Stop Virginia Running of the Bulls Event

15 Jul

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After having been loaded onto trucks, potentially driven hundreds or thousands of miles, and herded into an arena filled with hundreds of screaming people, bulls used for running events will bolt out of the pen in panic when the starting gate opens.

When running out of the pen, the animals risk crashing into barriers, falling and breaking their legs, or colliding with and injuring each other.

Despite receiving information from PETA about the cruelty inherent in the Running of the Bulls, Virginia Motorsports Park refuses to consider humane alternatives to its planned events, in which live bulls will be forced to participate in a bull run.

Please politely call or e-mail Bryan Pierce, the general manager at Virginia Motorsports Park, and politely ask him to drop this cruel, dangerous event.


Bryan Pierce


Dear General Manager Pierce,

Please cancel the Running of the…

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URGENT: Pigs Who Will Be Violently Exploited at Festival Need Your Voice

15 Jul


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Social, intelligent, and loyal, pigs are highly sensitive animals who enjoy communicating with each other, making nests, and relaxing in the sun. But on July 20, the Empress Daze festival in the Canadian town of Empress, Alberta, has scheduled a “greased pig” contest, during which a young animal will be frantically chased, grabbed at, and tackled again and again in a pen lined with screaming crowds. Being trucked to and fro and subjected to the violence and general chaos of these events is a terrifying and hazardous ordeal for pigs, who often sustain severe injuries, such as broken limbs or backs. PETA has asked the festival’s organizer to replace the event with any number of humane alternatives, but to no avail. We need your help today!

Please urge Pat Donaldson, the organizer of the Empress Daze festival, to cancel the “greased pig” event. And please, spread…

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Farm to Fridge – The Truth Behind Meat Production

12 Jul

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Source: Mercy for Animals

Mercy For Animals presents Farm to Fridge. Narrated by Oscar-nominee James Cromwell, this powerful film takes viewers on an eye-opening exploration behind the closed doors of the nation’s largest industrial farms, hatcheries, and slaughter plants — revealing the often-unseen journey that animals make from Farm to Fridge.

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Second appeal: Please Urge the Cherokee Bear Zoo to Close Cruel Bear Pits

11 Jul

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Home to about a dozen miserable bears, the Cherokee Bear Zoo is a small remote tourist trap located off a highway in North Carolina—blink, and you’ll miss it. The dilapidated roadside attraction keeps these intelligent animals in grossly inhumane conditions. They are confined to virtually barren concrete pits, where they have no other option but to pace back and forth, walk in endless circles, and beg tourists to toss them a morsel of food.

Highly intelligent animals capable of empathy and a wide range of feelings, bears are active for up to 18 hours per day in their natural habitat and spend their time exploring diverse terrain. In the wild, bears forage for a wide variety of foods and dig in soft earth, brush, and leaves—but the concrete pits that the Cherokee bears are forced to call home deprive them of everything that is natural and important to them…

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Please take action for lab animals

11 Jul

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Warning, Viewer Discretion is Advised

1. Please click HERE to sign and send letter
2. Please click HERE to sign petition

Background | Source BUAV’s Licensed to Kill

An undercover investigation carried out by the BUAV has exposed appalling suffering and wrong-doing inside one of the UK’s leading universities, Imperial College London, ranked as one of the best in the world. Despite Government and industry claims that the UK has strong regulations in place, the BUAV has uncovered a catalogue of suffering and wrongdoing.

Behind the closed doors of this ‘world-leading’ university, the BUAV investigator discovered a nightmare world for animals used in experiments: animals who suffered even more than was allowed by the experiment because of staff incompetence and neglect; a failure to provide adequate anaesthesia and pain relief; breaches and lack of knowledge of UK Home Office project licences and the shocking way in which animals were killed.

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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

gray wolf flickr commons usfws

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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