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NAIA NEWSLETTERS AND OTHER ONLINE PUBLICATIONS

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Introducing the New NAIA Website!

March 1, 2012 http://www.NAIAOnline.org We've launched our New Website! Come check out NAIAOnline.org and tell us what you think about our new website redesign!  ...

Animal Experts Representing Livestock Production, Farming, Science and Pets Petition US Senate to Fo

Animal Experts Representing Livestock Production, Farming, Science and Pets Petition US Senate to Focus on Terrorism: After you write your Congressmen to urge support of an anti-terrorism bill, sign and submit the Request for Action to be included in NAIA’s effort to focus national attention on domestic animal rights and environmental terrorism, strengthen the Animal Enterprises Protection...

A SUMMER GREETING FROM NAIA

August 21, 2009 To Our Loyal Friends and Supporters: Please accept our apology for not writing to you very often this year. It might appear as though we've been missing in action. But there's an important reason you haven't been hearing from us. As you know, every year the animal rights legislative machine cranks up a notch forcing us to spend more of our time fighting for the...

No on Chicago Mandatory Spay/Neuter Ordinance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 28, 2008 NATIONAL ANIMAL INTEREST ALLIANCE (NAIA)  WWW.NAIAONLINE.ORG FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT PATTI STRAND, NAIA CHAIRMAN AND NATIONAL DIRECTOR NAIA@NAIAONLINE.ORG OR 503-761-8962   Chicago, IL – The anti-pet movement has found new life in a proposal that would impose mandatory spay/neuter on most Chicago pet owners. While strongly...

OUR HEARTFELT CONGRATULATIONS TO FELD ENTERTAINMENT   FOR A WELL DESERVED VICTORY

NAIA congratulates Feld Entertainment and Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey for their gigantic victory in the long fought lawsuit waged against them by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), Fund for Animals, (a part of the Humane Society of the United States) and several other high profile animal fundraising groups. In their quest for donors, it is a sad...

NEW BOARD MEMBERS REFLECT NAIA’S DIVERSITY AND GROWTH

he National Animal Interest Alliance is very excited to welcome Dr. Lance Baumgard and Paul Mundell as the most recent additions to our Board of Directors. Paul Mundell is the National Director for Canine Companions for Independence and Lance Baumgard teaches Animal and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Arizona, Tucson. Both represent two fascinating areas of animal expertise –...

RX FOR HEALTHY PETS

Congress is presently considering a Farm Bill that would put more stringent requirements in place for dogs and puppies imported into the US for resale (not for the importer's private use). This is a critically important step toward ensuring public health, healthy pets and the vitality of the pet industry in America. The Centers for Disease Control is also considering a proposal to tighten...

ANIMAL RIGHTS WIN, HORSES LOSE!

NAIA Newsletter: October 12, 2007 by Cindy Schonholtz, NAIA Director 50 HORSES SIEZED IN INDIANA HORSES STARVED AND ATTACKED BY DOGS IN NC ABUSE AND NEGLECT ON THE RISE IN GA FIVE TIMES MORE HORSES SENT TO MEXICO FOR SLAUGHTER Does all this sound familiar? It should, because those opposed to a horse processing ban have been telling lawmakers, media and the horse industry...

FROM FIREARMS TO FIDO “FEEL GOOD” LAWS MAKE THINGS WORSE

NAIA Newsletter: October 5, 2007 PORTLAND, OR – A landmark study published last year in one of America's most respected scholarly journals provides powerful evidence that "feel-good" legislation – indiscriminate and/or unenforceable bans, as well as draconian sanctions applied to behavior that is already illegal – degrades respect for law and reduces compliance, while...

EXCITING TIMES AT NAIA

NAIA Newsletter: September 27, 2007 "These are exciting times for NAIA," said Patti Strand, NAIA National Director and Chairman. "During the last few weeks NAIA has moved its offices to the US Bancorp Tower in downtown Portland and employed a very talented and capable executive director." NAIA is pleased to announce that Kristine Phillips has joined NAIA staff as Executive Director....

FOREVER LASSIE

NAIA Newsletter: September 18, 2007 by Kerrin Winter-Churchill Who among us can predict the legacy we will leave behind in the wake of our lives? For most of us, it is difficult to imagine that the skills and interests particular to our existence will have any lasting effect on the world, and yet the thread of cause and effect runs through every timeline on earth. How we choose to fill our...

” IT’S TIME TO ERADICATE DOGFIGHTING IN THE U.S. ”  NOT JUST TALK ABOUT IT !

For Immediate Release:   July 23, 2007                            For more information contact:National Animal Interest Alliance Patti Strand, National Director 503-761-8962 naia@naiaonline.org     ...

THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR A JOB WELL DONE!

NAIA Newsletter: July 17, 2007 Patti Strand, National Director Sacramento, CA – Finally, California dog and cat lovers can hug their pets and heave a sigh of relief. The three-ring circus doing business as the California Healthy Pets Act, AB 1634, has folded its tent and left town – at least until next January. On July 11, 2007 about three hundred pet enthusiasts descended on...

APPEASING ANIMAL RIGHTS ACTIVISTS WON’T SAVE PETS OR TAXPAYER DOLLARS

SACRAMENTO, CA: When AB 1634, the so-called California Healthy Pets Act, passed the California Assembly on June 6, it was the most controversial bill of the year ― and therein lies a mystery. What motivated lawmakers to pass such a flawed and contentious bill? Perhaps they believed that voting for it would actually reduce euthanasia in California shelters. Or maybe they bought the...

CALIFORNIA HEALTHY PETS ACT ASSURES UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES: ELIM. CA HEALTHY PETS

For Immediate Release:   June 4, 2007                            For more information contact: Patti Strand, NAIA National Director naia@naiaonline.org      http://www.naiaonline.org 503-761-8962 SACRAMENTO , CA -- The...

PIT BULLS PONDERED BY OHIO SUPREME COURT

The Ohio Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in City of Toledo v. Paul Tellings, testing whether a Toledo city ordinance that singled out pit bulls for special restrictions and controls is constitutional. Paul Tellings had lost his case at the municipal court level, won on appeal, and the matter is now appealed by the city to the Ohio Supreme Court. Today’s arguments will be...

THE SEASON OF ANGELS

NAIA Newsletter: December 25, 2006 Catastrophes such as Hurricane Katrina are as overwhelming in their fury as they are in their aftermath. The third strongest hurricane to make U.S. landfall, Katrina cost the lives of at least 1,836 people and wreaked $81.2 billion in damage. The trauma and untold grief suffered by its survivors are incalculable and continue to this day. Horrific as it was,...

VOICES OF REASON WIN THE DAY AETA AWAITS PRESIDENT’S SIGNATURE

NAIA Newsletter: November 20, 2006 On Monday, November 13, 2006, the US House of Representatives strongly voiced its opposition to animal rights terrorism by passing the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (S3880, HR4239). The bill was passed by unanimous consent in the Senate on September 30 and now goes to the President. "This vote is an affirmation of the rule of law — the foundation of...

JUMPING FOR JOY IN PORTLAND!

For Immediate Release: September 14, 2006 Patti Strand, National Director   JUMPING FOR JOY IN PORTLAND! It's Official!  Portland, Oregon is Dog Town USA! (Dog Fancy Magazine)   This award is proof positive that great things are possible when everyone works together! Everyone wins when: dog owners love, train and keep their dogs responsibly; city...

HIGH NOON IN ALBUQUERQUE NAIA URGES SUPPORTERS: STAND WITH RIO GRANDE!

Over the last 30 years, the breeder-enthusiasts who belong to local kennel and cat clubs have led the way in promoting responsible pet ownership. They've developed community outreach networks to educate; provided low-cost dog training classes; hosted microchip, spay/neuter and rabies clinics; done breed rescue; funded shelters and rescue groups; developed sales contracts with spay/neuter...

THE STAMP COLLECTOR

Ed Owens has been a stamp collector (or philatelist) for nearly 50 years, but his hobby has likely never served him as well as it did over the past several weeks, while he led a charge against the abuses of the US Postal Service by The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). The issue was stamps and the use of customized stamps for political and fund-raising purposes, an issue first...

PROTESTING THE PROTESTERS: HSUS MAY FEEL WRATH OF DISILLUSIONED ANIMAL ACTIVISTS AT GENESIS AWARDS

“Where’s the money?” That’s the question Katrina rescuers may be asking tonight during a planned protest at the Genesis Awards, the annual HSUS fete honoring media personalities who have featured animal welfare issues in their work. The protesters want to know what happened to millions of dollars the multinational HSUS raised last summer, supposedly to save animals...

OHIO: THE BATTLEGROUND STATE FOR BSL, OR HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL IN THE BUCKEYE STATE

Cincinnati , Ohio, March 8: Ohio is poised on the cusp of dog law history. Two recent court decisions and a battle over dangerous dog legislation in the state assembly make the Buckeye State the one to watch in the march towards more reasonable, pet friendly animal control statutes. In September 2004, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled  that the state’s dog control breed specific dog law...

NAIA E-News (September 3, 2003)

NAIA provides up-to-date articles and factual information about animals and the environment, and about the war being waged against nature's stewards by animal rights and environmental extremists and terrorists. NAIA Trust advocates responsible positions on animal and environmental issues.© 2003 NAIA   In this issue: SHAC speaks, and a laboratory is bombed NM governor...

CALIFORNIA ARSON FITS DOMESTIC TERRORIST PATTERN!

On August 1, 2003, Rodney Coronado, a convicted animal rights arsonist supported by PeTA, speaks in San Diego at Revolution Summer - the same day a $20 million San Diego apartment project goes up in flames! NAIA calls on the federal government [again] to connect the dots and revoke PeTA's not-for-profit tax-exempt status [ii] A long history … In 1992, a firebomb destroyed a...

NAIA WEIGHS IN ON FAA PROPOSAL FOR ANIMAL TRAVEL

More than two years ago, Congress passed the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2000 that directed the Federal Aviation Administration to write rules for a reporting system to be used by airlines when animals escaped, were injured, or died while in airline custody. The rules change was the result of a campaign by animal rights activists on behalf of a bill that would have required millions of dollars...

LETTERS NEEDED IN OPPOSITION TO THE ‘PUPPY PROTECTION ACT’

NAIA serves the interests of those concerned about animal welfare and responsible animal ownership. For more information about this legislation or any other matter affecting animal welfare or responsible animal ownership, contact NAIA at the following: NAIA website; NAIA Trust; naia@involved.com; (503) 761-1139; or PO Box 66579, Portland, Oregon 97290-6579. Letters needed in opposition to the...

ALLIANCE REVITALIZES NAIA’S CALL FOR CHANGES TO THE US MARINE MAMMAL PROTECTION ACT

In March 2000, participants at the National Animal Interest Alliance Animal law Conference drafted and ratified a resolution urging the US Congress to bring the Marine Mammal Protection Act into compliance with world trade agreements so that the Inuit and other indigenous people can once again benefit from sustainable trade in abundant marine mammal species. At its May 2001 conference, the...

NAIA UPDATES: FEBRUARY 15-28, 2001

New legislative sessions bring new bills that affect animal owners A plethora of new bills affecting animal owners are being dropped into state and federal legislative hoppers as the 2001 sessions get underway. Many communities are looking at breed bans or restrictions and pet number limits while states pursue animal cruelty bills, limits on exotic animal ownership, protection for hunters and...

DOG LOVERS DON RED AND BLACK RIBBONS FOR BREED BAN AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

For Immediate Release: August 28, 2000 For more information, Patti L. Strand, (503) 761-1139; naia@involved.com Portland, Oregon: The National Animal Interest Alliance urges dog lovers everywhere to wear red and black ribbons to show support for responsible dog ownership and opposition to Germany's breed bans and restrictions. Citing dog training as a key element of responsible dog...

ANTI-TERRORISM BILL

Dear Animal Owner, Professional and Advocate: Animal rights and radical environmental groups have escalated their attacks against biomedical researchers, furriers, hunters, trappers, dog and cat breeders, livestock farmers, zoos, circuses, rodeos, exotic animal breeders, and related enterprises in attempts to achieve their political goals through intimidation, harassment, vandalism, arson,...

ACTION ALERTS



ACTION ALERT: ANTI TERRORISM BILL

Request for action by the Senate Judiciary Committee of the Congress of the United States: Animal Experts Representing Livestock Production, Farming, Science and Pets Petition US Senate to Focus on Terrorism. Radical groups espousing animal rights and environmentalism now dominate mainstream movements that in the past promoted animal welfare and conservation. Some of these radical groups...

ANTI-TERRORISM BILL

Dear Animal Owner, Professional and Advocate: Animal rights and radical environmental groups have escalated their attacks against biomedical researchers, furriers, hunters, trappers, dog and cat breeders, livestock farmers, zoos, circuses, rodeos, exotic animal breeders, and related enterprises in attempts to achieve their political goals through intimidation, harassment, vandalism, arson,...

NAIA Action Alert: Louisville Pet Ordinance Hearing

NAIA Action Alert: December 19, 2006 The Louisville Metro Council will meet today, December 19, 2006 to discuss the fate of one of the worst pet ordinances ever considered for passage in the US. It’s imperative that when the council meets, they defeat this legislative nightmare once and for all. If you live in the Louisville area and/or show at the Kentuckiana Cluster of dog shows,...

NAIA E-News (September 3, 2003)

NAIA provides up-to-date articles and factual information about animals and the environment, and about the war being waged against nature's stewards by animal rights and environmental extremists and terrorists. NAIA Trust advocates responsible positions on animal and environmental issues.© 2003 NAIA   In this issue: SHAC speaks, and a laboratory is bombed NM governor...

CALIFORNIA ARSON FITS DOMESTIC TERRORIST PATTERN!

On August 1, 2003, Rodney Coronado, a convicted animal rights arsonist supported by PeTA, speaks in San Diego at Revolution Summer - the same day a $20 million San Diego apartment project goes up in flames! NAIA calls on the federal government [again] to connect the dots and revoke PeTA's not-for-profit tax-exempt status A long history … In 1992, a firebomb destroyed a...

NAIA WEIGHS IN ON FAA PROPOSAL FOR ANIMAL TRAVEL

More than two years ago, Congress passed the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2000 that directed the Federal Aviation Administration to write rules for a reporting system to be used by airlines when animals escaped, were injured, or died while in airline custody. The rules change was the result of a campaign by animal rights activists on behalf of a bill that would have required millions of dollars...

LETTERS NEEDED IN OPPOSITION TO THE ‘PUPPY PROTECTION ACT’

NAIA serves the interests of those concerned about animal welfare and responsible animal ownership. For more information about this legislation or any other matter affecting animal welfare or responsible animal ownership, contact NAIA at the following: NAIA website; NAIA Trust; naia@involved.com; (503) 761-1139; or PO Box 66579, Portland, Oregon 97290-6579. Letters needed in opposition to the...

ALLIANCE REVITALIZES NAIA’S CALL FOR CHANGES TO THE US MARINE MAMMAL PROTECTION ACT

In March 2000, participants at the National Animal Interest Alliance Animal law Conference drafted and ratified a resolution urging the US Congress to bring the Marine Mammal Protection Act into compliance with world trade agreements so that the Inuit and other indigenous people can once again benefit from sustainable trade in abundant marine mammal species. At its May 2001 conference, the...

DOG LOVERS DON RED AND BLACK RIBBONS FOR BREED BAN AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

Portland, Oregon: The National Animal Interest Alliance urges dog lovers everywhere to wear red and black ribbons to show support for responsible dog ownership and opposition to Germany's breed bans and restrictions. Citing dog training as a key element of responsible dog ownership and the sensible alternative to breed-specific laws, NAIA extends the red-and-black ribbon solidarity...