Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Jinky's Thanksgiving: Meeting his meat at Animal Acres

News Type: Event — Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:51 PM PST

Meet me, don't eat me!

Happy Thanksgiving everybody, I've been a very bad dog.

I used to love gobbling up turkey on Thanksgiving. But, the other day, I actually met a turkey and he was walking around all happy with his friends. He told me about how he was rescued by a farmed animal rescue organization called Animal Acres. What a story! He had almost been murdered at a slaughter house and now, he's retired and living it up at the sanctuary. Hanging out with him made me feel like I've been a total jerk-dog all these years.

I walked right up to that turkey and said, "Wassup, Dude?" He snapped back at me. "Yo, Jinky! Can you do me a huge favor? Can you please tell all your friends that we actually feel it when they kill us? And that we are cooped up our whole lives and that this bogus "holiday" is a Turkocide? It's a totally mean holiday for turkeys and other farmed animals."

After that, I went over to the area where they keep the pigs. They were huge! They looked like they could seriously kick my ass. I have new respect for pigs. They are even lazier than me and can sleep through anything. Lots of vegan tourists were there, hanging around with the pigs in their house and the pigs were, like, "I'm napping, get over it." Their house was very rustic chic and I really liked their carpet because you could pee on it and no one got mad. I sort of lifted my leg in a corner.


I'm not a Ham,
A pig I am! I love Prop 2 , and so do you,
The horrid crates are banned!

Mom's friend was petting one of the pigs and another pig walked over and drenched her pants in pig pee--filled up her entire sneaker. Everybody was laughing. Boy, nobody would laugh if I did that at MY house. It got me thinking about all the ham sandwiches everybody eats. They don't don't make the connection, I guess. After meeting these guys, I'm not sure I'll ever look at a ham the same way. They have blinky sweet eyes and long eye lashes and the girls have really round butts like Playboy Piggies. They even look like they're walking around in high heels.

A lot of my dog friends like to chew on pig ears all year long, not just on Thanksgiving day. Let me tell you something: I met a pig that weighed eight hundred pounds. I think if you're going to chew on a pig's ear, you ought to try and get it off of him alive--yourself. This guy could have crushed me if he wanted to. He didn't. He let me into his house and he saw me pee in the corner and didn't mind at all. My mom gave him a huge belly rub.


Mom giving the giant a belly rub.

So this Thanksgiving, I think everybody should actually thank the animals for a change. Come up to Animal Acres and check out what a fab place it is.

It's better than heaven, because nobody had to die to get there.

Jinky, Dog of a Hollywood Wife.

Animal Acres is a farmed animal sanctuary and compassionate living center located just 45 minutes from Los Angeles. Animal Acres ( www.animalacres.org ) works to promote compassionate living through its farmed animal rescue and refuge efforts, public education and outreach, and advocacy projects to prevent cruelty to farmed animals. Since we opened our doors in 2005, thousands of people have visited the sanctuary and learned that farmed animals need protection, and love, too. Animal Acres is "Home Sweet Home" to rescued cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, sheep, goats, and other "country critters.

Nice guys like me get slaughtered by the millions for...religion. I've got beliefs too, ya know, like peace for ALL God's creatures.


By Carole Raphaelle Davis, actress, animal welfare advocate and author of "The Diary of Jinky, Dog of a Hollywood Wife."

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Chien recoit charge electrique sur trottoire de Nice

My Broke Bark Mountain boyfriend Lamby got a bad zap in the street by stray voltage in Nice this summer and the French TV covered the story. He was rushed to the vet and guess what? The local electric company wouldn't even respond. I guess they're waiting for a kid to get zapped before they do something.

Here it is:

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Jinky Furious about Baghdad Campaign to Kill City's Stray Dogs

They're murdering stray dogs in Baghdad...again. What is going on in the minds of Iraqi "government" officials that they are using poisoned meat and rifles to effect a final solution on dogs? Do Iraqis hate dogs that much that they are demanding the authorities to hunt us down and kill us?

This is where our tax dollars are going. We are assisting a dog-killing government with billions of dollars. Isn't it bad enough that they want to kill each other? They have to shoot at us too?

I just want to make something really clear here. When there is a natural disaster like an earthquake anywhere in the world, who gets sent in to find survivors? DOGS, that's who.

Did you know that the US Army trains dogs for our military? For duty? Military dogs, American dogs are deployed in Iraq and getting shot at every day. Let me tell you a secret: they don't retire with benefits.

A few dogs have gotten lucky, like that Lava guy, who was befriended by a kind soldier in Iraq. But believe it or not, the US Army has got some dumb-ass rules about being nice to Baghdad dogs. It's not allowed.

Today, after looking at this creepy news story in the New York Times (below), I send my stinkiest farty wind in the direction of Baghdad. I am calling on all ex pound dogs, pound dogs, frou frou pet store dogs, all dogs, to send a giant, gas fart-bomb to Iraq today. It won't kill the dogs, only the bums who are killing us.

Here's the story from the NY Times, below. Read it and cry.

('BAGHDAD (AP) -- Baghdad authorities killed more than 200 stray dogs on Sunday, the opening day of a campaign to cull dog packs roaming the capital that was prompted by a spate of fatal attacks on residents.



By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS



Published: November 23, 2008
Filed at 10:33 a.m. ET



BAGHDAD (AP) -- Baghdad authorities killed more than 200 stray dogs on Sunday, the opening day of a campaign to cull dog packs roaming the capital that was prompted by a spate of fatal attacks on residents.
Three teams of veterinarians and police officers used poisoned meat and rifles to kill the animals, said Dr. Hassan Chaloub, an official at the veterinary hospital supervising the effort. He said the capital has no dog shelters.
The campaign started Sunday in western Baghdad and will move to the eastern half of the city early next year.
Thirteen people died in August alone in the capital after being attacked by dogs, according to Baghdad's provincial council, which is overseeing the campaign.
People in some neighborhoods have been too frightened to go outside when the dogs are present.
''For many days, people, including me, could not go to work in the morning because of these dogs,'' said Jinan Abdul-Amir, who lives in the Sadiyah neighborhood in southwest Baghdad. ''I came here today to the veterinary hospital to file a complaint.''
Under Saddam Hussein, authorities killed stray dogs in the capital almost every year, but the practice ended with his ouster in 2003. Since then, local officials estimate, the number of strays in Baghdad has grown to more than a thousand.

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Barkworks Slanders Animal Welfare Activists and Shelter Dogs

My mom saw a sign outside of Barkworks in the Westside Pavilion today that was full of lies. Barkworks, or FARTworks, as I like to call it, is a puppy mill front. BarkJerks is just a place that sells puppies whose moms and dads are in horrible pet factories for life. I hope people go to the shelter instead or to PetFinder to find a really cool dog like me.

Hey look at Lamby! The Barkjerk jerks want you to think that shelter dogs are all abused, old, crippled, deeply psychotic and have wildly infected anal glands. Lamby is a an example of all that, isn't he? (LA shelter dog, yup, yes-sir-eeeeee) Heckova job, BarkJERKS! Stop being so creepy, will ya?


My mom's letter:



Hey Barkworks!

I was in the Westside Pavilion today and read your sign outside the store. Your interpretation of what activists think is faulty. We in the animal protection movement know exactly what a puppy mill is. It's not a small backyard breeder or a hobby breeder or a show breeder. It's a commercial breeding facility where the dogs are kept in cages for their entire lives, used as breeding machines for profit. You know what they are; you buy your stock from them. So stop trying to sugar coat the practice of buying from commercial breeding facilities by lying to your customers, making the commercial breeders sound like sweet little old ladies breeding one bitch every once in a while. It's bullshit.

You intimate in your sign that activists think it's wrong for people to breed their own pups. Newsflash! For your information, it is illegal to "breed your pup" in Los Angeles. There is a spay/neuter law. In your own sign, you prove your utter disregard for the law.

To top it off, you actually stoop low enough to attempt to deter passersby from going to the local shelter. It is unconscionable of you to actually hurt dogs' chances in our shelter system by lying to the public that the dogs are all "old" and are likely to be "abused" or have "behavioral issues." Right now, times are hard for people--thousands can no longer keep their homes and they are being forced to abandon pets in record numbers. For you to put a big sign outside your door telling people, in so many words, to NOT go to the shelter because the dogs are no good is mean-spirited.

Contrary to what you wrote, there are many purebred, young dogs who have simply been abandoned. They need homes and you shouldn't need to make them look bad in order to sell your dogs. Sadly, and you know this, if you actually had a sign about where the dogs are from, with pictures, no one would buy your dogs. What I'm saying is quite clear, plain and true: if you told the truth, customers wouldn't buy from you. Even your employees don't know what to say when asked the questions. None of them have been where the investigators go. If they went and saw, they'd quit.

In your attempt to counter-attack the educational pro-adoption movement against you by the Best Friends Animal Society, you have made yourselves look defensive. It is obvious that you do not yet know enough about the power of the animal welfare movement and how it will change your business. You might have noticed a few puppy mill fronts going out of business in Los Angeles. Maybe it's Oprah's influence, maybe it is the fact that every major national animal protection org is after the puppy mill biz, maybe it's all the USDA and AKC whistle blowers talking about the substandard conditions in the commercial breeding facilities, I don't know. One thing is for sure though: people are beginning to know the truth and pet stores will go the way of film development stores. There is nothing you can do about it. Consumers are evolving and we will continue to educate them about your crappy store and other stores like it.

I look forward to the day when you realize that there are more ethical ways to make money than from the suffering of breeding dogs. That day is coming. Times are hard, like I said, and consumers have shut their wallets this season. Have a very lousy Christmas. Everyone else is, especially the mothers of the puppies in your stores. --



Love the part where it says that individuals deserve the right to not have their information distorted. Ha! Who's distorting the truth here? Like you can't "train, develop, love, or build a life-long bond" with a dog from the pound.

Losers.



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Sunday, November 09, 2008

Obama Not Least Likely Candidate for White House, a Shelter Dog Is

An open letter to Barak Obama about rescuing a DOG.
Will Barak Obama adopt a rescue dog or will he cave into AKC special interest? Will the president elect listen to his friend Oprah about the puppy mill issue? The White House dog is "a major issue." In today's economy, with people struggling and dogs being given up because of foreclosures, how can our president not hear this pound dog's simple request to be heard?

"Barak Obama is not the least likely candidate for the White House, a shelter dog is. "--Jinky, Dog of a Hollywood Wife



Dear President Obama,

I am so happy you are our president. Your election meant a lot to underdogs like me, a mutt who was on death row at the pound. It means that all things are possible and that change really is coming our way. I want to tell you something that you might not have heard simply because you can't hear as well as I can. As a dog, with ears forty times more powerful than yours, I can hear a moose fart in Alaska. I can hear your little girls asking you for a dog too and I want to help you find one for them.

You don't have to settle for an ugly mutt like me, you can get whatever kind of dog your daughters have their heart set on. There are hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dogs in our nation's shelter system howling, "YES WE CAN!" right now. They are full of what your campaign brought to our country: HOPE--- Hope that you will hear their cries and be their voice.

I'm a shelter dog who got lucky. A lot of my old cell mates in the pound didn't make it. As a matter of fact, five million of my buddies die every year because there aren't enough homes for us. And what people don't understand and what I'm trying to tell them all the time is that when people BUY a dog, one of us gets the needle. The dummies who make more and more dogs in order to make a profit never think of us. The shelters are full and unless somebody comes and rescues us, we're 'dead dog walking.'

Now back to you and your family: you've got two great girls and one of them has allergies. OK, no problem. Did you know that 20% of dogs at the shelter are purebred dogs? Did you know that my best buddy (our family adopted him last year) is a hypoallergenic dog that was "redlisted" at the shelter ? He's a very fancy dog, a Bichon (and if it wasn't for Prop 8 here in CA, I might be able to marry him). How do you like the Hawaiian outfit he put on in your honor? He had to wear it until Florida was won on Election Night.




Just look at my best friend Lamby. He's gorgeous, purebred AND hypoallergenic. But more important than that, he's smart and he's nice and he didn't understand why he was homeless. There are lots more abandoned hypoallergenic dogs like him who are homeless. So when the AKC comes calling with their special interest, tell 'em what I tell 'em. Why are you trying to sell me a dog? You can't buy love. And why are you creating an overpopulation problem instead of being part of the solution? You know it costs American taxpayers 2 billion $ a year to house and kill dogs in our shelters?

Mr. President, there is (hypoallergenic) love waiting for your girls at your local shelter or on http://www.petfinder.com/ . A Bichon, or Poodle or Maltese is there right now and he hears your call to bring change to America. Let him be the first shelter dog in American history to be elected to be the first family's dog. He is the least likely candidate for the job of loving up your girls but he is deserving, he is ready to serve. He is qualified and he is full of HOPE in CHANGE he still believes in. He's hoping we live in a meriDOGracy.

Your example would lift us all even higher.

Yours truly,

Jinky, a simple pound mutt who got lucky.






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