Spain: The “Greyhound” Holocaust

 

As it says in Article 13 of the Lisbon Treaty:  “… animals are sentient beings. The overall goal is to ensure that the animals do not suffer any avoidable pain or suffering. ”

The Spanish Galgeros don’t give a shit about it!

 

A cruel fate awaits over 50,000 galgos in Spain at the end of the hunting season.

They are traditionally bred for hunting and used for pleasure and greed by the so-called galgueros (hunters). Without food and water, the galgos live their sad lives in dirty, narrow bunkers without daylight.

Every day is hell for them.

They are always the same pictures: Galgos, emaciated to the bone, whose ribs can be counted with the naked eye. Then there are those with obviously broken legs and open flesh wounds as well as those for whom – hung on the tree – tragically all help comes too late.

These pictures can only mean one thing: The hunting season in Spain is officially over.

The hunting season with galgos goes from October to late January, but their abuse is ubiquitous all year round.

But at the end of January, when the hunting season ends, the situation for the galgos gets worse than ever.

 

What now with the many hunting dogs that are no longer needed? Nobody wants to bear the costs for food, accommodation, water and veterinarian until next year. Then these animals are killed en masse.

New mass graves are discovered every day with galgos.

 

 

In Spain, the Galgo is pure goods. Its value depends on its performance. In the classifieds market, the price starts with one euro for a Galgo puppy.

Animals that have won a few races or have champions in the ancestral row quickly make it to a few thousand euros.

 

Training takes place behind cars and motorcycles in summer.

 

Hunting and coursing for four months, always running, rushing, hunting, alone, in pairs, in a pack, four months of top performance. And top performance takes a toll.

The dog is too tired? Take another one!

The dog is too slow? Take another one!

The dog got hurt? Take another one! It’s about honor, it’s about pride, no galguero can get along with two dogs, an average of 10 to 15 are used per season by a galguero

Animals that no longer achieve the desired performance are disposed of ice cold. The galgueros break their legs so that they become useless.

They throw them into wells where the galgos starve to death.

 

The hanging of the galgos even has a name, “tocar el piano”, in English “playing the piano”, since the galgo just touches the ground with its paws and struggles for its life, like when a piano player hits the keys, but it does is not a game, it is a cruel, cowardly murder by hand of a brutal, human scum!

The galgo hangs strangled from a tree so that it can barely tap its feet on the ground. Not so that he can survive, but so that he can prolong his agony himself a little.

 

 

The dog was hung up because it did not catch a rabbit while hunting. This goes against the hunter’s pride and must be paid for with death.

 

Hunting with the Spanish greyhounds “Galgos”  is prohibited in the rest of the EU. Only not in Spain.

You can see that this is systematic cruelty to animals by the fact that around 50,000 galgos dangle from the trees every year.

The protest against the handling of greyhounds is getting louder and louder: In a petition called “Galgo Massacre” to the European Parliament, animal rights activists, for example, ask EU politicians:

Stop hunting with Galgos in Spain.”

The international petition the Change.org platform has already been signed by more than 127,000 people.

 

https://www.veto-tierschutz.de/galgos/

 

Hunting with galgos is particularly widespread in the regions of Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla and León, Madrid and Andalusia, i.e. in the middle of the country and in southern Spain.

The dogs are kept in remote crates in the hinterland where tourists don’t notice!!

 

 

Hunting is a popular sport in Spain, a license is easily available. But hunting events across Spain have also become big events that serve entertainment and machismo.

Animal rights activists appeal to the European Parliament

The protest against the handling of greyhounds is getting louder and louder: In a petition called “Galgo Massacre” to the European Parliament, animal rights activists, for example, ask EU politicians: “Stop hunting with Galgos in Spain.”

The international petition the Change.org platform has already been signed by more than 127,000 people.

 

https://www.veto-tierschutz.de/galgos/

 

 

 

Please sign and share the petition: https://www.veto-tierschutz.de/galgos/

And I mean…There has never really existed a civilized Spain.

The Spanish Inquisition was founded on November 1, 1478.

It was only abolished on July 15, 1834 under Isabella II.
How much does it do? 365 years !!

The 320 years of the Conquista y Colonización and the 36 years of the Franco dictatorship naturally have to be counted towards this.

The “few” million murdered indigenous of Latin America are also due to the civilized Spain.
Because the Spaniards always claimed that the Indians had no soul and were not part of the human species, they also played executioners in this continent.

That was the black past, but the present doesn’t look better.

50,000 galgos per year brutally executed by hunters and breeders in Spain.
Approximately 200,000 animals are abandoned each year.

In Spain, an animal is thrown onto the street every 6 minutes, the official number of strays is 200,000 per year, but the dark number is much higher.

According to RSPCA statistics, Spain is the country with the highest animal cruelty rate in Europe.

Don’t forget the bullfighting – in November 2013, the corrupt People’s Party, together with the bullfighting mafia, declared animal fighting to “world heritage”.

We must also mention other blood fiestas! the Toro de la Vega, the Toro del Fuego, the slow death of horses in Galicia due to wooden truncheons, they are also part of the “cultural heritage” of the country!

The Bullfights in Spain – under the guise of “agricultural subsidies”- are financed with our money, from the EU’s subsidies pot.

According to a Spanish MP, around 130 million euros flow from the EU to Spanish bull farmers each year.
Around 27 million euros of this comes from Germany.

A little hope arises after the election of the new government, in which the left-wing party “Podemos” also participates.

Not that we have had any great support for animal rights from the left to date … but at least we have one less fascist government in Europe.

 

A pity, that it cannot be realized …

 

My best regards to all, Venus

 

‘It would be kinder to shoot them’: Ireland’s calves set for live export.

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For all the photos and more, visit:

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/01/21/ireland-it-would-be-kinder-to-shoot-them-irelands-calves-set-for-live-export/

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‘It would be kinder to shoot them’: Ireland’s calves set for live export

It would be “kinder to shoot” the hundreds of thousands of unwanted male dairy calves due to be born in Ireland this year, rather than export them to the Middle East or let them die on the farm, experts have told the Guardian.

Irish farmers have hit a streak of gold on dairy exports, and as a result the industry has rapidly expanded, with the national dairy herd rising from about 1m in 2010 to 1.6m this year.

But that creates a whole new problem. Dairy cows generally give birth every year in order to maintain their milk output. But male dairy calves are no use to the farmer as they cannot produce milk, which means that Ireland will need to deal with as many as 800,000 unwanted male calves this year, in what has been described by the Irish agricultural press as a “calf tsunami”.

Continue to read this very full report at:

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jan/20/it-would-be-kinder-to-shoot-them-irelands-calves-set-for-live-export

 

China: Outrage after Chinese theme park forces PIG to bungee jump.

The incident in Chongqing has sparked an outcry among web users and animal activists

 

Outrage after Chinese theme park forces pig to bungee jump

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-51171495

https://videos.dailymail.co.uk/preview/mol/2020/01/20/6270133149694148065/636x382_MP4_6270133149694148065.mp4

A Chinese theme park has triggered a wave of outrage on social media after it forced a pig to bungee jump off a 68-metre high tower.

Video footage shows the pig tied to a pole, carried by two men to the top of a tower before being pushed off.

The theme park located in Chongqing said the stunt was held to mark the opening of the new bungee attraction.

Local media outlets said the pig was sent to a slaughterhouse afterwards.

The stunt caused anger online – reflecting the growing importance of animal rights among China’s population.

The theme park has since put out a statement, saying that it accepted the “criticism” it had received.

Workers prepare to put a safety harness on the pig before pushing it down the platform

The incident in Chongqing has sparked an outcry among web users and animal activists

The park has apologised, but insisted the pig was well and had been sent to a slaughterhouse

 

“We sincerely accept netizens’ criticism and advice and apologise to the public,” it said. “We will improve [our] marketing of the tourist site, to provide tourists with better services.”

‘Vulgar marketing tactic’

The incident took place on 18 January at the Meixin Red Wine Town theme park in the sprawling Chinese municipality of Chongqing in south-western China.

The publicity event – which organisers called the golden pig bungee jump – was held to celebrate the opening of the theme park’s bungee attraction.

The pig, which according to local reports weighed 75kg (165 lbs), is seen being pushed off the tower with a purple cape tied around its shoulders. In one video of the incident, what sound like pig squeals can be heard.

What happens to the pig afterwards is not shown, though many local media reports say it was eventually sent to a slaughterhouse.

Animal cruelty is not punishable by law in China. However, there has been growing awareness of animal welfare issues in recent years.

Though a handful of people defended the incident on social media, saying it wasn’t any different to “killing a pig for food”, the majority of users condemned the company’s actions.

“This is a super vulgar marketing tactic,” said one commenter.

“Killing animals for consumption and treating them cruelly for entertainment are two different things,” another said. “There is no need to torture them like this.”

Animal protection organisation Peta condemned the incident, calling it “animal cruelty at its worst”.

“Pigs experience pain and fear in the same ways that we do, and this disgusting PR stunt should be illegal,” Jason Baker, Peta senior vice-president of international campaigns, told BBC News.

“The Chinese public’s angry response should be a wake-up call to China’s policy-makers to implement animal protection laws immediately.”

Further reading – The mentality of the theme park CRETIN management has made the news in many UK press articles – here are some:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/pig-bungee-jump-china-video-theme-park-park-weibo-a9291766.html

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/pig-forced-bungee-jump-theme-21320272

https://www.plantbasednews.org/culture/-outrage-screaming-pig-forced-bungee-jump-china

https://metro.co.uk/2020/01/20/pig-forced-bungee-jump-223ft-tower-theme-park-china-12089041/

https://globalnews.ca/news/6436591/china-pig-bungee-jump/

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7907335/Chinese-theme-park-forces-screaming-pig-BUNGEE-JUMP-shocking-promotional-stunt.html