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Adorable Bella who thinks she's a dog, has just given birth to a gorgeous girl yesterday. She is utterly amazing and you can follow her story on FB:

Baby Bella was taken into care by farmer’s wife Gilly Chippendale, after she was rejected first by her birth mother and then by several other ewes when she was a newborn lamb.

Read more: Meet Bella, the adorable sheep who thinks she’s a dog

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MetroUK | Facebook: Metro
Gilly added: ‘Bella certainly doesn’t believe she’s a sheep. She’s never recognised herself as a sheep, she’s inquisitive but frightened of other sheep. ‘It’s very funny to see her walk past other sheep on our walks acting very aloof. She even runs away from sheep if they follow her.

Read more: Meet Bella, the adorable sheep who thinks she’s a dog

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MetroUK | Facebook: Metro

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Bella & her baby. FB page Bella The Sheep
 

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This is so sad :


I was hoping all day long that this wasn't going to happen. I'm so sad :

 
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Simply wonderful!


“Transporting a bear across four national and two EU borders is a big challenge, even more so in COVID-19 times.
We had to ensure Jambolina’s wellbeing at all times while a lot of paperwork and controls were needed for the logistical part of the transfer,”


 

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This can't be true!

French senators have secretly passed an amendment to punish whistleblowers who expose the behind-the-scenes activities of livestock farms with three years in prison.

In the controversial law on global security, which was finally adopted on 15 April, a provision went rather unnoticed during the debates. This amendment, which was tabled late by two LR senators, nevertheless profoundly modifies an article of the French penal code, which punishes the offences of entering and remaining in the home of another person. It now extends to any "professional, commercial, agricultural or industrial premises". And the penalties are tripled, rising to three years in prison and a fine of 45,000 euros.


If this amendment has aroused the anger of associations fighting against poor housing, it also targets - and more particularly - another phenomenon: the clandestine videos of animal defence associations, such as L214. At the time of the vote, Senator Laurent Duplomb did not hide the fact that it was a question of repressing "illegal intrusions into farms, which have been multiplying in recent years", and less so squatting.

Essential work

However, although it produces unbearable videos, L214's action is essential to reveal the backstage of farms and slaughterhouses. Just recently, on 5 May, the organisation broadcast images of brutalized and dying animals in a slaughterhouse in Briec, Brittany. This is an establishment of the Les Mousquetaires group, which supplies the Intermarché chain of stores.

Too weak to move, some sows are electrocuted directly on arrival at the slaughterhouse, then kicked and prodded in the anus and eyes. Others are trapped in these corridors, which are obviously too narrow, to the point where they have to be killed on the spot. Following this video, the management of the slaughterhouse decided to temporarily suspend its activities, pending the conclusions of the various audits and internal investigations.


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This can't be true!

French senators have secretly passed an amendment to punish whistleblowers who expose the behind-the-scenes activities of livestock farms with three years in prison.
Many states in the US have what we affectionately call Ag-Gag laws. Welcome to the club.

the federal government has The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act that "prohibits any person from engaging in certain conduct "for the purpose of damaging or interfering with the operations of an animal enterprise."
 
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I really don't like that little angry emoji. it makes me think you are angry at me. Of course I know better but its still a little upsetting.