Did you know that especially in the French Islands of the Indian and Pacific oceans (they call them the DOM) 63,1% of the dogs and 90,3% of the cats entering a pound are being euthanised? And that in the refuges (where animals are supposed to be treated well and get a chance to find a new loving home) not less than 80% of the animals are euthanised.
This is really horrendous. How can a civilisation still allow this barbarity.
This year again, the LPO (Ligue pour la protection des oiseaux) deplores the shooting of birds belonging to protected species and cowardly slaughtered by hunters. Since the beginning of 2017, 68 X-rays have been carried out on injured birds sent to the Regional Wildlife Conservation Center of Villeveyrac managed by the LPO Hérault and have identified 16 protected birds victims of hunting shots ( of which 8 outside the hunting season …). Among the victims: six variable Buzzards, a Black Kite, a European Sparrowhawk, a Northern Goshawk, a Common Hawk, two Common Kestrels, a Short-toed Whitebird (raptor feeding mainly on reptiles), a Little Bustard (rare species subject to a National Action Plan), etc.
Strong suspicions hover over other birds: traces of sinkers in the feathers, wounds with an entry and exit. However, in order to be able to officially attribute these wounds to hunting and to refer to the National Office of Hunting and Wildlife, radiographic evidence is necessary. Unfortunately, only four birds survived on all these animals that were greeted and seriously wounded: a Buzzard was able to be healed and released, a Northern Goshawk, a Hobby Falcon and a Short-toed White-hawk are still at risk.
Translated from French http://herault.lpo.fr/deja-16-oiseaux-proteges-victimes-de-chasse/
At the moment there is a lot of commotion about a stud being killed in the garden without the owner’s consent in the Oise department. (see previous post)
People are outraged and movies are being published on facebook like the one below of earlier animal abuse by the same hunter’s group. This stud was beaten several times with a whip to scare him away out of a habitation area. He was lead into the cemetery, apparently put to sleep to move him back into the forest (that’s what they say, but no-one really knows what happened to him….people say so much in France that is not true)
In a little town in the North of France just above Paris a very new race was held, a race between cokerels.
More in their article in french:
… or anywhere else. It gives us the same images: piglets dying and left with the remaining piglets, animals living in their excrements, sows watching her babies dying in from of her eyes…..
L214, the association who filmed these images in a farm in the Finistère (Brittanny) has handed in a complaint for mistreatment of animals.