Belgian slaughterhouse: Amateurs slaughter as they want

We at PETA and other animal rights organizations repeatedly show the daily horror that countless animals are exposed to in the slaughterhouse.

In June, for example, the “Animal Rights” organization published dramatic scenes from a Belgian slaughterhouse that kills up to 650,000 pigs every year.

According to animal rights activists, the pork from “Van Hoornweder” from Torhout in Belgium will also find its way into German supermarkets.

Limping pigs, drowned in the brewing bath

 

The organization’s video shows animals that arrive at the slaughterhouse already injured and some of which should not have been transported at all.

Limping pigs with organ and tissue incidents, deep wounds, and large abscesses as well as heavily pregnant sows pull themselves out of the transporters and are insufficiently anesthetized on-site with electric forceps.

Others suffer a death throes on the unloading docks or are driven into the waiting bays by violence.
Many animals are not adequately stunned during the killing process.

The animals are sprayed with water so that the intensity of the electric forceps is increased

Again and again, workers use the electric pliers in the wrong places to stun again (!!!), and so the pain is unspeakable for the animals. Some are burned from it.

This also means that some animals are still conscious if their throats are cut or if they soak in the hot scald bath and suffocate in it.

Injured animals are abandoned in the waiting area and have to die a painful death because no one can free them from their suffering.

Some mothers sow spontaneously carry their animals to the waiting area.

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For more… at https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/08/17/belgian-slaughterhouse-amateurs-slaughter-as-they-want/

 

And I mean… Veterinarians must be present at the slaughter, this also applies to Belgium!
Very rarely do they deal fairly with animal cruelty, because they do not want to lose their jobs.
Many who have filed criminal complaints at slaughterhouses for disregarding the animal welfare law are transferred to other departments or suspended.

The meat mafia is the strongest all over the world, obviously, the Belgian one has not even taught its servants how a pig must be slaughtered according to the animal welfare law.

Amateurs are at work who slaughter as they please.

40,000 EU officials are employed in the capital Brussels, and no office, no authority, no lazy official is able to deal with this illegal torture, which unqualified butchers practice unpunished in this slaughterhouse.

A shame for Brussels! an obvious and outrageous violation of the animal welfare law that saw its first days in Brussels.

Actually, one of many, as we know them in most slaughterhouses in the EU, because the EU is the strongest agricultural lobby and the best friend of the meat mafia.

My best regards to all, Venus

Russia: Now Developing Covid 19 Vaccine To Protect Mink On Its Massive Fur Farms .

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mink at russian mink farm | Animals, Animals images, Mink

Fuck everything about this. Fur farm in Russia(post from WTF). : vegan

 

See pictures at:

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/08/17/russia-now-developing-a-covid-19-vaccine-to-protect-mink-at-its-vast-fur-farms/

Russia says it is developing a Covid-19 vaccine for mink and CATS after boasting it has made first treatment for humans

  • A vaccine for animals is being worked on and is expected to be tested in autumn 

  • Russia has around 100 fur farms specialising in mink for the large fur industry  

  • Vladimir Putin hailed the country’s human vaccine as a world beater 

Russia says it is developing a new Covid-19 vaccine to protect mink in its vast fur farms, as well as domestic cats.

Rosselkhoznadzor, Russia’s veterinary watchdog, announced it is working on a vaccine for animals that is expected to be tested in the autumn.

This follows cases of domestic cats with Covid-19 in Moscow and Tyumen.

‘We are working on the creation of a vaccine for animals against the new coronavirus infection,’ said the organisation’s head Sergey Dankvert.

‘The vaccine is needed primarily for mink,’ he said.

‘They quickly transmit the virus to each other.’

A case was reported of a mink infecting a human in the Netherlands.

Russia has around 100 fur farms specialising in mink farming for its large fur industry.

‘People will want to vaccinate pets as well – for example, cats that become infected with a new coronavirus infection,’ he said.

This comes after Russia claims that the West is actively seeking to poach the scientists behind its controversial new Covid-19 vaccine.

The head of Russia’s Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, Professor Alexander Gintsburg, the key scientist behind the human vaccine hailed by Vladimir Putin as a world beater, said in several interviews that the ‘jealous’ West was seeking to ‘buy out’ the top brains in his team.

Any American or European university can only dream of having such researchers,’ he said.

‘And they are seeking to lure them away.

‘But they will not be able to.’

The team that made the Covid-19 vaccination had been together ten years, he said, claiming they were resisting lucrative approaches.

The rush to announce the Sputnik V vaccine – only tested on dozens of people – has been widely criticised in the West, and key figures inside Russia.

Russian health chiefs have been forced to make clear that it cannot be used on this under 18 or over 60 because tests have not been carried out on these age groups.

‘A large amount of additional work is certainly required,’ admitted Gintsburg, who is starting post-registration tests on 30,000 people.

Mass vaccination will start in around one month, it is expected.

But the head of Rospotrebnadzor, Russia’s public health watchdog, Anna Popova, made clear that the country will not solely rely Gintsburg’s vaccine announced with such fanfare by the Kremlin last week when the drug was registered.

‘It is absolutely certain that each country, including the Russian Federation, should have several different vaccines. This is what we are doing today,’ she said.

Canada: Where has all the money gone ? – Canadian taxpayers handing out millions to failing fur factory farms.

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Where has all the money gone ? – Canadian taxpayers handing out millions to failing fur factory farms.

New from ‘Respect for Animals’, Nottingham, England.

http://www.respectforanimals.org/wheres-the-money-gone-canadian-taxpayers-are-handing-out-millions-to-failing-fur-factory-farms/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/08/17/canada-where-has-all-the-money-gone-canadian-taxpayers-handing-out-millions-to-failing-fur-factory-farms/

The financial crisis enveloping the fur trade has been closely monitored by Respect for Animals over recent years. North America’s fur trade has been particularly hit. Last year the North American Fur Auction (NAFA) had been taken over by Finnish fur group Saga Furs, having descended into near financial ruin. You can read the latest on Saga’s own troubles here: http://www.respectforanimals.org/desperate-saga-furs-moves-fur-auction-online-with-humiliating-results/ .

Now an in-depth report by Canadian news outlet CBC has revealed the astonishing extent of taxpayers’ money being wasted on failed attempt to prop up a cruel and unnecessary industry:

A CBC News analysis of bankruptcy and government records suggests that, since 2014, upwards of $100 million in provincial and federal money has been spent in Canada trying, often unsuccessfully, to keep individual mink farms afloat, or is tied up in loans by Crown agencies that will likely never be repaid.

The bulk of the money spent on the industry appears to have come through Agristability, a program jointly funded by the provinces and Ottawa that amounts to a disaster relief subsidy for farmers who suffer large income declines.

But so long and steep has been the fall of the mink sector that the bailouts dwarf what the industry is now worth. Last year, farms across Canada sold just $44 million worth of pelts, down from $254 million at the peak of the boom in 2013, according to Statistics Canada.

The precise amount of public money that’s been spent trying to rescue the mink industry after global prices took a nosedive in 2014 remains secret, however.

The federal Department of Agriculture refuses to release information on payments to the sector, even under access-to-information laws, citing among other things “international affairs” and “economic interests of certain government institutions.”

Not content with merely perpetuated a trade built upon inherent the suffering of animals, the remarkable actions of some fur farmers to seize profits was also disclosed.

The owners of a fur farm called Silver Hill had claimed that they had, over one March weekend, taken 20,000 mink from their cages and slaughtered them at their farm in western Prince Edward Island. The pelts were estimated to be worth up to $1 million to Asian fashion houses.

However, the fur farmers claimed that somehow all of those pelts had been ruined, meaning their income would suffer and their many creditors could not be paid. In a gruesome image of the fur industry’s environmental disregard, CBC reports that ‘looking for a way to dispose of the rotting pelts, the farm said they put the lot through a meat grinder and flushed it all down pipes and into the Gulf of St. Lawrence’.

Courts records, however, exposed the truth.  The pelts were not destroyed but were instead transported to a freezer off-island, ‘apparently away from the prying eyes of creditors’.

Unsurprisingly this farm has received lavishly large sums of public money — up to $8 million in government loans and bailout payments.

This is a damning indictment of the fur industry and another example of why taxpayer money should not be used to prop up one of the world’s most inhumane industries. Fur factory farming should be allowed to die out and farmers supported to diversify into sustainable agriculture that does not rely upon terrible conditions for its profit margins.

It is clear that the Canadian fur factory industry is financial unviable and a disastrous failure for animals, unable to meet even the most basic standards of animal welfare. Respect for Animals hopes that Canada soon joins the UK and many other countries by introducing a fur farm ban once and for all.

  • You can read the CBC report here

  • Read more about the fur trade’s financial woes here

Greenland’s ice has melted beyond return, study suggests.

 

https://news.sky.com/story/greenlands-ice-has-melted-beyond-return-study-suggests-12049724

 

Greenland’s ice has melted beyond return, study suggests

 

It will now gain mass only once every 100 years, and if all the ice melts, it would push sea levels up by roughly six metres.

Greenland’s ice sheet may have melted beyond the point of return, with the ice likely to disappear no matter how quickly the world reduces climate-warming emissions, research suggests.

Ohio State University scientists studied 234 glaciers in the Arctic territory for 34 years until 2018.

They found that annual snowfall was no longer enough to replenish glaciers of the snow and ice being lost to summertime melting, which is already causing global seas to rise about a millimetre on average per year.

If Greenland’s ice goes, the water released would push sea levels up by an average of six metres – enough to swamp many coastal cities around the world.

Co-researcher and glaciologist Ian Howat said Greenland “is going to be the canary in the coal mine, and the canary is already pretty much dead at this point”.

Scientists have long worried about Greenland’s fate, given the amount of water locked into the ice.

The Arctic has been warming at least twice as fast as the rest of the world for 30 years, while the polar sea ice hit its lowest extent for July in 40 years.

Through studying satellite images, the new study found the territory’s ice sheet will now gain mass only once every 100 years.

Co-author and glaciologist Michalea King said the sobering findings should spur governments to prepare for sea-level rise, adding “things that happen in the polar regions don’t stay in the polar regions”.

But she said containing the global temperature rise can still slow the rate of ice loss.

Greenland is far from the only country rapidly losing its glaciers and moisture.

Canada’s last intact ice shelf broke apart into hulking iceberg islands in late July due to a hot summer and global warming, scientists recently revealed.

Satellite images showed that about 43% of the 4,000-year-old Milne Ice Shelf on the northwestern edge of Ellesmere Island had snapped off.

Meanwhile, scientists have warned that summer heatwaves and minimal rainfall have sucked eastern Germany’s lakelands dry, harming fish and plants.

Seddiner Lake, in the state of Brandenburg, south-west of Berlin, has sunk 60cm annually on average over the past few years, with local geographer Knut Kaiser calling it the “beginning of the end for the region’s lakes”.