Kinship Circle: ACT/ Puppy Fatally Beaten By LA Firefighter & Demo Today 11/15

Saturday, November 15th, 2008

Update, 12/03/08: Kinship Circle: Demo For Karley 12/03 + Comments Still Needed

Update, 11/20/08: See also: Six-Month Old Puppy Killed By Assistant Fire Chief In Riverside, California, an action alert from In Defense of Animals (IDA).

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From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
Date: Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 9:56 AM
Subject: Demo for Karley 11/15 – Puppy Fatally Beaten By L.A. Firefighter

Kinship Circle is forwarding the announcement below about a demo TODAY for Karley, the brutally killed puppy we issued an alert about on 11/14/08.

If you live in this California area, or know others who do, please cross-post the message below (quickly).

DO NOT RESPOND TO KINSHIP CIRCLE.
Contact: Lindy Greene
lindygreene [at] roadrunner.com
818-445-6711

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From: Lindy Greene – lindygreene [at] roadrunner.com
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2008 07:33:20 -0800
Subject: RE: Demonstration for Karley

Los Angeles Assistant Fire Chief Glynn Johnson sits comfortably in his Riverside County home on paid administrative leave while the brutal beating of his neighbor’s 6-month-old puppy, Karley – which resulted in a crushed skull, dislocated eye, broken jaw, and broken nose – is being investigated.

The puppy had to be put down because of the degree of her suffering and the fact that she sustained permanent brain damage. The perp is claiming “self-defense” for his actions.

We are meeting at 2:00 P.M. on the corner of Washington St. and Van Buren Blvd. in Riverside County, CA 92504 on Saturday, November 15, 2008.

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Kinship Circle: ACT NOW/ No Paradise For Breeding Birds

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

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From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
Date: Thu, Oct 9, 2008 at 7:56 PM
Subject: ACT NOW/ No Paradise For Breeding Birds [KC MEMBER ALERT]

KINSHIP CIRCLE PRIMARY – PERMISSION TO CROSS-POST
The following information is brought to you courtesy of Kinship Circle.
Please DO NOT hit reply! Respond directly to: justroar [at] comcast.net

ALERT FROM KINSHIP CIRCLE SUPPORTER:
10/9/08: ACT BEFORE 10/18 – No Paradise For Breeding Birds

ALERT FROM / REPLY TO:
Rachel Ogden, justroar [at] comcast.net

BACKGROUND:

Speakers Flock to World’s Largest Bird Store While Breeding Birds Languish

On October 18 and 19, 2008, Bird Paradise, the self-proclaimed “world’s largest bird store,” will host its fifth annual “Parrot Palooza” featuring professionals from the bird trade including Dr. Irene Pepperburg, Sally Blanchard, Lara Joseph and Madeleine Franco. SEE SUMMARY AFTER SAMPLE LETTER

CONTACT INFORMATION / TAKE ACTION:

1. Are you in the New Jersey area? Join us on Saturday, October 11, 2008 for a peaceful demonstration in front of the Bird Paradise store.
WHAT: Peaceful Demonstration against Bird Paradise
WHEN: Saturday, October 11, 2008 from 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
WHERE: Public right of way in front of Bird Paradise, 551 E Rt. 130 S, Burlington, NJ 08016
CONTACT: Rowan Morrison, 610-733-1248, boycottbirdparadise [at] gmail.com

2. Letters and calls needed ASAP to the speakers and promoters asking for their help to prevent the continued suffering and exploitation of birds. These speakers and bird advocacy groups should be working to help birds, not increase the profits of one of the worst exploiters.

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LCA: Tomorrow is Puppy Mill Awareness Day! Join LCA in Lancaster, PA

Friday, September 19th, 2008

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From: Last Chance for Animals
Date: Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 5:50 AM
Subject: Only 3 Days left until Puppy Mill Awareness Day! Join LCA in Lancaster, PA

Reminder, Puppy Mill Awareness Day! – Saturday, September 20th, 2008

Join Last Chance for Animals (LCA) and over 40 other groups in our 5th Annual Puppy Mill Awareness Day!

Photo via Star Cat

Puppy Mill Awareness Day (PMAD) is held every September in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, known as “The Puppy Mill Capital of the East Coast.” Lancaster has more puppy mills per capita than any other county in the United States.

Puppy mills are filthy, overcrowded, breeding facilities that mass produce puppies for sale. There are thousands of puppy mills across the country, producing over 500,000 puppies per year. These facilities, most of which are inspected and licensed by the USDA are notorious for their filthy, overcrowded conditions and the unhealthy dogs they produce.

What: Puppy Mill Awareness Day 2008

When: Saturday, September 20, 2008, 11am-5pm

Where: Intercourse Community Park
At the corner of Old Philadelphia Pike and Royal Circle. 500 feet east of Intercourse, PA

Who: Special guests include – LCA president Chris DeRose, Rescue Ink, CAPS president Deborah Howard and more…

For more information on PMAD go to http://www.awarenessday.org

Puppy Mill Awareness Day in your town!

If you would like to organize a PMAD in your area, please contact LCA’s volunteer coordinator at volunteer [at] lcanimal.org or call (310) 271- 6096 ext 27

Visit http://BanPuppyMills.com for learn about the puppy mill industry.

Please donate to keep LCA investigators in the field to put an end to puppy mills!

For the Animals,
Campaigns Department
Last Chance for Animals

Last Chance for Animals | 8033 Sunset Blvd. #835 | Los Angeles | CA | 90046

http://lcanimal.org

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No Kill Advocacy Center: The No Kill Movement Today (A Call for Essays!)

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

—– Original Message —–
From: No Kill Advocacy Center
Sent: Monday, September 01, 2008 5:48 PM
Subject: The No Kill Movement Today

A Call for Essays!

THE NO KILL MOVEMENT TODAY

What has changed for our movement? What have we discovered? What do we still have to accomplish? In other words, where is the No Kill Movement today?

The No Kill Advocacy Center is teaming up with The No Kill Nation in calling for essays about where the movement is today. All entries (subject to conditions below) will receive a free personally signed copy of Redemption, the book which has been called “a passionate advocacy for ending the killing of homeless dogs and cats in shelters.” The most thoughtful essay will receive two free registrations to the No Kill Conference in Washington D.C. (http://nokillconference.org). Winning entries will be published in The No Kill Advocate.

In September, the book Redemption: The Myth of Pet Overpopulation and The No Kill Revolution in America celebrated its one year anniversary in release. Redemption is being called “powerful and inspirational,” “ground-breaking,” and “a must read for anyone who cares about animals.” Nominated as the Best Book by the Dog Writers Association of America and winner of a Silver Medal from the Independent Publishers Association, the book shatters the notion that killing animals in U.S. shelters is an act of kindness.

The book has not only helped shift the national debate about killing, but also played a direct role in helping to transform communities. A rescuer in Washington received this from the shelter manager she gave a copy of Redemption:

She just called to say that [she] has read the book and has had a 180 degree turn around. She told [us] that she now sees they have all been brain washed. The book is going to make the rounds of the staff. The personal goal of the manager is no dogs [killed] due to space this year.

After reading Redemption, Porter County (Indiana) commissioners and advocates succeeded in getting the 20-year shelter director of the county’s animal control shelter in Valparaiso and almost all of the staff removed from their positions. What was once a shelter that killed the vast majority of dogs and cats, sold live animals to a research facility on the side, and even cruelly killed the animals has been No Kill since a new team took over. During a recent visit, dogs were playing outside, were being walked by volunteers, kittens were being bottle fed, adopters were coming through the shelter in droves, the place was clean, and the animals had enrichment items to play with and soft blankets to sleep on.

As Redemption celebrates its first anniversary, Tompkins County enters its seventh No Kill year, Charlottesville enters its third, and new communities like those in Reno, NV and Valparaiso, IN enter the No Kill club. Other communities—in Montana, Michigan, and elsewhere—have also embraced No Kill, and many others are aggressively moving in that direction. No Kill is on the agenda of local governments nationwide as advocates in communities as diverse as King County (Seattle), WA and Indianapolis, IN are using Redemption and the model it advocates to force changes in the practices of local shelters.

In honor of the one year Anniversary, the author has donated copies of Redemption to The No Kill Nation to give away. And we are joining in by offering two free registrations to the No Kill Conference in Washington D.C.

The No Kill Nation is sponsoring a call for essays/blogs entitled “The No Kill Movement Today”: What has changed for our movement? What have we discovered? What do we still have to accomplish? In other words, where is the No Kill movement today?

All submissions (of at least one page) received by October 1, 2008 will receive a free personally autographed signed copy of Redemption (while supplies last). The most thoughtful essay will receive two free registrations to the No Kill Conference in Washington D.C. (nokillconference.org).

For more information or to join, visit http://www.thenokillnation.com or click here.

http://www.nokilladvocacycenter.org

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Kinship Circle: Disaster Aid Network & Katrina’s 3rd Anniversary; Hurricane Gustav

Friday, August 29th, 2008

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From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
Date: Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 3:58 PM
Subject: Disaster Aid Network + Katrina’s 3rd Anniversary

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER AID NETWORK
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters — Communicating during disasters to mobilize volunteers, supplies, and other resources for animal victims.

8/25/08: Animal Disaster Aid Network + Katrina’s 3rd Anniversary

1. Are You On File With KC Animal Disaster Aid Network?
2. Hurricane Katrina, 8/29/05 – 8/29/08
3. Katrina Anniversary Events & Fundraisers

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LCA: 9/20/08 Puppy Mill Awareness Day! Join us!

Friday, August 29th, 2008

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From: Last Chance for Animals – campaigns [at] lcanimal.org
Date: Fri, Aug 1, 2008 at 4:30 PM
Subject: 9/20/08 Puppy Mill Awareness Day! Join us!

SAVE THE DATE: SEPTEMBER 20, 2008 – PUPPY MILL AWARENESS DAY!

For the fifth year in a row, Last Chance for Animals will be supporting Puppy Mill Awareness Day (PMAD). Make plans now to join us this September!

PMAD is held every September in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. As recently seen on Oprah, Lancaster, PA is known as the “Puppy Mill Capital of the East Coast” and has more puppy mills per capita than any other county in the US.

What: Puppy Mill Awareness Day 2008

When: Saturday, September 20, 2008
11am – 5pm

Where: Intercourse Community Park
Leacock Township in Lancaster County
3730 Old Philadelphia Pike
Ronks, PA 17534

Who: Special guests include: LCA president and founder Chris DeRose, Author of “A Rare Breed of Love” Jana Kohl, RescueInk, and many others.

For more information on this event, click here.

If you would like to organize a Puppy Mill Awareness Day in your area contact volunteer [at] lcanimal.org

For more information visit http://www.BanPuppyMills.com

Last Chance for Animals | 8033 Sunset Blvd. #835 | Los Angeles | CA | 90046

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Kinship Circle: Katrina Animal Memorial 8/29/08

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

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From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
Date: Wed, Aug 6, 2008 at 2:10 PM
Subject: Katrina Animal Memorial 8/29/08

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER AID NETWORK – PLEASE CROSSPOST
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters — Communicating during disasters to mobilize volunteers, supplies, and other resources for animal victims.

GULF COAST
8/6/08: Return To New Orleans For A Katrina Animal Memorial On The 3rd Anniversary Of Hurricane Katrina, 8/29/08

Kinship Circle - 2008-08-06 - Katrina Animal Memorial 8-29-08 - 01

ALERT FROM / REPLY TO:
Jeff Dorson, Humane Society of Louisiana, stopcruelty11 [at] gmail.com
You’re invited to commemorate the 3rd Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina…

Book Your Discounted Room Now!

DISCOUNTED RATE FOR OUT-OF-TOWN GUESTS AT:
Astor Crowne Plaza / $89 for singles or doubles.
– Ask for Humane Society of Louisiana special price to qualify for discount.
– To reserve room, call: call 1-866-750-4202 before August 18, 2008.

Kinship Circle - 2008-08-06 - Katrina Animal Memorial 8-29-08 - 02

A Two-Day Extravaganza!

10:00am to 12:00pm — FRIDAY 8/29/08: KATRINA MEMORIAL STATUE
Join us to unveil the nation’s first memorial statue honoring animals lost in Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. In New Orleans City Council chambers, Councilwoman Stacy Head will accept the statue on behalf of the city. We’ve commissioned well-known artist, Mr. Richard Chashoudian. An invocation will be read along with a special reading by Ed Kostro, poet and author.

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Beat the Heat and Unwind with Friends on Twilight Tour of Farm Sanctuary

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

COMMUNITY CALENDAR LISTING

Contact: Natalie Bowman, 607-583-2225 ext. 250, nbowman [at] farmsanctuary.org

Beat the Heat and Unwind with Friends on Twilight Tour of Farm Sanctuary

Orland, CA – May 30, 2008 – Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization, invites animal lovers of all ages to beat the summer heat by taking a special evening tour of its breathtaking 300-acre shelter in Orland, California on June 28. At this intimate Twilight Tour event, guests can commune with hundreds of rescued farm animals as they ready for bed and then unwind with friends and refreshments as the sun sets over Black Butte Lake.

Farm Sanctuary’s Twilight Tour includes a unique guided evening tour of the California Shelter, complete with facts on the nocturnal habits of farm animals; a casual sunset reception with sweet and savory vegan snacks and an assortment of beverages-including wine and beer for adults; family-friendly activities, and a pajama contest for kids and the young at heart.

WHEN: Saturday, June 28, 2008; 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

WHERE: Farm Sanctuary, 19080 Newville Rd., Orland, CA

REGISTRATION: Registration costs $10 per adult and $5 per child and includes the tour, as well as beverages and snacks. Deadline for registration is Wednesday, June 25. Call 607-583-2225 ext. 221 or visit http://www.farmsanctuary.org to register today.

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Kinship Circle: [GULF COAST] On The Streets, Since Katrina

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

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From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
Date: Sat, May 10, 2008 at 9:21 PM
Subject: [GULF COAST] On The Streets, Since Katrina

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER AID NETWORK
Networking resources for animal disaster victims + companion animal campaigns
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters

5/10/08: Afraid On The Streets, Since Katrina

IN MAY GULF COAST NEWSLETTER:

1 – Where Are Turtle & Blue, Katrina’s Lost? (But Seen!)
2 – Highlights & Updates
3 – Stranded Cats Of Lakeview Still Need Homes
4 – Donations Aid Anti-Dogfighting Effort In Louisiana
5 – Help Neglected Dogs in Rural Mississippi
6 – Join MuttShack At Disaster Response Summit
7 – NOLA: Katrina Animal Memorial 2008 (Be There!)
8 – $1 Million In Grants For Post-Katrina Animal Care
9 – LA/SPCA Expands Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Services

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Kinship Circle: Their Lives, Our Voices/ June Conference

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

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From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
Date: Fri, May 9, 2008 at 9:58 PM
Subject: Their Lives, Our Voices/ June Conference [KC SUPPORTER ALERT]

KINSHIP CIRCLE PRIMARY – PERMISSION TO CROSS-POST
The following information is brought to you courtesy of Kinship Circle.
Please DO NOT hit reply! Respond directly to: lucrezia2010 [at] yahoo.com or gil [at] exploreveg.org

ALERT FROM KINSHIP CIRCLE SUPPORTER:
5/9/08: Their Lives, Our Voices / June 6-8 Midwest Conference

ALERT FROM / REPLY TO:
Kathryn Quam, lucrezia2010 [at] yahoo.com
Gil Schwartz, gil [at] exploreveg.org

THE MIDWEST’S PREMIERE ANIMAL ADVOCACY CONFERENCE!
Join hundreds of others this summer at the animal advocacy conference, “Their Lives, Our Voices.”
* WHEN: June 6-8, 2008
* HOSTED BY: Compassionate Action for Animals
* WHERE: Minneapolis, Hubert H. Humphrey Conference Center
http://www.tlov.org/tlov2008/location.html

REGISTER EARLY TO SAVE MONEY!
Special half-price early registration open only until May 16, 2008:
* $50 for the general public
* $20 for students
* This includes four full vegan meals!
* Visit our website now to learn more about the event and register at this special price! http://www.tlov.org

SPEAKER LINE-UP, SO FAR:
Carol Adams (author); Gene Baur (Farm Sanctuary); Paul Shapiro (Humane Society of the United States); Collen Patrick-Goudreau (Compassionate Cooks); Freeman Wicklund and Nathan Runkle (Mercy for Animals); Erica Meier (Compassion Over Killing); Matt Ball (Vegan Outreach); pattrice jones (author), Hillary Rettig (author), Karen Davis (United Poultry Concerns), Karen Dawn (DawnWatch) and many more!
http://www.tlov.org/tlov2008/speakers.html

Their Lives, Our Voices’ focus is on farmed animal advocacy efforts and practical ways to help animals in your community. We want to enable as much attendee participation and networking as possible, so we’re hoping you can come and make this a great event.

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Kinship Circle: [GULF COAST] Still Healing, One Animal At A Time

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

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From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
Date: Sat, Apr 12, 2008 at 9:33 PM
Subject: [GULF COAST] Still Healing, One Animal At A Time

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER AID NETWORK – PERMISSION TO CROSS-POST
Networking resources for animal disaster victims + companion animal campaigns

GULF COAST
4/12/08: Still Healing…One Animal At A Time

http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters/

IN APRIL GULF COAST NEWSLETTER:

1. Chance For Justice In St. Bernard Shootings?
2. Can YOU Find Forever Homes For Kitties Of Lakeview, New Orleans?
3. Louisiana Shelter Needs Help From Anywhere!
4. Maddie’s Fund Effort For Southeast Louisiana
5. Highlights & Updates
6. NOLA’s Forgotten: A Miracle Named Sabrina
7. Join Us In NOLA For Katrina Animal Memorial 2008
8. Noah’s Wish & EARS Disaster Response Training

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Kinship Circle: See You In NOLA, Aug. 29, 2008

Friday, April 11th, 2008

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From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
Date: Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 10:42 AM
Subject: See You In NOLA, Aug. 29, 2008

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER AID NETWORK – PERMISSION TO CROSS-POST
Networking resources for animal disaster victims + companion animal campaigns

GULF COAST
4/11/08: Katrina Animal Memorial 2008 — See You In New Orleans!

http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters/

ALERT FROM / REPLY TO:

Jeff Dorson, Founder/Executive Director, Humane Society of Louisiana
stopcruelty11 [at] gmail.com

THANK YOU!

During the 2005 storm season, tens of thousands of people helped our city in its darkest hour — when failed levees and floods stranded thousands of residents and over 50,000 companion animals. A staggering number of animals perished. The loss of human and animal life was incalculable…but we are forever indebted to small and large humane organizations, caring individuals, first responders, municipal animal control agencies, and foundations that came to our aid.

YOU’RE INVITED TO COMMEMORATE THE 3RD ANNIVERSARY OF HURRICANE KATRINA:

To show our gratitude, I hope you’ll accept my personal invitation to return to the City of New Orleans to commemorate the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. We’ve planned a day-long memorial service… Please help us write one of the last chapters of this difficult period in our nation’s history.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2008 — 10:00 A.M.

Join us to unveil the nation’s first memorial statue honoring animals lost during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. In the chambers of the New Orleans City Council, Councilwoman Stacy Head will accept the statue on behalf of the city. We’ve commissioned a respected artist, Mr. Richard Chashoudian… At the ceremony, an invocation will be read along with a special reading by Ed Kostro, poet and author. Authors Allen and Linda Anderson will read from their award-winning book, Rescued: Saving Animals From Disaster. Honorary awards will go to Garo Alexanian and Amanda and Marty St. John of MuttShack for their work during the 2005 storm season and beyond.

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Kinship Circle: NEW ORLEANS: JOIN US TO PLAN TNR APRIL 12

Friday, April 11th, 2008

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From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
Date: Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 6:38 PM
Subject: NEW ORLEANS: JOIN US TO PLAN TNR APRIL 12 – La Madeleine’s Cafe 10 am

The following information is brought to you courtesy of Kinship Circle.

Please DO NOT hit reply! Respond directly to contact person listed in the alert below.

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From: Diane Michell, – dianecmichell [at] netscape.net
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008
Subject: New Orleans: JOIN US SAT. APRIL 12 TO PLAN TNR IN NOLA – La Madeleine’s Café, 10 am

PLEASE FORWARD TO ANYONE YOU KNOW WHO HELPS HOMELESS CATS THROUGH TNR!

FEEDERS/TRAPPERS/CARETAKERS OF CATS:

JOIN FERAL CAT CONSORTIUM/THE CAT HELP DESK FOR 1 HR. ON SAT. APRIL 12 TO PLAN TNR IN NOLA!

Contact: Wendy Guidry
FERAL CAT CONSORTIUM/THE CAT HELP DESK
email: mrjames1 [at] earthlink.net
ph: 985-373-5937 or 985-845-2332
http://www.helpferals.org/

WHAT: The Feral Cat Consortium/Cat Help Desk will be having a short meeting to discuss Trap Neuter Return of feral and free-roaming cats in New Orleans. We are asking for people with experience in cat trapping to please attend.

WHEN: Saturday, April 12, 2008 — from 10:00 am (sharp) to 11:00 am.

WHERE: La Madeleine’s cafe, 3300 Severn (corner of 17th), Metairie. If the weather is nice we will be out front.

GOAL: We hope to increase trapping in New Orleans to really make a difference in the numbers of new kittens born this spring! We need your help to plan an organized effort, respectful of residents and with minimum stress to the cats being trapped.

HOW: To offset gas(!), we will reimburse costs to experienced trappers for cat trapping in New Orleans neighborhoods, and we will eventually branch out to other areas. We will fund the surgeries at our participating facilities, but we welcome your recommendations so we can spay/neuter even more cats!

TEAMWORK: Perhaps some of us can team up to share the burden of trapping and transporting, thus increasing our collective results.

DISCUSS: We are open to new ideas from you! We value your time and energy, and everything you are already doing for cats!

Please RSVP to Wendy if you can attend — or just show up if you can make it! Thank you and we hope to see you there!

Contact: Wendy Guidry
FERAL CAT CONSORTIUM/THE CAT HELP DESK
email: mrjames1 [at] earthlink.net
ph: 985-373-5937 or 985-845-2332

The FERAL CAT CONSORTIUM is a 501(c)(3) animal welfare charity dedicated to improving the lives of feral and free-roaming cats. The CAT HELP DESK – connecting people and resources with cats in need.
http://www.helpferals.org/

If you are feeding feral cats, PLEASE also trap and spay/neuter to help reduce the population growth rate!

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IDA: World Week for Animals in Laboratories, April 20 – 26

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

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From: In Defense of Animals – takeaction [at] idausa.org
Date: Wed, Apr 9, 2008 at 6:34 PM
Subject: World Week for Animals in Laboratories

World Week for Animals in Laboratories

Make plans to get active during WWAIL: April 20 – 26

Please join IDA to make this year’s World Week for Animals in Laboratories (WWAIL), April 20 – 26, the most compelling and effective year yet in speaking out against the abhorrent use of animals in testing and research.

Although millions of animals still continue to suffer and die in laboratories, there is cause to be hopeful that real change is on the horizon.

A Landmark Agreement

In February, 2008, three U.S. government agencies, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Toxicology Program (NTP), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), signed a five-year agreement to create innovative and animal-free methods to evaluate the safety of drugs and chemicals with the goal of phasing out animal tests entirely.

The NRC’s Groundbreaking Report

In July, 2007, the prestigious National Research Council (NRC) issued a report, “Toxicology for the 21st Century,” which outlines a new approach that would rely less on animal studies and focus instead upon in vitro methods. According to the report, “Over time, the need for traditional animal testing could be greatly reduced, and possibly even eliminated someday.”

Broad and sweeping changes are slowly being realized for animals in labs. Yet millions still remain captive in cages, subject to intolerable cruelty. They will not live to see the day that these changes come about, which is why we urgently need you to join forces with IDA and other animal-protection organizations to vigorously work for such a transformation to happen as soon as possible. While there is reason to celebrate, there are still far too many scientists who adhere to obsolete, imprecise, and heartless animal experiments.

Never-Ending Nicotine Experiments

It may be unfathomable, but in 2008, many animals still die in cruel, archaic, and useless nicotine experiments to tests tobacco’s deleterious effects on the body. That’s why IDA has developed our Up in Smoke campaign, which targets experiments that force pregnant and newborn animals to be pumped full of nicotine. This is just one example of the kind of horrendous animal experiments that we need to stop. Sadly, there are many such vile experiments occurring daily in laboratories.

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Kinship Circle: [GULF COAST] Your Last Hard Day Was Yesterday

Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

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From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
Date: Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 12:49 PM
Subject: [GULF COAST] Your Last Hard Day Was Yesterday

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER RELIEF – PERMISSION TO CROSS-POST
Networking resources for animal disaster victims + companion animal campaigns

GULF COAST
3/21/08: Your Last Hard Day Was Yesterday

http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters/

IN MARCH GULF COAST NEWSLETTER:

1. Tour For Life 2008: April 9, At SAF In New Orleans!
2. March 29-30: SpayMart Super Adoptathon In NOLA
3. Feedback: Missouri Floodwaters Rising
4. Highlights & Updates
5. Dear Sabrina, Your Last Hard Day Was Yesterday
6. A Second Chance For St. Bernard Parish Animals
7. A Nursing Mom’s Tragedy & The Power To Act
8. Certification As A First Responder For Animals

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H2-Y0! It’s World Water Day!

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

And since Dr. Stephen Colbert, DFA is just as refreshing as the wet stuff (and also due in no small part to the crazy amount of yard work I have to do today), I’ll let him give you the lowdown on WWD. Here are all five segments of Thursday’s Colbert Report Special ReporT, “Watershift Down: Getting the Sea Monkey off America’s Aqua-Back.”

If you’d like to learn more about World Water Day (this year’s theme: Sanitation), check out http://www.worldwaterday.org and http://www.worldwaterday.net. Also, you can read more about the awesome Dean Kamen here. (If you only watch one clip, make it Stephen’s interview with Dean, which is the fourth one down below.)

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Farm Sanctuary’s Country Hoe Down (May 3-4, 2008)

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

Mark your calendars, Californians – Farm Sanctuary’s CA Country Hoe Down is scheduled for the weekend of May 3-4 this year. Speaking as a native New Yorker living in the midwest, I can say that you East Coast/West Coats veg*ns don’t know how lucky y’all are! Now go register, people.

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From: Natalie Bowman
Date: Tue, Mar 18, 2008 at 12:47 PM
Subject: Listing for Farm Sanctuary’s Country Hoe Down

Hi Kelly,

Below is a calendar listing for Farm Sanctuary’s annual Country Hoe Down at our Orland, California Shelter. We would be very appreciative if you are able to post and help us raise awareness about this inspirational and educational event for farm animal advocates.

Please let me know if you would like more information.

Warm Regards,

Natalie Bowman
Communications Coordinator
Farm Sanctuary
P.O. Box 150, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
PH: 607-583-2225 ext. 250

Learn about our shelter residents and take action on their behalf — sign up for our alerts and online newsletter today!
http://www.farmsanctuary.org/member/

Farm Sanctuary
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Yee-haw! It’s Country Hoe Down Time at Farm Sanctuary’s California Shelter

Orland, CA – March 14, 2008 – Join Farm Sanctuary for a rootin’ tootin’ weekend of animal-friendly festivities at our annual California Country Hoe Down. This educational and inspirational event offers practical information and advice for animal advocates and features fun activities that will allow guests to enjoy the company of our rescued farm animals and each other.

The schedule of events includes presentations from Farm Sanctuary President and Co-founder Gene Baur, Compassionate Cooks Founder Colleen Patrick-Goudreau and author Mark Hawthorne, as well as a catered vegan dinner, sanctuary time with the animals, hayrides, cooking demonstrations, and a barn dance with complimentary refreshments and live entertainment.

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, May 3 and 4, 2008

WHERE: Farm Sanctuary, 19080 Newville Rd., Orland, CA

REGISTRATION: Registration costs $35 per person and includes a catered dinner Saturday evening. Deadline for registration is April 25, 2008. Call 607-583-2225 ext. 221 or visit http://www.farmsanctuary.org to register today.

About Farm Sanctuary

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Farm Sanctuary is the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization. Since incorporating in 1986, we have worked to expose and stop cruel practices of the “food animal” industry through research and investigations, legal and legislative actions, public awareness projects, youth education, and direct rescue and refuge efforts. Our shelters in Watkins Glen, N.Y., and Orland, Calif., provide lifelong care for hundreds of rescued animals, who have become ambassadors for farm animals everywhere by educating visitors about the realities of factory farming. More information can be found at http://www.farmsanctuary.org or by calling 607-583-2225.

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Respect for Animals: Alison Steadman to visit harp seal nursery "seal watch" prior to Canadian seal hunt

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

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From: mandy carter
Date: Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 6:05 AM
Subject: Alison Steadman to visit harp seal nursery “seal watch” prior to Canadian seal hunt

FORWARD PLANNING NOTICE

MONDAY 3 & TUESDAY 4 MARCH 2008 – GULF OF ST LAWRENCE, CANADA

Alison Steadman to visit harp seal nursery “seal watch”

The “Abigail’s Party” and “Life is Sweet” actor travels to Canada to take in the beauty of the baby harp seals on the ices floes – one of the world’s great wildlife spectacles – before the annual commercial seal hunt.

Alison Steadman will be joining Respect for Animals and “America’s Next Top Model” judge and fashion photographer, Nigel Barker.

When: Monday 3 March 2008 and Tuesday 4 March 2008

Who: Alison Steadman
Nigel Barker, judge “America’s Next Top Model”
Mark Glover, director, Respect for Animals and Humane Society International (UK)
Wayne Pacelle, president & CEO, Humane Society of the United States

What: Seal Watch 2008
Live broadcast interviews & high res images available daily
Phone interviews available on request

Where: Gulf of St Lawrence, east coast of Canada.

Background: The annual commercial seal hunt is due to begin in the area in late March. The largest marine mammal hunt in the world, over 1 million seals have been bludgeoned and shot to death, the vast majority of them less than three months of age, over the last three years.

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Farm Sanctuary News: Tell the USDA: No Downers

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

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From: Farm Sanctuary – info [at] farmsanctuary.org
Date: Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 4:21 PM
Subject: Farm Sanctuary News: Tell the USDA: No Downers

FARM SANCTUARY NEWS

Tell the USDA: No More Downed Animal Abuse!

The widely-publicized abuse of downed dairy cattle at the Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Company in Chino, Calif. has upended the meat industry and set the stage for positive change. Those who think the abuses of animals slated for slaughter can continue to go unseen have now been put on notice that the public is watching and growing wary. Let’s make sure the suffering of these animals was not in vain! Let the USDA know that the Hallmark case will not be forgotten and that the treatment of farm animals is a huge priority for the public.

Newborn Calf and his Mother Reunite for Life at Our California Shelter

Days old and barely breathing, Harrison the calf was lying alone in an open field and only hours away from death when he was discovered by a compassionate humane officer in Santa Cruz, CA. The newborn—the son of a cow bred to replenish a small herd of beef cattle—was nonresponsive, bellowing only briefly in pain when the officer checked his vitals and determined that he was in desperate need of medical attention. Read more.

2007 Walk for Farm Animals a Rousing Success

Last fall, more than 2,000 people took to the streets in 46 cities and towns across North America to speak out for farm animals, resulting in the largest and most successful Walk to date! In addition to educating people about the cruelty of factory farming, Walk participants raised over $170,000 to support Farm Sanctuary’s rescue, education and advocacy work. Our sincerest thanks go out to all the compassionate people who helped make this event possible. Read more.

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Farm Sanctuary: Celebrate the Release of Gene Baur’s New Book

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

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From: Farm Sanctuary – info [at] farmsanctuary.org
Date: Feb 7, 2008 5:40 PM
Subject: Celebrate the Release of Gene Baur’s New Book

Join us to celebrate the release of Gene Baur’s new book

Photo via Farm Sanctuary

This is a special time for Farm Sanctuary as we celebrate the release of our President and Co-Founder Gene Baur’s new book, “Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food.” The book is being published by Simon & Schuster in March 2008. The book places an urgently needed focus on farm animal issues – making a call to action and a call for compassion. It is certain to touch readers through its unique approach and inspiring personal stories of hope.

“Some of the stories Gene Baur tells will break your heart and others will speak to your deepest convictions. It’s a book about appalling cruelty and heroic kindness, and it points the way to a better world.” ~ Alicia Silverstone

“Filled with hope, this book is written for all who strive for a more compassionate world. I highly recommend it.” ~ Dr. Jane Goodall

For additional details about the book, visit http://www.genebaur.com/. Farm Sanctuary is hosting two book launch parties in New York and Los Angeles and we hope you will join us!

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