Lets fight to protect the animals together=) April 28, 2005 6:32 PM
Here is a site i found, i came here to find out about the Cougar killing study(hoping i can still find it)and there are alot of things you can find to help tha animals all over!
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Animals are people to.My two cats are just like my kids heck sometimes they act like kids.I should know i have 3 teen gals. And misty acts like my middle daughter miss bitchy lol.But she a very tiny cat and very intertaining to they both are.Salem is the oldest and hes very smart he seems to know when mom is well or i need help he can open drawers now.Now if he would only vacume his litter mess he makes ones in awhile lol. But I am glad i joined because animals have always been a part of my life.
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Lets fight to protect the animals together April 29, 2005 4:59 PM
I agree we should fight to protect the animals together because they're special and they need our help. One of these days these animals are going to become extinct if we don't do something soon we will only beable to see them in picture books.
I know some of these were upsetting but they need us. unfortionatally im not in the posotion do donate nowbut i will help as much as possable such as sign petitions write letters and e mails and whatnot. we need to speak for the voiceless!
Federal Legislation The Humane Society of the United States is committed to achieving progress for animals through federal legislation. Our U.S. government is responsible for all interstate commerce and import or export of animals, as well as for enforcing existing laws for animal protection. Legislation in Congress addresses a wide variety of concerns, including companion animals, wildlife, farm animals, animals in research, and animals used for entertainment.
Message: SAVE THE KERMODE BEAR April 17, 2005 5:30 AM Kermode bears are black bears with a genetic distinction that makes them white. There are less than 400 left in the world and they only live in BC's coastal rainforest.
Logging companies are planning to cut down large amounts of the trees in this forest, leaving the Kermode bear's habitat diminished, and will therefore destruct the population of this rare treasure. Please sign this petition to save these bears from extinction because they're losing their homes so that we can have new IKEA furniture.
We say, Save the endangered white black bear (the Kermode Bear) from extinction: stop the logging of their homes!! Sign the petition
Wild Horses Killed in the West May 02, 2005 12:45 PM
35 More Wild Horses Killed in the West
By JOHN HEILPRIN, Associated Press Writer Mon Apr 25, 7:58 PM ET
WASHINGTON - Thirty-five more wild horses rounded up in the West were slaughtered Monday, but the Interior Department acted quickly to save the lives of 52 other mustangs by enlisting last-minute financial help from Mustang sports car maker Ford Motor Co.
The horses killed came from a broker who obtained them from the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. The tribe traded 87 of the 105 aging horses it bought from the government for younger ones. Interior officials said they would review the arrangement to see if it violated a federal contract with the agency. Tribal officials were unavailable for comment.
"It's incredibly disappointing," Kathleen Clarke, director of Interior's Bureau of Land Management, told The Associated Press. "It is not our intent to have these animals killed. That's why we acted very aggressively."
The latest killings bring to 41 the number of wild horses slaughtered since Congress removed protections for mustangs in December. Just last week, six were slaughtered that had been sold to a private owner. Both incidents occurred at the Cavel International Inc. commercial packing plant in DeKalb, Ill.
BLM officials, tipped off by Agriculture Department inspectors, persuaded the plant managers to stop. That saved the lives of 16 mustangs about to be killed.
The plant agreed to give the horses food and water until BLM officials can pick them up. BLM officials also intervened to save 36 mustangs in Nebraska that were on their way to the Cavel plant. Those horses are to be picked up separately Tuesday and kept in the Midwest.
BLM, which captures the animals during government roundups aimed at reducing the wild population, has sold and delivered nearly 1,000 horses since the new law passed. BLM says 37,000 wild horses and burros forage its lands, 9,000 more than Western ranges can sustain.
Clarke said Monday she ordered an immediate halt to the delivery of some 950 more that have been sold. "We will not be making any more deliveries until we can check on the situation," she said. "We just want to reassess our program."
Clarke said she'd already been talking with Ford about such a partnership even before she called the company for help Monday. "We do not have any clear authority to buy private animals," Clarke said. So she got Ford to pledge $19,000 to ship and care for the mustangs.
The Sioux tribe had to sign an agreement with BLM that it would "provide humane care" to each of the animals, documents show. Clarke said Interior's top lawyer was investigating that arrangement and an earlier sale of six wild horses to an Oklahoma man.
Wild Horses Killed in the West May 02, 2005 12:46 PM
Call 202-456-1111 9-5 EST and tell them to let the President know about this debacle, travesty and blemish on America. 41 symbols of America are dead and butchered and on their way in little frozen pieces to France.
Tell whomever you speak to that you want the President to tell
1) Senator Burns this must stop; his plan has failed
2) Interior Secretary Norton all sales must cease permanently
3) He also needs to call on Congress to pass the bills H.R. 297/S. 576 now.
Cross Post! This will only get on the President's weekly report if tons of calls come in.
While dialing Washington, PLEASE call your one US representative and TWO US senators (all may be reached at 202-225-3121) and ask for whomever handles horses/Interior issues. Just tell them the rep/senator needs to cosponsor H.R. 297 or S. 576 today. Leave them your # and say you expect a reply one way or the other THIS week--before more horses die.
Find out who your Representative and Senators are:
PICKETED: Dozens of protesters representing People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals greeted Jennifer Lopez at the Los Angeles premiere of her new movie Monster-in-Law with signs declaring her the "monster-in-fur" for her Sweetface fashion collection, the Associated Press reports. The protesters, who included some people dressed in animal suits, complained that they have asked several times that Lopez eliminate fur from her clothing line but have been ignored. "She could make a difference.
I do believe Miss JlO is on Jay Leno tonight!(or is it Dave Letterman?) Wonder if she will be asked the Fur question? Thanks everyone for all the wonderful sites, too! WOW! Animals are soooooooooo worth fighting for, aren't they?
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — At night on a dark country road, all that the headlights catch are the shadowy legs the size of tree trunks rising out of the pavement. Standing six feet at the shoulder, weighing up to 500 kilograms, with massive antlers more than a metre and a half across, moose tower over automobiles and have no fear of them.
Increasingly the undisputed giants of the northern forest are tangling with traffic as they expand south. Massachusetts motorists hit 52 moose last year, a more than sixfold increase in four years.
For decades road officials have relied on warning signs and publicity campaigns such as New Hampshire's "Brake for Moose" bumper stickers.
But now some traffic engineers around the country are experimenting with redesigning roads to accommodate wandering wildlife and using high tech laser and infrared devices, developed for space exploration and anti-missile systems, to warn motorists when a moose wanders into the road
"We're investigating ways to manipulate the drivers and also ways to manipulate the animals," said John Perry, a biologist with the Maine Department of Transportation. "And when moose are involved, it might be easier to manipulate the driver."
Moose, unlike deer and bear, are reluctant to use some of the new protective alternatives such as animal underpasses fashioned out of giant culverts, said Bill Ruediger, recently retired head of the U.S. Forest Service's highway ecology program.
In a typical collision, the car hits the animal's legs, causing the moose to crash down through the windshield, crushing the roof, and landing in the passenger compartment.
One in every 75 people who hit a moose is killed compared to one in 5,000 who hit a deer, said Bill Woytek, moose and deer project leader for the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife.
And as the snow drifts recede and the first green shoots begin appearing along the sun-warmed pavement of northern roads, biologists are warning motorists to be on the lookout for noshing moose. They are also drawn to the road salt that collects on the pavement and in the small wetlands and hollows along the roads, Perry said. "We call them 'moose wallows.'"
Most collisions happen in the spring, when yearling moose head out on their own, or during the fall mating season. A bull moose in pursuit of his lady love is not going to pause to let a minivan pass.
And young moose have a tendency to wander into suburban swimming pools and city downtowns. A few years ago, one even turned up in Boston's bustling financial district.
It is not easy to keep a moose off the road. Fences need to be at least eight feet high and specially designed animal overpasses, more than 100 feet wide, are very costly.
Traditional warning signs tend to get ignored after a few months or years, the engineers said. Or just disappear.
"People steal them," Mr. Woytek said. "And they don't do any good in a dorm room."
But drivers will slow down when confronted with a flashing sign that a moose is in the road, said Marcel Huijser of the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University, which is overseeing a joint project by 12 states and the federal government on the use of animal sensor syst
Kelly Osbourne Dyed her pooch bright pink May 09, 2005 12:39 PM
I was reading this in the paper. Kelly Osbourne the daughter of Ozzy Osbourne. Dyed her Pooch with fur bright pink. What a shame for the Pooch. HOw would she like if someone dyed her skin bright pick.
PETA said that kelly should treat her dog like a pet. not a fashion accessory. PETA members insist coloring her bulldog piglets coat in human hair dye poses a threat to the Pooch health. PETA said that it is very irresponsible to subject a 13 week-old pup to chemicals that most people aren`t willing too put pn their heads. Kelly Osbourne should be a shame of herself.
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Here is a story I received from HSUS. It is a sad story regarding puppy mills.
One Sick Puppy: A Cautionary Tale
The advertisement in the New Jersey newspaper caught Rosa D'Ascoli's attention: dogs for sale from "professional breeders," $99 and up, all shots included, training provided.
D'Ascoli was anxious to adopt a German Shepherd; she had one as a young girl, and she thought the typically loyal, intelligent and friendly breed would be a good fit for her and her father, with whom she lives in a suburban house in Maplewood, New Jersey. On Saturday, September 8, 2000, D'Ascoli and two friends piled into a car and made the 30-minute trip to the advertised pet store in north central Jersey. An employee ushered them into a little cubicle filled with toys and dog chews.
That's where D'Ascoli first met Gizmo, an eight-week-old male purebred German Shepherd. D'Ascoli already had the name in mind because a German Shepherd's oversized ears always reminded her of the exotic critter, Gizmo, in the 1984 film, Gremlins. This canine Gizmo even had a similar temperament: In the cubicle, the puppy was alert and energetic. "He was playing with everyone," D'Ascoli recalls.
Buying the dog was almost too easy. Pet store employees asked her only one question—had she previously owned a German Shepherd?—before they ran a credit check and had her sign a contract. The paper guaranteed that the store would replace the dog if it died from parvo virus, hepatitis, leptospirosis or corona virus, diseases that are covered by annual shots. The contract also stipulated, "All vet bills will be the responsibility of the purchaser."
Nineteen hundred dollars later, the price tag for Gizmo, Rose D'Ascoli had herself a new companion. As a final send-off, an employee said, "Remember that 95% of puppies may develop the sniffles."
Six days later, Gizmo had the sniffles. But he had more than that: He had a fever, mucus running from his nose, and had lost his appetite. The next day, D'Ascoli took Gizmo to the veterinarian who diagnosed the dog with "kennel cough," which had probably developed into pneumonia. Gizmo's temperature was 102.4. Kennel cough is a common malady among dogs, who usually overcome it quickly, but the veterinarian noted Gizmo's dry coat and his underweight condition, signs that the dog may have come from a mass-breeding facility known as a puppy mill. The veterinarian gave Gizmo a shot and some drops, and told D'Ascoli that her dog should feel better in a few days.
He didn't. In fact, Gizmo didn't start feeling better until nearly two weeks later, after two more vet visits and $300 in expenses. But the troubles were just beginning for D'Ascoli and Gizmo.
The dog demonstrated signs of poor socialization. He became very aggressive toward strangers. Unless Gizmo knew the person, D'Ascoli remembers, the dog "wanted to eat them alive." He also lunged for cars on busy streets when he and D'Ascoli went on walks. So Gizmo went into training, which can help to increase an animal's confidence if he's fearful or unsure around people. D'Ascoli worked patiently with her pooch, but Gizmo inexplicably became timid. Now on his walks, he would crouch down and try to flee traffic.
D'Ascoli worked with Gizmo every day for nearly three months, and by May 2001, he had shown some signs of improvement. Then on May 24, D'Ascoli noticed that Gizmo was making noises while eating, as if he were choking. She felt the dog's throat and spotted a small lump, about the size of a pea. She took him to the veterinarian who couldn't pinpoint the problem. Gizmo went home with antibiotics for an apparent infection.
A few days later, the lump had increased in size, to the point where it was now visible on Gizmo's neck. But since it was the Memorial Day holiday, D'Ascoli had to wait until Tuesday, May 29, to take Gizmo back to the veterinarian, who suggested the dog immediately visit a specialist.
That same day, the specialist told D'Ascoli that Gizmo would need to be sedated and x-rayed to determine the cause of the lump. Then, mostly likely, the dog would require surgery to remove the foreign mass in his neck. D'Ascoli stayed with Gizmo until the anesthesia took effect and then left her dog with the specialist. It was a simple procedure, the specialist promised.
At 4 p.m. on May 29, the specialist called D'Ascoli and said there had been "complications" during surgery. Gizmo's heart had stopped—permanently. The specialist was at a loss herself to explain how the dog died; the only new information the veterinarian could offer was that Gizmo had a large sac of pus in his neck.
It made D'Ascoli recall what the original veterinarian said on Gizmo's first visit back in September: The dog might have come from a puppy mill. She wasn't sure there was a connection, but she still "was devastated." "I actually started taking karate to deal with the anger," she recalls.
Searching for answers, D'Ascoli halted a planned cremation and took Gizmo's body to the University of Pennsylvania for an autopsy. Unfortunately, the dog's body had deteriorate
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Lets fight to protect the animals together=) June 06, 2007 2:27 PM