Dec 7, 2017 — Dear Friends of Lamby the Dog,
As we cross the 100,000 signature threshold, we want to say THANK YOU for taking time to sign the petition asking the courts to reconsider the order to have her destroyed. Destroyed. That’s the legal term for putting a dog to death and it makes your blood run cold.
At any moment, the Municipal Court judge in Dallas is going to announce a new date/time for a hearing on Lamby which will decide whether she dies or can have a second chance at life with a rescue group or in a sanctuary. The attorneys – who are working pro bono — have said they expect a bond to be required by the court in the amount of $2,000 to $5,000 in addition to court filing fees.
Please help with this next stage of this challenge by contributing to Lamby’s 2nd Chance Fund at https://www.gofundme.com/lamb-of-gods-2nd-chance-fund.
If only 8% of your donated a single $1, we could ensure the funds are available to help Lamby at this critical time!
Once this case is over, any monies not applied to expenses and Lamby’s welfare will be contributed to worthwhile rescue groups and charities that are helping dogs recover from abuse.
BACKGROUND: Lamb of God (Lamby) is a mixed-breed female dog that has been used as a prop by an aggressive panhandler in the Dallas entertainment districts. Lamby was forced to wear comical hats and glasses that cut deep into her fur by rubber bands while she was restrained within a little milk crate that was strapped to a bicycle’s handlebars and forced to pose for photos in exchange for money that went into the pockets of the panhandler. Witnesses have seen the panhandler feed Lamby candy instead of a proper diet and he had an astounding 16 warrants for his arrest. For months, citizens in these entertainment districts have called law enforcement and Dallas Animal Rescue to help get the dog out of her abusive situation.
106,884 have signed. Let’s get to 150,000.
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12/6/17 HB 473-Ponce’s Law PASSED in the Criminal Justice Subcommittee
Debbie Taylor Darino
Daytona Beach, FL
Dec 6, 2017 — Ponce’s Law HB 473 passed unanimously in the Criminal Justice Subcommittee this morning. We still have 2 more committees to get passed in the “House” and the “Senate” still needs to get it set on the committee agendas in the senate. Here is a show for today’s meeting:
Bill Number: 0473
Committee: Criminal Justice Subcommittee
Date: 12/6/2017 8:00:00 AM
Sponsor: Leek (CO-SPONSORS) Brodeur; Clemons; Killebrew; Ma…
Subject: Cruelty to Animals
– Alexander Y Gonzalez Y Latvala Y Richardson Y Sullivan
– Altman – Hager – Moskowitz Y Slosberg Y Yarborough
Y Eagle (Y) Harrell Y Pritchett Y Spano
Total Yeas: 9 Total Nays: 0 Total Missed: 5 Total Votes
77,538 have signed. Let’s get to 150,000.
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David Zabel, Connecticut area counsel for the NhRP, offers some important facts about elephant intelligence:
[W]e know they have a sense of self, remember the past and plan for the future, engage in complex communication, show empathy, and mourn their dead. But their legal status as ‘things’ with no rights has remained exactly the same. What’s at stake here is the freedom of beings who are no less self-aware and autonomous than we humans are.
This isn’t the first time NhRP has attempted to win personhood rights for animals. In 2013, the group sued on behalf of a chimpanzee named Tommy, another named Kiko, and two former laboratory chimps named Hercules and Leo. But none of these New York cases succeeded in getting recognition of the chimps’ legal personhood.
A ranch in Texas is profiting tremendously from the killing of endangered and exotic species. The ranch is a giant financial success, with a private runway, luxury cabins, and more land than the island of Manhattan. It is valued at over $200 million. Sign this petition to demand that the “ranch” be shut down before more endangered animals are slaughtered.
A golden retriever named Walle was allegedly shot by a neighbor for attacking his chickens. The man reportedly fired five times, killing the young dog on the scene. Sign this petition to demand that the police conduct a full investigation and punish Walle’s attacker if he is found guilty of using excessive force.
A utility worker allegedly opened fire on a dog in her own yard after he cut through the fence to get inside, even though there is no evidence the dog behaved aggressively. Sign this petition to demand that this worker be removed from his position immediately.
Following her unforgettable endorsement of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, former Governor and vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin sat down on an Alaskan bear she killed to discuss her controversial positions on animal rights.
Andrew Kirschner (AK): What do you think of the word “vegan”?
Sarah Palin (SP): Refudiate, misunderestimate, wee-wee’d up. English is a living language. Shakespeare liked to coin new words too. Got to celebrate it!
AK: It’s actually not a new word. It has been around for decades. Polls show an increasing number of people are turning to plant-based food for ethical, environmental, and health reasons.
SP: Polls? Nah…they’re for strippers and cross-country skiers.
AK: The courts have rejected and overturned recent so-called Ag Gag laws aimed at preventing Americans from seeing what happens to farm animals before they’re slaughtered for food. Do you support the courts’ decisions?
SP: Well, let’s see. There’s ― of course in…
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Three domesticated dogs were reportedly shot down for attempting to get under a man’s fence. Neighbors allege the shooter hunted them down for 20 minutes and then piled their bodies like a trophy. Demand justice for these dogs and their bereaved owner.
All breeds of pitbull are listed as “restricted dogs” in the province of Ontario, Canada, which requires all dogs of these breeds to be muzzled, leashed, and sterilized. Tell Premier Kathleen Wynne that this law is discriminatory and unjust.
Denmark bans kosher and halal slaughter as minister says ‘animal rights come before religion’
SAV Comment – well done Denmark; a government with guts; instead of being afraid to do things because of the old ‘religious rights’ talk. If only the UK government were so brave – but then we do have Cameron leading the ‘be quieters’ !!
The UK is a Christian country. The UK stuns animals before slaughter. It should be undertaken for ALL animals slaughtered in the UK with no religious exemptions. Stunning is the UK way; so if living in the UK, abide UK law and stun all animals before slaughter !!
Last week, word got out that Matthew McConaughey is a part owner of a canned hunting ranch. That’s a ranch where, for a fee, people can shoot animals who are fenced in. According to Snopes, the ranch is primarily used to raise Angus beef cattle but includes a section where customers can participate in captive whitetail deer hunts. McConaughey’s representatives have told TMZ that the actor sold his interest in the ranch in 2011. His family members, who own and manage the ranch, left his name and photograph on the website, presumably for publicity purposes.
The connection spread fast via tweets, blogs and Facebook pages, and soon media headlines read “Matthew McConaughey gets death threats from animal rights activists.” Few people would think such headlines are good for a movement that is trying to pave its way into the mainstream. But given the tone of many of the posts…
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In the state of Ohio, the Massillon Washington High School’s football boosters club has purchased or leased tiger cubs from a local private exotic animal breeder each year for the past 44 years. dubbing each “Obie,”, these cubs are separated prematurely from their mothers and declawed, the young animals are forced to experience the stresses of human contact, paraded in front of thousands of screaming crowds.
The tigers’ tenure as mascots is brief. When football season’s over, they’re sent away to endure the rigors of captivity elsewhere, only to be replaced by a new “Obie.”
Critics say that generations of these “retired” tigers routinely wind up caged as roadside attractions, or are sold into private hands as breeding animals, pets or worse, targets for canned hunting operations.
A spokeswoman for Stump Hill Exotic Animal Farm, where boosters have acquired tiger cubs for the last few years, told Cleveland.com that it’s…
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