Italy: OIPA International Newsletter – December 08

OIPA

International Organization for Animal Protection

INTERNATIONAL NEWS LETTER

December 2008

 

URGE EU TO STOP SUBSIDISING BULLFIGHTS

The EU is supporting the torturing to death of bulls in the bullring and countless other animals in village ‘blood fiestas’. We find it absolutely disgusting that a proportion of my tax goes to support animal abuse.

http://www.oipa.org/bullfight.html

 

BAN HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGES IN NEW YORK CITY

Every year, the list of accidents involving horse-drawn carriages grows longer. Horses are often forced to labor in all weather extremes while walking on hard pavement, dodging cars, and inhaling exhaust fumes. After decades of controversy, it has become clear that additional rules and monitoring make no difference in the lives of these at-risk and dispirited animals. The only humane solution is a permanent ban on horse-drawn carriages.

http://www.oipa.org/animalabuse/alerts/carriages.html

 

END WHALE BLOODBATH IN DANISH FAEROE ISLAND

Every year between 2,000 and 3,500 pilot whales are corralled by men in boats and forced into bays in the Faeroe Islands, a North Sea Danish Protectorate mid-way between the Shetland Islands and Iceland.

Citizens worldwide are sickened by the annual vision of whales marooned in blood-red waters. Islanders stone, gouge, spear, hack and bludgeon some 2,000 to 3,500 long- and short-finned pilot whales.

http://www.oipa.org/hunting/alerts/danish.html

 

HELP BAN FUR FARMING IN NORWAY

The Norwegian fur industry is continuously trying to present fur farming as unproblematic. During the summer of 2008 activists from Network for Animal Freedom traveled the country to see how the farm animals are actually treated. They inspected more than 100 randomly chosen fur farms in every county where such farms exist, covering over 20 percent of the fur farms in Norway.

http://www.oipa.org/fur/alerts/norway.html

 

HELP ANIMALS IN EU LABS

Over 12 million animals are used in experiments in Europe every year, and the numbers are continuing to rise. In recent years, it has become increasingly apparent that the Directive needs to be revised. The current Directive is open to interpretation and does not mirror important progress that has been made in science over the last two decades. New techniques have become available, such as use of transgenic animals, xeno-transplantation and cloning. These require specific attention, which the current Directive does not provide for nor is the use of animals with a higher degree of neurophysiologic sensitivity, such as in the case of non-human primates, specifically regulated.

http://www.oipa.org/vivisection/alerts/eu.html

 

OIPA NAPLES

In Italy OIPA is operated throught its Italian branches, from the North to the South.

OIPA Naples was founded on the belief that stray animals are to be treated with the same love and respect as other living beings.

Its illegal to abandon a pet in Italy. Our branch is very involved in animal legislation relating public safety and animal welfare. By reporting cases of suspected or known animal cruelty they offer to the animals, protection and a second chance. To reduce all forms of cruelty and encourage a more compassionate society we ask each of you to be alert to all forms of neglect and violence. Each of us has the power to make a meaningful difference in the lives of neglected and abused animals.

OIPA Naples is solely run by volunteers, and they are always happy to welcome new people who want to help them continue to help homeless animals.

http://www.oipa.org/oipanaples.html

 

OIPA INDIA

Please sign the petitions and visit the sites.

http://www.oipa.org/oipaindia.html

 

Get Involved.

TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

 

The fight for animal rights is long and hard. OIPA is looking for new International Representatives: http://www.oipa.org/OIPA/oipa_representatives.html

 

BECOME MEMBER LEAGUE: Single associations, one or more for each country from every country, can be admitted to the Organization as joining associations. These are called “member leagues”. http://www.oipa.org/OIPA/oipa_memberleague.htm

 

We need your financial support in order to put a stop to animal cruelty.

http://www.oipa.org/oipa/oipa_whatcan.htm

 

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Sign other alerts: http://www.oipa.org/alerts.html

 

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USA: Donna Karan – “Bunny Butcher” of old New York City !

Donna Karan

– New York City

‘Bunny Butcher’

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Every year, millions of animals are killed for the clothing industry, and 85 percent of fur comes from the hell-on-Earth known as the “factory farm.” Animals on fur farms spend their entire lives confined to cramped, filthy wire cages where they have only enough room to take a few steps in any direction.

Fur farmers use the cheapest killing methods available, including neck-breaking, suffocation, poisoning, and anal or vaginal electrocution. Many animals are electrocuted by having rods inserted into their rectums and 240 volts of electricity sent through their bodies, frying the animals from the inside out in order to keep from damaging the pelt. The animals convulse, shake, and often cry out before suffering painful heart attacks. Crude killing methods aren’t always effective, and sometimes animals “wake up” while they are being skinned.

More than half the fur in the U.S. comes from China, where millions of dogs and cats are bludgeoned, hanged, bled to death, and sometimes even skinned alive for their fur. And Chinese fur is often deliberately mislabeled, so, if you wear any fur, there’s no way of knowing whose skin you’re in.

Donna Karan knows about the suffering that goes into every fur-trimmed coat, hat, and bag. She even promised to stop using fur in her designs but has gone back on her word. The Donna Karan line now contains the skins of dead rabbits.

Please take action and boycott Donna Karan, the bunny butcher, until she permanently removes all fur from her collections.

 

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Dear friend,

You probably know by now that Donna Karan, the designer who runs the fashion labels Donna Karan and DKNY, uses animal fur in her collections—even though she once promised to stop. To help put an end to Donna Karan’s fur cruelty, we just launched a new parody Web site, DonnaKaranBunnyButcher.com, and we wanted you to be one of the first to know.

Explore the site, where you can take action, watch and share videos, grab wallpaper for your computer, and stay up-to-date on our campaign to stop the bunny butcher.

We’ve launched this campaign to help animals on fur farms, who spend their entire lives confined to cramped, filthy wire cages. Fur farmers use the cheapest killing methods available to end the lives of animals, including neck-breaking, suffocation, poisoning, and anal or vaginal electrocution. Many animals on fur farms are electrocuted by having rods inserted into their rectums and 240 volts of electricity sent through their bodies, frying the animals from the inside out in order to keep from damaging the pelts. The animals convulse, shake, and often cry out before suffering painful heart attacks. We need you to help these animals.

Will you please help by sharing this information with everyone you know?

There are many ways that you can share this information, which will help countless fur-bearing animals. A couple of fast and easy ways are by e-mailing our parody Web site to friends or by adding one of our new “Donna Karan: Bunny Butcher” videos to your own Web page or online profile.

Thank you for your compassion for animals this holiday season.

Very truly yours,

Ingrid E. Newkirk, – President
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

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For your free ‘Donna Karan Bunny Butcher’ toolkit, including banners and wallpapers, please visit:

 

 http://www.donnakaranbunnybutcher.com/free-stuff.aspx

 

All Bunny Butcher images kindly supplied to SAV by PETA