Congratulations To Animal Rights Activist Casey Affleck.

Below is a guest post by the animal and human rights activist and supporter of free software Luis Leonel.

CALEB CASEY MCGUIRE AFFLECK-BOLDT is not only an American actor and director who has recently won the Golden Globe, BAFTA Award and the Academy Award for Best Actor by the “Manchester by the Sea” American drama film.

He is also an animal rights activist and vegan who has been involved with animal rights campaigns for “People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals” (PETA) and “Farm Sanctuary”.

Please enjoy the art of Casey Affleck and don’t forget to praise him for his compassion and love for the animals.

Casey Affleck Exposes How Big Cats Are Dragged and Hit With Sticks in the Circus.

 

Something Postive :Prisoners Care For Deaf Dogs Displaced by Wildfire

A good deed done to an animal is as meritorious as a good deed done to a human being, while an act of cruelty to an animal is as bad as an act of cruelty to a human being
The Prophet Muhammad: Hadith

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In this world of turmoil, war, disease, greed and exploitation it can feel as though there is no one left who cares about other people or the other beings with whom we share this world. The focus of life seems to be the acquisition of wealth and power at the expense of one another, other animals and the environment. There are though many exceptions and often in the most unlikely places.

This is one of them.

Below is a heartwarming story with a positive outcome for both people and animals.

The so-called Sand Fire that burned for over a week near Los Angeles didn’t only threaten wildlife sanctuaries. Soon after the wildfire started on July 22, Mark and Lisa Tipton, owners of Deaf Dog Rescue of America (DDRA), a non-profit organization that rescues, trains and rehomes hearing-impaired dogs, decided it was better to be safe than sorry. They evacuated the rescue ranch’s nearly 50 residents.

“It was no small feat to assemble crates, pack them into trucks and trailers, and load the dogs,” Lisa wrote on the DDRA Facebook page. “Backbreaking and stressful. We have wonderful paid kennel staff here which is why we were able to evacuate the dogs so smoothly. Nobody got bitten, no loose dogs, no drugs were used. They stayed with us in our time of need and they were rock stars.”

The Tiptons were eventually able to find a temporary home for the dogs at the California state prison in Lancaster, which invited them to bring the dogs there. Mark happens to operate the Karma Rescue Paws for Life dog-training program for the prison’s inmates. It is California’s first and only dog program in a high-security prison. Many of the participants are serving life sentences.

In this program, dogs rescued from high-kill shelters around Los Angeles County live full-time with the participating inmates.

Continue reading the complete article which includes a video:

Prisoners Care for Deaf Dogs Displaced by Wildfire
http://www.care2.com/causes/prisoners-care-for-deaf-dogs-displaced-by-wildfire.html  Please do read the entire article and watch the video. This is a really positive story and shows that compassion exists in places you would least expect showing that for the most part there is good in everyone and people can change. The inmates morale was boosted by their role in the care of these displaced and disabled dogs and as a result of this scheme in just two years 75  dogs were saved from death and now have a forever home.

The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That’s the essence of inhumanity.
George Bernard Shaw

To be doing good deeds is man’s most glorious task.
Sophocles

Brian May: Animal Rights Activism’s Hero

Below is a guest post by the animal and human rights activist and supporter of free software Luis Leonel.

The English musician, singer, songwriter and astrophysicist BRIAN HAROLD MAY, best known as the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen, is one the world’s best guitarists, he’s written some of the most memorable rock anthems of all time, and his band Queen is a global phenomenon. He’s also an animal rights advocate who, along with Anne Brummer, founded “Save Me” in 2010, an animal welfare organisation that campaigns against fox hunting and badger culling.

“Someone asked me recently what I wanted to be remembered for,” May wrote. “We Will Rock You? Playing atop Buckingham Palace? You? Playing atop Buckingham Palace? I said, given the choice, I’d rather be remembered for hastening the end of cruelty to animals and sowing the seeds for true respect in the way we treat all creatures.”

Be sure, Brian May, animal rights activists will remember you with profound gratitude. And don’t worry, too much love from them won’t kill you.

BRIAN MAY Website
http://www.brianmay.com/

BRIAN MAY on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/BrianMayCom/?fref=ts

BRIAN MAY on Twitter
https://twitter.com/BrianMayCom

SAVE ME TRUST
http://www.save-me.org.uk/

Brian May: “In my world, animal welfare would be above politics”
http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/regulars/brian-may-in-my-world-animal-welfare-would-be-above-politics-fox-hunting-ban

Brian May: Me and my animal passions
https://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/2012/sep/29/brian-may-me-and-animal-passions

Dr. Brian May (‘Queen’ Guitarist) Tells Why He Has to Speak for the Animals
http://www.all-creatures.org/articles/ar-queen.html

Rock star Brian May honoured for animal charity work
http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/queen-rock-star-brian-honoured-7296708

Animal Rights Activists Attack

Below is a guest post by the animal and human rights activist and supporter of free software Luis Leonel.

WE ARE AT WAR

Two defenseless ladies from AnimaNaturalis were attacked by cowardly CORREBOUS supporters in TERRES DE L’EBRE, in CATALONIA, SPAIN.

CORREBOUS are cruelty to animals celebrations similar to RUNNING OF THE BULLS (in Spanish, ENCIERRO) that involves running in front of a small group of about six cattle of the “toro bravo” breed that have been let loose in the streets of a town, but differ in that the animals are not directed to any bullring.

AnimaNaturalis is an international animal rights organization whose mission is to establish, promote and protect the rights of life, liberty, and not to be tortured or being considered property of all animals in Spain and Latin America.

Please show your support to animal rights activists of AnimaNaturalis.

AnimaNaturalis Website
http://www.animanaturalis.org/

AnimaNaturalis Internacional on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/AnimaNaturalisInternacional

AnimaNaturalis Internacional on Twitter
https://twitter.com/AnimaNaturalis

AnimaNaturalis España on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/AnimaNaturalisEs/?fref=nf

Four arrested for assaulting the animal rights in a “correbous” (In Spanish)
http://www.elmundo.es/cataluna/2016/05/02/57272f75ca47410e178b45e6.html

The most brutal images of correbous
http://www.lavanguardia.com/vida/20160114/301403933760/imagenes-brutales-video-correbous.html

Demand Punishment for Youths Who Set a Dog on Fire

Below is a guest post by the animal and human rights activist and supporter of free software Luis Leonel.

YOUTHS SET DOG ON FIRE AND RECORDED HIM IN A VIDEO

COWARDLY YOUTHS  set a dog on fire in the SANTA MATILDE community in the municipality of SANTO DOMINGO in SAN LUIS POTOSÍ, MEXICO and recorded him in a video.

The authors of the cruelty to the dog have uploaded the video to YouTube.

Warning! Very disturbing images included in the Video featured in the article below:
http://www.sinembargo.mx/10-04-2016/1646669

Please message JUAN MANUEL CARRERAS LÓPEZ, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF SAN LUIS POTOSÍ, to ask the that these criminals be punished.

JUAN MANUEL CARRERAS LÓPEZ on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/CarrerasGobernador/

JUAN MANUEL CARRERAS LÓPEZ on Twitter
https://twitter.com/jmcarrerasgob

GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE OF SAN LUIS POTOSÍ on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/GobEdoSLP/

GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE OF SAN LUIS POTOSÍ on Twitter
https://twitter.com/GobEdoSLP

GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE OF SAN LUIS POTOSÍ Website
http://www.slp.gob.mx/index.php

 

Please Take Action to Help The People of Tibet

Ask the UK to challenge China over torture

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Please support the following campaign to help the Tibetan people by contacting the UK’s foreign secretary about Torture in Tibet

“The next “UK-China Human Rights Dialogue” is due to take place in a few weeks’ time.

The dialogue is a meeting which normally takes place twice a year in which the UK raises human rights concerns directly with China’s government. The next meeting follows China’s review last November by the Committee Against Torture at the United Nations which found that “the practice of torture and ill-treatment is still deeply entrenched in the criminal justice system” in China and Tibet.

China’s response was simply to claim that torture is not allowed. China’s government has proved that it is unwilling to meet its obligations to end torture under international law. The UK government rarely speaks up strongly on behalf of human rights in Tibet. This is an opportunity for the United Kingdom to add to the pressure put on China by the UN and press for action.

Please send an email to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office to ask them to ensure that torture is high on the agenda for the meeting. Fill in the details below to send the email – you can also change the subject line and the wording for more impact, if you wish.”

Read More an send the e-mail

http://freetibet.org/email_targets/3357?utm_source=Free+Tibet+email+updates&utm_campaign=e9dd598356-March_Newsletter_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8b3b75e260-e9dd598356-39174405&mc_cid=e9dd598356&mc_eid=3268776531#sthash.HMR7568V.dpuf  – anyone may take part you do not need to reside in the UK.

Try and include your own words but if this is not possible just send as it is.

More than 500 Tibet supporters have emailed the UK Foreign Secretary, asking for torture in Tibet to be high on the agenda in the upcoming UK China Human Rights dialogue.

Please take action and share widely we need much much more than 500 signatures so please please send the e-mail.

You might also consider sending a letter or an e-mail from your own e-mail address. Here are contact details for the foreign secretary The Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP:

http://www.parliament.uk/biographies/commons/mr-philip-hammond/105  

It is time the UK took more action to defend the Tibetan people against the grave and continuing violation of human rights that has taken place in Tibet since the beginning of China’s occupation in 1950

Like to do more? Please read the following information and click the link to Free Tibet’s Take Action Page

JOIN OUR STOP TORTURE CAMPAIGN

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“We campaign for an end to China’s occupation of Tibet and for international recognition of Tibetans’ right to freedom. It’s our job to generate more support for Tibet and to do what we can to protect Tibetans’ human rights. We also campaign to make sure governments, companies and individuals don’t do anything which could sustain the occupation or help the Chinese government deny Tibetans their freedom.

You can help us. Our campaigns aim to achieve concrete outcomes which help Tibetans in their struggle and weaken China’s rule. From speaking up for political prisoners to challenging politicians who turn their backs on Tibet, we depend on the actions of individuals to give our campaigns the power to make a difference. Find out more about our current campaigns and how you can help below.

Support peace, justice and freedom: support Tibet.”

Continue reading and take more action: http://freetibet.org/take-action#sthash.OZFRGJY5.dpuf  – please take as many of the suggested actions as you can

Learn More About Tibet

If you are not familiar concerning the situation in Tibet please check out the following:

“Tibet today is one of the most repressed and closed societies in the world.”
 Senator Robert Menendez, Chair of US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, 2012

Read more about the situation in Tibet: http://freetibet.org/about#sthash.dQmWUoN0.dpuf

Read the Latest news From Tibet
http://freetibet.org/news

The nations of the world it seems have turned their backs on the plight of the Tibetan people, it is up to us to speak out in any way we can. Please support the above campaigns. There is no place in our world for torture, suppression and other violations of human rights. Yet the nations of the world fail to speak out and oppose the brutal suppression of the Tibetan people,the genocide of over 1 million people, torture, imprisonment and the destruction of their culture..

I am in the process of reading a book Tibetan Venture written in 1949 by explorer Andre Guibaut who was among the last people to visit Tibet as it once was untouched by the progress and conflicts of the rest of the world. In the preface he writes:

“But though Tibet, protected by its high mountains as by its boreal climate, has managed to escape for a few years from the tragic community of nations, it is not likely to preserve its anachronistic state much longer.Already men of strange purpose armed with wooden pegs and sighting apparatus have penetrated into its territory, and subsequently roads have bitten into the soil of the Lamas and airfields have flattened it.

The Tibetans do not understand these wooden pegs with which the Chinese mark out their tracks, and which bear some resemblance to the pegs which the wild tribes of the eastern mountains , on the far fringes of Tibet, plant around their settlements to drive away evil spirits. They do not realize that these pegs are warning signs that a very ancient civilization, now condemned, is about to disappear. Will that which is to come be an improvement? The time is obviously near when it will be possible to penetrate Tibet by car or plane. Than the Lama civilization will dissolve into tourism . Perhaps I shall be one of the last to have known that very ancient epoch of mankind. ” (Emphasis mine)

That which was to come is certainly no improvement with the genocide of over 1 million people, the eradication of the Tibetan culture, ongoing torture and other human rights violations. Maybe in time Tibet would embrace the modern world with all its advantages but in their own time in their own way not by force, coercion, exploitation and brutal suppression and the continuing violation of their human rights.

Simon’s Supports Cruelty to Animals: Please Sign Petition.

 

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Below is a guest post by the animal and human rights activist and supporter of free software Luis Leonel

SIMONS SUPPORTS CRUELTY TO ANIMALS

“Why would anyone want to wear clothing or accessorize a home with products containing wool or fur that has been ripped from the animals’ skin?,” asks PETA.

LA MAISON SIMONS, commonly known as SIMONS, a fashion retailer in CANADA based in the province of QUEBEC, will reply that many people want to because it continues to sell clothing and home accessories made of fur and angora wool from RABBITS WHO SCREAMED IN PAIN AND TERROR AS WORKERS RIPPED THE FUR OUT OF THEIR SKIN WHILE ALIVE EVERY THREE MONTHS. After several years, the rabbits who will survive this ordeal will be hung upside down and their throats be slit.

Please sign and share the petition to urge Fashion Retailer Simons to halt fur and angora sales.
http://www.peta.org/action/action-alerts/urge-fashion-retailer-simons-halt-fur-angora-sales/?utm_campaign=031816%20PETA%20E-News&utm_source=PETA%20E-Mail&utm_medium=E-News

And don’t forget to message Simons and comment on its Facebook and Twitter pages.

Simons website
http://www.simons.ca/simons/

Simons on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/simons.ca

Simons on Twitter
https://twitter.com/simons_eng