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A Camera Can Be as Deadly as a Gun

Friends just returned from a trip to Thailand, sending me a picture of them with two tigers. They unknowingly had been lured into a typical tourist trap. The tigers were being held in a place that claimed to be a “sanctuary”, but in reality cubs of many different species are torn from their mothers, confined into tiny cages and only taken out for photo sessions with tourists. Once they grow too old or become too dangerous to handle, “acting up” despite severe punishment they are sent off to farms for canned hunting.

“Do you remember Cecil, the beloved lion who was illegally lured from a Zimbabwe park and painfully killed with a bow and arrow last summer? Unfortunately, despite the public outrage of this sad and very unnecessary death, thousands of other lions continue to suffer at the hands of the tourism industry today.

World Animal Protection has investigated the lives of captive lions in Africa and were appalled by what we found. We are desperately trying to help these lions, but they need your help too.

What We Found

Lion cubs bred in captivity are ripped from their mothers at less than a month old. At just a few weeks old, cubs will begin to be handled by tourists for pictures, often roughly, causing them chronic stress and sometimes injury. Any aggressive behavior they display is punished using fear and pain. Tourists are even instructed to hit the lions if they act unruly. When they are not being handled, they are kept in small concrete enclosures and fed inadequately.


A group of lions in a facility in South Africa. These lions will likely be euthanized or sold for canned hunting.

As the cubs grow into lions, they will become too dangerous for these tourist parks. No longer profitable as toys for tourists, the lions might be euthanized or sold to farms for “canned hunting.” Canned hunting uses whatever means necessary to ensure a kill, including drugging the lions or luring them with meat. The area is enclosed so the lions cannot escape. They do not stand a chance at survival.”

Sadly, this happens all around the world, with tigers, lions, almost any wild animal.

Please never pay for having a picture taken with a wild animal. Never ride an animal, be it donkey or elephant.

If you want to visit an animal sanctuary, ask people who know where to find a legitimate one, most animal welfare organizations will be able to point you into the right direction. Tell your family, tell you friends.

Here are some helpful links:

http://www.worldanimalprotection.us.org/take-action/be-compassionate-traveler

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/oct/04/wild-animal-tourism-think-twice

Why You Should Turn Your Back on Elephant Rides

Thailand’s Cruel Captive Elephant Industry

http://right-tourism.com/destinations/asia/thailand/#sthash.aQTnV8oh.dpbs

http://savenoseynow.org

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Orcas at Sea World

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One of the big news of the last couple of days is Sea World’s news release saying the end of orcas in Sea World is near. The promise is that no more breeding will take place at Sea World and that no new whales will be caught from the wild to be presented at any of Sea World’s parks. Additionally, orcas shows will be “phased out”, as CEO Joe Manby from Sea World promised.

The pressure on Sea World has increased dramatically since the release of the movie “Blackfish” to stop all orca programs and to release all captive orcas back into the wild.

Joe Manby states that setting the orcas free who have lived all or most of their lives in captivity would most certainly lead to their deaths since they would not know how to survive in the wild.

It is to be hoped that Sea World will stick to all their promises and commit themselves to rescue missions instead of animal captivity.

You can read more here:

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-0317-manby-sea-world-orca-breeding-20160317-story.html

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/seaworld-end-breeding-program-orca-whales-n540646

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Pesticides Kill

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Animal testing remains the method for scientists to allegedly ensure the safety of products used by human beings. We are still a long way from eliminating these standards, but here is some good news towards the goal of an end to testing on animals:

“After discussions with PETA’s scientists, the Canadian government is ending its requirement that dogs be exposed to pesticides in year-long tests. During those tests, beagles were force-fed food laced with pesticides or were made to inhale pesticide fumes for a year, then killed and dissected. At PETA’s urging, the U.S ended this same test in 2007, and the European Union followed suit in 2013.”

You can read more here:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/health-canada-animal-testing-1.3476090

http://www.vice.com/read/these-adorable-beagles-will-no-longer-be-killed-and-dissected-for-pesticide-testing-in-canada

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Selling Something Is not the Animal’s Job

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When animals are used in commercials they are supposed to sell the product. And this usually works quite well, otherwise the industry would have stopped this many years ago. But people are becoming more and more critical to this use (and often abuse) of other beings. So here is some good news:

After more than 51,000 supporters wrote to GEICO with complaints about its recent commercial featuring a chimpanzee “actor,” the company has promised never again to feature chimpanzees and other great apes in its commercials! Moreover, the ad agency that created the commercial, The Martin Agency, has pledged to leave chimpanzees and all other great apes out of its future campaigns. With this compassionate decision, The Martin Agency joins a growing list of top ad agencies—including BBDO, Grey Group, TBWA, McCann Erickson, J. Walter Thompson, and Y&R—that have also agreed not to use great apes in ad campaigns.”

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A Landmark Moment for Animal Rights

Please share this news. The more people hear about decisions like these the better the chances are that other nations will copy these animal-friendly actions.

Animalista Untamed

Europe decides rabbits are more important than eyeshadow

This is welcome news, long overdue. Let’s hope the US will follow suit and the rest of the world will catch up. I long for the day when ALL animal testing is history.

The European Union is scheduled to ban all animal-tested products next month, but the rest of the world hasn’t followed suit. This is a landmark moment for animal rights’ activists.

It’s common knowledge that much of the cosmetic and personal care industry tests products on animals. Despite advances in technology, animal experiments are still particularly cruel—and surprisingly ineffective in determining a product’s safety. That’s why the European Union recently announced that after years of delays, it’s finally banning the import and sale of all animal-tested products and ingredients, starting March 11.

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Actors in Action for Nosey

This could mean a breakthrough for reaching the goal of getting Nosey to an elephant sanctuary.  This elephant has been held  by someone not interested in her well being for many years, ignoring her ailments, her pain, her natural needs. Though obviously affected by arthritis, Nosey is continually dragged around the United States to roadside flea markets and has to give rides to ignorant people. Now that the actress Kim Basinger has taken up the cause there might be help for Nosey.

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“CEI, AFNN, and SNN, have been working secretly for the last 5 months on behalf of our beloved Nosey, and today we can finally let you in on what we’ve been doing.
Nosey’s Storybook has been on quite an adventure lately, and it eventually found its way to Academy Award-winning actress, Kim Basinger, who today mailed Nosey’s book, a personal letter, and a list of organizations supporting her efforts, to former president, Bill Clinton. Kim is asking Bill Clinton to contact the USDA’s chief, Tom Vilsack, and request the USDA have Nosey re-examined. This may also include the participation of the Clinton Global Initiative, as well as Chelsea Clinton, who has a passion for elephants, and has campaigned for the ending of the illegal ivory trade, so we are very excited that Kim has made this decision to write to him and ask for his help!
There are many people and organizations I would like to thank, and I’ll start with our director, Richard Isley, who was CEI’s contact person for Kim Basinger and her manager, Hollywood producer, Oren Segal, at Radius Entertainment in Los Angeles. What started off as an offer by KIm to hold a fund-raiser for Nosey, which would have required Richard to travel to Florida, and negotiate the possible selling of Nosey with the Liebel family, evolved into Kim’s decision to write to Bill Clinton after Richard expressed his concern that Hugo Liebel would most likely refuse any offer, just as he had previously done with Hollywood mogul, and co-creator of The Simpson’s, the late Sam Simon, who reportedly offered $750,000 for Nosey. Kim then made the decision to write a letter to Bill Clinton, asking him to help Nosey.
We hope this news gives you optimism for Nosey’s future, and please thank Kim Basinger for her participation!! CEI fully believes that she will be successful in her efforts for Nosey.
And Kim’s new Warner Bros. movie, “The Nice Guys,” will be released on May 20, 2016, and also stars Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe.
And I would like to thank all of you for your difficult and heart-breaking work on behalf of Nosey. It has been a very long road for her, but now she has some new friends in high places. And so do we!
CEI will post a complete list of people and organizations supporting Kim and Nosey when we compile it, and I personally want to thank those few people who have kept our secret for the past 5 months!
Thank you everybody!
Joan Sumner, Overseas director, CEI” (CEI: California Environmental Institute)

You can read more here:

https://www.facebook.com/The-California-Environmental-Institute-517434771651003/

https://www.facebook.com/Action-for-Nosey-Now-549814465150851/?pnref=story

Heartbreaking Footage of Nosey: The Saddest Elephant

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Nosey in Distress

photos: Action for Nosey Now

When first becoming aware of the plight of elephants in general being exploited it seemed plausible to end their plight due to several issues. First of all, elephants are big and heavy. Second of all, they literally need tons of food. and third of all, they can easily hurt and even kill (intentionally of accidentally) a human being. But sadly, it turned out – as with many animal related issues – that greed and ignorance have turned this battle in an uphill one just like many others.

Nosey the Elephant has been touring the United States for many years. Her owner makes her give rides no matter her physical state. She has been seen with sores on her sides, with wounds on her legs, swaying back and forth in distress. But as long as there are people willing to pay and thereby giving the owner reason to keep her, chances are slim she will be released to an elephant sanctuary, even though the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee has agreed to take her in.

A small group has been fighting for Nosey’s release to this sanctuary diligently. They have  been busy keeping track of Nosey’s whereabouts, have tried to inform people at the sights about the sad physical and psychological state Nosey is in, have tried to get her released, but until today to no avail.

Please spread the news, let friends and family know that paying for rides on any animal’s back is simply no fun for the animal at best, and often painful and crippling for these beings.

Please read more here:

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

Heartbreaking Footage of Nosey: The Saddest Elephant

Urge Congress to Take Action for Nosey the Elephant!

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/sangita-iyer/elephant-abuse_b_5769818.html

https://www.elephants.com

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