Kinship Circle: September Kinship Circle Digest (Parts 1 and 2)

October 2nd, 2007 8:27 pm by Kelly Garbato

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From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
Date: Sep 17, 2007 7:54 PM
Subject: #1: SEPT. KC DIGEST – Calves Tortured, Stu Still Impounded, Misery For Horses…

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9/17/07: THIS EMAIL CONTAINS PART 1
PART 1: SEPTEMBER KC DIGEST – Alerts From Members

View past KC Digest Newsletters: http://www.kinshipcircle.org/digest/

PART 1: September KC Digest
1. PETITIONS & ONLINE CAMPAIGNS, part 1
2. HELP! Algemesí Calves To Be Tortured To Death
3. Tried To Bury Horse Alive – Calls/Mail Needed
4. Unhappy Anniversary For Stu! Will He Ever Be Freed?
5. The Animals Voice Fundraising Request
6. Alex The Parrot – Master Of Words And Concepts – Dies
7. Unending Misery For Horses In Serbia
8. Mitsubishi Supports Bloodsports
9. Sign PATH’s Eight For 08!
10. Praised Legislative Activism Manual For Animal Advocates

PART 2: September KC Digest
If you did NOT get PART 2, request it: kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
11. PETITIONS & ONLINE CAMPAIGNS, part 2
12. Dismiss Charges Against Tammy Grimes (Doogie Case)
13. Fire Evacuation Needs For Animal Acres
14. Stop the Poisoning of Dogs in Ethiopia
15. Awful Spikes On Windowsills – Are They Legal?
16. Support Go Vegan Radio Show on Air America Radio
17. Shame On Amazon.com For Supporting Bloodsports
18. Vivisection Through A Beagle’s Eyes

EACH KC DIGEST INCLUDES:

* NEWS and CALL-TO-ACTION, forwarded by Kinship Circle members.
* CONTACT INFO to reply directly to the activist who supplied the alert.
* Submissions are from KC members. Kinship Circle did not write/research alerts.
* Send submissions for KC DIGEST to kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net

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1. PETITIONS & ONLINE CAMPAIGNS, part 1

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PHOTO: There are more than 1600 bears in captivity (1400 of them are Asian Moon Bears with distinctive ‘V’ mark on their chest) at 110 bear farms in Korea… Just imagine many bears waiting to be slaughtered for their gall bladder, feet and meat, crowded into small and filthy cages on daily basis… http://www.moonbears.org/

* BEAR FARMS IN KOREA – Save Bears!
http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/save-bears-in-korea.html

* Kitten Forced To Smoke Crack By Rocker Pete Doherty!
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/petition/232389673

* Stop Torturing Bulls In Tordesillas!
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/petition/504044650

* Petition For A Universal Declaration On Animal Welfare
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/458691259

* Croatia: Against Disney’s Cooperation With Meat Industry
http://www.prijatelji-zivotinja.hr/index.en.php?id=829&l=1#info

* Justice For A Tortured And Killed Cocker Spaniel
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/help-get-justice-for-a-tortured-and-killed-cocker-spaniel

* Stop Gas Chamber At The Stanly County Animal Shelter
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/604384350

* Australia: Petition To Support Subsidized Mandatory De-sexing
http://www.catrescue.com.au/petition/

* Sign Statement Against Dogfighting
http://getactive.peta.org/campaign/petition_dog_fighting?rk=M7w3Nr610w-6W

* Adam’s Amendment – Help Change Animal Cruelty Law In California
http://www.adamsamendment.com

* Protest4Bandit
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/protest4bandit

* Congress: ‘Zero Out’ Budget For Wildlife Services! (aka Wildlife Death Services)
http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/PEER/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=1519

* Stop Carnage On America’s Public Lands
http://www.peer.org/campaigns/wildlife/roadkill/index.php

* Prohibition Of Sale And Use Of Glue Traps In The UK
http://www.petitiononline.com/gtraps05/petition.html

* Tougher Penalties For Animal Cruelty
http://www.animal-justice.org/petition.html

* Officers Find Dead, Sick Horses In N. Texas Field
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/officers-find-dead-horses-in-n-texas-field

* Help Persuade Tesco To Stop Selling Live Turtles In China
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/518761759

* Sign Pink’s Petition Against KFC
http://www.kentuckyfriedcruelty.com/index.asp?c=kfcpinkfwd

* Selling Bunnies Is Selling Out – Best Friends Petition To PetSmart
http://network.bestfriends.org/Petitions/Detail.aspx?pn=5&g=e79ce3cf85664250a4cabd781f1da8c6

* Stop Tiger Farming In China
http://capwiz.com/bigcatrescue/issues/alert/?alertid=9952801&type=CU/

* Fatal Collisions With Ships Have Become Leading Threat To Whale Survival
http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizationsORG/PEER/petition.jsp?petition_KEY=223&t=sign-a-petition.dwt

* LIVEDEAL: Please Stop Selling Pets On Your Site!
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/stop-selling-pets-online

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2. HELP! Algemesí Calves To Be Tortured To Death

REPLY DIRECTLY TO:
Forwarded By: Sharon Hopkins, montalice [at] tiscali.co.uk
Original Message: The Bright Eyes Society, infobrighteyes [at] hetnet.nl * http://www.brighteyes.dk

BACKGROUND:

9/14/07, from infobrighteyes [at] hetnet.nl — ALGEMESÍ CALVES TORMENT ON SEPTEMBER 22, 2007: In Algemesí, Valencia, the “traditional” spectacle of extreme sadism towards innocent animals will be celebrated again, as every year: Many baby calves will be chased down the streets while the rabble stabs them with 6 to 8 cm spears. Witnesses say it is truly heart wrenching to hear their pitiful screams while they get tortured and try hopelessly to hide from the spears. When they are too tired and bleeding on the ground they are finished off with an 80 cm sword, stabbed up to 40 times. Thousands of people participate in this “fiesta” and many very young children witness the torture and massacre.

CONTACT INFORMATION TO PROTEST:

Mayor Emilio Gregori
AYUNTAMIENTO DE ALGEMESÍ (Council)
PL. Major nº 5 * 46680 ALGEMESÍ (Valencia)
ph: 00 34 96.201.90.00 * fax: 00 34 96.201.90.01
email: ajuntament [at] algemesi.net * website: http://www.berca.net

José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, President of the Spanish Government
Presidente del Gobierno * Complejo de la Moncloa
Avda. de Puerta de hierro s/n * 28071 Madrid
email: portal.presidencia [at] mpr.es

Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
Excma. Sra. Ministra Da Elena Espinosa Mangana
Ministerio de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentacion
Paseo de Infantana Isabel 1 * 28014 Madrid
email: sministr [at] mapa.es

Francisco Enrique Camps Ortiz, President of the Generalitat Valenciana
fax: 0034963867662 * email: dgp [at] gva.es

Ring or fax Spanish Embassy in your country:
http://www.embassiesabroad.com/embassies-of/Spain

SAMPLE LETTER FROM: The Bright Eyes Society, infobrighteyes [at] hetnet.nl

A quien pueda interesar:

No visitaremos España hasta que se deje de torturar animales en las fiestas populares. España debe salir de la Edad Media y acabar de una vez con el sadismo hacia los inocentes animales.

Signature: / Country:

Translation: To whom it may concern: We will not visit Spain while animals get tortured in the “fiestas” Spain must leave the Middle Ages and stop the sadism towards the animals.

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3. Tried To Bury Horse Alive – Calls/Mail Needed

REPLY DIRECTLY TO:
Forwarded By: Zelda, zpenzel [at] nyc.rr.com

BACKGROUND:

9/10/07, Local 6 New, SANFORD, Fla. — A homeowner in Seminole County, Fla., faces possible animal abuse charges over accusations he asked a construction worker to bury his horse in a grave while it was still alive. Sheriff’s deputies were called to a home in Sanford Friday after a construction worker called to report that he was asked to use a tractor to dig a hole for a horse on a nearby property. The construction worker said he refused to help the homeowner and called for help after he realized the owner wanted him to bury the horse alive.

“The owner or caregiver of the animal requested that he put dirt on top of the animal while it was still alive,” Seminole County sheriff’s Lt. Dennis Lemma said. “They saw a horse that was obviously sick, lying in a shallow grave in direct sunlight without food or water. It couldn’t get up. It is an alarming situation.” Officers snapped several photos of what they believe to be animal abuse and neglect, including several of the animal lying in a shallow grave. Deputies called animal control officers to the house, who then were forced to euthanize the animal, they said. “We believe there was some kind of respiratory problem and colic,” Lemma said.

The state attorney’s office will determine if the owner will be charged with animal neglect, which is a second-degree misdemeanor.

http://www.local6.com/news/14072865/detail.html

CONTACT INFORMATION TO PROTEST:

Contact the State Attorney’s Office – Sanford, Florida and request (politely) this man be charged and serve time:
Norman R. Wolfinger, Seminole County Office
101 Bush Boulevard * P.O. Box 8006 * Sanford, Florida 32772-8006
email: cir18 [at] sa18.state.fl.us

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4. Unhappy Anniversary For Stu! Will He Ever Be Freed?

REPLY DIRECTLY TO:
Jeff de la Rosa, Stu’s guardian: stu.911 [at] gmail.com * 323-864-7410
Stu’s website: http://stu.911.googlepages.com/ * http://myspace.com/save_stu

BACKGROUND:

9/15/07, from stu.911 [at] gmail.com — As of August 24, 2007, my dog Stu has been unjustly imprisoned in the pound of the Los Angeles Animal Services for 23 months and 8 days and has been cruelly deprived of adequate exercise, human contact, veterinary care and love.

Stu was impounded on Sept. 16, 2005. He still languishes in the shelter today. Despite the Board of Commissioners’ unanimous vote on Aug. 27 to move Stu to a private kennel without delay…there he sits. Various excuses have been offered by the Dept. and the City Attorney for the delay. None are acceptable. This delay tactic is just another example of Ed Boks and the City of Los Angeles using the condition of my beloved dog, Stu to wage their personal war against me. I hope I have your support and your action to put pressure on this ridiculous City to move Stu NOW. Jeff, Stu’s Dad

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CONTACT INFORMATION TO PROTEST:

Ed Boks, General Manager, Los Angeles Animal Services
221 N. Grand Ave. 5th floor * Los Angeles, CA 90012
fax: 213-482-9511 * ph: 213-487-9501
email: eboks [at] ani.lacity.org, Ed.Boks [at] lacity.org
website: http://laanimalservices.com

Board of Commissioners, Los Angeles Animal Services
221 N. Grand Ave. 5th floor * Los Angeles, CA 90012
ph: 213-482-9558 * fax: 213-482-9511

LAAS Commissioners:
Marie Atake: PawAngel [at] FARescue.org
Tariq Khero: tariqkhero [at] gmail.com
Kathy Riordan: Ninekitties [at] aol.com
Ross Pool, L.A. Animal Services Commission Secretary:
ph: 213-482-9501 * fax: 213-482-9511 * ross.pool [at] lacity.org

MAYORAL CONTACTS:
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, City of Los Angeles
200 N. Spring St., Room 303 * Los Angeles, CA 90012
ph: 213-978-0600 * fax: 213-978-0750 * mayor [at] lacity.org
Jimmy Blackman, Deputy Chief of Staff
ph: 213-922-9748 * fax: 213-978-0889 * Jimmy.Blackman [at] lacity.org
Marcus Allen, Deputy Chief of Staff
ph: 213-922-9750 * fax: 213-978-0889 * Marcus.Allen [at] lacity.org
Robin Kramer, Chief Of Staff
ph: 213-922-9739 * fax: 213-978-0727 * Robin.Kramer [at] lacity.org

Office of City Attorney, Dov Lesel, Counsel to Animal Services: dov.LESEL [at] lacity.org

LA CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS:
Eric Garcetti, President: garcetti [at] council.lacity.org
Mitch O’Farrell, Special Asst. to Mr. Garcetti: mitch.ofarrell [at] lacity.org

councilman.rosendahl [at] lacity.org, eboks [at] ANI.LACITY.ORG, Ed.Boks [at] lacity.org, ContactAdmin [at] ani.lacity.org, PawAngel [at] FARescue.org, tariqkhero [at] gmail.com, knightsplay [at] aol.com, Ninekitties [at] aol.com, Commission [at] ani.lacity.org, mayor [at] lacity.org, Jimmy.Blackman [at] lacity.org, Marcus.Allen [at] lacity.org, Robin.Kramer [at] lacity.org, councilman.rosendahl [at] lacity.org, padilla [at] council.lacity.org, greuel [at] council.lacity.org, reyes [at] council.lacity.org, zine [at] council.lacity.org, Labonge [at] council.lacity.org, cardenas [at] council.lacity.org, parks [at] council.lacity.org, perry [at] council.lacity.org, smith [at] council.lacity.org, garcetti [at] council.lacity.org, Dov.LESEL [at] lacity.org

PETITION TO SAVE STU: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/petition/220833430

KINSHIP CIRCLE REFERENCES:
* JUNE 2007 KC DIGEST: Saving Stu – Legally They Can Kill Him Any Day Now
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/digest/2007_06.html#anchor1
* 1/8/07: Stu, Los Angeles “Evidence Dog,” Pulled From Rescue And Back In Pound
* 9/6/06: End Stu’s Nightmare Inside LAAS

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5. The Animals Voice Fundraising Request

REPLY DIRECTLY TO:
The Animals Voice, veda [at] animalsvoice.com

BACKGROUND:

The Animals Voice Magazine * http://www.animalsvoice.com
1354 East Avenue #R-252 * Chico CA 95926 * 800-82-VOICE (800-828-6423)

9/12/07, from veda [at] animalsvoice.com — The Animals Voice doesn’t work on saving one animal here or 15 or 100 animals there. Through our websites and magazines we inform, educate and inspire people so that BILLIONS of animals everywhere will be safe and happy and free. We’re writing you today because we’re in an urgent situation financially after some serious funding promises failed to materialize. On our sites and magazines and eNewsletter, we have posted thousands of links to groups, events, fact sheets, alerts, images and campaigns for years free of charge. Now we are asking for your support.

CONTACT INFORMATION TO HELP THE ANIMALS VOICE:

1. If you’re a subscriber, thank you! Please consider gift subscriptions:
http://www.animalsvoice.com/PAGES/magazine.html

2. If you’re not a subscriber, please support the only independent animal rights magazine in existence by subscribing… and consider gift subscriptions: http://www.animalsvoice.com/PAGES/magazine.html

3. Link a banner ad (to your site) from our site – $25, $40 or $80 a year:
http://www.animalsvoice.com/PAGES/mailers/$25_ads.html

4. Send donations to The Animals Voice:
http://www.animalsvoice.com/PAGES/donation.html

Please call or email if you have questions, want information or… need inspiration! The Animals Voice, veda [at] animalsvoice.com * 800-82-VOICE (800-828-6423) Thank you for supporting The Animals Voice! For animals everywhere, Veda and Laura

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6. Alex The Parrot – Master Of Words And Concepts – Dies

REPLY DIRECTLY TO:
New York Bird Club, nybirdclub [at] yahoo.com

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PHOTO: WALTHAM, MA (SEPTEMBER 10, 2007) — Alex, the world renowned African Grey parrot made famous by the ground-breaking cognition and communication research conducted by Irene Pepperberg, Ph.D., died at the age of 31 on September 6, 2007. http://www.alexfoundation.org/

BACKGROUND:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/12/opinion/12wed4.html?_r=1&th&emc=th&oref=slogin

9/12/07, Alex the Parrot, By VERLYN KLINKENBORG — Thinking about animals — and especially thinking about whether animals can think — is like looking at the world through a two-way mirror. There, for example, on the other side of the mirror, is Alex, the famous African Grey parrot who died unexpectedly last week at the age of 31. But looking at Alex, who mastered a surprising vocabulary of words and concepts, the question is always how much of our own reflection we see.

What you make of Dr. Irene Pepperberg’s work with Alex depends on whether you think Alex’s cognitive presence was real or merely imitative. A truly dispassionate observer might argue that most Grey parrots could probably learn what Alex had learned, but only a microscopic minority of humans could have learned what Alex had to teach.

Most humans are not truly dispassionate observers. We’re too invested in the idea of our superiority to understand what an inferior quality it really is. I always wonder how the experiments would go if they were reversed — if, instead of us trying to teach Alex how to use the English language, Alex were to try teaching us to understand the world as it appears to parrots.

These are bottomless questions, of course. For us, language is everything because we know ourselves in it.

Alex’s final words were: “I love you.”

There is no doubt that Alex had a keen awareness of the situations in which that sentence is appropriate — that is, at the end of a message at the end of the day. But to say whether Alex loved the human who taught him, we’d have to know if he had a separate conceptual grasp of what love is, which is different from understanding the context in which the word occurs.

By any performative standard — knowing how to use the word properly — Alex loved Dr. Pepperberg. Beyond that, only our intuitions, our sense of who that bird might really be, are useful. And in some ways this is also a judgment we make about loving each other. To wonder what Alex recognized when he recognized words is also to wonder what humans recognize when we recognize words. It was indeed surprising to realize how quickly Alex could take in words and concepts.

Scientifically speaking, the value of this research lies in its specific details about patterns of learning and cognition. Ethically speaking, the value lies in our surprise, our renewed awareness of how little we allow ourselves to expect from the animals around us.

CONTACT INFORMATION TO COMMENT:

What is your feeling: Was Alex used as an animal experiment in a lab? Alex was the famed talking bird used for research on by Dr. Irene Pepperberg.

Comments are welcome in this important and complex avian issue:
http://www.websitetoolbox.com/tool/post/luciedove/vpost?id=2140070

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7. Unending Misery For Horses In Serbia

REPLY DIRECTLY TO:
Freedom for animals, info [at] sloboda-za-zivotinje.org
http://www.sloboda-za-zivotinje.org/newsletter/serbia_cancels_inspection.html

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PHOTOS: The suffering, from hunger and neglect, of these Lipice horses is now to be prolonged to death because politicians have no interest in dealing with the humane aspect of this affair.

BACKGROUND:

Freedom for animals * Snezana Milovanovic, president
kontakt [at] sloboda-za-zivotinje.org * +381 64 168 55 75
http://www.sloboda-za-zivotinje.org

From info [at] sloboda-za-zivotinje.org — Serbia Cancels Inspection by Croatian and Serbian Veterinary and Genetic Experts: The horses from Lipice, brought to Serbia by way of Bosnia and Hercegovina in 1991, have been stabled for the past 12 years at the “Bukinac” stud farm near Novi Sad… They should be returned to Croatia. An agreement was reached in Novi Sad on 29.8.2007 at a meeting of Ministers for Agriculture of Serbia and Croatia, Slobodan Milosavljevic and Petar Cobankovic with the owner of the stud farm, Todor Bukinac, where the horses are presently stabled. Minister Milosavljevic and Minister Cobankovic announced a team of veterinarians and genetic specialists appointed by Serbian and Croatian agricultural ministries will visit the farm, record all details, establish number of animals, examine registry books, note number of foals born in Serbia and the horses’ health. On the basis of their findings, conditions for the horses’ return to the Croatian Republic can be drawn up.

The society “Freedom for Animals” learned the combined team from the ministries was scheduled to visit the stud farm on 10. and 11.9.2007. However this inspection is not being carried out. According to our most recent information the work of this commission was cancelled by the Serbian Ministry of Agriculture. The suffering, from hunger and neglect, of these Lipice horses is now to be prolonged to death because politicians have no interest… Although more than 345 horses were transferred from the Lipice stud farm the total number today is just 79. This number may not even be correct. Two mares 17+ years of age (no. 93 and 100) in Novo Milosevo and one younger (no. 339) in Novo Naselje have died over the last month…

Only when the situation has been examined should the question of financial remuneration, which Bukinac is seeking for stabling these horses since ’97, be discussed. Four years ago this question was discussed but no agreement was reached because Bukinac had asked for 300,000 Euro for his services which nobody was prepared to pay.

CONTACT INFORMATION TO PROTEST:

To save these horses, pressure the respective governments to end the agony in which these unfortunate horses live for many years.

Prime Minister of Croatia, Ivo Sanader:
predsjednik [at] vlada.hr, glasnogovornik [at] vlada.hr
Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
mvpei [at] mvpei.hr, ministrica [at] mvpei.hr, kabinet.ministrice [at] mvpei.hr
Ministry of Agriculture and Forrestry, Petar Cobankovic:
office [at] mps.hr
Prime Minister of Serbia, Dr Vojislav Kostunica:
http://www.srbija.sr.gov.yu/vlada/predsednik.php
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Vuk Jeremic:
http://www.srbija.sr.gov.yu/vlada/ministri.php#67111
Ministry of Agriculture and Forrestry, Slobodan Milosavljevic:
http://www.srbija.sr.gov.yu/vlada/ministri.php#67116

ACTION AND EVIDENCE:

If the work of the announced inspection doesn’t start immediately, we request formation of an independent international veterinary team! We ask all organizations willing to join in saving Lipizanner horses to inform us of their action and suggestions.

MATERIAL EVIDENCE:
1. VIDEO/ about Stud “Bukinac” (Novi Sad, Serbia) on YOU TUBE:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPCg5FmGiP0
2. PHOTOS/ State of horses in June 2007:
http://www.sloboda-za-zivotinje.org/foto_galerije/lipicaneri_jun2007/index.html
3. PHOTOS/ Prior to the minister’s visit:
http://www.sloboda-za-zivotinje.org/foto_galerije/lipicaneri/index.html
4. PHOTOS/ Horses at beginning of last year, where a dying horse is clearly evident:
http://www.sloboda-za-zivotinje.org/foto_galerije/lipicaneri_pocetkom2006/index.html

From all the material evidence collected by the Society Freedom for Animals it is clear that criminal offences and ill treatment of animals exists. MORE: http://www.sloboda-za-zivotinje.org/english/index.php?subaction=showfull&id=1188045154&archive=&start_from=&ucat=14&

DONATIONS:

If you would like to help us to save Lipizzaner horses, by forming and organizing an international veterinary team to give these horses necessary help, your donations are welcome. For International payments use the following account: 540101-17482459, SWIFT code: 10-982031, Vojvodjanska bank AD subsidiary Belgrade.

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8. Mitsubishi Supports Bloodsports

REPLY DIRECTLY TO:
Forwarded By: Linda Furness, linda.furness1 [at] btopenworld.com
Original Message: League Against Cruel Sports, http://www.league.org.uk

BACKGROUND:

Mitsubishi Motors will make a £15 donation to the Countryside Alliance or the Game Conservancy Trust (GCT) for every one of their members who test drives a Mitusbishi until the end of September.

CONTACT INFORMATION TO PROTEST:

Email Mitsubishi Motors today to voice your objection to its support of the bloodsports industry and let them know you will not buy a Mitsubishi whilst it continues to subsidize slaughter: enquiries [at] mitsubishi-cars.co.uk

SAMPLE LETTER FROM League Against Cruel Sports:

Dear Sir/Madam,

I was shocked to learn that Mitsubishi Motors is giving a donation to the Countryside Alliance and Game Conservancy Trust for each member who test drives a Mitsubishi.

In supporting these organisations, Mitsubishi Motors is contributing to the bloodsports industry and I wish to draw your attention to the following facts about the industry:

According to extrapolations from the GCT’s own figures over 12,000 animals are trapped, snared, shot, poisoned or clubbed to death every day on shooting estates. It has been reported that between 2001 and 2006, 251 raptors, including five golden eagles, are known to have been deliberately killed in Scotland alone. Much of this bird of prey persecution is linked to shooting estates as recent prosecutions have shown. At the start of this year’s grouse season the poisoning of the only breeding female golden eagle in the Borders close to a grouse moor sparked international outrage.

In aligning itself with the Countryside Alliance and the GCT, Mitsubishi Motors is alienating the millions of people who love wildlife and the countryside, but oppose the killing of animals for fun. I will not consider purchasing a Mitsubishi whilst this support of the bloodsports industry continues and I urge Mitsubishi to rethink its involvement with an industry which thrives on slaughter and suffering.

Yours sincerely, [Your name, address, country]

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9. Sign PATH’s Eight For 08!

REPLY DIRECTLY TO:
Kelly Overton, animalpath [at] aol.com

BACKGROUND:

From animalpath [at] aol.com — In the coming months PATH will launch a campaign to collect 100,000 signatures on a petition in an effort to remind people that voting/political choices also determine that quality of life for nonhuman animals. We need to reach 2,000 signatures to get featured on care2 – thus attracting more signatures. The heavy-lifting will hopefully take place via college interns on selected campuses come fall. If you haven’t signed please consider doing so – registering with care2 only takes about 2 minutes. You can choose to have your signature displayed as ANONYMOUS. Please forward to animal-friendly family/friends.

CONTACT INFORMATION TO SIGN ON:
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/petition/179613356

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10. Praised Legislative Activism Manual For Animal Advocates

REPLY DIRECTLY TO:
Julie Lewin, president/founder, NIFAA: National Institute for Animal
Advocacy, jlewin [at] igc.org * 203-453-6590

BACKGROUND:

From jlewin [at] igc.org — Kinship Circle is extraordinary, and I’m pleased to make contact. “WE HEAR YOUR CRIES AND WE ARE COMING” — this is one of the most powerful lines I’ve ever seen. I am grateful for it.
* We Hear Your Cries: http://www.kinshipcircle.org/about/ (scroll to bottom of page)
* PRINT VERSION: Click “We Hear Your Cries” under Poems & Relections to download
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/fact_sheets/#8

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9/17/07: THIS EMAIL CONTAINS PART 2
PART 2: SEPTEMBER KC DIGEST – Alerts From Members

View past KC Digest Newsletters: http://www.kinshipcircle.org/digest/

PART 2: September KC Digest
11. PETITIONS & ONLINE CAMPAIGNS, part 2
12. Dismiss Charges Against Tammy Grimes (Doogie Case)
13. Fire Evacuation Needs For Animal Acres
14. Stop the Poisoning of Dogs in Ethiopia
15. Awful Spikes On Windowsills – Are They Legal?
16. Support Go Vegan Radio Show on Air America Radio
17. Shame On Amazon.com For Supporting Bloodsports
18. Vivisection Through A Beagle’s Eyes

PART 1: September KC Digest
If you did NOT get PART 1, request it: kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
1. PETITIONS & ONLINE CAMPAIGNS, part 1
2. HELP! Algemesí Calves To Be Tortured To Death
3. Tried To Bury Horse Alive – Calls/Mail Needed
4. Unhappy Anniversary For Stu! Will He Ever Be Freed?
5. The Animals Voice Fundraising Request
6. Alex The Parrot – Master Of Words And Concepts – Dies
7. Unending Misery For Horses In Serbia
8. Mitsubishi Supports Bloodsports
9. Sign PATH’s Eight For 08!
10. Praised Legislative Activism Manual For Animal Advocates

Each DIGEST includes:

* NEWS and CALL-TO-ACTION, forwarded by Kinship Circle members.
* CONTACT INFO to reply directly to the activist who supplied the alert.
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* Send submissions for KC DIGEST to kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net

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11. PETITIONS & ONLINE CAMPAIGNS, part 2

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PHOTO: In the name of “tradition” the hunters use electronic appeals and hundreds of thousands of thrush migrating from northern Europe, and about 30% of protected birds, are attracted to glued trees, in closed “barracas,” and killed in the Ebro area between October and November.

http://www.gepec.org/barraca-i-filat/index_eng.html

* Catalan Government Trying to Legalize Hunting Birds With Glue
http://www.gepec.org/barraca-i-filat/index_eng.html

* Puppy Thrown Against A Wall And Left To Suffer
http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/puppy-thrown-against-a-wall-and-left-to-suffer.html

* Save Romania’s Zoo Animals from Slaughter
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/2/save-romanian-zoo-animals

* BOYCOTT CHINA! END ITS ANIMAL TERROR!
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/395884823

* Changing The Animal Euthanization Laws In Georgia
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/593678361

* Save Angel’s Gate
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/627580358

* Petition Against Primate Experiments
http://www.eceae.org/saveprimates/en/action.html

* No Leniency for Phanord – Maximus’s Killer
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/find-maximuss-killer-chained-doused-with-gasoline-set-afire

* Petition Against Dog Spinning In Bulgaria
http://www.petitiononline.com/BlgDgSpn/petition.html

* Serbia Suffering
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/820579188

* Animal Welfare In Romania – Street Cleansing With Poison, Braila 2007
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/the-animal-welfare-in-romania—street-\cleansing-with-poison—braila-2007

* Help Stop Brutal Murders Of Dogs In Chernihiv!
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/petition/604115013

* Urge Congress to Help Save Great Cats and Rare Canids!
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/407944922?z00m=9443501

* Sign Petition To SAVE Dogs’ Lives In Ireland Pound
http://www.petitiononline.com/MeathDog/petition.html

* GALGOS – HARE-COURSING AND RACING – PETITION
http://www.asanda.org/index.php?module=Peticiones&func=sign&id=6&catid=-1

* Dogs Need Help In Sri Lanka, Tortured For Sake of Sadism By Two “Veterinarians”
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/justice-for-these-dogs

* Kerala Starts Culling Dogs Despite Indian Government Ruling This Practice Illegal
http://www.animalrescuekerala.org/petition.php

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12. Dismiss Charges Against Tammy Grimes (Doogie Case)

REPLY DIRECTLY TO:
Forwarded By: thesmophoros [at] yahoo.de
Original Message: Supporters of Tammy Grimes

BACKGROUND:

With recent news of brutal killings of dogs found on NFL Atlanta Falcon’s Quarterback Michael Vick’s property, we are shocked back to the reality of the horrors inflicted upon these chained dogs. During this time of legal conflict and critique of our insufficient animal laws, we are also reminded of the trial of Dogs Deserve Better founder, Tammy Grimes for saving a dying dog’s life. One must ask: whom would you convict? Michael Vick for fighting, torturing and killing dogs or Tammy Grimes for saving a dying dog’s life when no one else would come forward to help? One of the major differences in these cases, besides the obvious, may be that Tammy Grimes is not asking for forgiveness; she is asking for justice.

Read More About Case: http://www.dogsdeservebetter.com/doogie.html#827update
Watch Video Clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YN9t1rv4pj4

CONTACT INFORMATION TO PROTEST:

PETITION:
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/dismiss-charges-against-tammy-grimes-and-press-charges-against-animal-neglectorabuser

WRITE THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY:

Blair County District Attorney Richard Consiglio, Esq.
423 Allegheny St. Suite 421 * Hollidaysburg, PA 16648
ph: 814-693-3010 * email: blairda [at] keyconn.net

RELATED KINSHIP CIRCLE LINKS:
* April-June 2007 UPDATES: Grimes Wins Award For Art Honoring Saved Dog
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/updates/updates_april-june_2007.html#anchor11
* Jan-March 2007 UPDATES: Free From Chains, Doogie Has Died
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/updates/updates_jan-mar_2007.html#11
* Oct-Dec. 2006 UPDATES: Jury Trial Set For Dogs Deserve Better Founder
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/updates/updates_oct-dec.html#8
* Aug-Oct 2006 UPDATES: Arrested Dog Rescuer Tammy Grimes Visits One Happy Dog!
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/updates/updates_aug-oct_2006.html
* 9/29/06: 2 Charges Dropped For Grimes; No Charges For Arnolds
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/katrina/9_29_06.html
* 9/20/06: Tammy Grimes Update: Vet Says Doogie Is Victim Of Abuse
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/katrina/9_20_06.html
* 9/15/06: Tammy Grimes: Save A Life, Go To Jail?
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/letter_library/letter.asp?LetterID=1568&seriesfirst=true
* 9/12/06: JAILED – SHAC 7 / Tammy Grimes, Dogs Deserve Better
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/updates/updates_9_12.html

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13. Fire Evacuation Needs For Animal Acres

REPLY DIRECTLY TO:
Lorri Bauston, President, Animal Acres: info [at] laanimalalliance.com

BACKGROUND:

ANIMAL ACRES * 5200 Escondido Canyon Road * Acton, CA 93510
ph: 661-269-5404 * fax: 661-269-0194
email: info [at] animalacres.org * website: http://www.animalacres.org

Animal Acres is a Los Angeles farmed animal sanctuary and compassionate living center directed by Farm Sanctuary co-founder Lorri Bauston.

9/13/07, from Lorri Bauston — Animal Acres is writing to APPEAL for your help for the safety of the sanctuary animals. Animal Acres is located in a high fire area, and yesterday, a major fire broke out less than 1/4 mile from the sanctuary. We had already started working on developing an evacuation site, and raised sponsorship funding for one transport trailer. After loading half of the sanctuary animals before the fire was brought under control, it became very clear that we will need to have sufficient vehicles and transport trailers to evacuate ALL of the animals at once. To do this, WE NEED YOUR HELP.

FIRE EVACUATION FUNDING NEEDS:

1. Transport Trailers: We need a minimum of three large transport trailers, and currently, only have one. We are purchasing a 30′ trailer & gooseneck hitch ($24,500) and a 16′ trailer ($11,000).

2. Evacuation Site: We are setting up an evacuation center with fencing, temporary housing, housing sheds, feeding and watering equipment, and a caregiver trailer so we have access to a SAFE EVACUATION SITE 24/7. The cost of the evacuation site will be approximately $15,000.

FIRE EVACUATION VOLUNTEER NEEDS:

1. We need help SETTING UP THE EVACUATION SITE. If you can help, please come to the sanctuary any Saturday. We are asking volunteers to arrive by 11 a.m. and commit to 3 hours of work so we can carpool to the evacuation area. Volunteers are also needed other days of the week to clear out brush on the Animal Acres property. Please email us the date(s) you can join us: info [at] animalacres.org

2. We need more volunteers to serve on our EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM. ERT volunteers must commit to evacuation training sessions and/or volunteer for animal health check days so you can learn to properly move animals and become familiar with the sanctuary animals and property. ERT volunteers will also need a cell phone and should be able to respond immediately 24/7.

The next evacuation training day is September 30, 11:00 a.m. Please email us if you would like to be a part of the ERT Team: info [at] animalacres.org

DONATE TO EMERGENCY EVACUATION FUND:

Your donation to the EMERGENCY EVACUATION FUND is urgently needed. We, and our farm animal friends, are counting on you, now, more than ever. Visit http://www.animalacres.org/donate.html to make a donation and write for Emergency Evacuation Fund in the donation notes box.

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14. Stop the Poisoning of Dogs in Ethiopia

REPLY DIRECTLY TO:
Renee Kirkpatrick, raaz-k [at] airmail.net * Kerri Milam, kerrimilam [at] yahoo.com

BACKGROUND:

Animal rights group shocked at Ethiopia pre-Y2K dog purge
http://www.metimes.com/storyview.php?StoryID=20070907-115148-5817r

9/7/07, NAIROBI — An animal rights group Friday offered to help Ethiopia develop full-scale animal shelters after it threatened to kill tens of thousands of stray dogs… The Virginia-based People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) urged Addis Ababa mayor Ato Berhanu Deressa to cancel plans to poison stray dogs before the country enters the third millennium, according to its unique calendar…

In the letter to Ato Berhanu, PETA said “the plan – in response to a perceived rabies threat – is both cruel and dangerous. “PETA is offering to help Addis Ababa establish a full-service animal shelter that includes a program of compassionate euthanasia by injections of sodium pentobarbital,” it said in a statement.

Addis Ababa authorities announced plans to kill tens of thousands of stray dogs, baiting them by using meat laced with strychnine, a poison that causes intense pain and severe convulsions before resulting in death by asphyxiation. “The ill-conceived plan would also result in the unintentional and agonizing deaths of countless other animals, including birds and mammals who might feed on the poisoned dog carcasses,” the statement said.

The Ethiopian capital is awaiting tens of thousands of visitors for lavish celebrations, which come seven years after the rest of the world marked the entry into the third millennium.

CONTACT INFORMATION TO PROTEST:

Humane Society International has an easy form you can send to the mayor of Addis Ababa, asking him to implement humane and effective alternatives to controlling the street dog population:

https://community.hsus.org/campaign/ethiopia_dogs?rk=ydLEt4F1bV1QW

UPDATE + ADDITIONAL CONTACT INFORMATION TO PROTEST:

9/6/07, from Kerri Milam, kerrimilam [at] yahoo.com — There is evidence the killing may have started. A few dogs found dead in a busy intersection, one had blood coming out of his mouth. I do not know if they are testing the waters or this is coincidental, but I don’t think it was unintentional. We now need to pressure the government before they start a full blown killing spree. One way is to try to get the state department to react. It might be worthwhile contacting the Ethiopian embassies in London, Rome, New Dehli, Frankfurt etc.. If anyone calls the state department, ask for the Ethiopian desk and ask them to intervene. The American Ambassador in Ethiopia is very sympathetic towards The Homeless Animal Protection Society Of Ethiopia. A week and a half ago he visited them with his family. Marijo Gillis has put a call in to the ambassador in Ethiopia. Hopefully she will get to him.

STATE DEPARTMENT: 202-647-6473
American Embassy in Addis Ababa: 011251115174000 / After hours: 011251111242400
Please do not mention any names besides yours.

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15. Awful Spikes On Windowsills – Are They Legal?

REPLY DIRECTLY TO:
New York Bird Club, nybirdclub [at] yahoo.com

BACKGROUND:

From nybirdclub [at] yahoo.com — Please answer this question if you can… Are the awful spikes that people put on windowsills in NYC [to eliminate bird perching] legal or illegal? I had written to the ASPCA about this, but I did not get an answer. I also gave them the address of a building which has these spikes on the sills.

CONTACT INFORMATION TO RESPOND:
View Thread:
http://www.websitetoolbox.com/tool/post/luciedove/vpost?id=2096606

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16. Support Go Vegan Radio Show on Air America Radio

REPLY DIRECTLY TO:
Veda Stram, veda [at] animalsvoice.com

BACKGROUND:

From veda [at] animalsvoice.com — Please (!!!) lend financial support to have a vegan, animal rights radio show on Air America Radio and XM Satellite! http://www.airamerica.com/

“GO VEGAN with BOB LINDEN”…The Planet’s First Vegan Radio Show in Mainstream Media Now Becomes the First Major Network Vegan Program! Visit this link to hear past shows: http://www.goveganradio.com/

Animal Liberation and Animal Rights, Human Health, Vegetarianism and Food, Environment, Compassion, Justice, Peace… Animal Rights for the masses on Air America Radio is our opportunity to reach millions with the vegan message, the message of kindness to animals.

CONTACT INFORMATION TO DONATE:

Donate using the link below to be part of raising the $200,000 annual production/distribution expenses to be on Air America Radio:
http://www.goveganradio.com/veg/1004/Donate.htm

Or send your tax-deductible donation to:
GO VEGAN RADIO * c/o International Humanities Center
PO Box 923 * Malibu, CA 90265

GO VEGAN RADIO is a project of 501c3 International Humanities Center. For more information about donating and about advertising, contact Bob Linden directly at: MeatFreeAmerica [at] yahoo.com or 818-623-6477

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17. Shame On Amazon.com For Supporting Bloodsports

REPLY DIRECTLY TO:
Forwarded By: Linda Furness, linda.furness1 [at] btinternet.com
Original Message: gadove2003 [at] juno.com

BACKGROUND:

From gadove2003 [at] juno.com — Please let Amazon.com know they can’t keep your business and sell animal fighting magazines!

CONTACT INFORMATION TO PROTEST:
EMAIL AMAZON DIRECT:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/contact-us/general-questions.html
Use “order number”: 3 digits – (dash) 7 digits – (dash) 7 digits (I just made mine up.)
CALL AMAZON:
1-800-201-7575
HSUS also has a campaign in conjunction with the Michael Vick case:
https://community.hsus.org/campaign/US_2007_amazon_fighting3/forward/wdiw7xx4938m8bn

SAMPLE LETTER FROM Amanda Prentice, gadove2003 [at] juno.com

Mr. Jeffrey Bezos, Amazon.com, Inc.
1200 12th Avenue S., Suite 1200 * Seattle, WA 98144

Dear Mr. Bezos,

I’m disgusted to hear a company the caliber of Amazon.com sells Animal Fighting Literature. I bought my copy of “Elephants Cry”, “Marley”, “The Good, good, pig”, and many other family and animal friendly books there.

I’ll boycott Amazon until this is abolished. How dare you pander to a criminal, underground, inhumane segment of society? Where are your morals?

I love books that are controversial, but I don’t condone you selling promotion of animal cruelty to make what? Extra money? Amazon is big enough and rich enough to do without this segment of society’s money. I’ll drive to other book stores until Amazon stops this permanently. Shame on you.

Sincerely, Amanda Prentice
12345 Dove Road * Atlanta, GA 30030

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18. Vivisection Through A Beagle’s Eyes

REPLY DIRECTLY TO:
Shannon Morgan, fortheanimals [at] yahoo.com

9/5/07, from Shannon Morgan, fortheanimals [at] yahoo.com — Dear Kinship Circle, I get your organization through a friend and she suggested that I forward a poem to you. It’s about vivisection through a beagle’s eyes. If you like it, feel free to print it. You all do a FANTASTIC job!

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WHAT ELSE CAN I DO?

I’m so very lonely in here
This cage is so small and cold
I have nothing to play with, no one to hold

I long for a friend, some kind of affection
But I get only pain, no kind of protection

I wag my tail as you walk by me
Hoping you’ll actually touch me
But you keep on walking; you don’t see me

The man in the white coat approaches my cage
He grabs my neck and I scream in fear
His face is red; he is enraged
He hits my face and shouts “Shut up! Come here!”

I am filled with terror and fear

What else can I do?
The man in the white coat and you strap me in the chair
The pain inflicted on me will be too much to bear

I’m shaking and crying and hit again
The man in the white coat picks up a knife
He cuts into my flesh; I’m afraid for my life

I receive not even sedation
As he performs his cruel operation

He’s laughing now, he enjoys his work
In his sick mind, the torture’s a perk

STOP IT PLEASE STOP IT! It hurts too much!
I try to be quiet, lest I be punched

What else can I do?
I remember my home before this place
There I was loved, played with and KISSED on the face

How did I end up in this torture chamber?
There’s no one here now to keep me from danger

Thrown back in my concrete cage in pain
I try to be brave and silent again

You walk by later and I wag my tail
Only slightly this time and I’ve ceased to wail

What else can I do?

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