Action Alerts


Tell NIH to Stop Funding the Ivy League’s Lab Animal Abuse
In a recent report, Ivy League universities were taken to task for their severe AWA violations. At the University of Pennsylvania, a newborn puppy was found dead under a grate. At Harvard University, a monkey went through a blisteringly hot cage washer. Princeton University, another frequent offender, was found to have a pattern of depriving monkeys of water. These are just a few of the many examples of lack of animal care at the Ivy League universities.  Despite their frequent violations of the Animal Welfare Act, the Ivy League universities still receive millions of dollars in NIH funding for animal experiments each year. This gives them no incentive to meet even the basic standards set forth by the AWA.  When fines for AWA violations amount to no more than a few thousand dollars and are rarely levied, research institutions are not held accountable for their egregious animal negligence. Please force these institutions to take animal care seriously by halting the funding of animal experiments at schools that repeatedly fail to meet AWA requirements, starting immediately with the Ivy League.

ACTION

Take a minute to let Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., director of the National Institutes of Health, know that you want NIH to immediately halt the funding of animal experiments at Ivy League schools.

Francis Collins
Director
National Institutes of Health
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
phone (301) 496-4000
email: NIHinfo@od.nih.gov

Tell Nordstrom to STOP selling fur!
Nordstrom is a fourth generation family business that has a solid customer service reputation, and a name that evokes a sense of responsibility and success. Why then does the Nordstrom Family continue to sully its reputation with ties to the fur industry?  Every year over 50 million wild animals are killed for fur.
Nordstrom has made some important steps in the right direction, giving up their fur salons and removing fur from their private label. Now it is time for the family company to get rid of fur altogether.  Help Nordstrom make the right choice by speaking up when shopping at Nordstrom. Please politely tell their associates: “Please stop selling fur.” Ask for a comment card on which you can write the same sentiment.

CONTACT:

Nordstrom Corporate Offices
President Blake Nordstrom
1700 Seventh Avenue, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98101
phone (206) 373-4331
phone (888) 282-6060
Email Contact https://secure.nordstrom.com/services/merchandiseinquiry.asp

Stop Plans to Kill California Sea Lions in Washington and Oregon
Sea lions are a natural predator of salmon, and the states of Oregon and Washington want to kill them for it. Dams block the passage of the fish, and their habitat has been badly damaged. To please sport fishermen, the states continue to stock non-native fish that eat millions of juvenile salmon in the Columbia River each year. They also permit fishermen to take many times more salmon than sea lions eat.  But sea lions are in their gunsights because they’re an easy scapegoat. Though The Humane Society of the United States won a legal battle in the past to stop the killing, the states are again seeking permission to shoot sea lions. The federal government may grant a permit to kill close to 100 of them each year at Bonneville Dam. We need your help to stop it.

Contact:

NOAA Pacific Northwest
7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115-0070
phone (503) 230-5400
fax (206) 526-6865