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  • Approximately a million birds be criminally killed in just 2 months on a BMB last year.
  • The RSPB’s international director, called on the Ministry of Defence(MOD) to do extra to end local poachers, who reportedly took 15,000 birds every day during September and October from SBA.
  • The statement highlights the prohibited trapping of songbirds on the British military base has escalated and we are point of view the MOD and the Base Area authorities to resolve it before this autumn’s relocation.
  • While the MOD extra the result and questioned the way of the evaluation.
  • We do not agree to the report’s untested claims about loss of bird life in this time, which was based upon data collected from a extremely small time.
  • We are dedicated to tackling poaching which is why we under arrest nearly 50 poachers and seized 450 nets and 286 piece of poaching tools in the last relocation time. When we catch poachers we can fine them 17,000 Euro, or send them to prison for up to three years. We continue to work with local organizations to talk about how we can work as well as potential.
  • RSPB overseas territory team leader said the MOD had signed off on the 12 year old survey’s methodology and that, if anything, the numbers were traditional.
  • It is unfortunate to be surprised something which they already received. We are sure that the method is as robust as we can make it, dC1C8CFoes permit valid year on year comparisons, and that our real priority is to direct force towards solve the problem.
  • The RSPB believe that planned crime groups are now involved in the sale of the birds’ meat as a black market delicacy. Their monitors have noted the large level planting of acacia scrub that both attracts birds and creates corridors for poachers’ nets to hang.
  • Every autumn, huge number of songbirds use Cyprus as a place to rest and feed as they travel south. For centuries Cypriots have hunted the birds each September and October to make a local dish called Ambelopoulia.
  • Usually trapping was done using twigs enclosed in sticky lime that birds would land on and be not capable to get away. But the innovation of large-scale, unsystematic netting technique that capture thousands of birds, including threatened species, lead to the outlawing of both the dish and the hunting in 1974.
  • Even though the ban, those in the know can still find Ambelopoulia in the local tavernas and illegal require is driving number of birds killed to unparalleled levels. The RSPB said the amount of birds captured in Dhekelia has tripled since their monitoring started in 2002.
  • The bulk of the birds captured by the poachers are ordinary genus such as robin and blackcap and the practice of netting them has unimportant effect on their protection. The RSPB said the practice is difficult because it also captures rare group including the Cyprus wheatear and Cyprus warbler.
  • The SBA is home to about 16,000 people, half of them British military personnel and half Cypriots. The RSPB has suggested the MOD is loathe to come down too hard on the poachers because it will antagonize the local community.

  • World Animal Protection welcomes the declaration of a new law, banning the use of bears for entertainment.
  • The new legislation is a most important step forward in caring bears – make it against the law to keep and use bears for baiting, dancing and begging, as well as in circuses.
  • our local partners of WAP, to move Pakistan towards a nationwide ban on the prohibited practice of owning wild bears, and the work we continue to do to guide animal protection legislation across the country.
  • This new law sends out a clear message that the days of meanly exploiting bears, for cruel practices such as of bear baiting, are numbered.
  • We systematically speak well of the Sindh regional Government for taking a positive step forward in defensive bears, after an disturbing increase in bear baiting events in the region in current times. We now hope to see other provinces follow suit and wildlife protection laws progress nationwide.
  • The use of bears for entertainment is not only cruel, but has a major shock on wild bear numbers. The ongoing commitment by authorities in Pakistan, will help to bring us closer to keeping bears in the wild, where they belong.
  • The beginning of this laws, in preceding months: resulting in bears being confiscated, and bear owners and event organizers arrested.
  • World Animal Protection continues to work with local partner Bioresource Research Centre (BRC), to go wildlife officials and communities in bear baiting hotspots, meet and share intelligence, reinforce legislation and enforcement, and increase public awareness – to end bear baiting.

  • Animals do not feel like to be carried bicycles, stand on their heads, jump through rings of fire, but animals in circuses have no choice.
  • Trainers use rude tools, as well as whips and electric prods, to force them to perform.
  • Not only are elephants, horses, hippopotamuses, birds, dogs, camels and other animals regularly beaten by trainers, they suffer from loneliness, dullness and disturbance from being protected in overcrowded cages or chained for months on end as they take a trip from city to city.


Dancing Bears


  • Qalandars (madaris) buy laziness bear cubs, often from ethnic poachers, traders or zoos, and then utilize ache and dread to train them to “dance”.

    When the bear cub is just 6 months old, a rough iron spine is fiery and obsessed through the bear’s nose without the use of any anaesthetics or antibiotics, and a crude rope is pulled from side to side the responsive, inflamed wound.

  • The nose wounds often fail to cure completely and regularly become infested with maggots.
  • Male cubs be also castrated at a exceptionally little age to avoid them from becoming violent yet again with no being given any anaesthetics or antibiotics.
  • while the bears accomplish 1 year old, their canine teeth are knocked out with a metal rod.
  • Beatings, food denial and the torture of being dragged around by disgustingly inflamed noses teaches the bears to obey.
  • Bears are live in their rest of lives “dancing” at the end of 4-foot-long ropes with no mind motivation at all which results in severe conservative symptoms, such as pacing and convincing.
  • The owners rarely guarantee that the animals be given veterinary treatment, so these bears often die in despair because of a lack of opportune health check consideration.


Animals Used in Cinematography


  • Animals used in movies are often treated as slight more than props, and many suffer dreadfully in the rear the scenes.
  • A film set, with its hot arc-lights, persistent retakes and trainers’ whips, is a scary and foreign location for animals.
  • There have been many cases of animals who have received severe beatings through cinematography. Some animals have suffered severe injuries, and others have even died.
  • Some animals are drugged to make them easier to work with, and many have their teeth and claws surgically removed or impaired or their mouth stitched close.
  • Not many filmmakers realise that even if animals are not treated harshly during the shoot, they are always badly treated at the back the scenes.
  • foreign animals are also captured in the wild or bred in custody, and they are trained using a blend of punishment and food scarcity.
  • Physical punishment has long been the standard training method for animals in filmmaking.

  • Each year, more than 10,000 monkeys are shipped to laboratories in the US.
  • Some are traumatically detain in the forest and some are the babies of wild-caught monkeys who are breed on old industrial unit farms in Asia and Africa.
  • On these farms, monkeys go eager are wounded and die.
  • A new mother—while her baby still clings to her.When they are ready to be shipped, monkeys are protected in small shipping crates.
  • a scared monkeys wait on the runway to be loaded onto a plane.
  • Sometimes the monkeys are not provide food, water, or veterinary care and pass on sore and scary deaths during multi-stop journeys that can last more than 30 hours.
  • Those who keep on living the very tiring flights are loaded onto trucks and sent on days-long cross-country trips to laboratories.They are dark, awful places
  • Monkeys are subjected to painful, persistent, and immaterial experiments.
  • Monkeys are hungry and prohibited in order to force them to present in experiments are infected with diseases and are roughly force-fed chemicals and drugs.
  • Their heads are drilled into, and items are screwed into them.. Ultimately, they are killed.
  • These horrors go on, even though more than 90 percent of drugs that pass animal testing be unsuccessful in human trials.
  • Airlines such as US, China, and Philippine Airlines are listening to customers by refusing to ship monkeys to laboratories.
  • And Air France is now the only major airline in the world (!) that still flies monkeys to their deaths.

  • Electrocuting fur-bearing animals anally and genitally is an stressful kill technique used often to limit damage to fur. New York is the only state in which this cruel method is banned.
  • 85 percent of the fur industry’s skins come from animals who were imprisoned on fur factory farms, where they are packed into strictly packed, soiled wire cages and later often painful living.
  • There are no penalties for people who harming animals on fur farms in China, which is the world’s biggest fur exporter, supplying more than half of the complete clothing in the US.
  • One billion rabbits are killed each year so that their fur can be used in clothing or for lures in fly-fishing or trim on craft items.
  • In China, more than 2 million cats and hundreds of thousands of dogs are bludgeoned, hanged, bleed to death, and often skinned alive for their fur.
  • Fur farms harm the environment. One million pounds of feces are produced annually by U.S. mink farms alone. One dangerous component of this waste is nearly 1,000 tons of phosphorus, which pollutes nearby rivers and streams.
  • After an animal has been slaughtered, his or her skin is treated with toxic chemicals to keep it from rotting and decomposing in the buyer’s closet.
  • One-third of all fur sold in the U.S. come from animals killed in steel-jaw traps. These traps smash into close on an animal’s branch.This type of methods causes severe pain and foliage the animal fixed and hungry, sometimes for days. The conibear entrap crush an animal’s neck by applying 90 pounds of force per square inch, leave that animal to suffer for an additional three to eight minutes while he or she slowly suffocates.

On today’s factory farms, animals are crowded by the thousands into soiled,windowless sheds and limited to wire cages, development crates, infertile soil lots,and other cruel detention systems. These animals will in no way lift up their families,root around in the dirt, make nests, or do everything that is natural and important to them.Most won’t even feel the sun on their backs or inhale fresh air until the day they are loaded onto trucks bound for killing. The green pastures and quiet barnyard scenes of years past are now far memories.

The factory farming industry strives to maximize output while minimizing costs always at the animals’ expense. The giant corporations that run most factory farms have found that they can make more money by cramming animals into tiny spaces, even though many of the animals get sick and some die.

Cows, calves, pigs, chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, and other animals live in extremely stressful conditions:

• Kept in small cages or jam-packed sheds or on filthy feedlots, often with so little space that they can’t even turn around or lie down comfortably
• Deprived of exercise so that all their bodies’ energy goes toward producing flesh, eggs, or milk for human consumption
• Fed drugs to fatten them faster and keep them alive in conditions that could otherwise kill them
• Genetically altered to grow faster or to produce much more milk or eggs than they naturally would (many animals become crippled under their own weight and die just inches away from water and food)

When they have finally grown large enough, animals raised for food are crowded onto trucks and transported over many miles through all weather ends, typically without food or water, to the slaughterhouse. Those who survive this nightmarish journey will have their throats slit, often while they are still conscious. Many remain conscious when they are plunged into the scalding-hot water of the defeathering or hair-removal tanks or while their bodies are being skinned or hacked apart.

Leather Industry


Leather can be made from cows, pigs, goats, and sheep; exotic animals such as alligators, ostriches, and kangaroos; and even dogs and cats, who are slaughtered for their meat and skin in China, which exports their skins around the world.

Most leather comes from developing countries such as India and China, where animal welfare laws are either missing or not enforced.

In the U.S., several millions of cows and other animals who are killed used for their skin
suffer the horrors of factory farming severe crowding and lack as well as castration,
branding, tail-docking, and dehorning all without any painkillers.

Buying leather straight contribute to factory farms and slaughterhouses because skin is the most economically important byproduct of the animal protein industry. Leather is also no friend of the atmosphere, as it shares responsibility for all the environmental damage caused by the meat industry as well as the pollution caused by the toxins used in tanning.

Fur Industry

Whether it come from an animal on a hair ranch or one who was mesmerized in the wild, every fur coat, charm, and bit of trim caused an animal stunning suffering and took away a life.

Animals on fur farms spend their entire life controlled to restricted, soiled wire cages. Fur farmers use the cheapest and cruelest killing methods available, including suffocation, electrocution, gas, and poison.

More than half the fur in the U.S. comes from China, where millions of Dogs and Cats are bludgeoned, hanged, bled to death, and often skinned alive for their fur. Chinese fur is often deliberately mislabeled, so if you wear any fur, there’s no way of knowing for sure whose skin you’re in.

Animals who are Trapped In the Wild can suffer for days from blood loss, shock, dehydration, frostbite, gangrene, and attacks by predators. They may be caught in steel-jaw traps that slam down on their legs, often cutting to the bone; Conibear traps, which crush their necks with 90 pounds of pressure per square inch; or water-set traps, which leave beavers, muskrats, and other animals struggling for more than nine distressing minutes before drowning.

Using animals in research and testing is a contentious issue. People frequently oppose as to whether they think animal experiments are necessary, useful or justified, and to what extent non-animal alternatives are available.


We consider that every area of animal use should be judged separately and that replace the use of animals with humane alternative must be the major goal.


Areas of animal use


Experiments on animals are carried out for many different purposes:


developing and testing medicines and vaccines for humans or animals


study how animals’ and humans’ bodies function


assessing the safety of chemicals, such as pesticides, for their potential effects on human health or the atmosphere.


What we think


We know that animals can familiarity pain and distress in experiments and that this can be severe. The way that animals are breed, transported, housed and handled may also cause pain. We take a positive, practical approach, liaising with people involved in animal use in government, trade and science to ensure that:


the need and justification for using animals is always seriously reviewed


the lot of possible is done to speed up the expansion of humane alternatives


every possible step is taken to reduce the numbers of animals used, and to considerably reduce their pain and improve their welfare.




It is expected that more than 100 million animals are used in experiments each year across the world. Attitudes to animals, and the legislation in place as regards their use and welfare, contrast broadly between countries.


In the UK, the use of animals in experiments is keeping up by the Animals Act 1986 – which is administered by the Animals in Science Regulation Unit of the Home Office. Under this law, all breeding and use of animals has to be carried out in accredited premises, the research itself has to be set out in a project licence application which is submitted to the Home Office for authorisation, and the people carrying out the research also have to be licensed.

  • Hormone replacement therapy – set to millions of women subsequent research in monkeys – has newly been establish to raise their risk of heart disease, stroke and breast cancer.


  • The so-called ‘elephant man’ drug, TGN1412, caused six vigorous volunteers to suffer several organ failure. Previous tests involving at least 25 monkeys showed TGN1412 to be quite safe.


  • Isoprenaline doses (for asthma) were worked out on animals, but proved too high for humans. Thousands of people died as a result. Even when the researchers knew what to look for they were unable to reproduce this effect in monkeys.


  • Carbenoxalone (a gastric ulcer treatment) caused people to keep water to the point of heart failure. Scientists looking back tested it on monkeys, but could not repeat this effect.


  • Flosint (an arthritis drug) was tested on monkeys – they tolerated the drug well. In humans, still, it caused deaths.


  • Amrinone (for heart failure) was tested on several non-human primates and free with assurance. People haemorrhaged, as the drug prevented normal blood clotting. This side effect occurred in a unexpected 20 per cent of patients taking the remedy on a long-term basis.


  • Arthritis drug Opren is recognized to have killed 61 people. Over 3,500 cases of rigorous reactions have been documented. Opren was tested on monkeys with no trouble.


  • Aspirin causes birth defects in monkeys but not in humans.


  • 20 years and huge amounts of funds have been wasted on ambiguous AIDS research in animals. An main vaccine, Aidsvax – deemed a success in chimpanzees – was prominent a failure in 2003 having failed to keep the 8,000 high-risk volunteers in the experiment.

Draize test, where a test material is applied to an animal’s eyes or skin, regularly an albino rabbit. For Draize eye testing,the test involves observing the effects of the matter at intervals and grading any injure or pain, but the test should be halted and the animal killed if it shows “ongoing signs of severe pain or sorrow”.The Humane Society of the United States writes that the method can cause glow, ulceration, hemorrhaging, confusion, or even blindness.This test has also been criticized by scientists for being mean and mistaken, individual, over-sensitive,and failing to reflect human exposures in the real world.

Animals are used for many purposes and the most common streams in which they are exploited are entertainment,research and fashion. Statistics in the U.S, show that,

  • 32.4% animals are ignored
  • 11.6% are shot dead
  • 11.5% die through harsh or suffocation
  • 9.3% die of poisoning and fighting
  • 7% are beaten up or face theft
  • 5.6% are tortured
  • 2.4% are hunted or thrown away
  • 2.3% are stabbed
  • 2.2% are suffer from burning or drown
  • 1.9% burn due to biting matter
  • 1.8% die from fighting
  • 1.4% illegal buy and sell

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