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NativeMom72 - THE DIVINE FEMININE => Saving Our Animals => Topic started by: Yowbarb on March 02, 2012, 07:24:41 AM

Title: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on March 02, 2012, 07:24:41 AM
There are a lot of petitions with action which will protect animals. I do not know what it would take to protect animals particularly sea animals, if the earth changes are cataclysmic, but anyway there are small things we can do now.
Here is a petition ...Change.org
http://www.change.org/petitions/tell-amazon-com-to-permanently-ban-the-sale-of-whale-dolphin-and-porpoise-meat?utm_medium=email&utm_source=action_alert

Dear Barbara Lou,
Last week, public outcry forced Amazon.com to pull over one hundred whale and dolphin meat products from its Japanese site. Consumers were outraged that the world's largest online retailer supported the killing of whales and dolphins -- and Amazon.com listened.
But now, Amazon.com is refusing to put a permanent ban in place to protect these animals in the future.
Melissa Sehgal, an Amazon.com customer, is in Taiji, Japan -- the site of an annual dolphin hunt that was exposed in the documentary The Cove. Every day she is witnessing how dolphins are captured and killed, and she wants Amazon.com to help stop it. That's why Melissa started a petition calling on Amazon to never again sell meat from dolphins and whales.
Click here to sign Melissa's petition asking Amazon.com to permanently ban whale, dolphin, and porpoise meat from its sites.
Tens of thousands of dolphins, whales and porpoises are captured and killed for their meat every year in Japan. The method by which they are killed is gruesome. "Rods are hammered into (dolphins) spinal cords to paralyze them," Melissa says. "And then they are dragged by their tails to the butcher house."
But Amazon.com has responded positively and quickly to consumer feedback before. Melissa also knows that further action from the online retailer could impact the trade in dolphin and whale meat since hunts are happening right now. Without an official policy, Amazon.com could start selling whale and dolphin meat again at any time.
Sign Melissa's petition to ask Amazon.com to put a permanent ban in place against selling dolphin, whale, and porpoise meat on its sites.
Thanks for being a change-maker,
- Pulin and the Change.org team
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Permanently Ban The Sale Of Whale and Dolphin Meat................................................................................................
Greetings,
 
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Amazon.com.

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Permanently Ban The Sale Of Whale, Porpoise, and Dolphin Meat

Until recently, meat from dolphins, whales, and porpoises was being sold on Amazon.com's Japanese website. You quietly pulled those products from the site, but have refused to put a permanent ban on whale, dolphin, and porpoise meat in place.

Please put a permanent ban in place.

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Sincerely,
 
[Your name]

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another site which has a lot of these is Care2
- Yowbarb
http://www.care2.com/

Care2 - largest online community for healthy and green living ...

www.care2.com/

Largest online community empowering people to lead a healthy and green lifestyle while taking action on important causes such as human rights, animal ...

Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: inselemel on March 02, 2012, 02:39:21 PM
Hi barb, thanks for starting this topic, it is very very close to my heart. I know a lot of the targets of these petitions do not listen but a lot do. I have participated in campaigns petitions and email sending which have been successful e.g. Through Shark Angels and Shark Alliance which has successfully got Shark Fin soup banned from numerous cities throughout the world including cities in the US & Canada. I also have seen successful campaigns mounted by different animal charities one of which was to get a lot of airlines to stop the transporting of live animals for animal experiments which if you see the pictures are totally horrific, barbaric and totally unnecessary. I believe part of being a Service to others person is caring for all the other species on Planet Earth, we are the guardians of Mother Earth and all her inhabitants and we have let her down extremely badly but i firmly believe that as the motto goes 'sharing is caring' and the destruction that only the Human species has caused  CAN be turned around, even if it is just sharing a photo or signing and sharing a petition (it only takes a couple of minutes) - Collective Consciousness does work. There are so many dark souled people on this Planet that think any other species than 'Man' are inferior, well i don't think so actually i know that they are wrong and it is arrogant to think otherwise.

And i look forward to the day when humans do not mistreat or look down on any animal. For example - Look how unconditional a dog's love is whether it has been badly treated or not - i think they have a lot to teach Man/Womankind.

Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on March 02, 2012, 08:26:31 PM
Hi barb, thanks for starting this topic, it is very very close to my heart. I know a lot of the targets of these petitions do not listen but a lot do. I have participated in campaigns petitions and email sending which have been successful e.g. Through Shark Angels and Shark Alliance which has successfully got Shark Fin soup banned from numerous cities throughout the world including cities in the US & Canada. I also have seen successful campaigns mounted by different animal charities one of which was to get a lot of airlines to stop the transporting of live animals for animal experiments which if you see the pictures are totally horrific, barbaric and totally unnecessary. I believe part of being a Service to others person is caring for all the other species on Planet Earth, we are the guardians of Mother Earth and all her inhabitants and we have let her down extremely badly but i firmly believe that as the motto goes 'sharing is caring' and the destruction that only the Human species has caused  CAN be turned around, even if it is just sharing a photo or signing and sharing a petition (it only takes a couple of minutes) - Collective Consciousness does work. There are so many dark souled people on this Planet that think any other species than 'Man' are inferior, well i don't think so actually i know that they are wrong and it is arrogant to think otherwise.

And i look forward to the day when humans do not mistreat or look down on any animal. For example - Look how unconditional a dog's love is whether it has been badly treated or not - i think they have a lot to teach Man/Womankind.

Inselemel thanks so much for all you have done and continue to do , to help animals.
I do know for a fact these petitions help...
Keep On Keepin on and share the various methods here and what is happening...I have some catching up to do,
Yowbarb
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: inselemel on March 03, 2012, 12:05:00 PM
Unfortunately, in this case the 'target' of MFA campaigning did not listen  and 'listened' to 'Big business or to be more precise Big Agricultural' but if the comments on FB are anything to go by it is just round 1.

"Despite the valiant efforts of MFA supporters nationwide, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has bowed to pressure from "Big Ag" and failed Iowans, Iowa's farmed animals, and the American people, by signing into law a bill that makes criminals out of undercover investigators who expose cruelty to animals, corporate corruption, dangerous working conditions, environmental violations, or food safety concerns at factory farms."

http://www.mfablog.org/2012/03/shame-on-iowa-governor-signs-ag-gag-bill-to-protect-animal-abusers.html

Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on March 03, 2012, 12:50:36 PM
Unfortunately, in this case the 'target' of MFA campaigning did not listen  and 'listened' to 'Big business or to be more precise Big Agricultural' but if the comments on FB are anything to go by it is just round 1.

"Despite the valiant efforts of MFA supporters nationwide, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has bowed to pressure from "Big Ag" and failed Iowans, Iowa's farmed animals, and the American people, by signing into law a bill that makes criminals out of undercover investigators who expose cruelty to animals, corporate corruption, dangerous working conditions, environmental violations, or food safety concerns at factory farms."

http://www.mfablog.org/2012/03/shame-on-iowa-governor-signs-ag-gag-bill-to-protect-animal-abusers.html


Mel, wow that is a situation to watch...
Thank You,
YB
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: inselemel on March 03, 2012, 01:02:38 PM
Outrageous isn't it, Barb how they (tptb) get away with such things??

On another subject - my personal bug bear of China systematically killing and eating every animal that moves on this earth. I signed this brilliant petition. The letter is excellent in my opinion. They probably won't listen (it is going to chinese embassies all around the world) but it felt good to sign it. http://www.change.org/petitions/letter-to-china-dear-china#

Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: 1969quartz0 on March 03, 2012, 02:25:17 PM
My cousins are Iowa farmers crops and pigs they have run their own elevator for many decades and feed their pigs that number in the thousands from their land. They never talk about it, but I bet Monsanto would shut them down if they went organic they farm about 9,000 acres they only own 2/3 of that it is my uncle his brother and kids they do most of it all by their selves. Only getting help during planting and harvest time their machines are huge.  They are not overly cruel but life for a pig is short and automated. the sow has the worst of it she is a breeding machine from life to death the boars have it best they are only called for studding I think they still do it the old fashioned way no pipettes. They are as easy on the animals as they can be for mass production. It is not a good life for the animals but to feed 300,000 million people the system has forced the small farmer (not big ag owned)  to comply or go broke sad as it may be, they have no bank loans so they could but I will not hold my breath. They would be crushed and they know it.
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on March 04, 2012, 01:59:35 PM
Outrageous isn't it, Barb how they (tptb) get away with such things??

On another subject - my personal bug bear of China systematically killing and eating every animal that moves on this earth. I signed this brilliant petition. The letter is excellent in my opinion. They probably won't listen (it is going to chinese embassies all around the world) but it felt good to sign it. http://www.change.org/petitions/letter-to-china-dear-china#

Thanks so much I will sign it...
Yowbarb
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on March 04, 2012, 02:01:32 PM
My cousins are Iowa farmers crops and pigs they have run their own elevator for many decades and feed their pigs that number in the thousands from their land. They never talk about it, but I bet Monsanto would shut them down if they went organic they farm about 9,000 acres they only own 2/3 of that it is my uncle his brother and kids they do most of it all by their selves. Only getting help during planting and harvest time their machines are huge.  They are not overly cruel but life for a pig is short and automated. the sow has the worst of it she is a breeding machine from life to death the boars have it best they are only called for studding I think they still do it the old fashioned way no pipettes. They are as easy on the animals as they can be for mass production. It is not a good life for the animals but to feed 300,000 million people the system has forced the small farmer (not big ag owned)  to comply or go broke sad as it may be, they have no bank loans so they could but I will not hold my breath. They would be crushed and they know it.

I know what you mean things are not likely to change anytime soon...especially with family owned farms...
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: 1969quartz0 on March 04, 2012, 03:14:22 PM
They will change if the SHTF if they can hold on to it. They are well known in the county a lot of friends maybe they can rebuild as a group share cropping style, so everyone can eat if they can get enough heritage seed. And let those poor pigs free range more.
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: inselemel on March 06, 2012, 04:22:39 AM
Hi i have just started a petition to stop the BBC antiques programmes buying, selling and evaluating ivory products like they were like any other product which they are not as Wonderful, Highly Intelligent and Highly caring animals have to die for this product and usually brutally and any calves are left to die. Please sign. http://www.change.org/petitions/danny-cohen-controller-bbc-1-stop-the-buying-selling-pricing-of-ivory-products-on-your-antiques-shows

I know most of you on the TH are in the good ol' US but i believe showing Ivory like any other product is quite disgusting and should not ne allowed to continue. Nellies are being brutally murdered daily and their calves left to die. 

Thankyou to all who sign.
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on March 06, 2012, 06:09:18 AM
I signed it...
Thanks,
Yowbarb
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http://www.change.org/petitions/danny-cohen-controller-bbc-1-stop-the-buying-selling-pricing-of-ivory-products-on-your-antiques-shows

melanie cameron (Petition Organizer)

4 days ago
Elephants are majestic sentient beings and to use their body parts as a commodity to be bought and sold like a piece of porcelain is absolutely hideous and irresponsible.

Recent Signatures

Barbara Townsend

You signed this petition on Mar 06, 2012

4 minutes ago
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: inselemel on March 06, 2012, 11:25:24 AM
Thanks Yowbarb, you should have seen the comment i got in response for posting it on one site that exalting one animal above another is the 1st step towards racism - i mean really and she defies anyone to explain why the plight of the rhino has any impact on her life - omg i haven't bothered to reply as these trolls and i believe that is the correct word just want a fight and i am not going to rise to the bait. I didn't say elephants were better than any other animal i just said they were magnificent, highly intelligent and highly caring animals. Oy vey!!!
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on March 16, 2012, 06:28:54 AM
Well  this is some sort of progress. McDonalds will hopefully soon no longer use those horribly inhumane gestation cages. Unbelievable that it could even happen in the first place... I suppose it goes on in all phases of domestic meat milk and egg production...
and has been the norm for decades. Wow that's some sort of kharma some people are creating for themselves...IMHO.
On the positive side: I feel the animal activism is finally having some effect.
Thanks to everyone who is making a difference. If readers see any petition on this sort of thing please sign them and post them here in this Topic,
Yowbarb
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http://eatocracy.cnn.com/2012/02/15/mcdonalds-to-phase-out-gestation-crates/
February 15th, 2012 03:45 PM ET

McDonald's to phase out gestation crates
 
McDonald's said it will get its pork suppliers to phase out the use of immobilizing cages for pregnant pigs, a move that was applauded by the Humane Society of the United States, but not the pork industry.
 
"McDonald's believes gestation stalls are not a sustainable production system for the future," said the fast food chain in a press release. "There are alternatives that we think are better for the welfare of sows."
 
Animal activists oppose the use of gestation stalls, which are cages that keep individual sows in close confines while they're pregnant.
 
"Confining pigs in gestation crates is arguably the cruelest practice in factory farming," said Josh Balk, spokesman for the Humane Society of the U.S. "These are iron maidens that are barely larger than the pigs' own bodies."
 
Read - McDonald's phasing out tiny cages for pigs

Image (I titled it) CNN Photo

suffering sow used in gestation cages common practice in US
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on March 16, 2012, 06:36:05 AM
(Referring to previous post, gestation cages) What's particularly horrible about treating pigs this way - they are the most intelliigent land mammal on the planet.
Not okay to treat any breeding animal today that includes chickens...
It would be far more humane to find other uses for pigs... the little ones can be pets. With the right conditions some cold be an outdoor sort of pet.
Maybe they could generate enough manure to make fuel from...in the future without even being killed for meat.
I looked it up and sure enough you can generate fuel from the pigs...
YB

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2008/06/better-fuel-thr/

Better Fuel Through Pig Manure

By Brandon Keim Email Author June 12, 2008 |  2:41 pm |  Categories: Animals, Energy, Environment
Gasoline made from pig manure might not smell nice, but sometimes you’ve just got to pinch your nose and bear it.

In a study published today in the journal Fuel, researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology provided the most detailed analysis yet of pig manure-based biofuel. It’s not quite ready for the road, they found, but researchers now know what to fix.

Even more importantly, said NIST fuel expert and study co-author Tom Bruno, the methods used in the study could transform fuel analysis.

"The real significance of what we have done is not so much contributing to the development of this particular fuel source, but rather the development of a measurement technique that can be applied to all manner of fuels, including those derived from bio or renewable feed stocks," Bruno said.

Bruno’s samples came from an experimental pig manure processing plant designed two years ago by Yuanhui Zhang and Les Christianson at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. By heating and pressurizing manure, they turned it into crude oil.

Boasting a manure-to-fuel efficiency of 70 percent, the researchers predicted that a single pig’s production-cycle excretions could yield 21 gallons of crude oil and a neat per-pig profit of $10.


Multiply that by the 100 million pigs slaughtered each year in the
U.S., and it’s a billion-dollar industry. And while the amount of oil produced would be relatively small in comparison to total U.S. fuel consumption, every drop counts — and it could help rehabilitate the
110 million tons of waste produced each year on U.S. hog farms. Much of that waste ends up in rivers, and has fed the expansion of a New
Jersey-sized dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico.

That, however, remains hypothetical. The NIST analysis showed that so-called pig manure crude is still quite crude. It’s about 15% water by volume, reducing its energy efficiency, and suffused with sulfur, heavy metals and nutritional supplements — all of which could end up back in the air.

Pig crude, said Bruno, is at present "less ‘clean’ than petroleum-derived fuel. Of course that will change if the process is tweaked."

Such tweaks require further fine-grained analysis of the fuel — and though NIST isn’t actually involved in its production, other researchers could use their methodology, which improved upon the so-called distillation curve traditionally used to measure fuel composition and performance.

As with regular distillation curves, Bruno’s team observed the fuel’s change during heating. But they did so by heating the sample in precise gradations, broke down the energy and pollutant content of fuel burned at each stage of heating, and bombarded leftover char with neurons to detect the heavy metals inside.

That process gives an unusually clear picture of the fuel, and can be used to analyze other biofuels.

"Could that have a carbon emission impact, either in revising current estimates or improving fuel use?" I asked.

"You betcha," he said.

Advanced distillation curve measurement: Application to a bio-derived crude oil prepared from swine manure [Fuel]

http://www.journals.elsevier.com/fuel/
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on March 16, 2012, 06:44:45 AM
Last post on this for now. I did find one Petition and an article on how this fight may be winnable.
Here is one article and one petition. No doubt there are many other petitions on this practice of getation cages....Change.org has several petitions see:
http://www.change.org/petitions
Story on Smithfield foods committment to end the use of gestation cages - see below.
- Yowbarb
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Smithfield Recommits to Phase-Out Gestation Crates

http://www.change.org/petitions/tell-smithfield-no-more-gestation-crates

How We Won
 
Dec 08, 2011
 
After more than 15,000 people joined The Humane Society of the United States' campaign on Change.org, Smithfield Foods has agreed to phase out the use of all gestation crates in its facilities by 2017! The company had originally set the deadline as part of a 2007 announcement, but delayed their plans in 2009. Now they've heard from consumers around the world who object to cruel confinement of pigs.
 
Wayne Pacelle, President of The Humane Society of the United States, stated, “Smithfield’s recommitment is an important and welcome move. With the company back on track with its phase-out, we’re getting closer to the day when the cruel confinement of pigs in gestation crates will be a bygone era for the entire hog industry.” Pacelle continued, “We recognize Smithfield’s recommitment as progress and urge its competitors such as Tyson, Hormel, Triumph, Prestage, Seaboard, and others to stop lagging behind and follow suit by adopting similar policies.”
 
Why This Is Important
 
An HSUS undercover investigator recently documented the suffering endured by female breeding pigs held in severely restrictive gestation crates on a factory farm operated by a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, in Waverly, Virginia. Gestation crates are exceptionally cruel and have been banned by the European Union, New Zealand and seven U.S. states. In 2007, Smithfield said it would phase out the use of gestation crates by 2017, yet in 2009 it said it could no longer meet its self-imposed and very lenient deadline.
 
Many of these highly intelligent and inquisitive pigs develop pressure sores and infections from crate-related injuries and from simply lying in the same position without relief. Out of sheer boredom, they engage in repetitive behaviors — such as bar biting and head swaying — sometimes injuring themselves in the process.
 
TAKE ACTION
Please send C. Larry Pope, CEO of Smithfield, a message urging him to recommit to the company's original promise and stop the use of these inhumane gestation crates on Smithfield's factory farms by 2017.
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on March 16, 2012, 06:48:23 AM
Is Europe more advanced on the treatment of domestic animals? Post info here.
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on March 16, 2012, 07:15:38 AM
They will change if the SHTF if they can hold on to it. They are well known in the county a lot of friends maybe they can rebuild as a group share cropping style, so everyone can eat if they can get enough heritage seed. And let those poor pigs free range more.

I feel you are right...if sthtf then in the aftertime there will probably be a lot more humane conditions for animals on small farms with more normal practices...
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: inselemel on March 16, 2012, 07:47:40 AM
According to the stuff i have read about after Ascension i.e. in the next dimension then most will be vegetarian and although all the same channellings do say that there will be people who cannot do without meat they will be in the minority and that it will be like the animal has to step forward to be 'eaten' as it were. Our bodies are going to be different the frequent phrase is 'lighter' and i don't think food will be such an issue as it is now.

I am not sure how long it will take for the majority to become veggy.

We will have to wait and see! ;)
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: inselemel on March 19, 2012, 05:22:21 AM
http://www.care2.com/causes/hero-saves-turtle-at-sea-thrilling-video-clip.html

Short video clip about a guy saving a little turtle from entangled fishing lines.
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on March 20, 2012, 07:59:38 PM
I love stories of people saving animals and vice versa.  ;)
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: inselemel on March 22, 2012, 01:52:29 AM
Just thought i'd post a success story - it's an email from 'Defenders of  Wildlife' in the USA
"Melanie -- We did it! Yesterday, I had the honor of witnessing the herd of wild Yellowstone bison as they took their first steps onto the tribal lands of Fort Peck Indian Reservation in northeastern Montana.

It was an amazing journey for these bison -- some of North America's most important biological and cultural animals. Many thanks to the tireless efforts of Governor Brian Schweitzer, the tribal communities of Fort Peck Indian Reservation, our conservation partners -- and especially the thousands of Defenders supporters like you who made this possible.

65 wild Yellowstone bison will thunder across tribal lands in Montana for the first time in more than 100 years."

Where they belong! ;D
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: enlightenme on March 22, 2012, 06:09:55 AM
Amazing!  Keep up the good work.  It truly does make a difference!  You are truly one of the Creators "chosen ones" to protect the innocent.
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on March 22, 2012, 06:13:46 AM
Just thought i'd post a success story - it's an email from 'Defenders of  Wildlife' in the USA
"Melanie -- We did it! Yesterday, I had the honor of witnessing the herd of wild Yellowstone bison as they took their first steps onto the tribal lands of Fort Peck Indian Reservation in northeastern Montana.

It was an amazing journey for these bison -- some of North America's most important biological and cultural animals. Many thanks to the tireless efforts of Governor Brian Schweitzer, the tribal communities of Fort Peck Indian Reservation, our conservation partners -- and especially the thousands of Defenders supporters like you who made this possible.

65 wild Yellowstone bison will thunder across tribal lands in Montana for the first time in more than 100 years."

Where they belong! ;D

Wow! This gives me goosebumps in a good way. I love this!
- Yowbarb
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: enlightenme on March 22, 2012, 06:18:34 AM
Just thought i'd post a success story - it's an email from 'Defenders of  Wildlife' in the USA
"Melanie -- We did it! Yesterday, I had the honor of witnessing the herd of wild Yellowstone bison as they took their first steps onto the tribal lands of Fort Peck Indian Reservation in northeastern Montana.

It was an amazing journey for these bison -- some of North America's most important biological and cultural animals. Many thanks to the tireless efforts of Governor Brian Schweitzer, the tribal communities of Fort Peck Indian Reservation, our conservation partners -- and especially the thousands of Defenders supporters like you who made this possible.

65 wild Yellowstone bison will thunder across tribal lands in Montana for the first time in more than 100 years."

Where they belong! ;D

Wow! This gives me goosebumps in a good way. I love this!
- Yowbarb

Yes, Barb, wasn't that just the best story to start the day with!  Again, thanks Melanie!  You go girl!
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on March 22, 2012, 07:33:09 AM
 :)

Here's a few links and situations...
Yowbarb
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http://www.care2.com/  Care2 Home page
http://www.care2.com/causes/  Causes
http://www.care2.com/causes/animal-welfare Animal welfare

Causes and news, animal welfare

Texas Suspends Wild Burro Killing Policy
by Sharon Seltzer
March 21, 2012
8:01 pm
http://www.care2.com/causes/texas-suspends-wild-burro-killing-policy.html

The 300 feral burros living in Big Bend Ranch State Park in Texas are considered to be a destructive nuisance. Since 2007 park rangers have been authorized to shoot and kill the animals. On Tuesday Texas suspended that policy, thanks to an offer from the Humane Society of the United States to develop a humane plan to remove the animals.
 
Texas park rangers have killed 130 burros that roam the 316,000-acre state-owned park near the Rio Grande. The state claims they do not have the funds to capture and relocate the wild burros who are accused of using too much of the natural resources and threatening the lives of other animals like bighorn sheep.
 
Ironically Big Bend National Park, which sits next to the state park and is federally run, sees the burros in a totally different light. They view the feral donkeys as the “living symbols and pioneer spirit of the West” and observe a 40-year-old federal ban on killing the animals.
 
This paradox didn’t go unnoticed by HSUS who sent Nicole Paquette, their Texas director, to review the situation and negotiate a plan. She helped convince Texas wildlife officials to suspend the killing policy.
[ Continues ] Read more:
http://www.care2.com/causes/texas-suspends-wild-burro-killing-policy.html#ixzz1pr7gJiKL
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Yowbarb Note: This story is so very horrible I will not be posting it here. You can read it at the link.
Monkey Restrained, Dies in Drug Company Testing Lab
by Kristina Chew
March 21, 2012  2:34 pm
Read more:
http://www.care2.com/causes/monkey-restrained-dies-in-drug-company-testing-lab.html#ixzz1pr8KPIHn
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Ask Your U.S. Representative to Become a Co-Sponsor of H.R. 1417, the BEST Practices Act ! PLEASE SIGN ! ! Link:

https://secure2.convio.net/pcrm/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=397
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Yowbarb Note
Click here it costs nothing. Sponsors donate to feed homeless pets:
http://www.care2.com/click-to-donate/pets/
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: inselemel on March 23, 2012, 10:26:21 AM
Thanks its amazing what a couple of minutes to sign a petition or send an email does. When I think of the states I think of the bison roaming the plains I am just glad someone in authority saw sense. Thanks again for your kind words 
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: enlightenme on March 23, 2012, 11:18:08 AM
:)

Here's a few links and situations...
Yowbarb
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Yowbarb Note
Click here it costs nothing. Sponsors donate to feed homeless pets:
http://www.care2.com/click-to-donate/pets/


Wow, how cool is that!  And it couldn't be any easier!  Too broke to donate right now..no worries, you can donate anyway!  I love it!  Thanks for that info Barb!

Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on March 23, 2012, 12:06:46 PM
 ;)
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: inselemel on April 24, 2012, 01:39:54 PM
This is a petition by Richard Branson ( i think) to help stop Rhinos being the next extinct species  4 Rhinos are being killed in South Africa alone. Please sign. Thanks!
"PETITION: Stop Rhino Poaching and the Illegal Trade of Rhino Horns

To: CITES SG John E. Scanlon + 175 Country Representatives

Dear Mr Scanlon, members of the Secretariat, Standing Committee, management and scientific representatives of Parties:

We call upon you to organise an emergency meeting with a single agenda point:

Put all possible measures in place to stop the out-of control poaching of rhinos.
Measures should include, but not be limited to:
1. Refuse Vietnam and other implicated countries permits, for all listed species, until such time as all suspected dealers and possessors of illegal animal parts have been brought to book.
2. A moratorium on all hunting permits for all Rhino, until the poaching is down to zero.
3. A moratorium on all sales of Rhino, until the poaching is down to zero.
4. An immediate FULL census of all remaining rhino, DNA sampling, chipping, e-tracking, indelible ink infusion, and treatment to render the horn (while keeping it on it's owners head) unfit for human consumption.
5. Listing of all species of Rhino to Critically Endangered.
6. All horn stockpile (from dead and de-horned Rhino) to be rendered unfit for human consumption - by fire, poison or other suitable method that will smash the myth that it is somehow medicine.
7. Denounce all talk of trade in bogus medicine as fuelling fraud. "

http://www.causes.com/causes/658114-speak-for-me-please-my-horn-is-not-medicine/actions/1644204
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on April 25, 2012, 06:52:10 AM
Just thought i'd post a success story - it's an email from 'Defenders of  Wildlife' in the USA
"Melanie -- We did it! Yesterday, I had the honor of witnessing the herd of wild Yellowstone bison as they took their first steps onto the tribal lands of Fort Peck Indian Reservation in northeastern Montana.

It was an amazing journey for these bison -- some of North America's most important biological and cultural animals. Many thanks to the tireless efforts of Governor Brian Schweitzer, the tribal communities of Fort Peck Indian Reservation, our conservation partners -- and especially the thousands of Defenders supporters like you who made this possible.

65 wild Yellowstone bison will thunder across tribal lands in Montana for the first time in more than 100 years."

Where they belong! ;D

Mel:
I'm not sure if I acknowldeged this but this was amazing! Keep On Keepin On!
I'm not sure what will happen to the planet, not sure what sort of cultural shufflings around
will take place. I feel one thing, though: These positive contributions and movements and actions now should be a part of mankind's memory - of how it is supposed to be done... Maybe the time will come when mankind is actually civilized enough to protect wildlife as a matter of course...and any domestic animals will at least be treated humanely. We appreciate your efforts,  :)
Yowbarb

(http://www.montana.edu/wwwcbs/bison3.jpg)

http://www.montana.edu/wwwcbs/bison3.jpg
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Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: inselemel on April 25, 2012, 07:16:15 AM
Thanks Barbara, I think the animals wild and domestic will be 1st to ascend (in my humble opinion) and once we are in the next dimension there will be no cruelty to humans or animals or the flora of this planet either, and i do think all the positive movements who are compassionate towards wildlife and domestic is helping, and bringing more 'light' to Planet Earth and lifting the vibrations of this Planet.

Thankyou  ;) to you for all your work as well with all the animal topics on here and the petitions. Cheers


p.s. I have been wondering about the really poisonous snakes and if they will ascend as well as snakes have a job to do keeping down the rodent populations etc but do they really have to be SO poisonous and deadly, i know they need a defence against humans as well, but that poisonous??? Really??? I mean a small amt of Black Mamba venom can kill a human in hrs if not treated, but i don't believe in killing snakes or any other animal just hopefully they might loose the majority of their toxicity after ascension as hopefully humans will be that enlightened by then they do not kill animals. Can but hope! ;D
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on April 25, 2012, 07:39:38 AM
Hopefully Humanity will ascend to a much higher consciousness and degree of civilization...
Always good to have hope.  :)
Personally I do not see the purpose of so many dangerous creatures on this planet and all the problems they cause...Truth be told I do not feel much compassion for those ones...
 :)
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Post by: inselemel on April 25, 2012, 08:03:05 AM
Hopefully Humanity will ascend to a much higher consciousness and degree of civilization...
Always good to have hope.  :)
Personally I do not see the purpose of so many dangerous creatures on this planet and all the problems they cause...Truth be told I do not feel much compassion for those ones...
 :)

I know not everybody believes  that the Annunaki are even real let alone some of Earthlings genetic past or had a lot of sway on Earth and created a lot of the poo that is happening in Earth and some of Earthlings traits (propensity for killing and greed) but i was thinking may be the OVER venomous creatures but i was thinking mostly of the highly toxic snakes are the work of the Annunaki or their over toxicity is??? Just a thought, but since the human population has reached 7 Billion and seem to be intent on taking over every other species habitat and making it their own maybe we need to put in our place once in a while - this planet is not just about us, i.e. Crocs were here long before humans were here (allegedly) they have a right to be here and not get persecuted just because they are capable of killing humans.  I hope we get some answers soon Eh? from the horses mouth as it were!
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: inselemel on April 26, 2012, 03:49:37 AM
For those interested in African wildlife and Africa in general for visiting there is a fantastic online magazine by africageographic.com   I can't rate it enough excellent info and subjects and the way it is displayed (graphics etc) is superb.  http://africageographic.com/safari/#6/1  There is a bit about 'The Last Lions' documentary film that has received critical acclaim in the States amongst other countries and it raises awareness about the decimation of African Lions from 450,000 to just 20,000.

Here is another link for a 2minute film and "In support of Lion conservation, the National Geographic Society has agreed to donate 10 cents to lion conservation in Botswana every time this YouTube video is viewed. Share it with your friends and Cause an Uproar!" http://blog.africageographic.com/safari-blog/conservation/cause-an-uproar/

So go on Roar!

To barb - might be a good link for your niece as well ;D
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Post by: enlightenme on April 26, 2012, 04:23:11 AM
Mel, what an interesting site and video...love those little lion cubs.  To think their numbers have been diminished so, is just so sad...
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: inselemel on April 27, 2012, 07:40:41 AM
I think every child and adult in the world should read this book - Running Wild by Michael Morpurgo.
http://www.michaelmorpurgo.com/books/running-wild/

"When 10-year-old Will’s father dies in the Iraq war, his mother surprises him with a trip to Indonesia. But little could she have known what awaited them both there.
At first Will knows that something is wrong is when Oona, the elephant he is riding along the beach, begins to spook. Then, suddenly, she takes off into the jungle with Will on her back. And that’s when Will sees the wave come crashing in! With his mother almost certainly drowned, with nothing to cling on to but an elephant and nothing to help him but the clothes on his back, Will faces a terrifying future. But maybe the jungle and Oona the elephant, can help him!
An epic and heart-rending jungle adventure."

I have been reading extracts from the book most nights to my youngest niece and it deals with a lot of the issues, deforestation (palm oil industry) in Indonesia home of the Orang Utan's, Tiger poaching, and the love between man (well a 10 yr old boy) and an animal (Oona an Asian elephant) etc. Great book - thoroughly  recommend it to everyone.
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: inselemel on April 27, 2012, 10:26:28 AM
I do apologize for the photo and the graphic re post of what happened but this is happening to Orang Utan's all the time, it is estimated with the same level of deforestation for palm tree oil there will be no more of these ginger cuties in the Wild after 2015. That is just 3 yrs away. I know i believe in Ascension and the animals will be first but i do believe trying to make a difference NOW does help not only the actual animals involved but i firmly believe it raises the vibration of the planet and brings more light in - if you catch my drift.

"re-posting from Dr Steve Best:

TREMBLING with fear and tethered to the floor of a squalid cage, tiny orangutan Peni clings to her mum's tortured body. This picture captures the last tragic minutes of the adult ape's life - after a frenzied mob beat her, pelted her with rocks then tried to drown her in a swimming pool. Her crime? She was caught scavenging for fruit to feed her malnourished daughter on the outskirts of a ramshackle village in Borneo. 2011"

Here is one petition ( i have FB'd you this separately Barb)
http://www.change.org/petitions/palm-oil-industry-stop-the-torture-and-killing-of-orangutans#

and this one
http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-malaysian-palm-oil-companies-killing-orangutans#
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on April 27, 2012, 12:14:55 PM
Thanks, Mel I just signed the petition...
This hurt to even read about...
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: inselemel on April 27, 2012, 12:44:07 PM
Thanks Barbara. I know, i just hope we can all start our new jobs soon and i hope mine will be actively helping animals on the front line as it were and hopefully if the govt's changes that are promised happen banning all exploititive deforestation will be one of the 1st things to happen. I have even read that 2 female orangs have used as prostitutes - this world is so sick and depraved (most of it) but hopefully the tide will turn for the animals favour.

Thanks to all who sign.
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: enlightenme on April 27, 2012, 05:49:38 PM
Thanks, Mel I just signed the petition...
This hurt to even read about...

Ditto!
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: inselemel on April 28, 2012, 03:07:37 AM
Thanks, Mel I just signed the petition...
This hurt to even read about...

Ditto!

Thanks,  heartbreaking isn't it. I spend a lot of the night before i go to bed wondering how all this poo is going to get sorted. Hopefully soon, (getting fed up saying that phrase, i think a bit of Elvis "A Little Less Conversation" a little more ACTION please.
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on April 28, 2012, 07:27:03 AM
True, Mel we all need to take action and fortunately with these online petitions it only takes a few seconds. These petitions really do help...
Thanks,
Yowbarb
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Post by: inselemel on April 28, 2012, 07:50:18 AM
True, Mel we all need to take action and fortunately with these online petitions it only takes a few seconds. These petitions really do help...
Thanks,
Yowbarb

Thanks Yowbarb Yep we all need to take action as Martin Luther King said
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
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Post by: Yowbarb on May 05, 2012, 05:46:20 AM
Mel, maybe you already posted this...
Someone recently posted the Watcher site (thanks for that.) On the Watcher site, I saw this heartwrenching story,
Yowbarb
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The Watchers home page:
http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/

http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2012/05/03/sumatran-elephant-found-poisoned-by-humans-in-indonesia/

Environmental organization WWF called on the government Wednesday to investigate the death of a critically endangered Sumatran elephant allegedly poisoned at an Indonesian oil palm plantation. A ranger at the plantation in Krueng Ayon village, Sampoiniet subdistrict, Aceh Jaya district, on Sumatra island said he found the 18-year-old female elephant dying on Monday and that locals reported they had seen it walking around with a calf earlier that day according to JakartaGlobe.

“When I found her, she was foaming at the mouth and bleeding from the rectum, which are strong signs of poisoning,” Mukhtar, the ranger  said, adding that he was unable to save her with medicine.

Mukhtar said the elephant’s calf was “crying” and “making noises” of distress as it stood by its mother dying on the ground. The conflict between animals in the jungle and humans had increased in the past decade as swathes of forest are cleared for agriculture. WWF changed the Sumatran elephant’s status from “endangered” to “critically endangered” in January, largely due to severe habitat loss driven by oil palm and paper plantations.

The Sumatran elephant is a rare and protected animal facing extinction because of illegal logging, lost habitat, and poachers.  There are less than 3,000 Sumatran elephants remaining in the wild, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, marking a 50 percent drop in numbers since 1985.

In its latest “red list” of threatened species, the IUCN noted that many of the remaining elephant communities were likely to disappear because they do not live in protected areas and there is a high risk of conflicts with humans. It cited studies showing that at least six herds disappeared between 2007 and 2009 in Riau province – a centre for the paper, pulp and palm oil industries. As plantations have expanded, Sumatra has experienced some of the worst deforestation rates in the world. Conservation groups said the Indonesian island has lost more than two-thirds of its natural lowland forest – the most suitable habitat for elephants – in the past 25 years.

The decline of the Sumatran elephant. (Illustration: guardian.co.uk)

Sumatran elephants are the smallest of the Asian elephants. Males rarely develop long tusks, while those of adult females may be so short that they are hidden by the upper lip. This elephant can live up to 70 years in captivity. Sumatran elephants were once widespread on Sumatra.  Today, however, the subspecies only survives highly fragmented populations.  Within the last 25 years, the elephants have lost 70% of their habitat. According to IUCN, 85% of the animal’s remaining habitat is unprotected and likely to be converted for agriculture or other purposes.

Specific problems are associated with forest conversion to plantation development. As forests shrink, elephants are increasingly closer to fields and cultivated land, generating conflict with humans that often results in the death of the elephants by poisoning or capture, as well as economic losses to humans. (WWF)

The Javan rhino was declared extinct in Vietnam in October  after the last one was found dead with a bullet in its leg and its horn sawn off. A month later, it was followed by Africa’s western black rhinoceros  and warnings that the Sumatran rhino is on the brink of extinction in Indonesia.

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Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on May 05, 2012, 06:04:07 AM
Inselemel I responded to your Facebook sharing and signed the petition...
Sent it to some friends.
thanks,
Yowbarb

Thanks for signing the petition.
 
Can you help Stop Trade in Rhino Horn reach its goal of 10000 signatures?
Invite Friends
10084
Barbara Lou Townsend Palm Harbor, FL

Thanks for signing the petition.
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Yowbarb Note. Repeating, from The Watcher: The Javan rhino was declared extinct in Vietnam in October after the last one was found dead with a bullet in its leg and its horn sawn off. A month later, it was followed by Africa’s western black rhinoceros and warnings that the Sumatran rhino is on the brink of extinction in Indonesia.
The Sumatran elephant is "critically endangered because of illegal logging, lost habitat and poachers." 
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on May 08, 2012, 09:26:17 AM
Honestly I don't even want to post about this. just read the flaming petition and you will see why it needs to be signed...
This type of cruelty toward animals is called an abomination.
- Yowbarb

http://www.change.org/suggested?petition_id=341544

http://www.change.org/petitions/us-military-stop-shooting-cutting-open-and-breaking-the-limbs-of-living-animals
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: inselemel on May 08, 2012, 12:06:17 PM
Signed - couldn't watch the video -  just seen on fb a woman grinning at the camera over killing a lion and sticking a can of beer in its jaws to get a 'funny' photo and  a Rhino Legally killed in a trophy hunt. I wish this hell would stop. Do not understand the mentality of these people who take pleasure in killing sentient beings. OMG i have had enough of human beings. :'(
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Post by: Yowbarb on May 08, 2012, 12:06:35 PM
I signed this petition earlier today.
- Yowbarb
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http://www.change.org/petitions/us-military-stop-shooting-cutting-open-and-breaking-the-limbs-of-living-animals

Dear Barbara,

Thanks for signing my petition, "US Military: Stop Shooting, Cutting Open, and Breaking the Limbs of Living Animals."

Winning this campaign is now in your hands. We need to reach out to as many friends as we can to grow this campaign and win.

Thanks for your support,

James
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Post by: Yowbarb on May 08, 2012, 12:08:46 PM
Signed - couldn't watch the video -  just seen on fb a woman grinning at the camera over killing a lion and sticking a can of beer in its jaws to get a 'funny' photo and  a Rhino Legally killed in a trophy hunt. I wish this hell would stop. Do not understand the mentality of these people who take pleasure in killing sentient beings. OMG i have had enough of human beings. :'(

Mel I surely know how U feel...
I believe there has always been in insensitive, amoral component to what we call human...it is shocking when it comes out and is so plainly visible...
All we can do is try to keep creating a real civilization...we  aren't there yet.
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Post by: inselemel on May 08, 2012, 12:15:18 PM
Signed - couldn't watch the video -  just seen on fb a woman grinning at the camera over killing a lion and sticking a can of beer in its jaws to get a 'funny' photo and  a Rhino Legally killed in a trophy hunt. I wish this hell would stop. Do not understand the mentality of these people who take pleasure in killing sentient beings. OMG i have had enough of human beings. :'(

Mel I surely know how U feel...
I believe there has always been in insensitive, amoral component to what we call human...it is shocking when it comes out and is so plainly visible...
All we can do is try to keep creating a real civilization...we  aren't there yet.

Yes you are so right, No we ain't there yet, unfortunately :'( :'( :'(
One day, oh Glorious day!
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Post by: Willsorr75 on May 08, 2012, 12:16:51 PM
Does anyone know if I were to give a pet potassium iodide if it would keep them safe from radiation exposure? Not sure if it works the same with animals as it does humans?
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on May 08, 2012, 03:02:21 PM
Does anyone know if I were to give a pet potassium iodide if it would keep them safe from radiation exposure? Not sure if it works the same with animals as it does humans?

Willsorr I just found this, state government info. I would recommend printing this but go to the page and print out any links there that might be needed. I hope it helps. This is the main info:
[ KI comes in 130 mg and 65 mg bottles. Pro-KI™ 65 mg recommends the following dosages for pets (www.aaoobfoods.com/NBC.htm): Large dogs: 1.0-2.0 tablets per day
 Medium dogs: 0.5-1.0 tablets per day
 Cats and small dogs: 0.25-0.5 tablet per day ]

- Yowbarb
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http://www.mbah.state.ms.us/emergency_programs/ki_vets.htm
Potassium Iodide (KI) Treatment for Animals Following a Nuclear Disaster

FACT SHEET for VETERINARIANS

What is the most important thing owners can do to protect their animals in a Nuclear Disaster?

Plan ahead. Animal owners should make plans in advance with friends, relatives, or shelters for housing their pets in a disaster. This will be helpful for a nuclear accident or any natural disaster.
Animal owners should be encouraged to purchase pet carriers.
Owners can use regular veterinary check-ups to practice evacuation plans from their homes.
 Owners should have copies of their pet’s health records, including rabies vaccination.
Owners should have their pets micro-chipped for easy identification in an emergency.

 What is KI treatment and what does it do?
 Potassium iodide (KI) is a salt of iodine. It is one of several ingredients that can be added to tale salt to make it iodized.
 KI has also been approved by the FDA as a nonprescription drug for use as a “blocking agent” to prevent the human thyroid gland from absorbing radioactive iodine.
 December 10, 2001 the Food and Drug Administration issued Guidance: Potassium Iodide as a Thyroid Blocking Agent in Radiation Emergencies for use of KI in humans during a radiological emergency. There is no such national guidance for use of KI in animals available.
 KI has a wide margin of safety, however like all medications, KI can be toxic if dosed incorrectly. Documented side effects include vomiting, drooling, runny eyes, rash, collapse and death. KI should not be used in animals with a known allergy to iodine. Suggested dose guidelines are listed below.
 KI is a medication that can be given to humans and animals.
 KI may not provide people or animals with 100% protection against all radioactive iodine.
The effectiveness of KI as a thyroid blocking agent is greatest if administered before the time of exposure to radioactive iodine, but some exposure saving can be obtained by administration shortly after exposure.

 Should pets be given KI for radiological emergencies?

 There are no guidelines for administration of KI for pets during an emergency. However, your clients may ask you to give KI to their pets if they have received it Potassium Iodide (KI) Treatment for Animals Following a Nuclear Disaster because of a radiological exposure. Administration of KI should be determined by you with the owner. The following information is provided to assist you with that decision. This information is provided as guidance and recommendations only.
 KI lessens the damage to the thyroid from radioactive iodine only. KI does not protect against other harmful radioactive rays released during a nuclear disaster.
 Radiation is most harmful to young, actively growing animals.
 KI must be given before or within 4 hours of exposure to be effective.
KI is an over-the-counter medication and you may want to stock it if there is demand in your area or special order it for the owner.
 Do not give KI to your pet if it is sensitive to iodine.
 Consider the age of the animal. Young animals have the highest risk of health problems from radioactive iodine and radioactive iodine causes long-term potential for thyroid cancer. Therefore, if the animal is elderly there is little chance the animal will get thyroid cancer in its lifetime (one estimate for humans was about 4 years) and elderly pets may have more problems with side effects from the KI.

 Note: If a pet has been left on the property during an exposure and the owner is unable to retrieve it before 4 hours then KI will not be effective. If the pet is evacuated with the owner prior to exposure to radiation, there is no need for KI. It is our recommendation that KI only be considered for the pet if the owner has received it and the pet is with the owner.

Where can veterinarians find information regarding dosing and efficacy of KI?

 Journal articles on the subject include:
 Use of radioiodine urinalysis for effective thyroid blocking in the first few hours post exposure - Health Phys 1999 Jan;76(1):11-6
 Potassium iodate and its comparison to potassium iodide as a blocker of 131I uptake by the thyroid in rats - Health Phys 1993 Nov;65(5):545-9 Reference the abstracts on page 3 of this document
 KI comes in 130 mg and 65 mg bottles. Pro-KI™ 65 mg recommends the following dosages for pets (www.aaoobfoods.com/NBC.htm): Large dogs: 1.0-2.0 tablets per day
 Medium dogs: 0.5-1.0 tablets per day
 Cats and small dogs: 0.25-0.5 tablet per day

 Where can I get further information?
 Contact your veterinarian with questions relating to KI and your pets.
www.nukepills.com has information about KI pills.
Mississippi Board of Animal Health (1-888-722-3106; www.mbah.state.ms.us)

 REFERENCES ON KI DOSING AND EFFICACY

 Health Phys 1999 Jan;76(1):11-6

 Use of radioiodine urinalysis for effective thyroid blocking in the first few hours post exposure, Ribela MT, Marone MM, Bartolini P. Department of Application of Nuclear Techniques in Biological Sciences, IPENCNEN, Cidade Universitaria, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

A useful correlation between maximum thyroid uptake and radioiodine urine levels at different times after exposure was developed in order to determine when the intervention with an adequate blocking agent might still be effective. In an animal model (dog), six different doses were administered in the range of 100-600 kBq. The best correlation was found between the 125I uptake after 48 h (T-48) and urine radioactivity 4-6 h (U-4, U-5, U-6) after exposure. For the case of U-4, the equation Y(T-48) = 0.790 X(U-4) + 2.973 (r = 0.974 with a level of significance of p < 0.001) was obtained. An analogous study, carried out in humans (n = 20) to whom 1311 was administered, showed a similar correlation and level of significance: Y(T-24) = 1.162 X(U-4)+3.263 (r = 0.926; p < 0.001). The validity of this correlation was confirmed in four volunteers who received small doses of 125I(25-100 kBq), with good agreement between measured and extrapolated thyroid uptake and a mean difference of less than 10% (CV = 16.2%). Three different blocking agents were then tested in the same dog: potassium iodide, potassium perchlorate, and a thionamide (Tapazole). The blocking action of the first two compounds was about 90%, as opposed to only 48% for the third compound. Potassium iodide was chosen for its limited side effects and more universal utilization. The final study, carried out with four different doses, indicated that 25 mg of KI is the ideal amount to be administered to the dog. This corresponds to approximately 100 mg for a 70 kg human being (i.e., 1.4 mg kg(-1)). This dose, when administered to a volunteer 4 h after exposure, provided a thyroid blocking of 68%. web link

Health Phys 1993 Nov;65(5):545-9

Potassium iodate and its comparison to potassium iodide as a blocker of 131I uptake by the thyroid in rats, Pahuja DN, Rajan MG, Borkar AV, Samuel AM.

Radiation Medicine Centre, B. A. R. C., Parel, Bombay.

Potassium iodide is the preferred thyroid blocker for personnel handling radioiodine and is recommended as a prophylaxis for the population in the nearfield of a nuclear reactor which would be likely to be exposed to radioiodine in an accidental breach of containment. However, in hot and humid climates, this hygroscopic chemical has a poor shelf life due to hydrolytic loss of iodine vapors. On the other hand, another iodine-rich salt, potassium iodate (KIO3), is quite stable and has a much longer shelf life. The present study compares potassium iodide and KIO3 as thyroid blockers and examines the appropriate time at which they should be administered in case of radioiodine exposure. Either of the two were given in recommended dosage (100 mg stable iodine per 70 kg body weight) at -2, 0, +2, +4, +6, and +8 h after administration of tracer quantities of radioiodine (131I) to age-, weight-, and sex-matched rats. 131I uptake in thyroid was measured 24 h after its administration in the experimental animals and compared with placebo administered controls. Results suggest that KIO3 is as effective a thyroid blocking agent as potassium iodide. In comparison to controls, 24-h thyroid uptake of 131I can be substantially reduced if potassium iodide or KIO3 is given to the animals within 2-4 h after exposure to 131I. Another noteworthy observation is that KIO3 is effective even at 8 h when administered at twice the usual dosage in comparison to the single dose, which does not show appreciable thyroid blocking properties after 8 h.

web link
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8225995?dopt=Abstract

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Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Willsorr75 on May 09, 2012, 06:33:42 AM
Fantastic! Thanks Yowbarb. I'll definitely print this out today and added it to my emergency folder.
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Post by: Yowbarb on May 09, 2012, 10:26:28 AM
Fantastic! Thanks Yowbarb. I'll definitely print this out today and added it to my emergency folder.

That's wonderful you are looking out for your little friends, in advance, when it is needed.  :)
Take Care,
Yowbarb
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: inselemel on May 13, 2012, 10:04:17 AM
If anyone is familiar with Sea Shepherd BREAKING NEWS: Via Scott West - "Captain Paul Watson was arrested today at Frankfurt airport on a warrant for his arrest for his intervention for the sharks campaign in 2005 in Costa Rica (in the documentary Sharkwater campaign). "

More details to come when head office issues the official press release.

This is so disgusting - Someone who defends the rights of those who cannot speak for themselves (the animals) has been arrested and may be deported to Costa Rica a country who is not only heavily involved in the shark decimation but also of the wholesale harvesting of endangered Turtle eggs (as the female turtles were still laying them) amongst other wildlife crimes.

OMG! I am quite literally fuming right now! >:( >:( >:(


Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on May 13, 2012, 08:02:58 PM
If anyone is familiar with Sea Shepherd BREAKING NEWS: Via Scott West - "Captain Paul Watson was arrested today at Frankfurt airport on a warrant for his arrest for his intervention for the sharks campaign in 2005 in Costa Rica (in the documentary Sharkwater campaign). "

More details to come when head office issues the official press release.

This is so disgusting - Someone who defends the rights of those who cannot speak for themselves (the animals) has been arrested and may be deported to Costa Rica a country who is not only heavily involved in the shark decimation but also of the wholesale harvesting of endangered Turtle eggs (as the female turtles were still laying them) amongst other wildlife crimes.

OMG! I am quite literally fuming right now! >:( >:( >:(

Do you know if he has proper legal representation if his rights are being violated. If the latter is true he could get help from Amnesty International.
All The Best,
Yowbarb
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Post by: inselemel on May 14, 2012, 02:09:45 AM
Yes, he has proper representation and a couple of EU ministers fighting his case. He knows the ropes, i am flabbergasted that the German authorities would do Costa Rica's dirty work. Germany is well known for being animal friendly and give loads of money to projects in Africa etc. I smell something fishy going on here, no pun intended but we all know where the majority of Shark fins go to and that country is helping the EU bailout. hmmmm :-X

Thanks for the post tho! ;)
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Post by: enlightenme on May 14, 2012, 03:43:32 AM
What a shame about Paul Watson...I've been watching the current running of his show, and seeing him and his crew trying to save the whales from the "grinds" up in the northern islands.  He does such amazing work trying to save the whales, this is very disheartening.  I hope he and his friends can get him out of this as soon as possible!
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Post by: inselemel on May 14, 2012, 04:02:46 AM
I know it's totally outrageous he has been shot at by the Japanese whalers and there is a lot of powerful countries that obviously don't like him and what his organisation is doing not just the hands on stuff saving Whales, Sharks, Dolphins (at Tajii in Japan) especially but showing people what it is actually happening by the Whale Wars programmes etc

This is a massive own goal for Germany - didn't think they were that stupid!

There is a petition to sign http://www.thepetitionsite.com/663/009/291/release-paul-watson/ for those who wish to help! Thanks
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Post by: Yowbarb on May 15, 2012, 09:07:36 AM
I signed it,
Thank you Mel!
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Post by: inselemel on May 18, 2012, 03:26:53 AM
Thanks for signing. We should know more today, if the extradition is to go ahead.

Here is some successes! ;D

This is one from an email update

"Update about 'Stop dog fighting in Fort Worth. Nathan Mattered! ' on Change..org

On 05/16/2012@4:10PM, after 2,741 signatures- We have the Mayor's support! I have posted this update to the petition, however, I wanted to thank each one of you, our first 2,741 signatures, who have walked us this far and personally send you a copy of the Mayor's email response. Pat yourselves on the back! With the Mayor's support, we will get farther with the STATE OFFICIALS. God Bless you. Here it is:

Hello Diane,

Mayor Price received your email and asked that I respond on her behalf to the petition you initiated to put an end to dog fighting in Fort Worth.. As you’re well aware, this is an issue that plagues communities throughout the United States and beyond, and it’s something that we in Fort Worth take very seriously. In fact, our Animal Care and Control Division has two full-time animal cruelty investigators who responded to over 1,600 cruelty complaint calls last year, and any case that has the potential to include criminal charges is also assigned to a police detective and jointly investigated.

In the past, animal cruelty complaints made during non-business hours were relayed to on-call animal control officers only in the case of an “emergency.” However, we recently changed protocols so that the on-call animal control officer will be notified of every animal cruelty complaint immediately. This will allow the on-call officer to make a judgment on the urgency to respond and act accordingly. Animal Care and Control hopes that this change will allow the department to respond more efficiently to these complaints that deserve attention.

You mentioned more severe punishment for animal abusers, and as you probably know, penalties for training dogs to fight, conducting a fighting event or attending a fighting event are all dictated by state laws. That said, we support strict punishments for animal abuse, and are looking for ways to be more proactive in educating the public and encouraging the reporting of dog fighting.

We want to thank you and all those who have signed your petition and emailed about the prevention of animal abuse. Your activism and passion for the health of animals and our community are part of what makes Fort Worth and our nation great.

MaryAnn H. Means
Deputy Chief of Staff
Mayor & City Council
City of Fort Worth

and although not 100% there yet again, it is a milestone.

"Milestone For Wild Horses - Federal Court Calls BLM "Ignorant" Of Scientific Evidence

IDA is a member of The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) coalition. AWHPC's lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) over plans to castrate wild, free-roaming stallions in Nevada's Pancake Complex achieved a milestone on May 9. U.S. District Court Judge Beryl A. Howell ordered the BLM to consider scientific evidence submitted by AWHPC regarding the negative impacts of castration on individual wild stallions and on the herds as a whole. Judge Howell warned that the agency could not remain "studiously ignorant of material scientific evidence."

The legal action, filed in December 2011 by the public interest law firm Meyer, Glitzenstein and Crystal, aims to stop the BLM from gelding and returning wild stallions to range, and to prevent the "zeroing out" of (eliminating all wild horses from) the Jakes Wash Herd Management Area.

This lawsuit will be precedent-setting, but much hard work lies ahead before we prevail. Congratulations to our partners in the AWHPC for the great work so far!"
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: inselemel on May 21, 2012, 07:59:21 AM
UPDATE - Captain Paul Watson, founder of Sea Shepherd has been released on Bail, but is basically under House Arrest until Costa Rica give all the relevent paperwork to the German authorities which can be up to 3 months from date of arrest. There are planned demonstration all over world against Costa Rica. Details on your local Sea Shepherd FB page.

Incidentally, Interpol has thrown this out in every country except germany??? It does beggar belief that a hero of Captain Watson stature who is trying to stop the killing of Planet Earth's oceans and the animals that live there is treated in such a manner! Utterly Outrageous in my humble opinion! >:(
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: inselemel on May 21, 2012, 08:00:23 AM
Totally true and well done JKB on not killing the Rattle Snake!
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on May 21, 2012, 04:10:29 PM
UPDATE - Captain Paul Watson, founder of Sea Shepherd has been released on Bail, but is basically under House Arrest until Costa Rica give all the relevent paperwork to the German authorities which can be up to 3 months from date of arrest. There are planned demonstration all over world against Costa Rica. Details on your local Sea Shepherd FB page.

Incidentally, Interpol has thrown this out in every country except germany??? It does beggar belief that a hero of Captain Watson stature who is trying to stop the killing of Planet Earth's oceans and the animals that live there is treated in such a manner! Utterly Outrageous in my humble opinion! >:(

I'm glad at  least he has been released on bail. Let's hope the pressure doesn't let up on Costa Rica.
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: inselemel on June 07, 2012, 07:41:53 AM
I thought i would put this here, it is a very short 2 minute clip. Wangari Maathai "I will be a Hummingbird", for all of us who are trying to stop rape & massacre of Planet Earth.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-btl654R_pY&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: inselemel on June 09, 2012, 03:00:50 AM
Hi i saw this photo yesterday and i was in two minds wether to post it but i think i should. It is very graphic and disgusting. It's an elephant that escaped from the circus and got shot many many times. I have never liked or gone to circuses and do not believe any animal wether it is a magnificent Tiger or Elephant or whatever should be used for human entertainment. Circuses are especially awful, forced to do unnatural tricks and confined to a small space most of the time and they usually use horrific methods to get the animals to do the tricks especially the Elephants. It is animal abuse. I am not sure where this photo was taken, maybe Mexico but there have been similar incidents worldwide. I have included some petitions to get the animals in circuses stopped, but the best way is voting with your feet and deciding not to give your money to these animal abusers.

Sorry again for the graphic image but i think it is important to know what is going on!
https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=2063

http://www.change.org/petitions/stardust-circus-stop-exploiting-animals-for-human-entertainment

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/stop-animal-circuses.html
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on June 13, 2012, 04:08:32 PM
Inselemel that just completely breaks my heart looking at the elephant. Why in the hades did they not just tranc the elephant. Not only was the animal hurt you could see the look of terror and even sadness at the betrayal...
Not good...
I signed the petition...
Yowbarb
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: inselemel on June 14, 2012, 03:08:21 AM
Thanks Barbara,  I know, totally heartbreaking that picture, i know why they didn't tranquillze her rather but she's better off dead than in a circus, but they could of tranquilized  her and then let her go to a sanctuary for Elephants, so horrible, that it needs to happen in the first place. Thanks for signing.
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: inselemel on June 25, 2012, 12:38:45 PM
Hi i got this on FB, an emergency request from

SAVING THE DOGS & CATS OF PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA
about an hour ago
BRADFORD EMERGENCY!!!! THEY NEED RESCUES NOW...THERE IS NOWHERE TO PUT THE ANIMALS THAT SURVIVED THE FLOODING....STARKE, FLORIDA...TINY ANIMAL CONTROL IN TROUBLE....PLEASE HELP!

Shelter contact: cdampier@putnamsheriff.org or (386) 329-0396 / Page Admins are Cynthia Crawford McGinty, email: cynthialmcginty@yahoo.com and Yvette Marie Sage, email: summerogeorge@gmail.com
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Post by: enlightenme on June 25, 2012, 02:01:54 PM
Oh no, those poor doggies and kitties!!  I'm going to try to call that number tomorrow...I wouldn't be able to donate much, but I bet even small donations will be welcome.  Don't know what else I could do....Hope they are OK for now....
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: inselemel on June 25, 2012, 02:21:24 PM
Thanks enlightenme, i hope they are okay as well if i was nr them i would foster a few cats and dogs. I am sure the wonder of social networking will help in this occassion to get the message out. Its always the animals that bear the brunt such a shame!
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: enlightenme on June 25, 2012, 03:03:49 PM
Thanks enlightenme, i hope they are okay as well if i was nr them i would foster a few cats and dogs. I am sure the wonder of social networking will help in this occassion to get the message out. Its always the animals that bear the brunt such a shame!

Thanks Mel, Yes, me too!
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: inselemel on July 09, 2012, 04:43:45 AM
Here's a link for a petition re the Namibian Seal Cull, where they plan to kill 85, 000 seal pups. There is a graphic video attached to the petition which i have not watched.

http://www.change.org/petitions/end-namibia-s-seal-cull-hunt#

"Cape fur seals, also known as South African fur seals, historically inhabited the islands off the coast of South Africa. But overhunting and harassment from humans have forced them from the islands and onto the mainland of Namibia and South Africa. Now, the Cape fur seals are threatened by a commercial hunt that grows larger every year.

Namibia is the only country in the Cape fur seal's range in which commercial hunting is permitted. Sealing occurs on two mainland colonies, Cape Cross and Wolf/Atlas Bay, where 75 percent of the pups are born. From July 1 through Nov. 15, commercial hunters hire approximately 160 part-time workers to kill the seals, most pups between the ages of 7 and 11 months. Hunters club the pups on the head with large, ice-pick-like clubs, and then stab them in the heart. The much larger bulls are shot.

Despite a declining population of Cape fur seals and high mortality rates among the seal population, the hunting quota increases every year.

Cape fur seals are listed on Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Species on Appendix II are not threatened with extinction, but their survival is dependent on conservation measures.

The hunt in Namibia is the second largest commercial seal hunt in the world, and it would not comply with most other nations' laws protecting marine mammals. It is inhumane and unsustainable. Its high quotas are non-precautionary and violate modern basic principles of good wildlife management"
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: enlightenme on July 09, 2012, 12:36:11 PM
How horribly sad Mel...signed that one, as well as some additional ones, that automatically come up regarding nuclear power plants,  pollution, etc.  Thanks again for watching out for all of our Mother Earth's creatures!
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: inselemel on July 09, 2012, 02:09:01 PM
Your welcome. I wish i could do more, hopefully soon i'll be on the front line.


 
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on July 18, 2012, 06:42:30 AM
Inselemel thanks for bringing it to our attention,
I signed it too... Yowbarb  the first photo below is a happy, presumably
safe little pup on a California coast
...
http://www.change.org/petitions/end-namibia-s-seal-cull-hunt#

End Namibia's Seal Cull (Hunt)

The Seal Hunt

Nangula@met.gov.na

I am shocked that the Namibian government is promoting the brutal, senseless slaughter of Cape fur seal pups and bulls. The pups are so young they are still nursing! I have seen the sickening images of this horrifying massacre on YouTube and have forwarded this information to everyone I know. These seals are dying due to starvation - a result of Namibia's reckless over-fishing. To massacre these seals, on top of causing their starvation is abominable. This population is now in jeopardy. South Africa stopped killing seals years ago. Why does Namibia remain in the Dark Ages? You have an obligation to protect the Cape fur seal species. I urge you to stop this slaughter at once. I will not travel to Namibia, nor will I purchase Namibian products until the Cape fur seal killing is banned forever.




Sincerely ,

[Your name]
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on July 18, 2012, 06:51:33 AM
"Sea Shepherd"
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: inselemel on July 19, 2012, 04:01:57 AM
Thanks for the posts, shocking and totally amoral what they are planning to do in Namibia and the market for seal products are fallen dramatically with even Russia not using them anymore (if my memory is correct).

And Germany is still holding Captain Paul Watson under house arrest - His arrest is so obvious corruption between the govts involved (Germany, Costa Rica and Japan), cos Sea Shepherd is the only organisation with the guts to stand up to these people. Oy vey! Steam coming out my ears now!  >:(
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on July 23, 2012, 06:31:28 AM
Thanks for the posts, shocking and totally amoral what they are planning to do in Namibia and the market for seal products are fallen dramatically with even Russia not using them anymore (if my memory is correct).

And Germany is still holding Captain Paul Watson under house arrest - His arrest is so obvious corruption between the govts involved (Germany, Costa Rica and Japan), cos Sea Shepherd is the only organisation with the guts to stand up to these people. Oy vey! Steam coming out my ears now!  >:(

Mel please reapply. You have my email too..would like to hear from you.
 :'(
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: enlightenme on July 23, 2012, 09:16:23 AM
Ditto Mel!!  We miss you!!
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on September 12, 2012, 03:19:02 PM
Ditto Mel!!  We miss you!!

 :'(
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on September 12, 2012, 03:24:50 PM
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Post by: enlightenme on September 12, 2012, 07:40:10 PM
Excellent Post Barb, signed and submitted!
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Post by: Yowbarb on September 12, 2012, 11:06:14 PM
Excellent Post Barb, signed and submitted!

Enlightenme, that's well done!  :)
- Yowbarb
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Post by: Yowbarb on September 14, 2012, 09:32:20 AM
One of my Facebook Friends invited me to sign this petition and share it, so I did sign it and
shared it with the 25 friends.

- Yowbarb
...

http://www.causes.com/actions/1679274?recruiter_id=67923568&utm_campaign=invite&utm_medium=wall&utm_source=fb

PETITION: Please help stop French Islander and Mexican fishermen using live dogs and kittens as shark bait
August 31 • Started by Maggie Grant
To: The French and Mexican Governments

We have to stop this PLEASE help!

French Islanders using live puppies and kittens as shark bait??

Please stop this senseless abuse to innocent puppies and kittens. French Islander and Mexican fishermen are using LIVE puppies and kittens as shark bait!! No living being should have to undergo...
SEE MORE:
http://www.causes.com/actions/1679274?recruiter_id=67923568&utm_campaign=invite&utm_medium=wall&utm_source=fb
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: enlightenme on September 14, 2012, 06:40:10 PM
Barb, I don't know if it was just me or what, but when I tried to sign that petition it appeared as if it can't be done unless you have facebook, which as you know, I don't have... ::)
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Post by: Yowbarb on September 14, 2012, 10:27:25 PM
Barb, I don't know if it was just me or what, but when I tried to sign that petition it appeared as if it can't be done unless you have facebook, which as you know, I don't have... ::)

Oh! I'll try to find the same petition on another site. There's Care2.
I just looked on the petition site, link from Care2 and the petition has been removed...Not sure why the goal was not met.
Link: 
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/2/stop-using-puppies-and-kittens-as-shark-bait/
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Post by: enlightenme on September 15, 2012, 04:35:33 PM
Hmm, it was showing closed when I checked as well...But I did get to sign this one, another real good one to save the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles.
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/131/349/505/
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Post by: Yowbarb on September 16, 2012, 12:40:08 AM
Hmm, it was showing closed when I checked as well...But I did get to sign this one, another real good one to save the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles.
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/131/349/505/

That's a good cause too. Signed it.

"thanks for signing!"
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: enlightenme on November 20, 2012, 04:27:53 AM
Please help save the horses! 
Unfortunately, the 2011 Agriculture Appropriations bill passed without a prohibition on funding inspections for horse slaughterhouses. Without that language -- which had been included in every Agriculture Appropriations budget for the past five years -- slaughter facilities are free to set up shop in the United States.

 Americans don't raise horses for food and we do not eat horse meat. But horse slaughter proponents are taking steps to open horse slaughter plants in the United States. Unless citizens object, horses may soon be commercially slaughtered in our communities for human consumption overseas.

 Please urge Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to reject any application to operate a horse slaughter facility in the United States.
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/533/792/491/
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Post by: enlightenme on November 20, 2012, 04:32:23 AM
Two petitions to help save the whales. 
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/826/972/802/

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/393/049/967/japan-dont-force-whale-meat-on-schoolchildren/

Thanks for your help!
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Post by: Yowbarb on November 25, 2012, 05:51:23 AM
Two petitions to help save the whales. 
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/826/972/802/

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/393/049/967/japan-dont-force-whale-meat-on-schoolchildren/

Thanks for your help!

Stop Importing Beluga Whales for Marine Parks

#57,477  8:47 amNovember 25  Barbara Lou Townsend  FL
...
Japan - Don't Force Whale Meat on Schoolchildren
thanks for signing
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Post by: Yowbarb on April 21, 2013, 11:36:48 AM

Humpback Whale Shows AMAZING Appreciation After Being Freed From Nets 8:21  3,929,373 Views

Video Link:  http://youtu.be/tcXU7G6zhjU

JoinWakeUpWorld
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Post by: Yowbarb on April 21, 2013, 09:53:36 PM
My Cat's Reaction To The 5.9 Earthquake   0:40      627,335 Views

Video Link:   http://youtu.be/IvR1zDLlj5s

Uploaded on Aug 28, 2011 
The only thing I could think of when we were having the earthquake was to grab my camcorder and catch my cats reaction to it. As you can tell she was very shaken up!



Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: enlightenme on April 23, 2013, 01:23:20 PM
It's been awhile since we had listed any petitions for signatures (only if you choose to do so of course).

https://www.change.org/petitions/farmers-insurance-leave-breed-discrimination-out-of-your-policies-2

https://www.change.org/petitions/ikea-taco-bell-and-burger-king-keep-horses-out-of-our-food#share

https://www.change.org/petitions/merck-help-end-chimpanzee-research#share

https://www.change.org/petitions/save-the-wolverine#share

Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on April 25, 2013, 06:50:10 PM
It's been awhile since we had listed any petitions for signatures (only if you choose to do so of course).

https://www.change.org/petitions/farmers-insurance-leave-breed-discrimination-out-of-your-policies-2

https://www.change.org/petitions/ikea-taco-bell-and-burger-king-keep-horses-out-of-our-food#share

https://www.change.org/petitions/merck-help-end-chimpanzee-research#share

https://www.change.org/petitions/save-the-wolverine#share

Awesome, Enlightenme!
Makes me miss U-no who... :'(
Going to read and sign these tonight...
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Post by: Yowbarb on April 25, 2013, 06:51:01 PM
inselemel ! Where are U!  ???
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Post by: enlightenme on April 26, 2013, 04:04:37 AM
inselemel ! Where are U!  ???

Barb, I know...miss her too!  Inselemel, where are you?? 
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Post by: Yowbarb on May 02, 2013, 11:53:42 AM
Video:   Lab Research Dogs see Sun and Grass for the First Time 5:38 78,773 Views

Link:  http://youtu.be/pet3xNHD3zw

Exoticmixxxx
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Post by: Yowbarb on June 25, 2013, 11:35:27 PM
Artists Against Monsanto
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on July 11, 2013, 05:39:18 AM
Yowbarb Note: I signed this petition.
.........................................................

https://secure.humanesociety.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=5699&s_src=ad_fb070913

"Many food giants such as McDonalds, Burger King and Costco have announced they will eliminate gestation crates—small cages used to confine breeding pigs—from their pork supply chains, but we still have a lot of work to do.

We need your help—sign on with us and millions of animal lovers worldwide today and say "NO" to gestation crates for pigs."

Thank you for taking action to protect pigs. Help spread the word about these efforts to encourage more companies to eliminate the archaic practice of gestation crates:
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on July 25, 2013, 06:45:25 AM
I got this yesterday from the Humane Society of the United States. I can't believe this is happening.
"The King amendment" threatens to repeal many animal protection laws -- from the final Farm Bill.
- Yowbarb
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http://action.humanesociety.org/site/MessageViewer?em_id=69504.0&dlv_id=71186

© 2013 The Humane Society of the United States | All rights reserved | 2100 L Street, NW | Washington, DC 20037 humanesociety@hsus.org | 202-452-1100 | humanesociety.org
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on August 22, 2013, 07:30:53 AM
This is so awful you might not want to read it...just find a link for a petition and sign against GMOs...
- Yowbarb     

Millions Against Monsanto by OrganicConsumers.org   https://www.facebook.com/millionsagainst
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http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_28062.cfm

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Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on September 05, 2013, 01:15:03 PM
I received this in my home email. The Humane Society really need help now in keeping existing anti animal cruelty laws in place. Please read and devote 10-30 minutes of your time.
Sincerely,
Barbara Lou Townsend
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Wayne Pacelle, Humane Society of the United States [humanesociety@hsus.org]

September 5, 2013   

Dear Barbara Lou,
What if I told you that years of hard work to protect animals could be wiped out by one man? It's unbelievable, but it's true.
U.S. Representative Steve King (R-Iowa) -- one of the most extreme, anti-animal legislators ever to serve in Congress -- is doubling down on his pro-cruelty reputation by adding a provision to the House version of the Farm Bill that is intended to wipe out many animal protection laws.
This is one of the most serious threats to animal protection laws I can remember, and I need your help. Congress is back in session on Monday and your legislators need to hear from you -- even if you've called before on this issue.
Please make a brief, polite phone call to Rep. Gus Bilirakis (202) 225-5755 or Rep. C.W. Young (202) 225-5961, and then Sen. Bill Nelson (202) 224-5274 and Sen. Marco Rubio (202) 224-3041, asking for help to stop King's radical attack. You can say: "As a constituent, I urge you to oppose the dangerous and overreaching King amendment, and to remove it from the Farm Bill."
Three calls may seem like a lot, but they are incredibly important. Rep. King is so anti-animal that he worked harder than any other legislator to block federal initiatives to crack down on cruel, illegal dogfighting. Fortunately, he did not succeed in that attack. Just two weeks ago, The HSUS and other animal welfare groups assisted federal agencies with the rescue of 367 dogs from a multi-state dogfighting ring where a dozen suspects have been charged with federal felonies for dogfighting crimes -- this never would've happened if Steve King had his way.
I know you won't stand by while Steve King makes this latest attack on animal protection. Please call your members of Congress and then, if you have one minute more, send a follow-up message. Thank you for speaking out against this radical assault on animal welfare.
 
Wayne Pacelle
President & CEO
The Humane Society of the United States
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on September 16, 2013, 05:25:46 PM
There's something which I totally did (not) know which astounded me - and not in a good way.
35,000 elephants are still being slaughtered annually, by poachers, for their tusks.
I heard this fact in a video presentation within Prince William's documentary made for TV which was mainly about saving wildlife.
An African born man videotaped his struggles to protect elephants and rhinos. he said 35,000 elephants are killed in Africa, just for their tusks... I thought someone had got this under control. This year Prince William is ending his long military service. He began the Annual Tusk Awards, presenting recognition and a prize to the best protector of wildlife.
- Yowbarb
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/activityandadventure/10305355/Tusk-Conservation-Awards-Princely-custodians-of-the-bush.html
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on November 13, 2013, 02:22:05 AM
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/274/948/142/
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on January 27, 2014, 08:19:41 PM
https://secure.humanesociety.org/site/Advocacy;jsessionid=60CD7E7F4C88C6C21CBBF9E16F1CCDF1.app304b?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=6357&autologin=true&s_src=em_ha012714

Help Sick Calves Sent to Slaughter

An HSUS undercover investigation at Catelli Bros. -- a calf slaughter plant in Shrewsbury, New Jersey -- found downed calves enduring horrible mistreatment and others inhumanely slaughtered. Downed calves -- those too injured, sick, or weak to rise to their feet -- were shocked, kicked, lifted by their tails and ears, and dragged by chains. Our documentation points to serious violations of the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act. The USDA needs to strengthen regulations to specify that downed calves must be immediately euthanized rather than suffer abuses to force them to rise and walk to their slaughter.

When we presented our complaint and video to the USDA, the agency acted swiftly to suspend operations at the plant.

TAKE ACTION
 Please send a message to Alfred V. Almanza, Administrator of USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Services, thanking him for the agency’s swift action and asking the USDA to set standards for downed calves.
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: enlightenme on March 19, 2014, 04:35:04 PM
This one came to me via email.  I'm signing this one!

 https://www.change.org/petitions/burlington-coat-factory-go-fur-free-to-help-animals?utm_source=action_alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=51999&alert_id=jyJhrgFwCJ_cylxGjREcg


Change.org 

Mary - There's a new petition taking off on Change.org, and we think you might be interested in signing it: 


 Burlington Coat Factory: Go fur-free to help animals 
 
 By Julie OConnor   
 Tenafly, New Jersey   

Sign Julie's Petition

Every year millions of animals are killed for the fur industry. One of the companies to profit from this misery is Burlington Coat Factory, a company based right here in New Jersey where I live!

Depending on the animal, the method of slaughter may include being stomped on, trapped, shot, electrocuted, or hung upside down and sliced open. All fur (coats, collars, cuffs, trim on hoods) comes from the same cruelly abused animals.

Burlington Coat Factory was caught years ago selling fur from dogs! They stopped that thankfully. But they still sell fur from other animals. What's the difference between wearing a dog, fox, rabbit, or any other animal? And Burlington Coat Factory even sells fur from China where there are no real laws about how animals are raised, transported, or killed.

So many companies like JCPenney, Express, Zappos, The Gap, H&M, Wet Seal, Forever 21, The North Face, Nike, and many more are fur-free. Why can't Burlington Coat Factory go fur-free?

Please sign my petition if you care about animals and want Burlington Coat Factory to stop selling fur.
 

Sign Julie's Petition  (At link above)
 
 
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: enlightenme on March 19, 2014, 04:37:26 PM
Here's one more, if you're interested.  I was!!

Ask the President to Stop the Slaughter of Fin Whales

Ask the President to Stop the Slaughter of Fin Whales 
The Department of Interior is taking the necessary first step by certifying Iceland under the Pelly Amendment for its continued commercial killing of this endangered species. However, it is critical that the U.S. government receives your support during this time urging the President to report to congress by April 7th on the actions that will be taken against Iceland, while continuing to enforce the diplomatic measures issued under the 2011 Pelly certification by Commerce. Read

https://www.change.org/suggested?petition_id=928661
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on March 20, 2014, 07:06:47 AM
Here's one more, if you're interested.  I was!!

Ask the President to Stop the Slaughter of Fin Whales

Ask the President to Stop the Slaughter of Fin Whales 
The Department of Interior is taking the necessary first step by certifying Iceland under the Pelly Amendment for its continued commercial killing of this endangered species. However, it is critical that the U.S. government receives your support during this time urging the President to report to congress by April 7th on the actions that will be taken against Iceland, while continuing to enforce the diplomatic measures issued under the 2011 Pelly certification by Commerce. Read

https://www.change.org/suggested?petition_id=928661

Enlightenme, thanks so much for this post. I couldn't find that exact title yet on the petition site (Ask the President to Stop the Slaughter of Fin Whales)
but I am signing 1-2 other petitions to stop whaling.
Here's some similar titles of petitions: Posting them and as I go I see many have closed, some successes apparently...Not sure what confirmed victory means...sounds good...

http://www.change.org/petitions/end-icelandic-whaling-forever
End Icelandic Whaling Forever

"Confirmed Victory 
This petition made change with 11,124 supporters!"
11,124 signatures
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Tell Fish Wholesalers to End Support of Iceland's Whaling Industry
https://www.change.org/.../tell-fish-wholesalers-to-end-support-of-icelands- whaling-industry  Yowbarb Note: Oh! that one closed now Petition Closed with 3,725 supporters 
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Petition to IWC: Do not let Greenland hunt humpback whales, cancel the quota!
https://www.change.org/.../petition-to-iwc-do-not-let-greenland-hunt- humpback-whales-cancel-the-quota

I just signed and shared on Facebook: http://www.change.org/petitions/seaworld-end-captive-orca-breeding-program
SeaWorld: End Captive Orca Breeding Program

Ask Sea World to release their Orcas and dolphins to ocean sanctuaries
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: enlightenme on March 20, 2014, 08:39:56 AM
Hmm, not sure quite what happened with the link that it then didn't bring up the one I mentioned.  Oh well, maybe the time expired on it or something.  But there are lots of good ones to chose from for sure!  ;D
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on November 02, 2014, 10:20:48 PM
http://www.peta.org/action/action-alerts/page/2/
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on April 22, 2015, 11:09:57 PM
http://www.globalanimal.org/2013/01/10/hunted-red-wolves-mistaken-for-coyotes/

Dori Edwards, Global Animal

NORTH CAROLINA — According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife services, the Red Wolf is one of the most endangered species in the world. In a recent statement by the Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund, “fewer than 100 red wolves remain in the wild.”

First recognized as endangered in 1967, the species’ rapid decrease was caused by predator control programs and the human degradation of their natural habitat.

Red wolves are characterized by red and brown hued fur and are often confused with their relative the coyote. The canine is currently only found in the wild in North Carolina.

Unfortunately, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission recently approved night hunting of coyotes within the area that is the only environment red wolves inhabit.

As a result of the recent ruling, red wolves are at risk of being killed due to their similarities in appearance to the targeted coyote. Since the ordinance, two red wolves have already been shot by mistaken hunters.

The cruel ruling also obviously endangers the undeserving coyote. The government legalization of night hunting provides hunters not only with an unfair advantage but includes the right to an unlimited body count. Change.org states that “human encroachment is the coyotes biggest threat.”

The DWAF is sponsoring a petition against this mindless murder. Help these innocent canines from being unjustifiably executed and sign the petition to tell the NCWRC to not “let anymore wolves die! Stop all coyote hunting—daytime or nighttime—within the red wolf recovery area!”

http://www.globalanimal.org/2013/01/10/hunted-red-wolves-mistaken-for-coyotes/
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on June 17, 2015, 09:35:07 AM
I got this in my email and I just signed the petition...I am posting the live links in this post so follow them and sign the petition,
Thanks,
Yowbarb   
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/847/140/972/tell-delta-airlines-to-stop-shipping-endangered-animal-hunting-trophies/?z00m=24567115&redirectID=1711054132
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Urge Delta Airlines to Stop Transporting Endangered Animal Hunting Trophies

South African Airways and Emirates SkyCargo recently announced that they would ban the transport of big game hunting trophies. Animal activists like Sue L. are now working to get Delta Airlines to follow suit.
Will you sign Sue's petition urging Delta Airlines to ban the transport of hunting trophies?
SIGN IT:
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/847/140/972/tell-delta-airlines-to-stop-shipping-endangered-animal-hunting-trophies/?z00m=24567115&redirectID=1711054132

Despite pressure from animal groups and activists, Delta continues to state that it will accept hunting trophies as long as customers produce the required documentation. They need to hear from you that this is not good enough! Delta needs to take it a step further and prohibit the transport of trophies on their flights.
Delta has previously shown that it can be progressive when it comes to animal welfare. The airline has banned the transport of primates used in research. Why should banning endangered species trophies be any different? A hunting trophy ban by the airline would deal a serious blow to an industry that profits from killing endangered African wildlife.
Sign Sue's petition urging Delta to embrace their progressive side and join other major airlines by banning the transport of hunting trophies.
Thank you for your compassion,
 
     Sharanya P.
The Care2 Petitions Team

Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on October 28, 2015, 10:36:44 PM
Yowbarb Note: Just signed...hope not too late.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/826/776/051/

Stop Trophy Hunting Exception to Protection of African Lion by U.S. Department of the Interior--Urgent Deadline October 28, 2015
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on October 28, 2015, 10:45:54 PM
Signed already and sharing with you:
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http://www.thepetitionsite.com/797/925/261/keep-the-humpback-whale-protected-under-endangered-species-act/

Keep the Humpback Whale Protected Under Endangered Species Act
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http://www.thepetitionsite.com/700/528/019/zimbabwe-ban-elephant-and-other-big-game-hunting-now/

Senseless Killing of Zimbabwe's "Oldest Elephant" Calls for Ban on Big-Game Hunting - NOW

overview petition 

A German national has been accused of killing one of the largest elephants ever seen in Zimbabwe. But the hunt organizer is defending the hunter and refusing to disclose his name.

The elephant had reportedly never been seen before in the area where he was shot - near the border of Zimbabwe’s Gonarezhou National Park. Chairman of the Zimbabwe conservation task force Johnny Rodrigues told the Guardian that “Such old, large elephants” are “very, very rare” and “almost never sighted.”

The Telegraph, which provides a photo of the hunter with his victim, says the hunter paid a lot to obtain the correct license for a 21-day hunt that allowed killing elephants and other big game. Nevertheless, Rodriquez told the Guardian, the hunter “should have used his common sense” and reported the elephant to authorities so it could be collared and protected.

While the man who arranged the hunt called it good for the country and local economy, others say this rare elephant would have been worth far more alive than dead.

But this should not be about money. Not only is the senseless killing of any elephant seen as a repulsive crime by many, conservationists are warning that if it continues, elephants could be extinct by the end of the decade.

Botswana and Kenya have banned big-game hunting altogether. Sign this petition to ask Zimbabwe to do the same and put an end to the senseless killing of these majestic creatures.
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: enlightenme on January 02, 2016, 12:39:04 PM
A petition of interest to sign if you are so inclined.  :D

Petitioning President Barack Obama and 3 others
Don't ban my dog from military housing just because of her breed.

https://www.change.org/p/department-of-defense-don-t-ban-my-dog-from-military-housing-just-because-of-her-breed?source_location=search_index&algorithm=promoted&grid_position=3
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: enlightenme on January 02, 2016, 12:53:40 PM
And a really important one, IMO.

Petitioning Facebook
Ban violence against animals!
bettina bergener Germany

https://www.change.org/p/facebook-ban-violence-against-animals-6
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on January 09, 2016, 02:48:47 PM
Enlightenme, a belated thanks for the previous post here...
...
Nature | Meet Otter 501 | Saving Otter 501 | PBS  2:45  75,713 views

https://youtu.be/JytyV6YJ_uY

Published on Oct 14, 2013
Saving Otter 501 airs Wednesday, October 16 at 8/7c (check local listings). A baby sea otter abandoned on the beach was brought in to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. This is the aquarium's 501st attempt to save an orphan otter. Against all odds, will she be able to return to her home in the wild?
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on January 09, 2016, 02:51:03 PM
And a really important one, IMO.

Petitioning Facebook
Ban violence against animals!
bettina bergener Germany

https://www.change.org/p/facebook-ban-violence-against-animals-6

I signed this...
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: enlightenme on January 09, 2016, 03:11:40 PM
Thanks Barb!  :D
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on April 14, 2016, 03:12:54 PM
This is new. Got this in one of my emails. Haven't figured out how to use it yet...

http://wwf.worldwildlife.org/site/MessageViewer?em_id=69725.0&dlv_id=106932

Apple and WWF have teamed up to help protect life on our planet through an initiative called Apps for Earth. From now until April 24, WWF will receive 100% of the proceeds from 27 participating apps in the App Store via both the purchases of any paid apps and the In-App Purchases created exclusively for the campaign.   

(Yowbarb Note: If you click this you can visit the App store.) Apparently connected with itunes
http://wwf.worldwildlife.org/site/MessageViewer?em_id=69725.0&dlv_id=106932
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on January 15, 2017, 02:13:50 AM
Yowbarb Note: Clik here to sign the petition.

https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/horse_blood_loc/?aafZolb

It’s straight out of a horror movie: hundreds of pregnant horses hooked up to blood-draining machines, some so weak they collapse and die. But we can stop this right now.

The industrial horse torture is driven by European pharmaceutical companies who use the blood to speed up factory farming! The EU has said it’s considering action, but so far nothing has happened.

No more horses need to die! Ministers are meeting next week -- let’s light a fire under the EU with a massive petition demanding they ban the abusive pregnant horse blood trade. Add your name to the petition below *with one click* and tell everyone: 

Click to sign the petition:  https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/horse_blood_loc/?bafZolb&signup=1&cl=11592158494&v=86482

To the EU Parliament, Commission, and Council:
We call on you to ban the import to Europe of any goods produced using techniques which are cruel and cause suffering to animals. As a world leader in animal welfare, Europe should apply its own standards to products it imports.

Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on February 09, 2018, 07:59:56 PM
https://support.peta.org/page/4535/action/1?utm_source=PETA::E-Mail&utm_medium=E-News&utm_campaign=0218::viv::PETA::E-Mail::They%20Are%20Being%20Cut%20Up%20Starved%20and%20Tormented::::peta%20e-news&ea.url.id=41775

PETA won't stand for it and neither should you—it's your tax dollars that fund the torment of animals in laboratories.
Please let the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Agriculture know that protections for animals in laboratories shouldn't be gutted and should, instead, be strengthened—and tell them that laboratories must be accountable and transparent to the public
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: ilinda on June 06, 2018, 06:12:56 PM
Wasn't sure where to post this, but as we grow and learn, we hopefully are aware of how very aware and sentient all beings are, including non-humans:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/crayfish-amputated-own-claw-avoid-155750665.html
A Crayfish Amputated Its Own Claw to Avoid Being Boiled Alive in a Hotpot
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: R.R. Book on June 07, 2018, 09:48:28 AM
Amazing story Ilinda.  Barb, I'm just now seeing your previous post, and must have missed it.  It was truly heartbreaking.  That primate research center, I discovered a while back by accident, was located near here deep in the heart of Amish country.  I only learned about it by spending a few hours reading in the archive section of the town library.  All of the research hospitals in Philly jointly operated that facility, and I don't know why it was shut down, but am so glad that it was.  Have driven along the road several times where it was once located, and only find Amish farms there now, thankfully.

That monkey that they were apparently torturing looked almost like a small child to me.
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: ilinda on June 07, 2018, 08:13:30 PM
Amazing story Ilinda.  Barb, I'm just now seeing your previous post, and must have missed it.  It was truly heartbreaking.  That primate research center, I discovered a while back by accident, was located near here deep in the heart of Amish country.  I only learned about it by spending a few hours reading in the archive section of the town library.  All of the research hospitals in Philly jointly operated that facility, and I don't know why it was shut down, but am so glad that it was.  Have driven along the road several times where it was once located, and only find Amish farms there now, thankfully.

That monkey that they were apparently torturing looked almost like a small child to me.
Must have missed Barb's post and just now followed the link.  It was so awful seeing those tormented animals that I couldn't watch the entire thing.  I have to wonder how or why would anyone say that the experiments the Nazis did in Germany in the 30's and 40's were any worse? 

 OMG, I surely hope there is such a thing as karma.

Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: R.R. Book on June 08, 2018, 08:15:14 AM
Definitely such thing as Poetic Justice, as the land which that facility was built on has now reverted to gentler use. 

Many prayers for the exorcism of the harm done in the past on those grounds, and for freedom of captive animals from being abused and tortured, for any reason.

May there be no such treatment of animals in the Aftertime.
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: ilinda on June 08, 2018, 11:21:49 AM
Definitely such thing as Poetic Justice, as the land which that facility was built on has now reverted to gentler use. 

Many prayers for the exorcism of the harm done in the past on those grounds, and for freedom of captive animals from being abused and tortured, for any reason.

May there be no such treatment of animals in the Aftertime.
Amen.  May there no so cruelty or mistreatment of animals in the Aftertime.  As Marshall reminds us, from that channeling, "this chapter is theirs, but all chapters must eventually end."  The next chapter can be ours, but only if we take the initiative to regain sovereignty over ourselves, when the opportunities arise.
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: R.R. Book on June 08, 2018, 11:39:09 AM
Absolutely!
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on June 09, 2018, 04:03:01 PM
Wasn't sure where to post this, but as we grow and learn, we hopefully are aware of how very aware and sentient all beings are, including non-humans:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/crayfish-amputated-own-claw-avoid-155750665.html
A Crayfish Amputated Its Own Claw to Avoid Being Boiled Alive in a Hotpot
They are supposed to use the technique of bringing the water to a n extremely slow boil from ice cold water, inincrements and then it perishes without having the sensation of being boiled alive... I have not done that type of cooking but crawdads are a staple food and in future perhaps a found survival food...I hope people bring water to boil very slowly...
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on June 09, 2018, 04:03:59 PM
Definitely such thing as Poetic Justice, as the land which that facility was built on has now reverted to gentler use. 

Many prayers for the exorcism of the harm done in the past on those grounds, and for freedom of captive animals from being abused and tortured, for any reason.

May there be no such treatment of animals in the Aftertime.

All we can do is postulate good things and pray...
in the old kosher rules of the Jews, animals are not to be mistreated...
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: Yowbarb on June 09, 2018, 04:04:57 PM

Definitely such thing as Poetic Justice, as the land which that facility was built on has now reverted to gentler use. 

Many prayers for the exorcism of the harm done in the past on those grounds, and for freedom of captive animals from being abused and tortured, for any reason.

May there be no such treatment of animals in the Aftertime.

All we can do is postulate good things and pray...
in the old kosher rules of the Jews, animals are not to be mistreated...
They had techniques of killing and also I am sure people of many faiths agree, cruelty is not necessary...
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: ilinda on June 10, 2018, 03:02:27 PM

Definitely such thing as Poetic Justice, as the land which that facility was built on has now reverted to gentler use. 

Many prayers for the exorcism of the harm done in the past on those grounds, and for freedom of captive animals from being abused and tortured, for any reason.

May there be no such treatment of animals in the Aftertime.

All we can do is postulate good things and pray...
in the old kosher rules of the Jews, animals are not to be mistreated...
They had techniques of killing and also I am sure people of many faiths agree, cruelty is not necessary...
Because crayfsh are not amphibians, they wouldn't experience the same thing as "the frog in the pan", would they?  At any rate, if I were going to eat a lobster or crayfish, I would never boil it alive, fast or slow.  If I felt compelled to kill one, I'd decapitate it--FAST.  Still, that does not seem very appealing.  I've never known a restaurant to bring a lobster to a boil very slowly.  The ones I've seen just plunk a living, thinking animal down into the rolling boil.  Yikes.

The Masai have a way of puncturing a cow to get a bit of arterial blood, then the wound heals, and the animal lives, and the tribesman gets some food for blood pudding or whatever use they have for the blood.  That kind of "meat" is more appealing to some of us.  In fact, I remember a co-worker years ago who talked about how they ate blood pudding when she was young, in southern Arkansas.  The blood for their blood pudding came from slaughtered animals, but if the Masai are still practicing their bloodletting, that is a sustainable source of animal protein.
Title: Re: Protecting animals now - doing what we can...petitions, etc.
Post by: ilinda on June 11, 2018, 10:53:56 AM
Here is an even better way of protecting animals when you are really hungry and have access to lobster or crayfish, etc., but don't want to kill them. 

Since some crustaceans (all?) have the ability to regenerate limbs, it might be possible to take a pincer here and there and make a meal, while at the same time leaving the animals to continue doing their crustacean things, including regenerate that limb that was removed.  This assumes there is a plentiful supply of lobster, crayfish, etc.