VETPAW is Helping Elephants and Rhinos Survive

VETPAW is Helping Elephants and Rhinos Survive

Do you love elephants and rhinos and want to help save them? Here is a great and easy way to help. Meet the VETPAW organization.

 

VETPAW

An awesome group of Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient veterans and their team are helping abused animals. Witnessing  elephant and rhino species extinction, they came to the rescue. Veterans Empowered to Protect African Wildlife (VETPAW) was founded by Ryan Tate, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. After bravely serving from 2003-2007 in the most dangerous areas during the Iraq War, he was recognized as Marine of the Year in 2005.

Ryan Tate wanted to apply his skills towards his passion for wildlife conservation, to help save elephants and rhinos and to help stop poaching in Africa.

Losing one species has an impact on all the other species in an ecosystem. If it’s not a balanced ecosystem, it all fails.” — Ryan Tate exclaims.

If poaching doesn’t stop, the extinction of elephants will happen within 20 years.  Rhinos are also poached. Some species are already extinct.

There’s a really solid chance that if you educate a poacher in the right manner and make that big of an impact on him, he’s not going to do it again when he gets out of jail.” – Ryan Tate

Donations to VETPAW helps trainers and rangers with the supplies they need, for fuel, helicopter time, firearms, food, and new technology for counter-poaching methods. Some goes to community engagement.

Some of the VETPAW missions include

Operation Rhino Shield – securing a long term home with the help of Army, Marine and Navy veterans and private reserves.

Operation Tanzania – investigations resulted in arrest of 50 suspected poachers, with the help of U.S. Special Forces, Army and Air Force, VETPAW-trained local rangers, and Tansazian Wlidlife Anit-Crimes Task Force.

Meet some of the VETPAW heroes:

 

We thank VETPAW for #HelpingAbusedAnimals and in turn, the world. Elephants and rhinos are family-oriented beings. They feel pain and loss. They are playful in loving situations. Just like humans. #BeKindToElephants, #BeKindToRhinos, #BeKindToAnimals.

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Manufactured Leather and Fur are Helping Abused Animals

Manufactured Leather and Fur are Helping Abused Animals

Great news!

More and more companies are manufacturing products with materials that look and feel like leather and fur, but are not derived from animals. This is because they realize how abusive leather and other materials and fabrics are when made from animals. And they also realize that consumers are becoming more aware and conscious of their purchases, wanting compassionate products. Consumers are demanding an end to animal testing and animal derived products. Businesses that don’t meet this growing consumer demand are growing go out of favor.

 

Meet a pioneer and global leader in vegan design, Deborah DiMare. Her video explains how wonderful these new products are and why more consumers are choosing compassionate products.

Deborah is an accomplished vegan design expert, luxury interior decorator, published author, TV personality, educational speaker, a global influencer for the vegan design movement and founder of DiMare Design. She created VeganDesign.org to promote an understanding of fabulous vegan options and why these should replace animal derived products.

Click HERE to see a list of many beautiful vegan fabrics taking over the market.

Vegan Design Online Class

VeganDesign.org offers an accredited online courses for professional designers, students and non-professional compassionate consumers that care about animal welfare.

Certified Vegan Class

The Vegan Design 101 Online Class

When purchasing, please use the code ‘HelpingAnimals‘ to receive 20% off.

Consumers will learn how wonderful vegan materials are. Professionals will receive a Certificate of Completion to display on their marketing materials. Students will receive an accredited 7.5 CEUs.

Other offerings include on-site classes, lectures, seminars and internship programs.

Consumer trends show that:1

56% of Americans stop buying from brands they believe are unethical.

16 Million people in the U.S. are now vegan or vegetarian. That is a growth of 13 Million since 2009.

 72% of Americans oppose testing products on animals.

30-55% of global consumers are willing to pay more for socially responsible companies.

One BILLION animals are killed every year for their skin and fur. 1

Animals feel pain too

Innovative materials are a true luxury, rather than [animal] leather, which as become a commodity.

Stella McCartney

Fashion Designer

Design Industry Statistics1

  • 80% of the world’s leather comes from China. China has no regulations on leather, so dogs and cats are often used for leather hides.
  • The fur and skins industry is not transparent about the statistics. The following estimates are based on research:
    • 12 geese for 1 down pillow
    • 8 cows for 1 sofa
    • 150 chinchillas for 1 full-length coat,
    • 60 minks for 1 full-length coat

For additional statistics, please see https://vegandesign.org/industry-facts/.

Helping Abused Animals Like Nosey the Elephant

Helping Abused Animals Like Nosey the Elephant

Nosey The Elephant

Nosey The Abused Elephant.
All images courtesy of www.SaveNoseyNow.org.

Abuse. And more abuse. When will it stop? Where are people’s sense of humanity? Why are so many people so heartless!

Elephants are sweet, sensitive, affectionate, devoted, loving beings. They mourn their dead just like humans. They suffer being jailed in cement cages at zoos and being abused for entertainment arenas. Not to mention all the ivory trade poaching for their tusks, killing them in front of their own babies.

And the babies cry by their mother’s side for days and days, just like humans. Babies are taken away from their mothers so that they can be whipped into shape to entertain humans. And their mother’s cry and cry, just like humans.

Elephants are sentient beings who have families, just like humans. They are playful too, when they are left in their own natural surroundings, protected from horrible people. But how horrible Nosey and other entertainment animals feel with the bull hook that harms them daily? That is the only way circuses get the elephants to stand on their front legs. Elephants are not meant to stand on their front legs. Their huge sizes require standing on all 4 legs. And viewers don’t even think of the abuse that got the elephants on their front 2 legs.

Animals feel. They feel all the pain and emotions that people feel. Why can’t people feel the pain that they are cause animals and these elephants?

www.SaveNoseyNow.org, established in 2014, has been fighting hard to help Nosey. They are located in Florida. On their website, they provide information about Nosey’s abuse and health, along with her history. Nosey, as other captive elephants, are kept in horrible conditions, small, airless, boxcars, small trailers, without exercise, with poor diets. It is any wonder that they develop arthritis, foot infections, stress, and early death? Is this want the audience wants when they go to circuses and carnival rides?

What is the current status of Nosey? She has been alone for 30 years, in solitary. Nosey has health problems, both physically and psychologically.  She is confined, chained, abused with a painful bull hook, with improper diet, exposure to extreme temperatures. She is forced to give rides to humans and entertain while under severe pain. All this has been witnessed and reported to the authorities, who have done nothing to help. The owners Have Trunk Will Travel have been cited by the USDA with violations of the Animal Welfare Act.

All this and she continues to be abused.

Sign and share petition to help Nosey HERE

Keep tweeting and sharing this information. Help send Nosey to a sanctuary like the Elephant Sanctuary in TN or PAWS in CA.

Boycott entertainment to help abused animals and Nosey.

For more information, download Save Nosey Now Brochure. Visit www.savenoseynow.org, email at info@savenoseynow.org, call at 603-742-0848, follow @savenoseynow. 1071 S. Patrick Drive, Suite 37937, Satellite Beach, Florida 32937.

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.
Elephants in TZ
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.

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

 

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