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Animal Welfare Updates- 12/7/09

From: Katie L.
Sent on: Monday, December 7, 2009 12:07 PM

Hello everyone, on a cold morning with snow on the ground here in Portland!   As we head into another cold Winter, the extra time indoors give us plenty of time to take a few actions to help animals J 

 

I also wish all of you a very happy holiday season and look forward to 2010 as a year of great potential for animals.  I hope you’ll join with me in reaching that goal!

 

New Phone Number!  

Please note that my cell phone number has changed.  This is the number that I use for work. 

It is now a local number.   [masked]

 

 

Local Advocate Project- The Grasshopper Shops-  Here is a post from the Maine Vegan Meet-Up

Unfortunately, a few of our members visited the grasshopper shop recently, a generally wonderful, Maine owned company only to discover them featuring rabbit fur bomber hats! When the clerk was asked about it, she had assumed they were fake, but closer inspection revealed they were actually labeled rabbit fur (yay labels!). I will ask Christina and Daniela to comment on what they heard back, but for now, please visit your local Grasshopper shop and look for these hats. Respectful inquiry is appreciated, I am sure the proud Maine owners want to do the right thing and learn more from their grateful customers. Here is their website:

http://www.grasshoppershop.com/

If there are fur products still in your local store, here are the owners whom you might nicely alert, request removal and remind them of your patronage. Thank you!

Laurie and Rick Schweikert
The Grasshopper Shop
Bangor Location/Searsport Location only
One West Market St.
Bangor, Me. 04401

 

 

Wednesday the 9th- The Grand Jury on the Decoster egg farm case will be held.   Once I hear any news, I’ll be sharing it.   The Androscoggin County District Attorney will be charging the farm with animal cruelty after the undercover operation by Mercy for Animals revealed horrendous abuse of laying hens.

There will also be a Pull Commission meeting at 1:30pm in Augusta.  This Commission reviews pulling events around the state and makes policy regarding the treatment of the animals, regulations around drug use and more.   These meetings are open to the public.

 

 

Equine Task Force Meeting- Monday, December 14th at 1pm at the Deering Building in Augusta.   This is their third meeting and will run from 1pm to approximately 4pm.   This meeting is open to the public as well.  If you cannot make the meeting, but have any comments to share about the issue of horse neglect/abuse in Maine, please let me know.   If you write something up and send it to me, I will give your feedback to the Task Force.

 

 

Looking Ahead- The 2010 Legislative Session convenes on Wednesday, January 13th.

                The next Animal Welfare Advisory Council meeting will be January 21st at 9:00am in Augusta

                The next Inland Fish and Wildlife Advisory Council meeting will be Wednesday, January 27th in Augusta at 9:30am

                Mark Your Calendar!  2010 Humane Lobby Day, Thursday, February 25th!!!

 

 

Remember to check out our new and improved website- read about our new national puppy mill tip line, dog fighting survivor stories and about our campaign asking IHOP to stop buying eggs from cruelly confined hens….read all about it!

http://www.humanesociety.org/

 

Spay Day 2010 is on the way!!http://www.humanesociety.org/spayday, The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International will once again run an online pet photo contest to provide an opportunity for people to celebrate their animals, win great prizes, and raise critical funds for spay/neuter. In 2009, generous contestants and their friends and family donated more than half a million dollars for spay/neuter programs of The HSUS, HSI, and 203 eligible Spay Day event organizers in the U.S. and abroad.

To see eligibility requirements, register and be listed as a potential beneficiary of the photo contest, please visit: http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/spay_day/tips/spay_day_register.html

 The contest begins Jan. 10, 2010. More info on Spay Day and resources for event planning and publicity are available at http://www.humanesociety.org/spayday.

 

For the animals,

Katie

 

 

Katie Lisnik
Maine State Director

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