animal welfare, horse, HSUS, Pferd, slaughter, The Humane Society of the United States, Tierschutz, working animals

What´s for Dinner? Horse?

photo: HSUS

photo: HSUS

Is it worse to slaughter a horse than a pig or a cow? No, but awareness comes in all different forms, sizes, colors, and issues. If people start thinking about whether or not they want to have horses slaughtered, they hopefully will come up saying no. And this eventually could lead to less deaths of other animals. Stopping horse slaughter is definitely a great step in the right direction.

“Each year, more than 100,000 American horses are horrifically slaughtered for human consumption. Thankfully, just this week, bipartisan legislation known as The Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act was reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. This vital legislation would end the slaughter of American horses and stop the export of horses for slaughter abroad.

Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, star of “The Big Bang Theory,” has joined us in the fight against horse slaughter and is calling for an end to this cruel practice in a new PSA. Please take a moment to watch her PSA»

Then, call Rep. Barbara Comstock at (202) 225-5136 and urge immediate action to end horse slaughter. You can say, ´Please cosponsor the Safeguard American Food Exports Act, H.R. 1942, which would keep horse slaughter plants shuttered in the U.S. and end the export of horses for human consumption.´”

Please read more here and sign the petition:

http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/horse_slaughter/

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animal welfare, Best Friends, Tierschutz

Animals Would Join this Conference

photos: Best Friends

photos: Best Friends

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If you have never attended a conference concerning animal welfare you might want to see what it is like to be in a room with like-minded people with many similar goals. No plans for the summer yet? Here is a fabulous option:

This conference will take place in Atlanta, Georgia:

“Best Friends National Conference schedule is now available. Find out what’s in store for you during this truly inspirational, educational weekend. Click here to view the schedule.

Be sure to take a look at all the fantastic sessions the conference is offering. Whether you’re interested in learning more about animal care, no-kill components or marketing strategies, we have a track that’s just right for you.”

You can read more here:

http://conference.bestfriends.org/events/2015-best-friends-national-conference/event-summary-d9986f7f11504a78871c90248463adad.aspx

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animal welfare, HSI, Tierschutz

Nepal Is in Our Thoughts

It seems as if the poorest people and places often get hit the hardest. It also is good to see the international community coming together in such an emergency. Many countries have sent or are sending out disaster relief teams.

Some might think that a time when human beings are in such dire straights the time is not right to think about other beings. But some also believe that everybody, humans and other beings alike, need help and that empathy can be shared.

If you want to help here is an international organization you could support:

http://www.hsi.org/news/press_releases/2015/04/nepal-earthquake-disaster-response-042515.html

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News on Nosey

Photo: PeTA

Photo: PeTA

Nosey, the mistreated elephant, still has to perform. Even though she is known to be of ill health, her owners will not let her go to live a better life at a sanctuary.

“CompassionWorks International has just released an undercover investigation of Nosey. Watch the video at www.cwint.org/investigations.
As a result of the investigation, a complaint was filed with the USDA for numerous violations of the Animal Welfare Act.”

If you have not yet signed the petition on behalf of Nosey, here is more information:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Action-for-Nosey-Now/549814465150851

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nosey-The-Elephant-Needs-Our-Help/207161135983376

http://www.peta.org/blog/noseys-captor-wants-permit/

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animal habitat, animal welfare, Tierschutz, Wildtierschutz

What Does Palm Oil Have to Do with Animals?

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So you decided to eat less or no animal fats. You switched from all the butter to more soy based products. You decided to use margarine instead of butter. For your health, for the animals, for climate control a wise decision. But where does the substitute come from? Very often, palm oil is being used and this oil is derived from a plant, a palm, and this plant grows there, where urang-utans, tigers and elephants live. More and more demand for palm oil has lead to major deforestation, leaving the animals without the habitat they need to survive. It is essential for their survival to find a sustainable way of growing palm for palm oil. And here, a step in the right direction has been made.

KFC is the latest company to release a new, deforestation-free palm oil commitment.

Over the last year, SumOfUs members have added over 1.5 million signatures to petitions telling some of the world’s largest fast food corporations that there’s no excuse to continue buying palm oil that could cause climate change, loss of endangered species habitat, and tropical deforestation.

We took action. Corporations listened. And acted!

KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell — all owned by multinational conglomerate Yum! Brands, America’s second largest fast food corporation — responded to our demands. Yum! Brands recently announced a new palm oil policy that requires all the palm oil they use for cooking be deforestation-free.

Signing petitions makes a difference. If you have signed, thank you!

You can read more about this topic here:

http://action.sumofus.org/a/kfc-palm-oil/

http://greenpalm.org/about-palm-oil/what-is-palm-oil/where-is-palm-oil-grown

http://www.wwf.org.au/our_work/saving_the_natural_world/forests/palm_oil/

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Saving Lives With a Click

photo: Korie Marshall

photo: Korie Marshall

Signing petitions can save lives:

“The “Valemount dogs” Max, Zeus, Rango, and Timber were all spared from euthanization and adopted into loving homes.”

You can read more here:

http://www.therockymountaingoat.com/2015/01/new-lease-on-life-shoot-out-dogs-valemount-beuhler/

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Is Saving one Species a Justifiable Excuse to Kill Another?

photo: Endangered Species Coalition

photo: Endangered Species Coalition

The wild salmon population has been declining rapidly over the last decades. Would it help to save them by killing thousands of cormorants? And even if so, is the life of a salmon worth more than the life of a cormorant? “The Army Corps of Engineers is moving ahead with a shocking plan to kill 11,000 cormorants and destroy 26,000 of their nests. By their own estimates, they intend to kill 15 percent of the entire population of Double-crested Cormorants west of the Rocky Mountains. The justification that the Corps is offering for this stunning killing spree is that the birds are consuming endangered salmon on the Columbia River. These cormorants that live and nest in Oregon’s lower Columbia River estuary are not salmon’s primary threat. The fish are endangered primarily because of dams, pollution, and habitat loss–not because of cormorants. Yet, the Corps has chosen to focus on these birds, potentially reducing their population to dangerous levels. The FWS has estimated that this plan would reduce the population of cormorants below the number they consider sustainable. Salmon are in trouble and recovering them will require action, but this recovery should not come at the expense of native birds. The killing of 11,000 cormorants and untold more through the destruction of nests is a grotesque and misguided solution when so many other, larger threats–such as dams, habitat loss, and pollution–remain unchallenged.” Please read more here: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/species/fish/salmon.htm

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