Marcy Winograd: [dc]O[/dc]n to the California Court of Appeal, where First Amendment attorney Mark Goldowitz will represent me in Angel and Nester vs. Winograd – or carousel pony ride operators vs. animal rights activist.
Marcy Winograd: Sheen, Kennedy, and Wexler join the list of 1,955 signatories to the petition objecting to the tethered pony ride and cramped petting zoo occupying the prime real estate of the market entrance and exit.
Marcy Winograd: Please consider vocally supporting the Congressional Black Caucus and President Obama by publicly committing to not attending Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s anticipated March 3, 2015, speech to Capitol Hill lawmakers.
Marcy Winograd: It’s also time to end the exploitation of “as needed” workers who may not be working 40 hours a week, but nevertheless work on a permanent basis.
Marcy Winograd: Thursday, in the late afternoon, I filed my anti-SLAPP motion to dismiss a meritless law suit challenging my right to express my OPINION that tethering ponies, butt to nose, to a metal carousel, forcing them to walk in circles on concrete for 3.5 hours is abusive.
Marcy Winograd: While the operators repeatedly and publicly attack my character, I know that I have only told the truth, expressing my opinion, both in words and photographs, throughout this period of protest, in which 1,450 people signed my petition to shut down the animal exhibits.
Marcy Winograd: A group of beach maintenance workers in Santa Monica just signed Industrial Workers of the World petitions to collectively bargain with the city of Santa Monica
Marcy Winograd: Santa Monica can now move forward in a more positive and humane direction, offering our children uplifting activities like painting, poetry, and drama.
Marcy Winograd: The Santa Monica City Council will decide whether to replace the exploitative animal exhibits — tethered pony rides and cramped petting zoo — at the Main Street Farmers Market with life-affirming children’s activities: painting, arts and crafts, poetry, and drama.
LA Jews for Peace Invites you to join us at a PEACE DEMONSTRATION in front of the Israeli Consulate: Friday, 25 July, 11:30 a.m., at the Israeli consulate.
Marcy Winograd: Bekoff refutes arguments that the animal exhibits are educational. “This sends the wrong message that it’s okay to treat animals like this and that they don’t mind being tethered or kept in cages.”
Marcy Winograd: The City of Santa Monica needs to outlaw the tethering of ponies, establish an animal welfare commission, and seriously address the deeply felt concerns of neighborhood residents.
Marcy Winograd: Petting zoo animal abuse. Ultimately, it is the city’s responsibility to end this decade-long animal cruelty disguised as children’s entertainment but you can help persuade the city to offer an alternative.