Babbysitting

 

My neighbor works again so I take care of the little ones

Regards and a good night from Venus

 

Scotland: Live Calf Exports – Judicial Review: First step to victory!

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Read it all at:

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/06/29/scottish-calf-exports-judicial-review-first-step-to-victory/

Related WAV posts on this issue:

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/06/16/scotland-live-calf-exports-from-scotland-judicial-review-latest-news-from-ciwf-london/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/06/09/scotland-opinion-mark-smith-cruel-and-unjustified-the-legal-case-against-the-scottish-government-that-you-might-not-have-heard-about/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/05/05/the-cruelty-transport-of-unweaned-calves-direct-from-ireland-to-france-and-from-scotland-via-ramsgate-england-for-further-fattening-in-spain/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2018/09/12/scotland-po-stops-transporting-calves-following-bbc-investigation/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2018/11/27/england-dutchman-onderwater-exports-scottish-calves-from-ramsgate-plus-more-info/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2018/11/15/november-2018-scottish-farmers-now-exporting-calves-via-ramsgate-england-with-help-from-dutchman-oderwater/

 

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Dear Mark,

Great news on our Judicial Review of British calf exports. The Scottish Government’s outrageous request for an indefinite delay has been REJECTED!

The Court of Session has, instead, chosen to double the court time available for our case – and the hearing is now expected to take place in October.

The battle against cruelty isn’t over yet, but we’ve secured a first, big victory. A huge thank you to everyone who has backed this campaign so far. If you haven’t already done so, please:

Take action – Call on the Scottish Government to drop their defence of the appalling live export trade.

Donate – 100% of your gift will support Compassion’s work in the UK.

Spread the word to fight live exports, using ciwf.org.uk/JusticeForCalves

Thank you! Together, we will keep up the fight for #JusticeForCalves.

With best wishes,
Nick

STUCK ON A TRUCK

Every year, thousands of unweaned calves are sent from Scotland to fattening farms in Spain. These vulnerable, young ‘by products’ of the dairy industry suffer journeys that are both horrific and, we believe, illegal.

Animal transport law states that unweaned calves cannot travel for more than 8 hours – unless, after a maximum of 9 hours’ transport, they are rested, given water and, “if necessary”, fed.

In reality, the ‘rest’ usually just means the lorry stops moving for an hour. And, because milk substitute can’t in practice be provided on the trucks, calves may go as long as 23 hours without food. They must be stressed, exhausted, and desperately hungry.

Whilst they’re on British farms, these young animals must legally be fed twice a day. Yet the transporters think it’s not ‘necessary’ to feed them until they’re first unloaded in Northern France!

What is the basic evil of the meat industry?

Hundreds of new corona cases were registered this week in a slaughterhouse of the Tönnies company in Germany.

At the Tönnies headquarters in Rheda-Wiedenbrück, around 5,300 employees will have to be tested in the next few days.

As a result, all schools and daycare centers in the Gütersloh district were closed again. Around 7,000 people are now in quarantine around the company.

Federal Labor Minister of Germany Hubertus Heil called the situation “shocking”.

For him, one of the main problems in the industry is that work in slaughterhouses is increasingly done with employment contracts and subcontractors, so that workers, most of whom are from Eastern Europe, are “not treated fairly”.

He now wants to end this “basic evil”, said Heil in the state television channel ARD.
But is that it?

The meat industry has other problem areas:

1. Too much manure

More animals also mean more animal excretions.

But where to put the manure? A large part of it ends up in the meadows and fields of farmers – and thus contaminates soil and groundwater with nitrogen.

Agriculture is responsible for around 57 percent of the nitrogen that is released into the environment in Germany, according to the Federal Environment Agency.

For more…at https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/06/29/what-is-the-basic-evil-of-the-meat-industry/

 

And I mean…According to market observers, the temporary closure of Tönnies’ largest German slaughterhouse in Rheda-Wiedenbrück will not lead to supply shortages.

“Meat is not scarce in Germany, not even pigs,” the Agrarmarkt Information Society in Bonn reassures us.

Thank God! Our daily meat is secured, corpses are still produced in accord.

My best regards to all, Venus

 

Vietnam: 29/6/20 – Bile Bear ‘Cotton Blossom’ Will Be Rescued by Animals Asia )n 30/6. Team Already On the Road.

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Breaking News – Animals Asia – 29/6/20

Vietnam – Bear ‘Cotton Blossom’ Will be rescued tomorrow from her life of bile farming.

Rescue team are finally on their way after earlier preventions due to Covid.

 

Dear Mark,

We’ve finally received the go-ahead to rescue a lonely moon bear in desperate need of love and care.

Our emergency response team are on their way right now.

We were first alerted to her plight back in March. But due to the Covid-19 outbreak causing widespread travel restrictions in Vietnam, and this poor bear being held in the border region of Gia Lai province, over 700 miles away from our sanctuary, we couldn’t reach her.

But we didn’t forget. And we’ve been preparing for her arrival ever since. Her house has been cleaned, her bed made and a delicious feast is being prepared for arrival. But that’s not all…

Back in March, the spring sunshine was warming the air, and the magnificent red cotton blossoms were blooming. Though we couldn’t rush to her aid there and then, we remained hopeful that her many years of darkness were coming to an end and she would soon blossom at our life-saving sanctuary. To mark her eventual arrival we planted a Cotton Blossom tree. And in honour of the bear you’ll help us rescue, we’ve named her Cotton Blossom.

Currently, we know precious little about her. What we do know is that she’s been forced to endure painful bile extraction and we can almost be sure that she’ll have serious health issues as a consequence.

She’ll need special ongoing care and treatment for the rest of her life. Which we hope could be another 15 years or more. Hopefully, with enough love and time, all of the pain, anger and fear she feels will fade into distant memories.

In these dark times, will you be the ray of sunshine she’s been waiting for?

You can help this sweet girl on the road to recovery and beyond by making a donation today.

Our rescue team plans to arrive tomorrow morning. In the meantime, we’ll do our very best to keep you updated, and I hope to bring you more information soon. For live updates, and to see your kindness in action, please be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

As always, thank you from the bottom of my heart for being there for Asia’s animals when they need you most.

With bear hugs of gratitude and of hope,

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

PS It takes a lifetime of care to help rebuild a broken bear. Please will you help Cotton Blossom begin her long road to recovery with a healing gift today? Thank you so much for caring.

 

 

Mikki, her calf Fitz, and companion Punch have to go in the sanctuary.

Louisville Zoo, Kentucky, USA, continues to hold three elephants captive in a cramped exhibit. A mother elephant, her young calf, and their one companion named Punch — all held in a cramped enclosure in order to generate profits from paying customers.

Louisville Zoo forces Mikki to endure a bittersweet motherhood
Credit: Matt Stone/Courier Journal, Louisville Courier-Journal via Imagn Content Services, LLC

 

After seven years of repeated and failed artificial insemination attempts by Louisville Zoo staff, 35-year-old African elephant Mikki finally gave birth to a calf this year.

Baby Fitz is the Louisville Zoo’s second elephant birth in its fifty-year history. In 2010, Mikki’s calf named Scotty died at age three from colic.

Like his mother, Mikki, and cell-mate Punch—who were both taken from the wild—Fitz will be robbed of the relationships he would naturally form with other elephants including other family members near his own age.

Artificial insemination is the process used to produce babies for the zoo industry.

It’s an unnatural, invasive, and likely traumatic experience for elephants, often requiring their legs to be chained down—indicating that individuals like Mikki would flee the procedure if given the choice.

Still, the Zoo forced Mikki to undergo six artificial insemination procedures in 2016 alone.

Baby Fitz and his mother Mikki in the captivity of Zoo

 

Your voice is needed now to ask Louisville Zoo to close its elephant exhibit for good and to send Mikki, her calf Fitz, and companion Punch to an accredited sanctuary where they can live the rest of their lives in peace.

Petition: https://www.idausa.org/campaign/elephants/late

For more and including the 6 myths about zoos … at https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/06/29/mikki-her-calf-fitz-and-companion-punch-have-to-go-in-the-sanctuary/

 

My best regards to all, Venus