Petland Continues To Thrive On Puppy Mills And consumers are keeping them running. VIDEO! WARNING!

Puppy Mill Research Video 2017






Petland Continues To Thrive On Puppy Mills
And consumers are keeping them running.




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Many shoppers of The Pittsburgh Mills know the cute little pet store with puppies and other animals on display as you walk past the store front. This store, Petland, is not at all as innocent as you think. In fact, the chain has been caught on multiple occasions for mistreating their puppies to the point that veterinary assistance is useless.

It is no secret that the dogs on display in the stores are not being taken care of properly. However, many consumers do not know the extent of it. The first and most obvious problems are the health conditions that many of the dogs have.
The dogs pictured above are far too emaciated to be healthy. Although the brand uses the tag line, “The health and well-being of our pets comes first for all of us at Petland.” What a line of bullshit. There are hundreds of stories out on the internet from people claiming their newly purchased pet is living with a disease or illness, which came straight from Petland. The chain even goes as far as stating, “Petland is proud of its commitment to animal welfare and to the quality of its pets,” but does this look like they’re sticking to their commitment to you?

There is no doubt that the dogs being sold in these pet stores come straight from puppy mills. Every year, hundred of puppy mills get shut down because of the animal cruelty that goes on in them. Sadly, thousands of dogs suffer and die every year before these mills are even shut down. Stores like Petland purchase dogs from puppy mills for a small price compared to what they are charging consumers from their stores. Actually, customers who purchase dogs from Petland can pay up to six times more than the company paid for the dog. Although it may seem like your just buying a cute little puppy, what you are really doing is helping to keep these stores and puppy mills running. Not only will these businesses continue, thousands of more dogs will continue to suffer because of consumers’ uneducated purchases.

No body wants to see any dog have the life these dogs do. By purchasing even the smallest item from Petland you are helping to keep these puppy mills open. However, you shouldn’t just simply sit around and wait for the abuse to stop. By reporting animal abuse and bad living conditions to the police when you see it, it will help to take down the chain of stores and mills one by one. Although we have a long way to go by attacking one store at a time, each store that is no longer able to buy from puppy mills can stop hundreds of animals from the abuse, sicknesses, diseases, pain and terrible living conditions thousands of animals go through everyday.


1 Nov. is the last day when you can sign SAYING NO to animal experimentation and urge the EU to eliminate animal experiments!

The legislative triangle of the European Union
The legislative triangle of the European Union (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Dear all

In June 2012 an European Citizens’ Initiative “Stop vivisection has been launched having the main objective an European legislative framework aimed at phasing out animal experiments, considering clear ethical objections to animal experiments and solid scientific principles that invalidate the “animal model” for predicting human response. The European Citizens’ Initiative asks the European Commission to eliminate the animal experiments and replace them with alternative methods, non-animal techniques that frequently prove cheaper, quicker, more sensitive, and more adaptable and effective.

1 November is the last day when you can sign saying NO to animal experimentation and urge the European Union to eliminate the animal experiments. 1 million signatures of European citizens are necessary for taking part in legislative decision making process of the European Union.

Please, sign it: (English language) (German language)

FARMNEWS: Sustainable Livestock Production is Possible


Sustainable livestock production is possible by Staff Writers Cambridge UK (SPX) Oct 01, 2013

Shrubs and trees with edible leaves and shoots, along with pasture plants, produce more food for animals per unit area of land than pasture plants alone. Trees and shrubs have the added benefit of providing shade from hot sun and shelter from rain. It also reduces stress by enabling the animals to hide from perceived danger.

Consumers are increasingly demanding higher standards for how their meat is sourced, with animal welfare and the impact on the environment factoring in many purchases. Unfortunately, many widely-used livestock production methods are currently unsustainable.

However, new research out today from the University of Cambridge has identified what may be the future of sustainable livestock production: silvopastoral systems which include shrubs and trees with edible leaves or fruits as well as herbage.

Professor Donald Broom, from the University of Cambridge, who led the research said: “Consumers are now demanding more sustainable and ethically sourced food, including production without negative impacts on animal welfare, the environment and the livelihood of poor producers. Silvopastoral systems address all of these concerns with the added benefit of increased production in the long term.”

Current cattle production mostly occurs on cleared pastures with only herbaceous plants, such as grasses, grown as food for the cows. The effects on the local environment include the removal of trees and shrubs as well as the increased use of herbicides, all of which result in a dramatic decrease in biodiversity.

Additionally, there is also contamination of soil and waterways by agricultural chemicals as well as carbon costs because of vehicles and artificial fertiliser necessary to maintain the pasture.

The researchers advocate that using a diverse group of edible plants such as that in a silvopastural landscape promotes healthy soil with better water retention (and less runoff), encourages predators of harmful animals, minimizes greenhouse gas emissions, improves job satisfaction for farm workers, reduces injury and stress in animals, improves welfare and encourages biodiversity using native shrubs and trees.

Additionally, shrubs and trees with edible leaves and shoots, along with pasture plants, produce more food for animals per unit area of land than pasture plants alone. Trees and shrubs have the added benefit of providing shade from hot sun and shelter from rain. It also reduces stress by enabling the animals to hide from perceived danger.

“The planting as forage plants of both shrubs and trees whose leaves and small branches can be consumed by farmed animals can transform the prospects of obtaining sustainable animal production,” said Professor Broom.

“Such planting of ‘fodder trees’ has already been successful in several countries, including the plant Chamaecytisus palmensis which is now widely used for cattle feed in Australia.”

Another success has been in Colombia where a mixed planting of the shrub Leucaena with a common pasture grass resulted in a 27% increase in dry matter for food and 64% increase of protein production.

When ruminants, such as cows, goats and sheep, are consuming the plants from a silvopastoral system, researchers have seen an increase in growth and milk production. Milk production in the tropical silvopastoral system mentioned above was 4.13 kg per cow when compared with 3.5 kg per day on pasture-only systems. As the numbers of animals per hectare was much greater, production of good quality milk per hectare was four to five times greater on the silvopastoral system.

One of the additional benefits of using the silvopastoral system is that it increases biodiversity. Biodiversity is declining across the globe, and the main culprit is farming – 33% of the total land surface of the world is used for livestock production. If farmers were to switch to sustainable livestock production methods, such as the silvopastoral system, the result would be much greater biodiversity with no increase in land use.

Professor Broom added: “It is clear that silvopastoral systems increase biodiversity, improve animal welfare and provide good working conditions while enabling a profitable farming business. The next step is to get farmers to adopt this proven, sustainable model.”

The paper ‘Sustainable, efficient livestock production with high biodiversity and good welfare for animals’ will be published in the 25 September edition of Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

Hoarding of Animals



So far, five sick but living cats and four dead ones have been found, according to Wendy Marano, spokeswoman for the Philadelphia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. She told HuffPost Crime that there are surely more survivors and authorities have set humane traps to catch them.

The mounds of trash have prevented authorities from getting an exact count. Marano said there were plastic Tupperware bins “stacked 10 or 12 tall” being used as litter boxes. Trees and limbs were growing out of the gutters, and drywall had peeled off the structure.

“It was horrible,” she said. “Everything was covered in animal waste. The whole floor was covered … It’s hard to believe there were animals or human beings in there.”

She added that spiders, wild bats and rats had also infested the house. The search for surviving animals will be a several-day operation.

The owner, whose name has not been released, could face several charges related to animal cruelty. He is currently hospitalized with unspecified ailments.

“This is probably the worst we’ve ever seen,” Marano said.

The Department of Licenses and Inspections condemned the property and declared that the home must be repaired or demolished within 30 days. Otherwise, the city will tear it down, according to the Inquirer.
bats cats rats

bats cats rats

(h/t NBC New York)


For the HORSE to be considered as a pet! Pour que le cheval soit considéré comme animal de compagnie! Das Pferd soll als HAUSTIER betrachtet werden!

Animated sequence of a race horse galloping. P...
Animated sequence of a race horse galloping. Photos taken by Eadweard Muybridge (died 1904), first published in 1887 at Philadelphia (Animal Locomotion). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


For the horse to be considered as a pet!
The only way to quickly dismantle the filthy world traffic of the “horse meat” is to make the legal status it deserves in the passing of “farm animal” to “pet” in this animal. A member of the Essonne Mr Nicolas Dupont Aignan will soon submit a bill to change the status of the horse from the horse “annuity” to horse “company.” We need to show our massive support by signing this new petition!

Pour que le cheval soit considéré comme animal de compagnie! La seule et unique manière de démanteler rapidement l’immonde trafic mondial de la « viande de cheval » est de rendre légalement à cet animal le statut qu’il mérite en le faisant passer « d’animal de rente » à « animal domestique ». Un député de l’Essonne Mr Nicolas Dupont Aignan va prochainement déposer un projet de loi visant à modifier le statut du cheval le passant de cheval de “rente” à cheval de “compagnie”. Il nous faut lui apporter notre soutien en signant massivement cette nouvelle pétition !

Das Pferd soll als Haustier betrachtet werden!
Der einzige Weg, um schnell den schmutzigen Verkaufsweg “Pferdefleisch” zu demontieren, ist den rechtlichen Status zu schaffen, den es verdient, von “Nutztiere” auf “Haustiere”. Ein Mitglied der Essonne Nicolas Dupont Aignan wird bald einen Gesetzentwurf vorlegen, um den Status des Pferdes vom Pferd “Rente” verändern auf Pferd “als Begleiter.” Wir müssen unsere Unterstützung durch massive Unterzeichnung dieser neuen Petition zeigen!

Petition for Horses, against Cruelty


Liebe TierschutzKollegInnen,                                        

ich lege Euch heute meine Petition vor,
die ich für Pferde erstellt habe.
Bitte, signiert die Petition und gebt
sie weiter.
Ich habe mein ganzes Herz in diese
Petition gelegt, weil ich es nicht
aushalten will, was brutale Tierquäler
– theoretisch und praktisch – unseren
Pferden antun.
Die Täter warten nur darauf, dass wir
müde werden und aufgeben.
Das dürfen wir nicht!
LG Annamaria


Robert Cohen wrote:
A few weeks ago while working out on a stationary
bike at 3AM in my 24-hour gym, I noticed the
brightly colored tattoo on the upper left arm of
a young woman who was sweating profusely while
doing her own workout on an elliptical machine. I now regret not approaching her to ask the meaning
of that tattoo.

A few days ago, I received an email message from an
Australian frend which read:

“We had our 269life tattoos put upon ourselves
yesterday – they are all 269.”

I immediately recalled the gym memory of where
I first saw that same message.

I then went to the World Wide Web to search the
meaning of ‘269 Life’.

I crash landed at this website:

I was soon directed to this Israeli video:

Shocking demo in Israel: activists got branded by hot steel

Über 269

The burning of the calf’s number, chosen by the industry to be “269”, is for us an act of solidarity and immortalization. We hope to be able to raise awareness and empathy towards those, whose cries of terror and pain are only heard by steel bars …

Shocking demo in Israel: activists got branded by hot steel

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Veröffentlicht am 02.10.2012

On October 2nd 2012, world farm animals day, three animal rights activists in Israel got branded with a hot steel brand, in the same way farm animals are branded in factory farms.

Watch the official video:…
See more footage of this demo:

Now You can help Romanian Dogs! A Letter from Dr. Carmen Arsene shows You, how!

English: 1948 Constitution of Romania
English: 1948 Constitution of Romania (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Von: Carmen Arsene <>
An: my e-mail-address
Gesendet: 10:27 Donnerstag, 21.Februar 2013
Betreff: animal protection provisions in your national Constitution

Dear all 



The Constitution of Romania will be changed. A Commission of 23 members have been formed in this respect. I had already discussions with 2 members asking them in helping to introduce some provisions with regards at animal protection.

We need to sustain this point by having a background of examples.

I need in this respect examples from the rest of countries who have in their national Constitution these kind of provisions.




Therefore, please help us by looking in your Constitution and send me the exact text (your language and English, if possible) that it reffers at animals (mentioning the no. of the article where the texts are). I need it till Saturday evening if posible.


Some tips: probably your Constitution you can find on internet and, as probably is very large and you can not start reading, you can find by searching inside looking for the word “animal”.




Thank you.




All the best

Carmen Arsene


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

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.

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