Slightly Graphic video; Animals Asia: Anger and sorrow as 13 more bears die in Halong

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 “This is cruel, despicable, illegal & heartbreaking. Caught & imprisoned from cub to adult in tiny rusty cages; their world is one of pain, irritation, infection, teeth pulling & repulsive food; literally going stir crazy!! They simply won’t know what it is like to live as a wild bear should, with fresh air, lush grass & trees etc. They can not be returned to the wild as they simply wouldn’t be able to survive; having been kept a prisoner most of their pitiful lives!. Although the video documentary is 43 minutes long, I urge you to watch it, see how Animal Asia started undercover investigation to save these sentient beings. It is hard to imagine how these beautiful bears can still be bought or caught, entrapped some wear a metal jacket around them, with a tube constantly fixed; to extract bile. But it’s not just bile, parts of the bear can also be acquired; the farmers will make money dead or alive.  Public demand warrants this abuse; even though there are now synthetic bear bile products, there is no need for these bears to live & die in a cage; in constant pain. These bears need to be rescued so please help by signing the petition at the end of this blog & share amongst your social media friends etc.”

29 January 2015

Thirteen more bears have died at Cau Trang Bear Farm in Halong Bay, Vietnam bringing the total death toll since November last year to 18.

PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION BELOW

It leaves Cau Trang bear bile farm – at the centre of an international campaign demanding permission to rescue the bears – with only nine remaining bears. The campaign had been backed by over 80,000 animal lovers including celebrities such as Ricky Gervais, Dame Judi Dench, Stephen Fry and Olivia Newton-John.

In the two months since Animals Asia inspected three farms in the vicinity of the World Heritage Site, 26 of the 49 moon bears – a protected species – are said to have died leaving just 23 alive in Halong City.

(Some scenes are graphic) Although this video is long, please watch it to understand what happens to these poor bears & how Animal Asia came about to rescue them!

“Published on 13 Sep 2012

Watch the hard-hitting, undercover documentary showing the brutality of the bear bile industry across China, which recently won a top award at the Fifth China Ya’an International Panda, Animals and Nature Film Week. The documentary was made by three independent film-makers who devoted four years to its production, visiting small and large bear bile farms, revealing “legal” farms with conditions that are clearly breaking current regulations for such farms in China.”

Having previously focussed just on Cau Trang Farm, Animals Asia is now pressing the Vietnamese government to allow it to bring all 23 remaining bears in the Halong City area to its Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre in nearby Tam Dao.

The latest news has left Animals Asia staff devastated and angry that bears have been allowed to die when an offer for their rescue remains on the table.

Authorities, concerned that the bears are being slaughtered for parts for use in traditional medicine have also ordered that TV cameras cover their burial – as interest in the case continues to grow in Vietnam.

Animals Asia’s Vietnam Director Tuan Bendixsen said:

“The eyes of the country are now on Quang Ninh province and the relevant authorities to see that right course of action is taken. We cannot be sure of the exact details surrounding the bears’ deaths but we can say the farmer chose to let them die. We offered to treat the animals and the offer was rejected. It was the farmer who took the decision to let the animals die. It was a conscious choice. We can only speculate as to his motives.”

The Central Forest Protection Department (FPD) has informed Animals Asia that it is urgently requesting the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) form an investigation team.

The team, expected to include representatives from Central FPD, CITES and MARD’s Nature Conservation Department, would travel to Quang Ninh province to investigate the exact causes of death, whether the correct procedures were followed to dispose of the bodies and to ascertain how the remaining bears can be saved.

Animals Asia founder and CEO, Jill Robinson MBE, said:

“These deaths are utterly tragic and unnecessary. It’s heart breaking to learn that so many bears have spent years suffering on the farms, and have now needlessly died when there is a sanctuary ready and willing to give them the life they deserve just a few hours down the road.”

“Through the increased local coverage of the deaths of these bears, Vietnam is seeing the reality and brutality of bear bile farming. While their deaths have shone a spotlight on the industry in Vietnam, there was no need for them to die at all.”

“There have been enough delays and we’ve seen what that has achieved. The time has come to act, and act now. We are beseeching the authorities – let us save the remaining Halong Bay bears before it’s too late.”

Nearly 2,000 bears remain in cages in Vietnam being farmed for their bile for use in traditional medicine – despite the practice being made illegal. Bear bile farming technically became illegal in 1992 when Ministry of Forestry approval became necessary to keep bears. In 2002, bears came under CITES group I, making their exploitation strictly illegal. However it wasn’t until 2005 that the first species-specific regulations were enacted.

Animals Asia has rescued over 500 bears from bear bile farming as part of its work to end bear bile farming in China and Vietnam.

HELP US SAVE THE HALONG BAY BEARS

Emaciated, missing limbs, some near blind, others with open wounds, all starving – these are the animal collateral of Vietnam’s cruel bear bile industry.

Help us force the farmer who profited for years from these poor bears to hand them over to Animals Asia for urgent medical care and rehabilitation.

Sign the petition and ask the Vietnamese government to remove the bears from the farm so Animals Asia can give them the care they deserve.

Animals Asia was founded in 1998 and is devoted to ending the barbaric practice of bear bile farming and improving the welfare of animals in China and Vietnam.

PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION:- http://halong.animalsasia.org/savehalongbears/

NEWS LINK:- https://www.animalsasia.org/uk/media/news/news-archive/anger-and-sorrow-as-13-more-bears-die-in-halong.html

The ISSUES ABOUT BEAR BILE FARMING

More than 10,000 bears – mainly moon bears, but also sun bears and brown bears – are kept on bile farms in China, and just under 2,000 in Vietnam. The bears are milked regularly for their bile, which is used in traditional medicine.

Bile is extracted using various painful, invasive techniques, all of which cause massive infection in the bears. This cruel practice continues despite the availability of a large number of effective and affordable herbal and synthetic alternatives.

Most farmed bears are kept in tiny cages. In China, the cages are sometimes so small that the bears are unable to turn around or stand on all fours. Some bears are put into cages as cubs and never released. Bears may be kept caged like this for up to 30 years. Most farmed bears are starved, dehydrated and suffer from multiple diseases and malignant tumours that ultimately kill them.

“PLEASE DO WHATEVER YOU CAN TO HELP SAVE THE REMAINING BEARS! “

News Link:https://www.animalsasia.org/uk/our-work/end-bear-bile-farming/

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Germany Weighs Bestiality Ban Amid Rise of Pet Porn, Animal Brothels

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“My apologies if some sentences are a bit disjointed, not had a great week pain wise, so full of morphine; I hope you can understand my waffling’s!!

Animal-rights activists are pushing Berlin lawmakers to outlaw sex with animals, as zoophiles there test the bounds of interspecies relations. Their issue: Can a pet give consent? “No it can’t, & its bloody absurd to think it can! Just because a dog will let you touch its private parts, or a male horse stand with its penis out (which they all do), it is not an invitation to have sex with them! I don’t care what their excuses are – bestiality is non consensual by definition, because animals lack the capacity to give consent; just as there are no real statistics, of how many people are into bestiality, since an animal can not report the crime either!!”

What happens behind closed doors may be nobody’s business. But when they are barn doors, it is an entirely different matter—especially in Germany, where lawmakers will vote Dec. 14 on a controversial bestiality law that could make having sex with animals a crime.

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The root of the problem? An increasing number of erotic “touching” zoos and pet pornography that animal-rights activists say is abusive and degrading to animals because they are not consenting partners. “This kind of animal abuse is on the rise,” says activist Madeleine Martin, who is working to make the practice illegal in Germany. “There are even animal brothels in Germany.” “The internet has also given free speech to such people; with hundreds of sites where zoophiles can exchange story’s etc. Along with a million dollar industry that churns out sickening videos & images of sexual animal abuse with!”

“The thought of how many animals are injured or indeed killed, in the making of such videos is gut wrenching; which is why such sites should be shut down by law. One can’t charge someone with a crime, if that crime is freely being flaunted on-line; the sites & those promoting them should also be prosecuted…we have to protect the animals in every way we can!”

When one thinks of bestiality—which we assume is rarely if ever—any number of sheep and kitty wisecracks may come to mind. But zoophilia, as the practice of sex with animals is officially called, is not as rare as one might think. Zoophiles or zoosexuals tend to favour dogs, cats, and monkeys as mutual sex partners, but according to the entirely NSFW pro-zoophilia website zoophile.net dolphins, horses, goats, and pigs are also fair game. “How can anyone, justify having sexual relations with any of these animals??”

A preference for zoological affection is considered a lifestyle choice by those who quite literally “love” their animals, and the pets are often involved in sex acts between heterosexual and homosexual couples. There are also a number of beast brothels or “erotic petting zoos” in Germany, where paying customers can enjoy sex with any number of animals in a controlled environment or, in some cases, voyeurs can watch the acts in progress. “That, to any normal thinking human…it just totally sickening! Along with the very real chance of sexual diseases that can be transferred between the zoophiles & their human partners; these places are a haven for criminals into all manner of things!”

 “There are increasing reports that suggest people who abuse animals (yes they are abusing the animal, it’s not love), particularly sexually, are highly likely to commit child abuse, both sexual & otherwise, as well as other violent crimes like rape & murder! So why the hell would anyone in their right mind allow such atrocities to be legal? One would never let, or trust a child rapist around your children… nor can one ever trust an animal rapist around your animals or your children!!”

Bestiality is not new. Cave drawings in Valcamonica in northern Italy dating back to 8,000 B.C. show a man and a deer in the act and ancient Greek and Egyptian texts clearly allude to carnal love between man and beast. The practice is addressed—and forbidden—in the Old Testament of the Bible. “We know it’s not new, but we live in the 21st century & have a better understanding of what is right & wrong…the people that did it then didn’t know any better, they were Neanderthals. If that is going to be used as an excuse to permit bestiality then one might also start burning witches at the stake, or throw Christians into a Roman arena to fight lions!”

Zoophilia is illegal in about a dozen U.S. states, punishable by fines and jail terms. There are a number of websites including pet-abuse.com that list alleged cases of abuse. It is also illegal in France, Switzerland, and the Netherlands, punishable by fines and the sequestration of the animals. It is strictly forbidden in most Asian countries as well. 

The act was punishable by life in prison in the United Kingdom until 2003, when the maximum term for animal sex was reduced to two years. The act was legalized in Germany in 1969 after being banned for nearly a century, following pressure by animal rights activists who pointed to a rise in animal injuriesWhen the December 14 vote passes, those caught engaging in zoophilia could be fined €250,000. “Never mind just a fine, they can pay that & be on to the next animal within weeks. These people don’t get better; because they don’t think there’s anything wrong with them to start with!  They will offend again and again if they are not stopped definitively, therefore sexual predators must face jail time”.

” Any & all bestiality sites on the internet should be illegal & shut down…if one takes away as much of the temptation as possible, it’s a start to ending this prolific & damaging act against natures sentient creatures. But we also need Animal Abuse Registers to keep tabs on those caught…just like the Sex Offenders Register…people have a right to know if a sexual animal abuser lives on their street!”

“We see animals as partners and not solely as vessels for gratification.”

But not everyone agrees that there should be a blanket law forbidding the practice. “There must be proof that the animals are harmed in the act to make this illegal,” Michael Kiok of German Zoophile Engagement for Tolerance and Information told The Daily Beast. He believes that the animals display satisfaction and are willing partners in most cases, and that arousal and sexual response they exhibit can be interpreted as consent. “We see animals as partners and not solely as vessels for gratification.” “In most cases?? I’ve said before, dogs might hump your leg but it doesn’t mean they want sex with a human, it’s just an instinct with them, they don’t get their penis out…I have female dogs that like to hump their cushions; but doing so, is not them consenting to, or wanting to be a willing partner in any sexual relation with a human!”

“The female anatomy & sexual organs of any species are built only for the opposite of that species, in terms of size & length!. I have seen horrifying images of female dogs that have been raped by human beings, they have literally been torn apart, from the outside in, with massive internal damage! I love all my animals with a great passion, probably more than I do humans; but when one of my dogs roll’s over for a tummy tickle, it doesn’t mean it’s consenting or wanting me to do anything other than tickle it’s tummy.

“Now, I feel I must mention this, in case you see anyone doing it & get the wrong end of the stick…don’t be shocked, but yes, I have touched the sheath & penis of all the male horses I have owned, & a few of my friends (only because they were scared of being kicked)…but certainly NOT in any way sexual!! All male horses need their sheaths & penis’ cleaned several times a year.  An accumulation of dirt and excretions called smegma builds up in the area, and must be removed. Mares experience the same affliction between their udders”.

“Now you may see a male horse rubbing his backside against a post or wall etc. this is not an invitation to get sexual with him; it’s probably because his sheath needs cleaning or he has worms etc.  It’s not a nice job, but it has to be done; I have been kicked so many times I have lost count! There is a pouch in the end of the penis that sometimes causes serious trouble because people simply do not know about it. It needs to be cleared out each time the sheath and penis are washed. Usually the pouch will have one or more small lumps of smegma in it. They are frequently shaped like a bean, so around here we call them peanuts, there about the same size, but I’ve seen some as large as walnuts.”

“Some horses will tolerate you washing the sheath & penis but they don’t all drop, which means you need to get your fingers in their & wash all the debris out, best done with a hose pipe & warm water. Other horses do not like their manhood being handled, so some need to be tranquillized, the obvious added bonus is that the penis usually drops, which is better for cleaning! So PLEASE…do not go running to the police if you see this being done, unless it’s someone you are sure isn’t doing it to keep the horse sheath area clean!”

A horse that has been cleaned regularly will stand quiet & usually drop! Nowhaving thought about this, it could be that some zoophiles get the wrong impression?? Horses that are just used to being touched around the sheath & penis for cleaning will usually drop; do zoophiles mistake this as a reaction to their stimulation, therefore thinking the horse is a willing partner for more than just washing? Are some horses tranquillized on purpose so they will drop; for the taking of bestiality pictures, or videos etc.?? It wouldn’t surprise me if they do, which is blatant sexual abuse!”

 Kiok, a zoophile, says the group will sue the German government if the law is enacted. He also argues that as long as other practices that inflict pain on beasts, such as castration of cattle and branding of horses, are legal, then sex with animals should not be forbidden. “Why is he comparing other practices of pain like castration to that of bestiality, it sounds like he is saying well if they can hurt animals for food, then we can hurt them for sex! I’m not sure if I’ve got my point across but I hope you understand what I mean!

He also points to the collection of animal sperm for artificial insemination in the agricultural industry as a comparable act, which he says is not addressed in the German draft law. “People have tried to create the false impression that we hurt animals,” he told Der Spiegel, explaining that animals are easier to understand than women.  “We don’t force them to do anything they don’t want to do.” “But they don’t have a voice! They can’t say… ‘No, I don’t want to, now piss off & leave me alone’… can they? 

News Link:-http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/12/01/germany-weighs-bestiality-ban-amid-rise-of-pet-porn-animal-brothels.html

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