Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Urgent: Tell Your Federal Representatives to Demand Animals' Safe Evacuation From New Orleans!

Very important.

Urgent: Tell Your Federal Representatives to Demand Animals' Safe Evacuation
From New Orleans!

Dear Friend,

Your immediate attention and response is requested. No animal rescue groups
have been allowed into New Orleans to help animals, who have been left
stranded on their own. Sending money is not solving the animals' problem,
which is worsening by the hour.

Meanwhile, federal
16717066> authorities are forcing everyone-including elderly residents who
have stayed in water-logged residences for five days just to safeguard their
beloved animals-to leave their animals behind to starve. In some cases,
people are told that they must choose between bringing vital medicine and
bringing their dog when they are evacuated. This is illegal and it must

PETA has issued a media
16717066> advisory stating that we will prosecute any known violators, but
that is not stopping federal evacuators from insisting that animals be left
to die. Today, Rue
16717066> McClanahan wrote to President George W. Bush, calling on him to
order officials to allow people to evacuate with their animals.

Please, immediately call your member of Congress today to ask that people be
allowed to evacuate with their animals. Leave messages for them in
Washington and at their home offices and get everyone you know to call. The
names of-and contact information for-your representative
16717066> and senators
16717066> can be found online. Please forward
16717066> this alert to others willing to lend their voices to help with
this emergency.

Thank you for your compassion for animals and for your willingness to act


Daniel Paden
Domestic Animal and Wildlife Rescue & Information Department
16717066> for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

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