Fiona Oakes is a British distance runner who holds four world records for marathon running. In 2013, she won both the Antarctic Ice Marathon and the North Pole Marathon. She runs despite losing a kneecap from an illness when she was 17.
Fiona has been vegan since she was 6 years old. She runs Tower Hill Stables Animal Sanctuary, is an ambassador for The Vegan Society, and is a patron of the Captive Animals Protection Society.
Fiona lives for the animals, not just the ever-increasing crew in her care, but all animals. Those in zoos, livestock farms, being tortured in laboratories, circuses, racing, and shows.
A further abomination is animals bred for their skins and fur, Fiona like all animal-loving Vegans rejects all those abuses. Neither are animals part of her diet.
Where does she get her protein? Answer: plants!
That, incidentally, is a question levelled at every Vegan by ignorant people who think they’ve found the chink in a Vegan’s amour.
How does she keep her vitamin D at a healthy level? Answer: soaking up the sun’s rays while running and working outdoors in the sanctuary.
Tower Hill now has around 600 animals. They are rescued from owners who can no longer keep them, saved from slaughterhouses and sometimes the police take escapees to Fiona.
When animals get rescued, they need to be housed, which is why animal sanctuaries are so important. To feed all the animals at Tower Hill costs £15,000 every month and there are no government subsidies to cover this expense. All income comes from donations from well-wishers and supporters. Please donate a one-off amount or better still a regular monthly amount to ensure the animals get fed. Fiona and her partner Martin have independent incomes; therefore, every penny donated maintains the sanctuary and feeds the animals.
Ever since the coronavirus traversed the globe and artful governments saw the opportunity to lock-up the citizenry under guise of a ‘lock-down to save lives’ I have doubted the legality of the regulations. Have you noticed how the authorities confused the issues by sometimes calling them rules, regulations and other times advice.
I received the following bulletin by email and have decided to share it with it with TDS Blog readers.
Our Judicial Review legal process has commenced!
Thank you all so much for your backing and your lovely inspiring comments. We need to unite to fight against what has turned into a Dictatorship in the UK governed by fear, confusion and false information.
We are The People’s Brexit, a group of Solicitors, legal researchers and campaigners. We have been extensively researching the current legal situation since the illegal ‘lockdown’ deprived us all of our Democracy, Human Rights and Freedoms.
We have now established that The Coronavirus Act 2020 is null and void. There are many reasons for this, the main one being that S1(1) of the Act defines ‘coronavirus’ as being ‘covid-19’ or it’s other name ‘SARS Cov-2’. However, by virtue of the fact that it is not legally, medically or scientifically recognised as a disease or virus it cannot be legislated against, and this makes the whole Act null and void.
The reason for this is that ‘covid-19’ has not been subjected to the 130 year established legal, medical and scientific procedure that recognises if it is actually a disease or virus or not, which is known as the Koch Postulates. This involves purifying and isolating the ‘disease’ or ‘virus’ and proving that it actually causes the illness that it is claimed that it does.
The Government has acted Ultra Vires and against the Rule of Law. Further, there are a multitude of procedural and legal errors made when the Government enacted this legislation. Including enforcing the Act on 23rd March with the ‘lockdown’ before it actually became law with Royal Assent on 25th March. In addition, the Act facilitates misreporting of deaths from various illnesses that it is claimed are also suffering with ‘covid-19’ as doctors are told to just use guesswork as to cause of death. This has been happening since the 10th March, long before the Act became law and allows the ‘covid-19’ statistics to increase rapidly. There is no doubt the figures are being manipulated and any excess mortality is due to the terrible inhumane suffering, fear and neglect caused by the ‘lockdown’ itself. With lifesaving treatment cancelled and people too terrified to seek urgent medical help.
Also, existing legislation should have been used for a Pandemic such as the Infectious Diseases Act 1984 and if this was not sufficient the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 should have been used. This would have protected our Human Rights, as s20 of the Act demanded, along with other requirements and protections under the Act including “due proportion”, Parliamentary scrutiny and a duration of only 30 days maximum. This is outlined in the Department of Health’s report ‘UK Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Strategy 2011′.
This report made it clear that the Rule of Law should be upheld and life should carry on as normal for the healthy. Not the deliberately induced fear and hysterics and disproportionate reactions as an excuse for taking away our Human Rights, Civil liberties and destroying our economy in the process.
Shamefully, the Coronavirus Act 2020 has been written as an ‘Enabling Act’ worse than even Hitler in Nazi Germany had. It is an abomination that has been used by the Government to illegally seize absolute power and control and has no place in a modern Democracy.
As ‘covid-19’ has never been isolated and proven to be a virus or disease, it cannot be tested for. Instead of ‘covid-19’ being tested for, what is actually being tested for is genetic material and a RNA sequence based upon lung fluid extracted from Chinese patients. This genetic material is found in everyone and at higher levels in very ill people suffering from any illness.
Further, the test that is being used is called the RT-PCR test and the inventor said it should NEVER be used for diagnostics. This is because it is not a ‘gold-standard’ test that would give 100% accuracy. In fact, there is a false positive rate of 80% for this test. This means that the test is meaningless as it is just testing for genetic material and not coronavirus and even that is only a real positive for one in five people. Other tests being used are as bad or even worse. Further, using these tests anyone can test either positive or negative depending upon how many cycles the specimen is amplified by and as such the tests can be easily rigged.
We want the Government to be immediately banned from conducting any further ‘coronavirus’ testing. They are not really testing for ‘coronavirus’ but these results are being weaponised and used to deprive us of our Democracy, Human Rights and Freedoms, also our finances are being affected and our economy destroyed all based upon false results. People are also dying as treatment is being denied as the NHS focus is only on so-called ‘covid-19’. People have also been so frightened by the relentless Media brainwashing that they are now not requesting urgent medical help when they need it.
Further, the ‘lockdown’ and ‘social distancing’ were measures that were forced upon us and were based upon advice by Government ‘advisors’, from ‘modelling’ estimates and reports not even peer reviewed.These ‘advisors’ from Imperial College, including Professor Neil Ferguson have a track record of complete failure, including the slaughter of millions of healthy animals and the ruin of livelihoods during the Foot and Mouth debacle. These absurd measures have no proven medical or scientific effectiveness and even the opposite is true and these measures are considered “dangerous” by many top international doctors.
This is even reinforced by the World Health Organisation (WHO) themselves in their report ‘Non-pharmhttps://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/213717/dh_131040.pdfaceutical Interventions for Pandemic Influenza, National and Community Measures’ from 2006, which is on the official American Government Health website, the writers of which include current members of SAGE, Government ‘advisors’. This report criticises forced isolation and quarantine branding these measures “ineffective and impractical”.
It also states that “Legal authority and procedures for implementing interventions should be understood in advance and should respect cultural differences and human rights.”
Crucially the report states that at Phase 6 of a Pandemic, when a Pandemic is officially declared (WHO declared it to be a Pandemic on 11th March 2020), measures such as tracing and quarantine should not be attempted. This means that according to the WHO themselves neither the UK or the rest of the world should have been put in ‘lockdown’. It states “Patient isolation and tracing and quarantine of contacts should cease, as such measures will no longer be feasible or useful.” We feel that the ‘NHS tracing app’ and the 25,000 ‘tracers’ are yet more infringements of our rights and privacy and is an outrage and illegal. This also has the sinister potential to be weaponised and used to terrify the population into thinking they have so-called ‘covid-19’. Also the potential to keep a ‘Pandemic’ going indefinitely.
Further the report concludes ‘lockdown’ did not work back in 1918 even during war and under desperate, disadvantaged circumstances and the absurd ‘social distancing’ measures currently being demanded did not even get a mention!
This case is about DEMOCRACY and righting a wrong that has been done to us all. The Coronavirus Act 2020 needs to be IMMEDIATELY null and void and fake ‘coronavirus’ testing must be IMMEDIATELY banned.
ALSO, NO MORE, ‘LOCKDOWN’, FAKE ‘SOCIAL DISTANCING’ AND TRACING POLICIES OR GOVERNMENT AND MEDIA BRAINWASHING!!
Initially we need to raise £30,000 but then we will need to raise over £125,000 to get our lives back to the old normal they should be. Please contribute to our action and help us get our powers back where they belong, with us the People not with the Politicians. We should not be at the mercy of them and their failed ‘advisors’. We will also be seeking retribution.
We will be helping and showing the way to the rest of the world that they do not have to accept this either. The UK is supposed to be the ‘Mother of Democracy’ but we now find ourselves in an enforced Dictatorship based upon false evidence and fake and draconian policies that were not even effective in 1918 before modern medicine, let alone in the 21st Century.
Thank you for your support, together we can overcome this deception and insanity and get the lives we deserve back again for us, our children and our grandchildren.
We owe it to them to not allow their future to be ruined by the compromised, by fools and by Politicians.
The police just a bunch of thugs and my advice is never to talk to them. The police believe they are above the law, and even when they misbehave in the grossest manner, they seldom get charged with an offence.
They’ll only get charged with offences when what they do brings the police into disrepute but illegally strip-searching and beating a member of the public is not in their eyes misconduct.
If you are not enraged by what you see in the video, you are not human. You should join your fellow sociopaths in the police.
Rapper Killer Mike’s speech to Atlanta and the whole of the USA
Killer Mike spoke at the Atlanta’s Mayor’s press conference.
“I’m mad as hell. I woke up wanting to see the world burn down yesterday because I’m tired of seeing Black men die. He casually put his knee on a human being’s neck for nine minutes as he died like a Zebra in the clutch of a Lion’s jaw, and we watch like murder porn over and over again.
So that’s why children are burning it to the ground: they don’t know what else to do. And it is the responsibility of us to make this better. Right now. We don’t want to see one officer charged. We want to see four officers prosecuted and sentenced. We don’t want to see Target’s burning, we want to see the system that sets up for systemic racism BURNT TO THE GROUND.”
“Written by Lord Sumption, a former supreme court judge, in The Times”
‘The lesson of Covid-19 is brutally simple and applies generally to public regulation. Free people make mistakes and willingly take risks. If we hold politicians responsible for everything that goes wrong, they will take away our liberty so that nothing can go wrong. They will do this not for our protection against risk, but for their own protection against criticism.
The lockdown was originally justified as a temporary measure to spread coronavirus infections over a longer period. This was to allow time for the NHS’s critical care capacity to catch up. Hence the slogan “Protect the NHS”.
It was never much of a rationale. The NHS is there to protect us, not the other way round. How could its unpreparedness possibly justify depriving the entire UK population of its liberty, pushing us into the worst recession since the early 18th century, destroying millions of jobs and hundreds of thousands of businesses, piling up public and private debt on a crippling scale and undermining the education of our children?
Since the prime minister’s broadcast last Sunday, the lockdown has found a new rationale. The government has dropped “Protect the NHS” from its slogan. The reason is plain from the paper it published the following day. The NHS is not at risk.
This is partly because the government has done an outstanding job in increasing intensive care capacity, and partly because the threat to the NHS was always overstated. The critical care capacity of the NHS has nearly doubled since January, even without the 4,000 or more additional beds in seven temporary Nightingale hospitals. Around the top of the spike in infections, on April 10, 41% of NHS general acute beds were empty. Only 51% of acute beds were occupied by a Covid-19 patient. The current figure is 20%. The Nightingale hospitals stand empty. These are government figures.
Today, the lockdown is only about shielding us from the risk of infection. This raises serious questions about our relationship with the state. It is our business, not the state’s, to say what risks we will take with our own health. We are not fools or children needing to be told by ministers what is good for us and forced by police officers to do it. We should not need to consult ministers, as the first member of the public to phone into the daily press conference did, about whether she was allowed to hug her grandchildren.
The usual answer is that by going out and about we may infect other people. But that no longer works as an excuse for coercion. Those who do not want to run the risk of being infected can isolate themselves voluntarily. They will be no worse off than they are under the current compulsory regime. The rest of us can then get on with our lives.
The continuance of the lockdown is particularly odd given that in its latest paper the government accepts that, whatever we do, Covid-19 is likely to be with us long term. So unless it plans to keep the lockdown in place forever, all that it achieves is to put off the moment when we have to face the risk anyway.
The prime minister told the House of Commons on Monday that his new so-called plan was workable because the British would use their common sense. In that case, why not allow them to do so by leaving the decisions to them?
Instead, we are resorting to law, which, because it requires exact definition, will always cover very many things that are perfectly harmless. Thus it was OK to go for a walk in the park but not to sunbathe. It is OK to drive to the Lake District but not to visit your second home. It is OK to meet one person but not two, and OK to do it in the front garden but not in the back. This kind of thing is arbitrary and absurd. It discredits the law as well as those who make it.
So how has the government ended up in this unsustainable position?
The answer is that having originally embarked on a sensible policy that would have avoided a lockdown, it did a 180-degree turn on the afternoon of March 23, without thinking of the wider implications. It was in a blind panic provoked by Professor Neil Ferguson’s “reasonable worst-case” of 510,000 deaths. Quite apart from the fact that a worst-case is by definition an unlikely one, few scientists now support this figure. But it has had disastrous consequences. It pushed the government into making a decision that mocks our humanity and treats us all as mere tools of government policy.
The government terrified people into submission by giving the impression that Covid-19 was dangerous for everyone. It is not. It attacks people with serious vulnerabilities. By most estimates, between 0.5% and 0.75% of infected persons die. Of those, 87% are over 65 and at least 90% have multiple causes only one of which is Covid-19, according to the Office for National Statistics. The death rate for those under 50 is tiny. For the overwhelming majority, the symptoms are mild. Yet Matt Hancock solemnly intoned that “if you go out, people will die”, in what was surely the high point of governmental hype.
The prime minister’s broadcast was supposed to be his Churchillian moment. Instead, we beheld a man imprisoned by his own rhetoric and the logic of his past mistakes.
The lockdown is now all about protecting politicians’ backs. They are not wicked men, just timid ones, terrified of being blamed for deaths on their watch. But it is a wicked thing that they are doing’.
The above article was not written by The Editor of TDS, but by Lord Sumption and published in The Times.
Only psychopathic morons would believe that dragging a fish from its natural watery habitat into the air by a hook stuck through its mouth doesn’t cause pain.
The above image of an anglers hut redecorated with the truth by anonymous Animal LALF members says it all. The cost of paint and the effort the membership have expended to cover-up the damage has eaten into their club accounts.
The psycho anglers perpetuate their “sport” with a lie, that fish don’t feel pain. That claim is untrue; fish do feel pain. Here’s what the Smithsonian has to say on the subject. But, irrespective of what a bunch of scientists have discovered from their research it has always been obvious to rational humans that all sentient beings feel pain.
In the keynote lecture from the 2019 Humanists UK Convention, Humanists UK President Professor Alice Roberts, above, takes us on a personal exploration of Margaret Knight’s 1950s radio essay series, ‘Morals Without Religion’, to examine changing attitudes to, and controversies around, the idea of non-religious morality. She discusses the place of faith schools in modern Britain and why arguments against them often provoke fierce debate.
I consider myself a moral person, in fact, the further I move away from my early years when my existence was dominated by my religious upbringing the more moral I have become. You’ll notice I don’t use the words honest:
Honesty is a facet of moral character that connotes positive and virtuous attributes such as integrity, truthfulness, straightforwardness, including straightforwardness of conduct, along with the absence of lying, cheating, theft, etc. Honesty also involves being trustworthy, loyal, fair, and sincere. — Wikipedia
I know many “religious” people who try to convert me to their beliefs… they have no chance. The kinder people are not aggressive and will merely pop in the odd “Jesus loves you” quote. The more militant god botherer abuses my acceptance of their convictions with a lack of respect for my way of life. They don’t accept that my moral code is acceptable because it’s not from their “holy” book.
Boy, the snowflakes certainly came out of the woodwork for video. My opinion is that she is very brave and right. I hope she updates the YouTube community on what happened at the station. Here’s her story:
“I was out exercising in Richmond today, on my own, the LAW doesn’t specify physical exercise, I was exercising mentally meditating by the river, minding my own business, and these lovely police officers thought I was committing a crime! Eventually, they arrested me and actually gave me a lift home which I thought was nice, I will now get a fixed penalty notice which naturally I will contest in court. Let’s see. 4 police officers in the van which dropped me home! I said, “this is the closest I’ve been to another human being all day!” Let alone four of them confined in a van! Anyway, BRING IT ON!” —Cheeky FE Kerry
The new Humanist President, Professor Alice Roberts, provides an answer to the question ‘What makes us human?’ for BBC 2’s Jeremy Vine, informed by her training as an anatomist and archaeologist and her rational and positive humanist outlook on life.