Save Polar Bears ans Other Wildlife from a Deadly Poison - Before Friday Sept 17th
Save Polar Bears and Other Wildlife from a Deadly PoisonEndosulfan is a deadly chemical that ishighly toxic to polar bears, amphibians and farm workers. TheEnvironmental Protection Agency approved its ban in June.But now the agency wants to allow endosulfan to remain on the market for another six years....Endosulfan is highly toxic to birds, very highly toxic to aquaticanimals -- both vertebrate (fish, amphibians) and invertebrates(mollusks, insects, gastropods), and highly toxic to mammals.…Read more…
I met these brave chimpanzees when I lived in New Mexico. Some of them were even brave heros who served in the space program, only to be "retired" for many years in small cages in a (former) NM health laboratory.
Thanks to the wonderful work of many special people, some of these wonderful "people" have already made it safely to a chimpanzee sanctuary in Florida. There is still much work to do to save the remaining chimps from being sent to another horrifying laboratory. So far, many people just like us have responded, and have post-poned the final decision, leaving these beautiful beings safe for the time-being.
Please help us all to save the remaining chimps by mandating that they too be allowed the time and opportunity to raise funding for more room at the chimpanzee sanctuary.
Please click in below to add your voice and sign easy on-line letters to help rescue and save these heros. Thank you.
Project R&R: Release and Restitution for Chimpanzees in U.S. Laboratories
2011 is off to a hopeful start for 186 chimpanzees at Alamogordo Primate Facility (APF), who have been granted a reprieve from transfer to a Texas laboratory for use in invasive research.
According to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) statement issued yesterday, the transfer will be delayed “pending an Institute of Medicine [the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences] in-depth analysis to reassess the scientific need for the continued use of chimpanzees….” The report is expected to take about two years.
NEAVS/Project R&R and other national groups, including Animal Protection of New Mexico, breathed a sigh of relief at this decision, which came after months of urging the NIH to keep the chimpanzees in New Mexico. APF, a holding facility, does not conduct experiments on the premises, and the individuals now housed there have been spared from research for the past 10 years. NIH’s plan to move them to the Southwest National Primate Research Center to be readily available for invasive research provoked national opposition, including from New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and other public figures.
Dr. Theodora Capaldo, NEAVS/Project R&R President, stated, “In the midst of national efforts to get all chimpanzees out of invasive research, this decision signals an important willingness on the part of our government to consider their policies toward chimpanzees in research at large.”
For chimpanzees like Flo, Danny, Heidi, Robbie, and the others at APF, the delay in the transfer is good fortune. Flo, the oldest chimpanzee at APF, is 53. According to Animal Protection of New Mexico, she has chronic weight loss, anemia, and cardiac arrhythmias. Flo gave birth to four children, all of whom were taken from her for research. All but one, Jojo — now 27 and also at APF — are dead.
While this halt to the transfer is promising, NEAVS/Project R&R will continue pressing NIH to permanently retire not only the Alamogordo chimpanzees but all those now held in labs. The Great Ape Protection Act, legislation which would end invasive chimpanzee research in the U.S. and release all federally-owned chimpanzees to sanctuary, had 161 cosponsors in the U.S. House of Representatives and six cosponsors in the Senate at the close of the 111th Congress.
NEAVS/Project R&R’s work, including reviews of chimpanzee use in human disease research, along with the work of millions of individuals and dozens of other animal protection groups and sanctuaries, is building steady progress for this legislation. Broad-based support for the bill comes from bipartisan legislative leadership and co-sponsorship, as well as animal protection groups, scientists, chimpanzee experts, celebrities, and the general public.
click here: Project R&R
Please take a moment to thank Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, for this wise and humane decision and to ask that NIH support the Great Ape Protection Act that is now before Congress.
To contact Dr. Collins:
1.Send our automated appeal letter
2.Write Dr. Francis Collins, Director National Institutes of Health (NIH) 9000 Rockville Pike Bethesda, MD 20892
3.Call 301-496-2433 To help us track our progress please log your call
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On October 3rd at 1 pm, there will be an event to request stronger laws against animal cruelty. Public stands and information tables in cities around the world will inform people about animal cruelty, raise awareness and gather signatures for a special created petition. The petition together with the signatures will be sent to the country's governments to ask them to create stronger laws against animal cruelty. More than 30 countries around the world - from A as in Afghanistan to Z as in Zimbabwe - are taking part in this event. ( list of country according to "Worldwide Governments on the WWW" - http://www.gksoft.com/govt/en/world.html )
SIGN PETITION HERE
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Endosulfan is a deadly chemical that is
highly toxic to polar bears, amphibians and farm workers. The
Environmental Protection Agency approved its ban in June.
But now the agency wants to allow endosulfan to remain on the market for another six years.
...Endosulfan is highly toxic to birds, very highly toxic to aquatic
animals -- both vertebrate (fish, amphibians) and invertebrates
(mollusks, insects, gastropods), and highly toxic to mammals. And --
because it can travel thousands of miles from the areas where it is used
-- it is one of the most abundant organochlorine pesticides found in
the Arctic, where it threatens vulnerable polar bear populations.
Please take action now. Urge EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to
fast-track the ban on the deadly poison endosulfan. Public comments are
due to the EPA on Friday (September 17th), so please send your message
The cheetah, eradicated in India by hunting nearly a century ago, will run again in the country, as three sites are earmarked for its reintroduction.
IN RESPONSE TO THE OIL SPILL IN THE GULF OF MEXICO
-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-
(Venus, Florida- May 12rd, 2010) On the Gulf Coast of the United States the
shock is now setting in for millions of American citizens as we now realize
the true extent of the damage caused by our desire for obsolete and
dangerous fossil fuels, and our perpetuation of an outdated monetary world
society, where the bottom line has always been profit at all costs, be it
human or environmental. It is time for a viable solution to deal with a
system hardwired for self destruction.
It is with that very unfortunate introduction that we, The Zeitgeist
Movement, now must enter the international conversation to express the need
for true change. That word is not some jingoist slogan devised by a focus
group, but the evident desire of the public for a meaningful transition out
of the destructive legacy, the burden of our past mistakes as a maturing
civilization. We only have one Earth; there is no reset button here.
We must break out of our established ideologies that have prevented
progress. Ending the political duality, economic stratification and false
divisions is key to overcoming our apparent historical bondage that says
the future we were promised must remain an elusive dream. We must now
rethink our society and outgrow those parts of it that serve to paralyze
As of Friday, April 30th it was reported by CBS News (US) that the spill
had spread to cover 2,100 square miles and was still spilling at a rate up
to 5,000 barrels (210,000 gallons) a day. As of today, there has been no
progress in stopping this catastrophe. This did not have to happen. It
happened because we continue to use an obsolete technology for the sake of
maintaining a profitable establishment. An establishment that perpetuates
vast inequality in its wages to its employees versus its core owners,
destroys fragile and vital eco-systems, and pollutes our air.
It is time for real change, not empty promises. No amount of socialism or
free market ideology will save us from ourselves, there needs to be a
fundamental re-write of what we think we know, to achieve a sustainable
Our generation has stood and watched as our planet has been raped and
pillaged, yet we do nothing. Our generation has stood and watched as our
government bailed out the very people who created this economic crisis, yet
we do nothing. Our generation has stood and watched as our rights have been
stripped away from us, and yet we do nothing. Our generation has stood and
watched as we have been handed the problems of the countless generations
before it, and we are preparing to do the same to the next generation, and
we do nothing.
Let us be the first generation to hand solutions to our children and our
children’s children. But we can’t do it alone. Let us break down the
barriers we have created amongst ourselves. We need all of you, every last
one, to say enough is enough in one voice. Not as Americans or Russians,
Christians or Muslims, but as fathers, mothers, brothers and sisters. Let
us destroy the lines between us and work to create a world where our
children are truly safe and free. Let us create a world where we can tell
our children that they can be and do whatever their heart desires, and know
deep inside us we are telling them the truth. Let our generation be the
We have the tools, we have the knowledge, we have the technology. It is
time we make the transition to a world, an economy, and a future we all
deserve regardless of geographic location or economic disposition. As long
as we rely on legacy systems defined in a 19th century mentality all we
will do is spin our wheels while a parade of economic and ecologic
disasters visits us again and again. It is time to pull the plug on this
charade because as you will find out, there is a better way.
We, the Zeitgeist Movement representatives, reach out to you so that we can
all work together to do what must be done. Every man, woman and child has a
voice, but together we can create one voice so deafening that no one will
have a choice but to listen. But it requires you. It requires you put away
preconceived notions you have been told about “the way things are” as
if it is the only way, because it's not! Our way of thinking will no longer
sustain us. We can either remain in the house of cards we have built and
watch it collapse all around us, or we can, through the best our society
has to offer, begin to construct a stable mature and thriving society so
that the Gulf Coast Oil Spill, the Exxon Valdez and many others are nothing
more then an embarrassing footnote in history.
The choice is yours.
The preceding Press Release was created by the Comm Team of The Zeitgeist
Movement and is encouraged to be spread to anyone and everyone. Some media
suggestions are as follows:
Target: Madam Minister Ilse Aigner of Germany
Sponsored by: International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
A massive new threat against whales has recently surfaced that would wipe out the international ban on commercial whaling.
A 'behind closed doors' proposal between Japan, Germany, the United States and other governments would legitimize the cruel commercial slaughter of our ocean's great whales for the first time since 1986 -- undermining decades of hard-won protections for whales.
Please sign the letter to German Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Madam Minister Ilse Aigner, to stop this sell-out of the whales. We must act quickly!