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Twelve Days of Xmas - Day 5 - ASPCA


Day 5 - ASPCA - With Friends Like This...

Day 5 of Operation: 12 Days of Xmas '09 puts the ASPCA in our crosshairs again today. By now, you already know what our issue is with the ASPCA, but for those of you just tuning in, our issue started with the killing of a rescued pit bull named Oreo, followed by the killing of another pit bull named Max. Since then though, the greater issue is the lack of transparency at the ASPCA. Many ASPCA donors and supporters in the animal advocacy community are being lied to, insulted and stone walled.

The management of the "A" seems to function on the premise that it has no accountability to the general public or the people that generously support it.

As we have said previously, the root of the problem is twofold. The ASPCA has an unskilled, uncertified "animal behaviorist", Victoria Wells. Whistleblowers at the "A" report that she has substance abuse issues. It is clear from pictures and videos that she has problems dealing with certain types of dogs. And they have a CEO that is arrogant and insensitive not only to the plight of the animals, but also to his own staff, as he bullies and blackmails them into submission. His response to questions or criticism is that if a staffer does not agree with a decision, they are free to leave their job at the ASPCA. Not to mention his utter disregard for the animal advocacy constituency.

If we allow animal protection organizations to kill pit bulls and other animals, with impugnity, their blood would be just as much on our hands as it is on theirs. If we allow organizations to operate behind a shroud of indifference, then we are as much to blame as they are. For too long, we have turned a blind eye to the suffering of companion animals and wild ones in our own community. It is time for animal advocates in New York City and around the globe to step forward and take up the mantle of No Kill Solutions and to stop accepting killing our animal companions.

Next Scheduled Protest:
When: Saturday, December 19, 2009 @ 6:00 pm
Where: ASPCA HQ, 424 E. 92nd St. (off 1st Ave.), NYC

If you cannot join us, there are a number of things you can do to support our efforts.


1. Holiday gifts for Ed Sayres

Our recommendation is that you send Ed Sayres a gift of "premium kibble". This is what the "A" likes to feed it's death row dogs on the day that they are to be killed. Just a handful of dog kibble in an envelope to Ed Sayres, should send a message. If you are looking for an image to send along with your kibble, you can find one, available for download, here:

2. If you haven't signed the petition calling for Ed Sayres' resignation, you can find it here:

3. Contact Ed Sayres and Victoria Wells at the ASPCA:

Mr. Ed Sayres
President & CEO
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
424 E. 92nd St
New York, NY 10128-6804


Telephone: 1-212-876-7700 Ext. 4603

His secretary, Christine is at: 1-212-876-7700 ext. 4600

Victoria Wells
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
424 E. 92nd St
New York, NY 10128-6804

(not sure if this e-mail address is still working as Victoria has shut down her site and her You Tube account).

Telephone: 1-212-876-7700 Ext. 4422

4. Plan to join our protests and candlelight vigils. Next candlelight vigil and protest will be Saturday, December 19th.

5. Support No Kill Solutions and the No Kill Advocacy Center. You can learn more about this organization and it's founder Nathan Winograd here:

We leave you with our rendition of an old Christmas song, rewritten for Ed Sayres and Victoria Wells of the ASPCA. We dedicate this day to all of the animals killed in "shelters". We hope and pray that in the future, we will find a better solution than the one that claims the lives of millions of animals every year.

ASPCA Nuttin' For Christmas

Eddie's Chorus:
I killed a dog named Oreo
Somebody snitched on me.
I told a lie about Pet's Alive
Somebody snitched on me.
I swore to all I told the truth
Even though it was a ruse
Everyone demanded proof
Somebody snitched on me.

Oh, I'm gettin' fired for Christmas
All of my board members are mad
Oh, I'm gettin' fired for Christmas
'Cause I ain't been nuttin' but bad.


I lied about being a certified behaviorist
Somebody snitched on me.
I put Oreo & Maxon the killing list
Somebody snitched on me.
I always did my level best
To put the dogs that I test
On the list to be put to death
Somebody snitched on me.

So, I'm gettin' fired for Christmas
All of my co-workers are glad
I'm gettin' fired for Christmas
'Cause I ain't been nuttin' but bad.

Eddie &Vicky Chorus:

All our donors are turning their backs
Somebody snitched on us.
Animal Planet won't invite us back
Somebody snitched on us.
We'll lose a lucrative contract
Somebody snitched on us.

Next year we'll be going straight;
Next year we won't lie, just wait
We'll try not to kill the dogs we hate
Somebody snitched on us.

So, we're gettin' fired for Christmas
All of our donors are mad
We're gettin' fired for Christmas
'Cause we ain't been nuttin' but bad.

So you better speak true, whatever you do
'Cause if you keep killing dogs we're warning you
You'll get more than you bargained for
'Cause WAR will be coming after you for Christmas!

(note: if you have never heard the song Nuttin' for Christmas,
you can hear it at the following link)

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