Media release: Funeral Motorcade for the Sea Lions – Seattle, April 2, Friday

Media Release

The Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)
and the
Northwest Animal Rights Network (NARN)
jointly present
the 1st of the 50
Funeral Motorcades for the Animals
in the 40-states-in-7-months (4/01-10/20, 2010)
Compassion for Animals Road Expedition #7 (CARE-7)


Funeral Motorcade #1: Seattle-Bellevue, WA
April 2, Friday
1:30pm assemble, 2:00pm start
Starting point – Seattle Asian Art Museum, Volunteer Park, Seattle
1400 E Prospect Street
Ending point – Bellefields Nature Park, Bellevue
in front of AAA, 1744 114th Ave SE


The Funeral Motorcade for the Animals is a solemn event, conducted in the same spirit as a funeral for a loved one. It is for all the non-human sentient beings that have died at human hands, through the ages and right now. In our grief we speak, that all killings of sentient beings must end!


Depending on the local issues, a funeral could be dedicated to the animals being persecuted in that locale. In the Seattle-Bellevue motorcade, we are honoring the sea lions that have been and are being killed by fishermen.


The CARE-7 tour is conducted by GAHC Founder/President Anthony Marr and GAHC VP Anthony Damiano.

Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC) (search for “Anthony Marr Heal Our Planet Earth”)
604-222-1169 (in Vancouver BC Canada)
216-386-7362 (while on tour in the USA)

Anthony Marr’s parting shot for PM Stephen Harper on seal hunt

On the eve of embarking on his 40-states-in-7-months Compassion for Animals Road Expedition #7 (CARE-7, with Anthony Damiano), Anthony Marr has a parting shot for Canadian PM Stephen Harper:


Global warming has precipitated ice-free conditions in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence for the first time ever…

… drowning thousands of baby Harp seals, and dooming thousands others stranded on dry land…

… while the “luckier” ones that have some ice to cling on to are easy prey for polar bears and arctic foxes.

And yet, Canada has raised the quota for this year’s seal “hunt” up to 388,000. I ask you, Mr. Harper, where is your reason? And, closer to your soul, where is your compassion? Please read this article, and do something according to your conscience, assuming that power hasn’t already corrupted the hell out of it.


World News
By Mail Foreign Service
Last updated at 4:44 PM on 25th March 2010

Stranded on a beach all alone, this starving harp seal pup faces a bleak and, most likely, short future.


The pup is one of tens of thousands who have washed up on beaches in Canada’s Gulf Of St Lawrence during the worst ice conditions ever recorded in the region.

Thousands are presumed dead because the gulf, which is the annual birthing ground of hundreds of thousands of harp seals, is currently lacking both ice and seals.

Many more thousands of seals are expected to die this year, the International Fund For Animal Welfare (IFAW) has warned.

Sheryl Fink, a senior researcher with IFAW, said: ‘The conditions this year are disastrous for seal pups. I’ve surveyed this region for nine years and have never seen anything like this.

‘There is wide open water instead of the usual ice floes, and rather than the hundreds of thousands of seal pups that we normally encounter, only a handful of baby harp and hooded seals – animals that are normally found on ice – remain on the beaches.’

Threat: Tens of thousands of seals are expected to die in the region this year, the International Fund For Animal Welfare IFAW has warned

This year is expected to yield another especially high harp seal pup mortality rate, following on from 2007 when 99 per cent and 75 per cent of pups are thought to have died in similar circumstances, and 2002’s 75 per cent mortality rate.

Scientists have hailed 2010 as the worst ice year on record with little to no ice forming in the Southern Gulf.

They are concerned that the cumulative effects of high pup mortality due to the poor ice conditions, and high numbers of pups killed during Canada’s commercial seal hunt could be devastating.

Ms Fink added: ‘Finding these ice-dependent seal species on land is extremely unusual, and should be considered a warning signal.

‘The seal pups we have found on shore are thin and unable to defend themselves or escape from land-based predators. It is highly unlikely that any of these pups will survive long enough for there to be a seal hunt in the southern gulf this year.

Scientists have hailed 2010 as the worst ice year on record with little to no ice forming in the Canadian gulf

Read more:


Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC) (search for “Anthony Marr Heal Our Planet Earth”)
604-222-1169 (in Vancouver BC Canada)
216-386-7362 (while on tour in the USA)

Lori Anderson’s send-off demo-party for Anthony Marr

Thank you Lori Anderson!…


… and my other dear friends in Vancouver, for the heart-warming send-off demo-party on my 40-states-in-7-months CARE-7 tour with Anthony Damiano.


I want all to know that although the name of our organization is the Global Anti-Hunting Coalition,


GAHC stands resolutely against any form of cruelty, period.


Today’s send off demo is for all fur-bearing animals.

Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)

Healing Mother Earth’s Six Deadly Planetary Diseases

Of 10 disaster movies, 6 are about asteroid strikes, 3 are about alien invasions, 1 is about geological upheavals, and none is about any human cause.

Nor makes the slightest mention of a planetary disease, much less all SIX DEADLY PLANETARY DISEASES, any one of which could wipe humans off the face of the Earth. All six simultaneously could doom species by the millions.

There is no university program called Planetary Medicine, so we self-motivated, self-appointed PLANETARY PHYSICIANS must self-teach as we go along, while learning from our own mistakes. And one did diagnose these Six Deadly Planetary Diseases as follows:

1. Planetary Fever – unnatural global warming, caused by forces other than purely geological

2. Planetary AIDS – damage to the ozone shield, Mother Earth’s auto-immune system against radiation

3. Planetary Cancer – a part of her body turning malignant and growing unchecked – the human species

4. Planetary Wasting Disease – loss of biomass and biodiversity, via overhunting and deforestation

5. Planetary Internal Poisoning – no aliens dumped toxic waste on Earth; it is internally generated

6. Planetary Suicidal Tendencies – WW3 won’t be just international conflict, but planetary suicide

Now, the planetary physicians will seek and implement the cure(s). I know that they will do so as if their lives depend on it. In fact, there is no choice, because the planetary physicians are themselves an integral part of the ailing planet, and they are themselves a part of the cause of the Six Deadly Planetary Diseases. It is do or die.

Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC) (search for “Anthony Marr Heal Our Planet Earth”)
604-222-1169 up to March 31
216-386-7362 as of April 1

GAHC asks KGO to host Anthony Marr vs Ted Nugent debate

“We know where you will be on your tour at any time. We have months to track you down and ambush you. We have an arrow with your name written on the shaft.” – Hunter’s death threat against Anthony Marr.

To the Editor
KGO-AM Radio

Dear Editor:

I am writing to see if your radio station would be interested in hosting a live in-studio debate between Anthony Marr, founder and president of the Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC),

and Ted Nugent, icon of recreational hunting and trophy hunting

– assuming of course that Mr. Nugent would rise to the occasion.

Anthony Marr is within 2 weeks of departing from Vancouver on his 39-states-in-7-months Compassion for Animals Road Expedition #7 (CARE-7 – full itinerary in, to be accompanied by GAHC-VP Anthony Damiano. He will be in northern California for the week of April 8 – April 15, and will make himself available at your convenience.

Anthony Marr is no stranger to debating hunters; in fact he used to debate them 100 at a time. Back in 1996, then a campaign director of the Western Canada Wilderness Committee, he conducted a 50-communities-in-60-days anti-hunting-referendum road tour throughout British Columbia, and debated large crowds of hunters over 40 times. In 1998, he was physically assaulted by a hunter, resulting in 3 facial bone fractures and a buckled eye socket. In 2010, he goes on the road again, this time as the “most-hated anti”, in the hunters’ own opinion.

Marr is highly respected in the animal advocacy movement, has worked in three tiger reserves (Bandhavgarh, Kanha and Ranthambhore) and has been a key speaker at the Animal Rights National Conference since 2004, delivering over 10 different speeches year after year. He was also the host of the Animal Voices radio program on CFRO-FM in Vancouver.

The following newspaper excerpts is typical of the media coverage of “the highest profile animal advocacy campaign in Canada, 1996” (Gloobal and Mail, Canada):

The Prince George Citizen
by Gordon Hoekstra
July 4, 1996
[Fur flies at meeting to ban bear hunts]
It was barely civil and sometimes downright ugly. In the end, it took a representative of the Western Canada Wilderness Committee close to two hours to deliver a plea for help to ban bear hunting in BC. Anthony Marr was interrupted, shouted down, and generally abused by hunters in an audience of more than 100 that spilled out of the conference room at the Civic Centre Thursday evening… ¦Marr had barely begun…¦before he was attacked…

The Daily News, Kamloops, BC
by Michelle Young
July 9, 1996
[Activist pleads for bear-hunt ban]
With calm and respect, Anthony Marr faced rapid-fire questioning from hunters and threw back a plea for them to stop hunting bears…

Alberni Valley Times
[Bear hunters confront bare-faced petition to put them into permanent hibernation]
June 14, 1996
by Diane Morrison

Bears, whether Black, Brown, Grizzly or Polar, are not endangered species in North America. Anthony Marr wants to keep it that way.
The campaigner for Western Canada Wilderness Committee was in Port Alberni Thursday night with his effort to ban sport and trophy hunting of Grizzly and Black bears.
It was a very hard sell to the audience of about 70 dominated by hunters and hunting guides that packed into a into small, hot room at the Friendship Centre, made even hotter by the temper flaring up from wall to wall.
The hunters say they are the endangered species. They wanted the distinction between legal hunting and poaching to be clearly recognized. “Go ask the bears, to see if they can,” said Marr. He also said that some hunters and guides make this impossible, because they are themselves poachers.
Marr believes that, with both legal hunting, poaching and conservation officer kills, about 8% of the Grizzly bear population and more than 10% of the Black bear population are being killed each year. He said the province’s Grizzly Bear Conservation Strategy clearly states that the species can sustain no more than a 4% annual mortality before going into decline, and even this, according to Marr, is too high.
Members of the audience disputed Marr’s numbers saying that, on Vancouver Island at least, the Black bear population has been increasing by 15% for the last 10 years. Marr countered that the Black bear populations on southern Vancouver Island, and some in Mid-Island, have been decimated in various locales, citing the Cowichan Lake area as an example, and challenged the hunters to produce written documentation to support their claim, which they did not.
A number of people asked why Marr’s main thrust was to shut down legal hunting when the problem is poaching. Marr replied that both in combination is the problem, and that he has another sub-campaign targeting poachers and traffickers of bear parts. A Chinese Canadian, Marr has taken on both Canadian hunters and the Chinese demand for the body parts of these animals.
After about an hour of cross firing, WCWC campaign assistant Erica Denison finally stood up and said that until poaching can be brought under control, they want to buy time for the bears to recover. One of the hunters pointed at her and said, “Young lady, you are not old enough to teach us anything. Sit down!” Marr pointed at a middle-aged woman in the audience who had been quite outspoken in favour of hunting, saying, “I’ve been listening to this young lady for the last hour. Erica, please continue.”
Marr needs to get hunters on his side, the woman said, not slam them, because hunters also want to stop poaching.
Some audience members said it is organizations such as WCWC, advertising the fact that bear parts are worth so much on the black market, that is increasing poaching. Marr scoffed at this as an “ostrich attitude”.
They objected to being told that they can’t legally hunt bears, but bears that get into garbage and smash bee hives can be killed for being a nuisance. Marr said, “The bears you kill are not nuisance bears, and that killing nuisance bears is not your job.”

When shown a picture of a bear shut in a small cage with a tube leading out from its gall bladder to extract bile, one man said that countries that treat animals like that are not democratic and so they have no conscience. Marr countered that lots of capitalists have no conscience either.
Another man was convinced that if WCWC is successful in shutting down bear hunting, it will try to shut down all hunting. Marr said, “If another hunted species becomes threatened or endangered, I would champion its cause as well.”
Back to poaching, Marr said that when an animal such as the tiger and the rhino is declared endangered, the demand and price, and so the poaching, skyrocket, hastening its slide into oblivion. “It is a very vicious cycle, and the purpose of this campaign is to try to keep our own bears out of it.” . . .

2006 [Big Trees, Not Big Stumps]
(book by Paul George, WCWC)
“… Anthony Marr cannot be intimidated… His blunt, unflappable style infuriated the opposition…”

Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)
604-222-1169 up to March 31
216-386-7362 as of April 1

Anthony Marr appeals for Vegan potlucks on CARE-7 tour

Anthony Marr and Anthony Damiano can’t stay healthy for long if all they eat is restaurant food on their 39-states-in-7-months CARE-7 road tour.

AM’s friends offered a great solution in his previous six tours, by hosting vegan potlucks in his honor when he arrives in their cities.

In turn, he repaid body-food with soul-food by giving the dynamite speech titled “Homo Sapiens! SAVE YOUR EARTH!”, base on his second book of the same title:


Anthony Marr, regularly giving over 10 different speeches at the great AR Conference, is a sought after speaker who has spoken to upwards of 250,000 people on 3 continents in his 16 years of full-time activism, and he has received many return invitations. A quarter million people can’t all be wrong!

If you don’t see your city in the itinerary (see, please contact either Anthony and they will add it in. They look forward to breaking bread with you.

Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)
604-222-1169 up to March 31
216-386-7362 as of April 1

Anthony Marr’s Earth-saving speech at Veg potlucks

Dear veg friends:

In this our dangerous and critical time
for our children and life on Earth

Anthony Marr
founder and president of
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)

will deliver a pivotal speech to the AR, Veg and Eco groups
enroute his 39-states-in-7-months (Apr-Oct, 2010)
Compassion for Animals Road Expedition #7 (CARE-7)


Homo Sapiens!

With the veg groups from coast to coast
their desired setting is that of a
vegan potluck
(whereby he and co-campaigner GAHC-vp Anthony Damiano may obtain their best nourishment over their 7 months on the road; they can’t stay healthy on restaurant food for long! 🙂

The day-to-day, city-by-city itinerary of California is as follows:

CA – 4/7/2010 – 5/3/2010

04-07 (Wed) – Humboldt/Eureka

04-08 (Thu) – Santa Rosa

04-10 (Sat) San Francisco/San Rafael – MAP:*Ko

04-11 (Sun) Sacramento/Davis – MAP:

04-13 (Tue) San Francisco

04-14 (Wed) Oakland/Richmond – MAP:

04-15 (Thu) Palo Alto/San Jose – MAP:

04-16 (Fri) Santa Barbara – MAP:*Q3mzWzI

04-17 (Sat) Long Beach – Animal Liberation Forum – MAP:

04-18 (Sun) LA

04-19 (Mon) Santa Monica (crush video) – MAP:

04-20 (Tue) LA

04-21 (Wed) Hollywood – MAP:

04-22 (Thu) Anaheim

04-23 (Fri) San Diego

04-24 (Sat) San Diego – MAP

04-25 (Sun) Newport Beach – MAP:

04-26 (Mon) Santa Ana

04-27 (Tue) Pasadena/Glendale – MAP:

04-28 (Wed) Beverley Hills/Sherman Oaks – MAP:

04-30 (Fri) Irvine – MAP:

05-01 (Sat) Los Angeles motorcade

05-02 (Sun) Orange County

05-03 (Mon) Fullerton

Please consider hosting a vegan potluck in the 2 Anthonys’ honor on the day slated for your city as shown above.

We promise that Anthony Marr’s speech will be well worth your trouble. He regularly gives over 10 different speeches at the Animal Rights Conference.

Anthony Marr’s first book

and the
Human Destiny

has won rave reviews, e.g. from U.C. Berkeley:

Dr. Tim White, Anthropology: “… Anthony Marr’s OMNI-SCIENCE is formidable…”

Dr. Marc Davis Astronomy and Physics: “… a forward looking moral framework… an important contribution…”

Dr. Carole S. Hickman, Paleontology: “… an extraordinary intellectual undertaking… unique… intellectually and aesthetically stimulating… a bold and eclectic piece of scholarship…exceptional… a delight… optimism, concern and compassion for humanity…”

Dr. Donald E. Savage, Paleontology: “… powerful… erudite synthesis…”
Dr. Richard C. Strohman, Zoology: “… original… a thoroughly logical system… might indeed fill a large gap in the way we think…”

Dr. Richard W. Holm, Biology: “… a remarkable broad perspective… great depth… truly deserves the name OMNI-SCIENCE…”

Institute of Human Origins, Dr. William H. Kimbel, President: “… a profound contribution to the fundamental definition of humankind in relation to the broader universe… unifies the fragmented Western scientific disciplines… implications of great depth and breadth for the future course of human actions… too important to ignore.”

Please check out Anthony Marr’s websites below,
and contact him directly to arrange for details.
Thank you!

Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)
604-222-1169 up to March 31
216-386-7362 as of April 1