API: Speak Up for Elephants and Other Exotic Animals; Holiday Gift Ideas

November 11th, 2007 12:05 pm by mad mags

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From: API Newsletters – donotreply [at] apiforanimals.org
Date: Nov 9, 2007 11:29 PM
Subject: Speak Up for Elephants and Other Exotic Animals, and Shop API’s eBay Auction

Alerts at a Glance:

* Do You Know Where Your Entertainment Dollars Go?
– Be sure you don’t indirectly support the mistreatment of animals in the circus, and tell Kenneth Feld you won’t support any of his shows while Feld Entertainment continues to use elephants and other exotic animals in its productions.

* Maggie the Elephant Soaks Up the California Sun
– Find out how your efforts have helped Maggie the former Alaska Zoo elephant start a new life at the PAWS sanctuary in California.

* Exclusive Designer Handbags Available Through API’s Ebay Auction
– Don’t miss your opportunity to own exquisite handbags from internationally renowned New York designers at NY Artificial.

* Other Ways to Help Animals
** Ideal Bite — A Sassier Shade of Green: Make this your greenest holiday season ever — while helping support API’s mission.

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National Alert: Do You Know Where Your Entertainment Dollars Go?

Every day, across the country, families increasingly choose entertainment that is free of animal suffering. But are you sure that you are truly making compassionate entertainment choices for your family?

Through the efforts of circus activists nationwide, many people are now aware that when they buy a ticket to a circus that includes exotic animal performers, they support the mistreatment of animals how to download from the zdf mediathek. However, what might not be known is that Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus is owned by a larger “parent” company, Feld Entertainment, Inc.

When you attend any of Feld Entertainment’s “family” of productions you indirectly support the mistreatment of animals — because the profits end up in the same place.

To be sure you and your family do not indirectly support the mistreatment of animals, make sure to check out a show’s “parent” before buying tickets. And let Kenneth Feld know that you will not support any of his shows while Feld Entertainment continues to use elephants and other exotic animals in any of its productions.

To find out more and take action on this alert, go to http://www.api4animals.org/actionalerts.php?p=1353&more=1

National Alert: Update: Maggie the Elephant Soaks Up the California Sun

Good News! On Friday, November 2, Maggie the elephant arrived at the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) in San Andreas, CA after more than 20 hours in transit from the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage.

Thank you again to all who contacted the Alaska Zoo Board earlier this year on behalf of Maggie. Your efforts have helped to bring about a wonderful success story for this elephant!

Find out more about Maggie’s journey at http://www.api4animals.org/actionalerts.php?p=1295&more=1

National Alert: Reminder: Exclusive Designer Handbags Available Through API’s Ebay Auction

Join our online auctions now for your chance to own exclusive New York style designer bags from internationally renowned New York designer NY Artificial pixlr herunterladen.

NY Artificial recently solidified its fur-free commitment by joining Consumers for a Fur Free Society. And to top it off, it has graciously donated two of its exquisite designer bags to help API raise money for our critical work on behalf of animals.

These auctions will run only through 6:00pm on Sunday, November 11, so act now to make sure you don’t miss out on this unique opportunity.

To find out more and start bidding, go to http://www.api4animals.org/actionalerts.php?p=1350&more=1

Other Ways to Help Animals: Ideal Bite

Ideal Bite is the ultimate online source for clever ideas that are good for both people and planet. With the holidays fast approaching, if you have not yet signed up to receive these daily emailed tips on food, travel, products, services, and pets — now is the time.

You’ll begin receiving great ideas to make this your greenest holiday season ever — and API will receive a donation for each new sign-up.

What are you waiting for? See what everyone is biting about today! Sign up at http://www.idealbite.com/?utm_source=api4animals&utm_medium=barteremail

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From: API Newsletters – donotreply [at] apiforanimals.org
Date: Nov 8, 2007 9:11 PM
Subject: Fall Into Holiday Shopping at API

It’s that time of year again, when the weather turns cooler and thoughts drift toward the warmth and laughter of holiday times spent with friends and family.

If you’re like many of us here at the Animal Protection Institute, thoughts also turn toward the generosity of the season — and finding special ways to let our loved ones know how much they mean to us.

We know how much you do for animals each year and thank you for it! We couldn’t do what we do without your help.

And did you know spotify herunterladen mobil? Even your holiday gift giving can benefit animals, in addition to providing wonderfully unique items your recipients will rave about.

When you shop with API — at our CaféPress store (www.cafepress.com/api4animals), or with any of our Corporate Partners or Artists for API — up to 50% of each purchase you make through the links on our web pages is generously donated to API in support of our critical work for animals.

Or consider giving the distinctive gift of a primate “adoption.” Not only does this gift express your own compassion about animals in need, it also provides the recipient with benefits they can enjoy throughout the year — all while helping to ensure the future care of our API Primate Sanctuary residents. Learn more about our primate “adoption” program at www.api4primates.org/c4_adoption_program.php

So be sure to check out the links below for your holiday shopping — and give the animals a good holiday season as well.

Happy Shopping!

Our Corporate Partners

NY Artificial

Internationally renowned New York designers NY Artificial have created the Karuna Project to benefit charitable causes that are close to their hearts. The newly designed Karuna shopping bag collection is available exclusively at NY Artificial & NYA.

These fabulous bags come in two different sizes and six great colors to choose from. The Karuna bags are eco-friendly, practical, and very, very fashionable! They are also weightless, very strong, and easily rolled to a compact size for quick storage.

The best part is that NY Artificial has generously agreed to donate 60% of the profit from each Karuna bag sale to API, when you select us as your charity during your online checkout.

All NY Artificial designer bags are animal-friendly, earth-friendly, and are made with sustainable and biodegradable materials. Plus the bags are handmade in the U.S sky series. and never in sweat shops. NY Artificial is also a part of Consumers for a Fur Free Society — an international program created and coordinated by the Animal Protection Institute (API) that recognizes retailers who have committed in writing to a no-fur policy.

For more information, go to http://www.nyartificial.com/shop/catalog/index.php?cPath=21_31

Sedona Spa Beauty Products

The Sedona Spa product line is an exquisite array of spa-inspired products using the best nature has to offer — and particularly the best of nature in the Southwest — to provide elegant products for face, hair and body. All of Sedona’s products are cruelty-free and use animal-free ingredients.

Shop Sedona Spa, and 50% of your sales total (minus shipping and taxes) will be donated back to API. Sedona — natural beauty, eternally Southwest.

For more information, click here.

My Lip Stuff

My Lip Stuff’s “Charitabalms” are the perfect blend of all-natural ingredients to moisturize dry lips, and were created especially for the Animal Protection Institute.

Not only are these lip balms CCIC Leaping Bunny certified (never tested on animals), the My Lip Stuff company is also dedicated to using “green power” from renewable resources such as wind, water, or landfill gases; and the products never contain any harsh ingredients such as petroleum or mineral oil.

Best of all, when you purchase any of the API Charitabalms, 50% of each purchase (minus taxes and shipping) is donated to API. Choose from Banana Kisses to support the API Primate Sanctuary, Fur Free Peach to support our Consumers for a Fur Free Society campaign, or Naturally Wild to support all of API’s programs.

My Lip Stuff now offers a vegan version of Naturally Wild.

For more information, go to http://www.mylipstuff.com/charitabalms.html#API

California North

As a certified Leaping Bunny company, California North’s products are never tested on animals apobank tan app herunterladen. California North has provided award-winning skincare products and light natural fragrances for men worldwide since 1990. As a compassionate supporter of API, California North is pleased to offer you 15% off your total purchase using a private coupon, entered during checkout on its site www.californianorth.com. California North will then donate 10% of your purchase total (minus shipping and taxes) to
API in support of our work.

Now For Women Too! California North introduces its Appellation line of products that are suitable for women and men. Produced with grape seed extract — a powerful and beneficial antioxidant — you can choose gifts from body wash to nail cream to a wonderful muscle soak and more.

To ensure your discount and a donation to API, please enter Coupon Code: AP2007 for all California North products and Coupon Code: APP for all Appellation products. Thank you for shopping on behalf of API!

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

Sun Flour Baking Company

Sun Flour Baking Company — the “Feel Good Company” — is one of the largest manufacturers of all-natural cookies in the country. The newly christened vegan Spunky Monkey Peanut Butter Cookie offers to-die-for crunchy peanut butter in a soft and chewy cookie. Sun Flour also offers a wheat/gluten-free variety.

Click here to order, and 5% of Spunky Monkey cookie sales benefit the API Primate Sanctuary.

For more information, click here.

PJ Publications and Gifts

PJ Publications and Gifts offers our supporters a wonderful selection of animal-themed products from jewelry and apparel to whimsical household items, publications, and more. Even better, when you enter “API” in the Promo Code box with your order, 20% of your purchase (minus shipping and taxes) will be donated to API.

As founder of PJ Publications and Gifts, Paula Fitzsimmons is passionate about birds, and both she and her husband are active in their local bird welfare club as well as their local humane society and parrot rescue group.

For more information and to order, go to http://www.pjpublications.com

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 at http://www.betterworldclub.com/partners/api.htm?join_code=APIA2006

Lip-Ink International

Tired of your old-fashioned lip color coming off on your teeth, clothes, coffee cups, and food? Then you’ll certainly want to try the revolutionary Lip-Ink Color!

Backed by multiple patents and industry awards and a proud member of the Leaping Bunny program, Lip-Ink® Cosmetics come in dozens of wonderful colors. Shop securely on Lip-Ink International for lip color and a wide variety of other cosmetics and personal care products, and 15% of your sales total (minus shipping and taxes) will be donated to API.

For more information, please visit this webpage.

PositiviTee — Clothing with Meaning

PositiviTee has designed a hip, compassionate, sweatshop-free T-shirt to support API’s fight to end animal testing for cosmetics. For every compassionate bunny T-shirt sold, API will receive $5. Go to http://www.api4animals.org/mailinglist/users/link.php?LinkID=1619&UserID=34779&Newsletter=253&List=2&LinkType=Send to view and purchase your T-shirt and start your day aware, empowered, and positive!

Show you are a compassionate consumer by buying products that adhere to the only standard API trusts, the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC) Leaping Bunny Program. Buy cosmetics and personal care products from manufacturers who share your values. No animals need suffer to ensure your safety. Be kind — buy compassionately.

Artists for API

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.

Just in time for the holiday season, Stacey has added a whimsical animal calendar to her line-up of wonderful products. You will find it under the “New” section of her website.

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

Pet PawTraits by Nikki Solone

Nikki Solone specializes in custom portraits of your four-legged friends. Each “pawtrait” is lovingly created with oils on canvas and is inspired by your photos and personal meetings when possible.

You can contact Nikki at nikki@petpawtraits.com to commission your own unique work. Mention API and Nikki will donate 20% of her net commission on original artwork to API.

Nikki is now offering gift certificates for commissioned works as well as a great collection of note cards for sale. She will donate 20% of the purchase price of these items to API.

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

Fine Art by Gale Hart

Gale Hart has created a body of artwork, entitled Why Not Eat Your Pet that dares to compare our pets to all other animals from which we have detached ourselves in order to eat, test on, wear, and use for entertainment. The intent is to express animals’ pain and suffering, not with shock or gore, but to create a bold work of art that drives a message so poignant that one can’t help but think, and hopefully, be moved to care.

Just mention “API” and Gale will donate $3 from every Why Not Eat Your Pet catalog sold and 20% of the net proceeds of the sale of original artwork to API.

For more information, go to http://www.whynoteatyourpet.com/catalog.html

Photography by Danette

Danette’s gorgeous work combines her two greatest passions — animals and photography. Danette’s real-life photos capture the beauty of animals as individuals in their natural surroundings. Using select images from Danette’s collection, you can design your own personalized products, and 10% of each sale (minus shipping and taxes) will be donated to API.

Visit Danette’s website at http://www.photographybydanette.com/photographybydanette/clients/a/api/api.asp today to make your purchase to support API.

Slightly Outrageous Artwork

Animal advocate Lynn Sunday creates colorful, whimsical 8″x10″ and 11″x14″ frameable prints of both dogs and cats as well as wearable ceramic animal images. You can see all of her work at the Slightly Outrageous Artwork website. Lynn will graciously donate 15% of each net sale to API.

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

Cairo Cats by Lorraine Chittock

A must for every cat lover! Each intimate and thought-provoking photo is complemented by a literary passage, tempting the reader to explore tidbits of folklore, religion, and poetry from Egypt and the Middle East. You can view additional photos and purchase your copy for $18.95. Please be sure to put “API” in the “message to seller” line of your order. API will receive $3 for each book sold.

96 softbound pages with more than 70 photographs — 8.5″ x 8.5″

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

Fine Art by Bela Fidel

In her Endangered and Exploited Species Series, Bela wishes to convey the cruel treatment and impending extermination of species that are poached for parts, tested upon in laboratories, decimated for sport, or used in entertainment.

Bela will donate 20% of the net proceeds from the sale of the Elephant poster or 8″x10″ matted print or Giclee print (high resolution, high fidelity reproduction) and 20% of the net proceeds from the sale of any original painting on her site. As a special offer to API supporters, if you order a 20″x24″ or larger Giclee, you will receive a free Elephant poster.

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

Lori Faye Bock

As one of America’s most popular animal artists, Lori Faye Bock delights animal lovers near and far with her colorful and endearing companions. Through her paintings, she is able to communicate to individuals, both young and old, the humane and kind treatment of animals … for the act itself and for the positive impact it has on the future of our society.

When making a purchase on Lori’s site, please enter “API” in the coupon section and receive 15% off your total plus free shipping! In return, Lori will graciously donate 20% of the total retail purchase to API.

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

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