easyVegan Link Sanctuary, 2008-08-14

August 14th, 2008 9:49 pm by Kelly Garbato

Action Alerts

End Oil.org: Pledge to Reduce Fuel Consumption
Studies show that drilling in these protected sites would do little to relieve our pain at the pump. The good news is that according to the U.S. Department of Energy fuel efficiency habits like driving more safely and sanely, and keeping a well maintained vehicle would save more oil than would be captured in ANWR and in offshore drilling combined! Take a personal pledge to reduce the amount of oil you use for transportation by 20% this year.

In Defense of Animals (IDA): Tell Alaska Governor To Stop Wolf Slaughter
As many Alaskans already learned via media reports, 14 one-month old wolf pups recently were killed by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in a practice known as “denning”. Denning is the practice of killing wolves in or around their den, in this case by shooting them in the head. 14 adults were also killed. Please, as soon as possible, contact Alaska Governor Sarah Palin expressing your objections to this unethical and illegal decimation of Alaska’s wolf population. Tell her you will take your tourist dollars elsewhere.

In Defense of Animals (IDA): Ask Rochester Hills to Not Allow Deer Bow-hunts
Rochester Hills, Michigan has proposed a three-year moratorium on the city’s bow-hunting ban, due to increasing collisions with vehicles. Killing deer is not an effective population reduction method. In fact, deer hunting actually increases deer population size. If the city is truly concerned with deer/vehicle collisions (DVC), let’s help them come up with some humane solutions.

In Defense of Animals (IDA): We need your Help to Stop Circus Vazquez from Endangering More Animals!
Circus Vasquez along with Will Davenport and his three elephants, Tina, Queenie and Jewel, will be performing at Bicentennial Park in Miami, Florida from August 8 through August 18, 2008. This circus has a terrible record of animal handling and care.

The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS): Federal: Farm Animals Anti-Cruelty Act
The Farm Animals Anti-Cruelty Act, HR6202, would make it a federal crime to abuse animals used for commercial purposes, primarily for agricultural purposes. According to the language of the bill, “It is the policy of the United States that the raising, handling, transport, and slaughter of animals held for commercial use shall be carried out only by humane methods.”

The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS): Federal: House Passes Bill to Halt Interstate Primate Pet Trade
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed H.R. 2964, which would stop commerce in primates for the exotic pet trade. The Captive Primate Safety Act, introduced by U.S. Representatives Eddie Johnson and Mark Kirk, will not only save primates from inadequate and inhumane living conditions, but it will also protect people from serious injury and deadly disease.

Oceana: Tell Walmart and Sam’s Club: Post Mercury Warning Signs!
Oceana is asking Walmart and its subsidiary Sam’s Club to post the Food and Drug Administration’s mercury advice at their seafood counters. Because mercury can harm a young child or unborn baby’s developing nervous system, the FDA has issued advice for women of child-bearing age and children to avoid certain fish that are contaminated with high levels of mercury, such as swordfish, and instead choose low-mercury fish, such as tilapia.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA): Urgent: Please Urge Sheriff to Assist Emaciated Horse
Our calls to the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office in the hope of getting quick help for a skeletal horse are not being returned. This poor horse, who appears to be on death’s door, is reportedly located at 1395 Old Union Rd. in Adamsville, Tennessee. The property apparently belongs to a self-professed “animal rescuer.”

True Food Now: Help Stop Ocean Fish Farms near Oil Rigs and other Energy Facilities!
The Minerals Management Service (MMS), a bureau of the Department of the Interior, is to trying to allow development of huge ocean fish farms on America’s outer continental shelf (OCS) – an expansive area that stretches from 3 to 200 nautical miles offshore. MMS is holding meetings around the country and accepting public comment on this risky proposal through September 8th. Please read on to send your comment today!

Campaign Updates

Rainforest Action Network (RAN): Over 300 Palm Oil Retailers Receive Thousands of Letters and Their Products Get Stickered!
Thank you to all of you who took action today! Whether you were one of the 2,000 people across the country who went to supermarkets to sticker products that contain palm oil, or one of our supporters who took action online and sent 600,000 letters to companies that use palm oil…THANK YOU!

Contests

Green Day + NRDC: Photo Contest (Ends 9/15/08)
We want to create a new photo album, and we want your help. Send us a photo of yourself taking action to help the environment… a photo of you taking public transportation, checking the air pressure in your tires, picking up trash some idiot left on the beach… be creative. Show us how YOU protect the environment. Need a little incentive? We’ve got a bunch of Green Day goodies to give away, so we’re making this into a contest. (Here’s my submission.)

Newsletters

Best Friends Animal Society: eNews, August 14, 2008
How Chula melts a tough teen’s heart

Center for Biological Diversity: Endangered Earth Online: No. 421, August 14, 2008
Endangered Earth: Endangered Species Act Threatened, Threatened Owls Defended

In Defense of Animals (IDA): IDA eNews: 08-14-08
News & Features

Organic Consumers Association: Organic Bytes #141: 8/14/2008
Organic Bytes: Monsanto Defeated, Safeguarding Organics, Dangerous Cell Phones & More…

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA): PETA weekly eNews, August 14, 2008
PETA E-News: Sexy Olympian Bares Skin to Save Skin

Petitions

Stop the Bush/Cheney Attack on Endangered Species Act

Justice for Omar [Tyrell Sugg]

Save Forrest an Innocent Dog in Denver

Let Peter Rabbit Stay At Home

Allow dogs and cats to travel on public transit

Miscellaneous

Conscious Consumer Marketplace: The Switch from Analog to Digital TV: Probably a Spectator Sport
Don’t fall for the following myths about the upcoming switch from analog to digital television broadcasting, set for February 17, 2009.

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