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When Walmart Speaks Up Many Listen

Mercy for Animals

Mercy for Animals

2015-05-27a

Did you know that Walmart sells around 25 % of all food in the United States? A company with such a huge market share definitely has enormous influence on those that produce the food they sell. So when Walmart announced it would encourage their suppliers to give animals more space, to discourage the use of antibiotics, to use pain killers for all painful procedures, this truly is a step in the right direction.

It will not be possible to end all the inhumane actions against animals in one step, but this news gives hope that especially in the food industry there will be a change of thought – leading to a change in action.

You can read more here:

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/wal-mart-presses-meat-suppliers-antibiotics-treatment-31229467?singlePage=true

http://www.walmarttorturesanimals.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/23/business/walmart-pushes-for-improved-animal-welfare.html?_r=0

http://www.dawnwatch.com/cgi-bin/dada/mail.cgi/archive/dw1000000dawnwat

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Seal Hunt 2015

Many of you have probably signed petitions or campaigned against the slaughter of the seals this year. Sadly, this gruesome “tradition” of murdering the youngest seals for their beautiful coats is still being done.

The Humane Society of the United States has given this update:

“This year’s hunt started slowly, with only one quarter as many boats as last year setting out for the ice floes. Unfortunately, within a few days the hunt began, and we began recording.

Although 27,000 seals have been killed so far this year, 42,000 were killed in the same time frame last year — and 77,000 in as many days in 2013. The sealers know that the images we document are shutting their industry down. Often, they simply stop hunting when they see us — our presence saves lives.

This year, the Canadian Sealers Association announced that they are scaling back their sealing operations because of economic hardship. And for the first time in decades, the largest seal fur processor in Canada refused to purchase skins because their unsold stock was too large. It has never been clearer that the sealing industry is dying.”

Please continue with your your protests. Even if this year´s slaughter could not be stopped the more people speak up the better the chances are for next year.

You can read more here:

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

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/news/canada-seal-hunt/

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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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One More Step Closer to Cracking Down on Puppy Mills

photo_HSUS

photo_HSUS

This definitely is a step in the right direction: as long as there still are pet stores selling live animals there needs to be some strong regulations where these animals come from.

“Great news! Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed legislation that will prohibit Virginia pet stores from acquiring dogs from some of the worst puppy mills in the nation. The new law will also crack down on unregulated sales of dogs and cats at flea markets, parking lots and rest stops.

HSUS Virginia State Director Matthew Gray said, ´We applaud Governor McAuliffe and the Virginia General Assembly for enacting real, tangible protections, not just for puppies, but also for all Virginians who are seeking to add a dog or cat to their family.´”

Thank you to all who supported this new law.

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Three Baby Owls – How Does That Matter?

photo: Fund for Animals

photo: Fund for Animals

The Fund for Animals took in three young Great Horned Owls since they otherwise would not have survived. In times when daily millions of animals are slaughtered how important is the survival of three animals?

As so often, people will tend to be attracted to the fate of the young ones much easier. This interest can then be channeled into something bigger, more important, namely the survival not only of these three babies but their species. The more people get involved emotionally, the better chances are for a multitude to survive.

You can read more about the owl babies here:

http://www.humanesociety.org/news/news/2015/03/three-baby-owls-are.html?credit=em_ffa032515_web_id626681151

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Do We Need More Than Six Wolves?

Photo: McDonald Wildlife Photographer, HSUS

Photo: McDonald Wildlife Photographer, HSUS

There still are several states in the United States where wolves live. This is actually quite surprising, since they nearly had been hunted down to extinction. Only a very few were left and, thanks to public awareness, the wolf population has grown again.

If you live in Michigan or know someone in Michigan, please let them know that there is a chance to save the lives of wolves in this state.

“On November 4, Michigan voters will decide whether wolves live or die.

In 1974, just six wolves remained in Michigan.

They had been hunted for bounties, poisoned and driven to the brink of extinction. Thankfully, at this critical moment, they were listed under the Endangered Species Act, and wolves were finally protected. It has taken nearly 40 years to restore the population.

But wolves are once again caught in the crosshairs. Recently stripped of their federal protections, state by state has opened fire on wolves.

We did not save the wolves from extinction just so the trophy hunters and fur trappers would have more of them to kill.”

Please read more, reblog, spread the word

http://keepwolvesprotected.com

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Would You Experiment on Your Dog? Or Cat? Or Hamster?

Photo: HSUS

Photo: HSUS

At first, most people will respond to this question with an immediate negation. But asked whether or not they want progress in medical research they would mostly support this, even if it includes experiments on animals. In times of medical crises these numbers rise, as can be seen with the spread of ebola.

So first of all, finding alternatives to these inhumane experiments is crucial, and secondly, educating the public on what kind of experiments are done and to whom is essential. Progress is being made, but there still are many unnecessary torture-like experiments being done on animals.

“Almost a year has passed since the release of our investigation that captured painful dental experiments on dogs like Shy Guy behind closed doors at Georgia Regents University (GRU). Fortunately, the university agreed to stop buying dogs from random-source “Class B” dealers in response to our investigation. But it appears that lethal experiments continue on other dogs, and additional public pressure is needed to bring them to an end.”

Please read more and take action

https://secure.humanesociety.org/site/Advocacy;jsessionid=7A461EAE09E145F29E6C5057A9D24EDE.app338b?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=6591&autologin=true&s_src=em_ha093014#.VDOTfktzFD8

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