follows more action you can take to help rabbits.
Please help PETA with their continuing campaign
to stop this shockingly cruel treatment of
rabbits. Most of the information below is from
PETA’s USA website however the suggested actions
may be either taken by anyone or adapted to your
an e-mail form to Tell Gap to Stop Squeezing
Profits From Screaming Rabbits! Gap have stores
worldwide so wherever you are please send an
As you can see there has been an
update so please edit the template letter to
reflect this and make sure that Gap goes all the
way by writing—and also encouraging everyone you
know to write—to urge the company to BAN angora
Check out the link below for
action taken by Animal advocates who went to a
Gap, Inc., store in both Hollywood, California,
and Victoria, British Columbia, in order to
“return” “bloody rabbits” meant to represent
those whose angora fur had been ripped from
their sensitive skin to make sweaters sold by
Confusing? Isn’t it always. I
think it will be okay to write His Excellency
Ambassador Mr. - add full name – at the left
hand corner of your e-mail or letter along with
the embassy address and address him as Dear
Whether these formalities make
any real difference or not I have no idea, to my
mind such salutations and others matter of
etiquette are an anachronism and elevate one
person above another. But that perhaps is
another matter for another time. The most
important thing to remember when writing is
please be courteous.
Ambassador: Cui Tiankai
Address: 3505, International Place, N.W.,
Washington DC 20008
If you live elsewhere in the
world please send an e-mail or postal letter to
the Chinese Embassy in your own Country. There
follows a short list, if your country is not
included please use a search engine for details
of contact information.
The UK H.E. Ambassador
MR. Liu Xiaoming
Address: 49-51 Portland Pl, London W1B 1JL
If you have not already written
please do so to all or as many retailers as you
can on the list below. Please write also to
those who have indicated a ban to ensure all
commitments to bans and investigations are
This shocked me
recently though it has been practiced since 1833
Man’s inhumanity to the other species with whom we
share this world never ceases to shock me.
At Agroscope, situated in Grangeneuve, Switzerland,
14 cows have been fitted with portholes -cannulas -
in their sides. Cows treated this way are called
Cannulated cows. The hole, which is cut directly
into the cows rumen and allows access to the
stomach, is 15 centimetres in diameter and has a
screwable lid made of rubber. Effectively this
procedure leaves an open wound in a cow's body for
The purpose of this horrendous mutilation is to test
the digestion of different experimental blends of
oats to create a more balanced feed for the animals.
The following videos show unbelievable abuse of a
sentient creature, not only is cannulation cruel but
it treats a living being as though she is a
commodity, as though she is just a hunk of flesh
with no feelings.
You can click the
following link to continue to read and watch the
Animals are sentient, intelligent, perceptive,
funny and entertaining. We owe them a duty of care
as we do to children.
A friend of mine sent
me a link to the following which I would like to
share with you. This is not only a delightfully
amusing video but it also highlights the fact that
animals are sentient beings, capable of
companionship, having fun and enjoying life.
Below is a link to a petition to ask Miami-Dade County
Commission (Palace Entertainment) to reunite Lolita
with her pod. Lolita has been kept alone without the
company of another orca in a barren tank for
Orcas are highly intelligent animals. Imagine what
it must be like to be kept confined in a small Tank
the smallest in
America - for forty-five years with no
stimulation, no company, no freedom just circling
endlessly round and round in such a tiny space except for when when she
is required for entertainment.
A Day in the Life of Lolita, the Performing Orca
Cruel, inhumane and exploitative in the extreme. Now
if enough people sign the petition and write to
Miami-Dade County Commission, Lolita may have the
chance to return to the pod from which she was so
"Palace Entertainment, a California-based amusement
park company, has been authorized by Miami-Dade
County Commission to
purchase the lone Orca "Lolita" from the Miami
Seaquarium (MSQ). This is an opportunity to ask that
"Lolita" be released back into the waters of her
birth–a request that has been repeatedly denied by
MSQ's current owners."
Read more and sign
the petition. Also contact information for Palace
Entertainment - includes a sample letter. You will
need to click "More" at the end of the petition
information to access the contact information and sample
The world appears to be a very uncaring place,
callousness, indifference, cruelty, exploitation and
all manner of abuse is prevalent. With the event of
the internet the atrocities towards human and non
human animals alike are laid bare. The facts are
shocking overwhelming and downright depressing.
Cruelty is rife on a scale we would once have
thought unimaginable, it is as though we are
drowning in cruelty, particularly towards the myriad
species with whom we share this world.
Thankfully there are many people who care about
animals, dedicating their lives to their care and
To add to this I would like to share this lovely
article and video
Sheep Survives Fire and Gives Birth to Miracle Lamb
After narrowly escaping death
when the bushfires raged across Victoria, Australia
earlier this year,Bridget
herself in another life or death situation.
Still singed and blackened from the fire, her
horrifically broken back leg flopped around beneath
her as she hobbled across the paddock. Predicting a
hopeless future, the farmer went for his gun while
his wife pleaded for a second chance.
Mission Farm Sanctuarycame
to the rescue, they could see that despite Bridget’s
broken leg, her spirit was as strong as ever and she
wasn’t ready to give up yet.
Most people accept that their dog or cat has
emotions and increasingly more and more people consider
also that farm animals are intelligent, self-aware, emotional beings, but
what about crustaceans?
Do crayfish, lobsters, crabs , shrimp, krill even
barnacles have emotional lives.
New research is proving that indeed these creatures, who are often boiled alive with barely a second
thought, may indeed experience emotions including
anxiety, and in addition have the ability
to make decisions.
It has previously been shown that crabs feel pain -
well they have a nervous system so of course they
do. Moreover both crabs and lobsters are capable of
remembering pain. Lobsters use foreplay And even
more incredible crabs may use maths to navigate
their way home.
There is no doubt that there is much more to learn about the emotional lives of
crustaceans, it is though quite clear from the research
that these creatures experience anxiety, which means
they are aware, conscious, sentient and as a
consequence should be treated humanely.
the Netherlands is not the only country to boil
crayfish, lobsters and crabs alive, this hideous
cruelty takes place the world over. The above
petition has been selected simply because it is the
only one that is current as far as I am aware.
Also concerning the petition, I have to point out
that there is no way to humanely kill any animal and
there is nothing humane about death nor is there anything remotely ethical about
taking the life of another sentient being however
less painful. Although the eradication of boiling
these poor creatures alive would be a step forwards
the ideal solution is of course to stop killing them
and indeed any other animal for their meat. Meat is
that is not natural to man, is not healthy and is no
longer necessary and causes immense suffering to
thinking feeling sentient beings.
Please also bear in mind that I do not condone
animal experiments for any reason whatsoever and
hesitated whether or not to include this
article which describes the administration of
electric shocks to crayfish. However as the article,
and the others referenced within, point to an important
discovery concerning crayfish which may change the
way these animals are treated I decided to include
the above information.
Frankly I consider we should give an animal the
benefit of the doubt and not inflict pain on any
being with or without proof of consciousness or the
ability to feel pain. Besides all animals with a
nervous system are likely to feel pain, this is
common sense. Moreover even animals without a
nervous system such as sponges and jellyfish, or a
simple nervous system would not survive long if they
could not feel pain.
We need to prove for the benefit of callous
insensitive people such as the person in the video
below, who incidentally is teaching his child the
same inhumanity, that these creatures are sentient
beings who feel pain.
As one commenter said: I don't understand
how people can watch an animal struggle and watch it
die without a care in the world. Sociopathic and
psychopathic behaviour OR pure ignorance.
Right now crayfish, lobsters, crabs and other
crustaceans* are not treated humanely
and there are no laws to protect them. Maybe if it
is more widely known that these creatures and all
crustaceans feel pain, have emotional lives and are
intelligent more laws will be enacted to protect
Frankly at times it can be very difficult to know if
it is a good idea to sign such petitions, however an
improvement in the welfare of these and other
animals is progress and while the ideal is a vegan
diet this is not likely to happen in the near future
and in the meantime millions of pain feeling animals
including crayfish will suffer and die an agonising
death unless we do something to stop this. This
horrendous cruelty has to stop - imagine the agony
of being boiled alive, the searing pain beyond ones
ability to contemplate. Did you know that
lobsters frantically thrash around as they are being
boiled alive, they tear at their own bodies with
their claws until their limbs drop off. Who
has not burnt themselves on the stove for instance
or felt the sting of sharp burning pain from a splash
of boiling water from a kettle or saucepan, multiply
that by a few thousand times and you might get an
idea of the excruciating pain suffered by these
helpless creatures as they are callously tossed into
boiling water. Such cruelty has to stop, if we are
to consider ourselves as progressing in an ethical way,
it we are to consider our society to be civilised.
* Note lobster
and crayfish are very similar so it is almost
certain that lobsters like crayfish experience
anxiety and it is more than likely that this is true
for all crustaceans.
Please note there are problems with some of the
links, I will try to rectify as soon as possible.
All you fox hunters out there, you are killing a sentient being. Look how playful the fox is in the first video, just like your pet dog upon whom you may lavish your attention. Foxes are thinking feeling creatures who wish to live as do you or your dog.
Watch the videos and see for yourself what extraordinary creatures they are
A Fox Steals A Man's Golf Ball And Has The Time Of His Life!
"In this cute animal video, a baby fox has a great time messing with these golfers golfball. Adorable!"
Dawn the Fox wags her tail
This is Dawn, one of the Nuneaton and Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary's 6 resident foxes that cannot be returned to the wild. The majority of animals we get in is injured wildlife that is aimed to be returned into the wild, however, Dawn was a young fox that was took into a dog rescue centre as the member of public that found her thought she was a dog! When they realised they bought her into us but it was too late, because she was too tame and this meant that she wouldn't be able to look after herself in the wild. Dawn is not a pet, and we do not recommend any fox or wild animal as a pet.
Join Jack the Fox on his daily routine including a quick game of football and a shampoo and blow dry!
Fox hunting has been
banned here in the UK though no doubt in more
isolated areas it continues. We need to make sure
that fox hunting remains banned and is not
The Hunting Season.
Though fox hunting has been banned these hunts
League Against Cruel Sports' Investigators will be out in force throughout the Season gathering evidence of wildlife crime in order to bring the criminals to justice. The team combines the knowledge and skills of experienced investigators, legal experts including a solicitor and ex police officers.
If you see any
suspicious hunting activities please ring this
number in confidence: 01483 361 108.
You can also use the League of Cruel Sports
online form or email at
Keep the wildlife crime telephone number handy and report anyone fox hunting or hunting with dogs
or any other illegal wildlife crime:
WILDLIFE CRIMEWATCH LINE 01483 361 108
An official explanation of hunting with dogs:
Sadly the barbarous
cruelty of hunting rabbits and rats and retrieving
hares that have been shot is still allowed as is
drag hunting and trail hunting - this could easily
be used as a cover for fox hunting- and the supposed
flushing out of pests.
Also note at the bottom of the following web page:
"You can be jailed and fined
up to £5,000 for hunting illegally or up to £20,000
for causing unnecessary suffering to an animal".
So death is not an unnecessary suffering? Being
chases for miles as is the case for deer hunting or
hare coursing is not unnecessary suffering? Surely
the premature death of any creature merely to
satisfy the perverted pleasure of the few in our
society causes suffering. Hunting causes suffering
to all creatures and need to be consigned to history
were it belongs
Here are the rules regarding hunting:
- sickening isn't it that in the 21st century such
barbaric behaviour has not been outlawed and the
rules of hunting presented in such a matter of fact
way on a government website.
The Government is trying to bring back fox hunting
The Government has indicated that they have been considering amending the Hunting Act by using an Affirmative Statutory Instrument (SI), a type of legislation that can be used to push unpopular changes through Parliament with less scrutiny than a full vote on repeal would require.
Warning disturbing images for those of us who are
sensitive to the suffering of another sentient
Regarding one of the You Tube comments following the
“David Cameron has promised a free
and fair vote on the issue, no party whips, no being
told how to vote, its highly democratic.” Democracy
has nothing to do with this issue which is about
what is right and what is wrong, what is ethical and
what is unethical. The murder of a sentient being
for amusement can never be ethical, nor allowed in
any country that wishes to make moral progress. The
consensus or otherwise of cruelty whether it be
hunting or other form of abuse, and there are just
so many, is irrelavant. The hunting of any
creature has no place in any modern civilised
society. I find the fact that our prime minister,
who is responsible for the suffering of millions –
including thousands of deaths as a result of
welfare reforms - pursues the so-called sport of
hunting very disturbing.
If you have men who
will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter
of compassion and pity, you will have men who will
deal likewise with their fellow men.
St. Francis of Assisi
Regardless of religious affiliation or other wise
the above statement is just so true in the case of
Cameron and in the case of anyone who mistreats
animals. Such people are more likely to mistreat
their own species as they have so little regard for
the sanctity of life, the right to life.
“There will be no
justice as long as man will stand with a knife or
with a gun and destroy those who are weaker than he
Isaac Bashevis Singer
There certainly is little justice in this country
and never will be under the dictatorship of someone
who has little respect for the rights of other
living beings. One should indeed consider the strong
possibility that Cameron will try to reinstate Fox
hunting if he and his detestable Tory party are
elected next year.
What's the current position on Hunting?
"Hunting an animal with dogs for sport is a cruel
and unnecessary activity that has no place in a
modern society, and is an activity which the League
Against Cruel Sports has campaigned against for 90
"A vote on repeal could be announced at any time and
take place within a very short period of time, which
is why it is vital that we do all we can to keep the
pressure on politicians to remind them that we must
Keep Cruelty History.