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Kristin Bauer joined with the World Society for the Protection of Animals, an organization that helps vaccinate dogs around the world against rabies.
They're the organization that vaccinates stray dogs then releases them with a red collar, so people know the dogs aren't infected.
Millions of strays around the world are brutally killed each year due to fear of rabies.
"I was absolutely shocked when I heard that governments around the world are resorting to poisoning, shooting or gassing dogs as a way to try and prevent the spread of rabies.
It’s so important to spread the word about WSPA’s effective and humane alternative solution – mass vaccination – so that this horrible cruelty ends."
The organization has been effectively implementing their Collars Not Cruelty campaign all over the world, showing theres an alternative to mass dog slaughter.
The WSPA said:
"With Kristin’s support and her ability to reach an even wider audience, we are hoping to continue this positive momentum and show other governments and communities everywhere that a world without rabies does not mean a world without dogs."
Kristin puts it best:
"We must continue to demand collars, not cruelty, in the fight against rabies."
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True Blood star Kristin Bauer has just launched a petition to protect chimpanzees in captivity.
She is asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Serivce to provide protection specifically to chimps being used in research.
"I’ve always been fascinated by the incredible intelligence and rich, complex social lives of chimpanzees. It would be shameful to see them go extinct in the wild as we continue to exploit them here in the U.S. in invasive experiments, entertainment and as pets."
Her petition is at 1,389 of 1,500 and is hopefully going to get much more than that.
The petition stated:
"Chimpanzees have been recognized as an endangered species by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service since 1990, but only wild chimpanzees are protected under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Captive chimpanzees in the U.S. used in painful experiments, entertainment and kept as pets don’t get any of the protections given to chimpanzees in the wild.
Studies have shown that when people see chimpanzees used in commercials and interacting with people in the media, it leads them to believe that chimpanzees not only make good pets, but that they aren’t even endangered."
U can sign the petition HERE.
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When Kristin Bauer was at an adoption even for Best Friend’s Animal Society and there was just a single dog left, Asher, she knew what she had to do.
"That metal truck pulled up and I just couldn't put him in there. So the city said, 'Well, do you have $37?' I had a little bag of dog treats and I looked through it and there was $38."
Asher has a best friend, another rescue dog, Ozmand, and they have more siblings, Samuel and Abigail, two kitties.
About the large animal family, Kristin said:
"They're my children. I like to rescue animals in twos."
She even joked about her fifth “rescue:”
“Then I rescued my husband the South African, so I have five rescues.”
Sounds like a big, happy family.
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