Unlocking the Cage.



Unlocking the Cage follows animal rights lawyer Steven Wise in his unprecedented challenge to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans, by filing the first lawsuits that seek to transform a chimpanzee from a ‘thing’ with no rights to a ‘person’ with legal protections.



It Changed Species.


In March 2003, the animal rights organization PETA wanted to transfer its broadcast “Holocaust on your plate” from the USA in Germany: “” Holocaust in Ihrem Teller “. Peta wanted to protest with seven posters against the suffering of mast animals.

One of the posters presented a photograph of corpses of prisoners in concentration camps opposite to a heap of slaughtered pigs.

Another placard showed, under the heading “For the Animals, are all people Nazis” prisoners in a row of high beds opposite to choked chickens in live batteries.

“The concept of this campaign goes back to the Jewish Nobel Prize laureate Isaak Bashevis Singer, who said that when it comes to the animals, everyone becomes a Nazi, for the animals is every day Treblinka“, said Harald Ullmann, head of RETA Germany. The ex-president of the Central Council of the Jews, Paul Spiegel, had filed against this campaign. A court in Berlin gave him right and so is banned the campaign in April 2004, in Germany. The European Court of Human Rights confirmed the ruling against the spread of such motifs in Germany, in March 2009.

Nevertheless, the road to the slaughterhouse is the road to Auschwitz.

In this world there is a system of exploitation, cruelty and murder, which can only be measured with the Fascism of the Third Reich. If at that time this system has demanded 6 million Jews (and not Jews) from 1941 to 1945, today this system, our system, has no end, it regenerates itself and incessantly and destroys every day millions of living beings.

Everything, what the Nazis have done to the Jews, we practice now with animals! The same factory of extermination, as at that time in Auschwitz, is now practiced with animals. And we know it.

Today, more than ever, we are informed about the cruel experiments on animals, about the cruel daily executions in slaughterhouses and farms, about the Dachau Schelters for streams. And nevertheless, we walk around as if we were not to blame, as if it is normal and natural to consume violence and death. All the meat and animal products consumers stand on the side of the executioner.

They pay the meat-mafia with their money, they support them. For the animal- holocaust does not bear the fault a small fascist oligarchy, as in the time of national socialism. Consumers pay for the conservation of this system, which consists of torture and death, in slaughterhouses, in farms, in experimental laboratories.

If we know that this world consists of victims and executioners, our task is to act morally and not to cooperate with the executioners.


with my best regards

My cat Blanquita.

My cat, Blanquita, is not beautiful, I must admit it!

She came as third member to my other two animal partners, Cordino and Papardella, two pure Siamese findings from the “Rescue service for animals”, two cats with incredible beauty and wonderful character.
These were saved narrowly by a field with asparagus, where had been tossed in the winter by 10 degrees below zero, being both just fourteen days and almost dead.
Although they had (and still have) serious harm with their health, many people wanted to get them. But the rescue service (with which I had previously worked in the past because of wild animals) asked me to I take them, to avoid anyone abusing them for breeding.

Blanquita had a similar biography, but no one wanted Blanquita, because she was not beautifull.
My oldest cat Caruso was just dead, with 18 years, and I decided to add in my family a third, new partner. I told the organisation, this time I would decide alone.
They agreed.
When I entered in the room I saw just about seven cats, the most of them were breed cats.
In one corner I saw Blanquita, white with grey dots and a vulgar brown “curtain” over her left eye, which reduced her aesthetically very much.
Immediately she came near me, fell back, put her foot of my hair and whispered to me something, that nobody else listened, except me: “take me from here, and you will see that we will be happy together”!

And so it happened!
Since then, Blanquita and I are inseparable, I can not even go to the toilet without her.
The dedication, loyalty, gratitude are the feelings that offer all the animals, when they feel loved.
My Blanquita has given me all this with an excessive generosity.

Very early she understood that she could not win the competition with Cordino and Papardella, in relation to the interest of our visitors.
All show interest for the beautiful and so Blanquita remains unregarded, though she does everything to be noticed.
That`s why she has adopted the tactic of surprise.
She rises on one of the wooden beams, that support the roof of the mill (where I live and have specially constructed for my animals) and starts to relay races and acrobatics up and down.
Many people do not like this, because with an animal jumping over their head they feel at risk. But this is exactly what oblige them to deal with her.
When they show enough interest, Blanquita goes down again and honour all very generously for their attention!!

Recently, a colleague visiting me told us:” I cannot understand, what you find about this animal, and you have such an affection for her”!!
“Since I have Blanquita,” I told him, “I have a special affection for ugly beings. That’s why you are also sympathetic to me”!!!

He did not visit us anymore.
Because Blanquita and I tolerate the ugly faces but not the ugly characters.

with best regards for all hier!

Canada: Is Very Close To Banning Bee Killing Pesticides – Petition The Government To Continue With Their Great Decision.




In a month where we could really use some good news, we found it: Canada is this close to a full-on ban of imidacloprid, one of the most widely used bee-killing pesticides in the world.

A risk assessment report by Health Canada found considerable risks associated with continued use of imidacloprid, and proposed phasing out the neonicotinoid in 3-5 years.

We know that this pesticide is deadly to bees and the industry’s own studies show that it’s at least partly responsible for the epidemic of colony collapse across North America and the world.

The Canadian government is going to make its final decision on a complete ban soon — and already, Bayer, the agro-chemical giant who invented the bee-killing poison, has promised to fight back. 

Banning this dangerous pesticide now is a major step in saving the bees globally — and we need to make sure voices of reason drown out voices of the corporate lobby.


Will you sign the petition to Health Canada now to save the bees?

Our global campaign to save the bees is working. The EU ban on bee-killing neonics is entering its fourth year. And the French government recently announced it’s going to completely ban neonics.

Meanwhile, in Canada, two major Canadian cities have already voted to ban neonicotinoids, the largest Canadian province, Ontario, has banned 3 neonics, and the province of Quebec is considering stricter regulations.

A Canada-wide ban has never been on the table before. We need to seize this opportunity while we can.

If you sign the petition now, we’ll deliver your signatures directly to Health Minister Jane Philpott, who has promised to make a “science-based decision.” We intend to hold her to that promise — particularly given the pesticide industry’s plans to fight back.


Sign the petition to Canadian Health Minister Philpott now. Let’s save the bees in Canada.

Thanks for all that you do,

Liz, Emma, Angus, and the rest of the SumOfUs team

P.S. As a result of its findings, Health Canada has also started special reviews of two other neonics—clothiandin and thiamethoxam — and the reviews are expected to be released soon. Our pressure could help set the path for those reviews too. If enough of us get behind this, we could literally save the bees in Canada for good. 

Sign the petition now.


More information: 

Health Canada proposes ban of bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticide, CBC, 23 November 2016
Health Canada plans to phase out controversial pesticide, The Globe and Mail, 23 November 2016