Posted by: kinshipcircle | September 28, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO AREA – IF YOU DON’T SPEAK FOR THEM WHO WILL?

9/27/09: San Francisco Area –
If you don’t speak for them, who will?

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Animals for sale are wrenched from cages by their feet or wings. Cries of
distress are heard from holding trucks. Packed in tiny, stacked cages
without water, they bake in the sun for hours or days. PHOTO SOURCE:
http://www.lgbtcompassion.org/livemarkets/photos-cc.htm

If you live within 20 miles of San Francisco…
JOIN A POLITICAL ACTION LIST TO FIGHT LIVE MARKETS:
SIGN UP HERE: http://www.kinshipcircle.org/volunteer/

  • CHECK THE SECTION LABELED “OTHER”
  • TYPE IN BOX: SF LIVE MARKETS


Kinship Circle is recruiting people to work with Dr. Rich McLellan, Director
of California’s League of Humane Voters, toward banning live markets.

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If you don’t take a stand for these doomed animals, who will?
We’ve learned that San Francisco’s live markets abuse not only domestic fowl
like chickens and ducks — but also frogs, turtles, rabbits, guinea pigs,
game birds, fish and lobster. Turtles suffer some of the worst conditions…

To date, no merchant has been prosecuted under California Penal Code 597(a),
597(b), 597a, and 597t, which outlaw cruelty to ALL animals. California’s
food/agriculture code is also ignored each time customers move live birds on
public transit and inside car trunks. Animals are ferried into restaurants,
buses, trains, and shared dwellings — often kept alive to be “fresh killed”
prior to meals — in violation of San Francisco’s Health Code 050.

SF authorities have not enforced animal welfare and human safety laws,
citing an exemption for “poultry” and domestic fowl. But California law 599b
identifies “animal” as “all dumb animals” and 597(b) specifies that “every
person who causes any animal…to be tortured, tormented, deprived of
sustenance, drink, or shelter…is guilty of a crime.”

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Volunteer to fight San Francisco’s Live Markets
In the wake of California’s successful Prop. 2 (the 2008 ballot initiative
that bans gestation crates, veal crates, battery cages), Dr. McLellan of
California’s League of Humane Voters sees a chance to “out-vote” the
powerful Asian lobby. “But an opposing interest group needs to pressure them
politically, within San Francisco. It needs to be a well organized political
effort similar to the one HSUS coordinated for Prop 2,” he says.

SIGN UP TO FIGHT SAN FRANCISCO’S LIVE MARKETS:
SIGN UP HERE: http://www.kinshipcircle.org/volunteer/

  • CHECK THE SECTION LABELED “OTHER”
  • TYPE IN BOX: SF LIVE MARKETS


TO PARTICIPATE IN A POLITICAL CAMPAIGN AGAINST LIVE MARKETS:

  • You are a San Francisco resident.
  • Or, you live within a 20-mile radius of San Francisco.
  • Non-residents: Forward this alert to anyone you know in the Bay Area!


California League of Humane Voters will contact you about a strategy session
when enough volunteers have signed on.

League of Humane Voters, California Chapter
Rich McLellan MD, Director
Michiko Vartanian, Communications
ph: 323-666-9075 / email: CA@lohv.org
Facebook: LOHVCA  / Twitter: LOHV-CA

NOT A BAY AREA RESIDENT? YOU CAN STILL TAKE ACTION HERE:
7/21/09: Cruelty For Sale At San Francisco Live Animal Market
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/letter_library/letter_new.asp?LetterID=1847&seriesfirst=true

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