NL: New Expose and Report From EoA Into UK Sheep Being Exported In Extreme Heat Whilst the UK and EU Politicians Turn Blind Eyes.

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Video footage added 19/9/16.  This is footage of the same trail / investigation:

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Please note all of our international friends that the following information and report (from our friend Lesley at EoA in the Netherlands)  has been sent to some Kent Members of Parliament, and also to Ministers at UK government Defra.  We expect no action to  be taken as always, but wish to show you the continuing support that the British Conservative government gives to convicted criminals under the guise of livestock hauliers such as the Dutchman J. Onderwater who makes up a large part of the following report.

There are government ministers in Defra, and we could name them now; who are conveniently turning a blind eye to all that is going on wrongly in the live animal export trade from the UK (Kent county) into Europe.  Government ignorance in the abuses are reaching crisis level; and so it would appear that in the very near future, further action will be taken.

As you can see in the following link, Mark used to be the KAALE EU rep; and so Onderwater and his illegal activities are very well known to both him and the animal welfare movement of Kent, even if Kent politicians and Defra turn the other way and ignore all the evidence presented to them.  No doubt, Defra will also ignore the report attached from Lesley – Defra have not acted in the past; did not act in the extreme heat of last week, and will no doubt not act in the future.  That is a Conservative government for you.

Here is why Onderwater is a convicted criminal in the UK:

http://www.kaale.org.uk/files/Downloads/KAALE%20Take%20Action%20-%20Kent%20Police%20for%20Kent%20People.pdf

This was proven by KAALE in a UK court of law, when, working in conjunction with Kent Trading Standards (KTS); on 5th July 2010 at Folkestone Magistrates Court, Kent, Onderwater Agneaux BV (Onderwaters company) pleaded guilty to no less than six (6) offences under the Animal Health Act 1981 of causing the transport of sheep in contravention of the Welfare of Animals (Transport) (England) Order 2006 and EU.

It would appear from Lesley’s investigation and report of the (Ramsgate originating) trail in recent weeks, that a leopard never changes its spots. Many instances and examples of EU transport regulations being broken; and a UK government and EU (named Bernard Van Goethem) who continually and completely ignore everything that is sent to them regarding animals abuses.

Can we really expect Mr Van Goethem to act when we have all witnessed his utter lack of guts and actions regarding all the evidence presented to him over the last 6 years of EU animals destined for slaughter in Turkey.

Watch the following videos and decide if you consider there is enough evidence.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udReHkAumrY&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOVtq-M0-Is

 

Just like UK Defra, the EU continues to turn a blind eye to everything that the animal welfare lobby present to them regarding live animal exports. Call it a Conservative UK government, or call it the EU animal transport team headed by ‘Vet’ (yes allegedly a vet) Mr Van Goethem; both are as useless as each other. Onderwater is the winner, protected in his every move by the police of Kent, whilst the Kent citizen and taxpayer cannot get a policeman to visit when their house when required, as 50 or 60 of them are on duty every night at Ramsgate docks protecting this convicted criminal and animal livestock haulier going about his lawful (?) business. Kent police should bow their heads in shame, as should the UK government and the self appointed elite who consider they are most important for animals; but who are utterly ineffective at the EU.

The animal welfare movement of Kent now have a right to gripe and to expose the useless UK government and the EU for what they really are.   The video links above, existing EU regulations for animals in transport, and still we witness video evidence like this for animals destined for Turkey!! EU regulations which ban transporting livestock in extreme heat; utterly ignored by Defra and the UK government. So much for rules !

Here is the link from Lesley’s very recent (Ramsgate) report which involved trailing Onderwater and other Dutch transporters from the port of Ramsgate, here in Kent UK.

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As Lesley says:

Dear EU ad MS officials, highway police, animal-transport organizations and fellow NGOs,

Please find attached a report about a sheep truck coming from the UK and heading via France, Belgium and the Netherlands to a Halal slaughterhouse in Germany, that we inspected in late August during a heat-wave.

We are not asking you to do anything, we have asked the English and Dutch authorities to look into this matter as you can see from the email below.  This is just for your information and to keep you informed of our observations.

With best wishes, Lesley Moffat

Lesley says she does not expect anything to be done – her investigations into Turkey exports in the above videos prove that the EU are useless. UK animal welfare campaigners certainly do not expect the current government to act – they and the EU are two blind peas from the same pod.

Please watch the videos above and decide for yourselves who is right and who is wrong.

Whatever, regardless of the incompetents who are in government, the campaigning will continue and the gathering of utterly clear evidence will continue to be obtained and presented to non- efficient governments and EU officials such as Mr Van Goethem; who has failed to act on the recent Ramsgate report also.

Politicians; well they can turn a blind eye continually; but in the end they can and will be replaced.

That cannot be said for the compassion of the animal welfare campaigner.

 

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Above – an Onderwater transporter enters Dover harbour.  Hardly the best, but Defra think all is good and ok.  Who said about blind eyes ?

 

 

 

 

 

Actions For Lab Primates.

 

Dear Mark,

Around 10,000 non-human primates are used in experiments in the European Union every year. These tests are terrifying, traumatic, and often painful – and it’s time to phase them out.

Will you sign our petition urging EU officials to commit to ending experiments on monkeys?

The scientific world is constantly developing innovative new approaches to research that don’t involve animals – and they’re often cheaper and more reliable than experiments on animals, too. Setting a deadline for ending cruel tests in Europe would encourage even more investment in cutting-edge alternatives to animal testing – while saving thousands of monkeys from a lifetime of suffering in laboratory cages.

The Netherlands has already promised to replace tests on primates with humane, non-animal methods. Now, the European Commission is in the process of updating its policy on the use of primates in experiments, too. This is a key moment to call for change.

Please join more than 25,000 other compassionate people and add your name:

 Sign the Petition 

Thank you for everything you do to help animals.

Sincerely,

The Science Team Campaigner PETA UK

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AirBridgeCargo Airlines reportedly still ships monkeys to be used in cruel and deadly experiments.

The monkeys are crammed into small wooden crates and loaded into dark cargo holds for as long as 30 hours before being imprisoned in cages, cut open, poisoned, crippled, and killed in laboratories.

Considering that most major airlines in the world have already banned this cruel practice, it doesn’t take a pilot’s license to realize that those still shipping monkeys need a new flight path.

Tell AirBridgeCargo Airlines not to take off with monkeys!

For all animals,

 

http://www.airbridgecargo.com/en

 

 

 

 

USA: America’s Obesity Problem Is a National Security Issue.

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America’s Obesity Problem Is a National Security Issue

SAV Comment – Seen many obese Vegetarians or Vegans ? – Eat Animal fats and this is the result.

 

Young people are so out of shape that they’re being turned away from military recruitment centers.

Go to college, get a job, or join the military—those three choices have long been seen as the main paths to becoming a productive member of society. But a new report finds enlisting in the armed services is not an option for most young adults in America.

A full 71 percent of youths and young adults 17 to 24 do not qualify to serve in the military “due to problems with obesity, education, drug abuse, or crime.”

That’s one of the main findings of the 2016 Citizen-Readiness Index, a report released Tuesday by the Washington, D.C.–based youth development nonprofit Council for a Strong America.

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The report crunched data from several sources, including Pew Research Center and the Pentagon, to determine whether young people “are workforce-ready, crime-free, and military-eligible.” At a time when about 30 percent of American kids weigh more than they should and roughly 30 percent of adults are obese, being out of shape has become the biggest obstacle to military enlistment.

“Obesity is one of the major issues we see and plays a role in 31 percent of disqualifications,” Kelli Bland, the chief of public affairs at the U.S. Army Recruiting Command, told TakePart. “If the obesity issue in America increases in the coming years, it could have a detrimental impact on our national security because we may not have enough young people willing and qualified to serve in the armed forces.”

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Other medical or physical problems disqualify another 30 percent of young adults from serving in the Army, as do issues with drug use.

“In addition to these challenges, we are finding that less than one in four of those who are qualified for service have a strong desire to serve,” Bland said.

The point of the report “isn’t to steer kids into a life of military service,” Amy Dawson Taggart, the national director of Mission: Readiness, a coalition of retired military leaders that is affiliated with the council, wrote in an email to TakePart.

Problems that affect the armed forces extend to the rest of America. The qualifications for joining the armed forces—having a high school diploma or a GED, being physically fit, and not having an arrest record—also represent the basics of being able to contribute positively to the community.

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“It begs the question, if you aren’t qualified to serve in the military, what else are you not qualified to do?” retired U.S. Air Force Major General Mike Hall said in the report.

Youths in seven states—Arkansas, Delaware, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, South Carolina, and Tennessee—are least prepared to meet those criteria, according to the report.

“Retired admirals and generals believe that we all have a responsibility to help young people grow up to stay in school, stay fit, and stay out of trouble so that they can succeed at whatever they choose in life, including a career in the military, if that’s what they wish. We want our kids to grow up with options,” Dawson Taggart wrote.

To ensure kids have more options, the report offers policy recommendations for the next Congress and commander-in-chief that reflect “what we’ve known for years: smart, targeted, early interventions can go a long way in preparing our most vulnerable children for success,” wrote Dawson Taggart. That includes investing in “high-quality early childhood education, voluntary parent coaching for first-time teen mothers, and getting junk food out of schools and physical activity back in schools.”

At the same time, states and school districts continue to cut budgets for education—and cutting or eliminating the U.S. Department of Education entirely has been proposed by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, a move that Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton opposes. Yet Dawson Taggart wrote that there is plenty of “broad, strong bipartisan support for initiatives that help young people get the right start in life.”

That support will be essential to ensuring that being able to join the military is an option for future generations.

“We are not under pressure to relax our enlistment standards, and in fact, we are actually focused on increasing the quality of our recruits next fiscal year. With a smaller Army, it is even more important that every individual is fully qualified to serve in the occupation they choose,” said Bland.

http://www.takepart.com/article/2016/09/14/americas-obesity-problem-national-security-issue?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2016-09-14