|posted on April 22, 2019|
Since the 80s Lifeforce has exposed many abuses in research laboratories through our peaceful, direct action investigations. This includes laying the first Canadian Cruelty to Animal charges that stopped the 4 month restraint of wild caught baboons in experiments at the University of Western Ontario. Previously I was asked to help PETA in the Silver Springs Monkey investigation to get that to court – the first in the US!
Lifeforce Present Campaigns
National: Stop Vivisection Canada!
Local: 1. BC Firefighters Funding Burn Experiments that Lifeforce had previously stopped but was recently discovered by the Animal Defence and AV Society to have restarted. 2. St. Paul’s Hospital Jim Pattison Research Building Campaign. We have made first contact with Jim Pattison and produced a video about the vivisection history at St. Paul’s.
Presently the Canadian Government may become the 40th country to stop testing of cosmetics on animals. This is a major step forward to ending all experiments on animals! We hope that banning “cosmetic” testing of ingredients that have been repeatedly tested for decades will also include experiments with other products such as pesticides, cleaning products and countless more!
Vancouver Aquarium Plans to Expand Experiments
The proposed Canada wide ban on cetacean captivity is a major accomplishment but would perpetuate captivity. It would permit keeping “rescues” for scientific research!
The Vancouver Aquarium (VA), UBC and others considers captives and rescued wildlife as “untapped resources” for their highly questionable experiments that can cause pain, suffering, and death. The grants by vested interest companies and government can be very lucrative.
Presently, starting in 2007 plans were made at a conference, “Marine Mammals in the Lab: Tools for Conservation and Science”, held at the VA to discuss how to get lucrative government, military, and private business grants. The meeting included the US Navy. They actually inadvertently agreed with many issues by organizations opposed to captive experiments with marine mammals. They also discussed the major differences between captives and those living in the wild.
Why “Animal Models” Do Not Help Our Health?
Numerous doctors agree that vivisection retards scientific progress because these animal models are unlike naturally occurring human diseases or injuries. The researchers are not looking at the human malady. Furthermore, many methods tested, such as drug therapies, react differently on various species of animals because there are major biological and anatomical differences between species in addition to sex and age differences. Data obtained from animal models cannot be reliably extrapolated to solve human problems.
Read Lifeforce’s Facebook to learn about inhumane, scientifically fallacious experiments on animals. To learn about this multi-billion dollar industry, including companies manufacturing guillotines to restraint devices, go to Stop Vivisection Canada! STOP VIVISECTION CANADA!.
Let’s End Vivisection
Vivisection can be phase out within the next ten years. This is similar to phasing out destructive industries causing Global Warming and phasing in planet friendly technologies.
Please help protect all life. In 2019, there will be worldwide events this April 21st to 28th and more. You can help stop the multi-billion dollar vivisection industry in order to protect animals and people!
We have nearly reached $1000 of our $10,000 goal to be able to continue our important work. You can also contribute through making a donation to Lifeforce Foundation through Paypal. Please Donate Here.
To Respect and Protect All Life,
Lifeforce Founding Director
|posted on February 23, 2019|
Feb 23/18: Canada’s National Energy Board announced their decision to approve the controversial Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion. This is their second approval following a Court order to review their first decision. They were supposed to review the impact on the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales whose families number only 75 members.
The NEB even acknowledged that the Trans Mountain project is "likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects" on endangered southern resident orcas. But it claimed that “benefits” to Canadians is worth the “risk”. No “risks” that knowingly can cause the extinction of a population should be permitted!
If they build another pipeline it will increase shipments of diluted bitumen from Alberta to British Columbia. There would be an increase oil of tanker traffic moving through Burrard Inlet from 30 to over 400 every year. A bitumen spill is very hard to cleanup and would permanently harm ecosystems! Remember that the one Exxon Valdez Oil Spill in Alaska devastated orca populations and other marine wildlife.
In addition to risking the survival of these orcas it will increase Green House Warming. This pipeline decision is a pivoting point between the death blows to all life with expanding the fossil fuel industry and the saving of all life changes from phasing in the safe Green Energy Industry! This Trans Mountain expansion would perpetuate pollution for decades!
This Oil Pipeline plan still has to be approved by the Federal politicians. It is time for all to put the politics aside. We must all change our lifestyles! We must all continue to fight to Save the Orcas and the Planet!
For further information: email@example.com
Sign and Share the Petition to the Canadian Government: Save the Orca Families Now!
Help Get 250,000 Signatures!
Save Orcas and the Planet Petition!
Lifeforce has been fighting to save these orcas from extinction since 1993.
Thank you! For Voicing Your Support to “Save the Orcas Now!”
|posted on February 17, 2019|
Lifeforce is releasing this new petition to urge the government to not approve a West Coast Seal and Sea Lion Hunt.
A First Nations group with connections to the commercial and sport fishing industry is lobbying the Canadian Government to permit a West Coast Sea lion and Seal Hunt! “The Pacific Balance Pinniped Society (PBPS)” wants to start a new industry to market the unsafe meat for “high end” restaurants in North America, Europe and Asia and for pet food! They also want to sell fur and blubber oil for vitamins. There is a ban on seal-based products in Europe and other countries that includes meat, boots, and coats from the East Coast Seal Hunt.
The PBPS want to first kill 50,000 seals and sea lions then 3,000 to 5000 every year afterwards. The seals and sea lions would be inhumanely clubbed, shot (rifles and shotguns) and harpooned by crossbows!
Please Sign and Share!
Super Natural BC?
Say No To Seal and Sea Lion Slaughter!
SIGN AND SHARE THE NO SLAUGHTER PETITION HERE!
|posted on February 10, 2019|
Take Action Now! Protect Orcas!
1. Immediately put a moratorium on the harmful, invasive research that includes over 15 years of failed experiments! It has been proven that this research has not prevented the ongoing threats to orcas!
2. Take immediate actions that have immediate benefits by enacting the Emergency Orders under the Species At Risk Act and US laws. (Read petition: https://www.change.org/p/join-us-in-asking-johnathan-wilkinson-catherine-mckenna-marc-garneau-and-justine-trudeau-to-save-the-orca-families-from-extinction)
3. Canada and US governments should enact a public comment period with full disclosure of all experimental plans. Requests for information by Lifeforce Ocean Friends were not answered. Endangered orcas must not be studied to death by cumulative experiments that have been part of the problems NOT solutions!
4. Stop these life threatening experiments funded by lucrative aquarium industry grants and our tax money!
For further information: Peter Hamilton, Lifeforce Ocean Friends firstname.lastname@example.org
Please Sign and Share this Very Important Petition!
Orcas Must Not Be Mistreated Like Lab Animals!
|posted on February 6, 2019|
To: DFO Minister Jonathan Wilkinson and
DFO Regional Director Paul Cottrell
Re: Feb 7/19 - Fishing Industry Meeting with DFO to try
to Kill Seals and Sea Lions!
There is scientific proof that targeting “predators” will not save salmon!
Say No to a Senseless Slaughter! Say Yes to Fishing Moratoriums!
|posted on January 1, 2019|
The Big Pond Problems
For over 25 years I have been studying the behaviour and travel patterns of cetaceans. There is so much more that we have yet to learn from these complex, intelligent whales and dolphins. History has proven that humans were more interested in profits from the killing and captivity of these sentient beings. Industries have also broken the fragile ocean food chain that we all depend on. Fishing moratoriums on salmon, herring and many others must be implemented or there will be barren ponds forever. Saving the ecosystems of Little Ponds is also in grave need.
“Ponds of Tears”
While I have included images of the precious nature moments there are also the “Ponds of Tears” that shows the sadness that continues. Precious lives continue to endure the suffering.
I continue to expose the Lifeforce “3 Es” that look at How Humans “Eat, Entertain, and Experiment”. Our education campaigns expose the endless animal abuses while humane and healthier alternatives are available. Lucrative industries continue to profit from their suffering.
Starting in the 80s, Lifeforce exposed the atrocities of experiments on animals, animals in captivity exploited for entertainment and animal cruelty for food. Lifeforce accomplishments include the shocking photos of spinal cord experiments on kittens; investigating and laying the first Canadian Cruelty to Animals Charges that stopped the chronic restraint of wild caught baboons in research; the first bans on both wild and domestic animal acts in circuses; helping stop the Sealand, BC capture of the endangered Southern Resident orcas in 1982, proposing a Vancouver Cetacean Bylaw that now bans captivity at the Vancouver Aquarium; abuses in animal transport and much, much more.
We must go “Green” to phase out all the pollution industries. And I have always realized that the answer to ending experiments on animals is our “Stop Vivisection Canada!” campaign. This gives this billion dollar industry the maximum of 10 years to phase out – similar to replacing gas with electric vehicles. Read about the facts and the lucrative businesses ranging from animal breeders to manufactures of literally “torture” devices.
STOP VIVISECTION CANADA!.
|posted on January 1, 2019|
In 2019 please think of ways to help all life. Your valued moral and financial support of Lifeforce’s volunteer work is also greatly appreciated.
May the New Year Bring Peace for All Life,
Lifeforce Founding Director
You can contribute to helping our volunteer work by making a donation to Lifeforce Foundation through Paypal. PAYPAL DONATIONS.
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See our new campaign poster “Keep Us Alive” at Ocean Friends
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Thank You for Your Support!