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Welcome to Global Action Network's
Action for Animals Newsletter! Our Christmas edition features our campaign to pressure Jacob, a national women's apparel retailer with 200 stores across Canada, to stop selling fur. Within days of Global Action Network's campaign launch, Jacob contacted us to negotiate a settlement. I am absolutely thrilled to announce that they have agreed to pull all fur from their store shelves immediately. Please see our Featured Campaign for more information.
To help you have a compassionate and healthy Christmas, we have included some tasty vegan recipes that are ideal for family get-togethers. And, in addition to all of the regular features, we have included a terrific downloadable image for your computer desktop.
Thank you for choosing to support Global Action Network. Together, we really are saving lives.
For the animals,
Andrew Plumby, Director Featured Campaign:
Victory for the Animals: On Wednesday, 14 December 2005 Global Action Network launched a campaign encouraging Jacob to go fur free. A day later, Jacob contacted Global Action Network in order to negotiate an end to the campaign. According to the terms of the agreement Jacob will immediately pull all fur from its shelves and pledge not to sell or promote fur in the future... MoreAction Alerts:
Philippines Dogs: Please take a moment of your time to write to the Philippines Ambassador to Canada regarding the practice of dog eating... More
Seal Hunt: Please send an email to the Liberal Party of Canada expressing your dissatisfaction with their support of the seal hunt, the world's largest slaughter of marine mammals... More Compassionate Living:
Christmas Recipes: For too long, vegan food has been described as bland, particularly at Christmas. We have compiled a list of mouthwatering vegan recipes that will impress meat-eaters and vegans alike... More
Fashion: As if all the brand-names and logos weren't confusing enough, one also has to consider that animals may have died or suffered to produce an item of clothing. It is pretty clear that animals are killed to make fur garments and leather, but many people think that other products, such as wool and down, don't hurt the animals that provide them. This couldn't be further from the truth... More Animal News:
Millions of dogs and cats in China are being bludgeoned, hanged, bled to death, and strangled with wire nooses so that their fur can be turned into trim and trinkets. This fur is often deliberately mislabeled as fur from other species and is exported to countries throughout the world, including Canada... More
For an animal with a brain the size of a pinhead, the honeybee possesses remarkable mental abilities. It has already been shown that they can count; now it seems they can recognize human faces... More Exceptional Animals:
Despite the stereotypes, sheep are very intelligent social animals with good memories. They remember the sheep and humans they've met and form lasting friendships with their flock mates... More