“Animal rights activists appalled: thousands of animals die for children’s magazine since the beginning of the year French brings the Publisher Hachette in Paris every 14 days the children’s magazine mini beasts” out. Issue No. 4 in German newspaper stores currently, a total of 15 issues are planned. A real animal from the root of the arthropods, cast in a resin block is included in each issue. We are also dismayed to discover that here for each issue thousands animals such as Scorpions, spiders and beetle are senselessly killed and abused as a sales gimmick”, Laura Zimprich, spokeswoman of the Association are outraged public animal e.V.. The few sound professional information about the biology and lifestyle of each themed species are inappropriate terms such as horror wasps “and velvety crawlies” distorts and watered down. The magazine’s title suggests that it must be in the treated animals beasts and monsters”, says Ursula Bauer action animal Berlin. Instead of objective and “” factually about the interesting world of arthropods to report, be extremely how aggressively the various animals in a lurid way with human qualities”and dangerous”occupied”, so the next biologist.
Carelessly in the simplest terms. “So the magazine with the slogan of discover the world of insects”, addressed in issue 1 and 3 but then Scorpions, which are known to the class of Arachnids and not insects. “Also the print real spiders, beetles and insects” creates confusion, especially beetles belong to the class of insects. The animal or species thought comes in the book series ever not to wear. Instead, one finds the little child-friendly tip in issue 4 T Acharya never a hornet nest close to the distress signal sent out by her calls her people to attack ‘. ” Together with the strange assertion, Hornets were born to fight’, the image of a dangerous Monster conveyed here our children actually, which with the in fact completely harmless insect covers in any way. On the homepage of the journal States that the animals used were specially bred on farms.
Bred to be killed and processed as a gimmick. Animals, neither dead nor alive, are not toys! Who pretends to want to bring children to the life of animals and then with it so life saw bypasses is implausible “, criticized by animal public Laura Zimprich. action animal and his cooperation partner animal public the Publisher ask, to stop the marketing of real animals and arthropods plastic back to access. The animal welfare organization action animal people for animals is e.V. with 210,000 members and 200 cooperation partners is a major animal and conservation organisations of in Germany. More information at: Diplom biologist Ursula Bauer, action animal – Office Berlin, Tel.: 030-30103831), Laura Zimprich, animal public e.V., Tel.: 0211 56949730). action animal people for animals e.V.