Bat, the despised animal

There is one animal that works 6 months each year to protect you, your family, and your pets.

It does this every night for up to 15 years. During a night flight, it eats more than 1000 mosquitoes.

1000 mosquitos that can be dangerous for you, your family, and your dog.

1000 mosquitoes that can spread western Nile fever, the Usutu virus, skin worms, and heartworms in humans and animals.

More than 1000 mosquitoes every night for 6 months.

That translates to 180,000 mosquitos per year that can bite you or your pets and transmit diseases.

Because the bat lives 15 years, it destroys more than 2,700,000 mosquitos in its lifetime, and it’s only one bat !!!

If one counts a medium colony and 2x offspring per year, this number is over 12,555,000,000 destroyed mosquitoes, which results in a little over 12 tons.

All they ask is that we do not hate these useful animals, that we do not hunt them, that we do not destroy their habitat and their nesting opportunities, and where these are destroyed we give them the opportunity to nest again.

Rabies bats are rare, the chance of being infected with rabies by bats as a human being is less than winning the lottery.

People are not actively attacked by bats, but maybe bitten when they pick up injured animals and try to help them.

Wear thick gloves during rescue operations.

Many people do not like them, out of blind prejudice, even though they do much more for us than we do for them.

Live with nature, nature also lives for you.

Regards and good night, Venus

Heck with decor!

A small sample of the welcome the fishermen gave us a few days ago in Brittany.

As part of OPERATION DOLPHIN BYCATCH, we are currently on the move off the coast of Brittany to uncover dolphins being caught in fishing nets.

After we documented on August 30th how five dolphins were killed in one day in the nets of a single fishing boat, fishermen pursued, threatened, surrounded, pelted us, and tried everything possible to hinder our work.

But we don’t let ourselves be scared off, we don’t let ourselves be discouraged and we don’t let ourselves be intimidated … especially not by an ass demonstration!!

Every year 10,000 dolphins die off the French coast from fishing nets.

We’ll keep patrolling and uncovering these deaths until something changes.

The European Union has already asked France to ban fishing methods that are responsible for the unnecessary death of thousands of dolphins.

And I mean…

...”The European Union has already asked France to ban fishing methods that are responsible for the unnecessary death of thousands of dolphins”.

If a court requires a rapist not to rape any more women, can the judiciary assume that the perpetrator has been punished enough?
Is this a sufficiently effective punishment for the perpetrator, so that will keep him from future rape?

What a ridiculous shop this EU is!

My best regards to all, Venus


New Zealand: Govt agrees to change law to help protect over 35,000 endangered species.

New Zealand 16/9/20

Govt agrees to change law to help protect over 35,000 endangered species

“The changes will be made by amending the Trade in Endangered Species Act 1989 to ban the domestic sale of elephant ivory in New Zealand with some exemptions, and to improve the regulatory system at the border,” said Eugenie Sage.

The Government has agreed to change the law to help protect more than 35,000 internationally endangered species where unsustainable trade threatens their survival in the wild, Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage announced today.

“The changes will be made by amending the Trade in Endangered Species Act 1989 to ban the domestic sale of elephant ivory in New Zealand with some exemptions, and to improve the regulatory system at the border,” said Eugenie Sage.

“This is a big step forward in strengthening the management of international trade in endangered, threatened and exploited species. The Cabinet decisions follow the release of a discussion document in September 2019 and public submissions.

“Currently there are no restrictions on domestic trade in elephant ivory in New Zealand. This is out of step with many countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, France, Taiwan and China which have already banned domestic trade in elephant ivory.”

“I am pleased to announce the proposal to ban the domestic sale of any items made with ivory from elephants killed after 1975, which is when elephants began to be protected from international trade under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

The import and export of all elephant ivory is also proposed to be banned, with narrow exemptions to ensure elephant ivory items can still be traded by museums, for DNA testing and testing to determine age, and that antique musical instruments with correct permits can still be carried across the border.

“The New Zealand market in ivory is small, but banning the sale of post-Convention elephant ivory in New Zealand will send a message that New Zealand does not want to receive elephant ivory that may have been poached or illegally traded,” said Eugenie Sage.

Other planned changes to the TIES Act focus on improving the way the Act is implemented to ensure the regulatory system at the border efficiently and effectively manages international wildlife trade and stops illegal trade.

“Proposed changes to the TIES Act will ensure that New Zealand can continue to protect significant plants and wildlife from around the world to the highest standard.”

The TIES Act will be amended to:

Regulate the domestic sale of elephant ivory, with elephant ivory from elephants killed before 1975 exempt;

place further restrictions at the border on importing and exporting elephant ivory;

update the definition of personal and household effects to ensure it functions as intended by not allowing items for commercial sale to qualify as personal or household effects;

include a regulation-making power enabling species-specific exemptions from permitting for personal and household effects;

enable a process to return seized items to individuals where there are permit irregularities in certain limited circumstances;

allow cost recovery for services provided to commercial traders; and

allow DOC to consider cases where there have been irregularities with permits issued by Management Authorities in other countries. There will be a process with strict conditions to consider errors, and decide whether to accept replacement or retrospective permits.

The Trade in Endangered Species Act 1989 will need to be amended to implement the changes. An amendment Bill will be drafted incorporating the proposed changes. It is planned for introduction to the next Parliament after the election to be referred to Select Committee after its first reading.

(With Inputs from New Zealand Government Press Release)