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Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Action Alerts

DawnWatch: Los Angeles Times front page on animal cruelty — 8/17/07
The article by John M. Glionna is headed, “A beastly kind of cruelty” and sub-headed, “Drive-by shooters, often youths, are killing farm animals in a growing wave of violence. The culprits may face only vandalism charges.”

Humane Society of the United States (HSUS): Thank the U.S. Attorneys in the Vick Case!
Sign our virtual thank you card for the U.S. Attorneys in the Vick case

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA): An End to Animal Tests?
It could be a reality, but the agency charged with approving non-animal test methods—including many that are already in use in Europe—refuses to take action.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA): Help Remove Tonka and Luna From Travel With Ringling!
PETA is asking the USDA to immediately and permanently remove from travel two reportedly “dangerous” elephants traveling with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA): URGENT: Ohio Judge Awards Custody of Abused Dog to Dog’s Convicted Abuser
Please ask Judge Robert Lyons to reconsider his decision to return China to Clark, which could put an animal who has already suffered so much in a grave situation.

(More below the fold…)

SOS: Support the Salmon Economic Analysis & Planning Act!

Monday, February 26th, 2007

Via Save Our Wild Salmon:

Support the Salmon Economic Analysis & Planning Act!

It’s a new Congress – and we have a new chance to recover endangered Pacific Salmon in the Mighty Columbia & Snake Rivers!

In early March, Representatives Jim McDermott (D-WA) and Thomas Petri (R-WI) will introduce the bi-partisan Salmon Economic Analysis & Planning Act (SEAPA) in Congress.

Consider that: (1) we are wasting billions of taxpayer dollars on failed federal “recovery” plans; (2) hundreds of scientists support removing four costly dams on the lower Snake River as perhaps the only way to restore this world-renowned fishery; (3) just THREE sockeye salmon survived to return to their Idaho spawning grounds in 2006; (4) up to 90% of Snake River salmon are killed by federal dams as they migrate to the ocean, and (5) the courts have ruled the last three federal salmon plans are illegal.

Isn’t it time to invest in a real recovery plan that works? The Salmon Economic Analysis & Planning Act (SEAPA) will get us the information we need to understand the costs and benefits of removing the four lower Snake River dams, and to craft an effective recovery plan that restores healthy salmon and steelhead populations to our Northwest rivers and West Coast communities.

You can take action here.