Archive | January, 2013
30 Jan

Piedmont Earth First!

Solidarity With Marie In North Carolina

A banner posted to the fence at the disputed CVS building that was squatted/occupied last year as a campaign of resisting corporate development; at the corner of Weaver St. and Greensboro St in Carrboro, NC on  Sunday January 27th.
This banner was posted the day after a local eco-prisoner letter writing night in celebration of Marie Mason’s birthday.

From her support page:

“January 26, 2012, is Marie Mason’s 51st birthday, which she is celebrating locked in a special control unit in the federal prison in Carswell, Texas. Marie is three years into her almost twenty-two year sentence.

Following a December call-out, events for Marie’s birthday have been held in countries around the world. They include Wellington, New Zealand; Haifa, Israel; Nijmegen, Netherlands; Vancouver, Canada; and Oakland, Baltimore, Chapel Hill, Bloomington, Minneapolis, New York City, Philadelphia, and Troy, New York in the United States. Supporters have sent birthday cards, held yoga…

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30 Jan

Howling For Justice

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January 29, 2013

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. I hold that the more helpless a creature the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of humankind.
— Mahatma Ghandi

We have doomed the wolf not for what it is but for what we deliberately and mistakenly perceive it to be: the mythologized epitome of a savage, ruthless killer — which is, in reality, not more than the reflected image of ourselves. We have made it the scapewolf for our own sins.
— Farley Mowat, from the preface of the 1993 edition of his book, Never Cry Wolf

Montana is a big and beautiful state in the Northern Rocky Mountains of the United States. But… during the past two years this big and beautiful state has allowed a small number of its citizens…

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22 Jan

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14 Jan

Heres 14 MORE reasons why you shouldnt go to the circus!

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Sources:  DoSomething.org, Filson Historical society, ARFF, In Defense of Animals, PeTA, Squiddo.com, RinglingBeatsAnimals.com

– The use of animals in entertainment has already been restricted or banned in cities across the U.S. and in countries worldwide. For instance, Bolivia, Greece, Israel, Peru, and Sweden have banned the use of all animals in circuses, and Britain has prohibited the use of wild animals in traveling circuses…BECAUSE IT’S SLAVERY!

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– Standard circus industry training tools used on animals include bullhooks, whips, clubs, and electric prods.

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-Physical punishment has always been the standard training method to make circus animals perform.

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–  Every major circus that uses animals has been cited for violating the minimal standards of care set forth in the United States Animal Welfare Act (AWA).

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-Many animal circuses like Ringling Brothersand  Cole Brothers have been repeatedly charged by the USDA and ASPCA.

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13 Jan

Sickening & Heartbreaking facts about animal cruelty that just may suprise you!

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  1. Birds don’t belong in cages. Bored, lonely, denied the opportunity to fly, deprived of companionship.

     2.  Many birds become neurotic in cages – pulling out feathers, bobbing their heads incessantly, and repeatedly pecking

   

 

       3.  A Canadian Police study found that 70 percent of people arrested for animal cruelty had past records of other violent crimes.

   

 

  1. Alligators on farms may be beaten with hammers and axes, sometimes remaining conscious and in pain for 2 hours after skinning.

      

     

  1. Cows  produce milk for the same reason that humans do- to nourish their young – but on dairy farms calves are taken away at 1 day old.

  2. 1 day old  calves are fed milk replacements (including cattle blood) so that their mothers’ milk can be sold to humans .

  3. Cows do not “give” humans their milk and calves have to be” used” for something else so humans can…

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13 Jan

The movie the Hobbit should be boycotted for 27 animals being killed during the making of the film its an outrage!

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Editor’s Note: Empty All Cages is highly disgusted with how these deaths were played down by all involved. First and foremost, computer generated animals are commonly used in successful movies. With 21st century technology, live animals in movies are nothing more than slaves. And no one in their right mind would house hooved animals among bluffs and sinkholes. Unbelievably, just prior to “The Hobbit” opening for next month, Peter Jackson denied that animals were killed in the making of the film- shamefully ignoring the issue that the slaves were killed being housed for the film.
(Pictures added to to show how these crimes might  look- they aren’t from the scene)

Sources: Associated Press, L.A Times, KTLA, PeTA, Miami Herald, Huffington Post

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Animal wranglers involved in the making of “The Hobbit” movie trilogy say the production company is responsible for the deaths of up to 27…

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12 Jan

victory

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Doodle donkey is finally safe from her rapist! Because of all of her supporters around the world (you!) and all the dedication to her wellbeing, Doodle has a great new life- out of Marion County/Ocala FL. Thank you so much to everyone who let Doodle into their hearts! Because of the constant pressure we put on Marion County/Ocala, FL and their animal shelter, Doodle’s story remained public and current. Her petition to go to sanctuary reached over 6300 signatures, from around the world,  from September 2012 through December 2012.

Our little girl didn’t make it to a sanctuary and she was sold. The sale was likely scrutinized by the court and the animal shelter. THEY HAD TO DO SO BECAUSE WE GAVE DOODLE A VOICE so she would be safe! Doodle is now in the next best place- a large home with lots of space with a private owner…

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