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Focus: Animal Welfare
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Location: China

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DAPHNE
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- 54 seconds ago - sockdogs.typepad.com
The Humane Society newsletter arrived this weekend, and in it was this photo of a raccoon dog, taken to the market in China. Thousands of raccoon dogs are being skinned at public markets in China, and their fur is being sold to clothing manufacturers.

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Posted: Nov 6, 2007 4:15pm
Oct 31, 2007
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Protest
Location: California, United States
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Pet Rendering-Where Do the DEAD Bodies of All Those Innocent, Homeless Companion Animals Go After Being Killed at One of the Six visit site
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Simone
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- 4 hours ago - stopthekilling.net
-LA Activists followed a South Central "Shelter" garbage truck filled with the dead bodies of cats, dogs, puppies, kittens, songbirds, and wildlife. These garbage trucks filled with these poor, miserable animals are taken to a disposal plant where they
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Posted: Oct 31, 2007 2:02am
Oct 31, 2007
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Protest
Location: California, United States
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Pet Rendering-Where Do the DEAD Bodies of All Those Innocent, Homeless Companion Animals Go After Being Killed at One of the Six visit site
Animals  (tags: poor animals, killed, dumped, animal shelter, pet rendering, documentation, cruelty, sadness )

Simone
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- 4 hours ago - stopthekilling.net
-LA Activists followed a South Central "Shelter" garbage truck filled with the dead bodies of cats, dogs, puppies, kittens, songbirds, and wildlife. These garbage trucks filled with these poor, miserable animals are taken to a disposal plant where they
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Posted: Oct 31, 2007 1:45am
Sep 5, 2007
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Protest
Location: United States
Whoopi Goldberg Defends Michael Vick on Her 'View' Debut visit site
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Griffin
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- 7 hours ago - tv.yahoo.com
On her first day cohosting the View, Whoopi Goldberg defended football star Michael Vick, saying certain things are indicative to certain parts of the country. She said dogfighting in the South, like cockfighting in Puerto Rico, is not that unusual.
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Posted: Sep 5, 2007 1:26pm
Jul 28, 2007
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Protest
Location: United States
Starving Puppy Rescued From Long Island Man That Set Another Dog Afire
  
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Starving Puppy Rescued From Long Island Man That Set Another Dog Afire visit site
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CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. — A starving puppy has been rescued from an unventilated shed by the home of a man accused setting another dog afire, animal-welfare authorities said. The 6-month old female pit bull puppy, named Red, was recovering at an animal h



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Posted: Jul 28, 2007 1:21am
Jun 19, 2007
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Protest
Location: Philippines
THE DOG-MAN'S BEST FRIEND?-NOT FOR EVERYONE!!!! ANIMAL EXPLOITATION/ASIA visit site
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Inge
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- 3 days ago - all-creatures.org
This dog was found during an early morning raid of a small Philippines dog slaughterhouse.This dog had obviously been left in agony all night long.There always seems to be some depraved individual who has found a way of multiplying cruelty and inflicting
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Posted: Jun 19, 2007 7:47pm
May 19, 2007
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Boycott
Location: United States




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Posted: May 19, 2007 6:21pm
May 15, 2007



Dear Friend of the Seals:
      The recent petition we had on line was not acceptable by the Government of Canada. We now have a new petition on line and we are asking that everyone who signs, downloads the petition form and help us collect actual signatures.
       We regret this inconvenience, but we must do what is best for the seals.
All relevant information is on the petition. Please read it carefully.
Kindest regards and many thanks for your help,
Earle Bingley
President,
Link to new petition:


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Posted: May 15, 2007 1:21am
May 14, 2007
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Protest
Location: United States
http://zmagsite.zmag.org/May2007/cooney0507.html

Battle Of The Beagles

By Nick Cooney 

In case you hadn’t heard, FBI Deputy Assistant Director John Lewis has identified the number one domestic terrorist threat to the U.S. and it’s not radical Muslims. Or right-wing paramilitary types. Or gun-toting pro-lifers. Nope, guess again. It’s animal rights and environmental activists who have never hurt or killed a single person in the U.S. in their 25-year history. 


What they have done is cause millions of dollars in damages and even more in lost profits to the logging, construction, SUV, pharmaceutical, and fur industries—all of which (with the exception of the fur industry) are major lobbying powers in Congress. 

Among the many opportunistic post-9/11 agendas pursued by the outgoing Republican majority is a drastic increase in funds, per- sonnel, and judicial leeway granted to law enforcement agencies like the FBI and the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) for pursuing grassroots animal rights activists. Some cases in point: in 2002, over 100 FBI agents investigated a single animal rights group, Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty USA (SHAC-USA). PATRIOT Act- sanctioned wiretaps of phones and emails of animal activists have become commonplace, as have airport detentions on both domestic and international flights for members of non-profits like Hugs For Puppies and Student Organization for Animal Rights chapters. FBI employees and FBI-backed investigators have engaged in romantic and sexual relationships with activists to try to pry information out of them. Raids on the homes of activists by armed JTTF agents are also a regular occurrence. In November 2006 seven individuals in Santa Monica, California had their homes ransacked by government agents for the “crime” of attending a peaceful demonstration against the POM Juice Company, which funds animal tests. One of these individuals was former child star Pam Ferdin, the voice of Lucy in the classic Peanuts television show. Lucy getting her house raided by the JTTF? It’s enough to make even Snoopy cry. 

But not enough, apparently, for the federal government. In a much-touted case, six volunteers with SHAC-USA were each sentenced in September 2006 to up to six years in federal prison for operating a website and newsletter and organizing protests at the homes of pharmaceutical executives. On November 27, 2006 President Bush signed into law the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA), a bill which labels as terrorists those who engage in sit-ins, civil disobedience, trespass, or any other crime in the name of animal rights. 

To be clear, this bill is not aimed at squeaky clean groups like the Humane Society or even at the controversial People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)— both of which have the financial and legal resources to take on spurious charges. AETA, and the corresponding crackdown, is aimed at grassroots animal activists who lend their weekends and occasional evenings towards speaking out against cruelty to animals. Most have little money, no legal experience, and often belong to informal volunteer organizations. 

The nature of the Bush administration’s war on grassroots animal activists bears similarities to that of the war in Iraq. The first is the use of loaded language and fear- mongering to create an easy to loathe enemy. Iraq was part of an “axis of evil” and supposedly had weapons of mass destruction it planned to use against the U.S. Animal activists are “domestic terrorists” out to end scientific research and attack anyone with a piece of meat on their plate. Second is the violation of the civil liberties of a now-marginalized group. Third, the war against this perceived terror threat is being waged even though a majority of Americans don’t see a need for it and don’t want to pay for it. Ask a dozen people on the street to list their top ten safety concerns and you can be sure “animal rights activists” won’t be making it onto any of those lists. They probably wouldn’t even crack the top 100. 

The final similarity is that the bottom line is corporate profit. The industries targeted by animal activists are wealthy, influential, and, apparently, very vulnerable. Take, for instance, Huntingdon Life Sciences (HL, a major contract animal testing laboratory based in New Jersey and targeted by animal rights groups like SHAC USA after undercover exposes showed a worker punching four-month-old puppies in the face. Focused protest pressure in the U.S. and abroad has left HLS $100 million in debt, kicked off of every stock exchange in the world, and forced to sell all of its property just to stay afloat. Major pharmaceutical companies like Roche, Johnson & Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline, and others have been targeted by activists for contracting experiments at Hunting- don; many have responded by cutting their financial support for HLS. 

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International protest in the UK against Huntingdon Life Sciences &mdashhoto from www.indymedia.org.uk

In light of such activist success, it is no wonder the pharmaceutical industry—like the logging, construction, and auto industries—is clamoring for activists to be stopped. Given their lobbying muscle, it is also no surprise that they have been able to push through prosecutions and legislation that civil liberties groups find draconian and unconstitutional. Yet for all the resources poured into this domestic “war on terrorism” and for all its infringement on the civil liberties of law-abiding animal advocates, does the Bush administration at least have tangible success to point to in an attempt to justify its actions? As in Iraq, the answer is an unequivocal no. 

Grassroots animal activists, though angered and sometimes scared by the increasing government attention to their movement, have nonetheless carried on as before. Groups like the Animal Liberation Front, which engage in illegal direct action by freeing animals or destroying the property of company executives, have, if anything, been inspired to heightened activity by the government’s actions. The year following the indictment of the SHAC USA defendants saw more illegal actions directed against Huntingdon than in any previous year. Just days after the defendants were sentenced in September 2006, ALF members broke into an animal testing lab in Massachusetts and rescued two dozen rabbits. In the weeks after AETA was signed into law, animal activists seem to have intensified grassroots activity as four separate actions, hundreds of freed animals, and hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages were claimed by anonymous activists. 

Still, the breadth of the animal rights underground should not be overstated. The number of illegal actions claimed each year numbers in the dozens, not the hundreds or thousands. And (this bears repeating) no one has ever gotten hurt. Economic damage has been done, but even the most committed activists don’t come close to the financial thievery perpetrated by the companies they target. GlaxoSmith- Kline, for example, bilked the U.S. public out of $7 billion in taxes by under-reporting its profits, according to the IRS. Their punishment? In September they struck a deal to pay $3 billion, or less than half of what they actually owed. In one year this company has done 50 times more economic damage than animal rights activists have done in the past 25 years. 

As in Iraq, the best solution would be to increase the power that the public has to affect issues that concern them—even if that causes financial setbacks for big corporations. After all, isn’t that what democracy is all about? Yet in the U.S., where 86 percent of the public finds the conditions egg-laying hens are kept in to be unacceptable, any bill to end such practices would be summarily shot down by the agriculture lobby—if it was even lucky enough to get introduced. It is no wonder, then, that in the last year activists have repeatedly broken into chicken, turkey, and egg farms to free animals or collect video documentation of conditions. 

Animal activists&mdasherhaps more committed, focused, and willing to sacrifice for their cause than any other grassroots social justice movement today in the U.S.—are not going away. The Bush administration’s response to their issues has been as much a farce and a failure as it has been in the Middle East. 

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For more information on how you can support the campaign to stop the killing at Huntingdon Life Sciences....

Contact Win Animal Rights at: centcom@war-online.org
Call: 646.267.9934 or visit the WAR website at: http://war-online.org

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Posted: May 14, 2007 6:23pm
Apr 30, 2007
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Petition
Location: Canada
Dear Friends of the Harp Seals:
       Today, April 30th, the Canadian Voice For Animals and the Sea Shepherd Organization have launched an online petition to have the annual Canadian seal hunt cancelled for all time. This will not be an easy task, as we require at least 300,000 signatures of eligible voters in the next Canadian federal election.
       Please note, you must be an eligible voter in Canada to sign this petition. Please forward to all of your Canadian Friends.
       We ask that you post this petition's URL on your websites in the most opportune place where it can be easily accessed by your supporters. If we join as one, we can accomplish this momentous task.
       Anyone who might care to be co-sponsors of this petition, please send your website's URL address to CVFA-Canada@telus.net and we will post it on the co-sponsor section of the petition document.
       We thank you and are looking forward to an early reply,
Sincerely,
Earle Bingley
President,
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