America’s failing power infrastructure 

February 9, 2017 Leave a comment

3172927459President Trump will soon present a draft budget to Congress—a key step in implementing the administration’s agenda and signaling policy priorities. President Trump has vowed to rebuild our nation’s crumbling infrastructure, a promise we believe needs to include modernizing our nation’s electricity grid. Our grid, the powerlines and power stations that deliver our electricity, was designed decades ago, and it’s still primarily focused on large, centralized, fossil fuel-fired power plants. Tell the White House that rebuilding America’s infrastructure should include modernizing our nation’s outdated, inefficient electricity grid and funding the critical projects, programs, and agencies that will move our country to a renewable energy future.

Rabbit farming and EU

February 9, 2017 Leave a comment

Rabbits are the second most farmed animahqdefaultls in Europe, but they aren’t protected by species-specific laws. Every year, an estimated 320 million* rabbits are incarcerated in overcrowded, barren cages and lead truly horrific lives.Together, we can change this. But we need to show MEPs how to vote. We need to put them face-to-face with the facts, and with the animals they must protect. Please, if you can, back the rabbit billboard invasion and fight to End the Cage Age.

Lovetrue a Dogwoof movie

February 9, 2017 Leave a comment

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LoveTrue is the stunning new film from Bombay Beach director Alma Har’el. Executive produced by Shia LaBeouf and featuring an original score from Flying Lotus, LoveTrue opens in cinemas tomorrow; there will be special Valentine’s Day ❤ screenings on Tuesday across the UK.

Snares in Scotland

February 9, 2017 Leave a comment

Snares are used across Scotland primarily to catch foxes on shooting estates. However, they are indiscriminate in what they catch and often capture protected species like badgers and otters as well as mountain hares, hedgehogs, deer, and family pets.
So far over 750 people have taken the action. If you haven’t added your name yet, then there’s still time to do it!foxsnarememe2

We want Scottish politicians to demand a complete ban on snares, but we need your help to make this happen. They need to know that their constituents want them to do it. It only takes a few seconds to do and it will automatically email your MSPs asking them to support a Snare-Free Scotland.

Please feel free to share this email with your family, friends and colleagues and encourage them to contact their MSPs too.

PETA Action

February 6, 2017 Leave a comment

PETA’s fight to get animals out of laboratories, circuses, and roadside zoos has been so successful that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will apparently go to any length to stop it. But we won’t let that happen. For months—long before President Donald Trump took charge—the USDA has been quietly planning to remove all inspection and annual reports of facilities that confine animals. The agency stopped reporting its serious enforcement actions last fall, and PETA was on it then, questioning officials about this lack of transparency. Now, all the information about how many animals are caged at each facility and how they’ve violated laws and regulations is gone, too.
This information is crucial to PETA’s work to make sure that the USDA actually does its job. Our dozens of investigations, such as our undercover work at notorious monkey dealer Primate Products, Inc.—where we found monkeys cowering in fear and so neglected that they had frostbite and open, untreated wounds—show that the USDA can’t be trusted to enforce animal-protection laws and regulations. Now, the agency is shielding itself—and the animal exploiters—from scrutiny.
PETA legal team is crafting a plan right now! And we won’t stop until we get every animal out of every laboratory, circus, and anyplace else where they’re suffering.

Rabbit used for Angora

February 4, 2017 Leave a comment

TJX claims to “deliver great value to [its] customers through the combination of brand, fashion, price, and quality.” It forgot ethics.
The global retailer sells angora in its U.S. and Canadian stores—including T.J.Maxx, HomeGoods, Marshalls, Sierra Trading Post, Winners, and HomeSense—even though it knows that every three months, angora rabbits are dragged out of tiny, filthy cages and their fur is violently ripped out as they scream in pain.download

After a few years of this misery, their throats are often slit.

More than 200 major retailers have dropped angora because its production is so unethical. But TJX doesn’t seem to care.

And it’s not only angora rabbits who are suffering.

Marshalls, Winners, and HomeSense in Canada also sell items trimmed with the fur of animals who were killed for fashion and home décor in painful, gruesome ways. Fur-bearing animals such as minks, foxes, rabbits, and even dogs and cats often spend their entire lives confined to cramped wire cages, and fur farmers use the cheapest and cruelest killing methods available, including suffocation, electrocution, gassing, and poisoning. Animals trapped in the wild can suffer for days from blood loss, dehydration, and injuries sustained in attacks by predators.

Tell American Greetings to show respect 

February 4, 2017 Leave a comment

American Greetings features chimpanzees on Valentine’s Day cards, birthday cards, and more in stores across the country, sending a harmful message to the public—urge the company to stop selling all cards featuring chimpanzees immediately.