"Richie Ramone, former Ramones drummer, has turned up after a two-decade
absence to speak for the animals! He has been living a very comfortable
life out of the limelight and away from his fans. But, he's now speaking
for the animals.", was written in first press release text of Richie in
After I announced on my site information of his
speech on December 12, 2005, he E-mailed me.
Here's below information letter concerning his speech on December 12, 2005
and then in April, 2006 Richie also wanted me to tell for you of seal
(PHOTO: Just look this pic, and you know why I want part of profits of
my books goes to cancer research without animals, for
Juliana von Wendt
Richie testify about his multiple bad experiences trying to adopt through
the LAAS auction system. This archaic LAAS policy
will be on the Commission's agenda THIS MONDAY (December 12, 2005) at 10
AM in Downtown LA City Hall--200 N. Spring Street, Rm. 1060.
Please click here
go to the title "Auctioning Off Animals." (OR just click
here). Watch this one-minute video of an individual who spoke up at a
recent Commission meeting against the LAAS' ridiculous, unfair, and
unethical practice of auctioning off living animals!
On December 12th, 2005, the Commission will AGAIN take up this issue on
agenda. Unfortunately Ms. Riordan, now commission president, upheld this
practice the last time it was presented and voted on well over a year ago.
Many are hoping she has since seen the light and the commission will vote
to overturn this unethical policy. ADL-LA is concerned however, that Ms.
Riordan, who sets the agenda, did not put it on the agenda for a vote on
Monday. Even though there will be public testimony, nothing will be
resolved on Monday.
The last time this topic was on the agenda well over a year ago, it was
discussed and then a vote taken right then and there after public
testimony was offered, as well as several employees letters read to the
commission speaking about how unfair the policy is to the public at large.
Ms. Riordan should take this to a vote on Monday, because it's been far
too long to have the animals continue to be auctioned off to the highest
bidder. This policy needs to GO--and the sooner the better.
The logical and ethical thing to do is to make this issue one of
"first-come, first-served." If individuals and families with children are
willing to take the time and effort to get up and be the first in
line--waiting hours before the shelter opens, having fallen in love with a
particular dog or cat, puppy or kitten--why not acknowledge that?
Auctioning off animals is NOT a policy in any of the more progressive
shelters like San Francisco.
The LAAS "Auction" policy is simply unethical, outdated and insult to
sentient beings. Please be on hand December 12th at 10am to voice your
concerns over this ridiculous and outdated policy.
Seal hunt protester turns himself in, announces plan for hunger strike
Dr. Jerry Vlasak of California chooses jail over paying fine for seal hunt
By Editorial Staff
One of 11 seal hunt protesters convicted earlier this year of coming
illegally close to the 2005 seal hunt has surrendered himself to
authorities to begin serving a 22-day jail term.
Dr. Jerry Vlasak, a California trauma surgeon, has opted to serve time at
the Provincial Correctional Centre rather than pay a $1,000 fine imposed
by provincial court Judge Nancy Orr.
Vlasak, a highly controversial figure in the animal rights movement, said
he would not pay the fine as long as the federal government continues to
support and promote the seal hunt.
While awaiting transport to jail he took the opportunity to restate his
opposition to the hunt, saying the hunt was both cruel and unnecessary and
existed solely to provide pelts to make articles of clothing for the
Vlasak is the first of the protesters to turn himself in and begin serving
John Mitchell, legal counsel for the high-profile animal rights activist,
said he’s aware of plans by several of those arrested with Vlasak to turn
themselves in and serve their respective sentences.
But none of those individuals have advised Mitchell when they intend to
return to Charlottetown.
Vlasak and his co-accused were members of the Sea Shepherd Conservation
Society and at the time charges were laid they were serving as crew aboard
the society’s ship Farley Mowat.
They were convicted of illegally coming within half a nautical mile of
seal hunters in the Gulf of St. Lawrence on March 30, 2005.
Paul Watson, president of the society, was charged with the same offence,
but won on the grounds that he was within his residence, the ship, the
Charges were laid after an altercation between seal hunters and Sea
Shepherd crew documenting their harvest of young harp seals.
(With files from The Canadian Press)
Richie continues: Thank you again for increasing awareness of the animals
who cannot speak
for themselves. And post this E-mail if you like.
infos also from here and sign the pledge to protect