Xanda, Son Of Cecil The Lion, Has Now Also Been Killed By Trophy Hunters. Take Action Below.

SAV past posts relating to Cecil the lion

– father of now hunted / dead Xanda:

Above – US dentist Walter Palmer – who hunted and then killed Cecil, father of now dead Xanda.

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2015/09/08/usa-u-s-hunter-tied-to-killing-of-cecil-the-lion-headed-back-to-work/

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2015/08/03/usa-cecil-the-lions-death-reveals-americans-big-role-in-trophy-hunting/

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2015/07/29/usa-american-dentist-walter-palmer-shoots-famous-zimbabwe-lion-cecil-with-bow-and-arrow-so-useless-at-being-a-hunter-it-results-in-the-lion-having-to-be-shot-40-hours-of-agony-later/

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2016/02/04/usa-the-worlds-largest-hunting-club-is-auctioning-the-chance-to-kill-hundreds-of-animals/

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2015/10/20/usa-rhino-hunter-sues-airline-so-he-can-bring-his-animal-trophy-home/ 

Hunters claim to hang dead animal heads on the wall because they are ‘beautiful’.

My mum is very attractive, but I have a photo of her on my wall ! – Mark – SAV.

 

 

Dear Mark — Founder ‘Serbian Animals Voice’,


Cecil the lion’s six-year-old son, Xanda, has been killed almost exactly on the second anniversary of his own death, which caused international outcry over the cruelty of trophy hunting.

Just like Cecil, Xanda, a young father himself, was lured away from the safety of a national park in Zimbabwe. Also like Cecil, Xanda was wearing a research collar and was an important part of a long-term study on lions.

Killing Cecil and Xanda shows a shocking display of disrespect for these imperiled animals and the unnecessary killing of these majestic creatures just for bragging rights and a head-hunting exercise.



The tide is turning against trophy hunting around the world as a result of Cecil’s death—and the killing of his son will only add to that momentum.

Please sign our pledge to take a stand against this senseless cruelty.

Take action via this link:

 

https://action.hsi.org/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=104&ea.campaign.id=52989&ea.tracking.id=email-xanda-trophy-hunting-17&utm_medium=email&utm_source=engagingnetworks&utm_campaign=wildlife&utm_content=072017+Action+Xanada+trophy+hunting+mm&ea.url.id=987864&forwarded=true 

Thank you for caring about animals.


Sincerely,

Andrew Rowan
President and CEO
Humane Society International

 

Can we rely on President Trump to be a voice of the USA against this trophy hunting ? – NO; he supports the hunting and killing of any beautiful animal by sons ‘dim and dimmer’.

Above – ‘Dim and Dimmer Trump’ proudly display their

efforts as such ‘superb hunters’;

– fully supported by environmentalist father Donald naturally !

 

 

 

News, Views and Info From Venus.

Hallo dear Mark,

I have found this short but very interesting article on the “business” of the EU in a very enlightened newspaper. I translated the article, but first I would like to write my first thought that came to me when I read that.

 

Since years, we try to get through the 8 hours of animal transports. For many years, we are trying to stop the criminal gangs in Romania, which are doing the bad business with the strays and, as known, also with EU funds. For years, we try to abolish or at least minimize the animal experiments, which are led only by greedy criminal idiots.

The answer of the EU Commission on these issues was always: “we can do nothing”.

Nevertheless, in this corrupt business, the EU Commission can do something, and even very quickly!

It can threaten Ukraine, that it will not get financial support, if it does not allow (as it wanted), that EU-Gangs rob their forests and destroy them. This is how the EU supports nature and animals!

Only those who cooperate with the EU’s Mafia Scams will get “kisses” from Juncker!

The others, we all, who try to abolish the suffering of animals, we who are trying to free the slaves of this world, we have been ignored for years with the outrageous sentence: “we can do nothing”

Only that was my first thought. And this thought has provoked a strong anger in me.

Best regards from

Venus

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The translation

The EU is happy to present itself as a community of values. The “Deforestation in Bucovina” feature illustrates what is meant by this. In 2015 environmentalists, such as Mikola Petichenko, had achieved that Kiev passed a law, prohibiting the export of timber. After the “political change” in 1991, Ukraine lost a considerable part of its tree population through the ruthless clearing of the Carpathian forests.

Criminal gangs and the buyers of their prey in the EU have benefited.

The EU immediately saw an infringement of the Association Agreement with Ukraine. Brussels argues that the regulation only favors smuggling and threatens to stop its aid payments to Kiev.

So the law was again overturned, whereupon Jean-Claude Juncker stepped up to the press and rejoiced that the promised 500 million euros would now be surrendered – that the overexploit can go on without undisturbed. This make clear what values count in the end.

 

Hallo my dear Mark,

In Minnesota, animal activists have liberated probably on Monday, 17. July,  40,000 fur bred animals from their Torture. I send you the link.

The system-serving Sheriffs have already started their dirty propaganda in public, so that the prisoners are caught again. Because it is about economic losses for the Farm, nothing more.

-These minks have no chance of survival

– Many of the liberated minks will not survive their liberation for long

– And many wild animals of the region will fall victims of these hungry minks who are looking for food.

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office is not interested in the minks or the wild animals.

It is only interested about the economic losses of $750,000  for the farm of hell.

Old good times are reawakened today in my memory. USA was the country with the most animal liberation in the 80 years. And for many years ALF had written history with her lab and fur farms actions. The concept of “animal rights movement” got popularity and sympathy in the masses.

Today, courageous activists have shown us that the United States is not the same as Trump. And not only!

I started my day with a small portion of hope. For America, for the animals, for all of us.

http://people.com/pets/40000-minks-released-from-minnesota-fur-farm-by-animal-rights-activists/

Best Regards to you and all

Venus

I have just received this interesting article from a friend :

Venus

http://mailchi.mp/thebureauinvestigates/the-rise-of-the-mega-farm-how-british-meat-is-made?e=2d2f04219c

 

And finally a few small links of our own to show how the ‘wonderful’ EU – a multitude of nations; or is that simply Mr. Junker, are treating those (like the UK which is leaving the club) that do not comply with HIS rules and regulations.  Regulations of the EU exist only as words on EU bits of paper.  As we have shown many times on the site, enforcement of EU Regulations is way above the EU – they are incapable of enforcing their own rules where and when it matters.   They turn a blind eye to corruption, non compliance of the rules and their own enforcement of EU legislation. 

Despite what is being said, the EU IS trying to PUNISH the UK for leaving the union.  They will attempt to make it as hard and financially depleting as they can in order to try to prevent other nations from leaving the club. The UK has faced a lot of much more severe problems over the last century that those now trying to be imposed by Junker and crew – world wars; the blitz in London during WW2, decades of IRA bombings; terrorism on the streets – the EU is nothing but pathetic; they consider themselves to be gods whilst the normal citizens of Europe look at these fools and ask them when they are actually going to enforce their own regulations.

The UK voted to leave and it will.  Brussels really hate that, but it is their inactions in the past, and now, that have led the good people of the UK to give Brussels and Junker the two fingers. 

Here is a point some may like – during the old wars between the UK and France (ie Agincourt etc) many centuries ago, the English longbow men were fatal with their professionalism and accuracy.  If they were captured by the French during these wars, the French would cut off the index and middle finger of the English longbow men so that they would never be able to draw a bow again. 

 

Thus, on the battlefield, the English bowmen would often give the French enemy the ‘two finger salute’ to show that they still had their (bow drawing) fingers; could still use their weapon and thus cause them big problems.  Two finger salutes as they are known is now subsequently a common British way of showing disgust to opponents – and now the citizens of the UK have great pleasure in giving the two fingers to the tin pot gods at the EU in Brussels.  SAV.

 

portrait of santa claus showing two fingers up

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/830042/Brexit-latest-China-snubs-project-fear-claims-UK-EU-exit-bad-for-business?utm_source=CRM&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=China_slams_brexit_bad_for_trade&utm_campaign=Brexit_email

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/829495/Brexit-bill-demand-EU-Michel-Barnier-David-Davis-pensions-European-Investment-Bank?utm_source=CRM&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=EU_formula_brexit_bill_12_figures&utm_campaign=Brexit_email

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/829990/Brexit-David-Davis-Michel-Barnier-EU-europe-brussels-european-union-divorce-bill-today-bbc?utm_source=CRM&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=Ex_US_ambassador_brexit_bill_negotiations&utm_campaign=Brexit_email

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vietnam: 19/7/17 – Breaking News – Animals Asia And The Government Sign Agreement To End ALL Bear Bile Farming – The Next Step: Sanctuaries For Over 1,000 Bears To Be Rescued. Brilliant Jill !!

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS: Vietnam agrees plan to close all bear bile farms.

19 July 2017

 

Click here to see many official photographs of the agreement signing:

https://www.animalsasia.org/uk/media/news/news-archive/breaking-news-vietnam-agrees-plan-to-close-all-bear-bile-farms.html

 

In a historic move the Vietnamese government has agreed a plan with Animals Asia to finally end bear bile farming in the country.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlines an agreement between animal welfare NGO Animals Asia and the Vietnam Administration of Forestry  (VNFOREST) to work together to rescue the remaining bears still caged on farms across Vietnam – believed to be around 1,000.

The document was signed and announced at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in Hanoi on Wednesday 19 July.

Mr Cao Chi Cong, Deputy General Director of the Vietnam Administration of Forestry, under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, joined Animals Asia CEO and founder Jill Robinson MBE in signing the MOU.

The move follows the MOU between Animals Asia and the Vietnamese Traditional Medicine Association signed in 2015, agreeing to ensure a complete end to bear bile prescription among traditional medicine practitioners by 2020

This is anticipated to continue a significant reduction in demand and contribute towards the ending of the illegal market for bear bile.

Today’s agreement is effectively one that will finally close the loophole that has allowed bile farms to continue despite the illegality of the trade.

The MOU commits the government to ensuring no bears are allowed to be kept by private households – where illegal bile extraction can take place – and that the approximately 1,000 bears currently held in captivity around the country are moved to sanctuaries.

Animals Asia’s Vietnam Director Tuan Bendixsen said:

“This historic document ties NGOs and the government of Vietnam to a common goal – the end of bear bile farming in Vietnam.

“Crucially, the government has agreed to close the loophole that has allowed bile farming to persist for the last decade. By signing this MOU, they have agreed that there can be no bears kept on farms, because as long as they are there, they will suffer extraction.”

Animals Asia has so far rescued 186 bears in Vietnam since setting up its sanctuary in Tam Dao in 2008.

Bear bile farming has been illegal in Vietnam since 1992. In 2006, every bear in captivity was microchipped so that no new bears could be added to farms. But with the country lacking resources and expertise to build rescue centres and care for the animals, households were allowed to keep the bears on the government’s behalf having agreed not to extract bile. This loophole has effectively allowed bear bile farming to continue until now.

Since bear bile farming became a common practice in China and Vietnam in the 1980s, wild populations have been decimated to meet the demand the industry created.

A report by Animals Asia and Free The Bears released in 2016 found that wild populations across South East Asia had fallen dramatically with precious few pockets of wild bears existing in Vietnam today.  It had been wrongly anticipated that farming bears would actually help conserve wild bears.

In 2005 bear bile farming reached its peak in Vietnam with over 4,000 bears in captivity, but with farmers unable to add new bears to existing stocks, numbers have dwindled to around 1,000.

Tuan said:

“This agreement shows Vietnam acknowledges that bear bile farming harms wild populations. By signing on, they’ve shown they are serious about conserving the country’s remaining wild bears and protecting the heritage of future generations.”

While the signing of a memorandum of understanding is a landmark achievement in the battle to end bear bile farming cruelty, it will not mean an overnight end to the industry in Vietnam.

Key issues such as how to fund and manage the sanctuaries and how to proceed with the transfer of privately owned bears to rescue centres will be hammered out as part of the agreement.

It’s anticipated that new sanctuaries would need to be constructed and assistance sought from existing sanctuaries run by animal conservation and welfare charities.

Animals Asia’s Founder and CEO, Jill Robinson MBE said:

“This agreement has been a long time coming with discussions beginning around 2014, so to see it finalised is a major step forward. This, of course, doesn’t end the work. Quite the opposite, but it now means we work together with a common goal – to end this cruelty. 

“With all parties pulling in the right direction and in agreement about our goals we can make real progress. For the animals who have suffered for more than a decade in awful conditions the move to sanctuaries cannot come soon enough and that is the next issue – how to fund, build and manage the new sanctuaries which are necessary to rescue all bears.

“We’ve essentially sat down with the government and made a list of what needs to be completed to end bear bile farming and agreed to work through these issues together.

“It is still a huge undertaking and will require the participation of many groups, NGOs, government departments and the support of animal lovers in general to make this agreement reality, but pivotally we are all in agreement about what has to be done and now we can get on with seeing it through.”

Read more:

Explained: The roadmap to ending bear bile farming in Vietnam

From 4,300 caged bears on bile farms in Vietnam to a future with none

 

 

 

UK: ALDI Now Cruelty Free On All Of Its Own Products – Great News !

Dear Mark,

You’ll be delighted to hear that ALDI has been

certified cruelty free for its entire own-brand

range of household cleaning products. 

The supermarket will now start to phase in

the Leaping Bunny logo on its own brand

household products packaging.

 

ALDI has also promised to follow-up with

Leaping Bunny certification for its beauty

and personal care products soon too

we’ll be sure to let you know as soon as

they are certified.

Having high profile companies like

ALDI becoming certified by the Leaping

Bunny shows growing public awareness

about the animal suffering involved

in cleaning products.

Over 600 companies are now Leaping

Bunny certified, including Marks and Spencer,

Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, The Co-operative,

Superdrug and Morrisons.

Search for Leaping Bunny certified brands to help make your world cruelty free.

Thank you as always for your support,

 

Michelle Thew

Chief Executive

 

Scotland: Call For CCTV To Be Installed In All Slaughterhouses. Take Action Now.

Do you know what really goes on behind the closed doors of Scotland’s 35 slaughterhouses?

We certainly don’t! But we do know that welfare standards are breached time and time again, and Animal Aid’s incredible investigative work has uncovered extraordinary brutality.

I’ll be honest with you. I don’t like the idea of slaughterhouses full stop. But for as long as they are here, we have to do what we can to protect the animals from cruelty. That’s why I’m asking you to sign a petition to the Scottish Parliament calling for the introduction of mandatory CCTV monitoring in all Scottish abattoirs, covering all the key areas, that is accessible by independent experts.

 

Take action now

So how bad is the problem? Animal Aid’s investigations show the horrifying cruelty in English abattoirs, and there is nothing to suggest that the situation in Scotland is better.

Data released by Food Standards Scotland in April shows over 700 breaches of animal welfare took place between 1 May 2015 and 31 January 2017, with 176 breaches happening inside abattoirs.

Some of the breaches included:

  1. Animals being abused by workers – One worker was seen kicking a sheep and another pushing and dragging a pig by its tail.

  2. Injured animals – Hundreds of animals were found bruised, injured, wounded or with broken bones.

  3. Animals slaughtered while heavily pregnant – 130 animals were killed in the later stages of pregnancy.

  4. Animals repeatedly stunned before killed – 45 incidents happened where multiple or inadequate stunning took place or where procedures didn’t work.

This shows us that clearly something is not working and that’s why we want to bring transparency to Scotland’s abattoirs. If you agree, then please sign this petition calling for the Scottish Parliament to introduce mandatory CCTV.

We have launched this petition in association with activists who successfully changed SNP policy in support of CCTV in slaughterhouses. This happened last September and we have now agreed that we need to jointly put the pressure on to see this party policy made Government policy.

The Scottish Government, like the rest of the UK, recommends the installation of CCTV as best practice. However, France has now taken the lead in the EU by announcing CCTV will be compulsory in all French slaughterhouses from 2018. If France can do it, then surely Scotland can too.

 

Take Action Now!

Thanks for your support.

Thanks, Sarah

 

 

England: Sorrow – Enjoy the Photos !


From one of the best British bands ever ! – Enjoy.

Great pictures.

 

 

 

Netting and Plastic – When It Is Not Disposed Of Properly – Death To Innocent Wildlife.

Breaking 16/7/17

SAV Comment – What fantastic news ! – biodegradable 6 pack can rings that breaks down in the water AND then can be used a food for turtles etc – Superb !

 

Now it is a case of getting the word out for others to follow this super approach to marine conservation.

 

A Brewery Has Created Biodegradable 6-Pack Rings That Will Feed Marine Life Instead Of Killing Them:

http://www.trendingly.com/saltwater-brewery/2

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YG9gUJMGyw

 

Most of these plastic six-pack rings end up in our oceans and pose a serious threat to wildlife. Together with Saltwater Brewery, a small craft beer brand in Florida whose primary target are surfers fishermen and people who love the sea, we decided to tackle the issue head on and make a statement for the whole beer industry to follow.

We ideated, designed, prototyped and manufactured Edible Six Pack Rings.

A six-pack packaging design that instead of killing animals, feeds them.

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So think, and take the bloody stuff home with you.  Dispose of it correctly – Do not simply dump in the sea or on the beach !

Cut plastic can holders so they can never become trapped around the bodies of young turtles when out at sea, deforming them as they grow.   See some pictures below which shows what happens when they are NOT CUT in all places. 

http://insel-rodrigues.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/plastik-im-magen-und-um-den-hals.html 

I was diving in the Malaysian’s water off Pulau Tioman. My buddy spotted this drift-net with a trapped turtle. After photographing it, we call all the other divers in to cut up the nets and disposed it when we get back on land. The net measured up to about 30m in length. Sad to say the turtle did not make it.