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Subject:Tiny kitten urgently needs a mommy!
Time:01:17 am
I came across a very young kitten today who needs to be bottle fed. Can anybody help?

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Subject:11/10: LOHV-NYC's 6th Anniversary Celebration!
Time:12:18 am

Join the League of Humane Voters of New York City (LOHV-NYC) as we celebrate 6 years of political action for animals!

Buy your ticket today! Visit http://www.humanenyc.org or call (212) 889-0303 for details.

Saturday, November 10th, 2007
8:00 p.m. ~ midnight

~ Hosted By ~
Jivamukti Yoga School
841 Broadway, 2nd floor, New York, NY
(Between 14th and 13th Streets)

~ Special Celebrity Guests ~
Peter Max, Nellie McKay, Grant Aleksander and Dan Piraro (list in formation)

~ Celebrating elected officials who have made significant contributions to animal welfare ~
Congressman Eliot Engel, State Senators Frank Padavan and Martin Connor, Assembly member Linda Rosenthal and Council Members Melissa Mark-Viverito and Jimmy Vacca (list in formation)

~ Book Signing ~
Julie Lewin will sign copies of her groundbreaking new book Get Political for Animals and Win the Laws They Need

~ Complementary hors d'oeuvres from New York City's finest vegan restaurants and cash bar featuring organic wines and beers ~

~ Corporate Sponsors ~
Candle Cafe, Counter Restaurant and Wine Bar, Cynthia King Dance Studio, Jivamukti Yoga Studio, MooShoes, Tastee Vegan and Whole Earth Bakery & Kitchen (list in formation)

~ Host Committee ~
Meena Alagappan, Garo Alexanian, Marty Algaze, Helen Bala, Josephine Bellaccomo, Chloe Jo Berman, Susan Brandt, Jenny Brown, Maryanne Byington, Lawrence Carter-Long, Catherine Clyne, Hon. Danny Dromm, Len Egert, Daniel Elstein, Prof. Julian Franklin, Deborah Gavito, Brad Goldberg, Hon. Lewis Goldstein, Doug Greene, Jane Hoffman, Laura Imperiale, Steve Kaufman, Cynthia King, Patrick Kwan, Olivia Lane, Aubrey Lees, Julie Lewin, Mary Max, Dirk McCall, Marisa Miller Wolfson, Elinor Molbegott, Andy Praschak, Harriet Putterman, John Phillips, Sherry Ramsey, Martin Rowe, Pamela Rice, Jamin Sewell, Michael Schweinsburg, Paul Shapiro, Valerie Sicignano, David Silversmith, Peter Silvestri, Hon. Jerry Simonelli, Julia Szabo, Amy Trakinski, Veronica Vera, Lisa Virgona and Diane West

~ Note on Attire ~
Cocktail attire. Please, no furs. And, wear your most festive socks! Shoes must be removed at the door to the Yoga studio.

Pictured above: Nellie McKay performs at our 5th anniversary gala; the art of Peter Max; State Senator Frank Padavan receives our 2006 Humane Legislator Award from LOHV-NYC exec. director John Phillips.
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Time:03:04 am
I found a kitty, she lives in the little "garden" in the front of my building on the Lower East Side.
She's small, young, extremely friendly to me since i've started feeding her three days ago (sensible enough to run away from strangers who pass by on the street), playful, looves to be petted, even let me comb her with no objections at all. Eats well. In short, a lovely kitty. You can't tell from the pictures, because they were just taken with a flash at night, but her eyes are bright orange. She's way pretty and has a fluffy tail. Wish I could take her...but i live in a studio apt and have two cats of my own.

Can we find her a good home? She seems to love human interaction. She practically followed me home, but i told her she better stay in the garden if she knows what's good for her. :)

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Time:01:54 pm
i'm trying to find homes for 4 rescue kittens. anyone?

im in connecticut, they are 12 weeks old. will be checked by a vet, no vaccinations yet.

one solid grey male
one solid grey female
one solid black male
one black and white male
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Subject:Brooklyn Special Election on Feb. 20: McNally's the Humane Choice
Time:03:13 pm

NEW YORK, FEBRUARY 7 – The League of Humane Voters of New York City (“LOHV-NYC”) announced today that it is endorsing long-time Flatbush resident and community activist Zenobia McNally for City Council in the 40th Council District (Kensington, Prospect-Lefferts, Ditmas Park; parts of Crown Heights, Flatbush and East Flatbush). A vacancy was created in the 40th District when Yvette Clarke was elected to Congress. A Special Election will be held on February 20th.

“LOHV-NYC proudly and enthusiastically endorses Zenobia McNally’s candidacy for City Council in the 40th Council District,” says John Phillips, LOHV-NYC’s Executive Director. “We have spoken with many of the qualified candidates in this race and Zenobia McNally is clearly the best choice for those who care about animals. She has the commitment, intellect and passion to get things done at City Hall.”

“When Zenobia wins this election, she will be able to do so much to help protect the rights and welfare of animals,” said Daniel Elstein, a LOHV-NYC board member who grew up on E. 16th in the 40th Council district. “My community cares about animals and we will show that at the polls on February 20th.”

Among the animal issues McNally supports:

1. The pets in housing Bill, Intro 13. This bill would clarify the existing pet law so that the no-pet clause in a rental tenants lease, once waived, is waived for the duration of the tenant’s occupancy.

2. A ban on the sale of foie gras in New York City. Foie gras, French for “fatty liver,” is called something else by vets: hepatic lipidosis. Ducks are force-fed three times a day to produce the fatty liver disease and are slaughtered before they drop dead from the illness.

3. Funding for humane education programs. McNally also supports a resolution aimed at raising awareness about the current New York State law which mandates instruction in the humane care and treatment of animals.

McNally had this to say of the endorsement: “As we go about the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, we too often forget that animals play an important role in our lives. I support and will sponsor legislation that will protect the rights of animals and their caregivers, and I am honored that the League of Humane Voters have entrusted me with this mission.”

LOHV-NYC’s endorsement process includes a written questionnaire and an in-person interview with its Director and members of its Executive Committee. The final decision on all endorsements is made by its Board of Directors.

LOHV-NYC is the non-partisan political voice of the city’s animal protection movement. For more information, please visit their webpage at http://www.humanenyc.org or call (212) 889-0303.
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Subject:2006 NYC Council Humane Scorecard released
Time:02:11 pm
More info at http://www.humanenyc.org or call (212) 889-0303

NYC Council Members Scored on Animal Protection Records in 2006

New York, January 8 – The League of Humane Voters of New York City (LOHV-NYC) released its 2006 City Council Humane Scorecard today. In it, the 51 members of the New York City Council are scored on a scale from 0 to 100, according to whether they sponsored bills relating to the humane treatment of animals. The average score among all five boroughs was 38. Manhattan scored highest, with an average of 60.

“Millions of New Yorkers care about the humane treatment of animals, and many bring this concern with them to the polls,” said John Phillips, LOHV-NYC’s Executive Director. “The City Council Humane Scorecard holds legislators accountable to humane voters by bringing their records to light.”

The bills legislators were scored on are: the pets in housing bill, Intro 13; the pet shop sprinkler bill, Intro 417; a resolution in support of the New York State humane education mandate, Reso. 497; pedicab regulations (competitors of horse-drawn carriages), Intro. 75; and a bill to help the wild/exotic animals used in performances, Intro. 389. More information on each of the bills is included in the scorecard.

Who are the most animal friendly members of the City Council? Four legislators received perfect scores on the Humane Scorecard: Council Members Rosie Mendez (D-Manhattan), Melissa Mark-Viverito (D-Manhattan), Sara Gonzalez (D-Brooklyn), and Michael Nelson (D-Brooklyn). Mendez, a first-term Council Member, received LOHV-NYC’s Humane Legislator Award in November 2006.

“These four legislators are models of compassion and humane leadership,” Phillips said.

Which Council Members just don’t seem to care? Council Members Maria Baez (D-Bronx), Joel Rivera (D-Bronx), Helen Foster (D-Bronx), Hiram Monserrate (D-Queens), Leroy Comrie (D-Queens), Dennis Gallagher (D-Queens), David Yassky (D-Brooklyn), Albert Vann (D-Brooklyn), Erik Dilan (D-Brooklyn), Charles Barron (D-Brooklyn), Simcha Felder (D-Brooklyn), Kendall Stewart (D-Brooklyn), Domenic Recchia (D-Brooklyn) and Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island) all got a 0 on the Humane Scorecard.

Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan) also received a 0. Although she recently called herself “a staunch advocate for animal rights” in a letter to constituents, Quinn also received a 0 on LOHV-NYC’s 2004-2005 Humane Scorecard.

“We are very disappointed that Speaker Quinn has not taken a leadership role on animal protection issues,” Phillips said.

Download LOHV-NYC’s 2006 City Council Humane Scorecard in PDF format online at http://www.humanenyc.org/scorecards.htm or request copies by calling (212) 889-0303.

The League of Humane Voters of New York City (“LOHV-NYC”) mobilizes public concern for animals through the democratic political process. Recognizing that animal protection is a political issue as well as a moral issue, we campaign for the election of humane candidates to public office. Founded in 2001, LOHV-NYC has become the political arm of the local animal protection movement by building support amongst citizens, activists, political parties, candidates and elected representatives all over the city. LOHV-NYC’s membership now numbers more than 6,000.

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Subject:1/16/07: LOHV-NYC's winter membership meeting
Time:01:53 pm
For more information, visit http://www.humanenyc.org or call (212) 889-0303

Save the date! LOHV-NYC's winter membership meeting will be held on January 16th, 2007! Get involved in taking political action for animals and make new friends at this action-packed meeting and activist gathering.

When: Tuesday, January 16th, 2007 at 6:30pm

Where: LGBT Center, 208 W. 13th St., Rm. 101

RSVP: info@humanenyc.org / (212) 889-0303

LOHV-NYC's soon-to-be-released 2006 City Council Humane Scorecard -- covering humane education, the pets in housing bill and more -- will be available at the meeting. Other agenda items: filling City Council vacancies in Brooklyn and Staten Island; the latest news on the LOHV-NYC/Farm Sanctuary/HSUS campaign to ban the sale of foie gras in NYC; preparing for the return of Ringling Bros. Circus and our fight to pass Intro. 389; humane education in the South Bronx; helping the horses abused by the carriage industry; and much more. Some light food will be provided. Speakers TBA. Don't miss out! There is no charge to attend this event.
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Subject:reminder! animal benefit in NYC
Time:01:11 pm
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Subject:NEW LOCATION!!!!!!!!!!!! animal benefit.
Time:05:54 pm
Flyer under cut

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Subject:Last chance to stop AETA!! Vote on Monday!!!
Time:01:11 am
House Vote on AETA this Monday! This is one of the most
tyrranical bills ever written. Don't let it pass the House! Call your congressperson IMMEDIATELY. For more info, see www.stopaeta.org.

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----- Original Message -----
From: In Defense of Animals
To: wendy@wetlands-preserve.org
Sent: Saturday, November 11, 2006 11:01 PM
Subject: Action Alert -- House Vote on AETA this Monday!

Action Alert -- House Vote on AETA this Monday!

This is your ONLY chance to defeat the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (HR4239, S3880)!
In a late night move on Friday, AETA was added to the House Suspension
Calendar for THIS Monday! This underhanded fast-track maneuver, like the one
in the Senate, means that AETA will not have any debate... only an up/down
Contact your Representative this weekend and Monday morning!

Identify your House Rep: name, fax, e-mail, and phone number at
Then, use our sample letter and/or the talking points below to...
Be a triple hitter for the animals:
Call direct or use the switchboard 202-225-3121
Remember, all contact info is at www.house.gov.
Talking Points!
"As your constituent, I strongly urge you to: (1) vote NO on the Animal
Enterprise Terrorism Act (HR4239, S 3880), which is currently on the
suspension calendar for 11/13 to be voted on Monday after 6:30pm, and (2) to
contact Rep. Sensenbrenner to remove the bill from the suspension calendar.
The measure is much too important to pass without discussion."
The bill must be opposed for the following reasons:
AETA is opposed by more than 130 animal protection, social justice, and
civil liberty organizations including: National Lawyers Guild, Humane
Society of the U.S., ASPCA, Natural Resources Defense Council, and the
League of Humane Voters. Click here for opposition list.
AETA deserves a hearing to afford its many opponents a voice.
AETA denies equal protection under the law and limits freedom of speech and
AETA unfairly brands as 'terrorists' nonviolent animal protection advocates.
AETA unfairly brands as 'terrorism' nonviolent civil disobedience and
undercover investigations.
AETA invokes excessively harsh penalties for comparable offenses.
AETA is excessively broad and vague by covering innocent parties.
AETA may authorize unwarranted wiretapping of animal protection advocates.
AETA has a chilling effect on all forms of social justice and life affirming
AETA interferes with prosecution of real terrorism against the American
Join Us for the Anti-AETA Lobby Day on Monday!
Please join us in Washington, DC for an emergency Anti-AETA Lobby Day on
Monday, November 13, starting at 10 am. Please dress conservatively. The
details will be announced on NoAETA.org by Monday morning. You can also call
800-632-8688 or 202-468-4834.
This alert is sponsored by the Equal Justice Alliance, a national coalition
of social advocacy organizations preserving free speech and equal treatment
under the law by defeating AETA. Details at 800-632-8688.

Thank you and please forward widely and immediately!
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