England: Latest ‘Fur News’ From ‘Respect for Animals’.

Latest ‘fur news’ from Mark and the crew at ‘Respect for Animals’, Nottingham, England.

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Probably unlikely, but we are taking measures in advance:

This year nearly 80,000 seal pups, less than 3 months old, were brutally clubbed or shot for their fur. Worryingly in the UK, there is a risk that seal product imports could resume once we leave the EU.

Respect for Animals is asking the government to guarantee that this import ban will remain in force.

 

Click here for more details and to sign the petition.

Oxford Summer School

Top academics and campaigners from around the world are descending on Oxford from 23-26 July to discuss the ethics of the fur trade.

Sponsored by the Respect for Animals Educational trust, it will result in a new up to date and authoritative report intended to transform the debate around wearing fur.

Click here for more details and to book your place.

 

Good News from Germany

Germany’s last fur farm will close down with a new Bill enforcing stricter regulations and effectively make fur farming of mink non-viable for farmers.

Fantastisch!

Thank you Germany.

 

Fur Farming In Europe

The fur farming ban has been effective in the UK for over 15 years now.

We were proud to have led that campaign and many of you helped make it possible.  today, we use our experience and campaigning record to support campaigns in countries around the world where similar bans are being proposed and who look to the UK as an example to be followed.

It takes up to 40 dumb animals to make a fur coat

– BUT ONLY ONE TO WEAR IT !

Fur is for animals.

Thank you for your support.

Mark Glover, Director

For more news and to make a donation for campaigns, please go to:

http://www.respectforanimals.co.uk/home/ 

 

 

 

 

 

South Korea: 27/6/17 – Further News And Actions.

Click HERE to see this newsletter from our homepage.​

KARA discloses results of their investigation of ‘meat dog farms’ at press conference. Translation complete.

KARA Press release video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGGXtFHsiTs

 

This is translation of Korea Animal Rights Advocates (KARA)’s post. In an era when 10 million dogs are considered companion animals, more than one million are being slaughtered every year at 3,000 of the “world’s only meat dog farms.”

It would not be an exaggeration to call these meat dog farms “companion animal slaughterhouses.” These statistics, however, may be low and the breeding environment and slaughtering process of dogs is unregulated.

While dog meat consumption still exists in countries like China and Vietnam, South Korea is the only country with farms that breed dogs continually, and where large farms housing more than 1,000 dogs are in operation for the purpose of human consumption.

These animals are confined their entire lives to tiny steel raised wire cages before they are slaughtered and eaten. To gain an understanding of the meat dog farms that operate in the darkness of no governmental regulation, Representative Lee Jeong-Mi of the Justice Party and animal rights group Korea Animal Rights Advocates (KARA; Im Soon-Lye, director) requested data from the Ministry of Environment on dog farms that are required to submit reports for the livestock manure treatment facility and conducted analysis.

Based on this data, KARA conducted field investigations in sample areas including Gyeonggi-do Gimpo and Yeoju, Gangwon-do Wonju, Gyeongsangbuk-do Gimcheon for 10 months beginning August 2016 and inspected the state of the breeding conditions and livestock manure treatment status of these dog farms.

 

As a result, it was confirmed that there are at least 2,862 dog farms in South Korea that are over 60 square meters and therefore are required to file livestock manure treatment facility reports. At least 781,740 dogs were being bred on these dog farms, with an average of 273 dogs per farm.

Click HERE to learn more.

Please sign the petition:

https://www.change.org/p/amend-the-constitution-for-the-betterment-of-all-animals-end-the-dog-meat-trade-in-south-korea?utm_source=sendinblue&utm_campaign=You_must_know_this&utm_medium=email 

NEW PETITION – Please sign! Shut down the “Hell on Earth” illegal dog farm in Yangsan Sangbuk-myeon Gongwon-ro! .

Busan Korea Alliance for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (KAPCA) investigated a dog farm located in Yangsan and reported them for violations to the local authority.

They described it as “worst they have ever seen” and they have seen many dog farms. Right now they need your help to put more pressure on their government to take action to close down this illegal dog farm.

This is a long story. I plan to work on the translation. For now I need all of you to file petition with the Korean government through e-people: http://koreandogs.org/e-people/

Click HERE to learn more and take action.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Egypt: EGYPTIAN GOVERNMENT IS ABOUT TO KILL 200 DOGS. Petition Link Included.

 

EGYPTIAN GOVERNMENT IS ABOUT TO KILL 200 DOGS.

SAV Comment – we do not have any more details other than those on the petition – which does not give that much of a story.  Probably this lady is protecting strays and the government wants to kill them ?

Petition words:

For over 15 years this English woman called Janet has been saving these beautiful Egyptian dogs. She donated her life to this.

Janet, an English lady has committed her life to the street animals, especially dogs, in the town.
this page was formed to support her in supporting the street animals.

life on the streets is harsh and short, and for most dogs, and many cats, ends horrifically by poison or torture

Janet’s dream is for there to be no poisoned animals,
which means there should be no poison! To achieve this needs no dogs, or at least less street/feral dogs and cats, with protection for those that remain and for the foxes too.
sterilization, education, re-homing, a shelter for the homeless, negotiation with the local council, banning possession of poisons should lead to the end of poison in our town and a more pleasant life for it’s animals, residents and tourists,

NOW ALL THIS HARD WORK IS ABOUT TO END IN A HUGE TRAGEDY!!

WE MUST UNITE AND GET AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE TO SIGN SO WE GET THE PRESS TO WRITE ABOUT THIS AND HOPEFULLY STOP THIS ACT OF INTENSE CRUELTY!!!

 

HELP FAST!! SIGN AND SHARE

Petition link:

 

https://www.change.org/p/egyptian-government-is-about-to-kill-200-dogs-help?recruiter=2324836&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=autopublish&utm_content=nafta_share_post_title_en_3%3AFB_share_copy_4

Please crosspost for max signatures.

 

USA: Bears Suffering at Wilson’s Wild Animal Park—a Roadside Zoo in Winchester, Virginia. Please Take Action Now.

 

Help Bears Suffering in the Heat at Wilson’s Wild Animal Park

 

https://www.peta.org/action/action-alerts/bears-suffering-wilsons-wild-animal-park/?utm_campaign=wilson’s%20wild%20animal%20park%20e-mail%20share&utm_source=action%20alert%20e-mail%20share&utm_medium=action%20alert%20share%20button

Bears at Wilson’s Wild Animal Park—a roadside zoo in Winchester, Virginia—are confined to a concrete-floored cage, and their water trough is typically empty, leaving them with no means of cooling off during sweltering weather. We need your help to protect these bears from rising temperatures.

PETA recently sent complaints to local, state, and federal authorities requesting that they take action on apparent animal suffering at the roadside zoo, including bears who were seen panting with no means of escaping the heat. One bear was eating water- and urine-soaked food, and another repeatedly paced inside the small, barren enclosure—a sign of severe psychological distress.

The roadside zoo has been repeatedly cited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for failing to meet the minimum requirements of the federal Animal Welfare Act. The violations include inadequate caging for dangerous animals, a lack of a veterinary-care program, and failing to provide primates with adequate enrichment. Eyewitnesses also recently observed deer panting in the heat, a goat with nasal discharge, an alpaca with overgrown nails, lynxes and a lion cub confined to enclosures on concrete slabs, a lynx repeatedly pacing, and birds with apparent injuries and missing feathers.

Please urge Wilson’s Wild Animal Park to provide these bears with at least natural terrain and an adequate pool to escape the heat and to consider retiring them to a reputable sanctuary.

Please take action for the bears using the link given above – thank you.

https://www.facebook.com/official.peta/videos/10155412550549586/

 

 

South Korea: News And ACTIONS For The Dog Meat Trade – Lets Stop It !

 

“Over 1 Million Dogs Being Raised for Food in Appalling Conditions”

 

The Korea Bizwire reported on June 23 that “On June 22, Rep. Lee Jung Mi of the Justice Party and animal rights activist group Korea Animal Rights Advocates KARA held a press conference at the National Assembly in Yeouido to publicly disclose the state of dog meat farms in Korea.  Beginning in August of last year, an investigation into the general practices of 20 dog meat farms revealed horrifying conditions. Dogs were kept in tiny steel cages so small that the animals could not even stretch out properly.”

Please click HERE and read the article to learn more about the survey results.

Click HERE to learn more from KARA’s page.

Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEaa1GJo-Uo

Petition – Please sign and crosspost.  https://www.change.org/p/amend-the-constitution-for-the-betterment-of-all-animals-end-the-dog-meat-trade-in-south-korea?utm_source=sendinblue&utm_campaign=1_Million_Dogs_in_Appalling_Conditions__Bucheon_Mayor__LCAs_DC_Protest&utm_medium=email

 

Czech Republic, New Zealand, Norway, Israel, Iceland: Speak out against the dog meat trade at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics!

The clock is ticking towards the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, a nation of the cruel and brutal practice of eating companion animals.

 

 

We have a campaign urging National Olympic Teams participating in this event, to take a stand against this atrocious barbarity.   Click below for the campaign pages:

Czech Republic

New Zealand

Norway

Israel

Iceland

Global Actions link – http://koreandogs.org/noc-take-a-stand/?utm_source=sendinblue&utm_campaign=1_Million_Dogs_in_Appalling_Conditions__Bucheon_Mayor__LCAs_DC_Protest&utm_medium=email

 

 

Bucheon Mayor Kim Man-Soo publicly suggests that his city become dog meat-free.

On June 23rd, Bucheon Mayor Kim Man-Soo posted a message on his personal Facebook page asking, “How about our city going without dog meat?” Nami Kim had personally delivered our online petition signatures to Mayor Kim Man-Soo two weeks ago, and had a lengthy meeting with him discussing this issue.

Click HERE to learn more.

 

Our petition to the Mayor is to thank him for all his efforts to end the dog meat trade in his city so far, which is virtually unheard of in Korean cities and government. It is very important to encourage him to make Bucheon the first “Dog Meat-Free City” in Korea. We would like Mayor Kim to be the example for other Mayors and Governors.

Thank the kind Mayor for his actions – 

https://www.change.org/p/mayor-kim-man-soo-of-bucheon-all-thanks-to-mayor-kim-bucheon-city-working-towards-becoming-first-dog-meat-free-city?utm_source=sendinblue&utm_campaign=1_Million_Dogs_in_Appalling_Conditions__Bucheon_Mayor__LCAs_DC_Protest&utm_medium=email

 

Sharing for LCA: Join the Two-Day Demo Against the S. Korean Dog Meat Trade

 

Last Chance for the Animals (LCA) is organizing 2 demonstrations at the Washington DC this week. Please join! Thank you!

South Korea’s newly elected President Moon will be coming to Washington DC next week to meet with President Trump. LCA will be having a demonstration in DC to urge him to end the dog meat trade now!

Please see details below. The demonstration will be held over 2 days and will be at 2 different locations.

Click HERE for the first demonstration.

Click HERE for second demonstration.

FIRST DEMO WHEN: 10 am – 1 pm THURSDAY, JUNE 29TH WHERE: CAPITOL HILL Meet at the corner of Constitution Avenue and New Jersey Avenue – 10 am sharp until 1pm. LCA hope to deliver their message in person to the South Korean President Moon to ban the dog meat trade.

SECOND DEMO WHEN: 10 am – 1 pm FRIDAY JUNE 30TH WHERE: S. KOREAN EMBASSY Meet in front of the Korean Embassy – 2450 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

LCA will have posters and banners to hold.

 

Join us in San Francisco, New York or from your home!

Please join us at our upcoming events in San Francisco or three ‘Boknal’ demonstrations organized by The Animals’ Battalion in New York. You can also join us from the comfort of your home by picking up the phone.

Nothing will change without action and people demanding change. If you would like to hand out our leaflets in your city or organize an event in US, we would be glad to send you our leaflets.

Click HERE to learn more.

 

 

Some Important Petitions Which Need Your Voice – Please Take Action.

Elite Farm Services

 

SAV Comment – If these are ‘elite’ then what are the rest like ?

Petition link –  https://animalpetitions.org/291722/shut-down-factory-farm-where-workers-allegedly-mangled-and-stomped-live-chickens/

Workers at a chicken factory were reportedly caught mangling, stomping, sexually abusing and smashing live chickens against walls. The video footage obtained by an undercover volunteer apparently showed these horrific acts of cruelty. Please sign this petition to demand that the factory be shut down and the employees severely punished, if found guilty.

Petition link –  https://animalpetitions.org/291722/shut-down-factory-farm-where-workers-allegedly-mangled-and-stomped-live-chickens/

 

Laos: The Tiger Meat Farms Must Go!

 

Many people think of the small Southeast Asian country of Laos as paradise on Earth, but for many of our four-legged friends it is truly nothing but hell.

In a recent report Laos was singled out as one of the worst countries participating in the wildlife farming industry. Where small ramshackle cages filled with tigers and other endangered animals await their fate. Usually that means they will end up on a tourist plate.

Petition link –  http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/900/013/141/?z00m=29218790&redirectID=2428015633

 

 

Air France ship Primates to Labs – Take Action.

 

You’ll be shocked and appalled to learn about secret monkey shipments on Air France passenger flights that we’ve discovered.

 

The monkeys were flown 5,979 miles from Mauritius to Paris, where they were held for a further nine hours, before being flown 4,138 miles to Chicago. Their ordeal lasted over 37 hours

Tragically, the monkeys were destined for Charles River Laboratories, a company that profits from carrying out cruel poisoning tests on animals.

While holidaymakers were enjoying their flight in comfort, they would’ve been totally unaware of the suffering just below their feet. 120 monkeys, torn from their families and imprisoned in small wooden crates, were suffering in the dark and noisy cargo hold.

Air France are the only European passenger airline still transporting monkeys for research. This must stop!

Action –  please use your voice to help end this suffering.

 

Thank you as always for your support,

 

FOIE GRAS

 

Video footage – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UEOEmHFkRE

 

Note this footage is from France and Spain.  

Foie Gras is not allowed to be produced in the UK on animal cruelty grounds, but is imported as a so called ‘delicacy’ by selected stores.  The aim of this petition is to demand that the UK bans the importation of all Foie Gras.

 

Foie gras is a ‘delicacy’ made from the diseased liver of ducks or geese who have been repeatedly force-fed.  Animal Equality investigations in France and Spain have revealed the extreme suffering that millions of ducks and geese endure on foie gras farms

Please sign the petition demanding a UK import ban on foie gras.

Petition link –

http://animalequality.org.uk/foie-gras/?utm_source=Animal+Equality+UK+Newsletter&utm_campaign=f024f0a0cc-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_14_06&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3ba5be09e0-f024f0a0cc-250623929

 

Thank You – SAV.

 

 

 

 

China: Angry Zoo Shareholders Feed Live Donkey To Tigers As A Protest – Petition – Take Action.

 

Breaking – Mixed messages from Yulin dog meat festival.

Read more at https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2017/06/17/china-very-mixed-massages-as-to-what-exactly-is-happening-at-yulin/

 

 

Petition link:

 

https://animalpetitions.org/287734/punish-zoo-owners-who-fed-live-donkey-to-tigers/

 

Target: Cao Jianming, Procurator-General of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate of the People’s Republic of China.

Goal: Demand that the zoo owners who fed a live donkey to tigers be punished to the maximum degree.

Angry shareholders in a Chinese zoo fed a live donkey to tigers as a way to protest a court’s decision they didn’t like. The shareholders stated that they voted in favor of this horrific act because the court froze the zoo’s assets and they were no longer receiving profits. Demand justice for this innocent donkey torn to bits by tigers.

Shocking video footage showed the men pushing the frightened donkey down into the tiger enclosure. The tigers pounced on the donkey almost immediately and mauled it for thirty minutes before it finally died. The shareholders also planned to send a sheep into the enclosure, but zoo officials stopped them in time to save the sheep.

Officials at Yancheng Safari Park issued an apology, stating that they are working on improving their safety standards. They will be holding a meeting to “calm shareholders’ nerves.”

However, this horrific act of cruelty cannot go unpunished. Sign below and demand that these shareholders face legal charges and receive the maximum penalty.

 

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Procurator-General Cao,

A donkey suffered tremendously and died after a zoo’s shareholders fed it to tigers. Video footage showed the donkey resisting while men dressed in red robes forced it into a tiger enclosure. We demand justice for this innocent donkey.

Visitors looked on in horror as the tigers mauled the helpless donkey to death. Per witness reports, it brayed in pain and desperately tried to get away. The shareholders stated that they sacrificed the live animal in protest of the court’s decision to freeze the zoo’s assets.

This poor animal did not deserve to suffer a cruel death in the name of protest. We demand that you bring charges against the men responsible and punish them to the maximum degree.

Sincerely,

Add your name

 

https://animalpetitions.org/287734/punish-zoo-owners-who-fed-live-donkey-to-tigers/