Action Alerts


Tell CITES to Say NO to Requests to Sell Stockpiled Ivory
Tell CITES that now is the time to save elephants by NOT selling stockpiled ivory. Either the elephants will be granted a reprieve through the imposition of another (this time long-term) international ivory trade ban, or the demise of the world’s elephants will be sealed simply because signatories to the Convention selfishly seek trade with ivory consuming Nations above the survival of the elephants.

CONTACT:
CITES Secretariat
International Environment House
11 Chemin des Anémones
CH-1219 Châtelaine, Geneva
Switzerland
phone +41-(0)22-917-81-39/40
fax +41-(0)22-797-34-17
email: info@cites.org

Information/Talking Points here:
http://www.all-creatures.org/alert/alert-20100131.html

Ask the USDA to protect elephants
Help elephants in captivity by asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate and, if appropriate, pursue charges against Ringling for putting this baby elephant in harm’s way and demanding that the agency ensure that he is receiving adequate veterinary care.

CONTACT
Chester A. Gipson, D.V.M.
Deputy Administrator
USDA-APHIS-AC
4700 River Rd., Unit 97
Riverdale, MD 20737-1234
phone (301) 734-7833
fax (301) 734-4993

Information/Talking Points here:
http://www.all-creatures.org/alert/alert-20100205-2.html


Tell the USDA: Dogs are in danger
R&R Research has a history of obtaining animals in violation of AWA’s Protection of Pets section and its corresponding regulations, provisions put in place to protect lost or stolen pets from ending up as research subjects. In 2005, USDA entered into a settlement agreement with R&R Research for multiple violations related to illegally acquiring cats.
Since that agreement, R&R has continued to violate the Protection of Pets section and has been cited four times for violations of the Animal Welfare Act.
The AWA instructs USDA to permanently revoke the license of a Class B dealer who has been found to violate the Protection of Pets section three or more times. Since September 2007, R&R Research has violated this section and its corresponding regulations five times, three in the last year alone. USDA is falling far short in protecting dogs and cats, as it has failed to invoke any penalty against R&R for violations occurring since November 2005, including those involving animals acquired illegally. It does so despite stating in its 2007 Annual Report that “some…[random source Class B] dealers may be trafficking in stolen animals.”
Although USDA is currently conducting an investigation against R&R Research, the pattern of violations demonstrates that dogs and cats bought and sold by this notorious dealer are in imminent danger. There is sufficient cause to move forward without delay with a complete revocation of R&R’s dealer license. Clearly, this Class B dealer is acting in complete defiance of the AWA and will continue to do so unless USDA takes immediate action.

What you can do!
Please contact USDA and ask the agency to immediately revoke R&R Research’s Class B dealer license. Remind USDA that R&R has repeatedly violated the Protection of Pets section of the AWA, and the agency has a responsibility to take action.
CONTACT
Chester A. Gipson, D.V.M.
Deputy Administrator
USDA-APHIS-AC
4700 River Rd., Unit 97
Riverdale, MD 20737-1234
phone (301) 734-7833
fax (301) 734-4993

Tell the USDA you don’t want GE contamination in your organics
In an environment impact statement about genetically engineered (GE) alfalfa, the USDA claims that organic consumers don’t care about GE contamination.  In a Sound Consumer article by editor Trudy Bialic, organic consumers are called to action to comment before February 16 to let them know that we DO care about GE contamination and want no part of it.  Organic produce and other products are supposed to be free of such contamination.  Please leave a comment if you care!

http://www.regulations.gov/search/Regs/home.html#submitComment?R=0900006480a6b7a1

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Hi, I'm Rachel and I've been active with NARN as long as I've been vegan 13 years! I made the choice to be vegan after learning about what happens to egg laying chickens and dairy cows. I had previously been vegetarian for 7 years because I finally made the connection that beef came from cows and pork came from pigs (duh, I know). I didn't want my food choices to cause the death of an animal. It just seems like common sense to not eat animals if you care at all about animals, the earth or your fellow human beings. I became active with NARN because after I found out about the atrocities happening to animals, I felt that I had to do what I could to help stop these injustices. NARN is local, puts the animals first, and networks with other groups. We aren't worried about getting credit - just helping the animals. One of my favorite quotes is: "I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is, above all to matter, to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all." ~ Leo Rosten and "Progress in every age results only from the fact that there are some men and women who refuse to believe that what they know to be right cannot be done." --Russell W. Davenport

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