API: Take Action for Birds and Tigers

January 11th, 2008 3:50 pm by mad mags

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Date: Jan 11, 2008 10:01 AM
Subject: Take Action for Birds and Tigers

Alerts at a Glance:

* Urge PETsMART to Stop Selling Birds — Diseased Birds Found in Multiple PETsMART Stores
– Contact PETsMART today to urge its management to stop treating birds like mass-produced merchandise and turn their temporary sales suspension into a permanent ban.

* Sign a Petition to Help Endangered Tigers in China
– Sign our online petition today, to urge the Chinese government to permanently ban the trade in tiger parts blinkist titel herunterladen.

* National Bird Day Events Reminder
– January 5 was National Bird Day, and there are still great art show events happening in California this weekend in support of the birds. Or go online to view and purchase unique bird art.

* Born Free USA on the Radio
– Tune into Animal Wise Radio this Sunday to hear a bit about what we’re up to apps herunterladen ios.

* Other Ways to Help Animals
** PJ Publications: Find the perfect gift for the bird lover in your life amidst a wonderful selection of animal-themed products — and benefit our work for birds.
** Make a Donation: Please consider a contribution in support of our 2008 campaigns and programs. We couldn’t do what we do without your help herunterladen.

National Alerts: Urge PETsMART to Stop Selling Birds Diseased Birds Found in Multiple PETsMART Stores

PETsMART has temporarily suspended the sale of birds in approximately 775 stores in 44 states across the U.S., after birds in 23 PETsMART stores tested positive for avian chlamydiosis (also called psittacosis) — a disease that is transmittable to humans.

The disease is suspected to have originated with a major bird vendor/distributor in Florida — where birds are mass-produced and shipped all over the country to stock pet shops libreoffice kostenlos windows 10. This includes major pet shop chains PETsMART, Pet Land, and Superpetz.

Of further concern in this case, is that it has been revealed that the Florida distributor (with approval from PETsMART) uses antibiotics as a prophylactic treatment — dosing birds with antibiotics whether the birds have the bacteria or not. But only birds confirmed to be sick should be treated for disease.

Now is the time to help turn PETsMART’s temporary suspension of sales into a permanent change wieviel filme kann ich bei netflixen. Urge PETsMART to stop selling birds in its stores, and to instead work exclusively with bird rescue groups and/or to refer customers interested in birds directly to the rescue groups.

To find out more and take action on this alert, go to http://www.api4animals.org/actionalerts.php?p=1393&more=1

Urgent: Sign a Petition to Help Save Wild Tigers

Sadly, we currently live in a world where there are likely more tigers in Chinese tiger farms than there are wild tigers living free vera 2018 herunterladen. And here in the U.S. there are more tigers in captivity than in the wild. We must work together to save the tiger before it’s too late.

As part of our work with the International Tiger Coalition, Born Free USA united with Animal Protection Institute is urging the Chinese government — in the face of mounting pressure to reopen the domestic trade — to make its current prohibition on the sale of tiger parts a permanent ban.

To aid in these efforts, we need to gather as many petition signatures as possible by January 21.

Born Free USA strongly believes that reopening any trade in tiger parts — even just within China — will stimulate global market demand and lead to even more widespread poaching.

Allowing the legal sale of tiger parts and products within China will result in a bounty being placed on the head of every wild tiger clinging perilously to life on this planet. This cannot be allowed to happen.

You can help stop the downward spiral toward the extinction faced by tigers in the wild, by signing our online petition today — and sending a message to the Chinese government that the eyes of the world are watching.

To find out more and take action on this alert, go to http://www.api4animals.org/actionalerts.php?p=1396&more=1

California Alert: National Bird Day Events Reminder

This year’s National Bird Day on January 5, 2008, has so far been the biggest and most successful ever. And it’s not over yet! There are still more events taking place in California this weekend to honor birds and draw attention to the plight of those in the wild and in captivity.

So check out this weekend’s events list (see online alert) and show your support for the birds by attending an event in your area.

No events happening near you? Check out two online gallery art sales (see online alert), to view and buy a range of beautiful and unique bird art. A portion of proceeds from the ThinkSpace gallery sales will benefit our work on behalf of birds.

Thanks for making National Bird Day such a success!

To find out more and take action on this alert, go to http://www.api4animals.org/actionalerts.php?p=1394&more=1

Born Free USA on the Radio

Want to hear a bit about what we’re up to? Tune in to hear Senior Vice President Adam Roberts when he joins Mike Fry and Beth Nelson on Animal Wise Radio this Sunday, January 13 from 11:20am–11:50am PST, online at http://www.animalwiseradio.com

Other Ways to Help

PJ Publications and Gifts

Searching for the perfect gift for a fellow bird lover? Or how about a dog- or cat-themed product for you or a friend?

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.

To learn more, go to http://www.pjpublications.com

Make a Donation

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation in support of our 2008 campaigns and programs. We rely on your continued commitment to our vital work on behalf of animals — and we couldn’t do it without your help.

Donate to Born Free USA united with Animal Protection Institute today. Please go to http://www.api4animals.org/donations/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=2

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