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
Help save the elephants and rhinos from poaching. They are brutally tortured and killed for their IVORY!!! Their ivory is brutally removed from them to be used for TRINKETS !!!!! How horribly inhumane. Help by marching, signing petitions, sharing the information, donations to organizations…. Many ways to help. And definitely don’t buy trinkets. Helping abused animals is critical to them and our world. We are losing so many: 1 rhino is killed every 9 hours. 1 elephant is killed every 15 minutes. They don’t have much time left.
For more information about the march on October 4, and to find out the cities where the march will take place, visit http://www.march4elephantsandrhinos.org.
Help save elephants and rhinos
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
Local Office: Washington, D.C.
International Office: Yarmouth Port, MA
Images are from the IFAW website with permission.
IFAW is a worldwide organization in helping abused animals. They have many projects that save animals in need globally, in more than 40 countries. They tirelessly rescue individual animals, campaign to prevent animal cruelty and advocate for the protection of wildlife and habitats. Projects include helping domestic animals such as dogs and cats. They save seals from brutal terror and killings. They defend the whales and protect elephants, tigers. IFAW also educations and pursues political action to further the protection and preservation of animals. They look for ways to address conflicts and challenges of animal populations. Viewers can help with donations, signing petitions, writing letters.
IFAW is recognized as a leader in helping abused animals by the Independent Charities of America. Their Charity Navigator rating though is only a 2 out of 4.
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The Animal Protection of New Mexico not only is helping abused animals with their education and legislative efforts. They also offer tips on disaster relief.
Reprint from http://apnm.org/
Disaster Kit for Animals
Keep everything stored in sturdy containers (a duffel bag, storage bin, etc.) that can be carried easily. Keep your kit in a place accessible to all members of your family.
– Extra collars, leashes, harnesses and secure carriers to transport animals safely and to ensure that your animals can’t escape. Carriers should be large enough for the animal to stand comfortably, turn around and lie down, as it may be home for hours at a time while you seek shelter. Include extra blankets or towels for bedding and warmth.
– Medications (a two-week supply) and medical records stored in a waterproof container, including contact information for your veterinarian and authorization for your animal to be treated if necessary.
– A companion animal first aid book and kit. Consult the first aid book or your veterinarian as to what you should include in your first aid kit.
– Current photos and descriptions of your animals to help others identify them in case you become separated and to prove that they are yours.
– Extra ID tags. Temporary tags on which you can write are good to have in case your contact information changes during the disaster.
– Enough of your animals’ regular food and water to last at least a week per animal. Rotate your reserve food and water supply every three months so that it stays fresh. Canned food should be in single-serving size, as you may not have access to a refrigerator. Also have an extra supply of any vitamins or other supplements your animals take regularly.
– Food and water bowls and a manual can opener, and spoon for canned food.
– Litter and small litter box. Poop scoop.
– Newspapers, paper towels, plastic trash bags and cleaning products, including dish soap.
– Pet beds and toys, if you can easily take them, to reduce stress.
– A list of safe places to go, including friends and family, veterinary offices, boarding kennels, animal-friendly motels and nearby animal shelters. Include addresses and phone numbers.
– Extras of any special items your animals need. Especially important for small animals that have very specific needs.
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Victory for the Whales: See IFAW Posting
Huge thanks to Australia for helping abused animals, this time for going after Japan in their whale slaughter endeavors, taking them to the International Court of Justice over its whaling in the Antarctic.
It is horrible to see the pictures (c. IFAW ) of the Minke whales waiting to be flensed on the Japanese factory ship Nisshin Maru during a whale hunt in the Southern Ocean Sanctuary.
Next year should be the first year in over a century when the whales of the Southern Ocean are left in peace with the slaughter ended. Japan had started Antarctic whaling other countries such as the US and UK stopped their destructive whaling practices. From three quarters of a million blue whales in this area only a few thousand remain. It is with all hope now that we look forward to their numbers.
“But unlike other countries, Japan chose to continue whaling in this remote area. Japan’s programme of ‘research’ has continued since the moratorium on commercial whaling came into effect in 1986, with more than 10,000 minke whales killed in the Southern Ocean. Even the decision by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) to declare the Southern Ocean a sanctuary for whales was not enough to stop Japan’s whaling. Twenty-three nations voted in favour of the sanctuary at the 1994 meeting of the IWC and only Japan voted against.”
“The court ordered that Japan should withdraw all permits and licenses for whaling in the Antarctic and refrain from issuing any new ones under their current lethal whaling program.”
So many around the world helped secure this exciting win for whales, including the work of the global whale team of the International Fund for Animal Welfare who have worked tirelessly to end commercial whaling for more than 30 years. This day would not have been achieved without their committed effort.
We thank everyone who has made this possible.
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