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Action Alerts

Ask the Senate to Pass the Spay/Neuter Assistance Bill, SB 5151

Please take 5 minutes NOW to let the members of the Senate Ways & Means Committee know that you want SB 5151, the spay/neuter bill, to be passed as part of the state budget.

Three Shelter DogsSB 5151 would raise about $10 million per year exclusively for assistance with dog and cat spay/neuter surgery.

We expect that the cost savings resulting from this bill to far exceed expenditures, with savings in the range of $17-18 million per year or more.  Those savings would result from reduced animal care and control costs in our communities–costs we bear through city and county services, costs borne by nonprofit animal welfare organizations, and money spent by caring individuals who devote their lives and personal financial resources to help homeless animals.

We need to let our legislators know that in these difficult budget times it’s important to make wise spending decisions that reduce the burden of animal care and control costs and improve public safety.

Please go to this page and follow the three quick and easy steps to let the state senate know that you want this bill passed.

http://savewashingtonpets.org/SB5151CalltoAction.aspx

It’s important that you do this Tuesday or Wednesday (February 7 or 8) if possible. Please spread the word immediately through your network of friends, supporters, organizational contacts, Facebook, and other social media.  Thank you!

Questions? Contact us at info@savewashingtonpets.org

3 ways in just 3 minutes to take action against animal suffering.

1.

Elephants form lifelong bonds.  Connie and Shaba have been together and bonded for 30 years.  Reid Park Zoo in Tucson wanted to separate them but after thousands of e-mails they are now sending them together to the San Diego Zoo.  Once there, and away from the spotlight, they will likely be separated.  Here’s more about them.

To make it easier, if you wish, you can simply copy and paste this:

Subject line: Please be humane
E-mail text: Please retire Shaba and Connie to PAWS so that they may live together in peace for the rest of their lives.

If you know anyone in Tucson, PLEASE forward this to them because politicians listen to constituents!

2.

Ringling Bros. Circus is applying to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to renew their breeding registration for Asian elephants. They have repeatedly demonstrated that elephants should not be in their care—the largest fine in animal welfare history was levied against them. Public comments are extremely important and influence the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Being in a circus is pure hell for these gentle giants.

Address: Tapia at dmafr@fws.gov or call 703.358.2104 x1989
Subject line: Deny Ringling’s application for breeding application
E-mail text: Please deny Ringling’s application to renew its captive-bred wildlife registration (PRT-720230) for Asian elephants.

3.

Please fill out the automated e-mail in the link below asking your Congressperson to support of H.R. 3359, the Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Actso that wild animals are no longer forced into a life of misery in circuses.

http://www.congressweb.com/cweb2/index.cfm/siteid/BreakTheChain/action/TakeAction.Contact/lettergroupid/5

Tell CareerBuilder to STOP Abusing Chimpanzees

contact:

Matt Ferguson
CEO, CareerBuilder
phone (773) 527-3600

CareerBuilder
Customer Service
(866) 438-1485

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

CareerBuilder, notorious for featuring chimpanzees in its annual Super Bowl ads, has once again ignored thousands of complaining consumers who urged the corporation to ditch the cruel commercials. Even Anjelica Huston has publicly reached out to the company! So PETA is stepping up the pressure this year to make this the last Super Bowl ad that uses a great ape.

CareerBuilder may be touting that a monitor was on set during the filming of the commercial, but that does nothing to protect the chimpanzees from the violent training sessions and deplorable living conditions that they face behind the scenes. Chimpanzees who are used in the entertainment industry are torn away from their mothers as infants and retired to dilapidated roadside zoos when they can no longer be controlled (at around the age of 8), where they will spend the rest of their lonely lives in cramped, filthy cages. Given that nine of the top 10 ad agencies and major corporations, including CareerBuilder’s main competitor, Monster, have promised never to use great apes in their commercials, CareerBuilder has no excuse but to follow suit.

Tell the Susan G. Komen Foundation to Cut Out Animal Research

Contact:
Eric P. Winer, M.D.
Susan G. Komen Foundation
5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250
Dallas, TX 75244
phone (877) GO KOMEN (877) 465-6636
online contact form: http://ww5.komen.org/Contact.aspx

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

Every 12 minutes, a woman in America succumbs to breast cancer, but the Susan G. Komen Foundation continues to waste funds on cruel, outdated, and unreliable animal tests as the clock ticks on cancer patients’ lives. Doing nothing that will actually help in a real “Race for the Cure,” the Susan G. Komen Foundation has instead focused its time and your money on infecting mice and rats with breast cancer.

In one recent experiment, mice were injected with cancer cells and forced to grow huge tumors. The “lucky” ones were bombarded with radiation and infected with modified herpes. Others received no treatment at all. Their blood was collected by jabbing needles directly under their eyes, which causes blood vessels to rupture and other deadly complications. The mice were then killed when their tumors grew to a certain size. In other experiments, rats were killed so that their mammary glands and fat could be removed and studied.

These tests are extremely cruel to mice and rats—who, like all animals, experience pain and anguish—and the tests are also completely inaccurate because of the vast physiological variations between species. Please support humane breast cancer charities which channels funds into prevention, community-based organizations, and cutting-edge clinical research.

Action Alerts


Tell NRDC there is no such thing as “sustainable seafood”
NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) is promoting “sustainable seafood” on their website. Use your own words to let them know that “defending” natural resources cannot include cruelty to sea life and destructive fishing methods that are killing our waters.

It has been estimated that 20 billion sea animals are killed each year for human consumption. That’s 20 BILLION.

Natural Resources Defense Council
40 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011
phone (212) 727-2700
fax (212) 727-1773
nrdcaction@nrdc.org

http://www.facebook.com/nrdc.org

Tell the USDA to hold Harvard accountable for animal abuse
Please contact Elizabeth Goldentyer to demand that Harvard Medical School receive the largest fine possible under the Animal Welfare Act for the negligence which killed a monkey during an imaging procedure.

This is the third time in 1 1/2 years that negligence at the Medical School has killed a primate. During the same time period Harvard University negligence killed a goat, and negligence at two Harvard Medical School affiliated Hospitals killed another five animals. So far the USDA has issued only an Official Warning against Harvard’s Medical School. Clearly USDA inaction has contributed to the continuing deaths at these facilities.

Please insist that the USDA issue a fine, and let Dr. Goldentyer know that you hold her personally responsible for the USDA’s inaction, and the deaths of these animals. She MUST take action now!

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

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


Tell the New York Times to Not Accept Fur Ads
NARN received word that the New York Times is open to revising their current policy of accepting ads from fur companies if enough people submit comments against fur ads. Let them know that Fur Is Murder by commenting here: ”
Contact Us – Help Form – NYTimes.com

https://myaccount.nytimes.com/membercenter/help.html

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.

Legislation to Follow

Here are a few bills introduced this session that we urge you to pay attention to

This one look promising:

Senate Bill 6139: Regarding large wild carnivore conflict management
Introduced by Sen. Christine Rolfes, (D-Bainbridge Island) (D) on January 12, 2012, prohibits a person from negligently feeding or attempting to feed large wild carnivores or attracting them to land or a building Defines “large wild carnivore” which includes wild bears, cougars, and wolves. The bill also prohibits the department of fish and wildlife from paying more than fifty thousand dollars per fiscal year for claims and assessment costs for injury or loss of commercial livestock caused by large wild carnivores. (Companion Bill: HB 2365).
http://www.washingtonvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=142695

This look bad:

Senate Bill 6136: Concerning the regional management of mammalian apex predators
Introduced by Sen. Bob Morton, (R – Kettle Falls) (R) on January 12, 2012, modifies current law regarding the listing of mammalian apex predators as endangered under the State’s Endangered Species Act. This act requires the Fish and Wildlife Commission to suspend any management plan for a mammalian apex predator if that species is not also federally listed for protection, or if the federal management plan does not also include the entirety of the region deemed necessary for protection under the State’s management plan. Examples of mammalian apex predators include brown bears, gray wolves and coyotes. (Companion Bill: HB 2214).
http://www.washingtonvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=142692

Action Alerts

Call Utah jail to demand vegan food for Grand jury resister Jordan Halliday, who was recently re-arrested in Utah,  801-451-4200, hit 0

http://www.narn.org/vips/

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

ACTION ALERT:

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
Tel: 425.407.0121
Fax: 425.407.8601
info@snblusa.com

Help Pass The Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act
Please contact your member of Congress and ask her/him to support H.R. 3359, the Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act, which would restrict the use of wild animals in traveling circuses.

Exotic animals used in circuses are separated from their families, brutally trained to perform unnatural tricks, chained, confined to small cages and pens, and shipped around the country by train or truck for months on end.

Contact your U.S. Senators
http://www.senate.gov/

Contact your U.S. Representative
http://www.house.gov/

Action Alerts

Tell Butterball to Stop Torturing Turkeys
Sign the petition and Tell Butterball to immediately implement meaningful animal welfare policies, including regular veterinary care for sick and injured birds, an end to the genetic manipulation of turkeys to promote unnatural weight gain, and the implementation of less cruel slaughter methods.

http://butterballabuse.com/take-action.php

Tell the Seattle City Council to Support the Release of the Woodland Park Zoo Elephants
Chai was recently artificially inseminated for the 59th time. Please write a short, polite e-mail to the Seattle City Council members letting them know you oppose this callous disregard for the welfare of the calf and Chai. Also ask for the release of Bamboo, Chai and Watoto to the 2,700 acre Elephant Sanctuary where they can live with a modicum of dignity and heal from their impoverished lives at Woodland Park Zoo.

Seattle City Council
PO Box 34025
Seattle, WA 98124-4025
City Hall fax (206) 684-8587

sally.bagshaw@seattle.gov
richard.conlin@seattle.gov
sally.clark@seattle.gov
nick.licata@seattle.gov
bruce.harrell@seattle.gov
tim.burgess@seattle.gov
jean.godden@seattle.gov
mike.obrien@seattle.gov
tom.rasmussen@seattle.gov

Tell L’Oreal to Stop Testing on Animals
Many people believe that L’Oreal stopped testing on animals years ago. That is inaccurate. Let L’Oreal know you will boycott their products until they end animal testing. Let your friends and family know!

Sign an online petition:
http://www.change.org/petitions/loreal-stop-animal-cruelty-stop-testing-on-innocent-animals

Companies who STILL test on animals (list updated October 17, 2011):

Alcon Labs
Allergan, Inc.
Answer
Arm & Hammer
ArmorAll
Arrid
Axe
Aziza
Bain de Soleil
Ban Roll-on
Banana Boat
Bausch & Lomb
Benckiser
BenGay
Biotherm
Block Drug Co. Inc.
Bounty
Boyle-Midway
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
Cacherel
Cargill
Carpet Fresh
Carter-Wallace
Chesebrough-Ponds
Church & Dwight
Clarion
Clairol
Clear Choice
Clorox
Commerce Drug Co.
Consumer Value Stores
Coppertone
Coty
Cover Girl
Crest
Dana Perfumes
Dawn
Del Laboratories
Desitin
Dial Corporation
Diversey
Dove
Dow Brands
Drackett Products Co.
Drano
EcoLab
Eli Lilly & Co.
El Sanofi Inc.
Elizabeth Arden
Erno Laszlo
Faberge
Fantastik
Fendi
Final Net
Finesse
First Response
Flame Glow
Garnier
Giorgio Armani
Givaudan-Roure
Glade
Glass Plus
Helena Rubinstein
Helene Curtis Industries
Herbal Essences
Huggies
ISO
Ivory
Jhirmack
Johnson & Johnson
Johnson Products Co.
Jovan
Kaboom
Keri
Kimberly-Clark Corp
Kiwi Brands
Kleenex
Lady’s Choice
Lancaster
Lancome
Lava
Lever Brothers
Lipton
Listerine
L’Oreal USA
Lubriderm
Lux
Lysol
Matrix Essentials
Max Factor
Maybelline
Mead
Mop & Glo
Nair
Naturelle
Neutrogena
Neutron Industries, Inc.
Olean
Orange Glo
Oscar de la Renta
OxiClean
Pantene
Parfums International
Pearl Drops
Pennex
Pfizer, Inc.
Pine-Sol
Plax
Playtex Corporation
Pledge
Polident
Ponds
Post-It
Prestige Brands
Prince Matchabelli
Proctor & Gamble Co.
Quintessence
Raid
Ralph Lauren Fragrances
Reckitt Benckiser
Redken
Resolve
Richardson-Vicks
Sally Beauty Supply
Sally Hansen
Sanofi
SC Johnson & Son
Schering-Plough
Scotch
Scott Paper Co.
Scrub Free
Sensodyne
Signal
SmithKline Beecham
Snobal
SoftSheen
S.O.S.
Stanhome Inc.
Sterling Drug
Suave
Sun Star
Sunsilk
TCB Naturals
Tegrin
3M
Tide
Tilex
Trojan
Truvia
Unilever
Vaseline
Vichy
Vidal Sassoon
Visine
Vivid
Warner-Lambert
Westwood Pharmaceuticals
White Shoulders
Whitehall Laboratories
Windex
Woolite

Action Alerts

Wyoming’s Wolves Need Your Help

Tell the Obama administration that we need a responsible plan to manage Wyoming’s wolf population — one based on sound science, not politics. Under this deal, wolves in most of the state could be chased to exhaustion and gunned down by anyone at any time. This would have a devastating impact on Wyoming’s wolf population.

Contact:

Dan Ashe, Director
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
(800) 344-WILD (9453)
web email form: http://www.fws.gov/duspit/contactus.htm

Ken Salazar
Secretary of the Interior
Department of the Interior
1849 C Street N.W.
Washington DC 20240
phone (202) 208-3100
fax (202) 208-6950
email: feedback@ios.doi.gov

President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington DC 20500
phone (202) 456-1111
fax (202) 456-2461
web email form: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact

Tell NOAA to brake for blue whales!
California’s ocean wildlife deserve a safe haven from the many threats that face our ocean. However, fast moving cargo vessels are striking and killing an increasing number of endangered blue whales and other marine mammals each year.
Tell NOAA’s Assistant Regional Administrator for Protected Resources, Christopher Yates, to implement a speed limit in critical areas to keep ships from harming endangered blue whales.

contact:

Christopher Yates
Protected Species Management Division, Long Beach, CA
501 West Ocean Boulevard, Suite 4200
Long Beach CA 90802-4213
(562) 980-4020

Action Alerts

SHOP VEGAN!

This week, NARN recognizes that many people are very busy preparing for the holidays, so this week, instead of asking people to contact their representatives or write letters, we’d like to encourage you to suppose vegan businesses and products.

Shop Local:

Sidecar for Pigs Peace Sanctuary

Chocolate Shoebox

gift certificates for Vegan Restaurants

Shop Online:

Pangea

Cosmo’s Vegan Shoppe

Herbivore

Vegan Essentials

All Vegan Shopping

Compassionate Mall

Vegan Gift Shop

Vegan Chic

Action Alerts

Tell the Seattle City Council to Support the Release the Woodland Park Zoo Elephants
Chai was artificially inseminated for the 59th time this week. Please write a short, polite e-mail to the Seattle City Council members letting them know you oppose this callous disregard for the welfare of the calf and Chai. Also ask for the release of Bamboo, Chai and Watoto to the 2,700 acre Elephant Sanctuary where they can live with a modicum of dignity and heal from their impoverished lives at Woodland Park Zoo.

sally.bagshaw@seattle.gov
richard.conlin@seattle.gov
sally.clark@seattle.gov
nick.licata@seattle.gov
bruce.harrell@seattle.gov
tim.burgess@seattle.gov
jean.godden@seattle.gov
mike.obrien@seattle.gov
tom.rasmussen@seattle.gov

Tell Airlines to Stop Shipping Monkeys to Be Tortured
Please be a voice for the monkeys who are suffering in the primate trade. Take a minute of your time now to urge airlines that still transport monkeys to U.S. laboratories to join their peers and adopt a formal policy against the transportation of nonhuman primates for use in experiments.

Almost every major airline in the world—including Delta Airlines, Qantas, American Airlines, British Airways, Aer Lingus, Cathay Pacific and dozens of others—refuses to take any part in this violent industry and prohibits the transportation of primates to laboratories. However, an increasingly small group of airlines—including Air Canada, Air China, Air France, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Philippine Airlines, and Vietnam Airlines—continues to profit from animals’ misery by transporting monkeys destined for U.S. laboratories.

Sign an online petition:

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

Every year, tens of thousands of nonhuman primates are transported from countries such as China, Mauritius, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Indonesia to the U.S. to be imprisoned in laboratories and tormented in experiments. Some are bred in captivity in cramped, squalid monkey factory farms, while others are stolen from their families in the wild.
The traumatized monkeys are crammed into small wooden crates and transported in the backs of trucks and the dark and terrifying cargo holds of planes, often on passenger flights just below unsuspecting customers.
According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, nearly 23,000 nonhuman primates were brought into the U.S. in 2010—nearly all of them destined for laboratories. Nearly 3,000 monkeys were imported by animal testing conglomerate Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories (SNBL), where recent photos and video footage leaked by a whistleblower show sick, distraught monkeys suffering horribly from tests in which they were injected with experimental chemicals.

PLEASE CALL Princeton University TODAY to protest their abusive primate experimentation — 609-258-6100 — THESE EXPERIMENTS MUST END NOW!

Princeton University has violated the Animal Welfare Act in experiments that abuse primates: Click HERE to read USDA Violations, July 2011

These experiments deprive primates of water, confine them to restraint chairs, and bolt devices into their skulls: Click HERE to read research protocol.

A whistleblower from within Princeton has leaked photos [warning, graphic]: Click HERE to see whistleblower’s photos.

Click HERE to read whistleblower’s statement, revealing horrific abuses, September 2011

Shirley M. Tilghman
Office of the President
1 Nasau Hall
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544
(609) 258-6100
smt@Princeton.edu

Tell the University of Washington to End Use of Animals in Pediatrics Residency Program

Tell University of Washington president Michael Young to replace the use of ferrets and rabbits in the school of medicine’s pediatrics residency program with validated human-based training methods.  Please be polite and encouraging.

Contact:

Michael Young
President, University of Washington
301 Gerberding Hall
Box 351230
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone (206) 543-5010
email: pres@u.washington.edu

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

Here are some talking points:
Please replace the use of animals in UW’s pediatrics residency program.
Anatomical and physiological differences between ferrets and rabbits and humans render this type of training inferior.
UW is part of a shrinking minority of pediatrics residencies (six percent) that still use live animals for training.
High-fidelity simulators such as Gaumard’s Premie HAL and PREMIE Blue accurately replicate the airway of a premature newborn and allow for data collection.
UW already has a state-of-the-art simulation center that can easily provide nonanimal training methods.

National Call-in for Chimp Protection Legislation
Please call your members of Congress during National Call-In Week and ask them to co-sponsor the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act (S. 810/H.R. 1513), which will end painful experiments on chimpanzees.

Contact your U.S. Senators
http://www.senate.gov/

Contact your U.S. Representative
http://www.house.gov/

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS
All you need to say is, “I’d like [senator/representative] to co-sponsor the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act (S. 810/H.R. 1513). I think experimenting on chimpanzees is both unethical and a wasteful use of taxpayer money. This bill will prevent animal suffering, while saving us $300 million over 10 years.”
Join our fight to end the unethical and ineffective use of chimpanzees in experimentation. Your members of Congress need to know that you care about this issue.

For the Horses: Occupy Obama’s Phone Line
Call and email President Obama and leave a message about recent legislation he signed that opens the door to horse slaughter in the U.S. and say:

Is this the legacy you really want to leave?
Keep your promise!
Pass an Executive Order NOW.

White House:
phone (202) 456-1111
online contact form:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/submit-questions-and-comments

Action Alerts

Tell Airlines to Stop Shipping Monkeys to Be Tortured
Please be a voice for the monkeys who are suffering in the primate trade. Take a minute of your time now to urge airlines that still transport monkeys to U.S. laboratories to join their peers and adopt a formal policy against the transportation of nonhuman primates for use in experiments.

Almost every major airline in the world—including Delta Airlines, Qantas, American Airlines, British Airways, Aer Lingus, Cathay Pacific and dozens of others—refuses to take any part in this violent industry and prohibits the transportation of primates to laboratories. However, an increasingly small group of airlines—including Air Canada, Air China, Air France, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Philippine Airlines, and Vietnam Airlines—continues to profit from animals’ misery by transporting monkeys destined for U.S. laboratories.

Sign an online petition:

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

Every year, tens of thousands of nonhuman primates are transported from countries such as China, Mauritius, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Indonesia to the U.S. to be imprisoned in laboratories and tormented in experiments. Some are bred in captivity in cramped, squalid monkey factory farms, while others are stolen from their families in the wild.
The traumatized monkeys are crammed into small wooden crates and transported in the backs of trucks and the dark and terrifying cargo holds of planes, often on passenger flights just below unsuspecting customers.
According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, nearly 23,000 nonhuman primates were brought into the U.S. in 2010—nearly all of them destined for laboratories. Nearly 3,000 monkeys were imported by animal testing conglomerate Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories (SNBL), where recent photos and video footage leaked by a whistleblower show sick, distraught monkeys suffering horribly from tests in which they were injected with experimental chemicals.

PLEASE CALL Princeton University TODAY to protest their abusive primate experimentation — 609-258-6100 — THESE EXPERIMENTS MUST END NOW!

Princeton University has violated the Animal Welfare Act in experiments that abuse primates: Click HERE to read USDA Violations, July 2011

These experiments deprive primates of water, confine them to restraint chairs, and bolt devices into their skulls: Click HERE to read research protocol.

A whistleblower from within Princeton has leaked photos [warning, graphic]: Click HERE to see whistleblower’s photos.

Click HERE to read whistleblower’s statement, revealing horrific abuses, September 2011

Shirley M. Tilghman
Office of the President
1 Nasau Hall
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544
(609) 258-6100
smt@Princeton.edu

Tell the University of Washington to End Use of Animals in Pediatrics Residency Program

Tell University of Washington president Michael Young to replace the use of ferrets and rabbits in the school of medicine’s pediatrics residency program with validated human-based training methods.  Please be polite and encouraging.

Contact:

Michael Young
President, University of Washington
301 Gerberding Hall
Box 351230
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone (206) 543-5010
email: pres@u.washington.edu

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

Here are some talking points:
Please replace the use of animals in UW’s pediatrics residency program.
Anatomical and physiological differences between ferrets and rabbits and humans render this type of training inferior.
UW is part of a shrinking minority of pediatrics residencies (six percent) that still use live animals for training.
High-fidelity simulators such as Gaumard’s Premie HAL and PREMIE Blue accurately replicate the airway of a premature newborn and allow for data collection.
UW already has a state-of-the-art simulation center that can easily provide nonanimal training methods.

National Call-in for Chimp Protection Legislation
Please call your members of Congress during National Call-In Week and ask them to co-sponsor the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act (S. 810/H.R. 1513), which will end painful experiments on chimpanzees.

Contact your U.S. Senators
http://www.senate.gov/

Contact your U.S. Representative
http://www.house.gov/

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS
All you need to say is, “I’d like [senator/representative] to co-sponsor the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act (S. 810/H.R. 1513). I think experimenting on chimpanzees is both unethical and a wasteful use of taxpayer money. This bill will prevent animal suffering, while saving us $300 million over 10 years.”
Join our fight to end the unethical and ineffective use of chimpanzees in experimentation. Your members of Congress need to know that you care about this issue.

For the Horses: Occupy Obama’s Phone Line
Call and email President Obama and leave a message about recent legislation he signed that opens the door to horse slaughter in the U.S. and say:

Is this the legacy you really want to leave?
Keep your promise!
Pass an Executive Order NOW.

White House:
phone (202) 456-1111
online contact form:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/submit-questions-and-comments