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Alley Cat Allies
Anonymous
10 years ago

Advocate Alert  

Dear Ms. Meyer,

The stray and feral cats of Cape May New Jersey are in terrible danger!

For years, the Cape May , NJ cats have lived wonderful, healthy lives and provided untold joy to their neighbors.

Now, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New Jersey Office is pressuring Cape May to stop its successful Trap-Neuter-Return Program and begin catching the cats and “impounding” them. 

The fact is, for most cats, impoundment is a death sentence!  72% of cats entering shelters nationwide are killed.  And numbers are even worse for feral cats – like those in Cape May .  Virtually 100% of feral cats who enter shelters are killed.

You and I know that there is a better way – both for the cats of Cape May and across the country.

Tonight, cat advocates will join together at the city council meeting in Cape May to voice their concern for this cruel plan.  I myself will be there to set the record straight about feral cats and their right to live.

As a cat lover and an advocate, I urge you to do your part today for the cats of Cape May and our nation’s cats. 

Click here today to make a gift to protect the cats of Cape May - and all of our nation's cats.  The need could not be more urgent.

Your support today will help us continue to fight for the cats of Cape May and make sure the world knows that feral and stray cats deserve our love, not human cruelty.  With your help, we can protect all of our nation’s cats.

Killing healthy cats simply because they live outside is cruel.  And we have the power to stop this cruelty.

Please make the most generous contribution you can and we will put it to work right away!

Together, we can change the world for feral cats. 

Anonymous
10 years ago
Daphne Riccardo: Angel to All

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   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 http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseac
tion=user.viewprofile&friendid=17452864
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  . 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.

http://www.care2.com/c2c/people/profile.html?pid=300426910

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/boycott-jlo-choose-compassion-over-slaughter-for-profit


petition to stop Daphne leaving
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/keep-daphne-on-care2 

We all love you Daphne !!!!!!
Anonymous
10 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.


10 years ago
Thanks! ALL actions taken.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Actions taken
10 years ago
Best Friends Animal Society

Dear Members and Friends,

Click here!Post Traumatic Stress:

That’s what many of the dogs who came to Best Friends from ex-NFL star Michael Vick’s “Bad Newz Kennels” are suffering from, according to Best Friends veterinarian Dr. Frank McMillan. Dr. Frank is nationally recognized for his studies on the emotional and mental health of dogs. And he’s starting to write about his work with the Vicktory dogs on the Best Friends blog. Whether you’re a soldier coming home from a war zone, or a dog rescued from a fighting ring, you’re at risk for the same long-term effects. And Dr. Frank’s work with the Vicktory dogs will reap huge benefits, in due course, for shelters and veterinarians dealing with abused animals. His blog entries give some ongoing insight into how he works with the dogs.

>>You get to all of it from here.

Click here!Pittie cupcakes!

The rehab team likes to have a little fun, too. And they’ve been classifying some of the dogs as cupcakes, beefcakes, cheesecakes and fruitcakes. The differences will be revealed one at a time. And today, in one of her blog posts, Patty, our director of animal care, explains what it is to be a cupcake. (Little Red fits the profile.)

>>Check it out on the Best Friends blog.

There’s lots of new material on the website about the Vicktory dogs, including a special feature on pit bulls, their history, how some cities are banning them, why this doesn’t make sense, and so on.

>>You get to all of it from here.

Click here!The Great Kitty Rescue:

This weekend, we’re finally closing down the rescue facility on the edge of Death Valley, where we rescued those 800 cats in great distress last summer. 72 of them arrived at Best Friends last night, and another 50 will be here tomorrow. We’ll try to get news posted about them during the weekend. So check in on the home page www.bestfriends.org on Monday for that.

>>Read the coverage.

Click here!The National Geographic TV show:

Nat Geo has now committed to a further series of five shows, including one about the Vicktory dogs. These will all be airing later this year. Meanwhile, they (and we) have been overwhelmed with requests for re-runs of the first three shows. So they’ll be re-airing these in March.

>>Keep in touch on the Dogtown section of the website.

Lots more, as always, including:

  • Marvin the FIV kitty loves being petted. You can do it long-distance as his sponsor. He’d love it!

Thank you, as always, for making it all possible. Your donations are a blessing to your furry friends here!

Michael Mountain
Best Friends


The Vicktory Dogs -- Michael Vick's Rescued Dogs
10 years ago

Best Friends Animal Society

Dear Members and Friends,

Click here!We call them the Vicktory dogs.
They’re the 22 dogs, rescued from ex-football star Michael Vick’s infamous Bad Newz Kennels, who are now living at Best Friends. And as of today, when the final court proceedings were concluded, we can begin to introduce you to these dogs.

Bottom line: they’re very different from anything you may have imagined or have been led to believe –even by other national animal organizations. Most are quite timid, many have clearly been abused, some have been forcibly bred many times over, others have apparently been used as bait dogs. There are certainly some champion fighters among them, but even these are very different from some Hound of the Baskervilles image of a snarling dog trying to attack everything and everyone in sight.

And that’s the thing about dogs like these – they’re so eager to please, so responsive to people, that all these good character traits have been used against them. (Remember that only a generation or two ago, pit bulls were renowned as “America’s family dog.”)

We’ve posted an initial report about them today. And we’ll be starting to tell their stories in more detail on Monday, when we’re also welcoming TV and news reporters to the sanctuary to meet the dogs in person for the first time and to publish the first photos and videos of them.

On Monday, we’ll also be starting a new blog, where you can follow the progress of the Vicktory dogs, along with links to pages on the Best Friends Network where you can learn more about how Best Friends is working to end the billion-dollar dog-fighting industry and help the millions of cast-off dogs who end up in shelters that have no means of caring for them.

Have a good weekend, and watch for a further e-mail on Monday with details of our coverage of the Vicktory dogs.

Michael Mountain
Best Friends




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Anonymous
Will you help Emily,Jack and Turpentine Creek?
10 years ago

Emily is who I work under at Turpentine Creek in Eureka Springs AR.

January 18, 2008
Winter Sets In

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge relies on your donations to survive. To succeed by striving towards mission completion is imperative, we must continue to move forward. We need your help. We have set up a way for you to donate on a recurring basis. This will build the foundation required to insure TCWR's future. You can give $5, $10,.... on a monthly, quarterly, or yearly schedule. You set it up and edit it any time you like. Just click the button below to get started.

 

To order your 2008 calendars simply use the paypal box to the right.  This is a safe, secure way to make payments online. Also, if you haven't renewed your animal adoptions and sponsorships you can do that on our website www.turpentinecreek.org.

 

Jack and Emily Thank You

On behalf of Emily and Jack, I would like to send out a huge thank you to everyone who donated to Jack’s surgery.  The outpouring of love and support has truly been amazing, and Jack’s surgery is close to being fully funded.  Since a majority of the cost has been raised, the surgery will take place at Kansas State University on Wednesday, January 23rd. Jack needs to meet with the vet on that Tuesday for evaluation and testing, then stay overnight while receiving fluids to prepare him for surgery the following day. The effectiveness of the surgery will not be known until and ultrasound is conducted and the doctors get a first hand look at the tumor on Jack’s pancreas.  He will need to stay in recovery for several days, and provided there are no complications Emily will be able to take him home some time that weekend. An update will be sent following the surgery to let you know how it went.  Thank you again for all your support, and keep Jack in your thoughts.
Carrie Trudeau
Staff Biologist

January 12, 2008
An Unfinished Life

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Anyone who has been to the refuge since 2000 will remember seeing the blonde, furry, canine staff member motoring around the property.  Whether he is dozing on the stairs in the gift shop, walking through the compound, supervising habitat construction, helping to move the cats, or walking in a Eureka Springs parade dressed as a lion, Jack has become an ambassador for the refuge.  As you surely noticed if you have met Jack, he is not your ordinary dog.  Nine year staff member, Emily McCormack, rescued Jack from the Good Shepard Animal Shelter in Eureka Springs in 2000.  After settling into her dream job with tigers, her life was made more complete by adopting a dog of her very own.  Her remarkable training and time spent with Jack helped to mold him into one of the most well behaved and smartest dogs the world has ever seen.  His training is only accentuated by his extraordinary personality.  His human-like facial expressions and his uncanny understanding of the English language make you believe he is more than just a dog; he is a human being.  With Emily’s guidance and unique refuge experiences, Jack literally grew up with exotic cats.  Photo shoots with young rescues, formally a fundraiser, was Jack’s opportunity to shine.  His ability to occupy young cats with respectful play brought out behaviors in the cats as if he was one of them.  Interactions with a young cougar named Nala helped prepare her for living with other cougars in the future.  When a three month old tiger named Tammy came to the refuge during the Quitman Rescue, Jack taught her how much better life could be.  To this day, Tammy still chuffs at her old friend Jack.
Nalarun1
Shrek1      At only seven and a half years old, training, personality and love is not enough to overcome illness.  On January 1st, Jack was diagnosed with the rarest form of cancer in dogs; Insulinoma.  Insulinoma is a form of cancer originating in the pancreas.  The tumors that are generated produce insulin causing low blood

Give a Dam - Restore Snake River Salmon Run
10 years ago

Action Alert

Help put wild pacific salmon on the road to recovery.

Ask the Administration to resolve the Pacific salmon crisis in the Columbia and Snake Rivers.

Click here to act today! 

Four federal dams on the lower Snake River are destroying a national treasure - our wild salmon runs. But you can help put wild pacific salmon on the road to recovery.

Click here to ask the Administration to remove the four lower Snake River dams and help restore one of the last great salmon runs in the lower 48 states.

These fish are vital to the culture, economy, and balance of nature that the Pacific Northwest has always relied on. The Columbia-Snake River basin, spanning six western states, was once home to the most abundant runs of salmon and steelhead in the world - as many as 16 million wild fish returned each year to these rivers and their tributaries.

It is a very different story today: all runs of salmon and steelhead in the Snake River are either already extinct or listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act.

This year, just four Snake River sockeye survived to return to their spawning grounds in the mountains of central Idaho. That's it!  Just four fish.

If the Administration acts now, however, they can stop these dams from destroying salmon runs. Click here to write your letter today before the comment period deadline on January 4!

On October 31, the federal government released a "new" Draft Salmon Plan for the Columbia-Snake Basin. Unfortunately, like the three plans before it that were thrown out for violating the Endangered Species Act, it seems that this pending draft is yet another blueprint for the extinction of Snake River salmon and the continued waste of billions of taxpayer dollars on inadequate, failed recovery measures.

These four dams have a high environmental cost, but low value. They are the biggest obstacle to the recovery of Snake River salmon, and their limited benefits could be replaced for less than is currently being spent on an ineffective non-dam removal salmon recovery strategy.

Wild pacific salmon truly are a national treasure - supporting ecosystems, wildlife, fishing communities and recreational opportunities. We deserve a federal salmon plan that guarantees real recovery, not another expensive path to extinction.

Help us send a resounding message to the Administration calling for leadership and a plan that will save our wild salmon!

Thank you for your support on this important issue.

Sincerely,
Julie Waterman
Campaign Director, SaveOurEnvironment.org
info@saveourenvironment.org

P.S. To learn more about how you can help, please visit American Rivers and the Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition's new website - www.GiveaDamForSalmon.org - that will help collect and deliver tens of thousands of comments in the form of letters, photos, art, and videos that urge our decision-makers to save our wild salmon.


Support Our Work - Click here now to make a secure online donation to help support our efforts to protect our clean water, clean air, endangered species and wild places.

Anonymous
10 years ago
Opponents slam pay-to-hunt proposal


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(December 14, 2007) — Opponents of a proposed pay-to-hunt preserve at the former Seneca Army Depot placed the plan squarely in their sights Thursday — and blasted it.

At a morning public hearing in the town of Varick, about 70 people braved the winter storm to challenge a plan by a Waterloo-based company for the preserve at the depot site. More than 25 people spoke, with only one voicing any support for the proposal.

What has largely galvanized the opposition is the presence of a herd of rare white deer at the depot — a herd that some conservationists say is the only one of its kind and size in the world. Some anti-hunting advocates as well as hunters have united in their opposition, maintaining that the preserve could be nothing more than a place for wealthy individuals with little appreciation for the outdoors to pretend to be sportsmen.

Waterloo-based L.M. Sessler Excavating & Wrecking Inc. has proposed to lease and later purchase about 2,300 acres of the depot from the Seneca County Industrial Development Authority. Sessler wants to build the preserve and a lodge at the site, as well as set aside an area for organic agriculture.

Sessler has asked the IDA for tax breaks for the project. The IDA controls development at the depot and would have to approve the project for it to move forward.

At the IDA's public hearing Thursday, opponents maintained that the deer could be threatened, that the land should stay in the public domain and that more tourism could be generated by opening the area to wildlife watchers than wildlife hunters.

Former Lieutenant Governor Mary Anne Krupsak, who lives in Varick, urged the IDA and Sessler to consider using the property to attract people to come "with cameras instead of guns."

Conservationists, including organizations that presented a display after the hearing about the booming popularity of wildlife watching, encouraged the IDA to refuse assistance for Sessler. The company has pitched itself as a very successful business, some speakers noted.

"If people are so well-to-do, let them go out and buy 2,300 acres on the open market and do what they want," said John Knight, a Willard resident.

Neither Sessler nor the IDA made formal presentations at the hearing. While IDA staff attended, no IDA board members were present.

IDA Board member and secretary Kenneth Lee Patchen Jr. said by telephone after the meeting that the board typically relies on staff to distill the information from public hearings and present it to the board.

The only support for the plan came from Mark James, a representative of the Seneca County Farm Bureau. James said the proposal would return the depot land to the tax rolls, and the hunt would have to be in concert with state wildlife management plans. The opposition, he said, was really a stride toward the banning of hunting.

The white deer are now hunted at the depot for about 10 days annually to keep the herd thinned.

IDA officials said after the meeting that an environmental review of the proposal must be completed before any decision can be made about tax assistance.

That review, which will be overseen by town of Varick officials, could take two to three months.

GCRAIG@DemocratandChronicle.com

Anonymous
Canned Hunting...please help us stop it!
10 years ago
Canned Hunting

by The Humane Society of the United States (HSU

Spreading Like a Disease

Canned hunting is the killing of an animal in an enclosure to obtain a trophy. The animals are sometimes tame exotic mammals; some, in fact, may have been hand-raised by the canned hunting operation or a breeder. These animals do not run from humans. Many groups that support hunting scorn canned hunting for its unsportsmanlike practice, because patrons are often guaranteed a kill.

From Maine to Arkansas, canned hunting operations are sprouting up all over. The Humane Society of the United States estimates that there are more than 1,000 canned hunt operations in at least 28 states. They are most common in Texas, but they are found throughout the continental United States and Hawaii. Safari Club International has done its part to promote canned hunting by creating a hunting achievement award, the "Introduced Trophy Game Animals of North America," which may support the operation of canned hunts.

Big Business

The sale of exotic mammals to canned hunts is big business for private breeders, animal dealers, and disreputable game parks and zoos. The overbreeding of captive exotic animals exacerbates the problem. Indiscriminate breeding produces surplus animals, which are then sold, traded, or otherwise disposed of to exhibitors, circuses, animal dealers, game ranches, or individuals. Hunt operators purchase animals directly from such sources, or at auctions.

The Victims

Clients pay large sums of money to participate in canned hunts, which take place in confined areas from which animals cannot escape. The victims may be exotic (non-indigenous); or native animals, including several varieties of goats and sheep; numerous species of Asian and African antelope; deer, cattle, swine, and zebra.

Tame Targets

The killing of a confined or restrained wild animal is slaughter for the sake of amusement. Unlike situations in which animals can use their natural and instinctual abilities to escape predation, a canned hunt affords animals no such opportunity. In fact, animals may be hand-reared, fed at regular times, and moved regularly among a system of corrals and paddocks. These practices lessen the natural fear and flight response elicited by human beings, and ensure the hunters an easy target. Animals may be set up for a kill as they gather at a regular feeding area or as they move toward a familiar vehicle or person. Once a pattern is established, even the most wary antelope can be manipulated effectively, guaranteeing a kill.

Legislation

Most states allow canned hunting of native and exotic mammals. At this time, no federal law governs canned hunting. The Animal Welfare Act does not regulate game preserves, hunting preserves, or canned hunts. Although the Endangered Species Act protects species of animals listed as endangered or threatened, it does not prohibit private ownership of endangered animals and may even allow the hunting of captive-bred, endangered exotics.

Summary of The Humane Society of the United States's Objections to Canned Hunts

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Canned hunts are cruel and brutal activities.

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Canned hunts occur in a confined area from which the animal has absolutely no chance of escape.

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Not only are animal used in canned hunts physically controlled by barriers or fences, they have also been psychologically conditioned to behave as a target by life in captivity.

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Canned hunts provide private breeders, animal dealers, and disreputable zoos with a dumping ground for surplus animals and a financial justification for breeding.

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They exacerbate the problem of overbreeding of captive exotic animals.

HUMANE SOCIETY - Humane Gifts
10 years ago

https://community.hsus.org/humane/notice-description.tcl?newsletter_id=17906010

Give a Humane Gift this holiday season
– Protect an Animal

With less than two weeks left before the holiday break, many of us are scrambling to find the perfect gift for our loved ones.

Why not give them a gift that makes a difference -- a Humane Gift. It’s a gift that celebrates and protects the animals you care about!

Earlier this week, I sent a quick email introducing you to this new way to give during the holidays. If you’ve been meaning to make a Humane Gift but just haven’t had time to get to it, it can be as easy as clicking here. 

Start a new tradition this year -- send a Humane Gift.

Our Humane Gifts solve your gift-giving dilemma and aid the work of Humane Society International at the same time. When you give someone a Humane Gift, your donation will be directed towards projects that help animals in Africa, India, Central America, Canada -- wherever the need is greatest!

And when you give a Humane Gift, your friend or family member will receive a special eCard with details about how this extraordinary present helps protect animals from cruelty and abuse.

Click here to discover how this simple, convenient and unique concept works. Choose a gift that best suits your friend, relative or co-worker, make a donation and then we'll make sure the money goes to the animals around the world who desperately need our help.

There's no better place online to help animals around the world. You can be confident you're making a difference around the globe this holiday.

You'll feel terrific knowing you've just done something great for the animals while delivering a special gift to someone you care for.

Sincerely,


Andrew Rowan
Chief Executive Officer
Humane Society International

P.S. There are so many animals around the world who need our help. Click here to visit our gift catalogue and help a street dog, an endangered wild bird, or the thousands of animals affected by disasters this holiday season.

Copyright ©2007 Humane Society International (HSI) | All Rights Reserved.
Humane Society International | 2100 L Street, NW | Washington, DC 20037 USA
info@hsi.org | 301-258-3010 | www.hsi.org

Forget the Sweater: Adopt a Sea Turtle
10 years ago
Care2 Action Alert
Oceana
Adopt this sea creature and get a special cookie cutter and recipe.
Adopt a Sea Turtle, Get a Gift! >>

It’s December, and for many of us that means gift giving (and receiving!) is right around the corner. If you’re scrambling to find a great gift that shows your loved ones you really care, then Oceana has got just the ticket. By virtually adopting a sea turtle, you’re showing how much you care—for both your friends and family, and for the oceans! Adopt now >>

With a sea turtle adoption, you’ll receive:

  • a cookie cutter in the shape of your symbolically adopted creature;
  • an adoption certificate;
  • a signature sugar cookie recipe, created exclusively for Oceana by Warren Brown, star of Food Network’s hit show “Sugar Rush."
Order before Dec. 15 for complimentary shipping and handling.

It is true that all six species of sea turtles that swim in US waters are listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act, but it’s wrong to think there’s nothing you can do to help. Your donation helps Oceana fight for their survival as they actively pursue sea turtle protections.

Oceana is the world’s largest international non-profit group devoted to ocean conservation. They’ve earned Charity Navigator’s four-star distinction as an efficient, well-managed organization - and your adoption helps continue their campaign work to fight overfishing, habitat destruction and mercury pollution.

Skip the sweater and show how much you care by adopting a sea turtle this holiday season.

On behalf of Oceana, thank you for your support and we wish you and your family all the best for the holidays.

Breeana L.
Care2 and ThePetitionSite Team

P.S. For the most generous donations, you can choose to adopt some of the sea turtle’s ocean friends. When you do, you'll receive a set of cookie cutters and an original Oceana oven mitt!

Polar Bear SOS!
10 years ago
Sign Polar Bear SOS Card to
White House
Tell President Bush to Protect Polar Bears NOW!
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Help give polar bears the gift of a future on our planet by signing this Holiday SOS Card to President Bush in support of their protection under the Endangered Species Act.

Please add your name to the card right now -- because the polar bear can't wait. Within the next 30 days, the Bush Administration will either throw polar bears a lifeline -- or condemn them to extinction.

Without urgently needed protection, all of Alaska's polar bears could be extinct in less than 50 years -- along with two-thirds of the world's entire polar bear population.

But there is still hope if the Bush Administration takes action now.

That's why we are asking you -- and everyone who cares about polar bears -- to help us add 100,000 signatures to this Polar Bear Holiday SOS Card. When you do, you'll be sending President Bush a message loud and clear during this holiday season: Save Polar Bears Now!

It's easy: just add your name and click.

Together, we must create a nationwide show of support for polar bears in the next 30 days -- because a North Pole without polar bears is simply unthinkable.

Sincerely,

Frances Beinecke
President
Natural Resources Defense Council

P.S. Keep in mind that the Bush Administration often saves its worst environmental decisions for the busy holiday season -- hoping the American people won't notice. That's why we're asking you to sign the Holiday SOS Card now. Help put the White House on notice that we're watching -- and expecting a decision in favor of polar bear protection.

MISCELLANEOUS (ANIMAL RELATED)
10 years ago
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Wildlife Adoption Center -- Adopt Penguin & More

Q: What’s black and white and in big trouble?

A: The world’s remaining penguins.

Global warming is taking a heavy toll on the lovable stars of such family films as Happy Feet, March of the Penguins and Surf’s Up. In fact, scientists estimate that penguin populations have plummeted by as much as 80% in some areas.

This Holiday Season, help save penguins. Adopt a Penguin and support Defenders of Wildlife’s work to protect penguins and fight global warming.

And as special thanks for your timely support, take 10% off any wildlife adoption made by December 14th. Just enter discount code COOL10.

In Antarctica, home to the famous emperor penguin, the annual sea ice melting season has extended by as much as three weeks in recent decades. Less ice means reduced habitat and the loss of critical food, such as shrimp-like krill, which depend on polar ice to reproduce.

This year, give a gift that makes a real difference for penguins and other wildlife threatened by global warming. Adopt a Penguin or one of 23 other animals from Defenders’ Wildlife Adoption Center.

Penguin adoptions are an adorable gift. Each adoption comes with a cuddly plush penguin toy, educational penguin fact sheet, beautiful penguin photo and an elegant Certificate of Adoption, personalized for you or any wildlife lover on your holiday list.

And each penguin adoption provides vital support for our efforts to save penguins and address one of the most pressing issues of our times: global warming.

To help support vital end-of-year work to save penguins and other wildlife threatened by global warming, we need just 600 more caring people to Adopt a Penguin before Thursday, December 13th. Will you help?

Your tax-deductible Penguin Gift Adoption will help enable Defenders of Wildlife to…

  • Fight for common sense solutions to reduce global warming that is destroying penguin homes;
  • Advance the Global Warming Wildlife Survival Act, legislation in Congress to help wildlife adapt to and survive the harmful effects of global warming; and
  • Educate policymakers and regular people about global warming and the importance of protecting penguins and other wildlife.

This Holiday Season, give the gift that makes a difference for penguins and other animals! Adopt a penguin today…  

All the best to you and yours,

Karin Kirchoff signature
Karin Kirchoff
Vice President, Membership
Defenders of Wildlife

P.S. Last week, a key Senate subcommittee approved legislation to address global warming, the single most significant threat to penguins. Help us pass this vital bill -- Adopt a Penguin today and take 10% off when you enter discount code COOL10 on any wildlife adoption made before Friday, December 14th.

P.P.S. It's easy to help! Adopt a Penguin (or one of 23 other animals) online or call (800) 385-9712 to make an adoption over the phone.