About My Blog.

Welcome! This is "Catatonic Digressions."
Most, if not all readers don't understand my blog's title. It's an old inside joke from a forum long gone. I was going to change it, but since it's been "confusing" for so long, I decided to leave it. Don't worry about what it means, the content of the blog is what is important.

Unfortunately, my blog isn't what I set out for it to be. A disturbed and manic online stalker and cyberbully has made it impossible for me to post about family, my son, life in my part of New York...so I stopped (for the most part), and I mostly reblog and repost what I feel is important, necessary or close to my heart. As for the stalking sociopath, she can go to hell for harassing me and my family since mid-2008. You can't scare me offline with a few lame threats and dozens of pages of defamation, abuse, depravity and libel. I'm bitchy like that. ;)
(Anyone who knows me knows I'm not actually a bitch, but let's allow this psychopath to think I'm a bitch to her blackened heart's content—it seems to make her feel she has some sort of control over me…and it does not.)

If you read a story and you feel moved in any way, comment. Comments are more than welcome.

Unlike those online who lie and hide behind fake photos and insanely fabricated stories, I'm a real person. I'm real and I don't pretend to be someone I'm not. After years of putting up with online abuse by manipulative, pathological liars, attention whores or narcissists, I've had it. Don't bother me with pathetic drama. I have no time for these types of people and their need to absorb others' time and attention.

Feel free to email me if you have a story or cause you would like shared, especially if it pertains to animal rights, liberation, veganism, animal welfare, health and well-being, geekery, Macs and computer dorkiness, music, lowbrow art, kitchy stuff, skateboards, the beach, swimming, diving, NYC, beading (it's my hobby), recipes (love to cook, especially if I made the recipe up myself!), VEGAN!, ALF, Sea Shepherd, Action for Animals, NIO, 269Life and/or anything you think I might enjoy or others might—you never know. It doesn't always have to be serious. Hilarious stories, local NY, funny videos or photos, photobombs (especially if they contain pets!)...I might be partially censored, but I'm not closed down!

Please, join Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, and follow them and The Barbi Twins on Twitter and Facebook.

For the Oceans,
Suzanne

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Get Ready for Seal Shepherd to Use the Same Old Bullying Techniques, Gay Bashing and Lies.

Seal Shepherd—All Facts, No Fiction.: People Against Seal Shepherd.: Get Ready for Seal ...: People Against Seal Shepherd.: Get Ready for Seal Shepherd to Use the Same Old Bu... : Hold on, Seal Shepherd ( @sealshepherd), for a couple...

This is a REPOST from http://thesealshepherd.blogspot.com/
I've altered the Title because there is more than bullying and lies in the entry about "Seal Shepherd." He's a hardcore homophobic, continually raging out against gay people, especially women. He's ranted about "lesbian bitches" in the past, but here, he targets one woman, and he actually posts personal information about her so he can convince others to abuse and harass this wonderful, friendly and caring animal rights activist. He uses a passive-aggressive approach, claiming that people who want to help save the seals—other animal activists—were bothered by her. Then his own aggression comes out. He threatens her directly. He threatens everyone with a statement,"Any underground orgs that come to this woman's defence will be dealt with as well." He attacks her, makes her a target and then claims that people complained that she is for lesbian rights! Anyone who knows an animal rights activist—a true activist—knows they do not single out people by gender, religious beliefs, color or race for hate and/or abuse.
Only Michael McDade of the one man show Seal shepherd does.
Seal Shepherd has already stated that he wants to move from Brampton, Canada because—as he feels—the "...blacks and turbin wearing are taking over my town...blacks are everywhere I turn, ans so are muslims..." He said he wanted to move ASAP, to a WHITE AREA.

Before I post the blog entry, please keep in mind that this man is not ALF and is not affiliated with ALF. He's a leather-clad, chicken nugget eating psychotic fake. NEVER email the fake email he has posted claiming to be ALF and don't follow the fake Twitter account he's made pretending to be ALF Canada. It's him. He's "Damian L" and any other aliases. Watch yourself on Facebook. He's banned legally from Facebook via a cease and desist order from the law firm Facebook retains. This had kept him off for a while, but he's back, so use caution.



Sunday, October 2, 2011


Get Ready for Seal Shepherd to Use the Same Old Bullying Techniques and Lies.

Hold on, Seal Shepherd ( @sealshepherd), for a couple of years, you've made it very clear—you are not an animal rights activist. You think animal rights activists are ridiculous. Now you, the one who threatens "animal rights people" all the time, is proclaiming some sort of "protection?" Oh, that is rich.


"I will put an end to your misery very promptly." Can you tell everyone just how you'd go about this? I sure am curious, because I've had threats from someone, and I'm an animal rights activist. I was threatened not once, but many times, by Michael McDade from Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Oooooh, wait...that's YOU. So, how will you deal with yourself, and promptly I might add?


"…that come to this woman's defence will be dealt with as well."
You were cyberbullying someone for being gay. You made libelous comments about her, posted them to hundreds of online users and asked them to harass and abuse her. You used derogatory language and you mad it clear to all: you are a bigot. You loathe gays. You found out she was a lesbian, and that just could not be part of your pretend agenda, because homosexuality makes you feel so uncomfortable.

Gay bashing and threats towards a woman.
False claims that animal rights activists would be offended and oppose a gay woman (or man) who is an activist for animals.
Lying blatantly about having connections to Hell's Angels, referring to them as 81's and pretending they back him up.


Animals have no voice. You're correct, partially. You, though, are not their voice. You're their pain in the ass. You actually stated once that the seals in Namibia "didn't call to you" because they weren't cute and cuddly like the Canadian seals. How then are you the voice of animals?

Oh, sure, I'd fall for this. (holds in giggle) The Animal Liberation Front, using unencrypted email on MSN of all things, sending you messages and asking for your next commands."Please ask Fink..." Ha ha ha, yes, I'm sure you were speaking to Sheryl Fink daily, because she actually does go and DO SOMETHING for the seals and would work with you because…she wouldn't. She wouldn't be bothered with you at all. No one would, and no one has. Dude, the amount of FAIL in your "campaign" is astounding. I can't help but laugh when I read your pathetic prose. "We have ALF investigators, as well as volunteer bounty hunters on the ground in Newfoundland, Canada." I'm sure you did, Seal Shepherd…in your head, I'm sure you had all of your claims going on, in real time. It just wasn't really happening in real life.


And sorry, but that campaign? It didn't make media world-wide. You didn't make anything but an ass of yourself. You failed yourself, and you failed the seals, just as you will again when the seal hunt begins again. You will fail, because YOU ARE NOT REALLY DOING ANYTHING TO HELP SEALS. You're sitting at home, alone, posting ludicrous commands to Twitter users. When you aren't home you're on your iPhone, pretending you're posting from dangerous places when in truth, you're getting humiliated at a bar or local coffee shop—sweating and turning beet red—finally leaving because the laughter inside the walls is echoing so loudly in your ears that you can barely take it. You've been humiliated wherever you go for your delusional story-telling, yet you still think you can go into some of the bars other bikers frequent and you assume they will pat you on the back and buy you a beer, not start mocking you and telling the unknowing curious that you're the "Crazy Seal" guy who goes around pretending to be a "Seal Super Hero." You believe your own stories, but no one else does.



I found one of your big campaigns. "Seal Shepherd Central" you called it in the Information Tab. How did this help the seals? Take a look, and maybe you can explain how putting your time into this (and you put time in hours daily, for months) helped Canadian seals. Since you're banned from Facebook, will you begin informative groups with rich content like this one provided, possibly on Google+? (BTW, Google+ does not allow the use of "nicknames" and we are all reporting your Seal Shepherd Google+ account, since it does not have your real name on it at all. Your other profile is just as pitiful as your Facebook profile was. I'd know. I was on your friends list.


There's more to come. Enough to leave no doubt in the minds of anyone, on any social network, about the reality of this psychotic man calling himself "Seal Shepherd." Michael McDade is a mentally ill nobody, and the Peel Regional Police are very aware of him and his behavior. He's very afraid of getting arrested, so he won't cross certain lines this time around. He's afraid to spend one night in a jail cell, so how could anyone believe he'd "take a bullet" for a seal? He wouldn't. He was almost in tears when he went to the local police and told them he had posted things he was afraid would get him into trouble. He was shaking, rambling and very scared. He'd just threatened and harassed me, in a similar manner as he did to the woman in South Africa. This time, though, he knew I went directly to the police. Anyone claiming to be ALF, claiming he'd take a bullet, claiming he was shot in China, claiming he's the world's biggest activist for the seals when in fact he's the only one who has no proof of any actions at all CANNOT BE WHAT HE CLAIMS. He is a sissy. You can't claim to be ALF and at the same time, be petrified of arrest for cyberbullying women online. That just doesn't go hand-in-hand with those who take direct action seriously. He is not one who would actually say "By any means necessary" and stick to his word. He would run away like a scared little boy. Watch as his lies unfold. Note his blog is mostly about pretending to silence those who really do care about animals. Don't fall for his charade. He's a dolt. Run, don't walk away from him, literally and figuratively. He's a loose cannon with delusions of grandeur. He's a manipulative liar. He's a pansy.


Pathetic.

He should change the tagline on his blog to "Nine Crazy Blog Entries Against Real Animal Activists and Three Asinine Campaigns of Uselessness."

I'm ending this entry with a screenshot of email exchanges between Michael Mcdade and a woman in Canada who let him know she smelled bullshit, and she wasn't going to take his abusive crap online. She'd met this lunatic in person, so she knows he's a fraud. She knows him and so do many others she knows. They all called him out on his lies, and he decided to harass this woman, even after she asked him to stop contacting her, to leave her alone. He just can't stop harassing women, straight or gay. It's his favorite pastime.


Loser.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Get Ready for Seal Shepherd to Use the Same Old Bullying Techniques and Lies.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

People Against Seal Shepherd.: Get Ready for Seal Shepherd to Use the Same Old Bu...

People Against Seal Shepherd.: Get Ready for Seal Shepherd to Use the Same Old Bu...: Hold on, Seal Shepherd ( @sealshepherd), for a couple of years, you've made it very clear—you are not an animal rights activist. You think a...Sunday, October 2, 2011

Get Ready for Seal Shepherd to Use the Same Old Bullying Techniques and Lies.


Hold on, Seal Shepherd ( @sealshepherd), for a couple of years, you've made it very clear—you are not an animal rights activist. You think animal rights activists are ridiculous. Now you, the one who threatens "animal rights people" all the time, is proclaiming some sort of "protection?" Oh, that is rich.

"I will put an end to your misery very promptly." Can you tell everyone just how you'd go about this? I sure am curious, because I've had threats from someone, and I'm an animal rights activist. I was threatened not once, but many times, by Michael McDade from Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Oooooh, wait...that's YOU. So, how will you deal with yourself, and promptly I might add?


"…that come to this woman's defence will be dealt with as well."
You were cyberbullying someone for being gay. You made libelous comments about her, posted them to hundreds of online users and asked them to harass and abuse her. You used derogatory language and you mad it clear to all: you are a bigot. You loathe gays. You found out she was a lesbian, and that just could not be part of your pretend agenda, because homosexuality makes you feel so uncomfortable.





Gay bashing and threats towards a woman.
False claims that animal rights activists would be offended and oppose a gay woman (or man) who is an activist for animals.
Lying blatanlty about having connections to Hell's Angels, referring to them as 81's and pretnding they back him up.


Animals have no voice. You're correct, partially. You, though, are not their voice. You're their pain in the ass. You actually stated once that the seals in Namibia "didn't call to you" because they weren't cute and cuddly like the Canadian seals. How then are you the voice of animals?


Oh, sure, I'd fall for this. (holds in giggle) The Animal Liberation Front, using unencrypted email on MSN of all things, sending you messages and asking for your next commands."Please ask Fink..." Ha ha ha, yes, I'm sure you were speaking to Sheryl Fink daily, because she actually does go and DO SOMETHING for the seals and would work with you because…she wouldn't. She wouldn't be bothered with you at all. No one would, and no one has. Dude, the amount of FAIL in your "campaign" is astounding. I can't help but laugh when I read your pathetic prose. "We have ALF investigators, as well as volunteer bounty hunters on the ground in Newfoundland, Canada." I'm sure you did, Seal Shepherd…in your head, I'm sure you had all of your claims going on, in real time. It just wasn't really happening in real life.

And sorry, but that campaign? It didn't make media world-wide. You didn't make anything but an ass of yourself. You failed yourself, and you failed the seals, just as you will again when the seal hunt begins again. You will fail, because YOU ARE NOT REALLY DOING ANYTHING TO HELP SEALS. You're sitting at home, alone, posting ludicrous commands to Twitter users. When you aren't home you're on your iPhone, pretending you're posting from dangerous places when in truth, you're getting humilated at a bar—sweating and turning beet red—finally leaving because the laughter inside the walls is echoing so loudly in your ears that you can barely take it. You've been humiliated wherever you go for your delusional story-telling, yet you still think you can go into some of the bars other bikers frequent and you assume they will pat you on the back and buy you a beer, not start mocking you and telling the unknowing curious that you're the "Crazy Seal" guy who goes around pretending to be a "Seal Super Hero." You believe your own stories, but no one else does.



I found one of your big campaigns. "Seal Shepherd Central" you called it in the Information Tab. How did this help the seals? Take a look, and maybe you can explain how putting your time into this (and you put time in hours daily, for months) helped Canadian seals. Since you're banned from Facebook, will you begin informative groups with rich content like this one provided, possibly on Google+? (BTW, Google+ does not allow the use of "nicknames" and we are all rporting your Seal Shepherd Google+ account, since it does not have your real name on it at all. Your other profile is just as pitiful as your Facebook profile was. I'd know. I was on your friends list.

There's more to come. Enough to leave no doubt in the minds of anyone, on any social network, about the reality of this psychotic man calling himself "Seal Shepherd." Michael McDade is a mentally ill nobody, and the Peel Regional Police are very aware of him and his behavior. He's very afraid of getting arrested, so he won't cross cetain lines this time around. He's afraid to spend one night in a jail cell, so how could anyone believe he'd "take a bullet" for a seal? He wouldn't. He was almost in tears when he went to the local police and told them he had posted things he was afraid would get him into trouble. He was shaking, rambling and very scared. He'd just threatened and harassed me, in a similar manner as he did to the woman in South Africa. This time, though, he knew I went directly to the police. Anyone claiming to be ALF, claiming he'd take a bullet, claiming he was shot in China, claiming he's the world's biggest activist for the seals when in fact he's the only one who has no proof of any actions at all CANNOT BE WHAT HE CLAIMS. He is a sissy. You can't claim to be ALF and at the same time, be petrified of arrest for cyberbullying women online. That just doesn't go hand-in-hand with those who take direct action seriously. He is not one who would actually say "By any means necessary" and stick to his word. He would run away like a scared little boy. Watch as his lies unfold. Note his blog is mostly about pretending to silence those who really do care about animals. Don't fall for his charade. He's a dolt. Run, don't walk away from him, literally and figuratively. He's a loose cannon with delusions of grandeur. He's a manipulative liar. He's a pansy.


Pathetic.

He should change the tagline on his blog to "Nine Crazy Blog Entries Against Real Animal Activists and Three Asinine Campaigns of Uselessness."

I'm ending this entry with a screenshot of email exchanges between Michael Mcdade and a woman in Canada who let him know she smelled bullshit, and she wasn't going to take his abusive crap online. She'd met this lunatic in person, so she knows he's a fraud. She knows him and so do many others she knows. They all called him out on his lies, and he decided to harass this woman, even after she asked him to stop contacting her, to leave her alone. He just can't stop harassing women, straight or gay. It's his favorite pastime.


Loser.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Man Throws Kitten Like Fastball: Brave Teen Comes to Rescue

Man Throws Kitten Like Fastball: Brave Teen Comes to Rescue



By Beth Laurer of Indiana
About five years ago while I was at work, I received a call from my 18-year-old daughter. She was almost hysterical. Between sobs she explained she was visiting a friend and the neighbor next door to her friend’s house appeared with a kitten.  He was raging with anger stating the kitten had scratched his baby.  He proceeded to throw the kitten across a huge field next to where he lived.
My daughter began to run after the kitten and he began to run after her.  She found the kitten and the man threatened to knock her teeth out if she tried to help the kitten.  He grabbed the kitten and threw it on the roof of an abandoned hospital.  She was terrified of the man and pretended to leave.  She waited and when the man walked back across the field and into his house, she climbed up on the hospital roof and found the kitten in a ball. She brought it down with her and immediately called me.
Between sobs she said she feared the kitten was badly hurt.  I told her to take the kitten to the veterinarian and have it examined.  Not only did the vet save the kitten’s life, but he also gave my daughter the phone number for animal cruelty.  She called them and gave them the address of the man and a description of him. It turns out that he was already on probation.
He was arrested for animal cruelty. When my daughter talked with the animal cruelty officers, it was learned the distance the kitten was thrown was as big as half a football field.  She was a miracle kitten.  She is now grown up and lives with me. My daughter named her Cleo and she is loved by me, my daughter and all my cats.
Photo of Cleo All Grown Up

Have You Ever Saved an Animal?
Please join us in a worldwide event to rescue animals like Cleo.  Simply go out in your own community and help an animal in need, then log on to The Great Animal Rescue Chase to share your story and photos. And for a little extra inspiration, have a look at the gorgeous photos from this recent ginger kitten rescue.
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Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/man-throws-kitten-across-field-brave-teen-runs-to-rescue.html#ixzz1dGzJJqfi

Friday, October 21, 2011

Kittens Found Abused, Dead, in Front of Their Mother


Note from me: This took place in April of 2006. It's circulated the internet many times. 
This article is from July 2009. The horror it depicts is why it keeps cirulating the internet, especially on social networks.

WARNING: Photos below may be graphic.
From KDS:

Kittens abused/mutilated to death, bodies laid before the mother

On the 11th within a Kunming Panlong District neighborhood, the four kittens of an adopted stray cat were abused to death. According to the family that adopted the stray cat, on the morning of the 11th when they heard the cat’s tragic cries, they rushed downstairs to discover this stray cat’s four kittens abused to death, and even placed in front of the mother cat. The kittens’ bodies were covered with bullet holes, with blood all over. One of the kittens had its neck tied with a rope and elongated, its chest cut open, heart exposed, while the other three kittens’ heads were stepped on. According to this journalist’s observation, the bullet holes on the kitten’s bodies were caused by a metal toy gun. It is reckoned that during the night of the 10th, someone used a toy gun to beat the kitten black and blue, so that it was unable to escape, before continuing to abuse/mutilate it to death, and intentionally put them beside the mother cat.

Kittens Found Abused, Dead, Left In Front Of Their Mother

WARNING: Photos below may be graphic.
From KDS:

Kittens abused/mutilated to death, bodies laid before the mother

On the 11th within a Kunming Panlong District neighborhood, the four kittens of an adopted stray cat were abused to death. According to the family that adopted the stray cat, on the morning of the 11th when they heard the cat’s tragic cries, they rushed downstairs to discover this stray cat’s four kittens abused to death, and even placed in front of the mother cat. The kittens’ bodies were covered with bullet holes, with blood all over. One of the kittens had its neck tied with a rope and elongated, its chest cut open, heart exposed, while the other three kittens’ heads were stepped on. According to this journalist’s observation, the bullet holes on the kitten’s bodies were caused by a metal toy gun. It is reckoned that during the night of the 10th, someone used a toy gun to beat the kitten black and blue, so that it was unable to escape, before continuing to abuse/mutilate it to death, and intentionally put them beside the mother cat.

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The KDS post did not include the year and month: 2006 April.

These NetEaseXinhua news articles includes some more information:
The poor mother cat kept licking the kittens, hoping it would revive the kittens. Crying, the women who adopted the cat were unable to speak, hoping that the cat abuser can be found.


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昆明四只小猫被虐待致死 陈尸母猫面前(组图)
2006-04-14 10:41:36 来源: ChinaFotoPress(北京) 收藏此页 网友评论 4 条

2006年4月11日,昆明盘龙区一法院家属区内一寄养在车棚的野猫生的四只小猫被人虐待而死。母猫舔着小猫希望它们没有死 版权作品 请勿转载

2006年4月11日,昆明盘龙区一法院家属区内一寄养在车棚的野猫生的四只小猫被人虐待而死。母猫舔着小猫希望它们没有死 版权作品 请勿转载


2006年4月11日,昆明盘龙区一法院家属区内一寄养在车棚的野猫生的四只小猫被人虐待而死。小猫一家(以前主人给它们拍的照片)版权作品 请勿转载
2006年4月11日,昆明盘龙区一法院家属区内一寄养在车棚的野猫生的四只小猫被人虐待而死。据收养野猫的主人家说在11号凌晨听到猫凄惨的叫声,她们赶紧下楼发现这只野猫的四只小猫被人虐待而死,并且放在母猫面前。小猫身上布满弹孔,浑身是血。其中一只小猫脖子被绳子拉长,胸被剖开,心脏外露,另外两三只小猫头被踩扁。据记者观察,小猫身上的弹孔为金属玩具枪所致。估计是10日晚上,有人用玩具枪把小猫打得遍体鳞伤,无力逃跑,然后再进行虐待致死,并特意放在母猫身边。
可怜的母猫一直在小猫身上舔来舔去,希望能够舔活小猫。收养猫的女主人哭得说不出话来,希望能够找到虐待猫的凶手。春城晚报江洋

Saturday, October 15, 2011

A guide to NYC-based superheroes

8 Real & Fictional Addresses of Superheroes in New York City

BY OWEN PARSONS / APRIL 27, 2011


1. The Avengers



2. Iron Man



3. Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.



4. Luke Cage, Hero for Hire



5. Daredevil



6. Dr. Strange



7. Spider-Man



8. The Fantastic Four



Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Civil Disobedience Planned to Save the Animals!

URGENT!! Civil Disobedience Planned to Save the Animals!
Join LCA in Protesting Australia's Live Animal Export! 
Greetings!

Rupert Murdoch, an Australian-American global media tycoon, is the major shareholder, chairman, and managing director of the media conglomerate News Corporation. Some of the papers owned by News Corporation are biased against animal issues and activists. They print defamatory and inaccurate stories that are anti-animal and anti-activist, particularly on the issue of live animal export. Murdoch is a powerful man whose voice could end the unnecessary suffering of millions of animals. We must get his attention and demand he speak out!

Rupert Murdoch

Please join LCA in protesting live animal export at the News Corporation's Annual General Meeting on Friday, October 21, 2011. LCA is planning civil disobedience (details to be provided at the training) to demand that Murdoch watch the horrifying footage of live animal export, take an official stance against live animal export, and release a statement to the media condemning live animal export. If you are not comfortable taking part in civil disobedience LCA urges you to still attend the protest and show you support a ban on live animal export.

The week prior to the protest Chris DeRose, President and founder of LCA, will conduct a training on civil disobedience. For over three decades, Chris DeRose has been an international leader in the animal rights movement. He has lead and participated in civil disobedience countless times. This training will answer all of your questions and prepare you to use civil disobedience successfully to fight for the animals.

Civil Disobedience Training with Chris DeRose 

WHERE: Cheviot Hills Recreation Center, Clubroom 3
                  2551 Motor Ave Los Angeles, CA 90064
                  Click here for map and directions 

WHEN:    Wednesday, October 12, 2011 7pm-9pm

RSVP:      Click here to RSVP  


Protest Live Animal Export at the News Corp AGM
  
WHERE: Fox Studios, corner of Pico and Motor
                  10201 West Pico Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90035
                  Click here for map and directions  
  
WHEN:    Friday, October 21, 201110:30am-12:30pm

RSVP:     Click here to RSVP

 
 
Australia is the world's largest exporter of live animals for slaughter. Every year millions of Australian Cattle, Sheep, and Goats are exported live to be killed in the Middle East, South East Asia, North Africa, China, Mexico, and the Philippines - where animal welfare laws do not exist to protect them. Tens of thousands of animals die before reaching their destination. Those who survive the grueling journey are transported, handled, and slaughtered in horrific ways. A majority of the animals will have their throats cut while they are fully conscious, leading to prolonged pain, terror, and anguishing death.  

Rusty Live Export Ship

Multi tiered ships cage the animals on the voyage overseas to their cruel deaths. The decks are often enclosed without adequate ventilation and decks that are open sided have no climate control and leave the animals exposed to extreme weather conditions. Voyages can last up to 24 days and cages are almost never cleaned, leaving the animals to stand in their own urine and feces. A shipboard mortality rate of 1-1.5% is considered acceptable in the industry. 

Manhandling Trussed Australian Sheep into Trunk

The animals who survived the hellish journey will then be subjected to a cruel and inhumane death. Undercover video shows terrified animals slipping on the blood covered floors as they are forced to watch their companions slaughtered. Victims are dragged to the slaughter area by a hind leg and hit and kicked to the ground, frequently breaking bones in the process. Video also shows slaughter workers fighting to control frightened animals by slashing leg tendons, smashing knees with hammers, tail breaking, and eye gouging. One animal with a broken leg was tortured for 26 minutes before being killed.  

Australian Steer Beaten and Roped Before Slaughter

The evidence gathered against Australia's live trade during investigations over the last eight years is damning. No amount of profit or excuses can justify Australia's continued involvement in live animal export and the associated cruelty inflicted on animals. If you care about animals then please help LCA show the Australian government that this inhumane treatment of animals is unacceptable and help end this cruel trade once and for all.

 Please Join LCA in Protesting Live Animal Export 
at the News Corp AGM!  
The Animals Urgently Need You to Show Your Support!  


If you are unable to attend the protest please help the animals by writing to Australia's Prime Minister. Click here to send an email condemning live animal export. Or send a letter by post to:
  
The Hon Julia Gillard MP
Prime Minister
Parliament House
CANBERRA ACT 2600
Australia

 Sample Letter
Your Street Address
City State, Zip

Date

The Hon Julia Gillard MP
Prime Minister
Parliament House
CANBERRA ACT 2600

Dear Ms. Gillard,
After witnessing the horrendous treatment of Australian cattle in Indonesia, I am appalled that this cruelty has been allowed to continue for so long.

While the live export industry turns a blind eye to animal cruelty, the distressing images of animals being brutalized has reached US soil. Australia is gaining international attention and sending the message to other nations that Australia views abuse as acceptable treatment of animals.The only way to improve Australia's reputation with the rest of the world is to ban the live export of animals.

The animal abuse documented in undercover investigations would never be permitted on Australian soil, yet for decades the industry has continued to send live animals to countries regardless of the cruelty that awaits them.

Time and time again, the live export industry has proven that it cannot be trusted to uphold animal welfare or be honest with the Australian public and the world.

Please act to protect these animals from further brutality by ending this cruel trade once and for all.
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