Loads of Petitions to be Signed

Please Sign as many of the following petitions as you can – Thank You.

 

Corfu Animal Rescue Establishment:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/tell-a-friend/2321933       http://www.carecorfu.com/

End Whale and Dolphin Slaughter: 

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/end-whale-dolphin-slaughter-in-the-faroe-islands

To ban animals in circuses in Ontario: 

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/ban-animals-in-circuses      http://www.circuses.com

Abused and sick animals at the animal pound of Palencia – Spain: year after year, animals are mistreated and abused. Sick animals have no veterinary care. Animals have no vaccines. The employees show no regards for the wellbeing of the animals at this place. http://www.amigosdemilord.com/apoyanos-con-tu-firma.php

Mass killing of Wild American Horses and Burros: BLM (Bureau of Land Management) -proposes-mass-killing-of-Americas-wild-horses-and-burros

http://tuesdayshorse.wordpress.com/2008/11/11/blm-proposes-mass-killing-of-americas-wild-horses-and-burros-us/

Tell Burberry to Stop Selling Fur:  http://getactive.peta.org/campaign/ukburberry

Introduce legislation in China: http://www.animalsaviors.org/petition.html

Celeb. Boyfriend Kills Girlfriends Cat in Jealous Rage: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/celeb-boyfriend-kills-cat-in-drunken-jealous-rage

Microwave killing of cat in Camrose Alberta – Canada: http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/microwave-killing-of-cat-in-camrose-alberta.html

Undercover Video Shows Rabbits Screaming During Slaughter:  http://getactive.peta.org/campaign/armani_fur_investigation

Slaughter of Sharks:  http://www.hai.ch/Stiftung/Aktionen/08esw/08-eusharkweek-pet.html

I want the TV stations to respect animals in Portugal http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/bastadetelevisoescontraanimais

Tell the government to protect sea turtles from trawls:  http://www.thepetitionsite.com/12/take-action-tell-the-government-to-protect

Edgar County Animal Shelter is a Death house for Dogs:   http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/edgar-county-animal-shelter-is-a-death-house-for-dogs

CARE: Stop animal cruelty throughout Greece:  http://www.thepetitionsite.com/tell-a-friend/2321933   and/or  http://www.thepetitionsite.com/2/greece-protect-your-animals-or-lose-your-tourists

Save the Homeless and Abused Animals of Egypt:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/2/save-the-homeless-and-abused-animals-of-egypt

Heartbreaking Cruelty – Dog Tied up like in a Crucifixtion – Limassol Cyprus: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/heartbreaking-dog-cruelty-cyprus

Bolivian Army TORTURES a dog to train soldiers: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/ejercito-boliviano-tortura-y-mata-a-un-perro-en-entrenamiento

 

Protest against the massacre of stray animals in Bulgaria:

http://protest.docs4dogs.org/

 

Maximum penalty for the men who hacked up a puppy in Australia: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/maximum-penalty-for-the-men-who-hacked-up-a-puppy

 

Hope for Horse made to carry Lion in China:  

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/hope-for-horse-made-to-carry-lion

 

STOP the killing of wild geese in theNetherlands:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/18/stop-killing-geese-in-the-netherlands

 

Help Stop the Sadistic ‘Fire Bull’ Festival in Soria: http://getactive.peta.org/campaign/toro_de_fuego?rk=8pXfI8KqACggW

 

Change military Policy about animals:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/tell-a-friend/2194011

 

Australia’s Ultra-Fine Wool Industry – Wool: Australia’s Secret Shame: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/stop-battery-sheep-farming

 

 

Humane Society Sues Over Fur … and Take Action Against FUR Being Sold on Amazon

Humane Society sues retailers, designers over fur

Tell Amazon.com To Stop Selling Fur

 

..send the message !!!

 

Article that just appeared in the Miami Herald.  Monday, 11.24.08

Click here: Humane Society sues retailers, designers over fur – Breaking News – Business – MiamiHerald.com

 

http://www.miamiherald.com/business/breaking-news/story/786115.html

 

Humane Society sues retailers, designers over fur

By GILLIAN GAYNAIR

Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON — The Humane Society of the United States filed a lawsuit Monday against six major retailers and fashion designers alleging they falsely advertise and label fur garments.

The suit claims that Dillard’s, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and designer Andrew Marc misrepresent fur products by labeling and marketing them as “faux fur,” when they are not; or by advertising and labeling products as common raccoon, fox or rabbit fur, when they are really made from raccoon dog, a canine species from Asia.

The complaint also alleges that the retailers are in violation of the federal Fur Products Labeling Act and Federal Trade Commission Act, which prohibit mislabeling of fur products.

Rebecca Judd, senior attorney with the Humane Society, said the group is seeking a court order to halt to what she called deceptive business practices by retailers.

“We filed this after we tried now for several years to have the fur industry stop their widespread false advertising and labeling,” Judd said.

She added the group wants to alert consumers, especially those concerned about animal welfare, that fur garments are “best left out of the shopping bag.”

Representatives from Macy’s and Neiman Marcus said they don’t comment on pending litigation. Dillard’s, Lord & Taylor and Andrew Marc did not return telephone calls for comment. A representative from Saks could not be immediately reached by The Associated Press after calls seeking comment.

Judd said the suit was filed in D.C. under its Consumer Protection Procedures Act because the Humane Society focused much of its investigation in the Washington region. All the retailers named in the suit have stores in the area. Andrew Marc sells his brands online and in retail stores around Washington.

Since it began investigating in 2005, Judd said the Humane Society has sent dozens of letters to retailers – including those named in Monday’s suit – informing them of their findings.

Some companies, including Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger stopped selling fur products, Judd said. Others, such as rap artist Sean “Diddy” Combs, quit producing coats from his Sean John line that had raccoon dog fur; and rapper Jay-Z pulled coats with raccoon dog from his Rocawear label.

Raccoon dogs resemble oversized, fluffy raccoons and aren’t kept as pets. According to the suit, more than 1.5 million of them are being raised for their fur in China, and have been documented to be skinned alive. Importing raccoon dog fur isn’t illegal.

The Humane Society never received a “written commitment to stop selling mislabeled fur” from the six defendants after alerting them to the group’s findings, Judd said.

The defendants are also among more than 20 companies named in two legal petitions the Humane Society filed earlier this year and in 2007 with the Federal Trade Commission, which enforces the federal fur labeling act.

In the petitions, the animal rights group ask the commission to fine the high-end retailers and designers of clothing that contains mislabeled fur. The group also would like inventories seized and, possibly, charges filed.

In 2007, Charles Jayson, chief executive of Andrew Marc, disputed the Humane Society and insisted in a statement that all fur on his coats labeled as raccoon contains “only farm-bred raccoon fur from Finland, and our items labeled ‘faux fur’ are a 100 percent synthetic fabric.”

Mislabeling fur is a misdemeanor punishable by up to a $5,000 fine or a year in prison. Fur valued at less than $150 doesn’t have to be labeled.

The petitions are still pending.

The Humane Society said it began investigating mislabeled fur claims after the society got a tip from someone who bought a coat with trim labeled as faux fur that felt real. At the time, teams bought coats from popular retailers and then had the coats tested by mass spectrometry, which measures the mass and sequence of proteins.

The society said most of the fur came from China.

Associated Press writer Sarah Skidmore contributed to this report.

 


 

Urge Amazon.com to Stop Selling Fur

Today: Call-In Day: And Click Below To Send An E-mail!

Fur Free Friday is almost here and activists everywhere are hunkering down to finalize their plans for the most prolific Fur Free Friday yet! In fact, this year, events are taking place in over 75 cities on every continent besides Antarctica! Hopefully there is an event close enough for you to participate. If not, you can still help fur-bearing animals by asking Amazon.com to stop selling fur today!

 

Every year, over 50 million animals are brutally killed and skinned to make fur products. While many companies have pledged to go fur-free, other popular companies, such as Amazon.com, continue to cause and profit from animal suffering.

 

After receiving nearly 12,000 emails, Amazon.com’s competitor, Zappos.com, recently stopped selling all items with fur and pledged to stay fur-free. Now we need you to help us convince Amazon to follow Zappos’ lead and become fur-free, as so many other retailers – including Nike, Gap, J. Crew, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, and Forever 21 – have.

 

What you can do:

 

Please click here to send an e-mail to Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos politely asking him to remove fur from the Amazon.com Web site permanently! Then follow up with a letter, fax and/or personal email:

 

Amazon.com Inc.
1200 12th Ave. S., Ste. 1200
Seattle, WA 98144
(206) 622-2335; press O to speak to an Amazon.com operator

 

Talking Points:

  • I was disappointed to learn that Amazon.com contributes to the suffering of millions of animals by selling real fur–and thrilled to learn that your competitor, Zappos.com, has recently gone fur-free.
  • As you know, animals on fur farms spend their entire lives confined to cramped, filthy wire cages.
  • Fur farmers use the cheapest and cruelest killing methods available, including suffocation, electrocution, gassing, and poisoning.
  • With so many alternatives to animal fur available, it’s time for your company to remove fur from its collections permanently. Whether it comes from minks, foxes, raccoons, chinchillas, beavers, rabbits, or lynxes, fur looks best on its original owners.
  • Please do the right thing: Follow Zappos’ lead and ditch the fur.

All of these talking points are already inserted in the e-mail you can send in ten seconds by clicking here: http://ga0.org/campaign/FFF_Amazon