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Since Election Day, human-rights organizations like Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the NAACP have seen their donations spike. “This is the greatest outpouring of support for the ACLU in our nearly 100-year history,” its executive director announced. “Greater than the days after 9/11.”
That goodwill has also spilled over into the coffers — and membership lists — of environmental organizations. While it’s too soon to tell how much green groups will collect in the wake of the election, this month’s flood of support could come as a boon to organizations that usually receive a small portion of philanthropic giving. Environmental and animal welfare groups traditionally rank low on the list of causes Americans donate to. In 2015, they received just 3 percent of total donations, far less than churches, schools, hospitals, even arts and culture.
It seems that President-elect Donald Trump’s promises to overturn Obama-era environmental regulations and ditch an international climate agreement have spurred those angered by election results to vote with their wallets.
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“The incoming administration threatens to roll back environmental protections across the board,” said Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen in a statement. With renewed support, Van Noppen said, Earthjustice plans to provide a line of defense against these rollbacks, by deepening its legal team and increasing the number of clients it represents — already more than 600 — in legal battles.
Many other environmental organizations are making similar pleas, seeking financial support to fight the Trump administration’s damaging environmental agenda. Every environmental organization Grist contacted said it had seen an increased level of engagement in some way.
The climate action group 350.org has gained tens of thousands of new supporters since Election Day, spokesman Jamie Henn said, and has seen donations surge. The organization’s petition to stop climate denier Myron Ebell from running the Environmental Protection Agency gained over 20,000 signatures in a few days.
Friends of the Earth, too, is raking in money at an unprecedented level: four times faster than before the election, according to development director Peter Stocker. The Sierra Club said it has gained more than 15,000 new monthly donors since the election, double the number that joined during the rest of the calendar year. Earthjustice has seen a 711 percent increase in online donors over last month, and during the week of Nov. 7, the group saw a 707 percent increase in new online donors compared to the same week in 2015.
The Environmental Defense Fund has seen similar upticks. “Without any special prompting from us, people are energized about protecting the progress we’ve made,” membership director Sam Parry said in a statement. “Apparently the sixth stage of grief is activism.”
Those numbers will mean big green groups can widen their campaigns and increase their digital outreach — one Grist editor has received up to four Sierra Club fundraising emails a day since the election — but not everyone in the climate movement is convinced that more money alone will make a difference.
“We need a surge of people into the streets, and the jails,” says Wen Stephenson, author of What We’re Fighting For Now Is Each Other, a book on climate activism. “We need more resistance camps like at Standing Rock, only everywhere.”
Others in the movement agree that Trump-era environmentalism will need to be an on-the-ground battle, because it will be difficult, if not impossible, to make progress in Washington with a Trump administration and GOP-dominated Congress. “Now that the inside game is so difficult, the outside game is even more important,” said 350.org’s Henn. (Note: 350.org founder Bill McKibben is a member of the Grist board of directors.)
Other green groups are seeing a surge of interest in organizing and direct action, too. Greenpeace cites a boost in calls and emails from people asking what they can do, as well as more people signing up for training.
Stocker, at Friends of the Earth, expects an increase in activists and volunteers at the community level as people reach out to friends, family, and anyone else looking to get involved and work across movements.
“People are telling us that this election shook them to the core,” Stocker said. “Those who had never been to a rally or protest are itching to get out and make their voices heard.”
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Join The Movement, Support Elephant Refuge North America!
By Margot Ryan –
October 6, 2016
“This land is perfectly suited for Asian elephants; level to gently rolling hills covered in forest and pastures; many spring fed lakes; privacy from human activity; and a climate with mild winters which will allow elephants to remain outside nearly year round. Please help us raise the remaining funds required by November 8th to secure this 850-acre piece of elephant paradise!”
– Elephant Aid International
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Warning: This will break your heart, but there is a happy ending.
An elderly, severely injured street dog had fallen into a sewage-filled gutter in India.
The dog was so feeble, he couldn’t get out.
A kind passerby saw him and pulled him out and then called the Animal Aid helpline to come to the rescue.
The poor dog was cold, severely dehydrated, and had an open wound at the base of his tail, infested with maggots. He couldn’t stand or walk.
After several days of IV fluids and medicine, and being fed food and water through a syringe, he started to regain his health.
Watch his amazing recovery in the video above.
Creatures like this dog are truly “the least among us”. Please consider donating to Animal Aid Unlimited, no matter how modest a sum. I wouldn’t ask you if I hadn’t donated myself — twice.
To donate, go…
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To donate –
About Small Shelter Nis – LINK https://www.facebook.com/SmallShelterInNis/
Please help our small private shelter in Nis, Serbia to take care for it’s animals;
need for another 40 euros for food, please you, if someone wants to help.
I know that many of you are preparing for the holidays, but I have to ask you to think about our orphan dogs, which depend solely on you, and also ask you to spare a few euros for our dogs food for the month of June.
We shall be immensely grateful and our dogs will not be hungry.
For our 30 dogs and 10 cats monthly food costs are about 250 euros.
This wonderful little shelter of ours regularly struggles to raise funds which are needed for every month, to feed all the dogs and take care of them which completely depends on us.
The street cats…
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Bo, a Cane Corso, is immediately rushed to the hospital on Tuesday after he’s rescued by the BARCS Animal Shelter.
Donations for food:
Lina’s animal rescue in Coka, Serbia has tried desperately to keep her shelter open despite lack of funding.
There are approx 30 dogs being cared for and they have been without food now for a few days.
FIVE of these dogs are READY FOR TRAVEL to be adopted ( all required testing, vaccines, certificates are completed).
Due to lack of funding and the recent loss of electricity ( and no help in sight) the founder is struggling to find a solution and may end up opening the gates in the hopes that these dogs may have a better chance on the streets.
I have been a dedicated supporter for approx 2 years and have been impressed with the dedication, knowledge, high level of integrity and enormous level of care given to these unfortunate animals.
Is there ANYTHING you can do to help?
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A university rescued dozens of pets that were abandoned and badly burned in two recent massive wildfires and has been treating, housing, and finding them homes free of charge. Please sign this petition to praise the university for saving these animals.
A few days ago Mia Ožegović made a post on Facebook about a dog her friend had discovered living in the yard of a house in the city centre of Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina. The dog was chained by a 1 metre rusted chain and living in horrific squalor. It was clear the chain never came off… and most likely the poor dog lived on the end of it 24 hours a day, day in, day out for all of her young life. She’s a purebred Belgian Shepherd (malinois) female, probably about 2 years old.
Mia wrote: “Around her “doggie house” you can see mud, stale bread ….and more mud and faeces and junk of all kind …. ”
As this is Bosnia, Mia and her rescuer friends knew that calling the authorities would have no effect. They tried for two nights to release the dog, but their pliers were poor and couldn’t cut any part of the…
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Švrća was found on the streets in Serbia in a terrible state.
At only 2 months old he has not known what the comforts of a home and family are.
He has several spots with no hair compounded with wounds.
He was taken immediately to a vet for examination. Švrća has demodex, poor blood results and he has a temperature. Although it is not yet known what other infections he is fighting off, his treatment will last for at least 2 months.
As a result he will needs to stay in vet clinic during the therapy which makes it expensive.
Švrća needs help urgently.
To donate and help with his medical costs, please click on the following:
The money required is not a great deal to help this little guy get better.
If everyone gave just a few Euros we would reach the target overnight.
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Serbia; URGENT NEED HELP FOR 16 DOGS !!!!!! | Serbian Animals Voice (SAV)// // //
Time is very much running out and funds are short – PLEASE we need to get this sorted !
Gladno Polje is a public “shelter” on the outskirts of Sarajevo that has existed for 3 years. 150-200 dogs live in this shelter in horrific conditions, and more dogs and puppies are constantly being dumped, some in dire need of veterinary care.
If it were not for dog-catchers taking dogs off the streets to who-knows-where, dogs would probably be better off on the streets than in this awful place.
When Andrea and Sandra visited Gladno a few weeks ago, it was late afternoon. But because there is no electricity in the shelter, the inside part where there are many dog pens was in pitch darkness. The sensation of walking into this space is impossible to truly describe. All we could make out were some of the dogs’ eyes as they looked desperately at us through the bars of their pens. The smell was completely overpowering – there had been no running water that day…
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Via – Snow Leopard Trust
A symbolic snow leopard adoption is a great gift – and an excellent way to help protect these endangered cats! Learn more at http://bit.ly/SnowLeopardAdoption