Today at Big Cat Rescue July 16 2013
Best Zoo Expose Ever
Help Get Anti-Trapping Legislation Across the Finish Line!
Trapping is an outdated and inhumane practice, but luckily the California state legislature has passed a bill to improve euthanasia practices for trapped animals! We have an opportunity to advocate for wildlife and tell the governor to uphold the legislature’s decision and sign this important law.
AB 789 (Williams, D-Santa Barbara) will greatly curtail legal euthanasia methods. When enacted it will ban the most inhumane practices, which include drowning, chest-crushing, and injection with chemical solvents such as nail polish remover. The bill also reduces the allowable size of Conibear traps (or “kill traps”) from 10 inches to 6 inches on land and requires the use of warning signs where these traps are used on lands open to the public to reduce the danger to family pets. Traps are indiscriminate, so many non-targeted animals die as “collateral damage,” including endangered species and family pets. Human injuries have also been known to occur.
All compassionate Californians should urge Governor Brown to sign this crucial bill without delay. We are so close to making a difference for the magnificent wildlife of this state!
Can you write your commissioner to back our Animal Services Plan?
Remember in May when asked for your help? We are back again. Yes, we won the “Be the Way Home” plan that Animal Services proposed, and those that opposed got very quiet. Now, after only a little more than two months, some misinformation has started circulating from unknown sources.
Some want to “take it back” at the next BOCC meeting this Wednesday, so this is HOT! They feel that we should have taken longer to plan, so things weren’t as messy.
We say, bring on messy. It means they are alive!
We are once again asking you to let your support be known for the new Animal Services plan to end the killing.
The Tampa Times couldn’t have said it better in their editorial this morning where they agreed, “The county should give this new strategy the money and time to produce results.”
Please help us save the plan that saves lives by contacting your county commissioner now.
Click HERE for their contact page and here’s a sample script for you to use (cut and paste):
We continue to support the Animal Services Dept’s plan to reduce the stray population by way of the “Be the way home” program. As the Tampa Times said “Ian Hallett deserves an opportunity to put his plan to work, and he should have the commission’s support in carrying out a policy the commission embraced on May 1, 2013
We recommend that the Commission understand that the plan is solid and that you don’t “prepare” for changes. We just want to recommend that the commissioners stand strongly behind this plan and give Ian a chance to do what he was given direction to do.
Your city, state zip
BE WITH US ON WEDNESDAY WHEN THE COMMISSION DECIDES THE FATE OF OUR NEW ANIMAL SERVICES PLAN. WEAR YOUR GREEN “BE THE WAY” HOME SHIRT.
The Animal Coalition of Tampa (ACT)
502 N. Gilchrist Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33606
Talking Animals Tomorrow!
He’s also enormously knowledgeable about animal sanctuaries, having helped found, in 2007, the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries.
The GFAS evaluates and accredits sanctuaries, using a “robust set of operational and species specific criteria,” and Roberts serves as president of the GFAS Board.
Adam Roberts speaks with us live on July 17