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Petitioning International Animal Rescue, United Nations, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Animal lovers and wildlife rescuers, Ban Ki-moon (Secretary-General of the United Nations)

END the Yulin Dog Meat Festival NOW!

The Yulin Dog Meat Festival is an inhuman festival held each year in Yulin, China where dogs are stolen from their owners, picked up as strays off the street, or bred from illegal puppy mills to be cooked and eaten because they supposedly help the health of those who eat them. Some people there even consider it a delicacy which I find sad and crazy, especially since this only started in 2005 so it's not like it's part of a long tradition. While being brought to the festival, the dogs are crammed into cages -- 5-6 dogs in a cage meant for a rabbit -- to the point where they can't even move their heads. Their limbs are often twisted into awkward positions causing them great pain. The dogs are deprived of food and water for many days. When they finally arrive at the festival, they are tortured even further. After dying an extremely painful death, they are then cooked and served to anyone at the festival. Around 15,000 dogs have been eaten during the 10-day festivals in the past. I want people to sign my petition to make people aware of what's going on. I want to send a message to the government there and make sure the Yulin Festival doesn't continue so that not one more dog suffers. I am a 13-year-old dog owner and animal lover who finds it hard to live knowing dogs are being tortured on the other side of the world as I live my life. Whether you're a dog owner or not, please help stop innocent dogs from being tortured and killed. http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/yulin-dog-meat-festival-explainer-what-is-it-when-start-banned-controversy-a7800721.html

Jack P
302,885 supporters
Petitioning Xi Jinping, Liu Xiaoming, International Animal Rescue, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

END THE YULIN DOG EATING FESTIVAL IN CHINA!

STOP! The Yulin dog eating festival! Dogs are innocent animals, that deserve love, attention, care, and a family. First, dogs are stolen from owners, taken from puppy farms or taken from the streets as strays, next they are crammed into cages that are way too small for the amount of dogs inside, click this link to see: https://goo.gl/images/wnGjrN , which often twist their limbs into extremely uncomfortable positions and have to stay there for several hours. Once they finally reach their destination, then, like some sort of torture the dogs are boiled, beaten, strangled, electrocuted, burnt and skinned ALIVE! They think the dog tastes better and will be more tender if it has adrenaline! After the horrendous ordeal the visitors happily eat the dogs. Animal cruelty is not a crime in China! When a dog just bites a human, it usually gets euthanised, or, in China there was a policeman that beat a dog to death in public! Here is the link to that: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5228433/Golden-retriever-dies-beaten-policeman.html They eat dog meat because they believe that if you eat dog meat it gives the men more sexual stamina and that it will keep them cool during the summer and it will apparently ward off evil spirits. I just can’t beleive that these people could torture the animals that help with the police, help disabled people, support and love each family they have, support and love children if they have been abused and many more.   If a human tortures a dog in China, nothing happens! PUT AN END TO THIS MADNESS!   If you really want to see how China really treats man’s best friend, contact me on drongolian1@outlook.com and I will send you the link as soon as I can. I’m warning you that the video is extremely graphic and upsetting.  

George Bedford
122,052 supporters
Petitioning 中华人民共和国卫生部 (陈竺), International Animal Rescue, World Wildlife Fund

BANNED EJIAO Chinese medicine dubious qualities to SAVE MILLION DONKEY by SKINNED ALIVE

Shandong has manufacturers to manufacture gelatin, more than 4 million per year killed donkey. Chinese herbal medicines gelatin (Jinan on the 14th Reuters) brewed by the animal skin, with the blood of yin and other effects, popular in the Chinese market, and Shandong gelatin to produce the most prestigious. British media reported that Shandong has manufacturers to manufacture gelatin, actually killing each year more than four million donkeys, plus gelatin production process cruel, to be alive to the skin bleeding ass whipped, then take the animal skin is made of lashed attracted outside. http://alwaght.com/en/News/69486/Why-China-Buying-up-Global-Supply-of-Donkeys EARN BLOODY MONEY . Shandong quoted a gelatin factory manager said that last year selling gelatin products will hit the jackpot 140 million pounds, but not enough to worry about one day donkey supply Another manufacturer is working towards gelatin, employing more than 10,000 workers, a plant management said: . "We give each worker a month to provide two boxes of gelatin, which allows them to work a full day fast." The whole animal skin nailed to a wooden frame. It reported that, with the consumption level of Chinese people in recent years, with China's support for Chinese medicine, gelatin sales continue to grow. But some manufacturers for the manufacture of gelatin Shandong annually kills more than 4 million donkeys, foreign netizens criticized Chinese manufacturers very shameful act of killing animals, plus gelatin production process cruel, only to be whipped ass to skin congestion, live again stripping Lilly by the international animal rights groups strongly condemned. In addition to a large number of Chinese domestic donkey, donkey-hide gelatin manufacturers also import animal skin from Australia, Africa and other places. African country of Niger this year, exports to China reached 80,000 donkeys, but the local people need help with transport and daily work donkey, donkey number of threats that the country will be announced in September this year, the export ban only donkey. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/china-donkeys-buying-kill-africa-ejiao-medicine-hide-burkina-faso-niger-donkey-shortage-a7339181.html That TCM Theory Holds Gelatin Having AIDS Yin Yang And Other Effects, In Recent Years, By The People Welcome. TCM Theory Holds That Gelatin Having AIDS Yin Yang And Other Effects, In Recent Years, By The People Welcome. Li Ming Dynasty doctors said: ". Donkey brown, black and white color, black were as good medicine" Authentic gelatin with exquisite black animal skin, which is black ass, TCM theory holds that the black color is water, black into the kidney, black animal skin nourishing yin strongest effect. Although gelatin popular in the Chinese market, but its effectiveness has not yet been recognized by Western medicine. http://m.gdnonline.com/details.html?id=68555 http://www.kwongwah.com.my/?p=224928 Considering the manufacture of gelatin requires donkey 4 Million / year and continuing So presence of donkeys on this earth was threatened and this will have a negative impact on species extinction of donkey. AND STOP THIS CRUELTY NOW SAVE DONKEY FROM EXTINCTION Please Sign And Share Thank you very much

Gama Leong
50,622 supporters
Petitioning Salomón Chertorivski, Enrique Peña Nieto, Camara de diputados, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), International Animal Rescue, Oficina de Protección Animal de la Municipalidad de P...

¡¡Alto a la venta y maltrato de animales en el Mercado de Sonora!!

La venta de animales en el Mercado de Sonora propicia a que las personas comerciantes no tomen los cuidados y condiciones que los animales necesitan induciendo así maltrato brutal a los animales. Día a día los animales dentro de éste Mercado se enferman y contagian a los demás, haciendo que todo animal que entra y no sea vendido, sea obligado a morir bajo condiciones fatales. Éste mercado es blindado por personas de cargo alto por lo que no se ha podido regular las condiciones de higiene y salud.  Al firmar ésta petición me ayudas a crear conciencia y alzar la voz para que éste mercado sea regulado e inspeccionado para que los animales dentro no sean maltratados, al firmar ésta petición me ayudas a que las personas como yo y como tú no compren más animales y adopten mejor. Paremos la venta de animales en este mercado y en otros más, que no vean a los animales con fin económico. Me importa parar y hacer un alto porque así como tu sientes, los animales sienten; así como tus hijos necesitan de ti para que estén bien, los animales nos necesitan para que estén bien. Apóyame a firmar y hacer la diferencia. Las firmas recaudadas serán dadas al Presidente Enrique Peña Nieto, a la Cámara de Diputados y a otras varias instituciones contra el maltrato animal.  https://www.facebook.com/BuscandopatitasOficial/videos/1269305509849580/ Finalmente anexo un vídeo de un reportaje que se hizo en ese lugar y veas con tus propios ojos el dolor de los animales y la falta de regularidad de éste Mercado.  

Montserrat Serrano Guillén
49,658 supporters
Petitioning Mr. Mo Gong Ming, Nami Kim, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Sherrod Brown, International Animal Rescue, Animal ACTion Network

Harsher punishment for dog meat trade offenders in Yulin,China.

My petition is based upon actions that have been newly made known. Mr Mo Gong Ming in Yulin has recently stated the ban to be imposed on June 15th 2017 for the period during the dog meat festival which is based upon solice (a period in which Yulin consumes dog meat and cat as well). He put into effect the ban during that time, but only for that time period. There still would be other days throughout the year in which they will have no ban imposed. We need to push Yulin officials to follow Taiwan which has signed a ban on eating dog and cats. The ban has very limited punishment for an individual that would be caught delivering dogs or cats. And only with support can we push for the ban to become a law and a full ban decision to outlaw consuming cats and dogs. Previously it was $17 per truck and offender....which as we see is simply not enough punishment... Now it has changed to $100 per truck and offender. If we really look at that,that is simply still not enough...which may be a reason as to why their citizens are still committing these barbaric acts upon animal companions...torturing of dogs and cats before they are boiled alive because they saw the meat tastes better...or torching their fur off for that burnt smell. If we can push harsher punishment for offenders as well as a FULL in EFFECT ban of consuming meat from their officials can we start to do this. They say that the people want to eat meat and what can we do...that's an officials actual response. What can be done is harsher ground rules for punishment on these offenders instead of a ticket and let them be on their journey.. That didn't stop the slaughter of those dogs and cats on that truck. They should take the dogs and cats and seize the offender at that time.   The reported decision initiated to ban the sale of dog meat during the event, shows that they are taking critical steps to curb animal cruelty during this time and to correct an historical wrong. Only by ending the mess slaughter and consumption of dogs and cats, can Yulin be transformed into a centre of culture and civilization.    This ban is a commendable step for dogs, and I hope that Yulin officials will continue to take further steps to protect companion animals by including cats under the order too, and making it a permanent prohibition.  I would love to see this temporary ban break the ground for an end to the Yulin Dog Meat Festival and inspire transformational change across Asia to end the dog meat trade for good. I respectfully urge these changes:    1. Permanently ban dog and cat meat trade in Yulin; 2. Strengthen food safety law enforcement; 3. Penalize inbound dog trucks without proper documents;seize all animals on board 4. Shut down dog slaughter operations inside Yulin; 5. Build a government facility to accommodate confiscated dogs and cats; and 6. End dog and cat meat consumption in Yulin  7.   Push harsher punishment for offenders; and for repeat offenders even more harsher punishment. We need to urge this ban. If not millions of dogsdogs and cats will be killed for meat. It is not a tradition or spiritual journey as some China citizens have said. Some say its for prohit when asking their beliefs. Some completely disagree. Please take a stand with me to show Yulin how you agree there needs to be stronger punishment and a FULL ban in effect. Thank You Crystal Lee Animal Activist/ PETA First Responder    

Crystal Lee
41,918 supporters
Petitioning Charles Schumer, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, United States Fish & Wildlife Service, Animal Planet, Kirsten Gillibrand, Ellen Jaffee, Andrew C...

Create more marine protected areas to reduce effect of overfishing on oceanic ecosystems

Overfishing occurs when more fish are caught than the population can replace through natural reproduction and it is a serious issue that is often ignored. It is a problem within the United States but even worse outside of it. Some stocks of large fish have decreased by about 90% in the past 60 years. Overfishing leads to so many deaths of fish (especially large fish) that the oceanic ecosystems are being negatively impacted. By protecting more areas in the ocean and creating more "no fishing" areas across oceans, the effect of overfishing would be reduced and fish populations may begin replenishing themselves. More than 85 percent of the world's fisheries have been pushed to or beyond their biological limits and are in need of strict management plans to restore them. The creation of more "no fishing" zones would only be a step towards stopping overfishing and its harms. Overfishing is an issue that affects everyone, not only fish; it is in everybody's best interest to keep the fish populations healthy. 

Allison King
33,555 supporters
Petitioning International Animal Rescue, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

Mettre un terme à l'exploitation, la torture et l'abattage des galgos

Il s'agit du traitement abominable réservé aux lévriers galgos, une race de chiens couramment utilisés pour la chasse. En Espagne, ces chiens sont tués, torturés, lentement mis à mort. Et cela, ni dans le but de finir dans les assiettes, ni même par «sport»... mais simplement pour se débarrasser d'eux. Chaque année, près de 50 000 galgos seraient tués ou abandonnés, laissés à demi-morts après avoir été torturés de manière atroce. Les éleveurs cherchent à faire se reproduire les animaux pour obtenir le plus de chiots possible, afin de ne sélectionner à terme que les meilleurs galgos. Ils doivent donc, logiquement, se débarrasser des autres. Les « mauvais chasseurs », les jeunes chiens jugés les moins prometteurs, se voient donc d'office supprimés par ce processus de sélection. Ces meilleurs galgos sont ensuite dressés pour chasser du gibier, mais ils doivent le chasser "à la loyale". En effet, un galgo  qui attrape sa proie en rusant, en prenant des raccourcis ou des virages pour gagner du temps couvre son propriétaire de honte, le maître se débarrasse alors de lui. Traditionnellement, il est tué par pendaison lente, selon la méthode du pianiste et les pattes arrière au sol afin que son agonie dure longtemps. Il peut être également brûlé vif, mutilé, abandonné dans la forêt les pattes brisées, jeté au fond d'un puits. Il est possible d'adopter ces chiens, et ainsi les sauver de cette extermination, en passant par plusieurs organismes notamment le groupe Facebook "Chien Galgo à adopter" ( https://www.facebook.com/Adopter.Chien.Galgo.Podenco ). Cependant, les adoptions ne suffisent pas, il faut faire cesser ces pratiques en les condamnant par la loi.

Hugo BOYÉ
26,102 supporters
Petitioning RSPCA, Cats Protection, Theresa May MP, International Animal Rescue, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Animal lovers and wildlife rescuers, Animal lovers

Vehicles to stop if they hit/ run over a cat!

It has recently come to my attention that more and more cats are being knocked down and being left for dead on the roadside.  Within the last 6 month I have experienced 2 cats running out in front of my vehicle, luckily I was able to brake in time and not hit them. I have also whitnessed a cat being run over with my own eyes as I was driving down a country road late at night. The driver who hit this cat did not stop, however I did so, and found the cat had died suddenly from the impact of the hit. I was devastated that someone could be so inhumane and leave a poor innocent animal; someone's pet on the road for dead. I moved the animal out of the road and attempted to find the owner of the animal, I found that the cat did in fact belong to a farm owner, and they was devastated however so great-full that I had notified them on their pets death, as they would of been worried all night if their cat suddenly didn't return home and was missing.  Another incident I have experienced was yesterday. My own cat (tigger) who I have only had a few months had been knocked down, and again left for dead by the person who had knocked him down. However someone like me who whitnessed the incident was good enough to stop and move him out of the road, and stay with him as he passed away. Tigger was such a jolly little thing with his own little character, he loved the outdoors however still being young wasnt aware of the dangers of roads. He was not a cat who you could keep inside, full of energy and always wanting to go out exploring. However this come with consequences and resulted in tigger being knocked down. The thing that devastated me the most was the person who knocked tigger down, not stopping to see if he was okay, he could of just been injured and need treatment which would of saved his life, also I was not notified straight away I had to find out myself through social media a day to late!!! If only someone would of notified me of this the same day I wouldn't of been searching frantically for tigger all day, and it would of put my mind at rest.  I am aware of the law, and that you must stop and report an accident to the police if you hit any animal such as: dogs, horses, cattle, cows, pigs and goats. If furiates me that cats, the second most kept domestic animal is not on this list !! I can not come to terms with why this has not been changed. I believe if you hit any animal, you should stop and report this to your local police station, and animal welfare centre so they can act straight away, maybe save the animals life, and take the right action such as checking if the animal is chipped so that the owner can be notified straight away! It's just inhumane that such domestic animals are still being left for dead on the road side.  In memory of Tigger I want change!! Even if this gets the message across to others that if you believe that you have hit a domestic animal (someones pet) the right thing , the humane thing to do would be to stop! 'The tigger law' in memory of This little fella x

Rebecca Leigh
25,008 supporters
Petitioning International Animal Rescue, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Animal ACTion Network, Animal lovers and wildlife rescuers, Animal Planet, Animal lovers, facchinetti , scanu , cana...

Salviamo l'orso bruno, stipato in un piccolissimo spazio del parco faunistico

Il parco faunistico "Le Cornelle", 24030 Valbrembo (provincia di Bergamo), tiene gli orsi bruni in piccolissimi spazi, non adatti alla loro dimensione, alle loro necessità e i loro bisogni. Vivono in un buco, sono magri e gli orsi sono rimasti senza forze.  Vogliamo salvare questi orsi e chiudere questo spazio angusto in cui sono costretti a vivere. Gli animali, come gli uomini hanno sentimenti. Vivono per essere lasciati liberi. Gli occhi malinconici dell'orso mi hanno profondamente commosso, per questo motivo lotterò con tutte le mie forze per far chiudere quella parte del parco.   

Valeria Galimberti
23,717 supporters
Petitioning Animal Planet, International Union for the Conservation of Nature, International Animal Rescue

Stop Urban Dogs Genocide in Iran(done by municipal's workmen with no legal permission)

Urban unmanaged puppies and dogs have been killing by the Municipal Organization's workmen in Iran, on their individuals; with acid injection,... . Eventhough they are healthy. This genucide has been forbbiden by the government, but ther's no control on them! They take dogs from their owners with the authority that has been gotten by the municipal but they've got no legal permission from the organization. There's a misunderstanding of religious beliefs that has made these cruelties legitimate in public opinion. Please help us to ban this genucide under the title of Urban Animals Control(U.C.A) that has been done without any permission from the government!  Also there's a need of a law against cruelty to animals and improving animals rights in Iran.    https://youtu.be/_Xx2hlYAQ7s https://youtu.be/hfaEa-hLLL8 https://youtu.be/7ovIWzNc56s https://youtu.be/ibT6Vb8H3RA https://youtu.be/hu3FUAnpyUw https://youtu.be/tF_9gLwthFk 

G.A.S.I Green Animals Shelter of Iran
22,298 supporters