Urgent September 7th - (thanks Lynne Barrington for sending):
Please contact South African wildlife authorities urgently and ask them to put a stop to a week-long wildlife massacre that is scheduled to start on Monday. Organizers intend driving hundreds of wild animals, including warthogs, antelope and baboons, along a specially cleared two-kilometre stretch of land on a farm near Alldays in Limpopo province. Hunters will be standing on purpose built platforms to take pot shots at the animals as they attempt to flee in terror. The South African SPCA (NSPCA) has been on the property and confirms this is not a hoax. However, the hunt is technically legal and they are powerless to stop it. There is a government official, Sam Makhubele, who responsible for issuing permits who could intervene to prevent this bloodbath. Please email or call him to politely ask him not to allow this event to go ahead: Sam Makhubele (pronounced Mah-Koo-Beh-Leh) - 011-27-15-295-5726 / 011-27-82 904 5874 / makhubeleSH@ledet.gov.za. Local activists are planning a protest and have started an online petition which is gaining momentum.
West Virginia & Michigan to close last gas chambers:
33 American circus lions rescued by Animal Defenders International, are going home to Africa to live out their lives in sanctuary -- beautiful news!
At long last, testing on USA chimps ends for good.
Can I get an AMEN?!?!?!