Serbia; New Actions For Serbian Animals. Voices For The Voiceless !

UPDATE 20/4/18

 

Further to our post and the letter to the OIE below, we would like to offer our thanks to animal supporters who have supported our issue by copying and sending additional copies of the letter to the OIE and others.  This has come as a surprise to us, but we very much welcome the additional support.

 

Thanks go to the following campaigners for supporting us:

 

Chantal Buslot – Belgium

SANG

Maria Schneider, – Germany

 Anneke Andries, – Netherlands

Hennie Oosterman;  David Weisman; Susan van Ockelen; Jeanet Verweij;  Miranda van Ittersum; – Netherlands.

Jean S.;  Armand Beaufort; Lisette G.; Aurelie B.; Cheryl Minottes; – France.

Yvonne Suters; Inge Schroeder; Wolfgang Beckingen; Mireille Dautz;  – Germany.

Tina Bartels; John Summers; Henry T.; Vickey Osborn;  Teddy Miller; – United Kingdom.

Amanda Fields; Jurgen Sorens; Rita Suffolk; Mary Dalton; Joseph Pritchard; Kimberley Fields;  – USA.

Simon Sears; Beverly Woods; Anita Brewer; Daniel Russell; Petra Stafford;  – Australia.

 Andrea Sreiber – Serbia

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Hi all; this is Mark;

First; there have not been many posts on the site recently, and I apologize for this.

The reason is that we have been very busy re Serbian animal campaigning – I will try to cover what we have been doing as quickly as I can; with additional attachments as necessary.

 

Overview – Both the Serbian government / authorities have a illegal approach to (stray) dog and cat management which is completely different to us.  We work within the law and try to promote it; they work against the law.  You can read more about Serbian animal law at https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/about-serbian-animals/ which is on our site.

 

So; time again for another gripe in speaking out for animals in Serbia.  The OIE – or ‘World Organisation for Animal Health’ (Health ??) has a website which can be viewed at http://www.oie.int/   The attitude of the OIE in the Balkans has been very much one of allowing stray dogs to be killed under the guise of ‘disease control’.  Naturally, this works perfectly for the Serbian government and regional authorities who wish to kill off as many strays as the can – and reap the financial rewards that are associated with doing this.

 

Our view, which is supported by Serbian law, is different.  We do not feel that healthy stray animals should be murdered just to comply with the term ‘disease control’.  As you can read in https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/about-serbian-animals/  since 2005 there have been national (Serbian) laws which should give the right of life and protection to stray animals.  Despite being ‘law’; the government and authorities have ignored our suggestions of a national sterilisation approach which would gradually reduce stray animal numbers; in favour of an attitude of killing as many strays as they can.  This works in several ways in their favour – they get a ‘head count’ financial reward for every animal which they kill (up to 500 Euros per animal); and by not sterilising as we suggest; they have a continual source of new strays on the streets to catch and kill for this financial ‘bounty’.  Some people may thus be getting very rich financially our of adopting this attitude; we have a tendency to call it ‘corruption’.

 

Ok; so now we need to give people the facts.  Slavica has worked brilliantly hard to draft out a letter re this issue.  We have then taken this draft and attempted to make it read better English.  Slavica’s letter defined all the legal Serbian legislation with regard to the supposed ‘protection’ of Serbian strays – ie what the Serbian law says on paper and which the courts should work to re legal issues.  We took the letter further by making suggestions of the ‘rule of law’ which is required to be shown by any member state wishing to join the EU.  Serbia is one such country; it is currently an EU ‘Candidate Country’ applying for EU membership.

The EU ‘rule of law’ issue is an important one; as it requires that any state seeking EU membership needs to show / prove that it is enforcing all of its own national laws.  If it cannot do this, then effectively EU membership should not be permitted.  As we have always shown since the foundation of SAV back around 2005; Serbia has been NON Compliant with Serbian law regarding the treatment of stray animals.  So, this new letter needed to make this clear.

A formal letter was produced which has now been presented to the Serbian government.  Copies have also been provided to the EU ‘Enlargement Commission’ who are responsible for new member states.  We suggested in our review of the draft that certain contacts at the EU dealing specifically with the ‘rule of law’ be informed of this current situation of non compliance.  This has been done.

 

You can see a full copy of Slavica’s letter here – along with an additional copy of the letter which has been presented by the ‘No Kill Coalition’ who are based in the capital of Serbia; Belgrade.

Original EPAR letter – ENGLISH:

OIE, StrongProtest,ENG. 19.04.2018..

Original EPAR Letter – SERBIAN

OIE,plusSaucesniciOstarPotest,SR.19.04.2018..

NO KILL COALITION Copy Letter – Belgrade, Serbia – ENGLISH:

OIE ,strong protest 19.04.2018.

So, here we now have it.  A formal letter of the current situation for Serbian animals and the non compliances with existing Serbian laws sent to all those who should be informed of the situation; and this includes the OIE.

In an additional way, via Slavica also, we have today (19/4) been provided with a copy of the formal EU Progress report for 2018 in relation to Serbia.

 

A copy to this is given here if you wish to review:

 

EU Progress Report (2018) on Serbia:

ec_progress_report_18

 

This official report from the EU on the situation in Serbia is not especially good, and in many ways backs up what we have been saying for many years especially with regard to corruption.

 

On pages 20 and 21 there is a lot which shows that corruption is still prevalent within Serbia, which comes as no surprise to us.  The EU had made several suggestions to attack this; and hopefully we would like to see actions regarding animal welfare get involved with this anti corruption policy.

 

Now that all the evidence has been provided to both the Serbian government, and more importantly, the ‘rule of law’ enforcement personnel in the EU; we can only hope that the evidence and non compliance with national legislation will work in favour of the animals in the future.

 

Who knows, we may even see the day come that we have campaigned for over so many years – the day when national stray sterilisation, vaccination and microchipping takes priority over the corrupt and money making attitude of many officials who simply want to undertake a stray dog kill approach as we are currently experiencing.

 

Stray sterilisation is the way to control and eventually eliminate stray animals on the streets.  A policy which is better in the long term for all – strays and humans.

 

Whatever; our fight to be a voice for the voiceless will continue what ever happens in the towers of importance.

 

For the animals – Mark.

 

 

 

 

Switzerland: Torture at cattle shows in “Swissexpo” in Bulle : the cows still suffer.

Translation Service:

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2018/03/31/a-new-translation-service-allows-sav-to-be-read-in-100-languages-easy-to-use/ 

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Torture at cattle shows in “Swissexpo” in Bulle : the cows still suffer.

The essentials in brief

The plump udder is at the center of dairy cow exhibitions. Owners extend the milking times and so that no milk drips, they glue the teats. A cow that has not been milked for too long suffers. A recent study shows that 23 percent of the cows that were examined at exhibitions showed udder edema.
To reduce animal suffering, new rules have been in place since January.
The nervousness of the breeders is great. As animal rights activists wanted to check compliance with the rules, it came to the Expo in Bulle to the melee.

A cow exhibition is a folk festival. Everybody wants to bring the most beautiful cow into the ring, polishes it, creams it, brings it to shine with sprays. For the breeders, a show cow is a happy animal: “Most cows here enjoy good care and have a good life,” says Holstein cow breeder Patrick Rüttimann. “Show cows are getting older, have a higher life expectancy and are healthier than the Swiss average.”

A cow with over-abundant udders suffers

But this year there is a sense of nervousness at the Expo Bulle exhibition: “If there are new rules, there will be some unrest,” says Pascal Monteleone, managing director of the Association of Holstein Breeders. “But I’m not worried, that’ll be fine.”

The reason for the nervousness are new rules that have been introduced to protect the cows. The focus is on the bulging udders of the dairy cows. It has been scientifically proven and internationally recognized:

a cow with an over-abundant udder is impaired in its health – it hardly eats anymore and can only laboriously go. If she is not milked, the pressure in the udder increases, and water accumulations, so-called edemas, can form in the udder.

23 percent of the examined cows with edema

 

As part of a study, Adrian Steiner, together with a team from the Vetsuisse Faculty of the University of Bern, examined exhibiting cows for edema.

The result: Whole 23 percent of the cows had a buildup of water in the udder.

This result now has consequences for the cow premieres: Since January, the two cows first placed at each competition must be led to the ultrasound immediately after the demonstration. Veterinarians examine their udders for edema. This method has been internationally recognized for a few days.

“This system of control and sanction is far too lenient” says Julika Fitzi Veterinarian at Swiss Animal Protection

Depending on the severity of the edema found (1 is the lightest, 3 the heaviest), this has consequences for the owner. 1st degree means the cow has to be relieved by four liters of milk. At grade 2 and grade 3 the cow has to be milked completely, she is disqualified from the competition. In addition, it may result in a criminal complaint for the owner.

“The cows are still tormented”

This control and sanction system is far too lenient, criticized Julika Fitzi, veterinarian at Swiss Animal Protection, STS and longtime observer of Milchkuhausstellungen: “The cows are still tormented to the point where they may accidentally because they are one of the two bestklassierten discovered Nothing will change the torment as such. For it is not tragic for a keeper to deduce four liters from a cow after the competition.

This control and sanctioning system is far too lenient, criticized Julika Fitzi, veterinarian at Swiss Animal Welfare, STS and longtime observer of dairy cow exhibitions:

“The cows are still tormented to the point where they happen to be random, because they are one of the two best-ranked, discovered. “The torture as such does not change anything. For it is not tragic for a keeper to deduce four liters from a cow after the competition.

“It is primarily about making it easier for the cow and not about punishing the breeder,” says Kaspar Jörger from the Federal Veterinary Office

The veterinarian does not understand why the owners only have to expect consequences from severity level 2. Kaspar Jörger of the Federal Veterinary Office defends the lack of consequences for severity 1: “At grade 1, the risk is too great that you can not get through in court, we did not want that.” The competent cantonal veterinary service could dispose of additional measures at its discretion. In addition, it is primarily about making the cow easier and not about punishing the breeder.

The new ultrasound method was used this year at the three major dairy cattle exhibitions: at the Animal and technology” in St. Gallen (the findings: 2x grade 1, 1x grade 2), at the “Swissexpo” in Lausanne and at the “Expo Bull” (7x grade 1, 3x higher). The organizers of “Swissexpo” in Bulle did not announce any figures to “Kassensturz” (Newspaper).

Teat with super glue «sealed»

Not to milk the cow for a long time is one method of breeders to fill the cow udder as bulging as possible, the second method is to glue the teats of the udder, so that no milk can flow from the bulging udders and give relief to the cows. The breeders call this “sealing”.

Glueing the teats with 8% collodion, an adhesive that is also used in medicine, is still allowed. Clearly, however, superglue is prohibited. Veterinarian Julika Fitzi says: “Nobody can check on the spot what is actually inside the Collodium containers. We also watched people use super glue. »

Fisticuffs in the exhibition stable

Fitzi and her team were particularly touched by the nervousness of the breeders: “When we were at the” Expo Bull “in the stable, people wanted to drive me away. There was a scuffle and came to blows. Thankfully, there were people around me who protected me and escorted me out. “

The organizers write that the animal rights activists were not accredited and did not report at the entrance. This violates their security principle. The responsible people would have done everything to calm the mood and to accompany the people to the exit.

Translation: Venus with Best regards to all

(Video

and accompanying text)

 

https://www.srf.ch/news/schweiz/wirkungslose-sanktionen-grosses-euter-grosses-leid

 

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Australia: The Real Horrors Of Live Exports Now Exposed – And A Crap Aussie Government.

Translation Service:

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Video link – https://secure.animalsaustralia.org/take_action/live-export-shipboard-cruelty/?ua_s=facebook

Dead animals thrown overboard


One would think that animals arrive alive in a live export. Video footage released by the Australian news magazine 60 Minutes shows for the first time the complete range of maladministration in Australian living exports. The conditions on board are so severe that many animals starve to death, die of thirst, are trampled or succumb to the enormous heat on board. Their dead bodies are simply thrown into the sea. A brave crew member could no longer watch the conditions and documented on five different trips the horror that he had to watch every day.

 

Overcrowded ships and panting animals


Approximately 60,000 animals are loaded onto a ship for a trip from Australia to the Middle East. Due to the narrowness, many sheep do not have regular access to food and drink. Only the strongest make it to the troughs. All of them stand and lie for days in their own fecal matter and suffer from the enormous heat and high humidity on the ship. The pictures, which were taken in August 2017, show heavily panting animals with their tongues hanging out. In the midst of them decaying conspecifics who could no longer withstand the unbearable temperatures.

 

No protection for pregnant animals


Although pregnant animals are not allowed to be exported under Australian law, the eyewitness reports that some sheep had to give birth in these circumstances. The little ones often had no chance of survival, as they were lost in the crush their mothers or were trampled by the surrounding animals. The whistleblower also reports that crewmembers have been repeatedly called upon to slit the lambs’ throats. Over 2,400 animals were dead at the end of the journey.

 

Illegal trade

The conditions on board contradict the Australian animal welfare laws on several levels and are actually illegal.

When Minister David Littleproud was confronted with the footage, he merely stammered that Australia had the highest animal welfare standards in the world for live exports. But for the first time pictures prove the law violations, which increases the pressure on the Australian Ministry of Agriculture.

The Minister of Agriculture promised to hold those responsible to account and prompted preliminary investigations. In addition, the shipment of other animals, by the export company “Emanuel Exports” on which the recordings were created, prevented for the time being. A first and important step towards countering a complete ban on cruel livestock exports.

 

Video (english) and petition are there, please sign.

 

(Translation: Venus)

 

https://www.veganblog.de/schlagzeilen/australien-lebendexport/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1V96Y533Ds (english)

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For 60 years, cruelty to animals on live export ships has been kept secret.

There’s no ‘nice’ way to send animals halfway around the world to be killed for meat.

A live sheep isn’t ‘cargo’. He breathes. He thinks. He can suffer.  This simple fact may be lost on wealthy live export companies. But it wasn’t lost on one concerned crew member who was horrified by the suffering he witnessed on live export voyages…

This footage exposes an industry acting unlawfully. It reveals what millions of gentle animals have endured for decades, in secret.

And with it — a chance to end the cruelty.

More than 100,000 litres of urine and faeces accumulates on a typical live export ship every day sheep are on board. The ship won’t be ‘washed out’ until after they’ve disembarked.

As the northern summer kicks in, on-board conditions can turn catastrophic.

When temperatures soar — and predictably they do —  weeks of untreated waste buildup ‘melts’ into a thick, deadly soup. Any animal needing to lie down to rest risks being buried in excrement.

Corrosive ammonia chokes the air and burns the eyes and throats of those on board. Distressed animals rapidly overheat. Their hearts race as they gasp for oxygen. Trapped in what is essentially a ‘giant oven’, extremely heat stressed animals collapse before  literally being cooked alive. Other heat stressed sheep may die slowly over the following days. Those who survive a ‘heat event’ will continue to suffer in this putrid bog, now littered with the decaying bodies of their dead companions.

Imagine being born on a live export ship. The noisy vibrations the only sound you’ll ever hear. The inescapable stench of faeces the only air you’ll ever breathe…

These babies aren’t supposed to be born at all. Live export companies are legally required to ensure all ewes are pregnancy tested by ultrasound and certified not pregnant. And yet, heavily pregnant ewes are being shipped for slaughter like every other animal. Only — they’ll endure the trauma of live export while going into labour and giving birth.

Very few lambs born on a live export ship will ever see the outside world. Many will be  trampled, lose their mothers, or be killed by distressed crew members who are routinely ordered to slit their throats.

All this suffering is in aide of one thing: making wealthy live export companies even wealthier. And as it turns out, ‘business as usual’ on one of these ships to the Middle East isn’t just cruel, in many ways it’s illegal.

 

 

 

 

India: More Great Rescues From ‘Animal Aid Unlimited’ – Great Endings !

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Rescue of dog tangled in soccer net.

Tangled up from head to toe, this precious little boy was absolutely baking in the sun, caught in a sports net. The kids who called us for his rescue were too afraid of dogs to cut the rope themselves. But their fears were so unfounded-this little cutypie couldn’t be more affectionate and loving. It turned out he also had the beginnings of mange, so we scooped him up and took him back for a medicated bath and some extra hugs.

Please donate, so that a predicament doesn’t become a tragedy

Terror turned into trust: injured puppy rescued

Felix knew one thing. If you scream as loud as you can, it might save your life. And it worked! People heard this devastated little sweetheart and called us to the rescue without even knowing what was wrong with the weeping puppy.

It turned out he had really deep wounds on his hind leg–maybe caused by a car accident. We scooped him up and got him pain medicine as soon as possible, then sedated him in order to clean and stitch his wounds. This little angel was terrified by people when he arrived. But here, his pain subsided, gentle hands touched him and he found love. It only took 2 weeks for the stitches to be removed-the hair where he’d been shaved hadn’t even grown back yet. And something else happened to him from his hospitalization. Felix grew happy.

Please donate so that cries for help, get help.

Rope almost severed donkey’s foot

The rope almost killed him…

Laying in terrible pain, this sweet donkey’s leg was covered in blood. He was struck down by the cruelty of an ignorant, negligent owner who tied two of his legs together to keep him from running away. In his struggle to free himself, the rope cut through his flesh and muscle. His complete recovery is a marvel, and because of his lion-hearted courage, we named this sweetheart Leon.

You can be a guardian angel for an abused animal. Please donate.

Animals help us know the difference between what is authentic, and what is fake, or phoney, or artifice. When an animal looks at us he or she tells us the whole truth, and nothing but the truth of their feeling. And their truths are sweet and simple. The desire for a soft word, a kind touch, a tasty morsel. The desire to be free to wander and choose for themselves what might or might not happen, during the next 20 minutes. If you’ve ever reached to touch the face of a dog or a donkey or horse who jerks back her head in retreat, she’s not shunning you. She’s simply revealing the fact–the plain fact–that someone before you touched her in a way that hurt her, frightened her. And as we all know–when an animal lets us approach, get close, touch kindly, whisper softly, there’s a truth in that allowance; he or she is saying something like this: I accept you as you are. For me, you are perfect as you are. Whenever you help an animal your kindness–for him or her–is all there is.

With our deepest thanks for all you do and are for animals, 

 

 

 

 

Argentina: Terrible Cart Horse Suffering – Animals Killed Within Months Of Being Stolen.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HbbNo_orfc

 

 

When most people think of Argentina, they think

of romantic tangos and perhaps of the musical Evita.

But they will be shocked to know that Argentina is

also a place where appalling, almost unbelievable

abuse of carthorses takes place.

The horses, many of which are stolen, are literally

worked to death, pull overloaded carts until they

collapse.

While they lie dying drivers cut off chunks of flesh

to sell.

Once stolen, the horses live for just a few months

because they are so poorly fed and get no

veterinary care. They are routinely flogged

with iron-embedded whips to goad them into

pulling carts overloaded with heavy cargo.

 

We can tell that many Argentinians are right-handed

because so many carthorses are blinded in their

right eye by drivers wielding vicious whips.

 

When the horses die their bodies are callously

dumped, often in rivers that run through shantytowns.

There are some 100,000 carthorses in Argentina.

Their lives are short, brutal and filled with neglect

and abuse so extreme that it has to be seen to be believed.

In Argentina, Network for Animals is working

with volunteers to end this disgraceful situation.

Ill-treatment of carthorses is illegal, but police

and government mostly turn a blind eye to what

goes on.

In Quilmes, a very poor area of Buenos Aires,

there are an estimated 5,000 carthorses who

endure lives of hell. It is cheaper to steal another

horse than to care for one.

Local people are fighting to have the Argentinian

government ban horse-drawn carts and Network

for Animals is with them every step of the way.

It will take a long time to get a ban, so in the

meantime we work together to enforce the law

that forbids ill-treatment of horses and we rescue

every horse we can.

It’s dangerous work. Romina Port, a brave,

passionate and dedicated volunteer told us:

“I have had guns held to my head and my life

threatened. Once when I was trying to rescue

an injured, suffering carthorse, I told the owner

I was going to give the horse a better life.

He took out a knife and slit the defenceless

horse’s throat, saying: “this horse doesn’t

deserve a better life”.

On a recent rescue mission, we found Tessa.

She was trying desperately to pull an overloaded

cart, she had no horse shoes and was being whipped.

Mark, if you could have seen her, head drooping

exhausted, emaciated, frightened and starving.

We rescued Tessa, now she is in a horse sanctuary

where she will live happily for the rest of her life.

This is how we will win the battle, one horse at

a time. I have pledged to fight for the carthorses of Argentina.

Please, please help me. Give generously to Network for Animals to help us end this horror.

 

 

 

 

 

Germany: The Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) Calls for Clarification on Animal Exports!

 

 

Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) calls for clarification on animal exports!

 

https://www.swr.de/swraktuell/bw/tiertransporte-spd-antrag-regierung-bw/-/id=1622/did=21421028/nid=1622/t629hg/index.html

Translation of the article

The images that appeared in the SWR report (SWR television) in early March showed cattle crammed into trucks in the heat of the day, without water and food.
Transports like these should start from Baden-Württemberg (south Germany) and go to countries outside the EU, according to the report.

However, slaughter animals are no longer exporting from this land to third world countries – but breeding animals. Apparently, this happens under unworthy conditions, with numerous violations of animal welfare regulations.

Application should answer questions

“Haarsträubend”(horrific) finds that the SPD (Social Democratic Party of Germany). As the SPD announced on Wednesday, the party wants to find out with a request in the state parliament, how much the responsible Ministry of Agriculture knows about this practice. “It is obvious that violates animal welfare concerns and therefore you cannot wrap in silence,” said the SPD member of Parliament Reinhold Gall to the SWR.

Minister of Agriculture Peter Hauk (CDU = Christian Democratic Union) had been unwilling to publicize so far. “That is why we felt obliged to clarify this in parliamentary terms by means of a comprehensive list of questions.”

 

Hauk rejects allegations

 

On Wednesday evening, Agriculture Minister Hauk commented on the allegations for the first time. “I heard the accusation for the first time today,” he said in the SWR. “I cannot imagine that cattle from Baden-Württemberg were exported to third countries for slaughter purposes.”

The land animal protection officer Julia Stubenbord knows the problem of transports. She emphasized to SWR: “We have said quite clearly that Baden-Württemberg does not carry animals for slaughter, but it does export breeding animals, which in the end must also be transported to these countries.” In addition, the animals would then be slaughtered locally under the usual methods there.

Conference in February – only “show event”?
As late as February, the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Transport had decided at a round table to voluntarily refrain from marketing live animals from Baden-Württemberg for slaughter in third countries.

The SPD refers to this as a show event – it would fool something wrong, which obviously does not work in the reality of life.

 

(Following is translation of some important points in the video)

Start: it’s hot (40 degrees Celsius), it’s tight for days or even weeks during transport.
In the journey to third countries (Turkey, North Africa) many animals die on the way from exhaustion or thirst.

Extreme pictures, an unimaginable torment for the cattle.
(Second 19 in the video):

Of this problem, also knows the Land Animal Welfare Commissioner (Julia Stubenbord): “It is repeatedly and often massive maladministration and agony in the transports, even in EU countries, and regardless of whether we talk from breeding animals or Slaughter animals”.

 

(Second 43 in the video): In third world countries, the animals suffer unimaginable torments before being slaughtered. So their eyes are pricked out (48 seconds in the video), or the tendons are severed, and they are slaughtered without anesthetic.
INCLUDING ANIMALS FROM BADEN-WÜRTTEMBER (SOUTHERN GERMANY)

(1: 00 minute in the video) It is officially stated to transport only breeding animals and no slaughter animals.

Commissioner: “I am glad that the issue is being addressed, and we have said quite clearly that no slaughterhouse animal should be transported.
About that has been signed an agreement signed by the Ministry.
Of course, and last but not least, they also expect the same cruel fate as the slaughter animals, if they are transported along such a painfully long way and are slaughtered there under the usual cruel methods. “

(1:29 minutes in video) In February, the Ministry of Agriculture had decided with participants of animal transports at a conference, VOLUNTARIES to dispense the marketing of slaughter animals. We can see in the video

(1:33 minutes) the agreement signed in green color, signed by the Ministry.

We can see in the video (1:33 minutes) the agreement signed in green color, signed by the Ministry.

(2:00 minutes in the video): SPD Member of Parliament Reinhold Gall calls this a farce: “What has decided under the table has long been practice! One has decided something for the welfare of the animals, one has thus officially gone public, one gives this as a merit and does not work. What has decided under the table has long been practice! It’s just a farce” !!

(2:12 minutes in the video):
Peter Hauk (Minister of Agriculture in Baden Württemberg) commented on the following because of the pictures: “The pictures are frightening, but I cannot imagine that they come from Baden Württemberg and guarantee don`t from slaughter animals.”!!!
The SPD refers to this as a show event – it would fool something wrong, which obviously does not work in the reality of life.

It demands clarification.

 

A comment from me on this subject: if a minister says he cannot imagine that the pictures and the (illegal) transports of animals for slaughter (also) come from Baden-Württemberg, although he has pictures and documents in front of his eyes, then I think that this minister considers me either stupid or apolitical.
And the phrase alone “I cannot imagine” is not a serious expression, is dubious even infantile formulation suitable only for “Useful idiots”.

And these are all those who support a corrupt system with their meat consumption, that lies and exploits not only animals but also its citizens.
And such a system prevails also in Germany.

Best regards to all

Venus

 

30/3/18 – Easter Message – For the Animals, Every Day is a ‘Good’ Friday.

 

 

Subject: For the animals every day is a ‘Good Friday’

 

“Easter triumph of Love, Pessach holy …”
Easter is coming in a few days, like every year.
And it is always accompanied by some thousands of tons of blood and flesh of massacred animals creatures, so that we do not forget a bloodthirsty tradition which although is not ours, anyway and because of our insatiable oral lust, even unites us with all religions, when it comes to the tasteful treats of animal corpses.
“Easter! day of joy and love, corpse eaters of all countries, unite! “

May be, in no other holiday season do we find such shocking and inhuman expressions as in the “celebration of Love”: “milk lamb, with neat tender meat like butter, from  free country attitude, 3 euros a kilo”!
And while they are almost all busy finding the best corpse at the best price to sign an outdated religious tradition with the blood dripping from the mouth of the contract obedience, some others are standing at the opposite, and thinking with disgust: “I could puke”.
Not just some sensitive philosophies, some reactionary.
The advanced are these, the innovators, some ethically developed people, the deniers of violence, pain, animal crime, – those who do not participate in the circus of Easter bloodshed this day.

 

Easter Lamb – Take Your Choice !

 

To them I address today my message!

Do not waste indignation and anger on the empath less people, the unworthy, the barbarian.

Do not give up your principles, because you are afraid to be excluded from the festive table.

It is not your duty to give a “logical” answer as to why you are not eating the same as the corpse eaters at Easter.

We are not the ones who have to explain why we are not murdering, why we do not torture, why we do not deprive the lives of some creatures with the fascist logic of the stronger.

These other are the killers, they must be accountable.
Against the thousands of babies who, with their consent, are slaughtered raw and unconscious in the name of love, and  in the name of a god.
And if some of them would call the slaughter of the lamb at Easter as a symbol of honor to Christ, who was crucified for us, I would answer them that Christ chose it alone, but nobody asked the lamb.

We, therefore, who stand on the opposite side, the observers of this shameful and unjust slaughterhouse of this day, are not alone, we are many.
A billion vegetarians and vegans live on the planet, a billion people who refuse to fill their stomachs with animal corpses.

And every day we grow stronger.

“Do not kill” says the fifth commandment and up to date it concerns only murder of human beings.
We have extended this commandment and also kept it for non-human animals.
That’s why we will give lives in this Easter, in this year again, we will not waste lives because of  some ‘tradition’.
Consequent with the rules of an anti-racist ethics that recognizes and respects the right to life, freedom, joy for every living being.

I wish all readers and friends from SAV a bloodless Easter;

Venus

 

 

Above – Easter Bunny

Below – Easter Slaughter.

Children Enjoy The Results Of Their Easter Bunny Hunt