Stop Animal Cruelty & Enforce Animal Cruelty Laws
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Stop Animal Cruelty & Enforce Animal Cruelty Laws

    1. Denise Rimmer
    2. Petition by

      Denise Rimmer

      London, United Kingdom

Okay, I feel I have to do this as I'm presently so far away in the UK and so helpless.

I first visited St Vincent & The Grenadines in 2009, as part of my heritage I knew virtually nothing about, I was so excited!

It was love at first sight, and I was bowled over by the beauty of the islands and the relaxed living.  I knew I wanted to live here one day and hope that I will.

However, on this my first visit I came across something I was not expecting, the shocking truth about animal cruelty and neglect in the caribbean!  It was bad enough to look around and see mangey, starving dogs at every corner but the real horror was when I saw a puppy run over.  It almost seemed as if the bus aimed at the puppy by the side of the road on purpose and the sound it made was horrendous.  Whilst nobody around seemed to take any notice, the young pup dragged itself to the gutter.  After checking on the pup I went to find help, where in a local shop I was at first laughed at!  Luckily, the next shop I visited was of more help, to the point where the man that helped me took the pup himself to the vet, made sure she was taken care of and his family even gave her a home.  This gave me hope and I have kept in touch since to stay updated on the situation.  It was before my 2nd visit in 2012 that I found The Vincention Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals(VSPCA) had been set up.  This is an amazing group af very few people who spend alot(if not most) of their own time trying to help the animals in SVG.  I witnessed myself what they could do on my 2nd visit last year, when they helped me to help some animals I was concerned about.

However, since my last visit I continue to see more and more cruelty and neglect.  The VSPCA is struggling to make a difference, no matter how hard they try and I feel it is the governments resposibilty to do something about these atrocities that our happening in your country.

As a tourist and someone who hopes to make St Vincent my future home I can only tell you that seeing this barbaric treatment of living, feeling beings can only do harm to your country.  People don't want to visit(or live) in a place where not only does this go on but these crimes go unpunished.  If the crimes are unpunished, there is no deterrent to the people that commit them.  There is a need for education in the benefits animals can bring and for some, some lessons in humanity, before tourists see the other side to the 'real' caribbean and avoid your beautiful islands.

Please sign this petition if you would like The Government of St Vincent & The Grenadines to do something about the animal abuse in their country and uphold any animals cruetly laws they already have.

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 8,000 signatures
    2. Please Keep Signing and Sharing!

      Denise Rimmer
      Petition Organizer

      Please keep signing and sharing our petition! Still going strong but it would be great to reach 8,000 signatures to really put some weight behind our cause before presenting to the SVG Government!

      The VSPCA are doing an amazing job with their Spay & Neuter programme, not to mention they seem to be really bringing awareness to the locals about how to treat and look after their animals. But without government support they are still fighting everyday to keep their funding going enough to carry on the good work. And also, to try and save those animals that have been treated in such atrocious ways because there is no punishment!

      So thank you to all those who have shown support for these animals and thank you to all of those who have not scone so yet but will!!!

      To keep up to date with the work of The Vincentian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or to offer further support, please visit their website: http://www.vincentianspca.org to look them up on Facebook!

      Denise x

    3. Reached 7,500 signatures
    4. Help us reach 10,000 signatures!

      Denise Rimmer
      Petition Organizer

      Yet again I can't thank you enough if you've signed this petition!!! We want to keep going, raising as much awareness as we can and giving the government a reason to listen us. So the more people that see this petition and offer their support, the better our chances. Please keep sharing and trying to make a difference, every effort you make is appreciated and brings us a little closer. Let's get to 10,000 signatures!!!!!! :)

      Denise x

    5. Thank you & please keep sharing - never give up!

      Denise Rimmer
      Petition Organizer

      A massive thank you to all of you who've made the effort to sign and share this petition. I cannot believe we have over 7,000 signatures!!! I'm hoping this will be enough to make the Vincentian Government listen but obviously the more support we have, the stronger we will be. So please keep sharing wherever you can. Thank you so much!

      Denise x

    6. A note to the Government of St Vincent....

      Denise Rimmer
      Petition Organizer

      This can also be said about the difference between countries, which one would you rather be known for???

      https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t1.0-9/10377165_10152498767189515_600493871862894169_n.jpg

    7. Reached 7,000 signatures
    8. Thank you!

      Denise Rimmer
      Petition Organizer

      I just wanted to say thank you so much to all those who've signed so far, we are nearly at 7,000 signatures!!!!!!!!

      It won't be too much longer before the petition is presented and hopefully, will make a real difference, please keep sharing so we can have as much impact as possible and make change happen!

      Denise x

    9. Sign the petition or donate to help!

      Denise Rimmer
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you so much to all of those who have signed our petition, this is still very important and we hope will will keep gaining signatures, so please keep sharing if you can!

      Also, I have now done my charity sky dive, which was amazing but even more so knowing that I am doing a little to help the VSPCA and therefore the animals. If you can make any donation no matter how small, you can do it here on my fundraising page:
      http://www.gofundme.com/SkydiveforVSPCA

      Or directly to the VSPCA as their online donations are now up and running at:
      http://www.vincentianspca.org

      Thanks again for caring!!! x

      Skydive for the VSPCA Animal Rescue

      I have decided to jump out of a plane on 22nd April 2014, to try and raise some money for a cause that consists of a small group of people working hard to fix a very big problem. The Vincentian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals do an amazing job at helping abused, neglected and si...

    10. The cruelty goes on and goes on unpunished! Please Keep Signing.

      Denise Rimmer
      Petition Organizer

      This poor beautiful girl was poisoned, as are many other dogs in SVG. Purposefully poisoned because they are seen as a nuisance. They die in pain, just because they are trying to survive or to look after their babies as this poor dog was.
      https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=101519931201
      If these dogs were neutered and not neglected, these problems wouldn't exist, there would be no so called 'nuisances' and no need to send them to an early and agonising death. People are the problem but people are also the solution, such as the VSPCA. They sadly couldn't help this mother but they were able to save the puppies and now look to find safe homes for them.
      https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151993115371581&set=gm.608195842598611&type=1&theater
      These crimes should not go unpunished and the government needs to step up, make the people of SVG aware that this is unacceptable. They need to educate people, in order to eradicate the problem and make SVG a beautiful place for everyone!

    11. Fundraising!

      Denise Rimmer
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you to our new supporters! Whilst we wait for the government to step in and support the VSPCA, I have decided to try and raise some funds. It would be great if you could help by donating, any amount is appreciated and will make a difference! Thank you x

      http://www.gofundme.com/SkydiveforVSPCA

      Skydive for the VSPCA Animal Rescue

      I have decided to jump out of a plane on 22nd April 2014, to try and raise some money for a cause that consists of a small group of people working hard to fix a very big problem. The Vincentian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals do an amazing job at helping abus...

    12. Reached 6,000 signatures
    13. The story of our Poster Pup!

      Denise Rimmer
      Petition Organizer

      A beautiful blog post written about our Poster Pup, Winn Dixie Biscuit by Laurie Marshall, a medical student studying in St Vincent.
      It describes not only this poor pups experience and journey but Lauries own experience of the animal cruelty and neglect she has found in St Vincent & The Grenadines. Also offering just a glimpse of the struggles of those trying their very best to help without any assistance from the countries own government.

      http://www.campmakery.com/content/adventures-puppy-rescue-caribbean

      Adventures in Puppy Rescue in the Caribbean

      Laurie is a Kansas-born adventurer and world-focused humanitarian. Currently she resides in the Grenadines as a medical student. Few things in the world make Laurie happier than her family and dogs, swinging on a vine in a jungle, village doctoring, repelling down a mountain, kayaking glacier waters, or sitting fireside, guitar in hand, and sharing a meal with "The Locals."

    14. Says it all....

      Denise Rimmer
      Petition Organizer

      I just had to add this quote as I feel it says everything, lets just hope the government of SVG realises how true this is! Please keep sharing the petition people and thank you for all your support x

      "Cruelty to animals is one of the most significant vices of a low and ignoble people. Wherever one notices them, they constitute a sure sign of ignorance and brutality which cannot be painted over even by all the evidence of wealth and luxury. Cruelty to animals cannot exist together with true education and true learning."

      Alexander von Humboldt: I feel, therefore I am...

    15. Just thank you!

      Denise Rimmer
      Petition Organizer

      The petition has slowed down a bit but still gaining support. Just wanted to let you all know how grateful we are for your support so far, so......Thank you! x

    16. Amazingly insightful report has been sent to the Prime Minister.

      Denise Rimmer
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks to being contacted by Diana Webster of Humane Advisor, I have been supplied with great insightful information to pass on to the Government of St Vincent & The Grenadines, regarding how helping it's animals will have a positive effect on the country, it's economy and its tourism.

      Some of this information has now been sent to all relevant departments, including the Prime Minister, in the hope that this will convince them of the need to act now against neglect and cruelty to their animals.

      The report can be seen here:
      http://www.humaneadvisor.com/the-economic-impact-of-stray-cats-and-dogs-at-tourist-destinations-on-the-tourism-industry/

    17. Thank you!

      Denise Rimmer
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you soooooo much to all our supporters! We really appreciate every signature we have so far and any more to come. Please keep sharing, it would be great to hit 10,000 and more. Lets tell the government of St Vincent & The Grenadines how important this is to all of us!

      Denise x

    18. Reached 5,000 signatures
    19. No response yet, please keep sharing!

      Denise Rimmer
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you to all who have signed and shared so far! We couldn't have imagined how much support we would receive and it's so appreciated.

      This is a global problem but to makes changes, it can only happen one small step at a time and as long as we keep taking those steps we are helping toward change.

      As well as sending a letter to the SVG prime minister Dr Gonsalves introducing our petition and explaining our reasons, the amazing VSPCA(thank you Leslie) also hand delivered a copy of the letter along with a copy of all your comments so far. So we can be in no doubt that the prime minister and government of St Vincent & The Grenadines is aware of our petition.

      We hope to receive some kind of response soon but it is so important to keep sharing and building support for our cause, to make people aware of what is happening and to add strength to our case.

      Thank you, Denise x

    20. HELP!!!!

      Denise Rimmer
      Petition Organizer

      This is a message for anyone in the SVG area. The Vincentian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals needs help urgently!! Until we can get the government to step in and support the VSPCA we need anyone in the area who cares about the animals, the country and the people who are already doing their best to step up. They are at breaking point.

      Anything at all you can do, transport, foster, adopt, dog walking or feeding would be appreciated, even if just once or for a short time. Please, please, please get in touch with the VSPCA or leave a comment on their Facebook page if you can offer any help at all........Thank you!

      https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Vincentian-Society-for-the-Prevention-of-Cruelty-to-Animals/208992912523676

      The Vincentian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

      The Vincentian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Kingstown, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. 564 likes · 10 talking about this. The VSPCA consists solely of volunteers with a passion and vision for a beter world for our Vincentian animals.

    21. Reached 3,000 signatures
    22. Letter to the Prime Minister of St Vincent & The Grenadines

      Denise Rimmer
      Petition Organizer

      I thought it would be a good idea to contact the government and more importantly the prime minister of St Vincent and The Grenadines, to explain our petition and find out what his/their views are on this subject at the present time. It would be great to find out if they appreciate our supporters views and are taking them seriously.

      I cannot post the letter here as it's too long but will let you now WHEN we've had a response.

      Thanks again for your continued support and please keep sharing to enable everyone who would care about this matter, their say!

    23. Reached 2,500 signatures
    24. Update on the featured pup.

      Denise Rimmer
      Petition Organizer

      Unfortunately, the little girl in the petition photograph has now lost her left eye, due to the abuse she suffered. The eye could not be saved despite the best efforts of the VSPCA and vets! Thankfully, she is now safe but there are so many that are not :( Please keep signing and sharing. Thank you!

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    • martine journet LISIEUX, FRANCE
      • about 5 hours ago

      que ces pourris paient le prix de leurs actes!!!!!

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    • maryse jourdan CONDOM, FRANCE
      • about 18 hours ago

      comment peut-on être si cruel envers une petite bête, il faut être barbare et complètement abruti.

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    • pascal PAYEN FRANCE
      • about 19 hours ago

      stop cruauté no humain

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    • valer marlene COLOMBES, FRANCE
      • 1 day ago

      Adressée à : Prime Ministers Office

      Stop Animal Cruelty & Enforce Animal Cruelty Laws

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      • 1 day ago

      Raz le bol de ces psychopathe

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