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




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….



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.




We really are their last hope on Friday.

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




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.




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.





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




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



USA/UK/EU: Is US Farming As Good As It Thinks ? – Read On And Ask Yourself !




The EU has something like 18 pieces of legislation on farm animals alone.

The US has one piece of legislation at a federal level


Judging by appearances alone, it’s pretty difficult to tell the difference between a cheeseburger from the US and one from the UK. Same beef patty and oozy cheese, similarly obligatory lettuce leaf and bun.

But looks can be deceiving. The way in which that meat, cheese, salad, and bread is manufactured differs hugely between the two countries.

Under current EU law, many American farming practices—including the use of specific antibiotics and growth hormones, certain pesticides, and washing chicken in chlorinated water (yep, it’s a thing in the US)—are banned on health and environmental grounds.

It’s also illegal to import food made via these methods to EU countries. While the US has in the past attempted to lift the ban, Europe has resisted.

READ MORE: The Amount of Drugs in Our Meat Is Terrifying

But that could all be set to change—at least in Britain. There are worries that the UK Government may be about to open the door to hormone-pumped beef, pesticide-treated wheat, eggs from poor welfare hens, and swimming pool chicken.

Here’s the lowdown. As Britain prepares to leave the European Union following last June’s referendum result, a trade deal with the US is high on Theresa May’s to-do list, underlined by her meeting with Donald Trump last month. As the PM and President shook (held) hands at The White House, the future of Britain’s food safety standards were called into question.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme, Bob Young, chief economist at the American Farm Bureau Federation, stated that any free trade deal between the two countries would have to involve the UK lifting its current ban on US food products. While the terms of a transatlantic trade deal are yet to be struck, it seems unlikely that Trump will miss an opportunity to

put America first”—pesticides, antibiotics, chlorine, and all.




The standard of food safety practices in the US, to which the British public could be exposed should current bans be lifted, has already been heavily criticised. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates the use of food additives, warned last year that dairy cows were too drugged up, while the World Health Organisation stated that the overuse of antibiotics in meat was causing antimicrobial resistance in humans. Pesticides, especially the ones used in GM crops by US seed giant Monsanto, are condemned by agricultural campaign groups for harming the environment and damaging native crop breeds.

And then there are the so-called “ag-gag” laws in the US that make it near impossible to expose certain animal welfare violations.

Speaking to MUNCHIES, David Bowles, head of campaigns and public affairs at the RSPCA, stressed just how different US food safety laws are compared to the EU. He said: “The EU has something like 18 pieces of legislation on farm animals alone. Whereas the US has one piece of legislation at a federal level and most of the responsibility is left to individual states.”

Things also look set to worsen under Trump’s Presidency.

Last September, MUNCHIES reported on a memo from Trump’s Presidential campaign that appeared to set out plans to dissolve the FDA and remove food hygiene standards for farmers. Should a UK and US trade deal go through, this could have a huge impact on what makes its way to British supermarkets.

May and the Government’s Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (Defra) have been quick to assure the public that UK food safety won’t slip.

A Government spokesperson told MUNCHIES: “Any new products wishing to enter the UK market must comply with our rigorous legislation and standards—we will not compromise on animal welfare and food safety.”

Addressing MPs on the issue at Prime Minister’s Questions yesterday, May said: “We are committed to maintaining, where possible improving, standards of welfare in the UK, while ensuring of course that our industry is not put at a competitive disadvantage.”

MUNCHIES reached out to the Food Standards Agency for comment, but they were unable to provide us with a response.

Despite May’s reassurances, many are worried that the British Government won’t maintain a strong stance against dodgy American farming methods. This could negatively affect the food British farmers produce.

Speaking to MUNCHIES, Peter Stevenson, the chief policy advisor at welfare charity Compassion in World Farming, said: “Farm animal welfare standards in the US are generally lower than in the UK, so we could find ourselves being compelled under an agreement with the US to let meat and dairy products come in that have been produced to a low welfare standard. Industrially produced livestock has also, in part, fuelled intensive crop production, which depends on the use of pesticides and monocultures.”

He continued: “That makes things very difficult for British farmers. If lower welfare, and cheaper to produce, products come in from the US, that will undermine our farmers.”

Indeed, the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has already suggested that should a ban on US food imports be lifted, food safety standards would need to change for British farmers too. This would be the only way to ensure an even playing field between producers.

The NFU’s director of policy Andrew Clark told MUNCHIES: “Other countries, like the USA, apply different standards to their farming systems which provide a cost advantage in the market place.”

Clark continued: “Following Brexit, it’s vital that British farmers can increase their efficiency and resilience and compete with farmers from across the world. A regulatory environment that embraces this will reap the rewards of a productive and progressive farming industry.”

A trade deal that allows for the free-flow of food products between the UK and US comes with the risk of British farmers being undercut on price. But Bowles from the RSPCA thinks that this should prompt the US to raise its farming standards, rather than forcing UK farmers to cut corners on welfare to achieve lower costs.

Bowles said: “I agree with the NFU is that there should be a level playing field. Where I disagree with them is that they want to bring our standards down to the US standards. I want to bring the US standards up to the EU standards. There are many ways to ensure that we have a level playing field that do not mean that we lower or reduce our own standards.”

READ MORE: We Asked Food Policy Experts What They Thought of Trump’s Plan to Dissolve the FDA

But Stevenson from Compassion in World Farming remains skeptical: “When you have a trade agreement with another country, in theory everything can be discussed and negotiated so the UK could ask for a clause that allows us to decline to import meat, dairy, and eggs that have been produced to lower standards.”

Whether our Government is going to feel that this is important enough to them is highly questionable. The danger with any trade agreement is that we will accept imports with different standards to our own.”

Here’s hoping British diners aren’t forced to order antibiotic-fuelled, low-welfare fried chicken with a side of pesticide fries anytime soon.

Topics: antibiotics, Big-Ag, Brexit, chlorine wash, Donald Trump, EU law, Farming, Food Safety, GM crops, growth hormones, pesticides, Theresa May, trade deal, US


Making America …………. ‘Great Again’ ???





Life in Trump’s America Just Got Worse for Your Pet |

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People Are Protesting USDA Records Blackout With Photos Of Puppy Mill Survivors.



Animal lovers are flooding social media with photos of their pets to express their opposition to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s decision last week removing animal welfare inspection records from public view on its website.


The now-hidden database ― which includes information about animal welfare violations at zoos, research laboratories and commercial breeders ― was a valuable resource for journalists and animal advocacy groups. The USDA cited concerns about privacy as the reason for its decision, and some people have speculated that the department felt pressured by ongoing litigation with those who raise show horses.

After days of public outcry, USDA spokeswoman Tanya Espinosa said Wednesday that the decision is “not final,” noting that “adjustments may be made regarding information appropriate for releasing and posting.”

In the meantime, the Twitter account AltUSDA — which describes itself as “resisting the censorship of facts and science” — is encouraging its followers to post pet photos to protest the decision. It suggested the hashtag #NoUSDAblackout, among others.

The huge response has featured all sorts of animals from all kinds of backgrounds, including dogs, cats, horses, rabbits and at least one ferret.

Some of the most powerful photos show animals rescued from the very kinds of places that now have their records shielded from public view — research labs and large-scale breeding operations, known as puppy mills, where many animals are kept in terrible conditions.

The photos pile on to the opposition that the USDA has faced since taking its records down. The Humane Society of the United States said Monday that it would take legal action if the records were not reinstated within 30 days, and lawmakers like Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) have criticized the move.

The USDA website notes that the records are still available via Freedom of Information Act requests, although those can take months or even years to process. Additionally, thousands of older records are still viewable via the Wayback Machine Internet Archive and on the blog The Memory Hole.






Urge Zulily to stop selling clothing made from Angora – Watch the video and then sign the petition.


We just learned that Zulily sells clothing and accessories made of angora wool.

Rabbits on angora farms scream in pain and terror as their fur is ripped out.

Others are sheared while their feet are tightly tethered, and they’re inevitably wounded by the sharp cutting tools as they struggle to escape.

They endure these barbaric procedures every three months.

Please help save them from this abuse by joining us in urging Zulily to stop selling clothing, accessories, and other products made from angora wool.


What A Wonderful World ??
































Torneo del toro de Vega, en Tordesillas Valladolid.Toro:PLatanito. 14 septiembre 2010. Foto: PACMA HANDOUT/RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE / NO SALES/ NO ARCHIVES






Heartbreaking photos reveal suffering of Mosul zoo animals including a lion and a bear left to starve to death by ISIS


Photos – Reuters.



Heartbreaking photos reveal suffering of Mosul zoo animals including a lion and a bear left to starve to death by ISIS


These shocking photos reveal the suffering of Mosul zoo animals after they were left to starve to death by cruel ISIS thugs.

An emaciated lioness was found cowering in a squalid cage and lying on exposed cables at Al-Murur public park after the area was liberated from the terror group.

Another heartbreaking image shows a bear looking mournfully through the rusting bars of its enclosure.




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SaveKoreanDogs need your partnership to save the Korean dogs.



SaveKoreanDogs need your partnership to save the Korean dogs.

SaveKoreanDogs need your generosity to continue their important work of closing down dog farms and caring for the dogs rescued from South Korea’s dog meat industry. Donations have been very low and they are having difficulty paying for the running costs of their 3 shelters – home to 400 dogs rescued from the dog farms they managed to close down. They have just had a successful press conference which was the culmination of a campaign they have been working on over the past few months, which urged the Korean Government to pass the proposed amendment by the National Assemblyman Changwon Pyo for stronger Animal Protection Law. They are planning to launch another press campaign, in around October this year, to put pressure on the new Government, following the election of South Korea’s new President.



SaveKoreanDogs has many plans for 2017, which include:

An education program for senior citizens, to teach them about companion animals;

Hiring of additional staff to manage the shelters and provide better care for the dogs in their sanctuaries;

Hiring undercover agents to crack down dog farms and slaughterhouses;

Working on the Government level to bring about legislation that protects companion animals and to end the dog meat trade.

All of these plans cannot be realized and the good works accomplished without your generous support. So please donate whatever you can afford today – however small. Every penny makes a difference and saves the lives of these animals. Thank you for caring!

 SaveKoreanDogs is a registered nonprofit charity in South Korea.



Speak out against the Notorious Gimpo’s “Dog Valley”!

“We found dog valley in Gimpo yesterday. Has an awful feeling being in the saddle of a mountain with about 10 dog farms all in the same small area, most with tall steel fences so you cannot see in, and everyone watching you as you drive in and out.  Very odd feeling.” – A source in Korea.

Gimpo, Korea is one of the worst violators of animal protection laws in South Korea with countless dog farms terrorizing and brutalizing the helpless dogs while their government has turned a blind eye. We currently have two Sister City Campaigns targeting Gimpo. Please click below to take action on these campaigns TODAY! Updated Sister City Campaign – Gimpo, South Korea Sister City Campaign – Gimpo, South Korea – Liberty County, Georgia

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