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Stop ebay selling bird traps and mist nets

Ebay currently have over 1,400 listings for bird traps and over 500 for mist nets. This is in the UK alone. Ebay in all other European countries as well as Australia, NZ and the USA all have similar items on sale. This situation has been allowed to go unchecked for at least ten years. Despite attempts to bring this to the attention of ebay, there are more spring traps,mist nets and all-weather remote-operated bird call recording devices designed to entrap birds, than at any time in the past. There is only one legitimate reason for mist nets and that's for licensed bird-ringers to gain valuable data about bird populations and migration.  Spring traps have only one purpose and it's the illegal trapping of wild birds. Legitimate bird ringers don't source mist nets from ebay!  Birds are in trouble worldwide and the UK in particular has seen massive recent declines of small songbirds for many well-understood reasons including habitat loss, insecticides and climate change but trapping, whether with mist nets or spring-loaded traps, is a hidden problem that apart from the cruelty involved isn't helping with any recovery. Please sign the petition and help to bring this to an end-all it may take is enough signatures to present this petition directly to ebay to shame them into banning all listings for these worldwide. Apart from signing, please could you also share this and help to get it out to as many potential supporters as possible.  Thankyou.   

andrew robinson
20,600 supporters
Petitioning eBay, Devin Wenig

Fentanyl is killing our kids and eBay is contributing by selling the products to do it.

The increasing number of overdose deaths is greatly attributed to Fentanyl. Already we have had over 20 thousand deaths this year. Fentanyl is being shipped from China and Mexico to the states and then sold alone as powder or laced into other drugs. Fentanyl is 50 times stronger than heroin and can kill within minutes with a dose as small as two grains of salt. Fentanyl is being used to make counterfiet pills. Dealers are getting rich and we are losing a generation of kids. And eBay is making it easy for dealers to do so, by selling pill presses, powder base and die stamps to mark the counterfeit pills. With these tools anyone can make Xanax, Percocet, Oxy and more. These pills are then presented as the real thing to those suffering from an addiction to opioid medications. Kids are dying. At least, 174 people die everyday from an opioid overdose. That number rose from 129 a day in 2015.  "More Americans die from opioid drugs than gun fatalities or vehicle-related deaths. A staggering new report shows that opioids killed more Americans in 2016 than the entire 19-year Vietnam War and the AIDS crisis" "Latest figures by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that deaths from synthetic opioids such as fentanyl rose by over 72 percent since last year." We have to stop eBay from making a profit and contributing to an already raging epidemic. No one needs a pill press...NO ONE! Nor the stamps to mark them as pharmaceutical medication.

Fentanyl Legislation Nationwide
13,931 supporters
Petitioning eBay, Devin Wenig, CEO, Jeff Bezos

STOP the selling of murdered bats for decoration!

Worldwide, bat numbers have been decimated by disease, poaching, habitat loss, and fear and hatred due to years of persecution and ignorance. Now bats face a new peril- being killed for macabre decorations and horrific taxidermy. If you take a look at the faces of these beautiful creatures, you can see the pain and torture they have suffered before they were dried out or stuffed and mounted for these bizarre decorations. People often defend this practice by saying these bats were found dead naturallY, or "sustainably or ethically" sourced. This is nonsense and it is also a lie, and most of the time it is illegal poaching practices. Do not buy into this lie. These bats are POACHED and killed for this purpose and this purpose only. Thousands of bats die each year for this illegal purpose. There’s also another problem: the threat of fatal illness. All bat shipments are also referred to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which requires an additional import permit for bats. The CDC says it regulates incoming bats because they are potential reservoirs for infectious diseases including rabies and Ebola. It requires that deceased bats are “properly processed” to render them safe, either with high heat, formaldehyde or another approved method. Viruses such as rabies and Ebola “can’t survive for very long outside of the host, but can survive longer in a dead animal,” Brian Amman, an ecologist with the CDC’s viral special pathogens branch, said in an email. “While the likelihood is low that something like Ebola would be transmitted via an imported bat carcass, even a small chance with a potentially deadly disease is too much.” Please sign this petition and let Ebay, AMAZON, and USF&W  and these dealers know that we are not okay with this practice and that bats are needed in the environment-so crucially so that in most environments that bats inhabit, they are protected by law. Most of the countries where these disgusting displays of death are coming out of are too poor to afford wildlife and game wardens to protect their caves. I have been a bat specialist and expert for over 25 years and I can count on 2 fingers how many times I have found a bat in the wild that died naturally. When an animal dies it is usually eaten by predators very soon thereafter. So any company online or otherwise that is offering these on a constant regular basis, is obtaining them from poaching and the illegal killing of protected animal species. Show your love and support for bats by protecting them from this disturbing trade and business practice.PLEASE help put an end to this and stop these products from coming into the United States. 

Joseph D'Angeli
11,735 supporters
Closed
Petitioning General Mills, Kellogg, Coca-Cola, Mars, Nestlé, PepsiCo, Amazon.com, eBay, Walmart, DuPont, Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, Walgreens, NIKE, Adidas, Dean Foods, Dole Food, Land O'Lakes, Kroge...

Urge Companies to Ditch Plastic and Find Alternatives

Plastic is the number one trash problem we have been faced with in our generation. It is in our oceans, landfills, lakes, it blows around our land and is being found in almost all living creatures. It is nearly impossible to go shopping and not buy plastic of some sort. It is time for things to change on a corporate level, it is time for companies to start switching over to other alternatives. There is technology that exists that give us alternatives and it is time for these large companies to start utilizing these technologies. In signing this petition you are making a stand to demand that companies find new solutions and stop being part of the problem. You are also stating that you yourself are going to look for alternatives to plastic and try to work toward a solution as well. We are all affected by the over use of plastic in our world. In a study commissioned by data journalism outlet Orb, 83% of tap water samples collected from over a dozen countries on five continents tested positive for microplastic. In a US study they found microplastic in 94% of tap water.  There are about 300 million tons of plastic produced annually. There are studies that are researching the effect on marine life and birds like this one, Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization. They said "So much plastic trash is flowing into the oceans that 90 percent of seabirds eat it now and virtually every one will be consuming it by 2050." In 1960 plastic was found in only 5% of birds. During this study the plastic found inside birds includes bags, bottle caps, synthetic fibers from clothing, and tiny rice-sized bits that have been broken down by the sun and waves. Tipa is an Israeli company that produce plastic alternative packaging. Nature works a company in Nebraska creates a plastic alternative made from corn. Biome Bioplastics is one of the UK’s leading developers of natural plastics. We are demanding change! Big companies, its time to get on board and ditch the plastic!  

keila theiss
7,383 supporters
Petitioning eBay

STOP THE SELLING OF REAL ANIMAL FUR HANDBAG ACCESSORIES ON eBay & HELP SAVE LIVES!!!

Online selling platform eBay, are allowing thousands of companies to sell REAL ANIMAL FUR accessories in the UK and pass it off as fake! This is happening more and more often as it is illegal to breed animals to kill for fur in the UK but it is not illegal to import it from overseas with most companies being based in China.These companies breed animals like dogs, cats, raccoons, foxes, minks and rabbits- to name but a few- in horrifically cruel conditions and most of these animals are tortured or skinned alive simply for pom pom hand bag accessories which are sold for a couple of pounds by companies who do not care about the lives of these poor animals! People may not even be aware that they are buying real fur with many companies describing these accessories with terms like 'eco- racoon fur' and 'real rabbit fur look'.To make matters worse the big name companies including eBay are turning a blind eye to this and allowing these companies to sell on their platforms to UK customers, despite it being an illegal trade in the UK.  This is  feeding the demand and encouraging more and more animals to be caged up, tortured and killed every day in China! Please help us to stop this cruel and disgusting fad and make people realise that these pom poms hanging from their bags are just ugly reminders of another poor animals life taken in the name of 'fashion'.PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE WORD AND MAKE PEOPLE AWARE OF THIS CRUEL TRADE THAT NEEDS TO STOP NOW!

Sophie Paul
3,672 supporters