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Urge Discovery Communications to Drop Sarah Palin's New Show
Discovery Communications -- the parent company of The Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, TLC and others, and known for their wildlife-focused programs -- is planning to produce an 8-part TV show on Sarah Palin’s Alaska!
Discovery says it regards Palin as being “one of [Alaska’s] proudest daughters.”
Never mind that the former governor was an unabashed champion of Alaska’s brutal and bloody aerial wolf-slaughter program. According to reports, she’ll earn about $1 million per episode from the nature-focused series.
Act now: Send a powerful message to Discovery Communications expressing your outrage at their action and urging them to drop Sarah Palin’s new show from their programming schedule.
Sarah Palin’s Alaska is a “reality TV” show that aims to showcase the “powerful beauty of Alaska,” according to Discovery’s TLC website.
But the real Sarah Palin’s Alaska is an ugly reality. As governor for only two-and-a-half years, Sarah Palin escalated a bloody aerial wolf-slaughter campaign that continues to this very day. She even planned to offer a $150 bounty for the severed forelimb of each killed wolf.
Palin also fought against increased protections for endangered Cook Inlet beluga whales and America’s dwindling populations of polar bears.
It seems ironic that Sarah Palin will now earn millions hosting a nature show after spending years fighting against Alaska's natural heritage!
Ringling Bros. BEATS Animals >> The SADDEST Show On Earth!!!
Photos reveal that trainers cruelly wrestle baby elephants using ropes, sharp hooks, and electric shocks in order to force them to learn tricks. Learn More
Testimony, photos, and video evidence show that for years, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has engaged in and continues to engage in a consistent and well-documented pattern of making false statements to the USDA and abusing animals in violation of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA).
The USDA has the authority to revoke an exhibitor's license if an exhibitor is not in compliance with the AWA or has made false or fraudulent statements to the agency.
Former Ringling employees have reported that elephants are routinely abused and violently beaten with bullhooks. A retired Ringling trainer provided PETA with a detailed statement and dozens of photos showing how Ringling teaches baby elephants new tricks using bullhooks, beatings, and hot shots. Elephants are also chained in filthy, poorly ventilated boxcars for an average of more than 26 straight hours—and as long as 60 to 100 hours at a time—when the circus travels.
Before the first drop of spilled oil reaches your favorite beach, offshore drilling can do tremendous harm to the environment.
That's because exploration for oil can literally blast marine life right out of the water.
Sign our petition to say no to harmful seismic blasts in our ocean
Oil companies conduct potentially destructive seismic tests to search for oil. Large air guns fire sound waves into the ocean at crushing decibel levels, disrupting fish and marine mammals as they navigate, feed and reproduce.
Seismic blasts cause hearing damage in whales and dolphins, who use sound just like we use our eyes. In rare cases, whales have stranded themselves on nearby beaches to die, rather than enduring more sonic torture.
The Obama Administration has proposed to allow seismic testing near Jacksonville's beaches -- the only place in the world where endangered North Atlantic Right whales give birth and nurse their young.
Born Free patron Helen Worth visits dolphins Misha and Tom and calls for their release from Hisaronu.
Behind the blue tarpaulin which screens their concrete pool, Misha and Tom drift aimlessly around and occasionally bob up for air. There's nothing else for them to do.
They arrived in Hisaronu three weeks ago, reportedly transported there, without a supportive sling, in the back of a fruit and veg van.
Together with their owner Aleksandr Kuznetsov, they are now in limbo. With no license to operate, the dolphinarium is not open to the public. But already tourists and local people are speaking out against this facility. With major tour operators committed to boycotting the facility and the public getting behind Helen's'campaign in The Sun along with the Facebook campaign - will public opposition be strong enough to end the suffering of these dolphins?
As long as people are prepared to pay to see captive dolphins then opportunistic facilities like this will continue to spring up. But at what cost to the dolphins?
Born Free has proposed directly to the owner that he consider entering the dolphins into a rehab programme, if experts consider Misha and Tom suitable candidates.
Join BFF to help support our work to end the use of dolphins in captivity.