Shadow Banning Advocates

Twitter has decided to shadowban not only my account yet that of my friend Gwen. I wonder if Twitter realizes just how detrimental that is to animal welfare.

We have followed their TOS to a T. Yet they have decided to secretly block our tweets. Our petition still needs signatures to pass legislation. Yet with this ban, It may not happen.

‪Please Help #Pennsylvania make changes. Raise your voice #PawsNeedClaws #CatsNeedClaws #OutlawCatDeclaw Sign & Share this #Petition – chng.it/5nWCvqwY video: youtu.be/Un-MALgaHXs

Therefore, please help us spread our petition. Please sign and share where you can.‬

Pushing for change

We are definitely pushing for this to happen in the State of Pennsylvania. Because cats deserve rights and they deserve to keep their claws.

If they choose to deny the rights or deny outlaw cat declaw. I will personally fight harder for our beloved cats.

Close Grazing Allotments: Protect The Wolves – Petition

Petition By Protect The Wolves

CLOSE ALLOTMENTS FOR TRIBAL CULTURAL REASONS
BAN GRAZING ALLOTMENTS IN KNOWN WOLF DEN AREAS. Ranchers like McIrvrin need to be stopped from grazing known Wolf Den Areas. McIrvin Refuses to follow adopted policy Rules and The USFS refuse to act on those Refussals

Rodney Smoldon district Colville USFS Manager Approved The Kalispel Tribes Cultural Allotment Closure Request, then 2 days later James Pena reversed Smoldons Decision.

RE: Review and Rescission of the Forest Service Grazing Permit for Bill McIrvin and the Diamond M Ranch

In Addition This Complaint is being submitted on Behalf of The Kalispel Tribe, for an Approval of a Cultural Closure Request for the Kalispel Tribe, then its Denial by James Pena 2 days later.

Introduction:
This complaint requests that the U.S. Forest Service (“USFS” or “Service”), responsible for the management of Colville National Forest, review and/or rescind the grazing permit of Diamond M Ranch, located in Laurier, Washington and owned by Bill McIrvin, for continued failure to practice adequate animal husbandry techniques to protect a Washington State endangered species held as Sacred by Traditional Native American Cultural Beliefs on federal land, which includes documented overgrazing.

McIrvin’s past, as well as current, history proves ill intent beyond a reasonable doubt. This behavior is in violation of USFS policies and regulations. Diamond M Ranch’s failure to abide by cooperative agreements with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (“WDFW”) concerning

livestock/predator interactions, have single-handedly resulted in the lethal control and eradication of nearly 20% of Sacred gray wolves (Canis lupus) within Washington state and have accounted for three-quarters of all state-sponsored lethal control events since the return of Sacred gray wolves to the state in 2008. He has also refused use of WDFW supplied Range Riders during summer months
as reported by WDFW.

We have provided documented photographic evidence with the original complaint to previous managers, which USFS continues to overlook, showing the blatant disregard for enforcing or following regulations set out in his USFS grazing permit by not monitoring overgrazing. The submitted pictures show sufficient good cause to terminate McIrvin’s Allotments. This stand of grass that was placed there for the Creator’s wildlife, all of which Traditional Native Americans hold Sacred, yet overgrazing in violation of McIrvin’s USFS permit has rendered this little more than a patch of dust.

This permittee’s ongoing needless and potentially deliberate creation of conflict with wildlife threatens to violate USFS policies governing sensitive species, viable wildlife populations, and cumulative adverse effects on native wildlife. For these reasons, Protect The Wolves™ representing 57,750 followers requests USFS to review permittee operations of Diamond M Ranch and develop conditions that would avoid continued violations of USFS policies and regulations, or state and federal laws. Furthermore, if the permittee is unwilling to cooperate with USFS personnel on adherence to agency rules, then we urge the USFS to restrict or rescind the grazing permits of

Diamond M Ranch for its Lambert and CC Mountain allotments.

In addition, Protect The Wolves™ requests that USFS list the gray wolf (Canis lupus) as a sensitive and Sacred species and adjust accordingly protections afforded to the wolf under the Service’s Forest Management Plan for Colville National Forest, as well as all other National Forests. The Wolf, one of all the 4-leggeds and winged-ones, holds significant Sacred Cultural value to all Indigenous peoples that practice the Traditional Teachings, as such deserve the same level of reverence and protection from unlawful government infringement and any Ibrahimic beliefs, practices, or relics.

Complaint in its Entirety can be Viewed Here:
https://protectthewolves.com/mcirvins-colville-usfs-grazing-allotment-closure-request/

Thank you for your consideration.
Please consider joining Protect The Wolves Movement here: https://continuetogive.com/protectthewolves

Petition: https://www.causes.com/campaigns/106101-close-grazing-allotments-for-tribal-cultural-reasons

Common Sense Gun Laws

Guns are dangerous in the wrong hands, no matter how much some would like to think otherwise. The fact remains we do need more common-sense gun laws and control.

We need to ban assault rifles, for civilian use. Ak47(WASR-10), Remington, M4, and M16 just to name a few, should not be accessible for civilians. Especially, those who are mentally unstable. Who are not only a danger to themselves, yet to others as well.

Those with a criminal background should be disallowed from purchasing and owning, those who are unstable should be denied. Thorough background checks need to be done.

Weapons Dealers (private sellers) sorry to say should have a license to sell and carry and be registered. As well as take classes to notice the signs of instability. I say this because of the constant mass shootings happening over the past few years. Everyone who owns or plans to purchase needs to register themselves.

This will cut crimes in half and make police work more efficient. By way of finding the owners faster during a shootout investigation.

These are consequences for horrid actions. I know I can’t be the only one tired of these travesties. Human life is precious, just like all life is.

Quite frankly, I don’t care for the NRA since they really have not been doing their true job. Which is supposed to mainly be for gun safety education. Yet lately it has been for lobbying on gun rights and ownership. instead of trying to place common-sense laws.

Truthfully I doubt they care about public safety anymore since they have been a big buyer for anti-law bills.

In order to fight for common-sense laws, people need to attend town meetings with facts and a calm demeanor.

Let me make this perfectly clear I’m not saying take guns away. I’m saying ban assault rifles that have been the biggest part of mass shootings. Assault rifles have been banned before during the Clinton administration and the massacres/gun violence WAS at an all-time low. We need to implement that law again for the populace’s safety.

We will work on a plan, statement for our area to present. When done we will share it here for others to use as a foothold for public safety.

Outlaw Cat Declawing: Petition

Petition By M. Robbins and Guardian Of Animals

Governor Wolf, House Legislature, Senate, State Representatives

Declawing of cats has been a part of managing the scratching behavior of objects in cats. However, this barbaric tradition to protect ”items” and other material possession has caused more harm than good. Declawing cats has left them physically and mentally scarred for life.

We sit here on the precipice of destroying our beloved companions just to protect a few pieces of furniture or walls. All of which can easily be replaced, repaired and or protected by other humane ways.

Declawing of cats should never be an option. Scratching objects and or trees is a natural instinct for cats. The Medical drawbacks to declawing include pain in the paw, infection, tissue necrosis (tissue death), lameness, and back pain. Removing claws changes the way a cat’s foot meets the ground and can cause pain similar to wearing an uncomfortable pair of shoes.

Those who declaw are basically torturing cats for a lifetime. Some cats, even big cats in zoos go through life never placing full weight on paws, some even developed a mental disorder. Leading them to constantly lick and or shake their paw uncontrollably.

Not to mention if cats should escape outside how would they ever defend themselves against other cats or wildlife? They wouldn’t and due to that inability to defend or climb a tree, they would most likely die.

Why declaw when There are many alternatives to declawing that doesn’t leave a hazardous effect. Such as having professional clip nails as they do for dogs. Nail caps that can be adjusted to their size. And then there is double-sided tape to protect walls and door frames. Bumpers to protect furniture and non-toxic apple bitter to deter them from scratching up surfaces.

There’s also an environmentally friendly cat tree. Made of hemp, cardboard, dead tree bark and sea rope. All of which is biodegradable and reusable.

Declawing should be nonexistent, it should be considered animal cruelty and punishable if done/practiced by any person.

We the undersigned request for the prohibiting of declawing cats.

Petition: Outlaw Cat Declawing

No More Killing Innocent Birds: Stop Pigeon Shoots: Petition

Sponsor: The Rainforest Site

Pennsylvania is the only state left that allows this horrible practice.

Pigeon shoots have been banned in every part of the country except for the state of Pennsylvania, so call on the President of the Pennsylvania State Senate, Floor Leaders, the Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, and the Pennsylvania State Governor to end the barbaric ‘tradition’ of pigeon shoots! It is inherent cruelty of shooting live, captured birds for sport, and this practice needs to end!

Today, Pennsylvania is the only remaining state that allows the practice to continue. In 2014, a bill to end pigeon shoots in Pennsylvania was allowed to expire after the NRA stepped in at the 11th hour with some heavy-handed lobbying [3] which put animal cruelty above that of animal rights.

Not only are 75% [4] of people in the state are in favor of a law that would ban the ‘sport,’ but 83% [4] of people said that it was an unnecessary form of animal cruelty, and not a tradition that should be preserved.

These shooting events consist of putting pigeons inside of a box, and then when a shooter calls out, the pigeon is either released, or launched from the box. The shooter then tries to hit the bird in the air to have it drop on a target on the ground. [1]

According to the Humane Society of the United States: “After each round of shots at the birds, participants — sometimes children — take to the field to collect wounded and dead animals. If the suffering pigeon is still alive, the collector will sometimes snap the animal’s head off or slam her against the ground before tossing the animal into a barrel full of dead and dying pigeons.” [2]

Many of these birds are not even from Pennsylvania. Recently discovered footage of people netting and stealing pigeons in New York City is believed to point to an illegal smuggling ring which transports the birds over state lines to provide the live targets for the merciless shoots. And while pigeons might not be New Yorkers’ favorite animal, the NYPD has stated that removing them from city streets is illegal. [5]

Shooting pigeons for sport used to be practiced world-wide. But as time went on, people realized how cruel it was to trap a pigeon in a box, and then release it for the sole purpose of shooting a moving target. And today, the leadership in the state of Pennsylvania and the NRA are the only ones who want it to continue.

WORKS CITED

[1] Pacelle, W. (2014, June 30). Live Pigeon Shoots: The Shame of Pennsylvania. Retrieved October 9, 2017, from https://www.huffingtonpost.com/wayne-pacelle/live-pigeon-shoots-the-sh_b_5544712.html

[2] Humane Society of the United States. Pennsylvania’s Pigeon Shoots. Retrieved on October 9, 2017, from http://www.sharkonline.org/images/handouts/hsuspigeonhandout.pdf

[3] Worden, A. (2014, October 22). NRA claims 11th hour victory in battle over live pigeon shoots. Retrieved October 9, 2017, from http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/pets/House-battle-over-live-pigeon-shoots-goes-down-to-the-wire-NRA-prevails.html

[4] Mason Dixon-Polling & Research (2013, October 31). Pennsylvania Voters Show Statewide Support for Banning Live Pigeon Shoots. Retrieved October 9, 2017, from http://www.humanesociety.org/news/press_releases/2013/10/voters-support-pigeon-shooting-ban-103113.html?credit=web_id85537319

[5] “Man Seen Netting Pigeons, Hauling Them Off From New York City Streets.” CBS New York, newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/02/17/brooklyn-pigeon-netting/

Sign Here : https://therainforestsite.greatergood.com/clicktogive/trs/petition/pa-pigeon-shoots

Leash Laws: Are For Everyones Safety

The care of companion animals starts with obeying laws put in place. Not only do these laws protect other people yet they also protect your companions. They protect them from running off, protect them from attacking or being attacked.

When laws of this magnitude are broken it can wind up deadly for all companions. For instance, some states are a one bite law. If found guilty that companion is euthanized. No matter who instigated the situation.

On top of the companion being euthanized, some municipalities/government consider taking it a step further by writing up a ban on whichever animals they see as likely to be vicious.

This is why it is important to follow and understand laws as well as understanding the consequences behind the neglect to follow laws. It only takes one person to make it problematic for everyone else.

As it is many are dealing with restrictions and or bans on Pit Bull type dogs, because a select few of people were irresponsible. Those few didn’t train, didn’t follow rules and or didn’t socialize their companion. Others have used them for entertainment and greed in underground dog fights.

This caused a mass massacre in CO. Which people are still seeking justice and an emendation to the current laws. In order to make changes for any animal to have a chance at life, there needs to be a compromise between community and government.

To us, Breed-specific legislation (BSL) is a bad idea. It punishes everyone and not just those who are at fault. This is where the law needs to change. It should only restrict those responsible for any damage that may have been done from owning any animal.

More to the point those people should also pay for damages since they were responsible for the well being of the community and animals.

As we said leash laws are very important to follow to keep everyone safe from drastic consequences.

Some leash laws that we know of include muzzles, a short leash of 5ft and a tag of colors, alerting others whether they are easily startled, aggressive and or in training.

In order to check your laws, talk with police or check your local government website.

In our next post, we will be going over dangerous foods since that is the next problematic area.