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Action Alert

 

Ask the Air Force to Replace the Use of Pigs in Combat Trauma Training Course
This weekend, pigs will be used and killed in a combat trauma training course conducted by Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Ariz., despite the existence of human-based training methods. If the course—intended for Air Force Special Operations pararescue jumpers—moves forward as planned, pigs will be rendered unconscious and may be subject to amputations, burns, and abdominal evisceration. However, nonanimal, human-based training methods exist.

Please take a minute to ask the base commander
, Col. John A. Cherrey, and unit commander, Col. Harold L. Maxwell, to immediately replace the use of pigs with these human-based methods. This link has text have provided for you, but if you decide to write your own message, please be polite and encouraging. Here are some talking points:

I am writing to urge you to use human-based training methods instead of live animals in this weekend’s combat trauma training course and in all future courses.

The use of animals in this type of training is inadequate, due to the numerous anatomical differences between the animals and humans.

Human-based methods such as medical simulators are effective and widely available.

 

Stop Supporting 2012 Canadian Seal Hunt
Even though the markets for seal products have dried up, Nova Scotia fishermen are gearing up to kill grey seal pups. At any time now, they will being killing the pups right in front of their mothers, causing suffering and panic for the entire grey seal herd.
These sealers are fishermen and will be lucky to get a few dollars for each seal’s pelt or flesh.
The fishing industry is pushing for a massive cull of grey seals, blaming them for the results of their own destructive fishing practices.

Please send an email to Nova Scotia and New Brunswick seafood companies right away, to persuade them to stop supporting the brutal killing of grey seals.

Find petition AND contact information here:
http://www.harpseals.org/help/letters_and_emails/grey_seals_nova_scotia_fishermen.php

 

Dear Physician: Do NOT prescribe Premarin, Prempro or Aprela

If you have not done so, please take the time to send our Dear Physician letter (downloadable PDF, 3 pp) asking doctors to refuse to prescribe Premarin, Prempro or Aprela (awaiting FDA approval).

1. The first step is to print the letter. You need not sign it. It is from the Int’l Fund for Horses, and bears my signature. Will you do that right now? It is in pdf format, and 3 pages long.

2. The next step is to send it to your OB/GYN if you have one. If you do not have one, then find one — or several, or all of them — in your area. Prepare the envelope(s), put the letter(s) in and mail.

If you have a close relationship with your doctor, you can personalize your mailing by attaching a handwritten note or letter explaining why you are sending it.

Remember, these pharmaceuticals are being actively marketed by sales people who specialize in these types of prescriptive drugs. We should be marketing at the same level.

We can do this, with your participation.

Action Alerts

Tell Utah’s Senators to OPPOSE HB 187, “Ag Gag” Legislation
Take action and let Uath’s Senators know they need to OPPOSE HB 187, Agricultural Operation Interference. This bill that targets anyone who photographs or films factory farm abuses, which supporters describe as “terrorism,” has overwhelmingly passed the House.

Contact information for Utah’s State Senators:
http://www.utahsenate.org/aspx/roster.aspx

Please take the time to send the Senators a personal email, and not a form email from PETA or HSUS.  They need to know individuals, not animal rights groups oppose this bill.

If passed by the Utah Senate, HB187 will criminalize taking photographs and videos of animal factory farms even if that evidence shows violations of the law.

This bill has already passed the House, but now the SENATORS need to hear from us.
Senators Robles, Romero, McAdams, Jones, and Morgan have already communicated their opposition to this bill – which is great – but we have to keep reaching out to the rest of the senators until they oppose this anti-law enforcement bill.  Please contact as many Utah State Senators as you can.

Take Action Against Cat Killing Lab

Please contact Dr. Gibbens and demand that he take immediate action against Southwest Biolabs for the murder of 10 cats.

Dr. Robert Gibbens
Director, Western Region
USDA/APHIS/A
2150 Center Ave.
Building B, Mailstop 3W11
Fort Collins, CO 80526-8117
(970) 494-7478
Robert.M.Gibbens@usda.gov

Federal reports reveal the gruesome deaths of ten cats at the Southwest Biolabs (Las Cruces, NM) and a National Research Watchdog Organization, SAEN is demanding a huge federal fine.
A recently obtained December, 2011, USDA inspection report reveals that a mechanical failure caused the temperature to rise so precipitously in a room which housed cats that ten of the animals died of heat prostration.
Stop Animal Exploitation NOW! (SAEN) is releasing the report to New Mexico news media and has called for a stiff fine for Southwest Biolabs.
“Negligence at this lab literally cooked ten cats to death,” said Michael A. Budkie, A.H.T., Executive Director, SAEN. “This facility should face the maximum penalty allowable under the law.”
SAEN has filed an official complaint with the USDA insisting on a full investigation of the incident and a severe fine.
Tell These companies to Stop Sponsoring the Iditarod
Please send protest emails, forward this alert widely and post it on Facebook and let these companies know that they must end their sponsorship of this cruel, grueling race that causes pain and death to dogs, before, during and after “the race.”

Contact information, groups of email addresses and links to more info is below.

Although some corporations have ended their support for the Iditarod, the dogs still need your help. Take action to end the cruel treatment of dogs by sending protest emails to the 2012 Iditarod supporters. What happens to dogs during the Iditarod includes death, bloody diarrhea, paralysis, frostbite (where it hurts the most!), bleeding ulcers, lung damage, pneumonia, ruptured discs, viral diseases, kennel cough, broken bones, torn muscles and extreme stress. At least 142 dogs have died in the race, including two dogs who froze to death in the brutally cold winds.

Most Internet service providers allow people to send up to 40 email addresses at a time. For your convenience, email addresses for the 2012 Iditarod sponsors, promoters, and musher sponsors have been divided into groups of 40. Please email the first group first. Scroll down to find the sample letter. Under it you’ll find individual email addresses for race supporters. Email groups with semicolons are on http://www.helpsleddogs.org/sponsors.htm. People and organizations who support the lditarod may deny it or give misleading statements about their involvement. The Sled Dog Action Coalition has documentation to prove what it says and will provide it upon request.

GROUP ONE OF FOUR:

investor_relations@homedepot.com, jmiller@dennys.com, GFayard@na.ko.com, ctuggle@na.ko.com, press@blockbuster.com, robert.olson@dishnetwork.com, tcusick@columbia.com, thomas.p.ostebo@uscg.mil, popyk.la@pg.com, Doug.Scovanner@target.com, Gary.Belsky@espn.com, cmcconkey@scrippsnetworks.com, investorrelations@cusa.canon.com, cpsmember@cusa.canon.com, Craig_Felenstein@discovery.com, cjacobsyoung@nifa.usda.gov, Director@blm.gov, RWeil@mcclatchy.com, richard.d.levy@wellsfargo.com, dvorst@tdw.com, erwyn.naidoo@kinross.com, dsoenksen@aperio.com, ktaylor@remingtontech.net, investors@halliburton.com, DLevine@kldistributor.com, dnicoski@barrick.com, alison.northey@novagold.net, drobbins@electrochemsolutions.com, mbenedetti@greatbatch.com, rcase@afctours.com, gretchen_anderson@csaa.com, info@donlingold.com, ani@ryanalaska.com, info@jdrf.org, oklahoma@jdrf.org, corporateeyecare@uk.specsavers.com, newsroom@alaskaair.com, dwspencer@microlinetc.com, Investor.Relations@ab-inbev.com, investor.relations@iridium.com, investorrelations@wellsfargo.com

GROUP TWO OF FOUR:

JenniferCook@aaawin.com, rparham@columbia.com, nte@nte.no, Superintendent@ccpsnet.net, cmwalter@claire-walter.com, rabqa@claytoncorp.com, mark@fourparkavenue.com, info@firsttoolcorp.com, mlundberg@cruiseshipcenters.com, info@girdwood-ski-and-cyclery.com, glaciercity@acsalaska.net, info@flydenali.net, jana@articrosegallery.com, information@berwind.com, info@wellpet.com, car8@chrysler.com, matsen@uw.edu, info@paramountsleep.com, hotelrep@fdifairbanks.com, info@lokiusa.com, pr@bogsfootwear.com, snug@snugharborseafoods.com, tracie.blackmon@hprhs.com, info@ringersgloves.com, ltyone@ahtna.net, careers@baffin.com, bernt.rasmussen@norservice.no, pma@mx-sport.no, info@point6.com, info@scandic.de, public_relations@homedepot.com, ir-usa@shell.com, yum.investor@yum.com, hi@chempetitive.com, info@kassikskenaibrewstop.com, bill@gretnabikes.com, lynda@lion.sporthill.com, info@ndindustries.com, alpinecreeklodgealaska@gci.net

GROUP THREE OF FOUR:

owner@adventuresakrv.com, info@amazingjourneys.net, marketing@millenniumhotels.co.uk, kroger.investors@kroger.com, capital.markets@exxonmobil.com, kgensel@cpgh.org, Kirsten.Brogan@providence.org, enquiries@dodsonandhorrell.com, webstore@macpac.co.nz,
enquiries@freshcatch.com, sales@genevawoods.com, queenbee@girdwoodforestfair.org, hhylen@beaconohss.com, investor.relations@horizonlines.com, investorrelations@rccl.com, InvestorRelations@ncl.com, media@carnival.com, jfawcett@abercrombiekent.com, BradB@Silversea.com, information@rssc.com, repstein@jccpgh.org, investor_relations@scholastic.com, info@penair.com, cburchfield@alaskanbeer.com, mayor@muni.org, dmichels@nomealaska.org, vrupright@ci.wasilla.ak.us, JLowber@gci.com, resumes@crowley.com, AskMLP@muni.org, alcansigns@alaska.net, dpowers@akserigraphics.com, enisson@nacargo.com, sales@akmining.com, ewaite@sbsalaska.com, sandra@myoyc.org, info@packard-1.com, mel@canada-goose.com, steve@sprocketheads.com, info@intuitionliners.com, alloyd@barrick.com

GROUP FOUR OF FOUR:

ablank@gpworldwide.com, info@coastalhelicopters.com, aes@akexec.com, wiggys@wiggys.com, jtwist@batteriesplus.com, info@teck.com, servicesales@jjkeller.com, contact@redpawfeed.com, eldorado@yknet.ca, help@mtaonline.net, info@usibelli.com, customerservice@northernoutfitters.com, plannedgiving@rotary.org, info@yukonhelicopters.net, ecommerce@grabberworld.com, info@lifeimprovementradio.com, aao@architecture.org, dlandsberg@miamiherald.com, mlambert@miamiherald.com, info@lakewoodalive.com, dan@lupinenorthamerica.com, gwhite@lac.lynden.com, salesrfei@gci.net, grant@pacifictugboats.com, info@trapperscreek.com, info@st-eliashospital.com, enquiries@charitysupportservices.co.uk, info@neaalaska.org, info@selwynresources.com, personnelseward@icicleseafoods.com, info@terusconstruction.ca, rambler@cariboucreekgold.com, thardt@asrc.com, info@adf.com, mikes@harborent.com, MDeMauro@fpdwc.org, director@monticello.lib.in.us, stay@diamondmranch.com

Action Alerts


Tell Utah’s Senators to OPPOSE HB 187, “Ag Gag” Legislation
Take action and let Uath’s Senators know they need to OPPOSE HB 187, Agricultural Operation Interference. This bill that targets anyone who photographs or films factory farm abuses, which supporters describe as “terrorism,” has overwhelmingly passed the House.

Contact information for Utah’s State Senators:
http://www.utahsenate.org/aspx/roster.aspx

Please take the time to send the Senators a personal email, and not a form email from PETA or HSUS.  They need to know individuals, not animal rights groups oppose this bill.

If passed by the Utah Senate, HB187 will criminalize taking photographs and videos of animal factory farms even if that evidence shows violations of the law.

This bill has already passed the House but now our SENATORS need to hear from us. Please find your Utah state SENATOR (click here: http://le.utah.gov/GIS/findDistrict.jsp), then call and urge them to vote NO on HB187 when it comes to a vote on the Senate floor.

A Utah bill that targets anyone who photographs or films factory farm abuses, which supporters describe as “terrorism,” has overwhelmingly passed the House.

HB 187, “Agricultural Operation Interference,” passed 60-14.  The amended bill removes the sentencing provision that would make a second offense equivalent to assaulting a police officer. However, the bill remains dangerously overbroad. As Rep. David Litvack noted, the bill not only targets animal rights groups: “There is no whistleblower protection.”

“Ag Gag” bills are being considered in multiple states, but, if the Utah Senate approves, this would be the first of these proposals to become law.

Public comments against Ringling’s breeding application
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.

Your comments can be short and simple. Such as:
Please deny Ringling’s application to renew its captive-bred wildlife registration (PRT-720230) for Asian elephants

Email: 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.


Crack Down on Spectators at Animal Fights
Bipartisan legislation, S. 1947/H.R. 2492, has been introduced by U.S. Reps. Tom Marino, R-Pa., and Betty Sutton, D-Ohio, and by Senators Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Mark Kirk, R-Ill., Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and Scott Brown, R-Mass., that would prohibit knowing attendance at organized animal fights and impose additional penalties for causing a minor to attend such events.

Ask your Federal Representative and Senators to co-sponsor and support S. 1947/H.R. 2492 to crack down on animal fighting spectators.

Contact:

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

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

TALKING POINTS

Spectators are not innocent bystanders — they are willing participants and accomplices in the horribly cruel activity of dogfighting and cockfighting. Spectator admission fees and high-stakes gambling dollars finance this criminal industry and make it profitable. Animal fighters also use the spectator loophole to avoid prosecution — at the first sign of a raid, they will abandon their animals and try to blend into the crowd. Federal law enforcement should have the tools needed to go after those who are financing the torture of animals. Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to hearing back on your co-sponsorship of this important bill.

Action Alerts

Stop the Rotten Egg Bill: Fight the Egg Industry’s Attempt to Keep Hens in Cages Forever
A bill was introduced in Congress that would seal the fate of millions of laying hens, keeping them locked in factory farm cages forever. This Rotten Egg Bill is also known as the Egg Products Inspection Act of 2012 (H.R. 3798).  This legislation would decriminalize animal cruelty and establish egg factory cages as a national standard that could never be challenged or changed by state law or public vote. We need you to please contact your representatives today in order to stop this dangerous bill.
Substituting one cruel cage for another, the entire point of the egg industry’s legislation is to:

Deny state legislatures the ability to enact laws to outlaw cages or otherwise regulate egg factory conditions.
Deprive voters of the right and ability to pass ballot measures banning cages.
Nullify existing state laws that ban or restrict battery cages (including California’s Proposition 2).

This destructive measure is being sponsored by the United Egg Producers (UEP) – the egg factory trade association that is currently facing charges of alleged illegal price fixing – other industry organizations, and a handful of collaborators.  Proponents claim that this legislation would eventually result in “progress” for laying hens. Just the opposite is true. In reality, the egg industry merely agreed to slowly – at the glacial pace of 18 years – continue the meager changes in battery cage conditions that are already occurring due to state laws and public pressure.

TAKE ACTION

Tell Congress to STOP Egg Products Inspection Act of 2012 (H.R. 3798). This legislation must be stopped because it would decriminalize animal cruelty and establish egg factory cages as a national standard that could never be challenged or changed by state law or public vote. We need you to please contact your representatives today in order to stop this dangerous bill.

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

Tell Avon, Mary Kay & Estee Lauder to Stop Testing on Animals
Don’t buy from Avon, Estee Lauder, or Mary Kay! After 20 years of not doing so, they have all resumed tests on animals, without informing the public!  These companies have been paying for tests on animals at the requirement of the Chinese government.

Please take a moment to let Avon, Mary Kay, and Estée Lauder know that you are disappointed in their backsliding and that you will no longer buy the companies’ products as long they are tested on animals.  Check out the email contact form here

Sign MFA’s petition urging Butterball to implement meaningful animal welfare policies to prevent some of the worst abuses at its factory farms.

Action Alerts

Save Oregon’s First Family of Wolves
Tell Oregon state officials to oppose reckless legislation that would tamper with the state’s Endangered Species Act and allow for the annihilation of the Imnaha pack.

Sign an online petition:
http://action.biologicaldiversity.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=9372

And/or better yet, make direct contact:

Governor John Kitzhaber
160 State Capitol
900 Court Street
Salem, OR 97301
Citizens’ Representative Message Line (503) 378-4582
fax (503) 378-6827
online contact form: http://governor.oregon.gov/Gov/contact.shtml

Senator Jackie Dingfelder
PO Box 13432
Portland, OR 97213
phone (503) 493-2804
sen.jackiedingfelder@state.or.us

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

The pack was the first to establish and produce pups in the state in more than 60 years. While measures should be taken to prevent depredation of livestock, there are better ways to keep cattle safe than killing the family of Journey, the wolf who has captured the nation’s imagination with its thousand-mile expedition to become the first wolf in California in nearly a century.

Last fall, the Center for Biological Diversity and allies won an emergency stay of execution from the Oregon Court of Appeals that stopped the state from killing two wolves in the Imnaha pack — a stay that remains in place while the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association pushes this appalling bill.

Two horses killed in first season of HBO’s drama “Luck”
Send a note of protest to HBO and let the network know that one season of horse slaughter for entertainment is more than enough. If you are watching the show, please stop — you are supporting the horse killing. Ask your friends to stop watching too. They surely have no idea that horses are dying on the set — especially as they have read in the credits that the American Humane Association is on the set “monitoring” the animal action.

HBO feedback page
http://www.hbo.com/#/about/contact-us.html

Additional info
News has now broken that a horse was killed in the filming of the pilot episode (pilots are filmed before a full series gets a go-ahead) which should have been enough to stop plans for the series. But the series got the green light and another horse was killed during the filming of episode seven. Each horse fractured a leg during a race scene and was later euthanized.

Unfortunately the death of a horse during the pilot was not enough for the American Humane Association, a group funded by the industry it is supposed to police, to choose to disassociate itself from the series.

The good old AHA has been putting it’s stamp of approval, “No animals were harmed…” on almost all of the episodes. The New York Observer tells us that for the two episodes in which horses were actually killed the line in the credits is a more neutral, “The American Humane Association monitored the animal action.

That’s right, they monitored the deaths of the horses. That organization’s stamp is a joke — a deadly joke because people think it has meaning and thus animal loving people support entertainment that has the stamp. Most people have no idea that the group will monitor the deaths of animals on sets and then give a full stamp of approval to future similarly filmed episodes in which it so happens no animals are harmed.

Horse racing, with its thousands of animal deaths per year, is a barbaric and outdated form of entertainment, which HBO is making topical, perhaps even fashionable, with this well-executed series. There is a petition you can sign asking HBO to adopt PETA’s standards on the set to try to prevent further horse deaths. But shouldn’t two deaths during the filming of the first season put an end to any plans for a second? Please ask HBO to cancel those plans. HBO needs to hear that its generally conscious audience didn’t know horses were dying on the set and will stop watching when that news gets out.


Take Action for shipment of monkeys scheduled for Canada

Hainan Airlines, an airline based in China, is due to fly a shipment of monkeys from China to
Toronto in the next few days. We understand that the final destination of these
monkeys is a laboratory in Canada. We have written to the airline urging it to
join the growing number of airlines to have adopted a permanent embargo on all
primate shipments.

Please be a voice for these monkeys and show the strength of feeling against
this dispicable trade by sending polite emails to Hainan Airlines urging the
airline to adopt a policy not transport primates (and all animals) destined for
research purposes.

If you live in the US, please call Hainnan Airlines on their US toll-free
number: 1-800-876-8999.

Otherwise please email a clear message to them to stop all transportation of
animals to ‘research’ laboratories.

CEO: dw_yuan@hnair.com
Email Toronto Office: yto@hnairna.com
Email Head Office in China: webetservice@hnair.com
Email cargo Head Office in Seattle: sea@hnairna.com
Chicago: chi@hnairna.com
Houston: hou@hnairna.com
Los Angeles: lax@hnairna.com
New York: nyc@hnairna.com
Vancouver: yvr@hnairna.com
Belgium: Belgium@hnair.com
Germany: Berlin@hnair.com

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/