UK: League Against Cruel Sports Membership Increases By A Massive 30% In Just One Year.

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I am proud to have been a member of the LACS for what ?, some 25 years or more.

Hunting is nothing but very bad news for beautiful animals; and the ban on hunting introduced in the UK over 10 years ago was just the best thing ever.  It is wonderful to see the latest news that membership has increased by a massive 30% in just the last year alone; again supporting and showing the wishes of the vast majority of the British public, that there is only one place for hunting to exist – and that is in the History books !


Above – the result of a Hunters Day Out in Kent – Pre the Ban.

Here below you will find several links to the LACS website showing all areas of their work:

Regards Mark.

Please watch the video featuring Dave Spikey – British comedian:

This is a few years old now, and has been included mainly to show what happened in the past.  In spite of what Dave says in the video (correct at the time it was made), things are now looking good for the anti-hunt campaigners; with political opposition for a return to hunting increasing all the time; even from members of the Conservative Party, who have in the past always been known as a pro-hunt party..


League Membership Has Grown by 30% in the Last Year 

We know that the vast majority of the British public is against hunting, and we are delighted to have seen a huge surge in membership in the past year. The more members we have, the louder our voice and the stronger we stand!

We need as much support as possible – will you consider becoming a League member today?

Check out the following link if you are considering becoming a League member –

LACS Campaigns –

Who are the LACS –

News and Opinion –

Donate to the League –

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USA: After a Decade in the Red, American Beef Consumption Is in the Black – But Don’t Get Sick and Need Antibiotics !!


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After a Decade in the Red, American Beef Consumption Is in the Black

More than anything, price determines what kind of meat is consumed in the U.S.


Mar 29, 2016

Tove Danovich is a journalist based in New York City.


After nearly a decade of cutting back on steaks, burgers, and pot roast, Americans’ red meat consumption will rise for the first time since 2006, the USDA estimates. The spike seems to contradict the rising popularity of vegan grain bowls and cult veggie burgers. Some activists have even attributed years of declining meat consumption to the popularity of Meatless Monday. Does that really mean Americans have decided red meat is good for us again?

Over the years, nutritionists have driven home the idea that there are “good fats,” such as those from nuts and avocadoes, and “bad fats”—the saturated or trans fats that raise cholesterol and can be found in red meat. In 2015, the World Health Organization released a report stating that processed meats could cause cancer. An advisory committee for the new Dietary Guidelines initially recommended telling consumers to cut down on their intake of processed and red meats—a note that was deleted from the final version.

It is cost, however, not public health concerns, that appears to hold sway over whether or not Americans eat red meat today.

Overall, the dietary advice around red meat hasn’t changed significantly. What has shifted is the price of beef. As the years-long droughts in the West, and in Texas in particular, begin to ease (though California isn’t out of the woods yet), water-intensive beef production has been on the rise. The most recent data from the USDA show the highest number of cattle since 2011, and with that increase comes low prices. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, ground beef hasn’t been this cheap since July 2014, though at almost $4 per pound, it’s still more expensive than it was pre-drought, when prices were less than $3 per pound.

RELATED:  The Veggie Burger Boom Is Finally Making Vegetarian Food Cool

A year after fast-food chains were pushing less-water-intensive chicken, restaurants are now taking advantage of the low beef cost, with promotions and new menu items, Bloomberg reported. Wendy’s and Burger King are both offering full meals of a drink, fries, and a burger (as well as chicken nuggets at Wendy’s and nuggets and a cookie at Burger King) for $4. Chili’s is offering a cheaper steak as an option for its two-for-$20 dinners.

Even outside the world of fast food, restaurants are seeing their food costs fall. Beef or steak dishes can cost a restaurant up to half the menu price for ingredients versus a pasta dish, which may have a food cost of only 18 percent, Forbes reported. Even a decline of $1 per pound makes a big difference to a restaurant’s tight margins.

But for many farmers, that Americans are eating red meat again doesn’t matter as much as what kind of meat they’re eating. As hog farmers are fond of saying, if a pig were made of pork chops, they’d all be rich. The same goes for cows and rib eyes. When beef prices went up, retailers focused on ground beef—mostly in the form of hamburgers—to keep customers coming in, financial services group Rabobank found.

Especially during a recession, diners gravitate to the $10 burger over the $30 steak. But steak, with its high margins, is where the money is made in the beef industry. Owing to the increased demand for hamburgers, “ground beef prices were up 87.5 percent, compared to 45 percent for steak,” between March 2010 and March 2015, Quartz found. “You don’t raise animals for ground beef,” Jamie Schweid, executive vice president at burger chain Schweid & Sons, told Quartz. “We want middle meats to be in demand.”

Though it might initially make sense to cut down on the steaks and grind more of each cow into ground beef, the numbers are precarious. In the food-service industry, ground beef accounts for 63 percent of beef sales by volume but only 37 percent of total revenue. In retail sales, it’s 49 percent of volume and 39 percent of sales. An increase in ground beef would cause an even bigger hit to the cattle industry than it’s already taken.

Poultry and lean meats are still a much higher percentage of American meat consumption than red meat. Like any increase in consumption based on lower prices, it’s likely that people will stop eating meat again once prices rise. It’s not a trend so much as a temporary phenomenon.

Meanwhile, total meat consumption is still in free fall. Red meat may temporarily have a larger slice of the pie, but the pie itself continues to shrink.


Further reading for meat eaters –lets hope they don’t get sick ! –

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The Animal Welfare Movement Have Been Saying It For Many Years, But Does Anyone Listen Or Act ? – Maybe Now When ‘Important Officials’ Get Sick, They Will !

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Above – Employees give a vaccination shot to a chicken at an hatchery in Mangaon, south of Mumbai, India. (Photo: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)

Mar 30, 2016

Willy Blackmore is TakePart’s Food editor.


The problem with antibiotic use in agriculture is pretty clear: The overuse of drugs in raising livestock is contributing to the rise of antibiotic-resistant infections—and that’s led high-ranking officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to declare the end of antibiotics.

But with nearly all of the major domestic poultry suppliers working toward an antibiotic-free future, and everyone from public health organizations to the president talking about the risks of overusing drugs in livestock production, we finally seem to be having grown-up conversations about antibiotic resistance in the U.S.

Drug-resistant bacterial diseases have little concern for international borders, however, and as the growing global middle-class demands more and more meat, rising production is leading to rising antibiotic use around the world. According to one study published last year in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, antibiotic use is expected to double in Brazil, Russia, China, South Africa, and India thanks to an increased appetite for meat.

In India, where about a third of the population is vegetarian and the majority of those who do eat meat do not consume beef, chicken is often the animal protein of choice. Consumption has increased 14-fold since 1985, according to Bloomberg, which revealed in a story published Tuesday that the rising demand has led to very concerning uses of antibiotics by Indian poultry companies. The story—headlined “Antibiotic Apocalypse Fear Stoked by India’s Drugged Chickens”—reports that five antibiotics regularly used in human medicine, including two the World Health Organization deemed “critically important,” are routinely given to broiler chickens at the behest of poultry companies.

The story’s claims that antibiotics used in human medicine are given to chickens are refuted by the SR Group, which contracts with the farmers who were interviewed for the story.

“Nobody uses antibiotics unnecessarily because we are professionals,” Ravinder Reddy, the technical director of SR Group, told Bloomberg. “We are not illiterate farmers. We know what we are doing.”

But with chicks receiving a variety of antibiotics starting shortly after they hatch, this kind of heavily medicated poultry production is likely contributing to the rising problem of drug resistance observed in India and elsewhere around the world. According to a 2015 study that tracked resistance around the globe, three separate classes of antibiotics are now only 20 percent effective when used to treat a number of E. coli strains.

As World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan told Bloomberg,

The world is on the brink of losing its miracle cures.”



Serbia: MOLY´S LIFE IS IN OUR HANDS! – Please Help NOW – Even 1 Euro Will Help Reach The Target.

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We have already collected 190 out of 330 Euros required.

Please help us to get the rest.

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Something eerily like this has not been seen for a long time!

So many endangered stray dogs have passed through the ´´Beban´´, most of them are successfully recovered thanks to the good people who had helped them. njima.

Nevertheless what was seen last week transcends all boundaries of humanity! After alerting images of a half alive dog wandering streets of Bor, and thanks to the few good people who had kept a dog and called the members of ´´Beban´´, poor baby was urgently taken to the vet who also confirmed that something like this, so sad and miserable had not seen in his whole life!

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Poor dog was counting the minutes of her life:(((((((((((((((
It is an older female, malnourished, living skeleton with wounds on her body and one eye that has already been affected by gangrene. Every time we touched her she moaned, barely standing on her feet, frightened and distrustful.

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She received adequate therapy, an eye surgery will be done if she recovers a bit, in this condition she would not survive operation. We pray for her, to overcome this and move on, monitoring her status from hour to sat. Currently she is on home treatment.
We beg all of you who follow her story from day one and who care about MOLY (dog´s name) to help ´´Beban´´ to pay the costs of her treatment!
No amount is small!







England: A Few Changes.


Well as you can see, we have now had a play around with the site layout a bit – we hope you like. We have now upgraded the system which will allow us to download and use about 5 times as many images as we have so far; plus the extra ability to give unlimited video link access.

We consider that it is money well spent to improve the site – it was very much a necessity as we were getting near to using all our space available. We may play around with colour and font changes over the next few weeks in order to try out different styles – but whatever we will now have the ability to put masses more onto the site for the future.

It has been a difficult few weeks and at one point the future of the site / continuing was in question. But hopefully now with a new style and presentation we can get down to publishing a lot more. Please get all your connections to visit us when they have time. And remember, you can select and browse through all our previous posts from years gone by by simply selecting any month of any year from the list on the left side of the site.

Best regards – Mark.



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USA: ‘Serbia 2’ or Death By 100 Cuts – Why Is The US Taking Down the Entire Foundation of Wildlife Protection in America ?


Dear Mark,

You and I are facing a crisis that could literally doom hundreds of wildlife species.

Extremists in Congress have declared outright war on the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the very foundation of our nation’s commitment to rescuing threatened and endangered wildlife.

As of this writing, anti-wildlife extremists have introduced nearly 100 legislative measures in Congress aimed at wiping out wildlife protections. And many of these measures are advancing!

If the extremists win, wildlife will die. Many species will decline. Some may even go extinct.

Your urgent gift to Defenders of Wildlife provides the resources we need to protect the wildlife you and I love.

Nearly 100 anti-wildlife legislative measures that could doom hundreds of wildlife species have been proposed this Congress. Some of these measures, like wolf delisting, have passed the full House and gone on to the Senate for consideration!

If these proposals become law:

  • Critically imperiled animals like the northern long-eared bat will never be listed as endangered;

  • Gray wolves will be vulnerable to the whims of wolf-hating states like Wyoming [Passed by full House 2/26/16];

  • Loopholes will allow sea otters and other listed animals to be killed with impunity;

  • And illegal ivory will continue to flow into this country, while elephant poaching will continue to decimate herds [Passed by full House 2/26/16].

Make no mistake, they’re not just targeting specific animals anymore – they’re trying to take down the entire foundation of wildlife protection in America.

Mark, I ask myself this every day – what will we tell our children if they inherit a world without the diversity of life we ourselves inherited?

Without the Endangered Species Act, many of these species may be lost forever.

We’re fighting back. And with you at our side, I am confident that we, and the wildlife we all love, will win.

Please help with a generous donation today.

Thanks for all your help.


Jamie Rappaport Clark President, Defenders of Wildlife

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