In loving memory of Mike Hill

Hunt saboteur Mike Hill was killed by members of the Cheshire beagles hunt on Saturday 9th Feb 1991.

Mike Hill became the first hunt saboteur to be killed whilst trying to protect wildlife.

Mike was only 18 and for two years lived and breathed animal rights, not just dogs and cats but every living creature. He was a VEGAN, worked at both Heavens Gate Sanctuary and Freshfields Animal Rescue Centre, and was an active sab with Yeovil sabs and Merseyside sabs.

Mike was too nice a person for this world. There was no hurt nor malice in his soul.
He thought good of everyone and everything. He was quiet, unassuming, softly spoken, and gentle.
He lived and died for his beliefs.

No charges have yet been proffered against the two huntsmen.

No one has ever been brought to justice for his death.

The killing of Mike Hill has devastated his family, his friends, hunt saboteur groups all over the country and at Freshfields Animal Rescue Centre and Heavens Gate Sanctuary. His name, his love, affection, caring for all, and dedication to the movement will live on.

He will be in our thoughts forever.đź’š

The story: On 9. February in 1991, Mike Hill was deliberately run over and killed during a meet of the Cheshire Beagles.
His death came about at the end of the day’s hunting, when huntsman Allan Summersgill, with no-kill under his belt, boxed up the hounds in a small blue trailer being towed by a pick-up truck.

Mike and two fellow Merseyside sabs jumped onto the back of the truck in order to prevent the huntsman from driving to another location to continue hunting. Summersgill sped off down winding country roads for five miles with the terrified sabs clinging onto the back.

It is thought that Mike jumped from the pick-up as it slowed to take a bend. He failed to clear the truck and was crushed between the truck and the trailer. Mike died on the spot.

Despite the thud of Mike’s body and the screams of the other sabs, the heartless huntsman continued driving for a further mile.

The truck only halted when one of the sabs smashed the rear window of the cab. The sab was hit with a whip as he tried to stop the truck.

Once it had stopped one sab ran back to Mike’s prone body while the other ran to a nearby house to call for an ambulance. Summersgill drove off, later turning himself in at a police station.

Despite the details of the case, an inquest improbably arrived at a verdict of “Accidental Death” no charges

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And I mean…when such “accidents” occur during hunting sabotage, the hunters are happy.

They think this will bring fear and anxiety to future actions. But to this day there are still hunting sabotages, and many with success.

Most likely the judges of that time were also hunters. Therefore most of them are not interested in finding out the truth at all.

And offenders are declared innocent. Even Hit and run leads to no accusation.

We live in a perpetrator-friendly justice and society

regards and good night, Venus

 

Who else is interested in WHO?

Today (February 9, 2021), the World Health Organization (WHO) wrapped up its investigation in China into the origins of COVID-19.

According to reports, the WHO’s team of experts from 10 countries concluded that it’s “highly unlikely” the virus leaked from a nearby laboratory, and is most likely to have jumped from a non-human animal to a human.

WET MARKETS: The WHO team spent time researching a particular market in Wuhan, but has not yet determined the specific animal or location where the virus first jumped from animals to humans.

However, judging from the significant role that animal farming has played in the mutation of respiratory diseases in the past decade, it would be no surprise if live animal markets, also known as wet markets, played a role (!!) in the evolution of the virus from animals to humans.

Last year, with the help of local Chinese activists, our investigators went to wet markets in China and documented that, despite promises from the government, many of these live animal markets were still operating business as usual.

Footage reveals living and dead animals in close proximity to humans and in extreme confinement and unsanitary conditions—the perfect breeding ground for zoonotic diseases to emerge.
Now, over half a million people have signed our petition asking the United Nations to call for a ban on wet markets that sell live and dead animals.

Not only are wet markets that sell and slaughter animals extremely dangerous, but they’re also horrific places for the animals who are kept in squalor and killed typically without stunning and in full view of each other.

INDUSTRIAL FARMS: Like wet markets, industrial farms pose a great risk to public safety and are a living nightmare for the animals in them.
While COVID-19 may not have started on a farm, many other infectious diseases developed in humans as a result of animal agriculture, such as SARs, H1N1, Swine Flu, and Q Fever, to name a few.

And just recently, a new respiratory disease was discovered in The Netherlands that could’ve originated in goats. If animal cruelty alone isn’t enough, these deadly outbreaks should be a wake-up call for change.

It’s only a matter of time before the next pandemic originates from a factory farm, and there’s no telling how widespread it will become.

WHAT YOU CAN DO: Whether in China or here in the United States, raising and killing animals for food is a dangerous and cruel business.

The good news is that we all have the power to help stop it.

Every time you choose a plant-based food option over an animal-derived one, you’re doing your part to reduce the demand, and thus reducing the number of animals held in extreme confinement on farms.

Now more than ever, going vegan is the best decision for humans, animals, and the future of our planet.

MAKE A CHANGE BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE.

Try vegan and sign our Petition to close live-animal markets

https://animalequality.org/news/world-health-organization-concludes-covid-19-likely-jumped-from-animals-to-humans

And I mean…So it’s clear the virus did not come from a lab. Did they get any evidence of where it did come from?

Quote from the interview with NPR’s global health correspondent Michaeleen Doucleff in the NPR newspaper:“ So the team says the most likely hypothesis is that the virus started in a bat, jumped into an intermediate host, like a pangolin or mink, and then into humans. And exactly what animal that is and where that happened is still a big mystery. However, they said the pandemic did not start in the Huanan Seafood Market.

The virus was already circulating before then. And so they’re trying to figure out how the virus got to the market. And one possibility, they said, could be frozen foods “ (we have to stop eating pizza)

The interview ends like this: “This investigation has raised more questions than it has answered”.

Therefore we feel enlightened and safe, and we rely on research!

https://www.npr.org/2021/02/09/965966786/world-health-organization-finishes-investigation-into-origins-of-covid-19

Nowadays, anyone who thinks they are well, comprehensively, and diversely informed is sleeping the sleep of the just.
In the medium and long term, a rude awakening is almost inevitable.

My best regards to all, Venus

 

Sweden: 600 mink were freed from cages

From the Blog of “Animal Liberation Press Office”:

“According to media reports, 600 mink were freed from cages at a fur farm in Tingsryd during the night of January 22.

The same farm was raided by activists in September 2019.

We, Animal Liberation Press Office, have not received a statement in relation to the action, but you can read the report that was released after the action in 2019;

Sweden

In the early hours of September 3, 2019, all of the prisoners on a small mink farm in Hölkemåla, Blekinge, Sweden, escaped from the cages.

In total, about 1500 persons managed to get free.
We gave a helping hand by disassembling the fence of the farm and then opening all the cage doors.

We removed parts of the fence using a wrench to ensure a way out.

Sweden-Mink farm

The fur farm was situated right next to a lake where we hope that as many as possible now get to live.

In a world where freedom exists only in moments of rebellion and insurrection, we still think that the possibility of life in the forest and lake is quite the opposite of that in a cage.

We do recognize that the already destroyed eco-systems and colonized nature is nothing like a dream, but since it is all that we have it is where we will go from our imprisoned existences.

Norway

A passion for freedom is what drove us to this hidden killing facility to increase freedom for all of us.

Our desire to share this moment of freedom with the minks is rooted in solidarity and love as well as anger and hatred towards those who dominate us and try to steal our lives.

We strongly believe that there is no limit to the things we can do, all we need is to make up our minds and pick a target”.

https://animalliberationpressoffice.org/NAALPO/2021/02/01/600-mink-liberated-from-swedish-fur-farm-tingsryd-sweden-2/

And I mean…The Swedish government decided on January 27, 2021, to ban fur farming in Sweden until the end of 2021.

On October 3, 2010, around 18,000 mink were released from a fur farm in Skillingaryd, Sweden. According to media reports, only 4,000 mink were recaptured and around 50 were run over by cars.

 

Sweden-2010

This means that around 14,000 mink have been given the chance to live in freedom.
Just one day later, on October 4th, another 4,000 mink were released at a facility near Vaggeryd, Sweden.

The action was one of the largest liberation actions in the history of the animal liberation movement.

In the same year, the largest animal liberation action in the history of the animal rights movement took place in Greece, where around 50,000 mink were freed from a farm

Since the Swedish animal rights organization Djurrattsalliansen published extensive research on fur farms in August 2010, the Swedish fur industry has been under enormous pressure, not least because of media interest.

Today, and thanks to Corona, the list of countries that have banned this cruel business is growing every day!

In Austria, Great Britain, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, and Macedonia, fur farms are prohibited by law.
A fur farming ban came into force in the Czech Republic in 2019

In the Netherlands, the second-largest mink producer in Europe that keeps chinchillas and foxes is already banned. The last mink farms should close in 2024 as the farms will close this year due to the coronavirus.

Then came Norway, Denmark …Only Finland persistently does the cruel business in the north.
In Germany, no more animals were kept on the last German fur farm in Rahden (North Rhine-Westphalia) in March 2019

Corona has dealt the last blow to this cruel business for a year.
Before that, however, it was also the economic losses caused by the direct exemption measures in fur farms that also contributed to the death of the fur industry.

Supported by our demos, petitions, and the educational work of the animal rights organizations

We sincerely thank the activists and wish those who have been liberated a long life in nature.

My best regards to all, Venus