Switzerland – 740 tons of calf blood and nobody wants it!

740 tons of calf blood ordered and not collected
The serum is taken from the unborn calves of slaughtered pregnant cows.

Such slaughtering is not welcome in Switzerland, which is why the substance, which is important for pharmaceuticals, is imported by the ton.

It’s all about this

-Because a Basel pharmaceutical company went bankrupt, a Dutch importer is now stuck with 740 tons of calf blood.

-The blood serum is obtained from unborn calves from slaughtered dams. The practice is controversial.

-The substance is important for the pharmaceutical industry but has to be imported.

What to do with 740 tons of frozen calf blood that nobody wants?

This is the question asked by a Dutch freight forwarder who was supposed to import the substance for a pharmaceutical company in Birsfelden (municipality in the canton of Basel). The buyer went bankrupt at the end of last year, now the shipping company has stayed on the load, as the «Basler newspaper» writes.

The original value of 1.3 million euros has now shrunk to just 35,000 euros (!!)
Even destruction would cost twice as much.

But why does a Swiss company need hundreds of tons of calf blood from abroad?

According to the “«Basler newspaper»“, it was used in Birsfelden to produce Solcoseryl, an adhesive paste for use in the mouth.

The blood serum obtained from unborn calves is rich in enzymes and nutrients and is often used where small organisms are artificially bred, for example in the development of vaccines (!!)

Controversial practice

In order to get to the substance, however, you first need an unborn calf.
This is removed from the uterus after the pregnant mother has been slaughtered.

Because the slaughter of pregnant cows is not welcomed in Switzerland, the material has to be imported.
According to the “New Zealand Herald”, the blood is removed from the heart of the fetus with a needle, which gives around 300 milliliters.

The liter is then exported from New Zealand around the world for the equivalent of around 1,600 francs.

The slaughter of pregnant cows and the taking of blood from their unborn calves are repeatedly criticized by animal rights activists.
«Forbes», writes that it is unclear whether the calves feel pain.

The “Herald” quotes an anonymous insider, according to which the dams suffer because they are transported during the gestation period.

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Kruger National Park: Elephants trample poachers to death!

Despite the ban on the ivory trade, tens of thousands of elephants are killed for their tusks every year.

In a South African national park, a poacher has now paid for the hunt with his life.

April 18, 2021, 3:42 p.m.

A suspected poacher has been killed by elephants in South Africa’s famous Kruger National Park.

The man and two accomplices fled from park rangers and came across a herd of elephants with cubs, said the Sanparks National Park Authority on Sunday.

The elephants would have trampled the man to death.

Foto: Jon Hrusa – dpa  

One of the accomplices was arrested while the third man escaped, it said. The rangers were also able to retrieve a rifle, an ax, and a bag with supplies. The search for the third suspect continued on Sunday afternoon.

Despite an international trade ban on ivory, tens of thousands of African elephants are killed for their tusks every year. According to the IUCN animal welfare organization, there are still an estimated 415,000 elephants on the continent.

The Kruger Park is one of the main tourist attractions in South Africa and is one of the largest national parks in Africa.
It is about the size of the state of Hesse and is known for a large number of wild animals such as elephants, lions, rhinos, leopards, and buffalo.

The last time there was a similar incident occurred in 2019 in which a poacher was trampled by elephants and eaten by lions.


And I mean...Wonderful, we like to hear such news!

Finally, someone is doing something against poachers. We humans don’t manage to fight them effectively!

If people had such social behavior as the elephants, we would all have no more problems.

Unfortunately, it hits the weakest link in the chain, and not those who are enthroned as heroes above the dead elephant and even publicize the murder on photos.

A son of Donald Trump is also a big game hunter …Just an idea …

And now we keep our fingers crossed for the Spanish bulls.

My best regards to all, Venus


Sweden: The Swedish breeding program for farm cats has been withdrawn. Positive News.

The Swedish breeding program for farm cats has been withdrawn

15 April 2021

Svenska Djurskyddsföreningen


At the end of 2020, the Swedish Board of Agriculture approved a breeding program for farm cats, which has been criticized in a letter from Svenska Djurskyddsföreningen.

The Swedish Board of Agriculture has come under fire after approving a farm cat breeding program in December, primarily because the program recommends that cats that are allowed to roam freely outside to be fertile, which would increase reproduction and result in an increase in unwanted, abandoned, and feral cats. 

On March 23, Svenska Djurskyddsföreningen wrote to the Swedish Board of Agriculture, asking them to reconsider the approval, in part because it violates animal welfare rules that require cats that go outside to be neutered or prevented from reproducing uncontrollably.

Following the outpouring of criticism, the authority decided to re-examine the case and announced that they are withdrawing the approval.

“We understand the criticism and regret that the case has not been sufficiently examined from an animal welfare point of view. We share the view that the breeding program does not live up to the animal welfare rules in all respects and therefore withdraw our approval”, said the Swedish Board of Agriculture’s head of animal welfare, Helena Elofsson.

Read more at source

Svenska Djurskyddsföreningen – Godkännande av avelsprogram dras tillbaka

English – https://www.djurskydd.org/who-we-are-and-what-we-do/

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Regards Mark