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More than half of Australia is in drought and our farmers are really doing it tough but the Federal, State and Territory governments are not doing anything to help our farmers.
Our Federal Government had a report done by HLG. This group recommends that ‘a natural disaster’ be defined as follows:
A natural disaster is a serious disruption to a community or region caused by the impact of a naturally occurring rapid onset event that threatens or causes death, injury or damage to property or the environment and which requires significant and coordinated multi-agency and community response. Such serious disruption can be caused by any one, or a combination, of the following natural hazards: bushfire; earthquake; flood; storm; cyclone; storm surge; landslide; tsunami; meteorite strike; or tornadoes.
Yet for some reason drought is not considered to be a natural disaster.
Please sign this petition to help out farmers who are in drought stricken areas and to prevent banks from foreclosing on these properties when the rain does come and the land becomes valuable again.
The cruelty of farm animals raised to be slaughtered not only threatens the animals, it could threaten us. The way these animals are treated could pose a health risk to the people who eat the produce.
Buying, cooking and eating produce is something that everyone does. Eggs, poultry, beef, pork, and even milk and seafood. But what the public doesn't know about what happens to our food? Is the cruelty and and assault that happens to all the animals raised at most farms. Their throats slit while they are still alive, thrown into grinders the first few moments of their lives, and constantly abused by staff at these farms. Being beaten is normal to any animal that survives, and is considered acceptable to most produce and dairy farms. This must stop. Though accepted by some farm owners, it is abuse and should be illegal.
Every week there are newspaper reports of farmers being brutually attacked and murdered at the hands of ruthless savages. The attacks are becoming more and more violent in nature. Jail sentences have no meaning to these killers.
However considering reinstating the death penalty will have more effect on those who kill for money, weapons and vehicles. In the last week at least four farmers throughout South Africa have fallen prey to such killers and the time has come for these murders and attacks to stop.
Factory farming is barbaric, greedy and hideous practice. About 990 million broiler chickens, one million nine thousand pigs, 15 million and even about a million cattle may be kept in factory farms in the UK at this very moment.
Pigs in factory farms are normally kept in cramped cages known as "farrowing crates" and piglets will often be taken away from their mothers and given drugs so that they grow much faster than they would naturally. Mother pigs in factory farms will often be used as nothing more than milk machines and never allowed to play with, nuzzle or raise their pigs. Piglets will also often have their teeth cut without blades without anesthetic.
Broiler chickens, too, are kept in cramped, barren cages. They will often be forced to eat as much as they can and their food may have drugs in it to make them gain weight quicker as well. Broiler chickens are also subjected to another cruel mutilation; the ends of their beaks are sliced off with red-hot blades. They are also often kept awake by lighting because, when they are not sleeping, they are more likely to be eating and putting on more weight.
Even dairy cattle are not entirely safe, as a species, from being factory farmed. They will often be kept in sheds under zero-grazing conditions. They will be given all they need to produce milk and remain profitable and that is that. The only exercise that cows kept under zero-grazing conditions is the walk to the milking parlour and back.
Even adult bulls and young calves are not safe in these farms. Adult bulls are often sent to slaughter for their meat. Their skins are often used as leather and their hooves may, sometimes, be used to make glue. Female calves are often kept to replace the older cows when they wear out, but bull calves are often just taken out and shot because most farmers do not want to raise that many calves that are of the dairy breed for their meat, as they are not of the same type as the actual beef cattle, and they, of course, cannot produce milk.
Egg-laying hens are still often kept in battery cages or indoor systems which are only slightly better. The male chicks that are born to this egg-laying variety, while sometimes kept for breeding, are often gassed using CO2 because they cannot lay eggs and, being of egg-laying breeds, it is unlikely that they will grow enough meat to be considered profitable.
Lou and Bill are two oxen that used to work on the college farm for ten years before Lou got injured and is now unable to work. Bill is unable to pull the plough on his own.
Although they now have other oxen as well, and an animal sanctuary has agreed to take them, the college are now planning on slaughtering these two oxen.
If this happens, their deaths may involve paralysis by bolt gun or electric tongs followed brutal killings involving cuts to their throats. Since the college plans on serving their meat on the site, they may end up as half-eaten meals thrown away in the college bins.
The town board wants to hear from Alfred Town and Village Residents about their concerns pertaining to the proposed industrial wind turbines that may be sited in Alfred. It is time to become active and attend the board meeting on May 13, 2010 at the Alfred Station Fire Hall at 7:00pm.
Issues of concern: negative impacts that industrial wind turbines sited within close proximity to homes will have on the local environment and landscape, our health and quality of life, property values, noise and other long term effects.
This is inhuman. These poor animals are having their skin ripped off for what? The pleasure of humans. Society has everything that it wants other than fur. The one thing that we can't have naturally we have to take and it's wrong.
On these farms, foxes, minks, rabbits, and other animals pace and shiver in outdoor wire cages, exposed to driving rain, freezing nights, and, at other times, scorching sun.
Help Us Protect the Health and Farmland of Our Communities!
If you live in Alberta please help us and sign the petition below.
We are a group of farmers and residents living in and around Fort Saskatchewan which has been designated “the Industrial Heartland Area.”
Our group is called Citizens for Responsible Development. We are working to reduce the pollution to our air, water, and soil caused by tarsands upgraders and to protect the health of our families, natural areas, and some of the most fertile farmland in the entire country.
TOTAL E&P Canada has recently applied to the Energy Resources and Conservation Board to construct another upgrader for our area. This will be the 5th upgrader in our community.
We are participating in the hearing process to negate or reduce the impacts of industry on our families, our farms, and the communities in the region and to prevent TOTAL’s upgrader from adding more pollution to the air, water, and soils of our already saturated region, but we need your help.
We believe this is much more than a local issue – the emissions, water use, and soil acidification will carry far beyond the borders of the project land. Our rights to a reasonable quality of life and our ability to protect our family and our farmlands are being compromised and we do not believe this is in the public interest.
Please support us in our efforts to protect our families and our farmland by signing the petition.
Many people know that New York State is home to the world famous Belmont Stakes and Saratoga Racetrack; the oldest organized sporting venue of any kind in the United States, but many would be shocked and dismayed to hear the state horse racing and breeding industry is on the brink of collapse.
New York is home to over 400 breeding farms where over 44,000 thoroughbreds reside, utilizing 43,000 acres of working landscape or “green space”. Most thoroughbred farms are small, family owned operations that are fighting for survival. The imminent failure of thoroughbred farms in New York imperils an industry that supports more than 30,000 jobs and that has a $4.8 billion annual impact on New York’s economy with related goods and services valued at nearly $2.4 billion.
The continued absence of video lottery terminals (VLT’s) at Aqueduct Race Track that could produce a million dollars a day in state revenue and preserve an industry that has been an economic engine of success is inexplicable at a time of fiscal crisis. Competition from other states is already threatening our in-state breeding program. Businesses that would otherwise come to New York are fleeing to other states where they can compete for VLT revenues. A significant number of mares are now being sent to Pennsylvania, for example. As a result, many thoroughbred farms and breeders are struggling to pay the bills and stay afloat. Farm owners, workers, and countless industry suppliers are in desperate need of VLT revenues to invest BACK into the breeding farms, keeping that money in the local economy, creating more jobs, and strengthening the horseracing industry in New York.
The current chaos in the NYS Senate threatens to delay VLTs at Aqueduct even further. The Paterson Administration has set an August 1 deadline for the bidders seeking the contract to run the VLT operations. However, any contract would need the approval of both the leader of the state Assembly and the Senate. While politicians in Albany fight over who’s in charge, the breeding and racing community is on the brink of financial ruin with thousands of jobs at stake.
Swift action is needed to finally make Aqueduct VLTs a reality, pump millions of dollars into the state’s education funds and preserve the thoroughbred breeding and racing industry.
I recently had the experience with rescued baby chicks who would have been destined to the slaughter house in months. The drugs had already gotten to them, and in a month 3 of the 8 we recieved have died. Two of broken necks, on had a boken leg and healed but disappeared. I have reason srongly to believe that my aunt, who hates animal rights, killed them purposely. Their necks had been fine until one weekend. She held them in extreme heat in the house and outside she left them in extreme cold, blamed me for their deaths as well.
Here are links to the stories:
~*~If You Care About Chickens- The Story of Symphony~*~
~*~BABY CHICKEN NEWS!~*~
~*~Once More, A REGRET~*~
I have been through an emotional roller coaster loving these little ones and it goes to show the hardships chicken factory farms cause. It has ade me sick to the point I will not eat.
If you show support for these babies and other chickens on factory farms please show sympathy. I will edit soon and post pictures.
Every year, over 50 million foxes, minks, rabbits, otters, and other animals across the globe are killed for their fur.
For animals raise in fur farms, their life is a miserable one. They spend their existence in tiny, cramped cages, without enough room to stretch or even pace. They are surrounded by thousands of other animals in such chaotic conditions that many animals go mad and turn to self mutilation out of desperation.
When it comes time for these animals to be slaughter, they are beaten, drowned, or electrocuted- all in the name of preserving the pelt. Even worse, many animals are simply knock unconcious, and regain their senses as they are being skinned alive. Because of these atrocities, many major companies in the Untied States have sworn never to use fur again.
Nordstrom however is one of the last major clothing companies to use fur. Please sign this petition to let the officials at Nordstrom know that there is a large number of consumers who are disgusted by the atrocities Nordstrom supports through it's continued use of fur.
All donations to Savebabe.com will be used to help Animals Australia highlight the plight of this intelligent species.
Animals Australia firmly believes that the vast majority of Australians, once fully aware of the suffering of pigs in factory farms, will vote for change through the choices that they make. Informing them is crucial.
Our current advertisements and billboards which have assisted us to launch the savebabe.com campaign have been funded through the donations of caring Australians.
However, this is only the beginning - we need to reach every Australian.
In a recent edition of the British “Guardian Weekly” internationally renowned naturalist Lyall Watson commented about pigs, " I know of no other animals that are more consistently curious, more willing to explore new experiences, more ready to meet the world with open-mouthed enthusiasm".
Savebabe.com will work towards ensuring that these animals are provided with the world that they are meant to live in – not the one devoid of hope and sunshine that they currently endure in Australia.
February 17, 2006
A petition to abolish Fur Farms because of their cruelety.
The old Gooseberry Barn turning into a 16 fueling station Cumberland Farms with drive through Dunkin Donuts and car wash.
15. TOWNHALL EAST
A building called townhall east was deeded to the youth of pocono farms some years ago, it is being used for storing things, the kids club uses the community room.
We have a planned calendar of events and fliers are mailed out but, if the room is needed for something else we are shut out and have nowhere to go. Also the space is not nearly big enough as we have 35 to 40 children at one time and know where to store things i jo ann del prete head the kids club and i carry all the supplies in my car every other week.
I also have teens wanting to start there own club and just too little space we are a growing community and i have 70 families already signed up and were still growing.
Industrial farming (also know as "agribusiness") is an agricultural method used to mass-produce crops. But instead of feeding the hungry world, these corporations cause more starvation. They compete against smaller farms and force the farmers out of business, which means they can no longer feed their local community or even themselves.
Agribusinesses use millions of pounds of pesticides annually, which then pollute water sources, injure humans, kill aquatic life, and damage topsoil.
When you buy wheat products at the grocery store, do you think about where it came from? Neither did I - at least until I did some research. Most of the produce we buy is grown on industrial farms, a farming method where only one crop is grown over hundreds of acres of land (causing depletion of soil nutrients and decreased biodiversity). Industrial farms use 70% of potable water consumed, but also pollute other water sources. A branch of industrial farming is called "factory farming" where animals are kept in confinement. When pigs bite each other's tails because they've "gone mad" from not being able to perform natural behaviors, they have their tails cut off- without anesthetics. When disease is found among a few chickens on an industrial farm, they chuck all of them into a chipper. It grinds them up while they are still alive. Please examine the pictures of the confined pigs and the sow who is feeding her piglets but who cannot move at all. Should animals be treated this way?
Battery hens spend all of their lives in cages no bigger than this computer screen. They cannot fly or even eat propely as a third of their beak is cut off, to prevent pecking other birds, this leaves the bird in serious pain that lasts weeks even years! Is this fair? No, how would you like to live in a small cage and can barely walk and drink?
We the undersigned tenants of West Farms NHDFC Inc. confirm that there is a lack of security, unlocked entrance doors to the buildings and non working Intercoms "buzz" in our multiple dwelling of Eight Buildings.
For years, the people all over this planet have been harassed, injured, and even killed by self-righteous delinquents who commit violent acts in the names of Earth and animals.
People so pious in their beliefs they take their misanthropy to new and terrifying levels. And to further spit in the faces of those they seek to harm, they claim they aren't commiting violence. Why? because their targets are not always living individuals. Some examples of eco-terrorist acts are:
1.they burn down buildings. Usually labratories or farms.
2.destroy crops they deem "inorganic" or unnatural.
3.release animals from labs and farms that carry unknown diseases that put the ecosystem at risk. And more then half of animals released by these stunts die within 48 hours.
4.blow up equipment, machinery, and buildings.
5.destroy homes and private property with rockss,paint,guns.often these homes are occupied at the moment they inflict harm. men,women,and children are injured during these charades.
6.threaten the lives of people and their families who are involved in industries these fanatics deem "evil".
7.cause riots that result in injury and death.
8.physically assault individuals they believe inflict the most harm.
This just touches on what these groups do. They run around in the dead of night wearing hoods like KKK members trying to intimidate people and governments to conform to their ideals.
WE MUST STOP THESE GROUPS!!THEY SEEK TO DEVALUE HUMAN LIVES AND ELEVATE RODENTS ABOVE OUR CHILDREN.
The Animal Liberation Front
The Earth Liberation Front
PETA(donates money to eco-terrorism)
SHAC(stop huntingdon animal cruelty)
Friends of Animals(openly supports eco-terrorism)
United Poultry Concerns(cheered on 9-11 because 3000 potential chicken-eaters were killed that day)
Famous Players, one of North America's largest movie exhibiting companies, has been promoting Pappas Furs Designers Ltd. We need your support in persuading Famous Players to stop its promotion of this company because of the extreme and obscene cruelty that is inflicted on animals by the fur industry.
Fur bearing animals endure hideous suffering and death. They are caught in the wild with snares, leghold and conibear traps and endure excruciating
pain. Death is not swift. In a desperate attempt to escape, many try to chew their limbs off, or languish for hours or even days until the trapper returns, only to be beaten or clubbed to death if they are still alive. Others die of infection or become prey to other animals.
Fur farms (more like fur factories) subject animals to a life time of suffering and a horrific death. Animals on fur farms spend their entire lives in small, filthy
cages, madly pacing back and forth out of stress and boredom. Cannibalism is
often the grim reality of this psychological distress. There is no humane slaughter legislation to protect these animals. Fur farmers use gruesome killing methods that include gassing, suffocation, neck breaking, anal and vaginal electrocution.
Furthermore, contrary to the deceitful claims of the fur industry, fur is
not an eco-friendly product. Snares, leg hold and conibear traps are
indiscriminate and often 2-10 non-targeted animals are caught some of which are members of endangered species. Even cats and dogs fall victim to these traps. In addition, the fur industry relies on the heavy use of toxic caustic acids to treat pelts which would otherwise rot as fur garments.
Please sign our petition and help us send a clear, strong message to Famous Players that they should adhere to the business of bringing entertainment to the public and not be involved in the promotion of this brutal and deceitful industry.
Stop the cruelty of fur farms, ivory trade, etc...!!!
Please sign if you cant stand to see animals in pain!!!
The Animals Asia Foundation in Hong Kong has signed an agreement with the China Wildlife Conservation Association (CWCA) and the Sichuan Forestry Department (SFD) to free 500 Moon Bears on the worst farms in Sichuan Province and to work together to bring bear
farming to an end.
This "China Bear Rescue" is well underway with 118 Moon Bears now in the care of Animals Asia at their rescue centre in Chengdu, China.
The facts on bear farming: The official number of farmed bears in China is 6,992 (less now with 118 in the care of AAF). Bear bile is not
an aphrodisiac - it is an efficacious medicine with a 3,000 year history, but one which is totally replaceable with herbs and synthetics. In the market today, there is an oversupply of
bear bile which is why the farmers are looking for new markets, hence the placing of it in ridiculous things like shampoo and "Bear Bile Soda"!!!! Some bears have been in these terrible cages for up to 22 years. Bear farming
also exists in Vietnam and Korea.
The CWCA and SFA are doing the right thing and paving the way towards the end of bear farming. Money raised from advertising on this petition will go to help the Animals Asia Foundation fund and build the sanctuary for 500 rescued beautiful Moon Bears - a first major step in bringing bear farming to an end