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Friday, February 26, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
The $100,000 donation by Yellow Tail Wines to the Humane Society of the United States' (HSUS) animal rescue program has prompted a flurry of angry online postings in the US calling for people to boycott the wine.
The HSUS describes itself as the United States' largest and most effective animal protection organisation and it sponsors workshops that teach people how to lobby for animal protection laws.
In response to the donation, a page called Yellow Fail has been set up on the Facebook social networking site and has attracted more than 3,000 fans.
A rancher from South Dakota has posted an online video of himself pouring the wine onto the snow in front of his cattle and urging others to do the same.
The issue has also prompted an article in the New York Post newspaper and comments in various US blogs.
Yellow Tail, owned by the Casella Wines company based at Yenda in the New South Wales Riverina, says it is the first time it has given money to the HSUS.
In a statement to ABC News, the managing director of Casella Wines, John Casella, says the company will look to non-political groups in the future.
"Yellow Tail is committed to the plight of animals in need and as a result, we can confirm that through any future activity, we will be looking to other non-profit organisations without lobbying interests that best deliver on our intended outcome of saving animals," the statement said.
Mr Casella says he never anticipated any negative criticism of the donation and the intention of the partnership with the HSUS was to celebrate and save animals.
"Being farmers ourselves, we acknowledge those who care for their land and their environment, just as we do," he said.
"We are proud of our rural heritage and value a solid relationship with agricultural communities around the world."
The HSUS says the partnership is about celebrating animals and the money will support the organisation's rescue team, which saves animals from natural disasters or cruelty.
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Saturday, February 20, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Take note my fellow Americans, before it's too late! The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind them of this history lesson. With guns, we are 'citizens.' Without them, we are 'subjects'. During WWII the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED! If you value your freedom, please spread this anti-gun control message to all of your friends.
SWITZERLAND ISSUES EVERY HOUSEHOLD A GUN! SWITZERLAND GOVERNMENT TRAINS EVERY ADULT THEY ISSUE A RIFLE. SWITZERLAND HAS THE LOWEST GUN RELATED CRIME RATE OF ANY CIVILIZED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD!!! DON'T LET OUR GOVERNMENT WASTE MILLIONS OF OUR TAX DOLLARS IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE ALL LAW ABIDING CITIZENS AN EASY TARGET.
Monday, February 15, 2010
The Bird Dog Foundation has embarked upon a major construction initiative to expand the available floor space for the Bird Dog Museum. This expansion will include providing additional space for several continental breeds as well as the red setter. The Bird Dog Foundation has set an ambitious goal of $500,000; $250,000 will be used for construction, and the remaining monies will be used to establish and Endowment Fund to provide long-term operational and maintenance funding for the addition. To date, over $100,000 has been raised. The target date for construction is summer of 2010. The Bird Dog Foundation is asking for our help in achieving this ambitious goal.
The Board of Directors of the National Red Setter Field Trial Club is dedicated and supportive of this initiative by the Bird Dog Foundation. Don Beauchamp, President of the NRSFTC, has set a club goal of raising $25,000 for the museum addition. He backed up his request by making a personal donation of $1,000 on behalf of the NRSFTC. The Board of Directors has also passed a resolution making a donation of $1,000 from the club’s general fund for the cause.
This initiative is critical to the National Red Setter Field Trial Club. At last we will have an opportunity to showcase our dogs, our history, and our heritage in a place that is the hub of the sporting dogs of America. What better way to showcase our pursuit of the Purest Challenge! We need your help.
Our club goal is $25,000. The club is offering several levels of donations. All donors giving $100 or more will have their name inscribed on a plaque which will be permanently displayed at the Bird Dog Museum at the red setter display. Be a part of this important moment in our heritage.
$ 100 - 249
$ 250 - 499
$ 500 - 999
Endurance All Age
$ 1000 +
Please make donations payable to the “Red Setter Foundation”
Send check or money order to:
Bonnie Hidalgo, Treasurer
Red Setter Foundation
29100 E. 148th Ave.
Brighton, CO 80603
Because the Red Setter Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization, all donations are tax-deductible in accordance with Federal Law.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
It is with great sadness that I share this news with members of the NRSFTC. Tom Moffat, lifetime member died on January 31st of complications related to a ruptured appendix. Tom was 84 years old. The Moffats have not been able to attend trials in many years but they still enjoyed reading about the club activities and following our quest for the Purest Challenge. During their active years with the NRSFTC, the Moffats each held various club offices—including that of editor The Flushing Whip. The Moffats celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on December 28th. Marjorie and Tom lived throughout lower Michigan during the early years of their marriage but in 1985 they began spending their summers on Gulliver Lake on the Upper Peninsula. They liked it so well that they moved there permanently in 1994. Please take a moment and send your condolences to Marge. She’d love to hear from old friends and new. Here is the contact information: Marjorie Moffat PO Box 35 Gulliver, MI 49840 (906) 283-3404 I will have additional information in the coming Whip. Our deepest sympathy to Marjorie and her family. A copy of the obituary can be seen online at:
Deb Fazenbaker Editor: The Flushing Whip
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
While the bench and show community continues to espouse the advantages of breeding "purebred" dogs, the reality of this archaic and ill-conceived mis-understanding of canine genetics is simple... breeding purebred dogs for generation after generation without regard to their working qualities produces dogs with multiple health problems.
The National Red Setter Field Trial Club uses a performance-based breeding standard. We do not believe that breeding dogs for show is a sound genetic tool, and in fact, will result in genetic issues that will cause health problems in the breed.
FUNCTION DICTATES FORM
Steve and Pal
Pal was bred by Al Fazenbaker (King Cormac x Flushing Whip Flash Edition)
Cherry was bred by Roger Boser (Breakstone x Applebee)
Products of the PUREST CHALLENGE