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I figure I would start a thread on the victories of people doing what needs to be done.


Some may believe what can be done well some are working on the solutions.


Here is one to start with.



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And, Tony La Russa retired today from baseball, going out on top.  He and some of his players would dance in the local Nutcracker production in the  SF bay area, with some of the proceeds going to animal rights groups.

Yeah Tony is a real sports hero.


Take Care,

Very cool!  And vegetarian since 1977!

Yeah I hear good things come out of that area. :-)


He deserves the respect that is being given unlike many others.


Take Care,

this just in from sinikka:

Lindsay Pond beaver trapping halted

text from an article she sent me follows below).


here is a cbc link on the topic:

Stittsville beaver trapping on hold

The City of Ottawa said it would halt the trapping of beavers in the Paul Lindsay Pond area and consider alternative methods of dealing with the animals in response to concerns of area residents ...


sometimes you don't have to fight city hall ... especially when you can get 'em to work on doing the correct thing ... and if anyone knows how to do this, it is sinikka (see the bunikka thread).


in friendship,




Lindsay Pond beaver trapping halted

Ottawa - Mayor Jim Watson and Councillor Shad Qadri today announced
that the City of Ottawa will accelerate the development of its
Wildlife Strategy. At the same time, the City will halt trapping
activity in the Lindsay Pond area.

"We have heard in recent days that people would like us to have a
second look at how we protect the integrity of our flood control
systems and we are listening and acting," said Mayor Watson.

Staff has proposed that the Wildlife Strategy include a re-evaluation
of the City's beaver management practices, including a development of
a risk management evaluation process for responding to conflicts
between beavers and infrastructure, such as municipal drains, culverts
and storm water facilities.

"I am pleased that the City Manager has been able to act on my
suggestion to explore alternatives," added Stittsville Councillor Shad
Qadri. "Flood control is a critical program for my ward and I am
hopeful that we can find a way to protect residents from flooding and
enhance our handling of wildlife at the same time."

While even the most progressive experts in wildlife management
acknowledge that lethal trapping of beavers is sometimes necessary to
protect critical infrastructure and private property, the City
recognises that advances in beaver management practices and
technologies provide a range of alternatives to lethal trapping. The
City recognizes that many of these alternatives are also more
protective of aquatic and wetland ecosystems.

Great news.


Maybe they people ate some courage for breakfast in that city.


Glad for our furry friends.


Take Care,

this in from peta:

Ringling Brothers Agree To USDA Fine For Allegedly Violating Animal...


text from peta copied below.


in friendship,




I'm thrilled to tell you about a historic breakthrough. It has to do with elephants who are beaten with bullhooks by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Feld Entertainment, Inc., parent company of Ringling, will now pay a penalty of $270,000 for violations of the Animal Welfare Act dating from June 2007 to August 2011. It is the biggest penalty paid by a circus in the history of the United States.

Since June 2007, PETA has spent every year taking formal complaints about Ringling to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. We have met with members of the agency's Office of the General Counsel and provided ample evidence of Ringling's abuse, including the death of a baby elephant, the beating of elephants, the killing of a lion, the circus's use of crippled elephants, and more.

Of course, PETA cannot rest until all the elephants are freed from their lives of servitude. Elephants used in circuses are torn away from their families, chained, dragged from city to city in boxcars, and forced under threat of bullhook beatings to perform repetitive tricks. Please help: There is more that you can do to help animals abused in circuses today. I urge you to share the heartbreaking photos of baby elephants who are bound with ropes, shocked with electric prods, and jabbed with sharp-tipped bullhooks with your friends and family now. After they see Ringling's cruelty, please ask them to join you in pledging never to go to a circus that uses animals.

With the help of PETA donors like you, we can put an end to the suffering of elephants, tigers, and other animals who are beaten and forced to perform.

Kind regards,

Ingrid E. Newkirk
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals


Some will remind others of what is not right.  While some keep munching on the doritos.

Take Care,

what a noble fellow is this pian!

in friendship,



Indeed speaking of that.


Take Care,

i made a little contribution.

i have only looked briefly at some of his writings, but what i've seen so far looks good.

in friendship,


This guy is interesting.  it's interesting to me that when I read that he burned down a sheepskin factory, a leather factory and a foi gras restaurant, I thought well that is going too far and how effective is that really... but then when I read that he burned down a meth producing house of a king drug dealer that was selling to his friends and family I thought well what else are you going to do, this is war.  I will certainly read more of his writings.  Thanks for introducing him here Big G.



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