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We advocate on all animal protection and exploitation issues, including experimentation, factory farming, rodeos, breeders and traveling animal acts.

Animal Defenders of Westchester
P.O. Box 205
Yonkers, NY 10704

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Slide Show of Mom and Baby Rats

Sara has prepared a slide show of the mom and baby rats, some still need adoption. They are located in Westchester. Respond to raineratart@hotmail.com , below.

A note: I just received a note from someone on the list about this happening recently in another school. No action was taken by the activist or the school. I know this nonsense happens all over; but we especially should take it seriously. It is actionable criminal behavior. It is not cute, and the fact that it involves smaller beings doesn't make it less cruel. In Eastchester H.S. chickens were shoved into knapsacks for the 'releasing;' some died.

These little beings who feel pain and fear just like us are sold like they are garbage, shoved into bags, boxes, whatever, with no food or water, and 'released' into crowded school areas to fend for themselves.

Witnesses in other schools tell of them being drop-kicked, having their heads smashed into doors, and stomped. Let's please take this, and our abilities, seriously.

An NBC reporter, when told of the Ardsley incident said, "So what was the prank?" He had to be explained that that WAS the prank. And if the schools refuse to install humane ed courses, then they should be treating their little criminals as what they are. The fact that one little girl was pregnant when she was sold like she was garbage, then thrown into a crowded school cafeteria to fend for herself, makes this all the more poignant.

If you haven't yet made any of the contacts regarding this incident, the original alert is at the bottom. I have added two contacts for the Southwest Board of Ed www.swboces.org  notated with asterisks *.

Thanks for taking this seriously. I will put out a 'letters' alert shortly - Kiley

From: "Sara Martin" raineratart@hotmail.com  

Just sending a little update out to everyone who offered to rescue a rat or two - all of the babies are doing very well, as are the mothers.

They're all going to be albinos, like mom - they've got white 'peach fuzz' fur, and it's adorable :)

So, without further blabber, here is a link to an allbum full of new pictures of the babies and their mothers :)

http://share.shutterfly.com/action/share/view?i=EeAN2blmxaMmrkQ&open=1&sm=1&sl=1  


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