easyVegan Link Sanctuary, 2008-10-09

October 9th, 2008 5:22 pm by Kelly Garbato

Action Alerts

Earthjustice: Tell EPA to Protect People from Pesticide Poisoning!
Endosulfan is a dangerous pesticide in the same family of chemicals as DDT, the notorious pesticide that was banned in 1972 because it poisoned people, wildlife, and the environment. Like DDT, endosulfan is a serious threat to people — especially farmworkers and children. The European Union and many other countries have already recognized this danger and have banned endosulfan’s use.

In Defense of Animals (IDA): Did You Know That Your Tax Dollars Still Fund Nicotine Experiments On Animals?
We taxpayers, with today’s economic crisis, are still funding ridiculous nicotine experiments on animals. Tell NIH we (and the animals) can’t afford this anymore.

In Defense of Animals (IDA): Urge Zappos.com To Stop Selling Fur
Zappos, an online retailer, knows about the suffering that goes into every fur-trimmed garment or accessory, but the company continues to contribute to that suffering by using fur. With so many fashionable, comfortable alternatives available today, there is no excuse for Zappos.com to continue using the fur of tortured animals in its designs.

Oxfam: Ask the Presidential Candidates to lead on Climate Change
Global warming poses a great threat to the international community, and disproportionately hurts those affected by poverty. Developing countries lack the resources they need to adapt to climate change. We need to ensure that the U.S. is ready to lead the international community in committing to fight climate change. Ask the presidential candidates to attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Poznan, Poland and commit to helping developing countries adapt to climate change.

The Sierra Club: Protect the Endangered Species Act
On August 15, the Department of the Interior proposed sweeping changes to this landmark environmental law. Under the new regulations, federal agencies would no longer have to consult with experts at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service. Instead, the agency proposing the project would have the power to decide how it would affect wildlife. These proposed changes are being bulldozed through and the DOI is only accepting comments from the public until October 14, 2008. In addition, they are not accepting email comments. Please use our talking points below to draft and submit your personalized comments. The Sierra Club will compile and deliver them before the October 14th deadline.

The Wilderness Society: Keep Colorado’s Roadless Area Protected!
Despite eight years of trying to undermine Roadless Rule protections, the Bush Administration has had remarkably little success in opening roadless areas to development. That’s real cause for celebration. But in Colorado, the future of our roadless areas is still in doubt. It’s critically important that you tell the Forest Service that Colorado’s roadless areas must be protected – for their wilderness, wildlife, watersheds – and for future generations.

We Can Solve It: Tell ABC to Air Our Ad
ABC recently refused to run our Repower America ad, even though they run ads from oil companies that mislead the American people about the role fossil fuels play in the climate crisis. Ask ABC to reconsider their decision and air our Repower America ad this Friday.

World Wildlife Fund (WWF): Great news for Sumatra’s forests
Today we have some amazing news to report. Provincial governments across Sumatra as well as the Indonesian government have just signed the first-ever island-wide commitment to protect Sumatra’s stunning biodiversity. Say thank you to the officials for their bold and courageous action.

Contests

PETA2: Win a Sea Kittens Shirt!
Want to represent for the lovely and amazing sea kittens? Comment below with why you want to save the sea kittens to win a shirt!

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM): Introducing the 2009 Cut Above Awards for Dissection Alternatives
PCRM is excited to announce the inaugural 2009 Cut Above Awards for Dissection Alternatives. These awards recognize the achievements of one student and one teacher from a middle or high school who have advanced humane, nonanimal teaching methods in place of animal use.

Newsletters

The Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC): Dissent is Patriotic, October 2008, Vol. 7, No. 9
Your Vote is Your Voice: Make 2008 Election a Giant Step Toward Restoring Our Constitution & more

Center for Biological Diversity: Endangered Earth Online, No. 429, October 9, 2008
Endangered Earth: Polar Bears Move Toward Real Protections

Defenders of Wildlife: eNews, October 2008
eNews: Watch Out for Wildlife!

In Defense of Animals (IDA): IDA eNews: 10-09-08
News & Features

New American Dream: New Dream News: Issue No. 58, October 7, 2008
Stop Breaking Your Budget – Break the Bottled Water Habit

The Ocean Conservancy: Sea Change, October 2008
Seals, Whales, and Decision ’08

The Sierra Club: Club Currents, Volume VI, #134, Oct 7, 2008
New Listing: Endangered Species Act Threatened

Vegan Outreach: E-Newsletter, Oct. 8, 2008
New Records Daily! & more

VegCooking.com: Recipe of the Week, October 8, 2008
Corn Chowder

Petitions

Support Critical Ocean Conservation Plan

ABC Refused to Air Clean Energy Ad – Speak Out!

Take a Stand Against Wrongful Eviction

Clemency for Ratchet

Denmark: A Worldwide Disgrace

Incredible Risso’s Dolphin Massacre!

Petition Against Housing Development near Fung Yuen SSSI

Tell the Presidential candidates to say no to oil drilling!

Upcoming Events

Post Punk Kitchen: 4 Course Dinner For The Kitties – Fri 10/24
Join me at Sweetpea Bakery for a 4 course dinner to benefit Portland’s House of Dreams, an awesome no-kill kitty shelter going through some tough times.

Miscellaneous

Environmental Defense Fund: Green Energy Voter Guide, 2008

Vegan Bits: Proposition 2 – Yes or No

Vegans of Color: Cattle, Mavericks, and McCain

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