Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Update about 'Irish Government: Repeal and replace the Control of Dogs Act with better legislation.' on Change.org‏

from Páraic Ó Súilleabhá​in

I have made a submission to the Committee for the Environment, Community and Local Government for a hearing regarding the current legislation (over 16000 word document). I have outlined all the evidence worldwide. We have supporting statements from approx 100 world organisations currently, who are all in total opposition to breed specific legislation.

I just need your help one last time. This is what will make the difference and make this a success. I need you to please send a quick email to one (or a few) of the people listed below. They are the individuals responsible for the current legislation and have the power to remove breed specific legislation in Ireland. You can email whoever you want, location does not matter as it relates to a committee.

What I need you to do is:

o Email them explaining why you feel breed specific legislation (i.e. Control of Dogs Act Regulations 1998) should be removed from law
o Ask for a reference number for your email (this is important, and will make them reply)
o Above all please be polite, they may not know anything about the issues yet

If you could do this it would be amazing and greatly appreciated. It would take a matter of minutes, but the consequences could be huge.

All the best,

Páraic

Names and email address of the committee members:

Contact the one or ones that you wish below.

Cork: Michael McCarthy (Labour)
Email: michael.mccarthy@oireachtas.ie

Waterford: Paudie Coffey (Fine Gael)
Email: paudie.coffey@oireachtas.ie

Tipperary: Noel Coonan (Fine Gael)
Email: noel.coonan@oireachtas.ie

Laois-Offaly: Barry Cowen (Fianna Fáil)
Email: barry.cowen@oireachtas.ie

Laois-Offaly: Marcella Corcoran Kennedy (Fine Gael)
Email: marcella.corcorankennedy@oireachtas.ie

Roscommon-Leitrim: Luke Flanagan (Independent)
Email: lukeming.flanagan@oireachtas.ie

Dublin: Kevin Humphreys (Labour)
Email: kevin.humphreys@oireachtas.ie

Sligo-Leitrim: Tony McLoughlin (Fine Gael)
Email: tony.mcloughlin@oireachtas.ie

Mayo: Michelle Mulherin (Fine Gael)
Email: michelle.mulherin@oireachtas.ie

Kildare: Catherine Murphy (Independent)
Email: catherine.murphy@oireachtas.ie

Louth: Gerald Nash (Labour)
Email: gerald.nash@oireachtas.ie

Kildare South: Seán Ó Fearghaíl (Fianna Fáil)
Email: sean.ofearghail@oireachtas.ie

Laois-Offaly: Brian Stanley (Sinn Féin)
Email: brian.stanley@oireachtas.ie

Meath: Peadar Tóibín (Sinn Féin)
Email: peadar.toibin@oireachtas.ie

Longford-Westmeath: James Bannon (Fine Gael)
Email: james.bannon@oireachtas.ie


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Old petitions part 6

Forcechange.com
  1. Commend Chipotle for Being the First Restaurant to Label Genetically Modified Products
  2. Tell Environmental Official That Water Safety Complaints Aren’t Terrorism
  3. Don’t Let Energy Companies Fund Studies About Their Own Pollution
  4. Praise West Virginia for Banning Dangerous Exotic Pets 
  5. Stop Forcing Monkeys to Perform for Money in Indonesia
  6. Remove Plastic Packaging from National Geographic Magazine
  7. Stop Discouraging Sustainable Development
  8. Applaud No-Kill Animal Shelter’s Outstanding Rescue Efforts
  9. Ban Violent Italian Horse Races
  10. Protect Alaska’s Beaches From Plastic Waste
  11. Commend Philippines for Taking Stand Against Ivory Trade
  12. Urge California to Develop Humane Methods for Dealing with Mountain Lion Incidents
  13. Ban Meat Sales of Threatened Species
  14. Fight Just to Keep Them Alive: Stop Tiger Farms and Tiger Extinction
  15. Property Management Company: Don’t Force Tenants to Declaw Their Cats
  16. Stop Feeding Marijuana to Pigs
Care2.com
  1. Save the Tasmanian Devil from extinction!
  2. Save arctic and antarctic ice from melting.
  3. Drop Tiger Temple from Website
  4. Can everybody understand? Youtube promotes animal killing still
  5. Stop importation of dogs and puppies into the Isle of man by third parties.
  6. Prosecute Puppy Killer to the fullest extent of the law
  7. Ban plastic bags in Victoria, Australia
  8. Save Radstock Railway land
  9. No Keystone Pipeline
  10. We want a recycling program for mercury containing Compact Flourescent lights in the Byron Shire.
  11. Immediate withdrawal from the market of pesticides without antidote
  12. Start No Kill Animal Shelters In Georgia
  13. Protect Brazilian National Parks - do not allow roads inside the Parks
  14. DO NOT SIGN!!! Support for the badger cull!
  15. Stop Staffies Having a Bad Name (target?)
  16. Strive for overcome the planet-destruction business deal
  17. Save our beah and the ecosystem that`s surrounds her
  18. Save the Northern Sportive Lemur
  19. Peru- Stop Using Endangered Condors in Bullfights
  20. Stop Permits for India's "Begging Elephants"
  21. Thank India for Banning Animal Testing for Cosmetics
  22. Say NO to Permits to Kill Bald Eagles
Change.org
  1. Stop the USDA from allowing horse slaughter in New Mexico
  2. To the governor of Minnesota: It is time to investigate the MN DNR & its commissioner, Tom Landwehr
  3. Re-open the Dog Park
  4. GIMME SHELTER
  5. Investigate shooting of "Max", demand resignation and retrain officers.
    (I think this case is closed)
  6. Hawthorne Police Department: cop that shot the dog: fired (as well...)
  7. The Hawthorne police department: take action against police misconduct (as well)
  8. Hawthorne Police Department: Arrest Officer Salmon who shot the dog, teach officers how to handle dogs (as well)
  9. Stop the government funding of research facilities that use animals
  10. Expedia: Drop Tiger Temple from your website!
  11. Justice for Cali
  12. Allow the choice to have Non Veterinarians to do Routine Work on Livestock
  13. Enforce a mandatory 72 hour hold on all animals admitted.
  14. Walmart stores: Stop the sale of aquatic animals
  15. The U.S. Senate, House of Representatives, and Congress: Amend the Animal Welfare Act to protect Pets from Police Departments
  16. Repeal Breed Specific Legislation
  17. Bistro Bobette: Remove cruel foie gras from your menu
  18. Bring emergency shelter and shade to captive wild horses and burros
  19. To sign or not?!  Reinstate Dr. Lynn Rogers' permit to conduct research on black bears.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Old Petitions Part 5

ThePetitionSite.com
  1. Ask Canada to categorize road salt as level one toxic
  2. Stop cutting off shark fins!
  3. Tell Texas- Stop Hunting Endangered Antelope
  4. Stop the Amendment on the Farm Bill
  5. List Desert Tortoise as Endangered
  6. Stop Testing Nicotine on Animals
  7. Lets protect the last of the Elephants. STOP Poaching.
  8. Justice for Hannah
  9. Abandonment summer of puppies / adult dogs and cats
  10. Save the White-bellied Heron
  11. Save the Golden Lion Tamarin
  12. HAARP Navy Research Paper: ‘Disrupt Economies’ with Man-Made ‘Floods,’ ‘Droughts’
  13. Tell the Australian Government to Help Stop Food Waste!
  14. Pledge To Boycott All Nestle's Bottled Water Products
  15. Justice for dog shot and killed by LAPD (I think this case is closed)
  16. Stop Animal Slavery!
  17. American Veterinary Medical Association – Take a Stand against Declawing Cats
  18. Stop the exploitation of captive orcas & dolphins by Sea World!
  19. Dutch Authorities MUST Investigate The Abuse and Death of Mini Horse
  20. China: Pass Laws to Protect Non-Endangered Animals!
  21. Place the African Lion on the Endangered Species List
  22. Stop WalMart from selling Fish - disturbing update
  23. STOP Baiting and killing our wolves in Yellowstone National Park!
  24. Put up Deer Crossing Signs on Holtz Parkway
  25. Save the Walden's Hornbill
  26. Save the Hawksbill Sea Turtle
  27. Make directors of companies criminally responsible for environmental damage.
  28. Peru: Don't Expose Indigenous Tribes to Amazon Oil Drilling!
Change.org
  1. A Seal´s Story- help- tell this Story to the World
  2. Charge officer Berry with Spartacus's murder!
  3. Keep our wildlife safe in our parks for all to enjoy...
  4. Close down the elephant exhibit
  5. Dolphins and Marine life being killed by U.S. Navy Sonar Technology: Find an alternative to Sonar!
  6. TUAPA Shelter in Taiwan: Stop Animal Cruelty inside the shelter!
Forcechange.com
  1. Protect Vulnerable Communities from Toxic Pollutants
  2. Shut Down Circus for Abusing Animals
  3. Applaud Massive Urban Rooftop Solar Panel Program
  4. Applaud Los Angeles’ Purchase of Electric Buses
  5. Make Coffee Company Allow Customers to Refuse Lid

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Update about 'Defund and Stop the Wild Horse & Burro Roundups' on Change.org‏

Dear Friends of Wild Horses and Burros,

Here is the latest problem we are facing to stop the roundups and protect all the threatened herds of wild horses living in freedom on public land:

We encourage the public to stop panicking and read everything they are asking their senators and representatives to do on their behalf.

Are wild horses really at risk of being slaughtered if they aren't sterilized?

Is something in that form letter you received that you don't agree with? Do you want wild horses sterilized using EPA approved restricted use pesticides?

These pesticides are not safe for domestic horses so why are they being pushed for use on wild horses? Are you giving up the fight for their freedom to live in natural family bands?

Why is an advocacy group encouraging their supporters to write members of Congress--via click and send form letter--asking them to sign on to the pledge to sterilize wild horses (already in non-viable herds) when BLM overpopulation claim is false?

We found their pitch citing a quote from the National Academy of Sciences 2013 report in their form letter being circulated around the Internet. It reads:
". . . Considering all the current options, [porcine zona pellucida (PZP) vaccines and GonaCon™ vaccine for females and chemical vasectomy for males] either alone or in combination, offer the most acceptable alternative to removing animals for managing population numbers . . ."

Even worse is the pledge they are requesting members of Congress sign and return the advocacy group's office.

Senators and representatives will think the public wants "[porcine zona pellucida (PZP) vaccines and GonaCon™ vaccine for females and chemical vasectomy for males] either alone or in combination". Is that what you want?

Or do you want to stop the roundups with a 10-year moratorium (suspension) on roundups for scientific research to investigate what's the best way to manage the underpopulated herds of wild horses left in the West?

Why is this group pushing an elected official "pledge" to use "available fertility control" without scientific studies on population, migration, and holistic land management? What is going on here? Who is funding this scare-tactic-based campaign to sterilize America's wild horses?

Why isn't the group mentioning to members of Congress that the National Academy of Sciences report also said there is "no evidence" of overpopulation--why omit this?

Why hasn't the group done any independent aerial or in-the-field research on population? Is it because it would not support the BLM's faulty overpopulation claim?

See for yourself how many wild horses are left in the 800,000 acre Twin Peaks area during a recent aerial survey: VIDEO: http://vimeo.com/81195843 Read the scientific report exposing an underpopulation crisis on public land: http://protectmustangs.org/?p=6278

The group appears to know wild horses are not overpopulated. Recently they were quoted in an Associated Press article debunking the BLM's overpopulation claim in comparison with livestock on public land.

Why then are they attempting to lead the public into blindly supporting a plan lacking good science--a plan calling for permanent and temporary sterility actions against indigenous wild horses?

Is the group eluding to a false risk of all wild horses going to slaughter if they aren't sterilized?

Why create all the panic so people will quickly click, sign and share the pledge with their senators and congressional representatives asking them to "take the pledge" for sterilization, etc.? Is the public reading what they are signing on to?

Why is the group pushing for "fertility control"--using sterilizants passed by the EPA as "restricted use pest control". Wild horses are a native species. How can restricted use pesticides be used on native species? Read more here: http://www.thedesertinde.com/Articles-2012/EPA-Calls-Wild-Horses-Pests--0511.html

Many other valid concerns about PZP were brought up in this 2010 article as well: http://www.horsetalk.co.nz/news/2010/10/220.shtml#axzz2tlL9dGaX and in Ecologist Craig Downer speaks out against using PZP in the Pryors: http://protectmustangs.org/?p=4178

Did you know that International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros (ISPMB) wild horse herd study shows that functional social structures contribute to low herd growth compared to BLM managed herds: http://protectmustangs.org/?p=6057

Even the National Academy of Sciences reported roundups resulted in abnormal increased birthrate. Are wild horses and burros fearing extinction now?

What if you follow the money . . .

Are American wild horses becoming lab rats for immunocontraceptives for other species including humans? Read the reference section at the bottom this research paper: http://randc.ovinfo.com/e200501/yuanmm.pdf

How can man (BLM and others) decide which wild horses to sterilize on the range and who to breed? That would be the end of survival of the fittest and the beginning of domestication of the wild horse and burro.

Is the group's paradigm flawed because it focuses on the individual wild horse and neglects to view the herd as most important--as the lifeblood?

Sanctuaries might need to sterilize wild horses because they have limited space but policy for native wild horses living in the wild should not be modeled after a sanctuary model--unless it is based on reserve design.

America's native wild horses and burros are wild animals who benefit the ecosystem and fill their niche, reduce wildfire fuel, and help reverse desertification. They are not back alley cats that should be spayed and neutered because of an overpopulation problem. No offense to cats : )

The alleged overpopulation problem for wild horses and burros is a farce.

Now the question is--What do we do to save the wild horses from those who are pushing for risky temporary and permanent sterilization using EPA approved "restricted use pesticides" on non-viable herds?

1.) Share this petition widely and don't forget friends and family. http://www.change.org/petitions/defund-and-stop-the-wild-horse-burro-roundups

2.) Sign and share everywhere the petition for a moratorium on roundups for scientific research. http://www.change.org/petitions/sally-jewell-urgent-grant-a-10-year-moratorium-on-wild-horse-roundups-for-scientific-research Good science will find real solutions to protect wild horses and burros on the range.

3.) Send an email to your senators and your representatives if you don't want America's wild horses to be sterilized. Let them know you didn't read the fine print of the form letter you signed and sent to them, if that is the truth.

4.) Meet with your senator's aides and your representative to request they intervene in the wipe-out of America's wild horses and burros by defunding the roundups and granting a 10-year moratorium on roundups for scientific research on population, migration, reserve design, holistic land management, etc.

5.) Visualize miracles of wild horses living in natural family bands in freedom.

Remember don't let anyone scare you into believing wild horses are going to be slaughtered if they aren't sterilized. Fight the good fight for our symbols of freedom and our national living treasures--America's wild horses and burros.

Links of interest:

Contact your senators and representatives: http://www.contactingthecongress.org/

Petition for a Moratorium on Roundups: http://www.change.org/petitions/sally-jewell-urgent-grant-a-10-year-moratorium-on-wild-horse-roundups-for-scientific-research

The Horse and Burro as Positively Contributing Returned Natives in North America, American Journal of Life Sciences by Craig C. Downer http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/journal/paperinfo.aspx?journalid=118&doi=10.11648/j.ajls.20140201.12

American wild horses are indigenous: http://protectmustangs.org/?p=3842 and http://protectmustangs.org/?page_id=562

January 26, 2014 Washington Post (Viral) U.S. looking for ideas to help manage wild-horse overpopulation http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/us-looking-for-ideas-to-help-manage-wild-horse-overpopulation/2014/01/26/8cae7c96-84f2-11e3-9dd4-e7278db80d86_story.html

Ecologist Craig Downer speaks out against using PZP in the Pryors: http://protectmustangs.org/?p=4178

International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros (ISPMB) herds show that functional social structures contribute to low herd growth compared to BLM managed herds: http://protectmustangs.org/?p=6057
Public outraged over the EPA approving pesticides for NATIVE wild horses http://protectmustangs.org/?p=3866

GASLAND 2, a film by Josh Fox, the plight of wild horses is featured, http://www.gaslandthemovie.com/

Wild Horses and Renegades, a film by James Anaquad Kleinert, http://theamericanwildhorse.com/

EPA calls wild horses pests, Desert Independent http://www.thedesertinde.com/Articles-2012/EPA-Calls-Wild-Horses-Pests--0511.html

Protect Mustangs’ letter requesting EPA repair error classifying iconic American wild horses “pests” http://protectmustangs.org/?p=1191

EPA Pesticide Information for ZonaStat-H http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/chem_search/reg_actions/pending/fs_PC-176603_01-Jan-12.pdf

AVMA Reports: Vaccine could reduce wild horse overpopulation http://www.avma.org/onlnews/javma/apr12/120415k.asp
Wildlife fertility vaccine approved by EPA http://www.sccpzp.org/blog/locally-produced-wildlife-contraceptive-vaccine-approved-by-epa/

Oxford Journal on PZP for Humans and more http://humrep.oxfordjournals.org/content/20/12/3271.long 
PZP research for humans http://randc.ovinfo.com/e200501/yuanmm.pdf
Wild horse predators: http://sg.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080302002619AADTWzh

Princeton reports: Wildlife and cows can be partners, not enemies, in search for food. http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S32/93/41K10/index.xml?section=featured

Visit our website: www.ProtectMustangs.org

Contact us if you want to help the wild horses and burros survive the politics that are trying to bring them down. We need volunteers, donors and people to help get this petition out there! Email Contact@ProtectMustangs.org

Thank you for helping the wild horses and burros by signing and sharing the Petition to Defund and Stop the Roundups!

The star studded documentary, 'Wild Horses and Renegades' by James Anaquad Kleinert requests a moratorium on roundups . . . See the video clip here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ay1FUpzBIGs

It's time to pick the torch back up and continue the fight. Never give up. We the people must take back the power for the voiceless wild ones we love!

Please share this petition far and wide: http://www.change.org/petitions/defund-and-stop-the-wild-horse-burro-roundups

Together we can turn this around.

In gratitude,
Anne

Anne Novak
Executive Director of Protect Mustangs
www.ProtectMustangs.org

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Update: 'NYS DEC: Stop NY Swan Killing Plan' on Change.org

Deadline to Comment Friday, Feb. 21, 2014‏

Tomorrow Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 is the deadline to comment on the DEC's mute swan management plan. Many thanks to everyone who has spoken up in defense of New York's swans! If you have not commented yet, please do so today - email fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us, even if it's just one sentence: "I oppose the DEC Mute Swan Management Plan" or sign one or all of the following petitions:

GooseWatch NYC - http://chn.ge/1etxGxG
ASPCA - http://bit.ly/1ch1IUO
In Defense of Animals - http://bit.ly/1jbzVa4
Regal Swan Foundation - http://chn.ge/1fdlzH0
Save Mute Swans - http://chn.ge/Mzt3YY

NY Times article
In case you missed this, the NY Times ran a terrific OpEd against the DEC's plan. Please read, comment, and share this important article: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/18/opinion/speaking-up-for-the-mute-swan.html?_r=0

Legislation Alert!
Finally, last week, Brooklyn Assembly Member Steven Cymbrowitz became the first elected official to speak out against the DEC's plan, and with the help of Friends of Animals, State Senator Tony Avella has introduced legislation which would place a two-year moratorium on the execution plan, and the bill has been co-sponsored by Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz, Assemblyman Fred Thiele, and Assemblyman Steve Englebright, State Senators Brad Hoylman and Jose Serrano have joined as co-sponsors to the legislation as well!

http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A08790&term=2013
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?term=2013&bn=S06589

Read more: http://bit.ly/1jclmCz

Please call your NY Senator & Assembly member and tell them that it's crucial they sign on as co-sponsors and pass S.6589 / A.8790, and ask them to send a letter to the DEC opposing this plan. The legislation text can be read here: http://bit.ly/1fdEgVR

Thanks!

www.goosewatchnyc.com
www.facebook.com/goosewatchnyc
www.twitter.com/goosewatchnyc

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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Important Update about the Petition for Emergency Shelter for Wild Horses & Burros‏

from Protect Mustangs

Dear Friend of wild horses,

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) refuses to provide humane care for captive wild horses and burros. The basics in animal husbandry are: food, water, shelter. The BLM is denying them shelter.

Now winter is here and it's freezing. This is especially hard on the pregnant mares, foals and the old who have been stressed from roundups, being torn apart from their families and living in captivity.

In the wild, mustangs can migrate to sheltered zones. When they are rounded up and held captive it's the BLM's responsibility to care for them but they continue to refuse to provide shelter. Instead they are performing "studies" . . .

Now BLM wants to roundup more! The agency, under the Department of Interior, has just received 12 million tax dollars from Congress for more helicopter roundups in 2014 when the truth is they are underpopulated on the range.

The Nevada Farm Bureau and the Nevada Association of Counties (NACO) are suing BLM to destroy--yes kill--all the wild horses who were not adopted when offered 3 times, to make room for more wild horses held in captivity . . . like the ones currently treated inhumanely.

The Associated Press viral article exposed the lawsuit to an outraged public: http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/blm-interior-department-targeted-lawsuit-over-wild-horses

Spin Dr.s are trying to fool Congress, journalists and the public into believing there is an alleged overpopulation problem when the truth is there are "no excess" wild horses on the range. Commercial livestock on the range outnumbers wild horses more than 50 to 1. The National Academy of Sciences reported in 2013 that there was "no evidence" of overpopulation. Why is the BLM trying to invent an alleged problem to justify more cruel roundups?

The Washington Post reports on the issue: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/us-looking-for-ideas-to-help-manage-wild-horse-overpopulation/2014/01/26/8cae7c96-84f2-11e3-9dd4-e7278db80d86_story.html Be sure to read the comments.

We invite you to go look for yourself out on the range. Now wild horses are very hard to find after the roundup rampage began in 2009--under Secretary Salazar's direction.

Why are the Spin Dr.s trying to fool everyone? Why are tax dollars used for unnecessary roundups and removals?

Could the reason be that there is a huge oil and natural gas deposit--the Chainman Shale--under wild horse lands in Nevada and Utah? Is this the smoking gun?

Officials in the Chainman Shale area of Nevada are fueling the Nevada Farm Bureau and NACO lawsuit for more roundups and to kill alleged unadoptables.

Why are they so desperate to remove native wild horses? Is this really about water rights? Fracking for oil and natural gas uses tons of water. You can read about it in the article, Fracking’s Terrifying Water Usage Trends Spell Disaster: http://protectmustangs.org/?p=6238

The BLM recently announced an oil and gas lease sale for June 2014 to tap into the Chainman Shale in northeastern Nevada--rumored to hold the largest deposit of oil outside Saudi Arabia. Is this why they are rushing to remove more wild horses and sterilize herds?

The Horse magazine reports on BLM's alleged overpopulation problem and heinous sterilization plan, “Specifically, the BLM is interested in finding experts to develop or to refine current techniques and protocols for either the contraception or spaying/neutering of on-range male and female wild horses,” Gorey said in http://www.thehorse.com/articles/33289/blm-seeks-ideas-on-wild-horse-management

In light of the truth coming out we started a new petition. Please sign and share the petition against fracking wild horse land https://www.change.org/petitions/sen-dianne-feinstein-don-t-frack-wild-horse-land

Please sign and share the petition to Defund the roundups: http://www.change.org/petitions/defund-and-stop-the-wild-horse-burro-roundups

Please call your Congressional Rep and send them this petition to ask them to intervene. These are Federal issues and these captives deserve to be cared for humanely with shelter.

We need people to help the cause with outreach, sanctuary, adoption, donating land, transportation, feed, funding, lobbying, etc. Please email us if you want to help America's wild horses and burros: Contact@ProtectMustangs.org.

Thank you so much for signing and sharing these 3 petitions. When we get enough signatures we will deliver them. Together we can demand change for the voiceless who suffer.

Many blessings,
Anne

Anne Novak
Executive Director
www.ProtectMustangs.org

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Ban Horrifying Animal Abuse Videos in the Philippines‏ - Letter

To: ambassador@philippinesusa.org; AmbaphilParis@wanadoo.fr; berne_pe@bluewin.ch; webmaster@philembassy.nl; info@undp.se; registry.mm@undp.org

Subject: Ban Horrifying Animal Abuse Videos in the Philippines

Dear Madam, dear Sir,

I'm very shocked about the a series of horrifying pornographic videos originating in the Philippines in which scantily clad girls as young as 12 are videotaped torturing animals. These snuff or “crush” videos typically depict stepping, standing, or stomping on animals—from mice to large dogs—and are made for a niche market of demented individuals all around the world.
The videos are so heinous that the U.S. enacted a federal law to ban their sale. The Philippine National Bureau of Investigation, responding to information from a whistleblower, conducted a confidential investigation for more than a year into one couple allegedly responsible for the production of “crush” videos that showed scantily clad young girls stomping on live animals, cutting the ears off screaming rabbits who were then set on fire, repeatedly driving a sharp stiletto heel into the eye of a monkey, and doing other horrific acts so disturbing that we will spare you the details.
After an extensive search, the couple, Dorma Ridon and her husband, Vicente Ridon, were arrested and charged with violating child abuse, animal welfare, human trafficking, and wildlife-protection laws.
Their trial is currently underway, and they continue to be held in custody, with a judgment on the charges expected early next year.
This is a precedent-setting case that sends a clear message to people around the world: If you make such videos, you will be caught and you will go to jail.

I urge you to vocally support a bill currently in the Filipino Senate that would criminalize the sale of these videos and to do everything in your power to prevent their production and sale in your country.

Sincerely,

Name/Country


Petitions for Marius

  1. The resignation. Bengt Holst, the zoo's scientific director. Copenhagen zoo in Denmark
  2. Remove Bengt Holst as Scientific Director of Copenhagen Zoo
  3. Fire Bengt Holst as Copenhagen zoo director for killing Marius!
  4. Campaign to remove Bengt Holst from his position at Copenhagen Zoo
  5. Fire Bengt Holst From the Copenhagen Zoo For Having Marius the Giraffe Killed
  6. We demand the eviction of director of Copenhagen Zoo!
  7. Justice for Marius the giraffe & other zoo animals
  8. Close the Copenhagen Zoo.
  9. VOICE outrage at the KILLING of Marius at Copenhagen Zoo
  10. Stop killing animals like Marius, the giraffe in Zoos
  11. Close Copenhagen Zoo: Baby giraffe needlessly slaughtered
  12. Remove Bengt Holst from KBH Zoo (confirmation needed)
  13. CONDEMN decision Giraffe Marius put down at Copenhagen Zoo - needless!
  14. Save Animals At Copenhagen Zoo!
  15. Stop the murder of 'surplus' animals bred in captivity
  16. Voice outrage at Copenhagen Zoo for destroying Marius, a perfectly healthy giraffe!
  17. Close the zoo, and ultimately the breeding programme. Rehome the animals in sanctuaries and zoos where they are cared for and can live long, happy and healthy lives.
  18. Marius The Giraffe's Murder Must Be Avenged!
  19. Action against the killing of a healthy giraffe in Copenhagen Zoo!
    (confirmation needed)
  20. Boycott Zoos. Revenge for Marius
  21. Justice for Marius the Giraffe: DEMAND that EAZA Change it's policies.
  22. Copenhagen Zoo killed Marius - Tell them how you feel!
  23. Boycott Copenhagen Zoo, because of killing giraffe Marius.
  24. Demand Answers And Action On Behalf Of Marius, The Giraffe
  25. The Execution of Marius the Giraffe
  26. Marius the giraffe, there must be a better way

Monday, February 10, 2014

Update about 'Busan Gijang Police: Proper investigation and prosecution of psychopath who killed countless dogs by sledgehammer blow to the neck and blowtorching in Busan Gijang, South Korea' on Change.org

from Jong-Hoon Hyun

Dear supporters,

On February 6, we have learned from the Busan KAPCA (Korea Alliance for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) that the perpetrator of this case is acquitted of all charges. The police and the prosecutor have misinterpreted their Animal Protection Law and decided that the sledgehammer blow to the neck and blow-torch killing of dogs is not cruel enough! Therefore, Busan KAPCA filed an appeal.

Please continue to lend your voice of support for the Busan KAPCA and against this horrendous cruelty to companion animals by sharing and inviting everyone to sign this petition!

https://www.change.org/petitions/busan-gijang-police-proper-investigation-and-prosecution-of-psychopath-who-killed-countless-dogs-by-sledgehammer-blow-to-the-neck-and-blowtorching-in-busan-gijang-south-korea

Here is a short link: http://tinyurl.com/mnnnqym

Case update in details: http://koreandogs.org/update-busan-gijang-sledgehammer-dog-slaughter-case/

Previous report of this case: http://koreandogs.org/busan-gijanggun-sledge-hammer-blow-not-cruel-english/

South Korea needs to strengthen their Animal Protection Laws in order to prevent these nightmarish abuses to the helpless animals from being treated as normal and legal.

Please sign all petitions on this page! http://koreandogs.org/petitions/

Visit this page for actions you can take to help fight this cruel industry!
http://koreandogs.org/what-you-can-do/

Thank you!

KOREANDOGS.ORG

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa

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Update about 'STOP THE KILLING OF MUTE SWANS IN MICHIGAN' on Change.org‏

from Karen Stamper

"PLEASE POST THIS TO ALL YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA SITES AND EMAIL TO EVERYONE AND ANYONE! THE SWANS NEED SOME NATIONAL MEDIA ATTENTION IF WE WANT THE SLAUGHTERS TO STOP. GETTING THE INFORMATION TO THE FOLLOWING OUTLETS IN MASS IS THE ONLY WAY THEY HAVE A CHANCE. THIS WON'T WORK IF EVERYONE DOES NOT DO HIS OR HER PART. PLEASE DON'T THINK SOMEONE ELSE WILL DO IT, SO I DON'T HAVE TO. PLEASE DO WHATEVER YOU CAN TO SPREAD THE WORD. THANK YOU!!!" KAREN

This week of February 10th, we are asking everyone from all over the United States and the world to join in our fight to save the MUTE SWANS in the United States of America.

Currently in Michigan, The DNR and USDA have slaughtered over 6000 mute swans. Their claims that the mute swans are non-native (been here since the 1800's), invasive to other waterfowl (the DNR makes thousands of dollars in rounding-up and hunting the Canada goose), eat all the vegetation in our lakes (yet swans stay on the same lakes year after year and associations harvest hundreds of pounds of weeds from lakes every year), and are extremely aggressive towards humans (State agencies are using a man's drowning death in another state to validify this. It was proven that the swan was not the reason for this fatality.) are not accurate and these agencies refuse to show us, the general public, proof (studies)of their claims. They have no studies on how other factors, such as fertilizers, waste runoff, pollution, factories, etc are destroying our lakes. Instead, they are targeting a bird that belongs on the water for all the things the DNR cannot control. They are receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal grant money to kill these swans. Do we, as taxpayers, want our money being used to kill swans? For more information, please check the Help Our Waterfowl (H.O.W.) Facebook Page for notes from last weeks Swan symposium.

Please, if you haven't done so already, please sign and forward this petition to everyone and anyone.

http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-the-killing-of-mute-swans-in-michigan

In New York, the DEC is on the warpath to slaughter all the mute swans in the state, approximately 2200, for the same reasons as Michigan, except they are also claiming that they are non-native and dangerous to air safety. Are native birds smart enough to avoid planes more so than non-native birds?

Please, if you haven't done so already, please sign and forward this petition to everyone and anyone.

https://www.change.org/petitions/new-york-state-department-of-environmental-conservation-stop-new-york-state-s-swan-killing-plan

In Ohio, there is a petition for help to stop killings there as well.

Please, if you haven't done so already, please sign and forward this petition to everyone and anyone.

http://www.change.org/petitions/save-our-swans-on-portage-lakes-ohio-stop-the-slaughter-of-mute-swans-on-our-local-lakes

THIS PETITION HAS TO HAVE 100,000 SIGNATURES BY MARCH 1ST IN ORDER FOR THE WHITE HOUSE TO TAKE NOTICE

Don’t kill the International World Peace Symbol – Mute Swan – Please sign the petition
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/stop-taxpayer-subsidy-wild-life-extermination-programs-stop-mass-slaughter-mute-swans-across-country/3kPyXbkm

Contact the CNN number provided and plead that they investigate these agencies: DNR's, Wildlife Services, the DEC, all government agencies WHO ARE PROFITING BY KILLING OUR WILDLIFE AND ARE SLAUGHTERING OUR MUTE SWAN because they are receiving federal grant money to do so. They are also bringing in trumpeter swans to states where there are none. Trumpeters are the largest game bird and eventually, when the population is established, they will be hunted for a hefty sum.
Please call 404.827.1500 and select option 1

Please Tweet and copy and paste the following message to these animal supporters along with copying and pasting the message below on your own Twitter Page.

We need everyone's help with this or the mute swans will continue to be slaughtered across the United States for reasons that have no truth, facts, or true scientific studies to back them up.

Thank You,
Karen Stamper

MUTE SWANS ARE BEING SLAUGHTERED BY OUR DNR AND WILDLIFE SERVICES ACROSS THE US UNDER FALSE CLAIMS. PLEASE JOIN IN THE FIGHT FOR THE TRUTH AND STOP THESE DEFENSELESS MUTE SWANS, THE INTERNATIONAL SYMBOL OF PEACE, FROM BECOMING EXTINCT.

For more information about the mute swans slaughter, please visit and like https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Regal-Swan-Foundation-Inc/128553688262
https://www.facebook.com/TheView#!/H.O.W.HelpOurWaterfowl

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