Wednesday, November 28, 2007

"The Advocate" is now online: Read it, share it.

Download a free copy of EBAA's Debut Print Magazine: The Advocate. It's chock-full of interesting campaign and investigative projects we are currently working on. For the past four years, our efforts have steadily grown to advocate on behalf of millions of animals abused in California agriculture. Our new magazine is a celebration of our work and your wonderful support!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Thanksgiving roundup

As Californians gathered around the dinner-table yesterday, EBAA continued its public outreach for poultry. KPFA Radio featured an interview with EBAA on the Evening News concerning the treatment of turkeys at slaughterhouses in the United States. Tune in to the 4-minute poultry segment, which begins at minute 12:20.

Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Federal judge gobbles up courtroom contentions for turkeys

Currently, East Bay Animal Advocates along with The Humane Society of the United States, Mississippi Poultry Workers Equality and Respect, Western North Carolina Workers Center and several poultry consumers are challenging the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s policy of excluding turkeys, chickens, and other birds killed for human consumption from the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act of 1958.

Marilyn Hall Patel, the federal judge presiding over the case, heard arguments for the lawsuit earlier this week in San Francisco. Read a news report from The Poutlry Site about the case. Plus, check out this informative news report from KTVU-2.

Don’t forget to voice for your concern for poultry. Write a quick letter to the USDA today.

There’s a story behind the photograph featured in today's blog. Earlier this month, a hundred car collusion occurred along Highway 99 near Fresno. As The Associated Press image reveals, a live-haul turkey truck bound for the slaughterhouse was involved in the large-scale crash.

The journey to the slaughterhouse is a nightmare. Please educate yourself about the lives of turkeys in the meat industry.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

What's for dinner this holiday season?

Every year over 15 million turkeys are killed for human consumption in California. Today, turkeys are raised under a set of conditions vastly different from what the poultry industry communicates to the public. Modern turkey production commonly induces prolonged pain and suffering in birds raised for meat. We invite you to learn more about this important topic:

Click here to read about California's turkey production.

Click here to discover the free-range turkey myth.

Click here to learn about animal suffering in the U.S. turkey industry.

Throughout the 2007 holiday season, EBAA will be sponsoring an ad campaign with The San Francisco Chronicle. Our new online ad will be featured on the Chronicle's website to educate millions of California consumers about modern turkey production practices.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

State agrees to relocate Martinez beavers

Thanks for writing the City of Martinez. Public pressure did the trick!

The Contra Costa Times reports today:

"The state has agreed to issue a relocation permit for a family of beavers in Martinez, amid an outcry from children and nature lovers over a city conclusion that the creatures should be killed and their dam removed to prevent downtown flooding.

The beavers will be trapped by the Lindsay Wildlife Museum, which will evaluate their health, and they will be released later in an area approved by the state, said Martinez Mayor Rob Schroder and California Department of Fish and Game spokesman Steve Martarano.

'After a quick survey, I've gotten 150 e-mails, 100 percent of them say don't kill the beavers,' said Schroder, who approached the state Monday through labor leader Jim Kellogg, who is a member of the Fish and Game Commission."

We are busy bees this week!

November is a hectic time for us. But, staying busy keeps us out of trouble, of course!

If you have some free time this week, why don’t you join us for some outreach?

  • Tonight will be gathering signatures and preparing a magazine mailing at Pizza Plaza at 7pm. From 5 PM to 11 PM, Pizza Plaza will donate ten-percent of your bill to EBAA.
  • Saturday is our monthly Work Day at Harvest Home. Then, we are rolling out to Richmond’s Point Isabel for more signatures for the Humane California Campaign.
  • We will be back at Point Isabel on Sunday for ballot initiative signings.
  • On Monday, EBAA will present at Menlo College and Menlo School in Atherton on the topics of animal welfare and egg production.

Shoot us an email to participate:

Monday, November 5, 2007

Leave it to the beavers.

Although EBAA’s efforts are focused namely on the humane treatment of animals in agriculture, a very important wildlife matter is pending locally that we wanted to share with you. The City of Martinez is reviewing a proposal to euthanize an active family of beavers that have assembled a dam along Alhambra Creek. Read up on this issue online now.

Please join EBAA in voicing opposition to this unnecessary plan. There are a variety of humane options city officials must consider. Please contact the Martinez City Council today. If you live in Martinez, attend the Martinez City Council meeting on Wednesday, November 7 at 7:00 PM at City Hall (525 Henrietta Street in Downtown Martinez).