Kinship Circle: UPDATES: APR-JUNE 2008 (Parts 1 & 2)

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

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Victories * Setbacks * Progress For Animals

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PART 1: KC UPDATES / APRIL – JUNE 2008

1. Case Against Ex-Hallmark Slaughterhouse Worker Proceeds
2. Vick Dogfight Referee Jailed + Leo Has His Day
3. Cavel International Ends Effort To Reopen Horse Kill Plant
4. Big Lawsuit Against Ringling Finally Moves Toward Trial
5. House Panels Approves Ban on Shark Finning
6. Acoustic System To Protect Manatees From Injuries And Death
7. SHARK Sues Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association
8. Good News For Sheep
9. KFC Canada Plans Humane Upgrades For Chickens It Kills
10. New Law Cracks Down On Animal Fighting And Puppy Mills
11. No Downers. No Exceptions. Not Enough?
12. Chicago Overturns Foie Gras Ban
13. Polar Bears Get Endangered Status + Trophy Hunters Can’t Import Them
14. Senate Defeats Bid To Open ANWR To Oil Drilling

PART 2: KC UPDATES / APRIL – JUNE 2008
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15. Winning Update On The Trader Joe’s Campaign
16. Downer News: Big Meat Backs Downer Ban + More…
17. Australia Appoints Envoy To Stop Japan’s Whale Hunt
18. Dogfighters Are Now Felons In Georgia
19. No Trial For Drilling Holes In Baby’s Head – Deported Instead
20. Thank You Kinship Circle, In Memory Of Jax
21. Canada’s Seal Hunt Ends With Lower Kill Numbers
22. Update: California Prevention Of Farm Animal Cruelty Act
23. PETA’s Latest Tactic: $1 Million for Fake Meat
24. Matchbox Twenty Cancels Performance at CFD Rodeo
25. More Huntingdon Life Sciences Pullouts
26. Therapy, Not Jail, For Boys Who Set Dog On Fire
27. Colorado Legislature Passes Bill To Phase Out Cruel Crates
28. Gray Wolf Hunts Planned After De-Listing

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PETA: HUGO BOSS to Phase Out Cruel Australian Wool!

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

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Subject: HUGO BOSS to Phase Out Cruel Australian Wool!

Thank you for contacting Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd about cruelty in the Australian wool industry.

We have exciting news to share with you!

Following discussions with PETA—and thanks in large part to activists like you who have helped raise awareness about the mutilation of lambs by Australian farmers—global retail giant HUGO BOSS has announced that it will phase out wool from lambs who have undergone the mulesing mutilation. The company said, “HUGO BOSS disassociates itself from mulesing because it contravenes our corporate values ….”

Please take a few moments to send HUGO BOSS a note of thanks for its willingness to speak up for the millions of sheep who are mutilated each year at the hands of cruel Australian farmers. E-mail HUGO BOSS officials at customerservice [at] hugoboss.com and let them know that you will be telling your friends and family about the company’s compassionate decision.

Thank you for all that you do for animals!

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HSUS: Canadian Cruelty Cover-Up?

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

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Subject: Canadian Cruelty Cover-Up ?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Canadian Cruelty Cover-Up?

As Canadian lobbyists attempt to sway European Commission not to ban seal product trade, Canadian government denies journalists and animal welfare groups permits to document slaughter

(March 27, 2008) — Canada’s commercial seal slaughter will begin half an hour before dawn on Friday, March 28. However, at this time, Department of Fisheries and Oceans officials have refused to confirm they will issue permits to observers to document the killing for the opening day of the hunt. The Canadian government has authorized a slaughter of 275,000 seals in 2008.

Observation of the seal hunt is a right guaranteed under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The commercial seal hunt occurs in public space, and journalists and citizens have the right to bear witness to it and document what happens.

“This is another attempt by the DFO to cover up the cruelty of the commercial seal hunt on the eve of the European Union deciding if it will ban seal products,” said Rebecca Aldworth, director of Animal Programs for Humane Society International/Canada. “Notably, observers from the European Commission were prevented from properly observing the commercial seal hunt in 2007 when they attended it with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.”

As officials deny journalists full access to the seal hunt, media accounts report a delegation of sealing industry lobbyists funded by the Canadian government is in Brussels to convince the EU not to ban the import of seal products. In 2006, the European Parliament passed a historic resolution calling on the European Commission to immediately draft legislation banning the trade in seal products, regardless of the age of the seal.

“Just two days ago we stood on the ice with baby seals almost entirely covered in white fur—tomorrow those pups will be brutally clubbed, shot and skinned. Those are the images the DFO is desperately trying to conceal from the public,” said Mark Glover, Director of Humane Society International/UK.

The European Commission initiated a study on the animal welfare aspects of commercial seal hunting, the results of which should provide the foundation for a ban. That study found evidence that seals may be “skinned whilst conscious, resulting in avoidable pain, distress, fear and . . . suffering.”

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Kinship Circle: UPDATES: JAN-MAR 2008 (Parts 1 & 2)

Monday, March 17th, 2008

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PART 1: KC UPDATES / JAN – MARCH 2008
1. Hallmark Meat Exec Admits Downed Cows Enter Food Supply
2. Juvenile Arrested In Edna’s Disappearance Found Guilty
3. Dog Attacked With Drill Gun – Updated
4. Canada’s New Rules For “Humane Seal Hunt” (oxymoron of the year?)
5. Mississippi Legislators Snub Buddy’s Law
6. Puerto Rico Faces Suit Over Roundup/Kill of Animals
7. Official Investigation Of Puppy Killer Is Underway, Marines Say
8. In Shadow Of Vick Case, Virginia Toughens Dogfighting Laws
9. Landmark Crate Ban On Way To Nov. 2008 Calif. Ballot
10. Los Angeles: Spay-Neuter Proposal Becomes Law
11. South Africa To Resume Elephant Culling After 13 Years
12. Three U.S. Agencies Aim To End Animal Testing
13. Animals Lose A True Friend With Congressman Lantos’ Death

PART 2: KC UPDATES / JAN – MARCH 2008
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14. Tammy Grimes To Appeal Unjust Sentence In Doogie Case
15. Companies Prosecuted In Poisoned Pet Food Recall
16. Report Calls For Prosecution Of Pet-Killing Dogcatcher
17. Judge To Bush Admin: You Can’t Exempt Navy In Sonar!
18. FDA OKs Food Sales From Animal Clones
19. NIH Tells UCONN Primate Experimenter To Return $65K
20. Dr. Anteneh Roba Earns Circle Of Compassion Award
21. USA: Killing Dogs In Training Of Doctors To End
22. SF Zoo Attack Victim Admits Taunting Tiger
23. Premarin Maker Wyeth Faces Over 5,300 Lawsuits
24. Denny’s Stop Sponsorship Of Ringling Bros. Circus
25. Boys Sentenced In Toby’s Brutal Death
26. The Dogs That Vick Hurt

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Kinship Circle: Bound & Dragged: Stop Live Animal Export

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

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PHOTOS: Meat and Livestock Australia claims that their training programs have ‘improved’ animal welfare in Middle Eastern feedlots… These photos — taken at the Bahrain feedlot, where training courses have been conducted — show a very different story.

MORE PHOTOS & VIDEO: http://www.liveexport-indefensible.com/

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Kinship Circle: ACT/ Ask Escada For Cruelty-Free Couture

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

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Kinship Circle: ACT/ Protest Australia’s Mass Kangaroo Kill

Monday, February 11th, 2008

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“The commercial kangaroo kill quota for 2007 is just over 3.6 million kangaroos. Some skins and meat products are used domestically (60 to 70% of kangaroo meat goes into the Australian pet food market), and the rest is exported to 55 countries as leather or meat for human consumption. Kangaroo leather is widely used in the manufacture of sporting shoes and gloves as well as in dress shoes and accessory manufacture.”

SOURCE: http://www.animalsaustralia.org/issues/kangaroo_shooting.php

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Kinship Circle: January Digest (Parts 1 & 2)

Monday, January 28th, 2008

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PART 1: January KC Digest
1. PETITIONS, WEB LETTERS, VIDEOS
2. Carriage Horse Action Needed
3. Day In Court For Dogfighter In Shreveport, Louisiana
4. Help Save Iditarod Dogs From Brutality
5. Take Action Against Rabbit Fur
6. Burning Live Dogs In Stove Furnaces In Serbia

PART 2: January KC Digest
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7. MORE PETITIONS, WEB LETTERS, VIDEOS
8. Protect Companion Animals In Final Farm Bill
9. Sea Shepherd Hostages Freed, Action Still Needed
10. Miami-Dade Commission Picks Cruelty Over Tethering Ban
11. Halt Animal Torture In Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria

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API: Help Protect Animals from Cruel Traps

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

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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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Kinship Circle: ACT/ Canada’s Disgrace – Stop Seal Slaughter

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

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PHOTO CREDIT: Reio Hara, baby harp seal.
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API: A Year’s-End Edition of Bulletin

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

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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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DawnWatch Animal News year end round-up — 2007

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

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Subject: DawnWatch Animal News year end round-up — 2007

It’s Christmas morning. Before I shut down my computer until January 3, 2008, I will enjoy fulfilling what has become a DawnWatch tradition — a scan of the media stories of the year. Because I feel so blessed to do this work, Christmas morning seems the most perfect time to sum up a year of it.

For dogs, 2007 was the year of “fake fur” coats made from real dog fur, of the Menu pet food crisis, of celebrity pet store blunders, and the year of Michael Vick.

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Kinship Circle: UPDATES: Year-End Victories & Setbacks, SEPT – DEC 2007 (Parts 1 & 2)

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

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1. Japan Scraps Plan To Hunt Humpback Whales
2. Lawsuit Against Los Angeles County Animal Control Dept.
3. “Chimp Haven Is Home Act” Passes Congress
4. Pet Safety & Protection Act Passes As Part Of Farm Bill
5. Shark Busts Superbowl Of Rodeo, The National Finals
6. You Got The Pet-Killing Dogcatcher Canned
7. New Laws And Hope After Puerto Rico “Pet Massacre”
8. Vick Sentenced To 23 Months For Dogfighting
9. Vick’s Dogs…You Helped Save Their Lives

PART 2: KC UPDATES / SEPT – DEC 2007
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10. New York Medical College Drops Live Dog Lab!
11. Washington University Medical School Ends Pig Lab
12. Nine New Medical Schools To Teach Without Animals
13. Victory For Wildlife Caught In Bush-Style Politics
14. Who Dumped Huntingdon Life Sciences Lately?
15. Bebe Bans Fur? Not For Awhile…
16. 1/10/08 Trial For Sergeant Who Let Dog Die In Patrol Car
17. Stu Is Spared, But NOT Free Or Exonerated
18. Spain: Bird Hunts With Glue Ruled Illegal
19. Mercy’s Killer Behind Bars For Four Years

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

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

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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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Kinship Circle: December Digest (Parts 1 & 2)

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

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PART 1: December KC Digest
1. Send Holiday Cheer To SHAC 7 Prisoners
2. Outnumber Hunters With Your Feedback On Live-Bait Dog Training
3. PETITIONS, WEB CAMPAIGNS, VIDEOS
4. Help Medical Progress In Europe With More Alternative Testing
5. Bill to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages [Finally] Introduced!
6. Protest AVMA’s “Acceptable” Forms Of Euthanasia
7. Crisis For Animals In Neosho, Missouri Shelter
8. Where Are The Pigs? Hold Wild Animal Orphanage Accountable

PART 2: December KC Digest
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9. MORE PETITIONS, WEB CAMPAIGNS, VIDEOS
10. Man Dumps Emaciated Greyhounds To Die, Justice For Talca and Sari
11. San Antonio, TX: AWFUL LAW Proposed – May Affect Us All
12. Genuine Dog Skin Sold On eBay?
13. Veganism Is For The Birds: Workshop – Friday, January 11
14. Sierra Trading Post Sells Fur From China
15. 2007 State Animal Protection Laws Rankings

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

Sunday, December 9th, 2007

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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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IDA eNews: 11-28-07

Friday, November 30th, 2007

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Help Stop Elephant Abuses in South Africa
Take Action to oppose cruel capture & training for safaris and circuses.
Your help is needed urgently to halt the continued capture and training of elephants in South Africa for elephant-back safaris and circuses.

Oppose Development of Canned Hunting Facility
Deer, migrating geese, and non-native species caught in the crosshairs
At a recent Seneca County Industrial Development Agency meeting in Upstate New York, a real estate development company proposed a plan to build a $1.3 million canned hunting facility on 2,300 acres of currently vacant land on the former Seneca Army Depot. The Seneca County Economic Development Corporation approved the plan on October 16th.

Colombian Lab Illegally Importing Owl Monkeys
Take Action to urge government officials to halt traffic in wild-caught primates
A research facility in Colombia called the Foundation for Experimental Immunology (FIDIC) is engaged in the illegal international trafficking of wild-caught owl monkeys from the jungles of Peru and Brazil.

Fur Free Friday Generates Heat on the Fur Trade
Holiday shoppers exposed to the true price of fur Thank you to everyone who joined us on Fur Free Friday at any of our many exciting demonstrations around the nation.

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API: Celebrate This Thanksgiving by Speaking Out for Animals

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

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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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IDA eNews: 11-21-07

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

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Date: Nov 21, 2007 9:09 PM
Subject: IDA eNews: 11-21-07

November 21st, 2007

IDA Action Alerts

Fur Free Friday Is Almost Here
Be a part of the action on November 23rd

Non-Native Species Extermination Bill Puts Feral Cats At Risk
Take Action to urge your Senators to vote No on H.R.767

Urge Federal Government to Stop Cruel Coyote Killings
Wildlife Services accused of beheading pups with shovels

Campaign News & Updates

Motor City Protests Target VW Foundation’s Deadly Songbird Experiments
Hold a leafleting event at your local Volkswagen dealer

IDA and Others Petition FDA to Mandate Non-Animal Testing
Coalition urges federal agency to use more humane and effective alternatives

Puerto Rico Bridge Massacre Just the Tip of the Iceberg
Investigation claims thousands of dogs & cats were illegally killed over eight years

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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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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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