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Dec. 1st, 2009

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broward wildlife center saving lives

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neglected horses rescued in tennesse

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Nov. 2nd, 2009

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tell USDA to protect veal calves from abuse



Watch at your own risk.

An HSUS investigation at a slaughter facility in Vermont shows stomach-turning cruelty to veal calves.

As you can see in this video, the plant's co-owner and other workers abused animals too weak to stand in order to get them to their feet -- including in front of a USDA inspector who watched but failed to stop the abuse. In one case, a partially decapitated calf appeared to be still conscious. Another scene shows a calf who appears to be conscious while skinned alive. Watch the video. (WARNING: Graphic Images. Video will not play automatically.)

The people responsible for this sickening abuse must be held accountable. But we also must examine the broader agricultural policies and enforcement problems that lead to the mistreatment of young calves, many of whom are too weak to stand and walk to their own slaughter. For example, a regulatory loophole that allows downed veal calves to go to slaughter provides a financial incentive for producers to abuse these infant animals.

TAKE ACTION
Please ask the U.S. Department of Agriculture to take prompt action to prevent this kind of abuse from ever happening again.

automatically send a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack about the inhumane treatment of calves at slaughter plants:

http://action.humanesociety.org/site/MessageViewer?em_id=6364.0&dlv_id=9309

With your help, the USDA will take action on its policies and procedures to give these helpless animals better protection against abuse.

Thank you for all you do for animals.
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Oct. 15th, 2009

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what's your choice?

The "There Oughta Be a Law" contest has now come to a close, and our panel of judges -- Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.), Rep. John Campbell (R-Calif.), and myself -- are reviewing the more than 3500 fantastic entries to select the winning idea.

While the other judges and I deliberate, we want to hear from you! We've received entries on a slew of animal protection issues, and we want to know which issue gets your vote for prioritization by the HSLF on our federal legislative agenda.

The official winning entry will be announced on the nationwide conference call at the October 25 Party Animals round. Sign up to host a party and help us lobby for a new federal animal protection bill. If you're unable to host, attend a party near you!

Party Animals is a fun and unique way to support the Humane Society Legislative Fund's mission to pass animal protection legislation, educate the public about animal protection issues and support humane candidates for office.

While the judges review and select the winning idea -- voice your opinion in the "People's Choice" poll today!

http://action.humanesociety.org/site/PageNavigator/HSLF_PeoplesChoiceContest_2009

Thanks for all you do for animals!
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Oct. 3rd, 2009


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Help Ban Convenience Devocalization in Massachusetts!

Heard about devocalization? It’s the cruel practice of cutting a dog’s or cat’s vocal cords just to stifle his voice. It’s inhumane, risky and more common than you think. Vocal cord surgery has no benefit to the animal at all except when it’s medically necessary. Silencing or altering the voice does not guarantee a secure home. If you live in Massachusetts, urge your State (Beacon Hill) Rep and Senator to pass An Act Prohibiting Devocalization, House Bill 344, to stop this cruel practice statewide. Not sure who they are or how to contact them? Call 1-800-462-8683 or go to www.wheredoivotema.com and look for “Rep and Senate in General Court.” Live somewhere else? Spread the word to people you know that live in MA, and please file legislation in your home state. I filed this bill, HB 344, with Coalition to Protect and Rescue Pets, the sponsor of the bill.  

 

Meet the victims of devocalization and the people who rescued them: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZPoyuMw870

Hear what the experts have to say:                   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4ADbMoX4aw

 

Sep. 28th, 2009

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the shelter pet project

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help put an end to shark finning in the US

Shark finning is a cruel and wasteful practice that involves cutting the fins off millions of sharks (to satisfy the demand for shark-fin soup) and throwing the mutilated animals back into the ocean to bleed to death. While Congress passed the Shark Finning Prohibition Act of 2000, the law has done little to stop the cruelty. Unfortunately, due to loopholes and a complicated enforcement procedure, sharks are still suffering this gruesome death and shark populations continue to steeply decline.

Fortunately, federal legislation to address this issue is advancing. Congress is currently considering the Shark Conservation Act of 2009 (S. 850/H.R. 81), which would make it illegal to remove fins from a shark at sea and to have unattached fins on any vessel under U.S. jurisdiction.

This legislation has passed the U.S. House of Representatives and now awaits action in the Senate. Support for this bill is growing in the Senate, but your help is needed to continue the push. We need more U.S. Senators to sign on as co-sponsors of this critical legislation.

TAKE ACTION
Please make brief, polite phone calls to your two U.S. Senators and ask them to co-sponsor the Shark Conservation Act.

Senator Jon Kyl (202) 224-4521 and John McCain III (202) 224-2235
When you call, remember to leave your name and address so it is clear that you are a constituent. You can say:

"Hello, my name is [your name] and I live in [your town]. As a constituent, I'm calling to urge [senator's name] to co-sponsor S. 850, the Shark Conservation Act, to protect sharks against finning, where fins are cut off millions of sharks and the live animals are thrown back into the water. Shark populations are in steep decline and this cruelty must end. Thank you."

After making your calls, please send a follow-up email to reiterate your concerns for sharks.

To email: https://secure.humanesociety.org/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&cmd=display&page=ActionAlertTakenPage&id=4229
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Sep. 24th, 2009

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swine flu prevention

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Sep. 17th, 2009

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undercover investigation: IHOP's egg supplier

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Sep. 13th, 2009

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students have designs on ending fur trade

The Fur Free Alliance and Humane Society International are delighted to announce the winners of the annual European & International region of the Design Against Fur advertising poster competition — the student design competition with a conscience.

More than 7,000 students from around the world take part in the design competition every year. This year their artworks were judged by a panel of fashion, advertising and design experts who were tasked with choosing winning artworks that conveyed the message: "The wearing of fur is cruel and unnecessary."

"These compassionate students have used their design skills to great effect, delivering creative, compelling pieces of artwork that convey the message that fur is cruel, and in doing so they have shown a great understanding of the cruelties of the international fur trade, a trade that kills more than 75 million animals every year," said John Grandy, Ph.D., senior vice president for wildlife and habitat protection for The Humane Society of the United States.

The 2009 European & International region winners are:

1st Place: Yoon Kyung Eom - Pratt Institute, New York, U.S.

2nd Place: J. Links Salas - Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, U.S.

3rd Place: Xavier Bertels - Media & Design Academie, Genk, Belgium

3rd Place: Elizabeth Swain - James Madison University, Virginia, U.S.

All the winning posters are here: http://www.infurmation.com/daf/2009/win09_eu.php#preview

The winners receive cash prizes and certificates for their portfolios. In additional to the top prizes this year's judges also awarded a further 12 Special Commendations and 10 Commendations to students from countries including Australia, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Montenegro, Slovenia and Spain.

The Design Against Fur competition continues grow every year, with students taking part from more than 60 countries around the world.

An annual competition, first held in 2003, it is open to all students in colleges around the world and is judged in four regions: China, Europe & International, Russia and UK & Ireland. The winners of each region are then considered for the overall Grand Prize – and are also judged by their peers and the public through an online vote which takes places in September at inFURmation.com.

The 2010 Design Against Fur competition will be launched in September 2009; details will be available on the Fur Free Alliance's website: inFURmation.com.
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