England: Time Out – ‘Boom Boom’ !! – Enjoy and Go Buy.

England

Go and buy it now !

‘GIANTS’  by The Stranglers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nZuc99P6vw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKtfMfSBfkc 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Vxd_Cav6D0 

 

See more earlier Stranglers, and Hugh Cornwell (ex frontman) at ‘About Us’

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/about-us/ 

Hugh Cornwell –  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKLXqsWtjFw

 

 

USA: ALDF Takes Utah To Court Over ‘Ag – Gag’.

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Our (SAV) previous posts on this issue:

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2012/06/27/usa-update-excellent-result-for-mercy-for-animals-and-proof-why-ag-gag-legislation-must-be-banned-now/

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2012/04/18/usa-mercy-for-animals-hidden-camera-footage-leads-to-arrest-and-criminal-charges-in-california-this-is-what-ag-gag-in-other-states-is-attempting-to-prevent-who-is-the-real-criminal/

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2012/03/05/austraila-usa-live-export-latest-news-and-ag-gag-from-the-usa/

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2012/06/10/usa-agriculture-gag-laws-are-violating-press-freedom-in-the-us/

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2012/03/04/spain-no-ag-gag-in-europe-and-so-the-manager-of-el-escobar-pig-farm-is-arrested/

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2012/03/04/usa-ag-gag-laws-now-starting-to-be-passed-a-dangerous-thing-for-animals-and-for-the-american-public/

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animal legal defense fund

ALDF Reference link:

http://aldf.org/cases-campaigns/features/taking-ag-gag-to-court/

Taking Ag Gag to Court

The Animal Legal Defense Fund, along with PETA, has filed the nation’s first lawsuit against ag gag legislation, taking Utah to court for infringing on the free speech rights of activists, investigators, and journalists by criminalizing undercover investigations at factory farms. Utah’s ag gag law aims to prevent animal advocates and law enforcement from collecting evidence of egregious and illegal abuse of animals on factory farms.

Ag Gag & Animal Cruelty

Factory farms want to keep their cruel practices hidden from the public, but the public deserves the truth about how the billions of animals suffering on industrial farms are treated and whether or not laws are being broken that jeopardize food safety, workers’ rights, and environmental standards.

Shocking exposés from undercover investigations have revealed severe animal abuse onfactory farms, like animals beaten, kicked, maimed, and thrown by workers. Industrial agriculture has also brought us the unsavory likes of ammonia and pink slime in hamburgers, antibiotic-resistant “superbugs,” chickens abandoned by the thousands to starve to death, pregnant and nursing pigs held in gestation crates that never allow them to turn around, and sick and downed cowsdragged on the ground to become lunchmeat. Corporate agriculture’s massive profit ratio and proven inclination to hide in a dark world of secrecy makes journalistic and investigative freedom imperative to the well-being of animals across the nation—and to our own health and safety.

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Journalistic Integrity

Utah’s ag gag law criminalizes free speech. That is why the Animal Legal Defense Fund is joining with journalists Will Potter and Jesse Fruhwirth; Daniel Hauff, an undercover investigations consultant specializing in factory farms; the political journal CounterPunch; and professor James McWilliams, as plaintiffs in the lawsuit.  “There’s a long history of investigative journalism in this country based on exactly the type of research and whistleblowing that these laws criminalize,” Will Potter explains. “Ag gag laws make it impossible to report stories that are vitally important to the public.”

Utah activist Amy Meyer is also a plaintiff in the case. In February, Amy made headlines by videotaping the operations at Dale Smith Meatpacking Company in Draper, Utah from the roadside. Amy was charged under Utah’s ag gag law—making her the first person in the nation to be prosecutedunder an ag gag law–although the charges were dropped after public outcry.

Ag gag laws aim to control our behavior by instilling fear of prosecution. This is legally known as the “chilling effect” because it intimidates people from acting and gathering information—even in legally-protected ways.  Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam recently vetoed a proposed ag gag law after the Tennessee Attorney General called the bill “constitutionally suspect.” Erwin Chemerinksy, a professor and dean of the law school at the University of California, Irvine, and a leading scholar of U.S. constitutional law, has weighed in in support of the lawsuit, explaining, “The Utah law is very much directed at restricting speech, and especially particular messages.  This is exactly what the First Amendment prohibits.”

More Information

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MARS Inc. / ROYAL CANIN IS SUPPORTING BEAR BAITING IN THE UKRAINE – Through Them, Do You ?

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This *multi-billion dollar corporation, now owned by Mars

(Mars, Inc. is an American global manufacturer of confectionery, pet food, and other food products with US$30 billion in annual sales in 2010, and is ranked as the 3rd largest privately held company in the United States by Forbes. Headquartered in McLean, unincorporatedFairfax County, Virginia, US, the company is entirely owned by the secretive Mars family.

Mars operates in six business segments in the US: Chocolate (Hackettstown, New Jersey), Petcare (Franklin, Tennessee), Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company (Chicago, Illinois), Food (Los Angeles, California), Drinks (West Chester, Pennsylvania), and Symbioscience (Germantown, Maryland)

and needs to know that people who care about what food their dogs/cats eat, also care about senseless suffering inflicted on other animal species.

They are also in bed with “breeders”(see below)…talk about a bad news company!

 

From: Anti-Fur Society

Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 10:34 AM

ROYAL CANIN IS SUPPORTING BEAR BAITING IN THE UKRAINE…are YOU supporting Royal Canin?

video & actual news link..

ROYAL CANIN (supposedly catering for animals) IS SUPPORTING THIS MOST BARBARIC ACT AGAINST BEARS. PLS PROTEST, BOYCOTT THEM & SPREAD THE WORD!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN6a8PR-jZg

http://dora-vp.m3plus.net/bulgaria/bg/news-press/news/page-7654/

Subject: ROYAL CANIN IS SUPPORTING IS SUPPORTING BEAR BAITING IN UKRAINE

ROYAL CANIN IS SUPPORTING THIS HORROR WITHOUT EVEN A DISGUISE. 

PLEASE EVERYONE, CONTACT R.C. MONSTERS DISGUISED AS ANIMAL LOVERS!  THIS IS UNBELIEVABLY DISGUSTING!!!!

**PETITION – Please Sign** – 

https://www.change.org/petitions/stop-bear-baiting-in-ukraine

You’ve probably heard of the pet food brand Royal Canin, but what you definitely won’t have heard of is that in recent months, Royal Canin has sponsored dog shows in Ukraine which have featured the barbaric practice of bear baiting.

We find it hypocritical that a pet food producer who claims to put “dogs and cats first” enables this cruel activity, where hunting dogs in training are let loose on a chained up bear, who is left almost defenceless to the onslaught.

Based on our information, around 15 to 20 bears are exposed to bear baiting in Ukraine. We have brought this information to the attention of the Ukrainian authorities and hope to be able to act quickly.

We have also asked Royal Canin for a meeting to constructively discuss this situation and provide sanctuary for these abused bears, but they chose to ignore our solution.

This is outrageous and unacceptable. We need you to call on Royal Canin to take responsibility!

Please send your protest mail now. Thank you.

Brief Company History: It was founded in 1967 in a village of Gard, France, by the French veterinary surgeon, Jean Cathary. Its headquarters are now located in Aimargues, France.

In March 1972, Royal Canin was acquired by Guyomarc’h.

In 1990, French bank, Paribas, bought out the Guyomarc’h Group.

In July 2001, Paribas sold Royal Canin to Mars for more than 1.5 billion euros. Approximately 93% of the purchase price consisted of goodwill paid. Mars paid 22.3 times its EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, and depreciation).[2][3] In March 2004, Royal Canin acquired the veterinary grade manufacturers/service providers, in the U.S. and Canada, the IVD, Medi-Cal and Techni-Cal brands from Del Monte Foods for $82.5 million.[4]

Veterinary Expertise and Breeder Relationships: In each country veterinary delegate teams, which sometimes number over 70 people, are specifically dedicated to professionals. In Europe, Royal Canin sponsors or is active in 3,500 dog shows and 400 cat shows each year. In France, for instance, 35 cynotechnicians work with 4,000 dog breeders and 400 clubs. A “Feline Club” is open to more than 2,000 breeders.

Veterinary and Peer-Reviewed Journal Research

The company is most known for researching the clinical formulation, testing, manufacturing and marketing of a range of breed-specific and symptom-specific diets for dogs and cats. In addition to food production, Royal Canin also issues numerous books with the support of world-class academics from veterinary departments: comprehensive encyclopedias on pets (4 million copies and published in 15 languages), guidebooks on canine and feline breeding, nutrient guides, academic and professional publications for veterinarians and breeders, and deluxe technical brochures on each breed targeted by a specific diet. Publications also include FOCUS, a scientific quarterly that appears in 11 languages and reaches over 70,000 veterinarians around the world, and 1,450 Waltham-Royal Canin veterinary publications (compared with almost 400 publications from the company’s closest competitor).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN6a8PR-jZg

http://dora-vp.m3plus.net/bulgaria/bg/news-press/news/page-7654/

Factories

In 2008, Royal Canin had a revenue of over 1.5 billion euros80% outside of France – with approximately 4,500 employees worldwide.

Royal Canin has twelve production operations:

Aimargues, southern France

Cambrai, northern France

Johannesburg, South Africa

Rolla, Missouri, USA

Descalvado, Brasil

González Catán near Buenos Aires, Argentina

Dmitrov near Moscow, Russia

Castle Cary near Bristol, UK

Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Niepolomice, Poland

North Sioux City, South Dakota, USA

Shanghai, China

From May 1, 2007, many Mars products made in the UK became unsuitable for vegetarians. The company announced that it would be using whey made with animal rennet (material from a calf’s stomach lining, and a byproduct of veal), instead of using rennet made by microorganisms, in products including Mars, Twix, Snickers, Maltesers, Bounty, Minstrels and Milky Way.[37] The response from many thousands of consumers, particularly the Vegetarian Society‘s request for UK vegetarians to register their protests with Mars, generated a lot of press, and caused the company to abandon these plans shortly thereafter.[38] It has reportedly decided to switch to all-vegetarian sources in the near future in the UK.[39][40] On 18-Sep-2012, the 15-Jan-2010 press release could not be found in the “Press Releases” section of the Mars website; in Canada, the URL [1] redirected to the webpage, [2]. In January 2008, the Metro newspaper reported that Mars had allegedly begun to incorporate animal-derived rennet.[41]

Mars has come under criticism by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals for funding animal tests which the group alleges are inhumane.[42] One study was conducted in collaboration with the Salk Institute regarding angiogenesis and spatial memory in which mice were given an ad libitum diet that included epicatechin, plant-derived flavonoid. One of the experiments involved groups of control and experimental animals, the latter of which were housed in a cage that included a running wheel for optional exercise for two hours a day, the former did not have access to a running wheel. Another experiment was the classical spacial memory assay, the Morris water maze. The study showed that the inclusion of epicatechin in the diet improved memory and angiogenesis, and more so if coupled with exercise.[43][44]

Mars has been criticized for buying cocoa beans from West African farmers who reportedly use unpaid or poorly paid child laborers. In 2009, Mars announced that, as of 2010, the company would only purchase cocoa from suppliers who meet environmental, labour and production standards. TransFair USA, an organization which certifies products as Fair Trade, applauded the move and expressed hope that it would include a provision for fair wages for laborers and farmers.[45] In 2010, Mars Inc. received the U.S. Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence.[46] In April 2010, Mars launched the MyCocoaPaper initiative, which claims to provide economic opportunities to women and families in Indonesia by making paper products out of cocoa bark and recycled office paper.[47]

In 2011, Mars and Fairtrade International announced an agreement to introduce the first Fairtrade labeled Mars product and to work together to enable farmers to have sustainable livelihoods and substantially increased productivity. The first Mars product to carry the Fairtrade mark will be Maltesers, to appear in stores in 2012 in the UK and Ireland.[48]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN6a8PR-jZg

http://dora-vp.m3plus.net/bulgaria/bg/news-press/news/page-7654/

UK: Remembering Jill – Warrior of The Rainbow – Dover Is Still Exporting – But We Will Win !

England

No  Special Reason Today – Just Remembering a True Heroine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ra1DgyTt1T

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFeKx_M-EJ0

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2012/02/08/england-uk-pictures-from-the-jill-phipps-memorail-day-ramsgate-4th-february-2012/

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2012/01/29/uk-england-1st-february-in-memory-of-jill-phipps-15-january-1964-1-february-1995-warrior-of-the-rainbow/

 

Bricks For Bears – (19/7) TARGET REACHED! – Brilliant News – But Dont Stop Buying !

Our recent post to help the Animals Asia campaign:

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2013/07/18/urgent-bricks-for-bears-can-you-help-with-the-purchase-of-1-brick-see-below-for-details/

Conrats everyone; you did it !!

Current total – 4,089 bricks purchased – 19/7 0930hrs GMT.


Sanctuary secured!

You made it happen – 4,000 ‘bricks’!

A bear-sized THANK YOU to all those who bought a ‘brick’ in our China flood appeal. Thanks to your urgent response, we’ve hit our target of 4,000 virtual bricks – and now we can start work on securing our sanctuary!

Soon we’ll be able to secure the damaged river bank. For now, the most urgent work involves keeping the swollen river water within its banks. This means placing sandbags kept in place by PVC tarpaulins at vulnerable and collapsed sections along the bank.

We’re happy to report our brown bears are out of their cages and back digging holes and climbing trees. Thank you for an amazing response.

Donations are tax-deductible in Australia, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, the UK and US.

Are You Finding All Our Posts ? – Checkout ‘Recent Posts’ To Make Sure.

Please note that all of our posts are not always published on the ‘Home’ page.

To see all of our latest posts, scroll down to ‘Recent Posts’ on the right hand side of the page, underneath ‘Categories’ and ‘Recent Comments’.

By going here you will find ALL of our recent posts, including those which have not been given priority location on the ‘Home’ page.

So there may be more posts and reading and actions than you imagined !! – Phew !!

Regards Mark – SAV.

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England: July ‘Elephant Family’ Latest News – Excellent Video To Watch – Then Take Action – All Links Provided In this Post.

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Here is the latest news from the Elephant Family who are based in London, UK.

 

Please watch the excellent video and then send your message to the Indonesian government by clicking on the link given below under ‘Update on Sumatra’.

 

Sign up to get your free e news by clicking on this link –

http://www.elephantfamily.org/how-you-can-help/E-news

 

Website = http://www.elephantfamily.org/

 

Raja’s Fund – in memory of the baby elephant chained to a treehttp://www.elephantfamily.org/what-we-do/campaigns/raja/

 

The following is repeated directly from the Elephant family:

 

Update on Sumatra

 Last month Elephant Family and the Ecologist Film Unit set out to document the extreme threats to the critically endangered Sumatran elephant.

The short and powerful documentary can be viewed here.

Indonesia’s Ministry of Forestry is close to accepting a proposal that would open Aceh’s pristine forest for mining, logging, and palm oil production. Over 1,700 of you have signed a letter to urge them to drop this proposal that would destroy over a million acres of vitally important elephant habitat. Thank you!

If you have not already signed and shared the letter at this link, please do so now, it only takes 30 seconds.

Please TAKE ACTION NOW – tell the Indonesian government to STOP THIS PLAN.

Read more about the Sumatra appeal in this week’s Conservation News.