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LYNN G.'s THREAD #6
2 years ago
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WITH SO MANY NEWS ITEMS AND PETITIONS TO REPORT, THREAD #5 FILLED UP PRETTY QUICKLY, SO HERE'S MORE NEWS ON THREAD #6.

Here's the link to thread #5, for those who missed something....

http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=24168&pst=1554864 

What a little heroine!
2 years ago
Photo credit: 
MSPCA
Lilly, a hero

 

 

A heroic 8-year-old Pit bull who suffered serious injuries, including the loss of a leg, after saving her owner's life in early May, headed back home on Saturday.

Today, MSPCA/Angell, announced that Lilly, who recently underwent two major surgeries, is finally stable enough to continue her recovery at home.

Back on May 3, Lilly put herself in harm's way when she pulled her unconscious owner from railroad tracks outside of Boston, Mass. Lilly's efforts spared her owner from harm, but Lilly was not as fortunate.

The impact from the train badly fractured her pelvis and rear leg, and damaged her front leg so badly that amputation was necessary.

According to MSPCA,

 Lilly’s road to recovery is far from over.  She will require extensive physical therapy to adjust to life as a three-legged dog.  Still, the courage she has demonstrated throughout her ordeal—coupled with the love and support of the family so eager to have her back—makes everyone involved in her care confident she will return to her former self.

Lilly's efforts captured the heart of thousands from across the nation.

It has also earned her a special honor which will be presented to her, and her family, in October. According to MSCPA,

 Lilly is the MSPCA’s unanimous choice for the organization’s 2012 Animal Hero Award, which will presented at the annual Hall of Fame dinner on Oct. 25 at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston.  The MSPCA looks forward to celebrating Lilly’s heroism and having her (and her family) join hundreds of animal lovers who gather for the annual event.

A fitting award for an exceptional dog.

 

2 years ago

What a wonderful dog, she sure deserves this hero award, hope there is some cash attached to it, to help with all her vet bills, and for future therapy. Thanks for posting Lynn

2 years ago

Thanks Lynn.

2 years ago

Noted Lynn What a sweet little guy and what a fortunate owner !!! It touches my heart every time I hear a story of an Animal being the hero )))) Thanx

2 years ago

Thanks Lynn!

2 years ago

Aww. Bless you Lilly

Thank you all for your comments
2 years ago

Take action! What to do if you see a dog inside of a hot car 

It is not unusual to hear in the news that a dog has died due to the lack of common sense from their owners and being left trapped inside a car. It does not matter if it is for a few minutes or if the person believes it is not hot enough, an animal should never be unattended in a vehicle. Some people argue that leaving the window partially open is enough for ventilation. According to PETA.org, on a 78-degree day, the temperature inside a parked car can soar to between 100 to 120 degrees in just minutes, and on a 90-degree day, the interior temperature can reach as high as 160 degrees in less than 10 minutes. The following are steps that should be followed in case an animal needs help out of the vehicle.

The following information has been obtained from My Dog Is Cool and Dogs in Hot Cars

  1. If you see a dog inside of a car, write the description of the car: color, model, make, and license plate number.
  2. Have a friend or another person keep an eye on the dog. Don’t leave the pup alone until situation is resolved!
  3. Go to the stores around the parking lot and  have the owner paged in the store.
  4. If no one responds call local humane authorities or police.
  5. If police does not respond or too slow and the dog’s life appears to be in imminent danger, find a witness (or several) who will testify your argument
  6. Take steps to remove the suffering animal, and then wait for authorities to arrive.

Look for  heatstroke symptoms

  • restlessness
  • excessive thirst
  • heavy panting, lethargy
  • lack of appetite
  • dark tongue
  • rapid heartbeat
  • fever
  • vomiting
  • lack of coordination.

If you see the dog to show any of these conditions, please take him or her to an emergency vet!

Please move the pup to  the shade and give him or her water. Ask around in the stores if they can provide you with an ice pack or a towel with cold water and place it to the pups head, neck and chest in order to lower body temperature.

The site massacreanimal.org provides people with free printout leaflets to leave on cars if an animal is inside of a car when we see the temperature is not high and the pup is in no distress. In this manner, people can be educated regarding the dangers of leaving an animal in a car.


2 years ago

A Wing and a Prayer: Rescuing More than 100 Parrots

Posted: 14 May 2012 01:45 PM PDT

Our Animal Rescue Team works with local law enforcement and humane agencies to help and rescue animals in distress, whether from puppy mills, animal fighting rings, natural disasters, or other cruelty and neglect situations. Our team is used to dealing with all kinds of challenging scenarios, and last week was no exception.

Mitred conures at Ohio bird rescue
Kathy Milani/The HSUS
Many parrots form strong bonds; this conure refused
to leave his crippled mate.

In this case, the great folks at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton called The HSUS in to help seize more than 100 parrots and other birds from alleged neglect and cruelty in Moraine, Ohio¯a suburb of Dayton. The birds were living in filthy, nearly barren cages in a rodent-infested storefront. Many lacked access to clean water and fresh food; others appeared to suffer from chronic illness and injury.

Adam Parascandola, director of animal cruelty investigations for The HSUS, told me that the air inside Wings Over the Rainbow was so noxious that he had difficulty breathing. Parrots have extremely sensitive respiratory systems¯it’s hard to imagine how they could live in this kind of filth and squalor, day in and day out.

HSUS rescuers worked with volunteers to carefully remove each of the birds from the building and load them onto our rescue vehicle for transport to the emergency shelter, where they’re now receiving veterinary care. Adam described several heartbreaking scenes from the several hours they spent inside that store: a mitred conure who would not stray from his severely crippled mate; a parakeet with what appeared to be a tumor half the size of her body; dozens of nearly featherless birds; and one cockatoo missing her entire upper beak.

How many of these conditions and ailments were due to neglect or cruelty at Wings Over the Rainbow is still unknown. But it’s fair to say that many were the unfortunate outcomes of a life in captivity.

When I visited the Central Virginia Parrot Sanctuary in 2009, I met several birds who habitually plucked their feathers from psychological stress they’d endured at some point while someone’s pet. Sanctuary executive director Matt Smith (also on the scene at the Ohio rescue last week) says that parrots are highly intelligent and social. They have complex language and problem-solving skills and form deep emotional bonds with other birds.

It’s their beauty and their keen minds that capture the imagination of would-be owners. Yet these birds often live in terrible conditions even with a well-intentioned caretaker. Without adequate psychological and emotional stimulation, parrots frequently develop psychological disorders. Frustration, feather-picking, and other behavioral issues are common.

The presence of bird-mills and bird sellers catering to an expanding market for exotic birds has resulted in a large-scale animal welfare and practical challenge for the humane movement.

You can help parrots by supporting carefully vetted sanctuaries and rescues. And if you’re interested in providing a home to a parrot, consult with a reputable rescue group.



This post was modified from its original form on 14 May, 20:31
2 years ago
You Can Change a Puppy Mill Dog's Life
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Binah Spent Mother's Day in a Puppy Mill
When the ASPCA arrived at a puppy mill in Holly Springs, Mississippi, we found 100 underweight dogs living in their own feces. The amount of neglect was shocking: Skin disease, rotted teeth, malnutrition and infection were widespread.
One victim named Binah was dirty, skinny and unable to walk due to years spent in a tiny, overcrowded cage. She was a mother dog, forced to breed with little regard for her health and well-being. When puppy mill moms like Binah can no longer produce, they are deemed worthless and discarded.
This Mother's Day, please remember puppy mill moms—together we can make a life-saving difference. Find out how Binah is doing today, and how you can help join our fight to end puppy mills.
Help Today

 



This post was modified from its original form on 14 May, 20:45
2 years ago

Thanks Lynn.

2 years ago

Tell Domino’s to stop buying from farms that use gestation crates

I love pizza -- double pepperoni with cheese from Domino's used to be a guilty pleasure when a craving struck. But since I found out Domino's buys meat from factory farms that abuse pigs before they become pepperoni, I haven’t been able to touch a slice.

On these farms, pregnant pigs spend their lives trapped in stalls barely bigger than their bodies, called "gestation crates." They can’t even turn around. Soon after they give birth, they’re re-impregnated. And once their bodies can’t physically endure the constant pregnancies and confinement any longer, they’re killed. 

While other major brands like McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Burger King have all promised to phase out these cruel practices, Domino’s is continuing to profit from this horrific suffering. So I started a petition on Change.org asking Domino’s to stop buying meat from factory farms that use gestation crates. Will you join me?

I hadn’t realized what tortured lives these animals lead -- until the Humane Society of the United States released an undercover video of abuse at factory farm just a few days ago. The pigs are treated like nothing more than production units, and video footage of piglets being physically abused actually made me feel ill. I couldn’t even get to the end. 

Domino’s can take an incredibly simple step to help eliminate this sort of cruelty. It’s the second largest pizza chain in the world, and eliminating gestation crates will set an incredibly powerful example. Even better, as a huge company buying literally tons of food, if Domino’s changes its practices to stop buying meat from abused animals, others will be forced to follow. 

Public pressure has already convinced major brands like McDonald’s and Wendy’s to do the right thing, and I know that if Domino’s hears from thousands of its own consumers, it will have to follow their lead.

Click here to sign my petition asking Domino’s to stop buying meat from farms that use cruel gestation crates.

Thanks for your support,

Rina Khadivi

2 years ago

Signed. Thank you Lynn.

AMERICAN ANTI-VIVISECTION SOCIETY - AUNTIE VIV BLOG
2 years ago

 



Friends,

Some days I wonder if I do enough to help animals. Do you ever feel like this? But then there are other days…and I just know I'm making a difference.

Today, I'm writing with a tearful smile. Friends, let me tell you about Ubee, a darling macaque who suffered much of her life in a research lab, but finally found a home at Mindy's Memory Primate Sanctuary.

Just read my blog, and like me, you'll be touched by sweet Ubee's story, and you can learn how to help other monkeys just like her.

Love,
Auntie Viv



Ask a question

Lilly,
2 years ago

Quite a dog.

2 years ago
Wolf Rally Draws Mexican Wolf Supporters in New Mexico

Mexican wolf small pc Ray Rafiti

Supporters of the world’s most endangered wolf gathered Friday, April 13 at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s regional office in Albuquerque to press the agency to release more Mexican gray wolves into the wild in New Mexico and Arizona. The rally was organized by a coalition of wolf enthusiasts and organizations, including WildEarth Guardians. With a wild population numbering fewer than 60 individuals, wolves are at risk of a second extinction from inbreeding, disease, and catastrophic events. The Fish and Wildlife Service acknowledges the need for additional releases—and has 300 Mexican wolves in captivity—but has inexplicably frozen releases for over three years. WildEarth Guardians and the coalition are urging the agency to yield to the urgent recommendations from scientists and put more wolves into the wild now.

More…

2 years ago

Signed the petition, and thanks Lynne for sharing these wonderful stories and for all that you do.

2 years ago

Hi Lynn noted stories ( Dogs in a Hot car, Confiscation of Parrots, poor little Binah, Dominos and the Wolves ) Can't sign petition my change.org has a Glitch )

2 years ago

Thanx Lynne for all your hard work.
Petition signed

2 years ago

Petition Signed. Thanks Lynn for sharing these wonderful stories.

2 years ago

Thanks Lynn you are an angel!

2 years ago

Oops forgot ...noted Ask Auntie Viv Thanx Lynn ) ) )

2 years ago

Tim, Linda, Barbara, Ellen, Brenda, Joan, Sania and anyone else who reads my posts; I want to thank you for taking an interest because in the end, it's YOU all who make a difference!  

2 years ago

HSUS Breaks Investigation Today of Nation’s Largest Exotic Animal Owner

Posted: 16 May 2012 10:25 AM PDT

With the Congress and the state of Ohio considering bills to restrict private ownership of dangerous exotic animals, CBS This Morning broke news of another HSUS undercover investigation¯this one focusing on perhaps the largest private owner of tigers in the nation, GW Exotic Animal Park in central Oklahoma. The facility may have as many as 200 tigers, and according to its owner, it has more than 1,000 other animals.

Tiger at GW Exotic Animal Park in Oklahoma
The HSUS
One of many tigers at GW Exotic Animal Park.

It is not a professionally run facility, it operates without legitimate accreditation or the necessary technical staff, and broadly speaking, it is a facility that could spawn a terrible tragedy¯for the animals and the residents of the surrounding community. It is a mix of a roadside menagerie and a petting zoo, masquerading as a rescue operation and a conservation center. If something goes wrong here, it could be five times worse than what happened last fall in Zanesville, Ohio.

Our undercover investigation found the breeding of tigers, sale of tigers to substandard facilities, dangerous interactions between children and juvenile tigers, and a range of other suspect and potentially illegal practices. The HSUS filed complaints with an array of federal and state authorities seeking swift action to address these problems, and called for strengthening the laws dealing with dangerous exotic wildlife. See our press release and report for more details.

While GW Exotics bills itself as providing homes for "abandoned, misplaced and abused animals," it's currently under investigation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the deaths of 23 tiger cubs from 2009-2010. And its owner, Joe Schreibvogel, continues to breed tigers as well as controversial hybrids. Staff reported that once some tiger cubs outgrew their usefulness to the park, Schreibvogel had "donated" them to other facilities in exchange for donations to GW Exotics. During our investigation, five tigers died.

 



This post was modified from its original form on 17 May, 14:05
HSUS Breaks Investigation Today of Nationís Largest Exotic Animal Owner - continued
2 years ago

Just weeks ago, Schreibvogel went to Ohio to oppose legislation to restrict private ownership of dangerous exotics and he had a lot of provocative things to say. He made wild claims about how animal advocates supposedly killed Terry Thompson and then released his animals in order to drive more public attention to efforts to ban private ownership of dangerous exotic animals.

And today on CBS, Schreibvogel charged that The HSUS manufactured an incident where a child was knocked down and scratched by a juvenile tiger at GW Exotics. He also openly threatened that if anyone tries to take his animals, then it would be another Waco¯referring to the fire and mass killing that occurred after federal authorities tried to raid the Branch Davidian complex in Waco, Texas, 19 years ago.

Congress is considering legislation to ban breeding of big cats for private ownership (H.R. 4122), ban imports and interstate transports of nine species of large constricting snakes (H.R. 511), and to ban the interstate transport of primates as pets (H.R. 4306 and S. 1324). The HSUS is backing all of these measures on the basis of animal welfare, public safety, and fiscal prudence.

If we don’t have policies to address these problems, our nation will continue to deal with the consequences of reckless animal owners without the commitment, expertise or resources to provide lifetime care for these animals. The network of hundreds of big cat sanctuaries and other wild animal sanctuaries speak to the failures of so many private animal owners. Every year, it all adds up to tens of millions in costs to the animal movement.

P.S. Tonight, ABC’s Nightline is scheduled to release video from another HSUS investigation into horse soring. Stay tuned for what promises to be a shocking exposé of appalling and inhumane practices in the world of Tennessee walking horses and horse shows.

SAY NO TO CIRCUS ANIMALS!
2 years ago

 



Close the show with elephants in circuses where they are abused and treated terribly with electroshocks.

2 years ago

Beautiful Rescue of a Stray Dog That Looks Like a Lion - You'll Fall in Love ♥ Beautiful Rescue of a Stray Dog That Looks Like a Lion - You'll Fall in Love ♥

Not only does he look like a mix between a lion and a bear, but his name is Lion. He hasn't allowed human contact in months, living on his own in fear...

The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign
2 years ago

BLM photoMilestone For Wild Horses - Federal Court Calls BLM "Ignorant" Of Scientific Evidence

IDA is a member of The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) coalition. AWHPC's lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) over plans to castrate wild, free-roaming stallions in Nevada's Pancake Complex achieved a milestone on May 9. U.S. District Court Judge Beryl A. Howell ordered the BLM to consider scientific evidence submitted by AWHPC regarding the negative impacts of castration on individual wild stallions and on the herds as a whole. Judge Howell warned that the agency could not remain "studiously ignorant of material scientific evidence."

The legal action, filed in December 2011 by the public interest law firm Meyer, Glitzenstein and Crystal, aims to stop the BLM from gelding and returning wild stallions to range, and to prevent the "zeroing out" of (eliminating all wild horses from) the Jakes Wash Herd Management Area.

This lawsuit will be precedent-setting, but much hard work lies ahead before we prevail. Congratulations to our partners in the AWHPC for the great work so far!

Abused for Entertainment - Disgusting!
2 years ago
Misery of Indonesia's monkeys: Chained macaques forced to dress up in doll costumes and ride scooter

 

Monkeys are being chained and forced to dress up and ride toy motorbikes to entertain crowds of tourists across Indonesia.

These shocking images show how, in one of Jakarta's most crowded slums, the emaciated monkeys are forced to act out human activities as part of a cruel circus show.

Wearing bizarre costumes and dolls masks, the long tailed macaques can be seen riding bikes, rocking horses and scooters while their owners collect money from spectators.

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Shocking: Chained monkeys are being forced to dress up and ride toy motorbikes to entertain crowds of tourists at an Indonesian animal park

Shocking: Chained monkeys are being forced to dress up and ride toy motorbikes to entertain crowds of tourists at an Indonesian animal park

 

Indonesia
Indonesia

Pittance: The primates are openly sold in monkey parks and bought by trainers for as little as £14

Misery of Indonesia's monkeys - continued
2 years ago

 

Shocking: Chained monkeys are being forced to dress up and ride toy motorbikes to entertain crowds of tourists at an Indonesian animal park

Shocking: Chained monkeys are being forced to dress up and ride toy motorbikes to entertain crowds of tourists at an Indonesian animal park

 

 

The primates are openly sold in monkey parks across the country and bought by trainers for as little as £14.

Kept in small cages, they are forced to undergo agonising training regimes to perform stunts at the Masked Monkey Park.

 

 

 

Some of the trainers even hang the moneys upside down, or strap their arms behind their backs, to force the monkeys to walk upright.

One of the trainers, called Cecep, told a local newspaper around half the monkeys undergoing the training died.

Abuse: Some of the trainers even hang the monkeys upside down, or strap their arms behind their backs, to force them to walk upright

Abuse: Some of the trainers even hang the monkeys upside down, or strap their arms behind their backs, to force them to walk upright

 

Abuse: Some of the trainers even hang the monkeys upside down, or strap their arms behind their backs, to force them to walk upright
Abuse: Some of the trainers even hang the monkeys upside down, or strap their arms behind their backs, to force them to walk upright

Suffer: The Jakarta Animal Aid Network said that in the first two weeks of training, many of the monkeys die


Misery of Indonesia's Monkeys - continued
2 years ago

 

Shocking: Chained monkeys are being forced to dress up and ride toy motorbikes to entertain crowds of tourists at an Indonesian animal park

Shocking: Chained monkeys are being forced to dress up and ride toy motorbikes to entertain crowds of tourists at an Indonesian animal park

 

 

The primates are openly sold in monkey parks across the country and bought by trainers for as little as £14.

Kept in small cages, they are forced to undergo agonising training regimes to perform stunts at the Masked Monkey Park.

 

 

 

Some of the trainers even hang the moneys upside down, or strap their arms behind their backs, to force the monkeys to walk upright.

One of the trainers, called Cecep, told a local newspaper around half the monkeys undergoing the training died.

Abuse: Some of the trainers even hang the monkeys upside down, or strap their arms behind their backs, to force them to walk upright

Abuse: Some of the trainers even hang the monkeys upside down, or strap their arms behind their backs, to force them to walk upright

 

Abuse: Some of the trainers even hang the monkeys upside down, or strap their arms behind their backs, to force them to walk upright
Abuse: Some of the trainers even hang the monkeys upside down, or strap their arms behind their backs, to force them to walk upright

Suffer: The Jakarta Animal Aid Network said that in the first two weeks of training, many of the monkeys die.


Misery of Indonesia's Monkeys - end
2 years ago

 

Cruel: One of the trainers, called Cecep, told a local newspaper around half the monkeys undergoing the training died

Cruel: One of the trainers, called Cecep, told a local newspaper around half the monkeys undergoing the training died

He said: 'I've lost count of how many monkeys have died. It's the risk we have to take. Treating them leniently will not make them able to do anything.

'Sometimes I feel pity for the monkeys, but life is hard in Jakarta.' Animal rights activists said the practice was cruel and against the law.

Pramudya Harzani, of Jakarta Animal Aid Network, said: 'In the first two weeks of training, the monkeys suffer incredibly.

'They are hung and forced to do things humans do. Many monkeys don't make it and die.'

Punishing: Kept in small cages, they are forced to undergo agonising training regimes to perform stunts at the Masked Monkey Park

Punishing: Kept in small cages, they are forced to undergo agonising training regimes to perform stunts at the Masked Monkey Park



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2145325/Misery-Indonesias-monkeys-Chained-macaques-forced-dress-doll-costumes-ride-scooters-money.html#ixzz1v8OIym1V
2 years ago

Dogs Shot, Poisoned, and Burned Alive

Homeless dogs are being killed by the thousands on the streets of Ukraine. Watch PETA's shocking new video and sign our petition against this cruelty! Speak up.

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Victory! Angel's Gate Founder Charged

The operator of a so-called animal "hospice," faces 22 counts of cruelty to animals following a PETA investigation of the chaotic hellhole. Read more.

2 years ago

Latest petitions signed. Thanks for the article about the Monkey's in Indonesia it is just too sad for words. Thanks Lynn

2 years ago

Thanks Lynn.

2 years ago

Celebrate Endangered Species and the Endangered Species Act 

 

The United States Senate has proclaimed every third Friday in May as “Endangered Species Day” to honor imperiled flora and fauna and the Endangered Species Act. This year WildEarth Guardians has even more to celebrate. This month marks the one-year anniversary of our historic settlement agreement with the Fish and Wildlife Service, announced on May 10, 2011, and approved by a federal court last September. The agreement obligates the agency to address more than 800 species under the ESA.

Enjoy our video highlighting many of the species in our agreement.

The Endangered Species Act is our nation’s strongest environmental law, but it cannot work to protect species unless they are listed under the Act. Our agreement broke a logjam of listing decisions and now new listing actions are pouring forth, as recently highlighted in the Washington Post. You can expect to hear about a slew of proposed listing decisions in coming months for the Gunnison sage-grouse, lesser prairie-chicken, Mexican gray wolf, Jemez Mountains salamander, and the Coral Pink Sand Dunes tiger beetle.

Unfortunately, the Endangered Species Act has come under increasing attack in the past year, with opponents frequently perpetrating outrageous falsehoods about imperiled species and the ESA. Guardians has repeatedly come to the defense of the law by presenting the simple facts:  

  1. When we allow the ESA to work, it does. The ESA has prevented more than 99 percent of listed species from becoming extinct.  
  2. The ESA and its moral imperative to prevent extinction are very popular. Eighty-four percent of Americans support the ESA and species protection and recovery.  
  3. Implementing the ESA is inexpensive, while the value of species preservation is priceless. Protecting endangered species and preserving their habitat costs each American about $6 annually. 

Even though it’s effective and popular, industry and their allies in Congress will continue their assault on the Endangered Species Act. Which is why we will continue to remain vigilant in the defense of the law, educating the public, engaging the news media, and testifying to the benefits of the Act to Congress, like Jay Tutchton, our General Counsel did last December.

We are undeterred by opponents to species conservation and look forward to future progress on protecting and recovering endangered species. Thank you for supporting WildEarth Guardians in defending voiceless endangered plants and animals. Our survival depends on healthy habitats with a full complement of native species—and their survival depends on us.

_________________________________________

In gratitude,

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Mark Salvo Photo

Mark Salvo
Wildlife Program Director
WildEarth Guardians
msalvo@wildearthguardians.org

PHYSICIAN'S COMMITTEE FOR RESPONSIBLE MEDICINE
2 years ago

We need your help to stop the abuse of ferrets by East Carolina University. PCRM filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, explaining that the school is violating the federal Animal Welfare Act by using live ferrets in its pediatrics residency program. Please help this effort by asking the school to end the use of animals today.

In the pediatrics residency program at East Carolina University (ECU) breathing tubes are pushed down the throats of live ferrets to teach endotracheal intubation. This painful procedure is repeated numerous times on each animal and is known to pose risks for tracheal bleeding, bruising, and severe trauma. Nonanimal training methods exist, making this use of animals not only cruel but unnecessary.

According to documents obtained by PCRM, all of the ferrets used in this training lab are killed when they are deemed no longer useful.

What's more, ECU purchases ferrets from Marshall BioResources of North Rose, N.Y., which breeds animals for use in experimentation. Since Oct. 8, 2008, this breeding facility has been cited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for 16 violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act, including violations for unsanitary conditions in buildings that house ferrets.

So far, the responsible ECU faculty and administrators have ignored pleas to change this practice. Please e-mail ECU Brody School of Medicine dean Paul R.G. Cunningham, M.D., F.A.C.S., and urge him to end this cruel and unnecessary practice. Send an automatic e-mail. 

Gaumard’s Premie HAL and PREMIE Blue simulators, designed to mimic the airway of a premature newborn; Laerdal’s SimNewB, which was developed in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics; and METI’s BabySim can all be used for this type of training.

Ninety-five percent of pediatrics residency programs in the United States and Canada do not use animals. It is time for ECU to join the majority. Please e-mail Dr. Cunningham today and ask him to replace the use of animals in ECU’s pediatrics residency program.

You can read our complaint to the USDA here.

Thank you for your help.

Sincerely,

John J. Pippin, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Director of Academic Affairs

 

2 years ago

Thanks Lynn.

Lima, Peru rescue
2 years ago

Deaf Boy in Shanty Town Rescues Burned Homeless Dog

Before: Deaf Boy in Shanty Town Rescues Burned Homeless Dog
2 years ago

Thanks Lynn.

2 years ago

TY I am up to date and bless the boy that saved the dog..  What a saint.

2 years ago

AWESOME PAGE, LYNN, Thanks so much!!

2 years ago

Thanks Lynn- Have a great week!

Thanks Brenda, Ellen, RC and Nyack. :-)
2 years ago

After years of campaigning, Tasmania has become the first state in Australia to commit to a complete phase out of battery cages!Animals Australia - victory for hens!We (heart) hens!
The good news doesn't end there.                                   What this means for hens:

Battery hens

12 million battery hens suffer in Australian factory farms. An estimated one in six lives in constant pain with a broken bone — a consequence of lack of exercise from living in a space smaller than an A4 sized sheet of paper. No more battery hen farms can be built in Tasmania, and their numbers will soon be restricted.

What this means for pigs:

Pregnant mother pigs

Sow crates are still in operation across Australia and are used to confine a pregnant mother pig so tightly that she cannot even turn around. Tasmania is the first state to phase these out by law.

The State Government also vowed to fast-track the phase out of pregnant sow crates by the middle of next year — well before the pork industry's own target of 2017.

This heralds the beginning of the end for two of the cruellest devices ever used to confine animals raised for food.

This breakthrough for animals in factory farms follows intensive consumer awareness campaigning by Animals Australia, the efforts of colleague groups, and strategic investigations by Tasmanian member society Brightside Farm Sanctuary. Importantly, Tasmania's decision will add pressure on other states to follow suit.

Tasmanian Primary Industries Minister Bryan Green said the landmark decision was underpinned by growing public awareness and by informed consumers refusing to support cruel practices through the choices they make at the supermarket. Our strategy is working!

This victory will reduce needless suffering of thousands upon thousands of sensitive animals. If you have ever donated to our public awareness campaigns, or if you are one of the many people who are leading by example and making kind choices for animals every day — thank you — this is your victory too!

Once again, people power is paving a brighter future for animals. But there is still a long way to go. While animals continue to suffer in factory farms across Australia, our campaigns to expose and end this cruelty will continue. Informed consumer choice has immense power to motivate governments, retailers — and ultimately industries — to stop supporting cruel practices.

Help us show the rest of Australia that hens in all states deserve better than a life sentence in a cage. Click here to sign the pledge to help make the battery cage history — EVERYWHERE!

Sign the pledge

2 years ago

Signed. Thank you Lynn.

2 years ago

"Bok, bok, begerk!!" thanks Lynn for the posts. Have a nice week!

2 years ago

signed, thanks

2 years ago

All noted and petitions signed. Thank you Lynn.

2 years ago

Indiana and little brown bats with white-nose syndromeTo protect hibernating bats from white-nose syndrome, the fast-moving fungal disease that has killed nearly 7 million bats in the eastern United States, the U.S. Forest Service has kept caves closed in the Rocky Mountain Region for two years to all but the most essential human access. Now, with the policy up for renewal, the Forest Service is considering weakening protections for bats, increasing the risk of cave visitors bringing the disease into the caves.

Nationwide the loss of bats could mean exploding populations of insects no longer kept in check by these furry, fly-by-night mammals. Scientists have estimated that by keeping insect pests at bay and reducing the need for pesticides, bats are worth $22 billion annually to American farmers. In Colorado, these savings could reach $430 million per year; in South Dakota, $1.1 billion.

While bats are dying at rates topping 90 percent in some areas, and some species could face extinction, the risk to western bats and farmers is too great to justify easing restrictions for discretionary cave uses like recreation.

Please take action today to send a message to the Forest Service and express your support for maintaining the current, responsible management policy.

Click here to find out more and take action.
2 years ago
May 21, 2012
Flo is Counting on You humane action  

The National Institutes of Health is making critical decisions that will determine the fate of hundreds of government-owned chimpanzees. Will chimpanzees continue to be warehoused in laboratories or will they be moved to sanctuaries?

A committee which will help the NIH to answer this question has provided an opportunity for public feedback prior to June 5. This is your chance to change the lives of chimpanzees like Flo -- a 54-year-old government-owned chimpanzee who has suffered in laboratories for decades. Help the NIH to make the right decisions. Take action»

Wayne Pacelle
Wayne Pacelle, President & CEO

Stop Puppy Mills!!
2 years ago

Humane Action

Stop Puppy Mills

The USDA is seeking public comments on a rule that would help reduce puppy mill suffering! Thank the USDA for proposing changes that would regulate puppy and kitten mills that sell over the Internet. Take action»

2 years ago

All signed. Thank you Lynn.

2 years ago

All noted and signed. Thank you Lynn.

2 years ago

Hi Lynn, I have noted you have been a very busy girl (Bless Your Heart I have noted all these great stories, signed a petition sent a couple of messages, took a pledge and joined Animals Australia Took action on the bats , and the last Chimp article(NIH) I went over all these articles with a fine tooth comb L0l.... Thanx so much ) ) ) your C2 friend, Barb

2 years ago

Thank you so much Brenda, Sandy.  Barb, it's so sweet of you to acknowledge  the posts and list all that you have done to take action. It's people like all of you who truly make a difference!!

Help Shut Down Orca Prisons Today!
2 years ago

Demand that SeaWorlds owners immediately work toward the release of orcas.

SeaWorld is the site of some serious tragedies for both humans and animals.

The SeaWorld parks have a terrible record of animal deaths from captivity-related causes. Yet Blackstone—the company that owns SeaWorld—turns a blind eye to the cruelty as well as to the unsafe conditions for both humans and animals.

In recent years alone, a mother and baby orca have died unexpectedly and trainers at the parks have been hurt and even killed—their bodies seized, slammed against the tank walls, and held underwater to drown by a deeply frustrated captive orca. Please help us ramp up the pressure on Blackstone to release these animals into coastal sanctuaries and prepare them to return to their ocean homes and lives.

The intelligent, social ocean-dwelling animals kept in the pitifully small tanks at SeaWorld are denied everything that is natural and important to them. In the wild, orcas and members of other dolphin species live in large, intricate social groups and swim up to 100 miles a day in the open ocean, but Blackstone and SeaWorld keep captive orcas and dolphins in small enclosures that would be like confining us to life in a bathtub.

In nature, orcas and other dolphins navigate with the aid of echolocation, but in tanks the reverberations from their own sonar bounce off the walls, driving some of them insane. World-renowned oceanographer Jean-Michel Cousteau compared keeping orcas in tanks to "a person being blindfolded in a jail cell."

These animals have often been violently captured and torn away from their homes and families in the sea and forced to perform meaningless and repetitious circus-style tricks. According to whistleblower insiders, withholding food and isolating animals who refuse to perform are common training methods. At facilities such as SeaWorld, dolphins and other sea animals routinely die from stress and other captivity-related causes.

Marine parks such as SeaWorld teach children the wrong lessons: that it is somehow acceptable to imprison animals, forbid them from experiencing the joy of establishing their natural territory and exploring their world, separate them from loved ones, and force them to perform confusing and unnatural tricks to bring in tourist dollars. Visitors to SeaWorld see mere shadows of what these graceful and awe-inspiring animals are like in nature. Captive dolphins are defeated and depressed beings who cannot engage in natural behavior and cannot live as nature intended. With the Memorial Day kickoff of summer tourist season just days away, we need to do all that we can to help these animals.

Please add your voice to the thousands who have spoken out against cruel captivity—sign the petition today!

Very truly yours,
Ingrid Newkirk
Ingrid E. Newkirk
President

2 years ago

Signed. Thank you Lynn.

2 years ago

Thanx Lynn I am up to date

2 years ago

Petitions signed. Action taken. Thanks for the interesting articles Lynn

Thank YOU Brenda, Ellen and Joan!
2 years ago

The National Petroleum Reserve Alaska (Reserve) encompasses an immense and spectacular Arctic ecosystem on Alaska's North Slope providing critical habitat for many species of fish and wildlife: caribou, grizzly bear, polar bear, wolves, wolverine, Arctic fox, walrus, ice seals—and millions of migratory birds that nest and rear their young each summer. Right now, the U.S. Department of the Interior is writing its first-ever, comprehensive plan for the entire Reserve, providing the opportunity to protect the most important places for wildlife.

Teshekpuk Lake, on the coastal plain of the Reserve, is part of the largest wetlands area in the entire circumpolar Arctic. This ecological hotspot provides essential habitat for millions of migratory birds, including species such as the rare Yellow-billed Loon and the threatened Spectacled Eider. Birds that breed, forage, molt, and stage in this spectacular place each summer disperse from coast to coast throughout the U.S. and to all continents. More than 400,000 caribou migrate to their calving grounds there. Iconic marine mammals inhabit the coastline, including polar bear, walrus, beluga whale, and several species of ice-dependent seals. Congress has specifically recognized that special areas and wildlife values exist within the Reserve and should be spared from oil and gas development.

Take Action Right now, you have an unprecedented opportunity to help safeguard these extraordinary areas and ensure balanced management that will protect key areas, by supporting the conservation alternative, "Alternative B." B is for the Birds! Submit your comments by June 1, 2012 to make sure the BLM incorporates them into the planning process.

Alternative B stands apart as the clear choice for conservation and balanced management. It would effectively protect habitat vital to healthy wildlife populations in America's Arctic while also allowing for future oil and gas development in appropriate areas.

Alternative B would protect several ecologically important areas with exceptional wildlife:

  • Teshekpuk Lake/Dease Inlet: Calving grounds for the Teshekpuk Lake caribou herd; globally-significant Important Bird Area with nesting habitat for countless shorebirds, waterfowl, and seabirds, including the rare Yellow-billed Loon and the threatened Spectacled Eider.
  • Peard Bay and Surrounding Wetlands: Concentration area for three species of ice-dependent seals; designated critical “no disturbance” habitat for polar bear; important nesting and feeding habitat for various seaducks, including the threatened Spectacled Eider.
  • Utukok River Uplands/DeLong Mountains: Calving grounds of the Western Arctic caribou herd (the largest in Alaska); vital habitat for grizzly bear, wolves, and wolverine; exceptional wilderness recreation opportunities in the mountains of the Brooks Range.
  • Colville River: Extraordinary multi-species densities of cliff-nesting raptors including Peregrine Falcon, Rough-legged Hawk, and Gyrfalcon.
  • Kasegaluk Lagoon: This unique coastal area and the surrounding wetlands are vital to several marine mammal species including polar bear, walrus, ice seals, and beluga whale. It is a globally-significant Important Bird Area for a diversity of nesting and foraging waterbirds.

Take ActionSend your citizen's comment today to support protection of these special places in America's Arctic.

David Yarnold

Sincerely,
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David Yarnold
President & CEO

2 years ago

Hi Lynn, I am up to date with all your stuff here and the last one here I just signed from my email...   Thank you for your tireless efforts on behalf of our furred and feathered friends here.   

2 years ago

signed above petitions

2 years ago

Noted and signed. Thank you Lynn.

2 years ago

Already signed. Thanks Lynn.

Thank you all for caring!
2 years ago
We need your help! Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a proposed rule to close a loophole in current law that has “threatened the health and humane treatment of pets sold sight unseen over the Internet and via phone- and mail-based businesses.” Please act now to make sure this important rule is implemented.

Currently, only breeders who sell dogs to pet stores or to puppy brokers are required to be licensed and inspected by the USDA. Due to the wording of the federal Animal Welfare Act&mdashassed 40 years ago, before existence of the Internet—a large (and growing) population of commercial breeders has been able to escape federal licensing and regulation.

What this means is that in many cases, no one is checking up on breeders who sell puppies directly to consumers over the Internet. As the ASPCA has seen firsthand, the photos of happy, healthy puppies posted on a breeder’s website often grossly misrepresent what conditions are really like for these puppies and their parents.

ASPCA experts have reviewed the USDA’s proposed rule—we support it, and have a few suggestions regarding how it could be made stronger. Please help us ensure that the Internet-breeder licensing loophole is closed!

What You Can Do
The USDA is accepting comments from the public on this issue for a short time. Visit the ASPCA Advocacy Center online today to quickly and easily submit a comment to the USDA, letting the agency know that you support the proposed rule to close a loophole that has caused untold thousands of dogs to suffer inhumane treatment without any federal or public oversight.

Thank you for taking action for puppy mill dogs!

www.aspca.org/USDA

2 years ago

Thanks Lynn

2 years ago
Click here to view this online.
May 24, 2012 

South Korea dog farmIDA Unveils South Korean Dog Undercover Investigation

As IDA supporters, we invite you to be the first to read about IDA's undercover investigation of the horrific South Korean dog and cat meat industry. View shocking undercover video and photos of the cruel and deadly farms, the open-air Moran Market, and the slaughterhouse. See the dogs and cat IDA saved from being slaughtered for human consumption. Learn about the very serious public health risks associated with eating dog and cat meat, and then sign our new petition to the South Korean government.

2 years ago

Click here to view this online.
May 24, 2012 

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Piccadilly Circus elephantIDA Blows Whistle On Piccadilly Circus

Elephant handler Frank Murray will finally face the animal cruelty charges he has been evading for sixteen years. IDA recently tipped off law enforcement in New Jersey to the fact that Murray was traveling with the Piccadilly Circus in the state and that he had an outstanding warrant for "inflicting unnecessary cruelty towards a living animal and not providing proper sustenance to a living animal." Armed with the old warrant and a photo of Murray, both provided by IDA, a detective from the Law Enforcement Division of the New Jersey SPCA went to the circus and arrested him. Murray, reportedly shocked and unhappy, posted bail and rejoined the circus.

Piccadilly Circus elephant handler MurrayMurray has two elephants, Topsy and Annette, who are forced to give rides and perform with a variety of circuses. The Piccadilly Circus continues to travel the east coast and Murray is thought to be with the circus still. IDA will continue to monitor this situation to ensure that justice prevails and Murray is properly sentenced. Stay tuned for further developments!

What you can do:New England dates are coming up, beginning in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. If the circus is coming to your town (click here for the schedule; choose your state to see performance dates):

  1. Inform city officials about the history of abuse this circus brings with it. Urge them to prohibit all circuses using wild animals.
  2. Write a letter to the editor of your local paper in opposition to the circus.
  3. Visit the circus and monitor the elephants. If you can do this, please contact ICAN@idausa.org for more information and tips.
2 years ago

Hi Lynn , Signed petition IDA Unveils South Korean undercover investigation :-0 Thanx

HELP THE AMAZON AND ITS ANIMALS
2 years ago
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What will Brazil's President Dilma do?

What will Brazil's President Dilma do?

Dear friends,

The Brazilian Congress has just passed catastrophic changes to its Forest Code that could spur Amazon destruction on a massive scale.

Dilma's environmental legacy – and the fate of the Amazon forest – could be sealed in coming days. She has the power to veto these changes, but time is running out.

With the world's largest environmental summit being hosted in Brazil in just a few weeks, she can't afford to look the world in the eyes as the leader who approved the slashing of environmental protections and rainforest destruction.

TELL DILMA to do the right thing before it's too late!

Amazon Watch is supporting a huge international petition drive led by our friends at Greenpeace and Avaaz. Already there are over two million signers and the delivery is happening right now. Let's turn the heat up on Dilma before she makes her final decision tomorrow!

Won't you add your voice?

Take action now, tell President Dilma to veto the new Forest Code before it's too late.

For the Amazon,

Christian Poirier
Christian Poirier
Brazil Program Coordinator
2 years ago

Signed. Thanks Lynn.

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