Category Archive: politics

Sep 16

“The Pearl City Feral Cats”

The Pearl City Refuse Yard, City property

The Deaths of 10 Cats at the Hands of the City — Why Did They Have to Die?   On October 6, 2010, Animal Advocate Inc. received word that Mr. Richard Crabbe, an employee at the Pearl City Refuse Yard (952 3rd Street in Pearl City, O’ahu), was ordered to trap the feral cats who …

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Sep 15

“The Hawaiian Humane Society’s Conduct in the Norman Pang Case”

Norman Pang Talks to the Press

OUR LETTERS REGARDING THE HAWAIIAN HUMANE SOCIETY Mr. Norman Pang, formerly of Animal Haven, a no-kill animal shelter in Waianae (O’ahu), has filed a lawsuit in FEDERAL COURT against the Hawaiian Humane Society (“HHS”), and others.  Animal Advocate Inc. is very concerned about the conduct of the HHS as described in court filings in the …

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Sep 14

“Death of the Dog-Meat Bill and The Failure of Our Legislature”

The dogmeat trade

The Island Vegetarian Issue:  Apr – Jun 2005 by Pam Davis, VSH Member   As some of you may remember, a few months ago we told you about an undercover investigation revealing the existence of a thriving dog-meat trade in our state.   The investigation was conducted by Carroll Cox of EnviroWatch, Inc. Mr. Cox posed …

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Sep 14

“Foes Use Scare Tactics Against the Dog-Meat Bill”

Sen. Chun-Oakland

Honolulu Star-Bulletin The Gathering Place Vol. 10, Issue 51, Sunday, February 20, 2005   A few months ago, many of your readers saw articles and TV reports about information exposing a thriving dog-meat trade in Hawai’i. Evidence — including audio and video recordings with an individual who buys and sells dog meat — documented conversations …

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Sep 13

“Senator Says: Don’t Feed the Cats!”

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UPDATE  —  SUCCESS! We have learned today that Senator Clarence Nishihara, who is the Introducer of SB2017 (imposing a $1,000 fine for feeding feral cats, see story below), informed EnviroWatch, Inc. that he has asked the Chairwoman of the Committee to which the bill was referred NOT to schedule the bill for hearing! Senator Nishihara …

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Sep 13

“We Should Better Protect Hawaii’s Sentient Animals”

Bombie

STAR BULLETIN Vol. 126 / No. 333  —  Tuesday, January 1, 2008 This is in regard to the Dec. 29 letter to the editor from Dan Chainey, proposing to use “unwanted animals” for food.  Recently, pet pigs and dogs have been killed and eaten, and Chainey thinks the Hawaiian Humane Society should take this opportunity …

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Sep 13

“Science Versus Politics in Hawaii”

Endangered Hawaiian monk seal

“Will scientific facts prevail, or will political force reign supreme?” By Pam Davis, Animal Advocate Inc. (2010) The protections which have been put into place to protect our precious and irreplaceable natural resources are being unraveled and systematically destroyed by our own State government, namely, the Department of Land and Natural Resources (“DLNR”) and its …

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Sep 13

“Our Leaders Aren’t Doing Enough About Avian Flu”

avianFlu

Honolulu Star-Bulletin The Gathering Place Vol. 10, Issue 291  –  Tuesday, October 18, 2005 By Pamela Davis   When Bill Frist, M.D., Senate majority leader, tells the Washington Times that the bird flu virus “poses an immense potential threat to American civilization,” you know something’s up. What are the odds of a pandemic? Two weeks …

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Sep 10

“Not Just Dogs, Cats Should Be Protected”

Dog-meat victim

Honolulu Advertiser February 24, 2005 I appreciated your editorial because you said we must confront the issue of the dog-meat trade, and noted that it forces us to define our societal values.   You said that the issue of which animals are fit for consumption is “entirely arbitrary.” This is an important statement.  We eat pigs, …

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Sep 09

“Pet’s Slaying No Surprise in Animal-Cruel Hawaii”

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Honolulu Star-Bulletin THE GATHERING PLACE Vol 11, Issue 323  —  Sunday, November 19, 2006 By Pamela Davis Editor’s note:   Police on Nov. 10 charged Joseph B. Calarruda V in the killing of a pet pig named Porky who once was featured in an Island Air commercial.  Porky was cornered by hunting dogs in the …

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