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El Gobierno de Australia ha autorizado una campaña de caza sobre 10.000 caballos salvajes con argumentaciones tendenciosas y falsas, como “evitar sufrimiento a los animales”.

Ya hace años que desde FFW luchamos contra estos planes que el gobierno australiano suele implementar en defensa de los ganaderos de la zona. Una de las acciones que FFW llevó a cabo fue la creación del Santuario Bonrook donde, en 50.000 hectáreas de territorio salvaje, conviven más de 1.000 caballos en libertad además de numerosas especies de fauna autóctona.

Ellos están a salvo de las campañas de caza. Pero no así los caballos salvajes que habitan otras zonas de este país. Por eso es necesario dejar claro al Parlamento nuestra oposición a estas matanzas injustificadas y crueles.

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Please sign and share this petition if you are against this http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Horses_eviscerated_alive_for_fun/?fQLnCab&pv=2
he pain and suffering inflicted on the horses is immense. The fact that this is a “public event” witnessed by all, including children is very harmful to all. This EVENT TEACHES THAT VIOLENCE AND CRUELTY IS FUN. They call it a feast. In the state of Yucatan, Mexico there is a “rodeo” type event called “Torneo de Lazo” where bulls ram horses and eviscerate them. THIS CAUSES A VERY HIGH LEVEL OF PAIN TO THE HORSES. These horses usually collapse and while still alive continue to get trampled by bulls and other horses during the length of this violent and cruel event where horsemen try to lasso the running, charging bulls (the bulls are specifically bred and trained to ram horses).
Although it is against the law, this is only in name. Mexico’s federal government as well as the local authorities do nothing to stop this. This event takes place state wide all year round.
Please demand the Mexican government to put and end to this barbaric event.

Video At British Abattoir: Barbaric Inhumane Horse Slaughter


Barbaric Inhumane Horse Slaughter Video At British Abattoir


Just when I have thought I saw it all something else turns up horrific and barbaric. Horse slaughter is inhumane and should be against the law. The video I saw yesterday about horses being slaughtered at Red Lion Abattoir, in Cheshire.

How they are treating these horses destined for death is appalling and despicable. My heart stopped as I was watching the video.

Now if we stop and think about how the horses were treated inhumanely while being slaughtered at the Red Lion Abattoir, in Cheshire just think about what is happening to our horses here in the United Sates that are being shipped to Canada and Mexico.

I cannot imagine Mexico having any standard or regulations on horse slaughter. Our horses and wild horses are abused and tortured the second they enter the slaughter pipeline.

My heart breaks for these precious horses and what they endure before they die. They definitely are treated horrendous and cruel.

Revulsion over footage from British horse plant


The British Horse Society expressed its shock and revulsion at what it called sickening footage.

“The covert video released by Sky News includes scenes of a grey horse being beaten and groups of animals being stunned simultaneously, something that is completely illegal in Britain. Even more distressingly the film shows a horse apparently returning to consciousness (following stunning) whilst hanging upside down prior to be being bled out,” it said.

Chief executive Lynn Peterson said: “There are absolutely no excuses for what we have seen in this film.

“The treatment of these horses was barbaric, inhumane and frankly a downright disgrace in 21st century Britain. I know that every member of the British Horse Society will be as upset by this as I am and we must do everything we can to ensure this never happens again.

“We must praise the swift action of the Food Standards Agency in revoking the licenses of the slaughtermen involved but this cannot be the end of the matter. It is clear tighter regulation of abattoirs is required and we would support the compulsory installation of CCTV in all such premises.”


185 Reasons to Stop Horse Slaughter HSUS explain:

Slaughtering a sheep with a cavalry sword. Men...

Slaughtering a sheep with a cavalry sword. Men of Dragoner-Regiment Königin Olga (1. Württembergisches) Nr.25 (Photo credit: drakegoodman)

185 Reasons to Stop Horse Slaughter

Many of the horses at the Duchess Sanctuary in Oregon were saved from the incredible cruelty of slaughter

The Humane Society of the United States / The Fund for Animals

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  • Felina, shown in July 2011, is one of the horses who escaped the fate of slaughter. Jennifer Kunz/The HSUS

by Jennifer Kunz

Many of the 185 horses at Duchess Sanctuary were saved from the incredible cruelty of slaughter. A herd of 89 former PMU mares were 15 minutes from being loaded onto a truck heading to a sale in Iowa, where the majority of them would have been purchased by meat buyers, when they were rescued.

Today those mares and some of their offspring live at Duchess. Horses like Felina, Maddie or the many others who are so admired by fans on our Facebook page every single day.

Abandoned horses like Waldo, from northern Oregon, sold at auction by the Department of Agriculture for $5, live here too. As do mustangs, owner surrendered horses, and horses in need brought in from other rescues. These horses have a wonderful life here now, but it could have been much different had they been inextricably caught in the slaughter pipeline.

The slaughter journey: a grim fate

The typical slaughter journey starts when an owner sends their horse to auction, or sells their horse (knowingly or not) to a meat buyer. Buyers gather horses from private owners and auctions and collect them in feedlots, where they will often be subject to more inhumane treatment before being loaded on a truck headed to the slaughter plant. Legally the horses can be hauled for more than 24 hours without a break for food or water. All sizes and sexes of horses mixed together, causing atrocious injury and even death in the trailer. We’ve documented plenty of photo and video evidence of these injuries and deaths.

“Our horses, our trusted companions and friends, deserve better than the slaughter house…”

Once at the slaughter plant, horses are run up a chute into a kill box where they are shot with a penetrating bolt gun to render them unconscious prior to being hoisted by a hind leg and having their throats slit. Sometimes the bolt gun fails, and the horse is not unconscious. Sometimes it takes multiple shots, or a rifle is brought in to shoot the horse with a bullet. All of this inside a loud, blood-spattered metal box with other horses waiting in line and screaming in terror.

Exporting the problem to Canada, Mexico

This process is not humane, it can never be made humane, and it needs to stop. Right now (because we’ve helped shut down horse slaughter plants in the U.S.), American horses are shipped across the borders into Canada and Mexico for slaughter in the tens of thousands each year. But that may be about to change.

Late last year, Congress passed a bill that reverses six years of U.S. policy against subsidizing foreign-owned horse slaughter plants, and it paves the way for the resumption of equine slaughter here in the United States.

Working towards humane solutions

There’s no single fix to the problem of homeless or neglected horses, just like there is no single fix to the pet overpopulation problem. These challenges can be solved only with a blend of wise policy solutions, rescue and sanctuary work, and a large dose of personal responsibility.

But the fact is that our horses, our trusted companions and friends, deserve better than the slaughter house. They deserve a truly humane end to their lives when the time is right.

Take action now

On behalf of the 185 horses here at Duchess, please learn about the issue of horse slaughter if you haven’t done so already. Then share the information with your friends and family. Read about responsible horse ownership, consider donating to Duchess Sanctuary or your local GFAS-Accredited Horse Rescue facility, and, most importantly, take action.

Tell Congress to pass the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (S. 1176/H.R. 2966) that will prohibit horse slaughter from returning to the U.S. and end the export of American horses for slaughter.

Jennifer Kunz is the ranch manager of Duchess Sanctuary, a 1,120-acre facility south of Eugene, Ore., that was established in 2008 as an oasis for formerly abused, abandoned, neglected and homeless horses.

The Great Mexican Maize Massacre


The Great Mexican Maize Massacre

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Gene Giants Prepare the Genetic Wipe-out of One of the World’s Most Important Food Crops


Please take a moment to sign a global petition against the commercialization of GMO maize in Mexico.


Agribusiness giants Monsanto, DuPont and Dow are plotting the boldest coup of a global food crop in history. If their requests to allow a massive commercial planting of genetically modified (GM) maize are approved in the next two weeks by the government of outgoing president Felipe Calderón, this parting gift to the gene giants will amount to a knife in the heart of the center of origin and diversity for maize. The consequences will be grave – and global. With the approvals and December planting deadlines looming, social movements and civil society organizations have called for an end to all GM maize in Mexico. Mexico’s Union of Concerned Scientists (UCCS) has called on the Mexican government to stop the processing of any application for open-field release of GM maize in Mexico. ETC Group joins these calls, and appeals to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) – intergovernmental bodies mandated to support food security and biodiversity – to take immediate action.


Outrage and alarm rang out through Mexico when the world’s two largest commercial seed companies, Monsanto and DuPont (whose seed business is known as DuPont Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.), and Dow AgroSciences (the world’s 8th largest seed company) applied to the government for the planting of 2,500,000 hectares (more than 6 million acres) of transgenic maize in Mexico. The land area is massive – about the size of El Salvador. Scientists have identified thousands of peasant varieties of maize, making Mexico the global repository of maize genetic diversity. If the agribusiness applications are approved, it will mark the world’s first commercial-scale planting of genetically modified varieties of a major food crop in its center of origin.


“If Mexico’s government allows this crime of historic significance to happen, GMOs will soon be in the food of the entire Mexican population, and genetic contamination of Mexican peasant varieties will be inevitable. We are talking about damaging more than 7,000 years of indigenous and peasant work that created maize – one of the world’s three most widely eaten crops,” said Verónica Villa from ETC’s Mexico office. “As if this weren’t bad enough, the companies want to plant Monsanto’s herbicide-tolerant maize [Mon603] on more than 1,400,000 hectares. This is the same type of GM maize that has been linked to cancer in rats according to a recently published peer-reviewed study.”  

To read the full release, please download the PDF.

Alone in a Concrete Prison: Meet Morelia Zoo´s Polar Bear

A male polar bear

A male polar bear (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Alone in a concrete prison: meet Morelia Zoo’s polar bear –



 Sign Petition Please by preciousjules1985

“Please copy the example letter below & send it to the email addresses provided; we must do all we can to get Yupi out of that prison cell. She can’t be released as she won’t know how to hunt, so if she has to be behind bars, please, let it be somewhere more environmentally stimulating for her. This poor girl has had an appalling life of misery, just to entertain humans….we must give to her now!” Yupi is a female polar bear who was brought to Morelia Zoo, Mexico in 1992 when she was only 3 months old. She came from Alaska as an orphaned cub. Upon arrival at the Mexican zoo Yupi was placed in an old grizzly bear pen. This is the pen in which she still lives today… she’s is now 20 years old. Since Morelia is located in the central part of Mexico, Yupi is exposed to a tropical climate year-round, meaning that temperatures remain high throughout the year. This is dramatically different from what Yupi would experience in her native Alaska, where below freezing winters and cooler summers are the norm. In addition, Yupi’s daily management regime is predictable and routine with little stimulation of any kind. She does not have any environmental enrichment and feeding occurs on a schedule at specific times of the day. But probably the most alarming thing about Yupi’s life is the fact that she is confined in her holding area (a dank, barren, concrete bunker) for the bulk of each day, in conditions far worse than her main enclosure. Update 27th of April 2012: At the end of February the homepage of 3dayz featured a 3 days of action marathon for Yupi. Last week, Ericka Ceballos – who is coordinator of the International Yupi Campaign – contacted us to thank all of our supporters for sending the many protest mails in support of Yupi during that action. She also gave us new email addresses to contact, but that’s not all…! HAVE YOUR PROTEST MAIL HAND-DELIVERED! Your protest mail will have an even bigger impact, because every protest mail sent before the end of this month will be printed and hand-delivered on the 3rd of May! On this date Ericka will personally deliver an incredible 76.500 emails and signatures in support of Yupi to the director of Morelia Zoo. With less than 3.500 signatures and 4 days to go, supporters from all over the world are now trying to reach 80.000 signatures. Copy + Paste the letter below & send it to the following email addresses. Email: presidencia@morelia.gob.mx, fvallejo@morelia.gob.mx, yupicatca@yahoo.ca, protest@3dayz.com Example letter Dear representative, After reading about her on 3dayz.com, I am deeply concerned about the continued housing and display of Yupi the polar bear at the Parque Zoologico Benito Juarez (Morelia Zoo) in Mexico. I support moving her to a more appropriate naturalistic accomodation in a more appropriate climate as soon as possible and would like for you to team up with Zoocheck Canada for advise in this matter. Polar bears are uniquely adapted for life in cold environments and do poorly in temperate and tropical climates. In the wild, they inhabit extremely large home ranges, occupying one of the largest living spaces of any terrestrial animal species. They spend significant time hunting and tracking prey, walking, socializing and playing. At the Morelia Zoo, Yupi is housed in an antiquated, undersized, barren enclosure that does not satisfy her biological and behavioural needs. She is the only Arctic animal in a collection of temperate and tropical species and opportunities for viewing Yupi are extremely limited by her enclosure. I understand that there are suitable facilities currently willing to provide Yupi with a permanent home where she can enjoy an expansive natural space to roam, more complex environments, and a colder, more suitable climate.

I strongly encourage you to ensure that Yupi is relocated as soon as possible and urge you not to keep any polar bears in the future.

Thank you for considering this letter.

Sincerely, Your Name Your Country News Link:-

http://3dayz.com/entertainment/135-alone-in-a-concrete-prison-meet-morelia-zoos-polar-bear?utm_source=3dayz+Action+List&utm_campaign=052f5992e5-New_action_from_3dayz_4_27_2012&utm_medium=email Related articles Save Yupi – Polar Bear living in Mexican Zoo