USA: Calves and Cows Abused Very Severely at Conklin Dairy Farms, Ohio. Watch Vidoe and Then Take Action – This Animal Abuse Cannot be Allowed !!!

SAV does not often use negative language, but after watching this video footage, we think that these bastards should be hit hard and then be put away for 100 years.

People of the USA, watch the video and then take action – this animal cruelty is not acceptable to such placid creatures.

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The following can only be undertaken by US CITIZENS – Please do it !!

***WARNING – Very Disturbing Animal Abuse and Suffering

Video Link:

http://www.change.org/petitions/view/shut_down_conklin_dairy_farms_and_arrest_and_charge_gary_conklin_and_his_crew_with_animal_cruelty

DEMAND SEVERE PUNISHMENT FOR  FARM WORKERS REQUIRED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  

DEMAND INCARCERATION FOR CEO AS WELL !!!!!!!   – OHIO, Conklin Dairy Farms

http://www.change.org/petitions/view/shut_down_conklin_dairy_farms_and_arrest_and_charge_gary_conklin_and_his_crew_with_animal_cruelty

HERE IS THE LINK TO THE PROSECUTOR IN THIS CASE…JUST CLICK ON THE LINK, AND THEN CLICK ON “CONTACT US”. TELL HIM WHAT YOU THINK, !

http://www.co.union.oh.us/GD/Templates/Pages/UC/UCCrumbTrail.aspx?page=244

HERE IS THE PROSECUTOR’S TWITTER ADDRESS:
http://twitter.com/UCProsecutor

HERE IS THE PROSECUTOR’S PHONE NUMBER:
Municipal Court Timothy Aslaner Prosecutor 937 644 8151

HERE IS THE SHERIFFS PHONE NUMBER:
CALL sheriff to demand Conklin be incarcerated 614 873 4321

HERE IS THE WEBSITE TO THE OHIO CATTLEMENS ASSOCIATION. CONTACT THEM TO COMPLAIN ABOUT CATTLEMEN…THEY WILL MAKE SURE HE EITHER SHAPES UP OR SHIPS OUT:
http://www.ohiocattle.org/

THEY WILL PROBABLY KICK HIM OUT FOR ETHICAL REASONS.

HERE IS CONTACT INFO FOR OHIO DEPT OF AGRICULTURE, DAIRY DEPARTMENT
PLEASE CONTACT THEM TO COMPLAIN:
Ohio Department of Agriculture
Dairy Division
8995 E. Main St
Reynoldsburg,OH 43068
Phone: (614) 466-5550 EMAIL: dairy@agri.ohio.gov

USA: Undercover Investigation Reveals Neglect, Cruelty, and Filth at Another Pet Trade Supplier

 

 

 

 

Undercover Investigation Reveals Neglect, Cruelty, and Filth at Another Pet Trade Supplier

As you may recall, video footage obtained in a PETA undercover investigation earlier this year revealed disturbing living and dying conditions for hamsters and other animals at Sun Pet Ltd., a wholesale animal dealer that supplies animals to PETCO and PetSmart stores.

PETA is now able to release to the public more graphic footage and photos from this undercover investigation. View the never-before-seen photos and video footage from the investigation now.

Animals at Sun Pet were confined to dark, extremely crowded containers that were like tombs. They were forced to eat, sleep, urinate, and defecate all in the same cramped space. PETA’s investigator also recorded the violent killing and abusive handling of hundreds of animals. While training PETA’s investigator, Sun Pet’s supervisor said of mice, “You could throw them against the wall and they’ll stand back up again and keep on running.”

Shockingly, Paul L. Howard Jr., the district attorney of Fulton County, Ga., has yet to file cruelty-to-animals charges against anyone in the case, including the worker who put live hamsters in a bag and bashed the bag against a table in an attempt to kill the animals inside—which left at least one animal panting and suffering for several minutes. Despite the disturbing video footage captured at Sun Pet, PETA has received information indicating that Howard has instructed his office to halt its investigation of animal suffering at the facility.

Please view the horrific video footage and just-released photos from the investigation and then tell Howard to investigate and file suitable cruelty-to-animals charges against the worker caught bashing hamsters against a table and all others responsible for the suffering of animals at Sun Pet. Ask Howard what constitutes cruelty to animals if not bagging them up, bashing them against a table, and then leaving them to suffer and die slowly from the trauma and injuries.

Thank you for your compassion and continued action for the pet trade’s animal victims.

Sincerely,

Daphna Nachminovitch
Vice President
Cruelty Investigations Department
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Australia: Minister BRENDAN GILLS Sponsors the Deaths of 5,000 Wild Horses – Act Now and Tell Mr. Death To Stop.

 

 

 

Subject: (AUSTRALIA) URGENT! 5,000 HORSES SENTENCED TO DEATH‏

(AU) URGENT! 5,000 HORSES SENTENCED TO DEATH‏

CLICK HERE TO SEND YOUR PROTEST LETTERS TO THE CULL’S SPONSOR Minister Brendan Grylls:

http://www.animalsaustralia.org/take_action/save-kimberleys-wild-horses/

[The government is proceeding with the plan to round up the horses for slaughter as early as next week.]
Thu May 27, 2010
URGENT!  [AUSTRALIA] 
PLEASE HELP SAVE KIMBERLEY REGION’S WILD HORSES!
This part Arab horse has never had a care in the world, living a peaceful existence at Lake Gregory in Western Australia. Now the WA government has ordered that thousands of these unique animals be rounded up and sent for slaughter.

ONLY A PUBLIC OUTCRY WILL PREVENT THIS MASS SLAUGHTER FROM PROCEEDING!

Dear friends,

For decades wild horses have grazed peacefully around Lake Gregory in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia. Bred from two purebred Arab stallions taken to Balgo Mission in the 1950s, these beautiful part Arab horses were considered so unique and valuable that the Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, chose thirteen for his stables.

Now the 5,000 horses at Lake Gregory have been issued a death sentence by the WA Department of Regional Development and Land who say they are causing ‘unacceptable environmental damage’. The lake that these horses graze around is over 100 Km in circumference, and the entire area the horses inhabit is a huge 400,000 hectares. The Department has no issue with the 5,000 cattle grazing on the same property remaining.

The indigenous groups that live around Lake Gregory have grown up with these horses and love them. Despite the Department being aware that the horses were increasing in numbers every year, they provided no assistance to indigenous groups to introduce humane population control. Now they have ordered that the horses be rounded up and transported 3000 Km to an abattoir in South Australia for slaughter; their meat to be exported for human consumption.

Local group Wild Horses Kimberley are calling on the government to allow them to geld the stallions and inject the mares with a fertility drug. Despite this, the WA government is proceeding
with the plan to round up the horses for slaughter as early as next week.

Please urgently demand of Minister Brendan Grylls — the minister whose department is responsible for the proposed cull – that the horses not become the innocent victims of government mismanagement, and to instigate Wild Horses Kimberley’s humane alternative proposal.

CLICK HERE TO SEND YOUR PROTEST LETTERS TO THE CULL’S SPONSOR Minister Brendan Grylls:

http://www.animalsaustralia.org/take_action/save-kimberleys-wild-horses 

Your Help Is Needed Today–TAKE ACTION:
 
http://www.animalsaustralia.org/takeaction/save-kimberleys-wild\-horses    

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

  THANK YOU!

    [Animals Australia] <http://www.animalsaustralia. org>
    37 O’Connell St,
    North Melbourne
    Victoria 3051, Australia Ph: (613)
    9329 6333
    Fax: (613) 9329 6441
    Freecall: 1800 888 584

Serbia: ‘Public Competition’ by Law May Now Enable Animal Welfare Groups to Present Proposals to Authorities for Their ‘No Kill’ Stray Animal Numbers Control Programmes.

 

 

 

 

 

Today there has been some good news arriving from Serbia.

Campaigners have been waiting since 2002 for a verdict, but now, the Constitutional Court of Serbia has officially demanded that there must be a Public Competition – Tendering for the catching of stray dogs and cats in Subotica city.

Subotica city is finally starting to / having to act in agreement with the court, by allowing public competition for the process of catching strays in the city.  Until now, this process has been very much a closed shop type set up, with shinter (dogcatcher) firms having a stranglehold on the awarding of stray animal contracts.  Every year, shinter firms would effectively be awarded millions of dinars to undertake the rounding up, catching and killing of all stray dogs and cats in the city.  There was never any real plan or progress towards a policy of reducing stray animal numbers through a long term sterilisation programme.  In effect, a sterilisation programme to reduce stray animal numbers over a period of time was not to the benefit of these organisations.  Their approach to the stray numbers was one of kill, kill, kill.

Effectively the shinter management policy was one of – strays could continue to reproduce on the streets; shinter teams could be paid annually from the public purse to continually round them up and kill all the animals, and as a result the authorities could continue to inform a largely uneducated public (on this issue) that they are doing everything in their power to try and control stray animal populations.  It all looked good for those involved and was financially very beneficial.  Almost a never ending way of being financially supported to solve an issue, but an issue which never diminishes no matter how much money is thrown at it.

But as we, the animal welfare lobby have always argued, stray animal numbers can never be reduced unless a long term sterilisation programme is introduced somewhere into a system which aims to eventually eliminate or at least very drastically reduce stray animals from the streets.  With a sterilisation programme, stray numbers will gradually reduce over a period of time – ie. a sterilised (stray) animal cannot reproduce and thus continue to constantly add further to the large numbers of strays in cities.

As a result of this new public competition / tendering scheme, it is hoped that the current large costs involved in stray animal ‘control’, which could be argued does not really work in controlling numbers and always results in large numbers of animal deaths, can now be diverted into a sterilisation programme aimed at long term animal numbers reduction – a positive programme for the future and one which will especially be of benefit to the animals; as the programme will definitely be a ‘no kill’ strategy.

And so now, animal welfare campaigners in Subotica city can commence work to produce a proposal programme of stray animal control for the city using ‘no kill’; a programme which will be much more financially beneficial to the authorities and tax paying public of the city.  Whilst not wanting to provide detail of their proposal, as this site is frequently visited by governments and authorities who may learn from the proposals when compiling their own bid, animal welfare campaigners will at last be given the opportunity to present a programme / plan for stray animal control which will include:

  • Sterilisation of animals taken in from the streets to ensure that these animals cannot contribute further offspring to the numbers which exist at present
  • Vaccination of same animals to ensure both animal and public safety from infectious disease
  • Microchipping of each animal; including owned (but roaming) pet animals, to compile a database to allow identification of animal owner should it be collected from the street 
  • If animals are ever returned to the streets, then identification tags (such as a small high visibility ear tag) to be fitted to every animal that has been sterilised.  This to provide immediate identification to catchers that the animal in question has previously been caught, sterilised, vaccinated and microchipped and that it is NOT necessary to capture this animal again
  • Public education schemes to inform of the benefits of long term sterilisation programmes, especially where expenditure from the public purse is involved
  • Production of very strong and durable shelters for (captured street) animals who once sterilised will be kept in facilities such as the ‘Delta’ shelters used in Brcko district, Bosnia and Herzegovina.  Delta shelters are made of straw bales, cement and wood, which although cheap to produce, especially using schemes involving authority prisoners for manpower / labour, can provide strong, warm and weather protective shelters for the animals that reside within them.

 

 

 

Photos –  Low Cost but Very Effective  – ‘Delta’ shelters as used in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Pictures with thanks to ‘ARKA’ animal welfare.

It is envisaged and hoped that the proposal presented by animal welfare campaigners in Subotica city will provide a long term solution and a very forward looking scheme which will over time, ensure that the numbers of stray animals in the city are reduced.

As we have always stated, the continual killing of stray animals does nothing to reduce stray animal numbers.  Killing strays in any location in any part of the country simply creates a void in that specific region which within a matter of days or a few weeks maximum, then allows stray animals from other outlying areas to venture into the location, which always amplifies the risk of diseases being spread and always guarantees that within a short time, the region in question gets provided with a new, fresh crop of fertile, unsterilised animals arriving, to search for possibly more food which they always seek, to continue to procreate and as a result further contribute to the never diminishing pyramid of stray animals in that particular area / region.

 

The Results of NOT Sterilising Stray and Pet (Owned) Animals – there IS NO RESULT, only a constant supply of animals to fill any void left by those which have been killed by authorities.

Killing strays does not reduce stray animal numbers; a programme of sterilisation and vaccination ensures that animal numbers reduce over time and disease risk is minimised.

Subotica campaigners who produce this proposal for an effective, no kill stray animal numbers reduction programme, are then in a position to be able to share their data with other campaigners throughout the nation; making every one of the 170 communities be able to present a no kill sterilisation programme to their local authority through the public competition process.

The public education programme must be geared to the education of all citizens about the positive aspects of animal sterilisation, including their own pets, the necessity for responsible pet ownership, and using the microchip database which is proposed (and undertaken during sterilisation), a scheme which could allow for fining irresponsible owners who let their animals wander the streets.  Small fines by this system could be fed back into further funding of schemes and databases used for such purposes.

Currently, campaigners are initially looking at Subotica as the first of (hopefully) many cities throughout Serbia in which they can now propose stray animal control programmes to regional authorities.  It does not matter which city is first, it is only important to address the management of stray animal numbers using a scheme which will be financially beneficial in the long term, whilst also of benefit to citizens throughout the country.

The government and authorities to date have not grasped effective management and control of stray animal numbers throughout Serbia.  It is now hoped that through the public competition process the animal welfare movement can show the government a scheme which they, the government, should have accepted and instigated many, many years ago.

That is a NO KILL programme of sterilisation, vaccination, microchipping and identification for the stray animals of Serbia.

Maybe now a change on the horizon …

for the benefit of all stray animals in Serbia.