USA: Trump Moves Ahead With His Wall; and Damn The People and Wildlife Who Are Affected.



Hi Mark;

Donald Trump is pushing ahead with his cruel border wall.

Not only will it perpetuate human suffering and harm border communities but it will become an impenetrable barrier for wildlife, forever walling off Mexican gray wolves, ocelots and jaguars from their families on the other side.

It’s a perfect emblem of Trump’s America — divisive, ugly, harmful to people and wildlife, and ruinous for our stunning landscapes.

With your contribution to the Trump Resistance Fund today, we’ll fight to stop the wall and protect our magnificent borderlands and migrating wildlife. The United States-Mexico border region is a breathtaking mix of lush deserts and wild landscapes including national wildlife refuges, monuments and national forests.

It’s the only place in the world where jaguars and black bears live side by side. More than 100 animal species will be threatened by Trump’s border wall, including ocelots, Sonoran pronghorn and coatimundi — a raccoon-like omnivore.

Imagine what the wall will do. The two male jaguars currently roaming the Southwest will probably never be able to find a mate because all other jaguars in Mexico will be blocked from moving north and re-establishing populations. Mexican gray wolves in Arizona will be cut off from the vital habitats they need to grow their genetically impoverished numbers. The dwindling population of less than 50 ocelots in Texas will be cut off forever, doomed to gradual inbreeding and extinction.

Fight the wall with a donation to the Trump Resistance Fund today.

We’re in for a massive fight. Trump knows that the wall is a centerpiece of his appeal to his extremist supporters, and he’ll use the full power of the federal government to try and ram it through regardless of the harm it would do to border communities and wildlife. We need to stop him before the fragile environments of the borderlands are destroyed forever. The Center is hiring 10 new lawyers and investigators to stop the worst of Trump’s plans, including the border wall.

We also need to mobilize out in the streets and will be hiring more activists. But we need you by our side to make this happen.

Please make a gift to the Trump Resistance Fund today.

For the wild,

Kierán Suckling

Executive Director

Center for Biological Diversity @KieranSuckling

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Indoneasia: Bears in Hellhole Zoo Filmed Begging for Food, Eating Feces.




Bears in Hellhole Zoo Filmed Begging for Food, Eating Feces

Written by Danny Prater | January 19, 2017




Indonesia’s Bandung Zoo is again under fire after shocking video footage allegedly captured inside the facility surfaced showing underweight captive sun bears—their ribs protruding—begging tourists for food. Monitored for months, hungry bears forced to live in the same exhibit have even been filmed eating their own feces, possibly because of a lack of proper sustenance.


Bandung Zoo has a long, sordid history of animal abuse, and hundreds of the animals it imprisons are known to suffer from physical and mental health problems. Last year, Yani, a neglected Sumatran elephant, died at the zoo after she was left lying on the hard ground without veterinary care for more than a week.


The Indonesian government must stop turning a blind eye and shut down this hellhole. PETA urges everyone who opposes cruelty to stay well away from facilities that rob animals of meaningful lives and lock them up, condemning them to despair for the sake of an archaic and inhumane form of entertainment.

Take a Stand for Exploited Animals

Whether you’re at home or on a trip to the other side of the world, it’s important—and possible—to make compassionate, conscientious choices to prevent animal suffering. Did you know that an estimated half-million exotic animals are enslaved worldwide in the tourism industry? From selfies with tigers to elephant rides, these activities may be hurting living beings more than you know. If you’re planning a vacation to Indonesia (or any other country), make sure that the activities you participate in don’t involve captive wild animals.

Vote with your feet. Stay away from all tawdry, run-down roadside attractions that profit from the misery of animals. Just like the underweight sun bears seen in the video above, bears kept right here in the United States are locked in barren concrete pits and forced to beg tourists for food.


Take Action: Help Close ‘Zoo of Death’ in Indonesia





Mexico: Has Just Passed A Nationwide Law Banning Dogfighting.


UPDATE 28/1/17.


Our old post on this campaign –

Dear Mark — Founder ‘Serbian Animals Voice’,

We did it: Mexico, just this week, passed a nationwide ban on dogfighting!

This is a fantastic win for animals and we’re proud of our team in Mexico City who took this on last summer in a big way, just after establishing our new office there. In fact, it was one of their first major campaigns.

But they didn’t accomplish this alone. Because you and thousands of compassionate people cared enough to take action, Humane Society International/Mexico gathered more than 200,000 signatures on its petition calling for a federal law to stop these bloody competitions, which they delivered to the government.

And you were heard.

This reform mandates that the Mexican Federation, the Federal States, and Mexico City penalize dogfighting within one year.

Learn more »

The ban is a big step in the right direction, but the battle isn’t over.
Humane Society International will continue to push for criminal penalties, which we expect soon. We hope you’ll continue to stand with us.

Please share this good news with family and friends:

On behalf of countless dogs who do not have a voice, I thank you for lending yours.


Andrew Rowan
President and CEO
Humane Society International



Well done everybody – you see, sometimes simple petition signs bring great results ! – SAV.


India:    Some more superb animal rescues by the team at Animal Aid Unlimited.




 Some more superb animal rescues by the team at Animal Aid Unlimited:

We are thrilled to share these new inspirations with you. Thank you for the strength you give us. We feel so lucky to have YOU on our Rescue Team.



A dog turned rock-solid in a tar drum 

The metal drum of tar had almost become a tomb for a beautiful street dog. Encased by tar as hard as rock, she couldn’t move a muscle except to blink, and her eyes were filled with terror. She was so firmly stuck in the drum that after removing the top with a metal cutter, we had to bring the entire drum in the ambulance back to Animal Aid’s shelter. Her raging thirst made us realize she must have been stuck for several days, head first in the drum with the heat of the sun excruciating as the black drum became hotter and hotter. We named her Asha, which means hope in Hindi. Watch the girl who wouldn’t give up despite terrible odds…

Watch Asha’s rescue and incredible relief.


Please give a donation to support the rescue teams if you are able:




Newborn calf still wet with afterbirth rescued–Meet this little sweetheart named Dil…

Only minutes old and still wet with afterbirth, we were called to rescue a newborn male calf who had been dumped on the road to die by a dairy farmer. The farmer had dumped him because he wanted to make sure not a rupee’s worth of the mother’s milk would be “wasted” on her baby. Male calves born into dairy farms around the world are separated from their mothers just like this.

The little boy was terrified and curled up in a ball when we found him. We scooped him up and rushed him back to Animal Aid’s shelter and immediately started bottle feeding him the milk he so desperately needed. We named this precious angel Dil which means “heart” in Hindi, and his nature truly is full of love. The depth of sorrow you are going to feel when you see him so alone and fragile on the side of the road, might just be out-done by the joy of seeing Dil growing up. Watch his first time coming out of the baby pen and meeting the Big Boys of our sanctuary. Dil can’t quite believe his eyes–or his feet. They truly do seem to have wings. Not surprising–he is an angel.

Someone dumped a newborn angel. But he has a home now! Meet Animal Aid’s newest baby.



10 animal rescues that will restore your faith in humanity

“I’m not alone!” It’s not just what the desperate animal feels, but what the rescuers feel too when so many wonderful people rush in to help. These 10 thrilling rescues capture the beautiful and repeated moments when the best of a community rises up and shines like a galaxy of goodness — for no reason other than to respond to the cries of someone vulnerable, someone frightened, someone trapped in horror. Humanity CAN be good. We can be GREAT. Just watch!

Watch 10 rescues of animals who had given up hope.



Please give a donation to support the rescue teams if you are able:


With our deepest thanks for your generous help,

Erika, Claire and Jim,

Animal Aid Unlimited’s Founding Family



Free Tibet London – Take action for Tashi Wangchuk. London Demo Friday 27th Jan 17.



Take action for Tashi Wangchuk


Write to your embassy about imprisoned language advocate


The Tibetan language advocate Tashi Wangchuk could face trial at any time following the conclusion of a second investigation into his case this month. If found guilty he faces up to 15 years in jail.

Tashi Wangchuk has been in detention since January 2016 and has been charged with “inciting separatism”. China has provided no evidence that he has committed any crime.

He has had little access to family and his lawyers have only been able to visit him twice. There is a high risk of him facing a trial that is neither fair nor transparent.

We continue to push for Tashi Wangchuk’s release, but it is also vital that if he does go to trial, international observers are there. Call on your embassy in China to urgently raise Tashi Wangchuk’s case with the authorities, and to send observers to any trial that he faces.




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Join us tomorrow to support Tashi Wangchuk

This Friday 27 January marks one year since Tashi Wangchuk was arrested. Free Tibet will join with other UK-based Tibet organisations at the Chinese embassy in London to call for his release

The demonstration will take place between 6pm and 8pm, outside the Chinese Embassy, at 49-51 Portland Place, London W1B 1JL. Free Tibet will be there, along with Students for a Free Tibet, Tibetan Community UK and Tibet Society.

Further details of the event are available here.



Send a message in support –



Tashi Wangchuk has spent a year in detention and now faces up to 15 years in prison.

His arrest in 2016 followed his peaceful campaign to encourage China’s authorities to ensure that the Tibetan language is taught throughout Tibet. He has not committed any crime and China’s constitution guarantees Tibetans the right to use and develop their own languages.

After the completion of a second investigation into his case, the way is now clear for him to stand trial on charges of “attempting to split the Chinese state”. Tibetans detained for such state security crimes are often tried in secret under conditions that do not meet international standards of fairness or transparency. China must be put under international pressure to ensure that Tashi Wangchuk receives a fair trial, and that if there is no evidence against him, that he is immediately released from detention.

Please fill in your details below and the email will be sent directly to the United Kingdom’s Embassy in China. You can also amend the title and text of the email, to write a message in your own words.

You can find out more about Tashi Wangchuk’s case here.

Free Tibet – London –  website –  


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Hold Back Your Tears ! – Adorable Little Girl Gets A New Kitten And Cries Tears Of Joy.


Adorable little girl meets kitten for the first time and cries tears of pure joy!! – Marley & Ella

A nine-year-old girl cried tears of joy when she came home from a friend’s house one day and found a tiny black kitten in her bedroom.

All this happened last summer when Marley’s mother, Nikki, brought home a black kitten that was found under her friend’s porch with her sibling. It was believed that their mother had been killed on the road. The little black kitty was a mini version of Marley’s best friend Simon the cat, who sadly had passed away the year before.

“Marley’s a big animal lover. She’s always putting her change in the donation cans at the pet supply store, and we already have two dogs, two cats and a guinea pig in our family,” explained Nikki. “Our elderly black cat Simon had passed away the year before and she’d been asking for a kitten since.”




EU: First Stage Passed For Better EU Rabbit Farming – But Will The New ‘Platform for Animal Welfare’ Listen To The EU Citizens; Or The Rabbit Farmers ?



All photos – CIWF.


Relating to our recent posts on this issue:


SAV Comment – Lets have so glimmer of faith in the new band of experts which has been formed under the EU ‘Platform For Animal Welfare’ as we describe in the following post.  This is the first real and very important test to actually see if the EU IS LISTENING to its citizens; or once again, even with the new reports and facts and figures, are we going to be ignored ? – We are watching very closely.


UPDATE on Campaign – 25/1/17.

From CIWF (England)


Today (25th January), Members of the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee have voted in favour of a report that may pave the way for the protection and improvement of the welfare of Europe’s 320 million* farmed rabbits. 

A key opportunity to improve rabbit welfare

Currently, over 99% of rabbits farmed for meat in the EU spend their lives confined in tiny, barren cages, unable to express their natural behaviours. This vote is the closest we have come to securing new legislation for Europe’s farmed animals in over a decade.

Unfortunately, the amendment that includes legislation did not pass at this stage. However, we will continue to push for species-specific legislation in the Plenary session in a few weeks.



We have been working hard for many years to improve the welfare of rabbits farmed for meat across the EU. In 2012 and 2014, we exposed their terrible plight through undercover investigations and achieved mass media coverage of both investigations, helping to raise awareness of this cruel trade.

Last May we presented our 600,000 signature-strong petition to Europe’s Agriculture Ministers, calling for an end to the farming of rabbits in cages and recently asked children throughout the EU to send in rabbit drawings of how they believe rabbits should be kept. We delivered these drawings to MEPs, ahead of today, urging them to vote in favour the report. We are pleased that many MEPs have listened and taken action on a number of the amendments that will improve farmed rabbits’ welfare.

Emma Slawinski, our Director of Campaigns, says: “Today we have overcome the first hurdle on the path to ensuring higher welfare conditions for rabbits.

“It is encouraging that the majority of MEPs voted in favour of the report presented by MEP Stefan Eck (GUE), recognising the need to move away from the obsolete cage system for rabbits – bringing rabbit farming into the 21st century.”

Ending the cage age for Europe’s rabbits

Following today’s Committee vote, the report – which is backed by many scientists – will be voted on in the Plenary session of the European Parliament in a few weeks.

It is essential that MEPs vote in favour of the report – proving that they do listen to the calls of citizens, and not special interest groups that wish to maintain existing cruel standards for rabbits. We remain hopeful that they will vote for an amendment in favour of the introduction of legislation to improve welfare for rabbits.

Our CEO, Philip Lymbery says: “This is a major step forward for the rabbits of Europe and has brought farmed rabbits to the forefront of the public and political agenda.”

*Estimated FAOSTAT figures for 2010-13


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