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Disaster Preparedness

In light of the recent catastrophic events in Japan, it is a poignant reminder to all of us to prepare for disasters, no matter what form it takes. Here in the Pacific Northwest region, we are at risk for earthquake activity, owing to the many fault lines that run along the Pacific coastline, as well as effects of tsunamis. Many low-lying areas are also prone to flooding, and tornadoes, while rare in this region, are not out of the question.

After being lucky enough to survive an initial disaster, the infrastructure we depend on may not be functional; there may no longer be access to food or running water, electricity or shelter, so planning ahead for such contingencies increases your chance of surviving for a period of time in case rescue crews or relief supplies are not able to reach you for a few days. Especially after a substantially destructive event with widespread damage, help may not come for some time, so it is best to plan ahead; imagine taking a camping trip for a week and you’ll get some idea of what you’ll need. Speaking of camping, many of us in this region do so, so there is the added advantage of having those supplies and gear at our disposal. Failing that, you can compile such items now and it will serve the dual purpose of being available for that trip you’ve been wanting to take in the mountains.

It will take some time and money to compile these kits, but it is important to start now and add to it as time and money allows; every little bit you add will greatly improve your situation later should the unthinkable happen. We recommend compiling one go-kit for each member of your household, including special items for your companion animal(s), and stowing camping gear in your available vehicles. There are special items you can compile for the home, but be aware that after a flood, earthquake, or tornado, your residence may be compromised enough to be unsafe for habitation, if it is left standing at all.

Vegans will have to ensure that there is enough food stocked up and packed away. Relief supplies, once they come, may not be all vegan, so having enough food for at least 7 days is recommended. Energy bars are convenient, especially in the Go-Kits, but they are expensive. Better to stock up at home on canned soups, beans and vegetables, dried fruit, nuts, and avoid foods like rice, noodles, and instant mixes as they require heat and a lot of precious water to prepare. There are now available quite a few packaged vacuum-sealed meals (usually Indian or Thai curries) that are vegan.

Another consideration for vegans is the inclusion of first-aid kits. There are many pre-packaged first-aid kits on the market, but many of them have products either with animal ingredients or are manufactured by companies that conduct testing on animals. It is better to make your own, using items from safe manufacturers. A list of recommended items are below.

Discuss an evacuation plan with all members of your household and how to notify each other in case of separation. Note that phone and internet communication networks may either be inoperable or overloaded, but establish an out-of-town/state contact person that each person can check in with, or use the same social networking sites. Discuss alternate meet-up places. If you have children, make sure they know their basic personal information should they get separated, know alternate contacts and meeting sites, and role-play with them on what to do and where to go as well as how to get hold of 911 and other contacts.

Your companion animals need special attention and planning. Make sure any licenses are current, and each animal has an ID tag. Consider micro-chips. Keep an updated list of trusted neighbors who could assist your companion animals in case of an emergency. Make sure they are comfortable being inside carriers. Fasten down aquariums and other cages to their tables to prevent them from tipping over. If you evacuate, locate all your animals and keep them with you. Be aware that shelters will only allow service animals. In a large-scale disaster, animal shelters will be set up when possible.

If there is absolutely no way to take your companion animals with you, inform animal rescue workers of your pets’ status: On your front door or in a highly visible window, use chalk, paint or marker to write the number and types of pets in your residence. Include their location in your home and the date that you evacuated. Leave plenty of water in a large, open container that cannot be tipped over. Leave plenty of food in timed feeders to prevent your pet from overeating. Absolutely do *not* tie up your pet in your home. The first chance you can get communications, find out who among neighbors, friends, or rescue workers can get to your place.

The old adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is never as critical to follow as preparing for a disaster. It is worth it to start now, and even if you cannot afford to get everything at this point get what you can, and continue to build upon your kits, because every little bit will prove to be invaluable should the unexpected happen. And especially for those of us who have others who depend on us, like companion animals, and those who are living as vegans, it is important to place extra consideration to ensure that as many living beings survive as possible.

FIRST-AID KIT (in a small plastic container)

    + First-aid manual
    + Sterile gauze pads of different sizes
    + Adhesive tape
    + Adhesive bandages in several sizes
    + Elastic bandage
    + A splint
    + Antiseptic wipes
    + Soap
    + Antibiotic ointment
    + Antiseptic solution (like hydrogen peroxide)
    + Cold packs/Heat packs (wrap in towel prior to use)
    + Tweezers
    + Sharp scissors
    + Safety pins
    + Disposable gloves

GO-KIT (in a backpack)

    + LED-flashlight
    + Dust-mask
    + First-aid kit (as noted above)
    + Bottled water
    + Dried food like soy jerkies, energy bars, dried fruit, granola, etc.
    + Permanent marker, paper, tape to leave behind notes
    + Whistle
    + Flare or warning light to signal planes/helicopters
    + Multi-tool knife
    + Matches in waterproof container or cigarette lighter
    + Rain poncho
    + Warm hat/gloves
    + Sturdy shoes
    + A change of clothes
    + Emergency Mylar blanket (aka thermal blanket, Space Blanket, first-aid blanket)
    + Extra glasses, contact cases, contact solutions, other vital personal items
    + Prescription medication
    + Travel-size toothpaste and toothbrush
    + Photos of family members/companion animals for ID purposes
    + Copy of health insurance and identification cards
    + List of emergency point-of-contact phone numbers
    + Extra keys
    + Emergency cash in small denominations

COMPANION-ANIMAL GO-KIT (in a shoulder bag)

    + Carrier with blanket (Store with bag)
    + Sturdy leashes and muzzles for dogs.
    + Food, potable water and medicine/supplements for at least one week
    + Non-spill bowls, manual can opener (if using canned food)
    + Plastic bags for sanitation
    + Recent photo of each pet
    + Names and phone numbers of your emergency contact, emergency veterinary hospitals and animal shelters
    + Copy of your pet’s vaccination history and any medical problems
    + Favorite toy
    + A pillowcase may be a good emergency transport for cats and other small animals

HOME KIT (in large plastic tub)

    + Water*
    + Food (as noted above)
    + Manual can-opener
    + First-aid kit (as noted above)
    + Crowbar
    + Dust-masks
    + Non-leather heavy-duty work gloves
    + Hand-powered radio
    + Flashlight/batteries
    + Plastic sheeting/duct-tape to cover up broken windows
    + Bucket/heavy plastic bags for sanitation (toilets may not function)
    + Personal hygiene items including toilet paper, feminine supplies, hand sanitizer and soap
    + Rope/twine
    + Plastic tarps
    + A copy of important documents & phone numbers
    + Tools; hammer, nails, staple gun, hacksaw/pruning saw
    + For children provide comfort food and treats, and games

It would be a good idea to store a crowbar, dust-mask, sturdy shoes, flashlight, and glasses next to your bed

CAR KIT (to supplement Go-Kit)

    + Water*
    + Food (as noted above)
    + Sleeping bag(s)
    + Tent
    + Camping mess kit (forks, spoons, knives, metal pots/cups/plates)
    + Camp stove, or matches/cigarette lighter for building camp-fires
    + Extra blankets
    + Flashlight/batteries
    + First-aid kit (as noted above)
    + Emergency road-side kit (usually includes flares and tools)
    + In-car chargers for cell-phones and other communication devices
    + CB Radio
    + Change of clothes
    + Warm hat/gloves

In a disaster, water supplies may be cut off or contaminated. Store enough water for everyone in your family to last for at least 3 days.
Store one gallon of water per person, per day. Three gallons per person per day will give you enough to drink and for limited cooking and personal hygiene. Remember to plan for your companion animals.
If you store tap water:
Tap water from a municipal water system can be safely stored without additional treatment.
Store water in food grade plastic containers, such as clean 2-liter soft drink bottles. Heavy duty, reusable plastic water containers are also available at sporting goods stores. Empty milk bottles are not recommended because their lids do not seal well and bottles may develop leaks. Label and store in a cool, dark place. Replace water at least once every six months.
If you buy commercially bottled “spring” or “drinking” water:
Keep water in its original container, and don’t re-store a bottle once it’s been opened. Store in a cool, dark place. If bottles are not marked with the manufacturer’s expiration date, label with the date and replace bottles at least once per year.
Treating Water after Disaster:
If you run out of stored drinking water, strain and treat water from your water heater or the toilet reservoir tank (except if you use toilet tank cleaners). Swimming pool or spa water should not be consumed but you can use it for flushing toilets or washing.
Treatment Process:
Strain any large particles of dirt by pouring the water through layers of paper towels or clean cloth. Next, purify the water one of two ways:
Boil – bring to a rolling boil and maintain for 3-5 minutes. After the water cools, pour it back and forth between two clean containers to add back oxygen; this will improve its taste.
Disinfect – If the water is clear, add 8 drops (1/8 teaspoon) of bleach per gallon of water. If it is cloudy, add 16 drops (1/4 teaspoon) per gallon. Make sure you are using regular bleach— 5.25% percent sodium hypochlorite— rather than the “ultra” or “color safe” bleaches. Shake or stir, then let stand 30 minutes. A slight chlorine taste and smell is normal.

In an earthquake, since it happens suddenly and without warning, it is important to know what to do. It is a myth that the safest place is under a doorway; in modern structures, the doorway is no stronger than the rest of the building–in fact, you’re likely to get injured from doors swinging wildly, and if it’s a public building, people may shove past you to hurry through. Instead, drop, get under cover, and hold on. Many people make the mistake of standing, running, or trying to keep furniture from falling over—all major earthquake no-nos. When an earthquake strikes, don’t run or try to escape. Search for cover as close to you as possible; if you’re in bed, stay curled up and protect your head with a pillow. If you’re driving, pull over to the side when it’s safe, and stay off bridges and going underneath overpasses.

Action Alerts

Tell the Department of State to Evacuate Companion Animals from Japan
Once again, the U.S. Department of State is refusing to allow U.S. nationals evacuating a disaster zone, this time in Japan, to take their animal companions to safety. The official policy of the Department of State is that it does not evacuate pets. Please contact Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and ask that the State Department allow Americans, without exception, to evacuate all their family members from Japan and from every future disaster area.

Please contact Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and ask that:

1. People evacuating Japan be allowed to take their companion animals, regardless of size, with them.
2. The State Department permanently change its official policy to allow pets to be evacuated, simultaneously with their families, from disaster areas.

Hillary Clinton
Secretary of State
phone (202) 647-1579
phone 202-647-6575 Public Communication Division
online email form

Don’t Let Sea World Keep Its Dirty Secrets
Please send a letter to U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis asking her to intervene with an executive order to make the hearing, and Sea World’s way of doing business, open to the public.
When Sea World Orlando trainer Dawn Brancheau was killed last year by Tilicum, the 12,300-pound resident orca, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration conducted an investigation and cited Sea World for the willful act of knowingly placing its employees at risk. Sea World is contesting the OSHA findings and has requested a hearing in April — and is asking that the hearing be closed to the public so that records of the case can be sealed. It seems clear that Sea World wants to keep ugly truths from getting out and being used against it, regardless of the cost to orcas or their trainers.
Please call or send a letter to U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis asking her to intervene with an executive order to make the hearing, and Sea World’s way of doing business, open to the public:

Secretary Hilda Solis
Department of Labor
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20210
phone (866) 487-2365 and (202) 693-4676

Urge District Attorney to Prosecute North Carolina Lab Animal Abuse
You can be a voice for the animals who suffered at the hands of PLRS employees. Take a minute of your time today to politely urge local District Attorney Frank Parrish to bring charges against those responsible for making animals suffer at PLRS, without further delay.
It’s been nearly six months since the release of PETA’s shocking undercover investigation inside North Carolina–based Professional Laboratory and Research Services, Inc. (PLRS), which documented PLRS employees kicking, throwing, and dragging dogs; violently throwing and slamming cats into cages; intentionally trying to rip cats’ claws from their sensitive paws—making them bleed, roughly handling rabbits and lifting them by the ears; and viciously cursing at animals, calling them “asshole,” “bitch,” and “motherfucker.” But the district attorney, whom PETA first met with almost a year ago, has yet to file cruelty-to-animals charges against those responsible for the suffering, abuse and neglect of hundreds of animals.

Make direct contact:

Frank R. Parish
113 N. Elliott Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
phone (252) 331-4743
fax (252) 331-4807

Action Alerts

Call-ins and Emails to American Legend

Please contact American Legend Cooperative (aka Seattle Fur Exchange) and let them know how you feel about the business they conduct and the horrors of the fur industry. Be polite.

These coordinated efforts are very effective and it is important that people participate.

American Legend General Contacts:

Phone Numbers:

1(503)816-6132- Joseph Morelli, CEO and President


Executives and Important Contact Emails:

*This one is important!!!*–>*SUPPORT*:

CEO and President: Joseph “Joe” Morelli-
Trustee: William Kenney-
Vice President: Kurt Essman-
Vice President-Sales: Dale Theisen-
Director of Finance and Administration: David
Graphic Designer: Sandra Wallace-
Assistant to Vice President: Debbie Kerr-
General Manager: Carol Frank-
Director-Finance: Anne Daffern-
Director-Auctions: Reid Dixon-
Director- IT: Scott Wolfe-


Sandra Wallace, Graphic Designer, has these websites:,,

Important Facebook Accounts:
Joe Morelli, CEO-
Carol Stone Frank-
Sandra Wallace-

Let the Woodland Park Zoo know how you feel about repeated insemination

Woodland Park Zoo (WPZ) artificially inseminated Chai for the 60th time.  Inseminated 50 times prior to Hansa’s birth and 9 times since has only yielded miscarriages.  Hansa, Chai’s daughter (conceived with a bull) died of the deadly herpes virus.  Watoto, one of three elephants on display at WPZ, tested positive in 2008 for the same strain of herpes virus that killed Hansa.  There is no cure and WPZ has no infection control in place—in fact Chai could tansmit the virus to her own fetus.  The virus attacks the internal organs causing massive hemorrhaging and a painful, gruesome death.

To even take a chance of causing a defenseless calf such a horrific death is unconscionable and unethical.

Please write a thoughtful and polite, but enraged e-mail to:

Seattle City Council members:,,,,,,,,

Deborah Jensen, WPZ President:,

State Senators Jeanne Kohl-Welles and Ed Murray:,

Here’s the story with the zoo’s press release.  If you want to comment, no log in is required.

Action Alerts

Ask the USDA to fine the Southern Research Institute in Multiple Animal Deaths
Negligence at the Southern Research Institute killed a monkey and two ferrets, while
subjecting two more ferrets to severe hyperthermia (heat stress). This horrible
facility must be held accountable. The USDA must levy the largest fine allowable by
law, potentially $50,000.

Please contact the USDA to insist that they take immediate action against this
facility’s fatal negligence.

Dr. Elizabeth Goldentyer
Director, Eastern Region
920 Main Campus Dr, Ste 2000
Raleigh, NC 27606
(919) 855-7100

Promote Meatless Mondays in the Workplace

Action Alerts

Take Action to get the Spay/Neuter Assistance Bill, HB 1226 Passed

To help this bill pass through committee, we need you to take action!  Here are THREE things you can do.

ONE. Please attend the hearing on March 3rd if possible. Sign in “PRO” (in favor of the bill) on the sign-in sheet. If you wish to testify, please indicate so on the sign-in sheet.  The bill number is HB 1226.

TWO.  Submit your testimony or letter of support in writing

THREE.  If you cannot attend the hearing, please send your written testimony to the committee by email. Following are the committee members’ email addresses. We suggest addressing your comments to all of the members. However, if you live in a member’s district, you may wish to address your comments specifically to your legislator. Your comments should be sent no later than March 3, 2011 to the committee. Please identify yourself by name, address, affiliation, and refer to the bill number, HB 1226.

Ruth Kagi, Chair (D) 32nd District:
Mary Helen Roberts, Vice Chair (D) 21st District:
Maureen Walsh (R) 16th District:
Mike Hope (R) 44th District:
Mary Lou Dickerson (D) 36th District:
Roger Goodman (D) 45th District:
Norm Johnson (R) 14th District:
Tina Orwall (D) 33rd District:
Jason Overstreet (R) 42nd District:

For more information & talking points, see this link

Help to Stop Sport Hound Hunting of Cougars
In 1996 Washington voters overwhelmingly passed I-655, banning the use of dogs to aid the hunting of cougars, black bear, bobcat or lynx. Included in this initiative were safeguards to allow the removal of problem cougars in an effort to protect livestock, domestic animals, private property, and ensure public safety.
However, some legislators now want to overturn the will of the voters by claiming that hound hunting is a “tool for cougar population conservation and management” and to address cougar populations that have “exceeded a community’s tolerance.”

Please make a brief, polite call to your Washington state representative and urge opposition to H.B. 1124. Look up your state legislator’s name and phone number.

After you make your calls, please fill out and submit the form here to automatically send a brief, polite email message to your Washington state representative and urge opposition to H.B. 1124. Elected officials receive a lot of email. Be sure to edit your message so it stands out.

Action Alerts

Support Washington State Proposed Shark Fin Ban
Shark finning is the practice of slicing off the shark’s fins while the shark is still alive and throwing the rest of its body back into the ocean where it can take days to die what must be an agonizing death. Some sharks starve to death, others are slowly eaten by other fish, and some drown, because sharks need to keep moving to force water through their gills for oxygen.
Earlier this week, the Washington state legislature introduced a bill to ban the shark fin trade. This bill prohibits the possession of trade in shark fins, similar to the groundbreaking Hawaii law. The text of SB 5688 can be seen here.
Take action
Support the passage of a Washington State bill that prohibits the possession of trade in shark fins, similar to the groundbreaking Hawaii law.
Written testimony can be sent to the Members of the Natural Resources & Marine Waters Committee. Testimony should be addressed to Senator Kevin Ranker, chairman of the Natural Resources and Marine Waters committee. And it should be sent to ALL committee members.

Senator Kevin Ranker
Senator Debbie Regala
Senator Bob Morton
Senator Jim Hargrove
Senator Val Stevens
Senator Dan Swecker

Actions Alerts

Call to Action:  Spay/Neuter Assistance Bill, SB 5151
please take FIVE minutes to call and email your senator now.

Homelessness is the single leading cause of death for healthy cats and dogs in the United States. About five million animals are killed in our country’s shelters each year. In Washington State, tens of thousands of cats and dogs are euthanized in Washington shelters each year.

The purpose of Washington’s spay/neuter assistance legislation is to provide funding to assist low-income owners of cats and dogs to obtain affordable spay/neuter surgeries, and to provide for spay/neuter surgeries on feral and free-roaming cats.

We need YOUR help.  Here are three things YOU can do NOW:

1.  Spread the word about the bill. Tell your friends and associates who care about companion animal welfare; ask your veterinarian to get behind this effort.  Post and distribute flyers at community locations, at community events; and ask retail stores, pet product stores, clinics, and other establishments to support the bill and have flyers on hand to give customers and clients.  Sign up, and ask other people to sign up for our newsletter.

Send an email and follow it up with a brief telephone call to your state senator’s office.  Send your message ONLY to your state senator please. It’s quick and easy to call your state senator!  Just call your senator’s office, and speak briefly with his or her legislative assistant or leave a message. Tell them your name, that you’re a constituent, and that you support SB 5151, the spay/neuter bill.  Then request that your senator contact Senator Pridemore immediately and ask that a hearing be scheduled on SB 5151 in the Government Operations, Tribal Relations & Elections Committee

2. Become a spay/neuter bill advocate in your legislative district. We would like to have at least 50 people in each of Washington’s 49 legislative districts become spay/neuter bill advocates.  We need advocates to sign up now!  Get the details here.

Ask the University of Washington to End the Use of Ferrets in its Pediatrics Residency Program

Please take a minute to ask University of Washington School of Medicine dean Paul G. Ramsey, M.D., to replace the use of ferrets in the school’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. Here are some talking points:
1. Please replace the use of animals in UW’s pediatrics residency.
2. Anatomical and physiological differences between ferrets and humans render this type of training suboptimal.
3. UW is part of a shrinking minority of pediatrics residencies (less than 15 percent) that still use live animals for training.
4. High-fidelity simulators such as Laerdal’s SimNewB and Gaumard’s Premie HAL accurately replicate the airway of a premature newborn and allow for data collection.
5. UW already has a state-of-the-art simulation center that can easily provide nonanimal training methods.

Support Washington State Proposed Shark Fin Ban
Take action to support the passage of a Washington State bill that prohibits the possession of trade in shark fins, similar to the groundbreaking Hawaii law. Text of SB 5688.
Written testimony can be sent to the Members of the Natural Resources & Marine Waters Committee. Testimony should be addressed to Senator Kevin Ranker, chairman of the Natural Resources and Marine Waters committee. And it should be sent to ALL committee members.

Senator Kevin Ranker
Senator Debbie Regala
Senator Bob Morton
Senator Jim Hargrove
Senator Val Stevens
Senator Dan Swecker
For more  info, see this link

Action Alerts

Support Prevention of Animal Cruelty Bill: SB 5065 and HB 1147

Save Washington Pets (Washington Alliance for Humane Legislation) is taking a lead role in advocating for the passage of SB 5065/HB 1147.  We’ll keep you posted on this bill’s progress through this web page, our email newsletter, and Facebook page. You can help by participating in public hearings or contacting your legislators before key votes. Want more information? Track SB 5065 and HB 1147 on the legislature’s website where you can download the bills. For a two-page summary, download our flyer here.

A hearing on SB 5065 is scheduled before the Senate Judiciary Committee:  January 28, 2011, 1:30 p.m., Senate Hearing Room 1, J.A. Cherberg Building, State Capitol Campus, Olympia, WA.  Note: hearing schedules are subject to change. Check the hearing schedule for the committee here.

Sign Up for Humane Lobby Day – Feb 17th

Sign up with Washingtonians for Humane Farms

Eye on the Legislature – Bills to Watch

Preventing animal cruelty  Senate Bill 5065
Introduced by Sen. Michael Carrell, (R-Lakewood) (R) on January 12, 2011, to revises animal cruelty provisions by expanding the definition of necessary food and water and shelter to more closely meet the needs of and sustain animals. The bill prohibits violators not just from owning specified animals, but from living with them. It also imposes a fine of one-thousand dollars for the first violation, and two-thousand five hundred dollars for a second violation. Subsequent violations are a gross misdemeanor. (Companion: HB 1147).

Senate Bill 5356 (Establishing seasons for hunting cougars with the aid of dogs)
Introduced by Sen. Bob Morton, (R – Kettle Falls) (R) on January 21, 2011, to direct the Fish and Wildlife Commission to establish rules and a season for hunting cougars with the aid of dogs. This act also removes conditions on the use of dogs in cougar hunting only as a last resort and solely for the purpose of protecting livestock, although the Commission may impose conditions in its rules. (Companion: HB 1124).

Senate Bill 5151 (Creating a pet population control and safety program)
Introduced by Sen. Maralyn Chase, (D-Shoreline) (D) on January 17, 2011, to create the companion animal safety, population control, and spay/neuter assistance program and spay/neuter assistance account. The program provides for spaying and neutering of feral and free-roaming cats and companion animals owned by low-income individuals. It requires the department to administer the program and authorizes private veterinarians, private veterinary practices, animal care and control agencies, and nonprofit organizations to apply to the department to participate in the program.
Senate Bill 5144 (Requiring registration of animal abusers)
Introduced by Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe, (D-Bothell) (D) on January 17, 2011, to requires the registration of animal abusers and authorize the release of certain information on animal abusers. “Animal abuser” means a person over eighteen years of age, or a minor who has been tried as an adult, who has been convicted of a criminal animal abuse offense. The attorney general is required to keep the registry and make it available for public access over the internet. The information includes an abuser’s personal information, but not his/her social security number, a record of his/her animal abuse convictions, and his/her photograph.

House Bill 1243 (Concerning crimes against animals belonging to another person)
Introduced by Rep. Joel Kretz, (R-Wauconda) (R) on January 17, 2011, creates a class C felony for intentionally killing or harming another’s livestock. This act allows the owner of livestock damaged by such conduct to file a civil lawsuit and collect triple the amount of damages if prevailing. This act also adds livestock to the class of animals protected under current animal cruelty laws.

Action Alerts

Ask South Korea to Stop Burying Animals Alive
outh Korea has been burying pigs, cows, goats, and deer ALIVE in order to minimize the spread of yet another outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD). South Korea could vaccinate these animals; instead the government has decided on live burial for 1,340,000 animals, including 1,230,000 pigs.
Please write, call, email, and fax the South Korean Embassy to express your outrage over the way they are handling this situation.

Embassy of the Republic of Korea
Duk-soo Han, Ambassador
2320 Massachusetts Ave. NW.
Washington, DC 20008
Phone: 202-939-5663/5660
Fax: 202-342-1597

Also, contact the Seattle embassy to voice your concerns:
Phone: 206-441-1011
Fax: 206-441-7912

Please also submit your comments via this online form.

Tell Iditarod Sponsors to End Their Support of Cruelty to Dogs
Please help end the horrific treatment of dogs by sending protest emails to organizations that support the Iditarod. The 2011 Iditarod begins on March 5.

Contact many of these sponsors directly.
Below is only a partial list.  For a full listing of Iditarod Sponsors, check out this link or
check out Help Sled Dogs
The link also has grouped together the emails in several chucks at the bottom of the page.


Doug Nicholson, President (Barrick/Novagold Resources Company) (sponsor)
Donlin Creek LLC
4720 Business Park Blvd., Suite G25
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: 888-225-7590
Fax: 907-273-0201

Eagle Pack/WellPet (Berwind-White Coal Mining Company) (sponsor)
3000 Centre Square West
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
Phone: 215-563-2800
Fax: 215-575-2314

Patrick T. Stokes
K & L Distributors, Inc. (AB-Inbev distributor) (sponsor)
1 Busch Place
St. Louis, MO 63118
Fax: 314-577-2900
Toll Free: 800-342-5283

Sergio Marchionne, CEO
Chrysler Group LLC (sponsor)
PO Box 21-8004
Auburn Hills, MI 48321-8004

Muhtar Kent, CEO
Coca-Cola – Odom Corporation (sponsor)
1 Coca-Cola Plaza
Atlanta, GA 30313
Phone: 404-676-2121
Fax: 404-676-6792

Richard Hartman
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels (sponsor)
Scarsdale Place, Kensington
London W8 5SR, United Kingdom
Phone: +44-20-7872-2444
Fax: +44-20-7872-2460

John Stumpf, CEO
Wells Fargo & Company (sponsor)
402 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94163
Toll free: 800-411-4932
Fax: 415-677-9075

David Dillon, CEO
Kroger Company (Fred Meyer Stores) (sponsor)
1014 Vine St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: 513-762-4000
Fax: 513-762-1160