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My name is Scott, and I’m Lisa Warden’s brother. As most of you know, Lisa has been living in India for the past two years where her husband works. During this time Lisa has been working with street dogs, largely engaged in promoting spay-neuter and anti-rabies vaccination. In the course of her work, she has come across some pretty awful things, one example being how some municipalities treat street dogs (seehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXdqO8Dd6kU and http://vimeo.com/11261417.)
Unfortunately, Lisa is being viciously targeted by a despotic, rogue municipal authority in Ahmedabad, India. She inadvertently crossed them by exposing their illegal and unconscionable cruelty to the city's street dogs. As a result of challenging the municipality's barbarism, Lisa has been charged with extortion, theft, misleading the public, obstructing public servants and has been slapped with a US $2 million defamation suit. The same municipal authority is trying to get her India visa revoked. She faces ten years' rigorous imprisonment if convicted. (Perhaps they would extend her visa in that case!)
Lisa has a legal team and will fight the charges but it will be a long battle. She has just left India temporarily for a stint in Vietnam. Her attorneys have advised her against public comment, which is why you’re getting this email from me. It would be of great help to her, and especially to the dogs of Ahmedabad, if you would sign the following online petition, created by a group of supporters. Please add your comments in the space provided, and please also forward it to everyone you think might be interested. Many thanks for your support. Let's come together to oppose this unconscionable situation.
To sign the petition, please go to http://www.petitiononline.com/dogtruth/petition.html
If you are on facebook, you may also join the group “In support of Lisa Warden”, where periodic updates will be posted. Thanks for your support.
(Please disregard this message if you have already signed and/or forwarded the petition.)