Sheep abuse UK: PETA Investigation, Take the Pledge to Not Wear Wool

A disturbing PETA Asia eyewitness investigation of the wool industry in the UK shows workers beating, stamping on, kicking, mutilating, and throwing around sheep.

Please read the following information from PETA ,watch the video and share widely. Warning video contains graphic content showing animal cruelty which some people will find upsetting. Frankly if you don’t, you don’t have a heart.

“Wool is cruelly derived, no matter where it comes from.

Abuse on Australian wool farms is well documented. Now, a disturbing PETA Asia eyewitness investigation of the UK wool industry shows workers beating, stamping on, kicking, mutilating, and throwing around sheep there, too.

In PETA Asia’s investigation, an eyewitness saw cruelty in every one of the 25 English shearing sheds visited. Workers stood on the necks of panicked sheep and violently punched these gentle animals in the face and beat and jabbed them in the head with clippers.

Gaping wounds were sewed up without pain relief.

A farmer dragged two sheep who were unable to walk into a shed and left them without veterinary care. They eventually died. Several more died of a condition that a farmer called a “heart attack” during shearing.

PETA has already exposed rampant cruelty in shearing sheds in Australia, the US, and South America. PETA Asia’s investigation shows that the cruelty is global.”

Sheep in the UK Beaten, Stamped on, Cut, and Killed for Wool

Warning this video is extremely disturbing.  I could not watch it more than a few seconds. If you view on You Tube you will need to sign in the prove your age.

Please share PETA Asia’s investigation with your friends and family and let everyone know how sheep suffer for wool.

https://www.peta.org.au/action/breaking-investigation-sheep-in-the-uk-beaten-stamped-on-cut-and-killed-for-wool/

Take Action

If you wear wool please sign the pledge at the end of the web page above to stop doing so. By wearing wool you are complicit, as of course this perpetuates this awful cruelty to these gentle animals. Sheep are highly intelligent creatures, they are sentient beings and they suffer from abuse and cruelty as you would yourself.

More information:

Violent attacks on sheep have been condemned by the wool industry but they’re part of a pattern of abuse

On 22 August, Channel 4 News aired undercover footage recorded by animal rights organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Asia. The undercover investigation captured violent assaults on sheep bred for the British wool industry.

Read More includes suggested actions:
https://www.thecanary.co/discovery/analysis-discovery/2018/08/28/violent-attacks-on-sheep-have-been-condemned-by-the-wool-industry-but-theyre-part-of-a-pattern-of-abuse/

Read about the intelligence of sheep

It’s not very often that sheep are recognised for the intelligent creatures they are.

The following article from care two sets out ten fascinating facts about sheep which most people do not know and shows you just how intelligent they are.

https://www.care2.com/causes/10-things-most-people-dont-know-about-sheep.html

Read more about sentience in sheep:

Sentient Sheep:

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

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Cruelty to Animals in Thirty Seconds Flat

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

CRUELTY TO ANIMALS IN 30 SECONDS FLAT

 

PRADA S.p.A. is an Italian luxury fashion house, specializing in leather handbags, travel accessories, shoes, ready-to-wear, perfumes and other fashion accessories, and, according to several footages, cruelty to animals too.

In September 2015, PETA investigators traveled to South Africa to get never-before-seen footage inside the largest ostrich slaughter companies in the world. There, YOUNG OSTRICHES ARE KEPT IN BARREN DIRT FEEDLOTS UNTIL THEY’RE TRUCKED TO SLAUGHTERHOUSES. THE 1-YEAR-OLD BIRDS ARE TURNED UPSIDE DOWN IN A STUNNER, THEN HAVE THEIR THROATS SLIT AND THEIR FEATHERS PLUCKED OUT, creating the bumpy-textured skin that Prada uses in its handbags and store sofas.

Warming!  Disturbing images

Take Action
Please send a message to Hermès and Prada:
Hermès and Prada Suppliers Exposed: Young Ostriches Butchered for ‘Luxury’ Bags
Prada on Twitter

 

Simon’s Supports Cruelty to Animals: Please Sign Petition.

 

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

SIMONS SUPPORTS CRUELTY TO ANIMALS

“Why would anyone want to wear clothing or accessorize a home with products containing wool or fur that has been ripped from the animals’ skin?,” asks PETA.

LA MAISON SIMONS, commonly known as SIMONS, a fashion retailer in CANADA based in the province of QUEBEC, will reply that many people want to because it continues to sell clothing and home accessories made of fur and angora wool from RABBITS WHO SCREAMED IN PAIN AND TERROR AS WORKERS RIPPED THE FUR OUT OF THEIR SKIN WHILE ALIVE EVERY THREE MONTHS. After several years, the rabbits who will survive this ordeal will be hung upside down and their throats be slit.

Please sign and share the petition to urge Fashion Retailer Simons to halt fur and angora sales.
http://www.peta.org/action/action-alerts/urge-fashion-retailer-simons-halt-fur-angora-sales/?utm_campaign=031816%20PETA%20E-News&utm_source=PETA%20E-Mail&utm_medium=E-News

And don’t forget to message Simons and comment on its Facebook and Twitter pages.

Simons website
http://www.simons.ca/simons/

Simons on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/simons.ca

Simons on Twitter
https://twitter.com/simons_eng

 

Cruelty To Animals in Reptiles by Mack

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

A PETA EXPOSÉ REVEALS SUFFERING ANIMALS WAREHOUSED IN FILTHY CONDITIONS AT REPTILES BY MACK, an American reptile breeding company and another major supplier to PetSmart and many other stores.

Tens of thousands of frogs, lizards, turtles, snakes, bearded dragons, and other reptiles were confined to barren, filthy, crowded plastic tubs and deprived of even the most basic care, such as fresh food and water, heat and UV lamps, and veterinary attention, according to PETA’s investigation, which also found out that hundreds of those animals were dead or had been killed.

Please comment on Facebook and Twitter pages of REPTILES BY MACK and tell PetSmart officials that YOU WILL NEVER BUY ANYTHING FROM THEIR STORES AS LONG AS THEY CONTINUE TO SELL ANIMALS. Kind consumers can easily find companion-animal supplies at businesses that don’t sell animals, including TARGET, WALGREENS, and online retailers.

REPTILES SUFFER, LEFT TO DIE AT ANOTHER MASSIVE PETSMART SUPPLIER MILL
http://investigations.peta.org/reptiles-suffer-petsmart/?utm_campaign=0216%20PetSmart%20Investigation%20&utm_source=PETA%20E-Mail&utm_medium=Alert  – Please click the Take Action Button and send a message to Pet Smart

REPTILES BY MACK WEBSITE
http://www.reptilesbymack.com/

REPTILES BY MACK ON FACEBOOK
https://www.facebook.com/ReptilesByMack/timeline

REPTILES BY MACK ON TWITTER
https://twitter.com/ReptilesByMack

REPTILES BY MACK’S ADDRESS
37 S Detroit St # 101, Xenia, OH 45385, United States

REPTILES BY MACK’S EMAIL ADDRESS
sales@reptilesbymack.com

REPTILES BY MACK’S PHONE NUMBER
1-937-372-9570 – Toll Free 1.888.372.9570

PetSmart WEBSITE
http://www.petsmart.com/

PetSmart ON FACEBOOK
https://www.facebook.com/PetSmart/?ref=br_rs

PetSmart ON TWITTER
https://twitter.com/petsmart

 

Good news: The Gadhimai Festival Has Come to an End

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The Gadhimai festival of 2014 was the last ever!

Ram Chandra Shah, chairman of the Gadhimai Temple Trust announced:

“The Gadhimai Temple Trust hereby declares our formal decision to end animal sacrifice. With your help, we can ensure Gadhimai 2019 is free from bloodshed. Moreover, we can ensure Gadhimai 2019 is a momentous celebration of life … For every life taken, our heart is heavy. The time has come to transform an old tradition.”

Nepal chooses kindness — ENDING the world’s largest animal sacrifice event

“In a glorious tribute to the power of compassion, the Gadhimai slaughter festival will now be a ‘momentous celebration of life.’

“For centuries the Gadhimai festival in Nepal has seen temple grounds awash with the blood of animals slaughtered in the name of ‘tradition’.

This sacrifice has occurred every five years for the last 300 years.

And it stopped — today.”

Read More:
http://www.animalsaustralia.org/features/nepal-ends-worlds-largest-animal-sacrifice-event-gadhimai.php

This is absolutely fantastic news which I must share though by now I image that most of you are already familiar with the amazing and compassionate decision by the temple trust to end the Gadhimai festival. This is the result of the efforts of many animal rights organisations and individuals including but not limited to:

Animal Welfare Network Nepal

“Today, the world’s biggest ritual slaughter of animals officially got confined to the history books. At a press conference in New Delhi, organized by AWNN, Humane Society International and People for Animals, the Gadhimai Temple Trust announced its decision to end animal sacrifice. It’s been a long, hard fought campaign full of twists and turns and some major setbacks over the last 5 years. But we have made a lot of friends along the journey and want to thank every one of YOU for your support. We have a lot of work still to do to work together with the Gadhimai Temple Trust to educate the public and make Gadhimai 2019 a great celebration of peace and nonviolence.”

Read More includes a download of timeline review
http://awnnepal.org/

Animal Nepal
https://animalnepal.wordpress.com/

Animal Nepal’s facebook page where they announce the end of the Gadhimai Festival:

“The hardest the battle, the sweetest the victory! We are overjoyed to announce the end of Gadhimai Slaughter as the temple trust agrees to cancel all future animal sacrifice and urges devotees not to bring animals to the festival. Tune into Nepal FM 91.8 MHz tomorrow 7-7:30 am where President of the Temple Trust, Ramchandra Shah goes on-air with an official announcement on the end of world’s biggest mass sacrifice!
https://www.facebook.com/animalnepal.org?fref=nf

PETA

Victory! Animal Sacrifice Banned at Nepal’s Gadhimai Festival:
“Many organisations worked to help end this atrocity, among them PETA and our international affiliates. Almost 90,000 supporters from all over the world sent messages to Nepal officials urging them to stop the bloodshed. Our friends over at PETA India also took to the streets of India to protest in a joint demo outside the Embassy of Nepal with the Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations.”
http://www.peta.org.uk/blog/victory-animal-sacrifice-banned-at-nepals-gadhimai-festival/

Humane Society International 

“Victory! Animal Sacrifice Banned at Nepal’s Gadhimai Festival, Half a Million Animals Saved

Gadhimai Temple Trust agrees to cancel all future animal sacrifice, urges devotees not to bring animals to the festival”

Read More:
http://www.hsi.org/world/india/news/releases/2015/07/gadhimai-festival-animal-sacrifice-cancelled-indefinitely-072815.html?referrer=http://t.co/uWI9WhMbv7

Joanna Lumley
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/nepal/11769867/Mass-animal-sacrifice-at-Nepalese-temple-halted-after-Joanna-Lumley-campaign.html

And everyone else who did their bit to try and bring this festival to a close by signing petitions, sending messages, writing letters and even going to Nepal to protest. 

It is not often that we get positive news and we can get so despairing that anything any of us do actually makes a difference.  So this is just so refreshing and positive.

Related Links
From now on, no more animal sacrifice at Nepal’s Gadhimai festival

“We have decided to completely stop the practice of animal sacrifice,” said Motilal Prasad, secretary of the Gadhimai Temple Trust, which organises the celebrations.

“I realised that animals are so much like us — they have the same organs as us… and feel the same pain we do,” Prasad told AFP.

Read More:
http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/from-now-on-no-more-animal-sacrifice-at-nepal-s-gadhimai-festival/article1-1374025.asp

Gadhimai Festival Slaughter Is Banned In Nepal, Saving Millions Of Animals

Manoj Gautam, founding member of AWNN and campaigner against the Gadhimai festival, said: “We applaud the temple committee’s decision to end this mass slaughter of innocent animals and hope that they will continue to support us in our future endeavors for protecting animals in the country.

“AWNN’s progressive move to work directly with the temple committee, with Humane Society International/India’s support has been the key that changed the whole face of the campaign and is the reason for the achievement we have now.”

Read More:
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/07/28/gadhimai-festival-animal-sacrifice-banned_n_7886638.html

Credit:

Graphic Martyn Stewart

The above graphic was shared in the following facebook pages and probably many others;

https://www.facebook.com/AnimalAbusingScumDisclosed

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Saving-Animals-WorldWide/158680997512473

Please urge the ACSO to seize all animals from Willards Rodent Factory without further delay.

Please help bring an end to the cruel and neglectful treatment of animals at Willards Rodent Factory by signing a petition to Adams County, Colorado, Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) urging them to seize all animals from Willards Rodent Factory without further delay. Action can be taken by anyone worldwide.

Please don’t be put off by the fact many of the animals are rodents. Rodents are sentient beings, mammals like you and I and deserve to be treated with compassion and consideration. Their lives are as important to them as ours are to us. You can read more about sentience and intelligence in Rodents further down.

Please continue reading for more details and a link to information about sentience in Rodents, but if you do not have time please at least sign the petition. This is a quick sign petition that needs only a few details.

Warning! You will need to scroll down to sign. There are some distressing graphics which many of you may find disturbing. If you scroll down quickly you will avoid seeing them.

Please sign the petition  urging the ACSO to seize all animals from Willards Rodent Factory without further delay

http://investigations.peta.org/rat-reptile-breeder-pet-store/

I have to say it can put many people off signing petitions if they are presented without warning to disturbing images. I know of one person who cannot click on such links. I try to warn people as much as possible and not simply present horrifying images. It is not easy to know where to draw the line, while shocking people into action may be effective in some instances it can have the opposite effect when people hesitate to click on a link.

More information – includes video

Eyewitness footage and photos expose extreme suffering of rats, mice, reptiles, hedgehogs, and other animals at Colorado animal dealers’ warehouse and pet store.

The Kubics breed rats and mice in a barn located on their Adams County property—just a few feet away from their family residence. Thousands of rodents—crowded shoulder to shoulder in filthy tubs on top of bedding saturated with weeks’ worth of waste—were kept in bins and metal troughs inside the barn during the course of PETA’s investigation. The Kubics did not employ a single full-time person to care for the animals. Lynn Kubic claimed that “you just don’t make enough money at this to … have a ton of employees or spend a ton of time out here.”  Hundreds of rodents were found dying, dead, and decomposing.

Tubs housing rodents frequently flooded, drowning rats and mice by the hundreds. Lynn Kubic—who admitted that she would not enter the barn after a flood because of the stench—lamented the loss of money but never the suffering of the drowned animals.

Cats were permitted to roam freely in and out of the “rodent factory,” terrifying rats and mice by opening tubs in which rodents were housed, defecating above them, and even tearing them apart. Rats and mice starved to death. Lynn Kubic admitted, “I probably lose more animals to starvation … than floods.”The Kubics fed rats and mice once per month, allowing the food to become moldy and covered with feces as the weeks passed.

The eyewitness video from PETA’s investigation: 

Warning extremely shocking particularly in the beginning I couldn’t watch. You can just listen and not watch for details but that is distressing enough.

For more details please read the following information from PETA which I recently received by e-mail

“PETA’s latest eyewitness investigation, at Willards Rodent Factory, a breeding warehouse, and Jurassic Pets LLC, a pet store in Colorado, revealed horrific conditions, systematic neglect, and the pervasive suffering of thousands of animals. Witnesses found animals languishing and dying in cramped, putrid enclosures filled with days’ or weeks’ worth of feces—often with the full knowledge of the owners and management. Based on PETA’s evidence, the Thornton, Colorado, Police Department executed a search warrant at Jurassic Pets that allowed them to rescue some of the mammals, reptiles, and amphibians there.

Despite having extensive evidence of persistent, widespread cruelty to animals for more than two months, the Adams County, Colorado, Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) has not helped the thousands of animals at Willards Rodent Factory, which is owned by Lynn and Kenneth Kubic.

The Kubics and their workers admitted to “whacking” rats and mice—swinging them by the tail and hitting them against surfaces in an effort to kill them. Hundreds of rats and mice drowned at Willards Rodent Factory when the tubs housing them flooded, while others—most frequently those who were ill or injured—were thrown outside to be torn apart by cats.

The Kubics failed to provide effective veterinary care or euthanasia to scores of ill and/or injured animals—including a rat whose face was apparently chewed off, a hedgehog whose infected eye was neglected for so long that it shrank and lost all vision, and reptiles with mucus oozing from their mouths. Thousands of fish and hundreds of other animals perished—with many left to rot alongside live animals—and ailing survivors were routinely thrown into the freezer to die.

Please take a moment today to urge the ACSO to end animal suffering at the Kubics’ hands by seizing all animals from Willards Rodent Factory without further delay.

The filthy, stressful conditions uncovered at these facilities are typical of what PETA’s investigations of the pet trade have documented again and again. The most important thing that you can do to help end this cruelty is to refuse to shop at stores that sell live animals.

Thank you for your compassion for animals and for your willingness to take action.”

Please take action if you have not already done so

http://investigations.peta.org/rat-reptile-breeder-pet-store/

Article

In Defence of Rats and Mice:

Rats and mice are highly intelligent, as intelligent as your dog or cat. Like your dog or cat, rats and mice learn and respond to their names. They excel at learning and understand concepts, their memories are outstanding; once rats learn a navigation route, they never forget it. Both rats and mice are social creatures, they form strong bonds with one another and sleep curled up together. Rats are good mothers and like many animals they are playful creatures.

Read More:

http://www.think-differently-about-sheep.com/in_defence_of_rats_and_mice.htm

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Urge BCBG MAX AZRIA to Stop selling angora and Fur

Below is a guest post by the animal and human rights activist Luis Leonel

American Fashion company  BCBG MAX AZRIA refuses to stop selling angora and fur despite knowing that many animals used in these vile industries are stripped of their fur and skins while they are still fully conscious.
 
 
Shocking undercover footage of China’s angora wool industry—where about 90 percent of the world’s angora comes from—shows workers tying rabbits down and violently ripping their fur out by the fistful.

BCBG also sells fur from Asiatic raccoons ( also known as raccoon dogs ) – animals who are often slammed to the ground and beaten on fur farms.Video footage shows one skinned animal who is still alive and who musters the strength to lift her bloody face up to look at the camera. These animals, along with foxes and other fur-bearing animals, suffer and die so that BCBG can turn their fur into vests, collars, and scarves.

BCBG Max Azria’s 2014 Holiday Collection!

Warning Shocking images of animal cruelty

Official BCBG MAX AZRIA website.

http://www.bcbg.com/    – Please consider telephoning or e-mailing BCBG MAX AZRIA and ask them to stop stop selling angora and fur.
 
phone at 877.707.2224 or by email at guestservices@us.bcbg.com.
or send thme a Tweet
Official BCBG MAX AZRIA page on Twitter.
Official BCBG MAX AZRIA page on Facebook.