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Petitioning Theresa May MP, RSPCA, Xi Jinping, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, UK Parliament, European Parliament, National People's Congress, Elizabeth ll

Make animal cruelty illegal in China.

China is one of if not the worst country when it comes to animal cruelty, each year thousands of animals are brutally killed and in front of each other. Did you know regularly in China dogs are stuffed into small cages before being hanged up by their paws and skinned alive, this happens in front of other dogs and those dogs see what's going to happen to them and they start barking and wailing in fear and for what so some rich people can wear fur clothing? This has to stop every animal can feel pain people need to stop thinking that because they can't speak they can't feel either and that means we control them but we don't! Animals were here first this is their world not ours we need to respect them! In the photo attached to this petition you can see a dog very much still alive having a leg sawn off and there's more to come for that terrified dog and many other animals. Pets are actually stolen off of the street, taken from their loving homes and killed in the most painful ways possible. I am absolutely disgraced to be human if that's what other humans will do for no good reason. Some of us clearly have no humanity in us if we can do this to poor defenceless animals or just sit back and pretend it's not happening because it is happening... right now! So please be the right kind of human and have humanity, sign the petition do these animals good and pass it on so we have a greater chance of stopping this. Please help them, because they need you to care.

Animal Rights
241,911 supporters
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Petitioning European Parliament

Save the Freedom of Photography! #saveFoP

On 9 July 2015, the European Parliament might destroy photography. The Freedom of taking photos in public places is under attack. Until now, in most countries in Europe you were safe to take and publish photographs that are taken from public ground – This is called Freedom of Panorama. When you were on vacation, you could take a photo from the London Eye and share it with your friends on Facebook*. If someone wanted to pay you for using this photo, that was okay as well. But this is about to change may destroy photography as we know it. Julia Reda, member of the European Parliament, tried to bring the Freedom of Panorama to all countries of the EU, as few countries like France and Italy don’t have such law yet. In the majority of countries such as the UK, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria and Croatia, you’re safe to take, publish and sell photos of public buildings when taken from public grounds. However, the current draft turned the proposal upside down. Instead of bringing the Freedom of Panorama to the few countries that don’t know such law yet, it would take it away from all those who do. With this, Street-, Travel- and Architecture-Photography would be dead as we know it. It is impossible to find out the architect of every public building in order to ask for permission before you can publish and possibly sell the photo. I therefore call on the members of the European Parliament to Not limit the Freedom of Panorama in any way and instead to Bring the Freedom of Panorama to all member states of the EU so that the European Citizens can be assured to act within the law when taking and publishing photographs of public buildings anywhere in the European Union. This is necessary to embrace our European Culture and Art!   In addition to signing the petition, here you can find an exemplary e-mail that you can send to your local representative in the parliament: E-Mail So far the e-mail is available in English, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish. *As Julia Reda, member of the European Parliament, points out, even the private upload of a photograph on Facebook would need the consent of the architect, as with the upload you grant Facebook a license to commercially use the photograph. Petition in German here, in Italian here   For the media requests: Nico Trinkhaus, Freelance Travel Photographer and Founder of PhotoClaim As a travel photographer I try to capture the landmarks of the world in the best light, to motivate as many people as possible to start travelling and exploring cultures. This wouldn't be possible without the Freedom of Panorama. Since I'm working as a photographer all over Europe, I also know the disadvantages of the still not completely harmonized copyright law in the EU. To protect photographers rights, I started PhotoClaim, a service that helps photographers to enforce their rights in the other European countries. Photography as an art must be able to capture the beauty and culture of the world, without the photographer being afraid to break the law.  

Nico Trinkhaus
555,232 supporters
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Petitioning European Parliament

Pour la levée de l'immunité parlementaire de Marine Le Pen !

D'après les conclusions de l'enquête de l'Office européen de lutte antifraude, Marine Le Pen a volé les contribuables européens (vous, moi, ses électeurs) - mais demande aujourd'hui que cela soit passé sous silence avant les élections ! Madame Le Pen a refusé de répondre aux questions de la police judiciaire dans le cadre de l'enquête sur les soupçons d'emplois fictifs d'assistants parlementaires au Parlement européen. Que l'on se "rassure", elle ne "tente pas de se soustraire ainsi à la justice" : elle refuse juste d'être mise en cause avant les élections. Madame Le Pen aurait-elle gros à perdre? (Si elle n'a rien à se reprocher, ne devrait-elle pas s'empresser de participer à l'enquête justement pour faire la lumière sur son "innocence"?) Mais au contraire, elle refuse de se soumettre à la justice et a même eu le culot, lors d'une intervention télévisée, de demander à la justice de ne pas "perturber" la présidentielle. (De nouveau, si l'enquête ne pouvait que prouver son innocence, cela ne serait-il pas du pain béni pour celle qui invoque en permanence le "harcèlement injuste" dont elle est victime ?) Son avocat Rodolphe Bosselut invoque un "principe républicain, qui n'est certes qu'un usage, qui veut que lorsque de grandes échéances électorales sont en cours, il existe une trêve judiciaire. Cette trêve a un double avantage : celui de protéger les investigations, qui ne sont pas de ce fait frappées de suspicion, mais également le cours du processus démocratique." Ce serait donc protéger le cours du processus démocratique que d'exposer la duplicité d'un candidat avant les élections ? Laissez-moi rire. Pour rappel, l'Office européen de lutte antifraude (Olaf) reproche à Marine Le Pen et à certains députés européens du FN d'avoir fait salarier une vingtaine de collaborateurs par le Parlement alors qu'ils travaillaient pour leur parti. (Ce qui revient à dire que l'ensemble des contribuables européens auraient été mis à contribution pour financer le FN, "à l'insu de leur plein gré".) Le Parlement européen réclame 339 000 € à Madame Le Pen, qu'elle refuse (bien évidemment) de payer. Et elle n'est pas la seule à être visée par cette enquête : six députés FN doivent rembourser la bagatelle de 1,1 million d'euros. Oui, cet argent va être prélevé sur leurs indemnités mensuelles - il y aura donc remboursement. Mais à des "conditions préférentielles" (étalement de la dette sur des mois), et voilà maintenant qu'on nous parle de "trêve judicaire" pour ne pas entraver les chances de Marine dans la course à la présidence ! Et ne parlons pas des sommes réclamées aux députés FN de la mandature précédente (avant 2014), dans laquelle Jean-Marie Le Pen et Bruno Gollnisch sont mis en cause pour la "bagatelle" de presque 600 000 € ! Je rappelle que le Parlement européen est financé par les contribuables européens, c'est à dire vous et moi. Détourner des fonds revient donc à les voler dans la poche des contribuables européens (vous et moi). Je refuse de financer le FN "à l'insu de mon plein gré" ! S'il s'avère que l'enquête ne peut avoir pour résultat que de prouver que Madame Le Pen vole les citoyens qui vont bientôt voter pour la prochaine élection présidentielle, il me semble essentiel que cet élément soit connu de tous AVANT les élections ! N'en déplaise à maître Bosselut, je demande donc que l'immunité parlementaire de Madame Le Pen soit levée afin que l'enquête ne soit pas entravée, justement afin de préserver le "cours du processus démocratique."

Marie C.
236,718 supporters
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Petitioning European Parliament

¡Salvemos la Libertad de Fotografía en Europa!

Estás de vacaciones en Madrid, llegas a la Puerta de Alcalá y quieres hacer una foto desde el El Retiro, con el plano de fondo de la Gran vía apareciendo detrás del arco central de la Puerta. Olvídate. Si subes esa foto a tu blog o a tu perfil de Facebook o Twitter puede que estés infringiendo una ley europea y que tengas que recortar de la imagen el famoso monumento. ¿Te imaginas que a partir de ahora tuvieras que pagar derechos de autor al artista o arquitecto que haya creado el monumento que tú has inmortalizado? Si no lo haces, puedes ser multado. Esto puede ocurrir sino lo paramos. Y sólo tenemos hasta el 9 de julio para movilizarnos. Hasta ahora, en la mayoría de países de Europa cualquier ciudadano podía tomar y difundir  una foto de algún monumento o edificio sin ningún problema. Es lo que se conoce como “Libertad de Panorama”. Y significa que si, por ejemplo, estás de vacaciones en Londres, puedes retratar el London Eye y compartir tu instantánea con tus amigos en Facebook sin ningún tipo de limitación. Ahora, un nuevo proyecto de ley europea propone eliminar la “Libertad de Panorama” de aquellos países en los que ya existe. De esta forma, la fotografía de calles, lugares, monumentos y arquitectura desaparecería tal y como la conocemos. Porque resulta imposible encontrar al arquitecto de cada edificio público para pedirle permiso antes de publicar o comercializar una fotografía.  Si crees que esto es una locura, te pido que firmes esta petición con la que le estamos pidiendo al Parlamento Europeo que no limite la libertad de panorama de ninguna manera y en ningún lugar. Lo que queremos es todo lo contrario: extender esta libertad a todos los estados miembros de la UE, de tal forma que cualquier ciudadano europeo pueda estar seguro de que actúa dentro de los límites de la Ley cuando saca fotografías de edificios públicos. ¡Firma esta petición para defender el arte y la cultura europea! 

Victoriano Izquierdo
555,232 supporters
Petitioning Council of the European Union, European Commission, European Parliament, Ban Ki-moon (Secretary-General of the United Nations), United Nations

Nobel Prize of Peace for Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Cuixart

Pedimos el Premio Nobel de la Paz para los JORDIS que han colaborado con la REVOLUCIO DELS SOMRIURES.

Rita Bocca
91,158 supporters
Petitioning United Nations, United Nations Environment Program, European Parliament, yulin, Bernie Sanders, Kirsten Gillibrand, Jerry Brown

Petition To Stop Yulin 2018

Please take action now and voice your support for a ban on this year’s dog meat festival in Yulin, China. Signing and sharing this petition is crucial, we must make one final push to save thousands of innocent dogs – they don’t deserve to die!  Spread the word and Say No To Yulin 2018

Talile Ali
88,914 supporters
Petitioning UK Parliament, European Parliament

Ban occupying forces from closing Al Alaqsa Mosque

Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem has been closed today by occupying forces and several Palestinians have been shot dead in the Mosque. Today is the first time since 1948 where Friday's prayers did not take place for the locals. If this incident occurred in any other Mosque in the world then there would be an outcry from faith goers across the world. We need to preserve the Human right for every worshipper to follow their faith without intervention from external forces. I would urge everyone to share the message of hope to maintain level of decency and standard  by backing this support of every worshipper regardless of which religion to be permitted to attend place of worship.

Asad Baig
86,786 supporters
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Petitioning European Parliament

Rettet die Panoramafreiheit! #savefop

Am 9. Juli 2015 könnte das Europäische Parlament die Fotografie zerstören.Die Freiheit des Fotografierens in an öffentlichen Plätzen steht auf dem Spiel. Bisher war es in den meisten europäischen Ländern erlaubt, Fotos im öffentlichen Raum zu schießen und anschließend zu veröffentlichen - das nennt man Panoramafreiheit. Wenn man im Urlaub war, konnte man ein Bild vom London Eye machen und mit seinen Freunden auf Facebook teilen*. Und wenn dich jemand dafür bezahlen wollte, dieses Bild zu verwenden, dann war das auch in Ordnung. Beides soll sich nun ändern und das könnte die Fotografie, so wie wir sie kennen, zerstören.Julia Reda, Mitglied des Europäischen Parlaments, hat versucht, die Panoramafreiheit auf alle EU-Länder auszuweiten, da einige Länder wie z.B. Frankreich und Italien solche Gesetze noch nicht implementiert haben. In den meisten Ländern (Großbritannien, Spanien, Portugal, Deutschland, Niederlande, Polen, Tschechien, Slowakei, Ungarn, Österreich, Kroatien) ist es erlaubt, Bilder im öffentlichen Raum zu machen, zu veröffentlichen und auch zu vertreiben, auch wenn darauf öffentliche Gebäude zu erkennen sind.Allerdings verdreht der gegenwärtige Gesetzesentwurf diesen Vorschlag. Anstatt die Panoramafreiheit auf die wenigen Länder auszuweiten, die noch keine gesetzliche Regelung dafür besitzen, raubt dieser Entwurf diese Freiheit in allen anderen Ländern. Damit würde Straßen-, Reise- und Architektur-Fotografie in der Weise, wie wir sie kennen, verboten werden. Es ist schlicht unmöglich, den Architekten eines jeden öffentlichen Gebäudes ausfindig zu machen, um anschließend eine Veröffentlichungserlaubnis einzuholen, um die eigenen Fotos rechtmäßig zu verkaufen.Deshalb rufe ich die Mitglieder des Europäischen Parlaments dazu auf, - die Panoramafreiheit nicht zu beschneidenund stattdessen- die Panoramafreiheit in allen Mitgliedsstaaten der EU einzuführendamit alle europäischen Bürger/innen sicher gehen können, dass sie rechtmäßig handeln, wenn sie Fotos in der Öffentlichkeit machen und diese veröffentlichen wollen. Es geht dabei auch um die Förderung europäischer Kunst und Kultur! * Wie Julia Reda, MdEP, es formuliert, wäre es sogar bei einem privaten Hochladen von Fotos auf Facebook notwendig, die Einwilligung des Architekten einzuholen, da man Facebook beim Hochladen eine Lizenz zur kommerziellen Nutzung der eigenen Bilder garantiert.   Für mediale Anfragen: Nico Trinkhaus, selbständiger Reisefotograf und Gründer von PhotoClaim "Als Reisefotograf versuche ich die Wahrzeichen der Welt ins beste Licht zu setzen, um möglichst viele Menschen für andere Kulturen und Reisen zu interessieren. Die Panoramafreiheit ist hierfür unerlässlich. Da ich als Fotograf in ganz Europa tätig bin, kenne ich auch die Nachteile des noch nicht gänzlich harmonisierten Urheberrechts. Um die Rechte der Fotografen zu schützen, habe ich daher PhotoClaim gestartet, ein Service der Fotografen bei der Durchsetzung ihrer Rechte in anderen Ländern hilft. Die Fotografie muss als Kunst die Schönheit und Kultur der Welt festhalten können, ohne das der Fotograf sich in eine rechtliche Grauzone begeben muss."

Nico Trinkhaus
555,232 supporters
Petitioning Naheed Nenshi, John Tory, Jim Watson, Barack Obama, Amnesty International Australia, Human Rights Campaign, United Nations Security Council, Human Rights Watch, Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, ...

Free Ahed Tamimi

My name is Nasri Akil from Toronto, Canada. I started this campaign to support" Ahed Tamimi", her mother "Mariam", her cousin "Nur" and the other kids detained by the evil hands of the Zionists of the fake state of Israel. In a desperate hope to get enough signature to put pressure on decision makers to do something about the constant twisted detention of Palestinian kids. In turn this will expose the evil of the zionists and pressure the international community. I would like to mention here that this petition has nothing to do with race or religion or ethnicity. It's pure right against wrong. Zionism is not Judaism. Judaism is a religion not a race. Many Jews are not Zionists. Most Zionists are not Jews. Many Zionists hate Jews. Opposition to Israel is NOT anti-Semitism. Ahed Tamimi, 16, was arrested ( kidnapped actually ) by Israeli forces in the middle of the night. Since she was a young child, she has been active in weekly demonstrations against Israel’s theft of her family’s land in occupied Nabi Saleh. But as Tamimi stands against Israeli occupation, she underscores: whenever a people face oppression, we must show solidarity. Israeli soldiers shot Ahed Tamimi's relative in the head, leaving the teenage boy in a coma, and then invaded her family home. She demanded that the occupying Israeli soldiers leave her property immediately, shouting "don't touch me" and "leave!" Now she's in Israeli military detention, where 75% of Palestinian children report assault. Ahed is a child, and like thousands of Palestinian children she could be humiliated and abused if we don't get her out fast. She has become another child statistic of the countless other children detained illegally in Israel. Her court date is December 25th, 2017. She was taken into question at the Moscobiyeh prison, notorious for it's dungeon cell, torture tactics fully utilized on children, and extensive harassment. She was put in isolation, left in an icy cell, without proper food. In fives days she was moved three times. Why? To exhaust and break her.  When her mother arrived to be there with her, she too was arrested.  We demand that Ahed and all Palestinian children are released from Israeli prisons now.  The international community must put an end to the ill-treatment and detention of Palestinian children. Enough is enough.  Ahed Tamimi represent all the innocent kids in the Isareli detention and represent the Palestinians struggle against the illegal occupation of Palestine. Since 1967, Palestinian children in the Occupied Palestinian Territory have been living under Israeli military law and prosecuted in military courts. Israeli military law, which fails to ensure and denies basic and fundamental rights, is applied to the whole Palestinian population. Israel is the only country in the world that automatically prosecutes children in military courts that lack basic and fundamental fair trial guarantees. Since 2000, at least 8,000 Palestinian children have been arrested and prosecuted in an Israeli military detention system notorious for the systematic ill-treatment and torture of Palestinian children. Around 500-700 Palestinian children are arrested, detained and prosecuted in the Israeli military court system each year. The majority of Palestinian child detainees are charged with throwing stones, and three out of four experience physical violence during arrest, transfer or interrogation. Unlike Israeli children living in illegal settlements in the West Bank, Palestinian children are not accompanied by a parent and are generally interrogated without the benefit of legal advice, or being informed of their right. They are overwhelmingly accused of throwing stones, an offense that can lead to a potential maximum sentence of 10 to 20 years depending on a child’s age. AHED TAMIMI will go to trial on Christmas Day for slapping an Israeli soldier, illegally trespassing on her property, the day after her 15-year-old cousin was shot in the face. In December 2011, Mustafa Tamimi was killed during a protest in the village when an Israeli soldier shot him in the face with a tear gas canister. One year later, Israeli soldiers shot and killed Rashadi Tamimi in the village. One wonders why the "slap" is the Crime? I decided to do something about it and start with what I can. So that's why I am here asking you to help me help Ahed, her family and all the other kids. I also started a fund raising campaign on "GoFundMe" hoping to raise enough money to hire as many legal advisors to support Ahed and the others legaly in the court and get some justice. I mean enough is enough...I can't sleep I can't eat and these kids are experiencing all of that twist. Someone must do something. This is not right. This is not humanity. We cannot make this acceptable by doing nothing.  I earnestly ask that at the very least, we make some noise in support of Ahed Tamimi and the other children that are held prisoners with no charge, no defense, all in violation of international laws.   She is one, but we are many. It takes a united front to add pressure, to induce accountability and hopefully give freedom to the oppressed, weak and innocent.  To Ahed and all the children in Israeli jails: We stand by your side, and are holding you in our hearts. We will not give up until you are free. You are not alone. As a wise man ounce said: "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible" Sign. Support. Make Noise. Add Pressure. Be Human.  what if Ahed was your daughter, sister or just a friend? What would you do?

Nasri Akil
68,158 supporters
Petitioning European Parliament

Vyzva EU Parlamentu: Poslite nezavisly tim na vysetrenie vrazdy Kuciaka a korupcie na SK

Vyzva Europskemu Parlamentu na  zaslanie nezavisleho kriminalneho timu na  vysetrenie  vrazdy Jana Kuciaka a jeho snubenice Martiny Kusnirovej. Jan Kuciak, 27 rocny novinar veril, ze svojou pracou zmeni korupcie na Slovensku. Jan pracoval na odhaleni spoluprace Talianskej mafie a spoluprace slovenskych klucovych ludi vo vlade a inych institucnych organizacii. V jeho nedokoncenej praci, ktora bola publikovana 28.2.2018, su mena a aktivity ludi, ktori jednali protizakonne, zneuzivali Europske Fondy a robili danove podvody.  Nas narod nema vobec  doveru k vlade, k policii a sudnemu  systemu a preto ziadame Europsku Uniu aby poslala nezavisly investigacny tim. .................................................................................................................... . Call to the European Parliament to send an independent criminal team to investigate the murder of Jan Kuciak and his fiancé Martina Kusnirova. Jan Kuciak, a 27 year old investigative reporter, believed that with his work he could change the course of corruption in Slovakia. Jan was investigating the cooperation of the Italian mafia and key people in the Slovak government and other government institutions, their activities, their abuse of European funds and tax evasion activity. In his unfinished work, which was published on 28th of February, Jan names key people and their activities . Slovak people have no trust in their government, police and judicial system and therefore we need independent investigators from the EU to take action.  

Renata Papcunova
59,981 supporters