October 23, 2014
Action Alert, Animal Abuse, Animal Breeders, Animal Cruelty, Animal Health & Welfare, Animal Investigator, Animal Neglect, Animal slaughter, Animal With Broken Bones By Abuse, animals, Animals Butchered for Body Parts, Animals Denied Treatment After Injury, Animals Disfigured Through Trauma, Animals Thrown Out Like Trash, Appalling Farms & Heinous Abuse, Cold Calculated Heartless Bastards, Consumer Goods, Diseased Animal, Disfigured Animals, Farmed Animal Abuse, Health and wellness, Mercy for Animals, No Enforcement Of Animal Welfare, Purposely Inflicted Harm, Sentient beings, Slaughtered while conscious
Bird, California, Cleanliness, Cruelty to animals, Duck, Factory farming, Mercy for Animals, MFA, Reichardt Duck Farm
“PLEASE SIGN THE PLEDGE BELOW…THIS IS HORRIFIC!!!”
Dynamic World of Ducks
Ducks are friendly animals who prefer to spend their days swimming in lakes or ponds. At night, ducks will sleep in groups called paddlings. Cleanliness is extremely important to ducks, who will spend hours grooming and preening their feathers and keeping their nests free of waste and garbage.
A new Mercy For Animals undercover investigation at one of the largest duck factory farms in the country has exposed rampant abuse and neglect of these gentle birds.
An MFA investigator working at Reichardt Duck Farm in California documented:
- Baby ducklings having the tips of their beaks burned with red-hot metal
- Ducks suffering from illness and injuries without proper veterinary care
- Birds trapped in or under the wire cage flooring left to slowly suffer and die
- Ducks having their throats cut while still conscious and able to feel pain
Following the undercover investigation, MFA immediately alerted law enforcement authorities to violations of California’s anti-cruelty laws and presented them with a detailed legal complaint and meticulously compiled evidence of the violations. The evidence demonstrated an ongoing pattern of cruelty, neglect, and needless suffering.
Perhaps the worst abuse factory-farmed ducks are forced to endure is life without access to water for swimming or bathing. As waterfowl, ducks evolved to spend most of their time in ponds or lakes. In fact, ducks require pools of water to maintain proper health and to regulate their body temperatures.
At Riechardt Duck Farm and most duck factory farms, these semi-aquatic animals are forced to spend their entire lives on barren, wire mesh flooring. Since their fragile legs were not meant for standing or walking for extended periods of time, let alone their entire lives, many factory-farmed ducks develop crippling leg deformities and injuries, such as “bumble foot,” a painful inflammatory infection of the bottoms of their feet.
Without access to water, ducks become stressed and start to exhibit abnormal behaviors, such as head shaking and excessive feather preening. Unable to properly clean themselves, factory-farmed ducks often develop infections and painful eye diseases that can lead to blindness. Sadly, the first and only pool of water factory-farmed ducks will see is the electrified bath as they are hanging upside down about to have their throats cut open at the slaughterhouse.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. And you can help change it. As MFA continues to expose the unconscionable cruelties inherent in factory farming, and to diligently pursue justice by aiding prosecutions of animal abusers, consumers still hold the greatest power of all to end the needless suffering and death of farmed animals by adopting a compassionate vegan diet.
SIGN THE PLEDGE…News Link:-http://www.mercyforanimals.org/ducks/#petition
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Published on 22 Oct 2014
Like chickens and turkeys, factory-farmed ducks are subjected to horrific abuse from the time they hatch until they are violently killed at the slaughterhouse. A new Mercy For Animals investigation at one of the nation’s largest duck factory farms exposes sickening cruelty and criminal neglect of these gentle birds. Take action at http://www.MercyForAnimals.org/Ducks
October 4, 2014
Animal Abuse, Animal Asia, Animal Cruelty, Animal Crush video Prohibition Act 2010, Animal Torture, animals, Crimes Against Nature, CRUSH, Crush Videos, Heartless Bastards, PETA
Animal welfare, Asia, Crush film, Dorma Ridon, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, PETA Asia, Philippines, Ridons
Received this in email….Well done PETA…at last the courts are taking this despicable act of cruelty, seriously!
For three years, PETA Asia has been working with authorities in the Philippines to help them find and prosecute the makers of horrific “crush” videos in which scantily clad girls (one as young as 12 years old) are filmed stepping, standing and stamping on and slowly crushing animals – from the smallest of mice to large dogs who are tied down and helpless.
Now PETA Asia’s efforts to shut down the makers of these sick fetish videos have resulted in a landmark ruling against those who tortured and killed puppies, rabbits and other animals.
Recently, a Philippine court found Vicente and Dorma Ridon guilty of child abuse, animal welfare crimes, human trafficking and wildlife-protection crimes and sentenced the pair to life imprisonment and a fine of more than 9 million pesos (Rs. 1,23,00,000) each for their part in making the videos.
This huge victory began with a single compassionate person who stumbled upon these vile videos and took the time to report them to PETA Asia, which then worked with the help of authorities to ensure that the Ridons were located, investigated, arrested, prosecuted and ultimately sentenced for their crimes. PETA Asia hired one of the top law firms in the country to assist the prosecutor, thereby ensuring that the case was given full attention. The group also stands ready to fight an appeal.
In videos made by the Ridons, one dog is skinned alive and another is burned with a clothes iron. Rabbits flail and scream while their ears are cut off or they’re set on fire. One video shows a puppy who is crushed until the animal vomits up internal organs. The Ridons’ long sentence is a warning to anyone involved in the vile crush video industry that there are grave consequences for harming animals.
Their sentence is also a powerful reminder of PETA Asia’s commitment to helping animals no matter how long it takes. Thank you for all you do for animals in need. Compassionate people like you are helping PETA and our international affiliates save animals’ lives.
Chief Executive Officer
October 1, 2014
Animal Abuse, Animal Adoption, Animal Cruelty, Animal Health & Welfare, Animal Investigator, Animal Neglect, Animal Rescued, Animal Starved, animals, Animals denied food & lack of care, Animals Thrown Out Like Trash, Dogs, Friends of Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control, Irresponsible Animal Owners, National Animal Abuse Registry, Sentencing Not Severe Enough
Cruelty to animals, Diamond, Dog, Emaciation, Palm Beach County Florida, Pit bull, Sun Sentinel, Williams
A complaint made in July to the Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control about a dog tied up out in the rain led to the arrest of Yolanda Williams of West Palm Beach on September 25, 2014, according to the Sun Sentinel. The six year old pit bull, Diamond, was found emaciated, tied up in the backyard.
TAKE A GOOD LOOK….
KEEP YOUR EYE’S OPEN FOR THIS BXXXH, IF YOU SEE HER WITH ANOTHER DOG, REPORT HER…SHE IS NOT FIT TO TAKE CARE OF JACK SHIT!!!!
Williams, 43, claims she never hurt her dog and that Diamond was just sick. According to officials, Williams moved to the area last year and Diamond proceeded to get sick, but she was not able to afford a veterinary visit. She claims to have tried to get the dog healthy but the dog just kept losing weight.
Authorities reported that Diamond’s bones were visible through her skin and the dog was constantly left outside without shelter. Diamond was removed from the property and placed in the care of Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control. According to a representative of Friends of Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control, Diamond recovered and has since been adopted out.
Though Williams said she misses Diamond and cries whenever she goes in the backyard, she stated she would just get another dog after officials took Diamond. Thankfully, she never did.” She may not have then, but how do you know she won’t get another dog, unless you visit every week??”
Williams has been charged with animal cruelty but insists she is a good person who should not be charged. Authorities reported Williams appeared to have no remorse over her sick and emaciated dog. She was released on bond.
“SHE WILL GET ANOTHER DOG, IT’S CASES LIKE THIS WHERE ANIMALS ARE ADOPTED AGAIN…ONLY TO BE ABUSED…BECAUSE THERE IS NOTHING FOR SHELTER STAFF, TO CONFIRM THE PERSON IS GENUINE; OR HAS ABUSED BEFORE! THIS COUNTRY NEEDS AN “ANIMAL ABUSE REGISTER” JUST LIKE THE “REGISTER FOR HUMAN PEADOPHILES!!!”