Goldfish Petition
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Goldfish Petition

    1. Emily Hirst
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      Emily Hirst

      blackburn, United Kingdom

This is important because many Gold Fish (and other live animals) suffer in tiny bags and are given to anyone who may or may not look after them properly. The law was changed in Scotland, why is it different in England and Wales and the other countries across the world? The law will not get changed until the governments see that this has a lot of support and votes, so please help me by signing my petition. 

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    1. Outline of the Petiton

      Emily Hirst
      Petition Organizer

      Hello, my name is Emily Hirst, a while ago I organised a petition to ban Goldfish from being won as prizes at the fairground, I believe this is an important issue as the Goldfish are kept in plastic bags in chlorinated water surrounded by noisy fairground attractions fir weeks on end, many don't survive. I would really appreciate your support in helping me over come this issue. Here is a link to the YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Djb8KJXB1dg&list=UU5vRALlQaJu3DwR7hyWV04Q
      Here is a link to the online petition:http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/goldfish-petition
      Please help me to achieve my goal by sharing this and asking others to do the same. Thank you so much!

      Goldfish Petition Official Video
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      Goldfish Petition Official Video

      Please sign the petition below: http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/goldfish-petition Help to stop Goldfish being won as prizes at the fairgrounds. Help make a difference. Special thanks to Liam Clough, the film maker, and OLSJ High School and Sixth Form, and to all the pupils involved. For more information, email: megagoldfishgirl@gmail.com Thank you!

    2. Share!

      Emily Hirst
      Petition Organizer

      Hello, Thank you so much for signing our petition, it is fantastic that so many of you are signing up to save the Goldfish, please remember to share this petition on Facebook, and other social networking sites.
      Many thanks,
      The Goldfish Gang.

    3. Reached 4,000 signatures
    4. Goldfish Petition

      Emily Hirst
      Petition Organizer

      We need more signatures! Please share, and get the people you know to sign. Thank you!!!!!

    5. Thankyou!

      Emily Hirst
      Petition Organizer

      Hello everyone, thank you so much for signing! We need as many as possible, over 100,000 so gets signing and share. :)

    6. Reached 3,000 signatures
    7. Telegragh...

      Emily Hirst
      Petition Organizer

      We were in the Telegraph today! Hopefully that will give us some publicity,http://www.telegraph.co.uk/lifestyle/pets/9975107/Schoolgirls-petition-to-ban-goldfish-prizes-at-fairgrounds-gathers-support-from-MPs.html we are petitioning today at Blackburn market, so lets keep our fingers crossed!

      Schoolgirl's petition to ban goldfish prizes at fairgrounds gathers support from MPs - Telegraph

      Schoolgirls lobbying for the rights of goldfish have 9,000 names on a petition and support from four MPs. They want to stop fairgrounds giving children goldfish as prizes. Emily Hirst, 13, began the petition last year after winning a goldfish at Witton Park, Blackburn, Lancashire, and becoming horrified at the conditions they were kept in.

    8. Reached 1,000 signatures
    9. Radio Lancashire and Grenada reports will hopefully boost the signatures!

      Emily Hirst
      Petition Organizer

      Hopefully it will get people to know I have got somewhere with this, therefore it matters!

    10. Reached 100 signatures
    11. Reached 5 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Brendan Ambrose TUCSON, AZ
      • about 7 hours ago

      Give something that lasts like souvenir coins. People will remember and come back.

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    • Fiona Moore EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 5 days ago

      Having had a pet goldfish for many years (14 - sadly not as long as I'd hoped to have him), it was extremely clear from all his characteristics (greeting, begging for food, interaction) that he was just like a(n intelligent) dog. Goldfish deserve equal rights to their canine and other pet counterparts. Better legislation to protect them might serve to make people realise and consider them as real pets which deserve and need at least the same care as other pets – a serious undertaking rather than one to be taken lightly.

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    • Charlotte Pardon RUGBY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 9 days ago

      Selling live goldfish is barbaric and cruel.

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    • jill ledger HULL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 9 days ago

      its just wrong..in these day ..shouldnt happen....

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    • Maxine Littlejohn BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 10 days ago

      It's irresponsible to give livestock as prizes to people not equipped to take care of them!

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