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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

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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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Only the Monkey Should Decide What to Play

Photo: iStock.com/micha klootwijk

Photo: iStock.com/micha klootwijk

Students always have been ready for some fun. But torturing nonhuman beings should  get them expelled.

Whistleblower Reveals Abuse at Ivy League University

PETA has received evidence that staff at a Princeton University laboratory recently placed at least one marmoset in a plastic exercise ball designed for ferrets and rolled the ball through the corridors to torment the terrified monkey for their own amusement. This laboratory has received more than $2.3 million in taxpayer money from the National Institutes of Health since 2007. Please tell Princeton to release these monkeys to an accredited sanctuary.”

 

Please sign the petition here:

https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=5543

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Petition Update: Help the Mustangs

Roundups started yesterday in Utah. Terrified animals try to flee. Then the animals are hauled off to inhumane places.

“More roundups are slated to begin starting with the Utah roundup on Monday July 28th. Later in August, the Checkerboard roundup in Wyoming will take more than a thousand wild horses off their native land. But where will the feds put them? The holding pens with no shelter are full. So where will they go?

Legally, according to the Burns Amendment of the 1971 Free Roaming Wild Horse and Burro Act, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) could kill them or sell them to slaughter for human consumption abroad. We can’t let that ever happen again.

In an effort to spread awareness for adoption, 17-year-old Irma Novak has designed the “I Love Ponies . . . Discover Mustangs” T-Shirt because many captive mustangs in the pens will only grow to be pony height and they deserve to find a home with someone who will love them.

The link to the T-Shirts is here: https://www.booster.com/loveponies They come in kids to adult sizes and are only $20 each. All the money raised will go to feed the 5 wild horses in the Outreach Program. If you don’t want a T-Shirt but want to make a donation you can send one via www.PayPal.com to Contact@ProtectMustangs.orgor by mail to Protect Mustangs, P.O. Box 5661, Berkeley, Ca. 94705. We are 100% volunteer national nonprofit based in California where hay prices are skyrocketing due to the drought.

Let’s hope that someday soon the BLM will listen to our proposals for shade, solar and shelter in the captive pens. As you know, donors and corporations have offered to pay for the humane improvements but the BLM refuses to accept the gifts. . . Instead, America’s captive wild horses suffer in triple digit heat waves in the high desert.”

 

Please read more here

https://www.change.org/p/bring-emergency-shelter-and-shade-to-captive-wild-horses-and-burros/u/7664310?tk=bLX2Vyh3y4-72miDaTccS2dJdZ3EUlra4s15bwCIuBY&utm_source=petition_update&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=petition_update_email

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Kühe haben Hörner!

Go Vegan

Jede Kuh, auch weibliche Kühe, bekommt im Laufe des “Erwachsenwerdens” Hörner. Auch auf Milchpackungen sind, so eine Kuh abgebildet, Hörner zu sehen. Die Realität sieht jedoch anders aus. Sobald der erste Ansatz des Horns erkennbar ist wird dieses,wenn überhaupt mit örtlicher Betäubung, zunächst abgesägt und dann mit einem glühendem Eisen verödet. Auf einigen Enthornungsbildern sieht man das Blut aus den abgesägten Hörner spritzen. Auch besteht die Gefahr der Infektion durch Bakterien und vor allem durch die große Anzahl an Fliegen in Ställen.

Warum dies getan wird? Damit man die Kühe enger zusammendrängen kann und sie sich so nicht verletzten… 90% der Schweizer Kühe sind enthornt, bei den restlichen 10% gibt es kaum Auffälligkeiten. Sie leben mit Horn!

In der Massentierzucht ist es üblich unliebsame Körperteile zu entferne. So werden Hühnern die Schnäbel ohne Betäubung mit einer brennenden Klinge gestutzt. Schweinen werden die Schwänze abgeschnitten und die männlichen Ferkel ohne Betäubung

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Immer noch heiß auf Kuhmilch?

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Je mehr wir über das (kurze) Leben von Milchkühen erfahren. um so grausamer erscheint es. Vieles ist dem unbedarften Kuhmilchgenießer bestimmt immer noch unbekannt. Um so wichtiger ist es, mehr über die Praktiken in der Kuhmilchindustrie zu lernen:

“Das drei Wochen alte Kalb, nennen wir es Alma, wird gezwungen, still zu halten, als das 600 Grad heiße Brenneisen an die Wurzel des Horns gelegt wird. Binnen einiger Sekunden werden die umliegenden Nervenzellen schmerzhaft ausgebrannt und die Hornknospe entfernt, um das Hornwachstum zu verhindern. All dies erfolgt ohne Betäubung. Zurück bleibt eine knochentiefe ringförmige Narbe, die oft wochenlang nicht verheilt und das traumatisierte Tier große Schmerzen erleiden lässt.

Alma wird eines Tages zu den 4,3 Mio. Milchkühen in Deutschland gehören, deren Milch wir tagtäglich trinken. Bei den meisten von ihnen wurden die Hornansätze innerhalb der ersten sechs Lebenswochen mit einem Brennstab ausgebrannt. Eine Betäubung ist hierfür gesetzlich nicht vorgeschrieben.

Die Enthornung ist nur ein Beispiel der Anpassung der Milchkühe an ein Haltungssystem, das vorwiegend wirtschaftlichen Faktoren unterliegt und die Gesundheit und Lebensdauer der Tiere in den Hintergrund rückt.”

 

Mehr dazu können Sie hier nachlesen:

http://totallyvegan.wordpress.com/2010/09/16/kuhe-haben-horner/

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Animal Event: Rallye in Washington, DC July 29th, 2014

Please join the rallye if you have time, thanks!

Alexandra´s Animal Awareness Blog

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If you can be in the Washington, DC area this coming Tuesday, July 29th, 2014, please consider joining the rallye in Washington, DC:

“On Tuesday, July 29th, you can join hundreds of advocates like you at a the rally that kicks off a two-day public hearing with the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C. to show the overwhelming support for climate action that is critical to wildlife.

RSVP today to join in!

Here are some more details:

Who: You, National Wildlife Federation, and hundreds of advocates like you
What: Climate rally and EPA public hearing on carbon limits for power plants
Rally: Tuesday the 29th at 10:30 a.m. outside the EPA headquarters
Hearing: Tuesday, July 29th and Wednesday, July 30th from 9:00 a.m. 8:00 p.m. at the William Jefferson Clinton East Building, Room 1153, 1201 Constitution Avenue, NW. Washington, DC
Buses: A bus will be traveling from Richmond, VA…

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Animal Event: Rallye in Washington, DC July 29th, 2014

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If you can be in the Washington, DC area this coming Tuesday, July 29th, 2014, please consider joining the rallye in Washington, DC:

“On Tuesday, July 29th, you can join hundreds of advocates like you at a the rally that kicks off a two-day public hearing with the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C. to show the overwhelming support for climate action that is critical to wildlife.

RSVP today to join in!

Here are some more details:

Who: You, National Wildlife Federation, and hundreds of advocates like you
What: Climate rally and EPA public hearing on carbon limits for power plants
Rally: Tuesday the 29th at 10:30 a.m. outside the EPA headquarters
Hearing: Tuesday, July 29th and Wednesday, July 30th from 9:00 a.m. 8:00 p.m. at the William Jefferson Clinton East Building, Room 1153, 1201 Constitution Avenue, NW. Washington, DC
Buses: A bus will be traveling from Richmond, VA to the hearing—let us know if you want to hop on!
Questions? Email Sam Lockhart, lockharts@nwf.org

 

You can read more at

http://online.nwf.org/site/Survey?ACTION_REQUIRED=URI_ACTION_USER_REQUESTS&SURVEY_ID=32961&s_email_id=20140723_ACT_ENG_EPACarbonHearing_InviteREMINDER_DC%7CMTMemAct

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