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Lets fight to protect the animals together #2 May 01, 2005 5:51 PM

I figured not to get the first one all bulked up so we can keep in track.

For the Puma's

Hello Everyone,

As you may have heard, “Officials” in San Jose, California shot and killed a Mountain Lion last week . . .

Here's the Original Story:

http://www.ktvu.com/news/4417507/detail.html


Please also check out these:

http://www.nbc11.com/news/4417569/detail.html



Here you can listen/watch a couple of Videos related to the Mountain Lion killing:


The Story:

"Video On Demand: Robert Handa On Mountain Lion Being Shot In San Jose "

http://www.ktvu.com/video/4419849/detail.html



. . . And just yesterday, there was another Mountain Lion sighting in a San Jose neighborhood! . . . "Officials" searched for this one as well, shotgun in hand, but were not able to locate the cat who they say must have retreated back into the hills before they arrived . . .


In response, they want to ammend Bill# AB 24 (which currently protects Mountain Lions), so that they can kill more lions!!

"Video On Demand: Jesse Gary Reports On Mountain Lion Bill "

http://www.ktvu.com/video/4329200/detail.html



Is ammending the Bill in order to kill more Lions (the ONLY/FEW REMAINING Indiginous AMERICAN LIONS!) the answer? . . . Incidentally, there is currently a new law in the Bay Area that allows the killing of Deer because they are "overpopulated" (note: Mountain Lions are the natural predator of Deer and naturally keep the populations healthy and in check!!) . . . And, by "experts" own admission, the reason Mountain Lion/Cougar sightings are becomming more and more frequent is because WE have been encrouching on THEIR territory (KNOWN LION TERRITORY) and building residential habitats in those areas ~ thereby pusing the Lions/Cougars out (while at the same time, depleting and/or displacing their natural food sources)!! . . .

I couldn't find any Petitions or Actions re: this case, specifically, but here are a couple of other American Lion/Cougar Petitions:

Stop the Oregon's Cougar-Killing Study

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/554435532

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/842248180


. . . If ANYONE knows of any other Moutain Lion/Cougar/Etc. Petitions, please let me know! : )


BTW, don't forget to contact the TV Station with your comments/opinions!!

frannews@ktvu.com


Thank you,

Maire, aka

Cosmic Rhino ]:<)
    

Petition to make animal abuse laws stronger in australia

Heya guys...

As you know over the last 6 to 12 months abuse of animals, especially kittens, in Australia has increased.

Unfortunatly when caught the culprits barely get a slap on their wrists before being sent on there way.

Please sign the following partitiion to help try and set this right.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/619391748
      

Carol Bischoff

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 May 01, 2005 6:09 PM

for the grey hounds

    

For  a poor Wolf

Dear Friends,
I just received this e-mail after e-mailing them about that poor dear wolf:

Colleen


From: Ozgun Ozturk
Date: 05/01/05 14:40:35
To: ozgun@weblebi.com
Subject: thanks a lot


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 May 01, 2005 6:14 PM

 East Coast Radio Show Features UPC and Chickens - Tune in May 1
Central Jersey 1450AM WCTC 12 Noon - 1:30pm EDT "Animal Talk"

Get a jumpstart on "International Respect for Chickens Day"! if you live in Central New Jersey, Staten Island or are in your car in NJ or eastern Pennsylvania, tune in this Sunday, May 2 from 12 Noon to 1:30 pm EDT to "Animal Talk" on Central Jersey 1450AM WCTC. Host Suzanne Dragan is devoting her entire show to "International Respect for Chickens Day"! She'll have chicken facts & trivia, chicken stories, chicken contests and fun all about chickens. The show highlight will be an interview from 1 -1:30pm with Dr. Karen Davis, President of United Poultry Concerns. So, don't cluck around; tune in Sunday, May 1, 12 Noon to 1:30 pm EDT to honor Chickens!

United Poultry Concerns is a nonprofit organization that promotes the compassionate and respectful treatment of domestic fowl. INTERNATIONAL RESPECT FOR CHICKENS DAY - May 4 - is A DAY TO CELEBRATE CHICKENS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. Please Join Us. www.upc-online.org

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email: news@upc-online.org
phone: 757-678-7875
web: http://www.upc-online.org

     

Top Indian designers to boycott Australian wool

The Hindu News, Wednesday, 20 April 2005
http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/0062005042003...

Hyderabad, April 20. (UNI): Top Indian designers Hemant Trevedi, Wendell Rodericks, Rohit Bal, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Ashley Rebello, Jatin Kochar and animal rights campaigner, Anita Dongre, have pledged "not to use Australian merino wool until live exports and mulesing (lamb mutilations) end", the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India announced on Tuesday.

In a signed statement to PETA India, the designers have said they would not use leather or wool, out of concern for animals. India is the third-largest importer of Australian wool. During 2002-2003, Australia supplied around 60 per cent of India's raw wool imports and almost all its apparel-grade wool.

PETA's international campaign against the live flaying of the rump of the lamb - as a cheap way to prevent maggot infestation - and the cruel export of live sheep abroad in open-deck ships in extreme weather conditions, has led to protests spanning three continents.

There has been a fast-growing international boycott of Australian wool, the NGO said in a statement here on Tuesday.

"Not only do Australian sheep farmers use gardening shears to cut flesh from lambs' backsides without painkillers, but millions of older sheep suffer horrific conditions in the live export trade, mired in their own waste aboard "death ships" bound for the Middle East, where their throats are slit while they are fully conscious. Many sick and injured sheep, treated as mere cargo are thrown overboard to the sharks or ground up alive in mincing machines. Recently, the Australian government was discovered to have hidden and underreported sheep mortality statistics, amounting to thousands of sheep per shipment", PETA said.

PETA launched the boycott late last year and the prestigious US-based international retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has already joined the boycott. J Crew, a U S dollar 800 million U S company, and UK-based New Look, a one billion U S dollar company, have announced that they will not knowingly sell cruelly obtained Australian wool.

PETA is currently protesting against another international retailing giant, Benetton, which continues to sell garments containing Australian wool, the statement added.
      Suzanne K

 Suzanne K.

all this is taking up space so i will see if just links work

http://connect.care2.com/Mail/InBoxMsgs.aspx

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 May 01, 2005 6:18 PM

Cruelty of Animal Testing Every year, millions of animals suffer and die in painful tests to determine the safety of cosmetics and other products. Substances such as eye shadow and soap are tested on rabbits, rats, guinea pigs, dogs, and other animals, despite the fact that the test results don’t help prevent or treat human illness or injury. People often fail to give animals the respect and rights they deserve, they are treated as lifeless, unfeeling scientific creatures, that we discard at our own convenience. Some of these animals come from animal shelters and others even worse, some have been stolen directly from their own front yard. Imagine your pet one day being crammed into a cage with ten other animals waiting to die for numerous unreliable tests. People look at these animals being tested on as their own. They will realize how horrible it must be if it was there own pet. Before these animals die, they are routinely burned, scalded, poisoned, starved, given electric shocks, addicted to drugs, subjected to near freezing temperatures, dosed with radioactive elements, driven insane. Some are even deliberately inflicted with diseases such as cancer, diabetes, oral infections, stomach ulcers, Syphilis, herpes..

STOP THAT AND LEARN HOW TO LOVE AND RESPECT OTHER BEINGS!!!!

Please sign the petition to stop animal testing
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/981566550
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 May 01, 2005 6:51 PM

Sad news in the Friday April 22 Chicago Tribune (Pg 18) headed "6 wild horses legally rounded up, killed" and in the Los Angeles Times (pg A20) headed "6 Wild Horses Sold by U.S. End Up at a Slaughterhouse."

The Associated Press story opens:
"Wild horses rounded up on federal land in the West and sold to a private owner have been slaughtered for the first time since a new law went into effect, a government official said Thursday."

Celia Boddington, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in Washington is quoted:
"This is something we regret and are very disappointed this has happened. We make every possible effort when the horses are sold to make sure the animals are placed in good homes for long-term care...In the bill of sale there is a statement that says the buyer will provide humane care for the animals. But once the animals are sold, they are private property."

We are reminded:
"In December, Congress repealed the 34-year-old ban on slaughtering wild horses that run free across the West....The new law, written by Sen. Conrad Burns (R-Mont.), was passed at the urging of ranchers concerned about overpopulation of the horses and their effect on the range."

About these particular horses we learn that "a man who identified himself as a minister in Oklahoma told the BLM he intended to use the horses in a program for troubled youth and bought them April 15."

You can read the whole article on line at: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-horses22apr22,1,2327410.story OR http://tinyurl.com/9fjvm

Distress at the slaughter of wild horses is likely to be shared by a large proportion of the American public. The story gives us an opportunity for letters to the editor dealing with related issues -- perhaps focusing on the power of the ranching lobby.

A superb resource is the companion website to the book "Welfare Ranching: The Subsidized Destruction of the American West." Check out:
http://www.publiclandsranching.org/book.htm

The Los Angeles Times takes letters at: letters@latimes.com
The Chicago Tribune takes letters at: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/letters/chi-lettertotheeditor.customform
OR http://tinyurl.com/4lsug

HSUS has information on the Horse Slaughter Prevention Act, and what you can to help, at:
https://community.hsus.org/campaign/FED_2005_horse_slaughter

Yours and the animals',
Karen Dawn
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anonymous  June 06, 2007 7:26 PM

Petitions signed and action taken! Thank you!!

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anonymous In my life .... September 09, 2007 2:46 AM

In my life .....
Whatever our issue or campaign, they all have one thing in common.
 
There will never be change without people who want to make a difference.
 
Without those that take the time to make their voice known, there is no hope.

Have we become too busy to read the issues, too busy to voice our opinion ?

" In my life, I am going to make a difference .......... "

Please take the time to read the issues, you have a voice, make it heard.

You have the choice to stop turtles being butchered alive in China.

By doing nothing, they will continue to be butchered alive.
By signing the petition YOU will be heard, YOU will make a difference,

Please take the time to support all campaigns if you agree with
them.
 
Never lose the motivation that you can make the world a better place.  

Take care, Paul N Davis - Turtlesco

Please cross-post and give more people the choice to support.
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