Horse Killed at Cheyenne Rodeo
Siehe auch: Die Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Übereinkommen über den internationalen Handel mit gefährdeten Arten freilebender Tiere und Pflanzen, kurz: CITES)
Alle reden von der Milch. Wir reden von der Kuh.
In a Democracy Now! exclusive interview, we speak with Andrew Stepanian, an animal rights activist who was jailed at a secretive prison known as a Communication Management Unit, or CMU. Stepanian is believed to be the first prisoner released from a CMU and will talk about his experience there for the first time. He was sentenced to three years along with six other activists for violating a controversial law known as the Animal Enterprise Protection Act. The ACLU has filed a lawsuit challenging the legality of CMUs. We also speak with Stepanian’s lawyer and a reporter covering the story.
Is it the "Mexican Flu", the "Swine Flu" or the "Human Flu"? May 4, 2009
What are the origins of the pandemic?
by Michel Chossudovsky
The WHO announced on May 1st that it will be dropping the designation of "swine flu". The flu will henceforth be designated A H1N1, to be known more broadly as "the Mexican Flu", intimating that the disease originated in Mexico through human to human transmission.
Swine influenza refers to "strains of influenza virus, that
usually infect pigs". The terminology, therefore, is important, because if the
pandemic is labelled "Mexican flu", the presumption is that Mexicans, namely
humans, are the source of the disease.
The term "Swine Flu', on the contrary, suggests that the pigs, at least initially, transmit the virus to humans, and, therefore, the issue of animal health must also be addressed.
The news reports have
largely focussed on the transmission from humans to humans. They have failed to
address the abysmal environmental and health conditions affecting the hog
population in factory farms, which are central to an understanding of two
a) the proliferation of the disease within the hog factory farms.
b) the process of transmission of the virus from pigs to humans.
Protestaktion von Mitgliedern der Tierrechtsorganisation Peta in Barcelona. Die Organisation hat weltweit rund zwei Millionen Mitglieder und kämpft gegen die Massentierhaltung und die Pelztierindustrie.
Auschwitz fängt da an, wo einer im Schlachthof steht und denkt, es sind ja nur Tiere. - Theodor W. Adorno, jüdischer Philosoph und Vegetarier
Solange es Schlachthöfe gibt, wird es auch Schlachtfelder
- Nikolajewitsch Leo Tolstoi, russischer Schriftsteller und Vegetarier
Israeli animal rights group leads relief effort for Gaza Zoo 6th February, 2009
An Israeli animal rights group is behind a relief effort to
assist animals in the Gaza Zoo.
The zoo came under attack during the offensive of December and January. A number of animals died while others were visibly distressed from the violence that unfolded.
The Israeli group 'Let the Animals Live' persuaded Ehud Barak, Israel's defense minister, to arrange entry for trucks carrying aid to the stricken zoo. ...