Wednesday, May 30, 2007


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Subject: Fw: EMERGENCY ACTION! Slaughter of Buffalo Calves Planned by Montana

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From: Buffalo Field Campaign
To: Stop the Slaughter
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2007 10:09 AM
Subject: EMERGENCY ACTION! Slaughter of Buffalo Calves Planned by Montana

Please pass this alert on to everyone you know! Thank you!!

Dear Buffalo Supporters,

Montana intends to capture and slaughter wild buffalo, starting this week. Please take a moment to read this alert and contact the three decision-makers listed below, demanding that they cease plans to capture and slaughter approximately 300 wild buffalo, including little calves, their moms, and families.

The Montana Department of Livestock (DOL) has set up a bison trap near the West Yellowstone airport, on state land and they intend to begin capturing approximately 300 wild buffalo - including tiny newborn babies and their whole families - starting Thursday.

Click here to see photos of the beautiful buffalo babies and their families that are slated for execution:

At an "emergency" Board of Livestock meeting in the Governor's office Tuesday, the decision was made by Montana's acting state veterinarian Jeanne Rankin: the agents will capture and ship all the buffalo to slaughter without testing for brucellosis exposure. Little buffalo calves between one month to a week old will be captured, separated from their moms, and join their family members at the slaughterhouse.

Yellowstone Superintendent Suzanne Lewis was asked at the meeting Tuesday if capturing and transporting the buffalo deeper into Yellowstone would be feasible. While (ironically) the DOL said it is feasible, Suzanne Lewis shot down this option. Apparently Suzanne Lewis would rather forfeit the lives of America's last wild buffalo. She said, "it has never been a policy of the Interagency Bison Management Plan to haul bison into the Park." In other words, she's attempting to wash her hands of this atrocity, handing the fate of these buffalo over to Montana, who intend to haul them all to slaughter.

These buffalo are being charged with the "crime" of trying to live wild and free; in other words, they didn't "stick in the Park" (as if they were velcro) and they are not "responding to hazing" (as if they should behave as cattle). The decision to trap and slaughter comes hot on the heels of brucellosis being discovered in a Montana cattle herd, far to the north and east of Yellowstone, far from any migration route of wild buffalo, far from Yellowstone National Park. There are no cattle currently in the West Yellowstone area and the majority of the bison to be captured and slaughtered pose NO risk of bacteria transmission. Because the bacteria can only be transmitted through contaminated reproductive materials, bison bulls, yearlings, non-pregnant females, calves, and mothers with calves CANNOT transmit the bacteria. Bison are not to blame. Wild bison have never transmitted the livestock disease brucellosis to cattle, and this incident is not their fault either. But the cattle industry wants to blame someone, and as always, they set their sights on wildlife.

These agencies are correctly concerned about the black eye they will receive for committing this act against the nation's last wild buffalo, and with your help, they will get it.

PLEASE CONTACT these three decision-makers TODAY demanding that they cease plans to capture and slaughter the buffalo who are trying to live wild and free! Contact each by phone, fax, and email and let's not let them forget that the world is watching!

* MONTANA GOVERNOR BRIAN SCHWEITZER: Demand that Schweitzer keep his campaign promise to provide tolerance for bison in Montana.
(406) 444-3111 (phone)
(406) 444-5529 (fax) (email)

* MONTANA ACTING STATE VET JEANNE RANKIN: Urge her to withdraw her decision to slaughter Yellowstone bison calves and family groups. Remind her you are boycotting beef and your friends are joining you!
(406) 444-1895 (phone)
(800) 523-3162 (phone)
(406) 444-1929 (fax) (email)

* YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK SUPERINTENDENT SUZANNE LEWIS: Ask her if it's really worth the lives of 300 wild buffalo, including newborn calves, to have Montana ship them to slaughter rather than deeper into the Park.
(307) 344-2002 (phone)
(307) 344-2005 (fax) OR (email)

It's crucial that we flood these offices today! Capture could begin as soon as Thursday, with transport to slaughter beginning Friday. Read BFC's press release from Tuesday at:

Please pass this alert on to everyone you know! Thank you!!


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Thursday, May 24, 2007



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Sent: Wed, 23 May 2007 3:23 pm
Subject: Congratulations, Nichole, on becoming a 2007 Poetry Ambassador!

Dear Nichole,
On behalf of the International Library of Poetry and the National Poetry Month Committee, we would like to congratulate you on receiving the distinguished honor of a 2007 Poetry Ambassador. We would like to thank you for all your efforts during this past month to promote and share your love of poetry with your friends, your family, and your community.

Your name has now been submitted, and you are now officially registered on the 2007 National Poetry Month Poetry Ambassador Online Directory. This directory includes the names of other poets just like you, whose dedication to the art of poetry makes them honored members of this elite assembly.
Nichole Ortberg, You Have Been Selected To Receive The Official 2007 Commemorative U.S. Poetry Ambassador Medal
Nichole, to further commemorate this great honor as a Poetry Ambassador, you have been selected to receive the official 2007 Commemorative U.S. Poetry Ambassador Medal. Famed artist Sandra McCorde specially designed this beautifully crafted, antique bronze medal to celebrate National Poetry Month and to symbolize your leadership as a 2007 Poetry Ambassador. This medal is fashioned after other U.S. medals awarded for a variety of historic achievements, and it is truly a work of art. The commemorative piece is decorated with a 1 1/2" x 3" red and white nylon ribbon. This impressive medal is produced with the highest quality materials that will last for generations. It is sure to become a cherished family heirloom. Your hardest decision will be whether to wear the 2007 Commemorative U.S. Poetry Ambassador Medal, display it in your home, or keep it in its elegant presentation box.

In keeping with the spirit of the celebration, a portion of all proceeds from the sale of this year's medal will go directly to charities that promote the art of poetry. When you place your order, you will receive your 2007 Commemorative U.S. Poetry Ambassador Medal in an elegant presentation box, a numbered certificate of authenticity, your personalized 2007 Poetry Ambassador Certificate with a gold embossed seal (suitable for framing), and the peace of mind in knowing that you are doing everything you can to promote the art that you love.

And that's not all . . . we have reserved a full page to honor this year's Poetry Ambassadors in a future issue of Poetry Today, a literary magazine published by the International Society of Poets and distributed worldwide.

Again, congratulations on becoming a 2007 Poetry Ambassador. As a member of this elite group of poets from around the nation, you should be very proud of this honor. We, here at the International Library of Poetry, are so grateful for all that you do to promote and share your love of poetry wherever and whenever you can.

Yours truly,

Edward Moffet III
Chairman - ILP / National Poetry Month Committee

P.S. Take advantage of receiving the limited edition 2007 Commemorative U.S. Poetry Ambassador Medal. This beautiful commemorative piece is in recognition of your poetic achievements, and it is something you can cherish for years to come. Act quickly, since there are only a limited number of medals available.

P.P.S. Don't stop sharing poetry now that April has ended. Through our network of poets challenging one another, we can continue acts of poetry throughout the year. Please take this challenge to heart and challenge another poet to do the same. Just imagine a world of peace, love, charitable efforts, and poetry.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007





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Sent: Wed, 16 May 2007 2:24 PM
Subject: Tell the NCRR director to permanently adopt the chimpanzee breeding moratorium

Dear Niece,

Please consider taking action online to urge National Council
Research Resources Director Barbara Alving to adopt a permanent
moratorium on the breeding of federally-owned chimpanzees for
use in research labs. Chimps are highly intelligent, research on
them does not always translate accurately to humans, and
alternative methods are becoming more and more available.

I hope you will join me in urging Dr. Alving to adopt the ban
for next year and into the future. It only takes a minute. Here
is the link:

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