API: Improve Welfare of Exotic Animals and Protect Your Community

September 29th, 2007 1:28 pm by mad mags

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From: API Newsletters – donotreply [at] apiforanimals.org
Date: Sep 28, 2007 8:26 PM
Subject: Improve Welfare of Exotic Animals and Protect Your Community

Alerts at a Glance:

* Improve the Welfare of Captive Big Cats and Protect Your Community
– Contact your legislators to help enact stricter federal regulations that promote public safety and improve the lives of captive big cats.

* Minnesota Residents: Circus Ban Meets Narrow Defeat
– Find out about the vote and thank those City Council members who supported the ban to protect circus animals in Minneapolis screenshot windows herunterladen.

* Other Ways to Help Animals
** Better World Club: Your membership in a great “green” auto club will also benefit the animals.
** Stacey Lamothe: Show off your unique style with unique metal jewelry pieces for yourself or a friend and support API at the same time.

National Alert: Improve the Welfare of Captive Big Cats and Protect Your Community

Unfortunately, attacks by captive big cats result in a number of injuries and deaths each year in the United States herunterladen. Many of these incidents occur even at licensed facilities that are subject to regulation by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

To combat these tragic events, earlier this year Congresswoman Nancy Boyda (D-KS) introduced H.R. 1947, entitled “Haley’s Act.”

This federal legislation promotes public safety and improves the welfare of captive big cats. If enacted, Haley’s Act will prohibit licensed exhibitors or dealers from allowing direct contact between members of the public and big cats such as lions and tigers freenet.de download. Haley’s Act will also provide for the denial or revocation of an exhibitor license, and will significantly increase penalties for violations of the Animal Welfare Act.

Your help is now needed to push H.R. 1947 forward by contacting your U.S. Representatives in support of this bill.

Thanks for helping protect big cats and your community!

To find out more and take action on this alert, go to http://www.api4animals.org/actionalerts.php?p=1306&more=1

Minnesota Alert: Minnesota Residents: Circus Ban Meets Narrow Defeat

Thank you to everyone who has helped to push forward the Animal Protection Amendment to ban the use of wild animals in circuses in Minneapolis. Sadly, on Friday, September 21, the City Council of Minneapolis voted 7–6 against the Animal Protection Amendment — a very narrow defeat.

On a positive note, the Council is unanimous in its agreement that the current conditions for animals in the circus are unacceptable, and that the City can and should take a role in improving them. This leaves a future possibility open for continued work in crafting meaningful regulations that will make real difference in the lives of circus animals.

In the wake of the Council’s decision, it is important to recognize those Council members who took a positive stance on this Amendment, and to let them know that their efforts on behalf of animals are greatly appreciated.

To find out more and take action on this alert, go to http://www.api4animals.org/actionalerts.php?p=1281&more=1

Other Ways to Help Animals: Better World Club

Choose the auto club that fits your values! Better World Club, the greener, cooler alternative to AAA, gives you all the trusted services you need from an auto club and supports environmental causes.

API supporters receive a 10% discount on a first year membership and API receives $5 for each new membership, $2.50 for renewals, and $1 thereafter. Learn more.

Other Ways to Help Animals: Stacey Lamothe

Animals are the main inspiration for Stacey Lamothe’s unique metal-work jewelry. Stacey’s work — predominantly designed from copper and sterling silver — includes sweet and endearing images of dogs, cats, chickens, horses, and little houses. Each piece is hammered, sawed, soldered, riveted, and stamped into a mini-masterpiece you wear or give as a gift.

When purchasing Stacey’s jewelry or other art pieces from her website, simply enter “API” in the comments section, and Stacey will donate 15% of each sale (minus shipping and taxes) to API.

For more information, go to http://www.staceylamotheart.com

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