You can rely on him

and when you are sad..
and when all the good spirits have left you …
only your loyal friend stays with you.
Never betray him!

Have a good night, Venus

Japan, Taiji: Genocide of another species

The hunt for dolphins and other small whale species begins again off Japan’s coasts. In the run-up to the drive hunt, which lasts from September to March, measures were taken against possible protests in the whaling town of Taiji, where most of the dolphins are caught.

The animals are cornered by several fishing boats in driven hunts. The fishermen hit metal pipes that protrude into the water to frighten the dolphins. The dolphins try to escape this noise and flee to nearby bays.

There they are encircled – and their traders can choose the most beautiful and strongest animals for dolphin shows.

Dolphins that are not selected for the dolphinariums are easy prey for fishermen. They are brutally slaughtered with harpoons, spears, or knives.

A live dolphin is worth up to $ 150,000, one dead 600 dollars.

According to local media, emergency services trained to intercept small boats.
Drones were also banned in this year. The police set up a temporary guard for the duration of the hunt.

In the picturesque lagoon near the small whaling town of Taiji around 700 kilometers south of Tokyo, animal trainers sort out the most beautiful specimens on behalf of dolphinariums at home and abroad.

Animal rights activists call prices of up to $ 150,000 each. Then a brutal slaughter begins.

Fishermen drag the wildly wriggling animals, which were not sorted out for sale, in three or four groups, hanging on the side of motorboats, into a neighboring lagoon – while doing turning maneuvers they drive over the captured dolphins.

Others are slaughtered with spears, hooks, and knives in the bay, which is closed to the public.

These gruesome scenes repeat themselves year after year between September and March.

“This is exactly why you have to be on-site with a small team around the clock for the entire six months of the dolphin hunting season. The level of extreme cruelty literally cries out to be made public.

This must by no means be hidden from the public, especially not from Japanese consumers”, says the founder and director of the Dolphin Project, Ric O’Barry.

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And I mean … The hunt for whales and dolphins does not play a role in feeding the Japanese population, is condemned worldwide, and is certainly not economical.

Why is Japan still doing this? The Japanese government’s answer is that whaling is an ancient part of Japanese culture, that fishermen have been catching whales for centuries, and that Japan will never allow foreigners to tell its people what they can and cannot eat – and so Japan continues to slaughter Whales and dolphins.

If the government of Japan recognizes some insane dolphin butchers as the cultural bearers of the country, then one wonders who is running the country.

If you can be enthusiastic and enjoy how innocent and utterly defenseless animals suffer and are tortured to death in such a way, you are no more than a wretched monster and have in no way earned anything like your own human rights.

Let alone the right to call such a massacre” culture”!!

If we consider that radioactive water and toxic waste from Fukushima are dumped in the ocean, then Japan should rather try to get the disaster of Fukushima under control and not give lectures on culture.

Maybe the Japanese fishermen can deal with Facebook and other social media despite their mental limitations, then they will see what a little bunch they are still and how one thinks about their so-called culture in the world.

My best regards to all, Venus


Martin celebrates his 15th Birthday

(from the diary of the animal sanctuary “Butenland”, Germany)

Today, Martin, a heavyweight Butenlander, celebrates his 15th birthday, who only knows the suffering of the other members of the herd from their stories. Just like Mattis, this ox was born right here on the farm after a bull from the neighborhood managed to get past our fences and had a short rendezvous with Martina.

A good 9 months after this intense flirtation Martin saw the light of day.

The only problem he had to live through since then is his rather resolute mum.

For 18-year-old Martina is by no means a mother hen like Dina, Jette, or Tilda, but has instead fully embraced the concept of independence and accordingly pressed the stable keys into Martin’s claw after only 12 months of parenthood.

After that, the two of them did have contact from time to time, but our softie could only dream of mother’s milk and the encounters with his mum were limited, if at all, for a short morning greetings.

But this did not harm Martin, he still grew up to an impressive 1,200-kilo ox, which has the most individual horns on all of Butenland.

Of course, we check them regularly to make sure they don’t press on his forehead. However, a newspaper can still fit through the gap to his head at any time and, purely in terms of the course of growth, this will most likely not change.

Julchen was invited to the birthday party and of course the professional party-crasher team Anna and Fine also paid their respects.

At the end of the party, even Mama Martina came over to eat leftovers.
No wonder that the party was a real blast and the birthday child had a lot of fun.

And I mean…“A different coexistence of humans and animals is possible. This is shown by this sensitive film” is on the cover sheet of the video.

Yes! we agree! There is nothing better than that we can experience the animals in freedom, happiness, and peace.
Some sanctuaries made it their life’s mission and one of them is Hof Butenland, one of the best in Germany.

There is also a movie about this “cow paradise”.

The movie “Butenland” shows how old and sick animals can live in peace on the farm of the same name until they die.
You can see some excerpts here.

My best regards to all, Venus