Please Take Action to Help Sheep

As anyone who has visited my website will know I am very fond of sheep, one of the most gentle of animals on the planet. The shocking cruelty below sickens me, it is one of the many atrocities inflicted upon these defenceless animals, it is brutal and unnecessary and it has to stop. I say unnecessary but frankly there can never ever be any situation where any cruelty to any animal is necessary.

Please read on and take as many of the suggested actions as possible to bring an end to this horrifying inhumane treatment of sheep

Warning! Disturbing images of cruelty to these defenceless gentle animals

“Two years ago, PETA exposed Patagonia’s wool supplier for skinning sheep who were still alive. Once word got out, the brand stopped buying wool from that supplier and made a list of “stringent” standards for its new suppliers.

Yet once again PETA has exposed disturbing abuse connected to a Patagonia-approved wool producer.

Please read the following and send a message to tell retailer Patagonia to stop selling wool

Patagonia says its mission is to “cause no unnecessary harm,” so why is a wool supplier associated with whipping and mutilating pregnant sheep and forcing them to give birth in a freezing desert on its approved list?

PETA has exposed horrific cruelty at dozens of shearing operations around the world, and our most recent exposé of a Patagonia-approved wool supplier is further proof that any “rigorous” standards or “strong supplier partnerships” are meaningless.”

Shearers pulled heavily pregnant sheep into a trailer and onto the hard floor

In April 2017, PETA observers went to Utah to visit a shearing operation associated with Red Pine Land & Livestock, LLC, which was listed on the company’s website as an approved supplier until the day it saw PETA’s expose. Here’s what that looked like:

Please continue reading and send a message to tell Patagonia to drop all wool immediately!

https://campaigns.peta2.com/pregnant-sheep-whipped-mutilated-for-patagonia-approved-wool-supplier/?utm_campaign=0717%20patagonia%20approved%20wool%20supplier%20expose%20EA&utm_source=peta2%20E-Mail&utm_medium=Alert

Further action

Please consider contacting Patagonia in the following ways:

Corporate Office and Headquarters – Contact by post, a letter is often very effective,  e-mail or telephone

Patagonia Corporate Office Address

Patagonia International, Inc.
259 W Santa Clara Street
Ventura, California 93001

Contact Patagonia

Phone Number: (805) 643-6074

Fax Number: (805) 648-8020

Website: http://www.patagonia.com

Email: Email Patagonia  :
customer_service@patagonia.com

http://corporateofficehq.com/patagonia-corporate-office/

Send a tweet
@patagonia

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/PATAGONIA/

Please also take action if you have not already done so concerning Chilean sheep farms:

More Proof the Wool Industry Is HEARTLESS – warning distressing images. How people can be so cruel is beyond my comprehension. Just heartbreaking.

“The cruelty documented on these Chilean sheep farms is not unique, and similar abuses have been documented in the United States, Argentina, and Australia—the world’s largest wool exporter. Please, don’t forget the gentle sheep who suffer in the wool industry all around the world, and choose clothing that doesn’t contain wool. It’s easy to check the label, and if it says “Italian wool”—or any kind of wool—just leave it on the shelf.

Sign our petition urging Chilean officials to prosecute workers who cut into the necks of fully conscious sheep—without doing anything to minimize their pain—in apparent violation of Chile’s animal protection law.
https://campaigns.peta2.com/chile-wool-industry/#pledge       The link takes you straight to the petition 
There is more information at the beginning of the petition however the images included are extremely distressing.

Even in the most ideal situation sheep suffer from exploitation when they are farmed for their wool. The most effective way to bring an end to this aspect of cruelty to sheep is to stop buying wool.

Sheep are sentient beings. Like us they are mammals and like us they feel pain and suffer fear. 

In the articles below you can read about sentience in sheep and about the exploitation of these gentle animals.

Sentient Sheep: http://www.think-differently-about-sheep.com/Sentient%20sheep.htm

Factory Farming: Sheep http://www.think-differently-about-sheep.com/Animal-Rights-Sheep.htm

Please take action, send the PETA messages to retailer Patagonia and to Chilean officials and share widely and take as many of the other suggested actions as you can. There is a template message, edit with your own words if possible but if for some reason you cannot do this send it as it is. 

If you do not have a lot of time at least please send the PETA messages.

Please stop eating meat and wearing wool the most effective way to bring an end to cruelty to sheep.

Here is some light relief , enjoy a video showing lambs happy, well cared for and loved in a sanctuary

Related Links

The following link has more information about the exploitation of sheep and more actions you can take to being an end to their suffering and exploitation.

Help stop sheep cruelty
http://www.animalsaustralia.org/issues/stop-sheep-cruelty.php

Further information from PETA about the cruelty of shearing and the exploitation of sheep for their wool

What’s wrong with wearing wool?

“As with other industries where animals are raised for a profit, the interests of the animals used in the wool industry are rarely considered. “

Please continue reading
https://www.peta.org/about-peta/faq/whats-wrong-with-wearing-wool/

The following article shows that investigations by animal rights groups such as PETA are effective, however the best way to stop this cruelty is to STOP WEARING WOOL. Be aware that although this prosecution was successful many many similar cases of abuse go uninvestigated and unreported. As already mentioned even in ideal conditions of welfare sheep suffer, they suffer to provide you with a clothing material you now no longer need as synthetic materials are much better, more comfy, warmer and easier to care for.  Sheep also suffer to provide you with a food you do not need. At the end of the day most sheep are brutally slaughtered and most of your wool comes from slaughtered sheep.

Animal cruelty case against sheep shearers has changed industry forever, peak body says
http://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2017-03-01/sheep-shearers-plead-guilty-animal-cruelty-western-victoria/8314678

 

 

 

Help Stop Animal Experiments: Please Send Messages and Sign Petitions

“Atrocities are not less atrocities when they occur in laboratories and are called medical research.”
George Bernard Shaw

Scroll down for actions to take including petitions. If you don’t have time to read the information below please at least take some of the suggested actions to help stop the awful suffering inflicted on helpless animals in laboratories.

Recently I noticed the following disturbing article about animal testing which adds more support to the many reasons why this shocking cruelty to animals needs to end once and for all, forever. No exceptions, no excuses. The fact that still today we treat helpless innocent animals so appallingly shames us. There is not one country in the world that does experiment on animals. Yes there has been some progress such as the EU’s ban on cosmetic testing, but animals are still used in experiments and medical research and continue to be tested for cosmetics in many countries such as China and the USA.

According to the Huffington post there have been cases of cannibalism, drowning, starvation, pain and distress such as from the lack of anesthesia as a result of neglect by staff in laboratories in the UK. That is of course in addition to all the other horrors of vivisection which our government and others permit as routine and acceptable.

Cannibalism Among ‘Horrendous’ Cases of Animal Testing Neglect Revealed By Home Office Report

Mice who hadn’t been fed for up to four days ate each other.

Please read the complete article:
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/animal-testing-disasters-slammed-cruelty-free-international-home-office-report_uk_58947a98e4b0768562160bfc?utm_hp_ref=theresa-may

The answer of course to such neglect and harmful practices is to discontinue animal testing.

Note: “In 2015 there was a 7% rise in the number of experiments conducted on animals in the UK, which anti-vivisection campaigners said made a “mockery” of the government’s pledge to the ‘3Rs’ – replace, reduce and refine the use of animals in scientific research.”

“The number of completed animal experiments rose from 3.87 million in 2014 to 4.14 million the following year.”

That’s right in 2015 4.14 million animals suffered in ways unimaginable and died. That’s here in the UK alone! Each year, more than 100 million animals are killed in laboratories in the USA 

The use of animals in experiments including medical research should be banned entirely.

Animals have a right to their lives as we do. To an animal his or her life is important. Animals have a brain and a nervous system, so feel pain, experience fear and suffer much as we would if subjected to the same abuses.We have no right to use animals in this way, there is no ethical justification, there never will be.  We set ourselves above the other creatures with whom we share this planet, but in reality we are no better than any other animal, all animals wish to live, all animals try to avoid pain and suffering. All animal experimentation should come to an end, it’s barbarity at its worse, torture beyond our ability to imagine. Look at the picture of a rabbit at the beginning of the video below fitted with a cannulas, I have shown this before in a previous post because it is just so shocking.

The video below is difficult to watch. Vile wicked evil people, shame on them though I doubt they have the decency to feel shame, let alone compassion or empathy, – guilt also has no part to play in the lives of such callous unfeeling people.

Take Action

There are many petitions and other actions you can take to help bring an end to this form of suffering, here are just a few of them.

Please take as many of the actions below as you can to help save animals from the cruelty of vivisection ( animal experimentation)

From PETA

Send a message Victoria’s Secret

ANIMALS IN LABORATORIES NEED YOU!

SPEAK UP TO END EXPERIMENTS ON ANIMALS

Want to help the countless thousands of animals suffering in laboratories. Click the link below where you can send a message to Victoria’s Secret, which will be selling their products in China where tests on animals are required.

http://features.peta.org/stop-animal-testing/  Scroll down to send the mssage

Petitions

Tell Windex: Stop Animal Testing!  – The list of cruelty by S.C Johnson the makers of Windex in these experiments is utterly sickening

“Windex is a window cleaner company that is manufactured by S.C. Johnson. S.C. Johnson tests the ingredients in Windex on animals in experiments that often result in their death. Each year, more than 100 million animals are abused in the procedures and killed. Please sign this petition to refuse purchasing Windex because the company tests on animals!

S.C. Johnson’s use of animal experimentation is an unethical and inhumane practice where animals such as dogs, rabbits, birds, mice, and monkeys are forced to comply with painful experiments. Some methods that take place during animal testing include:

  • Pouring corrosive chemicals on their bare skin
  • Injecting chemicals into their eyes
  • Repeatedly force fed large substances
  • Forced inhalation of toxic gases”

Please read more, sign and share the petition:
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/637/327/302/?TAP=1007&cid=causes_petition_postinfo

Petition

Demand safer medicines, using better science than animal tests (*UK only*)

“Our medicines are killing us! Adverse drug reactions have reached epidemic proportions, sending a million Britons to hospital and killing more than 10,000 every year.

Currently, new medicines are approved for human testing on the basis of animal tests, as required by the government. But 9 out of 10 drugs fail in human trials because they are unsafe or ineffective, despite appearing safe and effective in animal tests.”

Read More and please sign

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/Safer-Medicines/  At the time of publishing this blog post there were 4,760 signatures, 10,000 are required, so please share widely

The above petition was set up by Safer Medicines: http://www.safermedicines.org/

Animal Defenders International

Immediate action needed to end the use of animals in experiments!

“I believe that it is wrong to carry out experiments on animals when there are better, safer and humane alternatives available.

I urge the government to take action immediately to replace the use of animals in research. Animal experiments are unreliable, unethical and unnecessary.”

Please read more and sign the petition.

https://www.ad-international.org/petitions/?a=sign&pid=4&l=UK  This petition may be signed by anyone worldwide.

Ongoing campaigns and organisations fighting to abolish vivisection

NEAVS

Lots of ideas from NEAVS (New England Anti-Vivisection Society)for ways to help animals suffering in labs
http://www.neavs.org/support/take-action

Home Page: http://www.neavs.org/

CARRE

Citizens for Alternatives to animal Research and Experimentation
http://www.caareusa.org/

National Anti-vivisection Society

Advancing Science Without Harming Animals.
Home Page: http://www.navs.org/

One Green Planet

5 Awesome Organizations Fighting to End Animal Testing
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/5-awesome-organizations-fighting-to-end-animal-testing/

Cruelty Free International
https://www.crueltyfreeinternational.org/

To finish do watch this moving video about rabbits rescued from a lab.

Six rabbits rescued from lab testing – Seis conejos rescatados de la experimentación animal

A couple of the bunnies are hesitant to leave the confines of the pet carrier, no doubt as a result of being imprisoned in a tiny cage they are not used to their freedom

Its good to know that there are people care about animals and that some abused animals find happiness, love and freedom.

Related Links

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/2015-animal-experiment-statistics-home-office-rise-in-animal-testing_uk_578f4136e4b0b545e5cbf920

5 Horrific Animal Experiments Happening NOW
http://www.peta.org/features/current-animal-experiments/  – There is suggested action you can take at the bottom of the webpage

Do Animals Die Differently in Organic Slaughter Houses?

Below is a guest post by the animal and human rights activist and supporter of free software Luis Leonel.

DO ANIMALS DIE DIFFERENTLY IN ORGANIC SLAUGHTERHOUSES?

The images filmed underground at the certified organic slaughterhouse of the commune Vigan in the Gard department in southern France, show the extreme violence in that animals are killed in the same way as in any standard abattoir.

For Nili Hadida, singer of the group Lilly Wood and the Prick who presents the video, “even in a slaughterhouse turned to organic, animals die in suffering. The happy meat does not exist.”

There are very few instances of suffering that can be compared with that which one of these innocent and defenseless animals suffer before dying in this and any slaughterhouse in order to satisfy the consumption of animal flesh by humans.

Warning: Graphic and extremely upsetting images 

Please sign the petition – Written in French please use Google or other translator.

http://www.l214.com/pages/2015/abattoir-made-in-france/

http://www.l214.com/enquetes/2016/abattoir-made-in-france/le-vigan/

 

 

 

Animal Abuser: Esperanza Aguirre

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Below is a guest post by the animal and human rights activist and supporter of free software Luis Leonel.

The Spanish aristocrat, politician and headhunter, ESPERANZA AGUIRRE, was President of the Community of Madrid from 2003 to 2012 for the corrupt right-wing Partido Popular (People’s Party) and now is the president of that party in Madrid and spokesperson of the Municipal People Group in the City of Madrid. She was even Minister of Education and Culture.

The woman is also a great supporter of animal cruelty in Spain, particularly of bullfighting. As president of Madrid, Aguirre financed bullfighting with public money and declared it of “cultural interest” as an argument to raise subsidies with money from the regional coffers. Only for 2012 her administration budgeted EUR 2.2 millions for “bullfighting affairs.”

In 2013, Esperanza Aguirre wrote “Los Toros” (“The bulls”), a mediocre article in Spanish language in which she glorifies bullfighting and for which she was awarded a prize of EUR 5.000 euros. In that article she says “the bull is the most beautiful animal in the world”. That is why the bull should be tortured and slaughtered Esperanza?

Also, she became the first Spanish woman to date to have been awarded an Honorary Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in February 2004. She, as her admired David Cameron, enjoys the bloody sport of fox hunting.

The video below shows Esperanza Aguirre watching two Spanish teenagers training in the Escuela de Tauromaquia de Madrid, one of the tauromachy schools she subsided when she was President of the Community of Madrid and continues to support. “Madrid is and will remain the world capital of bullfighting,” Aguirre wrote.

And you, Esperanza, are and will remain an animal abuser.
https://www.facebook.com/esperanzaaguirre/videos/10153302231399217/?pnref=story

ESPERANZA AGUIRRE WEBSITE
http://esperanza.ppmadrid.es/

ESPERANZA AGUIRRE ON FACEBOOK
https://www.facebook.com/esperanzaaguirre/?fref=ts

ESPERANZA AGUIRRE ON TWITTER
https://twitter.com/esperanzaguirre

“Los toros” (“The bulls”)
http://esperanza.ppmadrid.es/los-toros/

Read About Shocking Treatment of cows at Milk Supplier Daisy Farms and Sign Petition

“Cows are amongst the gentlest of breathing creatures; none show more passionate tenderness to their young when deprived of them; and, in short, I am not ashamed to profess a deep love for these quiet creatures.”
Thomas de Quincey

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“A spiked ring was fastened to this calf’s nostrils to prevent nursing. Rings were sometimes screwed on so tightly and left on for so long that they pierced the tissue between the nostrils.”

Please read the following from PETA. I cannot tell you how shocked I am. That poor calf in the above photo, how cruel, how inhumane to treat a living thinking sentient creature in such an appalling way. And that is not the worse of the treatment these helpless animals suffer at the hands of this milk supplier and no doubt many others. The treatment of these animals is heartbreaking.

Warning Images that some people will find upsetting both further down and also the video and graphics on the link to the petition which is a pledge to go Vegan:
http://investigations.peta.org/suffering-at-daisy-sour-cream-supplier/?utm_campaign=Daisy%20Investigation&utm_source=PETA%20E-Mail&utm_medium=Alert

PETA exposé

“The “best-cared for cows on the planet.” That’s the claim made by Daisy Farms, a milk supplier to Daisy Brand sour cream and cottage cheese—products that can be found in supermarkets all over the country (USA). Do conditions on the farm really live up to that claim?

Not according to two eyewitnesses who worked at the farm.

A PETA exposé reveals the hell on Earth experienced by cows in the dairy industry.

Cows were forced to stand and lie in their own waste. They were kicked, whipped, and jabbed with pens and a knife—even while they were in labor. Two cows with severe lacerations on their tails were not treated by a veterinarian, to the knowledge of PETA’s observer, including one cow whose wound was seen bleeding more than three weeks after her tail had been torn in two.

Some sick cows were finally shot, while others were killed by injections to induce a heart attack while they were fully conscious.

As you can see in the video footage, workers pulled calves out of their mothers’ wombs, causing the cows to cry out and defecate. Several newborn calves drowned when workers shoved tubes down their throats and forced milk into their lungs instead of their stomachs. The survivors had their heads smeared with a caustic paste to destroy their sensitive horn tissue—without any anesthetics.

The only way to ensure that no animals suffer for your sour cream, cheese, milk, ice cream, coffee creamer, and yogurt is to go vegan. We can help you every step of the way with free recipes and tips to make the transition an easy one. Won’t you make this simple choice for animals?

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Sign our petition and pledge to avoid all animal-derived foods—no matter what feel-good language and photographs a company may use to try to entice you. Wherever profits are the bottom line, corners are cut. And animals pay the price every time.

Together, we can make a difference for cows suffering in the dairy industry. All you have to do is take a moment to take action today.

Please sign the petition and make the pledge to go vegan.

http://investigations.peta.org/suffering-at-daisy-sour-cream-supplier/?utm_campaign=Daisy%20Investigation&utm_source=PETA%20E-Mail&utm_medium=Alert

Here is some advice to help you to do so:

How to go vegan: http://features.peta.org/how-to-go-ve…

Read More About Cows

Sentience in Cattle

Like sheep, pigs and poultry cattle are sentient beings.

Cows are sentient beings, they have feelings, their apparent appearance of docility may simply be an acceptance of their lot in life, docility is often a mark of depression, acceptance or resignation. Cows are not milk making machines spontaneously producing milk at our behest. Like humans, cows in their natural environment and circumstances without our interference lactate only to produce milk for their new born. Cows are very much like ourselves when it comes to their offspring, like us the gestation period is nine months, in their natural environment a calf will suckle for nine to twelve months. Before giving birth in the wild cows will separate themselves from the rest of the herd and hide their calves for several days after giving birth. This is done to prevent intrusion from other females which may interfere with bonding. After only five minutes cows develop a strong bond with their calf so you can understand the trauma of separation, a trauma much like or the same as that experienced by a human mother. Such emotion of this intensity shows that these creatures are sentient, the lament of a cow denied her newborn is one of the most unmistakeable indications of sentience.

Here are two stories of the great bond between mother cows and their offspring.

To complete research for an academic project Valerie Macys needed to examine documents in the study of a charming white farm house next to a cattle farm. A colleague had described it as a place of pastoral serenity with cows peacefully grazing nearby. Prepared for a relaxing visit the reality was to prove quite different

‘I arrived at the house on a late October afternoon. The fall leaves were in full blazing glory, and I noticed that the cows were even closer to the house than I had expected. I could actually hear them before I got out of my car. When I turned off the engine, I knew immediately that something was terribly wrong. I witnessed a scene of chaos. Cows bellowed and stomped, staggering around the fields. They banged into each other and pushed against the fence, located approximately 20 feet from my car. Dozens of them stood wild-eyed, snuffing the air, shrieking horribly. Unfortunately, I knew all too well what their confusion and turmoil was about.”

“They’ve taken your babies,” I said sadly, looking directly into one cow’s mournful eyes. They rolled back in her head as she bellowed anew. Feeling sick to the pit of my stomach, I entered the house and spoke to the curator, who also lives there. Her name is Mary. “Those cows are frantic,” I said. The wailing penetrated even inside. I had never heard anything like it. “How long will this go on?” I asked. “Until tomorrow,” she replied. “Then more slaughter trucks will come for them, and it will all be over.” I thought my heart would hit the floor. I recalled the intense moment when I had stared at the woeful mother cow, practically eyeball to eyeball.”

Nothing really moves me to action like bearing witness, as I did those days in West Virginia. Nothing is more traumatic for me either.

After this experience Valerie Macys stopped eating meat

Please read the rest of this moving story :

Appointment at the End of the World: Valerie Macys
http://www.all-creatures.org/articles/ar-appointment.html

The following two examples describe the incredible resourcefulness and determination on the part of cows to escape death and in one case save her unborn calf.

“A cow named Suzie was about to be loaded on a freighter bound for Venezuela when she turned around, ran back down the gangplank, and leaped into the river. Even though she was pregnant, or perhaps because she was pregnant, she managed to swim all the way across the river, eluding capture for several days. (Believe it or not, cows actually love swimming!) She was rescued by PETA and sent to a sanctuary for farmed animals.

When workers at a slaughterhouse in Massachusetts went on break, Emily the cow made a break of her own. She took a tremendous leap over a five-foot gate and escaped into the woods, surviving for several weeks in New England’s snowiest winter in a decade, cleverly refusing to touch the hay put out to lure her back to the slaughterhouse. When she was eventually caught by the owners of a nearby sanctuary, public outcry demanded that the slaughterhouse allow the sanctuary to buy her for one dollar. Today, Emily is living happily in Massachusetts, a testimony to the fact that eating meat means eating animals who don’t want to die.”

The Hidden Lives of Cows
http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-food/factory-farming/cows/hidden-lives-cows/

Cattle experience positive emotions such as of Joy and pleasure as do many other animals, and those of us who have a dog or a cat are familiar with this aspect of an animal’s life. Rather like the spring lamb who gambols with sheer joy, cows it seems greet spring with similar exuberance. Jonathan Balcombe in his book pleasurable Kingdom says:

“Cattle when first let out into fields following a long winter confinement, tear about the field, kicking their legs into the air. They seem literally to be full of the joys of spring and look for all the world like excited toddlers released into the playground after hours sat behind their desks.”

What a delightful account but do bear in mind that the vast majority of cows are never released into fields, rather they spend their days instead tethered in sheds. Animal Rights: Factory Farming Cattle 

There are many amazing stories that can lead us to the conclusion that cows are intelligent creatures, with emotions, feelings and needs similar to our own. Here is I quote Jeffery Massom.

After he and his family pass by cattle confined in a feed lot staring out at them – not grazing or doing what cows normally do, approaching the fence and staring out at the author and his family. He speculates:

“What I imagined was that the cows where wondering why they where there singled out for death. What kind of a world was it that allowed my family and me, cosy and safe in our new car to simply drive by, where as they and their families where destined to be driven away in a large truck and murdered for their meat?

One day far into the future people will marvel that we took the lives of these gentle and beautiful animals to satisfy our greed and gluttony. And one day a family much like mine will drive by and cows much like these will be grazing on a hillside, and those cows will be admired rather than eaten by humans.”

The above stories and information are included on my website Think Differently About Sheep where you can read more stories which show that cattle are sentient creatures

Sentience in Farm Animals: Cattle
http://www.think-differently-about-sheep.com/Sentience_in_farm_Animals_Cattle.htm

Factory Farming

Read the shocking facts about factory farming. There are no graphics but the facts are horrifying nonetheless.
“Don’t be fooled by the dairy industry’s advertising of dairy products with cattle grazing peacefully in fields of buttercups, with the sun warming their backs and their calves by their sides, in most cases nothing could be further from the truth. Here is the grim reality behind your beef burger, glass of milk and pat of butter”

Read More:
Animal Rights: Factory Farming Cattle
http://www.think-differently-about-sheep.com/Animal-rights-Cattle.htm

“From the meat industry’s rampant abuse of animals and environmental devastation to the tremendous health benefits of a vegan diet to helping end world hunger and deplorable working conditions in slaughterhouses, there are countless reasons why more and more people are leaving meat off their plates for good and embracing a healthy and humane vegan diet.”

Read More:
Animals Used For Food
http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-food/

 

 

 

Please Watch and Share This Moving Video

“The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men.”
Alice Walker

Please watch the following powerful video from Animal Rights Action – Karlsruhe, Germany and share the video widely

“We break the silence and take down all the unawareness. So everybody has the opportunity to make a decision with their heart and their intellect – for or against life.”

Animals have evolved not for our benefit but rather exist for their own purposes. They are not food, nor are they clothing or a form of entertainment or indeed comfort. They are not here to use as labour or for experimentation. The lives of animals are as important to them as ours are to us.

Please share to help increase awareness.

“The moment I began to understand what was going on with the treatment of animals, it led me more and more in the way of the path I am [on] now, which is a complete vegan.'”
Bryan Adams

Take Action

Help liberate animals from the abuse, exploitation and cruelty of human beings by changing to a vegan diet.

Please lick the following links and take the pledge to go vegan. Includes lots of help, advice and recipes.

The Vegan Society Take the Vegan Pledge
http://www.vegansociety.com/try-vegan/take-vegan-pledge

Recipes
http://www.vegansociety.com/resources/recipes

PETA Take the Vegan Pledge
http://action.peta.org.uk/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=5&ea.campaign.id=20593

Get a starter kit
http://action.peta.org.uk/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=5&ea.campaign.id=23376

“We cannot have peace among men whose hearts find delight in killing any living creature.”
Rachel Carson

Related Links

Activists Alliance Karlsruhe
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aktivistenb%C3%BCndnis-Karlsruhe/561832640613683

 

Rare Breed Dog Found Battered in pile of Rubbish

Below is a guest post by the animal and human rights activist and supporter of free software Luis Leonel

POLICE PROBE AFTER RARE BREED OF DOG FOUND BATTERED AND LEFT IN PILE OF RUBBISH

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“Police are investigating after this terrified rare breed of dog was found battered and starving – among a pile of rubbish.

The male Dogue de Bordeaux, or French Mastiff, was discovered by passers-by in Newport in Wales and taken to vets where he is being treated for a skin condition.

Even though he was obviously in a lot of pain and hungry he was still very trusting to the people who were helping him.”

Read The Full Story:
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/police-probe-after-rare-breed-6141853?ICID=FB_mirror_main

NEWPORT, WALES. PLEASE CONTACT POLICE WITH ANY INFO

Also

“An RSPCA spokeswoman confirmed that the charity is dealing with this matter and urged anyone with   information about the dog’s owners to come forward.

We appreciate the concerns that have been posted on Facebook,” she added.

“If anyone has information about this matter they can call the inspector’s information line on 0300 123 8018. All calls will be treated in confidence.”

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/people-were-openly-crying-state-9734223

The above is the RSPCAs appeal line, if you have any information please ring this number.