Rodeo Thugs Beat Horse that Won't Buck


   Horse Killed at Cheyenne Rodeo


CITES-Konferenz 25. März 2010
Kein Mitleid mit den Meeresbewohnern: China und Japan verarbeiten Haifischflossen lieber zu Suppen.

Mächtige Lobbyisten untergraben den Artenschutz

Von Ulli Kulke

Die Bilanz der Artenschutzkonferenz in Katar ist für Tierschützer ein Desaster: Die Ausrottung des Roten Thunfisches und des Hammerhais scheint beschlossene Sache – die Fischereilobby hat wieder einmal erfolgreich gearbeitet. Doch es gibt auch Gewinner.

Siehe auch: Die Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Übereinkommen über den internationalen Handel mit gefährdeten Arten freilebender Tiere und Pflanzen, kurz: CITES)


Alle reden von der Milch. Wir reden von der Kuh.



Michael Pollan on “Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual” February 8, 2010

Michael Pollan, the author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food, discusses the link between healthcare and diet, the dangers of processed foods, the power of the meat industry lobby, the “nutritional-industrial complex,” the impact industrial agriculture has on global warming, and his sixty-four rules for eating. “The markets are full of what I call edible food-like substances that you have to avoid,” says Michael Pollan. “So a lot of the rules are to help you, you know, navigate that now very treacherous landscape of the American supermarket.” Today we air an excerpt of the Oscar-nominated documentary Food, Inc. and then spend the rest of the show with Michael Pollan.


EXCLUSIVE: Animal Rights Activist Jailed at Secretive Prison Gives First Account of Life Inside a "CMU" June 25, 2009

In a Democracy Now! exclusive interview, we speak with Andrew Stepanian, an animal rights activist who was jailed at a secretive prison known as a Communication Management Unit, or CMU. Stepanian is believed to be the first prisoner released from a CMU and will talk about his experience there for the first time. He was sentenced to three years along with six other activists for violating a controversial law known as the Animal Enterprise Protection Act. The ACLU has filed a lawsuit challenging the legality of CMUs. We also speak with Stepanian’s lawyer and a reporter covering the story.


Is it the "Mexican Flu", the "Swine Flu" or the "Human Flu"? May 4, 2009

What are the origins of the pandemic?

by Michel Chossudovsky

The WHO announced on May 1st that it will be dropping the designation of "swine flu". The flu will henceforth be designated A H1N1, to be known more broadly as "the Mexican Flu", intimating that the disease originated in Mexico through human to human transmission. 

Swine influenza refers to "strains of influenza virus, that usually infect pigs". The terminology, therefore, is important, because if the pandemic is labelled "Mexican flu", the presumption is that Mexicans, namely humans, are the source of the disease.

The term "Swine Flu', on the contrary, suggests that the pigs, at least initially, transmit the virus to humans, and, therefore, the issue of animal health must also be addressed. 

The news reports have largely focussed on the transmission from humans to humans. They have failed to address the abysmal environmental and health conditions affecting the hog population in factory farms, which are central to an understanding of two fundamental processes:

a) the proliferation of the disease within the hog factory farms. 

b) the process of transmission of the virus from pigs to humans. 



Protestaktion von Mitgliedern der Tierrechtsorganisation Peta in Barcelona. Die Organisation hat weltweit rund zwei Millionen Mitglieder und kämpft gegen die Massentierhaltung und die Pelztierindustrie.

Auschwitz fängt da an, wo einer im Schlachthof steht und denkt, es sind ja nur Tiere. - Theodor W. Adorno, jüdischer Philosoph und Vegetarier

Solange es Schlachthöfe gibt, wird es auch Schlachtfelder geben!
- Nikolajewitsch Leo Tolstoi, russischer Schriftsteller und Vegetarier


Israeli animal rights group leads relief effort for Gaza Zoo 6th February, 2009

An Israeli animal rights group is behind a relief effort to assist animals in the Gaza Zoo.

The zoo came under attack during the offensive of December and January. A number of animals died while others were visibly distressed from the violence that unfolded.

The Israeli group 'Let the Animals Live' persuaded Ehud Barak, Israel's defense minister, to arrange entry for trucks carrying aid to the stricken zoo. ...