animal farming: planet’s worst enemy

THE PLANET’S WORST ENEMY: Our investigators used drones to obtain rarely-seen evidence of the environmental destruction caused by factory farming.

What they witnessed at this farm was shocking (Video)

Animal Equality

And I mean… We currently have self-sufficiency in beef of 96% in Germany and by the end of the year, it will not be 91%.

There is already a lot of meat coming from South America, where the animals are kept up to 40,000 in a lot of cattle and are already cutting down the rainforest because we Europeans buy their meat.

If bull fattening is stopped in Germany, the South Americans will clear even more forests.
Anyone who can count two plus two can also think for themselves who is causing the deforestation.

What do the cows eat?
Because in order to manage their 30-40 liters + per day, they have not been given grass for a long time, but also high-energy soy.

Less than 10% of the soy produced worldwide is consumed by humans, the majority of soy production is not used to make tofu, but to feed animals.

“Everyone should eat what he wants” – that is the gospel of the meat-eaters!
Not everyone can eat what they want.
We don’t eat people either.

We don’t send our children to work either, but to school and, as a rule, we don’t drive 180 in the 30 zones.

So what would be the problem if we in the developed western countries finally start eating ethically correct?

And by the way: We will no longer experience the horrors of climate change that our grandchildren and great-grandchildren have to endure.

But the survivors will hate us all for our environmental crime.

My best regards to all, Venus


P&G Sleigh Pig Unit in Scotland- Pigs ‘hammered to death’!

Animal Equality’s undercover investigation has revealed a number of serious legal violations at P&G Sleigh Pig Unit in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, a ‘quality assured’ pig farm which is owned by senior pig industry figure, Philip Sleigh.

Animal Equality sent letters outlining the breaches of animal welfare legislation to the relevant authorities, urging them to take immediate action against this facility using the full force of the law.

A criminal investigation is underway.

As individuals, the best thing we can do to help pigs just like the ones we filmed on this farm is keeping them off our plates and encouraging others to choose plant-based alternatives to animal products too.

Animal Equality has investigated 10 British pig farms within five years, finding severe animal suffering and flagrant disregard for animal welfare in every single one.

This is yet another case of an accredited ‘high welfare’ farm flouting the law.

The recordings of the undercover research show:

● Female breeding pigs who are repeatedly artificially inseminated and are forced to give birth and suckle their piglets in cages so small that they cannot even turn around

● Piglets who routinely have their tails cut off with a hot blade and their teeth cut off with pliers, without any anesthesia or pain relief

● Piglets that are killed directly on the premises because they are classified as too small or too weak

● Animals hit with a hammer

● Pigs hit against the hard, concrete floor

● Sows with labia injuries and severe prolapses, in which the uterus or internal organs protrude from the body

● a pig with an extremely severe uterine prolapse that was forced to stand and walk for over a minute and a half before being killed

● Pigs raised in poor, dark conditions

● Pigs living in pens flooded with water and feces without access to dry bedding

For more…at


And I mean…Philip Sleigh helped to draw up welfare standards as chairman of the pig’s standard-setting committee of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), a public body to which he had been appointed as a director by the Scottish government.

He resigned from QMS this month after being informed of this undercover footage shot at the P&G Sleigh Pig Unit in Aberdeenshire that showed a worker hammering pigs to death and sows with severe injuries, including organs protruding from their bodies.

This is “high welfare”!!!

“A love of farming goes back several generations in my family,” said Sleigh in an interview of 2019.

“My father was a farmer, my grandfather was a farmer and my great-grandfather was also a farmer, so that runs in my blood.”

We don’t know what runs in his blood. But certainly on his hands are tons of blood from tortured pigs

Philip Sleigh describes himself as an “advocate for keeping his pigs happy and to ensure his herd remains happy and healthy, he is fastidious about how they are cared for”!

“I talk to them every day,” he said (

That is how psychopaths always talk!

To qualify for the Specially Selected Pork label, pork must be produced in a way that meets the strict standards required by Quality Meat Scotland’s quality assurance schemes.

QMS has now removed Sleigh’s farm from its quality assurance scheme.

The lawbreaker Sleigh declined to comment when approached at his farm today.

The unit-concentration camp has not been closed down as far as we know.

My best regards to all, Venus


Vietnam: Update – Four Paws Have Rescued Little ‘Cam’ The Bile Bear . Now At Sanctuary Ready For A Cruelty Free Life.

We did an appeal on 23 April to get little Cam bear rescued from his torment as a bile bear – do you remember ?

Vietnam: Lets Get Cam the Bear Out of His Bile Farm Cage Now – Please Donate If You Can. – World Animals Voice

We participated and donated to help with the rescue.  Well the great news from Four Paws is that Cam has been rescued and is currently under quarantine at the rescue facility in Nihn Binh.

Here is the latest from Four Paws which we received today, 30/4/21:

Success: Young bear Cam is safe now 

But this was anything but an easy rescue! We found the underweight and exhausted Asiatic black bear in a very stressed condition as the owner had moved him to another tiny cage before we arrived. Even though Cam was given voluntarily to us, the circumstances meant our team and the bear didn’t get the time they needed to calmly walk into the transport crate. But our experienced staff made the best of the situation as well as the short time and succeeded with this challenging and rushed mission. 

After a short drive the bear and the team have arrived safe and sound at our BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh.

Cam is currently in the quarantine station, where he will receive veterinary care from FOUR PAWS Viet veterinarians and caretakers over the next few weeks. To settle in he got some watermelon and honey treats to enjoy and recover.

Thank you for all your unconditional dedication and support.

Find out more about Cam’s new home by clicking here:

BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh – a FOUR PAWS Project (

Support the bear sanctuary – Ways to Give – BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh – a FOUR PAWS Project (

the love test

Woman or dog-
who loves you more?

1.   Go to the car

2.   Lock woman and dog in the trunk

3.   Wait 20 minutes

4.   Open the trunk


It works with men too, I’ve tried it

regards and good night, Venus


EU: EU’s farmed animal welfare rules need ‘serious and extensive review’.

EU’s farmed animal welfare rules need ‘serious and extensive review’

The European approach to animal welfare has recently been the subject of a renewed debate. The pandemic has stressed the importance of a strong and sustainable food system and highlighted the links between our health, ecosystems, supply chains, and consumption patterns. Notably the one with farmed animals.

COVID-19 and climate change have alerted us of the need for a systematic change in the treatment of animals, says Inês Ajuda, farmed animals programme leader at Eurogroup for Animals.

Polls across the block confirm our interest in the well-being of farmed animals.

“The welfare of farmed animals is a shared concern for Europeans and it is part of our shared identity to ensure that farmed animals have a life worth living,” says Olga Kikou, head of the charity Compassion in World Farming.

But animal welfare rules have not just come to the forefront during the pandemic and have been a hot topic for decades.

In the European Union, discussions started in the 80s, which led to the adoption of a series of directives to protect farm animals. But they are often criticised for being too vague.

The directives and recommendations advise on matters such as space, balanced diets, environment, and limitation of harmful procedures. But animal welfare laws vary across Europe with northern states generally more strict.

Globally, the animal welfare acquis should ensure they have good physical health, mental wellbeing, and the ability to carry out natural behaviour. But the current rules can be problematic.

“As current things stand, it is easy to have a vague interpretation of what the general farming directive means, and this can lead to serious problems for animal welfare,” says Ajuda.

Some companies do not comply with the directions, but what’s more important is that even when they do adhere, many irregularities occur because laws are so outdated.

For example, “there is no legislation requiring particular space or housing conditions for fish, or for transporters to provide for their welfare.”

Ajuda says science has considerably advanced since the rules were first established, so the “Animal Welfare acquis needs a serious and extensive review.”

The opportunity for change appears to be in the works

The European Green Deal has come to set core policy initiatives to make Europe climate neutral in 2050. A healthier and more sustainable EU food system is a cornerstone of this deal, and a special programme has been designed to achieve it, Farm to Fork.

The initiative has set an ambitious target for the European agriculture industry, which animal farming is considered an integral part of.

Good animal welfare standards have been shown to help reduce the dependence on excessive veterinary medication, which is also one of the key goals of the Farm to Fork strategy.

The extensive use of antibiotics is a concern because of the potential development of antibiotic resistance, which could compromise animal and human health.

When an animal is suffering from stress because it is, for example in a cage, like a mother pig that can’t properly interact with her piglets because she can’t turn around or reach them, “it usually leads to an impact on the immune system, which then leads to susceptibility, making them more prone to disease, and this means more antibiotic use,” says Ajuda, who is also a veterinarian.

The Farm to Fork strategy is calling for a review of the EU’s animal welfare legislation, which brings many promises to change current standards and ensure that the welfare of farmed animals is substantially improved.

“Phasing out cages is indeed one of the most pressing issues that require the EU’s attention. Another key issue the EU needs to tackle is the transport of live animals and their exports to third countries,” says Olga Kikou.

Choosing your animal products consciously

It is very difficult for Europeans to find information on animal welfare levels of the animal products they buy. Some labels with animal welfare claims exist, but “some are more powerful and transparent than others,” says Ajuda.

“We do have the mandatory marking for fresh eggs which is definitely a step in the right direction, but more needs to be done,” she adds.

The EU consumer is lacking a model that would allow them to identify labels and make a conscious choice, such as when they choose to buy organic.

The label needs to be made mandatory, says Ajuda, and it needs to be across all animal products. She says it should also be imposed on imported products.

The latter is important because it ensures the EU’s animal welfare standards are not undermined by “loopholes that make no sense whatsoever,” says Kikou. But also because higher standards should not fail to protect EU farmers from unfair competition, such as cheaper imports of meat produced under lower standards from abroad.

Labelling may also work as an incentive for farmers, fishermen and producers who are crucial in the implementation of the Green Deal, and in the mission to improve animal welfare.

EU’s farmed animal welfare rules need ‘serious and extensive review’ (

Is it worth watching or more EU Yukspeak ?

Ask the captive pigs !

Vegan Bites 29/4/21.

Leading Restaurant Chain Launches Vegan Fish Burger In Response To Seaspiracy’s Roaring Success

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Funky Mello’s Marshmallows Are Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Irresistible

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A Vegan Diet Is The Best For Fertility: Here’s Why

A Vegan Diet Is The Best For Fertility: Here’s Why (

Going vegan to cure type 2 diabetes

Going vegan to cure type 2 diabetes — Plant Shift

Greggs Launching Vegan Sausage & Bean Melt And Other Top-Selling Products, Says Report

Greggs Launching Vegan Sausage & Bean Melt, Says Report | Plant Based News

77 Foods Develops “Mind-Blowing” Plant-Based Bacon After Two Years of R&D

77 Foods Develops “Mind-Blowing” Plant-Based Bacon After Two Years of R&D – vegconomist – the vegan business magazine

11 of the Best Vegan Chocolates You Can Order Online

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Major Taiwan Silicone Manufacturer To Roll Out Vegan Leather As Global Demand Surges

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Easy Vegan Dinner Rolls – Loving It Vegan

Let’s Launch a Moonshot for Meatless Meat

Opinion | Let’s Launch a Moonshot for Meatless Meat – The New York Times (

Why Factory Farming Is The Largest Cause Of Animal Abuse In History

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New Zealand: 2 More years of Live Export Is Too Long – Demand A Ban From Government NOW – Take Action.


WAV Comment – we need to help SAFE (NZ) to get an immediate ban from the NZ government on the export of live animals.  Please take action and send your mail as per the link below – it only takes a minute or two, but will make a huge difference – Thanks.

Ban on live export by sea announced!

On 14 April 2021, Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor announced a ban on the export of live animals by sea. The trade will be phased out over the next two years.

Please email the Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture to thank them for banning live export by sea and to demand that this ban be implemented immediately.

Take Action

Two years is too long – Demand an immediate ban on live export

This email will be sent directly to Rt Hon Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Minister of Agriculture Hon Damien O’Connor, and Associate Minister of Agriculture (Animal Welfare) Hon Meka Whaitiri. You will also receive a copy for your records. Emails are public information ‒ if you would like any of your information withheld, please state this in your email.

This month, the New Zealand Government announced a ban on all livestock export by sea. More than 57,000 of you directly pleaded with our Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture, asking them both for a ban on cruel live export – and our voices were heard.While this is a historic step forward, we are concerned about the tens of thousands of animals that will continue to suffer for the next two years during phase-out, as well as the animals that continue to be exported by air.
The Minister for Agriculture has said he could end this trade now and he’s chosen not to.

This isn’t good enough for animals, and it’s not good enough for us as New Zealanders. 

Help SAFE take action by emailing the Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture to thank them for banning live export by sea and to demand that this ban be implemented immediately.


Call for an IMMEDIATE Ban

Government moves to ban live export – SAFE | For Animals