Fauna Foundation is very concerned about an event taking place as part of Montreal 375th anniversary festivities. From August 24th -27th 2017, the city of Montreal, along with the Society for the Celebrations of Montréal’s 375th Anniversary are holding a rodeo event, called Nomadfest Urban Rodeo, in the Old Port of Montreal. Unfortunately, this Montreal rodeo will subject animals to stress, injury and even the risk of death for the sole purpose of entertainment. This is not a tradition that has ever represented the history of Montreal, nor is it representative of the values of its citizens.
Skunk, One of our very own residents, is retired from this antiquated form of recreation.
It is time to take a stand against the use of animals in the entertainment industry. We invite our supporters to boycott the Montreal Rodeo and visit www.notorodeo.com to sign the petition to prevent this event, produced by Nomadfest Urban Rodeo, from taking place. You will also find pre-written letters addressed to Mayor Coderre, the Society for the Celebrations of Montréal’s 375th Anniversary, the tourism board of Montreal, as well as the sponsors partaking in this event. Please speak up for those who cannot, and let us celebrate Montreal’s 375th anniversary, free from the suffering that rodeo animals endure.
La Fondation Fauna est inquiète par rapport à certains évènements ayant lieu dans le cadre des festivités du 375eme anniversaire de Montréal. Du 24 au 27 août 2017, la Ville de Montréal, en collaboration avec la Société pour les célébrations du 375eme Anniversaire de Montréal tiendra un évènement RODEO dans le Vieux-Port de Montréal. Malheureusement, les animaux faisant partie de cet évènement seront sujets au stress, des risques de blessures et même le risque de mort dans le but unique de divertissement. Les rodéos ne sont pas représentatifs de la culture, ni l’histoire de Montréal et surtout pas des valeurs des montréalais. Un de nos propres résidents, Skunk, est un résident retraité de cette forme désuète de divertissement. Il est temps d’agir contre l’utilisation des animaux dans l’industrie du divertissement. Nous invitons nos partisans à boycotter cet évènement et de visiter le site www.nonaurodeo.com afin de signer une pétition pour annuler l’évènement Nomadfest Rodeo Urbain. Vous y trouverez aussi des lettres rédigées et adressées au Maire Coderre, la Société pour les Célébrations du 375eme anniversaire de Montréal, le bureau de Tourisme Montréal, ainsi que les entreprises qui subventionnent cet évènement. Défendez ceux qui n’ont pas de voix et célébrons ensemble le 375eme anniversaire de Montréal, sans la souffrance inutile des animaux dans les rodéos.
Today marked the death of John Glenn. Born on July 18th, 1921, he went on to become a Marine pilot and in 1959 was selected for the Mercury astronaut training program. In 1962 he was the first American man to orbit the earth, circling it 3 times. He famously commented: “I don’t know what you can say about a day when you see four beautiful sunsets…. This is a little unusual, I think.” In 1998, at the age of 77, he made his second trip into space onboard the Space Shuttle, helping NASA learn what effects space had on older people. John Glenn lived a long and full life and passed away on December 8th, at the age of 95. (more…)
“When he died, all things soft and beautiful and bright would be buried with him.” — Madeline Miller
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing away of our dear friend Norman Taylor.
Norman, known to his friends simply as Taylor, was one of Fauna’s first friends and has always been there for us in the role of volunteer, board member, advisor and most of all as a dear and trusted friend.
His great respect for the planet and all beings — both human and non-human — was exemplary. He has campaigned his whole life for the rights and inclusiveness of all members of this planet and leaves behind a shining example and legacy, central to our beliefs, that we will never forget. (more…)
The Chimphouse is in need of renovations — in particular, a fresh coat of paint! The chimps love to play. The walls of their home often get chipped and worn by toys and enrichment that are dragged around and furniture being re-arranged. The paint is further damaged by the necessary power-washing that is done weekly to keep the rooms clean for the residents. So, it is time to get to work and we are kicking things off with our Wet Paint Campaign!