EU / Spain: Bull kills itself after Spaniards tie burning torches to its horns in sickening video – and the EU; they do nothing just like always.

  

SAV Comment

– Here we go again; gutless EU politicians doing nothing to undertake the wishes of the EU citizens.  Instead, these brain deads simply hide and declare, “we can do nothing; it is Spanish tradition”.  So with EU funding; these animals continue to be tortured and abused, whilst EU politicians turn a blind eye to the suffering, whilst protecting the church and the ‘tradition’ that Spain is world famous for – that of causing abuse and suffering to many animals.  There are many hard working campaign groups in Spain, asking for change; but the dragknuckle EU and it masters do not wish to do what the people want.

 

Don’t we all recall the words of Donald Tusk – President of the European Council at the G20 meeting on 7/7/17 – his weasel words were:

 “words are easy but its actions that matter”

Mr. Tusk, regarding the EU improving the welfare of animals, you have no actions – you exist on a different planet named ‘Brussels’.  Have a read of the following Mr Tusk; oh no you are too busy rather than blabbering out your words which you hope will pacify all.

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Fun for brain dead Spaniards! Bull kills itself after Spaniards tie burning torches to its horns in sickening videoFun for brain dead Spaniards! Bull kills itself after Spaniards tie burning torches to its horns in sickening videoBull kills itself after Spaniards tie burning torches to its horns in sickening video

The animal had earlier gored a man during the ‘Bulls in the Street’ festival in Foios, near Valencia.

A terrified bull killed itself in a panic after Spanish festival organisers tied burning torched to its horns during at a celebration near Valencia, prompting outrage from animal rights campaigners.

The half-tonne creature found itself tied to a post in front of an enthusiastic crowd of several hundred townspeople during the ‘Bulls in the Street’ festival in Foios , a scaled-down version of Pamplona’s famous Running of the Bulls.

The animal freaked out when flaming stakes were tied to its horns and it was released from the post, which it then inadvertently charged into, killing itself instantly.

The crowd’s excitement turned to shock as the bull killed itself in front of their eyes, suggesting that they had not expected him to die this way.

The bull had gored a man in the leg earlier yesterday during an organised street run by local media, according to local media.

It is not known if this is the reason he was chosen for the evening’s festivities.

The footage was obtained by the group Bulls Defenders United and uploaded to Facebook on Sunday (23 July). It has since been viewed more than 150,000 times.

“How many lives will still be taken in the name of traditions that are nothing but barbarity?” the group said in a statement accompanying the video.

Supporters of the Bulls in the Street festival argue that the animals rarely suffer any harm and the tradition stretches back several hundred years.

However, Facebook users responded with a mix of anger and concern about animal rights inside the EU nation.

“I worked for a Spanish state-owned broadcast station, and I had to film several ‘corridas’. Seen only feet away, they’re not disgusting – they are absolutely horrific,” wrote Jorge Gea Gilabert.

“You can hear blood bubbling from open lung wounds. I didn’t like bullfighting, but since then I HATE It. Not all Spaniards like bullfighting,” he added.

Vicky Mena was more forthright, saying: “Spain needs a PURGE DAY to eliminate these subhuman parasites and their families. SPAIN IS DEPLORABLE!”

If you wish to see it, and it is sick; a video of the event should be available to watch by clicking on the following link.

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/bull-kills-itself-after-spaniards-tie-burning-torches-its-horns-sickening-video-1632015?utm_campaign=/bull-kills-itself-after-spaniards-tie-burning-torches-its-horns-sickening-video-1632015

 

 

 

 

Australia: Campaign Victory – The Governor of Bali has signed a ruling to end the brutal dog meat trade.

Mark, something historic just happened.

The Governor of Bali has signed a ruling to end the brutal dog meat trade. With the careful stroke of his pen, he sealed a kinder, safer future for dogs on the island. As you read this email, I want you to know that you were one of the people who made this victory for dogs possible.

See how you helped…

https://secure.animalsaustralia.org/victory/bali-dog-meat-trade/?r=5979bdca465311501150666&ua_s=e-mail

When an Animals Australia investigator first infiltrated dog meat gangs in Bali, the cruelty suffered by dogs was largely hidden. He captured evidence of immense suffering, and revealed that tourists were unwittingly fuelling the trade, making our responsibility to these animals even greater.

I write to you today with absolute gratitude. Because of you, the bamboo crates that once confined frightened dogs for days on end will soon be empty. Your critical role in this campaign means that the days of dogs being poisoned, beaten and strangled for their meat will end. Your unwavering support of our work, and faith in our strategies, has ensured that once again dogs will peacefully co-exist in Balinese communities — as they had done for centuries. You’ve been part of a team effort for animals, like no other.

Since we released the results of our investigation, a staggering 170,000 people from 159 countries have signed our petition appealing to the Governor to help dogs in Bali.

In a landmark Summit just two weeks ago, we brought together government officials, health authorities, tourism bodies and community leaders, achieving universal acceptance — for the very first time — that the dog meat trade should end. The relentless efforts of our Veterinary Director on the ground in Bali have been supported by thousands of individuals, who’ve demonstrated that when good people work together on behalf of animals, extraordinary things can happen.

You’ve helped Animals Australia make history in Bali.

For now, our work there continues and there is still much to be done. With the continued support of our members, we are committed to staying the course in Bali to see this commitment become a reality, and working towards broader change for all animals on the island. What our investigations into the dog meat trade have again reinforced are the risks faced by animals when they are seen as nothing more than a food source. Our vision is for a world where all animals are treated with compassion and respect, and are free from cruelty. In Bali — and well beyond — thank you for helping us make this vision a reality.

Please take a moment to watch this uplifting video and celebrate this milestone for animals with us 🙂

For the animals,

Lyn White AM Investigations Director

  1. Sadly, the risks to animals in any country only increase when they are hidden from public view. Whether on board live export ships, inside factory farms, or out of sight in slaughterhouses — your donation today will help Animals Australia’s investigators be where animals need them most.

 

 

South Korea: Dog Meat Latest And Various Videos / Actions.

Sorry the following layout is not good but this is currently the best we can do.

Hopefully the links will work.  SAV.

 

Click HERE to see this newsletter from our homepage.​

 

New Sister/Friendship City Campaigns need your action!

Seoul – Over 400 dog meat restaurants and hundreds more so-called “Health Food Shops” which commonly sell “dog elixir”, are in this capital city of South Korea. This is devastating!!! Seoul had connected as a Friendship City with London, UK just a couple of years ago. Let’s ask for London’s help in fighting this horrific trade. We have added many new Sister/Friendship campaigns.

Please take the action TODAY!

Seoul – London, United Kingdom Gwanak-gu, Seoul – The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, London, United Kingdom Seoul Gangseo-gu – Nottingham, United Kingdom Gumi – Houston, Texas Goryeong-gun – Montgomery County, Maryland Hanam – La Palma, California Icheon – Fairfax County, Virginia Paju – Glendale, California

 

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

[Call for Action] Dog meat farmers trading ​hundreds of dogs in the hillside in Yangsan

Busan Korea Alliance for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Busan KAPCA)and Kookje newspaper reported the below story:

A scene has been recorded of dog meat farmers from across the country trading hundreds of dogs at a hillside of Yangsan(Gyeongsangnam-do Province). On July 11th, the Busan KAPCA exposed video of dogs, raised for consumption, being secretly traded on July 4th at a hillside in Yangsan. Dog farmers from across the country were trading these dogs.

The footage contains pictures of seven or eight large Dosa dogs in a tiny and rusty metal cage with no space in which to move. During the course of the trade, dogs that were not cooperating were jabbed with iron sticks. One struggling dog is shown being grabbed by the collar. It is estimated that there are several hundreds of dogs in metal cages that are lined up in vacant lot. The dogs were being sold for 400,000 to 600,000 Korean won each, and it was estimated that up to 250 dogs were being sold daily.

Click HERE to learn more and take action.

 

Thunderclap against Cruelty! Join all today! Please click the below photo to join.

 

Click HERE to join all Thunderclap campaigns.

the demonstration had a great turn out but we need more activists for the Day 2 and 3.  So would you please join us? Day 2: Friday, July 21, 2017 Click HERE for Facebook Event. Day 3: Friday August 11, 2017 Click HERE for Facebook Event. Where: Consulate General of the Republic of Korea 460 Park Ave, 57th Street, New York, NY 10022 Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm (Consulate Hours: Open • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, 1:30 – 4:00 pm) Posters and brochures will be provided but homemade posters, props and other materials are encouraged! We also have petitions to be signed and sent to the Ambassador of South Korea.  Free t-shirts for the volunteers (while supplies last). Click HERE for all of our upcoming events.

Click HERE to join the Demo from your home – Phone Blitz.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: The Korea Observer’s documentary “The Dog Meat Professional: South Korea”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News, Views and Info From Venus.

Hallo dear Mark,

I have found this short but very interesting article on the “business” of the EU in a very enlightened newspaper. I translated the article, but first I would like to write my first thought that came to me when I read that.

 

Since years, we try to get through the 8 hours of animal transports. For many years, we are trying to stop the criminal gangs in Romania, which are doing the bad business with the strays and, as known, also with EU funds. For years, we try to abolish or at least minimize the animal experiments, which are led only by greedy criminal idiots.

The answer of the EU Commission on these issues was always: “we can do nothing”.

Nevertheless, in this corrupt business, the EU Commission can do something, and even very quickly!

It can threaten Ukraine, that it will not get financial support, if it does not allow (as it wanted), that EU-Gangs rob their forests and destroy them. This is how the EU supports nature and animals!

Only those who cooperate with the EU’s Mafia Scams will get “kisses” from Juncker!

The others, we all, who try to abolish the suffering of animals, we who are trying to free the slaves of this world, we have been ignored for years with the outrageous sentence: “we can do nothing”

Only that was my first thought. And this thought has provoked a strong anger in me.

Best regards from

Venus

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The translation

The EU is happy to present itself as a community of values. The “Deforestation in Bucovina” feature illustrates what is meant by this. In 2015 environmentalists, such as Mikola Petichenko, had achieved that Kiev passed a law, prohibiting the export of timber. After the “political change” in 1991, Ukraine lost a considerable part of its tree population through the ruthless clearing of the Carpathian forests.

Criminal gangs and the buyers of their prey in the EU have benefited.

The EU immediately saw an infringement of the Association Agreement with Ukraine. Brussels argues that the regulation only favors smuggling and threatens to stop its aid payments to Kiev.

So the law was again overturned, whereupon Jean-Claude Juncker stepped up to the press and rejoiced that the promised 500 million euros would now be surrendered – that the overexploit can go on without undisturbed. This make clear what values count in the end.

 

Hallo my dear Mark,

In Minnesota, animal activists have liberated probably on Monday, 17. July,  40,000 fur bred animals from their Torture. I send you the link.

The system-serving Sheriffs have already started their dirty propaganda in public, so that the prisoners are caught again. Because it is about economic losses for the Farm, nothing more.

-These minks have no chance of survival

– Many of the liberated minks will not survive their liberation for long

– And many wild animals of the region will fall victims of these hungry minks who are looking for food.

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office is not interested in the minks or the wild animals.

It is only interested about the economic losses of $750,000  for the farm of hell.

Old good times are reawakened today in my memory. USA was the country with the most animal liberation in the 80 years. And for many years ALF had written history with her lab and fur farms actions. The concept of “animal rights movement” got popularity and sympathy in the masses.

Today, courageous activists have shown us that the United States is not the same as Trump. And not only!

I started my day with a small portion of hope. For America, for the animals, for all of us.

http://people.com/pets/40000-minks-released-from-minnesota-fur-farm-by-animal-rights-activists/

Best Regards to you and all

Venus

I have just received this interesting article from a friend :

Venus

http://mailchi.mp/thebureauinvestigates/the-rise-of-the-mega-farm-how-british-meat-is-made?e=2d2f04219c

 

And finally a few small links of our own to show how the ‘wonderful’ EU – a multitude of nations; or is that simply Mr. Junker, are treating those (like the UK which is leaving the club) that do not comply with HIS rules and regulations.  Regulations of the EU exist only as words on EU bits of paper.  As we have shown many times on the site, enforcement of EU Regulations is way above the EU – they are incapable of enforcing their own rules where and when it matters.   They turn a blind eye to corruption, non compliance of the rules and their own enforcement of EU legislation. 

Despite what is being said, the EU IS trying to PUNISH the UK for leaving the union.  They will attempt to make it as hard and financially depleting as they can in order to try to prevent other nations from leaving the club. The UK has faced a lot of much more severe problems over the last century that those now trying to be imposed by Junker and crew – world wars; the blitz in London during WW2, decades of IRA bombings; terrorism on the streets – the EU is nothing but pathetic; they consider themselves to be gods whilst the normal citizens of Europe look at these fools and ask them when they are actually going to enforce their own regulations.

The UK voted to leave and it will.  Brussels really hate that, but it is their inactions in the past, and now, that have led the good people of the UK to give Brussels and Junker the two fingers. 

Here is a point some may like – during the old wars between the UK and France (ie Agincourt etc) many centuries ago, the English longbow men were fatal with their professionalism and accuracy.  If they were captured by the French during these wars, the French would cut off the index and middle finger of the English longbow men so that they would never be able to draw a bow again. 

 

Thus, on the battlefield, the English bowmen would often give the French enemy the ‘two finger salute’ to show that they still had their (bow drawing) fingers; could still use their weapon and thus cause them big problems.  Two finger salutes as they are known is now subsequently a common British way of showing disgust to opponents – and now the citizens of the UK have great pleasure in giving the two fingers to the tin pot gods at the EU in Brussels.  SAV.

 

portrait of santa claus showing two fingers up

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/830042/Brexit-latest-China-snubs-project-fear-claims-UK-EU-exit-bad-for-business?utm_source=CRM&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=China_slams_brexit_bad_for_trade&utm_campaign=Brexit_email

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/829495/Brexit-bill-demand-EU-Michel-Barnier-David-Davis-pensions-European-Investment-Bank?utm_source=CRM&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=EU_formula_brexit_bill_12_figures&utm_campaign=Brexit_email

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/829990/Brexit-David-Davis-Michel-Barnier-EU-europe-brussels-european-union-divorce-bill-today-bbc?utm_source=CRM&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=Ex_US_ambassador_brexit_bill_negotiations&utm_campaign=Brexit_email

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

England: Sorrow – Enjoy the Photos !


From one of the best British bands ever ! – Enjoy.

Great pictures.

 

 

 

England: Act Now To Support The Campaign To CLOSE DOWN Hogwood Pig Farm.

Hogwood Farm Update

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Watch the vigil for pigs at Hogwood Farm

Dear Mark

Our petition to close down Hogwood Farm needs your help. With over 19,000 signatures so far, we’ve made some great progress – but we need more if we’re going to succeed in getting it closed down.

On Monday, Viva! founder & director Juliet Gellatley was joined by 60 people for a peaceful vigil outside the Warwickshire farm where horrendous conditions were filmed by Viva! Campaigns.

The investigation and vigil have been covered in national and local media, leading to growing condemnation and public support. Juliet repeated her calls for the farm to be shut down. If you haven’t already, please sign the petition to make the authorities take action!

After the vigil, Juliet made a grisly discovery of dumped pig remains in a wood near the farm, on land belonging to the owner. We have reported this to the authorities and are demanding that they take action to stop this practice.

What can you do to help?
We need your support to help us end this war on animals. Thank you to all everyone who has signed the petition so far. If you haven’t signed yet, we desperately need you to help us end this suffering. Please sign the petition now and help us save the pigs at this horror farm.


 
Sign the petition

https://www.viva.org.uk/faceoff/take-action?utm_source=Viva%21%20emails&utm_campaign=f69ddaf7eb-HOGWOOD%202%20SEGMENT%20B_2017_07_13&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_db2a2ff042-f69ddaf7eb-45578825&mc_cid=f69ddaf7eb&mc_eid=26c03356b8

The investigation and vigil have been covered in national and local media, leading to growing condemnation and public support. Juliet repeated her calls for the farm to be shut down. If you haven’t already, please sign the petition to make the authorities take action!

After the vigil, Juliet made a grisly discovery of dumped pig remains in a wood near the farm, on land belonging to the owner. We have reported this to the authorities and are demanding that they take action to stop this practice.

What can you do to help?
We need your support to help us end this war on animals. Thank you to all everyone who has signed the petition so far. If you haven’t signed yet, we desperately need you to help us end this suffering. Please sign the petition now and help us save the pigs at this horror farm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwBfRmNEAWw

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSAKa33yoK4

 

 

 

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Greenpeace News – Campaign Victory !

https://www.facebook.com/greenpeaceaustraliapacific/videos/10155102816743300/

Hi Mark, 

Together we took on the world’s largest tuna company and won!

With your help, we confronted Thai Union at sea, on land — in every continent it operates, and took the fight directly to its headquarters in Thailand as only Greenpeace can do.

This is good news for turtles and sharks, sea birds and tuna. It is also great for hundreds of thousands of workers at sea, many of whom have been victims of horrendous working conditions and human rights abuses.

You signed petitions, shared with your friends, and demanded that supermarkets carry better products, and it paid off.

Thai Union, the owner of global brands like Chicken of the Sea, Mareblu, Petit Navire, and Sealect, has committed to real changes that will help make its supply chains safer for both our oceans and workers at sea.

Thai Union now joins the likes of Greenseas and John West Australia as seafood companies that you’ve taken on and won against! 

This is a huge win for people power – but the fight doesn’t end today. While Thai Union’s commitments are substantial, we must keep the pressure on. We must monitor Thai Union’s progress to ensure compliance and we must expand this fight to the rest of the out-of-control seafood industry.

Here are three things you can do right now to help mark this momentous occasion:

  1. Share this video to show your friends and family what people power can do. 

  2. Chip in to help take the fight to the broader seafood industry and support all of our campaign work.

  3. Read and share our International Executive Director Bunny McDiarmid’s inspiring blog about how this moment was 10 years in the making.

 

Thanks to your hard work, Thai Union is going to reduce its dependence on fishing methods that kill sharks and turtles, scale up its reliance on more sustainable fishing methods, and work to ensure all vessels in its supply chains are living up to strict standards for workers.

Not only that, the company will increase transparency so you can find where tuna was caught and which fishing method was used. It will also allow for independent observers and auditing on its vessels to help address human rights abuse at sea.

These are major changes that set a new standard for the seafood industry. But it is up to us to demand that other companies act immediately. Can you help build on this momentum and support all of Greenpeace’s important work?

 

For far too long, the seafood industry has profited off destruction and human rights abuses. This victory shows that people power can change the biggest seafood companies, but we need to keep up the fight.

Your work got us this far. Let’s continue the fight to protect our oceans in the years to come. We are winning!

Sincerely,

Graham Forbes
Global Seafood Markets Leader, Greenpeace