easyVegan Link Sanctuary, 2008-06-26

June 26th, 2008 4:40 pm by Kelly Garbato

Action Alerts

Common Cause: Recapture The Flag
It’s been a tough few years for “we the people.” We’ve endured repeated abuses of power by the Executive Branch of our government. Time after time, we’ve watched Congress fail to stand up for what’s right. We’ve seen the very symbols of our democracy tarnished, as our nation’s reputation suffers at home and abroad because of these abuses. So today, Common Cause is launching a campaign to Recapture the Flag and unite us around the promise and hope of America.

Defenders of Wildlife: Neotropical Birds Need Your Help
The Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation provides vital conservation funding for cerulean warblers and other migratory songbirds. To date, the Act has supported vital conservation projects in 44 U.S. states and territories, 33 Latin American and Caribbean countries, and 12 Canadian provinces, benefitting roughly 3 million acres of migratory bird habitat. Fill out the form below to urge your U.S. Representative to co-sponsor the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (H.R. 5756), which provides vital funding to protect some of the world’s most beloved — and imperiled — birds.

Environmental Defense Fund: Clean Up Shipping Pollution!
Cruise and cargo ships are a major source of toxic pollution in port and coastal communities across the U.S. The U.S. Government has proposed protective measures for international adoption that would reduce the the ships’ harmful pollution. However, the U.S. is lagging behind in ratifying the treaty that is the overall framework for these international discussions despite broad bipartisan support for action. Email your Senators today! Urge them to adopt H.R. 802 to protect air quality and the health of our communities.

Humane Society of the United States (HSUS): Exposed: Meat and Dairy Industries’ Third Round of Abuses to Cows
Our third investigation shows farm animals suffering at auctions and stockyards. Downed animals, those too ill or injured to walk, can suffer unaided for hours at all stages of the farm-to-slaughter process. Animals too frail to walk may be dragged to their death or left suffering for hours—and consumers could unknowingly consume the meat from sick and injured animals if these animals are slaughtered. The USDA must act today to stop this abuse.

In Defense of Animals (IDA): Help Save Hundreds of Wild Horses at Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge in Nevada
The wild horses and burros at the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge in northwestern Nevada are again in peril of being rounded up and removed! The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is preparing a Comprehensive Conservation Plan for the Sheldon Refuge which will set new policies for how they manage the wildlife on more than a half a million acres of high desert habitat. Please Take Action before the June 30 comment deadline to tell agency officials that the horses at Sheldon Refuge should remain wild.

In Defense of Animals (IDA): Writing Alert: Dallas Zoo to Send Elephant to Mexico Instead of Sanctuary
Today, the Dallas Morning News ran a story entitled “Dallas Zoo’s lone elephant to be moved to wildlife refuge in Mexico” about the zoo’s controversial decision to dump Jenny, a 31-year-old African elephant, at a safari amusement park in Mexico. Since the death of Jenny’s elephant companion, Keke (39), in May, IDA has urged the zoo to send Jenny to The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee.

Ocean Conservancy: Help Protect Right Whales from Hazardous Fishing Gear
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is collecting comments on a rule that would delay protections for Right Whales and other endangered large whales from fishing gear.

Oceana: Protect Our Coasts
Since 1981 the United States has held a moratorium on oil and gas development in parts of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), thereby protecting ecosystems and wildlife from the industrialization of our oceans. Congress is voting on a measure that would lift the moratorium, unnecessarily opening up new areas of the sea for drilling.

Wal-Mart Watch: Poll – Why Are Consumers Turning on Wal-Mart?
What do Wal-Mart, Halliburton and Bank of America have in common? According to a major new study by Harris Interactive, they’re the three companies whose reputations declined the most in the past year. These new findings shouldn’t come as a surprise, considering Wal-Mart’s appalling treatment of its workers, its suppliers, its neighbors, and the environment.

The Wilderness Society: Stop Lease Sales in Roan Plateau
The beauty and untouched wilderness of Roan Plateau are in grave danger. The oil and gas industry is closing in on this island of biological diversity, and the Bureau of Land Management is helping them do it with its plan to sell leases to 55,000 acres of sensitive and critical land. Colorado’s political leadership and conservation groups have objected to the sale, but a strong statement from citizens like you is necessary to have a real impact. Join us in telling the BLM that this unique area must be protected from the ugly hand of oil and gas industrialization. Comments from citizens like you will assist in stopping the sale. Use the sample letter below to write to the BLM.


Tom’s of Maine River Stories Video Contest Seeks to Inspire Others
Winner to Receive 2008 Toyota Prius Hybrid!


American Rivers: The Current, June 2008
The Current: June Rivers Month Brings Celebrations and Victories

The Animals Voice eNewsletter, June 26, 2008

The Ocean Conservancy: eNewsletter, July 2008
The Bluer the Feet, the Better the Mate

Organic Consumers Association: Organic Bytes #137: 6/26/2008
Organic Bytes: Organic Politicians, Natural Health, Aerial Spraying, and more…

Vegan Outreach: E-Newsletter, June 25, 2008
Activist Profile: Miranda Robbins

VegCooking.com: Recipe of the Week, June 25, 2008
Grilled Garlic-Herb Corn


Protect Northern Right Whales


Fox Richmond Bulldozes Cat Colony – June 25, 2008

DOG brutally crushed in grass by lawn cutter

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