Vote! Vote! Vote!

Have you ever seen the Pepsi Refresh Project commercials? For those of you who have not, it is a campaign going on everyday that people can vote for up to a limited amount and time. They issue winners in many different amount of money categories who have the most votes. Pepsi gives thousands to millions of dollars a month to fund refreshing ideas that are helping to change the world. With winners they often have commercials of the organization and what they do to help people and how they deserved the money. – Some really moving organizations, non-profits, and businesses make you tear up a little bit ūüôā

Good news is that the ASPCA was approved to participate in the campaign. They are up for voting to win $250,000 that will be used to support and help the Field Investigations and Response Team. I actually researched what exactly they do and here it is. The group was created in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina to help rescue animals that were abandoned and stranded in the storm or after math of it. Now after the storm they now help aid and rescue animals from natural and man-made disasters. They help animals from fires, puppy mill raids, and extreme cruelty cases. They need the funding to help buy special equipment and rescue vehicles to make it easier to help animals in bad places and help place them in a safe, loving home. Never heard of the group but they seem like pretty amazing people doing extraordinary things.

What you need to do: There are two winners in their category and they are awarded to the ones with the highest votes. Voting will be allowed until August 31, 2011.You can click the link below make an account and vote EVERYDAY. You can vote from there everyday, or you can simply text 101882 to Pepsi (73774).. please do what you can. Pass on the word, post on facebook, twitter, tell your friends. It is a great cause so just think about it.

—-> ¬† ¬†Here is their story <—-

 

First Animal Abuser’s Registry

 

 

I’m sure everyone is aware of Megan’s Law and how it keeps sex offenders from offending again. Well a New York county in October was the first ever to create and launch an Animal Abuser’s Registry. Those who are actually charged with abuse are too easily in positions to re-adopt and re-commit their crimes. Why did no one think of this sooner? A lot of research shows that animal violence often leads to domestic violence. By this animal registry it will allow adoption stores, shelters, and others to be aware of who not to adopt to when they walk through their doors. This database will be extremely effective for saving future animals from easily being handed over to frequent animal abusers.

 

Tell me what you think about this registry? Do you agree or disagree?

 

 

If you¬†are all for this registry then click here for more information and sign the petition for other states and counties to follow New York’s lead. Also watch the video on the site.

Millions are dying, are you aiding it?

Let’s start out with a question… are your animals spayed or neutered? A lot of people just brush this question off and do not think of it as such a serious matter. WAKE UP! IT IS! There is plenty of myths out there about problems getting your animals spayed or neutered. Let’s discuss this a bit further.

  • One myth is that animals change completely and become extremely lazy and fat after the surgery. – WRONG. The surgery may mature your animal but they will be the same animal when you pick them up. Most likely they become fat because they are not exercising enough, or most likely being fed too much.
  • Another myth is that it is unhealthy. – WRONG. It has actually been proven that getting your animal spayed or neutered elongates their life span. They are also less likely to develop certain cancers in their reproductive system, which are very common.
  • “I want my dog to be protective” – WRONG. It is an animals natural instinct to protect their family.
  • “I don’t want them to feel less of male or female.” WRONG. Pets do not have a sense of sexual identity. Also when spaying or neutering them, they will be less territorial and less likely to get in fights with other animals due to mating, which happens ALOT.
  • “The surgery is too expensive, I cannot afford it.” WRONG, their is plenty of clinics and special organizations.

It is not too expensive, plenty of clinics and organizations offer plenty of top of the line veterinarians conducting low cost surgery to help this epidemic we are trying to fight. For instance did you know The Humane Society of the United States estimates that 6-8 million animals are being taken care of in animal shelters. From them 3-4 million are euthanized due to overcrowding. Why? Because their is much more animals being born daily then there are homes for them available. Stop breeding, we have animals in shelters dying every day. Let’s help them before bringing more into this world.

DO SOMETHING...

Here are links for organizations that offer low cost surgery and one where you can even put it in your zip code and tells you the closest one to where you live. I did the research… it’s your turn.

http://www2.aspca.org/site/PageServer?pagename=now_aspcaspay

http://www.awanj.org/site/PageServer?pagename=clinic_faq

http://neuterspay.org/

Hey we torture animals, buy our products!

Hello hello,
My previous entry was about the cruelty of animal testing. Here is a list of major brands that commit these hellish crimes. When buying cleaning products and all beauty products as well you should check for these brands and whether they are made by the following manufactures. Also if you do not see the brands then they might just have the perfect saying we all want to see, “We do not test on animals”. So doing some research and here is the brands that prominently torture animals:

  • Arm & Hammer (Church & Dwight)
  • Bic Corporation
  • Church & Dwight (Aim, Arm & Hammer, Arrid, Brillo, Close-up, Kaboom, Lady’s Choice, Mentadent, Nair, Orange Glo International, Oxi Clean, Pearl Drops)
  • Clairol (Aussie, Daily Defense, Herbal Essences, Infusium 23, Procter & Gamble)
  • Clorox (ArmorAll, Formula 409, Fresh Step, Glad, Liquid Plumber, Pine-Sol, Soft Scrub, S.O.S., Tilex)
  • Dial Corporation (Dry Idea, Purex, Renuzit, Right Guard, Soft & Dri)
  • Johnson & Johnson (Aveeno, Clean & Clear, Listerine, Lubriderm, Neutrogena, Rembrandt, ROC)
  • L’Or√©al (Biotherm, Cacharel, Garnier, Giorgio Armani, Helena Rubinstein, Lanc√īme, Matrix Essentials, Maybelline, Ralph Lauren Fragrances, Redken, Soft Sheen, Vichy)
  • Max Factor (Procter & Gamble)
  • Mead
  • Melaleuca
  • New Dana Perfumes
  • Olay (Procter & Gamble)
  • Pantene (Procter & Gamble)
  • Physique (Procter & Gamble)
  • Ponds (Unilever)
  • Procter & Gamble Co. (Clairol, Crest, Gillette, Giorgio, Iams, Max Factor, Physique, Tide)
  • Reckitt Benckiser (Easy Off, Lysol, Mop & Glo, Old English, Resolve, Spray ‘N Wash, Veet, Woolite)
  • Shiseido Cosmetics
  • Schering-Plough (Bain de Soleil, Coppertone, Dr. Scholl’s)
  • S.C. Johnson (Drano, Edge, Fantastik, Glade, OFF!, Oust, Pledge, Scrubbing Bubbles, Shout, Skintimate, Windex, Ziploc)
  • Suave (Unilever)
  • Unilever (Axe, Dove, Lever Bros., Suave, Sunsilk)
  • Vicks (Procter & Gamble), 1 Procter & Gamble Plz

 

 

Animal Testing – It’s not Necessary

Did you know over 100 million animals die from chemical, drug, food and cosmetic tests, biology lessons, medical training exercises, and curiosity-driven medical experiments every year? (Peta.org) They say exact numbers cannot be known because birds, rabbits, mice, and rats are the prime animals used and do not have to be recorded. Can you imagine one of your animals having to live that day to day life of being in a cold cage waiting for your next brutal experiment? It is inhumane and NOT necessary.

Peta has released this finding, “The federal government and many charities¬†waste precious dollars from taxpayers and generous donors on cruel and misleading animal experiments at universities and private laboratories instead of spending them on promising clinical, in vitro and epidemiological studies that are actually relevant to humans.”

Even worse is that some of these tests were animals are blinded, dogs forced to eat pesticides, harmful and burning chemicals rubbed onto their skin and eyes are not REQUIRED by law. Scientists say that some of these test results are inaccurate findings. Animals do not deserve to be tortured day after day. With all of the technological advances we have made in our day, they are telling us there is not a better way of doing these experiments?

for more information: http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-experimentation/default.aspx

Local Animal Events

It’s always good to lend a helping hand. I researched some local animal events that seem pretty fun and have gotten a lot of publicity. Here are some in the Philadelphia area within the next month or so.

  • PAWS (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society) is hosting a few:

—> Saturday, October 30th
10 am 4th Annual Mutt Strut
FDR Park, 1900 Pattison Avenue Philadelphia, PA

* This event you can take your dog and walk them around the city, If you do not have a dog you can walk a foster one. (maybe fall in love and take them home ūüėČ )

8 pm to 2 am: 3rd Annual Ghosts + Goblins Halloween Party
Manayunk Brewery
4120 Main Street, Philadelphia
$2 of ticket price ($10.50) benefits PAWS

9 pm to 2 am: 6th Annual Vampires + Vixens Halloween Party
Tavern on Broad at the Bellevue
200 South Broad Street (at Walnut), Philadelphia
$2 of ticket price ($12.50) benefits PAWS

—>¬†Saturday, November 18
11am to 3pm: PAWS Adoptions,

  • Donations/Wish List Item Collection
    With Pierre Robert and the MMaRmy
    Promotional Team

    LIVE appearance at Oxford Valley Mall
    2300 E. Lincoln Highway, Langhorne, PA
    Monetary donations, as well as the following items, gratefully accepted:
      • Paper Towels
      • Canned Cat, Kitten, and Dog Food (no dry food, please)
      • Heavy Duty/Contractor Trash Bags
      • Bleach
      • Laundry Detergent
      • Clay Cat Litter (non-clumping)

PAWS cats are also available for adoption every day of the week at:

  • the Cottman Avenue PETsMART (7422 Bustleton Avenue)
  • PETCO (Grant Avenue & Roosevelt Boulevard): Adoption hours at these locations: Mon-Fri: 6-8 p.m.; Sat/Sun: 11am to 3pm

for more information on these events please click here

Here are some events that PSPCA (Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals):

—> Saturday, November 6th
6:30 pm Good Dog Gala

The Good Dog Gala honors individuals and corporations who have championed animal welfare in Philadelphia, and raises much-needed funds for the care of abused and abandoned animals who rely on the lifesaving services of the Pennsylvania SPCA.

—> Saturday, November 13th
8pm-12am Party for Paws: A rock charity event

for more information on these events click here