API: Celebrate This Thanksgiving by Speaking Out for Animals

November 25th, 2007 8:58 pm by mad mags

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From: API Newsletters – donotreply [at] apiforanimals.org
Date: Nov 22, 2007 7:12 AM
Subject: Celebrate This Thanksgiving by Speaking Out for Animals

Alerts at a Glance:

* Tell Pier 1 What’s Wrong with Using a Capuchin Monkey in Its Holiday Catalog
– This holiday season, your efforts can help educate Pier 1 Imports and reduce the demand for primates and other exotic animals in the entertainment industry.

* Celebrate Fur Free Friday on November 23
– Help animals keep their fur coats for themselves. Ask your favorite retailer to take a stand against fur by joining Consumers for a Fur Free Society and signing the international fur free pledge.

* Fly Free with New National Bird Day CafePress Designs
– Check out fabulous new “Think Outside the Cage” designs, and get tips for putting your National Bird Day event plans in motion foto's van icloud naar mac.

* Urgent! Letters Needed to Protect California’s Sea Turtles
– Send comments by Friday, November 23 to ensure the future of California’s sea turtles and other marine species living off the California coast.

* Your Comments Help Out Virginia Wildlife
– Update: Find out how speaking out for animals kept two egregious proposals from harming wildlife in Virginia.

* Other Ways to Help Animals:
** “Adopt” a Primate: Give the gift of a bright tomorrow to residents at the API Primate Sanctuary minecraft texture pack kostenlos herunterladen.
** Vehicle Donation: Turn your old car, truck, RV, trailer, or boat into cash to help API continue to successfully advocate for animals.

National Alert: Tell Pier 1 What’s Wrong with Using a Capuchin Monkey in Its Holiday Catalog

This holiday season, your efforts can help educate Pier 1 Imports and reduce the demand for primates and other exotic animals in the entertainment industry.

The Pier 1 Imports holiday catalog is out, and on page 17 Pier 1 has inadvisably decided to use a photo of a capuchin monkey dressed as an elf to help them sell a child-sized toy tool box. The advertisement is “cleverly” captioned “Monkey not included!”

The holidays should be filled with laughter and joy. However, using primates in this way is no laughing matter, and is not a joyful situation for the individual monkey involved herunterladen.

You can help improve the situations of primates like this one by letting Pier 1 Imports know that you do not agree with its exploitive use of primates for amusement and profit. Please take action today on behalf of this capuchin monkey and the many others who are forced to spend their lives as mere marketing tools.

To find out more and take action on this alert, go to http://www.api4animals.org/actionalerts.php?p=1358&more=1

National Alert: Celebrate Fur Free Friday on November 23

Fur Free Friday, occurring annually on the day after Thanksgiving, offers a special opportunity each year to bring attention to the plight of fur-bearing animals around the world. Please help API celebrate this year by asking your favorite retailer to take a stand against fur by joining Consumers for a Fur Free Society.

Taking an ethical and public stand against fur fashion offers a company the chance to promote a public policy against violence and cruelty — and to lend its support to international efforts to end this unnecessary and cruel fashion choice windows media creation tool.

By signing on to the CFFS, retailers can prove that they are socially responsible and that they care about animals.

Please take this quick and easy opportunity to help animals keep their fur coats for themselves.

To find out more and take action on this alert, go to http://www.api4animals.org/actionalerts.php?p=1361&more=1

National Alert: Fly Free with New National Bird Day CafePress Designs

Now there are even more ways to show your support for National Bird Day. With three fabulous new designs available at API’s CafePress store, you can be sure to find something that benefits the birds and fits your personality to a tee mix cloud downloaden!

While our native wild birds fly free outside our windows, others are not so lucky. These National Bird Day designs ask us to “Think Outside the Cage” and remember that captive birds deserve better.

Be sure you check out two extra special designs featuring the work of cartoonist Dan Piraro, creator of the popular, nationally syndicated “Bizarro” comic. And don’t miss our colorful National Bird Day logo designs.

It’s never too early to start planning for National Bird Day. If you are planning to do an art show with a gallery or other public event you may need to contact venues months in advance — the sooner the better harry potter audiobook.

To find out more, go to http://www.api4animals.org/actionalerts.php?p=1362&more=1

California Alert: Urgent! Letters Needed to Protect California’s Sea Turtles

Thank you to those of you who contacted the California Coastal Commission (CCC) back in August to ask that they reject a proposal to allow swordfish longline fishing along the U.S. West Coast within the “Leatherback Conservation Area” — a critical habitat area for this highly endangered species. Your efforts helped bring about a unanimous NO vote at that August meeting.

Sadly, this matter is not finished. A fishing industry representative is once again bringing the proposal to the CCC at its December meeting.

Your comments are urgently needed by Friday, November 23, to ask the CCC to again vote NO on this proposal. Please take a moment to ensure the future of California’s sea turtles and other marine species living off the California coast.

To find out more and take action on this alert, go to http://www.api4animals.org/actionalerts.php?p=1360&more=1

Virginia Alert: Your Comments Help Out Virginia Wildlife

Update: A few months ago API alerted you to several proposals under consideration by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) Board that would be harmful to wildlife. We asked you to make your voices heard by opposing at least four of them which were aimed at: weakening trapping and snaring restrictions, the use of electronic calls on public lands, and the use of coyotes for canned hound training.

We feel confident that opposition from the public played an important role in defeating two to the most egregious proposals put forth. This result serves as a reminder that it is very important to animal advocates to continue to participate in the state agency wildlife decision making process.

Thanks to all of you who took action on behalf of Virginia’s wildlife!

To find out more about the proposals and what changes this means for wildlife, go to http://www.api4animals.org/actionalerts.php?p=1359&more=1

Other Ways to Help Animals: Give an Extra Special Gift this Season — “Adopt” One of API’s Rescued Primates

For as little as $10 per month, you can give Sanctuary residents the gift of a bright tomorrow by “adopting” one of them today. Adoptive sponsors help API provide food, care, and rehabilitation to their adopted individual.

Each of the individuals currently in our Adoption Program has a powerful and poignant story to tell — of abuse, rescue, and hope. To learn more and adopt a primate today, go to http://www.api4primates.org/c4_adoption_program.php

Other Ways to Help Animals: Donate Your Vehicle!

Turn your old car into cash for API. Working with Car Program LLC, we can accept donations of vehicles, trucks, trailers, boats, and RVs anywhere in the country.

Simply call Car Program toll-free at 800-513-6560 and let them know your donation is on behalf of API. They’ll ask you a few pertinent questions, and if they can accept your vehicle, they will make all the arrangement for pick-up and sale. You’ll receive a tax receipt and letter from API once the vehicle is sold.

To find out more about API’s vehicle donation program, go to http://www.api4animals.org/donations/index.php?main_page=page&id=2#vehicle

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