against animal testing, animal abuse, animal welfare, calf, cow, factory farming, farm animals, food, Kalb, killing, Kuh, Massentierhaltung, Tierquälerei, Tierschutz, vegan

The Gruesome Truth about Cultured Meat

Though truly disturbing, this is so important, please read, thank you:

Source: The Gruesome Truth about Cultured Meat

Standard
animal rights, animal trade, animal welfare, cow, dog, factory farming, farm animals, fish, food, gegen Massentierhaltung, Hund, Kalb, Kuh, legal, Massentierhaltung, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, PeTA, say no to puppy mills, slaughter, Tierquälerei, Tierrecht, Tierschutz, victory

Good News: India Passes New Rules for the Protection of Animals

These new rules are not perfect for the animals, but one step closer to a better life for animals living in India. PeTA India published this positive information:

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has released three new Gazette notifications under The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, to regulate dog breeders , animal markets, aquariums, and pet shops that sell fish. This progress has included a joint effort by animal protection groups including PETA India. PETA India was involved in the public consultation process for these rules and had provided useful comment to strengthen protections.

The rules are the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Dog Breeding and Marketing) Rules, 2017; Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Regulation of Livestock Markets) Rules, 2017; the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Aquarium and Fish Tank Animals Shop) Rules, 2017; and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Care and Maintenance of Case Property Animals) Rules, 2017.

In a perfect world, laws to protect animals would eliminate all cruelty, because dogs shouldn’t be bred and sold, cattle and other animals shouldn’t be sent to slaughter, and fish shouldn’t be kept in tanks. But sometimes change occurs in stages, and for now, the government has passed certain additional protections for dogs and fish as well as for cows, buffaloes, camels, and other animals who end up at animal markets. We also commend the government for helping remove animals from abusers through the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Care and Maintenance of Case Property Animals) Rules, 2017.

Some points to be noted include the following:

• The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Care and Maintenance of Case Property Animals) Rules, 2017 says, “If the accused is convicted, or pleads guilty, the magistrate shall deprive him of the ownership of animal and forfeit the seized animal to the infirmary, pinjrapole, SPCA, Animal Welfare Organisation or Gaushala already having custody for proper adoption or other disposition.”

• According to these new rules, dog breeders and owners of aquariums and pet shops that sell fish must register with the animal-welfare board of their respective states.

• No aquarium can keep, house, or display “any cetaceans, penguins, otters, manatees, sea turtles and marine turtles, artificially coloured fish, any species of fish tank animals listed in the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 (53 of 1972), or any species listed under the Appendix I of the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species”.

• The sale of camels and all types of cattle, including buffaloes, for slaughter via animal markets isn’t allowed. The sale of cattle and camels can be made only to a person who carries valid documents proving that he or she is an “agriculturist”.

• Certain types of cruelty that commonly take place at markets will no longer be allowed, including hot branding and cold branding, mutilating animals’ ears, and force-feeding animals fluid to make them appear fatter in order to fetch a better price.

Unfortunately, the new rules don’t prevent the dairy industry from continuing to supply animals to the beef industry. India’s beef industry is massive because its supplier, the dairy industry, is massive. Read more about the link between beef and dairy foods here.

Standard
animal abuse, animal welfare, gegen Massentierhaltung, Massentierhaltung, pig, Tierschutz

8 Amazing Piggy Facts & Faces

Love pigs? No wonder when you read these fun facts, thanks to Animalista Untamed.

Animalista Untamed

Well, if we’re going to be picky there are 11 faces, but who’s counting. Just enjoy! And send good vibes and prayers for Anita Krajnc facing trial tomorrow with a probable prison sentence if she is convicted. Compassion is not a crime.

With thanks to ChooseVeg.com for this beautiful little compilation of amazing piggy facts and adorable piggy faces

1. Pigs are considered the fifth-most intelligent animal in the world—even more intelligent than dogs—and are capable of playing video games with more focus and success than chimps!

pigfacts4-2

2. Mother pigs sing to their young while nursing.

mompigfact

3. Pigs enjoy snuggling close to one another and prefer to sleep nose-to-nose.

pigfacts5

4. Pigs have excellent object-location memory. If they find grub in a specific spot, they’ll remember to look there next time!

pigfacts7-2

5. Pigs have a sophisticated sense of direction. They can find their way home from huge distances away.

pigfacts3-2

6. In…

View original post 116 more words

Standard
animal trade, animal welfare, farm animals, gegen Massentierhaltung, Massentierhaltung, Tierschutz, vegan

POLL: Which is Your Burger of Choice for the Future of Food?

Thank you to Animalista Untamed for this fascinating blog on the “meat” for a burger:

So let’s dive straight into the world of the ‘mad professors’ who are turning science fiction into science fact – starting with the inventor of the first ever, headli…

Source: POLL: Which is Your Burger of Choice for the Future of Food?

Standard
animal trade, animal welfare, farm animals, gegen Massentierhaltung, Massentierhaltung, Tierquälerei, Tierschutz, vegan

Big Meat, We’re Making You History!

Some interesting facts on the United States’s meat trade put together by Animalista Untamed:

Good news about food keeps coming from America thick and fast. And what’s happening there soon travels across the pond and takes root in Europe too. So just how is plant-based food David fari…

Source: Big Meat, We’re Making You History!

Standard
animal welfare, chicken, Compassion over Killing, cow, factory farming, farm animals, Farm Sanctuary, gegen Massentierhaltung, Huhn, Kuh, Massentierhaltung, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, pig, Schwein, Tierschutz, vegan

How Many Animals Need Help?

Whoever is concerned about animal welfare is often overwhelmed by the many causes being addressed asking for support, mostly by asking for donations.

There is a study by the Animal Charity Evaluators which evaluates where the most animals are being harmed and which causes  make the most difference if successfully implemented. Not surprisingly, the gruesome fact is that factory farming leads to the highest numbers of animals killed. If it were possible to eradicate these murder machines billions of lives could be saved. Investing in causes linked to the end of these man-made hells would save more lives than with any other cause.

The study is not about the quality of life for sentient beings, but only about the quantity of animals in need.

You can read more here

Number of animals vs. amount of donations

Thank you for spreading the word on animal awareness!

Standard