easyVegan Link Sanctuary, 09-06-07

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

Action Alerts

European Coalition to End Animal Experiments (ECEAE): Help Us Stop Primate Experiments. For Good.
We currently have a real opportunity to get a ban on all primate experiments across Europe – but we need your help.

The Foundation for Taxpayer & Consumer Rights (FTCR) / OilWatchdog: Stick It to Big Oil
Send a free fax to your U.S. Senator by clicking here, and ask him or her to support McCaskill’s “Fair Fuel” bill, S. 1997!

Four Paws: Join us in a protest against the ruthless dog mafia in Europe
FOUR PAWS wants to thwart the unscrupulous trade in puppies. Take part! Support our protest and sign our online petition.

In Defense of Animals (IDA): Get Tina and Jewel Out of the Circus
Urge USDA to send suffering elephants to a sanctuary now

In Defense of Animals (IDA): Ask Prosecutor to seek maximum sentencing for animal hoarders
Over 100 Animals Removed from Animal Hoarders’ Home; Supplies needed to care for 68 surviving dogs and cats

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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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RAN: Thank Ford for finally plugging in and ask them to shift into high gear!

Thursday, July 12th, 2007

Via Rainforest Action Network:

Thank Ford for finally plugging in and ask them to shift into high gear!

This week, Ford launched a partnership with Southern California Edison to build and test the first generation of road-ready, consumer-class plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Plug-in hybrids could very well be the key to breaking America’s destructive oil addiction by giving consumers a viable alternative to the gas-guzzling cars and trucks currently clogging our roads and polluting our atmosphere.

Until now, automakers have refused to build hybrid cars with a plug, and so if consumers want a plug-in hybrid, they have to buy a regular hybrid and THEN go through the expensive process of having another company convert their hybrid to a plug-in. We applaud Ford’s for stepping ahead of Toyota and GM and actually putting PHEVs on the road.

While you can’t yet walk into your local Ford dealership and buy a plug-in, we are encouraged by what appears to be a sincere effort by Ford and Southern California Edison to chip away at the auto industry’s longstanding relationship with Big Oil.

Let’s get as many people as possible to thank Ford and let them know that the public is clamouring to see plug-in hybrid cars be made available to consumers.

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RAN: Tell Nippon Paper, Stop Buying Tasmanian Old Growth!

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Via the Rainforest Action Network:

Tell Nippon Paper, Stop Buying Tasmanian Old Growth!

On one hand, Nippon Paper is the biggest buyer of old growth woodchips from the infamous logging company Gunns. This makes Nippon paper the leading supporter of Gunns’ destruction of Tasmania’s ancient forests.

On the other hand, Nippon has promised its customers that it does not buy wood from old growth or high conservation value forests, and that Gunns’ logging operations meet FSC standards — none of which is true.

If the company would simply stop buying these woodchips it would be a huge step towards the future survival of Tasmania’s magnificent forests. Help us demand that Nippon fulfill its policy pledges and stop buying old growth wood from Gunns.

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RAN: Tell Toyota to follow Google’s lead and add plugs to their hybrids!

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

Via the Rainforest Action Network:

Tell Toyota to follow Google’s lead and add plugs to their hybrids!

Google has just launched a multi-million dollar investment in plug-in hybrids and technology, but thanks to the foot-dragging of automakers like Toyota, it’s almost impossible for anyone who doesn’t work at Google to get a plug-in car for themselves.
Google plugs in

Automakers have refused to add plugs to their hybrid cars, and so if consumers want a plug-in hybrid, they have to buy a regular hybrid and THEN go through the expensive process of having another company convert their hybrid to a plug-in.

This foot-dragging is especially outrageous because Toyota — supposedly an environmental leader — is one of the main obstacles to the large-scale manufacture of plug-in cars. It’s high time for automakers to hurry up and meet Google in the 21st century by building plug-in hybrids, the best existing solution to gas-powered vehicles.

Let’s get as many people as possible to let Toyota know that the public is demanding plug-in hybrid cars be made available.

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RAN: Tell the AAM to stop blocking global warming legislation!

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

Via the Rainforest Action Network:

Tell the AAM to stop blocking global warming legislation!

Right now, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers is pouring millions of dollars into trying to block groundbreaking global warming legislation by suing states like California, Vermont and Rhode Island.

At a hearing in Sacramento this Wednesday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will decide whether to allow California’s groundbreaking legislation to proceed – a decision that will have consequences for all states seeking to enact similar laws.

This week, we need as many people as possible to write AAM President Dave McCurdy and let him know that thousands upon thousands of car owners and potential car buyers want the AAM to stop sinking money into fighting regulation and start investing in real solutions to global warming. Fill out the form [here] to write the AAM now!

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RAN: Get Citi Out of Dirty Coal

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

Via Rainforest Action Network:

Get Citi Out of Dirty Coal

As the world calls for immediate action to confront climate change, banks like Citi bank are only making nominal progress. Recently committing to investing $50 billion over 10 years, Citi remains the top financial arranger for the power and oil and natural-gas sectors in 2006, controlling 10 percent of the $272 billion power-lending market and 8.7 percent of the $310 billion oil and natural-gas lending market.

Many banks, including Citi, have been under increasing criticism over their investments in new coal-fired power plants, which emit more greenhouse gases than any other source of electricity. On the heels of stopping 8 of the proposed pulverized coal power plants in Texas by TXU Corp – we now have the momentum to stop coal once and for all. With TXU still planning to build 3 more coal plants (emitting 22 million tons of greenhouse gasses annually), and with another 159 coal plants proposed in the US over the next decade via the Bush Energy Plan – we must hold firm on our demands. No New Coal.

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RAN: Tell Peter Orser to Get Weyerhaeuser out of Grassy Narrows

Sunday, April 29th, 2007

Via Rainforest Action Network:

Tell Peter Orser to Get Weyerhaeuser out of Grassy Narrows

The campaign against Weyerhaeuser is heating up, and Weyerhaeuser and Quadrant Homes need to feel the pressure! Take action now and send an email to Peter Orser, CEO of Quadrant Homes. Demand that he take responsibility and tell him to stop building new homes from wood stolen from Grassy Narrows.

Background and past alerts here.

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RAN: What’s your Earth Day Resolution?

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

What’s your Earth Day Resolution? Rainforest Action Network wants to know!

Some tips to getcha started:

● Go local – The average meal travels 1,500 miles to get to our plates!

● Grow your own – Get out in your yard and start digging or get together with some neighbors and start a community garden. Now we’re talkin’ really local.

● Go organic – 40 percent of energy used in the food system goes toward the production of artificial, petroleum-based fertilizers and pesticides.

● Go veg – Cow manure releases 18 percent of the Earth’s carbon monoxide. Reducing your meat intake even a little bit can help.

● Go car free – The average driver uses two gallons of gas a day; ride your bike or take the bus to go to the store!

● Turn off the lights – Do better than fluorescent bulbs, go for candles this Earth Day. You’ll like the atmosphere. While you’re at it, switch out those old fluorescent bulbs once and for all.

Speaking of going veg, take a moment to check out the PB&J Campaign, which is

working to combat environmental destruction and improve animal welfare by reducing the amount of animal products people eat. The PB&J Campaign approaches positive change one meal at a time by illuminating the differences one single dining decision can make.

Though the site is geared towards animal welfare as opposed to animal rights, if a yummy PB&J sandwich can convince the meat-n-potatoes omni’s out there to opt for a cruelty-free meal…just once, anyway…then that’s just fine by me. Baby steps, people.

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RAN: Tell Min. Turnbull to Reject the Gunns Mill

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

Via Rainforest Action Network:

Tell Min. Turnbull to Reject the Gunns Mill

The Gunns pulp mill heads to Australia’s federal government after being fast-tracked through the Tasmanian state government, just weeks after Gunns withdrew the pulp mill project from the legal assessment process (the RPDC). Gunns knew their pulp mill would never meet environmental standards and is now seeking to bypass all legal requirements by pushing through legislation that the media recently revealed was written by Gunns lawyers. Don’t let them get away with it!

It’s do or die for the Gunns pulp mill: if Minister Turnbull rejects this scandalous project, it will likely never be approved. If he gives it the green light, the future of Tasmania’s old growth forests will be in serious jeopardy!

Your public comments could help keep Gunns’ nightmare pulp mill from becoming a reality.

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RAN: Real Forest Protection Now

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

Via the Rainforest Action Network:

Real Forest Protection Now

Though ANZ is Australia’s third largest bank, it is the country’s leading financier of environmentally destructive projects. One of ANZ’s most controversial clients, Gunns Limited, is rapidly destroying Tasmania’s forests. ANZ recently developed a draft forests policy that was supposed to apply ethical criteria to its investments. Unfortunately, the policy doesn’t reflect our discussions with the bank and would allow the bank to continue funding destructive projects, including Gunns’ pulp mill in Tasmania and illegal logging in Indonesia.

Tell ANZ’s Sustainability Director Gavin Murray that his company should develop a real forests policy and commit to not funding the Gunns pulp mill project!

Then, head on over to The Wilderness Society of Australia’s web site for updates and a list of additional actions you can take.

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RAN: Tell Lehman Brothers ‘No New Coal’

Wednesday, March 7th, 2007

Via the Rainforest Action Network:

Tell Lehman Brothers ‘No New Coal’

Help us bring investment bank Lehman Brothers to the negotiating table for strong climate protection safeguard policies. If Lehman Brothers is serious about climate change, they and their partners who are bidding to be the new owners of TXU must craft a commitment to stop funding new coal power projects. Send a message to Lehman Brothers climate director Teddy Roosevelt IV and demand a climate policy that ensures Lehman Brothers won’t fund any new dirty coal plants. A clean enery future is possible in Texas. TXU is also Texas’ largest provider of wind energy, and numerous studies have show that efficiency measures and renewables can readily meet Texas’ energy needs while better protecting the environment and human health.

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RAN: Citi – Stop Funding Global Warming

Thursday, February 15th, 2007

Via the Rainforest Action Network:

Citi – Stop Funding Global Warming

In Jan. 2004, Citi became a world leader in environmentally and socially responsible banking by developing strict policies that guide its project investments. This was the result of years of protest and pressure by all of you and other organizations. However, Citi never developed a comprehensive policy that addressed global warming and climate change. Over the past three years, we have urged Citi to accept its responsibility as the world’s largest bank and leading lender to the oil, coal and gas sectors to join the fight against climate change.

Not only has Citi refused to commit to a modern climate change policy, but the bank is involved in one of the dirtiest energy projects in North America: Texas utility company TXU’s plan to build 11 new coal-fired power plants. The plants will emit more than 78 million tons of carbon into the atmosphere annually as long as they are active — in pollution terms, that’s the equivalent of putting 14 million new cars on America’s roads every year for the next fifty years. Citi is one of three major banks lining up financing for the massive TXU power plant project, along with Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley.

The greenhouse gases from this project will affect everyone, whether you live in the remote rainforests of Brazil, the Arctic tundra, or anywhere else on the planet. The impact these plants will have on the air quality and health of surrounding communities will be severe. The environmental devastation caused by mining the coal for these plants is irreversible. We urge you to join the people of Texas in demanding that Citi rededicate itself to our environmental and economic future by writing a climate change policy that will help reverse global warming.

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RAN: Will PEFC support real sustainable forest practices?

Wednesday, January 17th, 2007

Via the Rainforest Action Network:

Will PEFC support real sustainable forest practices?

The Pan European Forest Council (PEFC) recently gave in to pressure from the Australian government to accept the Australian Forestry Standard (AFS) as a legitimate certification for sustainable forestry. AFS was intentionally designed to provide a legal loophole for the lumber company Gunns, Ltd, so that it can continue clear-cutting Tasmania’s 200-year-old trees and wrecking a landscape that is truly a natural treasure.

Send a message to PEFC Chairman Michael Clark that he must renounce the AFS policy and stand up for real sustainable certification policies, not those engineered by the logging industry to greenwash their destructive practices.

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Friday Random Cuteness: Kermie, Busted!

Friday, January 12th, 2007

Kermie!

Busted!

For protesting Ford’s anti-enviro policies at the North American Auto Show!

Let’s hope they allow him the courtesy of conjugal visits with Miss Piggy in the slammer…even though I don’t think the two are technically married. I’m pretty sure that Rick Santorum would have objected to hawt frog-on-pig action.

(Photos via RAN.)

Luckily, I have plenty of reading material for our green friend:

* Carnival of the Green 59

* Carnival of Hurricane Relief 70

As a bonus this week, reader Jeff forwarded me a video of the No Kill Advocacy Center’s Nathan Winograd appearance on Rescue Roundtable:

Just click on the video and you’ll be redirected to You Tube.

And vote Nathan Reader’s Digest Hero of the Year!

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RAN: Ask General Motors

Saturday, December 2nd, 2006

Via the Rainforest Action Network:

Ask General Motors

American automakers talked a lot of “green” at this week’s L.A. auto show, but other than concept cars and more empty promises, there weren’t any signs of a real commitment to increasing fuel economy and bringing Detroit out from the basement of the automotive industry.

Join us in asking General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner to commit to becoming the most fuel-efficient car company by 2010 and change the way Detroit is headed. Right now, American automakers need leaders, not talkers.

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RAN: End Oil Aid!

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

Via the Rainforest Action Network:

End Oil Aid!

For more than three decades rich countries have been using aid money and international institutions like the World Bank to channel billions of dollars in subsidies to Big Oil. This “Oil Aid” diverts money that should be available to fight poverty and instead uses it to finance the work of international oil companies in impoverished countries who take the oil and export it to back to the United States and other rich countries. The End Oil Aid campaign is working to stop these perverse subsidies. We want limited development assistance to focus on efforts such as debt cancellation and alternative energy instead of being poured into the pockets of the oil industry. And we need your help! Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, the next Speaker of the US House of Representatives, has made a commitment to roll-back government handouts to Big Oil.

Please sign the petition [here] to Congresswoman Pelosi thanking her for her leadership on this issue and highlighting the importance of ending oil aid as part of the broader effort to stop perverse subsidies to oil corporations.

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RAN: World Rainforest Week, October 16-22

Monday, October 16th, 2006

In addition to marking National Feral Cat Day, October 16 also kicks off World Rainforest Week. Luckily, the Rainforest Action Network offers a list of enviro-friendly actions to help you celebrate the occasion! Each day has its own theme; today, RAN invites you to “Enter the rainforest!” and take the World Rainforest Week pledge. Tomorrow, learn how to live tree free. Visit their site to take action, and check out the themes for Wednesday through Sunday, too. All this and more on RAN’s WRW web page!

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RAN: Weyerhaeuser and Canadian Logging Rights

Friday, October 13th, 2006

UPDATE, 3/1/07, via Rainforest Action Network:

Calling Weyerhaeuser for Grassy Narrows

Grassy Narrows community members Maria Swain, Gloria Kejick and Warren Ashopenace started a 3,000 mile journey from Ontario to Seattle, Washington to demand an “exit strategy” from Weyerhaeuser CEO Steve Rogel at the company’s corporate headquarters in Seattle. You can help without having to go anywhere.

Join us in calling Weyerhaeuser to demand an exit strategy that will stop clear-cut logging on Grassy Narrows’ land.

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Via Rainforest Action Network:

Weyerhaeuser and Canadian Logging Rights: Defend Community Rights

Weyerhaeuser is cutting and running.

The failure of corporate logging is its treament of the land and the people who live on it. Weyerhaeuser’s cut-and-run strategy continues to leave communities behind while wrecking their environment with clear-cuts and loss of a precious natural resource: old growth forests. Not only is this cut-and-run strategy failing Weyerhaeuser’s own workers, but also its business. Government bailouts to support the company have only resulted in a form of corporate welfare that is prolonging the mistreatment of the land, natural resources and local people.

Join us in sending a message to leaders within Weyerhaeuser and the Canadian government demanding that the company turn over its logging rights in Saskatchewan and leave room for community forestry.

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RAN: Tell Ford: Lead the Way in Fuel Efficiency

Friday, September 29th, 2006

Via the Rainforest Action Network:

Ford: Lead the Way in Fuel Efficiency

With a new CEO taking the wheel at Ford Motor Company, we have the chance to make our voices heard. Please join us in letting Alan Mulally know that Ford must become a global leader in fuel efficiency.

Click here to learn more, or here to take action.