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Just Three Quick Clicks to Save Dogs, Swans, and Rhinos

February 1, 2014

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Free The Dogs: Take Action Today to Stop Their Suffering and Death
In Defense of Animals

IDA’s new Free The Dogs campaign staff has uncovered cruel and wasteful research that caused the suffering and deaths of hundreds of puppies and adult dogs, as well as the waste of millions of taxpayer dollars. Funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and conducted at Wake Forest University (WFU), the dogs in this study were forced to undergo invasive procedures and were then killed.

Our staff was shocked to learn that the NIH funded a study which attempted to fix a problem that does not exist. The researchers used dogs to explore a link between the use of a heart-lung machine and permanent brain dysfunction following cardiac surgery. However, there is no association between use of the heart-lung machines and long-term brain dysfunction following cardiac surgery. Permanent brain dysfunction is due to the coronary artery disease itself and not after-effects from having used a heart-lung machine.1,2

Although the theory of a link has been discredited and their studies have not improved cardiac surgery, nor have they published any of their related results, the researchers continue to waste tax dollars and use dogs as disposable test tubes.

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1Selnes, O. A., Grega, M. A., Bailey, M. M., Pham, L. D., Zeger, S. L., Baumgartner, W. A., & McKhann, G. M. (2009).
Do management strategies for coronary artery disease influence 6-year cognitive outcomes?. The Annals of thoracic surgery, 88(2), 445-454.

 Tell the USFWS to Deny Import Permit for Black Rhino Parts

In Defense of Animals

The Dallas Safari Club recently auctioned off a hunting permit for a Namibian black rhino. The winner of the auction will now need to obtain a permit from the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to import the body parts of a rhino (the trophy) into the U.S.

Only about 5,000 of the critically endangered black rhinos still exist in the wild, with 1,800 remaining in Namibia. Poaching is the leading reason why black rhinos are struggling for survival. Trophy hunters pay big bucks to shoot rare and endangered animals because all they care about is the thrill of killing, under the guise of conservation. They degrade beautiful and majestic wild animals to lifeless, dead body parts they mount on walls.

Protect black rhinos, not the interests of trophy hunters.

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 VICTORY! The King Amendment is Dead

In Defense of Animals

The King Amendment will not be included in the Farm Bill!

The Farm Bill has been finalized and the highly controversial King Amendment has been removed. The King Amendment claimed to protect interstate commerce, but in reality it was designed to undermine animal welfare laws enacted by individual states.

Thanks to letters and phone calls from dedicated animal advocates like you, our representatives and senators decided to reject the dangerous and unconstitutional King Amendment to the Farm Bill. This is a big win for animals!

Mute Swans Still Need Your Help

In Defense of AnimalsLast week, we let you know that The New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC) announced its intent to exterminate ALL wild mute swans—approximately 2,200 birds in New York State—by the year 2025.

So far, over 11,000 of you (thank you-wonderful supporters) have signed our alert, but we need even more participation. Please sign the alert if you have not already and also please use the share button to share with your friends on Facebook to maximize our efforts. Everyone around the world is free to express concern, so let’s double our impact and save New York’s mute swans!

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 Lonely Abandoned Rabbit Rescued by IDA Staff

In order to start the new year with a bang  (or a hop, as luck would have it), it seems that IDA’s Guardian Campaign Director, Anita Carswell, was fated to rescue and become the guardian of yet another rabbit, along with her partner, IDA’s all purpose fix-it and build-it man, Brendan Montgomerie.

The call came in on the cold and windy second evening of the new year.  A very small domestic rabbit was spotted by mutual friends who were walking their dogs on part of the grassy field surrounding one of the marinas in Richmond, California. With only a carrier in hand, Anita looked beneath the car the rabbit had hopped under. Brendan went around to the other side, and in a sheer moment of bunny magic, the rabbit ran up to him and licked both his hands. It was an instant later that she was in the carrier and brought home under the watchful eyes of Anita and Brendan’s previously rescued rabbits, Azalea and Everest.

The next day, Buttercup was checked out by wonderful staff members of House Rabbit Society (HRS) in Richmond. She had a severe case of ear mites and was underweight and starving.

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make our world what you want it to be.
a place of love and harmony!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

14 Comments leave one →
  1. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    February 1, 2014 12:04 pm

    make our world what you want it to be.
    a place of love and harmony!


    • February 1, 2014 12:05 pm

      I love it, thank you, hon, it’s perfect.


      • karenlyonskalmenson permalink
        February 1, 2014 12:13 pm

        you are so welcome and thank you 🙂


  2. February 1, 2014 1:08 pm

    Reblogged this on "OUR WORLD".


  3. February 1, 2014 1:40 pm

    My pleasure Stacy,except I’m having trouble when somebody is reblogging from my blog, any ideas why? All they get on theres is (reblogged from our world) is it because I reblogged from some ones blog ? When I have re blog from someone who has reblogged I get the most of there site! I have spent hours trying to figure out why 😦 apparently I’m not the right zone, it’s driving me batty any help would be much appreciated…;-)


    • February 1, 2014 3:06 pm

      Oh, my goodness, I am so sorry, Nancy, I am really clueless as to why that happens or how to correct it. I have never reblogged from a reblog so I have no idea what to do. You always could just copy the entire post and publish it with a link back to the original one – ? That could be something to try. For example (I know you already reblogged this), you could copy the entire post, and paste it into your Visual edit, it will all work with the links and everything, Does that help at all? Sorry about not understanding how to help. 😦


      • February 1, 2014 5:28 pm

        Thanks Stacey, I am going try your suggestions. I think I had some links break, I been having trouble this year. I am protected,but I have been getting heavy malware attacks, Viper puts me on lockdown to block them,and if I’m in the middle of doing something, it freezes every thing and messes things up, I may have to redo everything. I am reading my World Press book, if I still can’t figure things out I’m going back to smoke signals!!!!! Wish me luck…:-)


        • February 2, 2014 10:45 am

          I have been working on WordPress for, what, three years now I think. If there is anything else that you think I may be helpful on, please do not hesitate to ask! I know have heard about the attacks, make sure you have a SOLID password, use both upper and lower case and numbers, too. And always savesavesave when you are making a draft. WP automatically saves your drafts after a certain amount of time, but you want to be certain that if you get hung up you don’t lose anything. I love the visual edit feature – you can just copy/paste practically anything (including pictures), and it will automatically show up on your blog by pasting in the Visual area. Are you having trouble with widgets or something else in the publishing area? I think I have a pretty solid foot there. I can also help you stop harassers if you are getting any. You can block comments completely or you can put their email addy and ip address on moderation. Just let me know if you have trouble with any of those. Good luck! I love your blog!


  4. February 1, 2014 11:13 pm

    Je pense qu’il y a toujours eu des gens qui ont brutalisé des animaux, ça ne se savait pas ou on en parlait pas, aujourd’hui,le fait de le denoncer donne d’une certaine manière de l’importance à ces bourreaux qui doivent être mis hors d’état de nuire.


  5. February 2, 2014 8:28 pm

    Thank you so much Stacey for all your help, that’s so sweet of you♥
    Sorry about the typo I meant “word” not world ! This weekend has been one problem after another, this is my 3rd try to thank you! Now a new problem showed up instead of showing the previous or next blog post it says the same post that is showing!? Viper recommends I get rid of three live wallpapers, which I do not have I only looked at, but it does make sense because that’s when all the trouble started! The first thing I’m going to do is change and get a stronger password then I’m going to start reblogging the way you do. The only widget I’m having trouble with is the category one, but maybe when I start doing the way you recommend that’ll straighten itself out, I only did get one harassing dumbass and I just threw him over into spam than delete. I love your blog and how much you care about the animals,so it very important to me make this right because this is the only way to help make it better for the animals.Thank you again Stacey, take care~ 🙂


  6. February 6, 2014 11:44 am

    Reblogged this on Wolf Is My Soul.


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