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BP = Believe Publicity?

Photo: Lisa Kelly

Photo: Lisa Kelly

Photo: Ocean Conservancy

Photo: Ocean Conservancy

When the first pictures were published showing how the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico had affected not only everybody living in this part of the world, but also flora, fauna and the water many of us were in shock. This major catastrophe has moved from front page news to the back of the papers, and in most cases also to the back of the minds.

“It’s been four years since the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, the largest in U.S. history, claimed 11 lives and gushed oil into the Gulf of Mexico for 87 days.

After the disaster, BP spent hundreds of millions of dollars on a PR blitz promising it would take responsibility.

But now that BP thinks everyone’s forgotten, it’s in court trying to backpedal its way out of paying billions in damages leaving behind the dolphins, turtles, wildlife and people who call the Gulf home.

BP is even publicly shaming Gulf residents, running full-page ads accusing them of fraud while refusing to pay billions in claims.”

Please read more and sign the petition

https://secure.oceanconservancy.org/site/Advocacy;jsessionid=D7BDD3739AE03F29B2EE089AF966CB4B.app260b?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=770

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Good News that Needs Some More Help

Photo: PeTA

Photo: PeTA

Pigeons more often than not have no lobby. But through an organized campaign they got lucky – and help from the police. Now this first victory needs some more legal standing – and support.

“Following PETA’s groundbreaking exposé of Taiwan’s pigeon-racing industry, which revealed widespread gambling and bird deaths, police raided the largest pigeon-racing club in Taiwan, took club officials to the station for questioning, confiscated tens of thousands of dollars, and froze nearly $4 million in apparently illegal gambling proceeds in the club’s bank account. The hundreds of thousands of bird deaths per racing season are still being investigated by authorities for violations of Taiwan’s cruelty-to-animals laws.”

https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy;jsessionid=6E89E357657104BD64D951EDB5200C3F.app304a?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=5467&utm_campaign=Pigeon%20Investigation%20Update&utm_source=PETA%20%20E-Mail&utm_medium=Alert

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When Cheating Is Deadly

Photo: Center for Biological Diversity

Photo: Center for Biological Diversity

There are people who argue that hunting belongs to the oldest traditions of mankind. This reasoning makes these people believe that it still is correct to kill animals through hunting them down. Arguing back that we also do not want to go back to living in caves might not help here.

In any case: hunting animals who are trapped, bated, tethered, or in any form incapacitated equals torture and murder.

“The state of Alaska is allowing inhumane, unsportsmanlike and scientifically unsound hunting of wolves and bears — and we need your help to stop it.

The controversial practices include baiting brown and black bears into easy shooting range using greasy meat, donuts and dog food; killing bears in their winter dens; and “harvesting” wolf pups and bear cubs.

If not for permanent protective measures now proposed by the National Park Service, even wildlife in our national preserves could be victims of these extreme, cruel practices, allowed elsewhere in the state by Alaska’s Board of Game.”

Please read more here and sign the petition

http://action.biologicaldiversity.org/o/2167/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=16641

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Good News: Seventh Generation Got the Message

Photo: AAVS

Photo: AAVS

It is clear that through social media, petitions, e-mails and other forms of communication companies feel the pressure of the consumers and are able to react fast. So adding your voice to a petition, writing an e-mail or picking up the phone makes a difference – for many animals in this case.

“After receiving tens of thousands of calls and e-mails and after 85,000 angry consumers signed our petition, Seventh Generation now understands the importance of animal-protection issues to consumers, and it has cleaned up its act! The company reversed course and signed on to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine’s letter to Congress acknowledging that animal tests are “slow, unreliable, and expensive” and calling for non-animal methods and strategies to be used first and foremost, and it has committed to advocating for this principle in all of its lobbying efforts.”

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Sheep Like to Keep Their Wool

Usually, we get to see these pictures of fluffy whit sheep roaming happily over green meadows. But there is nothing happy going on when sheep are sheared. It is time to get this picture out of the heads and reflect on what is done to other beings for human comfort.

“J.Crew and Ralph Lauren saw this video and did nothing:

http://investigations.peta.org/australia-us-wool/?utm_campaign=Wool%20Investigation&utm_source=PETA%20E-Mail&utm_medium=Alert

wool investigation video

Please sign the petition

http://investigations.peta.org/australia-us-wool/?utm_campaign=Wool%20Investigation&utm_source=PETA%20E-Mail&utm_medium=Alert

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A Bit of Shark is in Every Fish

Photo: Shark Facts

Photo: Shark Facts

Sharks have a hard time getting a good lobby. People keep thinking of these animals as man-eating vicious creatures, out there to get you. But it is not the human who needs to be afraid of the shark, but the other way around. Even though sharks have extraordinary senses to survive in their natural habitat, humans have reduced the shark population by the millions.

“Fishermen in Indonesia catch an average of 109,000 metric tons of shark per year, more than any other country in the world. While catching tuna, fishermen routinely snare endangered sharks, such as the hammerhead. Yet the Indonesian government agreed to protect sharks over a decade ago.

In 1999, Indonesia signed the United Nations’ International Plan for Action to conserve sharks. Despite this commitment, fishermen continue to profit from valuable shark fins and meat. The lack of management regulations for most shark species is a huge problem – there are no catch quotas and no fishing bans.”

 

Please sign the petition

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/345/773/814/?z00m=22229631

You can learn more about sharks here

http://www.sharks-world.com

http://www.defenders.org/sharks/basic-facts

http://sharkfacts.org

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App Against Animal Abuse

Photo: ALDF

Photo: ALDF

Technology is advancing fast. Here is an example where it can be put to good use:

Report Cruelty from your Mobile PhoneEvery day, animal neglect goes ignored and unreported — but you don’t have to let it! Our new LiveSafe app allows you to submit a detailed report of suspected cruelty or neglect and will automatically route your photo, video, or text-based report to the authorities. Watch the video to find out more, and to install the app!

 

Tell your friends and family about ALDF’s LiveSafe app by sharing our announcement on Facebook. You can also retweet this message to tell your followersabout ALDF’s LiveSafe app!

Help the Animal Legal Defense Fund win the case against cruelty. Download LiveSafe today.”

Here you can learn more about the app

http://aldf.org/resources/when-you-witness-animal-cruelty/aldf-livesafe-mobile-app-to-report-animal-cruelty/

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