UK: Independence Day.

UPDATE 25/6/16 – Junker tries bully tactics to get his own way and stop the world seeing his EU failings !

‘Get out as soon as possible’ Jean-Claude Juncker gives UK marching orders post-EU vote

To leave the EU, the ‘leaving’ nation has to implement Article 50 of the EU Treaty of Lisbon, which then gives them 2 years to negotiate leaving terms. –

From what we see and hear in the UK today, Article 50 can only be started by the nation which is leaving, not by the EU.

They can pressure the leaving country, but they cannot start Article 50.  It has never happened before – the UK leave is the first time.

Juncker is attempting to put the UK under pressure because he is aware that there is a lot of bad feeling throughout the EU member states about the way in which the EU is being run and where it exactly is going.

At the same time, leaders fear that Brexit could trigger a domino effect as the bloc without Britain becomes less attractive to liberal, rich northern states such as Denmark and the Netherlands, where demands are growing for copy-cat plebiscites.

This management is his responsibility and he does not want to be seen as someone who does not have control – hence the ‘marching orders’ he is now giving.  Note he is not implementing Article 50; because as we say, that is started by the leaving state only when it is ready to implement.  Each day that Article 50 is NOT implemented, more people become aware of the massive failings of the EU and those controlling it.  Junker does not want the world to see this, hence his tone.  See below to get our view (twice – live Turkish exports and Serbia) to see just how the EU IGNORES the wants of the EU citizen.  The EU does nothing – no wonder Junker does not want the world to see this !

Well, the UK will implement Article 50 when the UK is ready – and Mr Junker will have to face the music until that happens, which could be another 3-4 months, only when a new Prime Minister is elected in the UK and ready to take up the very important negotiations of leaving.



Well it has all been happening here (in the UK) during the last 18 hours.  We cannot post on all events as things are happening so quickly.

The UK has now voted to leave the EU and we saw the Prime Minister David Cameron say that he is resigning at around 8am this morning.

The UK has now sent a clear message to Europe; and to be honest, we don’t think the EU was really expecting a UK leave.  Everyone has been taken by surprise; especially EU leaders as the UK vote out now sets a precedent for In / Out votes in many other EU nations – Denmark, The Netherlands and France to name just 3.  Angela Merkel is attempting to play down the situation as expected, but it can be said that the UK exit vote is not going to do her political campaigning in the EU any good at all.

Many UK citizens who voted to leave the EU based their decisions on a few facts:

–   They are not listened to by the UK (their own) government

–   They are never listened to by un elected hierarchy at the EU – Commissioners and others


We sent a letter to the EU Enlargement Commissioner (Hahn) regarding Serbian strays and other animal welfare issues for future new EU member states. This is what we got back:

Your message

   To: HAHN Johannes (CAB-HAHN)
Subject: UK In Out ?
Sent: 19 May 2016 23:06:35 (UTC+01:00) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris

 was deleted without being read on 20 June 2016 08:03:08 (UTC+01:00) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris.


The bankers at the city of London have been responsible for the 2008 crash which put the country into recession.  The bankers were bailed out to whatever they needed by the government; the man on the street was not.  So now the man on the street is getting his revenge – at both the UK government, The EU politicians and the London City bankers.

And the common man of the UK has won – with major resignations in government and the city bankers going into total mayhem.

In the UK today we have a new ‘Independence Day’ – freedom from the useless regulations of the EU and its non elected importants.  Why worry EU, soon you will have Serbia to calm all your concerns.


The Human Liberation from the EU has started!

The German Chancellor is outraged.
Who would have thought?
The loss of her strongest partner is reality.
And when all this was not bad enough, Cameron, her faithful servant, announces his resignation.

The dirty German media already starts the day with catastrophe reports: the Dax falls by ten percent off! The market is about to crash!
As if the average citizen would have made a gain in the DAX ever make a profit.

The Netherlands sign indirectly as the next exit candidate and Norway also looks not good.
Merkel made a statement, calling the 27 EU Member States “to analyze and evaluate the situation with calm and reason”.

The number 27 is only on paper, because the three mighty already met.
“The EU is strong enough” ends the Chancellor her favorite “1001 – Nights” tales for useful idiots.

We, who fight for the rights of animals, tried to help EU.
We have given her time, we have shown tolerance and understanding, when and where the lengthy processes have demanded it.
We have been waiting for a response years, we have given EU time.
We got in response indifference, ignorance, contempt.

Certainly are thousands of people who voted for the Brexit, the same people who signed for the 8hours campaign.
They feel betrayed, cheated and exploited by the EU.

The EU has understood after the Brexit that we have lost confidence in it.
And it has done everything that this confidence finally disappears.
Our struggle for exploited, suffering, mistreated animals has been ignored and betrayed.
The suffering of animals, especially the “livestock”, proves in transports, in slaughterhouses, on farms, that the EU has no right to exist.
It is the Hangman of the animals.

Brexit has been just the beginning.
There will be others as well, and they come soon!
The time of useful idiots is over.


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England: SAV Write To Very Good Animal Welfare MEP On The EU In Out Referendum Today – See More Below.


23/6/16 – well voting has now commenced in the UK regarding its future in or out of the EU.

Reporting restrictions have been enforced until the polls close at 10pm tonight.  A result should be known by breakfast time (or soon after) on 24/6/16.

We have had several mails from Members of the European Parliament (MEP) who want us to remain in the EU and inform us how fantastic the EU is for animals welfare.  There are some issues (cosmetics and seal fur for example) where EU wide legislation has made a difference.

But UK groups have fought, are fighting, and will continue to fight for animal welfare improvements ANYWHERE whether the UK is in or out of the EU – and that is a simple fact.

Many UK major groups have histories which go back to being formed 100 years ago or more – pre EU days; so we are not going to pack our bags and go home to watch the tv now.  The campaigns continue regardless; in or out.

On a more personal / group level, we are really not witnessing anything positive for animals in transport, or for Serbian animals when it comes to the future and what the EU could do for them.  Hopefully we have shown this a bit over the past 11 years on this site.  For example, the situation for live EU animals being exported to Turkey is disgusting; and we feel for Lesley that her meeting with the EU Commission did not go a lot better last week.

Good EU citizens in their thousands (millions for live export 8 hours) want change; but the non elected EU Commissioners say ‘no’ – so that’s how it remains; the wishes of one person as opposed to the wishes of several million.

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8 hours – The petition

At the heart of this campaign is a petition calling for an end to long-distance transport and a reduction of the maximum overall journey time to 8 hours. Organisations large and small as well as many committed individuals all over Europe helped to collect signatures.

The petition was handed in to Brussels in June 2012, signed by 1,103,248 EU citizens.

The EU is out of touch with the real world.  On the following link you will find Mark’s new letter to Alan Smyth MEP (in Scotland) regarding our views on the e mail he sent to us asking us to ‘remain in for animals’.  Lets be clear – Mr Smith is a very GOOD animal welfare person who works hard for welfare.  He is an MEP, but for UK membership we cannot agree with him on how brilliant the EU has been for animals.  We hope that Mark’s letter makes this fairly clear.

We have sent our response to Alan Smyth, but do not expect a reply soon as he is obviously very busy with referendum work.  We have in this instance a difference of opinion, but we can still work together for improvements for animals (in our outside of the EU) and we can still have full respect for each other.  It just happens that in this current case, we do not agree with what the EU has done.

Regards – for the animals – Mark


Please see my latest letter here:

Alyn Smith





UK: 23/6/16 – Decision Day !!

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23/6/16 – Decision Day.

It will be a very close competition.

Letting the UK take back control of its own destiny or letting non elected EU Commissioners and other nations decide on its future ?




England: Anti Hunt Groups Gain Video Footage Of Live Fox Cubs Being Used To Train Hunting Hounds.


It has always gone on all the time hunting existed to give hounds their ‘blood lust’ and feel for killing – and still the Countryside Alliance who support hunting claim they knew nothing about it !

But now the anti hunt groups have the footage on film.



Serbia: Appeal 21st June.

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Over 30 our dogs have huge debt for their treatment, drugs, surgeries, staying in clinic, vaccination, various interventions… Debt is €350.

Please help, because we will not be able to treat them if we don’t pay our debt.

In photo gallery of youcaring you could see some of our dogs and invoices for everything.

Please help us to help them.

Donations please to

Check out more at

Thank you.


EU Commission Ignores Info Sent By EU Citizens.


We sent a letter to the EU Enlargement Commissioner (Hahn) regarding Serbian strays and other animal welfare issues for future new EU member states. This is what we got back:

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Your message

   To: HAHN Johannes (CAB-HAHN)
Subject: UK In Out ?
Sent: 19 May 2016 23:06:35 (UTC+01:00) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris

 was deleted without being read on 20 June 2016 08:03:08 (UTC+01:00) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris.

Such is the EU Commissions views on the EU citizen.

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Thursday 23rd June 2016 – UK / EU vote day.

UK: Special Appeal To UK Residents – Vietnam Waives VISA’s For UK Visitors; But Tell Them No Way To Visit Until They Stop Slaughterhouse Abuse.

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 IMPORTANT NOTE – VISA EXEMPTION FOR OTHER NATIONALITIES.  See the following but note timescales is short.

Not just exemption for UK – see the following:

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The visa exemption for

British, German, French, Spanish and Italian citizens travelling to Vietnam for a period of up to 15 days (single entry and not returning within 30 days) is applied from 01 July 2015 to 30 June 2016.  Up to now, the Embassy has not received any information on extension of this policy.


Further to our recent posts regarding Australian cattle being killed by the use of sledgehammers in Vietnam, we now send out an important message to all UK residents.

We understand from our friends at Animals Australia, that Vietnam wants more United Kingdom residents to visit. In fact, they’ve just waived VISA requirements hoping you do.

They consider UK visitors important – so we need UK residents to act now.

The Vietnamese government will be very sensitive to feedback from you (UK residents) about the brutal sledgehammering to death of animals in their slaughterhouses as exposed by AA.

Our recent post links include:


UK residents can send an e mail to the Vietnamese embassy in the UK, and also to the Vietnamese Tourist Board informing them that (you) will only ever visit nations that have full respect for animals; which does clearly NOT involve the use of sledgehammers for killing as exposed by AA.

Inform the Vietnamese that until they tidy up their act and treat animals respectfully and in accordance with 21st Century procedures, YOU WILL NEVER consider visiting Vietnam regardless of the VISA changes it has currently introduced.

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E mail the following please:

London Embassy –    

Vietnamese Tourist Board –

The message needs to be polite but a simple one –

abuse animals, no visit.

Change and expect future visits.  Simple !!

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