There is a new program for women and children who are fleeing domestic violence, and I think it's the most important campaign that American Humane Association has ever launched.It will allow for the companion animals of these mothers and children to accompany them as they leave, and begin to make a new life for themselves. Imagine the peace-of-mind they will be able to have, knowing their ENTIRE beloved family is with them.
No more worries like: "If I leave, what will happen to...? Will he hurt or kill our [dog/cat].....?"
The website is below, and the program is called PAWS.
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Let's be sure women do not feel forced to stay any longer in a frightening, abusive relationship, because they are afraid of the rage their animals will suffer. They can be helped to leave--with their children, their beloved companion animals, and their dignity--in tact. Help them do just that!
In other news, I am painfully aware of Canada's Annual Seal Slaughter coming up. I say "slaughter", because there's no "hunting" aspect to this. The baby seals are easily spotted on the ice, and large men holding big clubs beat them unmercifully, or hook them with metal hooks, and then they are skinned--often while still alive--simply for their fur.The mothers of these babies watch helplessly, attempting to intervene, as their babies are killed right in front of them.
Let's stop this senseless, brutal practice.
For those concerned these men will not have a job, may I respectfully remind you that seal-fur makes up less than 1% of total income for these killers. The men who perform these murders are usually fisherman, and can easily make money without engaging in this practice.
I am hoping The Olympic Committee will step up and say that the seal slaughter will not be acceptable anymore, as Canada prepares to host the 2010 Winter Olympics.
The logo of the Olympic rings that PETA is posting, features the red ring, dripping with blood.
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Thank you for helping women, children, companion animals, shelters, the PAWS Program and....and Baby Harp Seals!