AR-News: (USA) [hsus-action] HUMANELines- 296

molly mgh at citlink.net
Fri May 14 08:00:32 EDT 2004


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From: "molly" <mgh at citlink.net>
To: "Moly" <mgh at citlink.net>
Sent: Friday, May 14, 2004 6:57 AM
Subject: [hsus-action] HUMANELines- 296


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> >   Issue 296 --- May 13th, 2004
> > A Project of The Humane Society of the United States and The Fund for
> Animals
> > http://www.humanelines.org/
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> > CARIBBEAN WILDLIFE UNDER THREAT:
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> > A new proposed law is threatening to destroy much of the federally
> protected habitat within the Dominican Republic (DR). Under the proposed
> law, titled "La Ley Sectorial de Parques Nacionales de la Republica
> Dominica," the size of current protected national wildlife areas would be
> drastically reduced to accommodate mining development and tourism
projects.
> The DR has some of the most ecologically diverse and unique ecosystems in
> the world, and the lands that would be affected are home to some of the
> world's most threatened species, such as the West Indian manatee, the
> critically-endangered hawksbill turtle and rock iguanas. Unfortunately,
the
> destructive law has already been passed by one chamber of the Dominican
> Congress and is scheduled for a vote in the Dominican House of Deputies on
> Thursday, May 13. If it passes that chamber as well, the proposal will go
> the President of the DR's desk.
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> > WHAT YOU CAN DO:
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> > Please fax or email Domincan President Hipolito Mejia by Friday, May 14,
> and ask him to invoke his veto powers to stop "la Ley Sectorial de Parques
> Nacionales de la República Dominicana" from becoming law:
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> > His Excellency Hipólito Mejía, President of the Republic
> > Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
> > c/o Embassy of the Dominican Republic
> > Fax: 202-265-8057
> > Email: political at us.serex.gov.do
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> > Let him know that the passage of this law will mean the almost certain
> destruction of endangered habitat, and possible violation of several
> international wildlife protection treaties to which the Dominican Republic
> is party.
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> > ASK ALABAMA DISTRICT ATTORNEY TO PROSECUTE INTERNET DOG DEALER:
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> > According to allegations made by dozens of complainants to The HSUS and
> others, puppy dealer Barbara Bach has been defrauding consumers and
hurting
> animals by selling sick puppies over the Internet. In recent years,
reports
> having been piling up of seriously ill and underage puppies being shipped
> from Barbara Bach to unwitting buyers as far away as New York and
> California. While the local SPCA is investigating Ms. Bach for numerous
> animal cruelty complaints, The HSUS has asked the DeKalb County District
> sheriff's office to pursue allegations of fraud and theft against Ms. Bach
> as well, in violation of Alabama's Theft of Property Law at 13A-8-2, and
> Unlawful Trade Practices at 8-19-5.
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> > WHAT YOU CAN DO:
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> > Please send your (polite) letters to District Attorney Michael O'Dell
and
> urge his office to fully investigate and pursue fraud and theft charges
> against Barbara Bach. Let them know that people care about animals and do
> not want to see the cruel business of selling sick dogs over the internet
> continue.
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> > De Kalb County District Attorney Michael O'Dell
> > 300 Grand Avenue SW, Suite 505
> > Ft. Payne, AL 35967
> > Fax: 256-845-8553
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> > VEAL VIDEO HITS THE AIRWAVES:
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> > What's wrong with eating veal? For friends and family who may not yet
know
> the answer, you can refer them to a snappy new flash video that explains
it
> all in a concise and entertaining form. Watch the video online at:
> ForgetAboutIt and forward the link to others!
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> > To receive directly, call 202-955-3668 or email humanelines at hsus.org For
> more information on legislation, how to find your legislators, or past
> HUMANElines, go to http://www.hsus.org/ or http://www.fund.org/
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