Indonesia to ban masked monkey shows in capital

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By NINIEK KARMINI                                 October 27, 2013 8:15 PM
In this photo taken on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, a street monkey wears a baby doll mask as it performs in a slum in Jakarta, Indonesia. Security forces are fanning out across Jakarta conducting raids to rescue macaques used in popular street masked monkey performances in a move aimed at improving public order and preventing diseases carried by the monkeys. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
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                        JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s capital is getting rid of the monkey business.Security forces are conducting raids to rescue macaques used in masked monkey performances on Jakarta’s streets.The order came from Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo, better known as “Jokowi,” who wants all roadside monkey performances — known here as topeng monyet — gone by next year.

He said that besides improving public order and stopping animal abuse, the move is aimed at preventing diseases carried by the monkeys.

The city government will buy back all monkeys used as street buskers for about $90 and shelter them at a 1-hectare (2.5-acre) preserve at Jakarta’s Ragunan Zoo. The handlers and caretakers will be provided vocational training to help find new jobs.

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In this photo taken on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, a street …

In this photo taken on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, a street monkey wears a baby doll mask as it perform …

Animal rights groups have long campaigned for a ban on the shows, which often involve monkeys wearing plastic baby doll heads on their faces. They say the monkeys are hung from chains for long periods to train them to walk on their hind legs like humans. Their teeth are pulled so they can’t bite, and they are tortured to remain obedient. The monkeys are often outfitted in dresses and cowboy hats and forced to carry parasols or ride tiny bikes.

Femke den Haas of the Jakarta Animal Aid Network welcomed the decision, saying at least 22 monkeys have been rescued since the sweep began last week and quarantined for health issues. She estimated about 350 animals work as street performers in Jakarta, adding they are no longer able to live with other primates in zoos and cannot defend themselves in the wild.

In 2011, backed by the city administration, the group rescued 40 monkeys used in shows, which are often performed when traffic is backed up at Jakarta’s notoriously congested intersections. Many suffered illnesses, including tuberculosis and hepatitis.

Many of the macaques are trained at a slum area in eastern Jakarta, known locally as “monkey village.” A trained macaque can be sold for up to $135.

Sarinah, 37, who owns 13 monkeys used in the daily street shows, said the ban has hurt her livelihood. Seven of her macaques have been confiscated in recent raids.

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“Of course I’m disappointed … but I cannot do anything!” said Sarinah, a mother of three who uses a single name like many Indonesians.

She said she takes good care of the animals and loves them like her own children.

“They are the source of our life, how could we be cruel to them? No way,” she said, adding that she earns about $3 daily from each monkey rented out to handlers.

She said she will keep her remaining monkeys hidden while waiting for a new job.

The mayor of Bandung, the provincial capital of West Java, has announced plans to ban monkey shows there as well.


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

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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!

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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





Humane Program Working With Juvenile Detention Centre To Stop Animal Cruelty


 I am excited about this program!^Annamaria

Humane Program Working With Juvenile Detention Centre To Stop Animal Cruelty


The Humane Society of Huron Valley is reaching out to at-risk youth to educate them about the proper care of animals and hopefully stop the cycle of Animal Cruelty.

The Humane Society was able to start the program in October thanks to a $44,000 grant from the James A. and Faith Knight Foundation.

The Humane Society of Huron Valley investigates approximately 500 reports of Animal Cruelty each year.

“It is well documented that early Abusers of Animals often go on to engage in Violence and other Antisocial acts,” said Karen Patterson, director of Humane Education.

The Humane Society is hoping to help break the cycle of animal abuse by reaching out to at-risk youth.

Every Sunday Karen Patterson and Alex Ball go to the Washtenaw County Juvenile Detention Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They teach the kids there how to Care for Pets and give them an opportunity to interact with one of the Shelter Dogs.

The Program covers topics on Pet Safety, Animal Communication, Caring for Pets at Home, showing Respect and Compassion for Animals and Dog Cruelty.

The Humane Society hopes the program will benefit the troubled youth. “Our goals are to educate, and we want to rehabilitate too,” said Ball.

“We want to show we have Animals here that are always Compassionate. They Don’t Judge, They Don’t see Jumpsuits, and they Want to be loved.”

The kids at the centre love the program. “It’s a nice treat for them,” said Youth Counselor Kevin Lockhart.

The kids have been learning a lot from the program and have enjoyed having the Dogs around.

“It just gives you that warm, cuddly, comforting feeling that you can’t get from a human,” said 14-year-old Unique. “Dogs just have it, they just have that demeanor about them. It helps.”

Source: Life With Dogs

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82-Year-old Man sentenced to three Years in Prison after his Dog killed a Cat

82-year-old man sentenced to three years in prison after his dog killed a cat as he was taking it for a walk


Jailed: Hume Hamilton has been sentenced to three years in prison for animal cruelty

Jailed: Hume Hamilton has been sentenced to three years in prison for animal cruelty

By Hugo Gye

PUBLISHED: 06:26 GMT, 17 November 2012 | UPDATED: 06:49 GMT, 17 November 2012

Jailed: Hume Hamilton has been sentenced to three years in prison for animal cruelty

An elderly man has been sentenced to three years in prison for allowing his dog to kill another family’s pet cat.

Hume Hamilton, 82, was caught on surveillance camera taking his dog for a walk near his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in June.

He walked up a driveway to where a cat was apparently resting, and the dog was filmed suddenly attacking the cat.

Hamilton can be seen in the footage trying to separate the two animals by stepping on the cat, but he was unsuccessful.

He left the scene with his dog, and the cat later died of the injuries it had sustained in the assault.

The cat’s owner, Wayne Spath, told WSVN the pet was ‘part of our family’, adding: ‘My daughter found that cat as a kitten, had it for 12 years.’

Hamilton was arrested over the animal’s death in July and held without bond because of his involvement in an unrelated case of aggravated battery.

He was found guilty of animal cruelty and trespassing last month, and on Thursday he was sentenced to three years in prison for the crime.

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14 Horses Suffering from Neglect…

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OELWEIN — Search warrants served this week revealed that 14 horses were suffering from neglect at two properties owned by a 62-year-old Oelwein magistrate, authorities said.

Fayette County Sheriff Martin Fisher said deputies served two search warrants Wednesday at 8586 and 9289 N Ave. in Oelwein, after the state Division of Criminal Investigation received an anonymous call reporting possible animal neglect.

A news release said deputies entered the properties, owned by Larry F. Woods, with the assistance of a local veterinarian to check the welfare of the horses. Between the two sites they determined that 11 adult horses and three foals were suffering from various levels of neglect, Fisher said.

Eight of the animals were taken off-site for treatment, the release said, while the other six are receiving veterinary care at the farms.

Deputies said they also discovered the remains of two horses that had not been disposed of properly. One of those bodies was found in a barn that was also housing live horses, Fisher said.

Woods is being charged with two counts of animal neglect and two counts of duty to dispose of deceased animal bodies, all simple misdemeanors. A court date had not yet been set Thursday.



Zwischen Streichelzoo und Schlachthof – Ein neues Buch von Hanna Rheinz

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Rheinz, Hanna:

Zwischen Streichelzoo und Schlachthof

Über das ambivalente Verhaeltnis zwischen Mensch und Tier

Mensch und Tier – eine Beziehung voller Widersprueche!

Wir lieben und verhaetscheln unsere Heimtiere und lassen “Nutztiere” in Fleischfabriken wie gefühllose Automaten vegetieren.

Hanna Rheinz beleuchtet die ganze Bandbreite dieser überraschend tiefgruendigen Beziehung und zeigt mit der noetigen Prise Humor, wie das Tier in all seinen Facetten zum Spiegelbild des Menschen wird.

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