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BREAKING NEWS: Trump administration gets one step closer to approving seismic airgun blasting off East Coast, putting thousands of marine mammals at risk.

This loud and dangerous process for finding oil and gas below the ocean surface could injure as many as 138,000 dolphins and whales, while disturbing millions more.

The time to protect our coast is now.

Tell your member of Congress: Oppose President Trump’s efforts to allow seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic Ocean before coastal communities and diverse marine life pay the price.

TELL CONGRESS: PROTECT MARINE LIFE FROM DANGEROUS SEISMIC BLASTING

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Both the U.S. House and Senate are holding hearings on bills that undermine the Endangered Species Act.

Tell your members of Congress to protect endangered species before it’s too late:

TELL CONGRESS: SAVE THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT FROM EXTINCTION

The Fourth Of July

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❤️💙 Celebrating The Fourth Of July ❤️💙
🛑Please, I can’t stress this enough. I’ve read too many posts about missing pets, injured pets, and worse 😢 from past 4th of July’s. ❣️ Take them out to do their 💩 business BEFORE typical firework times and then keep them safe indoors 😽🐶
Even cats may not be safe.
😠😱😭This is sadly also a time when cruel people do some really bad stuff to animals with fireworks. So don’t presume your pet is safe and the exception.
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And PLEASE, be aware of the problems many combat vets suffer with. PTSD is real and horrifying for them.
💙 Go see a local fireworks show instead of shooting them off in your yard. It’s usually the fireworks going off in your neighborhood that cause the all the fear, danger and damages.
❤️💙 Have a happy,safe,conscientious 4th Of July ❤️💙
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Post Weekend Blog – Hands Across The Sand

18588934_1314472921939746_6418179450578168124_oWow, we had a super busy weekend! And this is how Saturday began, Hands across The Sand at the Virginia Beach oceanfront with Oceana Virginia , Chesapeake Bay Group -Sierra ClubMothers Out Front – Mobilizing for a Livable Climate, Surfrider VB, several more climate/environmental organizations and hundreds of concerned citizens and activists. Our goal is awareness –  🚫Don’t Drill VA!

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We had an amazing turnout! We drew a human line in the sand in protest to drilling off our coast and in support of clean energy, like offshore wind. Off shore drilling would have a profound negative impact on our environment, our local businesses, our beaches and our citizens.

 

 

This weekend has only reinforced that fact that we have to be even more vocal and more active within our communities politically to be the change and keep our country beautiful, clean and environmentally safe!

 

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The last Sumatran elephants need your voice!

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Some of the last Sumatran elephants roam the forest of Sepintun – a habitat that is being trashed for oil palm, pulp and rubber plantations. Conservationists have now discovered the remains of poached elephants there. Tell the authorities to give the elephants’ home the protection it deserves!

Please sign the petition – The last Sumatran elephants need your voice!

 

‘Twas the Night of A Rescue

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‘TWAS THE NIGHT OF A RESCUE

‘Twas a night like all others, when through the whole mill
All the poor souls were howling, so hungry and ill.
The food bowls were empty, all covered with grime,
Such despair, fear and pain … they’d committed no crime.The mill dogs were lying on wire without beds
While visions of freedom danced in their heads.
And all of the breeds, the young, sick and old
Snuggled together to keep warm in the cold.When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
They sprang up in fear to see what was the matter.
Away to the cage bars they flew with a howl;
It must be a person – that creature most foul.Through the dark of the night and the cold and the snow,
There was a rescue afoot, but the dogs didn’t know.
When, what to their wondering eyes should appear,
But two rescue vans and a mission so clear.

And one special lady, so lively and quick,
They knew right away ‘twas Theresa, not St. Nick.
More rapid than eagles her rescuers they came,
And she whistled, and shouted, and called them by name:

“Now Jenny! Now Chuck! Now Dean and Pam.
On Amber! On Brian! Get out of the van!
To the top of the kennel! To the top of the wall!
Let’s rescue these souls for that is our call!”

She was dressed all in sweats from her head to her foot;
Her clothes soon were covered with dirt, urine and poop.
But what did it matter when saving these souls,
Their freedom more precious than silver or gold?

The sick and the old, the moms and the dads,
The puppies, the discards, those hurting so bad.
With hands very gentle, they cut off the chains,
Gave each dog a hug and blessed each with a name.

So many dogs loaded – unwanted no more.
If only they knew how much love was in store!
Theresa spoke gently, but focused on work,
Prepped each for safe travel, then turned with a jerk.

As tears filled her eyes, she looked at those left
And under her breath whispered, “we’ll be back for you next.”
She sprang to the van, to her team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew, like the down of a thistle.

Away from the horror and misery and pain,
Away to a new life, finally free from the cage.
We heard her exclaim as the mill went from sight,
“HAPPY FREEDOM to all, and to all a good night!”

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Source: National Mill Dog Rescue

Signs from Harley

“A picture is worth a thousand words.” And we believe that this picture could be worth not only thousands of words, but also the lives of thousands of dogs. If everyone who loved dogs knew the truth about puppy mills, we could make puppy mills a thing of the past. So with that in mind, we’ve launched our first major anti-puppy mill campaign, Signs from Harley.

To find out more and to donate if you can continue reading  @ Signs from Harley 

 

Dogs are NOT Products!

Sharing and important message!

Sometimes a shirt is more than just a shirt. It’s a conversation starter! A shirt can be a wearable conversation starter to make it easier to spread the message about puppy mills. It’s …

Source: #HarleysDream

100% of funds raised will go to Harley’s Puppy Mill Action & Awareness Project.

Online Auction Benefits Puppy Mill Dogs

NMDR’s Pawsome Auction has a wonderful collection of items! There’s something for you, your home, and your pet, and all proceeds support the dogs we save from puppy mills. Once you click the link, register on the site and then you’ll be all set to start the bidding.

 

National Mill Dog Rescue’s online auction is NOW OPEN for bidding!

Thanks to those of you who donated, our Pawsome Auction has a wonderful collection of items! There’s something for you, your home, and your pet, and all proceeds support the dogs we save from puppy mills. Once you click the link, register on the site and then you’ll be all set to start the bidding.

Web: https://www.biddingforgood.com/NMDR
Mobile: https://bforg.com/NMDR

Source: Online Auction Benefits Puppy Mill Dogs