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Ask the Governor of Vermont to Veto Pro-Puppy Mill legislation - MAY 26, 2017






May 25, 2017


SHARK is working closely with prominent activists in Vermont to kill legislation, H.218, that would reduce minimum cage sizes for dogs and cats. Only those who treat dogs and cats as commodities would benefit from this, such as puppy mills, as they would be able to have more animals in smaller cages.

A visual representation of the loss of space a small dog will have under H.218.  These numbers come from the Valley News, who did an independent study of the legislation. Smaller cages means animal abusers such as puppy mill owners can crowd more dogs into smaller cages
The bill, H.218, has already passed the VT legislature and has been sent to Governor Phil Scot's desk.  If he doesn't veto it by July 1, it will become law.

Tragically, HSUS has endorsed this bill and, though we have reached out to HSUS President Wayne Pacelle a number of times, they are refusing to join with us in calling for the Governor to veto the bill, and instead are determined to try to save face by not admitting they made a terrible mistake.

We have released a new video on this which proves that cage sizes will be reduced, and calling out HSUS on this issue.
Watch the video HERE
Not only has it been proven H.218 will reduce cage sizes by one of VT's largest newspapers, but SHARK has obtained audio from the senate hearing where H.218 was discussed. The bill's sponsor, John Bartholomew, a former vivisector, admitted that cage sizes will be reduced, and that they even reduced them for cats for no other reason than they were reducing them for dogs.
You can hear former vivisector and VT legislator John Bartholomew in his own words admit they are reducing cage sizes for dogs and cats in our new video
It is also important to note that in Pennsylvania, a law that increased cage sizes for dogs has been putting puppy mills out of business. You can read about that HERE.  The point is, if larger cages kills puppy mills, smaller cages helps them.  That is why this legislation is inexcusable.
Please immediately contact VT Governor Phil Scott and ask him to veto H.218

Leave a message at 1-802-828-3333 or email:

Please also contact Wayne Pacelle and tell him if this bill passes, it will be because he didn’t have the courage to stand up and do what’s right:
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Canadian Cormorant Slaughter Update





May 15, 2017


As SHARK continues it’s efforts against a cormorant slaughter along the US/CA border on Lake Erie, we want to give you an update to the cruelty that is being committed.

Staff from Parks Canada have landed on the island and are shooting nesting birds by the dozens. A large concentration of cormorants fled the island and are on the water because otherwise they will be shot. Other birds are flying panicked around the island, trying not to be shot, along with those birds who are staying with their nests to protect their eggs from being destroyed.

We have been told that Tammy Dobbie, a Parks CA employee, is the person mainly responsible for the slaughter and that she is present during the shooting and calling the shots. From the horrors we’ve seen, including the maiming of the bird we rescued last week, there has to be something missing from your soul to desire such merciless carnage.

This is not about conservation, it’s about the ultimate cruelty of shooting animals that are trying to protect their offspring. Parks Canada and the Canadian government is staining itself with the blood of innocent animals and we need to make sure they know the world is watching. 

Please continue to contact the Canadian Minister of Environment and Climate Change, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and ask that the cormorant killing be shut down immediately!  

Please be polite and respectful
The Honourable Catherine McKenna
Minister of Environment and Climate Change
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
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You can watch the video of the injured cormorant HERE.
We desperately need funds to be able to continue our mission fighting against this heinous slaughter. Please donate to SHARK now and help us keep Parks Canada from shooting innocent cormorants.
Animals 24/7 released a new story on HSUS's support for legislation in Vermont that would reduce the size of cages for dogs and cats. Read the story HERE

A Video Review of SHARK's Amazing 2016!

Dear Friends and Supporters,

This is our 2016 Year-in-Review Video. Please click HERE to read the full mailer we've sent out with much more information and details about our 2016 victories.