Uk: Pictures of Animal Suffering From A 3rd World Country ? – No; Animal Transport Approved By the Existing UK Conservative Government !! – Its Time For Change – Link to 8 Hour EU Petition Below; Please Complete Before November.


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Deadline 4 November

Why 8hours?

Every year millions of animals are transported along European highways, and too often under unacceptable conditions.

In 2002, the European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare published the report “The Welfare of Animals during Transport” concluding that animal transports, as a ground rule, should be as short as possible. This recommendation is, however, not reflected in the current EU legislation.

Read more about the current EU legislation here .

According to current legislation animal transports up to several days are acceptable as long as the haulier fulfills simple demands concerning e.g. rest, feeding and watering of the animals. We do not think this is acceptable.

For a long time, societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals, concerned citizens and politicians have argued that something has to be done. Animals for slaughter should never be transported for more than eight hours.

Therefore, sign now for 8hours – and please ask your friends to do the same.

Thank You.

The following are pictures of live animals being transported out of Ramsgate harbour, Kent, England Uk.

In the Uk, there is MASSIVE public opposition to this live animal trade; but the Conservative Uk government headed by (Prime Minister) David Cameron is NOT listening to the British people; nor is the Uk Ministry Defra, headed by Caroline Spelman MP and James Paice MP, who are allegedly responsible for implementing animal welfare, but who appear to do little to support animal welfare issues such as banning live animal exports from the Uk.

The British government (Defra) are not even supporting a European wide call for the 8 hour transport limit.

All pictures taken by V. Cameron of Kent Against Live Exports (KALE).

Every picture justifies why the long distance transportation of live animals should be stopped throughout the World, not just in Europe.  Europe can make its voice heard by signing the above petition calling for a maximum 8 hour journey time.  Please add your name to this campaign.

Note that the deadline is 4th November 2011.  Please act quickly and pass on to all your friends and contacts – ask them to also kindly sign.


Libya: Finally Some Help for Tripoli Zoo Animals.

Thank you Austria!
Fate of Animals in the Tripoli Zoo:

As the National Transitional Council struggles to establish its legitimacy and, indeed, to get the government in Libya running, some residents of Tripoli who have been suffering for days are finally getting some relief.

CNN reports that a team of animal-welfare experts from Austria’s Four Paws International has arrived in the Tripoli Zoo to tend to the animals who — unlike human residents of Tripoli — had no choice but to remain where they were as missiles were fired and Kalashnikovs shot bullets into the mammal house.

Fifteen members of the zoo staff braved the fighting to feed and water the animals every day; without this care, they would have died after three or four days.

However, with running water only recently restored to Tripoli, the hippos were in poor shape; they could only drink the water left in their pool, but were unable to swim. They have survived and now have sufficient water.

But a Siberian tiger, Osama, has died. A doctor from Vienna, Dr. Amir Khalil, who rushed to Tripoli to help the animals after seeing a TV report, says Osama died due to his age (the tiger is possibly 21 years old) and also the stress he endured.

The Tripoli Zoo opened in 1986 and was undergoing a major reconstruction when the war broke out. The South Korean construction company that was working on the project left due to security concerns. The zoo’s director, Dr. Abdulfatah Husni, says the NTC has pledged support to the zoo and that he hopes there will be exchanges with zoos around the world and the arrival of new animals who have not been traumatized by the violence of the war.

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Australia: Save Fraser Island Dingoes – Latest News and Campaign Information.

Lots of latest news and info from Jennifer – please read on.

All data reproduced with permission from Jennifer.


Save Fraser Island Dingoes Inc.

                                                      Media Release.                        13 Sept. 2011

Dingo Strategy has no bite...

Recent reports obtained through freedom of information suggest that the government has been misleading the public regarding the cause of aggression by the Fraser Island Dingo.

These reports, dating back to 1994 and Commissioned by the Government, clearly demonstrate that feeding is not the main cause of aggressive behaviour.  In fact the reports state that loss of fear when combined with hunger, is the actual cause of problem behaviour (Price 1994) and the incidence of stalking is most likely attributed to lack of foods available.

This study confirms what scientists and researchers have been saying for years, lack of food is a major factor in causing unnatural and inappropriate behaviour. A hungry animal can become volatile and unpredictable. Constant trapping, ear-tagging, hazing and destroying of animals disrupts the pack structure which, in turn, leads to anti-social behaviour, but this is not recognised in the Dept. Of Environment and Resource Management’s Dingo Strategy.

DERM was aware that limiting food sources, such as closing the dumps, would have consequences. “The dump closure…is blamed for starvation” (Price 1994),  but did not consider it of importance.  

The study also discusses the fact that nipping and biting is usually provoked by visitors and that a juvenile dingo’s natural curiosity and play-behaviour can be misinterpreted as aggression. Price states, “nuisance behaviour is usually associated with a juvenile animals playful character”. But again DERM has ignored its own findings and the majority of animals destroyed today are juveniles.

Jennifer Parkhurst, Wildlife Photographer, was fined a sum of $40,000 including a 3 year suspended sentence for feeding starving animals and allegedly causing them to become dangerous. At the time this was considered excessive, as the maximum fine for feeding a dingo is $4000; now it seems ridiculous. 

DERM’s management strategy is apparently based on the observations of rangers and students during the course of their field work. Jennifer Parkhurst spent 7 years of observations but her findings were dismissed.

In light of this study questions need to be asked:

Why did DERM spend so much time and effort pursuing Ms. Parkhurst in an attempt to denounce her research when her findings were similar to those of their own department?   

Why did DERM subsequently use a photograph from Ms. Parkhurst’s study on its website if her findings were discredited? 

Why does DERM continue to deny that its management was not responsible for starvation of the dingoes when clearly this document shows that the strategy had a huge impact on the dingoes behaviour?

Why is the public only fined for feeding, but allowed to torment and tease the dingoes?

Why is the signage on the Island only warning tourists not to feed dingoes, but no signage warning tourists not to abuse the animals? 

Why are members of the public not held accountable for their actions, such as not supervising children?

Why are juvenile dingoes still being targeted for destruction when exhibiting natural behaviours?  

Save Fraser Island Dingoes Inc. will be taking these questions, and many more, to the government…


Save Fraser Island Dingoes Inc. Committee

President Malcom Kilpatrick

50 Old Maryborough Rd.

Pialba Qld. 4655

Ph: 07 4124 1979 Email:

Note: Jennifer Parkhurst’s photographs were not only misappropriated but misrepresented and subsequently removed without explanation.

“DERM stated under the photo: “do not mistake this behaviour as ‘play’. It is not a game.”..when in fact, it was a game and the dingoes were playing.”  Jennifer Parkhurst.

Access the Price report bu cliking on the following link:      

Price report

Picture on the DERM Website – March.


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