Category Archives: Animal Rights

Animals Left Behind at Fukushima ~ Please Donate for Their Care

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Keigo Sakamoto, 58, holds Atom, one of 21 dogs and over 500 animals he keeps at his home in the exclusion zone near Naraha in Fukushima prefecture, on Sept. 17, 2013.

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PLEASE ~ CLICK HERE to send a DONATION to KEIGO SAKAMOTO.

Keigo Sakamoto, a farmer and former caregiver for the mentally disabled, is considered a lunatic by some and a hero by others, Sagolj says. Sakamoto refused to evacuate, stayed inside the zone and made animals his mission. He ventured into empty towns and villages and collected a veritable Noah’s Ark of animals — dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens, even marmots — abandoned by former owners when they left.

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Sakamoto walks between the cages where he keeps some of the animals.

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As he visited the area around Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear plant last month, photographer Damir Sagolj saw towns and villages that had been abandoned and met people whose lives had been irrevocably changed by the disaster of March 11, 2011.

Inside the exclusion zone around the plant, Sagolj found a scene he likened to “a silent horror movie.” But amidst the carnage and the deserted houses he found one man who had defied the order to leave.

Sakamoto lives with more than 500 animals in his mountain ranch near Naraha, in a scene Sagolj says is more reminiscent of experimental theater than modern Japan. It’s a very noisy theater too, because many of the dogs have gone wild from the time they spent alone before Sakamoto rescued them. As if to confirm this observation, one dog bit Sagolj hard as he passed.

“There are no neighbors,” says Sakamoto. “I’m the only one here but I’m here to stay.” Of his 21 dogs, only two are friendly to man. One is called Atom, a super-cute white mutt, named because it was born just before the nuclear disaster struck.

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Keigo Sakamoto, 58, feeds his animals.

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Status of Fukushima and the Pacific Ocean

Status of Fukushima and the Pacific Ocean

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This video discusses the Fukushima nuclear reactor meltdown disaster.  As a result of this disaster, our oceans are dying!

Lots of information about the effects of different kinds of radiation on all living things – plants, animals and people! Maps of radiation fallout, water currents and types of radiation coming from Fukushima.

The description below comes from the description of the video on youtube.

Full interview *Status of Fukushima & the Pacific Ocean (enhanced edited version)

Leuren Moret & Christina Consolo aka RadChick
Hosted by James Fetzer of “The Real Deal” and Veteran’s Today
Program air date Oct 24, 2013

(Note: RadChick’s channel now has copyright issues, so she can no longer upload videos longer than 15 minutes, nor can she offer creative commons remix button). RadChick ReMastered the interview upload, added more information, and asked me to re-upload the interview in entirety. Please feel free to remix this video on your channel. And as a side note: I wanted to thank everyone who has joined in and mirroring these videos. I like the dialog everyone is having and I like everyone taking the initiative. Thank you.

***Oh, and PS: this was taped Before the last big earthquake hit off of Fukushima October 25, 2013!*** We have no credible information on the damage to the reactor buildings spent fuel pools, or holding tanks since the most recent Big Earthquake Oct. 25, 1013.

Items discussed:

Article 28 signs: http://tinyurl.com/l5lv65b

Epidemic of seal deaths: 45% http://tinyurl.com/ly5p8yb

Epidemic of abandoned seal pups this summer: http://tinyurl.com/cr3wgbz

Unexpected increase in infant mortality US (pdf): http://tinyurl.com/7ucjm7n

Enenews reports NOAA says seals contain radiation/misreported by AP: http://tinyurl.com/7k9wayd

Manhattan Project: http://tinyurl.com/4m4sjj

Sockeye salmon historic lows China, Russia, Canada: http://tinyurl.com/l43nwun

Alexandria Morton reports on pink salmon turning yellow: http://tinyurl.com/km66zaz

Pacific herring bleeding since 2011, Canadian government ignores: http://tinyurl.com/m8yd44k

NOAA tracks tsunami debris: http://tinyurl.com/cld3e6p

West Coast Beaches are Toast (video by RadChick Dec2011): http://youtu.be/Qu08O4t8mTQ

Tsunami debris vs 911 debris (video by RadChick June 2013): http://youtu.be/CdFrbL6GABg

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bonus links here:

Agenda 21 http://tinyurl.com/yz76b9o

PHOTOS: Sea star began “ripping itself into pieces” — Like a horror movie — AP: Deaths from Alaska to S. California — Biologist: Related to an environmental change? “An early warning that we aren’t picking up on?” — Professor: “None of us had ever seen anything like this before” http://tinyurl.com/knufoso

Daily updates on Nuclear News (click on headline to read full article) http://enenews.com/

Article “The ocean is broken” from the Newcastle Herald: http://tinyurl.com/q34kgq5

Sardine population plummets along U.S. West Coast — AP: Collapse of species feared — “Canadian Pacific fishermen catch no sardines in 2013″ http://tinyurl.com/q2jtyg7

Professor: There are fuel rods probably ‘fused’ in Fukushima Unit 4; Pool on bent legs, and lateral supports were not put in when first built — AP: International concern about “catastrophic open-air meltdown” (AUDIO) http://tinyurl.com/ma69jcm

Fukushima Facts http://fukushimafacts.com/

Original series here:

Part 1: Intro and Embryonic effects of nuclear fallout: 9:19  http://youtu.be/1pvSsTtTCNA

Part 2: Mutations & evidence of Fallout  9:36  http://youtu.be/vDprySNFa6w

Part 3: Warning signs in species 11:43  http://youtu.be/1wzY8CH0_-Y

Part 4: What does the Government know? Bomb testing, cow mutilation, and Political Ponerology 12:36  http://youtu.be/czVSZ7e3pYA

Part 5: “28 Signs the West Coast is being fried with Fukushima Radiation” discussed line-by-line 14:37  http://youtu.be/q7Wcg6eo1fc

Part 6: 28 signs continued – and another FIRST for Fukushima: Cesium spheres 14:50  http://youtu.be/YDZMhywXwHY

Part 7: 28 signs continues…”THEY ARE KILLING THE OCEANS” 12:45  http://youtu.be/S9dA0N7Dlx0

*Status of Fukushima & the Pacific Ocean”

Leuren Moret & Christina Consolo aka RadChick
on “The Real Deal” hosted by James Fetzer

Air date October 24, 2013

Items discussed:

Damage from radiation at embryonic stage of development

Thyroid affects endocrine system

Dr Levan’s hallmark study

Don’t Forsake The Gray Wolf

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by Jim Dutcher, Jamie Dutcher and Garrick Dutcher / the New York Times

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SIMULPOSTED FROM | EARTH FIRST NEWS

CLICK  HERE  to Send Message to Department of Interior

CLICK  HERE  to Sign Petition

PLEASE CLICK  HERE  to Make a Donation of ANY AMOUNT to help Natural Resources Defense Council in their Legal Actions to SAVE AMERICA’S WOLVES.

Don’t Let the Obama Administration Throw Wolf Recovery into Reverse!

We must stop the administration from stripping gray wolves of their crucial protections under the Endangered Species Act across most of the lower 48.  Please help NRDC mobilize a vocal, nationwide opposition to this reckless plan, challenge it head-on during the period of public review and take the Fish and Wildlife Service to federal court, if that’s what it takes to block this senseless attack on wolf recovery. Please send your gift to defend our environment in the most effective way possible.

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KETCHUM, Idaho — IT has been celebrated as one of the great victories of the Endangered Species Act of 1973. After several decades of federal protection, gray wolves — once nearly wiped out in the continental United States — have reached a population of roughly 6,100 across three Great Lakes states and seven Western states.

But this success has been only partial. The centuries-old war against wolves continues to rage, particularly in states where the species has lost federal protection in recent years, as management of wolf populations was turned over to the states.

On Friday, the federal Fish and Wildlife Service put forward a proposal that would make matters even worse. It proposed stripping the remaining federal protections for the gray wolf in the rest of the United States (with the exception of the extremely rare Mexican gray wolf in Arizona and New Mexico). Removing gray wolves from the national endangered species list in the areas where they are still protected would be a mistake. The protections should remain, so that the species can continue its recovery and expand its range, just as the bald eagle and the alligator were allowed to do.

The new proposal, which will be open for a 90-day public comment period, is the latest step in the federal government’s effort to turn wolf management entirely over to the states and wash its hands of the animal, which has long been in the cross hairs of powerful hunting and livestock interests.

Wolves are already under state rather than federal control in Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana, which are home to about 97 percent of the gray wolves in the lower 48 states. Wolf management in those states is often driven by politics, and wolves are being killed at alarming rates in the name of sport in all but Michigan.

For instance, most of the nearly 1,700 wolves surviving in the West lived in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming at the end of 2012. Those states now have recreational hunting and trapping seasons, and in the past two years, nearly 1,200 wolves have been killed. Nearly 400 more were killed for attacking livestock.

Wolves are highly social. They live in packs, which for the most part are extended families of parents, aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters, all sharing in the tasks of sustaining and providing for the whole. Their teamwork and intelligence fascinate researchers, but throughout history, in folklore and fairy tales, wolves have been portrayed as voracious and formidable, cunning and sinister. If you really want to understand wolves, though, consider the dog. Studies analyzing mitochondrial DNA have concluded that dogs are derived from wolves and are closely related. In most ways, they are the same genetically, behaviorally and emotionally.

Last year, wolves killed 645 of the estimated 7 million cattle and sheep in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. Those wolves can be killed legally; a federal fund also compensates farmers and ranchers for their losses. But these predators are critical components of the ecosystem, a so-called keystone species. Their presence can keep populations of browsing animals in check and on the move, allowing vegetation to regenerate. They are true ecological assets, but not if they are reduced to ecologically irrelevant numbers.

The problem is that wolf management continues to be hijacked by hunting and livestock interests.

Of the six states with the vast proportion of the wolf population, only Michigan has yet to hold a hunt, but one is now slated for November. A measure to protect the wolves will be on next year’s ballot, but Gov. Rick Snyder, a Republican, recently signed a law that could make the outcome meaningless.

In Idaho, hunters and trappers killed 698 wolves in the last two seasons — more than the estimated population of 683 wolves in the state at the end of 2012. In more than 80 percent of Wyoming, anyone can kill as many wolves as they wish, without a license. Hunters and trappers in Montana will each be allowed to kill up to three wolves this winter. (In Idaho, the number is 10.) Beginning this fall, hunters in Wisconsin can use dogs to track and chase wolves — a scenario that all but amounts to state-sanctioned animal fighting.

Where management has been transferred to the states, America’s wolves have fallen under an assault of legislation, bullets and traps. A conservation victory is quickly turning into a conservation tragedy. Now the Obama administration is proposing to remove virtually all remaining protections. Have we brought wolves back for the sole purpose of hunting them down?

Jim Dutcher and his wife, Jamie, are the producers of the documentary film “Living With Wolves” and the authors of “The Hidden Life of Wolves.” They founded the conservation organization Living With Wolves, where Mr. Dutcher’s son, Garrick, is the program director.

 A version of this op-ed appeared in print on June 8, 2013, on page A19 of the New York edition with the headline: Don’t Forsake the Gray Wolf.
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Marianne’s Dog Food Bank ~ 600 Dogs in Bosnia Need Our Help.

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Marianne’s Dog Food Bank, helps homeless and abandoned dogs in Tuzla and Sarajevo, Bosnia,  with food, emergency vetting, shelter and neutering. They also take dogs to Denmark for fostering and adoption.
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They always have an average of 600 dogs in their care. As you can imagine this requires a lot of food, bedding, shelter, medical care and money.
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If you would like to help you can either donate directly to Marianne’s Dog Food Bank, virtually adopt a dog or purchase something from the site below between 15/5/2013 and 17/6/2013.  All profits from the site will go directly to Marianne’s Dog Food Bank.  Click  HERE  to Purchase.
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Please Click  HERE  to attend the on-line Fund Raising Event, which will last until June 17, 2013
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Please Click  HERE  to Join Marianne’s Dog Food Bank FaceBook Group.
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You can donate to Marianne’s Dog Food Bank via
Danish bank account (Jyske Bank) 7840-0001352774
PayPal: donate@mariannesdogfoodbank.org
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Please Click  HERE  to visit Marianne’s Dog Food Bank Website.
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You may think, “Oh my $5.00 or $10.00 wouldn’t help 600 dogs”; but imagine if 1000 people would donate even $1.00 or $2.00 or $5.00 per month, what good lives these wonderful dogs could have.   Please Click  HERE  for an album of the dogs at Marianne’s Shelter who need Virtual Adoptions, and Let your Heart be Your Guide.
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Scared Horses Need Your Help NOW ! ~ Call Oklahoma Governor to Stop Horse Slaughter in Oklahoma.

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PLEASE CALL!

IMPORTANT CALL TO ACTION!!!!

 PLEASE TAKE ONE MINUTE AND CALL THE GOVERNOR OF OKLAHOMA AND SIMPLY STATE THAT YOU ARE OPPOSED TO HORSE SLAUGHTER!!!

CALL NOW – PHONE NUMBER – 405-521-2342

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin‘s Office is taking count of calls received pro or con on the horse slaughter issue 405-521-2342. They are not asking where you live, only pro or con, 405-521-2342.

Thank you.

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U.S. Groceries CAN NOT Guarantee Absence of Horse Flesh on their Shelves.

Since the horse meat scandal in Europe has been going on for a few months now and oddly enough the USDA and FDA have remained silent on this issue, a friend of mine decided to ask his local grocer if he was aware of  the horsemeat scandal in  Europe.

He made copies of the articles found in the European newspapers about the horse and burro meat scandal in foods processed and sold by these European multi-conglomerate companies operating and selling these same products in America and took them with him to his local grocer along with ‘Bute’  (phenylbutazone) Facts.   CLICK [HERE] For Scientific Studies on Effects of Bute in Humans. 

He presented these to the Head General Manager of each store he visited and asked if they could positively and absolutely swear that there is no equine (horse donkey or mule) meat in their food products that the market sells by these companies.   He requested they contact their own corporate headquarters and to please fax them the documents. He patiently waited at the store until the head office could give him an answer.

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The answer: “NO they could NOT GUARANTEE there is no equine meat in the foods they are selling! 

They promptly removed the food products in question (see list of suppliers at end of this page) until further research could be done!

This is an awesome way to bring awareness and to make USDA and the FDA test these foods for Equine DNA and Bute!

We know they lie, cheat and take bribes, but The Truth Will Come Out one way or the other, and we can just help it along by asking our local grocers!

They can only ignore this issue and the consumer for so long!  Is it not like there’s an elephant in the room on this subject when the silence of our rogue, never present USDA and  our bought off government and meat packers say and do nothing.   Silence SCREAMS Volumes!

So far busted meat suppliers (look them up on news media in the EU and their companies affiliations, especially in the US.

Walmart (they also sell Findus products including the “Beef”/100% Equine Meat Lasagna that started this whole revelation of the fraud in the EU
Iceland Foods
Birds Eye
Nestlé
Burger King
ALDI (one of the largest distributors of processed foods worldwide and a subsidiary of Walmart)
Silver Crest Foods
Delpack
Liffey
ABP Food Group (largest beef processing company on the planet)
Freezy Foods
MacAdam Foods
Flexi Foods
Tesco
Sainsberry
ASDA

This Is NOT a False Alarm ~ Our Horses NEED Us NOW.

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Emergency Alert | Courtesy of  Simone Netherlands

URGENTLY CALLING UPON ALL HORSE ADVOCATES!!

PLEASE COME TO THE OKLAHOMA CITY PRESS CONFERENCE AND RALLY MARCH 4TH 2013, DURING THE BLM ADVISORY BOARD MEETING.

WE NEED EVERY SINGLE HORSE ADVOCATE THERE!!

THE OKLAHOMA HOUSE AND SENATE JUST PASSED THE LEGALIZATION OF HORSE SLAUGHTER BILLS HB 1999, AND SB 375 TODAY. THE BILLS WILL NOW GO BACK TO COMMITTEE AND COME BACK TO THE FLOORS. IT WILL TAKE A MIRACLE TO STOP THESE BILLS FROM GOING THROUGH.

WITH BOTH THE BLM AND HORSE SLAUGHTER ISSUES GETTING OUT OF HAND MORE THAN EVER, NOW IS THE MOST  IMPORTANT TIME FOR US HORSE ADVOCATES TO STAND STRONG AND COME TOGETHER  IN OKLAHOMA CITY ON MARCH 4TH AT THE BLM ADVISORY BOARD MEETING!!

WHERE: SHERATON OKLAHOMA CITY, ONE NORTH BROADWAY, OKLAHOMA CITY.

PHONE: 405-235-2780 (MAKE YOUR ROOM RESERVATIONS NOW AT $149 PER ROOM TRIPLE A RATE)

WHEN: MARCH 4TH PRESS CONFERENCE FROM 12 TO 1 PM

SPEAKERS: SIMONE NETHERLANDS (RESPECT4HORSES)

R.T. FITCH (WILD HORSE FREEDOM FEDERATION)

AND LISA FRIDAY (THE CLOUD FOUNDATION)

THE BLM ADVISORY BOARD MEETING COMMENT PERIOD IS ALSO VERY IMPORTANT  FOR ALL HORSE ADVOCATES TO DELIVER THEIR COMMENTS, IT STARTS AT 3.30 PM ON MONDAY.

COMMENTS CAN ALSO BE MAILED BEFORE THAT TIME TO:

National wild horse and burro program, attention Ramona DeLorme, 1340 financial boulevard, Reno, NV, 89502-7147

PLEASE BREAK OUT YOUR RAINY DAY FUNDS, TAKE YOUR DAYS OFF OF WORK,  GET A BABY SITTER AND PET SITTER, WITH THE ADVISORY BOARD STACKED AGAINST OUR WILD ONES AND OKLAHOMA LIKELY TO BE THE FIRST STATE TO WELCOME HORSE SLAUGHTER PLANTS, NOW IS THE TIME TO BE THERE FOR OUR  HORSES IN OKLAHOMA CITY!!

SEE YOU ALL THERE!

NEEDED: SOME HORSE ADVOCATES FOR ASSISTANCE WITH THE PRESS CONFERENCE, PLEASE TEXT SIMONE AT 928 925 7212.

Dogs Smuggled for Food Rescued by SOI Foundation ~ Please Support This Life Saving Cause.

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For the past three days an ‘Environment Films’ crew has been working under cover with The Soi Dog Foundation and Thai Authorities in North East Thailand – we’ve been tracking down and following illegal dog smugglers for the documentary we’re producing about the illegal dog meat trade. ‘Shadow Trade – The Price of Loyalty’ will be finished later this year and will be sent to the leading Internation…al Television broadcasters for consideration. This photograph was taken this morning – 70 dogs in one truck, 2 had sadly died. The drivers were arrested and thanks to The Soi Dog Foundation the dogs are now in a shelter with food and water and will receive medical checks soon.
 
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The Soi Dog Foundation have over 2,000 dogs in their care – you can contribute to the food costs here: https://www.facebook.com/SoiDogPageInEnglish/app_195408993822678 More news will follow soon about our documentary, which is still being filmed and edited. Thank you very much for your support. It means a lot.
 
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An update on the dogs rescued early Friday morning.   The dogs were found in very poor condition and they have been moved to a local livestock center where they can be cared for.

The BLACK truck belongs to Soi Dog Bangkok and the silver truck was confiscated from the dog trader. Our agent has been working for several days on the trail of the dog trader. Funding these interceptions is expensive as is caring for the rescued dogs. Soi Dog is presently spending in the vicinity of 1,000,000 Thai Baht each month for food and other support for the sheltered dogs.

You can help rescued dogs by becoming a member of the Magic 1000 club today at: https://www.soidog.org/en/donate-today/magic-1000-club-2/ Smuggled Dogs Rescued 02-2013 (3 photos)

If Oklahoma Gets Their Foot in the Horse Slaughter Door ~ It’s All Over ~ SIGN NOW.

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In Addition to Signing Petition, PLEASE Make Phone Calls.

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Oklahomans do not kill and eat their horses and we do not kill and eat them anywhere else in the United States.

SB375 if passed would repeal our existing Oklahoma State law which prohibits anyone from possessing, transporting, selling or consuming horse meat. Therefore making horse slaughter and human consumption of horse meat legal for the first time since 1963 in the State of Oklahoma.

HB1999 if passed would make horse slaughter legal in Oklahoma without repealing our current horse meat law as long as the horse meat is not sold in Oklahoma and only to outside entities, meaning outside the state or outside the United States.

Both bills are bad for our domestic and wild horses, Oklahoma tax payers, rural communities, and for the image of Oklahoma as a horse friendly state.

Over 80% of Americans are against horse slaughter and the consumption of horse meat. A solid reflection of how consumers and horse industry participants vote and spend on this issue is clear, as every attempt at re-opening horse slaughter plants in the United States since 2007 has been met with fierce opposition across the nation.

PLEASE CLICK HERE to Sign Petition and MAKE THE LIFE-SAVING PHONE CALLS.

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Remind Obama of His 2008 Campaign Promise to Stop Horse Slaughter

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Excuse me Mr. President but can we talk about that campaign promise you made in 2008? Remember? You promised your support for a permanent ban on horse slaughter. REMEMBER? !!!!

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Instead of just making a bunch of useless angry comments on this blog, please do something to get the attention of the President of the United States:

IF THE 80% OF AMERICANS WHO ARE AGAINST HORSE SLAUGHTER WOULD DOWNLOAD THIS PICTURE AND PRINT IT AND SEND IT BY SNAIL MAIL TO PRESIDENT OBAMA, they would have to take them to the Oval Office in wheel barrows….

But, Oh Well………………….WELL, MAYBE SOME OF YOU WILL DO THIS?

http://www.wikihow.com/Contact-the-President-of-the-United-States

Write your letter. You may love the President, or you may hate the President. Regardless of your sentiments, or the purpose of your letter—be it condemnation or praise—remember that you’re writing to the leader of the United States, and arguably the most powerful single person on the planet.

  • Note, the White House requests that you either type your letter on an 8-1/2 by 11 inch sheet of paper, or if you hand-write it, use ink and your most legible handwriting.
  • Format it as you would a business letter, or any formal communication:
  • Your name and address at the top right, including email address, with the date written out below that.
  • Below your name and address, and on the left side, put the following:
  • The President
  • The White House
  • 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • Washington, DC 20500
  • Salutation: Dear Mr. President
  • Write an honest, but respectful letter, stating your thoughts clearly and reasonably. This will be especially useful if you want your letter to actually be read. Unless you have a fondness for men in black, unmarked helicopters, and looking at the business end of a gun, don’t include any threats—overt or otherwise.
  • Close: Most Respectfully,
  • Sign your name.

Prepare the envelope. Fold your letter, and slide it into the envelope.

  • Write the address of the White House as shown below:
  • The White House
  • 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • Washington, DC 20500
  • Add your return address on the top left.

Send it off. Seal the envelope and take it to your nearest Post Office or letter carrier.

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