Famous American boxing champion “Sugar” Shane Mosley is trying to raise money to fight against dog fighting. His motto on this subject is: “I choose to fight, dogs DON’T. Dogfighting is for cowards. Don’t do it.” I love this, another here for protecting animals and animal rights!
He is fighting Ricardo Mayorga in Los Angeles on August 29, 2015. He has an auction to which the proceeds will go towards the fight for dogs rights, protection against dogfighting. Place bids on 2 VIP tickets to this fight and meet & greet with Sugar Shane himself at Charitybuzz (the current high bid is $850)
The killing of lion Cecil got me to thinking about Delta Airlines, hunting websites actively support Delta because they still legally allow the transportation of these murdered animals from “trophy hunting”. So to everyone out there, LETS DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS! Donate! Sign petiton against Delta Airlines, we have to ACT on these things, instead of reading on facebook and thinking “oh that’s sad” then move along to chatting with friends.
Here is my open letter to Delta Airlines about this. I am a long-time customer and frequent flyer on Delta.
I would definitely recommend Delta, and plan to always fly with Delta Airlines, BUT, today I read that Delta allows transportation of “trophies” from lowlife “trophy hunters” can you please let me know if this is true?
If so I will never recommend Delta to anyone and will soon plan to find other airlines for myself to join. (I really really hope this is not true!)
Delta, this is 2015 and why are you still allowing the the transportation of murder victims for peoples enjoyment?
UPDATE (August 1st): Delta’s reply was disappointing.
Thank you for contacting Delta Air Lines.
Delta accepts hunting trophies in accordance with all U.S. domestic and international regulations, which prohibits the possession of trophies or other items associated with protected species. Customers are required to produce detailed documentation of trophies to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officials as their trophies undergo inspection.
We appreciate your selection of Delta and will always welcome the
opportunity to be of service.
But on August 3 Delta Airlines has released this statement about transporting trophy hunting:
Effective immediately, Delta will officially ban shipment of all lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo trophies worldwide as freight. Prior to this ban, Delta’s strict acceptance policy called for absolute compliance with all government regulations regarding protected species. Delta will also review acceptance policies of other hunting trophies with appropriate government agencies and other organizations supporting legal shipments.
GREAT job people of Facebook, Change.org and everyone else who have called, emailed and sent messages to Delta about this concern!
Many people say “do what you can” to help animals, starving, frightenend or even filthy! Sorasart Wisetsin is an avid animal lover who finds stray animals on the streets of Thailand and bathes them. Check out this youtube video, really inspiring!
As you can see, there are many ways we can all help animals, in our own ways, on our own times, at our own expenses. Sorasart chooses this way, your way may be very different.
Thailand is infamous for the cruel dog exporting to Vietnam for “dog meat trade”. Not only are these domesticated animals eaten, they are tortured and put into VERY harsh living conditions, like being smashed together in barbed wire fenced crates stacked on top of each other, with no water, and not food 🙁
Please help take a stand against this cruel business, help by donating to Soi Dog Foundation, it was created to help animals, especially dogs caught into the illegal and torturous dog meat trade.
Also, please sign and share the petition to “Stop The Dog Meat Smuggling Trade!” Sign the petition here PLEASE. We need to convince Thailand’s prime minister and head of hte NCPO (National Council for Peace & Order) General Prayuth Chan-ocha to step up and realize this is hurting not only the animals caught in this mess, but also the minds ands happiness of people that suffer seeing and knowing these terrible things are happening.