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Post  burgundia on Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:32 pm

The suffering continues with just over 100 rhinos killed to date in South Africa this year alone. 8 March 2012. Just so you do not forget about how South Africa's rhinos are suffering at the hands of poachers. Get involved now, support your chosen charity, but do something before we loose all these magnificent creatures. No animal deserves to be treated like this!


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Post  burgundia on Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:50 am




Nine Shocking Fur Facts


http://www.peta.org/features/nine-shocking-fur-facts.aspx

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Post  burgundia on Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:13 am

http://greenanswers.com/news/277588/pangolins-quietly-being-driven-towards-their-extinction#ixzz1omA8acNf

Pangolins: Quietly Being Driven Towards Their Extinction



The pangolin is a scaly anteater found in Southeast Asia and several African countries. These nocturnal mammals are often found burrowing or feeding on ants and termites with their incredibly long sticky tongues (up to sixteen inches in length). Pangolins are known for their vibrant and nearly impenetrable armor-plated scales. When they are threatened, they roll into a ball and use these sharp scales to protect them. This defensive mechanism works very well against most predators, but illegal poaching and trading have been killing off these fascinating creatures at an alarming rate.

There are currently eight species of pangolin in the world; three are found in Southeast Asia and the other five are spread throughout Africa. Two of the Asian pangolin (the Sunda pangolin and the Chinese pangolin) are listed as “endangered species” according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List. Pangolins are being illegally hunted at such a fast rate that some species will likely be facing extinction in the near future. Pangolins are poached for several reasons, as their coat of armor is a very unique and sought after commodity in Southeastern Asia. Some people use pangolin armor to make jewelry and clothing, while others use their scales and blood to make medicine to help treat many illnesses. However, perhaps the most common cause for pangolin poaching is that their meat is considered a delicacy at restaurants in China.

Due to their extremely high demand and tall price tag, the pangolin has been inadvertently involved in very large-scale black market trading. While not a whole lot is currently known about the illegal trades, ships have been found containing thousands of dead and frozen pangolins near Vietnam. In 2010, a logbook was discovered that recorded a single criminal syndicate’s illegal trafficking of Sunda pangolins. In a twenty-one month span, this one illegal organization had killed and traded over 22,000 pangolins.

Possibly even worse than these mass-shipments of frozen pangolins is their usage in some restaurants. According to an article from “The Guardian”, a chef from the province of Guangdong in southern China revealed shockingly brutal accounts of pangolin treatment in a recent interview. He stated that “we keep them alive in cages until the customer makes an order. Then we hammer them unconscious, cut their throats and drain the blood. It is a slow death.” Then they slice them up, boil them, and add them to a number of different dishes to be served to the customer—often times also giving the remains of the blood to take home afterwards. Even if pangolins are treated like the fascinating animals that they are, they are notorious for being difficult to keep in captivity. Even when live pangolins are confiscated, conservationists have a difficult time nursing them back to health before they can reintroduce them back to their natural habitat.

Read more: http://greenanswers.com/news/277588/pangolins-quietly-being-driven-towards-their-extinction#ixzz1ookVI7yt

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Post  burgundia on Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:28 am

The Killers Among Us - by Jinkyung



"In continuing to kill dogs and sell their meat, I began to develop a blood lust"

These are the words of the serial killer Ho-soon Kang. He slaughtered and sold dogs as a dog farmer. But he also killed dogs by starving them and leaving them out in the cold during winter. Then he turned his appetite for abuse and cruelty onto humans. This is a man who earned a living with and caused only death and pain wherever he went.

But he is not alone in perpetrating such evil against animals and then progressing onto humans. It is an all-to-common phenomenon.

"If I had not been caught, I would have killed about 100 people more."

"I practiced killing on dogs... then ate the flesh after the crime.”


These are the words of Yoo Yong Chul (as reported in the Chosun Ilbo), another serial killer caught a few years ago, who killed 20 people.

In the Kukmin News (2004.08.13), those related to the prosecution pointed out that,

At the time of Yoo’s arrest in June 2000, he said he planned and copied the serial killer, Jung Du Yong’s crime after reading about it in an article of a monthly news magazine. It was further revealed that just prior to his first murder last November, he had practiced killing on a dog.

Ho Soon Kim, Yoo Yong Chul, Jung Du Yong (who killed elementary school students in Anyang) were all animal abusers.

In the case of Kang Ho Soon, who killed dogs to sell their meat, we have an example where the patterns of abuse that occur in the dog industry are mirrored in the pattens of pathological behavior behind murderous acts against humans. We can see the progression where abuse crosses over from the animal to the human world, where all a killer has done is change the species he (yes, usually it is a he) has chosen to abuse and kill.

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In light of these revelations by these Korean serial killers, the apathy in Korean society concerning animal abuse--of merely disregarding dogs and cats as simply for humans to use as a commodity for food, tonics and fur--should raise alarm bells. The abuse of animals is a wider problem than just what a few sick individuals get up to.
We have a milieu in which many people regard the eating of dog meat or tonics, and all the suffering that entails, as perfectly natural. It is seen as the right of humans, as all part of normal society. Out of this perverse foundation emerges the mentality behind other abuses, including those against the environment, where people continue to go out and kill anything they find in the mountains and parks.

The problem, then, does not concern a minority of individuals, it is a problem inherent in Korean society. And because of such a society, the depravities of individuals go unnoticed and are not remarked upon or seen for what they are: symptoms of a pathological character.

Where is the protection to stop the abuse? The Animal Welfare Act that should be protecting the animals rights to life does nothing, for example, for cats or dogs that are beaten to death, or to stop restaurants that kill stray animals for food. The government does little to change prevailing attitudes and ordinary people are allowing abuses to continue.

Unfortunately, where protection is needed the most is where it is missing the most.

Innocent animals, such as cats and dogs, were easily caught by these maniacs and tortured and killed, as they can be by anyone in this society and, because there is no adequate protection, such crimes go unpunished or ignored. That freedom to kill emboldens the killers and supports their delusions.

It is the innocent and weak that need most protection because they are invariably the victims. Animal abusers prey on and attack those who are weaker than themselves, and that pattern continues when they begin attacking humans. As is evident in the serial killers' actions of venting their rage and madness against children and women.

Those that look upon dogs or other animals as nothing but a hunk of meat with no value were behind these serial murders. This should be cause for reflection, that animal abuse is a sign of antisocial and perverted character, and it should be acted upon by authorities to prevent future violent crimes.

There is a deep connection in the strategically planned serial killings of animals and humans by serial killers like Ho-soon Kang--there are clear patterns in the serial victimizations these people commit, and the citizens of our society must raise their voices and do something about it.

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The following are two of the many studies that have been done into the connection between animal abuse and pathological behavior leading to human murders. In other words, they show that animal abuse is a symptom of deviant personality traits.

1. Animal Cruelty and Psychiatric Disorders

The Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
Volume 30, Number 2, 2002

Roman Gleyzer, MD, Alan R. Felthous, MD, and Charles E. Holzer III, PhD

Abstract:
Animal cruelty in childhood, although generally viewed as abnormal or deviant, for years was not considered symptomatic of any particular psychiatric disorder. Although animal cruelty is currently used as a diagnostic criterion for conduct disorder, research establishing the diagnostic significance of this behavior is essentially nonexistent. In the current study, investigators tested the hypothesis that a history of substantial animal cruelty is associated with a diagnosis of antisocial personality disorder (APD) and looked for associations with other disorders commonly diagnosed in a population of criminal defendants. Forty-eight subjects, criminal defendants who had histories of substantial animal cruelty, were matched with defendants without this history. Data were systematically obtained from the files by using four specifically designed data retrieval outlines. A history of animal cruelty during childhood was significantly associated with APD, antisocial personality traits, and polysubstance abuse. Mental retardation, psychotic disorders, and alcohol abuse showed no such association.

This study showed that APD, antisocial personality disorder, involves violent actions perpetrated on both animals and people which ultimately led to the murder. Research also shows that three out of nine cases concerning adolescents that committed violent acts against animals derived some kind of sexual gratification and lived out delusional fantasies that led to killing people

2. Associations Among Cruelty to Animals, Family Conflict, and Psychopathic Traits in Childhood

Journal of Interpersonal Violence,
Volume 21, Number 3,
March 2006 411-429,
Sage Publications, 2006


Mark R. Dadds (University of New South Wales), Clare Whiting (Griffith University), David J. Hawes (University of New South Wales)

Abstract:
Previous research has produced mixed findings on the role of child and family factors in the genesis of childhood cruelty. The authors examined the relationships of cruelty to animals to a range of child and family factors. First, the authors test the idea that cruelty is a callous aggression that will be more strongly associated with psychopathic (callous or unemotional, CU) traits than general externalizing problems. Second, the authors operationalize family problems as open conflict rather than parenting problems as used earlier. Results indicated that for both genders, CU traits were associated strongly with cruelty. For boys, externalizing problems also added prediction in regression analyses. Family conflict was not associated with cruelty for either. These results suggest that cruelty to animals may be an early manifestation of the subgroup of children developing conduct problems associated with traits of low empathy and callous disregard rather than the more common pathway of externalizing problems and parenting problems.

In this study, CU personality traits were linked to feelings of insensitivity and apathy to violent crimes against animals.

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Post  mudra on Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:53 pm

Stop the animal slaughter







In just eight hours, the latter stamped on the body instead of a visa in your passport, began the journey to disappear, excuse me, the Easter tables of 2,500 lambs.

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Post  burgundia on Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:13 pm

This is a nice story...from China

http://edition.cnn.com/video/?/video/world/2009/12/24/vause.china.dog.lady.cnn

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Post  mudra on Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:51 am

Saving Animals in Fukushima 2/10/12 (Dr. Imamoto @ JCCCNC (full)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Py_omsvekQ


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NBA Star Tries to Block Bear Bile Farms in China

Post  burgundia on Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:56 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D444cNhwnsA


A documentary screening event organized by animal welfare group Animals Asia Foundation in Beijing called for an end to bear bile farming, the practice of extracting bile from the gall bladders of living bears. (Feb. 23)

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Post  burgundia on Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:27 pm

Live Export Vessells & their millions of victims. This video emphasises the terrible, unseaworthy state that many of the super-livestock carriers are in. It depicts the ships (concentrating largely on the WELLARD GROUP & their fleet. It shows the truth; live export is cruel, animals suffer & die onboard & this video will show you a handful of REGULAR exporters that begin their journey at Fremantle Port, Perth WA.


LIVE EXPORT Australian Shame-Fremantle Ships and victims.


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Post  mudra on Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:25 pm

Stop Animal Slaughter Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hs9DqX-4Ak


Stop Animal Slaughter Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7SDQTKhm8Y


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Post  burgundia on Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:58 pm

https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=4051&autologin=true&utm_campaign=0312%20AF%20Investigation%20Action%20Alert&utm_source=PETA%20E-Mail&utm_medium=Alert


a lot of psychopaths are working in the farm industry

In late 2011 and early 2012, PETA conducted an undercover investigation at Adirondack Farms, LLC, a dairy factory farm that takes 180,000 pounds of milk—intended for their calves—from approximately 1,800 cows every day in Clinton County, New York. Adirondack Farms sends that milk to Massachusetts-based Agri-Mark, Inc., the self-proclaimed "largest supplier of farm fresh milk in New England." Agri-Mark makes Cabot and McCadam cheeses and had $900 million in 2011 sales.

During the course of the investigation, PETA's investigator found that workers routinely jabbed and struck cows with a pole and cane—on the face, udder, and hindquarters—when leading them into a room to be milked. When PETA's investigator brought these abuses to the attention of a farm manager, the manager admitted that the workers "get carried away with" striking cows.

This same manager—who failed to stop the abuse—was caught on video by PETA's investigator electro-shocking a cow in the face repeatedly. He also jabbed a fully conscious downed cow, whom he called a "dumb bitch," in the ribs with a screwdriver and used a small vehicle to drag her approximately 25 feet.

Some cows with bloody vaginal prolapses that became covered with pus and manure were left to suffer, untreated, for almost three months. A manager told PETA's investigator that the farm did nothing for cows in this condition.

There was no shortage of animal suffering as a result of the dairy industry's cruel standard procedures. With no pain relief whatsoever, calves' horn buds were burned off so as to stop their horns from growing. PETA's undercover footage shows one of the millions of young calves who undergo this mutilation every year in the U.S. as she thrashes about in agony, smoke rising from her seared flesh. Workers used "guillotine cutters" to "lop off" the horns of older animals—again without anesthetics or pain relief. PETA's undercover investigator also recorded a manager as he put his arm deep inside a cow's rectum to "rake" feces out before artificially inseminating her with a "gun," another standard practice on dairy factory farms.

In order to make milking easier, calves' tails were docked by tightly binding them with elastic bands. This causes the skin and tissue to rot and die, eventually sloughing off. Not having a tail deprives animals of the fundamental ability to swat away flies and causes them acute and chronic pain.

To increase milk production, workers injected cows every two weeks with bovine somatotropin (BST, a.k.a., bovine growth hormone, or BGH), which contributes to mastitis, a painful inflammation of the udder for which cows tested positive virtually daily at the farm. And as at every dairy farm, calves were torn away from their mothers—who are known for their maternal instincts and whose pregnancies last for nine months, just like human pregnancies—almost immediately after birth, causing both mother and calf extreme distress.

PETA has notified Adirondack Farms' owners of the behavior of the managers and workers responsible for the abuse and neglect and asked that they take appropriate disciplinary action—including termination—as well as notifying all managers and employees that no form of cruelty will be tolerated.

However, we need your help now to ensure that this cruelty is stopped at all Agri-Mark member farms!

Please send a quick e-mail to Agri-Mark CEO Dr. Richard Stammer and politely urge him to implement PETA's recommendations immediately to help end the most egregious abuses of cows on cooperative members' farms and to improve the animals' welfare. Also, please remember that the best way to end the suffering of calves and cows in the dairy industry is to go vegan now.


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Human Superbug Started On Farms

Post  burgundia on Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:11 am

http://motherjones.com/blue-marble/2012/02/superbug-bred-farms

t's long been suspected that administering large amounts of antibiotics to livestock promotes antibiotic resistance.

Now a new paper in mBio describes how a particularly nasty strain of MRSA—the CC398 strain found primarily in pigs but also in cattle and poultry—likely did that.

Sequencing the genomes of 88 closely-related strains of S. aureus, the researchers found the CC398 strain likely originated as a harmless bacterium living in humans, which acquired antibiotic resistance only after it migrated into livestock. From there it migrated back to humans, where it now causes skin infections and sepsis, mostly in farm workers.

So far the strain has not evolved the ability to transmit between humans.
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