Crimes Against Animals Around the World – no country is exempt
This is to show that animal abuse is prevalent throughout the world, such that no country or culture be singled out for self-righteous and bigoted racist attacks, which currently runs rampant in the AR movement.
In alphabetical order:
ALLIGATOR SLAUGHTER – USA
ANIMAL CIRCUS – Peru, Russia, UK, Ukraine, USA (China banned animal circuses January 2011)
BEAR BILE USE & FARMING – China
Bird shooting (duck, goose, pheasant, pigeon, turkey…) – Argentina, Bolivia, Canada, Italy, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, S. Africa, Scotland, Spain, UK, Uraquay, USA ++
And how do they do it? Here’s how:
BOILING LOBSTERS AND CRABS ALIVE – the method used in the USA, UK, and most other Western countries. (“The Chinese” seldom eat lobsters, but when they do, they decapitate the lobsters first with a single cleaver-chop.)
BOW-HUNTING – Benin, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Canada, Central African Republic, Croatia, Denmark, Ethiopia, France, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Mozambique, Namibia, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, South Africa, Tanzania, Turkey, USA, Zimbabwe
Bow hunting is the most cruel form of recreational hunting, with a dismal non-lethal wounding rate of ~50%.
BULL-FIGHTING – Colombia, Ecuador, France, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Venezuela
BUSH MEAT – Cameroon, Congo (great apes), DRC, Gabon, Guinea + some other African countries
CANNED HUNTING – South Africa, USA
CAT/DOG EATING – Angola (dog), Argentina (cat – “only during hardship”), Cambodia, Cameroon (dog), China, Cuba (dog), Japan, Lagos, Laos, Nigeria, Philippines (+ Filipinos in USA), S. Korea, (former) Soviet Union, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, (+ Lewis-and-Clark, USA)
COCK FIGHTING – Afghanistan, Canary Islands, Colombia, Dominion Republic, Ecuador, France, Guam, Indonesia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Thailand, Venezuela,
CRUSH VIDEOS – many countries – see http://www.StopCrush.org
CRUSHING BOX (cruel elephant training practice) – Thailand
Elephants are trained differently between Thailand and India, the latter being much more humane.
“CULL” HUNTING – Canada, Finland, USA (usually in urban areas, by bow-hunters, for bow-hunters)
DAIRY INDUSTRY – Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, New Zealand, Russia, UK, Ukraine, USA
World total milk production in 2009
FAO statistics 
(including cow/buffalo/goat/sheep/camel milk)
Rank Country Production (10 to the 6th power kg/y)
1 India 110,040
2 USA 85,859
3 China 40,553
4 Russia 32,562
5 Pakistan 34,362
6 Germany 28,691
7 Brazil 27,716
8 France 24,218
9 New Zealand 15,217
10 UK 13,237
11 Italy 12,836
12 Turkey 12,542
13 Poland 12,467
14 Ukraine 11,610
15 Netherlands 11,469
16 Mexico 10,931
17 Argentina 10,500
18 Australia 9,388
19 Canada 8,213
20 Japan 7,909
Rank Country Production (10 to the 6th power kg/y)
EU (all 27 countries) 153,033
1 Germany 28,691
2 France 24,218
3 UK 13,237
4 Italy 12,836
5 Poland 12,467
6 Netherlands 11,469
7 Spain 7,252
8 Romania 5,809
9 Ireland 5.373
10 Denmark 4,814
DOG FIGHTING – Afghanistan, Australia (illegal, but happening), India (illegal, but happening), Japan, Mexico, Pakistan, Rome (historical), Russia, South Africa (wide spread), South America (most countries, by and large illegal, but happening), UK (illegal, but happening), USA (illegal, but happening)
DOLPHIN CAPTURE & CAPTIVITY – Canada (captivity), China (captivity), Guinea Bassau (“massive capture” in 2004 +), Japan (capture and captivity), Mexico (capture – illegal, but happening + captivity), USA (Captivity) +
1985 – Australia banned all cetacean captivity.
1992 – Hungary banned cetacean captivity
1993 – UK banned cetacean captivity
2005 – Chile and Costa Rica banned cetacean captivity
Currently, there are ~60 dolphinarium in Europe, 34 in EU.
DOLPHIN SLAUGHTER – Denmark (Faroe Islands), Japan
………Anthony Marr meeting with Izumi Ishii, ex-dolphin-killer turned whale-watching operator, who single-handedly stopped dolphin killing at Futo, Japan, before heading on to Taiji to perform a dolphin-saving operation.
DRIFT-NET FISHERY – France, Italy, Japan, Korea, Morocco, Taiwan, Turkey
FACTORY FARMS – Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech, Colombia (eggs + 2.5M pigs), Denmark, Egypt, Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Netherlands (world’s biggest exporter of eggs – 5.4 billion/year), Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, UK, Ukraine, USA
FOIE GRAS – France (78%) +5
FOX HUNTING – UK
FUR FARMING – Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Netherlands, EU, Finland, Russia, Sweden, USA
GESTATION CRATE – Canada, EU, USA + most countries with factory pig-farms.
Banned in Sweden and the UK. Will be banned in Denmark by 2014, and in New Zealand by 2015. Banned in certain US states (Arizona, California, Florida) but far from all.
HARE COURSING – Ireland
HORSE EATING and SLAUGHTER –
Consumers: Afghanistan, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China (only a few provinces), France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Mongolia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, S. Korea, Tonga, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine
Breaking news! (Nov. 18, 2011) – the USA has just re-instituted horse slaughtering on American soil. States like Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Georgia and Missouri are considering opening or re-opening horse-slaughter plants. 120,000-200,000 horses will be slaughtered in America per year.
Major Horse meat Production Countries, 2005
Country # of horses
China 1,700,000 horses
Horse meat production levels as of 2009
Country Tons per year
Argentina 57,000 tons
HUNTING VIDEOS – Canada, USA
MEAT CONSUMPTION PER CAPITA – Australia, Spain, USA top 3
MEAT CONSUMPTION BY COUNTRY – USA + all countries
Line up single file all the cows killed in the USA per year, and the cow line will go from LA to New York 15 times.
Line up single file all the pigs killed in the USA per year, and the pig line will go from LA to New York 35 times.
Line up single file all the chickens killed in the USA per year (~10 billion), and the chicken line will go from the Earth to the Moon 8 times.
The World’s Most Prominent Fishing Nations:
6. Russian Fed.
9. Korea, Rep.
14. Korea, DPR
•52% of fish stocks are fully exploited
•20% are moderately exploited
•17% are overexploited
•7% are depleted
•1% is recovering from depletion
PUPPY MILLS (like little factory farms) – Australia, Canada (esp. Quebec, banned in Toronto), UK, USA
RATTLESNAKE ROUND-UP – USA
RHINO HORN USAGE & POACHING – African countries (trophy hunting and poaching), China (medicine), SE Asian countries (poaching), USA (trophy hunting), Yemen (dagger handles, recently banned)
RODEO – Canada, USA
SEAL MASSACRE – Canada, Namibia
SHARK-BAITING (with live dogs) – France
SHARK FIN CONSUMPTION – Canada, China, USA
SHARK FINNING – Top 6: Costa Rica, Japan, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, UAE + almost every country with a coastline.
“SPORT” FISHING – Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, Fiji, Indonesia, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Tahiti, USA + most countries with a coastline
TRAPPING (leg-hold, conibar, snare) – Canada, Finland, Germany, Norway, Russia, Sweden, USA +
The leg-hold trap has been banned in 88 countries (including Finland, Norway and Sweden, but in which other forms of trapping continue), but only 8 US states have done so.
TROPHY HUNTING (“Big Game Hunting”) – Botswana, Canada, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, USA, Zimbabwe
VEAL – see dairy countries.
VIVISECTION – Canada, Germany, Switzerland, UK, USA and most countries with universities
WHALING – Canada (native whaling), Japan (“Research” whaling), Norway (illegal whaling)
THERE IS NO HUMANE WAY TO KILL A WHALE!
WILDHORSE ROUND-UP – to make room for more and more cattle ranches on public land – USA
WILDLIFE TRADE – Afghanistan, Argentina, Bangladesh, Belize, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Burma, Cambodia, Canada, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, India, Laos, Maldives, Mexico, Namibia, Nepal, Panama, Pakistan, Peru, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Thailand, USA, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe + the Internet
WOLF HUNTING & EXTERMINATION – China (license for foreign hunters), Estonia, Finland, Mongolia, Norway, Russia, USA
ZOOS (with a few exceptions) – most countries
Global ENVIRONMENTAL statistics by country:
December 13, 2011:
Somewhat belatedly, though never too late, I came across what entertainer Steven Patrick Morrissey said about the Chinese people being a “SUBSPECIES” (Sep 4, 2010). At issue was animal circuses. Perhaps I was too busy on the road conducting my 7th Compassion for Animals Road Expedition (CARE-7 tour – 40 states in 7 months, Apr-Nov, 2010). Now, upon reading it, the first thought that sprang to mind is: Does he think that he belongs to the Master Race? What does this make him? A “Subspeciesist”?
Good thing that facts speak for themselves. In January this year, China beat Morrissey’s UK, and the US, and Canada, in banning animal circuses. Even so, inevitably, when I shared the positive news in a Facebook post, it quickly degenerated into yet another negative Chinese-bashing thread.
As a Chinese Canadian ARA, I’ve taken this type of abuse on a daily basis – from fellow ARAs of all people – for years – though admittedly none was meant to be offensive against my person. At first, I remained silent, thinking that racism would not be tolerated in the movement espousing Anti-Speciesism, which hopefully would be cleansed by those who could see comparable ugliness in their own cultural mirrors, e.g. bow hunting, factory farms, rodeo, vivisection…, and animal circuses, because I considered the subject beneath my dignity and irrelevant to my pro-animal activism. But one day, upon witnessing my own mother being insulted due to her ethnicity, I began writing about it (e.g. my latest blog on this subject: [CRIMES AGAINST ANIMALS Around The World] – http://homosapienssaveyourearth.blogspot.com/2011/11/crimes-against-animals-around-world.html).
Now, in late 2011, reading Morrissey’s statement, and others’ comments in his support, and seeing anti-Chinese groups spring up like wildfire within the AR movement, I have come to a point of resignation. Morrissey and his fans can own the racist sector of the AR movement for all I care. Thankfully, there are groups exemplified by Stand By Animals In China, Stop Crush and the Global Anti-Hunting Coalition that hold steadfastly against racism of any kind within the Animal Rights movement, thus maintaining it on an even keel in the winds of prejudice and bigotry.
Though I understand where his offensive statement had come from – his gut and not his head – I feel that Morrissey owes my mother a big apology, and my father, my sister, my brother, my uncles and aunts and cousins, my childhood friends, NONE OF WHOM eat cats and dogs, or use rhino horn, or skin animals alive, and the vast majority of the Chinese people who are as irked by these atrocities as he is. As for me, I don’t need his apology. He can save his breath for a new song of true compassion, one embracing all sentient beings – including the Chinese people, at least the hundreds of millions of them that abhor cruelty as he does.
Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)