Mary Cummins Animal Advocates Los Angeles California Wildlife Rehabilitation Real Estate

Monday, April 28, 2014

Mary Cummins was in Lenny Kravitz's "American Woman" music video



I was "talent" in the 1999 Lenny Kravitz's "American Woman" music video. It stars Lenny Kravitz and Heather Graham and was directed by Paul Hunter. This video was a song for the movie "Austin Powers" starring Mike Myers and Heather Graham.

There were only two of us women who could ride Harleys and owned Harleys. Supposedly all the other women said they knew how to ride but they lied. The other women were being towed by a truck. You can see them revving with their clutch hand ;-) They also had some guys on Harleys way behind us so people couldn't tell they weren't women. They weren't supposed to be in the video. They just rode their bikes there to be used in the video. We were supposed to be a female biker gang led by Lenny Kravitz but his legs were too short to get on the chopper. We shot this in Lancaster on Avenue K or O I think. There's a deserted gas station and diner out there. It's actually a movie set called "The Four Aces" located at 145 Street East and Ave Q. It was freezing when the sun went down. There were also sand storms. Then intentionally bused in all the many extras because they didn't want them to leave because of the cold sand storms.

Mary Cummins in Lenny Kravitz's "American Woman" music video




Lenny Kravitz is in the background, so is his female drummer. 
My girlfriend and I were stuck in Lancaster for two days having to stay overnight at a cheap motel. $500 a day was not worth it, long hours, sand storm, freezing cold at night and bikes got buried in sand. Not good for a custom motorcycle. It also took me two weeks of hounding the producer to give me my money. He tried to stiff all of us. 

For the shot they wanted me to look like a dirty greasy biker so they put grease and dirt in my hair. I also had to wear a bikini top, no helmet and only some decorative glasses which did not block the wind. The wind caused my eyes to water and I thought my contact lenses flew off. I was riding blind. Turns out they were just washed to the back of my eyes and came back later. I was also riding next to someone at one point who could not ride very well. They did a quick swerve and the rest of us had to swerve around them so we wouldn't go down. All the while the cameras are held on cranes that are literally a foot in front of my face or a foot to the left of my head while going 30 to 35 miles per hour. It was also windy and the road had a lot of sand and gravel as the area is deserted. 

A few other things happened on set. At the night scene when they lit off the fireworks one landed in the female drummer's hair which just briefly caught on fire. She was able to put out the flames and only needed a short break. Heather Graham was supposed to drive the old Corvette. Only problem was she did not know how to drive stick. They had to put the Corvette on the same tow truck to make it appear that she was driving. Heather Graham was supposed to do more of a dance routine on the top of the bus. Unfortunately she cannot dance very well. They videotaped her just a tiny bit and did a bunch of fast edits. Then they found dancers in the mosh pit who were really very, very good dancers. 

You've heard of the director's cut. Well, this is the "extra's cut" ;-) There appears to be a few different cuts of this video. One has a few more scenes of me and my bike. They unfortunately cut the scene where I peel out, burn rubber then peel out and kick gravel up. I can't believe they asked me to do that. Last thing you want to do is peel out while turning on gravel with a lowered, raked, slammed bike with street tires. 

Mary Cummins, Lenny Kravitz, American Woman, music video,  FXR
Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game and the USDA. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.


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Monday, April 14, 2014

Our online reviews of Animal Advocates - Mary Cummins


Our online reviews of Animal Advocates - Mary Cummins

Here are about 1/5 of our online reviews from one site. They are all five stars, positive.


Dr. John
August 19,2013
I've been a veterinarian for over 40 years in the Los Angeles area. I have worked with Mary Cummins for over 20 years. She and her organization have always given the best treatment to animals and the public. We have been referring wildlife and members of the public to Animal Advocates for many years. Everyone has always said they have a wonderful facility and everyone is knowledgeable and courteous.

It is a shame that *** has to pose a some anonymous users to defame and libel Ms. Cummins. What *** has been posting is utterly untrue and contemptible.

Jay Z
I support Mary Cummins and Animal Advocates. They help wild animals and people.

Last year she helped me wtih a skunk that wandered into my home. She removed it without it spraying. I was thankful. I haven't needed any help with wildlife since then. If I do, I will call her.

Porsche
I had a squirrel that needed help. They helped me with a squirrel. I support them and Mary Cummins.

I have now volunteered for over ten years with this group. They really care about animals, cats, dogs and wild life. Highly recommend.

Kathy Kay
I support Mary Cummins and Animal Advocates. The negative posts here are from a very nasty and mean person in Texas who does not give proper care to animals. The nasty person writes false reviews because she's upset she lost her permit. AA has their permits. They give proper care to animals.

April 23, 2013
I volunteered with them when I lived in California. Even though I no longer live there, I still recommend them to my friends in Santa Monica.

Mindy M
Im not in the United States but Mary Cummins has been helping me from afar. We don't get raccoons but we get coatis which are similar. Her advise has helped our animals. I would help more if I lived there. I am willing to help support them.

April 7, 2013
I met Mary Cummins few years ago in Belize at a wildlife sanctuary. While she was in Belize she helped a coati and a few other animals. I recommend her group highly and follow them on Facebook.

Suzanne J
I have been transporting animals for Animal Advocate for a few years. They always are willing to help. I'd donate more money if I could. If you are in LA, you should volunteer with them.

April 6, 2013
I do transportation for this charity. They are always very appreciative of my help. Their place looks great and they care for alot of animals. Good group.

Glad to help.

Andy K
Animal Advocates rocks! Mary Cummins is the best person in the WORLD! She is kind to animals and people. Oh, and did I say Mary Cummins rocks!!!

April 6, 2013
I love this charity! They taught me how to get mother squirrel to pick her babies up that fell out of the nest. I recommend them!

Franco
December 27, 2013
I have known the good people of Animal Advocates for the last four years, and in that time they have gone to great lengths to protect and rehabilitate the wild animals withing their general location. They have gone in to fire ravaged areas to retrieve any animal that may have been injured in the fire then rehabilitate that animal for release . . . they have also rescued a number of animals who were unable to be released back in to the wild then given them a forever home where they will be well cared for and live out the rest of their days, safe and loved.

They have even gone so far as to rescue a dog on the streets of East LA then fostered that dog until he could be placed in a furever home.

As always, they continue their great work, unwavering in the face of many challenges, with positive results, every time. I continue to support them and their great work. You should, too!

November 14, 2013
Mary Cummins and Animal Advocates are what other animal rescue groups should strive to be. They are compassionate, friendly, and concerned about every animal, be it wild or domesticated. They go in to fire ravaged areas to find any wildlife that had survived, and they've offered me advice on wild animals that I've found on my property; advice that's saved those animals lives.

They campaigned to make WeHo, fur free and tirelessly advocate for animals who cannot defend themselves. If there were one wild animal rescue to donate money, this would be the one!

September 28, 2012
Animal Advocates does everything they can to help rehabilitate wildlife that have been orphaned or injured so they can return to their lives in the wild. I've known Mary and MaryEllen for more than a few years now, and you have to applaud these women for their dedication to helping wildlife. How many rehabbers do you know that would go into an area recently consumed by fire to search for any animals who may be in need of medical services? Animal Advocates is just that great! And they always will offer advice to people who find an injured or orphaned animal. In my opinion, there is no finer wildlife rehab center than Animal Advocates in Southern California. In addition to their rehab work they also do educational seminars at schools so children are familiar with wildlife and what to and not to do when an orphaned or injured animal is found.

Paula N
November 15, 2013
I think they are doing a wonderful job. They will help you with orphaned or injured animals.

Tom_54
ANIMAL ADVOCATES
November 15, 2013
I can't really write a review. I'm far away in Germany. But I work on similar issues and from what I can see, Animal Advocates work professionally to save animals in distress. I'm impressed be the number of saved animals but also by the kind and professional way the animals are treated.
If I lived in the LA area, Animal Advocates would be first number to call if I aw animals in distress or danger.
I wish AA all the best in the future. They're worth every cent!

Wolfguy
November 15, 2013
ANIMAL ADVOCATES is recognized locally, in the Greater Los Angeles area, as an invaluable resource for those of us in wildlife and domestic animal rescue, both as an informational source and badly needed sanctuary space. On the occasions that I have worked with them, our relationships have been only positive and professional, and we have a long-standing excellent working relationship. They are my local go-to resource for indigenous wildlife rescue matters. I have been in the rescue, sanctuary and educational field of canids for nearly 30 years, and have seldom come a cross an organization as well-run as this.

kgphoto
ANIMAL ADVOCATES
November 15, 2013
I first met Mary when she helped me to rescue a baby squirrel at my son's school. I didn't know what to to and she gave me advice to keep it alive until she could pick it up the next day and nurse it to health. Since then she has helped me a number of times with fledgling birds and other injured birds, even though I am not in her immediate area and birds are not her specialty.

She has never charged for her service and I give what I can when I can. She has been very responsive and professional.

Waltermooreinla
ANIMAL ADVOCATES
November 14, 2013
We have encountered several animals in distress, and every time, no matter what time it is, or where we are, Animal Advocates has come to the rescue. Once it was a young crow, another time it was an opossum. They are professional, knowledgeable and caring.

dsks2000
ANIMAL ADVOCATES
November 14, 2013
This organization is all about the animals it rescues and rehabs. Mary has given her whole life to these amazing creatures and as always done what is best for them. She has also educated many individuals about the proper way to help our wildlife. As a donor, I have also helped in transportation of wildlife to her and we have also saved Mindy the blind squirrel that now lives in an amazing habitat at Animal Advocates/ Mark Cummins property because she is unreleaseable. Mary lives a very simple life and loves these animals and just wants to educate others as well.

Briar M.
ANIMAL ADVOCATES
November 14, 2013
My dogs knocked a 'possum from the top of a 6 foot fence surrounding my yard. I did not see him until the next morning, when one of my dogs came to get me and showed the 'possum to me, laying in the garden. At first, I thought he was dead, however, he was not. I had no idea what to do. I kept the dogs from him, he did not move. I went online looking for help and found Mary who actually drove to my house and picked this little animal up. She kept me posted with photos of his progress. Little guy made a full recovery and Mary relocated him. I was amazed at her dedication and grateful to have someone to call to help this little animal.

Will C.
November 14, 2013
In 2007 my wife and I discovered an young fox squirrel in our backyard that didn't seem physically injured but instead was suffering either from something internally or perhaps some sort of shock. I called a variety of animal rescue organizations seeking help and Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates was the only one willing to step up and take over the care of this animal. I know on any given day based on their limited resources Animal Advocates might not be in a position to accept an animal from me, but I'm thankful knowing they're out there and doing the wonderful work they do.

jenniferch
ANIMAL ADVOCATES
November 14, 2013
Mary Cummins took a baby opossum from me that I found in my yard. She raised the baby to releasable age and then let her go to the wild. Since then she has generously answered any and all questions about wildlife and domesticated animals that I've had. She consistently goes above and beyond in her work with animals and people.



Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game and the USDA. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.



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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Center for Consumer Freedom, Humane Watch v HSUS, PETA, ASPCA


Center for Consumer Freedom/Humane Watch v HSUS, PETA, ASPCA...

Richard Berman, Humane Watch, paid lobbying for meat industry
I posted about this topic the first year Humane Watch started attacking all of the pro-animal groups. People need to know that Center for Consumer Freedom aka Humane Watch and all their other many names is an organization funded by anti-animal (pro-meat, pro-dairy, pro-leather, pro-fur, pro-animal research, pro-animals in circuses, pro-hunting, pro-alcohol, pro-tobacco....) organizations. They are also funded by pro-tobacco companies and anti-union companies.  Their mission statement as per their 990 is to attack anyone who is speaks against their clients or their products. These people even attack Mothers Against Drunk Drivers because they represent the alcohol industry. Alcohol, tobacco, meat...kill people. CCF supports killing people. They are supporting the most evil of all companies.

Humane Society of the United States
Most recent 990 form.
http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments/2011/530/225/2011-530225390-08c39a19-9.pdf

HSUS does give money directly for animal care though percentage wise it's not a huge amount. They fund other non-profits such as Fund for Animals, Doris Day... They also help FEMA and Red Cross in emergencies helping animals. I'm a volunteer on their National Disaster Animal Rescue Team. They do a lot of fundraising and pay fundraising companies a bit of money. All of their programs are to prevent animal cruelty, protect animal rights, help animals and other animal nonprofits.

$133M HSUS income
$268K Wayne Pacelle annual salary. That is comparable to what a CEO would receive to run an organization of this size. Notice it's much less than what Richard Berman CEO of Humane Watch is taking in which is $1.4M, almost the entire amount given to Humane Watch.

Center for Consumer Freedom aka Humane Watch
Most recent 990 form
http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments/2011/260/006/2011-260006579-08cb7df6-9.pdf

$1.4M income
Richard Berman is the CEO and says he only gets $13K/yr salary. Look below and you will see his PR firm "Richard Berman and Company" gets $1.3M! Almost every penny of income is spent to harm animals. He calls it a "management" fee. The rest of the income goes to advertising, promotion, office expenses, travel and legal fees. NOTHING goes to animals or any worthy cause. They also do a lot of lobbying. They state their main goal is to attack HSUS, PETA… That is their "mission statement." I really don't think they should be a legal non-profit because they are not helping animals, people or the environment. If anything they are anti all of those things. They are a nonprofit so people will not realize they are just paid bashers, PR, lobbyists for the meat industry.

More about this charade. I personally believe that Center for Consumer Freedom should not be a 501 3c. They don't help animals, people or the environment. It seems to me to be tax fraud, money laundering shell. Companies can "donate" money to them and get a tax write off. In exchange the companies actually get a service which is positive press for them and attacks on HSUS, PETA, PCMA...
http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2012/02/rick-berman-funded-oscar-night-slam-humane-society

Even Wikipedia knows Richard Berman and Center for Consumer Freedom, Humane Watch is a scam.

"The Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF), formerly the Guest Choice Network, is an American non-profit firm that lobbies on behalf of the fast food, meat, alcohol and tobacco industries. It describes itself as "dedicated to protecting consumer choices and promoting common sense".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center_for_consumer_freedom

Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game and the USDA. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.


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Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game and the USDA. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.


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