Just when you thought it couldn’t get worse: Monsanto joins the coyote extermination business & Wisconsin wants to allow packs of dogs to train on wolves during denning and birthing season: http://earthfirstnews.wordpress.com/2013/02/10/monsanto-joins-the-coyote-extermination-business/
Also, how about trapping animals for fur? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__eXgcDwHKE&feature=related – Too many trappers in the US take their children (as young as 4 years old) to teach them to trap & kill fur bearing animals. Their innocence is robbed at very early ages. Nobody is paying attention to the fact that these children grow up devoid of feelings….
RIPPING FUR BEARING ANIMALS TO PIECES BY TRAINED HOUNDS IS CALLED “PENNING” – The difference from penning to this article? PENNING in the US allows people to put animals one animal in a small enclosure and let dangerously trained dogs to rip them to pieces. AND IT IS LEGAL IN THE UNITED STATES!!! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2281005/Horror-bus-passengers-pack-hounds-rip-fox-pieces-breach-hunting-ban.html#ixzz2LLnkbRrM
89 COUNTRIES HAVE BANNED THE USE OF LEGHOLD TRAPS. WHAT IS THE U.S. STATES WAITING FOR?
Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Belize, Benin, British West Indies, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greenland, Guinea, Guyana, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Republic of Korea, Lebanon, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, Mozambique, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Rumania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Republic of Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uganda, Zaire, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. (www.all-creatures.org)
MORE INFO >>> http://www.bancrueltraps.com/c_state_prohibitions.php
(TRANSLATION – HUGE DEMAND FOR FOX PELTS)
It seems like the market for fox fur is growing. On this fur market in Thun (Berner Oberland region)1,300 complete fox pelts have been sold for record prices. The local hunting societies, naturally, see this is encouraging and want to raise the numbers of foxes killed per year.
Pelts are exported mostly, to Korea, Russia and China, to be turned into jackets, collars and blankets.
Note: there’s also badger fur on offer (image 2).
This development in Switzerland is bound to have an effect on German also. With the next full moon (25th of February) the so-called “Fox week(s)” will take place. This is the annual mass shooting of foxes, using the mating season – where foxes are less cautious – to maximum effect.