Schlagwort-Archive: PeTA

Were monkeys forced to pick your coconuts? — PeTA

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Many kind people choose coconut milk instead of cow’s milk because they don’t want to support cruelty to animals. But a disturbing PETA investigation reveals that terrified young monkeys in Thailand are kept chained, abusively trained, and forced to climb trees to pick coconuts that are used to make coconut milk, meat, flour, oil, and other products. https://www.youtube.com/embed/2XpSTF7VRA0?showinfo=0

Chained and Driven Insane

PETA investigators visited eight farms where monkeys are forced to pick coconuts—including those for Thailand’s major coconut milk producers, Aroy-D and Chaokoh—as well as several monkey-training facilities and a coconut-picking competition. At each one, they documented that these sensitive animals were abused and exploited. After being alerted to the situation, Walgreens Boots Alliance has committed to not stocking Aroy-D or Chaokoh products and not knowingly selling any coconut food and drink products of Thai origin in its own brand lines. This will apply to its 9,277 Walgreens and 250 Duane Reade stores in the US as well as 2,758 Boots stores in the UK and Thailand. U.K. retailers Waitrose, Co-op, Ocado, and Morrisons, have all dropped Aroy-D and Chaokoh products, or have made a commitment to never sell any products sourced from monkey labour. Bed Bath & Beyond’s Cost Plus World Market, with 276 stores nationwide plus online products, has stopped buying coconut products from Chaokoh. Likewise, Ahold Delhaize and its 2,000 US store locations and distribution centres (including Giant Food, Food Lion, Stop & Shop, and Hannaford) as well as all of its 889 Albert Heijn stores in the Netherlands have committed to no longer knowingly stocking and selling any products sourced from suppliers that use monkey labour.

Following PETA’s investigation, more than 15,000 stores will no longer purchase these brands’ products, with the majority also no longer buying any coconut products sourced from Thailand monkey labor.

Many monkeys are illegally abducted from their families and homes when they’re just babies. They’re fitted with rigid metal collars and kept chained or tethered for extended periods.

Denied the freedom to move around, socialize with others, or do anything else that is important to them, these intelligent animals slowly lose their minds. Driven to desperation, they pace and circle endlessly on the barren, trash-strewn patches of dirt where they’re chained.

Cruelly Trained and Teeth Pulled Out

The terrified young monkeys are forced to perform frustrating and difficult tasks, such as twisting heavy coconuts until they fall off the trees from a great height. An investigator learned that if monkeys try to defend themselves, their canine teeth may be pulled. To earn more money off these animals, some trainers also force them to participate in circus-style shows in which they entertain paying visitors by riding bicycles, shooting basketballs, and performing other confusing and demeaning tricks.

An investigator saw monkeys being transported in cramped cages that were barely large enough for them to turn around in and others left in locked cages in the back of a pickup truck, with no shelter from the driving rain. One monkey was seen frantically shaking the cage bars in a vain attempt to escape.

Tethered by the neck with a metal collar, the monkeys are forced to climb up and down trees and collect up to 1,000 coconuts per day.

No Tropical Paradise

A PETA investigator was told by a worker at one farm that it supplies coconuts to brands Aroy-D and Chaokoh both of which are sold in major stores around the world. According to an industry insider, most coconuts that come from Thailand are picked by monkeys. So if you purchase Aroy-D, Chaokoh, or coconut milk, oil, meat, or flour products from Thailand, you may inadvertently be supporting this cruelty.

Other coconut-growing regions—including Brazil, Colombia, and Hawaii—harvest coconuts using humane methods such as tractor-mounted hydraulic elevators, willing human tree-climbers, rope or platform systems, or ladders, or they plant dwarf coconut trees. Studies have shown that these methods are superior to using monkeys, who can’t distinguish between ripe and unripe fruit, and the ripe coconuts get bruised when the monkeys drop them to the ground. Coconut water typically comes from coconuts on dwarf trees and doesn’t involve monkey labor—but not always. Harmless Harvest is one company that PETA has confirmed does not use monkey labor for coconut water.

PETA invites any Thailand-based coconut companies to provide evidence that they don’t use forced monkey labor.

Take Action

Please, make sure that your coconut products don’t come from any companies that exploit monkeys. Sign below to urge Aroy-D and Chaokoh to stop supporting this cruel industry by obtaining their coconuts from companies that don’t use monkeys.

Personalized letters always work best. Feel free to use the sample letter provided, but keep in mind that your letter will carry more weight if you write your own customized message and subject line.

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Help Stop Vietnam’s Cruel Pig Slaughter Festival — PeTA asia

The Nem Thuong Pig Slaughter Festival in Vietnam is one of the worst „festivals“ in the world. For the event—which takes place every Lunar New Year—pigs are tied up and paraded through the streets of Nem Thuong village surrounded by noisy crowds and frightening, loud music. Their throats are then slit while they’re still fully conscious so that villagers can dip money in their blood for „good luck.“

Pigs are social, playful, protective animals who bond with each other, make nests, and relax in the sun. They are known to dream, recognize their own names, learn „tricks“ like sitting for a treat, lead social lives of a complexity previously observed only in primates, and have been seen showing empathy for other pigs who are unhappy or distressed. All pigs deserve long, happy lives, free from suffering and exploitation.

Take Action for Pigs

Torturing and killing animals have never brought anything good into the world, and culture and tradition are no excuse for cruelty. Please take a moment to send a message to officials in Vietnam and ask that they put an end to this cruel festival immediately.

 

Dear {contact_data~firstName} {contact_data~lastName},

The Nem Thuong Pig Slaughter Festival in Vietnam is one of the worst „festivals“ in the world, and I urge you to stop it immediately. Pigs are frightened as they’re tied up and paraded around Nem Thuong, all while loud music is played. Then their throats are slit.

Pigs are extremely intelligent animals and lead social lives of a complexity previously observed only in primates. They are known to dream, recognize their own names, learn „tricks“ like sitting for a treat, and have been seen showing empathy for other pigs who are unhappy or distressed.

Torturing and killing animals have never brought anything good into the world, and culture and tradition are no excuse for cruelty. Please, help secure Vietnam’s image as a beautiful, peaceful, and friendly country by ending this cruel festival immediately.

Sincerely,

{user_data~Given Name} {user_data~Family Name}
{user_data~Email Add

Help Stop Suma Aqualife Park From Building New Enclosures for Orcas and Other Dolphins — peta

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須磨海浜水族園の新しいシャチとイルカの展示施設建設の反対にご協力のお願い

Japan’s Suma Aqualife Park in Kobe is planning to build new enclosures in which orcas and other dolphins will be forced to perform meaningless tricks for human entertainment. Scientists around the world recognize the cruelty behind forcing these animals to live in small tanks and perform tricks, and many governments have placed bans on keeping these marine mammals in captivity or are in the process of doing so. Japan is taking a huge step backwards by planning to expand the park and imprison more orcas and other dolphins.

神戸市立須磨海浜水族園は、人の娯楽のためだけに、無意味な芸を強要する「オルカ(シャチ)スタディアム」や「イルカスタディアム」を新たに建設する計画をしています。世界中の科学者は、このような動物が無理に狭い水槽で飼育されたり、芸をさせられたりすることの裏に潜む残酷さを認識しています。政府の多くは、このような海洋生物の飼育を禁じるか、禁じる方向に進んでいます。一方、日本はより多くのシャチやイルカを閉じ込めて、水族館を拡大する計画をして悪化の道をたどっています。

In the wild, these animals live in large, complex social groups and swim vast distances every day in the open ocean. In captivity, they can only swim in endless circles in tanks that are, to them, the equivalent of bathtubs and they’re denied the opportunity to engage in any type of natural behavior. Most die far short of their natural life expectancy.

野生のシャチやイルカは大きくて複雑な群れをなし、毎日広大な海でとても長い距離を泳ぎます。一方、飼育ではシャチやイルカにとって浴槽程度の大きさでしかない水槽で、いつまでも円を描いて泳ぐことしかできず、自然な行動をする機会が完全に奪われています。そのほとんどが、野生下の平均寿命よりずっと早く死んでいます。

Please contact the mayor, city council, and government officials of Kobe now and urge them to stop Suma Aqualife Park’s cruel plans to expand immediately.

今すぐ、神戸市長、神戸市会、神戸市職員に、須磨海浜水族園の残酷な拡大計画の中止を求める要望書を提出してください。

My message to {contact_data~firstName} {contact_data~lastName}

I was shocked to hear that Suma Aqualife Park is planning to expand the park and will build an orca enclosure as well as further pools to house other dolphins. These intelligent animals will be forced to perform meaningless tricks, and these plans must be stopped immediately.

須磨海浜水族園が水族園の拡大を図り、シャチの展示施設だけでなくイルカのプールもさらに建設されることを知ってショックを受けました。このような知能の高い動物が無意味な芸を強要される計画は直ちに中止されるべきです。

Wild orcas and other dolphins live in large, complex social groups and swim vast distances every day in the open ocean. In captivity, these animals can only swim in endless circles in tanks that are, to them, the equivalent of bathtubs and are denied the opportunity to engage in any type of natural behavior. Most die far short of their natural life expectancy.

野生のシャチやイルカは大きくて複雑な群れをなし、毎日広大な海でとても長い距離を泳ぎます。一方、飼育ではシャチやイルカにとって浴槽程度の大きさでしかない水槽で、いつまでも円を描いて泳ぐことしかできず、自然な行動をする機会が完全に奪われています。そのほとんどが、野生下の平均寿命よりずっと早く死んでいます。

Scientists around the world recognize the cruelty behind forcing orcas and other dolphins to live in small tanks and perform tricks, and many governments have placed bans on keeping these marine mammals in captivity or are in the process of doing so. Japan is taking a huge step backward by planning to imprison more of these animals.

世界中の科学者は、シャチやイルカが無理に狭い水槽で飼育されたり、芸をさせられたりすることの裏に潜む残酷さを認識しています。政府の多くは、このような海洋生物の飼育を禁じるか、禁じる方向に進んでいます。一方、日本はより多くのシャチやイルカを閉じ込める計画をして、悪化の道をたどっています。

I hope you, as someone deeply invested in the future of Japan, will stop Suma Aqualife Park from building new enclosures for orcas and other dolphins immediately.

日本の未来のために、須磨海浜水族園の新たなシャチとイルカの展示施設の建設を中止してください。

Sincerely,

どうかよろしくお願いいたします。

{user_data~Given Name} {user_data~Family Name}
{user_data~Email Address}

Take Action Now
今すぐアクションを!

 

Animals Abused for Tourists‘ Cheap Photos and Entertainment — PeTA

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A breaking new PETA video exposé of Thailand’s Samutprakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo shows the abuse endured by a suffering baby elephant made famous by a recent National Geographic feature. As this video footage shows, elephants at the facility are chained for most of their lives and stabbed in order to force them to perform confusing and uncomfortable tricks for tourists. Other animals are also abused: They’re prodded and harassed by workers to force them to perform and so that tourists can take photos with them.

Abused and Stabbed for Cheap Tricks

PETA eyewitnesses documented that workers stabbed elephants with sharp metal implements to coerce them into dancing, bowling, and performing other uncomfortable and confusing tricks. By paying to see these acts, tourists supported the abuse.

Elephants were found with bleeding wounds on their sensitive temples and ears. Other animals also had scars on these areas, indicating that they’ve been subjected to similar abuse.

Chained to a Life of Suffering

Eyewitnesses found that the elephants‘ legs were tethered with short metal chains and the animals were forced to stand on hard flooring, such as concrete, which can cause them to develop foot and joint problems.

The elephants weren’t offered any enrichment opportunities and were only unchained when being forced to perform tricks or give rides to tourists. They constantly swayed from side to side, which is a sign of mental distress.

Severe Abuse and Depression

Other animals were also treated cruelly in order to entertain tourists. Crocodiles were beaten with bamboo sticks by workers during shows, and a tiger was harassed so that tourists could pose with the animal for photos.

Eyewitnesses found that other animals, including a chimpanzee and an orangutan, appeared to be suffering from severe frustration and depression. They were being held captive for photo ops with tourists, which the zoo profited from.

Elephants Deserve Better

Elephants are highly social animals who form strong, lasting bonds with their family members. They work together to solve problems and rely on the wisdom, judgment, and experience of their eldest relatives. In their natural homes, they spend their days socializing, swimming, exploring, and playing.

In nature, they don’t carry people on their backs or perform uncomfortable and confusing tricks. The deprivation, stress, lack of exercise opportunities, and inadequate facilities that elephants endure in captivity can cause them to develop abnormal types of behavior—such as rocking and swaying—never seen in the wild. In addition to dying short of their natural life expectancy, elephants in captivity have high rates of painful and chronic health problems, such as nail cracks, abscesses, obesity, and arthritis.

You Can Help Stop Cruelty to Elephants

PETA has submitted its findings to Thai police. The best thing that you can do to help elephants and other animals exploited for tourism is to make compassionate travel decisions by never patronizing businesses that exploit wild animals or allow direct contact between humans and animals—even facilities that claim to be sanctuaries.

Please also join PETA in urging Trip.com, a company that offers tours that visit Samutprakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo, to remove the exhibit from its itineraries.

Personalized letters always work best. Feel free to use the sample letter provided, but keep in mind that your letter will carry more weight if you write your own customized message and subject line.

My message to {contact_data~firstName} {contact_data~lastName}

I was appalled to see that Trip.com offers tours to Thailand’s Samutprakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo.

PETA eyewitnesses have found that elephants at the facility are chained for most of their lives and stabbed in order to force them to perform confusing and uncomfortable tricks for tourists. Other animals are also treated cruelly in order to entertain tourists. The eyewitnesses saw workers beat crocodiles with bamboo sticks during shows, and a tiger was harassed so that tourists could pose with the animal for photos.

In nature, elephants don’t carry people on their backs or perform uncomfortable and confusing tricks. The deprivation, stress, lack of exercise opportunities, and inadequate facilities that they endure in captivity can cause them to develop abnormal types of behavior—such as rocking and swaying—never seen in the wild. In addition to dying short of their natural life expectancy, elephants in captivity have high rates of painful and chronic health problems, such as nail cracks, abscesses, obesity, and arthritis.

Please remove Samutprakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo from your tour itineraries immediately.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

{user_data~Given Name} {user_data~Family Name}
{user_data~Email Address}

Take Action Now

(Warning: graphic content) The air reeks of seals‘ blood and death …

The air reeks of seals' blood and death …

Help shut down the gruesome Canadian seal slaughter!

Right now, on ice floes off Canada’s Atlantic coast, a true horror is unfolding.

The air must reek of blood and death, as the skinned carcasses of young harp seals are strewn across the ice. For days, commercial sealers wielding guns and spiked clubs have been massacring terrified seal pups—all for a grisly trade that should have died out long ago. We need your help to stop these indefensible kinds of animal slaughter.

Will you donate today and help us end such cruelty?

Please help seals!

Thanks to nonstop campaigning by PETA and our international affiliates over the years—creating a global outcry against the annual slaughter—and the actions of tens of thousands of caring supporters standing with us,

the cruel sealing industry is on the wane. But rather than ending the violent slaughter, the Canadian government is now considering a plan that would expand the killing to Canada’s west coast, a move that would put thousands more young seals in danger—a cruel absurdity, considering we have killed the market for seal „products“ and now no one wants them. This plan must not go ahead.

Together, we’re achieving huge victories against the global skins trade, preventing thousands upon thousands of beautiful animals from being abused and violently killed—but many seals are still at risk. Some are dying right now.

Please make a donation to boost PETA’s campaigns to help seals and other sensitive animals before it’s too late.

End the Slaughter

Kind regards,

Ingrid E. Newkirk
Founder

BREAKING: Canadian seal slaughter begins

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BREAKING: Canadian seal slaughter begins

Canadian seal slaughter begins

Canada’s barbaric seal slaughter has begun.

Sealers will kill tens of thousands of defenseless young seals before they’re through, shooting the animals or slamming spiked clubs into their soft skulls and then tearing their skin off—often in full view of their family members, who are helpless to stop the killing. It’s up to kind people like you and me to make sure that this year’s massacre is the last.

Will you help protect seals and other vulnerable animals by donating right now?

Protect Animals Now

The commercial slaughter of seals in Canada is on its last legs, yet despite the growing outcry against it both in that country and around the world, the Canadian government is allowing it to take place again, leaving countless bloodied bodies in its wake. Many seal pups are so young when they’re violently killed that they haven’t even learned how to swim.

Thanks to activism by supporters of PETA and our international affiliates and by other kind people around the globe, there are few countries left that are willing to buy seals‘ skins, their flesh, or seal oil—and it’s clear that this grisly trade is on life support. Without the millions of dollars in government subsidies that it receives, the sealing industry would have collapsed long ago—and with your help, we’re urging Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to stop propping it up with taxpayers‘ money.

Your gift to PETA today will strengthen our work to end the slaughter and save animals‘ lives.

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Help Protect Seals From Slaughter!

We’re working hard to end the annual seal massacre, and we need you with us to make the killing stop.

Kind regards,

Ingrid E. Newkirk
Founder

Urgent: Help seals before the slaughter begins!

Urgent: Help seals before the slaughter begins!

 

Dear One,

Take action for seals!

In a matter of weeks, Canada’s annual seal slaughter will begin.

Many of the seals killed won’t have eaten their first solid meal or learned how to swim—yet they’ll be shot or viciously clubbed as their mothers watch in despair.

Will you please help seals before the massacre begins by signing our petition urging the Canadian prime minister to end the slaughter?

PETA, our international affiliates, and compassionate people like you have helped promote seal-fur bans around the world and successfully squashed the Canadian government’s attempts to create a market in China for seal „products.“ But even though most Canadians oppose the annual slaughter, their tax dollars are the only thing propping up this violent industry.

We must keep the pressure on the Canadian government to end the slaughter, and we need caring people like you with us to do so.

Thank you for acting today to protect seals and other animals in need.

Kind regards,

Ingrid E. Newkirk
Founder

P.S. You can do even more to help seals by making a gift that supports PETA’s work for seals and other animals.

Merry Christmas from PETA!

Merry Christmas from PETA!

 

Merry Christmas from PETA!

Merry Christmas to you and all those you care about—whether two-legged, four-legged, feathered, or finned! Together, we’re changing the world for the better for countless animals, each one a feeling individual: a terrified rat forced to inhale toxic substances in a laboratory, a hen packed so tightly with others in an egg-farm shed that she can’t stretch out a single wing, a sheep suffering from ragged, bloody wounds after being carelessly shorn, and an elephant beaten to force her to carry tourists.

Here’s some of what we can achieve for animals together in the new year. Will you please make a special Christmas gift to help animals right now?

PETA's 2019 Plans

Thank you for your determination, support, and commitment to helping animals.

 

—Ingrid and all of us at PETA

P.S. Please open your heart to animals this Christmas by making a special donation.