Wednesday, September 29, 2010
(New York, New York) Animal World USA is pleased to announce that the 2nd New York Week for the Animals is scheduled for October 2-10, 2010. The special governor-proclaimed week will highlight the importance that animals play in our lives and bring communities together on behalf of the animals throughout the great state of New York. Over 100+ events are expected by kick-off of the week! We are thrilled to be working with the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC Animals.
This statewide event is designed to celebrate and build awareness on behalf of all animals, as well as recognize the organizations and citizens who support them. New York Week for the Animals is once again bringing together educators, advocates, animal shelters, rescue organizations, sanctuaries, businesses, students, musicians, artists, community leaders, and caring citizens in an exciting week of community-building activities.
The exciting week will feature awesome pet adoption festivals and events, kick off event in Central Park, pet therapy in hospitals, school/art displays and activities, theater events, educational activities, bird watching/walking tours, library story-telling and R.E.A.D. dog activities, blessings of the animals, shelter fundraisers, concerts, book signings, low cost and free spay and neuter opportunities, meet and greet events, pet therapy, salute to working/search & rescue K-9’s, vegetarian festivals and so much more!
All these events will shine the spotlight on the amazing animals and compassionate people of New York who love them. The week presents a unique opportunity to change the history for the animals by collectively coming together.
Precious lives which will be saved and communities will be transformed during this week through a wide variety of animal-related events and activities. Special events are being scheduled and can be viewed on the website calendar, and more are being added regularly.
If you would like to learn more, become involved, list an event, please call 877-454-0807 or visit the official website at http://newyorkanimals.org/
You may also learn more about the Animal World USA Weeks campaign at http://www.animalworldusa.org/
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Distinguished panel gathers for animal law and cruelty night at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRLog (Press Release) – Sep 19, 2010 – (Memphis, Tennessee) Animal World USA is pleased to announce an evening created to address animal issues with an extraordinary panel of speakers that will address animal law and cruelty. The gathering which will take place on Tuesday, September 21 from 6:30-9:00 pm is the first of its kind in bringing together an impressive variety of community leaders to highlight how to help the animals. Animals are facing an increasing level of neglect and cruelty, and this evening promises to engage and empower the community with new ways in which we can come together on their behalf.
Memphis Bar Association Executive Director Anne Fritz will be presenting the speakers. Judge Donna M. Fields will be closing the evening.
-Memphis Police Department Director Larry Godwin
Subject: Newly formed MPD Animal Cruelty Response Team
-Memphis Criminal Court, Division VIII 30th Judicial District Judge Chris Craft
Subject: Dogfighting and the need to protect the defenseless animals
-Shelby County District 92 Representative G.A. Hardaway
Subject: Engaging the community
-Shelby County Assistant D.A. Attorney General Dan Byer
Subject: Prosecuting animal cruelty cases in court
-Shelby County Sheriff Detective Todd Cockman
Subject: Investigating animal cruelty in the community
- Advocates Cindy Sanders former federal officer and Jackie Johns, former federal officer of the Department of Justice, founders of Community Action for Animals. Dedicated to ending animal abuse and responsible for ending puppy sales in Memphis flea markets and roadside pet sales.
The public is encouraged to attend. Free admission. For more information call 877-454-0807 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Website is http://www.tennesseeanimals.org/
Christian Brothers University
650 E Parkway South
Memphis, TN 38104
# # #
About Animal World USA: Inspiring, educating and empowering communities to understand, love and protect the animals of our world.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) Animal World USA is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Pennsylvania Week for the Animals is scheduled from September 18-26, 2010. During the extraordinary governor-supported week, animal shelters, rescue groups, educational institutions and humane organizations across the state will be hosting wonderful animal-related special events which will be saving lives, building relationships, helping animals and strengthening communities throughout the state. Educators, students, businesses and caring citizens across the state will be joining in to celebrate and help animals.
Events will include adoption events across the state, low cost & free spay/neuter events, R.E.A.D. dog programs in libraries, doggie swims/dips, puppy mill awareness activities, book donations, drum circle and blessing of the animals, student activities for the animals, law seminar, animal communication presentations, BINGO for homeless animals, feral cat education, horse events, pet food donations, farm animal sanctuary events, critter camps, wildlife activities, bird tours/activities, donation drives, dog washes to benefit shelters and therapy animals visiting hospitals.
Also to be included are a salute to our working K-9 and handlers, pet first aid, care & safety seminars, feral cat initiatives, vegetarian meetups, low cost vaccinations, blessing for the animals, educational & tabling events and full-filled festivals for families to enjoy friendship, food, music on behalf of the always amazing animals and there is so much more is being planned!
Scores of precious lives will be saved and exciting new relationships will be built in communities during the dynamic week which will have approximately 100+events scheduled!
Please note events and activities will be added right up to the kick-off of the week. For more info call 877-454-0807.
Please see the website and learn how to become involved at http://www.pennsylvaniaanimals.org/
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
During this extraordinary week, community leaders and humane organizations across Tennessee will be hosting wonderful animal-related events. Educators, students, community leaders, businesses and caring citizens everywhere will be joining to celebrate and help animals!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Memphis, Tennessee) Animal World USA is pleased to announce the 6th Annual Tennessee Week for the Animals is scheduled from September 18-26, 2010. During the extraordinary governor-proclaimed week, animal shelters, humane groups, educational institutions and non-profit organizations across the state will be hosting wonderful animal-related special events which will be saving lives, building relationships, helping animals and strengthening communities throughout the state. Educators, students, leaders, businesses and caring citizens across the state will be joining in to celebrate and help animals.
Events will include adoption events across the state, low cost & free spay/neuter events, R.E.A.D. dog programs in libraries, low cost microchipping, book donations and author signings, blessings of the animals, student activities for the animals, special law and cruelty seminar, animal care presentations, motorcycle rides to benefit shelter animals, concerts for homeless animals, horse adoption events, pet food donations, dinner theater benefit events, farm animal sanctuary events, nature activities, wildlife center outdoor activities, bird tours, donation drives, dog washes to benefit shelters and therapy animals visiting hospitals and living-assisted homes.
Also to be included are a salute to our working & military K-9 and handlers, care & safety seminars, educational & tabling events and full-filled festivals for families to enjoy friendship, food, music on behalf of the always amazing animals and there is so much more is being planned! Scores of precious lives will be saved and exciting new relationships will be built in communities everywhere during the dynamic week.
Please note events and activities will be added right up to the kick-off of the week. For more info or to schedule an event, call 901-454-0807 or email email@example.com Please see the website and learn how to become involved at http://www.tennesseeanimals.org/
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
by Mat Thomas, www.animalrighter.org
Way back in 1951, federal legislators ratified the Fur Products Labeling Act requiring retailers to indicate whether the clothing they sell has been made from actual animal pelts. However, under industry pressure, Congress conceded that stores could still stock clothing containing $150 or less worth of fur without such labels.
For nearly six decades, this legal loophole has effectively left consumers unaware that their purchases may be supporting cruelty to animals.
Congress passed their original fur labeling rule well before the technological advent of synthetic fur production, the popularity of fur trim and dyed fur in fashion design, and the development of society's widespread ethical concern about animals killed for clothing.
The law is therefore long overdue for a 21st century makeover that would bring it up to speed with the changed times. The U.S. House of Representatives recently did their part to rectify this oversight by approving the Truth in Fur Labeling Act (H.R. 2480), and now it's the Senate's turn to finish the job by passing their version of the bill (S. 1076).
In this day and age, when at least as many animals are skinned for fur-trimmed garments as body-length coats, and few people can tell the difference between real and faux furs, many thousands of consumers unknowingly buy fur clothing and accessories because they assume that if they aren't labeled as such, they must be fake.
Yet the reality today is that about one in eight genuine animal fur garments are legally unlabeled—and while most of these come from rabbits, weasels, raccoons, or raccoon dogs, some are actually made from dogs and cats slaughtered in China, where animal welfare laws are virtually non-existent. Selling canine and feline fur in the U.S. has been illegal since 2000, but the aforementioned legal loophole makes enforcement of this ban almost impossible.
With federal laws lacking the teeth to keep consumers fully informed, some state governments have taken effective action to close the disclosure gap. The California legislature recently passed a comprehensive fur labeling bill, and if Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signs it, the Golden State will become the nation's sixth to require accurate product labeling. He has until October 1st to decide, so California voters are encouraged to call him before then at 916-445-2841 voicing their support.
As for the pending federal Truth in Fur Labeling Act, Representatives first proposed this bill in March 2006—meaning it's taken four and a half years to pass, and if the Senate doesn't approve their version during the current congressional session, compassionate lawmakers will have to start all over again from square one next time around.
Fortunately, S. 1076 has 33 committed co-sponsors, so (with Senators Robert Menendez and Susan Collins, who co-authored the bill) more than one-third of the entire U.S. Senate already supports it. Now we just have to get the rest of them on board.
Please ask your two U.S. Senators to co-sponsor and vote in favor of S. 1076 by calling them through the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121.