7 Successes in Helping Abused Animals

7 Successes in Helping Abused Animals

The successes in helping abused animals are growing, too slowly for us animal lovers, but at least they are growing more rapidly.

Photo Credits: Elephants in TZ by Kristian Schmidt.

Dog Meat

As reported by One Green Planet, 126 dog meat restaurants have been permanently closed or stopped selling dog meat in China. Animals Asia has been at the forefront in this accomplishment. Their investigation has shown that 1039 dog meat restaurants were suspected on illegality. Some Chinese government departments have finally opened its eyes to the illegal methods of obtaining the dogs and have done something about it. Animals Asia has been tirelessly working with local groups to share information and bring greater success.Unfortunately, this is not across the board.over 10 million dogs are being brutally slaughtered every year.  Please sign the Animals Asia petition to #EndTheDogMeatTrade.

Manatees

Save the Manatee Club in Michigan supports numerous conservation efforts. The races they run since 2003 have raised $175,000 towards helping manatees. These awesome beings have been downlisted from endangered to threatened. Luckily their numbers have increased but that shouldn’t stop the efforts. 2016 was the deadliest year for watercraft moralities.

Wildlife and Elephants

WildAid has reported that Ugandans value their wildlife and elephants. In a nationwide survey in Uganda, 79% indicated that it would matter a great deal if their wildlife disappeared.  They indicated that elephants needed the most protection, followed by lions, then gorillas and pangolins.The Uganda Conservation Foundation, WildAid, and the Uganda Wildlife Authority will be launching a major conservation awareness campaign in June.

Trauma Training

Peta has reported that we have a victory. The U.S. Coast Guard will end its use of animals in trauma training. The trauma training included shooting, stabbing and dismembering live animals. They will use a simulation modelling too instead.

Black Bear Cubs

CBC News has reported that Judy and Roger Stearns in Manitoba, Canada, plan to build the first black bear cub rehabilitation facility in Rockwood. It is getting much support from the community. Manitoba has been one of the only provinces in Canada that has a black bear population and did not have a rehab facility. The council will vote on this proposal June 14th.

Vegan

The growth in vegan foods has been amazing. Rise of the Vegan has reported that a large dairy company Elmhurst Dairy, in Queens, New York will end its dairy operation after 90 years due to decreased customer demand. It is great to see half the dairy shelves with non-milk dairy. This company has renamed itself to Elmhurst and is now producing their own healthy plant-based milks. Research shows that half (49%) of Americans now regularly consume non-dairy milk.

In addition, people are switching whey protein powders to plant-based protein powders, which the best for building muscle.

Documenting Cruelty as well as Scams

Dovers has reported that animal rights group Showing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK) in Nebraska, is using drones to fly over livestock research facility US Meat Animal Research Center, to document cruel lamb experiments. The Times had reported abuse at this USDA facility in 2015.  SHARK also investigates potential scams and fraud by animal rescue organizations.

How can people dump their senior pets?

How can people dump their senior pets?

Pets are family. Animals have feelings, they fear, they suffer pain, they have emotions and love for their owners. How can people dump their pets in the cold or at shelters? This is heartbreaking. These pets are devoted to their human families. They mourn lost owners.

There are organizations that are helping abused animals. Leave No Paws Behind is one that lovingly helps these poor senior betrayed animals. They offer end of life support and specialized medical services to these loving animals. Foster care assists until the healthy pets are adopted. The more medically challenged rescues that suffer with terminal and/or severe medical conditions are placed in hospice/long term foster care for as long as needed. Some of the rescues arrive in mutilated conditions from abuse.

Leave No Paws Behind is a non profit located in California. We have listed this organization on our rescue directory. For more information please visit their website too. Also checkout their store and Facebook page.

Leave no paws behind

About White Coat Waste Project Helping Abused Animals

About White Coat Waste Project Helping Abused Animals

white coat waste project

Here is a great way to save taxpayer dollars. And even better, a way to save animals.

The government is supposed to protect all our country, yet they spend about $12-$15 billion tax dollars every year for wasteful experiments on loving animals … cats, dogs, monkeys and other animals. These experiments are brutally cruel. They are useless. Animal lovers and taxpayers aren’t aware of all of this and haven’t approved these experiments.

The White Coat Waste Project, under the leadership of its president Anthony Bellotti, is fighting back. The White Coat Waste Project is the recipient of six “Congressional Waste Warrior” awards. They are helping abused animals by

  • investigating and analyzing these government experiments, the abuse, and the cost,
  • educating the public about these abuses,
  • building a coalition to resolve the issues.

Sample abuses (as per http://www.whitecoatwaste.org/the-facts/):

  • Stuffing hamsters with pizza: $?
  • shrimp fight club: $707,000
  • shrimps running on treadmills: $? see reference: Shrimp running on treadmills
  • Lab Mouse Gender Inequalities $10 million
  • Doped Up Rats: $185,625
  • Stuttering Mice: almost $2 million
  • Vomiting Dogs: $?
  • Monkeys on a treadmill: almost $3 million
  • Green Tea Force-feeding: $?
  • Pig patients: $1.1 million

Currently, the USDA wiped out animal welfare reports and abuse data from its website. Many have protested this action and several lawsuits are being pursued to get this data back online.

For the first time, there will be an audit of the government’s animal labs, thanks to the bi-partisan support, led by Representatives Ken Calvert (R-CA) and Dina Titus (D-NV). See http://www.FactAct.org

Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Reps. Ken Calvert (R-Calif.), Tom Marino (R-Pa.), Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.) and Dina Titus (D-Nev.) were honored by the White Coat Waste Project for their efforts in these initiatives.

Animal lovers are

  • Urged to sign a petition at http://www.whitecoatwaste.org/take-action/
  • Contact Congress
  • For more information and/or to donate, visit The White Coat Waste Project website at http://www.whitecoatwaste.org
  • Ask your senators and representatives support the bipartisan bill to increase transparency about animal experimentation with the FACT Act at http://www.factact.org 

Follow at https://twitter.com/whitecoatwaste

Helping Abused Animals used in Performances

Helping Abused Animals used in Performances

The Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) presents their 2016 International Captive Wildlife Conference in San Andreas, CA. It will be held Friday through Sunday, November 11, 12, 13.

At the conference, they will be addressing the confinement and use of exotic and wild animals. They will focus on elephants, bears and big cats. Speakers will also be discussing the ‘next wave of sanctuaries for elephants, orcas and nonhuman primates’. Speakers are leaders in the ‘fields of scientific research, sanctuary care, conservation, law and animal welfare, policy and care’.

San Andreas is PAWS’ ARK 2000 sanctuary where they care for elephants, lions, black leopards, tigers and bears. The conference will include a tour of the sanctuary, a 2,300 acre natural habitat.

For more details, please click HERE.

To register, please click HERE.

A list of Featured Speakers can be found at http://www.pawsweb.org/documents/Speakers_alpha_9_15.pdf

Kim Gardner: kgardner@pawsweb.org

for questions regarding general conference logistics and sponsorships.

(916) 488-3991

Catherine Doyle: cdoyle@pawsweb.org

for questions regarding conference schedule, topics and speakers.

(323) 301-5730

PAWS Office: info@pawsweb.org

general information, as well as registration by phone using your credit card.

(209) 745-2606 – M-F, 9-4 PST

PAWS Conference

 

5 Things Helping People Become Vegan

5 Things Helping People Become Vegan

With a greater interest in caring for animals, there are many things that are helping people become vegan. This includes vegan foods, vegan cooking classes, vegan products, internet tips and recipes, vegan books and more. When people become vegan, they are helping abused animals and the environment.

 

Great Vegan Cooking Classes

I just attended a great vegan cooking class held at the Natural Gourmet Institute with instructor Sara Furcini, in New York City. I really enjoyed learning new recipes under proper instruction, with great tips. One of my favorite was learning about black salt that smells and tastes like eggs and other ingredients that I am now starting to use. The class enjoyed cooking and eating multiple, very tasty brunch dishes. Thank you to Sara!! Check out her other classes. Also, check out her website www.BlissNVinegar.com for great recipes and tips. The raspberry muffins were out of this world.

Great Vegan Foods

Not only are there great tasting vegan foods and dishes. Vegan foods are helping abused animals. And they are also healthy and support the environment. Research is currently being done to help male chicks from being ground to death, for example, by Compassion in World Farming. Companies such as Gardein offers many tasty dishes such as Mandarin Orange, found in the frozen section. Their website also offers great recipes. Miso soup, tempeh, olives and pickles, almond milk, hummus, all the vegetables and fruit, to enjoy and stay healthy … the list goes on.

Some great websites that offer vegan recipes include…

 

So many vegan cookbooks, such as…

 

Cruelty-Free Products (samples of great products)…

 

This post will be updated with additional information, ongoing.

Disclosure: purchases through some of the links may generate affiliate profits. All profits go to helping abused animals.

SaveARescue are helping abused animals by relocating them to no-kill shelters

SaveARescue are helping abused animals by relocating them to no-kill shelters

Save A RescueSave A Rescue is a wonderful organization trying to save lives. They are helping abused animals by offering a search directory with rescues, shelters and adoptions. They are crowdfunding for a new van to relocate dogs and cats from high kill shelters to make California a No Kill state. Urgent plea for crowdfunding … visit www.crowdrise.com/savearescue-sp2016. Deadline August 4th