Russia: Petition – Justice for Baby Lion Cub Blinded for Life By Illegal Wildlife Trade. Sign Now Please and Pass On.

SIGN: Justice for Smuggled Lion Cub who Lost Both Eyes

I found this really sad when I found it yesterday.  A beautiful lion cub who has had to have both eyes removed due to the scum involved with illegal wildlife trafficking.  Please support the petition.

Read more from the UK press:

Tragic lion cub forced to have both its eyes removed after horrific cruelty by big cat smugglers (thesun.co.uk)

Lion cub has both eyes removed after being smuggled 1,200 miles across Russia in box without food | Daily Mail Online

PETITION TARGET: Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs

Snatched from his mother almost immediately after his birth, a helpless lion cub named Grom is now blind after smugglers forced him into a tiny box with no food or water and crammed him into the luggage compartment of a long-haul bus in Russia, according to the Sun.

Police discovered the sick and dying lion cub in deplorable conditions with severely inflamed and ruptured corneas. Several surgeries failed to save Grom’s eyesight, and he ultimately lost both his eyes, Daily Mail reported.

The baby lion is frustrated and doesn’t understand why he can’t see, said Nikolay Dovgalyuk, who initially took care of the cub after his rescue.

Grom now needs lifelong care, and his future remains uncertain. He’s also just one of the victims of the illegal animal trafficking trade that caters to a demand for exotic pets, according to officials.

This lion cub deserves justice.

Police have not yet identified the criminals who cruelly caged and transported Grom. Sign this petition urging Russia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs to use all available resources to fully investigate this heartbreaking crime and bring Grom’s traffickers to justice before more innocent animals are harmed or killed.

Please support the action for justice – sign and pass on to all your contacts:

Petition Link – PETITION: Justice for Lion Cub Forced to Have Both Eyes Removed After Cruel Smuggling (ladyfreethinker.org)

There are currently over 30,000 signatures here – lets ramp it up and get loads more.

Thank you

Regards Mark

Beauties under water

Like seahorses, sea dragons belong to the pipefish family and are also called “small shredded fish” because of their appearance.

They inhabit the seaweed and seaweed meadows off the coast of South Australia and their appearance is ideally suited to this habitat.

While catching their prey, they float through the water like a tuft of algae and approach their prey unnoticed, which they can suck in with their tube mouths in a flash.

With a size of around 46 cm, the sea dragons may not be among the largest dragons, but they are certainly among the most beautiful!

Don’t you think?

Regards and good night, Venus

 

New Viva! Research: 9 in 10 Britons want intensive farming methods BANNED.

New Viva! Research: 9 in 10 Britons want intensive farming methods BANNED
 

Our new poll reveals that an astounding 85 percent of people want to introduce an immediate ban on intensive factory farming.

We also found that some 31 percent of Britons are set to slash their meat consumption or go vegan in 2021 amid Covid-19 concerns. Londoners are set to make the biggest change to their diets – with around 44 percent vowing to avoid animal products.

Additional links:

Viva! poll – 9 in 10 Britons want intensive farming methods banned amid virus fears | Markets Insider (businessinsider.com)v

European Business Cision Daily News – European Business Magazine

Viva! poll – 9 in 10 Britons want intensive farming methods banned amid virus fears (yahoo.com)

Open letter to government – please sign:

End factory farming – Go Vegan Now! | Viva! – The Vegan Charity

It’s time to go vegan

As you know, 3 in 4 of the world’s new or emerging infectious diseases such as coronavirus come from animals – mainly from factory farming and the trade in wildlife. This means that 57 zoonotic diseases were responsible for an estimated 2.6 billion cases of human illness and 4.4 million deaths in 2020.

But the good news is, experts agree a vegan diet can help people lose weight, reverse diabetes, lower their blood pressure and cholesterol, reducing their risk of severe Covid-19

We must go vegan now to prevent future pandemics!

Flat house factory video investigation:

The Flat House Factory | End Factory Farming Before It Ends Us – YouTube

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson blames Chinese for coronavirus pandemic telling world leaders it was triggered by ‘demented’ people who ‘grind up the scales of a pangolin’ in a bid to become more ‘potent’.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson blames Chinese for coronavirus pandemic telling world leaders it was triggered by ‘demented’ people who ‘grind up the scales of a pangolin’ in a bid to become more ‘potent’

  • He made the remarks in a virtual speech to the One Planet Summit yesterday
  • Pangolins are heavily-trafficked scaly anteater-like creatures found across Asia
  • Endangered species blamed for transmitting the virus from bats to humans

Read the full article at:

Boris Johnson blames Chinese for Covid saying pandemic triggered by ‘demented’ traditional medicine | Daily Mail Online

Japan: Campaigners condemn killing of minke whale trapped in nets in Japan.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/11/campaigners-condemn-killing-of-minke-whale-trapped-in-nets-in-japan

Campaigners condemn killing of minke whale trapped in nets in Japan

Animal killed with what appeared to be exploding harpoon, after one ‘half-hearted’ attempt to free it

Animal welfare campaigners have condemned the killing of a trapped minke whale off the coast of Taiji, a town in Japan best known for its annual dolphin cull.

The young whale, which had been trapped inside nets since 24 December, was killed early on Monday morning before being taken ashore wrapped in blue tarpaulin, according to the Humane Society International (HSI).

Ren Yabuki, an animal rights activist who filmed the whale throughout its 19-day ordeal, said fishermen tied a rope around its tail fin and forced its head beneath the water, where it took around 20 minutes to die. Death in such situations usually occurs because the whale clamps its blowhole shut and suffocates.

“Oh, no! The fishermen have killed the minke whale now,” Yabuki can be heard saying as he continued to film. “I’m so sorry … oh, no.”

HSI said it was “devastated” and “horrified” by the whale’s death, days after it and other animal welfare groups had called for its release.

“We feel saddened by this dreadful outcome. It is soul-destroying to think that by merely lifting the net three weeks ago, this poor animal could have been swimming free instead of being trapped in prolonged distress only to be harpooned and butchered for commercial sale in local markets,” HSI’s animal welfare programme manager, Georgie Dolphin, said in a statement.

The local fishing cooperative said last week it would attempt to free the whale, which measured about four or five metres in length, but added that the animal’s size and strong tidal currents could make that impossible.

Yabuki, the director of the Japanese NGO Life Investigation Agency, said he had witnessed fishers make only one half-hearted attempt to free the animal soon after it became trapped.

Japan abandoned its “scientific” whaling programme in the Antarctic after years of international pressure, but resumed commercial whaling in its own waters in July 2019. This year Japanese whalers will be permitted to catch up to 383 large whales, including 171 minkes, HSI said.

“While we mourn the tragic passing of this animal, we know that a similar brutal end comes to many more whales off the coast of Japan every year. They are the silent victims of Japan’s continued commercial whaling” Dolphin said. “What was rare was for it to be witnessed.”

Taiji, located in a remote part of the Pacific coast, attracted global attention after the 2009 release of the award-winning documentary The Cove, which followed fishers as they pursued dolphins in the town’s annual “drive hunts”.

Some of the animals are spared and sold to aquariums and marine parks for huge sums, while others are slaughtered for their meat.

Taiji’s fishers have defended the dolphin cull, telling the Guardian that hunting cetaceans was part of the town’s heritage and a vital source of income for the local economy.

  • This article was updated on 12 January to correct the description of how the whale was killed.

The suffering of the mast rabbit

Every year, 320 million rabbits are slaughtered for meat in the European Union – and there are currently no legal provisions to protect them. This means that 99% of farmed rabbits are kept in small wire cages with little more space than an A4 sheet of paper.

Animal Equality has repeatedly documented the terrible suffering of rabbits in battery cages in Spain and Italy – where 60% of all rabbit farms in the EU are located.

In Spain alone, we have investigated 70 rabbit farms and 4 slaughterhouses and in each and every single one we have found evidence of extreme cruelty.

Animal Equality has released shocking, never-before-seen footage of rabbits suffering on farms in Europe as part of a campaign to urge Members of the European Parliament to vote in favor of measures that could put an end to the use of barren battery cages for rabbits.

Animal Equality`s investigators have seen rabbits with open wounds, painful eye infections, and even rabbits whose ears have been bitten off by their stressed companions.

Due to the crowded and unnatural conditions, up to 30% of farmed rabbits die or are killed even before arriving at the slaughterhouse – that percentage is higher than with any other farmed animal.

Rabbits are after poultry the most killed land animals worldwide
They are also brutally tortured and killed for other pets such as dogs and cats ️

320 million rabbits are raised and fattened for meat every year in the European Union.

The largest producers are Spain, Italy, and France.
The conditions in which the animals are kept are cruel – there are hardly any minimum standards for keeping them.
99% of rabbits kept in the EU live in tight metal cages, unable to meet even their most basic needs.

Animal Equality has conducted research on 70 Spanish rabbit farms for two years.
In this way, the most comprehensive pictorial documentation of the rabbit breeding industry in Europe was created to date.

Animal Equality,  also succeeded in taking pictures from Italian slaughterhouses and is launching an international campaign, in order to make public the suffering that animals endure in these breeding facilities.

“We are shocked by these images, where farmworkers kill young rabbits by blunt force trauma, and sick animals are left for days crammed inside filthy cages with no veterinary treatment. We as a modern and civilized society, should not tolerate these abuses.” ~ Matteo Cupi, Head of Investigations UK

“We are glad to hear, that a respected institution such as the National Theatre has taken a stand against needless cruelty to animals, deciding to remove rabbit meat from their menu, and to break their relationship with Spanish distributors.”

“Animal Equality has already taken legal action against 70 farms and 2 slaughterhouses, will continue to shed light on the cruelties inflicted upon animals in factory farms.” ~ Laura Gough, Spokesperson.

Help ban battery-cage farming of rabbits in Europe!

And I mean…On March 14, 2017, the European Parliament voted 410 to 205 votes for measures to improve the welfare of farmed rabbits, including drafting legislation to end the use of battery cages.

It was the result of a long-fought initiative by German EX-EU parliamentarian Stefan Eck to protect breeding rabbits.

Compassionate celebrities like Evanna Lynch, Victoria Summer, Peter Egan, and Dave Spikey also supported the campaign.

And so we thought that this legislation would annually help over 340 million rabbits who suffer from extreme ailments in battery cages.
Among other things, this report recommends removing cages so rabbits can be on the ground and develop some of their natural social behaviors.

The new ordinance came into force on August 11, 2014.

That was a step in the right direction, but the new regulation only stipulates completely inadequate improvements in husbandry – in particular, keeping in cages should remain possible.

In addition, the owners of existing housing facilities are granted transition periods of up to 10 years for new construction and conversion measures, depending on the investment requirements, which is why it can be assumed that nothing will change for the animals in the near future.

Archives: Investigations | Animal Equality | International Animal Protection Organization

Rabbits are used for different purposes: as a supplier of meat, fur, and angora wool, as laboratory animals, and as pets.

Around 67.5% of the rabbit meat consumed in Germany comes from pure breed rabbits and is largely slaughtered privately and consumed for personal use or sold on a small scale.

In conventional rabbit fattening in large German herds with several thousand fattening places, cage management dominates, which is comparable to the keeping of laying hens in battery cages, which was practiced in Germany until recently.

The metal cages, which are often stacked on top of each other, can be seen from all sides and do not offer the rabbits any retreat or hiding place or any other structuring – only drinking and eating facilities are available.

The grid floor (made of metal, wood, or plastic) is litter-free, which often causes wounds on their legs when the animals stand and sit on the grid.

In addition, little space is given to the animals: The cages are usually 30-40 cm high and contain groups of up to 8 animals. Each individual rabbit has only approx. 800 cm² of usable space available in the finishing fattening: this corresponds to the area of ​​approx.

One DIN A4 sheet plus five EC cards.
Currently, millions of rabbits are suffering and dying in barren battery cages on farms across the EU – in conditions that would be illegal for chickens.

Although it is the second-largest farm animal in Europe, the EU regulations cannot yet guarantee species-specific legislation for the protection of rabbits.

My best regards to all, Venus

Bed problems

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Sometimes it doesn’t work out so easily with human rights

I wish everyone good luck with the bed space and a good night,

Venus