Category Archives: ANIMALS
1989 Deltic Records (UK)
01 Robert Wyatt – Pigs… (In There)
02 Madness – Animal Farm
03 Attrition – Monkey In A Bin
04 The Durutti Column – The Aftermath
05 Shelleyan Orphan – Suffer Dog
06 Kalima – Rain Forest
07 The Entire Population Of China – When The Last Ship Sails
08 Carla Lane – The Abbatoir
09 Gone To Earth – The Boyne Hunt Saboteurs
10 Pop, Dick And Harry – I Believe (I Believe)
11 Frank Chickens – One Million Hamburgers
12 Cleaners From Venus – All Cats Are Grey
13 The Style Council – Blood Sports
14 Anne Clark & Patrick Fitzgerald – Toros
15 Chumbawamba – Knit Your Own Balaclava
16 Josi Without Colours – Hear The Animals Cry
17 TV Smith – Lies
18 Captain Sensible – A Sporting Life
> 01, 02, 03, 04, 13, and 14 originally released on “Abuse” (1985)
> 15 and 17 originally released on “Mindless Slaughter” (1987)
> 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 16, and 18 originally released on “Sacrificed On An Altar Of Profit And Lies” (1988)
> 05 is exclusive to “The Liberator”
In 1984, Vivian Smith formed the UK organization Artists For Animals as a means to promote animal rights through music. In the latter half of the decade, Artists For Animals produced three compilation LPs featuring contributions from a variety of compassionate acts. Many of the tracks from those collections were later distilled into “The Liberator”, issued in 1989.
The proceeds from all releases were donated to groups dedicated to animal welfare and protection, including NAVS.
MISSION OF WORLD ANIMAL DAY
To raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe. Building the celebration of World Animal Day unites the animal welfare movement, mobilising it into a global force to make the world a better place for all animals.
It’s celebrated in different ways in every country, irrespective of nationality, religion, faith or political ideology. Through increased awareness and education we can create a world where animals are always recognised as sentient beings and full regard is always paid to their welfare.
“The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Mahatma Gandhi
A message of compassion featuring Nick Cave and Iggy Pop:
Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way.
Born on 29 September 2000, our Basil is the son of Rusty and Lexie, the latter having been the companion dog of my mother-in-law (Lexie passed away in 2012). Mrs. Shelf and I were all too happy to welcome Basil into our family, which included his older brother, Max (who passed away in 2015).
Basil’s name was inspired by three characters: Basil Fawtly (portrayed by John Cleese) from “Fawlty Towers”; Basil Brush, a mischievous fox from British children’s telly programs; and Basil Exposition (portrayed by Michael York) from the “Austin Powers” film series.
Like all Dachshunds, Basil proved to be stubborn, as well as a fierce protector—he was notorious for barking at almost all other dogs, and has unfortunately bitten ten people (both friends and strangers alike). Basil never passed up food of any kind, but always managed to maintain an athletic physique. He loved going on long walks, and really enjoyed swimming.
We always thought of Basil as a puppy, no matter his age. Although he had experienced back problems in the past, Basil fully recovered each time. Also, he had been contending with arthritis for several years. However, he started developing several new conditions within the past eight months. And we became most alarmed after Basil suffered a seizure last year on Christmas Eve. He had additional episodes afterwards, but always recovered.
This past Wednesday, Basil suffered two seizures and did not regain physical control. His breathing was labored, he was very uncomfortable, and his condition deteriorated quickly. After consulting with Basil’s veterinarian, we sadly agreed that it was time to say goodbye to our old friend.
The doctor later determined that Basil likely had Hemangiosarcoma (also known as canine cancer) that affected many of his organs. We had no idea—our little buddy was such a fighter!
We miss Basil dearly, and will always love him.
World Wildlife Day, observed annually on 3 March, is a global celebration of the beautiful and varied forms of wild animals and plants on our planet, as well as an occasion to raise awareness of the plight of threatened and endangered species.
The theme of this year’s celebration is ‘Listen to the Young Voices’, with a focus on encouraging young people around the world to explore conservation, and instill in them a responsibility to take action for the future of wild fauna and flora.