Received in my email inbox via PETA this message from Sir Roger Moore, screen legend of The Saint and James Bond fame, and I am quite sure that he would love to have more people read his passionate and heart-felt plea. And I am also certain that he will agree with me when I say this, no effort will be considered too small or insignificant. And its never too late to start doing something about it. He saw the true evil behind the cruel cuisine that is Foie Gras, made a decision to change, and took further action to help spread the awareness. And this man is in his eighties and counting! Now, what will you do?
Well, it is our responsibility to spend some quality time daily to train your dog! It will take some patience, and a lot of love. But remember, just like us human, learning as we get older, animals learn as they grow too! And what is better than to spend some quality time to bond with man's best friend?
Posted by veola at 10:35 PM
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Posted by veola at 2:13 PM
Friday, December 10, 2010
The video of a young man suffocating his dog had caused outrage on STOMP earlier this month.
PETA Asia-Pacific says that the dog was rescued by an animal protection group in Chongqing, China, and is now under their care.
According to Singapore's Citizen news site Stomp, a spokesperson from SPCA have this information from PETA Asia-Pacific:
"The video first surfaced on the internet on 1 October. It was soon circulated worldwide.
"The incident took place in Wulong, Chongqing City, China.
"A local group, Chongqing Small Animal Protection Association (CSAPA) rescued the dog on 4 October and the dog is currently under their care".
Posted by veola at 11:03 AM
Thursday, November 25, 2010
*WARNING* - EXTREMELY GRAPHIC SCENES. VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED. (Thanks Matthew) *
Once again, I am at a loss for words. I know such 'crush videos' has been circulating the internet for quite a few years now, but I've never have the heart to bring myself to see it. But lately, netizens have been up in arms over a video which shows a pretty girl, apparently Chinese, crushing a little bunny by sitting on it while a couple of girls watched. The video captured all the gory details in full, even the 'squishing' sound made when the rabbit's head was crushed, and the sight of gooey blood dripping out of the poor creature's mouth as it was lifted off the table.
Apparently, these women were paid or hired to perform such acts in front of a camera, with the videos to be sold online to satisfy the sadistic fetish of 'crush video' fans. While the faces of the women were clearly shown, it seems that not much can be done about it as animal abuse laws in China is almost non-existent. But I still hope that, with the power of the internet, these girls can be tracked down so that the mastermind behind all these atrocities can be stopped.
I can no longer feel shocked, but still, I can't help but have a numb disappointment in me. If I see a pretty girl in the streets now, these ugly images will only remind me what ugliness can possibly be hidden behind a beautiful face and an angelic smile... If you know these girls, please, slap them for me when you see them... report them to the authorities.
To these women who are willing to commit such cruelty to totally defenseless and harmless animals for whatever amount of money, I hope one day, your husband, your children, grand-children, and friends will see these videos, and get to know the ugly devil that you are. Karma will surely find its way back to you.
More pictures of these ugliness at ChinaSMACK.
Posted by veola at 11:04 AM
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Posted by veola at 12:19 PM
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Singapore, Tampines Street 71: Just the night before, I saw this neighborhood neutered stray cat at the foot of the block, still alive and well. But this morning, before 7am, when I saw the way it was lying down on its side from far, I knew something was wrong. I have seen this lovely cat many times and, because it was a bit chubby, it never lie down fully on its side. When I saw the blood stains dragged across the floor, and the droplets of blood around it, my heart sank. It broke my heart to know that, because of its tame and trusting nature, it doesn't run away from strangers like some other strays do, making it an easy target.
This is the 3rd cat in the past 3 months that we have found dying from unnatural causes. I really suspect that there are some serial cat killer(s) around.
Poor darling. I had not even named you yet, as I do all strays I come across. I will miss stroking your head everytime I walk pass you. RIP.
Posted by veola at 9:46 PM
Friday, October 15, 2010
Look at these two jerks, hanging this poor dog over a tree (can see bottom part of tree at background) and giving the finger. I don't know if they are getting back at someone or trying to make someone angry, and I don't care. What they are doing is cruel and inhumane.
Posted by veola at 11:33 PM
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Posted by veola at 3:14 AM
Thursday, September 02, 2010
(Thanks to Dee Gostania for bringing this to my attention) Another month ends, but there is no end to mankind's madness and cruelty. The worse part is, even young teenagers are showing a total lack of love and compassion. And I thought girls are usually more kind hearted and loving, especially towards cute little creatures like puppies and kittens. But sadly, it seems the black hearts of the human race are proving me wrong.
Posted by veola at 11:29 PM
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
A woman in Coventry was caught on security camera dumping a helpless kitten in a wheelie bin for no apparent reason.
The cruel act was caught on CCTV by the cat's owners, Daryll and Stephanie Mann, at their Coventry home.
They discovered the trapped cat when they heard her cries and decided to check the footage from their security camera to see how she ended up in the bin.
They believed Lola - who is not yet a year old - must have been dumped by drunken louts.
But when they saw the video, they were shocked to discover it was the work of a middle-aged woman.
The grey-haired lady is caught petting the animal on camera, before looking around to see if she is being watched.
As Lola walks along the wall lining the Mann's front garden, the woman lifts the lid of the wheelie bin, picks the cat up by the scruff of her neck and throws her in before walking off.
Mr Mann told Sky News correspondent Darren Little: "I was shocked how someone could do something like that to an animal, I know some people don't like cats but you wouldn't expect them to do that to an animal that can't defend itself."
The attack happened at 7.55pm on Saturday and the kitten was trapped for nearly 16 hours before she was dicovered by the Manns who were heading out for Sunday lunch.
"I'm surprised at it being a lady I expected it was someone drunk coming back from the pub, but when I saw that, it's mad," said Mr Mann.
Coventry Police said they had been alerted to what had happened and had passed the matter to the RSPCA.
A spokesman for the RSPCA said: "We are appalled by allegations that a cat was placed inside a wheelie bin in Coventry in what would appear to be a mindless act of animal cruelty.
"Investigations are on-going in liaison with the police.
"Anyone who witnessed anything or who recognises the person responsible is urged to call the RSPCA national cruelty and advice line on 0300 1234 999, leaving a message for inspector Nicky Foster."
Source: Sky News UK
Posted by veola at 9:17 AM
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
The idiotic behaviour of mankind never fails to soar to new heights. Witness a bunch of morons, in Russia this time round, attaching a donkey to a parasail, and launching the poor thing above the sea water, where beach goers, including frightened children, witnessed the entire incident.
The donkey screamed in fear. The kids cried as they watched this ugly scene. And the idiots laughed, feeling proud of their achievement and probably finding this fun. Some kids were heard asking their parents, "Why did they hitch a doggie to a parachute?"
If only the 'adults' in this shameful scene can have the decency and common sense to ask themselves 'why?' before committing such a stupid and mindless act.
Reports said that the donkey were dragged for several meters in the sea upon landing, before being pulled out half alive onto the shore.
Follow the links below, and I'll guarantee that you will see some (similarly moronic) readers saying "Get over it, its just a donkey...."
Posted by veola at 11:41 PM
Saturday, June 05, 2010
**Warning** Disturbing and shocking scenes in video.
Gary Conklin, owner of Conklin Dairy Farms, located at 12939 US Highway 42 N Plain City, Ohio 43064-8748 (telephone number (614) 873-8024) and his crew were filmed by Mercy For Animals committing horrific acts of Extreme Animal Abuse, Extreme Animal Cruelty and Extreme Animal Torture. During these horrific acts, ALL of the offenders were filmed laughing and joking about how they enjoy torturing these poor animals.
Posted by veola at 12:37 PM
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
**Warning** - The following scenes in the video contains extremely graphic and disturbing scenes of suffering and death. DO NOT watch the video if you are sensitive to watching how mankind murder and take lives...
My Message to the Bali Government
Animals feel pain and fear too. They are capable of love and sacrifice too. They feel happiness and sadness, too! Please, Indonesia, for humanity's sake, don't do such cruel things again.
For every bad way, there are always a dozen other better ways to do things. Why not consult with a local or international animal aid group to see what other solutions they can offer or how the government can collaborate with them?
Please, stop staining Mother Earth with more blood from her child.
Posted by veola at 1:01 AM
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Thanks to all who wrote in to ask me questions about how to prevent animal cruelty and to stop animal abuse. I am deeply moved and encouraged by the number of emails I received giving me positive feedback and encouragement, and offers of help and compliments pouring in. I am grateful for all the support and I've also decided to post a FAQ to give my personal opinion on some of the questions asked. This list will grow and evolve over time as the questions pour in.
Q1. What is considered animal cruelty or abuse?
Animal cruelty is when we directly or indirectly cause pain, distress, or suffering to another living creature, intentionally or otherwise.
The main possible causes of abuse and cruelty to animals are; what we eat, what we wear, and the pets we keep.
Exploiting animals for their body parts, for unnecessary luxuries, for our own pleasure; can be considered to be a form of animal abuse. In my opinion, everything and anything, when taken to wasteful excesses or mindless extremities, will sooner rather than later descend into some form of abuse.
If there is even the slightest doubt in you that a certain product could only be made possible by exploiting some animals, and you can live without it, then my suggestion is that we do not need it or want it to be a part of our lives. If we continue to contribute to the demand for it, then there will always be someone out there ready to supply and profit from it.
Personally, I am now using canvas and nylon bags and belts, and PVC shoes. All synthetic materials, I'm not missing a thing, and I'm happier than ever!
Q2. I want to help stop animal abuse and cruelty to animals, but I am not vegan as meat has been a part of my diet all my life, what should I do? Aren't human omnivores?
Well, I have asked myself this question so many times I lost count!
True, if only all human beings are vegan, the world would be a much better place, especially for animals! But while I admire vegans and aspire to be one gradually, I also believe in balance, harmony with nature, and self-moderation.
If you want to, and have the determination and will, to be a vegetarian, good on you! But it does not mean that you cannot play a part in preventing cruelty and animal abuse even if you are not a vegetarian! There are many animal lovers and activists out there who are not, or not yet, vegetarian, but they certainly are taking action in helping to stop animal abuse.
Different camps will probably give you different views on whether human are carnivores, herbivores, or omnivores by nature or design. In my opinion, human beings are closer to being natural herbivores anatomically (read this to see why), as on our own, we cannot outrun most wild animals, are not stealthy enough to surprise and catch most wild animals, and are not physically strong enough or equipped with natural weapons like huge jaws or sharp claws to overpower most wild animals. But yet, we are also opportunists and survivors who are capable and intelligent enough to set traps and fashion weapons that are able to capture and hunt animals for domestication and for food. Although I would still say that having a mainly herbivorous diet will be closer and more natural to what our body is designed for, not to mention that it is much more healthy!
Q3. I want to start right now to help prevent and stop animal abuse and cruelty to animals. What should I do?
The moment you have this desire to do so, you have already taken the first step, that is, to start the change from yourself! What you can do for a start;
i. Stop buying products made of parts of animals, especially ornamental and extravagant things like fur coats, animal skin carpets, ivory ornaments, etc.
ii. Stop eating 'Exotic' and Cruel Cuisines. Sharks Fin, Foie Gras, Dog meat, Veal, Drunken Prawns, Lobsters boiled alive ...
iii. Stop buying pets on impulse. Understand your ability to undertake a long term commitment of having a pet. If you decided to have a pet, don't buy, adopt instead.
iv. If you already have a pet, make sure that they are given regular medical checkups and proper nutrition. Neglect is one of the most common forms of cruelty.
v. Stop buying products from companies that support animal experimentation and laboratory testing. Many cosmetics and household products are guilty of being a part of this.
vi. Stop eating meat originated from factory farming. Animals from factory farms go through extreme pain and suffering throughout their short life-time before dying a painful death.
Posted by veola at 10:33 AM
Friday, April 16, 2010
Man used to hunt and kill for food, for survival... like an animal, nothing more... but, somewhere down the road, as we 'progressed', things changed. We abuse our power, and kill, murder, plunder... excessively, for money, greed, vanity. We no longer care or give a damn about life. We do not hesitate even for a split second when we rob another being's right to live. We have lost our basic sense of decency and reason. We are the worse form of life on this planet.
Every year, THOUSANDS of sealers or seal hunters go on a killing spree, wiping out entire colonies of seals, adult, young, babies... blatantly ignoring authorities' ban and animal lovers' protests... while their governments just sit and watch.... as these poor creatures are being 'harvested' like crops...
There is blood on the ice. Clubbed to near death, suffering and in pain, fully conscious and aware of their impending fate... they wait for their turn, to be cut open, to be skinned alive, to die. With tears of blood, they watch as their kind are being 'finished off', one by one.
The line is drawn. The difference is clear. There is no grey area. Which side are you on? Will you just turn away, and let these murder go on, year after year, after year? Or will you take a stand, and do what you can? Every second we spent waiting, thinking, wondering, is another seal dying....
Now... What will you do?
Posted by veola at 9:17 AM
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Innovative and creative, maybe. Moving on with the times toward automation, arguably. Animal cruelty? Definitely!
Sometimes I just don't understand people. You want to get a dog/cat, keep it, feed it, play with it, and so on. But part of the deal when having a living, breathing creature who feels happy, sad, frighten, angry, and pain, is to love it, take good care of it, cherish it, and protect it.
Cleaning up and bathing a dog is part of an owner's responsibilities! In fact, its an excellent opportunity for man and dog to bond and get closer than ever! I always ask myself this, would a father or a mother put their own sons and daughters into a similar situation? Don't these lovely cats and dogs deserve your love and care, too?
Why are people so lazy that they'd rather chuck the poor thing into a machine? Imagine how stressed the dog and especially cat will be when the dryer turns on, with all the noise and mayhem in such an enclosed space?
I'm not sure about you, but to me, these people are being a bit too "clever", and it is just not right...
Verdict: Animal Abuse. Animal Cruelty.
Posted by veola at 10:53 PM
Friday, March 12, 2010
Thanks to Elliot Greenberger, Communications Manager of See3 Communications, for highlighting this to SAA.
Well well, well done I say! Its about time someone do something about this! History has shown that if someone is caught abusing an animal, he/she will likely do it again, and again, and again. Worse, they may be having some kind of mental disorder which can lead to violence or anti-social behavior against people, too. Would you allow a seemingly decent looking guy next door to play with your kids if you knew that he had shot two dogs point blank in the face before? No? Do you think a person with a known record of child abuse will be allowed to adopt a kid? No? Then why should a known animal abuser be any different? Without any legislated registry to keep these people in check, they could just walk in to any pet shop or animal shelter, bring back a few cats and dogs, and abuse however they want! (Read sample cases below). Good job ALDF, let's hope more state government will follow California's example, keep it going! Now, this is where YOU come in! You can help push for your local government to follow California's lead to do the same. Find out more at http://www.exposeanimalabusers.org
The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) today launched an effort to help states establish public registries of anyone convicted of animal abuse. According to ALDF, such registries would protect animals, pet guardians and communities by preventing repeat offenses from anyone with a known history of abusing animals. This could include violence (torture, mutilation, intentional killings, etc.), sexual abuse, and animal fighting as well as neglect (such as hoarding).
Through its new campaign, www.ExposeAnimalAbusers.org, ALDF is promoting model legislation that could be enacted in state legislatures. Such bills have been introduced in the past by elected officials in Rhode Island, Colorado, and Tennessee.
Today, the first-ever bill for a statewide registry in California was announced by its sponsor, State Senator Dean Florez. “We operate shelters in the hopes of giving abandoned pets a second chance at a loving home, not subjecting them to lives of continued abuse and neglect,” Florez said. “A registry of abusers would help ensure animals are not being adopted out to convicted abusers, end the cycle of abuse and increase the likelihood of finding these pets the forever home they deserve.”
Show them your support! Please visit Expose Animal Abusers Organization: http://www.exposeanimalabusers.org
ALDF points to the following examples for why a registry is needed to help animal guardians, law enforcement and shelters protect their animals:
* Robert Rydzewski: In 2004, the then 29-year-old upstate New Yorker shot his neighbor’s dog in the face twice. Two months later, he killed another neighbor’s Welsh Corgi with an ax. Rydzewski was convicted of “torturing or injuring” an animal, and he has since been arrested for assaulting people and resisting arrest. His whereabouts are unknown. http://www.exposeanimalabusers.org/article.php?id=1227
* Shon Rahrig: While living in Ohio in 1999, Rahrig allegedly adopted several cats and a puppy from local shelters and tortured them sadistically. He poked out the eyes of a cat named Misty, broke her legs and jaw, cut off her paws, and left her bleeding in a laundry basket .His girlfriend turned him in, and he took a plea bargain that admitted abuse of only one animal. Rahrig was forbidden to own an animal for five years, but he was subsequently seen at an adoption event in California. http://www.exposeanimalabusers.org/article.php?id=1224
* Vikki Kittles: Since 1982, Kittles has been run out of four states for hoarding animals. Time and again, she has been caught housing dozens of sick, neglected animals in squalid conditions. Oregon prosecutors convicted Kittles in 1993 after finding 115 sick and dying dogs crammed into a school bus, but she has gone on to hoard animals again in Oregon and other states several times since. http://www.exposeanimalabusers.org/article.php?id=1214
About the Animal Legal Defense Fund
ALDF was founded in 1979 with the unique mission of protecting the lives and advancing the interests of animals through the legal system. Visit www.aldf.org.
Posted by veola at 8:58 AM
Monday, March 08, 2010
This Queens woman was caught on video beating her family pet bulldog with a snow shovel by a witness.
The young bulldog, named Spike, had been abused repeatedly over the past few months and has sustained a hip fracture, a broken leg, three broken teeth and injuries to his ears, and his right eye is virtually blind.
Aguilar was caught on video throwing Spike to the ground and then thrusting the end of a snow shovel at the obviously frightened dog, who didn't even try to run away. When she was reported, Aguilar originally denied beating the pup, but she allowed ASPCA officials to take the dog to their hospital.
Animal rescuers discovered that her husband had taken the dog to veterinarians 12 times in the past seven months for treatment of various injuries.
Now my question is, why did the husband let this continue, and for months!? He should have protected the poor dog by finding him a better family, and seek psychiatric help for his wife!!!
Posted by veola at 10:00 PM
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Imagine yourself being captured, your arms and legs get cut off with a cleaver by your captors, for what reason, you do not know. Bleeding, you get thrown back onto the streets with no one around. Barely alive and conscious, a slow and painful death awaits...
To many, sharks are just ruthless killers. Sadly, Hollywood drama has made these magnificent creatures strike fear into our hearts by making them look like crazed man-hunter. Yet, they are no more as dangerous as your neighbor's Doberman or Rottweiler, or even that cute Panda in a China Zoo. Most shark attacks occur because the sharks mistaken swimmers or surfers to be a seal or some other sea creatures. Other incidents may be due to us not giving them enough respect by encroaching too much into their habitat. In fact, according to International Shark Attack File, the chances of getting hit by lightning is much higher than that of being attacked by a shark.
Now, let's look at the flip side of the coin. Mankind ruthlessly hunt down these majestic creatures, cut off their fins, and throw them back, alive, into the ocean, to drown... and to die a slow and painful death. And for what? Just so that some people can have 'Shark's fin' in their soup! (Typically a popular dish in Asian society and culture). It is estimated that 10–100 million sharks are slaughtered each year for their fins. Now who are the RUTHLESS KILLERS?!?
I urge all who come across this message, please say 'NO' to Shark's Fin, in whatever form. Exclude this dish from your wedding banquet. If it is being served in a feast you attend, abstain from consuming it. And when those around you asks, take the opportunity to explain to them why. That is what I do. Help spread the awareness. If the demand for it can be stopped, then the killing can, too.
Here are some more information on Sharks being murdered for just their fins, and a bit of info on the chances of being attacked by sharks.
What Are My Chances of an Attack?
* In the U.S., your chances of getting killed by lightning are 30 times greater than dying of a shark attack.
* Bees, wasps, and snakes kill more people each year than sharks.
* Drowning, heart attacks, beach accidents resulting in spinal injury, sunburn, cuts from stepping on sea shells, dehydration, jellyfish stings, and traffic accidents going to or from the beach are all far more common than shark attacks.
* In 1996 in the U.S. there were 18 reported injuries and deaths from shark attacks, but 198,849 injuries from working with screws, nails, tacks, and bolts; 138,894 injuries from ladders; 43,687 injuries from toilets; and 36,091 injuries while pruning, trimming, or edging plants.
* Between 1959 and 1990, 5,528 people were stuck by lightning in the 22 coastal states (excluding Alaska) and Puerto Rico, with 1,505 fatalities. During the same period, there were 336 shark attacks in the coastal waters of those states, with 12 fatalities.
* In 1987, New York City reported the following number of people bitten by dogs: 8,064; other people, 1,587; cats, 802; rats, 291; squirrels, 95, raccoons, 11; ferrets, 7; skunk, 3. There were 13 shark injuries reported nationwide the same year.
Source: ISAF, wikipedia
Posted by veola at 9:49 AM
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Posted by veola at 11:48 AM
Monday, January 11, 2010
[Note: Click on the 'square' full screen icon to see the whole 'live' feed and for a better viewing experience.]
The Wildlife Research Institute installed a Den Cam in Black Bear Lily's winter hideout, streaming 'live' footage of her hibernation on the internet.
I've been mesmerized by this fascinating animal as I watched her breathe slowly in the snow. There was a few times I thought I heard her growl softly, she is probably dreaming! If you just leave the streaming video running, you can actually hear her moan softly and her breathing slightly quicken, and sometimes she twitches and huffs a bit as she dreams of running in the fields during spring!
Bookmark this page, and do come back often to check on Lily!
Lily is a three-year-old American black bear, now hibernating somewhere near Ely, Minnesota, less than 30 miles from the Canadian border.
Let's all work together positively to help preserve the earth for beautiful and lovely creatures like Lily!
Stop Animal Abuse
Posted by veola at 12:53 PM
Thursday, January 07, 2010
Imagine having a pipe rammed down your throat, while large amount of food were pumped down your airway. Choking, gasping for air, your tongue doesn't even get to taste and find out what's going in to your stomach.
This is what mankind are doing to some poor creatures just so that people get to eat what they want. Just because the Foie Gras recipe requires a nicely fattened duck or goose liver. We think its our right to do as we see fit, for our own gains and pleasure. What about animal rights? What about their suffering?
I urge all to spare a thought for these animals, abstain from food such as shark's fin, drunken prawns, foie gras, dog meat, where the animals have to suffer miserably at mankind's hands before being slaughtered and served on the table.