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The number of animals killed for human consumption worldwide in
1998 was 43.2 billion ...
In January 2003 alone, nearly 200 dolphins were washed up dead on
the south-west coast of Britain, drowned by fishing nets of trawlers
... In 2007 the river dolphin in China became extinct.
insensitive new generation of fashion followers are buying and wearing
real fur clothing again. Young people say that "Moral objections
are old hat"...
statistics are showing that links between animal abuse and domestic
violence exist. And pets are found to be one of the common denominators
in family violence ...
This is just a tiny example of the
many issues, articles, campaigns and columns relating to animal
welfare at Looking-Glass and VeggieGlobal.
rescuing and rehabilitation of wild animals.
most important avenue of animal welfare that directly effects
the stability of the natural world is the care and protection
of those in the wild.
Many species are on the verge of extinction through poaching,
or destruction of their habit, while others are exploited
and suffer horrific treatment under the hands of humans. Wild
animals and the habitat they live in need our support more
than ever and every effort should be made by those of you
who can spare a few pennies a week to help the organizations
who are helping to protect and rehabilitate the animal kingdom.
Looking-Glass and VeggieGlobal support for wild animal rehabilitation,
rescue and habitat preservation covers every creature on the
planet from rain forest creatures to ocean dwellers and everything
are just some examples of Looking-Glass and VeggieGlobal Good-Cause
Support Programmes on Welfare of Wild Animals:
SOS ... One of Wildelife SOS' main missions
is to rescue and rehabilitate grossly mistreated bears used
for street dancing in India dancing To find out more visit
the Looking-Glass support page here
in Crisis ... Palm oil found in many supermarket
products is responsible for the accelerated destruction of
precious rain forests home to the Orangutan, and around 5,000
of these intelligent apes are being driven from their unique
habitats in Borneo and Sumatra each year more...
is the world's largest exporter of Chinchilla fur
... Animal Friends Croatia is setting a positive example to
its own country's government and other Eastern European countries
who traditionally have appaling records of animal cruelty.
One Animal Friends' main focus projects is to call on all
world governments to ban fur trading. more...
and Dugongs are the gentle giants of the oceans
and estuaries around warmer climes of the world. Under serious
threat from global extinction, Looking-Glass Good-Cause support
asks you to read more and explore the options of how you can
help to bring these docile creatures back from the brink of
rescuing and homing of companion animals.
The mistreatment of domestic
(companion) animals, mostly in countries such as Greece and
the Far East, is a highly charged and controvertial issue
- as you can read at Looking-Glass News "Pride, Poison
and Prejudice around the Parthenon".
Being types of animals,
which the general public in the west are more familiar with,
dogs and cats in distress generate a far higher cause for
concern than the sufferng of wild animal species in the natural
world - many of which are close to extinction. This may reveal
an imbalance of human compassion, because the wellbeing of
every species on this planet should be as important as the
next. However, the reason why the mistreatment of domestic
animals is given a geneourous amount of coverage here is because
they are a variety of life dependent on an interaction with
humans on a day to day basis. Cats, dogs and farmed animals
are species that have evolved through human intervention and
therefore human management. With humanised behaviour, cats
and dogs in particular are now dependent on us for food and
shelter, while a wild animal (in the traditional sense) isn't.
As we are responsible for domesticating, then breeding billions
of companion animals over many centuries, it will forever
be our responsibility to provide food and shelter for a species,
which would otherwise be unable to fend for itself. Those
abandond animals that attempt to do so only last months if
not just days in what would have once been their natural habitat.
It's now everyone's responsibility to help alleviate their
A Selection of Domestic
Animal Rescue Charities
S.O.S.Strays' main goal
is to improve the welfare of animals, mainly in South-European
countries such as Greece. Their website will inform you about
the appalling conditions and treatment of stray dogs and cats
at popular holiday destinations such as Greece. The organisation
also aims to financially help local animal welfare societies
in such countries and arrange for re-homing of animals to
new homes in Belgium and Holland.
Address: S.O.S.Strays p/a Carine
Wouters, Calesbergdreef 12, B-2900 Schoten (Belgium) FAX 03-
644 32 44
Although Arche Noah's website
doesn't have a straightforward "Who We Are" information
page, you'll eventually come across plenty of useful info relating
to their organization's mission via their site's "future"
link. Run by Germans, Arche Noah presents a highly commendable
example of a well run Greek animal rescue organization.
E-mail: Use contact form on
their site (this includes other contact info too.)
Greek Animal Welfare Fund
was established in the UK in 1959.
Their main objective is to raise money to further humane behaviour
towards animals of all kinds in Greece and its islands.
GAWF is currently helping around 25 animal protection groups
with expertise, equipment and financial support.
Address: Head Office, 1-2 Castle
Lane, London, SW1E 6DN, United Kingdom
Greek Animal Rescue are
a UK based organisation mainly involved in the rescue of dogs.
Through GAR Newsletters, campaign articles and hard hitting
press releases, animal rescuers in Greece are provided with
an international voice and support.
69 Great North Way, Hendon, London NW4 1PT
Find More Charities and Animal rescue
organisations at our Directories
Read the news feature Pride,
Poison and Prejudice around the Parthenon
at Looking-Glass Global News
Read hundreds of articles about animal
welfare at the Looking-Glass
Global News Site