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Jan 25, 2007
Focus: Animal Welfare
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Location: United States
Cross-posted from Green Vibrations (Yahoo Group):





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CALL/EMAIL TO URGE RELEASE OF
MONKEY BEING HELD CAPTIVE AT
UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MEDICAL CTR.




Folks,

We need your help!

Our organization's (UConn Animal Rights Collective)
efforts over the past year, with support from a plethora of national
and international advocacy groups, were instrumental in the recent
termination of the nonhuman primate research program at University of
CT Health Center that culminated with the unfortunate transfer of a
rhesus macaque named Mowgli to the University of Mississippi Medical
Center under the care of Dr. Paul May.  The primary investigator on the
protocol at the UConn Health Center, Dr. David Waitzman, received
extensive sanctioning from the UCHC Animal Care Committee and USDA for
repeated, significant violations of Animal Welfare Act that culminated in the revocation of approval for the research that involved drilling holes into the skulls of rhesus macaques. You can read more about the issue here:

"Primate Violations End Project at UConn" Hartford Courant, Jan 12, 2007
"UConn Halts Monkey Research Following Federal Inspection" Newsday Jan 12
"Monkey Business Ends at UConn Health Center" UConn Daily Campus Jan 24



By building alliances with a wide array of activists, advocates,
medical professionals and researchers across the country as well the
proprietors of several prominent animal sanctuaries, we have been able
to secure consulting services, veterinary care, and funding to
transport and provide a safe sanctuary home for Mowgli. 


Mowgli has experienced insurmountable grief and trauma. All three of
his nonhuman primate companions at UCHC, the only persons like himself
that he knows, have died or been euthanized while he, for years,
watched and waited for his turn to come. Furthermore,
in March 2006, Mowgli was pulled around and choked with a collar so
tight that the blood vessels in his face burst and his eyes bled.

Given that Mowgli has not yet been subjected to any invasive
procedures, and has even been deemed unfit for these types of
experiments by a UCHC veterinarian, this is the perfect opportunity to
provide him with the life he undoubtedly deserves.

The
pieces are all in place to provide a safe haven for Mowgli and we need
your help to insure that the project comes to fruition. As a tax payer
in the U.S. whose dollars fund this research, you have a say.


Please contact the administrators at the University of Mississippi
Medical Center listed below via email and telephone and urge them,
given the circumstances listed above, to agree to release Mowgli and
participate with us in the relocation process.

Sincerely,

Justin Goodman
 
ACT NOW!!!!!

Block of email addresses, for your convenience:
lfulton@animal.umsmed.edu
jehall@physiology.umsmed.edu
swarren@anatomy.umsmed.edu
jgarrett@dor.umsmed.edu
agrady@animal.umsmed.edu<


SAMPLE LETTER:

Dear UMMC faculty members and staff,

Thank you for your time. In light of the recent misconduct uncovered at the University of Connecticut
Health Center and the subsequent transfer of a young macaque named
Mowgli to your facility, as a taxpayer and person who abhors cruelty, I
am requesting that plans be made for Mowgli to be relocated to an
accredited sanctuary immediately.

This monkey has
experienced insurmountable grief and trauma. All three of his nonhuman
primate companions at UCHC, the only persons like himself that he
knows, have died or been euthanized while he, for years, watched and
waited for his turn to come.  Given that Mowgli has not yet been
subjected to any invasive procedures, this is the perfect opportunity
to provide him with the life he undoubtedly deserves.

I look forward to a positive resolution to this matter.

Sincerely,

Name
City, State
Country


Primary contact info:
Dr. John Hall, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, UMiss Med Ctr.
jehall@physiology.umsmed.edu
601-815-5000

Additional contact info:
Dr. Susan Warren- Chair, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
swarren@anatomy.umsmed.edu
601-984-1671

Ms. Jean Garrett- Asst. Director, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
jgarrett@dor.umsmed.edu
601-815-5006

Dr. Andrew Grady-- Director, Lab Animal Facilities
agrady@animal.umsmed.edu
601-984-1385

Dr. Linda Fulton-- Asst. Director, Lab Animal Facilities
lfulton@animal.umsmed.edu
601-984-1385
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Posted: Jan 25, 2007 7:17pm
Jan 15, 2007
Focus: Children
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States
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Save Romanian children from the role of biological garbage!
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Children are tied to cots
The plight of thousands of children in Romanian orphanages remains desperate, eight years after the country emerged from decades of dictatorship.

Evidence that surfaced in 1990 about the way Romania treated its orphans appalled the world but little has changed, according to aid officials.

The BBC has obtained exclusive pictures of the kind of conditions children are enduring at Braila in eastern Romania.

The footage, secretly filmed by Friends of Orphanages in Romania, shows that some children with learning difficulties are tied to their cots for several hours a day.

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Posted: Jan 15, 2007 5:36pm
Jan 11, 2007
Focus: Peace
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States
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Tell Congress to Oppose Troop Escalation In Iraq
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/994055313

The occupation of Iraq has already resulted in the death of more than 3,000 Americans and 650,000 Iraqi civilians. More than 22,000 soldiers have been wounded. And no one can accurately predict the number of Iraqi casualties.

While promising a new strategy for Iraq, President Bush and his neo-conservative advisors are expected to make a bad situation worse by pouring more troops into Iraq.


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TELL PRESIDENT BUSH TO SUPPORT SENATOR BIDEN'S FIVE-POINT PLAN FOR PEACE!
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/101144755

Since our invasion of Iraq acts of terrorism around the world have increased by over 100%. No number of troops can solve this problem.

But Senator Joesph Biden, along with Leslie Gelb, President Emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations, have proposed a five-point plan that would bring peace to region without deploying more U.S.troops.

TELL PRESIDENT BUSH TO SUPPORT SENATOR BIDEN'S FIVE-POINT PLAN FOR PEACE, NOT THE DEPLOYMENT OF MORE TROOPS TO IRAQ!



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Tell Bush to Close Guantanamo NOW!
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/602890897

The Supreme Court recently ruled to block military tribunals for detainees at the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. In light of this decision, now is the time for President Bush to close the doors to Guantanamo for good!

Detaining persons without cause, denying due process in a court of law, and ignoring worldwide concerns about the inhumane treatment of detainees are rooted in values which run counter to the basic teachings of nearly every religion and spiritual practice and are acts one should never expect at any institution under US jurisdiction.

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Posted: Jan 11, 2007 6:26pm
Jan 8, 2007
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States
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http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/770149370

Soon, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is expected to release a proposal to strip wolves of crucial Endangered Species Act protections across most of Wyoming and de-list wolves in Idaho, where the state is poised to kill up to 75% of the wolves living in the Lolo district of the Clearwater National Forest.

This proposal could allow the use of aerial gunning and other lethal control methods to
kill as many as two-thirds of the wolves in Wyoming and as many as 54 of Idaho’s 65 wolf packs!

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Posted: Jan 8, 2007 8:04pm
Jan 2, 2007
Focus: Consumer Rights
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Location: United States
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http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/394013336

Two phrases you never want to see in the same sentence: drinking water and "sewage blending." And yet, that's the Bush Administration's new plan for your water supply!

Incredibly, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is about to relax restrictions on dumping sewage into our waterways. Their plan would allow water treatment facilities to release sewage filled with human wastes, toxins, bacteria, viruses, parasites and other pollutants into our drinking water.


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Posted: Jan 2, 2007 7:26pm
Dec 29, 2006
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States
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Right now, approximately 800 bears are suffering in Japanese bear parks.

In Japan's eight bear parks, bears are confined to crude concrete pits where they are forced to beg for, or fight over, scraps of food thrown by tourists.
Left for years to suffer in the name of entertainment, it is hard to imagine a more bleak existence for these animals.

http://go.care2.com/savebears

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Posted: Dec 29, 2006 9:40pm
Dec 29, 2006
Focus: Animal Welfare
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Whales are still in danger. Since a global ban on whaling in 1985, Japan has continued to kill whales in the name of "scientific research." Yet legitimate scientists agree: there's no need to kill whales in order to study them when non-lethal methods already exist.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/446578966

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Posted: Dec 29, 2006 9:37pm
Dec 28, 2006
Focus: Animal Welfare
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Location: United States
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Whales are still in danger. Since a global ban on whaling in 1985, Japan has continued to kill whales in the name of "scientific research." Yet legitimate scientists agree: there's no need to kill whales in order to study them when non-lethal methods already exist.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/446578966

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Posted: Dec 28, 2006 10:00pm
Dec 28, 2006
Focus: Animal Welfare
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Location: United States
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Right now, approximately 800 bears are suffering in Japanese bear parks.

In Japan's eight bear parks, bears are confined to crude concrete pits where they are forced to beg for, or fight over, scraps of food thrown by tourists.
Left for years to suffer in the name of entertainment, it is hard to imagine a more bleak existence for these animals.

http://go.care2.com/savebears

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