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Old 02-09-2010, 02:41 PM   #1
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Wine drinkers beware....

Yellow Tail just gave the Humane Society of the United States $100,000 .
Something to be aware of.
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Old 02-09-2010, 02:45 PM   #2
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Yellow Tail just gave the Humane Society of the United States $100,000 .
Something to be aware of.
OK, I'll bite. What does the Humane Society do wrong?

I'm all for humane treatment of animals in shelters, finding homes for them rather than euthanizing, slaughtering livestock in humane ways, etc.
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Old 02-09-2010, 02:51 PM   #3
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I'm all for humane treatment of animals in shelters, finding homes for them rather than euthanizing, slaughtering livestock in humane ways, etc.
That's kind of their cover ,Bill. Your local humane organization is one thing, HSUS is PETA with better PR people. They want to end all use of animals, same as PETA.

Hell, we support our local organizations with food,supplies and volunteering. We just make sure they're in no way affiliated with HSUS .
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Old 02-09-2010, 02:55 PM   #4
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They are against hunting and trapping, thus they are my enemy.
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Old 02-09-2010, 03:00 PM   #5
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As Aaron said, our local humane organization is great! They do great things for our local stray dogs and cat. My dad is a veterinarian, and works closley with them.
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You got my curiosity up, so I checked their website. These were the most specific things I could find.
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What can I do to help animals besides making a donation?
Contact local law enforcement if you witness animal abuse.
Make sure your pet is always wearing an I.D. tag.
Prepare a disaster plan that includes your pet.
Make sure your pet is spayed or neutered. Think about adopting a pet—you could save a life!
Help stop the export of American horses for slaughter—ask your Congressional representatives to support the Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act!
Refine your diet by avoiding factory farmed animal products.
Help us protect animals by signing up for the Humane Action network at humanesociety.org.

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What is The HSUS' mission?
The HSUS' mission statement is "Celebrating Animals, Confronting Cruelty." We strive to create a humane and sustainable world for all animals – a world that will also benefit people. We seek to forge a lasting and comprehensive change in human consciousness of and behavior toward all animals in order to prevent animal cruelty, exploitation, and neglect and to protect wild habitats and the entire community of life.

How does The HSUS accomplish its goals?
We seek to achieve our goals through education, advocacy, public policy reform, and the empowerment of our supporters and partners. We do not engage in or support actions that are illegal or violent or that run counter to the basic principles of compassion and respect for others.

We work for animals every day by providing direct care and response during natural and man-made emergencies, educating the public about animal issues, working in the halls of Congress to create laws to protect animals, and caring for thousands of animals at our direct care centers across the country. We also work through our major campaigns to target large-scale cruelties such as dogfighting and cockfighting, puppy mills, factory farms, unsporting hunting practices, and the fur trade.

How can I donate to The HSUS?
Making a donation to The HSUS is easy and simple. Many donors prefer to make a small monthly donation that is charged to your credit card. This provides HSUS with a steady, reliable financial foundation to reach our goals. You can also opt to make a one-time donation to support our animal protection efforts. If you have any questions about donating to us online, please send us an email or call us at 301-258-8276.

If you would prefer to donate by mail, please send your gift to The Humane Society of the United States, 2100 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037.

What do I receive with my donation?
When you donate, you join the HSUS family of staff and friends fighting to confront cruelty and celebrate animals. As a way of saying thank you for your generosity, we will send you a profile and photo of an animal that has been saved by donations like yours. You will also receive a subscription of our All Animals magazine that is filled with useful pet tips, animal stories, and news from the front lines of our fight to protection our animal friends when you sign up to give monthly or make a single gift of $25 or more.

How is my donation used?
The HSUS is the world's leading animal advocacy organization, working to protect all animals across the nation and worldwide. Your donation will help The HSUS in its mission to celebrate animals and confront cruelty -- including our wide range of animal protection initiatives such as:

Animal cruelty and fighting
Wildlife abuse
Emergency services
Puppy mills and pet overpopulation
Seal hunts and the fur trade
Factory farming
Horse slaughter and other equine abuse
Animal research issues
Pet adoption and spay/neuter initiatives
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I don't have any huge problem with anything there, although the devil may be in the details.
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NO funds ever sent to HSUS EVER makes it to the local shelters. The HSUS operated "shelters" kill over 90% of all incoming "adoptable" animals.

HSUS is primarily an anti-hunting, anti-fishing, anti-trapping, anti-farming organization whose primary business is raising cash and lobbying legislators to puts ALL animals first, in front of people..
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The devil is indeed in the details.

"If we could shut down all sport hunting this instant we would".

"We wish to have sport hunting assume the same status as cock or dog fighting."

Wayne Pacelle, head of the HSUS
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Yellowtail sucks any way... Much, much, much better wines out there for the same price or cheaper...
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Yellowtail sucks any way... Much, much, much better wines out there for the same price or cheaper...
I think we're going to start growing and making our own anyway.
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I think we're going to start growing and making our own anyway.
Hmmm? In the famous wine growing regions of Oklahoma?

Keep us posted, but I'm going to stick with my Italian and CA wines until I read your Parker ratings.
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Hmmm? In the famous wine growing regions of Oklahoma?

Keep us posted, but I'm going to stick with my Italian and CA wines until I read your Parker ratings.

Alot of our conditions mimic yours in some regions.... alot of your producers brought their stock fleeing the Dustbowl. Amazing the useless facts you gain in a vintner course at the local community college .

Anyway, I'll send you our first vintage. Ought to be ready in about 8 to 12 years , so keep a glass handy.
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Anyway, I'll send you our first vintage. Ought to be ready in about 8 to 12 years , so keep a glass handy.
I'll give you my son's address. In 8 to 12 years, he can pour it in my ashes and see if I can be resurrected.
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I'll give you my son's address. In 8 to 12 years, he can pour it in my ashes and see if I can be resurrected.
Can do....but I won't be held responsible for the results .
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Can do....but I won't be held responsible for the results .
Maybe a liberal Wiccan hybrid?
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