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Animals are suffering in 90 + degree heat at Florida Flea Markets!
  • Petitioned Stop the Sale of Animals from Fleamarkets!

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Stop the Sale of Animals from Fleamarkets!

Animals are suffering in 90 + degree heat at Florida Flea Markets!

    1. Melody F.
    2. Petition by

      Melody F.

      Fort Lauderdale, United States

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April 2014

Victory

Melody F.: After years of Exposure, Channel 10 New took the story and had the Pet Shop closed down today. They also announce that as of July 1st, it will be made a Law to not allow Dogs/Cats to be sold at Flea Markets. Thanks for all of your Support!!

Domestic Animals as well as birds,bunnies,turtles,snakes,lizards are being sold at fleamarkets. They are subjected to horrible conditions. Hot/Cold weather depending on what state you live in. These poor animals live in cages from the time they leave their place of confinement to the time they leave their place of sale. The cages are dirty, unkept, no or dirty water/food. Law enforcement simply do not understand the laws alot of the times regarding fair animal housing. According to (Florida State Law Ordinance 828.29) Birds must have a perch of a specific diameter. Only a certain amount of birds allowed in cages. Dogs/Cats must be able to turn around freely and their paws should not be on the bottom of a wire cage. They should have a platform to stand on.The dog/cat sold should also have a notice of the"Lemon Law" document . This document should ALWAYS be included in the sale of the animal. This states that a Vet has cleared with a "Bill of Good Health"! Unfortunately, the fleamarkets only care about the minimal fee for the space rented. They DO NOT require licensing of the individuals selling these helpless animals. Most dog/cats come from puppy mills or trapped by the seller for free. In some cases, the dogs have been stolen from their loving owners, especially if they are a rarer breed. The laws state that the seller MUST have a current Vet certificate of good health and proof of vaccinations of all domestic animals sold. THEY DO NOT!! Most of the animals are sick, dying and starved to death especially if they do not get sold.Since the overwhelming majority of retail pet stores are exempt from federal law, the primary authority on retail pet store regulation is state law. There are fifteen states that do not have any laws regulating Retail Pet Stores. They are: AL, AK, HI, ID, KY, LA, NM, ND, OK, SD, TN, UT, WA, WV, and WY.In some states, sellers who intentionally or knowingly misrepresent an Animal's health or fitness may also face additional civil or criminal penalties. Some unscrupulous pet stores have lost their licenses and the ability to ever sell animals again! If you live in any of these states I have listed above, this is more of a reason to get involved! Please sign this petition to help STOP this inhumane treatment.

Note: The pictures shown are not from the actual Flea Market in question.

Thank you,

Melody Ferron

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 4,000 signatures
    2. We are getting flack from the city. Claiming not enough help.

      Melody F.
      Petition Organizer

      We, as the people are the only ones who can stop this crime. Just last week I visited the flea market where there were bird,bunnie,kittens, puppies,chickies,ducks stuffed in cages so tight, it was rediculous!!. All of them had dirty water, some had none not to mention the feces in their feet. Just horrible. The city shows up and says: as long as they have shade, food/water, there is no violation. WHAT?? Its horrible. They peck at the cages trying to get free. So SAD!! We have to do something. Would you pease sign, today?? Give voice to the voiceless, Please!! God Bless you people,
      Thank you,
      Melody Ferron

    3. I NEED YOUR HELP!!!

      Melody F.
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you everyone who have signed this ever so needed Petition!. However, I can not meet with our local congressmen without your at least 5000 signatures. I can tell you however, that I did visit the local Pet store in question this past weekend and the cruelty continues. I had to even ask them to please give some of the birds water. It was dry. These poor creatures peck at the cages, scratch their feathers and fur, until bloody. Please, if you want this change to take place, I NEED YOUR HELP.
      God Bless
      Melody Ferron

    4. Reached 750 signatures
    5. With your help we are gaining ground!

      Melody F.
      Petition Organizer

      Finally got the help of the State!! Will keep you updated as things unfold. Thank you All!!

    6. Please copy & paste ......

      Melody F.
      Petition Organizer

      Hello All:
      Thanks so much for supporting my effort to stop the sale of animals in flea markets. Please paste this petition, if you would, to your facebook page. Please tell your friends and people you work with. I would like to get at least 5000 signatures before I make an appointment with our major.

      Graciously,
      Melody Ferron

    7. We are gaining ground!!

      Melody F.
      Petition Organizer

      Keep getting signatures...I will keep you abreast of all the logistics of the case. I am in contact with key individuals who have the power to make the changes a reality!!
      Thanks,
      Melody Ferron

    8. More Signatures are needed!!!

      Melody F.
      Petition Organizer

      We need more signatures....please ask the people where you work, live & Play!!!
      God Bless..let's get this bill to pass!!

    9. Reached 500 signatures
    10. Lemon Laws regarding the purchase of Sick Pets

      Melody F.
      Petition Organizer

      Lemon Laws Pets

      In most states, the owner has one to two weeks to return the animal, with a certificate from a veterinarian stating that the dog has a serious disease or congenital defect that was present when the dog was sold. If the dog suffers from a congenital disorder, the owner may have up to a year to return it to the pet store and/or get a refund.

      If the pet store refuses to refund or reimburse a customer within a certain number of business days following receipt of the veterinarian statement, the customer can file an action in court to resolve the dispute. Usually, it is the state Attorney General's job to enforce lemon laws. To find your state's, visit: http://www.naag.org/attorneys_general.php

      In some states, sellers who intentionally or knowingly misrepresent a dog’s health or fitness may also face additional civil or criminal penalties. Some unscrupulous pet stores have lost their licenses and the ability to ever sell animals again.

    11. Petshop Laws

      Melody F.
      Petition Organizer

      Knowledge is power!! Go to the link below and read the details for your state!! Don't feel Hopeless!!
      With your help we can change the Law. Thank you for your continued support!

    12. Another Link for information

      Melody F.
      Petition Organizer

      Go to this other link for further information on your particular State/Country

    13. Know the laws of your state/country

      Melody F.
      Petition Organizer

      Please KNOW the laws of your particular state. Go to bornfreeusa.org and type in laws for your state.

      Knowing what is legal and not, gives you more " Empowerment". If you are at a swap shop/fleamarket and witness abuse of any animal, you need to have a file (as I do) and contact the authorities immediately! THEY need to be educated about these laws. You then can show them the Ordinances on the particular crime you are witnessing. Its at that point you can get something done for the animal. "Don't just feel sorry for the pet and walk by". Get pictures and submit them to your local Police department/Humane society/Code enforcement/Animal Control!!
      We together can get this law past, but I need your Diligent support.
      Thank you for having a voice for the "Voiceless"....
      Sincerely,
      Melody Ferron
      Fort Lauderdale, Fl

    14. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Lawnie Stratton SPRING HILL, FL
      • 6 months ago

      Animals are living, feeling, beings just like us, but unlike us, they cannot speak for or defend themselves. It is disgusting what is happening at these flea markets. What a disgrace. Humans need to think about whether they would want to exist like these animals are and maybe they would have the compassion needed to stop this despicable situation and start co-existing with the precious animals of the earth instead of trying to make a buck from the suffering of these poor animals.

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    • anthony melendez ARLINGTON, VA
      • 9 months ago

      I like animials

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    • travis pope OAKLAND, CA
      • 9 months ago

      saving the wourld

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    • joshua wooten RINGGOLD, GA
      • 9 months ago

      animals are alive and conscious beings. they should not be treated like watermelons

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    • R. Halk FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
      • 10 months ago

      It is extremely important to stop animal cruelty.

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