Repost from 2012
LAST CHANCE FOR ANIMALS
HISTORY & ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Since its formation in 1984, Last Chance for Animals (LCA) has succeeded as one of the nation’s pioneer animal advocacy organizations. LCA’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has worked with prosecutors nationwide to put animal abusers behind bars. LCA’s educational and public outreach programs have empowered the public to make positive changes for the animals in their own communities.
To end the accusation that animal rights groups fabricate stories about animal research laboratories, LCA took a camera crew into UCLA's Brain Research Institute, where cats were being used as research subjects. The horror of animal research was exposed on the national television show 48 Hours and on CNN, turning the tide in media and public perception of vivisection.
CLICK HERE TO READ THE TIMELINE OF SUCCESSES THROUGH 2011
STRAIGHT FROM DEALINGDOG'S WEBSITE:
For nearly three decades, Chris DeRose has been an international leader in the animal rights movement, and an inspiration and consultant to countless other individuals and groups dedicated to the animal cause. In 1984, he founded Last Chance for Animals (LCA), a national, nonprofit animal advocacy organization focused on investigating, exposing, and ending animal exploitation.
Chris had a promising future as an actor, a profession he eventually turned his back on; instead he chose to devote 100% of his time to saving animals and educating people about animal abuse. For ten years, using the power of the media, he worked as a reporter and special correspondent for TV’s Hard Copy. By the time Hard Copy left the air in 1999, Chris had contributed to more than 150 animal stories on the show that reached millions of people. READ MORE
FROM DEALINGDOG'S WEBSITE: "In 1997, Chris released his autobiography, In Your Face, reporting on his life and his values on compassion. The book was the final achievement that earned him the prestigious Courage of Conscience International Peace Award – an honor he shares with previous award winners Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr."
LAST CHANCE FOR ANIMALS
Last Chance for Animals (LCA), a national animal rights organization based in Los Angeles, has been active for almost three decades. Founded and led by animal expert, author, and actor, Chris DeRose, LCA's roots began in exposing the inherent cruelty of vivisection.
Ban Puppy Mills
Breed, Greed and Misery – Approximately 500,000 puppies per year are bred in puppy mills, facilities known for their filthy, overcrowded conditions and the unhealthy animals they produce.
Puppy Mill Facts
Puppy Mill Awareness Day
Adopt, Don't Shop
Cesar Millan - The Dog Whisperer
Anti-puppy Mill LegislationWhat You Can Do
"Ask not what an animal can do for you; ask what you can do for an animal." Jasper
"The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men." ~Alice Walker
The source of the quote is Walker's preface to Marjorie Spiegel's 1988 book, "The Dreaded Comparison" . Her next sentence was, "This is the gist of Ms. Spiegel's cogent, humane and astute argument, and it is sound."