Xanda, Son Of Cecil The Lion, Has Now Also Been Killed By Trophy Hunters. Take Action Below.

SAV past posts relating to Cecil the lion

– father of now hunted / dead Xanda:

Above – US dentist Walter Palmer – who hunted and then killed Cecil, father of now dead Xanda.

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2015/09/08/usa-u-s-hunter-tied-to-killing-of-cecil-the-lion-headed-back-to-work/

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2015/08/03/usa-cecil-the-lions-death-reveals-americans-big-role-in-trophy-hunting/

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2015/07/29/usa-american-dentist-walter-palmer-shoots-famous-zimbabwe-lion-cecil-with-bow-and-arrow-so-useless-at-being-a-hunter-it-results-in-the-lion-having-to-be-shot-40-hours-of-agony-later/

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2016/02/04/usa-the-worlds-largest-hunting-club-is-auctioning-the-chance-to-kill-hundreds-of-animals/

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2015/10/20/usa-rhino-hunter-sues-airline-so-he-can-bring-his-animal-trophy-home/ 

Hunters claim to hang dead animal heads on the wall because they are ‘beautiful’.

My mum is very attractive, but I have a photo of her on my wall ! – Mark – SAV.

 

 

Dear Mark — Founder ‘Serbian Animals Voice’,


Cecil the lion’s six-year-old son, Xanda, has been killed almost exactly on the second anniversary of his own death, which caused international outcry over the cruelty of trophy hunting.

Just like Cecil, Xanda, a young father himself, was lured away from the safety of a national park in Zimbabwe. Also like Cecil, Xanda was wearing a research collar and was an important part of a long-term study on lions.

Killing Cecil and Xanda shows a shocking display of disrespect for these imperiled animals and the unnecessary killing of these majestic creatures just for bragging rights and a head-hunting exercise.



The tide is turning against trophy hunting around the world as a result of Cecil’s death—and the killing of his son will only add to that momentum.

Please sign our pledge to take a stand against this senseless cruelty.

Take action via this link:

 

https://action.hsi.org/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=104&ea.campaign.id=52989&ea.tracking.id=email-xanda-trophy-hunting-17&utm_medium=email&utm_source=engagingnetworks&utm_campaign=wildlife&utm_content=072017+Action+Xanada+trophy+hunting+mm&ea.url.id=987864&forwarded=true 

Thank you for caring about animals.


Sincerely,

Andrew Rowan
President and CEO
Humane Society International

 

Can we rely on President Trump to be a voice of the USA against this trophy hunting ? – NO; he supports the hunting and killing of any beautiful animal by sons ‘dim and dimmer’.

Above – ‘Dim and Dimmer Trump’ proudly display their

efforts as such ‘superb hunters’;

– fully supported by environmentalist father Donald naturally !

 

 

 

Vietnam: 19/7/17 – Breaking News – Animals Asia And The Government Sign Agreement To End ALL Bear Bile Farming – The Next Step: Sanctuaries For Over 1,000 Bears To Be Rescued. Brilliant Jill !!

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS: Vietnam agrees plan to close all bear bile farms.

19 July 2017

 

Click here to see many official photographs of the agreement signing:

https://www.animalsasia.org/uk/media/news/news-archive/breaking-news-vietnam-agrees-plan-to-close-all-bear-bile-farms.html

 

In a historic move the Vietnamese government has agreed a plan with Animals Asia to finally end bear bile farming in the country.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlines an agreement between animal welfare NGO Animals Asia and the Vietnam Administration of Forestry  (VNFOREST) to work together to rescue the remaining bears still caged on farms across Vietnam – believed to be around 1,000.

The document was signed and announced at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in Hanoi on Wednesday 19 July.

Mr Cao Chi Cong, Deputy General Director of the Vietnam Administration of Forestry, under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, joined Animals Asia CEO and founder Jill Robinson MBE in signing the MOU.

The move follows the MOU between Animals Asia and the Vietnamese Traditional Medicine Association signed in 2015, agreeing to ensure a complete end to bear bile prescription among traditional medicine practitioners by 2020

This is anticipated to continue a significant reduction in demand and contribute towards the ending of the illegal market for bear bile.

Today’s agreement is effectively one that will finally close the loophole that has allowed bile farms to continue despite the illegality of the trade.

The MOU commits the government to ensuring no bears are allowed to be kept by private households – where illegal bile extraction can take place – and that the approximately 1,000 bears currently held in captivity around the country are moved to sanctuaries.

Animals Asia’s Vietnam Director Tuan Bendixsen said:

“This historic document ties NGOs and the government of Vietnam to a common goal – the end of bear bile farming in Vietnam.

“Crucially, the government has agreed to close the loophole that has allowed bile farming to persist for the last decade. By signing this MOU, they have agreed that there can be no bears kept on farms, because as long as they are there, they will suffer extraction.”

Animals Asia has so far rescued 186 bears in Vietnam since setting up its sanctuary in Tam Dao in 2008.

Bear bile farming has been illegal in Vietnam since 1992. In 2006, every bear in captivity was microchipped so that no new bears could be added to farms. But with the country lacking resources and expertise to build rescue centres and care for the animals, households were allowed to keep the bears on the government’s behalf having agreed not to extract bile. This loophole has effectively allowed bear bile farming to continue until now.

Since bear bile farming became a common practice in China and Vietnam in the 1980s, wild populations have been decimated to meet the demand the industry created.

A report by Animals Asia and Free The Bears released in 2016 found that wild populations across South East Asia had fallen dramatically with precious few pockets of wild bears existing in Vietnam today.  It had been wrongly anticipated that farming bears would actually help conserve wild bears.

In 2005 bear bile farming reached its peak in Vietnam with over 4,000 bears in captivity, but with farmers unable to add new bears to existing stocks, numbers have dwindled to around 1,000.

Tuan said:

“This agreement shows Vietnam acknowledges that bear bile farming harms wild populations. By signing on, they’ve shown they are serious about conserving the country’s remaining wild bears and protecting the heritage of future generations.”

While the signing of a memorandum of understanding is a landmark achievement in the battle to end bear bile farming cruelty, it will not mean an overnight end to the industry in Vietnam.

Key issues such as how to fund and manage the sanctuaries and how to proceed with the transfer of privately owned bears to rescue centres will be hammered out as part of the agreement.

It’s anticipated that new sanctuaries would need to be constructed and assistance sought from existing sanctuaries run by animal conservation and welfare charities.

Animals Asia’s Founder and CEO, Jill Robinson MBE said:

“This agreement has been a long time coming with discussions beginning around 2014, so to see it finalised is a major step forward. This, of course, doesn’t end the work. Quite the opposite, but it now means we work together with a common goal – to end this cruelty. 

“With all parties pulling in the right direction and in agreement about our goals we can make real progress. For the animals who have suffered for more than a decade in awful conditions the move to sanctuaries cannot come soon enough and that is the next issue – how to fund, build and manage the new sanctuaries which are necessary to rescue all bears.

“We’ve essentially sat down with the government and made a list of what needs to be completed to end bear bile farming and agreed to work through these issues together.

“It is still a huge undertaking and will require the participation of many groups, NGOs, government departments and the support of animal lovers in general to make this agreement reality, but pivotally we are all in agreement about what has to be done and now we can get on with seeing it through.”

Read more:

Explained: The roadmap to ending bear bile farming in Vietnam

From 4,300 caged bears on bile farms in Vietnam to a future with none

 

 

 

UK: ALDI Now Cruelty Free On All Of Its Own Products – Great News !

Dear Mark,

You’ll be delighted to hear that ALDI has been

certified cruelty free for its entire own-brand

range of household cleaning products. 

The supermarket will now start to phase in

the Leaping Bunny logo on its own brand

household products packaging.

 

ALDI has also promised to follow-up with

Leaping Bunny certification for its beauty

and personal care products soon too

we’ll be sure to let you know as soon as

they are certified.

Having high profile companies like

ALDI becoming certified by the Leaping

Bunny shows growing public awareness

about the animal suffering involved

in cleaning products.

Over 600 companies are now Leaping

Bunny certified, including Marks and Spencer,

Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, The Co-operative,

Superdrug and Morrisons.

Search for Leaping Bunny certified brands to help make your world cruelty free.

Thank you as always for your support,

 

Michelle Thew

Chief Executive

 

Scotland: Call For CCTV To Be Installed In All Slaughterhouses. Take Action Now.

Do you know what really goes on behind the closed doors of Scotland’s 35 slaughterhouses?

We certainly don’t! But we do know that welfare standards are breached time and time again, and Animal Aid’s incredible investigative work has uncovered extraordinary brutality.

I’ll be honest with you. I don’t like the idea of slaughterhouses full stop. But for as long as they are here, we have to do what we can to protect the animals from cruelty. That’s why I’m asking you to sign a petition to the Scottish Parliament calling for the introduction of mandatory CCTV monitoring in all Scottish abattoirs, covering all the key areas, that is accessible by independent experts.

 

Take action now

So how bad is the problem? Animal Aid’s investigations show the horrifying cruelty in English abattoirs, and there is nothing to suggest that the situation in Scotland is better.

Data released by Food Standards Scotland in April shows over 700 breaches of animal welfare took place between 1 May 2015 and 31 January 2017, with 176 breaches happening inside abattoirs.

Some of the breaches included:

  1. Animals being abused by workers – One worker was seen kicking a sheep and another pushing and dragging a pig by its tail.

  2. Injured animals – Hundreds of animals were found bruised, injured, wounded or with broken bones.

  3. Animals slaughtered while heavily pregnant – 130 animals were killed in the later stages of pregnancy.

  4. Animals repeatedly stunned before killed – 45 incidents happened where multiple or inadequate stunning took place or where procedures didn’t work.

This shows us that clearly something is not working and that’s why we want to bring transparency to Scotland’s abattoirs. If you agree, then please sign this petition calling for the Scottish Parliament to introduce mandatory CCTV.

We have launched this petition in association with activists who successfully changed SNP policy in support of CCTV in slaughterhouses. This happened last September and we have now agreed that we need to jointly put the pressure on to see this party policy made Government policy.

The Scottish Government, like the rest of the UK, recommends the installation of CCTV as best practice. However, France has now taken the lead in the EU by announcing CCTV will be compulsory in all French slaughterhouses from 2018. If France can do it, then surely Scotland can too.

 

Take Action Now!

Thanks for your support.

Thanks, Sarah

 

 

Netting and Plastic – When It Is Not Disposed Of Properly – Death To Innocent Wildlife.

Breaking 16/7/17

SAV Comment – What fantastic news ! – biodegradable 6 pack can rings that breaks down in the water AND then can be used a food for turtles etc – Superb !

 

Now it is a case of getting the word out for others to follow this super approach to marine conservation.

 

A Brewery Has Created Biodegradable 6-Pack Rings That Will Feed Marine Life Instead Of Killing Them:

http://www.trendingly.com/saltwater-brewery/2

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YG9gUJMGyw

 

Most of these plastic six-pack rings end up in our oceans and pose a serious threat to wildlife. Together with Saltwater Brewery, a small craft beer brand in Florida whose primary target are surfers fishermen and people who love the sea, we decided to tackle the issue head on and make a statement for the whole beer industry to follow.

We ideated, designed, prototyped and manufactured Edible Six Pack Rings.

A six-pack packaging design that instead of killing animals, feeds them.

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So think, and take the bloody stuff home with you.  Dispose of it correctly – Do not simply dump in the sea or on the beach !

Cut plastic can holders so they can never become trapped around the bodies of young turtles when out at sea, deforming them as they grow.   See some pictures below which shows what happens when they are NOT CUT in all places. 

http://insel-rodrigues.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/plastik-im-magen-und-um-den-hals.html 

I was diving in the Malaysian’s water off Pulau Tioman. My buddy spotted this drift-net with a trapped turtle. After photographing it, we call all the other divers in to cut up the nets and disposed it when we get back on land. The net measured up to about 30m in length. Sad to say the turtle did not make it.

 

 

 

England: Act Now To Support The Campaign To CLOSE DOWN Hogwood Pig Farm.

Hogwood Farm Update

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Watch the vigil for pigs at Hogwood Farm

Dear Mark

Our petition to close down Hogwood Farm needs your help. With over 19,000 signatures so far, we’ve made some great progress – but we need more if we’re going to succeed in getting it closed down.

On Monday, Viva! founder & director Juliet Gellatley was joined by 60 people for a peaceful vigil outside the Warwickshire farm where horrendous conditions were filmed by Viva! Campaigns.

The investigation and vigil have been covered in national and local media, leading to growing condemnation and public support. Juliet repeated her calls for the farm to be shut down. If you haven’t already, please sign the petition to make the authorities take action!

After the vigil, Juliet made a grisly discovery of dumped pig remains in a wood near the farm, on land belonging to the owner. We have reported this to the authorities and are demanding that they take action to stop this practice.

What can you do to help?
We need your support to help us end this war on animals. Thank you to all everyone who has signed the petition so far. If you haven’t signed yet, we desperately need you to help us end this suffering. Please sign the petition now and help us save the pigs at this horror farm.


 
Sign the petition

https://www.viva.org.uk/faceoff/take-action?utm_source=Viva%21%20emails&utm_campaign=f69ddaf7eb-HOGWOOD%202%20SEGMENT%20B_2017_07_13&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_db2a2ff042-f69ddaf7eb-45578825&mc_cid=f69ddaf7eb&mc_eid=26c03356b8

The investigation and vigil have been covered in national and local media, leading to growing condemnation and public support. Juliet repeated her calls for the farm to be shut down. If you haven’t already, please sign the petition to make the authorities take action!

After the vigil, Juliet made a grisly discovery of dumped pig remains in a wood near the farm, on land belonging to the owner. We have reported this to the authorities and are demanding that they take action to stop this practice.

What can you do to help?
We need your support to help us end this war on animals. Thank you to all everyone who has signed the petition so far. If you haven’t signed yet, we desperately need you to help us end this suffering. Please sign the petition now and help us save the pigs at this horror farm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Plastic Straws Are Killing Sea Wildlife – Take Action To Help Stop It Now.

 

https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1213&bih=591&q=plastic+straws+turtles&oq=plastic+straws+turtles&gs_l=img.3..0i24k1.1662.9473.0.9946.23.23.0.0.0.0.220.3986.0j20j2.22.0….0…1.1.64.img..1.22.3977.0..0j35i39k1j0i8i30k1.Ds4isRIXG5M 

Mark,

McDonald’s uses a staggering 3.5 million plastic straws every single day — and that’s just in the UK. Used for a few seconds, then thrown away, many end up polluting our oceans.

Small, light, and hard to avoid, it’s no wonder plastic straws dumped into the sea get stuck in sea turtles’ nostrils, lodged in the stomachs of baby seabirds, and end up in our food chain after being eaten by fish.

Just recently a UK based pub chain stopped routinely giving out plastic straws — but its 100,000 straws per month is a drop in the ocean compared to McDonald’s 3.5 million a day habit.

Just image what a difference 3.5 million straws a day out of circulation would make to our oceans and the animals that live in them.

 

 

Tell McDonald’s to stop using plastic straws that pollute our oceans today.

Plastic pollution is one of the biggest threats to our oceans, and straws are one of the most common plastic items found in beach cleanups, according to Greenpeace.

A total of 8 million tonnes of plastic ends up in our seas every year — that’s the equivalent to five shopping bags of waste on every foot of coastline in the world! And as a result it is estimated that every year a million seabirds and 100,000 marine animals — such as sea turtles — die.

Plastic doesn’t degrade, but is broken up into ever smaller pieces. So if that straw isn’t swallowed whole by a large bird or turtle the bits it breaks into can be eaten by fish or fed to chicks starving to death with stomachs full of plastic.

Taking 3.5 million plastic straws per day out of use would be a major step towards cleaning up our seas and protecting wildlife from this plastic menace.

 

Take action now, tell McDonald’s to stop using plastic straws that pollute our oceans.

We’ve faced huge and powerful corporate players before, and we know that when SumOfUs members like you stand up for what’s right, together we can force them to change. After all we’ve done it before.

We’ve forced McDonald’s — along with companies like Starbucks, and KFC — to commit to sourcing 100% responsible palm oil. When we expose the ugly side of corporate giants — like McDonald’s — they take action to protect their brand. And in doing so we score a massive victory for our planet.

 

Take action now, tell McDonald’s to stop using plastic straws that pollute our oceans.

Thanks for all that you do,

Tricia, Sondhya and the team at SumOfUs

More information:

Disturbing turtle video drives UK pub chain to clamp down on plastic straws, The Guardian, 3 May 2017.

Plastic straws usage becomes a public debate issue, Xarxanet, 27 April 2017.

StrawWars.Org The Final Straw? Greenpeace, 10 March 2017