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