Friday, December 24, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Warning: not for the faint of heart
So, there you have it. Awful isn't it?
On a lighter note, only FOUR days until Christmas!!! Make a homeless animal happy this Christmas! Donate toys, food, or money to a local animal shelter!
XOXOXO, Courtney (Naturefreak)
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
A glue-trap is a platform with a sticky adhesive that traps small animals. They're much more cruel then they sound though. It isn't long before the victim is smothered in clear glue that traps their mouth so they slowly starve to death, die of thirst, or suffocate.
Don't use glue traps! Spread the word today!
Post on FaceBook, Twitter, or any other site.
Learn more on animal cruelty at Voice!
Don't use glue traps! Spread the word today!
Post on FaceBook, Twitter, or any other site.
Learn more on animal cruelty at Voice!
Failure to provide humane care for trapped animals $50.00
Failure to release in a timely manner $75.00
Unlawful release of trapped animal $50.00
Interference with Investigation,reporting or prosecution $100.00
Unlawful release of animal in costody of borough $75.00
Interference with Animal Control Officer $150.00
Failure to register dog or cat $50.00
Failure of citizen to notify or surrender detained animal $50.00
Failure to register Kennal or cattery $75.00 (This comes up 2x)
Failure to update and provide registration information $50.00
Failure to meet kennel or cattery requirements $100.00
Failure to comply with written administrative order $100.00
Filing fraudulent documentation $100.00
Failure to comply with written release order $250.00
Owning a vicious animal $250.00
Failure to notify of running at large classified animal $150.00
Failure to immunize cat or dog for rabies $100.00
Fraudulent rabies certificate $250.00
Failure of doctors to report bite $50.00
Failure of veterinarians to report rabies $150.00
Failure to citizen to report bite $50.00
Failure to surrender animal for supervised quarantine $100.00
Failure to report rabies of a quarantined animal $150.00
Unauthorized destruction of rabid animals $50.00
Failure to veterinarian to destroy rabid animal $50.00 (How sad ;( )
Failure to surrender rabid animal $200.00
Ok well there they are my mom got this list when she applied for the job at the animal control shelter.
What about your nabors? Are they in trouble?
Animal annoyance $50.00
Failure to provide sanitary enclosure $50.00 (I hate this law no one wants to be cooped up all there lives!)
Keeping diseased animal $50.00
Animals in public places $50.00
Fialure to restrain animal $?
First offense $75.00 (dog running at you or somthing in that line)
Second offense,the same owner (within 12 months) $100.00
Third offence, the same owner (within 12 mouths) $200.00
Release from restraint by non-owner $50.00
Cruelty to animals $250.00
Failure to pay fees, costs and expences $50.00
Trapping domestic or domesticated animal $50.00 ( ever cech a bummy by the ears?)
Failure to check live trap $50.00
Things Wispers going to do to help the animals around:
Dog down the road: steal it and give it a new home somewere else
laws broken:all of them!
About 80 cats in that one home:
Steal them one by one and clean them up! Give them away to proper homes
Why am I stealing Animals?
Becaues the city of Houston Alaska fail at doing so!
:) ~giving a voice to thoues animals of houston alaska Whisper
December 11, 2010
When your mad, you don't go and stab your neighbor's dog, do you? Well that's what one man did. He went next door, took the dog out of it's dog kennel, stabbed it, and threw it back in. It was a long-haired dachshund named Daisy.
December 7, 2010
*Caution- extreme violence*
A woman in New Zealand had an awful surprise when she opened her door. Her two month old kitten had been grabbed around the neck, and thrown against her wall until it died. It had blood streaming out of it's eyes and was lying in a pool of blood when it was found.
|This was her kitten|
Love, Courtney (NatureFreak)
Thursday, December 16, 2010
(I think its actulay in the caribian but im not shire)
So an animal washes up on shore..It realy depresing! And its a crossbread! It had escaped but it was dead! Right next to it we have the very unhappy looking cat the liger! (its not natruale)
Whats next a human and a goght? There is a human looking thing that has holes on its forhead!?Look it up ><
Its horrible did you know there posining water so humans can only have boys or no kid at all???
This is real!!
- Write/sign a petition to help stop some form of cruelty
- Help inform others about the harm animal cruelty can do
- Watch shows on animal welfare
- Treat your pet with respect and try to see things from its point of view
- Research animals and use that knowledge to your advantage
- A pair of teenaged girls I knew had wrote out a plan (and are going to use it) to build a dog park in their community! Even if that doesn't help animals treated cruelly, imagine what good it will do for the people who need a place to take their dog for some fun?
- By running a pet drive (where you give food and toys to pets) my girl scout troop and myself were able to get three cart-loads of things to help foster pets! Also, we helped get some foster dogs adopted out (this took place at Petsmart).
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
P.S sorry i cant be as good on this blog as Olive Tree (going by Olivia now)
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
Jump on Board the Pony Express- Help Stop the Cruel Rounding Up of America's Wild Mustangs and Burros
"For the millions of people who are unaware of the roundup process, here it is: The Bureau of Land Management, a branch of the Department of the Interior, has scheduled the removal of America’s wild horses and are attempting to change the grazing rights to be cattle only on the BLM owned land, which leave our wild horses homeless. 100 years ago there were 2 million horses. Now, because of these roundups, there are only 30,000 left. They contract low-flying helicopters to taunt and scare the mustangs, separating them from their families, and eventually coerced into tiny pens. The mustangs are then taken off to holding facilities where they no longer have room to roam anymore. They will be moved to a short-term holding facility for up to three years if not adopted out or sold to a buyer that intends on using the wild horse for slaughter."
To send your letter, click here. The letter is generic but there is a space to add your own thoughts! To learn more, visit her website.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Note: Only for serious people.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
1. Learn to recognize animal cruelty. While some signs of cruelty are immediately obvious, such as an owner physically abusing an animal, other symptoms of abuse are more subtle. Be aware of these signs:
Severe tick or flea infestations.
Obvious wounds on the animals body.
An animal that limps or favors a leg.
Extremely thin or starving animals.
Patches of missing hair on the animals body.
Dogs chained up in a yard without access to food, water or shelter.
Animals that act fearfully or aggressively around their owners.
2. Report acts of animal cruelty. Animal humane officers would not know about instances of animal cruelty without reports from concerned citizens. If you suspect an animal in your neighborhood is being abused, report it to the proper authorities.
3. Know how to report animal cruelty. While some cities employ animal humane law enforcement officers, not every city has dedicated staff to investigate and arrest people who commit acts of animal cruelty. You may need to call your citys police department or contact the local animal control office. If you're not sure who to call, ask your local animal shelter.
4. Give as much information as possible. When you call to report an act of animal cruelty, try to give the investigating officer as many details as possible. Write down what you witnessed, and include details such as the breed of dog, who was involved, the date of the incident and the location. The more information you provide, the better.
6. Treat your own animals with love. Set a good example for other pet owners by providing good care for your pets. Remember that good care is more than food, water and shelter. Proper care includes regular veterinary visits, daily attention and plenty of affection.
7. Teach your children to treat animals with respect. By learning how to properly care for pets when young, your children will be responsible pet owners as adults. Explain why your animals need daily food and water, describe the benefits of regular veterinary care and show by example how to treat your pets with love.
8. Support your local animal shelter. Consider volunteering your time at your local shelter. If you can't bring yourself to work directly at the shelter, consider opening your home to foster pets, or find a way to help that doesn't involve interaction with the animals.
If all pet owners took small steps to prevent animal cruelty in their neighborhoods, think how many animals lives could be saved. Take steps today to prevent animal cruelty where you live.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
The APSCA of New York ‘rescued’ Oreo and healed his injuries. However, according to the organization, a few weeks later, Oreo began showing aggression towards people. He hadn’t been tested with other dogs but was said to be aggressive with other dogs too. Several temperament tests conducted by the APSCA showed the pit bull was very aggressive. PetsAlive, a rescue in Colorado, offered to adopt the dog after the New York Times ran a story about Oreo the day before her scheduled execution. This rescue takes in ‘aggressive’ dogs and tries to rehabilitate or cure the aggression. Dogs that cannot be ‘cured’ are not put down.
The ASPCA ignored the offer to rescue Oreo. Instead, the dog was murdered- by Ed Sayres, president of the organization. The ASPCA has refused to share the videos of Oreo's temperament testing.
In this picture taken just minutes before Oreo was euthanized, you can see that he was not the aggressive, vicious dog the APSCA deemed him.
Soon after, Ed Sayres put down another dog named Max. A rescue group had also offered to adopt him.
After Oreo’s death, New York legislators introduced a bill to prevent animals from being killed in shelters when a rescue offers to adopt them. This bill was put on hold- tabled for the year.
This bill is greatly needed. New York state shelters routinely turn away rescue groups then euthanize those animals. A statewide survey showed that 72% of rescue groups were denied animals. Seventy one percent reported that the shelters instead killed those animals. Fifty two percent of the rescues surveyed don’t report cruelty the see at shelters for fear of not being able to rescue those pets anymore.
We may not be able to vote. We may seem to adults as hormonal, incapable kids- despite the fact that we are not. But we still CAN help animals, so that dogs like Oreo will have a second chance.
*note: I do not own the picture.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
OK: means that it was so so.
AWSOME:means you loved MY poem.
I wrote this poem.
The heavens are filling up...mankind is filling it.
We murder animals, they are our brothers and
HOW DARE WE KILL THEM? HOW DARE WE TORTURE THEM?
We are filling up the heavens with innocent souls, that died in a
way that was not meant to be.
We ,Mankind, are destroying nature itself...we are nature, so are we not killing ourselves?
I look out my window and say to myself "What did this place under my home look Ike before we covered it with houses?"
Think about it.
Think long and hard.
Do you want your home ripped out
like we did to so many animal brothers and
So mankind fills up the skies and soon
the stars will die forever...never to be remembered.
The dead cows and pigs and chickens we slaughtered
are all worthless right?
No! of course not we are killing with glee in our eyes.
We are a worst beast than any animal in the world.
IT'S LIKE HANDING A PHYCO MONKEY A MACHINE GUN AND LAETTING HIM OR HER RUN AROUND IN AN AIRPORT...That is what humans are now.
P.S I think the monkey is more careful with a machine gun.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
That's what some people are going to be doing soon in Orange County, California. The city council has allowed owners to shoot rabbits with BB guns if they don't want them on your lawn. This is what one bunny may look like...and I must warn you, it may startle some people.
Stop hurting these precious bunnies!
P.S. Do you guys think its wrong if your dog hunts down bunnies? Comment with your answers.
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Do you have a pet(s)?
If so, what kind?
What's your favorite breed of cat or dog?
Have you ever seen animal cruelty happen?
Have you ever rescued an animal from animal cruelty?
How do you hope to help stop animal cruelty in the future?
What do you think about wildlife cruelty?
Do you plan to do something with/for animals/nature when you grow up?
Do you think that this blog has helped you better understand animal cruelty, as well as help you learn how to stop it?
Friday, June 4, 2010
what is a VEGAN? A vegan (pronounced VEE-gun) is someone who, for various reasons, chooses to avoid using or consuming animal products. While vegetarians choose not to use flesh foods, vegans also avoid dairy and eggs, as well as fur, leather, wool, down, and cosmetics or chemical products tested on animals.
why VEGAN? Veganism, the natural extension of vegetarianism, is an integral component of a cruelty-free lifestyle. Living vegan provides numerous benefits to animals' lives, to the environment, and to our own health–through a healthy diet and lifestyle.
I AM NOT CLAIMING OWNERSHIP OF ANY OF THIS INFORMATION/PICS
I DID NOT WRITE THIS.
The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is a non-profit, marine conservation organization based in Friday Harbor, Washington in the United States. The group, which is often linked to the radical environmentalism movement, uses direct action tactics to protect sealife. Sea Shepherd currently operates the vessels MV Steve Irwin and the Bob Barker, and most of the group's activities take place in international waters. The group has a strong focus on public relations to spread their message via the media.
The organization was founded in 1977 under the name Earth Force Society by Paul Watson, an early member of Greenpeace, after a dispute with that organization over what Watson saw as its lack of more aggressive intervention. It has received support for its tactics against fishing, whaling, and seal hunting from an assortment of celebrities, while critics have condemned the violent nature of the actions. Various governments and organizations (and even members of the society) have referred to the group as pirates.
Operations have included scuttling and disabling whaling vessels at harbor, intervening in Canadian seal hunts, ramming other vessels, trying to temporarily blind or disorient whalers with a laser device, throwing bottles of foul-smelling butyric acid onto vessels at sea, boarding of whaling vessels while at sea, and seizure and destruction of drift nets at sea. Sea Shepherd claims that their aggressive actions are necessary as the international community has shown itself unwilling or unable to stop species-endangering whaling and fishing practices. Some governments and organizations have referred to them as terrorists.
In 2008, Animal Planet began filming the weekly series Whale Wars based on the group's encounters with the Japanese whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean, a development which brought the group much publicity.
Facts about Japan's Slaughter of Whales:
- In 2007-8, Japan will be carrying out their Antarctic "scientific whaling" program which they call JARPA II (i.e., Japan Whale Research Program under Special Permit in the Antarctic). For the 2007-8 period, they will be targeting 50 fin and 50 humpback whales - both are protected under the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES). They also plan to kill 935 piked (Minke) whales.
- Japan's whaling program detailed above was presented for vote to the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in South Korea, June 2005, and was rejected. Despite losing the vote, Japan is proceeding with its JARPA II program.
- Japan is exploiting a loophole in the International Regulation of Whaling Convention which was never intended to allow a commercial slaughter.
- Japan and Norway have slaughtered more than 25,000 whales under the "scientific whaling" loophole in the last 25 years.
- Japan heavily promotes the consumption of whale meat - they have introduced whale meat to their school lunch programs and sell whale meat in markets and sushi restaurants. Although Japan claims their whaling activities are a "cultural tradition" the facts dispute this. To learn more, read Captain Watson's article, The Truth About ‘Traditional' Japanese Whaling.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
So there I was, minding my own buisness, searching the news, when I found this article;
Please don't go watch bull riding-the animals suffer!
One thing that is very often argued is if fishing for sport (not eating the animal, just throwing it back) is cruel or not. I think it's very cruel. You are putting a hook into an animal's mouth, taking it out of water when it needs water to live, ripping it out of their mouth, and throwing them smack back into the water. I do believe that fish have feelings-I believe all animals do-and that's why it's on this blog. I think that fishing for sport is animal cruelty. Though there isn't much I can do, I CAN just not fish at all. I haven't fished in years, and I don't plan to.
Please, don't fish-for the fish.
Cock fighting is a group "activity" in which people take their roosters and force them to fight each-other. People usually bet on what rooster will win. Usually it's fight-till-the-death.
This cruel act is against the law (as it should be) but (like pit bull fighting) is still happening everywhere. Animals every day are put in a small ring and bet on.
To help, if you see a cock fight or know about one, call the police as soon as possible.
Awesome:Means you think this is horrible that crush should end.
OK:Means your weird and sick
Awful:Means you think we shouldn't bring this up at all you like this stuff and you don't care about animals whatsoever.
Targeting: The U.S. Senate and The U.S. House of Representatives
Started by: Animal Legal Defense Fund
The Supreme Court issued a decision on April 20, 2010 declaring a federal law against the creation, sale or possession of depictions of animal cruelty for commercial gain to be "substantially overbroad, and therefore invalid under the First Amendment." In June 2009, ALDF filed an amicus curiae brief in this case, United States v. Stevens, and ALDF attorneys continue to be active on this legislative issue.
In response to the Supreme Court's decision, new federal legislation has been introduced by Representative Elton Gallegly (R-CA) that will prohibit the sale, or offering for sale, of animal crush videos in interstate or foreign commerce.
The men force the women in other words.
"Crush videos" cater to s**ual fetishists who want to watch and hear animals being crushed to death - usually by women wearing spiked heels. The clandestine and anonymous nature of their filming, along with statutes of limitations, severely limits law enforcement's ability to pursue the individuals engaging in these heinous criminal cruelties at the level of conduct. A law targeting the market for these abhorrent depictions gives law enforcement a much-needed tool for stemming the proliferation of these videos.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Have any of you had comment problems?
And just so this has something to do with animal cruelty: Pet Land claims they don't buy from puppy mills but they do. A way to help is to not buy from that cruel store, as well as make sure the word gets out. Please, don't pity a mill dog... help one.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Choose Awsome if you think this is funny and we shouldn't bother covering it.
Choose ok if you are in between.
Update: Serendipity is a funny thing. Just a few hours after I posted this, I noticed that the University of Georgia Law Student Animal Defense Fund Chapter is highlighting a campaign by the Center for Biological Diversity to make rattlesnake roundups illegal in Georgia. If you live in Georgia, please take a second to sign on to their effort, and even if you don't live in Georgia, they have a pretty solid sample letter that you can use to start the fight against rattlesnake roundups where you live.
By the time the audience gets settled down and the barrels are rolled out, most of the snakes couldn't attack if they wanted to. They're starved and weakened, dehydrated, half-suffocated. Sometimes, they're completely suffocated, because there isn't a lot of air when you're at the bottom of the tank, locked in and trapped under the bodies of dozens like you.
Welcome to a rattlesnake roundup, where you can get up close and personal with hundreds of rattlesnakes that have been gassed out of their burrows.
A woman in Georgia was arrested last week for forcing her 12-year-old son to kill his pet hamster with a hammer.
The boy was being punished for bad grades. He told his teacher about it the next day, who reported the incident to authorities.
Who was a likely repeat customer for some of the 27,000 neglected animals that were recently rescued from U.S. Global Exotics' Texas warehouse? The answer is no surprise: Petland.
On the hypocritically titled webpage Pet Welfare at Petland the company says they are "aware of the many animal welfare issues in the news today." That makes sense, considering many of the stories have to do with Petland.
As recently as June 2009, Humane Society investigators confirmed that the company continues to support puppy mills, despite class action lawsuits over selling unhealthy puppies in at least 20 states. Then there was the story last summer of Petland employees who killed two rabbits, who had injured themselves fighting in their cage, by drowning them in the sink ... and then took pictures of themselves with the dead animals.
Now there's the U.S. Global Exotics debacle. Petland's major competitors, Petco and PetSmart, were not customers of U.S. Global Exotics, although they do sell some live animals. Unlike the others, Petland is one of the few national chains that still sells puppies and, with this latest story, they've shown again and again that they make purchasing decisions that have nothing to do with the well-being of the animals. As far as Petland is concerned, animals are just products that can be bought cheaply, warehoused, and sold for a profit.
Across the U.S., millions of pigs and other animals too sick to stand (commonly referred to as "downed animals") suffer terribly at farms, stockyards and slaughterhouses. They are left for hours or days without receiving proper veterinary care, and they are often dragged with chains or pushed with forklifts. Farm Sanctuary has worked to document and end the abuses of downed animals since 1986, and we’re making progress. Last year, the Obama administration tightened up federal regulations to prevent downed cattle from being slaughtered and used for human food. But, this policy needs to be expanded and applied to pigs and other animals who continue to suffer unnecessarily.
In the largest raid in U.S. history, more than 27,000 animals were rescued in December from an exotic pet dealer in Texas. Earlier this month, the sloths, chinchillas, lemurs, hedgehogs, ferrets, snakes, lizards, spiders, and other assorted species officials removed had their day in court.
Municipal Judge Michael Smith decided that the 20,000+ surviving animals should not be returned to the dealer, U.S. Global Exotics.
The investigation that led to the raid was made possible largely due to an undercover agent working on behalf of PETA. The organization says that many of the animals were destined to be sold at major pet store chains, like PetSmart and Petco.