USA: California – First US State to Ban Animal Cosmetic Testing – Also England – Wonderful Cruelty Free Cosmetics – Check Them Out.

California Becomes the First US State to Ban Animal Cosmetic Testing.

And talking of no test, England; Super Cosmetics.

Check it all out here – with many nice pictures:

 

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/01/06/usa-california-becomes-the-first-state-in-the-us-to-ban-animal-cosmetics-testing-and-england-dolma-cruelty-free-perfumes/

 

 

USA: Planned murder is prevented

 

 

Intimidated by threats and harassment from animal rights advocates, an Upstate NY fire department has cancelled its annual coyote hunting tournament, a fundraiser for the department.

 

 

The Hancock Fire Department in Delaware County cancelled the hunting tournament Monday after an online petition opposing the event drew “international backlash,” reported dailystar.com. The contest was slated for Jan. 17-19.

“Due to the concerns for the safety of the residents we protect and concerns for the safety of our membership, we must cancel the tournament,” fire department officials noted in a statement released Tuesday.

This was the second year the tournament was to be held. Third Assistant Chief Blaise Bojo told dailystar.com that “a decent amount was raised last year.”

This year, though, the department and its members were subject to threats and harassment “from organizations and individuals for the protection of animal rights,” according to a statement issued by the fire department.

Bojo declined to comment on the nature of threats received.

Change.org petition opposing the contest gathered more than 20,000 signatures. Petition organizer Jennifer Christman accused the firefighters of “murdering innocent, living sentient beings for a fundraiser.”

 

 

She urged signers to “be the voice for the coyotes, we need to speak for them. They need us. Let them (the fire department) know that trophy hunting is cruel, heartless, vicious, monstrous, etc,. We need to strongly urge them to cancel this event and have a family friendly fundraiser.”

“They treat these beautiful creatures like they are disposable.

They post with the dead lifeless body of the coyote that they killed like they won an award or prize. Treated like a ‘thing’ instead of a soul instead of life. Beyond shameful. Beyond shameful. This must be stopped.”

The information accompanying the petition did not say where Christman lives or whether she represented any group. She did not respond to requests for comment, dailystar.com noted.

As part of the petition on Change.org, though, the names and contact information (either phone numbers or email addresses) of the fire department’s chief and assistant chief, the village mayor, the town supervisor and fire department Facebook page were listed.

Adding pressure to the situation, according to dailystar.com, was Village Mayor Carolann McGrath who called for the firefighters to cancel the event after she received several dozen emails describing the event as cruel and inhumane.

 

 

“This harassment has gotten to the point where it is blocking us from being focused on our main mission, which is firefighting and saving lives, (!!!) the fire department’s statement read.

The Hancock Department’s coyote hunting fundraiser is not unique and such hunting contests are legal. Other groups in Upstate New York also hold such competitions involving hunting coyotes, squirrels, crows, bobcats and foxes, among other animals.

Some downstate state lawmakers in the past have tried to get bills passed to ban these hunting contests, but with no success.

Coyotes are not native to New York State. They are larger than their western counterparts. Genetic research has shown the coyotes in this state are a cross between a coyote and a wolf.

They can be legally hunted from Oct. 15 to March 31.

It’s the longest hunting season in the state.

They can be hunted day or night and use of bait and dogs is permitted. There is no daily bag limit.

 

 

https://www.syracuse.com/poststandard/2020/01/ny-fire-department-cancels-coyote-hunt-after-criticism-from-animal-rights-advocates.html

 

 

And I mean…If the fire brigade’s main mission is to save life, then annihilating the lives of others is not appropriate, because it is a crime.

If the firefighters’ professional ethics allow them to massacre coyotes to collect a “decent” donation, then we can assume that it will be our turn at some point!

We are pleased that we finally have the addresses, mails and photos of those who kill animals to accomplish their mission.
We know which one we can trust when it burns!

In the name of coyotes Many Thanks to the activists for this successful sabotage!

My best regards to all, Venus

The Human Being – Sorry To Be One !

I hate the human race and the fact that they claim superiority and a ‘superior being’ type status above all else; whilst in my opinion; they are in fact the masters of destruction and abuse of almost everything on this planet; and that is nothing to be ‘superior’ or proud about.

Please watch this video (link Below) and then tell me that I am wrong !

Regards Mark – WAV.

https://secure.animalsaustralia.org/take_action/live-export-shipboard-cruelty/?ua_s=BLE.com

Australia: Jumping Into Action – Wildfire Action News From Animals Australia.

Australian flag painted by brush hand paints. Art Aussie flag. Watercolor flag. Australia art vector flag.

 

Read the article complete with pictures at:

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/01/06/australia-jumping-into-action-wildfire-news-from-animals-australia/ 

Mark, we’ve greeted the new year with aching hearts as we watch our beautiful country burn.

Like so many, I’m reminded of the continuing crisis by the smell of smoke and the haze that hangs in the air. I know many of you, our closest supporters, live in the areas impacted by these devastating fires. And I know that some of you will have lost all that is dear in recent days and weeks. My thoughts and prayers have constantly been with you, and, of course, with the animals who have suffered and perished on an incomprehensible scale.

I’m writing with a critical update, and to let you know that our action plan has been enacted. Our team has been working to ensure that animals receive the help they need, and that the courageous individuals assisting them on the frontline are also provided with relief.

Getting vets to the firegrounds

The most critical need at present is getting qualified disaster-response vets on the ground to assist the animal survivors. The best way we can currently support animals is to help make this happen, as soon as possible.

We have been liaising with key organisations who can deploy teams to firegrounds where animals need them. Access is very difficult in most areas, and some continue to be impacted by fires that aren’t yet under control.

Yesterday, we flew specialist wildlife vets from Vets for Compassion to Mallacoota to assist animals and wildlife carers in the region. We are also providing financial support to two other veterinary emergency response teams. The South Australian Veterinary Emergency Management (SAVEM), who have been deployed to Kangaroo Island, where catastrophic fires have had a devastating impact. And, in NSW, to Vets Beyond Borders, who are mobilising vets to firegrounds throughout the state.

We are hoping, through this appeal, to also provide these organisations with two off-road vehicles that they will need to access firegrounds as part of their search-and-rescue operation, which will be ongoing for weeks, if not months.

We are doing everything possible to ensure all animals receive the help they need as soon as possible — whether they are ‘farmed’, wildlife or domestic pets.

You can support these initiatives by donating here.

Getting help to wildlife carers

We want to support the many selfless individuals who have dedicated their lives to caring for our native wildlife. Many of them have either been directly impacted by the fires, or are preparing to be inundated in the coming weeks as survivors are found. There will be a long-term need to support wildlife as their habitat ranges and food sources have been destroyed. Much of this work will be carried out by volunteer carers, and we won’t forget them.

Animals Australia will provide significant funding to the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife, to boost their grant program for wildlife groups across the country. This organisation will provide equitable grants to wildlife carers who are affected by the fires and need assistance.

You can support these initiatives by donating here

Our CEO, Glenys Oogjes, and I will remain in touch with both state and federal government agencies to ensure that emergency plans are enacted, and that animals are made a priority. We will also work closely with, and financially support, the Australian Veterinary Association as needed — to enable vets and supplies to rapidly reach the firegrounds.

Mark, while this is such a distressing time, everywhere we look we are seeing the very best of humanity — communities supporting each other, opening up their homes and properties, offering anything and everything they have to help others.

And, as thousands have been forced to flee for their lives, we see firefighters running toward the danger — literally into deadly fires. Tragically, some will never return. The bravery, compassion and sacrifice of emergency services workers is unmatched, and we stand with the rest of Australia in extending our deepest gratitude to them.

If you are able to assist our efforts to help animals on the firegrounds, and the humans who are helping them, you can donate here. All of the money raised through this appeal will be immediately channelled into bushfire response initiatives.

My team and I have been overwhelmed by your generosity and support — your emails, phone calls and messages — not just within Australia, but from all around the world. Please know that there are so many others like you who care deeply for the beautiful animals we share this planet with, and that united, as a compassionate collective, we are giving them the very best chance.

Lyn White AM
Animals Australia

https://www.animalsaustralia.org/?ua_s=GG&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIj-6PrI_v5gIVh6ztCh0yaQzNEAAYASAAEgInPPD_BwE 

Don’t Palm Us Off – Orangutan News Video For 2019.

 

There are many animal species that should be given (much better, or even basic protection from the devastation caused by the human species. Witnessing these majestic beings gradually being wiped out due to industries such as Palm Oil is an insult to all of us who care. Orangutans, and trying to help and protect them, means that they have a special little space hidden away somewhere within my soul. I hate the human race; they claim superiority and a ‘superior being’ type status; whilst in my opinion; they are in fact the masters of destruction of this planet; and that is nothing to be ‘superior’ or proud about.

The following video shows the work of one of the Orangutan charities which I personally support. It shows the great work that they have been doing during 2019 to save and relocate these wonderful beings back into their forest homes. Please support them if you can and help a species which is being destroyed by the wants of some humans which is so offset by the dedicated and wonderful work of other humans who have ‘it’ within them.

Regards Mark

http://orangutan.or.id/

Video link – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVUx3Z0UNJU&feature=youtu.be

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Here are some great Orangutan facts – check out more with lots of great pictures at:

https://www.wwf.org.uk/learn/fascinating-facts/orangutans?gclsrc=aw.ds&&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIxf6_1tTu5gIVxbTtCh0DOwFlEAAYAyAAEgIj5_D_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

There are 3 species of orangutan

The Bornean, the Sumatran and the recently confirmed new species (as of 2017), the Tapanuli. These great apes are only found in the wild on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra.

All three species are critically endangered, with just over 100,000 Bornean, fewer than 14,000 Sumatran, and less than  800 Tapanuli orangutans left.

Although they might look fairly similar with their fluffy ginger fur, Bornean orangutans have darker red coats and rounder faces than their Sumatran cousins.

But they do have some similarities – adult males have a beard and moustache – and adult female Sumatran orangutans also have beards.

Orangutans have an arm span of about 2.2 m (over 7 ft) from fingertip to fingertip.

Young orangutans stay with their mother until they reach around 7 years old. They spend this time learning everything from her – including what’s good to eat.

Infants are so attached to their mums that they ride on her body and sleep in her nest until they develop their own skills to survive on their own.

Because of this long learning curve, orangutans only have young once every 7 – 9 years, which is the longest birth interval of any land mammal.

Some adult male orangutans develop flaps of fatty tissue on both sides of their face – known as flanges – which develop when they’re fully mature, at around 35 years old.

Orangutans can live to over 30 years old – and many live to 50.

Studies show that some females may consider flanges when selecting a mate.

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Orangutans like to be comfortable. They make a sleeping platform, or nest, every night.

An orangutan makes its nest in around 10 minutes, by pulling several large branches together, using smaller branches for a mattress and binding the structure together by weaving in more supple branches. In wet weather, they sometimes add a roof.

As orangutans make a new nest to sleep in every night, we actually use their nests to estimate their population size in any given area. We count nests both from the ground and the air as they’re much easier to spot than elusive orangutans.

As you might have seen in Our Planet, some Sumatran orangutans use tools – like sticks to get termites, ants or bees out of tree holes.

These clever creatures have also been observed making a ‘glove’ out of leaves when handling prickly fruits or thorny branches.

It’s estimated that over 100,000 Bornean orangutans were lost between 1999 and 2015. The main threat is the loss or fragmentation of their forest habitat, caused by logging for timber materials, forest fires and making way for oil palm plantations.

Oil palm trees produce palm oil – an edible vegetable oil – which is used in many products, from toothpaste to pizza. Indonesia and Malaysia make up over 85% of the global supply of palm oil.

Cutting down pristine rainforest to make more palm oil is incredibly unsustainable and releases lots of carbon into the atmosphere. But the good news is that we can produce palm oil sustainably – protecting species like the orangutan – if we ensure that it is deforestation free. This means planting on already degraded land rather than replacing jungle with oil palm.  And palm oil itself yields far more oil than other crops such as olive oil or sunflower oil – so it needs far less land to produce the same amount of oil.

As consumers, we can fight to only buy sustainable palm oil. Boycotting isn’t the answer; demanding more action is.

 

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Check out a lot more info about these fantastic primates at:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orangutan

Conservation status

Deforestation for palm oil production in Indonesia. 80% of Indonesian logging is performed illegally due to weak law enforcement and high levels of corruption.[80]

The Sumatran and Bornean species are both critically endangered[81][82] according to the IUCN Red List of mammals, and both are listed on Appendix I of CITES.[81][82] The IUCN estimated in 2016 that around 100,000 orangutans survive in the wild (in 1973 there were 288,500), and their population is expected to further decrease to as few as 47,000 individuals by 2025.[83]

The Bornean orangutan population declined by 60% in the past 60 years and is projected to decline by 82% over 75 years. Its range has become patchy throughout Borneo, being largely extirpated from various parts of the island, including the southeast.[82] The largest remaining population is found in the forest around the Sabangau River, but this environment is at risk.[84]

Sumatran orangutan populations declined by 80% in 75 years.[81] This species is now found only in the northern part of Sumatra, with most of the population inhabiting the Leuser Ecosystem.[81] In late March 2012, a once-significant population in northern Sumatra were reported to be threatened with approaching forest fires and might be wiped out entirely within a matter of weeks.[85]

Estimates between 2000 and 2003 found 7,300 Sumatran orangutans[81] and between 45,000 and 69,000 Bornean orangutans[82] remain in the wild. A 2007 study by the Government of Indonesia noted a total wild population of 61,234 orangutans, 54,567 of which were found on the island of Borneo in 2004. The table below shows a breakdown of the species and subspecies and their estimated populations from this, or (in the case of P. tapanuliensis) a more recent, report:[86][87]

Spain: 82 ducks liberated

 

 

https://animalliberationpressoffice.org/NAALPO/2019/12/25/82-ducks-liberated-spain/

 

 

 

 

Reported by activists in Spain (click here for video from the rescue):

 

On entrance to the farm, as always we checked the farms bins first. As we opened the lid this duck lifted his head and opened his eyes, he was full of blood and laying amongst loads of dead bodies that were already decomposed.
I went in to pick him out of there, my hands going into the body fluids of the other poor ducks, some babies, some adults, the smell was nauseating …
he is now doing fine in a refuge.
we saved a total of 82 lives… ..
hell exsists .. its called farms
if there is no demand there will be no suffe

Original, Spanish text

PUDIMOS SACAR 82 VIDAS EN TOTAL.

Uno se ha muerto en camino … pero el del contenedor esta mucho mejor.

CUANDO ABRIMOS EL CONTENEDOR ANOCHE EN LA GRANJA ENCONTRAMOS A UN PATO CON VIDA … LA CRUEL REALIDAD DE LAS GRANJAS.
Entramos, abrimos un contenedor .. (como siempre) y encima de montónes de cuerpos de bebes y adultos, estaba, aguantando en la oscuridad, en el frío el único pato vivo de ese contenedor.
Le saque, consciente de que mis manos entraban a los líquidos de los otros pobres patos k estaban rodeándole. El olor a putrefacto ..
Sinceramente y con toda la convicción de mi alma, el infierno existe.
El pato con su cara llena de sangre, seguro gracias a una paliza … en principio no pensaba k iba a durar ni una hora vivo … pero al sentir su corazón latir en mi pecho yo sabia k si … se iba a sobrevivir.
Ahora mismo está en buenas manos … en un refugio donde se fue traslado esta madrugada …
SI NO HAY DEMANDA NO HABRÁ SUFRIMIENTO …

We thank the courageous activists.

The struggle for animal rights and abolition of slavery continues.
Together we can do it.

We do not know which of all actions works best, but in our experience we know that EVERYTHING together usually produces a positive result or changes in the consciousness this society.

My best regards to all, Venus