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JUST RECEIVED!!!

URGENT!!! DEADLINE IS MAY 2nd 2011!!!

Deadline is May 2, 2011! http://www.facebook.com/notes/evolve-campaigns/action-alert-please-oppose-plans-to-breed-beagles-for-vivisection-uk/10150165911763891
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Action Alert: Please oppose plans to breed beagles for vivisection (UK)

BACKGROUND:

Marshall Bioresourses, in North Rose, located between Syracuse and Rochester, N.Y., was shipping “beagles” out of Montreal (entering Canada via Lacolle and Brockville border points) via Air Canada to Paris and other points in Europe until Air Canada dropped the contract a few years ago as the result of passenger complaints.

If you have ANY info regarding the current airline and/or cargo carrier shipping beagles out of Canada, please contact: ariellang@yahoo.ca

THANKS SUSANNA FOR THE HEADS UP ON THIS!!!

Vivisecton breeder, MARSHALL, wants to open four more facilities in the UK:

Marshall’s purchased UK vivisection breeder B&K Universal (near Hull) a few years ago. It submitted a planning application to construct four units/breeding facilities to breed BEAGLES for animal testing. If permission is granted, many thousands of purpose-bred beagles will be sent to labs.

Please contact East Riding of Yorkshire Council and ask that the planning application be refused. The Planning Application Number is 11/01324/STPLF. The deadline is May 2nd, so please act soon.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Planning Department

County Hall

Cross Street

Beverley

HU17 9BA

Telephone: 01482 393792

Email: beverley.dc@eastriding.gov.uk

Councillors:

Matthew Grove: m.grove@cssyorkshire.com

Peter Turner: peter@peterturner.karoo.co.uk

BrianSkow: brian@skow.orangehome.co.uk

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 http://www.pet-abuse.com/cases/701/ON/CA/

 REMEMBERING KENSINGTON the brave little Toronto Cat: who suffered in vain!
 During the trial the judge stated “there are worse ways a cat could die”
 Police wiped tears and prayed for the tortured cat to die as they watched
 video evidence.
 
 Louise Woodward, a Toronto resident, spearheaded a valiant manhunt of animal
 activists across Canada to bring in one of the accused. Louise set a very
 good example for future Canadian activists to follow.
 
 Federal legislation was not changed April 30, 2001- and Canadian animal
 cruelty legislation has remained unchanged to this date 10 years later.
 Please everyone- keep this date as a special tribute to Kensington “WE WILL
 NEVER FORGET YOU BEAUTIFUL KENSINGTON”

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Dutch introduce 500 animal rights police | Posted | National Post

4 Mar 2011 Animal abusers in the Netherlands will have more to worry about as lawmakers in that country introduce 500 police officers dedicated to
news.nationalpost.com/…/dutch-introduce-500-animal-rights-police

 

Chinese govt lobbied to ban ‘cruel’ seal imports

  • Source: Global Times
  • [08:24 March 29 2011]

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http://www.change.org/petitions/save-the-sled-dog-reform-british-columbias-anti-cruelty-to-animals-law

Please view and sign the petition in the above link to help keep pressure on British Columbia to ensure that the new Animal Protection Laws prompted by the BC Sled Dog Massacre are put into effect immediately.

There has been an overwhelming response already, however the more support and pressure there is to prevent such an incident from happening again is needed.

Thank you.

 

 

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This ALERT WAS RECEIVED YESTERDAY .

Dear Friends,
The fate of Ontario’s coyotes and other wildlife will soon be determined.
For those who have written letters condemning the illegal coyote killing contests, your voices have gained the attention of politicians. It is the next step, however, that you and I take that will make a difference in the outcome for wildlife.
As many of us have learned, the Minister of Natural Resources is working with the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, farmers and rural municipalities to develop a long-term coyote and ‘nuisance’ wildlife management strategy.
However, Ontario’s wildlife “belongs” to all of us! It should not just be up to farmers and natural resource or hunting interests to decide the fate of our wildlife. Particularly, given the ill-informed and brutal approach taken to coyotes in this province.
A proposed Agriculture-Wildlife Conflict Strategy was quietly posted on the Environmental Bill of Rights Registry in late February, with the public consultation closing deadline set for April 11, 2011.

This strategy aims to increase compensation for farmers for  loss of crops and livestock due to wildlife predation,

But it aims to decrease the cost of compensation by increasing opportunities to kill ‘nuisance’ wildlife through increased hunting opportunities.  It also expands the list  of wildlife that can be killed.

The list now is expanded to include: cougars, lynx, bobcat, ravens, eagles, hawks, crows, turkey vultures, weasels, raccoons, mink and elk.

This strategy is ill-conceived.  For example, turkey vultures eat only dead things. And farmers are no longer required to learn preventive methods to avoid wildlife predation. Consultations were limited to select agricultural organizations.

Our voice is now critical. Wildlife protection organizations will be sending detailed responses. However, it will be the response, however brief, from members of the public like you that will make the difference. Please take a few minutes to send in your comments.

If you are having problems reading this email, click here to view on the Wildlife Ontario website.

The clock is ticking for Ontario’s coyotes and other wildlife. A proposed Agriculture-Wildlife Conflict Strategy will soon determine whether the mindless and cruel persecution of wildlife continues in Ontario or whether our province joins other more civilized jurisdictions in implementing progressive strategies that promote coexistence. 

Step 1: Please submit your comments online

Please use the online form posted on the EBR to send your comments to Yves Tremblay at the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs before April 11, 2011.  It is crucial that they hear your views and not just those with hunting, farming and natural resource interests. Click here to bring up the form, enter your information and click “Save” to send.

HELPFUL TIP: We suggest that after you click the “Save” button that you copy and paste your letter from the confirmation page into an email for Step 2.  If you do not know how to ‘copy and paste’, simply re-type your comments into the email.

Step 2: Please also send your comments by email

With subject line: “Agriculture-Wildlife Strategy Must Respect Biodiversity” to:

1)  Premier Dalton dmcguinty.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org
2)  Hon. Linda Jeffrey, ljeffrey.mpp@liberal.ola.org
3)  Hon. Carol Mitchell, minister.omafra@ontario.ca

It is just as important to copy cc:

4)  Andrea Horwath, ahorwath-qp@ndp.on.ca
5)  Your MPP
6)  Your local mayor or in the case of Ottawa, mayor Jim Watson, Jim.Watson@ottawa.ca
and your Ottawa city councillor.


Tips for letter writing

You can draw on some of the points below but it is important to put the points in your own words or, at least, reorder them so it doesn’t appear to be a ‘form’ list. And, please do not forward this page as it will NOT count as ‘personal’ opinion and could hurt the campaign’s efforts.

  • The Agriculture-Wildlife Conflict Strategy needs to reflect the views of the majority of Ontarians
  • It is, therefore, essential that the proposed Agriculture-Wildlife Conflict Working Group include members that represent community wildlife interests. It cannot be one-sided with only agriculture and natural resource or hunting interests as members if it is to have the legitimacy and transparency needed for public acceptance
  • Sustainable farming in Ontario needs to work with nature, not be at war with it. ‘Good Things Grow in Ontario’ and ‘Buy Ontario’ campaigns encourage consumers to buy fresh, home grown food. These campaigns will fail if the cost is seen by consumers to be the elimination of Ontario’s wildlife in brutal and ill-informed attacks
  • No one owns nature. Not farmers or hunting interests. Wildlife belongs to all Ontarians and it needs to be cared for on behalf of all Ontarians
  • Livestock losses due to coyote predation in Ontario are insignificant. Losses represent only 1% in numbers of sheep and 0.08% in numbers of cattle produced. This is insignificant when you consider that other small businesses in Ontario experience up to 3% in lost profits annually due to theft and get no compensation for their losses from government
  • The Strategy must be based on conflict prevention. Farmers have to take responsibility for protecting their livestock assets, just as any other business is required to protect its assets
  • Farmers need to build in a “cost of doing business” loss for predation, just as they do for other natural factors such as variable weather conditions
  • Clearly, the majority of livestock producers are taking measures to protect their assets. The Strategy therefore needs to focus on these local “best management practices” as well as lessons learned from other countries that have been highly successful in reducing livestock predation
  • Without a serious commitment to conflict prevention, there will be continually-increasing compensation demands and a greater reliance on this compensation by producers, more unwarranted attacks on wildlife to justify compensation, escalating costs to taxpayers and increased criticism from the public who value wildlife

Background Information:
Agriculture-Wildlife Conflict Strategy EBR,  EBR Registry Number: 011-2677
Wildlife Discussion Paper


Contact Premier Dalton McGuinty
Contact Information
Queen’s Park
Room 281, Main Legislative Building, Queen’s Park
Toronto, Ontario M7A 1A1
Tel 416-325-1941
Fax 416-325-3745
Constituency
1795 Kilborn Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K1H 6N1
Tel 613-736-9573
Fax 613-736-7374
dmcguinty.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Hon. Linda Jeffrey, Minister of Natural Resources
Ministry of Natural Resources
Suite 6630, 6th Floor, Whitney Block
99 Wellesley Street West
Toronto, Ontario M7A 1W3
Tel 416-314-2301
Fax 416-325-5316
ljeffrey.mpp@liberal.ola.org

Hon. Carol Mitchell, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
11th Floor
77 Grenville Street
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1B3
Tel 416-326-3074
Fax 416-326-3083
minister.omafra@ontario.ca

Andrea Horwath, Leader, NDP
Room 114, Main Legislative Building, Queen’s Park,
Toronto, Ontario M7A 1A5.
ahorwath-qp@ndp.on.ca

Ontario MPP’s
As listed on the Legislative Assembly of Ontario website.
Ottawa City Councillors
As listed on the City of Ottawa website.
Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson
City of Ottawa,
110 Laurier Avenue West,
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1J1
Jim.Watson@ottawa.ca

Deadline for public comments:
April 11, 2011
Osgoode poster, click to enlarge

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DOING WHAT COMES NATURAL for any Animal Welfare Activist/Advocate means time, energy, patience, due diligence and an untiring determination to be heard, to educate and to get the job done.

I have been asked to circulate this petition to put an end to the horrific cruelty animals endure in China.  Please take the time to sign and support the call to end this suffering.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/305/stop-animal-cruelty-in-china/

Together, the world over, united we back each other up, we support each other, encourage each other, give strength to each other.  Together as a united force miracles in animal rescue are achieved.

Complete strangers meet online, in the streets, everywhere around the world with one common and determined purpose:  to end the suffering, to find the lost and reunite them with their families, to rescue the abandoned, the neglected, the beaten and discarded and find loving forever homes which these victims deserve and have a birth right to.

New friends are made, alliances are formed, numbers grow and our voices are heard around the world.

A very special thank you to all brothers and sisters who fight the unending animal cruelty rampant in today’s society.

http://www.mix100.ca/news_and_sports/news/Local/11/04/9/Animal-rights-activist-fifth-NWT-candidate-in-federal-election

Animal rights activist fifth NWT candidate in federal election

April 9, 2011

For more information on this most important Political Party:  www.environmentvoters.org

Please also visit:  www.animalalliance.ca

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Update on BC Sled Dog Massacre:

This incident should never have been allowed to happen in the First Place.

These animals paid with their lives!!!!

Let’s just hope that tougher legislation protects all in future.

No amount of paperwork, or legislation will protect anything unless it is stringently and effectively enforced!!!

http://news.ca.msn.com/top-stories/cbc-article.aspx?cp-documentid=28256913

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This continuous live feed of these magnificent Bald Eagles is worth watching.  You can leave it on and watch these beautiful birds throughout your day.  The comings and goings from the nest.  Enjoy.

 

http://www.ustream.tv/channel-popup/decorah-eagles

 

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A SIGNER ABSOLUMENT – CHEVAUX EN PERIL / URGENT!  SIGN BELOW FOR HORSES IN PERIL

besoin de 500 signatures (pour sauver la vie de beaucoup de chevaux) / Need 500 signatures to save the lives of many horses

SIGNATURES WILL BE SENT TO PETA WHO IS TRYING TO HELP THESE HORSES.  MANY HAVE ALREADY SIGNED BUT MORE SIGNATURES ARE NEEDED!!!

Horses cut with a knife by their own masters

Forced to carry loads heavier than a car

Mares forced to give life in the street

Endangering the animal during night time travel in the city

Use loads of stones and refuse to force the poor horse to move forward

Death in the middle of the public road with others

See his face filled with suffering

Then burned alive with gasoline and see him moving around

PLEASE, I urge you to sign below and stop this cruelty. Thank you !

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GIANT MALAMUTE: BENJAMIN

Please help to find Benjamin.  He is a beloved family member who is terribly missed.  Anyone spotting this dog is asked to contact  bad_apple_@serbernet.com bad_apple_@serbernet.com

PLEASE TAKE A PICTURE OF THE DOG , IF YOU THINK IT MAY BE BENJAMIN, AND EMAIL PICK TO OWNERS.

THANKS EVERYONE.

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