Nov 24, 2020

Bellingham and Whatcom County WA: Petition Asking City and County to adopt 4G/5G Health Effects Resolution

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From: Leslie Shankman <>
Date: Wed, Nov 18, 2020, 3:23 PM
Subject: Petition Asking City and County to adopt 4G/5G Health Effects Resolution

You are receiving this e-mail as someone who has expressed a concern about the roll-out of 5G and the effects of Electro-Magnetic Frequencies (EMF's) on human, animal and environmental health.
We would like to let you know about a Petition that was just launched. The Petition asks that the Bellingham and Whatcom County Councils pass a 4G/5G Health Effects Resolution. Many cities and some states have taken this action.
Thank you for looking the Petition over, signing if you agree, and sharing widely:
Some background:
Local governments are legally limited by FCC mandates that require small cell installations.
BUT, local governments CAN at least speak out by adopting a Resolution asking that the health effects of EMF's be studied further and taken into consideration.
Over the summer, the FCC stated that safety parameters for EMF's outlined in 1996 are still acceptable. Thousands of non-industry sponsored studies have shown that the 1996 safety parameters are not reflective of reality.
On August 24th, 2020 at a meeting of the Public Works Committee it was recommended and agreed to that Bellingham would look into adopting such a Resolution. The Whatcom County Council was recently provided a sample resolution by our task force and asked to also consider adopting it.
By signing the Petition we can let our elected officials know that this issue is important to us.
Thank you!
Whatcom Citizens for Responsible Technology Task Force
Leslie Shankman, Atul Deshmane, Linda Fels, Jon Humphrey, Cindy Franklin, Art Baner, Danica Thiessen, Kevin Bardosh

Bronx NYC: Recap - #FreeHappy virtual event 🐘

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From: Nonhuman Rights Project <>
Date: Thu, Nov 19, 2020, 8:29 AM
Subject: Recap: #FreeHappy virtual event 🐘
Plus a reminder: Oral argument for Happy today

Dear Liz,

Thank you so much to those who attended the NhRP's #FreeHappy virtual event! We appreciate your support and all the kind words of hope and encouragement sent Happy's way.

Hundreds of supporters came together for this special evening of hope for Happy. We reached our match goal of $6,000 and raised over $21,000 in total toward giving Happy and other nonhuman animals their freedom and dignity.

A big thank you to our four special donors who pledged matches and to one other very special donor who got us over our $20,000 goal. 

We're sorry to those who could not make yesterday's event. If you'd like to watch the recording of the event, please visit the event web page. While you're there, please take a moment to sign our action alert.

If you are in a position to do so, please consider giving today to help support our fight for nonhuman animal rights.

Finally, a reminder that oral arguments in Happy's elephant rights case are happening today sometime between 2 p.m. ET and 5 p.m. ET. For details, including how to watch live, please click here

The NhRP thanks you for all your support for our work to fight for the rights of nonhuman animals.

Take care,
The NhRP

Working for the recognition and protection of fundamental rights for nonhuman animals.

The Nonhuman Rights Project
5195 NW 112th Terrace
Coral Springs, FL 33076
United States

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Global: We went back to where it all started...

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From: Sharon Núñez <>
Date: Thu, Nov 19, 2020, 10:12 AM
Subject: We went back to where it all started...

🇨🇳 China's wet markets

Hi Liz,

I am writing to you today with an update on the important worldwide campaign to ban wet markets we launched in April.

Unfortunately, despite efforts made by the public and governments to stem the spread of COVID-19, the whole world is still gripped by the virus. Nine months have already passed since that fateful March which marked the beginning of the pandemic and the beginning of a new way of thinking and living.

During these months, we've been bombarded by so much (perhaps too much, and often conflicting) information. Conversations have also centered around wet markets—unsanitary places where wild animals are brutally killed on the spot to sell their meat.

In this type of market different species are confined near others they would never have contact with in nature, increasing the likelihood of disease spread. Scientists believe that COVID-19 originated in a wet market in Wuhan, China.

Between 2014 and 2019, our investigators collected shocking footage of wet markets in China, Vietnam, and India, and documented the neglect and cruelty at these places. Not only are wet markets a breeding ground for viruses lethal to humans, but they're also places where animals have no protection.

The footage we've published has been seen around the world and our petition to permanently ban wet markets has surpassed half a million global signatures thanks to your support, Liz.

As this issue is so important, we didn't stop with just one investigation. Our investigative team, in collaboration with Chinese activists, went back to the very places where the pandemic reportedly started—wet markets. We wanted to monitor the situation directly with our own eyes and see if anything had actually changed, as many media reports have repeatedly announced.

It wasn't easy to get the footage we are showing you today:

Watch the new investigation

Liz, we will not give up until every animal is protected and respected.

In the next few days you'll hear from Marco, our brave undercover investigator who lived through the hell of the wet markets in Asia and much more. Marco has a lot to tell you, and as he is one of the pillars of our organization, I'm sure his experience will have a lasting impact on you.

In the meantime, thanks for everything you do for animals.

With gratitude,

Sharon Núñez
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Sharon Núñez

President, Animal Equality

P.S. Liz, our investigators worked with Chinese activists to monitor wet markets like those where COVID-19 is alleged to have originated. Here is the exclusive footage they shot: Watch the video.

Animal Equality, 8581 Santa Monica Blvd, Ste. 350, Los Angeles CA, 90069, USA

Getty image of Wuhan in NYTimes article 

Global: Court Date Set in FCC Case on Wireless Radiation Limits

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From: Environmental Health Trust <>
Date: Mon, Nov 23, 2020, 12:10 PM
Subject: Court Date Set in FCC Case on Wireless Radiation Limits

Dear Liz,

We will soon have our day in court! 

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has set oral arguments for January 25, 2021, right after President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. This is the time we will present our case, EHT et al v. FCC, filed with Children's Defense Fund and other plaintiffs. 

The hearing will be live streamed at 9:30 a.m. EST.

You will be able to watch our attorneys live as they make the case that the FCC must revise its 24-year-old wireless radiation limits. The FCC can no longer ignore the scientific evidence and can no longer ignore the people injured by wireless radiation! Governments cannot rely on last century thinking to evaluate this century's technology. 

Thanks to your support, we have been able to amass compelling legal arguments that have persuaded this important appellate court to take a hard look at this case. We appreciate all the help you've given to get us this far! 

I wish you all the best to you this holiday season and I am so very thankful for your ongoing support.
Devra Davis
Founder & President
Environmental Health Trust
EHT | PO Box 58, Teton Village, WY 83025

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Nov 13, 2020

NYC: For refusing to #FreeHappy the Bronx Zoo has only itself to blame | Nonhuman Rights Project

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Please view the latest story re Happy the captive #Elephant - I signed the action alert letter to the Bronx Zoo CEO as suggested in the update.

"After almost a lifetime in captivity, fourteen years of which she has been forced to live alone, 49-year-old Happy deserves to be freed from her imprisonment at the Bronx Zoo and sent to an elephant sanctuary.

Science and human experience make clear that elephants are autonomous animals. They are cognitively, emotionally, and socially complex beings who have the capacity to exercise free will and make choices about how to spend their days and live their lives, just as human beings do. Forcing an elephant like Happy to live alone in a small unnatural environment, where she is prevented from exercising free will and engaging in her innate behaviors, causes physical and emotional suffering.

It's time for the Bronx Zoo to send Happy to an elephant sanctuary where she can live freely with other elephants in an environment that is similar to her natural habitat.


Please urge Cristián Samper, President and CEO of the Wildlife Conservation Society, to send Happy to an elephant sanctuary."

 Per Courtney Fern at Nonhuman Rights Project, here are a few more important actions you can take to help Happy:

  • Sign this petition which calls for Happy's release to a sanctuary.
  • Tweet for HappyClick here to learn more about the #FreeHappy Twitter campaign and see sample tweets and graphics you can use.
  • Share this alert with your friends and family and let them know why this cause matters to you.