OUR ACHIEVEMENTS 2007
During 2007, your generosity made our work possible. Everyone at Animals' Angels thanks you for believing in our work and supporting it.
Below is a brief summary of our work in 2007.
1) Everywhere in the U.S., animals are transported to auctions, to be sold. In most locations, the animals are not provided any water. This results in increased mortality and tremendous suffering, especially during the hot summer months.
During 2007, Animals' Angels worked with and convinced several market owners to install watering systems. Now the animals at these facilities have access to water and some of their suffering has been eased.
Gathering evidence at a slaughter horse collecting station
2) During our investigations, we gather evidence of animal cruelty. We document what we observe and present these findings and the applicable law violations to the authorities in charge. Unfortunately, during 2007, we had to do this many times. Specifically, our horse investigations revealed that transport laws and laws protecting horses on their way to slaughter are often ignored.
Our documentation resulted in convictions in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Iowa with serious fines and additional punishments for the violators. Due to our intervention, conditions for the animals in the care of the offender have improved. Several dealers are now under observation of the authorities in charge.
Injured sheep - left to die in an auction pen
3) Information is the key. It is crucial that accurate and reliable information is accessible to the people in our country who are in charge - such as our Congressional Representatives.
During 2007, Animals' Angels met with various Members of Congress and presented reports and videos of our horse investigations, answered questions and provided inside information regarding the export of American horses to Canada and Mexico.
Right now, as you are reading this, we are busy planning our investigations for 2008.
So much needs to be done and people from all over the U.S. are contacting us asking for help. However, investigations and equipment are expensive and unfortunately our funds are still very limited.
Now is the best time to support our work with your donation!
This is our wish list of investigations 2008:
- American horses exported for slaughter
Investigations along borders to Mexico and Canada;
Investigations in Montana, New York, California and Nevada
- Horse auctions
Monitoring the 7 largest slaughter horse auctions in the country
Investigation into some especially long animal transport routes, where animals are transported for several days.
Continue to improve conditions for farm animals at auctions.
- Slaughter plants
Become a proud sponsor of one of our investigations. Let us know which investigation you would like us to use your donation for. Simply write for example "Horse Export" on your check. Animals' Angels Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) and your donations are tax deductible.
Make the Angels fly! Now. Your generous donation will allow us to continue our work to be THERE with the animals. To stand by their side when no one else does. To document and report what really happens to them. To make life for irresponsible dealers and haulers more difficult. To raise public awareness about the existing issues. To inform. To help enforce the laws. TO MAKE A CHANGE.
Thank you for your compassion!