Cat’s Killing Leads To Man’s Arrest

Cat’s Killing Leads To Cohoes, Albany, New York, USA.

James Backus - Cat's Killing Leads To Cohoes, Albany, New York, USA Man's Arrest

James Backus – Cat’s Killing Leads To Cohoes, Albany, New York, USA Man’s Arrest

ALBANY, NEW YORK — A Cohoes man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly killed a cat by slamming its head into the sidewalk along South Pearl Street.

James Backus, 44, was charged with aggravated animal cruelty following an investigation that began after officers were told by another person that Backus had just killed a cat near the intersection of South Pearl and State streets, Albany Police spokesman Steven Smith said.

He said Backus allegedly picked up the cat by the tail and struck its head against the concrete four or five times. Backus then placed the cat, which was allegedly lying injured in the road after being hit by a car, in a city garbage can, Smith said.

Backus was arraigned Wednesday in city court and bail was set at $15,000, but a city court judge released Backus on his own recognizance.

Source: Timesunion

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Protection 4 Animals supports the total banning of the Fur Trade. Currently while officially Dog and Cat Fur is banned in many countries, this does not apply to the Raccoon Dogs being Skinned Alive for their Fur.

Make no mistake this is a Barbaric process carried out by Brutal Chinese workers, that Beat the Dogs with Iron Bars, Kick Stomp, Slam them against concrete walls/floors to stop them struggling. 

Then the Fur is Slowly Torn from their bodies in the most agonising and sickening way. They are then thrown to one side where they suffer the most horrendous deaths, that can last up to 3 hours.

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Dog Leads Firefighter To Disabled Woman and Saves Her Life

A Disabled Maryland Woman Owes Her Life To Her Faithful Black Labrador After He Showed A Firefighter Just Where To Find Her.

Black Labrador Dog Leads Firefighter To Disabled Woman and Saves Her Life

Black Labrador Dog Leads Firefighter To Disabled Woman and Saves Her Life

Retired Fire Lieutenant Billy Mills was driving past the home in Bowie when he saw smoke.  Suspecting that a structure was on fire, he pulled over and followed the smoke.  He arrived at the residence just as fire crews showed up to respond to a person trapped inside.

Mills began performing a “360 check” of the house, and found a black lab “frantically scurrying about the backyard,” according to Prince George’s County Fire Department Spokesperson Mark Brady.  When the dog saw Mills coming toward him, he went to the sliding glass doors and barked continuously, looking inside.

Mills peered inside and saw an immobile woman on her hands and knees.  He rushed inside and escorted the woman out into her backyard.  Mills and her neighbor Hugh Owens, a former volunteer fire chief, then brought to the front yard to receive medical attention for smoke inhalation and burn injuries.

Firefighters did their best to contain the flames, but the house has been determined to be unsafe and unlivable.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Though the woman’s injuries were not deemed to be life-threatening, had her loyal dog not alerted Mills, she may have succumbed to smoke inhalation in a moment’s time.

Protection 4 Animals Worldwide

Protection 4 Animals Worldwide

Protection 4 Animals supports the total banning of the Fur Trade. Currently while officially Dog and Cat Fur is banned in many countries, this does not apply to the Raccoon Dogs being Skinned Alive for their Fur.

Make no mistake this is a Barbaric process carried out by Brutal Chinese workers, that Beat the Dogs with Iron Bars, Kick Stomp, Slam them against concrete walls/floors to stop them struggling. 

Then the Fur is Slowly Torn from their bodies in the most agonising and sickening way. They are then thrown to one side where they suffer the most horrendous deaths, that can last up to 3 hours.

Please Sign Our Petition To Stop Raccoon Dogs Being Skinned Alive and Suffering a Slow, Sickening, Horrendous Deaths. Click Here To Sign Our Petition These poor animals need your support, tell all your friends and family, thank you.

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Source: Life With Dogs

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Brian May: Me and My Animal Passions

He is one the World’s Best Guitarists He’s written some of the most memorable rock anthems of all time, and his band ‘Queen’ is a Global Phenomenon. But it’s not music he wants to be remembered for his Animal Welfare … Continue reading → 

Mícheál Caomhánach Founder Protection 4 Animals

 

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Brian May: Me and My Animal Passions

He is one the World’s Best Guitarists

He’s written some of the most memorable rock anthems of all time, and his band ‘Queen’ is a Global Phenomenon. But it’s not music he wants to be remembered for his Animal Welfare Work – Saving Badgers and Foxes.

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Brian May: ‘The day the first shot is fired against the Badgers, I will never drink another drop of milk unless I know it’s come from a humane farm.’

When Queen performed at the closing ceremony of the Olympics – Freddie Mercury, towering over the crowd in canary-yellow jacket, leading a call-and-response from beyond the grave, Brian May, crowned in his wonky halo of grey curls, squalling his way through the guitar solo from Brighton Rock, and drummer Roger Taylor, with guest Jessie J, thundering into a rendition of We Will Rock You – they did what they always managed to do so spectacularly live: unite a stadium in belting out an anthem.

Brian May, guitarist of the British rock band Queen, performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.

Brian May, Guitarist and Roger Taylor, Drummer of the British Rock Band ‘Queen’, performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, 12th August 2012, in London.

They – well May – also managed to do something new: infuriate a significant percentage of the populace. The trouble was his outfit: a characteristic combination of dark trousers, trainers and long frock coat, except from one sleeve peered the head of a fox; from the other, the black and white snout of a badger.

“He’s politicising the Olympics!” came the cry, from those who made the connection between his attire and his campaign against the government’s then imminent approval of pilot badger culls in Gloucester and Somerset.

Badger

Badger

“To the farmers struggling against bovine TB and Fox predation,” harrumphed the Countryside Alliance, “a millionaire rock star using a global sporting celebration to undermine their way of life really stuck in the craw.”

Red Fox Adult

Red Fox Adult

A spokesperson for Brian May said his jacket was in keeping with Danny Boyle’s Isles of Wonder theme, including, as it did, a hedgehog, a buzzard, two herons and an adder, “most of which are protected or in decline” – which was plausible, up to a point.

Director Danny Boyle was the mastermind behind the London Olympic 2012 Opening and Closing Ceremony's

Director Danny Boyle was the mastermind behind the London Olympic 2012 Opening and Closing Ceremony’s

For it is true that Brian May is on a mission.

“All the available scientific evidence points to the fact that the cull probably will not work,” he says now, sitting in a hotel bar in Kensington.”

“It will not save a single cow. It might do, but it’s a huge unknown – a huge extrapolation, and extrapolation of scientific evidence is a very dangerous game.”

His voice is soft, languid in the way of someone accustomed to being listened to.

“If you talk to any expert on cows and bovine TB in Britain, bar a couple who work for Defra [Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs], you will get the same answer, including from Lord Krebs.”

Krebs led the only major scientific trial of culling, a £50m study known as the randomised Badger Culling or Krebs trial, which culled 11,000 Badgers over Five Years and found that if certain conditions were met, culling could reduce disease incidence by an average of just 16% over nine years.

“Krebs said Culling is a crazy idea, we should not be doing it, we should be vaccinating,” adds May. “So I’m not a lone voice. I’m not a renegade hippy.”

On Friday afternoon, a petition he has launched with Team Badger, a coalition of various Animal Rights Groups, had more than 134,000 signatures, well in excess of the 100,000 required to get a debate considered in parliament.

(The coalition includes Brian May’s own anti-animal cruelty organisation, established when he realised, in 2010, that David Cameron would try to repeal the anti-hunting act. It is called, with the unapologetic sentimentality that imbues the songs he wrote for Queen, Save Me, and marked the end of his life-long support for the Tory party.)

British Prime Minister David Cameron will try to Repeal the Anti-Hunting Act

British Prime Minister David Cameron will try to Repeal the Anti-Hunting Act

May is working on the campaign around the clock, talking to scientists, emailing activists, doing interviews, updating his website.

“It’s threatening my life, it’s utterly consuming my life. It makes it difficult to continue a proper family life, it makes it difficult to continue music, to continue astronomy, to continue my stereoscopic adventures.”

May is, famously, unusual in the rock firmament in that he possesses a PhD in astronomy, and has written books about it (the most recent, The Cosmic Tourist, written with Patrick Moore and Chris Lintott, will be published next month) and another obsession, stereoscopy.

“So I suppose I solve the problem by not sleeping very much.” He says his friends, largely, support his campaign, but that his wife, Anita Dobson – though helping with the petition, “has at times made me question whether I should be spending this much time on it”.

As we talk, his eye is suddenly caught by a scene behind us, and his voice hardens. “Sorry, excuse me, are you having trouble, Anne?” Anne is Anne Brummer, of Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue Centre in Surrey, who has rescued thousands of Animals over the past 25 years and has released many of them on to his land. A waiter has been trying to explain to Anne that the bar is not yet open. “Who says? Can we talk to your manager please?” The gentle tone is suddenly gone; in its place is the full force of rock star high-handedness.

Ann Brummer goes out on most of the rescues herself and also carries out educational work

Ann Brummer goes out on most of the rescues herself and also carries out educational work

He turns back to me. “Sorry, I hate people who say things can’t be done.” His tone is avuncular again, expansive. “It must be in my upbringing.” In what way? “Well, my parents thought we were middle class” 

Brian’s father, when May was a teenager helped him build the guitar he still uses out of motorbike valve springs, a mahogany fireplace, a bike saddle, and mother-of-pearl buttons from his mother’s button box, was an electronics draughtsman in the civil service –

“but we were very poor. They had a pride in doing things well. Life is too short for people who don’t want to do their job well.”

Speaking of jobs, it’s understandable, isn’t it, if farmers feel that it is all very well for someone in a comfortable position …

“I’m not in a comfortable position,” interjects May. “This is killing me!”

I look for a trace of irony, but it doesn’t appear to be there.

“Yeah, yeah, yeah. Rock stars shouldn’t have anything to say about farming. Well, sorry, it’s time to wake up. Farming, like every other industry, including mine, has to be open to change or it dies. … [And] if the price of my glass of milk on the table, or my cheese is the death of possibly hundreds of thousands of badgers, I don’t want it. I like me milk, I like me cheese, but the day the first shot is fired by the government against the badgers, I will never drink another drop of milk unless I know it’s come from a humane farm.”

Cow, Milk, Cheese and Farmer

Cow, Milk, Cheese  and Farmer

But that, as even some Anti-Cull Activists admit, is just punishing farmers further.

“No, it’s not. It’s giving people the right to choose who to support.”

What is it about him and animals, exactly? Where does this passion come from?

“It’s a childhood thing, but it’s been reinforced by the life I’ve led. I’m an astronomer.”

Even when he was touring the world with Queen, May kept up with the academic journals. He has an asteroid named after him, has spent months chasing eclipses from Mexico to Outer Mongolia, and periodically appears on the Sky at Night with his friend Patrick Moore.

“For a thousand years the Ptolemaic system was believed all round the world. The system says that the Earth is at the centre of the universe. It turns out not to be true. But this idea that we are the centre of creation lingers on – where is the justification to say we are the central piece of evolution? There is nothing to tell us that whatsoever. So why would we use that to justify our exceedingly bad behaviour?”

In fact, he said, a couple of years ago, that he would rather be remembered for his animal rights work than for music or astronomy. Really? “Yep. I won’t be remembered in 1,000 years anyway, but I would like to leave this planet knowing that I did what I could to make it a better place, a more decent place, a more compassionate place.”

Having said which, he doesn’t seem to find this campaigning lark that fulfilling.

“People say: ‘Are you enjoying it?’ No. I love my music, I love my art. And I’m quite good at it.”

Rolling Stone last year ranked him as 26th of the 100 best guitarists of all time.

“So really I should be making music – I have to have time – because if I lose music from my life, I lose my self.”

He is about to embark on a short tour with Kelly Ellis, accompanying her on acoustic guitar and performing by candlelight.

“It’s almost like a reaction to the music that made Queen famous, though if you look at it some of it’s very simple. We Will Rock You is very simple. Millionaire Waltz is highly complex.”

It is perhaps instructive – or maybe not – that May wrote We Will Rock You, while Freddie Mercury wrote The Millionaire Waltz: for all his obvious intelligence, there is something of the emotional bludgeon about May and his lyrics: they are obviously wildly effective – in 2006, Queen’s Greatest Hits became the best-selling album ever – but relatively uncomplicated (unlike his guitar solos): We Will Rock You. The Show Must Go On. I Want It All.

Musically, he and Freddie Mercury dovetailed brilliantly, but did he ever feel overshadowed and resentful of his flamboyantly gifted frontman? “No, we actually pushed him forward. It was me who designed that first cover and put him on [it]. That was my vision of what Queen’s image would be. Because Freddie was born to it. Though he was very democratic. People often said, in interviews, ‘This is your band’ – and he’d say, ‘Don’t be stupid, darling.'” May’s voice alters subtly, suddenly there’s another person in the room.

“This is a band.”

Queen's Freddie Mercury

Queen’s Freddie Mercury

What was it like, performing with Mercury again, albeit in the form of a hologram?

“It was nice. I mean, Freddie’s with us the whole time, really. Freddie’s spirit is very strong and we spent so much of our lives together, I can’t imagine a day where I wouldn’t refer to him in some way. I’m very comfortable with that now. I wasn’t in the beginning.”

In fact, he was so grief-stricken by the loss of his friend and colleague, which came at about the same time as the breakup of his first marriage and the death of his father, that he slipped into a severe depression.

“It was quite a long grieving process, but I’m comfortable with it now. He lived life to the full, he created magnificently, from his soul. He was fearless.”

During another period of depression, a suicidal episode, May went to a clinic in Arizona. “They said, ‘What is your religion, what is your spirituality?’ I said: ‘I’m not sure.’ And they said: ‘Well, we need your spirituality to be a centre for your recovery. And I kind of floundered around for a while and in the end it was looking at the stars that gave that feeling back to me.

“There’s a great thing called The Serenity Prayer,” he says. “It’s taught in all kinds of clinics – it starts off with the word God, but you can say Higher Power – ‘God, give me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.'”

He delivers the homily as if it is not cross-stitched and stuck up on wall after wall throughout the world. “To me that’s incredibly empowering and very often if I get to a sort of trough, that’s what I look at. It focuses you on the things which you can change.” And he stands up to his full 6ft 2in, plus a good five inches or so of hair, and wanders off to be photographed. From the lapel of his frock coat, a badger winks.

Mícheál Caomhánach Founder of Protection 4 Animals @P4Animals and Stop Fur Trade @StopFurTrade

Protection 4 Animals Worldwide

Protection 4 Animals Worldwide

Protection 4 Animals supports the total banning of the Fur Trade. Currently while officially Dog and Cat Fur is banned in many countries, this does not apply to the Raccoon Dogs being Skinned Alive for their Fur.

Make no mistake this is a Barbaric process carried out by Brutal Chinese workers, that Beat the Dogs with Iron Bars, Kick Stomp, Slam them against concrete walls/floors to stop them struggling. 

Then the Fur is Slowly Torn from their bodies in the most agonising and sickening way. They are then thrown to one side where they suffer the most horrendous deaths, that can last up to 3 hours.

Please Sign Our Petition To Stop Raccoon Dogs Being Skinned Alive and Suffering a Slow, Sickening, Horrendous Deaths. Click Here To Sign Our Petition These poor animals need your support, tell all your friends and family, thank you.

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Humane Program Working With Juvenile Detention Centre To Stop Animal Cruelty

Humane Program Working With Juvenile Detention Centre To Stop Animal Cruelty

Humane Program Working With Juvenile Detention Centre To Stop Animal Cruelty

The Humane Society of Huron Valley is reaching out to at-risk youth to educate them about the proper care of animals and hopefully stop the cycle of Animal Cruelty.

The Humane Society was able to start the program in October thanks to a $44,000 grant from the James A. and Faith Knight Foundation.

The Humane Society of Huron Valley investigates approximately 500 reports of Animal Cruelty each year.

“It is well documented that early Abusers of Animals often go on to engage in Violence and other Antisocial acts,” said Karen Patterson, director of Humane Education.

The Humane Society is hoping to help break the cycle of animal abuse by reaching out to at-risk youth.

Every Sunday Karen Patterson and Alex Ball go to the Washtenaw County Juvenile Detention Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They teach the kids there how to Care for Pets and give them an opportunity to interact with one of the Shelter Dogs.

The Program covers topics on Pet Safety, Animal Communication, Caring for Pets at Home, showing Respect and Compassion for Animals and Dog Cruelty.

The Humane Society hopes the program will benefit the troubled youth. “Our goals are to educate, and we want to rehabilitate too,” said Ball.

“We want to show we have Animals here that are always Compassionate. They Don’t Judge, They Don’t see Jumpsuits, and they Want to be loved.”

The kids at the centre love the program. “It’s a nice treat for them,” said Youth Counselor Kevin Lockhart.

The kids have been learning a lot from the program and have enjoyed having the Dogs around.

“It just gives you that warm, cuddly, comforting feeling that you can’t get from a human,” said 14-year-old Unique. “Dogs just have it, they just have that demeanor about them. It helps.”

Source: Life With Dogs

Emaciated Dog Struggles To Survive

Terrible Emaciated Poor Dog, Struggles To Survive In New York

Full Back Picture of This Poor Emaciated Dog Called John

Poor Emaciated Dog Called John Just Skin and Bone

At just 18 months of age, there is little left of John aside from skin and bones.

John has been starved to the brink of death. Gone are the muscles and fat which should round out his young body.

Gone is the spark of life from his once bright eyes.

Gone is the spark of life from his once bright eyes.

Gone is the spark of life from his once bright eyes. Instead, there are feces crusted around eyes which have lost hope. Instead, there are protruding bones which speak of unbearable pain following inexplicable starvation.

John is fighting for his life with the help of the Sean Casey Animal Rescue in New York. Weighing in at a miserable 18 pounds and barely registering a temperature, John will be lucky if he survives the severe cruelty which has nearly claimed his young life.

There is No Rhyme or Reason For The Condition Of This Abused and Neglected Dog

There is no rhyme or reason for the condition of this Abused and Neglected Dog

There is no rhyme or reason for the condition of this Abused and Neglected Dog. There are no words to adequately explain the suffering for which he has endured.

Right now, there are only prayers needed for the life of an innocent dog who has been denied the very things which he requires to survive.

Dogs do not deteriorate to this pitiful condition on their own. Someone did this to John. Someone created this horrific situation. Please keep this young dog in your thoughts and prayers as he fights for his life.

Please Keep John This Young Dog In Your Thoughts and Prayers

Please Keep John This Young Dog In Your Thoughts and Prayers

Follow John’s story at Protection 4 Animals and the rescue organization who is standing by John’s side as he battles to live.

Source: Examiner 

Protection 4 Animals Worldwide

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Protection 4 Animals supports the total banning of the Fur Trade. Currently while officially Dog and Cat Fur is banned in many countries, this does not apply to the Raccoon Dogs being Skinned Alive for their Fur.

Make no mistake this is a Barbaric process carried out by Brutal Chinese workers, that Beat the Dogs with Iron Bars, Kick Stomp, Slam them against concrete walls/floors to stop them struggling. 

Then the Fur is Slowly Torn from their bodies in the most agonising and sickening way. They are then thrown to one side where they suffer the most horrendous deaths, that can last up to 3 hours.

Please Sign Our Petition To Stop Raccoon Dogs Being Skinned Alive and Suffering a Slow, Sickening, Horrendous Deaths. Click Here To Sign Our Petition These poor animals need your support, tell all your friends and family, thank you.

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Man Who Killed and ate A PUPPY

A  Man who KILLED and ATE a PUPPY in Front of Horrified Onlookers, Including a Five-Year-Old Child, Has Been Fined More Than $2500.

Daniel Thomas Adriaens from Fitzroy Crossing appeared in Fitzroy Crossing Magistrate’s Court yesterday before West Kimberley Magistrate Colin Roberts, who had previously described the incident as “abhorrent and shocking“, and the worst case of animal cruelty he had seen.

Adriaens, a chronic solvent sniffer living in a humpy near the Fitzroy River, pleaded guilty in September last year to ill-treating the animal but claimed he had killed it humanely.

The court was told that about 6pm on April 23, 2011, a passerby had heard a puppy yelping near the river and found Adriaens cutting its throat with a knife. By the time police attended, he had gutted and roasted it and cut off its ears, storing one in his backpack.

He told police he had done it because he was “starving hungry”.

Magistrate Roberts fined Adriaens $2500 plus costs for the charge of animal cruelty, and $500 plus costs for a charge regarding a burning permit.

Source: The West AU News

Slaughter House Live Pigs Abused, Burned, Beaten 30 Times in 1 Minute

Animal Cruelty Pair Jailed After Being Caught Stubbing Out Cigarettes on Pigs Faces and Hitting Them with Baton

  • One Pig Was Beaten 30 Times in Just One Minute
  • Defendent Claimed Abuse Was Part of The Slaughterhouse ‘Culture’
  • Animal Rights Groups Say Animal Abuse is Widespread

Two Slaughtermen Who Were Filmed Beating Pigs and Stubbing Cigarettes Out Their Faces Were Today Jailed.

Piotr Andrzej Wasiuta, 30 and Kelly Smith, 40, Were Secretly Filmed by Animal Rights Group Animal Aid, Who Hid Cameras in Pig Pens at Cheale Meats in Brentwood, Essex England, UK.

Members of the charity group wept today as the pair admitted cruelty charges and were sentenced to a total of 10 weeks behind bars at Westminster Magistrates Court, London, England, UK.

Beating- Kelly Smith is filmed striking the pigs with a 'slapper'

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Shocking in one excert from the video a pig is seen bleeding to death on the abattoir floor

Piotr Andrzej Wasiuta

Piotr Andrzej Wasiuta, 30 Convicted of Animal Cruelty charges and was sentenced to a total of 6 weeks in Jail.

Kelly Smith

Kelly Smith, 40 Convicted of Animal Cruelty charges and was sentenced to a total of 4 weeks in Jail.

In the distressing video, Wasiuta can be seen pushing a lit cigarette onto the forehead and snout of three different pigs and forcing hot ash into one of the animals’ faces as it squirms to get away.

His actions earned him a six-week jail sentence.

In another clip, Smith, an experienced slaughterman of 14 years, is seen beating the animals with the edge of a ‘slapper’ used to move the pigs around the pens before slaughter.

He is later filmed hitting one pig 30 times in a minute – forcing the animal to sit down and pant heavily during the tirade of blows.

The 40-year-old father-of-three was jailed for four weeks.

Prosecutor Duncan Penny explained to the court how the footage was obtained by a contractor at the slaughterhouse who had ties to Animal Aid.

The filmed abuse took place in March and April 2011.

Duncan Penny Describing abuse carried out by Smith, he said: ‘These acts were pointless, served no purpose and demonstrated to his colleagues his contempt for the animals he was dealing with”

Piotr Wasiuta is seen stubbing out a cigarette on a pig's forehead. The abuse earned him a six week jail sentence

Piotr Wasiuta is seen stubbing out a cigarette on a pig's forehead. The Animal Abuse of the 'Pigs' earned Wasiuta a Six Week Jail Sentence

Caught- Kelly Smith was Filmed Beating One Pig a Horrifying 30 times in 62 Seconds.

Caught- Kelly Smith was Filmed Beating One Pig a Horrifying 30 times in 62 Seconds.

Jeremy Sirrell, defending Smith, said the beatings happened when he was under ‘extreme pressure’ at work.

‘They were expected to slaughter 1500 animals, or units as the company would call it,’ he said.

‘It is a matter of some irony, that this extreme pressure bore out of more animals being taken from another slaughter house in proximity having been closed down as a result, quite rightly, of activity by Animal Aid.’

Sundeep Pahkhania, defending Wasiuta, said he had been working in the slaughter house for under two months, and the abuse was part of a wider culture and couldn’t explain he behaviour.

‘In the CCTV, you can see another operative walking by, and he mentions nothing,’ he said.

Animal Abuse: Wasiuta will spend six weeks behind bars after admitting stubbing cigarettes out in a number of pigs in his care.

Animal Abuse: Piotr Andrzej Wasiuta will Spend Six Weeks Behind Bars After Admitting Stubbing Cigarettes Out in a Number of Pigs in His Care.

‘I suggest there was an established culture of this kind of behaviour.

‘He walks into it as very much a newbie.

‘He realises now it was unacceptable, unlawful and is disgusted with himself.’

As he sentenced them both, Magistrate John Newgas told Wasiuta and Smith: ‘You have both seen the pictures of what took place.

‘They show clear animal cruelty no doubt about it.

‘You should have known what you were doing was wrong, and must have known it was wrong.’

Both men have since been sacked from their jobs at the slaughterhouse.

Stress Smith claimed he was under intense pressure when he carried out the abuse

Stress: Kelly Smith claimed he was under intense pressure when he carried out the abuse.

Animal Aid’s Head of Campaigns, Kate Fowler said the organisation was pleased with the result of the case – but urged the government to investigate two further slaughterhouses, claiming animals abuse is widespread across the industry.

She said: ‘We are satisfied that Wasiuta and Smith have now been brought to justice.

‘Their acts of cruelty were inexcusable and caused untold suffering to animals who were already scared and vulnerable.

‘However, many other slaughterhouse workers, who also caused serious and deliberate suffering to animals, have escaped justice because this government refused to act.

‘We are now calling on the Food Standards Agency to look again at two other cases to see whether charges may be brought under the Animal Welfare Act.

‘Our detailed investigations have found illegality in eight of the nine slaughterhouses we visited, despite government-appointed vets being present in all of them.

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‘The current regulatory system does not work.

‘It does not catch those who abuse animals. But this case proves that properly placed and independently-monitored cameras do work, and we renew our call for Defra to make CCTV mandatory to catch those who abuse animals and to act as a disincentive to those who might consider it.’

Cheale Meats have not commented on the case.

Source: Daily Mail

Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Almost 1,000 Incidents of Cruelty Cases Every Week

The Scottish SPCA (SSPCA) has revealed shocking figures showing the charity last year dealt with almost 1,000 incidents a week, 8% more than in 2010.

The SSPCA also saw the number of animals in their care leap from 12,600 to 13,437, while calls to their helpline remained extremely high at 180,556, just under 500 a day.

Chief Superintendent Mike Flynn said, “The 50,039 incidents we dealt with, which included investigations, rescues, abandonments and providing assistance, and the 13,437 animals we cared for was staggering and put a massive strain on our resources.

“It’s hard to be sure if cruelty itself is increasing as we also have to consider that our profile has never been higher and more people than ever before are aware of how we can help. What we can say is sheer volume is far from our only concern. While the majority of cases we investigate are the result of ignorance rather than outright cruelty, last year sadly demonstrated once again that there is no limit to how far some people will go to abuse animals”.

Kittens That Survived Being Thrown Off A Bridge

Flynn adds “Horrific cases included a dog that was dumped in a garden in Edinburgh after his owner left him to starve to death, two kittens tied up in a plastic bag and thrown off a bridge in the Borders and a family of swans who suffered multiple injuries after an airgun attack in West Lothian. We also rescued lots of small animals such as rabbits and guinea pigs who had been dumped outdoors like rubbish, many in extremely poor health”.

“We are very thankful for the support we receive and we believe Scotland is still largely a nation of animal lovers. It is clear though that cruelty to animals is still a serious issue in this country” said Flynn.

Flynn continued to say, “
Our investigations last year resulted in 46 people being banned from keeping animals, 12 for life, which is seven more than the previous year. Four people were jailed, compared to one in 2010, and fines totalled more than £25,000.”

“We are pleased the number of life bans being issued has increased as this is the most effective way of preventing animals from suffering at the hands of people who have demonstrated they are not fit to be owners,” said Flynn. “Life bans in particular also send a strong signal that owning an animal is a privilege and not a right. The courts may also see fit to impose custodial sentences and it was only right that the Reid brothers of Aberdeen were jailed last year for dog fighting.”

“David and Colin Reid became the first people to be convicted of animal fighting under Section 23 of the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act following our investigation and their punishment serves as a warning to anyone else involved in such bloodthirsty and barbaric activities.”

CS Flynn emphasised that “we are continuing to invest in both our frontline and in education in particular. Last year we opened our new animal rescue and rehoming centre in Aberdeenshire and we’re close to completing our National Wildlife Rescue Centre in Clackmannanshire,” he said.These are both major developments and will help ensure we are able to meet the ever-increasing demands we face” he said.

“Prevention itself is also at the heart of our work and we have been delighted with the success of our free education programme which reached more than 60% of primary schools and over 160,000 children in 2011. It is vital that we continue to encourage children to treat animals with the care and respect they deserve and we are confident we’ll see the benefits in the years to come”.

“We will continue to meet the challenges 2012 brings and with the support of the Scottish public we will do all we can for every abused, abandoned, sick and injured animals in need of our help.” said Mike Flynn.

Fur Farms in China

A Horrific and Shocking Look Inside Chinese Fur Farms

Animals Skinned Alive

When undercover investigators made their way onto Chinese fur farms,

they found that many animals are still alive and struggling desperately when workers flip them onto their backs or hang them up by their legs or tails to skin them.

When workers on these farms begin to

cut the skin and fur from an animal’s leg, the free limbs kick and writhe. Workers stomp on the necks and heads of animals who struggle too hard to allow a clean cut.

China Fur Trade Exposed in 60 Seconds

When the fur is finally peeled off over the animals’ heads, their naked, bloody bodies are thrown onto a pile of those who have gone before them.

Some are still alive, breathing in ragged gasps and blinking slowly.

Some of the animals’ hearts are still beating five to 10 minutes after they are skinned.

One investigator recorded a skinned raccoon dog on the heap of carcasses who had enough strength to lift his bloodied head and stare into the camera.

Before animals are skinned alive

  • The Animals are pulled from their cages and thrown to the ground
  • Workers bludgeon the animals with metal rods or slam them on hard surfaces
  • Causing broken bones and convulsions but not always immediate death.
  • Animals watch helplessly as workers make their way down the row.

Background

Undercover investigators from Swiss Animal Protection/EAST International toured fur farms in China’s Hebei Province, and it quickly became clear why outsiders are banned from visiting. There are no penalties for abusing animals on fur farms in China—farmers canhouse and slaughter animals however they see fit. The investigators found horrors beyond their worst imaginings and concluded,

“Conditions on Chinese fur farms make a mockery of the most elementary animal welfare standards. In their lives and their unspeakable deaths, these animals have been denied even the simplest acts of kindness.”

On these farms, foxes, minks, rabbits, and other animals pace and shiver in outdoor wire cages, exposed to driving rain, freezing nights, and, at other times, scorching sun. Mother animals, who are driven crazy from rough handling and intense confinement and have nowhere to hide while giving birth, often kill their babies after delivering litters.

Is There a Skeleton In Your Coset?

The globalization of the fur trade has made it impossible to know where fur products come from. China supplies more than half of the finished fur garments imported for sale in the United States. Even if a fur garment’s label says it was made in a European country, the animals were likely raised and slaughtered elsewhere—possibly on an unregulated Chinese fur farm.

The only way to prevent such unimaginable cruelty is never to wear any fur.

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Update On 8 Dogs Facing Death

The Starving Dogs – Saved From Horror Life, Facing Death Today

Update On The EightDogs Rescued From A Home After Authorities Received A Tip About The Poor Living Conditions

Dexter One Of The Eight Dogs Who Lived A Life of Horror

Dexter One Of The Eight Dogs That Were Confiscated From A Home After A Life Of Horror By Authorities In The Area Responded To A Tip About Poor Living Conditions, Only To Go On To Face Death

It was reported that Tears were shed this morning for eight dogs who had escaped a life of horror by a miserable owner, only to be left to face Death Today. You can click HERE for yesterday’s story on the Eight Dogs Will Die Tomorrow.

After Officials were greeted by a Heartwrenching Situation – Dogs, Crammed into Inadequate kennels, living in their own waste, and starving.

Due To The Fact That An Army of Social Networking Individuals on Twitter and Facebook Sprang Into Action – Magic Happened.

It was Posted earlier today that all 8 of the dogs were safe.

None of these dogs who have lived through a life of  horror, starvation and neglect will die today.

Bonnie Blue Rescue has stepped in to save the day.

Lorelei One Of The Starving Dogs Saved From Death

Lorelei One Of The Starving Dogs After Being Saved From Their Owners, That Were Facing Death

But the rescue has not been fully completed, there is still more to do and help is still needed.

So that this miracle can fully take place, more help is needed – help for the rescuers who have put their resources on the line for these starved dogs who needed their help the most.

chip-in fund has been created to help this rescue raise what is needed for all of the dogs – vaccinations, worming, altering, food and possibly – heartworm treatment.

You can watch a video of Lorelei although safe now, the clear evidence of starvation and the look of  real sadness.

Please take a moment to share this important update on these dogs – let everyone know that they are safe, and please, if you are able, donate to the rescuers who has spared them from death.

Every dollar, pound, euro counts – no donation is too small.

Thank you to everyone that is working to save these poor innocent dogs.

Lorelei and Dexter’s story is simply heartbreaking.

These pups are part of a seizure and pending cruelty case investigation down in south Alabama …. the same area where two other dogs where rescued from just last year.

Charges have been filed against the owner for the neglect and condition of his nine redbone coonhounds.

Charges have been filed against the owner for the neglect and condition of his nine redbone coonhounds. Sadly, they were all left to starve to death enclosed in pens surrounded and covered by metal scraps, fencing, cords, plastic and trash.

One pup was immediately euthanised after seizure due his severe dehydration and rapid deterioration of his condition.

One pup was immediately euthanized after seizure due his severe dehydration and rapid deterioration of his condition. The other pups were sent to the Mobile County Animal Shelter to wait it out until it was their turn to be euthanised.

More Pictures of Lorelei

Lorelei One Week Later After, Food and Love


More Pictures of Dexter

Please do take a moment to share this important update on these dogs – let everyone know that they are safe, and please, if you are able, donate to the rescuers who has spared them from death.

Please Every dollar, pound, euro counts – no donation is too small.

Thank you again to everyone that is working to save these poor innocent dogs.

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Dogs Will Die Tomorrow

Starving Dogs – Neglected, Saved From Owner, Now Set To Die, Tomorrow

Eight Dogs Were Rescued From A Home After Authorities Received A Tip About The Poor Living Conditions

There Were Eight Dogs Who Lived A Life of Horror

There Were Eight Dogs Who Lived A Life of Horror

Eight Dogs were confiscated from a home after authorities in the area responded to a tip about poor living conditions.

Officials were greeted by a Heartwrenching Situation – Dogs, Crammed into Inadequate kennels, living in their own waste, and starving.

Dogs Slated To Die

After Being Saved From Their Owners, Now They Are Facing Death

One dog was so emaciated that he had to be euthanized – the other, all skeletal, were taken to the Mobile County Animal Shelter.

Though the shelter sent out a plea for foster homes to area residents – only two dogs were rescued.

The others? “No interest”.

Dogs who have spent their entire lives enduring a pitiful existence generated no compassionate interest locally and now, they are facing death.

On Thursday, 8 September 2011, if no rescue steps forward, the surviving dogs – dogs who have never known kindness or compassion – will be killed.

Dogs that were treated so horribly that their owner,  Cheyenne Earl Owens, 44, was sent to jail on 8 counts of animal cruelty.

Author: Penny Eims, Dog News Examiner, 7 September 2011
Starving Hounds – Neglected and Slated To Die Tomorrow

About The Mobile County Animal Shelter

The Mobile County Animal Shelter is required by the State of Alabama to enforce animal control laws. These laws are designed to protect the public’s health, safety and welfare. They also are intended to minimize the suffering of unwanted animals that have been abandoned and have no source of food or medical care.

At the same time, the shelter seeks to promote the adoptions of unwanted animals and to provide the highest level of care for those in its custody. Its shelter at 7665 Howell’s Ferry Road provides segregated kennels to accommodate stray dogs on 7-day hold, dogs that are quarantined due to illness or bites, and adoptable dogs. It also provides a separate area for cats.

In addition to control and adoptions of unwanted animals, the Mobile County Animal Shelter is charged with investigation of animal cruelty and dog bite cases.

Located at: 7665 Howells, Ferry Road, Mobile, Al 36618, Phone: (251)574-3647

Kennel Hours of Operation:Mobile County Animal Shelter
Monday – Friday:
10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Saturdays
10 am – 2:30 pm (adoptions only)
Sundays:
Closed

Important Numbers:(For After-Hour Emergencies contact the Sheriff’s Office at 574-8634)

You can visit the Mobile County Animal Shelter Website

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China Bear Farms Horrific Conditions

Chinese Doctors To Call For ‘Cruel’ Bear Farms To Be Closed

China’s bear farms, where for decades bile has been extracted from the endangered animals in horrific conditions, have been condemned by eminent Chinese scientists.

On the farms, the bears are milked for their bile through crude holes cut into the abdomen wall and the gall bladder

His conclusions will delight campaigners who for years have fought against the farms and freed hundreds of bears from captivity.

They claim that opposition to the industry is growing as China’s burgeoning middle class become increasingly opposed to such cruelty.

Dr Feng will warn the World Traditional Chinese Medicine Congress conference, however, that opponents face a hard battle with traditionalists who remain convinced that real bear bile can help cure many ailments including stomach and digestive disorders and kidney problems. Many people, including government officials, will refuse to accept substitutes, he will say.

On the farms, the bears – mostly Asiatic Black Bears – are kept in tiny, cramped cages and milked for their bile through crude holes cut into the abdomen wall and the gall bladder.

The wounds are deliberately left open, leaving the bears exposed to infection and disease. They are kept hungry and denied free access to water because this helps produce more bile.

Throughout parts of China, some 10,000 endangered Asiatic black bears are currently housed in tiny, restrictive metal cages where they are systematically 'milked' of bile, a digestive fluid produced in the gallbladder which is believed to have medicinal qualities in some Asian traditions.

The farms are still found in many parts of China and other Asian countries, fuelling poaching and illegal trade in the animals.

Dr Feng’s research shows that herbal alternatives and bile from other animals such as cattle – which can be collected cheaply at abbatoirs – can be more effective than Bear Bile.

He will argue that growing opposition to animal substitutes will mean that, eventually, only plant substitutes will be acceptable.

“The final choice will have to be to use plants to substitute bear bile,” he will tell the conference at Central Hall.

“Completely replacing the real one in chemical compositions is really difficult, but it is possible and we are close to proving the reality which is that the pharmacological effects of the substitute are better than those of the real one.”

Animal welfare campaigners point to growing opposition to the farms inside China. Earlier this year the owner of one of the biggest bear bile farms in China – who also owns a large pharmaceutical company – sparked protests in China when he applied for approval to list his company on a stock exchange.

Another speaker at the conference, Toby Zhang, of the charity Animals Asia, said:

“There has been a groundswell of public opinion against bear bile farming which shows that the Chinese people are increasingly concerned about animal welfare issues. Now even tradtional medicine doctors are advising against the use of bear bile.”

Jill Robinson, the English founder and chief executive of the Animal Asia Foundation Charity, which has a sanctuary for rescued Bears in China, said:

“Bears are dying in droves across the country in conditions that are just as horrendous as they were when we began rescuing bears in 1995. This appalling trade has to end.”

“There are over 54 different herbal alternatives and man-made synthetics that can take their place. No one is going to die from a lack of bear bile.”

In December 2009, 19 of China’s mainland provinces committed to becoming bear farm free. Another province, Shandong, closed its last bear farm in 2010.

But there is growing concern that the bear bile trade is still widespread throughout Asia.

The Chinese government estimates that there are currently between 7,000 and 10,000 bears kept for their bile in China. There are an estimated 16,000 Asiatic bears living in the wild.

A report in May by TRAFFIC, the wildlife monitoring network, found that poaching and illegal trade of bears, “continues unabated”, and on a large scale, mostly in China, but also in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Myanmar and Vietnam.

The most common products on sale were pills and whole bear gall bladders where the bile secreted by the liver is stored.

International trade in the bears, and their parts and derivatives, is prohibited under Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The report found that the ban was widely flouted. Domestic trade of bear bile is legal but regulated in China and Japan and illegal in other countries.

Bear bile has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for more than 3,000 years.

Until about 30 years ago, the only way to acquire bear bile was by killing a wild animal and removing its gall bladder. In the early 1980s bear farms began appearing in North Korea and quickly spread to China.

Bears rescued from farms by Animals Asia are found to be suffering from liver cancer, blindness, shattered teeth and ulcerated gums. Contaminated bile from sick bears poses a threat to human health.

The campaign has won support from celebrities including Joanna Lumley, the actress. “Bear farming is a cruel and unnecessary practice,” she said.

“The bears are suffering and dying from liver cancers – and doctors in Asia are now urgently highlighting concerns for those who consume the diseased bile.”

Karen Mok, China’s biggest music star, said: “Animals deserve to live in a world without fear or suffering. We must all help the thousands of bears suffering terrible cruelty.”

Dr Jidong Wu, president of the UK association of traditional chinese medicine at Middlesex university, which prohibits the use of bear bile by its practitioners, said extracting bear bile was “inhumane and unethical” and “against the general principle and law of traditional Chinese medicine which emphasises keeping the balance between mankind and nature.”

Author: David Harrison, The Telegraph:  28 August 2011

Chinese Doctors To Call For Cruel Bear Farms To Be Closed

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6 Month Old Puppy Tortured

The Puppy That Refused To Die: Maggie May the Lurcher Survives Shocking Torture by Callous Thugs

  • Three ‘Thug’ Mates Admit Horrific Animal Cruelty
  • They Fractured Six-Month-Old’s Neck and Stabbed Her with Potato Peeler
  • But RSPCA Inspector says Maggie May is Happy Now

Shocking Cruelty: Maggie May was left in excruciating pain, but she is much happier now.

She was left for dead when thugs stamped on her head, fractured her neck and stabbed her with a potato peeler before throwing her over a fence.

But today Maggie May the lurcher is finally putting that horrific day behind her after a terrible case of animal cruelty.

She now happily walks on three legs – the sad result of torture at the hands of three callous brutes – but is now safe in a loving new home and amazingly trusting despite her ordeal.

Maggie May’s nightmare began when she was badly injured after being hit by a taxi.

Rather than rush her to a vet, her 18-year-old owner, Kieran Wynn, first tried his own brand of DIY treatment by attempting to patch her up with a splint made from chopsticks, red lace and Sellotape.

Then two friends came round to his home in Ferryhill, County Durham, and decided to finish her off.

Sick pals Kevin Varty and Andrew Painter first tried to kill the six-‑month-old pup by treading on her head and yanking her body, fracturing her neck.

When that failed, and with the puppy in excruciating pain, Painter began repeatedly stabbing her with a potato peeler in a frantic attempt to kill her.

Safe Now: 6 Months Old 3 Legged Maggie May pictured with RSPCA inspector Claire Wilson was left for dead by 3 thugs who stamped on her head, fractured her neck and repeatedly stabbed her with a potato peeler

Then, thinking they had killed her, she was bundled over a fence because they could not be bothered to bury her.

But it was that incompetence that saved her life because she was spotted by a passer-by.

Maggie May, now barely breathing, was taken to the RSPCA who got her the expert veterinary care she so badly needed – yet her recuperation still needed several weeks.

Andrew Painter

Kevin Varty

Justice was in part done when Varty, 43, of Ferryhill, and Painter, 32, of Spennymoor, were both jailed for 18 weeks and banned from keeping animals for life by Newton Aycliffe Magistrates, County Duham, England.

Wynn’s sentence was adjourned until later this month. All three admitted cruelty charges.

RSPCA inspector Claire Wilson said: ‘This is the most horrible and shocking case I have ever had to deal with, but Maggie May has gone through it and come out the other side.

‘She is a happy little dog now.’

To Read more from the Daily Mail click: here

Last updated at 12:19 PM on 8th August 2011 by the Daily Mail

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If Slaughter Houses and Farm Sheds Had Glass Walls

Appalling Cruelty To Chickens, Turkey’s, Pigs, Pigglets, Cattle, Cows, Calfs, Fish and Dolphins.

Sir Paul McCartney Talks About “If Slaughter Houses  Had Glass Walls We Would All Be – Vegetarian”

Paul McCartney narrates and describes the appauling cruelty carried out on Animals on Farms and in Slaughter Houses. These are the Animals we get our meat from and you will find in any Supermarket, Fast Food Outlet or Farm Shop.

It is widely thought by the majority of people that they are happy to eat meat but don’t actually want to see the animal they are going to eat actually being killed.

When you sit down for your meal which includes meat or fish you don’t begin to think, I wonder how this animal was killed. If we did though, we would probably rightly assume, it was killed humanly. So we are all clear, when we say humanly, we mean killed by a human in the most painless way possible. Which should mean in these times, by adhering to working within the stricktists Guidlines that must be in place including clear rules, regulations on Animal Welfare, the technology, facilities and equipment available, be instant and painless.

The Unthinkable Cruelty is Happening To Animals

But let’s say you knew in order to eat what was in front of you an Animal whether it was a Chicken, Turkey, Pig, Cattle, Cow, Fish or Dolphin had been Terribly Beaten, Horrendously Abused, Unbelievable Pain Inflicted, Housed and Transported in Appalling Conditions, Intolerable Acts of Brutality and if all that was not enough to be Tortured and left for Dead at the point of Slaughter (Being Killed in a Slaughter House).

On farms Animals Suffer the most terrible conditions from birth in which they live, are treated and handled. In the Slaughter House Animals prior to Killing are tortured, abused and handled in the most cruel ways imaginable. At the time of Killing, Animals are not Killed Properly and are left for dead, in other words where the Animal should be Dead it is not. It is left with the most unthinkable, appalling and sickening injuries. These same Animals with Heads hanging off, Guts hanging out they are still Alive in Severley Wounded Writhing in Agony. Animals on Hooks that should be stunned are still freely moving around as their throats are cut and left screaming as they Bleed to Death.

Society Turning a Blind Eye To Animal Cruelty!

Why the people that carry out these acts are not behind bars. Why these Farms are not shut down and farmers prosecuted and Abbatoirs closed the Agriculture Departments, Police, Vets and other Workers are turning a blind eye because many people don’t care, don’t want to know or just don’t know.

If you are one of those people, you have now been given a small insight into what really happens to Animals. This Article began with the words glass walls, well if all farms and slaughter houses had glass walls two things would happen. The first,  Animals would not be treated in such unthinkable ways. The second,  we would be, we would all be Vegaterians.

But these places don’t have glass walls and this is your opportunity to see past these walls and face up to what is going on.

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PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: on factory farms, in the clothing trade, in laboratories, and in the entertainment industry. We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of beavers, birds, and other “pests” as well as cruelty to domesticated animals.

PETA works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns.

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What you can do

It’s time Parliament did something about the puppy trade.

The fact that puppies can be sold in pet shops and by vendors trading through the internet and newspaper advertisements is the reason that puppy farms exist. Every major independent organisation involved in animal welfare opposes the principle of puppies being sold as a retail commodity and recommends that puppies should only be purchased direct from a responsible breeder.

The legislation which governs the retail sale of pet animals was introduced 60 years ago and has had only minor amendments since then. When it was introduced there was no internet, no mobile phone network and less than 50% of households had a landline telephone.Five years ago, the Animal Welfare Act 2006 was passed and hailed by Defra as a major step forward which would raise standards in every area. Scotland has its own similar law.

It made the process of introducing secondary legislation to address specific issues relatively straightforward. One of the issues which were supposed to be addressed in this way within five years, at least in England, was the outdated Pet Animals Act 1951. The lack of progress on this matter was highlighted as a concern in the Post Legislative Assessment of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 prepared for the Commons Select Committee overseeing Defra in December 2010.

We think it’s time for all of us who think Caroline Spelman, the Secretary of State for Environment Food and Rural Affairs and her officials have their collective heads buried in the sand, to let our constituency MPs know that we also don’t accept the current position and want to know when the original intentions are going to be put into action.

The British Parliament only has powers to make new regulations for England, but if they do, it will strengthen the case for the Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly to follow suit. So even if you live in Scotland or Wales, getting your MP to raise the issue is well worthwhile.We’ve drafted a suggested message which can be emailed to your MP by following the steps below. It shouldn’t take more than about a minute to make your views known

  •  STEP 1
  • Click on the link below to find your MP’s contact details
  • http://findyourmp.parliament.uk
  • Enter your postcode in the Search box and click ‘Find MP’
  • Click on the member’s name for their contact details.
  • Note how they prefer to be addressed as Mr/Mrs/Ms/Miss/Sir etc.
  • Click on the email link to open an email on your computer addressed to them.
  • STEP 2
  • Copy the message below and paste it into the email message you’ve opened. Of course you can change any of the content if you wish – it’s only a suggestion.
  • Remember to also copy the subject line into the subject box of your mail.
  • Add the preferred method of address after the opening ‘Dear’
  • Add your own name and home address at the end. You need to give your address so they know you are one of their constituents
  • STEP 3
  • Click ‘Send’
  • Give yourself a pat on the back for helping.
  • Think whether you know anyone else who would also like to help and send them an email – suggested text to copy under ‘Friends email’
  • If you’re on Facebook, perhaps you could also post a link here on your page

MESSAGE TO YOUR MP

Subject: The sale of puppies in pet shops and by dealers.

Dear [add preferred mode of address]

I would be grateful for your assistance in raising an issue with the Secretary of State for Environment Food and Rural Affairs.

It is widely acknowledged that puppies sold in pet shops are almost exclusively the product of puppy farms. In addition, there is a substantial trade in puppy farmed dogs conducted by dealers via the internet and local newspaper advertising.

The conditions in which these puppies are bred are appalling. Many of the breeding establishments supplying the trade are in Ireland or operating without a licence in the UK. There is also substantial evidence of a lack of consistency by local authorities in monitoring and enforcing even basic health and welfare standards at UK breeders which have been granted a licence.

Whilst there are some moves towards tightening the licensing regime for breeders in Wales, and hopefully soon in England and Scotland, pet shops and traders are free to buy stock from anyone they wish, regardless of whether the supplier is subject to UK law, or operating illegally.

Every major independent organisation concerned with animal welfare has expressed the view that dogs are not a retail commodity and recommended that puppies should only be purchased direct from a responsible breeder.

The current legislation governing the sale of animals in pet shops, the Pet Animals Act 1951, is now 60 years old. The welfare provisions it makes, which must be met by the conditions imposed by licensing authorities, simply do not reflect current best practice, nor do they cover the retail methods used in the 21st century.

The Animal Welfare Act 2006 made provision for the introduction of secondary legislation to address specific issues. At the time of its introduction, Defra stated that one of the areas it intended to address in this way within 5 years of the Act coming into force was the sale of pet animals.I would like to know when the Secretary of State intends to instruct her officials at Defra to put in motion the process to replace the current outdated legislation and whether it is her intention that the sale of puppies by third parties will be prohibited.

Yours faithfully [Your name] [Your home address]


FRIENDS EMAIL

Subject: Is it wrong to sell puppies in pet shops?

I thought you might be interested in this campaign. If like me, you believe the sale of puppies in pet shops and by dealers is wrong, and even worse, fuels the evil puppy farm trade, would you be prepared to spend about 60 seconds to send a message to those who have the power to do something about it?

When Defra introduced the Animal Welfare Act 2006, they said they intended to use the powers it gave to introduce secondary legislation to replace the current Pet Animals Act 1951, which governs pet shop licensing. So far they have done nothing, although leading welfare organisations have expressed concern. You can add your voice by asking your MP to find out when action will be taken at http://www.puppylovecampaigns.org/whatyoucando.shtml

If you have other friends who might also be willing to join in, please forward this mail to them.


Contact us if you have purchased a sick puppy giving us details of seller. Also contact Trading Standards and the local council who license the seller. Other ways to help are listed below.

Stop Buying Dogs from Puppy Farms

  • Licensed dog breeders
  • Pet shops licensed to sell animals

They should give you the full name and address of these premises, plus for dog breeders, the number of dogs they are licensed to have, and for pet shops, what animals they are licensed to sell.

While writing to them, please also ask the last dates that these premises were inspected and the results of the inspection. You can ask for a copy of the latest inspection report but you must do this under The Freedom Of Information Act.

You can find out details of your local authority here.

Please e-mail this information to us.

2. Watch the Channel 5 puppy farm investigation and forward it to all your friends.

With our help Channel 5 exposed pet shop “Dogs 4 Us”, which has branches in Manchester and Leeds, as retailers of sick puppy farm puppies. See the film here: investigations

There are many pets shops in the UK selling puppies from puppy farms, so long as puppy farmers have this vehicle to sell puppies they will continue to subject dogs to this suffering. Pet shops must be stopped from selling puppies.

3. Join a protest near you – or organise your own

Find out what’s going on in your area by visiting the Puppy Love forum.

These protests have successfully convinced pet shops to stop selling puppies, so please join if you can or organise your own.

4. Raise public awareness in your area

Download posters and fliers to hand out in your area. You can also write to your local paper to explain the issues, ask people to adopt from shelters and ask them to get involved.

5. Support your local animal shelter

They have to deal with the non-stop flow of unwanted animals and need all the help they can get. They are always in need of volunteers and donations so please help if you can.

6. Contact your local MP

Tell them your concerns about dog breeding, puppy farms and the rise of stray dogs in the UK and ask them what they are doing about it.

You can find and send message to your MP here: http://findyourmp.parliament.uk/


Please help our campaign, just right click on posters then “Save Image As…” or “Save Picture As…” then print out and display, thank you.

Good places to display are vets,groomers, and hairdressers.

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Click the leaflet to see it full size. This is a double sided leaflet which folds into three sections.

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On Mon 15 AUG 80 Monkey’s ToBe Sent on China Southern Airways Flight CZ327 To Los Angeles for Experiments

Urgent: Airline Plans to Transport 80 Monkey’s for Experiments!

During a past shipment, terrified monkeys destined for SNBL peer out from their wooden transport crates.

PETA just learned that China Southern Airlines plans to cram 80 nonhuman primates into 32 wooden crates for a terrifying trip in the cargo hold of passenger flight CZ327. This flight is scheduled to depart this coming Monday, August 15, 2011, and will arrive in Los Angeles, where the monkeys will then undergo another stressful and grueling 1,500-mile trip in the back of a truck to a quarantine facility in Alice, Texas, owned by Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories (SNBL)—a company that was recently assessed a $31,000 fine for numerous violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act. SNBL also garnered notoriety in 2008 after a whistleblower revealed that a monkey was boiled to death when her cage was put into a high-temperature cage-washing machine while she was still in it.

The monkeys will ultimately wind up at Harlan Laboratories, a company that both conducts tests on animals and sells animals to other laboratories. These social, intelligent animals face a future in which they will be confined to small barren steel cages and subjected to cruel and deadly experiments.

A growing number of airlines refuse to take any part in the violent animal experimentation industry by prohibiting the transport of primates to laboratories for use in experiments. These airlines include some of the biggest names in the cargo and passenger airline industry, such as Cathay Pacific, EVA Air, China Airlines, Delta Airlines, Qantas, American Airlines, British Airways, Aer Lingus, and many others.

URGENT: Please click here to send an e-mail which will include the letter below to China Southern Airlines and urge the company to refuse to fly these monkeys on Monday, August 15, 2011, and to adopt a formal policy against the transport of nonhuman primates for use in experiments.

I was dismayed to learn that China Southern Airlines still transports nonhuman primates for use in experiments and is planning to fly 80 monkeys to a laboratory in the U.S. on August 15. Primates in laboratories are routinely mutilated, poisoned, deprived of food and water, forcibly immobilized in restraint devices, infected with painful and deadly diseases, and psychologically tormented. In addition, primates suffer as a result of the long and grueling transport in the cargo holds of planes and in the back of trucks. For these reasons, other airline companies–including Cathay Pacific, EVA Air, and China Airlines–refuse to transport primates for use in experiments. It is shameful that China Southern Airlines lags behind and continues to support this ethically reprehensible practice.

Please cancel the shipment of the 80 monkeys on flight CZ327, scheduled for departure August 15. Please also join leading airline companies and adopt a formal policy prohibiting the transport of primates destined for laboratories to ensure that your company plays no role in the suffering of these highly intelligent and sensitive animals.

This Article was published on the People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals PETA website.

Protection 4 Animals

Protection 4 Animals supports the Urgent campagin by PETA to stop the transportation by South China Airlines flight CZ327 of 80 Monkey’s crammed in 32 creates to Los Angeles.

Ban All Live Exports: National Rally Day, 14 AUG 2011

Australia: Ban All Live Exports – National Rally Day, 14 AUG 2011

Australia Ban Live Exports Nation Rally Day 14 AUG 2001

Who should attend?

If you care about animals and want to see an end to cruelty, then this event is for you. Live animal export is undoubtedly the cruellest trade in Australia. Sending millions of animals to be killed in countries where they suffer brutal treatment and where there are no laws to protect them is indefensible. This is your chance to join with others at a family-friendly event to rally for a kinder future free from live export.

Why August 14?

Historic bills to end the cruel live export trade will bevoted on in parliament on Thursday August 18 2011. This is your opportunity to join with other caring Australians to show public support for this important legislation.

What will happen on the day?

  • Hear from Animals Australia investigator Lyn White, RSPCA campaigners, leading politicians, and other inspiring speakers
  • Mass petition and letter signing
  • Other campaign activities

What can I do in the lead up to the event?

In the lead up to the Ban Live Export National Rally we need your help to show politicians that Australians haven’t forgotten the unforgivable cruelty from Indonesia that aired on Four Corners, and that continues to happen to Australian animals exported throughout Asia and the Middle EastClick here to take action today.

Where can I find more information?

Visit BanLiveExport.com/rally for latest updates and announcements, join RSPCA or Animals Australia or contact us for further enquiries.

The above information was published by  BanLiveExports.com

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Man Jailed After Convicted of Animal Cruelty

Eric Buckley was also banned at Pontypridd Magistrates’ Court from keeping animals for life.

Last month he and his wife Doreen were convicted of animal cruelty, including keeping a pony and goats in their cellar, and breaching previous bans.

The couple, who were living in a former pub in Gilfach Goch, had 24 animals in their cellar, the court was told.

The court heard it was a case of prolonged neglect and the animals had been confiscated.

An arrest warrant had been issued for Buckley earlier on Friday after he initially failed to appear for sentencing.

The pony found in the cellar
The pony found in the Buckleys’ cellar

His 46-year-old wife had been taken to hospital suffering from chest pains. Her sentencing was adjourned for a week.

They had admitted five charges of causing unnecessary suffering and two for breaching banning orders.

RSPCA inspectors told last month’s hearing at Pontypridd Magistrates’ Court that conditions were some of the worst they had ever seen.

They had already been banned from keeping dogs for 10 years due to animal welfare breaches in 1993.

After more serious breaches in 1995 both were banned from keeping all animals for life.

Monique McKevitt, for Buckley, told the court on Friday the couple had been on the way to court when Mrs Buckley suffered either an angina or a heart attack.

She said she talked to Buckley on the phone that morning while he was outside a hospital accident and emergency unit.

“She was taken in an ambulance this morning to the Royal Gwent Hospital (Newport),” she told the court.

“It is a possible heart attack, a potentially life-threatening condition, and he is extremely worried about her.”

One of the 11 Grey Hounds Found in Unlit Cellar

Several animals were rescued from Eric Buckley’s home in a poor state

But District judge Jill Watkins said: “Apart from the obvious bond between husband and wife, there is no real reason why he should not answer bail.”

The couple previously appeared before magistrates in Kingston upon Thames, where they were living at the time.

RSPCA inspector Nicola Johnston said it was “beyond anything” she had seen before, after finding nine geese, two goats, a pony, as well as 11 dogs and a cat at the property in June 2010.

The charges the couple faced related in particular to four dogs which were found to be suffering flea infestations, ear infections and oral disease.

At one point up to 13 retired racing greyhounds had the run of the property, which they used as a toilet.

Most though were kept in an unlit cellar, which was almost an inch deep in animal waste.

Ms Johnston said when Eric Buckley was approached about the conditions and asked why he kept so many animals, he answered: “Why not?”

Published on the BBC News Website: 17 June 2011, Last updated at 16:16 GMT

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Pony, Geese, 2 Goats, 13 Dogs in Cellar

This is the pony found in the cellarA couple already banned from keeping animals for life were found in a RSPCA raid to have a pony, geese and goats in a “stinking” cellar at their home. Eric and Doreen Buckley had nine geese, two goats, a pony, as well as 11 dogs and a cat in a converted Rhondda pub, Pontypridd magistrates heard.

Both were bailed after admitting five charges of causing unecessary suffering and two for breaching banning orders.

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A RSPCA inspector said it was “beyond anything” she had seen before.

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The Buckleys were warned they could be jailed.

The court heard how police and the RSPCA raided the Buckley’s “stinking” home in June 2010 only to find they had left over night.

The property, in High Street, Gilfach Goch, was in such a putrid condition, it was regarded as proof of breaching animal welfare rules alone.

At one point up to 13 retired racing greyhounds had the run of the property, which they used as a toilet.

Most though were kept in an unlit cellar, which was almost an inch deep in animal waste.

“I have never seen anything like it before in my life,”
said RSPCA inspector Nicola Johnston.

“Even before going inside the house you could sniff the air outside and realise something was wrong.”

“Inside, it was beyond anything I have ever seen, or hope ever to see again.”


‘Squishing and squashing’

Ms Johnston described how she found worse conditions inside the unlit cellar.

“You stood there in complete blackness squishing and squashing underfoot as you walked,” she added. The air was stagnant and stinking.

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This is one of the thirteen dogs in the unlit cellar.

There was particular worry about the 13 dogs condition.

“To think that somebody thought it was a fit place to keep animals was incredible.”

Ms Johnston said three dogs in particular had to receive comprehensive dental surgery as a result of their condition.

“The vet actually said in the case of one dog that it had the worst dental condition he had ever seen in his career,” she added. “He was horrified.”

“It was so bad when the dog’s mouth opened the teeth moved about individually. To keep animals like that is completely unnecessary.”

She said that when Eric Buckley was approached about the conditions and asked why he kept so many animals, he answered: “Why not?”

Buckley, 56, admitted all the charges against him on Friday on the eve of a trial.

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The conditions at the house appalled RSPCA inspectors

His wife, 46, failed to attend but had previously made full admissions to all charges through her lawyer.

The charges they faced related in particular to four dogs which were found to be suffering flea infestations, ear infections and oral disease.

“This is a serious case aggravated by the fact that there was an order from a magistrates’ court which you breached and which led to the suffering of these animals,” said district judge Jill Watkins.

They were warned they could face a custodial sentence, with the case adjourned until 17 June.

The couple had already been banned from keeping dogs for 10 years due to animal welfare breaches in 1993.

After more series breaches in 1995 both were banned from keeping all animals for life.

The couple appeared before magistrates in Kingston upon Thames, where they were living at the time, on both occasions.

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Some of the geese rescued by the RSPCA

Published on the BBC News Website on the, 27 May 2011. Last updated at 13:40 GMT

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-13571423

24 Animals Pony, Geese, Goats, Dogs Found in Cellar

Doreen Buckley’s suspended sentence for animal cruelty

The pony found in the cellar

This was the Pony found in the Buckleys' cellar

A woman who was convicted of animal cruelty has been given a suspended prison sentence a week after her husband was jailed

A court previously heard that Doreen and Eric Buckley, of Pontypridd, Wales, UK had 24 animals in their cellar at a former pub in Gilfach Goch, Wales.

But Buckley was absent from Pontypridd Magistrates’ Court last week when her husband was jailed for 12 weeks.

On Friday, she was given the same sentence, but suspended for 12 months.

The court last month heard that the couple had two dozen animals including a pony, geese and goats, in their basement, and had breached previous bans.

District Judge Jill Watkins was told at Friday’s hearing that the Buckleys had continued to keep animals at home.

An RSPCA inspector had been denied entry to the property last Saturday where, the court heard, they were now keeping four dogs, some fish and two ferrets.

Doreen Buckley admitted that reptiles were also in residence.

She had failed to attend court for sentence last week after the court was told she had suffered a suspected heart attack.

Ms Watkins ordered Eric Buckley to attend alone and jailed him when he showed up.

Heart palpitationsShe extended his wife’s bail by a week but asked for proof that her condition was legitimate.

Neil Foley, Doreen Buckley’s solicitor, told the court the hospital which had last week treated her refused to provide proof she had been there.

But he assured the judge that she suffered from both pleurisy and heart palpitations.

Ms Watkins jailed Buckley for 12 weeks, as she had done to her husband the week before, but it was suspended for 12 months.

Doreen Buckley, who was also ordered to wear an electric tag, agreed to sign over all the animals the couple owned to the RSPCA.

A life ban on keeping animals was also reimposed with more stringent conditions than previously.

The couple had been banned for life from keeping animals by magistrates in Kingston upon Thames where they were living in 1995.

This article first published on the BBC Website, 24 June 2011, Last updated at 16:42 GMT

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