Germany: kittens sold illegally on the street

During the corona lockdown, the borders were closed, which almost brought animal trade on the Internet to a standstill for a few weeks.
Unfortunately, since the borders were reopened, the sale of baby animals on internet portals has been booming again, and dogs, but also small kittens, are sold to anyone interested for a few hundred euros.

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Together with the animal rights activist Stefan Klippstein and a television team from RTL, PETA Germany went on the trail of the illegal cat trade and made sad discoveries.

In the meantime, kittens are offered on various internet portals. As the photos show, some animals are so young that they have only just opened their eyes.

Those who pay the retail price also get those animal children who are actually still dependent on their mother’s milk – this is also the case with two kittens aged around three to four weeks that were offered on eBay classifieds by “Hanna”.

After only one hour of contact with the saleswoman, the kittens were to be handed over “the piece” at a Berlin train station for EUR 289 each.

Under no circumstances should the “buyers” take the cats to the vet. The saleswoman actually appeared at the subway stop as discussed.
In her handbag, she had put the little kittens, who were huddled together in fear.

Völlig verängstigt drängten sich die Katzenkinder aneinander.
The kittens huddled together, frightened.

The trader kept talking to her accomplice on the phone and was getting more restless by the minute. She wanted to get rid of the little kittens as quickly as possible and leave.

But the animal rights activists alerted the police, who arrived after just a few minutes. The seller was questioned on the spot and must now expect a complaint.

The kittens were confiscated and taken to a local animal shelter, where they are safe and properly cared for.

Die Katzenkinder wurden an Ort und Stelle beschlagnahmt.
The kittens were confiscated on the spot.

 

Selling animal children in apartments is also “normal”

Another case of cat trafficking was discovered in an apartment in Berlin. A PETA-known dealer there regularly sells kittens “whose mother was run to death”.
Or she deceives interested buyers by pretending to be a different cat as the “mother animal”.

Here, too, it could be seen that the kittens are still well under eight weeks old.

A price of 160 euros should be paid per animal. They were vaccinated, she said, but there was no vaccination card.
The dealer also offered to get medication for the animals from a Polish veterinarian friend – another criminal offense.

 

For more… at https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/08/25/germany-kittens-sold-illegally-on-the-street/


 

And I mean…There would be no pet trade if everyone who REALLY wants to adopt an animal had taken it from a shelter.
The shelters are full.
Thousands of animals are waiting for a home there, most of them die without realizing the dream of their own home

NEVER buy creatures on the internet, on the street, or from breeders.
Someone is waiting for you at the shelter, give them a chance at a new life in freedom, warmth, happiness.

My best regards to all, Venus

 

USA: Petition – Stop the sales of foot hold/leg hold traps and snares in the United States.

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See all the pictures of the abuses at  https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/08/25/usa-petition-stop-the-sales-of-foot-hold-leg-hold-traps-and-snares-in-the-united-states/

Petition link:  https://www.change.org/p/stop-the-sales-of-foot-hold-leg-hold-traps-and-snares-in-the-united-states?utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=custom_url&recruited_by_id=1cce7eb0-f0e6-11e9-ad94-4b54850b0d3a

Over 189,000 signatures so far – keep on making more – share with all your contacts

Stop the sales of foot hold/leg hold traps and snares in the United States

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Amazon, Federal Officials, and State Officials: Stop the sales of steel-jaw leg hold/foothold traps and snare traps.  Please sign & share this petition.

This is a request to Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon.com, to immediately cease the sales of steel-jaw leg hold/foot hold traps, snare traps, and attractants on Amazon.com, as these are used in poaching and the maiming of bears and other wildlife. Amazon’s outreach and large selection of such traps put wildlife in danger everywhere. The enormous amount of leg hold/ foot hold traps for sale on Amazon makes it incredibly easy for a person, anytime and anywhere, to begin trapping wildlife, resulting in the maiming and killing of the animals.  The easy obtainability of these traps has already resulted in this, based on the number of traps Amazon sells online along with attractants for bears.

The use of leg hold/ foot hold traps for bears is illegal in the United States.  Bear traps are illegal to use but are not illegal to sell.  Many types of steel jaw traps are legal for use on other wildlife such as foxes, wolves, and coyotes. Selling items illegal for bears is propagating illegal acts and causes horrific impacts on bears along with all wildlife and Amazon should not want to be part of this. These leg hold/ foot hold traps maim wildlife, as has been seen in the historic tragedy in the Asheville, NC area where there are 12+ bears missing limbs. These bears with missing limbs might have suffered this fate because of products sold by Amazon.  In addition, our pets and children are at risk-as they could easily step into a trap. With Amazon’s customer outreach, anyone can be trapping within days near you and hurting the things you love. Please sign and share this petition to persuade Amazon to urgently stop the sales of these traps.

The listing of prohibited items on Amazon includes, “Products intended to be used to produce an illegal product or undertake an illegal activity.” Therefore, per Amazon’s OWN policy, the sales of such traps should be banned on Amazon.com and the signers of this petition are asking for that.

This is also a request to state and federal officials to ban the use and sale of steel-jaw leg hold/ foot hold traps and snare traps in the United States. According to the Library of Congress, steel-jaw leg hold traps are banned in over 100 countries including China. Tragically however, they are not banned in the US and are for sale on large sites such as Amazon.com.

Asheville, NC has 12+ bears missing limbs from trap escapes. This could be your city or town next! These maimed bears and their struggles are shown on this video, along with traps sold easily in stores and on Amazon.  We hope the video will help convince you to both sign this petition and convince others to sign as well. With your efforts, we can stop this cruel trapping and prevent the horrific death and maiming of wildlife that occurs with steel-jaw traps and snare traps.

The questions to ask yourself when deciding if to sign this petition are simple:

  • Should kids, pets, bears, and other wildlife be safe living their lives in nature without the threat of stepping into traps like these?

  • Do I want these traps around my home and family or in places of nature we might visit?

All signatures and comments will be sent weekly to the Amazon head office and to Federal and State officials. Your comments will mean a lot!

“Steel-jaw traps work by slamming shut on the paw or leg of an animal and holding it until a trapper arrives. The devices are outlawed in more than 100 nations, but not in the U.S….Iraq bans them. So do China, Somalia and Sudan….But in the United States, steel-jaw traps are not only legal, they are the go-to tool for trappers who capture and kill millions of wild animals a year for the global fur market.”        Credit: Tom Knudson/Revealnews.org

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Basque Country/Spain: zoos sabotaged!

In Basondo Zoo there are 100 individuals locked up.

In Sendaviva, around 800 non-human individuals are kept in cages for human entertainment.

Aside from that, this zoo has been having financial losses since it has been open, but the Government of Navarre has given them around 70 million euros so that they can remain open, believing that the profits brought by tourism outweigh these losses.

Non-human animals are not economic resources, their freedom is non-negotiable, close all zoos and aquariums!

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And I mean…Of the 80 leading zoos in Europe, which each have more than 500,000 visits per year, 26 – almost one in three – are located in Germany.
Germany is the most densely populated country in the world with zoos and zoo-like facilities.

Zoos are open-air prisons.

Teach your child the right thing and never go to a zoo with them.
Zoos are and will remain prisons where animals are locked up for life and displayed for the pleasure of a paying audience.

That`s the truth! Tell your children!

…many thanks to the activists

and best regards to all, Venus