Best Petitions To Sign: Ban Bestiality…You Can Help!!

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“I first published the article on bestiality back in July, it didn’t really get any interest…until now…with the interest shown on Twitter…please bear with me, I’m not at my best & in a lot of pain…but so many of you want answers…so I have posted the best of what I know…apologies if some are repeated sites etc.”

“If there is only one thing you take from this…please read the very last postA Message from an Angel”

“Petitions may be repeated, but it won’t do any harm to click & make sure you signed them. I’m glad people are listening & seeing it for what it is…Sadistic Neanderthals…Raping sentient beings, without consent. In a court of law, rape is considered rape if either party did not consent!!! Animals can’t bloody speak…so how are they supposed to consent?”

“We have all seen a dog at some point hump a cushion or someone’s leg, & we laugh about it…but when it is that dog that is being humped…there is a big bloody distinction…the person doing it is physiologically disturbed…that will then manifest itself into other abhorrent crimes!!”

“Think about it, for every story you hear about bestiality there are 100 more that you don’t. People get away with this because it’s behind closed door’s. Only if a dog was harmed, like the post I did recently about Gina, the dog that died from being constantly raped, will it get any attention  But, if that dog wasn’t taken to the vets; the rape would still be going on!

“The animals are helpless victims and have no ability to stop the incredible pain and suffering being inflicted upon them. It is up to advocates everywhere to speak out and be heard in order to end this atrocity”

“Not all vets have to contact police if they suspect an animal has been raped…but I would hope to dear God their conscience would make them do so!”

“So, as far as I am concerned, throughout my research, these are among the best petitions to sign regarding Bestiality. Most of the human crime, especially the rape of small children…come from those who start off with animals. Which is why it is imperative that a Animal Abuse Register is created alongside the Sex Offenders list”

IF YOU ARE AS SICKENED & REPULSED AS I, THEN …PLEASE SIGN…ALL”

EU: please ban bestiality

 Bestiality is a worldwide occurrence and Europe is not free from it.

​In some countries members of the European Union raping an animal carries no punishment, and in Denmark it is even perfectly legal to run animal brothels. Although the legality of bestiality has been questioned on a number of occasions, a Danish parliament majority believes that it is not necessary to ban sex with animals. The fact that defenceless animals can be legally raped in Denmark in a thriving business where their owners profit from inflicting pain, stress, fear and even death on animals, is a disgrace to the entire country, to say the least.

​In Germany the law making it a crime (§175b StGB) was removed in 1969. Bestiality is legal in Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, and Sweden where it was formerly illegal, but made legal in 1994. In some countries, sex with animals is legal as long as long as no physical harm is made to the animal, but it is in the nature of the case that animals are often victims of injury, stress and suffering in connection with sexual acts with humans.

While the world looks upon Europe and especially upon the EU as a model in terms of civilization, a simple search on the internet about animal rape cases that had been reported in Europe – ranging from raped dogs to horses – brings many shocking search results. But the reported cases are just the tip of the iceberg – the number of animals that are regularly being raped by their owners, be it at home or in so-called animal bordellos, being unknown. The suffering of these animals goes on behind closed doors, largely ignored because of its shameful nature and as it seems, even by our politicians who fail to address the problem and to create laws that protect animals from this kind of abuse. Because abuse it is. Photos of small animals killed miserably during rape are abundant on the internet.

Sexual abuse of animals is one of the most trivial and obscene expressions of human behaviour  one of the sickest practices that can be thought of and we believe it is truly deplorable that there are no EU-laws in place that prohibit and severely punish such sadistic behaviour in order to protect defenceless animals.

The undersigned of this petition are calling for an EU wide ban on bestiality, including a ban on zoophilia pornography, making both a punishable crime against animals under EU wide laws.​

Please sign here:-http://www.change.org/petitions/eu-ban-bestiality#

IMPORTANT UPDATE:

On date of 26 September, 2012 the EU has confirmed the official registration of this petition. The petition is now registered under the number 812/2012 together with the petition started by the Italian organisation AIDAA (the Italian animal welfare and environmental protection association).

Furthermore, we have received confirmation that the European Parliament decided to ask the European Commission to conduct a preliminary investigation of the various aspects of the problem, and that the Committee on Petitions will continue its examination of petition 812/2012 as soon as it is in receipt of the necessary information.

In our request to the EU, we had also included the implementation of an animal abuser registry. This part, however, has not been specifically acknowledged by the Committee on Petitions, so that we have decided to start a new petition about this topic that we have also submitted for registration.

The petition asking for the implementation of an animal abuser registry can be signed at the following link: Please sign…

http://www.change.org/petitions/european-parliament-implement-an-animal-abuser-registry

 Ref:-http://occupyforanimals.wix.com/petitions-to-the-eu#!bestiality/c1xrt

PETITION TO DENMARK: Bestiality is Very Dangerous to Public Health due to Zoonotic diseases

Petition to sign:-http://www.change.org/petitions/petition-to-denmark-bestiality-is-very-dangerous-to-public-health-due-to-zoonotic-diseases

American law

There is NO FEDERAL LAW AGAINST BESTIALITY.  Federal authorities do not have the power to shut down bestiality pornography sites–because they can’t.  Dogs are plentiful in America and since bestiality porn is so widespread, logic dictates so is the practice-the animals just can’t report it.  19 States bestiality is entirely legal; the majority of the 31 States only have some kind of minor misdemeanor offence against humans having sex with beasts.

Petition to sign:- http://www.change.org/petitions/petition-federal-definition-of-bestiality-as-obscene-and-federal-crime

“Below is the best way I have found, to find out state legislation etc. Just click on the link to show a map of the United States etc. The legal status of eacg state will tell you what you wish to know regards animal abuse.”

“Bestiality statutes occur as part of the criminal code; thus, each state determines the terms and penalty for the activity”

Overview of State Bestiality Law:– http://www.animallaw.info/articles/ovuszoophilia.htm

Click here for interactive map, then click a state to view the law within that state:- http://www.animallaw.info/articles/armpstatecruelty.htm

More Petitions to sign:-

Click here to sign the petition: Outlaw Bestiality Brothels in Germany.”

Click here to sign the petition: PETITION TO DENMARK: Bestiality is Very Dangerous to Public Health due to Zoonotic diseases.”

Click here for the petition: “PETITION: Federal Definition of Bestiality as Obscene and Federal Crime.”

Click here to sign the petition: “Prohibition of Bestiality video creation and distribution; other protections against exploitation.”

Click here to sign the petition: “Ban Bestiality.”

Click here to sign the petition: “Bestiality in our State is an embarrassment.”

Click here to sign the petition: “Stop Military Bestiality!”

Click here to sign the petition: “Protect Animals From Being Raped and Make Bestiality a Felony in Ohio!”

Click here for the petition: “Governor: Make Bestiality Illegal in Connecticut.”

Click here for the Facebook page: Furries against bestiality and animal abuse.

Click here for the August 2011 article: “States where bestiality (sex with animals) is legal.”

“Please, read the story below, for every tear you shed, it is an animal that has passed over Rainbow Bridge.  WE…have to be their voice…so please let the tears that fall be a reminder that your voice needs to be heard…along with everyone else’s!!”

PLEASE SHARE CHARITY’S STORY:

With the Benefit so close, we will be sharing the story for those who do not know. Thank You for bearing with us and for your prayers, love and support. YOU SUSTAIN US.
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A Message from an Angel:My name is Charity. Though I did not know or understand when I was first born, because of my breed (APBT) I was born considered “guilty” of some unknown crime by many. I was one of a litter of several and knew nothing of the world or the people in it. I knew my mother and warmth and hunger. I knew one day something was wrong when I was ripped from my mother with two of my sisters.We were hurt in ways we did not understand and could not make sense of what was wanted or expected of us. You see, we were born American Pit Bull Terriers and those who may not understand; we are a very loyal breed. We want only to please those who feed and care for us. Ideally, we would be nurtured and our sharp instincts used for wonderful things, like rescuing small children who have wandered away from a campground, or tunneling through debris at a World Trade Center when bad men do horrid things. But I was born into a world that does not understand us. The most decorated military dog ever was my kind, and now… well… now some people want to kill us all because of the things men do with us.

I am not so sure what it is that makes people hate us so. I know we grow into dogs with a powerful bite and we can do a lot of damage. But, basically, we will do what it is we are trained to do. If we are with a kind person, and we learn kindness from an early age, we can be the best friends ever. Some of us have an instinct that makes us what is called animal aggressive, and I know that is not such a good thing when we need to get along in a family. I was never aggressive. I never harmed anyone or anything… and neither did my two sisters, Faith and Hope. But because of what we are, bad people like to take us and make us do bad things. And those bad people make a lot of other humans hate us for what we are trained to do.

But that is another story, sort of… though that story is the reason why things happened to us as they did. Our birth was brought about by one of those bad people with bad intentions. And the more people hate us, the more those bad people want us and the worse they treat us. And it is ok because we are just “Pit Bulls” and “Dumb Dogs.” They do not seem to understand that we feel pain, we feel when someone hates us, and we do not want to be hurt.

So … that is the world we were born into, but we did not understand all of that then. We just understood we had been ripped from our mother; we could not eat because we had no teeth; and, worse … the man who bred us had a teenage son that was doing really bad things to us. I later learned that it was called sexual molestation, sodomy, or bestiality. I just knew that it hurt and I could hear my sisters crying when he would hurt them.

Faith was so small and I tried really hard to protect her. I cannot tell you how many times this happened, though it could not have been many or we would not have lived. But it was enough to hurt us. One day the boy was seen hurting us and his father saw what was happening too. He rushed us to this place called the County Animal Shelter. I think we were supposed to be killed there and no one would ever question what happened, because most “Pits” that go into a place like that do not come out alive.

But this was a good place with people who did care. The man told them the big dog down the road had “gotten to us.” I guess they figured that is how we got all those bite marks all over our bodies where the other dogs were allowed to hurt us. But they noticed there that we were very, very still, huddled together … and we would not eat. I was very worried about my sisters. And they seemed to look to me. Then this woman and man came and got us and took us to a place called The Eagle’s Den.

After that, things changed. They call it rescue, and I am glad we were rescued. I wish all of my kind could be because it gives us a chance. But… anyway… we saw a vet and he sort of guessed at what had happened to us. But the man was not punished, nor his son. All I know is there is something called an investigation into all those bad people and they really want to catch them all. They should. And I hope one day there will be some justice for me and my sisters. But the people will have to work that out because well… we are just dogs. And our story has not ended.

Well, mine has, at least there where it hurt every time I went to the bathroom, but where life was so good I did not let on that I was hurting. You see, one day when I was 6 months old, I just felt funny and then I went to sleep. I can remember wet tears on my face as the man and woman held me and I knew they were going to try and save me again. But I was just so tired. After having been in pain for so long and knowing my sisters were I just went to sleep. I was in a coma for a very brief time and that is when my “mom and dad” held me close and told me if I was tired and if it was too hard to fight, I could let go and rest. They promised they would love me forever as their tears wet my face. They also promised they would take care of Hope and Faith and fight for justice for all animals. I finally could be free from the pain and the torture that had plagued me since I was first abused. I went to sleep at long last and came to a place called Rainbow Bridge.

It is very nice here. I have a lot of friends here. There are all kinds of dogs and many of my kind, many that were hurt like I was, and killed. And I can watch over Faith and Hope here. They have had surgery now to help them. After I came here everyone knew we were not alright. We were rambunctious pups, yes. And we were scared pups because of all we went through. All we really wanted was a friend and to play and be happy.

I am rooting for Faith and Hope now and I watch over them from here. They had the first surgery they needed to fix the pain. They may not understand the pain they are in right now, but it will get better now. People care so it will get better.

There are a lot of people upset because of what happened to us. And I am very glad they are upset. If I could tell them anything that would help: make it stop; but not just this man. Make it all stop. Get the people who make laws to write some that will protect us. What happened to us is against the law. That is a fact. But there are no federal laws to help us, and they get away with it time and again.

Anyone who wants to see how often this happens, just type the word Canine sexual molestation into your computers and look. But you only see the cases that get reported. And not much happens in those cases. Even when they kill us, not much happens. So if you want to help, if you want it to stop … there is only one way. Make it illegal all over the United States. Make uniform laws so that all animal abuse carries mandatory sentences. Other countries protect their companion animals.

If those of you who have prayed so hard and whose love I feel so strongly want to help … make it stop. Make them hear you. They have never heard us. Faith’s surgery went really well, even though she was the sickest. Hope had hers and she is doing ok now. Ironically, Hope may have already been here at Rainbow Bridge, but some of the abuse actually saved her. When they did her surgery, they found a piece of metal in her intestines, surrounded by flesh. It was blocking a tear. They had to cut off a lot more of her intestines than they did Faith’s, but she will be ok now … I HOPE.

That piece of metal stopped poison from spilling into her body at least, even though it did damage, it helped her to stay alive long enough to get the surgery to save her life.
(Brief Update)
Both Hope and Faith continue the fight to live a quality life. They are loved and respected now and they have all of you. They have both had to return for more surgery and they will always need to be monitored closely to make sure they are not in pain and that they are doing well.

Eagle’s Den, Faith, Hope and all the other animals there need your help to survive. For so many of the animals there, this is not a second chance, but the only chance they have ever been given. They need your understanding, your love and your prayers. Also, Eagle’s Den survives through donations, and 100% goes to the care of the animals. Things have been really tough over the last year with Faith and Hope needing so much medical care, as well as several others that came in hurt, abused and tortured by sub-humans. You can help Faith & Hope continue their fight for their lives with your prayers and your donations. Your donations will also help many others at the Den who need you. They each have a story to tell and somewhere in their past they were abused, dumped, unloved and forgotten. If you can help Eagle’s Den care for them, your donations go to pay for medical care as well as their daily needs. Your prayers, love and compassion are always appreciated and needed. If you can help, you can donate here:
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I am watching, and I am hoping this will make people wake up and realize what goes on with us when we are bred for all the wrong reasons. I hope people will stop punishing our breed for what these people do and realize what we go through. I wish they all could be rescued. I wish there was no reason to rescue. There is one more thing I have seen since I came to Rainbow Bridge. All of you are very caring and good people. My sisters were able to have their surgery because people cared enough to help them live. They have a long way to go, but thank you for helping them. I’ll be watching… and one day I will see all of you here at the Bridge; because I am everyone’s dog who had a part in saving my sisters.

Thank You.
Thank You for Loving Us,
Charity
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(My thoughts May Offend) Shame Of Cumbrian Man Who Had over 400 Of Child Pornography & Bestiality

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“(Please bear with me if my writing is a bit disjointed. Just out of hospital & I can’t think straight when I am so angry & in such pain, I’m not being a martyr, just trying to protect the voiceless; these stories need to be public… I hope you get the general idea of what I am trying to say)”

“One may be offended by my thoughts”

“The link between child pornography & bestiality, has long been known. Most of the worlds well-known serial rapists, child abusers, abductors or murderer’s; started off in life, abusing small animals etc. So why is it that sexual predators have their names put on a Sex Offenders list, for the police to keep tabs on; & inform the public that a sexual predator may be living along the same street…Yet there is no such compulsory Animal Abuse Registry’s? Surely it would make sense to have the names of those who have been charged with animal abuse, torture or bestiality, on such a list… first wouldn’t it? Not only for the police to keep tabs on but also for animal shelters etc. to cross reference anyone wanting to adopt a pet! I can’t help but wonder if such registry’s were in force, would it have stopped any of the above heinous crimes? 

“Obviously the internet has made it very easy for these sick & twisted imbeciles to access sites; which partly fulfil their garish need. But when does just looking , turn into something more sinister? What turns them from viewers to doers? I don’t have the answer to that, but, I believe to protect sentient beings, we need compulsory Animal Abuse Registry’s…this old man has to sign the Sex Offenders list, so the police can keep tabs on him… so why not sign an Animal offenders list, when the two go hand in hand…or are animals not important enough??” 

“Regards the  charges against this degenerate; they are pathetic! Attending a “Sex Offenders treatment plan” is not going to cure someone with such perversions, especially when they have been at it for so long? Taking away his internet access, is an obvious necessity , but it won’t necessarily stop him. How are the police going to know if he goes & buys a laptop, then uses Wi Fi  internet spots; or use a friends internet connection! In reality, if he can’t get internet access,  I can’t help worrying, what is he going to do to calm his craving for his neurosis?”

“His perverted cravings won’t just go away! What if he was to go to the nearest shelter & adopt a dog or get one of the many dogs that are advertised as ‘free to good home’…..perish the thought. The only way to keep tab’s on these repulsive degenerates is for them to sign an Animal Abuse Registry as well as the Sex Offenders Registry. Shelters etc. could check a person’s name & picture against the registry. As it is, almost anyone can obtain an animal this way..Interpol should have implemented the Animal abuse Registry’s at the same time as the Sex Offenders list. For the life of me, I can’t see why this wasn’t done years ago, when reports pertained proof, that those who abuse children, usually started off their sick life by abusing or raping animals first; often to the point where animals usually die from internal injuries. SO WHY ARE ANIMALS NOT BEING PROTECTED FROM THESE RAPIST’S???? The public can already get information about sexual offenders…so why can’t they have the same for those who offend against animals??”

Please sign this petition:- http://www.change.org/petitions/european-parliament-implement-an-animal-abuser-registry  (This petition has been started by Occupy for Animals on date of 18 October, 2012 and has been submitted to the European Parliament for official registration on the same date.)

A man found with more than 400 images of child pornography and bestiality was told his crimes were “a matter of shame”.

Dennis Campbell, of King Street, Aspatria, heard the comments at while being sentenced in Carlisle Crown Court.

He had pleaded guilty to 18 different charges. Three were for possessing extreme pornography, the others for making indecent images of children.

Police in Germany passed details of people using a website containing child pornography, including Campbell, to British officers last year.

Campbell was questioned in June 2011 and three computers in his home were searched.

Officers found a variety of images graded from one to five, with five being the most extreme. Two of these were level five images, 22 at level four, 43 at level three, 40 at level two and 263 at level one.

Police also found 54 images of bestiality which Tim Evans, prosecuting, described as “of the most deeply upsetting kind”.

Mr Evans told the court Campbell claimed to have found the images by accident while browsing mainstream pornography on the internet and looked at the images of bestiality out of curiosity.

“It must have definitely been continuing curiosity to look at 54 of these sorts of images,” he told the court.

Judge Peter Hughes, presiding, said: “It is a matter of shame that, at the age of 60, you should be before the court for such foul offence. “You don’t get to his age & suddenly start this behaviour. This pervert will have been at it, long before he was caught…I wonder how many poor innocent souls he has had his filthy hands on…be it human or animal!

Campbell, who appeared in court wearing a grey jacket, dark trousers, blue jumper and shirt and tie, was sentenced to a 36-month concurrent community order and ordered to complete a sex offenders treatment plan.“Does this plan contain anything to do with bestiality? 

He also has to sign the sex offenders register for five years and has been banned from owning equipment to access the internet. “This is where the Animal Abuse Registry comes in...the animals deserve some kind of protection”

News Link:-http://www.timesandstar.co.uk/shame-of-cumbrian-man-who-had-400-pornographic-images-1.1006181?referrerPath=home

Federal Government Wants To Ban Sex With Animals (No Graphics)

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“Sounds like the Germans don’t like being the animal sex capital anymore!! But don’t be too excited, the part where they say “while it (the animal) bears no injury or death. I don’t know how many times I will have to say this, but anything stuck into a dog apart from another dog can & will cause damage. Even if they do bring it into law, those people who do it are not going to be shouting about it anymore. Plus the animals usually belong to the perverted, so how are people going to know if they have been injured?”

“There should be one law to serve the entire world…No touching animals in any way that may be construed as sexual, no touching, no petting, no oral, no nothing a total ban! But it still won’t stop those who live in isolated areas for that very reason; unless they are forced to make their animal see a vet every 3 months or something like that…not that I’m trying to be negative, I can just see loopholes in a Country where most of the pervs live, partly isolated, due to the stigma already attached!”

Translated from German – FINES TO UP TO 25 000 EURO A

It’s a number that evokes horror: The Berliner Zeitung “BZ” reported that about 10 000 people in Germany regularly sex with animals have!

Bad: Sexual acts with animals (“sodomy”) are not even banned in Germany …

But this is about to change because: The federal government intends to provide sex with animals punishable!

This is what the Animal Welfare Act to be tightenedPreviously sexual acts with animals are punished only if an animal so suffering serious injury or death. In the future, sexual acts of people on animals also be punishable if the animal while it bears no injuries. Sodomy as a criminal offense has been deleted from the 1969 Penal Code.

However, it is still forbidden to spread animal pornographic images.

In the current bill of 29 August 2012 that: “The Federal Government recognizes the fact that sexual activities are suitable to animals by humans, animals regularly inflict suffering at least in terms of animal welfare, as these animals are forced to artwidrigen behavior.”

IN ENGLAND AND SWITZERLAND PUNISHABLE 

In Europe, the sexual contact with animals in England, Wales and Northern Ireland is an offense. In Switzerland, since September 2008, the Animal Protection Law sexually motivated acts with animals expressly forbids.

Federal Agriculture Minister Ilse Aigner (47, CSU) told BILD: “Germany is a leader in animal welfare. The welfare of animals is for the federal government a high priority, so we will bring more improvements on the way. ”

Currently there are consultations on the revised law. In the fall to the Bundestag and Bundesrat vote on the law.

After image-information to sodomy punishable by a fine in the future up to 25 000 euros!

CDU legal expert Günter Krings (43) However, it is “embarrassing, if we rise to such a right only amendment with animal health. The moral law and hygiene hazards are for me much more obvious reasons such a ban necessary. ”

FDP politician Hans-Michael Goldmann (66) defended the proposed law and clarifies further Goldmann “that we can improve the Animal Welfare Act for the welfare of animals and do not criminal law.”: “It is unacceptable that someone an animal pain and suffering that can lead to behavioral problems can cause, without being prosecuted. With the explicit prohibition of the punishment is facilitated and the protection of the animals increased. ”

Thomas Schroeder (47), president of the German Animal Welfare Association, told Bild: “It is totally wrong that showing photos of sodomy is forbidden, the act itself but not yet. Shooter can now be traded. “

 

Female zookeeper killed by escaped tiger

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Published on 25 Aug 2012 by 

A tiger has been shot dead after killing a female zookeeper in Germany.

A female zookeeper has been killed in Germany after a tiger escaped from its enclosure and attacked her.

The 43-year-old woman was cornered by the animal after it found its way through a gate that had not been properly shut and wandered into a nearby storage building, police said.

The woman, who has not yet been named, was mauled and bitten and died of her wounds at Cologne Zoo.

A police SWAT team was called, but before it arrived Theo Pagel, the zoo’s director, shot the tiger dead with a rifle that he aimed from a safe vantage point through the storage building’s skylight. It was feared that the tiger had been about to make its way into visitor areas, said police spokesman Stefan Kirchner.

Police briefly cleared the area as a precautionary measure, though officials said the public was never in any danger.

Mr Kirchner said it was unlikely that members of the public had witnessed the incident, which occurred around noon (1000 GMT) on Saturday.

According to the Cologne newspaper Express, the tiger was a male called “Altai.”

Mr Pagel said: “This is the darkest day of my life. I shot and killed the animal so that we could enter … and take a look. But the employee was already dead.

The zoo later re-opened, but a planned late-night opening was canceled.

Altai, a four-year-old , was moved to Cologne Zoo in April last year and was paired with a female from France. He can be seen in YouTube footage posted to the website in 2011.

According to a statement from the zoo, the keeper had been experienced in working with tigers.

Cologne Zoo in western Germany, founded in 1860, is one of the oldest and best-known in the country and is home to some 10,000 animals from 700 species.

News Link:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/germany/9499044/Female-zookeeper-killed-by-escaped-tiger.html

Zoo Elephant Conceived With Wild Male’s Frozen Sperm

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“Mmmm…not certain about this, sometimes it’s not wise to mess with nature, but I suppose if it keeps species alive!!  I’m a bit on the fence with this…would prefer it was used to populate elephants in a protected wild environment. Or in a well run sanctuary…not happy about more elephants being kept in zoo’s; they just don’t have the resources nor the room to keep elephants happy & thriving!”

An embryonic African elephant has been photographed in the womb – the result of pioneering artificial insemination by an Austrian zoo.

Schoenbrunn Zoo‘s director Dagmar Schratter unveiled the elephant image

The Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna says it is the first successful use of frozen sperm from a wild African bull elephant to impregnate a female in captivity.

An ultrasound image from Operation Frozen Dumbo shows the foetus with developing trunk and legs.

The mother is nine months into her pregnancy, expected to last 22 months.

Taken in April, the image has only now been revealed. The infant’s sex is not yet known.

Tonga, 26, has given birth once before.

The sperm used to impregnate her came from a wild bull elephant in South Africa, which was drugged so that an ejaculation could be induced. An instrument called an electro-ejaculator was used to collect the semen.

Artificial insemination using sperm that is frozen and then thawed has worked in other mammals, including endangered rhinos. But the method has proven particularly tricky with elephants.

Frozen in stages

The zoo is involved in a joint project with Germany‘s Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, the Beauval Zoo in France and Pittsburgh Zoo in the US.

In a statement on its website, Schoenbrunn Zoo says the aim is to expand the gene pool of African elephants in captivity, to help ensure their survival.

There are reckoned to be about 2,000 African and Indian elephants in zoos worldwide and another 15,000 Indian elephants kept privately – mostly in logging companies and temples.

Schoenbrunn Zoo says 40 elephants have been born from artificial insemination in European zoos since 1998, but the use of frozen sperm from a wild bull is innovative. Two previous attempts with frozen sperm were unsuccessful.

Freezing the sperm enables the team to pick the optimum time to fertilise the female and works out much cheaper, the zoo says.

The Leibniz Institute researcher who developed the freezing technique, Thomas Hildebrandt, said the trick was to freeze the sperm in stages, as mammalian cells are very sensitive to temperature changes.

News Link:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19260522

Dog adopts rejected white lion cub – Germany

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PADERBORN, Germany, Aug. 1 (UPI) — A German zookeeper said a white lion cub rejected by its mother was adopted by her male dog whose name means lion.

Jeanette Wurms, 36, a lion keeper at the Stukenbrock safari park near Paderborn, said baby lion Jojo was developing an infection where her umbilical cord was severed after her birth about three weeks ago, requiring frequent vet visits, The Local.de reported Wednesday.

Wurms said the frequent vet attention led Jojo’s mother, Nala, to reject her, so she brought the cub home with her.

The zookeeper said her dog, Lejon, whose name is Swedish for “lion,” took an instant liking to the cub.

“Lejon looked after her with me from the first day, licking her clean, and lying next to her when I was giving Jojo her bottle. Since then we have become a very special family,” Wurms said.

Wurms said Jojo is now spending large amounts of time each day playing in the garden with her adopted father dog.

News Link: http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2012/08/01/Dog-adopts-rejected-white-lion-cub/UPI-67401343831787/#ixzz22bRBuzaN

“I Couldn’t find any video relating to the above but found the video below…the poor dog is chained & doesn’t look that pleased to have tiger cubs suckling!”

Tiger cubs breastfed by dog in Chinese zoo – video

June 2012

A mother dog breastfeeds four newborn tiger cubs at a zoo in Rongcheng in Shandong Province, east China. The four cubs were deserted by their mother at birth and the dog, who has just given birth to two puppies, took responsibility to feed the cubs. Workers at the zoo said it was unusual for a dog to breastfeed tiger cubs.

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News Link:-http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2012/jun/08/tiger-cubs-breastfed-dog-chinese-zoo-video?INTCMP=ILCNETTXT3486

Tiger cubs stars of Japanese safari park – video

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“Why are the public allowed to play with such young cubs?? This is so wrong…yet again…animals exploited for money!”

  • Monday 30 July 2012

Four tiger cubs born on 3 June are already the stars of Japan’s Fuji safari park, west of Tokyo.

The cubs delight visitors, who are able to play with the newborn felines after feeding them formula under the supervision of park caretakers. A newborn black jaguar is also preparing for its debut at the park, along with new lion cubs

You can tell from their scarred little noses that they are probably kept in tiny holding cells.  Big cats will constantly pace when confined to quarters that are too small.  The missing nose hair is a good indicator of an early life where they had very little space!

Good Zoos Do Not Allow Contact

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News Link:http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2012/jul/30/tiger-cubs-japanese-safari-video?newsfeed=true

News Link:http://911animalabuse.com/2012/08/04/good-zoos-do-not-allow-contact/

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