Stop the shut down of Mother's Heart NGO (Kolkata) – The Petition Site

via Stop the shut down of Mother’s Heart NGO (Kolkata) – The Petition Site

Mother’s Heart is an NGO based in Kolkata, India which has been campaigning  the cause of supporting, rescuing and healing stray animals.
The Municipality has called for a shut-down notice of the NGO: because the barking dogs cause “noise pollution” despite the court issuing a stay order granting Mother’s HEart some time to vacate the premises and relocate the dogs to another property they are trying to buy.379172-1227636729-main

PETITION AGAINST A MASSIVE NEW ANIMAL BREEDING FACILITY- PORTUGAL

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1) 1. A research center for ‘bioetry’ is planned in Azambuja, Portugal

a. 20 to 25 thousand cages
— animal species not known

b. Aim: Supply animals to companies, university labs and research institutes
in Lisbon, but also to other parts of the country;
–a significant number of animals will be exported
–countries of destination and transport arrangements not known

c. Involved parties

–Champalimaud Foundation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Champalimaud_Foundation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant%C3%B3nio_Champalimaud
http://www.fchampalimaud.org

–Caloustre Gulbenkian Foundation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calouste_Gulbenkian_Foundation

–University of Lisbon
http://www.ul.pt/portal/page?_pageid=173,1&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

–Câmara Municipal da Azambuja
http://www.cm-azambuja.pt/azambuja

–European Commission
Janez Potoènik is the Commissioner Science and Research
http://ec.europa.eu/commission_barroso/potocnik/indexfl_en.htm

d. Cost: 36 million Euros
–9 million from private sources, remainder (75%) from the European Union

2) ADI: European Commission guilty of hypocrisy over replacing animals in experiments

http://www.politics.co.uk/opinion-formers/press-releases/opinion-former-index/animal-welfare/adi-european-commission-guilty-hypocrisy-over-replacing-animals-in-experiments-$1251262$464772.htm

Animal Defenders International (ADI) and the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) have strongly condemned an announcement that the European Commission plans to help fund a massive new animal breeding facility in Portugal.

Official council documents confirm that a research lab is planned in Azambuja, a district of Lisbon. The President of the Champalimaud Foundation, Leonor Beleza, announced that up to 25 thousand cages would be built for animals for breeding and scientific experiments, including brain and cancer research.

The aim is to supply animals to companies, university labs and research institutes in Lisbon, and also to other parts of Portugal and abroad. The official documents mention exporting to Europe, especially Spain and the South of Europe, and perhaps Africa.

The new facility will cost 36 million Euros. Nine million will come from private sources. The remaining 75 per cent; 27 million, will come from the European Commission.

This sum dwarfs the amount spent on the European Centre for the Validation of Alternatives Methods (ECVAM), which received 2.2 million this year and 1.7 million in 2007. ADI has been campaigning for more money to be spent on the centre. In the last five years, ECVAM received 11.3 million Euros, which is less than half of what the EU will spend on this new lab.

The species of animals involved has not yet been released, but there is concern that if it involves primates, this would be in direct conflict with the will of the European Parliament. In September 2007, the European Parliament adopted Written Declaration 40/2007, which calls for the replacement of primate experiments with non-animal alternatives. With signatures from 433 MEPs, the declaration achieved record-breaking support. It was hoped the adoption of the declaration signalled a move away from animal testing towards non-animal alternatives. Earlier this month, the long-awaited announcement of the revision of Directive 86/609 included a ban on the use of apes and wild caught monkeys in laboratories but fell short of a phase out of primate experiments.

On that day, European Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas said: “It is absolutely important to steer away from testing on animals. Scientific research must focus on finding alternative methods to animal testing.”

ADI and NAVS Chief Executive, Jan Creamer, says “It is hypocritical that the European Union could consider funding a massive new animal breeding centre, when it claims to be committed to finding alternatives for animal testing. The amount spent on researching alternatives is dwarfed by the massive sums being given to this facility in Portugal. It sends a clear and disturbing message that the welfare and lives of thousands of animals are dispensable. That is completely unacceptable.”

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NOTES TO EDITORS

For further information, contact ADI / NAVS Public Relations Officer, Ally MacDonald

Tel: 020 7630 3344

Out of Hours Mobile: 07785 552548

Email: pr@ad-international.org

In 2004 and 2006, Animal Defenders International inspected a large primate supply operation built by French company Noveprim/CRP in Camarles, Spain, with a capacity for 3,000 monkeys. The macaques were held in barren cages, far removed from their natural habitat. Video footage from the undercover ADI operation is available here: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=uLykJI9sXkE.

The original footage is available from the press office.

Further photographs of monkeys from the undercover ADI Spanish investigation are available from the press office.

The official documents detailing the Portugese project can be found here:

http://www.cm-azambuja.pt/NR/rdonlyres/64490937-702C-42CE-A605-1D3DA782A949/0/Biot%C3%A9rioCentral1.pdf

The 27 million Euros of European Union funding is split between three different funds; European Regional Development Fund, The European Social Fund and Cohesion Fund.

The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS)

The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS), founded in 1875, was the world’s first group to campaign for the abolition of cruel and futile experiments on animals. Through its sister organisation, the Lord Dowding Fund (LDF), the group promotes non-animal research by awarding grants in excess of £3 million to researchers to develop alternatives to animal testing.

NAVS: http://www.navs.org.uk/home/

LDF: http://www.navs.org.uk/research/

ADI

With offices in London, San Francisco and Bogota, Animal Defenders International (ADI) campaigns to protect animals in entertainment, replacement of animals in experiments; worldwide traffic in endangered species; vegetarianism; factory farming; pollution and conservation. ADI also rescues animals in distress worldwide. Our evidence has led to campaigns and legislative action all over the world to protect them.

http://www.ad-international.org

THE HUMAN VOICES OF PUPPY MILL DOGS – The Petition Site

via THE HUMAN VOICES OF PUPPY MILL DOGS – The Petition Site

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“Hi everyone, this petition is going to be sent to our new President to let him hear what a dog in and from a puppy mill endures..SO PLEASE READ THE WHOLE PETITION, DONT JUST SIGN THE PETITION PLEASE TALK FOR YOUR MILL DOG,OR PET SHOP PUPPY,LET THE PRESIDENT KNOW ABOUT THEIR ISSUES MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY !! IF YOU DON’T PLACE A COMMENT ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCES WITH MILL DOGS THEIR VOICES WONT BE HEARD, IF YOU JUST SIGN , OR SIGN WITH NO NAME YOU ARE NOT DOING THIS PETITION ANY GOOD, SHARE YOU MILL DOG EXPERIENCES WITH US.I want to hear from rescue volunteers/ foster parents/directors/adopters/shelter workers/vets/groomers/ first responders who are on the front line of puppy mill raids large or small, anyone who has dealt with dogs from puppy mills, and also the people that have adopted sick dogs from puppy stores….so please on this petition I ONLY want to hear from those of you who have had DIRECT CONTACT  or have heard personnel stories about puppy mill dogs, tell President Obama what these dogs endure in the mills, and outside once they are lucky enough to taste freedom, what issues their offspring have once they are sold out of puppy stores/internet websites, I want YOU  to talk for your puppy mill dog, let this country know why puppy mills should NOT be allowed to exist and that our country has NO need for commercially bred dogs…and please sign the other two petitions I have online called “LETS CLEAN HOUSE AT THE USDA TO SAVE PUPPY MILL DOGS” AND “SHUT DOWN KATHY BAUCHS PUPPY MILL IN MINNESOTA”

Tell Iraq to Stop the Inhumane Killing of Dogs – The Petition Site

Tell Iraq to Stop the Inhumane Killing of Dogs – The Petition Site
Help SPCA International Tell the Iraq Government to Find Humane Solutions! (http://www.spca.com/)

200 dogs were killed by inhumane measures in Baghdad, Iraq on Sunday, marking the beginning of a government campaign to reduce the animal overpopulation problem that plagues the country. These drastic actions were taken in response to a local public outcry for officials to do something about the stray packs of dogs that can cause human health and safety problems.

SPCA International adamantly condemns the inhumane methods employed in the campaign, including using poisoned meat and rifles. These means cause extreme and prolonged agony. There are humane alternatives that have proven effective and SPCA International encourages the Iraqi government to immediately stop the inhumane killing and implement humane methods.

Today, SPCA International began an effort to reach out to Iraqi officials to offer help in developing a more humane and long-lasting solution to the country’s stray animal problem.

“Killing strays alone is merely a band-aid approach to reducing the number of unwanted dogs,” says SPCA International Director of Communications, Stephanie Scroggs. “In order to better manage any stray animal population a combination of tactics must be used including spay and neuter, vaccinating healthy animals and euthanizing those that are sick or aggressive.”

SPCA International, and others in the animal welfare movement, know that this 3-pronged approach works. Without this combination of solutions, the Iraq stray population will never be controllable and the inhumane practices currently being used will continue.

Take Action: Tell the Park Service to Protect Yellowstone’s Buffalo!

Take Action: Tell the Park Service to Protect Yellowstone's Buffalo!: “Tell the Park Service to Protect Yellowstone’s Buffalo!
We must halt the annual massacre of Yellowstone’s buffalo by the National Park Service and Montana’s Department of Livestock. It is unconscionable that more than 1,400 buffalo from America’s last wild, free-roaming herd were sent to the slaughterhouse this past winter. Tell the National Park Service to be the guardian of our country’s wild bison by putting a new, more compassionate plan in place!”

Norwegian fur farms revealed

The Norwegian fur industry is continuously trying to present fur farming as unproblematic. During the summer of 2008 activists from Network for Animal Freedom traveled the country to see how the farm animals are actually treated. We inspected more than 100 randomly chosen fur farms in every county where such farms exist, covering over 20 percent of the fur farms in Norway.

http://www.forbypels.no/english

TAKE ACTION: SEND MESSAGE

http://www.oipa.org/fur/alerts/norway_petition.html

CAMPANHA 2008- Fondation Brigitte Bardot