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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

Action Alerts

Ask the USDA to Hold Convance Accountable for Animal Abuse
Covance Research Products, headquartered in Princeton (NJ), is the target of multiple Official Complaints filed with the USDA by Research Watchdog Group SAEN, (Stop Animal Exploitation Now).
The complaints allege that multiple violations of the Animal Welfare Act in Covance facilities in Pennsylvania and Texas led directly to the deaths and injuries of primates and rabbits.
Recently obtained federal reports reveal that the Covance facility in Denver (PA) boiled a rabbit alive in a cage washer.  According to a USDA inspection report dated 7-21-11 a rabbit was found dead inside the cage washing apparatus, which sterilizes cages with hot water.
Records obtained from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), reveal that several primates shipped by Covance had to be euthanized upon arrival or shortly thereafter, while others had a history of traumatic injuries.

Please contact Elizabeth Goldentyre to demand that Covance Research receive the largest fine possible under the Animal Welfare Act for the negligence which boiled a rabbit alive.

Dr. Elizabeth Goldentyer
USDA/APHIS/AC
920 Main Campus Drive, Suite 2000
Raleigh, NC 27606
Betty.J.Goldentyer@usda.gov

AND

Please contact Dr. Gibbens and demand that he take immediate action against the Covance Research Products facility of Alice Texas for the deaths and traumatic injuries of multiple primates.

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

Reid Park Zoo Elephant Friends Need Your Help More Than Ever
Connie and Shaba have been together at the Reid Park Zoo in Tucson since 1982 when Connie was 15 and Shaba was just 2. They have been deeply bonded since the day they were first brought together.
The zoo plans to send Asian elephant Connie to the San Diego Zoo. It will bring a group of African elephants (a bull and two females with calves) to the Reid Park Zoo from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and try to integrate Shaba with them. There is no guarantee that she will integrate with the group; if not, Shaba would be moved to another zoo. There is also a chance that she could be injured during the introduction process; just last week one elephant attacked and killed another elephant at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
Keep these elephants together!

Contact:

Mayor Bob Walkup
City Hall
255 West Alameda Street
Tucson, Arizona 85701
phone (520) 791-4201
E-Mail: mayor1@tucsonaz.gov

Tucson City Council Members
c/o City Clerk
P.O. Box 27210
Tucson, AZ 85726-7210
email: cityclerk@tucsonaz.gov
phone (520) 791-4213

Urge Congressional Representatives and Senators to SPONSOR and SUPPORT passage of the Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act, H.R. 3359.

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

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

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS
The bill will effectively end the use of wild animals in traveling circuses in the United States. This is tightly targeted to exotic and non-domesticated species in traveling circuses – it does not affect zoos, rodeos, or static shows, or facilities where the animals live in permanent accommodation and travel out for film or television – these are exempt provided there is no live public exhibition involved. When animals are transported, they cannot be traveled for more than 12 hours at a time, and if they are to be taken to be used in a show, they must not have been used for the previous 15 day period. This removes the option to keep these animals constantly traveling around the US for months at a time. This has been carefully constructed to deal with the most egregious cases and is intended to be a progressive step.

Action Alerts

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. We have provided text for you, but if you decide to write your own message, 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@uw.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.

Support Grazing Permit Retirement Bill
H.R. 3432, the Rural Economic Vitalization Act (REVA), was introduced by Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA-9th) in the U.S. House of Representatives on November 16, 2011.
This important bill is being hailed by conservationists as it would allow federal grazing permittees to voluntarily relinquish their grazing permits back to the management agency in exchange for third-party compensation. The goal of REVA is to help wildlife and wild lands while also helping family farmers, ranchers, and U.S. taxpayers.
Current antiquated federal law generally prohibits the closing of grazing allotments to benefit fish, wildlife, and watersheds. The Rural Economic Vitalization Act (REVA) would authorize federal agencies to permantly retire grazing permits if requested by ranchers. As BFC policy coordinator Josh Osher states, “Bison are hazed, captured, shot, and slaughtered to protect grazing interests on public land in Yellowstone country, and REVA is the tool we need to finally, permanently address many of these conflicts.”

ACTION

Urge your House Representative to cosponsor H.R. 3432, the Rural Economic Vitalization Act, and please ask your Senators to support a companion bill in the U.S. Senate.

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

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

Petition for the right NOT to eat animals in French schools

[Ed. Note: Read more… France: Two official documents enforce the consumption of animal products in schools (15 Oct 2011)]

FROM Initiative Citoyenne pour les Droits des Végétariens

ACTION

Two recent governmental documents were issued by the French government banning the use of “alternatives” to meat and dairy products in school cafeterias.

Sign the online petition and then forward this alert to your contacts:
http://petition.icdv.info/en

Can You Spare a Few Minutes to Be The Voice of Homeless Companion Animals?
Join the Grassroots Campaign and be a Save Washington Pets Legislative Supporter or Captain in Your District!

Action Alerts

Please support ban on wild animals in the circus

A bill has been introduced into the House of Representatives that bans wild animals in traveling circuses – about time!!!  This is HUGE and will end such profound suffering.  Your representative needs to hear from YOU, their constituent, that you want him/her to support the bill.

Here is how to find your representative and their e-mail address:

http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

You can simply copy/paste this into the subject line: I support HR 3559 – no wild animals in circuses. Include your address so they know you’re a constituent. You can write more if you choose but please do it!

Here is a short article to give you more details:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marc-bekoff/wild-animals-do-not-belon_b_1081479.html?ref=email_share

Tell SeaWorld CEOs to Start Planning the Release of Orcas
Contact Blackstone Group—the company that owns SeaWorld—and ask that it immediately set in place a firm and rapid plan to release the animals to sanctuaries that can provide them with an appropriate and more natural environment.
The only thing that people learn from visiting a SeaWorld theme park is how miserable life is for the animals confined there.

Contact:

Hamilton James
President & CEO, The Blackstone Group
345 Park Avenue, 31st Floor
New York, NY 10154
phone (212) 583-5000
fax (212) 583-5712
BlackstoneInvestorRelations@blackstone.com

Save grizzly bears from a destructive mine

Urge the U.S. Forest Service to reject the Montanore Mine. In northwest Montana, a small, isolated population of 30 to 40 grizzly bears hovers on the brink of extinction. Their habitat is already fragmented by roads and development, and the proposed Montanore Mine could destroy what little grizzly habitat is left.

Lynn Hagerty
Kootenai National Forest
Supervisor’s Office
31374 US Highway 2
Libby, MT 59923-3022
(406) 293-6211

Online email form:

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

I request that the Forest Service deny the permit for the proposed Montanore Mine. All of the “action alternatives” in the Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement are incompatible with the survival of the threatened grizzly in the Cabinet Yaak Ecosystem. The Forest Service should restore and protect essential habitat so this endangered population can recover, rather than allow for additional harmful development.

The Cabinet Yaak grizzly is one of only five populations remaining in the lower 48 states, where grizzlies have been eliminated across 99% of their former range over the last two hundred years. This population is especially important since it lies in a critical ecological corridor between Yellowstone and healthier grizzly populations in Canada.

Under the Endangered Species Act, the Kootenai National Forest has a fundamental duty to protect all listed species and their habitat from harm. Permitting this disastrous project would violate those requirements.

Instead of approving this mine, I request that the Kootenai National Forest move swiftly to substantially reduce road densities, restore degraded habitat, and increase essential habitat throughout the Cabinet Yaak Ecosystem. In addition, I urge you to redouble your efforts to reduce human-caused mortalities in order to save this beleaguered grizzly population from extinction.

Thank you for the opportunity to submit comments on this important issue.

Action Alerts

Help Chimpanzees Today – Contact Senator Murray
Chimpanzees need your help now more than ever. Your U.S. Senator, Patty Murray, is co-chair of the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction (“super-committee”) that has been tasked with finding more than a trillion dollars to cut from the budget over the next 10 years. We believe we can help. PCRM is pushing Sen. Murray to include language in the super-committee agreement from the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act (S.810), a bill that permanently ends chimpanzee experimentation in the United States and retires all chimpanzees currently in U.S. labs to sanctuary.

she needs to know that her constituents care enough to sit down and write their own letter.

Please send a letter to Sen. Murray’s Washington, D.C., office. You can also follow up with a phone call:

Senator Patty Murray
48 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-2621
Fax: 202-224-0238

In your letter, it’s important to explain why you think chimpanzee experimentation should end and include the following talking points as a guide.

As a Washington voter, I am writing to ask that you include language in the Joint Deficit Agreement that would end chimpanzee experiments.
Ending chimpanzee experiments will save one-third of 1 billion taxpayer dollars over the next decade.
Government-owned chimpanzees in laboratories cost an average of $51 per day. At the federal sanctuary the cost is $32 per day for higher quality care.
The United States is the last country in the world that permits large-scale confinement of chimpanzees in laboratories and their use in invasive research.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not require chimpanzee data to approve vaccines or therapies. In fact, two hepatitis C therapies were recently approved by the FDA without the use of chimpanzees.
Chimpanzees suffer much like human victims of traumatic experiences.
Ending chimpanzee experiments is pro-science. Tax dollars would be better spent on ethical and effective alternatives.
Continuing to fund research on great apes is something that Democrats and Republicans agree is a waste of taxpayers’ money and offers little human health benefits.
The Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act (S.810) has broad-based bipartisan support. The 111th Congress saw more than 160 Members of Congress support this proposal, and legislation is again gaining momentum in the 112th Congress.

Motivate Congress To Cut the Deficit and Save $1 Billion By Helping Animals Now!
Tell your Congressional Representatives to cut the deficit by protecting animals:
– End warehousing of chimpanzees in federally-funded laboratories – save $300 million!
– Eliminate the need to feed thousands of wild horses in government holding pens by using            immunocontraception rather than round-ups and removals – save $172 million!
– Replace animal testing procedures with dramatically more efficient methods – save $500 million!
– Reduce government subsidies of inefficient and inhumane lethal predator control – save $110 million!

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

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

Ask Seattle City Council to help Elephants

Please write just a line, or two, or more asking Seattle’s City Council to overrule Woodland Park Zoo management and Board.
As them to show the same leadership as the Toronto City Council (see our press release below).  They need to make a science-based decision and summon their compassion and common sense to call for the release of Bamboo, Chai and Watoto to the 2,700 acre Elephant Sanctuary in TN.
Please write. Even one line will do.

Action Alerts

Cut funding for invasive research on chimpanzees.
The time has come to ban chimpanzee experiments. Currently, the United States is only one of two nations that still uses these animals in cruel, invasive studies. Help stop to this outrage by signing this petition that asks President Obama to cut funding for invasive chimp research!
The White House recently launched a new website, We The People, which allows anyone to petition the government via an online platform. If a petition reaches 25,000 signatures within 30 days, the White House will submit a public response on the issue. We need your help to bring chimps into the spotlight!
It is time for the U.S. to join other industrialized nations and ban the use of chimpanzees in research. Continued funding for studies using chimpanzees has come under increased criticism within the scientific community as well as the general public for its lack of relevance or necessity in advancing human heath. The suffering and stress inflicted on these highly intelligent social creatures coupled with the waste of tax payer dollars makes their continued use untenable.
Permanently retiring these chimpanzees to sanctuaries will not only benefit their lives with a more natural environment but will save taxpayer dollars currently being spent to warehouse them in federally funded research institutions.
Sign and help end research on chimpanzees and stop wasteful government

Help End the Sale of Fur at Nordstrom
Nordstrom is a fourth generation family business that has a solid customer service reputation, and a name that evokes a sense of responsibility and success. Why then does the Nordstrom Family continue to sully its reputation with ties to the fur industry?
Help Nordstrom make the right choice by speaking up when shopping at Nordstrom. Please politely tell their associates: “Please stop selling fur.” Ask for a comment card on which you can write the same sentiment.
Please keep your message polite, positive, and on point about the animal suffering. Let Nordstrom know that you are a customer and to please stop carrying all fur items.

Nordstrom Corporate Offices
President Blake Nordstrom
1700 Seventh Avenue, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98101
206-373-4331

Adopt a Nordstrom near you and help us educate their customers.

Every weekend now until Valentines Day advocates across the country will be outside Nordstrom stores handing out information to customers and asking them to tell Nordstrom, “Please stop selling fur.”
Please contact our Nordstrom Campaign Coordinator at hope@idausa.org for fliers and information about how you can participate.

Tell Oregon Governor to Stop Wolf Slaughter
The Imnaha Pack is one of only two reproducing wolf packs in Oregon. Killing two surviving members, including the alpha male, will make life even harder for the two wolves in the pack who are left — and make them more likely to resort to preying on livestock.  Such heavy-handed reaction to occasional wolf depredations will squelch wolf recovery in Oregon. Far more effective would be to insist on better livestock husbandry practices to reduce the vulnerability of stock and the likelihood of conflict.  Government wolf killing has not built tolerance for wolves in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, where more than 1,000 wolves have been killed in response to depredations; yet now calls for killing wolves are growing. To build true coexistence, and perhaps a measure of tolerance, Oregon’s state government must first tolerate the wolves.
Tell Oregon Governor that in order to build true coexistence, and perhaps a measure of tolerance, Oregon’s state government must first tolerate the wolves AND NOT SLAUGHTER THEM to pacify ranchers and hunters.

Contact:

Governor John Kitzhaber
phone (503) 378-4582
fax (503) 378-6827
online web form: http://www.oregon.gov/Gov/contact.shtml