July 2004



Report at veederandld.20m.com/greports/32701c.html

Please contact the WSPA to help end experimentation on chimpanzees in labs! Visit the WSPA site to write to concerned authorities or politicians. It will take you only a few minutes!

If you ever had a chimp in your arms you would know what an evil crime this is!!!


A Sunday Express investigation as revealed that hundreds of animals suffered incredible agony in experiments designed to perfect IAMS. A huge dossier of research papers exposes how scientists deliberately induced kidney failure and other conditions in dogs and cats. Some experiments involved performing operations on healthy animals which were later killed. In one experiment, 24 young dogs had their right kidneys removed and the left partly damaged to investigate how protein affects dogs with kidney failure. In another, eight dogs were killed to analyse the kidney tissue. Dogs which became sick were not treated because it would have undermined the test results. In another test, the stomachs of 28 cats were exposed so scientists could analyse the effects of feeding them fibre. The animals were operated on for at least two hours and then killed... Please contact IAMS to let them know your disgust at these animal experiments. Phone them on 0800 426 785 or email customer.service@iams.com

Read "Pet Food cruelty exposed" and Uncaged Campaigns' news release.

Procter & Gamble, one of the world's largest consumer product companies, have been branded the "world's worst" corporation for their continued poisoning and killing of animals in the development of new cosmetics and toiletries. Click here for P&G's global product list of products to boycott. Learn how you too can boycott Procter & Gamble. Click here for a list of non-animal testing companies and products. Read the Pet Food Information Sheet.

Campaigner and comedy writer Carla Lane said: "It is horrifying to think people are buying pet food that involves so much experimentation. You don't have to harm animals to find out what's good for them to eat."




Most small family farms have been replaced by corporate-owned factories where animals are warehoused in small overcrowded stalls, often unable to turn around or even take a step in any direction. Deprived of veterinary care, exercise, sunlight, and even the feel of grass under their feet, these living, breathing, thinking, feeling beings, whose senses are just like our own, suffer and die at the rate of millions a day.

Most of the millions of cows, pigs, sheep, and goats slaughtered for their skin endure the horrors of factory farmingãovercrowding, deprivation, unanesthetized castration, branding, tail-docking, and de-horning. At the end of their short, miserable lives, they are stunned, skinned, hung upside down, and bled to death. The meat industry relies on skin sales to remain profitable. Buying leather directly contributes to factory farms and slaughterhouses since skin accounts for 55 percent of the byproduct value of cattle. Every time you choose to buy a leather jacket or leather shoes, you sentence an animal to a lifetime of suffering. The best way to save animals from this suffering is to stop buying animal products, like meat, dairy products, eggs, and leather.



Download the leaflet www.cowsarecool.com/Leatherleaflet.pdf and distribute it.






Every year approximately 35-40,000 animals in Europe and millions across the world still endure painful experiments to test cosmetics products and their ingredients. You can help to end this suffering by supporting the BUAV's campaign to end cosmetics animal testing world-wide, and only choosing cruelty-free products that are approved under the Humane Cosmetics Standard.

Despite a commitment to reduce the use of animals in European laboratories by 50 per cent by the year 2000, a new European Union (EU) chemicals policy could kill millions of animals in horrific poisoning tests! The deadline for public comments on the EU's proposed chemicals legislation is the 10th of July. Please sign the petition.

To speak out for animals in labs visit www.eurogroupanimalwelfare.org , www.stopeuchemicaltests.com or the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection and sign the petition!

You and your family can do something to lessen the suffering of animals!



Romanian authorities decided to eliminate stray dogs. Thousands of strays have been widely slaughtered, and are still slaughtered all over the country. "In our municipality, Tg-Jiu, the Mayor, announced that 1700 stray dogs have been killed in the last year. The real number is much higher taking into account that the municipality'scatchers catch and kill around 30 dogs each day. The methods used by the municipality's catchers for catching and killing the dogs are unconceivably cruel and disobey the law: strays are caught by their neck with a wire, dragged on the streets around 50 meters, hit on the head with an iron tongs, thrown into the van one over the others full of blood, strangled, beaten, poisoned, shot by the hunters etc." The press wrote about dogs hit in the head with planks that had nails on it, dogs smothered in the catchers' van with gases from the exhaust pipe, dogs strangled with wire and taken in the woods to be shot, "euthanised" by injecting sulphuric acid into their lungs, a slow and painful death...


For more information visit www.proanimals.ro . Read their newsletter!



The fur ads you might see in magazines and commercials portray fur coats as a symbol of elegance. But these ads fail to show how the original owners of these coats met their gruesome deaths.

Millions of fur-bearing animals - including foxes, raccoons, minks, coyotes, bobcats, lynxes, opossums, nutria, beavers, muskrats and otters - are killed each year on fur farms by anal and vaginal electrocution and in the wild by drowning, trapping, or beating. According to a study by Ford Motor Company engineer Gregory H. Smith, it takes almost three times as much energy to make a coat from trapped animals' pelts and 40 times as much from ranch-raised furs than it does to make a fake fur coat.

Quick facts at www.furisdead.com/cc-qfacts.htm - Get ready to try your hand at spotting the hags under the bags, www.furshame.com/index.html

Read about the facts at www.furisdead.com/animals.html - Join PeTA in their campaign against fur trading, see what you can do!

PETA Catalog for Cruelty-Free Living at, www.petacatalog.org/Home.asp , PETA T-Shirts, Vegetarian Jackets, bags, and animal rights t-shirts

Persia White Exposes Bloody Truth Behind Fur in Graphic New PETA Ad



Wild, domestic and especially abandoned animals need our permanent protection. Where human attitude fails, the enforcement of animal protection laws should fill the gap. EU member states have different animal protection laws; the better ones have animal protection inspection boards. The EU should play an important role in the improvement of the animal protection laws of member states.

In some EU member states the enforcement of animal protection laws has rock bottom priority. In these states the penalties are low, reports are not accepted by the police and animal abuse is denied. Consequently many animals in need are unprotected, have a miserable life or meet a horrible death. Don¥t turn away from this disgraceful state of affairs. Please act if you witness or detect incidents, situations or developments that (will) harm animals.

Speak up to the culprit when an animal is molested, poisoned, badly housed or neglected. And/or report the case to the police, the animal protection inspection board or an animal protection organization. In case of poisoning also inform Action Against Poisoning and the regional veterinary department of your ministry of agriculture.

When animal protection laws are revoked or mitigated, or when law enforcement is neglected, email, fax ≠or better≠ send a protest to your president, responsible ministers or EU members of parliament (MEP's) to improve the animal's welfare.

Find MEP's at www.europarl.eu.int/ep5/owa/p_meps2.repartition?ilg=EN&iorig=homeall

or write your own petition at href=www.europarl.eu.int/petition/petition_en.htm to the E. U.

You will find examples in "Letters" and here too.

PresidÍncia da Rep˙blica
Governo da Rep˙blica

People who are violent to animals rarely stop there...

"There is no better way to serve the Creator than to be kind to His creatures." - Isaac Bashevis Singer



The Istanbul authorities know no other policy than poisoning the thousands of stray dogs on their streets or locking them up in prison like kennels that they will never leave. The only humane solution for the dogs was the SHKD relief center. SHKD is forced to leave their premises and continue in an open forest shelter that is also threatened. There are too many dogs in this open shelter. To prevent 200 of these healthy, vaccinated and neutered dogs to be put down we urge you to help SHKD to rehome the dogs in Europe as soon as possible. New EU transport regulations regarding animals from outside the EU will make their import to EU countries after July 3rd or possibly October 1st 2004 nearly impossible. So please hurry up and help!

Please sign the petition to the Mayor of Istanbul


Please write protest letters and tell other people!

Five bulls will be sacrificed for the opening of the brand new arena. The arena will be used for bullfights and to sport events.

Main sponsor is the French supermarket concern EcomarchÈ/IntermarchÈ. We do not understand Portuguese authorities allowing bullfights that are detested by 80% of the Portuguese population. And we are astonished by a French concern sponsoring Iberian folkloristic animal abuse.

Unlike in Spanish bullfights, the Portuguese claim not to kill the bulls. Quite hypocritically the bull is not killed in view of the spectators, but after having left the arena. It can take hours or even days before a butcher puts him out of his misery. Only the Portuguese border town Barrancos is licensed to perform Spanish bullfights, where bulls actually are killed in the arena.

Write two protest letters: one to the city council of T·bua, another to the bullfights sponsor, EcomarchÈ.

Protest to the City Council of T·bua at cmtabua@mail.telepac.pt

Dear sir/madam,

Recently, I heard that there is a new arena in the city of T·bua, Portugal. There will be bullfights in this arena, starting from Sunday, the 18th of July.

I hereby strongly object to these bullfights. The bulls are tortured by several horse riders with banderillas and then they are mistreated by a group of men who humiliate and hurt the bulls even more. At the end, the bulls are led out of the arena, where they will be killed AFTER the banderillas have been removed. Sometimes, they have to wait for days before the butcher arrives. Imagine the pain these animals are exposed to!

Please, stop these bullfights, not only on the 18th of July, but forever. Almost 80% of the Portuguese are against bullfights and they want it to stop as soon as possible. Listen to the voices of these people and of the millions of other Europeans (Spaniards, too) who want these tortures to stop.

Thank you!

With regards,

(name, country)


Send this letter to bullfight sponsor EcomarchÈ

Subject: Tourada in T·bua

Dear sirs,

I hear EcomarchÈ is sponsoring bullfights in T·bua, Portugal, which will take place on the 18th of July.

I don't understand why you would sponsor such a cruel event. The bulls are tortured by several horse riders with banderillas and then mistreated by a group of men who humiliate and hurt them further. In the end, the bulls are led out and will be killed AFTER the banderillas have been removed. Sometimes, they have to wait for days before the butcher arrives. Can you imagine the suffering of these animals?!

Please stop sponsoring bullfights! Almost 80% of the French and the Portuguese peoples are against bullfights, they are your customers.

With regards,

(name, country)

Send this letter by email to: service.conso@mousquetaires.com and ecomarche@mousquetaires.com and intermarche@mousquetaires.com



RSPCA fears clean-up' cull: www.mirror.co.uk/news/allnews/page.cfm?objectid=14416209&method=full&siteid=50143

by Achilleas Topas

July 12, 2004

EXPERTS fear up to 15,000 stray dogs will be poisoned before next month's Athens Olympics so the city looks "pristine".

Authorities in the Greek capital fear the sight of packs roaming the streets will damage the country's bid to show it is modern and civilised, the RSPCA said yesterday.

Greek animal welfare groups say slaughter of the city's estimated 15,000 strays has started. Eighty dogs have been found dead in Saronida, a coastal resort where members of the British team are expected to stay.

One animal welfare activist said: "There's been a big increase in poisonings and we expect it to rise sharply."

David Bowles of RSPCA International has been helping to train Greek officials to catch and treat strays humanely. He said: "We're seriously concerned thousands of dogs will be poisoned so Greece can show Athens is a pristine, modern city. It would be barbaric and would solve nothing." He added: "A lot of the local authorities don't know how to treat dogs humanely."

Another senior RSPCA official added: "If the Greeks continue to poison dogs they can't consider themselves civilised."

The authorities insist there will be no mass poisoning but Athens' few dog shelters are already crowded. Greece has little tradition of caring for strays. Poisoning animals is a crime there but it is the usual method of keeping numbers down and is used unofficially by some local councils.

A spokesman for the Greek Embassy in London said animal welfare was taken seriously in Greece. "Measures have been taken to improve standards."

As of March 9th, 2004, the Canadian Voice For Animals, has begun a boycott against the Olympic games in Athens, Greece... It is our sincere hope that you will join us in our fight to save the stray dogs and cats of Athens, that are systematically being destroyed in the cruellest of methods. After numerous conversations and the exchange of letters with Greek officials it is apparent to us, that our requests for the rescue and re-homing of the strays of Athens, have gone unanswered. We therefore, reluctantly, begin our boycott against the Athens Olympic games, and all things Greek.

ATHENS, Greece (Reuters) -- Greek dog lovers accused the city of Athens of poisoning and burning more than 3,000 stray dogs this year to try to clean up streets before the 2004 Olympics.

A recent spate of poisonings have decimated the stray animal population in the National Gardens in Athens, Greece. The discovery of a husky suffering from serious burns in Thessaloniki after a soccer match provoked a sharp rise in complaints of animal abuse in Greece by international protection groups and ordinary citizens. The current absence of a legislative framework to protect animals against such abuse is the focus of much of the recent wave of criticism of Greece. "The dogs have been killed, poisoned, burnt and dumped in garbage bins in various areas of the capital," says Marianna Polichroniadou

WAG's (Welfare for Animals in Greece) dramatic, documentary exposing Greece in all her glory... click here to see it (5.4M dload).

Read more... ...and sign the petition ! Visit Welfare for Animals in Greece to help...

Read Open Letter to Greece and its Citizens by Greek Lawyer Anna Pouliou

Read "The Greatest Celebration on Earth"? by Marijo Anne Gillis, founder, WAG, New York



29 July 2004

Stop this shame now!




Eighteen enclosure hours on a lorry. A long journey, in slaughtering conditions to the new laboratories of a pharmaceutical company in Nerviano, Italy. The transfer from the airport in Paris to Malpensa of 120 macaques from the Mauritius island ended yesterday morning at six o'clock.

At Malpensa airport to wait for the precious load (306000 euros), there was the Forest Guard who are supposed to check licences and authorisations for importation. Trafficking in macaques is forbidden in the European Comunity to prevent their extinction. But animals destined to the research laboratories are exempted. Protected and often worshipped in the zones of origin, the macaques represent on the international market especially valid and sought- after animals to be used for the experimentation. And the Farney- Maherborug (Mauritius islands) Noveprim Group is specialized in the stock farm in captivity of these primates then to export them in all the world. The "match" reached yesterday to Malpensa, (Italien airport) was destined to a pharmaceutical company of Nerviano Medical which is responsible for studying the toxicity level and then the tolerance degree of new antitumoral products. The transport of the 120 monkeys had to happen in the maximum discretion. From several directions in fact, they took fortime protests and requests for the suspension of the research off on the Primates. And it is maybe to avoid disputes by the animalist than the journey took place on a motorvehicle and not the plane. Soon after the arrival to Malpensa the unloading operations are begun. The 120 monkeys, everyones strictly with a recognition number tattooed on the chest, are in clear situation of stress and torpor for the efforts and the uncomfortable of the journey. It's painful lets see them move with difficulty, their so agile on the trees. A monkey is wounded to a hand, it loses blood. The lesion seems both been caused by the metal net of separation between a container and the other. Probably the macaque hurt himself trying to go out. The clearanced practices are sped up to the maximum. The cases are loaded in a hurry. The researchers are ready to isolate, in quarantine, all the animals. The motorvehicle left again with his macaques load. For the last journey.


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An animal dies... every 3 seconds in an European laboratory; every 2 seconds in a japanese lab; every second in an american lab. In the United Kingdom alone, almost 3 million animals are killed annually in labs...

If you want to know more about vivisection and what we can and must do to put an end to this despicable industry, visit www.buav.org and www.stopanimaltests.com and www.pcrm.org

Consumer products companies that DON't TEST on animals

Consumer products companies that DO TEST on animals

"The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing." - Albert Einstein