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The Border Collie and His Pot-Bellied Piglets

The                                                           Border Collie                                                           and His                                                           Vietnamese                                                           Pot-Bellied                                                           Piglets
In 1997, four piglets were dropped off at the Blue Cross Animal Hospital in the U.K., after being rejected by their mother. The official greeter for the veterinary hospital, a border collie named Mac, saw the piglets and immediately began to lick and cuddle the bunch.

Britain Defends Shooting Pigs for Army Medic Training

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English: Painting of the Trial of Bill Burns, the first prosecution under the 1822 Martin’s Act for cruelty to animals, after he was found beating his donkey. It is the first known prosecution for animal cruelty in the world. The prosecution was brought by Richard Martin, MP for Galway, also known as Humanity Dick, and the case became memorable because he brought the donkey into court. The painting was made at the time of the trial. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Britain defends shooting pigs for army medic training

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Created 18/11/2012 – 20:33

Britain’s Ministry of Defence on Sunday defended its practice of shooting pigs and giving the wounded animals to military surgeons to practice treating common battlefield injuries.

Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals spokesperson Klare Kennett said the training exercises, which take place twice a year in Denmark, were „abhorrent and shocking“.

„Pigs are intelligent animals and most people would be appalled by this, especially as there is an alternative available which does not involve harming any animals,“ she said.

The ministry said the training gave surgeons „invaluable experience“ and „helped save lives on operations“.

The animals are heavily anaesthetised before being shot at close range „to damage organs but not kill the animals“, and are then operated on before being killed humanely, the ministry said.

„This training provides invaluable experience, exposing our surgical teams to the specific challenges posed by the injuries of modern armed conflict,“ a spokesperson said.

„This training has helped save lives on operations and by participating in the Danish exercises we minimise the overall number of animals used.“

Animal rights campaigners argue that life-like human simulator devices are more effective for medical training than live animals.

But the courses, which were suspended in 1998, were reinstated after a government-commissioned study found that „no equally effective alternative“ existed.


Suffering Pigs – a Video You´ll be shocked!

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I searched for my book Schwein gehabt? for about 3 years. I saw so many terrible videos and photographs. But this one is so brutal, showing real torture for pigs, living creatures. „Humans“ beat them, treat them like trash, please, let us work together for these creatures: they are animals like our pets, too. They feel, they think, they even have metakognition, they could play video-games, they help people, they are actors in films, unbelievable nice & curious creatures.

And now, please, watch that Video:

 That photograph above I chose because I want to show You how pigs would experience our treating them!

Farmer Feeds GMO Corn to his Pigs & ….

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No need for condoms –

GE corn can do the job Farmer feeds GMO corn to his pigs: they all become sterile. Video: Feature story – January 12, 2009

New research from Austria shows that a commercial strain of Monsanto-made GE corn causes mice to have fewer and weaker babies. What is this doing to human fertility? Regulators around the world said Monsanto’s GE corn was as safe as non-GE strains.

It has been approved in many countries and regions including the US, the EU, Argentina, Japan, Philippines and South Africa. China approved the GE corn for animal feed back in 2005. Until this research, under the Austrian Ministries for Agriculture and Health, none of the regulators had seriously questioned the safety of Monsanto’s GE corn. The biotech industry is playing a game of genetic roulette with our food and with our health. The GE corn research Austrian scientists fed mice over a course of 20 weeks a mixture of 33 percent Monsanto GE corn (NK 603 x MON 810) and non-GE corn. These mice gave birth to less babies and lighter babies in their third and fourth litters. Mice fed on non-GE corn had babies as normal.

These differences are statistically significant. India and GE food The GEAC(Genetic Engineering Approval Committee), a government body, has approved large scale field trials for BT corn in three agricultural universities in India. This corn is the same corn that according to a study by the Austrian government leads to infertility in the females of the rats that it was tested upon. In the light of this latest research, Greenpeace India is urging the government to put the brakes on GE food. „Genetic Engineering as a technology cannot be taken as safe without adequate safety tests“ said Dr. Sujatha Byravan, Molecular biologist and former President of The Council for Responsible Genetics. GE Brinjal is also in the pipeline, and being considered for approval. Monsanto’s GE corn hurts mouse reproduction. So what is it doing to human reproduction? Considering the severity of the potential threat, Greenpeace is demanding a recall of genetically-engineered food and crops from the global market. Jerry Rosman, a pig farmer in Iowa, was cultivating GMO corn,(Roundup Ready and BT) and fed this corn to his pigs. Result: his sows became infertile, and then after one year he went bankrupt (Video)

Please read the book Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation



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Now, two years later, a court case is coming up in October 2011. However, the authorities did not charge any pig farmers for cruelty to animals. Instead accused are two investigators, who publicly admitted having filmed some of the material. Karry Hedberg and Saila Kivelä explained in 2009 why they felt it was necessary to get footage from Finnish pig factories. They said they felt it was the only way to get truthful video material of the every day life on pig farms.  Video & Photographs there!

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Helsinki: Animal Rights Activists Carry Dead Pigs to Protest print | close window

Animal rights activists carry dead pigs in downtown Helsinki protest

Central Union of Agricultural Producers disapproved of the demonstration

Animal rights activists carry dead pigs in downtown Helsinki protest
The Oikeutta Eläimille (”Justice for Animals”) organisation staged a protest on Wednesday afternoon, displaying carcasses of piglets at The Three Smiths’ statue in downtown Helsinki.
      ”These piglets less than four weeks of age weigh a couple of kilos. They were dumped by a pig farm after they had died”, reported Anne Nieminen, the information officer of the organisation.
      ”We planned to hold a protest before Christmas, as we wanted to remind people of the fact that behind every ham on the table there is a pig that has been suffering in a piggery and died as a result of that”, she said.
The Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK) characterised the stunt as an insult to both the producers and consumers of pigs.
      The Finnish Food Safety Authority EVIRA also delpored the incident on health grounds.
Five owners of pig farms have expressed their dissatisfaction with the ruling by the Salo District Court last week, according to which a group of animal activists who had shot videotape showing poor conditions at a pig farm was acquitted of all charges of aggravated defamation.
      The prosecutor has also expressed discontent with the decision.
      The main defendant was given a 20-day suspended sentence for disturbing the public peace, but all other charges were rejected.
      The court also rejected the pig farmers’ demands for more than EUR 150,000 in monetary restitution.

Broken Promises

Our sow stall campaign is having an effect on Manitoba’s pig industry. In a recent letter to the editor of the Winnipeg Free Press, Karl Kynoch, Chairman of Manitoba Pork, attempted to falsely reassure the public by claiming all Manitoba Pork producers follow the recommended codes for the care and handling of pigs (in fact, the code specifically allows sow stalls and painful practices without pain relief), and are active participants in an „Animal Care Assessment Program“ (the program is completely voluntary). In an attempt to further confuse the public he stated that 95% of pigs in Manitoba are raised in groups. We quickly submitted a rebuttal to the paper but it was unfortunately not printed. We share it with you below. 318,000 sows are forced to exist in sow stalls in Manitoba. Please help us keep the focus on their plight and get them out of these small, cruel and unnecessary stalls once and for all. Thank you for standing with us in defending Canada’s farm animals. Twyla Francois Dear Editor, Re Adhering to code printed on October 21, Karl Kynoch again churns out the misleading rhetoric of Manitoba’s industrial pig producers following the recommended code of practice for the care and handling of pigs. What he fails to mention is that the code condones the use of sow stalls – tiny, barren metal and concrete crates, and allows for invasive, painful surgeries like castration without pain relief. Further, there are no third-party inspection or enforcement programs in place. In fact, our inspectors have conducted numerous investigations of Manitoba’s industrial pig barns and have uncovered disturbing patterns of neglect and cruelty. The cruelty can be divided into two categories – market weight pigs and breeding pigs. Breeding pigs are confined for life. So tightly they can’t turn around. In an attempt to minimize our argument that sow stalls are cruel, Mr. Kynoch states that “over 95 per cent of pigs raised in Manitoba are housed in groups for their entire life”. The 95 per cent he is referring to are market-weight pigs. It’s a clever re-framing of the argument but it too fails to describe the true picture of a market-weight pig’s life. While market-weight pigs are housed in groups, pens are overcrowded and living conditions are barren and filthy. The campaign Canadians for Ethical Treatment of Food Animals, the Canadian Coalition for Farm Animals and the Winnipeg Humane Society are focused on refers to the latter – sows – the mother pigs intensively confined to barren, concrete and metal crates measuring 2′ x 7′ that are often so restrictive even changing positions is difficult for the sow. Rather than wasting time attempting to divert attention from the issue of confining sow stalls, Manitoba Pork should follow the example of many countries and U.S. states and map out how it intends to help producers make the switch from sow crates to group housing. TWYLA FRANCOIS Canadians for Ethical Treatment of Food Animals