Horse Racing Protest Today at Saratoga

Originally posted on TUESDAY'S HORSE:

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Hello.

Sorry for the late notice but we were just notified about this. Details below. Then below that, protests in the planning stages.

PROTEST HORSE RACING AT SARATOGA RACE COURSE, NEW YORK

• July 25, 2015
• 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
• Saratoga Race Course
267 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs, New York 12866

Corner of Union Ave and East Ave (across from the main entrance)

Signs and leaflets will be provided. Homemade signs make a big impact as well.

See Facebook Events Page https://www.facebook.com/events/1453683188260142

Can’t be there? Visit Saratoga’s Facebook page and make a statement.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Saratoga-Race-Course/107881655898627

PLANNED PROTESTS

Del Mar Racetrack, Del Mar, California — July
Breeders’ Cup, Keeneland, Lexington, Kentucky — August

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Some Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Was New to Activism

Originally posted on Exposing the Big Game:

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FROM  All-Creatures.org

by Veda Stram
July 2015

Some things I wish someone had told me when I was new to activism. And some things I have learned the hard way and some things other activists have told me have helped their activism. And some questions I have found it useful to reconsider from time to time. Imagine a bowl of cherries. This is not about the cherries/animal activism in the bowl, but rather it’s about the bowl where all the cherries/animal activism live.

Please consider the below …and reconsider from time to time……

NEVER FORGET

It is a truly, amazing wonderful commitment to be an animal rights activist. It is truly something to be proud of. It can give you a life worth living.

Margaret Mead: “Never doubt that a small group of committed individuals can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” As committed…

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Go Vegan or Die

Originally posted on Exposing the Big Game:

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On the tip of one my K2 Apache Outlaw skis is a sticker of a skull and crossbones with the shocking statement, “Go Vegan or Die.” That sentiment might seem mean-spirited unless taken as fair warning about the very real health risks associated with eating meat—such as the greatly increased risk of cancer.

Like the anti-smoking campaign slogan, “Quit Smoking or Die,” “Go Vegan or Die” is simply good advice for people seeking longevity. (Stone-age meat-eaters seldom lived past 30, after all.)

There’s also a less-charitable motive for the slogan on the sticker. Anybody who has been the victim of thoughtless mockery from a meat-eater for the selfless act of eschewing animal flesh would be tempted to use the slogan, “Go Vegan or Die,” as would anyone frustrated by the results of their futile attempts to help others see that animal slaughter is cruelty and humans can live quite happily on…

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Frigid Temps Mean Added Suffering for Outdoor Dogs

Originally posted on Humane PA:

Amy Worden writes the Philly Dawg blog for The Philadelphia Inquirer. With her permission, we are reposting her excellent blog Frigid Temps Mean Added Suffering for Outdoor Dogs.  

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When I woke up this morning the temperature on my iPhone read 3 degrees and the windows rattling in my old farmhouse told me the wind was likely making it feel even colder.

My Jack Russell terrier mix Olivia was curled at my feet on the quilt.

Thousands of dogs in Pennsylvania are not so lucky this morning.

With the exception of a handful of municipalities (including Philadelphia) it is legal to leave your dog outside in extreme temperatures.  He need only be provided with loosely defined as “shelter.” Animal welfare advocates and humane society police officers have gone to court over what constitutes “shelter,” sadly often losing because the law is so vague.

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Pablo’s Gift

Originally posted on Our Compass:

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“What is vegan?”, he asked after a long pause.

He was calling the sanctuary hoping to find a home for the chickens he had been ordered to dump in the woods. The birds were deemed “too old for the pot”, too “stupid” to keep as pets, and too “ugly” to use as yard decoration, so the ranch owner decided to use them as coyote bait instead.

It was not something Pablo wanted to do but he feared that openly refusing to harm the chickens would not only jeopardize his already tenuous job as a handyman at the ranch where he worked in exchange for a room to crash in and a meager pay to live on, but it would also prevent him from finding a way to protect the birds. So he kept putting off the grim task, using every excuse he could think…

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The Human Victims of Factory Farming | One Green Planet

Originally posted on Life or Lunch?:

farm-cow-1200x800There have been many undercover investigations into factory farming over the years, many of which expose the inhumane conditions in which animals are forced to live on these farms. Through these investigations, we’ve discovered that life for the billions of animals living in factory farms is an absolute hell. In these facilities, animals spend their short lives crammed on top of one another in filthy living quarters, they are given no access to sunlight or the outdoors and suffer from painful body deformities, stress and disease.

The experience of the animals living and dying in factory farms is cruel torture, but the animals aren’t the only ones subjected to cruelty. People are also impacted by industrial animal agriculture. 

Working on a Factory Farm

A job at a factory farm has one of the largest turnover rates in America, exceeding 95 to 100 percent annually, despite employing more…

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Matthew McConaughey’s Canned Hunt Operation

Originally posted on Exposing the Big Game:

http://theirturn.net/2015/02/04/TMZ-McConaughey-hunt

February 4, 2015 by Donny Moss

After TheirTurn’s story about Matthew McConaughey’s hunting business went viral, TMZ, the celebrity gossip website with millions of subscribers, published a story about peoples’ outrage: “Matthew McConaughey Ranch Draws Fire Over Trapped Deer Kills.”

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TMZ spoke to McConaughey’s nephew Madison, who runs the ranch:

“We reached out to Matt’s rep … so far no word back. But the actor’s nephew, Madison McConaughey — the ranch cattle manager — tells TMZ they’ve had death threats from people who don’t understand the nature of what they do. He says, ‘People are disgusted with us but we’re disgusted with them.’ Madison adds, people who come there do so for the ‘hunting experience’ and he says ‘We’re proud of what we do.’

The TMZ story has been updated with a video interview with Madison McConaughey.

In canned hunts, animals are confined to a fenced in area with no way…

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7 Disasters That Would Cause The End Of The World As We Know It

Originally posted on TheSurvivalPlaceBlog:

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By  Rich M Off The Grid News

Television has unwittingly given a false view of survivalists and preppers to the world. In the show Doomsday Preppers, each of the people on the show was only concerned about one possible catastrophe.

Not only that, but some of the catastrophes that they are focused on are not very likely to occur. That’s not to say that the catastrophes mentioned in the show are all made up for show business. A number of them are very real possibilities, and perhaps some of the greatest risks that we face today. In many cases, those events would spell The End Of The World As We Know It (TEOTWAWKI).

A TEOTWAWKI event isn’t the end of the world; it’s just the end of the lifestyle that we’ve known. It will be serious enough that we’ll have to make some major changes to the way…

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England: In Memory of Jill Phipps – Who Died Fighting Live Animal Exports From Coventry, 1995.

Originally posted on Serbian Animals Voice (SAV):

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFeKx_M-EJ0

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jill_Phipps

Jill Phipps (15 January 1964 — 1 February 1995) was a Britishanimal rightsactivist who was crushed to death in Baginton, Warwickshire, England by a lorry transporting live veal calves heading for continental Europe via Coventry Airport.

See Jill’s film here – we start with part 4, the final part – which involves the actions at Coventry airport – fighting live exports – and the death of Jill on 1st February 1995.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7dvQpOd3vc&feature=related

It has taken some 20 years since her death, but there are currently NO live animal exports from the UK to Europe.  They may return, but when they do, campaigners on the English SE coastal ports will be ready to take action.

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36 Baby Elephants Kidnapped from Mothers to be SOLD TO CIRCUSES AND ZOOS in Zimbabwe!!!

Originally posted on gettingonmysoapbox:

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This news just broke my heart today.  It seems that 36 baby elephants, aged 2.5 to 5 years, were ripped away from their mothers in the Hwange National Park for sale to private zoos and circuses abroad.  I can’t think of anything more traumatic and horrifying for those little creatures (and their mothers), except maybe witnessing the murder of their mothers by poachers, which occurs with wonton abandon in Zimbabwe.

To wit:

https://gettingonmysoapbox.wordpress.com/2013/10/02/91-elephants-poisoned-at-watering-hole-by-poachers-in-zimbabwe/

In the words of Rainforest Rescue:

Their chances of survival without their mothers are very slim.

Please sign and share this petition.

https://www.rainforest-rescue.org/mailalert/981/zimbabwe-stop-trafficking-in-baby-elephants#sr=rdr&md=newsletter&ct=html&cn=petition-981

Also, write to the Zimbabwe Embassy in Washington, D.C.

info33@zimbabwe-embassy.us

Hell, I even wrote to the government minister that this petition is addressed to, via his LinkedIn Profile:

https://www.linkedin.com/pub/saviour-kasukuwere/50/a54/18b

I also wrote on his Facebook wall:

https://www.facebook.com/kasukuwere

Shit, why not on Twitter too:

https://twitter.com/Hon_Kasukuwere

I’m fucking hopping mad, angry, sickened, saddened and…

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This Chilling PSA Will Be The First To Ever Address Domestic Violence During The Super Bowl

Originally posted on WOMEN. HEALING. VIOLENCE.:

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This Sunday, for the first time ever, the National Football League will run a PSA during the Super Bowl that directly addresses the country’s domestic violence and sexual assault crises.

The PSA was created by the advertising firm Grey New York for the NFL and No More, a five-year-old coalition of groups dedicated to fighting domestic violence and sexual assault. No More teamed up with the NFL to create football-focused PSAs after a number of the league’s players became embroiled in child or domestic abuse-related scandals.

A 30-second version of the PSA will air during the first quarter of the game on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. But an extended version, which you can view above, has already been released.

In the PSA, a woman calls 911 but pretends to order a pizza so that her abuser is not aware of what she is doing…

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Murderers Must Obtain the Proper Permit

Originally posted on Exposing the Big Game:

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I’m sure you all remember Washington wolf-poacher, Bill White of Twisp. I knew him all too well, having spent a third of my life outside the same small town. Like most serial killers, he’d seem like a nice guy. Especially if you saw him chatting it up with passers-by from his booth at the farmer’s market, selling his popular “all natural” “grass-fed” beef to unsuspecting buyers of all political stripes.

Little did they know they were supporting a soon-to-be infamous serial-poacher who defied “game” laws galore while hound-hunting bears and cougars and ultimately baiting the state’s first known wolf pack, the “Lookouts,” luring them to their deaths at his 100 acre ranch on the side of Lookout Mountain.

Not only did he and his son kill most of the Lookouts before the pack was even officially recognized, the poaching ring also flouted international trade laws by trying to send a…

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Adult Onset Hedonism

Originally posted on Exposing the Big Game:

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Practically everywhere you look lately are signs of a growing backlash against the progressive vegan movement. It seems people, many who’ve never tried going a day without eating animal products, are tired of being told vegetarian is healthier than flesh-eating and veganism is better still—its carbon footprint being only a fraction of the gargantuan impact of the standard American diet. Plus, vegans have the benefit of a clearer conscience than a person who contributes to animal suffering on a daily basis (assuming said person cares at all about animals). But many are comfortable with their meat addiction and don’t see any reason to ever change. And though they’re still the vast majority and therefore have nothing to fear from the efforts of outnumbered do-gooders, they see it as an attack on their right to be as hedonistic as they so desire and have begun a collective counterattack, just to show…

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Re-Blog: Some “Animal Advocates” Never Miss An Opportunity to Exploit Animal Exploitation

Just when I think it can’t get worse, it does.

Humane Society International is an arm of The Humane Society of the United States. Andrew Rowan is the Chief International Officer and Chief Scientific Officer of The HSUS, and President and CEO of Humane Society International.

HSI has a new campaign: rescuing dogs from South Korean farms:

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Here is a story about this campaign:

Alexandria (United States) (AFP) – A dozen dogs originally destined for dinner tables in South Korea arrived in the Washington area to be adopted as pets.

They were the first of a total of 23 dogs being imported into the United States this week as part of a campaign to combat the eating of dog meat in East Asia.

Washington-based Humane Society International (HSI) located the dogs at a farm in Ilsan, northwest of Seoul, where they were being bred specifically for human consumption.

The farmer — who acknowledged a personal fondness for dogs — agreed to give up the animals and accept an offer of compensation and grow blueberries instead, HSI director of companion animals Kelly O’Meara told AFP, as the mongrels settled into kennels Monday at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, Virginia after a long flight from Seoul.

HSI has been working with local groups in China, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam to raise public awareness of the dog meat trade.

“But South Korea is unusual because it actually farms dogs to supply demand,” O’Meara said, while other countries target feral dogs as food.

Every year, between 1.2 million and two million dogs are consumed in South Korea, she said, supplied by farms that number “at least in the hundreds.”

O’Meara said it was the first time that dogs from South Korea intended for human consumption had been rescued and brought into the United States, where a brisk demand for adopted dogs and cats is met by a thriving network of animal rescue groups and shelters.

All 23 South Korean dogs — the second batch is due to arrive Tuesday — will undergo veterinarian checks in Alexandria, before being distributed among five other shelters in the Mid-Atlantic states for adoption.

“By helping these 23 dogs, we’ll be helping a lot of other dogs in South Korea” by raising public awareness of the dog meat trade, said Megan Webb, executive director of the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, which finds homes for about 1,000 dogs a year.

Okay. So let’s see if I have this right:

HSUS/HSI objects to the eating of dogs. Okay. I understand that. I don’t think anyone should eat dogs either. Surely, it makes no sense to object to eating dogs if you eat other animals.

But HSUS CEO/President Wayne Pacelle sits on the Board of Directors of

Continue Reading: http://www.abolitionistapproach.com/animal-advocates-never-miss-opportunity-exploit-animal-exploitation/#.VLEl8Kbqn-Z

SOURCE:  Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach

 

Why Buffalo Should be Protected by the Endangered Species Act

Originally posted on GarryRogers Nature Conservation and Science Fiction (#EcoSciFi):

By Stephany Seay

We’ve been given no other choice but to seek Endangered Species Act protection for the Yellowstone buffalo. This important action has been taken by the Buffalo Field Campaign and Western Watersheds Project.

Not a single Interagency Bison Management Plan affiliate seems to have the courage to defend wild buffalo — not the park, not Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, not even the tribes. The dastardly management schemes that continue to wage war against buffalo must end. There is no cause or evidence to support this brutal treatment, and none of the actions carried out in vile service to Montana’s livestock interests can be justified. The nonsensical abuse and killing of wild buffalo has become a very bad habit that U.S. taxpayers continue to fund.

Source: www.thewildlifenews.com

GR:  Like the Sage Grouse, Buffalo protection will be opposed by Congressional representatives of grazing and mining.  By now, everyone should recognize that…

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Bye Bye Biodiversity

Originally posted on Exposing the Big Game:

I’ve said it before and I’ll probably say it again, you can’t really be a wolf advocate or an elk advocate, or any kind of advocate for the environment, and continue to eat beef. That message was driven home by a new Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Department elk “management” proposal which includes reducing the numbers of not only elk, but also of wolves (who, logically, could have done some of the “management” for them) near Yellowstone National Park, all in the name of safeguarding cattle from the negligible threat of brucellosis—a disease which, in the past hundred years, has come full circle from livestock to wildlife and now back to livestock.

So far, it’s been the bison migrating out of Yellowstone during hard winters who have suffered the brunt of the rancher’s brucellosis paranoia. “Solutions” have included “hazing” bison back into the park and creating holding areas outside the park to warehouse bison…

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