Activists challenge a federal law that defines a broad range of actions against the animal industry as "terrorism."
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Signs of Life, Composed by Paul Burnham (also on keys & singing). The band: "Catman & The Confounders". Wildlife still photos & videos by the wildlife conservation allies and friends of National Wildlife Humane Society.
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signed and FB, noted that I am officially an animal rights/welfare/ activist/ TERRORIST!
Too Funny Carol!
Carol - you speak the truth - any activist is considered a terrorist these days!
Val, you're preaching to the choir!...you and I and everyone( hopefully)would terrorize another human if we caught them harming a creature. And I don't mean reacting with violence, but to do what ever is needed to save an innocent animal. Sometimes, it gets overwhelming with the amount of petitions for all the cruelty to the planet and it's inhabitants...
"For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seeds of murder and pain cannot reap joy"
I think it's time I hit the bed! love to all, Carol
Thanks for the information
Thanks Brenda and Carol!!
Thanks for posting.
The hairy tech fans at a Milwaukee zoo have been playing with iPads since they were first introduced to them in May. The next step would be to provide wi-fi access - meaning the apes
Fifteen years after wolves were returned to Yellowstone National Park the health of the overall ecosystem is overwhelming and obvious
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From Danuta :
Beginning photos horrible but a good ending....
I felt sick when I saw the first photo, thank God he was saved. Hope he finds a loving home soon.
Thanks Danuta and Val.
Oh Danuta, What an incredible and happy ending!!! I have goose bumps because I am so elated when a horrible story turns out so fantastically wonderful. He is most definitely one beautiful dog, but then they all are when loved and cared for properly!
Thank you for the happy ending story.
The toilets collect and mix human waste with ash. After several months have passed the waste can be safely used as a fertilizer for crops, allowing the villagers to grow more crops without having to convert further wetlands. Furthermore eco-san
The Czech government has approved new legislation that will enhance the protection of animals against cruelty. The draft bill, which introduces a series of EU-wide measures fighting animal abuse, brings new rules for animal slaughter & lab testing
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All noted and signed. Thank you Val.
Gosh Carol, I must have missed this post where you state:"Val, you're preaching to the choir!...you and I and everyone( hopefully)would terrorize another human if we caught them harming a creature. And I don't mean reacting with violence, but to do what ever is needed to save an innocent animal. Sometimes, it gets overwhelming with the amount of petitions for all the cruelty to the planet and it's inhabitants"...
I agree with you! And you are a heck of a lot nicer than I would be, because I would at the least, gouge out an eye on the individual (leave some form of permanent damage) so he/she would never forget who I was. And more importantly, he/she would NEVER forget why his/her damage was brought about. I may sound radical, but yes, I would indeed if it came to it, Kill for an animal. Just as I would lay down my life to save one! As an example, the woman who fed the kitten to the large snake and enjoyed drowning kittens...That person is beyond evil and even goes by the number of the devil 666. I forget her post name from the you tube videos, (could never have watched the videos) BUT, I gaurantee I would hold her head under water long enough for her to damn near go unconcious, then when she adjusted herself, I'd do it again a few more times (waterboard her evil ass) all the while letting her know why, by asking her "NOW DO YOU KNOW THE FEAR AND SUFFERING THOSE KITTENS FELT"? I know this sounds terrible, but I am only being honest.
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Thank you Val, most already signed, caught up on others.
signed and Elaine, those guys had better never show up where I live, cause I wouldn't be able to restrain myself from doing bodily harm to them.....slowly...I too, am capable of violence to those that harm anyone or any animal.
Already signed. Thank you Val.
You are always ahead of me Brenda - but can't help it - I live inthe US.
Carol says this:"signed and Elaine, those guys had better never show up where I live, cause I wouldn't be able to restrain myself from doing bodily harm to them.....slowly...I too, am capable of violence to those that harm anyone or any animal".
OK Carol.....Now I know you're my kind of gal! I am a vigilante at heart and so nice to hear that you are to! Sometimes you don't want to say things because people may OMG, she sounds like a lunatic,LOL. BUT, yes,I am a lunatic when it comes to animals, children and the elderly who all, can not defend themselves. I've even stolen peoples animal who had not listened to me about say fixing their fence to keep their dog protected. I have a 3 strikes your out rule in those cases. Then they never see their pet again, because they didn't care enough to correct the problem to protect their animal and she was almost hit by a car when I said "That's it"! And, she was a full bred Carin terrier who now lives in a Multimillion Dollar mansion in San Diego California. So you see, My mission statement is and always has been, that the animal must go to a far better place from whence they came.....And in this case, it was FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR better, LOL! I have so many stories of having people arrested for tapping their dogs mouth shut with that grey masking tape that takes an act of congress to remove when I was visiting a friend and her next door neighbor was showing me her new garden and I happened to look to my right and noticed this dog trying to whimper and realized, OMG, they have taped that dogs mouth shut. That's where their sweat glands are so the dog was in major distress....I scaled that 8ft fence while yelling to her to get a pair of scissors and get ready to help get this dog over the fence. She gaps the scissors and throws them over the fence and then goes and gets a ladder and before you know it that dog in cut free and in my car and on it's way to adoption. But took pics real quick, then called police and had the guy place under citizens arrest. He wondered where the dog had gone and I said that as soon as I cut the tape off him he took off terrified and I had no clue where he went. Needless to say he spent the night in jail as this all took place while he was at work and then the cops came back and had me ID him and showed him the pictures of the dog. I don't know what happened to him after that but do know from the police and animal control that he was not allowed to have any other pets and that my friend , his neighbor was to report the site of any animal on his property, and is so, off to jail he was going. So another victory!!! Sometimes we win and sometimes we lose but I am happy to say that thank God, as 95% of my stories of rescues have been victories and many of them have been dangerous missions for lack of a better word. But again, I had the victory because each situation I went into I always asked God "Please honor what I am trying to do"............He always did!
Thanks also for being a warrior as well,
Elaine, I guess I didn't want to reveal my real feelings toward animal abusers, because I have been accused of being the crazy cat woman...there were Wanted posters (in an alley where I used to live) with my description because I was building shelters and feeding and live trapping feralto get spay/neutered...I handed out brochures to all the property owners where I built a shelter with food (especially in MN winters)...a so -called friend sent me on a rescue mission for a mother who had just given birth to 12 kittens...I went to the abandoned garage , no kittens and cameout with people taking pics of me and two squad cars ready to arrest me for trespassing and feeding ferals...I was escorted off the block( where I lived for 16 years) and later on the creep who called the police hit me..I called the police and they wouldn't do anything for me, even though blood was coming down my forehead ...I have entertained the thought of breaking into research labs and taking the animals to a sanctuary, i belong to SHAK an English animal rights group and have stood outside research labs and have had petitions to hand out at Nordstroms and other stores that sell fur coats. If I could I would do more...years ago I got hit by a car and spent most of the money to send to animal groups and sanctuaries...now I need to be hit by another car and get a settlement to donate again...Ha ha.... now I'm studying criminal justice and para legal...so I can do something about the weak laws and punishment regarding animal abusers...I think we didn't hit it off real good in the begiining, because we are both strong personalities and don't mind speaking our opinions...Peace and let's get these abusers..Carol
It is a pity you two can't work together, you would be a formidable team.......go get em girls!
Thanks Carol, I don't want you to think that I was ragging on you about the video's, it was just that something in me felt that anyone who could actually sit and watch that horror, was crazy. And the reason being is it really boiled down to my sanity, I know these and the most horrible things you could ever possibly imagine , ARE going on out there and honestly Carol, to see something like that my eyes would turn blood red and I would feel like I wanted to kill someone and for me that's a dangerous place to go because I so relate to what you say about torturing them slowly...I don't think anyone here would want to hear what I would do to those types of people if I was certain I could do it and get away with it but I say I don't give a rats ass what people think of me for feeling that way. My husband knows that I can't watch Animal Planet anymore because the show used to be a Happy place to watch stories of animals, but it has become a constant in your face criminal abuse diary of what these SOB's do to their animals. And then I am in such a rage that like a bull, I actually only see in red. I'm serious, I can not handle that emotionally. Once, well always around Halloween some of my rescue group, we would all go out to this abandoned sort of farm house out in the boonies because we got wind that devil worshipers would always go out there on Halloween and sacrifice a cat (They didn't care whether it was Black or not and they would tie the animal by all fours on it's back and then basically cut it down the center, while still alive and we snuck out earlier in the day as they would do this just as soon as it got dark. We hid our vehicles and I hid my gun. we saw them go in with a cat in a carrier and we crept up to the building and waited till they tied the cat up. We then busted in like like a swat team and I pointed my gun at them and told all of them but one to get on the ground while telling the one guy with the knife to drop it or I was going to drop him right where he stood, I told him to toss the knife by kicking it over towards one of my crew. He did. Then I told him to untie the cat and put it back in the carrier and to walk very slowly away from the table and set the cat a safe distance away from any of them so one of my partners could retrieve it, she immediately took the cat who was beyond terrified and got it in her car and left. The other 4 of us and myself holding the gun pointing straight at them, told them to get up slowly and line up single file and that they had better walk real slow to their car, get in and let them know that we would be watching for them(Got their license plate Number) and I said to the one with the knife that if he and his posse ever showed their face here again or anywhere else they may think of going to pull this crap.....He and his posse would be going to the hospital with a fatal wound or the morgue, which ever came first. When one of the other guys got up off the ground I clearly saw that he had pissed his pants. We went out there ever year thereafter and never found anyone again, and yes we wore masks so there was no way they could ever identify us. We scared the living hell out of them. So I know that it is completely in me, in the same manner of anyone thinking they are going to break in and hurt my family, that I am fully trained and capable of actually killing someone who would do that. I'm so sorry that you went through what you did and then to have the cops not help you. That is NOTHING short of sheer insanity. I cleaned up my entire neighborhood as it was I mean TOTALLY out of control with ferals and I too became "CATWOMAN" which I loved. then people got wind of what I was doing and then people just would come by the house when no one was looking and dump their animals. I had a very large home in California where I am originally from and at one point I had close too 100 cats and each one that came in was quarantined and slated for spay/neuter, testing for FIV and Feline Aids, the next day. and then the healing, rehabilitation and human acclimation would begin. and by the time I was finished with them and they were ready for adoption, they were total lap cats and no one would have ever guessed they were feral. Plus I flew, so I had my animals adopted from all over the U.S. The funny thing is I would work with the Humane society for low cost spay/neuter, purchase all vaccines from the local all feed and tack store and do my own vaccinations and then had my regular vet for the more serious of issues. But my GOD, I never had anyone turn me in and yet it was illegal to have over 3 or 4 cats and yet I had an outstanding relationship with both animal control who turned a blind eye because they knew what I was doing and wasn't like a hoarder who let the cats go wild and keep reproducing and all the crap that hoarders do. They loved what I was doing and yes, it cost me about $20,000 yearly of my own money until the Doris day foundation got wind of what I was doing on my own and I was given an award and was able to always call them up and say I've got another cat or a pregnant mother feral and They said what ever you need! The humane society gave me 3 raccoon traps to keep at no charge which was a Godsend as that was the only way to catch them and get them off the street, especially is the mother was pregnant. I birthed them, bottle fed when the mother would just dry up, I've done CPR and rescue breathing (Also, while driving like a MAD MAN TO SAVE ONE if need be. I done dental work on them, you name it. So it's been a hell of a ride and the greatest thing I've ever done next to giving birth to my to unfurred children. There are such great moments of joy that I sob uncontrollably at a good outcome and sob uncontrollably when it doesn't. But, I know this is one of my ministries and I'll never stop! God Bless you in your endeavors in the legal parameters...
I am a lawyer as well but became completely disenchanted with the field , as one thinks they are going to get out of law school, pass the bar and kick the ass of every bad guy in town. And you soon learn that rarely if ever do we work under the law but more so under precedence (Which is just another fancy name for "Legal Loopholes" and the fact that we are living in the most absurd, sick and dangerous times ever...More criminals walk than sit in prison, as they should be. And as far as animals go....Hell, we my friend are just scratching the surface of them being recognized as even existent let alone of value. So the war rages on and the laws must change and the signing of petitions and such going to congress etc... is just one of many ways to which, I am grateful to have found this site. As my motto is "ONE VOICE A WHISPER, MANY A ROAR"!
Elaine, I've searched and found animal law centers in some cities..none in MN...do you know if they have any powers of persuasion in regards to getting abusers to pay a real price for their actions?...You go woman! And thanks for all you do, if I had any money I could do more!....Carol
Absolutely! Unfortunately there are very dew of these types of Law centers, so in a case such as that, you are reliant on animal control to decide whether to take a case to trial. AND, again that is only as good as the animal control services in any given city. i.e. on the animal cruelty shows on animal planet these particular animal control officers are on the beat doing a good job and looking to prosecute if possible. On the flip side, here in Chicago, at least in Du Page county, there are as useless as tits on a bullfrog. So they couldn't care less. So it just depends on where you are at. But these are legal counsel that work on behalf of victims and in this case, animals and specialize in rights. And many if not all , I can honestly say work their hind ends off for animals, but, Bear in mind as I stated earlier that the laws are what really need changing because just as any lawyer they can only operate with the laws that are currently on the books in order to get a prosecution and equally varies on each individual state.
Elaine, if the laws were strenthened, how do we make the judges actually make these abusers get what they deserve? It seems that if there is a strong law and certain punishments for abuse, torture and murder of an animal are in place, why do these sadists get off with a slap on the wrist. I think what frustrates so many of us is that they arrest the offender and he/she does community service or pay a measly fine.
That would be Superior court, Not Supreme court. I apologize for all typo's, LOL!
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Thanks, Elaine for all the insider information...I know from reading the papers or on the web, how guilty as sin people get away with murder, literally. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with my schooling, but when I was in Criminal Justice, because of my age, no one would hire me as a guard at Stillwater Prison...Ha Ha...I still have along ways to go (if I live that long) but am determined to find something I can do for animals...thanks again, Elaine
Noted and petition already signed. Thank you Val.
Thank you for the information Elaine.
Hi Carol, My friend, if you can in anyway prove that discrimination was involved, then I highly recommend you suing the living hell out of them! The only other thing I could think of is that you may be in the presence of hardened criminals and have to have direct contact with them and they feared an overpowerment situation, in lieu of your protection but if not and there are older workers there doing the same work that you would have been doing, then consider a lawsuit? You don't go to school to pay all that money for your education and then have that particular area of expertise, cause you to be unhireable, due to discrimination. That would certainly warrant a case for a lawsuit...And again, that is if you are able to prove it as unfortunately, that could have very well been their reasoning (They won't tell you that of course) but as I said, if you know of others working there that are performing the same tasks that you would and of the same age group (Doesn't matter whether male or female) you may have a great shot at a case. Also there are more lawyers that are in dire straights these days, due to the economy, that are having to do most all their own research etc...Thus meaning that many are desperate for work and many, if proven would be more than happy to take your case, should you ever decide to sue for discrimination, on a contingency basis. No out of pocket retainer fees up front......You win, He gets paid! And I'm certain that at the very least, you can get involved with animal control as an officer specializing in animal abuse cases. Develop a VERY good relationship with your local PD as well as The lead DA in your area. And you can do miracles in getting animal abusers taken out! I know you can do it! just keep believing in yourself and NOTHING will stop you because as I have said....God has ALWAYS honored all things in my life . And these are his precious creatures and would want an advocate such as you to get the job done!
Also.....Sandra, you are more than welcome!
Thank you for that post...best thing I heard all day.XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXCarol
My friend......You are most welcome!