ALLIANCE FOR ANIMALS E-NEWS
April 2020
REMINDER: CONSERVATION CONGRESS

Monday, April 13, 2020 - 7:00 pm

Due to Covid-19, the DNR has canceled the 2020 Spring Hearings and Conservation Congress community meetings.

You can still participate

According to the DNR, the online input option will be provided through a link here and will go live at 7:00 p.m. on April 13. The online version will remain open for three days (72 hours). At this time it is uncertain how citizens will be able to vote on the submitted citizen-authored resolutions.

How to submit a resolution - deadline this coming Monday

Resolutions can be emailed to SpringHearingInfo@Wisconsin.gov or typed hardcopies can be mailed to: Kari LeeZimmermann, Conservation Congress Liaison, P.O. Box 7921 WCC/4, Madison WI 53707-7921. All citizen resolutions must be received by close of business on Monday, April 6.  Resolution submittal FAQs here.

How do I make sense of the ballot?

See our ballot suggestions. The majority of questions have no good option for animals and are often just the lesser of terrible choices.

See the DNR's celebration of killing. [Scroll down when you get to the page.]
A SMALL COVID-19 SILVER LINING

We hope you are all thriving during this quarantine time. If you are staying in place and have companion animals, there is definitely a silver lining to the pandemic.

  • Many dogs are getting extra walks and are no longer anxious about when their peeps will get home.

  • Cats are finding more laps in which to to curl up.

  • University and commercial labs have temporarily reduced or stopped their experiments on animals altogether.
SEPARATION ANXIETY - A THOUGHT ABOUT DOGS, CATS, AND OTHER ANIMALS WHO MAY GET USED TO HAVING US AROUND ALL THE TIME

Consider leaving them alone periodically during this time. Otherwise, one day, we'll leave for work and they might become particularly anxious. We can save them some grief if we occasionally leave them on their own. (And, they are so glad to see us when we get back!)
Another reminder: TIME TO START THINKING OF THE GEESE

Every year the Dane County Parks Department decides whether or not to capture geese and their goslings and have them killed. Parks’ main motivation seems to be public complaints. Last year, there was less to complain about because volunteers regularly chased away the geese at many of the public parks. Some volunteers
even picked up their droppings. (Great for compost piles.)

The more volunteers, the fewer geese on the most popular beaches, the less poop, the fewer complaints and the more likely that Parks won’t kill them. The geese need you to help keep them off Dane County Park’s beaches.

Get Involved Now! This is something important you can do while keeping yourself and others safe from Covid-19.

To get involved, contact Paul Quinlan, Dane County Parks Conservation Resources Supervisor at (608) 267-4918 or  PQuinlan@cityofmadison.com . Let us know if you run into a problem.
MORE PEOPLE AT HOME WATCHING TV - ALLIANCE FOR ANIMALS CONTINUES TO SPREAD MESSAGE OF COMPASSION FOR ALL ANIMALS

Our latest television ad on CW channel 15, an NBC affiliate. Click on the image to view.

As an all-volunteer organization our overhead is drastically lower, so your donations do much more. Essentially all of every dollar we receive is used to make the animals’ voices louder.

Your donations are allowing us to increase the presence of our message across mainstream media.

This summer we will have a billboard on I-94 heading into Milwaukee from Madison and another in Milwaukee proper during the Democratic convention, the Wisconsin state fair, and Summerfest. And, also during that period, we will have a digital billboard in Milwaukee. (If those events are cancelled, drivers will still see the billboards and be encouraged to go vegan for the animals.)

Please give what you can to help us keep our messages for animals in the public eye. Got an idea for an ad topic? Let us know. Click Donate today! Every donation helps!
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