Category Archives: Animal Politics

Stop Extracting Tar Sands Initiative

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The Weeping Spirit Bear
The winds carry the tears of the Spirit Bears to take heed and end a tragedy that would bring back the Great Ice.

Listen and You Can Experience Sacred Connectivity



Take Action

Stop Enbridge Commercials

Make Import/Export of Tar Sands Illegal

Shutdown Montreal-Portland Tar Sands Pipeline

Speakout! No Tar Sands

Premier Clark Stop the Tar Sands

Premier Clark Reject Enbridge

End the Northern Gateway Pipeline Project

Tell Harper to Reject Tar Sands

Leave Great Bear Rainforest Alone

Stop Enbridge Now

Force Change Together We Can Stop Tar Sands

A Tar Sands Spill is More Costly Than Profitable

Stand United Against Enbridge

Put Canada’s Best Interests Over Oil Profits

CANADIAN RESIDENTS ONLY – Print out Petition and Get Your Neighbors Signatures Send Completed Petitions to Contact Addresses

Daily Activism: Boycott Canada and China

Stop all purchases of products from China.
Stop vacation plans to Canada until Tar Sands shuts down.
Stop purchasing items made in Canada.

This sends a clear message in an economic language with which these countries listen!

Preserve the Arctic Circle Initiative

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Is an Oil Spill in the Arctic a Big Deal?
If Shell Oil says they have a plan; why should people question it?

Listen, Learn, Think, and Act

Take Action

Protect Wildlife from Drilling

Declare Arctic as Protected Habitat

Stop Shell Oil!

Arctic Drilling Benefits do NOT Outweigh the Risks

Declare Arctic a Sanctuary

Tell United States to STOP Shell

Drilling in Arctic is Reckless

Protect Polar Bear habitat

Tell Canada to Leave Arctic Alone

Arctic Drilling is Dangerous

Resind Shell’s Drilling Permits

Stop Using Shell

Protect Planet From Corporate Greed

Shell Cannot Be Trusted With Arctic Welfare!

Plant a Flag Declaring the Arctic as a Sanctuary

Clean Water Saves Lives Initiative

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Are You Scared of Arachnids? Meet the Lifesaver!
Enforced clean water regulations are necessary to keep this water arachnid thriving to maintain a stable ecosystem and save human lives.

Take Action
Protect Horseshoe Crabs From Over Harvesting

Require Oil Industry to Lawfully Observe Clean Water Act

Tell USA Senate to Uphold Clean Water Act

EPA Needs to Fix Water Test Under Clean Water Act

Protect the Water

Prevent Further Oil Spills

Stop Oil Drilling

Hault Oil Drilling

Demand Preemptive Safety Measures in the Oil Industry

Stop Drilling in Arctic Ocean

Protect the Red Knot sandpiper

Hault Handouts to Oil Industry Polluters

Stand Up for Clean Energy Options

Support Wind Energy

Clean Energy – It’s Just Common Sense

Cease Whaling Initiative

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Ningen: Guardians of Cetaceans
Is the Ningen a mysterious deep-water creature or a psychological manifestation to invoke humanitarianism?

Take Action

Tell Japan to Stop Killing Whales

Demand No Tolerance Policy on Whaling

Tell Japan to Stop Serving Whale Meat

Boycott Japan Products Until They Stop Whale Slaughter

Tell Faeroe Islands to Stop Whaling

Stop Japan From Using Tsunami Funds for Whale Hunting

Stop Supporting Japan Until Whale Hunting Ceases

Make the Difference Stop Japanese Whaling

IWC Take Strong Action to Stop Whaling

Save the Whales

We Are Tired Of Empty Campaign Promises

Stop TransCanada From Destroying American Farms

With the Keystone XL amendment dead on the Senate floor TransCananda intends to push forward with the Keystone Gulf Expansion with the Canadian government’s approval.

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Keystone Gulf Expansion Threatens Farm Welfare
Keystone XL Rejected

Test Your Knowledge
Read and answer each question before clicking the Answer link. What you think you know and what the realities are may shock you.

How long have people had the technology to develop electric vehicles? ANSWER

When was the first solar panel invented? ANSWER

When did people start using wind power? ANSWER

Do you still believe we don’t have the technology to effectively end our fossil fuel addiction?

An Urgent Message From NASA Scientist Dr. James Hansen:
Dr. Hansen is urging every person to pass along this video of his findings. Dr. Hansen has spent his entire adult life studying, researching, and problem solving climate issues. Each one of his methodical calculations has either happened or is in advanced stages of systematic completion. Please take the time to watch this presentation and share his knowledge by posting the video everywhere.



For more scientific research that supports Dr. Hansen’s findings review this Science Daily Article.

Keep the Petitions Going!

Stop the Tar Sands!

Stop Keystone Pipeline Schemes!

Canada Stop Poisoning Wildlife to Make Room for Unwanted Pipelines!

Stop Killing Wolves for Unwanted Pipelines!

Stop Tar Sands Extractions!

Tell Bill Clinton We Don’t Want Pipelines!

Close the Keystone Pipeline Project!

Demand a Moratorium on Keystone Project!

Support Farmers Attempting to Save Their Land From TransCanada!

Stop Risking the Health and Welfare of Animals and People for Unwanted Pipelines!

Protect Native Lands From Hazardous Pipelines!

Shutdown Toxic Canadian Tar Sands!

Tell US Senate We Don’t Want Dirty Toxic Fuel!

Save Wildlife From Tar Sands Eradication!

Stop Keystone Invasion on Native lands!

Boycott Tar Sands Banks!

Stop Tar Sands The Largest Most Destructive Project on the Planet!

Tell Canada You’d Rather Have a Beer Than a Pipe, EH!

Support Stronger Wildlife Regulations Initiative

The Endangered Species Act and the Lacey Act may receive a necessary alteration in the form of bill HR4122 that would allow both acts to function as indented by closing loopholes.

Main Article: Big Cats Legislation for Public Security

Petitions For A Call To Action:

Support HR4122

Ban Big Cats as Pets

Shutdown Breeding Farms

Stop the Block on Wildlife Bills

Save Lions

Ask WWF to Help Save Big Cats

Stop Captive Inbreeding

Save Big Cats

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Animal Legislation and Public Safety

Stop the Invasion on Farmland Initiative

Congress allows Canada to seize farmlands without valid permits or minimum safety standards to make way for the Keystone Pipeline.

Main Article: Farmers Sued by TransCanada

It’s Time to Stand:

On February 27, 2012 Obama caved to corporate and political pressure and invited TransCanada to reapply for “permits” to construct this abomination.

The lack of moral center and utter disregard for the welfare of animals, people, and the planet displayed in this overtly corrupt line of thinking has me contemplating the meaning of Daniel Webster’s words. Of this, the United States of America, he stated, “There is no nation on earth powerful enough to accomplish our overthrow. Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from another quarter: from the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government, from their carelessness and negligence. I must confess that I do apprehend some danger. I fear that they may place too implicit a confidence in their public servants and fail properly to scrutinize their conduct; that in this way they may be made the dupes of designing men and become the instruments of their own undoing.”

The vacuous weight given to Benjamin Franklin’s words by “professional politicians” who do not see the world beyond their own pocketbook. “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

The echo of Samuel Adams address to the Philadelphia State House whips through the night air. “If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”

The Founding Fathers of the United States haunt every inch of the nation bellowing their profound shame at how quickly corruption has killed one of the most daring achievements of man – the quest for freedom from tyranny and oppression. A land based on the voices of the people not on governmental edicts.

It’s Time to Think:

It’s Time to ACT:

Contact Elected Officials Right Now!

Contact Information for the White House

Contact Congress Right Now!

Sign petitions. If you are not able to sign petitions and live outside the United States then call and email the White House. If you have already signed petitions then pass them along to everyone you know and start another petition. If you are a citizen of the United States it’s time to jam up phone lines and email in-boxes of local and federal representatives in addition to the White House.

Sign, Share, Forward Petitions:

Stop Tar Sands

Tell House of Representatives You Reject Keystone Pipeline

Stop Killing Wildlife to Make Room For Tar Sands Pipelines

Tell Harper Wildlife Matters More Than Dirty Oil

Tell Senate to Reject Pipeline

Tell WEC London to Shutdown Canadian Tar Sands Scheme

Tell Obama and Clinton to Stop Pipeline Permit

Preserve Wildlife From Tar Sands

Save Native Lands From Tar Sands

Protect Farmland From TransCanada Invasion

Stop Risking Lives For Oil Profits

Sign to Stop Tar Sands Devastation

Save Farmlands From Greedy Oil Mongers

Save the Labor Movement and Reject Tar Sands

Tell TransCanada NO Tar Sands

Tell Canada to Stop Poisoning Wildlife to Make Room for Pipelines


Reject Tar Sands as a Fuel Source

Tell United States to Stop Poisoning Wildlife to Make Way for Pipeline

Tell Senate You Expect Them to Reject Pipeline Expansion

Tell Obama Not to Cave to Threats

Native Lands Need Protection From Oil Industry

Tell Congress America Rejects Their Tactics With Keystone Pipeline Scheme

Protect American Farmlands and Stop Canadian Invasion

Stop Wasting OUR Money on a Pipeline that is NOT Wanted

Stop Keystone Pipeline from Decimating Heartland Animals

The United States Congress figuratively flips Obama the finger by usurping his Keystone Pipeline decision and threatens American farms, crops, animals, and the welfare of constituents in the process.

Main Article: Keystone Pipeline and Animal Welfare

Petitions For An Urgent Call To Action:
Buckle up. Round 2 “Face Off with Political Corruption” starts now. Get others involved in signing petitions, calling Representatives, and emailing Congress. We need to see high numbers on these petitions. Let Congress know that the world is watching and doesn’t support a bought political system.

Support Obama’s NO to Keystone Expansion

Tell US Senate to Stop Congressional Keystone Blunder

Stop Keystone/Tar Sand Scheme

Stop Keystone Construction

Tell Senate to Stop Keystone Pipeline

No Keystone Pipeline Expansion

Stop Oil Pipeline

Shutdown Tar Sands

Say No to TransCanada

Declare moratorium on Tar Sands

Stop Killing Wildlife to Make Room for Tar Sands

Tell Congress to Let Keystone Scheme Die

Tell Senators to Stop Keystone Scheme

Send a Voice Message Rejecting Keystone

Get Real – Say No to Tar Sands Oil

Tell Hillary to Help Stop Keystone

Shutdown Tar Sands and Pipeline Expansions

Support Obama’s NO Keystone Permit Decision

Successful Animal Advocacy

Animal advocacy can be tiresome from its complexity. It can also be the most rewarding thing a person does professionally or personally.

Main Article: How to Advocate for Animals

Here’s Why People Get Involved:

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Advocates from all areas of interest pooled their collective audiences and inspired people to get involved in shutting down the Keystone Pipeline expansion that was slated to run directly through America’s Heartland. On January 18, 2012 President Obama told Canada that America wasn’t for sale.

This result was in no small part due to advocacy. Obama made it clear when he went into office that he expected people to keep the pressure on him about clean energy. Advocates submitted millions of signatures on well-written petitions from people who were against the expansion, in addition to thousands of phone calls.

In no way is it an overstatement to say that one of the greatest ecological disasters was avoided.

Animal Life was tireless in keeping readers motivated. Sometimes hard news can just be too much to take, but the readership kept it going strong by forwarding information, posting Animal Life articles to their Facebook accounts, and signing the many petitions listed in this blog space to stop the expansion.

To all readers, a well earned Thank You! Your advocacy made it possible. Your determination made it a reality and that was no small feat! Only 6 months ago people were saying Keystone was all but a done deal. What you do matters. How you do it matters.

Send Your Regards: Thank Obama for making the correct decision

How to Get Involved:
There are countless ways to show your support for the animal kingdom. Find a way that works best for you. Here are some ideas.

Creativity Counts!


This video is one of the most compelling works of visual advocacy I’ve seen to date. It is well crafted, factual, and simply stated. If you enjoy creating videos you have a fantastic skill to benefit the animal kingdom.

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This artist did a remarkable job depicting the ironic struggle between man and the animal kingdom. This particular piece of artwork comes from CG Society.

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Writing!
The key to successful writing is to clearly articulate the value of an informed perspective. When this skill is harnessed one can write petitions, governments, articles, and blogs with results. There are countless avenues to express well-written informed perspectives. However, I’ll be the bad guy here and say “No” ranting doesn’t count, as it is ineffective for productive advocacy.

Online Advocate Communities and Petition Sites:

Care2 Network
This network is principally setup for activists and advocates. There are some exceptions, as is the case with any online community. Find petitions easily in the search bar, read articles, post comments, and earn credits towards your favorite charities.

Animal Life’s Care2 News Page
Be sure to stop by and leave comments to earn rewards for charities!

Change
A large database of quality petitions.

White House Petition Site
Make your voice heard by signing petitions that go directly to the United States government.

NRDC Petitions
Help the NRDC remain a strong voice in advocacy by signing their petitions.

Preserve Animal Life By Shutting Down The Tar Sands Initiative

Canada considers allowing unparalleled damage to riverbeds, oceans, and habitats necessary to support life in order to chase the oil dollar. Meanwhile, animal populations continue to rapidly deplete from Tar Sands poisons.

Main Article: Northern Gateway Pipeline Guts Animal Habitats

Petitions For An Urgent Call To Action:

Tell Canadian Prime Minister to Reject Northern Gateway

Tell Harper Lives are More Important Than Oil Profits

Tell Canada to Stop Culling Wolves to Make Way for Tar Sands Pipelines

Tell the United States to Not Support Tar Sands and Reject Keystone Pipeline Expansion

Demand that Governments Follow the Rules of the Clean Air Act

Protect Our Right to Clean Water

Shutdown Greed and Give Us Clean Energy

We Want an Effective Climate Bill Now

End Tar Sands Destruction Stop Northern Gateway

Listen to Environmentalists and Stop Northern Gateway

Encourage the United States to Help Canada Make the Correct Choice and Reject Keystone Pipeline

Stop Tar Sands Development

Reject TransCanada

Save the Great Bear Rainforest From Northern Gateway

Protect Animal Life in Great Bear Rainforest From Oil Industry

Stop Greed Save Canadian Wildlife and Rainforest

Lend a Helping Hand to First Nation Tribal Members

More Petitions To Stop Tar Sands View Past Postings:

Shutdown Tar Sands Extraction Initiative

Get the word out. It’s up to us to put a stop to these actions!