UK- “Mia has now freedom and a loving home” (ALF)!

Received anonymously by Animal Liberation Press Office:

Animal Liberation Front unit “Las Zorritas” claims responsibilty for the rescue of a female German Shepherd on 19 January from the yard of the Greenwood pub in Chelmsley Wood, Birmingham, where she was being kept in appalling conditions as a “guard dog”.

Three activists kept watch while a fourth carried out the rescue.
The dog, whom we have now learned was called “Mia”, has been given a health check and spayed by a sympathetic vet, and is safe and happy in a loving home

We keep a constant eye on businesses premises for “guard dogs” kept outside in conditions of cruelty and neglect, and this was just one of several rescues we have carried out in recent months.

We do not normally claim responsibility, so as to avoid putting the rescued dogs at risk, but we feel we have to on this occasion, because well-intentioned animal rights campaigners and “dog lovers” have presumed Mia was stolen by dognappers for nefarious purposes and have posted appeals about her all over social media and on dogs lost websites!!

We would call on those people to please immediately remove all such posts, as they are putting Mia’s safety, and that of her rescuers, at extreme risk.

We have put together a video of Mia’s rescue from pub CCTV footage taken from social media and our own recording of the appalling conditions she was being kept in.

Until all are free!

And I mean…Yes! Well done!
This is the only way to be sure that Mia is saved.

If the VET office had been informed, and if the officers had deemed the case important and had come, the usual reaction would be endless discussions and excuses so that the animal abuser would eventually be found NOT guilty:

– We’ll leave the animal with him because he promised to improve the husbandry
– – He has no criminal record, so only a fine (if at all) comes into question.
– – He was overwhelmed with the farm and its farm animals, he could not properly take care of the dog, but there are no bad intentions
And so on.

We are all familiar with the perpetrator-friendly judiciary.
That is why we are interested in effective justice
Direct action works best.

Many thanks to the activists on behalf of Mia and we wish her a happy new life

My best regards to all, Venus

Italy enshrines protection of animals and environment in constitution.

11 February 2022


On the 9th of February, the Italian Parliament voted to include the protection of animals and the environment in the nation’s constitution.

The Chamber of Deputies approved, by slight a majority of two thirds (468 votes in favour, 1 against and 6 abstaining), the Constitutional Bill. Thanks to this Reform, animals have now been granted full rights by the constitution, joining just four other countries worldwide in doing so.

Prior to the amendment, article nine of the constitution protected the “natural landscape and the historical and artistic heritage of the Nation.” Now, the article includes a mandate to protect the environment, biodiversity, ecosystems, and animals “in the interest of future generations.” Article 41 previously stated that economic enterprise could “not be carried out against the common good or in such a manner that could damage safety, liberty and human dignity” The language now requires that economic activities not “cause damage to health, to the environment.”

The reform represents a milestone and concrete tool towards effective protection of animals at legislative and jurisdictional level.  

We certainly would have liked to go further but, given the current unstable political conditions, we think we can consider the result a miracle because the new provisions do not only apply to cats and dogs, as LAV requested, but also to all animals, in full compliance with the anti-speciesist principle that has always driven our commitment. This Reform fills an unacceptable gap in the Italian Constitution. However, it should not be considered as a point of arrival but a jumping-off place, a coming back to a new square one with more fervour and strength. So that animals will more easily obtain protection and respect, in the forthcoming Laws and in future court rulings. Thanks to this Reform, Italian citizens, associations and volunteers, will have more resources and opportunities to promote and protect animal rights.

Gianluca Felicetti, President of LAV

Read more at source


Sir Mark Todd issues grovelling apology after footage of him whipping horse with branch.

The video footage showed Sir Mark Todd repeatedly striking the horse with a branch

Sir Mark Todd issues grovelling apology after footage of him whipping horse with branch

Sir Mark Todd has issued a grovelling apology after he hit a horse with a branch ten times.

Footage of the former Olympic champion’s actions was widely shared after it appeared on TikTok.

The clip, by horse rider Chloe T, showed Todd, 65, striking the horse during a training session.

The shocking video, understood to be two years old, resurfaced this week and in it the animal is about to cross a water obstacle.

Read the full article here:

Sir Mark Todd retired from eventing three years ago and now trains racehorses

USA: 15 of 23 Monkeys Associated With Elon Musk Brain Chips Have Reportedly Died.

Elon Musk’s neurotechnology company Neuralink has become the subject of a US federal complaint and lawsuit after “invasive and deadly brain experiments” were reportedly carried out on 23 monkeys – leaving 15 of them dead.