USA: UPDATE – Excellent Result For Mercy For Animals’ – And Proof Why ‘Ag Gag’ Legislation Must Be Banned Now !

We have had an update mesasage today (27/6/12) from Kate at Mercy For Animals’ regarding one of their recent investigations.

The link to our past post on this investigation is as follows:

Website: http://MercyForAnimals
Message: Thank you for reporting on Mercy For Animals’ undercover investigation into animal abuse at an illegal backyard slaughter facility.

I am writing to notify you of an update in the case. Roberto Celedon, who illegally butchered animals in his backyard, pleaded guilty to one felony and one misdemeanor through a plea agreement, and was sentenced to 90 days in jail.

Yesterday (June 26, 2012), he began his sentence. In addition to jail time, Celedon received 5 years’ probation.

He must pay nearly $4,000 in fines and attend 48 animal cruelty classes.

Celedon is prohibited from possessing or owning animals, operating a meat-producing facility, attending auctions where animals are sold, and selling meat products.

I hope that you have a great day.

SAV Comment:

News like this means we will have a great day ! – a prosecution like this shows so much why the US  ‘Ag Gag’ legislation needs to be scrapped.







England: “Rock With The Foxes” New Date – Saturday 18th August 2012.


“Rock With The Foxes” is now re-scheduled for

Saturday the 18th August 2012.

Please keep note of this for your diary.  More info to be supplied soon.

Please crosspost to all your contacts.


Serbia: June 2012 Latest From Danica At ‘Felix’ Shelter.

KAMI (Above)

Here is the latest news and several photographs from Danica at Felix Shelter, Vojvodina, in Serbia.  Great to see that the supplies are now arriving for the roof work; but please remember that the target for all donations to help with the much needed work at the shelter has still not been fully reached

If you are able to give a donation to help with repairs or to help feed the cats, then it is always much appreciated.

PayPal button is on our blog:

and our website:


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

** Danica’s message to us is as follows:

Hello, Mark,

I just wanted to share some news with you. 

Believe it or not, I have 12 new kitties, including that poor mother cat and her babies!

All of them arrived from Belgrade. My new kitties are Giuseppe (a grown up male dumped on the street, well rounded and neutered), Klea (rescued from some concrete backyard where a pack of dogs was killing cats on a regular basis, she is a blue-eyed white female), Alethe and her newborn kittens, five of them (she gave birth in a pizzeria) little Kami (a tortie kitten) and three siblings Edan, Ivor and Arrow (their owner didn’t want them anymore).  

Alethe’s babies are doing well and getting bigger every day. Kami, Edan, Ivor and Arrow are kept indoors while all the other kitties are in my backyard, enjoying the summer. 

Roofing repairs will start this weekend; wish us luck!

There’s always a lot going on here…

Warm regards


Building materials arrive and the work starts !


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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Please Visit the New Site In Memory Of Vucko.

We have had a message from Sandra who has now set up a website which is devoted to stray and suffering animals in Bosnia Herzegovina.  The site has been set up in memory of Vucko, the dog who had his face blown off with a firecracker.

Please visit the new site in memory of Vucko at:

Read how the site was created at:

See our original post on Vucko at:

Please support Sandra and her work for the animals of Bosnia Herzegovina.

It is very early days but we are sure we can link up with Sandra to do joint appeals for animals in the future.


India: Excellent News ! – 120-Year-Old Tradition of Animal Sacrifice Ends After 12 Year Battle.

120-Year-Old Tradition of Animal Sacrifice Ends After 12 Year Battle

Bijaya Kumar Kabi of Action for Protection of Wild Animals (APOWA)

Every year, Rajo Sankranti (a mass festival in Odisha, India) is a feast day for the villagers of Srirampur and its neighboring villages under the Pattamundai police limit, where hundreds of animals are killed for the Deity Maa Ramchandi, Srirampur.

The Deity’s temple is situated on the campus of a school with 428 students who bear witness annually to hundreds of animals being killed by s slaughterer (ghatak).

The innocent kids, ranging from 5 to 13 years old, are shocked by the event every year. Thanks to Jilla Pashubali Pratirodha Mancha, there was a district level forum for the prevention of animal sacrifice and the animal welfare organization Action for Protection of Wild Animals (APOWA).

Jointly we have been campaigning for abolition of this heinous superstitious tradition for the last decade. Fortunately this year, just a few days ago, the animal sacrifices were completely stopped.

Education is a critical part of any animal welfare reform initiative.

Police arrested one slaughterer named Chaitany Rana of nearby village Damarpur and our volunteers along with some village youth started an awareness campaign, distributing leaflets and picketing in front of the temple. Together we brought 120 years of tradition to a close.

We would like to thank the district administration, local tahasildar Mr.Pabitramohan Dash, IIC police station pattamundai Mr. Amitav Mohapatra and the village youth for their timely cooperation. Last year more than 320 animals were sacrificed in that place, and now the bloodshed has ended.

Brought to you by the Harmony Fund international animal rescue squads.

UN Gateway To Farm Animal Welfare – Latest News – June 2012.

Farm Animal Welfare News from the United Nations:

Have you visited the Gateway to Animal Welfare; recently? The following have been uploaded since the 15th June 2012:

28 items have been added
document type                                                                                                                      
1. Apfel Jardins Restaurant in Sao Paulo Adopts a Cage-Free Policy News                                                                                                                      
2. Council conclusions on the protection and welfare of animals News                                                                                                                      
3. WSPA ayuda a incluir el bienestar animal en la agenda de Río+20 News                                                                                                                      
4. The Modern Day Animal Farm Miscellaneous                                                                                                                      
5. ANAW Volume 3 May – June 2012 Newsletters                                                                                                                      
6. SUINI DALLA SPAGNA ALL’ITALIA 6 – 7 Giugno 2012 Publications                                                                                                                      
7. Transporte de cerdos de España a Italia 6 – 7 Junio 2012 Publications                                                                                                                      
8. UK minister calls for EU review on livestock journey times News                                                                                                                      
9. La UCA y el Colegio Oficial de Veterinarios de Cádiz crean la Cátedra de Bienestar Animal News                                                                                                                      
10. Vivendo na fazenda News                                                                                                                      
11. A Better Life for Laying Hens? Miscellaneous                                                                                                                      
12. Pegada Animal: a campanha News                                                                                                                      
13. Senate to Consider Farm Bill Amendment to Improve Welfare of Egg-Laying Hens and Provide Stable Future for Egg Farmers News                                                                                                                      
14. Vets Without Borders provides animal care to improve human welfare News                                                                                                                      
15. The Chicken and the Egg Miscellaneous                                                                                                                      
16. STD news news – SPECIALE Footprints of Joy Newsletters                                                                                                                      
17. Fazendas Inteligentes News                                                                                                                      
18. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Bolsters Animal Welfare Program, The HSUS Supports Efforts News                                                                                                                      
19. Inspections continue in UK for illegal eggs News                                                                                                                      
20. Risk assessment in stock calf transportation from France to Italy: the contribution of road inspections Scientific and technical papers                                                                                                                      
21. International Animal-Law Newsletter May 2012 Newsletters                                                                                                                      
22. Why Animals Matter at Rio+20 – Kinder Farming = Clever Farming News                                                                                                                      
23. Egg producer complains of unfair competition News                                                                                                                      
24. Cage ban disrupts European egg market for long term News                                                                                                                      
25. Heat Stress Additives Miscellaneous                                                                                                                      
26. Slow Food – Animal Welfare and Products Web sites                                                                                                                      
27. Activists overshadow welfare work News                                                                                                                      
28. Verso un futuro migliore News                                                                                                                      

Chile: 500,000 Pigs Left To Starve – Then To Be Slaughtered ! – Take Action Now – Petition Link Included.

Petition Link – please sign and crosspost to all your contacts:

Hi Mark,

Residents of Freirina, Chile have been rioting against the unbearable stench emanating from Agrosuper, one of the largest pig farms in the world. In the interest of their own safety, Agrosuper workers fled the plant, abandoning 500,000 pigs to starve.

Many of these pigs have died as a result of limited food and water access. »

The waste of the unattended pigs also poses a human health problem, as it seeps into local community water supplies.

Rather than finding alternate care for the pigs, Agrosuper plans to have all of them slaughteredThis is a complete waste of life.

These pigs should not have to starve nor be senselessly slaughtered to pay for the company’s mistakes. Urge Chilean leaders to immediately provide food, water and care for the pigs and take action to minimize environmental dangers resulting from the plant’s disaster so that this never happens again. »

Thanks for taking action!