The older I get, the more appalled, horrified and
disgusted I've become at the cruelty to animals that exists,
world-wide, even in our own 'backyards'.
I realise many people will not want to read or see any further,
and I'm sorry for that, but I simply can no longer say nothing.
To say nothing is to condone.
The horrific torture and slaughter of millions of dogs in some countries,
for human consumption, is beyond barbaric. But it's also happening in
'civilised' countries, including Australia and America (including Hawaii).
There are wonderful human beings working day in, day out
to rescue and rehabilitate these animals, but
they need help. I will be adding links to them as time permits.
Please help to spread the word and let's do our best to
stamp out cruelty in the world, one step at a time.
Making a difference, one dog at a time
At last, something is happening here in Australia....
Please spread the word to your friends and urge them to attend.
CHINESE NEW YEAR - YEAR OF THE DOG
I bet there won't be many dogs celebrating in China!!!!
It is now the Chinese year of the dog -- let's finally end the cruel dog and cat meat trade.
Imagine your cherished companion stolen from home, packed onto a cramped, filthy transport truck,
and shipped to a slaughterhouse to be beaten, sliced open, and boiled alive.
This is the reality for far too many innocent animals in China, where family pets and
strays are kidnapped from home or darted with poison on the streets, then sold off in the gruesome dog and cat meat trade.
At the Yulin Dog Meat Festival alone -- a grisly celebration of the summer solstice each June --
up to 10,000 dogs are slaughtered and carved up on the streets. They may be beaten,
electrocuted or torched alive in the sadistic belief that suffering makes their flesh taste better.
But Yulin is just the tip of the iceberg. Throughout China, an estimated
10 million dogs and 4 million cats are killed for meat every year. It's time to stop the horror.
Millions of us across the world love dogs for their companionship, comfort and utter devoted loyalty they have towards humans. Since the first wolf was domesticated 35,000 years ago, dogs have been the most loyal and loving of Man’s friends, comforting us, assisting us, protecting us, defending us and loving us unconditionally.
And yet, in countries such as China, Vietnam, Indonesia and South Korea, these same dogs are treated in the cruellest, most brutal manner. Most people are aware that dogs are eaten across South East Asia; they are not, however, conscious of the cruelty involved, the unspeakable torture inflicted both on street dogs and stolen pets. There are millions across SE Asia who love and own dogs; many of them have wept and despaired, having lost their dogs to dog thieves. And we in the international community express a reluctance to intervene, unwilling to condemn another’s “culture” – well, just to be clear, there is nothing cultural about it, as the hundreds and thousands of SE Asians who’ve had their pets stolen and tortured would testify. There is nothing cultural about cruelty and every single person on this planet has a moral duty and firm obligation to protect the dog who is widely considered Man’s Best Friend for a reason. There is no difference between the dog who bounds happily towards you and lovingly licks your face, and the dog who suffers a cruel, brutal fate at the hands of Traders. Every dog is under our protection, as was ordained when the first Man and the first wolf joined forces all those years ago; they cannot speak for themselves. We must speak for them.
" we remain completely alien to the fate of animals, and most of us lose all sense of responsablilité before the suffering that civilized men inflict on them. Some calment their conscience by saying that there are many animal protection companies and a policy that ensures compliance with the law. But he who looks around him will be pulled from his peace when he sees everything that is happening and that no one is seriously mobilizing to denounce daily scandals.
For example, we were sure and certain that in our slaughterhouses everything happens according to the rules. We were all convinced that at slaughter animals were sacrificed with a maximum of precautions that would remove them from and avoid unnecessary suffering - until someone went closer and published the result of their investigation. And here we learn that our slaughterhouses are a hell of hell for animals and the processes used are unworthy of a modern institution...
What makes it quite clear today is that the cruelty of men is not just about their carelessness, but of the economic necessity to earn their bread. Torturers are not the only culprits, but with them all who force them to use these barbaric treatments.
The Word of the Apostle Paul is terribly true; " the anguish of the creatures will never end...". when the gaze plunges to the bottom of the abyss of suffering that men impose on animals, it is a shadow that clouds The most innocent joys. Nature presents us with an unfathomable riddle: why are living beings a source of misery for each other, why is their life flowing with such cruel indifference, why are they not inaccessibles to pity? We remain without resources in the face of this mystery and all we can do is strive to combat egregious errors.
In General, we are not talking about these things, we enfouissons them to the bottom of the soul. But sometimes indignation is stifling us, and we would like to shout it, so much we are upset by this dark sorrow, as if we were going to rise from the gémissement of this creature that begs for deliverance ".
(Albert Schweitzer-1908, Strasbourg in ' anthology humanism and mystique-1995, Albin Miche
We all hate corruption and FCI seem embroiled in it. Please head on over to their page.
FCI, as we know, awarded the World Dog Show 2019 to China even though the China Kennel Union had only been a
fully-fledged member for TWO years before being granted the privilege (other clubs have had to wait years, sometimes
decades for the honour). According to the Swedish Kennel Club statement (Sweden, along with Norway, Finland, the
Netherlands and Canada, strongly opposed China hosting the event), after the vote was counted the CKU offered FREE
board and lodgings to all countries participating in the World Dog Show. We have to ask ourselves questions based on this
damning evidence: can such an inappropriate gesture verging on the edge of a bribe be any more transparent?
How cleverly China attained support with such seemingly generous offers! Meanwhile, Sean Delmar of the Irish Kennel
Club sang his praises of the CKU after they won the vote, making it clear in HIS statement that CKU and FCI
would no doubt do everything possible to improve dog welfare in China before 2019, before going on to say
that countries/individuals who opposed China's hosting should, to put it bluntly, just shut up.
Considering how CKU appears to have done very little to improve the welfare of dogs in China over the past few years,
even refusing to deliver a presentation about it which they'd previously agreed to do, I'm very interested to see what
Mr Delmar has to say about that now! Our petiiton to IKC shall pose these questions to him.
Forgetting for a second the shady circumstances surrounding this unthinkable decision, FCI have made it
perfectly clear that they, and only they, are able to overturn the vote and award the 2019 Dog Show to someone else.
It has become painfully clear that the FCI have no regard or respect for the wishes of the public; they appear to have brushed
aside a petition with over 600,000 signatures calling for FCI to award the show to someone else.
While they can ignore calls, emails and petitions, they cannot ignore poor reviews on their Facebook page
(nor can they delete them, and that's the beauty of it!) Please head on over there and give them a piece of your
mind (as articulately as possible please).
Basically, the whole shady system is corrupt and we need to expose it! For the dogs!
Please leave your comments on their page and share this far and wide!
Every year, an estimated 1 million dogs are brutally captured and transported throughout Indonesia,
crammed into sacks and cages, their mouths bound shut so tightly they can hardly breathe.
They are taken on long, gruelling journeys to markets and slaughterhouses.
For those who survive, they watch other dogs being brutally slaughtered while they wait their turn.
Many are stolen family pets and illegally trafficked dogs,They watch others being brutally killed in
filthy slaughterhouses whilst they wait their turn.
The trade is cruel and dangerous, and it must stop!
The Dog Meat-Free Indonesia Coalition - founded by Change For Animals Foundation, Jakarta Animal Aid Network,
Animal Friends Jogja and Humane Society International – is committed to ending the dog meat trade. But we need YOUR help!
# Sign and share the petition calling for an end to the dog meat trade: https://www.dogmeatfreeindonesia.org/take-action/take-action
# Close Indonesia’s Cruel Live Animal Markets https://www.dogmeatfreeindonesia.org/take-action/close-live-animal-markets
# Watch and share our campaign video far and wide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Of3Uoiq1c0&feature=youtu.be
# Find out more about the Dog Meat-Free Indonesia campaign and how you can help here: www.changeforanimals.org/ending-the-dog-meat-trade-indonesia
✔ What is it? An estimated 30 million #Dogs throughout #Asia are eaten by humans annually. In most countries, as in #SKorea and #China, they consume #DogMeat not as a necessary food source, but because of their ignorance in believing in the myth that it enhances virility, stamina and strength.
✔ Why fight it?
Because it is illegal.
Because they are stolen pets. Because they are intentionally tortured in order to improve the taste and potency.
Because it is inhumane.
Because it is the ultimate betrayal.
Because we have no right to take their lives (any lives).
Because they want to live just like we do.
✏ Please sign these important petitions: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2220938111265257&id=100000472695550