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While it has been a few years since I found it necessary to take a self imposed respite from my advocacy work, that does not mean that I have not continued to witness the continuing horrors inflicted upon the innocent.  Each and every account, each and every horrific graphic image is permanently etched into my psyche and adds to the unhealed scars that remain hidden, adding to the dark cloud that covers my very soul and which has essentially destroyed what little faith in mankind I had left.

First a question.  Do any of you still feel the knots of frustration and anger when you, as well, continue to witness the many injustices that we are bombarded with daily?  Be it the autrocities inflicted upon the human species or the animal species?  If you do not, then stop reading this post.

We are all aware of the ramifications and negative results of ‘racial profiling’.  Judging all by the actions of others, based upon their colour and beliefs.  Many likely support that notion, but many do not.  This bias is at best, motivated by fear and prejudice, and many around the world believe it to be totally unacceptable.

There is another type of profiling that is currently going on in today’s fearful society, resulting in the destruction of innocent lives and which rips at the heart of loving families.

Currently Montreal, Quebec, Canada plans to use “Canine Profiling as their bandaid solution to a problem which is not a dog problem, it is in fact a human problem!  This planned Canine Profiling is biased and prejudicial, based upon fear and ignorance (at least in this writers opinion).

Given that the Animal Legal Defense Fund lists Quebec in the Bottom Tier for Animal Protection Laws, as it has for over a decade, it comes as no surprise that the animals in this province continue to be subjugated.  A province well known for it’s continuing puppy mills and apathy.

For those of us who remember LENNOX and BRINDIE, for those of us that remember the Whistler Massacre, The Howl Heard around the World, we also remember the sheer anger, our gut knotted in disbelief and total frustration.  If you are like I am, each incident, inflicts upon you a striking blow.  It is not just the innocent life that has been taken, we lose part of ourselves as well.

Canine Profiling does not focus on the real issue.  Canine Profiling is biased, prejudicial and based upon the ignorance and fear which is a direct result of the mistreatment, uneducated handling and training of targeted breeds.  It is born from the  questionable personal agendas and the irresponsibility of far too many “humans” who own targeted breeds.

I am asking all of you who continue to advocate and fight for the lives of the innocent, to join us in our fight against Canine Profiling”.  Please help this campaign go viral by sharing.

Thank you.

https://www.facebook.com/BoycottBSLMontreal/

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Premier Dalton McGuinty: Do not pass revised ‘Bill 37’ for changes to animal rights protection

https://www.change.org/petitions/premier-dalton-mcguinty-do-not-pass-revised-bill-37-for-changes-to-animal-rights-protection

After public outcry and strong criticism, MPP Jack MacLaren of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario withdrew private members Bill 37 but is now introducing The Prevention of Cruelty of Animals Act, 2012 in its place on Monday, March 19th, at Queen’s Park.  This new bill will hand over inspection rights for farm animals to members of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). This will undermine the protection of farm animals. This revised bill has a clear conflict of interest and bias. Passage of the Bill would provide for zero transparency and accountability in a notoriously inhumane industry. Imagine, the very people who slaughter animals for food will be the ones to “ensure” standards are maintained. It is unconscionable to hand over the welfare of farm animals to any group that has vested interests in the agriculture industry. Indeed, there is such an inappropriate bias here that it is insulting.

Also, under Bill 37, farmers will be allowed to call in their own veterinarians to determine whether abuse exists. Veterinarians who are paid by these farmers and make a living through servicing these farmers’ animals will, in many cases, not want to cause trouble and “bite the hands that feed them”, so they will be compelled to look the other way.

Separating farm animals’ rights from those of ‘pets’ also makes the point that farm animals do not deserve the same care and protection, that they are ‘products’, which is ludicrous. All animals suffer and feel pain and should be afforded equal protection.

There are also concerns about whether police officers have sufficient specialized knowledge of animal husbandry to recognize distress, whether they have the skills to deal with exotic, dangerous or aggressive animals and whether the police service has enough resources to take on this extra role.

Please send an email to MPP Tim Hudak (tim.hudakco@pc.ola.org) and Ontario’s MPPs, politely asking that they not support this Bill.

Premier Dalton McGuinty: dmcguinty.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

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Summary:

-Separate inspections into (a) farm animal inspections and (b) non-farm animal inspections

-Farm inspections will be carried out by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA)

-Non-farm animal inspections will be carried out by the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA)

-OMAFRA & OSPCA Inspection officers will be the first response to complaints and will be limited to observation, advisement, education, and writing reports on visits made

-Inspectors will no longer have the power of a police officer and will not be able to inspect without the permission of the land owner

-Enforcement will be done by the OPP or local police force ONLY after abuse has been substantiated and reported on by the inspectors. Police force enforcement to stop actual abuse should be few and far between

-Abused animal removal will only be done with the recommendation of a veterinarian and sanctioned by a justice of the peace

-OSPCA will no longer be able to invoice animal owners

-Only the police will be able to lay charges under the Provincial Offences Act or the Criminal Code of Canada

Listen to Jack McLaren’s interview on CBC here.

https://giftofloki.wordpress.com/2011/09/25/horrific-stats-on-factory-farm-animals-burned-alive-in-just-four-days-in-canada/

https://giftofloki.wordpress.com/2011/09/26/posted-on-behalf-of-canadians-for-animal-welfare-reform-in-response-to-blog-post-on-factory-farming/

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CANADIAN HORSE DEFENSE COALITION

Our animals and us

by canadianhorsedefencecoalition

 

Horse meat on the menu: “Horses are not livestock and should not be treated as such,” reader Ann Giles argues.

Photograph by: ODD ANDERSEN AFP, GETTY IMAGES FILE, The Gazette

” In Lesley Chesterman’s latest restaurant review (“Fun side of Quebec cuisine in DNA,” Gazette, March 10), she correctly states that the idea of horse meat may be gruesome to many. There are several reasons for that. Not all of them are sentimental.

Read more: http://www.montrealgazette.com/animals/6298113/story.html#ixzz1p9EMDuf0

canadianhorsedefencecoalition

 

Hunter Jumper Association Joins Pro Abattoir Group

by canadianhorsedefencecoalition

WASHINGTON, (AHC) – March 15, 2012. The United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) has joined the Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC).

“Supporting the mission of UHC is totally in line with the USHJA’s mission of which a major component is protecting the well being of our participants both human and equine and offering broad based education for our members.  We want to do all we can to help ensure that these generous animals have the responsible care that they deserve from all of us,” said Shelby French, CEO of the USHJA.

The USHJA, which is the nationally recognized affiliate for the hunter and jumper riding disciplines, promotes the equestrian sport and the well being of its participants. The USHJA offers broad based education for its members and provides the framework for the conduct of the hunter/jumper sport.

http://horsebackmagazine.com/hb/archives/14607

 

CHDC ISSUES 2nd OPEN LETTER TO THE CANADIAN FOOD INSPECTION AGENCY

http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/1032343/fa38c4a7f5/519580283/fc9a46bba0/

On March 13, the following letter was sent to Dr. Martin Appelt of the CFIA expressing concerns over the misinformation Dr. Brian Evans expressed in his letter to the CHDC dated February 20, (http://canadianhorsedefencecoalition.wordpress.com/documents/) in his replies to supporters and in the interview with radio host Jordi Morgan of News 95.7 Maritime Morning (http://canadianhorsedefencecoalition.wordpress.com/2012/02/02/dr-brian-evans-from-the-cfia-interviewed-on-radio/).

This is the second Open Letter we have sent in an attempt to clarify certain errors and denials publicly issued by the CFIA.
We are hopeful the truth will not be suppressed.
Please click on this link to access the entire letter: http://canadianhorsedefencecoalition.wordpress.com/2012/03/13/chdc-issues-open-letter-to-cfia/.

Alberta Government Decimates Wild Horse Herds

http://canadianhorsedefencecoalition.wordpress.com.

Posted on March 13, 2012 by canadianhorsedefencecoalition

 

In a ruthless ploy to protect grasslands from wild horse herds that have roamed Alberta for centuries, the province’s Sustainable Resource Department (SRD) has put a large dent in the population of horses living in the Sundre/Olds area of Alberta.  According to Bob Henderson of WHOAS (The Wild Horses of Alberta Society: http://northernhorse.com/wildhorses/), “Over 130 horses that we know about were taken.”  Evidently the government is so anxious to rid the province of these majestic wild horses that even its customary capture application and license process has been waived this year.  The horses have been rounded up and many have gone to slaughter.

 

Why would the SRD think to rob wild horses of their land – and their lives?  The usual answer in similar situations has been greed, and once again, the burgeoning needs and wants of ranchers seem to have been given the upper hand.  Even with miles and miles of grassland rolling on farther than the eye can see, the wild Alberta horses, whose birthright would surely include the capacity to remain on those lands, have become the target of greed and corruption amongst ranchers and short-sighted government officials who are paranoid that the horses will somehow impact upon the livestock industry.

 

Only small herds of these iconic, breathtakingly beautiful horses now remain.  If the ranchers and the government have their way, the wild horse herds of Alberta will become extinct.  It is believed that these horses could be descendents of Spanish Mustangs, introduced from Spain during the early conquest of the Americas, but that doesn’t seem to matter to those whose world revolves around profits.

 

The Alberta government needs to hear from citizens everywhere who are opposed to the mindless roundups and killing of these horses.  Please consider contacting the following officials with your concerns:

 

Hon. Frank Oberle

Minister of Sustainable Resource Development
Legislature Office
420 Legislature Building
10800 – 97 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB
Canada T5K 2B6
Phone: (780) 415-4815
Fax: (780) 415-4818
E-mail:   SRD.minister@gov.ab.ca

 

Premier Alison Redford
307- Legislature Bldg
10800-97 Ave
Edmonton, AB
T5K 2B1

Ph.: (780)-427-2251

E-mail contact form: http://alberta.ca/premier_contact.cfm

FROM THE CANADIAN HORSE DEFENSE COALITION

We’d like to thank Mr. Atamanenko for his continued support, Angel Acres, the donors and all those who worked hard by getting the word out on social media and various web sites to make this a reality!

ALBERTA GOVERNMENT DECIMATES WILD HORSE HERDS

It was brought to our attention that the Alberta government’s Sustainable Resource Department (SRD) is systematically removing the wild horses from areas in the Sundre/Olds area of Alberta, many of which have been sent to slaughter http://canadianhorsedefencecoalition.wordpress.com/2012/03/13/alberta-government-decimates-wild-horse-herds/

For a link to the Wild Horse of Alberta Society that is actively trying to raise awareness on their plight, go to the WHOAS web at: http://northernhorse.com/wildhorses/

PETITIONING RE: BILL C-322

Petitioning for Bill C-322 continues to gather strength – we cannot stress the importance of your petitions in the fight to save our horses from slaughter.

On our Do It Now webpage:  you can find English http://www.defendhorsescanada.org/do-it-now.html
http://www.defendhorsescanada.org/petition_oct_2011.pdf and French petitions
http://www.defendhorsescanada.org/appuyez_le_projet_de_loi_c.pdf  as well as instructions and further steps you can take.

You can also save, print and distribute our flyer in English:  http://www.defendhorsescanada.org/flyer_feb_12.pdf  or in French: http://www.defendhorsescanada.org/chdc_french_flyer.pdf
Remember – you only need 25 signatures to form a petition!

Are you attending Can-Am in London, Ontario this weekend?

by canadianhorsedefencecoalition

 

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Bloggers note:  Please take the time to COMMENT on this Blog Post to show your support for BRINDI, comments can then be passed onto Ms. Waterman and to Brindi’s owner. Confidentiality of your contact info will be honored unless permission to release is provided by you.  Please also be sure to sign the petition:  Link is contained below.

EXTREMELY URGENT. PLEASE READ FROM CAROL WATERMAN, MONTREAL, QC. CANADA: Founder and President of Canadian Volunteers for the Protection of Animals (CVPA)

  (copied and pasted with permission)

TIS THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY ??

 

For many animals, it will be the season to be jolly, but sadly for others, it will not be !!

 

I am a dedicated animal activist, Founder and President of Canadian Volunteers for the Protection of Animals (CVPA) and reside on the South Shore of Montreal, Quebec.

 

As you are well aware our Canadian animal laws are extremely antiquated and need to be drastically changed.  I won’t write about our ever-failing MAPAQ (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food) in charge of our Quebec animal laws. That will be another story for the near future.
Many animals have been abandoned, lost or abused.  Many end up in shelters because of the lack of room at non-profit rescues.   Many of those innocent beings, who end up in shelters are killed via methods of euthanasia, or inhumanely killed “en masse” in gas chambers,  or with heart sticks.  It is heartbreaking to know that all these animals have suffered most of their lives and then die a horrific death !!     In the meantime, we non-paid activists, volunteers and  rescues  work on a daily basis, trying to save as many animals as we can.  No matter how difficult this work is & sometimes overwhelming we cannot quit, as we will have failed the animals.  They need us as we are  their voices, their hope and their angels !!
I would like to tell you one true story, and one that is very close to many hearts.  It is about one precious, innocent dog in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Her name is Brindi and she won’t be home for the holidays, as she is being held in a Halifax shelter.  There is not much time left before Brindi could be sentenced to death !!  The trial for Brindi’s owner, “Francesca Rogier” is scheduled for March 2 and March 16, 2012. Trial dates were initially set for November 2011, but had to be postponed due to an unfortunate injury to Francesca’s hand.   I know Francesca personally and she is a wonderful, responsible person and loves her dog very much.

 

I am reaching out to all you good-hearted people to help save Brindi.  It would be a miracle if a pro-bono lawyer would open up his/her heart and help Ms Rogier. Francesca does not have legal counsel and has to defend herself & Brindi, against the City of Halifax.  Please send polite letters to the persons mentioned below. Halifax’s provincial law empowers both Minister of Justice “Ross Landry”  and Minister of Municipal Affairs “The Honourable John MacDonnell” to intercede in a case being prosecuted by the Halifax Regional Municipality, and drop charges or stay the proceedings or stop them from going beyond the charges to ask for an order to sentence Brindi to death.    

Please write and/or call them to say this. Use the bullet points below for other arguments that you may wish to make.

Nova Scotia Department of Justice

Minister of Justice Ross Landry:

Hon. Ross Landry justmin@gov.ns.ca

5151 Terminal Road, P.O. Box 7

Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2L6

Phone: (902) 424-4030
Minister of Municipal Affairs:

Hon. John MacDonnell

snsmrmin@gov.ns.ca

Phone: (902) 424-5550
Fax: (902) 424-0581
Toll Free: 1-800-670-4357

Below are the events that have transpired since 2008.

Since August 2008, thousands of people worldwide, including myself, have been trying to save Brindi. We have a petition on line and to date has gathered 7,492 signatures.  http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/free-brindi-this-dog-must-not-be-euthanized/.  Please circulate the petition and this message to everyone you know and post to your sites.

In this case, Halifax is seeking a court order to kill Brindi as an additional penalty. This is a repeat of the first trial in 2009-2010, in which her owner was charged for three by-law violations and but not until six months after the event, and immediately after the city lost its case in supreme court, but refused to return Brindi.  Brindi’s health has suffered from three years of confinement, and her owner has lost a considerable amount of money, her life put on hold.  

* Halifax decided in 2008 to muzzle, then seize and destroy Brindi, fully aware that she had never attacked a person and had not injured dogs at all, except for one minor injury that was treated with first aid. Ms Rogier spent thousands of dollars on legal fees to save Brindi and her beautiful, gentle dog was finally released in/around July 2010 after spending 2 long years in a shelter.

* Brindi was evaluated by several trainers and behaviorists at the request of her owner. None of these deemed Brindi dangerous. They regard her as territorial, and suggested more training.

* Brindi’s owner, Francesca Rogier, observed all court-imposed conditions for Brindi’s return.

* The conditions are: following a muzzle order, building and maintaining a dog run, and doing further training.

* The conditions were identical to the conditions she originally offered to the city in 2008, but were met with no response from the city.

* The incident leading to Brindi’s second seizure in September 2010 and a third year behind bars was an accidental event. Freak accidents do happen! People should not be punished for them by the destruction of a beloved family member.  She remains incarcerated to this date.

* Moreover, the incident was no more serious than previous incidents. Like those, it occurred on or near her property – i.e. at most, a few feet from the boundary.

* Brindi simply needed more time to readjust to her surroundings, after being locked up for two years without contact with other dogs.

* Francesca worked with trainer Susan Jordan. She did more training that was required and continued after Brindi was released and not because a court ordered it, but because she wanted Brindi to be as perfect as possible.

DOG LAW MUST BE ENFORCED USING REASON AND DISCRETION

* Cities have a role to insure public safety, but within reason: they must also treat dogs and owners fairly.

* By-law infractions are minor offenses that are meant to be fined.

* Killing a dog is not a fair or moral penalty for any by-law infraction.

* If a city seeks to kill a dog it says is dangerous, it must present proper grounds. It must have proof that it has attacked with the intent to kill or do serious harm.

* Dogs that fight dogs are not necessarily a threat to public safety. Dogs are not part of the public. If they were, they would have rights!

* Dogs typically fight dogs as a way to establish dominance. It is no indication they will attack humans. And dogs can be trained out of this behavior.

* Fatalities due to dog attacks rank very low on the list of causes of accidental death and injury. They are not even among the top fifty.

UNFAIR TREATMENT OF DOGS AND OWNERS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE

* Cities should be held to a consistent standard that is in keeping with their usual enforcement of the by-law.

* Halifax decided in 2008 to muzzle, then seize and destroy Brindi, fully aware that she had never attacked a person and had not injured dogs at all, except for one minor injury that was treated with first aid.

* Halifax’s decision to kill Brindi was thus way out of line with its customary enforcement. Its decision to seize Brindi once again is not only cruel and unusual punishment itself, but also in stark contrast with its handling of a recent case of a pit bull that attacked a woman in the throat and face.  

* The city has never had Brindi’s behavior evaluated professionally. It will not be bringing an expert witness to the trial. An animal control officer will testify, but she is not qualified in dog training and behavior.

* Clearly Halifax is not pursuing this case in the interest of public safety.

BOTTOM LINE: BRINDI IS NOT A KILLER AND MUST NOT BE KILLED !!

 

As well, please write to the lawyer for HRM Animal Services, Ms. Katherine Salsman – salsmak@halifax.ca.  DO NOT SEND the above points to the lawyer.  HRM refuses to let Brindi return home, regardless of her ill health.  Since spending three long years in a shelter, Brindi has now developed two chronic conditions –  pancreatitis and dental disease, and  both are directly related to care/lack of care at the shelter. In addition to medical concerns there is the matter of the cost of the tests, which run over $200, in addition to the cost of the visits to the veterinary clinic, which Ms Rogier has been covering since September 2010. This is the second time in a year special tests have been necessitated by Brindi’s condition. In the opinion of Francesca’s vet, they have much to do with her care at the shelter.  These costs are an extra burden for Francesca.  In truth, they are rightly the responsibility of HRM, which I doubt that they will reimburse.

 

Anyone interested in helping should let HRM know that the world is watching and everyone is welcome to contact Ms Salsman directly. This city has not made one move to cooperate, negotiate, be reasonable or compassionate, since the day they took Brindi in July 2008. The very act of taking her followed the highly unreasonable action of muzzling her, which it did with the sole intent of seizing and killing her at the very next opportunity, despite the fact that she had not done anything to deserve it, and regardless of whether she would later hurt anybody or anything. In fact she had not !!  It is not an issue that Halifax wants to “save face” –  Halifax  does not care !!

 

If you write any letters, please send me a copy so that I may send to Ms Rogier.  Thank you for your valuable time, patience & understanding.

 Bloggers note:  Please leave your comments: if you have written a letter on Brindi’s behalf and wish to send to Ms. Waterman, I will then provide you with her personal email address so that you can forward your letter of support personally to her.

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to Everyone !!   Wishing you Peace and Health for the New Year !!

 

Carol Waterman

President and Founder

Canadian Volunteers for the Protection of Animals (CVPA)

 

What must be going through Brindi’s mind when she sees animal control officers show up at her door again, to take her away again, to be put in a cage again? The picture shown below says it all! This split photo is one of Brindi in July 2010, happy and energetic, socializing with those who love her. The second photo was taken directly after they seized her on September 27, 2010. The utter look of defeat in her eyes and the sadness. This is cruel and unnecessary punishment! We have to do everything we can to help save Brindi’s life!

 

For more information, please see Brindi’s Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/287807274888/

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ACTION ALERT: Support Legislation to Criminalize Crush Videos in the Philippines! PLEASE SIGN !

http://www.care2.com/news/member/525884267/2981682

Reps. Irwin Tieng and Mariano Michael Velarde are proposing a bill that would criminalize the production, sale, and distribution of animal “crush” videos and other filmed acts of cruelty to animals in the Philippines.

ACTION ALERT: End Bear Hunting in Great Bear Rainforest! PLEASE SIGN !

http://www.care2.com/news/member/525884267/2981675

British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest is one of the greatest tracts of intact temperate rainforest left on Earth. It is home to thousands of species of plants, birds, and animals including black bears, grizzlies, and Spirit bears.

Petition Seeks Investigation Into State’s Slaying of Nine Deer at N.C. Animal Refuge- PLEASE SIGN PETITION!

When is an animal sanctuary not an animal sanctuary? When state wildlife officials raid it and begin shooting its fenced-in denizens with ?

ACTION ALERT: Thank USDA for Ending Puppy Mill Imports! PLEASE SIGN !

Help us stop the import of puppy mill puppies! The USDA issued a proposed rule to implement the 2008 amendments to the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). These amendments banned the import of puppies from …

ACTION ALERT: Intermix: Please Go Fur Free!

Intermix has every type of slaughtered and skinned animal for sale: Fox fur, rabbit fur, raccoon fur, and even coyote fur.

ACTION ALERT: Mayor of Saint Petersburg Florida: Police Officers Attend a Comprehensive Animal-Handling Training Session !

When a police officer’s first line of defense in restraining an animal is to reach for a weapon, it is sending the wrong message to the community that they swore to uphold and protect.

ACTION ALERT: Justice for Bucky ! PLEASE SIGN !

The dog did nothing wrong. Excessive force was used when the officer shot the dog 5 times, in front of the owner’s children, for jumping around and barking. Animal control was there, and the officer did NOT need to do these actions!

ACTION ALERT: Every Homeless Pet Deserves a Chance! PLEASE SIGN !

As he gingerly walked across the room, Elijah struggled to maintain his dignity, but his feet hurt so much he winced with every step. His toenails had grown so long they were curled and digging into his pads.

ACTION ALERT: Tell the Obama Administration to Stop Shell! PLEASE SIGN !

The Obama Administration has given Shell a tentative go-ahead to drill next summer off the sensitive coastline of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, where an oil spill could be catastrophic to polar bears and other….

ACTION ALERT; Gas Chambers and Heartstick Animal Shelters Should End Right Away!! PLEASE SIGN!

Gas Chambers are when shelters gas an animal to death. Its a very slow and painful death! No way to treat an animal!

ACTION ALERT: Florida Petition: Pass SB 0488 Low Cost Spay/Neuter Bill ! PLEASE SIGN !

To save tax payers’ monies, please support, co-sponsor, and help pass Florida SB 0488. It will cost the State nothing and is humane

ACTION ALERT: Tell Topsfield Fair to Stop Exploiting Exotic Animals! PLEASE SIGN !

Bengal tigers at the local county fair? The answer is yes. In Topsfield, MA, at this year’s famed annual Topsfield Fair, beside countless booths of crafts and lifestock exhibits, was an enclosure containing several …

ACTION ALERT: Support Australia’s Crackdown on Animal Cruelty! PLEASE SIGN !

Australia is gearing up to enforce harsher animal cruelty laws. According to the Observer: “Convicted offenders will be automatically banned from owning animals of the same type for a minimum of two years.

 

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http://www.avaaz.org/en/canadas_deadly_oil/?rc=fb&pv=10

Days left to Stop Canada’s Deadly Oil

Excerpt:

“Canada mines deadly oil that creates toxic sludge lakes and destroys forests in Alberta — and Harper needs Obama’s help to sell it.”

 

 

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Obama: Impose Sanctions to Stop Icelandic Whaling

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/566/796/577/

Take the Pledge to Fight Animal Cruelty

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/965/458/665/

No More Lab Monkeys on Air Canada!

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/645/813/037/

Pledge Not to Shop at Pet Stores That Sell Puppies

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/510/598/614/

 

Help Ensure All Animals at Guzoo Find a Safe Home

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/980/569/353/

 

Stop Mass Killing of Romanian Dogs

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/2/stop-mass-killing-of-romanian-dogs/

 

Kiwi’s Help Save Japan’s Dolphins !

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/kiwi39s-help-save-japan39s-dolphins/

End the Torture of Chimpanzees in Laboratories

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/2/end-the-torture-of-chimpanzees-in-laboratories/

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