Posted on March 23, 2017 by Serbian Animals Voice (SAV)
You know who doesn’t wear seal fur? Just about everyone.
No caring person wants Canada’s commercial seal slaughter to continue—which is why 35 countries around the world have already banned imports of seal-derived products and Canadian citizens continue to speak out against the barbaric practice of shooting and clubbing tens of thousands of baby seals to death every year.
Canada is about to turn 150 years old, and to celebrate, we’re calling on its prime minister, Justin Trudeau, to stop using Canadian tax dollars to support the mass murder of baby seals.
Target: David Leyton, Prosecuting Attorney for Genesee County, Michigan
Goal: Seek maximum penalties for those allegedly responsible for binding a dog with tape and beating the poor animal to death.
The remains of a Shih Tzu mixed-breed dog were found days after the animal had been tortured, stomped to death, and left by the roadside. Photos of this shocking discovery appeared on social media after local Sheriff Robert Pickell urged residents to speak up, and called for tougher penalties for animal abusers. Within days, a tip was received, which led to the arrests of a couple living near where the dog had been found. The tip had come from the mother of one of the alleged abusers, who was concerned for the well-being of her grandchildren after learning what had happened to the 7-year-old dog.
Allegedly, one of the abusers, Nathan McCue, had gotten enraged after the dog, Dakota, had urinated on his clothes. What happened next is unthinkable. According to police, it is suspected that both McCue and his girlfriend Jessica Brown proceeded to bind the dog’s feet and face with electrical tape and tied him to a tree. They then reportedly stomped on the dog’s neck and back until he died.
This couple has allegedly committed a disgusting crime against this innocent animal and must be punished, if found guilty. The fact that they had small children in the home is troubling, considering the fact that if a dog’s misbehavior could prompt such malice, one wonders what could have happened to a child who had done similarly. McCue has a prior history of violence, which means he should be considered particularly dangerous if found guilty of this crime.
Too many dogs have suffered in Michigan with too little done in response. Just earlier this month in the same county, a man received a paltry $375 fine after he plead no contest to charges that he had beat and starved his three dogs. This level of leniency is inexcusable, and should not be applied to this case or any other cases of abuse going forward. Please sign this petition to demand that this case be taken seriously and that these alleged abusers get served the maximum penalties, should they be found guilty.
Dear Prosecuting Attorney Leyton,
Shocking photos of a dog lying dead and bound with electrical tape that were posted by a Genesee County Sheriff are heartbreaking and difficult to view. The dog in the photos, a 7-year-old Shih Tzu mix named Dakota, had his feet and head bound before he was stomped to death. The reason for this shocking act of cruelty? The dog had apparently urinated on his owner’s clothing.
This inexcusable behavior cannot be tolerated. If the two suspects are found guilty, they must not be allowed to remain free and able to cause more harm to other animals or to their children. If such malicice could be carried out against a helpless animal, one wonders what they are capable for doing to another human being, particularly one reliant on their care.
More must be done to prosecute and punish those who abuse animals in Genesee County. Earlier this month, a man named Lavelle Gulette pleaded no contest to charges he had beaten his dogs and starved them, and was given only a $375 fee.
We cannot allow these two alleged criminals to get off so easily should they be found guilty. I urge you to do all you can to seek justice for this dog so that his death will not be in vain.
[Your Name Here]
Photo Credit: Sheriff Robert Pickell
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Posted on March 21, 2017 by Serbian Animals Voice (SAV)
Two weeks ago, by a vote of 225-193, the House of Representatives approved H.J. Res. 69, which would roll back regulations enacted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) prohibiting heinous hunting and trapping practices for killing predators on national wildlife refuges in Alaska.
The resolution, now designated as S.J. Res. 18/H.J. Res. 69, is expected to come up for a vote in the Senate THIS WEEK, and could be as early as TODAY!
We need your help to stop this reckless and cruel measure.
Read this Los Angeles Times editorial strongly condemning this joint resolution here.
The FWS was forced to act in response to the state of Alaska’s adoption of antiquated, scientifically baseless, and inhumane predator management policies intended solely to decimate predator populations in order to boost numbers of deer, moose, caribou, and other ungulates. We must be sure that FWS’s established regulation is not invalidated.
Please take a moment today to call and email your senators to stop this insanity. See below for how to take action.
Thank you for speaking out for wildlife!
Camilla H. Fox Founder and Executive Director
What You Can Do:
We urgently need your help today to defeat S.J. Res. 18/H.J. Res. 69. As time is of the essence, please call your senators today;
click HERE for their contact information and use the talking points below. Then send a follow-up message by clicking HERE.
Talking points: (please be respectful and personalize your message):
You can simply say, “Please oppose Senators Sullivan and Murkowski’s Joint Resolution 18 and House Joint Resolution 69, which would revoke the FWS rule protecting wildlife on Alaska national wildlife refuges from cruel hunting methods.”
Cruel hunting and trapping practices have no place on America’s national wildlife refuges.
Predators deserve protection, not persecution, given their critically important role in preserving natural diversity and promoting healthy ecosystems.
Federal laws and regulations governing the management of wildlife on refuge lands, including those in Alaska, provide the FWS with full and unfettered authority to enact rules protecting predators.
Predator management practices authorized by the Alaska Board of Game are scientifically fraudulent, inhumane, entirely unnecessary, and are merely intended to artificially boost ungulate numbers.
Congress should not interfere with or politicize a carefully deliberated rule that was based on the best available science and was subject to public input and congressional debate.
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Unfortunately, as you may have heard, New Mexico SB 268, the bill that Project Coyote and our coalition partners campaigned so intently for, which would have banned coyote killing contests in New Mexico, failed to get a hearing on the House floor before the state’s legislative session ended this past Saturday.
While we believe we had a sufficient number of votes to get SB 268 passed in the full House, the Speaker of the House did not prioritize this bill to get the hearing that it so deserved.
We are very grateful to Senators Jeff Steinborn and Mark Moores and to Representative Matthew McQueen for cosponsoring this legislation and for doing their very best to move this bill through two senate committees, the full Senate, and the House Judiciary Committee, from where it would have gone on to be heard before the full House before finally reaching the Governor’s desk. Please thank Senators Steinborn and Moores and Representative McQueen for their work on behalf of SB 268 by following this link for Senator Steinborn, this link for Senator Moores and this link for Representative McQueen.
Thank you so very much for your constant support, particularly your testimony, phone calls and letters. With your help, we were able to move the bill to ban coyote killing contests further through the New Mexico State Legislature than ever before. By sharing with all members of the New Mexico House and Senate our letter clarifying the science that supports a ban, and by Project Coyote Science Advisory Board Member Dave Parsons serving as an expert witness during the bill’s multiple hearings, we made a significant impact—convincing a good many legislators to support this bill. It is not fair to say we lost this time, because we won all four votes taken. Rather, we were denied the opportunity to win because the final vote was not taken. Politics can be very frustrating.
But, as a result of the momentum that our coalition has built around this issue statewide, we will have an even stronger base from which to build our next campaign. That achievement combined with our increased influence in the state legislature will help ensure that we prevail in New Mexico’s next legislative session in 2019.
While more people are becoming aware of the persecution that coyotes and other wild animals face from killing contests and other wildlife mismanagement practices in New Mexico, there is still much left for us to do to educate New Mexicans and policymakers about these important issues. We are now developing our campaign to ensure that New Mexico outlaws coyote killing contests in 2019.
If you are interested in getting more involved by volunteering and/or helping to show our new film Unfair Game: Ending Wildlife Killing Contests in your community, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our volunteer form here.
Again, all of us at Project Coyote thank you for standing with us to demand protections for coyotes in New Mexico. None of this work would be possible without your support.
For the Wild,
Camilla Fox Founder & Executive Director
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Posted on March 15, 2017 by Serbian Animals Voice (SAV)
Target: Susan Bulling, Events Coordinator of Lancaster Event Center
Goal: Ban the James Cristy Cole Circus from using animal acts in its show.
The Lancaster Event Center is planning on hosting a circus put together by the James Cristy Cole Circus which has featured a cruel bear show during past performances. The bear show, which is produced by Castle’s Bears, puts terrified bears in crowded, loud arenas. It is time to stop supporting this cruelty.
Click on the petition link to read more.
A bear cub wakes up in a cage. She cries out, scared, then paws at the rusty metal bars and tries to bite through them, but there’s no way for her to escape the trainer who is heading her way.
He ties a rope tightly around her neck and yanks her across the room. He yells, hitting her with a stick. It’s painful and confusing—she doesn’t understand what he wants.
But the day’s misery is not yet over. The trainer tethers her to a wall by the rope still around her neck, forcing her to stand upright on her hind legs. It’s agonizing for her—she’s used to being on all fours—but if she doesn’t remain standing, she could choke and die.
Bear cubs exploited by circuses are enduring torment like this right now—but you can help us stop it. We are opening people’s eyes and turning the public away from such exhibits—especially young people, their key audience. Please strengthen PETA’s work for bears and all other animals by making a generous gift today.
A PETA investigator documented that bear cubs in circuses and animal-training facilities across China endured precisely this kind of cruelty, but such abuse is not unique to that country. Circuses around the world confine animals to cramped cages and use violence and intimidation—exactly like that uncovered during this investigation—all the time. These animals are forced to perform repetitive contortions that, to them, are baffling, uncomfortable, and even physically damaging. It’s suffering on a global scale.
PETA’s exposé did more than just reveal the deplorable treatment of animals held captive by circuses. It also inspired tens of thousands of compassionate people to speak out against those who exploit animals for entertainment. Together with our international affiliates, we’re pushing back against cruel spectacles and achieving many victories—from 80 German towns’ decisions to ban wild-animal circuses to the forthcoming closure of the notorious Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in the U.S.
As always, thank you so much for your support and for all that you do for animals.
Kind regards, Ingrid E Newkirk
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Posted on March 12, 2017 by Serbian Animals Voice (SAV)
Tigers defy circus cruelty to show empathy for suffering friend
10 March 2017
With their friend at risk of drowning, this incredible footage shows white tigers breaking from circus cruelty to show their concern.
It’s the movie which has convinced 29 million Chinese viewers that these tigers were not born to perform – they do so under duress, not because they enjoy it.
During a routine tiger performance at an animal circus in Hangzhou Safari Park, a rare White Tiger can be seen refusing to perform.
After clenching the ringmaster’s whip in his jaws, the tiger is whipped and threatened, forcing him to back off and accidently stumble into a moat surrounding the ring.
With one tiger at risk of drowning, the others immediately break from their circus performance to try to attend to their friend. Their concern is clear.
The ringmasters attempt to break up the tigers using whips and shouts leaves the long-suffering animals clearly torn between avoiding the whips and helping their stricken friend.
In the latter part of the video, released on Chinese social media by a concerned citizen, one of the tigers is seen with a wound on their face, possibly as a result of the incident.
Animals Asia’s Animal Welfare Director Dave Neale said:
“The video clearly shows the tigers empathising with the plight of their peer. They know he is in trouble and needs help and they want to give it to him. They are torn between their training with its threat of violence and their natural sympathy for another tiger in danger.”
As a result of the sustained criticism caused by the video, Hangzhou Safari Park has suspended their tiger performances pending a review of their practices.
Unlike the tigers in the video, we have a choice.
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Posted on March 12, 2017 by Serbian Animals Voice (SAV)
Are hunts spreading bovineTB?
Contact the government and ask them to suspend all hunting
SAV Comment – but badgers are paying the price – currently being killed by Defra in selected zones.
Bovine TB, the disease ravaging herds of cattle across England and Wales, has been discovered in a pack of hounds used for fox hunting. Between 25 and 40 hounds from this pack have already been put down.
However, we estimate that there are more than 3,000 hunting hounds in the bTb epidemic zone alone, which may be out in the countryside an average of two days a week during the six-month hunting season.
Hunting needs to be suspended indefinitely to ensure that the thousands of hounds used in the ‘sport’ cannot spread the disease.
If the hounds infected each other, they may have infected other packs when taken out to country shows. It is also possible that beagles or harrier packs, that may share the same fields, are also at risk of getting infected.
If other packs of hounds were invited as guests in the Kimblewick Hunt’s territory, those hounds could have been infected in the same way, and then taken the disease to their own territory when they returned home.
The ramifications of this are staggering not only for the British countryside, but those who live in it and those who enjoy it.
Please contact Defra and ask them to urgently suspend hunting to prevent further outbreak.
SAV Comment – note the LACS have a new logo; but they are still the same campaign group as we have always supported.
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Posted on March 12, 2017 by Serbian Animals Voice (SAV)
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Korean President Park Geun-Hye Impeached!!
South Korean President’s impeachment is finalized by their Constitutional Court’s decision on March 10. The Korea Herald reported that 86% of Korean public approves of Park’s impeachment and that among the presidential candidates, “The survey showed Moon to be the unrivalled front-runner, with 36 percent in support rating.” (http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20170310001053)
Now Korea has a chance to elect new president who will be more interested to addressing the dog meat cruelty issue.
Click HERE to learn more about Mr. Moon Jae-In’s campaign pledge to strengthening animal protection.
See our other recent posts on South Korea by clicking:
FIFA : Take a stand in
FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea 2017
against the dog and cat meat trade!!
FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea 2017 will be held in South Korea in about a couple of months – May 20 to June 11. The world will be watching South Korea, which is why this is perfect time you take action to support our campaign to end the horrific dog and cat meat trade in South Korea for good!
You can help by signing and sharing our petition, sending out letters and emails raising awareness of this brutal and medieval practice and calling for an end to the trade and taking to social media.
Click HERE to take action.
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Posted on March 8, 2017 by Serbian Animals Voice (SAV)
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To the Sponsors of PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea:
please help bring an end to the dog and cat meat trades in South Korea!
Please sign our petition and send email and postal letters to the Sponsors of PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics.
Click HERE to take action.
Pyeongchang’s project to hide the Dog Meat Restaurants
from Olympic visitors!
Please contact your country’s news media to write about this.
Now we have translations in Spanish, Greek, Russian,
Japanese and Swedish and more to come.
The PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics is less than a year away. On our “Boycott PyeongChang 2018 Action Center” we have a list of actions you can take to protest South Korea’s horrific cruelty of its dog and cat meat industry.
Below is a translation of Korea Animal Rights Advocates’ (KARA) commentary regarding PyeongChang’s plan to dodge criticism of Korea’s dog meat cruelty. Please read and share. Click HERE to read from our homepage.
Gangwon Province is currently making preparations to welcome guests to the Winter Olympics, which will be held in February 2018. To alleviate the shortage of lodging accommodations and restaurants, and to create income for agricultural households, support will be provided to the hospitality industry to strengthen the spirit of service as well as networking with the local agricultural community to introduce Korean culture to the visitors. In addition, certain restaurants that may evoke negative emotions from foreign visitors will undergo renovations, including new signage, in order to conceal the underlying cause of the controversy and avert debate.
What is the underlying cause of the expected negative emotions from the Winter Olympics guests? 18 dog meat restaurants in Gangwon Province around Pyeongchang and Gangneung. The government will subsidize up to 10,000,000 won for each restaurant to change their signs (3,000,000) and renovate their facilities (7,000,000). 50% of the cost for this project will be paid by the Province and 50% by the city.
Click below to take more action:
New Friendship City Campaigns – Gyeongsan and Yeosu
Please take action to give a voice to the poor Korean dogs and cats.
Friendship City Campaign – Yeosu, South Korea – Seward, Alaska
Friendship City Campaign – Gyeongsan, South Korea – San Bernadino, California
The mayor of Long Beach, California responds with support for our campaign against the South Korean dog and cat meat industry.
We have received a response from Mr. Mark Taylor, Chief of Staff for the Mayor Robert Garcia, in Long Beach, California regarding our campaign, asking them to take action over the dog-meat trade in Pohang in South Korea. We are grateful to the Mayor and his office for responding to our concern so quickly, and especially appreciate the Mayor for supporting animal rights and opposing cruelty in the South Korea’s dog and cat meat trade.
Click HERE to learn more
SAV – Finally, there may be some good news for the future – read our good news post by clicking here:
We hope for better for the dogs of South Korea !
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