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Hisses and Purrs

Battery Hens Fly First Class! Read All About It!

It’s time for another edition of Hisses and Purrs. Each week we run down the good, and the not-so-good, in animal welfare. Hissy Fit Jones has been working overtime this week. When you read what he’s got to share, you’ll be hissing too.

Take it away, Hissy.

You humans try my patience!

You humans try my patience!

Hisses to the Hubei Shuanghuan Science and Technology Stock Co. of the Hubei province in China, for dumping ammonia in the Fuhe River. The ammonia dumping resulted in the death of many fish. Chinese officials report having cleaned up 220,000 lb of fish from the river.

Hisses to the poachers who poisoned watering holes at the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe and killed 41 elephants for their tusks. The poachers were apprehended and charged for their crimes, but that will not stop their actions from impacting all the animals in the region.

Hisses to the as-yet-unknown perpetrators who, on September 1st, threw a kitten from a silver Hyundai Sonata toward people gathered to peacefully protest in Charlotte, North Carolina. The people were gathered in support of Japan Dolphin Day, a day to bring awareness about the dolphin slaughter in Japan. The kitten, believed to be between 6-10 weeks old, died minutes later from internal injuries. The Animal Legal Defense League has offered a $2000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the individuals responsible.

This photo, released by law enforcement, is of the car taken just after the incident took place.

This photo, released by law enforcement, is of the car taken just after the incident took place.

What? Are you kidding me? I hear the law enforcement officers were just as upset and mad as the protesters were. This clown’s days are numbered!

June Buggie, please give us some purrs so we can all calm down again.

There is much good in the world. Let's focus on it as well.

There is much good in the world. Let’s focus on it as well.

Purrs to the people of the UK who are protesting the badger culls. Volunteers have gone out to make loud noises and shine bright lights to frighten the badgers into hiding in hopes of saving their lives.

Purrs to the Animal Liberation NSW, who purchased a hexacopter drone and fitted it with high-definition video equipment for use in investigations of commercial farming. The drone is being used to investigate livestock farms to determine if free range chickens are actually kept under free range conditions.

from abc.net.au

from abc.net.au

Purrs to Animal Place in Grass Valley, CA, who rescued 1150 chickens that a commercial egg producer planned to gas. The two-year old laying hens had never been outside of cages and had never seen sunlight. Animal Place will fly them cross-country on a private jet to New York, where they will live out their days in back yards across the northeast. And extra-special purrs to the anonymous donor that donated the money to let these flightless birds fly.

Oh June Buggie, that makes my heart happy again. There ARE lots of good people in the world!

What about you? Do YOU have any hisses or purrs to share this week?

About Jen and the Furries

Hello and welcome. I’m a 50 something woman who’s probably awake when she should be sleeping. Oh, and there are animals, because who doesn’t have pets?


36 thoughts on “Battery Hens Fly First Class! Read All About It!

  1. 41 elephants 😦

    Posted by bumpyroadtobubba | September 10, 2013, 6:01 AM
    • These people are uneducated and have no clue about the damage they are doing. But the people who move the ivory, and the ones that buy it, DO know. That’s why punishing the poachers will never be an effective strategy.

      Posted by rumpydog | September 10, 2013, 6:02 AM
  2. Hisses to three zoos who are currently avoiding our hoomans phone calls and not responding to the concerns she has raised about the condition of guinea pigs there. Whee will not be giving up so they’d better get talking.

    Purrs to the charity Nowzad in Somerset who rescued a dog called Wylie, abandoned on the streets of Kabul in Afghanistan. He was being badly treated and was in a poor state, so soldiers who were serving in the country rescued him and brought him to the UK. He has been nursed back to health and made it through to compete for a place at Scruffts – a competition for cross-breed dogs.

    Whee aren’t sure if whee should hiss or purr about this story the little hoomans told us about – http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/23956573

    Happy Tuesday!

    Nacho, Buddy & Basil

    Posted by hutchagoodlife | September 10, 2013, 6:12 AM
  3. The hisses were pretty bad this week. Some people are an embarrassment to the human race.

    Posted by Charles Huss | September 10, 2013, 6:27 AM
  4. And here you thought chickens couldn’t fly! But… but… a hexacopter! Now, how cool is that? Definitely trading in the old Ford Escort on one of those! Great post, btw. 🙂

    Posted by bitcodavid | September 10, 2013, 6:54 AM
  5. Oh no….poor kitten….. It’s unforgivable that there was heartless human who threw him/her away from the car….
    I hope the criminal would be arrested soon.

    Posted by eripanwkevin | September 10, 2013, 9:26 AM
  6. Poor kitty baby! Luckily they caught that clown on camera. And yay for the chickens! There really are good people in the world.

    Posted by Vicki Stringfellow Cook | September 10, 2013, 9:37 AM
  7. Sometimes, it’s really humiliating to be human.

    Posted by Teepee12 | September 10, 2013, 11:05 AM
  8. Peeps are just CRAZY sometimes.

    Posted by Frankie and Ernie | September 10, 2013, 11:54 AM
  9. Your hisses sure do make me mad and sad, at the same time. The human race is so often just so inhumane and cruel.

    Posted by meowmeowmans | September 10, 2013, 1:23 PM
  10. So happy about the chickens! Everything deserves to see the sun and skies (cats, of course view through windows for safety)
    Gotta love that drone – hope it’s a game changer…wonder if those are being used with isolated dog fighting/cock fighting rings.

    Posted by philosophermouseofthehedge | September 10, 2013, 3:06 PM
  11. How heartbreaking for that poor baby kitty. Some humans leave me speechless. Much nicer news for the chickens! Hooray! =^.^=

    Posted by baileyboatcat | September 10, 2013, 4:43 PM
  12. Those hisses make me sad 😦

    Posted by an uncommon girl | September 10, 2013, 6:22 PM
  13. Good job, Hissy Fit and June Buggie,

    Posted by whydowepaythem | September 10, 2013, 8:01 PM
  14. I don’t have hisses nor purrrs Rumpy…apology for not coming round to visit…the loss of Dash Kitten was so hard…we took a few days break…purrrs Savvy

    Posted by Savannah's Paw Tracks | September 10, 2013, 10:26 PM
  15. Hope they catch the perp who throw the Kitten,they need to be thrown about a bit thems selves!

    Posted by speedyrabbit | September 11, 2013, 1:08 AM
  16. The hisses make me really sad.

    Posted by Clowie | September 11, 2013, 4:12 AM
  17. All those hisses hiss me off, particularly the idiots with the kitten but that a hexacopter drone fitted it with high-definition video equipment for use in investigations of commercial farming is needed hisses me off the most… seriously… there seems to be just too many loopholes. I wonder what happens to operators who are found to transgress. Eventually a fine, probably.

    Posted by EllaDee | September 11, 2013, 8:55 PM
  18. Excellent hisses & purrs, Rumpy. I can’t believe that throwing of the kitten, just can’t believe it. Would you throw your baby out of a car, you know – God, just can’t believe it.

    Posted by WordsFallFromMyEyes | September 14, 2013, 12:29 AM
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