Best Friends has produced a great video to promote spaying and neutering.
Best Friends has produced a great video to promote spaying and neutering.
In this HSUS video, actor Woody Harrelson makes the case for not wearing fur.
This is one area where no one – NO ONE – could make any responsible or any reasonable case at all for a product. Fake fur is just as warm as the products produced through torturing animals to death. And the people who skin living animals for their fur – as is the case in China – are some of the most evil people on the planet.
Those who claim they have to wear because they think it’s warmer, need to find a warmer place to live. If it’s that cold and you can’t stand it that much, then it’s not the place for you.
But let’s be honest, most people who buy new fur coats are doing so because they want to show it off at a fancy party. Get serious here.
The suffering animals go through to produce a fur coat or other product is horrible. Alternatives are easily purchased.
John Corbett, the star of “Sex and the City” and “Northern Exposure,” narrates a Farm Sanctuary video about “The Doctor” – pig at a Farm Sanctuary shelter who helps care for the other pigs.
From the press release:
LOS ANGELES – January 7, 2013 – “We should all learn to live life like a pig,” concludes John Corbett at the end of “The Doctor,” the latest installment in Farm Sanctuary’s “Animal Tales” video series. And after spending 3:07 minutes getting to know arguably the most charismatic pig to grace screens since Babe, it is impossible disagree.
In “The Doctor,” Corbett’s famous voice brings us the story of a life-loving pig who earned his name for his endearing assistance to medical caregivers at an emergency rescue site. “I love The Doctor!,” says Corbett. “Many people don’t realize that pigs and other farm animals form strong social bonds and want to help get each other through tough times, just like we do. When you hear about the intense devotion The Doctor showed to his sick and injured pig friends following the Iowa floods of 2008, it changes the way you think about pigs. We should all be so lucky to have a friend like The Doctor.”
Farm Sanctuary’s “Animal Tales” project launched in October with Allison Janney’s story of a shy chicken named Symphony and continues to tap some of Hollywood’s most recognizable voices to share the magic of Farm Sanctuary’s shelters and the farm animals who call them home. Farm Sanctuary residents are ambassadors for all farm animals on factory farms, and each one has a story to tell.
Check out John Corbett’s new video “The Doctor” and learn more about farm animals at farmsanctuary.org.
Farm Sanctuary’s three shelters in New York and California provide lifelong care for almost 1,000 rescued farm animals. These animals — including The Doctor — are ambassadors for the billions on factory farms who have no voice, and their stories help raise awareness about the harsh realities of factory farming.
I received a press release today with two major headlines:
SEA SHEPHERD AUSTRALIA TO LEAD ANTARCTIC WHALE DEFENSE CAMPAIGN
Founder and President Captain Paul Watson Steps Down From Sea Shepherd U.S. and Australia
The text from the release:
HOBART, Australia — Jan. 8, 2013 — At a press conference alongside the SSS Sam Simon at 10:00 am AEDT today in Hobart, the Australian Chapter of the global marine conservation non-profit, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, announced it will direct the organization’s ninth Antarctic Whale Defense Campaign, Operation Zero Tolerance.
Sea Shepherd founder and President, Captain Paul Watson, has stepped down from Sea Shepherd U.S. and Sea Shepherd Australia. The SSS Steve Irwin, typically captained by Captain Watson, will be manned by Captain Siddharth Chakravarty for the extent of the campaign. Captain Watson will remain aboard to document the campaign. Long-time colleague and advisor of Captain Watson, current board member Marnie Gaede will assume the role of President of Sea Shepherd U.S. while former Greens Party leader and former Australian Senator Bob Brown has joined the Board of Directors of Sea Shepherd Australia and will direct Operation Zero Tolerance along with Director of Sea Shepherd Australia, Jeff Hansen.
These changes are being adopted in order for Sea Shepherd to continue its vital mission of defending at-risk whales in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.
In Nebraska, a Schnauzer-Poodle mix named Elvis escaped his new home and was found days later near the church where the funeral of his long-time guardian had been held.
After Judy Gustas died at the end of battle with cancer, Elvis was adopted by a nurse who had cared for Gustas. He was found nine days later, as reported by Omaha.com.
In Italy, a cat has been leaving gifts at his guardian’s grave site every day for the past year, in the form of leaves, sticks, twigs, plastic cups and paper towels. On the day of the funeral, Toldo reportedly followed the coffin from the home to the cemetery.
What more evidence do we need, beyond so many stories such as these two? Animals are special beings and they do not deserve the treatment they receive from too many uncaring humans.
Two alleged puppy mills shut down: More than 50 dogs were rescued this week from an alleged puppy mill in Minden, N.Y. In Denver, Colo., approximately 35 dogs are recovering after being rescued from a similar situation last month.
Ohio breeder turns over dogs after passage of new regulations: A Holmes County, Ohio breeder turned over 26 dogs to a local rescue group in December, after the passage of Senate Bill 130, which introduced fees and better standards of care for mass-breeding operations in the state.
Cleveland.com reports there are about 500 puppy mills in Holmes County. This is horrible. When are the people who are still buying puppies over the Web or in stores finally going to educate themselves. Puppy mills can only exist because some people are still closed off to the facts.
Breeder sentence to 30 years in prison, but 25 years is suspended: Animal-welfare advocates are applauding the long sentence given to a Montana puppy mill breeder. One was quoted by KRTV as stating this is the highest level of punishment for an animal cruelty case in the state’s history.
Police found 140 sick and injured malamutes and 200 marijuana plants on the breeder’s property. – Just neglecting the dogs and getting high. What a winner this guy is.
I’ve also read where he won’t be allowed to have pets over the course of the sentence. Why not just ban these people from even being around animals for life in these cases? This wasn’t a mistake. He tortured animals.
Isn’t it bad enough that horses are abused in horse racing? Did a series about horse racing have to go this route – allegedly at least?
A lawsuit charges a number of horses were drugged, underweight and sick during the production of the show. And the Guardian reports this – “” Barbara Casey’s suit filed Monday says she was wrongfully fired from her post at the American Humane Association after complaining about the conditions horses faced on the show … “” And it is claimed that four horses died during the filming.
Maybe we need movie based on the treatment of horses in the racing industry.
The New York Times ArtsBeat blog also has a post about this news.
The ASPCA has released its list of best new state laws enacted in 2012.
The list includes a California ban on the use of dogs to chase down bears and bobcats, a felony animal-cruelty law in Idaho, new animal welfare laws in Massachusetts, banning horse slaughter in New Jersey and puppy mill and exotic animal regulations in Ohio. And in Tennessee, extreme acts of cruelty to farm animals can now be prosecuted as felonies.
And the ASPCA also listed its selections as the top animal stories of 2012.
It’s great to post good news. I’m trying to make sure I post more in the way of positives in 2013.
The AP reports the delay in Exxon’s response to the 2011 oil spill along the Yellowstone River in Montana made the disaster much worse.
Fish and other wildlife were killed along 70 miles of riverbank and the cleanup lasted for months. Approximately 63,000 gallons of crude poured into the river.
BP covered up the amount of oil gushing into the water during the Gulf Oil Gusher and now we’re finding out what was happening the immediate response to this spill. I’m waiting for the typical anti-environment and pro-greed crowd to try to claim we never have oil spills.