Protest Horse Racing Saratoga Track Sunday, August 7, 2016 11am to 1pm

JOIN THE SECOND PROTEST OF HORSE RACING AT SARATOGA RACE COURSE 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 7, 2016

11 AM – 1 PM

This is a second protest this year.  The first protest on July 23rd was great! 35 amazing activists stood together for the horses. Two horses died at Saratoga that very same day while racing. Please join this second protest with other animal advocates to protest the brutal business of horse racing at Saratoga Race Course.

Horseracing protest at Saratoga Racetrack Sun Aug 7 2016 11am to 1pm

Let’s make this a HUGE protest!
We need to get as many people as we can to stand up to the thousands going into the track this day. We know there are many, many of you who  care about these magnificent animals. Please join us to show how many care.

2,000 horses die on or at American tracks each year! Thousands more die at the slaughterhouse bound for a dinner plate in Europe.

Details:

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Corner of Union Ave and East Ave (across from the main entrance)

Signs and leaflets will be provided. Homemade signs make a big impact as well.

Go to Horseracing Wrongs on FB or horseracingwrongs.com to learn more!

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Protest Horseracing at Saratoga Racetrack Saturday, July 23 at 11 AM - 1 PM

PROTEST HORSE RACING AT SARATOGA RACE COURSE 

SATURDAY, JULY 23, 2016

11 AM – 1 PM

Please join with other animal advocates to protest the brutal business of horse racing at Saratoga Race Course.

Horseracing protest at Saratoga Racetrack Sat July 23 2016 11am to 1pm

Let’s make this a HUGE protest!
We need to get as many people as we can to stand up to the thousands going into the track this day. We know there are many, many of you who  care about these magnificent animals. Please join us to show how many care.

2,000 horses die on or at American tracks each year! Thousands more die at the slaughterhouse bound for a dinner plate in Europe.

Details:

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Corner of Union Ave and East Ave (across from the main entrance)

Signs and leaflets will be provided. Homemade signs make a big impact as well.

This is the day after opening day.

Go to Horseracing Wrongs on FB or horseracingwrongs.com to learn more!

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New York could become 1st state to ban declawing of cats

Read the May 18, 2016 article in The Times Herald Record.declawRecord New York State Humane Association strongly supports this ban and is very much opposed to declawing of cats.

Please let the sponsors know that you support their  bills and want to see them move through for an Assembly and Senate vote. Click their names for contact information.

A.1297 – Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal

S.5084 – Senator Joseph Griffo

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New Video Series - "Conversations with Mocha"

Photo of Mocha, sweet orange cat“Conversations with Mocha” is a series of videos sponsored by New York State Humane Association and hosted by Pat Valusek, president of NYSHA. Mocha and Pat are speaking with various people in the community who are involved with the protection and care of animals. (Granted that Mocha makes limited contribution to the discussions and, in fact, frequently has to be removed from the taping, she is definitely part of the hosting partnership.)

Available:

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Urge the Defeat of Bill A9462 that Would Allow the Reintroduction of Snare Traps in NYS

fox-minPlease contact your New York State Assemblymember NOW to vote NO on bill A 9462. Unfortunately the Senate version,  S 2953b, has already passed the Senate but can be stopped in the Assembly.

This bill would legalize the use of cruel and inhumane snare traps  to trap and kill animals such as coyotes and other wildlife in New York.

Call, email, and/or write your Assemblymember to vote NO on bill A 9462.

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NYSHA Publishes Booklet - The Connection Between Animal Abuse and Human Violence

NEW PUBLICATION BY NYSHA!
THE CONNECTION BETWEEN ANIMAL ABUSE AND HUMAN VIOLENCE
By NYSHA Board Member, Harold Hovel, Ph.D.

Animal cruelty is linked directly or indirectly with every type of violent crime and even with most non-violent crime.
Human beings would benefit enormously if fighting animal cruelty (investigating, prosecuting) were taken seriously. Many human lives would be saved and much human suffering would be prevented.  PDF available to download.

Booklet Connection Between Animal Abuse and Human Violence

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Police Training Bill Signed by Governor Cuomo

Bill signed into law by governor

Governor Cuomo has signed this bill (A.7207/S.5320) into law requiring the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets to work with the Municipal Police Training Council and the Division of Criminal Justice Services to develop training and training materials regarding the enforcement of the animal cruelty laws for police, and also to provide written and electronic information regarding the cruelty statutes for police agencies and officers, and district attorneys.

This is very important because even though police are mandated to enforce Article 26 of the Agriculture and Markets Law (encompassing the majority of New York’s anti-cruelty laws), most of their training focuses on Penal and Criminal Procedure Laws. Currently, provisions related to animals are not routinely taught in academies.

Now, thanks to passage of this bill, law enforcement will have the training needed to more effectively handle cases of animal cruelty, creating better outcomes for the animals and people of New York State.

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Support Bill A.7207/S.5320

New York State Humane Association
September 21, 2015
Please Take Action Now to Protect Animals!

Be a voice for animals today!!  Call Governor Andrew Cuomo at (518) 474-8390  or (888) 570-6848.  You can say, “I support Bill A.7207/S.5320 and request that Governor Cuomo sign this important bill into law.”

For years, the New York State Humane Association (NYSHA), along with other advocacy groups and concerned citizens, have been stressing that animal cruelty statutes in New York State are difficult to locate and not widely understood. This has resulted in ineffective enforcement and prosecution in cases involving animal cruelty and abuse.

A critical measure aimed at addressing this issue, introduced by Assemblyman Bill Magee and Senator Patty Ritchie (A7207/S5320)passed both houses of the NYS Legislature this year.  This bill will require the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets to work with the Municipal Police Training Council and the Division of Criminal Justice Services to:

  • develop training regarding enforcing animal cruelty laws for police,
  • create materials about laws involving animals for law enforcement agencies and district attorneys, and
  • provide written and electronic information regarding the cruelty statutes for police agencies, officers, and district attorneys.

Please remember to call today.

If law passes, New York State will provide animal cruelty materials/training on animal cruelty statutes to police officers.

If law passes, New York State will provide animal cruelty materials/training on animal cruelty statutes to police officers.

Thank you!

UPDATE! GREAT NEWS!
This bill was signed into law requiring the development of training and training materials regarding the enforcement of the animal cruelty laws for police and information regarding the cruelty statutes for law enforcement personnel. October 2015

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Comments from Saratoga Track Protester

To Everyone Who Protested at the Saratoga Race Track on  Saturday, July 25, 2015:

This is for all of you who protested at the track yesterday,  along with those of you who were unable to make it. I just wanted to share with you some of my observations. For people holding a plain sign, I don’t think too many comments were made to you. I  made up my own sign that showed two dead horses — many people walked over to me and said:

  • “You ruined my day.”
  • “I don’t want my kids to see that.”
  • “You’re being cruel to people by showing those pictures.”
  • “I didn’t know that these horses go to slaughter.”
  • “What would we do with them all if we don’t race them?”

Of course, I had answers for them all.

My point is – we need more posters with pictures. A picture says a thousand words and gets attention.

We had about 25 protesters. Maybe the next time we’ll have 100.

Sue McDonough,  NYSHA’s Consultant on Cruelty Issues

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Protest Saratoga Racing Course 2015

PROTEST SARATOGA RACE COURSE 2015

SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2015

11 AM – 1 PM

Please join with other animal advocates to protest the brutal business of horse racing at Saratoga Race Course.

Fallen race horse

Let’s make this a HUGE protest!
We need to get as many people as we can to stand up to the thousands going into the track this day. Last year, only a handful of protesters showed up. We know there are many, many more of you that care about these magnificent animals.

2,000 horses die on or at American tracks each year! Thousands more die at the slaughterhouse bound for a dinner plate in Europe.

Details:

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Corner of Union Ave and East Ave (across from the main entrance)

Signs and leaflets will be provided. Homemade signs make a big impact as well.

This is the day after opening day.

Go to Horseracing Wrongs on FB or horseracingwrongs.com to learn more!

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