We Are Trying – But Sometimes We get Caught Out. Today Was One Of Those Days !




Dear all;

In addition to this site; on which EVERYTHING is vetted and approved before posting; we also have an SAV Facebook site with very many ‘animal welfare’ members who put out appeals and requests for help; in addition to showing the excellent work they are doing to help animals in need.

Like this site, SAV Facebook should be completely geared towards helping animals, nothing more, nothing less.

We (at SAV) are provided with new SAV Facebook members requests to join up in advance of final approval. We have certain things to go with, and usually you can get a ‘feel’ for the person wishing to join.  Currently on SAV Facebook we have around 1,149 members.


Usaually we do not have any problems and are very keen to welcome new members into the group.  But sometimes; at odd times, you do get someone who applies to join; and despite doing what you can by checking them out a bit in advance, they end up joining for reasons other than animal welfare.

Today we have approved 3 new members – 2 of them we are very keen to welcome; but the latest ‘member’ who was approved tonight  immediately (within 5 minutes) started to load porno video and footage onto the site.

We hopefully stepped in within a few minutes to remove all the footage from SAV Facebook; and also to block the person from ever posting anything more onto the site.

Yup, tonight we were duped – by someone who obviously has no interest in animal welfare; but who wants to infiltrate and show their pervy videos and footage onto the SAV Facebook site.

Hopefully, within an hour of getting approved; this perv has now been completely blocked from future actions.

You see some come and you see some go – life plays out that way.

But we are trying to do basic checks on people and all requests for membership prior to giving them approval to join the SAV Facebook group.  Unfortunately, you always get the odd one who tries to get through in order to put something of no interest to most members onto the site and tonight it happened.

Stick with us; we are trying to validate all people, but sometimes you can be sent a few ‘benders’ to throw you off track during the approval process.  But we can deal with it; and as tonight’s new porno info shows, we can and will take action to remove it asap !

We continue to always welcome new SAV Facebook members requests to join up – we try to deal with them on the same day as the request was made.  So keep on; don’t let this event put anyone off – as we say; people who try to infiltrate for reasons other than animal welfare issues will be blocked as soon as we are able !

I hope this gives you an insight into what we are trying to do on SAV Facebook.We will always continue to welcome new animal welfare supporters to the site; so contact us if you wish to join.

Regards Mark


For all your ANIMAL WELFARE issues !!

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Serbia: Repic Lepic is seriously ill. Please Help if You Can Thank You.

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Please share and help if you can!

Repic Lepic is seriously ill.

He stopped eating a few days ago, he’s rapidly losing weight, his coat is poor and dull and he looks all shaggy and miserable. When he was taken to the vet, it turned out his body temperature was 35.9 C, he was utterly dehydrated and is suspected to have bronchial pneumonia.

He’s been receiving IV fluids for hours every single day since Thursday and is also being given Longaceph and sulphonamide antibiotics.

His nose was totally stuffed up before treatment and it was necessary to clear out the mucus from his throat and nose – as soon as he began to breathe easier, he already looked much more lively.

Repic endured a horrific ordeal and was forced to live through a nightmare during the first five months of his life. While he was living on the street somebody tried to pull his eye out, so he underwent surgery.

His eye has been saved, but the vision in that right eye is gone forever. A few months later, some male cats raped him and he returned home all bruised and bitten. Quite understandably, he is shy, withdrawn and not people friendly, so he only lets strangers touch him when he is very unwell.

Please, help us provide this beautiful kitty boy with all the medical care he needs!

We couldn’t help him avoid suffering what happened when he was little, but we certainly can help him now!

Anything you’re able to contribute towards his care adds up and means a lot!






2 Petitions – Please Support Thank You.


Punish Teenagers Who Tortured and Killed Pelican


Target: Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi

Goal: Demand punishment for group of teenagers who cruelly tortured and killed a wild pelican

A wild brown pelican was sadistically tortured by a group of Florida teenagers before it was suffocated by the smoke of one of the teens’ e-cigarette. Liz Barraco, the spokeswoman of the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, says that one boy aged 17 has been identified to be the instigator of the cruel attack.  All the details from the attack have yet to be revealed, but Barraco says that several teenagers were involved.

The pelican was forcibly held down and the teens blew smoke from an e-cigarette into its beak and eyes. They eventually clamped the pelican’s beak shut multiple times, and since pelicans do not have nostrils, they cannot breathe if their mouths are closed. Sadly, this act resulted in the pelican’s death during the night.

The entire incident was captured on surveillance camera and the incriminating footage will be released after a scheduled court hearing. The main instigator has been charged with violating the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act, which is a second-degree misdemeanor. For adults, this charge would lead to a maximum penalty of $500 and 2 months of jail time, but since the culprit is a minor, he will most likely be enrolled in a diversion program.

Brown pelicans used to be protected as an endangered species, but the population bounced back after the banning of DDT pesticides. Unfortunately, since these birds are large and easily caught, they are still frequent victims of humans. Several pelicans have been discovered with their pouches cut, which renders them incapable of eating. This investigation has yet to be solved. The case of the pelican savagely tortured and killed by a group of teenagers, however, can be closed. Please sign this petition to ensure that the teenagers who committed this heinous crime will be brought to justice and punished.


Dear Pam Bondi,

Brown pelicans have made a remarkable recovery over the years once the DDT pesticide was banned. However, other threats to the species still remain. Pelicans have been mysteriously attacked on numerous occasions by humans. Do not let this become a massive trend. We have to continue protecting the species, even if their population has stabled.

Recently, teenagers were caught on camera torturing a brown pelican by suffocating it with smoke from an e-cigarette. Although the main instigator has been charged, the other participants have yet to be held accountable. Please make sure that all the perpetrators are sufficiently punished for their crimes.


[Your Name Here]


End Horrific Treatment of Sheep at Slaughterhouse


Target: Robert and William Woodward, owners of Bowood Yorkshire Lamb slaughterhouse

Goal: Prevent horrific acts of cruelty against slaughterhouse sheep.

A horrifying video recently came to light that showed workers in a UK slaughterhouse viciously kicking and shoving terrified sheep before slaughtering them. According to a report in Daily Mail, workers are alleged to have burst into laughter while watching a sheep bleed to death, and others were reported to have taunted the animals by waving knives in front of their faces. These acts were discovered after hidden cameras were installed to monitor the behavior of the workers. Although three men were suspended and another fired, the damage from the incident, which reportedly took place in December of 2014, has already been done.

According to Daily Mail, an organization called Animal Aid claimed that UK law had been violated because the workers moved the animals quickly after their throats had been cut; UK law requires workers to hold them for at least twenty seconds. This is a measure to ensure that the animal fully loses consciousness. To add insult to injury, these animals were intended to be slaughtered according to the Islamic tradition of halal, which dictates that animals should be killed quickly, without seeing the blade or witnessing the deaths of other animals. Slaughterhouses need to make sure that there are strict measures in place to prevent workers from engaging in this kind of cruelty.

Please sign this petition to let the owners of Bowood Yorkshire Lamb slaughterhouse know that you would like for them to enact stricter measures to ensure that no more cruelty is inflicted upon animals slated for slaughter.


Dear Robert and William Woodward,

I was appalled to see the recent video that was released online, which shows workers shoving and kicking sheep that were scheduled for slaughter in your facility. According to a report in Daily Mail, “A worker stood on the neck of a conscious sheep, then bounced up and down.” This terrible abuse is unforgiveable. There is no reason why an animal should experience such distress before it is slaughtered. While I commend you for disciplining the workers involved, I also feel that there is much more to be done.

I ask that you please impose stricter measures to ensure that this kind of cruelty never takes place again within your slaughterhouses. This may require thorough background checks and tougher supervision of the workers, but I feel that it would be worth the extra expenses. I trust that you will get this matter straightened out.


[Your Name Here]


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Australia: Can You Take Part In A Quick Live Export Survey ? – Open To ALL Nationalities.


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If you can find the time to help an Australian student with views on the live export trade, then just click and take part in the short survey which can be accessed below – Thanks SAV.

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Above – A live export ship carries Australian animals to death in the Middle East.

Dear Mark

A year 12 student has created this survey on live exports, and we think it’s important that the results they end up with reflect community attitude.

The animals Australia currently exports for slaughter and breeding are sheep, cattle, goats, buffalo and camels. The methods used to slaughter animals are slaughter with stunning, Halal slaughter with reversible stunning, Halal slaughter with no stunning, Kosher slaughter with no stunning and non-Halal, non-Kosher, unstunned street slaughter with added abuse.

The pro-live export mob are onto it already, so we urge you to please take 2 minutes out of your busy day and have your say; just click on the highlighted link above.

In appreciation

Katrina Love

Campaign Manager & Coordinator

Stop Live Exports.

England: A Great News Update From IAR On ‘Budi’ The Baby Orangutan – He Is Coming On In Leaps and Bounds !

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Please go to the IAR site via the following links:



Where you can become a supporter and either donate to adopt Budi and lots more.

You may remember that we recently posted an article on little ‘Budi’, the baby Orangutan who was so very close to death when he was finally taken in by the International Animal Rescue team:


Well now we have had an update from IAR; and the fantastic news is that Budi is really coming on in leaps and bounds ! – he now looks so good you would not even think it was the same tiny animal which was rescued a few weeks ago.

Thank you for your support!


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Dear Mark

I wanted to write to you on behalf of our amazing animal care team and sincerely thank you for your recent donation to International Animal Rescue.

Thanks to you his life is no longer in danger and his health is improving every day. The change in little Budi has been remarkable. From a pitiful creature who was in so much pain that he was unable to move or sit up on his own, he has become an inquisitive young orangutan with a huge appetite for food and a strong will to survive. 

See the latest update on Budi here.

Many people have been moved and inspired by the story of Budi the baby orangutan

Budi has won the hearts of people all over the world and his story has given us an amazing opportunity to raise awareness of our orangutan rescue project in West Borneo.

I am sorry that it has taken us a while to write to you: of course, we have been busy looking after Budi but I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you and let you know that your donation has made a real difference. As you will see from his update, Budi is responding extremely well and, while there is still lots to do, because of your contribution we have been able to provide him with the very best intensive care – I am sure that you will be as delighted as we are with his progress.

I have been asked whether it is possible to adopt Budi and I am very pleased to say we have just completed the adoption package for our new star. I would like to offer you an early opportunity to adopt Budi, and become one of Budi’s “first buddies” – if you will forgive the pun! – before we share this exciting news with the rest of our supporters.

Should you decide to adopt Budi, you can choose either a digital pack or postal pack and you will receive a certificate, factsheet and full colour photo of Budi, followed by regular updates, photos and videos of his progress, accessible via our website.

Please note that the postal packs are still in production and it could be a few days before they are dispatched from the UK. Our digital packs are sent immediately after purchase and make the perfect Valentine’s Day Gift!

Once again, please accept a very heartfelt “thank you” for your support on behalf of Budi and all of us at International Animal Rescue. Our rescue teams out in the field genuinely couldn’t save a single animal without you.

With warm regards.

Yours sincerely

Alan Knight OBE

Chief Executive


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