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Financial Crises = Animal Crises

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Whenever attention is focused on financial crises it often is overseen that these situations lead to neglect and despair of those who have come to depend on human help: companion animals.

The cities of many nations hit by a variety of downfalls develop into poor houses for many animals in need.

Here is another country in desperate need of aide for their animals:

“The BBC reported a few short months ago on the dogs of Greece, becoming victims of homelessness and hunger, following years of financial crisis in the country:

‘There are more than a million strays in Greece because people are simply abandoning pets they can no longer afford to keep.'”

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One Million Hungry Dogs Need You

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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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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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Eating Dogs = Eating Pigs?

 

Photo: HSI

Photo: HSI

There are stories of people all over the world bonding with animals. Why are some animals only considered food whereas others become family members? Who has the right to decide whether eating a dog is worse than eating a pig? In the western hemisphere humans will cuddle with their dog, the dog gets to sleep in the house if not in the bed of their human family. But pigs get crammed into crates where they can barely move let alone turn around. In other countries dogs get crammed into small cages before they are sold off as meat. Are dogs better? Smarter? Tastier? Easier to catch? Easier to murder? Easier to hold in your arms?

Talk about the pot calling the kettle black …

But this is about dogs, please help:

“A dog looks up at a woman as he is offered water after days of going without. Barking and whining can be heard all around from frightened, confused animals, many injured and some laboring to breathe. Veterinarians work frantically as darkness falls on a crowded field.

Numerous stolen pets, along with a police service dog, were discovered this past week among some 3,280 dogs bound for slaughter in China’s dog meat market. Despite sweltering summer temperatures, they were densely packed into small wire cages without regard for safety or welfare.”

Please read more at

http://www.hsi.org/news/news/2014/08/mass-china-dog-meat-rescue-080814.html

 

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Sunder´s Rescue

Photo: Animal Rajat

Photo: Animal Rajat

Photo: Animal Rajat

Photo: Animal Rajat

Photo: Animal Rajat

Photo: Animal Rajat

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This kind of news is something we crave for: a happy ending for an animal who nearly had no chance:

“The most exciting news of the month is that the nightmare is finally over for Sunder! For the past two years, we’ve been fighting to free this young elephant from a temple where he was used as a living begging bowl. He spent almost 24 hours a day immobilized by chains in a dark shed and lived under the constant threat of beatings from which he bore numerous scars.

PETA affiliates worldwide launched campaigns to free him, and PETA India sued for his freedom and won. The court required that Sunder be released to a sanctuary, but the owner refused to comply and hid Sunder instead. Meanwhile, the owner’s allies used religious blackmail and political corruption to thwart efforts to free him.

After months of sleuthing, Animal Rahat discovered where Sunder was hidden and released video footage of his beatings and injuries—the tight chains had cut deeply into his legs. This new evidence was the tipping point that caused the court to demand Sunder’s release.

We arranged transportation to the sanctuary, and even then our crew was threatened by men who followed the truck on motorcycles and put nails under our tires to try to stop us.

Just this month, Sunder arrived at his new sanctuary home, free from violence for the first time in his life. A fatherly bull elephant, Van Raj, has already reached out to him—possibly the first elephant friend that Sunder has ever had! He walks with Van Raj and the female elephants and has met a baby elephant who initially scared him but now fascinates him.”

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A Humane Visit to the Doctor

Photo: JP Bonnelly Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch

Photo: JP Bonnelly Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch

Photo: JP Bonnelly Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch

Photo: JP Bonnelly Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch

Photo: JP Bonnelly Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch

Photo: JP Bonnelly Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch

Helping rescued animals also includes having the animal examined by a doctor. Not an easy task.

“We all know how scary it can be to go to the doctor, especially when you’re young and you don’t quite know what’s going on. Now imagine you’re a wild horse or burro who isn’t used to human interaction, or whose only human touch has been negative, and you can understand why it can be difficult to provide medical treatment to some of our rescued equine residents.

But, with the doors to Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch’s newly-constructed equine handling facility now open, we are able to provide care to even our most timid and semi-tame residents.

Designed by Temple Grandin and Mark Deesing, the new facility is truly an industry leader in the humane handling of equines. It has an open design, modified chutes and wider lanes that allow the horses and burros to move through the chutes in smaller groups. In addition, the facility houses state of the art equipment that allows our veterinarians to safely examine all parts of the horse, while the structure itself makes the horse feel comfortable and safe.

Just recently we treated Buckaroo, a beautiful Leopard Appaloosa gelding, who came to the ranch ten years ago after being rescued from slaughter. His previous life had left him in poor condition and with a deep mistrust of humans. The new handling facility has made a world of difference and the process of receiving his yearly check up is now much easier for him.”

You can read more at

http://www.humanesociety.org/news/news/2014/06/black-beauty-ranch-opens-new.html?credit=em_ffa070314

You can learn more about Temple Grandin here

http://www.templegrandin.com

You can learn more about the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch here

http://www.blackbeautyranch.org

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Was hat Fussball mit Tieren zu tun?

Das Dreibinden-Guerteltier – Rettet den Regenwald e.V.

Das Dreibinden-Guerteltier – Rettet den Regenwald e.V.


Dank der Fussball-Weltmeisterschaft in Brasilien ist ein Tier besonders ins Rampenlicht gerueckt worden: Das Dreibindenguerteltier.

“Das Dreibindengürteltier ist zu einer Verwandlung fähig, die das Herz von Fußballfunktionären schneller schlagen lässt. Es kann sich zu einem Ball zusammenrollen und wird deshalb auch Kugelgürteltier genannt. Hier endet allerdings die Analogie: Anders als Fußball ist es in Brasilien nicht allgegenwärtig, sondern gefährdet. Die Tierart kommt nur noch in kleinen isolierten Populationen vor.
Die Heimat der Tiere sind die Savannengebiete im Nordosten Brasiliens. Doch ihr Lebensraum schwindet für die Gewinnung von Holzkohle, die Rinderzucht und die Ausweitung der Soja- und Zuckerrohrplantagen. Auch die Jagd setzt den Gürteltieren massiv zu.

Das Dreibindengürteltier wurde auch deshalb zum Maskottchen der Fußball-Weltmeisterschaft in Brasilien gewählt, weil man beim Fußballvolk werbewirksam auf die Bedrohung dieser Art und den Schutz der Natur aufmerksam machen will: Sein Name „Fuleco” ist eine Wortschöpfung aus den portugiesischen Wörtern für Fußball und Ökologie.

Nach Kritik hat die brasilianische Regierung einen Fünfjahresplan aufgelegt, der Schutzgebiete und ein Forschungszentrum vorsieht. Doch von den dafür versprochenen Mitteln sind bisher nur zwei Prozent geflossen, neue Schutzgebiete wurden ebenso wenig ausgewiesen.

Brasilianische Wissenschaftler fordern nun die Umweltministerin Teixero auf, sofort mit der Einrichtung eines Schutzgebiets für das „WM-Maskottchen” zu beginnen.

„Wenn wir jetzt genügend Unterschriften sammeln, können wir es schaffen, die brasilianische Regierung dazu zu bringen, das Gürteltier zu retten und ein TOR für den Umweltschutz erzielen”, schreibt Dr. Felipe Melo von der Universität Pernambuco.”

Bitte unterschreiben Sie die Petition
https://www.regenwald.org/aktion/956/das-fussball-tier-moechte-leben

Wenn Sie mehr ueber das Dreibindenguerteltier wissen moechten, finden Sie hier weitere Informationen
http://www.welt.de/wissenschaft/umwelt/article128983637/Fuleco-ist-nur-noch-zwei-Drittel-seiner-selbst.html

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