Move the Message: Your Guide to Making a Difference
and Changing the World - Josephine Bellaccomo
action and empower others to act with this strategic approach to
targeting your message to the appropriate power holders-designing
and delivering a compelling, persuasive presentation with excellent
visual support, and fielding questions and comments so that your
audience will be energized to take action and move your message to
others. With confidence, construct and pitch captivating sound bites
to the media, deflect personal attacks, and take the message to the
streets to get winning results.
Communications consultant and political activist Josephine Bellaccomo
delivers a step-by-step process, complete with tips, tactics, strategies,
examples, and exercises, to ensure that your message is focused,
powerful and unstoppable. Whether the difference you want to make
is local or global, this guide is essential for activists and concerned
individuals in any cause.
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Josphine has been coming on our hunting patrol in
the Catskills for years!
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UNITY www.unityworldhq.org is a
spiritual center that acknowledges animals often. In their April
15, 2002 "Daily Word" they write in part:
"The love of God within moves through
me in moments of reaching out to children, adults, and animals
help ease their pain, whether it is of body or emotions.
I cannot always make things right for others, but I can always
compassionate and caring."
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AVOID CAR ACCIDENTS WITH ANIMALS
An excellent website that we learned about from
Sue Gordon of NJ is the following:
consists of six pages of tips on how to avoid hitting an animal
while driving. Animal People was credited by Sue for bringing
it to her attention.
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VIRGINIA GILLES and MAMA ALPHA in Hermitage,
MO. Virginia is a very special C.A.S.H. member, who always writes
wonderful, encouraging letters. She sent us this recent photo of
herself and Mama Alpha. Virginia Gilles rescued Mama Alpha in 1997,
she kept her two puppies, LUCKY and SISTER MARY LOU. They
are all family now. Virginia is always doing something to help
animals, and, in addition, Virginia does beautiful watercolor paintings.
you, Virginia, for sharing this. Mama Alpha couldn’t be happier.
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We thank MIRIAM COHEN of Forest Hills, NY
for her many donations to our tag sale
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Thank you to MARY and FRANK HOFFMAN who host
our website. Please see theirs: www.all-creatures.org
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DAVID KVERAGAS from PA is a former hunter
who can speak with authority. If anyone is looking for an
anti-hunting advocate and lecturer – call David at: 570-587-3429.
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The COALITION TO STOP HUNTING NOW puts
anti-hunting ads into newspapers regularly. They’re a terrific
group in Sea Bright, NJ. You can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org
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BASF is having a Bow hunting sweepstakes.
Go to www.forestryfacts.com/OfficialTripRules You
can let them know how you feel about it.
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for wildlife control – An excellent way to humanely keep waterfowl
from areas where they aren’t wanted. It should be used prior
to nesting season. The one drawback is that it looks like a gun.
You might want to suggest to the company that they design a laser
that looks like a camera. This way you don’t have to stand out
in the open with a gun-like object in your hand.
For other helpful non-lethal methods see the website
of THE COALITION TO PREVENT THE DESTRUCTION OF CANADA GEESE at www.canadageese.org
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From a North Carolina Newspaper: (Sent to us by Rex
Stuart/N.R.C.I.) Non-Hunter Rights Coalition
North Carolina Wildlife officers said Thursday
that the public does not have to worry about coyotes.
Officer Mike Hatcher and Sergeant Dale Caveny, who have been
working in the wildlife field for 20 years, said that there have
been no cases of coyotes biting people in Surry County. Coyotes
have been accused of killing livestock, but typically, they said,
the animals go after small prey, such as rabbits.
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HUNTERS DECLINE AND CONTRIBUTE
RELATIVELY LITTLE TO THE ECONOMY
According to an "outdoor article" that
appeared in the Post-Standard, an upstate NY paper, they
"The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently
followed up on its 1996 Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated
Recreation. According to the update interviews conducted in 2001, the
number of active hunters in the nation declined by 7 percent in
5 years, to approximately 13 million persons age 16 or older."
Yet since 1996, there has been an increase of
5 million people who engage in non-consumptive wildlife watching.
More than 68 million people went bird watching, fed birds, or
went on trips to watch birds and other wildlife. They directly
more than 29 billion on these activities, and generated over
85 billion in related economic activity, creating more than one
jobs and producing $5.2 billion in federal and state tax revenues.
[And that’s money that EVERYONE can benefit from, unlike the
firearms excise taxes which can only be used to produce more
use of firearms,
ammunition and bows and arrows.]
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SPORTS AFIELD has ceased publication,
due to an "advertising recession." It was in business 115
years and ended with the June 2002 issue. Sports Afield gave Wildlife
Watch a nice bit of publicity in their February issue over the Suspend
Hunting campaign following 911. They ridiculed our very serious position.
See what happens when you ridicule an organization that’s on the
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RALPH KLEIN, the Premier of Alberta, Canada, said
he opposes a proposal to create hunting farms in Alberta for tourists.
He said "I find it abhorrent."
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GERMANY VOTES FOR ANIMAL RIGHTS. Germany
became the first European nation to vote to guarantee animal rights
in its constitution. A majority of lawmakers in the Bundestag voted
to add "and animals" to a clause that obliges the state
to protect the dignity of humans. The main impact will be to restrict
the use of animals in experiments.
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VALERIE WILL of ANIMAL RIGHTS ADVOCATES
OF WESTERN NY sent the following information:
The DEC’s Reynolds Game Farm is expected to ship
4,700 day-old pheasant chicks from Ithaca to the Jamesville Correctional
Facility. The birds will be raised to adulthood by corrections officers
and inmates. They’ll be turned loose in area fields in late Sept.
and Oct., just before pheasant season.
This needs an investigation. Prisons are routinely
using the inmates to help "sporting" clubs. Unfortunately,
it merely desensitizes people to animal suffering.
Also, Val called attention to another Buffalo
Jim Hudson had applied for a canned hunt area, but
the board denied him that possibility. They are allowing a "preserve" which
they liken to a "farm." Hudson is planning to use his farm
for "genetic purposes" [which means growing trophy bucks
for canned hunt areas]. This will still have to go before the Town
board along with the Planning and Environmental Board of Colden.
You can fax the Colden Town Board at 716-941-9335.
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Thank you to DAVID CANTOR for the following information:
It was reported by CAMILLA FOX of API that the proposal to
increase the trap check time by the Michigan DNR (state game agency)
passed a regulatory change that allows trappers 48 hours in the Southern
region to check traps, and 72 hours in the northern part of the state.
Can you imagine the condition of the animal or the skin after all
that time? This clearly is recreational trapping as the condition
would be unusable!!!!
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Seattle Goose Kill Halted
"We are extremely pleased to learn that our
resident Canada geese can go about their lives without fear of being
captured and gassed," said Give Geese A Chance volunteer Bob
Chorush. "Four months ago, we began getting to know our geese,
visiting them, tracking their populations and movements. We learned
about them so that we could protect them, but the more we learned
about them the more we wanted to protect them. They are intelligent,
beautiful, loyal and resourceful. We are very pleased that we will
be able to continue our emerging friendship with these geese."
Give Geese A Chance volunteers credit their actions
with saving resident geese.
"This was an impressive all-volunteer, grassroots
effort to save the geese and I feel honored to have been a part of
it," stated goose volunteer coordinator Charlene Baxter. "We
hope that the killing will not resume next year, but if it does,
we will protect our geese as fiercely as we have this year. We do
not believe that the public is willing to tolerate this unnecessary
and inhumane slaughter. We have more than 150 volunteers who are
ready and willing to save our geese."
To contact the group,
e-mail Bob Chorush at email@example.com