UK death toll. March 2019

 

90 million, 742 thousand+ animals slaughtered

 

237 thousand+ cattle

1 million, 129 thousand+ sheep

876 thousand+ pigs

88 million, 500 thousand+ “poultry” birds

 

Does not include other species such as deer, goats, horses, “game birds”, aquatic animals or animals exported for killing.

 

Calf shipment, 17/5

Tomorrow, 6pm, another shipment of calves from Scotland will be leaving Ramsgate, and on into the veal system.

Contact Stop Live Exports From The Port of Ramsgate if you can attend demo’s at the port.

If you want to take on the politicians and vested interests keeping the Scottish end of this loathsome trade going, let us know.

These weans can’t fight back, but we can.

 

 

Animal protection in Scotland needs completely overhauled.

Supporters have been contacting us about the current consultation on amending the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006.

 

To put it plainly, the scope of this exercise is a slap in the face to us all. Human and non-human.

Rather than the desperately needed improvements that could have been introduced, we have suggestions such as fixed-penalties for “less serious” offences.

Justification for this idea includes sparing offenders the ordeal of a court appearance and a criminal record, and reducing the workload of the so-called justice system.

That’s how much our politicians really care.

The severity of cruelty that presently goes unpunished, or often uninvestigated, is staggering.

Despite government clarification in the document, we fear that “less serious” will end up including severe breaches. We believe that this tool will be misused by authorities looking to enforce legislation on the cheap.

Even the paltry increase in maximum sentencing’s a con act. We feel from experience that this is only being put forward as the Scottish Government is planning to scrap sentences under a year.

If the current maximum stayed in place this would effectively mean almost nobody would ever go to jail for harming an animal in Scotland.

Cruelty, neglect and downright sadism is going unchecked. No matter what you’re told by those in power and their pals, that’s the reality on the ground.

We would recommend contacting First Minister Nicola Sturgeon directly with views on how to strengthen the law; ceu@gov.scot

Scotland for Animals want to see;

 

All animals, including invertebrates, protected by law

A Maximum life sentence/ unlimited fine for animal cruelty

The creation of a dedicated Police Scotland unit to investigate animal cruelty and enforce legislation

The creation of a register for those convicted of cruelty

Statutory requirement for a multi-agency approach for reporting/ investigation

Scrapping of all time bars on prosecution

 

This is going to take more than patter and gestures from Holyrood. The whole system needs overhauled top to bottom.

Proper scope, proper prevention, proper enforcement, proper sentencing.

We’ll be at Lush, Buchanan St., Glasgow this Saturday (13th) to launch our campaign for real change.

Come in and find out how you can play your part in winning Scotland’s animals the protection they deserve.

 

 

Facial recognition study being rolled out in pig farms

Facial recognition technology is to be used in joint Scottish farming study to identify pigs’ emotional states.

It’s claimed that “By focussing on the pig’s face, we hope to deliver a truly animal-centric welfare assessment technique, where the animal can ‘tell’ us how it feels about its own individual experiences and environment.”, and that this will “reduce production costs by preventing impact of health issues on performance.”.

We’ll take a wild guess at how the pigs feel without the need for AI.

They’re miserable, they’re frightened and they’re devoid of hope.

And this is even before they’re carted off to the slaughterhouse.

It’s what happens when you take any sentient animal, human or non-human, and turn them into slaves and products.

Openly admitting the complex emotional and sensory capacity of a victim while profitting from their suffering, and their deaths.

This is where we are. It has to end.

 

Say No To Wallyford Track; Show your solidarity

The SNTWT team are getting a rough deal at the Cross-Party Group for Animal Welfare at the Scottish Parliament.

 

Sadly, the CPGAW long ago descended into farce, infested with shills and the cruelty lobby who ensure that real campaigners don’t have a chance.

This is a Parliamentary Group for Animal Welfare which until very recently had the british association for shooting as secretariat.

This goes right to the heart of how industry and individuals are getting away with murder, literally, when it comes to Scotland’s animals.

Please go along and support the Say No To Wallyford Track Team if you can.

This is our fight, all of us.

 

For more details go to the SNTWT campaign page

 

UK death toll; January 2019

104 million, 977 thousand+ animals slaughtered.

 

239 thousand+ cattle

1 million, 177 thousand+ sheep

961 thousand+ pigs

102 million, 600 thousand+ poultry

 

Does not include other species such as deer and goats, “game birds”, aquatic animals or animals exported for killing.