobs, such as the one shown in the photograph, are seen as retribution for the losses the elephants are said to cause.

There is no excusing the vile behavior shown in the photograph. No animal deserves to be burned or tortured, especially as the result of human-caused problems like habitat destruction. Sign this petition to demand that Indian officials enact harsher penalties for causing harm to elephants and do more to protect what remaining land these creatures have available to them.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Minister Vardhan,

A photograph showing a mob attacking an elephant mother and her calf underlines the growing crisis that elephants face in India. As their forest habitats are destroyed, these creatures are forced to wander over large areas to find food and water, bringing them into conflict with humans when they enter populated areas. There have been many reports of humans torturing and hurting elephants in an effort to keep them away, and this photograph is disturbing evidence that even young calves are being targeted by violent mobs.

Elephants will continue to enter villages and towns as long as they cannot find enough food or water in their natural habitats. Therefore, I urge you to do more to conserve their remaining habitat and to enact harsher penalties against those who would cause them harm.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Biplab Hazra via Instagram

Germany: Hungry Boars Who Have Had Their Homes Destroyed By Man, Are Slaughtered By A Hunter Because They Were ‘Potentially Dangerous’. NO, The Real Reason – They Were Simply Hungry And Searching For Food !

 

Wildschweine fallen über Gärten her – neun Tiere erschossen

 

“20 red boars were spotted on November 8 in a suburb of Hamburg (Duvenstedt).


Allegedly, and only according to reports of inhabitants, they have slightly damaged some gardens.

But as it is always the case in Germany, the residents alerted the police. Without reason, without any animal attacking anybody, panic broke out.

Then, of course, the hunter was called.

They urged the inhabitants to stay at home, out of safety !!
As if King Kong had visited them !!

The hunter, along with a helper, started the persecution of the boars, which was not so difficult, because the animals were looking for food.

They killed a whole family, a whole family is dead.

They killed nine pigs, including six young, small boars. The rest could, luckily, flee.

To justify this crime, the gamekeeper described the animals as “potential” attackers, and disseminated horror story:

“By the sharp canines of the animals, an attack could even be deadly.”

There was no attack, the animals had no interest in humans, the animals were only hungry.

Because we destroy the forest – their homes and their food – and kill their families, the animals come close to the cities.

And we solve a problem that we have caused ourselves, and still cause every day, with the murder.

Because we have weapons in hand and fascism in thinking.

Best Regards to all from Venus

 

https://www.abendblatt.de/hamburg/article212479007/Wildschweine-fallen-ueber-Gaerten-her-neun-Tiere-erschossen.html

 

 

 

UK: Shrouds Of The Somme. A Dedication By One Artist To The Men Killed In WW1’s Worst Battle.

 

Shrouds of the Somme.

This weekend in the UK it will be ‘Remembrance Sunday’ to honour all those who have died in past war campaigns.

See the work of one artist here:

https://vimeo.com/221573714/3da8e7689c

 

http://shroudsofthesomme.com/

England: The Viva November Health Newsletter.

 

Viva health newsletter.

Viva = Vegetarians International Voice for Animals.

Based in Bristol, England.

Check the November newsletter out via the following link:

http://mailchi.mp/viva/vivahealth-november-newsletter?e=26c03356b8

Visit their website at –

https://www.viva.org.uk/ 

https://www.viva.org.uk/about-us

 

 

BREAKING: Republic of Ireland will ban wild animals in circuses!

 

BREAKING: Republic of Ireland will ban wild animals in circuses!

Dear Mark,

The Republic of Ireland have committed to banning wild animals in circuses by January 2018.

This is huge news!

Our three investigations into circuses in Ireland have uncovered animals including giraffe, hippo, rhino, elephants, tigers, camels and many more who have suffered in the life of the circus. Animals were forced to perform unnatural and degrading tricks for the sake of ‘entertainment’.

 

Today is a day to rejoice for the animals who will no longer be subjected to the cruelty of the circus in the Republic of Ireland. You have helped us achieve this massive victory! Your support has enabled us to investigate, lobby and campaign for an end to wild animals being exploited in circuses.

We took our investigations to Parliament and councils and put the welfare of animals in Irish circuses on their agenda. Just last year a circus from the Netherlands visited Ireland with their three elephants.

They were met with huge opposition from local groups. Ireland have stood up and said ‘No More!’ With you, the amazing groups and campaigners in Ireland, we have made a difference for wild animals! 

This progressive step means that wild animals being used in circuses in the UK and Ireland are rapidly coming to an end. With Scotland committing to bringing in a ban by 2018 and Wales considering a ban on wild animals in circuses, those few remaining circuses using wild animals will soon have to face facts – there is no place for them in modern society.

Exploiting animals in circuses is outdated and belongs in the history books.

Together we will free animals from a life in the circus.

Thank you,


Nicola O’Brien
Campaigns Director

P.S. We won’t stop until animal circuses are gone, for good. With your help we can ban animal circuses in the UK.

Please donate today: www.captiveanimals.org/donate-circus

 

 

 

 

USA: The Real Cost Of An Egg – Disturbing Video.

 

Thrown, dropped, mutilated, and ground-up alive.

This is the disturbing reality faced by hundreds of thousands of chicks each day at the world’s largest egg-laying breed hatchery Hy-Line International in Spencer, Iowa.

 

 

 

Viet Nam: Four Paws Moon Bear Rescue – Hai Chan, Thai Van and Thai Giang have all been rescued!

SAV Comment – It is great to see this excellent rescue by Four Paws.  With the work being undertaken by Animals Asia as well, things are really moving on to end the bear bile business.  That final day will never come quickly enough !

 

Hai Chan, Thai Van and Thai Giang have been rescued!

With your help, FOUR PAWS successfully rescued the three Asiatic black bears and transported them to our new BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh in Vietnam.

Living on a bear farm for ten years, Hai Chan endured the painful procedure of bile extraction as well as having both of her front paws amputated, most likely to produce bear paw wine – sadly still considered a delicacy by some.

Bears Thai Van and Thai Giang were kept as pets in the backyard of a steel production company. While we do not know for sure if they were abused for bile extraction, it’s clear that their terrible keeping conditions negatively affected their overall health.

Years of abuse has visibly left its mark on these three bears, but thanks to your support, they can begin a new life in species-appropriate surroundings.

Now at the sanctuary, the bears will be thoroughly checked by our vets, and after a quarantine period, they’ll be released into their outdoor enclosure. For now, we’re thrilled to say that the bears are already progressing better than expected – Hai Chan especially!

 

Years of abuse has visibly left its mark on these three bears, but thanks to your support, they can begin a new life in species-appropriate surroundings.

Now at the sanctuary, the bears will be thoroughly checked by our vets, and after a quarantine period, they’ll be released into their outdoor enclosure. For now, we’re thrilled to say that the bears are already progressing better than expected – Hai Chan especially!

Once again, thank you for making this rescue possible. We look forward to updating you on the bears as they leave quarantine and progress in the coming weeks and months!

Warmest regards,

Kieran Harkin
Head of Wild Animal Campaigns
FOUR PAWS International

P.S. You make rescues like this possible. If you would like to further support our work, please make a donation today. Your gift could help provide long-term care for bears like Hai Chan, Thai Van and Thai Giang, and help other animals in need around the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UK: Finally, Bee-harming pesticides will be totally banned in the UK, Michael Gove says.

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11/09/uk-will-back-total-ban-bee-harmingpesticides-michael-gove-says/

 

Above – Minister Michael Gove – At long last a Minister at DEFRA who IS concerned about animal welfare – something we very much welcome – SAV.

Bee-harming pesticides will be totally banned in the UK, Michael Gove says.

 

A total ban on bee-harming pesticides being used across Europe will be supported by the UK, the Environment Secretary has said. In a reversal of the Government’s previous position on neonicotinoid pesticides, Michael Gove said new evidence indicated the risk to bees and other insects was “greater than previously understood”.

In 2013, the European Commission proposed a ban on three neonicotinoids for use on flowering crops such as oil seed rape, which are attractive to bees, after authorities identified risks to honey bees.

The UK Government opposed the ban, claiming there was not enough evidence that bees were harmed by the pesticides, but other member states disagreed and the ban was implemented across the EU.

Writing in the Guardian, Mr Gove said he believed the evidence base had “grown”, and the UK would back a new proposal by the European Commission to extend the ban to non-flowering crops.

He said: “While there is still uncertainty in the science, it is increasingly pointing in one direction.

“Not to act would be to risk continuing down a course which could have extensive and permanent effects on bee populations.

How to | Help bees in winter

  • Plant flowers, shrubs and trees that thrive in winter. The evergreen mahonia is excellent winter food for bees, while the pendant bells of winter flowering clematis can give pollinators a sugary energy boost. Ivy plants are also an ideal source of food for bees in late autumn – avoid cutting them down.

  • Leave suitable places for hibernation undisturbed. Letting areas of a lawn grow long until the spring can provide a hibernation home while cool, north-facing banks are ideal places for bees to burrow. The hollow tubes of dead stems of plants in borders can also serve as a great nesting spot.

  • Plant early flowering bulbs like crocus, primrose, snowdrop of coltsfoot that flower in February and March to help support bees and pollinators looking for an early feed. Winter is also the perfect time to plant bee-friendly trees, such as acacia, blackthorn and hazel. Source: Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs

Mr Gove said he was “deeply concerned” by a recent study into the health of some insect populations, which revealed 75 per cent of flying insects in Germany had disappeared.

He added that bees and other pollinators were “absolutely critical” to the natural world, and that a deteriorating environment is also bad for the economy.

Last month, a study found that three-quarters of the honey produced around the world contains nerve agent pesticides that can harm bees.

Scientists who tested 198 honey samples from every continent except Antarctica discovered that 75 per cent were laced with at least one of the neonicotinoid chemicals.

Environmental campaigners responded by demanding a “complete and permanent” ban preventing any further use of neonicotinoids on farm crops in Europe.

A total ban would have an impact on cereal growers in the UK who use pesticides to protect their crops.

 

 

England: Challenge !

 

 

 

 

 

 

England: London – An Insight Into The ‘League Against Cruel Sports’.

 

For as long as hunting wild animals with dogs has existed, people will have been opposed to it.

The League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) was founded in 1924 with the aim of banning fox hunting, stag hunting, otter hunting, hare hunting and hare coursing in the UK.

The League is known for being instrumental in bringing about the Hunting Act 2004 which banned hunting with hounds in England and Wales, yet we are still fighting to protect foxes, hare and deer from illegal hunting which takes place far too frequently across the UK.

Another key campaign is dog fighting, which despite being banned in 1835, still continues on the UK’s streets and out of sight in unused buildings.

Our Project Bloodline operation aims to educate policy makers about the prevalence of dog fighting, investigate the people who take part, and protect the dogs who are used in this terrible activity.

 

Please visit the excellent LACS site by using these quick links:

https://www.league.org.uk/Pages/Category/campaigns

 

https://www.league.org.uk/Pages/Category/animals-we-protect

 

https://www.league.org.uk/Pages/News/Category/latest-news

 

https://www.league.org.uk/shop

 

https://www.league.org.uk/Pages/Category/how-to-donate

 

 

 

India: Positive News For Blood Bank Horses – But Action Still To Be Taken – Read On…

 

Dear Mr. Johnson,

There’s good news from India this week for the suffering horses who are used as living blood banks to make antitoxin drugs.

You may have seen PETA India’s footage from the inspections of farms where thousands of horses, donkeys, and mules are housed in filthy conditions without proper veterinary care.

The animals are subjected to repeated injections of toxins and painful blood draws—up to 15 percent of their blood each time!—in order to make these drugs.

 

After hearing from more than a quarter-million PETA members and supporters worldwide—in addition to a long series of meetings and correspondence between PETA scientists and government agencies—the Indian government announced late last week that it will provide funding for the development of antitoxins made using modern, non-animal methods instead of animals who are forced to endure years of torment.

 

In meetings with the government, scientists from PETA India showed exactly how non-animal technology can replace the use of horses while also improving the final product.

They explained that the PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. is already funding groundbreaking research to produce a diphtheria antitoxin from human cells instead of using the blood of horses and other animals. Since drugs made from animals can cause illnesses in humans and expire quickly, this is good news for everyone.

It’s progress that we can all get behind, and it wouldn’t have happened without your support.

Now, please take a moment to urge the Indian government to close the abusive horse facilities.

 

Take Action

https://support.peta.org/page/1362/action/1?utm_source=PETA::E-Mail&utm_medium=Alert&utm_campaign=1117::viv::PETA::E-Mail::antitoxin%20horses%20progress::::aa%20em&ea.url.id=15359

 

Thank you for your compassion for animals.

Sincerely yours,

Jeffrey Brown
Biologics Specialist
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

England: Slaughterhouse cctv Consultation Now Closed – Hopefully Legislation Soon.

A comment on the dancing butcher.

 

“To be happy, a butcher does not need good or crown
Work has its own reward! “(Bertolt Brecht)

And this is a dance of death in a slaughterhouse in Sao Paolo!
In the presence of enthusiastic colleagues, a butcher organizes a dance of death in Samba style.
He proves the last tribute to the slaughtered animal by dancing with it.
With the knife in his hand yet, he bows to his dance partner and thus completes the act of death.

For me the tragedy of this show is in his conviction that only the pig is dead.
But in reality, the butcher himself is dead, only he does not know, that’s the tragedy of history.
Empathy, respect, sensitivity, even professionalism, everything is dead inside him.

He could not dance a better presentation of his bluntness, of his moral mutilation.
It’s the death dance of zombies.
A moral corpse, that’s what he is, what they are all human carnivores.

 

Best regards

Venus

 

 

 

Past SAV links on this campaign:

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2012/11/28/uk-make-cctv-mandatory-for-slaughterhouses-says-the-british-public/

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2017/08/11/england-cctv-to-be-compulsory-in-all-abattoirs-in-england/

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2017/08/09/uk-report-britains-failing-slaughterhouses-the-need-for-cctv-everywhere/

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2017/07/18/scotland-call-for-cctv-to-be-installed-in-all-slaughterhouses-take-action-now/

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2017/01/14/france-excellent-news-france-to-install-cctv-cameras-in-all-slaughterhouses-across-france/

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2014/10/09/global-news-shorts-petitions-video-and-why-all-slaughterhouses-must-have-cctv-installed/

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2014/01/02/eoa-nl-reports-of-december-2013-inspections-at-turkish-slaughterhouses-also-links-to-campaign-for-all-eu-slaughterhoses-to-ensure-cctv-is-installed-petition-links-included-for-this-also/

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2013/12/31/uk-sav-become-a-founder-organisation-to-form-the-european-alliance-for-cctv-in-slaughterhouses-petition-to-sign/ 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2016/06/05/france-gathering-in-paris-against-slaughterhouses-marche-pour-la-fermeture-des-abattoirs-a-paris

 

/https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2015/02/09/england-another-slaughterhouse-that-should-be-closed-down-hillside-capture-undercover-abuses-during-3-month-filming/

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2015/02/03/england-3215-animal-aid-expose-new-footage-of-animal-abuses-at-english-halal-slaughterhouse-we-say-never-again-roll-on-may-elections-2015/

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2013/08/20/eu-please-promote-and-sign-national-links-provided-europe-wide-video-surveillance-at-slaughterhouses/

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2012/04/25/england-update-animal-aid-cruelty-case-gets-2-slaughterhouse-workers-jailed-and-the-very-people-government-who-should-have-prosecuted-refused-to-do-so-shame-on-the-conservative-governmen/

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2010/08/23/uk-animal-organisation-animal-aid-undercover-animal-abuse-video-footage-forces-closure-of-english-slaughterhouse/

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2009/12/17/6476/

 

Now here in England we have reached a major position in this campaign.

Whilst many of us would love to see all the slaughterhouses entirely closed down, the government has announced that it intends to install cctv in all areas of all slaughterhouses where animals are present.  Crucially, slaughterhouse vets (which are required by law) will be allowed unrestricted access to all of the footage.

This is a significant amount of progress in a long and hard campaign. We welcome the proposals but like many others, still say that you can never make the process of killing animals cruelty free.  In the very welcome consultation, which does take the views of all sides involved, there have been demands from welfare groups to allow for proper independent spot checking of footage.

The consultation period has now closed, but welfare organisations are keeping up the pressure to ensure that all the plans are implemented.  There are also campaigns in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland; which along with England make up the whole of the UK, to introduce similar legislation

There has been good news in Scotland where the Scottish Parliament has pledged to also hold a consultation on the issue.

Hopefully soon we will witness new cctv legislation in both England and Scotland.   This is a major victory for the welfare groups who at the end of the day are trying to get the best they can for animals.

We will continue to update on this important issue whenever we have more news. 

You can best help by going Vegan and preventing any animals from going to slaughter in the first place!

Mark.

 

 

 

England: And Who Is That At The Window Wanting Some Food ?

‘Free Tibet’ (London) – All Is Underway For The New Video.

Pre-production in full swing

Just a quick update to let you know that pre-production on the film is underway. This week we are talking and meeting with writers who are helping us lock down the film’s script!

Once it is complete, we will then be finalising our illustration/animation team, so keep a look out for updates on that in the coming weeks.

Also, for those who ordered Tibetan flags and T-shirts, the last of these are being shipped out this week, so expect them in your mailboxes soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Germany: Investigations Find Chicken Meat Carries The Risk of Intestinal Inflammation.

Dear  Mark,

I read this interesting report about chicken meat, and immediately wanted to give even more joy to all those, who prepare joyful the meat-menü for the weekend!!

Robert Koch Institute: Chicken meat carries the risk of intestinal inflammation!!

(www.Merkur.de): In the waiting room of doctors sit more and more people with stomach aches and diarrhea. The Robert Koch Institute examined the increase of these cases. Result: The greatest risk comes from Campylobacter pathogens.

Behind diarrhea and severe abdominal pain is often the bacterial pathogen Campylobacter: The biggest risk of such bacterial enteritis is according to a study in Germany from chicken meat.
About one third of the illnesses could be avoided if the risk factor were eliminated, say experts of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) in a recent publication.

Insufficiently heated poultry meat has long been regarded as an important source of infection.

Campylobacter cause inflammation of the small intestine, which is often associated with diarrhea and fever.
The number of reported Campylobacter diseases has been increasing since 2001, compared with around 74,000 cases last year.

It is thus the most common bacterial notifiable disease in Germany.

Experts suspect, according to RKI, that the true number of diseases in the population is “almost ten times higher”. Salmonella is significantly less frequently registered in 2016, with 13 000 reported illnesses.

The authors consider as major risk factors for Campylobacter disease, eating out and preparing prepackaged chicken meat at home. Among other things, well over 2000 questionnaires that had been proven to fill patients had been evaluated. They say that by 2018, Campylobacter limits would be set on poultry carcasses in the European Union.
Campylobacter are bacteria from the intestinal tract of animals, they can get on the meat during slaughter.

Raw milk, minced meat and sausage are also sources of infection.

Also, kitchen hygiene is important: when using the same cutting boards, for example, can pass from raw meat to salad.

But the best thing to do is not to eat meat.

For the welfare of the animals and for your own health!

Venus

 

https://www.merkur.de/leben/gesundheit/institut-haehnchenfleisch-birgt-risiko-fuer-darmentzuendungen-zr-9042813.html

 

 

England: London – 25th Christmas (Animal) Anti Cruelty Fayre – 3/12/17 – 10am to 5pm.

 

100 Ethical Stands

4 Vegan Cafes

Prize Draw and Goody Bags

Lush Zone

Comedy

Talks (Animal Rights)

Cookery Demonstrations

Children’s Workshop – Face Painting etc.

When:  Sunday 3rd December 2017.

Where:  Kensington Town Hall – just off the High Street.

(See sht. 2 below for more).

 

 

SAV Comment  – A great day out for all you animal friends in Ol’ London Town.

We have enjoyed many great days  there in the past – a real haven for animal people.

 

Animal Aid Links;

https://www.animalaid.org.uk/

https://www.animalaid.org.uk/veganism/

https://www.animalaid.org.uk/news/

https://www.animalaid.org.uk/events/

http://www.animalaidshop.org.uk/

https://www.animalaid.org.uk/education/

https://www.animalaid.org.uk/join-us/

 

 

 

 

 

France: Leading The Way In Bee Protection – Now Approves Bee Killing Neonicotinoid ! – But We Can Stop It- Please Sign The Petition.

 

Ban ALL Bee killing pesticides !

We’ve just learned that regulators in France have authorised the use of a new bee-killing pesticide called Sulfoxaflor.

It’s a neonicotinoid — the class of pesticides that is known to pose a deadly risk for bees and other pollinators.

 

We still can’t believe it!

 

France has been at the forefront of the battle to protect the bees: it is the first country to ever decide on an outright ban of all neonics starting in 2018.

This decision to allow a new kind of neonicotinoid threatens to undermine all that we’ve fought for!

 

We need to act and act quickly. The regulators’ decision can still be undone by the French minister for the environment, Nicolas Hulot.

We need to show him that the decision taken in France matters to all of us around the world.

 

Petition link –

https://actions.sumofus.org/a/ban-all-bee-killing-pesticides?sp_ref=348804438.99.184162.e.0.2&referring_akid=36226.8109811.oC9cWz&source=mlt

 

 

Above and below – our ‘Bee Hotel’ created to introduce new pollinators into the orchard.  Below you can see all the logs drilled with chambers for the bees to enter and lay eggs.  When they do, they seal the entrance with mud, as you can see on some of the chambers above.  When it hatches, the youngster feeds on pollen left by the adult in the chamber, and then it breaks out through the mud and flies off to pollinate all the fruit trees.

Simple but very effective – SAVE THE BEES !

 

More information

Sulfoxaflor and flupyradifurone: Neonicotinoids or not?
PAN Europe. 1 September 2016.

Keepers warn of ‘bee-mageddon’ after France authorises controversial insecticide
The Telegraph. 20 October 2017.

Loi biodiversité : les néonicotinoïdes en consultation publique. A vous de jouer !
Greenpeace France. 28 February 2017.

En trente ans, près de 80 % des insectes auraient disparu en Europe
Le Monde. 18 October 2017.

Les apiculteurs dénoncent l’autorisation d’un nouveau néonicotinoïde en France
Le Monde. 20 October 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

England: 1604 – The Last Man To Enter Parliament With Honest Intentions.

 

5th November is always remembered here in the UK as ‘Guy Fawkes Night’.  Fireworks and bonfires spread all across the land in memory of the Gunpowder Plot of 1604.

 

Guy Fawkes is often toasted as “the last man to enter Parliament with honest intentions“.  Many today would agree with this statement.

 

Below is a documentary by UK  Channel 4 on the gunpowder plot.  Enjoy !

 

Gunpowder, Treason and Plot

 

Past SAV links to November 5th:

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2014/11/05/england-november-5th-remember-remember-the-5th-of-november-the-story-of-the-gunpowder-plot/

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2015/11/05/england-remember-remember-the-5th-of-november/

 

 

 

 

 

England: Have A Great Weekend !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USA: Trophy Hunter Accused of Slaughtering Rare Snow Leopard and Bragging About His Kills on Amazon Must be Punished.

Trophy Hunter Accused of Slaughtering Rare Snow Leopard and Bragging About His Kills on Amazon Must be Punished

 

Petition Link –  https://forcechange.com/406323/demand-punishment-for-trophy-hunter-who-poached-rare-snow-leopard/

 

Target: Ryan Zinke, U.S. Secretary of the Interior

Goal: Bring man accused of illegally killing a rare snow leopard to display its body parts as trophies to justice.

It is illegal to kill snow leopards, and even to own their body parts or fur, in the U.S. and across the Western hemisphere, but one trophy hunter reportedly brought the remains of a snow leopard he killed back to America and boasted of his “accomplishment.” Importing the remains of a snow leopard into the U.S. is a federal offense, but this man, Hossein Soudy Golabchi, has not been prosecuted.

Golabchi has also apparently written a book about hunting exotic animals that is sold on Amazon. The book description brags that “once you have reached such a phenomenal number [of kills] you can only write a book about the most interesting hunts and the highlights of your career.” This is disgusting.

It is crucial for snow leopards that illegal hunts be stopped. The organization Defenders of Wildlife has estimated that only about 3,500-7,000 snow leopards remain in the wild (the creatures’ shy nature makes knowing the exact number difficult to determine). They must be protected, and if poaching and trophy hunting goes unchecked, the species could go extinct soon. Sign below to demand that Hossein Soudy Golabchi be prosecuted now.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Secretary of the Interior Zinke,

Snow leopards are a species that must be protected, and to allow them to be illegally killed as trophies is unacceptable. Hossein Soudy Golabchi, a trophy hunter who moved to the U.S. when he was young, is accused of bringing back the remains of a rare snow leopard he had poached and bragging of his “accomplishment.” This would be a federal offense and must not be allowed to stand.

Allowing this sort of cruelty could put the entire snow leopard population in the wild at risk. As Tiger Exotic Animal Ranger Awareness International stated, “Snow leopards have never been numerous. The thought of a wealthy American specifically seeking one out to destroy its life is unfathomable. It also damages the communities around the snow leopard. He needs to be the example and needs to be in prison.” I urge you to ensure that Hossein Soudy Golabchi is prosecuted for these alleged crimes.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Public Domain

 

 

 

 

 

 

England: Over 150,000 New People Expected To Register For Month Long Vegan Trial In January 2018.

Veganuary’s Celebrity Ambassadors Announced!

 

1 November 2017

Veganuary – the Try Vegan in January campaign – has appointed a raft of well-known Ambassadors from the worlds of theatre, television, comedy, cookery and sport to help make Veganuary 2018 the biggest year yet.

Sixty thousand people registered their month-long participation in January 2017’s plant-based initiative, but the charity expects that figure to exceed 150,000 this January.

The newly-appointed Ambassadors who will encourage people to try vegan for a month are:


Read more: http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/vegan/veganuary-celebrity-ambassadors-1102795.html#ixzz4xDPTQMBI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

England: Under the skin – the Donkey skin trade exposed.

 

Under the skin – the Donkey skin trade exposed.

https://www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/under-the-skin

 

 

Serbia: Felix On Facebook – Take A Look.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/felix.shelter/

 

 

 

USA: MAGA – Republicans Plan to Return to the Days Where Extreme Animal Cruelty Was Legal !!!

SAV Comment – Making America Great Again ???!!!

Puppy mills, the sale of dog and horse meat, force feeding ducks until their livers explode, and other examples of animal cruelty will be legalized if Republican efforts to overturn animal welfare laws are successful. Sign this petition to oppose Republican plans to return to the days where extreme animal cruelty was legal.

 

https://forcechange.com/404116/stop-attacks-against-animal-welfare-laws/

 

 

Petition wording:

 

Target: Donald Trump, President of the United States

Goal: Don’t legalize animal abuse by overturning state animal welfare laws.

Hard-won victories against animal cruelty, and the rights of the individual states who have passed anti-cruelty laws, are under attack by Republicans in Congress with the introduction of two new bills. These bills, introduced by Representatives Steve King (R-IA) and James Sensenbrenner (R-WI), seek to force states and localities to allow the sale of animal products produced in inhumane ways, even if the state already has measures in place forbidding the sale of such abusive products. As the Humane Society of the United States has pointed out, this poses a significant and tangible threat to animals across the entire nation.

If these bills pass into law, the consequences would be severe. For instance, states like Louisiana could lose the rules they have in place against the sale of sick and abused dogs from puppy mills.

California could be forced to allow the sale of foie gras, a cruel “delicacy” made by brutally force-feeding ducks until their livers become grossly enlarged.

Bans on the sale of horse meat in states like Indiana could be overturned.

Unfortunately, the Trump family and his administration have a long history of supporting animal abuse. Trump’s sons are fanatical hunters, including the killing exotic animals, and his administration has purged animal abuse records and concealed them from public view.

These cruel bills must not be passed.

Sign to demand that this attempt to legalize animal abuse be rejected.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Donald Trump,

Newly introduced Republican bills threaten not only the well-being of innocent animals nationwide, but also the rights of states with animal welfare legislation already in place. The bills would force states to allow the cruel mistreatment of animals for the sake of selling products.

For example, California could be forced to allow the sale of foie gras in spite of the state law banning it. States could be compelled to allow sick and abused dogs to be sold from puppy mills, and dogs and horses to be killed for their meat. As the Humane Society stated in its call to action, “Rep. King has been fighting animal welfare laws at the federal level, and now he’s attacking them in the states. In short, he doesn’t want any animal welfare laws, and we cannot let him get away with it.”

I urge you to heed the Humane Society’s call and to protect animals across the nation by ensuring that these disgusting bills do not pass.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

 

Probably Not !