What would we be without animals?

 

We can all teach and learn compassion, do you agree?

 

Best regards and good night from Venus

 

Romania: Mass murder for pigs

 

In Romania, a large pig breeding facility again fell victim to the Danish DanBred group of African Swine Fever (ASF). The population of around 42,000 animals was culled immediately after the disease had been diagnosed in 23 pigs (!!!)

 

Last year, two other factories with more than 29,000 pigs had already been cleared from the company.

According to the national veterinary authority, a large pig farm in the central southern region in the Argeş province, about 80 km west of the capital Bucharest is also affected.

23 pigs died of the deadly animal disease. The ASF also broke out in 37 backyard poses.

Around 200 pigs were affected there.

 

Battles on the sidewalk in a small town: The picture was taken just before Christmas 2017 in southern Romania. Image rights: Annett Müller-Heinze / MDR

In terms of area, more than half of the country is affected.

In addition, more than half a million pigs have been culled since the first ASF case in July 2017.

 

Map of the EU Commission on the spread of swine fever in Eastern Europe (status at the end of November 2019).
Part I (blue) stands for risk due to the proximity to the infection,
Part II (pink) are wild boars infected,
Part III (red) are areas where domestic and wild boar are affected. Image rights: EU Commission

 

Ukraine also reports outbreaks of domestic pigs again.

After a first case of ASF in a back yard in Greece in early February, no further outbreaks have been reported from there so far. The measures there seem to have taken effect.

Because Romania does not get the situation under control, the country has been banned from exporting to many foreign markets.

However, this has no effect on the domestic price. This has even doubled due to the slump in domestic production and is now around € 4 per kg slaughter weight.

Experts anticipate that a price of over € 6 could be possible in the foreseeable future.

 

Home slaughter in Transylvania, 2013.  Image rights: Annett Müller-Heinze

Some of the domestic producers are currently not allowed to export pork to the EU due to the disease in the country. The Union wants these conditions to prevent the virus from spreading to other countries.

 

https://www.mdr.de/nachrichten/osteuropa/afrikanische-schweinepest-rumaenien-100.html

My comment: 42,000 healthy animals killed!
Because 23 pigs were infected with it?

The people who are most afraid of swine fever are the ones who let the pigs be slaughtered anyway: pig keepers.
Because if swine fever precedes them and even only one animal of their “herd” becomes infected with the disease, all animals must be killed prematurely.

A losing business for the farmers, because they only make money from the death of the pigs in the slaughterhouse..

And how is it in Germany?

Although in Germany there is not a single pig infected with the plague, the hunters “preventively” kill 600,000 wild boars per year.
Because the hunters blame these animals for the main bearers of the African plague.

Most farmers are also hunters and receive a special shot bonus.
Slaughter money / shooting money.
What more do you want as a pig farmer?

Why is no vaccine being developed?
“It is very difficult to put laboratory results into practice,” say us all those who tortured the animals in laboratories to develop the vaccine. But the “preventive killing” of 600,000 wild boars is cheaper and fun for the hunters.

So far, 157 cases of coronavirus infection have been confirmed in Germany.
Could someone come up with the same idea of “preventively” kill based on these 157 cases …

My best regards to all, Venus

 

China: Very Urgent Appeal – If You Give Nothing More This Year; Give Something Here to Help Keep the Bears Supplied With Medication and Food – Thank You.

https://help.animalsasia.org/page/55773/donate/1?ea.tracking.id=Q1Appeal20_webslider_en

 

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WAV Comment – This is so very important – the animals are literally relying on you at the moment for keeping them supplied with medication; and also for their food.

Please give whatever you can afford to this very much needed appeal at the moment – Thank you WAV.

 

https://help.animalsasia.org/page/55773/donate/1?ea.tracking.id=Q1Appeal20_webslider_en

 

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The Facts Show Children That Abuse Animals Grow Up As A Bigger Danger to Society. Read On.

psychoville

 

Our very recent post of child animal killers:

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/03/01/south-africa-future-killers-in-the-making-trophy-hunter-safaris-let-children-slaughter-wild-animals-in-sick-kids-go-free-deals/

 

Lets play ‘spot the link’ –

Violent acts towards animals have long been recognised as indicators of a dangerous psychopathology that does not confine itself to animals. “Anyone who has accustomed himself to regard the life of any living creature as worthless is in danger of arriving also at the idea of worthless human lives”, wrote humanitarian Dr Albert Schweitzer.

Robert K Ressler, who developed profiles of serial killers for the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), states, “Murderers … very often start out by killing and torturing animals as kids”. Studies have now convinced sociologists, lawmakers and the courts that acts of cruelty to animals deserve our attention.

They can be the first sign of a dangerous pathology that threatens humans as well.

Animal abuse is not just the result of a minor personality flaw in the abuser but rather a symptom of a deep mental disturbance. Research in psychology and criminology shows that people who commit acts of cruelty to animals don’t stop there; many of them move on to their fellow humans.

The FBI has found that a history of cruelty to animals regularly appears in the backgrounds of serial rapists and murderers, and the standard diagnostic and treatment manual for psychiatric and emotional disorders lists cruelty to animals as a diagnostic criterion for conduct disorders.

A study conducted in the US by Northeastern University and the Massachusetts SPCA found that people who abuse animals are five times more likely to commit violent crimes against humans. The majority of inmates on death row in California’s San Quentin State Prison “practiced” their crimes on animals, according to the prison’s warden.

More Links:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/long_reads/domestic-violence-animal-cruelty-abuse-neglect-murder-children-dogs-a9018071.html

https://nypost.com/2016/02/27/fbi-will-start-tracking-cases-of-animal-cruelty-will-it-catch-the-next-serial-killer/

https://cops.usdoj.gov/html/dispatch/04-2019/animal_cruelty.html

https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/why-the-wild-things-are/201302/do-mass-killers-start-out-harming-pets

https://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/13/magazine/13dogfighting-t.html

 

Notorious Killers

  • As a child, serial killer and rapist Ted Bundy – who was convicted of two murders but was suspected of actually killing more than 40 women – witnessed his father’s violence towards animals, and he himself later tortured animals.

  • Earl Kenneth Shriner, who raped and stabbed a 7-year-old boy, was known in his neighbourhood for hanging cats and torturing dogs.

  • David Berkowitz (aka the Son of Sam), who pleaded guilty to 13 murder and attempted murder charges, once shot a neighbour’s Labrador retriever.

  • Brenda Spencer, who opened fire at a California school, killing two children and injuring nine others, had repeatedly abused cats and dogs, often setting their tails on fire.

  • Serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer impaled the heads of dogs and cats on sticks.

Suspected US High School Shooter Has Reported History of Animal Abuse

Stephanie Bell, senior director of cruelty casework at PETA US, has commented in response to reports that the suspected gunman in the tragic Florida high school shooting previously used animals for target practice:

It is no surprise to PETA that before he allegedly massacred 17 people at a school in Parkland, Florida, Nikolas Cruz is said to have talked about shooting small animals, including lizards, squirrels, frogs, and a neighbor’s chickens, and reportedly sent his dog to a neighbor’s house to attack the pigs there.

The FBI has identified cruelty to animals as a warning sign of more violence to come, and many school shooters and serial killers have a history of abusing animals. While the issues of gun control and mental health rage on, one simple way to prevent future acts of violence are for local law-enforcement officials to pursue the strongest penalties possible in cruelty-to-animals cases – for everyone’s sake – and for those who hear about or witness animal abuse to report it.

The FBI is the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, which is roughly equivalent to India’s Central Bureau of Investigation.

Predictably, the man who killed 59 people and injured more than 500 others at a country-music festival in Las Vegas last year had a history of violence against animals, too. In India, the notorious Veerappan was both a poacher and a serial killer, and the Noida serial murders of children occurred at the home of Moninder Singh Pandher, who was fond of hunting. And they weren’t the only ones who hurt animals before moving on to hurting humans – so, too, did all the serial killers listed here and many others.

Regards Mark

India’s Growing Meat, Egg, and Dairy Industries Tackled in New Book.

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India’s Growing Meat, Egg, and Dairy Industries Tackled in New Book

Dear Mark — Founder ‘Serbian Animals Voice’, https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/

In India, cows are sacred to many, yet dairy consumption is on the rise.
Our country is also a top beef-exporting nation, second only to Brazil . Coincidence? Absolutely not.

In episode 107 of PETA US’ The PETA Podcast, author Poorva Joshipura reveals a connection between the beef and dairy industries that may surprise you, provides a first-hand account of the slaughter system, and explains why a quick meal is never worth a lifetime of suffering for cows, chickens, or other animals.

Podcast link – https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/emil-amok-guillermo/the-peta-podcast/e/67448144

PETA India Action Centre Links – https://www.petaindia.com/action/

Blog – https://www.petaindia.com/blog/

Living – https://www.petaindia.com/living/

Free Vegan starter kit – https://secure.petaindia.com/page/30570/data/1?locale=en-GB&_ga=2.226708893.180993676.1583147427-1612057290.1583147427&_gac=1.246607280.1583147427.EAIaIQobChMIn4SJ3NP75wIVV4jVCh0tywhyEAAYASAAEgLBc_D_BwE