Sabotaje del campeonato estatal de caza de zorros.

El pasado 29 de enero llevamos adelante un sabotaje de la caza de zorros en Galicia. Cerca de 150 activistas provenientes de diferentes puntos del territorio español acudieron obstaculizaron la caza de forma no violenta.
Los cazadores respondieron con agresiones tanto a activistas y como a periodistas que cubrĂ­an el evento.

Pero nada de esto frenarĂ¡ el sabotaje de la caza.

Con esta acciĂ³n, ademĂ¡s de salvar las vidas de numerosos animales, buscamos concienciar a la sociedad de que los animales no son recursos a nuestra disposiciĂ³n.

Cazar no es otra cosa que disparar a un animal y asesinarlo.  La palabra asesinar es definida en el Diccionario de la Lengua como: “Matar a alguien con premeditaciĂ³n, alevosĂ­a, etc.”. Ésa es la definiciĂ³n exacta de lo que constituye la caza.

La caza es una forma mĂ¡s de explotaciĂ³n animal. Sus defensores ven a los animales como recursos a nuestra disposiciĂ³n, en lugar de cĂ³mo lo que realmente son: seres que, como nosotros, pueden sufrir y disfrutar. Seres para quienes el sufrimiento y la muerte es un mal, y que, por tanto, debemos respetar.

En Equanimal hacemos activismo constante contra la caza y sus causas:

  • Acudimos a los lugares donde los animales son cazados para sabotear la caza.
  • Organizamos protestas contra esta para ir socabando la idea de que la caza es una actividad justa.
  • Trabajamos para transmitir al conjunto de la sociedad el mensaje de que todos los animales deben ser respetados.

New films on the protection of animals

The MovieTube with vegan values had in the year 2010 three new movies: “Blood Dolphins” (blood of dolphins) “Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home” (peaceful Kingdom: the journey home) and “Bold Native”. “Blood Dolphins” (Blood of dolphins) Animal Planet hosted this documentary that presents the current reality of the hunting of dolphins in the world.

The hunting of dolphins is an ancestral Act which has been banned in much of the world for many decades. However, there are some areas where it is still common practice, including Japan, Solomon Islands in the South Pacific and the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic.

With the growing controversy over this trade, why hunting dolphins? There are several reasons, but most of them boil down to money.

Dolphins for sale

Business of the dolphins is a lucrative business, and for many fishermen, is his only source of income. One way to get a great benefit is across the industry of the dolphin show. Currently, the majority of dolphins that are displayed in the parks are born in captivity, but some are acquired through hunting. According to SaveJapanDolphins.org, a bottlenose dolphin live can sell for more than $150,000 to a dolphin theme park, or exhibition centers.

But many other dolphins are captured and their fate is often death. In U.S. aquariums accredited by the Association of zoos and Aquariums (AZA), there are no dolphins of these hunts since this organization has a strict code of ethics.

Meat market

Despite the low quality of the dolphin meat and the high level of mercury containing, poachers kill them for their meat, and then distribute it to restaurants, grocery and even schools shop.The website SaveJapanDolphins.org (save the Japan dolphins) advises that the meat is often poorly labeled and sold as whale, which is more valuable and nutritious meat. Citizens buying dolphin meat are often unaware of their high levels of mercury, or believe that they are buying whale meat. The fishermen also sometimes buy the meat and use it as bait in pots of crab or other types of fishing.

See the website of the documentary “Blood Dolphins”

“Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home” (Pacific Kingdom: the journey home)

In the line of movies like “Food, Inc.”, “RPacific eino: the journey home” is a fascinating documentary that shows the experiences of transformation of five conventional farmers. The film also features a touching story of a COP who fights every day to help the animals abused in farms.

The documentary includes rare shots of dramatic rescues of animals and vividly describes the individual and family ties of farm animals.

This 78-minute documentary won prizes in festivals of PRE-BANKRUPTCY won the audience award at the Yale environmental Film Festival, it received the grand jury prize at the International Festival of cinema of Canada, and took the prize for best documentary at the Chicago completo Peace on Earth Film Festival.

The company that produced the film, Tribe of Heart, is a nonprofit that took place in the last decade, award-winning films whose purpose was to raise awareness and change lives. The organization works to empower the people who care and help them to become agents of social change peacefully. His first film, “The Witness ‘ (the witness), was exhibited on 32 festivals around the world and received eight awards as best documentary and two best of the Festival awards.

See the site of the documentary “Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home”

“Bold Native”

This drama has received an enormous amount of positive since before its launch reviews. The film is a (fictional) history of a man who is being pursued by the Government for the activity of releasing animals. The subject tries to orchestrate a massive action in several States before being captured by the FBI.

Charlie Cranehill, a deliverer of animals who is wanted by domestic terrorism, emerges from the interior to coordinate action at the national level. His estranged father, a CEO, tries to find it before the FBI does.

Its content is serious and stimulating, while it also is a witty and funny film. The quality of the acting and the film is very good.

“Bold Native” is not a film “preaching” or a fictional documentary. It is a film for everyone, not only for the animal rights activists. It’s a well written, well acted, dramatic and surprising film that moves people.

“Bold Native”, is a non-linear film so be prepared to follow the past and the present.

The film has the power to change people so that the horrible images of documentaries can not, because you are involved in the fight, instead of being repelled by the reality of the cruelty to animals.