Saturday, August 31, 2013

Animals in Entertainment

Source: Animals in Entertainment

  1. 30 Seconds to Mars have used a menagerie of animals –including a lion, wolf and zebra – in their music video for “Up in the Air” which were supplied by Good Dog Animals in California.

    To: JaredLetoNet@gmail.com

    To whom it concerns,

    Despite reassurances that the animals have been well cared for on-set – abuse usually occurs off set and behind the scenes, while the animals are being trained or kept isolated in their cages, deprived of all the normal, social and mental stimulation that they would enjoy in the wild.

    Animals aren't actors, spectacles to imprison and gawk at, or circus clowns. Yet thousands of these animals are forced to perform silly, confusing tricks under the threat of physical punishment; are carted across the country in cramped and stuffy boxcars or semi-truck trailers; are kept chained or caged in barren, boring, and filthy enclosures; and are separated from their families and friends—all for the sake of human "entertainment." Many of these animals even pay with their lives.

    I read that 30 Seconds to Mars have used a menagerie of animals –including a lion, wolf and zebra – in their music video for “Up in the Air” which were supplied by Good Dog Animals in California.

    I voice my opposition to the use of animals in this way! So I urge you to stop using animals for entertainment!

    Sincerely,
    Name/Country
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  2. Barry M has used a white tiger from Green Screen Animals in California for its latest ad campaign to promote “Lash Vegas” mascara.

    Online form : http://www.barrym.com/contacts/

    To whom it concerns,

    Despite reassurances that the animals have been well cared for on-set – abuse usually occurs off set and behind the scenes, while the animals are being trained or kept isolated in their cages, deprived of all the normal, social and mental stimulation that they would enjoy in the wild.

    Animals aren't actors, spectacles to imprison and gawk at, or circus clowns. Yet thousands of these animals are forced to perform silly, confusing tricks under the threat of physical punishment; are carted across the country in cramped and stuffy boxcars or semi-truck trailers; are kept chained or caged in barren, boring, and filthy enclosures; and are separated from their families and friends—all for the sake of human "entertainment." Many of these animals even pay with their lives.

    I read that
    for your current TV advertising campaign for your “Lash Vegas” mascara, Barry M has used a white tiger sourced from Green Screen Animals in California.

    I'm very disappointed by the fact you have used an animal and I hope you will be introducing a ‘no animals’ advertising policy as a result of the current discussions.

    Sincerely,
    Name/Country
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  3. St Edmundsbury Borough Council is planning to feature a ‘Living Nativity’ featuring donkeys, alpacas and sheep at its Christmas Fayre this year, in addition to reindeer which it also used last year.

    To: sharon.fairweather@stedsbc.gov.uk

    Tourism Officer, Sharon Fairweather

    Dear Madam,

    Despite reassurances that the animals have been well cared for on-set – abuse usually occurs off set and behind the scenes, while the animals are being trained or kept isolated in their cages, deprived of all the normal, social and mental stimulation that they would enjoy in the wild.

    Animals aren't actors, spectacles to imprison and gawk at, or circus clowns. Yet thousands of these animals are forced to perform silly, confusing tricks under the threat of physical punishment; are carted across the country in cramped and stuffy boxcars or semi-truck trailers; are kept chained or caged in barren, boring, and filthy enclosures; and are separated from their families and friends—all for the sake of human "entertainment." Many of these animals even pay with their lives.

    I read that St Edmundsbury Borough Council
    is planning to feature a ‘Living Nativity’ featuring donkeys, alpacas and sheep at its Christmas Fayre this year, in addition to reindeer which it also used last year.

    I'm very disappointed by the fact you are using animals. Therefore I urge the Council to stop using live animals at events.

    Sincerely,
    Name/Country
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  4. Harper’s Bazaar has used various wild animals, including a tiger cub and baby gibbons, in a photo shoot for its pre-fall collections.

    To: Connie.Osborne@harpersbazaar.co.uk

    Managing Editor, Connie Osbourne.

    Dear Madam,

    Despite reassurances that the animals have been well cared for on-set – abuse usually occurs off set and behind the scenes, while the animals are being trained or kept isolated in their cages, deprived of all the normal, social and mental stimulation that they would enjoy in the wild.

    Animals aren't actors, spectacles to imprison and gawk at, or circus clowns. Yet thousands of these animals are forced to perform silly, confusing tricks under the threat of physical punishment; are carted across the country in cramped and stuffy boxcars or semi-truck trailers; are kept chained or caged in barren, boring, and filthy enclosures; and are separated from their families and friends—all for the sake of human "entertainment." Many of these animals even pay with their lives.

    I read that Harper’s Bazaar
    has used various wild animals, including a tiger cub and baby gibbons, in a photo shoot for its pre-fall collections. In response to a complaint, the magazine advised that they would “share the information you provided with the production managers who worked on the shoot”.

    I'm very disappointed by the fact you have used animals .

    I need a commitment that you will  introducie a ‘no animals’ advertising policy as a result of the current discussions.

    Sincerely,
    Name/Country
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  5. Sears has used a capuchin in its ‘A Monkey’s Uncle’ advertising campaign.

    To: Brian.Hanover@searshc.com

    Brian Hanover

    Dear Sir,

    Despite reassurances that the animals have been well cared for on-set – abuse usually occurs off set and behind the scenes, while the animals are being trained or kept isolated in their cages, deprived of all the normal, social and mental stimulation that they would enjoy in the wild.

    Animals aren't actors, spectacles to imprison and gawk at, or circus clowns. Yet thousands of these animals are forced to perform silly, confusing tricks under the threat of physical punishment; are carted across the country in cramped and stuffy boxcars or semi-truck trailers; are kept chained or caged in barren, boring, and filthy enclosures; and are separated from their families and friends—all for the sake of human "entertainment." Many of these animals even pay with their lives.

    I read that Sears
    has used a capuchin in its ‘A Monkey’s Uncle’ advertising campaign.
    I'm very disappointed by the fact you have used animals .
    I urge you introduce a ‘no animals’ advertising policy.

    Sincerely,
    Name/Country
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  6. The Flaming Lips have used a capuchin monkey and a frog in their music video for “You Lust”.

    To: info@delocreative.com

    Delo Creative

    To whom it concerns,

    Despite reassurances that the animals have been well cared for on-set – abuse usually occurs off set and behind the scenes, while the animals are being trained or kept isolated in their cages, deprived of all the normal, social and mental stimulation that they would enjoy in the wild.

    Animals aren't actors, spectacles to imprison and gawk at, or circus clowns. Yet thousands of these animals are forced to perform silly, confusing tricks under the threat of physical punishment; are carted across the country in cramped and stuffy boxcars or semi-truck trailers; are kept chained or caged in barren, boring, and filthy enclosures; and are separated from their families and friends—all for the sake of human "entertainment."
    Many of these animals even pay with their lives.

    I read that The Flaming Lips
    have used a capuchin monkey and a frog in their music video for “You Lust”.
    I'm very disappointed by the fact you have used animals .
    I urge you introduce a ‘no animals’ advertising policy.

    Sincerely,
    Name/Country
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  7. Whiskas has used two leopards for their latest TV advert, trained by Eric Weld from Hollywood Animals in California.

    Online formular: http://www.mars.com/uk/en/about-mars/contact-us.aspx

    To whom it concerns,

    Despite reassurances that the animals have been well cared for on-set – abuse usually occurs off set and behind the scenes, while the animals are being trained or kept isolated in their cages, deprived of all the normal, social and mental stimulation that they would enjoy in the wild.

    Animals aren't actors, spectacles to imprison and gawk at, or circus clowns. Yet thousands of these animals are forced to perform silly, confusing tricks under the threat of physical punishment; are carted across the country in cramped and stuffy boxcars or semi-truck trailers; are kept chained or caged in barren, boring, and filthy enclosures; and are separated from their families and friends—all for the sake of human "entertainment."
    Many of these animals even pay with their lives.

    I read
    that for you latest television advert, Whiskas has used two leopards trained by Eric Weld from Hollywood Animals in California.

    An investigation of Hollywood Animals,  leopards were found in a sorry state, living in isolation and displaying stereotypical behaviour.

    Mars Petcare subsequently responded that “…the welfare of each animal involved in the filming has been, and continues to be, our priority before, during and after the advert’s production” and “….we only used animals from handlers who have been thoroughly vetted for stringent animal welfare standards by respected bodies; in the case of this advert we only used leopards whose handlers have been given the USDA Animal Welfare License.”

    Despite your  assurances, I'm extremely disappointed that Mars Petcare would choose to use wild animals in advertising, especially given their response to aletter in which they state “Our passion for pets extends to all animals, and we are dedicated to their well-being”.

    As investigations have shown, possession of a USDA licence does not guarantee that performing animals will not suffer. Have Trunk Will Travel – who use violence and electric shocks to force their elephants to perform – holds a USDA and AZA approval and the films Water for Elephants and Zookeeper in which their elephants were used received an American Humane Association “no animals were harmed” assurance.
    So I urge you to adopt a policy of not using animals in future promotions!

    Sincerely,
    Name/Country
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  8. Boehringer Ingelheim has used an elephant from Have Trunk Will Travel in its advertising campaign for Spiriva. ADI has revealed evidence of elephants being electric-shocked and beaten whilst being trained at Have Trunk Will Travel in California.

    Online formular: http://www.boehringer-ingelheim.com/contact.html

    To whom it concerns,

    Despite reassurances that the animals have been well cared for on-set – abuse usually occurs off set and behind the scenes, while the animals are being trained or kept isolated in their cages, deprived of all the normal, social and mental stimulation that they would enjoy in the wild.

    Animals aren't actors, spectacles to imprison and gawk at, or circus clowns. Yet thousands of these animals are forced to perform silly, confusing tricks under the threat of physical punishment; are carted across the country in cramped and stuffy boxcars or semi-truck trailers; are kept chained or caged in barren, boring, and filthy enclosures; and are separated from their families and friends—all for the sake of human "entertainment."
    Many of these animals even pay with their lives.

    I read that Boehringer Ingelheim
    has used an elephant from Have Trunk Will Travel in its advertising campaign for Spiriva.

    There is revealed evidence of elephants being electric-shocked and beaten whilst being trained at Have Trunk Will Travel in California.

    As investigations have shown, possession of a USDA licence does not guarantee that performing animals will not suffer.

    I'm very disappointed by the fact you have used animals .
    So I urge you to adopt a policy of not using animals in future promotions!

    Sincerely,
    Name/Country
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  9. PPR has used a leopard in its television advertising campaign for Yves Saint Laurent’s Opium perfume, which features actress Emily Blunt.

    To: press@kering.com

    Kering,

    To whom it concerns,

    Despite reassurances that the animals have been well cared for on-set – abuse usually occurs off set and behind the scenes, while the animals are being trained or kept isolated in their cages, deprived of all the normal, social and mental stimulation that they would enjoy in the wild.

    Animals aren't actors, spectacles to imprison and gawk at, or circus clowns. Yet thousands of these animals are forced to perform silly, confusing tricks under the threat of physical punishment; are carted across the country in cramped and stuffy boxcars or semi-truck trailers; are kept chained or caged in barren, boring, and filthy enclosures; and are separated from their families and friends—all for the sake of human "entertainment."

    Many of these animals even pay with their lives.

    I read that PPR
    has used a leopard in its television advertising campaign for Yves Saint Laurent’s Opium perfume, which features actress Emily Blunt.
    I'm very disappointed by the fact you have used animals .
    Therefore I urge you to introduce a ‘no animals’ advertising policy.

    Sincerely,
    Name/Country

Animals Are Not Ours For Entertainment

Animal 'Actors'
Sure, onscreen they may seem like natural "actors" with the ability to ham it up like no other. But animals used in movies and television don't lead pampered lives like many of their human counterparts do.
Animals are confused by the things that directors and trainers expect them to do when the cameras are rolling. The only reason they perform these confusing acts is to escape the abuse that's bound to be waiting for them if they don't obey, including physical abuse: A primatologist who spent 14 months working undercover for a facility that trains great apes for film and television saw trainers kick and punch the animals to make them be obedient.
In this age of computer-generated imagery and animatronics—think King Kong—there is absolutely no need for real animals to be on the sets of TV shows and films.




STOP the senseless and barbaric killing of precious marine wildlife‏


Source

News:
Brutal Death and Suffering; Business as Usual in The Faroe Islands
And the Bloodlust Continues in the Faroe Islands...
Clive Standen, Star of TV’s “VIKINGS,” Says “REAL Men Don’t Whale”

Danish Foreign Ministry
call overseas at 011 45 33 92 0000
um@um.dk
Find Danish embassies and consulates abroad

To whom it concerns,

It’s been an extremely bloody few weeks in the Ferocious Isles, even by Faroese standards. On August 8, 107 Long-finned Pilot whales were slaughtered in Sandavágur.
On August 11, 21 were butchered in Leynar and on the 13th, 135 lost their lives in Húsavík.

Pilot whales are currently classified in the family Delphindae and are therefore dolphins. In the end they are all cetaceans, mammals, intelligent sentient beings.

Know that I strongly oppose the senseless and barbaric killing of precious marine wildlife.

Killing for food is not an excuse for cruelty in the same way as the need for labor is not an excuse for slavery. Further, Pilot whales are unfit for food as stated in this link: Dietary recommendation on the consumption of pilot whale meat and blubber and in this one: Faroe islanders told to stop eating 'toxic' whales

The Faroe Islands don’t need to kill dolphins for food as the era of isolation and dependence on maritime resources is far behind us. There is a high standard of living in the islands and supermarkets are everywhere.

As I am very upset by the grinds, I will not buying your products and I will urge my supermarkets and governments not to import them.

Regards,

Name/Country

The chase and beaching of the animals is extremely stressful and inhumane for them, and once its spinal cord has been cut, it can take several minutes for the animal to die. No discrimination is made as to mothers and babies, pregnant females, family units — all are slaughtered.

A morbid scene: Children sit upon a newly killed
Pilot Whale after a Grind in The Faroes.

Revealed! Chimps forced to perform degrading tricks at German attraction‏


Source

To: info@schwabenpark.de

To whom it concerns,

I read and saw the photos of chimpanzees  being forced to perform in shows twice a day at your attraction Schwaben Park.

There has been witnessed first-hand the degrading tricks that these animals are subjected to, which include being made to ride a tricycle, balance on a ball and jump over hurdles, in addition to wearing human clothes.
Schwaben Park boasts that its shows are “unique in Europe” and sadly hundreds of visitors currently attend the performances.

It is truly disturbing to see our primate cousins being treated in this way and I urge the attraction to cease the shows and retire the chimps.

Chimpanzees are intelligent, social animals that share 98% of their genetic makeup with us.
Making chimpanzees, and other primates, perform in this way not only causes great suffering to the animals involved – it also undermines serious welfare and conservation action.

I urge you to stop their demeaning shows and retire the chimpanzees!

Sincerely,

NAME/COUNTRY


August 31 petitions

Various
  1. Help Protect Orcas from Dirty Coal
  2. The Flathead: Protect it, Connect it!
  3. Send your marine park message to Tony Abbott
  4. NO PIG WRESTLING In Wisconsin (WI)
  5. Oregon's Dirty Little Secret (OR)
  6. Say no to recreational hunting in NSW National Parks.
  7. This is "the world's greatest county fair"? (US)
  8. Tell USDA to Stop Public Contact with Captive Wildlife
    copy/paste the sample comment in the link provided
    and there is a petition, too - Ask USDA to Ban Cub Handling
  9. Contact Danish Embassies: STOP the senseless and barbaric killing of precious marine wildlife
  10. Help change the odds for greyhounds
  11. Write Wild - Say NO to mining in Clayoquot Sound!
  12. WA: Yakima Citizens, Please Take Action For Safe Communities (WA)
  13. ASP! Don't Let this Bill Kill Eco-Progress
  14. Boycott SeaWorld!
  15. Another victory for the Tasmanian Forest Agreement
    Call, Email or Tweet (sample letter is provided)
  16. Peta Deutschland e.V. - Tyke – Der letzte Auftritt - Dokumentation
  17. Horses Aren’t Food! Pass the SAFE Act
Petitions.Whitehouse.Gov
  1. Stop Police Officers From Shooting Dogs And Cats
  2. Declare the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge's coastal plain a National Monument.
  3. Enforce current, established Animal Welfare Act regulations for the housing of the orca whale Lolita.
  4. President Obama please enact the Recommendation of the National Academy of Sciences and Stop the removal of Mustangs.
  5. Intercede immediately in the Fukushima Nuclear crisis and lead a global effort to contain the poisoning of the earth.
  6. Make BSL's illegal across the United States, and Dissolve existing BSL's that are in standing.
  7. End dog breed discrimination in military housing
  8. An Animal Abuse Registry is just as important as a Child Abuse/Pedophile Registry.
  9. Put a price on carbon pollution and make the polluters pay for the damage they are doing to our environment.
  10. Ban Monsanto's Genetically modified Food products in the United States.
Forcechange.com
  1. Increase Conservation Efforts of Indochinese Tiger
  2. Save Tiger Habitats from Coal Mining Operations in India
  3. Ensure the Protection of Myanmar’s Forests
Change.org
  1. Stop the Great Bull Run in the Houston area
  2. Lawrence County Alabama: Build a county owned Animal Shelter And Hire Animal control officers
  3. Elanco, FDA and Eli Lilly: RECALL Trifexis - Flea & Heartworm treatment for dogs
  4. Plea for Puffins! Heartworm preventative meds killed my Puffins!
  5. NJ Authorities Dredging Delaware Raritan Canal: Help Save Wildlife.
  6. Mayor Frank Jackson: Take steps to immediately improve conditions at the City Kennel
  7. The U.S. Senate: Stop the Continued Attacks on the Clean Water Act
  8. Tell Secretary Jewell: No Drilling in the Arctic Ocean
  9. Stop Raising our Rates for Dirty Energy
ThePetitionSite.com
  1. Tell the General Assembly to Protect Clean Energy in North Carolina!

Friday, August 30, 2013

August 30 petitions and more

Various
  1. Losing Wolves Would Impoverish Us All (US)
  2. Guest Column: Fear mongering in Mohave County
  3. Please give Mexican wolves a voice by writing a letter to the editor today.
    Letter Writing Tips & Talking Points are provided.
    List of Public Officials
  4. Act Now to Ensure Mexican Wolf Recovery!
  5. Sentient Beings to have their own line in The Millennium Declaration
  6. Tell Montana: Let Wild Buffalo Roam! (US)
  7. Stop Animal Testing
  8. Que ces affreuses tueries soient stoppées et que les auteurs soient condamnés!
    Wildlife killings must stop and perpetrators must be punished! (confirm needed)
  9. Annulation de la nouvelle mesure d'abattage massif de loups
    Cancellation of the new mass slaughter of wolves (confirmation needed)
  10. Halte aux massacres des phoques - Stop the Seal massacres! (confirmation needed)
  11. Justice pour la minette de Bessoncourt ( 90 ) gravement blessée par une arme 22 long rifle - Justice for the cat shot by a riffle (confirmation needed)
  12. Justice For Skylar
  13. Newsletter: Email - Victory for California Wildlife and New "Adopt and Save a Life" Stickers Are Here
  14. Congress: It makes NO CENTS to cut down the Tongass (US)
  15. Stand with Sisters Against Fracking
Forcechange.com
  1. Applaud Efforts to Rescue Pit Bulls from Cruel Dog Fighting Ring
  2. Support Work Being Done by Animal Rescue Group
  3. Commend Miss America Contestant for Calling for an End to Animal Testing for Cosmetics
  4. Stop Exploitation of Elephants at Renaissance Festivals
  5. Applaud Conservation Research Efforts for Indian Pangolin
  6. Protect Britain’s Grey Long-Eared Bats
  7. Protect Estuaries from Sewage Pumping Station
  8. Commend Bioenergy Company on Alternative Fuel Projects
  9. Applaud App that Decreases Food Waste
  10. Commend State for Bike Share Program
  11. Defend Reduction of Fossil Fuel Use in Government Buildings
  12. Call on USDA to Support Natural Alternatives to Synthetic Fertilizers
  13. Commend Company on Plans to Increase Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
  14. Praise White House for Protecting Environment
Change.org
  1. Government: Bring in Animal Abuser Registry Legislation Now
  2. Justicia Por Los Animales Masacrados En Balcarce
    Argentina: Justice For The Animals Massacred In Balcarce!
  3. Alcalde de La Quebrada / Alcalde de Cañete: No al sacrificio de gatos en Cañete, Lima-Perú - Mayor of La Quebrada / Mayor of Cañete: No killing of cats in Cañete, Lima-Peru
  4. The Mayor of Valcea City Hall and Valcea police Department: To allow Animal welfare group access to the Valcea Public dog shelter
  5. PETA y BIDEMA PDI CHILE: Castigo para estas personas por maltrato animal
    PETA and PDI Bidema CHILE: Punishment for these people for animal abuse
  6. Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny: Global appeal to stop Irish race horse exports to China!
  7. Coolmore Stud: Stop Exporting Irish Horses To China
  8. Fa. Swarovski Austria A-6063 Rum bei Innsbruck: Stoppen Sie Werbung für Trophäenjagd. Finanzieren Sie „Kinder lieben Tiere“
    Company Swarovski Austria A-6063 Rum near Innsbruck: Stop advertising for trophy hunting. Finance educational program "Kids love animals"
  9. Прокуратура г. Барнаула:накажите живодеров, истязавших и поджегших бездомного кота - Russia, the prosecutor's office in Barnaul: Punish individuals who tortured and set on fire a stray cat (English version is below the Russian text)
  10. SPCA et POLICE: Demandons une enquête sur Stéphane Gendron pour possible cruauté envers les animaux - Call for an investigation to SPCA and the police regarding Stéphane Gendron's attitude that supports cruelty to animals.
  11. Gobierno De Mexico: Dejen De Matar Perros Y Gatos Callejeros
    Government Of Mexico: Stop Killing Stray Dogs And Cats
  12. Urge Kaporos Practitioners to Wave Money Instead of Chickens in 2013
    (Stop this cruel Jewish tradition)
  13. An die Kultusministerien der Bundesländer: Einführung „Tierschutz/Umweltschutz als Pflichtfach an unseren Schulen"
    To the ministries of the federal states: Introduce "Animal welfare / environmental protection as a compulsory subject in our schools"
  14. Send Pongky back home to the forest
  15. Secretary of State for Energy: Do Not Open the Planned Palm Oil Power Station in Avonmouth, Bristol
  16. Tribunal de Justiça do Estado de São Paulo (@TJSPoficial): Mantenham a decisão judicial que proíbe os Rodeios em Guararema #retrocessonão
    Brazil: Court of the State of São Paulo (@ TJSPoficial): Keep the court decision banning rodeos in Guararema # retrocessonão
ThePetitionSite.com
  1. Stop Gruesome Dog Fights In The Name Of Friends
  2. Demand Justice For Thor the Bulldog Who Died in A Hot Car
  3. Stop Healthy Cats & Dogs From Being Euthanized
  4. Please allow dogs on the grass in Julian Abel Park
  5. President Obama: Demand Our Best Help Gets Admitted to Fukushima!
  6. Tell Obama to Ban Fracking
  7. Demand the elimination of gasoline powered leaf blowers. (target?!)
News and Polls
  1. US Wolf Refuge [VIDEO]
  2. FB page: American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign
  3. Gelding Wild Stallions for Placement in Sanctuary
  4. Third fur farm raid in one month: 2,000 mink released in Illinois
  5. Serbia: 27/8/13 – Campaigners Now Ask Agriculture Ministry for Full Listing of Serbian Cat and Dog Shelters – In Accordance With the Law.
  6. Serbia: 27/8/2013 – Serbian Campaigners Write to Ministry of Agriculture Asking for Proof of ALL Serbian Rabies Outbreaks – and Where Has All the EU Provided Money for the Eradication of Rabies Throughout Serbia Actually Gone?
  7. Speciesism: The Movie May Change Your Worldview
    You’ll never look at animals the same way again
  8. Detroit grapples with stray dog epidemic
  9. Senator Dibble Speaks Out Against the King Amendment
  10. Website: Alley Cat Allies (news)
  11. Re-elected Labor 'would crack down on animal testing'
  12. An Abandoned Dog Family Gets Saved From a Terrible Life on the Streets

Thursday, August 29, 2013

August 29 petitions and more

Various
  1. Stop the Dumping of Rodenticides on the Farallon Islands 2013
  2. Tell President Obama he doesn't need to wait. He can Kill the Keystone XL pipeline right now!
  3. Protect Appalachia from Toxic Selenium Pollution! (US)
  4. Climate Change Coverage Is Not for Sale
  5. California: Restrict the Sale of Harmful Rat Poisons (CA)
  6. Virginia Residents: Speak Out in Favor of Trap-Neuter-Return! (VA)
  7. Stop Trapping Silver River Monkeys!
  8. Animals in Entertainment (easy to send a protest mail)
  9. Tell Senator De Leon to Require Non-Lead Ammunition and Support AB 711 (CA)
  10. Save Sea Turtles from Blast Fishing in El Salvador
  11. Pledge Now: Help Save the Colorado River
  12. Tell Alaska: Don't Send Sarah Palin to the Senate
    more petitions when you sign this, but don't sign anything having to do with scientific animal research
  13. FB Event: Romanian Public Shelter Dogs in Crisis (Romania, Valcea Shelter)
Avaaz.org
  1. Stop the brutal killing of large sea turtles
  2. Stop Killing Dogs In Chile
  3. NO to Mega Mining in Uruguay
  4. Wir fordern ein komplettes Jagd- und Tötungsverbot am Torfmoorsee!
    Germany, we request a complete Hunting Ban around Torfmoorsee!
  5. Yahoo: Stoppt den Verkauf von Delfin- und Walfleisch!
    Yahoo, Stop the Sale of Dolphin and Whale Meat!
  6. Castigo a gerente y empleado de Plaza Náutica Mazatlan - Mexico, Punish the manager and employee of Plaza Nautica Mazatlan because of animal abuse
  7. Petizione contro le concerie scoperte in Svizzera che vendono pelle di gatto
    Petition against
    the tanneries in Switzerland discovered that sell cat skin
  8. Interdisons la production et la vente de fourrure en France
    Ban the production and Sale of Fur in France!
  9. La protección del Lobo Ibérico (canis lupus signatus), en TODO el territorio nacional
    Spain, We demand Protection of the Iberian Wolf in the whole National Region!
  10. Defende la vida ! Pidamos a la presidenta c f kirchner que vete el decreto 1088 ! No a la eutanasia - Argentina: Defend the Right to Life! President Kirchner, handle according to Decree 1088. NO to the killing of Cats and Dogs!
Forcechange.com
  1. Criminalize Cruel ‘Crush’ Videos in the Philippines
  2. Protect India’s Tigers from Harmful Human Activities
  3. End Exploration for Natural Gas
  4. Urge Yoplait to Change Yogurt Container Design to Protect Wildlife
  5. Tell Domino’s Pizza to Stop Using Cruel Gestation Crates
  6. Stop Illegal Sand Mining in India
  7. Commend Efforts to Connect Children with Nature
  8. Applaud Conservation of Threatened Rare Bird
  9. Support Federal Wildlife Agency for Saving California Sea Otters
Change.org
  1. Stop the Dog and Cat Meat trade in S. Korea!
  2. Kiev's dog hunters: Stop Killing homeless animals
  3. Que se deje de perseguir y matar al lobo ibérico en Cantabria
    Discontinue the killing of the Iberian Wolf in Cantabria!
  4. Pour la mort de Whisky et tous les autres animaux martyrs Corses
    Corsica: Justice for Whisky and all other animals!
  5. Bundesregierung: Die Tierschutz-Verbandsklage per Gesetz auf Bundesebene einführen.
    Federal Government: Insert the welfare class action by law at the federal level.
  6. Sir Malcolm Bruce: Ban the use of crop-based biofuels in the UK!
  7. Leopoldo Rubido Ramonde, alcalde de Cedeira: Que se prohiban las atracciones con ponies, basta de maltrato animal - Leopoldo Rubido Ramonde Mayor of Cedeira, Spain: Prohibit the use of ponies at fairs.
  8. Comune di Siena: Abolire l'uso degli animali nel Palio
    City of Siena: Abolish the use of animals in the Palio
  9. PETROLIO NEL CANALE DI SICILIA? NO GRAZIE! No alle trivelle, Sì al Parco di Pantelleria! - Italy, NO to Oil Drilling around the Isle of Sicilia, we want a Marine Park
ThePetitionSite.com
  1. You can help change the odds for greyhounds (no target)
  2. Tell UK Prime Minister David Cameron to Stop Deer Hunting
  3. To stop the hunting and slaughter of wild horses in the USA
  4. Stop the death sentence against community dogs in Turkey.
  5. Investigate Big Cat Killed in Detroit!
  6. "Whomsoever is kind to the Creatures of Allah is kind to himself."
  7. Badger Culling In The UK
  8. Help Stop Roadside Zoos
  9. Stop allowing people to allow their pets to ride freely in the back of trucks
  10. Dodge City needs a Doggie Daycare!
News and Polls:
  1. The not-so-pretty history of wolves in America
  2. Allegations prompt inquiry into greyhound industry
  3. Emily Deschanel: Behind the Scenes in the Dairy Industry
  4. Chicken Kaporos Demos in Brooklyn: Please Join!
    Protest 'Kaporos Rituals' with chickens...!
  5. http://www.examiner.com/article/cats-vindicated - Cats falsely accused...
  6. Website: Hong Kong Dog rescue
  7. Donation project: Caring for Felix Kitties
  8. Baby Sea Turtles Saved by Compassionate Cop
  9. Ft. Lauderdale rescued bait dogs offered new lives by Miami advocates
  10. Puppy calls 911 - Hot Videos @ Examiner.com
  11. Extremely Guilty Kitty Gets Caught Snooping - What a Reaction!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Bill and Lou‏


To: fonteynp@greenmtn.edu; ackermanleistp@greenmtn.edu; mulderk@greenmtn.edu; throopw@greenmtn.edu; coburnk@greenmtn.edu

  • Paul Fonteyn (President of the College; Professor of Biology)
  • Philip Ackerman-Leist (Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Director of the Farm and Food Project)
  • Kenneth Mulder (GMC Farm Manager, Research Associate & Adjunct Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies)
  • William Throop (Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies)
  • Kevin Coburn (Director of Communications)
Dear Sir,

Ten months ago, Bill and Lou—two beloved oxen at Green Mountain College’s Cerridwen Farm—were scheduled to be slaughtered and turned into hamburger meat for the school’s cafeteria.
This decision, which was integral to the farm’s notion of “sustainability,” resulted in an outpouring of international criticism – including over 3 million angry emails – condemning the college for such a callous choice.

Particularly incomprehensible was the fact that GMC had refused multiple offers by animal sanctuaries (including VINE Sanctuary and Farm Sanctuary) to take the oxen off its hands at no cost to the college.
To an extent, unrelenting public pressure worked: Bill was spared. But Lou, due to leg injuries, was allegedly euthanized and buried in an undisclosed location. Neither was turned into hamburger meat. Or so GMC claimed.

A recent event suggests that GMC may have lied. According to a reliable source who recently visited GMC during freshman orientation weekend, Bill was nowhere to be found.
A student worker at Cerridwen farm told her that, actually, both Bill and Lou were killed and served in the college cafeteria, and now they have a new oxen team.  

I encourage GMC to reveal the truth about what happened to both oxen. Specifically, I demand answers to the following 3 questions:
  1. Is Bill still alive?
  2. If Bill was killed, what were the circumstances of his death?
  3. Was Lou euthanized and buried (as initially claimed) or slaughtered and then served in the college’s cafeteria (as many suspect)?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhRuY4JusjQ
(Save Bill and Lou, an introduction; by Edward Huse, for VINE.)

Sincerely,

NAME


Pigeon Shoots are Pennsylvania's Shame


Pigeon Shoots are Pennsylvania's Shame

Governor Tom Corbett
Phone: (717) 787-2500
Fax: (717) 772-8284
Governor@pa.gov
Governor's Facebook page

Berks County District Attorney John Adams
Phone: 610-478-6000
Email:  da@countyofberks.com

Please contact the Pennsylvania Tourism Bureau and tell them that you won't be vacationing in PA because of illegal live pigeon shoots.
1-800-847-4872 - Post on their Facebook page HERE

This is for US-residents: Please contact the Pennsylvania Legislature and tell them to pass SB510 which explicitly bans pigeons shoots once and for all. You can read the bill here. The current legislative session ends 11-30-2014. Click here to find and contact your Pennsylvania state legislator

To whom it concerns,

Pigeon shoots are vile competitions where thousands of birds are shot, killed or suffer terrible wounds and crippling pain.

These innocent animals are neither fed nor given water for days before the shooting starts, so that they will be easier targets. Suffering from dehydration and starvation, they are then launched out of small wooden boxes and into a storm of gunfire. Wracked with pain from searing buckshot lacerations, some will twist and fall from the sky with broken wings and backs. Other will escape, though death comes slowly for these poor birds for it may take days for them to succumb to their wounds.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tfPHvSJLuPc
(Bob Barker Speaks Out About Pennsylvania's Cruel Live Pigeon Shoots)

Many if not most of the slob shooters at Pennsylvania's infamous live pigeon shoots come from outside the state. They use Pennsylvania as their personal toilet, because they can't get away with such abuse at home.

They blast away at victims they will never so much as touch, leaving untold numbers to die in the surrounding fields over hours or days of their wounds, of predation, exposure or whatever in clear violation of Pennsylvania Humane Laws.

What do they care? When they're done, they'll simply go home. Or at least, that's how it has always been done before. Not anymore. Now comes SHARK's Operation Bright Light.

Why call it Operation Bright Light? Because when you turn over a rock you may find a slimy, smelly fungus, but when the sunlight shines on that fungus, it dries up and blows away. Pigeon shooters are no better than a slimy, smelling fungus.
I'm going to shine a very  bright, very hot light on pigeon shooters, especially those living outside Pennsylvania.

All of this suffering, all of this pain and torture, happens because a few people take pleasure in such blood sport. If we are to call ourselves a civilized society, then we must forever ban live pigeon shoots!

Sincerely,

NAME

Petition: Pennsylvania - Ban Pigeon Shoots (PA residents only)


These are so-called 'MEN': Operation Bright Light Hall of Shame (their photos and information)


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

August 28 petitions and more

Various
  1. Urge Denmark, Norway and Poland to Stop Torturing Animals in Military Trauma Training
  2. Stop Racing Turtles Before They Go Extinct
  3. Petition to the WMO to name extreme storms after climate change deniers.
  4. Tell Abbott to honour our marine reserves!
  5. Tell your local candidate to sign the Reef Pledge to end the industrial-scale dumping of dredge spoil on the Great Barrier Reef. (AU)
  6. Tell USDA to Stop Public Contact with Captive Wildlife
  7. Write to ask Governor Jerry Brown to sign California Senate Bill 132 (send mail)
    California Senate Bill 132 is designed to protect mountain lions accidentally wandering into human-populated areas.
  8. Pigeon Shoots are Pennsylvania's Shame (send mail, left side)
  9. STOP VIVISECTION We still need many more signatures to make this Citizens' initiative binding for the European Commission! For example for the Netherlands: 13000 more please! Deadline: Nov. 1! Direct link: Proposing an European legislative framework aimed at phasing out animal experiments
  10. Stop the Badger Cull (UK)
  11. Speak Out For Badgers Before It's Too Late
  12. Strafrechtliche Verfolgung & Entzug Der Jagdlizenz Auf Lebenszeit
    Prosecution and withdrawal of the Hunting License for life (confirmation needed)
  13. There’s NO excuse for ANIMAL ABUSE (confirmation needed)
  14. The Cove: Sign the Petition to Help Save Japans' Dolphins
  15. Suspend Wolf Hunting In Minnesota (US)
  16. Zaustavimo ubijanje napustenih pasa u Indjiji
    Stop the killing of stray dogs in Indjija, Serbia! (confirmation needed)
  17. Stem NEE tegen de jacht op damherten in de Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen
    Vote NO to hunting deer in the splendid dunes (confirmation needed)
  18. Center for Biological Diversity Stop the Delay - One Week to Save Gunnison Sage Grouse
  19. Our Forests Aren't Fuel (US)
  20. Shell! Clean up your mess!
Forcechange.com
  1. Applaud Interior Secretary for not Tolerating Denial of Climate Change
  2. Stop African Poachers From Slaughtering Wildlife
  3. Condemn NBC for Censoring Anti-Keystone Ad
  4. Commend Pursuit of Justice for Dog Blown Up by Owner
  5. Urge Zoo to Fire Zookeeper for Punching a Seal
  6. Commend Chinese Pharmacies for Refusing to use Bear Bile
  7. Praise Police Officer for Saving Baby Sea Turtles
  8. Praise University for Switching to Cage-Free Eggs
  9. Commend Massachusetts for Proposing Commercial Food Waste Ban
  10. Demand Cleanup of Florida Estuary
  11. Do Not Revive Woolly Mammoth and Other Extinct Species
Change.org
  1. Urge Your Assembly Member: Protect Californians from Fracking
  2. EPA: Stop the Pebble Mine!
  3. Nevada's U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service: Stop Plans to Euthanize The Desert Tortoise
  4. Desert tortoise conservation center: Stop the euthanasia of hundreds of endangered tortoises
  5. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT: Stop the planned slaughter of tortoises due to lack of funds.
  6. Attorney General Of Delaware: Remove the Board of Directors Of Safe Haven
  7. USDA/APHIS: USDA docket No. APHIS-2012-0107 (do not prohibit public contact)
  8. Residents/Rescues in Orange Co. FL: Fire Robert Ridgway, DVM and replace with a CARING VET! Meeting now 2PM
  9. Grauman’s Chinese Theatre: Put Lassie's pawprints at Grauman's Chinese Theatre
  10. Pet Supplies Plus: Stop selling rabbits
  11. Discovery Channel: Stop demonizing sharks on Shark Week!
  12. People's Republic of China To Stop to selling keychains: an animal inside a small plastic baggy. (target?!)
  13. KXL No Way - Protect Grand Mother Earth NOW!
  14. Cancel the development of the Northern Gateway Pipeline
  15. facebook: Stop supporting facebook pages that violate the law
  16. Exigimos la destitución de los militares implicados en el crimen del perro usado como tiro al blanco. - Colombia: We demand the dismissal of the soldiers involved in using a dog as shooting target.
  17. Governo Brasileiro: Crie uma lei que proiba que cavalos sejam maltratados.
    Brazilian Government: Create a Law against Mistreatment of Horses!
  18. The U.N.O.: Forbid and punish the Grind (annual mass-killing of dolphins) in Danmark
  19. Heads Of State: Stop The Killing Of All Animals For Human Consumption And Byproducts
  20. Governador da Paraíba, Ricardo Vieira Coutinho: Crie uma Delegacia de Proteção aos Animais na Paraíba. - Brazil, Governor of Paraíba, Ricardo Coutinho Vieira: Create an Office for the Protection of Animals in Paraíba
  21. A las autoridades de mi ciudad vivo en Lima Perú: La liberación de Vinces un perro maltratado les envio su historia
    Authorities in Lima, Peru: Asking the release of an abused dog, Vinces
  22. Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona: Permitir viajar a los pasajeros con su perro debidamente atado en el metro - Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona: Allow passengers to travel with their dog duly bound in the subway
  23. AL Ayuntamiento de Leganés: horario para poder sacar a los perro sueltos o zonas donde puedan correr - Spain, City of Leganés: Schedule for dogs to be off leash or areas where they can run free
ThePetitionSite.com
  1. Investigate and Punish the Offenders Who Poisoned the Stray Dogs in Varna, Bulgaria
  2. Jetty Cats in Longbeach Need a Temporary Shelter & Feeding Station
  3. Urge Gov. McCrory to Veto House Bill 74
  4. No nuclear mining or power in Australia
  5. Stop The Delisting of America's Gray Wolves!
  6. Stop the Slaughter of the American Gray Wolf
  7. 11th Hour for Wolves
  8. Make Rhino Poaching In Mozambique To Be Illegal
  9. Urge end's beginning of bullfight, in Portugal!
  10. Green Mountain College: Please reveal the truth about Bill and Lou!
    Green Mountain College: Please reveal the truth about Bill and Lou. (2nd petition)
  11. Tell the NRA: Stop Your Deceptive Campaign Against Our Wildlife!
  12. Enforce Coastline Lighting Laws -Save Sea Turtles
  13. Stop Florida from using Glass to Replace Sand on the Beaches!
  14. No more parks for sale!
  15. Keep the flower garden by the trial growing and don't plow it over to plant grass!
News & Polls
  1. from Tara B. - I found a site called SurveyMonkey where you sign up to take online surveys (most are about new products, some are opinion surveys) and for each survey you complete they will donate 50 cents to charity.  How many surveys you have the opportunity to take will depend on the profile you fill out when joining - for example if you don't have children you won't receive most surveys about children's products - but if your profile makes you eligible for a wide variety of surveys the money will add up fast.  And if it doesn't, well, every little bit still counts! I ask you to sign up and take surveys in support of either Petfinder or RedRover.  Most surveys will only take a minute or two to complete.
    To support Petfinder click here:
    Support Petfinder Foundation with SurveyMonkey Contribute
    To support RedRover click here:
    Support RedRover with SurveyMonkey Contribute
    Thank you so much for caring for the animals.
  2. Vote - Badger cull: do you sympathise with the saboteurs?
  3. Catification Makeover Voting Please vote for Puffy Paws!
  4. Facebook users may find pictures of animal abuse funny, but the authorities sure don't
  5. Food giants Nestle and Unilever caught in animal testing scandal
  6. First Person Charged with Violating Ag Gag Law [VIDEO]
  7. International Animal Rescue - Dog welfare
    International Animal Rescue was set up in Goa on the west coast of India to reduce the suffering of the stray dog population.
  8. Website: Angels Among Us Pet Rescue Georgia, US
  9. Nevada mustangs saved from slaughter by Wellington, Fla. horse advocate
  10. Danny, Blind Puppy Saved From Hoarding, Can See Again (VIDEOS)