7 Successes in Helping Abused Animals

7 Successes in Helping Abused Animals

The successes in helping abused animals are growing, too slowly for us animal lovers, but at least they are growing more rapidly.

Photo Credits: Elephants in TZ by Kristian Schmidt.

Dog Meat

As reported by One Green Planet, 126 dog meat restaurants have been permanently closed or stopped selling dog meat in China. Animals Asia has been at the forefront in this accomplishment. Their investigation has shown that 1039 dog meat restaurants were suspected on illegality. Some Chinese government departments have finally opened its eyes to the illegal methods of obtaining the dogs and have done something about it. Animals Asia has been tirelessly working with local groups to share information and bring greater success.Unfortunately, this is not across the board.over 10 million dogs are being brutally slaughtered every year.  Please sign the Animals Asia petition to #EndTheDogMeatTrade.

Manatees

Save the Manatee Club in Michigan supports numerous conservation efforts. The races they run since 2003 have raised $175,000 towards helping manatees. These awesome beings have been downlisted from endangered to threatened. Luckily their numbers have increased but that shouldn’t stop the efforts. 2016 was the deadliest year for watercraft moralities.

Wildlife and Elephants

WildAid has reported that Ugandans value their wildlife and elephants. In a nationwide survey in Uganda, 79% indicated that it would matter a great deal if their wildlife disappeared.  They indicated that elephants needed the most protection, followed by lions, then gorillas and pangolins.The Uganda Conservation Foundation, WildAid, and the Uganda Wildlife Authority will be launching a major conservation awareness campaign in June.

Trauma Training

Peta has reported that we have a victory. The U.S. Coast Guard will end its use of animals in trauma training. The trauma training included shooting, stabbing and dismembering live animals. They will use a simulation modelling too instead.

Black Bear Cubs

CBC News has reported that Judy and Roger Stearns in Manitoba, Canada, plan to build the first black bear cub rehabilitation facility in Rockwood. It is getting much support from the community. Manitoba has been one of the only provinces in Canada that has a black bear population and did not have a rehab facility. The council will vote on this proposal June 14th.

Vegan

The growth in vegan foods has been amazing. Rise of the Vegan has reported that a large dairy company Elmhurst Dairy, in Queens, New York will end its dairy operation after 90 years due to decreased customer demand. It is great to see half the dairy shelves with non-milk dairy. This company has renamed itself to Elmhurst and is now producing their own healthy plant-based milks. Research shows that half (49%) of Americans now regularly consume non-dairy milk.

In addition, people are switching whey protein powders to plant-based protein powders, which the best for building muscle.

Documenting Cruelty as well as Scams

Dovers has reported that animal rights group Showing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK) in Nebraska, is using drones to fly over livestock research facility US Meat Animal Research Center, to document cruel lamb experiments. The Times had reported abuse at this USDA facility in 2015.  SHARK also investigates potential scams and fraud by animal rescue organizations.

NY Vegetarian Food Festival Cruelty-free Helping Abused Animals

NY Vegetarian Food Festival Cruelty-free Helping Abused Animals

NY Vegetarian Food Festival

The NYC Vegetarian Food Festival will be held on Saturday May 20 and Sunday May 21, 2017 at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, from 11AM to 6 PM.

All these companies are helping abused animals with their products and rescue support.

It is wonderful to see more vegan options in restaurants and supermarkets. Just 1 year ago, it was difficult to find vegan milk. Now, half the milk isles are with multiple options of vegan milk. Much more funding, with venture capital is flooding the research market. A great example is PlantBased Solutions. Their goal is to “support the world with innovative plant-based products. Their focus includes food, packaging, health, beauty and fashion”. Other companies such as Ripple Foods that just came out with pea-protein milk, offers a great protein-based milk product that is also low in sugar. Many clothing companies are focusing their attention to creating clothing that is cruelty-free. They use no animals, nor exploit any animals in their creation of warm clothing. Great examples are Wully Outerwear and Will’s Vegan Shoes & Accessories Co., two of the exhibitors at the NYC Vegetarian Festival. Be Brilliant Bags offers cruelty-free hand bags. Companies offering cruelty-free cosmetics such as Derma-E and cleaning products such as Better Life are growing too.

Join us at the Festival.

This year’s exhibitors:

 

 

Additional samples of cruelty-free products.

5 Things Helping People Become Vegan

5 Things Helping People Become Vegan

With a greater interest in caring for animals, there are many things that are helping people become vegan. This includes vegan foods, vegan cooking classes, vegan products, internet tips and recipes, vegan books and more. When people become vegan, they are helping abused animals and the environment.

 

Great Vegan Cooking Classes

I just attended a great vegan cooking class held at the Natural Gourmet Institute with instructor Sara Furcini, in New York City. I really enjoyed learning new recipes under proper instruction, with great tips. One of my favorite was learning about black salt that smells and tastes like eggs and other ingredients that I am now starting to use. The class enjoyed cooking and eating multiple, very tasty brunch dishes. Thank you to Sara!! Check out her other classes. Also, check out her website www.BlissNVinegar.com for great recipes and tips. The raspberry muffins were out of this world.

Great Vegan Foods

Not only are there great tasting vegan foods and dishes. Vegan foods are helping abused animals. And they are also healthy and support the environment. Research is currently being done to help male chicks from being ground to death, for example, by Compassion in World Farming. Companies such as Gardein offers many tasty dishes such as Mandarin Orange, found in the frozen section. Their website also offers great recipes. Miso soup, tempeh, olives and pickles, almond milk, hummus, all the vegetables and fruit, to enjoy and stay healthy … the list goes on.

Some great websites that offer vegan recipes include…

 

So many vegan cookbooks, such as…

 

Cruelty-Free Products (samples of great products)…

 

This post will be updated with additional information, ongoing.

Disclosure: purchases through some of the links may generate affiliate profits. All profits go to helping abused animals.

Vegan Diet Saves Animals and The Environment

Vegan Diet Saves Animals and The Environment

A vegan diet saves animals and the environment. Mercy for Animals is an awesome organization which is constantly helping abused animals. I just saw their latest statistics on the beneficial effects of eating a vegan diet. A great reminder to those who are not vegan.

To quote Mercy for Animals’, statistics, “Each day, a person who eats a vegan diet saves

  • 110 gallons of water
  • 45 lbs of grain
  • 30 sq ft of forests
  • 20 lbs of CO2
  • the life of one animal

Go vegan! There are great recipes and restaurants. Some are listed HERE under our Resources Section.

For more information about Mercy for Animals, checkout our directory listing HERE.

Climate-Change? 65B Reasons to go Vegan.

Concerns about climate change are global. So why…

Why is there relatively such little concern about factory farming, which is affecting climate change? Why aren’t all those concerned with climate change also vegan, and thereby helping abused animals in addition to helping climate change?

The brutality and inhumanity against animals are reasons enough to go vegan. But, if one needs a climate-related reason, it is known that factory farming contributes greatly to global warming. The Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs ) is playing a key role.

65 Billion animals are crammed into CAFOs, imprisoned, tortured and killed in unhealthy, unsanitary CAFOs.

Sickness is the norm for animals who are confined rather than pastured, eating GMO corn and soybeans rather than grass. The antibiotics and growth hormones that they are fed are threatening the environment as they enter our drinking water. The food contains antibiotic-resistant pathogens and drug residues that affect our bodies.

CAFOs contribute to greenhouse gases more than the transportation industry. So when people assess their air quality, they should realize that it is their animal-food that is causing a large part of the problem.

Animals require a tremendous amount of water, affecting areas like California that have droughts. Factory farming requires more food (grains that could feed people), than it produces.

And what about the eco-system for animals outside the farms? We are causing the torture and extinction of many animals which causes an imbalance in the environment.

It’s long past due to take care of the animals rather than abusing and killing them.

  • When will people’s hearts be larger than their stomachs?
  • When will people decide that it is more important to save millions of animals from being tortured and killed than to get a fur coat, leather shoes and pocketbooks.
  • When will people realize that trophy-killing is not only brutally inhumane, but brings extinction that can never be reversed.
  • When will people realize that animals’ purpose in life is not for our entertainment, but rather, to live in the manner that is humane, and ecologically and environmentally safe.
  • When will stopping animal cruelty be more important than the makeup and household products that are purchased?

The list goes on and on, …. We need to be helping abused animals live in peace with their families in their environment. Animals feel pain and loneliness. That has been proven. Animal lovers weep at the brutality against animals. The sample stories and pictures depicting such abuse are beyond words.

There is so much humanity among animals in the animal kingdom. It’s horrific that such humanity is missing from so many people.

Go vegan to help the animals, ourselves, and the globe. If you care about the climate, you should care about the living beings too.

References:

http://ecowatch.com/2013/01/21/factory-farming-global-warming/

Helping Abused Animals: Many Successes But Too Many More Challenges

Helping Abused Animals: Many Successes But Too Many More Challenges

There are many success stories in helping abused animals, thankfully. So many have helped improve conditions for animals. Yet, the successes only skim the surface. The amount of challenges and suffering that animals are facing is beyond belief, a terrible horror.

Saved Koala

Helping Abused Animals Success Stories

Rescue organizations are saving animals, for example, SOS Wildlife saved elephants from abuse and poor conditions; Soi Dog Foundation saved many dogs from torture and death. Many organizations (see directory for sample) and many nameless people are helping abused animals where ever they can.

“Greyhound trainers sentenced to PRISON for animal cruelty”, thanks to Animals Australia investigations to achieve justice for the victims of live baiting. Animals Australia rescued some lucky greyhounds after they retired from racing. Otherwise, they would have faced death at retirement.

“Tennessee Becomes First State to Create Animal Abuser Registry”, as reported by Pet360. “According to the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS), which is dedicated to ending the exploitation of animals used in science, lawmakers in 10 states introduced but failed to pass bills establishing an animal abuser registry before the end of the 2015 legislative session. Those states are: Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.”

As reported by Independent News, notable success stories include reduction in abusive animal entertainment, reduction in brutal religious animal sacrifice, bans on fox-hunting with more than 2 dogs, retirement of federally owned chimpanzees from lab experimentation, some countries banned animal-sex tourism and cosmetics & household-product testing on animals, horse-drawn carriages, no more breeding of orcas for SeaWorld.

Petitions have helped bring justice. As Animal Petitions notes, successes include less baby monkeys being tortured in labs, vet’s license revoked for killing a cat brutally, turtle-abusing and pig wrestling events cancelled, lions returning home, mittens donated for burned koalas, airlines banning the transporting of wildlife trophies.

Many more vegan restaurants and food options are blooming. More people are eating less animal products. as they are becoming more aware of the brutality that exists behind food products.

Helping Abused Animals Continued Challenges

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These successes are great but only skim the surface.

  • Farm animals are still tortured for food. Dogs and cats are tortured before being killed for food because of the perceived benefits.
  • Live frogs are encased in key chains to suffocate.
  • Zoos are acting as jails, leaving many animals in small cages where they can’t move much or alone as in the Bronx Zoo lonely elephant case.
  • Wild animals killed for trophies.
  • Elephants and rhinos on the verge of extinction, yet poached and killed for their tusks for ivory trinkets.
  • Horrible quarantine facilities for animals to die in. Kill ‘shelters’.
  • Skins of animals ripped off their live bodies and electrocution for fur and leather.
  • Animal entertainment continues torturing. Bull, horse, dog and other animal fighting, torture and killing.
  • Puppy mills.
  • Insensitive families leaving their pets out on chains and in fidget cold weather unprotected and lonely.
  • Pet owners giving up their pets because they just don’t want them anymore, leaving them to die in shelters and feel bereavement at being abandoned by their ‘loving’ families.
  • Stuffing of ducks forcefully for Foie Gras.
  • Garbage thrown into the sea.
  • And if that is not enough, there are always some people who enjoy torturing and killing animals for fun.

Animals are loving, sensitive beings

shar peiAnimals feel emotional and physical pain and fear, just like humans. They are devoted, loving beings that need to be treasured, loved and taken care of. We are their voice.

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