EFA: Etsy For Animals Etsy For Animals: ANiMAL PETiTiONS CORNER by Alicia of WoodsEdge

Etsy for Animals (EFA) aka Artists Helping Animals,

is a team of independent artists, craftspeople,

vintage sellers and craft suppliers on Etsy.com

who are dedicated to providing charitable relief to animals

by donating a portion of the profits from their shops

to an animal charity of their choosing,

and/or to EFA's featured Charity of the Month.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

ANiMAL PETiTiONS CORNER by Alicia of WoodsEdge

Presented by Alicia of WoodsEdge

1. Stop the Eviction of Moon Bears from Their Sanctuary

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) in Vietnam has informed Animals Asia that the Ministry of Defense has issued an order to evict their sanctuary operation in Tam Dao National Park and its 104 moon bears who were rescued from bear bile farms after a year of the park director's efforts to get them to leave so it can be turned into an eco-park with hotels. 

The result of the eviction will not only leave the the bears with nowhere to go, but will also cost good people their jobs, leave Animals Asia with a huge financial loss and call into question the government's commitment to ending the cruel practice of bile farming. 

Please send a letter to the Prime Minister asking him to stop the eviction. 

2. Ask Nike to Stop Killing Kangaroos for Shoes

Millions of kangaroos and their defenseless babies are killed every year just to make athletic shoes, despite the availability of humane alternatives that are already being used and explored by companies including Adidas and Puma, in addition to professional athletes. 

Sign the petition asking Nike to stop killing kangaroos for footwear. 

3. Stop the Georgia Aquarium from Importing Beluga Whales

In June, the Georgia Aquarium applied for a permit to take 18 beluga whales who were captured in Russia. Some were supposed to stay in Georgia, while others would be moved to the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, IL, and SeaWorld facilities in Orlando, FL, San Antonio, TX, and San Diego, CA. The move has prompted an outcry from animal advocates who argue that in addition to the cruelty involved in taking them from the wild, their trip to the U.S. will be stressful and dangerous and their lives in captivity will be miserable. 

Please leave a comment on Georgia Aquarium's Facebook page asking them to withdraw their permit application.

According to the Animal Welfare Institute, the Georgia Aquarium has blocked emails from concerned citizens who are objecting to these plans, but if you want to try to send one, you can find more info and contact information here: 

4. Tell the FTC to Crack Down on Misleading Fur Labels

Raccoon dogs have and continue to be exposed to horrific cruelty at the hands of Chinese furriers. The Federal Trade Commission is proposing that products with raccoon dog fur be labeled as Asiatic raccoon or Finn raccoon, which will make it harder for both shoppers and retailers to know where fur products actually came from, and to learn who is still supporting this barbaric business. 

Please send a letter to the FTC telling them to require fur products to be accurately labeled as raccoon dog. 

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