Take Action Now To Create An Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary.

To avoid the worst effects of climate change and protect biodiversity, we need to safeguard more than 30% of our oceans by 2030, so let’s kick this off with the Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary! [1]


Our oceans help us fight climate change by absorbing carbon from the atmosphere, they’re home to incredible marine life and they provide livelihoods for millions of people. By protecting our oceans, we can ensure that the ecosystems which perform these essential services for human life continue to function.

On top of that, we’ll also be creating a safe haven for whales, penguins and even the unbelievable colossal squids who call the Antarctic home – free from the influence of destructive fishing industries.

Add your name now so that we know you’re keen to be a part of the campaign for an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary!



Imagine being able to tick off ‘Created the largest protected area on Earth’ from your list at the end of the year! That would be an incredible feeling to share together, knowing that we each played a part. And we know we can do it. It’s going to be an exciting campaign, so please let us know if you’d like to be a part of it.

For the Antarctic,

Alix, Andy, Martin, Lucero, Suzy and the whole team at Greenpeace Australia Pacific


[1] Read more about the 30% target here: https://portals.iucn.org/congress/motion/053





EU: Mr Junker and His Cronies Finally Realise That The UK Is Not Coming Back To An EU Of Non Enforcement !

Above:  Mr ‘I can do nothing’ Van Goethem

Above -Mr Junker


SAV Comment

If Junker and his cronies made sure that the EU actually enforced Existing EU legislation rather than ignoring it and not prosecuting, then maybe the UK would have voted to remain in the EU.  The cause ?- an ineffective Junker and Commissioners.  All talk and no action.  Ask the EU animals being transported live to Turkey for example – does EU animals in transport (Reg 1/2005) protect them? – NO.  So why should the UK pay all this money when Junker is so useless ?

EU’s Juncker: Don’t believe Brexit won’t happen

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker says he believes Brexit will happen and the EU should tackle its looming budget shortfall.

“Don’t believe those who say that it’s not going to happen and that people in the UK have realised their error… I don’t think that’s going to be the case,” he told a Brussels conference.

The EU budget commissioner said the UK’s departure would leave a hole of about €12-13bn (£11-12bn; $14-$16bn).

The UK’s exit is set for March 2019.

50% spending Budget Commissioner Günther Oettinger said the budget gap would have to be closed with cuts and 50% fresh money. He suggested a Europe-wide tax on plastic products as a source of extra revenue.

The Commission will publish a proposal in May this year and has urged EU leaders to agree a budget deal by May 2019.

Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable and former Prime Minister Tony Blair are among the prominent voices arguing that Brexit can still be reversed, possibly by holding a new referendum on whatever deal is reached on the UK withdrawal.

§  The key Brexit dates in 2018

§  Brexit talks to move to next stage – EU

§  Brexit: All you need to know

The EU is bracing for hard bargaining between the bloc’s net contributors and net recipients for the next budget period, 2020-2026. The UK is currently among the major net contributors.

What do the EU budget figures mean?

By Adam Fleming, BBC News, Brussels

§  €1 trillion – Rough amount that will be spent by the EU in 2014-2020, including on agriculture, energy, regional policy and administration

§  €12-13bn – Permanent hole left in the budget each year by the UK’s departure, according to the European Commission

§  1% – Size of the EU budget as a proportion of the European economy; Mr Juncker wants it to go up

§  85% – Size of eurozone as share of total EU economy after UK’s departure – up from 73%, showing a shift of power to the eurozone after Brexit

There will have to be cuts in some major [EU] programmes – some significant cuts,” Mr Oettinger warned.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has said Britain will honour its current commitments to the EU budget, until 2020.

The UK is one of 10 member states who pay more into the EU budget than they get out. Only France and Germany contribute more.

According to UK Treasury figures, the UK’s net contribution for 2014/15 was £8.8bn. The total contribution was more, but the UK received a £4.6bn rebate. That annual rebate was won by the late Margaret Thatcher.

In 2014/15, Poland was the largest beneficiary, followed by Hungary and Greece.

On Monday the veteran pro-Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage met EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels. “Mr Barnier clearly did not understand why Brexit happened,” he said after the meeting.



SAV Comment  – None of them do understand why Nigel – or certainly they will not admit – they want to blame the UK for THEIR FAILINGS.  Its called NON ENFORCEMENT OF EXISTING EU REGULATIONS.  Aka 1/2005 for the protection of animals during transport – the best joke in the EU.


Junker – ‘I have this vision that someday in the distant future, the EU WILL actually enforce existing EU Regulations – then we can say that we have actually done what we are paid to do’







USA: Stop the lies, stop the suffering. Tell the USDA To Put Animal Welfare Ahead of Corporate Interests.

Stop the lies, stop the suffering.

Action required BEFORE 17th January – please act now.

Dear Mark,

We need your help.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is once again putting corporate interests ahead of animal welfare and consumer rights.

In December, the USDA announced plans to scrap the Organic Animal Rule requiring organic farmers to raise their animals more humanely than animals on factory farms. The agency seems determined to ignore the fact that tens of thousands of you spoke up over many years in support of the new rule.

As required by law, USDA has opened one last comment period before it intends to pull the plug for good.

We only have until January 17 to tell it that this decision is irresponsible and unacceptable.

Most people assume that “USDA Organic” farm animals spend time outdoors, with the sun on their backs and grass beneath them. But in reality, the Organic program has only a handful of poorly defined, completely inadequate animal care standards.

Some large-scale “organic” farms take advantage of this and keep animals crammed indoors. The Organic Animal Rule would finally define outdoor access and provide other basic protections for farm animals so all organic farms would be required to give their animals better lives.

If the USDA succeeds in killing this rule, it would put the 100 million animals raised on organic farms each year in danger and prioritize the profits of a few companies at the expense of consumers, who expect better when they pay a premium for Organic products.

We have just over one week left to fight back, so please take action before it’s too late.

If you believe farm animals deserve to be treated humanely, please visit ASPCA.org to quickly and easily submit a comment to the USDA demanding the Organic Rule be implemented as promised.


Alternatively, use the link given below – SAV.

On behalf of America’s farm animals, thank you.

Action link -must be BEFORE 17th January 2018.






Canada: Does This Nations Government Have A Clue About Animal Welfare ?

Maybe the Canadian government in its ignorance thinks that chicken should be frozen BEFORE it arrives at the slaughterhouse !!


Condemned by animal advocates as the worst in the Western world, Canada’s farmed-animal-transport regulations permit incredible suffering, and this becomes most apparent during times of extreme weather.

Decades old, the regulations are the worst in the Western world, lagging behind the European Union, Australia, New Zealand, and even the United States.

Largely as a result of Canada’s weak regulations,

8.4 MILLION animals in 2013 arrived at slaughterhouses dead from the arduous journey,

or so sick or injured that they were declared

unfit for human consumption.



Is this abuse or what ? – Our post from 2014 !



Slaughter animals freeze in truck


Right now countless animals are freezing to death on transport trucks.

It’s legal in Canada to truck animals to slaughter in open-sided trucks—even in EXTREME cold.

How messed up is that?

Workers at Canada’s largest slaughterhouse, Maple Lodge Farms, which kills half a million chickens every day, have described chickens arriving to slaughter, frozen solid like “hockey pucks” and “popsicles”.

Government statistics show at least 1.59 million animals arriving dead at slaughterhouses every year.”










England: Well Done Carrie – With You 110%. Guts !

UK citizens will know what this is about.