Australia: Sheep Mulesing – What Is It ?

 

See more pictures at:

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/09/26/australia-sheep-mulesing-what-is-it/

Mulesing is undertaken by Australian sheep farmers. It has now been banned in New Zealand.

Mulesing is when sheep, without any painkillers whatsoever, have huge chunks of skin carved away from the animals’ backsides or attach vice-grip–like clamps.

Mulesing is the removal of strips of wool-bearing skin from around the breech (buttocks) of a sheep to prevent the parasitic infection flystrike (myiasis). … The scar tissue that grows over the wound does not grow wool, so is less likely to attract the flies that cause flystrike.

Mulesing is a very cruel and extremely crude attempt to create smoother skin that won’t collect moisture, but the exposed, bloody wounds often become infected or flystruck. Many sheep who have undergone the mulesing mutilation still suffer slow, agonizing deaths from flystrike. Mutilating sheep is not just cruel; it’s also ineffective.

The Australian Government has no intention of banning mulesing in Australia, with the responsibility for animal welfare resting with state governments, Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said.

Most people don’t understand why vegans avoid wool products. The wool industry however, doesn’t only exploit sheep, it’s also very cruel to them.

Non mulesed wool:

http://www.novetex.com/en/social_responsibility/the-practice-of-mulesing.html

 

 

 

UK: 2,000 Signatures Away From A Foie Gras Free UK. Please Sign.

https://youtu.be/_8udctdnINM

We’re less than 2,000 signatures away from reaching a major milestone on our petition to ban foie gras from being imported and sold in the UK.

Foie gras is so extremely cruel that its production is illegal in Britain. Terrified ducks and geese are crammed into filthy cages and violently force-fed until their liver swells to an unnaturally large size.

Will you share our petition today to help us hit 150,000 signatures and show your support for ending this barbaric trade?

Petition link:

https://animalequality.org.uk/foie-gras/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email

 

 

Feather industry: a bloody business

 

 

Human being has always been a murderer, rapist and warrior! Everywhere is the human species responsible for pure horror, sheer horror: in factory farming, in laboratories, in the clothing industry, in the circus industry, in entertainment … absolute lawlessness against animals, absolute sadism of human tormentors.

It’s almost amazing how routinely this torture of plucking is done.

The victims are the animals, victims of brutal auxiliary workers in horror places who treat and dismember living beings like puppets.

And these tortures have been practiced for decades and supported massively by a society that morally and as far as animals are concerned, still lives in the Stone Age. And even with pleasure!

Now that autumn and winter are coming: Buy your blankets, pillows and jackets only from synthetic or natural materials!

The advertising industry is trying by all means to sell feather products as a non plus ultra for warm clothes.
There is no heat in these products, only hell!
And behind them exists a whole mafia industry of exploitation and shocking cruelty .

Everyone who buys feather products is either uninformed or an asshole!

Best regards to all, Venus

 

USA: Woman bites Camels testicles after it sits on her at Truck Stop Petting Zoo.

Good to hear that Caspar the camel did not pick up any diseases.

I take my dog to the park; its free from Camels !

 

Full story:

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/09/26/usa-woman-bites-camels-testicles-after-it-sits-on-her-at-truck-stop-petting-zoo-the-camel-has-been-given-antibiotics-to-make-sure-it-does-not-get-any-diseases/

Woman bites Camels testicles after it sits on her at Truck Stop Petting Zoo.

So, there’s this truck stop. With a petting zoo. With a camel. And a woman bit the camel where?!

A veterinarian has prescribed antibiotics to a camel owned by a Louisiana truck stop petting zoo after a woman bit the 600-pound animal’s genitals to free herself from under its weight.

Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office documents obtained by The Advocate on Monday accuse Florida couple Gloria and Edmond Lancaster of throwing treats for their unleashed dog into Caspar the camel’s enclosure at Tiger Truck Stop.

The couple told deputies the camel attacked the dog, but the sheriff’s office said the couple had provoked the animal before it sat on Gloria Lancaster. She’d crawled under barbed wire to retrieve her pet.

Gloria Lancaster told officers she had to bite the camel’s testicles to free herself.

Truck stop manager Pamela Bossier said a veterinarian prescribed Caspar antibiotics as a precaution.

 

USA: Project Coyote Interview with Chris Schadler on Raising Livestock in Coyote Territory.

eastern coyote

 

 

Project Coyote Interview with Chris Schadler on Raising Livestock in Coyote Territory.

Read it all, with pictures, at:

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/09/26/usa-project-coyote-interview-with-chris-schadler-raising-livestock-in-coyote-territory/

USA: Pollinating Bees Decline By 40% During Recent Months – Petition Bayer Monsanto To Stop Their Death Products.

 

 

Mark — America’s bee crisis is getting worse.

Our nation’s beekeepers recently reported the largest recorded winter losses of pollinating honeybees ever — nearly 40 percent. Why are these once-thriving insects dying at some of the highest rates?

A catastrophic flood of highly toxic pesticides — neonicotinoids or “neonics” — pushed by Big Ag is a leading cause of this collapse. Studies show that neonics sicken and kill bees. Reckless use of these poisons threaten our food supply — and possibly even our health. We need to put a stop to it, and together we will.

NRDC is currently waging a courtroom battle against Trump’s EPA that aims to restrict the use of bee-killing neonic products that also threaten endangered species. But to save our pollinators, we need to stop bee-killing uses of neonics on all fronts — so we’re putting the pressure on the world’s largest manufacturer of these toxic chemicals, Bayer-Monsanto.

Mark, we’re amassing a groundswell of public pressure against Bayer-Monsanto and we need your voice to send a message to its CEO, Werner Baumann, that’s too loud to ignore. Sign our petition demanding they STOP selling bee killing neonic products!

Why is the decline of honeybees causing so much alarm? Well, the future of our food supply is at stake. In fact, 70 percent of the world’s major food crops rely on bees.

And the neonic pesticides made by Bayer-Monsanto are poisons designed to kill insects — and are so toxic that, even in minute doses, they weaken the immune and navigation systems of bees, as well as their stamina and memory, making them less likely to survive.

The European Union and Canada have already restricted use of these toxic chemicals, but Trump’s EPA has opened the floodgates for agrichemical giants like Bayer-Monsanto to make millions off this assault on our pollinators.

We’re taking on Trump’s EPA in court to restrict the use of bee-killing neonic products, but we need your powerful voice to send a loud message to Bayer-Monsanto: Stop selling these toxic bee-killing poisons.

Toxic neonic pesticides aren’t only harming bees — they could be harming us, too. Neonic residues are found in 86% of our honey, as well as on apples, cherries, strawberries, and can even be found in baby food. Federally-funded research suggests that exposure to neonics in the womb and by children could increase the risk of developmental defects, autism, heart deformations, memory loss, and muscle tremors.

But instead of protecting pollinators and our food supply, the Trump administration and his EPA are coddling big chemical companies and ignoring critical information about honeybee losses. The EPA approved continued use of these bee-killing neonic pesticides, which are already used on 190 million acres of crops, and the administration reversed bans on using neonics in all national wildlife refuges.

So while NRDC takes on Trump’s EPA and neonics in court, we need to also build public pressure on Bayer-Monsanto.

Petition

Sign our petition to Werner Baumann, Bayer-Monsanto’s CEO: the American people won’t sit by as our bees are poisoned and our health is threatened.

Thanks for taking on this agrichemical behemoth with us. Your voice is critical to our success.

Sincerely,

Mitch Bernard
President/Chief Counsel, NRDC

Germany: strongest agricultural lobby in europe

 

 

from the portal: http://www.netzfrauen.org

“Poultry meat is popular. And rightly so.

Because in addition to enjoyable taste experiences, poultry meat provides many important nutrients that make it particularly valuable for a balanced diet, “said the German poultry industry.

Despite all the criticisms and scandals, the global meat market continues to grow. Particularly popular are the antibiotics-fed chicken. At the “Oktoberfest” in Munich alone 510,000 whole chickens are sold.

In Germany, more than 90 million chickens are kept for egg production a year, producing about 12 billion eggs. The animals are reared within 32 days, from hatching to slaughter, and then slaughtered in the chord. These are chickens that vegetate in tons of fecal matter, in stalls that are too narrow.

 

“Wiesenhof” wants to kill 240,000 chickens a day in his abattoir in Brandenburg alone.
“Meat is one of the most important drivers of growth in Europe,” says lobbyist and EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan, and he also funds this industry with millions of dollars in taxpayer money.

Meat consumption should be even further boosted. The production of poultry meat is expected to increase above average until 2027. Despite all the scandals and criticism, the meat industry breeds and kills more chickens than ever!
German Minister of Agriculture Julia Klöckner also supports the agricultural lobby.

Although a new animal welfare label was presented, but who should check the husbandry form?

Because it’s time, we already have Chinese standards in animal welfare!

 

Not only the animals suffer terrible torments, also the human being is affected. According to a recent report, the practices of intensive chicken production contribute to the increase in antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in bacteria that are transmissible from animals to humans, such as Campylobacter, Salmonella and E. coli.

For decades, factory owners have been pumping antibiotics into the animals to make up for inhuman and disease-causing conditions.

Now fight back bacteria. This is extremely worrying as the number of serious infections with E. coli is at record levels and increasing from year to year. E. coli is by far the most common cause of urinary tract infection and dangerous human blood poisoning, and it can also cause meningitis.

These infections can be fatal if they do not respond to antibiotics.

 

Several scientists point out that malnutrition in the slaughter of chickens routinely occur and cause the animals to suffer unimaginably.

The affected animals are then – hanging upside down on hooks – consciously slashed the throat with a knife.
However, some of the animals manage to avoid the throat-cutting by panicking.

They are then usually the complete head separated – also without anesthesia.

 

For more at: https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/09/26/germany-strongest-agricultural-lobby-in-europe/

 

My comment: And the following undercover investigation (video) of the SOKO Animal Welfare Association will undo the illusions of those who believe in the fairy tale of organic animal husbandry, buy this chicken meat with a clear conscience, and pay extra like idiots for animal cruelty from organic farms! !!

 

 

In Germany, 50 million male chicks are gassed annually just because they have the wrong sex. Even so, the undercover investigation proves that many thousands of female animals are also cruelly disposed of, simply because too many of them were produced, although that is forbidden.

When it comes to cutting costs and maximizing profits, the meat mafia knows no laws and no rules.

For the Dachau of the animals is the meat mafia, but especially their helpers, the meat consumers, guilty.

My best regards to all, Venus