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
Meet a wonderful organization that is helping abused animals “from idiot humans”.
Since March 2011, Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue has rescued over 1300 dogs from shelters across the country. This non-profit, all volunteer network of rescuers transports dogs from pounds in the rural south, dogs that are on the ‘kill lists’ in high kill pounds. Some of those pounds practice inhumane methods of euthanizing the dogs. Some have over a 90% kill rate.
The loving people at Badass utilize professional rescue transporters to ensure that the ride up from these pounds to Brooklyn are comfortable and stress-free. The dogs are taken to foster homes for training and some get adopted. Badass takes meticulous steps to finding an appropriate match, including personal references, a vet reference and a home visit before they allow the adoption to take place.
In addition, rescued dogs provide medical care, including spay/neuter, vaccinations, tests for heartworm and other medical services.
Please visit their website http://www.badassbrooklynanimalrescue.com to find out more about their wonderful efforts, to foster a dog, volunteer, or donate.
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It is so horrific to see pets being brutally tortured and then killed for dog and cat meat. How brutal can people be? Where is their humanity. Pets and street animals are rounded up, crushed into cages for extremely long journeys till they reach their torture chambers. They are brutally beaten, skinned alive, or boiled alive.
Why? “These horrors are inflicted because of the barbaric belief that when they are in pain, their bodies release adrenaline that softens their meat. Terror, torture, then a painful death.”
This is quite possibly the worst form of cruelty humans could inflict on innocent animals. Pictures of what is happening will make you weep.
Visit the Soi Dog Foundation website to learn more.
Visit their Twitter @SoiDogPhuket and Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/SoiDogPageInEnglish
Soi Dog Foundation is listed in www.GreatNonProfits.org as 2014 and 2013 top-rated nonprofit.
You can help stop this. Sign the petition; and donate.
Rock City Rescue rescues animals that have been abused, endangered, neglected, or in danger of being euthanized. They provide veterinary care to the animals in their care. They place homeless and rescued animals into RCR-approved foster homes until permanent homes can be secured. They not only educate the public on helping abused animals and preventing cruelty, they promote spaying and neutering.
Rock City Rescue, located in North Little Rock, Arkansas have rescued over 250 pets since late 2012 when it was established by rescuer Casey Carter. They are devoted to helping abused animals. They are a volunteer organization, soon-to-be a private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3).
If you can foster a dog, volunteer your time and skills, donate funds or goods, please contact them.
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Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue is helping abused animals with a focus on donkeys that have suffered from abuse, neglect and abandonment throughout the United States. One can just look at the picture, taken from the PVDR website to see some of the abuse.
Mark and Amy Meyers are the founders of Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue. They support about 3000 donkeys and have satellite adoption centers to help find loving homes. Mark speaks on shows and radio about donkeys and their rescue.
Mailing Address Ranch Address
PO Box 216 8317 Duckworth Road
Miles, TX 76861 San Angelo, TX 76906
Charity Navigator Rating: 2
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Pets of the Homeless, legal name Feeding Pets of the Homeless, is located in Nevada. Helping abused animals is not the only way to help animals. They are a nonprofit volunteer organization that provides pet food and veterinary care to the homeless across the United States and Canada. Of the approximate 3.5 million Americans that are homeless, between 5% to 24% have dogs and/or cats.
Image re-posted from the Pets of the Homeless Website.
The homeless not only need to find ways to help themselves. If they have pets that they love, they want to take care of them too. Pets of the Homeless utilize collection sites that accept pet food donations. They deliver it to distributing organizations (food banks, homeless shelter and/or soups kitchens) which have agreed to distribute the pet food to the homeless and poor.
Pets of the Homeless sponsor veterinarians that go to where the homeless congregate and provide veterinary care such as vaccines, spay/neuter and other needed treatments at Wellness Clinics. They assist homeless shelters that will allow pets sanctuary with their owners by shipping crates so that the homeless can come in out of the cold and heat.
Pets of the Homeless addresses many initiatives: recruiting collection sites and distributing organizations as well as awarding grants, answering hundreds of requests for information on how to start a pet food pantry, how to volunteer, how to help a homeless person on the street, how to donate if there isn’t a collection site in the area, where to take pet food, and where to get pet food and veterinary care. They work with social workers, school children, Scouts, churches and companies who want to help. They talk with homeless everyday about their pets.
By helping the loved pets of the homeless, you are also helping the homeless.
“Feeding Pets of the Homeless believes in the healing power of companion pets and of the human/animal bond which is very important in the lives of many homeless. They find solace, protection and companionship through their pets. They care for their pets on limited resources so they themselves have less. Our task, nationwide, is to feed and provide basic emergency veterinary care to their pets and thus relieve the anguish and anxiety of the homeless who cannot provide for their pets.”
Visit their website to find out more about their initiatives such as:
- Promoting to veterinarians and pet related businesses the importance of joining the organization as a collection site
- Campaigning to food distributing organizations the importance of distributing pet food to the less fortunate
- Speaking out on the issue of pets of homeless and disadvantaged
- Providing funding to licensed veterinarians and other nonprofit organizations that meet our objective to administer veterinary care to pets of the homeless
- Providing funding for crates to nonprofit homeless shelters that will allow pets sanctuary with their owners
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