Tell Gerald, MO to Change Farm Animal Laws
  • Petitioned Joann Parmentier

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Joann Parmentier

Tell Gerald, MO to Change Farm Animal Laws

    1. debbi greener
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      debbi greener

      gerald, MO

Some in-town residents are housing large numbers of farm animals on land less than two acres in size. The animals are suffering.

I have photo-documentation of severely foundered hooves, horses standing in mud/feces, empty food bins, a donkey with a sq. ft. of feces stuck to his side, a horse with icicles hanging of of his eyelashes/back/& face, sores healed over, a pony tossing an empty black rubber feed tub in the air, and bark bare trees where they have eaten the bark for nourishment. 

I have undocumented witness(es) of empty water bins in the dead of summer, open sores, a horse hoof retrieved by a dog, and a horse with a terrible eye infection. The horse hoof incident occurred before i started documenting.

The city of Gerald does not have ANY laws protecting these animals, even though it is widely recommended that one horse have at least two acres.

Farm animals belong on a farm, not in someones backyard as a novelty, or used for a tax write off. Tell the city of Gerald to pass an ordinance requiring a minimum of two acres per equine animal with NO grandfathering allowed.  This will end the suffering of many animals in town, and help the city to generate much needed taxes.

 

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    1. Reached 500 signatures
    2. Please pass this one around. My neighbor just keeps getting mor

      debbi greener
      Petition Organizer

      My neighbor just keeps getting more equine shoved on this small parcel of land. I need a strong showing of support to get the council to listen to my pleas.

    3. The mention of "taxes".

      debbi greener
      Petition Organizer

      I think this will clarify the reason it is included in this petition.

    4. Reached 250 signatures

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    • Annemie Vervoort HAGFORS, SWEDEN
      • 10 months ago

      stop this horror!!

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    • Leslene Dunn CLAREMONT, SOUTH AFRICA
      • over 1 year ago

      Protect our animals, in God's name please.

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    • Marianne de Zwart UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS
      • over 1 year ago

      When animals are dependent of human beings for their needs, it is the responsibility of the human beings to take care of these animals be these animals big or small.

      To be able to protect animals against neglect and carelessness the government must have a tool to press people who refuse to take good care of their animals to change their attitude to the animals and to take care of them and if they don't do that to punish these people and to take the animals to rescue places to give them a better life.

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    • Stephen Weller NORTH VANCOUVER, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      If you are going to own animals, you have a responsibility to treat them humanely

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    • Lori Barrale ST. LOUIS, MO
      • over 2 years ago

      Keep fighting the fight! We need to be the animals voice against stupid! Keep calling , maybe the squeaky wheel will get the oil.

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