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Animal Rights & Activism

"Animal Rights" The rights to humane treatment claimed on behalf of animals, especially the right not to be exploited for human purposes. Legal rights established for the protection of animals from neglect and/or cruelty, and enforced by local, state, and federal agencies

PullmanUSA does NOT condone the mistreatment of animals used in scientific lab experiments

n The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - ASPCA New York City NY | News, alerts, legislation, resources nationwide | Related links: NYC Animal Care & Control (AC&C) formerly the Center for Animal Care & Control (CCAC), Siezed and abandoned animals that don't meet the ASPCA guidelines are turned over to the CACC. The CACC is a KILL facility with over 43,000 dogs and cats euthanized in 2001 alone | Reform the CACC petition

n Animal Concerns Community A project of the EnviroLink Network, a non-profit organization which has been providing access to thousands of online environmental and animal rights/welfare resources since 1991. This community serves as a clearinghouse for information on the Internet related to animal rights and welfare

n Animal Legal Defense Fund - ALDF Protecting the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system

n Animal Liberation Front - ALF Disclaimer: PullmanUSA does NOT condone some of ALF's practices, including the releasing of medical lab animals and destruction of property. This link is provided in order to allow access to other resources and information provided on their site | The ALF carries out direct action against animal abuse in the form of rescuing animals and causing financial loss to animal exploiters, usually through the damage and destruction of property

n Animal Rights FAQ File A site containing facts about animal rights presented in a Q&A format

n Animal Rights Law Center Rutgers University School of Law / Animal Rights Law Project | Cases & materials, online handbooks, statutes & regulations

Animal Rights: Directory to North American Environmental Organizations Directory of animal rights organizations

n Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights Alternatives to harming or killing nonhuman animals in education using AVARs

n Feminists for Animal Rights: An Ecofeminist Alliance A non-profit national educational organization dedicated to ending all forms of abuse against women, animals and the Earth

n The Fund for Animals Established in 1967, the Fund is one of the largest and most active organizations working for the cuase of animals throughout the world

n Humane Society of the United States The HSUS is dedicated to creating a world where our relationship with animals is guided by compassion. The HSUS seeks a truly humane society in-which animals are respected for their intrinsic value, and where the human-animal bond is strong. Specifically, The HSUS "Companion Animals" program works with pet owners, the animal-care and control community, and legislators. The "Wildlife and Habitat Protection" program strives to protect wildlife in their natural habitats as well as in captivity. Likewise, the "Marine Mammals" staff fights for better conditions, both in the wild and in captivity, for whales, manatees and other at-risk marine mammals. "Government Affairs" lobbies on behalf of animals at the federal, state, and local levels, while "Farm Animals and Sustainable Agriculture" combats the spread of factory farming, advocates organic agriculture, and promotes humane methods of slaughter. The "Animal Research" program campaigns to raise awareness of the pain and distress suffered by animals used in research, while the "Investigative Services" works to expose animal cruelty on factory farms and in the exotic animal and fur trades. The "Eye on the Opposition" prgram keeps tabs on those who would do animals harm, and unmasks those who abuse animals for profit or leisure. The HSUS "Field Services" oversees the work of the ten HSUS regional offices, which extend the organization's national program into the community. The "Humane Society University" coordinates all HSUS training activities and creates and enhances educational activities

n The Jane Goodall Institute Advancing the power of individuals to take informed and compassionate action to improve the environment for all living things.

n Northwest Animal Rights Network - NARN Animal issues, campaigns, events calendars, NW resources

n People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals - PETA Disclaimer: PullmanUSA does NOT condone some of PETA's practices | PETA Kids News, campaigns

n Pets911 888-738-7911 | Funded by AT&T, PetSmart, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, and Kodak | Provides a national clearinghouse for information, education, support, and lost & found pets | Has a service/shelter locator | Listings for Palouse Region are not complete

n Refuges 301-585-2591 | An organization dedicated to ending the government's practice of allowing hunting and trapping in National Wildlife Refuges through public education and by changing the law | News releases

n WildAid Provides direct protection of endangered wildlife, wilderness, and endangered species

n Save the Manatee Club 800-432-5646, 407-539-0990, 500 N Maitland Ave, Maitland FL 32751 | membership@savethemanatee.org, education@savethemanatee.org | SMC is a membership-based, national nonprofit organization. Funds from the Adopt-a-Manatee program fund public awareness and education projects, Manatee research, rescue and rehabilitation efforts, advocacy and legal action in order to ensure better protection for Manatees and their habitat.

n USDA's Animal Care Advisory Committee

n World Society for the Protection of Animals Raising the standard of animal welfare throughout the world

n World WIldlife Fund - WWF The largest privately supported international conservation organization in the world. Dedicated to protecting the world's wildlife and wildlands

n ZNet's Animal Rights Resources Intro to animal rights, animal rights organizations, essays, Vegan receipes, Vegan nutrition & health info, animal experimentation

Civil Rights

"Civil Right" Specifically referring to U.S. citizens: The right or rights belonging to a person by reason of citizenship including especially the fundamental freedoms and privileges guaranteed by the 13th and 14th amendments and subsequent acts of Congress including the right to legal and social and economic equality [syn: civil rights]. Source: WordNet

n American Civil Liberties Union - ACLU

n Early Civil Rights Struggles Provides profiles of the struggles and legal acts that lead to the end of segregation

n GLAAD The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation is dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation

n LawMoose World Legal Resource Center - Civil Liberties & Civil Rights A powerful search engine that links to legal resources worldwide | This database was formerly maintained by the U.S. House of Representatives

n Liberty Cousel Liberty Counsel is a nonprofit litigation, education and policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of human life and the traditional family

n NAACP Advancing the civil rights of people of color

n The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Working for the civil rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, with the vision and commitment to building a powerful political movement

n Servicemembers Legal Defense Network - SLDN A national, non-profit legal services, watchdog and policy organization dedicated to ending discrimination against and harassment of military personnel affected by "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and related forms of intolerance

n Southern Poverty Law Center A national nonprofit organization that combats hate, intolerance, and discrimination through education and litigation | Includes Klan Watch and law center info

n US Commission on Civil Rights Collects and evaluates data on discrimination, and submits its findings to Congress and The President

n US Department of Justice Civil Rights Division Educates the public about civil rights issues and enforces the laws surrounding them | Find a department overview, special issues, and speeches

n WSU Queer Alliance The Queer Alliance is a Washington State University faculty, staff and graduate student association organized to promote a campus environment in which sexual orientation and gender identity are experienced as positive components of both individual identity and campus life

Human Rights

"Human Right" Any basic right or freedom to which all human beings [regardless of citizenship] are entitled, and in whose exercise a government [or any other individual or entity] may not interfere (including rights to life and liberty as well as freedom of thought and expression and equality before the law) [syn: human rights]. Source: WordNet

n Amnesty International News, donate, join, events, shop

n The Geneva Conventions Provided by The Society of Professional Journalists | Literally, the rules of international war | Full text of Conventions 1-4, Protocols 1 and 2, and other treaties including treaties covering human rights, genocide, racial discrimination, civil and political rights, economic, social and cultural rights, rights of children

n Human Rights Campaign Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender equal rights | Find elected officials

Political Rights

n The Geneva Conventions Provided by The Society of Professional Journalists | Literally, the rules of international war | Full text of Conventions 1-4, Protocols 1 and 2, and other treaties including treaties covering human rights, genocide, racial discrimination, civil and political rights, economic, social and cultural rights, rights of children

n Same Sex Marriage , Civil Unions & Domestic Partnerships

Countires/Provinces where same sex marriage licenses are legally issued: Belgium (2003), Netherlands (2001), Canadian Provinces of Ontario and British Columbia (2003), Quebec, Yukon, Manitoba, Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan (2004)

Countries that offer a legal status, sometimes known as "Registered Partnerships" that conveys most or all spousal rights to same-sex couples: Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Norway, Sweden

Countries that offer a legal status, sometimes known as "Unregistered Cohabitation", that coveys certain spousal rights to same-sex couples: Brazil, Canada, Croatia, France, Hungary, Isreal, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, and Switzerland

U.S. States where same-sex marriage licenses are legally issued: Massachusetts

U.S. States where "Civil Unions" are legally available to same-sex partners, giving those couples state-level spousal rights while the couple reside in the sate: Vermont

U.S. States where "Domestic Partnerships" ("Recipprocal Beneficiaries" in Hawaii) are recognized, giving those couples certain spousal rights: California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia

U.S. States that have amended their state constitutions to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman: Alaska, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, and Nevada

n Smoker's Rights 28 states (and the District of Columbia) have enacted laws that protect smokers from being fired from their employment if they smoke outside the workplace. The remaining 22 states allow employers to fire employees for smoking. Of the various sources consulted, all varied somewhat in which states have protections, and which states don't. Iowa, Illinois, Deleware, and Vermont MAY not be correctly represented here. If YOU have information contrary to this map, please contact the PullmanUSA Webmaster

Privacy Rights

n Privacy Information Center News, Supreme Court rulings, resources, policy issues, privacy threat index

Landlord-Tenant Rights

n Washington State Residential Landlord-Tenant Act Summarized Text Only Version | Summarized Interactive Version | Sample Move-in/out Checklist | The Actual Code: RCW Title 59 (not editorialized - the actual law) |

Selected Chapters (other chapters may also address exact or related topics):

RCW Title 59; Chapter 59.18.150 Text: Landlord's Right of Entry | RCW Title 59; Chapter 59.18.312 Text: Storage and Sale of Tenant's Property | RCW Title 59, Chapter 59.18.130 Text: Legal Responsibilities of Tenant | RCW Title 59; Chapter 59.18.253 Text: Fees Used to Secure Occupancy | RCW Title 59; Chapter 59.18.310 Text: Default in Rent, Abandonment, Sale of Tenant's Property |

n Washington State Residential Landlord-Tenant Act Provided by The Tenant's Union

Victims Rights

n Criminal Watch Victim's Rights Resources

 

 

 

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