Germany: Rescued raccoon given for execution

Feuerwehrleute holen in einem Wohngebiet einen Waschbären vom Baum runter.
Bildrechte: ChemPic

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My best regards to all, Venus


Gold hunters destroy human and natural life in Ecuador

In the north of Ecuador, the municipality of Buenos Aires is peacefully resisting an Australian mining company that wants to mine gold and copper in its mountains.

The residents are calling on the authorities to guarantee their human rights and to respect their decision against mining.

In northern Ecuador, in the Urcuquí district of Imbabura province, the discovery of gold has caused a frenzy.
Thousands of prospectors have invaded the area without any authorization.

They destroy the peaceful life of the inhabitants and, through the use of highly toxic mercury and cyanide, seriously damage agriculture and poison streams and rivers.

Now the greed for the shiny metal has apparently also seized politics, authorities and companies: gold and copper are supposed to be mined in a large-scale opencast mine – supposedly legally.

The community has been affected by a new invasion since April 19, 2021.

esidents complain that the HANRINE company, a subsidiary of the Australian company Hancock Prospecting, entered the community with a column of trucks.

The staff would intimidate the residents and claim to have all the permits necessary for mining.

The residents of the municipality of Buenos Aires reject mining (© Bonaerenses Unidos Protectores del Ecosistema – BUPROE)

Ecuadorian human rights organizations warn that the mining company HANRINE does not have a permit. In addition, according to the state audit office, the concession was awarded to the company when the mining cadastre was closed.

Regardless of whether it is illegal or supposedly legal mining, the residents of Buenos Aires are determined not to allow gold and copper mines.

So far, they have prevented the convoy from passing through with a peaceful protest (see video).

Please support their urgent letter to the Ecuadorian authorities and the mining company.

They should know that the world is watching and that they must respect the decision of the church.

The world looks at what is happening in Ecuador.

And I mean… “We will defend the rivers, the streams, the mountains, the animals and everything that exists in our community in any case,” the residents reaffirm their peaceful protest.

Since 2017, they have repeatedly spoken out against mining.

With the corporations came one catastrophe after another for the local people: a criminal network had emerged around the illegal mines in which a number of crimes were committed – such as murder, forced prostitution, human trafficking, money laundering and smuggling, around 10,000 armed members and criminal groups are mining for gold in the region, according to official information.

In addition to the destruction of the environment and livelihoods, there is violence, lawlessness, alcoholism and prostitution.

The now planned so-called legal mining, the industrial mining of gold and copper in large-scale opencast mining, will make the problems even worse, people fear. The Hanrine company has concessions covering an area of ​​around 23,000 hectares.

54,000 tons of soil are to be moved every day, in Tundayme almost 30,000 tons of toxic waste are left behind every day.
The mega-project is expected to produce around one million tons of copper and 500,000 ounces (a good 14 tons) of gold by 2036.

Please sign the petition, maybe we can alleviate part of this human and natural disaster

My best regards to all, Venus


Two good news today, from France

1. Hunter’s hut destroyed in arson

Apr 18 -VIA: La Provence

Yesterday morning, at about 9 o’clock, on chemin Blanc in Sérignan, the firemen were engaged to put out a fire on a hiking trail.

A hunters’ hut was the prey of the flames. The shelter of about fifty square meters burned down completely.

The criminal nature of this fire was not ruled out by the gendarmes. Should it be seen as a revenge against the hunters?
No one knows.

In any case, this fire occurred while last Friday, a doe pursued by poachers to Orange was found near the Pôle emploi agency.

Wounded, the animal did not survive despite its transport to a veterinarian.


And I mean…Motives are not of interest, only the result.
And the result is very gratifying – one less criminal hunting establishment

2. Cut trees destroy hunting lodge

VIA: Chassons a pro hunting website-Report

Neufmanil is a small village of 1085 inhabitants located in the Ardennes north of Charleville-Mézières.

A few days ago, the hunters of the commune found two cut trees lying on their cabin. The trees were cut at the base so that they fell on the cabin.

The hunters were obviously very surprised by this discovery and believe that this act of vandalism is the work of professional loggers.

The mayor of Neufmanil filed a complaint with the gendarmerie in Nouzonville.

A few days before January 17, an anti-hunting tag took place on the gate of the Neufmanil soccer stadium.
A new act of vandalism that shows how hunting has become the target of radical activists.

And I mean…For hunters, this means vandalism when two trees render a hunting lodge harmless!!

But when hunters with an aggressive pack of hunting dogs drive a whole fox family out of their house and, motivated by sadistic basic motives, murder all family members, they call it “hobby”, “nature conservation”, “species protection”. , “Epidemic protection” or “tradition”!

Thanks to the professional activists!


My best regards to all, Venus


Elliot Katz: How an animal rights trailblazer changed the world

A man may be dog’s best friend, but dogs would be hard-pressed to find a better friend than Dr. Elliot Katz.

That goes for most other members of the animal kingdom.

Monkeys, goats, chickens, chimpanzees, dolphins and elephants — all of them owe a debt to Katz, a veterinarian who founded the San Rafael-based In Defense of Animals and became one of the premier animal rights activists of modern times.

Elliot Katz with his canine companion Charlie in an undated photo. (In Defense of Animals)

Katz died peacefully on March 24 at his home. He was 86.

On Saturday, his colleagues and friends gathered online for a memorial service that took note of his battles, his lobbying, his speech-making and his 37 arrests.

Among the mourners was anthropologist Jane Goodall, who called her friend a “real trailblazer who liked being arrested.”

“He organized demonstrations, and he liked being arrested, because he said it drew attention to the cause. He filed so many lawsuits that ended so many cruel and unnecessary experiments on animals.

He was vibrant. His legacy is powerful, because all those he inspired continue to work with determination on behalf of animals around the world. And ever more people are joining the battle”. (Jane Goodall)

Another was his daughter, Danielle Katz, who remembered how her father always treated her beloved friend, Ginger, as a co-equal member of the family. Ginger was a rat.

Animals, Katz often said, are individuals. They have their own interests, which rarely include being a part of circuses, hunts, laboratory experiments or a human’s dinner plate.

He led demonstrations, sit-ins and marches.

He blocked roads to animal laboratories.

He did battle on behalf of rats at UC Berkeley, on behalf of beagles at UC Davis and on behalf of chimpanzees at the now-defunct Coulston Foundation in New Mexico.

He helped make popular a celebration known as Fur Free Friday, and he handed out stickers that said “Love Animals, Don’t Eat Them.” He was silver haired and, his friends said, soft-hearted and joyfully argumentative.

After founding In Defense of Animals in 1983, his friends noted, he chained himself to a bulldozer in Berkeley to prevent the construction of a new laboratory and blocked a road in Davis leading to another laboratory.

“They read me my rights and put the handcuffs on me,” Katz recalled in a video interview shown during the service. “I realized it was one of the powerful moments in my life, being willing to take the consequences of my beliefs.”

Animals, he said, “are not property and we are not their owners.” He preferred the terms “companion” and “guardian’’ — and abhorred “master.”

A native of New York and a graduate of the veterinary school at Cornell University, Katz grew up tossing wayward starfish back into the Atlantic Ocean and rescuing lost dogs with his father on Long Island.

His friends, many sobbing, recalled his wit, smile, dedication and courage.

“He was a tidal wave,” said Doll Stanley, director of the Justice for Animals campaign. “He was fearless. I miss the twinkle in his eye and the sword in his hand.”

Current In Defense of Animals President Marilyn Kroplick recalled how she bonded with Katz two decades ago over the death of her Yorkshire puppy.

Her beloved mentor, she said, believed in a world “where all sentient beings, human and nonhuman, could live their full life span and realize their full potential.”

I have no comment, but the following comment from a young woman on the Internet could be mine:

“beautiful, inspiring, empowering. may his spirit eternally guide us all. for the animals. for the world”.

My best regards to all, Venus


United Arab Emirates-senseless corona research with camels

UAE scientists inject immune camels with Covid-19 in search of clues to beat the pandemic

A group of scientists from the United Arab Emirates have injected camels with dead samples of Covid-19, hoping that the antibodies produced by the animals – which are immune to the virus – can someday be used to cure humans.

The Arabs have relied on camels for millennia and continue to do so in the 21st century, this time recruiting the desert animals in the battle against the coronavirus.

The head of the UAE’s Central Veterinary Research Laboratory, Dr. Ulrich Wernery, and his team have chosen dromedaries or one-humped camels for their experiments because they’re known to be immune to Covid-19 and its predecessor, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).

Unlike humans and some other animals, they simply lack a virus receptor, which the disease uses as a gateway into cells.

“MERS-CoV, [camels] can harbor but they don’t get sick. With Covid-19, the virus cannot attach to the camels’ mucosa cells of the respiratory tract as the receptor is absent or dull,” Wernery told Al Arabiya.

“This makes it all very interesting. Besides humans, minks and cats – small and big, such as such tigers and lions – can get Covid-19 and can transmit the virus to other cats and to humans and vice versa. But not camels.”

The scientist explained that camels had been injected with the dead coronavirus so that they could produce antibodies to it. The blood samples from those animals will then facilitate “better tests for the diagnosis for Covid-19,” he said.

“We hope that maybe one day we can use the blood – the antibodies – from camels to treat humans against Covid-19 infections,” Wernery stated.

Covid-19 has already infected over 153 million people and killed more than 3.2 million around the globe. And it turned out that animals weren’t immune to the disease. During the pandemic, reports emerged of cats, dogs, monkeys, tigers, lions and others getting sick and even dying of the virus.

Last year, Denmark had to cull its whole population of mink due to a mutated coronavirus strain.

The scientist explained that camels had been injected with the dead coronavirus so that they could produce antibodies to it.

The blood samples from those animals will then facilitate “better tests for the diagnosis for Covid-19,” he said.

“We hope that maybe one day we can use the blood – the antibodies – from camels to treat humans against Covid-19 infections,” Wernery stated.

Covid-19 has already infected over 153 million people and killed more than 3.2 million around the globe.

And it turned out that animals weren’t immune to the disease. During the pandemic, reports emerged of cats, dogs, monkeys, tigers, lions and others getting sick and even dying of the virus.

Last year, Denmark had to cull its whole population of mink due to a mutated coronavirus strain.

The exact origins of the coronavirus are currently unknown, but one of the likely scenarios considered by the World Health Organization is that the virus was transmitted from bats to humans through another animal host.

And I have only a simple question… Where did they get that from?

How could a virus that has never been identified or isolated in a lab be injected into anything?
To this day no virus has been isolated, China admitted that.

This is pure garbage to further prop up the covid19 psychology operation.

So, if their current vaccines don’t work, they want to inject us with Camel blood next -Cruelty to animals is planned again

 Does anyone else trust the medical profession and the pharmaceutical industry?

My best regards to all, Venus


Germany: fish from the laboratory

Germany: The Lübeck start-up Bluu Biosciences is working on making fish from the laboratory ready for the market 👏
A sustainable alternative because natural stocks can be conserved in this way.

Overfishing threatens the seas – this warning from scientists and environmentalists around the world is not new. But one possible solution to this problem: fish farming without killing fish.

This is exactly what the Lübeck start-up Bluu Biosciences is committed to. The young company wants to use cell cultures to produce sustainable fish.

Bluu Biosciences is the first company in Europe to specialize in the development and manufacture of cell-based fish.
“We isolate fish cells from a small biopsy. The fish we use doesn’t even have to die for this,” explains Sebastian Rakers, co-founder of the company.

“We take a small piece of muscle and can use it to isolate what are known as stem cells.”
For example, stem cells take over repairs in the organism and keep producing new cells. Bluu Biosciences stimulates the stem cells to grow in a bioreactor.

In a sense, this creates a piece of fish fillet. Experiments with the meat of salmon, trout or carp have already worked in Lübeck.

Food production should become more sustainable

Sebastian Rakers declared goal is to change today’s food production: “We want to bring in a lot more sustainability and produce in cycles. We see a clear advantage in our technology. We no longer have to kill animals to produce food, and we don’t have any direct environmental pollution more. “

The Lübeck researchers want to create a food prototype by the end of next year at the latest. The first fish fingers from the laboratory could hit the market in 2025.

Feeding the world population needs new strategies

Sebastian Rakers does not expect a taste difference to real fish. After all, the fish grown in the laboratory is still an animal product.

A product that is obtained without endangering animal welfare.

For Sebastian Rakers this is trend-setting: “We see this as an important alternative to fishing.

Nowadays, 60 percent of commercially used fish stocks are fished to the maximum.

A higher yield is not possible here – and 30 percent are already overfished. That means, with growing world population we think about how we want to feed these many people on earth in the future. “

Vegan nutrition is considered to be particularly climate-friendly

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the demand for fish is increasing worldwide. This also increases the problem of ocean overfishing. The Lübeck start-up led by Sebastian Rackers could help limit the problem:

“We will not be able to solve this alone, the challenges are too complex for that. I think that must be counteracted in many areas. Our contribution is certainly an important step towards this, but it will not get the problem under control on its own.”

For a more climate-friendly diet, vegan fish substitutes made from tofu or seitan are an alternative instead of fish from the laboratory.

According to a study by the non-profit climate consultancy CO2 online, a plant-based or vegan diet is actually by far the best for the climate.

According to the study, a vegan diet avoids 1010 kilograms of CO2 per capita per year.,laborfisch100.html

And I mean…The fishing industry is the most destructive industry in our oceans.
There is no sustainable commercial fishing industry.

“The fishermen in their tiny boats in the waters of Africa or India are not the problem. In fact, they are the victims of the problem, as industrialized, high-tech ships plunder their seas for a profit,” says Captain Watson

“Traditional artisanal fishing communities in the southwestern coastal province of Kerala, India, have long suffered from mechanized vessels financed by Norway.

Norwegian commercial fishing off India is forcing hundreds of thousands of Indians into poverty, making Norway, the world’s second largest fish exporter and the world’s largest killer of whales, a major exporter of fish to India today, ”said Watson.

More than 2 trillion fish are caught from the sea each year, excluding the 120 billion that are killed on fish farms.
That killing is far greater than the estimated 65 billion animals killed for meat and fur each year.

Corruption, slavery and human trafficking are not uncommon in the fishing industry.
Slaves, for example, have to work on ships for up to twenty hours a day under inhumane conditions; Some report executions on board.
Captains sell the people on to other ships for a few hundred euros.

A study published in Fish and Fisheries found that China catches more fish for non-human consumption than any other country in the world.

This catch is usually converted into fish meal and fish oil, which is used to feed fish in aquaculture, but also in pig and chicken feeding.

Besides the increasing CO2 emissions that are ruining our planet, we know that there are more reasons to forego fish and meat.

The fish alternatives that already exist in the market are very good and are getting more and better every day.

My best regards to all, Venus


The secrets of the meat industry

As soon as we take the violence out of this fascist system – that is, stop eating animals – then this system would cease to exist.

That is why the meat industry goes to great lengths to hide its victims and their violent death.
The principle is simple: if we don’t see how this business works, we won’t question it either

Therefore: It is not the vegan that is perverse, but the system in which this fascism works

regards and good night, Venus