Posted by: friendsofkinshipcircle | April 14, 2009

WE ARE THEIR HOPE

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Friends Of Kinship Circle Alert
4/13/09: We Are Their Hope
*   KINSHIP CIRCLE DOES NOT WRITE OR RESEARCH THESE ALERTS.
*   QUESTIONS? CONTACT ALERT WRITERS DIRECTLY.

IN THIS ALERT:

  1. Recent Kinship Circle Alerts Are A Click Away
  2. Pound Seizure & Humane Euthanasia
  3. Save Stu – Wrongfully Impounded Since 9/15/05
  4. New England Animal Rights Workshop 6/13/09
  5. Party To End Puppy Mills On 4/19/09
  6. Urge Portugal City To Become Anti-Bullfighting
  7. We Are Their Hope: World Lab Animal Liberation Week
  8. Vegans Take On The “3 Peaks” Challenge


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Animals and Their Jewish Guardians
http://www.tikkun.org/article.php/Nathan
A prestigious publication, Tikkun Magazine, has just published Sandra
Nathan’s piece: “Animals and Their Jewish Guardians.” It is a master work
detailing the contributions of animal rights luminaries, such as: Lewis
Gompertz, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Charles Patterson, Henry Spira, Peter
Singer, Richard H. Schwartz, PETA’s Matt Prescott, Roberta Kalechofsky,
Frederick Wiseman, Jenny Stein, Dr. Elliot Katz…

Amid these famous philosophers, filmmakers, authors and professors…are
several excerpts about Kinship Circle and the group’s founder, Brenda Shoss.
We are very honored to be included among such noteworthy names. READ THE
ARTICLE HERE: http://www.tikkun.org/article.php/Nathan

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1) Recent Kinship Circle Alerts Are A Click Away
ALERT WRITER:
Brenda Shoss, Kinship Circle, info@kinshipcircle.org

NEW WAY TO SEND COMMENTS:
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/letter_library
Recent sample-letter alerts in Kinship Circle’s Letter Library now contain
an “EMAIL THIS LETTER” feature. Just click and a ready-to-send email opens
in the email software on your computer. This feature (along with other means
for sending comments) always follows the sample letter.

TAKE ACTION NOW:
4/12/09: War Hero’s Dog Brutally Killed
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/letter_library/letter_new.asp?LetterID=1819&seriesfirst=true

Kinship Circle supporter — Sylva <sylvasylva59@embarqmail.com> — would
also like you to join her petition on the murder of a war hero’s dog:
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/four-murder-heros-therapy-dog-in-texas

4/6/09: Abusers On Maine Egg Farm Ought To Rot In Jail
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/letter_library/letter_new.asp?LetterID=1818&seriesfirst=true

3/29/09: Demand Whale Conservation Over Killing
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/letter_library/letter_new.asp?LetterID=1817&seriesfirst=true

3/20/09: Stop Horse Slaughter Blitz At State/Federal Levels
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/letter_library/letter_new.asp?LetterID=1816&seriesfirst=true

3/20/09: End Live Labs At New Jersey Med School
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/letter_library/letter_new.asp?LetterID=1814&seriesfirst=true

3/20/09: Get Great Apes Out Of Laboratories
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/letter_library/letter_new.asp?LetterID=1815&seriesfirst=true

3/13/09: Unchain Tina, Jewel And Queenie From Circus Slavery
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/letter_library/letter_new.asp?LetterID=1813&seriesfirst=true

3/7/09: Canada Seal Bill Dropped, No Debate. Demand The Killing End.
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/letter_library/letter_new.asp?LetterID=1811&seriesfirst=true

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2) Pound Seizure & Humane Euthanasia
ALERT WRITER:
Forwarded by Linda J Mander, linda.j.mander.gigb@statefarm.com

BACKGROUND:
From linda.j.mander.gigb@statefarm.com — Pease help with the Michigan pound
seizure (animals sold to research) and gas chamber issues.

TAKE ACTION:
MICHIGAN POUND SEIZURE:
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/649021463
HUMANE EUTHANASIA:
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/900398769

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3) Save Stu – Wrongfully Impounded Since 9/15/05
ALERT WRITER: Jeff de la Rosa, Stu’s Dad,
stu.911@gmail.com
STU’S STORY: http://myspace.com/save_stu

QUESTIONS ABOUT STU’S CASE? CONTACT: stu.911@gmail.com
http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewAlbums&friendID=107121886

BRIEF BACKGROUND — IN STU’S WORDS:
A Los Angeles Animal Services Hearing Examiner found me to be NOT DANGEROUS.
Guerdon Stuckey, then General Manager of the dept., overturned that
recommendation, declared me “Dangerous,” and sentenced me to die. Stuckey
was fired by the Mayor of Los Angeles within days of condemning me.

I was evaluated by Dr. Richard Polksy, PhD. of dogexpert.com and found to be
NOT DANGEROUS. My owner appealed to the Board of Commissioners but they
would not overturn the GM. My owner went to Superior Court to get the dept.
to re-open the case. The judge denied my petition. I have been impounded
since September 15, 2005…

STU TODAY:
Oct. 2007: Stu was transferred to New Leash on Life (Bobby Dorafshar), where
he’ll remain until a Court of Appeals decision. A hearing, not yet set, will
likely occur in June, followed by 90 days for a decision. I’m appealing the
Superior Court denial of my petition to overturn the GM’s decision.

Dec. 2008: After City had refused dental care for Stu’s rotting teeth (since
Sept. 2006) they gave a superficial cleaning. He’s lost teeth and has
advanced periodontal disease. I forced them to let Dr. Tsugawa, a board
certified dental vet, examine Stu. City wouldn’t pay $1000+ for x-rays and
initial treatment. My fear is that his jaw is crumbling and he’s in pain.

3/23/09: Bobby Dorafshar (excellent trainer and founder of New Leash on Life
Rescue and K9s Only Day Care), who is contracted BY THE CITY to care for Stu
in the interim, told the Board of Commissioners/Appeal Board that after 18
months with Stu, “This dog is not dangerous. Any aggression present now is
due to confinement and non-socialization.”
City forbids Stu to be walked
outdoors or to play with other dogs.

Ed Boks and the City Attorney are blocking attempts to place Stu’s case on
the Board of Commission’s Agenda.

READ ABOUT HOW THE BOARD THINKS THIS IS ALL WRONG:
http://laanimalservices.com/PDF/commission/2007/082707Minutes.pdf
TAKE ACTION:
QUESTIONS? EMAIL: stu.911@gmail.com
PLEASE ASK CONTACTS BELOW TO:
1. Ensure daylight off-premises exercise for Stu.
2. Allow Stu’s re-socialization training with humans and dogs under Bobby
Dorafshar (Stu’s caretaker during legal proceedings).
3. Initiate Stu’s complete dental exam and treatment by Dr. Tsugawa.
4. [Ask the Mayor and City Attorney] Allow the Board of Commissioners to
agree to tell the Court of Appeals that missing evidence was excluded in
error and that it should be considered by the Court of Appeals.
5. [Ask Ed Boks and Linda Barth] Stop trying to kill an innocent dog.
6. Drop opposition to Stu’s appeal and either give him a fair hearing by the
department or close this case and return Stu home to Jeff.
Department of Animal Services, City Of Los Angeles
221 N Figueroa St., 5th FL; Los Angeles CA 90012
ph: 213-485-9607 (keep it ringing); FAX: 213-485-9511
Board of Commissioners: tariqkhero@gmail.com, ninekitties@aol.com,
ireneponce@earthlink.net, ajq1trq2@aol.com, secundar@unitedtalent.com,
Ani.Commission@lacity.org, ross.pool@lacity.org
Management: Ed.Boks@lacity.org, Linda.Barth@.lacity.org
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, City Hall
200 North Spring Street, RM 303; Los Angeles, CA 90012
ph: 213-978-0600; fax: 213-978-0750
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa: mayor@lacity.org
Jim Bickhart, Mayor’s Office: Jim.Bickhart@lacity.org

City Attorneys: Dov.Lesel@lacity.org, Laurie.Rittenberg@lacity.org,
Todd.Leung@lacity.org

Los Angeles City Council: ERIC.garcetti@council.lacity.org,
councilmember.reyes@lacity.org, ed.reyes@lacity.org,Dennis.Zine@lacity.org,
cardenas@lacity.org, weiss@lacity.org, alarcon@lacity.org,
richard.alarcon@lacity.org
Media: Dana.Bartholomew@dailynews.com, carla.hall@latimes.com,
steve.hymon@latimes.com, rick.orlov@dailynews.com

SIGN NEW PETITION FOR STU:
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/free-stu-wrongly-impounded-for-4-years
DONATE TO FUND A NEW ATTORNEY: Stu needs and Appellate Law Specialist named
Stuart Esner=$500/hour * http://myspace.com/save_stu
READ MORE:
http://laanimalservices.com/PDF/commission/2007/070907stuupdate.pdf
http://laanimalservices.com/info_rumors.htm
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4) New England Animal Rights Workshop 6/13/09
ALERT WRITER:
Jamie Kordack, Jamie.R.Kordack@usace.army.mil

NEW ENGLAND ANIMAL RIGHTS WORKSHOP
An Educational Forum for Sharing Knowledge and Networking
Open-Discussion Sessions & Special Guest Speakers
Networking and Socializing / Exhibits and Cruelty-FREE Shopping
Free Literature / Con-current Educational Videos / Vegan Lunch

WHEN: Saturday, June 13, 2009, (10:00 am registration)

WHERE: WORKSHOP – West Brookfield, MA Town Hall, 2nd floor Grand Ballroom
DIRECTIONS: From West or East: Take MA T-pike/I-90 to exit 9. Take Rt. 20
East, turn Left and go North on Rt. 49 to end/to Rt. 9. Turn Left/West on
Rt. 9 to center of West Brookfield. Town Hall is at the light. Parking on
common/Cottage Street/West Main Street (in front of Library).

AFTER-HOURS WINE AND UN-CHEESE TASTING – Charles Hubbard House,
a beautiful 1836 Colonial, 3 doors down from the town hall, 15 West Main St.
Wine, bear, soda, vegan munchies…

TIMES & COST: Workshop 10:30am to 5:00pm / $15
After-Hours Wine & Un-Cheese Tasting 5:30 to ? / $10

FOR MORE INFORMATION & TO RSVP: Jamie Kordack, 978-318-8399;
cell: 978-265-9503 * jamie.r.kordack@usace.army.mil * http://www.nearw.org

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5) Party To End Puppy Mills On 4/19/09
ALERT WRITER:
Diana Magor, dianamagor@gmail.com

PARTY TO PUT AN END TO PUPPY MILLS – APRIL 19, 2009
This event is happening all over the USA on 4/19/09. Many are hosting a
fundraising “party” to help end this cruel practice. I am hosting one at my
house in Santa Cruz, CA and would like to invite anyone interested in
attending to join me from 3:30 to 6:30 pm PT. Economist and dog activist Ben
Stein, Congressman Sam Farr, and others will be on a conference call on this
issue at 4:30PT (7:30 ET; 6:30 CT).

FOR MORE INFORMATION & TO FIND EVENT IN YOUR AREA, SEE:
http://www.partylaunch.com/partyanimals/findparty/index.cfm
http://www.hslf.com

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6) Urge Portugal City To Become Anti-Bullfighting
ALERT WRITER: Miguel Moutinho | ANIMAL, miguel.moutinho@animal.org.pt

BACKGROUND:
Every summer in the city of Tavira, in the Algarve (coastal region of the
South of Portugal), a bullfight is staged in a mobile bullring — mostly for
foreign tourists, who are deceitfully attracted by promoters claiming
bullfights are “bloodless” expressions of local culture. In fact, bullfights
are shockingly bloody and violent, and certainly not part of the culture of
the Algarve. Every time a bullfight occurs, at least six bulls are viciously
tortured, just to profit from animal cruelty.

TAKE ACTION:
Write to the Mayor of Tavira, in the Algarve, asking to officially declare
Tavira an Anti-Bullfighting City. Copy (Cc): campanhas@animal.org.pt
presidente@cm-tavira.pt; ecordeiro@cm-tavira.pt; fviegas@cm-tavira.pt;
cbaracho@cm-tavira.pt; lnunes@cm-tavira.pt; asimoes@cm-tavira.pt;
jguerreiro@cm-tavira.pt; fbeato@cm-tavira.pt; camara@cm-tavira.pt;
gci@cm-tavira.pt

Please send a written letter to the President of the Municipality of Tavira:
Mr. José Macário Correia, Presidente da Câmara Municipal de Tavira
Câmara Municipal de Tavira
Praça da República
8800-951 Tavira, PORTUGAL

SAMPLE LETTER:
Honorable Officials of Tavira:

I write to urge you and the Municipality of Tavira to free your beautiful
city from bullfighting. Tavira does not have a permanent bullring and there
is no bullfighting tradition in Tavira or anywhere in the Algarve. On the
contrary, the fact that a bullfight takes place in Tavira every year only
hurts your city’s good name and reputation. It is even more harmful for the
animals tortured in these bullfights.

To date, 65 Spanish towns and three French towns have declared themselves
anti-bullfighting. In Portugal, Viana do Castelo has already officially
taken that step. The Mayors of Braga and Cascais announced that they will no
longer authorise bullfighting spectacles in their cities as well.

I call upon you to proclaim Tavira an anti-bullfighting city, through the
implementation of a policy of non-authorisation of bullfighting spectacles
in your city — at least as far as municipal licenses and authorisations are
required for these to take place.

Such a step would hugely benefit Tavira and make your constituents happy
with that measure, which would certainly have positive effects in the next
elections. I’m also certain that tourism in Tavira would grow.

I look forward to a response from you and I thank you in advance for your
attention. Yours, very respectfully,  [Name], [City, Country] [Email address]

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7) We Are Their Hope: World Lab Animal Liberation
ALERT WRITER:
Michael Budkie, Executive Director, SAEN, saen@saenonline.org
http://www.saenonline.org, http://www.wlalw.org


WORLD LABORATORY ANIMAL LIBERATION WEEK, APRIL 18-26, 2009
As you read this email, untold millions of animals suffer and die in
laboratories across the U.S. Most — including rats, mice, birds,
amphibians, and all animals used in agricultural research — receive no
protection under current laws. Federally owned laboratories (such as those
owned by the Department of Defense, the NIH, the USDA, EPA, etc.) receive no
independent inspections… The USDA does not adequately enforce the very
limited requirements of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA)…

RESOURCES / SAEN WEBSITES:
Stop Animal Exploitation NOW! http://www.saenonline.org
Fact sheets about product testing, primate experimentation, general animal
experimentation, as well as materials focusing on specific labs…

RESOURCES / WLALW WEBSITE:
World Laboratory Animal Liberation Week: http://www.wlalw.org/
Contains sign-up form for this year’s event and listings from prior years.
To increase media exposure…please sign up with the details of your events.

RESOURCES / KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL EXPERIMENTATION FACT SHEETS:
Download and print our photo- and fact-filled literature to use for tabling,
leafleting, at demos, presentations, etc.

ANIMAL EXPERIMENTATION
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/fact_sheets/VivisectiLessonFutilityPH.pdf
Animal Testing: You Paid For It
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/fact_sheets/YouPaidForIt.pdf
Sacrificing One Won’t Save The Other
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/fact_sheets/MODSacrificOneWontSaveOther.pdf
Iams Doublespeak: Experiments On Cats And Dogs
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/fact_sheets/DyingForKibble.pdf
Who Is Huntingdon Life Sciences?
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/fact_sheets/WhoIsHuntingdonLifeScienc.pdf

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8) Vegans Take On The “3 Peaks” Challenge
ALERT WRITER:
Andrew Knight, Founder, Extreme Vegan Sporting Association,
info@extremevegansports.org * http://www.extremevegansports.org

BACKGROUND:
During a single 24-hour period from May 2-3, the first known all-vegan team
will attempt to successively scale the three highest mountains within Wales,
England and Scotland  — the famous “3 Peaks” Challenge.

We aim to publicly demonstrate that vegans can achieve impressive feats of
fitness…thereby overcoming misperceptions about the vegan lifestyle. Given
that animal agriculture is one of the largest contributors to global warming
— as well as cruel to animals and bad for human health — we feel it’s
important to show how incorrect such misperceptions are.

We also aim to raise money for the electoral campaign of Animals Count,
during the June 4th European Parliamentary elections. Animals Count
<http://www.animalscount.org/> is a UK political party for people and
animals, and will contest these elections with the goal to increase
consideration given to animal issues, by all political parties… READ MORE
ABOUT THE ALL-VEGAN “3-PEAKS” TEAM:
http://www.vegan3peaks.info


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