easyVegan Link Sanctuary, 2009-04-02

April 2nd, 2009 10:46 pm by mad mags

Action Alerts

Anti-Fur Society: Ask the Washingtonian Mag Not to Advertise Fur
“I am appalled to learn that a respected publication like The Washingtonian promotes wearing fur in both its feature articles and advertising. In a time of green living, and in light of the recent economic downtown, your magazine has a prime opportunity to present a “better,” more responsible capital city to your readers.” [Incidentally, I’m disappointed to see the Anti-Fur Society use the term ‘fur hag’ in its action alert, i.e., “We are going after local fur hags and their adepts, starting with the Washingtonian Magazine — “THE” Washington DC social mag.”]

Colorado Daily (via IDA): Only in Boulder: A home for pet ‘guardians’; Campaign to rename pet ‘owners’ started in Boulder, soon spread
Please vote in their online poll, “Pet lovers: What is your relationship with your pet?” – “Guardian” or “owner”

Ecological Internet / Climate Ark: Action Alert: Tell Leading Climate Scientists, Industrialists and Negotiators to Stop Promoting Industrial Scale Biochar
“Please protest proposals for large scale use of charcoal in soils for climate change mitigation, and against their inclusion into carbon markets. Biochar, along with agrofuels, will result in devastating expansion of industrial agriculture which threatens people, climate and ecosystems.”

In Defense of Animals (IDA): Tell President Obama: Strengthen Ban on Commercial Whaling!
“Ever since the Presidency of Richard Nixon, the official policy of the United States has been to oppose commercial whaling. But the Bush Administration had, for the past two years, been pushing a “compromise” at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) that would legalize the killing of thousands of whales, dolphins and porpoises by Japan, Iceland and Norway. […] President Barack Obama must hear from the public that he needs to reverse the US position and stop these negotiations. His new Administration is very busy with other priorities, but a deal with Japan on whaling may be reached soon, and he must hear that we oppose such a deal.”

In Defense of Animals (IDA): Soldiers Getting Away With Animal Cruelty In Texas
“Two recent cases of animal cruelty by soldiers at Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas raise cause for alarm. In the first case, Fort Bliss soldier Dwayne Sumter left his dog enclosed in a crate alone in an off-post house for weeks. The dog, dubbed “Little Pit Girl,” ate her way out of the crate but with no food and water, she died herunterladen. Her body was found later lying in a suitcase that was left in the abandoned house. Sumter was charged with animal cruelty by the El Paso District Attorney’s Office but has never been to trial. He was transferred to Fort Hood. The second case involved another Fort Bliss soldier accused of killing a small dog and injuring another. Spc. Frank Zimmerman, who was charged by military police last week with not following the post’s animal cruelty policy, allegedly broke the leg of a dog he’d recently adopted from an animal shelter. That dog, Wrigley, has since had surgery and is recovering. A second dog, Tinkerbelle, was killed allegedly after Zimmerman stomped on her neck.”

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC): Tell Congress to stop coal companies from using mountain streams as waste dumps.
“One of the world’s most destructive mining practices is steadily destroying the rugged mountains and pristine forests of the Cumberland Plateau BioGem. Mining companies are blowing up entire mountaintops to access the coal underneath–a process that has already leveled nearly 500 Appalachian peaks. Mountaintop removal mining not only threatens to destroy native forests in the southeastern United States, but it’s also filling valleys and streams with toxic mining waste and endangering wildlife and local communities.”

The Sierra Club: Protect The Grand Canyon from Uranium Mining yoyo app herunterladen!
“You would think it’s a no-brainer. Do not expose the Grand Canyon or the Colorado River to radiation contamination. Yet today, there are more than 1,000 uranium mining claims within five miles of Grand Canyon National Park. Please sign our petition and help ensure these disastrous plans are never put into action.”


Veg News: This Week’s Giveaway: Green Cleaning Kit
“Simply tell us your favorite green cleaning product or tip, and one person will be randomly drawn to win this fabulous Green Cleaning Kit, which features pink grapefruit detergent tabs, pink grapefruit dish soap, cucumber all-purpose cleaner, and a sleek bottle of hand-washing soap. Happy spring!”


Best Friends: eNews, April 2, 2009
“Furry (and Feathery) Ambassadors of Love”

Center for Biological Diversity: Endangered Earth Online, No. 454, April 2, 2009
“Endangered Earth: Judge Rules for Jaguars, Center Sues for Climate”

In Defense of Animals (IDA): eNews, April 2, 2009
News & Features

PETA: Weekly eNews, April 2, 2009
“PETA E-News: The Saddest Job of All”

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM): PCRM Online, April 2009
“Victory Spares Pigs in Albany; PCRM Conference Confronts Childhood Obesity Epidemic; New Humane Seal Web Site Helps You Give and Let Live; Meat Study Highlights Need for School Lunch Reform; Help Keep Animals and People Safe from Harmful Chemicals; Urge Congress to Support the Great Ape Protection Act”

Save the Manatee Club: Paddle Tales, April 2009
“Springtime Releases; Put a Manatee in Your Easter Basket and Get a Free Plush Toy!; Meet Elaine; Volunteerism — Time Well Spent to Help Manatees & more”


Ensure New Global Warming Act Remains Strong

Ban the Gas Chamber for Animals in Michigan!

‘Round the Interwebz

Arts & Opinion, Vol. 8, No. 2: Karen Davis – Battered Hen

Associated Press, Group: Detainees kept in dirty basement rooms; Civil rights group claims immigrants detained in ‘barbaric’ basement in Los Angeles

Digital Journal: Whistle-blowers say disasters from storms can be avoided (also see the other five articles in the series)

Javier Moreno on Facebook: Initiation to speciesism

The Raw Story: Police ‘fusion’ centers criticized for tracking Ron Paul, Barr, McKinney supporters

Sustainable Table @ Change .org: Dear Skinny B*tch, Abusing Women Is Disgusting

Upcoming Events

Animal Aid: Horse Racing Awareness Week, Sunday, March 29 through Saturday, April 4, 2009
“Horse Racing Awareness Week takes place in the seven days leading up to the Grand National meeting in Aintree – a notoriously hazardous three-day event that has killed 35 horses over the last decade google drive datei auf iphone herunterladen. Runners face unique problems in the flagship race, including the proximity of a large, noisy crowd; the number of animals taking part; and the nature of the fences. Most years there are fatalities. Animal Aid is calling for this punishing, brutal event to be banned. Please read on to find out how you can help raise awareness and aid our campaign.”

American Humane Association (AHA): Every Day Is Tag Day – Saturday, April 4, 2009
“The American Humane Association celebrates every day as Tag Day to encourage all pet owners to tag or microchip their companion animals. Pet care is more than providing food, water and shelter. Pet care also includes tagging your pet. According to the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy, about 1 million dogs and half a million cats are taken into U.S. animal shelters as strays each year. Sadly, only 15 percent of those dogs and 2 percent of those cats are reunited with their owners.”

Animal Care Expo 2009 – Monday, April 6 through Thursday, April 9, 2009 in Las Vegas, NV
“This year, The Humane Society of the United States is offering the best Animal Care Expo to date. We’ve joined forces with the National Conference on Animals in Disasters, and we welcome emergency managers and responders to the best conference experience in the animal protection and emergency services fields. At Animal Care Expo 2009, you’ll find more of our renowned educational workshops and networking opportunities. And Expo will again have all your favorite features, like the Meet and Greet, the Brain Bank, and more!”

Amnesty International: Demand Accountability for Torture and Abuse Now pingu download for free! Congressional In-District Lobby Weeks, Monday, April 6 through Friday, April 17, 2009
Obama’s latest move on detainees reveals an administration unwilling to change Bush counter-terrorism policies. Register today to meet with your Senators and Representatives during the weeks of April 6 – 17. This past weekend we got a deeply troubling glimpse into the heart of the Obama administration’s counter-terrorism policies. On Friday, in a symbolic break with the past, the Obama administration announced it would drop the term “enemy combatant” – only to argue in the same breath that the administration has the legal authority to hold detainees indefinitely, without charge. We’re beginning to fear the worst: that the Obama administration will hold onto the failed counter-terrorism policies of the Bush administration. Such a move would solidify and make indefinite detention and other Bush policies the new norm in America. Our most powerful antidote to these cancerous counter-terrorism policies is a full investigation that includes holding those responsible accountable. While your Members of Congress are at home during the April recess, meet with them and push them for an independent investigation.”

In Defense of Animals (IDA): World Week for Animals in Laboratories (WWAIL) – Saturday, April 18 through Sunday, April 26
“Please join In Defense of Animals during World Week for Animals in Laboratories (WWAIL), April 18-26, to speak out against the abhorrent use of animals in testing and research download birthday parties for free. With a new administration and a serious financial crisis at hand, it is more important than ever that we use this week to call attention to the outdated and unnecessary biomedical experiments that continue to claim the lives of millions of animals each year. This year, there is more hope than ever, as technology moves us beyond antiquated animal experiments and government reports, agencies and scientists have begun to acknowledge not only the need to move away from animal research, but also the flaws in the National Institutes of Health’s grant-funding system.”

Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF): Party Animals, Party to end puppy mills – Sunday, April 19, 2009
“The Humane Society Legislative Fund is excited to announce that our next round of Party Animals house parties will be Sunday, April 19, and will focus on putting an end to puppy mills.”

Earth Day – Wednesday, April 22, 2009
“Earth Day 2009, April 22, will mark the beginning of the Green Generation Campaign! This two-year initiative will culminate with the 40th anniversary of Earth Day in 2010. With negotiations for a new global climate agreement coming up in December, Earth Day 2009 must be a day of action and civic participation, to defend the Green Generation’s core principles. Under the umbrella of the Green Generation, thousands of events are currently being planned in schools, communities, villages, towns and cities around the world. As in 2008, on April 19th Earth Day Network will celebrate Earth Day on the National Mall in Washington, DC, plus large-scale volunteer events in ten other US cities in partnership with Green Apple Festival. Our partners in Tokyo, Buenos Aires, Beijing, and Manila, among others, are planning large events where everyone can participate. Find an event or activity near you!”

WorldFest – Saturday, May 16, 2009 in Woodland Ave download broadcasts from the zdf mediathek. Park in Encino, California
“The WorldFest 2009 Earth Day Festival will be held on Saturday, May 16th, 2009, from 10 am to 6:30 pm, at the beautiful outdoor setting of Woodley Park in Encino, CA. We will welcome our attendees to a magnificent day filled with entertainment, education and enlightenment. The combination of great music, empowering speakers, environmental, humanitarian and animal welfare non-profits, kid’s activities and an delicious food court make for an earth-friendly experience that is sure to be inspiring and enjoyable for all.”

Farm Sanctuary: California Country Hoe Down, Saturday, May 16 & Sunday, May 17, 2009 in Orland, CA
“Farm Sanctuary’s barn doors are swinging wide open for two days of good old-fashioned fun and festivities during our annual Country Hoe Down. Spend a rejuvenating weekend in the countryside with likeminded individuals and our lovable rescued farm animals during this one-of-a-kind conference. […] The conference costs $45 per person and $20 for children and includes the catered dinner and barn dance. Free, rustic camping is available at the California Shelter on Saturday night only, and hotel accommodations are only a short drive from the sanctuary.”

Veggie Pride Parade – Sunday, May 17, 2009 in New York City
“Please join UPC President Karen Davis, Parade creator Pamela Rice, and other animal rights activists for the Second Annual Veggie Pride Parade in New York City. Last year’s Parade was a huge success. The 2008 Parade was covered by The New York Times and many other media outlets in NYC and around the country. This year’s Parade will be even Bigger and Better! Procession starts at Noon – lineup 11 a.m. – in the Old Meat District in Greenwich Village where Little West 12th St., Gansevoort St., Greenwich St edtime herunterladen. & 9th Ave. converge. Endpoint for the Parade this year is Union Square Park (north end).”

Their Lives, Our Voices 2009 – Midwest Animal Advocacy Conference, Friday, June 12 through Sunday, June 14, 2009 in Minneapolis, MN
“Their Lives, Our Voices gathers activists from around the country for an inclusive, high-quality, hands-on conference focused on empowering advocates in their efforts to help farmed animals. This event is accessible to all animal advocates, showcasing diverse topics and perspectives within our movement. Networking and attendee participation are vital to TLOV’s success, so please come and help make our second annual TLOV conference an exceptional event. TLOV is hosted by Compassionate Action for Animals. The conference starts in the evening of Friday, June 12, and continues through Sunday, June 14. The conference venue is the Hubert H. Humphrey Conference Center in Minneapolis, MN.”

National Pigeon Day – Saturday, June 13, 2009 in New York City
“The New York Bird Club cordially invites you to participate in the Second Annual National Pigeon Day Celebration on Saturday, June 13th from Noon to 4 p.m. on Pilgrim Hill in Central Park in New York City. This event is a celebration of pigeons and a time to give thanks to pigeons for the joy they bring us each day of the year – their sweet faces, cooing voices and majestic waddle lift our spirits amid the bustle of city life.”

Let It Live – Friday, June 26 through Sunday, June 28 in Portland, Oregon
“The 2009 Let Live Conference is officially set for June 26th-28th in Portland, Oregon and registration is open NOW. To offset the cost of the conference, we kindly request a donation of $15 for registration. However, for early birds who register by May 1st, the suggested donation is only $10 nen 1414 symbolen downloaden dwg! So register early and help us provide you with a bigger and badder animal rights conference.”

Taking Action for Animals – Friday, July 24 through Monday, July 27, 2009 in Arlington, Virginia
“The fifth annual Taking Action for Animals conference will be held July 24-27, 2009, in Arlington, Virginia. Learn how to plan effective campaigns, walk the halls of Congress to lobby your federal legislators on animal protection issues, and hear from speakers such as HSUS president and CEO Wayne Pacelle, comedian and author Carol Leifer, and Colorado State University professor and bioethicist Dr. Bernard Rollin.”

Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup, Saturday, September 19, 2009
“Save the date for this year’s Cleanup on September 19, 2009. Official registration doesn’t open until June, so we’ve created a special save the date invitation to remind you why this is so important (you can print it or use it for your computer background). If you don’t currently receive email communications from Ocean Conservancy, you can also sign up for the email list, and we’ll let you know when you can officially register (as well as other easy things you can do to help protect the ocean).”

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The easyVegan Link Sanctuary is a near-daily roundup of animal and environmental advocacy action alerts, campaign updates, carnivals, contests, newsletters, petitions, upcoming events and miscellaneous resources.

While my primary focus is non-human animals and the environment in which they live, I will cover human rights issues as well, especially as they relate to animal and environmental welfare. (For example, while reproductive rights is typically seen as a feminist or women’s issue, the growing global human population does have environmental consequences. In this vein, access to family planning resources has a tangible impact on the environment – an environment we share with non-human animals.)

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