England: (London) – ‘SPANA’ – Helping Working Animals and Owners With Free Treatment the World Over.



I am delighted to be a SPANA financial contributor / supporter for many years; they do such great work for working animals.

Who we are

Millions of working animals around the world suffer every day. This forgotten workforce are the trucks, tractors and taxis of the developing world. But when they’re sick or injured, few have access to veterinary care. That’s why we were created.

We are SPANA, the charity for the world’s working animals. Since 1923, we’ve been working to treat animals in need, train owners and vets, and teach children the values of kindness and compassion. This three-step approach provides practical, professional and sustainable solutions and makes sure we’re there to protect working animals well into the future.


Check out their website and see for yourself the great work they do:


We are very excited to announce that our brand new online shop is now open! Inside you will find the biggest range of animal themed gifts and sweet treats we have ever offered.

Not only is there plenty to choose from, our new gift collection includes biodegradable and 100 per cent recyclable packaging, as well as handmade, locally produced and Fairtrade gifts. All paper and palm oil used in our products is responsibly-sourced, and we have more palm-free and vegan options than ever before.


Well done SPANA – helping working animals around the world.

Regards Mark





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USA: Petition – Punish man charged with nearly starving nine dogs to death.

Man Who Reportedly Left Emaciated Dogs to Die in Their Own Feces Must be Punished




Petition link – https://animalpetitions.org/775021/emaciated-dogs-allegedly-left-to-die-in-own-feces-deserve-justice/

Target: James O. Phillips III, County Attorney of Hawkins County, Tennessee

Goal: Punish man charged with nearly starving nine dogs to death.

A landlord reportedly condemned nine dogs to certain death in a trailer park he owned. Benjamin James Reece faces animal cruelty charges for allegedly abandoning the dogs for 11 days. The individual who made the horrific discovery described these canines as “extremely emaciated, living in piles of their own feces.”

While most of the innocent animals are on the road to recovery and to new forever homes, one dog unfortunately passed away from the seeming neglect. The suspect has apparently shown consistent reckless disregard for the welfare of others. Tenants in his trailer park claimed that when he abandoned the dogs he also abandoned his obligations to them, even shutting off their water supplies.

Reece should face the maximum punishment for his allegedly inhumane and callous actions. Sign this petition to urge the legal system to do its job in condemning deadly neglect.


Dear Mr. Phillips,

This summer saw the arrest of Lisa Jean Wade for allegedly abandoning and nearly killing her pet monkey. Just a few short weeks later, Benjamin James Reece faced even more substantial charges for allegedly neglectful animal cruelty. The fact that eight of Reece’s nine reported canine victims survived is a fortunate stroke of luck that could have very easily had a much more tragic outcome.

Please exercise due diligence in this case. Do not let animal cruelty become a troubling new norm in Hawkins County. Send a message that careless neglect is every bit as much a serious crime as deliberate violence and abuse.

Ensure that if found guilty, Mr. Reece receives a punishment fitting the gravity of his alleged crimes.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Kendra Hall

England: Today we write to EU regarding Romanian sheep and ‘box’ trailers.

With Venus taking a holiday, we have not been producing as many posts for the site each day as we normally do.

Instead, for the last few days I have been writing and preparing a letter to SE England Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) on the issues of Romanian sheep exports and also the use of ‘box’ trailers to carry live animals on EU roads.

Here below is a link to my letter so that you can all see what I have written and asked.



Today, 6/9; I will try and get back to doing more regular posts for the site.

Regards Mark