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Gala for Mercy for Animals

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If you should be in the Los Angeles area on September 12th, 2014, you could spend a phantastic evening with some wonderful animal lovers in honor of Mercy for Animals:

“Celebrate animals and their heroic advocates at Mercy For Animals’ 15th Anniversary Gala. Held at The London West Hollywood on Friday September 12, 2014, this black-tie event commemorates Mercy For Animals’ 15 years of groundbreaking work saving lives and winning major victories for farmed animals. Enjoy a celebrity-studded awards show, delicious vegan dinner, silent auction, and more.”

You can read more about this event at
http://www.mfagala.com

You can learn more about Mercy for Animals at
http://www.mercyforanimals.org

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Conference Take Action for Animals

You can still attend! It’s one of the best places to meet likeminded people.

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For those of you in the Washington, DC, area or those able to get there by June 27th, 2014, you can still join the Take Action for Animals conference.
Date: June 27th – June 30th, 2014

It is one of the most informative conferences on all animal welfare and animal rights topics in the US and a great place to meet and connect with like-minded people.

To find out more about this conference and to register please go to
https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/?eventid=1297443&utm_source=HA061614&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=tafa14

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Conference Take Action for Animals

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For those of you in the Washington, DC, area or those able to get there by June 27th, 2014, you can still join the Take Action for Animals conference.
Date: June 27th – June 30th, 2014

It is one of the most informative conferences on all animal welfare and animal rights topics in the US and a great place to meet and connect with like-minded people.

To find out more about this conference and to register please go to
https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/?eventid=1297443&utm_source=HA061614&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=tafa14

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Petition: Is Killing Animals Part of Yoga?

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A very strange “business promotion” has sprung up in New Hampshire:

Contrary to yoga’s central tenet of ahimsa (“do no harm”), the Be Well Studios yoga center in North Conway, New Hampshire, is offering a chicken-killing workshop at 10 a.m. this Saturday, June 28, at Mountain Flower Farm, which is operated by The Local Grocer. Please join us in urging the owners of Be Well Studios and The Local Grocer to cancel the event and to pledge never to teach violence to yoga students.

Chickens feel pain and fear just as the animals who share our homes do, and they deserve just as much consideration. These intelligent birds form strong family units, and mother hens even cluck to their unborn chicks in their eggs. Slitting a chicken’s throat causes him or her to experience pain and terror while slowly bleeding to death.

These chickens need your help! Please join PETA today in politely urging Be Well Studios to cancel the chicken-killing workshop and to pledge never to host a violent lesson again.”

You can sign the petition here
https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=5502&autologin=true&utm_campaign=Yoga%20Chicken%20Kill&utm_source=PETA%20E-Mail&utm_medium=Alert

You can learn more about chickens here
http://www.upc-online.org/thinking/140130_the_startling_intelligence_of_the_common_chicken.html
http://freefromharm.org/farm-animal-intelligence/not-surprisingly-more-science-elevating-chicken-intelligence/

You can learn more about PeTA here
http://www.peta.org

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Red Wolves Adopted into the Wild

red wolf. Photo: USFWS

red wolf. Photo: USFWS


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For ages, wolves have been hunted and killed by humans. They have been vilified immensely, coming close to extinction in the recent past. Some animal welfare organizations are trying to save wolves from this fate:

“Two small red wolf pups just joined their new foster family in the wild. The young wolves are crucial additions to an endangered species that is slowly recovering from the brink of extinction.
The biggest danger for these endangered red wolf pups and their foster families is being killed by poachers who are hunting them down.
Through a red wolf recovery program in eastern North Carolina, a few pups born in captivity every year are placed in dens to be fostered by wild parents. And the program has worked wonderfully! The pups are usually embraced by their new parents, learn to survive in their natural habitat and eventually go off to have their own families.
Right now, only about 100 red wolves exist in the wild—so the survival of the two young pups is crucial.
But these endangered red wolf pups may never have a chance to grow up and reproduce in the wild if they are killed by poachers who are breaking the law.”

Please read more about this program at
http://blog.nwf.org/2014/03/red-wolves-an-endangered-species-in-peril/?s_subsrc=Web_Small__Home_EndangeredRedWolves

You can learn more about red wolves at
http://www.endangeredwolfcenter.org/educational-resources/red-wolf/

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The Buzz about Bees

life with bees. Photo: Huffington Post

life with bees. Photo: Huffington Post


life without bees. Photo:  Huffington Post

life without bees. Photo: Huffington Post


The news about bees disappearing has spread. But how the existence of bees is connected to produce, not only honey, has been shown by Whole Foods Market in an exceptionally eye-opening way:

The Huffington Post writes:

“Hoping to pick up some chocolate, apples, lemons or watermelon during your next outing to the supermarket? What about an iced coffee with a splash of cream? Bees, beetles, butterflies and their pollinating brethren are essential in the production of nearly 75 percent of our crops, and without them, you could count out all those foods — and many, many others.

Pollinators are dying off in record numbers, and scientists are still struggling to figure out what’s causing the problem (pesticides? food availability? mites?). Today, a quarter of Europe’s bumblebees face extinction, and the beautiful and beloved migration of the Monarch butterfly — another pollinator — is in danger of disappearing.

Last year, Whole Foods Market removed all of the fruits and vegetables dependent on pollinators from its produce section to create a striking visual of what our supermarkets would look like without these important creatures as part of its Share The Buzz campaign. The store ditched a shocking 237 items, or 52 percent of the normal product mix. This year, the grocery chain has extended the pollinator’s reach to the dairy counter, where milk, yogurt, butter and cheese could disappear.”

You can read more at
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/17/store-without-bees_n_5500380.html

You can learn more about bees at
http://www.beesfree.biz/The%20Buzz/Why-Bees-Are-Disappearing

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Petition: No Dolphins and Whales as People Attraction in Vancouver

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More and more aquariums, zoos and circuses are learning that the public no longer wants to see damaged, unhappy, suffering animal souls.
The Vancouver Aquarium is no exception.

“In exciting news for cetaceans in Canada, the Vancouver Park Board is considering a ban on marine mammal displays at Vancouver Aquarium. This decision would be a 180-degree turnaround from the board’s former mission of actually expanding the number of whale tanks at the aquarium and would place Vancouver’s aquarium on par with Toronto’s, which does not display any large marine mammals. You can read more about the Vancouver Park Board’s change of heart here.

We need you to contact the members of the Vancouver Park Board and ask them to follow the lead of Toronto’s aquarium and reject the continued display of whales and dolphins at Vancouver Aquarium. By taking action, you will be playing a huge part in ensuring a better life for marine mammals who are denied everything that is natural and important to them in captivity.

Please sign the petition
https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy;jsessionid=6D726093D17A8077816E070683D0EDE0.app321b?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=5491&autologin=true&utm_campaign=062014&utm_source=PETA%20E-Mail&utm_medium=E-News

You can learn more about dolphins in captiity
http://www.dolphins-world.com/dolphins-in-captivity/

You can learn more about wahles in captivity
http://us.whales.org/issues/fate-of-captive-orcas-in-2014

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