Kinship Circle: Animals Would Like Obama To Know…

December 1st, 2008 7:15 pm by Kelly Garbato

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From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
Date: Nov 29, 2008 6:44 PM
Subject: Animals Would Like Obama To Know…

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11/29/08: Animals Would Like President-Elect Obama To Know…

ONLY YOU CAN BE THEIR VOICE:

1. Dogs Respectfully Demand A Rescued Presidential Pooch
2. Farmed Animals Hope For An Administration That Acts In Their Interest
3. Wild Animals Want An End To Lethal “Management”
4. What’s Your Big Idea For Change?

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CONTACT INFO FOUND FOR OBAMA (DURING THE TRANSITION)

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Obama for America
P.O. Box 8102; Chicago, IL 60680
Obama for America will only accept #10 envelopes.
All other mail will be returned to sender.

These Obama-related websites still have live comment forms. They are listed in order of relevance. SEND YOUR COMMENTS TO SOME…OR ALL:

CHANGE.GOV TRANSISTION TEAM / SHARE YOUR VISION:

http://change.gov/page/s/yourvision

CHANGE.GOV TRANSISTION TEAM / CONTACT FORM:

http://change.gov/page/content/contact/

Obama-Biden Transition Project: 202-540-3000

OBAMA FOR AMERICA CAMPAIGN / WEB MAIL FORM:

http://answercenter.barackobama.com/cgi-bin/barackobama.cfg/php/enduser/ask.php

EMAIL BARACK OBAMA’S CAMPAIGN / WEB MAIL FORM:

http://congressorg.capwiz.com/congressorg/issues/alert/?alertid=11008941

CONTACT BARACK OBAMA.NET
Established to educate the public about Barack Obama; If you’d like to make a comment, we would love to hear from you: info [at] BarackObama.net

OBAMA, U.S. SENATOR FOR ILLINOIS / WEB EMAIL FORM:

http://obama.senate.gov/contact/index.php

***Kinship Circle cannot guarantee validity of email addresses. During campaigns, recipients may change or disable their email addresses. Emails from government, corporate, or institute websites may be incorrect.

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1. Dogs Demand A Rescued Presidential Pooch

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PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA SAID:

“With respect to the dog, this is a major issue. I think it’s generated more interest on our website than just about anything. We have two criteria that have to be reconciled. One is that Malia is allergic, so it has to be hypoallergenic. There are a number of breeds that are hypoallergenic. On the other hand, our preference would be to get a shelter dog, but, obviously, a lot of shelter dogs are mutts like me. So whether we’re going to be able to balance those two things I think is a pressing issue on the Obama household.”

SOURCE:

Ask Obama To Save A Dog’s Life, http://www.presidential-pooch-pardon.com/
David Meyer, Davidm [at] AdoptaPet.com
http://www.Adopt-a-Pet.com, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

CONTACT INFO / TAKE ACTION:

SEND IT YOURSELF: See all available contact info at top of this alert.
SEND BY WEB PETITION: http://www.presidential-pooch-pardon.com/

SAMPLE LETTER BY: http://www.presidential-pooch-pardon.com/

Kinship Circle did not write this sample letter.

Dear President-Elect Obama,

We thank you for your decision to add a dog to your family, and for considering rescue as an option. You’ve expressed concern that due to your daughter’s allergies, you may not be able to adopt from a shelter. In fact, animal shelters are full of “hypoallergenic” dogs who are perfect for the First Family. Please give a Presidential pardon to a shelter dog, and inspire millions of others to save a pet’s life by adopting!”

Sincerely, (Your name / address / city, state, zip)

Kinship Circle - 2008-10-15 - Aug-Oct Updates - 14

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND THE STORY OF BABY:

During the campaign, then-Senator Obama promised his daughters they would get a dog after the election. This made lighthearted news after the President-elect mentioned it in his acceptance speech, but there is a tragic side to the story, due to a special 3-legged dog named “Baby” who found her way into Barack Obama’s arms when he was a newly elected Senator…

READ FULL STORY:

President Obama and the story of “Baby”

http://www.deathrowpets.net/PDFs/Obama_Baby.pdf

How a 3-legged dog inspired our next President

http://www.animalliberationfront.com/News/2008_11/RescueBabyBarack.htm

MORE REFERENCES & READS:

Send a signal: Adopt a mutt

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/opinion/20081112_Send_a_signal__Adopt_a_mutt.html

Animal shelters perk up over First Pooch candidates

http://tinyurl.com/689qsu

Obamas won’t find a ‘hypoallergenic’ dog

http://tinyurl.com/629dfu

VIDEO / Presidential-Pooch-Pardon.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQ9nttfFcK0

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2. Farmed Animals Hope For Something Better

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SOURCE:

Bring Change to the U.S. Department of Agriculture

http://www.farmsanctuary.org/get_involved/alert_secofag.html

CONTACT INFO / TAKE ACTION:

SEND IT YOURSELF: See all available contact info at top of this alert.
SEND BY WEB PETITION: https://secure2.convio.net/fsi/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=173

Kinship Circle - 2008-11-29 - Animals Would Like President-Elect Obama To Know

SAMPLE LETTER BY FARM SANCTUARY

Kinship Circle did not write this sample letter.

Dear President-Elect Obama,

The Obama Administration has promised change — something desperately needed in the U.S. Department of Agriculture. I write to urge you to appoint a Secretary of Agriculture who supports humane agricultural policies and will guide the Agency in a new direction, one that includes sustainable, organic farming and healthy, plant-based diets available to all Americans.

Millions of farm animals are annually subject to industrialized production and slaughter, yet few federal laws govern their treatment. For too long our food policies have been driven by harmful industrial animal agriculture and subsidies to wealthy meat and dairy interests. It is time for the USDA to focus on healthy, sustainable and compassionate systems of food production.

Please appoint a Secretary of Agriculture with a vision for healthy people, healthy animals and a healthy environment. The treatment of animals matters to Americans and it should matter to the USDA as well.

Sincerely, (Your name / address / city, state, zip)

MORE REFERENCES & READS:

Urge President-elect Obama to appoint an animal-friendly Secretary of Agriculture

https://community.hsus.org/humane/notice-description.tcl?newsletter_id=28939623

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3. Wildlife Want An End To Lethal Management

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SOURCE:

Brian Vincent, brian [at] bigwildlife.org, http://www.bigwildlife.org

CONTACT INFO / TAKE ACTION:

SEND IT YOURSELF: See all available contact info at top of this alert.

Kinship Circle - 2008-10-15 - Aug-Oct Updates - 13

TALKING POINTS BY: Brian Vincent, brian [at] bigwildlife.org

Kinship Circle did not write this sample letter.

– Urge President-Elect Obama’s administration to end Wildlife Service’s aggressive and expansive lethal control of “carnivore” wildlife.

– Every year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services kills millions of animals, including thousands of native carnivores.

– USDA Wildlife Services employs a host of cruel — and largely ineffective, expensive, and unnecessary — methods to kill coyotes, bears, cougars, wolves, and other wildlife. Animals are shot, poisoned, gassed, trapped, snared, clubbed, pursued by hounds, helicopters, and planes, and lured to bait stations where they are gunned down.

– Dogs, cats and other animals are unintentionally injured or killed. 2007: Wildlife Services killed 2.4 million animals, including 121,565 Carnivores.

– Wildlife Services kills wild animals for such minor offenses as wandering onto private property, eating pet food, and digging in gardens. Thousands more are killed to mollify agribusiness, even though non-lethal measures, such as installation of proper fencing, strobes, and motion detector devices, are often effective in preventing conflicts.

– Carnivore numbers are also “culled” to boost “game” species for hunters.

– In addition, these animals are frequently targeted out of hysteria perpetuated by some government agencies, hunters, and development interests. Yet, it is usually irresponsible human behavior that leads to conflicts with wildlife. For more information visit: http://www.bigwildlife.org/

Always sign comments with your name / address / city, state, zip.

MORE REFERENCES & READS:

Advocating For Wild Animals

http://www.bigwildlife.org/TakeAction.php

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4. What’s Your Big Idea For Change?

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SOURCE:

Stephanie Ernst, mail [at] stephanieernst.com
http://www.change.org, http://animalrights.change.org

CONTACT INFO / TAKE ACTION:

SUBMIT YOUR IDEAS: http://www.change.org/ideas

President-Elect Obama says he wants to hear ideas from all Americans, so we’re taking him up on his offer. Here’s your chance to pose innovative solutions to the major problems we face and to get them heard. Submit your ideas for how to change America, and vote for your favorites. The top 10 ideas will be presented to the Obama administration on Inauguration Day…

SUBMIT YOUR IDEAS: http://www.change.org/ideas

Scroll down, on the right, to “Ideas by Cause.” There are only a few animal ideas currently… Here’s the direct link to the animal rights category: http://www.change.org/ideas/browse?category_id=25407

* VOTE for the animal-related ideas you would like to see presented
* POST NEW IDEAS that you have
* SEND LINKS to your animal rights-minded friends and ask them to vote as well.

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