Over 800 world scientists agree: GM crops are nothing short of a bio-war on our food


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You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to understand why genetically modified foods are dangerous, but if you look closely, you may just find the name of one listed among the names of more than 800 scientists from around the globe who have joined forces in an open letter to all world governments, outlining their detailed concerns over the alarming potential threat of biotech’s unauthorized, worldwide GM foods experiment.

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Sources for this article include:
http://www.i-sis.org.uk/list.php
http://www.the-scientist.com
http://www.grain.org
http://www.naturalnews.com/037289_Monsanto_corporations_ethics.html

Speaking from “Horse-Meat” – let´s talk about TRANSPORT of HORSES TO SLAUGHTER-HOUSES in EUROPE


Cover of "Slaughterhouse: The Shocking St...
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an american major slaughterhouse (a so called ...
an american major slaughterhouse (a so called packinghouse), around 1903 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

http://youtu.be/ZPz-4-VdF1s  WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING

I often quoted Gail Eisnitz` book: SLAUGHTERHOUSE in my own book (www.schweingehabt.wordpress.com/) Once she named Slaughterhouses the

DARKEST PLACES OF UNIVERSUM.

And I add: Transport of horses (cattles, pigs and all the other animals) to Slaughterhouses – a Tour to the Darkest Places of Universum – watch Video! And, by the way, Gail becomes a friend!

Inspectors of armed forces control meat handli...
Inspectors of armed forces control meat handling in the slaughterhouse of “Produktion” in Hamburg-Hamm, Wendenstraße. Militärinspektoren kontrollieren die Fleischverarbeitung im Schlachthof der Genossenschaft „Produktion“, Wendenstraße in Hamburg-Hamm. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

DARK DAY for IRELAND: LIVE EXPORTS of CATTLE to LYBIA


http://action.ciwf.org.uk/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=119&ea.campaign.id=18854&utm_campaign=transport&utm_source=actionemail&utm_medium=email&ea.url.id=127201&ea.campaigner.email=UT7G1F0IHMgobMkfo0%2FH%2BCXWQF2DtY5M2t8RM2eLScw=&ea_broadcast_target_id=0

Live Exports: A dark day for Ireland

Close up of bulls being loaded onto a ship in Ireland

A new front is opening up in the war on live exports. Ireland is due to re-start a trade in live cattle with Libya. The re-emergence of this trade after 10 years would be a disaster for animal welfare and the reputation of Irish farming.

Ireland to Libya – suffering piled on suffering

The journey by boat from Ireland to Libya could take 10 days – not including the journey to Waterford port and the onward journey in Libya. Animals suffer terribly during long journeys. But for these animals the end of the journey will bring no relief. Slaughter conditions in much of North Africa are frequently inhumane, with completely unacceptable practices being commonplace.

Demand the Irish Government takes action

The Irish Government has given its full support to the resumption of the live export trade with the Agriculture Minister, Mr Coveney, describing it as “progress”.

At the same time, Ireland is currently President of the Council of the European Union and, as part of this role, they hold the Presidency of the EU Agriculture Council.

Allowing this trade to go ahead – in the face of the extreme suffering it will cause and strong public opinion – clearly shows it would be unacceptable for the Irish Minister to act as President of the EU Agriculture Council when animal welfare is on the agenda.

Inhumane journey by road and sea

Long journeys are stressful for animals and can include:

  • deprivation of food and water
  • lack of rest
  • poor handling by humans
  • overcrowding
  • insufficient headroom
  • stress caused by noise and vibration

Cruel slaughter

Previous Compassion investigations into slaughter conditions in North Africa/Middle East have found:

  • animals being roughly – even brutally – handled
  • animals dragged into the place of slaughter
  • cruel methods of handling e.g. the leg tendons of cattle being severed with a knife to control them

Man´s Best Friend as Livestock to set Food Safety Standards for S.Korean …


 
SICK – S. Korea seeking to classify Dog as Livestock
 

THE Seoul city government is seeking to classify man’s best friend as livestock in order to set food safety standards for South Korean lovers of dogmeat.

Somewhere between two and four million dogs are estimated to be consumed in South Korea every year, but the slaughtering and processing is carried out in dirty environments and poses a risks to diners’ health.

Since dogs are not currently classed as livestock there are no hygiene regulations on their slaughter, officials said.

“Dogs are consumed in their millions in this country every year. That’s a fact. We have to take care of this situation,” said Lee Hae-Woo, head of the city government‘s department of food safety.

“We plan to recommend to the central government that dogs are classified as livestock,” he said.

“This is like a hot potato, but we don’t pretend the issue does not exist.”
More like a hot dog.
South Korea’s capital has always been ambivalent about dogmeat. To avoid adverse publicity before the 1988 Olympics, the city banned dogmeat and snakemeat as “abhorrent food”.

The order is now largely ignored and an estimated 500 dogmeat restaurants operate in Seoul alone.

The reclassification proposal sparked angry reactions from animal activists, who staged street protests and launched online signature campaigns.

“No other country in the world but South Korea gives a legal green light to dogmeat consumption,” the Korea Association for Animal Protection said in a statement.

“South Korea’s motto is globalisation but it seeks to go back to the Stone Age as far as dogmeat consumption is concerned.”


Dog-Eating


Dog Looking at and Listening to a Phonograph, ...
Dog Looking at and Listening to a Phonograph, “His Master’s Voice”, The Original RCA Music Puppy Dog Logo Symbol for Advertising (Photo credit: Beverly & Pack)

 

Korea eats 2,000,000 dogs a year, newpaper
 

Korea eats 2,000,000 dogs a year generating $1.5 billion US dollars.

Koreans eat dogs all year long whereas its neighbour China eats dogs only in winter time. Asians believe dog meat can make a person immune to cold weather and increase sexual prowess. Korea is colder than all its neighbour and maybe that is why koreans like to eat dog meat.

Captured stray dogs can no longer satisfy the demand,so a new breed of dog is developed specifically for human consumption. The new breed is a large size dog similar to mastiff.

 

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Inside China’s Bamboo Rat Farms


 

Mong La, Shan State, Myanmar Illicit Endangere...
Mong La, Shan State, Myanmar Illicit Endangered Wildlife Restaurants Bamboo Rat (Photo credit: Soggydan)
Inside China‘s Bamboo Rat farms
By Matt Blake
PUBLISHED: 11:03 EST, 19 December 2012 | UPDATED: 14:31 EST, 19 December 2012
When Shi Beidan spotted a rat the size of a small dog scuttling across her kitchen floor, the last thing she wanted to do was call in the exterminators.
Instead she caught the rodent, gave it a lunch of bamboo and put it in a box to breed more.
She now has more than 2,000 giant bamboo rats at her home in Congjiang, in southwest China’s Guizhou Province, all of which she is fattening up to sell at market.

 

Fat rat: Shi  Beidan holds up one of her specimens to the camera. She has spent months fattening it up by feeding it bamboo
Fat rat: Shi Beidan holds up one of her specimens to the camera. She has spent months fattening it up by feeding it bamboo
They are a popular delicacy in some parts of china and are eaten in a variety of dishes, but the biggest ones can also be skinned and turned into fur coats.
It is a scheme that is sweeping across the region, with cash-strapped farmers turning to breeding the rats as a new source of income. And it is becoming big business.
Tasty dish: They are a popular delicacy in some parts of china and are eaten in a variety of dishes, but the biggest ones can also be skinned and turned into fur coats
 
Rodent family: She now has more than 2,000 giant bamboo rats at her home in Congjiang, in southwest China's Guizhou Province, all of which she is fattening up to sell at market
 
Just a baby... for now: Bamboo rats are a species of rodent that are found in the eastern half of Asia and can grow up to 50 centimetres in length and four kilograms in weight
Just a baby… for now:
Big business: It is a scheme that is sweeping across the region, with cash-strapped farmers turning to breeding the rats as a new source of income
Big business: Cash-strapped farmers are breeding the rats as a new source of income. A pair of well-kept breed bamboo rats can sell for between 600 and 900 Chinese yuan (£60 and £90)
Congjiang county already has 18 bamboo rat farms, and it is planning to expand that number to 20 in 2013.
 
Bamboo rats are a species of rodent that are found in the eastern half of Asia and can grow up to 50 centimetres in length and four kilograms in weight.
A pair of well-kept breed bamboo rats can sell for between 600 and 900 Chinese yuan (£60 and £90).
They reproduce rapidly with three to four litters of two to five offspring a year.
Rat meat costs over four times more than chicken or pork and twice that of beef in China. Eating rat is even said to prevent baldness and is considered a winter dish.

SHAME! SHAME! Video Shows: Horses Stunned Before Each Others´ Eyes in UK Slaugherhouse!


A butcher shop specializing in horse meat in P...
A butcher shop specializing in horse meat in Pezenas (languedoc, France) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Horses Stunned Before Each Others’ Eyes in UK Slaughterhouse

 

Horses Stunned Before Each Others’ Eyes in UK Slaughterhouse

 

It is terrible enough that horse meat has been found in burgers in the UK. Two slaughterhouse workers were recently fired from the Red Lion Abattoir near Nantwich, Cheshire, after animal welfare advocates from Hillside Animal Sanctuary released an undercover video showing extreme cruelty to horses.

The video footage is sickening, showing horses being illegally stunned in groups of up to three. Under the U.K.’s Welfare of Animals (Slaughter or Killing) Regulations 1995, horses can only be in the stunning pen individually, as the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says in the Daily Mail. As Roly Owers, CEO of World Horse Welfare, says:

Horses are intelligent animals. When they see an animal stunned in front of them you can only imagine the distress that animal is going through. There are, without doubt, welfare issues here and it is plain illegal.

With that in mind, it’s even harder to think about the suffering of the horses at the Red Lion Abattoir. The video also shows them being beaten with metal rods. One horse who was stunned seems to come to consciousness while hanging upside down and just before having its throat cut.

In a statement, the Red Lion Abattoir claims that “three full time Food Standards Officers comprising of an official veterinarian and full-time meat hygiene inspectors throughout production” are “in attendance” and that the incidents were’”not the norm, but of an isolated nature.” To justify breaking the rule of only having one animal at a time in the stunning area, the abattoir says that it is “difficult” to separate horses and ponies who had “spent years together as companions.”

The RSPCA says it has asked to see Hillside’s unedited footage “with a view to investigating.” This is certainly necessary but the larger issue remains that, despite the existence of laws regulating the slaughtering of animals in abattoirs, such abuse has still occurred.

It is impossible to read these stories of horse meat in hamburgers and of horses cruelly killed and not feel outraged. But, as Jay Rayner writes in the Guardian, if you’re someone whose economic circumstances dictate that you must buy food that is cheaper –one such economically priced “value range” burger from the British company Tesco was found to contain 29 percent horse meat — then you are likely to read these stories with a “deadened sense of despair” as such “non-quality” has become the norm on your dinner table because that was all you could afford.

The discovery of horse meat in hamburgers and the abuses at the Red Lion Abattoir make it all too clear that the system of safeguards, rules and regulations is flawed. Outside and independent monitoring of abattoirs and facilities processing of our food are just plain good horse sense.

Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/horses-stunned-before-each-others-eyes-in-uk-slaughterhouse.html#ixzz2ItQNeBB1

China: Crash saved Life of Cats transported for Food …


English: Xu - a common Chinese surname.
English: Xu – a common Chinese surname. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
walking street in changsha
walking street in changsha (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I posted Jan. 18 : Don´t close Your eyes … about Cats as Food in China … aha!

Slaughter After Rescued From Truck Crash

January 19, 2013

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RT News, January, 17, 2013

 

Cats being cared for after truck crash

Up to 600 plump white cats escaped death when the truck carrying them to be slaughtered crashed and they were rescued by animal rights activists in central China.

Volunteers hauled the cats from the overturned lorry in the central city of Changsha. Around one hundred felines, however, died in the accident while others escaped, says Xu Chenxin of the Changsha Small Animal Protection Association.

The cats, most of them plump and white, were heading to restaurants in the southern Guandong province, the China Daily reported.

“It was easy to tell they were meant to be eaten, from looking at the crates you could tell their owners didn’t care if they were alive or dead. When I arrived, the truck was piled high with more than 50 crates. The cats had travelled for days, without water or food, and the smell was dreadful” Xu told AFP on Monday.

The volunteer group which recued the felines negotiated with one of the trucks drivers to buy the animals for 10,000 yuan ($1,600) and they were now awaiting adoption.

“We’ve already had inquiries from families across Changsha,” said Xu.

Activists often come to the rescue of animals in China. In one of the biggest occasions they bought around 500 dogs intended for the dining table from a convoy of trucks on a highway in Beijing in 2011.

China does not have laws to protect non-endangered animals such as cats and dogs. Although cats are not commonly served up as dinner in Chinese restaurants, some establishments, especially in the south, will put cat on the menu.

AFP Photo/China Out