Capitalism’s animal holocaust continues.

November 2022 Forums General discussion Capitalism’s animal holocaust continues.

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    Thomas_More
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    Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming allow some of the most vicious murdering methods of gray wolves. It’s completely legal to choke gray wolves to death with painful snares, maim and mangle their helpless bodies with traps, chase them down with helicopters until they’re so weak and tired they cannot run, and hunters can even blow up wolves in their homes, including nursing mothers and their pups, while seeking refuge in their dens.

    #232749
    Thomas_More
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    The American bumblebee population alone has plummeted by 89% in the last two decades, nearly vanishing from eight states already.
    (Friends of the Earth)

    #232750
    Thomas_More
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    #232859
    alanjjohnstone
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    More than 1.1 million sea turtles have been illegally killed in the past 30 years, according to new data.

    Turtle hunting and trafficking is part of a global illegal wildlife market worth as much as $23bn (£20bn) a year.

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/sep/09/more-than-11m-sea-turtles-illegally-killed-over-past-30-years-study-finds

    #233288
    alanjjohnstone
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    https://www.alternet.org/2022/08/usda-fails-animal-welfare-act/

    After failing to confiscate a single chinchilla from MCR—even as the USDA’s own inspectors issued citation after citation for Animal Welfare Act (AWA) violations over a period of five years from 2013 to 2018—the department finally filed a case in November 2018 against MCR’s owner, dealer Daniel Moulton. Following even more incomprehensible delays, the case finally went to court in 2021.

    #233618
    Thomas_More
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    Minks are shy, solitary animals who are fearful of humans and like to forage, climb, and swim in vast habitats. But undercover investigations have revealed that fur farms confine them to cramped wire cages that are often caked with waste. The animals frequently show signs of extreme psychological distress, such as frantic circling and self-mutilation, and suffer from infections, gaping wounds, and other illnesses and injuries that commonly go untreated. Mink farmers commonly use the cheapest killing methods available – including gassing, electrocution, and neck-breaking – before peeling the skin off the minks’ bodies.

    False-eyelash companies like Lilly Lashes know that no one wants to buy vile animal fur, so they are making misleading claims about their mink lashes: Lilly Lashes markets some mink-fur lashes as “vegan”.

    #233748
    Lizzie45
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    Nearly half of the planet’s bird species are in decline, according to a definitive report that paints the grimmest picture yet of the destruction of avian life.

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/sep/28/nearly-half-worlds-bird-species-in-decline-as-destruction-of-avian-life-intensifies-aoe

    #234227
    Thomas_More
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    “Wolves are being tortuously murdered by ruthless trophy hunting methods. Choked to death by snares. Legs mangled in traps. Chased down by helicopters. Even being blown up in their dens — including wolf mamas and their pups.

    Federal courts ruled to reinstate the endangered species listing for gray wolves in the majority of the lower 48 states to try and mitigate the fragile population of these beloved animals — but the Biden administration has filed an appeal to REVERSE these critical protections. If we don’t act immediately, more gray wolves will be slaughtered, and we could lose this precious canine forever.”
    (Friends of the Earth).

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    #234406
    Lizzie45
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    Interesting and horrifying case on the US Supreme Court’s schedule next Tuesday: Whether California has the right to forbid the sale of pork from out-of-state hog producers who keep pregnant sows in horrible conditions — specifically, in so-called gestational iron crates that measure just 2 feet wide and 7 feet long.

    The sows can’t move: They can’t lie down, turn around, or fully extend their limbs. They just kind of lean against the side to sleep. There’s no bedding so that their waste can drop through slats. And they suffer in these cages for the entire four months of their pregnancy. Actually, they spend just about their entire lives in those conditions because they are constantly artificially re-impregnated.

    Fortunately, their misery doesn’t last long. Once the sows are “spent” — no longer able to give birth after about 18 months to 2 years — they are slaughtered. BTW, in the wild, pigs can live up to 20 years.

    About 95 percent of the pork consumed in the US comes from factory farms that use these types of crates.

    Think about that the next time you go to buy bacon or a pork roast.

    #234442
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    Don’t forget the fish

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/oct/08/farmed-fish-feel-pain-stress-and-anxiety-and-must-be-killed-humanely-global-regulator-admits

    Lynne Sneddon, a lecturer in the biological and environment sciences department at Gothenburg University who has researched pain in fish for more than two decades, said: “There is now a wealth of scientific data showing fish are capable of pain and many government bodies accept this.

    “Fish are highly intelligent. They can navigate mazes, they have numerical skills and they have complicated relationships. They should be given the same protection as mammals.”

    #234453
    alanjjohnstone
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    #234507
    Lizzie45
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    #235558
    Thomas_More
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    For ultra-rich diners in Asia, critically endangered pangolins are BOILED ALIVE!

    #235754
    Thomas_More
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    An elephant is killed every 15 minutes.

    #235775

    And will continue. Animals are part of the ecological balance of the earth and mankind. The border created by the USA with Mexico have created an ecological imbalance because there are animals that must live in both sides, but most peoples that support that stupid wall do not know anything about zoology, geology and ecology. Nationalism is more important than nature, and then, many peoples are saying that the Indians are salvages, they knew more than anybody else about nature and the earth

    https://defenders.org/wall

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