USA: Coca Cola (Again) Is Making Billions From Indigenous People – And They Dont Get Any Share Of The Profits !

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Mark,

Coca-Cola is lining its pockets with the use of THE new trendy sweetener – the stevia – which comes from the traditional knowledge of indigenous groups in South America, the Guarani Paî Tavytera and Kaiowa people.

While Big Soda companies like Coca-Cola make billions off this knowledge, none of these communities are getting a single penny.

Coca-Cola’s dreadful attitude violates the rights of indigenous people as enshrined in international treaties.

But you can stop this by sharing this video to raise awareness of the Guarani’s plight.

Let’s stand in solidarity with the Guarani people against Coca-Cola’s exploitation — you can help make sure that this message is heard far and wide.

 

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Click here to watch the video and share it with your friends.

 

The more people who know about the issue, the more power we’ll have to pressure Coca-Cola into settling with the Guaranis on a fair and equitable sharing of the profits out of the use of this natural sweetener.

SumOfUs is teaming up with Public Eye, Pro-Stevia Schweiz and France Libertés to make sure everybody knows about the bitter-sweet taste of stevia. We know this tactic works. Our videos targeting PepsiCo have clocked over 20 million views and have gone viral because they were shared by members like you. They’ve brought PepsiCo back to the negotiating table, and forced it to come up with a new palm oil commitment.

You truly hold the power to make a difference: you can make this glaring injustice a thorn in Coca-Cola’s side. Spread the word!

 

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Watch and share the video with your friends by clicking here now.

Thanks for all that you do,
Fatah, Marie and the team at SumOfUs 

 

 

 

USA: NRDC Teleconference – Do You Want To Send Trump A Message ? – Read On To Take Part.

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Member Teleconference Briefing:
Sending Trump a Message through Litigation

Join us for an exclusive teleconference

 

with

Mitch Bernard
NRDC Chief Operating Officer

 

4:30 pm Eastern; 3:30 pm Central; 2:30 pm Mountain; 1:30 pm Pacific

Aaron Colangelo
NRDC Co-Director of Litigation

Friday March 3, 2017

 

With the Trump Administration fully underway, we face an unprecedented threat from the “pollutocracy” of billionaires, fossil fuel champions, and anti-environmental extremists that are about to sweep into Washington with Donald Trump. At NRDC, we’re gearing up to take them on — both in and out of court.

Join us for this teleconference with Mitch Bernard and Aaron Colangelo, who will share NRDC’s current and future litigation strategies on protecting our environment from the new administration’s most dangerous attacks. There will also be an opportunity to ask any questions you may have on this timely and important issue.

Taking part in a telephone conference call is easy.

If you will be joining us, please respond as soon as possible online and we will provide you with the simple instructions for calling in.

 

The mission of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is to safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.

 

 

 

Germany: Your Letters To The Mayor Have Resulted In The ‘Shark Aquarium’ Currently Being Halted.

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You may recall our recent (January) post re a possible new shark aquarium in Germany:

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2017/01/18/germany-take-action-to-stop-shark-city-the-biggest-in-europe-sample-letter-to-copy-and-send/

Well we have now had an update on the situation from Venus.  Here is her response:

Good Morning Dear Mark!

 

Dear Mark,

Today, Sunday, I turned on my PC and was (as always) prepared for the worst. Because only bad news reaches us when it comes about animals, doesn`t it?

But No! Today was not like every day, it came a message that gave me hope and joy. Perhaps some readers of SAV remember the letter-action I did against the construction of the world’s largest shark aquarium in Sinsheim (Germany). I had written a letter to the mayor of the city and had spread the same sample letter  all over I could, so that other people could send it to the mayor. Today I got a message from the organization, which is fighting exclusively against the construction of the aquarium!

I translate:

“A few weeks ago, we asked you to write to Jörg Albrecht, Lord Mayor of Sinsheim, and ask him to take action against the shark tank “Shark City” (www.animal-public.de/stoppt-shark-city/).

The response was very large and we would like to thank all those who have followed this call for their time and effort.

As mayor Albrecht now announced, the construction application for the shark aquarium is currently not approved. In an interview, Albrecht stated that the project would not be in line with the valid development plan, a special area would have to be designated for the construction. Local politicians have to decide about the project-related development plan.

Investors do not have a right to a positive decision. This seems to have settled the plan to start construction of “Shark City” in May….”

 

This is a clear sign for me, that we can achieve better results for the rights of the animals by making animal protection a political issue and putting pressure on politicians.

Best regards to you and all,

Venus

 

 

Pepsi’s broken palm oil promise.

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Aerial view of the recently land clearing by PT. Agra Bumi Niaga. Peunaron Village. East Aceh, Indonesia. 13/01/2017 Latitude: 4° 34' 1.062" N Longitude: 97° 41' 11.73" E

Aerial view of the recently land clearing by PT. Agra Bumi Niaga. Peunaron Village. East Aceh, Indonesia. 13/01/2017
Latitude: 4° 34′ 1.062″ N
Longitude: 97° 41′ 11.73″ E

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Mark,

A new report is shining a spotlight on some of the most ruthless destruction of elephant habitat we’ve ever seen. And the massive forest clearance is linked to the suppliers of snack foods sold by companies like PepsiCo across the world.

Watch and share the shocking footage revealing how the world’s biggest snack food companies are linked to rainforest destruction.

 

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxNyDjAxzcE  

 

A field investigation by our partners at Rainforest Action Network uncovered the devastating clearance of already endangered forests in the Leuser Ecosystem. The only place on earth where elephants, tigers, orangutans and rhinos live in the same forest, Leuser is considered one of the world’s top priority conservation areas. It’s also the source of drinking water and livelihoods for millions of people in the Indonesian province of Aceh.

But Leuser’s critical importance is apparently of no concern to rogue palm oil producer PT. ABN. The company has been illegally — and rapidly — turning lowland forests into palm oil plantations despite being ordered out by the Indonesian government. So who has been buying PT. ABN’s conflict palm oil? Wilmar palm oil refineries, supplier of brands like PepsiCo, McDonald’s, and Nestlé.

We can’t let mega-corporations like PepsiCo, Nestle, Unilever, Procter & Gamble, and McDonald’s sweep the destruction of this priceless ecosystem under the rug.

Share the video to shine a global spotlight on this destruction. Let’s make our voices heard and save the Leuser Ecosystem — before it’s too late.

Thanks for all that you do,
Fatah and the team at SumOfUs

More information:

LeuserWatch.org, Rainforest Action Network, January 2016

 

 

 

 

Serbia: Loznica Friday 24/2 – The Current Last Rescue – LOZNICA: ENTERING THE DOORS OF HELL AGAIN.

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LOZNICA: ENTERING THE DOORS OF HELL AGAIN
A DOG… A HEART BEAT AT OUR FEET

The hardest and most painful thing for any rescuer is to leave a dog pound with saved dogs and look into the eyes of the ones who are left behind.

They know. They know their fate. Their end is coming…  Your heart aches, you can’t stop dreaming about them during night, you can’t sleep, flashes come into your mind of their imploring eyes, paws on your legs, and then immense sadness when the pound door is closed and you leave….

 

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We can’t forget so many babies and we are begging you for your help again: we want to save more lives. The dog too scared to move for fear of being beaten, the little dog brushing round our ankles just desperately trying to get us to notice her.

So many precious beating hearts begging to be noticed and taken out. Almost as if they’re promising us they will be “such a good dog if we rescue them”. A silent promise.

 

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We really are their last hope on Friday.

We will re-visit this living hell to save more gentle dogs.

THIS REALLY WILL BE OUR LAST RESCUE FOR SOME TIME until we can home some dogs.

 

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Those left unsaved will spend their last moments on earth terrified and often in agonizing pain. Euthanasia if conducted, is not conducted in a civilized way – but by the cheapest means possible which involves immense brutality.

 

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These sweet lives can’t cry for help, but we can. And we have to! Only their eyes tell us their pain and need. Give them this final chance of life! Help us free the prisoners of one of the worst Serbian dog pound we have ever seen.
ONLY YOU CAN HELP US TO DO THIS

 

https://www.facebook.com/PozegaDogsAdoptionPage/videos/vb.172012512974297/780705668771642/?type=2&theater 

 

https://www.paypal.com/uk/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_flow&SESSION=8-WGgzykl7b5uKCPCCI1_08zX4bnKGbXSw_JtQmgZzm9Ex-Dmzjma9iHHSe&dispatch=5885d80a13c0db1f8e263663d3faee8d94717bd303200c3af9aadd01a5f55080   

 

 

YOU ARE THEIR DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH.

 

No donation too small. Every £1 helps to save a life.
For donations: PAYPAL:  humanimalserbia@gmail.com

 

 

 

USA: He reportedly struck a zebra with a 3-foot-long stick “with such force that the zebra fell to his front knees and then fell over sideways.”

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Garden Bros. Circus, featuring an elephant act by Carson & Barnes Circus, is on tour in the South this month, and we need to tell venues that plan to host the show why that’s the worst idea ever:

Carson & Barnes’ head trainer was caught attacking and electro-shocking elephants as they screamed in pain.

 

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A whistleblower reported that Zachary Garden, the manager of Garden Bros., beat animals regularly and denied them food and adequate veterinary care.

He reportedly struck a zebra with a 3-foot-long stick “with such force that the zebra fell to his front knees and then fell over sideways.”

 

ACTION

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Tell the venues to consider these facts carefully and to require that the scheduled performances of this cruel circus go forward without animals.

For all animals,

 

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India: Investigation Reveals Chicks Suffocated, Burned, Ground Up Or Drowned.

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WARNING – EXTREME ANIMAL SUFFERING IN VIDEO.

 

The latest breaking eyewitness investigation, released by PETA India and Anonymous for Animal Rights, of major chicken farms that raise and slaughter chickens for their eggs and meat, found widespread, rampant cruelty to chicks. 

As you can see in this shocking video footage, it is clear that the egg and meat industries are focused on maximising profits at the chicks’ expense and that they consider living, feeling, thinking birds to be mere commodities. From problems in incubators that cause organ deformities to invasive methods of sex determination and using burning-hot blades to de beak them, the lives of newly hatched chicks are filled with agony and end in a premature death – suffocated, burned, ground up alive, or drowned. These sensitive baby birds are treated like trash – literally. Some are even tossed, live, into waste bins to die. 

Baby chicks need your help.

The best thing that you can do for baby chicks is to refuse to eat eggs and chicken meat. By reducing that demand, we can spare them this horrific suffering.

Together, we can make a difference for these tiny suffering animals. All you have to do is take action by going vegan today