animal welfare, Four Paws, saved for now, Tiernothilfe, Tierschutz, Vier Pfoten, zoo

War Zones: Human Suffering Always Leads to Animal Suffering

Photo: Four Paws

Photo: Four Paws

The conflict in the Middle East has left people homeless, children orphaned, nearly everybody suffering. And in the midst of the misery the animals hardly have a chance of help. Some organizations still take the risks and try to help these animals in desperate need.

“The conflict in the Gaza strip that went on for weeks caused not only human casualties but affected animals as well. The zoo in North Gaza was heavily damaged during the conflict. More than eighty animals in the zoo perished. The twenty surviving animals are now finally receiving medical assistance. The animal rescue organization FOUR PAWS was able to get access to the heavily damaged zoo and provide lifesaving medicine and food for the animals, as well as to restore the water supply.”

Please read more here

http://www.abc12.com/story/26530028/four-paws-animal-rescue-reaches-gaza-zoo

http://article.wn.com/view/2014/09/15/FOUR_PAWS_Animal_Rescue_Reaches_Gaza_Zoo_w/

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A Glimmer of Light at the End of the Tunnel for Whales and Dolphins

Photo: Greenpeacce

Photo: Greenpeacce

Even though the largest part of the earth is covered by water, and most of this water is in the oceans, humans have reduced the safe living space of whales and dolphins so much so, that the chances of becoming extinct has risen dangerously over the past decades.

Most of the time, news from the conferences concerning the exploitation of the oceans is disastrous for the animals. This year, for the first time, the Greenpeace correspondent returned with a bit of positive information.

“The International Whaling Commission met this past week in Portoroz, Slovenia. …

The IWC is extremely polarized, very much like our current Congress. The competing interests of the pro-whaling nations versus the nations prioritizing whale conservation has left this institution in gridlock for years. This year’s multiple gains for whale and dolphin conservation is a fabulous achievement.”

Please read more here

http://greenpeaceblogs.org/2014/09/19/happiness-international-whaling-commission-meeting-first/

 

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Save the Date for Elephants and Rhinos: October 4th, 2014

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Traditionally, October 4th is World Animal Day. For over 80 years, this day has been marked as the day to spread the word on animal awareness. There will be many events, here is one spread out over all continents:

In Defense of Animals is organizing a March for Elephants and Rhinos:

“In Africa, four elephants are illegally killed for their ivory every hour with only 300,000 to 500,000 alive today. Every nine hours a rhino is killed for his/her horn and it’s estimated that fewer than 22,000 African rhino now remain. In South Africa, more lions survive now in captivity, where they are bred for petting zoos and canned hunts, than roam in the wild. Poaching helps to support terrorist activities and is contributing to the destabilization of Africa – killing humans and animals. This tragic state of the world’s iconic animals will soon lead to their extinction, unless we collectively come together to reverse the current trend.”

You can read more and find out about a location near you here

http://www.march4elephantsandrhinos.org

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Every Thread a Scream

Photo:PeTA

Photo:PeTA

So soft and cuddly. So pure. So lush. But totally unnecessary. There are so many man-made materials nowadays available that can reproduce the same softness, making this kind of torture completely outdated. And the man-made materials are wearable by everyone, including those allergic to so many animal products.

“French Connection has made the heartless decision to resume its sales of angora, despite being fully informed of the fact that angora is torn from the bodies of live rabbits. Rabbits scream in pain when their fur is ripped from their bodies, and they need your help today! Rabbits who have their fur cut or sheared instead still suffer greatly: Their front and back legs are tethered tightly, and they’re stretched out on boards or suspended in the air. The cutting tools that are used invariably wound the rabbits as they struggle to escape. Afterward, these highly sensitive, social animals are left in shock—they lie motionless inside their tiny, filthy cages, where they’re denied solid flooring and bedding.”

Please read more here and sign the petition

http://www.peta.org/action/action-alerts/urge-french-connection-stop-selling-angora-wool/?utm_campaign=French%20Connection%20Angora&utm_source=PETA%20E-Mail&utm_medium=Alert

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From Bliss Back to Abuse?

Photo: Wildlife SOS

Photo: Wildlife SOS

First, there is the good news of an animal being saved after over 50 years of abuse and torture. Not everyone agrees with anthropomorphous ways of thinking, but it is most certain that an animal freed will delight in this newly found freedom.

But going back to the ordeal is probably the worst kind of abuse.

“We rescued Raju after he spent approximately 50 years chained up, beaten, and help captive by beggars in India. His rescue story went viral online because this abused elephant was crying tears of joy when he was finally set free in a loving environment at our elephant sanctuary.

At the time of his rescue he was near death. He was emaciated, dehydrated and exhausted. Despite his frailness, he was forced to beg on the streets and was being kept in spiked chains.

Now the cruel person who had illegal custody of him is trying to get him back through the Allahabad court. You helped free him once by supporting Wildlife SOS campaigns and our sanctuaries.”

Please learn more here and sign the petition

https://www.change.org/p/keep-raju-the-crying-elephant-free?utm_source=action_alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=144255&alert_id=gCUjYFCsRt_2IUpl44rnIF8xjsJn2Y9aDaQkSIDijAvxnM0YXZcg1vBYlKianGafzGVSUF9B7Dl

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Lemurs in … Arizona?

In the lush forests of Madagascar you will see lemurs in their natural habitat – if you are lucky enough to get a glimpse through the canopy of shaded green.

Why would a state like Arizona publicize a Lemur Encounter? Arizona has so many things of beauty, innovation and fun to offer, setting up live lemur races are totally unnecessary.

“Arizona State Fair officials are on the fence about whether or not they will keep Winners Circle Lemur Encounter on the fair’s October 10 to November 2 lineup after hearing PETA’s concerns. In addition to what’s billed as an interactive lemur exhibit,the fair is also publicizing multiple live lemur races that will be held nearly every day of this lengthy fair.

Last year, the owner of the Winners Circle exhibit, Barry DeVoll, was issued an official warning by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for failing to provide adequate distance or barriers between lemurs and the public—a serious public-safety violation that caused a 3-year-old boy to be bitten by a lemur during a similar event. And that’s just one of many incidents in which lemurs have scratched or bitten children. Other violations incurred by the Winners Circle since 2013 alone include filthy facilities, repeatedly leaving a sugar glider in a plastic tote with no ventilation for prolonged periods of time, and more.”

Please read more and sign the petition

http://www.peta.org/action/action-alerts/exploited-lemurs-arizona-need-help/?utm_campaign=Arizona%20Lemur%20Race&utm_source=PETA%20E-Mail&utm_medium=Alert

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Wild Horses Need Shade, Water, Food – And Room to Run Wild

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Please read this update:

“Sep 18, 2014 — Outrage is spreading with the news of the first casualty from the Wyoming Checkerboard roundup.

A young yearling colt died of a broken neck in the roundup holding corral. In the wild, the colt would not have broken his neck because he would be free to move away from what frightened him but once trapped and shoved in captive holding pens, these wild animals often get hurt and some even die. The young colt was a federally protected American wild horse who had lost his freedom, his family and then his life.”

The great Wild West will get less wild and lose all of its appeal if the rounding up of wild horses and burros continues. These round-ups are especially egregious since there are no holding places available for the animals.

“Despite public outcry, the BLM wants to continue rounding up America’s wild horses and burros–even though most of their holding facilities are inhumane without shade and shelter and are already stocked full with 50,000 native equids. The Burns Amendment to the 1971 Free Roaming Wild Horse and Burro Protection Act puts ALL those in holding at-risk of going to slaughter. This is very dangerous.”

Please read more and spread the word

https://www.change.org/p/bring-emergency-shelter-and-shade-to-captive-wild-horses-and-burros/u/7979965?tk=r-7BL_RkQMwZtS-4PP-AdIXmAnO3WiZRXV5wIkxZoBU&utm_source=petition_update&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=petition_update_email

 

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