South Kores: Meat Trade Dogs – March News and Actions.


Sister City Campaign – Daegu & Milwaukee

Daegu became Sister city with Milwaukee on August 23, 2017. In Daegu, there are countless dog farms, slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants where the dogs, who are tortured their entire lives, end up being slaughtered in the most inhumane ways, such as by electrocution, hanging or beating; and then thrown into boiling water – sometimes while they are still alive.

In many places, dogs are being killed in full view of other terrified, caged dogs; and this takes place in public and in broad daylight. In addition, many abandoned and stolen former pets end up in this industry, and are subjected to the same cruelty.

Please take action to urge Milwaukee Mayor and Common Council members to help end their new Sister City’s illegal and horrendous cruelty.

Click HERE to learn more and take action.

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Busan Buk-gu District – Shut down the Gupo Dog Meat Marketin the “School Cleanup Zone”!


​The Busan Gupo Dog Meat Market is within the boundaries of the “School

Environment, Hygiene, Cleanup Zone” specified in the School Health Act as

evidenced in this Busan News article:

Dispute over the Gupo Livestock Market’s violation of the School Health Act.

However, the Busan Buk-gu District office refuses to shut it down, claiming

that the School Health Act does not apply to the Gupo Dog Meat Market.

​The officials in the Busan Buk-gu District put the interests of dog butchers/shops

before the education of their young children. Imagine allowing your children

to grow up hearing the screams of the meat dogs and seeing them writhe in agony,

being brutally slaughtered right in front of their young eyes. It will either

traumatize these children for life or make them immune to the suffering of

animals, turning them into the next generation of animal abusers.

This is despicable and it must be stopped.

Click HERE to learn more and take action.

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Pet shop of horrors – 79 dogs found dead,
​many more left to starve by a heartless pet shop owner

A heartless pet shop owner in Cheonan Dongnam-gu district is reported to have neglected a total of 160 dogs, causing the death of 79 of them because he did not want to spend any more money on them.

Many corpses were found in a significant state of decomposition, with their skulls and ribs fully exposed. The remaining 80 surviving dogs, were clearly starving and many found diseased. Astoundingly the pet shop is also reported to have been offering an adoption service to clients, promising to find new homes for these unfortunate animals!

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Canada: Extreme Suffering Of Mink On Fur Farms Exposed.

Canada – Suffering on mink farms exposed


A new exposé reveals the abusive treatment on five mink fur farms in Canada, where an eyewitness documented filthy conditions, including piles of feces and pools of waste teeming with maggots just beneath the animals’ wire cages, which were covered with cobwebs. The intensive confinement caused some animals to exhibit symptoms of “zoochosis,” or captivity-induced insanity, including pacing, circling, and gnawing on cage bars. Live minks had to live with a dead cagemate in their midst.

Watch the video:


Help minks and other animals who suffer intensely in the fur trade by urging Dolce & Gabbana—which sells fur from minks, foxes, rabbits, beavers, and other animals—to drop it immediately. Together, we can make a difference.




Thank you for your compassion for animals.


Danielle Katz
Associate Director of Campaigns




Spain – Woman films herself killing cat in washing machine and uploads clip online


A woman who filmed herself killing a cat in her washing machine and uploaded the footage to social media in a horrific act of cruelty could face jail.

The video, taken by an unnamed Spanish woman from Jaen, in Andalusia, was shared on Instagram

Read the full story at:   –  Daily Mirror UK Press.



Former All Black stunned by animal abuse at annual event


Former All Blacks prop Steve McDowall has said he was unaware of any animal abuse before competing in the annual King’s Cup elephant polo tournament in Thailand.

PETA Asia shared video of the elephants being subjected to beatings with bullhooks on social media.

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SIGN: Justice for Dog Who Died after being Forced to Fly in Overhead Bin


When a family boarded a United Airlines plane Monday with their beloved French bulldog, Kokito, they had no idea the flight would end in heartbreak.

A flight attendant insisted that the dog’s carrier be moved into the overhead bin at takeoff — even though the crate was TSA-approved, and the family had followed all airline rules. When the plane landed, Kokito was dead. And now, the family is in mourning over a tragedy that never should have happened.

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England: After 60 Years Campaigning As ‘CAPS’; They Now Become ‘Freedom For Animals’.



Our big news!


Hi Mark,

I am really excited to tell you our big news.

We have changed our name from CAPS to Freedom for Animals!

For 60 years we have been known as the ‘Captive Animals’ Protection Society’. Over that time we have grown to work on more campaigns and influence laws to protect animals.

So we wanted a name that explains more clearly what we do as an organisation and inspires people to take action – and what could be more inspiring than ‘Freedom for Animals’ ? 

We have launched our brand new website which has been designed to make it easier for people to learn more about our campaigns and take actions to help animals. 

Here’s what you can do now!

I really hope you are as excited about this change as we are and will continue to work with us to help animals in need.

Until all are free,

Nicola O’Brien
Campaigns Director

P.S. Thank you so much for working with us to help animals. Let’s keep up the fight for their freedom as we enter this new chapter – donate today if you can!


Breaking – England to ban circus animals by 2020 ?

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Go to ‘News and Blog’ on this link if connection gives problems – here you should see the story.





Play It Loud In A Dark Room – Enjoy The Lightshow !


The Cure – Wembley – London – 2016


Spain: Mass Grave Found With Dead Galgos In Spain – The Only Positive News; Some Were Microchipped Alowing Further Investigation.


Mass grave found with galgos in Spain.



A horrible sight came last Saturday to the discoverers of 30 hunting dog carcasses – partially preserved, decayed or skeletonized – who were

in a hidden ditch in Taracón (Cuenca). The dogs are all hunting dogs, mostly galgos. The Seprona has confirmed after initial investigations that due to the state of decay, some of the carcasses have been in this mass grave for a long time, others only recently. Furthermore, the officials assume that some of the animals were certainly thrown alive into the pit, so that they suffer a slow and agonizing death, from the ditch there is no escape!

Many of the Galgos are chipped, they are confident that they can detect the animal tormentors.

The Civil Guard is looking for those responsible for this mass grave with 30 corpses of dogs.

Carolina Rey, the councilor and spokeswoman for the IU (Izqerda Unidad= left United), denounced the facts: “Some of the dogs were thrown alive to the pit, which is in an almost inaccessible place from which you cannot get out, so we think they were thrown out and have died of hunger and thirst. “


The identification of the owners of the animals will be easy since the dogs had a chip.

In addition, Carolina Rey has been able to recognize some animals as their owners went to the protector to deliver the dogs since they could not take charge, although it refused its reception due to lack of space.


The animals are mostly greyhounds, which suggests that their owners could have got rid of them because they were not good at hunting.

“It is a cruelty to throw an animal in this way when we have been served for years,” complains Carolina Rey.  Yesterday we returned to the mass grave in Tarancón to take out the bodies of the galgos that, during years, have been thrown there, and to try to find evidence to persecute the perpetrators of this crime (Video).

The place, known as The Cut, has been used for more than 20 years to dump galgos no longer wanted by their owners. The volunteers recovered 25 bodies, but for safety reasons it was impossible to reach the deeper layers of the pit, where dozens of galgos were piled up.

At least two dogs that I photographed last time I was there, have disappeared. A clear indication that their owners, frightened by the repercussion of the news, have returned to remove the corpses of their dogs. This is interesting because the hunting society always claims that abandoned or killed dogs, are dogs that have been stolen, “as no galguero would treat their dog like that”.

But no thief would return for the bodies of the dead dogs, that makes no sense. All points to the galgueros.

How little is worth the life of hunting dogs in the Autonomous Region of Castilla-La Mancha, the news published on 13 February proves that the Government of Autonomy excludes hunting dogs from the Animal Welfare Act.

Every Spanish autonomy has its own animal welfare laws. Other regions might also come up with the idea of excluding hounds from animal welfare, just as bullfighting as a tradition of animal welfare is also excluded at EU level. 40 percent of dogs that are abused, abandoned or stolen in Spain are hunting dogs.

Hunting is a dirty business that, with European help, is moving millions of euros every year.


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EU: Live Animal Transport – Nobody Can Answer Us – We Wonder Why ?

Regarding our post of 20/2/18 regarding the new video made by the EU on live animal transport:


We immediately wrote to DG Sante at the EU Commission; Animal Transport Guidelines Project and the Eurogroup for animals;

We said in our post of 20/2 – We will publish their responses if we get one.


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 !


So we have given our requests a few weeks; and true to form, nobody has bothered to come back to us and express their reasons and support for the new video put out by the Animal Transport Guides Project.

And so now we are waiting on our UK MEP’s to see if they can obtain any response from the authorities as to why around 70% of livestock vehicles inspected at the Bulgarian / Turkish border were seen to be non compliant with the Regulation 1/2005 which the EU thinks will ‘protect’ animals during transport.


So, why has nobody responded to us ? – maybe they are finding it really difficult to answer the question of a 70% failure rate when their EU certified drivers should know all the rules and be fully compliant with Reg 1/2005.  Remember, as part of 1/2005, all livestock drivers are supposed to be fully certified so that they know the law about transporting live animals.

This lack of responses by ALL parties just goes to show that as we have said before, the EU wants it all to look good on paper and in videos, like this new one intended for ‘competent drivers’ who should already know the law.  The sad fact for the animals involved is that all the time, the EU and its associates such as the ATGP and the Eurogroup, simply turn in the other direction when pushed hard with real questions relating to real experiences and encounters at borders.  Such is the real reality of EU live animal transport.


All the time the EU turns its head away from the reality and fails to prosecute hard for offences; the sad reality is that things will not change, no matter how the EU wishes to ‘dress it all up’ to look good with new videos and guidelines.

As always, the EU has, does, and will continue to fail live animals in transport.

And with no responses from anyone; is it any wonder that people say the animal Mafia is at work within the EU to ensure the trade continues despite the irregularities and non compliances with the regulations.


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India: The Latest Amazing Animal Rescue Videos From ‘Animal Aid Unlimited’ – India.



I always enjoy watching the excellent videos from AAU; yes they always start off badly showing animals suffering so much; but you know you are always going to get a wonderful finish (and really happy animals) thanks to the teamwork and dedication of the superb crew at AAU India.

Here are a few more videos of their amazing work.  Please give anything you can to help support their work – Thanks – Mark – SAV.


Dog starving from broken jaw makes an incredible recovery!

She would never have eaten again without surgery after a vehicle hit her and broke several of her teeth and fractured her lower jaw. Locals from the village saw her laying in the same place for more than a day and realised something was wrong. Our rescuers found her curled up in a ball, disoriented and unable to stand. She probably hadn’t eaten or had water in many days. We brought the sad little girl back to Animal Aid where we treated her for dehydration and pain. We then placed a wire in her jaw to heal the fracture. And so began the new adventure of Dory’s life to come. Watch the transformation of a dying dog into a playful angel.

With your help, they can heal. Please donate.


Sweetest street dog beats cancer

Watch Olivia’s amazing transformation! This sweetheart was suffering from a painful and life-threatening condition and needed urgent help. Her head was massively swollen and pus and blood drained from her eye almost continuously. A cytology revealed it to be malignant cancer-a transmissible venereal tumour in the mucous membranes surrounding her eye that was so extensive it had begun to damage her skull as well. Luckily this kind of tumour can be cured with chemotherapy treatment and we immediately began a six-week course. She was quite the fighter and responded amazingly to her treatment. Meet beautiful Olivia today–our street dog cancer survivor.


 Please donate to give street animals a fighting chance.



Dog hiding with terrible wound rescued

Although Jupiter, a street dog, was hiding underneath the stairs of a house of strangers, his trusting response to his rescuers made us wonder if on some level he was just waiting for help. His sorrowful eyes told us everything we needed to know about his pain. We hurried him back to the hospital and onto the treatment table where we discovered that the wound on his neck–probably a dog bite infested with maggots–was actually even bigger than we had suspected. Debriding the wound, flushing, removing maggots and wrapping it snuggly with padded bandages would be the first of many days of treatment. But Jupiter seemed to know he was on the path of healing from the first touch by the rescue team. Meet Jupiter after six weeks of wound care. He’s definitely a new boy–and an angel through and through.

 To turn the hopeless to happy, Please donate.


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