easyVegan Link Dump Sanctuary, 08-31-07

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Action Alerts

American Freedom Campaign: Tell your Senators to confirm an attorney general who will defend the Constitution.
Tell Senate: No more Albertos!

American Rivers: RiverAlert: Tell the Army Corps to Close Hurricane Highway
Urge the Corps to properly close the MRGO. Comments are due Tuesday, September 4, so please act today!

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA): California: Urge Governor to Sign Pet Protective Order Bill
California Pet Protection Bill Now Before Governator! CA SB 353, a bill that will allow courts to include animals in restraining orders against batterers, has passed both houses of the Legislature.

Audubon: Last Wild Whooping Cranes Threatened
Tell the Army Corps of Engineers to put this development project on hold until proper environmental review can be conducted.

Audubon: Close the ‘Hurricane Highway’ in New Orleans
Let the Army Corps of Engineers know why restoring coastal wetlands is both good environmental policy and good for New Orleans.

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easyVegan Link Dump Sanctuary, 08-24-07

Friday, August 24th, 2007

Action Alerts

International Fund for Horses: Wag a Straw: HR 503 and S 311
Take Action Today Against Horse Slaughter! Wag a Straw at Congress Asking Them to Swiftly Pass The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act

The Wilderness Society: Off-road vehicles threaten largest recommended wilderness in Lower 48
Send the Forest Service your letter today to help protect the Salmon-Challis forest and its wildlands, sensitive ecosystems and wildlife habitat, and quiet recreation opportunities from unmanaged dirt bikes, ATVs, and other off-road vehicles.

World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA): Support the Bear Protection Act
End the Illegal Trade in Bear Bile.

World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA): Help WSPA end cruel contest in Taiwan
At Taiwan’s “Pigs of God” contest hundreds of pigs that have been force-fed to increase their weight to grotesque proportions are slaughtered while fully conscious as part of this so-called “festival”.

Campaign Updates, Press Releases, etc.

The Petition Site: The Wolf and the Donkey, Update
End their misery – Free this wolf and donkey in Albania

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easyVegan Link Dump Sanctuary, 08-17-07

Friday, August 17th, 2007

Action Alerts

American Freedom Campaign: Encourage the presidential candidates to sign the American Freedom Pledge
I pledge to fight to protect and defend the Constitution from assault by any President.

Animal Welfare Institute (AWI): Pro-Animal Bills Pending in U.S. Congress: Please Visit Your Legislators
Pet Safety Protection Act, American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act & Dog Fighting Prohibition Act

Consumer’s Union: Don’t lick Elmo!
Urge your members of Congress to ensure that the products and food that end up on our shelves are safe.

Earthjustice: Stop the Owl Extinction Plan: Political Interference Puts Birds, Forests, and Science At Risk
Please take action to tell the Fish and Wildlife Service by August 24 not to bow to the timber industry while our nation’s forests, rivers, and wildlife pay the price.

Ecological Internet / Climate Ark: Jet-Setting Leonardo DiCaprio the Convenient Environmentalist
Growth in aviation threatens the Planet, celebrities flying in private jets are no friend to the environment, and shared climate sacrifice means the super-rich must swear off jet-setting ways.

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easyVegan Link Dump Sanctuary, 08-09-07

Thursday, August 9th, 2007

Action Alerts

American Freedom Campaign (AFC): Tell Congress: No More Warrantless Wiretapping!
Tell Congress to reverse its decision to grant President Bush more unchecked power to wiretap without a warrant.

In Defense of Animals (IDA): City of Vallejo Sells Elephants to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
“Take Action” to tell Washington Redskins owner to stop fumbling the ball when it comes to elephants’ lives

In Defense of Animals (IDA): House Votes to Temporarily Ban Horse Slaughter
Urge Senate to shut U.S. horse slaughter plants down now and forever

In Defense of Animals (IDA): Tell National Wildlife Refuge to Curb Consumptive Recreation
“Take Action” to urge Fish and Wildlife Service to ban hunting, fishing, and trapping at Lake Umbagog

Oceana: Thanks ERCO!
ERCO Worldwide, the number one mercury polluter in Wisconsin, announced that it would go mercury-free

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easyVegan Link Dump Sanctuary, 08-04-07

Saturday, August 4th, 2007

Action Alerts

What do you think about the SCLC’s plan to honor Falcons player Michael Vick, who has been indicted on dogfighting charges?
Poll and story on AJC.com, 8/3/07

Environmental Defense (ED): Send Congress Their Global Warming To-Do List
We need your help to keep Congress focused on the need to pass strong global warming legislation this year.

National Wildlife Federation (NWF): Last Chance–Help Pass a Renewable Electricity Standard in the House Energy Bill
Urge Your Member of Congress to “Vote YES on RES!”

The Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS): Help End the Omak Suicide Race
It’s “The Deadliest Horse Race in the World” and it’s right here in Washington

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easyVegan Link Dump Sanctuary, 7-27-07

Friday, July 27th, 2007

Action Alerts

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA): Federal: The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act Reintroduced in Congress

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA): Missouri: “Pet Friendly” License Plates Now Available

DawnWatch: MSN on budget and health benefits of vegetarianism 7/26/07

DawnWatch: Shocking poultry slaughterhouse footage on Fox and on A&E’s “The Two Coreys” reality show 7/25 – 7/29/07

DawnWatch: Adidas lobbies to overturn Supreme Court upheld Kangaroo shoe ban NY Times, LA Times, NPR — 7/24 -7/25/07

DawnWatch: NY Times lead story “Bringing Moos and Oinks Into the Food Debate.” 7/25/07

Earthjustice: URGENT: Stop the Countdown to Wolves’ Slaughter

Friends of Animals (FoA): Help Stop the Bush Administration’s Latest Debacle: Aerial Gunning of Greater Yellowstone Wolves

In Defense of Animals (IDA): Urge Congress to stop oil drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

In Defense of Animals (IDA): Atlanta Falcons Quarterback Faces Felony Dog Fighting Charges / Urge the NFL to suspend Michael Vick from play under strong suspicion of criminal activity

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA): Tell Nike to Drop Vick NOW!

Rainforest Action Network (RAN): Tell Ontario to Stop First Nation Exploitation!

Save the Manatee Club: Ask Governor Crist to Appoint New FWC Commissioners / Ensure Balanced and Science-Based Leadership on Manatee Protection Issues

Society for Animal Protective Legislation (SAPL): Contact Legislators on Behalf of Animals Used for Research NOW

The Wilderness Society: Help protect community forests and restore wildlife habitat

Working Assets / Act for Change: Tell Nike to Cancel Michael Vick’s Endorsement Contract

Campaign Updates, Press Releases, etc.

Bread for the World: Fairness Amendment to Farm Bill Fails in House; Fight For Meaningful Farm Reform Continues

Corporate Accountability International: Pepsi Agrees to Reveal Sources of Aquafina Bottled Water / In Response to Think Outside the Bottle Campiagn, Agrees to Print ”Public Water Source” on Labels

Dogs Deserve Better (DDB): Michael Vick & Dogfighting

Carnivals

Carnival of Hurricane Relief #98 (July 26, 2007 @ One Man Band)

Newsletters

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA): News Alert, July 27, 2007

In Defense of Animals (IDA): eNews, July 25, 2007

Petitions

STOP PUPPY MILLS!!!

CLARK COUNTY DOGS DESERVE BETTER

Stop Cruelty Taking Place on the Water

Help save Giraffes

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easyVegan Link Dump Sanctuary, 7-24-07

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

Action Alerts

Center for Biological Diversity: Oppose Aerial Herbicide Spraying on Public Lands

The Center for Food Safety: House to Vote on Farm Bill – Take Action Today!

DawnWatch: CNN’s Paula Zahn to cover dogfighting, Thursday 7/26/07

DawnWatch: Dan Mathews “Committed” summer tour — July-August 2007

DawnWatch tip: NBC Nightly news on calls for bullfighting bans 7/23/07

DawnWatch: Extraordinary coverage and commentary from NPR’s Scott Simon, Weekend Edition Saturday, 7/21/07

DawnWatch: Newsday piece on runaway steer and vegetarianism 7/22/07

Defenders of Wildlife: We Can End Aerial Gunning of Wolves: Sign the Petition Today!

Earthjustice: Adopt the Sky

Earthjustice: Restore Balance on Our Public Lands!

Environmental Defense: Tell Congress to Support Conservation Friendly Farming

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM): The “Fairness in Farm and Food Policy” amendment to the 2007 Farm Bill

Campaign Updates, Press Releases, etc.

The Animal Welfare Institute: “Barbaric, Barbaric, Barbaric!” / Vick Dog Fighting Charges Symptomatic of a Larger Problem

Carnivals

Carnival of the Green #87 (July 23 @ Hippy Shopper)

Newsletters

Earthjustice e-Brief: July 2007

International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW): Animal Update Online: July 2007

Sierra Club Insider: July 24, 2007

Petitions

Felony indictment for dog fighting in Georgia

Please help stop brutal murders of dogs in Chernihiv!

The animal welfare in Romania – Street cleansing with poison – Braila 2007

Stop Animal Cruelty Now!

SAY NO TO JAPANESE SCHOOLCHILDREN VIEWING WHALES BEING BUTCHERED

I am not a nugget!

Fight Against Asthma by Adopting the Sky!

Pledge to Live a One Planet Life!

Tim Horton’s – Making the Cups Recyclable!!!

Is God Green?

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easyVegan Link Sanctuary, 7-21-07

Saturday, July 21st, 2007

* i.e., “Link Sanctuary” as opposed to “Link Farm” or “Link Dump”…so clever, I am! (Yes, that is the sound of me snickering at myself. So sad.)

** Note: I’ve rolled the weekly Petition Site Digest into today’s Link Sanctuary, and will probably continue to do so (although on a daily basis, for shorter individual roundups).

*** Link Sanctuary!?! WTF!#$@?

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Action Alerts

DawnWatch: “Warning on red meat and greenhouse gases” Australian, (and Vick update) Friday July 20

DawnWatch: “Save the Planet with a Vegetarian Diet” needs five stars ratings — Baltimore Sun — 7/19/07

National Wildlife Federation (NWF): Stop the Florida Panther Death “Toll”

National Wildlife Federation (NWF): Thank Scholastic for Helping Harry Potter Go Green!

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC): Save America’s Redrock Wilderness

Carnivals

Carnival of the Green #86 (July 16, 2007 ed.)

Carnival of Hurricane Relief (July 19, 2007 ed.)

Newsletters

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA): Weekly eNews – July 20, 2007

National Wildlife Federation (NWF): EnviroAction, July 2007

Petitions

from The Petition Site:

Suspend NFL Quarterback Michael Vick for Dogfighting!

Petition to let the NFL know how stupid they look

Find Maximus’s Killer-Chained, Doused With Gasoline, Set Afire

Shut Down the The Resita Zoo

Stop torturing bulls in Tordesillas!

Dog sacrifice in the name of the sport manifestation!

STOP FUR TRADE IN CHINA

Don’t Exempt Manatees from The Marine Mammal Protection Act!

Thank Representative Sam Farr for his dedication to the oceans!

Clean My Ride – Make Flex Fuels Available

Liquid Coal is a Bad Deal for Global Warming

Stop the New York Regional Interconnection (NYRI) Power Line

Soil: The Secret Global Warming Solution (World)

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API: Take Action for Circus Animals in 2007

Thursday, January 4th, 2007

Via the Animal Protection Institute:

Take Action for Circus Animals in 2007

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus has just launched its 137th edition and API is calling on concerned animal advocates across the country to continue to work together this year to bring an end to the cruelties that circus animals are forced to endure. Examples abound, including prolonged chaining and the use of bullhooks on elephants. Also, the 137th edition features 12 rare Royal Bengal and white tigers, who will spend most of the year inside small travel cages.

Efforts you make to educate people that using animals in circuses is an unnecessary and inhumane practice, harmful to both the animals and the public, make an important difference!

Please check out the list below for ways in which you can take action, and plan to put some or all of them into practice in 2007!

Find out more here.

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IDA Writing Alert: Circus protesters arrested outside Arena

Friday, October 27th, 2006

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: In Defense of Animals – takeaction [at] idausa.org
Date: Oct 27, 2006 1:11 PM
Subject: Writing Alert: Circus protesters arrested outside Arena

The Connecticut Post printed an article about the arrest of nine protesters at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

Please write a letter to the editor of the Post encouraging readers to stay away from circuses that use animals. Send letters to the editor via an online feedback form.

Click here to read the full story online.

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Friends of Animals: The Saddest Show on Earth (Protest in Bridgeport, CT)

Wednesday, October 11th, 2006

Via Friends of Animals:

Elephants, tigers and other animals in circuses never have a day off. Their spirits are broken; their lives are spent in demeaning performances – robbing them of their freedom and dignity.

Animals don’t do headstands or jump through fire because they enjoy it; they do it because they fear punishment. Circuses with animal acts are not decent family entertainment.

Baby elephants are removed from their mothers and forced into a lifetime of performing. As the families of these animals are broken, so are their spirits. Elephants have their legs chained and live in cramped quarters 12 months a year.

Let’s stop teaching children that they should applaud animal slavery, abusive confinement, training, and commercial exploitation.

Wild animals belong in their homelands, not under the bright lights of a circus ring.

Please show that you respect animals – Boycott Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus!

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Church Promotes Cole Brothers Circus – Please Call/Write

Monday, September 11th, 2006

The following was posted on the Animal Advocacy Yahoo Group:

Church Promotes Cole Brothers Circus – Pls Call/Write

PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY – contact info contained in the message below.

Everyone, please call the church that is being bamboozled into promoting the circus as a “family value.” Politely tell them that circuses represent cruelty, slavery and poaching animals from the wild. For more information about circuses, visit: http://www.circuses.com/

For words to use in your comments, go to: http://www.circuses.com/educators.asp

Just when we thought that the Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus would no longer appear in the Washington area, we have discovered that it is returning, this time under the name of Cole Brothers Circus of the Stars.

We had also thought that Cole Brothers no longer exploited elephants, but the circus advertises that Tina and Jewel are back, along with camels. It appears that circuses no longer perform on Fairfax County (D.C. metro area) public land, but this one is appearing at a church, The Community Church in Ashburn, Virginia, from Thursday, Sept. 14 thru Sunday, Sept. 17.

The link below will allow you to contact church officials to educate them about the miserable lives of circus animals. If you wish to call the church, the number is 703-450-2152.

http://www.thecommunitychurch.org/contacts.htm

Circuses represent cruelty, slavery and poaching animals from the wild. For more information about circuses, visit: http://www.circuses.com/

For words to use in your comments, go to: http://www.circuses.com/educators.asp

PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY

UPDATE: (Via Animal Advocacy) Contact Number Changed for Church Promoting Cole Brothers Circus
Please note the new telephone number: 571-209-5000. PLEASE CALL TODAY!

DawnWatch: Exceptional circus article in Orange County Weekly — 8/3/06

Saturday, August 5th, 2006

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From: DawnWatch – news [at] dawnwatch.com
Date: Aug 4, 2006 8:35 PM
Subject: DawnWatch: Exceptional circus article in Orange County Weekly — 8/3/06

The current Orange County Weekly (August 3 edition) circulated throughout Orange County in California, has a wonderful expose of the circus, by Steve Lowery. The page has a large photo of an elephant walking with a trainer who is brandishing a bullhook. The photo caption is, “Don’t make me hurt you.” The article is headed, “Dumbo and Dumber. Handlers give circus Elephants the bullhook.”

Lowery’s article opens:

“The elephants feed on the dried grass and cover themselves with dirt provided by handlers, oblivious to the people watching from behind a chain link enclosure on the Arrowhead Pond parking lot. It’s an hour before the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus’s opens for a run that continues through this weekend, and the spectators look on quietly, awestruck, few seeming to notice the handlers exchanging their shovels and brooms for short sticks with heavy metal hooks at one end.

“The handlers head back toward the elephants, the first to reach his animal moving the stick quickly, subtly. The movement, all of a few inches, isn’t exactly menacing; rather, it suggests an intention to menace, and almost immediately the Asian female begins the process of lowering her girth down on one rear leg, then another.

“The scenario is played out again by the next handler–and the next–in front of a crowd that doesn’t seem to notice the hooks, perhaps because they are handled so deftly or perhaps because the sticks are usually black and easily hidden when held against a handler’s black pants.

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DawnWatch: USA Today front page on Ringling Bros 6/7/06

Thursday, June 8th, 2006

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From: DawnWatch – news [at] dawnwatch [dot] com
Date: Jun 7, 2006 3:10 PM
Subject: DawnWatch: USA Today front page on Ringling Bros 6/7/06

The Wednesday, June 7 edition of USA Today has a big, light, front page story about changes at the Ringling Bros circus, headed, “Circus gets a makeover; In Hip-hop, a ringmistress Out Lions, tigers, the 3 rings.”

Ringling has changed the style of its circus, dropping the three rings. The article tells us:

“Circuses of all sizes and stripes are straining to meet the fractured attention spans of the iPod generation. They’re also reflecting the influence of Cirque du Soleil, the hugely popular Canadian acrobatic troupe that is expected to draw 7 million people this year with its modern mix of music, street art and multicultural flair.”

The influence of Cirque du Soleil, which uses no wild performers, is welcome news.

We read, “The new show has elephants, but it does not have the big cats — lions and tigers — associated with a Ringling circus.”

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AOL Poll About Circus Elephants

Sunday, June 4th, 2006

Please take a moment to vote in this poll at AOL News:

What’s your opinion on the circus’ treatment of elephants?
It’s fine
It’s abusive

There are almost 55,000 votes in, and the AR side is losing, 47 to 53%, so get out the vote!

There’s also a related article up there, “Ringling Bros. Battles to Keep Elephants,” which gives some background on the issue.

Via Animal Advocacy.