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Synopsis of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act
Odette Wilkens, Esq.

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The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, just signed into law in November, 2006, seriously threatens the First Amendment rights of U.S. citizens to advocate for animals. Although the Act was ostensibly enacted to stem terrorism, it remarkably punishes acts of civil disobedience causing no harm or damage. Indeed, individuals participating in demonstrations, undercover investigations, whistleblowing, boycotts or even sending emails may potentially be criminalized under this Act. The Act also increases the government's wiretapping authority.
Why The Animal Terrorism Act
Jerry Friedman
January 2007
Bio:
Odette Wilkens serves as Executive Director of the Equal Justice Alliance, a coalition of organizations working to repeal the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA). She works with Congressional staff, attorneys, and social justice organizations on issues related to AETA. She is a member of the New York City Bar Association's Committee on Legal Issues Pertaining to Animals. She worked on the Comment issued by the New York City Bar Association disapproving AETA and distributed to the Congressional members of the House Judiciary Committee. She will be moderating the upcoming AETA symposium at the New York City Bar Association on May 22, 2007 and will be organizing the AETA symposium for the Animal Rights National Conference in July 2007. 

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Posted: Mar 9, 2007 1:23pm
Feb 21, 2007
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Protest
Location: United States
 
Hello everyone!      This is the news article about our anti-fur demo of February 13th.  It is a great article because it covers not only the demo, but also most of what there is to know about the bloody fur trade.  The Epoch Times is the most read paper in the world, so a great number of people will learn the truth for a change.  Scroll down for some good news as a result of our second international day of action.  Equally exciting news are some of the victories our fellow anti-fur activists are accomplishing in many parts of the world, including a great victory in this country.  Also, please scroll down to see the call for an anti-fur march downtown DC, Sat. March 24th!
While our newsletter is still on the making, I am using this email to give you all the good news about our struggle and victories these last few months.  So please bear with us for now!
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Dogs and Cats Skinned Alive for Their Fur in China
By Gary Feuerberg
Epoch Times Washington, D.C. Staff
Feb 20, 2007

China has become the world's largest exporter of fur garments in just a few years. Many of the international fur traders, manufacturers, and fashion designers have shifted their business to China, where they can exploit China's cheap labor and the absence of restrictive animal welfare regulations.

China's new ascendance in the fur market-fur trade production and retail-comes with a heavy price for the fur-bearing animals. China apparently has no laws in place to regulate the confinement and slaughter of the raccoon dogs, foxes, minks, rabbits, and even dogs and cats, whose fur is responsible for a highly profitable industry. While conditions of fur farms in the West have been subjected to criticism by animal rights groups, Chinese fur farms and slaughter methods have been alleged to be far more shocking and brutal.

China's fur industry has developed across numerous fur farms over the last 12 years. China's farms number as many as 10,000, where 90% of the skins come from farms with fewer than 50 females, according to the China Leather Industry Association, cited in a report published by Swiss Animal Protection (SAP), Care for the Wild, and East International, (henceforth, called the "SAP report") in January 2005 and updated last month.

Fur farms tend to be concentrated in China's North East. Fur farms in Shandong province hold the highest number of animals, followed by Heilongjiang province and then Jilin province. Hebei province acts as the hub for the marketing of fur. At the Shangcun Market in Hebei province, 35 million fur skins are traded each year, which accounts for over 60% of China's pelt trade. The above information is taken from Chinese industry sources cited in the SAP report.

It was in the Shangcun Market that a 14-minute video was secretly produced in February 2005 by the Swiss Animal Protection SAP which shows the skinning of raccoon dogs, foxes and other animals that are still alive and even struggling (see http://www.animal-protection.net. WARNING: Images may be disturbing to some viewers).

An investigative reporter from the Beijing News observed conditions at the Shangcun Market two months after the video was on the Internet and the report appeared in the online version, April 5, 2005. A spokesperson from the county's Communist Party Committee propaganda department was quoted as saying that the live skinning took place seven or eight years ago but could not happen now. However, the reporter for the Beijing News confirmed that skinning alive of most animals at this largest of fur markets in China was still going on even after it had been exposed earlier.

Slaughtering the Fur Animals in China

The animals are immobilized by being stunned with repeated blows to the head, or by being slammed on the ground. The animals are injured and may convulse, tremble or attempt to crawl away, says the SAP report-this is also shown repeatedly in the video. The skinning may begin while the animal is conscious or regaining consciousness.

"Desperate and writhing in agony, animals conscious during these procedures hopelessly try to defend themselves even to the point where all the skin had been forced off .breathing, heart beat.and eyelid movements were evident for 5 to 10 minutes," describes the SAP report of the video and photos.

The International Fur Trade Federation (ITIF), of which China is a member, deplored the SAP report, arguing that it made sweeping generalizations about the conditions in all of China. "It is wrong to portray all fur farming as the same in China," said the IFTF. Some fur farms are run to western standards, said the ITIF. Conditions will improve for animal welfare in China when fur farmers come to realize that the quality of the pelts improve by employing western standards of animal welfare, and that through education, the situation will correct itself-this is the gist of the ITIF's response.

Fur Trim in Fashion

The fur garments are most commonly sold in the U.S., Europe or Japan as fur-trim on coats, gloves, purses, toys, trinkets, and even furniture. By mixing fur with silk, wool, suede and leather, and employing new manufacturing processes, such as shearing and knitting, and new fashionable colors, fur has attained a new novelty and versatility, according to sources cited in a Care for the Wild International (CWI) report.

"Overall, fur was displayed in greater numbers than in previous years, coming in all colors, shapes and sizes," commented a CNN report on fur's popularity on runways during New York's Fashion Week in February 2005. However, consumers may not have noticed the large increase of fur use in fashion today, because fur-trim is much less conspicuous than the expensive full-length fur coats worn in the past, added that most people would be too embarrassed to wear those today.

U.S. fur sales in 2003 were $1.8 billion, according to the Fur Information Council of America, cited by CWI. "China has become the leading fur garment exporter to the USA, accounting for 40% of total US imports in 2004-the equivalent of $7.9 million," according to the SAP report. However, exact import statistics are difficult to obtain because fur trimmings are not specifically declared to customs, says the SAP report.

Protests Staged in Washington and 35 Cities Worldwide

The Anti-Fur Society of Washington, D.C.-a member of the International Anti-Fur Coalition-disapproves of the cramped wire cages that leave almost no room for the animal to move about. In these cramped quarters, the animals show signs of extreme anxiety and pathological behaviors, according to a report by CWI. The Anti-Fur Society of Washington, D.C. especially objects to the slaughter methods, including the skinning of the animals alive, "which makes China's fur industry the most barbaric in the world," says their press release. Their membership find these practices highly disturbing and horrifying.

The group is also appalled at the frequent use of domestic dog and cat fur. Although against U.S. law, a loophole in customs law and mislabeling permits their use in the U.S., they say. Fur items priced at less than US$150 are not checked by Customs for truthful labeling upon entry. The group contends that unsuspecting customers are purchasing items with dog and cat fur. They claim that even Burlington Coat Factory, Macy's, JC Penny, Nordstrom, Saks and Barneys are selling dog fur as the fur from another species or even labeled as "faux fur."

A UK-based charity, Care for the Wild International (CWI), reported that on Nov 20, 2006, the E.U. banned imports of pelts of dogs and cats. The CWI stated that 5,400 dogs and cats are slaughtered every day in China. "Chinese suppliers offered us entire sheets made of dozens and dozens of cat skins-all in matching color patterns of tabby, ginger, black and white or tabby and white," says Dr Barbara Maas, CWI's Chief Executive.

To protest China's alleged inhumane methods for fur industry animals, members of the Anti-Fur Society of Washington, D.C. on February 13 carried a symbolic casket across the Taft Memorial Bridge, followed by a funeral for the animal victims of the Chinese fur trade in front of the Chinese Embassy at 2300 Connecticut Ave. This demonstration at the Chinese Embassy was one of many that occurred on the same day in over 35 cities worldwide.   The documentary of the gruesome slaughter methods in the Shangcun Market made by the Swiss Animal Protection is often mentioned by the protesters as graphic proof of the barbarity of China's fur industry.

In Switzerland and several European countries, fur farming has been banned due to considerations for the humane treatment of animals. "In their lives and their unspeakable deaths, these animals have been denied the simplest acts of kindness," writes the investigator of the SAP report on conditions of the Chinese fur farms.

Click on the link to finish reading this article:   http://en.epochtimes.com/news/7-2-20/51905.html

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GREAT NEWS RELATED TO THE EFFORTS OF THE INTERNATIONAL ANTI-FUR COALITION.
Israeli chief rabbi issues fur edict
(Reuters)                                                                                     20 February 2007
JERUSALEM - Jews must not wear fur skinned from live animals, Israel's chief rabbi said in a religious ruling on Tuesday.     All Jews are obliged to prevent the horrible phenomenon of cruelty to animals and be a 'light onto nations' by refusing to use products that originate from acts which cause such suffering,' Rabbi Yona Metzger said.  Animal rights campaigners in Israel and abroad say that animals are skinned alive at fur farms in China.   Metzger issued the edict in response to an appeal by an Israeli legislator who looked into the reports of animal cruelty in China at the request of a constituent. Click on the link for more:    http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticleNew.asp?xfile=data/middleeast/2007/February/middleeast_February329.xml&section=middleeast&col 

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ANTI-FUR MARCH IN TOKYO, JAPAN  -- 
I would also like to invite you to join us in a huge anti-fur march in downtown DC, starting at Dupont Circle and ending at the Chinese Ambassador's residence front of the Chinese Embassy.  If all goes well, it will  be Saturday, March 24th.  This is inspired on a march by our Japanese counterparts in Tokyo, click on this link to see it:    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mac_vegetarian/sets/72157594340778238/

Please let me know ASAP if you can attend as we wish to have an idea of how many people can join us!

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Animal lovers in China win extra life for 400 Chinese cats - YES!  Animal groups are gaining strength in China.  We need to support them!

Jonathan Watts in Beijing                                                             Monday February 12, 2007
Guardian Unlimited

Some of the 400 cats that were rescued from a market in Tianjin
Some of the 400 cats that were rescued from a market in Tianjin. Photograph: China Photos/Getty Images
 

China's nascent animal rights movement claimed a rare and bloody victory today after rescuing more than 400 cats that were about to be slaughtered for their fur and meat.   The felines were saved from a market in Tianjin after a standoff last week between 100 pet lovers and police that left one protester hospitalised.   Until recent years, respect for animal rights was almost non-existent in China, where dogs, cats, birds, lizards and turtles are often displayed in cramped market cages, before being slaughtered - sometimes by being beaten to death.   Click on the link to learn more:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/china/story/0,,2011569,00.html

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This note comes from our colleagues in Belgium, but this has already happened recently in the Netherlands, and Sweden where large department stores went fur free because of the pressure by anti-fur activists.  Activists are working fiercely in London to get Harrods to go fur free.   
"Dear activists,
Today came the very good news from the CEO from the international fashion chains McGregor and Gaastra, that they stop selling fur from the new autumn/winter collection 2007!!! Since January we did weekly actions in front of their stores in several Belgian cities.  We never expected that they would go fur free so fast. They have 3000 multi-brand shops in Europe and 182 shops-in-the-Shops...very soon fur free!"
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Embattled fur store closing for good in Portland, Oregon!

Associated Press                                                                                                          February 20, 2007

PORTLAND, Ore. - Schumacher Furs & Outerwear, a magnet for anti-fur protesters, is going out of business after 112 years.    

Owner Gregg Schumacher had sought to relocate to the suburbs after protesters made a weekly habit of demonstrating outside the downtown Portland store. But in an announcement Monday, Schumacher said the activists stifled those plans by using a "targeted intimidation campaign" to persuade suburban mall managers to cancel lease agreements.  Managers at two suburban malls - Bridgeport Village and Washington Square - disagreed with Schumacher's statement.

Jonae Armstrong, senior property manager at Washington Square in Tigard, said the mall received a couple of e-mails opposing the fur store, but they "in no way influenced our decision" to reject Schumacher's requests to lease retail space.

Bob Dye, general manager of Bridgeport Village, told The Oregonian that mall managers met with Schumacher, but there was nothing close to an agreement. The handful of e-mails mall officials received were mostly polite and didn't come into play, Dye said.   "We decided that at this point and time that it was not a good fit," he said.

Matt Rossell, a Northwest outreach coordinator for In Defense of Animals, denied that the group mounted an organized campaign to stop Schumacher from moving to the suburbs. "If there was a campaign, I would have certainly known about it," he said.   In the past 14 months, Schumacher became the most fiercely protested fur trader in America, Schumacher repeatedly blamed Portland's politicians and police for not protecting the business.

Though most agree that animal-rights activists have tested the limits of free speech during their Saturday demonstrations - and at times broke laws - city officials have said Schumacher and his wife, Linda, carry much of the responsibility for what happened, click here for more:  http://www.statesmanjournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=200670220003

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Survey shows 93% refuse to wear real fur in Wales

Publisher:  Pam Caulfield
Published: 12/02/2007 - 13:29:00 PM 

The survey comes at the start
of London Fashion Week

93 percent of the public say they refuse to wear real fur but just 43 percent always check labels to see if the fur they buy is real or fake, according to a new RSPCA-commissioned survey released today.  The new TNS opinion poll reveals public attitudes towards fur at the start of this week's London Fashion Week.   Fashion designer Wayne Hemingway said, "The idea of wearing fur is disgusting, and the thought of anyone draping themselves in the skins of dead animals in the belief that it makes them look beautiful is beyond belief."

"We are not in the Stone Age, there is no need for real fur; fashion designers don't need to use it and people don't need to wear it. You can look just as good wearing fake fur, which is now so realistic it's extremely hard to tell the difference. Real fur looks much better on the animal it came from."

The poll also found that..........to learn more click here:  http://www.24dash.com/communities/16459.htm
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Australia --  Animal rights groups call for Olympic boycott

 

February 13, 2007 01:31pm                                                                         Article from: AAP

ANIMAL liberation groups are urging people to boycott the Beijing Olympics because of the treatment of animals in China's fur industry.

A small but vocal group from the Anti-Fur Coalition gathered in a peaceful demonstration outside the Chinese Consulate in Melbourne's inner east this morning.  It was one of 30 protests staged worldwide today as part of an International Day of Protest Against Chinese Fur.

Danielle Archer, a spokeswoman for the group, said the purpose of the gathering was to encourage people to boycott the Beijing Olympics because of the "horrific abuse'' of animals in China.   "We're asking people to boycott the 2008 Olympics in China, we're asking people to boycott Chinese tourism as well,'' she said.

Click on the link to continue reading:  http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,21218902-5005961,00.html


Finally, I wish to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your compassion towards fur bearing animals which would be in a far worse situation without your love and support.

Rosa Close 

www.antifursociety.org
"All beings tremble before violence. All fear death. All love life. See yourself in others.
Then whom can you hurt? What harm can you do? ~Buddha"




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Posted: Feb 21, 2007 9:43pm
Jan 26, 2007
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Protest
Location: Canada
Fur Protest TOMORROW!
Location: bebe stores, Downtown, Vancouver
Date: Saturday, January 27, 2007
Time: 12 Noon
- 2pm

Please mark your calendars, this is a protest you won't want to miss! 
Bloody, nude activists representing skinned animals on fur farms will grace the storefront of a downtown fur retailer.  Although the media focus will be on the nude activists, we will need lots of clothed activists to hold signs and distribute leaflets for this event.  The fur season is rapidly coming to an end -- we need to use the time we have left to make a statement on behalf of our fur-bearing friends.  Let's make this the biggest fur protest of the season. If you only attend one fur protest this year, please make it this one.
We need to be out there in full force to show support for the millions of animals needlessly murdered for their fur each year!

for more info about fur please visit www.furisdead.com
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Take Down Toonie Tuesdays at KFC  
Location: KFC (1147 Davie Street, Vancouver)
Date:  Every Tuesday
Time:  6pm - 8pm
 
Yes, we are still giving out free vegan samosas and inviting Toonie Tuesday customers to forego the greasy chickens for our heart healthy alternative.  However, the free food giveaway cannot continue without your support.  Currently a single elf has been paying for all of the samosas and the elf is really hurting for cash. If you cannot make the time commitment to join the protest, please show your support by donating money to the samosa fund.  Even if you do join the protests, it really couldn't hurt to donate $1 - $2 per week, could it? Please contact me if you wish to make a contribution to the samosa fund. Thanks you !!!!   

For more info please visit: www.kentuckyfriedcruelty.com 
 
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Animal Rights Conference in Victoria, BC
Location: University of Victoria (Fraser Building Room 157)
Date: February 2, 2007
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Alert Status Red: Animal Rights at the Epicentre of Law, Morality & Terror 2nd Annual UVic Animal Law Conference.  All are welcome and admission is by donation. Register by emailing uvicsaldf2007@hotmail.com. A free vegan lunch will be provided for the first 40 registrants. Speakers from across Canada and the United States will address legalissues that are currently impacting the animal rights movement throughout the world. More information is posted on our website at www.law.uvic.ca/saldf
 

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Posted: Jan 26, 2007 3:35pm
Jan 19, 2007
Focus: Freedom of Expression
Action Request: Donation
Location: United States
  Global Action Network
(Un message en français suivre...)

Dear Friend,

Your kind support helped Global Action Network achieve so many victories for animals in 2006!

In the winter, Global Action Network convinced 300 clothing stores across Canada to stop selling cruel fur products. Thanks to your generosity, GAN helped seize dogs en route to slaughter, stolen by dog meat traders in the Philippines. We played a central role in documenting the cruel commercial seal hunt in 2006 – braving hostile sealers and extreme weather conditions off the east coast to show the world the brutal reality of Canada’s commercial seal hunt. And our Emergency Animal Fund was stretched to the limit this year, as we rescued countless orphaned wild animals – from raccoons to birds to squirrels. Following intensive fostering and rehabilitation, these wonderful creatures have been returned to the wild.

I know the year ahead promises to bring even more victories. Will you stand alongside Global Action Network as we continue our vital work to protect animals in 2007?

I hope I can count on you to make a special New Year's gift for the animals.

With your support, we will:
  • Keep up the pressure on the fur industry by lobbying more Canadian retailers to go fur free.
    • Launch a groundbreaking, national campaign to shut down foie gras factory farms in Quebec, exposing a brutal industry that force-feeds ducks until their livers swell up to 10 times their normal size.
    • Rescue more victims of the Philippines dog meat trade, and work towards ending this brutal industry for good.
    • Work to end Canada's commercial seal hunt forever by documenting the brutality of the slaughter and exposing the facts of the hunt to the Canadian media and government.

Your donation will help ensure that we keep up the surveillance, keep up the prosecutions and keep up the pressure on the politicians. Just $20 will help us to buy vital camera equipment to continue our investigations. $35 can help to secure a happy ending for a rescued dog. $100 helps us to bring our evidence to politicians and media to create permanent change.


On behalf of our staff and many volunteers, thank you for your continued commitment to the animals.

For the animals,



Andrew Plumbly
Director
Global Action Network

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Cher ami/Chère amie,

Grâce à votre généreux appui, le Réseau Action Globale a remporté un grand nombre de victoires pour les animaux en 2006!

Au cours de l’hiver, le Réseau Action Globale a convaincu 300 boutiques de vêtements dans tout le Canada de cesser de vendre des produits fabriqués par la cruelle industrie de la fourrure. Grâce à votre généreux appui, le RAG a saisi des chiens qui étaient en route vers l’abattoir après avoir été volés par des négociants de viande canine aux Philippines. Nous avons joué un rôle clé en documentant la cruelle chasse aux phoques en 2006 – bravant les chasseurs de phoques hostiles ainsi que les conditions climatiques les plus sévères sur la côte Est afin de montrer au reste du monde la brutale réalité de la chasse commerciale aux phoques du Canada. Et notre fonds d’urgence pour les animaux a été mobilisé au maximum cette année, tandis que nous sauvions d’innombrables animaux sauvages orphelins – des ratons-laveurs, aux oiseaux, jusqu’aux écureuils. À la suite d’une période en famille d’accueil et d’un programme de réhabilitation intensive, ces merveilleuses créatures ont été retournées dans leur milieu naturel.

Je sais que l’année à venir devrait nous apporter encore plus de victoires. Vous tiendrez-vous toujours aux côtés du Réseau Action Globale pour nous aider à poursuivre notre travail vital de protection des animaux en 2007?

À l'aube de la nouvelle année, faites un cadeau tout spécial aux animaux.

Voici ce que votre appui nous permettra de réaliser :
  • Exercer des pressions sur l’industrie de la fourrure en nous appliquant à convaincre davantage de détaillants canadiens de cesser de vendre de la fourrure.
    • Lancer une campagne nationale percutante visant à fermer les fermes industrielles de foie gras au Québec, exposant une industrie brutale qui gave les canards jusqu’à ce que leur fois atteigne une taille de près de 10 fois leur grosseur normale.
    • Sauver davantage de victimes des commerçants de viande canine aux Philippines et travailler à mettre un point final à cette brutale industrie.
    • Joignez-vous à nous pour mettre définitivement un terme à la chasse commerciale aux phoques en documentant la brutalité du massacre et en faisant toute la lumière sur cette pratique cruelle pour les médias et le gouvernement du Canada.

    Votre don nous aidera à maintenir notre surveillance, à continuer à entamer des poursuites et à exercer des pressions sur les politiciens. Un simple don de 20 $ nous aidera à acheter un équipement de photographie vital pour la poursuite de nos enquêtes. Un don de 35 $ peut aider un chien que nous avons secouru à connaître une existence meilleure. Un don de 100 $ nous aidera à remettre nos preuves aux politiciens et aux médias afin de créer un changement permanent.


Au nom de notre petite équipe ainsi qu’en celui de nos nombreux volontaires, je vous remercie de votre engagement continu envers les animaux.

Pour les animaux,



Andrew Plumbly
Directeur
Réseau Action Globale



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Posted: Jan 19, 2007 10:57pm
Jan 8, 2007
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Protest
Location: United States
Hi Activists,

Here are fun and exciting events happening this week and beyond:

1. Take Down Toonie Tuesdays at KFC
Location: KFC (1147 Davie Street, Vancouver)

Date:  Every Tuesday
Time:  6pm - 8pm
As usual, we will be outside KFC on Davie Street leafleting and giving out free vegan samosas to people who boycott KFC.  This is a friendly and fun campaign that's been really effective.  Prior to this campaign, KFC customers lined up out the door every Tuesday to get their cheap chicken (which by the way, is not really that cheap if you are homeless or truly poor).  But now, KFC is practically emptied of customers every time we are out there.  Our free vegan samosa giveaway attracts more customers than KFC - we even have repeat customers!
For more info please visit: www.kentuckyfriedcruelty.com

2. bebe Stores Anti-Fur Outreach
Location: bebe Stores (corner of Robson & Burrard, downtown Vancouver)
Dates: Every Saturday & Sunday (throughout January)
Times: 3pm - 5pm
bebe sells horrendous things like fur-lined sweatshirts, fur coats, fur purses, fur key-chains and fur hats. We've been out in front of this store for 4 - 7 days a week since November and we've had tremendous support and response from all types of people.  The most important support we've gotten is from people who simply are not aware of the issue.   This year, everyone seems to be wearing little bits of fur, yet few of them know the cruelty behind this useless product.  Our presence at this busy street corner is raising a lot of awareness and we are constantly thanked by parents, kids, shoppers, men and women for showing them the truth.  Come out and join us, it is a tremendously empowering and fulfilling experience.
For more info please visit: www.furisdead.com

3.  Semi-Nude Anti-Fur Media Event
Location: Downtown, Vancouver
Date: Saturday, January 27, 2007

Time: 12 Noon
We are still in need of semi-nude activists for this media event.  Please send me an email if you wish to participate as a semi-nude activist.  For those of you who are not about to part with your ski jackets and scarves in the middle of the winter, I've got good news.  We are equally in need of fully-clothed activists to hand out leaflets and hold signs.  Details for this event will follow in a later email.     

All outreach events are rain or shine.  Signs and leaflets are provided so just bring yourself and anyone you wish to invite.

Thanks for all you do for the animals!

Joanne
604.761.4162

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Posted: Jan 8, 2007 10:52pm
Dec 9, 2006
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States
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Sent: Thursday, December 07, 2006 5:19 PM
Subject: Re: China's slaughter of domestic animals.

Dear Animal Lovers:
      It is apparent that China is not listening to the outcry of the public, and it is now time to bombard them with mail with regard to the mass culling of the dogs and cats in the Republic of China.
      The CVFA has created a new page for the innocents that has all the information needed for everyone to make a difference.  There is a link to a petition, and a link to the Chinese embassies in all parts of the world.
      We are asking that you take a few minutes to view the page and to sign the petition and send an e-mail to the embassy in your area.
With kind regards,
Earle Bingley


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Posted: Dec 9, 2006 1:03am
Nov 19, 2006
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Protest
Location: Canada
Hi Activists,
Just a reminder about this upcoming demo:
Date: Sunday, November 19
Time: Noon
Place: Bebe, the corner of Burrard and Robson. Important: please meet Joanne Chang at noon outside Blenz (directly across from Bebe on the South-East corner of Burrard and Robson), a few people are doing another action just before noon and a large group of activists standing in front of the store may draw attention to them.
This demo will occur rain or shine. Signs and leaflets will be provided, just bring yourself and anyone else you think would like to attend.
Don't forget to write to Bebe and let them know you won't shop at their stores until they stop selling the skins of tortured animals! *Please note, Bebe's email address no longer works (probably due to the high volume of anti-fur emails they were receiving), however by going to http://www.bebe.com/gp/contact/002-4389503-5307241 you can fill out the on-line comment form.
Bebe Stores, Inc.
Greg Scott, CEO
400 Valley Dr.
Brisbane, CA 94005
415-715-3900
415-715-3939 (fax)
 
Please visit www.furisdead.com for more information about the violent fur industry, and email me at ashley.fruno@gmail.com if you have any questions!
Thanks for all you do for animals!!!
Ashley
604-230-2837


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Posted: Nov 19, 2006 2:18am
Nov 19, 2006
Hi Activists,
Just a reminder about this upcoming demo:
Date: Sunday, November 19
Time: Noon
Place: Bebe, the corner of Burrard and Robson. Important: please meet Joanne Chang at noon outside Blenz (directly across from Bebe on the South-East corner of Burrard and Robson), a few people are doing another action just before noon and a large group of activists standing in front of the store may draw attention to them.
This demo will occur rain or shine. Signs and leaflets will be provided, just bring yourself and anyone else you think would like to attend.
Don't forget to write to Bebe and let them know you won't shop at their stores until they stop selling the skins of tortured animals! *Please note, Bebe's email address no longer works (probably due to the high volume of anti-fur emails they were receiving), however by going to http://www.bebe.com/gp/contact/002-4389503-5307241 you can fill out the on-line comment form.
Bebe Stores, Inc.
Greg Scott, CEO
400 Valley Dr.
Brisbane, CA 94005
415-715-3900
415-715-3939 (fax)
 
Please visit www.furisdead.com for more information about the violent fur industry, and email me at ashley.fruno@gmail.com if you have any questions!
Thanks for all you do for animals!!!
Ashley
604-230-2837


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Posted: Nov 19, 2006 2:17am
Nov 17, 2006
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Poll
Location: Netherlands
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, November 17, 2006 11:34 AM
Subject: Norway seal slaughter poll

From Rebecca Aldworth:
Hi there,

Can you please cross post everywhere you can - we are tied in this poll asking if seal hunting should be banned. Though in Norway it concerns the Canadian seal hunt and pending trade bans - it is a really important poll (very influential newspaper) so please take a minute to vote!

Thanks,

Rebecca

Vote against sealing:
"Ja, stopp fangsten. Den betyr ingen ting." = Yes, stop the hunt. It is not necessary.

http://www.fiskaren.no/incoming/article116195.ece
Click on the left-hand button to vote;  the right one is for viewing results.



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