Archive for the ‘Cruelty to animals’ Tag

UNCHAINED AT LAST – CARROLL’S STORY   4 comments

From:  IDA – In Defense of Animals

February 18th, 2015 by Sharon Stone

IDA_Carroll_v1

Named for Carroll County, Mississippi, where she was found, Carroll is a two-year old female shepherd mix who came to In Defense of Animals Hope Animal Sanctuary in late January. This thin, starving dog had been chained to a post without access to food or water and then cruelly abandoned and left to die by an unknown perpetrator.

Carroll is a gentle dog who is friendly with everyone she meets and she walks politely on a leash without pulling which indicates that at some point she must have been trained by people who invested their time and patience in her care, perhaps as a four legged member of their own family. One possibility is that Carroll was perhaps stolen and then abandoned, but we may never know for sure. Sadly, another dog was chained similarly on the property, but did not survive the ordeal.

The property where these dogs were abandoned and left to starve was reportedly located next to one of the many ‘hunting clubs’ found throughout rural Mississippi. The reports of Carroll and the other dog who died came to IDA only after the first dog had already perished in front of the comings and goings of the hunting club without anyone speaking up on behalf of two dogs starving to death before their very eyes. Carroll was finally brought to Hope Animal Sanctuary after it was too late to save one dog and almost too late to save Carroll herself. She came to us weighing just 32 pounds, dehydrated, mere days from death, and testing positive for heartworm.

Carroll is now enjoying life off the chain with her own bed to sleep in and wide open spaces to roam while she begins the long road to recovery. In the next few weeks, she will need to gain 20 pounds of additional body weight, after which she will begin the months long process of heartworm treatment and medication. Once she has fully recovered she will be placed into a loving forever home.

How can people pass an d property, see these two dogs and do absolutely NOTHING to try and either save them on their own or at the very least call someone who can? That is totally beyond my comprehension.

About IDA:

Working to protect the rights, welfare and habitats of animals.  

Founded in 1983 by Dr. Elliot Katz DVM, In Defense of Animals is an international animal rights and rescue organization dedicated to protecting the rights, welfare and habitats of animals.

We are supported by a network of tens of thousands of determined activists, dedicated volunteers, interns and donors. We work to expose and end animal experimentation; protect wildlife and restore balance in their natural habitats; end the exploitation and abuse of wild species living in captivity, protect domestic and wild species worldwide from abuse and slaughter for food, conduct cruelty investigations and rescue operations, and provide veterinary care for sick, abused and orphaned animals in our natural habitat sanctuaries.

FIGHTING APATHY, BUILDING EMPATHY:  In Defense of Animals works to educate the public to fight apathy, build empathy and take concrete action to end all forms of animal exploitation worldwide. We work to ensure that decisions made involving animals, from the legislative level to the dinner table, are made with consideration of their needs and interests.

We seek to redefine the role of animals in society on local, national and international levels by elevating human perception of animals from that of mere property, objects and things, to that where animals are recognized to be individuals, with feelings, needs and interests of their own. Through our work to inspire and shift the way people think about non-human beings, we believe a positive change will result in the way people treat them today and in the future.

Animal Rights and In Defense of Animals
Humans and other animals share many similarities, despite our differences in appearance, forms of communication and ways of living. As feeling beings, we are united by our desires to seek pleasure and enjoyment, and to avoid pain and suffering.

When we speak of animal rights, we are not referring to political rights or rights that we presume to bestow as the dominant species on Earth.

The rights of animals are birthrights, similar to those we claim for ourselves—the right to live our lives free of subjugation and institutionalized violence, where the random and special joys of being alive can be experienced.

The Golden Rule is not a ‘do-gooders’ slogan. We need to treat others as we want to be treated not only for their sake, but also because our own good is interwoven with the good of others, including other species. Animal Rights and Human Rights are linked at their core, because how we treat those most affected by our actions is the best reflection of who we are as a species. We must strive to do right when our actions, needs and interests intersect with those of other species.

IDA is unwavering in our promotion of actions that support doing right for animals and their interests, and our opposition to doing what is wrong, harmful or malicious.

 

Advertisements

FOUR PAWS launches new stray dog project in Albania   Leave a comment

From Four Paws UK

February 12, 2015

© FOUR PAWS 2015

Charity will neuter, vaccinate, tag and register stray dogs in the capital Tirana

International animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS has launched its first stray animal care project in Albania, one of the many countries in Southeast Europe in which unchecked stray dog populations are causing problems for the city and its residence.

Tirana, the Albanian capital, is the first city in the country to cooperate with an animal welfare organisation to control the local stray dog population in a humane, sustainable way. With many years of experience in other countries facing similar situations, FOUR PAWS offers a proven, animal friendly strategy to prevent illness and the uncontrollable breeding of strays.

Dr. Anca Tomescu, FOUR PAWS Head of Stray Animal Care, explained the upcoming project: “We are happy to start an important project for stray animals in Tirana, in collaboration with the local authorities. Tirana, like many other cities in Europe, faces the problem of stray dogs. We were contacted by the local authorities to work together and to apply a humane and efficient solution. Like us, they believe that only sterilization can solve the problem. FOUR PAWS is now officially launching the project and is very glad to see that not only are the authorities involved in finding a positive solution, but there has also been a positive response from the citizens of Tirana. The capital of Albania will be just the start. After that, the FOUR PAWS team will continue its work in Korca, where we will also cooperate closely with the municipality.”

“We are happy to collaborate with FOUR PAWS, a well known and professional partner,” said Nevila Sokoli-Xhindi , Deputy Mayor of the Municipality of Tirana. “The Municipality has been in constant contact with the representatives of the organisation, until we finalized the plan for the project. Our staff, part of the Agency of Consumer Protection, have identified the hot spots in Tirana and together with FOUR PAWS we will try to do the best to keep the situation under control, sterilize the dogs, vaccinate them and return them to their habitat, as outlined in the law. It is a difficult task, but that’s the reason we are collaborating with the best team in Europe.”

Albanian law indicates that strays may only be put to sleep by certified practicing veterinarians and without causing them pain or unnecessary suffering. However, although the law also requires dogs to be registered, there are no official figures regarding the number of strays. However, it is estimated that there are approximately 7,000 stray dogs in Tirana and its surrounding areas alone.

In just one location, a FOUR PAWS team can neuter, vaccinate and treat hundreds of stray animals per week, costing less than it would to kill and dispose of the animals. For the animals this means their lives are saved and they receive treatment for disease and injuries.

As well as Albania, FOUR PAWS has recently been implementing stray animal care projects in Romania, Bulgaria, Egypt, the Republic of Moldova, Ukraine, Lithuania, Jordan, Slovakia, Sudan, India and Sri Lanka.

 

 

SAVE MOCHA: KIDS STRANGLED HIM and THEN MADE A HOLE IN his THROAT   3 comments

From:  He’Art of Rescue

What you are about to hear is perhaps one of the most cruel cases of criminal abuse.

His name is Mocha, and he spent the last week in a shelter trying to survive from the trauma of an incredible incident.

Mocha had once a family, a family that kept him in the corner of their garden as a guard dog. The lack of care and love of that lifestyle seemed not cruel enough for this family, because they decided to get rid of him “a la turca” – leaving him at the side of the highway so that he would disappear – FOREVER!

Bypassers reported that the last time they had seen Mocha, a group of kids around 12 years old, had tied him with a rope and were pulling him around like a toy that had lost his soul.

It must have been extremely easy to approach Mocha, his friendly and calm nature must have made him an easy target for these children. The next time Mocha was seen he was dragging his body with a huge bleeding wound on his neck,

The kids had tried to strangle Mocha witha rope.

But that was not enough, that had also made a hole in his trachea with a knife – a hole so deep that Mocha is no longer able to breathe through his nose but through this new hole on his neck called a tracheal avulsion.

coughs.

It is a miracle that Mocha survived this incredible abuse.

MOCHA stayed 10 days in this state in a public shelter, breathing through that hole, open to all sorts of infection, fighting for food with other dogs in his cage.

Please watch this video:

Mocha’s wound is so deep that he can not breathe properly. Every now and then his breathing gets interrupted by a series of coughs. It is absolutely heart-breaking struggle to breathe, 

The GOOD NEWS is that we can fix this horrible wound.

Mocha’s trachea can be returned to its normal function through an operation. He will be able to breathe again normally after his surgery. But there is absolutely no time to lose, Mocha needs to have this operation in the next couple of days as soon as we have made sure that he can tolerate anesthesia.

WE CAN NOT DO IT ALONE!!

DEAR FRIEND,

If you are reading this, it means that you ae one of those special people who would not turn your back on a desperate animal in need of your help. Mocha is one of these souls that would simply fade away if we do that.

Please help us SAVE MOCHA by contributing whatever you can for his operation.

Thank YOU!

Updates on Mocha’s status will be shared through our FACEBOOK PAGE and privately to our contributors.

Mocha will need the best family out there once his treatment finishes. Are you that special one?

Please fill out the forn below if you think that you are, we adopt out internationally and DO NOT charge adoption fees providing that you are the best match for our rescue.

  • Name
  • E-mail
  • Country
  • City
  • Message

All are healing prayes and blessings for a speedy recovery!! ❤ 

 

Wolf-killers admit it’s all about the sadistic sexual thrill   1 comment

From:  Examiner.com

by Cathy Taibbi

The photos say it all. The wolf killers come right out and admit it - It's all about their own sadistic, sexual thrills.

The photos say it all. The wolf killers come right out and admit it - It's all about their own sadistic, sexual thrills.

The photos say it all. The wolf killers come right out and admit it – It’s all about their own sadistic, sexual thrills.

(Anonymous sources, captured from anti-wolf hate page) See more photos here.

**UPDATE 4/23/2013 – New link to video evidence of hunter behavior toward their victims. in the field, where no one else is watching. CAUTION, Viewer discretion is advised.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=af7_1333046713

*Caution – Disturbing sexual content involving animal abuse.

The captions on the photos say it all.

I’ve loaded the captioned photos into the slide-show, after a cover image, so children can’t accidentally read them.

These screen shots were captured from a typical anti-wolf, anti-predator, “All American” Bible-thumping pro-hunting, trapping and animal-torture Facebook page, the name of which I’ve decided to not reveal here, because they don’t need more views..

The members of this Facebook page come right out and publicly admit (brag is more like it) to ‘getting wood’ when seeing wolves trapped, tortured and killed, whether in images or in real life. They feel ‘orgasmic’ hunting, trapping, killing, butchering, and even eating their victims.

It doesn’t take a great leap of imagination to know what else they are doing when torturing wolves to death.

But at least now the truth has been revealed: The ‘need’ to hunt and trap wolves is not about ‘wildlife management’ or protection of life or property. Instead, it’s actually about the ‘need’ of psychologically-sick individuals to ‘get off’ sexually by torturing an animal they love to hate.

It gives the notion of evil a whole new dimension.The disturbingly lascivious, uninhibited individuals in hate groups like the ones posting these photos obviously ‘get off’ on sadism and animal torture.

Maybe they’re just trying to hurt wolf-advocates. Maybe it’s a nose-thumbing, flaunting, taunting tactic designed to torment those who love animals.

You see, they’re bullies, too.

Underlying all the unforgiving and ultimately lethal anti-wolf/anti-predator legislation being passed recently, of course, is greed, fueled by fear (and the active, purposeful fear-mongering and misinformation associated with group hysteria and mind control), and catalyzed by a nameless, formless hatred which malcontents and other paranoid people coalesce into form through their focus on one particularly convenient, integral, dynamic, ecologically crucial, intentionally misunderstood and emotionally charged iconic species; the grey wolf.

Sounds deep, confusing, complex.

However, in a nutshell, what they are saying plainly is that torturing animals is sexually arousing for them.

That’s it.

What else does it say about them, when they don’t mind coming out and bragging about that publicly?

Sounds kind of like the behavior of serial-killers, to me.

Yet, they sell themselves as heroes. Whatever it takes to justify their perversion.

Do we really want people like this freely expressing their fetishes on the Internet (where children can be traumatized – or worse, titillated – by them), or acting them out using our wildlife or pets?

What’s happened to our society, when any show of ethics, decorum or empathy is treated as a liability to be ridiculed, threatened and treated derisively, while a site enabling perverted, sadistic sexual thrills from abusing animals is considered free speech?

These kinds of pages are no better than so-called ‘crush videos‘ (movies of innocent, live animals being stomped, cut apart with scissors, burned, etc., and sold to perverts who like to masturbate while watching) except that, being based more in the ‘traditional sports’ of hunting and trapping, these (for now, at least) manage to sneak by legally.

Is anyone else reminded of the decadence, violence and mob mentality of the last days of the Roman Empire?

Hunting, trapping and other hate/fetish sites need to be dealt with in the same fashion as perpetrators of illegal crush videos. The penalties for gratuitous animal abuse need to be severe. The moral fiber and safety of our society is definitely at risk.

Would you want your child to stumble upon pages like these? Or meet one of these disturbingly slanted people on the street?

Naturally, if anyone with any conscience, empathy, sympathy or sensitivity (or clear moral sense of right and wrong) dares disagree with such misconduct, the members of this and other anti-wolf/pro-hunting and trapping sites are all too happy to go on the attack, considering any show of outrage or concern for the hapless creatures signs of weakness, against which they’ll sling nasty insults, slurs and slander.

But it’s more than just heated, probably (hopefully) harmless ugly words. Those speaking out against such acts, and such sites, are regularly stalked, harassed and heckled.

Even that’s not so bad.

The bad is that some whistle-blowers have had their lives threatened. And their names, addresses and phone numbers have been made public to prove that the wolf-killers can get to them, if they want to.

Yup. These are scary individuals.

And our politicians are pandering to them.

It’s a sad and disheartening statement about where America is at this point.

* I’m including some links to telling articles which put the spotlight on the sexual aspect of so-called ‘sport’ hunting, and the desire of certain people to lust after this thrill-killing ‘hobby’. Very scary to see the multitude of search results, where the evidence is painfully clear that killing and torturing animals is sexually gratifying to psychologically unhealthy people. and absolutely leads to child porn, child abuse, serial-killing and murder/torture fetishes where the victims are human. What this says about the state of our society is downright horrifying.

Animals and Hunting (Psychology Today online edition)

Wolf management: Science, not human behavior, is key (The Missoulian)

The thrill of killing replaced sex
The psychiatrist who met mass murderer says he was a classic necrophiliac. Nigel Bunyan reports The Telegraph (Even if not targeting animals, the mechanism is the same)

Hunting, Climate Change and the Future of Food
– The Daily Beast
“While Steven Rinella celebrates the thrill of killing what ends up on his plate in ‘Meat Eater,’ environmental analyst Lester R. Brown examines an ominous growing global scarcity.”

House Passes Ban On ‘Crush’ Videos Huffington Post

The Crush. A public webpage of The Outdoor Channel (a hunting site) that comes right out and displays hunters‘ ‘trophy’ photos AS PORN for it’s readers. This is the truth, and why sport hunting and trapping needs to be banned as perversions, exactly as other ‘crush’ videos and activities are being banned.

Finally, for the more evolved among us (or those striving to be), I include one more link: Hope for a real solution, a ‘from the inside, out’ path for healing humanity – and the new (ancient) paradigm that just might save our imperiled planet. The Power of the Herd by Linda Kohanov (author of The Tao of Equus) offers fascinating research, provocative insights and real solutions so we can live in a less damaging, less dominating, less controlling, less predatory way – Becoming happier, more dynamic and more empowered, without feeling the need to victimize anything or anyone else.

So important is her work that I hope to delve more deeply into her message in future columns.

 

COOPERATE HEADQUARTERS

Servicing the world

Opulence

Budget Friendly Luxury and Beauty

Jen Dionne's Website

One Family's Adventures in Windsor, CO

One Mom's Journey with CrossFit

Trials, Tribulations, & Triumphs of CrossFit

AtoZMom's Blog

Where God, Life, & Community Meet

Stigfinnaren i Älvsund

vägen inåt är vägen framåt

Wildlife in Deutschland

Naturfotografie von Jan Bürgel

MyYellowFeather

Your guide to style! 💛

European Wilderness Society

Our passion is Wilderness and its wildlife

The Divine Masculine

Striving for the balance between Anima and Animus

On Life and Wildlife

Thoughts on life, dreams, and the wild things I love

CBS Denver

Find Denver news, Colorado news, Colorado weather forecasts and sports reports including Denver Broncos at CBSDenver.com.

Busiga mor

My Home My Place My Life

emmzeebee.wordpress.com/

A self-confessed blogaholic since January 2017

THE OBSESSIVE WRITER

Because life is too overrated to ignore

Hugh's Views & News  

A man with dyslexia writing about this and that and everything else!

Discover

A daily selection of the best content published on WordPress, collected for you by humans who love to read.

Mrs S. London

She's Whiskey In A Teacup

Sizzles & Strings

Hostel-friendly recipes from an aspiring little chef. Fire Burn & Cauldron Bubble.

Over the Border

Man made borders not to limit himself, but to have something to cross. ~Anonymous

%d bloggers like this: