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Think of All the Farm Animals Today

Photo:Day For Farm Animals

Photo:Day For Farm Animals

October 2nd is World Farm Animals Day

 

Thank you for spreading the word on animal awareness!

 

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From Bliss Back to Abuse?

Photo: Wildlife SOS

Photo: Wildlife SOS

First, there is the good news of an animal being saved after over 50 years of abuse and torture. Not everyone agrees with anthropomorphous ways of thinking, but it is most certain that an animal freed will delight in this newly found freedom.

But going back to the ordeal is probably the worst kind of abuse.

“We rescued Raju after he spent approximately 50 years chained up, beaten, and help captive by beggars in India. His rescue story went viral online because this abused elephant was crying tears of joy when he was finally set free in a loving environment at our elephant sanctuary.

At the time of his rescue he was near death. He was emaciated, dehydrated and exhausted. Despite his frailness, he was forced to beg on the streets and was being kept in spiked chains.

Now the cruel person who had illegal custody of him is trying to get him back through the Allahabad court. You helped free him once by supporting Wildlife SOS campaigns and our sanctuaries.”

Please learn more here and sign the petition

https://www.change.org/p/keep-raju-the-crying-elephant-free?utm_source=action_alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=144255&alert_id=gCUjYFCsRt_2IUpl44rnIF8xjsJn2Y9aDaQkSIDijAvxnM0YXZcg1vBYlKianGafzGVSUF9B7Dl

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Being Beautiful Can Be Harmful

Photo: JGI

Photo: JGI

Zoos choose to exhibit animals for a variety of reasons. One of them is beauty. Mandrills, who live in the tropical rainforest of central Africa, have so colorful faces that they stand out against their grey fur. Therefore, they are a big attraction in many zoos. But also people in the central region of Africa like to have them as pets. As with other animals in the wild, catching one means the death of many.

The Jane Goodall Institute not only has a Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Program, but also one for mandrills.

“These bright and colorful primates are often taken from the forest and sold as pets due to their striking appearance and fairly docile nature. This illegal practice, along with other threats such as deforestation and the illegal commercial bushmeat trade – the same threats facing chimpanzees – have critically endangered mandrills.”

To learn more about mandrills please read on here

http://www.janegoodall.org/media/news/tchimpounga-begin-process-release-mandrills

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/mandrill/

 

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Whaling Is So 19th Century – Or Not?

Photo: Greenpeace

Photo: Greenpeace

When reading “Moby Dick” in school, it was the whale´s story that intrigued me, not Captain Ahab´s or Ishmael´s. Have we evolved from the brutality of the 19th century? When watching videos about today´s whaling one might think we were stuck in some terrible historical loop that keeps repeating itself.

“In less than three weeks at this year’s International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting, the country of Tanzania could be the deciding vote to create (or kill) a plan for creating a whale and dolphin sanctuary for the South Atlantic Ocean. ”

 

Please read more an sign the petition here

https://secure3.convio.net/gpeace/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=1684&autologin=true

 

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Chad, Before and After His Rescue

 

Photo: Marine Mammal Center

Photo: Marine Mammal Center

Photo: Marine Mammal Center

Photo: Marine Mammal Center

 

With the help of the Marine Mammal Center in San Francisco this young sea lion was nursed back to a life of typical sea lion pleasures.

It is good to know there are people who do not look away but jump to the rescue. Thank you!

 

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Petition: No Hunters in Wildlife Refuge

Photo: In Defense of Animals

Photo: In Defense of Animals

There you are planning a summer trip for your family, looking for great places to enjoy nature and let your children see wildlife in their natural habitat. And then comes the sad awakening: you see hunters wandering through the “refuge” looking for one “great shot”. What do you do? Speak up:

“Wildlife refuges are far from the safe haven the name would imply. In reality, the majority of the 561 publicly owned US wildlife refuges allow hunting and fishing – some even allow trapping. The San Diego National Wildlife Refuge is one of the few remaining refuges where hunting is not allowed. However, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), which manages refuges, wants to change that and has proposed opening up part of the Otay Mesa and Lakes area inside the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge to allow hunting of wildlife, including deer, rabbits, and birds such as doves, quails, and wild turkeys, in addition to implementing a feral pig monitoring and eradication plan, despite the fact that no feral pigs have been sighted on the Refuge. These horrific activities would be executed if the USFWS’s “Alternative D” plan is implemented.”

Please read more and sign the petition

https://secure2.convio.net/ida/site/Advocacy;jsessionid=1714C640B2A1E9F9D62E353700279F38.app262b?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=2637&autologin=true&AddInterest=1022

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Artists For Animals

Photo: Farm Sanctuary

Photo: Farm Sanctuary

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Are you an artist? Have you made any art, be it a sculpture, a painting, an etching, a photography, etc. depicting an animal? Would you donate it for a great cause? Then please help:

“Every year, Farm Sanctuary commemorates the Thanksgiving season with our Celebration for the Turkeys. This event, held at each of our three sanctuaries, brings together hundreds of people from across the country to enjoy a visit with our rescued turkeys, vegan delights, and presentations from expert speakers.

Guests also have the opportunity to bid on an exciting selection of original artwork, vegan products, and gift certificates in a silent auction. We are currently seeking vegan-friendly businesses and artists interested in donating items for our Celebration silent auctions. We are particularly interested in:

  • framed, animal-themed original artwork, including paintings and photography
  • vegan jewelry
  • gift certificates
  • gift baskets of vegan products
  • vacation packages”

For more information about donating to our silent auctions, please contact Amanda Grode. Farm Sanctuary´s coordinator.

 

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