7 Year Old Jazmine Murder Solved? Police Have Arrested Two

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7 Year Old Jazmine Murder Solved? Police Have Arrested Two
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A 20-year-old man in Texas was arrested Saturday and charged in the death of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes, who was shot and killed while riding in a car with her family in Houston. Another man is being held in connection with the shooting but has not yet been charged, a lawyer for the girl’s family said.

Eric Black Jr., 20, was charged with capital murder and appeared in court early Sunday morning, wearing handcuffs and an orange jumpsuit. He was ordered held without bail. A prosecutor said Black admitted to driving the car when his passenger opened fire.

Lee Merritt, an attorney for the Barnes family, told CBS News another suspect had also been arrested.

The shooting occured in Houston on Dec. 30 when a car pulled alongside the vehicle carrying Barnes and her family at a stoplight and a gunman opened fire. Jazmine died of a gunshot wound to the head, and her mother was hit in the arm.

LaPorsha Washington, Jazmine’s mother, said in the days following the shooting that she believed it was racially motivated. Her 15-year-old daughter, who was also in the car, initially said the shooter was a white man in a red truck, and police released an artist’s sketch Thursday showing a thin, white man with a 5 o’clock shadow. Black, the alleged driver, is African American. The full name of the alleged gunman is not yet known, but Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said Sunday the individual is also African American.

In a press conference Sunday afternoon, Gonzalez said there was indeed a red truck at the stoplight when shots rang out, but said investigators now believe the person or people in the truck were nothing more than witnesses. He urged the unidentified driver of the truck to come forward.

Gonzalez said investigators don’t believe “in any way” that family members were involved in anything “nefarious.” He added that investigators believe two people were involved in the shooting, but would not comment further since Black is the only individual who has been charged.

“We feel that they were truthful. This just went down very quickly when the gunfire erupted,” Gonzalez said. “You’re talking about small children — they witnessed something very traumatic. And it is possible that the last thing they did see was indeed that red truck and that driver that was in that truck, and that’s what they remembered last.”

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Jazmine Barnes.HARRIS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Earlier Sunday, a prosecutor presented details of the case against Black at a hearing at Probable Cause Court in downtown Houston. Appearing by video conference, the prosecutor said Gonzalez had received an anonymous tip passed along by journalist and activist Shaun King. The source implicated two men identified as “LW” and “EB” in the shooting after authorities asked the public for help identifying the assailants.

The source for the tip said the suspects thought the vehicle carrying Jazmine was another vehicle they had seen earlier in the day, the prosecutor said, and didn’t realize they had hit the wrong vehicle until seeing the news later that day.

The source provided the sheriff with the name of an Instagram account used by one of the suspects, which investigators determined belonged to Black, the prosecutor said.

On Saturday, police stopped Black in a grey Kia for failing to signal when changing lanes, and held him for suspected marijuana possession after a deputy said he saw a plastic bag with what appeared to be marijuana in his glove box when Black opened it to find his insurance card. The officer searched Black’s car, found more marijuana and detained him, the prosecutor said.

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Eric Black Jr. appears in court for a probable cause hearing on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019.ONSCENE.TV

Homicide detectives interviewed Black on Saturday, and the prosecutor said Black admitted to driving the vehicle involved in the shooting. Black told investigators “LW” — identified in court only as “Larry” — was seated in the front passenger seat of a rental car and fired at the vehicle carrying Jazmine. Black returned that rental car after the shooting and picked up the car he was driving when he was pulled over Saturday.

The prosecutor said in Sunday’s hearing that Black then agreed to a search of his residence, where police found a 9 mm pistol consistent with shell casings found at the site of the shooting.

Gonzales, the sheriff, said Sunday that police had received more than 1,000 tips in the case. A reward of $100,000 had been offered for information leading to an arrest. At a rally in Houston on Saturday, more than 500 people honored Jazmine and helped raise money for the family.

Zachary Hudak contributed reporting.

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Petition: Send ‘Baby’ the Circus Elephant to Sanctuary!

The poor animal is facing a wall sucking on its trunk for comfort and has visible scars and suspicious marks all over its skin.

UPDATE….PETITION IS CLOSE

Dear readers, I’m closing down this petition and removing the link, is has come to my attention that this petition is completely wrong, Garden Brothers Circus, do not own these elephants! 

Sue  has given information on who owns these elephants…her information is in the comments section below.

THANK YOU

 

 

Petition update · An Update on Nosey the Elephant · Change.org

Nov 20, 2017 — Dear friends:

As many of you know by now, Nosey was lawfully seized from the Liebel family on November 9th in Lawrence County, Alabama. The local animal control officer, Kim Carpenter, became concerned for Nosey after finding her chained and standing in her own waste. Carpenter also claims that Nosey seemed stressed and her travel arrangements were inadequate. The courts agreed that further investigation into the issue was warranted and remanded Nosey into the care of Lawrence County pending an additional trial. The County felt Nosey would receive excellent treatment at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee (TES) while awaiting her court date, and that is where she is living at the moment.

TES has provided some amazing photos of Nosey enjoying her freedom. We have included one here, but you can see more of Nosey at TES by visiting their Facebook page.

According to a news article that was released yesterday in the DecaturDaily.com, the trial to determine Nosey’s fate could take place as early as this week. We will continue to update this petition as new information comes into our office.

Many, many of you are asking us: “what can I do??”, and we genuinely appreciate your concern. At this juncture, sadly, there are no actions you can take to help Nosey in her court case. The case is in the hands of the Lawrence County prosecutor, and we can assure you that Lawrence County is receiving all of the information they need to adequately speak on behalf of Nosey. We flew to the east coast last week to have conversations regarding Nosey’s situation with those involved, and we ask you to please trust us that no further action is needed from the public. In this instance, we must let the professionals involved do their jobs undistracted, so as to not compromise Nosey’s case.

If the courts choose to return Nosey to the Liebel family, our work continues; however, the Liebel family still have many obstacles to clear in order to keep Nosey. Currently they have been denied a permit to keep Nosey in Florida, so an additional hearing will await them if they return to Florida with her.

CWI is closely monitoring the situation and developing contingency plans if she is released. Please continue to read our updates for any future action you may be able to take. We also ask that you continue to share this petition, so that we can reach more individuals with information about Nosey as this case proceeds.

We also encourage you to support ALL elephants confined to the circus by speaking out against circus cruelty at every opportunity, and working toward passing local law in your area to ban the use of elephants in traveling entertainment. If you need assistance, or a circus travels to your area, please contact us at info@cwint.org.

To support our work to end circus cruelty, we gratefully accept tax-deductible donations of any amount to: cwint.org/donate.

Thank you once again for caring about Nosey and supporting the efforts to free her and all elephants from the cruelty of circus life.

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Petition update · We won! Change.org

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Hank is coming home!!!

Thanks to everyone who supported this petition.

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Petition Update · No justice for puppies abused to death · Petition is still open please sign /Change.org

Man gets no jail sentence or fine for abusing puppies to death. We demand strict penalty

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No justice for puppies abused to death
Jenny Rolness
Florø, Norway

Oct 16, 2017 — Thank you so much to everyone who signed the petition.

Sadly the verdict was today approved by the state solicitor. It is a tragic fact that this animal abuser will not serve a day in prison, he will not be fined and he will be allowed to keep dogs again in 5 years. In the meantime he can have other animals.

We are so sorry we couldn’t achieve some kind of justice for the 8 poor puppies who were abused, 7 of them to their death. All we can do now is to use this disgraceful case for what it is worth and work for better legal protection for animals. We hope the world will be aware of how Norway betrays animals and protect their abusers more than the victims.
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 Correction Update: Threats Mount For Wyoming Wolves 


Dear wolf advocate:

We apologize for mistakenly including Wyoming in the category of federally protected in our announcement on Tuesday. In our enthusiasm to get the word out, we made this serious error. Unfortunately, the wolf of Wyoming is under state “management” and Wyoming’s plan includes a ridiculously low number of wolves.

Thank you again for all of your support as we have journeyed this quest to save a species.

By the way, yesterday, Maureen Hackett was interviewed on 1500ESPN’s The Great Outdoors with Dennis Anderson. We think you may enjoy listening to her debate on behalf of the wolf.

#LiveAndLetHowl
-Maureen Hackett, MD, President and Founder, Howling For Wolves

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The Facts about Windex and Animal Testing A Statement from SC Johnson | Press Room 

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The Facts about Windex and Animal Testing: A Statement from SC Johnson

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Statement from Kelly Semrau, Senior Vice President – Global Corporate Affairs, Communication and Sustainability:

“A misleading online petition, with a photo falsely tied to Windex, has prompted consumer questions about whether we test Windex on dogs. SC Johnson has never tested Windex on dogs. Three Windex products have been tested on animals, as required by the government, in the last 20 years.

We choose non-animal testing methods whenever possible, and to that end we are a major contributor to the Institute for In Vitro Sciences, which is dedicated to improving and increasing use of alternative test methods.

Until alternative methods are accepted globally, we must comply with the government agencies in some countries, including the U.S. EPA, that require safety testing for certain products.

Some companies skirt this issue because their materials or products are tested by suppliers or suppliers to those suppliers. So they claim that they personally do not test. But that’s deceptive. We care about transparency in our claims, so we are honest about whether the required animal testing is conducted.”

Read our full point of view on animal testing here.

About SC Johnson

SC Johnson is a family company dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care, as well as professional products. It markets such well-known brands as GLADE®, KIWI®, OFF!®, PLEDGE®, RAID®, SCRUBBING BUBBLES®, SHOUT®, WINDEX® and ZIPLOC® in the U.S. and beyond, with brands marketed outside the U.S. including AUTAN®, TANA®, BAMA®, BAYGON®, BRISE®, KABIKILLER®, KLEAR®, MR MUSCLE® and RIDSECT®. The 130-year-old company, which generates $10 billion in sales, employs approximately 13,000 people globally and sells products in virtually every country around the world.

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Boy, 10, Set On Fire By Bullies ‘Deliberately’ — Fights For Life In Hospital – Hollywood Life

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More E. coli cases prompt General Mills flour recall expansion | WPMT FOX43

Out of an abundance of caution, General Mills announced the voluntary recall of more than 10 million pounds of flour because it may be linked to the outbreak.

Out of an abundance of caution, General Mills announced the voluntary recall of more than 10 million pounds of flour because it may be linked to the outbreak.

General Mills on Monday announced another expansion of its flour recall. The move was prompted by an announcement from the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that four more individuals from two different states (Minnesota and Wisconsin) have developed E. coli illness linked to the flour.

One of those individuals is suffering from a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome. This results from E. coli illnesses that last longer and are more severe, according to the CDC.

There are now 46 cases of E. coli infection linked to this outbreak, which began in December. The most recent illness reported began on June 25.

Symptoms can include stomach cramps, diarrhea, vomiting and fever that can last five to seven days. Individuals who are very old or very young and those with compromised immune systems have an increased risk of becoming ill.

The youngest patient in this outbreak is just 1 year old and the oldest is 95. Most of those who have become ill, 80%, are female.

Gold Medal, Wondra and Signature Kitchens flour are included in the updated recall announcement.

“The expansion announced today includes select production dates through February 10, 2016,” according to the company. Previously, the recall was for products produced between November 4, 2015, and December 4, 2015. The specific items recalled, including some previously identified Betty Crocker cake mixes, are listed on the General Mills website. None of the recalled flour should be used, sold or consumed.

General Mills initially announced a recall of 10 million pounds of flour in June, which it said at the time was “out of an abundance of caution” because it was possibly linked to the outbreak. Earlier this month, the company expanded that recall. It says consumers should not eat uncooked dough or batter made with raw flour.

Important update: PLEASE READ ABOUT DUDE AND JUDE · Change.org

STOP All PHONE CALLS AND EMAILS!!!

Jul 14, 2016 — Right now I would like to have EVERYONE please HOLD OFF on sending out emails to the IDNR and Wayne Rosenthal and Tim Daiber. We are in the process of working out some stuff and I don’t want to tick anyone off. I will keep you posted and let you know if we need to start flooding the emails and calls. I’m praying that what we’ve all been doing is working. So please just hold off on the calls and emails to them. Please keep sharing and signing the petition cause they still get this. I want to thank everyone for your support and prayers cause without you all I couldn’t have done this alone. I’m hoping my fight is almost over for them but I’ll know soon. I’ll keep you posted. Love Dude and Jude and the whole Crawford family.

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Petition Update: SAVE MARLEY AND END B.S.L!!!!

 

 

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Yayyyyyy!!!! Marley will be coming home as soon as we can get her there! She should NEVER have been seized in the first place!! Thank you so much for signing and showing support to Lauren and her family xxxx
SAVE MARLEY AND END B.S.L!!!!

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On the 18th December 2015, our beautiful girl Marley was seized by police because of her breed. She was wrongfully ripped from our family home and taken to a kennel in which we are not allowed to visit. Marley is a friendly dog and has never shown any sort of aggression. Please ask DEFRA the ineffective legislation that led to Marley being seized, and please ask Derby law court to ask with responsibility and compassion when deciding the future of this beloved, gentle family pet.

Marley is a family dog and we have had her since she was 7 weeks old! She adores my 3 year old daughter and we are lost without her. The police have said that because I have a young child we probably won’t get her back because of her breed, whereas the sergeant in charge has said different, so we aren’t even clear what will happen.

Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) was rushed through as part of the 1991 Dangerous Dogs Act. It was a simplistic response to the public mood at the time, and it legislates against certain dog types rather than tackling effective dog rearing and ownership or considering the temperament of individual animals. Evaluations have found it to be ineffective in the Netherlands, Denmark and Spain.

Petition update · Victory! Bear Hunt Stopped in 2016 · Change.org

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission – An immediate moratorium on the hunting of Florida’s black bears.
by Stop The Florida Bear Hunt · 133,843 supporters
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Victory! Bear Hunt Stopped in 2016
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Jun 27, 2016 — We stopped the bear hunt in 2016! We still have a fight ahead to get them permanently protected!

Thank you for your support and for being apart of this historic event!

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Petition update · Perdue Announces Groundbreaking Policy to Improve Lives of 680 Million Chickens · Change.org

 

Tell Chicken Giant Perdue to Stop Appalling Animal Abuse
by Mercy For Animals · 181,713 supporters
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Perdue Announces Groundbreaking Policy to Improve Lives of 680 Million Chickens
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Jun 27, 2016 — Thanks to you and the nearly 182,000 others who signed this petition, today, Perdue Foods, one of the nation’s largest poultry producers, is announcing a precedent-setting commitment to improving animal welfare.

While there is still work to be done, Perdue’s commitment is the most comprehensive animal welfare policy ever adopted by a major chicken producer. Of the more than 8 billion chickens killed for meat annually in the U.S., Perdue’s policy will reduce the suffering of nearly 680 million birds on 2,200 farms.

Citing the “five freedoms,” a set of ethical imperatives for farmed animal welfare, the policy outlines the company’s efforts to implement on-farm improvements, such as environmental enrichment and natural light; curb malicious abuse; and eliminate cruel live-shackle slaughter.

Perdue also addresses the unnaturally rapid growth rates of chickens, which cause incredible suffering to birds—crippling them under their own weight, rendering them immobile, leaving them in constant pain, and causing many to die of organ failure. Additionally, the policy mandates annual third-party audits and increased video surveillance—including of transport areas—to deter instances of illegal animal abuse.

Most notable is the policy’s commitment to replacing live-shackle slaughter methods with less cruel Controlled Atmosphere Stunning, a move that will spare millions of birds from the horrific suffering caused by dumping, shackling, shocking, and slitting the throats of conscious animals. This change is even more meaningful given that chickens, who comprise 95 percent of land animals raised and killed for food in the U.S., are excluded from the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act.

With this announcement, it’s never been clearer that the days are numbered for many of the poultry industry’s cruelest practices. Perdue’s policy represents important progress and we look forward to seeing the company establish deadlines for the implementation of these crucial changes. Perdue’s policy will also hopefully inspire other companies to adopt similar meaningful animal welfare requirements.

It’s now time for Tyson, Foster Farms, and other poultry producers to stop dragging their feet and reduce the needless pain and suffering animals endure on factory farms and in slaughterhouses.

• Sign our petition demanding that Tyson stop tormenting chickens: https://www.change.org/p/tyson-foods-stop-animal-abuse-at-world-s-largest-chicken-producer.

• Sign our petition calling on Foster Farms to stop abusing birds: https://www.change.org/p/tell-american-humane-association-to-stop-certifying-factory-farm-cruelty.
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Indiana DNR: Appeal to keep Finn the fox
by Torrey Bright · 118,178 supporters
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Torrey Bright
Peru, IN

Jun 15, 2016 — I am only sending this update to update all the thousands who have asked..

Despite my efforts, knowledge, petition, 118,000 signatures, and fact that I already house and own an animal of the same species, whom helped me adopt and nurse Finn back to health.. The DNR ruled against me today stating that “I am not special,” that the “law is the law and I’m not changing it for you,” and stating that “I could have all the signatures in the world on my petition and it wouldn’t matter to them.”
I have to give up an animal that has done no wrong, and who knows me as his mother, all because of what’s written in an old book with no room for error or emotion.

He now is to be picked up and taken to a rehabber, who also has a fox, to be used for educational purposes. However, they refuse to tell me the location or name because “I don’t get visitation rights.” God forbid they grant me anything for doing what everyone thought was right.

For those saying to hide him or say he “ran away”, it is not an option due to the fact I will lose my other license if so. I was made a mockery of and told it didn’t matter if I have 100k people standing next to me, they wouldn’t change their stance.

No good deed should go unpunished evidentially. No one with a heart or compassion is given a second glance. No common sense is used. Someone who sits in a big office all day with no contact to wildlife itself is clearly the correct person to make the final decision right???

This petition has been closed, the case has been closed, and we have lost the battle. Thank you to everyone who tried to make a stand with us, we appreciate each one of you.

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Gorilla killing: 3-year-old boy’s mother won’t be charged | WPMT FOX43

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The Cincinnati Zoo shot and killed a western lowland gorilla on Saturday (May 28, 2016) after a 3-year-old boy slipped into the animal’s enclosure. (File photo of Harambe, the gorilla killed)

Update: No charges will be filed against the mother of the 3-year-old boy who fell into a gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo, the Hamilton County prosecutor’s office in Ohio said Monday.

After the boy slipped into the enclosure May 28, he had a 10-minute encounter with Harambe, a 450-pound gorilla.

Harambe pulled the boy across a moat and was fatally shot by zoo personnel. A witness told CNN the boy’s mother was temporarily distracted by other children when the boy fell into the exhibit.

Will the drama surrounding Harambe’s death come to an end, or is this just the beginning?

On Monday, the Hamilton County prosecutor will announce whether the parents of a 3-year-old boy, who fell in the gorilla enclosure May 28 at the Cincinnati Zoo, will face charges.

Zoo officials shot and killed a rare silverback gorilla named Harambe after the child entered the enclosure, fearing for the boy’s safety.

A news conference is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET Monday, a week after the boy’s family became the focus of an investigation.

Video footage shows Harambe standing next to the child and dragging him through the water. The zoo has staunchly defended its decision to shoot Harambe as necessary to protect the child.

The boy was not seriously injured, but much of the scrutiny in the aftermath of the incident has fallen on his family. Authorities conducted a home visit over the weekend with the boy and his mother, said Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters.

Authorities have said the boy’s mother was with the child when he slipped past a fence and into the zoo’s Gorilla World exhibit on Memorial Day weekend.

One witness said she overheard the boy telling his mother he was going to get into the moat.

“The little boy himself had already been talking about wanting to go in, go in, get in the water and his mother is like, ‘No you’re not, no you’re not,’ ” said Kimberley Ann Perkins O’Connor.

The mother admonished her son to behave before becoming distracted by other children with her, O’Connor said.

“Her attention was drawn away for seconds, maybe a minute, and then he was up and in before you knew it, she said.

For days, the Internet was barraged with think pieces on the incident — some condemning the boy’s parents.

They became the center of criticism as calls for criminal charges mounted. An online petition seeking “Justice for Harambe” received more than 500,000 signatures.

Police questioned the family

Last week, the Cincinnati police said they were reviewing the incident with a focus on the actions of the boy’s family.

A police spokeswoman told CNN that officers would determine if charges needed to be brought, which would then be discussed with the prosecutor’s office.

The parents cooperated with police and were evaluating whether they would seek legal representation, family spokeswoman Gail Myers said in a statement last week.

The family declined donations, saying it was something “we do not want and will not accept.”

They asked that gifts be directed to the Cincinnati Zoo “in Harambe’s name” in a statement through Myers.

Impact on the zoo

The Cincinnati Zoo’s Gorilla World exhibit is scheduled to reopen to the public Tuesday.

The zoo said it has raised the public barrier to 42 inches, added solid wood beams to the top and knotted rope netting to the bottom.

“Our exhibit goes above and beyond standard safety requirements, but in light of what happened, we have modified the outer public barrier to make entry even more difficult,” said Thane Maynard, director of the Cincinnati Zoo, in a statement.

Both the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums have launched investigations into the Harambe episode.

The USDA, which inspects the zoo annually, will look into whether the facility was in compliance with a federal law that monitors the treatment of animals in research and exhibition. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums is the group that accredits zoos.

“In the case of this incident, which involved a child and a critically endangered animal, our collective goal is to take steps to assure it doesn’t happen again,” Kris Vehrs, the interim president and CEO of the zoo association, said in a statement.

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ALDI Australia: chickens are mutilated and neglected in these cruel factory farms – please stop selling cage eggs now!
by Angelina Popovski · 97,088 supporters
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We won!!!!
Angelina Popovski
Alphington, Australia

May 25, 2016 — Are you ready for this?

We won!!!!

I’ve just heard that Aldi Australia have promised they’ll stop selling eggs laid by hens who suffer for their whole lives in awful battery cages.

Way to go Aldi OZ! This means they’ve finally caught up with their stores in the US and Germany that have already committed to stop selling cruel cage eggs.

Massive congratulations to everyone! When I started this petition, I really had no idea where it would end. I just had hope. But as more and more people joined the movement – and then when Animals Australia kicked in behind it – I got way more confident that, together, we really could change the world in a big way for hens.

This whole movement started out with just my name on this petition – then suddenly it grew and we were making news headlines, people were staging protests outside of Aldi stores, flooding their Facebook page with pleas for kindness, and who can forget Animals Australia’s amazing posters popping up in Aldi carparks! I mean WOW!

I know sometimes people sign online petitions and think “that’s that” – but we’ve proved otherwise. This incredible win shows that if we stay strong, get creative, be consistent, never give up and, most importantly, keep on being kind, there’s no end to what we can achieve for animals.

Thank you so much for being part of this with me. I couldn’t have done it without you. Now, there are plenty more supermarkets we can ask to free hens from cages – I’m already thinking on who we should ask nicely first. I hope you’ll stick with me so we can keep on changing the world for hens ☺

Angelina.
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Petition update · THE NM GAME and FISH COMMISSIONERS yesterday VOTED UNANIMOUSLY to NOT CONSIDER OUR BAN. · Change.org

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Susana Martinez: BAN Snare Trapping on our Public Lands
by Wick Beavers · 147,630 supporters
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THE NM GAME and FISH COMMISSIONERS yesterday VOTED UNANIMOUSLY to NOT CONSIDER OUR BAN.
Wick Beavers
Taos, NM

May 13, 2016 — We need to make them pay for their barbaric, murderous and indiscriminate Trapping Law.
Please post this on your FB page- tweet it, too- and ask your friends to sign the petition and to email each commissioner.
Here is are the email addresses of each uninformed and cruel commissioner:
paul@kienzlelaw.com
billmontoya@hotmail.com
robert_nmgf@live.com
ralphramos@comcast.net
bob.ricklefs@gmail.com
dicksalopek@hotmail.com
bethryanlawyer@gmail.com
The photo is of Bella, killed in a snare set for who knows what?

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Petition update · We have news and we close the petition! · Change.org

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Please help the bears in Zoo in Kaliningrad to go to a sanctuary!
by Martina Grosse · 21,308 supporters
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We have news and we close the petition!
Martina Grosse
Dresden, Germany

May 4, 2016 — A good friend and animal rights activist Caterina Moynihan has written to Bigheartfoundation and she shared the response with me. I want to share the news with you and I will close the petition.
Here are the news:

First of all, thank you very much for your active support and concern regarding the animal welfare in Russia.

I contacted the Zoo recently. To my surprise, the situation has changed dramatically. I spoke to the staff of the zoo, absolutely 100% passionate and dedicated people. They have changed a number of things:

  1. Now the bear is not alone, they have several animals of the same species together. They keep a good contact and therefore remain psychologically healthy.
  2. The have a well-balanced diet and visitors do not feed them anymore.
  3. Bears constantly receive cage enrichments, I.e. Substrates, tree branches and other natural “toys” to play with and remain in a healthy physical state.
  4. In their captivity they have shelters where they can go dormant during winter or hide when weather is harsh. In summer term, they get a swimming pool to chill out and again do some physical activity.
  5. The zoo staff has been working on improving their knowledge about keeping wild animals. Also, the zoo was visited by foreign animal specialists.
  6. Most importantly, the captivity looks nothing like on that picture. It is indeed rather old, but not as unacceptable as it looks in that photo. At the moment they are raising more money to build the new captivity for the bears.

We are keeping an eye on this case and also Bigheartsfoundation and Bornfree.

Thank you all for supporting the Bears. You have done a great job and special thank to Caterina 😉

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Petition · Justice for Puppy Doe: Tell Craigslist to Help Stop Violence Against Pets · Change.org

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Justice for Puppy Doe: Tell Craigslist to Help Stop Violence Against Pets
Joyel Everett @ FEND Boston, MAThis petition will be sent to Jim Buckmaster, Craigslist’s CEO.

On August 31st 2013, a young, small, female dog named ‘Puppy Doe’ was found brutally tortured in a Quincy, Massachusetts park, and we were all left wondering who could let this happen to any animal. The dog’s injuries were so violent and severe that the only humane thing to do was to euthanize her. She had been starved, burned, stabbed, and limbs pulled from her joints in what’s been described as a “medieval’ style torture.

It was later determined that the original owner of the dog had to give her up for undermined reasons. According to media reports, the owner decided to put the dog, named Kiya, up for adoption on Craigslist. The Pets category is often a go-to source for animal abusers looking for victims because it is anonymous and there is no accountability or screening process like regular shelters and rescue groups provide. I’m asking Craigslist to change their policies on these re-homing ads so that it is never again a part of tragedies like what happened to Puppy Doe.

The before and after pictures of “Puppy Doe” speak for themselves. How many more times does this have to happen before Craigslist stops allowing people to give their pets away to strangers without any background checks or accountability? Craigslist already prohibits the sale of these animals according to your TOS, so I want you to update your policy to not allow the re-homing of pets by anyone not working for a registered shelter or rescue group that is able to conduct background checks to make sure animals are placed in loving homes.

I’m a passionate animal welfare supporter who grew up in Quincy, Massachusetts and remember playing at the playground where Puppy Doe was found. I’ve personally tested the Craigslist platform since this horrendous incident and short of a buried link to a PETA article, there are no warnings on the ‘Pets’ section about the dangers of posting these re-homing ads. These are breathing, feeling, loving animals we’re talking about, not old pieces of furniture– we are challenging Craigslist to do better by adopting a new policy that protects these vulnerable animals!

It’s beyond words that this sweet, innocent dog, that once knew love had to suffer this violent, evil fate. If actions were taken to improve the safety of animals posted on Craigslist, there would be some justice in Puppy Doe’s name knowing that another pet will never suffer such violence as a result of being dumped off on Craigslist.

Mr. Buckmaster, while remembering the notorious “Craigslist Killer” murders which led you to ban the Erotic Services category on your site, I am asking your company to take a long hard look at your current policies on Pet postings to help keep these helpless animals safe.

To Puppy Doe: Rest in Peace sweet angel girl, and know that there are thousands of people who love you and are seeking justice.

Letter to
Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster
Craigslist Public Relations Department Susan MacTavish Best
On August 31st 2013, a young, small, female dog named ‘Puppy Doe’ was found brutally tortured in a Quincy, Massachusetts park, and we were all left wondering who could let this happen to any animal. The dog’s injuries
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12 hours ago
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New Website Announcement + Puppy Doe Trial News
FEND, INC – Stop Animal Abuse
Hi Everyone: Back in September we announced FEND to you, and now we’re very excited to officially launch our new…
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4 weeks ago
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“Why Giving Pets Away On Craigslist Is A Terrible Idea”
Why Giving Pets Away On Craigslist Is A Terrible Idea
Informative article from thedodo.com
thedodo.com
3 months ago
400,000 supporters
3 months ago
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Yet Another Victim of a Craigslist Pet Ad
Man Admits To Adopting Dog Off Craigslist, Burning Her Alive
The latest innocent victim of being dumped off on Craigslist was ironically named “Lucky.” Her owner admitted to…
thedodo.com
5 months ago
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Jason Brown – Man Who Dismembered Dogs He Bought Via Craigslist Pet Ads Convicted.
Man Who Tortured, Dismembered Dogs He Got On Craigslist Is Sent To Prison
As we reported last summer, a Nevada man tortured, dismembered and killed several dogs he admitted to obtaining…
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5 months ago
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New Nonprofit Organization Announcement!
FEND, Inc. | Nonprofit Animal Protection Agency
August 31st, 2015 marked the two year anniversary of Puppy Doe’s death. After having been tortured for months, she…
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11 months ago
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More family pets end up in the hands of abusers via Craigslist
Prosecutors: Man starved, killed pets found online
Two more horrific cases of animal abuse & murder involving Craigslist ads made the news in the same week. David…
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1 year ago
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Puppy Doe – One Year Later
It’s hard to believe that it’s been a full year since we first heard the name “Puppy Doe”. Over the past year, animal cruelty laws in Massachusetts have been…
2 years ago
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Update: Second Communication Sent to Craigslist & http://www.puppydoekiya.com
My attorneys and I have recently reached out to Jim Buckmaster for a second time and are awaiting his response patiently. Please visit…
2 years ago
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Fact: This Monster Bought Her From a Craigslist Pet Ad
This has been confirmed moments ago at the arraignment at Quincy District Court. Puppy Doe was re-homed TWICE on Craigslist, ending up in the hands…
2 years ago
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Arrest in Case! Radoslaw Czerkawski has been taken into custody
http://www.wcvb.com/news/local/boston-south/quincy-police-say-they-have-break-in-puppy-doe-case/-/9848842/22666492/-/14qi6cyz/-/index…
2 years ago
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Break in Case
New details emerge in ‘Puppy Doe’ case
http://www1.whdh.com/news/articles/local/10012062686028/new-details-emerge-in-puppy-doe-case/ Police…
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2 years ago
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Update: Proposal Sent to Craigslist
Over the past couple of weeks I have been working on a proposal that will allow Craigslist to keep the Pets section, but still hold both posters and potential…
2 years ago
300,000 supporters
2 years ago
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New case of animal torture & murder that started with Craigslist ads…
http://tinyurl.com/kswzcph Police in Athens, Alabama charged a man with 22 counts of animal cruelty after he admitted to buying kittens from Craigslist, then killing…
2 years ago
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Over Two-Hundred THOUSAND Signatures!
Clearly, thousands of us agree that the time has finally come for Craigslist to change their policies on this matter. To those misguided few out there, that say…
2 years ago
200,000 supporters
2 years ago
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News on a Mass. State “Puppy Doe” Bill
http://tinyurl.com/qy5ltzk Massachusetts legislators plan to file a bill creating a statewide registry of convicted animal abusers to keep innocent pets out of…
2 years ago
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Update
I wanted to thank everyone for the overwhelming response to the email I sent out last night. I’m working on getting back to every single one that I can.
2 years ago
150,000 supporters
2 years ago
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120,000 and counting…
Thank you to everyone who has continued to sign & share. My response to Mr. Buckmaster’s insulting response on his blog still stands. “Monsters” as he…
2 years ago
100,000 supporters
2 years ago
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65k! Let’s get to 100k!
Wow, the jump overnight was amazing. I just updated our goal to 100k. Keep sharing & signing. Vigil for Puppy Doe/Kiya tonight in Quincy…
2 years ago
50,000 supporters
2 years ago
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9/26: Craigslist Responds on company blog
http://tinyurl.com/ltdwwz7 Jim Buckmaster of Craigslist is trying to mislead people about his company’s role in these violent incidents against animals. I’m not asking…
2 years ago
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The Dangers of Rehoming Pets on Craigslist
http://our-compass.org/2012/04/11/free-to-a-good-home-craigslist-dog-killer-sentenced-in-west-virginia/ ( a WV man mutilated and killed 29 puppies he got off of…
2 years ago
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30k+! Amazing
There will be a vigil held for Puppy Doe in Quincy, MA on Saturday evening, for details please visit:…
2 years ago
30,000 supporters
2 years ago
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20,000!
When I started networking this on Saturday, I had no idea how quickly it would take off. Thank you to every single one of you who signed, it’s clear that Craigslist…
2 years ago
20,000 supporters
2 years ago
Petition update
Puppy Doe’s first owner comes forward
http://bostonherald.com/comments/1063308291?page=4#comment-1682016
2 years ago
10,000 supporters
2 years ago
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Over 4k!
Over 4k signatures in 6 hours, I just bumped up the # needed to 50k. Please keep sharing and signing. Thank you!
2 years ago
4,000 supporters
2 years ago
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I have cried for this poor helpless dog. I hope the monster that did this gets what he deserves. If you get a dog from a shelter and no longer want it “Take It back To The Shelter!” CraigList should be charged with animal torture for all the dogs that have been linked to their site. Shame on you for allowing this to happen.
Amy Doyle, Albright, WV
2 years ago
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I am an Animal lover. SICK of seeing living things traded like commoditties, it always ends badly.
Patricia Norling, Cardiff, United Kingdom
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This puppy should of never had to Endured the Pain and Torture he Endured from any Human Being! This Puppy Never did Anything to Deserve this kind of Animal Abuse! I am a ASPCA Member for Animals that have Suffered Animal Abuse from the Ones they Trust the most, and from People who just don’t care! When I heard this Story on the News, It Broke my Heart to think that their are People Out there who just don’t care, and get their laughs by doing Something to a Animal that never did Anything to them. I pray that they catch these People, and give them Life in Prison without Parole! The Justice system needs to Crack down on People who Abuse Animals, and Put an End to this Once and for All! This Story really upset me, and leaves me with a Broken Heart! May this Puppy R.I.P. and may we find these Heartless People Once and for All!
Mary Ann Marrazzo, Hudson, MA
2 years ago
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A Further Update On Anthology To Raise Money For Guide Dogs

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This post is by way of an update on the position regarding the charity anthology to raise money for The Guide Dogs For The Blind Association.

I have now received all contributions together with an excellent book cover (for which many thanks) and I am working with the editor to pull together the final version prior to publishing it online, (the anthology will be free to download with a link on the website and within the book to a “Just Giving” page in favour of GDBA.

One suggestion was to see whether GDBA could endorse the book. I have (today) spoken with the Association who confirmed, over the telephone that endorsement is not a practical option. They have, however e-mailed me as follows:

“Nice to speak to you on the phone and thanks for supporting Guide Dogs. As I mentioned as an option, you may want to use the proceeds…

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