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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

ADOW's TV Show

"PET PEEVES" BEGINS AIRING
PET PEEVES Filming Crew

On Dec. 22, 2004 Animal Defenders of Westchester began airing our own, ADOW-produced, public access cable TV show, entitled PET PEEVES. This is the first time there has ever been an animal protection TV show in this area. These programs contain a lot of information and films the public will never see otherwise, presented in a friendly and welcoming forum.

*SCHEDULE*

YONKERS:
TIME: 10:30 PM - 11:00 PM
DAY: TUESDAY

STATION: Channel 18
and
TIME: 10:30 PM - 11:00 PM
DAY: WEDNESDAY
STATION: Channel 18

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS:
TIME: 10:30 PM - 11:00 PM
DAY: TUESDAY

STATION: Channel 22.

NEW ROCHELLE/PELHAM:
TIME: 10:00 PM
DAY: TUESDAY
STATION: Channel 76

MANHATTAN:
TIME: 11:OO PM - 11:30 PM
DAY: SATURDAY
STATION: NEIGHBORHOOD NETWORK (Manhattan pubic access TV Channel 34, Time/Warner, and Channel 107 RCN)

PEEKSKILL:
TIME: 10:30 PM - 11:00 PM
DAY:  FRIDAY
STATION: CHANNEL 15
(WITH OR WITHOUT CABLE BOX)

WHITE PLAINS:
TIME: 7 PM
DAY: WEDNESDAY
STATION: CHANNEL 75/76

We are happy to announce the addition of several new venues that will be showing our PATV show 'Pet Peeves' in conjunction with GO TV, which serves areas that don't get cablevision.

The show will appear on Tuesdays at 11:00 pm, on channels 18 and 78 (check local listings) in the following areas:

- Ossining
- Briarcliff
- Chappaqua
- Irvington
- Millwood
- Mt. Pleasant
- Pleasantville
- Scarborough
- Tarrytown (including Sleepy Hollow)
- Thornwood
- Valhalla
- It will also be shown in portions of Armonk and Mt. Kisco

(check local listings)

TOPICS WE'VE AIRED:

"THE PLIGHT OF YELLOWSTONE BISON" Why is the National Park Service killing thousands of wild bison? Activists Jo Anne Gorski and Kathy Silverman of the Buffalo Field Campaign explore the reality of daily life for bison in Yellowstone National Park, how much this is costing taxpayers, and why state and federal government agencies are justifying killing them. Find out what is being done to stop the unnecessary slaughter and steps you can take to help.

"FROM LIBERATOR TO EDUCATOR" A film about dynamic, inspiring ADAPTT founder Gary Yurofsky, who has been jailed for releasing animals from fur farms and now conducts persuasive lectures about various animal protection topics. From the film: "If you put an apple and a rabbit into a crib with a baby, the baby will eat the apple and play with the rabbit; if we were true carnivores, the baby would eat the rabbit and play with the apple."

"ANIMAL-USER CIRCUSES" Featuring ADOW member Yliana Roberts. We have a lively discussion about the problems related to traveling animal acts, with specific information about the Hanneford circus.  We display implements used in all animal-user circuses, including a bullhook, electric prod, and elephant chains; we show USDA citations against Hanneford circus, the newspaper account of a reporter who noted Hanneford's elephants are '...chained front and back when not performing,' and we air powerful Peta video of elephant rampages and other circus-related atrocities such as beatings, crowded, filthy living quarters and the unnatural acts animals are forced to perform.

"PIG FARMS/LABS" Featuring ADOW member Yliana Roberts. We air INSIDE A NORTH CAROLINA PIG FARM, showing footage that enabled PETA in bringing animal cruelty charges against pig farm employees in two different states; (Note: a recent phone-caller expressed her hope that the men beating the pigs 'go to jail for a long, long time.') and INSIDE BIOSEARCH, a ground-breaking undercover video showing the unparalleled horrors of animal experimentation. An undercover investigator spent months documenting violations at the Biosearch testing laboratory in Philadelphia. The investigation showed how some companies actually kill animals to protect themselves from consumer lawsuits.

"THE AWARD-WINNING FILM 'THE WITNESS'" with guests Eddie Lama (the subject of the film), Louis Gedo (Director of outreach, FAUNAVISION), Lynn Wagner (Recording Secretary, Showing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK)), and 'Little Man,' a blind beagle (who was just adopted!).  This is a two-part segment; Eddie discussed what led him to equip a van with a video screen and drive through the streets airing films about fur production and other atrocities, in addition to establishing the Oasis Sanctuary in North Branch; Lynn Wagner talks about SHARK's involvement with the video-van concept; and Lou Gedo describes his experience with animal advocacy and the Sanctuary.   See: Photos from Our TV Show About THE AWARD-WINNING FILM 'THE WITNESS'

"HUNTING/FOIE GRAS" Featuring Anne and Peter Muller of WILDLIFE WATCH/ THE COMMITTEE TO ABOLISH SPORT HUNTING, and the LEAGUE OF HUMANE VOTERS.  Anne discusses the Department of Environmental Conservation's role in promoting hunting, and deceptive hunting practices, video provided by CASH; Peter discusses the efforts to pass laws against foie gras production in NY.  Graphic undercover video provided by www.Gourmetcruelty.com  See: Photos from Our TV Show About "HUNTING / FOIE GRAS"

"TRAPPING AND FUR FARMS" Featuring Mary Cotter of Rabbit Rehabilitation and Rescue, Juliet the Bunny, comedian Amy Sedaris of Comedy Central, and Caring Activists Against Fur.  Mary discusses the unfortunate new trend in rabbit fur clothing; Amy talks about her new Peta anti-fur parody, "What becomes a legend least?"; Julie O'Connor and Debbie Kowalski of CAAF discuss anti-fur activism in NYC, and provide details about fur manufacturing and effects on the environment. Graphic trapping/fur farm video provided by PETA.

"ANIMALS AND THE LAW" Featuring activist attorneys Del Seligman and Lydia Antoncic of ANIMAL WELFARE TRUST. Del discusses some specific cases, such as 'Sadie's story' written about in the CASH newsletter of Fall/Winter 2004 www.all-creatures.org/CASH ; Lydia discusses the Healthy Lunches Program and the AWT's work on farm animal reform.  Two graphic Peta PSAs included.

"PUPPY MILLS" Featuring Livi French of the CARING CORPS, discussing the government's surprising role in creating puppy mills, profiteers such as Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, the total lack of care given to animals in puppy mills, and and backyard breeders.  Graphic video included.

"THE TRUTH ABOUT SEAQUARIUMS" Featuring Taffy Williams of the NY     WHALE AND DOLPHIN ACTION LEAGUE. Taffy discusses the extremely cruel methods used to get sea animals for the booming seaquarium market. Graphic orca captivity film LOLITA, SLAVE TO ENTERTAINMENT by Tim Gorski, c/o Rattle The Cage Productions, and clips from FALL FROM FREEDOM, provided by Earth Island Institute is shown.

"RODEOS" Featuring ADOW member Marie Newman, who was with us when we stopped the USTA Rodeo and the one in Mt. Vernon.  We show truly heartbreaking video supplied by Showing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK), plus the standard instruments of rodeo torture, including spurs, a flank strap and an electric prod.

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