Animal Rights!

PLEDGE to be an ADVOCATE for CATS

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Advocacy e-mail share…

Hi TuffCat,

You’ve done a wonderful thing today—you’ve told the world what kind of person you are and what you believe in!

But beyond that, you’ve joined with 100,000 others that believe the same things that you do! Your signature today will be exactly what we need to demand the change that is needed to save cats lives.

We’ll use this pledge that you signed to get animal shelters who still use outdated policies and needlessly kill defenseless cats today to change their ways. It will also be used to get public officials to update local laws to enforce those changes, too!

I just wanted to take a brief moment to say THANK YOU for standing up for cats everywhere that don’t have advocates.

Today, you’ve already done so much to help, but I do have one more favor to ask you…

Would you consider helping me spread the word and get even more signatures on this pledge by sharing it with your friends and family today?

Here is the link to the pledge for you to share: https://globalcatday.org/pledge

Thank you so very much for all you’ve done to save lives today!

On behalf of cats who don’t have a voice, Becky Robinson

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Please DO NOT BUY Bunnies and Chickies for Easter...

...worth re-sharing - Original Source:  Sandstone Animal Hospital 

Bunnies and chickies may seem like the perfect addition to your child’s Easter photoshoot, but any single one of these reasons should have you thinking twice before bringing an animal into your home as an Easter prop.

Photos courtesy of the    House Rabbit Society

Photos courtesy of the House Rabbit Society

A new bunny or small chick are 10 year commitments: These animals have 10 year life-spans, with some living even longer. If you are not prepared to commit the time and care needed for these animals for 10 whole years, do not buy one this Easter.

  1. Rabbits can get quite large and chicks do not stay yellow and fluffy as chickens: That’s right, these animals will grow up and not be cute little babies any more.

  2. Both Rabbits and chickens require veterinary care: Vaccines, physical exams, an annual testings are needed to keep these animals healthy and can come at a high monetary cost.

  3. Most veterinarians do not treat rabbits or avian patients: You better do your research to see if any of your local veterinarians have the training and expertise to treat these animals!

  4. Bunnies and chicks are fragile: You or your children may mishandle them, resulting in their death. Nothing ruins Easter like a child upset because the bunny won’t wake up after being dropped.

  5. Both of these animals need proper enclosures: These animals cannot be confined to a small cage. Rabbits need to run and burrow while chickens need to be able to roam and stretch their wings. Proper enclosures are expensive and must be cleaned daily.

  6. Rabbits and chickens have specific dietary needs: And their dietary needs may differ from one rabbit to the next, or one chicken to the next. Without proper feed that provides the nutrients they need, these animals are sure to fall ill.

  7. Rabbits have teeth and claws. Chicks have sharp beaks. They may injure you or your children: That’s right. These cute little critters may bite, scratch, or peck at your child should they feel threatened or in pain.

  8. They can be health hazards to humans (especially chicks): Unvaccinated animals are capable of transmitting diseases to you or your kids. Chicks in particular are often a common vector for Salmonella.

  9. Buying animals for a holiday is supporting potential animal cruelty and teaches children that animals are to be bought like toys rather than adopted like living beings.

Please remember that there are other opportunities for your family to meet and learn about rabbits and chickens and that the following behaviors are unacceptable:

  • Dying chicks pastel colors to entertain your children

  • Abandoning these animals in the wild (they will likely starve, die from the weather, or be eaten by a predator!)

  • Forcing rabbits or chicks into unsafe or uncomfortable positions for the sake of getting a cute picture of your child

Animal shelters across the country see a rapid spike in the intake of rabbits (and some experience this with chicks as well) in the weeks following Easter.  Don’t contribute to that statistic and let’s respect these animals on Easter Sunday!

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Please SAVE ANIMALS in death row...

Please save a life and make a difference…

Image source:  @rescuersclub re-posted/re-tweeted and mirrored at my Instagram and Twitter accounts.

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