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Hello to all of our friends, animal rights activists and visitors
You can read our new article on our new pag, here:

 

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2018/07/09/they-will-be-slaughtered-anyway/ .

 

The campaign: “Truck you-animal transports do not taste good”!!

** You can also read this posting on our new site “World Animals Voice” 🙂 **

The campaign: “Truck you-animal transports do not taste good”!!

 

At the moment, there is almost a revolt in Germany against animal transports.
The German Animal Protection Office” has organized a very large campaign, with demos in 32 cities in Germany, from 1. July to 6. September.

 On 1 July 2018, was a big demo in Berlin, with more than 300 people, under the motto “Truck you-animal transports do not taste good”.

 

 

“Truck you” – Demo in Berlin 1.07.2018 (from the FB-side of Stefan B.Eck)

The MEP Stefan Bernhard Eck made a very good speech: “Animals are not production units!

Animals are not a commodity!

They are living beings, sentient creatures who can feel joy and pain, well-being and sadness!
“We have to put these people in the focus of our actions!

 We have to denounce and expose them and constantly attack them! “

MEP Stefan Bernhard Eck: “Please, sign this important petition to the German Federal Government and the EU Commission. The German Animal Welfare Office makes an extraordinary contribution with this nationwide campaign, but it depends above all on each one of you, so that at each of the planned events an unmistakable voice for the animals can be heard. I will be back in a few more actions – if time permits – to show the red card to the political leaders in Brussels and in Berlin. Let’s get so loud that no one can say that he did not know about all the misery of animal transport! “

I have received the following information letter from the animal protection office”, and I translate it:

 

“A few days ago, our new campaign “TRUCK YOU – animal transports do not taste good”, where we are on a major tour of Germany with a converted original livestock truck to clarify the suffering and agony of animal transports. Because, every day millions of animals are exposed to the terrible conditions on the roads worldwide.
Our long-term demand is clear: factory farming and animal transport must be stopped!

Only then can animals finally have a chance for an intact life.

However, before this goal is achieved, we urge the politicians to take important action in the short term.
We absolutely need your support for this: at the same time as our campaign, we have set up a petition addressed to the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and the European Commission in order to achieve, at least in the short term, better conditions for animal transports. And you can help us by signing the petition so that together we can show how many people are against the current agony of animal transports!

We demand:

1. Stop live animal transports in non-EU countries

2. Stronger controls and sanctions on animal transports in Germany and throughout the EU.

3. Uniform, maximum transport time of a maximum of 4 hours in Germany and the entire EU.

 

Help us bring these demands to the political arena with as much pressure as possible and sign our petition today! So, we can together give the animals a voice.

Sign petition now!

http://truckyou.de/petition/

 

THE PETITION-LETTER


At: Ms. Julia Klöckner, Federal Minister of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (Germany, CDU)
and
Mr. Vytenis Andriukaitis, EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety

Madam Minister Klöckner, Commissioner Andriukaitis,

through the current campaign “Truck You – animal transports do not taste” of the German animal welfare office e. V. I have learned from the unsustainable and painful conditions that animals experience on animal transporters.

In Germany alone, 3.7 million animals are transported to the nearest fattening or breeding station or taken to the slaughterhouse every day.

Due to its location in Europe, Germany also acts as a transit country for animal transport and as an exporter of breeding animals across the European continent and beyond. In very confined spaces, the animals are driven in extreme heat or cold, usually without access to water, without any medical care, often more dead than alive, injured and frightened to the next place – hundreds, not infrequently thousands of miles away.

In the Federal Republic, Article 20a of the Basic Law gives the protection of animals as a state objective constitutional status. At EU level, the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union since 2012 stipulates that “the Union and the Member States must take full account of the welfare requirements of animals as sentient beings”. In addition, Regulation EC 1/2005 regulates the protection of animals during transport and related operations, even in a cross-border context.

Animal transports are part of modern factory farming, which is responsible for the deaths of 70 billion terrestrial animals worldwide each year, degrading male cattle and chicks to waste products, and shamelessly exploiting the natural cycles of female livestock.

Animals are sold as cheap goods to countries where Germany and the EU have no influence on the prevailing animal welfare standards.

Due to unsustainable animal welfare violations and ineffective sanctions, I call for the immediate abolition of all animal transports. This is accompanied by the abolition of mass animal husbandry.

Until this goal is achieved, at least the following requirements must be implemented as soon as possible:

1. Stop live animal transports to non-EU countries – transports mean enormous torture for every animal, no matter in which country. However, when transporting animals outside the EU, EU countries such as Germany cannot control animal welfare and sanction contravention. Therefore, I call for an immediate export stop of live animals in non-EU countries.

2. Greater controls and sanctions on animal transport in Germany and the EU as a whole – Only about 1% of all animal movements in Germany are subject to scrutiny, although unannounced inspections are always and everywhere possible. Statistics show that deficiencies are usually sanctioned only with recommendations or instructions, even though there are massive violations of animal welfare and transport regulations. I therefore call for a revision of Regulation (EC) No 1/2005 as regards the frequency of controls and the severity of penalties for infringements.

3. Uniform, maximum transport duration of a maximum of 4 hours in Germany and the entire EU – In Germany, different regulations apply with regard to transport duration and loading density for the various types of livestock. Cattle may be transported for 29 hours without rest or food. Until the transport of live animals becomes completely obsolete, I demand a uniform, maximum transport time of 4 hours for ALL species of animals.

Please insist that these conditions are a thing of the past and that animal suffering has no place in our society!

Best regards

[Your name]

http://truckyou.de/petition/

Best Regards to all

Venus

For all the victims of the barbaric Yulin festival

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silvanna Richardson

 

UK: Dogfighting – Help The League Against Cruel Sports To Take Tougher Action.

 

It’s time to take a stand against dog fighting

Dog fighting as a ‘sport’ was banned in the UK in 1835, as even then it was considered barbaric.

But this horrific form of dog abuse continues.

Dog fighting remains a significant animal welfare issue in the UK.

It’s one of the most horrific forms of organised animal cruelty, not only for the violence the dogs endure during fights but because of the trauma they suffer throughout their lives. Training methods brutalise and fights inflict untold physical and mental suffering on ‘man’s best friend’.

We’re determined to expose and help prevent dog fighting in the UK and we’re asking the Government to take action to stamp it out.

Rewards for information

Do you have information about dog fighting in your area?

We’re looking for information about anyone involved in dogfighting, the locations of dog fights and information about any animal used or stolen for dog fighting. You could be eligible for a reward of up to £1,000.

Report any evidence of dog fighting in your area to our Animal Crimewatch team.

The three levels of dog fighting

Dog fighting operates at three levels, each of which will look different to an onlooker:

  • Level One – Street Rolls Dogs are forced into spontaneous fights in urban parks and housing estates without much planning, rules or specific training.

  • Level Two – Hobbyist: Often these people aspire to be professional dog fighters. Many are affiliations to gangs and have criminal convictions for other offences. These fights involve more ‘rules’ and formalised training regimes.

  • Level Three – Professional: Professional dog fighters are part of sophisticated dog fighting rings operating in the UK and worldwide with links to other serious crimes. Strict training regimes and rules apply and large sums of cash are wagered on the outcome of fights that last from 30 minutes to 5 hours.

Dogs forced into fighting suffer terrible injuries, both from the fights and at the hands of their vicious ‘owners’. Most will ultimately be killed in the ring or die soon after from their injuries. Those who can no longer fight are often brutally dispatched.

Watch Cupcake’s Story – A Dog Fighting Survivor. A moving but uplifting story of a dog that survived

 

 

Scale and prevalence in the UK

Dog fighting operates deep underground. It’s difficult – and often dangerous – to find information about what’s going on and who’s involved. Our investigators work tirelessly to raise awareness and bring these people to justice. Often this means working in difficult and dangerous situations.

There are many indicators that show dog fighting continues to be a significant animal welfare issue in the UK. Figures from the RSPCA show a steady number of calls relating to dog fighting over the last 10 years. Other evidence of dogs being imported for fighting, the clandestine sale of dogs in dark alleys for large sums of money, the seeming need for dogs as protection, and the apparent growth in the number of stolen dogs also indicate it’s on the increase.

In 2015 we ran Project Bloodline, an investigation aimed at exposing the scale of dog fighting in the UK. Basing ourselves in area which we consider ‘average’ in terms of suspected dog fighting activity – urban areas within Bedfordshire – we set about trying to uncovering the truth.

Within just a short space of time we received 40 pieces of intelligence which gave us an insight into the dark world of dog fighting including:

  • Reports of dogs being trained for fighting by being ‘body slammed’ and ‘head slammed’ against a wall to toughen them up.

  • The bodies of dead dogs used for fighting dumped near farmland.

  • Prohibited breeds being bred to supply the dog fighting and status dogs market.

  • A significant clandestine market in the trade of potential fighting dogs – our investigators were offered puppies for £1,000 each by a masked man during the operation.

  • We also were introduced to Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Cupcake, who had been used for fighting, her teeth ground down probably by trying to bite through the bars of her cage or chain.

We’ve now widened our investigations to key locations around the UK. We work with the public, rescue centres, veterinarians, community groups, law enforcement and politicians to raise awareness, to help communities tackle it and of course to support the animals that have been rescued from this living hell.

Dog fighting and other serious crime

Horrendous as dog fighting is, it’s not purely a matter of animal welfare.

Evidence from the UK and internationally points to dog fighting being a ‘gateway’ crime to serious and organised offences such as drug dealing and violence. Links between animal abuse and human abuse are also clear.

For this reason, in the United States, dog fighting is recognised by the FBI as a Grade A felony offence and it’s acknowledged as a way of identifying and tackling other criminal activity too.

An action plan for the UK

We’ve set out what needs to be done in our National Dog Fighting Action Plan. The plan comprises many elements based around the three areas of Prevention, Understanding and Prosecution (P.U.P).

Key recommendations include:

  • The formation of a National Dog Fighting Task Force

  • Dog fighting to be recorded as a specific offence separate to animal fighting in order to enable the scale of the problem to be more accurately assessed

  • Increased penalties of up to five years for the worst dog fighting offenders

  • The Dangerous Dogs Act should be reviewed as a matter of urgency

  • The implementation of a national register for individuals banned from keeping dogs to prevent those already convicted of animal cruelty from being able to re-offend.

Help us end dog fighting

  • Sign our petition for stronger penalties for dog fighting

  • Report any evidence you have of dog fighting in your area to our Animal Crimewatch team

  • Share this page on your social media

 

Taken from:  https://www.league.org.uk/dog-fighting

 

 

USA: Take Action To Help Emaciated Horses In Havasu – Grand Canyon Offshoot.

 

An eyewitness recently took photos of emaciated horses who are used to carry heavy tourist gear in Havasu Canyon, an offshoot of the Grand Canyon. The horses are in such bad condition that their ribs protrude. The eyewitness also saw exhausted horses struggling under the weight of overloaded packs.

The abuse endured by the horses, donkeys, and mules used as pack animals in Havasu Canyon is long-standing and severe. They’re forced to carry overloaded packs while being denied water, food, and rest. Eyewitnesses have even reported that horses have been forced to work with broken bones.

Please help by clicking the link below to urge tour company Arizona Outback Adventures to stop using animals to carry tourist gear.

        http://peta.vg/28zs

 

Stop the dog and cat consumption in South Korea – Newsletter and Actions.

Stop the dog and cat consumption in South Korea:

 

View the newsletter and take actions by clicking on the following link; once at the newsletter you can select from many languages:

 

http://koreandogs.org/newsletter-june-22-2018/?utm_source=sendinblue&utm_campaign=Urgent_Calls_for_Action_and_Significant_Positive_Development_in_Korea!&utm_medium=email