Animal Aid Petition And Images To Share: Please… Say Yes To Slaughterhouse CCTV (Weekend of Action 30 January to 1st February)

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“Please use the information below to sign the petition & bring awareness to the horrific cruelties suffered by farm animals; by adding the images along with either petition link to your social network PAGES…Thank you!” 

Please note, only UK residents can sign the petition.

ANIMAL AID; Please help us reach 100,000 signatures on our petition calling for mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses (link) by joining in our Weekend of Action on 30 January – 1 February.

If you have a Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest or any other social media account, please help spread the word by downloading some or all of our social media images below and sharing them on our weekend of action to drive the signatures to 100,000: Weekend of Action on; 30 January – 1 February.

Please make sure that you include either of the 2 PETITION links to the images you post out to your media source – (some images look the same but they are slightly different)

Use either Petition Link 1 :- http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/64997  OR  Link 2 http://tinyurl.com/CCTVpetition  WITH EVERY PICTURE YOU POST PLEASE

“To make things easier for you, I have listed all images as links below to share on your media sites, along with petition 1:- I have used the first petition link just for ease of use in this post; but they both go to the same petition site”

  1. http://www.animalaid.org.uk/images/CCTV/SM/CCTVad_lamb.jpg Petition to link: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/64997
  2. http://www.animalaid.org.uk/images/CCTV/SM/CCTVad_pig.jpg Petition to link: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/64997
  3. http://www.animalaid.org.uk/images/CCTV/SM/CCTVad_cow.jpg Petiton to Link: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/64997
  4. http://www.animalaid.org.uk/images/CCTV/SM/CCTVad_lambface.jpg  Petition to link  http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/64997
  5. http://www.animalaid.org.uk/images/CCTV/SM/CCTVad_piglet.jpg petition to link: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/64997
  6. http://www.animalaid.org.uk/images/CCTV/SM/CCTVad_sheepwheelbarrow.jpg petition to link: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/64997
  7. http://www.animalaid.org.uk/images/CCTV/SM/CCTVad_pighuddle.jpg Petition to Link http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/64997
  8. http://www.animalaid.org.uk/images/CCTV/SM/CCTVad_cowstun.jpg Petition to link: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/64997
  9. http://www.animalaid.org.uk/images/CCTV/SM/CCTVad_scream.jpg Petition to link:  http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/64997
  10. http://www.animalaid.org.uk/images/CCTV/SM/CCTVMPmontage.jpg Petition to link: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/64997
  11. http://www.animalaid.org.uk/images/CCTV/SM/CCTVMPs_pigs.jpg Petition to link: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/64997
  12. http://www.animalaid.org.uk/images/CCTV/SM/CCTVMPs_lambs.jpg Petition to link: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/64997
  13. http://www.animalaid.org.uk/images/CCTV/SM/CCTVMPs_lamb.jpg Petition to link: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/64997
  14. http://www.animalaid.org.uk/images/CCTV/SM/CCTVMPs_browncalf.jpg Petition to link: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/64997
  15. http://www.animalaid.org.uk/images/CCTV/SM/CCTVMPs_calf.jpg Petition to link: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/64997
  16. http://www.animalaid.org.uk/images/CCTV/SM/CCTVad_pigcrate.jpg Petition to link: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/64997
  17. http://www.animalaid.org.uk/images/CCTV/SM/CCTVMPs_pigcrate.jpg Petition to link: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/64997
  18. http://www.animalaid.org.uk/images/CCTV/SM/CCTVad_wheelbarrow.jpg Petition to link: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/64997
  19. http://www.animalaid.org.uk/images/CCTV/SM/CCTVMPs_wheelbarrow.jpg Petition to link: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/64997
  20. http://www.animalaid.org.uk/images/CCTV/SM/CCTVad_heads.jpg Petition to linkhttp://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/64997
  21. http://www.animalaid.org.uk/images/CCTV/SM/CCTVMPs_heads.jpg Petition to linkhttp://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/64997
  22. http://www.animalaid.org.uk/images/CCTV/SM/CCTVad_kick.jpg Petition to link: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/64997
  23. http://www.animalaid.org.uk/images/CCTV/SM/CCTVMPs_kick.jpg Petition to linkhttp://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/64997
  24. http://www.animalaid.org.uk/images/CCTV/SM/CCTVad_pigstun.jpg Petition to link: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/64997
  25. http://www.animalaid.org.uk/images/CCTV/SM/CCTVMPs_pigstun.jpg Petition to link: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/64997
  26. http://www.animalaid.org.uk/images/CCTV/SM/CCTVad_standing.jpg Petition to link: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/64997
  27. http://www.animalaid.org.uk/images/CCTV/SM/CCTVMPs_standing.jpg Petition to link: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/64997

“Please post the picture & add the link to each picture you share! REMEMBER TO POST THIS Weekend of Action FROM 30 January – 1 February.

Please share everywhere…no animal should suffer in silence, CCTV will enable those who abuse the animals to face the consequences. We can not let these sentient beings suffer in silence…any farm that doesn’t agree; well, sounds like they must have something to hide or are not sure what their staff get up to!”

Kate Fowler
Head of Campaigns

Additionally, if you are able to door-drop out leaflets on that weekend, or any time, please order some leaflets, and we’ll get them out to you as soon as possible. Thank you for all your help!

Please note, only UK residents can sign the petition.

News Link & Pictures of above links to share:http://www.animalaid.org.uk/h/n/CAMPAIGNS/slaughter//3211//

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CITES Partner Spotlight: INTERPOL’s Project WEB combats online wildlife crime

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“As the CITIES conference comes to the end of its first week, I thought I would just add the video in along with this post. Born Free’s CEO Will Travis, talks about some of the issues raised. Although I can’t believe the bid to halt the polar bear trade, was just swept under the table…WTF… Russia, Canada & the US…really have left the polar bears out in the cold…literally! I’m disgusted with their decision; same goes for the poor manatee!! I can’t wait to see what rubbish they come up with next week, for protecting species round the world; who are just about hanging on with their teeth!! Do the delegates from their respective country, actually know the danger some species are in?? I have my doubts given the first weeks bungles, honestly some of them are about as much use as a chocolate fire guard. Take about 30 of us animal advocates from face book, stick us round a table; & I’m sure we could come up with plans to help those in need!!”

Today saw the launch of the first ever internationally coordinated enforcement investigation into the online ivory trade.

Following the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW’s) recommendation and with our support INTERPOL undertook Project WEB, an investigation into the online ivory trade within the EU.

Summing up week one at the CITES meeting in Bangkok

Published on 8 Mar 2013

Will Travers, CEO of Born Free, sums up week one at CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) meeting, covering secret ballots, elephants, rhino, polar bears, manatees and turtles.

The report revealed that there were hundreds of ivory items conservatively valued at approximately EUR 1,450,000 for sale during a two-week period on Internet auction sites in nine European countries.

During this survey of sites by enforcers, more than 660 advertisements for ivory on 61 different auction sites were analysed and as a result of the surveillance, six national and three international investigations were launched in cases where ivory was described as new or where ivory was being traded from abroad.

Project WEB by the numbers:

Estimated €1.45 million worth of ivory

Found in 9 Countries

Across 61 auction websites

In 660 online advertisements

Containing 100s of items made from ivory

Over a 2 week period

Leading to 6 national investigations

And 3 international investigations

This week sees the 16th meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

The 177 countries that are Party to CITES have already agreed, thanks in part to IFAW’s lobbying efforts, to investigate and prosecute wildlife criminals trading online as well as evaluate or develop their domestic measures to ensure they are sufficient to fight online wildlife crime.

While at least one country has strengthened their legislation to specifically target online wildlife crime and a small number of countries have started to develop strategies for tackling illegal wildlife sales on the internet, many more countries need to deliver on their promise and stamp out online wildlife crime.

Since 2004 IFAW has been highlighting the growing global threat posed by online wildlife crime to endangered wildlife.  A series of IFAW investigations have repeatedly shown that there are thousands of wild animals and wildlife ‘products’, such as ivory, available for sale on the internet all over the world.

Stop The Ivory trade

IFAW has found live primates, big cats, birds and reptiles advertised online while animal parts from rhino’s, elephants, sharks, Tibetan antelopes and sturgeon have also been available to purchase on the internet.

In January 2012, IFAW’s online monitoring found 17,847 ivory products listed on 13 Chinese websites, even though none of these products had the necessary Government approval.

Meanwhile, a four-week investigation in the United Arab Emirates and some neighbouring Arab countries in the same year found 796 adverts featuring live wildlife over 11 websites. None of the adverts had any documentary proof to demonstrate that the sales complied with the law.

In Europe an IFAW investigation in 2011 found a thriving trade in ivory items. The investigation tracked 43 sites in the UK, France, Portugal, Spain and Germany for a two-week period and found 669 advertisements for ivory.

The statistics are disturbing but can be hard to comprehend so let me give you one example that shows the horrors of this illegal trade.

In 2010 a British couple admitted 12 counts of illegally exporting, three of illegally importing, seven of illegally selling and two of illegally possessing specimens under the Customs and Excise Management Act.

The couple in question had been selling animal body parts from owls, a baboon, macaque monkeys, a python, an African penguin, an African lion cub and a Malaysian flying fox.

These items were kept in a store room full of skulls and other animal body parts which, when I saw the pictures, made me think it as a room of death for wildlife.

Highlighting the problem of this trade is an important first step but IFAW has been going one stage further and engaging website companies, law enforcers and Governments in our campaign to stamp out online wildlife crime.

After our 2008 Killing with Keystrokes investigation, where we found ivory was the number one wildlife product being traded online, we encouraged eBay to ban the sale of ivory on their websites and IFAW was very pleased to see them announce this ban in January 2009.

Meanwhile other websites have since followed suit including Alibaba (www.taobao.com) in China, the world’s largest business-to-business and outsource portal site for traders.

However, while banning the sale of wildlife products on websites does restrict unscrupulous traders’ ability to easily profit from these products, there is clearly a need for enforcers to ramp up their efforts.

We have seen traders time and again attempting to disguise their wildlife products to avoid detection by police, customs or website companies such as eBay.

In addition to working with INTERPOL IFAW is working with enforcement agencies across the world to catch online wildlife criminals by sharing the findings of our online investigations, facilitating international enforcement operations and by bringing together website companies and enforcement agencies in order that they can work in partnership in their fight against illegal wildlife sales on the internet.

–TM

Please sign petition:- Take action to help end the trafficking of wildlife online now, click here. 

News Link:-http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/cites-partner-spotlight-interpol%E2%80%99s-project-web-combats-online-wildlife-crime

Judge denies bond for man in donkey-dragging case

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A judge has denied bond for a Splendora man accused of dragging a donkey from the back of an SUV last October, severely injuring the animal, according to Montgomery County prosecutors.

Visiting state District Judge Suzanne Stovall denied bond Monday on a motion to revoke probation charge for , 30, who is being held on a $50,000 bail for a felony animal cruelty charge stemming from the Oct. 25, 2012, incident, said Rob Fryer, a Montgomery County assistant district attorney. Saunders is on probation for assaulting his wife in 2008.

“I’m very happy with Judge Stovall’s decision,” Fryer said. “It was obvious that the judge took her role very seriously. She listened to the evidence that the state presented and based her ruling on the horrendous natural nature (of the case) and brutal allegations as presented.”

The chain of events began when friends of Saunders told him that Susie Q, the jenny, had wandered around the corner and was secured on Acorn Hill Drive, northwest of New Caney, so that someone could retrieve her, investigators said.

Another friend offered to walk the donkey home, but Saunders insisted on driving, saying he would tie the animal to the trailer hitch on his Chevrolet Blazer and slowly lead her.

Saunders, accompanied by another man, found Susie Q, and they tied her to the vehicle with a rope, according to a news release from the Montgomery County Precinct 4 Constable‘s Office. The second man sat on the open tailgate of Saunders’ SUV and they took off with the donkey in tow.

The man continued to yell, but watched helplessly as the donkey was injured by the pavement. The man estimated that Saunders drove about 40 mph as he dragged Susie Q about one-quarter mile.

“The blood trail left by the donkey supported the witness’s story and showed that Saunders drove at least 10 to 15 feet farther after Susie Q fell on her side when the pavement had ground off her hooves between 1.5 and 2 inches, exposing raw flesh and bone,” the release states.

Meanwhile, Susie Q continues her long road to recovery at her New Caney home.

News Link:-http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Judge-denies-bond-for-man-in-donkey-dragging-case-4193449.php

Related:-https://preciousjules1985.wordpress.com/?s=Marc+Richard+Saunders

Video:Dog Being Abandoned On Road

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(VIDEO – POSTED ON FACE BOOK & TWITTER – IN CASE THE LINK DOESN’T WORK)

“I found this video on-line, but aside from the date I don’t know anything else. However, Google translated the page from Portuguese to English, so I suppose it could be in Portugal; or it could be that someone from Portugal just reposted it! 

” On Sept. 29, on a dark night, one car is following another, when the car in front starts to break, the following car slows down too; however, the car following has a dash cam on board & captures the whole upsetting scene. The car in front slow’s to a stop, someone gets out with a dog…then precedes to drive off without the dog!!!”

“How utterly F-ing heartbreaking; not ashamed to say I cried. Firstly, if they didn’t want the dog, why not take the dog to a shelter etc.? Secondly, abandoning a dog on a  road (actually looks like a small town, there are houses either side for a short distance) is utterly stupid…obviously the owner had no heart & no brain.

You would think the driver of the car with the dash cam, that caught the distressing scene, would do something, wouldn’t you?  My instinct would have been to get the dog off the road & speed off to catch the car’s registration in front; then go to the police & show them the video…Sadly that’s not what happens?

See for yourself…the video doesn’t need a ‘viewer discretion’ warning…but you may need some tissues..hold & click link below, I  will also post separately to face book & Twitter, just in case some can’t access the video via the link (sorry I couldn’t attach it either).

http://www.anda.jor.br/15/10/2012/video-mostra-cao-sendo-abandonado-no-meio-da-rua

There are some real f-ing shits that live in this world, no compassion or conscience they care about nothing & know one, except themselves, their cars, their possessions etc.” 

“I would rather live in a f-ing shed with my animals & have a heart bursting  full of compassion, empathy & love for all sentient beings; than anything else in the world, thank you! 

“Nothing justifies abandoning an animal to fend for itself; absolutely nothing & no excuses for doing so either!”

However, I am showing it in case anyone recognises the car or the dog. Has a neighbour, who’s dog that looks like the one on the video; i.e. a German Shepherd mix, vanished? Perhaps someone may note the place where it happened, if so, could be that the dog is in the towns animal shelter or that some kind soul offered it a home…I just want to know it’s ok!!

“Which ever is the case, I have been praying very hard that the dog is ok; it would be amazing if someone could tell us how & where the dog is!. The thought of it being hit by a car & laying in a ditch, or starving to death, is just too much to bear; so I’m trying to remain positive…I’m also praying that the car following actually caught up with the car who ditched the dog & got his licence plate for the police! “

Page source:-http://www.anda.jor.br/15/10/2012/video-mostra-cao-sendo-abandonado-no-meio-da-rua

GRAPHIC VIDEO – Dog Raped – Died – Internal Organs Ruptured

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“Jxxxxs Fxxxxxg Cxxxxt…I can hardly write for my tears…I hope the SOB suffers for what he has done & the mother….every day the news gets worse!!”

Portugal

“I have searched for hours & can’t find any further information on this horrific case, what you see is all I can find, the petition bit! So I have wrote to the petition author to see if he/she can give me more details, as to who this Alex is. I really, really want to find out who this ALEX pig is, & where he lives…this incident can’t just be left…for the sake of the dog, I will keep on looking. Her rapists must pay for what he has done! 

“If you wish to watch the video, it’s not as bad as I thought, I’ve seen worse… however, seeing any animal in pain isn’t pleasant. Its mainly the vets talking to a lady (I presume the lady who rescued Gina) for a long time, whilst the dog stands on the table….when the vets put latex gloves on, that’s the cue to look away, or when the camera goes toward the dog’s tail. Gina’s uterus appears to have prolapsed or ruptured, I can’t help wondering how long ago it happened; because there is no bodily fluid or blood!

“I can’t believe they were sort of looking & touching which was obviously painful for Gina, but they didn’t give the dog any pain medication or fluids, unless they did after the camera was turned off.”

“Obviously the whole video is in Portuguese I think, I would be eternally grateful if anyone could translate a script of what is being said in the video? Perhaps then we may have more leads to find this ALEX and get him sent down for a long time…along with his mother, the bitch, she knew what was happening but did nothing!”

“Please sign the petition for Gina’s sake…30,182 people have already signed”

Raped so many times she died of internal organs being ruptured etc. The bastard that did has not been punished yet!”

PETITION LETTER – Translated

To: City of Pelotas

Gina was a little puppy kept in captivity to satisfy the sexual needs of his “owner”, Alex. Despite several appeals to animal protection agencies Gina was never rescued, until a protective, tired of witnessing the situation and never get a response from agencies that should be responsible rescued the dog and took her to the vet.

Unfortunately Gina died that night, the victim of countless rapes, sexual organs with completely torn and exteriorized.

Frigate resident in the neighbourhood  street Dom Luis Nadal, number 79, the rapist Alex goes unpunished! It is worth noting that the boy’s mother knew everything and claimed that the dog “screamed in cheek” when referring to episodes of rape committed by the son!! 
WE WANT JUSTICE!!!!!!!

VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED
VIDEO OF GINA BEING EXAMINED AT THE VETS 

 

Published on 17 Sep 2012 by 

this video shows the pup gina who was sexually abused by his previous owner being examined by the vet after being rescued.

Fake meat: is science fiction on the verge of becoming fact?

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The race to make fake meat just got interesting. Two scientists on opposite sides of the world both claim to be on the verge of serving up the first lab-grown hamburger – and saving the planet in the process. The new reality is so close, you can almost taste it.

As mission statements go, it takes some beating. Scrawled on a whiteboard are the words: “We will change how the Earth looks from space!” It surpasses “Don’t be evil” (the motto of Google, just down the road), and in terms of hubris it trumps even that of Facebook (also just round the corner): “Move fast and break things!

In this anonymous laboratory on a low-rise industrial estate in Menlo Park, 40km south of San Francisco, there is a whiff of revolution in the air. There is a whiff of madness, too, but after a few hours in the company of the man leading this intriguing Silicon Valley startup, one begins to wonder if it is the rest of the world that is insane.

Professor Patrick Brown could easily be taken for a deranged visionary. He is intense, driven and unfazed by critics and rivals. This 57-year-old ultra-lean, sandal-wearing, marathon-running vegan wants to stop the world eating meat. Not through persuasion or coercion, but by offering us carnivores something better for the same price or less.

The fake meat business has been around for decades, of course, but it has never really taken off. That is because the products out there, usually based on some sort of reconstituted soy or fungal gloop, taste as disgusting as they look. They are usually expensive as well.

But the meat-fakers say they are on the verge of a breakthrough, that there is a real possibility that a new era of fake meat – nutritious, cheap and indistinguishable from the real thing, made either of synthesised animal tissue or derived from plant material – may be upon us.

Brown a specialist in the genetics of cancer, is a tenured Stanford University molecular biologist, a member of the National Academy and the founder of a non-profit academic publisher. For two years, he has been working on creating synthesised meat and dairy products. “I have zero interest in making a new food just for vegans,” Brown says. “I am making a food for people who are comfortable eating meat and who want to continue eating meat. I want to reduce the human footprint on this planet by 50%.”

What Brown is talking about is a revolution that will remake our relationship with our planet, and with our fellow animals.

Eating meat is bad for the environment, of that there is no doubt. And the moral arguments against killing animals are compelling. Humans currently slaughter about 1,600 mammals and birds every second for food – that is half a trillion lives a year, plus trillions more fish, crustaceans and molluscs. The total biomass of all the world’s livestock is almost exactly twice that of humanity itself. And while crops that feed people cover just 4% of the Earth’s usable surface (land that is not covered by ice or water, or is bare rock), animal pastureland accounts for a full 30%. Our meat, in other words, weighs twice as much as we do and takes seven times as much land to grow.

Read the rest of this interesting article:http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/jun/22/fake-meat-scientific-breakthroughs-research?utm_source=Sightline+Newsletters&utm_campaign=9d81e99d34-SightlineDaily&utm_medium=email

Charles Town exotic cat owner charged with animal cruelty for abandonment

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Charles Town Police Department on Friday announced thatRyan Houde, the owner of ten exotic cats found in a vacant home at 51 Shutt Court in Charles Town, W. Va. has been charged with ten counts of animal cruelty. Nine Savannah cats and one Serval were living in filth and excrement.

Owner and breeder of exotic cats Ryan Houde was charged with animal cruelty for abandoning 10 cats in his home.

The neglected animals were found in May when a man who was checking on the house went into the basement and thought he spotted either a cheetah or a leopard. The house was reported to be in the process of foreclosure and appeared to have been abandoned.

Houde, 28 turned himself into authorities on June 5 and was released in lieu of $7500 bond.

According to a Google website Houde, 28 owns Shutt Court Savannahs, and sells kittens and breeder cats for prices ranging from $750 to $1500. It appears several kittens were recently sold.

Servals are medium-sized African wild cats often recognized by their boldly spotted coats. Females can range in weight from 15 to 26 pounds while males can weigh from 20 to 40 pounds. According to Wikipedia, the cats are nocturnal, solitary and can leap up to 12 feet horizontally from a stationary position to precisely land on their prey.

Servals are commonly used to breed with domestic cats to produce Savannah cats.

One Savannah cat was euthanized because it bit one of the officers. The rest have been turned over to the East Coast Exotic Animal Rescue in southern Pennsylvania. The organization is a sanctuary for displaced exotic animals. You can follow the organization on their Facebook page by clicking here.

Video & News Link:-http://www.examiner.com/article/charles-town-exotic-cat-owner-charged-with-animal-cruelty-for-abandonment

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