England: London and Ramsgate (Kent) – Animals In War – Rememberance Sunday 2016.

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Above and below – Pictures of the London Memorial.

Subject: Animals in War Memorial Remembrance Sunday 13th November 2016.

 

18 million horses killed in the First World War along with a quarter of a million pigeons, thousand of rats and hundreds of dogs. They did not give their lives, their lives were taken from them.

 

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Animals in Wars past and present memorial on Remembrance Sunday 13th November at War Memorial Albion Gardens Place Ramsgate CT11 8HQ at 2pm.

Please bring wreaths and flowers to honour our animal brothers and sisters slaughtered in human wars.

Finish with meet up at Belgian Bar.

 

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VLUU L100, M100 / Samsung L100, M100

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Above ‘War Horse’ – The film. See trailer below.

 

 

 

 

USA: Time For Americans To Stand Up For The Environment – NRDC.

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Mark,

Shock and disappointment. Like you, that’s how all of us here at NRDC are feeling after witnessing last night’s election results.

Hillary Clinton, a climate champion, lost. Donald Trump, who embraces fossil fuels, has vowed to roll back the Paris accord and calls climate change a hoax, has won. Feeling shell-shocked is an appropriate response.

But we will not let that shock linger or, worse yet, turn to despair. We are going to transform it into concrete, planet-affirming action.

Know this: NRDC will fight for our environment, for our climate, and for our shared clean energy future — harder than we ever have fought before.

Donald Trump ran on one of the most stridently anti-environment platforms of any recent major-party nominee, but now he is the president-elect.

Analysts will sort out why people pulled the lever for this man. However, this much is equally clear. Whatever Americans voted for, it was not to turn back the clock on the environmental progress we’ve achieved over the last eight years under President Barack Obama.

It was not to continue allowing big polluters and their climate-denying allies in Congress to pillage our natural heritage and our planet for profit. It was not to walk away from the Paris climate agreement, the promise of clean energy and desperately needed progress on fighting climate change here at home. And it certainly was not to deny our fellow Americans their basic right to safe drinking water, clean air and healthy communities simply because of their income or skin color.

So it’s time for every American — Republican, Democrat and Independent alike — to stand and defend our environment and health.

Yes, today shock will prevail. But prepare yourself, because tomorrow the battle for all the environmental values we hold dear will begin. And we must be ready.

You can take heart from this: over the past 45 years, thanks to your support, we have fought — and won — uphill battles before. We succeeded in stalling, blocking or sinking the worst attempts by past presidents like George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan, senators like Mitch McConnell and congressmen like Newt Gingrich to dismantle some of our nation’s most cherished environmental laws… to privatize our public lands… to open our treasured wild places to destruction at the hands of the oil, mining and logging industries.

And let me tell you, the Trump administration will have to contend with an NRDC that wields a far more potent combination of grassroots activism, courtroom power, lobbying expertise and media outreach than we ever have had before.

Donald Trump will also have to contend with the over 2.4 million NRDC members and activists who will not tolerate selling out our environment, our health, our natural resources and our children’s future for profit and extreme ideology. And on the issue of catastrophic climate change — the defining challenge of our generation — failure is not an option.

In the meantime, we must ensure that President Obama — who has become an inspired and inspiring climate champion — does whatever he can in the remaining 70 days of his presidency, to put in place even tougher safeguards for our climate, our public lands and our wildlife.

In the weeks ahead, I will report back to you in more detail on NRDC’s action plan for defending our environment during the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency — and beyond.

But I can share one key element of that plan right now: You. We’re counting on you to stay the course with NRDC. We need your outrage. We need your focus. We need your activism. We need your support. Are you in?

Sincerely,

Rhea
Rhea Suh
President, NRDC

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Above – Los Angeles.

“Donald Trump would ‘cancel’ Paris climate deal,” BBC, 05-27-16 http://act.climatetruth.org/go/1418?t=5&akid=5096.20612.L8a43r

“Trump just proposed ending all federal clean energy development,” ThinkProgress, 11-04-16
https://act.climatetruth.org/go/1419?t=7&akid=5096.20612.L8a43r

“The Environmental Implications of a Trump Presidency,” ThinkProgress, 05-26-16
https://act.climatetruth.org/go/1420?t=9&akid=5096.20612.L8a43r

Trump’s energy policies would accelerate climate change, protect corporate polluters who profit from poisoning our air and water, and block the transition to clean energy that is necessary to strengthen our economy and protect our climate and health,”

Tom Steyer, a billionaire environmental activist, told Reuters.

 

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9/11/16.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/09/donald-trump-president-policy-immigration-agenda-healthcare

 

We have had the following (below) through this morning; and to be honest, we agree with much of it.  But the American people have voted in a democracy; now they face the future under Trump leadership.

We see nothing positive for US animal welfare about the last days events.  With wildlife killing sons, will Wolves and Coyotes be given better protection as they try to move South and breed in the West ? – no; no doubt there will be better legislation for hunters and wildlife killers – US wildlife has witnessed a very black day.

 

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And knowing some of Trumps ‘advisors’; we will probably see a return to more or less nationwide ‘Ag Gag’ which will wipe over animal suffering in slaughterhouses etc and instead allow prosecution of those brave souls who go undercover to get the footage of abuse and animal suffering.

America; you have elected him; so now you sit and endure the political policies from a man who has no political experience; protecting gun owners and users; disregarding the environment and effectively only taking care of himself and his kind.  Of course, you are all billionaires with top rate healthcare and all that; so no worries !!.

In Europe’s view, a very sad day.

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Dear Mark,

We have woken up this morning to the most shocking news. An extreme nationalist has won the US presidential election on a campaign filled with racism, misogyny and hatred.

This is a very frightening day, first and foremost to people of colour and other minorities living in the United States. We express our solidarity with them, and urge them to stay strong and united through this nightmare.

But we need to do more than mourn. This election result is the consequence of decades of ‘market knows best’ economics, through which ordinary people have been valued only for their ability to make the richest richer still, and everything we value has been turned into a commodity to be traded in the global marketplace.

Inequality has soared to unprecedented levels, communities have been hollowed out, their voices marginalised, the planet is being pillaged and burnt – all in the name of profit. And when, in 2008, this system was demonstrated to be utterly unsustainable by the collapse of the banks, the poorest were forced to pick up the tab, while the super rich went about their business as usual.

Trump provides no answer to these problems. He is himself a billionaire tax avoider who flaunts his ill-gotten wealth as a badge of honour. But he has successfully played on the unhappiness and frustration of millions of people in the most despicable way imaginable. He has fuelled a wave of hatred aimed at those already marginalised and discriminated against.

That’s why the markets and elites will try to come to terms with Trump. But we cannot. We will resist everything he stands for. But we can only do that by building something better. Only in a society in which everyone has their needs met and which is built on openness, on community and on equality, can we truly defeat these ideas.

On a day like today, we can all feel weak and powerless. But by coming together we can be powerful. We’ve seen this only recently in our campaign to beat TTIP, the biggest trade deal the world has ever seen, despite the concerted efforts of an army of corporate lobbyists. And we see it in countless examples across the world from landless struggles in Latin America to those against sweatshops in south Asia and agribusiness in Africa. We win small victories every day.

We believe the humanity inside us will win out – if we stay strong, stay safe and stay together.

Thank you for your support.

Nick Dearden
Director of Global Justice Now

 

Archie – More News – and Positive !

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Regarding our very recent post asking if anyone has any news about Archie, (click on this link to see our original of 2011):

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2011/08/28/serbia-a-terrible-case-of-suffering-inflicted-on-a-young-stray-street-dog-archie-his-abuser-must-be-found-and-punished-imprisoned-in-accordance-with-serbian-legislation/

 

we have been provided with some positive news from one of our friends.

To keep it brief, we will show you the information that we have been sent in Italics below:

 

Message: Hi Mark

 

According to the news published in the Serbian media (http://img.blic.rs/vesti/aktuelno/vest/pas-arci-kome-su-odsecene-sape-sada-udomljen-u-italiji/23414.phtml):
on December 20, 2011 the dog Arci was adopted in Italy.


Arci was transferred to Italy by the international animal welfare organization S.O.S. ANIMALI, based near Rome.

After getting used to new environment, Archie will get special prostheses with which he will be able to walk. – said Natasa Vukmirovic, president of the association LJUDI ZA ŽIVOTINJE (HUMANS FOR ANIMALS).
For more info, contact:
Natasa Vukmirovic on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/ljudi.za.zivotinje.bg

I hope Arci is much loved, and will always be well taken care of.
Desanka.

 

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Time: November 9, 2016 at 8:04 am

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So fingers crossed that everything is still going well for Archie and that he has found help and a safe new home with care in Italy.  We want to thank Desanka for taking time out to give us an update of the situation.

This positive news has also been sent to our contact in Sweden who first contacted us with concerns, asking if Archie had been returned to the streets.  In a private e mail we said that we thought this would be very unlikely given the seriousness of his injuries; and from what we now know, this was the case and hopefully all is still good for Archie.

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