England: VivaHealth Deceber 2017.

Who is that sitting at the back door ? – wanting some food no doubt !


Go to the end and click on the (small) links for a great Vegan Christmas.

Dozens of festive foods to enjoy.





Famous Anti-Corrida Fighter Jean Pierre Garrigues Has Passed Away Aged Only 53 Years.

SAV Comment – Terrible news.  We hope that others will pick up the fight to undertake all the dedicated work JP did.  His work and efforts to protect animals being abused for fun will be sadly missed.  Thank you for your compassion and respect for all living beings Jean Pierre.

Hi Mark,
I have just read today that the famous anti-corrida fighter Jean Pierre Garrigues has died. He was only 53 years old.

I am very sad, I knew him from the media and the press reports as an activist that even the aficionados were afraid of him.

Because he acted directly during a bullfight, and has often managed to cancel a fight; he was a very passionate anti-bullfighting activist.

Now the bulls have one supporter less.
Just sad.










England: Bonsai Enjoying The Snow.

10/12 – The first snows of the season today.

All the Bonsai are enjoying it – in a way it is better than frost; the snow acts like a blanket to keep them ok.  And when it melts – fresh water !









Germany: The Criminal Treatment of Animals is Taken for Granted.


Today is the day of human rights.
I read that on the first page of a local newspaper.
Since 1948, the Human Rights Day is celebrated annually on the 10th of December. “
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” says the UN Human Rights Charter.
Article 3 says: “
Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.”
Article 4 says: “
No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.”

As I was leafing through the newspaper, I came across three advertisements about animals, under the category “Agricultural Products”:
The first was: “Fresh offspring to sell directly from the farm. Please pre-order, our slaughter animals are limited because of holidays “!
Then: “turkeys – half or whole, from free-range, ready to roast dismantled directly from farm”.
And the third ad: “Slaughter rabbits, especially low priced, as well as one lamb slaughtered fresh on order to sell”.

And then I thought of the animals I fight for.
I thought of their rights, for which there is no charter.

Why should human beings alone have the right to life, freedom and security, and deny the same rights to other beings capable of suffering?

Who gives us the right to still keep animals as slaves, to torture them and thus to decide that animals have no right to life, freedom and happiness?


And if human rights oppose slavery, torture, discrimination and violence, under what law may this injustice be the daily routine for billions of chickens, pigs, cattle, fish and innumerable other non-human animals?

But even if all of this is not totally abolished with respect to people, and massive human rights violations are condemned, the criminal treatment of animals is taken for granted.

I refuse to put human rights first.

People are not more important, they are not better, and they do not deserve to live privileged in relation to animals.

And I hate people who turn my holidays into mourning days, because no matter what kind of animal, these days mean massive killing days for the animals.
People celebrate by taking animals’ lives. In the midst of the misery, suffering and unhappiness of animals, people are happy and exuberant, do not waste a second of their thoughts on life, what they have taken – whether the Christmas goose in Germany, the carp in Austria, the turkey in the US.

No! I reject the dictatorship of human rights.

I am against the hypocrisy of equal rights, based only on human superiority.

I am for the recognition of animal rights.


Best Regards to all




Viet Nam: 10/12/17 – 6 Moon Bears Now Rescued By AA And On Their Way To A New Sanctuary Home – Live Feed Link To Follow Journey.


To think that 48 hours ago, the moon bears were in cages on a bile farm and now they are half-way to their new home!

12 years in a cage suffering daily bile extractions – now the team from Animals Asia have rescued them and are moving them to their new home.

Live feed – follow their journey to a new sanctuary home:



Our recent post relating to this bile farm:






Vietnam: Animals Asia Rscue Team Now On Site – Please Donate To Support Rescue.


We very recently published a post regarding six bears suffering in a Vietnam bile farm:



Just hours ago, the ground team from Animals Asia visited the farm and took these upsetting pictures:


Likely captured from the wild as innocent cubs, for more than 12 years they have used as machines and treated as disposable objects. These sweet, gentle moon bears have had half their lives have stolen already.


It is the season of goodwill – please give anything you can to help support the recue of these 6 bears by AA; who have promised now to undertake a full rescue of all animals.

Donations via this link – https://my.animalsasia.org/donate/en/gbp/2017wishcometrue?lang=en


Read more about AA bear bile farming campaign work here –



Watch the video via this link or via the image below – just click on it – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PENl5091uAM

Learn about all AA work via this link – https://www.animalsasia.org/uk/about-us/who-we-are.html




England: Get A Grip !




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