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NON-RHINO Wildlife PETITIONS & ACTIONS ~ March 14, 2009 6:02 PM

I wanting to start a separate Thread where we can all post ANY/ALL  Non-Rhino Animal, Pet & Wildlife INFORMATION, PICS, PETITIONS & ACTIONS ~

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Cancer in Pets, Wildlife and Fish ~ March 14, 2009 6:10 PM

To start us off, i thousght i's share TODAY'S DAILY ACTION . . .

posted by Melissa Breyer Mar 10, 2009 2:58 pm

Cancer in Pets, Wildlife and Fish
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 March 14, 2009 6:11 PM

Cancer in Sea Lions
During the 1960s and 1970s, persistent organic pollutants were dumped in California’s coastal waters, where they bio-accumulated through the food chain. Twenty years later, people started noticing dead and stranded California sea lions. When examined, 20 percent of the sea lions were found to have cancer of the urinary and genital tracts and toxic chemicals in their blubber that had accumulated through the anchovies, squid, salmon and mussels they ate.”

Cancer in Dogs
A study of more than 8,000 dogs showed that canine bladder cancer was associated with their living in industrialized counties, mimicking the distribution of bladder cancer among humans. Between 1975 and 1995 the incidence of bladder cancer in dogs examined at veterinary teaching schools in North America increased six-fold. Scottish terriers, Shetland sheepdogs, wirehaired fox terriers and West Highland white terriers had a higher risk than mixed breeds, suggesting a genetic susceptibility to cancer among the terriers, but not a reason for the increase.

When the researchers interviewed the owners of Scottish terriers with bladder cancer, they found that dogs whose owners had used phenoxy acid herbicides on their lawns were 4 to 7 times more likely to have cancer than dogs whose owners had not. 6 Phenoxy acid is an active ingredient in 2,4-D, a widely used herbicide that has been linked to cancers, neurological impairment and reproductive problems.’

The “cancer in dogs” studies reveal the multifactorial nature of cancer. Their cancer is linked to the use of insecticidal flea and tick dips, but more so if the dogs were obese and lived near another source of pesticides.8 In the terrier study, the researchers found that when the Scotties ate green leafy vegetables three times a week, there was a 90 percent reduction in their risk of cancer.

Danger Ahead
We need to ring all the alarm bells about the accumulation of chemical wastes in the bodies of wildlife. The fire-retardant chemicals known as PDBEs have been found in every fish sampled in San Francisco Bay. They are similar to PCBs in their chemical structure, and the levels found in breast, blood and breast-milk samples of U.S. women are the highest in the world. Is it a coincidence that women in San Francisco also have the highest levels of breast cancer anywhere?

PDBEs have been linked to an array of adverse health effects, including the possibility of cancer. When Sweden noticed a 60-fold increase of PDBEs in human breast milk between 1972 and 1997, it led to a ban throughout the European Union. In the San Francisco Bay area, the level in breast milk is 12 to 300 times higher than it was in Sweden, but the chemical industry has blocked California’s attempts to legislate.

We have to fight back, if we want to regain our health and the health of the world’s wildlife.

Adapted from 101 Solutions to a Preventable Epidemic (New Society, 2007) by By Guy Dauncey, Liz Armstrong and Anne Wordsworth

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Help the Polar Bears . .. . March 14, 2009 6:20 PM

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New HBO Film Exposes Animal Abuse in Factory Farms, Airs March 16 March 14, 2009 8:45 PM

posted by: Drew Wilson 1 day ago

New HBO Film Exposes Animal Abuse in Factory Farms, Airs March 16

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Time magazine recently published an interview with "Pete". Here's an excerpt:

What's the worst thing you've ever seen in your career?
On an egg farm, it's very, very normal to see live hens thrown in the trash. If you spin them around to break their necks like they tell you to, that doesn't always cause cervical dislocation. So they just kind of throw them away live in the trash. You'll always come across birds that are barely breathing, missing all their feathers, all bloody in the trash. You never get completely desensitized to that.

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Do you ever have sympathy for the people you're working with?
All the time. The vast majority of people I work with are very polite, very considerate people. They just have absolutely no respect for animals. But I blame the companies that own these facilities, not the workers themselves.

Are there any conditions under which you would think it's O.K. to raise animals for food?
I do not believe animals are here for us to exploit, and I do not believe that under any circumstances we should raise animals for food. That said, I am very happy Proposition 2 passed in California and that it will phase out extreme confinement of animals, including battery cages for hens.

Watch clips from the "Death on a Factory" Farm on YouTube.

Read more: animal welfare

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WILDLIFE NEWS ~ March 25, 2009 5:17 PM

BTW, you can do a SEARCH for "Rhino"  or  "Rhinos"  or  "Rhinoceros"  to get  News re:  RHINOS!  

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Please help END the SEAL HUNT!!! . . . March 29, 2009 4:47 PM

Stop Canada's Cruel Seal Hunt

. . . And don't forget to  PASS IT ON!!!  

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Help end the cruel practice of DE-CLAWING!!! March 30, 2009 6:18 PM

Paw Project
Diablo the tiger
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Be an ANIMAL SAVIOUR!!! . . . Help China's Animals! March 30, 2009 6:22 PM

www,animalsaviors.org/petition.html


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CLICK on the PICTURE & watch the VIDEO,  then . . . 

Please  SIGN  the above  PETITION!!!

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HORSE SLAUGHTERHOUSE BILL ~ March 31, 2009 6:16 PM


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URGENT!!! . . . Stop the Cruelty In China - March 31, 2009 6:45 PM


Please Sign NEW PETITION & PASS IT ON!

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Protect Artic Reguge ~ April 02, 2009 12:00 AM

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HELP if YOU CAN . . . April 02, 2009 12:26 AM

. .  . and / or PASS IT ON!!! 

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The Pacific Seahorse Needs You! April 02, 2009 12:33 PM

Marine Protected Areas are being proposed in Southern California, from Point Conception to San Diego. These underwater state parks and reserves have the power to restore damaged habitats and let threatened species thrive. Learn more.

San Diego Bay is home to California's only seahorse - the Pacific seahorse — in addition to five pipefish species (seahorse relatives). These animals maintain a delicate foothold in selected estuaries and bays along the south coast and are sensitive to habitat disturbance from a variety of human activities.

Estuaries and coastal wetlands have consistently been designated as “marine reserves” under the Marine Life Protection Act, affording them the highest level of protection.

Please send a letter to the Governor and ask him to support a strong network of Marine Protected Areas to help seahorses, and their kin in Southern California.

https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/oa/web/TakeAction.aspx?enc=Bsm3/XMrtEUhiwStBq8VIg==

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anonymous  April 02, 2009 3:42 PM

Thanks Cosmic Rhino, signed and crossposted these...........

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THANK YOU, Teresa & SusieQ!!! . . . April 06, 2009 3:52 PM

  Teresa,  for  POSTING! . . . 

  SusieQ,  for  TAKING ACTIONS!!!  

. . . You have  both  just gotten  POINTS  &  a  JUMP START  toward this year's  Cosmic Rhino Ranger  AWARDS!!!   

Keep us the great work!! . . . And  THANK YOU,  again,  for  ALL you're doing ~ both here & elsewhere!!!        

Cosmic Rhino   ] :< )

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Turtle Soup Leading to Extinction? April 06, 2009 3:56 PM

 

. . . Please  READ  &  CROSS-POST!  

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anonymous GOOD NEWS..... April 06, 2009 4:47 PM

President Obama's administration is keeping a decades-old promise to Native Americans. His spending bill includes $17 million for a new health care facility on the Fort Berthold Reservation...

BAD NEWS.......

Site Selling Lion Meat Wednesday, 2:07 PM 

Lion

Page where lion meat is sold:
http://www.brentwoodtradinggroup.com/limelire.html

Exotic Meats page:
http://www.brentwoodtradinggroup.com/exoticmeats.html

   

Lion Meat on Sale in US Wednesday, 1:45 PM 

Lion Meat For Sale in US
24 March 2009
Born Free CEO Will Travers blogs about the news that lion steaks are on sale in the US.

Dear Friends

You think you have been shocked. You think you have seen it all. Then something else comes along that takes matters to a new low. Here’s how they describe their latest offering on www.1-800-steaks.com:

“Lion meat to be a much better quality cat meat than tiger meat. Lion meat is unique and a little more expensive meat but we like to respond to customer requests so here it is! If you are looking for something completely different, this is the product for you. Lion meat will definitely give the neighbours and friends something to talk about! Why not take the plunge and try our most unusual meat. Farm-raised in South Africa.”

You can then go on to order 16 oz lion chops for US$199.

Who in their right minds would do this? Who in South Africa is raising and selling lions for meat? Who in the States (or anywhere else for that matter) is buying it?

The site even acknowledges awaiting USDA approval to sell captive raised tiger meat (forget that it is against US law to commercialize parts of tigers – or even items that contain or claim to contain parts of tigers).

For once, I am literally speechless.

Blogging off.

Will

PS Help us fight this kind of abomination – join Born Free today!

Blog Page: http://www.bornfree.org.uk/blog/?p=130


 


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Behind the "Cage-Free" Label April 06, 2009 4:52 PM

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anonymous  April 06, 2009 4:54 PM

The Harp Seal Hunting : More Deaths Year After Year, SIGN PLEASE
Animals  (tags: abuse, AnimalCruelty, cruelty, death, killed, sadness, suffering )


Teresa
- 10 days ago - tree-nation.com

Austria and France declared their intention to ban the import of seal products. They join the US, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, Mexico and Croatia in speaking out against Canada's cruel, unsustainable, and unnecessary slaughter of harp seal
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 A Climate for Change

 

To: Speaker Nancy Pelosi

 

With the new administration, we have the opportunity to lead the world in combating climate change and making real investments and innovation in clean technology at home. Join us in asking Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to bring San Francisco values to Washington D.C. and help guide the new administration into making a strong investment in our energy future.

 

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Ley de Protección Animal en Bolivia/Animal Protection Law in Bolivia

 

To:  Presidente de la Republica de Bolivia

 

Read all about the cruelties concerning animals in Bolivia and you will be shocked!

 

    For all the cruelties, mentioned above, and much more, and for a Law of Animal Protection to be finally enforced in Bolivia, which will punish animal abusers as criminals, please sign this Petition, which will be presented with a Letter to President Evo Morales and his government.
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Soldiers Getting Away With Animal Cruelty In Texas

 

To: Jean Offutt, Public Affairs Officer, United States Army 

 

Please Demand That The Army's Fort Bliss In Texas Take Animal Cruelty Seriously and demand prosecution of these individuals !

 

Two recent cases of animal cruelty by soldiers at Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas raise cause for alarm.

 

-    In the first case, Fort Bliss soldier Dwayne Sumter left his dog enclosed in a crate alone in an off-post house for weeks, the dog died. 

 

- The second case involved another Fort Bliss soldier, Spc. Frank Zimmerman, accused of killing a small dog and injuring another: he broke the leg of one dog and the dog named Tinkerbelle, was killed allegedly after Zimmerman stomped on her neck.
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Say No to Offshore Drilling in California and Alaska!

 

Join Pacific Environment at the public hearings on April 14 in Anchorage or April 16 at University of California-San Francisco's Mission Bay Conference Center or our colleagues in Atlantic City and New Orleans to tell Secretary of the Interior Salazar to say no to offshore drilling. In San Francisco, join us for a noon-time Oceans Voices rally with music, elected officials and concerned citizens.

 

    Your voice is urgently needed right now to prevent the sacrifice of your favorite coastline to dangerous offshore oil drilling impacts. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar is holding public hearings on each coast in Atlantic City, New Orleans, Anchorage and San Francisco. These hearings will determine if the Obama Administration allows new offshore oil and gas drilling in our most sensitive coastal waters. Scroll to the bottom of this page to learn more about the proposed plan.

 

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Tell President Obama: Strengthen Ban on Commercial Whaling!

 

To: President Barack Obama

 

    Ever since the Presidency of Richard Nixon, the official policy of the United States has been to oppose commercial whaling.

 

    The Bush Administration entered into secret negotiations, closed off to interest groups and the public, to reach a deal with Japan that was supported by Norway and Iceland, to legitimize the killing of whales. At a time when Japan was under intense international pressure to stop whaling, the demand for whale meat was dwindling and the Japanese whaling interests were in an economic tailspin, the Bush Administration intervened to get Japan off the hook. Even though President Bush recently left office, the US IWC delegation continues to perpetuate his legacy of capitulating to Japan.

 

President Barack Obama must hear from the public that he needs to reverse the US position and stop these negotiations. His new Administration is very busy with other priorities, but a deal with Japan on whaling may be reached soon, and he must hear that we oppose such a deal.

 

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Urge Congress to Help End the Seal Hunt

 

 

The Canadian seal hunt is the largest slaughter of marine mammals in the world.

 

    The Canadian government is allowing fishermen to kill 280,000 harp seals in the 2009 hunt, an increase of 5,000 from 2008. Fishermen will beat and shoot to death pups—many of them little more than 12 days old—for their fur. Despite new regulations that the Canadian government claims will make the hunt "humane," sealers have already been witnessed skinning pups while alive and conscious.

 

Please ask your two U.S. senators to co-sponsor S. Res. 84.

 

ALSO: TAKE ACTION
Please make brief, polite phone calls to your two U.S. senators to urge them to co-sponsor S. Res. 84 and join in the effort to end the cruel seal hunt in Canada. 
Click here to look up your senators and their office phone numbers.

 

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Please SIGN & CROSS-POST! . . . April 06, 2009 4:57 PM

 Join Forces w/Canadians Who Care About Animals

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anonymous  April 06, 2009 5:00 PM

 

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/477616584

Support the PAW Act - End Alaska's Aerial Hunting Program!

Target: U.S. House of Representatives
Sponsor: See Full Petition
  • Email this Petition
    • Alaska is truly our nation's last frontier. It is also the last place in the U.S. where a few hunters still use aircraft to chase and kill wolves. They shoot these animals from the air or chase them to exhaustion before landing and shooting them point blank.

      Thirty five years ago, Congress passed a law to put an end to aerial hunting. But Alaska is exploiting a loophole in federal law to resume the practice, not only for wolves, but bears as well. Hundreds of scientists have condemned what Alaska is doing, even as other states threaten to follow Alaska's lead. It's time to stop aerial hunting once and for all.

      Rep. George Miller (CA) has introduced the Protect America's Wildlife (PAW) Act, legislation to close a federal loophole and curb Alaska's brutal aerial hunting program -- and prevent programs like it from spreading to places like the Greater Yellowstone region.

      Please urge your Representative to sign on as a cosponsor to Rep. George Miller's PAW Act.
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      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.

      Web page: http://www.wildlifeforever.org/PAGES%20NEW/PEBBLEMINE.aspx

      Thank you for your time and support 
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      anonymous  April 06, 2009 5:11 PM

      COSMIC RHINO,

      I CROSS POSTED THE NEWEST "PICTURE" ITEMS....THANKS.

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      THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, SusieQ!!! . . April 06, 2009 11:28 PM



      . . . for POSTING all those  very important  PETITIONS!!!     

      I have  SIGNED  &  CROSS-POSTED  them all!!     

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      Boy Scouts: Stop Logging Your Wilderness! April 06, 2009 11:32 PM

      Please  SIGN  &  CROSS-POST!!!   

      www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/351634755?z00m=19381846

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      Urge Obama to Stop Plan to Slaughter Whales April 06, 2009 11:35 PM

      www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/705737795?z00m=19631243

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      Primates Shouldn't Be Pets April 06, 2009 11:41 PM

      http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/332287341?z00m=19748643

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      Mercury Levels in Seals Rising - Reverse the Trend April 06, 2009 11:43 PM

      www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/717129956?z00m=19754691

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      Help Stop Military Experiments On Live Animals!!! . . . April 11, 2009 2:47 PM

      Please  SIGN,  NOTE  &  CROSS-POST!  

        

      http://www.care2.com/news/member/957135930/1113232

      I read about this with utter disgust and contempt for the US military . . . These are using live pigs to test "bomb proof"armour!!!  These tests leave animals ill, injured and slaughtered . . . Please help to stop this atrocity! . . .
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      PLZ TAKE ACTION; Kill SB 762 - STOP ANIMALS BEING DECLAWED, DEFANGED April 11, 2009 2:54 PM

      Please  SIGN,  NOTE  &  CROSS-POST!!! . . . THX!     

              Simone 

      http://www.care2.com/news/member/525884267/1113440

      This bill makes it illegal to pass laws to protect animals from being de-clawed, de-fanged, etc. . . .

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      PETITION: 1,000 Wolves Could Be Killed - Demand Protection for Gray Wolves April 11, 2009 3:27 PM

      Target: Interior Secretary Ken Salazar
      Sponsored by: Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund

      Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has approved the Bush Administration's flawed plan to eliminate Endangered Species Act protections for wolves in the Northern Rocky Mountains.

      If this decision is allowed to stand, nearly two-thirds of the wolves in the Northern Rockies could be killed starting as soon as this spring.

      All the reasons why this plan was a bad idea when the Bush administration proposed it still stand today. It fails to address biological concerns adequately, and to ensure healthy genetic exchange among wolves in the region. And it fails to address concerns with the wolf management plans in Montana and Idaho, which undermine a sustainable wolf population by killing too many wolves.

      Send a letter to Secretary Salazar today – and urge him to stop the implementation of this awful decision and to reconsider his approach to wolf conservation in the Northern Rockies.

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      Deadline: Ongoing ... Goal: 10,000 . . .
       

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      anonymous  April 12, 2009 3:34 PM

      Howling for Help
      Recover the Mexican Wolf
      Target:
      Ask the Interior Department to begin a new Recovery Plan for the Mexican Wolf
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      The recovery plan for the newly reintroduced Mexican wolf of Arizona and New Mexico is outdated. The old recovery plan is from 1982. The reintroduction of this magnificent wolf has been hampered by the lack of a new recovery plan. The goal when the first eleven Mexican wolves were released in 1998 was 100 wolves in the wild by 2008. Year end numbers in 2008 showed only 52 wolves and two breeding pairs. Without help from our leaders in the Interior Department and the Fish and Wildlife Service this reintrod
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      Thank you, Susie . . . April 21, 2009 5:02 PM

      . . . for the WOLF PETITION!  

      I have  Signed and am Passing it on!  

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      GREAT NEWS! . . . Please NOTE & SHARE! : ) April 21, 2009 5:12 PM

      Deer Cull Shot Down!!!

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      London city council has unanimously rejected the killing of deer this fall in Sifton Bog.
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      anonymous  April 24, 2009 7:44 PM

      Other Advocacy Campaigns you can participate in:

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      anonymous  April 24, 2009 7:45 PM

      Urge President Obama to Stand Up for Wolves
      Animals  (tags: AnimalWelfare, protection, wolves )

      Ginger
      - 7 minutes ago - secure.defenders.org

      On March 6th, 2009, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar approved the Bush Administration's discredited plan to eliminate Endangered Species Act protections for wolves in Idaho and Montana, a decision that could lead to the deaths of more than 1,000 wolves
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      anonymous  April 24, 2009 7:46 PM

      Eye On Palin - Her Anti-Wolf, Anti-Wildlife Agendawww.eyeonpalin.org

      Thanks so much for taking the time to get involved in our work to save wolves. Your message has been sent to Governor Sarah Palin's offices.

       




      With your help, we can expose Alaska's brutal aerial wolf hunts and promote sound wildlife management of wolves and other wildlife in Alaska. To learn more about Governor Sarah Palin's awful record on conservation issues, please visit our website: http://www.eyeonpalin.org/learn_more/index.php.

      Please take the next step -- tell others about Governor Palin's cruel and needless aerial wolf-killing program. The fight to stop Alaska's brutal aerial gunning campaign is stretching our resources to the limit, and we need all the help we can get. Forward the message that follows to friends, family and others that care about wildlife.

      Sincerely,

      Rodger Schlickeisen
      President
      Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund


      --Please delete the text above and use your “forward” button to send this message to friends--



      Watch the Video,
      Take Action Today
       Watch Defenders Action Fund's latest video featuring Ashley Judd


      Our powerful new video has already been viewed more than 180,000 times on YouTube. Watch the video and see why...


      …then urge Governor Palin to stop her aerial wolf killing program.


      Tell Governor Palin to End the Aerial Slaughter...Take Action                          />>


      Help us reach 100,000 messages by February 28th. Please forward this message on!

      Aerial wolf killing is a brutal practice..."I am outraged by Sarah Palin's promotion of this cruel, unscientific and senseless practice which has no place in modern America,"

      -- Ashley Judd, activist and Broadway, Hollywood and indie film star



      Dear Friend,

      Did you see it? Our new video featuring actress and activist Ashley Judd was featured on The Today Show and The View. 

      Since its launch earlier this week, Eye on Palin -- our new campaign made possible by caring supporters like you -- has also been featured on hundreds of blogs, covered by MSNBC, CNN, Reuters and other news outlets.

      The nation is talking about Sarah Palin's terrible wolf-killing program -- and now Sarah Palin needs to hear from you.
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      anonymous  April 24, 2009 7:47 PM

      Save the Wolves ! TAKE ACTION !


      Animals  (tags: animals, wolves, AnimalWelfare, environment, habitat, protection, wildlife, wildanimals )


      Cher
      - 36 minutes ago - thepetitionsite.com

      5,000 wolves are left in the lower 48 states and are endangered of dying plz save them.
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      anonymous  April 24, 2009 7:47 PM

      Death of Adventurous Wolf, Not An End But a Beginning : Determine the Legacy of Wolf 341F ! TAKE ACTION !

      Animals  (tags: animals, wolves, death, AnimalWelfare, environment, protection, wildlife )

      Cher
      - 2 hours ago - animalrights.change.org
      We were deeply saddened last week when news surfaced that wolf 341F, the lone wolf from Montana that had traveled to northern Colorado earlier this year, was found dead. We don't yet know the circumstance of her death, but what we do know is this: it
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      anonymous  April 24, 2009 7:48 PM



      Answer the Wolf’s Distress Call
      Join THE BIG HOWL
      Take Action. Then, Hear the Wolf Howl.
      Take action, then hear the wolf howl.
      It’s going to take a national outcry to block the massacre of hundreds of wolves in Idaho and Montana -- which could start as early as May 4 when their federal protections are removed.

      Speak out now against the killing. Add your voice to The Big Howl, NRDC’s new rapid-response mobilization campaign.
      Add Your Voice to 'The Big Howl'
       

      In just a few weeks, the mass killing of wolves could begin in Idaho and Montana -- and not even newborn wolf pups and their nursing mothers will be spared.

      We cannot stand by while this slaughter unfolds. On May 4, the wolf's federal protection will be lifted, and government agents will be free to open fire. After that, the states will launch public hunts, targeting wolves.

      We must act now to call off the guns!

      That's why NRDC is launching The Big Howl campaign to mobilize Americans everywhere to protect wolves in the Northern Rockies from the crossfire.

      Add your voice now to our campaign. Tell Interior Secretary Salazar to reverse his decision to kick wolves off the endangered species list.

      This is absolutely the wrong time to rip away federal protections from these struggling wolves. Over the past year, the wolf population in Yellowstone National Park has declined by 27 percent, with more than 70 percent of wolf pups succumbing to disease.

      One pack alone lost all 24 of its pups!

      If the federal protections are lifted on May 4 as planned, newborn wolf pups and their nursing mothers traveling outside national parks will be in the line of fire.

      That's why NRDC and our partners are filing suit in federal court to block this disastrous policy. But we must do more: we must raise a nationwide outcry that the Obama Administration cannot ignore.

      And so we're calling on everyone who cares about wolves to take part in The Big Howl campaign.

      Please call on the Interior Department to go back to the drawing board and submit this cruel plan to the kind of rigorous scientific review the Obama Administration has promised.

      Because you have always stood up for wildlife, I'm contacting you first to take part in The Big Howl campaign.

      After you send your own message, I will let you know about an easy way to spread the word to your friends and family. We need at least one million messages to save the wolves -- so get ready to rally your friends and family to add their own voices to The Big Howl.

      Sincerely,
      Frances
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      anonymous  April 24, 2009 7:49 PM

      Photo from http://www.akelataka.com/
      !!!SAVE BEAUTIFUL WOLVES!!!
      Target:
      President Obama
      Sponsored by: 

      I absolutely love wolves, and I think that what's happening to them is horrible. Hunting wolves should be banned. Wolves are just misunderstood, and they are actually wonderful creatures. They almost never attack people, and when they do (which is very rare) they have a good reason. If you don't think that what's happening is horrible, please watch 'Wolves are in the arms of angels' on YouTube. Picture is from http://www.akelataka.com/
      Please sign this and help one of these beautiful animals today.
      Don't make another wolf become an angel in early life.

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      anonymous  April 24, 2009 7:50 PM

      Don't Kill Urban Coyotes, Enact Stronger Urban Planning Instead
      Target: Your state's governor
      Sponsored by: Care2
      You've seen the headlines: Coyotes are attacking humans with more and more frequency. One wandered into a Chicago sandwich shop. Another lives in Central Park in New York. Five people have reported coyote attacks in the Denver area since December. And Colorado officials have responded by killing eight coyotes!

      But the real problem isn't coyotes attacking humans, it's human suburban sprawl that increasingly takes over the habitat of wild animals like coyotes. Rather than hunting down and killing animals whose habitat has been destroyed by human subdivisions, we should enact stronger urban planning laws that protect the habitat of our nation's wildlife.

      Urge your governor to work with your state's legislature and local county commissioners to ensure that humans don't further encroach on wild lands! Only then will we see a decline in the amount of these "urban coyote attacks."
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      THANK YOU for those, SUSIE!!! April 28, 2009 12:42 AM

      I will also pass them along!  

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      Please SIGN & SHARE ~ May 04, 2009 9:56 PM

      THIS is one of the things that made me start the COSMIC RHINO RANGERS groups go VEGETARIAN!!! . . . Please  SIGN  &  SHARE!!! . . . THX!  ] :<)

      Stop Cruelty to Chickens During Transportation ! TAKE ACTION !

          Cher

      The transport of chickens in Greater Mumbai is a continuous excercise in cruelty and results in horrific sufferings of all the birds being transported.   
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      URGENT ~ 4 DAYS LEFT to SAVE the POLAR BEARS!!! . . . May 05, 2009 3:36 PM

      Please  SIGN  &  CROSS-POST!!!   

      Only Four Days Left To Save The Polar Bears

        

      Emergency Petition: We only have four days left until May 9th to save the polar bears from derelict legislation!!! . . .  

       Melinda


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      Grizzly Protection Proposed ~ May 05, 2009 3:53 PM

           Maria
      Protecting grizzly bears across a 4,560-square-mile swath of the Selkirk and Cabinet mountains will require closing hundreds of miles of backcountry roads used by hunters and huckleberry pickers, the Forest Service says . . . /> /> /> 

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      WILD ANIMAL WEEK ~ May 05, 2009 4:09 PM

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      Again, sad news from MY HOMELAND!!! ] : May 19, 2009 8:47 PM

      The black vulture, lammergeyer and grey crane can no longer be found in Serbia. The European otter, small bustard, one species of grouse, pelican and blue beaked duck are also among the now extinct animals, the research showed. Even with the disturbing . . .
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      PETITION: Stop the Whale Hunt!!! . . . June 03, 2009 11:48 PM

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      More recent ANIMAL PETITIONS . . . June 03, 2009 11:52 PM

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      Are Canadians Eating American Beef Raised on Chicken Manure?
      Animals  (tags: animals, cattle, feed, Canada, AnimalWelfare, environment, protection )

      Cher
      - 27 minutes ago - all-creatures.org
      When you think of cattle feed very few of us probably imagine chicken manure. Certainly it would be the last thing that would enter the mind of most of us from farmers to eaters. Some time ago the NFU was approached about the possible practice of feeding
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      Little Bear Scared Out of Town
      Animals  (tags: animals, bears, AnimalWelfare, environment, habitat, protection, wildlife, wildanimals )

      Cher
      - 32 minutes ago - 3news.co.nz
      Washington State wildlife agents hope rubber bullets, bear dogs and firecrackers will scare off a black bear that's been making itself at home in an Issaquah neighbourhood.
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      Cont'd . . . June 03, 2009 11:53 PM

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      The One Kind Of Gift You Should Never Give
      Animals  (tags: animals, dogs, pets, gifts, AnimalWelfare, environment, protection )

      Cher
      - 1 hour ago - examiner.com
      So you want to buy your loved one a dog? Give this article a read first. Before I start bringing you articles on individual breeds, I'd thought it was important to address the subject of 'pet-gifting' first.
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      U.S. Calls Polar Bear Threatened: Now It's Canada's Turn ! TAKE ACTION !
      Animals  (tags: animals, polar bears, protection, Canada, AnimalWelfare, environment, habitat, wildlife, wildanimals )

      Cher
      - 1 hour ago - animalrights.change.org
      The polar bear is not yet listed under Canada's Species At Risk Act (SARA), despite the fact that more than half of the world's polar bears are found in Canada. The scientific committee that examines species at risk has called polar bears a species "of
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      Cont;d . . . June 03, 2009 11:54 PM

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      Protecting Your Pets in June
      Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, pets, protection )

      Cher
      - 4 hours ago - rspca.org.uk
      June is not only National Microchipping Month, it's National Vaccination Month too, and is all about promoting responsible pet ownership.
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      Oregon Zoo's Tiger Exhibit Gets a Makeover
      Animals  (tags: animals, tigers, zoos, environment, habitat, AnimalWelfare, protection, wildlife, wildanimals )

      Cher
      - 6 hours ago - katu.com
      With renovations to the tiger exhibit complete, the zoo is offering patrons a more naturalistic view of Mikhail and Nicole and the opportunity to immerse themselves in the habitat of tigers from Asia's Amur region.
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      Cont'd . . . June 03, 2009 11:55 PM

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      What Is Happening to the UK's African Migrant Birds? Why Are They Declining So Fast? Can You Help?
      Animals  (tags: animals, birds, migration, decline, AnimalWelfare, environment, habitat, protection, wildlife, wildanimals )

      Cher
      - 6 hours ago - wildlifeextra.com
      We are seeing worrying declines in many of our African migrants. The Wood Warbler and Pied Flycatchers have undergone declines of 60%. Nightingales, Spotted Flycatchers and Garden Warblers are also amongst the group to have exhibited downward population
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      'Nature's Ghosts' Filmed for First Time
      Animals  (tags: animals, ghost bats, AnimalWelfare, Australia, filmed, environment, habitat, protection, wildlife, wildanimals )

      Cher
      - 6 hours ago - news.bbc.co.uk
      Eerie-looking ghost bats have been caught on camera for the first time. The bats are filmed flying deep inside a cave in the Northern Territory in Australia.
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      Cont'd . . . June 03, 2009 11:56 PM

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      Save the Malayan Tiger
      Animals  (tags: animals, tigers, Malaysia, AnimalWelfare, environment, habitat, protection, wildlife, wildanimals, endangered, extinction )

      Cher
      - 6 hours ago - sun2surf.com
      FRIDAY was a black day in Malaysia's fight to save her wild tigers. While the seizure of five tiger skins from smugglers near the Malaysia-Thailand border is testament to greater enforcement, the find has also delivered a grievous blow to Malaysia's
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      Rescued Leopards Find New Home! Video!
      Animals  (tags: animals, leopards, relocated, AnimalWelfare, environment, habitat, protection, wildanimals, wildlife )

      Cher
      - 6 hours ago - weekendpost.co.za
      THREE leopards, a mother and two female offspring, have been rescued from a dilapidated Cyprus zoo, where the only vegetation they knew was painted on the wall, and relocated to the Born Free sanctuary in the Eastern Cape.
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      Take Action - Protect Klamath National Forest July 09, 2009 1:48 PM

      The Klamath National Forest, one of the wildest forests in California, is becoming overrun with damaging roads that degrade clean drinking water; fragment wildlife habitat; spread non-native, invasive weeds; and disrupt fishing and other recreation activities. And now the Forest Service is making a decision that could add even more roads to the forest.

      http://action.wilderness.org/campaign/klamath?rk=lpMjgUsqYFUZE

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      THANK YOU, Teresa!!! . . . July 14, 2009 9:52 PM

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      Cruel Wild-Horse Roundup Has Begun!. . . October 08, 2009 10:22 PM


      A sweeping roundup of wild horses has begun in the western part of the U.S. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) uses helicopters to round up animals during such removals. The panicked horses often suffer devastating injuries as the helicopters chase the terrified animals toward a corral. Once captured, horses older than 10 years of age can be sold to "kill buyers," who transport the animals to Canada for slaughter, while younger horses may be placed in a government holding with 33,000 other horses whom the BLM has previously removed from the wild. The BLM has even proposed killing these animals because it can no longer afford to feed them.

      Please place a  CALL  to officials and tell them that wild-horse roundups are inherently cruel and simply can't be carried out humanely . . . Demand that the BLM's horse roundups be immediately cancelled.

      Please send polite comments to:

      The Honorable Ken Salazar
      Secretary
      U.S. Department of Interior
      202-208-3100

      Director Bob Abbey
      U.S. Bureau of Land Management
      202-208-3801
      866-468-7826

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      EXTREMELY URGENT: Please SIGN & PASS IT ON!!! October 24, 2009 8:46 PM

       


      . . . Have you seen the heart-wrenching footage of EMATIATED POLAR BEARS who have been SWIMMING for HOURS & DAYS ~ WEEK from HUNGER ~ LOOKING for just a SMALL CHUNK of ICE to REST ON!!!??? . . . Much less TRYING to FIND FOOD!!! . . .

      http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/884187988


      PLEASE, PLEASE HELP!!! . . . SIGN & PASS IT ON!!!

      THANK YOU! ] :<)

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      Take Action to Prevent Bay Oil Spills November 06, 2009 12:18 PM

      The U.S. Coast Guard reported that on Friday, October 30, at approximately 6:50 a.m., an estimated 400 to 800 gallons of heavy bunker fuel was released into the Bay during a fuel transfer between an oil tanker, the Dubai Star, and a barge. This toxic fuel is now washing up along six miles of Alameda's shoreline. According to the Department of Fish and Game, this oil has killed 18 birds and injured dozens more. It may take weeks to extract the toxic oil from sand and rocks, where it continues to threaten public health and wildlife.

      This spill comes nearly two years to the day after the Cosco Busan oil spill devastated shorelines and killed countless birds and other wildlife. Save The Bay is deeply concerned to see San Francisco Bay again falling victim to a damaging oil spill.

      Please join Save The Bay in taking action to demand the state legislature fully investigate this recent oil spill.

      http://www.savesfbay.org/siteapps/advocacy/ActionItem.aspx?c=dgKLLSOwEnH&b=484843&aid=13314

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      THANK YOU, TERESA! . . . November 13, 2009 12:04 AM

      I joined Save the Bay a while ago,  but I will definitely pass it on! . . . Thank you for posting this!

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      Protect the legacy of the Taku region December 01, 2009 9:36 AM

      Because of its remote location, the Taku region doesn’t have a large constituency of people who know about it, and who are speaking out for it. We need to change that. A strong constituency speaking for its ecological and cultural value could persuade decision makers to recognize these values on the ground, and protect vast, interconnected regions of the Taku from industrial pressure.

      Provincial government and First Nations negotiators are in their last round of negotiations.   They need to hear from you now.

      Use this action centre to write a letter calling on decision makers to put the ecological and cultural integrity of the Taku at the forefront of the land use planning process.

      Go To: http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/6246/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=1291

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      Will do! . . . Thank you, Teresa! . . . December 03, 2009 8:07 PM

         

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      Please send one prewritten LETTER re: Shawnee Mission Park slaughter. ~ December 17, 2009 9:03 PM

       

      Please send one prewritten letter re: Shawnee Mission Park slaughter. Thank you.Share ~

      Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at 11:13am

      Please send letter to Johnson County officials about the continuing massacre in Shawnee Mission Park. Feel free to use mine, modified, or your own. There is one email group and one webform; when sending message to the governor via webform, please change the greeting to Governor Parkinson.

      Please share. Thank you.



      BACKGROUND:

      http://biteclubkc.wordpress.com/2009/11/23/to-johnson-county-bowhunters-says-rage-is-like-hitting-a-deer-with-an-ax/


      WHERE TO SEND YOUR LETTERS OF PROTEST:

      Email bloc:


      lloydf@wp.state.ks.us, Michael.Meadors@jocogov.org, Randy.Knight@jocogov.org, BOCC-Commissioners@jocogov.org, annabeth.surbaugh@jocogov.org, jim.allen@jocogov.org, ed.peterson@jocogov.org, david.lindstrom@jocogov.or, ed.eilert@jocogov.org, doug.wood@jocogov.org, calvin.hayden@jocogov.orgg



      Webform:  http://governor.ks.gov/comment



      SAMPLE LETTER:


      Officials, County Commissioners, and Contributing Persons,

      We can all adopt personal justifications to validate our own actions; it's a common, albeit self-serving, tactic. Regardless of euphemistic phrases or placating words we employ to provide personal redemption, however, the fact is, sadly, the animals of Shawnee Mission Park are still dead, slaughtered maliciously, needlessly, and mercilessly. The blood is on your hands and is visible to a global audience, shocked at your display of abject cruelty and bloodlust. I find this particularly heinous, especially given the availability of Anthony Marr's alternative plan, which would require no bloodshed, and is both cost-effective and indicatively successful. Why, when confronted with two varying decisions, would you choose the one that causes destruction, prolonged suffering, and death? What blackness must you possess to choose suffering and murder as opposed to empathy and life? How insidiously disturbing, this choice of savagery, hidden under your blanket of pseudo rationales meant to foster societal approval.

      When you not only campaign on behalf of, as well as champion, the deaths of sentient beings, no justifications can excuse your crimes. Your validating speeches, meetings, press conferences, and statements only benefit one species: yours, while promoting death as a healthy, reasonable, and satisfactory endeavor, serving as your shield of human concern and altruism. This is such a pathetic and manipulative political strategy, preserving your jobs, your revenue, your egotistical pursuits: when you not only cause, but also defend, the violent deaths of innocent animals as a reasonable answer to human-orchestrated and designed "problems", essentially manufacturing an animal versus human situation, people will indeed adopt a self-serving attitude, choosing person over animal. This is such a transparent ploy it baffles me that so many willingly and unquestionably accept it. This is not a competition of any except as human versus human, in an endless demonstration of power and control, a selfish desire of greed and position. The only sacrifice, however, the only victim, is the life stolen from the animal, in a bloody, violent, and unconscionable display of power and personal indulgence.

      Each person who either supports this directly by participation or indirectly by absence of disapproval is guilty, and I find it a depraved condition of our society that the malicious slaughtering of animals is so commonplace, so "normal", that few react in opposition; when you take advantage of such a conventional, albeit unethical, attitude, you only serve to further demoralize our society. When future generations examine our current and past behaviours, what will they conclude when they disappointedly, sadly, and disturbingly realize your contribution to a bloody massacre rather than your bravery to condemn and cease such? Make no mistake: today's actions becomes tomorrow's history, and your life's story will be written in blood and shame rather than in courage and wisdom.

      It has also come to my attention that there are those of you who are offended by "nasty" or "vulgar" language as adopted by some in opposition to the slaughter. This is such a fundamentally pathetic observance. Any who are "insulted" by less-than polite dialogue versus the disgustingly brutal, savage, and gory killing of animals needs to reexamine his/her priorities. You know what insults me? The blood and brains of an innocent animal needlessly sprayed on the ground or the eviscerated remains of an animal targeted and destroyed for noth

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      Cont'd . . . December 17, 2009 9:04 PM

      It has also come to my attention that there are those of you who are offended by "nasty" or "vulgar" language as adopted by some in opposition to the slaughter. This is such a fundamentally pathetic observance. Any who are "insulted" by less-than polite dialogue versus the disgustingly brutal, savage, and gory killing of animals needs to reexamine his/her priorities. You know what insults me? The blood and brains of an innocent animal needlessly sprayed on the ground or the eviscerated remains of an animal targeted and destroyed for nothing more than existing. That is what I find insulting and focusing on language is such a ludicrous deflection, serving to transfer focus from the essential situation.

      As long as your community continues to unnecessarily and selfishly capitalize on the mutilation, torture, and death of animals, I will not financially support you in any manner, via tourism or otherwise. As such, I implore upon you to cease this malicious slaughter against the innocent deer in Shawnee Mission Park immediately. It is never too late to reexamine your actions and participation in the needless butchery of sentient beings: please embrace a compassionate stance and be a person who values the lives of these animals as much they value their own lives, and commit to assist them rather than indifferently and further condemn them to such viciousness . . .
      http://www.all-creatures.org/hope/about-am.htm

      Stacey Rakic
      Denver, Colorado


      THANK YOU, Rangers!!! . . . And please don't forget to SHARE!!! ] :<)

       

      Please refer to Anthony Marr's site for further information on alternative measures that will save, rather than brutally steal, lives:

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