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Wednesday, May 11, 2005


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Monday, May 9, 2005

12:11PM - Orlando charities?

The SPCA of Central Florida used to run a thrift shop on Orange Avenue, and whenever I had stuff I or my parents wanted to get rid of (clothes, toys, ceramics, whatever) I would donate it over there. Well, they seem to have closed, and now I'm looking for someplace to donate this stuff. I know there's Goodwill and Salvation Army... does anybody know of any other charity thrift shops in the Orlando/Winter Park area? I'd prefer someplace animal-friendly, but overall I just want to know what my options are.

Saturday, April 30, 2005

5:55PM - Intro

Hello everyone.
I am vegan.
But I mainly joined because I have some baby rats that need to find homes.
They were born March 10 and are really friendly.
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I am in Orlando.
I would really love to find my babies some nice homes (not snake bellies),so if anyone is interested please leave me a comment or email me: Slvrllama27@aol.com
I am asking a $5 adoption fee,not to make money but to make sure these are loved pets and not food for some other pet.Thanks:)

Tuesday, April 5, 2005


Sorry if this isn't allowed, delete if you must...

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Wednesday, February 26, 2003


Hi everyone,

I wanted to tell you all about the Grassroots Animal Rights Conference coming up next month. It's from March 31-April 3rd in Manhatten, New York. Now is the time to register. Check out info about the conference at garc and The Grassroots AR Conference.

Hope to see you there,


Thursday, February 10, 2005

6:53PM - mice in need of homes!

i got 2 white feeder mice for christmas, problem is, they got a boy and a girl, and i didnt have the heart to exchange the boy for another girl

they of course mated :/

Polka dot gave birth to about 13 beautiful babies yesterday


not snakes to be fed to..HOMES

I live in Miami, Florida, so preferably someone who lives here or could find a way to get the mice to them themselves

please please please,
I'm pressed for time
i need to place them or i will have to euthanize them, and i would rather euthanize them being as little as they are and not wait until theyre fully developed

thank you to anyone who helps

Wednesday, February 2, 2005


I am so absolutely PISSED off.

PBS canceled an episode of Buster (a cartoon rabbit that travels and videotapes what he sees, the videotapes are real people, not cartoons or actors) because Buster went to Vermont and visits a family that has 2 mommies (lesbians). They canceled it because Margaret Spelling (new secretary of education 202-401-2000) wrote them to complain that "Many parents would not want their young children exposed to the lifestyles protrayed in the episode". (Did she think they would have sex or make out in the middle of the show?)

First of all..there are ALL kinds of families. Families raised by a single mom or single father (hey, maybe even born out of wedlock....but that "lifestyle" would be ok because, even though they are "sinners" at least they are not GAY), there are families put together by adoption, or children raised by an aunt or grandparent. So what are we telling our kids by not airing this show? We are telling them that not all families are ok. That some families are wrong or unexceptable. I am so FLIPPING angry.

What is next? Obesity is a problem with American children. Are they going to do away with the cookie monster. Hey, who likes the homeless..right? Let's get rid of Oscar the grouch. I guess because spongebob held hands with his pal, Patrick..the far right has decided he is gay and parents should be WARNED. GOD FORBID 2 little boys, that are friends, should be allowed to hold hands. We should throw GI Joe in there face instead. "DON'T hold hands son, shot him. Blow his brains out." What the hell????????

If anyone is interested in passing along contact info..if you are upset by this, please make your voice heard...

Margaret Spelling (202)401-2000
My local PBS in Florida is (407)273-2300
PBS Nationwide Head Quarters (703)739-5000

Tuesday, January 11, 2005


~>  Help Homeless Animals <~

     New Hope for the Holidays has been organized by Topeka, KS area rescue workers; we've often worked closely with them in the past, so when they contacted us with their idea, we were eager to help in any way we could.

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    I assisted in putting together the site for them, and am now helping to spread the word.  Please, visit the site linked below, look it over, think about it, and do what you can.  We're hoping for cross posting of the link, and for people to contact them (or us) with ideas, so feel free.  If you know any shelters in your area, or any people that would be willing to help by posting flyers or distributing the newsletter, (or, of course, adopt) by all means.  The Lucky Ones are featuring any animal that fits the criteria, of any breed or species, from anywhere.  We just need to get their stories into the public's eye.  I know the holidays are technically over, but the idea is a good one, these animals still need help, and the offer of transportation is good until the end of January.

     The reason I post this here is because there is a dog and cat listed in Tampa, FL and another cat in Orlando, FL.  Please give Maddie, Claire, and Kachi a look, as well as the other animals.

    Thank you in advance.

(Please Be Advised : The O in Ones is a zero)

Monday, December 13, 2004


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Friday, December 3, 2004


Hi everyone.
My name is Erin, I am 23, and I am posting here in this animal community to alert you to a serious problem that has killed thousands of animals. You may already know about how hazardous Hartz products are to animals, and I hope you do. This means you have a heads-up. Unfortunately, I did not know, and many others are unaware that an over-the-counter product can KILL your companion animal.

On November 30th, 2004, my cat Sevena had a near-fatal reaction to Hartz Flea and Tick Drops for cats 10 lbs or less. The flea drops were administered properly on the back of her neck, away from her mouth, and she is the correct weight (10 lbs). She was rushed to the vet, and after $200 in vet bills and a day in the hospital, she made it. Sevena is fortunate that she survived. She is now displaying constant neurological problems that will hopefully lessen as time goes by. I had no idea that Hartz flea and tick drops were so lethal, otherwise they would have never been used on my cats. Awareness is the key. The public needs to know the truth, and I am trying my hardest to spread the word to prevent anymore tragedies.

Regardless, this should not have happened in the first place, nor should it have happened to any cat or dog out there. If this were a product for children it would have been outlawed before it even hit the shelves. In my opinion, using this product on your animal is like playing russian roulette. Hartz uses phenothrin, a pesticide that has been around for 50 years, is not nearly as effective, and can be toxic. This problem is going to keep occurring until either Hartz decides money isn't everything, or the EPA demands the product be pulled.

Adverse reactions include the following:
- Dizziness
- Imbalance
- Twitching, jerking of the legs
- Chemical burns
- Loss of fur
- Seizures

Hartz products kill. They are dangerous. Since animals have looser restrictions on the market, these poisonous products are still allowed to be sold over the counter. Thousands upon thousands of poisoning cases happen constantly, but not all are reported. I am willing to bet that many pets died without the owner really knowing what caused the death of their beloved cat or dog.

It is outrageous that this continues to happen. Please join the fight against Hartz Mountain Corporation to have this product removed from the shelves. Tell all your friends, spread the word. Spend a little extra money and buy SAFE flea drops like Frontline and Advantage from veteranary clinics, it may save your pet's life.

I have started a community: stophartz
For further information, visit: http://hartzvictims.org

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

11:57AM - Fur-Free Friday in Tampa!

As I am sure you are aware, Friday, November 26, is Fur-Free Friday, a day when activists from all over the country protest the killing of animals for their fur. Please take an hour of your time to join Florida Voices for Animals and USF SETA in speaking out against the cruel treatment of animals killed in the fur industry. We hope to have a great turnout of activists protesting the exploitation and abuse of animals for their skins.

The demonstration will take place on Friday, November 26, from 11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Saks Fifth Avenue, located at the intersection of West Shore and Kennedy boulevards in Tampa, Fla. As always, please dress appropriately so that our message (not our outer appearances) will be the focus of the protest. We will provide leaflets and posters—so there’s no need to bring anything.

For more information about PETA’s Fur Campaign, check out www.FurIsDead.com. If you have any questions, you can contact local organizer Kris at 813-974-5487 or kdotson@admin.usf.edu.

Thursday, November 18, 2004

12:44AM - I'm just wondering, what are your thoughts on this?


Sunday, November 7, 2004

12:00PM - so amendment 4 DID pass???

Forwarded on behalf of GREY2K USA


Yesterday, victory was stolen from the greyhounds in Florida.

As of Tuesday night, greyhound advocates had actually defeated the $20 million dog track initiative, Amendment 4, by a narrow margin. Because of the close win, an automatic, state-ordered recount seemed likely and we began preparation for just this eventuality. Other groups including the Humane Society of the United States, the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida, In Defense of Animals and Last Chance for Animals immediately expressed their willingness to help with the process.

Then, mysteriously, an additional 78,000 votes appeared in Broward County. 90% of these were counted as “Yes” votes, thus destroying the greyhounds’ lead. Additionally, we received reports of “computer glitches” in several other counties that changed the final vote count announced last night. All requests for a recount were denied.

Clearly, these new results are highly questionable. We have reacted immediately and rest assured that Amendment 4 opponents are preparing legal action now.

Please continue to work with us as we fight the cruelty of dog racing. We know that many of you feel frustrated and hurt, just as we do. Let’s turn that energy towards ending greyhound racing in Florida.

Everyone involved worked very, very hard. Volunteers gave up their weekends and even took off work to leaflet at festivals, political rallies and early voting spots. Let’s make sure this momentum is not lost. For the sake of the greyhounds, we must not give up.

Please keep the faith and keep fighting! We will keep you informed of all developments as they happen.

For the greyhounds,

Carey Theil & Christine Dorchak
PO Box 442117
Somerville, MA 02144
(866) 247-3925

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

4:17PM - election protection card (in case someone screws with your vote)

Download the wallet-sized card from MoveOn and keep it near by. It lists all the numbers you need to call in order to report any uincertainties about the safety of your vote.


Tuesday, October 26, 2004

1:37AM - Photoshopped or not? Let's hope so.

There's an artist, Nathalia Edenmont, who kills cats, mice, doves, rabbits, and other animals, mutilates their bodies, and then takes their photographs. She's on exhibit, among other places, at the Wetterling Gallery in Sweden. She has taken the top halves of five white mice and made them into finger puppets. She beat a cat to death with a stick. And this is called art. This is not only inhumane, but morally reprehensible.

Link to samples of the exhibit (warning! offensive content): http://www.wetterlinggallery.com/archive/nathalia/nathalia_main.htm
The Wetterling Gallery's Justification of her work: http://www.wetterlinggallery.com/newsletter/newsletter.htm

*****Link to the petition against her: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/853089392

Monday, October 18, 2004

10:55AM - any suggestions/ideas will be greatly appreciated

My 11 rescued cats are my family and I love them. If they were human children, people would never tell me to get rid of them and/or accuse me of being a 'rights terrorist'. I need to move but have not found a place where I can take the cats with me. I do not the finances to buy a house -- which would solve the problem since I would not have to worry about getting anyone's permission to have them. I live in Miami and work in Homestead. Does anyone know an animal-friendly place I can make our new home?

Current mood: anxious

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

11:31AM - excuse the ignorance... but what's going on!?

My mother asked me how I'm voting for the 3rd ammendment... She said a lot of animal activists are angry and totally AGAINST changing it. Somehow taxing slot machine gamble winnings and using the money for schools has repercussions affecting animal rights? She mentioned something about greyhound racing... but neither one of us were really sure what the up roar was about...

anyone care to fill me in with any opinions or information you may have on the subject?

Current mood: confused

Thursday, October 7, 2004


Wednesday, September 1, 2004



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For more information on these animals please comment here or call Power's Drive Animal Hospital (in Orlando, FL.) at: 407-299-4850

Since these strays were turned into a hospital and not a shelter, they are only kept a month before turned over to the humane society who will euthanize if not home is found. Thanks!

Crossposted in: alt_central_fl, altorlando, central_florida, disney_cast, florida_aw, florida_friends, florida_lj, floridascene, orlandoactivist, & orlandofl

Current mood: hopeful

Friday, August 20, 2004



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For more information on these animals comment here or call Power's Drive Animal Hospital (in Orlando, FL.) at: 407-299-4850

Since these strays were turned into a hospital and not a shelter, they are only kept a month before turned over to the humane society who will euthanize if not home is found. Thanks!

Crossposted in: alt_central_fl, altorlando, central_florida, disney_cast, florida_aw, florida_friends, florida_lj, floridascene, orlandoactivist, & orlandofl

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