Kanada: Tar sand oil is ecoterrorism and must be stopped

 

Canada faces the largest tar sand mine ever. For them, 292 km² of forest and wetlands would be cleared or polluted. The extraction of oil would destroy the habitat of caribou and bears, and the Wood Buffalo National Park is in danger. Prime Minister Trudeau makes decisions at all times – he must stop the catastrophe now!

 

In parts of Alberta it already looks like Mordor. Open-cast mines are excavated in open-cast mines; previously forest and nature were destroyed. In artificial lakes there is water contaminated with heavy metals. Reservoirs and refineries emit toxic fumes.

 

The Canadian company Suncor operates a huge process plant for oil from tar sands near Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada. © Todd Korol / Reuters

The new project called Frontier Tar Sand Mine is an ecological monster, bigger than all previous ones. It hardly spares an environmental mess. Teck Resources plans to invest 13 billion euros.
From 2026, 260,000 barrels of oil are to be extracted every day – for 40 years!!

 

The forest must give way: bulldozers prepare an area for tar sand mining. © Todd Korol / Reuters

Far larger amounts of energy are needed for extraction and processing than for conventional petroleum. To protect the climate, the oil must remain in the ground – the billion-dollar project would make the phasing out of fossil fuels an illusion.

 

Excavated and driven away: A large area is developed for tar sand mining. © Todd Korol / Reuters

 

Pipelines are under construction to export the viscous oil – they contain ecological explosives. The Trans Mountain Pipeline leads over the Rocky Mountains on British Columbia’s Pacific coast. Leaks are likely, if an oil tanker breaks down, threatens to contaminate the coast and the habitat of rare orcas.

The mine project also alerts Unesco. The guardians of the World Heritage Sites see Wood Buffalo National Park at the mouth of the Athabasca River in danger. The river is already polluted; now his condition could get worse.

 

 

Canada is planning several large pipelines for the transportation of the crude oil.

The Trans Mountain Expansion Project has already been approved and is supported by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. He even bought the pipeline connecting Alberta’s oil fields to the Pacific coast to drive expansion.
However, the provincial government of British Columbia is trying to prevent the construction from being imposed by environmental regulations.

 

Oil flows into a pond where it has to settle. © Todd Korol / Reuters

The Enbridge Line 3 pipeline has also already been approved. It leads south to the United States. The KeystoneXL pipeline, which also connects Canada’s tar sand fields to the United States, is intended to pump oil to refineries in Texas over a distance of 2,700 kilometers.

The petroleum economy also requires a pipeline to the east – for the export of tar sand oil to Europe. However, the TransCanada group buried its Energy East project on the Atlantic coast at the end of 2017.

The company has thus bowed to public pressure.

 

Aerial view of Suncor Millennium tar sands mining operations north of Fort McMurray.

 

My comment: The Canadian province of Alberta is de facto an oil state: After Saudi Arabia and Venezuela, the world’s third largest crude oil reserves are stored here.

Canada already produces today as much oil as Kuwait. Soon it will be twice as much. And Canada is already the largest crude oil supplier in the USA.

The oil companies get everything they want from politics. The free market and oil income outweigh all other factors.

The oil has to be extracted from the tar sands in an energy-intensive manner and with great interventions in nature. This makes extraction complicated and expensive.

But Canada still thinks the effort is worth it: It is estimated that the government and the provinces will generate revenues of just under $ 80 billion between 2012 and 2035.

What does that have to do with Germany and the EU?
A lot of!

In January 2017, the European Union voted for the trade agreement with Canada and allowed more Canadian oil (tar sands, oil sands) to be imported from Canada.

CETA: Dirty oil has been given a clean label.
Since December 2014, the energy source, which comes mainly from Alberta in Canada, has no longer been classified as environmentally harmful by the European Union.

‘”Why don’t everyone protest today? The potential health effects of ecoterrorism for profit and money are enormous and threaten all of us – from water and soil poisoning to the effects of a warming global climate on public health -The effects will soon be devastating. “

That was what an older protester told me at a demo against Glyphosate years ago.
And he was right.

 

 

My best regards to all, Venus

 

Kosovo: Dog fighting as an organized crime

 

 

Summary: We request from Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj, AUVK, and Kosovo Police to stop this cruel act once and for ever and to instruct all police forces to take action against the offenders and the abuse of dogs for fights.

Personal story: I am starting this petition to stop the sick blood sport of dog fighting in Kosovo and to close all the dog breeding kennels where dogs are bred especially for dog fights.

Dogfights are taking place every day in Kosovo.

 

11. Mai 2019 — This is done by teenagers!

 

In Rahovec Kosovo just recently in January 2019 two dogs were forced to fight each other until one of the dogs died from bleeding injuries. I have also come across people who have made dog fighting an online business.

They breed dogs especially for dogfighting and they advertise them and sell them via Facebook.

The biggest one is in Prizren Kosovo Fighting dogs are kept isolated from other dogs and most people, so they spend most of their lives on short, heavy chains.

 

 

The conditioning of fighting dogs may make use of a variety of legal and illegal drugs, including anabolic steroids to enhance muscle mass and encourage aggressiveness. Narcotic drugs may also be used to increase the dogs’ aggression, increase reactivity and mask pain or fear during a fight. Sparring comes into play:

Sparring consists of using a dog as practice for a fighter dog.

Many of the dogs used in sparring are stolen from dog kennels and shelters or even from the same street.

Fighting dogs may have their ears cropped and tails docked close to their bodies. Fighters usually perform this cropping/docking themselves using crude and inhumane techniques.

 

 

Dogs forced into fighting suffer terrible injuries, both from the fights and at the hands of their vicious ‘owners’. Most will ultimately be killed in the ring or die soon after from their injuries.

Those who can no longer fight are often brutally dispatched.

 

This barbaric practice must be stopped. Those that take place in dog fighting are generally involved in other illegal behaviors.

Dog fighting is barbaric and cannot be allowed to be part of a modern society. Instead of tolerating such cruel acts which have impacts on human minds and their willingness to accept killings of living existences, we demand the Prime Minister to adapt a law for animal protection, putting every cruelty against animals and every offence under severe punishment.

 

 

Will you join me today by signin this petition to help bring dog fighters to justice? 

The issue: Dog fighting is barbaric and we cannot allow it to be part of modern society.

Take action! Dogfighting is the worst thing to happen to dogs. It’s brutal. The people who do this are disgusting and should be ashamed of what they’re doing. Dogs are supposed to be loved not killed. I care about all dogs and they deserve to be treated with love and respect.

Please join me by signing my petition so that all dogs in Kosova are treated with love and respect they deserve.

Thank you. A.D.F.C Kosovo Manager

https://www.change.org/p/to-the-prime-minister-of-kosova-ramush-haradinaj-ban-the-cruel-dog-fighting-blood-sport-in-kosovo-and-close-all-the-dog-fighting-breeders

 

 

My comment: Kosovo is a republic in south-eastern Europe on the western part of the Balkan Peninsula. It was formerly part of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and has been a part of the Republic of Serbia since 2003.

The Republic of Kosovo is considered a stabilized de facto – regime.

On February 17, 2008, the Parliament proclaimed the independence of the territory. The country’s status under international law is controversial, 114 of the 193 member states of the United Nations recognize the Republic of Kosovo as independent.

And now I want to further explain the sentence of the article… “Those that take place in dog fighting are generally involved in other illegal behaviors”:

– According to the corruption index, Kosovo is at the top with Cambodia and Cameroon, and the mafia washes its dirty money there – all under the eyes of the UN, which wanted to build the mini-state according to its ideas.

– According to the U.S. Department of State, Kosovo and its neighboring regions are one of the most important European drug transit routes for heroin from Afghanistan to Western Europe. In the meantime, up to 80 percent of the heroin smuggled into Western Europe comes from Kosovo.

– In particular, the country’s prime minister, Ramush Haradinaj, has been accused of being linked to the drug trade. Because the governing members of the government generally maintain a closeness to organized crime, mafia-like structures form the basis of the leadership areas in the political landscape.

A high-ranking BND employee spoke of Kosovo as a country in which “organized crime is the form of government” (BND = Bundesnachrichtendienst, one of the three German intelligence agencies).

– Terrible crimes against the civilian population of Kosovo remain unsolved years later. Kidnappings, murders and barbaric removal of organs in the late 1990s and early 2000s to an extent unprecedented for Europe were practically everyday.

– Freedom of the press has even deteriorated in recent years, according to the International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX). This puts Kosovo behind all of its neighboring countries except Albania.

 Of course there are dog fights all over the world; in Germany they are forbidden but they still take place illegally here.

I have described the political situation in Kosovo in order to emphasize the courage and strength of animal rights activists if they still want to fight against this mafia under such prevailing conditions.

We will help them and sign the petition, which now has almost 200,000 signatures.

In addition to political measures as well as petitions, demos … the commitment of everyone is important:

keep an eye out, it could be a dogfighting cartel in an inner-city warehouse next to your office or on a rural farm in your quiet village.

Show civil courage, keep your eyes and ears open and inform the police or the veterinary office, even if something seems suspicious to you.

The criminals act because the inactive enable them.

 

https://de.sputniknews.com/politik/20190305324207638-kosovo-organhandel-interview/

https://www.stern.de/politik/ausland/kosovo-mafia-staat-von-un-gnaden-3082322.html

My best regards to all, Venus