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Let’s Help Nosey to Retire Permanently

Photo: PeTA

Photo: PeTA

Thank you to all of you who have spoken up for Nosey, the elephant. If we all stick together and speak up there is a chance of giving Nosey a life in freedom.

_Other animals have also suffered in Liebel’s neglectful hands—the USDA has cited Liebel for keeping Reggie the spider monkey in “extremely dirty and soiled” enclosures, leaving him tethered dangerously to a pony, and allowing him to escape for six weeks. In 2013, Liebel was ordered to pay a $7,500 penalty and to cease and desist from violating the law following nearly three dozen charges of violations of the Animal Welfare Act.

Nosey cannot suffer any longer. Please join PETA today in politely urging the FWC to revoke Liebel’s captive wildlife permits and elephant ride authorization.”

Please sign the petition, please reblog, resend, spread the word:

http://www.peta.org/action/action-alerts/nosey-needs-urge-fwc-revoke-circuss-captive-wildlife-permits/

 

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Success for Nosey – for Now!

Photo: PeTA

Photo: PeTA

Thank you to all of you who spoke up in Nosey´s favor! Now the pressure needs to be on the owners to let Nosey retire completely.

“After hearing from PETA about the plight of the suffering elephant Nosey, city officials in Decatur, Texas, informed the Family Fun Circus, which was reportedly set to feature Nosey during its scheduled appearance this week in the city, that it would not be allowed to exhibit her! This means an all-out victory in Texas, as all the venues in the state that were planning to host Nosey this week have canceled her appearances.

Thank you to everyone who took action. Because of you, Nosey was spared a week of exhausting and painful circus performances.”

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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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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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Animal Testing for Cosmetics?

Photo: PeTA

Photo: PeTA

There are more and more countries in the world who have completely stopped and banned all testing on animals for products used in cosmetics, cleaning and hygiene. Some countries have moved forward and will stop in the near future. Why are some countries not supporting this move? If more companies are told that the consumer will no longer buy products tested on animals pressure will get them to rethink their policies. And then pressure will mount on changing the legal side of this kind of torture.

“India is well on its way to becoming a cruelty-free country following its recent ban—enacted, in part, thanks to PETA India’s efforts—on testing cosmetics on animals as well as the proposed ban on importing animal-tested cosmetics into the country. Now, the Indian Beauty & Hygiene Association (IBHA)—an organization representing L’Oréal, Procter & Gamble, Unilever, and other companies—is actively challenging these efforts to end animal testing.”

“Looking for more ways to help? Check out the following suggestions:

Please speak up, read more and sign all petitions against animal testing

http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-experimentation/

http://www.peta.org/action/action-alerts/tell-corporate-giants-oppose-animal-tests/?utm_campaign=IBHA%20Animal%20Tests&utm_source=PETA%20E-Mail&utm_medium=Alert

http://www.peta.org/living/beauty/beauty-without-bunnies/

 

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Who Wants to See Animals in Tiny Cages? Changing Louisiana Law

Photo: ALDF

Photo: ALDF

The animals in Louisiana might get a break if all goes well. If you live in Louisiana, here is your chance to get active:

“If you live in Louisiana, please plan to attend the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ hearing on the rule changes next week and speak in support of the animals.

  • When: Tuesday, September 2, 6–7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, 2000 Quail Dr. (Louisiana Rm.), Baton Rouge, LA 70898″

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Save Our Borneo kämpft erfolgreich gegen mächtige Palmölfirma

 

Foto: Rettet den Regenwal e.V.

Foto: Rettet den Regenwald e.V.

Auch im Tierschutz kann ein David gegen den Palmöl-Goliath gewinnen, wie die kleine Organisation Save Our Borneo bewiesen hat:

“Ein Gerichtsurteil in Indonesien zeigt, dass Umweltschützer auch gegen eine mächtige Palmölfirma gewinnen können: Das Unternehmen Bumitama Agri Ltd. hat Mitte Juli vor dem Obersten Gerichtshof einen zweijährigen Prozess verloren. Der Firma, die an der Börse in Singapur notiert ist, wurde nachgewiesen, auf Borneo 7.000 Hektar Primärwald ohne Genehmigung gerodet zu haben.”

Lesen Sie mehr und unterzeichnen Sie die Petition bitte hier:

https://www.regenwald.org/aktion/928/grossartig-teil-sieg-fuer-regenwald-und-orang-utan

 

Vielen Dank für Ihre Hilfe für die Tiere!

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Pigs Would Support Punjab´s Decision

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Photo:HSI

Photo:HSI

Is Punjab going to lead the way in preventing cruelty toward pigs? If only other countries would follow in the footsteps of this country´s grand decision:

“Back in June we posted on Facebook about shutting down India’s only gestation crate facility, a swine farm seeking to introduce this intensive confinement practice into the country. Sows confined in gestation crates aren’t able to turn around and often can’t lie down comfortably for months at a time. Such extreme confinement causes physical and mental suffering for these intelligent, sociable animals.

Closing the facility was a good start, but we also wanted to win broader and long-lasting protection for pigs, and we have good news to report!With further encouragement, the Government of Punjab has now issued an official direction making this type of intensive confinement an offense under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. Officials in the government confirmed with us this week that their focus is now on alternatives.”

Please read more here

 

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Testing on Animals – Make It a Relic of the Past

Photo: PeTA

Photo: PeTA

Animal testing is slowly but hopefully surely being reduced in many countries if not stopped altogether. The more people are becoming aware of the uselessness of most – if not all –  of these tests the more are not buying into the necessity thereof and are looking for alternatives.

“Right now in Brazil, bill PLC 70/2014 on cosmetics testing on animals is being examined by the Senate. The bill – initially called PL 6602/13 – was written to prohibit all animal tests for cosmetics. Unfortunately, loopholes introduced in the Chamber of Deputies have made it ineffective and toothless.

If we don’t fix the bill, these loopholes will allow any animal test for cosmetics currently happening in Brazil to continue – even years after alternatives have been established. It will be a ban in name only that hardly saves a single animal. Companies will also be able to circumvent the ban by conducting cruel and unnecessary animal testing abroad and importing the cosmetic products into Brazil. We’re fighting for changes to strengthen the bill so that it will really protect animals in labs.

Speak out: Ask Senators to support our proposal for a REAL ban on cosmetic tests on animals.

The European Union and India have done it already. Tell your Senators that you want Brazil to join the growing list of countries which have stopped these tests.”

Please sign the petition

https://action.hsi.org/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=104&ea.campaign.id=30517&ea.tracking.id=email&forwarded=true

 

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Gute Nachricht: Ein Ende des Schnabelkürzens rückt näher

Foto: Albert Schweitzer Stiftung für unsere Mitwelt

Foto: Albert Schweitzer Stiftung für unsere Mitwelt

Der konstante Einsatz der Albert Schweitzer Stiftung für unsere Mitwelt gegen das äußerst schmerzhafte Verstümmeln von Hennen trägt langsam Früchte:

Nachdem Niedersachsens Landwirtschaftsminister Meyer das Schnabelkürzen per Erlass zum 31.12.2016 verboten hat, steht durch einen Beschluss von KAT jetzt fest, dass dieses Verbot für alle Betriebe gelten wird, die Eier an deutsche Supermarktketten verkaufen. Betroffen sind 65 Mio. Hennen. Dies ist ein großer Erfolg für die Kampagne der Albert Schweitzer Stiftung für unsere Mitwelt. Die Stiftung rechnet mit Mehrkosten von mindestens 4 Cent pro Ei.

Die Haltungsbedingungen für Legehennen sind bislang so schlecht, dass die Hennen Verhaltensstörungen entwickeln und sich gegenseitig verletzen und töten würden, wenn man ihnen nicht als Küken die Schnabelspitzen entfernen würde.”

 

Mehr zu dieser erfreulichen Nachricht können Sie hier nachlesen:

http://albert-schweitzer-stiftung.de/aktuell/schnabelkuerzen-legehennen-abgeschafft

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