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22.06.2010 Whales need your help

To our dismay, we just got confirmation that Poland didn't send a Commisioner this year to the IWC62 as they intended to do up to few days ago. Para nuestro horror, acabamos de tener confirmacion de que Polonia no va a enviar a ningun delegado al IWC62 como tenian intencion de hacer hasta hace unos pocos dias.

I need your help (as I did last year too), for you to write a brief e-mail to the e-mails below, asking them why there is not a Commissioner or anybody from Poland here when very important decisions are been taken. Necesito tu ayuda (como la necesite el anio pasado tambien), para que me hagas el favorsote de escribir unnn breve correo electronico a los e-mails abajo preguntandoles porque no hay un Comisionado y ningun delegado de Polonia aqui en Agadir cuando decisiones tan importantes se estan llevando a cabo.

This is a crucial meeting for the future of IWC and the whales conservation, so how does Poland intends to coordinate the EU work on this issue during the next year presidency if nobody from Poland is present at this important meeting? Esta es una junta crucial para el futuro de la CIB y de la conservacion de las ballenas, entonces como Polonia tiene la intencion de coordinar el trabajo enn este asunto de la CIB en la Union Europea el proximo anio cuando nadie de Polonia esta presente en esta junta tan importante?

The e-mails are: Los correos electronicos son:

The Department of Nature Conservation in the Ministery lp.vog.som|ydoryzrP.ynorhcO.tnematrapeD#lp.vog.som|ydoryzrP.ynorhcO.tnematrapeD

The Political Gabinet of the Minister of Environment
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Office of the Minister of Environment: lp.vog.som|artsiniM.oruiB#lp.vog.som|artsiniM.oruiB

Press spokesperson in the Ministery of Environment: lp.vog.som|ywosarp.kinzcezr#lp.vog.som|ywosarp.kinzcezr

Thank you very much! Muchas gracias!

Please send me any replies you receive, OK?/ Favor de enviarme copia de las respuestas que recibas

Ericka
CATCA (CMEPS)

23-29 November, Spain: week of action against Astrazeneca

Demo: Madrid, 27Nov
Semana global contra Astrazeneca del 23 al 29 de Noviembre

Concentración en Madrid: viernes 27, para más info: ten.niaps-cahs|ofni#ten.niaps-cahs|ofni

24.11.2009 Dublin: Protests outside Charles River Labs. in Mayo

We, the National Animal Rights Association (N.A.R.A. - http://www.naracampaigns.org ) will be having protests outside both Charles River Laboratories in Co. Mayo, on Tuesday 24th November. We want to make them the biggest protests the vivisection industry in Ireland has ever seen - but we need your help!

Our first protest will be outside the Charles River Lab. in Carrentrila, Ballina, Co. Mayo. After a few hours there, we'll be heading to the second Charles River Lab., in Glenamoy, Co. Mayo - which is about an hour's drive from Ballina.

Vegan snacks will be provided throughout the day, and please feel free to bring your own megaphones, posters and banners! We are calling on everyone to make this day a success, so we would like to invite not only activists in Ireland, but campaigners from around the world to attend!

Here's the plan for the day:

MEET AT: 8am sharp, Tues. 24th November, outside the Hugh Lane Art Gallery (Parnell Square, Dublin 1) for pick-up.

8.30am, bus packed and passengers onboard, departing Dublin

11.30am/12noon, estimated arrival at Charles River Laboratory in Carrentrila, Ballina, Co. Mayo.

2.30pm, departing Carrentrila, Ballina, Co. Mayo

3.30pm/4pm, estimated arrival at Charles River Laboratory in Glenamoy, Co. Mayo (it's beside the second Corrib Gas terminal)

6pm/6.30pm, departing Glenamoy

9.30pm/10pm, estimated arrival in Dublin, to be dropped off at Hugh Lane Art Gallery on Parnell Square, Dublin 1.

*CHARLES RIVER - THE FACTS:*

Charles River Laboratories, which is one of the biggest animal testing companies in the world, has two research facilities in Ireland. They are located in: Carrentrila, Ballina, Co. Mayo and Glenamoy, Co. Mayo.

They conduct painful, live experiments on animals for the Pharmaceutical, Animal Health, Medical Device, Biotechnology and Food Industries in this country.

They are a contract testing business, which means they will test anything, on any animal, for a price. Thousands of animals are experimented on in these labs every year.

Their torturous lives are full of pain, fear, suffering and misery. Any animal that manages to survive an experiment, is killed shortly afterwards.

Animals are bred on site, both for their own use and to sell to universities and other commercial laboratories, and we have been informed by sympathisers that the species used include mice, rats, dogs, cats and horses. Over the years we have also received claims of animal bodies and toxic waste being dumped in the nearby lake, as well as reports of dogs being heard barking and howling for hours on end in breeding sheds.

How could anyone do that to an animal? These people are barbaric animal abusers, and are an absolute disgrace to humanity. Hidden behind closed doors, they have gotten away with this for far to long. But we will not stop until we expose this disgusting industry, and finally put a stop to it.

Animals are sentient beings who deserve the freedom to live a full life in their natural environment. There is absolutely no moral or ethical justification whatsoever for using any animal in this way.

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The animals need you - please be there!

For the animals,

Laura Broxson - +353 (0)86 8729 444

National Animal Rights Association
http://www.naracampaigns.org

21.09.2009 Primate Liberation Week, at NIH, Bethesda, MD

DARTT is hitting the streets for NPLW and we need your help!

Wednesday, Oct 21st 4-6 pm NIH Demos. Meet at W Cedar Ln & Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda, MD

Primate experimentation in the U.S. is out of control. All-time high
69,990 primates are imprisoned in US labs for experimentation – a five
year increase of 31%. An equal amount are held captive for breeding,
making the total closer to 120,000. We estimate that funding for primate
experimentation has also increased reaching $1.6 billion during fiscal
2007. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is responsible for most of
this waste.

Over 70,000 primates (rhesus monkeys, baboons, squirrel monkeys,
chimpanzees, etc.) are experimented on every year in the United States.
Many thousands of primates are also imprisoned in labs for breeding and
conditioning. This brings the total number of primates held captive in
laboratories to almost 120,000.

Many primates are caged in facilities owned by the federal government.
Over 7500 are imprisoned within the laboratories of the National
Institutes of Health (NIH). Tis is why DARTT is setting our sights on
them. In solidarity with NPLW ad SAEN (Stop Animal Exploitation Now!),
we are going to send a clear message to the lab that sbjected 1663
non-human primates to painful and cruel experiments and having 2259
non-human primates used i their Bethesda lab and providing funding for
labs across the nation to inflict pain on thousands more non-human
primates around the country.

Many of these primates experience horrible conditions. Recent government
documentation has revealed primates dying of dehydration, wasting
diseases, hepatitis, encephalitis, and many other severe illnesses.

The experiments to which these intelligent animals are subjected are
extremely cruel. Many primates are confined to restraint chairs for many
hours. Others suffer through the throes of withdrawal from addictive
drugs. Devices are often literally bolted to the skulls of primates
using steel screws. Infants are ripped away from their mothers and
driven insane. This list of cruelties only scratches the surface.

Of course, we did not forget Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS), by kicking off National Primate Liberation Week on Oct 19th with protests at two customers of puppy(and MONKEY)-killing Huntingdon Life Sciences:Novartis and Sanofi-Aventis. An ADI investigator worked for a year inside HLS' primate unit, whilsttwo others exposed the international primate trade in South America andAsia, where they filmed horrific scenes of primates being snatched from the wild for the labs of Huntingdon Life Sciences. DARTT continuesl continues our ongoing fight with the customers of HLS to close don this hellhole once and for all. A company cannot function without their customers!
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Wednesday, Oct 21st 4-6 pm NIH Demos. Meet at W Cedar Ln & Old
Georgetown Rd., Bethesda, MD

Signs and leaflets will be provided.

NOTE: These are peaceful and legal demonstrations to raise awareness of
National Primate Liberation Week to the general public and place strategic
pressure on NIH and HLS, who will kill and torture thousands of non-human
primates every day of the week.

In DC, there is no sleep, no rest, or no peace for the wicked!!

Defending Animal Rights Today & Tomorrow
www.dartt-online.org
www.myspace.com/dartt_online
DARTT (at) riseup.net

16.09 2009 STOP The Bull of Fire festival in Spain.

A toro de fuego ("fire bull") or toro embolado ("bull in balls") ia a bull that has balls of flammable material attached to its horns which are lighted, and is set free in the streets at night for dodging during Spanish festivals.
Please help to stop the cruelty:
http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/FireBull

16.08.2009 STOP THE VIVISECTION PRIMATE TRADE IN MAURITIUS

Pls Sign petition and send sample mail. Thankyou.

Animal Rights Africa (ARA) needs your support to force Mauritius out of the primate trade. The British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection have exposed the Mauritian trade in monkeys for research purposes…"

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/MAURITIUS_VIVISECTION_TRADE/index.html

Email to send:

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SAMPLE LETTER:

Dear Honourable Navinchandra Ramgoolam,

I was shocked to learn about Mauritius' involvement in the exceedingly cruel primate trade. Undercover investigations have exposed the vicious treatments inflicted on exported macaques for testing purposes, the efficacy of which are questionable at best and lethal at worst. These experiments subject macaques to enormous suffering and pain and are neither medically validated nor socially endorsed. In fact, using animals has proven detrimental to such a critical field of study, delaying advancements in the medical discipline by providing unsubstantiated and unfavorable results. It is therefore important to recognize that animal testing alternatives have proven superior to unreliable animal models, and by continuing to exploit animals, humans are complicit in harming both. As such, I respectfully request that Mauritius implement an immediate and permanent moratorium on the capture, breeding, and export of macaques.

Please allow me to illustrate the significance of such an ethical and obligatory gesture: all animals, including humans, are inherently sentient, enabling thought and emotion including love and suffering. By objectifying animals, humans are diminishing our own capacity for empathy and compassion. Indeed, when humans fail to recognize the intrinsic importance of all beings, the ability to express emotions, and the fear of pain, separation, and imprisonment, we succeed only in creating conflict and hatred amongst ourselves. We must teach our children respect for, and empathy towards, animals, for our children are undeserving of this cruel legacy whereby animals are exploited and suffered for human greed and egotistical motive.

Should you choose to continue participating in the primate trade, however, the global community will have no option but to promote a boycott of your country, a choice that would be unfortunate to your economy and one we would be unhappy pursuing. As such I once again ask respectfully for you to please choose the necessary, compassionate, and responsible action and cease your involvement in the commerce of macaques.

I understand your time is limited, and I want to thank you for your attention and consideration.

Thank you.

17.07.2009 Vivisection Animal Breeder Global Week Of Action

Without vivisection breeders, the vivisection industry would struggle to exist.

Each day these sick companies operate simply to mass produce animals and send them to horrific deaths inside labs across the world. Time to stand up and fight!

Please organise demonstrations against your nearest vivisection breeder for a Global Week of Action which will be taking place Monday 21st to Sunday 27th
September 2009.

Demos will be happening across the world against vivisection breeders - go to: http://www.shac.net/AnimalBreeders to see the website listing targets, groups and advertised demos. Contact us: ten.cahs|ofni#ten.cahs|ofni if you are organising a demo against a vivisection breeder.

Other action
If you can't make any of the demonstrations, why not support the national demo and politely write to Highgate Farm and ask them to stop breeding animals for vivisection:

George W Douglas
Highgate Farm
Highgate lane
Normanby-by-Spital
Market Rasen
Lincolnshire
LN8 2HQ
UK

01673 878 232

Please look at: http://www.shac.net/OperationLiberation/ for more information about the UK demo at Highgate Farm.

Start arranging transport and get in touch for more information, transport arrangements or querries about the UK demo or the Global Week of Action.

Tel: 0845 458 0630 | E-mail: ten.cahs|ofni#ten.cahs|ofni | Web:www.shac.net

01.06.2009 California SB 250 - protection for strays

http://www.yesonsb250.com

15.05.2009 Great Ape Protection Act

NEAVS: "As of today, 54 representatives have signed on to the Great Ape Protection Act (GAPA, H.R. 1326) as cosponsors, showing steady and growing support for the bill in Congress. “We have no doubt that outreach efforts made by Project R&R supporters nationwide have led to legislators getting thousands of letters, postcards, and phone calls, contributing to the bill’s growing support,” says Jennifer Campbell, Director of Member Services for NEAVS/Project R&R. “This is grassroots citizenry at its finest. The American public wants an end to chimpanzee research in the U.S. – the Great Ape Protection Act will deliver that goal.”

The Great Ape Protection Act is currently in the House Energy and Commerce Committee. CONTACT your representatives to cosponsor the bill – something especially important if your representative is a member of the Energy and Commerce committee.

New York: Support Ban on Cruel Animal Tests for Cosmetics - send email

Friday May 8, 2009, 11:05 am
A bill has been reintroduced in the New York Senate that would prohibit manufacturers and contract testing facilities from using animals to conduct irritancy tests for cosmetic testing. This is the third effort to end the use of skin and eye irritancy tests on animals to test cosmetics for safety. So far only California and New Jersey have been successful in passing such a ban in US.

https://secure2.convio.net/navs/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&id=350

18-26 April World Week for Animals in Laboratories

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info: http://www.wwail.org

11.03.2009 Great Ape Protection Act Continues to Gain Bipartisan Support

The Great Ape Protection Act (H.R. 1326) is currently in the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. As of today, the bill has the support of 28 cosponsors including all the original sponsors. It is vital we continue to work hard to add even more cosponsors to ensure the bill's success.

1. If you have not already done so in 2009, contact your legislator and ask them to sign onto the Great Ape Protection Act (H.R. 1326) as a cosponsor, or, if they already have in 2009, please thank them. Then ask at least three of your friends or family to contact their legislators too! Email us:gro.svaen|spmihcesaeler#gro.svaen|spmihcesaeler for legislator postcards to help make contacting them fast and easy.
2. Please contact the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and let them know that you no longer want your tax dollars going towards research on great apes. Tell them you want funding allocated to:

* Retire chimpanzees currently in U.S. labs to sanctuary.
* Alternatives which are not only more humane but are safer and better science.

3. Recently there has been important media coverage (ABC's Nightline) on primates in research. As a result, thousands of comments are being posted on social networking sites such as Twitter, blogs, Facebook, etc. Please add your voice to this debate with positive, informative and reasonable comments to help educate the public.
http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/story?id=6997869&page=1
http://twitter.com/neavs
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/pages/Boston-MA/Project-RR-Release-and-Restitution-for-Chimpanzees-in-US-Labs/14934820342?ref=ts
info:http://www.releasechimps.org
Here are some talking points to counter claims:

Claim: The undercover footage of New Iberia Research Center (NIRC) showed “routine” procedures.

Argument: Such a claim shows profound lack of sensitivity towards the pain and discomfort of animals. One example in the recent Nightline undercover footage was of a young monkey being intubated. Anyone who has gone through this procedure knows how terrifying and uncomfortable it is; how it triggers the “gag” reflex; requires throat numbing analgesics in humans to make it tolerable; and, how it is never done without the support of nurses and physicians monitoring the comfort of the human patient throughout. It is also a procedure that carries the dangers of infection and perforations. To dismiss this procedure as a common and acceptable practice is insensitive and cruel. If all that we see in the NIRC footage is just “routine”, then we ask - how horrible is what is not routine?

Claim: If animal research were to end, there would be serious health implications for humans.

Argument: Claims as to the necessity of animal research are made in sweeping, unsubstantiated generalizations. Some erroneously proclaim that all major medical advancements have been made because of animals. This is far from the truth. Scientific data in papers published by Project R&R and others have shown chimpanzee research to be ineffective, unnecessary and even dangerous. The few studies that are published have limited — if any — impact on human biomedical advances. In particular, their use in AIDS research (the reason so many were bred) was singularly unproductive, including in the search for an HIV/AIDS vaccine. Chimpanzees were long ago abandoned as a model for cancer and other human killer diseases because chimpanzee research does not work. As a model to study humans, they have failed repeatedly and been a waste of precious time and taxpayer dollars. Yet, in spite of the failed science, NIH continues to pour millions of dollars into maintaining chimpanzees in laboratories, versus releasing and supporting them in sanctuary for far fewer tax dollars in far superior facilities. The continued support of chimpanzee research by the U.S. government works against not only animals, but also our human health.

Claim: Researchers who use an authoritative and reasonable voice to justify their use of an animal model must be right.

Argument: Resting on authoritative rhetoric does not make what they are saying either reasonable or right. Their attempt to calm concerns about suffering and abuse with statements about how “routine,” common, or lifesaving the research is, is unacceptable. The persona they create is a glaring example of what labs — that receive millions in public and private funding — do to justify their work and perpetuate the myth that animal research is necessary and humane. An ever growing number of scientists agree that chimpanzee research is an exorbitant waste of precious research dollars that is actually deterring medical advances — advances that would be arrived at through more productive, humane and cost-effective research methods.

06.03.2009 USA: Great Ape Protection Act Reintroduced - Help

PLEASE, call your legislator and ask them to cosponsor:
http://ga1.org/releasechimps/leg-lookup/search.tcl?domain=releasechimps

The Great Ape Protection Act Prohibits:
Invasive research on great apes
Federal funding of such research both within and outside of the U.S.
Transport of great apes for such research
Federal breeding of great apes for such research
Requires:
Permanent retirement of all federally-owned great apes

Project R&R has been working diligently with HSUS, other organizations and individuals to secure a precedent setting number of cosponsors and a groundswell of public support for this bill. GAPA offers the promise of release and restitution to all chimpanzees now languishing in all U.S. laboratories.
Please visit our website today to find your legislator’s name and contact information and ask them to sign on as a co-sponsor of this important legislation: http://ga1.org/releasechimps/leg-lookup/search.tcl?domain=releasechimps

19.02.2009 US: Ban Pound Seizure and Outlaw Animal B Dealers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is the federal agency that enforces the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). The AWA requires that animal dealers be licensed as Class 'A' or Class 'B' dealers and that facilities operated by these dealers be inspected by the USDA. Class A dealers are animal breeders. Class B dealers may also breed animals, but also purchase and re–sell live and/or dead animals. USDA regulations require that a Class B dealer may only obtain animals from random sources such as auction sales, other USDA–licensed dealers, pounds and shelters (where state law allows), "humane groups and contract pounds organized as legal entities under the laws of their State," and from private persons who have raised and bred the animal on their own premises (which could include animals offered in 'free to good home' ads). Proper documentation must be available for each animal to assure legal acquisition (i.e., documents should allow individuals to trace the animal's origin). USDA regulations also stipulate holding periods for random source animals to allow animal guardians ample time to find lost or stolen animals. For example, a licensed Class B dealer is required to hold an animal obtained from a pound or shelter for 10 full days, not including the day of acquisition, before selling the animal.

Class 'B' dealers may sell these animals to entities such as biological supply companies (those that provide live and dead animals to classrooms and laboratories that are also considered Class 'B' dealers under the AWA definition), blood supply companies/facilities that collect blood from animal colonies for veterinary medical use, and research/testing laboratories.

Full list of dealers:

http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_welfare/efoia/downloads/reports/B_cert_holders.pdf

List of dealers from "labanimal buyer's guide" (with their addresses):
http://guide.labanimal.com/guide/product2.jsp?a=1

What you can do!

Please use the form below to contact your federal legislators and urge them to introduce legislation to prohibit random source class B dealers. Tell them that these class B dealers are shrouded by animal mistreatment and cruelty, yet they profit from the sale of animals to research and education facilities. Only Congress can put them out of business.

Send email:
https://secure3.convio.net/aavs/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=159

End Pound Seizure in Montcalm County!

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners met on January 26 to discuss plans to renew the animal shelter's contract with R&R Research. The Commissioners voted 8-1 to renew the contract with R&R Research for six months while the Commissioners establish a citizen's committee to study the issue further. While the animals will still have to endure six more months of being sold to research, the original contract to be signed was for five years. The outpouring of opposition to the contract obviously had an impact on the Commissioners. And now there is still time to take action and spread the word!

The animal shelter in Montcalm County, Michigan currently provides animals to United States Department of Agriculture licensed class B dealer, R&R Research. Class B dealers obtain dogs and cats from random sources such as shelters and then sell them to research and education facilities for use in experiments and laboratory exercises.

Euthanasia of animals in shelters is a result of irresponsible animal breeding and overpopulation, and class B dealers should not be able to exploit this unfortunate reality. Communities have increasingly been abandoning the practice of pound seizure and instead are looking at other ways to reduce the number of homeless animals, including spay/neuter programs and proactive adoption policies. Montcalm County should do the same.

What You Can Do:
If you live in Montcalm County, please take a moment to politely urge the County Commissioners not to extend the animal shelter's contract with R&R Research. Please also ask your friends and family to do the same.

Commissioner Ron Blanding
District 1
403 W High Street
Greenville, MI 48838
(616) 225-7972

Commissioner Tom Lindeman
District 2
8060 S. Backus Road
Greenville, MI 48838
(616) 754-4918
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Commissioner Ron Retzloff
District 3
786 S. Senator Rd.
Crystal, MI 48818
(989) 235-6827
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Commissioner John Johansen
District 4
3503 S. Monroe Rd.
Greenville, MI 48838
(616) 754-5375
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Commissioner Carl Paepke
District 5
18419 Stanton Rd. NW
Pierson, MI 49339
(616) 636-5692

Commissioner Ron Baker
District 6
PO Box 91
Howard City, MI 49329
(231) 937-5465
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Commissioner Pat Carr
District 7
10397 Almy Rd.
Lakeview, MI 48850
(989) 352-8129

Commissioner Roger Caris
District 8
8984 E. Deaner Rd.
Vestaburg, MI 48891
(989) 268-5875
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Commissioner Steven Crouse
District 9
8701 Session Rd
Carson City, MI 48811
(989) 235-4696

Ban pound seizure in Minesota:

Contact your state Senator and Representative and tell them you want to see pound seizure banned in Minnesota. If you are not sure who represents you and you live in the metro area, call the House Public Information Services and the operator will connect you directly to your Representative's or Senator's office:
Public Information Services
175 State Office Building
St. Paul, MN 55155-1298
Phone: 651-296-2146
800-657-3550 toll-free (voice);
or MN Relay Service at 711 or 800-627-3529

House Public Information Services - Call House Information for assistance with finding your representative and senator.
Phone: (651) 296-2146 or 1 (800) 657-3550

Write to them:
Minnesota District Finder: http://www.gis.leg.mn/mapserver/districts/

MINNESOTA State law requires release of animals:
Agriculture
CHAPTER 35 ANIMAL HEALTH
Minn. Stat. § 35.71 (2001)

35.71 Unclaimed and unredeemed animals impounded; scientific use or other disposition

Subd. 3….The records must be maintained in a form permitting easy perusal by the public. A person may view the records and animals in custody at any time during which the establishment is open to the public. At the end of the five-day period, all animals which remain unredeemed must be made available to any licensed institution which has requested that number of animals. However, if a tag affixed to the animal or a statement by the animal's owner after the animal's seizure specifies that the animal may not be used for research, the animal must not be made available to any institution and may, in the discretion of the establishment, be destroyed after the expiration of the five-day period. If a request is made by a licensed institution to an establishment for more animals than are available at the time of the request, the establishment must withhold from destruction all unclaimed and unredeemed animals until the request has been filled. The actual expense of holding animals beyond the time of notice to the institution of their availability must be borne by the institution receiving them. An establishment which fails or refuses to comply with this section is ineligible for any further public funds from any county or municipality.

25.12.2008 Help the orangutans in Indonesia

alert from: http://naturealert.blogspot.com/
Thursday, 25 December 2008
Orangutans abandoned by orangutan charity.
These photos were taken by Karl Amman in early November 2008. The orangutans you see here have been kept like this for at least four months, during which time Nature Alert has been trying to persuade the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOS), supported by WSPA, to accept these and other orangutans into their rehabilitation centre.

Four months of often intense communications (mainly from me to BOS & WSPA) have failed, and to this day I don't know why BOS, who receive donations to save orangutans, refuse to help these orangutans.

BOS has the spare cage capacity and they have the (maybe your) money. In the case of the orangutans you see on this page (they also feature in my/COPs photos on earlier Blog postings) I even offered in a formal letter to personally pay for the transportation and welfare of these orangutans for a year….even though I knew BOS had plenty of money.

Let me be very clear. The problem is with BOS head office. Not with the rescue centre management - THEIR WORK AND DEDICATION IS WITHOUT QUESTION.

After four months, with Karl Amman now sharing my concerns and outrage, I have decided to name BOS. Trust me, this would never have happened if I felt the BOS head office in Indonesia were acting responsibly towards these orangutans who are in desperate need of help. To this day there is no official explanation why they refuse to help.

WILL YOU NOW HELP THSE ORANGUTANS?
PLEASE DON'T BE LIKE BOS AND IGNORE THE FATE OF THESE SUFFERING ORANGUTANS - THEY CAN'T HELP THEMSELVES CAN THEY?

If you would like to (and I hope you will) express your views to BOS and WSPA, here are their details. I have no reason to think these orangutans (and others featured on this Blog) will be rescued without public pressure.

The most senior person at BOS Indonesia and the man
to whom Nature Alert has been pleading with to
allow his organisation to accept these and other orangutans.
Please write and let him know your opinion of this situation.
Aldrianto Priadjati, Executive Director

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and copy to:
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Why not write to WSPA as well? They raise money for BOS.

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25.11.2008 Urge Irish Ministers to consider a TOTAL BAN on the trade of seal products

Dear all,

The Irish Ministers are too quiet about Ireland's position about the
upcoming seal trade Resolution at the European Parliament and Council.
The Ministers are not even responding to the Irish SPCA nor the Irish
Seal Sanctuary about this issue and precious time is passing by!!!!

Write them individual and very polite e-mails. *PLEASE SEND ME ANY
response you get from them to moc.liamtoh|gro.actac#moc.liamtoh|gro.actac*
<mailto:catca.org@hotmail.com> *ASAP!*

Urge Minister John Gormley ei.norivne|retsinim#ei.norivne|retsinim
<mailto:minister@environ.ie> (Environment), Minister Micheal Martin
ei.afd|retsinim#ei.afd|retsinim <mailto:minister@dfa.ie> (Foreign Affairs), Mary
Coughland ei.pmetne|etsianat#ei.pmetne|etsianat <mailto:tanaiste@entemp.ie> (Trade) and
Minister Brendan Smith ei.vog.erutlucirga|ofni#ei.vog.erutlucirga|ofni
<mailto:info@agriculture.gov.ie> (Agriculture) to please speak out and
state their position
about the seal trade ban.

Urge them to consider a *TOTAL BAN on the trade of seal products*
(export, import and transit) as this could be the first steps to seriously
end the cruel and unnecesary seal hunt in Canada.

NOTE: (This decission could affect a lot the Greenland seal hunt).
Norway, Russia and Namibia certainly would be harmed by this, but
Canada's seal hunt will be the one that would suffer the most with a
decission of a Total Ban.

Thank you!

Ericka Ceballos

Coordinator of the International Campaign for a ban on the trade of Canadian seal products at the EU
Founder/President of Campaigns Against the Cruelty to Animals
Director of the Western Canada Anti Sealing Coalition
P.O. Box 16021, 617 Belmont Street, New Westminster BC V3M-6W6
Phone: 1 (604) 377-6444
E-mail: moc.liamtoh|gro.actac#moc.liamtoh|gro.actac <mailto:catca.org@hotmail.com>

October 30, 2008 Global Campaign to Free the Monkeys of Nepal

New York City, US
Thursday, October 30, 2008

Nepal Consulate, 820 Second Ave. (off E. 44th Street), New York City

Time: 12:00 PM

If you cannot make the protest, you can support our action by calling and writing to the following:

Nepalese Diplomatic Mission/Consulate General
820 Second Avenue, 17th Floor
New York, N. Y. 10017
Tel : 1-212-370-3988 or 3989
Fax : 1-212-953-2038
e-mail: tni.nu|lapen#tni.nu|lapen

Royal Nepalese Embassy
2131 Leroy Place, NW
Washington DC, 20008 USA
Tel : 1-202-667-4550, 4551, 4552
Fax : 1-202-667-5534
e-mail: gro.asuyssabmelapen|ofni#gro.asuyssabmelapen|ofni

For more information about this campaign click on the links below:
Gateway to Hell
Stop Monkey Business

Friday 24th - Friday 31st October 2008 Scary Science Week of Action

In the week leading up to halloween, SHAC will be conducting protests against
HLS customers, who are engaged in scary science.

During this week of action, Monday 27th is dedicated to notorious HLS customer
Novartis, whilst Friday 31st will involve a protest outisde of Huntingdon's
laboratory in Cambridgeshire, UK. The rest of the week is a pick your own
extravaganza, focusing on HLS' largest customers, Glaxo SmithKline, Novartis
and Bristol Myers Squibb, but also incorporating any and all of their other
customers. To find HLS customers in your country, click here.

Please organise a demo in your country. If you are planning a protest, and
would like us to advertise it here:
http://www.shac.net/action/demos/scary_science/index.html, please get in touch.

Also let us know if you are interested in attending the protest at HLS, Cambs,
UK itself, as the injunction limits numbers (although there are plenty of local
customers and suppliers, so don't let the limited numbers put you off).

FRIDAY 24th - (UK) Day of protests in Herefordshire.

MONDAY 27th - (GLOBAL) Novartis Knock Down. Click here:
http://www.novartis.com/about-novartis/locations/worldwide-offices.shtml
to find your local Novartis site, and get protesting!

MONDAY 27th - (UK) Day of protests in Liverpool.
MONDAY 27th - (UK) Day of protests in Hampshire.
MONDAY 27th - (UK) Day of protests in Cheshire.

TUESDAY 28th - (UK) Day of protests in Berkshire.

WEDNESDAY 29th - (UK) Day of protests in Kent.

THURSDAY 30th - (UK) Day of protests in Essex.

FRIDAY 31st - (UK) Protest outside of HLS, Woolley road, Alconbury, Cambs, PE28
4HS.

Contact SHAC to get involved on: ten.cahs|ofni#ten.cahs|ofni

STOP CRUEL NICOTINE EXPERIMENTS ON MONKEYS

All info about the experiments:
http://www.upinsmokecampaign.org/

contact the following individuals at the National Institutes of
Health. Ask that the agency end the decades-long policy of funding
nicotine experiments on animals and instead redirect funds towards
prevention, education and smoking cessation programs
(IDA asks you to keep all correspondence polite ….)
Elias Zerhouni, M.D.
Director, National Institutes of Health
Building 1, Shannon Bldg RM 126
1 Center Drive, MSC 0148
Bethesda, MD 20892-0148
E-mail: ez26y@…
Phone: 301-496-2433
Fax: 301-402-2700

Norka Ruiz Bravo, Ph.D.
Deputy Director: Office of Extramural Research
1 Center Drive, MSC 0152 (Room 144)
Bethesda, MD 20892-0152
E-mail: ruizbran@…
Phone: 301-496-1096
Fax: 301-402-3469

Send email:
Tell NIH To Stop Testing Nicotine On Animals:
http://ga0.org/campaign/NIH_Nicotine

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