Tip of the Week: One of the most common form of animal cruelty is the abandonment of dogs. As pet owners fail to understand and control the behavior of their dogs when they go around chewing shoes and furniture, barking, urinating in the wrong places, etc, they 'give up hope' and abandon them.

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?

Shark Finning

Posted by veola at 11:26 AM

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

As you are reading this, every second, 3 sharks gets killed by a man somewhere...
Sharks are hunted world-wide for their fins, because there is a demand for it. It has been used mainly for the oriental cuisine shark fin soup, but also for certain medicinal cures.

Contrary to what many people assumed, these majestic creatures are finned globally by countries in Europe, Americas, and the Pacific, not just in Asia. It is a multi-billion dollar industry, and it is estimated that between 10 to 100 million sharks are killed globally just for their fins.

As a cuisine, sharks fin soup are usually served in occasional feasts and in wedding banquets. One of the reasons could be that in the old days, sharks fin are hard to come by, and only the very wealthy can afford it. As such, consuming sharks fin is deemed to be an appropriate status symbol for the rich.

Before I knew better, sharks fin soup used to be one of my favorite dishes that I look forward to. But, thanks to the internet and what WildAid did together with a host of celebrities, when I realize how wasteful and ruthless we are in finning the sharks and throwing them back to the sea ALIVE... I vowed never again to eat or use anything that has sharks fin in it.

We should stop plundering and raping Mother Earth and the creatures who share the Earth with us. The people who do all these finning will not be giving up their killing anytime soon, why? Because we, as consumers, created that 'billions of dollars' of demand for it! The only way for the killing to stop, is if the buying stops first.

If you do consume sharks fin soup in dinners and wedding banquets, then may I ask you to join me in saying NO to this cruel cuisine, starting right now!

Read more about it at Wikipedia, Sharkwater, Vision Dive, and Shark Foundation

Romania: Horse Abused and Beaten

Posted by veola at 12:23 AM

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Thanks to Joaquín Marín Pacheco, who highlighted this on our Facebook page.

The videos shows a bunch of lowlife morons, supposedly Romanian, beating and working a poor horse so hard in cold winter condition that it collapsed out of exhaustion. Instead of showing any care or compassion toward the fallen animal, they continued to laugh and whip the horse repeatedly. The poor creature tried to stand up but was just too weak from the abuse to even do so.

Is this how mankind love and protect these humble servants who worked for us without any complaints? Is this how we repay these creatures who share the Mother Earth with us and allow us to make a living out of their hard work?

These videos are supposedly recorded and published on Youtube by Adrian Gica who claims he lives in the City of Canciu, Romania, in the region of Bistrita-Nasaud.

I plead to all of Stop Animal Abuse's readers, please take action, sign the petition - links below, or contact the relevant authorities for them to investigate and persecute these losers. They deserve some flogging of their own. (Source: http://torturedhorsesromania.blogspot.com/ )

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