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Mar 21, 2012
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Write E-Mail
Location: United States

I’ve got news to report regarding our efforts to stop researchers from acquiring dogs and cats from shelters. We have learned that soon, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will no longer allow researchers who receive federal funds to purchase cats or dogs from class B “random source” dealers. These class B dealers sell animals who are bought from shelters or adopted from “Free to a Good Home” scenarios. They have even been known to steal animals from private backyards.

This is a huge step forward, but we still need your help. The ban on using cats from class B dealers does not go into effect until October, and the use of dogs will not be phased out until 2015. Additionally, while we are thrilled that the federal government will be phasing out the use of most shelter dogs and cats, class B dealers will still be able to sell them to privately funded research institutions.

Please contact Congress and urge your U.S. Representative to co-sponsor The Pet Safety and Protection Act, H.R. 2256, a bill that will permanently ban the sale of animals from class B dealers to all U.S. research facilities.

Dogs and cats in animal shelters should be adopted by new companions—not purchased by class B dealers and used in painful experiments. NIH’s new policy will help end the practice of pound seizure, but it will not happen soon enough. That’s why it is so important for you to contact Congress today. When you are done, please forward this message to your friends and family—and share on Facebook and Twitter. 

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Posted: Mar 21, 2012 12:25pm
Mar 2, 2012
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States

Last week, public outcry forced to pull over one hundred whale and dolphin meat products from its Japanese site. Consumers were outraged that the world's largest online retailer supported the killing of whales and dolphins -- and listened.

But now, is refusing to put a permanent ban in place to protect these animals in the future.

Melissa Sehgal, an customer, is in Taiji, Japan -- the site of an annual dolphin hunt that was exposed in the documentary The Cove. Every day she is witnessing how dolphins are captured and killed, and she wants to help stop it. That's why Melissa started a petition calling on Amazon to never again sell meat from dolphins and whales.

Click here to sign Melissa's petition asking to permanently ban whale, dolphin, and porpoise meat from its sites.

Tens of thousands of dolphins, whales and porpoises are captured and killed for their meat every year in Japan. The method by which they are killed is gruesome. "Rods are hammered into (dolphins) spinal cords to paralyze them," Melissa says. "And then they are dragged by their tails to the butcher house."

But has responded positively and quickly to consumer feedback before. Melissa also knows that further action from the online retailer could impact the trade in dolphin and whale meat since hunts are happening right now. Without an official policy, could start selling whale and dolphin meat again at any time.

Sign Melissa's petition to ask to put a permanent ban in place against selling dolphin, whale, and porpoise meat on its sites.

Thanks for being a change-maker,

- Pulin and the team

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Posted: Mar 2, 2012 10:25am
Dec 8, 2011
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You may say I'm a Dreamer.
But I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us.
And the world will be as one.
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Posted: Dec 8, 2011 12:52pm
Nov 15, 2011
Focus: Children
Action Request: Other
Location: United States

The sex abuse scandal at Penn State is a horrifying example of what can happen when people in positions of power feel they can act without consequence. Pennsylvania is considering strengthening its anti-child abuse bills, but what about kids in the rest of the United States?

Ask your governor to stand up for kids all over America.»

Adults should have a moral obligation to protect the children in their life. But as we saw at Penn State, this isn't always the case.

Each state needs to implement laws strengthening child sexual abuse reporting requirements. We can't let these atrocities happen again.

It's time for the law to pick up where compassion has failed. Save countless numbers of children from suffering at the hands of abusers. »

Thanks for taking action!


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Posted: Nov 15, 2011 5:50am
Nov 4, 2011
~Words Of Wisdom~
"We are all related in some way regardless of how distant that might be so treat your brothers and sisters well."
Keith Michael Varady.
"Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared."
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
Margaret Mead.

"A time comes when silence is betrayal."
Martin Luther King Jr.

"You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no results."
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Posted: Nov 4, 2011 8:14am
Nov 2, 2011

Anxiety and fear dissipate quickly when countered with conscious breathing.

The signals our bodies use to tell us we need to cleanse ourselves physically, mentally, and emotionally are multifaceted and often mirror symptoms we associate with illness. If we heed these signs, we not only feel better quickly but also stave off poor health before it can start. These quick fixes for common ailments can get you started.

1. Applying pressure to the acupressure point between the thumb and forefinger can release blockages causing pain, tension, and fatigue. You can relieve a headache naturally by squeezing for 20 seconds and releasing for 10 seconds, without letting go, four times.

2. To breathe freely, irrigate your nasal passages with a neti pot and warm salt water. As you clear and soothe the sinuses, congestion associated with allergies or infection will gradually disappear.

3. Apple cider vinegar is a powerful purifying and detoxifying agent. Soaking for 20 minutes in a warm bath infused with two cups of apple cider vinegar pulls toxins from the body and can clear blocked energy.

4. The foods you eat can have a profound impact on your outlook and mood. Eating a small yet satisfying meal rich in complex carbohydrates can lift your spirit and help you let go of feelings of anger, irritability, and depression.

5. Anxiety and fear dissipate quickly when countered with conscious breathing because concentrating on the breath enables you to refocus your attention inward. You can ground yourself and regain your usual calm by taking a series of deep belly breaths as you visualize your feet growing roots that stretch miles down into the earth.

6. Though tuning out can seem counterproductive, a few minutes spent lost in daydreams or listening to soothing music can help you see your circumstances from a new angle when you feel frustrated.

7. If you feel ill health coming on, brew a wellness elixir. Simmer three sliced lemons, one teaspoon freshly grated ginger, one clove freshly minced garlic, and one quarter teaspoon cayenne pepper in five cups water until the lemons are soft and pale. Strain a portion into a mug and add honey by tablespoons until you can tolerate the taste. Drinking this potent mixture of antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal ingredients three times each day can ensure your symptoms never progress into a full-blown illness.

Peace, Love and Well being, Keith.

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Posted: Nov 2, 2011 11:26am
Sep 27, 2009
Dear Friends,

  We thank all of you striving for a better world and doing your part to overcome our current challenges and create more positive futures for all. We at the Peace Resource Project - hope we can help you with your fundraising, visibility and educational efforts.

  This is our autumn update of new resources we'd like to share with you. In addition to all the resources show in this email we also have peace tie-dyes, jewelry, keychains, posters, frisbees, enamel peace pins and refrigerator magnets.

  These are just some of the new buttons we've completed recently - with more on the way covering the current pressing political and environmental issues of our day.   Click here to view the full selection of almost 1,000 unique buttons.
  Our offerings of colorful 2010 calendars can help with your inspiration and organization - View calendars here
  Our mini-stickers messages are great for bicycles (Burn Fat Not Oil, Go By Bike and Bicycle For Clean Air) and are as inexpensive as 15 cents each! View mini stickers here #mini#mini#mini#mini
  Great new DVDs keep rolling out - helping to educate and inspire us. We have just recently the much awaited Loose Change 9/11 - An America Coup, Home and Naomi Wolf's The End of America. Click here to see the full DVD selection.
  Stickers are always popular for folks to share their concerns and hopes for a better world. We keep trying to expand our selection with timely ones.   Click here to see the full variety of stickers we have.

  This selection of over 60 stickers can be only 7 cents each - just $20 per 100 and just $70 for a thousand! These are designs that will be discontinued - so this promotion is only for as long as each of them lasts! Here's the diverse selection.
  Here are just a few more catagories of the more popular resources we offer:
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  Thanks once again for all your ongoing efforts - we hope we can be of assistance.

  Onward to a world of peace & justice,
Shannon, Martin & Gabriel
Peace Resource Project
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Our complete selection of fundraising/awareness raising resources are here:

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Posted: Sep 27, 2009 9:53pm
Sep 14, 2009
Our goal is to make this an interactive and proactive group of people who care and want to make a difference in the world. Please invite your family and friends. There is strength in numbers.

The Earth Force United Organization's ideals are simple.
1) Work towards Peace and to Oppose War as a way of settling differences.
2) Work for Human and Civil Rights.
3) Support and promote Environmental Sanity.
4) Promote Religious and Spiritual Tolerance. We all need to put aside our differences and work together.
5) Work towards an end to Animal Abuse and to work for Animal Welfare.
6) To make this a better World for our Children and our Children's Children.
7) To educate ourselves and the public about the truth.
Please join and contribute to a better tomorrow.
Thank you. Sincerely, Keith Michael Varady.
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