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Exercising for the Seals

Photo: Marine Mammal Center

Photo: Marine Mammal Center

A fun event for all who like to support a good cause and be active at the same time will take place on August 16th, 2014:

“Countdown to the Starting Line!

The Marine Mammal Center’s 30th Anniversary Run for the Seals is just around the corner now, on Saturday, August 16, 2014! We hope to see you at the starting line!”

If you are in the San Francisco area that weekend join in on the fun.

Please read more and sign up here:

http://tmmc.marinemammalcenter.org/site/TR/Events/RunfortheSeals?fr_id=1080&pg=entry

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Pit Bulls – The American Dog

Photo: Michael Friberg

Photo: Michael Friberg

 

Please read this fabulous article on the dog who definitely needs some better marketing

http://www.esquire.com/features/american-dog-0814

 

Thank you for supporting animal awareness!

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Gute Nachricht: Ein Ende des Schnabelkürzens rückt näher

Foto: Albert Schweitzer Stiftung für unsere Mitwelt

Foto: Albert Schweitzer Stiftung für unsere Mitwelt

Der konstante Einsatz der Albert Schweitzer Stiftung für unsere Mitwelt gegen das äußerst schmerzhafte Verstümmeln von Hennen trägt langsam Früchte:

Nachdem Niedersachsens Landwirtschaftsminister Meyer das Schnabelkürzen per Erlass zum 31.12.2016 verboten hat, steht durch einen Beschluss von KAT jetzt fest, dass dieses Verbot für alle Betriebe gelten wird, die Eier an deutsche Supermarktketten verkaufen. Betroffen sind 65 Mio. Hennen. Dies ist ein großer Erfolg für die Kampagne der Albert Schweitzer Stiftung für unsere Mitwelt. Die Stiftung rechnet mit Mehrkosten von mindestens 4 Cent pro Ei.

Die Haltungsbedingungen für Legehennen sind bislang so schlecht, dass die Hennen Verhaltensstörungen entwickeln und sich gegenseitig verletzen und töten würden, wenn man ihnen nicht als Küken die Schnabelspitzen entfernen würde.”

 

Mehr zu dieser erfreulichen Nachricht können Sie hier nachlesen:

http://albert-schweitzer-stiftung.de/aktuell/schnabelkuerzen-legehennen-abgeschafft

Vielen Dank für Ihr Mitgefühl für Tiere!

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The Backyard Tiger

 

Photo: PeTA

Photo: PeTA

PeTA´s photo of Tony  the Tiger

PeTA´s photo of Tony the Tiger

 

Cute cuddly little tigers are an easy way to attract people. But who asks what happens to these animals once they are no longer little but grown, weighing easily 400 – 500 pounds?

“Did you know there are around 5,000 captive tigers in the United States right now?

This is what I learned when I began conducting research on America’s tiger population seven years ago. What’s more astounding is that nearly 95% of these tigers are owned by individuals, not zoos.

Of those people who privately own a tiger here in the US, most aren’t trained to care for animals in general, let alone tigers. And, unbelievable as it sounds, there is no complete record of captive tigers in America.

The exact number of tigers living in captivity outside of zoos and accredited institutions in the US isn’t clear—some say it could be double what we estimated. What we do know is that it’ssignificantly more than the number of wild tigers in Asia.”

Please sign the petition

https://support.worldwildlife.org/site/Advocacy;jsessionid=A604FDC5500174FFEB1563A1BBA9D6A9.app244a?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=797&autologin=true&link=btn&utm_campaign=species&utm_medium=email&utm_source=advocacy-alert&utm_content=140729

Thank you for spreading the word on animal awareness!

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Factory Farming = Torture

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Foto: Albert Schweitzer Stiftung für unsere Mitwelt

Foto: Albert Schweitzer Stiftung für unsere Mitwelt

pig tortured to death. Photo: PeTA

pig tortured to death. Photo: PeTA

Reverend Al Sharpton, Wayne Pacelle and Cody Carlson discuss the undercover investigation about the Ag-Gag Law and factory farming.

 

You can watch the video here

http://www.msnbc.com/politicsnation/watch/secret-investigation-into-food-youre-eating-311877187797

Thank you for spreading the word on inhumane treatment of live animals.

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Working Animals, the Neglected

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Working animals are among the most neglected in the world. PeTA is hosting a town hall meeting you can easily join:

Donor town hall meeting with Ingrid Newkirk and Poorva Joshipura at today, July 29th, 2014 at  7 p.m. EDT/4 p.m. PDT.

PETA US President Ingrid E. Newkirk and Poorva Joshipura will host an exclusive town hall meeting to discuss Animal Rahat, a unique program supported by PETA US and PETA India that helps some of the most neglected animals in the world—the bullocks, donkeys, and other working animals in India.

Visit PETA.org/JulyTownHall, and after registering, you’ll be able to listen to Ingrid’s and Poorva´s presentations and ask questions about Animal Rahat directly through your computer.”

Please check it out here

http://cast.teletownhall.us/web_client/?id=PETA

Thank you for spreading the word on animal awareness!

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Blind Cuteness

Solar, the seal. Photo: Adam Ratner, the Marine Mammal Center

Solar, the seal. Photo: Adam Ratner, the Marine Mammal Center

With their big eyes seals seem to be looking straight into the hearts of onlookers. That some of these animals are blind is something most people never thought about. The Marine Mammal Center in San Francisco has been successful in giving some of these seals their vision back thanks to cataract operations.

“When Solar the northern elephant seal arrived in our care, he appeared to be just another young, malnourished animal. But when our veterinary experts took a closer look, they realized he was blind in both eyes due to cataracts that may have been congenital, meaning he was born with them.

If this story sounds familiar, that’s because it is. Just a year ago, you may remember we rescued and treated another young, blind elephant seal: Cappy. After successful cataract surgery, Cappy was able to return to the wild. He’s since been spotted several times and seems to be thriving. Using what we learned from Cappy’s case, our veterinary team is working hard to ensure a similar future for Solar.

Blindness in seals and sea lions is not as uncommon as you might think, and over the last few months, we’ve rescued a number of animals that are blind in one or both eyes.”

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