Saturday, May 31, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
Those against the roundup favor a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program over the killing or relocation of the cats.
If you are inclined to take this further, here's information as to who you can contact about the matter:
(1) Christopher O. Ward, Executive DirectorThe Port Authority of New York and New Jersey225 Park Avenue South, 18th FloorNew York, NY 10003
(2) Port Authority Corporate HeadquartersGeneral: (212) 435-7000Public Affairs: (212) 435-7777(Get a live person on the line and insist on speaking to someone about the JFK situation - keep calling until they respond)Fax: (212) 435-4032
(3) Anthony R. Coscia, ChairmanBoard of CommissionersPort Authority of New York and New JerseyTel: (732) 846-2120 (direct line)General number for Mr. Coscia's law firm: (732) 846-7600Fax: (732) 846-8877
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
UPDATE: TANK RECOVERED BY THE BLOOMINGDALE POLICE ON JUNE 1, 2008!!!
Friday, May 23, 2008
If you are in the Philippines, please read my post about reporting animal cruelty in that country:
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
I am cross-posting Claudia Emerson's email to members of the New Jersey Animal Rights Alliance ( NJARA) regarding our old nemesis, the Saddest Show on Earth, Ringling Barnum & Bailey Circus...Her email speaks for itself. Thank you 101.5 FM for your featuring this story!
-PLEASE CROSS POST-
Please let me know if you are able to help with any demo this weekend, investigation or the elephant walk. If you can take a FEW MINUTES, it is very IMPORTANT to make a comment and thank 101.5FM Radio for posting the story about Ringling being caught on tape for abusing elephants. Support the story by making a comment after watching the VIDEO to speak out for the elephants. More support means this station and other media will take animal abuse seriously. I wrote a long comment, but a couple sentences is all you need to show your support. Most media will not stand up to Ringling or even care about animal abuse, but this station was not afraid to post the story.
Ringling is truly the "Darkest Show of All", continuing to deceive families, and children of their long list of animal abuse. Not only is Ringling in a lawsuit, by the largest protection group in the U.S. (ASPCA), but includes former employee Tom Rider. You can tell 101.5FM how Tom worked there for 2.5 years and saw the elephant abuse first hand. Ringling also denies elephant abuse, but the video shown caught them doing it, and CLEARLY shows the trainer (Troy Metzler) hooking the elephant in the face twice near her eye, and beating her on the leg thus disputing that they love their animals. They use negative reinforcement on a daily basis inflicted on these endangered species, it is not positive reinforcement. The elephants live in terror, fear, and loneliness. If Ringling used positive reinforcement to train the elephants and tigers, then Ringling would throw away the bullhooks (like a firepoker), use treats and peanuts to train them, and would throw away the whips and choking collars used on the tigers.
Let me know if you have any media contacts whether TV, Radio, Newspaper, Website, School, I would like to continue to get this video out to help educate others about Ringling's mistreatment of the elephants.
Here is 101.5's story:
Also there is a super vegetarian restaurant across the street from the arena that serves excellent food and where I will be in between demos.
Mr. Chua's internship was made possible by a grant from Humane Society International ( HSI ). For the record, PAWS shelter does not receive international or national funding for its day-to-day operations. However, it receives materials and training as official shelter partner and advocacy partner of the Humane Society International - Humane Society of the United States (HSI- HSUS).
Click HERE to read more about Jeff Chua's story...
Monday, May 12, 2008
UPDATE: Gertrude ADOPTED June 2008!
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Trenton, New Jersey. Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus. Demonstrations and Conference. May 2008.
Second thing is that our intrepid and fearless leader, Claudia Rose Emerson, will be walking with the circus animals from the trains to the arena that very same day. This is a period of greatest danger for both animals and the public, and witnesses ( in case something goes wrong or animal cruelty is practiced openly ) will be appreciated. If you can make it as well to this walk, email the address I have given above. Claudia will do this again after the last show in Trenton which is Sunday, the 18th, at 5pm. Therefore, the walk back to the trains will be around 730pm.
For your information, there will be demos Saturday, the 17th (Shows 11AM, 3PM, 7PM), or Sunday (Shows 1PM, 5PM). They will be held at the Sovereign Bank Arena located off Route 129 on the corner of Hamilton Avenue and South Broad Street in the heart of Trenton, NJ.
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Sunday, May 04, 2008
Well, the dog walk went very well, and the weather was perfect. Perhaps one hundred people attended the fundraiser with a very wide variety of dogs in tow. The walk itself took approximately a mile through a wooded path, mostly by the banks of Shepherd Lake. Some of the dogs, particularly the retrievers, took a dip in the lake. My dog, Fidelma, a Chihuahua, didn't want to get in. She's a lapdog, and not a swimmer. Some of our dogs from the shelter also made it to the dogwalk. In fact, Bailey stood a good chance at being adopted today. A woman and her daughter looked her over, and even took her for a walk. Bailey has been at the shelter for a while, and it would be great to see her go home. A very young girl, whose name I can't recall, donated to the shelter the money she received at her birthday party, all $300! Another youngster, a boy, raised $400 for the shelter and he received special mention as well. Here are some photos from today:
Some of the folks
Bailey, one of our dogs for adoption...energy
Chase, another one of our dogs...friendly and very active
and into the woods as well...
Currently, the EPA is evaluating 300 chemicals via the new methods whose initial phase should be finished by this year according to Robert Kavlok, Director of the National Center for Computational Toxicology. That's like time warp speed! According to the NIH, it took thirty years for the EPA to rigorously test 2500 potentially toxic compounds.
The New Jersey Animal Rights Alliance, from whom I received this report, was quick to point out that this new direction wasn't born from moral reasons but from what anti-vivisection activists have been saying all along---animal experimentation is costly, prolongs medication and procedures from human use, and it does not accurately predict human reaction to the tested drugs.
Let's hope for the best, for the animals.
Here's PETA's campaign against Columbia University's animal cruelty practices: http://www.columbiacruelty.com/default.aspx