easyVegan Link Sanctuary, 09-11-07

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

Action Alerts

Center for Biological Diversity: Save Panama Biosphere Reserve From Dams
Please join the growing international movement to protect this ecological jewel and voice your opposition to the proposed Hydroelectric Projects.

DawnWatch: UK media on meat and global warming 9/9/07
“Activists take Gore to task on his diet”

Defenders of Wildlife: Protect Utah Prairie Dogs and Other Wildlife
Fill out the form below to urge your Representative and Senators to support the Endangered Species Recovery Act of 2007 (H.R. 1422 and S. 700), important legislation that would help private landowners protect Utah prairie dogs and other imperiled wildlife that live on their property.

Earthjustice: Say No to the Blowing Up of Appalachia
Tell the administration to stop trying to diminish the buffer zone rule and start enforcing it!

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC): Tell the U.S. Navy to Stop Killing Whales!
Ear-splitting military sonar is needlessly killing whales and other marine mammals throughout the world’s oceans. Yet the Navy has refused to put effective safeguards in place during testing and training.

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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, 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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Earthjustice: It’s Time to Clean Up Coal Combustion Waste!

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

Via Earthjustice:

It’s Time to Clean Up Coal Combustion Waste!

Millions of tons of hazardous coal ash are dumped into mines, polluting our drinking water and putting our communities’ health at risk. The federal government is considering now whether it should finally take action on how to dispose of toxic waste.

Let them know that we want the strongest protections against this pollution!

The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement has the opportunity to listen to the most recent scientific studies by the National Research Council and adopt enforceable standards for all states to meet when they allow coal combustion waste to be dumped into coal mines.

Please act now and send the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement your comments through June 22nd!

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Earthjustice: Support Endangered Species Day on May 18!

Friday, April 20th, 2007

UPDATE, 5/16/07, via Earthjustice:

Celebrate Endangered Species Day on May 18!

It’s time to celebrate and support endangered species!

The Senate has unanimously passed a resolution designating May 18, 2007, “Endangered Species Day.” This is America’s second annual national celebration of its commitment to protecting endangered species, and once again provides an opportunity for concerned citizens, businesses, organizations, and educational institutions to come together and declare that we care about at-risk species and their habitat.

This year, our focus is on protecting imperiled species like polar bears from global warming. A recently released report from the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states that 20-30 percent of animal and plant species could be at an increased risk of extinction, with up to 60 percent species loss in some areas if global warming continues unabated.

It’s important to reinforce the message that the public values protecting endangered species including polar bears, sea turtles, salmon, and the many other species being hard-hit by global warming. Please take this opportunity to thank your senators for making this important day happen!

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Via Earthjustice:

Support Endangered Species Day on May 18!

The Senate is considering a resolution which would designate May 18, 2007 as the second annual “Endangered Species Day.” If passed, this would once again show America’s commitment and dedication to protecting endangered species. This day will provide an opportunity for concerned citizens, businesses, organizations, and educational institutions to come together and declare that we care about at-risk species and their habitat.

This year, our focus is on protecting imperiled species like polar bears from global warming. A recently released report from the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states that 20-30 percent of animal and plant species could be at an increased risk of extinction, with up to 60 percent species loss in some areas if global warming continues unabated.

It’s important to reinforce the message that the public values protecting species including polar bears, sea turtles, salmon, and the many other species being hard-hit by global warming. Please take this opportunity to urge your senators to support this important day!

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Earthjustice: Help Keep Wolves Protected in the Northern Rockies

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

UPDATE, 5/15/07, via the Natural Resources Defense Council:

Over the past 60 days you’ve given wolves a fighting chance against the Bush Administration’s proposal to strip them of their Endangered Species protection and leave them vulnerable to mass killing.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates that more than 200,000 citizens registered their opposition to a dangerous plan that could doom up to one half of the wolves in Greater Yellowstone to a cruel and senseless death.

I’m proud to report that NRDC Action Fund supporters like you generated 137,000 of those 200,000 comments!

Thanks to your support, we also made sure that concerned citizens turned out in force at public hearings across the Northern Rockies to testify for wolf protection. Wolf supporters outnumbered opponents at key hearings in Cheyenne, Wyoming and Boise, Idaho, where the wolf faces fierce hostility from state officials.

And the outcry we raised was bolstered by more than 250 scientists, who expressed their own opposition to the Bush Administration proposal.

What’s next? The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service will review all the comments it has received and will make a decision in about six months on whether or not to maintain protection of the wolf under the Endangered Species Act.

Way to go, guys and gals!

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UPDATE, 4/11/07:

Allrighty then…yet another action alert and sample letter, from the Natural Resources Defense Council: Tell the Bush Administration to Protect Gray Wolves!

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Earthjustice: Keep Our Water Clean and Protected!

Monday, March 19th, 2007

Via Earthjustice:

Keep Our Water Clean and Protected!

For more than 30 years, the Clean Water Act has provided critical protections for our streams, lakes, wetlands, beaches, and other waters we depend on for safe drinking water, habitat for fish and wildlife, and recreation.

But long-standing federal protections for these waters are now in jeopardy. This past June, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a very deeply divided ruling that could open the floodgates to polluters that are taking every opportunity to hack away at laws designed to protect and restore our rivers, lakes, wetlands, and streams.

But Congress has an answer, and now is the time to tell your representatives that they need to reaffirm the objective of the Clean Water Act, and co-sponsor the “Clean Water Authority Restoration Act” today!

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Earthjustice: Oppose Liquid Coal!

Friday, March 9th, 2007

UPDATE, 6/11/07:

Wow. People totally hate the liquid coal proposal. Another link for ya: Liquid Coal is not the Answer, from True Majority.

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UPDATE, 6/6/07:

See also: Stop Liquid Coal, via MoveOn.org.

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UPDATE, 6/4/07:

See also: Say NO to liquid coal, from SaveOurEnvironment.org.

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UPDATE, 5/8/07:

See also: No to Liquid Coal, via Greenpeace.

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Via Earthjustice:

Oppose Liquid Coal! Our cars should be cleaner, not dirtier!

Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), famous for saying, “Global warming is the biggest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people,” has proposed a misguided scheme to launch a new industry based on converting coal into transportation fuel.

Liquid coal (or coal-to-liquids) is a global warming nightmare: it produces double the carbon dioxide emissions of conventional gasoline and would be a huge step backward for efforts to combat global warming. Quite simply, liquid coal can turn a hybrid into a Hummer.

In addition to Inhofe’s proposal, there have been other bills introduced that also call for massive subsidies and loan guarantees to launch this dirty coal industry. We must act now to stop them — please take action today!

FYI: A link to a similar action alert was featured in The Sierra Club’s latest edition of Club Currents.

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Earthjustice: Help Stop US Funding of Environmental and Health Contamination in Colombia!

Thursday, February 15th, 2007

Via Earthjustice:

Help Stop US Funding of Environmental and Health Contamination in Colombia!

The Bush administration recently asked Congress to continue funding a devastating and ineffective herbicide spraying program in Colombia. Under the program, planes spray herbicides over large swaths of rural Colombia, harming human health and the environment. Tell Congress to find a better way!

Although the program is intended to reduce drug crop cultivation, it has been ineffective in doing so since its start in 1999. Instead, subsistence farmers have been forced to move their fields into pristine areas, threatening the habitat of hundreds of species found nowhere else in the world

Tell Congress to find a better way to fight drug cultivation and stop the harmful effects of this program.

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Earthjustice: Polar Bears on Thin Ice

Friday, February 9th, 2007

Via Earthjustice:

Polar Bears on Thin Ice: They Need Protection Now

Americans understand that global warming isn’t just a future problem. The current threat to polar bears, which find their habitat literally melting away, is a clear example of the need to face global warming today.

Dramatically rising temperatures in the Arctic are melting the sea ice where polar bears live, hunt, and breed, putting the future of this majestic predator in jeopardy. The Fish and Wildlife Service has recently proposed granting much needed protections for the polar bear by listing them as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act, but the agency wants to hear from you first.

Please send a letter today in support of strong protections for polar bears struggling to survive in a vanishing habitat, and ask the administration to take immediate action to fight global warming today.

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The Wilderness Society: Save America’s Rainforest from the Timber Industry

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

UPDATE, 2/26/07:

Earthjustice just sent out an alert on this issue as well; you can take action here.

Protect America’s Rainforest

The Tongass National Forest in Alaska, America’s largest national forest, is a temperate rainforest, and provides rare old-growth habitat for bald eagles, grizzly bears, salmon, and other wildlife. This awe-inspiring landscape is considered to be the crown jewel of America’s national forest system.

For over 50 years, timber companies have had access to the biggest and best trees in the Tongass, leaving American taxpayers to foot the bill for the unprofitable sales. But as a result of a successful lawsuit brought by Earthjustice in Alaska, the Forest Service is currently revising the forest plan for the Tongass, a move that will have huge implications for the future of this irreplaceable treasure.

Your comments are needed to ensure that the Forest Service moves away from the unsustainable logging practices of the past. Please take action to support protecting the many roadless areas of this magnificent coastal rainforest for generations to come.

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Via The Wilderness Society:

Save America’s Rainforest from the Timber Industry

One of our greatest natural treasures – Alaska’s Tongass National Forest – is targeted for massive clear-cutting. The Forest Service has proposed a plan that caters to the timber industry and would sacrifice much of this treasured forest’s critical wildlife habitat.

But before their plan is finalized, they must accept public comment. You can help us protect this magical place with its towering, ancient trees. Take action today. Don’t miss this window of opportunity! Demand permanent protection now!

More info here.

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Earthjustice: A Lasting Solution for the Arctic Refuge

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

Via Earthjustice:

A Lasting Solution for the Arctic Refuge

Over the past several years there have been countless outrageous attempts in Congress to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska to exploitative and destructive oil drilling.

Now, with a new Congress, we have a promising opportunity to protect this pristine wildlife haven once and for all.

Please write to your representative today and urge support for providing the permanent protection that this national treasure deserves.

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Earthjustice: America’s Songbirds At-Risk; Help Keep Deadly Towers Out of Their Way

Thursday, January 18th, 2007

Via Earthjustice:

America’s Songbirds At-Risk; Help Keep Deadly Towers Out of Their Way

Every year, millions of migratory birds are killed when they collide with one of the thousands of communication towers scattered across the United States. As more and more cell phone, radio, and digital television towers are built, the escalating kills could soon spell disaster for many already at-risk songbirds like the Bell’s Vireo, Golden-winged Warbler, and Bachman’s Sparrow.

Thankfully, simple improvements to the structure, location, lighting, and other details of new communication towers can significantly reduce the numbers of birds killed each year. The Federal Communications Commission can require these improvements – but it wants to hear from you first.

Millions of migratory birds need your help: Send a letter urging the FCC to require strong protections against bird kills for new communication towers today.

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Earthjustice: A Big Step Forward for Clean Energy In Congress’s First 100 Hours

Friday, January 12th, 2007

Via Earthjustice:

A Big Step Forward for Clean Energy In Congress’s First 100 Hours

For decades, wealthy oil companies have been enjoying government subsidies in the form of billions of dollars in tax cuts. But in a far-sighted move for the environment, the new 110th Congress is now drafting a bill (H.R. 6) that would not only repeal these unneeded tax breaks, but would in turn use that money to fund renewable energy research and promote energy efficiency and clean alternative fuels.

This commonsense approach would help realign our national energy priorities away from subsidizing environmentally-destructive companies already enjoying record profits, and toward real steps to combat global warming and build a better, cleaner energy future for America.

Congress is scheduled to vote January 18th, so your representative needs to hear from you now. Please help encourage our leaders to do the right thing: end tax subsidies to Big Oil and use the savings for new investments in clean renewable energy.

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Earthjustice: Save the Rockies! Say No to the "Drill It All" Policy

Friday, November 17th, 2006

Via Earthjustice:

Save the Rockies! Say No to the “Drill It All” Policy

The Rocky Mountains are known for their rugged landscape, rushing rivers, and pristine wildlife. But today the health and beauty of the Rockies are being threatened by rampant oil and gas drilling across the region, from Utah’s canyonlands, to Colorado’s Roadless National Forests, to New Mexico’s rare desert grasslands.

In addition to scarring the landscaping with oil and gas rigs, the Bush administration’s rush to drill has needlessly threatened many species of wildlife and harmed air and water quality in the region. This is particularly troubling given that smart and easy solutions for improving energy efficiency and harnessing renewable power exist that would eliminate the need for more harmful drilling.

Take action and tell the Bush administration to stop endangering the Rockies through irresponsible oil and gas drilling!

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Earthjustice: Tell the Army Corps – Stop Rubberstamping Destruction of Our Waters!

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

Via Earthjustice:

Tell the Army Corps – Stop Rubberstamping Destruction of Our Waters!

For more than thirty years, the Clean Water Act has provided critical protections for America’s rivers, streams, wetlands, and other waters. These waters serve as important wildlife habitats, provide protections against flooding, and filter pollutants from our drinking water supply.

Key to this law’s success is that careful environmental assessment and public notice are required before a body of water can be polluted, filled, or destroyed. But right now, the Army Corps of Engineers is trying to undermine these protections, by rubberstamping many destructive projects while waiving environmental review.

We need your help: please tell the Army Corps that Americans value the strong protections of the Clean Water Act and don’t want to see these critical safeguards weakened!

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Earthjustice: Save Our National Forests!

Friday, October 27th, 2006

Via Earthjustice:

Save Our National Forests!

This September, Earthjustice scored a huge victory for our roadless national forests when a federal district court ordered the reinstatement of the 2001 Roadless Rule. But today the Bush administration is scrambling to challenge this decision.

Today, we need your help to fight back and safeguard our victory. We need to generate as many letters as possible to Secretary of the USDA, Michael Johanns, demanding that he honor and enforce the Roadless Rule.

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Earthjustice: This Rights-of-Way Bill is All Wrong – Stop the Public Lands Giveaway

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

Via Earthjustice:

This Rights-of-Way Bill is All Wrong: Stop the Public Lands Giveaway

Representative Steve Pearce (R-NM) has recently introduced a bill that represents the most dramatic attempt we have seen to give away our public lands. His bill, H.R. 6298, attempts to allow thousands of miles of damaging and unnecessary new roads to be punched through our public lands, opening pristine areas all across the West to development and off-road vehicle use.

In what would be an unprecedented public lands giveaway, H.R. 6298 would undercut the protection of our national parks, wilderness areas, wildlife refuges, and other public lands by granting antiquated “rights-of-way” claims across federal lands.

If passed, this bill would crisscross our public lands with a spider web of roads and development. Please ask your representative to oppose it today.

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Earthjustice: Speak Up for Endangered Species and Environmental Protections!

Monday, October 9th, 2006

Via Earthjustice:

Speak Up for Endangered Species and Environmental Protections!

Over the last few months, the Bush administration has been holding a series of “listening sessions” across the country to gather input on cooperative conservation projects. As part of this effort, Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne is accepting written comments from the public about national environmental safeguards, especially those protecting wild lands and wildlife.

It is vital for conservation-minded people to answer this challenge. We need to make sure the administration gets the right message: Americans want strong environmental protections, and expect our government to enforce them.

Comments will be accepted only until October 13!