August 11, 2017
Prevent the Execution of Endangered Wolves!
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has killed two wolves from the Smackout pack and has authorized further lethal action. Wolves were once numerous in Washington state but were killed off by ranchers and farmers. There are just eight breeding pairs of these endangered apex predators in the entire state of Washington. We must act urgently to take the Smackout pack out of the crosshairs!
Tippah County: Stop Abusing Rabbits for Entertainment
Nearly 70,000 of you took action for the rabbits, chickens, pigs, goats, and calves being abused at Tippah County Fair's cruel "Farm Animal Scrambles" last year. We need your help again. Despite the outcry of caring people around the world, who viewed the shocking images and video of rabbits savagely dangled by their ears, choked around the neck and even dropped to the floor while children raced around the arena, the organizers plan to go ahead again with this disgraceful animal abuse at the 2017 Tippah County Fair.
Cows Are Destroying the Rainforest - But Not How You Think
Palm oil is a type of vegetable oil produced from the fruit of palm trees. It's in almost half of the products found in our supermarkets - from foods to cosmetics and household cleaners. A total of 26 million rainforest acres have been cleared to date for palm oil production, and a staggering 136 million rainforest acres have been cleared for animal agriculture. Most people are completely unaware that a large percentage of palm kernel meal is being exported worldwide and used to fatten up animals. The U.S. is one of the main importers of New Zealand meat, which in turn is one of the largest importers of palm meal. U.S. consumers are unwittingly contributing to rainforest destruction by eating meat from cows who have been fed on palm meal.
Shriners Are Still Abusing Elephants & Defeating Elephant Protections
Shriners across the U.S. hire traveling circuses for fundraising. That makes them responsible for the circus elephants who are forced to perform grotesque acts as they endure sad, deprived lives on the road. Shriners in Maine recently defeated the proposed legislation, LD396, "An Act To Limit the Importation of Elephants" that would have protected elephants. Shriners got their wish and they will continue to exploit elephants for fundraising.
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