The survival of the ecosystem depends on our choice

Orcas have no natural predators.
They are only threatened by us humans.

Overfishing of their food sources, pollution of their habitats, and the live trade of the dolphinarium industry are among the greatest threats to orcas.

In Canada, the encroachment on their habitat is already drastically revealed and the orcas have to fight for survival.

The salmon farming industry is changing their food supplies, so animals starve and young animals die.

Hence, the survival of this ecotype depends on our choices.

Sea Shepherd Germany

…there are many reasons not to eat animals
one of them is a clear conscience
but there are many more benefits than having a clear conscience.

regards and good night, Venus

Maltese bird smuggler caught in Italy

Committee against Bird Murder e.V. (CABS)

Strike against bird smuggling from Italy to Malta – After months of surveillance in Villa San Giovanni (Calabria), the Italian financial supervisory authority (Guardia di Finanza) has caught a well-known Maltese businessman with more than 1,000 illegally caught goldfinches, chaffinches, and hawfinches.

The birds were hidden in a van that the former diamond dealer wanted to use to take the ferry to Malta. On the black market there, the charge would have been worth between 75,000 and 100,000 euros.

The birds are now flying free again, a video of the release and the smuggling vehicle has now been published on Youtube:

The committee congratulates the Italian police on this great success but also points out that the Maltese authorities had already been informed about the smuggling activities of the man who was now arrested since 2018 and apparently remained inactive.

In order to combat the illegal fishing of finches in Malta in spring, the committee will be present on the Mediterranean island with two teams in March and April 2021.

And I mean…Criminal methods are used by hunters on the Mediterranean island of Malta at a mafia-style!

With 385,000 inhabitants, of which 14,000 are registered as hunters and 8,000 as trappers, the archipelago has the highest population density as well as the highest “hunter density” in Europe.
Another 3,000 or so illegal hunters are added, making a total of 25,000 bird hunters in Malta.

And that on a land area (316 km2) that is smaller than Lake Garda!

Bird hunting and trapping have a long tradition in Malta. The so-called “trapping” in particular has an important social component. Instead of going to the football field, people catch birds on Sundays.

80% of the hunters collect shot birds stuffed as trophies. That is, the motivation to hunt does not result from the desire to have something edible on the table, but to complement the missing species in the living room showcase.

When Malta joined the EU, in 2004, it was required to integrate the directive into its national legislation, but according to Birdlife Malta and CABS, successive Maltese governments have been lax in preventing trapping.

In June 2018, the European Court of Justice ruled that Malta had violated the directive by introducing too many exemptions and failing to implement adequate enforcement measures.

In October 2018, in response to the June ruling, Malta lifted its rules on the fall live capture of finches and only allowed the catching of golden plover and song thrush.

But Birdlife Malta and CABS, which were searching the island for illegal activity, reported that nothing had changed.

My best regards to all, Venus


Germany: successful year against the hunt

This year we have an excellent record against the hunt.

1) According to the New Press” _Magazin in Frankfurt, 100 high seats had been eliminated by animal rights activists until July 2020.

Quotes from the newspaper report: “The perpetrators used brute force. Where they couldn’t saw, they bent the metal ladders.” Everything is now unusable, “says the tenant.

(Brute force is only used by hunters against defenseless animals.
Therefore we are pleased that at least from these places no animals are shot anymore)

2) It is a concerted action that began in Hessen in February with the destruction of 42 high seats in the city forest.
The damage is estimated at 20,000 euros.

(What a crap!!
The hunters build a high seat with wood, which they loot from the trees of the forest, and costs a maximum of 100 euros each. And most of them aren’t  legal!)

3) The police and the public prosecutor are currently investigating who is responsible for the destruction.

Senior Public Prosecutor Nadja Niesen confirmed: “We are investigating unknown persons because of property damage.”
The police are not investigating for property damage, but for “politically motivated crime” (!!!)

(The crime is not that someone destroyed the cruel high seats, but that they exist at all).

4) So announces the hunting tenant to go hunting with mobile high stands in the future – smaller, collapsible ladders that can be leaned against a tree.
However, it is inconvenient. “When hunting wild boar, we often have to wait for hours in the raised hide in winter.”

(Clear! who is looking for a victim in the forest has to work hard.
And most of the murder seats will be paid – like the others – with money from the community)

My best regards to all, Venus