Kinship Circle: UPDATES: Year-End Victories & Setbacks, SEPT – DEC 2007 (Parts 1 & 2)

December 26th, 2007 12:49 pm by Kelly Garbato

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Victories * Setbacks * Progress For Animals

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PART 1: KC UPDATES / SEPT – DEC 2007
1. Japan Scraps Plan To Hunt Humpback Whales
2. Lawsuit Against Los Angeles County Animal Control Dept.
3. “Chimp Haven Is Home Act” Passes Congress
4. Pet Safety & Protection Act Passes As Part Of Farm Bill
5. Shark Busts Superbowl Of Rodeo, The National Finals
6. You Got The Pet-Killing Dogcatcher Canned
7. New Laws And Hope After Puerto Rico “Pet Massacre”
8. Vick Sentenced To 23 Months For Dogfighting
9. Vick’s Dogs…You Helped Save Their Lives

PART 2: KC UPDATES / SEPT – DEC 2007
I DID NOT GET PART 2, Please send it to me: kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
10. New York Medical College Drops Live Dog Lab!
11. Washington University Medical School Ends Pig Lab
12. Nine New Medical Schools To Teach Without Animals
13. Victory For Wildlife Caught In Bush-Style Politics
14. Who Dumped Huntingdon Life Sciences Lately?
15. Bebe Bans Fur? Not For Awhile…
16. 1/10/08 Trial For Sergeant Who Let Dog Die In Patrol Car
17. Stu Is Spared, But NOT Free Or Exonerated
18. Spain: Bird Hunts With Glue Ruled Illegal
19. Mercy’s Killer Behind Bars For Four Years

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1. Japan Scraps Plan To Hunt Humpback Whales

DATE: 12/22/07
SOURCE: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/12/21/world/main3638462.shtml

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(CBS) Despite Concession, The Hunt Will Still Target Nearly 1,000 Whales From Other Species — Japan dropped the planned taking of 50 humpbacks — which have been off-limits to commercial hunting since 1966 — at the behest of the United States, the chair of the International Whaling Commission, said Chief Cabinet Secretary Nobutaka Machimura… Japan’s scientific whaling research program kills a total of 1,000 whales — mostly minkes — a year in the Pacific…

KINSHIP CIRCLE REFERENCES:

12/3/07: Stop The Whale Killers – Japan, Norway, Iceland
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/letter_library/letter.asp?LetterID=1701&seriesfirst=true

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2. Lawsuit Against Los Angeles County Animal Control Dept.

DATE: 12/20/07
SOURCE: http://www.nokilladvocacycenter.org/whatsnew.html

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PHOTOS: Left, Zephyr begins to show signs of illness… Right, Zephyr, a 10-month old puppy, lies dead in her barren, filthy kennel at the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control, on November 30, 2007.

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The national No Kill Advocacy Center, Cathy Nguyen, a volunteer animal rescuer, and Rebecca Arvizu, a Los Angeles County taxpayer and animal rescuer, have jointly filed a lawsuit against Los Angeles County, its Department of Animal Care and Control, and the Department’s Director, Marcia Mayeda. The lawsuit alleges unlawful and abusive treatment of animals at all six Los Angeles County animal shelters.

Among allegations in the 29-page complaint filed in Superior Court, the County Department of Animal Care and Control routinely:
— Kills healthy and treatable animals before their state mandated holding period expires;
— Misclassifies animals as “ill” or “injured” in order to kill them before their holding period expires even though the animals are not irremediably suffering as required by state law;
— Kills lost animals without making reasonable attempts to find owners…

READ MORE:
http://www.nokilladvocacycenter.org/whatsnew.html

PETITION: End Abuse In The Department Of Los Angeles Animal Services
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/end-abuse-in-the-department-of-los-angeles-animal-services

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3. “Chimp Haven Is Home Act” Passes Congress

DATE: 12/19/07
SOURCE: The National Anti-Vivisection Society, website [at] navs.org

EDITED FOR LENGTH

A long-awaited amendment to the CHIMP Act, the Chimp Haven is Home Act, passed both the U.S. Senate and House, making the retirement of chimpanzees under the Act permanent. The Act now awaits the President’s approval. The Chimpanzee Health Improvement, Maintenance and Protection (CHIMP) Act, which passed in 2000, contained language that would have permitted chimpanzees who were retired to the federally-designated sanctuary to be returned to research, if needed… The Chimp Haven Is Home Act gives chimpanzees once used for research the opportunity to live in peace.

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4. Pet Safety & Protection Act Passes As Part Of Farm Bill

DATE: 12/14/07
SOURCE: LCA, http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release.do?id=803401

EDITED FOR LENGTH

LOS ANGELES, CA: Last Chance for Animals Applauds Senate for Making Pet Theft a Federal Issue — Your companion animal will be safer if the final version of the Farm Bill includes the Pet Safety & Protection Act (PSPA) provision passed today by the Senate… The amendment would phase out the use in research of random source dogs and cats obtained through unscrupulous Class B dealers. These animals are often pets, stolen from yards, dishonestly “adopted” from shelters, purchased at flea markets, or obtained from “free to good home” ads.

Last year, HBO released ‘Dealing Dogs,’ LCA’s undercover investigation into pet theft and subsequent bust of the nation’s most notorious Class B dealer, C.C. Baird. We look forward to the passage of the Farm Bill,” said LCA Founder & President Chris DeRose. “The countless animals that have been stolen and/or abused at the hands of B dealers deserve this bill.”

KINSHIP CIRCLE REFERENCES:

FACT SHEET: Pet Theft Thugs
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/fact_sheets/PetTheftThugs.pdf

7/9/07: Support Bill To Spare Dogs/Cats From Experimentation
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/letter_library/letter.asp?LetterID=1664&seriesfirst=true

4/5/06: Dealing Dogs And Cats For Research
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/letter_library/letter.asp?LetterID=1488&seriesfirst=true

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5. Shark Busts Superbowl Of Rodeo, The National Finals

DATE: December, 2007
FROM: SHARK Update, afinley [at] sharkonline.org

EDITED FOR LENGTH

The National Finals Rodeo (NFR) is a ten day series of rodeo performances in Las Vegas, Nevada that determines who is “world champion” of each rodeo event. This is, without a doubt, the most important rodeo expose ever…

The first night of NFR, SHARK volunteer and investigator Mike Kobliska identified an individual doing something to horses… We subsequently filmed 4 more performances and found one culprit using a device near the horses’ faces just when the bucking chute opened. We’ve never seen this device at any of the numerous rodeos SHARK has investigated… At least one horse who received treatment from this device, High Life Gal, came crashing down on the arena floor and had to be stretchered out.

The device, held in place with a flesh-colored band, is almost undetectable. It appeared to be a miniature electric prodding device that fit in the palm of the hand, imperceptible to most rodeo-goers…

The creep who committed such a cowardly act against tame horses is Charles Soileau. Mr. Soileau is not only a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), but also the PRCA’s saddle bronc riding event representative! That means we have direct evidence the PRCA rigs its own competition, since only select horses endured Soileau’s dirty tool. The more wild a contestant’s horse bucks, the more points he can rack up…

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PHOTOS: Las Vegas Channel 8 News / Controversy at National Finals Rodeo
VIEW SHARK FOOTAGE: http://www.lasvegasnow.com/Global/story.asp?S=7500463

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

Ask KLAS Channel 8 to keep covering the NFR scandal. So far, PRCA won’t answer questions about the device. How much voltage does it put out? How do they decide which horses get it? How can they justify this in line with their “humane rules?” PRCA is scared witless for this story to break bigger. They know it’s as big to their “sport” as the steroid scandal is to baseball. Keep the pressure snowballing!

KLAS-TV * 3228 Channel 8 Drive * Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
Emily Neilson, President and General Manager: eneilson [at] klastv.com
Ron Comings, News Director: rcomings [at] klastv.com

KINSHIP CIRCLE REFERENCES:

FACT SHEET: The Myth Of The Cowboy
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/fact_sheets/TheMythOfTheCowboy.pdf

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PHOTOS courtesy of Kinship Circle, The Myth Of The Cowboy

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6. You Got The Pet-Killing Dogcatcher Canned

DATE 12/14/07
SOURCE: Kinship Circle’s anonymous source in Gerald, Missouri

12/7/07: Serial Pet Killer Goes Unpunished In Small Town — We share news that at least HALF of what we called for in letters has occurred: The Gerald City Council voted to FIRE the dogcatcher who lured, trapped and shot companion animals at close range. Though dogcatcher Dean Tadaro is jobless, he has NOT been charged with violating animal cruelty statutes. Below is an update from KC’s anonymous source, a resident of Gerald, Missouri:

Brenda, last night the City Council meeting was packed! The lady from the Humane Society of Missouri (Brenda Dean) spoke. The mother of the little girl’s missing cat spoke. The report from the Missouri Dept. of Agriculture (Mary Martin) was read… Many in the audience had their say and the City Clerk spoke of being swamped with phone calls, fax messages, etc. to the point where they could not get their normal work done this week!

The Council voted to fire the dogcatcher and to get a license and abide by the rules/regulations of the state. So, thanks to your help and others we WON for the humane treatment of all animals in our small town!

KINSHIP CIRCLE REFERENCES:

12/7/07: “Serial Pet Killer” Goes Unpunished In Small Town
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/letter_library/letter.asp?LetterID=1703&seriesfirst=true

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7. New Laws And Hope After Puerto Rico “Pet Massacre”

DATE: 12/11/07, 12/5/07, 10/23/07, 10/21/07, 10/19/07
FROM: J2468 [at] webtv.net * Carl Simonsen, boardwalkcats [at] webtv.net

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12/11/07, SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico to improve treatment of animals after international condemnation, tourism loss — Officials launched a campaign to build shelters and create animal protection units within every police department…after allegations of inhumane killings of cats and dogs drew international condemnation and led to more than $15 million in lost tourism.
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/12/11/news/Puerto-Rico-Pet-Massacres.php

12/5/07, SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) 3 Charged in Puerto Rico Pet Massacre — A Puerto Rican judge charged Julio Diaz, owner of Animal Control Solutions, and workers Lucas Montano Rivera, 18, and Roberto Rodriguez Ceballo, 28, with animal cruelty after the company allegedly took pets from a public housing project and hurled them off a bridge. The defendants face cruelty charges that carry maximum prison terms of nine years…
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jnVM28pujsusIu2PeX7-zhySk87AD8TBKT5O0

10/23/07, SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Justice department supports toughening of animal abuse laws — Puerto Rico’s Justice Department will support proposed amendments that force violators of animal protection laws to participate in an anger management course…and allow the immediate transfer of a pet to an animal shelter when mistreatment suspicions are first reported…
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/10/24/news/CB-GEN-Puerto-Rico-Pet-Massacre.php

10/21/07, SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Owners of Pets Killed at Puerto Rico Bridge Sue for $22.5 Million — Pet owners whose dogs and cats were thrown to their deaths from a bridge have filed a $22.5 million claim in federal court against Puerto Rico’s public housing director, the municipality of Barceloneta, its mayor, an animal control company’s owner and others…

10/19/07, ORLANDO SENTINEL, Central Florida groups help find new homes for Puerto Rico stray dogs — News of more than 50 cats and dogs thrown to their deaths from a bridge in Puerto Rico horrified Christine Driscoll. In response, Driscoll, now a resident of Baldwin Park in Orlando, founded Amigos de los Animales (Friends of the Animals). INFORMATION ABOUT ADOPTING FROM PUERTO RICO: 787-313-5653 or http://www.amigosdelosanimalespr.org

KINSHIP CIRCLE REFERENCES:

10/17/07: Puerto Rico’s Massacre At The Bridge
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/letter_library/letter.asp?LetterID=1693&seriesfirst=true

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8. Vick Sentenced To 23 Months For Dogfighting

DATE: 12/10/07
SOURCE: http://www.publicenemy.com/pb/viewtopic.php?t=41960

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By LARRY O’DELL, Associated Press, RICHMOND, Va. — Michael Vick was sentenced to prison Monday for running a dogfighting operation and will stay there longer than two co-defendants, up to 23 months… The disgraced NFL star received a harsher sentence than the others in the federal conspiracy case because of “less than truthful” statements about killing pit bulls…

Dogs that did not perform up to expectations were killed by electrocution, hanging, drowning and other violent means… U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson said evidence, including statements by the co-defendants, showed Vick was more directly involved than he admitted… “He did more than fund it,” prosecutor Michael Gill said, referring to the “Bad Newz Kennels” dogfighting operation. “He was in this thing up to his neck…”

Two co-defendants were sentenced Nov. 30. Purnell Peace, of Virginia Beach, got 18 months. Phillips, of Atlanta, got 21 months. All still face animal cruelty charges in Surry County Circuit Court. Trial has been set April 2 for Vick, March 5 for Phillips and Peace, and May 7 for Taylor.

Vick Received Federal Sentence–Demand Tough State Prosecution Now!
http://getactive.peta.org/campaign/vick_sentencing?c=weekly_enews

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9. Vick’s Dogs…You Helped Save Their Lives

DATE: 12/4/07
FROM: Wayne Johnson, seiku [at] tmail.com
SOURCE: Tom Shaer Media, Inc., 224-305-2551, shaermedia [at] aol.com

EDITED FOR LENGTH

VALPARAISO, IND. — Of 48 remaining American Pit Bull Terriers in the Michael Vick civil forfeiture case, 47 are recommended for placement with rescue groups, with many likely eligible for future adoption by the public. Recommendations were made by Valparaiso University School of Law Professor Rebecca J. Huss, court-appointed Guardian/Special Master of the dogs. One dog was euthanized for medical reasons… The eight organizations are:

Best Friends Animal Society, Kaneb, Utah (22 dogs)
BAD RAP, Oakland, California (10 dogs)
Richmond Animal League, Richmond VA (4 dogs)
Georgia S.P.C.A., Suwanee, GA (3 dogs)
SPCA of Monterey County, CA (3 dogs)
Recycled Love, Inc., Baltimore, MD (3 dogs)
Animal Rescue of Tidewater, Chesapeake, VA (1 dog)
Our Pack, Inc. (1 dog)

KINSHIP CIRCLE REFERENCES:

10/29/07: KC DIGEST – Ensure Vick’s Dogs Are Spared, As Promised
(not yet available on Kinship Circle website)

10/2/07: Vick’s Dogs – Clemency For All But One
(not yet available on Kinship Circle website)

9/30/07: Vick Teammate Faces Unrelated Cruelty Charges
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/letter_library/letter.asp?LetterID=1687&seriesfirst=true

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

JUNE 2007 DIGEST: Massive K-9 Grave Found On Michael Vick’s Property
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/digest/2007_06.html#anchor2

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PART 2: UPDATES / SEPT – DEC 2007
Victories * Setbacks * Progress For Animals

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PART 2: KC UPDATES / SEPT – DEC 2007
10. New York Medical College Drops Live Dog Lab!
11. Washington University Medical School Ends Pig Lab
12. Nine New Medical Schools To Teach Without Animals
13. Victory For Wildlife Caught In Bush-Style Politics
14. Who Dumped Huntingdon Life Sciences Lately?
15. Bebe Bans Fur? Not For Awhile…
16. 1/10/08 Trial For Sergeant Who Let Dog Die In Patrol Car
17. Stu Is Spared, But NOT Free Or Exonerated
18. Spain: Bird Hunts With Glue Ruled Illegal
19. Mercy’s Killer Behind Bars For Four Years

PART 1: KC UPDATES / SEPT – DEC 2007
I DID NOT GET PART 1, Please send it to me: kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
1. Japan Scraps Plan To Hunt Humpback Whales
2. Lawsuit Against Los Angeles County Animal Control Dept.
3. “Chimp Haven Is Home Act” Passes Congress
4. Pet Safety & Protection Act Passes As Part Of Farm Bill
5. Shark Busts Superbowl Of Rodeo, The National Finals
6. You Got The Pet-Killing Dogcatcher Canned
7. New Laws And Hope After Puerto Rico “Pet Massacre”
8. Vick Sentenced To 23 Months For Dogfighting
9. Vick’s Dogs…You Helped Save Their Lives

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10. New York Medical College Drops Live Dog Lab!
DATE: 11/26/07
SOURCE: http://www.pcrm.org/dogs/

EDITED FOR LENGTH

New York Medical College (NYMC) announced it will replace its live dog lab for its first-year physiology course with non-animal alternatives. Now there are only 10 medical schools left with cruel live animal labs:

The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin
Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences School of Medicine
University of Minnesota Medical School
University of Mississippi School of Medicine
University of Tennessee College of Medicine
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

KINSHIP CIRCLE REFERENCES:

4/20/06: Dinosaurs: Big Med Schools With Animal Labs
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/letter_library/letter.asp?LetterID=1489&seriesfirst=true

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11. Washington University Medical School Ends Pig Lab

DATE: 11/26/07
SOURCE: http://www.pcrm.org/

PCRM confirmed Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis — ranked no. 4 among U.S. medical schools — has discontinued its use of live pigs in a student cardiovascular lab…

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12. Nine New Medical Schools To Teach Without Animals

DATE: 11/26/07
SOURCE: http://www.pcrm.org/newsletter/nov07/med_school.html

EDITED FOR LENGTH

Nine new medical schools being established around the country to address the need for more physicians will not use dogs or other live animals to teach basic concepts in anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, or surgery, PCRM has recently learned. That news confirms a trend in U.S. medical education: Today, more than 90 percent of medical schools in the United States have eliminated live animal laboratories from their curricula. Only 10 medical schools (of 126) continue to use live animals to teach students.

KINSHIP CIRCLE REFERENCES:

Letter Library / ANIMAL EXPERIMENTATION
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/letter_library/letters_by_category.asp?CategoryID=7

Fact Sheets: ANIMAL RESEARCH
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/fact_sheets/#3

Columns & Articles: ANIMAL EXPERIMENTATION
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/columns_articles/topic_experimentation.html

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13. Victory For Wildlife Caught In Bush-Style Politics

DATE: 11/26/07
FROM: dhartig [at] arcor.de
SOURCE: http://news.yahoo.com/

EDITED FOR LENGTH

By H. JOSEF HEBERT, Associated Press Writer, WASHINGTON — U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reversed seven rulings that denied endangered species increased protection, after an investigation found the actions were tainted by political pressure from a former senior Interior Department official.

In a letter to Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W. Va., the agency acknowledged the actions had been “inappropriately influenced” and “revising the seven identified decisions is supported by scientific evidence and the proper legal standards.” The reversal affects the protection for species including white-tailed prairie dog, Preble’s meadow jumping mouse and Canada lynx.

The rulings came under scrutiny after Julie MacDonald, then a deputy assistant secretary overseeing Fish and Wildlife Service, pressured wildfire agency scientists to alter their findings about endangered species and leaked information about species decisions to industry officials…

KINSHIP CIRCLE REFERENCES:

LETTER LIBRARY / Wild Animals
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/letter_library/letters_by_category.asp?CategoryID=8

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14. Who Dumped Huntingdon Life Sciences Lately?

DATE: 12/20/07, 11/20/07, 10/1/97, 9/20/07
FROM: Close HLS, closehls [at] closehls.net * Decimus Jones, animallibpress1 [at] yahoo.com
press [at] animalliberationpressoffice.org

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12/20/07: Once again HLS finds itself with few, if any, friends in the financial world. The following are companies who in the last few weeks have dumped Life Sciences Research stock (LSRI is the name HLS trades stock under): Transamerica Investment, Frontier Capital, SAC Capital, AXA, Wachovia, Alternative Investment Partners & Rathbone Brothers.

11/20/07: The North American Animal Liberation Press Office learned that Wachovia has sold all their shares involving the notorious animal testing company Huntingdon Life Sciences.

10/1/07: Fullerton, CA — Paul Moravek, owner and vice-president of Moravek Biochemicals, supplier of radioactive chemicals to Huntingdon Life Sciences, stated that his company has decided to cease doing business with the notorious contract animal testing company…

http://www.animalliberationpressoffice.org/communiques_home.htm

9/20/07: BNP Paribas, Huntingdon’s (former) largest shareholder, sold all shares in HLS… “BNP Paribas does not hold any stock in the US company, Life Sciences Research, or any of its affiliates, on its own account…”

KINSHIP CIRCLE REFERENCES:

Bear Witness – Inside Huntingdon Life Sciences
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/columns_articles/hls05pg1.html

LETTER LIBRARY / HLS-Related Letter Campaigns
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/letter_library/letters_by_category.asp?CategoryID=7

FACT SHEET: Who Is Huntingdon Life Sciences?
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/fact_sheets/WhoIsHuntingdonLifeScienc.pdf

INSIDE/OUT: Diary Of Madness
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/store/#books

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15. Bebe Bans Fur? Not For Awhile…

DATE: 11/1/07
SOURCE: http://sfist.com/2007/11/01/bebe_bans_fur.php

Bebe Bans Fur — San Francisco clothing retailer bebe has decided to drop real fuzzy-wuzzy fur from all of their designs come January, according to bebe CEO Gregory Scott. The company maintains a 3% fur-use in their lines as of now. Come next year, they will be proudly fur-free…

Bebe Stops Buying Fur But Keeps Selling It! Following over a year of discussions with PETA, bebe plans to continue selling rabbit fur following the company’s recent announcement it will go “fur-free.” The company has no plans to drop rabbit fur from its inventory for this fall and winter… We urge people to refuse to shop at bebe until it stops selling fur.

KINSHIP CIRCLE REFERENCES:

12/2/05: Fur Flies At bebe, Ann Taylor, Brooks Brothers
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/letter%5Flibrary/letter.asp?LetterID=1437&seriesfirst=true

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16. 1/10/08 Trial For Sergeant Who Let Dog Die In Patrol Car

DATE: 10/24/07
SOURCE: http://www.pet-abuse.com/cases/12040/AZ/US/#UPDATES

EDITED FOR LENGTH

Chandler police Sgt. Tom Lovejoy will go on trial Jan. 10 for reckless animal abuse after he left his K-9 partner in a hot patrol car for more than 12 hours. Lovejoy has pleaded not guilty… Bandit, a Belgian Malinois, died on August 11, 2007. Lovejoy apparently forgot Bandit was in the vehicle… He found Bandit dead when he returned to the car later in the day… The high temperature in Phoenix on that day was 109 degrees.

KINSHIP CIRCLE REFERENCES:

9/30/07: Bandit Died Waiting In Officer’s Scorching Car
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/letter_library/letter.asp?LetterID=1688&seriesfirst=true

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17. Stu Is Spared, But NOT Free Or Exonerated

DATE: 10/20/07
FROM: Jeff de la Rosa, stu.911 [at] gmail.com
SOURCE: http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=107121886&blogID=320755348

EDITED FOR LENGTH

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“This photo was taken by a good friend who was instrumental in securing Stu’s transfer from the [Los Angeles] pound to Bobby Dorafshar’s New Leash on Life. The attorney and I are preparing opening briefs and have just received some key evidence we hope will help us win. No date on the court hearing yet, but Stu is thriving with all good reports from his trainers…”

Stu was impounded on Sept. 16, 2005 for an “attack” on a pet sitter who confronted him after he’d been injured… Though an Animal Services Hearing Examiner found him NOT DANGEROUS, Stu languished in Los Angeles Animal Services pound, gaining weight and losing his spirit until his very recent transfer to New Leash On Life. The case is not over, as Stu is still not with his dad, Jeff de la Rosa, but for now “he’s safe, sound and loved” and Jeff can visit him in this positive environment.

MORE ABOUT STU AND JEFF’S NIGHTMARE:
http://stu.911.googlepages.com/

KINSHIP CIRCLE REFERENCES:

SEPT. 2007 DIGEST: Unhappy Anniversary For Stu! Will He Ever Be Freed?
(not yet available on line)

8/12/07: My Dog Stu Unjustly Imprisoned Since 9/15/05
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters/relief/07-08-12.html#5

JUNE 2007 DIGEST: Saving Stu – Legally They Can Kill Him Any Day Now
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/digest/2007_06.html#anchor1

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18. Spain: Bird Hunts With Glue Ruled Illegal

DATE: 10/10/07
FROM: mentayflor [at] ciudad.com.ar
SOURCE: http://mediambient.gencat.net/eng//el_departament/sala_de_premsa/notes/NPCa_aenBarraca.jsp

Despite a 1986 ban under European law, the Valencian government still condones the tradition of parany. During this annual hunt for tordos (thrushes), killers coat tree branches in glue. When birds settle in the trees, their delicate feet adhere to the deadly limbs — causing immense physical and psychological torment. As they struggle to escape, hunters tear them from the branches to fatally beat them with racket-like instruments. A Catalan government law that would have legitimized this “custom” was vetoed,
making bird hunts with glue forbidden again.

KINSHIP CIRCLE REFERENCES:

1/25/04: Heartless Slaughter Of Songbirds In Spain
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/letter_library/letter.asp?LetterID=1090&seriesfirst=true

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19. Mercy’s Killer Behind Bars For Four Years

DATE: 9/29/07
SOURCE: http://www.pet-abuse.com/cases/8126/TX/US/#UPDATES

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CASE: Pit bull doused with gasoline, set on fire / LOCATION: Dallas, TX

A 22-year-old Dallas man who tortured his dog by setting her on fire was sentenced Friday night to four years in prison for animal cruelty. Deshawn Brown stabbed his dog, poured an accelerant on her stomach and set her on fire in April 2006. Prosecutors say he was mad she wouldn’t mate.

Prosecutor David Alex had asked jurors to give Mr. Brown the maximum 10 years — one year for each day she suffered before dying. Jonnie England, executive director of Operation Kindness, the shelter that cared for the pit bull mix they named Mercy, called the jury’s sentence “insignificant.” “We’re extremely disappointed,” she said. “It’s not enough, and it’s not about revenge. It’s about justice.”

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KINSHIP CIRCLE REFERENCES:

UPDATES / JUNE – SEPT 2007: Mercy’s Killer Faces Bond Increase
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/updates/updates_june-september_2007.html#anchor2

DEC. 2006 DIGEST: Mercy’s Killer Will Stand Trial On April 23, 2007
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/digest/2006_12.html#8

4/29/06 – A World Without Mercy: Justice For Tortured Pup
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/letter_library/letter.asp?LetterID=1513&seriesfirst=true

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