Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Who's been Milking you?

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Dear friend,
 
Allow us to us ask you this- Would you willingly give away your mommy’s milk so that another can feed on it while you slowly starve to death?
A hot cup of tea, an evening coffee, after dinner sweets, a big bowl of ice-cream- comfort food such as these have been so persuasively knitted into our lives that we overlook a simple fact -  its real cost. You might be surprised to know:
 
  • For a cow to produce milk, she needs to be impregnated. This is done artificially under the harshest of conditions.
  • Most cows are genetically modified to yield 25x their natural milking capacity. Contrary to popular belief, this is extremely painful.
  • There is almost no veterinary care at dairy farms and tabelas, thus animals are given over the counter anti-biotics to cope, which one ingests while consuming their milk.
  • Male calves are either left to starve or kept alive to be sold for illegal slaughter.
We urge you to compassionately consider your consumption of milk and milk proucts.
Make a PROMISE - bring a change in someone’s life by simply weighing your needs against a being’s misery and pain.
Varda Mehrotra
Director
Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisation(FIAPO)
 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

UPDATE: Cove Monitor Threatened by Extremists


Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project
Dedicated to the Welfare of Dolphins Worldwide Since Earth Day 1970
Cove Monitor Threatened by Japanese Extremists
Extremist Threatens Cove Monitor
Less than two weeks into the 2016/17 dolphin hunting season in Taiji, Japan, Dolphin Project documented the first lives lost – and another threatened.

On September 9, in an eerie resemblance of last year, almost to the day, the dolphins’ luck ran out when a pod of Risso’s were driven into the cove and slaughtered. As Dolphin Project live streamed from the cove, the world watched in real time as this once-robust pod of approximately 19 dolphins were killed, their lifeless bodies hidden underneath blue and gray tarps. The remaining Risso’s also watched, awaiting their own slaughter as the skiffs went by, dragging dead pod members.

Two days later, one of our Cove Monitors was stalked by a Japanese Nationalist Group, subjected to repeated aggressive and threatening gestures lasting over an hour. Local police attempted to act as a buffer between the two, but one individual managed to open her car door, hit her vehicle and scream, "Yankee — get out!"
"As a U.S. citizen she has a right to be there and stalking is a serious crime in Japan. We question why the police are allowing them to do this."
~ Ric O’Barry, Founder/Director of Dolphin Project
Dolphin Project Cove Monitors have visas to be in Japan and are not breaking any laws. Local law enforcement should know that stalking is illegal in Japan. Making obscene gestures is also illegal, and yet the perpetrator/s were not arrested or charged. We are happy that she was unharmed, and will continue her vigilance for the dolphins.
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Dolphin Project will be on the ground in Taiji during the entire killing season, live streaming, blogging and disseminating information for the world to see. Your support has never been more crucial. Any donation you can give is greatly appreciated and needed.
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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Rescued animals to lose their home as sanctuary closes - PLEASE HELP...

Patron: Martin Shaw
Please Help

   
Waiting for a new home....
 
Animals in Need of a Home as Sanctuary Closes
 
  We have received a desperate plea to take in the animals of Suffolk based Blossoms Rescue after they are to lose much of their land.  Sara, founder of Blossoms said "It has been a heartbreaking decision but we are just unable to carry on."
   Over the last 35 years Blossoms have rescued hundreds of dogs, cats, horses, farm animals and wildlife.   The loss of land, along with constant worry of raising enough money to adequately care for the animals, has left Sara, who has twice fought cancer and suffers heart problems, with no choice but to close the sanctuary.
    "It's a distressing time for us, but if Hillside are able to take them, at least we know they will be well cared for and safe" said Sara.  “The farm animals and 20 horses and ponies, including some with health problems, need to be urgently taken in.  The smallest is Snoopy, a little Shetland, who
suffered mental abuse and the biggest is Rush, an ex racehorse with problems often associated with ex racers.  We will be eternally grateful to Hillside if they are able to give a home to all these wonderful creatures."

    Hillside is always stretched to the limit, so we really need your help to be able to offer sanctuary to the Blossoms’ rescues.  Every penny donated towards this very urgent appeal will be so greatly appreciated.

                                                                      
URGENT APPEAL TELEPHONE HELPLINE
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Little Snoopy...


Legend the ram with Patchouli the goat at Blossoms Rescue

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You can donate by phone 01603 736200  (9am - 9pm every day)
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If you would like to set up a small regular monthly donation - from as little as £1 a month - to help our rescued animals, you may do so here...

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign: One person can stop this

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is just a month away from endangering the lives of innocent wild mares in Oregon by subjecting them to egregiously invasive and inhumane sterilization experiments.
We’ve already appealed to the BLM and Oregon State University, the agency’s research partner, to drop plans to rip the ovaries out of wild mares in a procedure that veterinarians call “archaic” and “barbaric.”
Now it’s time to go to the top... to the person who can stop this. And we need your help to reach her.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewel is the person ultimately responsible for the BLM and its mismanagement of our wild horses and burros.
The buck stops with her and it's time to send her a strong message....Americans from all walks of life are counting on her to stop these egregious experiments on our cherished and federally protected wild horses.
Help us make sure Secretary Jewell hears this message loud and clear. 
Here are three ways you can get involved:

1. 
Tweet @SecretaryJewell

2. 
Post a Facebook message

You can cut-and-paste this message, or paste in your own: 
Secretary Jewell, please cancel BLM’s plans to conduct cruel and unnecessary sterilization experiments on federally protected wild horses. Please watch the video that documents this cruelty and stop these archaic experiments now! http://wildhor.se/StopThemSally # StopThemSally.
3. Send an electronic fax!

These things take just moments of your time, but together can create a lasting impression on Secretary Jewell to let her know that Americans will not tolerate such cruel treatment of our wild horses.


Let's do this,


- The AWHPC Team  
  

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The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign is dedicated to preserving American wild horses and burros in viable free-roaming herds for generations to come, as part of our national heritage.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Chimpendence Day - Celebrate with us!‏

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Sponsor a Chimpendence Day Party

Watermelon, lemonade, popcorn and all things red, white, and blue!

Just like their human friends, the chimps will celebrate 
freedom, friends, and summer fun!
Join in the fun by sponsoring a Chimpendence Day Party 
for one of our chimpanzee families.
Chimpendence Day is one of six parties held each year for resident families at the Sanctuary. Save the Chimps enriches the chimpanzees' lives to promote physical activity, mental stimulation, and play - all to improve the chimpanzees' well-being. Painting, foraging, and even parties, are just some of the ways we do so. Learn more »
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To provide and build support for permanent sanctuary for the lifelong care of chimpanzees rescued from research laboratories, entertainment, and the pet trade.
Save the Chimps is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and all contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. 16891 Carole Noon Ln, Fort Pierce, FL 34945 | Telephone: 772.429.0403
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UK Citizens and Residents: Urge the British Government Speak Out against The Dog Meat Trade in Vietnam‏

June 2016 Newsletter

Dear Supporter, 
 
Change For Animals Foundation is delighted to have the wonderfully talented and compassionate Peter Egan as an ambassador for our anti-dog meat campaigns.
 
Please take a few moments to watch Peter's recent video for CFAF here >>
Special thanks to Richard Symonds for putting together this video and to Maria Slough for the beautiful photo of Peter with one of his many rescued dogs, Pippa.
 
Thank You for Saving These Dogs
Last month, thanks to YOUR support and generosity, CFAF was able to save these six dogs from a life full of suffering on a dog meat farm and a brutal slaughter.
All six dogs are now thriving in the U.S., enjoying their new lives of freedom.

Special thank you to our lovely friend Abbie and the team at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria in the U.S. for taking in these dogs and showing them what love and compassion feels like. Also, CFAF sincerely thanks our amazing supporters Martyn, Noeleen and David who came to South Korea with us to make this rescue possible.
"Though it breaks our hearts to have to leave behind the other dogs at this farm, CFAF believes that saving some is always better than saving none, and we haven't given up on the rest. For those lives saved, everything changes... Walking away from so much suffering never gets any easier. You have our word that we will do all we can to seek opportunities and support to ensure the end of the dog meat industry region-wide because every one of these dogs caught up in the trade across Asia is worth fighting for." Lola Webber, CFAF co-founder.
 
Ending The Dog Meat Trade in Vietnam
 
The dog meat trade in Vietnam causes the intense suffering of an estimated five million dogs each year. But with more and more people standing up against this cruel practice within Vietnam and globally, we know that dog meat can be brought to an end.
 
In Vietnam, pet ownership is on the rise, and that brings with it a growing awareness of animal sentience and an increasingly vocal opposition to animal cruelty. In 2014, a survey in the country revealed that nearly 55% of respondents are against dog meat consumption.
As a founding member of the Asia Canine Protection Alliance (ACPA), CFAF is committed to raising awareness of the inherent cruelty and human health risks associated with the trade. We are incentivising and supporting action to end the dog meat trade and we have big plans to expand our reach - we will keep you updated!

Please continue to follow us on Facebook >>

To find out more, and to download ACPA's useful infographic and help spread awareness >>
 
CALLS FOR ACTION

UK Citizens and Residents: Urge the British Government Speak Out
 
Please join us in calling on the British government to take action and speak out against the brutal dog meat industry in South Korea. In addition, they must urge the International Olympics Committee to respond to our concerns over dog meat in light of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchnag in 2018.
 

To make your voice heard >>

 
 

Once again, thank you from all of us at Change For Animals Foundation for your ongoing support and generosity. Together, we will continue to strive to make positive and lasting change for animals and end suffering whenever and wherever possible.
 
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