USA: MFA Exposes MFA Exposes Criminal Animal Abuse at Perdue Farms.

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MFA Exposes MFA Exposes Criminal Animal Abuse at Perdue Farms

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The following is a copy of the letter sent by Nathan.  Please make sure you watch the video (even only once – which shows all the animal abuses) and then please sign the petition – thank you – after all the different expose work undertaken by MFA at different animal facilities; if people still want to eat meat then there is no real answers for them – this is all just clear animal abuse which goes completely against the ‘animal welfare’ crap which these places put out to their customers. 

Watch the video  and see the realities ! – thanks, SAV.

Dear Mark,

The images are heartbreaking, and stomach-turning. A new Mercy For Animals undercover investigation into Perdue Farms has uncovered disturbing cruelty to animals, including a worker stomping chickens to death, and violently kicking birds and throwing them against walls. Our hidden camera also exposed thousands of chickens crammed into windowless sheds forced to live in their own waste and toxic ammonia fumes.

Bred to put on weight faster than their bodies can withstand, most of the birds have problems walking and many succumb to heart attacks. Before going to slaughter, they are grabbed by their legs and violently thrown into crates, suffering broken bones and other injuries. As a result of MFA’s breaking investigation, a Perdue Farms worker has just been arrested and charged with four felony counts of criminal cruelty to animals. This is a historic and groundbreaking legal move on behalf of birds raised for meat.

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But we won’t stop there. Now we’re calling on Perdue—one of the largest poultry producers in the country—to stop paying lip service to animal welfare and implement meaningful policies and oversight at its facilities to end the worst forms of animal abuse.

Please, take a moment to sign our petition calling on Perdue to stop torturing chickens. Then please share the hidden-camera video with friends and encourage them to take action too.

And remember, each of us can vote for a kinder world every time we sit down to eat by choosing humane vegan alternatives to chicken and other animal products.

Sincerely,

Nathan Runkle President.

 

 

Canada: Free Activist Who Gave Water to Dying Pigs and Faces 10 Years in Jail

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Free Activist Who Gave Water to Dying Pigs and Faces 10

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ACTION:  Go to the following Petition link to sign:

http://forcechange.com/149947/free-activist-who-gave-water-to-dying-pigs/?utm_source=ForceChange+Newsletter&utm_campaign=847c7ec7a3-Free_Activist_Who_Gave_Water12_9_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_600a6911b9-847c7ec7a3-278817597

Target: Justin Trudeau, Prime Minster of Canada

Goal: Free the activist who gave water to slaughter-bound pigs.

Anita Krajnc faces up to 10 years in prison for giving water to dying pigs. Her kind offerings are the only comfort the pigs receive before they face an inhumane death behind slaughterhouse doors. Urge Prime Minster Justin Trudeau to stand behind Krajnc and encourage the Ontario Court of Justice to drop the charges.

As a co-founder of Toronto Pig Save, Krajnc participates in daily vigils outside of a local slaughterhouse. The area has come to be known as “Pig Island.” Every day, truckloads of pigs pass through these roads on their way to slaughter. They are crammed into a small metal truck bed and exposed to the elements without consideration of their comfort. The pigs are denied food and water during these transports and suffer in the hot sun. On especially hot days, Krajnc gives water to the thirsty pigs. When the Van Boekel Hog Farms’ slaughterhouse truck stopped, Krajnc saw the pigs suffering and took action. Unfortunately, the truck driver did not approve and filed a police report that same afternoon.

Now, Krajnc faces a criminal mischief charge that carries a $5,000 fine and up to 10 years in prison. This is unacceptable. Sign below to demand that Prime Minster Trudeau stand behind this compassionate activist and encourage the dropping of all of her charges.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Prime Minster Trudeau,

Anita Krajnc is facing up to 10 years in prison for her compassionate care of animals. Her only crime is giving water to a truckload of pigs on their way to slaughter. We demand that you stand in support of Krajnc and encourage the Ontario Court of Justice to drop the charges.

Krajnc is a co-founder of Toronto Pig Save. This organization stands vigil outside of slaughterhouses and comforts the animals before they go to their deaths. Pigs arrive in large metal trucks and are exposed to the hot summers and freezing winters. They are not provided with water or food during this journey. If not for Krajnc and her fellow activists, the pigs would be deprived of these small comforts before their inhumane death behind the slaughterhouse doors.

Compassion should not be rewarded with a prison sentence. We demand that you stand behind Anita Krajnc and encourage the Ontario Court of Justice to drop the charges.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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Compassion should not be a criminal offence !

 

China: Newborn puppies buried alive in China given new lease of life by Animals Asia.

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All photos from Animals Asia

Animals Asia link showing more photos:

https://www.animalsasia.org/uk/media/news/news-archive/newborn-puppies-buried-alive-in-china-given-new-lease-of-life-by-animals-asia.html

Newborn puppies buried alive in China given new lease of life by Animals Asia

10 December 2015

A group of six puppies that narrowly escaped death after being buried alive in China have been given a new lease of life by Animals Asia.

Our vets originally stepped up to help the puppies and their mother who were rescued and cared for by students after being buried alive on a university campus in Lanzhou, western China.

They’re now set to be rehoused with owners in the US and UK.

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The tragedy of the mixed breed puppies caused widespread controversy after the story appeared in the international press. According to media reports, a group of security guards at Lanzhou University of Finance and Economics had buried the stray dogs alive.

A group of students heard dogs barking and, on closer investigation, saw an area of freshly laid turf. They started digging and found the helpless pups, who were thought to be just five weeks old as they were still suckling on their mother, named ‘Bear’.

Chinese media reported that the students, who did not wish to be identified, then cared for the dogs – hiding them in a nearby house and regularly bringing them meals.

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The brilliant Jill with one of the pups

Jill Robinson, CEO and founder of Animals Asia, took up the story:

“As soon as we were alerted to the story our Cat and Dog Welfare team, based in China, contacted Lanzhou University of Finance and Economics to try to track down these incredible young people and the dogs.

“We managed to find them and made contact. Since the rescue in September the students have been taking it in turns to feed Bear while she fed her own pups. We helped by providing dog food and bedding and advising on their care.”

Without round-the-clock supervision, four of the seven puppies went missing in the weeks that followed, although one was later found again.

Jill said:

“Thankfully, Bear and her remaining four puppies are now living at our sanctuary in Chengdu, along with two other puppies the students rescued after they too had been buried alive.

“They’re all currently awaiting rabies vaccinations, neutering and other medical checks, and in the new year will start new lives abroad.

Lord Robin Russell, one of our long time supporters in the UK, contacted us after his wife Lady Stephanie Russell read the story, and he then offered to pay for the dogs to be cared for and rehomed in the UK and the USA, utilising our expertise on the ground to make that happen. Lord and Lady Robin Russell are also expected to adopt Bear and are helping to find homes for the pups.

“We owe a huge debt of gratitude to them for their help and financial aid in making all this happen and making it a happy ending for these traumatised puppies”.

Stray dogs are seen as a problem in China and, while there’s a growing generation of dog lovers in the country, many are still seen as pests. This is because of concerns over rabies and irresponsible dog ownership, for example abandoning dogs and failing to sterilise cats and dogs resulting in over population.

Animals Asia’s Cat and Dog Welfare team met with officials at the Lanzhou University of Finance and Economics, to offer advice on animal welfare and dealing with the issue of stray dogs on campus more humanely.

Jill said:

“The university representative was himself shocked by the incident and said they do not condone animal cruelty – indeed, as an education facility they feel they should promote the concept of caring for all living creatures, and to this end they are investigating the incident to ensure such a thing never happens again.”

The university did, however, express concern for the problem of stray dogs and the long-term potential risks, and agreed to educate and encourage students not to keep pets on campus. In addition, students have welcomed Animals Asia’s offer to neuter and sterilise stray dogs on campus. This will effectively control and reduce the number of strays, and soften the temperament of those remaining, further reducing any health risks to students.

Jill continued:

“China is often in the headlines for questionable practices regards animal welfare, but it is important to recognise that a great many people in China are kind, compassionate and dedicated to caring for animals. These students, and the staff we met with, are no exception. They acted swiftly to rescue the puppies and then dedicated time and effort to caring for them, so we hail them as heroes for their actions. They are a credit to the university and to all animals.”

Grateful thanks to the whole team involved:

    • Emily Gorman – responsible for setting up the protocol, garden, feeding guidelines etc for Team Chubby with Jen’s help

    • Wendy Leadbetter –  researching and coordinating transfer details

    • Annie Ditton, Anni Yaringa and Diana Trawford – care and husbandry

    • Wen Yan – logistics

    • Nic Field

    • Suki Deng

    • Saber

    • Saladin Zhu

    • Saber Zhang

    • Carrot Chen

    • Irene Feng

Animals Asia:

Who we are – https://www.animalsasia.org/uk/about-us/who-we-are.html

Vision and values – https://www.animalsasia.org/uk/about-us/vision-and-values.html

Our work – https://www.animalsasia.org/uk/our-work/

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Jill – Founder of AA, with one of the puppies scheduled to be rehomed in the Uk or USA.