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Im Kampf für die Ziesel – weil Aussterben für immer ist!

Im Kampf für die Ziesel – weil Aussterben für immer ist!

 

In der dieswöchigen Ausgabe der ‚Niederösterreichischen Nachrichten‘ erschien abermals ein Artikel über unsere Arbeit für die Ziesel in Niederösterreich. Die kleinen Nagetiere, an vorderster Stelle in der berüchtigten ‚Roten Liste‘ der aussterbenden Tierarten zu finden, verschwinden mehr und mehr von der Landkarte des Lebens; im Bereich um Krems jedoch, der weithin bekannten Weinstadt an der Donau, gibt es aufgrund der geographischen Lage und der gegebenen landwirtschaftlichen Strukturen (hier sind es die Weingärten, welche ideale Lebensbedingungen für die Tiere bereithalten) größere Populationen, welche wir mit aller uns zur Verfügung stehender Kraft zu schützen versuchen – alleine, ein großes Problem hierbei stellen sowohl der Verkehr als auch die immer mehr werdenden Berichte von illegalen Tötungen durch Betreiber der lokalen Landwirtschaft, vor allem aus dem Weinbau, dar.

 

Foto: wie immer an jener Stelle möchten wir Sie von ganzem Herzen bitten, bitte schreiben Sie der Redaktion ein paar Worte – gerade in diesem Falle wäre es umso wichtiger, denn selbstredend werden in der Weinregion Krems und Umgebung mehr Stimmen laut werden, welche Partei gegen die Ziesel ergreifen! Ebenfalls sehr bemerkenswert: die Obfrau der Bezirksbauernkammer spricht mahnende Worte: ‚Offensichtlich weiß Herr Putzgruber nicht, was die Ziesel in der Landwirtschaft anrichten.‘ Das wären Schäden im Ausmaß von 50 – 60 % an Ernteausfällen, hören wir. Was Sie aber zu vergessen scheint, wir sprechen von Weingärten, wie sie den Bezirk dominieren – und welcher Weingarten jemals mit einer solchen Bilanz konfrontiert war, das sollte sie verraten; und am Besten dann auch gleich jene Landwirte in anderen Bereichen offenlegen, wo diese horrenden Schäden aufgetreten sein wollen! redaktion.krems@noen.at

Selbstredend, man darf nicht alle jene in einen Topf werfen – tatsächlich gibt es auch Weinbauern, welche eine besondere Plakette auf ihren Erzeugnissen führen dürfen – ‚Zieselfreundliche Weingärten‘, lesen wir da. Die Frage, die sich hier stellt: wenn die Ziesel doch überall sonst so unfassbare Schäden anrichten, warum passiert dann dort nichts Nennenswertes mit der Ernte? Ja, warum ‚laden‘ diese Weinbauern die Nager geradewegs ein, passen sogar die Gegebenheiten für die Tiere an, indem sie etwa das Gras zwischen den Rebstöcken kurzhalten? Wie können solche Landwirte ‚überleben‘, sogar Achtung und Respekt den Mitgeschöpfen entgegenbringen, wo sich doch ihre Konkurrenten alleine von der Anwesenheit der Nagetiere in den Ruin getrieben fühlen? 

Nicht zuletzt deshalb sind Berichte wie jener nun erschienene immens wichtig; sie sollen, müssen, dazu beitragen, uralten Überlieferungen vom ‚Schädling‘ Ziesel endlich, endlich zu entstauben und die völlig irrealen Befürchtungen der Landwirte dorthin zu führen, wo sie hingehören: ins Reich der Legenden!

Denn tatsächlich ist der angebliche Schaden, den die kleinen Tiere anrichten sollen, wesentlich geringer als angenommen – meist hört man bei Klagen bloß Geschichten von irgendwelchen Menschen, Bekannten oder Bekannten von Bekannten, welche über Ernteverluste klagen, deren Keller eingestürzt wären (auf Grund der Tunnelbautätigkeiten der Ziesel‘, oder, um der ganzen unwürdigen Szenerie noch die Krone aufzusetzen, wo die Nager angeblich an den Reben hochgeklettert wären und durch ihren Urin die Trauben zum Verfaulen gebracht hätten – Beweise für solche Anschuldigen, die werden aber dann sonderbarerweise nicht geliefert – wie denn auch, gehören derartige Mythen doch bloß in! Aber dies tut der Hatz einen Abbruch, denn viel zu oft – wir alle wissen es nur zu gut – sind im Gehirn festgesetzte Gedankengänge, noch dazu wenn sie Generationen überdauert haben, nur ganz schwer wieder zu entfernen!

 

Deshalb entschlossen wir uns dieser Tage erneut zu Kundgebungen entlang der ‚Zieselrouten‘. Ziel dabei ist es, eine möglichst breitflächige Diskussion in Gang zu setzen. Wir MÜSSEN den Menschen begreifbar machen, AUSSTERBEN IST FÜR IMMER… jetzt, bevor es endgültig zu spät für solche Schritte ist!!!

 

 

   

 

 

Foto rechts unten: der Landwirt in seinem Traktor beschimpfte uns auf übelste Art und Weise, warum, das wird er wohl selber gar nicht wissen!

 

Dog Reportedly Shot to Death for Wandering Into Neighbor’s Yard Deserves Justice

 
Dog Reportedly Shot to Death for Wandering Into Neighbor’s Yard Deserves Justice
 

 

A harmless dog was reportedly shot and killed in a horrific case of animal cruelty, simply for wandering onto the suspect’s property. Demand justice for this poor animal.
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End Deadly Experiments on Helpless Kittens

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SIGN: Pass the KITTEN Act to Ban Cruel USDA Experiments on Cats

 

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Mexico City Has Just Banned Cruel Dolphin Captivity
 

 

 

 

 

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VIDEO: Eyeless Dog Gets a New Blind Best Friend to Pal Around With
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Vet Who Shot Cat Through the Head with Arrow Loses Her Appeal
 

 

 

 

 

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The ‚Salmon Extinction Act‘ Has Just Passed in the House
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New Footage Shows that Elephants Mourn for Their Dead, Just Like Us

 

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Celebrating Torture?

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Does torturing an animal before killing and eating them make the meat taste better? Would you like your food better if you knew it had been brutally beaten and boiled alive before reaching your plate?

Believe it or not, this horror actually exists in China’s dog and cat meat trade. And the cruelty is celebrated each year at the Yulin Dog Meat Festival, scheduled for June 21. Let’s stop Yulin in 2018.

 

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There is simply no reason for this abominable cruelty to happen. Be part of our voice to STOP YULIN.

 

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This balloon almost killed a sea turtle

 
 

 

 
Friend,

Earlier this month, one of our sea turtle nest patrollers in Texas stumbled onto something horrifying on the beach.

An endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle entangled in balloon strings and rope.

Luckily, our volunteer was trained and immediately called NOAA (the federal oceans agency) to rescue the sea turtle.

The threats sea turtles face are ongoing. That’s why we exist – to fight for the sea turtles.

Join us in protecting sea turtles by making a donation to Turtle Island Restoration Network today so we can continue to be on the vanguard in the Gulf of Mexico.

With your support:

  • I train more than 200 hundred volunteers to patrol Texas beaches every year;
  • I watchdog coastal projects to ensure they are done in ways that cause the least harm;
  • I collaborate with other organizations to promote policies that reduce plastic pollution and address the impacts of industrial fishing.

Just like I need hundreds of people helping me patrol nesting beaches, I need you by my side in the fight for the sea turtles.

Thanks,

Joanie Steinhaus, Gulf of Mexico Program Director
Turtle Island Restoration Network

PS – The turtle in the photo above is currently recovering and the goal is to release it back into the wild.

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Petition: Schluss mit der Kaninchen-Quälerei!

 

Petition: Schluss mit der Kaninchen-Quälerei!

 

Obwohl es längst anerkannte Alternativen gibt, werden weiterhin Kaninchen in Tierversuchen gequält! Die sogenannten Pyrogen-Tests sind somit nicht nur unnötig sondern auch illegal. Bitte hilf uns mit deiner Unterschrift, damit wir diesen Verbrechen an unschuldigen Tieren einen Riegel vorschieben können!

Ein überraschend mildes Urteil ist nun im Prozess um den „Stall der Finsternis“ ergangen. Lies selbst, wieso wir trotzdem „froh“ sein müssen…

Das wichtigste Ereignis in der Geschichte des VGT hat heuer 10jähriges Jubiläum. Am 21. Mai 2008 stürmten Polizeieinheiten die Privatwohnungen und Büros von Tierschützer_innen. Grund genug für eine Gedenkfeier. Wir freuen uns auf dich!

Unterschrift Harald
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Harald Balluch, Geschäftsführer

 

 

 

 Ferkel
Urteil für den Ferkelquäler
3 Monate bedingt, nicht
rechtskräftig??!

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                                        Tiergarten
Lainz vs.
Anthering
Erholte Natur in Wien, Zerstörung und Halali in Salzburg

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10 Jahre
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prozess!
Der VGT lädt am 23. Mai zur
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Petition: Schluss mit der Kaninchen Quälerei!
Diese Tierversuche sind unnötig UND illegal

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This she-wolf needs your voice

 

Denmark’s Only Female Wild Wolf Was Shot and Killed. Demand Her Murderer Be Charged With Animal Cruelty!

 

 

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One of the first wild wolves to roam free in Denmark in over 200 years has been murdered. It was all caught on film, and the footage clearly shows that the female wolf wasn’t posing a threat to anyone. The innocent animal was just roaming around when someone in a parked car shot her dead.

Will you sign this petition asking Danish officials to charge the murderer with animal cruelty?

This she-wolf was extremely special. Until recently, wolves had not lived in Denmark since 1813. Then just last year, a female wolf traveled to Denmark and began a family. It was the first functioning pack there in centuries! Now, a thoughtless and hateful human has killed this beautiful wolf.

A man has been identified in this case, and has been charged with violating Denmark’s hunting act. But that’s not enough. He has done far worse.

Please sign the petition to demand this man is also charged with animal cruelty.

Thank you,

    Alex B.
The Care2 Petitions Team

 

 

 

P.S. This criminal has not only murdered a special wolf, he’s also sabotaged the survival of her pack. This case must be treated as animal cruelty. Please sign the petition now.

 

 

 

 

 

Stop Trump Donor From Grabbing Ownership of Yosemite Away From American People

 
Stop Trump Donor From Grabbing Ownership of Yosemite Away From American People

 

A Trump donor is suing the United States to gain ownership over Yosemite’s most iconic place names. Just because a rich billionaire gave Trump money, does not entitle him to grab the people’s most treasured landmarks. Demand Donald Trump denounce this donor.
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PepsiCo

 
 
Exclusive: New report exposes destruction of Borneo’s forests by PepsiCo’s palm oil partner in Indonesia.

Tell PepsiCo to cut conflict palm oil once and for all.

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Add this to PepsiCo’s conflict palm oil file: we’ve just released a report that ties the snack food giant to massive-scale deforestation in Indonesia.

PepsiCo has knowingly persisted in conducting business with the Salim Group, a company tied to reckless palm oil producers responsible for the destruction of nearly 10,000 hectares of Borneo’s pristine peat forests––an area bigger than Manhattan!

Meanwhile, PepsiCo kept on promising that it’s working towards a truly sustainable palm oil policy, making commitments to human rights and zero deforestation. But this new report leaves no doubt: this whole time, PepsiCo’s palm oil promises have been nothing but smoke and mirrors.

As PepsiCo rolls out its “Pepsi Generation” campaign to celebrate 120 years of doing business, we need your help to put an end to generations of deforestation at the hands of PepsiCo’s irresponsible palm oil sourcing and partnerships.

Tell PepsiCo we won’t stand for generations of conflict palm oil: it’s time to cut ties with companies causing climate chaos.

While PepsiCo makes profits cutting corners in its palm oil policy, people and the planet are paying a steep price. Tropical rainforests are falling at increasing rates for new palm oil plantations — pushing endangered species like Borneo’s pygmy elephant to the brink of extinction.

Field investigations and satellite analysis show that palm oil companies tied to the Salim Group have continued to destroy carbon-rich peat forests in Borneo for five years straight. The destruction has continued in defiance of Indonesian laws, fueling the fires that rage each year, accelerating climate change, and causing a health crisis for local communities.

Why did PepsiCo partners engage in such reckless practices? It’s the cheapest way to clear a forest for a palm oil plantation.

Tell PepsiCo we won’t stand for generations of conflict palm oil: it’s time to cut ties with companies causing climate chaos.

We won’t take any more of PepsiCo’s empty promises while it continues to work with repeat offenders who destroy rainforests and exploit workers. PepsiCo wants to brand itself as a generations-old, socially responsible, progressive company — but we’re exposing the truth.

PepsiCo is responsible for generations of deforestation, exploitation, climate emissions and species extinction. It’s time for PepsiCo to stop being complicit and put its money where its mouth is.

In 2015, SumOfUs members demanded action and PepsiCo responded to the pressure by adopting a palm oil policy. We need you to raise your voice again so that PepsiCo knows it must stop its partner from wreaking havoc on people and the planet.

Join us in telling PepsiCo: we won’t let PepsiCo put profits above future generations. It’s time to cut conflict palm oil for good.

 Sign the Petition 

Thanks for all that you do,
Fatah, Mark, and the team at SumOfUs

 

More information:

[PDF]Palm oil sustainability assessment of Salim-related companies in Borneo peat forests, Aidenvironment, 11 April 2018.
Pepsico, Unilever and Nestlé accused of complicity in illegal rainforest destruction, The Guardian. 21 July 2017.

 

Stop Hunters From Slaughtering Wildlife With Assault Rifles

 
Stop Hunters From Slaughtering Wildlife With Assault Rifles

 

Hunters are slaughtering wolves near Denali National Park using assault rifles and other high powered weapons. Without intervention, these wolves will be driven to extinction. Sign this petition to demand stronger hunting restrictions.
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