Welcome to Other Nations…offering information, inspiration, and support for human beings working to end speciesism. __________________________________________________________
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We just HAVE to ask: Are you a terrorist? You could be, without even realizing it! Use this handy flow chart to determine your status–find it here.
3/5/14: THIS IS HUGE! Federal bill to end cosmetics testing on animals introduced in Congress - Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) introduced HR 4148; learn more here. Visit our “Misc.” page to learn about the European Union’s success at banning animal cosmetic testing one year ago.
“The U.S. can and should phase out the use of animals in cosmetic safety testing. Not only are animal-based tests fundamentally inhumane, they also rely on outmoded science that can fail to accurately predict safety for humans,” said Rep. Moran. “This legislation would encourage the use of testing alternatives that are more effective and cheaper to conduct, helping the American cosmetic industry remain the dominant, and humane, leader in the global cosmetics market” (source).
SPEAK UP FOR WILDLIFE: The persecution of Yellowstone’s wild bison continues. Read an eye-witness account at Buffalo Field Campaign, where grassroots activists (BTW, they need volunteers!) spend their days monitoring, documenting, and revealing to the world murderous transgressions against wildlife by Montana state, federal, and tribal bureaucrats…including Yellowstone National Park itself. Click here for “Montana bison harvest a ‘shameful disgrace’” in the Jackson Hole News & Guide.
Our February newsletter is now posted–find it here.
THE GOOD NEWS: Montana’s wolf trapping season ended 2/28. The bad news: Wolf rifle season continues until March 15th. Scroll down for tallies…not yet final. Killing for profit and sport…the endeavors of moral midgets.
NEW at our blog: “My own private Idaho: Pursuing ag-gag secrecy” Did you know that some of the “bumps and bruises” that go with the territory in factory farming are really just the result of “inadvertent cruelty”? Yeah, it blew me away, too! Also, determine for yourself if there’s much of any difference between semiconductors and cows. Find it at our blog.
“King-size coyote fur comforter: Price vs. cost”
From Killing Coyotes 101: “Don’t be squeamish about killing juvenile coyotes,” advises the text beneath a photo of a grown man grinning over a dead pup. “They will be practicing their hunting skills on your turkey poults, deer fawns, pigglets [sic] and livestock if you let them. so [sic] kill them when you can.”
Despised, defended, made into bedding…learn more at our blog.
I-169 is a 2014 citizen-driven ballot initiative to eliminate trapping on Montana’s public lands; visit Trap Free Montana Public Lands to learn more and to volunteer. Signature gatherers are currently needed.
2013 WORST ZOOS FOR ELEPHANTS – Read it and weep at
In Defense of Animals.
MONTANA’S 2013-2014 WOLF SLAUGHTER TALLY: Projectile: 139; Trap: 86; TOTAL: 225
Dates: Archery, 9/7 – 9/14/13
Rifle, 9/15/13 – 3/15/14
Trapping, 12/15/13 – 2/28/14
For last year’s tally, visit our Northern Rockies Wildlife page under “issues” in the menu bar. (NRDC photo)
Can you open a trap to release your dog??? Check out the linked resources in our Nov. 2012 newsletter. BE PREPARED TO SAVE YOUR DOG!
AT OUR BLOG: “Hunter kills companion dog: I thought it was a wolf” ”It wasn’t hard to see this tragedy coming. Really, it was just a matter of time–not if it would happen, but when.” A six-month (!) wolf hunting season increases the odds for more tragedy …read more, including an anguished account from the dog’s guardian. __________________________________________________________
CA takes the lead on LEAD: “We got it out of gasoline, we got it out of paint, we got it out of toys.” Now, California is getting it out of bullets, hoping to protect condors and other scavenging wildlife. More at Washington Post Health & Science.
Montana’s Sen. Jon Tester is a champion of lead bullets (he makes it a gun rights issue); he has pushed legislation that would “permanently bar EPA from regulating lead bullets under TSCA” (Toxic Substances Control Act) (source).
“To be ‘for animals’ is not to be ‘against humanity.’ To require others to treat animals justly, as their rights require, is not to ask for anything more nor less in their case than in the case of any human to whom just treatment is due. The animal rights movement is a part of, not opposed to, the human rights movement. Attempts to dismiss it as anti human are mere rhetoric.” ~ Tom Regan, The Case for Animal Rights