Thursday, July 12, 2018

A Real-Life Handmaid's Tale, Curtis Vollmar, Tess Thompson kills more Giraffes as Trophy's, Teacher Dewie Brewton Not Prosecuted, Twitter Re-Uploads Canada Goose Parody Video, State Fair of West Virginia & throw this 12-Year-Old Cat Killer in Prison now before he kills humans...

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Dairy: A Real-Life Handmaid's Tale
PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) 

The Handmaid’s Tale resonates with women who can relate to being seen as nothing more than their bodies. Cows imprisoned on dairy farms are valued only for their biology, just like the handmaids in the Republic of Gilead. These cows and their daughters endure a lifetime of trauma and misery, while their sons—who are considered worthless to the dairy industry—are often sold for veal. If cows imprisoned on dairy farms could speak, they’d beg, “Get me out of here,” just like Osborne in The Handmaid’s Tale. You can help these cows and help end the violence, reproductive control, and rape of female animals. Text HANDMAID to 73822 to get your FREE Vegan Starter Kit now.* *U.S. only. Message and data rates may apply. Periodic messaging. Text STOP to end or HELP for info. Full terms at peta.vg/txt. PETA's mission statement is that animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way: http://www.peta.org/about-peta/
Worldwide outrage has erupted after photos showing an American trophy hunter posing with the body of an elderly male giraffe recently went viral. The senseless slaughter of this gentle giant is just one instance of many where trophy hunters have been granted permission to target these creatures, even though conservationists warn that there are now less than 100,000 giraffes remaining worldwide. We must use the attention drawn by this story to call for an immediate end to all giraffe trophy hunting in South Africa.

The American trophy hunter, 37-year-old Tess Thompson Talley from Kentucky, originally posted the photographs of her standing next to the slain giraffe on her Twitter page last year. Recently, they were discovered and retweeted by AfricaDigest, which gave the troubling images widespread attention and prompted a number of public figures to condemn Talley for bragging about killing this magnificent, innocent creature.

Despite this widespread outcry, it remains legal to hunt giraffes in South African game parks as long as prepaid arrangements with park officials are made. Yet with their dwindling numbers, it is very possible that trophy hunting could threaten this iconic species with extinction. Sign the petition to put an end to the pay-to-hunt practice of giraffe hunting in South Africa before it is too late.
In Defense of Animals
12-Year-Old Boy Commits Shocking Act of Cruelty Against Family Cat. A 12-year-old boy in Clinton, Iowa is facing charges of animal torture and burglary after a homeowner discovered the pre-teen in his backyard. The boy had been torturing the family's cat, Pitty Pat. Cut and burned, Pitty Pat was rushed to the vet, but she died of her injuries. It is shocking that a boy of only 12 could be involved in such a horrifying act. We must act now to prevent him from doing something like this again in the future. TAKE ACTION
In Defense of Animals
This Man Was Fired for Caring About Animals! In January of 2018, animal activist Curtis Vollmar was fired from his job for sending an email to his co-workers encouraging compassion for animals. Sign our letter to protest discrimination on all levels and support a fellow activist! TAKE ACTION
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Teacher Who Drowned Animals During Class Not Prosecuted. The news of a Florida high school teacher forcing his students to participate in the drowning of two raccoons and an opossum went viral earlier this spring. The incident, which involved Forest High School teacher Dewie Brewton, sparked global outrage. READ MORE
 

PETA and Supporters Took Action and AirBridgeCargo Stopped Transporting Monkeys. Thanks to your thousands of calls and e-mails, AirBridgeCargo will no longer transport monkeys to laboratories anywhere in the world! Now, ask Air France to join AirBridgeCargo, American Airlines, United Airlines, and dozens of others in refusing to transport monkeys destined for laboratory experiments.

 

Bears Carted Around and Forced to Perform at the State Fair of West Virginia. When bears are put on display for human entertainment, they often exhibit signs of stress and depression. When they're carted across the country in cramped transport cages and forced to perform confusing and meaningless tricks, their stress is compounded.

 

Twitter Sides With PETA and Re-Uploads Canada Goose Parody Video. This is why you'll never want to wear a @CanadaGooseInc wool sweater. Click here to view and read more.

Make Your Donations Go Even Further for Animals. Did you know that, on average, one in 10 companies matches employee donations? Some will even match the donations of spouses, retirees, or volunteers. Find out if your employer has a matching-gift program!