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- Very limited time offer: Buy this T-shirt…$8 from each shirt sold goes to Buffalo Field Campaign! FLOAT.org is featuring BFC as their nonprofit of the week. Learn more, purchase here.
- New at our blog: The tragedy of happy meat
Dining on the one who trusted you…find it here.
- !!!WILD BISON NIGHTMARE: Relentless hazing, injured calves, details here. Watch video here. Protest here: firstname.lastname@example.org
If THIS doesn’t give you pause about the treatment of animals, our food supply, rampant antibiotic use in industrial agriculture, and environmental destruction… NOTHING will. ”Mysterious poop foam causes explosions on hog farms,” from Mother Jones. More from this author: “Hogwash: “Big Ag’s Ban on Caging Pregnant Pigs Is Just For Show,” here. The agony of gestation crates: It’s going to be very hard “to wean the meat industry from even its most vicious practices.”
From Predator Defense: This is an image of one of the five billboards we’re having installed on highways approaching the entrances to Yellowstone National Park, starting in June. They will greet tourists visiting the park via Montana, Wyoming and Idaho and are designed to get them to wake up to the desperate plight of wolves in America. Please donate to help to sustain this campaign throughout the summer.
HORSE SLAUGHTER: AN EVIL THAT MUST END!
…30 slaughter-bound horses from Pennsylvania perished in a massive tractor-trailer fire on a New York highway. …A witness called the inferno “a scene from a horror movie.” The horses were crammed in a trailer built to haul 10 to 15 horses. Without food or bedding, halters or adequate exits, an expert says, the slaughter bound horses were being transported legally – not humanely – for the 10-hour trip to the slaughterhouse in Quebec. Article here.
80% of Americans are opposed to horse slaughter. To learn how you can support the bi-partisan SAFE Act to end horse slaughter for good, visit our blog post, “A tale of two horses.”
New from Buffalo Field Campaign: “Buffalo Wild”
5/2/13: FWP recommends expanded wolf season & bag limit - a 6-1/2 month hunting season? Up to FIVE wolves per hunter/trapper? No statewide quota? Use of electronic calls? No buffer zones around national parks? “We’re just looking for opportunities to hunt wolves…” said the Wildlife Management Chief for MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks. Article here. Check out the comments posted to it.
The Shrine Circus appeared in Missoula Friday & Saturday, April 26 & 27. Animal activists from Polson to Stevensville (and maybe beyond?) and from a variety of backgrounds and groups gathered for peaceful outreach to circus-goers. Our message: Circuses are no fun for animals! The five performances saw a total of
56 66 (missed counting a performance!) animal advocates holding signs and distributing flyers–including a handful of TOTALLY AWESOME kids!!! Speaking of kids…
Did you know? Missoula County Public Schools promotes the circus to students without offering them an opportunity to hear from our side/the animals’ side on this controversial issue (find more in our current newsletter).
U.K. to ban wild animals in circuses! Read more at The Guardian. It’s time for the U.S. to get serious about ending the abuse and suffering of animals in circuses! Visit our Circus Animal Exploitation page to learn more.
Missoulians: Please report roadside animal sales to Animal Control! You’ve probably seen them with their cages of puppies somewhere along Reserve St., often on weekends: Irresponsible breeders out to make a buck on impulse sales. They are contributing to companion animal overpopulation AND breaking the law. Learn how to report scofflaw breeder/sellers by clicking here. __________________________________________________________
HOUSE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE DEALS TWO DEATH BLOWS TO DOGS: It should have been a slam dunk against crime and animal abuse. Instead, Rep. Krayton Kerns (R-Laurel) motioned to scrap the bill that would have made attendance at dogfights illegal. (Read his warped reasoning in our blog post.) Yes, he is willing to sacrifice exploited fighting dogs just to ensure that calves can be snapped by the neck in rodeo roping events. It was Kerns–again–who motioned to table Montana’s attempt to regulate puppy mills. To add insult to injury, Kerns is a veterinarian! Apparently he never took this Veterinarian’s Oath. Visit our puppy mills page to learn more, view videos. __________________________________________________________
11/27/12: Sportsmen’s Bill blocked by GOP on budget violation…read on for lead-poisoned birds of prey videos.
View four videos of lead-poisoned birds of prey (two bald eagles, one golden eagle, one condor) here, here, here, and here. But NRA champion Sen. Jon Tester of Montana isn’t concerned about America’s wildlife. Media report here; bill language here. Info on toxic lead: “Get the lead out.” Details on image at left, click here. __________________________________________________________
Factory farmed eggs: cruel and unusual (and unnecessary) punishment for chickens. Two fantastic resources: “Cage-free eggs: Behind the Myth,” a slide show from Humane Myth; and “Baking Without Eggs,” a video offering up seven substitutions for eggs used in baking. Visit our factory farming/CAFOs page–under “issues” in the menu bar. _______________________________________________________________
Top Ten Reasons Why Animal Research is a Cruel Joke - In Defense of Animals See our April newsletter for links to further resources and articles – click here. Also visit Stop Animal Exploitation NOW – click here “Atrocities are no less atrocities when they occur in laboratories and are called research.” ~George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) ________________________________________________________________ Go ahead, have a laugh! Working for animals in a status quo that depends on exploiting them can get you down. What can there possibly be to laugh about? As a public service to animal activists, Other Nations joyfully connects you with vegan cartoonist Dan Piraro of “Bizarro” fame. Click for cartoons and yuk it up! __________________________________________________________
Empty Cages “Being kind to animals is not enough. Avoiding cruelty is not enough. Housing animals in more comfortable, larger cages is not enough. Whether we exploit animals to eat, to wear, to entertain us, or to learn, the truth of animal rights requires empty cages, not larger cages.” ~Tom Regan __________________________________________________________
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