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STOP POISONING PIGEONS IN NEW ORLEANS- Avitrol in French Market!
Dear Officials, We, the undersigned, are concerned citizens who urge you to act now to stop the poisoning of pigeons in New Orleans, Louisiana. Complaints, and photos of dying pigeons believed to be poisoned with Avitrol, have been piling in from concerned citizens working in the French Market. As of May 15, 2015, we are talking firm action to prevent this cruel and painful method of extermination from ever happening again in the City of New Orleans, Louisiana. As concerned citizens, we want a ban! Is money and tourism more important then the wildlife of Louisiana? New Orleans residents think not and want the poisoning to stop immediately. Avitrol is also known to be toxic to humans. What about the possibility of threats to our community unaware that they are being subjected to the poison? Possibility of sickness or death could occur without the victims ever knowing is was Avitrol. Symptoms of Avitrol Poisoning http://pmep.cce.cornell.edu/profiles/rodent/rodent_A_L/4-aminopyridine/aminopyr_prf_0185.html Katrina Perkowska of Kasia's Ark Bird Rescue in Louisiana says, "They don't understand that they're not just killing pigeons, but hundreds of other species of birds as well. This makes me sick to my stomach!" Other Reference links: Avitrol® Bird Poison Not the Solution to Nuisance Bird Populations: http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/facts/avitrol.html http://www.peta.org/issues/wildlife/bird-poisons.aspx http://archive.boulderweekly.com/092602/speakingout.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7m8qMgEvC4E Pics of dying birds: by Jehan Strouse, who was down at the French Market witnessing the birds in distress, and talking with others working the Market telling their stories. More leads coming in by the hour. Last year in Houston, Texas. http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/2014/07/16/birds-poisoned-houston-airport/12744889/ A Song For You... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmdlxj0uIt0
STOP VIETNAM DOG MEAT FARMS 1 Million+ Per Year/ Stolen, Smuggled To Northern Vietnam, Traumatized, Tortured, Skinned Alive To Satisfy Growing Appetite For Dog.
We the people of the world, plead with Vietnam to stop the torturing of dogs for meat. The illegal stealing and smuggling of a large breed variety has grown to more than 1 million per year to satisfy the appetites of Vietnam DOG MEAT FARM IN VIETNAM WELCOME TO VIETNAM! In Bac Ninh, and Quảng Ninh, dog meat has become a common meal. DOG MEAT RESTAURANT in Bac Ninh-- Business Listing Van An Ward, Bac Ninh City, Bac Ninh Province Tel (84-241) 381 0940Also serving up dog meat at festivals. MUST WATCH! Dog Meat Farm in Vietnam TAKE ACTION NOW! Published on Jan 30, 2014 "Thai authorities are struggling to stop dogs from being stolen and smuggled to northern Vietnam, where one million dogs are eaten each year.Stray dogs and pets are being illegally snatched, bought, or even bartered for household items, then smuggled to Vietnam, where they are sold, butchered and eaten.With bribery at border checkpoints, apathy in the transit country of Laos, and northern Vietnam's appetite for one million dogs a year, Thai authorities are struggling to stop an estimated 200,000 dogs every year being exported alive in this international racket.Smugglers pay helpers, often poor farmers, to comb rural areas and towns, buying dogs, grabbing strays or stealing pets.Dogs are collected throughout the northeast of Thailand, then taken to holding pens in the provinces of Nong Khai, Bueng Kan, Nakhon Phanom and Mukdahan.In transit, conditions for the animals are horrendous. The dogs are loaded by the hundreds onto open-sided trucks, starving and dehydrated, and stacked on top of each other, suffering from bite wounds and broken bones — some even dying en route." This video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3G89DxEWV0 "depicts the real life trade of dog and cat meat in Vietnam central. Selling "any meat" via uncontrolled methods has the potential to see food virus borne. The EU law states that meat of any kind that is for human consumption should not 1. exceed it's sell by and use by date 2. meat must stay at temperatures of between 0-5 oc not rising above as food pathogens will form producing food not fit for human consumption. 3. meat that has been infested with flies or other bacteria must not be sold to the public or passed off as safe 4. meat must be kept in sanitized and clean refrigerated/chilled atmospheres - As one can see here this is a major food violation although the laws of the European Union and Vietnam differ. Please Google search deaths caused by food borne viruses in Asia and one will see a very worrying trend. Further to this the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) has issued a stark warning stating that atmospheric temperatures are on the rise in both Africa and Asia. Rising temperatures and food stored in this manner as depicted in the video above will only increase food virus related deaths and "contagious disease outbreak" = pandemics. Vietnam now has to acknowledge this serious health and hygiene issue before mass disease outbreaks placing millions of humans in harms way. We do not want dog and cat meat regulated as it is already illegal in Vietnam. We want the trade gone - completely." Sincerely, And With All Hope, The People Of The World MORE PETITIONS TO SIGN BELOW- PLEASE CONTINUE TO SIGN AND SHARE OUR SAYNOTODOGMEAT.NET PETITIONS; WHEN COMPLETED THEY’LL BE WILL BE HAND DELIVERED PETITION FOR VIETNAM and THAILAND ANTI-SMUGGLING https://www.causes.com/actions/1764795-a-petition-to-president-truong-tang-sang-moj-prime-minister-yingluck-shinawatra PETITION FOR HEALTH MINISTER OF VIETNAM https://www.causes.com/campaigns/71258-minister-of-public-health-thi-kim-tien PETITION FOR SOUTH KOREA https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/president-geun-hye-park-take-dog-cat-meat-off-the-menu PETITION FOR NAGALAND https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/additional-chief-secretary-take-dog-meat-of-nagaland-menu PETITION TO BAN THE TRADE IN NIGERIA https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/governor-of-lagos-hon-babatunde-fashola-ban-the-nigerian-dog-meat-trade-lagos LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES http://saynotodogmeat.net/2014/04/04/email-the-philippines-president-to-end-the-dog-meat-trade/ PLEASE SEND TO THE MUSLIM COUNCIL http://saynotodogmeat.net/2014/01/17/open-email-to-the-muslim-council-of-great-britain/ PLEASE HELP THE PEOPLE OF TURKANA HERE http://saynotodogmeat.net/2014/01/31/turkana-africa-emergency-aid-letter/ EMAIL THE GOVERNOR OF NIGERIA: New Address: email@example.com http://saynotodogmeat.net/2013/12/03/email-excellency-dr-honorable-alausa-excellency-honorable-babatunde-fashola/ JOIN THE WORLDWIDE GLOBAL EVENT HERE TODAY PLEASE EMAIL US A.S.A.P FOR INFORMATION ON HOW YOU CAN HELP. SATURDAY 4TH APRIL 2015 – TIME TO MARCH FOR DOGS AND CATS IN THE MEAT TRADE. JOIN HERE https://www.facebook.com/events/294347744053559/ SHARE EVERYWHERE WILDLY SayNoToDogMeat.Net FACEBOOK and TWITTER Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ban Mule-Drawn Carriage Rides in New Orleans
We Are The Coalition Campaigning to Ban Mule-Drawn Carriage Rides in New Orleans LA. ANOTHER MULE HAS DIED IN THE FRENCH QUARTER JAN 19, 2015-- The mule was quickly dragged away on a flatbed truck, and the SPCA New Orleans was never notified according to Animal Control officer, Amanda Pumillia. No proper coverage or fanfare was given for the fallen mule in Louisiana. The only story told, and how the SPCA learned of the mules death was from NOLA DEFENDER-- "Around 9:45a.m., the animal expired near the intersection of Royal Street and Governor Nicholls Street. Witnesses said that the death was quick and sudden. After the driver disengaged the carriage, Royal was closed off. A flatbed pickup arrived to serve as a hearse and the mule was loaded on and then covered with a tarp before being taken away." http://www.noladefender.com/content/mule-dies-quarter-causing-brief-delays Mules suffer greatly in New Orleans .. They are not properly cared for... Handlers ride them hard, long distances daily... work in congested city traffic, poor weather conditions, carry hefty people around the city, chained, tired, thirsty, hungry, foam at the mouth, sleep in tight spaces...We ask the City of New Orleans to FORM and SUPPORT A BILL that will PROHIBIT THE OPERATION OF MULE DRAWN CABS IN THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS. Animal activists protest use of mule-drawn carriages in New Orleans - http://www.wwltv.com/news/local/Animal-activists-protest-use-of-mule-drawn-carriages-in-New-Orleans-137353353.html On December 18, 2011 A white horse fell and died in front of 733 Bourbon street, NEW ORLEANS. The horse went into a seizure, fell, got back up, then fell again and died. The handler quickly took off the horses saddle and reins... The handler claims this was not a work horse but several witnesses say he worked the horse hard for 12 hours a day Thurs - Sun. Some often made complaints about the cruelty. Citizens that know the truth are outraged. FROM: http://www.nola.com/pets/index.ssf/2011/12/owner_of_horse_that_collapsed.html">NOLA.COM Owner of Horse that collapsed and died on Bourbon Street has been under investigation. The owner of the horse that dropped dead on Sunday afternoon has been offering buggy rides to tourists in the French Quarter for months. At issue is whether he charges for them. The city’s Taxicab Bureau has been investigating Steven Chambers, 51, of New Orleans, after complaints by carriage companies that Chambers, who is unlicensed and uninsured, was operating illegally. The companies also allege Chambers mistreated his horses and did not clean up after them. So far, city investigators haven’t found evidence that Chambers charges tourists for rides, said Malachi Hull, director of the city’s Ground Transportation Bureau. If they determine he has been charging tourists for rides, Chambers could be served a summons for operating without a permit, a charge that can carry up to 90 days’ imprisonment. Chambers says his horse rides are strictly free. “It’s all for fun,” Chambers, who owns a plumbing company, said Monday. “I don’t take any money for any rides. These horses are not for hire and that’s why I don’t believe I need a license.” But representatives of Royal Carriages, Mid-City Carriages and Good Old Days Carriages claim that every weekend, Chambers is in the same spot in the French Quarter, on the corner of Decatur and Madison Streets. “A guy doesn’t go out in the Quarter all the time and have different people on the cart all the time if he’s not being paid for it,” said Louis Charbonnet, owner of Mid-City Carriages. “It’s definitely an illegal situation.” After the deaths of two horses in the summer of 1980, the city council outlawed horses, opting instead to allow mules, which are hardier, to pull carriages. The company in charge of the horses that died, Le Petite Tours, subsequently lost its permit to operate. The three carriage companies that have complained about Chambers also say his horses looked mistreated, with sores on their ankles, visible ribs and back bones, and dull coats. The horse that died Sunday was 10 years old, which is “way too young to be dropping dead,” said Dr. Allison Barca, the veterinarian advising the LSPCA on the case. Most horses live to around 25, Barca said. The Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has sent the horse’s body to LSU Veterinary Clinic for a necropsy, to determine the cause of death, said Katherine Leblanc, LSPCA spokeswoman. “It’s a shame it had to come to that, but we’ve always looked at the condition of his animals out in the Quarter and they’ve not been healthy,” Charbonnet said. Chambers often brings three horses into the Quarter, the carriage companies said. Two horses pull a two-person buggy and the other walks behind with a person riding on it, which is illegal for licensed companies to do. Patricia Mata, president of Good Old Days Carriage Co., suggested that city investigators haven’t caught Chambers giving tourists paid rides because they don’t work weekends. Hull said the city has received many complaints about horse manure on the sidewalks, and the carriage companies blame Chambers, whose horses — unlike their mules — don’t wear diapers. “He wastes all over the sidewalk, especially on that corner of Decatur and Madison,” said James Lauga Jr., general manager of Royal Carriages. “I’m constantly picking up after him.” Lauga said he and the other carriage companies gave the city photos of Chambers’ buggy rides and waste left on the sidewalk. Hull said the bureau’s investigation is ongoing.
Make Farm Animal Cruelty a Felony in all 50 States
Farm animals used for dairy and meat supply have been tortured and silenced long enough. People from all over the globe have now become enlightened to farm animal abuse when the Ohio Conklin Dairy Farm undercover investigation went viral May, 2010.. exposing dairy farm workers sadistically abusing cows and young calves. Conklin Dairy farm worker abuse is nowhere near an isolated case, although it is one of the first times much of the world have become enlightened to the harsh truth that for so long has been hidden, outing farm animal cruelty. Thanks to Mercy for Animals, networking sites such as Youtube and Facebook, as well as a few brave media outlets and news anchors finally taking a stand and holding hands with activists, these poor silenced animals, who for so long have suffered a heart-wrenching and painful holocaust at the hands of man, now have a voice. We must tell our elected officials that we demand justice for abused farm animals, and insist they make farm animal cruelty a felony in all 50 states. http://www.mercyforanimals.org/