Pass the Primate Safety Act Bill [H.R. 2920]

Taken from the Jane Goodall Institute

To House of Representatives and U.S. Senator’s

If you care about chimpanzees and other endangered wildlife species. We urge you to end the trade of captive primates by sponsoring the Captive Primate Safety Act.

This bill has already been introduced into the House of Representatives [H.R. 2920].

Inadequate laws in the U.S. relating to the private ownership of primates pose a serious threat to public safety and animal welfare.  The exotic pet trade has resulted in hundreds of human and primate injuries and hampered global primate conservation efforts.  This bill will expand the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to prohibit the importation, exportation, sale and purchase of all nonhuman primates like chimpanzees in interstate or foreign commerce.

I thank you in advance for reviewing the private trade of nonhuman primates with the intention to protect chimpanzees and other primates from harm and exploitation.

 

Outlaw Cat and Dog Meat in The USA – We Are An Embarrassment

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Ask Congress to Outlaw Dog and Cat Meat in the U.S.

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Did you know that dog and cat meat is completely legal in 44 states of the U.S.? That’s right — as shocked and outraged as so many of us are about the brutality to companion animals in other parts of the world, the truth is that the slaughter is happening right here in our homeland, too.

A mere 6 states have outlawed dog and cat meat; that leaves nearly 90% of the country with no law protecting these animals from being killed, butchered and eaten.

But now, there is an opportunity to finally end this atrocity. Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) has introduced H.R. 1406, the Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act of 2017, which will prohibit the transport, sale, and possession of dogs or cats to be slaughtered for human consumption.

This bill allows the United States to stand in unity with other countries that have made the dog and cat meat trade illegal, while also giving the United States greater standing to urge other countries to end this brutal and inhumane practice once and for all,” said Hastings.

This legislation was cosponsored by Reps. Vern Buchanan (R-FL), Dave Trott (R-MI), and Brenden F. Boyle (D-PA). And with the support of both parties, there is no excuse for Congress not to pass this lifesaving bill.

Please sign the petition urging Congress to enact the Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act of 2017 at once. It’s time for America to finally protect its companion animals from slaughter.

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Help Greenpeace Work to Protect the Great Northern Forest

After years of successful campaigns to protect the Great Northern Forest, one logging company, Resolute Forest Products, is trying to silence Greenpeace and our ally Stand.earth by suing us for hundreds of millions of dollars.

If they win, Greenpeace USA could be done for good.

That’s why I’m asking you to sign our petition immediately.

 

SUPPORT GREENPEACE USA

Help us shine light on Resolute’s unjust attacks. Sign our message to the publishing industry, representing some of Resolute’s biggest paper customers, asking them to stand up for free speech!

Many major publishing companies — like Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, and Hachette — source paper from Resolute. So we’re asking the publishing industry to stand with us. We want publishers to do two things:

  • Ask Resolute to produce book paper without harming intact forests and threatened wildlife habitat
  • Encourage the company to stop attacking free speech

Take action and ask the publishing industry to support Greenpeace and stand up for free speech.

 

STAND UP FOR FREE SPEECH

Acre by acre, Resolute is destroying some of Canada’s most vibrant, ancient forests. But rather than working with Greenpeace on finding solutions, Resolute is trying to hide its actions by suing us as a form of intimidation — trying to force us into silence.

With your help, I know we can win for the forests and free speech.

Together,
Amy Moas, Ph.D.
Greenpeace Senior Forest Campaigner

P.S. These lawsuits could be a huge blow to our work to protect forests. And it would also set a precedent for other corporations that bullying activists is an effective tactic. Help us fight back! Ask the publishing industry to join us in the fight.

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Stop Taxpayer Money Used for Animal Abuse

Taxpayers Should Not Have to Pay for Animal Abuse

President Trump wants to shrink the government. The White House is even seeking the public’s opinion on which government agencies and programs to reform or eliminate. If the administration is serious about cutting waste, there are several US Department of Agriculture programs that are not only wasteful but also encourage animal abuse and neglect. Taxpayers should not stand for this!

Please sign your name to this petition urging President Trump to stop

  1. Rewarding practices that promote disease: During 2014 and 2015, nearly 50 million birds were killed as a result of bird flu. A majority of these birds were packed into inhumane, unsanitary housing known to contribute to the mutation of the disease. The USDA spent $690 million to reimburse producers and dispose of birds despite the fact that reckless practices and poor biosecurity may have led to the introduction or spread of the disease.
  2. Funding animal neglect: The USDA compensates producers for animal deaths caused by adverse weather. For instance, the department issued payments of over $134 million (covering the deaths of 2.5 million animals) in 2013-2015. Farm animals in the United States are routinely left with inadequate protection from severe weather, and compensation is provided even if producers do not attempt to protect their animals from the elements. 
  3. Experimenting on animals without proper oversight: In 2015, the New York Times published an investigation that exposed cruelty and neglect at a USDA-funded research facility. The facility conducts experiments intended to increase productivity. According to the Times, animals died of preventable causes, including 6,500 who starved to death.
  4. Killing wildlife—and pets—indiscriminately: The USDA allocates millions of dollars each year to indiscriminately kill animals, employing cruel, ineffective, costly, and outdated methods, including steel-jaw leghold traps, poisons, gas, and aerial gunning, all while ignoring effective, humane, and cost-efficient alternatives.

It is possible to reform these programs to make them less costly, more equitable, sustainable, and humane, while increasing the efficiency of the federal government in the process. By signing this petition you are telling President Trump you do not stand for tax-funded animal abuse and that you want to see higher-welfare alternatives come to fruition.

Ban Horse Drawn Carriages in Nashville Tennessee, USA

Ban Horse Drawn Carriages in Nashville

Horse drawn carriages used to be one of the few forms of transportation. Now, they’re a nostalgic commodity, a novelty often placed in high-traffic tourist spots—such as the ones we all see in our own downtown Nashville. You’ve seen them, the horses with hanging heads and foaming mouths; maybe you’ve even wondered when the last time was they drank water during a sweltering summer day. That may have been your concern, but it wasn’t the concern of those filling their pockets from exploiting these sensitive animals.

The horses pulling these money-making carriages are exposed to a variety of harmful conditions. Think about all the traffic we see downtown, all the exhaust spewing from these cars and into the horse’s air. Many carriage horses develop respiratory ailments from persistent exposure to manmade pollutants, such as the car exhaust. These horses are made to walk for hours and hours on hard pavement; this often leads to leg and hooves problems. And that horse who you thought might be thirsty? He/she may have died from heatstroke or dehydration—there are many documented cases of horses falling dead from weather conditions or a lack of attending to their most basic needs.

It isn’t just the horses who suffer either. The safety of both Nashville residents and tourists is at risk every time a horse is used in this exploitative manner. Several people have seen the carriages blatantly run through red lights, often narrowly avoiding an accident. An accident involving a horse-drawn carriage and any type of vehicle—be it your own car, a sightseeing bus, or any other form of public transit—would be both devastating in terms of loss and damage, but would also be a gruesome tragedy drawing all the wrong attention to our city known for music and honkey tonks. Don’t let it be recognized for animal abuse.

Let’s face it, Nashville. This is cruelty, not entertainment. Our city has multiple transportation methods that are fun for everyone—and still feed our city’s commerce and growth. Tell our city officials you want this abuse to end now.

This petition will be delivered to:

  • Nashville Mayor
    Mayor Megan Barry
  • Nashville Vice Mayor
    Vice Mayor David Briley
  • Nashville Council At Large
    John Cooper

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Reasons for Signing

 2 weeks ago, after the marathon, I walked to Broadway and saw one of our horse drawn carriages. The temp was pushing 90, and on the street much hotter than that. While I see the appeal, who doesn’t love animals, this is inhumane. While I understand the work animal history, working on a farm is a far cry from the extreme heat from the concrete, cars and asphalt these animals experience in a daily basis. Not to mention the stress from the noise. If for no other reason than the health concerns their droppings create, please ban this horrible practice! Present Nashville as the clean, humane and animal loving town that we are!
Gail Lanier, Nashville, TN
3 wks ago


The horses and mules walk on the hot pavement for hours. They look tired, old and thirsty. It is a sorry life for them.

Connie Anderson, Murfreesboro, TN
3 wks ago


Very antiquated practice for the “NEW” Nashville…unsafe for them with all the other methods of transport allowed downtown now as well!

Sarah Carpenter, Nashville, TN
3 wks ago


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Stop Buying Tyson Chicken until Tyson Stops Starving Birds

Tyson: Stop Starving Birds

Tyson Foods keeps its breeder birds perpetually starving and desperate for food. When I started my investigation, I was prepared to see animals forced to live in miserable conditions, but I wasn’t prepared for just how extreme that misery actually is. This is the first time anyone has worked undercover inside a “broiler” chicken breeding factory farm.

The egregious abuses were the most horrifying to witness: Tyson employees kicked, swung, and threw live birds by their wings, violently shoved them into cages, inhumanely and improperly killed them, and even punched or suffocated some animals to death. Workers also ran over birds with forklifts, crushed them with transport cages, and left them to slowly die.

I was also shocked to discover a cruel and painful practice that few people even know about — it’s  never before been documented on hidden camera: workers grabbed young male breeder birds by their heads and stabbed dull plastic rods or “bones” through their sensitive nostrils, commonly referred to as “boning.” The wide plastic rods block the birds from fitting their heads inside certain food containers in order to limit what and how much they eat.

The good news is that after watching our investigative footage, Tyson announced that it’s immediately ending this cruel and barbaric practice.  

But there’s still a crucial underlying issue that Tyson needs to address about this practice: why was it being done in the first place?

Tyson’s chickens have been genetically manipulated to grow so unnaturally obese so quickly that they often collapse under their own weight and some suffer from heart attacks. With such extreme growth, these birds have developed extreme appetites. However, unlike an average “meat” chicken, who will be slaughtered at less than two months old—before these ailments fully manifest—breeder birds must survive much longer.  

Thus, to prevent these breeder birds from growing too big, too quickly, Tyson deliberately starves them — leaving the birds in a constant state of hunger.

So while Tyson is taking a step in the right direction by ending the cruel practice of “boning,” these birds will continue to starve and suffer until the company stops breeding and raising birds who have been genetically manipulated for fast growth.

The best way we can help birds is to leave them off our plates, but we can also take a stand against cruelty by telling Tyson to stop starving birds! 

– Rusty, a Compassion Over Killing undercover investigator

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  • Tyson Foods
  • President and CEO, Tyson Foods
    Tom Hayes
  • Chief Operations Officer, Tyson Foods
    Noel White


  • Animals
  • Animal abuse
  • Animal welfare
  • Tyson foods
  • Compassion over killing
  • Chickens
  • Animal Cruelty

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Stop The War on Bears in Virginia

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It has taken decades of hard work by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, the Wildlife Center of Virginia and private conservation organizations to enable the recovery of Virginia’s black bear populations. But homeowners unaccustomed to living alongside a healthy bear population are now reporting bears as nuisances.

An overly aggressive and arbitrary hunt target.

The Virginia Department of Game of Inland Fisheries is proposing to reduce the black bear population by as much as 25% in some areas. They claim that a “cultural caring capacity”, meaning what the public will tolerate, has been reached. This is an irresponsible and unscientific manner of determining wildlife population control that would kill thousands of bears.

Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that this will have any impact on the complaints being generated by those claiming bear damage, especially if those people are unwilling to reduce or modify their activities that have been attracting bears in the first place. So, one out of every four bears could be killed, but the remaining bears could still be concentrated on properties where there are unprotected food sources or other attractants,” according to the Wildlife Center of Virginia’s website.

Change homeowner expectations, not bear populations.

As black bear populations return to sustainable levels, we need to reset the public view to accept that black bears are part of normal life in Virginia, and inform them on responsible behavior to reduce conflicts.

“If we can teach people, educate communities, educate homeowners associations, how to co-exist with bears, we feel that we can dramatically help reduce damage without having to reduce the bear population,” says Ed Clark of the Wildlife Center of Virginia.

No county or region should be granted population reduction targets unless and until there has been a significant effort to reduce bear damage through non-lethal means, including public education, prohibition on game feeding (it’s already illegal to feed bears, but many put out food “for the deer”, knowing that it will attract bears.)
Public comment on the proposal will be open until May 10. The board of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries will vote on the issue on May 24.

Sign the petition go to change.org Thank you for signing a petition that is trying to save the innocent lives of bears. 

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City of Bristol Cat & Dog Rabies Clinic Saturday June 3, 2017 2PM to 4PM

information provided by City of Bristol/Burlington Health Department & Bristol Animal Control 

On Saturday June 3rd the City of Bristol will be sponsoring a Rabies Clinic for cats and dogs. 

Connecticut law requires all CATS and DOGS over three months of age to be vaccinated against rabies.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Dogs must be on leashes and Cats must be in carriers. 

  • NEW VACCINATION IS A ONE [1] YEAR VACCINATION

  • RENEWAL VACCINATION IS A [3] YEAR VACCINATION

  • If your cat or dog has never been vaccinated for rabies your pet will receive a one [1] year vaccination. ONLY IF YOU BRING PROOF OF A CURRENT RABIES CERTIFICATION your pet will receive a three [3] year renewal vaccination.

  • You must bring proof, if no certification you will receive a one [1] year vaccination.  Take advantage of this less expensive offer.

 

PRICE IS $15.00 CASH – ONLY CASH ACCEPTED

LOCATION & TIME: 

ROCKWELL PARK PAVILION

DUTTON AVENUE, BRISTOL, CONNECTICUT

TIME:  2 PM TO 4 PM

PLEASE BE ON TIME CLINIC WILL CLOSE AT 4 PM

A SINCERE THANK YOU TO THE ATTENDING VETERINARIAN OFFICES :

BRISTOL/VCA AND CHIPPEN HILLS ANIMAL HOSPITALS, BRISTOL, CT

 

 

Defenders of Wildlife Needs Your Help

With the stroke of a pen, the new Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke, has cleared the way for massive new coal-mining operations on federal public land, including in essential wildlife habitat.

The short- and long-term effects could be catastrophic for wildlife, clean air and water, people, and the climate.

In response, Defenders has filed suit challenging this reckless decision, but we need your help.

Donate today to help fight the Secretary’s order and the string of unprecedented extremist attacks.

It’s been nearly 40 years since the government last weighed the environmental impacts of coal mining on public lands. Since then, we’ve learned so much about the devastating effects of burning coal on our air, water and environment – in addition to its contribution to global warming.

Simply put: By opening these wildlands to coal development, the government is ignoring the harm more coal development will cause.

This is why the previous administration had put any new coal leasing on hold to take a closer look at the impacts – but Secretary Zinke has decided there’s no need to look before we leap into mining and burning more coal.

Much of the new coal-mining will occur in the Powder River Basin in northeastern Wyoming. The rolling hills, plains and rivers of this area are home to spiritual landmarks of great significance to the Native Americans who have lived there for millennia, and are vital habitat for fish and wildlife.

With the known consequences of mass-scale coal mining more frightening than ever, there is no justification for this dangerous and harmful action. That’s why we’re going to court – to speak out on behalf of wildlife and our nation’s lands and waters.

YOUR DONATION WILL HELP US DEFEND WILDLIFE AGAINST CORPORATE INTERESTS LIKE THESE >>

Thank you in advance for your gift!

Sincerely,

Mike SenatoreMike Senatore
Vice-President, Conservation Law
Defenders of Wildlife

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