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End your year on a note so high, only your dog will hear it!



Wishing you a very happy and healthy 2024!

 

2023 was a BIG year for 600 Million Dogs and animals all around the world. 

And none of it would be possible without you!  

 

GOOD NEWS:  YOUR TAX-DEDUCTIBLE GIFT to help animals will be DOUBLED!


Thanks to you, we were able to speak up for animals suffering from terrible abuse while at the same time pursuing our mission — to save entire future generations of stray dogs and cats from suffering. In case you missed it...




1. Exposing the Shootings of Stray Dogs in Bahrain.


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Stray dogs are being mercilessly shot dead on the streets of Bahrain, a small island nation near Saudi Arabia.


Since October 2022, the systematic hunting and shooting of stray dogs has been repeated almost daily. Their bodies are stuffed into trash bags and driven away.


The government will neither confirm nor deny that it is responsible for the shootings.


If you haven’t already,  please send a powerful message to the Crown Prince of Bahrain and other influential Bahraini officials. It just takes one click! 



UPDATE: Tragically, the shooting continues. International media attention is desperately needed. We continue to work to stop this slaughter of innocent, friendly dogs. Please visit and share our website page https://www.600milliondogs.org/bahrain


2. Demanding that Twitter's new owner, Elon Musk, end his inhumane experiments on animals.


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Recent reports have found that over 1,500 animals were killed as a result of billionaire Elon Musk’s company, Neuralink. 


Neuralink is attempting to design a device to process and transmit neural signals that could connect to other technological devices, such as a computer or a phone. 


Neuralink’s lofty goals are clouded by evidence of abusive animal experiments, even according to its own employees. Dating back to 2017, public records revealed horrifying details: one rhesus monkey’s nausea was “so severe that the animal vomited and had open sores in her esophagus before she was finally killed,” according to the nonprofit group Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.


If you haven’t already, demand that Neuralink STOP its cruel animal experiments. Just click and sign here!



UPDATE: In September 2023, Elon Musk publicly claimed in a post on social media site "X" (formerly Twitter) that "No monkey has died as a result of a Neuralink implant," in spite of all the evidence to the contrary. Neuralink has now begun recruiting for human trials.


3. Demanding an end to Cat Killing contests in New Zealand.


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Earlier this year, New Zealand carried out a disturbing cat hunting contest that not only took the lives of innocent felines but also initially targeted children as participants with a $250 prize for whoever killed the most cats.


Following multiple complaints, the event’s organizers decided to remove the under-14 category from the competition.


Despite the removal of the under-14 category, local animal rights activists reported scenes where children, some as young as 7, were swinging lifeless animals in their faces.


While the organizers argue that killing feral cats is essential to protect native species, preservation efforts should focus on finding compassionate solutions.

 

If you haven’t yet, please sign our petition below. 



UPDATE: No further comment has been made by the contest organizers or by the government.


4. Advocating for the passage of legislation to outlaw: The killing of dogs for meat in South Korea.


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UPDATE: On the 17th of November 2023, the South Korean government made a historic announcement: a bill to ban dog meat will be introduced by the end of the year. If passed, the law will go into full effect in 2027. This could be a massive win for the dogs of South Korea!


South Korea has been known for the horrifying practice of farming dogs for human consumption.


This practice presently breeds over one million dogs across thousands of farms in South Korea in terrible conditions.

 

Abandoned pets with collars are also frequently found among the animals designated for slaughter.


You can still sign our petition to encourage lawmakers to pass the bill banning dog meat!



5. Calling on the CDC to cancel their excessive Red Tape Restrictions on bringing dogs, such as rescued dogs, into the U.S.


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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) proposed new, strict guidelines on the importation of dogs to the U.S.


New, extremely strict guidelines impacting dogs from countries with a high risk of rabies could mean a death sentence for countless dogs across the world and would bring international rescue efforts to a standstill.


It also means that many people – Americans living abroad or those looking to emigrate to the U.S. – may be forced to abandon their beloved companion animals.


Dogs are already required to have a valid rabies certificate before entering the U.S. This is an important requirement, but the many layers of additional restrictions are far too complex and strict.


Many of you spoke up for dogs by voicing comments on the CDC’s page. Comments have since been closed, and we are so grateful to everyone who took action! 


UPDATE: Unfortunately, the CDC has extended its temporary suspension of dog importation from high-risk dog rabies countries until July 31, 2024.


6. Demanding that Australia end their use of an actual "Cat Killing Machine" and end their "War Against Cats."


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Australia has declared a "war on feral cats." The country is rolling out a cruel and diabolical 5-year plan to cut down the feral cat population.


The plan includes a killing machine called “The Felixer.” 


The device has cameras that can detect when a cat is passing by, and lasers that will then shoot a toxic gel onto the cat.


When the cats groom themselves, they swallow the poison and die a slow and painful death.


The Australian government should be using its creativity and resources to invest in the development of nonlethal birth control methods!


If you haven’t yet, please sign our petition to send your message to Australian officials.



UPDATE: As of now, the sickeningly cruel cat-killing plan is still set to move forward.


7. Demanding that the Red Wings pro hockey team stop their inhumane abuse of octopuses.


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The Detroit Red Wings have tolerated a “tradition” of animal abuse for over 70 years at their home playoff games.


Before these games, some fans throw octopuses onto the ice, supposedly to bring good luck to the team.


Even though the National Hockey League has banned throwing “objects” (and, it should go without saying, sentient beings) onto the ice, the rule has not been effectively enforced. 


If you haven’t already, please click the button below to watch a short video of this abuse -- and then please SPEAK UP for octopuses by signing the petition to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman!



UPDATE: So far, the Detroit Red Wings have done nothing further to stop this sickening abuse at their games. 






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Bianca, a Pilot Pup rescued by 600MillionDogs.org

As you know, our nonprofit science-centered mission is to significantly reduce animal suffering on a global scale by developing a safe, edible, one-dose, permanent-lasting birth control Cookie for stray dogs and cats.


It is an ambitious, challenging mission, but the goal of saving huge numbers of animals instead of just a few is worth fighting for.


Every day that goes by, homeless animals suffer needlessly, and that is not acceptable.


That's why we continue this unique project, day in and day out, even though our funding is not yet enough to do this scientific work on a large, efficient scale that would help animals more quickly. 


This year, we rescued a record number of Pilot Pups, fed each a single safe trial Cookie, and adopted them into loving homes as a part of our grassroots studies to develop the Spay and Neuter Cookie. 


Billion-dollar drug companies refuse to help us end this #1 crisis facing dogs and cats — stray overpopulation — but with your help, we will succeed!


2023 was a powerful year for animals all around the world, and you played an instrumental role in it! Let’s make 2024 the best year yet!


Don't miss this last chance of the year to have your gift DOUBLED! 


Together, we can end the overpopulation crisis and the horrible suffering it causes. 


Thank you in advance for your support. It is very much needed and deeply appreciated.


P.S. Last chance to make a tax-deductible gift for 2023! THANK YOU!


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