January 31, 2011

Early Warning System for Puppy Mills

The following email is circulating among breeders and of course puppy mill owners.  Their website says "West Virginia Pet Law is an Alliance working to keep the Mountain State, and Our Country, Free to Own, and Use, Animals in Traditional Ways." Very interesting. We would like to add to this: IF YOU ARE A BREEDER WHO HAS SOMETHING TO HIDE, WE HOPE THEY FIND YOU!

Sender: WestVirginiaPetLaw@ yahoogroups. com

Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 15:46:05 -0500
Subject: [WestVirginiaPetLaw ] URGENT: HSUS raid planned for central
Tennessee or adjacent area

We have received information that HSUS is planning a breeder raid for
 the central Tennessee area, or surrounding areas, in the next several
days. They have been asking for volunteers able to foster around
120-150 dogs by next Wednesday, February 2. They are also asking for
volunteers able to take part in the raid. We have been told that the
raid will be in central Tennessee, but it could be in a surrounding
state close by (MS, KY, etc.). They often conduct these raids on

Rescue groups are also at risk during raids such as these.

If you are a breeder with large numbers of dogs in these areas,
please take precautions. They may have already visited your property
to get probable cause for a warrant. At this point all you may be
able to do is remove dogs before they are seized. If you have reason
to think that you could be the subject of such a raid, please protect
yourself and your dogs. Have an attorney ready and remove dogs ahead
of time.

This message is only aimed at breeders with larger numbers of dogs
who may be targeted by HSUS in these areas.

crossposting encouraged

January 28, 2011

4 Arrested at APRL and PETA Seaworld Protest

APRL and PETA protest at Seaworld UPDATE! Four activists were arrested at this protest.

In the wild, orcas live in large, intricate social groups and swim up to 100 miles a day in the open ocean. Orcas at SeaWorld are confined to enclosures that, to them, are like bathtubs, and these animals are unable to engage in most natural behaviors.

Here are the protest details:
What: SeaWorld protest
When: Saturday, February 5, 10:45 a.m. to 12 noon
Where: Outside SeaWorld, 500 Sea World Dr., San Diego (Please meet at the corner of Sea World Drive and Sea World Way; see this map.)

RSVP on Facebook. You can also RSVP and direct any questions to Lindsay Rajt at 757-943-7456 or LindsayR@peta.org. All materials will be provided. Please park in the first dirt lot on the right on South Shores Park.

January 27, 2011

Thank You From Blackhat Humane Society

Volunteers from Ferdiand's Familia All-Species Animal Rescue and the San Diego Animal Defense Team delivered over 1,000 pounds of dog food and a wide range of supplies , bedding, cages, etc. to the Blackhat Humane Society, the only rescue organization on the vast Navajo Reservation. All donations were enthusiastically received and are much needed. Thanks to each and every one of you who contributed.
And especially thanks from the "Rez Dogs," the  recipients of your generosity. Another donation run is being schedule for the time of Summer Solstice in June. We'll keep you posted.