animal abuse, animal welfare, farm animals, Tierschutz

Bad News for Meat Lovers – Good News for Animal Lovers

What most vegetarians, vegans and animal lovers have known for a long time has now been officially proven correct: the more meat you eat, the higher your chances are of dying of some form of cancer connected to the intake of animal products, mainly meat. And processed meat tops it off as being just as bad as smoking.

So if it’s not the love for animals that should make people stop abusing them maybe the own health care will help save lives of non-human beings.

You can read more here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/27/health/report-links-some-types-of-cancer-with-processed-or-red-meat.html?_r=0

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/oct/26/bacon-ham-sausages-processed-meats-cancer-risk-smoking-says-who

http://www.pcrm.org/health/cancer-resources/diet-cancer/facts/meat-consumption-and-cancer-risk

http://money.cnn.com/2015/10/26/news/red-meat-processed-cancer-world-health-organization/

http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-food/cancer/

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animal abuse, animal welfare, bear, hunting, legal, Tierrecht, Tierschutz

Who Want Bears in Florida?

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It seems only hunters want bears in Florida. The lobby for the animals in Florida had a chance in court, but lost. So this year the bears will have no protection from those who kill for pleasure.

There is a chance the appeals court will vote differently, but there is “bearly” any time left. Please speak up for the bears and help them survive in Florida.

You can read more here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/11/us/floridas-bears-go-from-brink-of-extinction-to-rifles-crosshairs.html?_r=0

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/politics/os-bear-hunt-court-hearing-20151001-story.html

http://www.speakupwekiva.com/Stop_the_Black_Bear_Hunt.html

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animal welfare, North Shore Animal League America, Wildtierschutz

For a Good Cause: Mix and Mingle with Animal Lovers and Celebrities

photo: North Shore Animal League America

photo: North Shore Animal League America

On November 20th, 2015 the North Shore Animal League will have its big fundraising gala for the year. If you live in the New York area and would like to spend a star-studded evening not only having fun but also supporting animal welfare then this is the place to go.

Here you can find all the details:

http://www.animalleague.org/events-news/events/celebrity-gala/2015-gala/

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animal abuse, animal welfare, orca, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, PeTA, say no to animals in entertainment, Tierschutz

The Last Orcas with a Life Sentence?

Lolita still in captivity. Photo: Walter Michot

Lolita still in captivity. Photo: Walter Michot

There is a light at the end of the tunnel for a future generation of orcas: Sea World may no longer breed orcas in San Diego.

“The California Coastal Commission voted to approve SeaWorld’s plan for a new orca prison, but only after a commissioner proposed a key amendment: no more breeding. This significant change would ultimately end captivity for long-suffering orcas in California. SeaWorld was furious and left the chamber in a huff.

SeaWorld was forced to admit that it intended to breed even more orcas to fill the new tanks and that it would not support a ban on breeding. All but one of the commissioners voted to require a breeding ban anyway! This action ensures that the 11 orcas currently at SeaWorld San Diego will be the LAST orcas to be condemned to a nonlife of loneliness, deprivation, and misery at the marine park if SeaWorld proceeds with its Blue World Project.”

Please never visit Sea World or other aquariums that cater to amusing people with animals imprisoned for life.

You can read more about the commission’s decision here:

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/10/08/us/seaworld-orca-tank-expansion-plan-hearing/

http://www.peta.org/blog/no-breeding-allowed/?utm_campaign=100915%20Blue%20World%20Victory%20Update&utm_source=PETA%20E-Mail&utm_medium=Alert

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Whales and Seals and How They Came into the Public’s View

Sometimes it can become frustrating to be involved in any kind of animal awareness movement. When there is yet another story about an elephant walking in pain for the amusement of some kids, when the horror stories about male chicks being ground alive come up in the news yet again, when “amusement parks” will not let whales out of their tiny confinement pools, there sometimes seems no end on sight.

Then you need some inspiration to go on. If you have a chance to watch the movie “How to Change the World” this could give you the uplift you might need. The history of Greenpeace is not a straight forward road into the sunshine of animals’  lives but shows the struggles and human failures that still have led to some very successful – and life saving – actions.

There was a group of people who tried to do their best, who fought and were simply human but who changed the lives of many, especially animals. And even though there still lies a long road ahead of the animal awareness movement it is worth every single step.

Here is some more information:

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animal welfare, Tierschutz

What Does No Drilling in the Arctic Have to Do with Animals?

Photo: Greenpeace

Photo: Greenpeace

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In the past week the news spread quickly through all animal related media that Shell has decided not to drill for oil in the arctic. Many people believe that the arctic is so vast, uninhabitable and more or less made up of ice and more ice that there hardly is any interest in what goes on so far north.

But not only the Inuit know how diverse life forms in this part of the world are.  So the news is relevant for several different species whose home could have been in direct danger. But not only would their habitat be threatened. Drilling for oil could lead to oil spills and these spills would not only threaten places in the arctic but could move further south and thereby create havoc along the way.

Shell has not decided upon ending their interest (for now) in this part of the world because of their love for the environment but because at this time it would not be profitable. As long as the oil prices are as low as they are now there is no need to put money into such a relatively costly project.

You can read more about this here:

http://earthjustice.org/climate-and-energy/oil-gas-drilling

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/sep/28/shell-ceases-alaska-arctic-drilling-exploratory-well-oil-gas-disappoints

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/sep/29/alaska-shell-offshore-oil-drilling-reaction-natives

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