Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Deborah Gilson's Resume'

Deborah Gilson
Redding, CA. 96001  
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Highlights:                                    ·   Talented in working with people and animals.
·   Strong background in all phases of writing, editing, animal care, organizing closets and wardrobes.
·   Honest, friendly, outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal, poised in professional and social settings.

Professional Skills
Sales and Retail Skills:
·   Greet customers and ascertain what each customer wants or needs.
·   Describe merchandise and explain use, operation and care of merchandise to customers.
·   Recommend, select and help locate or obtain merchandise based on customer needs and desires.

Author / Writer Skills:
·   Write to customers in their terms and on their level so advertiser's sales message is readily received.
·   Discuss with client the product, advertising themes, methods and any changes to be made in advertising copy.
·   Edit or rewrite existing copy as necessary and submit copy for approval to supervisor.

Rancher / Rescue Animals Skills:
·   Care, health, protection, feeding, cleaning, watering, handling, adoptions and well-being of all animals.

Experience:                            Self-Employed                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Woodside, CA.
                                                                                                                        Author / Writer                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 July 1997 to Present

                              Volunteer                                                                                             June 2013 to Present
                              Another Chance Animal Welfare League: A No-Kill Shelter

                                                                                                                        Non-Profit - Lone Pine Ranch                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Woodside, CA.
                                                                                                                        Owner / Manager                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           July 1997 to June 2013

                                                                                                                        Margaret Johnston                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Atherton, CA.
                                                                                                                        Caregiver                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                March 2013 to June 2013

Education:                                    University of Hawaii ~ Manoa                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Honolulu, HI.
                                                                                                                        Bachelor of Science                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                        Brooks College                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Long Beach, CA.
                                                                                                                        Associate of Art

Talk Back: The McFib and Cruel Gestation Crates: November 10, 2011


Yesterday, I wrote about arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court by the slaughterhouse industry and pork producers, working hand-in-hand with the Obama administration, to nullify a California law to stop cruelty to farm animals too sick or injured to walk. There was widespread news coverage about the case, and most reporters interpreted the reactions of the justices as favoring the slaughterhouse industry and the Obama administration over the state of California and HSUS and the other animal protection groups. It will be several months, in all likelihood, before the high court issues its ruling.


It’s not the only legal forum where we are battling the pork industry. Last week, The HSUS filed a complaint against Smithfield Foodsfor claiming that it keeps pigs in an “ideal” environment where their “every need is met,” and not surprisingly, it drew broad media attention and outrage. Our 2010 undercover investigation revealed a very different story at a Smithfield subsidiary: breeding pigs nearly immobilized in narrow crates, some biting the bars until their mouths bled, and animals with open sores and abscesses.
Since Smithfield is a top supplier of pork to McDonald’s, we’re urging the fast food company to move away from gestation crates in its supply line and urging Smithfield to make a specific commitment to phase out this extreme confinement.
Many of you were upset by the Smithfield news and wrote in with your comments:
It's painful looking at the pigs in their gestation crates, with blood on the cement before their eyes. Without using words the way we do, they're communicating their pain and agony. On the opposite end of the spectrum, I walk into my barn and wrap my arms around Howard, my 500-pound pink pig, sharing with him what the McDonald's pigs will never have. If a picture is worth a thousand words, how else may I convey pigs feel like we do?     —Deborah Gilson
Deborah and Howard, her Rescued Hog