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2 years ago


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4 years ago
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4 years ago
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Withered and near death.

When the three baby raccoons were left with Kentucky wildlife specialist Karen Bailey, she took one look and knew they were fighting for their lives. It would be a "race against time" to save the babies -- and in the end, only two survived.

This tragedy wasn't the result of life in the wild -- the cubs were victims of Animal Planet's hit reality show, "Call of the Wildman." A blistering new expose by Mother Jonesrevealed how the program, in its quest for ratings and profit,recklessly mistreated the animals it claims to save. [1]

Federal and state authorities are investigating, and Animal Planet executives have even admitted to the wrong-doing -- but shockingly, they still refuse to significantly change network rules and take better care of their animals. [2,3]

Animal Planet relies on the viewing public for ratings and profits, so we need to let them know we are paying attention. Let's keep the heat on Animal Planet executives and flood their inboxes with 50,000 messages by Thursday -- we'll be too loud for them to ignore! 

Tell Animal Planet to stop their cruel animal-handling practices -- no more sacrificing wildlife just to boost ratings!

"Call of the Wildman" follows the over-the-top antics of Kentucky wildlife rescuer Ernie "Turtleman" Brown Jr. as he pretends to capture and save "nuisance" wildlife in outlandish staged scenarios. But according to Mother Jones, the animals weren't under stress until Animal Planet entered the picture. [4]

The fate of the little raccoons is just the tip of the iceberg, sources told reporter James West. In Texas alone, a group of Mexican free-tailed bats were sealed up in the wall of a hair salon [5] where one later perished, and a zebra was sedated to the point of falling down. It was practically unfilmable. [6] In both instances, the animals were so recklessly handled it broke state regulations -- all so Turtleman could easily chase down and "rescue" these poor creatures for the camera. 

Despite official warnings from the state of Kentucky, Turtleman and Animal Planet are still continuing their cruel and dangerous animal abuse. [7] But now that their antics have been exposed, we won't rest until these wild animals are safe. 

Tell Animal Planet: Our wildlife deserves respect -- not more torture for ratings!

Karen Bailey, the Kentucky wildlife specialist, put it best when she said, "so many people look up to Animal Planet. They remember the old Animal Planet that was dedicated to true education about animals and conservation. But to put animals in harm's way, to put these animals in stressful situations and to not look out for their well-being -- it's wrong and it's disappointing.[8] 

In it together, 

Ashley Allison
SierraRise Senior Campaigner

P.S. Five signatures are even more powerful than one -- after you take action, be sure to forward this alert to your friends, family, and colleagues! 


[1] West, James (2014 January 21). "Drugs, Death, Neglect: Behind the Scenes at Animal Planet.Mother Jones

[2] Patton, Janet (2014 January 24). "Federal authorities 'looking into' allegations about Turtleman."  

[3] West, James (2014 January 21). "Drugs, Death, Neglect: Behind the Scenes at Animal Planet.Mother Jones

[4] IBID 

[5] Christian, Carol (2014 January 29). "Animal Planet 'Wildman' used bat 'extras' to film Houston episode."Houston Chronicle.  

[6] Abrams, Lindsay (2014 January 21). "Mother Jones exposes animal abuse behind the scenes at Animal Planet.Salon

[7] West, James (2014 January 23). "

9 years ago
ACTION ALERT: Click and Help Us to Stop Torture of Dogs By South Korea!

ACTION ALERT: Click and Help Us to Stop Torture of Dogs By South Korea!

Animals  (tags: dogs, tortured, killed, south korea, horrific cruelty, government, authorities, united dogs, petition, animal advocates )

- 6 hours ago -

This is an appeal to everyone, who's not indifferent to animals' suffering. In South Korea, over 5,000 dogs a day get strangled, burned, electrocuted or beaten to death for their meat. Help us to stop this - we need only one million of signatures!
9 years ago

Signed the petitions which are still live.

please support our livestock production reduction petition for the animals!
10 years ago

Hi all!!

The University of California, San Diego student organization: VEG (Vegetarian Environmentalist Group) is happy to present an online petition which aims to reduce the livestock industry via means of removal of governmental subsidies for livestock farmers as well as implementation of tax for livestock products for their detrimental external social burden on the environment. Here is our petition link:

Please support us and help us spread the word! This is definitely an attempt at a baby toward in the right direction!

Thank you!

Be Vegan & Green
Be Peace & Love
Be the Change you wish to See

11 years ago

Help Stop the Namibian Seal Slaughter

TAKE ACTION: Help Stop the Namibian Seal Slaughter

Thanks !

11 years ago

All checked and signed.

11 years ago
StarsButterfliesGold Notes

Hey to everyone 6:16 PM

hello all, are you as tired as I am about laws in certain states, how they are ignored, weak, not enforced anywhere or too many loopholes everywhere, me too. I am so fed up with Missouri crap, I am jumping off the band wagon and taking matters into my own hands. Join me and sign this petition, animals deserve better.

Stop Research on Chimps
11 years ago
Release and Restitution for Chimpanzees in U.S. Laboratories

Bill Introduced to End Invasive Research on Chimpanzees!



Our promise to all the chimpanzees we know - that we will help all those who are still waiting in laboratories -
will be fulfilled with passage of the Great Ape Protection Act.

Dear Friends,

I am writing to announce very good news:

The Great Ape Protection Act was introduced today by U.S. Representatives Edolphus Towns (D-NY), David Reichert (R-WA), Jim Langevin (D-RI), and Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD.) With strong bi-partisan leadership, the bill seeks to end invasive biomedical research and testing on all great apes in U.S. laboratories and to release all federally owned great apes into permanent sanctuary.

Project R&R is working diligently with HSUS and other organizations and individuals to secure a precedent setting number of co-sponsors and a groundswell of public support for this bill, which offers the promise of protection from research to all chimpanzees now languishing in laboratories, many for more than 40 years.

Sincere thanks to all of you for your ongoing support. And thank you for remembering as we continue to ask for your help as we work toward our legislative goals.

PLEASE contact your federal legislators and urge them to join Rep. Towns, Reichert, Langevin, and Bartlett by signing onto the Great Ape Protection Act as a co-sponsor. 

By taking action and asking your family and friends to do so as well, we will build the support essential to pass the Great Ape Protection Act!

Theodora Capaldo, EdD
President & Executive Director
NEAVS/Project R&R 

  The Great Ape Protection Act


> Invasive research on great apes
> Federal funding of such research
   both within and outside of the U.S.
> Transport of great apes for such research
> Federal breeding of great apes for such research


> Permanent retirement of
   all federally-owned great apes

11 years ago

Signed and noted every one!  We must make the difference in the lives of these animals.  PLEASE SIGN ALL OF THESE!  Thanks for caring!

11 years ago
Animals (tags: AnimalCruelty, puppy mills, dogs, pet store pups, suffering, action alert )

NadiaStarsButterfliesGold Notes
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Send a message to your Senators and Representative to urge them to put a stop to the cruel-confinement of our best friends in puppy mills. Let them know you want the cruel, "factory-style" breeding of dogs to be outlawed. Please sign and forward!
11 years ago

The dogs housed at the Trumbull County Dog Pound in Warren, Ohio are euthanized by gassing. Their screams have been heard by a volunteer while they were slowly dying. Not only do the dogs face the gas chamber, they are treated inhumanely while they are there. Dogs are forced to lay in their own waste, dogs are kenneled together and fight but not separated, injured or sick dogs are left untreated, kennels are hosed down while the dog is still present, females in season are housed with intact males, the list goes on and on.

Please sign our petition so that the dogs who are unfortunate enough to end up at this dog pound are treated humanely by the staff and if they are to be euthanized they pass on peacefully by lethal injection.

11 years ago


Hey is everyone..just thought I would share
11 years ago

monkeylove.jpg Monkeys image by leoschild

Halito {hello}..

I really didn't know where to post this, but I thought I would share this with the group, since it's good news for once.

Sending many blessings to all..and I am glad this came about, that the monkeys are going to a sanctuary.  For everyones efforts..."wado" {thank you}

Much love...FreeSpiritRunning...xxxooo

Save-Our-Animals.gif Save Our Animals! image by hectori12

Dear Shell,

I'm writing to tell you about an important victory—one that you helped bring about. Last month, a whistleblower contacted PETA to tell us that six monkeys—who were slated to be retired to a sanctuary from City University of New York's Lehman College—had instead been sold to New York University (NYU) for invasive neurological experiments.

Upon learning this, PETA fired off letters asking Lehman to investigate why the monkeys were sold to NYU—and where their retirement fund disappeared to—and asking NYU to remove the monkeys from any experiments immediately. We also asked compassionate members of the public like you to contact NYU and ask for the monkeys to be retired and sent to a sanctuary.

We are happy to report that last Friday, we received confirmation from NYU that all six monkeys will be retired to a sanctuary to spend the rest of their lives in peace. According to NYU, the monkeys were not yet involved in any experiments and Lehman is now in the process of making the proper arrangements for them to be transferred to a sanctuary.

Letters like yours helped administrators come to this decision in behalf of the monkeys who will now be retired—Wanda, Holly, Jada, Sophie, Samantha, and Lilly.

Thank you for your compassion.


Kathy Guillermo, Director
Laboratory Investigations Department

11 years ago

Dear tammy,

This year the Canadian government promised a more humane hunt. They said “Canada’s seal hunt is humane, sustainable and responsible.” They lied.

Thanks to your support, IFAW Hunt Observers have been on the ground and in the air documenting the hunt since it opened on the 28th of March. Only days into the hunt they have captured on camera instances where animals were shot and clearly left to suffer on the ice…in one case for over a minute. They have witnessed live seals being hooked and dragged across the ice. And in one of the more disturbing moments they watched as a sealer wrote an expletive on the ice while a recently clubbed seal behind him started to move...obviously still alive.

Is this the Canadian government’s idea of a more humane hunt?

Observing and documenting the hunt is not easy work. It means hours of anxiously scanning the gulf region looking for sealing boats - because the Department of Fisheries and Oceans won’t release specific coordinates of where hunting is taking place. It means watching hours of tape to make sure we document every violation that we captured on film.

But without this footage the world would have no idea of the kind of cruelty really taking place.

Please join with us in expanding the global community of activists needed to end the slaughter.

Visit the seal blog today to read the latest diaries from IFAW monitors at the hunt.
See the latest footage from the scene of the hunt and listen to IFAW monitors describe in their own words the cruelty they are documenting first hand.

And if you can, please consider making a donation to help in the fight to end this cruel and senseless hunt. Of every dollar spent around the world by IFAW during the past three years, more than 83 cents went directly to animal welfare programs and institutional costs. Your gift enables IFAW to document the cruelty of the seal hunt, fight for more seal product bans in Europe, conduct vital research to help save seals and works to end the exploitation of animals around the world.

The Canadian government will continue in their attempt to justify the seal hunt – both in Canada and abroad. But no matter how the truth is distorted, it cannot change the fact that the seal hunt is terribly cruel and unneccesary.

Your support is today is more critical than ever. Thank you for standing with IFAW and with the seals.


11 years ago

Kangaroo leather petition already signed. Thank you. Also cross-posted.

11 years ago

Petition gladly signed. I had not seen it before. Thank you.

11 years ago

Original Message:
Please, read, sign and crosspost this petition.
Only 5 signatures since 15 th January. 

Tell Canada NOT to lift the Strychnine Poison Ban!

11 years ago
Help Shut Guzoo Down
Animals (tags: wild animals, imprisoned, caged, mistreated, abused ) Simone StarsButterfliesGold Notes - 20 hours ago -
Devon McDonald, a member of the McDonald family who do so much good for abandoned and abused small animals here in Edmonton, has started a petition against Guzoo, a roadside menagerie near Three Hills Alberta. Gustafson's self-proclaimed "sanctuary" is
11 years ago

Petition for Strays in Malia, Crete- Greek Is.

Make Malia Mayor Deal With Stray Animal Issues

To:  Anyone willing to help

In 2003 a new law was voted in Greece not only providing animals with better protection but also requiring that Local Authorities take action in solving the stray dog and cat issues. Some of the solutions include a temporary shelter and catch-neuter-release programmes.

The Mayor of Malia, Crete however, after being approached several times not only by the Cretan Animal Welfare Group but also by the Ministry of Agriculture, said (quote) "there are no strays in Malia", and continues now he has been elected for another 4 years, to ignore the problem of stray and unwanted animals in the area.

Please help us show him that we care about the animals, that there is a problem and that this programme may actually count in votes for him.


The Undersigned

11 years ago

Save Our Kangaroos From Cruelty and Exploitation - PETITON
The kangaroo trade is ethically and environmentally flawed and is threatening the long term survival of kangaroos.

Sign the Petition In Support of Bears
Bears are cruelly killed for their hides; they are either shot during hunts or ensnared, possibly for days, in painful traps. During hunts, as many as one bear in seven is not killed immediately after being shot, and some escape wounded, possibly dying ..

Save The Belconnen Kangaroos! - PETITION
In May 2007 the media exposed a secret plan by the Department of Defence, the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government and RSPCA ACT to shoot to kill up to 3,200 Kangaroos at two Defence sites in the ACT. The reasons given at the time: to

11 years ago

Unchain the Dogs of New York State (Please Sign, Spread the Word)
StarsButterfliesGold Notes - 42 minutes ago -
We believe that it's time for New York State to join the anti-tethering movement and put an end to the suffering of the perpetually chained/tethered dog. Leaving a dog chained is cruel to the dog, being a social animal they crave companionship and constan

11 years ago


 Thursday, 8:35 AM

You can help get the hunting of cheetahs banned before they are gone forever. They are unable to speak to us in a way we understand, they cannot stand up for themselves nor can they help each other like we can help them. You can help, even if it might seem like it will never make a difference for them, by signing the petition to get it banned. Its free, its quick but it really could help. You can also email me a letter that I will include when I send the petition off, it can be any length. This could also make a difference. The more signatures and the more letters I gather the more impact we can have.

They can't run forever, without our help. Help them before its too late.

11 years ago
(PETITION) Greater Yellowstone Wolves Delisted - Protest Now!
Animals  (tags: WOLVES, death, animals, animalcruelty, protection, suffering, government, killing, slaughter, sadness, endangered )

StarsButterfliesGold Notes
- 5 hours ago -
We need to make sure the Bush administration knows that the American people strongly oppose this decision to delist wolves!
Please sign petition- Justice for Rolo Action Alert
11 years ago
Please sign petition- Justice for Rolo Action Alert 8:35 PM

Justice For Rolo Action Alert New Trial Date February 25 2008
Animals  (tags: AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, animalrights, animals, animalwelfare, death, dogs, government, investigation, pets, law, sadness )

StarsButterfliesGold Notes
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Your Dog Can Easily Receive A Death Sentence From An Incident That Didn't Break The Skin. Documented By Onsite Paramedics At The Time Of The Incident. Even When The Animal Control Officer Tells The Dog Owner "This Won't Go Any Farther Than This
 [ send green star]  [ flag for review]
11 years ago

160 Compiled Petitions. Please see this share:

Blog: 160 Animal Welfare Petitions (Kindly Sign, fwd, Share) *Graphic images taken from Petitions*
(8 comments) — Kindly sign & forward to friends  Our Petition   STOP TORTOISE IMPORTATION FOR THE PET TRADE!    KINDLY HELP BY PRINTING OFF AND DISTRIBUTING OUR PAPER PETITION FOR SIGNATURES HERE!     Many other Worthwhile ...  more

11 years ago
Please note so more people will see this and sign:

Animals  (tags: AnimalCruelty, animalrights, dogs, suffering, puppmills, australia, petition )

StarsButterfliesGold Notes
- 59 minutes ago -
Please ban all puppy farming or back yard breeding as you could call it, which is not monitored strictly by local and animal health authorities.Save our animals from imprisonment and inhumane cruelty and allow them the opportunity to live a wondeful life

11 years ago

In my opinion the designer of the IPod should be jailed for animal cruelty...
Please read about the IPod here:
There is a petition to Pets Paradise (the IPod's producer):
11 years ago

Stop mass animal killing in Iquitos PERU

Sign petition today!

----- Original Message -----
From: Taylor
Sent: Saturday, February 16, 2008 6:47 AM
Subject: Stop mass animal killing in Iquitos PERU Sign petition today!

[Sandra Bowen who is a regular volunteer at Animal Alliance has visited this project in the Amazon , knows Molly personally, and is full of admirationfor the important work Molly is struggling to do. Taylor]

Stop mass animal killing in Iquitos. Please Sign The Petition TODAY !


11 years ago
Please note and if you can take action.

Thanks to all for your care.

Chimpanzee Lab Life
Animals  (tags: abuse, investigation, animalcruelty, animalrights, suffering )

StarsButterfliesGold Notes
- 3 minutes ago -
The suffering of chimpanzees and other animals used for research is not limited to what goes on in actual experiments. Their experience ongoing phisical and mental suffering from the endless boredom.... Pleas take action.
11 years ago
Shocking News: Irish MEP Supports Seal Slaughter 5:45 AM

Von: ARAN []
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 13. Februar 2008 12:46
Betreff: Shocking News: Irish MEP Supports Canada's Seal Slaughter

Dear ARAN Members,

We can't believe it either, but yes it's true! At a time when the world is
closing in on Canada's gruesome slaughter of seal pups and when the EU are
at a critical stage on determining whether a ban on Canadian seal products
should come into place or not we hear some bad news for the seals.

Irish MEP 'Sean O Neachtain' has been part of a delegation to the European
parliament to promote Canada's cruel seal hunt. He visited the parliament
with fisheries and governmental delegates from Canada, the very ones who
promote lies to the public and the media in order to reverse growing
opposition to the hunt in Europe. You can read more about the issue here

and we have as of this morning confirmed it's accurate.


Please, email immediately your views on Canada's seal hunt and let Irish MEP
'Sean O Neachtain' know how you feel about Canada's merciless and barbaric
seal slaughter

email him at:

Thank you for being a true voice for animals and supporting ARAN's work,
stay tuned for details of ARAN's annual Canadian seal protest this coming

Thank you,

11 years ago
Hi Tammy,

It's true! If you are a multi-national oil company, that is. A week ago today, the Bush administration auctioned off 30 million acres of Alaska wilderness to oil and gas companies, who will now be able to get their hands on the regions estimated 15 billion barrels of oil. The going price of our land? $86.67 an acre - a little over 17 cents a barrel.

Oh, and guess what else? These 30 million acres are home to half the world's remaining polar bears.

It would be a lot harder for oil companies to wreak havoc on this wild landscape if the polar bear were protected under the Endangered Species Act - but, par for the course, the Bush administration has been dragging its heels on awarding polar bears this protected designation, missing deadline after deadline.

Will you join me in calling on Congress to stand up to the Bush administration - and demand a stop any new oil drilling in polar bear habitat?

For over two years now, environmentalists (like yours truly) have been working to protect the polar bear under the Endangered Species Act - but the Fish and Wildlife Service keeps delaying a decision. We couldn't figure out why, and then a certain 30 million acre tract of polar bear habitat hits the auction block - an area of land that would never be opened if the bear were protected.

We can't let 2008 will go down in history as the year the Bushies took every last thing they could get their hands on. Please take a minute right now, email your members of Congress, and ask them to stop any oil and gas leases in polar bear habitat.

And then forward this message along to friends and family, and ask them to take part in the effort too.


Dan Stafford
Environmental Action Organizer

P.S. Thanks again for your support. Please feel free to share this e-mail with your family and friends.
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Because This Is Wrong. Live Export. TAKE ACTION. PETITION Please Sign.
Animals  (tags: AnimalCruelty, sadness, slaughter, killed, LIVE EXPORT )

StarsButterfliesGold Notes
- 4 hours ago -
Please send an important letter to the Australian Prime Minister, who can end this cruel trade. Urge Mr Rudd to uphold his word to protect animals from cruelty.
Urgent - stop animals experiments in EU
11 years ago
Wednesday 13 February, 17.00–19.00
European Parliament, PHS 4B001
Modern – reliable – cost efficient – animal friendly
– alternatives to animal experiments
In September last year, Written Declaration 40/2007 on the
phasing out of primate research, passed with a significant
majority. Will the revision of Directive 86/609 on experiments on animals meet the challenge of phasing out animal experiments?

Stavros Dimas, European Commissioner for the Environment
Dr Claude Reiss, molecular biologist, president Antidote Europe
Prof Dr Wolfgang Dekant, Institute of Toxicology,
Wurzburg University
Dr Johan Rönnelid, associate professor,
Unit of Clinical Immunology, Uppsala University
Professor Paul Furlong, Director of Clinical Neurophysiology,
Aston University, UK
Jens Holm, MEP, GUE/NGL
Neil Parish, MEP, EPP, President of Intergroup on Animal Welfare
Sonja van Tichelen, Director of Eurogroup for Animals

Please sign or check if you have already signed all the petitions to EU Parliament:

and others:
boiled monkey - sign petition please
11 years ago
Dear friends,
Arlette and I just finished creating the petition for the boiled monkey at the Everett Laboratory.and we ask you:
Please note the news and sign the petition.
Many signs are needed,so please send this to your friends as well.
Thank you so much,
Arlette and Trudi

We the undersigned, are appalled by the cruelty that took place in the
Biomedical Testlab SNBL in Everett, where a female Cynomolus Macaque
was boiled alive inside a giant rack-washer.PLEASE SIGN
11 years ago
Daphne Riccardo: Angel to All


   You look into those brown eyes and you know she's always thinking, creating new ideas, she's passionate, focused, knows what she wants and goes out and gets it. She has compassion for those in need, a voice for the voiceless;even at the verge of exaustion she continues to push forward. Now it's rumored she may be leaving us.

   I have known Daphne for a few months, she's been a good friend, sure we have had our differences but we remain friends because she cares for her friends; ALL of them.
   Daphne is host to three groups on care2, Ocean Realm
, Pawsitive Action for Voiceless Victims , Voice for Asian Animals  and also a space on MySpace
  . Daphne has advocated such causes as : As Boycotts of China, including the Olympics, Actions against Canadian Seal Hunts, and the wearing of fur.
She is a very special lady and works hard for what she believes in, I feel honored to be her friend. She puts her heart, soul and mind into her work. we too need to be the voices for the voiceless. Contact Daphne and tell her to stay with us we need her.

petition to stop Daphne leaving 

We all love you Daphne !!!!!!
11 years ago
Center for Biological Diversity

Dear Tammy,

Yesterday we delivered 43,000 petitions to the White House asking that the polar bear be placed on the endangered species list immediately. This display of massive public concern will put pressure on the administration to act quickly.

Click here to help us get the message out.

The petitions are just the beginning -- we need to mobilize millions of people to save the polar bear and stop global warming. And we need to do it soon. The Arctic is melting fast.

You can help us change history by contributing to a TV ad that will reach over 10 million people. The ad will explain in a gripping manner that global warming is melting the Arctic and killing polar bears, and most importantly, that it's not too late. If we all band together, Congress, the administration and industry will have to start cutting greenhouse gases immediately.

We need $50,000 to produce and distribute 60-second, 30-second, and 15-second versions of the ad to television stations across the nation. Over 10 million people will be educated by the ad, and several hundred thousand will actively join the cause.

Please click here to help us place the ad.

If 2,000 supporters like you pitch in just $25 each, we'll reach our $50,000 goal and be in production within weeks. 

Please help us get the message out before it's too late.

Thank you so much,

Kieran Suckling
Executive Director
Center for Biological Diversity

p.s. If you haven't already signed our polar bear petition, click here.

Stop the cruelty of Washington States Mountain lions !!!
11 years ago
Hound hunting set for comeback in Washington StateEnd Date:2/15/2008UPDATE: HB 2438 moves on to executive session of the Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources on Monday, February 4th, at 1:30 p.m.

Again, efforts are underway to overturn the will of the people, who voted to ban hound hunting of mountain lions.

Hound hunting mountain lions does not fulfill any of the promises made by politicians, sport hunters or other special interest groups. What they say it will do, it won’t do!

The Mountain Lion Foundation opposes this bill for both ethical and conservation reasons.

Measures are already in place to provide for public safety and depredation. Lions perceived to be a threat to public safety or livestock are hunted and killed. Lions with any propensity for human conflict are being intensively removed from the gene pool.

Scientists agree hunting does nothing to increase public safety or decrease livestock loss. Some scientists suggest sport hunting can increase problems by culling the timid, easily treed lions from the population.

The executive session on HB 2438 is scheduled for Monday, February 4, at 1:30 p.m. in the House Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources.

  Links:House Bill 2438 full text
Take Action!    Washington State residents must contact committee members today and tell them to oppose HB 2438. Attend the public hearing to oppose this bill and to support those testifying against it. Your personal emails and phone calls will have far greater impact than a form letter.

If you do not live in Washington State, contact Governor Chris Gregoire and tell her why she should oppose HB 2438. Urge all your friends and family in Washington State to write the Committee members and the Governor.
Contact:Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee Members:
Brian Blake - Chair (D)
Kevin Van De Wege - Vice Chair (D)
Joel Kretz - Ranking Minority Member (R)
Judy Warnick - Asst Ranking Minority Member (R)
William "Ike" Eickmeyer (D)
Bill Grant (D)
Steve Hailey (R)
Patricia Lantz (D)
Liz Loomis (D)
John McCoy (D)
Sharon Nelson (D)
Daniel Newhouse (R)
Ed Orcutt (R)

Complete contact information for each Committee Member, click here

Governor Chris Gregoire
Office of the Governor
PO Box 40002
Olympia, WA 98504-0002
(360) 902-4111
(360) 753-4110
Online email form
PETITION: Protect Russian bears
11 years ago
Sign the petition urging Boris V. Gryzlov, Speaker of the State Duma to put an end to the cruel hunt.

I, the undersigned, am concerned about the plight of Russian brown bears. Wealthy hunters wake the bears from hibernation to shoot them for sport and hundreds of cubs just a few weeks old are left motherless with little or no chance for survival. 

This is a cruel practice that must be stopped. I urge the Russian government to ban this hunt and save the Russian brown bears and their cubs.

Tell Denmark to End Whale and Dolphin Slaughter in their waters
11 years ago


Tell Denmark to End Whale & Dolphin Slaughter in their waters

Tell Denmark to End Whale & Dolphin Slaughter in Their Waters!

Please forward ..

11 years ago
Done. Thank you!
11 years ago



Stray dogs dumped in plastic bags at forest edge in Tulcea city (Romania)

Stray dogs dumped in plastic bags at forest edge in
Tulcea city – video – shocking images

A former employee of the public dogpound in Tulcea
said the animals were brutally killed a few days ago,
and the bodies were carried by truck to unknown
The head of the department of city hall in charge of
the dogpound couldn’t be contacted.
People of Somova-Tulcea shook with horror finding out
in forest tens of plastic bags with dead dogs. The
village people say the animals were brought from the
city, Tulcea, and left there.
People’s suspicions are confirmed by a former employee
of the public dogpound in Tulcea.
He says that 2 weeks ago the dogpound was closed, due
to poor conditions in which the animals were kept. In
dogpound there were 200 dogs of which the employees
got rid of in the cruellest possible way.
Even though the mayor of Somova, the village where the
dogs were dumped, informed the Guard for Environment
and the Sanitary – Veterinarian Direction, no
inspector of these institutions has got to the site.
Now there are still 20 dogs in the dogpound.

11 years ago
Write to PetSmart
Undercover Investigation Uncovers Horrors at PetSmart Supplier's Breeding Mill

Video footage obtained in a new PETA undercover investigation reveals horrific nightmare conditions for small animals and birds bred and brokered by a major supplier to PetSmart.

Investigation Reveals Horrors at PetSmart Supplier

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In addition to the ever-present misery caused by extremely crowded cages, filthy conditions, a lack of basic enrichment, an often inadequate food and water supply, and excessive noise, PETA's investigation of a massive breeding mill and one of PetSmart's main animal suppliers, Rainbow World Exotics in Hamilton, Texas, also revealed that live animals were thrown into the trash, were deprived of desperately needed veterinary care, were suffering and dying alone in their cages, and were cannibalizing each other; that rabbits underwent crude neuter surgeries at the hands of a layperson in a filthy, dark room; and more. Click here to read the details.

See where PetSmart's animal victims are bred. View the video footage and photos taken by PETA's undercover investigator.

Unsuspecting PetSmart customers have reported buying unsocialized, sick, and injured animals, including guinea pigs with eye and upper respiratory infections, hamsters with deadly diseases, sick and dying betta fish, and suffering birds. As PETA's investigator documented at this breeding mill, overcrowding, lack of veterinary care, and lack of socialization are the norm, not the exception, for the tens of thousands of animals at Rainbow. Click here to read more about what the investigator found.

PetSmart's trade in live animals supports this mass-breeding industry that is just as cruel as—and even less regulated than—the puppy mill industry. It results in abysmal treatment of tiny, vulnerable beings, and it ultimately leads to their overpopulation, homelessness, neglect, and suffering.

Take action: Complete the form below to urge PetSmart to cut ties with Rainbow World Exotics and to stop selling all live animals.

11 years ago
Urge L.A. City Council Members to Vote YES on Spay/Neuter Ordinance 4:43 PM

This Friday, February 1st, the Los Angeles City Council will vote on what would be the most ambitious spay and neuter ordinance in the nation. Last year, more than 15,000 cats and dogs were killed in the City of Los Angeles' animal shelters. Spaying and neutering animals before they reproduce is the most effective way to reduce euthanasia rates in shelters. Please Take Action to urge Los Angeles City Council members to pass the spay/neuter ordinance and send it to the Mayor's desk immediately to be signed into law.

In Defense of Animals Action Alert

Tell USDA: Stop Allowing the Torture of Downed Cows to Feed Our Schoolchildren
11 years ago

Tell USDA: Stop Allowing the Torture of Downed Cows to Feed Our Schoolchildren

Dear Joanna,

see the investigation videoDragging cows too weak to stand. Shocking them with electric prods when they can't walk. Ramming them with forklifts. Even forcing water down their throats -- right out of the manual on waterboarding.

Our shocking undercover investigation revealed these and other abuses of "downed" dairy cows -- those who are too sick or injured to walk -- at a Southern California slaughter plant. And The Humane Society of the United States’ investigation also discovered that the meat from these tortured animals gets fed to children through the National School Lunch Program! Please watch our investigative video, and then take action today to stop this cruelty.

Our video of the cruelty is very difficult to watch. Even worse is the thought that an outfit like Hallmark Meat Packing Company got away with this kind of abuse every day, without proper oversight from the USDA.

Urge the USDA to tighten its lax enforcement of the downer rule and to close the rule's loophole -- so that cows who are obviously in no shape to walk are not taken to slaughter in the first place.

Don't forget to tell your friends and family how they can help, too.

Thank you for all you do for animals.


Wayne Pacelle
President and CEO
The Humane Society of the United States

P.S. You can find the full details of this shocking investigation on our website or in a recent Washington Post story.
11 years ago
All done here.
11 years ago
Actions Taken~ News Noted,Petitions signed,messages sent
XXURGENT !! The deadline for the European Union to hear your views is February 13.
11 years ago
Tell the EU to Ban the Trade in Cruel Seal Products
Animals  (tags: cruelty, death, animals, suffering, sadness, slaughter, killing, habitat, extinction, abuse, AnimalCruelty, crime, protection )

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The European Commission is considering a seal-product trade ban that would save millions of seals from a horrible fate. You can help convince the EU to end the cruel seal product trade now! Please sign endorsed by Paul McCartney Dead line Feb13
11 years ago


Nadia D. left a comment on the following article:

United Pet Owners Of America. PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION by Jeannie A Thanks
My fellow Americans, over the past few years more and more of our rights as pet owners have been taken away. Unjust laws that penalize us, breed specific legislation that tells us what breeds we can and can not own, sky rocketing licensing fee's if we


I'm just confused with this petition... someone enlighten me please. I fight long and hard for puppy mills to be closed and promote adoption in shelters. I don't agree with breeding while 60,000 perfectly adoptable animals are killed in shelters EVERYDAY. This petition text has me confused:

"sky rocketing licensing fee's if we want to keep breeding animals and the animal rights activist groups who are pushing for "no pets" at all. I'm sure if your life is enriched by an animal you will want to help. The animal rights groups are well organized and speak with one big voice. We far out number them, but we are not acting as one force."

While the law is limited, I do believe that breeders need to pay fees ('sky rocketing' is relative) if they want to bring more companion animals in this world. The last part as well seems it's an "us" against animal rights groups.... I hope I'm reading this wrong. I dont know of a group that's advocating for "No pets at all" including PeTA, contrary to CCF's propaganda though they maybe against breeding pits completely. But that's another discussion entirely and wish to not extend that here. This is about this specific petition and with this text, unfortunately I can not support or promote. I did note it to encourage more discussion as I may be reading this wrong...

Also, where are the signatures going? The target says, "To united pet owners as a single voice."

11 years ago
Puppy Torturers Receive Strong Sentence – Congratulate Georgia DA!
Last August, two teenage brothers in Atlanta, GA, were charged with torturing and baking a three-month-old puppy to death. Just recently, justice was served - the brothers received the maximum sentence allowable in each of the nine counts under which they were charged. These sentences will be served concurrently, and in effect, the young men will serve 10 years in prison and 10 years under strict probation, for a total of 20 years.

The horrific death of this poor puppy touched animal lovers around the world, and the strong sentencing in this case highlights how strongly the public feels about cruelty toward animals.

Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard felt so strongly about seeking justice in this case – describing the death of this puppy as "so egregious it cries out for special attention" - that he sent a letter to Georgia Governor Sonny Purdue requesting that the penalty for animal cruelty be raised above the current five year maximum.

DA Howard should be applauded for his commitment to justice and the humane treatment of animals – please sign this petition today to congratulate him on success in this case! 
11 years ago
11 years ago
Urge Donna Karan to Shed Fur! Sign Petition !!
Animals  (tags: )

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Despite the fact that Donna Karan has promised to stop using fur in her designs in the past, PETA has learned that she continues to use and sell fur. Please join us in urging Karan to discontinue the sale of all fur items and to institute fur-free policy.
11 years ago
Great idea, Anita. I'll c/p as well.
11 years ago

Pete W.
STOP PEBBLE MINE Wednesday, 6:58 AM

We're fighting a battle in Alaska to protect Bristol Bay from what will be the world's largest toxic lake. This area is truly one of the world's greatest wild areas.

I hope we can count on your support by signing our petition. I have also included a link to our web page should you want to get more information.


Web page:

Thank you for your time and support  
11 years ago
Take Action

Tell Your Representative to Put Polar Bears First

We’ve got to stop the Bush Administration from rushing through the sale of oil and gas drilling leases in Alaska’s prime polar bear habitat -- before it makes a final decision about protecting these imperiled bears under the Endangered Species Act.

Sign the message below and tell your Representative to support the Markey bill (H.R. 5058) that will reverse these new oil and gas lease sales for the sake of polar bear survival.

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January 26, 2008
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11 years ago
I thought to bring the original SBP petition I published back into focus and re-distributed in hopes we'll get more signatures as well as more publicity of this case!
11 years ago
signed..signed...clicked and will forward. ty brenda
11 years ago

StarsButterfliesGold Notes Anita S.
Serious Update!!

This is pretty simple... Please tell ten friends to tell ten more today!

The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily to meet their quota of getting free food donated every day to abused and neglected animals.

It takes less than a minute (How about 20 seconds) to go to their site
and click on the purple box 'fund food for animals' for free. This doesn't cost you a thing.
Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate food to abandoned/neglected animals in exchange for advertising.

Here's the web site! Pass it along to people you know.

11 years ago
Please join us in protesting against the cruel practise in Hungary of force feeding geese and ducks. Take a couple of seconds and sign the petition against this horrendous treatment of sentient beings.
We endorse the International Anti-Whaling Petition to the Japanese Government and the Fisheries Agency of Japan.
The need to protect whales has never been more urgent. Many people believe that the world's great whales were saved when a ban on commercial whaling was put in place in 1986. But whales face more threats today than during any time in history.
11 years ago
(VIDEO)-PETITION-Tell the Weizmann Institute to Stop Torturing Monkeys and Cats
Animals  (tags: VIVISECTION, suffering, cats, MONKEYS, death, cruelty, animals, killing, sadness, AnimalCruelty, animalrights, ethics, protection )

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The American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science (ACWI is responsible for securing funding for the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, where cruel experiments on cats and monkeys were recently exposed in an undercover investigation
11 years ago
(PETITION)-(VIDEO)--Put Your Compassion to the Test--ANIMAL'S
Animals  (tags: VIVISECTION, cruelty, death, killing, sadness, suffering, AnimalCruelty, abuse, dogs, cats )

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As you read this, hundreds of mice, rats, cats, dogs, birds, rabbits, monkeys, and other animals are dying in cruel and unnecessary medical and product-testing experiments
11 years ago
European Convention for Animals Rights,
Animals  (tags: animal rights, petition, Europe, Convention Protecting Pets and Stray Ani )

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EU Parliamentary Member Alain Hutchinson needs 1 million signatures in order to present the project "European Convention for Animals Rights" to the Parliament. Severely punish those who publicly abandon an animal;PETITION

11 years ago
Animals  (tags: CHINA, BEAR, BILE, abuse, HORRIBLE, CRUELTY, AnimalWelfare, animals, cruelty, sadness, suffering )

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PLZ SIGN: rs-being-abused-treated-and-help-stop-bile-farming In China there are about 7,000 moon bears kept in tiny cages for twenty years with painful catheters inserted into their gull bladders to extra
11 years ago
Dear friends,
Could you check if you've already signed this important petition?
Created by Hans Lak,a Care2 member :
Thank you,Trudi
Petition to protect all threatened animals from the IUCN RED List!
The African wild dog, Lycaon pictus, is one of Africa's most endangered carnivores. It is Red Listed by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as an Endangered Species.
The African Wild Dog will need protection from the local governments in Africa. Since it will take years to get it on the CITES list, The wildlifefoundation wants to act before it is too late! See the movie to learn more
The time is now! Protect the last wild dogs in Africa !
11 years ago
11 years ago


To:  Miami Seaquarium

I have created this petition to help get a well-deserved bigger tank for a Killer Whale. She is called Lolita and lives at the Miami Seaquarium in Miami Florida.

She was first captured when she was 2 years old and taken from her family. She is now over 30 years old and has spent the whole of her life in this small tank.

Her only form of company when she is not performing is a blow up rubber whale that floats with her in her tank. The park owner Mr Hertz has been promising for over 25 years to build her a new tank. But this has not materialized. Her tank is by law not within the government guidelines for housing killer whales, but yet nothing has been done about this.

Please sign this petition to help get Lolita the life she needs. I think she deserves it after 30 years of performing for audiences.

Thank you

11 years ago
Take Action: Tell Your Representative to Put Polar Bears First
Animals  (tags: environment, wildlife, habitat, extinction, endangered, cruelty, death, AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, protection, suffering, polar bears )

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We’ve got to stop the Bush Administration from rushing through the sale of oil and gas drilling leases in Alaska’s prime polar bear habitat -- before it makes a final decision about protecting these imperiled bears under the Endangered Species Act.
11 years ago
Fed Greenlights Killing Northern Rockies Wolves-- Take Action!! 10:20 AM

This is upsetting.  Please note and take action!

Absolutely Outrageous: Fed Greenlights Killing Northern Rockies Wolves-- Take Action!!
Animals  (tags: wolves, protection, endangered, wildlife, cruelty, action alert )

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Its happened. The Fish & Wildlife Service has made it easier to kill wolves in the Greater Yellowstone and Northern Rockies region, even while under the Endangered Species Act. Take action: Help us reach our goal of sending 45,000 messages to Kempthorne

Take action here!

11 years ago

Linda B.
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Please Sign Romanian Animal Rescue Petition 6:09 PM

A petition to get animal welfare laws in the EU.

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Stop the Attack on Utah's Wild Lands. Sign the PETITION PLEASE Dead Line 8th Feb.

Environment  (tags: protection, government, endangered, wildlands, wildlife )

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The Bush administration's plan for 11 million spectacular acres in Utah is alarming - a sharp increase in oil and gas development and off-road vehicle use. This could permanently alter the rocky canyons and stunning wilderness that are home to a wide

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