Action Alerts

 

Urge NPR and Its Member Stations to Promote a Compassionate Holiday Season

Contact NPR and urge them to ENCOURAGE and PROMOTE compassionate holiday dining AND respectful attitudes toward turkeys!

Gary E. Knell, President & CEO
National Public Radio
635 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
http://help.npr.org/npr/includes/customer/npr/custforms/contactus.aspx

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

National Public Radio is excellently positioned to encourage compassionate holiday dining and respectful attitudes toward turkeys if its corporate staff hears from listeners. In addition to contacting NPR’s President & CEO Gary E. Knell, please send an email to your local NPR station with your request for compassionate holiday programming. You can find your local station by entering in your zip code on this website:
http://www.npr.org/templates/stations/stations/

Click here to see a sample letter to NPR

 

 

Ask Congress to Investigate Wildlife Services Now!

Wildlife Services’ agent Jamie P. Olson sic’d his dogs on live coyotes that were captured in steel-jawed traps. Wildlife belong to all Americans; they must not be brutalized by federal employees. Tell Congress to investigate Wildlife Services and rogue agents like Jamie P. Olson who photographed himself siccing his dogs on live coyotes that were captured in steel-jawed traps.

Sign an online petition (copy/paste URL into your browser):
https://secure3.convio.net/wg/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=547

And/or better yet, make direct contact:

Find and contact your U.S. Representative
http://www.house.gov/

TALKING POINTS

Wildlife Services is a costly, outdated, rogue agency that has no purpose in modern times. This week revealed more heinous acts committed by a Wildlife Services’ agent upon our wildlife. Wildlife Services’ agent Jamie P. Olson photographed himself siccing his dogs on live coyotes that were captured in steel-jawed traps.

The news exposed the horrible, unethical behavior by Mr. Olson on November 2, 2012. But this is not an isolated incident. As former Wildlife Services’ agent Gary Strader told the Sacramento Bee, killing trapped animals with dogs “‘is very common . . . It has never been addressed by the higher-ups. They know it happens on a regular basis.'”

As the Bee also documented earlier this year, Wildlife Services kills tens of thousands of animals annually without accountability or oversight. The agency’s war on wildlife endangers the public, their pets, and even its own agents. The death toll on our wildlife populations is unconscionable.

The agency’s killing programs are inhumane, unscientific, expensive, ineffective and occasionally illegal. They are certainly unnecessarily cruel. Congress must immediately investigate this rogue agency. No federal agency needs oversight more than Wildlife Services.