Here’s something to keep all you armchair activists busy. Most of these alerts can be handled via e-mail, but some actually require paper, pen, and postage.
Urge your representatives to oppose Senate Bill 2395 and to protect the baby chicks who are shipped cross-country via the U.S. Postal Service every day. Then write U.S. Postmaster General John E. Potter and ask him to stop the USPS from shipping live birds.
Contact the British ambassador to the U.S. and the British Secretary of State for Defence and ask them to stop supporting the killing of bears for their pelts and let the Queen’s Five Guards Regiments wear faux-fur headpieces instead.
Help protect endangered animals like leatherback turtles and whales by asking the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to disallow the reintroduction of drift gillnet fishing along the U.S. Pacific Coast.
Urge City Council members in Rio de Janeiro to support Claudio Cavalcanti’s bill to make animal experimentation illegal within Rio.
Ask Illinois officials and the owner of Odd Fellows Lake to repair the area’s breached dam and, until then, to humanely relocate the fish before draining the lake.
Contact officials in Roswell, New Mexico, and ask them to follow up on the dog who was shot by its owner—for barking—and to file charges against her if a sufficient case can be made.