Welcome to Other Nations…offering information, inspiration, and support for human beings working to end speciesism. __________________________________________________________
DEATH. TAXES. FACEBOOK: Some things are just inevitable. Now that we’ve made the leap, please “like” us. ___________________________________________________
Visit our Circus Animal Exploitation page for videos, news articles, and resources (including Animal Welfare Act violations). On April 11 & 12 we delivered clear but gentle messages to circus-goers: Circuses = no fun for animals * Animal-free circuses rock! * Have a heart for circus animals * Boycott circus cruelty. Thanks to everyone ( from child to retired) who came out to advocate for circus animals!
New at our blog: “A (trophy animal) picture is worth a thousand (angry, violent) words.” See the egotistical woman perched on the body of her giraffe “trophy.” We question if the anger, violence, and sexism expressed in the abundant comments posted to the photo help animals–or anyone, for that matter, including the commenters. It’s 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.
AT OUR BLOG: “Someone else’s trash: Rez dogs saved; rez dogs lost.” A year after their rescue, “dumpster puppies” and their guardians enjoy a reunion. An examination of issues that lead to out-of-control dog populations on reservations and how both tribal and non-tribal people are attempting to address the problem. Find it here. _______________________________________________________________
At our blog: “A tar sands skirmish for human & animal rights” - When the “megaloads” came rolling through Missoula on their way to Alberta’s tar sands project, climate activists and tribal people showed up at midnight to obstruct the behemoth industrial trasnport. Is tar sands development an animal rights issue? We say yes, and enlist the help of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. It’s at our blog. ________________________________________________________________
Please call your senators and ask them to vote against S. 1996, the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2014. It’s BAD for animals, BAD for public lands, BAD for scavengers who suffer poisoning from lead bullets, BAD for polar bears…you get the picture…it’s BAD. Find all the details at our Act! page. ________________________________________________________________
MONTANA’S 2013-2014 WOLF SLAUGHTER TALLY: Projectile: 144; Trap: 86; TOTAL: 230 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! _______________________________________________________________
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