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Pregnant cat thrown into glass container

cat tied up in glass bin

In Oude Pekela, The Netherlands, a pregnant cat was tied up and thrown into a glass container. She has been rescued and is currently doing fine.

The website PrachtigPekela will give out a reward for the tip that leads to the person responsible for this.

glasbakThe glass container the cat was thrown into. With her front and back legs tied together, she struggled on the many glass shards, injuring her feet.

kitten saved

(Source: telegraaf.nl)

Puppy Mills / Puppy Farms

puppy farm

 A puppy mill or  puppy farm is a  large dog  breeding facility  created to mass  produce puppies  for profit.

 Likened to  battery hens,  the breeding  dogs are kept in  cages or pens  for their entire  life with the sole purpose of producing puppies for the pet shop, internet and overseas markets.

Pet shops require a constant supply of cute, young puppies and individual shops can take more than 20 a week. Multiply that by the number of pet shops found in shopping centres throughout America, China, Australia and other countries and you have the perfect distribution network for an industry producing hundreds of puppies with little concern paid to quality, health or temperament.

In Australia these farms have anything from 20 to 1000 breeding females who are kept constantly pregnant or lactating in order to keep up with demand. The health, behaviour and temperament problems found in puppies from puppy mills are well documented and for each cute, fluffy litter of puppies seen in a pet shop window their mother is likely to be suffering the fate of a puppy mill dog.

Puppies from puppy farms often have severe genetic disorders. They are sometimes impossible to housebreak. They are sometimes impossible to train. They are often aggressive, shy, anti-social and have severe behavioural problems.

puppy mills

Dogs in puppy farms are kept in small cages their entire lives. They breed constantly. They often have filthy living conditions, little to no veterinary care, bare minimum of food, dirty water and never see the sun. They have no interaction with people apart from when they’re put into the cage, and when their puppies are taken out of the cage.
When they have exhausted their use as breeding dogs, they are dumped at pounds, on the side of the road, killed or left to starve to death.

(Source: gaiaonline.com)

Dog crushed by runner

Oldenzaal, The Netherlands. „It’s your own fault. You should’ve put the dog on a leash”, is what the 50 - 60 year old man said to the 11 year old girl after he crushed the 6-month old Shih-Tzu puppy under his shoes while he was running. 

A married couple went on a picnic with their two daughters, Kim (11) and Lisa (14). A man who was running passed them, and their puppy Boet playfully ran with him. The mother asked the man to pause, so she could take the puppy back, but he ignored this request and kept running. Out of sight, a heartbreaking cry followed. It was Boet, who was hit hard by the feet of the runner. 

Kim ran up to her dog, but immediately noticed he was dead.

„It’s your own fault. You should’ve put the dog on a leash” is what he said to Kim, who was holding her now dead puppy in her arms. 

(Source: telegraaf.nl)

Another Well Done for mankind.

Another Well Done for mankind.

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Ohio Dairy Farm Brutality

On September 24, 2010, Billy Joe Gregg, Jr., a worker at Conklin Dairy Farms caught on hidden camera during a Mercy For Animals investigation maliciously abusing cows and calves, pleaded guilty to six misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals.

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During a four-week investigation in April and May, MFA’s investigator documented farm workers:

  • Violently punching young calves in the face, body slamming them to the ground, and pulling and throwing them by their ears
  • Routinely using pitchforks to stab cows in the face, legs and stomach
  • Kicking “downed” cows (those too injured to stand) in the face and neck – abuse carried out and encouraged by the farm’s owner
  • Maliciously beating restrained cows in the face with crowbars – some attacks involving over 40 blows to the head
  • Twisting cows’ tails until the bones snapped
  • Punching cows’ udders
  • Bragging about stabbing, dragging, shooting, breaking bones, and beating cows and calves to death

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Sadly, cruelty to farmed animals in Ohio – no matter how egregious – is classified as a mere misdemeanor. Ohio has some of the weakest animal protection laws in the nation – ranking 43rd out of all 50 states. Further, no federal laws provide protection for farmed animals during their lives on the farm. Such inadequate state laws and the absence of federal laws lead to rampant abuse.

(Source: mercyforanimals.org)

veganlove:

97 percent of seals killed for Canada’s annual slaughter are under the age of 3 months and the majority are under 1 month.  At the time of slaughter, many pups have never eaten their first solid meal or taken their first swim.

(Source: theinformedvegan)

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thisisnotokgroup:

Animal testing.

thisisnotokgroup:

Animal testing.

(Reblogged from animalcruelty-notok)

Victims of Vanity: The Investigation

“In early 2011 Born Free USA and Respect for Animals conducted a landmark investigation inside the world of fur trapping. We uncovered for the first time in more than a decade the shocking cruelty and brutality involved in the trapping of wild animals for the fur trade. The images and videos we present with our investigation are graphic and disturbing. Please use discretion in viewing.”

Killing Techniques

"[The trapper] says sometimes trapped animals, like raccoons, will die not of drowning but of hypothermia if they’re in the water too long in a trap that doesn’t drown them."

killing a trapped raccoon

"It takes six minutes to finally kill the raccoon. It is repeatedly hit round the head and forced under water by [the trapper’s] combination stick and boot, but it keeps wriggling free only to get bashed over the head again when it emerges from below. It fights for its life, at one point grasping the stick by its paws, but finally [the trapper] manages to get his boot over the raccoon’s neck and pins him to the river bottom where it slowly drowns. It’s an incredibly inhumane way to die and was very distressing to watch though [the other trapper] didn’t seem too bothered by it. [The trapper] shows his anger during this period and I think how many other animals have experienced a fate like this in his 50 years of trapping."

killing a trapped fox

"Under one log sitting on the frozen creek is a gray fox — it appears almost asleep but is shivering and its back leg is caught up in the trap, which is dangling halfway between the log and the frozen water. Unlike the red fox, which go crazy on approach, these beautiful creatures are much more passive, almost accepting their fate. [The trapper] uses the restrainer to get control of the fox, before crushing his knee down on its chest. He says the size 3 this fox is trapped in “is hard on the fox.

"[The shopkeeper] said that one of his [the trapper’s] coon dogs had been caught by a coyote and injured. His remedy was to go to a pet store, buy a live rat then wrap it in live in barbwire to a tree while setting a trap beneath it. When he caught the coyote [the shopkeeper] said he pretty much tortured the life out of it.”

tortured fox

The trapped red fox is suffocated via foot crushing in Pennsylvania in January 2011. PHOTO CREDIT: Born Free USA / Respect for Animals ©

fox death


fox

A gray fox sustains a leg injury in a leghold trap in Pennsylvania in January 2011. The fox later was crushed to death under a trapper’s knee. PHOTO CREDIT: Born Free USA / Respect for Animals ©

"In the pickup [the trapper] tells me of how he sometimes teaches trapping days put on by the local district. He said they’re pretty popular and last year they had 70 kids wanting to get into trapping and a few women."

Read more about Trapped Animal Injuries, Non-Target Animals,  Illegal Practicesand more here: http://www.bornfreeusa.org/a10a1_investigation.php

Gallery of killing techniques: http://www.bornfreeusa.org/poptag/killingtechniques

make-a-ruckus:

Boycott L’Oreal until they are 100% cruelty free!

Due to a series of public backlashes, L’Oreal claims to be on the move to becoming cruelty-free. They pledge to be cruelty free by 2013, but this does not mean that we should support them. If you do not agree with harming and exploiting animals for our own vanity we challenge you to make a conscious effort to boycott L’Oreal until 2013, or until they are officially cruelty free.

Boycotting L’Oreal does not just mean boycotting anything with the brand name on it, L’Oreal is the world’s largest cosmetic company and owns a huge portion of the beauty industry, meaning that ethical shoppers should take measures to avoid all companies owned by L’Oreal.

All of these companies are known to be owned by L’Oreal cosmetics:

KerastaseMatrix, Mizani, Redken, Garnier, Maybelline, Softsheen-Carson, Biotherm, The Body Shop (though the Body Shop is CCIC-approved — it was bought by L’Oreal last March — it’s kind of a gray area whether it’s cruelty free or not), Cacharel, Diesel Perfumes, Giorgio Armani Parfums and Cosmetics, Guy Laroche, Helena Rubinstein, Kiehl’s, Lancome, Paloma Picasso, Ralph Lauren, Shu Uemura, Victor et Rolf parfums, Dermablend, La Roche-Posay, SkinCeuticals, Vichy Laboratories, Inneov, Ombrelle.

Be aware of what you are purchasing and use your consumerist power to stop animal testing. Be an ethical shopper and don’t buy into cruelty!

Boycott L’Oreal, and if you particularly love their products, write them an email and encourage them to become cruelty free SOONER!

 Make A Ruckus, and NEVER support something you don’t believe is right!

(Reblogged from make-a-ruckus)

This is a picture of an Animal Testing Facility.
The reason they use rabbits for animal testing is because they are the only animal who can not flush chemicals out of their eyes without using aids like water or their paws.
Next time you buy cosmetics or hair spray or anything in the beauty section - choose the brands that are NOT tested on animals.
Here’s a hint: Loreal are the worlds biggest cosmetic animal testers, and Garnier is a sub-company of Loreal.
If you have trouble finding out who tests on animals and who doesn’t, google is at your fingertips.
Reblog to raise awareness. 

This is a picture of an Animal Testing Facility.

The reason they use rabbits for animal testing is because they are the only animal who can not flush chemicals out of their eyes without using aids like water or their paws.

Next time you buy cosmetics or hair spray or anything in the beauty section - choose the brands that are NOT tested on animals.

Here’s a hint: Loreal are the worlds biggest cosmetic animal testers, and Garnier is a sub-company of Loreal.

If you have trouble finding out who tests on animals and who doesn’t, google is at your fingertips.

Reblog to raise awareness. 

make-a-ruckus:

It is estimated that in 2010 alone, L’oreal tested almost 2.5 million animals JUST in France.

Enough is enough. Put your money where your heart is.

(Reblogged from make-a-ruckus)