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Jun 15, 2008
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/ban-the-forced-feeding-of-ducks-and-geese-for-the-making-of-foie-gras
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Posted: Jun 15, 2008 12:58pm
Jun 4, 2008
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Petition
Location: Puerto Rico

PLEASE SIGN TO STOP PR NEXT MASSACRE!!
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/petition/292003222

Puerto Rico is planning another of their infamous "removals", this time of the cat colonies of Old San Juan. With animal rights organizations like Save a Gato dramatically decreasing the number of strays in the area, and vastly improving the lives and health of the strays that exist, the stray cat problem has diminished in the past few years. Even the most notorious colony area is down to less than 100 cats.


Instead of being grateful for the volunteer efforts of the citizens of this very community-based city, the State Veterinarian, Carlos Gilot, names these organizations "part of the problem" in the June 4th, 2008 edition of the San Juan Star, announcing it is his decision that the "removal" of these cats is legitimate due to the risk of public health problems, such as fleas, ticks, fungi and itch mites.


Unfortunately our government has managed to overlook the severe drug problem of our city, where Hepatitis is in epidemic proportions and people living on the street are severely stricken with severe infections and gang green, and instead decided to blame their problems on a few cats that keep the city free of rats and other animals that cause actual health risks.




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Posted: Jun 4, 2008 6:47pm
Jun 3, 2008
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States

StarsButterflies
PROTEST REPEAL May 15, 2008 11:36 AM 

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/please-reconsider-the-repeal-of-the-chicago-fois-grois-ban 

Mayor Daley has decided to repeal the ban on the Chicago Foie Gras ban! He called it the silliest ordinance they ever passed. Please support us in showing him that we disagree!

Butterflies
HELP US IN PUERTO RICO!! 6:47 AM 

TRY TO GET FOIE GRAS OUT OF PUERTO RICO, ONE STEP AT A TIME.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/6/please-stop-serving-foie-gras 

PLEASE SIGN!!



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Posted: Jun 3, 2008 6:56am
Apr 6, 2007
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Write E-Mail
Location: United States
"LEEDS MP Colin Burgon is backing a campaign to ban foie gras in this country. York MP Hugh Bayley has put down an Early Day Motion deploring the cruelty involved in the food product and Mr Burgon is sponsoring it. "The force-feeding of geese is already outlawed in Poland, Denmark, Germany, Norway and Israel," said Mr Burgon, Labour MP for Elmet. "I am calling on the Government to follow suit. "I don't think any special occasion warrants the eating of food produced through brutal and heartless methods," he added. The MP said that grain was forced down the throats of geese and ducks, causing their livers to swell to 10 times their normal size. For more information about the campaign log on to www.banfoiegras.org.uk." http://www.leedstoday.net/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleID=2226138&SectionID=39 EDM: http://edmi.parliament.uk/EDMi/EDMDetails.aspx?EDMID=33013&SESSION=885 GO TO WWW.WRITETOTHEM.COM TO REFER YOUR MP TO EDM 1247!
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Posted: Apr 6, 2007 9:10am
Mar 7, 2007
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Protest
Location: New York, United States
NYC No Foie Gras Campaign Featured in the New York Times! On Sunday, March 5, the NYC No Foie Gras Campaign was featured in the New York Times! Activists who attended one of our weekly leafleting events at Fairway Market on the Upper West Side were featured "above the fold" on the front page of the City section. We need your help now to keep this momentum going! 1) Please write a letter to the New York Times thanking the paper for covering the foie gras issue. You can send a letter to letters@nytimes.com. 2) Help prove that compassion for animals is a priority for New York City by attending the next demonstration at Fairway this Sunday afternoon. You can hold signs, distribute educational literature or ask customers and passers-by to fill out comment cards. Please join us in continuing to educate the public about foie gras cruelty. Remember: The more animal advocates who attend this demonstration, the stronger the impact we can make! Location Fairway Market, 2127 Broadway, Manhattan, NYC (between W. 74th St. and W. 75th St.) Dates and Times Sunday, March 11 (2-4 p.m.) Don't forget about Daylight Savings Time! (more dates will be added) Please e-mail Joy Askew at joy@joyaskew.com if you plan to attend this demonstration. Type FAIRWAY PROTEST in the subject line. Please forward this alert to others you know in New York City!
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Posted: Mar 7, 2007 7:24am
Mar 7, 2007
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Write E-Mail
Location: Virginia, United States
view 1190 here : http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?071+ful+SB1190ES1 please email Gov. Tim Kaine http://www.governor.virginia.gov/AboutTheGovernor/contactGovernor.cfm Please contact the Members of the House Subcommittee on Criminal Law, asking them to vote YES to Senate Bill 1190! Please email Chairman H. Morgan Griffith- DelMGriffith@house.state.va.us Member Benjamin L. Cline- DelBCline@house.state.va.us Member Katherine B. Wadell- DelKWaddell@house.state.va.us Member Brian J. Moran- DelBMoran@house.state.va.us Member David B. Albo- DelDAlbo@house.state.va.us Member Vivian E. Watts- DelVWatts@house.state.va.us Member Kenneth R. Melvin- DelKMelvin@house.state.va.us Member Robert Hurt- DelRHurt@house.state.va.us Member C. Todd Gilbert- DelTGilbert@House.state.va.us Member Robert B. Bell- DelRBell@house.state.va.us [ send green star]
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Posted: Mar 7, 2007 6:23am
Oct 6, 2006
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Write E-Mail
Location: United States
Joan Cusack apparently loves foie gras. On her new show on the Travel Channel, Joan Cusack's Local Flavor, she and a French chef show the viewers how to prepare foie gras. It is a sickening display of ignorance. I've always liked her as an actor, but I'll never be able to enjoy her work again knowing that she supports this incredibly cruel practice. Please contact The Travel Channel's Viewer Relations office via the handy contact form and tell them how you feel.
 

Oh, a partial list of the sponsors for that particular episode (France) includes: Bertolli, Ziploc (SC Johnson), Mercedes-Benz, and Comcast. You can contact the Travel Channel's Viewer Relations office here: http://extweb.discovery.com/viewerrelations

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Posted: Oct 6, 2006 8:18am
Oct 6, 2006
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Write E-Mail
Location: New Jersey, United States
NJ Folks-
Crosspost!
Read below for info on how you can help! Write to your legislators, or write letters to the editor.
Assemblyman Panter on proposed Foie Gras Ban in New Jersey

Posted by: Stu Chaifetz veganman@hnva.net

I received the following from Assemblyman Panter's office regarding
his campaign against foie gras. So far they've gotten 262 emails
supporting his position and only 19 against. I know many of those
emails came from this list, so thank you very much for your help!

Sincerely,
Stuart Chaifetz
Director, Animal Protection PAC
info@protectnjanimals.com
www.ProtectNJAnimals.com
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October 2, 2006

Dear Friend:

As you may know, I am currently working on a proposal to ban the
production, sale and distribution of foie gras in New Jersey. I am
reaching out to you for your help in this effort, which as you can
imagine will likely be an uphill battle.

Foie gras, considered by some to be a delicacy, is the fattened liver
of a duck or a goose which has been overfed. Producers of foie gras
force a long metal pipe down the throats of ducks and or geese, which
are force-fed massive amounts of grain. The process results in the
animals' livers swelling up to 10 times their normal size.

The size of the feedings these ducks and geese receive creates a
great deal of internal pressure. In some cases, the metal pipe
punctures the animal's esophagus, causing it to choke to death on its
own blood. Still others choke on their own vomit and die or literally
burst.

Since I announced my work on this bill, which I am hoping to
introduce as soon as the Assembly is back in session, I began hearing
feedback from the industries that benefit from the sale of foie gras.
Some argue that foie gras "has been around for 4,000 years," which is
no reason to continue what is clearly a barbaric practice. Others
express concern for people who make their living from this industry.
While I can sympathize with those companies and individuals, putting
an end to the outright torture of innocent creatures has to take
precedence.

Some individuals have argued that I shouldn't use my position as a
legislator to "dictate personal choices." Although I am a vegetarian,
I have never used my position to try to force others to make the same
choice. This issue is not about that; it is about stopping a horribly
inhumane practice.

Finally, my staff and I have heard from some that I should be
spending my time addressing the issues that are most important to New
Jerseyans instead of focusing on foie gras. I have been focused for
three years on property taxes, education, ethics reform, and I
continue to do so for sometimes fifty hours per week, though
technically the Legislature is a part-time job. I do not accept the
argument that if there is a particularly cruel torture of animals
taking place you can not speak out on it until every problem in the
world is solved. We can, and do, walk and chew gum at the same time
as the saying goes.

In my mind questioning whether we as a society should condone the
torture of animals is a very important topic, and discussing it does
not for an instant mean that our main focus does not remain on other
issues as well.

I could certainly use your help in moving this bill forward, and the
best way for you to pitch in is by writing to your legislators, or
writing letters to the editor.

You can use the state Legislature website at
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/ to email your legislator directly or to
find his/her contact information.

Letters can be sent to the Asbury Park Press at
yourviews@app.com, to the Star Ledger at
eletters@starledger.com, to the Times
of Trenton at letters@njtimes.com, and to
the New York Times at letters@nytimes.com.

Letters can be sent to The New York Post and the Courier-Post by
following these links:
http://www.nypost.com/postopinion/letters/letters_editor.htm>New York
Post
http://www.courierpostonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/
99999999/CUSTOMERSERVICE04/51026013/-1/CUSTOMERSERVICE>Courier-Post

Thank you for your continuing support on this and so many other
issues. If there is anything I can do for you, please don't hesitate
to contact me.

Sincerely,
Mike Panter
Assemblyman, 12th District
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Posted: Oct 6, 2006 8:14am
Sep 27, 2006
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States
 

Please sign this petition!!

 


 

Please vote on this “right to serve cruelty” poll!!

 


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