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When Walmart Speaks Up Many Listen

Mercy for Animals

Mercy for Animals

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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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One More Step Closer to Cracking Down on Puppy Mills

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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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Conference Take Action for Animals

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For those of you in the Washington, DC, area or those able to get there by June 27th, 2014, you can still join the Take Action for Animals conference.
Date: June 27th – June 30th, 2014

It is one of the most informative conferences on all animal welfare and animal rights topics in the US and a great place to meet and connect with like-minded people.

To find out more about this conference and to register please go to
https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/?eventid=1297443&utm_source=HA061614&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=tafa14

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