|Posted by The Director on May 9, 2014 at 3:20 PM||comments (0)|
Somebody sent us a message about finding a baby rodent? Sorry but there doesn't seem to be a way to respond to that message, so if you see this look at our Orphan Rats Link http://miceandratrights.webs.com/orphanrats.htm
http://miceandratrights.webs.com/rehabilitationandrescue.htm <-- read here to make sure you have a mouse or rat, the orphan guide won't work on a squirrel since they need a different forumla (we're aware that the pictures seem tobe brokenk but there are still descriptions)
|Posted by The Director on January 12, 2013 at 10:15 AM||comments (5)|
We are here to inform you all that all of the rats have been terminated, just as we had formed a plan and moved into action.
100 lives destroyed because someone didn't care enough.
At the bare minimum we have only saved 6 lives and created an emergency protocal for this sort of thing. In case this has ever happened again, we can mobilize faster with more efficiency.
Sorry little guys. We are so sorry. We fought hard for you.
|Posted by The Director on September 26, 2012 at 11:20 AM||comments (0)|
Yep, it is that time.
MARR is starting a fundraising campaign for both our non-Profit Status and our rescue hoarder mission.
Tall order for sure, but with persistance we can do it!
Do you like things that smell good?
Do you dislike the idea of having an unattended open flame?
Then check out our Scentsy Fundraiser, held by volunteer Heidi Ramirez, wickless candles made with non animal products!
They have candles for the holidays, events, or just plain to look cool. Checkit out!
We also have our own stores, that you can shop from!
Is it tiring, frustrating and confusing trying to find cruelty free products?
If only someone had some sort of place that had all the items you needed in life, in storage for you to buy. A..sort of store place, if you will.
Welcome to MARR's Easy Living Cruelty Free store.
Like we said, everything you need to live a cruety free lifestyle, plus accessories and toys for your rat and mouse friends!
Requests for items to be placed in this store are FREE!
Are you tired of finding the same old main stream crap that doesn't express the uniqueness that is you?
Where can you find something that speaks to you?!
MARRSwag steps in.
MARRSwag is our Zazzle store with unique products that can't be found anywhere else!
Where else are you going to find pro rat rights stuff that is so excellently designed?
Nowhere and nowhere, but here.
Our merch is modern and professionally designed.
Keychains, buttons, pins, notebooks and that's not all, nor will it be the end. New products will be popping up all the time, to add to your statement of awesome.
Not only that, but for a graphic designer fee of 25 dollars an hour, you can enjoy the ultimate custombility. At that point, only your imagination is the limit.
All of these stores can be found in one grace saving page, here
If you would just straight like to donate you can go to:
Can you help with fundraising?
It stands to reason, the more help we get, the better chance we have of completing our goal quickly and effieciently.
One of the very easy ways to help is to simply spread the word. Go to mice and rat forums, clubs, fan pages and post the fundraiser.
You can also alert animal rights groups and their followers.
If you have an idea for a fundraiser, or would like to organize one yourself, like Heidi Ramirez, please do so! Just keep in mind we do not use or profit from animal products or exploitation. For a short summary, no eggs, meat, dairy, honey, products tested on animals, leather, wool, silk, zoos, circuses etc.
Thank you and, WE CAN DO IT!
|Posted by The Director on April 5, 2012 at 4:00 PM||comments (0)|
WOW, that is a mouth full!
This year we have a special celebration, we are including World Rat Day and WLAL week into a new wonderful holiday that is too awesome we can't even think of a name for it right now.
To commerate this holiday we are holding a CONTEST.
The contest is. Who Ever does the most Actions to help Animals WINS.
Each action will be assigned a number of points, the winner is the one who racks up the most points!
This Contest starts April 4th, and ends April 29th.
You can start anytime inthe game, it's completely up to you and how hard you work to win!
The Grand Prize winner gets an specially designed animal rights shirt, a gift certificate to The Natural Rat, AND an adorable mouse puzzle!
Second prize gets a gift certificate to The Natural Rat!
Third Prize is an Adorable Mouse Puzzle!
BUT WAIT! There are more prizes coming and being added in all the time!
As of NOW The first person to reach 3,000 points get a FREE Rat Recipe Book for your precious ratties, courtesy of the Natural Rat!
Like we said, more prizes can be added at any time, so do your best!
Now what kind of things can you do?
Here are some examples!
You must show documentation of each action!
Suggestions are screencapping, photographs, and review writing.
Examples of shelters/groups/protest groups to support
|Posted by The Director on December 14, 2011 at 12:05 AM||comments (1)|
Can you Drive?
Are You Looking for a New Companion?
THEN YOU CAN ALREADY HELP!
Currently MARR is working on a case with 150 rats who need to be rehomed ASAP.
If we all did just a LITTLE it would be so easy to save these rats!
MARR is looking for HELP with a hoarders case located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL .150 sweet, affectionate, and intelligent, white furred red eyed rats NEED your help! While everyone turns their back on these poor guys I urge you to STAND UP FOR THEM. They have no shelter to go to, no rescue to depend on. All they have is US.
The owner of over 100 rats is finding herself over her head, letting them multiply, and destroy her house. They do not stay in cages, they run loose, chewing on wires, getting into the walls etc.
Despite all this however, the rats are still friendly to humans, and with a little tlc will be loving companions.
IF YOU ARE WILLING TO ADOPT/FOSTER AND IN THE US PLEASE GO TO OUR HOME PAGE AND FILL OUT THE QUESTIONAIRE!
IF YOU ARE WILLING TO DRIVE FOR A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF TIME TO GET THESE POOR ANIMALS TO THEIR NEW HOMES PLEASE E-MAIL US AT [email protected]!
Can't foster or are looking for different ways to help?
Grocery Gift Cards
Pet Store Gift Cards
Medicines such as:
antibiotics like: Amoxiciilin, doxycillin
and Monetary donations are ALWAYS helpful!
Monetary donations can go to [email protected]
For any other donation, please go to [email protected]!
SPREAD THE WORD, THESE RATS NEED US.
Please, we NEED our animal loving community!
|Posted by The Director on January 23, 2011 at 1:55 PM||comments (1)|
Have you ever wanted your work widely seen? To feel it printed in your hands?
Well MARR has some great news for YOU with the unveiling of our BRAND NEW PROJECT. We love this project so much we've kicked the others to the side for now!
Picture this: Our own magazine, and we would love to give you the oppurtunity to join in on our new baby.
If you're an artist, graphic designer, photographer, writer etc, or if you just have something really special to share shoot us an e-mail! But, be aware that we have limited amount of space, so if you're interested let us know as soon as possible.
We'll be accepting articles, but if you're stuck on ideas here are some articles we are hoping to have in our first issue:
News: What are the victories, what's the bad stuff?
Investigations on Rat and Mouse Mills (What you are paying for at petstores).
Spotlight on a company that uses animal testing (Mars Bars?).
Rat Economics, caring for your pets in this economy.
Recipes that are good for your pets AND you! (Remember that at MARR we love all animals, so we don't use them or their by products in our food ).
Interviews, specifically of Star's Rat Rescue, generally though, feel free to submit us what you have.
The proposals deadline is one month, and the actual submittions are due two months from this announcement.
Email: [email protected]
Ps. We're doing a pet gallery in the mag as well, send us your candid shots of your pets, and if they're cute enough we'll stick 'em in the gallery to show others how cute they are!
Be sure to send us a digital file, 150 dpi at least
|Posted by The Director on August 26, 2010 at 6:25 PM||comments (0)|
Rick Edwards for Rational Animal for the image!
First I would like to thank all the supporters of MARR, for helping with out bakesale!
A special thanks to Chris for spreading the word to fellow vegans and boosting my sales 1000 percent!
At the animal adoption fair; In celebration of animal day.
It was a busy, loud and fun atmosphere. Dogs of all types where there, yammering for attention and the hope that they will soon be adopted.
A bit apprehensive, I set out to find Brook Katz, the man who organized it all.
Being the inapt person I am, I completely forgot about things such as, a table, napkins, plates,etc.
But Brook had my back and managed to find me a table. I must say, it was the best table of the fair. Nice and wooden. Pretty. Everyone else had flimsy folding tables.
Had the coolest table at the fair
Hehheh, perhaps they should learn the art of winging it. As I laid out my wares, I cringed. Literally and outwardly cringed. I am no cupcake making expert, my pastries where sloppily made, because I have no idea how to do anything otherwise. But there were edible looking at least. Oh, did I mention I had no proper way of storing the cupcakes? I just piled them on each other in a large aluminum roast tray..thing..
Hey these cupcakes look lame, I know! I'll just take a picture at a super cool angle! Yeah, I'm stylin' now!
My good friend, Jennifer Rogers, who so kind as to drive me there, help me set up, and start frosting cupcakes. See, I had a rare foresight to not frost them until I got there, saving me a huge mess.
Jennifer Rogers also systematically deleted every photo from my camera that had a picture of her.
To the right of me we had a grey hound rescue group, with some super sluething, I blew up a picture I took and read their banner that was sideways, they're called holly dogs, (this was eaiser then just, uh, remembering their name) they had the most beautiful dogs I have ever seen.
Fun fact: That cat being held, way back in the picture, looking less then thrilled she was across from a pack of hunting dogs? Her name is Amy and she got adopted that day!
You might say I became a bit obsessive, due to all the pictures I took of them. If you guys have never seen a greyhound up close, whoa. They are bigger then dobermans and everything about them is artful. Even their overly large fangs curved gracefully in their artfully narrow muzzles.
Sigh. Gorgeous. They also had big adorable, earnest eyes. I was rather envious because I thought I could never adopt a greyhound, due to the fact I have small animal, but the man I talked to told me that many greyhounds "flunkout" of "racing school" because of no chasing drive.Thus I began my scheming of adopting one of these beauties (or..you know..ten). The group urged my to adopt one now, and if any of you personally know me, it takes a LOT for me to say, but I am seriously and truly broke, and what would be the point of adopting an animal if you can't feed them =\
The group didn't mind that I had a small place (grey hounds are coach potatoes apparently, awww). I like their attitude.
Er, before I stop my obsessive rant about greyhounds there is something to important to note about these fellas and why they were rescued.
After a close look at these visions of grace, you would notice scars, all along their bodies. They got these scars on the race track, where taking a spill at 45 miles an hour would do that to you. Scars were also on their snouts, where muzzles rubbed them raw. The greyhounds, before they were rescued, would stay 23 hours in kennels. They were never treated as pets.
Oh, and remember when I mentioned "flunking out of racing school"? This is just a nice way of saying "getting shot in the head". Animals that are no longer optimal are killed, often getting shot in the head with a gun.I assume this is because with all the animals they "have" to kill, the vet is too expensive. I took a special shine to a grey named Maggie. Maggie was "retired" (i.e slated to die) because she was too old. How old was Maggie? Two years. These animals are still freaking puppies when they are deemed burdens and killed.
Only 7 states left in the U.S still allow dog racing, please do not support and work to end this horrible practice. Dogs like Maggie do NOT deserve to be used like money machines then killed when they are making their "owners"slightly less money.
Across from the greyhounds was a rabbit rescue, called Love a Bun, where you can be certain there are rabbits. I was a little nervous, greys are bred to chase rabbits, but they went largely unnoticed, with only one grey whining that she couldn't go over and start some mischief.
At the end of the day I donated that large red dog toy thats in the first picture to holly dogs, more specifically, to Maggie, who had been eyeing it all day.
I am going to mention Bob.
Bob is a giant Cornish Rex. Bob was Huge. Bob was just a baby still.
So epic he can't even be fully photographed
All hail Bob, the giant rabbit.
There were other rabbits, but who can remember them after Bob?
Before Jennifer left I convinced her to stay and watch the booth for a couple of minutes while I go and look around. I found some vegan friends and had a nice chat. I casually mentioned about my vegan cupcakes, brownies, and peanut butter cups. And the founder (fact check? I am assuming she is) of Citizens for Pets in Condos has offered her help in us becoming a non profit
Anyway, she immediately got up and rushed over to my booth to purchase some of my treats, because vegan cupcakes, as well all know, are awesome. Literally, they fill you with awe, and sugary goodness...mostly just sugary goodness.
I went back to my booth and awaited more customers.
Then Chris came along. Chris is important to mention, because after she discovered my booth she made it her mission to inform every vegan or non about my booth, and it's thanks to her that I was the success that I was. Soon everyone was talking about my cupcakes, the buzz was in the air.
Well if you didn't want pictures posted of you then you shouldn't have hidden them in albums in obscure veganey websites only to be dug out by obsessive people who have no life of their own. Ok?
A guy walked straight up to me and asked if I would like to make and sell my baked goods in his licensed kitchen. I think he heard people talking and came, because he didn't even glance at my pastries. I don't think I can do that,however, because you need a lot more then just a legal kitchen to start a business. I was flattered though, my ammatur cupcakes where hitting it off!
And then my nemesis reared its ugly head.
Ok, I may be over reacting, but it still makes me mad.
Behind me was Purina's fake we love animals campaign. I say fake because if you love animals you don't kill them for profit, this is just something I happen to believe.
And it's not just the horses and the cows that they kill.
It's the dogs and the cats, yep, they torture, mutilate, and kill dogs and cats.
It all comes down to animal testing. You may be asking yourself, well yeah, duh they have to test food on animals, how else would they know it's any good?
This is not the kind of "testing" I am talking about. I am talking about exposed spine with weights attached to simulate how the food helps with "back stress". This is sick stuff, and this is the kind of experimentation that Purnia is being slammed with.
I can't find specific experiments on what purnia does, but suffice it to say, it's gotta be pretty horrible, since they are owned by MARS and it's fairly easy to look up the sort of things they do.
You are in Mortal Danger
Seriously, isn't it just a bit awkward, killing off a bunch of cats and the declaring this cat to be loved and honored? Oh, yeah, this is literally a cat that Purina is interested in getting adopted.
Find out more about pet food from the book Food Animals Die For. That spine stuff was what I read from the actual book and actually happened, but by IAMs.
So, purina in reality, hates animals, hates them with a firey passion.
Guess who else was selling cupcakes?! Purnia.
I won't lie, their cupcakes were beautiful. The frosting was perfect, they were sold in pretty pink baker's boxes (note to self: get bakers boxes).
You want to know how glammertastic these cupcakes were? I didn't even try take a picture this super cool. They were so glammerrific, they did it on their own.
Professional looking,and they were being sold for 2 dollars. This is a reasonable price, they were pretty, and went to a "good" cause. (as far as the average person knew)
Except that after my cupcakes were hitting it off, Purina decided to drop their price to a dollar, to compete with my baked-on-burnt-pieces on aluminum-cupcake-trays cupcakes.
Sadly, I am not being dramatic
They just weren't selling cupcakes, ok? They were also selling t shirts and other stuff, why try to crush my organization because no one wants to support "We hate animals Purina"?
I was a bit miffed, but it's a free country. If they felt so threatened they had to lower their price then, eh.
Oh, but then the kitten killers got their seemingly innocent volunteers (they probably are actually innocent) to walk in front of my booth, peddling their death cupcakes.
Is that a horn I see?! Damn, no, just a shadow...
They set out to steal my customers! Anyway you slice it, this is just bad form.
Purina is a multiBILLION DOLLAR company, and I am just me, all by my lonesome.
There are thousands of organizations for dogs and cats, there are none for rats and mice.
They were selling embryotic and pus cupcakes, made on the suffering backs of animals,
while I, with respect for all animals, was selling wholesome vegan cupcakes. By wholesome I am not including the fact that these cupcakes are bad for your health, like all cupcakes, but they are delicious.
Did I get nasty? Of course I got a little nasty. I didn't, you know, throw a chair or something at them, but I quickly let everyone know where they can get cupcakes that support love for all animals.
Get your puss free cupcakes here! Love ALL animals!
The girls looked a little uncomfortable.
Well, the day was winding down. Purina packed up and left, while I stayed on until the last minute.
I got rewarded for this by getting last minute customers, buying up brownies and cupcakes alike.
All in all, a good day.
Here is a little side note, just to show you how Purina likes to mess with your head.
Purina sells vegetarian dog and cat food! Wow, how progressive! Did you know that Purina also owns Alpo?
Yesterday, I picked up a Readers Digest. Inside was an ad for Alpo.
The ad said "Does this look like the face of a vegetarian?!" With a picture of a really cute pitbull. Then went on to insult the doggieness of your dog, because only real dogs eat meat.
Despite the fact that the oldest dog in the world was a vegan (27 years baby!) so in fact if you want your dog to be more dog then other dogs, it would be best to NOTfeed them alpo.
So hey, we didn't quite reach our goal, so the fundraising is still on! If you believe in Mice and Rats Rights please donate what you can, every little bit helps! And check out HELP MARR section to see what you can do to HELP MARR
Our Paypal account is [email protected]
And a Special thanks goes to: Amanda Demattio, who also held a bake sale! YEAH!
AND Kelli, who's so cool she donated to MARR before it was even cool to donate to MARR B)
For more info about:
Brook Katz: www.Brookkatz.com
Citizens for pets in Condos: http://www.petsincondos.org/
Animal Aid: http://www.animal-aid.com/
|Posted by The Director on August 1, 2010 at 12:05 PM||comments (0)|
It is time for MARR's second fund raiser!
But first I would like to thank all who participated in World Rat Day, raising a total of 75 dollars for all the mice and rat rescues!
Thanks to "Rick Edwards for Rational Animal" for the image!
Now is the time to launch MARR's 2010 Global, Sugar 'N Spice for the Mice Fund Raiser Bake Sale!
Here's how it works, a person volunteer's to hold a bake sale in their community. They then donate the money to MARR, to help raise money for non profit status. This will allow us to raise money more efficiently, give our bankers and accountants less of a head ache, and make accounts on sites such as pet finder, as well as a number of little perks that will help us on our way.
This is all starting at the end of August, so we ask all you animal lovers to join us in helping our mice and rats!
Some things you may need to know;
You may be required to prepare the food in a commercial lisensed kitchen (depending where you are)
All the baked goods must be vegan, MARR does NOT want to profit off the misery of other animals
If asked, you are helping fundraise a grassroots organization, you CANNOT say you are raising for a nonprofit (as of yet)
Bake Sale locations:
Florida: Bazaar and Marketplace, 8399 N. University Dr., Tamarac (corner of University Dr. and Southgate Blvd @ Animal Adoption Fair and Rummage Sale
Vermont: *city unknown*
|Posted by The Director on July 12, 2010 at 10:17 AM||comments (3)|
The founder of MARR (me!) is heading to the AR conference, so if any of our MARR supporters are going as well, you have my phone number (in the contacts section of this website, if you ever have something urgent to tell me, go get it!).
There are a lot of great panels this year, including one abuse of urban wildlife (wich include rodents, which last year it did not, =D)
Spookly enough, it is held by Marr (his last name), this is in no relation to us. We are obviously not cool enough to have our own panel.
Anyway, hope to see you there!
http://www.arconference.org/ (<-- if you're curious about the conference)
|Posted by The Director on May 13, 2010 at 4:05 PM||comments (0)|
Alright, so if you may or may not have noticed, there will be at least three shirt designs available for sale soon. I spent a long while looking up types of shirts, their costs, and the cost of printing the shirts to make sure you have the best quality, fashionable, but low priced shirts, and of course expect them to be beautiful, 'cause they will be. I don't believe in selling things I wouldn't want myself.
Brochures will be up for sale as well, probably sooner then the shirts. For now I have the brochurized version of The rats must Die, why?! Which is colorful and pretty and again, should be up soon. So if you've run across people spouting hysterical nonsense tell them to shut their yap and read this brochure!
But nicer like...
STICKERS STICKERS STICKERS
Check it out, Stickers have been printed and sent out: *warning sticking them on your face hurts
People who participated in World Rat Day MARR Style will recieve these and more.
Oh also, volunteers will recieve these stickers. Did I mention that before, no? Whoops. Volunteers get free stuff when it comes out.
Rats Rights in the MEDIA
"Surely even humans wouldn't make a book about Ratty Rupert the Rat, who wore a hat, and poison rats under the floorboards at the same time. Would they? How mad would anything have to be to think like that?" ~TerryPratchett, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents
Hey, you know what sucks? Seems like there's no shortage of celebrities to support puppies, kittens, horses....Who's there for rats? If only we could find an awesome talented, vegan, crazy rat lover who is a strong supporter of animal rights.
Hmn well, OMG Look at this!
Emilie Autumn is an amazing eccentric musician (she plays the violin) who LOOVEs rats, is a vegan and supports AR.
She has two pet rats, Sir Edward and Basil.
"- inhumane is inhumane isinhumane, and the attitudes of the ruling class (or gender in this case) on one creature considered inferior are the attitudes it extends toward all things considered such."- Emilie Autumn
Is this Edward or Basil? Hmn.
Obviously crazy and rat obsessed, she belongs with us.
I think MARR needs to extend a hand of invitation towards her, and I do believe she would need customized MARR shirt as well.
Emilie Autumn, we're waiting for you to come home =3