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what a great way to end my night.
Great wonderful news! I love to start the day with success stories!
Thanks dear all for contributing to this thread !!
I am pleased to announce that, because of a truly global outpouring of support, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign was successful in raising funds necessary to save 41 beautiful wild horses from slaughter today in Nevada.
This week, we sent a loud and clear message to Governor Sandoval and his administration: Nevada's wild horses are cherished and should not be sent to slaughter. They are icons of Nevada's western heritage and they deserve to be treated humanely. Moreover, with over 80% of Americans opposed to wild horse slaughter, putting wild horses up for auction, the first step in the slaughter pipeline, is simply reprehensible.
Over the past few days, over 12,000 faxes flooded Governor Sandoval's office from outraged citizens who demanded an end to the state's capture and sale of wild horses. Meanwhile, our campaign received donations from citizens around the world, from South Africa to Europe, Canada and across the United States.
On Facebook and Twitter, you shared our message, using the #NV41 hashtag, helping to draw attention to the auction as it was taking place.
As you can see, this tiny foal, photographed yesterday at slaughter auction, is one of the 41 wild Nevada mustangs rescued last night thanks to support from AWHPC! She has been named Diamond and she is safe with her mother now, awaiting transport to their new, temporary pasture until a permanent home is found.
While these 41 wild horses are now safe, we know there are thousands more that need our help to keep them free on the range. Our work is not yet finished and we cannot rest until we resolve the underlying problems.
The Virginia Range is an area of state, local and private land in Storey County, Nevada on the outskirts of Reno. Since the fall of 2012, the state has captured and removed 153 wild horses from the range and sent them to a livestock auction where they could have entered the slaughter pipeline had they not been rescued. The capturing of Nevada's wild horses is inhumane and preventable in many cases. Today, we are working toward new state policies that will protect and preserve the Nevada Virginia Range horses in their habitat.
We will continue to do all that we can to fulfill our mission to protect America's wild horses and burros. Thank you for your continued support.
-The AWHPC Team
Really wonderful news!
thanks for posting
So thankful to hear this. Pressure DOES work sometimes and it is ALWAYS worth trying.
Doodle donkey is finally safe from her rapist! Because of all of her supporters around the world (you!) and all the dedication to her wellbeing, Doodle has a great new life- out of Marion County/Ocala FL. Thank you so much to everyone who let Doodle into their hearts! Because of the constant pressure we put on Marion County/Ocala, FL and their animal shelter, Doodle’s story remained public and current. Her petition to go to sanctuary reached over 6300 signatures, from around the world, from September 2012 through December 2012.
Just found this - almost too good to be true!
Mazor Farm has been a diabolical place for far too long. Glad to hear Israel is finally doing something about it.
For all the still living pets it is good news.
But for all the pets that died because of the chicken jerky products and the laxity of the FDA it is bittersweet news.
Ironic that we call it a victory when a crime is stopped.
Today is a great day for pets, the pet industry and for pet owners worldwide. For those
of you that are unaware, yesterday Nestle Purina issued a withdrawal (not a recall)
of their chicken jerky products. Today Milos Kitchen owned by Delmonte issued a
recall of their chicken jerky. As we all know, the Chinese chicken jerky industry has
dominated the pet treat market for years with Milos, Waggin Train and Canyon Creek
brands leading the pack. These products only existed because chicken breast meat
in China is essentially a waste product. China is not allowed to import chicken to the
USA into the human food chain, so they found a back door and a home for it in the
pet industry. Dogs have been eating anti-biotic, glycerin (and god knows what else)
laden chicken jerky and have been getting sick and dying for years. Finally this comes to an end.
The beauty of the news is that these products are gone for good. China will never stop putting anti-biotics not approved
by the USA in their chicken, so there will be no chicken available for companies like Nestle and Delmonte to grab
up for pennies on the dollar and pass off as being "natural and wholesome for pets." Justice has been served!
The bottom line is that there is only one chicken industry in China so one-by-one every other brand of Chinese
chicken jerky will soon be gone. It's officially time to dance the dance!
Founder-Whole Life Pet
Thank you Barbara!
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Zambia bans hunting of endangered lions, leopards
Zambia has banned the hunting of lions and other endangered wild cats such
as leopards because it sees more value in game viewing tourism than blood
sport, the country's tourism minister said on Thursday.
Sylvia Masebo told Reuters big cat numbers were also too low to have a
sustainable hunting industry..
Take a look back at 2012 with World Society for the Protection of Animals' (WSPA's) video showing you how your amazing support helped change the lives of so many animals around the world.
Click here to watch the video:
or direct Youtube link:
Endangered Earth | 2012 Year in Review -- 2013 Looking Ahead | Newsletter of Center for Biological Diversity
Sylvie- 8 hours ago - biologicaldiversity.org
Victory: Air Canada to Ban Shipments of Primates to Laboratories! | PETA.Org
Dianne Ly- 1 hour ago - peta.org
Great news Lenicka! Its so good to start the day with a victory!!
MONTREAL—Humane Society International/Canada commends Taiwan for passing a landmark ban on trade in marine mammal products, including seal skins, but exempting products of traditional indigenous hunts. The Taiwanese Legislative Yuan passed the legislation with unanimous support following a multi-year campaign by Taiwanese animal protection group EAST in collaboration with HSI.
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For Christopher Barden, 45, the best time of the day is when he visits his dog shelter, where dozens of animals bark to express joy and leap on him for attention and affection.
Located in suburban B eijing, the old yard is home to about 90 homeless dogs.
Fingers Off the Trigger: Zambia Cancels All Trophy Hunting Licences
Towards the end of last week Zambian wildlife authorities suspended the tender process for hunting concessions and cancelled all hunting licences for the foreseeable future.
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Israeli Monkey-Breeding Farm "Mazor" to Close
Attorney general backed Environmental Protection Minister Erdan's bid to bar
animal trade for research purposes. Animal rights group: This is a happy day for
anyone with morals, scruples
01.06.13, 08:13 / Israel
Israeli monkey-breeding farm to close due to ban on wild animal exports
Since Israeli research institutions need only a few dozen monkeys a year, the
Mazor farm will no longer be economically viable
I went to the Facebook site and liked it. Posted a message and they have replied. What a great group of kids. Perhaps there is hope for animals for the future. It is quite amazing what one character can do and how he can influence his generation in a positive way.
Yes Jan, I wish we had more teens like him! I made a mistake this morning, meant HE is a great BOY !!! Well I was probably a bit sleepy still when posting it.
Lou gives us hope for the future of animals. Wonderful story. Thank you.
Animal Rescue Started By Teenager Has Helped Save 20,000 Lives
Michael- 4 hours ago - lifewithdogs.tv
Thank you Monika for this great story.
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'Tis the Season.. | 752 Battery-Cage Hens Rescued! | - Edgar's Mission Farm Sanctuary Blog
Sylvie- 1 hour ago - edgarsmission.org.au
This is the way - target the suppliers. One day those fur wearing creeps will not be able to buy any.
Great news Monika. Don't know whats up with care 2 but had to log in and rejoin. so far 2013 has been a bummer.
Great news! Thanks to you, J BRAND swiftly pulled all real fur from its website and retail floors. The company has also pledged not to use fur moving forward.
"We appreciate your comments," says J BRAND CEO Jeff Rudes, "and thank you for bringing this issue to our attention." On behalf of all of us at PETA, thank you for urging J BRAND to make this move. You have given a voice to the millions of animals who are bludgeoned, electrocuted, and even skinned alive for their fur each year. Your efforts truly prove that one person can make a huge difference for animals.
California—“Hounding” of Wildlife
California has banned hounding, a form of trophy hunting in which radio-collared dogs are released in forests to chase and tree bears and bobcats.
2012 will be remembered as the year that Idaho, a long-time holdout, finally enacted a law making animal torture a felony offense. The state made cockfighting a felony as well.
Massachusetts—Animal Control Reform
Among other achievements, this far-reaching, comprehensive new law creates a statewide spay/neuter program, prohibits breed-specific legislation, places restrictions on outdoor tethering, and allows pets to be included in domestic violence-related protection orders.
New Jersey—Horse Slaughter
New Jersey banned the slaughter of horses for human consumption as well as their transport through the state—a very meaningful provision, given the continued problem of export of horses over the border for slaughter.
Ohio—Exotic Pet Ownership and Puppy Mill Regulations
Ohio’s Dangerous Wild Animal Act passed seven months after 56 exotic animals were released by their owner. (Most were killed.) Ohio was one of only a handful of states with virtually no regulations on wild/exotic animal pet ownership. In addition, the state passed its first-ever puppy mill law, which sets standards of care and requires annual inspections.
Tennessee—Felony Cruelty to Livestock
While most states exempt farm animals from their animal cruelty statues, Tennessee became one of the first to make extreme acts of cruelty to livestock subject to felony-level penalties.
It’s important to remember that these victories, as well as the countless others, could not have been achieved without collaboration among state legislators and humane advocacy groups. Let’s all continue to champion stronger laws protecting our nation’s animals and make 2013 an even better year!
Victory - Your Letters For Animals In Circuses Worked!
BarbCat- 6 hours ago - ida.convio.net
Israel is a country of contradictions. What are they doing with Mazor Farm as a point of interest?
Compassion in World Farming
The EU ban* on the sow stall is finally here.
Congratulations! We made it.
This wonderful news is a huge step forward for the welfare of such intelligent, sociable and active animals.
In all, more than 13 million sows, in 27 European countries, are no longer facing a truly miserable life that would have seen them confined for months on end in a tiny metal cage.
With the partial sow stall ban coming into force today, animal lovers throughout the EU should be celebrating. This huge step forward for animal welfare will result in millions of pigs living better lives.
In total, more than 13 million sows are set to have their lives greatly improved by the EU ban on sow stalls after the first four weeks of pregnancy.
> The sale and import of cosmetics and cleaning materials tested on
> animals will be illegal as of midnight Monday night, under a law
> passed in 2010. The Health Ministry said it would crack down on
> importers who violate the law, but did not offer specifics.
> "This law is a genuine revolution in the field of animal rights in
> Israel," said MK Eitan Cabel (Labor ), who heads the Knesset caucus
> for animal rights. "We came a long way in the last Knesset regarding
> attitude changes in this matter."
> In practice, animal-tested products that are already on store shelves
> will not be removed by year's end, but importers will be required to
> get permits from the Health Ministry for every cosmetic or cleaning
> product they import.
> full story:
> http://www.haaretz. com/news/ national/ sale-of-animal- tested-products- to-become- illegal-in- israel-as- 2013-rings- in.premium- 1.490929
NRDC Victories 2012
These 2012 victories belong to you - You made it happen
What a great feeling to see our 2012 victories brought to life in this inspiring video!
Fighting together this year, we helped defeat ExxonMobil in the Rockies ... saved the only living coral reef in the Gulf of California ... won tougher protections for the last unspoiled gray whale sanctuary ... secured new clean car standards that will double the fuel economy of the average vehicle ... and many many more.
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Center for Biological Diversity Victories
Endangered Earth 2012: A Historic Year for Wildlife
Aid for the Melting Arctic
In an Arctic increasingly injured by global warming, the Center this year continued to challenge Shell Oil's attempt to drill for oil, including a lawsuit over air-pollution permits, and the organization and mobilization of thousands of people to speak out in letters and videos to President Barack Obama.
We sued the Obama administration for delaying federal protection of two ice-dependent Arctic seals threatened by climate change and industrialization and, at year's end, secured those protections. We also filed a major scientific petition to protect 43 species of Alaskan cold-water corals under the Endangered Species Act.
Learn more about our work to save the Arctic.
Toxics: Getting the Lead Out
The Center's new toxics campaign fought hard against the National Rifle Association and its partners in Congress in 2012 over their efforts to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating lead hunting ammunition that kills millions of wild birds and other animals every year, as well as posing health risks to people who eat tainted game. This included a hard-hitting, full-page ad in The New York Times.
We sued the federal government for failing to fully implement new air-quality standards for lead, required under the Clean Air Act, and also sued to protect wildlife from lead poisoning in Arizona's Kaibab National Forest. And finally, we secured a much-needed settlement for the government to clean up toxic lead paint on the Pacific's Midway Atoll, which was killing up to 10,000 seabird chicks every year.
Learn more about our work to protect wildlife from toxics.
Center for Biological Diversity Victories
Endangered Earth 2012: A Historic Year for Wildlife
Safeguards for Habitats
Endangered animals and plants with protected "critical habitat" are twice as likely to be recovering as species without such habitat set aside for them, so achieving legally binding protections for the lands and waters that support endangered species has always been central to the Center's conservation strategy.
In 2012 we won protection for 9.6 million acres of critical habitat for northern spotted owls in the Northwest; more than 40,000 acres for 23 newly protected Oahu species in Hawaii; 10,000 acres in Arizona and New Mexico for Chiricahua leopard frogs; 24,000 acres for western snowy plovers in Washington, Oregon and California; 6,500 acres for Mississippi gopher frogs; and proposed protection of 838,000 acres of critical habitat for jaguars in southern Arizona and New Mexico -- as well as a breathtaking 40,000 square miles of protected habitat along the coasts of Washington, Oregon and California for Pacific leatherback sea turtles.
Learn more about our work to protect critical habitat.
Protecting Our Wild and Public Lands
In our work to save public and high-value lands from short-term profiteering at the expense of our country's natural heritage, the Center this year won several notable victories, including an appeal requiring more protection for nine endangered fish that live along the 700-mile route of the Ruby pipeline and a series of court rulings in Southern California protecting wildlife habitat and wild places from development, including at Newhall Ranch and Fanita Ranch.
We stopped a proposed mega-development near the 19,000-acre San Jacinto Wildlife Area, one of Southern California's most important wildlife refuges, and won a court battle to overturn a U.S. Forest Service decision allowing cattle grazing across a 42,000-acre area of the Fossil Creek watershed on the Coconino National Forest in central Arizona. Internationally, we helped defeat the Vía Verde gas pipeline in Puerto Rico, which would have hurt animals from treefrogs to toads to leatherback and loggerhead sea turtles and left a swath of environmental destruction in its wake.
Learn more about our work to save wildlands and urban wildlands.
Center for Biological Diversity Victories
Endangered Earth 2012: A Historic Year for Wildlife
Saving Endangered Species
Besides gaining the crucial new protections mentioned above for well over 100 species under our 757 species agreement, as well as new help for species not covered in the agreement, the Center this year sustained a forceful defense of the Endangered Species Act itself against those in Congress who want to weaken it. Our campaign included the release of an important study, On Time, On Target: How the Endangered Species Act Is Saving America's Wildlife, showing that 90 percent of 110 species analyzed are right on track for recovery.
The Center won initial approval for our petition to protect gray wolves under the California Endangered Species Act and launched an ambitious new campaign to protect and restore wolves along the West Coast -- while at the same time fighting on multiple fronts to protect all other wolf populations across the country. We filed the largest petition of its kind to protect 53 frogs, turtles, lizards, snakes and salamanders across the United States, and we petitioned the White House Council on Environmental Quality to take immediate action to stem the spread of white-nose syndrome, the epidemic that has killed nearly 7 million bats across the eastern United States and is quickly moving west.
Learn more about our work to protect endangered species.
Innovative Action for the World's Oceans
2012 saw the launch of the Center's new Endangered Oceans campaign, highlighting the far-reaching effects of ocean acidification on sea life and calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to develop a national plan to address the crisis. And that wasn't the only first for our oceans program: We also secured a proposal to protect 66 corals under the Endangered Species Act; filed the first-ever petition to establish a Superfund site to clean up plastics pollution in the ocean, around the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands; and unveiled a groundbreaking ocean plastics project urging the EPA to regulate ocean plastics as a pollutant under the Clean Water Act.
We sought Endangered Species Act protection for the orange clownfish -- featured in Finding Nemo -- and seven similarly coral-dependent damselfish threatened by climate change, ocean acidification and the marine aquarium trade. We petitioned for Endangered Species Act protection of great white sharks along the West Coast and achieved protection for false killer whales from death in Hawaiian longlines.
Learn more about our work to save oceans and sea life.
Thanks Monika, your a true friend to the animals.
Such a Long Extensive listing of Wonderful Victories Monika ))))))))))))) ... Thank-You Everyone Involved with this Thread 28/12
OCEANA Victories 2012
The oceans are better off today thanks to you – and I’ve got proof.
Check out the list below. It’s just a handful of the victories you helped secure thanks to your advocacy and support. Every petition you signed, every donation you made, every call you made – it all worked hand in hand with our policy work, our grassroots campaign, and our hard hitting reports and investigative research.
We couldn’t have done it without you, so THANK YOU.
1. You stopped Alibaba.com from selling manta ray products.
When Oceana discovered that the online international marketplace Alibaba.com was selling manta ray products, we asked for your help in stopping it. Nearly 40,000 of you responded by signing our petition, and Alibaba listened, removing manta ray leather products from the website.
2. You won victories for the endangered Pacific leatherback sea turtle.
2012 was a good year for endangered Pacific leatherback sea turtles. We helped establish the first permanent safe haven for leatherbacks in continental U.S. waters this year when the government designated nearly 42,000 square miles of critical habitat off the West Coast. The Pacific leatherback was also designated as California’s official state reptile following a bill sponsored and supported by Oceana with the support of thousands of California citizens and more than 30 conservation groups.
3. You helped win a ban on shark finning from the European Parliament.
The European Parliament approved a strict ban on shark finning, closing a previous loophole in EU law by requiring that all sharks caught in EU waters or caught by EU vessels in international waters must be landed with their fins attached. The EU is the world’s largest exporter of shark fins to Hong Kong and mainland China, so this new rule is a monumental step towards the protection and conservation of sharks around the world.
4. You successfully pushed for Chile to pass sweeping legislation regulating bycatch and bottom trawling.
The Chilean Congress passed sweeping legislation establishing a more robust science-based regulatory system for fisheries. The new laws passed by the Chilean senate close all 118 of Chile’s seamounts to bottom trawling, impose science-based fishing quotas, and improve monitoring on Chilean fishing vessels to drastically reduce untargeted catch, or bycatch. Oceana pushed for these changes for years
5. You moved great white sharks closer to listing under the Endangered Species Act.
Responding to petitions filed by Oceana and allies, the government announced that it will consider the West Coast population of great white sharks for listing under the federal Endangered Species Act by June 2013. This unique population of sharks may only have a few hundred adults remaining. The government’s announcement finally recognizes the threat to this vital predator.
From coast to coast and around the world, Ocean habitat and countless animals and sea creatures are alive and healthy thanks to you. Sometimes in the midst of our day to day work to protect the oceans, we miss out on the bigger picture that we ARE making progress. It’s great to see what we can do when we work together.
Thanks so much for your passion, your actions and your gifts. They’ve all made a big difference.
Rescued From South Korea's Death Markets - Cleo The Cat
Julie- 6 hours ago - ida.convio.net
The victories are a drop in the ocean jan but at least our efforts are not always in vain!
Florida Victory For Elephants And Other Animals Forced To Perform
Julie- 5 hours ago - ida.convio.net
I have just scrolled down very slowly reading and reminding myself of all the good news in this thread. So many victories. I needed that after the grotesque people we have been reading and signing about today. What a great idea this thread is. Thank you Monika and everyone who has contributed to all of these successes. Hugs to all.
A reclusive man, who lived a quiet life, has left a tremendous gift to five no-kill animal shelters in the Chicago, Ill. area.
The man who few knew was Sylvester Czopek, and his gift is a $1.5 million trust which will be distributed to the designated area animal shelters within the next 30 days.
According to Wednesday's Southtown Star, Czopek, the last of five siblings, died at the age of 84 at a Joliet nursing home on Oct. 27, 2011.
At the time of his death, he had no surviving family and left his amassed fortune to what, or rather who, he treasured the most - animals.
His one and only stipulation being that the facilities on the receiving end of his gift be designated as no-kill facilities.
According to Mark Hanson, an attorney who put together Czopek's trust:
“He loved animals more than people and he was interested in helping no-kill shelters and keeping the money relatively local,”
“We sat down and combed the Internet and came up with the five. They’re all no-kill shelters and that’s where he decided to leave his money.”
According to ABC 7News, the shelters receiving Czopek's gift are:
- Will County Humane Society in Shorewood
- West Suburban Humane Society in Downers Grove
- Naperville Area Humane Society
- Animal Welfare League in Chicago Heights
- PAWS Chicago Adoption Center
I'd like to thank everyone for speaking out against the turkey drop. I live only about 20 miles from Yellville, and was horrified when I moved here in 1998 and first heard of it. I've been nagging PETA and city of Yellville for years. On first contact with PETA, I was told that even Bill Clinton had tried to stop it when he was gov. and wasn't able to. I was ashamed to live in the Ozarks. Last year when the FAA and PETA both showed up and no turkeys were thrown, I was so happy! Poor innocents! Alot of people are angry about it though and I don't think the fight is over. Thank you all for caring.
Good News for Tigers in India, Thailand and Russia
Cal- 1 hour ago - wildlifeextra.com
110 Success Stories for Endangered Species Day 2012
Sylvie- 1 hour ago - esasuccess.org
Sandi, I now see the Snoopy image! Its adorable!!! Thanks
California Hunting Ban: Lawmakers Banning Hunting With Hounds
Roxy- 59 minutes ago - huffingtonpost.com
Love to start the day with good news!! Thanks Jan!
Thanks June. Good to hear!
Thanks June! Wonderful news!!
Some victims of animal abuse get happy endings
They say dogs can’t smile but take a look at Evie there and decide for yourself.
A year ago, her chances of survival were next to none. Evie was one of 13 starving, chained pit bulls taken from a Green Level home in October 2011, where at least one dog died of starvation and remains of another were found in a muddy pit. Their owner was sentenced last month for animal cruelty.
Emaciated, in shock and with little social skills, Evie and the other survivors sat in the Burlington Animal Shelter. Few thought any of the dogs could be rehabilitated and adopted.
Now — almost miraculously — Evie is in a permanent, loving home in Chicago. Another, Hope, is in a Lexington, S.C., home. Three others are in foster care, on paths to adoption.
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Merry Christmas dear Barbara and June!
June the tiger pic is soooo nice !!
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Thank you so much my dear friends, I am very touched by your words of support
Thanks Monika, some tremendous results here, so pleased for you to see these results after all the time taking and hard work you have put in on the petitions.
All these victories for the animals are the best Holiday present I could ever get. Sweet little things.
How hypocrite Jan.
Well the slogan of all leaders is "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others" isn't it ?
Glad to see foie gras not eaten in Parliament, but shocked to discover that it had been. These people make the laws and foie gras production is illegal in the UK so how dared they ever eat it in either House.
thank you, dear monika. without you, we would not have been able to accomplish so much!
Defenders of Wildlife" Victories
Together, we brought wild American bison home to the range, fought for new Florida panther habitat and -- one of the most important victories of the year — you helped uphold the Roadless Rule, which protects pristine wildlife habitat.
Among other 2012 milestones:
- Endangered Piping Plovers have new protections
- Manatees are a little bit safer with new protection zones;
- We helped keep oil drilling out of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; and
- Much, much more!
From all of us here at Defenders of Wildlife, thank you for all you do to protect our wildlife and wild places — best wishes for a happy holiday season and new year!
> Peers will no longer be able to enjoy foie gras in the comfort of the
> House of Lords after it was taken off the menu following a campaign by
> an animal rights group.
> The traditional French delicacy is controversial because it is
> produced by force-feeding geese or ducks with grain for up to a month
> before they are slaughtered for their swollen livers.
> Some peers who backed the ban also wanted to banish the unfortunate
> image of earls and baronesses â€œscoffing foie grasâ€� in Parliament while
> elsewhere in the country ordinary families have had to cut back on
> their food budgets.
> A number of members of the chamber, as well as MPs, backed a call for
> the ban by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. It is no
> longer served in the Commons.
> But until recently, members of the Lords and their guests could enjoy
> a range of starters in the elegant Barry Room including quail and foie
> gras at Â£7.50.
> full story:
> http://www.telegrap h.co.uk/news/ politics/ 9758404/Foie- gras-taken- off-the-menu- in-House- of-Lords- after-animal- rights-campaign. html
Good news indeed.
lots of good news. we all need that! thank you, monika! signed all.
Victory for Animals in Labs
Jet Airways, India's second-largest airline, has assured PETA in writing that it will not transport animals to laboratories for use in experiments.
CHINA: More luxury hotels take shark fin off their menu
About 6 percent of luxury hotels in three major Chinese cities have stopped serving shark fin, a survey has found.
Although the controversial delicacy remains on the menu at most hotels, Green Beagle Environment Institute, a Beijing-based non-government organization that was the main sponsor of the survey, said the results are encouraging and reflect increased awareness.
Washington State Community Bans Horse Slaughter for Human Consumption
R T- 12 minutes ago - rtfitchauthor.com
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very good news. thank you, monika.
- In an oddball attempt to break back into the Japanese fast-food market, Wendy's had introduced a burger that contained foie gras—you know, ...
Wonderful Victories Monika Thank-You 18/12
Yes - a great start.
thanks Monika . ending my day with great news!
NIH to Retire Approximately 113 Chimpanzees To Chimp Haven Sanctuary
Florence- 3 hours ago - neavs.org
more great news! thank you, monika.
such great news! for two species. it is a start of respecting animals' lives. thank you!
South Africa: C.A.R.E - Baboons Rescued From Life of Lab. Research
Jill- 6 hours ago - bwcsa.co.za
The Cook Islands Creates the World's Largest Shark Sanctuary
Cal- 4 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
This is really great - thanks for posting Monika. 70 little souls safe.
VICTORY: 70 Beagles Spared Cruel Tests
It's time to rejoice!
In a landmark move, 70 beagles who were imported from China by Advinus Therapeutics, a pharmaceutical laboratory in Bangalore, have been released to People For Animals and Blue Cross Chennai today following a rigorous campaign for their release by PETA India and these groups. The dogs have been removed from quarantine and handed over to animal protection groups with the permission of the Ministry of Environment & Forests.
The rescue was approved after PETA notified the Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experimentation on Animals that it was falsely stated on an Animal Quarantine & Certification Service document that the dogs were "pets", rather than for experiments. PETA also learned that Cathay Pacific Airways, which has a strict policy against transporting animals to laboratories, was misinformed by the supplier, Beijing Marshall Biotechnology Co., Ltd., that the dogs would not be used or killed in a laboratory.
More than fifty thousand people from around the world sent e-mails to authorities calling for the dogs' release.
"Recently, the Minister of Environment and Forests Jayanthi Natarajan flew to Chennai to personally inspect the 70 beagles. PETA commends and thanks Minister Natarajan for giving the serious attention to this case that it deserves", says PETA's Science Policy Advisor, Dr Chaitanya Kumar. "PETA India invites people who are ready to make the lifelong commitment to caring for a dog to adopt these puppies and give them the loving home that they were almost denied."
Experimenters use beagles because of their friendly and docile nature. Beagles in laboratories spend their lonely lives in cages and are often poisoned with drugs, burned with chemicals or cut open in experimental surgical procedures. At the end of most of these experiments, they are killed and dissected.
Anyone in the Chennai area interested in adopting one of the rescued dogs is invited to contact People For Animals (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Blue Cross Chennai (email@example.com).
Well that is a surprising piece of good news. Thank you.
IRAN: Feeding of live donkeys in zoo stopped!!
UPDATE from Dianne's petition:
On Jun 28, 2012, you signed the petition, STOP THE FEEDING OF LIVE DONKEYS TO LIONS AT ZOO. The petition author, Dianne Lynn Elko, has now closed the petition and sent this message to all its signers:
------------ --------- --------- ---
UP-DATE 12/12/12.Petition closed at 4,050 signs....
Reza Javalchi, president of the Iranian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, based in Tehran says, %u201CMany people went to see the donkeys being fed and filmed these gruesome scenes. The zoo had made the feedings into one of its main attractions, with advertisements for it all over the place. While there were very strong reactions to the videos on Facebook, the state radio and television showed no interest in reporting on this.
We asked the head of the zoo to put an end to the feedings. He argued that this was what happened in the wilderness. We explained that in the wild, lions kill their victims in a matter of minutes, while these zoo lions had no hunting experience, and so it took them about an hour to kill a donkey. He finally agreed to halt these feedings for the time being. In Iran, there is no serious punishment for animal cruelty; in the worst-case scenario, perpetrators will be fined about 50 euros.%u201D
Evidently, the donkey feedings have finally been stopped. Observers, france24
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO SIGNED AND SHARED,DIANNE LYNN ELKO
Thanks you Monika
Thank you for all this news.
all noted, and glad to be informed! thank you!
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World's Largest Tuna Commission Grants Protection for Whale Sharks
J.L.- 3 hours ago - pewenvironment.org
Animals We Saved Together In 2012
As you gather with friends and family this holiday season, please reflect on all the innocent animals saved in 2012, as a direct result of your incredible generosity to IDA ...
Think of Yuna, crammed in a cage in South Korea's dog meat markets, to be slaughtered for the dinner table. Your support of IDA saved Yuna - then helped her learn to love, trust, AND find her forever home, where she gets daily tummy rubs and loads of fresh air!
Think of Selma and Anita, baby chimpanzee orphans who became collateral victims of Cameroon's "bush meat" trade. Thirsty, hungry, and hurt when we found them, thanks to you these new best friends are now safe and sound at IDA Africa's Sanaga-Yong refuge. No one will EVER hurt them again.
And sweet Jordan, a precious Mississippi pup savagely soaked with an acid-like liquid that ate his flesh. Near death when discovered, he was unresponsive for days. At last his soft brown eyes opened ... and Jordan smiled! Your gifts to IDA helped our Hope Animal Sanctuary guide him out of the dark and toward his happy new life.
These are just four of the thousands of innocent friends who are alive, happy, and protected this holiday in every corner of the globe, because of your concern for animals and your belief in IDA
WildEarth Guardians' historic Endangered Species Act settlement agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service continues to advance protections for 252 species. Now two years old, the agreement has already resulted in 54 species protected under the ESA and the designation of 94,689 acres and 2,032 stream miles of critical habitat to support their recovery. These include a suite of freshwater mussels in Alabama and Florida (native North American freshwater mussels are one of the most imperiled groups of animals on the planet), a large number of Hawaiian species, and three plants threatened by energy development in Colorado. Another highlight is the recent proposal to protect the lesser prairie-chicken as "threatened" under the Act. This charming little grassland bird has been waiting for protection for nearly 15 years, despite serious threats from oil and gas drilling and livestock grazing.
'Montana's Wolverines Keep Their Furs
A state court—at the prompting of WildEarth Guardians and our partners—issued a temporary ban on trapping wolverines in Montana less than 24 hours before the season was set to begin on December 1. Montana, the only state to allow wolverine trapping in the lower 48, had put this rare species at further risk of extinction by holding an annual trapping season. The court will now make a more permanent ruling that could either make the ban permanent or even reinstate the trapping season. Perfectly adapted to their high-elevation habitats, wolverines quickly traverse atop deep snows and cover rough terrains using their large, crampon-clawed feet. While this fierce survivalist can withstand freezing temperatures, hold their own against grizzly bears, and survive in the most spartan icy habitats, wolverines simply cannot best cruel leg-hold traps. Now Montana’s wolverines enjoy a reprieve as our case winds its way through court, and the species likely listing by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service next year under the Endangered Species Act aims to protect them from traps well into the future.
Watch this awe-inspiring documentary, “Chasing the Phantom,” to see wolverines in action.
For the third year, ACTAsia is working with a network of Chinese groups to raise public awareness of the Chinese fur industry, which is currently the biggest in the world. Millions of foxes, mink, dog, cats and rabbits are sacrificed annually to fulfill to growing demand for fur.
Starting with a strategy planning meeting in September, where we mobilised the most effective groups on the No Fur campaign from previous years, more than 60 anti-fur awareness events have taken place across the country. Animal groups, college students and other volunteer groups from North to South China have staged events to raise awareness on the cruelty behind fur.
Many celebrities are showing their support for the No Fur campaign. Among them internationally acclaimed film director Hou Xiaoxian and famous model/actress Vivian Zhang.
Mrs. Zhang used to endorse fur clothing but is rejecting the use of fur altogether, now she knows what happens in the fur industry.
Popular Chinese rockband Pet Conspiracy has also joined and will spread the anti-fur message during their tour in China, Asia and Europe.
ACTAsia has become the official representative in China for the Fur Free Retailer programme, which recognises and supports retailers who have committed, in writing, to a no fur policy. Joined by prominent people from the fashion industry, we held a press conference to launch the programme. At the event, the first retailers signed up to the programme, and the event was reported widely on online news sites.
In November, volunteers from ACTAsia and Shenzhen Cats, gave a fabulous street performance at the Shenzhen Fringe Festival. Dressed as cavemen, they conveyed the message that wearing fur is prehistorical behaviour of wearing fur and doesn't fit in modern society.
Because of the great response last year, we have opened another self-portrait photo competition, where Chinese citizens can demonstrate their creativity by submitting an image displaying their message against fur.
ACT ASIA - How we helped animals in 2012
Protests do help!
In Harbin (Northern China) a regulation stating that specific breeds of dogs and specific sizes would be banned from November 2012. Only one dog would be permitted per household. The Municpality announced that anyone who did not comply with the regulations would be penalised and the animals confiscated.
ACTAsia together with Harbin Small Animal Protection Society, organised national and international protests. We are pleased that no discriminate mass culling and confiscation has happened. We continue to monitor the situation.
Investment of the world biggest Foie Gras farm finally ended
British company Creek Projects Investments was about to fund the building of the world’s biggest factory farm for producing foie gras (made by force-feeding ducks and geese) in China.
ACTAsia worked together with local group Green Beagle and other international animal organisations to issue a joint statement to the provincial government and media. Thanks to animal protectionists worldwide, Creek Projects announced that the operation has been suspended as a result of 'concerns from the public'. In October this year, the project was withdrawn. This is a great victory for the campaigners and mainly for the eight million ducks and two million geese that would have been tortured and slaughtered there.
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Historic Victory for the Gulf Coast
Audubon president David Yarnold said that this year's RESTORE Act "is an act of hope and faith in America that has been generations in coming, and it's the biggest conservation funding victory Congress has ever delivered." Read more.
This new National Wildlife Refuge will provide habitat for Florida Scrub-Jays, Southern Bald Eagles, Audubon's Crested Caracaras, Florida Sandhill Cranes, and Florida Grasshopper Sparrows, and is one of Audubon's top priorities for Everglades restoration. Read more.
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The governments of French Polynesia and the Cook Islands have banned the possession, sale, and trade of shark products and have ended commercial shark fishing. Their waters are now the world's largest contiguous shark sanctuary. Read more about French Polynesia and the Cook Islands.
Costa Rica Hunting Ban Passed Unanimously By Congress
Dianne Ly- 3 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
THANK YOU DESANKA !!!!!!!!! This is a great Victory !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks to you, the dedicated animal's advocates.... CARE2 VICTORY!!!STRAY OR ABANDONED ANIMALS FROM SMEDEREVO ARE NOT GOING TO LABORATORIES
THIS IS THE RESPONSE FROM THE MAYOR OF SMEDEREVO
Zahvaljujem vam na sugestiji. Greskom sluzbenika gradske uprave doslo je do usvajanja ove Odluke.
Brzo smo reagovali i tako ce se clan 40 Odluke o uslovima drzanja, postupanja i zastite domacih zivotinja izmeniti i sporne odredbe koje se odnose na naucno istrazivacki rad bice izbacene vec na sledecoj sednici Skupstine grada, koja ce se odrzati 17. decembra 2012. godine.
Gradonacelnik grada Smedereva
Dr Jasna Avramovic
TRANSLATION IN ENGLISH
Thank you for your suggestion. The City government officials by mistake adopted this Decision.
We reacted quickly and Section 40 of the Decision about the housing conditions, treatment and protection of domestic animals, and arguable decree related to the scientific research will be abolish at the next conference of the City Parliament, which will be held on 17 December 2012.
The Mayor of Smederevo
Dr. Jasna Avramovic
Noted All Victories Current Monika Thank-You Everyone 12/12
It's not only the beach dear Jan , why people - men- goes to this country. Besides their problems with animal abuse , they have the problem/popularity with another terrible abuse.
They need to do something about that too.
Never thought I would see the day - I hope it works too. That country is such a tourist trap - why do people go there? No beach is worth the misery their animals endure. I cannot imagine walking through a place and coming across dog meat for sale.
I hope and hope that this is going to work !!!
good news. thanks for sharing.
Glad to see you back dear Sandra!
At a seminar held in Bangkok at the Royal Navy Auditorium, participants including representatives from the Royal Thai Navy, the Canine Police Force, the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Social Development and Human security, the Ministry of Public Health and the Department of Livestock Development agreed to a request that the prime minister declare a national agenda to end the trade of dogs in Thailand, destined for human consumption.
They also suggested education programs and campaigns to instill a sense of responsibility and social conscience in Thai People.
All great news. All noted and one petition signed. Thank you Monika and June.
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Noted and signed current Monika Thank-You Everyone Graphics are Lovely Sandi and June 9/12
great news, really great. thank you, monika!
Glad to see - but how awful that military dogs' care is not automatic. Hope that dog fighting will now be tackled with the ferocity it deserves. The spectators are every bit as guilty as the dog owners.
Noted All Monika Such Wonderful Victories Thank-You All for your posts, photos and Graphics 9/12
Awww June, how wonderful this pic is!!! So much peace in it !
Not really a victory but a glimpse of hope....
'Russia, China Count Leopards
It's nice to read the good news posted here because frankly, all I generally see is so depressing I can hardly stand it. It's nice to know good things come from all the hard work. Thanks.
Note and viewed and Read about the Victories Current Monika Thank-You Everyone 6/12
Message from WildEarth Guardians
(WildEarth Guardians mission is to protect and restore the wildlife, wild places and wild rivers of the American West)
Thank you very much my dear friends!
2012 Wildlife Victories (Video)
Click here to watch video:
'Your support this past year has made a world of difference for at-risk animals all across America.
Thank you for all you do for polar bears, bison, brown pelicans, and all of our nation's wildlife!
for this thread, after a morning of depressing news,it's good to see we actually get things accomplished.
Some Manta rays for those who celebrate the holidays as I do not myself.
at least it's ocean related,lol
All Noted and Current Monika Thank-You All for offering Words of Encouragement Wonderful Photos , Tags. and Graphics Sandi and June 6/12
thank you for sharing, monika. this is very optimistic.
From: Info @ Free The Bears
Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2012 7:14 AM
Subject: RE: India's animal rights activists claim victory over "dancing
Since 2002 and working very closely with Wildlife SOS, India, Free the Bears
Fund (FT have provided "seed" money to give to Kalandar tribesmen so they
can begin another form of income rather than using the sloth bears on the
roads of India as a tourist attraction. Their bear was then surrendered
into the care of Wildlife SOS and taken into a sanctuary.
Raising over $1. Million AUD and rescuing over 500 sloth "dancing" bears
Free The Bears Fund brought this sad and cruel trade to an end on December
18th 2009 when the very last known 'dancing' bear was taken into the
Bannerghatta Sanctuary in Bangalore. Sloth bears are highly endangered and
numbers are declining rapidly in the wild.
"Raju" a 'dancing' bear has now been rehabilitated and along with other
bears rescued by the fund now enjoys a much improved way of life. Free from
the harness on his face and on a very good diet of porridge, milk, fruits
and honey "Raji's" health and the health of the other rescued bears have
Since 2002, Free The Bears Fund was determined to end this trade and will
celebrate 10 years on the 25th December 2012 when the first twenty five
bears arrived at the Agra Sanctuary with funds raised by Free The Bears Fund
for their rescue by caring people from Australia, the UK and other
All the sanctuaries where the rescued bears now live are the Bannerghatta,
Agra and Bophal sanctuaries. These sanctuaries are fully financed by Free
The Bears Fund, Australia and International Animal Rescue UK. (IAR)
Funds have also been raised and given to Wildlife SOS to provide the
necessary infrastructure to build night dens, swimming pools and climbing
platforms for the bears both mental and physical enrichment.
International Animal Rescue has also been involved in the Kalandar
Rehabilitation Program providing training in many different occupations so
the Kalandar men and women are now able to earn a new form of income for
Mrs Maneka Gandhi also helped raise funds for the bears rescue by visiting
Australia on a fundraising tour a few years ago.
The success of ending the 'dancing' bear trade, a practice which dates back
to the time of the Moguls was largely due to Free The Bears Fund,
International Animal Rescue and Wildlife SOS working as a team and we are
proud of our success.
Founder and Chairperson
www.facebook. com/freethebears fund
June these are great news !!!
thank you, dear daphne. we are all so proud of you!
Well done Daphne - you are worth a billion and more of those who do nothing. You have just proved that pressure WORKS and made us feel our signatures are not in vain.
Thank you my dear friends! We all need to know WHY we are fighting so hard!!!
Applaud our dear friend Daphne please !! She did it!! Got this fantastic update today!°!
Nigeria stopped its plans for dog meat market !!!!!!!!
Wed, 5 Dec 2012 00:26:09 +0200Daphne DimitriadiMONIKA
After my petition,latest media news I got,crossed fingers they won't change minds.i have created huge mess they said!!!! Lol yea
PS: this was the topic :
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Woo Hoo... Doing the happy dance!
see the golden seals sunning themselves on bouys in San Diego everywhere,I will give them a hug for you . They are actually huge,sometimes see them on the docks look like a couple hundred pounds.
Good news you cannot post enough Monika
gladly signed. thank you, monika.
Victory for California Harbour Seals
Not sure if this was posted already:
all done. NO MORE DANCING BEARS! yes!!!!!! thank you, monika.
All Current Monika Thank-You Everyone Love your Depiction of Fantasia (Disney) Desanka 4/12
Many people say that they don't see the point of writing letters or signing petitions as a form of protest. But many small voices together can make a big noise.
Thank you dear friends
Yayyyyyy!!!! Thank you God for helping these poor animals and for the amazing humans that made it possible. Please answer all my other prayers for our animals on earth.
India's animal rights activists claim victory over "dancing bears"
A state court—at the prompting of WildEarth Guardians and our partners—issued a temporary ban on trapping of wolverines in Montana on Friday less than 24 hours before the trapping season was set to begin on Saturday, December 1.
Montana is the only state to allow wolverine trapping in the lower 48, putting the rare species at further risk of extinction.
A Montana District Court judge halted trapping while he considers several conservation organizations’ complaint that trapping endangers Montana’s small, isolated population of wolverines. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service believes wolverine populations are in danger of extinction and will propose that the species be protected under the Endangered Species Act in 2013.
Wolverines are elusive denizens of frozen mountaintops throughout several western states. They are perfectly adapted to their high-elevation habitats and will travel miles and miles atop deep snow and rough terrain using their large crampon-clawed feet in search of food, mates, and a home.
While this ultimate survivalist is more than capable of providing for itself, it has no defense against traps. And now the wolverines in Montana can breathe a sigh of relief, as trapping was a certain source of cruel deaths.
Montana currently allows five wolverines to be trapped and killed each season. For now at least, no wolverines will be trapped.
WildEarth Guardians and our allies are courageously represented by the Western Environmental Law Center in this case.
We hope this victory for wolverines helps them for the generations to come!
Carnivore Protection Director
Noted, signed and Current Monika : Thank-You Everyone : 30/11
Victory For Toronto Zoo Elephants!
IDA members know that several times we've asked you to write letters on behalf of the Toronto Zoo elephants. You responded by the thousands. On November 27, The Toronto City Council voted overwhelmingly in favor of sending three elephants - Toka, Thika and Iringa - to the PAWS sanctuary in California.
In 2009, The Toronto Zoo made IDA's list of the Ten Worst Zoos for Elephants after the deaths of four elephants in less than four years. Since then, we have supported the efforts of Toronto advocates and the city council to make this humane and long-overdue relocation happen. This is a major victory for elephants and for IDA. Thanks for your support! When you send letters and ask yourself "will this do any good?", let this be a reminder that, together, our voices can be quite loud, and people do listen.
Israel to Become First Nation to Ban Horse-Drawn Vehicles from Streets and Highways
campaign_cartTel Aviv, November 29 â€“ Israel will become the first country to
ban horse-drawn carts from city streets and highways once the Knesset Finance
Committee approves the Ministry of Transportationâ€™s new regulations that were
suggested to it by Hakol Chai (Everything Lives), the Israeli sister charity of
the U.S.-based Concern for Helping Animals in Israel (CHAI). CHAI is part of the
International Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages. Organizations and
individuals who are members of the coalition have been working in many countries
to end this outmoded and cruel practice, but Israel will be the first to impose
a nationwide ban.
â€œ We are thrilled to see the light at the end of the tunnel in our struggle to
end this terrible, outmoded phenomenon that has no place in the modern state of
Israel,â€ said Hakol Chai representative, Michal Volansky.
Horses and donkeys are used in Israel to haul furniture, scrap metal, rocks from
construction sites, heavy produce like watermelons to market, and old clothing.
They are often starved, beaten, denied veterinary and farrier care, forced to
stand in the hot sun all day without water, and to wear ill-fitting harnesses
that gouge into their flesh and create untreated wounds. At the end of the
summer or when they are too ill or weak to work, they are abandoned. Some
collapse in the street, still in their harnesses.
International animal protection organizations sent congratulatory letters to
Transportation Minister Israel Katz in honor of Horses Without Carriages
International Day, December 1, praising his decision to adopt Hakol Chaiâ€™s
suggested regulations and expressing gratitude for his forward step that
demonstrates positive and humane leadership. People for the Ethical Treatment of
Animals (PETA) President, Ingrid Newkirk, emphasized that â€œinhumane and
dangerous conditions cannot be corrected with regulation; this ban is the only
solution.â€ Elizabeth Forel, President of Horses Without Carriages
International, noted the success of coalition members in focusing media
attention on this worldwide problem and in gaining the support of numerous
celebrities. Besides Hakol Chai in Israel, the global coalition of groups and
individuals includes active members in many U.S. and Canadian cities and in
international cities including Dublin, Florence, Rome and Vienna.
CHAI/Hakol Chaiâ€™s campaign to end this cruel phenomenon, launched over ten
years ago, repeatedly exposed severe abuse to these animalsâ€”some of which the
NGO rescued and rehabilitatedâ€”closed down horses abusers, appealed to the
Ministry of Transportation and Mayors throughout the country, presented a
proposal to the Tel Aviv City Council that resulted in its discussing the issue
for the first time, held demonstrations, launched a major rally at which
celebrity singers and musicians performed, and more. Over the past month, Hakol
Chai representatives worked with legal and other professional advisors from the
Ministry and the Police to draft suggested wording for the new legislation,
which will go to the Finance Committee in the Knesset for final approval.
â€œ We will now turn our efforts to ensuring that the law is enforced everywhere
in the country ,â€ said Volansky. Current actions include a â€œwitnessâ€
campaign, urging people throughout the country to use their cell phones to send
Hakol Chai photos of cart horses and their drivers so it can assess the extent
and location of the problem and so when the new regulation is enacted, it can
quickly notify the police to issue fines and remove the animals from the
CHAI/Hakol Chai also campaigns to prevent gambling on horse racing from coming
to Israel and promotes character values and critical thinking via its
educational programs in both the Jewish and Arab sectors .
9.6 Million Acres of Critical Habitat Finalized for Northern Spotted Owls
Last week the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service protected 9.6 million acres of "critical habitat" for threatened northern spotted owls across federal lands in Washington, Oregon and Northern California. Conservation groups, including the Center for Biological Diversity, that had worked for years to maximize protections for the owl hailed the increase in overall acreage since the Bush era; but we remain concerned about the exclusion of private and state lands the owl needs (a 4.2 million acre cut from what the Service had most recently proposed).
"This decision marks the end of a dark chapter in the Endangered Species Act's implementation when politics were allowed to blot out science," said Noah Greenwald, the Center's endangered species director. "But it's deeply disappointing that the Obama administration has elected to exclude all private and most state lands, which are absolutely essential to the recovery of the spotted owl and dozens of other wildlife species."
Conservation groups are worried about possible ongoing logging in the owl's mature forest habitat: At most, 20 percent of the Pacific Northwest's original old-growth forests remain. Old-tree stands provide crucial shelter for salmon, steelhead and other species, as well as spotted owls; they're key sources of clean water and help to curb global warming.
Read our coalition's press release and check out this Associated Press article.
Victory: University Ends Deadly Pig Labs!
Following a vigorous PETA campaign, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) has confirmed that it has not used any pigs for crude trauma training exercises in more than a year and that it has no future plans to do so!
PETA urged MUSC to modernize its curriculum after learning that trainees continued to cut holes into the throats and chests of live pigs in a cruel training laboratory even though the university used state-of-the-art simulators to teach the same skills in other courses.
PETA's three-year effort to save pigs at MUSC included complaints to authorities that prompted citations for violations of federal animal welfare law, protests near campus, and an online campaign through which thousands of people wrote to the school via e-mail, Facebook, and Twitter.
We applaud MUSC's compassionate decision to end its cruel and archaic pig laboratory, and we urge you to help us continue to push other institutions to do the same.
Thank you for your support.
Not everybody agrees with the new polish rules to finish ritual slaughter :
Polish Ruling on Kosher Meat Angers Jews
Good for Poland. As for Germany I could not believe my eyes when I read that they legalised bestiality in 1969!!! Mr Kiok and his like should be castrated and left to bleed to death. Let us hope that the new ammendment goes through. At least the pressure has got that far.
good to hear. thanks for the info.
Both great Victories !!!
Polish Court Nixes Ritual Animal Slaughter (!!)
> A top court in Poland said Tuesday that the ritual slaughter of
> animals by religious groups, including Jews and Muslims, violates the
> country's constitution and animal protection laws.
> The ruling puts it in conflict with European Union rules that allow
> the practice on the grounds of religious freedom.
> In a victory for animal rights activists, the Constitutional Tribunal
> said regulations allowing for animals to have their throats cut and
> then bleed to death without previously being stunned are against
> Polish law. It also said that in issuing regulations that allow for
> such practices, the agriculture minister exceeded his powers and
> violated the constitution.
> full story:
Germany to Ban Sex with Animals !!
WE CAN ALL USE SOME GOOD NEWS. THANK YOU, MONIKA!
Thank you for the good news!
Environment: A good day for nature in Europe
Brussels, 26 November 2012
Nearly 25 000 km2 of invaluable natural expanse have been added to the Natura 2000 network. This network of protected sites is the EU's primary tool in the fight to conserve Europe’s rich biodiversity. The Commission has now formally approved the inclusion in the network of a further 235 sites, proposed by Member States for recognition as "Sites of Community Importance". Member States will have six years to put the necessary measures in place to protect these sites. The latest update concerns 20 Member States and covers all nine of the network's bio-geographical regions – the Alpine, Atlantic, Black Sea, Boreal, Continental, Macaronesian, Mediterranean, Pannonian and Steppic regions. Natura 2000 now covers 768 000 km2 (17.9 %) of the EU landmass and more than 217 000 km2 (approx. 4 %) of its seas...
Source: Environment: A good day for nature in Europe
Very good news.
YES!!!!! SIGNED. THANK YOU!
VERY OPTIMISTIC NEWS! THANK YOU, MONIKA!
Time for some GOOD NEWS again!
Update: Happy Holidays for the Twin Peaks Wild Horses and Burros
R T- 18 minutes ago - rtfitchauthor.com
County in New York approves animal abuse registry
Animal abuse offenders in Westchester County, N.Y. will soon have their cruel misdeeds made public thanks to a unanimous vote by the Westchester County Board of Legislators.
According to Tuesday's Westchester News, new legislation will not only mandate that convicted animal abusers be listed in a public database of animal abuse offenders, but those offenders will also be prohibited from owning, adopting or otherwise possessing (or exercising control over) any animals.
The county legislators made their unanimous decision based upon known ties between animal cruelty and domestic abuse, citing testimony from Roxanne Beecher, Co-Chair of the Animal Law Committee of the Westchester County Bar Association, who stated that:
71% of abused or battered women report that their abuser has hurt or killed animals, 32% of battered women with children report that their children have hurt or killed animals, and 25-48% of battered women report delaying leaving their abuser for fear of their animal being abused.
that 40% of battered women report that they are forced to perform sexual acts with animals, 48% of rapists have committed acts of animal cruelty as adolescents, 30% of child molesters have committed acts of animal abuse, and 15% of active rapists also rape animals.
Supporters of the new legislation are hopeful that the public registry will help protect not only animals, but children. The registry should help to ensure that children in foster care are not placed into homes with known animal abusers.
Read more about this important legislation here.
Westchester To Establish Registry Of Animal Abuse Offenders
Dianne Ly- 13 minutes ago - westchester.com
I agree with Barbara ! Beautiful dear June ! Thanks for posting!
Such a Beautiful Creature June Thnx for sharing
Yayyyy!!! for All The Current Victories that have been posted Monika, Lenicka, Gabriela, Kelly, June and Sandi !!!! ) ) ) ALL FOR THE ANIMALS
Well - that is nothing short of a miracle.
Ecuadorean Capital Cancels Annual Bullfighting Festival
Simone- 2 hours ago - washingtonpost.com
Thanks to that donation, the ASPCA has opened a temporary shelter in the Bedford–Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y.
According to Saturday's press release from the ASPCA, the emergency boarding facility is intended to help hundreds of animals who have been displaced by super storm Sandy.
According to Tim Rickey, senior director of ASPCA Field Investigations and Response:
We recognize the great need to help pet owners during this difficult time by temporarily caring for their animals while they get back on their feet,”
“The ASPCA is working with local and national animal welfare agencies to assist animals affected by the storm, and we’re grateful to have these valued partners helping us manage the emergency boarding facility and provide relief for both people and pets alike.”
Pet owners who need temporary sheltering for their pets should bring, along with their pet, one government-issued photo ID (i.e. driver’s license, passport, military ID, or non-driver ID) and a proof of address (i.e. utility bill, driver’s license).
The ASPCA encourages owners to bring their pets in a carrier and crate, and advises them to ensure that the pets have on a collar with ID tags. If possible, vaccination records, along with any medications or special foods, should be brought.
Pets in need of temporary housing will be accepted at the following location:
ASPCA Emergency Boarding Facility, 1508 Herkimer Street, Brooklyn, N.Y., 11233
We will continue our disaster relief work to help animal victims in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, and hope that the emergency boarding facility will allow pet owners to focus on rebuilding their lives,”
“It will take time, but we will work as a community, and the ASPCA will continue to provide ongoing assistance, personnel and resources as long as we’re needed.”
Displaced pets currently housed at evacuation centers in NYC will be transported to this temporary boarding facility by the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's animals over the next few days.
Since the storm, the ASPCA has been in Sandy-affected areas to rescue and reunite animals with their families, distribute critical supplies and provide veterinary care for animals impacted.
The ASPCA has assisted nearly 16,000 animals in New York City and Long Island and over 300 animals have been rescued by ASPCA responders.
Additionally, the ASPCA partnered with PetSmart Charities, Inc. to provide pet supplies to thousands of pet owners throughout the region. Other groups who have contributed to pet food distribution include the American Red Cross, New York Yankees, Hugo Neu Corporation, Del Monte Foods, Purina, IAMS and Mars.
Hello Jan !
Every victory, big or small, gives us energy to continue our fight !
Thank you June ! What wonderful news to start the day!!
Whales WIN! The California Coastal Commission Sends PG&E Packing
J.L.- 12 hours ago - greenpeaceblogs.org
OMG, june. i am all teary-eyed. what a beautiful and wonderful ending! thank you so much for sharing! God bless homer.
The terrified, 3-legged dog who was out of options, and out of time, at the Levy County, Fla. animal control, has been rescued.
Phoenix Animal Rescue heard about the dog who was too frightened to move, and they quickly took action to ensure that he would leave the facility alive.
His name is now Homer, and he was literally paralyzed with fear when he sat at his kennel run in the animal control building. In fact, when rescuers arrived to remove him from that facility, he had to be completed sedated and transported on a stretcher.
Following his departure from that facility - the facility where Homer intuitively knew that he was in grave danger - things changed dramatically.
At his foster home, he quickly snuggled up and bonded with his new person. He also met, and played with, another dog who lives there.
In fact, out of the facility, Homer is a completely different canine - a dog with hope and a zest for life.
Homer knows that he is safe and it shows.
Thank you to everyone who networked for this frightened dog and a huge thank you to Phoenix Animal Rescue for taking a chance on a dog who know one else would.
Noted, signed and Current Monika : Thnx to All who have contributed to this Thread :
it is truly wonderful to get some good news among all the torture and murder we must fight against. thank you!
thanks for sharing!
Monika/lenicka for sharing the wonderful news
Noted and Thank-You for posting Victories for the Animals ( Mostly) Will pray for the Others :0 Thnx Monika and Dear Lenicka ( Encouragement to go on )Special Thnx for All others who have contributed to this Encouraging Thread ...
This is such a cheering thread to read - it does brighten up the morning. Thank you!!!
American Samoa, a U.S. territory in the Pacific Ocean, has taken action to protect sharks within its waters. Shark fishing is now banned, and the sale, possession, and distribution of fins and other shark parts are prohibited. By taking action to protect these apex predators, American Samoans are preserving not only a living resource, but also an important part of their heritage. Read more.
The Australian government has formally proclaimed the world’s largest system of marine parks around its coastline, a monumental achievement for ocean conservation. These new conservation areas, which include the pristine Coral Sea, will protect fragile and critical habitats that contain a wealth of marine biodiversity. View photos of these important areas.
both signed. good news! thank you!
Thank you my dear friends! It brightens my day to read these good news
thank you, dear lenicka! what a wonderful news item!
Victory - IDA Lawsuit Stalls Plan To Kill Deer
Last week we told you about our lawsuit in the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia to stop the National Park Service (NP from killing over 100 white-tailed deer in Rock Creek Park in Washington D.C. Rock Creek Park is a refuge of natural beauty nestled in the nation's bustling capital.
As a result of IDA's lawsuit, filed with several D.C. residents, the NPS agreed to drop its plans to use sharpshooters to bait and kill deer in Rock Creek Park. Instead, the NPS agreed to not kill any deer pending the Court's resolution of our claims, and asked the Court to rule on the matter by March 15, 2013.
The NPS plan called for luring hungry deer with food and then shooting them with high-powered rifles. In areas close to homes, the deer would be killed with crossbows and arrows, which can result in a slow and painful death. Since the plan is dependent upon winter weather for scarce food supply and easy visibility when the leaves are off the trees, a postponement to March 15 will likely delay any plans to kill deer for at least a year.
Our suit alleges that by choosing to kill native wildlife for the first time since the park was established in 1890, NPS is violating the law that created the park, which requires NPS to preserve wildlife in their "natural condition, as nearly as possible." We expect that the NPS' decision to kill half of Rock Creek Park's 313 deer will be declared unlawful and stopped permanently. In the meantime, none of the 157 deer slated for death by gunfire or arrows will be killed.
such awesome news! thank you, sweetie!
Wonderful news thanks for the update.
No bull running for Toronto!!!
AWESOME! thank you for this news!
Noted and All Current Monika Thnx for All the Wonderful News VICTORIES!!!! Yayyy!!!
All signed and Noted Current Monika :0 Thnx Also Thnx June :
thank you, june and monika. great to sign this.
Individuals familiar with the staggering "kill" statistics at animal control facilities are cheering for a new ordinance which will ban the sale of commercially bred animals at Los Angeles, Calif. area pet stores.
According to Thursday's publication of the Los Angeles Times, the city is poised to pass an ordinance which will require pet stores to only "sell" animals from area shelters, rescues and humane societies.
The ground-breaking change has been spear-headed by Councilman Paul Koretz, who has made it his mission to fight for animals "cannot speak for themselves."
The Los Angeles City Council tentatively adopted this ordinance with a 12-2 vote.
Some pet stores in the city are calling this change unfair.
According to Koreatown pet shop owner, Candice Ro:
"It's just making us suffer,"
Ro may be surprised to discover that hundreds of purebred puppies are dying each week at animal care facilities in her own city - a fact which is indicative of true suffering.
Pet stores who violate the new ordinance could face misdemeanor charges and fines.
Hugs to you, too, dear June !
Patrick's Law Unanimously Passes Through N.J. Senate Vote - National Pet Rescue | Examiner.Com
Dianne Ly- 3 hours ago - examiner.com
Noted all Monika, Lenicka and Gabriela Thnx for Graphic June
Monika/Lenika/Gabriela/Sara for sharing the wonderful news
excellent news for the animals. thank you, monika dear.
We have some exciting news to share with you! After more than 40,000 PETA supporters, including you, wrote to NBC about the use of Crystal the monkey and other wild animals on Animal Practice, the network has canceled the series.
PETA wrote to NBC prior to the show's airing pointing out that wild animals used for TV and film typically undergo physical abuse during pre-production training sessions and are subjected to unnatural and unhealthy living conditions. In addition to our action alert, PETA's efforts included weekly protests outside NBC headquarters in Los Angeles and New York and letters to the show's advertisers asking them to pull their ads from the show. We kept the pressure on through our network of hundreds of thousands of followers on Facebook and Twitter, who helped spread our message.
The cancelation of Animal Practice sends the strong message that using animals for cheap laughs on TV shows is archaic and uninteresting to today's viewers, who are sophisticated enough to know that not only is putting a monkey in a lab coat not funny, it's also cruel.
Thank you for letting your voice be heard and for all that you do for animals!
What a great organization! Thank you Lenicka for posting
Alabama Nonprofit Spay/Neuter Clinics Saved! 10/11/2012
You did it! Today we’re celebrating with Alabama residents, veterinarians, and legislators who stood up to save their state’s nonprofit spay/neuter clinics.
A proposed rule before the Alabama State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners would have banned nonprofit groups from owning and operating spay/neuter clinics or veterinary equipment, and also would have prevented veterinarians from working with such groups.
We responded with a proactive campaign that involved organizing thousands of phone calls to veterinarians around the state asking where they stood on the new rules, putting their answers online, and mobilizing Alabamans to take action.
After hearing overwhelming support for the clinics and opposition to the rule from these advocates, the board unanimously voted down the proposal.
what a week!!!! so much happiness! so many amazing victories! this news is leaving me felling elated! thank you for the post dear monika. it is so thrilling!
Dissection Victory in California!
both signed. thank you, dear.
Victory for Bears and Buffalo: DOL Helicopter Grounded!
Dianne Ly- 8 hours ago - salsa.democracyinaction.org
Great news from our dear friend Sara W. I voted for Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, of course
Hi, everyone! I hope most of you know what I'm talking about with this, but Puma's Project Pink competition finally tallied up all the votes and the winner of a very large donation ($120,000) from Puma is Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation! This foundation conducts research to end breast cancer, but does so without animal research! This is a great win for furthering the cure for breast cancer and for animals! Thanks so much to all who voted!
Thanks Ladies for your replies.
This topic will be updated with good news! As Gabriela said above, we all need victories once in a while ! Please feel free to share your good news with us !
thanks for sharing the good news Monika
great news! gabriela, i keep laughing every time i look at your little dancing faces! you are adorable! signed both. thank you.
Finally, some good news! These small or big victories encourages us to not abandon the battle against animal cruelty.
Thank you dear Monika for posting. Have a beautiful day!
VICTORY No Turkeys Dropped at Arkansas Festival VICTORY
Kelly - 36 minutes ago - victoriesfortheanimals.wordpress.com