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Help Nosey The Elephant ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ! !

Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, protection, suffering )

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Send a message to Colleen Carroll, who is prosecuting on behalf of the USDA. Thank Carroll for her work on this case and encourage her to press for the maximum available penalties. We don't want to disrupt Attorney Carroll's office with emails and faxes

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Cher C (1429)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 3:28 pm

We don't want to disrupt Attorney Carroll's office with emails and faxes, so we're asking you to please take an extra few minutes to mail her a hard-copy letter instead. Below is a sample letter. Please personalize that model letter or compose your own similar letter and mail to:

Colleen Carroll, Esq.
Office of General Council
US Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20250-1400

Sample letter:

Dear Attorney Carroll:

As a supporter of In Defense of Animals (IDA), I am very concerned about the plight of Nosey the elephant, who has been exhibited around the country by Hugo Liebel. Liebel is charged with numerous substantial, willful violations of the Animal Welfare Act, including repeated noncompliance with veterinary care, handling, housing, and husbandry requirements from 2007 to 2011. If Liebel is found to be in violation on these charges, I urge you to press for the maximum allowable sanctions

I would also like to express my gratitude for your work on this case to date, particularly your decision to pursue serious charges against Liebel.

The violations charged in the complaint are, as you point out, substantial, and many of them are repeated violations for which Liebel has previously been cited. Many of the violations are allegedly willful. His documented lengthy record compels the conclusion that Liebel is either unable or unwilling to comply with the laws and regulations put into place to protect exhibited animals and the public.

Therefore, I urge you, in the event that Liebel is found to be in violation on these charges, to press for the maximum allowable sanctions, including the highest possible amount in fines and termination of Liebel's license to exhibit animals. I see no other way of ensuring the safety of Nosey, the surviving monkey, and any other animals who Liebel could acquire for exhibition.

Again, thank you for your efforts and attention to this serious matter.



Elle B (84)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 4:05 pm
Ty Cher ~ Will Do. ..

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 4:13 pm
Trying to

Pat B (356)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 4:28 pm
Ditto, Cher. Thanks.!!

Julie E (405)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 4:39 pm
Will do! Just shared too.

Kit B (276)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 5:00 pm

Letter printed - had to copy it to word processor and in the envelop - stamped will go out in morning mail.

Tamara Hayes (185)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 5:09 pm
Already signed, twittered and google shared. Thanks Cher

Ellen G (325)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 5:25 pm
Letter printed and stuffed into envelope will send tomorrow

Barbara K (60)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 6:14 pm
S & N. thanks, my friend.

Carol H (229)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 6:29 pm
action to be taken

naomi cohen (55)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 7:01 pm
done, cher. thank you.

Thursday January 10, 2013, 11:24 pm
Signed & Noted. Thanks Cher

Danuta W (1249)
Friday January 11, 2013, 3:10 am

lee e (114)
Friday January 11, 2013, 8:23 am
Thanks - just got it in the mail, hope it reaches in time!

P A (117)
Friday January 11, 2013, 9:31 am
So sorry - am ill and housebound - electronic mail only. Very sorry.

. (0)
Friday January 11, 2013, 10:03 am
post send from Italy - thank you so much Cher

Jane H (139)
Friday January 11, 2013, 10:06 am

End CrueltyDeb Williams-Shepard (154)
Friday January 11, 2013, 10:59 am
Noted but cannot express .... Wish there was a petition to sign.

Lisa N (206)
Friday January 11, 2013, 11:07 am
Action to be taken, thanks Cher.

Jaime A (52)
Friday January 11, 2013, 1:12 pm

michelle t (41)
Friday January 11, 2013, 1:25 pm
As I am from Australia I am unable to take action.
A petition should be set up as we are missing out on so many prospective signatures.
Very few people will send posted letters.
We need a petition otherwise this will be a failure.

Sandra s (130)
Friday January 11, 2013, 3:30 pm
noted/sharing xxx

deb s (145)
Friday January 11, 2013, 3:34 pm
Will write a letter for her kudos and the welfare of Nosey backed by i sincere hope that all is done to the man who just didn't have a heart

Thomas P (280)
Friday January 11, 2013, 6:01 pm
Noted and email sent...thanks Cher

Faye Swan (23)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 8:50 am

Dawn M (142)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 10:42 am

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 11:54 pm
Noted and e-mail sent.

. (0)
Monday January 14, 2013, 10:28 am
done..ty Cher and Ruth for sharing

Barbara Erdman (63)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 9:52 am
Noted and Tnx Cher :-0

Yvonne F (181)
Monday January 28, 2013, 7:31 am
Isn't there an email address??? Would love to send a mail! Thanks Cher
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