Born Free USA: Victory for Lynx / Our New Blog

Monday, April 7th, 2008

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From: Born Free USA Newsletters – donotreply [at] apiforanimals.org
Date: Fri, Apr 4, 2008 at 4:37 PM
Subject: Victory for Lynx / Our New Blog

Alerts at a Glance:

* Court Rules in Favor of Threatened Lynx — Judge says MN Trapping Program Violates ESA
– Fantastic News! This week’s ruling by a federal judge orders MN to ensure that no further lynx are captured by trapping activities within core lynx habitat.

* We’ve Launched a New Blog!
– Be sure to check out our blog for regular, incisive, up-to-the-minute commentary on issues affecting wild animals in need, both in the USA and around the world.

* Help Us Help Animals
** Make a Donation: Please consider a contribution in support of our 2008 campaigns and programs. Your gift will help us make a difference for countless animals this year.

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API: Speak Out for Sea Lions and Animals Used in Rodeos and Circuses

Saturday, February 9th, 2008

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From: Born Free USA Newsletters – donotreply [at] apiforanimals.org
Date: Feb 8, 2008 7:48 AM
Subject: Speak Out for Sea Lions and Animals Used in Rodeos and Circuses

Alerts at a Glance:

* Speak Out to Save Sea Lions Along the Pacific Coast
– Submit your comments to the National Marine Fisheries Service to prevent the tragic deaths of sea lions.

* Help Santa Clara County Ban Rodeos and Circuses with Animals
– California residents are urgently needed to attend hearing Tuesday, February 12, and to write to Supervisors to urge ordinance approval.

*Other Ways to Help Animals
** Honor Your Valentine with a Gift from the Heart: Receive a free, organic, cotton T-shirt with your donation of $75 or more to our 2008 campaigns.

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API: Help Endangered Dogs and Cats and Take Action for Animals in Pet Shops

Monday, January 28th, 2008

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From: Born Free USA Newsletters – donotreply [at] apiforanimals.org
Date: Jan 25, 2008 2:15 AM
Subject: Help Endangered Dogs and Cats and Take Action for Animals in Pet Shops

Alerts at a Glance:

* Endangered Cats and Dogs Need Your Help
– Contact your Senators and Representative to encourage funding for the conservation of wild cat and dog species in developing countries.

* Update: African Grey Parrots Get a Second Chance at Freedom
– Find out how your generosity has helped rescue efforts for parrots originally destined for the pet trade.

* PETsMART Again Linked to Mistreated Animals (link)
– In the wake of new allegations against PETsMART, take action to again ask that they cease sales of birds and other live animals.

* Vote to Help Prairie Dogs Today
– Casting your vote today can help provide much needed grant money for prairie dog conservation efforts.

* Born Free USA is now on Facebook!
– If you’re on Facebook, please add us! If you’re not, here’s your excuse to get online and find out what it’s all about.

** Other Ways to Help Animals
* Last Days for Dan Piraro’s National Bird Day Designs: Time is running out to pick up Dan Piraro’s National Bird Day designs, featuring the work of the creator of the popular, nationally syndicated “Bizarro” comic.
* Make a Donation: Please consider a contribution in support of our 2008 campaigns and programs. Your gift will help us make a difference for countless animals this year.

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API: Help Protect Animals from Cruel Traps

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

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From: API Newsletters – donotreply [at] apiforanimals.org
Date: Jan 17, 2008 3:28 AM
Subject: Help Protect Animals from Cruel Traps

Alerts at a Glance:

* Help Protect Animals from Cruel Traps — We Need Your Help Gathering Information
– The use of body-gripping traps has many tragic consequences, including injury to unintended victims. You can help us change that.

* Born Free USA Is Now on Facebook!
– If you’re on Facebook, please add us! If you’re not, here’s your excuse to get online and find out what it’s all about.

** Other Ways to Help
* Make a Donation: Please consider a contribution in support of our 2008 campaigns and programs. Your gift will help us make a difference for countless animals this year.

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API: Take Action for Birds and Tigers

Friday, January 11th, 2008

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From: API Newsletters – donotreply [at] apiforanimals.org
Date: Jan 11, 2008 10:01 AM
Subject: Take Action for Birds and Tigers

Alerts at a Glance:

* Urge PETsMART to Stop Selling Birds — Diseased Birds Found in Multiple PETsMART Stores
– Contact PETsMART today to urge its management to stop treating birds like mass-produced merchandise and turn their temporary sales suspension into a permanent ban.

* Sign a Petition to Help Endangered Tigers in China
– Sign our online petition today, to urge the Chinese government to permanently ban the trade in tiger parts.

* National Bird Day Events Reminder
– January 5 was National Bird Day, and there are still great art show events happening in California this weekend in support of the birds. Or go online to view and purchase unique bird art.

* Born Free USA on the Radio
– Tune into Animal Wise Radio this Sunday to hear a bit about what we’re up to.

* Other Ways to Help Animals
** PJ Publications: Find the perfect gift for the bird lover in your life amidst a wonderful selection of animal-themed products — and benefit our work for birds.
** Make a Donation: Please consider a contribution in support of our 2008 campaigns and programs. We couldn’t do what we do without your help.

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API: Countdown to National Bird Day / Circus Animals Need Your Help

Sunday, January 6th, 2008

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From: Born Free USA Newsletters – donotreply [at] apiforanimals.org
Date: Jan 4, 2008 10:08 PM
Subject: Countdown to National Bird Day / Circus Animals Need Your Help

Alerts at a Glance:

* Countdown to National Bird Day, January 5, 2008
– Check out our 5 easy ways to help the birds, and the many events happening around the U.S. this weekend.

* Circus Animals Need Your Help in 2008
– Find out how you can work with us this year to help bring an end to the cruelties circus animals are forced to endure.

* Helping African Grey Parrots Regain their Freedom — Photo update
– See newly posted photos of the recent rescue efforts to help African Grey parrots confiscated in Camaroon, Africa.

* Other Ways to Help Animals
** PJ Publications: Find the perfect gift for the bird lover in your life amidst a wonderful selection of animal-themed products — and benefit our work for birds.
** Make a Donation: Please consider a contribution in support of our 2008 campaigns and programs. We couldn’t do what we do without your help.

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Kinship Circle: ACT/ Death Is Price Of Freedom At SF Zoo

Saturday, December 29th, 2007

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From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
Date: Dec 28, 2007 4:05 PM
Subject: ACT/ Death Is Price Of Freedom At SF Zoo

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PHOTO: This undated handout from the San Francisco Zoo (SFZ) shows female Siberian tiger, named Tatiana, [who] managed to escape from [her] enclosure and maul three people, killing one of them. US media report that the tiger may have been helped out of its den by one of the victims.

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API: A Year’s-End Edition of Bulletin

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

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From: API Newsletters – donotreply [at] apiforanimals.org
Date: Dec 27, 2007 9:40 AM
Subject: A Year’s-End Edition of Bulletin

A Dynamic Force for Animals

On December 12, 2007, API announced a historic merger. In a move that redefines the animal protection movement, API joined forces with Born Free USA to become Born Free USA united with Animal Protection Institute.

By uniting our two organizations we stand ready to become a dynamic force for animals in need in the United States and around the world. Our unique combination of vision, commitment, and experience means Born Free USA united with Animal Protection Institute will be a leader that the animals can trust — and so can you.

The end of the year is the traditional time to pause and reflect over the past twelve months. So this final Bulletin takes an overview of our 2007 accomplishments as API, and what, with your help, we’ve achieved for the animals. We face 2008 with expanded resources, expanded staff, and an enthusiastic commitment to protecting animals. As Born Free USA united with API, we look forward to exciting changes in the months ahead. We hope you’ll welcome this opportunity to continue to make a difference with us on behalf of animals, and that you’ll continue to support us with a generous year-end donation.

IN THIS ISSUE

* Putting an end to “a lifetime of misery”
* Going up against the big guys
* Coyotes in our midst
* Fur kills
* No more cruel traps!
* Victory in Washington state
* Farm transport
* A more natural life
* Acting locally
* National Bird Day: January 5, 2008

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API: Contact Crossroads about its Fur Sales Policy / Take Action for Coyotes

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

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From: API Newsletters – donotreply [at] apiforanimals.org
Date: Dec 20, 2007 4:58 AM
Subject: Contact Crossroads about its Fur Sales Policy / Take Action for Coyotes

Alerts at a Glance:

* Crossroads Trading Company Withdraws from Consumers for a Fur Free Society
– Urge Crossroads Trading Company to reconsider its decision to withdraw from the program, and to allow fur to be sold in its stores.

* Indiana Residents: Your Voice Needed on Behalf of Coyotes
– Help spare coyotes from the terrible fate of being used in the cruel practice of “live bait training.”

* Other Ways to Help Animals
** Year-End Gifts: Make a year-end, tax-deductible donation in support of our 2008 campaigns and programs.
** CaféPress: Looking for a last minute holiday gift for a special someone on your list? Shop our CaféPress store for fur-free fashions, or choose one of our other stylish designs.

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API: DAF People’s Choice Award / National Bird Day e-Cards

Sunday, December 9th, 2007

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From: API Newsletters – donotreply [at] apiforanimals.org
Date: Dec 7, 2007 11:48 PM
Subject: DAF People’s Choice Award / National Bird Day e-Cards

Alerts at a Glance:

* Winner Declared for Design Against Fur People’s Choice Award
– You voted, and the results are just in for this special award — part of an annual design contest to raise awareness that it’s never okay to wear fur.

* National Bird Day Holiday e-Cards Now Available
– New online! Be sure to take advantage of a great way to remind people about this important day — on behalf of the millions of birds around the world who are exploited by the pet industry.

* Other Ways to Help Animals
** NY Artificial: Get an eco-friendly Karuna shopping bag and 60% of the profit benefits API’s work for animals.

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API: Celebrate This Thanksgiving by Speaking Out for Animals

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

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From: API Newsletters – donotreply [at] apiforanimals.org
Date: Nov 22, 2007 7:12 AM
Subject: Celebrate This Thanksgiving by Speaking Out for Animals

Alerts at a Glance:

* Tell Pier 1 What’s Wrong with Using a Capuchin Monkey in Its Holiday Catalog
– This holiday season, your efforts can help educate Pier 1 Imports and reduce the demand for primates and other exotic animals in the entertainment industry.

* Celebrate Fur Free Friday on November 23
– Help animals keep their fur coats for themselves. Ask your favorite retailer to take a stand against fur by joining Consumers for a Fur Free Society and signing the international fur free pledge.

* Fly Free with New National Bird Day CafePress Designs
– Check out fabulous new “Think Outside the Cage” designs, and get tips for putting your National Bird Day event plans in motion.

* Urgent! Letters Needed to Protect California’s Sea Turtles
– Send comments by Friday, November 23 to ensure the future of California’s sea turtles and other marine species living off the California coast.

* Your Comments Help Out Virginia Wildlife
– Update: Find out how speaking out for animals kept two egregious proposals from harming wildlife in Virginia.

* Other Ways to Help Animals:
** “Adopt” a Primate: Give the gift of a bright tomorrow to residents at the API Primate Sanctuary.
** Vehicle Donation: Turn your old car, truck, RV, trailer, or boat into cash to help API continue to successfully advocate for animals.

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API: Choose Your Favorite Fur Free Design; Keep Cloning Out of the Farm Bill

Friday, November 16th, 2007

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From: API Newsletters – donotreply [at] apiforanimals.org
Date: Nov 16, 2007 4:13 AM
Subject: Choose Your Favorite Fur Free Design; Keep Cloning Out of the Farm Bill

Alerts at a Glance:

* Cast Your Vote for the Design Against Fur People’s Choice Award
– The regional winners are in, and the People’s Choice polls are now open in this annual design contest to raise awareness that it’s never okay to wear fur.

* Keep Animal Cloning Out of the Farm Bill — and Out of the U.S. Food Supply
– Your efforts are needed today for Amendment #3524 to the Farm Bill — to stop the FDA from allowing cloned animals into the food supply.

* Other Ways to Help Animals
** API’s Platinum Plus VISA Credit Card: Maximize your purchasing power this season, and benefit animals every time you use your card.
** VeggieConnection.com: Meet like-minded vegetarians for friendship or romance, while your membership goes to work furthering API’s critical work.

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API: Speak Up for Elephants and Other Exotic Animals; Holiday Gift Ideas

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

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From: API Newsletters – donotreply [at] apiforanimals.org
Date: Nov 9, 2007 11:29 PM
Subject: Speak Up for Elephants and Other Exotic Animals, and Shop API’s eBay Auction

Alerts at a Glance:

* Do You Know Where Your Entertainment Dollars Go?
– Be sure you don’t indirectly support the mistreatment of animals in the circus, and tell Kenneth Feld you won’t support any of his shows while Feld Entertainment continues to use elephants and other exotic animals in its productions.

* Maggie the Elephant Soaks Up the California Sun
– Find out how your efforts have helped Maggie the former Alaska Zoo elephant start a new life at the PAWS sanctuary in California.

* Exclusive Designer Handbags Available Through API’s Ebay Auction
– Don’t miss your opportunity to own exquisite handbags from internationally renowned New York designers at NY Artificial.

* Other Ways to Help Animals
** Ideal Bite — A Sassier Shade of Green: Make this your greenest holiday season ever — while helping support API’s mission.

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API: Binox for Birds, Dan Piraro Designs at API’s CafePress Store

Saturday, November 3rd, 2007

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From: API Newsletters – donotreply [at] apiforanimals.org
Date: Nov 2, 2007 1:48 PM
Subject: Binox for Birds, Dan Piraro Designs at API’s CafePress Store

Alerts at a Glance:
* Binoculars for the Birds
– Send API your used or new binoculars to help Indonesian schoolchildren learn that birds are more beautiful wild.
* New Designs Available at API’s CafePress Store
– Check out our newly available National Bird Day CafePress designs — featuring the work of cartoonist Dan Piraro, creator of the popular, nationally syndicated “Bizarro” comic.
* Other Ways to Help Animals
** Lori Faye Bock: This popular animal artist’s paintings touch your spirit, enliven your space — and help API continue our valuable work.
** MessageProduct checks: Attractive personalized checks with which you can easily support API’s mission to help animals.

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API: Big Cats Seized from Dangerous "Conservation" Group Highlights Need for Federal Legislation

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

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From: API Newsletters – donotreply [at] apiforanimals.org
Date: Oct 26, 2007 9:48 PM
Subject: Big Cats Seized from Dangerous “Conservation” Group Highlights Need for Federal Legislation

Alerts at a Glance:

* Big Cats Seized from Dangerous “Conservation” Group Highlights Need for Federal Legislation
– Lions and tigers are relocated from Ohio “sanctuary.” Contact your federal legislators today to build support for H.R. 1947, Hayley’s Act — to improve the welfare of captive big cats in the U.S. and protect members of your community.

* Other Ways to Help Animals:
** The Combined Federal Campaign: Find out how you can easily support API’s valuable animal work through this federal charitable giving program.
** Ideal Bite — A Sassier Shade of Green: Sign up to get the latest tips benefitting people, animals, and the planet.
** Better World Club: Your membership in a great “green” auto club will also benefit the animals.

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API: Make Plans for National Bird Day and Help Canadian Cormorants

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

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From: API Newsletters – donotreply [at] apiforanimals.org
Date: Oct 19, 2007 7:00 AM
Subject: Make Plans for National Bird Day and Help Canadian Cormorants

Alerts at a Glance:

* Flock Together for the Birds on National Bird Day
– Make plans now to celebrate the sixth annual National Bird Day by helping to educate the public about issues affecting captive birds.

* Protect Middle Island Cormorants from Lethal Culling in Canada
– Contact Park and Government officials to help change the fate of double-crested cormorants in Ontario.

* Other Ways to Help Animals:
– PJ Publications and Gifts: Find the perfect gift for the bird lover in your life amidst a wonderful selection of animal-themed products — and benefit API’s work for the birds.

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API: Improve Welfare of Exotic Animals and Protect Your Community

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

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From: API Newsletters – donotreply [at] apiforanimals.org
Date: Sep 28, 2007 8:26 PM
Subject: Improve Welfare of Exotic Animals and Protect Your Community

Alerts at a Glance:

* Improve the Welfare of Captive Big Cats and Protect Your Community
– Contact your legislators to help enact stricter federal regulations that promote public safety and improve the lives of captive big cats.

* Minnesota Residents: Circus Ban Meets Narrow Defeat
– Find out about the vote and thank those City Council members who supported the ban to protect circus animals in Minneapolis.

* Other Ways to Help Animals
** Better World Club: Your membership in a great “green” auto club will also benefit the animals.
** Stacey Lamothe: Show off your unique style with unique metal jewelry pieces for yourself or a friend and support API at the same time.

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API: Coyotes and Other Wildlife Need Your Help

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

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From: API Newsletters – donotreply [at] apiforanimals.org
Date: Sep 22, 2007 2:25 PM
Subject: Coyotes and Other Wildlife Need Your Help

Alerts at a Glance:

* Make Your Community Coyote-Friendly
– Take steps to help your community co-exist humanely with coyotes.

* Oklahoma Residents: Urge Attorney General to End Cruel Wildlife Practice
– Help put a stop to an inhumane method of “managing” coyotes.

* Virginia Residents: Your Voice Urgently Needed on Behalf of Wildlife
– Speak out against several proposed regulation changes that are harmful to wildlife.

* Washington Residents: Speak up for Washington Wildlife
– Help determine major issues in “hunted wildlife” management.

* Other Ways to Help Animals
** Purr…fect Cat Fence: Protect your cat from wildlife encounters while enjoying the great outdoors.
** API Gift Memberships: Give the gift of membership and share API with friends and family members.

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API: Updates and Activities to Celebrate Elephants

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

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From: API Newsletters – donotreply [at] apiforanimals.org
Date: Sep 21, 2007 4:26 PM
Subject: Updates and Activities to Celebrate Elephants

Alerts at a Glance:

* Get Active for Elephants on Elephant Appreciation Day
– Celebrate Elephant Appreciation Day by learning more about what you can do to help elephants.

* Update: Maggie the Elephant Moves to California
– Find out how your calls and letters have helped improve life for Maggie the elephant.

* Other Ways to Help Animals
** New Circus Elephant Designs at API’s Café Press Store: Make a fashionable statement about how you feel about the cruel use of elephants in the circus.

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API: Take Action for Farmed Animals and Animals in the Circus

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

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From: API Newsletters – donotreply [at] apiforanimals.org
Date: Sep 13, 2007 4:11 PM
Subject: Take Action for Farmed Animals and Animals in the Circus

Alerts at a Glance:

*Consumers for a Fur Free Society Welcomes Crossroads Trading Company as “Founding Supporter”
-Find out more about how companies are taking a stand about their fur free policies, and how you can encourage others to do the same.

*Contact the Governor to Protect California Wildlife
-Contact Governor Schwarzenegger today to ensure that two important wildlife bills (AB 1477 and AB 449) are signed into law.

*Your Urgent Action Needed to Help Kangaroos in California
-Help maintain protections for kangaroos in the state by contacting Governor Schwarzenegger and urging him to veto (oppose) SB 880.

*Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival Comes to Colorado in September
-Attend a film festival in Boulder designed to raise awareness about wildlife and the environment.

*Other Ways to Help Animals
**Fine Art by Bela Fidel: Add beautiful artwork to your collection while supporting API’s work for animals.
**API Travel: We’ve got your ticket to good deals. You can help the animals while shopping for travel, cruises, concert tickets, flowers and more.

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