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Orcas at Sea World

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One of the big news of the last couple of days is Sea World’s news release saying the end of orcas in Sea World is near. The promise is that no more breeding will take place at Sea World and that no new whales will be caught from the wild to be presented at any of Sea World’s parks. Additionally, orcas shows will be “phased out”, as CEO Joe Manby from Sea World promised.

The pressure on Sea World has increased dramatically since the release of the movie “Blackfish” to stop all orca programs and to release all captive orcas back into the wild.

Joe Manby states that setting the orcas free who have lived all or most of their lives in captivity would most certainly lead to their deaths since they would not know how to survive in the wild.

It is to be hoped that Sea World will stick to all their promises and commit themselves to rescue missions instead of animal captivity.

You can read more here:

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-0317-manby-sea-world-orca-breeding-20160317-story.html

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/seaworld-end-breeding-program-orca-whales-n540646

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What Is the Difference between a Dog Farm and a Hog Farm?

The only difference

If you ever have attended a western-style barbecue you will most certainly have seen a pig being roasted over a fire. And if you have traveled through some parts of Asia you might have come across a dog on a spike being roasted over a fire pit.

If you go shopping through almost any super market in the western hemisphere you will come across rows and rows of products made from animals such as pigs, cows, sheep, chickens, turkeys, and maybe some rabbits, too. They will hardly ever still be recognizable as coming from any of these beings, because how would you cook a whole cow? Even a rabbit still wearing her fur coat seems to be unappealing to the appetite of someone who would most happily chew on a part of her. There also might be different varieties of animals from the sea, some fish will be lying on ice, others have been cut into smaller pieces so that you no longer know who was chopped up into easily cookable portions. And you might see tanks with live animals like lobsters and other sea creatures.

In many Asian markets and food stores, you will see a different variety of foods, including different animals displayed either in bits and pieces or as a whole for human consumption. If you have ever walked over a farmer’s market in different parts of the world you will certainly have come across whole chickens hanging – either still alive or having been killed recently – from wooden beams. There will be goats and sheep cut open, their intestines removed, but otherwise still easily recognizable as the animals that would have walked to the market with the farmer. There will be cages with chickens, birds, and, depending where in the world you are, maybe with monkeys, maybe with dogs.

More and more stories have come up recently showing us pictures of dog farms in Korea. And of these farms being raided by animal rights organizations, taking the dogs and rescuing them from being slaughtered for human consumption. What would a farmer in Iowa, North Carolina, Germany, China, or Russia say, if a group of people would rescue their pigs and cows from the slaughterhouse? If this group of people would say that the way they have been treating these animals in their care is inhumane and therefore these beings need to be rescued? If these people would say that it is inhumane to eat such a being because it is a sentient being?

Humane education is one of the most important parts in raising awareness, in leading a path away from inhumane traditions, in bringing insight into the plight of millions of animals. Pointing with fingers at those who do something differently will probably not lead to a change of thinking. But giving someone the possibility to look at the picture from another angle, and giving someone the chance to decide on their own how to change their ways will most likely lead to a willful readiness in change. And this will not only save those  sentient beings stuck in that cage in this moment but to less cages in the future.

More information can be found here:

https://www.change.org/p/boycott-hyundai-kia-samsung-lg-until-s-korea-bans-the-dog-and-cat-torture-and-consumption/u/15449406?tk=J1dzEIa0oMxu1lb0sGS1DvpeBQQHl2gjFw9VgpRFmg8&utm_source=petition_update&utm_medium=email

http://www.mercyforanimals.org/the-problem

http://koreandogs.org

https://www.aspca.org/animal-cruelty/factory-farms

http://humaneeducation.org

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How To Choose Compassion Over Gluttony

Photo:HSI

Photo:HSI

Is it worth fighting for this one pig? Why make such a big deal about this one animal? Because this one pig stands for so many who are being sent off to slaughter. This one pig can open the eyes of many to show compassion towards a being who cannot escape his fatal fate without your help.

“As part of its Hog Wild Tire Sale event, Granite City Tire & Auto in Alexandria, Minnesota, is planning to send a pig to slaughter and give his or her flesh to the customer who can most closely guess the animal’s weight. Pigs are deeply intelligent, affectionate animals who feel pain and fear, just like the cats and dogs many of us share our homes with.

Granite City Tire & Auto ignored PETA’s request for the pig to be sent to a sanctuary instead of the slaughterhouse, so we’re urging local residents to make their voices heard and let Granite City Tire & Auto know that this barbaric sales ploy is appalling and will not be tolerated by the community.

Please contact Granite City Tire & Auto and urge the company to allow PETA to send the pig who is scheduled for slaughter to a sanctuary instead:

Let Granite City Tire & Auto know that you will not patronize a business that celebrates cruelty to animals and that you will ask your friends and family to refuse to do so as well.”

Please help this one pig, thank you!

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Chinchillas Are Waiting For New Homes

Photo: RSPCA

Photo: RSPCA

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Photo:PeTA

There are many chinchillas being kept as pets. Subjectively, I believe most of them are in homes unsuited for these rodents whose looks make them more “likable” than for example rats. Since chinchillas can live for up to twenty years chances are they will not be kept by the same people their whole lives. These little animals come from the Andes mountain range, do not like heat nor high humidity. But more often than not, they have to live in surroundings totally unsuitable for them. And then there is their beautiful fur. Some people would rather wear their chinchilla as coat than take care of the live animal.

“Valley View Chinchilla Ranch masqueraded as a breeder of “pets,” despite slaughtering, skinning, and selling the pelts of any chinchillas who supposedly did not “work out” as companions and even going so far as to hide its involvement in the fur industry—including a freezer containing pelts—from the public. The facility owner admitted to denying chinchillas veterinary care, performing painful medical procedures—including limb amputations—herself without pain relief, and using a method of painful electrocution deemed “unacceptable” by the American Veterinary Medical Association.”

You can read more about the chinchilla rescue here

http://investigations.peta.org/chinchilla-farm-rescue/?utm_campaign=Chinchilla%20Investigation&utm_source=PETA%20Email&utm_medium=Alert

You can learn more about chinchillas here

http://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/pets/rodents/chinchillas

 

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Who Wants to See Animals in Tiny Cages?

Photo: ALDF

Photo: ALDF

Winning over the government to help protect animals in human custody is urgently needed to help avoid disaster. There are many wild animals in the hands of people who either do not have the means, the knowledge, the empathy or all of the above to care for an animal who is supposed to live in the wild.

“Next week, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will consider positive new amendments to its regulations governing the possession of big exotic cats, non-human primates, bears, wolves, and other dangerous wild animals. These amendments will close a loophole that might otherwise enable unscrupulous exhibitors to obtain an exemption from the state’s restrictions on private possession of dangerous species. They also will allow for the Department to make key, unannounced inspections at facilities that house dangerous wild animals.”

Please learn more here and sign the petition

http://org2.salsalabs.com/o/5154/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=18352

 

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URGENT: Horses Need Shade

Photo: protectmustangs.org

Photo: protectmustangs.org

If you want to get rid of the wild horses the federal land managers seem to believe that the easiest way to do this is to round the animals up and let them die of a heat stroke, thirst, or both.

Rounding up the wild horses and borros without adequate shelter is inhumane but done nevertheless.

“Recently the Associated Press reported that ‘Feds seek extra holding space for western mustangs’ (http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_26264815/feds-seek-extra-holding-space-western-mustangs) Sadly the BLM has made no changes to the shelterless holding facilities where captive wild horses suffer in extreme weather. There still is no shade for them in triple digit heat despite public outcry and offers to assist from more than a year ago and they want to roundup more!

Why is the BLM blatantly disregarding the 3 basics of animal husbandry: food, shelter, water?

We urge you to write your senators and congressional representative (http://www.contactingthecongress.org) a hand-written letter to their Washington, D.C. offices every week requesting they intervene to bring shelter to captive wild horses. If you live outside of the United States, please write the President at the White House requesting he intervene to take care of American symbols of freedom loved around the world.”

Please help these animals and read more here

https://www.change.org/p/bring-emergency-shelter-and-shade-to-captive-wild-horses-and-burros/u/7824695?tk=xZMspcEDw7pG52XtwOlxmDO-2vu5X240OP23yPyWwyg&utm_source=petition_update&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=petition_update_email

 

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Freiheit für Löwen – von Holland nach Südafrika

Foto: Vier Pfoten

Foto: Vier Pfoten

Foto: Vier Pfoten

Foto: Vier Pfoten

Foto: Vier Pfoten

Foto: Vier Pfoten

Solche Nachrichten sind zwar selten, aber machen immer Mut, sich weiter für Tiere in solchen Notsituationen einzusetzen:

“Gypsy, Simba, Nora, Neida, Pregan und Kongo haben es geschafft: Die sechs Löwen aus der niederländischen Rettungsstation FELIDA sind wohlbehalten in unserem Großkatzenrefugium LIONSROCK angekommen. Am 3. Juli haben wir sie in ihrem neuen Zuhause freigelassen.

Die sechs Löwen haben eine bewegte Vergangenheit: Bevor sie in die Rettungsstation FELIDA kamen, die 2013 von VIER PFOTEN übernommen wurde, mussten sie im Zirkus Kunststücke vorführen oder führten ein trauriges Dasein im Zoo.

Dank der Unterstützung vieler Tierfreunde können Gypsy, Simba, Nora, Neida, Pregan und Kongo in LIONSROCK nun leben wie richtige Löwen. Die weite Reise von Holland nach Südafrika haben sie gut überstanden; bereits nach wenigen Schritten in ihrem neuen Zuhause zeigte sich, dass sich die sechs hier sehr wohl fühlen.

Lesen Sie mehr.

Mehr über diese Löwen erfahren Sie hier

http://www.vier-pfoten.de/projekte/grosskatzen/lionsrock/aktuell/endlich-afrika/

 

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