Vancouver Animal Rights Campaigns (VARK)

Activists Uniting For The Benefit of Animals

STOP UBC Animal Research Demo January 27 “UBC MONKEY DEATH ROW”

PLEASE ATTEND THIS EXCITING EVENT

 

STOP UBC ANIMAL RESEARCH  TO STAGE “UBC MONKEY DEATH ROW”

Group calls on UBC to stop brutal experiments on monkeys

At 12:30, Thursday, January 27, Stop UBC Animal Research will stage “UBC’s monkey death row” to protest the university’s brutal experiments on monkeys. The demonstration will include four activists dressed as monkeys in bright orange jail suits and in chains caged in a mock jail cell. We invite you to attend this provocative, theatrical event.

WHO: Stop UBC Animal Research. Contact Brian Vincent at 604-551-3324, stopubcanimalresearch@gmail.com

WHEN: Thursday, January 27, 12:30 PM

WHERE: Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby Street (Robson Street side)

WHAT TO BRING: Please bring home-made signs that read, ”UBC Monkey Death Row,” “Stop UBC’s Monkey Business,” “Dead Monkey Walking.” Be sure to wear your “Stop UBC Animal Research” T-shirt. T-shirts will be available at demo for $20.

WHY: Every year, UBC conducts thousands of experiments on cats, mice, pigs, rabbits, monkeys, and other animals. After a month’s-long investigation, Stop UBC Animal Research has discovered that UBC has been:

Injecting toxins into monkeys’ brains to simulate “parkinsonism.” A UBC report obtained by Stop UBC Animal Research states that one researcher is using four to eight non-human primates to create in the animals “a new, progressively degenerative ‘model’ of Parkinson’s Disease.” According to the document, the UBC researcher’s experiment “uses rhesus monkeys which are receiving injections of proteasomal inhibitors into their brains. Head-holding devices have been surgically implanted into the monkeys’ brains, and protrude from the top of the monkeys’ heads, to be hooked up to frames when the researchers want to totally immobilize the animals presumably for injection of drugs and for scans at 3, 6, 9 and 12 months.  The monkeys have been scanned after implantation but before injection, for baseline (or starting point) information. Some animals are to be killed at 6 months, some at 12 months.” According to an April 12, 2010 progress report published by TRIUMF, Canada’s National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics, UBC’s Parkinson’s experiment is active and ongoing. It is anticipated the monkeys will be killed by April, when federal funding for the project ends. Stop UBC Animal Research has offered to buy the monkeys so they can be placed in a primate sanctuary.

 

Administering electroconvulsive shock to monkeys to induce seizures. Electrodes were applied to the heads of six rhesus macaques through which the shocks were given, apparently to cause seizures. For this the monkeys were only given a sedative and a drug to paralyze them. There was no mention of pain relief. The sedative would not cause complete loss of consciousness and inability to feel and, therefore, the concern is whether they were capable of feeling pain and terror. Because they were paralyzed, they would not have been able to show outward signs of suffering. The animals were also subjected to the unpleasant consequences of repeated doses of anesthesia. There is no mention of what happened to the monkeys.

 

Blinding monkeys in vision deprivation studies. Six rhesus macaques were deliberately blinded in one eye by cutting the optic nerve and allowed to live after this brutal mutilation. A second group of monkeys had one eye deliberately damaged by laser to cause a painful increase in pressure known as glaucoma. The animals were allowed to survive this surgery and kept alive, without pain medication, for weeks before being killed.

 

Injecting particles into the fetuses of pregnant monkeys. Three pregnant rhesus macaques were used, probably off-campus at a facility in the US. A tube was inserted into the monkeys’ abdomens and then into the fetuses where particles were injected into the kidneys to cause damage. A few weeks before the fetuses would have been born, the mothers were subjected to abdominal surgery, the fetuses removed and killed after which tissues were collected.

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Action Alert For Primates Shipped on Air Canada Cargo

The British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV), STOP UBC Animal Research and Animal Alliance of Canada are calling on Air Canada to stop transporting primates destined for the research industry. The call comes following a tip-off to the BUAV from a concerned member of staff at Toronto Airport that monkeys from breeding farms in China are flown into Toronto Airport. They are held at the airport overnight, for up to 15 hours or more, before sent on another Air Canada flight to Montreal and their final destination – the research laboratory. The most recent shipment of 48 monkeys arrived in Toronto on Saturday, January 23.

In recent years, an increasing number of airlines have taken the decision to dissociate themselves from the cruelty and suffering that are intrinsic to the trade in primates. These include British Airways, United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Northwest Airlines, Qantas Airways, South African Airways, Delta Airlines, Eva Air and China Airlines. Air Canada is one of only a small number of passenger airlines that continues to be involved in this grim business.

We are calling upon Canadian citizens, Air Canada passengers and concerned individuals and airline passengers from around the world to contact Air Canada to show the strength of public feeling on this issue.

The call to Air Canada has already been picked up by leading newspaper, the Toronto Sun:

http://www.torontosun.com/news/torontoandgta/2011/01/23/17003581.html

 

Please write to Air Canada urging it to stop transporting primates:

President and CEO

Air Canada

Air Canada Centre

P.O Box 14,000

Dorval QC

Canada H4Y 1H4

 

Calin.rovinescu@aircanada.ca

aircanada_customercare_en@mailca.custhelp.com

For more information on the transportation of primates: http://www.buav.org/our-campaigns/primate-campaign/primate-cargo-cruelty

 

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Update on Dog abuser from Malaysia who is being tracked down through internet by concerned citizens

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/mobile/malaysia/article/dog-abuse-video-triggers-online-search-for-culprits/

APPEAL FOR INFORMATION – dog abuse video
A case of horrific dog abuse has just surfaced on Facebook. The video can be viewed at http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1688604428314&comments&ref=mf
I THINK WE HAVE OUR CULPRITS….SEE IMAGES…ONE SHOWS A VIDEO STILL..OTHER IS PHOTO OF DOG..COMPARE FLOOR, DOOR AND SKIRTING!!
Also READ THIS INFO from Douglas Lam (Thanks for info Douglas!!)..
Hi people, this did not happen in Singapore. Some Singaporeans reported to SPCA after seeing this video. According to the person who posted this video, she picked up a thumbdrive in KLCC (Kuala Lumpur City Centre), Malaysia.
And according to …a source there, he is known as Alan, drives a car, Proton Wira, Lic. Plate: NBC 8313 and is often seen at Oug Green Park (Malaysia).
The source also shared that the ex-gf is Doreen Loo by providing her email.
And please kindly stop speculating, there is no evidence that Daniel is Alan. It will not be fair if he is not the guy.
We are now awaiting news. Singapore SPCA can only work with their M’sia counterpart on this.
Puppy lives but basically the video shows this vile man abusing the puppy by making it stand on two legs, like a statue, and shouting and hitting the dog if it dares to move, and the poor dog is terrified.
It is not clear at this time where the abuse occurred although the person who uploaded the video says she found it in a “pendrive” in Kuala Lumpur. We have alerted our contacts in Malaysia and we understand that they are trying to identify the abuser.
The SPCA is appealing for information on the man in the video (see pictures). Please call 6287 5355 ext 9 if you have any information.
Please share this post to pass the message.
We would like to thank concerned members of the public who brought this case to our attention. We hope that the persons involved will be identified soon so that firm action can be taken and justice served.
I THINK WE HAVE OUR CULPRITS….SEE IMAGES…ONE SHOWS A VIDEO STILL..OTHER IS PHOTO OF DOG..COMPARE FLOOR, DOOR AND SKIRTING!!
UPDATE as of Tues 25th Jan..Received email from SPCA..They have all info and thank everyone for their help, and are now pursuring this case, so fingers crossed!!

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Alert! Help Save the Monkeys at UBC!

PLEASE POST AND FORWARD

ALERT: Help save the monkeys at UBC!

Today, the Province newspaper published a story about Stop UBC Animal Research’s campaign to halt UBC’s brutal experiments on monkeys (See “Bid to Save UBC monkeys from grim death”). As noted in the article, STOP has urged UBC to release the monkeys to a sanctuary so they can live their remaining days in peace. After conducting horrific experiments on the monkeys, UBC intends to kill them in the coming months.

TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE TO SAVE THESE MONKEYS!

WHAT YOU CAN DO:
*Donate to Stop UBC Animal Research’s “Adopt a UBC Monkey” project to help us raise the funds for the UBC monkeys. If we can show UBC we have the money to pay for the monkeys to be released and transported to a sanctuary where they can be rehabilitated UBC may surrender them to us. To donate go to the following link and click the donation button: http://stopubcanimalresearch.org/

*Post a comment on the Province’s website. In your comments please urge UBC to release the monkeys to a sanctuary immediately. To comment go to: http://bit.ly/hEeOhy

*Write a letter to the Province editor urging UBC to end its experiments on monkeys and to immediately release the animals to a sanctuary.

To submit letters to the Province editor:
Email: provletters@theprovince.com
Fax: 604-605-2759

*Urge UBC’s President to release the monkeys immediately to a sanctuary so the animals may live their remaining days in peace. To contact UBC President and Vice-Chancellor Stephen J. Toope:

Email: presidents.office@ubc.ca
Phone: 604.822.8300
Fax: 604.822.5055


Stop UBC Animal Research is a community grassroots campaign that employs peaceful, legal, and compassionate approaches to educate the public about the grim realities of research on animals at the University of British Columbia and to ultimately bring about an end to research on animals at UBC. Please visit our website at: http://stopubcanimalresearch.org/

 


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Peaceful Parks Coalition Speaks Up Against Coyote Killing Contests

Peaceful Parks Coalition

January 2011 Ontario government can break its own laws – Winter 2011

In October 2010, Peaceful Parks discovered the Legislation Act.

http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/statutes/english/elaws_statutes_06l21_e.htm#BK83

It outlines the proper procedure and requirements when writing new legislation. It came into force in 2006 under the McGuinty government and was last amended in 2009. Hidden deep within its pages in section 71, is a short clause entitled “Crown not bound, exception”.

It reads as follows:

71. No Act or regulation binds Her Majesty or affects Her Majesty’s rights or prerogatives unless it expressly states an intention to do so. 2006, c. 21, Sched. F, s. 71.”  At first reading, the meaning of the clause was difficult to comprehend. It seemed impossible that a government would exempt itself, and all federal agencies, from its own laws.  But that is exactly the purpose of section 71.We made a simple enquiry to Minister of Natural Resources Linda Jeffery asking whether the minister had given authorization to the Hamilton Port Authority to destroy Double-crested Cormorant eggs and nests in Hamilton Harbour.  It is illegal under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act – section 7. (1) to (3) – to destroy nests and eggs of a wild bird, including cormorants, without prior ministerial authorization.  Minister Jeffery confirmed that she issued no such authorization but provided no explanation. Upon further questioning, the minister’s office quoted section 71 of the Legislation Act as the rationale for issuing no authorization to the Hamilton Port Authority.We attempted to confirm our interpretation of section 71 of the ‘Act” with the minister’s office but they provided no comment.  Section 71 was applied to override the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act.  It is unknown how section 71 of the Legislation Act is applied in other areas of the law or civil society.

Coyote Killing Contests

Last winter several sport hunting outfitters organized coyote killing contests across Ontario.  These hunting contests were defacto coyote bounties and are illegal under Ontario’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act.

Section 11 (1) of the Act reads:

11. (1) Except with the authorization of the Minister, a person shall not,

(a) hunt for hire, gain or the expectation of gain;

(b) hire, employ or induce another person to hunt for gain;

(c) trap for hire, gain or the expectation of gain;

(d) hire, employ or induce another person to trap for gain; or

(e) pay or accept a bounty.

Despite the public rhetoric by the McGuinty government defending coyotes and standing firm against a formal coyote bounty, it quietly approved coyote killing contests by choosing not to enforce section 11(1) of the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act.  No charges were laid against organizers even though the killing contests were well advertised.

The Peaceful Parks now questions whether their decision was made convenient by applying section 71 of the Legislation Act.

Ultimately, it would take a legal challenge to test the strength of section 71 of the Legislation Act.

Special Note:  A letter has been sent to Ontario’s Attorney General asking why section 11 (1) of the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act has not been enforced to stop coyote killing contests in Ontario.  The office of the Attorney General has not yet replied.

Peaceful Parks Coalition

P.O. Box 326, Station B

Toronto, Ontario M5T 2W2

www.peacefulparks.org

1.877.785.8636

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Urge Cranbrook, B.C. to Halt Cruel Deer Control

The city of Cranbrook is considering netting/trucking and/or bowhunting to control the resident deer population. PETA recently informed city officials of the extreme cruelty of these deer-control methods, but our concerns have apparently fallen on deaf ears.

Netting/trucking deer is horribly cruel. Every minute spent entangled in the netting is a terrifying eternity for these easily frightened prey animals. Being netted is terrifying enough, but these deer would then be tied, stacked, and transported in trucks! Transport is rife with loud noises, vibrations, and the smell of fear. Nothing could be more horrifying for these easily frightened prey animals.

Bowhunting is also among the cruelest forms of killing. Many deer are injured by arrows. Bowhunters routinely spend hours tracking the blood trails of injured deer before finding them. Three decades of research tells us that for every one or two deer struck by arrows and retrieved, another wounded animal disappears, never to be found. And these deer aren’t the only victims: Mass killings tear apart families, leaving young and weak animals vulnerable to starvation, dehydration, and predators.

Even the use of sharpshooters armed with rifles would be far less cruel than the methods being considered. Please politely urge the city of Cranbrook to take netting/trucking and bowhunting off the table:

The Honorable Scott Manjak
Mayor, City of Cranbrook
41-10 Ave. S.
Cranbrook, BC, V1C 2M8
250-256-4211 (tel.)
250-426-4026 (fax)
smanjak@cranbrook.ca

The Honourable Angus Davis, Denise Pallesen, Liz Schatschneider, Diana Scott, Jim Wavrecan, and Bob Whetham
Cranbrook City Councillors
41-10 Ave. S.
Cranbrook, BC, V1C 2M8
250-256-4211 (tel.)
250-426-4026 (fax)
reed@cranbrook.ca

Thank you for speaking up for animals!

Sincerely,

Jodi Minion
Wildlife Biologist
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

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British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) joins Vancouver Group Stop UBC Animal Research (STOP)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Free-Press-Release.com) January 9, 2011 –

VANCOUVER, BC – Today, the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV), one of the world’s leading authorities on animal research issues, joined the Vancouver group, Stop UBC Animal Research(STOP), in calling on the University of British Columbia (UBC) to end its brutal experiments on monkeys. The London-based BUAV and STOP discovered that UBC researchers were subjecting monkeys to electric shocks to induce seizures, blinding monkeys by severing their optic nerves and causing painful increases in pressure within the animals’ eyes, and inserting tubes into the abdomens of pregnant monkeys to inject foreign material into their fetuses to cause kidney damage. The fetuses were later killed. The animal advocates said it is likely the monkeys felt “pain and terror” during some of the experiments.

British Columbians need to ask themselves if they are really willing to close their eyes to the torment and despair suffered by these animals, let alone to fund this type of research through their tax dollars and charitable donations,” said Anne Birthistle, an investigator for Stop UBC Animal Research who helped uncover UBC’s experiments on monkeys. “How do we teach our children compassion when we force animals to endure a life of traumatic use in a laboratory? We have to demand that new, cutting-edge scientific techniques be used and relegate to the past these experiments UBC finds too shameful to fully disclose to the public,” Birthistle said.

A BUAV veterinarian, along with STOP, who reviewed the UBC studies found that:

*Six rhesus macaques were deliberately given electric shocks. Electrodes were applied to their heads through which the shocks were given, apparently to cause seizures. For this the monkeys were only given a sedative and a drug to paralyze them. There was no mention of pain relief. The sedative would not cause complete loss of consciousness and inability to feel and, therefore, the concern is whether they were capable of feeling pain and terror. Because they were paralyzed, they would not have been able to show outward signs of suffering. The animals were also subjected to the unpleasant consequences of repeated doses of anesthesia. There is no mention of what happened to the monkeys.

*Six rhesus macaques were deliberately blinded in one eye by cutting the optic nerve and allowed to live after this brutal mutilation. A second group of monkeys had one eye deliberately damaged by laser to cause a painful increase in pressure known as glaucoma. The animals were allowed to survive this surgery and kept alive, without pain medication, for weeks before being killed.

*Three pregnant rhesus macaques were used, probably off-campus at a facility in the US. A tube was inserted into the abdomen of the monkeys and then into the fetus where harmful particles were injected into the kidneys to cause damage. A few weeks before the fetuses would have been born, the mothers were subjected to abdominal surgery, the fetuses then removed and killed after which tissues were collected.

Non-human primates are highly intelligent and sensitive animals. It is unacceptable that they should be subjected to such shockingly cruel and invasive experiments,” said Dr. Nedim Buyukmihci, Emeritus Professor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California-Davis and Veterinary Consultant to the BUAV. “Moreover, despite the suffering and tragic loss of life, the findings in the monkeys are not relevant to humans. Elegant and sophisticated methods exist currently to study, in an ethical manner, human patients in an effort to gain knowledge that will be of benefit to them,” Buyukmihci said.

Though some of the experiments were performed by UBC researchers off the university’s campus, STOP and BUAV said the university was sanctioning cruel, invasive, and ultimately, lethal procedures. The organizations also said the experiments are not only unethical, but the researchers are vainly attempting to artificially induce in the monkeys simple symptoms of what are complicated diseases and conditions in humans. The groups said UBC should instead be focusing on non-animal methods that are not only humane, but are also far more applicable and relevant to humans.

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BUAV has been campaigning for over 100 years to achieve a world where nobody wants or believes we need to experiment on animals. The BUAV is widely respected as an authority on animal testing issues and is frequently called upon by governments, media, corporations and official bodies for its advice or expert opinion. http://www.buav.org/

More information can be found online at http://stopubcanimalresearch.org/

 

Contact Information

  • Name: Stop UBC Animal ResearchCompany: Stop UBC Animal Research

    Telephone: (604) 551- 3324

    Email: ***@gmail.com

    WebSite:

    http://stopubcanimalresearch.org/

  • About the authorStop UBC Animal Research is a grassroots campaign that employs peaceful, legal, and compassionate approaches to educate the public about the grim realities of research on animals at the University of British Columbia and to ultimately end animal research.

 

 

 

 

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Nanaimo An Evening For The Dolphins

If you are in the Nanaimo area please join us for an Evening for the Dolphins!!

WHAT:  We are screening The Cove followed by a talk and slide show by past Sea Shepherd Cove Guardian Tarah Millen.

WHEN: Monday January 17th, 6:30 PM

WHERE: Vancouver Island University, Building 356, Room 109, Nanaimo BC

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Boston Pizza, Thirsty Camel and Tourism Nanaimo OR on their blog at: www.thecoveguardians.blogspot.com

All money raised will help send 3 local activists to Japan this March to act as Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians in an effort to help stop the dolphin slaughter.

Check them out:  http://www.bclocalnews.com/vancouver_island_central/nanaimonewsbulletin/news/111628164.html

 

Thank you!!

Vancouver Animal Defense League

 

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Stop UBC Animal Research Meeting, Sat Jan 8, 2011

DATE: Saturday, January 8, 2011

TIME: 3:00-4:30 PM

LOCATION: Society for Promoting Environmental Conservation, 2150 Maple Street, Vancouver

(Corner of 6th & Maple. Two blocks west of Burrard St.)

See Google maps: http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=wl

If you get lost you may call Brian’s cell at: 604-618-1030

WHAT TO BRING: Feel free to bring some vegan food and drink to share. Also, bring your own cup so we don’t waste paper and plastic cups. Remember, we are renting the SPEC building so please donate a few dollars to help pay for the room. Thanks!

Our January meeting is a very important one. We’ll report on a flurry of campaign activities and new findings about UBC’s research on animals.Plus, we’ll brainstorm about what actions we’ll be taking in the coming weeks and months to alert the public about UBC’s experiments on animals. We plan to kick off some exciting campaign activities in the new year.

Please RSVP so we know how much food and beverages to bring. Thanks!

BACKGROUND: In February, a group of committed animal rights advocates gathered in Vancouver to launch a new and important effort to expose the University of British Columbia’s experiments on animals. Our campaign, “Stop UBC Animal Research,” will play a critical role in educating the public about what really happens behind the imposing walls of UBC’s research laboratories and facilities.

Most students and area residents are unaware that UBC is one of the largest bio-medical campuses in the country. The university annually distributes some 100,000 animals, both large and small, to dozens of UBC affiliated-research projects. UBC researchers in Vancouver and in other related facilities around Canada have been routinely experimenting on animals, including pigs, rats, rabbits, mice, cats, and non-human primates.

Thousands of animals endure a grim existence at UBC. You can help them by joining our campaign to stop experimentation on animals at the university. Please attend our upcoming meeting.

Stop UBC Animal Research is a community grassroots campaign that employs peaceful, legal, and compassionate approaches to educate the public about the grim realities of research on animals at the University of British Columbia and to ultimately bring about an end to research on animals at UBC. Please visit our website at: http://stopubcanimalresearch.org/

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Winners Selling Raccoon Fur

Well, this is it, we are SICK AND TIRED of seeing cheap, cruel fur for sale at Winners, and we are even more sick and tired of being lied to about it!

Winners sells fur from many different species of animals like rabbits, raccoon dogs, mink and foxes, raised on fur farms in several different countries including Canada, Greece, Finland and China.

When contacting Winners in the past regarding their sale of fur they have stated “as long as it is in style, we will continue to sell it.”

When a concerned customer contacted them in regards to a raccoon dog trimmed jacket they were sold and specifically told by Winners staff that it is FAKE FUR, their response was “well our staff are not experts on the subject.”

NOW, this is the latest from WINNERS:

“Hi ****,

Thank you for your email.  We appreciate the time you have taken to contact

us and have taken your comments very seriously.  Your voice does count, and

we will continue to evaluate the sale of fur in our stores.

As a retailer, our goal is to provide our customers with the widest

selection of merchandise, while providing the best quality and value.

Therefore, as a retailer with a diverse clientele, we make every attempt to

understand and satisfy the needs and concerns of all of our customers.

Please be assured WMI does not condone the unethical treatment of any

animal.  Our buyers only purchase fur products from reputable manufacturers

in the industry.  We have very tight systems in place to ensure that we do

not purchase or sell any merchandise containing dog or cat fur. Whenever

possible, our buyers purchase domestically produced goods, where it is

illegal to use dog or cat fur and any new purchases require manufacturers’

documentation that no dog or cat fur is involved.

Our Buyers travel to China periodically throughout the year and tour many

of the factories, however we have Agents who live there that we pay to

protect our interests and to ensure our vendors are abiding by our

agreements.  Be assured we have all of our Vendors sign an agreement that

indicates no fur from endangered species, dog, cat, racoon dog, asiatic

racoon, etc…  will be a part of any product offered to, shipped to or

sold to our Organization by them or their affiliates.


We hope this information answers your concerns.  If you have any other

inquiries, please feel free to contact our toll free Customer Service line

at:  1800-646-9466 in order to speak to one of our Representatives.”

Winners has now stated that they do not sell ASIATIC RACCOON.  The problem is we were in Winners on December 23rd and we found a whole rack of winter jackets with raccoon dog trim labeled as ASIATIC RACCOON. (attached are pictures of the trim and the tag)

THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE!  WE WILL NOT BE LIED TO AND WE WANT WINNERS TO STOP SELLING FUR OF ALL KINDS!!!!!

PLEASE EMAIL WINNERS STAFF AND TELL THEM WHAT YOU THINK OF THEIR BLOODY, CORRUPT, DISHONEST BUSINESS!!!

mike_faulkner@winners.ca, leslie_berg@winners.ca, shannon.johnson@winners.ca, liz.mcdonald@winners.ca, bob.cataldo@winners.ca, sherry.zaremba@winners.ca, Teresa.kakish@winners.ca, mike.kinnon@winners.ca, andrew.todd@winners.ca, judy.schroffel@winners.ca, katie.dryburgh@winners.ca, cheryl.zamalynski@winners.ca, andrea.little@winners.ca, kevin.hale@winners.ca, brenda.mackirdy@winners.ca, brenda.berg@winners.ca, graem.rolfe@winners.ca, kim.stark@winners.ca, connie.johnson@winners.ca, marsha.loft@winners.ca, pat.steed@winners.ca, gary.burney@winners.ca, lauren.henry@winners.ca, brandy.ross@winners.ca, tulin.aulgin@winners.ca, ray.nero@winners.ca, shahin.fooladbary@winners.ca, sharalyn.landon@winners.ca, maura.cowie@winners.ca, gary.howell@winners.ca, cam.badwal@winners.ca, rene.pichett@winners.ca, rob.sewell@winners.ca, helen.abdullah@winners.ca, darlene.abukar@winners.ca, kevin.roberge@winners.ca, debra.sikorski@winners.ca, don.phinney@winners.ca, jason.baird@winners.ca, doug.kleininger@winners.ca, , pat.stead@winners.ca, patty.harris@winners.ca, lori.markel@winners.ca, shannon.pagen@winners.ca, barb.hayes@winners.ca, joel.lohr@winners.ca, joanne.lafrenier@winners.ca, edma.grasfler@winners.ca, lori.kennedy@winners.ca, karen.ramo@winners.ca, kasia.orlow@winners.ca, cservice_department@winners.ca, michael.case@winners.ca

ONE MORE THING!

Winners has stated:
“Our Buyers travel to China periodically throughout the year and tour many
of the factories, however we have Agents who live there that we pay to
protect our interests and to ensure our vendors are abiding by our
agreements.”

We contacted the manufacturer Soia and Kyo whose fur trimmed jackets are for sale in Winners right now.  They told us that Winners has not ever inspected any of their factories, let alone a fur farm, as they are an independent manufacturer.  So Winners has NO IDEA where they source their fur from, or how the animals are treated.

Thank you for your efforts, please forward this email!

VADL

Please note:

This alert is not meant to incite any illegal activities and all the information in this message is for legal use only. We don’t take

responsibility for other people’s actions no matter how much they make us smile. Thanks for your support.

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