Animal shelter nightmare: inspectors discover 36 dead cats and dogs at decrepit New Territories facility as rescue mission continues

• Eight cats and 28 dogs found dead ‘on the ground, beds, cupboards or in cages’

• Inspector believes many died of thirst, starvation or disease

As many as one-fourth of the nearly 150 dogs and cats found at a ramshackle animal shelter in New Territories were found dead, with many of the animals believed to have been starving in their final days. Spokeswomen for the police and the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said on Sunday that 110 animals were rescued in the two-day operation at the Stray Wonderland shelter in Ta Kwu Ling. The spokeswomen said 74 dogs and 36 cats were saved from the shelter. Of the 36 dead animals that were discovered – including skeletons and rotting bodies – 28 were dogs and eight were cats.

Read more: Animal Shelter Nightmare

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Urge Texas A&M University to end their cruel and useless Muscular Dystrophy dog labs: Petition

By Aggies For Doggies

At my university, Texas A&M in College Station, experimenters led by Joe Kornegay breed golden retrievers to develop different types of muscular dystrophy (MD), including Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), which is a particularly severe disease. These diseases ravage their bodies, causing progressive muscle wasting and weakness. Studies with these dogs haven’t led to a cure or even a treatment to reverse disease symptoms, even after experimenting for 30 years.

Dogs who didn’t have the disease but carried the DMD gene were used for breeding. Deprived of loving homes, they frantically paced the slatted floors and bit the bars of small cages in frustration. They didn’t even have the comfort of a blanket.

To gauge just how much a dog’s muscles have deteriorated, Kornegay has invented a crude technique that could pass for medieval torture: He repeatedly stretches them with a motorized lever in order to cause muscle tears.

Kornegay has been at this for more than 30 years. Puppies in his laboratory who are born with DMD are so weak at birth that they require extra nutrition. By 6 weeks of age, their hind limbs have shifted forward, making walking difficult, and some are unable to open their mouths or jaws.

You Can Help Put an End to the Needless Suffering!

Please urge Texas A&M University to close their dog laboratories, stop breeding MD dogs, release all dogs for adoption into good homes, and redirect their resources into humane research methods. As Aggies we have so much pride in our school, and these useless labs need to stop.

Shut Down The Torture

No animal should be used as test subjects when there is TECHNOLOGY capable of helping us find a cure!

Sumatran Last Stand For Orangutans: Petition

I stand with Rainforest Action Network in calling on the US snack food industry to help stop the destruction of Indonesia’s rainforests for palm oil.

The rainforests of Indonesia are some of the most biodiverse forests in the world and home to a number of endangered species, like Sumatran orangutans, Sumatran tigers, pygmy elephants and rhinoceros. These rainforests continue to be destroyed to produce palm oil so it can be used in the manufacturing of food products, including in snack foods and sweets that are some of America’s favorite brand name products.

I would prefer my crackers, chocolate, cookies, peanut butter, and ice cream not to come with orangutan extinction. That is why I am standing with RAN in calling on snack food companies to protect Indonesia’s rainforests and all of the people and wildlife who depend on them by cutting palm oil tied to rainforest destruction and social conflict out of their supply chains.

Petition By Rainforest Action Network

Save The Orangutans

Don’t Dump Animals On The Street

There are advocates out there driven by emotions instead of logic. These advocates are a danger for animal kind. A friend of ours encountered such a person on a public forum. While defending responsible owners for surrendering their beloved companions to a shelter, because they fell on hard times. Losing a job and forced to move out of state, to a place that has restrictions, is all too familiar to our friend.

The moment that our friend defended the owner was the very moment an irrational advocate lunged at her verbally.

Stating: ” I would rather go hungry and die before placing my fur kids in the shelter. I would even rather see them running free on the streets” among other hateful words.

Okay, let’s make some things very clear here about dumping your animals on the streets.

First Your animals are domesticated, they have no clue how to survive without human intervention.

Second, not everyone is kind to strays or homeless beings. Rocks are thrown, people put poison in food or water. Dog fighters pick up strays to use as baiting. Some people even shoot to kill.

Third, if cruel people don’t get a hold of the now new stray that you just casually dumped. The elements will, by which we mean your dumped companion can die from exposure. Heat, cold, other animals and or cars. Not to mention the slow painful way to die by way of starvation.

Fourth, on top of all that if your companion isn’t spayed or neutered, what do you think happens? The stray population grows, and the majority of the time it causes a FERAL colony. Which is not only dangerous for the general public yet also dangerous for the animals.

Yes, most shelters kill to make room. Others use a fostering program to make room. And about a third are a pet store affiliated facility that makes room for new animals by giving animals to pet stores, such as PetSmart and Petco.

People have options when it comes to surrendering their animals for any legitimate reasoning.

Dumping them on the street IS NOT and SHOULD NOT be one of those options.

Those who advocate for dumping on the street are those who have no true compassion for animal life. Streetlife is full of suffrage and it’s no place for any living beings.

So please, use the shelters, or find a home for your companions. Just don’t dump them on the streets.

Animal Lives Matter

The lives of animals matter, yet some think otherwise. Some think human life is greater than that of Animal Life, and that animals deserve zero rights to life.

We are in the age of technology, where we do not need to experiment on animals just to find a cure for some kind of ailment. We are capable of finding cures through virtual reality through a combination of a computer program, mathematics and yes, even virtual chemicals. It is no longer science fiction, it is science fact.

Yet here scientists sit in a laboratory studying and testing on living beings who are unable to say stop. Who are unable to say you are hurting us, who are scared and in pain every day of the week.

I write this in disgust of an article that was shared with me on Facebook, of how the Government just gave the go-ahead to experiment on live dogs.

The US government has decided to press ahead with controversial experiments on dogs, despite critics in congress and elsewhere attacking them as cruel and unnecessary. The department for veterans affairs (VA) has approved the continuation of the testing, which it says will help doctors find new ways to treat wounded soldiers, according to USA Today.

Researchers running the experiments will remove sections of the dogs’ brains that control breathing, sever spinal cords to test cough reflexes and implant pacemakers before triggering abnormal heart rhythms. All the dogs involved will ultimately be euthanized.

These experiments are otherwise known as Vivisection. Here’s the article: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/dogs-experiments-veterans-affairs-us-government-fatal-animal-congress-a8616861.html

What is Vivisection?

Vivisection, operation on a living animal for experimental rather than healing purposes; more broadly, all experimentation on live animals. It is opposed by many as cruelty and supported by others on the ground that it advances medicine; a middle position is to oppose unnecessarily cruel practices, use alternatives when possible, and restrict experiments to necessary medical research (as opposed, for example, to cosmetics testing). Surgery on animals without anesthesia was once common; many people, most significantly René Descartes, claimed that animals did not really feel pain. The testing of certain chemicals on animals to find the lethal dose still occurs.

Is Vivisection Against The Law?

Simply put it is very legal in the United States. Although highly controversial, to where activists have gone to jail for sabotaging the experimental torture. Which I truly tip my hat to them, for the courage it takes to make those rescues happen.

Right now, these dogs and other animals are going to need everyones help, escaping from the hell that will be taken place. We must raise our voices. Write, tweet, and call into the legislation, the Senate as well as the house of representatives. In order to halt the atrocities from happening to these animals.

No animal deserves to be treated with such malice, just so some cure can be found. Animal lives matter. Moreover, it is about time that our government realizes just how much they matter.

As always, when contacting officials, be diplomatic and state facts. Keep persisting, no matter how many times they may hang up, or walk away. Vigilant Persistence will save lives.

(Article was written by Mary Robbins and shared with us)

Find your Senator: https://www.senate.gov/general/contacting.htm

Legislators and more: https://www.nationalpriorities.org/take-action/contact-your-representative/