Monday, June 28, 2010

Lions, abortions, and a victory, oh my!

A federal law bans enlisted women serving overseas and other women who rely on military hospitals for their health care from accessing abortion — even if they pay for the services with their own money...
The ban on privately funded abortion services in overseas military facilities endangers the health and safety of servicewomen and military dependents who rely on the military for their health care. Our servicewomen deserve better.
Click here to sign a petition urging the repeal of this ban.
Just a handful of carbofuran— a product that the Environmental Protection Agency says is too toxic for use in the U.S.— can kill an entire pride of lions. Sadly, this awful poison is still sold in stores (and widely used) in many African nations.
Help save something wild. Help save imperiled wild lions. Fill out the form below to sign our petition urging the heads of Botswana, Rwanda and Kenya to keep carbofuran off the shelves— and out of the hands of those who would use it to kill these big cats— and support new protections for Africa's remaining wild lions.
Click here to sign the petition.

Update on action:
Good news, New York! The NYC Senate and Assembly passed the budget bill preserving the statewide spay/neuter program for low-income New Yorkers' animals. This humane legislation that will funnel hundreds of thousands of dollars annually toward this service has been signed into law by Governor Paterson.
This was due in part to action taken at the ASPCA site and The Animal Rescue Site. Thanks for clicking!

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