England: Chelsea Flower Show – Including A Horse Garden.

 

26/5/17 – Breaking News – WHW wins the ‘People’s Choice Award’ at the show – excellent !

http://www.worldhorsewelfare.org/Chelsea

See a few celebrities at the garden in the following video:

 

Well its Chelsea Flower Show week again here in ol’ London town.

 

Here are a few links relating to this years show; including a garden representing world horse welfare – and the saving of abused horses.  A sculptor has made a life size horse using horseshoes – and it is amazing as you can see in the photos.  It was inspired by a horse named ‘Clippy’ – which was rescued.

 

The horse garden includes plants like ragwort – it is an educational garden to inform the public about what plants are harmful to horses, and what ones are good for them.

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Darcy Fowler, aged 4, Roly Owers, CEO World Horse Welfare (right) and Chelsea Pensioners Mike Hall and Joe Sharthall, introduce Nutkin, a rescue pony to a life size model of himself, which has been made entirely out of white carnations by florist Judith Blacklock to celebrate World Horse Welfare’s 90th anniversary and mark the charity’s continued commitment to improving horses’ lives around the world, at the Royal Chelsea Hospital in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

 

Here is the link which details a bit more about this garden:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p053p125

 

Chelsea links:

 

https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-chelsea-flower-show

 

https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-chelsea-flower-show/gardens?sortReverse=false&sort=nodeOrder

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007lyhs

 

http://www.visitlondon.com/things-to-do/event/18219357-rhs-chelsea-flower-show#EzsXCIEZIuX7CScP.97

 

Chelsea Bonsai – Marks favourite – Wonder why ?

 

 

England: Kent Cricket Coach Talks About Why He Is Vegan.

SAV are based in the county of Kent, England.

Kent is known as ‘The Garden of England’ because of all the beautiful fruit which is produced there.  Amazing strawberries ! – Yum.

The county emblem is a White Horse.

Kent Strawberries

 

https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1281&bih=565&q=kent+england+pictures&oq=kent+england&gs_l=img.1.5.0l8j0i30k1l2.3067.6812.0.15482.13.13.0.0.0.0.89.783.12.12.0….0…1.1.64.img..1.12.782.0..35i39k1.hHeGgb0qUMo

 

Jason Gillespie, who was just signed by Kent’s coaching team after overseeing Yorkshire’s back-to-back titles in 2014 and 2015, is now also coaching fans on the benefits of plant-based eating.

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUTj8iJ2e9o

 

In a new video for PETA, the cricketer reveals the documentary that made him go vegan – Earthlings – and shares his thoughts on the rise of the “meat-free athlete”:

 

Athletes are increasingly coming to the correct conclusion that you can get all the nutrients you need from a whole-food plant-based diet, and they’re recovering better, they’re feeling good, they’re feeling fit and strong.

There’s nothing macho about treating animals terribly, and there’s nothing macho about putting your health at risk. There’s nothing macho about polluting the Earth. We’re all here on this one marble, and we just got to work together.

 

India: Urge India to Close Facilities That Drain Blood From Horses and Donkeys.

 

Urge India to Close Facilities That Drain Blood From Horses and Donkeys

These cruel equine-serum facilities keep animals in barren, crowded sheds and extract large amounts of blood from them to manufacture drugs.

 

 

http://action.peta.org.uk/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=5&ea.campaign.id=54506&utm_campaign=VIV%20horse%20serum%20&utm_source=ENews%20Email&utm_medium=Promo

 

Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcP0HYcd1YU

 

In 2015, veterinarians and a scientist from PETA India, as well as other experts, inspected ten facilities that produce antitoxins and antivenins.

With the exception of one that outsources its work, all the facilities extract large volumes of blood from horses, donkeys, or mules. The inspectors documented many distressing problems, including the following:

·         Animals were suffering from anaemia, bleeding and infected wounds, and other serious health problems.

·         Other common physical problems included diseased hooves, malnourishment, infections, parasites, swollen limbs, abnormal gaits, and eye conditions, such as blindness.

·         The facilities often used painfully large needles in order to collect blood more quickly.

·         Many horses were fearful and anxious and struggled to get away when approached by humans.

·         Animals were typically kept in crowded, barren paddocks and often tied with ropes that severely limited their movement.

·         Many were forced to stand and lie in their own urine and faeces, and some suffered from “capped elbow”, a painful inflammation and swelling of the joint caused by lying on hard floors.

·         Basic husbandry procedures such as dental care and hoof trimming appeared to be ignored, and improper tools were used for grooming.

·         There were numerous apparent violations of laws and guidelines, such as the failure of facilities to be registered to conduct these procedures on animals.

Indian law requires people who are responsible for animals to take all reasonable measures to ensure their well-being and to prevent unnecessary pain or suffering – in stark contrast to the abuse and neglect documented at these facilities.

 

Please speak out for these animals! Ask Indian authorities to close these cruel facilities

http://action.peta.org.uk/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=5&ea.campaign.id=54506&utm_campaign=VIV%20horse%20serum%20&utm_source=ENews%20Email&utm_medium=Promo

 

 

 

 

South Africa: The Ostrich Killing Capital of the World – Take Action: Tell Hermès and Prada to Ditch Exotic Skins.

 

 

 

Take Action: Tell Hermès and Prada to Ditch Exotic Skins

 

http://action.peta.org.uk/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=5&ea.campaign.id=46979&utm_campaign=SKINS%20prada%20and%20hermes&utm_source=ENews%20Email&utm_medium=Promo

 

Exposed: Young Ostriches Butchered for ‘Luxury’ Bags

Never-before-seen footage shows how birds are shoved into boxes and have their throats slit at slaughterhouses that supply Hermès, Prada and other “luxury” fashion houses.

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

 

Take action to help these gentle, curious birds.

In September 2015, PETA US investigators travelled to South Africa to document what happens inside the largest ostrich slaughter companies in the world, including the exclusive supplier of ostrich skins for Hermès Birkin bags. Investigators saw workers force terrified ostriches into stun boxes – causing many to slip and fall – and then slit their throats. The ostriches next in line watched helplessly as their flockmates were killed right in front of them.

Workers were caught on camera striking ostriches in the face during transport, and when ostriches stumbled over a collapsed flockmate outside a slaughterhouse, a plant director joked, “I’ll call the animal welfare officer just now”.

These slaughterhouses supply ostrich skins to Hermès, Prada, Louis Vuitton and other top European fashion houses. Feathers, some of which are ripped out of the ostriches’ skin while they are fully conscious, are used in costumes for the Moulin Rouge and festivals like Brazil’s Rio Carnival as well as in feather dusters, boas and accessories. Ostrich meat is also sold throughout South Africa and exported primarily to Europe.

South Africa: The Ostrich Killing Capital of the World

The Western Cape of South Africa is home to the largest ostrich slaughter companies in the world, which supply “luxury” ostrich skins to Hermès and other major fashion houses.

PETA US investigators saw the juvenile birds tightly packed into open-topped vehicles for the terrifying journey to slaughter. Once they reach the slaughterhouse, workers forcibly restrain each bird, electrically stun them and then cut their throats. Moments later, the feathers are torn off the birds’ still-warm bodies, they are skinned and dismembered.

The Intelligent Ostrich

While ostriches can live for more than 40 years, farmed ostriches are slaughtered when they are just 1 year old. And while young ostriches typically stay with their parents for up to three years, ostriches raised on factory farms will never even get to meet their parents.

In the wild, these intelligent birds share parental duties, with the camouflaged mother taking care of the eggs during the daytime and the father, who has black feathers, taking night-time duty. One farm manager told our investigators that he has seen ostriches take turns fanning each other on hot days, remarking, “I have a lot of respect for ostrich”. 

 

 

 

 

A Tour With Jill To See The Brilliant Work Of ‘Animals Asia’.

 

 

 

 

 

England: Over 80% Of The Great British Public Want Hunting To REMAIN Banned – Vote For Vinny !

See my recent post at:

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2017/05/13/england-vote-for-vinny/

 

 

Ow-ow-woww!

I’m upset!

Some peoples told me that there’s a chance that it might become legal to hunt me again? (And not just me – all my fox, deer and hare chums are in danger too)

A free vote on repealing the Hunting Act is in the manifesto of the Conservative Party. But why, when so many people are against it?

I don’t understand politics!

This clever moving picture thing tells everyone exactly how many peoples are against hunting. Please, please watch it and send this to everyone you know – including your political candidates. They need to know how unpopular doing this would be (and not just with me!)

 

See the great new moving picture (video) here:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ll00dUmWf9M

 

 

Thank you!

Want to help me some more? Here’s how!

Votes for Vinny

Have you voted for me yet? No? Why not!

Please do it now if you can – it only takes a fox’s heartbeat and it’ll tell all your candidate peoples what you think about hunting and increasing sentences for bad animal cruelty peoples. And please tell your friends you’ve done it!

Help me Crowdfund!

Please pledge towards our urgent crowdfunder appeal. With your support, we will highlight the threat to animals in this election, so that all electoral candidates can take notice of our calls to protect and strengthen animal welfare. Please pledge your support today!

Help me!!

Even if you can’t come and see me, there will be lots of chances for you good peoples to help my campaign! Could you hand out leaflets or talk to peoples? Put up posters? If you can do anything please email campaigns@league.org.uk and my friends will be in touch!

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I’ve been super busy this week and there’s loads of new blogs and photos on my VotesforVinny website. Please share them – go on, I’m really cute! And don’t forget to find me on Tweeter and Foxbook!

I’m going now.

Thank you wonderful person for helping me – it’s made me very happy!

Rrraaaaaarrk!

Vinny the Fox

Candidate for Animals

 

East Kent Murder – Photo – SAV.

Just one reason to KEEP THE BAN !

 

 

 

Victory – TK Maxx Now Moves To Stop Cruelty After Major Campaign.

 

 

 

You did it. Your voice has been heard!


TK Maxx has responded. They have accepted the Blood Feather award and turned it into something positive:

They have agreed to stand up for the geese and ducks in their supply chain.

 

As you may remember, we believed that TK Maxx was not doing enough to prevent cruelty from entering their bedding supply chain. They were ignoring our 40Lives campaign and our efforts to get in touch.

Luckily, over 13,000 FOUR PAWS supporters contacted TK Maxx directly, asking them to budge. And it worked! 

We finally heard from TK Maxx the night before our planned Blood Feather Award ceremony.

Regardless, we went ahead and delivered the award at their headquarters. It was THE red carpet event of the year.

 

Check out our video and feel free to share:

 or view at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXfJLZql398&feature=youtu.be

 

The TK Maxx Group Director accepted the unwanted award in person, and TK Maxx has since met with Four Paws UK

committing  to credibly excluding force feeding and live plucking from its down products

Thanks to your incredible support, real change has been achieved! 

 

Kindest regards,

Cordelia Britton
Head of Programmes
FOUR PAWS UK

 

P.S. Your support has encouraged Argos, the White Company, Selfridges, Debenhams and TK Maxx to commit to credibly excluding cruel practices such as live plucking and force feeding from the production of down used in bedding products. THANK YOU for making this campaign a success.