Friday, November 13, 2009
I’ve included videos below for those who don’t believe this is happening.
There is a petition to sign to demand an end to this useless cruelty. It can be found at http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/tell-denmark-to-end-whale-dolphin-slaughter-in-their-waters
Here is the description given at that site regarding the brutal event:
Islanders in motorboats first drive the whales into a bay. The chase may be lengthy. The exhausted, terrified and confused whales are eventually driven into the shallows. Here the bloodbath begins. The islanders repeatedly hammer 2.2 kg metal gaffs into the living flesh of each whale until the hooks hold. A 15 cm knife is then used to slash through the blubber and flesh to the spinal column. Next the main blood vessels are severed. The blood-stained bay is soon filled with horribly mutilated and dying whales.
The Faroese celebrate the butchery of their victims in an carnival atmosphere of entertainment. Indoctrinated from an early age, children are often given a day off school to watch the fun. They run down to the bay and clamber over the carcasses of slaughtered whales.
Every year around 2,000 whales are driven ashore and cruelly slaughtered in the Faroe Islands, mid-way between the Shetland Islands and Iceland. For centuries the Faroe Islanders have hunted pilot whales, driving entire schools into killing bays, where they are speared or gaffed from boats, dragged ashore and butchered with knives. Although the Islands are a protectorate of Denmark, they have their own Government and regulations governing the pilot whale hunt or "grind" as it is known.
Aside from the fact that the number of North Atlantic long-finned pilot whales is unknown and they are listed as 'strictly protected' by the Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats, this is an act of barbarism and pointlessness. By slaughtering 100 whales at a time, the Faroese are wiping out entire pods and family groups. They are removing building blocks from the gene pool of the species and damaging the web of life in the North Atlantic and the North Sea.
The drive hunt is a practice abandoned elsewhere many decades ago, and now outlawed by other European states. The inhabitants of the Faroe Islands have no subsistence need for whale meat, and much of the flesh is left to rot and be dumped; it cannot be exported, as it is polluted with heavy metals and other toxins and therefore cannot meet EU heath standards for human food.
According to Faroese legislation it is also permitted to hunt certain species of small cetaceans other than pilot whales. These include: Bottlenose dolphin; Atlantic white-beaked dolphin; Atlantic white-sided dolphin; and Harbour porpoise (There are also specific regulations for the hunting of harbour porpoise. Harbour porpoises are killed with shotguns).
Video Proves that Two University of Utah Facilities Engaging in Animal Torture: “purposely paralyzing mice..injecting chemicals into kitten brains..."
“purposely paralyzing mice, drilling holes in monkey skulls, injecting chemicals into kitten brains, and giving rats epileptic seizures”
Sad that once again the realty of vivisection is exposed (see video below). This time it’s the University of Utah.
Video doesn’t lie, as you’ll see below. Footage taken includes “purposely paralyzing mice, drilling holes in monkey skulls, injecting chemicals into kitten brains, and giving rats epileptic seizures”
PETA detective uncovers alleged animal cruelty - November 12, 2009
An eight-month undercover investigation by a leading US animal rights group has documented alleged mistreatment of animals inside two University of Utah facilities.
Officials from the Virginia-based People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), which opposes all research with animals as well as their use in food and clothing, said they will file formal complaints to the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture after the group's undercover agent, who worked as an animal support technician at the Salt Lake City University from 12 February to 29 October, gathered videos and photos that
PETA says violate the federal Animal Welfare Act.
University officials defended the lab's practices, arguing that the PETA investigator does not understand routine procedures in animal research. "None of the things she alleges are substantive," said Tom Parks, the University of Utah's vice president for research. "It's a remarkably banal list of ordinary events in an animal-care facility." (Salt Lake Tribune)
The alleged cruelties that the PETA investigator observed, according to a PETA press release, include purposely paralyzing mice, drilling holes in monkey skulls, injecting chemicals into kitten brains, and giving rats epileptic seizures.
NFL Tight End Tony Gonzalez of the Atlanta Falcons and His Wife October Pose for an Anti Fur Ad: Gonzalez Again Living Up to His Words
As readers of this blog know, I’m a big fan of Tony Gonzalez. Ever since his decision to look more closely at his decisions in terms of food, I’ve seen a positive role model for a more compassionate life. I wrote about his promotion of a diet with less meat in this article - http://geari.blogspot.com/2008/08/kansas-city-chiefs-all-pro-tight-end.html .
He’s obviously since learned more about the realities of life, including the horrors of the fur industry. I thank you again Tony for being a real man and stepping up to educate. You are bringing others with you. We need guys like you.
Proving his new outlook, here is a great quote from him regarding fur: ''We should be protecting animals, not sacrificing their lives for the sake of fashion or luxury,'' Gonzalez says. ''October and I have changed many of our habits in light of the inhumane treatment of animals that occurs not only in the fur industry but also on factory farms.''
Tony Gonzalez, wife pose naked
November 12, 2009
ELLIOTT HARRIS Sports Columnist
No nudes is good news.
So it appears to the naked eye — as well as other body parts.
There will be no reference to tight ends in this caption: Tony Gonzalez of the Atlanta Falcons and wife October pose for an animal rights ad campaign from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
Quick Hits promises not to make any wisecracks about tight ends or make anyone the butt of any jokes, but ...
Tony Gonzalez of the Atlanta Falcons (yes, he plays tight end) and his wife October appear in a new ad for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. They also appear to be totally unclothed.
''We had clothes on,'' Gonzalez told media in Atlanta on Wednesday.
It would appear that seeing is disbelieving, if Gonzalez is to be believed.
''We should be protecting animals, not sacrificing their lives for the sake of fashion or luxury,'' Gonzalez says. ''October and I have changed many of our habits in light of the inhumane treatment of animals that occurs not only in the fur industry but also on factory farms.''
The Falcons had a chance to see the ad and gave Gonzalez some typical locker-room reaction.
''My wife is a pretty woman,'' Gonzalez said. ''She's like a flower. It's nice to be looked at.''
Hey, as long as it's OK with him ...
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