API: Speak Out for Sea Lions and Animals Used in Rodeos and Circuses

February 9th, 2008 3:48 pm by Kelly Garbato

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From: Born Free USA Newsletters – donotreply [at] apiforanimals.org
Date: Feb 8, 2008 7:48 AM
Subject: Speak Out for Sea Lions and Animals Used in Rodeos and Circuses

Alerts at a Glance:

* Speak Out to Save Sea Lions Along the Pacific Coast
– Submit your comments to the National Marine Fisheries Service to prevent the tragic deaths of sea lions.

* Help Santa Clara County Ban Rodeos and Circuses with Animals
– California residents are urgently needed to attend hearing Tuesday, February 12, and to write to Supervisors to urge ordinance approval.

*Other Ways to Help Animals
** Honor Your Valentine with a Gift from the Heart: Receive a free, organic, cotton T-shirt with your donation of $75 or more to our 2008 campaigns.

National Alert: Speak Out to Save Sea Lions Along the Pacific Coast

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is considering allowing the states of Washington and Oregon to kill California sea lions at the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River in a misguided attempt to protect endangered salmon from being eaten by the sea lions.

NMFS’s proposal would allow Washington and Oregon to capture and lethally inject or shoot as many as 85 sea lions each year. According to the Environmental Assessment (EA) this proposal is the NMFS’s “preferred option.”

This crisis over endangered salmon and hungry sea lions is just one example of what happens when humans degrade an ecosystem. Please tell NMFS to choose a more effective and humane way to protect endangered salmon.

Comments are needed by February 19. So please don’t delay — take action and you may be able to avert this tragedy.

To find out more and take action on this alert, go to http://www.api4animals.org/actionalerts.php?p=1489&more=1

California Alert: Help Santa Clara County Ban Rodeos and Circuses with Animals

On February 12, 2008, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors will hold an advisory hearing to consider an ordinance which will prohibit rodeos and the use of wild and exotic animals in circuses and traveling shows. If this ordinance is approved it will affect both private and public lands within the county.

Your attendance in support of this ordinance is important, as the number of people who show up will likely influence the outcome. So please consider taking a half day off work if you can — a few hours of your time will make an enormous difference for animals used in rodeos and circuses.

We also urgently ask that you contact the Supervisors prior to next week’s meeting, to urge their support for the ban.

Thank you for using your voice to protect animals from these inhumane and archaic events!

To find out more and take action on this alert, go to http://www.api4animals.org/actionalerts.php?p=1490&more=1

Other Ways to Help Animals: Honor Your Valentine with a Gift from the Heart

Make an online donation of $75 or more directly to Born Free USA united with API any time during the month of February and receive an all natural, organic T-shirt courtesy of PositiviTee — a company that chooses to walk lightly on this earth by producing clothing that “honors the body and awakens the conscience.”

Make your donation today at http://www.api4animals.org/donations/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=2

Be sure to tell us in the Comments section what size T-shirt you would like: S, M, L, XL. While supplies last.

Posted 02/07/08 – Okay to Forward/Crosspost

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