From the Road

Free Julian Assange

The ruling could come any day now. And what does the EU say?

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Whistleblower Chelsea, aka Bradley Manning, has long since returned to freedom, while Julian Assange has had to fight for his freedom for thirteen years. The High Court in London will now decide on his extradition. Last week, there was still a debate in the EU Parliament. More here.

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“The world is big, and you’ll never arrive.”

Phillip Soupault

On the Road

Only in spirit at the moment. Although… Two next stops in the USA are already planned. There’s still a bit of time. Maybe I’ll take a look around Spain first and visit some of the dedicated people there who rescue and look after maltreated Galgos and other native greyhounds.

Animal rights activists around the world are fighting against a global – and very lucrative – industry of cruel exploitation of all greyhound breeds: greyhound racing including an online betting system, hare coursing, the sale of “retired” hounds for animal testing and meat markets.

The Galgo, a Spanish greyhound breed, has become a symbol of this fight. Meet some of the Galgo protection associations in Spain and Germany. On the right is the international network Free the Galgo. Below you will find four other animal protection associations (a click takes you to their websites).
I will continually introduce more organizations, including from other countries.