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Officials in Little Chute have approved the use of cruel bowhunting to control resident deer populations. Bowhunting is among the cruelest forms of hunting. Bowhunters often spend hours following bloody tracks before finding wounded deer. Many are not found, and their deaths are slow and painful. It can take weeks for them to succumb to their injuries.
Families are then torn apart, and young and weak animals starve or die of dehydration.
Please urge Little Chute officials to halt all bowhunts.
Please send polite comments to:
Michael Vanden Berg
Little Chute Village President
Please also e-mail the members of the Little Chute Board of Trustees using the following e-mail addresses:
Victory! Army Ends Use of Live Monkeys in Chemical Casualty Courses
The U.S. Army will stop poisoning live monkeys in chemical weapons training exercises. After PCRM’s recent legal complaint and more than 30,000 e-mails sent by PCRM supporters to the Army, the Department of Defense has agreed to switch to nonanimal training methods.
In a recent meeting with Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, an outspoken Congressional opponent of the practice, generals from Fort Detrick and Aberdeen Proving Ground confirmed that the Department of Defense will soon end the use of monkeys in these exercises.
“I congratulate the military on moving away from the cruel, ineffective method of poisoning monkeys to try to teach medical personnel about nerve agent exposure,“ says John J. Pippin, M.D., F.A.C.C., director of academic affairs for PCRM. “Military medical professionals should be fully prepared to cope with a chemical weapons attack, and the best training involves human-patient simulators and other high-tech methods.”
While Army officials have agreed to end this animal use in favor of such high-tech methods, they have not committed to a timeline, stating only that the use of monkeys will stop in the near future.
To thank Army leaders and ask them to end the use of monkeys immediately, visit PCRM.org/Research.
Please take a minute to let Army medical leaders know that you appreciate the U.S. Army’s agreement to end the use of live vervet monkeys in chemical casualty management training, and that the transition should happen immediately.
Here are some talking points:
Thank you for agreeing to end the use of live vervet monkeys in chemical casualty management training.
Medical simulation will provide a superior educational experience for Army trainees.
Since the U.S. Army already owns hundreds of medical simulators, this transition should be implemented quickly.
Until this transition is completed, monkeys will continue to suffer the effects of simulated nerve attacks, with symptoms including vomiting, excessive sweating, and seizures.
Please end this cruel use of live monkeys immediately and release the monkeys to sanctuary.
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Dog Survived Gas Chamber, Up for Adoption
A stray beagle mix that cheated death in an Alabama dog pound’s gas chamber is up for adoption in New Jersey. (Oct. 28)
He was checked out by a veterinarian and found to be in good health, so after a brief stay at a foster home in Tennessee, Daniel made the trip to Eleventh Hour Rescue in New Jersey, where he is now up for adoption.
He has the sweetest, happiest personality! He appears to be a Beagle or high Beagle mix. He weighs about 20 lbs and is approximately 5 years old. He just wants to be near you and be loved!
See below for his horrific and miraculous survival story:
He is doing fine! No after effects of the gas chamber!!! Walked out of the gas chamber when they opened the door. All of the other dogs were dead…and he stood there WAGGING his tail!
He needs a furever, loving family that will never throw him away again! He is special and has been touched by the grace of God! He is a miracle dog!
Stop St. Petersburg Police from Shooting Dogs
Why this is Important
When a police officer’s first line of defense in restraining an animal is to reach for a weapon, it is sending the wrong message to the community that they swore to uphold and protect. If the police officer is the first responder involving an animal, then the police officers should be trained in animal control techniques. The “uncooperative animal” that the police officer may kill could be someone’s senior pet who could be afraid, deaf, or in pain and not able to respond to the officer’s request.
Boomer, the 12-year-old arthritic Golden Retriever shown in this photo, was shot and killed by St. Petersburg Police in October. His death is tragic enough on its own, but the fact that he was the 7th dog killed by the police department this year shows that the officers not only need training, but a clear policy that encourages non-lethal dog handling techniques.
St. Petersburg Police Department must adopt a new policy for standing operating procedure when they deal with canines that incorporates a force continuum, with lethal force as a last resort.
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Boomer’s Family and Fans Want St. Petersburg Police to Stop Shooting Pets
It’s a pet owner’s worst nightmare: their senior, arthritic dog gets out of the yard, but instead of finding his way home or to the safety of a friendly neighbor, he’s shot and killed by police.That’s what happened to Boomer, the 12-year-old golden retriever of Lauren and Roy Glass of St. Petersburg, Florida.
Boomer’s story also touched Peter Fitzgerald, a Professor of Law at Florida’s Stetson University who is involved in dog rescue. “Proper training for police officers and others likely to be involved in dog related incidents is crucial,” said Professor Fitzgerald. “While there may be circumstances where lethal force is appropriate and required in an encounter with a dog or any animal, that should be the very last resort. There are certainly many more situations where non-lethal alternatives might be more appropriate, especially when the animal is collared and tagged and appears to be socialized as a pet.”