President Obama and The White House Administration: Add the category of Animal Rights to your contact form and petition website
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President Obama and The White House Administration: Add the category of Animal Rights to your contact form and petition website

    1. Allison Cabellon
    2. Petition by

      Allison Cabellon

      New York, NY

Without the category of Animal Rights as an immediate option on, it is difficult to show strength in numbers on animal rights issues that matter to Americans, voting constituents, and world citizens. With the addition of this category, we can make our voices heard for the voiceless.

President Obama has stated that he is “committed to making his Administration the most open and transparent in history, and part of delivering that promise is hearing from people like you.”

President Obama has been re-elected to his second and final term.  Now is the time to speak up for what we believe in.  This petition aims to make two online communication changes, so that all who advocate for animals can more effectively make their voices heard with President Obama and his Administration. 

The two changes are as follows:

1.     Add Animal Rights as a subject category on the online contact form:

2.     Add Animal Rights as an issue that can be selected by We the People petition creators:


Recent signatures


    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. We the People Petition Website Increases Signature Threshold to 100K

      Allison Cabellon
      Petition Organizer

      The We the People website recently changed the signature threshold. New petitions must now get at least 100,000 signatures within 30 days of launch to receive an official response from the White House. With this change, it is even more important to have Animal Rights as a category for petition creators, so that petitions concerning animal rights issues can be easily found by visitors to We the People.

      Again, please continue to share this petition. For easy sharing on Twitter, here is a shortened link you can copy and paste:

      We the People: Your Voice in Our Government | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government

      "My administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and efffectiveness in government."

    3. The Humane Society of the United States Reports on Obama's First Term

      Allison Cabellon
      Petition Organizer

      When Senator Barack Obama was campaigning for the presidency, he stated the following: “I think how we treat animals reflects how we treat each other. And it’s very important that we have a president who is mindful of the cruelty that is perpetrated on animals.”

      Click on the link to read how the Humane Society of the United States graded President Obama's first term in office.

      Let's work with the Obama Administration to achieve better results for animals in the second term. Please continue to share this petition.

      The Obama Administration's First Term - Animal Protection Record - Wayne Pacelle: A Humane Nation

      With President Obama's inauguration and second term around the corner, I thought it would be a good opportunity to take a look back at his animal protection record over the last four years. How well has this administration responded to animal protection concerns?

    4. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

      • 9 months ago


      I've started the petition "Barack Obama and Aaron Schock and U.S. Senate: Eradicate US Army Toxic Leadership" and need your help to get it off the ground.

      Will you take 30 seconds to sign it right now? Here's the link:

      Here's why it's important:

      To Whom It May Concern,

      I was the immediate supervisor for SPC Annzala Pitt at C.Co 225 BSB. In the time that SPC Pitt was part of my squad she encountered numerous difficulties which I believe were entirely due to being mistreated by her senior leadership. When SPC Pitt arrived at 225 BSB she had a medical situation that required attention prior to her deployment to Iraq. When she voiced her concerns to 1LT Riglick not only were her concerns dismissed but her private health information was erroneously released to multiple parties. SPC Pitt filed a complaint for the HIPPA violation against the offending party, 1LT Riglick. A few months later 1LT Riglick was assigned to C.Co as our Platoon Leader. This is undoubtedly the situation that caused SPC Pitt to be labeled as a problem soldier by C.Co leadership. SPC Pitt was not protected from reprisal and was treated badly for the duration of her time with C.Co 225 BSB.

      The result of filing her HIPPA complaint against 1LT Riglick was having a stigma placed on her by the very leadership that was supposed to be protecting her. She endured rumors, attacks on her character, and even attempts at discrediting her intellectual capacities. She was even accused of having inappropriate relationships with multiple senior Non-Commissioned Officers by our Platoon Leader 1LT Riglick. SPC Pitt continuously sought only to do her job as a mental health specialist and as her first line supervisor I pushed for her to be moved from the company to the Troop Medical Clinic. When SPC Pitt was sent to the Troop Medical Clinic to preform her duties as a mental health specialist C.Co leadership made sure to let the incoming social worker know what their impression of her was. SPC Pitt then worked with Major Ball, who had already been told she was a problem soldier, and was subsequently treated horribly to include having to undergo a mental health evaluation without provocation.

      SPC Pitt requested on numerous occasions to be moved from C.Co 225 BSB to another company, battalion, or division to get out from underneath the stigma placed on her. These requests were heard by our Company Commander, 1SG, Platoon Leader, Platoon Sergeant, Command Sergeant Major, and even Division Command team but nothing was done. Instead of helping the soldier 1LT Riglick and Major Ball ordered me to counsel her for their perceived insubordination. When I disagreed with these orders it was made clear that my military career was also in jeopardy. I was ordered by 1LT Riglick to counsel SPC Pitt for not properly using her chain of command to which, I informed the command that she had done exactly what procedures are outlined. The result of my not counseling her for this was to have my MEDPROS status changed to non-deployable by 1LT Riglick. This retaliation against me for defending SPC Pitt would have ended my career if I had not already been found deployable and fit for duty by the Medical Review Board in 2008.

      Despite her outburst which finally concluded her time in C.Co I would still recommend that she be retained by the United States Army. SPC Pitt endured being mistreated for months and still maintained a positive attitude. Her intellectual prowess combined with her willingness to work make her a viable asset. I believe that if SPC Pitt had been able to move to another command away from the toxic leadership of C.Co 225 BSB her military career would have flourished.

      SGT David Trapolsi

      You can sign my petition by clicking here.


      A PITT

    • Violeta de Suave ALTA GRACIA, ARGENTINA
      • 10 months ago

      Es importante como precedente y para que se continúe en el mundo entero.

    • Tammie Kessler STREATOR, IL
      • 10 months ago

      Animals should have rights! They need voices to speak out for them but even more important is to be HEARD!

    • marsha soto PEORIA, IL
      • 10 months ago

      end cop on dog shootings ,trigger happy cops are killing family members

      • 10 months ago



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