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Pass a Virginia law requiring dog owners to keep their dogs inside in harsh temperatures

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Legislation is greatly needed in the State of Virginia, requiring dog owners to keep their pets indoors once the temperature drops below 35 degrees, or exceeds 85 degrees. Currently, there is no protection for dogs left outside, and severe weather poses a fatal threat to these defenseless creatures.

Rainbow is a recent example:

On the morning of January 12, 2017, a dog was found frozen to death in Accomack County, Virginia.

Two men have were found to be responsible for the death of this dog when she was left outside in freezing cold temperatures. Her neck was bound by a chain that prevented her from reaching her flimsy un-insulated dog house, and she died an agonizing death, alone.

She was named posthumously named “Rainbow.”

Unfortunately, it is a common practice to leave dogs outside in extreme weather. These are just a FEW cases from Virginia:

Two Pit Bull Dogs Freeze to Death in Frederick County, VA

Owner gets second animal cruelty charge after pit bull dies from heat stroke in Henrico, VA

Two dogs die of heat stroke in Newport News, VA

Suffolk, VA woman charged with cruelty in dog death

Dog dies of excessive heat in Bristol, VA

Dog freezes to death in Accomack County, VA (Rainbow)

Dog Dies After Being Left in Hot Car Outside Virginia PetSmart

The general consensus is that dogs are not susceptible to harsh climates, and that their fur makes them resistant to such temperatures. This is untrue. To the contrary, dogs suffer a great deal in these conditions.

Numerous animal welfare organizations, including the ASPCA and The Humane Society of the United States, have urged pet owners to keep their animals inside during times of extreme and inclement weather that is life-threatening to animals left outside.

Recently, there have been several cases of people leaving their pets chained outside, day and night, in extreme weather. Many of these animals FROZE TO DEATH and there is NO LEGAL RECOURSE TO PROTECT THEM OR TO HOLD THEIR OWNERS ACCOUNTABLE!

We are appealing to you to help us protect our best friends!

Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser recently signed Emergency Legislation on February 21, 2017 to protect animals from harsh weather:

DC Mayor signs “Momma’s Law”

See a similar law passed by Massachusetts last year:

malegislature.gov/Laws/SessionLaws/Acts/2016/Chapter248

Illinois:

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/fulltext.asp?Name=099-0311

And in Indianapolis:

https://www.municode.com/library/in/indianapolis_-_marion_county/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=TITIIIPUHEWE_CH531AN_ARTIVCATR_S531-401GEREANCATR

From Esther’s Kitchen – Esther’s Cheezeburger Tortilla Pizza

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Esther’s Cheezeburger Tortilla Pizza
Cuisine: Esther approved, GF option if using GF tortillas
Prep Time: 15-20 minutes
Bake Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4 -8″ pizzas
Author: Chef Linda
Ingredients
8 (8″) flour tortillas, forked to remove air pockets
Blush Sauce Ingredients
1 (14.5 oz) can organic diced tomatoes
1 Tablespoon ketchup
2 Tablespoons egg-free mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon pink himalayan salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
Topping Ingredients
1-(13.7 oz) package gardein-the ultimate beefless ground, defrosted and divided into 1 cup portions for each pizza
1-1/2 cups Daiya mozzarella style shreds
1-1/2 cups Daiya cheddar style shreds
(4) 1/4″ red onion slices, divided
(4) 1/4 cups diced pickles, divided
1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced, divided
2 cups chopped lettuce, divided

Preheat the oven to 425F. Spray 4 pizza pans with cooking spray. Set aside.
1. Lay the 8 tortillas on your workspace. Use a fork and pierce random areas onto each tortilla. This will prevent the tortillas from expanding during baking. Lay one tortilla on each pizza pan.
2. In a small mixing bowl, combine the Daiya mozzarella and cheddar style shreds. Spread 1/4 cup Daiya cheese mixture onto each tortilla. Place the other tortillas on top of each cheese covered tortilla. Bake in the oven for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven.
2. Add the sauce ingredients to a small bowl. Stir until combined. Spread 1/2 cup sauce onto each pizza leaving about 1/4″ of sauce from the tortilla edge. Spread 1/2 cup Daiya cheese onto the sauce.
3. Place the beefless ground, red onion and tomatoes on the cheese layer.
4. Bake the pizzas for 10-12 minutes at 425F.
5. Remove the pizzas from the oven. Place the pickles and lettuce on the pizzas. Slice and serve. Add additional salt and pepper to taste

For more amazing recipes check out Esther’s Kitchen on Facebook

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To find out more about the adorable Esther herself, check out her Facebook Page or her Website. I think you will fall in love with her, her kitty and pup siblings & her Dad’s like I did! If you want to join a great cause you can always join Esther’s Army! You can also find out more about Happily Ever Esther and see what the cause is all about!

 

Estherville?!?!

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I’m hoping for Derek, Steve and of course Esther,  this becomes a reality 🐷

 

Stop by the Facebook page to show some support and love:  Esther the Wonder Pig

For more info about Esther stop by the website: Peace. Love. Esther. ESTHER the WoNDeR Pig

Join Esther’s Army: Here

And get some yummy vegan “Esther Approved” recipes @Esther’s Kitchen

Senators Urge USDA To Restore Animal Cruelty Data To Website

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez is calling on the Trump administration to immediately restore animal cruelty information that was recently removed from a government website.

Source: Senators Urge USDA To Restore Animal Cruelty Data To Website

The World Needs More Than Good Intentions

Praying and meditating won’t stop violence, environmental disasters, or inequality. Our spiritual path needs to become one of action.

Source: The World Needs More Than Good Intentions

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!

 

To Save The World

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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.