Germany: The horror of the pig boxes remains for the time..



Today the Federal Council should talk about the illegal box stall


We have reported about it, do you remember?




That these metal prisons are still allowed at all seems impossible in a country like Germany, which has – at least in theory – anchored animal welfare as a state goal in the Basic Law.

In the previous version of the Animal Welfare Livestock Ordinance (1), Section 5 states §24 (4)
“Box stands must be designed in such a way that…

1) the pigs cannot injure themselves and

2) each pig can stand up freely, lie down and stretch its head and side limbs”

But now the Federal Government, together with Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner (CDU), wants to simply delete the part of the regulation that stipulates that the sows in the crates should at least be able to stretch their limbs and head in the lying position.

Instead of ensuring that at least existing laws and corresponding legal judgments are complied with, the economic interest of farmers is increased and animal cruelty is legalized once again. Julia Klöckner wants to extend the illegal boxes for another 17 years!!!

The issue was originally supposed to be decided on Friday (February 14th, 20) by the Federal Council – but was removed from the agenda at short notice. The ordinance said the topic could be discussed at a next meeting at the request of a state or the federal government.

This could happen on March 13 at the earliest.,RqOZvx5



Peta’s information is a bit different: Update February 2020

On February 14, 2020, the Federal Council actually wanted to vote on the draft ordinance from the Federal Minister of Agriculture, Julia Klöckner, to amend the animal welfare livestock ordinance and thus to subsequently legalize the cruel crates for animals!!!

However, the decision was postponed indefinitely.


Image: Animal Equality / Petition handed over to pig crates



Under “indefinitely” we can also imagine 17 years.

My best regards to all, Venus


USA: UPDATE: Man Arrested After Starving Dog to Death in Wire Cage.

UPDATE: Man Arrested After Starving Dog to Death in Wire Cage

Posted by Jane Wolfe | February 13, 2020

SIGN: Justice for Dog Abandoned in Wire Cage to Die


Following an extensive investigation, Butler County police have arrested a man accused of deserting a three-year-old dog in a wire cage, leaving the poor animal to slowly die of starvation.

When a postal worker found the skeletal remains of the Cane Corso puppy in an abandoned motel parking lot in Liberty Township, Ohio, he instantly knew the dog had been severely neglected, leading to the innocent creature’s painful and needless death.

“From looking at the animal, you can literally see every bone in [his] body,” lead dog warden Kurt Merbs told WLWT.

Sheriff Richard K Jones says that a tip has now led to the apprehension of Clarence Thomas Jr., who has been charged with abandoning animals and prohibitions concerning companion animals. The accused is being held in the Butler County Jail.

“We posted this case on social media to get the word out that not only were we looking for the subject responsible for this heinous act,” Jones said in a release, “but to let offenders know, you can run, but you cannot hide.”

The arrest follows a Lady Freethinker petition urging authorities to find the suspect. Huge thanks to all of you who have signed — and thank you, law enforcement, for finding this dog’s killer.  Now, we must keep speaking out to ensure this case ends in justice. If you haven’t, please sign to ensure the guilty party is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, including a life-long ban on having animals.

Petition link if you still wish to sign:


China: – Petition: They Throw Their Pets From Buildings !

They throw their pets from buildings to fight the Coronavirus

Petition link in this post:

Please sign and pass on.

China Crisis: Animals Asia Bear Sanctuary Needs Your Support As Region In Shutdown. Donate Please Using Link Below.

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While others try to leave, our brave and selfless staff are rushing back to the danger zone. I couldn’t be prouder… please show them your support as they battle food and medication shortages… all to keep the bears healthy.

This is a crisis like no other…
I’m asking for your urgent help

Dear Mark,

The impact of the coronavirus is already hitting hard here at our China bear sanctuary.

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Our greatest fear is that transport restrictions and panic buying will mean we can’t get enough basic food, water and medicines for both staff and bears. Even locally sourced supplies like fruit and vegetables are drying up.

Our hearts go out to those directly affected by this devastating virus. As I write this, tens of thousands of people are confirmed as positive and hundreds have died…

By the time you’re reading this, the situation will be even worse.

… most of these cases are in Wuhan, Hubei Province, the epicentre of the virus. And unfortunately, we’re almost next door. Sichuan province, the home of our China sanctuary, and our Nanning rescue site are close to Hubei. So we’re directly affected by the new regulations in place to contain the virus. Lockdowns and transport restrictions are taking a heavy toll.

But among this devastation are stories of courage and kindness that go to the core of what this big Animals Asia family means to us all.

Our embattled China team is giving all that they have to ensure our rescued bears (and other animals too) have the care that they need.

This is bravery in action. And I’ll share some of these
inspiring stories with you soon…

Like millions across China, our staff and volunteers are facing high prices and shortages of food, water and medical supplies, mostly because of panic buying and onerous (but necessary) transport restrictions. And of course there’s the constant danger of infection.

We’ve increased our already rigorous bio-security measures at our rescue sites. And we’re planning ahead for any contingency that could arise as the situation rapidly deteriorates.

But most of all we need your help. Will you support
the bravest bear team in China?

We’ve already started sending in basic vet equipment from afar to keep our staff and bears safe. But this is very expensive. Your kind gift today will help us secure much-needed supplies like face masks, surgical gloves, disinfectant soap, food and, crucially, medications for the bears.

The truth is that without you, we’re simply not going to get through this. Please, please… give what you can today.

With hope and gratitude,



Jill Robinson MBE, Dr med vet hc, Hon LLD
Founder and CEO, Animals Asia

PS Our mainland China and Hong Kong offices are closed and our community outreach activities are suspended throughout the country. But all our staff are working harder than ever from home or in the field.

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