Gutless EU: European Parliament Party presidents favour ‘implementation report’ over Parliamentary inquiry.




SAV Comment – What a surprise ! – they never have and never will properly address the issue of live animal transport.  And then they have the audacity to ask why the UK is leaving the EU ? – to get away from useless gutless tools like them.  Also shows how ineffective MEP’s and the EU Parliament really is.

European Parliament Party presidents favour ‘implementation report’ over Parliamentary inquiry, against the will of 223 MEPs


In the past 10 years over 200 reports denounced the terrible conditions of animals transported alive to the Commission and over a million European citizens have asked European institutions twice to fundamentally change this reality.

Yet, transported alive for up to several days or weeks without receiving feed, water and veterinary care, animals continue to experience the worst suffering every day, in disrespect of 21st century values and legislation.

We have seen many petitions and resolutions” said MEP Maria Noichl, Vice-President of the European Parliament Intergroup for the Welfare and Conservation of Animals “but as we have witnessed through the many investigations, the situation has only deteriorated and we cannot accept this any longer.” This lack of enforcement by Member States and of scrutiny by  the European Commission, pushed some MEPs members of the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals to call for an Official Parliamentary Inquiry on live transport both within and outside the EU.  

The inquiry was to investigate alleged contraventions and maladministration, by Member States and the European Commission, in the application of Council Regulation (EC) 1/2005 on the protection of animal during transport. Backed by 223 MEPs from all EP political groups, the Official Request for the set-up of such an EP Official Inquiry fulfilled all requirements set by rule of procedure ‘198’.

Despite this strong case, last Thursday’s Conference of Presidents meeting in the Parliament concluded that an Implementing Report was more appropriate to deal with this matter than an EP Inquiry. Eurogroup for Animals is disappointed by this setback and regrets the untransparent and apparent undemocratic way in which this decision was taken.

This decision however creates the expectation for our movement that such a report will prove authoritatively the deficiencies in Member States and of the Commission to enforce EU law on the protection of animals. We are convinced that, if done seriously, this report will constitute a milestone for the protection of animals transported alive in Europe by firmly demonstrating the need for a revision of the Council Regulation (EC) 1/2005.



Serbia: Time Is Running Out To Help Kiki, Kuci and Lela. We Have Tried To Help – Where Are You ?

We have donated twice to help here – and we are the only donors.

Why ? – where are all the global animal people ?

Is a 5 or 10 Euro donation too much to ask of people.

Small donations add up to the required amount.

We are not picking money off our money bonsai; but we are trying to help.

Where are all the animal supporters who visit this site every day ?

Please give and give now, before the end of the month.



Help for KUCI, KIKI and LELA

Dear friends, Thanks to you and your unselfish help, these beautiful dogs remain on safe place and with a food. Situation we have is that we need help for them every month. February has passed covered with all your financially help and support. 

March is almost here and we will need all your help and support again. They know they are calm and peaceful, because they have friends in you and your help. Nobody is easy, months are coming, and obligations are there. Their existence on safe is always questionable, but I always effort myself to secure them safe place and food for normal life. Luckily, without you all this would be impossible. We need help for March:

– KIKI 40 euros for accommodation and 20 euros for food 

– KUCI 40 euros for accommodation and 20 euros for food 

– LELA 20 euros for accommodation and 20 euros for food 

Sum 160 euros


Serbia: Pippa Needs A Forver Home Urgently – URGENT – We can only keep her until 26.03.18.

URGENT – We can only keep her until 26.03.18

PIROT, SERBIA – Pippa is looking for a home.

Female puppy medium sized dog, 5/6 months old, cleaned from parasites, we think she is a Pointer & black Labrador cross.
Friendly, playful & cuddly girl is looking for a family, her brothers & sisters found homes, she is the last one left.

Can you help her? We can’t keep her for much longer.
Contact Milos 069 422 8677












SAV Facebook – Please Visit and Help If You Can.


Please visit SAV Facebook to see many excellent Serbian animal shelters in need of help.  Can you help them ? – please consider making a donation.  Any amount no matter how small is always welcome.  Lots of ‘smalls’ join together to become a ‘large’.  That goes for donations as well.  Strays need help and are given help – but it costs – please donate thank you.

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Germany: Horror on Six Floors – In the Pig High-Rise are Held up to 3000 Animals!!


It is suggested that you watch the videos first via the following link.  The text and spoken is in German which many will not be able to follow – but the videos say it all anyway.


Here below is the link to the second video:–im-schweinehochhaus-werden-bis-zu-3000-tiere-gehalten-7897712.html#mc-0_1521093539936

Venus has very kindly given us the following data; complete with a translation; so that more can be learned about this 6 storey pig hell hole.

Here is the message which Venus has worked hard on.


Dear Mark,

Here is a documentary about the Horror House of Pigs on six floors, in Halle, Germany.
I’ve translated the text from the video, so everyone understands what it’s about.


The following text accompanies the video recordings made by the association “German Animal Protection Office” (Deutsches Tierschutzbüro) in the pig tower in Maasdorf / Halle since 2013:

“Imagine being locked up in a high-rise against your will, you cannot move or turn around. The only change you have is a step back and a step back. Again, and again you are artificially fertilized, you do not know what is happening to you. But gradually you realize that you will be abused for years as a production machine. Your children will be snatched from you. Some of your defenseless and innocent piglets are even savagely beaten to death because they are worthless from the point of view of the local people. None of your children will ever see you again. You are in pain, but no one cares about you. They are afraid and desperate, but nobody is there for you! “.

The story and the description of video.


End of the sixties in the former German Democratic Republic (DDR) the pig high-rise was built as a prestige object.
Today it is the only high-rise building for pigs in Germany and in Europe at all. It is located on Maasdorf, in Halle.
3000 pigs are being kept under illegal and horror conditions.
A veterinarian said, “Such pictures belong to the prosecutor. They make me angry “.

In 2013, the chairman of the association “German Animal Protection Office” Jan Peifer went for the first time to the pig high-rise, in Maasdorf, and documented the hell in which 3000 pigs live.
“The pigs had absolutely no room to stretch out, they could not even turn. They could only lie “.
In 2015/2016, the animal rights activists released the horror pictures from the video. The cause for sharp headlines: “mess in pig high-rise building”, “Officially prescribed animal abuse?” “Shock videos from the pig high-rise”!
Green Agriculture Minister Claudia Dalbert gets the videos in front of her eyes. She said in an interview: “I can tell you that under my aegis, it can no longer be tolerated. A lookout must not give “!! Until today has not happened.

At 1.12. In 2017, that means a few months ago, the animal rights activists did what the minister did not do, that is, looked closely. From minute 3:26 you can see the “changed” conditions yourself: employees beat the piglets on the ground, you can hear screams.

It is forbidden under German law to kill animals like that.
The legal and prescribed way of killing pigs is to hit them on the head with a wood until they become unconscious. Then cut their throats so that they will bleed.
Instead, the pictures document illegal hitting on the floor, and not just once!
On 25.01.2018 it was tried to kill 15 piglets the way you can see on the video.

Operator of the yard is the HET GmbH.
Stern TV, who aired the video on March 14th at 10:00 pm, tried to get in touch with the managers of the pig high-rise building.
Jan Peifer, together with the journalist, tried to obtain information from the central office of the company.
“There is no responsible person today” says the woman at the window!!! (Video)
“We do not give any comments anyway, you do not need to bring that shit on TV, and you can turn off the camera.”
Angrily she slams the window and shows the middle finger to the people, although she knows that the interview is on TV.

The skyscraper specializes in the production of pigs.
The documents show how the farm operates on 6 floors: up to 500 pigs with their piglets per floor fit and are transported by lifts.

On the second floor they are artificially inseminated.
Then they come to the fifth floor, where they are kept with other pregnant pigs. One week before the calculated birthday, they either come to the 4th or the 6th floor, to farrow !!!

In these tight boxes, they give birth to their piglets.
They suckle for the next few weeks, after which they are taken to the 1st or 3rd floor, along with others and kept in groups, until they are finally sold.
But where?


Petition link to close this hell hole:

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Then click on sign box.

It is pointed out that the company operates another business called “Genesus Deutschland GmbH”! –  This company specializes in production and distribution of pigs. On their company page, they advertise with images, such as those you see in the video on minute 7:38.

But the video recordings from the skyscraper show a different reality.
From minute 7:58 you can see how the piglets are born.
You can see from 8:02 minutes what will become of the animals when they are just born: their feet are stuck in the holes, they cannot get out alone, but no co-worker is there to help. The animal rights activists were able to free some. You can see piglets that could not free themselves from the amniotic sac. Piglets who die!

The operator of HET GmbH does not want to comment on these allegations.
Inquiries to interviews remain unanswered.

In an interview in 2014, the operator assured that all regulations are met, and speaks of “control without end” !!!

From minute 9:05 we see the “control without end” !!!

From this point on, you can hear and see how employees still deal with the animals to this day.
In German it is insulting expressions that are difficult to translate.
One sees the injuries to the body of the animals, which are caused with a spatula, also an illegal method for animal driving.
The veterinarian ends her participation in the interview, with the words: “the respect for the animal is not here at all. The case belongs to the prosecutor”.

with best regards






South Kores: Meat Trade Dogs – March News and Actions.


Sister City Campaign – Daegu & Milwaukee

Daegu became Sister city with Milwaukee on August 23, 2017. In Daegu, there are countless dog farms, slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants where the dogs, who are tortured their entire lives, end up being slaughtered in the most inhumane ways, such as by electrocution, hanging or beating; and then thrown into boiling water – sometimes while they are still alive.

In many places, dogs are being killed in full view of other terrified, caged dogs; and this takes place in public and in broad daylight. In addition, many abandoned and stolen former pets end up in this industry, and are subjected to the same cruelty.

Please take action to urge Milwaukee Mayor and Common Council members to help end their new Sister City’s illegal and horrendous cruelty.

Click HERE to learn more and take action.

Petition link –!___Milwaukee__Daegu_Sister_City&utm_medium=email



Busan Buk-gu District – Shut down the Gupo Dog Meat Marketin the “School Cleanup Zone”!


​The Busan Gupo Dog Meat Market is within the boundaries of the “School

Environment, Hygiene, Cleanup Zone” specified in the School Health Act as

evidenced in this Busan News article:

Dispute over the Gupo Livestock Market’s violation of the School Health Act.

However, the Busan Buk-gu District office refuses to shut it down, claiming

that the School Health Act does not apply to the Gupo Dog Meat Market.

​The officials in the Busan Buk-gu District put the interests of dog butchers/shops

before the education of their young children. Imagine allowing your children

to grow up hearing the screams of the meat dogs and seeing them writhe in agony,

being brutally slaughtered right in front of their young eyes. It will either

traumatize these children for life or make them immune to the suffering of

animals, turning them into the next generation of animal abusers.

This is despicable and it must be stopped.

Click HERE to learn more and take action.

Petition link –!___Milwaukee__Daegu_Sister_City&utm_medium=email


Pet shop of horrors – 79 dogs found dead,
​many more left to starve by a heartless pet shop owner

A heartless pet shop owner in Cheonan Dongnam-gu district is reported to have neglected a total of 160 dogs, causing the death of 79 of them because he did not want to spend any more money on them.

Many corpses were found in a significant state of decomposition, with their skulls and ribs fully exposed. The remaining 80 surviving dogs, were clearly starving and many found diseased. Astoundingly the pet shop is also reported to have been offering an adoption service to clients, promising to find new homes for these unfortunate animals!

Click HERE to learn more and take action.

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Serbia: Hunters Kill All The Great Bustards; And Then The EU Gives Them Money To Produce (and shoot ?) Even More.


Serbian campaigners are currently fighting to protect the Great Bustard in Serbia.

In Serbia, the Great Bustard lives in only one area – a reserve known as the ‘pastures of the great bustard’.  In the recent past there were hundreds of birds.  Now there are only 10 – Why ?

Because they have been hunted almost to extinction by a hunter organisation named  ‘Perjanica’ .

Now it appears the Serbian hunters wish to buy a large cage and import Bustards from Hungary; where the birds will be bred within the cage.  The birds will not be wild birds to breed and produce on the pastures – instead they will have to breed in the cage erected by the hunters – those same people responsible for their decline in the first place.

And to make things a lot worse, our shameful friends (?) at the EU have given the hunters around 300,000 Euros for the setting up of this breeding cage.

The cage is a great offence to this beautiful bird which used to breed in numbers on the pastures.  Hunting has destroyed the birds in the wild and now the same killers; the hunters; are being reward3ed financially by the EU for setting up a breeding colony which is set in a cage !


Serbian campaigners have written to the Bern Convention to lodge a formal complaint about this.  You can see the complaints registered under ‘162’  in the following:


Another case of hunters destroying the ecosystem and then being rewarded; this time by the EU; for the destruction they have caused.

 As Serbia IS NOT an EU member state; why is the EU giving hundreds of thousands of Euros to Serbian hunters ? – is it so that they can now breed birds to then release and shoot at will ? – we suspect – they are hunters after all; they think of only one thing – Killing !




Here is the direct link to Hungarian MEP’s if you want to write to them and ask why the EU is giving money to hunters who have killed all the birds in the first place !


Click on any name and then you will be given more details of them; including an e mail address.





Canada: Extreme Suffering Of Mink On Fur Farms Exposed.

Canada – Suffering on mink farms exposed


A new exposé reveals the abusive treatment on five mink fur farms in Canada, where an eyewitness documented filthy conditions, including piles of feces and pools of waste teeming with maggots just beneath the animals’ wire cages, which were covered with cobwebs. The intensive confinement caused some animals to exhibit symptoms of “zoochosis,” or captivity-induced insanity, including pacing, circling, and gnawing on cage bars. Live minks had to live with a dead cagemate in their midst.

Watch the video:


Help minks and other animals who suffer intensely in the fur trade by urging Dolce & Gabbana—which sells fur from minks, foxes, rabbits, beavers, and other animals—to drop it immediately. Together, we can make a difference.




Thank you for your compassion for animals.


Danielle Katz
Associate Director of Campaigns




Spain – Woman films herself killing cat in washing machine and uploads clip online


A woman who filmed herself killing a cat in her washing machine and uploaded the footage to social media in a horrific act of cruelty could face jail.

The video, taken by an unnamed Spanish woman from Jaen, in Andalusia, was shared on Instagram

Read the full story at:   –  Daily Mirror UK Press.



Former All Black stunned by animal abuse at annual event


Former All Blacks prop Steve McDowall has said he was unaware of any animal abuse before competing in the annual King’s Cup elephant polo tournament in Thailand.

PETA Asia shared video of the elephants being subjected to beatings with bullhooks on social media.

Read the full story at



SIGN: Justice for Dog Who Died after being Forced to Fly in Overhead Bin


When a family boarded a United Airlines plane Monday with their beloved French bulldog, Kokito, they had no idea the flight would end in heartbreak.

A flight attendant insisted that the dog’s carrier be moved into the overhead bin at takeoff — even though the crate was TSA-approved, and the family had followed all airline rules. When the plane landed, Kokito was dead. And now, the family is in mourning over a tragedy that never should have happened.

Petition link; please sign:



England: 13/3/18 – The Loss Of A True Genius In Every Way.

It’s a really sad day here in the UK – our modern day Genius has died.

Prof. Stephen Hawking, a man who suffered from the terrible and crippling Motor Neuron Disease for over 40 years passed yesterday at his home.


Professor Stephen William Hawking, CH, CBE, FRS, FRSA, at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge..Photograph © Jason Bye.t: 07966 173 930.e:

More than a scientific genius; this man explained the ‘out of this world theories’ of so much to the normal man with his literally works of modern science.  Regarded by many the world over; the brilliance of this man; the intelligence; whilst at the same time fighting such a cruel disease every day of his life; can only be looked on as someone who never gave up with his mission – to inform the world of what science, space and technology is about.

Originally given only 2 years to live when diagnosed with MND over 40 years ago; this was a man who had a mission in life; and he was going to surpass the so called experts with their life expectancy given to him.


I take a lot from Prof. Hawking; and with my own MS; he has shown me that you can carry on regardless of your illness to live your dreams; to do better for the future.  A true inspiration to so many – the tributes saying this on UK tv today have been overwhelming.


Fly free now Stephen – free from pain and the bastard of the illness which bugged you so much for the majority of your life.  Respect, admiration and just human drive from such a wonderful and funny person.


Out thoughts, thanks and admiration go out to his family today – 14/3.  Stephen died peacefully at home yesterday.

The politicians and so called ‘important people’ of this world could learn so much from him about being decent and honest.


Experiencing Zero ‘G’



England: After 60 Years Campaigning As ‘CAPS’; They Now Become ‘Freedom For Animals’.



Our big news!


Hi Mark,

I am really excited to tell you our big news.

We have changed our name from CAPS to Freedom for Animals!

For 60 years we have been known as the ‘Captive Animals’ Protection Society’. Over that time we have grown to work on more campaigns and influence laws to protect animals.

So we wanted a name that explains more clearly what we do as an organisation and inspires people to take action – and what could be more inspiring than ‘Freedom for Animals’ ? 

We have launched our brand new website which has been designed to make it easier for people to learn more about our campaigns and take actions to help animals. 

Here’s what you can do now!

I really hope you are as excited about this change as we are and will continue to work with us to help animals in need.

Until all are free,

Nicola O’Brien
Campaigns Director

P.S. Thank you so much for working with us to help animals. Let’s keep up the fight for their freedom as we enter this new chapter – donate today if you can!


Breaking – England to ban circus animals by 2020 ?

Read more at 

Go to ‘News and Blog’ on this link if connection gives problems – here you should see the story.





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The Cure – Wembley – London – 2016


Spain: Mass Grave Found With Dead Galgos In Spain – The Only Positive News; Some Were Microchipped Alowing Further Investigation.


Mass grave found with galgos in Spain.



A horrible sight came last Saturday to the discoverers of 30 hunting dog carcasses – partially preserved, decayed or skeletonized – who were

in a hidden ditch in Taracón (Cuenca). The dogs are all hunting dogs, mostly galgos. The Seprona has confirmed after initial investigations that due to the state of decay, some of the carcasses have been in this mass grave for a long time, others only recently. Furthermore, the officials assume that some of the animals were certainly thrown alive into the pit, so that they suffer a slow and agonizing death, from the ditch there is no escape!

Many of the Galgos are chipped, they are confident that they can detect the animal tormentors.

The Civil Guard is looking for those responsible for this mass grave with 30 corpses of dogs.

Carolina Rey, the councilor and spokeswoman for the IU (Izqerda Unidad= left United), denounced the facts: “Some of the dogs were thrown alive to the pit, which is in an almost inaccessible place from which you cannot get out, so we think they were thrown out and have died of hunger and thirst. “


The identification of the owners of the animals will be easy since the dogs had a chip.

In addition, Carolina Rey has been able to recognize some animals as their owners went to the protector to deliver the dogs since they could not take charge, although it refused its reception due to lack of space.


The animals are mostly greyhounds, which suggests that their owners could have got rid of them because they were not good at hunting.

“It is a cruelty to throw an animal in this way when we have been served for years,” complains Carolina Rey.  Yesterday we returned to the mass grave in Tarancón to take out the bodies of the galgos that, during years, have been thrown there, and to try to find evidence to persecute the perpetrators of this crime (Video).

The place, known as The Cut, has been used for more than 20 years to dump galgos no longer wanted by their owners. The volunteers recovered 25 bodies, but for safety reasons it was impossible to reach the deeper layers of the pit, where dozens of galgos were piled up.

At least two dogs that I photographed last time I was there, have disappeared. A clear indication that their owners, frightened by the repercussion of the news, have returned to remove the corpses of their dogs. This is interesting because the hunting society always claims that abandoned or killed dogs, are dogs that have been stolen, “as no galguero would treat their dog like that”.

But no thief would return for the bodies of the dead dogs, that makes no sense. All points to the galgueros.

How little is worth the life of hunting dogs in the Autonomous Region of Castilla-La Mancha, the news published on 13 February proves that the Government of Autonomy excludes hunting dogs from the Animal Welfare Act.

Every Spanish autonomy has its own animal welfare laws. Other regions might also come up with the idea of excluding hounds from animal welfare, just as bullfighting as a tradition of animal welfare is also excluded at EU level. 40 percent of dogs that are abused, abandoned or stolen in Spain are hunting dogs.

Hunting is a dirty business that, with European help, is moving millions of euros every year.


Best regards



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England: Introducing A World Of Animal Campaigners – Check Them Out !

You will see a new Tab at the top of the site – this relates to animal welfare organisations operating all over the world.

Here is the link; or use the tab at the top of the page. 


This covers many international organisations – and especially those which have a website for visitors to find out more about their campaigns.

All website links are given for each – so just click on the link and away you go !


We think several of them may be new to many of you; but hopefully this listing will show that there are animal welfare people the world over.

This listing has taken quite a lot of work to produce, and we know that it is far from complete – we have missed some groups for sure.  So, if you know any and want them added, please mail their name and web links to us via the ‘Contact’ link.

Enjoy your visits to many of the sites !



Remembering Lynsey and Jill


England: Government To Introduce Regulatory CCTV In All Slaughterhouses During 2018.

We have some great news – even though it is associated with the places of death – slaughterhouses.

The UK government has now announced that it will be going ahead with plans to make CCTV mandatory for all slaughterhouses in England.


The announcement follows a public consultation process.  There were opver 3,800 responses to the consultation from the general public; with just 5 opposing the proposals.  Thus a staggering majority of more than 99% of those consulted were IN FAVOUR of mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses.

The new law associated with this is hoped to come into force during Spring 2018.  Slaughterhouses will be given 6 months to comply with the new requirements.

Efforts are now being increased in the rest of the UK.  (For overseas visitors, the UK is literally a ‘United Kingdom’ which comprises of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.  Each member of the UK has its own independent Parliament and makes legislation for its own nation.  Ie. laws in Scotland do not automatically apply in England – independent parliaments decide what each nation will do).

In Scotland, there is a lot of work being taken to make CCTV compulsory here also – and a win soon is expected.  Wales and N. Ireland are a bit further away from intoduction; but with England now making CCTV compulsory by law, it is hoped they will soon follow.


We abhor slaughterhouses and everything involved in animal slaughter.  But we also accept that some people wish to continue eating meat, and all the time this is the case we have to accept it.  We will continue to push for a veggie / vegan diet policy which removes the need for killing of animals for food.

Whilst the new English government plans will allow slaughterhouse vets (compulsory) to have unrestricted access to all CCTV footage; Animal Aid will be pushing for an independent body that could undertake spot checks.

Yet another example of something that the EU should be introducing as standard.  They do not really seem to care.  With Brexit the UK is taking back control of its own laws.  This is yet another example of what Brexit allows for animals, and why the UK wants to be EU regulation (or no EU regulation) free.



International: 8/3/18 – Happy International Women’s Day Ladies !


International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8 every year.

It commemorates the movement for women’s rights.

While the first observance of a Women’s Day was held on February 28, 1909 in New York, March 8 was suggested by the 1910 International Woman’s Conference to become an “International Woman’s Day.” After women gained suffrage in Soviet Russia in 1917, March 8 became a national holiday there. The day was then predominantly celebrated by the socialist movement and communist countries until it was adopted in 1975 by the United Nations.






Serbia: Overdebt for Food, Medicine and Kennels! – Please Help Thank You.

Overdebt for food, medicine and kennels!

From the beginning of this year stray dogs in Bor are facing one of the hardest periods; Cruelly low temperatures of minus 20 degrees and lower, hungry, frozen, helpless and left to fend for themselves on the streets of the town where unfortunately most of the residents absolutely do not care about them … among that crowd of people who is considering  stray  dogs as the ‘ugly’ part of the city which they should get rid of, there are people like Joja.  

Many people know the story about this man of enormous heart, his daily sacrifice  and unselfish willpower to help every single injured stray at every moment. During this Siberian winter many dog houses for strays were taken, many of which have not yet been paid, large amounts of food from pet shop that was not paid, stray puppies have been  vaccinated, which was left unpaid,  a couple of stray females have been spayed, etc.. so much debts as usual, and it is necessary as soon as possible to settle them, so that we can continue our work ..

This fundraiser below caters for the shortfall for kennel, food fees and vet services, which we are not able to cover..

Every single person involved  makes a big difference.

There are no happy endings without your help! 


Please donate now to help – any amount helps no matter how small – Thank You.








England: Farmer who couldn’t slaughter his cows is turning his farm Vegan.


‘I couldn’t look them in the eye’:

Farmer who couldn’t slaughter his cows is turning his farm vegan

Read more at:

Turkey: Genius Machine Feeds Stray Dogs In Exchange For Recycled Bottles.

SAV Comment – Seems like a great idea.  Especially if an additive could be put in the food also to effectively sterilise the animal.  We understand that this type of sterilisation procedure is currently being trialled in some parts of Romania.  If Turkey and Romania can take action, then why not Serbia ? – this method below solves 2 issues; it recycles plastic waste (which we all want) and encourages the public to do it, and at the same time it helps to feed the stray animals of the city.

Will Serbia attempt something like this or is corruption in Serbian authorities still meaning that the only way they make corrupt money is to continue capturing and killing stray dogs ? – like a Medieval approach !


This Genius Machine Feeds Stray Dogs In Exchange For Recycled Bottles


One innovative company has created a vending machine that’s dispensing help for both the environment and our furry friends.

The Turkish company Pugedon recently introduced a vending machine in Istanbul that releases food and water for the city’s stray dogs in exchange for recycled plastic bottles, Big Think reported. Once someone deposits their bottle at the top, food is released at the bottom. The Pugedon Smart Recycling Boxes operate at no charge to the city, and the recycled bottles cover the cost of the food.

The simple machine will provide a steady source of sustenance to the animals, who often rely on the area’s residents to feed them. It’s also bringing some positive change to a place where the fate of stray animals has not always been a happy one.

Turkey is known for its large numbers of stray animals roaming its urban areas. The city of Istanbul alone is home to more than 150,000 stray dogs and cats, according to Deutsche Welle. While some welcome their company, others complain that the animals are sources of disease and danger.

These complaints have led the Turkish government to draft a law which would require thousands of stray dogs to be transported to a “wildlife park,” removing the animals from the urban environment which they have adapted to, Deutsche Welle reports. Dogs have also allegedly been the targets of poisoning campaigns, according to the Associated Press.

The Pugedon vending machines aim to give these stray animals a brighter future, while also encouraging its users to get in a healthy recycling habit.


Although the Serbian system promotes the Shinters (dogcatchers) to its citizens as the only way to keep them safe; when you look a little deeper you find there are lots of other solutions to orally sterilising stray animals:…7200.22029.0.22687.….0…1c.1.64.psy-ab..1.29.3919…0j46j0i131k1j0i46k1j0i22i30k1j33i22i29i30k1j33i160k1j33i21k1.0.x52ZqpPNOqo


A government Ministry and the vets and associates that advise it, should really be using public funds to research and develop strategies for the long term reduction of stray animal numbers – and by this we mean a ‘No Kill’ approach.

As the Serbian government and its authorities never seem to publish or provide details of these alternative ‘No Kill’ methods; one has to ask if the continual rounding up and killing of stray dogs (for a dividend) is the financially viable way for some, rather than resolving citizens concerns regarding the number of strays on the streets.

A decent government would look at all methods of reducing stray numbers over time; as per the oral sterilisation methods given in the above link.  As we have always said, the continual killing of strays never resolves the stray population ‘problem’; (after all these years, and if it was effective as the government tell their citizens; would this method have not shown dramatic results by now ? – we suggest they look at the above graphic – an additional 67,000 dogs from one pair in 6 years – we have been campaigning on this for 12 years; and there are more than 1 pair of dogs in Serbia !) as other strays enter a ‘cleaned’ area – filling the void left by catch and kill methods.

Simple but effective oral sterilisation should be addressed much more by the Serbian government.  If we can find the above through a simple web search, why cant they ?

Where is all the ‘continual kill’ policy money going ? – into misleading the public by telling them that this is the only way we, the government, suggest.

Not true; there are now alternatives as you can read above.

Will the Serbian authorities look at alternatives to resolving the stray numbers issue ? – NO; we are making money just fine thanks  – Status Quo !




USA: Albuquerque City Council Votes Unanimously To Condemn Coyote Killing Contests. 

EU: Live Animal Transport – Nobody Can Answer Us – We Wonder Why ?

Regarding our post of 20/2/18 regarding the new video made by the EU on live animal transport:


We immediately wrote to DG Sante at the EU Commission; Animal Transport Guidelines Project and the Eurogroup for animals;

We said in our post of 20/2 – We will publish their responses if we get one.


We asked a simple question – that being

why then if everything is so good, are we witnessing so many EU animals suffering in transport on the journey to Turkey ?

Under Regulation 1/2005, the EU regulation allegedly ‘protecting’ animals during transport; all livestock drives have to pass a competence test and be ‘certified’ to ensure the ‘welfare’ of animals they transport   in their vehicles.  Seems they have gone off track when it comes to care for EU animals being transported to Turkey, as the video shows.  So then the EU should be prosecuting those who do not comply – yes ? – not making new cartoons about drivers taking care !


So we have given our requests a few weeks; and true to form, nobody has bothered to come back to us and express their reasons and support for the new video put out by the Animal Transport Guides Project.

And so now we are waiting on our UK MEP’s to see if they can obtain any response from the authorities as to why around 70% of livestock vehicles inspected at the Bulgarian / Turkish border were seen to be non compliant with the Regulation 1/2005 which the EU thinks will ‘protect’ animals during transport.


So, why has nobody responded to us ? – maybe they are finding it really difficult to answer the question of a 70% failure rate when their EU certified drivers should know all the rules and be fully compliant with Reg 1/2005.  Remember, as part of 1/2005, all livestock drivers are supposed to be fully certified so that they know the law about transporting live animals.

This lack of responses by ALL parties just goes to show that as we have said before, the EU wants it all to look good on paper and in videos, like this new one intended for ‘competent drivers’ who should already know the law.  The sad fact for the animals involved is that all the time, the EU and its associates such as the ATGP and the Eurogroup, simply turn in the other direction when pushed hard with real questions relating to real experiences and encounters at borders.  Such is the real reality of EU live animal transport.


All the time the EU turns its head away from the reality and fails to prosecute hard for offences; the sad reality is that things will not change, no matter how the EU wishes to ‘dress it all up’ to look good with new videos and guidelines.

As always, the EU has, does, and will continue to fail live animals in transport.

And with no responses from anyone; is it any wonder that people say the animal Mafia is at work within the EU to ensure the trade continues despite the irregularities and non compliances with the regulations.


Want some proof ?



Animal Welfare: Commission designates its first European Union Reference Centre

Today, following a public selection process, a consortium formed by the Wageningen Livestock Research (the Netherlands), the Friedrich Loeffler Institute (Germany) and the Department of Animal Science at Aarhus University (Denmark) has been designated as EU Reference Centre. Laid down in the Official Controls Regulation (Regulation 625/2017) which harmonised EU rules along the agri-food chain, this first Centre will focus on pig welfare. Improving the enforcement of the legislation of pigs is one of the Commission’s priorities in the area of animal welfare. The Centre will provide technical support and coordinated assistance to the Member States to carry out official controls on animal welfare. It will also contribute to the dissemination of good practices, as well as carrying out scientific studies, training courses and disseminating research and information on technical innovations.

Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis welcomed this designation, stressing that “this is another illustration that the EU remains, at international level, at the forefront in developing high animal welfare standards. After the establishment of the EU Platform on Animal Welfare in 2017, today marks another milestone since this is the first time that an EU Centre is devoted to support Member States in the application and monitoring of animal welfare rules within the Union”.



SAV Comment – 

“another illustration that the EU remains, at international level, at the forefront in developing high animal welfare standards” – Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis.

Obviously he has not seen, or does not want to know about the suffering of live EU animals as they are transported by road to Turkey.  Their suffering is anything but ‘high animal welfare standards’.

Commissioners turning the other way as usual whenever serious welfare concerns are shown.

The following show pig ‘welfare’ within the EU as we have exposed in recent posts. 




India: The Latest Amazing Animal Rescue Videos From ‘Animal Aid Unlimited’ – India.



I always enjoy watching the excellent videos from AAU; yes they always start off badly showing animals suffering so much; but you know you are always going to get a wonderful finish (and really happy animals) thanks to the teamwork and dedication of the superb crew at AAU India.

Here are a few more videos of their amazing work.  Please give anything you can to help support their work – Thanks – Mark – SAV.


Dog starving from broken jaw makes an incredible recovery!

She would never have eaten again without surgery after a vehicle hit her and broke several of her teeth and fractured her lower jaw. Locals from the village saw her laying in the same place for more than a day and realised something was wrong. Our rescuers found her curled up in a ball, disoriented and unable to stand. She probably hadn’t eaten or had water in many days. We brought the sad little girl back to Animal Aid where we treated her for dehydration and pain. We then placed a wire in her jaw to heal the fracture. And so began the new adventure of Dory’s life to come. Watch the transformation of a dying dog into a playful angel.

With your help, they can heal. Please donate.


Sweetest street dog beats cancer

Watch Olivia’s amazing transformation! This sweetheart was suffering from a painful and life-threatening condition and needed urgent help. Her head was massively swollen and pus and blood drained from her eye almost continuously. A cytology revealed it to be malignant cancer-a transmissible venereal tumour in the mucous membranes surrounding her eye that was so extensive it had begun to damage her skull as well. Luckily this kind of tumour can be cured with chemotherapy treatment and we immediately began a six-week course. She was quite the fighter and responded amazingly to her treatment. Meet beautiful Olivia today–our street dog cancer survivor.


 Please donate to give street animals a fighting chance.



Dog hiding with terrible wound rescued

Although Jupiter, a street dog, was hiding underneath the stairs of a house of strangers, his trusting response to his rescuers made us wonder if on some level he was just waiting for help. His sorrowful eyes told us everything we needed to know about his pain. We hurried him back to the hospital and onto the treatment table where we discovered that the wound on his neck–probably a dog bite infested with maggots–was actually even bigger than we had suspected. Debriding the wound, flushing, removing maggots and wrapping it snuggly with padded bandages would be the first of many days of treatment. But Jupiter seemed to know he was on the path of healing from the first touch by the rescue team. Meet Jupiter after six weeks of wound care. He’s definitely a new boy–and an angel through and through.

 To turn the hopeless to happy, Please donate.


Donation Link – 







Serbia: UPDATE – More Info and Videos Of The Protest Against Dogcatchers.

Regarding our recent post re protests in Serbia against the dogcatcher organisation –   – we now have some video footage which Serbian campaigners wish to share.


English translation complete with photographs and videos can be seen on the following link:

We hope the link works ok.


Protest was held in Vranje, Serbia , against unlawful tender, given to notorious Avenija MB, dogcatchers , tender worth more than 37.000 euros , to „ACCOMMODATE“ dogs, read KILL THEM.

More than 1.366 dogs are supposed to be killed, in spite the fact that The Law doesn’t allow killing and torture.
Link of our article where we describe the origin of this notorious business.

There is English translation also.

Many local Serbian Animal Welfare Org supported this Protest, together with many from the region and the world. It was organised by Borba za zivot Vranje(Fight for Life Vranje) and Koalicija za zivot Belgrade. (Coalition for Life). We would like to thank all for their support. This is just the beginning. We don’t expect fast changes, because this is just the part of horrible corruption which rules. But, we won’t give up.

The message of this Protest was- Avenija MB go away from our backyard. We will do everything we can, for these concentration camp in Novo Selo, to be closed for ever.

Sanctuary !

1/3/18 Message.

Hi all;

 UPDATE 2/3/18 – UK 1900hrs.

We have just got e mail back – over 60 mails to read and respond to.

If it takes a few days to get back to you regarding something; then you know why.  A lot of catching up !

Regards SAV.


the terrible weather here in the UK (like a lot of Europe) has shut down our e mail system today – nothing has worked since about 11am.

We are informed it will be running ‘sometime tomorrow’.

So if you are e mailing through in any way and not getting any response then this is the reason.

We will try to get back to people as soon as possible when service is resumed – hopefully 2/3/18.

Sorry but this is out of our control.



Our Concerns To The EU Over Serbia Becoming An EU Member State – Only When It Enforces The Law For Stray Animals In Accordance With Existing Serbian Laws.


Regarding our recent posts on the dogcatchers of Serbia; we are now in the final stages of writing a letter which we will be sending to the EU.

The EU is very keen (as we have seen with live animal transport to Turkey) to simply dismiss the concerns and pass the enforcement back to member states.  We call this a cop out and consider the EU Commission should be stepping in to prosecute.

If the EU wants to brag about all its legislation to protect, then it needs to step up to the plate and prove it is enforcing what it says.

This will be our case to the EU.

But back to Serbian dogs.


Serbia is currently an EU ‘Candidate Country’ –

The Treaty on the European Union states that any European country may apply for membership of the EU if it respects the democratic values of the EU and is committed to promoting them.

The first step is for the country to meet the key criteria for accession. These were mainly defined at the European Council in Copenhagen in 1993 and are hence referred to as ‘Copenhagen criteria’. Countries wishing to join need to have:

  • stable institutions guaranteeing democracy, the rule of law, human rights and respect for and protection of minorities;


With these standards, set out by the EU itself, we can only assume that the EU will do as it says; both protecting the rule of law and citizens rights within Serbia.


·         Serbia – with from 1st January 2006, the Criminal Code of Serbia. Article 269,


And also Article 46 of the Serbian Veterinary Law  means that stray animals must not be killed but given protection by regional authorities.  We cover the legislation in more detail at –

And so we think the EU does have a responsibility under ‘Copenhagen’ to ensure that Serbia is enforcing the rule of law for strays before it is allowed to join the EU.

Serbia is not currently enforcing its own laws (Article 269 and Article 46 of the Serbian Veterinary law), and so we feel the EU should become involved with this.  We are currently writing a letter to the EU based on this information – and asking them to address the issue of stray dogs / Serbian law with the Serbian government.

Serbia needs to enforce its own laws way before the EU accepts it as a member state of the EU.  If necessary, we would be prepared to argue this case in a court of law.  If the EU states that candidate nations should show adherence to the Copenhagen Criteria, then the EU must ask Serbia why it is non compliant with enforcing its own national laws for the welfare of stray dogs and cats !


Serbia: Protest (on 28/2/18) By Many NGO’s Against Dogcatchers.

Hi Mark,

tomorrow , 28.2.2018.  at 14h  will be  protest against dogcatchers.

Protest will be in  Vranje, but it is in general against dogcatchers,  especially against a private firm Avenija MB.

I recommended  to them that  they show  names of  all serbian NGOs  who  supported protest  , they  promised to do it , so  authorities  would see  that we are  united in this. 


UPDATE 28/2/18

Learn more about EU – Serbia relationships here:

Note that this includes the statement:

political – it must have stable institutions guaranteeing democracy, the rule of law and human rights 

 Use the drop down at the top to convert this to English text.


Thank you for sharing.

It is worse than you can imagine. Animal welfare activists are threatened , abused, attacked, just because, this is the source of corruption. Big money is in the question.

Local councils are the part of this Mafia business. This business is called Avenija MB, registered cleaners and pest control. However , employed by numerous councils, to “accommodate” dogs, which means kill them.

For thousands of euros, they probably share .

Here is translation.

The Raise of registered shop , YES SHOP, AveniaMB from PestControl over dead dog’s bodies and political connections to EUROS covered in blood and development of their own Crematorium where the  Dogs from Serbia will burn and disappear for ever.

This AvenijaMB , registered as Shop for Pest Control, is now registered , with no Training whatsoever, not only for catching dogs , but for caring for them and has own “shelter”, read concentration camp, where they drag dogs from all over Serbia, from municipalities, they signed illegal contracts with.

They share abnormal amounts of money from the budget of the councils , which is paid by citizens.

If PestControl can be hired to “humanely accommodate dogs, catch them, look after them”, but at the same time drag them, strangle them, transport them in small transporter over more than 200 km, with no water, on the heat and freezing cold, if it is all right and accepted by Veterinary Inspections, than…. All clear about corruption and unlawfulness.

But, that’s not all.

They registered recently also for collection of animal waste, what means, collection of dead animals and waste material of animal origin.

Animal Welfare Org Pancevo shared an information  about the quantity of the animal waste they delivered to be burned to local Crematorium in Cuprija. Unbelievable quantities. How many kilograms of killed dogs are included in this amount. 10.380 kg in April 2016. Please see all links in the text above.

How  easy it is to hide dead bodies, of the dogs killed in concentration camp. Mass Murder of the dogs from whole Serbia.

It is well known that the dogs don’t go out of their “shelter “alive and entrance is forbidden.  People who look for their own stolen, dogs, are not allowed in. And they are asked to pay at least 150 euros (average income is 200 euros per month).

Naturally, this is always flatly denied, but there are witnesses. Links above.

Continue reading this in the above link.


SAV Comment – You can see the EU – Serbia link immediately below ‘Update’.

We will now be taking this issue of alleged corruption to the EU Commission for Enlargement (new nations joining); as well as to MEP’s and other Commissions.

Especially relevant now as Serbia is an EU ‘Candidate Country’.  Everything should be done re EU membership according to the ‘Rule of Law’ – an EU requirement.   The EU makes major claims that it is wiping out corruption – so we shall see. 

There is obvious corruption here on a national scale; so the EU needs to know about it.



Serbia: 27/2/18 – The Campaign Against The Dogcatchers.


Marina Mo

February 27 at 11:28am

Using photos with no explanations like this one, makes me sick.

If you want to know more, Mark, and I do appreciate your willingness to help, pls read this.

There are so many articles in the same category.


27/2/18 – Actions.

It’s a bit ‘parky’ here in the UK at the moment.  Most of Europe is being hit at the moment by really cold conditions coming in from Siberia; which is being called ‘the beast from the East’.

Here are a few pictures of our bonsai trees this morning; complete with snow.

We are not griping about it as we know many visitors to this site would dream of some good rain or snow conditions where they live; we appreciate that and feel very lucky that we have lots of rain and snow – which makes the UK the wonderful green environment which it is.


Please give a thought for all the strays in Serbia and Europe at this time. 

Help them by visiting the following:


In parts of Serbia it will be down to -14 degrees at night.

Stray dogs will be really suffering in this cold.

It costs 35 Euros to build and fully fit out a stray dog house with straw.

Please help support this if you can.


See more at –




You can visit SAV Facebook page and see so many excellent groups and people asking for help to care for their animals at:


Here are a few other issues that possibly you could give your attention to today.


Hi Mark, this is the photo of the dogs who were illegally collected from the street in Vranje, Serbia and dumped on area where they leave garbage.

They were rescued by animal welfare org Borba za život – Vranje, which is just now fighting against Avenija MB, notorious dogs killers, March is tomorrow, with us Koalicija za Zivot Srbija No kill coalition.

The world should know about this, but, real facts, not these.

This is the article, original, not translated, but Serbian Animals Voice has nothing with it.



80 Dogs and Cats Found Sick, Stacked in Crates and Living in Urine Must Not be Returned to Owner


Petition link –


US Olympian Gus Kenworthy rescues 90 dogs from Korean dog meat farm

China going vegan?

Massive decline in meat consumption, vegetarian restaurants double in 5 years in Shanghai

More and more people in China are switching to vegetarian food. In China, a country which is the world’s largest market for beef, pork, and poultry, eateries are going all vegan to encash this popular sentiment.

Han Lili, a Shanghai-based artist told PTI that the number of vegan restaurants has multiplied from 49 in 2012 to more than 100 last year in China’s largest city.

Read more –


Almost 12 months ago you persuaded the European Parliament to vote against the worst cruelties in rabbit farming. Compassion supporters like you campaigned relentlessly to achieve this historic breakthrough. But, a year later, millions of rabbits are in the same cramped cages and filthy conditions.


Action –


Video from CIWF –



Sign: Justice for Abandoned Puppy Wrapped in Plastic on Freezing Sidewalk


Take action –



Dog Reportedly Burned By Propane Torch, Beaten With Board Deserves Justice


Action –



SAV Facebook – Plenty Of Serbian Animals Requiring Help.

Serbia: More Homes For Stray Dogs Needed In -14 Temperatures. Can You Help ?


In parts of Serbia it will be down to -14 degrees at night.

Stray dogs will be really suffering in this cold.

It costs 35 Euros to build and fully fit out a stray dog house with straw.

Please help support this if you can.

See more at –

One more house placed today
Please help us to provide more houses, it’s going to be colder and cold in the next couple of weeks
Many stray dogs have not anywhere to hide.

Placing more houses for strays in Bor Serbia today
Since the temperatures are going to be even lower for the next of couple of weeks,we have to provide more dog houses urgently!
The money raised for vet debt is being used for dog houses, so please I’m begging everyone who might help to provide more houses, don’t hesitate 🙏
It seems as the ice age has back, which means a nightmare for poor doggies outside, so many have no any shelter to hide 😢 😢 😢
Cost of house is around 35 euros per one including straw and transport to place it.





Molim sve gradjane da makar u toku noci otvore vrata svojih zgrada, kuca, lokala i puste pse da se ugreju! Pa zar je toliko tesko biti human da se uopste mora apelovati na ovako nesto u ovim surovo ledenim danima? Pas nikome ne smeta time sto ce provesti par sati na zatvorenom i mozda time sebi spasiti zivot,a vas nikako time ne ugrozava. Pokazite ljudi humanost sada kad je njima najpotrebnija!

I beg all of you to open the doors of their buildings at night, houses, bars, and let the dogs go! Well, is it so hard to be human that you have to get into something like this in these rough ice days? The dog doesn’t mind that he’s gonna spend a few hours indoors and maybe save his own life, and you don’t get it. Show people humanity now that they need it!




England: Jeskyns – Hedgehog Houses, Bee Hotels and Fairy Gardens !


As you can read in ‘About Us’ –  we do volunteering for the Forestry Commission England.  All our work is for a huge woodland park named ‘Jeskyns’ which is about 1 mile from home.

Here is the Jeskyns park community link if you wish to see more –   – as you can see, the site is very wildlife and dog friendly.

At Jeskyns there is a ‘Fairy’ woodland area which is aimed at very young children.  The ‘fairy’ theme is used to try and encourage them into thinking that fairies live in the park and they should try to follow what the fairies do by looking after trees; wildlife and good things in general.


Lots of fairy homes have been made and are located in the fairy garden area for the children to find.  ‘Mushroom Manor’ is a favourite. 


As you can see, many of the children leave little presents – sweets, toys, and even a few coins; plus many notes and letters for the fairies.

Over the past few weeks we have been constructing some Hedgehog Houses with the hope that we can encourage more hedgehogs into the area and hopefully get them to breed in the Spring.  The houses are strong and secure and allow the hedgehogs to take in leaves and bracken etc so that they can ‘fit out’ their secure homes to their liking.

One hedgehog house has been located in the Fairy Garden area with the hope that it will encourage the children visitors to follow the fairies advice and find out more about helping the hedgehogs.  As you can see from the photo; a few labels have been added – ‘Hedgehogs need homes too’ – with the hope that the children will learn more about helping our native hedgehogs.

You can see lots of other activities at Jeskyns by visiting the ‘photo’ section via the following link –

As we say, the park does a lot to encourage dog visits; supported by links to dog welfare organisations.  In addition, as you would expect from the Forestry Commission of England; woodland habitat protection and preserving the wildlife which lives in it is paramount.  This also includes keeping the many lakes on the site clean and free from invading weed growth.  You can see some weed clearing photos on the above link.

There is regular pruning of the fruit trees to make sure we get as many apples as possible for sale and give away at the Jeskyns café.  The Jeskyns orchards have an amazing 756 different varieties of apple trees ! –  and with our bee hotels (also on site) we encourage new pollinator bees to breed on site and then go forth and pollinate all the fruit trees.



We try to work with nature to help nature – and the positive results are beneficial to both humans and wildlife.



Here are a few links to past post relating to Jeskyns:


Lots of great videos in the following link:



England: Protect The Goodwin Sands From Dredging. Petition Link.


Serbian Animals Voice is based in ‘Kent’ county on the South East corner of England.

To the North it has the river Thames which goes all the way up into London.


Here are a few views of some of Kent:….0…1ac.1.64.img..0.19.723….0.GKh7j05pLnE


Kent is the nearest county to Europe.  During the second world war it was one of the major areas that was attacked by German bombers – and those heading to bomb London.  Kent was the main county over which the Battle of Britain was fought.  Because of this, and the fact that Kent has the ‘English Channel’ (one of the busiest sea lanes in the World) to the East and South, many aircrew were lost during the war on an area known as the ‘Goodwin Sands’ which lies a few miles off the coast.  It has also been the location of many shipwrecks over the centuries which has resulted in the loss of hundreds of lives.


Thus, we are supporting a campaign to stop the Goodwin Sands from being dredged for its aggregate.

The Goodwin Sands are a string of sandbanks some 25 square nautical miles in size lying 3 miles off the Kent coast in the English Channel. They are a unique marine environment with an underwater cultural heritage to match.

But this precious habitat is under threat and time is not on our side!

Dover Harbour Board want to extract 2.75 million cubic meters of marine aggregate from the Goodwins (as they are known locally) because it is their cheapest option. The purchase price from the Crown Estate who own the seabed is less than from commercial sites, but they are further away. DHB cite the carbon footprint as a reason to take the aggregate from the Goodwins but in reality this is a smoke screen which can be mitigated in other ways.

DHB applied for their licence from the Marine Management Organisation in 2016. However, concerns about their proposal have been so great that we are now preparing for an unprecedented third six-week public consultation period, which will start sometime in late summer. A decision whether or not to grant the licence will be made any time after this, depending on the reactions received.

Save our Military Remains and Shipwrecks

A Spitfire flies off the Kent Coast

According to the Kent Battle of Britain Museum, there are at least 60 military air crash sites and the final resting places of 80 aircrew from 1940 alone lying buried in the Goodwin Sands area. There are 11 more Dornier 17 German bombers also lying buried somewhere on the Goodwins, identical to the one which was found by a local diver in 2008 and recovered with international press coverage in 2013.


The Goodwin Sands are known hold about 2,000 shipwrecks, many which were lost with all hands. These wrecks have the reputation for being extremely well preserved. The wreck of the Admiral Gardner lies close to the proposed dredging zone. She was an East Indiaman, built in 1797, which was stranded on the sands during a gale in 1809. Although there is a 300m exclusion zone around her, the impact and vibration caused by nearby dredging could still disturb or damage her.

Four other ships – also Protected Wrecks Sites – Northumberland, Restoration, Mary and Stirling Castle were all wrecked on the night of the Great Storm, 19th November 1703, with the loss of 1201 lives. They lie on the seabed adjacent to the proposed dredging zone.


Save our Sealife

The Goodwins are home to a colony of 500 grey and harbour seals. They are also the spawning and nursery grounds of a variety of local fish and shellfish, with many shipwrecks providing a semi natural habitat. The Thornback Ray which is listed as ‘near threatened’ under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 has frequently been sighted there.

The colony of seals use areas adjacent to the proposed dredging zone as their ‘haul out’ sites i.e. where they rest on land at low tide. The noise and vibration from the huge dredgers will disturb them in their natural habitat; there is also the possibility of them being injured by collision with the dredgers and propellors as they are naturally inquisitive creatures.

The sands provide shelter to ships in bad weather (in an anchorage known as The Downs) and to the Kent coastline by absorbing the waves’ energy as they pound in from the North Sea. At low tide a large proportion of the sands are exposed and waves can be seen crashing onto them from the shore.

For the airmen and mariners who are at rest on the Goodwin sands, please help save the Goodwin Sands and their neighbouring environment from the destruction of dredging by signing and sharing this petition today.


Petition link –



Germany: Animal suffering is weighty state of emergency, says a judge in Germany. Three animal activists from ARIWA are free!

In the USA there would be attempts under ‘Ag Gag’ to punish those who obtain such evidence really hard.  Fortunately the German judicial system knows that the video footage obtained is for the good of the public, and should not be allowed to continue behind closed doors, as the industry wish.

22.02.2018 Naumburg, Germany: In the fully occupied courtroom of the Higher Regional Court Naumburg and in front of the doors, the verdict was greeted by animal welfare supporters with applause storms.

Earlier, the presiding judge of the 2nd Criminal Senate Gerd Henss had pointed out clearly that only the illegal filming had made public what conditions prevailed in the pig farm of the “van Gennip Tierzuchtanlagen” in the north of Saxony-Anhalt.

And: The animal rights activists had exposed a scandal and received as a receipt criminal proceedings. The animal welfare is in the present case to be valued higher than that of the house, which is why the lower court, the three animal rights activists of Animal Rights Watch acquitted legally, said court spokesman Henning Haberland.


“The Senate has considered the accused acts justified and stated in very clear terms that animal welfare is a legal matter superior to the injured home.”

Only because of trespassing revealed the grievances

The three animal rights activists – two men and one woman – had made it clear again in short statements that they only wanted to draw attention to the animal rights violations. Relieved, the Hamburg Jürgen Foss showed that he says he has been involved in animal welfare for 25 years.

“We were – I think I can speak for the three of us – very surprised, with which clarity the judge finally expressed our approach, which confirms that we are all on the right path, that is, bit by bit something moves, in the sense of the animals. ”

In 2013, Jürgen Foß and two other animal rights activists illegally invaded a pig farm with around 60,000 animals in Sandbeiendorf in northern Saxony-Anhalt and filmed grievances. In the pictures of the video you can see porked and fixed pigs. Apathetic, they lie in much too small metal bays in which the animals hardly move, not even their limbs can reach out. There’s no straw, instead the pigs live on bare concrete floors in filthy stables from GDR times.

Many of the over-bred piglets can not even stand, the legs slip over and over again.

We should all be happy, Judge Gerd Henss said literally, that the defendants had uncovered the grievances. Without the filming, Henss continued, it would never come to an investigation. It was the only way to force the authorities to act. Henss even speaks in this case of the fact that the veterinary authorities had covered up the grievances for a long time. However, it warns that the acquittal is not a license for – Quote – “self-proclaimed animal rights activists who break into stables illegally”.

“It requires certain knowledge that there are grievances there” ,so Hennig Haberland, the spokesman of the Naumburg Higher Regional Court.

So, only if animal rights activists had advance precise indications that would be violated against the animal welfare, only then one may penetrate into stables illegally and document the situation cinematically.

The acquittal of the animal rights activists is the first judgment, which was ever so pleased by a higher regional court in Germany, continued Haberland. Attorney-at-law Maria Ascheberg, on the other hand, accepted the verdict with a petrified expression, she had demanded a new trial.

The farmers are worried and dissatisfied with the verdict: “Now everyone could come in, break in and say they just want to work for animal welfare”, says a pet owner.
”The animal activists wanted to unsettle our industry. The verdict is a farce” says the spokesman for the farmers’ Saxony-Anhalt Farmers Association Christian Apprecht.

“So the rule of law turns out to be an indictment that it trusts its authorities so little and leaves so little responsibility, that he has to rely on third parties, that he does his job, that can not be.

Responsible for the pig farm in Sandbeiendorf in the Altmark, is the native of Utrecht family van Gennip, it is one of the largest pig farmers in Germany. She had sued the three animal rights activists for trespassing.

The prosecution had demanded fines between 300 and 800 euros.

But after the film shootings of the animal rights activists, the authorities were forced to act.

According to the Magdeburg Ministry of Agriculture, there have been several inspections since 2013 and conditions have been imposed.

For Saxony-Anhalt’s Agriculture Minister Claudia Dalbert of the Greens, the judgment of the Naumburg Higher Regional Court is groundbreaking.

The federal government is now called upon to ensure that!


Best regards to all




See the disturbing video footage here – but a ‘must see’ to witness the abuses that were filmed.





Amazing People Who Have Risked Their Own Lives To Save Animals. 

A firefighter saves a hamster from a house fire



England: Time Out – Pictures Of You.

One of the best English bands !



Live Austin, Texas –  2013  



Wembley, London England 2016 – Amazing Light Show !



Poland: ‘Hero cow’ escapes abattoir in Poland by swimming to island.

‘Hero cow’ escapes abattoir in Poland by swimming to island

A local politician is fighting to give the brave bovine a lengthy retirement after her show of determination.

05:10, UK, Sunday 18 February 2018

Pic: Kawel Kukiz

By Alix Culbertson, News Reporter

A plucky cow that was being taken to an abattoir in Poland managed to escape after swimming to safety on an island.

Keen to keep her life the bovine made a run for it as slaughterhouse workers tried to load her on to a lorry at the farm she was raised on.

Having ignored advice she would need to be tranquilised the workers were then sent running after the escaped animal, Polish news show Wiadomosci reported.

A farmworker suffered broken and bruised ribs after the cow rammed a metal fence during her escape.

She then ran into the nearby Lake Nysa in south Poland close to the border with the Czech Republic and appeared to dive underwater, before swimming over to an island, which has become her new home.

The farmer, known only as Mr Lukasz, tried for a week to get the cow back but has given up and is now caring for her on the island, where he makes sure she has enough food.

He eventually called the fire brigade to help him shift the stubborn cow but when firefighters approached her by boat she swam about 50 metres to a peninsula.

Pawel Gotowski, deputy commander of the Nysa fire brigade, said they could not get closer than 70 metres to the cow because she was so scared.

The farmer said he does not want to put the cow down as he can still make money by selling her.

Her story has captured the nation, with local politician and former singer Pawel Kukiz offering to save the “hero cow” from her death.

He said: “If all citizens could show such determination as this cow then Poland would be a much more prosperous country.

“I am not a vegetarian, but fortitude and the will to fight for this cow’s life is invaluable.

“Therefore, I have decided to do everything to get the cow delivered to a safe place and, as a reward for her attitude, guarantee her a long-term retirement and natural death.”



England: Wishing The Brilliant Mr Fry All The Very Best. Get Well Quickly !



Wishing the brilliant Stephen all the very best with his treatment.

An absolute icon of UK television.

Without doubt, probably the most intelligent and funny blokes on UK television.

Get well real quick Stephen – we want you back on our screens !










UK: Very Close To A National (UK) Foie Gras Ban – Please Sign And Support Minister Gove On This. 



 The UK does NOT produce Foie Gras thankfully.  It imports it from mainland Europe.

So, now the UK is getting out of the EU (big sense !) we have the chance to take back control and be a voice in the UK for animal welfare.

We have every chance once again of the UK becoming much better than the EU when it comes to animal welfare.  UK citizens will ensure that.

Minister Michael Gove is very close to enforcing a complete ban on all Foie Gras coming into the UK.

Please watch the video below and see what is involved in Foie Gras production – force feeding which causes the birds liver to swell up to 10 times its normal size.  This liver is then sold on after slaughter to so called Gastronauts who take pride in eating this product which causes so much suffering for animals.

Now Disgusted ? – Please sign the petition after watching the video – and push to make the UK Foie Gras Free !

Petition Link – Please Sign and give support to Minister Gove. 


Above – (Good Man for animal welfare) Minister Gove;

the man trying for the UK Foie Gras Ban.

Please support him – sign the petition.



Live Transport New Video – One SAV Commentator Expresses The Views Of So Many EU Citizens.

Our recent post (and views) on the new video.


The Directorate-General (DG SANTE) has been set up to improve the health and safety of European citizens and to boost consumer confidence.

But only now does DG SANTE remember that there has been a regulation since 1/2005 that clearly states how animal transport should be done?

No! Of course not! – For the EU Commission is much too smart!
Now the anger of the population has become strong fury against the irresponsibility, the inaction, the ignorance of the animal transport authorities.

And soon the EU elections will come.

That is why the Directorate-General has downgraded animal transport to a school subject.

For those who did not know that there has been an EU animal transport regulation since 2005, now they have a chance to know!!

These General Conditions for the Transport of Animals have been in place since Regulation 1/2005 was introduced some 14 years ago:


-The animals must be transportable!

-qualified staff

-Transport as short as possible, without delay

-sufficient floor space and standing height

-Suitability of means of transport

-suitable loading and unloading equipment

 -the needs of the animals must be taken into account

– adequate care of the animals

Non-transportable animals are:

Injured animals and animals with physiological weaknesses or pathological conditions these are particular
-Animals that cannot move painlessly or without assistance or have large open wounds / severe organ prolapse
-Perient animals in advanced gestational age (90% or more)
-Mothers whose birth was less than 7 days ago
– Newborn mammals whose umbilical wound has not yet completely healed.
-All this is well known, at least for those who have made videos that prove anything but compliance with the rules.

And now we come to the central question: why this farce?
Why the degradation of the problem to a shameful principle: “we have done everything to inform the public.”?

DG SANTE has 42 departments, with DG G alone, 8 departments.

All these are paid to tell us that “the egg has a yellow centre”?
What does the Directorate-General think we are, stupid?

For years manure has been documented in animal transports of organizations and activists: surplus driving hours, injured animals while driving, no water, no food, no doctor, no compliance with EU Regulation 1/2005.

So what’s the popeye version of the thing?
But the smart management has thought of all these questions
Theoretically, this farce video is meant for truck drivers.

-Drive smoothly. Oh! I didn`t know it !!

– Start the ventilation system when shutdown. Oh! I didn`t know it !!

-refresh cattle by watering them. Oh! I didn`t know it!

And if all that does not happen, as reality shows, then truck drivers, inspectors, customs officers, personnel are guilty, all who do not yet know the Popeye video.

Not those who do not punish anyone, those who ignore the true ones and the terrible videos, those who hide the sum of money to say

we cannot do anything, we cannot keep the laws, we can only make comic videos“!!

Gentlemen, a shame is the EU Commission, including DG SANTE, all that is a shame!!

Just a few minutes ago, I have the answer to this ridiculous comic video from Animals Angels Blog. Once again.
I do not translate that on purpose.
EU is Germany, there are certainly high-paying translators who need to do it.

And not only to despise EU citizens and to consider them stupid!! 



Any wonder why ? – the UK sees through the farce of EU cow poo; and gave their opinion in a democratic vote.










Decision Day For Bees. Lets Hope The EU Is Better For Them Than They Are For Animals In Transport.

In our opinion, this result will show just how much the EU establishment actually listens to concerns and evidence of citizens, OR how much the big money corps pay to get their way.

On 28 February, the European Parliament is expected to vote on a decisive resolution calling on the European Commission to protect the bees that are so vital to Europe’s food security and ecological balance.


The outcome of this vote could determine the fate of bees in Europe.


The European Commission is considering a groundbreaking Europe-wide ban on bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides — but if the European Parliament takes a stand against it, then chances of the ban going forward are slim.


We have just 7 days left to convince European Parliamentarians to pass this crucial resolution and to increase the pressure, we’re launching a hard-hitting ad campaign in influential Brussels media outlets.


Together, SumOfUs members have been at the forefront of the global battle to protect bees. We helped push the French government to put in place the strongest ban on bee-killing pesticides to date, and we’ve continued to work together to defend it from major corporations like Dow Chemical. Our collective action has convinced major retailers to stop selling of neonics in places like the United States and Australia.


Now, we’re closer than ever to protecting bees in all EU countries — where around 84% of plant species and 76% of food production depends on pollination. With bee colonies in decline by more than 50% in some European member states, we have no time to lose.


The decision to ban dangerous pesticides in Europe is within our grasp. And, this resolution from European Parliamentarians could tip the scales.


“Save the bees” ad campaign to convince MEPs to vote in favour of the resolution to protect bees?


Please click here to donate to this campaign which is now in its vital remaining days:

More information

Urgent action needed to protect EU bee population, urge MEPs
European Parliament. 23 January 2018.




UK; New Video On EU Animal Transport Paints A Great Picture, But The Reality Is … – Now We Wait For Responses To Our Questions.

It’s not even a joke, it’s not even an insult,

it is worse than this.

The worst thing about all is that this is that it is all associated with DG Sante – part of the EU Commission relating to animal welfare. 

So we can only assume this cartoon is funded by the EU ! – the EU wasting EU taxpayers money about enforcing animal transport regulations, when they (EU) create Regulation  1/2005 to ‘protect’ animals in transport, and then they do NOT prosecute hauliers and member states who break this same regulation

DG Sante, or the EU Commission, have now made this cartoon as a smokescreen to cover their inactions and inability to take prosecutions to EU member states who are not enforcing Regulation 1/2005.  A smokescreen which they hope will make the public think that they are taking action.  They have the inability to take action; otherwise they would prosecute under Reg 1/2005 non compliance.


They say about themselves:

Animal Transport Guidelines Project


The European Commission, DG Sante project aims to improve animal welfare around transport. The project will develop and disseminate Guides to Good and Better Practice for animals transported within Europe and to third countries for slaughter, fattening and breeding.


We and many others say –  They could improve welfare during transport by taking prosecuting action against member states who do NOT enforce the 2005 Regulation (1/2005) on the welfare of animals during transport; but as we have seen so many times over so many years, they do not have the guts !

Instead they waste money producing new cartoons which they think will work.

No doubt we will be exposing more breaches of the regulations over the coming months – proving that cartoons just don’t really work !

 Today (21/2) we have also written to the EU Eurogroup for Animals – a partner in this organisation; to ask why they are not prosecuting under Reg 1/2005 rather than producing new cartoons.

We will publish their response if we get one.

We rock the boat; and as a result; the EU ignores us and just wants a boat full of shiny, happy people who do not ‘rock’; but simply play along to their ‘take no action’ policy.  We are really keen to see just how many prosecutions have resulted by the EU Commission with regard the 70% breaches found by welfare groups at the Bulgarian / Turkish border.   We will put money on the table now and say ‘none’.   This is the EU strategy on animal transport – keep your mouth shut and just be the shiny happy people that we want you to be.


EU Policy



Hi all;

We did find time today to write to the Animal Transport Guides Project.  They made contract and said that they have now gotten their new video on animal transport ready.

In their words, the “video is a practical EU video for cattle, based on the guide to Good Practise for the transport of cattle and four dedicated Fact Sheets, which is now available. This video provides practical advise to professionals to ensure that the cattle they  transport, remain in good welfare”.


You can watch the video via the following link:


We are informed thatthis video has been produced in the framework of a dedicated European project funded by the DG SANTE of the European Commission. Coordinated by a large consortium of research institutes from 10 countries and stakeholders organisations, it includes input from EU agri-food, veterinary, road transport and animal welfare stakeholder groups”.   


So it all looks and sounds very good – the video ensures that all is good.


We asked a simple question – that being – why then if everything is so good, are we witnessing so many EU animals suffering in transport on the journey to Turkey ?

Under Regulation 1/2005, the EU regulation allegedly ‘protecting’ animals during transport; all livestock drives have to pass a competence test and be ‘certified’ to ensure the ‘welfare’ of animals they transport   in their vehicles.  Seems they have gone off track when it comes to care for EU animals being transported to Turkey, as the video shows.  So then the EU should be prosecuting those who do not comply – yes ? – not making new cartoons about drivers taking care !


Here is a video and a UK Press article which says otherwise:


So far we have not had a response to our request asking why so many animals are suffering in transport en route to Turkey.

We are also following this issue up independently, and have been in contact over the last few weeks with UK MEP’s who are closely linked to the EU Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.

We basically asked them to try and obtain answers to issues for us, including:

Given the 70% failures detailed in the above welfare groups inspections on the Turkish side of the border; and also as my formal representative within the EU; can you (MEP’s) please inform us of the following:


  • For the year 2017; how many livestock transporters were actually inspected at the (EU) Bulgarian border prior to going into Turkey ?

  • How many livestock transporters were found to be non compliant with EU Reg 1/2005 (animal protection during transport) at this stage of the journey ?

  • What happened to those who were non compliant ? – were they allowed to continue or was their journey stopped ?

  • If there were any non compliances with Reg 1/2005; which I fully expect;  what actions did / are the EU Commission taking on Bulgaria or other EU member states if exporters / hauliers are found to be non compliant with Regulation 1/2005 ?

As this directly involves liaison with the Bulgarian authorities, we have been told by the MEP’s that the responses to our points will not be quick in getting back to us.  We appreciate that and will use any data provided to further question the EU authorities in Brussels who seem to think that by putting out a new video, all should be ok.

As you can see from the above earlier video link; the situation for EU animals being transported to Turkey is dire to say the least.  A simple cartoon video by the ‘Animal Transport Guides’ (as per the new video link given earlier) does not really do anything to settle our serious concerns with EU animals being transported live via Bulgaria to Turkey.


Once we have a reply from the ‘Animal Transport Guides’ , MEP’s, and the Eurogroup for Animals answering our concerns; combined with hopefully a response to our questions asked to the EU Commission via our UK MEP’s, we will then review that data provided and consider what further action is required and how we continue with this campaign to get justice for animals.

At the moment we are now waiting for many people to get back to us.  When and if they do, we will consider our next move.



It’s not even a joke, it’s not even an insult…….

Update 20/2/18 – Here is a response we have had tonight from one contributor to the site:

Hello Mark,

I got the video.

It’s not even a joke, it’s not even an insult:

it’s a lesson for children, a list of regulations that are in the order of 2005 for Animal Transport Regulation.

Do they want to tell us that we do not know the paragraphs?

How it should be, is in regulation 1/2005, and that’s what they do in this video.
You could show the video in a school and say “Children: that’s how it has to be”. That`s all, no more!

But they have the impudence to show this video as if reality were like that, and expect that we believe that everything is actually going as it says in this.

A purposeful insolence

I would answer them:

Gentlemen, we don`t need comics, we need real videos. We have them. You don`t, you just show the scheme, we know that too!

And if they think us stupid, if they want to cash in on their own inability and responsibility to the animals with stupid animal transport instructions, then we have an additional problem here: that they want to sell us stupid.

But I think the answer to this video is very simple:

please do not fool us. We know how the regulation is.

The video does not prove compliance with this rule.
It’s not like that and we proved it.

Your video did not prove it!






02/18 – Anti Fur Society Latest Newsletter. 




Will You ?

Beautiful Sax (yes Sax you naughty people !)

– This song means a lot to me personally from days now long gone by.

She was a very special person.


The fight for the rights of animals is the fight for life.

The fight for the rights of animals is the fight for life.


Dear Mark,


This text is dedicated to all who fight every day for the rights of animals, for a better world for animals.

My personal thoughts and feelings may also touch other activists.

I hope so.

At the end of each month I make a statement: I look back and see a bunch of animals that I could not save.
The suffering of the animals destroys me, I admit it.
The exploitation, the injustice, the indifference of others, the stupidity.
Every day a fight that drag me to the limit of despair, hopelessness.
The only thing I master perfectly is the mourning.
This fight has left its tracks.
I got hard.

The crimes have made me hard.
I do not compromise, I do not forgive killers.
I have learned to count on my powers, not to trust anyone.
Only the practice teaches me hope.
Without hope there is no fight.
Without fight there is no hope.

“Who fights can lose. Who does not fight has already lost”!
I learned to lose but not to give up.
I’ve learned to set limits, priorities, where is a path, where does it end, where are my own limits.
I have learned that my fight is what sets me apart from the others.
I see this difference in the eyes of those who stare at me with gratitude, in their faces, I hear that in their cries.
I see that in the faces of those I managed to save.
In the moments of despair, I remember all the lives I have saved, the joy in their faces, how many animals I have given the right to live.

These are moments full of love, liberation, moments of justice.
The joy in the eyes of the animals that I have saved, that makes the difference.
That gives an answer to all questions.
For my own existence, which confirms it and gives it meaning.
I know why I live and that without me less hope, less joy would be for our fellow animals.

Bertold Brecht said: “He who has rights is respected. Who has no rights is despised “.
We do not despise anyone, we fight for everyone’s rights.Our fight has the aim of recognizing animal rights.
And this fight deserves every sacrifice, every pain, every effort.
It is the fight for life.
Because we love life.

My best regards to all








Serbia: Please Give To Keep Viktor and Viktoria off the Streets of Serbia.

Latest – Thanks to Thordur  for making a big difference !

We are trying to support a lot of the appeals in a small way with a small but hopefully meaningful donation – but we also rely on other people to give something to make the numbers required up !

‘Youcaring’ is a secure site in Canada – So please give.

To give a donation please go to


Keep Viktor and Viktoria off the Streets of Serbia  

We were rescued as tiny puppies from the streets of Serbia.

Since then, 4 years have passed.  In the meantime, many have come and gone, all of our friends around us are getting their Forever Families, and we are still waiting. Why? We don’t know. We are siblings and are waiting to be adopted together, but many only want one of us.

We tried that, but separation from each other was unbearable. We are hopeful, that there is that one person in this whole wide world that would take us together to be part of a big family. Until then, we are in desperate need of your support.   

Help us stay fed, warm, and healthy. Every penny you donate helps, and we are happy to receive it. We will be forever grateful.

You can follow us on and stay up to date on what is happening around us. Maybe you will fall in love with us and make us part of your family. 

Greetings, Viktor and Viktoria     


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Become A ‘Daily Clicker’ – And Help Animals, Children, The Oceans, Violence Against Women Etc.

We have covered this many times before; but we are going there again as we feel you, individuals, with just a few simple clicks each day that take literally seconds, can make such a worthwhile contribution to many animal and other causes.

We click each day to cover ten different issues ranging from saving the Amazon forest, through helping wolves; and also stopping violence towards women.  Over time; simple clicks each day make such a difference. 

Here are the differences we have made on just a few issues by daily clicking:


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They each (and there are many others) take a few seconds to complete; but they do make a difference over time.  So please start becoming a daily clicker now if you are not doing this already.


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Happy Meal ? – A Report From Venus On The Dark Side Of MaccyMeat In Germany.

Dear Mark,
I recently got an undercover video from the well-known organization Soko, which do undercover investigators in Germany.
It’s about the OSI- slaughterhouse in Tauberbischofsheim that the McDonalds delivers with meat.

Especially those who still eat meat from this shop should watch the video.

But I think even of all meat eaters would turn their stomachs when they see the pictures!.
I have translated much of the documentation from German to English.

Maybe it makes sense to spread the video in the US

In the links that follows, you can see the undercover recording, as well as the interview with Friedrich Mülln, the head of the organisation, on television.

 SAV Comment – Unlike attempts in the USA, Europe does not have an ‘ag gag’ system where guys who obtain this kind of undercover footage get imprisoned rather than the animal abusers whop do the deeds in the first place !

A must see for all Happy Mc Americans

And here is the Translation

If we are already slaughtering animals for our food, then at least so that they do not suffer. Every meat eater would sign this sentence. And the laws also dictate how the animals should be treated in the slaughterhouse in order to spare them unnecessary suffering.

If cattle are hung on the hooks for insufficient numbness, this is not intended.

Also not that the animals are maltreated with electric drivers on sensitive parts of the body or exposed to special violence.

But such events have documented activists of Soko animal protection in an OSI slaughterhouse in Tauberbischofsheim.

OSI is an international meat supplier, from which McDonald’s exclusively sources the burger patties for German branches.

In order to get to the pictures, cameras were hidden and if possible Minijobber undercover in slaughterhouses introduced.

The photos of the animal rights activists show how employees of the slaughterhouse repeatedly violate the animal welfare slaughter ordinance and torture the cattle before the slaughter.

“Worse pictures can not be imagined. In my view, slaughtering should be stopped there immediately and staff should be exchanged, “states Dr. Kai Braunmiller, Chairman of the Federal Association of Meat Hygiene, Animal Welfare and Consumer Protection, the recordings.

Animal rights activist Friedrich Mülln denounces the conditions in German slaughterhouses as a whole:

“This is the fourth detection of Soko animal welfare within a year.” The conditions are catastrophic. “Slaughterhouses in Germany are a lawless area and a total failure of the entire system,” said the organisation founder from Soko Animal Protection. It is true that again and again violations of the Animal Welfare Battle Ordinance become known, most recently the animal rights activists uncovered abuses in a slaughterhouse in Düren, from which McDonald’s also took meat.

The operator of OSI, Erik Schöttl, did not want to say anything concrete about the recordings.

According to the veterinary office, the immediate closure of the abattoir Tauberbischofsheim has been ordered. Apart from animals already delivered at the slaughterhouse, no animals may be accepted and slaughtered there anymore, wrote the district office Main-Tauber-Kreis. This rule applies until the operator submits an appropriate catalog of measures and the implementation is checked by the veterinary office.

McDonald’s then announced to clarify the grievances actively and adjust the meat reference through the relevant slaughterhouse. “From our point of view, the slaughterhouse shots we have received contain serious miscarriages in the slaughterhouse, which is unacceptable to us, and we have had the meat from that slaughterhouse temporarily closed until further notice,” the company explained Company written.


To what extent this will bring about an improvement in the future, is questionable – the recordings with the serious violations of the animal welfare battle ordinance were also created under the supervision of officially appointed veterinarians. This is also shown by the pictures of the animal rights activists.

Anyway and until further notice the State Administration of Baden-Wuerttemberg and after the inspection of the Veterinary Office has closed the slaughterhouse.

The head of the organization SOKO and activist Friedrich Mülln gave an interview on February 14, on television: He said: “The McDonalds should not be really surprised!

After my many years of experience in undercover investigations in German slaughterhouses, I have to say one thing: “in Germany there is a total failure in the matter of ‘slaughterhouse’!!

Within five years, it’s the fourth scandal. No! that’s no exception, it’s the rule. If any people from Eastern Bloc are hauled here to work in the slaughterhouses and live below subsistence level, then one becomes dull from the first day. Those people are not to blame, the system and the consumers who power this system are to blame.

The tape is running, the tape never stops, you are controlled, and only counts what is cheap.

Basically, consumers make power this system to these crimes.

We can not wait for the agency or higher authorities to make any changes”, so Freidrich Mülln from Soko Organisation.


Best regards to you and all




USA: NRA Has (Republican) Politicians By The Balls – and Trump Does Nothing But Say Sweet Things !








UK: Government Opposition Party Sets Out New Animal Welfare Policy. The Political Battle Is On, And Animals Will Win Regardless.


SAV Comment:  The ‘Animal Welfare’ Battle Is Now On !


Finally, both the major political parties in the UK – Conservative and Labour; are finally starting to recognise that animal welfare is a big vote winner with the British public.

In fairness, Labour have always been the better welfare party – and the Tories very pro hunt and as we are witnessing at the moment, supportive of a badger cull.  The new leader of the Labour Party – Mr Corbyn, has been a vegetarian for many years; and from what we see and know, has always been a very supportive man when it comes to animal welfare.

Now we have the two biggest political parties in the UK fighting it out for support at the next general election.  And finally both of them are realising that with the British public, good animal welfare policies are a big vote winner.

As we have always said on this site, once the UK breaks free from the shackles of the EU – called ‘Brexit’; the UK will once again be able to make and enforce its own laws; free from the useless EU which has lots of rules, but as we have shown with live exports to Turkey for example, it never enforces or prosecutes when failings happen.  Ok, so now the Uk gets bout of the EU and takes back control; which for animals and their welfare can mean only one thing = an all round ‘win – win’ situation which can then be used by the UK when setting up new trade deals with other nations.  High UK animal welfare standards can be expected from other nations who wish to do trade deals, and so from this we hope that there will be an international ‘up’ in the standards of animal welfare.

 At long last, politics is realising that there are a lot of votes in good animal welfare.  Something which many UK campaigners have been saying for oh so many years.


United campaigners get better animal welfare !


Labour government would label meat from animals which haven’t been stunned

Plan to let shoppers know if animals have been stunned is part of wide-ranging plan to improve animal welfare

Shoppers would gain the right to know whether meat has come from animals killed using Halal or Kosher methods under a Labour government, as part of a major package of measures to promote animal welfare.

All meat would be labelled to reveal whether the animal was stunned or not, as well as which country it came from and how it was produced.

Kosher meat produced in line with Jewish traditions, and some Halal meat produced according to Islamic traditions, comes from animals which are not stunned before they are slaughtered.

But some vets and animal welfare groups say this causes unnecessary suffering. Current UK law requires all other meat to be stunned before slaughter.

The labelling plan is just part of major package of laws to protect animal welfare, to be announced by Labour today.

Other proposed policies include:

·         Enshrining the principle of animal sentience in law, to ensure it prevents practices that expose animals to cruel and degrading treatment.Conservative MPs were widely criticised on social media last year when they voted against a proposal to add a statement that animals are sentient to Brexit legislation.

·         Strengthening the Hunting Act to close loopholes that allow illegal hunting

·         Consulting landlords on giving tenants the default right to keep pets unless there is evidence the animal is causing a nuisance

·         Establishing an independent zoo inspectorate to draw up revised standards of animal welfare


·         A total ban on imports of Foie Gras, which is produced by force-feeding geese or ducks


·         Ending the badger cull. This involves killing badgers in an attempt to reduce the spread of TB to cattle, but there is disagreement about how effective it is

·         Requiring motorists to report accidents where an animal has been injured


·         Banning live exports of animals for slaughter or fattening and introducing mandatory CCTV in all slaughterhouses


·         Designing post-Brexit farm subsidies to move away from intensive factory farming and bad environmental practices

·         Prohibiting the third party sale of puppies and tackling puppy smuggling by reintroducing rabies testing before entry into the UK

·         Working with organisations like the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals to help pet-owners on low income get veterinary treatment

·         A comprehensive review of animal testing with a view to improving practice, limiting animal suffering and increasing transparency

·         Introducing a ‘blue belt’ to protect and enhance the marine environment around the UK and our overseas territories

Ian Lavery, Labour MP for Wansbeck and Labour Party Chair, said: “There is an awful lot there

“For many years, political parties left the issue of animal welfare behind.

But it’s a top priority for the public.

 “It’s good to see that the Labour Party understands how critical the issue of animal welfare is in today’s society.

“This plan proves once again that the Labour Party are on the front foot. We are listening to what people say and are planning to do something radical to improve animal welfare.”


Sue Hayman MP, Labour’s Shadow Environment Secretary, said: “Our vision is one where no animal is made to suffer unnecessary pain and we continue to drive up standards and practice in line with the most recent advances and understanding.”

Conservatives aid Labour were “playing catch-up” because the Government was already improving animal welfare, including by introducing tougher sentences for people who abuse animals, introducing mandatory CCTV into slaughterhouses, proposing a ban on ivory sales and banning microbeads to protect marine life.

“From introducing mandatory CCTV into slaughter houses to increasing the maximum sentence for animal cruelty ten-fold, the Conservatives will continue taking the action needed to ensure animals receive the proper protection they deserve.”



And from International (UK based) Compassion In World Farming (CIWF):

Dear Mark,

Today could mark the start of a seismic shift in the outlook for farm animals in the UK.

The Labour Party has just set out plans that would transform how animals are treated. If implemented, these proposals would signal the end of a host of factory farming practices. We have already heard encouraging comments from the Conservatives, and hope they will soon set out their own far-reaching policies in detail too.

Labour’s draft Animal Welfare Plan contains ground-breaking positions that reflect many of Compassion’s campaigns. The party is proposing:


Ending the use of cages on British farms

Banning live exports for slaughter or fattening

Mandatory labelling of meat, including country of origin, method of production and method of slaughter (stun or non-stun)

Ending the routine preventative use of antibiotics on farms

Phasing out farrowing crates for sows

Banning imports of foie gras

Subsidising farmers to move away from factory farming post-Brexit

This announcement follows immense pressure from Compassion in World Farming supporters, our lobbying team, and other campaigners. We called for a step-change in the future of our food system. Now, one of Britain’s biggest political parties has listened – and we hope to soon see similar moves by other parties too.

This isn’t the end of the story. Today’s announcement is the start of a consultation process, and we need your help to show the plans have massive public support. In addition to signing the letter to Labour, please complete their online consultation form to make sure your thoughts are heard. You can also read the full Animal Welfare Plan via the consultation page.When compassionate people stand together to fight factory farming… when we are relentless in challenging those in power to do the right thing… change is possible.

Thank you for all you do for farm animals,