8th November – Rome – National Demonstration Against the Fur Industry

**WARNING** – Graphic Animal Cruelty
Please spread the word around…………………
On Saturday 8th November 2008, Milan, Italy based International Animal Protection Organisation, ‘OIPA’ http://www.oipa.org/  will be in their capital city of Rome for a national demo against fur farming / industry.
 
There is an open invitation waiting for anyone to visit Rome to join the demonstration.
 
OIPA have collected thousands of signatures against fur farming in Italy; these will be delivered to Italian Parliament.
Saturday 8th November is an important day for the Anti Fur campaign in Italy.
 
It would be wonderful for OIPA to have international support for their day: demos, photos against fur in other cities or letters of support.
 
International support is very much welcomed.
 
Contact / liaison with OIPA for anyone wishing to go to Rome or send letters of support for the day can be made by visiting the OIPA web site at   http://www.oipa.org/
 
Thank  You
All photos – OIPA.
OIPA are part of the ‘Serbian Animals Voice’ Team
AND IF THERE IS STILL ANYONE OUT THERE WHO IS UNDECIDED ABOUT FUR AND THE ANIMAL CRUELTY INVOLVED IN PUTTING INTO THE FASHION INDUSTRY, THEN PLEASE LOOK AT THE FOLLOWING PETA VIDEO:
WOMEN LOOK MOST BEAUTIFUL WEARING THEIR OWN SKIN, AND ANIMALS LOOK MOST BEAUTIFUL WEARING THEIRS, SO WOMEN, PLEASE KEEP IT THAT WAY – DONT DRESS UP LIKE SOMETHING YOU ARE NOT – MAKE THE PLEDGE AND STAY FUR FREE  !
Mark Johnson – SAV.

India: Orrisa Floods – Can You Help in ANY Way Please ?

Dear friends,
 
please get in touch with Mr Praddep Nath from Orrisa SPCA, if you can help him with saving animals in Orissa Flood in any way.
see message and pics below
 
thanks
 
Rishi Dev
 
Citizens For Animal Rights, Delhi
———- Forwarded message ———-
From: VSPCA Updates <info@visakhaspca.org>
Date: Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 10:26 PM
Subject: URGENT: Orissa flood situation report
Visakha SPCADear Friends,

Unable to bear the current flooding in the Orrisa coastal areas of India (about 300 kms from us), I write this appeal to all those who might be able to help the animals in 14 districts affected – more than half of Orrisa!

After the recent flooding our teams have been working in the West Godavari district (south of us) and the Srikakulam areas (north) – these areas are now improving. Our appeal now is to tackle a greater challenge that has driven half of the state of Orrisa into a crisis. Government funding is coming in to help in this dire situation, and we are lobbying and appealing for aid to help the animals in these regions as well. The animals urgently need fodder and medicine, and abandoned and homeless animals need to be rescued. But we have to lead by example, sending our teams in right now. Ever since the Mahanadi river started to rise, we have been following the situation by coordinating and joining with other NGO’s. Since May 2008, many areas were devastated with continuous rains overlowing river embankments and rendering all helpless, breaking down all communications and collapsing of bridges that stopped many railways.

VSPCA's previous flood-time rescue efforts

Some photos of VSCA’s previous rescue efforts during flood crises.

We have just now been able to get the latest Orissa situation reports from the Director of Animal Husbandry (please contact us for these documents). 2554 villages and over a million large and small animals need immediate help in Orissa.

To those of you here in India, if you are willing to support our teams in any manner please to get in touch with us. We need all forms of assistance, including veterinarians, experts and those with strong wills to deal with the situation (all materials and equipment needed will be supplied.)

To those of you worldwide, we send this urgent message to appeal to your kind financial donation that will be wisely and carefully used in remedying this crisis, and look forward to letting you know later on that much has been accomplished.

Thanking you,
Pradeep Nath

Founder and President, Visakha SPCA
26-15-200 Main Road, Visakhapatnam
Andhra Pradesh 530001, India
Tel: 91-891-2716124 (office) 2001046 (shelter)
http://visakhaspca.org

P.S. Some recent new reports discussing the crisis in Orissa:

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Serbian Animal Welfare Campaigners Write and Ask the Serbian Government for a ‘No Kill’ Sterilisation Policy

The following is a direct copy of a presentation made by Zlata, Slavica and Branka; Serbian citizens, to members of the Serbian government on the subject of asking for their (the governments) full support for the establishment of a No Kill spay and neuter policy throughout Serbia.  This content of this letter is fully endorsed by both SAV and OIPA -Organization of International Protection of Animals; Milano.

 

 

—– Original Message —–

From: Help Animals

To: mkrstic@predsednik.srbija.yu ; lgvozden@sr.gov.yu ; snezana.poledica@minpolj.sr.gov.yu ; micovicz@minpolj.sr.gov.yu ; s.celebicanin@minpolj.sr.gov.yu ; kabinetpredsednika@parlament.sr.gov.yu ; muprs@mup.sr.gov.yu ; kabinet@ljudskaprava.gov.rs ; kabinet.zdravlje@zdravlje.sr.gov.yu ; kabinet.mps@sr.gov.yu ; kontakt@predsednik.srbija.yu ; info@ekoserb.sr.gov.yu ; rjtdz@bitsyu.net

 

Sent: Friday, September 26, 2008

 

Subject: YOUR SUPPORT TO NO KILL SPAY AND NEUTER STRATEGY – in order to legally practice general public benefit

 

 

President of the Republic of Serbia, Belgrade

Government of the Republic of Serbia, Belgrade

Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia, Belgrade

President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, Belgrade

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water management, Republic of Serbia, Belgrade

Veterinary Directorate, Belgrade

Ministry of Health, the Republic of Serbia, Belgrade

Ministry of Finance, the Republic of Serbia, Belgrade

Ministry of Ecology and Urban Planning, the Republic of Serbia, Belgrade

Ministry of Human and Minority Rights, the Republic of Serbia, Belgrade

Ministry of Education, the Republic of Serbia, Belgrade

 

September 25th, 2008

 

 

SUBJECT: YOUR SUPPORT TO NO KILL SPAY AND NEUTER STRATEGY – in order to legally practice general public benefit

 

 

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

we are asking You for Your public support, declarative and practical, of the nacional No Kill spay and neuter strategy, in the matter of:

eradication of irresponsible ownership of cats and dogs – as a cause, and therefore, eradication of stray cats and dogs problem – as a consequence,

by the President of Serbia, the Prime Minister of Serbia, Government of Serbia, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Veterinary Directorate, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Human and Minority Rights, the Ministry of Education,

having in mind the general public, financial, legal and moral importance of the national No Kill spay and neuter strategy –

 

based on the fact that the Law Proposal has only changed the present methods of dealing with this problem regarding the lenght of time period from the moment of catching animals to the moment of their killing, thus significantly increasing public expenses by keeping cats and dogs up to 30 days in municipal shelters including the costs related to their food, medicines, vaccination and microchipping – all of it mandatory by the Law for every owner of the animal, either temporary or permanent.  

 

It is beyond any doubt, that it is illegal and punishable to maltreat animals, to be involved in money laundry and other kinds of financial criminal as well as to instruct, orally and in written, on behalf of the Veterinary Directorate, that it is legal to keep ‘stray’ cats and dogs in municipal shelters (in order to save money) without their microchipping, vaccination, medical treatment, feeding, elimination of parasites, i.e. without all the mandatory obligations of every animal owner from the moment of their receiption, temporary or permanent, since such instructions may be grounds for corruption, irresponsible spending of public money, lack of control of scope and quality of work done and therefore of the justifiblity of spent financial means.

 

 

With national No Kill spay and neuter startegy it is possible and necessary to achieve legal, financialy and moraly justified (moral spending of tax payers’ money and moral behaviour towards living being of other kinds) method of eradication of this social problem cause and effects, contrary to so far useless, uncontrolled and legaly discrepant solutions. With national No Kill spay and neuter startegy it is possible and necessary to statutory eliminate all possible ways of misuse of money for the animals and their ill tretament, as well as to respect the rights and feeling of the minority in Serbia who cares for the animals.        

 

Mandatory sterilization of companion cats and dogs, financed from the republic and municipal budgets, will provide legal, financialy and moraly reasonable method of solving this problem, as well as of all future expenses deriving from it, fully in accordance with the constitutional equality of human rights. 

 

Furthermore, it is necessary to enable continuous education of all generations of Serbian citizens, about the  correct behaviour towards animals and its proved effect on emphatic behaviour towards people, i.e. towards all weak and unprotected living creatures as a specific campaign against criminal and brutal behaviour and as a support to positive values in life.

 

Explication:

 

Selective sterilization (spay and neuter)  of only ‘stray’ cats and dogs increases general public expenses since it doesn’t deal with the continuous source of new, unregistered, not identified and not vaccinated animals  the irresponsible owners, additionaly burdening the budgets.

      

The costs of expensive compensation towards the citizens who had been biten by those animals (since those animals were not microchipped) also burden municipal budgets, with the growing trend of financial manipulation.

 

Manipulations throughout Serbia, jointly undertaken by the hunters (armed individuals whose right to carry weapons is based only upon their membership in a citizen association usually sistematicaly violating the Law on Hunting for the sake of personal profit /e.g. killing foxes for personal profit in spite of the Law on Hunting of the Protected Species, massive killings of cats and dogs financied by the municipal budgets/ and the shinters-dog catchers, by their mutual contracts (between zoo hygene service and local veterinary service) are enabled by: – disregard of the Law on Veterinary Practice regulations; failure to organize anti-rabies (peroral) vaccination of wild animals, as obligatory to be done by the veterinarians and to be enabled by the hunters (financed from the republic budget). It is undoubtfully a common financial manipulation perpetrated via manipulation with the animals, as illustrated by the fact that a rabies virus depot, in a certain region, is not related to specific animal species – foxes, but to all the species of domestic and wild animals, and therefore, elimination of the potential RABIES VIRUS depots can be done only by elimination of ALL the entities in ALL animal species in subject region, domestic and wild – which makes this method of eradication of the virus totaly inadequate and irrational, and advocates for the vaccination importance and utilization.                   

 

No Kill spay & neuter strategy:

 

Mandatory sterilization of all companion cats and dogs, apart from their vaccination, microchipping and mandatory (peroral) anti-rabies vaccination of wild animals provides conditions for legal treatment of animals and controled spending of high amounts of money from tax payers in Serbia, with the tendency of reduction of these expenses. This tendency is of general social interest since it can help to save and redirect money from the republic and municipal budgets for e.g. eradication of  late phase of cervical cancer among women in Serbia as the most numerous population with this problem in whole Europe, by financing of national strategy for early carcinom detection and targeted cervical biopsy and cotization tretments in the process of disease verification and examination. This would dramaticaly increase the number of entirely cured women with their fully recovered generative and working ability, personal and family life.       

 

 

Conclusion:

 

Implementation of national No Kill strategy enables:

 

1.       eradication of the problem cause i.e. the problem of the irresaponsible owners whose legal rights can be restricted only by other citizens’ legal rights in their mutual interest and in the interest of animals which will no longer be ‘euthanasied’ as an euphemism for their killing ( euthanasia = the killing out of mercy, in terminal case of an intractable illness or complicated injury which cause great pain and suffering)

 

2.       eradication of the category of ‘stray’ cats and dogs population, as a consequence of irresponsible ownership

3.       eradication of Rabies virus in Serbia, with all the positive effects of this accomplishment and joining other European countries with same epizootiological level 

4.       eradication of immoral spending of money, collected from the tax payers’, for personal profit of the individuals, thus harming general public interest

5.       eradication of cases of late cervical carcinoma among women in Serbia and its consequential impact on their personal and family lives, of the expanses of their medical treatment still inefficient to prevent possible death  

 

 «It is time we steered by the stars and not by the lights of every passing ship.»

(Cordell Hull )

 

„Vreme je da se rukovodimo prema sjaju zvezda iznad nas, a ne prema svetlima svakog broda koji pored

   nas  prolazi.”  

 

 

Sincerely Yours,

 

Slavica Mazak Bešlić

Prijatelj-EPAR/OIPA/Alijansa za prava životinja/SAV/GAARP

24000 Subotica, Matka Vukovića,9

https://serbiananimalsvoice.wordpress.com/

www.epar.org.yu

epar@epar.org.rs

 

Zlata Korjenić

HELP ANIMALS

11000 Beograd

helpanim@bitsyu.net

 

Branka Paško

ARKA

21000 Novi Sad

arka@arka.org.rs

 

Mark Johnson

Serbian Animals Voice

London

https://serbiananimalsvoice.wordpress.com/

 

Massimo Pradella

OIPA -Organization of International Protection of Animals

Milano

www.oipa.org

 

 


Subject: VAŠA PODRŠKA NACIONALNOJ NO KILL STERILIZACIJA STRATEGIJI – radi zakonitog ostvarenja opšteg javnog interesa

 

Predsednik Republike Srbije,Beograd

Vlada Republike Srbije, Beograd

Predsednik  Vlade Republike Srbije,Beograd

Predsednik Narodne Skupštine Republike Srbije,Beograd

Ministarstvo poljoprivrede,šumarstva i vodoprivrede, Republike Srbije,Beograd

Uprava za veterinu,Beograd

Ministarstvo zdravlja Republike Srbije, Beograd

Ministarstvo finansija Republike Srbije,Beograd

Ministarstvo zaštite životne sredine i prostorno planiranje Republike Srbije,

Ministarstvo za ljudska i manjinska prava, Beograd

Ministarstvo prosvete Republike Srbije,Beograd

25.9.2008.

Hitno

 

Poštovani,

 

Obraćamo Vam se s molbom  za javnu podršku , deklarativnu i praktičnu,  nacionalnoj No kill sterilizacija strategiji  za :

 

eradikaciju problema neodgovornog vlašništva pasa i mačaka –uzroka, te na taj način eradikaciju   problema pasa i mačaka „lutalica“ – posledica ,

 

od strane  Predsednika  Republike Srbije, Premijera Vlade  Republike Srbije ,Vlade Rep.Srbije,Ministarstva poljoprivrede,Uprave za veternu , Ministarstva zdravlja,Ministarstva za ljudska i manjinska prava, Ministarstva prosvete,

 

s obzirom na  opšti javni , materijalni , zakonski i  moralni značaj nacionalne No kill sterilizacija strategije –  

,koji  se temelji i na  činjenici da  dosadašnji način rešavanja – a  koji se  Nacrtom Zakona o dobrobiti životinja  menja samo u  pogledu redefinisanja  vremenskog intervala od  trenutka hvatanja do trenutka ubijanja   dovodeći do  značajnog povećavanja javnih troškova  držanjem pasa i mačaka do 30 dana u opštinskim prihvatilištima – nametanjem  troškova za hranjenje, lečenje,  vakcinisanje, mikročipovanje ,  na koje  zakon obavezuje  svakog  držaoca  bilo da je držanje privremeno ili trajno,

Nesporno je da  je protivzakonito  i zatvorski kažnjivo mučenje životinja , pranje novca i privredni prestupi i kriminal , kao i  eventualno  davanje uputstva – usmenog  ili pismenog  – od strane zaposlenih u Upravi za veterinu: da se  psi i mačke „lutalice“    mogu držati u opštinskim prihvatilištima  , radi uštede novca :  bez  mikročipovanja , vakcinisanja  , lečenja, hranjenja, ,uklanjanja endo-ektoparazita,  tj  bez svih postupanja prema životinjama  koja su zakonom  obligatna za svakog  držaoca  životinja od momenta kada  životinja stupi u objekat koji je u nadležnosti tog držaoca  : i  privremenog i trajnog. , iz razloga  što  davanje takvih uputstava  predstavlja  omogućavanja i podstrekivanja  korupcije,  nemoralnog trošenja  javnog novca , onemogućavanja  kontrole trošenja  javnog novca  nemogućnošću vršenja  kontrole  obima  i kvaliteta obavljenog posla i  kontrole  postojanja ili ne : namenskog trošenja novca  ili njegovog  protivpravnog prisvajanja i pranja novca.

 

Zakonit, finansijski i moralno opravdan (moralno trošenje novca poreskih obveznika i moralno postupanje s kičmenjacima druge vrste ) način eradikacije uzroka  i posledica ovog opšteg javnog problema ,  za čije dosadašnje bezuspešno, nekontrolisano , nesaglasno zakonima  Rep.Srbije ,rešavanje  , su trošeni , i troše se i danas , novci poreskih obveznika moguće je i nužno sprovesti na nacionalnom nivou  No kill sterilizacija strategijom ,kako bi se sve protivzakonite mogućnosti postupanja s novcem namenjenim ovom problemu i s životinjama ,  uklonile na zakonit način ,  i prestala  biti uzurpirana ljudska prava i nanočenje  mentalne agresije  značajnoj manjini gradjana Srbije – koja respektuje  životinje .

Obavezna sterilizacija vlasničkih pasa i mačaka o trošku republičkog i opštinskih budžeta omogućuje zakonit , finansijsko i moralno opravdan  način  uklanjanja  problema i svih budućih troškova koji su se njegovom persistencijom nametali  opštinskim i republičkom budžetu utemeljen na ustavom zagarantovana jednaka prava gradjana ,koja mogu biti  ograničena samo  identičnim pravima  drugih gradjana .

Takodje je potrebno omogućiti kontinuiranu edukaciju  gradjana Srbije, svih uzrasta,  o načinu ophodjenja prema životinjama , kao dokazanom temelju  stvaranja saosećajnog ophodjenja i prema ljudima  tj.prema svim nezaštićenim bespomoćnim  živim bićima radi afirmisanja   proverenog  puta  za smanjenje kriminaliteta , sistematskim potiskivanjem brutalnog odnosa prema  svim živim bićima i  afirmisanjem pozitinog stava prema  stvarnim vrednostima .

 

Obrazloženje:

 

Sterilizacija samo pasa i mačaka  „lutalica“ povećava  opšte javne izdatke  ,jer ostaje  prisutan i  nadalje  izvor novih  neobeleženih , nevakcinisanih jedinki : dvorišta neodgovornih vlasnika , troškovi njihovog obeležavanja i vakcinacije  opetovano opterećuju republiči i oipštinske budžete.

 

Ogromni odštetni zahtevi ujedenih gradjana – s obzirom da psi i mačke nisu  mikročipovani – padaju na teret opštinskih budžeta – gde je primećen  porast trenda manipulacija ovim novcem.

 

Manipulacije u kojima udruženo učestvuju lovci i  šinterski timovi (zoohigijeničarske službe i lokalne veterinarske službe po  medjusobnom ugovoru o delu ) u Srbiji –  ubijanjem  od strane  lovaca ( naoružanih  pojedinaca  koji svoje pravo na  korišćenje oružja zasnivaju jedino na  članstvu u  jednom udruženju gradjana koje  sistematično krši Zakon o lovstvu, radi sticanja lične materijalne  dobiti  ,  izmedju ostalog : opetovanim ubijanjima, Zakonom o lovstvu zaštićene vrste – lisice ,radi lične koristi pojedinaca ,  a  takodje i masovno ubijanje pasa i mačaka o trošku opštinskih budžeta – omogućeno je:
  nepostupanjem po nalozima Zakona o veterinarstvu  , nesprovodjenjem ( peroralne ) antirabične vakcinacije  divljih životinja , koje su dužni o trošku rep.budžeta sprovesti  veterinari , a omogućiti  to sprovodjenje : držaoci divljih životinja – lovci . Da je u pitanju manipulacija novcem  putem  manipulacija životinjama dokazuje činjenica da  se  suprotno egzaktnoj istini  da  rezervoar virusa rabiesa u jednom  regionu nije samo jedna životinjska vrsta -lisice  , nego sve životinjske  vrste , divljih i domaćih životinja – i da , ako se eradikacija VIRUSA RABIESA želi postići ubijanjem  potencijalnih rezervoara , moraju biti ubijene  SVE  jedinke SVIH  životinjskih  vrsta u tom regionu,  kako divljih tako  pripitomljenih – što ovaj način  eradikacije VIRUSA RABIESA  čini  neadekvatnim ,neracionalnim  i potencira značaj i primenjivost VAKCINACIJE  .

 

No kill sterilizacija strategija:

Obuhvatajući  obaveznu sterilizaciju  svih  valsničkih pasa i mačaka ,pored obavezne vakcinacije i mikročipovanja ,   i  obaveznu ( peroralnu )  antirabičnu  vakcinaciju divljih životinja  omogućuju zakonita postupanja prema životinjama i kontrolisano namensko trošenje ogromnih suma novca poreskih obveznika  Rep.Srbije ,s trendom pada tih troškova , što ima opšti društveni značaj  , jer se ovim putem – postupanjima po važećim zakonima  uštedjen deo novca poreskih obveznika  iz republičkog i iz  opštinskih budžeta može preusmeriti na eradikaciju  odmaklog  karcinoma  grlića materice kod žena u  Srbiji  – koja je na prvom mestu u Evropi po broju  žena obolelih od odmaklog karcinoma  grlića materice , – finansiranjem  nacionalne akcije rane detekcije  ovog  karcinoma koji je ,ukoliko  se dijagnostikuje – a to omogućuje   ranom detekcijom iznalaženje  suspektnih  slučajeva te sprovodjenje ciljane  kontrolisane biopsije i konizacije  grlića materice  radi histo-patološke verifikacije karcinoma i stepena njegove proširenosti . Na taj način  moguće je  značajno povećati broj žena koje su  100% izlečene, i koje ostaju 100% generativno i radno sposobne s  neporemećenim kvalitetom života  kako ličnog tako i života svoje  familije.

 

Zaključak :

 

Primenjivanje  nacionalne No kill sterilizacija strategije  omogućuje :

 

  1. eradikaciju  uzroka problema tj. neodgovornih vlasnika – čija ustavna prava i slobode mogu biti ograničena samo pravima i slobodama  drugih gradjana , bez štete za gradjane obe grupe, a na korist  obe grupe  i životinja  koje  neće biti izložene  ubijanjima  , koja su  neopravdano imenovana   eutanazijom ( euthanasia ae,femininum+ ubistvo iz milosrdja, u terminalnom stadijumu inkurabilno  bolesne ili ireoarabilno povredjene jedinke koja trpi  neotklonjive bolove i patnju ) .
  2. eradikacija  kategorije: pasa i mačaka „lutalica“- koja je  posledica neodgovornog vlasništva
  3. eradikacija virusa rabiesa  u  Republici Srbiji , sa svim  opštim javnim korisnim efektima  ovog postignutog cilja ,  te pridruživanje  evropskim  državama  istog  epizootiološkog  kvaliteta
  4. eradikacija nemoralnog trošenja  novca poreskih obveznika radi lične koristi pojedinaca , a na uštrb  opetovane štete opštem javnom inetersu,
  5. eradikacija  odmaklog karcinoma grlića materice u  žena u Rep.Srbiji , i svih  nepovoljnosti za  obolelu ličnost i njenu familiju , i svih  troškova lečenja  ovog odmaklog  inkurabilnog karcinoma  koji ne otklanjaju  izvesnost  infaustnog ishoda  .

 

It is time we steered by the stars and not by the lights of every passing ship. „   Cordell Hull

 

S poštovanjem

Slavica Mazak Bešlić

Prijatelj-EPAR/OIPA/Alijansa za prava životinja/SAV/GAARP

24000 Subotica, Matka Vukovića,9

https://serbiananimalsvoice.wordpress.com/

www.epar.org.yu

epar@epar.org.rs

 

Zlata Korjenić

HELP ANIMALS

11000 Beograd

helpanim@bitsyu.net

 

Branka Paško

ARKA

21000 Novi Sad

arka@arka.org.rs

 

Mark Johnson

Serbian Animals Voice

London

https://serbiananimalsvoice.wordpress.com/

 

Massimo Pradella

OIPA -Organization of International Protection of Animals

Milano

www.oipa.org

 

 

 

USA – Please See the (Cartoon) Video – ‘Prop 2’ is the Way to Go for 20 Million Farm Animals

Thanks to Susan in the United States for sending this info through;

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU WATCH THE “DIRECTORS CUT” VERSION ESPECIALLY.

http://uncaged.yesonprop2.com/

Tomorrow, I won’t be singing for my supper. But I will be dancing with Ellen DeGeneres to get the word out about Proposition 2 — a modest anti-cruelty measure that will end the inhumane confinement of 20 million farm animals in tiny crates and cages where they can barely move for their entire lives.

The YES! on Prop 2 campaign in California is one of The Humane Society of the United States’ top priorities from now until November 4. If we win, it could mean not only stopping cruelty to animals in California, but also triggering nationwide reforms in the agribusiness industry.

Here are two important ways you can get involved this week in the campaign to pass Prop 2:

Tune in to the Ellen DeGeneres Show tomorrow, September 26th — I’ll be talking with Ellen about Proposition 2, and how it will help millions of farm animals in California and across the country. Click here to see when the show will air where you live.

And you can bet I’ll have my dancing shoes on…

Watch our new video to hear straight from the, ahem, pig’s mouth about how you can help farm animals.

It’s a funny animation, with a tune I bet you’ll recognize, but don’t get me wrong — the heinous treatment of farm animals is no laughing matter. Watch this short movie, then be sure to share it with everyone you know.

Agribusiness big shots nationwide have poured millions of dollars into their deceptive campaign to fight Prop 2 — they want to keep the status quo and defeat this commonsense initiative that simply provides animals the room to turn around and spread their limbs. Millions of animals are counting on us to stop them.

California voters care about protecting animals, but our factory farm opponents will try to confuse them about the issue. With just 5 weeks left before the election, we’ve got to do all we can now to get our message out far and wide and ensure they vote YES! on Proposition 2. Please share our video with your friends and family — especially those who are California voters.

Thank you for raising your voice, and for all that you do for animals.

Sincerely,

Wayne Pacelle
President & CEO
The Humane Society of the United States
PS — If Prop 2 passes in California, it will lead to more humane farming practices on a national scale. That’s why your involvement is so important — no matter where you live! Click here to watch the video and spread the word today.