animal abuse, animal welfare, farm animals, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, PeTA, Petition, Tierschutz

Petition: Is Killing Animals Part of Yoga?

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A very strange “business promotion” has sprung up in New Hampshire:

Contrary to yoga’s central tenet of ahimsa (“do no harm”), the Be Well Studios yoga center in North Conway, New Hampshire, is offering a chicken-killing workshop at 10 a.m. this Saturday, June 28, at Mountain Flower Farm, which is operated by The Local Grocer. Please join us in urging the owners of Be Well Studios and The Local Grocer to cancel the event and to pledge never to teach violence to yoga students.

Chickens feel pain and fear just as the animals who share our homes do, and they deserve just as much consideration. These intelligent birds form strong family units, and mother hens even cluck to their unborn chicks in their eggs. Slitting a chicken’s throat causes him or her to experience pain and terror while slowly bleeding to death.

These chickens need your help! Please join PETA today in politely urging Be Well Studios to cancel the chicken-killing workshop and to pledge never to host a violent lesson again.”

You can sign the petition here
https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=5502&autologin=true&utm_campaign=Yoga%20Chicken%20Kill&utm_source=PETA%20E-Mail&utm_medium=Alert

You can learn more about chickens here
http://www.upc-online.org/thinking/140130_the_startling_intelligence_of_the_common_chicken.html
http://freefromharm.org/farm-animal-intelligence/not-surprisingly-more-science-elevating-chicken-intelligence/

You can learn more about PeTA here
http://www.peta.org

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animal welfare, National Wildlife Federation, red wolf, release, Tierschutz, wolf

Red Wolves Adopted into the Wild

red wolf. Photo: USFWS

red wolf. Photo: USFWS


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For ages, wolves have been hunted and killed by humans. They have been vilified immensely, coming close to extinction in the recent past. Some animal welfare organizations are trying to save wolves from this fate:

“Two small red wolf pups just joined their new foster family in the wild. The young wolves are crucial additions to an endangered species that is slowly recovering from the brink of extinction.
The biggest danger for these endangered red wolf pups and their foster families is being killed by poachers who are hunting them down.
Through a red wolf recovery program in eastern North Carolina, a few pups born in captivity every year are placed in dens to be fostered by wild parents. And the program has worked wonderfully! The pups are usually embraced by their new parents, learn to survive in their natural habitat and eventually go off to have their own families.
Right now, only about 100 red wolves exist in the wild—so the survival of the two young pups is crucial.
But these endangered red wolf pups may never have a chance to grow up and reproduce in the wild if they are killed by poachers who are breaking the law.”

Please read more about this program at
http://blog.nwf.org/2014/03/red-wolves-an-endangered-species-in-peril/?s_subsrc=Web_Small__Home_EndangeredRedWolves

You can learn more about red wolves at
http://www.endangeredwolfcenter.org/educational-resources/red-wolf/

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animal welfare, bee, butterfly, Tierschutz

The Buzz about Bees

life with bees. Photo: Huffington Post

life with bees. Photo: Huffington Post


life without bees. Photo:  Huffington Post

life without bees. Photo: Huffington Post


The news about bees disappearing has spread. But how the existence of bees is connected to produce, not only honey, has been shown by Whole Foods Market in an exceptionally eye-opening way:

The Huffington Post writes:

“Hoping to pick up some chocolate, apples, lemons or watermelon during your next outing to the supermarket? What about an iced coffee with a splash of cream? Bees, beetles, butterflies and their pollinating brethren are essential in the production of nearly 75 percent of our crops, and without them, you could count out all those foods — and many, many others.

Pollinators are dying off in record numbers, and scientists are still struggling to figure out what’s causing the problem (pesticides? food availability? mites?). Today, a quarter of Europe’s bumblebees face extinction, and the beautiful and beloved migration of the Monarch butterfly — another pollinator — is in danger of disappearing.

Last year, Whole Foods Market removed all of the fruits and vegetables dependent on pollinators from its produce section to create a striking visual of what our supermarkets would look like without these important creatures as part of its Share The Buzz campaign. The store ditched a shocking 237 items, or 52 percent of the normal product mix. This year, the grocery chain has extended the pollinator’s reach to the dairy counter, where milk, yogurt, butter and cheese could disappear.”

You can read more at
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/17/store-without-bees_n_5500380.html

You can learn more about bees at
http://www.beesfree.biz/The%20Buzz/Why-Bees-Are-Disappearing

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animal abuse, animal welfare, dolphin, release, say no to animals in entertainment, Tierrettung, Tierschutz, whale

Petition: No Dolphins and Whales as People Attraction in Vancouver

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free whales and dolphins

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More and more aquariums, zoos and circuses are learning that the public no longer wants to see damaged, unhappy, suffering animal souls.
The Vancouver Aquarium is no exception.

“In exciting news for cetaceans in Canada, the Vancouver Park Board is considering a ban on marine mammal displays at Vancouver Aquarium. This decision would be a 180-degree turnaround from the board’s former mission of actually expanding the number of whale tanks at the aquarium and would place Vancouver’s aquarium on par with Toronto’s, which does not display any large marine mammals. You can read more about the Vancouver Park Board’s change of heart here.

We need you to contact the members of the Vancouver Park Board and ask them to follow the lead of Toronto’s aquarium and reject the continued display of whales and dolphins at Vancouver Aquarium. By taking action, you will be playing a huge part in ensuring a better life for marine mammals who are denied everything that is natural and important to them in captivity.

Please sign the petition
https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy;jsessionid=6D726093D17A8077816E070683D0EDE0.app321b?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=5491&autologin=true&utm_campaign=062014&utm_source=PETA%20E-Mail&utm_medium=E-News

You can learn more about dolphins in captiity
http://www.dolphins-world.com/dolphins-in-captivity/

You can learn more about wahles in captivity
http://us.whales.org/issues/fate-of-captive-orcas-in-2014

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animal abuse, animal welfare, gegen Massentierhaltung, Kalb, Kuh, Massentierhaltung, Petition, Schutzengel fuer Tiere e.V., Tierrettung

Petition: Gegen Schlachtung von traechtigen Kuehen

Gerettete Kuehe. Photo: Schutzengel fuer Tiere e.V.

Gerettete Kuehe. Photo: Schutzengel fuer Tiere e.V.


Schutzengel fuer Tiere

Schutzengel fuer Tiere

Die kleine, aber sehr emsige Tierschutzorganisation Schutzengel fuer Tiere e.V. weist auf eine Petition hin, die dringend weitere Unterschriften benoetigt:

“jährlich werden Tausende von Kühen trächtig geschlachtet. Wirklich unvorstellbar, was der Mensch den “Nutztieren” alles antut.
Die Betäubung bei der Kuh vor der Schlachtung wirkt nicht auf das Kalb – es erstickt qualvoll an Sauerstoffmangel. Gut Aiderbichl hat eine Petition gegen die Schlachtung trächtiger Kühe ins Leben gerufen. Es fehlen noch mehr als Tausend Unterschriften, bitte nehmen Sie sich die Zeit dafür. Vielen Dank!”

Bitte unterschreiben Sie die Petition
http://www.change.org/de/Petitionen/eu-kommission-schlachtverbot-für-trächtige-kühe

Mehr ueber Schutzengel fuer Tiere e.V finden Sie unter
http://www.schutzengel-fuer-tiere.de

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animal abuse, animal trade, animal welfare, Deutscher Tierschutzbund, Massentierhaltung, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, PeTA, release, Tierrettung, Tierschutz, Wildtierschutz

Menschen sind schoener ohne Pelz

PeTA

PeTA

Schoene Tiere und haessliche Menschen tragen Pelz

Wer jemanden mit einem Pelzmantel oder Pelz-Accessoires sieht, sollte freundlich nachfragen, ob dies wirklich von einem Tier stammt (heute kann man da nicht immer sicher sein) und wenn ja, den Menschen bedauern, der totes Tier braucht, um vermeintlich schoener auszusehen. Boesartige Angriffe sind nie hilfreich! Niemals sollte man jemanden angreifen, beschimpfen, oder schlimmeres. Das ist in jedem Fall kontraproduktiv und fuehrt zu nichts Gutem.

“Über 100.000 Nerze müssen noch immer auf deutschen Pelzfarmen vor sich hinvegetieren, obwohl diese Farmen seit knapp drei Jahren illegal betrieben werden.
Wir haben alle tierquälerischen Betriebe angezeigt, die die verschärften Vorschriften der Verordnung zur Pelztierhaltung nicht einhalten. Mittelfristig kann es nur ein Ziel geben: Alle deutschen Pelzfarmen müssen geschlossen und das Leid der Nerze beendet werden.”

Wer mehr ueber das Elend der Tiere in Pelztierfarmen lesen will, findet hier weitere Informationen
http://www.peta.de/chinapelz#.U6fVvhY7WlU

http://www.tierschutzbund.de/pelztierfarmen.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.de/klaus-werner/auf-den-pelztierfarmen-in_b_4290171.html

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New Leash on Life Party at Dog Mountain

If you are anywhere near St. Johnsbury, Vermont, please go and join the New Leash on Life Party at Dog Mountan.

Alexandra´s Animal Awareness Blog

Dog Mountain, created by Stephen Huneck and his wife Gwen, is something of a dog paradise in New England.

“Dog Mountain is set on 150 acres on a private mountaintop spot in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. The grounds are always open to people and their dogs. Stephen Huneck and his wife, Gwen, bought the property in 1995. They turned the barn into studio space. After Stephen’s unique visionary experience, the Dog Chapel soon followed. The Dog Chapelopened its doors Memorial Day weekend of 2000. The unspoiled haven is covered with hiking trails and dog ponds. Wildflowers abound in the summer and snow-shoeing is a favorite activity in the winter. Year after year, the Dog Chapel and the Stephen Huneck Gallery get more and more visitors from all over the world.

There is no leash law on Dog Mountain. Dogs are not just welcome here, they are cherished! Dogs are free…

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animal welfare, Marine Mammal Center, release, saved for now, sea lions

Saving Pickles, the Sea Lion

Pickles, the sea lion. Photo: Alyssa Rickman, The Marine Mammal Center

Pickles, the sea lion. Photo: Alyssa Rickman, The Marine Mammal Center

One of the big tourist attractions in San Francisco is Pier 39 – and that is mainly because of the sea lions.

“When a sea lion was spotted at PIER 39 with monofilament fishing line wrapped around his neck, The Marine Mammal Center launched a daring rescue mission to save him.”

You can read more about the rescue of Pickles from the fishing line at
http://www.marinemammalcenter.org/about-us/News-Room/2014-news-archives/pickles.html

You can read more about sea lions at
http://www.marinemammalcenter.org/education/marine-mammal-information/pinnipeds/california-sea-lion/#.U6RlWhb-rwI

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animal abuse, animal sanctuary, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, PeTA, Petition, release, say no to animals in entertainment, Tierrettung, Tierschutz

Petition: Lolita, the Orca, Needs Help

Lolita still in captivity. Photo: Walter Michot

Lolita still in captivity. Photo: Walter Michot


The more people speak up for the release of Lolita, the Orca in confinement at the Miami Seaquarium, the bigger her chances are to be released into a coastal sanctuary.

“Lolita was torn away from her family and natural habitat decades ago. More than 40 years later, she is still stuck in a tank at the Miami Seaquarium—in the smallest orca tank in North America—while the rest of her pod swims freely.

Lolita is a member of the Southern Resident orca population—a group of orcas who are now protected as an endangered species, in part because Lolita’s capture and those like it decimated the population. Inexplicably, Lolita has been denied the same protection as her free-roaming family.

Following a petition submitted by PETA, the Animal Legal Defense Fund, and the Orca Network, the National Marine Fisheries Service is now considering finally protecting Lolita as a member of an endangered species, which is an important first step in her rehabilitation and release from captivity. Please urge Palace Entertainment’s CEO to retire Lolita to a coastal sanctuary so that she can begin her rehabilitation immediately.”

Please sign the petition
https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=4951&login=true&utm_campaign=Free%20Lolita&utm_source=PETA%20E-Mail&utm_medium=Alert

You can read more about Lolita
http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/02/01/3907229/killer-whale-activists-try-again.html

You can read more about PeTA
http://www.peta.org

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Albert Schweitzer Stiftung für unsere Mitwelt, animal abuse, Animal Event, Demonstration, farm animals, gegen Massentierhaltung, humane education, Massentierhaltung, Schwein, Tierrettung, Tierschutz

Demonstration gegen Massentierhaltung der Schweine

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Solange der Mensch immer mehr Fleisch verzehren will, muss dieses Fleisch produziert werden. Da Platz kostspielig ist, pfercht der Tieraufbewahrer immer mehr Tiere auf immer weniger Raum, sodass der Profit immer höher steigen kann.
Massentierzucht kann für niemanden außer den Besitzern des Tierfolterbaus gut sein.

“Am 29.06.2014 findet eine große Demo gegen den geplanten Megastall für 36 000 Schweine in Haßleben statt, an der wir mit dem GrunzMobil teilnehmen werden. Wir freuen uns auf zahlreiche Unterstützung!

So können Sie sich einbringen:

Bestellen und verbreiten Sie Mobilisierungsmaterial und/oder binden Sie Banner auf Ihrer Webseite ein.
Melden Sie sich als HelferIn.
Kommen Sie am 29.06. nach Haßleben. Wer mit der Bahn kommt, fährt bis Templin. Von dort bringt Sie ein Busshuttle zur Demo und auch wieder zurück. Außerdem gibt es eine Mitfahrbörse.
Schließen Sie sich uns an. Das GrunzMobil und unser Team wird nicht zu übersehen sein. Melden Sie sich einfach, wenn Sie ein Schild tragen wollen. Wir treffen uns um 12:30 Uhr am GrunzMobil
Aktueller Stand zum Megastall in Haßleben
Seit unserer Pressemitteilung vor rund einem Jahr hat sich nichts Wesentliches geändert, außer dass der Widerspruch gegen die Genehmigung inzwischen eingereicht wurde.”

Wer mehr Informationen über die Demonstration möchte findet sie hier
http://albert-schweitzer-stiftung.de/aktuell/demo-megastall-hassleben

Wer mehr über Massentierhaltung wissen möchte findet dies hier
http://www.provieh.de/mastschweine
http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/grosse-schweinemaester-verstossen-gegen-tierschutzverordnung-a-935579.html
http://www.tivi.de/fernsehen/purplus/artikel/38850/

Wer mehr über vegane Ernährung wissen möchte findet dies hier
http://www.vegane-beratung.com
http://www.peta.de/veganesleben
https://www.vebu.de/presse/pressemitteilungen/1497-vegetarische-ernaehrung-und-medizin-viele-fakten-aber-zu-wenig-wissen-bei-aerzten

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