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Three actions: product testing, protect Rainforest, oppose bear hunt

July 10, 2011

Image | Young & Rubicam Brasil for Rain Forest Preservation

Please click on and sign the following:

1. Manufacturers: Disclose Animal Testing and Animal Ingredients in Consumer Products

2. Save The Rainforests in Brazil

3. Stop Bear Hunting in Nevada Before it Begins!

1. Background | From Change

Earlier this year, 250,000 gallons of beef fat leaking from an onshore storage tank literally clogged an important water-way in Texas, the Houston Ship Channel. The photograph nicely illustrates what occurs to human blood cells after eating a juicy porterhouse steak, a baked potato smothered in a quarter pound of melted butter followed by a slice of New York’s best cheese cake. Over time, such human diets promote diabetes, heart attacks, obesity and strokes.

Jacob Stern and Sons, an agricultural company, was held accountable for the spill. According to a company official, the spillage was due to an “employee error.”

Are you aware that slaughterhouse waste (in this case beef fat) is accumulated and then sold to manufacturers who add “oleochemicals” to various products like soap, lipstick, fabric softeners, dryer sheets, lubricants, pharmaceuticals, various cosmetics, and animal feed?

Unfortunately, many consumers have a very difficult time trying to understand product labeling. Manufacturers frequently choose to confuse and mislead consumers with unclear product labeling. Sign this petition and urge your elected politicians to stand with the consumer, not the manufacturer.

Send a message to your representatives urging them to pass laws which would:

  • Help the consumer better understand product labeling,
  • Disclose if products were produced through animal testing,
  • Disclose if products contain animal ingredients

Related | Animal Testing Breaks Hearts

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2. Background | From Blue Feather Spirit and Avaaz

The Amazon is in serious danger. The lower house of the Brazilian congress has approved a gutting of Brazil’s forest protection laws. Unless we act now vast tracts of our planet’s lungs could be opened up to clear cutting devastation.

The move has sparked widespread anger and protests across the country. And tension is rising — in the last few weeks several prominent environmental advocates have been murdered, purportedly by armed thugs hired by illegal loggers. The timing is critical, they’re trying to silence criticism just as the law is discussed in the Senate. But President Dilma can veto the changes, if we can persuade her to overcome political pressure and step onto the global stage as a leader.

79% of Brazilians support Dilma’s veto of the forest law changes, but their voices are being challenged by logger lobbies. It’s now up to all of us to raise the stakes and make Amazon protection a global issue. Let’s come together now in a giant call to stop the murders and illegal logging, and save the Amazon. Sign the petition — it’ll be delivered to Dilma when we reach 1,000,000 signers.

3. Background | From Blue Feather Spirit and Change

Last December the Nevada Wildlife Commission okayed the first bear hunt in Nevada history. The population of Nevada bears is 200-300. The commission is made up 100% of hunters. They think killing 20 bears is okay. The people of Nevada do not. The Commission received over 3000 emails against the hunt, 54 for it. They voted for it anyway, for their few hunting buddies. Many hunters have come forward with their dissatisfaction over the bear hunt.

Twenty bears is not worth the hunt. Poachers will come in and the number taken may reach 50% of our bears. NV is one of the poorest states and does not have the means for oversight.

There is no sound science for this hunt. Commissioner McBeath said it all after the unanimous vote,

It’s not for public safety. It’s not for revenue. It’s not for dealing with the nuisance bears. It’s because we can.

Please join us in saying, NO YOU CAN’T! For more background information see

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can you promise me that the world will improve
that kindness is approaching
while cruelty is on the move
can you assure me that when i wake up tomorrow
there will be no more sad stories, no more tears
no more sorrow

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

One Comment leave one →
  1. iszaria permalink
    December 19, 2011 7:06 am

    Testing on any animal is beyond barbaric, not to mention inconsequential. Diseases are different in humans and visa versa. The animal testing only pays the middle man who has no conscience whatsoever and will grab any animal for the labs to experiment on and get paid for his ill begotten deed. DNA is possible now…..has been! There are better ways and a more exact science to find cures for humans through DNA and computers than torturing a helpless animal. When are these lab lunatics going to step through the door into modern science and get out of the Dark Ages. Need a map? Turn on a lightswitch. Go through the door into the future and stop the greed and torture. Either you think that people are really ignorant or these so called ‘scientists’ are no further than Dr. Frankenstein. Stop the pain and torture of the innocent. You can still make money by using modern methods…and….there’s a plus….they’d be more accurate. I don’t want to be given a shot that cured a rat of some unknown disease. Last I checked…I’m not a rat.


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