Please take action on four quick issues, thank you
Please click on and sign the following:
1. End Canada’s commercial seal hunt
2. End the military’s use of animals in combat trauma training courses
3. Don’t Let the ‘Gracia Del Mar’ Tragedy Happen Again
4. Protect Vital Habitat for Mule Deer
1. From IFAW
People around the world continue to say ‘no’ to seal products, but the Canadian government stubbornly continues trying to sell these cruel products. They are fighting the EU ban at the WTO and trying to overturn the ban in Russia. The bans must be defended!
Tell Canada that the seal hunt must end and that you will defend your right to say ‘no’ to cruelty. I’ve included this letter for your Canadian Embassy – please feel free to personalize it by adding your own language.
2. From PCRM
In our continuing effort to educate Congress about the impressive advances being made by the developers of nonanimal, human-based military medical training, last week we put on a show on Capitol Hill. We needed a lot of heavy plastic sheeting to catch all of the fake blood.
Please keep in mind that these are not images of real humans.
The impressive devices—including a replica of an injured soldier with his legs blown off—were accompanied by a statement from Congressman Bob Filner, D-Calif., ranking member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee and lead sponsor of the BEST Practices Act, which would end the military’s use of animals in combat trauma training courses. Rep. Filner made it clear that the time is now to replace the use of goats and pigs—more than 6,000 every year—in these courses.
“If you care about the troops, this is the most effective way of training,” explained Rep. Filner. Now is the time for your Member of Congress to sign on as a co-sponsor of the BEST Practices Act. Please contact your U.S. Representative today!
3. From PETA
Recently, a ship named the Gracia Del Mar left Brazil en route to Egypt carrying around 5,600 cattle on board as part of the shameful live-export trade. Off the coast of Algeria, a snowstorm hit, and many of the animals succumbed to the freezing conditions. In spite of this, and even though the ship reportedly suffered damaged ventilation and food systems, the Gracia Del Mar continued its journey to Egypt.
Upon arriving at its destination, the ship was refused permission to dock by Egyptian authorities because of the estimated 3,000 dead cattle on board. The surviving animals were forced to endure several more days at sea. It is reported that the remaining cattle have now been transported to land, but their fate after this harrowing journey will ultimately be slaughter.
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) is supposed to act promptly in such desperate situations, but according to news reports, they failed to do so. Please e-mail the OIE today and demand that shameful incidents like this never be allowed to happen again.
4. From NWF
Crucial mule deer habitat in northwestern Colorado’s Piceance Basin is currently being considered for dangerous oil shale and tar sands development.
Mule deer populations are already declining across much of the West, and without protection for their remaining important habitat, their numbers may continue to fall.
Right now, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is calling for public input on their draft plan for oil shale and tar sands development. This plan has the potential to open 2 million acres of public lands for oil shale and tar sands development in northwestern Colorado, southwestern Wyoming, and northeastern Utah.
Edit and send the message urging the BLM to safeguard important wildlife habitat on our public lands before gambling on dangerous energy development.
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Karen Lyons Kalmenson