Thursday, December 29, 2011

Arizona Humane Society Kills Cat After Man Couldn't Afford its Medical Care: They Hire a Publicist to Lie and Cover Up Tragedy

I’m wayyy busy and have no help, but I had to post this one.

All I can say is WTF or Why TF would a so called “humane” society actually resort to killing a cat due to the person why brought it in not having money? Playing god now?

I’m overly sickened by this and I encourage all of you to speak your disgust to the Arizona Humane Society at: http://www.azhumane.org/.

Of course, being the money focused group they are, they’ve actually hired a publicist to handle this issue. Ha. Hilarious. Can’t afford to save a life, but can afford to save their own jobs?!!

Here is the summary from the full article at: http://news.yahoo.com/rescue-group-crisis-mode-cat-euthanized-194826690.html

"Dockery, a 49-year-old recovering heroin addict, told the Phoenix newspaper that he took Scruffy to a Humane Society center on Dec. 8 because she had a cut from a barbed-wire fence, an injury that he described as non-life-threatening. The agency said it would cost $400 to treat Scruffy, money he didn't have.

The Humane Society cited policy when it declined to accept a credit card over the phone from Dockery's mother in Michigan or to wait for her to wire the money. The staff said if he signed papers surrendering the cat, Scruffy would be treated and put in foster care, he said.

Instead, Scruffy was euthanized several hours later."

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus and Owner Feld Entertainment to Pay Largest Settlement in U.S. History for Cruelty Violations

Why in the hell do people still go to that damn circus when the cruelty behind it is well documented?!

Just look at the video below and read this quote: “In recent meetings, we presented unequivocal evidence of animal abuse, including beatings, the death of a lion, lame elephants forced to perform despite chronic pain, and a baby elephant who died during a training routine.

We can only hope this stands. You can read more at http://www.peta.org/b/thepetafiles/archive/2011/11/28/ringling-slapped-with-largest-penalty-in-circus-history.aspx



Horse Slaughter to Become Legal in the U.S. Again: Congress Restores Funding For

You’d think horses would be off limits in this country due to their long history and, of course, to the fact that most people do not eat them here! But, unfortunately, the ass jacks in Mexico and other parts of the world, including France, do.

We’ll have to see how this plays out, as this just came up. Lovely congress apparently is OK with killing and eating horses: “After a 5-year hiatus, Congress has restored funding for U.S. inspectors to oversee horse slaughter, opening the door for horses to be killed and butchered in the United States for the first time since 2006.”

You can read more here and there’s also a link to a petition to attempt to get funding for sanctuary for retired or aging horses instead of being slaughtered: http://origin.www.peta.org/b/thepetafiles/archive/2011/12/01/horse-slaughter-to-start-again-in-us.aspx

NOTE: Here is a related story that I just need to add: Obama Legalizes Horse Slaughter for Human Consumption.

Now, I’m not being political here. I’m simply pointing out that Obama is just as much to blame as congress as he eventually is the final signer of bills! Remember Political Science 101 and how bills become law? And, worse, he actually made a campaign promise to permanently ban horse slaughter and exports of horses for human consumption,

Sadly, as stated, “On November 18th, as the country was celebrating Thanksgiving, President Obama signed a law, allowing Americans to kill and eat horses.” It goes on, “Notwithstanding that 70% of Americans oppose horse slaughter, that President Obama made a campaign promise to permanently ban horse slaughter and exports of horses for human consumption (horses can be sent to Mexico and Canada), that documentation of animal cruelty, slaughterhouse stench, fluid runoff and negative community impact exists, it is taxpayers that will bear the costs!”

By the way, it is the Wyoming state representative Sue Wallis and her pro-slaughter group "United Horsemen," that is pushing for horse slaughter.

This story can be found at http://technorati.com/lifestyle/article/obama-legalizes-horse-slaughter-for-human/

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Finally Freedom: 40 Lab Beagles Released: Interact and See Sunlight for First Time

I wanted to end today with a good story. We can only hope this will become more common in the future. To torture dogs is cruelty of the highest degree.

I posted in some text below, but to read the full story and to see some video, visit: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/28/lab-raised-beagles-go-out_n_1116446.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009

“Forty male beagles raised inside a lab in Spain arrived in Los Angeles last week where they will be put up for adoption after being freed from captivity by the Beagle Freedom Project.

The rescue mission is the largest yet for the group Animal Rescue Media Education (ARME). A total of 72 dogs were rescued in the effort, 32 of them having already been adopted in Europe, according to NBC Los Angeles.

ARME's Beagle Freedom Project spokesman Gary Smith said the beagles, all between ages 4 and 7, had lived in cages their entire lives.”

Crosspoint Animal Hospital in Fairfax County Kills Lost Family Dog (Basie the Corgi) Due to Marking it a Stray: Tell Them to Stop this Practice

Basically, the jackasses in Fairfax County kill all “strays” without trying to find out if they are simply lost. This happened to a family. Read on and then follow the link below to tell them to stop:

“Basie the Corgi had only been missing for a few hours when her owners discovered that she had been turned in to the Crosspoint Animal hospital in Fairfax Station. Although she was in good health, with clipped nails and clean fur, by the time her owners found her she'd been euthanized for being a stray.”

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/435/justice-for-basie-stop-euthanizing-animals-in-fairfax-county/

“The world’s strongest animals are plant eaters. Gorillas, Buffaloes, Elephants and me.” Strongest Man Speaks Again!

Ah yes, a perfect quote. And, provided by one of the world’s strongest men!

As I said in a previous post, Patrik Baboumian is a breath of fresh air in this movement. He once again proves that meat is not necessary for good health, and actually that a vegetarian or vegan diet is highly effective and superior when gaining size and strength. I am also a weight lifter and I’ve recently gained 50 pounds on a veg. diet.

The quote I used above is found here; http://www.peta.org/b/thepetafiles/archive/2011/11/21/strongest-man-eats-plants-loves-animals.aspx

But be sure to check out this blog at http://www.armenian-viking.com/?p=192

Romanian Parliament Takes the Cruel Path and Votes to Euthanize Stray Dogs

Once again, take the easy path and kill instead of finding creative solutions. Boycott Romania! http://news.yahoo.com/romanian-parliament-votes-euthanize-stray-dogs-133439958.html

Memphis Animal Shelter Employees Have Ties to Area Dog Fighting Rings

How convenient for the scummy Michael Vick wannabes. Let’s hope the Memphis Rotary Club’s Animal Shelter Evaluation Committee puts an end to this.

http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2011/11/report-links-shelter-workers-to-dog-fighting-rings/

Many Great Vegetarian and Vegan Smartphone Apps: Here Are a Few

Wow. Very cool. Much easier now for people to shop and find restaurants than it was back in the day! And, as you’ll see below with Veg Check, easier now to check ingredients too! Wow.

Here are just a few cool ones. You’ll find more when visiting the pages.

HappyCow VeginOut – Still the best veg. restaurant guide. Now at your fingertips!! https://market.android.com/developer?pub=HappyCow.net

Veg Check – “Scan Barcodes on food to determine if they are vegetarian. Contains both Ovo-lacto and vegan modes.” https://market.android.com/details?id=com.peterfranza.droid.vege#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDIxMiwiY29tLnBldGVyZnJhbnphLmRyb2lkLnZlZ2UiXQ..

I’m Hungry: Vegetarian Recipies - https://market.android.com/developer?pub=YaYaApps

We Love Tofu – “Each week around Friday, we will ship new super tasty recipes. Our hunting ground is Mitte, best district of Berlin, our recipes are carefully selected mix of modern vege cuisine.” https://market.android.com/developer?pub=GynSoft

Back From my Small Break and Ready to Post: Still Accepting Applications for Volunteer Animal Rights Bloggers

Wow. Finally back. I’d love to post 24/7, but I cannot. I work and maintain a very busy life.

So, I’m still always looking for good people to be volunteers to do blog postings for this blog. Let me know if you’re interested. What do you get? You get to keep growing a very successful blog and to keep people informed on the important issues of animal rights. What could be more important than that? In essence, you are continuing the good fight via the power of education!

Just email geari.org (at) gmail.com if interested.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Speak Out About the Unnecessary Slaughter of the “Escaped” Animals in Ohio: Demand Regulation that Prohibits Keeping Exotic Animals

I wrote a few days back (and I’m sure you’ve read plenty) about the horrible situation that occurred when the deranged jack ass let various large and “exotic” animals free from cages in Ohio. What ensued was a ridiculous killing spree by blood-hungry cops who likely just wanted trophies. They easily could have simply tranquilized instead of killing. As you heard, the dead near 50, including rare Bengal Tigers.

Well, due to the idiocy of Ohio and the wacko governor John Kasich, there are no such regulations on keeping such animals. Yeah, believe it or not.

Safe to say that if Ohio wasn’t so stupid, this wouldn’t have occurred.

To demand a ban on private ownership of exotic animals in Ohio visit this link: http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5154/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=8525

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Facebook Page to Help Stop the Cruel Raccoon Dog Fur Trade: "Like" it Now!

Yes, Cruel China continues to torture and murder many animals every year for the fur trade. Well, as you know, in China no animal is safe, but the Raccoon Dog seems to get the worst of it.

Learn more and “like” the page at: http://www.facebook.com/STOPthecruelRaccoonDogFurTrade?sk=wall

*Also: For a crash course on the inherent cruelty of the Chinese culture, including video proof, see http://geari.blogspot.com/2006/03/crash-course-in-unbelievable-cruelty.html

In Russia, There are No Federal Anti Animal Cruelty Laws to Help Circus Animals (or any animals): What You Can Do

Yep, “Russia does not have any federal animal cruelty laws, and that's why we need to come to the rescue of these poor circus animals. Write to the Russian government asking them to enact federal anti animal cruelty laws so performing animals don't suffer further complications due to inadequate living arrangements.”

Follow this link to learn more and TRY to change this: http://apps.facebook.com/takeactioncenter/ars/RussiaCircus

Awesome Infographic: Veganism Myths Debunked. A Must See. Take a Look!

What a great infographic. Very thoughtfully put together and backed up with facts. A true must see.

I was going to embed it below, but it did not size right. So, please view it at http://www.ethicalocean.com/blog/digest-veganism-debunked


Famous Vegetarians and Vegans: You’re in Good Company if You Are Too!

Just some quick links to good stories on famous vegetarians and vegans. Just to remind all of you who also are (but are not famous) that you’re not alone!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/01/world-vegetarian-day-2011_n_989218.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009#s380886&title=Chris_Martin

http://planetgreen.discovery.com/feature/planet-100/top-5-surprising-vegan-super-heroes-video-news.html

Cruel Rich Guys Want a Toy: Trafficking of Baby Gorillas in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is Growing: One Recently Saved. Video

Yes, it’s awesome that one infant Grauer Gorilla was recently saved. But, poaching of the majestic Gorilla is alive and well, all to make money on the black market. AKA, cruel rich guys want a toy. Makes me sick.

Read the story and view video at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/12/baby-gorillas-on-the-blac_n_1007649.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009

North Carolina Wildlife Agents Storm Farm in Randolph County and Kill Nine Deer, Including 7 Fallow Exotic Deer

Yep, believe it or not:

“On September 20th, armed North Carolina Wildlife Agents stormed a farm in Randolph County. The warden carried a warrant to kill nine deer, including 7 fallow exotic deer that were owned by Mr. Kinley and 2 white tail deer that were still in rehabilitation from injury or abandonment. All 9 deer were slaughtered.”

Stop North Carolina Wildlife Commission from Killing Tame Deer and Fawns at http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-north-carolina-wildlife-commission-from-killing-tame-deer-and-fawns

Manny Pacquiao May be a Great Fighter, but He’s Also an Animal Abuser: Admits that he Loves Cock Fighting

Yes, Manny Pacquiao is a hero to a lot of people. He is a great fighter. But, he also loves animal abuse and animal killing.

Don’t believe me? Read here: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/898596-manny-pacquiao-playboy-champ-adds-to-money-drama-by-admitting-to-cock-fighting

Cruel Business Wants to Kill the Dolphin-Safe Tuna Label: Speak Up

Yeah, I know many of us do not eat Tuna, but let’s at least speak up to keep it Dolphin-safe (as much as that’s possible).

http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/campaign.faces?siteId=3&campaign=DolphinSafeTuna&origin=ARS_FACE_FAN_ADGROUP_TAKEACTION_DOLPHIN_1013_CTG

Idiots and Vick-Like Scum Dumping Dogs in the Florida Everglades: Luckily, Some Trying to Save Them

Yeah, these scum would make Michael Vick proud, as they have no regard for the lives of dogs and will throw them to their death.

“It's a heart wrenching problem, dogs of all shapes and sizes are being dumped in the Florida Everglades.”

You can view the video of this issue at http://news.yahoo.com/video/miamicbs4-15750840/s-fla-rescue-saving-dogs-dumped-in-the-everglades-26992796.html

Once Again, “Shoot to Kill” Instead of Tranquilize and Save: Loose Animals in Zanesville, Ohio Hunted Instead of Saved

**I want to add this a day after the original post below: this was found in an article: "The animals that were killed include 18 rare Bengal tigers and 17 lions." FU again to you bastards who went straight to killing! 18 Rare Bengal Tigers??!! WTF? You HAD to kill them? BS. You just wanted a trophy you sickos!


First, what the hell was some jack ass doing with animals like bears, wolves, etc.? WTF did he expect would happen should they get loose?

You’ve likely heard that “An Ohio town is under lockdown as dozens of wild animals including bears, wolves and tigers have escaped from a private preserve are and are on the loose after the owner of the preserve has been found dead.”

Everyone knows that cops lean toward killing. But, you’d hope that faced with the reality of killing an animal that was unnaturally caged for a long time, that they’d vote for sedation. But, oh, wait, they’re men too, and men love to kill. Oh, I guess saving them is too much work for gun-happy police.

For more on this story, see http://gma.yahoo.com/animals-loose-ohio-town-under-lockdown-074109614.html

Monday, October 03, 2011

Yes Again! Vegetarian Strongman Patrik Baboumian Pledges to Go Vegan for the Rest of 2011!

I wrote last week about vegetarian strongman Patrik Baboumian, who won Germany's Strongest Man 2011 Competition. You can read that story here: http://geari.blogspot.com/2011/09/yes-vegetarian-strongman-patrik.html

So not only has he proved to the world and to the haters that a vegetarian diet not only is healthy, he also proves that it can make you stronger and a better athlete.

In a recent blogging, he states that he’s going vegan for the rest of 2011. Check it out here: http://www.armenian-viking.com/?p=192

Right on Patrik! You and I will keep on proving the haters wrong in the weight room!

Pediatrics Residency Training Programs at the University of Washington Continue to Use Live Animals. AKA, Vivisection: Tell them to Stop

It’s the year 2011 and it’s not necessary to use live animals in medical school teaching. In fact, many of the top 10 schools do not.

Here’s a quick link to visit a page where you can learn more and voice your opposition: http://apps.facebook.com/takeactioncenter/ars/PCRM-Ferrets

Vietnam, like China, Supports Stealing, Torturing, and Eating Dogs: Common in Many Restaurants

What a disturbing story. Seems China isn’t the only sick country in the world that gets off on torturing and then eating dogs. Seems that many in Vietnam also love to steal, and then torture and eat dogs, many of which were sold to restaurants.

I’m not going to go on and on about this, as this is an obviously horrible situation. I’ve instead pasted in parts of the story below which summarize this horrendous cruelty taking part daily in Vietnam and other savage Asian countries (“[t]he tradition, also popular in parts of China, South Korea and the Philippines…”)

You can read the full story here: http://news.yahoo.com/dognappers-spark-deadly-violence-across-vietnam-090441619.html

"Dog meat is a delicacy in Vietnam that's often on the menu at parties, especially in the north. Restaurants specializing in barbecue dog are especially popular at the end of each lunar month when men dine on canine in hopes of purging bad luck."

"Dog restaurants in the capital, Hanoi, have boomed as Vietnam has become one of Asia's fastest-developing economies."

“…thieves who cruise neighborhoods on motorbikes, snaring pets quicker than a U.S. car thief can hotwire a Cadillac Escalade. Sometimes, they incapacitate the dogs first by shooting them with darts or arrows pulsating with electric current.”

"Scruffy medium-sized dogs are commonly seen jammed into wire cages on backs of motorbikes in Vietnam. They are slaughtered, skinned and roasted, and can be seen dangling from wires outside restaurants, tails straight and teeth bared. Dog dishes range from barbecues to soups served with pungent shrimp paste."

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Yes! Vegetarian Strongman Patrik Baboumian Wins Germany's Strongest Man 2011 Competition: Proof Again as to the Power of the Veg Diet!

Ha ha, haters. Look at this. Germany's strongest man is a full on vegetarian! Oh man….what can you say now?

Amazing and very inspirational. Another example (proof) of how a vegetarian diet not only is healthy, it can make you stronger and a better athlete. As stated in the article, Patrik believes that "being vegetarian makes you a better athlete!"

My new hero: Patrik Baboumian. PLEASE visit his website at http://www.armenian-viking.com/ and give him some support. And haters, take a look at his site and just how bad ass he is and then shut up!

This story can be found at: http://www.mfablog.org/2011/08/vegetarian-crowned-germanys-strongest-man.html

World Animal Day is October 4th: Find Out More

This is definitely an international event as you’ll see at the website at http://www.worldanimalday.org.uk/

Please check it out and get involved!

Please “Like” the Facebook Page - Pet Pardons: Help Save Shelter Animals About to be Killed

Yes, I know it’s not a pleasant thing to look at every day, but maybe you’ll see some in your area that you can share with friends. And maybe, you can help get some adopted!

Please visit the page at: http://www.facebook.com/petpardons

Another Famous Vegetarian Pro Athlete: Mike Zigomanis of the Toronto Maple Leafs

These are my favorite stories as they truly dispel so many myths about vegetarians.

This sentiment is echoed over and over by athletes that switch to a non-meat diet: “He discovered there was no change in his energy or strength, and in fact, he now considers himself stronger and better overall as a player.”


Toronto Permanently Bans the Sale of Dogs and Cats in Pet Stores: Victory over Puppy Mills and Pet Stores!

Yes, it’s in Canada, but this should lead to change in the US as well.

Pet Stores are the reason for puppy and kitten mills, or, aka, pet overpopulation and mass killing, all started by breeders.

Anyone with a heart and head knows that adoption from a shelter is the only way to ensure you’re not directly funding cruelty.

To learn more about the evils of pet stores and puppy mills, visit: http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/puppy_mills/


Yes! The West Hollywood City Council Voted Unanimously to Ban the Sale of Fur: Victory!

Wow. You’d think Hollywood would just love fur. After all, it’s narcissism run rampant.

Excellent.

You can read the whole story here: http://www.peta.org/b/thepetafiles/archive/2011/09/20/urgent-help-ban-fur-sales-in-weho.aspx?c=pfs

Sicko Animal Control Officer Steve Skoklo Only Gets Minor Fees and Small Probation for Cruelly Murdering Kitten in a Bar

Hey Sicko Skoklo: if you’re reading this you tough guy, try to slam me and throw me onto the floor! We’ll see who wins.

Yep, in a bar.

“Skoklo was accused of killing a 3 month old stray tabby kitten that wandered into McGee’s Bar in Skoklo’s hometown of Madison IL in an incident from 2007. He was said to have picked up the kitten and slammed it into a door frame and then thrown it onto the floor. Horrified bar patrons called the police.”

It’s simple logic to know that this sicko has killed countless others after he cruelly captured them.

The full story is at: http://www.lifewithcats.tv/2011/09/21/former-animal-control-officer-gets-probation-for-killing-kitten-in-bar/

Donna Karan Loves to Design Clothes that Uses Rabbit Fur: New Website Shows Just How Cruel She Is

Check out the website at: http://dkbunnybutcher.com/bunny-butcher-yoga.aspx

Here’s a paragraph that sums it up: “Donna Karan's clothing lines include fur that's ripped from the bodies of rabbits who endure deplorable living conditions, neglect, and filth on Chinese fur farms while they wait to die in the name of fashion. This barbaric treatment doesn't exactly fit the tenets of yoga, which advocate peace and freedom from suffering for all living beings. But because Donna Karan claims to be a devout yoga practitioner, we're giving her a new yoga chart to follow that shows the hidden truth behind fur.”

Idiotic, Cruel, Sri Lankan Hindu Death Ritual Stopped by Sri Lankan Minister: 100s of Goats Spared Decapitation

It just never stops, especially in regard to religion. And hey, those of you who state that Hindus are all peaceful vegetarians read this article: http://news.yahoo.com/sri-lanka-bans-mass-animal-sacrifice-temple-003143186.html

In a nut shell:

“The grisly ritual, in which goats are decapitated in public using a large hatchet, was first banned in the 1980s but was revived as locals believe the animals' blood grants favours from the gods.”

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Boycott the Philadelphia Eagles: Have Agreed to Pay Dog Killer Felon, Sick Michael Vick $100 Million Over 6 Years: Corrupt System and Corrupt Business

Some of you have probably already heard. Here’s just one story on this sad ending - http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=Ak1lnKLwbswYczIMTeDOUEY5nYcB?slug=ap-eagles-vick

It’s difficult to put into words the frustration and sadness this brings about. Truly crushes a lot of those I’m around. As we all struggle daily to get any attention to our issues, some sick, gangster felon, who can run fast and throw a football, even after brutal animal abuse conviction, is now, once again, a rich person.

I can only ask each of you to just keep moving forward. It’s obvious our system is sick and corrupt, and the NFL truly is, the National Felon League. They care little about honoring good behavior and, instead, look the other way and hire felons just to make themselves rich.

Perhaps everyone has forgotten just how sick he really is. Well, if you’re one of those with a short memory, let me help remind you by reading out post: Forgotten How Sadistic Michael Vick is? “Jumper cables were clipped onto the ears of...dogs…connected to...batteries before…tossing...into water"

Oh, and here’s another one: “Vick did all that and more to his dogs, and even threw family pets into the pit with fighters and laughed while they were mauled, according to a witness who testified to federal investigators.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Urgent: Tomorrow, 8-20-11, "Snapperfest" in Indiana: Snapping Turtles Slammed to the Ground, Swung Around, Have their Heads Yanked From their Shells

Urgent: Tomorrow, 8-20-11, Snapperfest Happens in Indiana. Snapping Turtles Slammed to the Ground, Swung Around, and Have their Heads Yanked From their Shells

Yep, only in Indiana. What the f… What is the fing point?

Please visit the following link and make an easy action to attempt to get this stopped: http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-snapperfest#letter_form

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

World Farm Animals Day (WFAD) is October 2nd: Learn More and Get Involved

A very important event.

As stated at their site, “World Farm Animals Day (WFAD), observed on (or around) October 2nd, is dedicated to exposing, mourning, and memorializing the more than 65 billion cows, pigs, turkeys, chickens, and other land animals who needlessly suffer and die every year in the world's farms and slaughterhouses.”

Please visit http://www.wfad.org/ to learn more and get involved.

Sadly, it’s Not just Chinese who Eat Dogs: People in Thailand and Vietnam Do Too: Proof? Video and Photos of Thai Police Break Up Dog Smuggling Ring

We all know that the Chinese are the cruelest on Earth, but those in Thailand and Vietnam apparently also like to torture and eat dogs. Yes, sadly, it is true. Proof? Look at the photos and video for this story at http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2011/08/thai-police-bust-dog-smuggling-ring/ Thankfully, this group was saved.

Here are some facts about this story:

“More than a thousand dogs headed for the dinner table were spared when Thai authorities uncovered a massive dog smuggling operation last week.

Jammed into crowded cages at the Nakhon Phanom Animal Quarantine Station, the future of the dogs is still in question, but officials hope to send a strong message to would-be smugglers: three suspects now face charges including unlicensed trade in animals, illegal transport of animals, transport of dogs to an area under rabies monitoring, cruelty to animals, and violation of vaccination law, among others.

According to Nakhon Phanom Governor Rerngsak Mahawinijchaimontree, “Police believe all the dogs would have been transferred to a ship waiting in Ban Phaeng district of Nakhon Phanom before going across the Mekong River to be sold in Vietnam, where lots of dogs are ordered to be cooked as famous exotic dishes.”

You can read the story and view the photos and video at:

http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2011/08/thai-police-bust-dog-smuggling-ring/

Ellen DeGeneres Publishes Excellent Blog “Going Vegan with Ellen”: Recipes, Tips, Vegan Living: Amazing Resource

Wow. I had no idea she was vegan. Ellen, if you read this, you have put together one excellent blog. I encourage all of you to visit it, as it is full of useful information. It can be found at http://vegan.ellen.warnerbros.com/

Endangered Gorilla Hidden in African Prison with Poachers: Luckily is Found

Seems they were attempting to smuggle her from the Democratic Republic of Congo into Rwanda. Sick f…s.

I can only express happiness that the baby gorilla was found. What a bunch of sick bastards.

“On Sunday night, a female baby mountain gorilla was found in an African jail, curled up on a bed alongside poachers who attempted to smuggle her from the Democratic Republic of Congo into Rwanda, according to the World Wildlife Fund. Rwandan authorities said the poachers had bought it for $15,000.”

You can read the story at http://hken.ibtimes.com/articles/195645/20110810/africa-jail-prison-mountain-gorilla-world-wildlife-fund-democratic-republic-of-congo-rwanda-rise-of.htm

Puppy Mill - Shadow Mountain Kennel - in Missouri Poses as Rescue Group: HSUS Calls for Investigation

Wow, another liar using lives to profit. I added some paragraphs in below that summarizes the situation, but you can read the whole story at http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2011/08/mo-puppy-mill-posing-as-dog-rescue-group/

“The HSUS’ complaint contends that Laymon is violating the state’s consumer protection law, also known as the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act, by deceiving the public into believing that the dogs in her operation are rescued from other facilities, when in fact many of the dogs may be coming directly from her puppy mill.”

“The HSUS named Laymon’s breeding facility, Shadow Mountain Kennel, as one of the worst licensed puppy mills in the state in its 2010 and 2011“Missouri’s Dirty Dozen” reports. The kennel received a “dishonorable mention” in both reports based on consumer complaints about sick and dying puppies Laymon allegedly sold over the Internet, as well as USDA and state inspection records citing Laymon for numerous violations of federal and state welfare standards.”

“The violations included excessively matted dogs, inadequate veterinary care, and dirty housing conditions. In 2009, the USDA fined Laymon $7,125 for repeated violations and suspended her license for three years. However, Laymon continues to be licensed by the Missouri Department of Agriculture even though she has been cited by that agency at least 36 times for animal care violations.”

ASPCA Brings Awareness to the Horrors of Pet Stores and Puppy Mills via Campaign “No Pet Store Puppies”

Great group and great campaign. Ever wonder why those in the know tell you not to buy from pet stores? Simply – puppy mills. Learn more about this issue at http://www.nopetstorepuppies.com/

“The campaign raises awareness about puppy mill cruelty and aims to reduce the demand for puppies that come from puppy mills by urging consumers not to buy anything at pet stores or on Web sites that sell puppies.”

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

10 Movies that Educate on the Vegetarian Lifestyle: For Beginners and Pros

Most of these you've likely seen. Some even made it main stream. Great films that use facts to explain the benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle (for amateurs and pros).

Want to shut up your grandmother who simply doesn't get (or want to get) why you don't eat meat? Well, these will do so in a nice manner.

Group Seeks to Spay/Neuter and Vaccinate the Street Dogs of Bhutan: Contribute if You Can

Apparently there is a significant problem with stray dogs in Bhutan. Luckily, unlike in most parts of the world, most in Bhutan practice compassion so abuse is limited. But, overpopulation leads to it's own problems. To learn more, visit https://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/store/item.do?siteId=310&itemId=46423&origin=ARS_FACE_FAN_ADGROUP_GTGM_BHUTANPUP_0726

Vegan (Yes, Vegan) or Cruelty Free Wine and Cheese: Excellent List

Yep, believe it or not. See, it's easy to choose cruelty free. Great list of vegan / cruelty free wine and cheese at http://www.vegnews.com/web/articles/page.do;jsessionid=3412EB6C3F88CA1F7A7D39D0B40E7F58?pageId=2588&catId=7

Excellent List of Vegan or Cruelty Free Summer Beers

Near and dear to my heart. Great list of vegan / cruelty free beers at http://www.vegnews.com/web/articles/page.do;jsessionid=3412EB6C3F88CA1F7A7D39D0B40E7F58?pageId=3365&catId=7

Wondering What Sunscreens are Vegan or Cruelty Free? Check Out this Guide to Find Out

Excellent vegan / cruelty free sunscreen guide. Highly suggest you all check it out at http://www.vegnews.com/web/articles/page.do;jsessionid=95E39D83B167EE9F389CDF2B79107F6D?pageId=3413&catId=7

Another Great Facebook Page: Stop Puppy Mills

Again, the name says it all. The page can be found at http://www.facebook.com/StopPuppyMills

don't know what a puppy mill is and why they are cruel? Start at this page to learn more - http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/puppy_mills/

Great Facebook Page: Help Get Military Working Dogs Medical Benefits

The title says it all and this is a no brainer. They are forced to do dangerous work and they deserve to be rewarded. Check it out at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Help-Get-Military-Working-Dogs-Medical-Benefits/128513627237177?sk=wall

If You Care for Elephants: Tell Malaysian Prime Minister Razak to Free the Abused Baby Elephants, Paloh and Jeli

You can read more about this sad case and act at http://www.change.org/petitions/malaysian-prime-minister-razak-free-paloh-and-jeli-the-baby-elephants-and-send-them-to-a-sanctuary?utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition&utm_term=own_wall

An excellent Facebook page has also been created to help educate on this matter. Visit it at http://www.facebook.com/SavePalohthebabyElephant

In summary:

"Please help babies Paloh and Jeli..they are being held at the Johor Zoo in Malaysia..they are kept in a barren exhibit without toys, access to clean water for drinking and playing,proper diet and only each other for company..There is nothing to stimulate them..Please help them get moved to a sanctuary where they can receive the proper diet, care and stimulation they so desperately need as well as the companionship of adult elephants .please help Paloh and Jeli get to the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary{NECC}within the next 7 days..thank you"

Monroe, Louisiana - Dog Continues to Live On a Chain in Miserable Heat! Are You In the Area and Can Help?



The title speaks for itself. If you think there is anything you can do please check out this page:


You'll find the person to contact when visiting the page.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Sea Shepherd Flagship Vessel the Steve Irwin Being Held by UK: Help Raise Bond for it’s Release

Wow. Jacked that the UK govt. can do such a thing. I’ll make this simple. You can read about this and donate to cover the bond here: http://my.seashepherd.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=399

Here is a paragraph from that sums up the issue: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2011/07/19/sea-shepherd-needs-1-4-million-alyssa-milano-tweets-support/ Nice to see that some celebrities are helping. But, you can too!

“Raising $1.4 million is a tough feat for any organization, but for one as controversial as Sea Shepherd it’s even tougher.

Regardless, that’s what Paul Watson‘s group is aiming to do. Their flagship, the Steve Irwin, is being held by UK courts due to a lawsuit brought against Sea Shepherd by Fish & Fish Ltd. The bond for the release of the ship is currently set at $1,411,692.87…”

Virginia's Smithfield Foods Once Again Guilty of Animal Abuse: Abuse of Pigs Rampant: What You Can Do

Yeah, these guys are always living up to their cruel name. Here is a simple page that talks about the horror pigs endure at Smithfield Foods and what you can do to attempt to help.

Here’s a paragraph from the page via the link below: “Virginia's Smithfield Foods is in trouble — again. Not only has the pork producer been involved in allegations of a swine flu outbreak having originated at its facilities, the company is also under fire for the way it's treating and housing its pigs.

Smithfield Foods: Stop Abusing Innocent Pigs! http://apps.facebook.com/takeactioncenter/ars/GestationCrates

Environmental Working Group Releases Fact-Filled Intelligent Guide on How Meat Eating Impacts the Environment

I know…many of our readers already know this stuff. But, should you not, I encourage you to take a look at this great guide. This isn’t an emotional plea guide; it’s a fact-filled guide on just exactly how much eating less meat can have an impact on the environment.

You can access the guide two ways:

Web Guide: http://breakingnews.ewg.org/meateatersguide/at-a-glance-brochure/

PDF: http://static.ewg.org/reports/2011/meateaters/pdf/ewg_meat_eaters_guide_to_health_and_climate_2011.pdf

Pass this on!

Ever Heard of Dog and Cat Devocalization? One Group is Trying to Stop it

Yep, it would be like cutting the vocal cords of your kids to get them to stop NATURALLY crying.

To learn more, visit http://apps.facebook.com/takeactioncenter/ars/Devocalization

Article Discuses Greyhound Racing Industry: Luckily in Decline, but Many Still Need Homes

Great article that really brings out the reality of the cruel greyhound racing industry. Luckily it is in decline, with many states shutting entirely. BUT, what that means is the need to adopt many. And, as you’ll read, they’re incredible and sweet dogs.

Here is the article:

Three-Leg Caesar Finds Home, 20,000 Racing Greyhounds Looking

Special Needs Animal Shelter in Iowa Has Food Stolen: Help Get them Back on Track

Special Needs Animal Shelter in Iowa Has Food Stolen: Help Get them Back on Track

Yep. I know. WTF? Please visit their site to do even a small donation.

http://www.animal-lifeline.com/donate.html

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

F..K Nike! Sadistic Animal Abuser and Torturer Michael Vick Gets Endorsement Deal with Nike: Boycott Nike! Let Me Remind You How Sadistic Vick Is

Do I need to say more? Boycott that disgraceful company Nike who just loves to make Felon Dog Killers rich again! Money over ethics…Nike.

NOTE: JUST ADDED - CALL NIKE - from http://www.facebook.com/pages/Battle-Against-Dogfighting/178489093981 "If you would like to let NIKE know your opinion about their choice to sign VICK as their spokesperson: call Nike: 1-800-344-6453. Choose option 5, then option 9. Let them know how you feel & be the voice for the voiceless animals he victimized!!!! "


BTW Nike and any readers, have you forgotten how sadistic Michael Vick is? Well, just read text below from a blog post we did a while back:

Forgotten How Sadistic Michael Vick is? “Jumper cables were clipped onto the ears of...dogs…connected to...batteries before…tossing...into water"

Oh, and here’s another one:

“Vick did all that and more to his dogs, and even threw family pets into the pit with fighters and laughed while they were mauled, according to a witness who testified to federal investigators.”

Laughed, they said.

It’s sad to think that there are those out there that have forgotten just how cruel, sadistic, twisted, and sick Michael Vick is. My thought is that this is because it had to do with crimes against dogs vs. against kids or people. Let’s all remember that he was convicted of felonies!

And before you say I’m a hater, non-football guy, let me tell you that I coach and play football. I care enough about the integrity of the sport that I’ll clearly say that letting Vick back in to make him and others rich brought the NFL down to a very low level.

OK, now read this:

"The details that got to me then and stay with me today involve the swimming pool that was used to kill some of the dogs," Reynolds wrote on her blog. "Jumper cables were clipped onto the ears of underperforming dogs, then, just like with a car, the cables were connected to the terminals of car batteries before lifting and tossing the shamed dogs into the water."

She continued, "We don't know how many suffered this premeditated murder, but the damage to the pool walls tells a story. It seems that while they were scrambling to escape, they scratched and clawed at the pool liner and bit at the dented aluminum sides like a hungry dog on a tin can.

And, most importantly are these telling statements of truth about how Vick has never apologized for the blatant dog torture:

“Even worse, he's shown no sign of understanding of, or regret over, the fate of his dogs.

"Vick has never expressed one word of remorse for what he did to those dogs," said McClay.

"Not in any of his public statements, and not in his appearance on '60 Minutes.' Vick said he 'let it happen.' He slammed and beat and hung dogs to death. It's like Ted Bundy saying, 'I let someone murder this girl.' He doesn't take any responsibility for it."

Friday, June 24, 2011

Does Buying "Humane" Meat, Dairy, Etc. Actually Decrease Cruelty? Insightful Article Provides the Answer You May Not Have Expected

This is truly an incredibly thoughtful piece that asks the key question: will buying "humane" meat, dairy, etc. actually help lessen cruelty and also provide side benefits to humans? I agree with the authors' ultimate answer below.

I do need to say that though, ultimately, (as he argues) “humane” alternatives increase the amount of animals that will be killed and consumed (hypocritically I guess), the methods done so do provide a quicker death. So, ultimately this solves one part of the problem (for an individual being killed) but may ACTUALLY lead to more death and suffering (more individuals being killed).

I've actually pulled two paragraphs from the article that sum up his answer and argument and pasted them in below. But please go and view the article at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nil-zacharias/humane-meat-is-the-soluti_b_880731.html

“However, there's one thing we can be certain about -- buying "humane" animal products will help us feel better about our choice to consume the animals we care about, while distracting us from the root of the problem (our gargantuan appetite for meat and dairy). In addition, buying humanely-raised animal products (even if it's driven by the best intentions and as a solution for those of us who will never consider giving up meat/dairy), unwittingly encourages us to consume more animals with a lighter conscience.”

“No one can deny that it's better to be less cruel in the ways we confine and kill animals (if we are going to kill and eat them anyway), but if we're interested in long-term change, we can't look at killing with kindness or gratitude as a solution in itself, when a huge part of the problem is over-consumption and the ubiquitous nature of animal products. Of course, it's nobody's business what someone chooses to buy or eat. Further, we cannot ignore socio-economic factors that influence people's consumption choices in any discussion about what's better for animals or the planet. The ability to make better choices obviously assumes that one has the privilege to choose in the first place. But if we want to spend our precious time, energy and dollars to help farm animals, the simplest thing one can do is realize that we don't need to consume animal products to live healthy and happy lives.”

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Photos of Baby Elephants Tied Up and Electro-Shocked by Trainers from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: The Real Truth

The Real Truth Behind the Horribly Cruel Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Ah, so great to be back to the real (cruel) world with my fist posting in about a week. And what better way to start it off with a HARSH and REAL reminder of the cruelty behind Ringling Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

Those who come away from viewing these real photos of the sickos at Ringling Bros. literally torturing BABY Elephants not sickened and hurting are heartless. So get some guts and go now and view the real photos of how Elephants REALLY get treated in a circus at Ringling Beats Animals at http://www.ringlingbeatsanimals.com/bound-babies.asp

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

GEARI Will be Attending to Personal Matters for a Week

But, will be resuming in a week. Hey, I asked all of you for assistance, but no one offered! I have to get this taken care of now. We’ll talk in a week!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Egomaniac Soccer Player - Panamanian Defender Luis Moreno of Deportivo Pereira Kicks Live Owl Mascot to Death

We can only hope this egomaniacal sick and twisted killer gets any punishment.

Here is a paragraph from the story at http://www.petside.com/article/owl-mascot-kicked-death-soccer-player

“What makes this heartbreaking incident even more distressing and enraging is that Moreno purposefully approached the stunned bird lying on the field -- after being accidentally injured with the ball -- issuing a fatal blow to the owl, punting it with a powerful kick. Both opponents and team-mates looked on, watching the entire incident with disbelief. Local fans were outraged and shouted "Murderer" at the player.”

Sick Bastard Shoots Dog and Buries it Alive to Die in Malta in Ghar Hasan in Birzebbuga. Luckily the Dog Survives


http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2011/05/dog-shot-and-buried-alive-makes-miraculous-recovery/

I post these types of stories to remind everyone that we must always remain vigilant as plenty of sickos exist that have no problem torturing and killing other species. Of course, this tends to lead to violence against humans too.

I also post this to see if anyone reading this might know the sick bastard who did this. He, she, they need to be caught.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Takes on a New Challenge and Promises to Eat Only what He Kills: Admits Killing Various Animals Himself: The Good and Bad

Most of you have probably already seen this story - Facebook CEO promises to eat only what he kills

I hesitated to post on this as what I say may be misinterpreted by both sides. Yet, I decided to do so in order to make one point: at least this guy has decided to see just how meat ends up on a plate. No people, it doesn’t just wrap itself in plastic or paper all neat and pretty for you to just pick up and take home.

Most humans and billionaires could care less and really think that the world is for the humans only. I worked with an ego maniacal rich guy that always defaulted to the idiotic food chain argument. He was barely over 5 ft. tall and weighed about as much as an elementary school kid, and I always challenged him to go out into the woods, or plains, or wherever and see if he could take an animal’s life with only human hands (and weak teeth with very little canine teeth compared to true carnivores like cats and dogs.) Humans simply cannot do it and need technology to help them even get an animal. I always tell people to check out Meet Your Meat and then get back to me. http://www.meat.org/video-2.asp OR http://www.meat.org/

So, though it’s absolutely ridiculous that Zuckerberg or any other human thinks they NEED meat, at least this billionaire kid has the guts to do what most will not do and actually takes a life vs. having his personal assistant pick it up at the gourmet market each night.

My Message to Mark

Now, Mark, if you read this, you don’t need to eat meat, so I suggest you stop taking lives and move on to the more sophisticated and thoughtful life of vegetarianism or veganism. You’re obviously really thinking this out and take responsibility for your actions. Plus man…you live in veg. heaven in California so there is no need to kill any more animals. In the article, it’s even stated that “Zuckerberg doesn't forget his pledge; if he can't be the one to provide the meat, he orders strictly off the vegetarian menu.” This shows that you’re at least thinking and that’s 100 times better than that average non-thinking human. So, though I’m sure you can afford the best personal chefs, here are three great vegetarian starter packs to get you on your way - http://www.pcrm.org/health/veginfo/vsk/ http://www.vegetariantimes.com/2007/pdf/vegetarian_starter_kit.pdf http://www.veganoutreach.org/whyvegan/

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Sad News for Sickos in Florida: Bestiality Law Might Finally Pass

Strange that it took this long.

As stated in the article below, this was necessary: “Rich took up the anti-bestiality fight after a number of cases involving sexual activity with animals in recent years, including a Panhandle man who was suspected of accidentally asphyxiating a family goat during a sex act and the abuse of a horse in the Keys. The bill would make such acts a first-degree misdemeanor.”

Good start but unfortunately it is only a misdemeanor. Let me translate – they care, but not really. Plus, if a sicko only sees a misdemeanor as the highest he’ll/she’ll get, they will take that risk. Make it a felony and the potential for bestiality goes down. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/06/florida-bestiality-law-passes-third-attempt_n_858884.html

Sea Shepherd News: Keep Up with the Most Effective Group in the World

As you know, Sea Shepherd has been successful as of late in the fight against whaling. Well, they’re heading out again on various causes. Keep up to date on what they’re doing via their newsletter - http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Sea-Shepherd-E-News---What-can-you-do-to-help-defend-the-defenseless-.html?soid=1101395845702&aid=ZoPxaPojJVE

Western Governors Hate Wolves and Want to Kill Them: How You Can Speak Up

Please read for details but essentially wolves (as always) are threatened by potential legistlative measures. http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150190522447545.301813.19387377544

Just look back at our post - Federal Budget Removes Wolves from the Endangered Species Act (ESA): President and Politicians Give a Great Present to Ranchers and Hunters http://geari.blogspot.com/2011/04/federal-budget-removes-wolves-from.html

Quick Action Allows You to Help Animals in the Areas Affected by Tornadoes and Severe Flooding in the U.S.

I haven’t yet checked out this group, so if anyone has any negative feedback, please let me know. But, much help is needed down there - https://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/store/item.do?siteId=310&itemId=44086&origin=ARS_FACE_FAN_ADGROUP_GTGM_TORNADO_0510

Just like Romania, Spain Hates Dogs Too: Strays Abused and Killed

They’re not quite China, but Spain has always hated animals. Think bull fighting. But, this sad story shows that, as in Romania, strays are abused and killed with no regard to pain or suffering. This page also allows you to voice your opposition to their practices - http://www.care2.com/news/member/525884267/2799803

Video Shows Endangered Sumatran Tigers in the Forest: About them and a Graphic on how Tigers are Screwed Worldwide

Sadly, as the article states, logging may soon be allowed in the area they were spotted in. Yes, corruption goes worldwide - http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110509/ap_on_re_as/as_indonesia_tiger_videos

Also, take a look at this graphic on the tiger population worldwide. Yep, you guessed it, it’s not good. http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/slideshow/photo//110509/photos_wl_pc_afp/15545c33dd367b838d5eaf8d2de97d18/

Assembly Bill 376 Would Ban the Possession, Sale, Trade and Distribution of Shark Fins: Quick Way to Help Voice Your Support

Yes, shark finning still occurs. Gee, I wonder who’s responsible for it? Hummm. Here’s a quick action you can take along with some facts - http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/campaign.faces?siteId=3&campaign=DOW-SharkFinning&origin=ARS_FACE_FAN_ADGROUP_TAKEACTION_SHARK_0511_CTG

Thursday, May 05, 2011

GEARI Seeks Help / Volunteers for Launch of New Website - animaltesting.tv Easy Project, Not Ongoing

As the name implies, animaltesting.tv will be a site that is focused on showing the reality of animal testing and vivisection via real photos and videos. The new .tv domain is in use by many groups as a web property that signifies the presence of AV resources and supplements their main sites or blogs. We’re simply looking to use our place in the AR world to bring attention to this issue.

If you look at the search logs of geari.org or geari.blogspot.com, you’ll see a very significant amount of searches for videos and photos showing the unfortunate reality of animal testing or vivisection. Many of these people are simply trying to gauge the nature of this unnecessary practice. A significant number are looking for proof and/or material for class projects, speeches, etc. Many brave souls have taken undercover footage from animal testing facilities in order to bring to light to the public the reality of this horror. We at GEARI hope to add one more resource that allows truth and education to speak for the reality many innocent victims face every day in countless facilities across the world.

I’m looking for one or two good volunteers to help get this up. Your job will be to pull embedded code from YouTube videos, Vivmeo, etc. and also from photo sharing sites such as Flickr and paste it into the blog. Very easy. I just need assistance on this initial part and you do not need to make an ongoing commitment.

If you’re interested, please email geari.org@gmail.com. I’d like to get this rolling soon.

Thanks

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Siberian-Bengal Tiger (Tony) Still Living in Squalor in Cage at the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete, Louisiana: How to Express Your Horror

Talk about a living hell. I think it’s obvious why this is absolutely ridiculous and horribly cruel, but in case you don’t get why:

“Tony has spent the past decade in a small enclosure that is devoid of any forms of enrichment, like trees, logs or other plants that would allow him to live like a tiger should. He has suffered through ten hot and humid Louisiana summers with no pool of water large enough to cool himself. Day and night, Tony's sensitive ears and nose are subjected to the loud drone of the nearby freeway and the noise and noxious fumes from the idling trucks.”


Sicko “Shot Dog Film” “Artist” Commissioned to Create Sculpture for NY Public Library: How to Get this Stopped

Reminds me of Sick Michael Vick getting signed again for millions after killing and abusing dogs.

Seems Tom Otterness could get $750,000 for a sculpture.

As some of you remember, Tom is a very sick animal abuser. “In 1977, Otterness was involved in another art project. He bought a shelter dog, chained it to a fence, shot it to death and filmed the murder in a movie he called 'Shot Dog Film.'”


Friday, April 29, 2011

YouTube Bans Animal Cruelty Video Showing Calves at E6 Cattle Company in Hart, Texas Bludgeoned with Pickaxes, but Shows Tons of Other Cruelty: Why?

Wow. I’ve seen tons of videos, but what horror. Keep in mind these are baby cows. But, these scum at E6 Cattle Company in Hart, Texas seem to love putting holes in the heads of calves. You can see the video proving the cruelty at E6 Cattle Company in Hart, Texas here.

The question, as touched on by WebProNews here and on the Mercy For Animals website which carried out the undercover investigation provides a horrifying look into E6 Cattle Co. in Hart, Texas asks why YouTube banned the video. Good question. As brought up, “…YouTube seems to have no qualms about videos glorifying hunting, dogfighting, or similar forms of animal cruelty…”

So I wonder why. Hummm. They’re fine covering up the cruelty to baby calves but love having videos glorifying thugs like Michael Vick torturing dogs?

So what does the video show and prove? As stated at http://vimeo.com/22912093

E6 Cattle rears calves for use on dairy farms, confining approximately 10,000 calves and subjecting them to lives of prolonged neglect and misery. For over two weeks in March of 2011, an MFA undercover investigator documented the operation's deplorable conditions and brutal mistreatment of animals.

MFA's hidden camera reveals:

Workers bludgeoning calves in their skulls with pickaxes and hammers -- often involving 5 to 6 blows, sometimes more -- before rendering the animals unconscious

Beaten calves, still alive and conscious, thrown onto dead piles

Workers kicking downed calves in the head, and standing on their necks and ribs

Calves confined to squalid hutches, thick with manure and urine buildup, and barely large enough for the calves to turn around or fully extend their legs

Gruesome injuries and afflictions, including open sores, swollen joints and severed hooves

Ill, injured and dying calves denied medical care

The budding horns of calves burned out their skulls without painkillers

Upon reviewing the undercover footage, Temple Grandin, PhD, animal welfare advisor to USDA, declared: "It is obvious that both the management and the employees have no regard for animal welfare."

Colorado State University Professor of Animal Sciences Dr. Bernard Rollin also condemned the operation: "I urge everyone in a position of authority to serve notice to the world that this sort of behavior has no place in a society wishing to consider itself civilized. These people must be corrected with the full force of the legal system."

Truck Filled with Stolen Pet Dogs Headed for Slaughter in China Stopped by a Few Activists: Signs of Hope in the Abusive and Callous Country of China

Though the outcome of this story was good, it also shows the reality that dogs and cats are indeed eaten in China.

Please take the time to look at these photos at http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/environment/animals/chinese-dogs-saved-from-cooking-pot-20110418-1dld9.html

To think that this is common practice is just sickening and sad. For dog lovers to see dogs packed into this disgusting, rickety truck brings to reality just what the majority of Chinese people do to dogs. Many of us in the US are used to seeing cattle trucks, but we’ve never seen a truck bringing dogs to be slaughtered for food. Just look at their faces and you’ll see the same ones we see daily in our homes.

It’s hearting to see the SOME people are changing in China. But, the majority remain cruel and abusive people steeped in superstition. We can only hope that more people begin to take on the ideals that these brave people did, especially in the land of animal abuse known as china.

Please check out the story and the photos at http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/environment/animals/chinese-dogs-saved-from-cooking-pot-20110418-1dld9.html

Here are some telling quotes from the story:

“The dogs, many apparently stolen from their owners, were being transported from the central Chinese province of Henan to restaurants in Jilin province in the north-east, The China Daily said.”

“The China Daily quoted activists as saying many of the dogs still had collars with bells and name tags, indicating they had been stolen from their owners and that the trucking company transported a load of dogs to Jilin each week.”

“The consumption of dog and cat meat, both of which are believed to promote bodily warmth and are thus popular in winter, remains widespread in China despite a surge in popularity as pets.”

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Federal Budget Removes Wolves from the Endangered Species Act (ESA): President and Politicians Give a Great Present to Ranchers and Hunters

Yep, we’ve always known that most in congress hate animals, but now it should be clear that Obama does to. Well, I’ve stated this before, but now it’s clear. To make such a right wing move tells us who he is. Read this article and you’ll see: http://aldf.org/article.php?id=1691

Lost Pet Found Pet: A Great Facebook Page to Like to Help Get the Word Out on Lost or Found Companion Animals

Highly recommend liking this page. Who knows, it may one day help you!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lost-Pet-Found-Pet/162625657117463

Good List Shows Toxicity of Common Items Dogs Eat: Household Items to be Aware of

Of course, most of these need to be eaten in high quantities, but a good list nonetheless.

http://www.facebook.com/notes/nc-shelter-rescue/learn-about-toxicity-of-common-items-dogs-eat/187657734613198

A Great Post on the Annual Namibian Seal Slaughter: What You Need to Know

Every year I have to re post on the annual Namibian seal slaughter. Seems most do not realize it exists as most only hear about the annual Canadian baby seal slaughter. Please visit this link to learn more:

http://livvegan.blogspot.com/2011/03/namibian-seal-hunt.html

4 Quick Actions: Ban Cruel Devocalization; Stop Killing of Dogs and Cats in Serbia; End Dog Fighting Game on Android; Urgent Action for Canadian Seals

I have little time and NO help, so I had to add these four into one. Pretty easy to do. I know, I know…they may not work…but they may!

http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/campaign.faces?siteId=3&campaign=Devocalization&origin=ARS_FACE_FAN_ADGROUP_TAKEACTION_DEVOCAL_0424_CTG

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/8/stop-the-masskilling-of-dogs-and-cats-in-serbia/

http://bslnews.org/2011/04/22/dog-fighting-game-released-by-androidgoogle-call-to-action/

http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/campaign.faces?siteId=3&campaign=HarpSeal&origin=ARS_FACE_FAN_ADGROUP_TAKEACTION_HARPSEAL_0421_CTG

Help Save Lions from a Deadly Poison: Urge Kenya to Enact a Ban on Carbofuran

Pretty simple one here: “Urge Kenya's Prime Minister to enact a ban on carbofuran and take concrete action to protect these great cats” - http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/campaign.faces?siteId=3&campaign=savekenyaslions&origin=ARS_FACE_FAN_ADGROUP_TAKEACTION_LIONPOISON_0425_CTG

If You Love Dogs You Need to Hate Romania: Just Watch this Video: The Killing of Cernavoda Dogs (2010) - Le uccisioni dei randagi a Cernavoda 2010

I guess the only difference between Romania and China is that (it appears) that they do not eat the dogs they torture. Who knows though…they just might.

I’ll let the video speak for itself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCIAJur9ksc

Stop Puppy Mills Facebook Page. And, the Article: Cesar Millan: Help Me Stop Puppy Mills. And, Missouri Back to Loving Puppy Mills

First, like this page to keep up on puppy mill news: http://www.facebook.com/StopPuppyMills?sk=wall

Right away you’ll see an article by Cesar Millan titled “Cesar Millan: Help Me Stop Puppy Mills.” If you do not see the link, go to http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/lifestyle/2011/04/21/cesar-millan-care-puppy-mills-help/

Cesar discusses how Missouri is back to loving puppy mills, mostly due to (wow surprise) business looking to kill a recently passed bill. I guess they, like Washington, feel that democracy is over rated. You can read more about that at http://www.kansascity.com/2011/04/14/2801542/missouri-bill-limits-lawsuits.html

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Our Sick Society: Animal Abuser and Convicted Felon Michael Vick (Sick Vick) Might Get Cover of Madden 2012: Vote NO Now to Send a Message to Kids

Received this email today. I really think that even the possibility that a convicted felon can now be clear to be on the cover of games for kids to see shows that our culture cares not about what is right, but about money and fame. Unbelievable.

You can skip the message below and go straight to http://espn.go.com/sportsnation/feature/madden2012cover to vote NO now!

OK, I’ll post this again. Perhaps everyone has forgotten just how sick he really is. Well, if you’re one of those with a short memory, let me help remind you by reading out post: Forgotten How Sadistic Michael Vick is? “Jumper cables were clipped onto the ears of...dogs…connected to...batteries before…tossing...into water"

Oh, and here’s another one: “Vick did all that and more to his dogs, and even threw family pets into the pit with fighters and laughed while they were mauled, according to a witness who testified to federal investigators.”

So, as stated in the following text from an email I received, please go and vote now to make sure the the felon Sick Vick doesn’t get more glory and fame.

“We can't let the dog killer that is Mike Vick be honored by winning the 2012 Madden Football video game cover. Please, spread the word and have the people vote Vick off the cover by voting for Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis. Send the link below to all of the people you know. Thank you for your help!”


Wacko Religion at it Again: Iran Looks to Ban Dogs

Well, I should clarify: the religious zealots of Iran hate the "short-legged" and "holdable" dogs (as stated in the article linked to below). Oh yes, and this one: dog ownership "also poses a cultural problem, a blind imitation of the vulgar culture of the West." And let’s not forget that to them, dogs are "impure and dangerous animals…"

Of course, as the article asks, what happens should the wackos get their way? Another China? “If passed, the law would ultimately energize police and volunteer militias to enforce the ban systematically.”

More on this can be seen at http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/20110419/wl_time/08599206587300

Friday, April 15, 2011

600Million.org: Led by Alex Pacheco, a Non-Profit Committed to Ending the Widespread Suffering and Death within the Stray Dog Population of the World

I’ll be honest – I hadn’t known of 600Million.org. Don’t ask me why, as this is a great group.

We all know who Alex is, and we know he’s committed. So, this is a group I ask you all to support. I’ve posted in their mission below. But, visit their website at http://www.600million.org/ and support them.

600Million.org is a non-profit organization committed to ending the widespread suffering and death within the stray dog population around the world. We intend to do this by funding the development and global distribution of scientific formulas that can be fed to animals, and that will prevent the animals from being able to reproduce. This will dramatically reduce stray populations and prevent the birth of an estimated billion puppies each year, most of whom live under appalling conditions or are killed by "stray dog control methods" including poisoning, shooting, electrocution, beating to death, and worse.

1) To free virtually every humane society world wide of their most expensive problem -- animal overpopulation.
2) To prevent the deaths of the up to 55,000 people who die every year from rabies, most of whom are bitten by overpopulated rabid stray dogs.
3) To provide developing nations and low income individuals with a practical and affordable alternative to costly surgical animal sterilization.
4) To enable agencies to reduce their use of inferior animal overpopulation control methods, the most common being poison, which has many negative effects such as the unintentional killing of non targeted animals, as well as people.

As a Reminder of the Annual Baby Seal Killings: Here’s a Video of the Sickest. The King of Seal Killing: Hatem Yavuz

See what kind of people like to kill seals. You won’t believe that this guy - Hatem Yavuz. Probably top 10 worst scum in the world. He just loves to kill seals. Loves to bash them in the heads with clubs.




Thursday, April 07, 2011

Idiotic Colorado Department of Agriculture Considering Request to Approve Use of Poison “Nighthawk” to Kill Prairie Dogs

Proof once again that any state or federal entity that has anything to do with wildlife or agriculture is fully run and indebted to industry and those who hate non-humans (hunters, ranchers, developers, rich guys, etc).

As stated on the petition, “Prairie dogs are a keystone species, meaning countless other animals rely on them. Animals like black-footed ferrets, swift fox and eagles rely on prairie dogs as a food source, so once they become poisoned by harmful pesticides like Nighthawk, they too meet a perilous fate.”

Here is the link to learn more https://secure.defenders.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=2111

Monday, April 04, 2011

Video of Bob Parsons, CEO of Go Daddy Killing an Elephant: What You Can Do

I know I said I’d only run the story on the Annual Canadian Baby Seal Slaughter today but I just realized I forgot to post on this last week. I’m sure by now you’ve all heard of it. But, if not, now you know.


I’ve also embedded it below. Fing horrible. It goes without saying that anyone with these products needs to leave them!

On a related note, Bob Parsons, CEO of Go Daddy was also named Scummiest CEO of the Year. I think we all now know why.

I really don’t need to say much more. You all know what to do.

Video of Bob Parsons, CEO of Go Daddy Killing an Elephant




All You Need to Know About the Canadian Baby Seal Slaughter for 2011

Yep, they’re still bashing in the heads of baby seals in Canada with clubs.

I’m going to make it simple today and provide two links which provide information on the annual Canadian baby seal killing. Yes, I know there are other issues to address, but this sick sadistic annual practice is of such importance that I’d like to run on it for a day.

One link is a quick action page which will help you send a quick message stating your opposition to sick Canada. Urgent Action for Seals

The other link is an EXCELLENT commentary by the legendary Captain Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Society. Yes, the very group that actually put an end to Japanese whaling this year (and hopefully for the future). It is titled The Great Bloody White North: The Canadian Seal Slaughter and How I Really Feel About It!

If you want or need to know the facts behind this ridiculous mass species slaughter, then read his commentary. Here is a quick quote from that writing: “In the interest of appeasing the ecologically ignorant fishermen who have been impoverished by the gross management incompetence of the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), the government has set the highest kill quota ever imposed on the seals with an allowable slaughter of 468,200 harp, Grey, and hood seals. This is an increase of 148,200 over the ridiculously high kill quota of 330,000 seals in 2010.”



Friday, March 25, 2011

One Way to Help Animals in Aftermath of Japan Earthquake

We already know that Japan hates animals anyway. After all, they fuel the trade of dead baby seal parts from the annual Canadian seal slaughter. So of course they’re not going to help them. So, we need to.

NOTE: As I always say, I do not support any one group over another. I’m posting this because it’s the only one I’ve seen and it’s an important issue. If anyone knows of other groups working on this issue, feel free to let me know.

https://www.ifaw.org/ifaw_united_states/general/donate_online/japan_earthquake.php?msource=DR110313003#x

Guess What? People in Turkey Actually LIKE to Rape Dogs: And, it’s Accepted

I don’t make this stuff up. To learn more and what you can do to speak out, visit

http://www.facebook.com/album.phpaid=51006&id=111324518892054&fbid=201280219896483

Did You Know that in Boulder, CO it is Legal for Landowners to Burn Prairie Dogs Alive? They Pump a Propane Mixture into Burrows then Ignite the Gas

And you thought you’d heard it all. Yep, you got it – a legal entity in CO ALLOWS people to light prairie dogs on fire! See, humans can always think of better ways to torture and kill.

As stated in the article, "Kids at the end of the cul-de-sac actually saw some prairie dogs on fire, running and screaming…"

http://www.dailycamera.com/ci_17628860#ixzz1GovVkTSE

The Year of Rights Killing: “Big Ag Wants To Make It a Crime to Expose Animal Abuse at Factory Farms”

And guess what: on the heels of WI killing workers’ rights and sending stray dogs to be tortured at universities, they’ll probably get this one too. I thought it was going to be better with the new administration. Guess not!

http://www.alternet.org/investigations/150312/big_ag_wants_to_make_it_a_crime_to_expose_animal_abuse_at_factory_farms

Another Idiotic Cultural Ritual of Animal Abuse: Germany and the Medieval Tradition of "Gaensereiten" While On a Horse, Pull the Head of a Goose Apart

Yes, you heard me – “Goose Pulling.” “[A] ritual in which people - while riding a horse - pull the head of a goose apart.”

Here’s what you can do about it: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/Stop-Using-Real-Goose-For-Gaensereiten/

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