Latons Lions Club: Stop their annual "Barnyard Scramble" event
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Latons Lions Club: Stop their annual "Barnyard Scramble" event

    1. Melanie Jane Pascual
    2. Petition by

      Melanie Jane Pascual

      San Lorenzo, CA

March 2014


Melanie Jane Pascual: After months of talking with the organization and gathering supporters, the Latons Lions club is officially stopping their backyard Scramble event. Small, innocent animals are no longer being chased around and being mistreated.

Latons Lions Club holds their annual Easter event, "Barnyard Scramble," for children in their community. Baby bunnies, piglets, calves, lambs, and chicks are put into an arena with no escape, hiding place, or defense while children frantically chase them around. After the event, children who caught an animal take them home as prizes! Each year, plenty of animals are taken home and often die due to neglection and lack of proper care. 

This annual event is sending the message that animals should be treated as toys, to be used only when interested, which is completely wrong! Animals are needed to be taken care of daily because they have needs just like humans do.

Is this really how Easter should be celebrated? Help put an end to this! Encourage Latons Lions Club to stop this horrible event! 

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 1,500 signatures
    2. Update on Laton Lions Club

      Melanie Jane Pascual
      Petition Organizer

      5 months have passed and I still haven't heard from the club. But that is changing, I'm calling them everyday and this is their number (559) 923-1303. We have 8 months left to stop the event.

      I have a short story about myself as well. I am only a high school junior and every single signature has given me hope! You guys are such an inspiration to someone like me and I want to thank you so so much. If you want to continue supporting, find out about my new project, Cupet, and enter your email if you want to hear more updates.

      A short description of Cupet:
      Cupet is a website that I designed and coded this summer. Cupet allows to-be owners to take a quiz based on their environment, personality, and more! I personally use the information and look up animals that are currently by their area and from an animal shelter so that they will be able to rescue an animal, without returning them :)

      Thank you so so much for all of your support and I promise that I will update you more. :)

    3. Reached 1,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Kimberley Combs MIDDLETOWN, OH
      • 8 months ago

      NEVER do I eat any thing that id dead! NEVER do I exploit any living animal!!!!!!!! God's creatures are precious & deserve to be treasured & loved!!! Thank you for your caring & sharing your ideas & compassion!!!!!!

    • Jill Thompson ALBUQUERQUE, NM
      • 12 months ago


    • Jill Heins LENEXA, KS
      • 12 months ago

      Easter is about Christ's ascension, and I don't think he would approve of this event.

    • jusstin taylor CHICAGO, IL
      • about 1 year ago

      Because the life of every creature is significant and important to us we need to come together as a whole and stop all this abuse of animals

    • Bette Grotegut PLATTSBURG, MO
      • about 1 year ago

      Animals are like small children. think about that!


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