These top predators could do some serious damage to humans but time and again they refrain, even when being tortured to death with their families.
All day historic demo on 23 of july against bullfighting in Plaça d’Alcudia, with some public support and surprising 5 busloads of deceived tourists, many of whom refused to enter or left crying and joined the demonstrators
|Crònica de la manifestació del dia 23 de juliol contra la tauromàquia davant la plaça de bous d’Alcúdia, que es prolongà durant tota la correguda i rebé la simpatia dels turistes que abandonaren la plaça.|
|“La vostra entrada fa olor a sang”, “Assassins” i “Sou la vergonya d’aquest país” són els clams que ahir, per primera vegada, no es deixaren de sentir fora de la plaça de bous. Des que compraven les entrades i fins que sortiren, els còmplices de tal barbàrie foren increpats pels manifestants anti-taurins, recordant-los que els animals no són mercaderia i que són torturats i assassinats únicament per l’oci i els divertiment d’uns pocs. View full article »|
12 Jan by Michelle Macaluso
Animal rights activists are taking credit for setting fire to and destroying 14 cattle trucks at California’s largest beef producing, feeding and marketing ranches.
The North American Animal Liberation press office posted an anonymous letter on its website from activists claiming full responsibility for the arson……
“We’re not delusional enough to believe that this action will shut down the [H]arris feeding company, let alone have any effect on factory farming as a whole. [B]ut we maintain that this type of action still has worth,” the statement reads……
read all HERE http://earthfirstnews.wordpress.com
About 20,000 spectators are expected to fill Barcelona’s Monumental arena, where top matadors will be performing.
Lawmakers voted for the ban last year – the first in mainland Spain – after 180,000 people signed a petition.
They say the bullfighting is barbaric, but opponents say they will challenge the ban in Spain’s top court.
Cruel killing for entertainment continues however in some local Festivals.
The ban takes effect on 1 January, but Sunday’s fights in Catalonia will be the last events of the 2011 season
She adds that there is also a growing awareness of animal rights and, crucially, the desire of Catalan nationalists to distinguish the region from the rest of Spain and its traditions.
Bullfighting is permitted in all other regions of Spain except in the Canary Islands.
Campaigners hope to extend the ban across the country, but they face a far tougher task in traditional bullfighting heartlands like Andalucia and Madrid, our correspondent says.
Police have reported a rash of sabotage actions against pig and turkey farms across northeastern Iowa. Damage is described as “considerable”. Neither the Animal Liberation Front nor other clandestine animal liberation group has yet claimed responsibility.
The actions are described as occurring at “multiple” farms in three counties. Three pig factory farms were vandalized in Chickasaw and Fayette Counties. One turkey factory farm in Bremer County was also targeted. One of the sabotaged farms was 5 miles northwest of New Hampton, site of the largest Animal Liberation Front mink liberation in U.S. history.
The sabotage included damaged office equipment and broken windows. Police have not ruled out the actions could be merely apolitical vandalism. However if there was no danger of animal’s being harmed in the action, factory farms would be a likely A.L.F. target and these attacks would fit the model of an Animal Liberation Front action.
Police are advising farms to be vigilant in monitoring their farms, and call police if they notice suspicious vehicles.
A nice cartoon that tells you the real truth about animal cruelty and where your food really comes from.
For more information about this film and to take action visit: http://www.mediathatmattersfest.org/4/the_meatrix/index.php?fs=action
The state House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly Wednesday for a bill that links cases of child abuse with cases of animal cruelty.
The bill requires local animal control officers and employees at the state Department of Children and Families to report cases of animal cruelty to the state agriculture department. The agriculture commissioner would then be required to issue a monthly report, starting in November 2011, to the DCF commissioner, who would determine whether anyone suspected of animal cruelty is also simulataneously on the list of families at DCF.