Uk: Happy (Cruelty Free) Christmas From SAV



Note – the sheep shown are being fed and cared for on a daily basis despite the very bad weather conditions in England / Uk at present.

France: Urgent Action Required BY ALL to Help Beaten Dog in Paris



EXTREMELY URGENT- German Shepherd cross dog being beaten just outside of Paris (France)- please help asap.

Please see the very urgent appeal below including disturbing video footage of a person beating a dog just outside of Paris, France. 

Please note you will find this video called ‘Dog attacked next to Disneyland’ disturbing-

If anyone has any contacts in France that can help this poor, abused, terrified dog please contact Lauren Sanford who is trying to help this dog (please note there is an underscore in her email address below).

Lauren Sanford -PHONE: +33 7 86 12 99 68 EMAIL:

Please could all our supporters from all over the globe now write to the ‘Brigitte Bardot Foundation’ in Paris who campaign to protect animals and ask them to investigate this as a matter of urgency. This desperate dog needs to be rescued now and the evil perpetrator prosecuted and banned from keeping any animals. All the evidence that is needed is now on video. Please contact the Brigitte Bardot Foundation on their contact form below. Please include in your email to the Foundation Lauren Sanford’s contact details as above ie tel number and email address so they can contact her for more info and please also include the link above to this dreadful video

Contact the Brigitte Bardot Foundation here-

We hope and pray justice will prevail for this poor dog

Many thanks for your support

SWAP team UK

—– Original Message —–

From: Jayne Shenstone

To: South West Animal Protection

Sent: Saturday, December 04, 2010 9:44 AM

Subject:  Message to German Shepherd Dog Rescue

Do you have any contacts in France?



Begin forwarded message:


Date: 3 December 2010 23:42:27 GMT


To whom it may concern,

I am currently a resident of France, just outside of Paris. A co-worker of mine has recently witnessed a German Shepherd across from her apartment being beaten. She witnessed it one time and heard it on other several locations. The second time she witnessed it she was able to catch it on a video. She has posted the video on facebook and youtube under ‘Dog Attacked Next to Disneyland.’ –

There is no German Shepherd rescue in France, the animal control is slow-acting, and the police are taking no action. The video is very disturbing and it is obvious that it needs help. If there is any help or advice your organization can offer it would be greatly appreciated. Please contact as soon as possible by email or phone. I would be so appreciative it there there was also any connection your group has to make this more public on a news program to gain awareness.
Thank you,
Lauren Sanford
FROM: Lauren Sanford -PHONE: +33 7 86 12 99 68 EMAIL:

Uk: Dr. Brian May (‘Queen’ Guitarist) Tells Why he Has to Speak for the Animals.

Queen guitarist Brian May on helping animals



Sunday December 5,2010

By Dr Brian May

SOMEONE asked me recently what I wanted to be remembered for. We Will Rock You? Playing atop Buckingham Palace?–Q&feature=related

I said, given the choice, I’d rather be remembered for hastening the end of cruelty to animals and sowing the seeds for true respect in the way we treat all creatures.

Seems like a radical change of career for me, doesn’t it? My love of music is unshakeable, along with a love of Astrophysics, Stereoscopy, and Photoshop, but my love of animals has led me to a place I would rather not have to be, where I put my guitar down, and try to give animals a voice.

So daily I make myself very unpopular with various people, who still believe animals were put on Earth to be used and abused at will by humans. 

Human is the name we give ourselves, and there is an adjective derived from it, implying compassion, sensibility, fairness: the word “humane”.

Throughout history man has tried to justify his behaviour towards fellow man and other animals. 

In the Age of Enlightenment, he was justifying burning women at the stake because they had the devil in them.

Writing the US constitution for the Land of the Free, he was justifying keeping slaves, because “they were not the same as us”, and society would collapse without slavery. Men have justified so many appalling behaviours: torturing political prisoners, degradation of women, abuse of children, victimisation of minorities, near eradication of native peoples.

These hideous abuses are looked back on with shame. How did we ever imagine that because a human looked different, he didn’t have feelings, the right to freedom, food, respect and equal opportunities?

Another revolution is happening now. We have begun to realise other creatures on this planet have just as much right to live, breathe and enjoy their time as we do.
But we are at the primitive beginnings of this realisation. 

As I write, millions of animals are suffering at the hands of humans. 
Animal farming (read “Eating Animals” by Jonathan Safran Foer) involves the abuse of millions of creatures every day that have senses and feelings similar to ours.

Ian Redmond OBE, the world-famous zoologist, says that a generation ago, any biologist attributing “maternal feelings and behaviour” to a mother monkey cuddling her offspring would be accused of anthropomorphism and never taken seriously as a scientist again.

This is no longer the case. Recent mapping of genomes has revealed the uncanny similarity of the human make-up to that of primates and only a little less closely to mammals such as mice and rats.

It is now accepted that the idea “humans think and behave rationally, but animals act just on instinct” is unsupportable.
In 2004, after 100 years of work from animal-caring people, a Hunting Act was passed in this country banning the cowardly and despicable “sport” of fox-hunting along with hare-coursing, and stag hunting with packs of dogs.  Recently we saw public outrage at the senseless killing of just one magnificent stag simply for its antlers.

But this is merely the tip of a huge iceberg: millions of highly intelligent creatures, more intelligent than the cats and dogs this nation loves so much, are being abused in Britain at this minute.

Pigs, cows, lambs are bred purely as commodities, ready for the brutal slaughterhouse. 
Chickens are bred in appalling battery conditions without the mercy of a decent life or a decent death.

All farmed animals are now species that have been created by man to fulfill demand for more productivity and more more money with no regard for their welfare. 

Those turkeys, which will be slaughtered in their cartloads this Christmas, could never even walk. 

Other birds are bred in battery conditions, released for a pitifully short life, and shot at with shotguns, for fun. 

Millions of primates, who are our closest relatives, are experimented on, kept in pitiful cages in laboratories, the concentration camps we call “humane”.

And we have a government that wants to bring back fox-hunting (claiming it’s humane, calling for “proof” that foxes suffer pain).
It is also attempting to license farmers to kill badgers on their land in a futile attempt to control Bovine TB with a “science-based” cull, which all scientific evidence says will fail. 

Morally? It’s all utterly indefensible. And it’s still legal to use wild animals in circuses. It all needs to change.

Attitudes are changing, the light is dawning, but we need to call clearly for what we want.  For justice for animals.

To help, visit organisations dedicated to freeing animals from slavery: The Born Free Foundation, The Badger Trust, BUAV, LACS, IFAW, PETA, and our own  Join the compassionate army. Together we will usher in a better world in which compassion and decency will never be mistaken for sentimentality, and all creatures will have a voice.

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A signed ‘Save Me’ poster by Brian May for SAV founder Mark Johnson