Pathologist suspects people killed 50 seals on P.E.I.: Necropsy Confirms Seals Bludgeoned To Death

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A gruesome discovery of over 50 dead and bloodied Grey Seals at Murray Harbour has sparked international outrage with demands that the perpetrator/s be brought to book.

Please sign the petition below & read the details of the Necropsy; the human animals that did this brutal slaughter, must pay!

A P.E.I. wildlife pathologist says he suspects that people are behind the deaths of more than 50 grey seals that washed up in Murray harbour last weekend.

Fisheries officers have sent samples of the dead animals to a wildlife pathologist at the Atlantic Veterinary College. (Name withheld by request)

Pierre-Yves Daoust, a wildlife pathologist with the University of Prince Edward Island, says students from the school found the seals on the province’s eastern shore Saturday, just a day after seeing them healthy in the same area.

He says he suspects the seals were killed by people as they were found with wounds on their bodies, but he is carrying out necropsies to rule out the possibility of infections or other natural causes of death.

Daoust, who works at UPEI’s Atlantic Veterinary College, says it would be highly unusual to have such a large number of seals die so quickly of natural causes.

He says the results will be passed on to investigators with the Fisheries Department in about a week.

News Link:-http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/story/2013/01/29/pei-cp-seals-dead-follow-584.html

Justice for the seals bludgeoned to death at Prince Edward Island

Postmortem results conducted by wildlife pathologist Dr. Pierre-Yves Daoust confirm that the seals, many of them still nursing and just a few weeks old, were bludgeoned to death by having their skulls smashed in with a blunt object. Several seals managed to survive this savage and unprovoked attack only to suffer further agony by freezing to death.

We are offering a R5 000.00 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator/s.

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 Thank you for your support. Please sign below & get justice for the lives so heinously killed!

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Please, watch this alluring video & listen to the beautiful voice of my dear sister & animal warrior: Louise Du Toit; who advocates for all Gods creatures through her inspiring lyrics & angelic voice!

Louise du Toit – Save the Seals

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SAVE THE SEALS: May this video touch the hearts of those who are still not aware of the senseless and brutal killing of seals all over the world and convince them to raise their voices AGAINST this unforgivable and utterly atrocious practice of heartless humans! Like ALL living beings on earth, seals deserve to LIVE their lives in peace and harmony, without humans interfering and destroying them for their own egoistic gain. 

The song, “Alright”, is written and performed by Louise du Toit and arranged by Louise du Toit, Spiros Papaspirou and Edmund Diolulu, with lyrics by Louise du Toit. “Alright” was produced at Horizon Studios in Athens and the digital mastering was done at Abbey Road Studios in London. Video produced and created by Louise du Toit in Greece, 2010. This video was made as a contribution to the salvation of seals, for nonprofit educational purposes, without any intention of commercial advantage or private financial gain. There is no intention of copyright infringement either.

Human Branding To Protest Animal Cruelty

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ANIMAL rights activists in Britain plan to brand themselves in a painful public protest against the dairy industry.

Volunteers will line up to be scarred for life by a searing hot iron in a symbolic act against cruelty which they claim plagues the global dairy sector.

“If one person goes away and researches a vegan lifestyle because of this it will have been worth it,” demonstration organiser Becky Folkard, 34, told Britain’s Daily Mirror newspaper.

“We’re taking a huge risk because so many people will see what we’re doing as extreme but in the past you had suffragettes, which was hugely controversial.”

Ms Folkard, who will not be branded herself, said two women and a man had so far volunteered to be branded, to object to the dairy industry which she described as an “animal holocaust”.

 On March 21 in London the trio will be permanently marked with the number 269, which represents the ear tag sequence on calves featured in a pro-animal film documentary.

A similar protest has already been staged in Israel, the Mirror reported.

News Link:-http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/breaking-news/human-branding-to-protest-animal-cruelty/story-e6freoo6-1226558573507

Mother and daughters starved Staffordshire bull terrier until it was so hungry it ate its own bed

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  • RSPCA inspector could see the animal‘s hips, ribs and spine protruding
  • Dog called Akita was caged in a room surrounded by its own faeces
  • The dog digested its bed which was made of plastic

A mother and her two daughters starved a Staffordshire bull terrier until it was so hungry it was forced to eat its own bed.

Diane Martin, 55, Amy Martin, 21, and Chloe Martin, 22, kept the dog, Akita, caged in a room surrounded by its own faeces.

The dog was discovered emaciated and with overgrown claws in September last year by the RSPCA.

A mother and her two daughters starved a Staffordshire bull terrier, pictured, until it was so hungry it started to eat its own bed. Pictured is the caged room where the dog was kept and the bed made of plastic which has been bitten into

It had been digesting its own bed – which was made of plastic – and plastic was found to be in its faeces.

Inspector Virgina Ross visited the family home in Tottenham, north London, to check on the pet’s condition.

She found a baby gate had been placed across the door of the room to prevent the dog from escaping from the foul-smelling room.

Ms Ross could see the animal’s hips, ribs and spine protruding from underneath its fur, Highbury Corner Magistrates heard.

An RSPCA inspector discovered Akita, pictured, emaciated and with overgrown claws in September last year

Prosecutor Mark Jones said: ‘It was frantic to get out of the room. There was child gate across the door which the dog was trying to climb over.’

He added that there was a soiled bed for the dog in the middle of the room which was covered in faeces, and that there was no clean space for the animal to get some respite.

Chloe told the inspector that Akita had belonged to her sister’s ex-boyfriend and that he had left it with them.

She admitted that she had been concerned about the conditions it was being kept in, saying: ‘I wouldn’t like to live like that.’

Mr Jones said the intention had been to sell the animal which had been looked after before Amy and her boyfriend split up.

The defendants then ‘turned a blind eye’ to Akita’s care and neglected her for a month until she was taken away by Ms Ross on September 18.

A forensic veterinary surgeon examined the dog and found that she weighed just 5.7kg – almost half her normal body weight.

He added that the dog was so desperate to find food that it had started trying to digest her bed. Mr Jones said: ‘Whilst at the surgery the animal was passing plastic in its faeces.

‘What the vet is saying is that this dog was eating abnormal matter. It is a common finding in dogs that have been deprived an adequate diet and were so hungry they would eat anything.

It doesn’t get any worse than that.’ He added: ‘Quite frankly, if left any longer the dog might have died.’ By November last year, Akita’s body weight had increased to 10.65 kilos and she has a new owner.

Sisters: Amy Martin, left, and Chloe Martin, right, who both had a duty to care for the dog

Addressing Amy Martin, chair of the bench Anita Morgan said: ‘We find in this that you were the most culpable.

‘This was a dog that was left in your care, but you were already a dog owner, so you understand about dogs.

‘You purposefully treated this dog in an appalling way while looking after another dog.’

Ms Morgan told Chloe and Diane Martin that although they also had a duty to care for Aikita, the bench did not feel they had been primarily responsible.

Amy was sentenced to 12 weeks imprisonment, suspended for a year, and ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work.

She was also banned from owning or keeping a dog for five years.

Chloe, who is four months pregnant, was given a 12 month community order and made subject to an 8pm to 6am electronically monitored curfew for eight weeks.

Their mother was given a 12 month community order and ordered carry out 150 hours of unpaid work.

The mother and daughters,from Tottenham, each admitted one count of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal, and two of failing to fulfil the duties of a person responsible for an animal’s welfare.

They were each also ordered to pay £100 each towards court costs.

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Urgent Petition: Please Help Free The Beagles At AstraZeneca plc. Pharmaceutical Company

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Posting for & on behalf of my fellow animal warrior – Tony Zadel :-https://www.facebook.com/tony.zadel

VERY IMPORTANT

PLEASE SIGN & SHARE URGENTLY THE PETITION INSIDE THIS LINK !

 To FREE the BEAGLES at AstraZeneca . Thank you all!

ABOUT THIS PETITION:

AstraZeneca plc is a British-Swedish multinational pharmaceutical and biologics company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is the world’s fifth-largest pharmaceutical company measured by 2009 prescription drug sales (after Pfizer, Novartis, Sanofi, and GlaxoSmithKline) and has operations in over 100 countries, including research facilities in Södertälje, Sweden.

Like every pharmaceutical company, AstraZeneca conducts experiments on animals. According to AstraZeneca’s own website, in 2011 AstraZeneca has used approximately 398,000 animals, including those used by external contract research organisations on their behalf. Approximately 76% (302,480) were rodents, 22% (87,560) were fish and the remaining 2% (7,960) included chickens, dogs, rabbits, ferrets, primates, pigs, goats and sheep.In 2010, AstraZeneca “used” 429,000 animals and in 2009, 410,000 animals were “used” for the purpose of testings and experiments.

In February 2012, Swedish newspapers announced that Anglo-Swedish pharmaceuticals giant AstraZeneca is closing its research facilities in Södertälje, south of Stockholm, as part of a major restructuring, resulting in the loss of around 1,000 Swedish jobs. Over the past two years, the big pharmaceutical giant divested much of its operations in Sweden and this has also affected their laboratory facilities and experimental animal activities.

Since then, the future of the Beagles that are currently still being held in their kennels outside Örkelljunga, is uncertain given that the pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has consistently refused to give the dogs a chance of a new life, by releasing them into the care of skilled and engaged people who have offered to adopt them.

For additional information concerning this petition, please visit:http://www.occupyforanimals.org/astrazeneca-please-set-the-beagles-free.html

By signing our petition, the message that you can read below, will instantly be sent to the decision makers at AstraZeneca.

Subject: Please set the Beagles free!

Ladies and Gentlemen,

We have learned from the Swedish organisation Animal Rights Alliance, through their campaign “Låt Astrahundarna leva!” that the future of the experimental dogs that are currently still being held in your kennel in Rååhöjdens, outside Örkelljunga, is uncertain, given that you have consistently refused to give the dogs a chance of a new life by releasing them into the care of skilled and engaged people who have offered to adopt them.

We have also learned that – after reconsideration – you have scrapped your plans to kill these unfortunate dogs who were born into a life of over stimulation, abuse and exploitation, and that you intend to sell them to painful animal experiments in the UK instead.

We beg you to give these dogs THE chance of their life. Please set them free and give them in the care of the good people who have offered to adopt them so that they can experience the joy of having a loving family – something they have been deprived of their entire life.

Although unwillingly, these poor unfortunate souls have served you loyally until now. Please have mercy on them and set them free. They have suffered enough in your laboratories at the hands of your scientists; please let them live out the rest of their lives in peace, surrounded by the love of the caring families that await them.

The world is watching and is following your company’s decision in this matter. Please make the humane choice and show the world that you are capable of compassion, too.

We thank very much you in advance and we wish you, your loved ones, and the entire staff at AstraZeneca a very happy New Year.

Yours sincerely,

[Your name]

Please SIGN at the linkhttps://www.change.org/petitions/astrazeneca-please-set-the-beagles-free#share

And please SHARE this petition and information with us many as you can. Please help to get these unfortunate dogs released into a better life – into the arms of the loving families that await them.

MORE ACTIONS that you can take to help the Beagles:
In addition to signing the petition, you can also send a personal, polite message to AstraZeneca, at the following addresses:

kontakt@astrazeneca.com, IR@astrazeneca.com

and/or call AstraZeneca, asking that the dogs be released and not sent to vivisection.

Phone numbers:

+46 8 553 260 00
+46 8 553 260 20

In any case: PLEASE BE POLITE!

Thank you!

A message from Anna, Yes: For all Swedes and you near Sweden: you can contact Djurrättsalliansen to see if you can help more!

This is their FB-pagehttps://www.facebook.com/Djurrattsalliansen

U P D A T E:

Animal Rights Alliance (Djurrättsalliansen) has planned a demonstration to be held Saturday, January 5, 2013.
Location: Västrarp 108, 28691 Örkelljunga
Time: 14:00 – 16:00
FB-Event-pagehttps://www.facebook.com/events/441417629246155/

Swedish animal lovers and activists, please join the demonstration!

Posting for & on behalf of my fellow animal warrior –  Tony Zadel :-https://www.facebook.com/tony.zadel

British army dog joins list of animal war heroes

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British soldiers and military dogs gathered at a London army barracks to honour a fallen hero with selfless courage, nerves of steel – and four legs.

Lance Corporal Liam Tasker and his Springer spaniel mix Theo. Photo / AP

Theo, a bomb-sniffing springer spaniel who died in Afghanistan on the day his soldier partner was killed, was posthumously honoured with the Dickin Medal, Britain’s highest award for bravery by animals.

Theo worked alongside Lance Cpl. Liam Tasker, searching for roadside bombs in Helmand province, a Taliban stronghold.

Tasker, 26, died in a firefight with insurgents in March 2011, and Theo suffered a fatal seizure hours later. Tasker’s mother, Jane Duffy, says the pair were inseparable. She’s convinced Theo died of a broken heart.

They’ll be watching us, and they’ll be so proud,” she said. “I just wish they were here to get it themselves.”

Since 1943, the Dickin Medal has recognised gallantry by animals serving with the military, police or rescue services. Some of these animal heroes:

CANINE COMMANDOS

Theo is the 28th dog to receive the medal, awarded by animal charity PDSA and named for its founder, Maria Dickin.

One of the earliest winners was Rip, a mongrel found abandoned in a bomb shelter and adopted by a London air raid warden. He was credited with finding more than 100 people trapped in rubble by German bombs during the 1940 Blitz.

Another World War II hero was Rob, a collie who joined British commandos in more than 20 parachute operations behind enemy lines in North Africa and Italy. His medal citation said that “his presence with these parties saved many of them from discovery and subsequent capture or destruction”.

Dogs have also been honoured for service in Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan and during terrorist attacks.

After the September 11 attacks, Apollo, a New York Police Department German shepherd, received the medal on behalf of all search and rescue dogs at the sites in New York and Washington, “for tireless courage in the service of humanity”.

WINGED WARRIORS

Pigeons’ homing instinct makes them excellent messengers, and more than 200,000 served with British forces during World War II. Some 32 were awarded the Dickin Medal for carrying back vital information from the frontline.

Feathered medal-winners include Gustav, a pigeon serving with the Royal Air Force, “for delivering the first message from the Normandy Beaches from a ship off the beach-head” on June 6, 1944, the day of the D-Day landings.

GI Joe, a member of the US Army Pigeon Service, was honoured for flying 32km in 20 minutes with a message that stopped US planes bombing an Italian town occupied by British troops in October 1943, saving the lives of at least 100 Allied soldiers and many civilians.

HEROIC HORSES

Upstart, a London police horse, is one of three equine recipients of the medal.

He was honored for a World War II incident in which a German flying bomb exploded 75 yards away, “showering both horse and rider with broken glass and debris”.

Despite this, “Upstart was completely unperturbed and remained quietly on duty with his rider,” controlling traffic until calm was restored.

A FEARLESS FELINE

Only one cat has ever received the Dickin Medal.

Simon, a Royal Navy ship’s mascot, was honoured for his service on HMS Amethyst, a ship shelled by Chinese Communist forces on the Yangtze River in 1949.

Despite being seriously wounded by shrapnel, Simon returned to his rat-killing duties aboard the damaged ship, which was trapped for months in Chinese waters.

“Throughout the incident his behaviour was of the highest order,” the citation said.

Simon and the ship’s crew were greeted as heroes when they made it back to England, but the cat died weeks before he was due to receive his medal.

News Link:-http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10843130

Cane rat meat ‘sold to public’ in Ridley Road Market

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Cane rats and “shocking” quantities of illegal and “potentially unsafe” meat have been sold to the public in east London, BBC London has found.
Secret filming showed meat that broke food safety laws being prepared. 
BBC London’s Guy Lynn spoke to chartered environmental health consultant Dr Yunes Teinaz, environmental health officer Paul Povey and African Health Policy Network chief Francis Kaikumba.

Cane rats and “shocking” quantities of illegal and “potentially unsafe” meat have been sold to the public in east London, a BBC London undercover investigation has found.

Secret filming in one of the capital’s busiest food markets has revealed butchers and food stores prepared to sell large quantities of meat that break food safety laws.

West African and environmental health officer sources told the BBC the Ridley Road Market, in Dalston, was a known hotbed of illicit meat activity, including sales of illegal “smokies”, a delicacy made by charring sheep or goat with a blow torch.

Yet a Freedom of Information request to Hackney Council reveals the last enforcement visits to premises concerning illegal meat in the whole borough took place in 2009.

“This is shocking, I am just so shocked to see so much of it,” said Paul Povey, one of the UK’s leading experts in meat hygiene and inspections and a member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, who examined the meat for the BBC.

It’s all illegal and hasn’t undergone health control, hasn’t been inspected and may well be contaminated.

“You’ve got to wonder about the contamination level of this meat that anyone’s bringing into their kitchens.”

Hackney Council said it had only received one complaint of illegal meat being sold since 2009 which was not proven.

The practice of creating “smokies” is outlawed under UK and European food laws amid fears about public safety and animal welfare.

It has also been linked to mafia-style gangs in Wales who steal sheep and goats, slaughtering them in unlicensed abattoirs.

Dr Yunes Teinaz, a chartered environmental health practitioner, said: “Behind the underground trade in smokies are criminals who don’t observe the law and are just after financial gain.

“It is disgusting and outrageous that the local authorities don’t take action and remove this meat from the human food chain.”

One Hackney butcher, who was secretly filmed selling a BBC researcher quantities of the illicit meat, said: “Don’t tell anyone, otherwise there will be trouble.”

Two African food stores have sold bush meat such as “grass cutter” or cane rats, which are described as having been imported from Ghana where they are a delicacy.

‘Collapsing a business’

The trade in bush meat is a persistent problem for the UK authorities with illegal meat products smuggled in by passengers in ferry terminals and airports.

The Food Standards Agency says there are worries that bush meat could be of serious risk to both those who eat it and to others from contamination.

There is no suggestion that every butcher and food shop on the Ridley Road Market is prepared to deal in illegal meat.

Confronted with BBC London’s evidence, Islam Halal Meat; Punjab Halal Meat and Fish and Dalston Butchers denied they were selling illegal meat.

The manager of Great Expectations, a food store which sold two Ghanaian rats to the undercover BBC researcher, said: “I don’t sell rats, I never sell rats, I don’t sell rats.

“I don’t have any rats, why you come to video me?”

The manager of Adom Trading, another shop that sold bush meat described as a Ghanaian “grass cutter” rat, also denied selling it.

“What you are saying is a lie, a 100% lie, I don’t sell rats.

You are collapsing a business, do you know how much it costs us to pay the business rates?”

Councillor Feryal Demirci, Hackney Council’s Cabinet Member for Safer Neighbourhoods, said: “Hackney Council’s team of Environmental Health Officers make regular visits and inspections of over 1,000 businesses across the borough, including those on Ridley Road.

Since 2009, we have only received a single complaint regarding the sale of illegal meat, which upon investigation was inconclusive.

“However, we take all complaints seriously and we will always investigate fully. Now that we have received some information from the BBC we will look into this and take the appropriate action.”

News Link:-http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-19622903

 

South Korean tradition of eating dog meat to beat the heat draws international criticism

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  • Known as ‘Bok-Nal’, South Koreans eat dog meat during the hottest days of summer because they believe it increases their stamina
  • Animal rights activists staged international protests against the tradition
  • The activists claim that the animals are kept in cramped cages and are slaughtered in cruel ways
  • Seoul is experiencing the hottest summer since 1994

    Don’t eat: 2.5 million dogs are killed each year for consumption according to animal rights group In Defense of Animals. The protestors’ signs read ‘Don’t eat dog meat’

The South Korean belief that eating dog helps beat the heat in the summer months has angered animal rights activists around the world.

Worldwide anger: Animal rights activists staged protests around the world including Bangkok, Thailand where this woman painted her face and stood in front of the South Korea embassy, placard in hand

Known as ‘Bok-Nal’, the dog eating days, it is a ritual celebrated by South Koreans where dog meat is eaten to increase stamina during the hottest days of the year.

To coincide with the tradition, animal rights activists staged protests around the world today, packing into wired cages in various locations including in front of the South Korean embassies in Seoul, London and America.

While dog meat is consumed throughout the year, during Bok-Nal South Koreans consume more to combat the heat.

Dog meat restaurants in Seoul say they served more customers than usual today.

 Animal rights group In Defense of Animals (IDAUSA) said dogs and cats are kept in cramped, filthy cages and slaughtered in unimaginable ways as part of the $2 billion dog and cat meat industry.A statement on their website said: ‘Two and a half million South Korean dogs are electrocuted, hanged, or beaten to death each year.

‘The dogs are slaughtered in unimaginable ways: electrocuted, hanged, and even beaten to death, because of the prevailing myth that the greater the suffering the more tender and tastier the meat, and that the mythical health properties are enhanced.

Thousands of cats are also eaten in soups and ‘tonics’.

IDAUSA said: ‘Cats are often bludgeoned and thrown into boiling water while still alive.’

According to Yonhap news agency, Seoul is experiencing the longest period of time with temperatures above 35 degrees Celsius since 1994.

News Link:- http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2184956/Eating-dog-South-Korea-angers-animal-rights-activists-international-protests.html#ixzz22u7vqMBI

Petition: Stop The Torture And Consumption Of Dogs And Cats In South Korea:-https://secure2.convio.net/ida/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=1533

Care2 Petition:http://www.thepetitionsite.com/6/stop-the-dog-meat-trade-in-korea/

Petition to stop killing dogs:http://www.uniteddogs.com/stopkillingdogs/

Related Contains videos – viewer discretion is advised:-https://preciousjules1985.wordpress.com/2012/03/19/eating-dogs-and-cats-their-pain-their-torture-your-plate/

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