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Talkin' Pets News
September 12, 2020
Host - Jon Patch
Co-Host - Jillyn Sidlo - Celestial Custom Dog Services
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Special Guests - Dan Paul, Washington senior state director of the Humane Society of the United States will join Jon & Talkin' Pets to discuss Wildlife Killing Contests
Country/Pop group Southern Halo will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 9/12/20 at 620pm ET to discuss their latest single and new pets also goving away autographed badanas and coozies
Harness the Power of Beneficial Microbes to Protect Against Germs
Floor-Mate™ Offers Ranchers and Cattle Owners a Natural Formula to Keep Stables Clean
Justin, TX (May 2015) - The country has just experienced one of the more divergent winters on record, and conditions on opposing coasts were equal in contradiction. According to a climate study, most Western states survived one of the top 10 warmest winters under an extreme drought while 23 Eastern and Northern states endured one of the top 10 coldest winters with record levels of snow1. Whether raising dairy cows in California or hens in Pennsylvania, many owners of poultry and cattle were challenged with extended hours spent indoors for feed, water, and shelter. The increase of time spent enclosed raises many risks to farm sanitation, animal health and spread of germs. Under such conditions, ranchers and handlers are constantly faced with the challenge of how to remove animal waste material or sanitize the stall or living area. Some of the most commonly known diseases that come from untreated animal waste include E. Coli, Salmonella, Campylobacter and Yersinia2. Bio S.I. Technology’s (www.biositechnology.com/) Floor-Mate provides an all-natural solution to safeguard livestock health and reduce the spread of dangerous pathogens to people.
Bio S.I.’s Floor-Mate keeps bacteria from growing in manure left in bedding and protects livestock’s health from harmful toxins in waste matter and urine that can sicken animals with pneumonia. In addition, in order to combat the odors from waste material, Bio S.I.’s Floor-Mate utilizes non-manure, naturally occurring soil inoculants and microbes that break down the proteins, salts, and other materials found in urine and fecal matter, which can cause musty, unpleasant odors.
”We understand the challenges of each season, but especially during colder months, in keeping livestock healthy and ready for the more productive months. In the day of large scale ranching to meet population and consumer demands, taking the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of yourself and your livestock is crucial to production throughout the year,” says Bio S.I Technology founder and CEO Wayne Tucker. “In addition to keeping livestock production up, Bio S.I.’s Floor-Mate allows you to keep your costs and labor demands down.”
Floor-Mate can be sprayed as a diluted solution or rinse with water after, depending on the application needs, for a clean area. Bio S.I. varies in sizes of products, for any livestock. Floor-Mate is applicable to all types of livestock areas such as poultry houses, horse stalls, dairy barns, hog barns, and anywhere livestock is held. One quart of Bio S.I. Floor-Mate will cover up to 1,000 square feet, allowing you to save money on less concentrated solution or additional supplies and save time demanded from alternative cleaning methods. Using Bio S.I.’s Floor-Mate to ensure the livestock housing will remain safe and toxin free. For more information about Floor-mate or to order directly, please visit: www.biositechnology.com
About Bio S.I. Technology
Bio S.I. Technology, LLC is a USDA BioPreferred™ member comprised of a team of experts with decades of experience producing microbial products. Bio S.I produces a full range of microbial inoculants including Bio S.I. Lawn & Garden Formula, Septic Cleanser Formula, Remediation Formula and Jackpot I & II, new all-natural probiotic products formulated to bring beneficial soil borne microbes inside the digestive tracts of livestock and equine. Bio S.I. products can be found at Farm Supply, on line and through a network of distributors around the US. For more information about Bio S.I. Technology, or to purchase their effective formulas, please visit www.biositechnology.com .###
|ENEWSLETTER • NOV. 13, 2013|
We support Vegan Outreach because we’ve seen firsthand how effective this type of outreach is in reaching those most open to change. VO’s emphasis on being friendly and approachable is not only more comfortable for me to be a part of, it also works. We also appreciate that VO treats their employees with respect and honors their amazing efforts.
I support Vegan Outreach because I believe in the grassroots philosophy of impacting one person at a time. I like the fact that most of the money raised goes straight towards advocacy with very little overhead. The larger campaigns do generate more buzz but can arguably be less effective in transforming lives. VO takes a sensible approach to reduce the amount of pain and suffering in this world: recommending people to “lean in” towards veganism rather than presenting an all-or-nothing ultimatum.
Newsletter of the Year!
Got my newsletter in the mail yesterday and read it cover to cover. Really made me feel happy, hopeful, and inspired!
A PDF of the stunning fall 2013 issue of Vegan Outreach News is now available. There were so many wonderful stories, we expanded it by four pages, but could still only fit a small fraction!
Please take a few minutes to peruse the inspiring stories, amazing feedback, and incredible pics – we promise it’ll be worth your time!
To receive a hard copy for yourself, or copies to distribute to friends and colleagues, just contact us!
The newsletter also has details about the incredible End-of-Year Matching Opportunity.
Right now, your fully tax-deductible contribution will be doubled, dollar for dollar!
If you want the biggest bang for your buck, please make a special donation to this challenge – your support will go twice as far toward a more compassionate world!
You can use a credit card to make a secure, fully tax-deductible donation online, or send a check or money order to:
Vegan Outreach | POB 30865 | Tucson, AZ 85751
We promise: you’ll be glad you did.
Chain of the Decade
Thanks to everyone who has been a part of Hotel Vegan Outreach! By hosting our touring activists in your homes, you have saved VO many thousands of dollars – dollars that have gone to reach new people and create more vegetarians!
Shopping Site of the Month
The Vegetarian Site is a great place to find new vegan products and gifts. Be sure to shop in November!
Sticker for the New Year
Vegan Outreach has created a new bumper sticker! You can order it from the VO catalog.
I am a recurring donor because I realize that the greatest amount of suffering in the world is the suffering of the animals who are destined to be slaughtered for food, whose lives are accorded no value except as they can be used for human ends and purposes. That is huge and just so wrong. I want to help and am grateful for the opportunity to support your efforts. I feel I am a small part of the change I would like to see in the world.
Lauren and I had an action-packed day at Oklahoma State. We extended our record-breaking streak to 10 days, rocking out the biggest day of leafleting in Oklahoma history. Good conversations, too. For example, Jessy [left] received a VO booklet from us last school year and has been veg since! Lauren met a young woman interested in going veg and eventually vegan. Lauren helped push her further along that path. There were two separate incidents where I offered a Guide to a student and another one overheard this and basically said, “I’m also veg and would like a Guide too!”
Leslie, Kimberly, and I shattered the record at Bowie State! Timmi jumped for joy when I gave her a booklet: “I’m going vegetarian soon!” There was a stray kitten on campus with an eye infection (kitten now being cared for). Leslie overheard some students talking about the kitten. One of them said, “[The VO leafleters] made us realize that it’s okay to care [about animals].” Cool stuff.
The students at De Anza College were friendly and the take rate was high – I handed out all my booklets in a few hours. Gave Guides to interested people, and one to a new vegan for her brother. I also met a woman who thanked me for being there and asked for information about volunteering with VO.
Nearly got the record at the College of Marin. Had very useful conversations. E.g., a student who said she was vegan for two weeks, then she gave up. Another student had been vegan for two years before giving up. The Guides will help them!
Good day at Oxnard College and Channel Islands High. A number of students said, “Awesome” or “Cool” or “I love animals.” A physiology professor told me he uses his lecture on digestion to segue into the film Earthlings and his students are required to watch it. Wow. I noticed a sign for Vegetarian Awareness Day at Oxnard College with vegan food! A student got a Compassionate Choices and later flagged me down to say, “Now I don’t want to eat chicken anymore.” She was happy to get a Guide. A guy said the booklet made him want to go vegan; he also got a Guide.
At Carnegie Mellon University, Carmen [above, right] was in awe of our lit. She asked me if the images were real. When I told her yes, she asked if this was happening here (i.e., in the United States), again I told her yes. She was shocked that this cruelty was happening every day in her own backyard (so to speak). I could tell she was moved at learning this all, she clearly knew nothing of factory farming before seeing our leaflet. We spoke for several minutes about the cruel practices used on factory farms. I gave her a Guide because she wanted to know about what to eat. I also spoke with Patrick [right], a student who took a leaflet on his way to class, and stopped to chat with me on his way back after class. He was interested in vegan bodybuilding after seeing vegan bodybuilder extraordinaire Robert Cheeke in the booklet. He said that he understands that the cruelty is wrong, but he’s big into his health and fitness so he wanted to learn more about veg sources of protein and such. He told me that he lifts weights, to which I replied that I do as well. We spoke about where vegan athletes get their protein, and I directed him to VeganBodybuilding.com, which has a ton of information for vegans who lift.
Chris took vacation time to join me at Oakton Community College. We heard from students who wanted to know what they can do to help the animals. Some said the booklet was sad, and one told me it made her go vegan for six months last time she received it, though she had gone back to eating meat sometimes. Another told me it made him change what he got for lunch.
Set a new record at Worcester State and met many vegetarians and vegans. Eight students shared their emails to start a group. I had many, many other amazing conversations. One professor stopped by to ask questions, also told me who could be faculty advisor for a campus group. A food service worker came by and took both a Compassionate Choices and a Guide.
At Georgia State, Matt met a student who insisted that he needed to eat meat because of the taste and protein. Matt told him the animals are hung upside down and their throats are slit – the only way to stop this horrific slaughter is by eliminating meat – with each meal he has the power to save a life. He agreed and said, “Never thought of it like that! Please give me a booklet and I will read it tonight.” A girl told me that she has been thinking about going veg. She asked me if it is hard. I said I love being vegan!! It is very easy. I took down her info and told her I will help her in any way I can.
Despite the bad weather, CAA and I reached nearly 3,000 students at the University of Minnesota. I met a woman who loved the booklet and wanted more to hand out at the clinic there. Met Tony, who had been veg for 6 months and gave up. After I gave him a Guide and we chatted for a bit, he helped me leaflet. He really enjoyed it!
The students at Appalachian State were all SUPER friendly and receptive. I met 10 vegetarians and 6 vegans, 2 of whom changed their diet from receiving a VO booklet last year! Three people said no to a booklet at first, but then came back and asked for one later. Two students who read the booklet that day told me they were very affected by it and intended to change their diets.
At Cal State San Bernardino, I met Cheyenne [top of page], who now wants to go veg. She joined me to leaflet, too! Many other great interactions! Had a long conversation with Lisa [above, left], who now wants to move to vegan! Another student told me getting a VO booklet in the past is why she went veg. Another woman [above, right] came back and told me she was really considering these issues, and asked for more booklets to show friends. I saw many reading cover to cover. One student said, “Finally I get handed something I really care about!” Heard others say, “This is terrible,” and discuss it with friends. Snapped a pic of a fraternity brother showing Compassionate Choices to a friend [right] – then gave him a Guide and had a brief convo. Met Erica [above, center], who loves animals and is now open to adding more veg meals. Also met a professor who told me how horrible animal experiments on campus are. I agreed and then pointed out that 98 or 99 percent of animals who suffer similar horror are the ones raised for food. She told me how much she loved animals, followed by, “I should probably go vegetarian.” Bingo! Great day!
Melissa [MacDonald, right] joined me at Orange Coast College and Golden West College, where we had numerous conversations and watched a bunch of students reading their booklets. First we met Marlene [above, right], a psychology student and professed animal lover who is now interested in eating fewer animal products. Then Laura and Jenny [above, left]: Jenny had gotten a VO booklet in the past and had started to eat less meat. We had a beautiful conversation, and Laura also asked for a Guide. Heather [below, right] had received a booklet last year and ate vegan for four months, then started to eat some eggs and fish. After our talk and getting a Guide, she is committed to not harming animals. Melissa had a productive 20-minute convo with an inquisitive professor who had many questions. Then I met a near-vegetarian who was thrilled to get a Guide; I think she’ll go fully vegan. Talked with Matt [below, left], an environmental sciences major. He was so open to the beautiful world of compassionate living and eating, he really made my day.
—Vic Sjodin, 9/24/13
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Funds for horses and cattle to be administered by Montana Horse Sanctuary
NEW YORK—The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced that it has awarded a grant of $15,000 to Montana Horse Sanctuary in Simms, Mont., which will be used to buy hay and feed for horses and cattle affected by the disastrous wildfires that recently damaged about 18,000 acres of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.
Early estimates are that 1,200 horses and cattle now have little or no feed. The land is not expected to recover from the fire for months, but the need for feed will increase as new foals and calves are born, possibly swelling the animal population to about 2,000.
“We are happy to come to the aid of the livestock impacted by these destructive fires,” said Jacque Schultz, senior director of the ASPCA Equine Fund. “These funds will be used to purchase much needed hay and feed for horses and cattle impacted by the devastating fires that destroyed buildings, uprooted residents and negatively impacted the food source for more than a thousand head of livestock.”
“Our organization is incredibly grateful to the ASPCA for its immediate and generous response to this crisis,” added Jane Heath, executive director of the Montana Horse Sanctuary. “It’s a huge boost to our ability to help the Blackfeet Tribe and their animals during this difficult time.”
The ASPCA Equine Fund provides grants to non-profit equine welfare organizations in the United States for purposes in alignment with its efforts to protect horses. The ASPCA Equine Fund grants program seeks to award equine organizations that strive to achieve best practices, including sound horse care, maintenance of updated websites and robust fundraising practices.
About the ASPCA®
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first humane organization established in the Americas and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animal welfare. More than one million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. The ASPCA, which is headquartered in New York City, offers a wide range of programs, including a mobile clinic outreach initiative, its own humane law enforcement team, and a groundbreaking veterinary forensics team and mobile animal CSI unit. For more information, please visit www.aspca.org. To become a fan of the ASPCA on Facebook, go to www.facebook.com/aspca. To follow the ASPCA on Twitter, go to www.twitter.com/aspca.
About Montana Horse Sanctuary
Montana Horse Sanctuary is a 501(c)-3 that was established to help rehabilitate and improve the lives of in crisis and abused horses, while educating the public about these magnificent and deserving animals. The sanctuary also helps horse owners in crisis with hay, euthanasia and veterinary grants. For more information, please visit www.montanahorsesanctuary.org or call 406-264-5300.