Action Alerts

 

Tell APHIS to Extend AWA to Internet Sales of Companion Animals
At long last, USDA is finally taking steps to regulate dealers who sell companion animals via Internet, phone, or mail order. It is essential that USDA hear from animal advocates like you so that the Department does not weaken the final rule.
Individuals who profit from the sale of companion animals should be required to ensure that the animals are treated humanely. If the public cannot visit the property and view the animals, then these dealers must be required to abide by the minimum standards of care under the AWA and open their premises to USDA inspectors. However, there is opposition from commercial dealers who object to any effort to improve the health and welfare of these animals and to ensure that consumers are not being defrauded.

Please visit http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=APHIS-2011-0003-0001 to view the proposed rule in full and to submit comments. You can cut and paste the text below into the comment box or use it to write your own. Submissions must be received by July 16.

 

Tell Namibian Officials it’s time to end the Seal Hunt
In the Southern Hemisphere lies the site of the Cape fur seal massacre that takes place in the summer.
This sickening massacre could start as early as July 1st. Only about 20 or 30 people participate in this ghastly affair.
This massacre takes place in a seal rookery on a beach in Namibia, where sealers corral the seal pups and their mothers and then club and stab the pups to death in front of their mothers.
Tell Namibian officials this atrocious slaughter of baby seals MUST STOP.

contact the Embassy of the Republic of Namibia in the U.S.:
1605 New Hampshire Avenue
NW Washington, DC 20009
phone (202) 986-0540
fax (202) 986-0443
info@namibianembassyusa.org

 

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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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