better safe than sorry…

 

“to be on the safe side we should maybe also club all mink bearers” (Micha Müntjes)

 

And that’s only because we, like the Danes, take the infection thing very seriously.

Better safe than sorry!

 

Regards and good night, Venus

 

Italy: Frozen Wolf With No Heartbeat Gets CPR From Fearless Couple.

WAV Comment:  A wonderful story that shows the very best in people and what they will do to save an animal from death.  We give credit and solidarity to our amazing Italian rescuer friends.  Check out the video and link below for more information.

Frozen Wolf With No Heartbeat Gets CPR From Fearless Couple

Poor wolf was nearly frozen to death when he was found unable to move in an icy river in Italy.

A group of kind men waded out in the frigid waters to carry the ailing wolf to shore, a video posted to YouTube shows. As rescuers carry the wolf’s limp body up the embankment, it almost seems as though all hope for his survival is lost.

Wolf isn’t breathing, and they can’t find a heartbeat. People surround the wolf, trying to resuscitate him. A man stands over Navarre, with his hands over the wolf’s heart, trying to get it pumping again. A woman leans close to the wolf to see if there’s any sign of breath. She even tries to breathe life back into the wolf’s mouth.

Watching the footage, the attempt seems hopeless — until a miracle seems to happen: Wolf starts to breathe again. Rescuers set to work warming Navarre, putting him under a blanket and drying his fur with a hair dryer, as they transport him to a recovery centre. Wolf’s back legs were paralyzed from the cold. Along with the other strides he needed to make in recovery, he would need to relearn how to walk.

http://www.whitewolfpack.com/2015/10/frozen-wolf-with-no-heartbeat-gets-cpr.html?m=1

The Absolute Worst of Cognitive Dissonance.

Thanks Stacey – regards Mark

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The Absolute Worst of Cognitive Dissonance

NOVEMBER 9, 2020

by Stacey

Please note that if you consume or use animals in any way, you should watch this video; there are a few brief, graphic parts, but they come with a warning so you can literally look away as you currently do. SL

Source Cosmic Skeptic YouTube

Cognitive Dissonance is the state of having inconsistent thoughts, beliefs, or attitudes, especially as relating to behavioural decisions and attitude change. There is one particular area in which this is especially present, and in which it constitutes the norm, rather than the exception.

Links:

‘Why It’s Time To Go Vegan’: https://youtu.be/gcVR2OVxPYw

‘A Meat Eater’s Case For Veganism’: https://youtu.be/C1vW9iSpLLk

Sources

[1] 7 billion male chicks killed each year: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0032579119310636?via%3Dihub

[2] British male chicks ‘humanely gassed’: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/hatched-discarded-gassed-what-happens-male-chicks-uk-10088509.html?

[3] Treatment of UK dairy cows: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9sSDTbJ8WI

[4] Most pigs slaughtered in UK killed by gas chamber (page 6): https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/778588/slaughter-method-survey-2018.pdf

[5] Around six million calves killed per year in the EU for veal: https://www.ciwf.org.uk/farm-animals/cows/veal-calves/

[6] Animal slaughter counter: https://thevegancalculator.com/animal-slaughter/

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Denmark: A mutant form of coronavirus found in Danish mink has arisen before, scientists have revealed.

First – a must watch:

Denmark Mink Murders – WAV posts:

Further news 09/11/20.

‘Mutant coronavirus’ seen before on mink farms, say scientists

A mutant form of coronavirus found in Danish mink has arisen before, scientists have revealed.

The mutated virus, which appears to have spread from animals to humans in Denmark, has been detected retrospectively at a mink farm in the Netherlands, according to a leading Dutch expert.

The mink were culled and the mutation did not infect humans there, he said.

Six countries have reported coronavirus outbreaks at mink farms.

They include the Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, Sweden, Italy and the US.

Mink are known to be susceptible to Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, which can spread rapidly from animal to animal in mink farms.

Animals have become infected by farm workers during the pandemic, and have occasionally passed the virus on to humans, raising the risk of the virus acquiring mutations.

Danish scientists are worried that genetic changes in a mink-related form of the virus, infecting a dozen people, has the potential to make future vaccines less effective.

The genetic change is in the spike protein of the virus, which is important in the body’s immune response, and a key target for vaccines.

The Danish genome sequences were recently released on a public database, allowing scientists in other countries to look for evidence of the mutation.

Prof Wim van der Poel, a veterinary expert at Wageningen University, said analysis of genetic data from the Netherlands revealed one previous case of the mutation at a mink farm there.

He told BBC News: “We have once seen a mutant virus with a comparable mutation in the spike protein encoding region, in mink in the Netherlands, but this mutant did not spread to humans and the mink of the involved farm were culled.”

The Netherlands launched a widespread cull of mink after signs, in a small number of cases, that humans had picked up coronavirus from mink.

The genetic data from Denmark was released on an international database a few days ago, with some scientists questioning why it had not been released sooner.

“I think that it is most disappointing that the data have only just reached the light of day,” said Prof James Wood, head of the department of veterinary medicine at the University of Cambridge in the UK.

He said the genetic changes needed careful evaluation, as reports from Denmark suggested an effect on immunity. “This may be what triggered the enhanced quarantine measures for travellers from Denmark. But far more careful evaluation is urgently needed.”

Mink farming required “enhanced biosecurity (or suspension) at this time”, he added.

It is normal for viruses to change over time and accumulate mutations, but experts are particularly concerned when viruses pass between humans and animals.

A number of animals have caught the virus from humans, but mink appear particularly susceptible.

Prof Dirk Pfeiffer, of the Royal Veterinary College in London, said while mutations in viruses happen all the time as they spread, the question is whether these change the characteristics of the virus.

“At this stage, it seems to be that there may be issues with vaccine effectiveness, but this is still unclear,” he said.

Effective surveillance is needed to detect emergence of new pathogens early, and then have an effective way of responding, he added.

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, an agency of the European Union, has said it will publish risk assessments on the spread of Sars-CoV-2 in mink farms this week.

It remains to be seen if the Danish mutation in the Sars-CoV-2 virus will be detected in mink farms in other countries. The outbreak of this mutated variant has become known as “cluster 5”.

In Sweden, there have been outbreaks at mink farms in the south-east part of the country. Scientists reported that the genetic mutation found in Danish mink had not been detected so far.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-54867653

Never forget that YOU make the difference

ALF Champion of the Night

Never forget why YOU do what you do.

Never forget why YOU could not do anything else than giving your voice to the weakest, the exploited, the enslaved, the forgotten, the lost, those who are in the dark.

Never forget that YOU are a bright light that shines far and wide in this society in which the people who stand up for the rights of ALL living beings are ridiculed, insulted, fought, ridiculed, and marginalized.

Never forget, even if YOU feel worn down, sad, alone, tired, and bruised that there are countless out there who are counting on YOU.

Never forget that it was YOU who escaped the ignorance, monotony, stupidity, brutality, and heartlessness of society and who have now taken the path of consistent nonviolence.

Never forget that it was YOU who tore the cloak of indifference that had wrapped itself coldly around your heart.

Never forget that the most important impetus for the development of modern societies has always come from those who have not gone with the flow; those who were brave enough wholeheartedly “No! Not in my name! ” to scream.

Never forget that YOU make the difference.

Night Champion
#animalliberationfront #streiterdernacht

What do I mean? the same thing!

My best regards to all, Venus

“There Was a Killing”

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On the morning of June 19th, 2020, seven activists from the love-based animal rights group Toronto Pig Save were demonstrating outside Sofina Foods’ Fearmans slaughterhouse in Burlington, Ontario.

What began as a peaceful vigil (giving water to pigs and offering them comfort moments before their death) and protest against “ag-gag” Bill 156 soon ended in horror for vegan activist Regan Russell.

It was a little after 10 am as another truck carrying pigs appeared on the horizon, but something was off. Though the truck would be turning right onto a service road, the driver remained in the left lane, not moving, holding up traffic for several light-cycles.

Russell, waiting at the crosswalk on the far side of the service road, eventually decided to join her companions. Suddenly, the truck lurched forward and the other activists heard a terrifying scream, but the driver kept going until security guards waved him down.

By then, 65-year old Regan Russell, a decades-long pioneer in Canadian animal rights activism had been dragged more than the entire length of the truck, and she was dead.

No criminal charges were brought against the driver due to the passing of Bill 156 just one day before, a statute designed to protect transporters from animal rights activists.

Dubbed an ag-gag, Bill 156 is an undemocratic and unconstitutional piece of legislation that allows force to be used against protesters. It also infringes on the right to assemble and criminalizes activists and whistleblowers working to expose violence against animals on farms, at slaughterhouses, and in transport trucks.

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Shaun Monson (Earthlings, Unity), and featuring never-before-seen footage, “There Was a Killing” provides first-hand accounts and in-depth analysis from attorneys Robert Monson, Lisa Bloom, and David Simon exposing corruption and a cover-up that has allowed the animal agriculture industry to avoid the legal and economic consequences of their behavior through a law some may see as a license to kill.

Director: Shaun Monson
Producer: Shaun Monson
Release date: 2020
Running time: 28.29
Audio: English
Subtitles: English
Genre: Documentary

 

And I mean…After the negligent killing of animal rights activist Regan Russell, the meat mafia thought it would intimidate us.
That the demonstrations against animal suffering and the uncovering of the illegal conditions in the slaughterhouses would stop.

Not only have we not stopped, but we have been strengthened by her death.
We will not stop.

The meat-milk mafia who live on slavery and torture of animals, together with corrupt government circles that support them, they will be disappointed.

The violence from the city oligarchs will not force us to change sides.
We stay on the right side, we stay with the animals.

My best regards to all, Venus