I believe that
all animals have a right to live breathe and die without torture
and pain. I try to help fight for their rights by boycotting fur
and products that use animal testing. I have turned my home into
an animal feeding sanctuary for birds, squirrels, fish, cats, frogs
and an occasional raccoon and opossum that wonders into the yard.
I refuse to eat veal products and I donate money whenever I can
to help support many of the great organizations listed in my links.
Please join me in saving an animal from torture, animal testing
Here is a list of some frightening
facts, horrid tortures and animal abuse. After reading some of the
facts of abuse below, join in to help speak up for animals who can
not. It is hard to believe we still need animal testing for new
products like soap, perfume and shampoo, and we use inhumane slaughtering
Thanks to PETA
for a lot of the information found below. Please visit their web
site as well as the other sites listed to speak out for the animals.
If you would like to donate and get a publication direct from PETA
please write to them at PETA Headquarters 501 Front Street Norfolk,
VA 23510 U.S.A. I hope you will consider donating and writing letters,
AND visiting ALL the links,to help SPEAK UP FOR ANIMALS who can
not speak for themselves.
Cat Allies promotes humane
care for feral cat colonies. Stabilizing colonies through sterilization
programs is an effective and compassionate solution, and is preferable
to repeated attempts to remove feral colonies by eradication. Vacated
territories are usually filled by other strays moving in to repopulate
the area. Neutering cats stops many problems associated with alley
cats, such as spraying toms and yowling females in heat.
Over 50 percent of feral kittens get
sick and die, causing much unnecessary suffering to the kittens
as well as a distressing sight for neighborhood people. Sterilized
cats become friendlier and easier to deal with. This program is
only for hardy and healthy feral cat colonies, not domesticated
strays for which homes should be found. We advocate daily feeding
and shelter construction for each colony, which results in healthier
cats and also reduces their tendencies to roam across busy streets
and seek shelter and warmth under automobile hoods.
Many people enjoy taking care of feral
colonies, providing long-term, loving care for their colonies. Please
visit their page and others like it, Meow
Power, for more information on the care and shelter of feral
cat communities in your neighborhood. The main goal is to spay and
neuter as many feral cats as possible.
China's Asiatic black bears are taken
from the wild at a young age and put into bear farms where metal
tubes are placed permanently in their gall bladders. Then, they
are painfully milked on a regular basis. The Chinese still use these
medical techniques as they believe if you ingest this liquid you
will become as strong as a bear.
A 3oz. gall bladder that poachers sell
here in the United States for $20.00 goes for almost $22,000 in
Eight bear species are on the verge
It is believed that fewer than 1,000
Panda Bears remain in the wild.
In Yenikoy, Karacebey, Turkey they
have finally set up a sanctuary for 20 formerly abused "Dancing
Brown Bears." These bears were taken from the wild as cubs.
Their mothers were often shot and the babies noses pierced to hold
rings and chains. The gypsy's would take the bears to town to dance
on their hind legs. The rings through their noses insured the bears
would perform for tourists photos and tips. Here's a new place you
can go to get more information on Free the Bears www.freethebears.org.au
Tell Tanya Zola sent you.
Most animals killed for their fur are
caught in very painful, inhumane steel traps.
It is estimated that 1 out of every
4 animals caught in a steel trap will chew its' own foot off to
escape the pain. Sadly, most will die of blood loss, infection or
Approximately 3.5 million animals are
killed each year by U.S. trappers with 60-75% of them not their
25 million mink and 5 million foxes
are killed by breeders annually.
It takes 60 animals to make 1 fur coat.
"Fur - don't buy it, wear it,
or give it as a gift"
In 1994, 720 bullfights were held in
Spain alone. Before entering the ring, bulls are often given sedatives
and hit in the kidneys and some even have Vaseline rubbed into their
eyes. Gee that sure sounds like fun. Picadors then stab and taunt
the bull and once the matador has killed the bull he then severs
the spinal cord, cuts off the ears and horns for trophies.
Please protest Brazils notorious "Farra
do Boi", otherwise known as Ox Fun Days. The oxen are chased
and tortured for fun, not such a fun day for the oxen. Children
are even allowed to chase, stab and torture small oxen as a way
Please protest Spain's "Toro Embolado".
The bulls are tied to a post in town in front of all the people
to witness. Balls of rags and rope are soaked in fuel and then attached
to the horns of the bull and set on fire. The bewildered bull tries
to escape but to no avail. Sometimes they even use fireworks attached
to the horns for celebration. The animal is distressed greatly and
suffers severe injuries to its body. Depending how badly it is injured
it may be slaughtered or used again in the next celebration.
NASA's Bion project of cruel experiments
on monkeys must be stopped ASAP. Tops of monkeys skulls are sliced
open and electrodes wired to their brains. Holes are cut into their
eyelids and "eye coil" wires are run through the holes
and stitched through their eyeballs. Wires are then threaten under
the scalp and soldered to circuit boards and cemented into the openings
in their skulls. They will be blasted into space alone for 14 days
completed restrained. Please see PETA home page for complete facts
and what you can do to help stop this. After this article was written,
NASA canceled a major part of this project. Unfortunately the animals
will still have electrodes implanted into their arm and leg muscles
and will be unable to move even an inch for two weeks in outer space.
Contact your US congressional representatives and ask them to cancel
funding for NASA's $33.2 million Bion Project. By the way these
funds come from YOUR tax dollars. You may call 202-224-3121 if you
do not know your representatives name.
Shocking photographs were taken recently
in a Dutch primate laboratories where chimpanzees are being injected
with HIV. The chimps rocked from side to side in their over populated
filthy cages huddled for security. Terrified of human contact some
ate their own feces or smeared it over their walls. Infant chimps
were separated from their mothers.
Although chimp based research has taken
place there for over a decade, we are still no closer to finding
a cure for AIDS.
Chimps do not react to HIV infection
like us as their immune systems differ significantly.
Throughout villages in Kalimantan,
baby orangutans are captured and sold as pets.
The growth of logging in Central and
West Africa has led to the increased killing of great apes to provide
bush meat to logging workers.
In the 1960's nearly 200 wild horses
were hunted in the Bahamas to the edge of extinction with only 3
remaining. Today a small group has managed to survive.
Soring is a painfully process used
to accentuate a horses gait. The forelegs are injected with a chemical
or mechanical irritant. When it walks it quickly lifts it front
legs to relieve the pain.
The largest of the US slaughter houses
kill nearly 1500 per week.
During the past three years more than
one million US bred horses were slaughtered for human consumption
in foreign countries.
The slaughter of a horse can include
throat slitting, electric shots to the head often more than once,
and hoisting the animal by its hind legs so it can bleed to death.
The vast majority of dogs sold in a
pet shop are raised in "puppy mills." These mills often
consist of small wood crates, wire meshed cages or trailer cabs
all kept outdoors. Female dogs are bred constantly which usually
takes its toll of the females which are killed at age 6 or 7 as
their bodies wear out. The puppies are taken from their mothers
at 4-8 weeks and sold to brokers who pack them in crates for transport
to pet shops. Sometimes hundreds of miles are traveled without adequate
food, ventilation, water or shelter.
In today's society where unwanted dogs
and cats are killed by the millions at animal shelters, there is
no reason why more dogs are being bred and sold for pet shop trade.
Only when people refuse to support pet shops, puppy mills and breeders,
will this chain of misery be broken.
Helpless rabbits and other small animals
are torn apart in standard training practices for Greyhound racers
known as "live lure training."
Greyhounds are raced until they are
too old or injured to make any money. Then they are sold to animal
testing labs or abandoned on city streets and country roads.
Please help our friend, Linda Blair
at her World Heart
Foundation. She has a true love and compassion for animals and
fighting to put an end to animal abuse.
Oil and Gas company exhaust stacks
are fiery death traps for birds and bats. Many will land to build
nests and will fall in. Not being able to fly vertically, they will
be overcome by the fumes when the equipment ignites. Texaco, Shell
and Chevron have all agreed to cap their stacks by the end of September
Many species of birds mate for life
and most birds in the wild will not take another mate unless the
first is lost. Similar to puppy mills, these animals are raised
under poor conditions. Birds do not have to be kept in healthy conditions
or fed high quality food to produce eggs. Eggs are removed and hatched
by incubator which is a signal to the females to produce another
eventually depleting her health.
.....Sarah Huber and
her flock would like to add the comment.... While some breeders do what you said, You failed to
mention, (or perhaps didn't know about) the fact that this can actually
HELP some species of birds. Parrots have a breeding time.. A certain
time of the year when most of the breeding is done. If the first
clutch of eggs are removed then YES, the female will hopefully produce
another clutch of eggs. One extra clutch isn't going to hurt her
if she is fed a good diet. and plenty of calcium The hyacinth macaw
is going extinct. If captive birds can raise an extra clutch, and
the babies can eventually be released into the wild, isn't that
like... A wonderful thing? Please also mention this in your site
so people know there ARE some good guys out there trying to make
things better...thanks :)
Thanks Sarah for letting our viewers
know there are good breeders out there!!! :-)
... Shana Love would
like to add... I just found your
site and want to comment about the Bird Lady's comment about the
Hyacinth macaw. Yes, some bird species are endangered. But why
does this lady seem to think that by preserving this race in cpativity
this should be good? These birds are still going to be denied their
right to fly, forage, and socialize in their natural habitat. Most
birds are not allowed to fly at all, and are kept alone in their
cages all day and night. I say no captive birds, no matter how endangered
It is estimated that there are only
5,000 tigers left in the wild.
Father Flanagan had never dreamed his
famous "Boys Town" in Nebraska would be undergoing such
experiments on cats. Boys Town national research hospital has gotten
nearly $3 million in US government grants to experiment on cats.
This article is taken from PETA Animal Times Fall of 1996. Please
see their web sight for more information and obtaining a copy of
all of the information on my web page. To continue... an experimenter
named Glenn Farley starved 42 cats to have them each loose 20 pounds.
By making them cry he could do an experiment on "Vocal tract
control." Some cats cried for two hours before a mechanical
device would drop a wet food mixture into their cages. After this
6 months of hunger (he called training), Farley implanted a T-shaped
tube in each cat's throat and hooked wires to it to record the animals
cries. Then he screwed a metal device into their skulls and cemented
it into place to immobilize the cats. He pickles their heads when
they die to keep on a shelf. What is this need for?? PLEASE SPEAK
At the same Boys Town a husband and
wife team J. Walsh and JoAnn McGee slice open kittens heads and
cut the nerves in their brains. This sick act is supposedly to learn
how the ear works. Many kittens are born mutilated and die young
as they can not survive the traumas.
You can help by writing to Revered
Val J. Peter, JCD STD Executive Director Father Flanagan's Boys
Home Town, Boys Town, NE 68010. Let him know that you will not support
the efforts at Boys Town until ALL EXPERIMENTS on animals are banned.
I can not receive financial aide for college being unemployed ,
but millions of dollars can be wasted on BULL SH*T like this? Please
speak up for the animals.
A cats claws are used to capture prey,
climbing and self defense. Declawing involves general anesthesia
and amputation of the last joint of each toe including the bone,
not just the nail. The nail may even grow back into the paw causing
pain but not being visible to the eye. This procedure is illegal
in Germany and parts of Europe.
At an animal training school in Florida
a whistle blower for PETA entered the class. He observed tigers
being hit in the face with PCV pipes and jabbing the lions with
wooden sticks and dragging them by the neck in shackles and chains
to make them "behave" and "perform." When not
being handled the cats cement and steel cages offer nothing close
to their natural habitat. Leopards often go without food for days.
Tigers are being trapped, shot and
killed by poachers for the black market
Animal deaths used to be in the tens
of thousands for the dolphin. Last year an estimated 4,000 dolphins
were killed in fishing nets used for tuna.
In response to public outcry, tuna
companies voluntarily chose to only use "dolphin-safe"
methods that do not lead to high dolphin mortality's.
It's been asserted that dolphin-safe-tuna
fishing methods now result in high sea turtle deaths. Legislation
is being discussed to rectify this new problem with talk of going
back to the old style fishing nets.
Please have a look at Ocean
Bound Orcas. Here you will find pages of information on orcas
in captivity. Including a complete listing of deaths recorded in
captivity, pictures of killer whale captures, a letter from a Marine
Biologist on captivity, and information on certain orcas still held
for our "education". I hope this page helps you to better
understand that some things are not what they really seem to be.
You can even adopt an Orca here.
While I understand that mice and other
animals must be used in testing of vital medicines for humans, the
needless suffering of ANY animal for useless experiments can not
be tolerated. Kimberly Clark , the makes of Huggies Diapers, have
doled out more than $140,000 to three professor who use and kill
mice for wet huggies. These professors have convinced experimenters
that smearing human baby feces and urine on the shaved back of mice
will teach them more about diaper dermatitis. These wastes were
taped to mice for more than 48 hours (who ever leaves their child
wet for this long?) and then the mice were killed. Their skins were
then sliced off for examination. Other experts were consulted who
say the data is meaningless. Mice are not good "models"
for humans as their skin reacts differently than the bottom of babies.
Diaper rash can be avoided by changing your baby frequently, washing
bottom with a mild "cruelty free" soap and sprinkle cornstarch
on bottom to keep dry. Also exposure to air wards off the rash.
You can help by sending letters of
protest to. Mr. Wayne R. Sanders Chair & CEO Kimberly-Clark
Corp. Airport Station Box 61900 Dallas, TX 75261.
PROTECT YOUR PETS
Did you know that Poinsettia plants
can be fatal to your pet if eaten?
Adopt a pet from your local pound.
Animals who arrive in "Pound Seizure" , who have not been
claimed by former or new owners within 5 days, are required to be
turned over on demand to laboratory experimentation.
Having your pet spayed or neutered
is one solution to stop some of the needless suffering of overpopulation.
A flea collar around your pets neck
is like a toxic cloud around your animal 24 hours a day. Cats and
dogs, and sometimes even their owners, can become poisoned by the
pesticides used in flea powders, sprays and collars. See PETA page
for more information on methods you can use without toxins.
A better solution to cat declawing
is to make two or more scratching posts to allow your cat to stretch
on as well as regular manicures.
Antifreeze has a sweet taste and can
be lethal to dogs, cats, squirrels and birds so please make sure
your car doesn't leak.
Some good places to
start helping animals