VeggieBoards banner

1 - 9 of 9 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
414 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
7/19/06--Lebanon Evacuations: NO PETS ALLOWED!<br><br>
KINSHIP CIRCLE ACTION CAMPAIGN<br><br><a href="http://www.KinshipCircle.org" target="_blank">http://www.KinshipCircle.org</a><br><br><br><br>
IN THIS ALERT:<br><br>
1. LETTERS TO MEDIA<br><br>
2. LETTERS TO GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS<br><br>
3. UPDATES<br><br><br><br>
SOURCE OF INFORMATION:<br><br>
Sharon Hopkins, <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a><br><br>
Mary Alice, Alert from the Cornwall's Voice for Animals UK, <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a><br><br><br><br>
National Post (f/k/a The Financial Post) (Canada)<br><br>
Ottawa hires cruise ships for evacuation: Cyprus, then home by air:<br><br>
As many as 50,000 Canadians believed to be in Lebanon<br><br><a href="http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/index.html</a><br><br><br><br>
MESSAGE TO BRITISH NATIONALS IN LEBANON<br><br><a href="http://www.britishembassy.gov.uk/servlet/Front?pagename=OpenMarket/Xcelerate/ShowPage&c=Page&cid=1063634069529" target="_blank">http://www.britishembassy.gov.uk/ser...=1063634069529</a><br><br><br><br>
U.S. public announcements and warden messages<br><br>
Lebanon Situation Update / July 18, 2006<br><br><a href="http://lebanon.usembassy.gov/lebanon/wm071806.html" target="_blank">http://lebanon.usembassy.gov/lebanon/wm071806.html</a><br><br><br><br>
================================================== ==============<br><br>
1. LETTERS TO MEDIA<br><br>
PLEASE WRITE YOUR OWN LETTER TO THE MEDIA.<br><br>
The media does not accept "form letters" and may reject letters on this<br><br>
topic if perceived as part of an organized campaign.<br><br>
================================================== ==============<br><br><br><br>
UNITED KINGDOM MEDIA<br><br>
BBC Feedback Form<br><br><a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/newswatch/ukfs/hi/newsid_4030000/newsid_4032600/4032695.stm" target="_blank">http://news.bbc.co.uk/newswatch/ukfs...00/4032695.stm</a><br><br><br><br>
GMTV (Europe's biggest breakfast show)<br><br><a href="http://www.gm.tv/index.cfm?articleid=678" target="_blank">http://www.gm.tv/index.cfm?articleid=678</a><br><br><br><br>
Duty Office ITV<br><br>
Gas Street; Birmingham B1 2JT<br><br>
ph: 0870 600 6766; fax: 0121 634 4898<br><br>
email: <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a><br><br><br><br>
UNITED KINGDOM - More Television & Media Links<br><br><a href="http://www.i-uk.com/servlet/Front?pagename=OpenMarket%2FXcelerate%2FShowPage&c=Page&cid=1006977151996" target="_blank">http://www.i-uk.com/servlet/Front?pa...=1006977151996</a><br><br><br><br>
UNITED KINGDOM - Media Directory Listing Websites, Addresses, Telephones, Live Links...<br><br><a href="http://www.mediauk.com/" target="_blank">http://www.mediauk.com/</a><br><br><br><br>
CANADIAN MEDIA<br><br>
Letters To Editor, National Post<br><br><a href="http://tinyurl.com/85bvu" target="_blank">http://tinyurl.com/85bvu</a><br><br><br><br>
CANADA - Links To Newspapers, Magazines, Radio, TV<br><br><a href="http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/can-am/washington/reference/media-en.asp" target="_blank">http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/can-am/...e/media-en.asp</a><br><br><br><br>
CANADA - Links to Newspapers<br><br><a href="http://www.pressdisplay.com/pressdisplay/viewer.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.pressdisplay.com/pressdisplay/viewer.aspx</a><br><br><br><br>
UNITED STATES MEDIA<br><br>
CNN News Group -- Anderson Cooper 360<br><br>
1271 6th Ave, 4th Fl.<br><br>
New York, NY 10020<br><br>
ph: 212-522-2761; fax: 212-467-3845<br><br>
web email: <a href="http://www.cnn.com/feedback/forms/form5.html?10" target="_blank">http://www.cnn.com/feedback/forms/form5.html?10</a><br><br><br><br>
Larry King Live<br><br>
web email: <a href="http://www.cnn.com/feedback/forms/form5.html?12" target="_blank">http://www.cnn.com/feedback/forms/form5.html?12</a><br><br><br><br>
UNITED STATES - Find/Contact Local & National Media<br><br><a href="http://www.congress.org/congressorg/dbq/media/" target="_blank">http://www.congress.org/congressorg/dbq/media/</a><br><br><br><br>
================================================== ==============<br><br>
2. SAMPLE LETTER TO GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS<br><br>
Feel free to use portions of our letter, but please add some original<br><br>
thoughts. Hundreds of identical letters may lessen the impact.<br><br>
================================================== ==============<br><br><br><br>
The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada<br><br>
Office of the Prime Minister, 80 Wellington Street<br><br>
Ottawa, ON, Canada K1A 0A2<br><br>
ph: 613-992-4211; fax: 613-941-6900<br><br>
email: <a href="mailto:p[email protected]">[email protected]</a><br><br>
SOURCE URL: <a href="http://pm.gc.ca/eng/contact.asp" target="_blank">http://pm.gc.ca/eng/contact.asp</a><br><br><br><br>
Prime Minister Tony Blair<br><br>
10 Downing Street,<br><br>
London, SW1A 2AA<br><br>
fax: 020 7925 0918; fax from outside the UK: +442079250918<br><br>
web email: <a href="http://www.number10.gov.uk/output/Email_The_PM_Form.asp" target="_blank">http://www.number10.gov.uk/output/Email_The_PM_Form.asp</a><br><br>
SOURCE URL: <a href="http://www.number10.gov.uk/output/Page3.asp" target="_blank">http://www.number10.gov.uk/output/Page3.asp</a><br><br><br><br>
President George Bush<br><br>
The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW<br><br>
Washington, DC 20500<br><br>
comments: 202-456-1111, switchboard: 202-456-1414; fax: 202-456-2461<br><br>
email: <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>, <a href="mailto:p[email protected]">[email protected]</a>,<br><br><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>, <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a><br><br>
web email: <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact</a><br><br><br><br>
Embassy of Canada in Lebanon<br><br>
Lot 12, Autostrade Mezzeh<br><br>
ph: (011 963 11) 611-6692<br><br>
Emergency Operations Centre, toll-free from Canada: 1-800-387-3124<br><br>
From Lebanon, Canadians can call the Embassy at 961 (4) 713-900 or collect at 001-613-996-8885<br><br>
Emergency Operations Centre: <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>, <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a><br><br>
SOURCE URL: <a href="http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/beirut/menu-en.asp" target="_blank">http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/beirut/menu-en.asp</a><br><br><br><br>
Embassy of the United Kingdom In Lebanon<br><br>
British Embassy, Embassies Complex Army Street, Zkak Al-Blat, Serail Hill<br><br>
PO Box 11-471<br><br>
Beirut, Lebanon<br><br>
ph: 00961 (0)1 990400; fax: 00961 (0)1 990420<br><br>
email: <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>, Press & Public Affairs: <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a><br><br>
SOURCE URL: <a href="http://www.britishembassy.gov.uk/servlet/Front?pagename=OpenMarket/Xcelerate/ShowPage&c=Page&cid=1063634069529" target="_blank">http://www.britishembassy.gov.uk/ser...=1063634069529</a><br><br><br><br>
Embassy of the United States In Lebanon<br><br>
U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon<br><br>
Address: Awkar facing the Municipality<br><br>
P.O. Box 70-840 Antelias<br><br>
ph: (961) 4 542600 - 543600; fax: (961) 4 544136<br><br>
American Citizens Services: <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a><br><br>
Public Affairs Section: <a href="mailto:p[email protected]">[email protected]</a><br><br>
SOURCE URL: <a href="http://lebanon.usembassy.gov/" target="_blank">http://lebanon.usembassy.gov/</a><br><br><br><br><br><br>
ALL GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL EMAILS IN THIS ALERT<br><br><a href="mailto:p[email protected]">[email protected]</a>, <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>, <a href="mailto:p[email protected]">[email protected]</a>,<br><br><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>, <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>,<br><br><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>, <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>, <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>,<br><br><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>, <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>, <a href="mailto:p[email protected]">[email protected]</a><br><br><br><br>
ALL WEB EMAILS IN THIS ALERT<br><br>
Prime Minister Tony Blair: <a href="http://www.number10.gov.uk/output/Email_The_PM_Form.asp" target="_blank">http://www.number10.gov.uk/output/Email_The_PM_Form.asp</a><br><br>
President George Bush: <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact</a><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Honorable Officials of Canada, United Kingdom, and United States of America:<br><br><br><br>
I read with dismay about government plans to evacuate Canadian, British and<br><br>
American nationals without their pets. I can only surmise authorities have<br><br>
forgotten the fallout from Hurricane Katrina evacuations with no provisions<br><br>
for animals.<br><br><br><br>
"Hurricane Katrina taught us that many people will not evacuate if they will<br><br>
have to leave pets behind," U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn) stated in<br><br>
support of the pending U.S. Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards<br><br>
(PETS) Act.<br><br><br><br>
Apparently, it was a lesson unlearned. Despite the fact a pet's survival is<br><br>
often integral to the survival of his caregivers, Canadian, British, and<br><br>
American evacuation protocols explicitly ban pets from joining their<br><br>
families aboard vessels leaving Lebanon. As a result, foreigners are<br><br>
releasing companion animals into the streets, primarily in volatile zones<br><br>
where bomb strikes occur.<br><br><br><br>
Some are locking animals inside homes isolated by the escalating violence.<br><br>
For confined pets, death by starvation comes slowly and painfully. Beirut<br><br>
for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (BETA) estimates thousands of animal<br><br>
companions have already been forcibly left behind.<br><br><br><br>
I respectfully ask you to immediately allocate resources for responders on<br><br>
the ground to assist companion animals and their human caregivers. At the<br><br>
very least, please be aware of the crisis unfolding for animals and provide<br><br>
emergency aid for shelter facilities in Lebanon.<br><br><br><br>
Hurricane Katrina etched unforgivable images into the world's conscience: A<br><br>
white dog was ripped from a boy's arms. A bewildered yellow Lab watched his<br><br>
family disappear in a helicopter. An elderly woman couldn't receive medical<br><br>
care unless she deserted her cats. A man and his dog swam and walked for<br><br>
miles before officials ordered him to abandon his only living family member.<br><br>
Hundreds of thousands of companion animals either died in the storm or its<br><br>
aftermath, or were shipped to shelters around the U.S. The lack of an animal<br><br>
preparedness plan was appalling.<br><br><br><br>
ANY evacuation plan that overlooks animals is a bad plan. Forcing humans to<br><br>
flee without their beloved pets only further traumatizes them.<br><br><br><br>
I eagerly await your feedback on this matter of international concern. In<br><br>
the meantime, I intend to alert the media.<br><br><br><br>
Sincerely,
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
21 Posts
Human lives first. Any person would feel terible if they got a pet dog out, but some woman has to die becuase she was forced to wait because of it. We must do all we can to save people first, then what we can help pets, and livestock. That is what Humane treatment is.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,691 Posts
Have people learned nothing from Katrina? Human lives were put in danger because of this stupid rule, when people who were not allowed to bring their four-footed family members refused to evacuate. Other people's mental health suffered in the wake of Katrina after being forced to leave their pets behind. Refusing to rescue a person unless they leave their best friend behind is not humane.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,009 Posts
<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>JacksonMIvegan</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Human lives first. Any person would feel terible if they got a pet dog out, but some woman has to die becuase she was forced to wait because of it. We must do all we can to save people first, then what we can help pets, and livestock. That is what Humane treatment is.</div>
</div>
<br><br><br>
Yes, human lives first, but no one will have to wait if the pets are evacuated with their owners.<br><br>
Why can't we help pets at the same time as humans? Its so sad.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,009 Posts
<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Girlie</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
7/19/06--Lebanon Evacuations: NO PETS ALLOWED!<br><br>
KINSHIP CIRCLE ACTION CAMPAIGN<br><br><a href="http://www.KinshipCircle.org" target="_blank">http://www.KinshipCircle.org</a><br><br><br><br>
IN THIS ALERT:<br><br>
1. LETTERS TO MEDIA<br><br>
2. LETTERS TO GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS<br><br>
3. UPDATES<br><br><br><br>
SOURCE OF INFORMATION:<br><br>
Sharon Hopkins, <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a><br><br>
Mary Alice, Alert from the Cornwall's Voice for Animals UK, <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a><br><br><br><br>
National Post (f/k/a The Financial Post) (Canada)<br><br>
Ottawa hires cruise ships for evacuation: Cyprus, then home by air:<br><br>
As many as 50,000 Canadians believed to be in Lebanon<br><br><a href="http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/index.html</a><br><br><br><br>
MESSAGE TO BRITISH NATIONALS IN LEBANON<br><br><a href="http://www.britishembassy.gov.uk/servlet/Front?pagename=OpenMarket/Xcelerate/ShowPage&c=Page&cid=1063634069529" target="_blank">http://www.britishembassy.gov.uk/ser...=1063634069529</a><br><br><br><br>
U.S. public announcements and warden messages<br><br>
Lebanon Situation Update / July 18, 2006<br><br><a href="http://lebanon.usembassy.gov/lebanon/wm071806.html" target="_blank">http://lebanon.usembassy.gov/lebanon/wm071806.html</a><br><br><br><br>
================================================== ==============<br><br>
1. LETTERS TO MEDIA<br><br>
PLEASE WRITE YOUR OWN LETTER TO THE MEDIA.<br><br>
The media does not accept "form letters" and may reject letters on this<br><br>
topic if perceived as part of an organized campaign.<br><br>
================================================== ==============<br><br><br><br>
UNITED KINGDOM MEDIA<br><br>
BBC Feedback Form<br><br><a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/newswatch/ukfs/hi/newsid_4030000/newsid_4032600/4032695.stm" target="_blank">http://news.bbc.co.uk/newswatch/ukfs...00/4032695.stm</a><br><br><br><br>
GMTV (Europe's biggest breakfast show)<br><br><a href="http://www.gm.tv/index.cfm?articleid=678" target="_blank">http://www.gm.tv/index.cfm?articleid=678</a><br><br><br><br>
Duty Office ITV<br><br>
Gas Street; Birmingham B1 2JT<br><br>
ph: 0870 600 6766; fax: 0121 634 4898<br><br>
email: <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a><br><br><br><br>
UNITED KINGDOM - More Television & Media Links<br><br><a href="http://www.i-uk.com/servlet/Front?pagename=OpenMarket%2FXcelerate%2FShowPage&c=Page&cid=1006977151996" target="_blank">http://www.i-uk.com/servlet/Front?pa...=1006977151996</a><br><br><br><br>
UNITED KINGDOM - Media Directory Listing Websites, Addresses, Telephones, Live Links...<br><br><a href="http://www.mediauk.com/" target="_blank">http://www.mediauk.com/</a><br><br><br><br>
CANADIAN MEDIA<br><br>
Letters To Editor, National Post<br><br><a href="http://tinyurl.com/85bvu" target="_blank">http://tinyurl.com/85bvu</a><br><br><br><br>
CANADA - Links To Newspapers, Magazines, Radio, TV<br><br><a href="http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/can-am/washington/reference/media-en.asp" target="_blank">http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/can-am/...e/media-en.asp</a><br><br><br><br>
CANADA - Links to Newspapers<br><br><a href="http://www.pressdisplay.com/pressdisplay/viewer.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.pressdisplay.com/pressdisplay/viewer.aspx</a><br><br><br><br>
UNITED STATES MEDIA<br><br>
CNN News Group -- Anderson Cooper 360<br><br>
1271 6th Ave, 4th Fl.<br><br>
New York, NY 10020<br><br>
ph: 212-522-2761; fax: 212-467-3845<br><br>
web email: <a href="http://www.cnn.com/feedback/forms/form5.html?10" target="_blank">http://www.cnn.com/feedback/forms/form5.html?10</a><br><br><br><br>
Larry King Live<br><br>
web email: <a href="http://www.cnn.com/feedback/forms/form5.html?12" target="_blank">http://www.cnn.com/feedback/forms/form5.html?12</a><br><br><br><br>
UNITED STATES - Find/Contact Local & National Media<br><br><a href="http://www.congress.org/congressorg/dbq/media/" target="_blank">http://www.congress.org/congressorg/dbq/media/</a><br><br><br><br>
================================================== ==============<br><br>
2. SAMPLE LETTER TO GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS<br><br>
Feel free to use portions of our letter, but please add some original<br><br>
thoughts. Hundreds of identical letters may lessen the impact.<br><br>
================================================== ==============<br><br><br><br>
The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada<br><br>
Office of the Prime Minister, 80 Wellington Street<br><br>
Ottawa, ON, Canada K1A 0A2<br><br>
ph: 613-992-4211; fax: 613-941-6900<br><br>
email: <a href="mailto:p[email protected]">[email protected]</a><br><br>
SOURCE URL: <a href="http://pm.gc.ca/eng/contact.asp" target="_blank">http://pm.gc.ca/eng/contact.asp</a><br><br><br><br>
Prime Minister Tony Blair<br><br>
10 Downing Street,<br><br>
London, SW1A 2AA<br><br>
fax: 020 7925 0918; fax from outside the UK: +442079250918<br><br>
web email: <a href="http://www.number10.gov.uk/output/Email_The_PM_Form.asp" target="_blank">http://www.number10.gov.uk/output/Email_The_PM_Form.asp</a><br><br>
SOURCE URL: <a href="http://www.number10.gov.uk/output/Page3.asp" target="_blank">http://www.number10.gov.uk/output/Page3.asp</a><br><br><br><br>
President George Bush<br><br>
The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW<br><br>
Washington, DC 20500<br><br>
comments: 202-456-1111, switchboard: 202-456-1414; fax: 202-456-2461<br><br>
email: <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>, <a href="mailto:p[email protected]">[email protected]</a>,<br><br><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>, <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a><br><br>
web email: <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact</a><br><br><br><br>
Embassy of Canada in Lebanon<br><br>
Lot 12, Autostrade Mezzeh<br><br>
ph: (011 963 11) 611-6692<br><br>
Emergency Operations Centre, toll-free from Canada: 1-800-387-3124<br><br>
From Lebanon, Canadians can call the Embassy at 961 (4) 713-900 or collect at 001-613-996-8885<br><br>
Emergency Operations Centre: <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>, <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a><br><br>
SOURCE URL: <a href="http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/beirut/menu-en.asp" target="_blank">http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/beirut/menu-en.asp</a><br><br><br><br>
Embassy of the United Kingdom In Lebanon<br><br>
British Embassy, Embassies Complex Army Street, Zkak Al-Blat, Serail Hill<br><br>
PO Box 11-471<br><br>
Beirut, Lebanon<br><br>
ph: 00961 (0)1 990400; fax: 00961 (0)1 990420<br><br>
email: <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>, Press & Public Affairs: <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a><br><br>
SOURCE URL: <a href="http://www.britishembassy.gov.uk/servlet/Front?pagename=OpenMarket/Xcelerate/ShowPage&c=Page&cid=1063634069529" target="_blank">http://www.britishembassy.gov.uk/ser...=1063634069529</a><br><br><br><br>
Embassy of the United States In Lebanon<br><br>
U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon<br><br>
Address: Awkar facing the Municipality<br><br>
P.O. Box 70-840 Antelias<br><br>
ph: (961) 4 542600 - 543600; fax: (961) 4 544136<br><br>
American Citizens Services: <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a><br><br>
Public Affairs Section: <a href="mailto:p[email protected]">[email protected]</a><br><br>
SOURCE URL: <a href="http://lebanon.usembassy.gov/" target="_blank">http://lebanon.usembassy.gov/</a><br><br><br><br><br><br>
ALL GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL EMAILS IN THIS ALERT<br><br><a href="mailto:p[email protected]">[email protected]</a>, <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>, <a href="mailto:p[email protected]">[email protected]</a>,<br><br><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>, <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>,<br><br><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>, <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>, <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>,<br><br><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>, <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>, <a href="mailto:p[email protected]">[email protected]</a><br><br><br><br>
ALL WEB EMAILS IN THIS ALERT<br><br>
Prime Minister Tony Blair: <a href="http://www.number10.gov.uk/output/Email_The_PM_Form.asp" target="_blank">http://www.number10.gov.uk/output/Email_The_PM_Form.asp</a><br><br>
President George Bush: <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact</a><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Honorable Officials of Canada, United Kingdom, and United States of America:<br><br><br><br>
I read with dismay about government plans to evacuate Canadian, British and<br><br>
American nationals without their pets. I can only surmise authorities have<br><br>
forgotten the fallout from Hurricane Katrina evacuations with no provisions<br><br>
for animals.<br><br><br><br>
"Hurricane Katrina taught us that many people will not evacuate if they will<br><br>
have to leave pets behind," U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn) stated in<br><br>
support of the pending U.S. Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards<br><br>
(PETS) Act.<br><br><br><br>
Apparently, it was a lesson unlearned. Despite the fact a pet's survival is<br><br>
often integral to the survival of his caregivers, Canadian, British, and<br><br>
American evacuation protocols explicitly ban pets from joining their<br><br>
families aboard vessels leaving Lebanon. As a result, foreigners are<br><br>
releasing companion animals into the streets, primarily in volatile zones<br><br>
where bomb strikes occur.<br><br><br><br>
Some are locking animals inside homes isolated by the escalating violence.<br><br>
For confined pets, death by starvation comes slowly and painfully. Beirut<br><br>
for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (BETA) estimates thousands of animal<br><br>
companions have already been forcibly left behind.<br><br><br><br>
I respectfully ask you to immediately allocate resources for responders on<br><br>
the ground to assist companion animals and their human caregivers. At the<br><br>
very least, please be aware of the crisis unfolding for animals and provide<br><br>
emergency aid for shelter facilities in Lebanon.<br><br><br><br>
Hurricane Katrina etched unforgivable images into the world's conscience: A<br><br>
white dog was ripped from a boy's arms. A bewildered yellow Lab watched his<br><br>
family disappear in a helicopter. An elderly woman couldn't receive medical<br><br>
care unless she deserted her cats. A man and his dog swam and walked for<br><br>
miles before officials ordered him to abandon his only living family member.<br><br>
Hundreds of thousands of companion animals either died in the storm or its<br><br>
aftermath, or were shipped to shelters around the U.S. The lack of an animal<br><br>
preparedness plan was appalling.<br><br><br><br>
ANY evacuation plan that overlooks animals is a bad plan. Forcing humans to<br><br>
flee without their beloved pets only further traumatizes them.<br><br><br><br>
I eagerly await your feedback on this matter of international concern. In<br><br>
the meantime, I intend to alert the media.<br><br><br><br>
Sincerely,</div>
</div>
<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
I'm just wondering Girlie, if you sent a letter to each of the addresses you named? If you did, thats really nice!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,850 Posts
<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>JacksonMIvegan</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Human lives first. Any person would feel terible if they got a pet dog out, but some woman has to die becuase she was forced to wait because of it. We must do all we can to save people first, then what we can help pets, and livestock. That is what Humane treatment is.</div>
</div>
<br><br><br>
So don't write. She didn't start the thread for a debate.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
0 Posts
Would you leave your pet if you were in a I couldn't leave mine. They are my life. I would sooner risk death than leave them.<br><br><br><br>
Of course I could always steal an aircraft and fly out to a safer area.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,186 Posts
The no "pets"/ companion animals rule is terrible. I can understand if it would take extra effort which interferred with further rescue of people, but that is not always the case. A small dog can be taken along fairly easily. Animals rights aside, if someone loses everything they have, it's a wonderful thing to be able to at least still have a companion animal.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
964 Posts
<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>JacksonMIvegan</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Human lives first. Any person would feel terible if they got a pet dog out, but some woman has to die becuase she was forced to wait because of it. We must do all we can to save people first, then what we can help pets, and livestock. That is what Humane treatment is.</div>
</div>
<br><br><br>
You can always get another human.
 
1 - 9 of 9 Posts
Top