Kinship Circle: OCT. KC DIGEST – Killing JFK Cats, Shot Iraq Dog, Petitions… (Parts 1 & 2)

November 1st, 2007 9:53 pm by Kelly Garbato

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
Date: Oct 29, 2007 11:40 PM
Subject: #1: OCT. KC DIGEST – Killing JFK Cats, Shot Iraq Dog, Petitions…

KINSHIP CIRCLE PRIMARY – PERMISSION TO CROSS-POST AS WRITTEN

10/29/07
PART 1: OCTOBER KC DIGEST – Alerts From Members

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

PART 1: October KC Digest
1. Extermination Of JFK Airport Cats Begins Today! (10/29)
2. PETITIONS & ONLINE CAMPAIGNS, part 1
3. CHINA: Cruel Animal Olympics Start Again
4. Miami-Dade Police Officer Accused Of Killing K-9 Partner
5. Groundbreaking Effort for Farm Animals Underway in California
6. American Soldier Shoots Yet Another Poor Dog In Iraq?
7. “REACH” To Test 30,000 Chemicals On Millions Of Animals

PART 2: October KC Digest
SENT IN SEPARATE EMAIL
If you did NOT get PART 2, request it: kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
8. PETITIONS & ONLINE CAMPAIGNS, part 2
9. Ensure Vick’s Dogs Are Spared, As Promised
10. Protest Dog Starved To Death For Art Show
11. Best Friends Religious Summit
12. Join The Thankful Turkeys Celebration
13. Help Benevolent Society For Animals In Ghana
14. Seal “Ambassador” Killed By Marine & Coastal Management

=================================

1. Extermination Of JFK Airport Cats Begins Today! (10/29)

ALERT FROM / REPLY TO:
Bryan Kortis, Neighborhood Cats, Brykort [at] cs.com, 212-662-5761, headcat [at] neighborhoodcats.org
Carl Simonsen, boardwalkcats [at] webtv.net

BACKGROUND:

10/29/07, from headcat [at] neighborhoodcats.org — New York, PORT AUTHORITY REJECTS PUBLIC OUTCRY AND BEGINS EXTERMINATION OF JFK CATS. Despite an avalanche of criticism from thousands of outraged members of the public, the Port Authority of NY and NJ began trapping feral cats at JFK Airport over this past weekend with the plan of exterminating them. Rescuers were barred from feeding or rescuing cats and were threatened with arrest by USDA wildlife officials. In addition, a Port Authority spokesman admitted to the NY Post his agency had lied when telling the public last Friday the cats would all be adopted into good homes. The NY Post confirmed the cats would be put down immediately instead… [SEE TALKING POINTS, BELOW]

Kinship Circle - 2007-10-29 - 01 - Extermination Of JFK Airport Cats

PHOTO: A number of rescue groups have been sneaking onto airport grounds to feed as well as spay and neuter the cats, but the Port Authority has been cracking down on them lately. Some groups have rescued kittens from the colony (the pictures above are of two of them); the hope is that the feral kittens will be socialized enough for adoption.
http://gothamist.com/2007/10/26/claiming_danger.php

CONTACT INFORMATION TO PROTEST:

Demand Port Authority suspend the trapping immediately and meet with representatives of the NYC Feral Cat Initiative and the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals to come up with a humane, effective feral cat management plan.

Anthony Shorris, Executive Director, Port Authority of NY and NJ:
212-435-7271 * ashorris [at] panynj.gov
Shawn Larenti, Director, Government and Community Relations Dept.
Port Authority of NY and NJ: 212-435-6903 * slarenti [at] panynj.gov
Charles E. Meara, NYC Community Relations Dept.
Port Authority of NY and NJ: 917-596-0492 * cmeara [at] panynj.gov
Port Authority Corporate Headquarters: 212-435-7000 (get a live person on
the line and demand to speak to someone about the JFK situation)
Public Affairs, Port Authority: 212 435-7777
Susan Baer, General Manager, JFK Airport: 718-244-3501 * sbaer [at] panynj.gov
Laura Francoeur, Aeronautical Services, Airport Operations Division:
718-244-3773 * fax: 718-244-3777 * lfrancoe [at] panynj.gov

TALKING POINTS: From Neighborhood Cats, headcat [at] neighborhoodcats.org

LIE #1: “The cats will all be adopted into good homes.”
THE TRUTH: Feral cats are unadoptable and usually are immediately put down when brought to shelters, as Port Authority plans to do. Port Authority ADMITTED LYING to the public about this in the NY Post article, “Frequent Liars”, published Saturday, October 27, 2007.

LIE #2: “Feeding cats attracts seagulls and birds are an aviation threat.”
THE TRUTH: Seagulls are at the airport because JFK is NEAR THE OCEAN! And because tons of trash is strewn about airport grounds. There is not enough cat food to attract large numbers of birds and there is no food left anyway when the cats finish eating. Cats hunt birds, they don’t attract them. There is ZERO evidence proving a link between the presence of cats at an airport and an aviation risk. DON’T BE GULL-IBLE!

LIE #3: “We can achieve a cat-free airport.”
THE TRUTH: You can’t wipe out the presence of feral cats in a 5000 acre area where new, unneutered cats are constantly abandoned or lost and then reproduce, and where food sources are plentiful. Only Trap-Neuter-Return can, over time, reduce numbers. The Port Authority’s extermination effort is futile and will only result in new furry faces, not fewer.

REFERENCES:

FUR FLIES AT JFK, ACTIVISTS OUTRAGED AS AIRPORT EVICTS CATS

JFK feral-cat roundup elicits yowls of protest

JFK feral-cat roundup elicits yowls of protest

Stray Cat Blues: Port Authority Traps Cats at JFK

Port Authority Plans to Exterminate JFK Airport Cats

Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals

Neighborhood Cats

TNR GROUNDED AT JFK!

=================================

2. PETITIONS & ONLINE CAMPAIGNS, part 1

* KOREA: Stop Eating Cats And Dogs
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/443306262

Kinship Circle - 2007-10-29 - 02 - Korea - Stop Eating Cats And Dogs

Kinship Circle - 2007-10-29 - 03 - Korea - Stop Eating Cats And Dogs

PHOTOS: Stop Korean government’s new attempt to legalize dog and cat meat. All names acquired will double the enforcement of animal lovers uniting together to save the lives of the innocent.

* Tell Chocolate-Maker Mars Inc. to Drop Deadly Animal Tests! [prewritten web letter]
http://getactive.peta.org/campaign/mars_animal_tests

* COSTA RICA: Protest “Artist” Who Slowly Killed Dog For His Art Show
http://www.petitiononline.com/13031953/petition.html

* Save Chimpanzees from the Bushmeat Trade!
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/533495552

* PORTUGAL: No More Crimes Without Punishment
http://www.manifestoanimal.org/index.php?lang=en

* ITALY: Petition To Ban Fur Farming
http://www.oipa.org/public/fur/petition.php

* Remove Judge Preston Dean: He Let Michael Welch Go Free After Killing Dusty With Ball Bat
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/341804350#body

* IRELAND: Ban Fox & Stag Hunting Cruelty
http://www.banfoxhuntingcrueltyireland.com/petition.htm

* Police Officer Accused of Killing K-9 Partner

* Stop the Transport of Horses for Slaughter
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/stop-the-transport-of-horses-for-slaughter

* ALABAMA BEATEN AND BURNED PUPPY NEEDS JUSTICE
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/alabama-beaten-and-burnt-puppy-needs-justice

* Urge U.S. Congress to support the Federal Dog Protection Act
http://go.care2.com/helpdogs

* PORTUGAL: For a Modern, Effective, Progressist and Fair Animal Protection Code
http://www.gopetition.com/online/14056.html

* ROMANIA: Shelter For Zoo Animals Who Cannot Be Rehomed
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/shelter-for-zoo-animals-who-cannot-be-r

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

* Cocker Spaniel’s Head Smashed – Used Dog As Punching Bag
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/764123453

* Prosecute Woman Who Abused This Boxer Dog To The Fullest!
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/prosecute-the-woman-who-abused-this-boxer-dog-to-the-fullest

=================================

3. CHINA: Cruel Animal Olympics Start Again

ALERT FROM / REPLY TO:
mentayflor [at] ciudad.com.ar * thesmophoros [at] yahoo.de

BACKGROUND:

A chimpanzee performs weightlifting during an animal Olympics organized to attract the National Day holidays crowd at a safari in southwestern China’s Chongqing municipality Monday, Oct. 1, 2007. Last year, the Shanghai zoo canceled a similar show dubbed the “Animal Olympics” that sparked accusations of cruelty from animal welfare groups…

KINSHIP CIRCLE REFERENCE:

10/8/06: Chinese Animal Olympics Sparks Worldwide Rage
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/letter_library/letter.asp?LetterID=1579&seriesfirst=true

CONTACT INFORMATION TO PROTEST:

embchina [at] data.net.mx, embchina [at] andinet.com, embcnven [at] cantv.net, chinaemb-es [at] mfa.gov.cn, chinaemb-es [at] mfa.gov.cn, webmaster [at] mfa.gov.cn, chinaemb_de [at] mfa.gov.cn, chinaemb_pt [at] mfa.gov.cn, chinaemb_au [at] mfa.gov.cn, EMBCHINAARGENTINA [at] HOTMAIL.COM, embcnven [at] cantv.net, embchina [at] adinet.com.uy, chinaemb_it [at] mfa.gov.cn, chinaemb_yu [at] mfa.gov.cn, chinaemb_uk [at] mfa.gov.cn, WEBMASTER [at] CHINA-EMBASSY.ORG, 2008 [at] beijing-olympic.org.cn, bj2008 [at] bnii.gov.cn, English [at] mail.gov.cn, public [at] china-commerce.org.uk, press [at] chinese-embassy.org.uk, culturaloffice [at] chinese-embassy.org.uk, editor [at] chengdu.gov.cn, English [at] mail.gov.cn, cqgov [at] .cq.gov.cn, zidonghua [at] cq.gov.cn, webmaster [at] mail.cctv.com, michael [at] nic.cctv.com, english_mail [at] xinhuanet.com

SAMPLE LETTER:
From coolwater4animals [at] yahoo.ca

Dear Ambassador Lu,

Today, I received the attached photos which were taken during an “Animal Olympics” organized to entertain the National Day holiday crowd at a safari in southwestern China’s Chongqing municipality on Monday, October 1, 2007. Yet last year, the Shanghai zoo canceled a similar show that sparked accusations of cruelty from animal welfare groups.

With my knowledge of animal behaviour, it is obvious to me the actions these animals are being forced to perform are extremely contrary to their normal behaviours. They are also most surely under constant stress having been removed from their natural environments and denied natural behaviours and their own social groups. And in most cases they would be suffering tremendous fear having been subjected to torturous treatments in order to repeatedly perform these absurd, out of character “tricks”.

I am outraged that, in this day and age, ANY animal is exploited, be it in your country or mine. Whether for our consumption as food or for our mere entertainment, I feel ALL animal exploitation is wrong and a crime against Nature. Animals deserve more respect than to suffer under such indignities!

I hold all Governments of the world have an implicit duty to educate the general public as to these horrific wrongs, enact laws and enforce strong penalties against this man-handling, and to teach compassion and respect for ALL Nature. I appeal to you to carry this message home to China as well.

Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to your reply.

Sincerely, Your Name – Your Country

=================================

4. Miami-Dade Police Officer Accused Of Killing K-9 Partner

ALERT FROM / REPLY TO:
Janice, The Grinning Doggy, thegrinningdoggy [at] gmail.com
info [at] idausa.org * 415-388-9641
http://ga0.org/indefenseofanimals/notice-description.tcl?newsletter_id=10493728

BACKGROUND:

UPDATE: The trial has been postponed until Dec. 17, 2007 at which time I believe it will be continued again due to the Holidays. Cockfield has been terminated until sentencing. Assuming he’ll be found guilty, he won’t ever get his job back. He will never work with animals again. The other officers did not stand there doing nothing, in the reporters words. It happened so fast that Duke was down before anyone could get to him. He was immediately scooped into a cruiser and taken to the emergency hospital but he could not be revived. Six of ten officers were close enough to witness the entire thing and turned Cockfield in, which is never done to a superior officer…

ORIGINAL: Sergeant Allen Cockfield of the Miami-Dade Police Department was recently charged with felony animal cruelty charges for allegedly kicking his K-9 partner Duke to death during an obedience training exercise. The reason, according to an anonymous witness: Duke barked when he wasn’t supposed to, so Cockfield hoisted the four-year-old German shepherd by the leash around his neck and repeatedly kicked him in a fit of rage until he lost consciousness. Duke reportedly died later at a veterinary clinic from injuries sustained during the attack.

The Miami-Dade Police Department suspended Cockfield from duty without pay, and opened an internal affairs investigation of his violent actions. After his arrest, Cockfield was released on bail. Miami-Dade police told reporters that Cockfield, a veteran of the force with 27 years experience, is a model officer…and no history of disciplinary problems. However, with more than two decades of K-9 training under his belt, it is possible this is just the first time this loose cannon got caught for abusing an animal.

CONTACT INFORMATION TO PROTEST:

Katherine Fernandez-Rundle, Felony Prosecutions & Administration, E.R.
Graham Building * 1350 N.W. 12 Ave. * Miami, Florida 33136
Please call or write to the state attorney asking her to push for the maximum with NO plea deals that will allow Sergeant Allen Cockfield to get his pension and retirement benefits.

Isis Perez, Public Corruption Unit
1350 N.W. 12th Avenue * Miami, FL 33136-2111 * ph: 305-547-0664
Write or call prosecuting attorney Isis Perez and politely ask that she seek the maximum penalty in the case against Cockfield.

=================================

5. Groundbreaking Effort for Farm Animals Underway in California

ALERT FROM / REPLY TO:
Julie Janovsky, Director of Campaigns, Farm Sanctuary
http://www.farmsanctuary.org * 301-654-2903 * jjanovsky [at] farmsanctuary.org

Kinship Circle - 2007-10-29 - 04 - Farm Sanctuary

BACKGROUND:

Farm Sanctuary, in conjunction with Humane Society of the U.S., launched a groundbreaking ballot initiative effort to outlaw some of the most inhumane farm animal confinement systems in the state: veal crates for baby calves, gestation crates for mother pigs and battery cages for laying hens.

On October 1, 2007 citizens throughout the state began a massive effort to gather the 650,000 signatures needed to qualify the Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act — http://www.humanecalifornia.org/ — for placement on the September 2008 California ballot. Volunteers have only about five months to complete their signature-gathering efforts to achieve this goal…

Why California? Polling has consistently shown most Americans oppose the cruelty of veal crates, gestation crates and battery cages, yet it is
extremely difficult to convince the legislature to pass laws banning these confinement systems, thanks to the influence that huge factory farming corporations exert over many legislative offices. The ballot initiative system allows citizens to place an issue on the ballot for a vote directly by the people… California is the largest agricultural state in the U.S. — providing us with an excellent opportunity to save millions of animals a year from extreme, gratuitous suffering…

CONTACT INFORMATION TO HELP CALIF. CAMPAIGN:

CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS:
Volunteer to collect signatures.
http://www.humanecalifornia.org/volunteer/index.php

NON-CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS:
Forward this email to all your friends and family members who live in California.

=================================

6. American Soldier Shoots Yet Another Poor Dog In Iraq?

ALERT FROM / REPLY TO:
mentayflor [at] ciudad.com.ar * sb299871 [at] skynet.be

DOG SHOT IN THE ASS / 00:28 Van: MaxPayneRTC / Aantal keren bekeken: 9699
http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=OasEHR5Ije0

BACKGROUND:

KINSHIP CIRCLE DISCLAIMER! We do NOT know the year or military affiliation behind this video. It was forwarded to us. A U.S. soldier shoots a dog who is no apparent threat to him. This dog is a DIFFERENT one from a previous video circulating the internet. Whether the video is recent or old, the message is still the same: The U.S. military needs to respect life and NEVER randomly kill the innocent, whether civilians or animals.

Kinship Circle - 2007-10-29 - 05 - American Soldier Shoots Yet Another Poor Dog In Iraq

Kinship Circle - 2007-10-29 - 06 - American Soldier Shoots Yet Another Poor Dog In Iraq

PHOTOS: Stills extracted from internet video
http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=OasEHR5Ije0

Kinship Circle - 2007-10-29 - 08 - American Soldier Shoots Yet Another Poor Dog In Iraq

Kinship Circle - 2007-10-29 - 07 - American Soldier Shoots Yet Another Poor Dog In Iraq

WRITING TIPS / PAST SAMPLE LETTER:

KINSHIP CIRCLE REFERENCE:
1/19/07: Latest Casualty: Soldiers Torment Crippled Dog In Iraq
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/letter_library/letter.asp?LetterID=1626&seriesfirst=true

NOTE: Do NOT reference “a CD discovered in Baghdad’s Green Zone depicts what appear to be U.S. soldiers forcefully pitching rocks at a dog with a spinal deformity,” which refers to a previous VIDEO — not the one in this alert. The rest of the sample letter is usable.

CONTACT INFORMATION TO COMMENT:

Contact U.S. Department of Defense officials and ask them to make regulatory changes regarding animals in war zones. Specifically, urge the DOD to institute these policies:
• Insert and enforce an anti-cruelty clause in the Universal Code of Military Justice.
• Utilize non-lethal vaccination programs to cope with rabies concerns in Iraq or other countries.
• Implement an adoption system that lets soldiers bring vetted pets back to the U.S. with them.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
SOURCE: http://www.defenselink.mil/faq/pis/dod_addresses.html

WEB COMMENT FORM: http://www.defenselink.mil/faq/comment.html
Dr. Robert M. Gates, Secretary of Defense
1000 Defense Pentagon * Washington, DC 20301-1000

Gordon R. England, Deputy Secretary of Defense
1010 Defense Pentagon * Washington, DC 20301-1010

Kenneth J. Krieg, Under Secretary of Defense
3010 Defense Pentagon * Washington, DC 20301-3010

David S. C. Chu, Under Secretary of Defense
4000 Defense Pentagon * Washington, DC 20301-4000

Eric S. Edelman, Under Secretary of Defense
2000 Defense Pentagon * Washington, DC 20301-2000

Tina Jonas, Under Secretary of Defense
1100 Defense Pentagon * Washington, DC 20301-1100

http://www.defenselink.mil/faq/comment.html

At his link, the DOD answers the question, “Will the Department of Defense change regulations and policies, as they pertain to animal abuse,
vaccination and adoption of stray animals in Iraq?” If you believe DOD’s response isn’t good enough, be sure to send them comments!

=================================

7. “REACH” To Test 30,000 Chemicals On Millions Of Animals

ALERT FROM / REPLY TO:
Tony Gallett, tony.gal001 [at] ntlworld.com

BACKGROUND:

Animal Testing & The European Parliament: A new European Chemical Testing Policy called REACH has now been finalised by the European Union. Under these proposals 30,000 Chemicals of every kind — from those used in industrial processes to the ingredients of consumer products — will be tested on millions of animals from mice to fish to dogs…

Because of this reliance on outdated animal techniques, reliable and relevant information will not be provided and our safety will not be assured. This is URGENT because testing has now started. If you believe that REACH should make more use of alternative testing to test 30,000 chemicals that have been in general use since before 1985 then please take action now.

CONTACT INFORMATION TO PROTEST:

EUROPEAN CITIZENS:
Contact local papers and your MEP asking them to promote the development of humane non-animal testing methods under the REACH legislation, which is the best hope we have for sparing animals the misery of a testing lab. Contact details of your MEPs: http://www.europarl.europa.eu

NON-EUROPEAN CITIZENS:
Tell all colleagues and friends in the UK and Europe about REACH. Write to your own local papers to inform others about what is going on in Europe.

REFERENCES:

REACH: The World’s biggest ever animal testing programme
http://www.navs.org.uk/media_centre/35/0/823/

What Is REACH?
http://ec.europa.eu/environment/chemicals/reach/reach_intro.htm

EU Regulation for the Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals – REACH
http://www.eceae.org/english/chemicals.html

BUAV
http://www.buav.org

=================================

EACH MONTHLY 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

***************************************************

GET COOL CLOTHES – http://www.kinshipcircle.org/store/

Kinship Circle - Get Cool Clothes 01

Kinship Circle - Get Cool Clothes 02

Kinship Circle is a nonprofit organization serving the animal advocacy community. Donations fund the literature, website, research/campaigns,
educational outreach, and animal disaster aid networking — that let YOU take action for animals. DONATE: http://www.kinshipcircle.org/donation/

BEAR WITNESS. SPEAK. DEMAND. ACT.
Action Campaigns I Literature I Voice For Animals
Nonprofit working in animal protection/cruelty + animal disaster relief campaigns
info [at] kinshipcircle.org or kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
http://www.KinshipCircle.org * http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters/

*******************************************************

UNSUBSCRIBE:
* NEVER USE YOUR JUNK FILTER. Don’t ruin KC list for others!
* Select a Kinship Circle ALERT received in your mailbox.
* Hit “FORWARD”
* Enter kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net and send. [Type UNSUBSCRIBE in your subject line].
* Make sure the “To” line from our original alert is in your email, LIKE THIS:
—–Original Message—–
From: Kinship Circle
Sent: Monday, April 10, 2006 11:34 AM
To: 7. KINSHIP CIRLE
Subject: LETTER/ Costco Brings Back Baby Seal Oil Capsules

*******************************************************

SUBSCRIBE:
1. Kinship Circle Primary: subscribe [at] kinshipcircle.org
Action campaigns on animal cruelty issues worldwide
TELL US: SUBSCRIBE TO KINSHIP CIRCLE PRIMARY

2. Kinship Circle Animal Disaster Relief: kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
Animal rescue coordination/news in disasters + companion animal alerts
TELL US: SUBSCRIBE TO KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER RELIEF
IF YOU ARE A RESIDENT OF Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida or Texas

*******************************************************

*DISCLAIMER: The information in these alerts is verified with the original source. Kinship Circle does not assume responsibility for the accuracy of the information or for the consequences of its use. Nothing in this email is intended to encourage illegal action in whatever country you are reading it in. Kinship Circle does not engage in, nor support, any form of harassment or unlawful activity. Nothing in this alert serves to promote such conduct.

*Kinship Circle cannot guarantee the validity of email addresses. During a campaign, recipients may change or disable their email addresses.

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
Date: Oct 29, 2007 11:40 PM
Subject: #2: OCT. KC DIGEST – Vick’s Dogs, Starved For Art, Thankful Turkeys…

KINSHIP CIRCLE PRIMARY – PERMISSION TO CROSS-POST AS WRITTEN

10/29/07
PART 2: OCTOBER KC DIGEST – Alerts From Members

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

PART 2: October KC Digest
8. PETITIONS & ONLINE CAMPAIGNS, part 2
9. Ensure Vick’s Dogs Are Spared, As Promised
10. Protest Dog Starved To Death For Art Show
11. Best Friends Religious Summit
12. Join The Thankful Turkeys Celebration
13. Help Benevolent Society For Animals In Ghana
14. Seal “Ambassador” Killed By Marine & Coastal Management

PART 1: October KC Digest
SENT IN SEPARATE EMAIL
If you did NOT get PART 2, request it: kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
1. Extermination Of JFK Airport Cats Begins Today! (10/29)
2. PETITIONS & ONLINE CAMPAIGNS, part 1
3. CHINA: Cruel Animal Olympics Start Again
4. Miami-Dade Police Officer Accused Of Killing K-9 Partner
5. Groundbreaking Effort for Farm Animals Underway in California
6. American Soldier Shoots Yet Another Poor Dog In Iraq?
7. “REACH” To Test 30,000 Chemicals On Millions Of Animals

====================================

8. PETITIONS & ONLINE CAMPAIGNS, part 2

Kinship Circle - 2007-10-29 - 09 - Stop Horse Fighting

* KOREA, CHINA, PHILIPINES: Stop Horse Fighting
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/stop-horse-fighting-in-korea-china-phillipines

PHOTO: Mostly illegal horse fighting still thrives in countries like the Philippines, Indonesia, China and South Korea. Brutal and inhumane, these spectacles can be anything from featured events in annual fiestas and thanksgiving festivals to scrappy local events for the purposes of an afternoon’s gambling and entertainment, or to honor a special guest. Horse fighting takes place in city stadiums or abandoned playing fields in remote villages and provinces. In more highly populated areas they may also be conducted at a local racetrack.

* SPAIN: Barbarous dog pound in Cadiz, Spain
http://www.petitiononline.com/perrera/petition.html

* All Life Is Sacred
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/all-life-is-sacred

* Tell Coach House Gifts to End the Sale of Live Animals [prewritten web letter]
http://getactive.peta.org/campaign/coach_house_gifts

* ‘Bambi Butchers’ Horror [prewritten web letter]
http://getactive.peta.org/campaign/p2_bambi_butchers?c=918

* Teens Despicable Act Of Torturing Pup To Death
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/petition/699548452

* A Barbarous Dog Pound – Sign The Petition!
http://www.petitiononline.com/perrera/petition.html

* Petition for the San Bernardino Pit Bulls
http://www.petitiononline.com/sbdogs/petition.html

* End Whaling — Now !
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/194508729

* Help Revoke Makah Whaling Rights
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/2/help-revoke-makah-whaling-rights

* CHINA: Boycott China! End Its Animal Terror
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/395884823

* EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: Ban Bestiality
http://www.petitiononline.com/Beast999/petition.html

* MEXICO: Extreme Animal Cruelty At San Bernabe Market
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/423921708

* 2012 Olympic Site Cats at risk of Starvation and Death
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/2/2012-olympic-site-cats-at-risk-of-starvation-and-death

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

* End Animal Suffering Worldwide – Sign Petition Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare!
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/458691259?z00m=10461904

====================================

9. Ensure Vick’s Dogs Are Spared, As Promised
ALERT FROM / REPLY TO:
Wayne Johnson Ph.D., Coalition to Save The Vick Dogs, seiku [at] tmail.com

BACKGROUND:

The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia has announced the appointment of Valparaiso (Indiana) University Animal Law
Professor Rebecca J. Huss as the Guardian/Special Master for the 49 dogs forfeited to the United States in the Michael Vick matter. We congratulate Professor Huss and Valparaiso on this appointment. However, in the October 17 press release there is a worrisome sentence: “Some of the dogs may be permanently placed however others may be euthanized to protect the public and other dogs.” As you know the team of experts assembled by the ASPCA recommended that 48 of the 49 remaining dogs displayed temperaments which would allow them to be placed in law enforcement sanctuaries or foster care.

CONTACT INFORMATION TO PROTEST:

Professor Rebecca J. Huss: Rebecca.Huss [at] valpo.edu
Please email Professor Huss and ask her to fully accept the findings of the ASPCA review panel. Remember these dogs currently belong to all of us. Or as the U.S. Attorney said: “They are property of the United States of America.”

REFERENCES:
Animal rescue groups urged to help Vick’s dogs
http://www.post-trib.com/news/622900,vickdogs.article

KINSHIP CIRCLE REFERENCES:
10/2/07: Vick’s Dogs – Clemency For All But One
(not yet available on Kinship Circle website)
8/28/07: Salvation For Vick’s Dogs?
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/letter_library/letter.asp?LetterID=1676&seriesfirst=true
[RELIEF GLOBAL] Sick Vick Updates & Feedback
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters/relief/07-08-21.html#7
8/19/07: No Deal For Sick Vick’s Dogfighting Crimes
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/letter_library/letter.asp?LetterID=1672&seriesfirst=true
8/2/07: Michael Vick Dogfighting Files: Action & Updates
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/letter_library/letter.asp?LetterID=1668&seriesfirst=true

====================================

10. Protest Dog Starved To Death For Art Show

ALERT FROM / REPLY TO:
mentayflor [at] ciudad.com.ar

BACKGROUND:

WSPA press release: http://wspa.or.cr/news.asp?newsID=94

This is the translation to the petition (sorry for my English but may be this info is useful): An artist from Costa Rica named Guillermo Vargas, known as Habakkuk, is involved in a big controversy because of the death of a street dog in Exhibit No. 1 shows that took place last August in Managua (Nicaragua). Defenders of animals in Costa Rica learned of his work through a blog yesterday and accused him of cruelty…

What we saw in Managua. As part of his presentation, the artist showed to the viewer a street dog weak, sick and hungry tied to the corner of the room. He captured the animal in a poor district of Managua. The dog died the day after the exhibition, as was confirmed to La Nación by Marta Leonor Gonzalez, editor of the cultural supplement of La Prensa in Nicaragua.

The exhibition also included, written with dog food, “You are what you read,” as well as an audio with the Sandinista anthem, photos and a burner, which burned 175 rocks of crack cocaine and an ounce of marijuana.

Habakkuk said his work was a tribute to Natividad Canda, Nicaraguan who died after being attacked by two dogs in a workshop in Carthage. “I won’t say whether it is true or not that the dog died. The important thing was the hypocrisy of people: an animal thus becomes the focus of attention when you put in a place where people go to see art but not when he is on the street died of hunger…” He added: “Nobody came to free the dog nor given food or called the police. Nobody did anything.” When questioned about whether or not fed to the animal, the artist refused to respond…

Several advocates of animal rights repudiated the work of Habakkuk, disqualified him as a work of art and suggested the artist be excluded from Bienal centroamericana Honduras 2008, because he will be one of the six representatives of the country. “I was shocked when I see he promotes cruelty to animals in a work of art,” said Gina Malavassi, animals defender.

Jose Morales, vice president of the Unidad Especial de Protección y Rescate Animal, said, “The dog was tied and without food; I do not understand in what head it is art…”

CONTACT INFORMATION TO PROTEST:

webmaster [at] mhcp.gob.ni, fruiz [at] intur.gob.ni, Administrador [at] csj.gob.ni, webmaster [at] correo.asamblea.gob.ni, info [at] cse.gob.ni, info [at] embanic.org, nicaragua [at] oea.org, mission.nicaragua [at] ties.itu.int, Embanic-Bonn [at] t-online.de, roger.guevara.mena [at] skynet.be, embanic [at] tsai.es, embanic [at] wxs.nl, embanic [at] prodigy.net.mx, nicaragua [at] un.int, despachoemb [at] embanic.org, embanic [at] overnet.com.ar, faoprnic [at] tin.it, haroldrivas [at] embanic.org, ministerio [at] sdp.gob.hn, presidente [at] casapres.go.cr, mjimenez [at] rree.go.cr, auditoria [at] poder-judicial.go.cr

====================================

11. Best Friends Religious Summit

ALERT FROM / REPLY TO:
Janice Fredericks, godscre [at] msn.com

INVITATION:

You are cordially invited to a signing ceremony of a religious proclamation in support of animal compassion… Presented by an alliance of religious leaders representing faith traditions worldwide.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Cannon Caucus Room (Third Floor) * Cannon House Office Building
Independence Avenue and New Jersey Avenue, S.E. * Washington, DC 20515

Please join us in this groundbreaking event as religious leaders issue calls to action for people of faith to reject animal cruelty in all its forms and embrace kindness to animals as a core spiritual value.

PLEASE RSVP TO:
krish [at] bestfriends.org * 435-691-0250
Event sponsored by Best Friends Animal Society, http://www.bestfriends.org
Please visit http://www.network.bestfriends.org/religion

====================================

12. Join The Thankful Turkeys Celebration
ALERT FROM / REPLY TO:
Lorri Bauston, info [at] laanimalalliance.com

INVITATION:
Thankful Turkeys Celebration
Animal Acres Farmed Animal Sanctuary – Los Angeles, California
Saturday, November 17, Noon – 4pm
Tickets are $35 for adults and $25 for children (age 3 to 12). Children 3 and under are free. Seated is limited and early reservations are recommended (last year’s Thanksgiving celebration sold out!)

This year, join your feathered friends at Animal Acres for a unique holiday Thanksgiving celebration. Gather with fellow veg pilgrims and our feathered guests of honor (the sanctuary turkeys!) to help spread the message of compassion for ALL. The festivities will start at noon with farm tours of the sanctuary and time to meet the sanctuary cows, pigs, chickens, and other animals, while hearing about their heartwarming rescue stories.

At 1:30 pm we will gather for our “Feed the Turkey” Ceremony where it’s the turkeys turn to enjoy salad, pumpkin pie and stuffed squash! After our feathered friends are full and happy, the rest of us will enjoy a mouth-watering vegan Thanksgiving dinner catered by the ONE WORLD Restaurant (http://www.oneworldveggie.com). The menu includes their famous One World Veggie Turkey and Classic Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes and Mushroom Gravy, Hearty Autumn Vegetables, Cranberry Sauce, and Homemade Pumpkin Pie.

Animal Acres President Lorri Bauston, and other animal advocates will speak about the need to protect ALL animals from cruelty and neglect.

TO PURCHASE TICKETS:
ONLINE: http://animalacres.org/events.html
CALL: 661-269-5404
Thankful Turkey Celebration Program:
Noon – 1:30 PM: Shelter Tours
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM: Feed the Turkeys Ceremony
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM: Dinner
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Presentations

ANIMAL ACRES * 5200 Escondido Canyon Road * Acton, CA 93510
ph: 661-269-5404, fax: 661-269-0194 * email: info [at] animalacres.org
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. Thank you for your support.

====================================

13. Help Benevolent Society For Animals In Ghana

ALERT FROM / REPLY TO:
Joe Koller, Coordinator, The Benevolent Society For Animals
zerotwofour [at] hotmail.com

BACKGROUND:

My name is Joe Koller, an Animal Right Activist in Ghana. I be came an Animal Right Advocate on a visit to London in the UK 2001. I was taken a walk one morning when I came across this group of people protesting against some hunters who hunt fox as a sport.

As some one who is coming from Ghana in Africa, I have seen worst things being done to animals, So I was surprise and curious to know what was the motive and the motivation behind the protesters. So…I was briefly educated on a bit of what they stand for. Since then I see things differently.

I came back to Ghana I share my experience in London with some friends. touched about the education I had on the animals… Some of them also decided to be an Animal Right Advocates. In Ghana a lot of people have pet that take care of themselves. There are these people who have pets they don’t feed, even if they are eating and their pet come around they beat them. Some of the animals end up on the streets searching for food on their own, which some of even starve to death. And to make matters worse this stray animals are being beating also by those people on the streets. As am writing now we have over 729 stray dog and 416 stray cats on the streets…

Our name is The Benevolent Society For Animals. We have started building a pound for the stay animals, so far the project is on a hold due to short of funds. We tried raising funds locally but it seem the people are confronted with their own problems. We hear comments like, “Human beings are dying of hunger and you are here talking about animals!” Due to difficulties in raising funds locally we decided to contact you to help us by donating the little you can, to help us realize our dream of getting a pound for these animals. Also if any advice you have for us is welcome.

Kinship Circle - 2007-10-29 - 10 - Help Benevolent Society For Animals In Ghana

Kinship Circle - 2007-10-29 - 11 - Help Benevolent Society For Animals In Ghana

Kinship Circle - 2007-10-29 - 12 - Help Benevolent Society For Animals In Ghana

PHOTOS: This are pictures of some of the stray dogs. Those in the cage are those under our care, those in the room are with me in my house
and the project (shelter) we are working on for the animals.

CONTACT INFORMATION TO DONATE:
The Benevolent Society For Animals
DONATE BY MAIL (we don’t have a website yet) via Western Union transfer:
Name: The Benevolent Society For Animals
Contact Name: Joe Koller or Charles Koman.
Address: 17 Abelempke Motorway
Abelempke Accra, Ghana
Telephone: 00233 244128888

====================================

14. Seal “Ambassador” Killed By Marine & Coastal Management

ALERT FROM / REPLY TO:
Liz Nicholas, info [at] liznicholas.com
Francois Hugo Seal Alert-SA, sasealion [at] wam.co.za

Kinship Circle - 2007-10-29 - 13 - Pietie the Cape Fur Seal Bull

Kinship Circle - 2007-10-29 - 14 - Pietie the Cape Fur Seal Bull

PHOTOS: Hout Bay Harbour Landmark, Pietie the Cape Fur Seal Bull

BACKGROUND:

From sasealion [at] wam.co.za — Over the years, taking tourists to see the endangered Cape fur seals off Hout Bay has become one of the top ten attractions in the western Cape. Earning for its six big business, exclusive seal-island tour boat operators, millions in annual ticket sales.

In the past year, a very special relationship developed between a previously disadvantaged out-of-work fishermen from the local community, who is also alleged to be a known robber of the visiting tourists. Blitz, as he is known, had formed a unique relationship with one very large 300kg bull seal, whom he had befriended and nicknamed Pietie.

In official literature Marine and Coastal Management Officials claim Cape fur seals are extremely dangerous and aggressive.

Pietie, the endangered Cape fur seal bull, would wait each morning for Blitz to call him in the harbour water, where upon he would haul out on the quay-side, and proceed to Blitz. For the remainder of the morning, Pietie would allow Blitz to handle him, pull his ears, open his mouth and feed him by hand, to the delight of visiting children and tourists. Pietie even allowed Blitz to sit on his back, to the amusement of the tourists.

This bull seal was a permanent fixture on the waterfront. With Blitz, an enterprising local would take advantage of the crowds that gathered by passing a hat around and asking for money “to buy some fish for my seal.” It was a unusual relationship that worked for both man and beast…

Plans were even underway with the Community Policing Forum, where it was decided to place a fence around the bull seal, where Blitz would be the only one allowed into the fenced area to feed and love his new found seal-friend. Blitz had, thanks to Pietie the seal, finally been able to turn his life around, support his family and earn a honest living.

Sadly, officials tasked with protecting this endangered CITES-listed seal species, protected under the Seabirds and Seals Protection Act of 1973, decided to destroy this bull seal by lethal injection. This official from Marine and Coastal Management, is neither qualified as a veterinarian to administer a lethal injection nor is permitted to kill an endangered protected seal without just cause. His actions were therefore illegal.

Unfortunately for Pietie the Bull seal, he was just days away from returning to his offshore colony, where he would live-off his accumulated excess weight, to win the right to command an offshore harem of cows and begin his annual mating season. Thereafter he would moult, and in all probability return to a life on the open sea and offshore islands.

For the Seals, Francois Hugo Seal Alert-SA , 27-21-790 8774

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Pam Yako, Director General of Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism: pyako [at] deat.gov.za
Ask her to investigate the full circumstances for this illegal killing of an endangered Cape fur seal, that has become international known and famous.

Additional emails to write to, from Seal Alert-SA:
Monde Mayekiso, Mmayekiso [at] deat.gov.za
mwillemse [at] deat.gov.za
Theressa Akkers, Takkers [at] deat.gov.za
Beryl Batties, bbatties [at] deat.gov.za

====================================

EACH MONTHLY 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

**************************************************

Kinship Circle - Lauren Gazzola (1)

Modeling Kinship Circle’s Vegan Goddess:
SHAC 7 prisoner Lauren Gazzola
• Support Lauren, unjustly imprisoned: http://www.supportlauren.com/
• SHAC-USA updates, prison support for all SHAC defendants: http://shac7.com

GET COOL CLOTHES – http://www.kinshipcircle.org/store/

Kinship Circle is a nonprofit organization serving the animal advocacy community. Donations fund the literature, website, research/campaigns,
educational outreach, and animal disaster aid networking — that let YOU take action for animals. DONATE: http://www.kinshipcircle.org/donation/

BEAR WITNESS. SPEAK. DEMAND. ACT.
Action Campaigns I Literature I Voice For Animals
Nonprofit working in animal protection/cruelty + animal disaster relief campaigns
info [at] kinshipcircle.org or kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
http://www.KinshipCircle.org * http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters/

**************************************************

UNSUBSCRIBE:
* NEVER USE YOUR JUNK FILTER. Don’t ruin KC list for others!
* Select a Kinship Circle ALERT received in your mailbox.
* Hit “FORWARD”
* Enter kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net and send. [Type UNSUBSCRIBE in your subject line].
* Make sure the “To” line from our original alert is in your email, LIKE THIS:
—–Original Message—–
From: Kinship Circle
Sent: Monday, April 10, 2006 11:34 AM
To: 7. KINSHIP CIRLE
Subject: LETTER/ Costco Brings Back Baby Seal Oil Capsules

**************************************************

SUBSCRIBE:
1. Kinship Circle Primary: subscribe [at] kinshipcircle.org
Action campaigns on animal cruelty issues worldwide
TELL US: SUBSCRIBE TO KINSHIP CIRCLE PRIMARY

2. Kinship Circle Animal Disaster Relief: kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
Animal rescue coordination/news in disasters + companion animal alerts
TELL US: SUBSCRIBE TO KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER RELIEF
IF YOU ARE A RESIDENT OF Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida or Texas

**************************************************

*DISCLAIMER: The information in these alerts is verified with the original source. Kinship Circle does not assume responsibility for the accuracy of the information or for the consequences of its use. Nothing in this email is intended to encourage illegal action in whatever country you are reading it in. Kinship Circle does not engage in, nor support, any form of harassment or unlawful activity. Nothing in this alert serves to promote such conduct.

*Kinship Circle cannot guarantee the validity of email addresses. During a campaign, recipients may change or disable their email addresses.

——————————–

Tagged:

Be Sociable, Share!

Filed under , , , , , , , ,

One Response to “Kinship Circle: OCT. KC DIGEST – Killing JFK Cats, Shot Iraq Dog, Petitions… (Parts 1 & 2)”

  1. easyVegan.info » Blog Archive » True justice for Michael Vick would involve his own pit bulls ripping him limb from limb… Says:

    […] * Kinship Circle: OCT. KC DIGEST – Killing JFK Cats, Shot Iraq Dog, Petitions… (Parts 1 & 2) [Section 9, “Ensure Vick’s Dogs Are Spared, As Promised”] […]

Leave a Reply