FEDERAL WAY, Wash. — Federal Way Police are asking for the public’s help to find a stolen RV filled with show dogs. The 22-foot Winnebago with License #AKD5438 and pens in the back was taken from the Sportsman’s Warehouse at about 8:15 p.m. Friday and last seen headed toward Hwy 18. Inside, there were 11 dogs in…
And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Source: Antoine de Saint-Exupery Quote
THIS PICTURE IS SO OUT OF HELL I DO NOT WANT TO PUBLISH HERE
October 26, 2014
Camel Abuse In China Grows Among Beggars
In China, beggars have resorted to camel abuse, mutilating camels, as part of gaining sympathy from the public and increasing money donations. BBC News reports that the pictures of camel abuse have caused much debate about the laws in place to regulate such barbaric practices. Although the goal is to trigger sympathy, beggars have brought severe criticism from animal rights advocates and local police. Although wild camels are protected in China, domestic camels are not protected, and this results in law enforcement merely forcing beggars to move or leave an area.
The Bactrian camel in China has evolved to adapt with its giant fat mounds — camel humps. According to Smithsonian Magazine, Bactrian camels also have better eye protection to protect them from heat, UV rays and dust. They also resist respiratory diseases, which is why they are great desert animals. In China, Bactrian camels are mostly found in the Taklimakan Desert.
Activist, John Hare, tells BBC News, “If the public does not want any confrontation with the beggars, they should inform the authorities. But unfortunately as the pictures show, people tend to walk by, say nothing and do nothing.”
His charity, Wild Camel Protection Foundation, circulates the images of such animal abuse with the hopes of raising funds to protect the camels from further abuse in these countries.
The most recent scandal has begun to trend, after pictures of two beggars and a mutilated camel surfaced in social media. Located in Fuzhou in Southeast China, the Daily Mail adds that the two men insist they saved the camel after being run over by a train. Local police deny the story, and have called the camel abuse a scam, noting that it is more likely the men cut the hooves off themselves to continue their begging routines in the city. Even though the wounds were healed, it seems suspicious that beggars would take on the challenge of caring for such a large animal.
The Inquisitr previously reported on England’s circus owner, Bobby Roberts, and his criminal conviction for animal abuse against Anne, his circus elephant. Animal abuse, from camels in China to elephants in circuses, have resulted in a variety of animal rights actions and movements throughout the world.
There are several resources to bring help to abused animals in China, including petitions online exceeding 15,000 signatures. Legislation seems to be the main platform from where change happens in China. Since domestic camels are not protected by the law, they have become an easy target for the homeless and beggars since this past spring.
(Photo courtesy of EuroPics/DailyMail) AND WEIBO = ORIGIN!
The pet food industry has denied the rumors for years. Yet the reports just keep coming. They claim a number of companies continue to use euthanized pets to make dog food.
Sound impossible? Watch this short video and decide for yourself.
Portrait of a Shameless Industry
Unfortunately, there’s no date attached to this video. However, our research found Hersch Pendell was president of the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) in 1998.
So, we must assume that year to be the approximate time of this interview.
In any case, the actual words spoken by the president of the pet food regulatory association are especially chilling.
And we’re still unable to locate any current regulation forbidding the use of euthanized pets in commercial dog food.
How to Avoid Products with the Highest Risk
of Containing Euthanized Pets
To avoid choosing a dog food that might contain dead cats and dogs, there’s only one way to minimize the risk…
Never buy any product made with an anonymous animal ingredient
By anonymous, we’re referring to meat-based ingredients that do not specify the source animal. They use vague terms like “meat meal” rather than more specific words like “chicken meal” to describe their components.
According to the pet food industry, meat can come from virtually any mammal1.
So, generic meat meal can be legally made from road kill, dead, diseased or dying farm animals — even euthanized cats and dogs.:::
Official Publication, American Association of Feed Control Officials, 2008 Edition, Section 9.3, p. 259
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