England: EU – Lands of Confusion.

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England: Land of Confusion – Lets Hope the EU Sorts Us Out With Their Responses !

 

29/8/19.

Venus is taking a well deserved (my words not hers) holiday, as she informed on 28/8 – https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/08/28/venus-is-taking-a-short-vacation-2/

As you are probably aware, live animal exports is one of the main issues that annoys us both, and so we give it a bit more time than some other things. I (Mark) have been involved / associated with live animal investigation work for over 25 years; have been awarded for it in the past – https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/about-us/ – and am generally deeply bummed off by the suffering that we are still witnessing after all these years.

So, where are we going now with WAV / SAV ?

We will cover many global animal issues as we always have done on this site – nothing changes there. Our dear 751 European Parliament friends (MEP’s) who are supposed to be ‘the heart of democracy in the EU, by representing 500 million citizens, http://www.europarl.europa.eu/about-parliament/en will finally return to work on 2/9/2019.

If only it really was as good as it thinks – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Parliament

Finland will be the Presidential nation for the last 6 months of 2019.

During Jan – June of 2019 it was held by Romania. Although the President, Romania did not enforce existing EU legislation (Reg 1/2005 on the protection of animals during transport) whilst it was in charge ! – remember we covered each day the shipment of 70,000 live sheep from Romania to Iran in temperatures exceeding the maximum allowed by EU Regulations ? – this is why we say above if only it was as good as it thinks; if the President state cannot enforce the rules whilst it is in charge, then who does ?

So, as of next week we (WAV) will be formally writing to the national members of our European Parliament to ask what is being done about Romania ignoring the EU rules on live animals transport why it was the President of the EU ? – we will publish our letter on the site and any excuses; or rather explanations that we get back from our MEPs on the issue.

Further, we will also be following up a lot on the issue of live animal ‘box’ type trailers which are used to transport live animals around the EU. We did a report on the ignorance of the export industry using these trailers several years ago – see it here – https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/08/08/england-sealed-box-type-animal-trailers-how-the-industry-dodges-identifying-what-they-transport-and-the-eu-oks-it/

So the EU thinks it is good. We say not that good actually. We will be writing to our MEP’s and asking them some difficult questions; to see how good the system actually is for the EU citizen. We will also ask what is going to be done about the ignorance of the rules for animals; both in the shipment of Romanian sheep to Iran, and also with box trailers.

So, these issue will be priority over the next week or so; we will publish things when they are done and sent.

As very many EU citizens actually think, the EU is really just a ‘land of confusion’ !!

Regards and have a great day;

Mark.

 

Australia: The NSW Government Is Implementing New Laws Aimed at JAILING THOSE WHO EXPOSE IT !

 

Vegan Vitamins and Suppliments Buyer Guide – What You Need To Know.

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Introductory note: On the one hand, many people blow huge amounts of money on useless and overpriced vitamins. But on the other hand, well-chosen supplements offer an inexpensive and affordable way to avoid nutrient deficiencies and to safeguard your health. In creating this page, I’ve spent hours and hours combing Amazon.com to find the products of special interest to vegans. In all cases, I comparison shopped to find the brands that deliver the greatest bang for the buck. These are exactly the products I buy for myself.— Erik Marcus, Vegan.com publisher.

Vegans and omnivores alike should be on guard against nutrient deficiencies. For vegans, a well-planned diet can go a long way toward avoiding the most common pitfalls. That means plenty of vegetables, whole grains, beans, and fruit—plus a small amount of nuts or seeds each day. But even with all this taken care of, some vegans will fall short on a few key nutrients, especially B12, Vitamin D, calcium, iodine, protein, and zinc.

This guide brings together key information about supplements that are of special interest to vegans.

 

Check it all out at: https://www.vegan.com/vitamins/

 

 

Spain: Update 29/8- Cattle from Brazil to Turkey.

 

Update 29/8- Cattle from Brazil to Turkey.

This morning. Mark (WAV) has had a really positive talk with the crew at Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre in Spain –    http://easyhorsecare.net/    in order to get the latest news on the situation of the cattle being exported from Brazil to Turkey.

Basically, things have gone quiet and the shipping company from the Lebanon is not giving much away to anyone – remember we phoned them yesterday and got little). We confirmed with EHCRC (Spain) that we are having trouble tracking the vessel to its current location.

We were told by EHCRC (Spain) that they were also tracking (like us), but now in their words “the ship has gone off the radar”. We fully agree with this.

Hopefully later today EHCRC (Spain) are aiming to get more updates and news about the situation. When they do they are going to issue a formal Press Release (PR).

Mark and EHCRC (Spain) had a good talk about the live animal export industry in general, and basically they have been having major problems getting the Press to follow up with this situation. We experience this all the time with much of our live export investigation work; and advised EHCRC (Spain) to make contact and complaints through the EU MEP route when they (MEP’s) return from their Summer holidays next week.

We finished by thanking EHCRC (Spain) for the efforts they have made on this live animal export issue. We also finished by agreeing that the Carbon footprint of livestock ships taking live animals all over the world to simply be slaughtered at the final destination was absurd; and that cattle grazing land clearance was one of the major factors for all of the fires in Amazonia at the moment.

We will update with the PR from EHCRC (Spain if and when they are able to get any update today.

Regards Mark.