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Five quick actions for cats, turtles, justice, and elephants

August 10, 2011

1. Tell Indiana University to stop using cats! Say NO to cruelty!

2. Help Reform Trade Practices That Kill Turtles

3. Bring Animal Killing Artist, Katinka Simonse To Justice

4. Netherlands: Ban Disgusting Animal Cruelties Permitted By Your Laws

5. I pledge to do at Least ONE Thing Effective for the Elephants Every Day

1. Background | From PCRM

PCRM is asking all our compassionate supporters to take action immediately to save innocent cats at Indiana University from pain and suffering.  Please, sign your name to the petition.

2. Background | From Center for Biological Diversity

The United States is a turtle biodiversity hotspot, home to more types of turtles than any other country in the world. Unfortunately, unregulated international trade is rapidly depleting this rich native heritage: More than 12 million wild-caught freshwater turtles were exported from the United States in the past five years.

Given the enormity of this commerce, the United States has a duty to take a leading role in promoting responsible commercial turtle trade. Regulation under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is critical to ensuring that international trade does not threaten the survival of our wild freshwater turtle populations.

We need your help to stop this harmful turtle trade. Please use the form to urge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to propose several species of freshwater turtles for regulation under CITES.

Related | This Is Animal Research

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3. Background | From Change

Katinka Simonse, a 31 year old female living in Amsterdam, has been killing innocent animals and getting away with it. These horrible acts have been looked over because she killed these animals in the name of “Art”. Katinka owns many animals and keeps them in horrible conditions. She owns 60 hamsters in balls and remote controlled guineas pigs. She puts day old male chicks through paper shredders. She writes numbers on the snails in her garden to keep count of them. Although she is not being charged by police, she has angered a good part of the animal loving world and definitely will be charged by them. However crazy this woman may seem, she has given an explanation to why she does what she does and thinks it is ok. To view a translated video of Katinka (TINKEBELL) giving her reasons, click here.

The act that has angered most people about this case is, in 2004 Katinka Simonse killed her very own cat and then made it into a handbag. There was some confusion on how she went about with the killing, but in this video she clearly stated at 1:10 that she snapped its neck. To view that video, click here. It is not translated, but the message is very clear, as she even demonstrates how she did it. Now you know the acts and the evil, but our work is not finished. Something must be done. We need to urge the Dutch government to obtain Katinka and sentence her to a very harsh trial for animal abuse.

4. Background | From Anti-Fur Society International

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing to you because of an individual who has become infamous for her animal abuse in the Netherlands:

She has been abusing animals for years, killing as she pleases and making sordid items with their skin, calling it art. She harbor small animals such as rabbits, cats and dogs and kill them while she films the gruesome process. After inquiring as to why the authorities allowed this to happen, I’ve just learned that the laws in the Netherlands allows for pet owners to dispose of their companion animals as they please which may include torturing, maiming, and killing. Likewise, pet industries including any breeder can destroy their animals as they please (when animals are not born to specification). Under such law, anyone with a sociopathic tendency may also use animals (claiming to be owners) to kill to satisfy their murderous instincts, involving torture as he/she may wish to inflict upon their victims.

Ladies and gentleman! This is not what I would have expected from a country that calls itself civilized. And this not only places tremendous stress on compassionate Dutch citizens, but also on the international animal caring community.

I am absolutely disappointed and horrified that in your country, you DO NOT care for the most vulnerable members of your society: the defenseless non-human animals. They depend on our compassion to exist, and I do hope that you can still find some compassion in your hearts to make the necessary changes to give protection to animals in the Netherlands.

Please change the laws and prosecute people with criminal instincts such as the person, object of the above petition.

5. Background | From Change

Elephants are being killed at 100 a day in Africa for their tusks to fuel the bloody trade in Ivory. Elephants are abused everyday in circuses, zoos and on the streets of Thailand. Elephants are amazing, social, complex animals with strong family bonds and beautiful in their own right. We must speak up for them if they are to survive, or live as good a life as possible incarcerated. They need each on of us. Today, Tomorrow, and ever after. I stand and speak for the elephants!


it does not cost money to be kind
to treat animals with compassion,
you will find
the rewards of goodness
are gifts that keep giving
sharing the best of your heart
the best reason for living

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 10, 2011 11:16 am

    it does not cost money to be kind
    to treat animals with compassion,
    you will find
    the rewards of goodness
    are gifts that keep giving
    sharing the best of your heart
    the best reason for living


  2. August 11, 2011 3:05 pm

    All have been signed! xoxo


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