New Zealand: Rodeo is a theatre of cruelty.

 

 

In New Zealand, Rodeo becomes an entertaining family day where burly participants imitate their Texas counterparts by throwing ridiculous big hats are tying into an arena and torturing three-month-old calves to impress the audience.

 

 

It’s time to end rodeos in New Zealand. That’s what many are saying as rodeo season in the island nation starts again.

Hundreds of people have gathered at local rodeos around the country to protest the sport’s cruelty and abuse towards the animals required to perform.

Join them in their protests. Add your voice by signing the petition and demanding that New Zealand ban rodeos on a national level!

 

For the riders and the spectators, rodeos are just a fun game. But for horses and cows, it seems like a matter of life and death.

They are prey animals, so when they feel another living being on their backs, they can only imagine that their lives are in danger. Imagine that feeling – would you want another living being to feel that, day after day?

For those animals that don’t cooperate, rodeo riders use various tools to get them to buck and put on a good, entertaining show.

They may prod them with an electric shocker to provoke a buck, poke them with spurs, or fit them with “flank straps” – a rope tied tightly around the animals’ abdomen.

If handlers and riders need all these horrible tools just to make an animal jump, that should tell you that it is not a great experience for the animal.

But even worse than the pain they endure, some rodeo animals never make it out alive. According to Safe, an animal protection organization, four animals died in rodeos just last year. That’s four animals that were used as tools and then discarded once their use had expired.

 

This “sport” is cruel and should be outlawed. It’s just that simple.
Tell New Zealand that there is no bucking reason to abuse animals.

Sign the petition and ask for the sport to be banned nationally.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/de/962/858/975/rodeos-are-extremely-cruel-and-should-be-band.-sign-now/

My comment: Just like rap music, rodeo is a product of American “pop culture” that New Zealand has adopted with open arms. So it’s not a tradition at all, it’s an import. Bad examples are quickly adopted by people, good ones are not.

Cruelty will always have its supporters. It always has and it always will. Rodeo (this primitive demonstration of Cowboy’s potency) has worked hard to expand its support base.

They call this animal abuse a “sport”, but these brutal shows are part of the entertainment industry. It is often also a matter of gambling, such as greyhound racing, horse racing and so is rodeo too. The people involved in riding the rodeo animals are fit and healthy young people who want to signal and prove their potency.

It’s very clear that rodeo is a sadistic act of torturing animals.
Without pain, distress and fear, these animals could not be ridden.

The rodeo animals are victims of abuse and anyone who loves animals should boycott this brutal theater of indigenous cowboys.

 

My best regards to all, Venus

 

UK: The Big Garden Bird Watch – Join Over 500,000 In Monitoring UK Wild Birds Populations – Still Time for 25-27 January Event.

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For photos also – go to https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/01/20/uk-the-big-garden-birdwatch-25-27-january-still-time-to-take-part-and-provide-much-needed-data-over-half-a-million-already-registered-this-year-join-them/

Every year in the UK, the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) has a special weekend where everyone is invited to participate. It is called the Big Garden Birdwatch; https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch/   and it allows anyone to spend just a hour in their own garden; or from the house etc; to log and count the types of birds which are visiting the area. We are all ready to do our bit; taking part in this free count, which only takes an hour of time; a yet provides a huge amount of data to scientists who research how bird numbers and species are increasing or declining across the whole of the country.

What’s also very important – it links people with garden birds; tells them about care and how to provide types of food for the different types. A big win-win for the garden birds of the UK; and with over half a million people signed up for this years event, the data provided by the watch will be a massive insight or window into the bird situation in the UK.

There is still time to take part if you live in the UK – just follow the links we have given below;

Happy watching – Mark (WAV).

 

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For over 40 years, we’ve (RSPB) have been asking you to count the birds in your garden – and you’ve been brilliant at it.

With over half a million people now regularly taking part, coupled with 40 years worth of data, Big Garden Birdwatch allows us to monitor trends and helps us understand how birds are doing.

As the format of the survey has stayed the same, the scientific data can be compared year-on-year, making your results very valuable to our scientists.

With results from so many gardens, we are able to create a “snapshot” of bird numbers across the UK. 

For four decades, the Big Garden Birdwatch has highlighted the winners and losers in the garden bird world. It was one of the first surveys to alert the RSPB to the decline in the number of song thrushes in gardens. This species was a firm fixture in the top 10 in 1979, but by 2019 numbers of song thrushes seen in gardens had declined by 76%, coming in at number 20.

Your results help us spot problems, but more importantly, they are also the first step in putting things right.

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Links:

How to take part – https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch/everything-you-need-to-know-about-big-garden-birdwatch/

Attracting birds to your garden – https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch/feeding-and-attracting-birds/

Birds to look out for – https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch/birds-to-look-out-for/

How to take part

It’s so easy to take part. An hour with the birds is a wonderful opportunity to sit back, relax and spend time with nature. So, pop the kettle on, put your feet up and start counting!

  1. Watch the birds for one hour

    Choose an hour between 25 and 27 January to watch the birds in your garden or local park.

  2. Count the most birds that land at once

    Only count the birds that land in your garden or park, not those flying over. The same birds may land more than once, so you can avoid double counting by recording the highest number of each bird species you see at any one time – not the total number you count over the hour.

  3. Tell us what you saw

    Every count is important, so don’t worry if you don’t see anything. Observing which birds aren’t around is as important as seeing the ones that are. You can submit your results online at rspb.org.uk/birdwatch from 25 January until 16 February.

If you’d prefer to send us your results by post, you can download a submission form from rspb.org.uk/birdwatch. Please make sure you post your findings back to us by 11 February.

 

 

 

Hunters: Psychopaths among us!

From Anonymous for the Voiceless

Regarded as a historic sport, boar hunting—popular in some countries of Europe and Asia, and in many US states—is the practice of hunting wild boars, or feral pigs.

 

 

Either killed for their flesh, for fun, or for “population and crop control”, they are commonly hunted using either trapping methods, or with hunting dogs.

 

 

Two types of dogs are used, bay and catch dogs. Bay dogs will find, chase, and alert hunters to the boar, whereas catch dogs will do just that, catch the boar.

They will use their weight and teeth to immobilize the boar so that they can be captured by the hunter.
In both methods, the individual will remain trapped until the hunter ultimately ends their life.

 

 

This isn’t sport. This isn’t necessary.

And I mean…Hunters plan their hunt very carefully – and they happily wipe out life after life to fulfill their own abnormal desires.

These people are murderers, they passionately collect corpses.

Taking a life serves to satisfy your own selfish and sadistic desires. They carefully plan their intoxication and then kill over and over again with no prospect of an end.

Like serial killers!

These people are among us. They are military officials, veterinarians, gynecologists, dentists or lead scout groups. A whole range of factors such as genes, family relationships, upbringing, intelligence and opportunities form a psychopath.

And hunters are psychopaths! Their brains are literally less “turned on” than the brains of normal people.

 

 

Both – the serial killer and the violent and cunning hunter think they have something important to share. Brain abnormalities are strikingly common in serial killers.

Violence leaves traces in the brain after a short time.

When hunters encounter opposition, they quickly come up with terms such as “regulate stock”, “environmental protection” and “nature conservation”. But if you love and want animals as such, let them live in peace instead of dismembering them!

All they “win” is the disgust of other people, because the most understand that hunting is a pastime for psychopaths and have acquired the hatred and rejection of this society themselves.

 

 

My best regards to all, Venus