Action Alerts

Support the Limited Tethering Bill

Contact your Washington State Representative and ask them to support HB 1755

Find your rep here
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/Default.aspx

Please Support the Limit Tethering HB 1755
OPTIONAL MESSAGE (please edit):
Dear Members of the House Judiciary Committee,
I would greatly appreciate your support for the HB 1755, the bill to establish humane tethering limits for dogs. The bill addresses the significant public safety issues related to continuously tethered dogs and focuses on the worst offenders, not responsible dog owners and guardians. The bill includes an educational component, it is not overly prohibitive, and provides exceptions which animal control officers can apply for extenuating situations. Washington State needs to be a part of this growing movement.

For more information see

http://limittethering.wordpress.com/take-action/

Tell the USDA and SNBL to End Animal Torture at SNBL USA

Write Dr. Robert Gibbens at the USDA: robert.m.gibbens@usda.gov.

Demand that the USDA investigate the SNBL facility in Everett, WA and hold them accountable for their repeated violations of the Animal Welfare Act. Ask them to no longer allow SNBL USA to conduct any research using animals, to have any animals in their care, or to keep any animals in the Everett facility for any purpose.

Let SNBL USA know that torturing animals does not go unnoticed and that people are demanding an end to all vivisection. Tell them to explore alternatives to using animals for research because vivisection is scientifically outdated and morally unacceptable.

SNBL USA, Ltd. – Headquarters
6605 Merrill Creek Parkway
Everett, WA 98203
phone (425) 407-0121
fax (425) 407-8601
info@snblusa.com

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

SNBL USA [owned by the Japan-based Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories] is a contract research facility headquartered in Everett, WA that has a horrifying record of animal cruelty and faulty science.

Each year, SNBL tests on thousands of animals—dogs, rabbits, mice, primates, and others—who are subjected to violent and careless treatment. SNBL imports almost 3,000 monkeys each year for experiments, and these individuals suffer and die inside the walls of the Everett facility.

For more information, visit SNBL USA Biosupport, LTD, Everett, WA, from Stop Animal Exploitation NOW! (SAEN).

Ask the USDA to hold Ricera Biosciences Accountable
Please contact Elizabeth Goldentyre to demand that Ricerca Biosciences receive the largest fine possible under the Animal Welfare Act for the negligence which drowned a monkey in toxic chemicals and killed a dog without anesthesia.

Dr. Elizabeth Goldentyer
USDA/APHIS/AC
920 Main Campus Drive, Suite 2000
Raleigh, NC 27606

919-855-7100
Betty.J.Goldentyer@usda.gov

Recently obtained federal reports reveal major violations of the Animal Welfare Act by a Cleveland area lab in the experimental deaths of a dog and a primate. An Ohio-based Research Watchdog Organization has filed a complaint with a federal regulatory agency and is insisting on the maximum penalties allowably by law.

Federal reports reveal that the Ricerca Biosciences LLC Corporation of Concord (OH) killed two animals negligently while performing toxicity testing. According to documents filed by Ricerca, during a monkey experiment ““Test article was inadvertently instilled into the lungs, which was confirmed by histopathology following necropsy.” This situation would have literally drowned the monkey in toxic chemicals.

A second procedure allowed a dog to die without anesthesia or pain relief. According to the federal report: “Single dose, for rising dose study caused death overnight. The animal was found dead in its cage the following morning.” And it also states that: “Had the animal been found to be in distress at the evening observation, appropriate measures would have been taken to relieve the animal.”


Tell the EPA to Hold the Meat and Dairy Industries Accountable for Pollution and Antibiotic Resistance

Please take a minute to let the EPA know that you support stricter pollution regulations for producers of meat and dairy products.

Contact:

Lisa P. Jackson
Environmental Protection Agency
Ariel Rios Building
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20460
EPA general number (202) 272-0167
jackson.lisap@epa.gov

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS:

I support regulations that would require every Intensive Farm Animal Production operator, including Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) owners and operators, to submit all data to the EPA regarding discharge into the water supply.
CAFO operators should also be required to submit data regarding discharge that is distributed on the land.
Right now, EPA lacks the authority to properly regulate meat and dairy producers.
Most of these producers keep animals in cramped conditions, which is not only cruel but also leads to pollution of rivers and streams, along with other types of pollution.
Antibiotics often find their way into the water supply this way, which has contributed to the current epidemic of antibiotic-resistant infections.
Governmental agencies that oversee environmental protection must have authority to enforce appropriate regulations to ensure a healthful, clean environment.