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Michigan Deals With the Devil


Animals  (tags: animals, animalcruelty, animalwelfare, death, sadness )

Dusty
- 2146 days ago - poocini.com
She was a sweet, shy yellow Lab named Liz. Dainty for her size, she would pad softly up to you and lightly touch her nose to your hand, asking for affection, wanting to be loved.



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Dusty W. (1339)
Wednesday January 7, 2009, 2:05 pm
Animal are being sold to labs for research. HELP NEEDED..........PLEASE SNAIL MAIL/EMAIL TIME SENSITIVE 01/12/09

STREET ADDRESS FOR ALL COMMISSIONERS:
Montcalm County Commissioners
Administrative Building, 3rd Floor
211 W. Main St.
P.O. Box 368
Stanton, MI 48888

Commissioner Marcia Walker
home: 616-754-8236; email: lloydwalker@chartermi.net

Commissioner Tom Lindeman
home: 616-754-4918; email: tblindeman@sbcglobal.net

Commissioner Ron Retzloff
home: 989-235-6827; email: comish@casair.net

Commissioner John Johansen
home: 616-754-5375; email: johm@pathwaynet.com

Commissioner Carl Paepke
home: 616-636-5692; email: johm@pathwaynet.com

Commissioner Ron Baker
home: 231-937-5465; email: rbaker68amx@hotmail.com

Commissioner Pat Carr
home: 989-352-8129; NO EMAIL

Commissioner Roger Caris
home: 989-268-5875; email: rcaris@gccmha.org

Commissioner John McCrackin
home: 989-584-3713; NO EMAIL

City of Stanton, Mayor Robert Burns
225 S. Camburn St.
P.O. Box 449
Stanton, MI 48888
ph: 989 831-4440; fax: 989-831-5756
email: mayor@cityofstantonmi.com

Montcalm County Animal Control
154 W. Quarterline St.
P.O. Box 368
Stanton, MI 48888
ph: 989-831-7355; fax: 989-831-7410


SAMPLE LETTER


Dear Montcalm County Officials:

Please do not send companion animals to research laboratories. I implore you
to cancel the county's contract with R & R Research, Inc. and never again
engage a Class B dealer to dispose of homeless animals.

Behind a labís closed doors, animals undergo invasive surgeries, toxic
dosing, food/water deprivation, and prolonged pain. Still, your taxpayers
subsidize pound seizure whether they like it or not. They indirectly fund
animal tests that delay medical progress with misleading results.

It is particularly irresponsible to support animal research when strides in
in-vitro technology, computer automation, and many more animal-free methods
now uncover data relevant to human health and safety.

Clearly, there is no altruism in dealing cats and dogs for research. There
is only profit. In 2006, USDA records reveal R & R Research of Howard City,
Michigan grossed $196,723 from the sale of 621 dogs and cats. Moreover, R &
R flaunts an unethical history. A 2006 USDA citation shows R & R illegally
transported dogs chained to a livestock trailer. In 2005, R & R was cited
for procuring dogs and cats from Howard City, where there is no pound.
Apparently officials sold their strays to R & R.

Before that, the Michigan Attorney General ordered R & R to pull its "animal
shelter" listing in the yellow pages. In the 1990s, a WOOD TV investigative
video portrayed R & R owners gassing animals in a corroded "CO2 barrel."

At the very least, Montcalm officials ought to be embarrassed by their
relationship with a Class B dealer. I strongly encourage you to terminate
your contract with R & R and permanently stop pound seizure -- a shady
practice abandoned by most counties nationwide.

This issue has generated worldwide publicity via the Internet. I look
forward to your feedback.

Thank you
 

Dusty W. (1339)
Wednesday January 7, 2009, 2:19 pm
Sweet Liz was saved from this horror, but many more wait....Liz, the sweet, shy, dainty Lab, was given the gift of a future this Christmas. No filthy gas chamber and no electrodes protruding from her body will end her life. With a little luck and a lot of love from her new family, whoever they turn out to be, precious Liz will have many years ahead of her, catching only a glimpse of the horror her lifetime might have been.

Yes, Virginia. There is a Santa Claus.
 

Cristina S. (338)
Wednesday January 7, 2009, 3:40 pm
Sign the CCC Concerned Citizens Coalition,


Stop Giving Our Pets To Class B Animal Dealers
Online petition - Stop Giving Our Pets To Class B Animal Dealers

More information about this here

http://cccmontcalm.org/


 

Joycey B. (750)
Wednesday January 7, 2009, 6:12 pm
Petition signed and have already sent e-mails on this. I am so outraged by it. Noted with anger. Thanks Dusty.
Congratulations. You have successfully signed the petition:
Stop Giving Our Pets To Class B Animal Dealers.

You are signer #1239
 

Dana F. (130)
Wednesday January 7, 2009, 9:12 pm
Petition signed and letters sent. Thank you for posting. When are people going to start learning that there are alternatives to animal testing. They are safer and better.
 

Mariska C. (20)
Thursday January 8, 2009, 12:24 am
Petition signed en e-mails sent.
 

. (0)
Thursday January 8, 2009, 1:03 am
Petition signed previously and emails on their way
 

Nicole S. (4)
Thursday January 8, 2009, 11:40 am
I am the author of 'Michigan deals with the Devil' and Editor of Poocini Special Report.
I will tell you that i always do my due diligence when investigating a story, and although i left several emails and telephoned council members with my questiions, request for interview and deadline ; not a single one responded.
This is NOT to say they are all shady individuals, however i do think it speaks directly of a lack of incentive to change the status quo.
BTW, these counties have been giving their animals to Class B dealers for research purposes for almost 30 years now.

It is far beyond my imagination to even concieve of it, and i respect the people who have been fighting (and repeatedly defeated by) their county government for so long.

Hopefully, a show of national interest will spark the changes so desperately needed there!

-Nicole Sica, editor
 

Nicole S. (4)
Thursday January 8, 2009, 11:47 am
I am the author of 'Michigan deals with the Devil' and editor of Poocini Special Report.
i think it important to note that i always do my due diligence when investigating a story, and although i left several emails and telephoned council members with my questiions, request for interview and deadline ; not a single one responded.

This is NOT to say they are all shady individuals, however i do think it speaks directly of a lack of incentive to change the status quo.
BTW, these counties have been giving their animals to Class B dealers for research purposes for almost 30 years now.

It is far beyond my imagination to even concieve of it, and i respect the people who have been fighting (and been defeated) their county government for so long.

Hopefully, a show of national interest will spark the changes so
desperately needed there!

-Nicole Sica, editor
 

Dusty W. (1339)
Thursday January 8, 2009, 11:59 am
People need to get involved in their own communities as well, to find out what the "BAN SEIZURES" are and protect themselves. Your pet could be one that is lost and turned over to a facility that allows Class B adoptions. Before you have the chance to even recover your pet, they are gone. This has received under 30 notes....not sure why. I pray no one loses a pet to a pound and finds out that they were not in time...a loved one was sent to a lab. Thank you Nicole for speaking out. I tried to contact but there is no profile.....
 

Simone D. (1485)
Thursday January 8, 2009, 7:42 pm
Please 1/12 is the deadline, they are going to vote again on whether to continue sending the poor dogs to Class B dealers for research.
 
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