International: 8/3/18 – Happy International Women’s Day Ladies !


International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8 every year.

It commemorates the movement for women’s rights.

While the first observance of a Women’s Day was held on February 28, 1909 in New York, March 8 was suggested by the 1910 International Woman’s Conference to become an “International Woman’s Day.” After women gained suffrage in Soviet Russia in 1917, March 8 became a national holiday there. The day was then predominantly celebrated by the socialist movement and communist countries until it was adopted in 1975 by the United Nations.






3/3/18 – World Wildlife Day.


Dear Mark,
Today is the World Wildlife Day.


This day was launched in 2013 to draw attention to the loss of biodiversity. As a date, the initiators chose March 3, the anniversary of the signing of the Washington Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

If we take stock today of the stock of wildlife, we would not only be sad, we would be demoralized.
In Indonesia, the orangutans die every day; their trees, their earth, their food disappear every day.

Because a “wild animal” called man makes dirty business with palm oil and wood.
Trade in endangered species flourishes in the black market,
especially in Asia. In Asian medicine, the body parts of large cats for various alchemical purposes are used to increase potency up to the remedy for rheumatism and arthritis.
Originally this superstition especially threatened the tiger. Due to the great demand, however, other large cat species, such as the African lion or the jaguar, are increasingly being poached as “substitutes”.

The stock of lion stock is estimated at about 18,000 to 32,000 copies. The survivors are spread over 27 African countries and India. In 26 other states, the lion is already extinct. In West Africa, he is even considered “threatened with extinction”. Trafficking in offspring in South Africa is unfortunately still possible with permits.

The main reason for the extinction of most wildlife is the criminal dominance of the people in their kingdom.
People are becoming more and more, they multiply indiscriminately, animals are becoming less and less.


Even more dramatic is the situation for the cheetahs. His disappearance is only a matter of time. Her stock is estimated at only 6900 animals. Their habitat is constantly being deprived of humans. The little ones are being illegally traded as domestic trolls, especially in Arab countries, and many are dying during transport.
And what can one say about the biggest cat of prey in the world of animals: the tiger?
It is said that there are only 3000 animals left in the world!! The reasons are the same as almost all wildlife: loss of their habitat, poaching, charlatans in Asian medicine who still sell tiger’s bones and teeth as a hypocritical drug.

And when I think of one of the most beautiful wildlife, the jaguar, I remember the statistic of CITES, which said that in the 1970s 15,000 animals were killed by fur hunters a year!!!

Nevertheless, after some extraordinary efforts by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, it has been possible to save the leopard for the moment, that is, it is not on the red list, and it is estimated that there are 60,000 animals left in Argentina and live up to Mexico.

The list of human crimes against wildlife is infinite and it does not stop.
I am thinking of the criminal (and illegal) killing of wolves in Saxony and Brandenburg, the mass murder of foxes with 500,000 victims per year, which takes place for fun and joy in the murders in Germany.


My feelings on World Wildlife Day?
Grief and pain for the animal beings, who know no wild or sadistic feelings, but are still called “savages” and are exploited without restraint.
Anger, disgust and hate for the human being, the wildest of all animals, who transforms the lives of all animals into a crematorium every day with his criminal and destructive energy.


Best regards



Our Concerns To The EU Over Serbia Becoming An EU Member State – Only When It Enforces The Law For Stray Animals In Accordance With Existing Serbian Laws.


Regarding our recent posts on the dogcatchers of Serbia; we are now in the final stages of writing a letter which we will be sending to the EU.

The EU is very keen (as we have seen with live animal transport to Turkey) to simply dismiss the concerns and pass the enforcement back to member states.  We call this a cop out and consider the EU Commission should be stepping in to prosecute.

If the EU wants to brag about all its legislation to protect, then it needs to step up to the plate and prove it is enforcing what it says.

This will be our case to the EU.

But back to Serbian dogs.


Serbia is currently an EU ‘Candidate Country’ –

The Treaty on the European Union states that any European country may apply for membership of the EU if it respects the democratic values of the EU and is committed to promoting them.

The first step is for the country to meet the key criteria for accession. These were mainly defined at the European Council in Copenhagen in 1993 and are hence referred to as ‘Copenhagen criteria’. Countries wishing to join need to have:

  • stable institutions guaranteeing democracy, the rule of law, human rights and respect for and protection of minorities;


With these standards, set out by the EU itself, we can only assume that the EU will do as it says; both protecting the rule of law and citizens rights within Serbia.


·         Serbia – with from 1st January 2006, the Criminal Code of Serbia. Article 269,


And also Article 46 of the Serbian Veterinary Law  means that stray animals must not be killed but given protection by regional authorities.  We cover the legislation in more detail at –

And so we think the EU does have a responsibility under ‘Copenhagen’ to ensure that Serbia is enforcing the rule of law for strays before it is allowed to join the EU.

Serbia is not currently enforcing its own laws (Article 269 and Article 46 of the Serbian Veterinary law), and so we feel the EU should become involved with this.  We are currently writing a letter to the EU based on this information – and asking them to address the issue of stray dogs / Serbian law with the Serbian government.

Serbia needs to enforce its own laws way before the EU accepts it as a member state of the EU.  If necessary, we would be prepared to argue this case in a court of law.  If the EU states that candidate nations should show adherence to the Copenhagen Criteria, then the EU must ask Serbia why it is non compliant with enforcing its own national laws for the welfare of stray dogs and cats !


Serbia: 27/2/18 – The Campaign Against The Dogcatchers.


Marina Mo

February 27 at 11:28am

Using photos with no explanations like this one, makes me sick.

If you want to know more, Mark, and I do appreciate your willingness to help, pls read this.

There are so many articles in the same category.


Live Transport New Video – One SAV Commentator Expresses The Views Of So Many EU Citizens.

Our recent post (and views) on the new video.


The Directorate-General (DG SANTE) has been set up to improve the health and safety of European citizens and to boost consumer confidence.

But only now does DG SANTE remember that there has been a regulation since 1/2005 that clearly states how animal transport should be done?

No! Of course not! – For the EU Commission is much too smart!
Now the anger of the population has become strong fury against the irresponsibility, the inaction, the ignorance of the animal transport authorities.

And soon the EU elections will come.

That is why the Directorate-General has downgraded animal transport to a school subject.

For those who did not know that there has been an EU animal transport regulation since 2005, now they have a chance to know!!

These General Conditions for the Transport of Animals have been in place since Regulation 1/2005 was introduced some 14 years ago:


-The animals must be transportable!

-qualified staff

-Transport as short as possible, without delay

-sufficient floor space and standing height

-Suitability of means of transport

-suitable loading and unloading equipment

 -the needs of the animals must be taken into account

– adequate care of the animals

Non-transportable animals are:

Injured animals and animals with physiological weaknesses or pathological conditions these are particular
-Animals that cannot move painlessly or without assistance or have large open wounds / severe organ prolapse
-Perient animals in advanced gestational age (90% or more)
-Mothers whose birth was less than 7 days ago
– Newborn mammals whose umbilical wound has not yet completely healed.
-All this is well known, at least for those who have made videos that prove anything but compliance with the rules.

And now we come to the central question: why this farce?
Why the degradation of the problem to a shameful principle: “we have done everything to inform the public.”?

DG SANTE has 42 departments, with DG G alone, 8 departments.

All these are paid to tell us that “the egg has a yellow centre”?
What does the Directorate-General think we are, stupid?

For years manure has been documented in animal transports of organizations and activists: surplus driving hours, injured animals while driving, no water, no food, no doctor, no compliance with EU Regulation 1/2005.

So what’s the popeye version of the thing?
But the smart management has thought of all these questions
Theoretically, this farce video is meant for truck drivers.

-Drive smoothly. Oh! I didn`t know it !!

– Start the ventilation system when shutdown. Oh! I didn`t know it !!

-refresh cattle by watering them. Oh! I didn`t know it!

And if all that does not happen, as reality shows, then truck drivers, inspectors, customs officers, personnel are guilty, all who do not yet know the Popeye video.

Not those who do not punish anyone, those who ignore the true ones and the terrible videos, those who hide the sum of money to say

we cannot do anything, we cannot keep the laws, we can only make comic videos“!!

Gentlemen, a shame is the EU Commission, including DG SANTE, all that is a shame!!

Just a few minutes ago, I have the answer to this ridiculous comic video from Animals Angels Blog. Once again.
I do not translate that on purpose.
EU is Germany, there are certainly high-paying translators who need to do it.

And not only to despise EU citizens and to consider them stupid!! 



Any wonder why ? – the UK sees through the farce of EU cow poo; and gave their opinion in a democratic vote.










UK; New Video On EU Animal Transport Paints A Great Picture, But The Reality Is … – Now We Wait For Responses To Our Questions.

It’s not even a joke, it’s not even an insult,

it is worse than this.

The worst thing about all is that this is that it is all associated with DG Sante – part of the EU Commission relating to animal welfare. 

So we can only assume this cartoon is funded by the EU ! – the EU wasting EU taxpayers money about enforcing animal transport regulations, when they (EU) create Regulation  1/2005 to ‘protect’ animals in transport, and then they do NOT prosecute hauliers and member states who break this same regulation

DG Sante, or the EU Commission, have now made this cartoon as a smokescreen to cover their inactions and inability to take prosecutions to EU member states who are not enforcing Regulation 1/2005.  A smokescreen which they hope will make the public think that they are taking action.  They have the inability to take action; otherwise they would prosecute under Reg 1/2005 non compliance.


They say about themselves:

Animal Transport Guidelines Project


The European Commission, DG Sante project aims to improve animal welfare around transport. The project will develop and disseminate Guides to Good and Better Practice for animals transported within Europe and to third countries for slaughter, fattening and breeding.


We and many others say –  They could improve welfare during transport by taking prosecuting action against member states who do NOT enforce the 2005 Regulation (1/2005) on the welfare of animals during transport; but as we have seen so many times over so many years, they do not have the guts !

Instead they waste money producing new cartoons which they think will work.

No doubt we will be exposing more breaches of the regulations over the coming months – proving that cartoons just don’t really work !

 Today (21/2) we have also written to the EU Eurogroup for Animals – a partner in this organisation; to ask why they are not prosecuting under Reg 1/2005 rather than producing new cartoons.

We will publish their response if we get one.

We rock the boat; and as a result; the EU ignores us and just wants a boat full of shiny, happy people who do not ‘rock’; but simply play along to their ‘take no action’ policy.  We are really keen to see just how many prosecutions have resulted by the EU Commission with regard the 70% breaches found by welfare groups at the Bulgarian / Turkish border.   We will put money on the table now and say ‘none’.   This is the EU strategy on animal transport – keep your mouth shut and just be the shiny happy people that we want you to be.


EU Policy



Hi all;

We did find time today to write to the Animal Transport Guides Project.  They made contract and said that they have now gotten their new video on animal transport ready.

In their words, the “video is a practical EU video for cattle, based on the guide to Good Practise for the transport of cattle and four dedicated Fact Sheets, which is now available. This video provides practical advise to professionals to ensure that the cattle they  transport, remain in good welfare”.


You can watch the video via the following link:


We are informed thatthis video has been produced in the framework of a dedicated European project funded by the DG SANTE of the European Commission. Coordinated by a large consortium of research institutes from 10 countries and stakeholders organisations, it includes input from EU agri-food, veterinary, road transport and animal welfare stakeholder groups”.   


So it all looks and sounds very good – the video ensures that all is good.


We asked a simple question – that being – why then if everything is so good, are we witnessing so many EU animals suffering in transport on the journey to Turkey ?

Under Regulation 1/2005, the EU regulation allegedly ‘protecting’ animals during transport; all livestock drives have to pass a competence test and be ‘certified’ to ensure the ‘welfare’ of animals they transport   in their vehicles.  Seems they have gone off track when it comes to care for EU animals being transported to Turkey, as the video shows.  So then the EU should be prosecuting those who do not comply – yes ? – not making new cartoons about drivers taking care !


Here is a video and a UK Press article which says otherwise:


So far we have not had a response to our request asking why so many animals are suffering in transport en route to Turkey.

We are also following this issue up independently, and have been in contact over the last few weeks with UK MEP’s who are closely linked to the EU Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.

We basically asked them to try and obtain answers to issues for us, including:

Given the 70% failures detailed in the above welfare groups inspections on the Turkish side of the border; and also as my formal representative within the EU; can you (MEP’s) please inform us of the following:


  • For the year 2017; how many livestock transporters were actually inspected at the (EU) Bulgarian border prior to going into Turkey ?

  • How many livestock transporters were found to be non compliant with EU Reg 1/2005 (animal protection during transport) at this stage of the journey ?

  • What happened to those who were non compliant ? – were they allowed to continue or was their journey stopped ?

  • If there were any non compliances with Reg 1/2005; which I fully expect;  what actions did / are the EU Commission taking on Bulgaria or other EU member states if exporters / hauliers are found to be non compliant with Regulation 1/2005 ?

As this directly involves liaison with the Bulgarian authorities, we have been told by the MEP’s that the responses to our points will not be quick in getting back to us.  We appreciate that and will use any data provided to further question the EU authorities in Brussels who seem to think that by putting out a new video, all should be ok.

As you can see from the above earlier video link; the situation for EU animals being transported to Turkey is dire to say the least.  A simple cartoon video by the ‘Animal Transport Guides’ (as per the new video link given earlier) does not really do anything to settle our serious concerns with EU animals being transported live via Bulgaria to Turkey.


Once we have a reply from the ‘Animal Transport Guides’ , MEP’s, and the Eurogroup for Animals answering our concerns; combined with hopefully a response to our questions asked to the EU Commission via our UK MEP’s, we will then review that data provided and consider what further action is required and how we continue with this campaign to get justice for animals.

At the moment we are now waiting for many people to get back to us.  When and if they do, we will consider our next move.



It’s not even a joke, it’s not even an insult…….

Update 20/2/18 – Here is a response we have had tonight from one contributor to the site:

Hello Mark,

I got the video.

It’s not even a joke, it’s not even an insult:

it’s a lesson for children, a list of regulations that are in the order of 2005 for Animal Transport Regulation.

Do they want to tell us that we do not know the paragraphs?

How it should be, is in regulation 1/2005, and that’s what they do in this video.
You could show the video in a school and say “Children: that’s how it has to be”. That`s all, no more!

But they have the impudence to show this video as if reality were like that, and expect that we believe that everything is actually going as it says in this.

A purposeful insolence

I would answer them:

Gentlemen, we don`t need comics, we need real videos. We have them. You don`t, you just show the scheme, we know that too!

And if they think us stupid, if they want to cash in on their own inability and responsibility to the animals with stupid animal transport instructions, then we have an additional problem here: that they want to sell us stupid.

But I think the answer to this video is very simple:

please do not fool us. We know how the regulation is.

The video does not prove compliance with this rule.
It’s not like that and we proved it.

Your video did not prove it!






The fight for the rights of animals is the fight for life.

The fight for the rights of animals is the fight for life.


Dear Mark,


This text is dedicated to all who fight every day for the rights of animals, for a better world for animals.

My personal thoughts and feelings may also touch other activists.

I hope so.

At the end of each month I make a statement: I look back and see a bunch of animals that I could not save.
The suffering of the animals destroys me, I admit it.
The exploitation, the injustice, the indifference of others, the stupidity.
Every day a fight that drag me to the limit of despair, hopelessness.
The only thing I master perfectly is the mourning.
This fight has left its tracks.
I got hard.

The crimes have made me hard.
I do not compromise, I do not forgive killers.
I have learned to count on my powers, not to trust anyone.
Only the practice teaches me hope.
Without hope there is no fight.
Without fight there is no hope.

“Who fights can lose. Who does not fight has already lost”!
I learned to lose but not to give up.
I’ve learned to set limits, priorities, where is a path, where does it end, where are my own limits.
I have learned that my fight is what sets me apart from the others.
I see this difference in the eyes of those who stare at me with gratitude, in their faces, I hear that in their cries.
I see that in the faces of those I managed to save.
In the moments of despair, I remember all the lives I have saved, the joy in their faces, how many animals I have given the right to live.

These are moments full of love, liberation, moments of justice.
The joy in the eyes of the animals that I have saved, that makes the difference.
That gives an answer to all questions.
For my own existence, which confirms it and gives it meaning.
I know why I live and that without me less hope, less joy would be for our fellow animals.

Bertold Brecht said: “He who has rights is respected. Who has no rights is despised “.
We do not despise anyone, we fight for everyone’s rights.Our fight has the aim of recognizing animal rights.
And this fight deserves every sacrifice, every pain, every effort.
It is the fight for life.
Because we love life.

My best regards to all