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.

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

 

Vegan Diet Saves Animals and The Environment

Vegan Diet Saves Animals and The Environment

A vegan diet saves animals and the environment. Mercy for Animals is an awesome organization which is constantly helping abused animals. I just saw their latest statistics on the beneficial effects of eating a vegan diet. A great reminder to those who are not vegan.

To quote Mercy for Animals’, statistics, “Each day, a person who eats a vegan diet saves

  • 110 gallons of water
  • 45 lbs of grain
  • 30 sq ft of forests
  • 20 lbs of CO2
  • the life of one animal

Go vegan! There are great recipes and restaurants. Some are listed HERE under our Resources Section.

For more information about Mercy for Animals, checkout our directory listing HERE.

Living the Farm Sanctuary Life is Helping Abused Animals

Living the Farm Sanctuary Life is Helping Abused Animals

Living the Farm Sanctuary LifeMr. Gene Baur and Mr. Gene Stone have written an amazing book that addresses the farm business, farm animals and how to eat mindfully. Throughout his life, Mr. Baur has taken upon himself the task of exposing the horrific abuses occurring in farms. These factory farms are a nightmare to the animals and to people who love animals. Many people don’t realize how abusive the farms are to animals. And many don’t realize how dairy products also impose further animal abuse.

Living the Farm Sanctuary Life is a non-judgmental book, that calmly discusses the vegan approach, in baby steps. The book offers many delicious vegan recipes from breakfast meals to desserts, along with a portfolio of plant-based pantry staples to make it easier for people who are pursuing the vegan path.

Readers will learn how the vegan diet not only helps the animals, but how it is a healthier life style for people and for the environment.

Living the Farm Sanctuary Life gives us a glimpse into the beautiful animals that have been rescued at the Farm Sanctuary, from cows to pigs and others… all cute, huggable, lovable animals that deserve to live out their full lives with love.

Mr. Baur is the president and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary and has been hailed, rightly so, as “the conscience of the food movement” by Time Magazine. Mr. Stone has written many books on animal rights and plant-based nutrition. His New York Times bestseller Forks Over Knives has changed many people’s diets to veganism.

I deeply thank Mr. Baur and Mr. Stone for all their awesome efforts and achievements in helping abused animals.

This book can be purchased at Amazon.

Soi Dog Foundation is Helping Abused Animals

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.