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Petitioning Animal wildfire, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), International Animal Rescue, Nat Geo WILD, Serbian Government, Council of the European Union, European Association for the prote...

EMERGENCY CLOSE the Belgrade zoo and STOP TORTURE poor and ill animals!!! STOP! CLOSE!

Although we LARGE opponents holding animals in captivity, zoo may seem quite nice place for life of these beautiful creatures, but is it "nice place" in Belgrade, Jagodina ...?! There are beautiful images that show BEO ZOO-garden in beautiful condition, care animals, etc. But where what is going on "behind the camera" is it everything so perfect or not? :( Here you can see poor animals in very small cages!! Here you can see very ill and poor polar bear in the Belgrade zoo. Bear how exhausted and sick, he can not on his beck legs:   https://youtu.be/dTJUSxeQMJo ENOUGH LIE of administration zoo that the Belgrade zoo is in good condition! STOP IT! There are the animals confined in cells 1m with a 1m on concrete! The waters is in horrible conditions, green full of bacteria and other infections! We demand that this torture chamber closed or relocated to a location where the animals will get a habitat similar to that of their nature!STOP ABUSE! STOP TORTURE ANIMALS IN BEO-ZOO! STOP IT!!!

ORPAK organization
10,913 supporters
Petitioning FOX News

Retract Cruel Rabbit Video & Promote Responsible Rabbit Care

What kind of message is Nat Geo showing their viewers?  There is nothing cute about this video and it is not an adorable game of hide and seek.  http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/wild/unlikely-animal-friends/videos/hide-and-seek/ In our opinion, sadly many rabbits will suffer and die because of this misleading message being promoted. What the story failed to mention is that setting domestic rabbits loose is a Death Sentence, and encouraging a predator to hunt and chase a prey animal is Cruel, Inhumane and Terrorizing.  A knowledgeable bunny person would know that Petey's posture in the video tells he is defending his claimed territory and his life while displaying excitement and agitation.   Some rabbits are more territorial than others, but many rabbits will be very angry if you reach into their homes.  If you do so, anticipate getting charged at, pounded hard with pointy-tipped paws, and even bitten.  It is stated the rabbit has bitten Ellie and shown Ellie's mouth grabbing the rabbit.http://language.rabbitspeak.com/why-you-fiend/  Ellie and Petey's videos are posted on Youtube, one especially appalling and cruel video named "Ellie enlists Charlie to help take on Petey".  Here people "Laugh" while Two dogs team up barking and chasing Petey, a prey animal who is running Terrified for his life.http://causes.worldpeacemeet.com/reap/causes/petitions/ According to this hazard-herald.com articlehttp://www.hazard-herald.com/news/news/309250/Unlikely-friendship-lands-deal-on-national-television?template=art_smartphone The family set rabbits loose on their farm while stating they had concerns the dog would hurt them; that the biggest threat to the dog and rabbits friendship was when Petey chose another rabbit, Darla, as his mate.  Darla and Petey had babies, then the article mentioned that Darla died. The article goes on to state that they thought Petey had died from dehydration once and they do not expect him to live much longer and hopes one of the baby rabbits will take his place with Ellie.  Is this entire rabbit family being hunted and chased in fear for their lives for human amusement?   How did Darla die, are any of her babies still alive?  Although there can be friendships between dogs and domestic rabbits, this happens under close supervision.  With many dogs, the hunting instinct is buried deep below generations of domestication.  After being harassed by a playful dog  a rabbit can go into a terminal state of shock and symptoms may not show up for several hours, and by then it may be too late.   Rabbits also have small, fragile bones and can be severely injured by unintentional mishandling and have been known to break their backs struggling to escape predators or inexperienced caretakers. It is nothing short of a Miracle that Petey survived this type of cruelty. Reports of stray rabbits are increasing and the stories are horrifying.In reality, a prey animal such as a helpless domestic rabbit lacks the wild instincts of their cousins and become sitting targets when "set free" or allowed to "free roam" in a family yard where predators may have no fear of humans when hungry. There are many dangers for domestic rabbits outdoors, disease, toxins, pests, human predators and weather. If stray rabbits live long enough to breed many of the babies are killed or eaten alive and for the one's that survive, the cruel cycle continues.  If the rabbits populate and become a nuisance they are then poisoned or otherwise killed by humans. Nat Geo Wild’s David Mizejewski makes monthly appearances on various TV shows and has participated as a wildlife expert in press events, is a media personality, author, blogger and a naturalist with the National Wildlife Federation, however, he seems to have no education on domestic rabbit care and is teaching a cruel and inhumane practice to the entire world. National Geographic claims to be one of the largest nonprofit scientific and educational institutions in the world. The Rabbit Community is outraged at the thought that others will imitate this irresponsible practice of setting their domestic rabbits loose.  We the Petitioners respectfully request a retraction of this program.  We further request that they contact the President of the House Rabbit Society to offer education on proper care of domesticated rabbits.  It is especially important at this time when so many people are being misled to buy live Easter Bunnies for their children. We also hope the family will educate themselves on proper care for their rabbits and provide them with a safe living area and necessities; instead of believing prey animals are playing, being cute or entertaining when being terrorized by a predator. Nat Geo Facebook Posthttps://www.facebook.com/natgeowild/photos/a.419883245929.213002.196008660929/10153149369950930/?type=1Setting Domestic Rabbits Loose Is Cruel and Inhumanehttp://therabbithaven.org/news/SanJoseHillsideRescue_031815.html The Reality of Abandoning a Rabbit Outdoorshttp://www.hopperhome.com/feral_rabbit_colonies.htm Stray Rabbits http://www.rabbit.org/journal/3-7/stray.htmlHouse Rabbit Societyhttp://rabbit.org/rabbits-at-easter-2/    

Linda Sue
3,362 supporters
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Petitioning Nat Geo WILD, WWF, Shinzō Abe

Free the Great White at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

Great Whites should never be kept in captivity. This has been tried and tested many time resulting in the same. The death of a creature on the endangered species list. Please join me in helping to free this 11 foot male who is still in his infancy to give him a chance at life and reproduction to keep the species going. 

Chris Sheath
2,400 supporters
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Petitioning Nature and Cultural International, Nature and Culture International, Destiny Sierra, Chengeta wildlife, Alessio Bariviero, Humane society, Kevin Richardson Lion Whisperer, IAPF, WWF, WCS, Wild, Peo...

Stop Hunting Endangered and Threatened Animals for Profit in Africa !!!

 This company called Sable Safaris is a despicable business that makes a profit off coordinating hunts of endangered animals of Africa. These animals are endangered or threatened, and they are becoming more and more sparse by the day with companies like these in business. These hunts are not necessary and are purely for the sport and profit. Please sign this petition ,and share it so all governments (USA and foreign) can get involved and put and end to this. The more people are aware, the more can be done and new laws can be enacted ,or the current ones can be enforced much better to not make this practice ok. Here are some animals that are headed for extinction and links of the companies described : http://www.cheetahsafaris.co.za/ http://cheetahsafaris.co.za/cheetah-safaris/big-5/ http://cheetahsafaris.co.za/sable-safaris/ http://cheetahsafaris.co.za/sable-safaris/dangerous-game-2/ Riverine Rabbit - Critically Endangered since 2003Ethiopian Wolf - Endangered since 2004Black Rhino - Critically Endangered since 1996Grevy's Zebra - Endangered since 1986Pickergill’s Reedfrog - Critically Endangered since 2010African Wild Dog - Endangered since 1990Mountain Gorilla - Critically Endangered since 1996Rothschild's Giraffe - Endangered since 2010Chimpanzee - Endangered since 1996     At one time, lions roamed vast swaths of land across Africa and Asia. Now, they are regionally extinct in 26 countries and possibly extinct in seven more according to the IUCN. Humans are essentially the lion’s only predator and are to blame for their endangered status. The African Leopard in near threatened by the hunting and is rapidly decreasing.  The Common Hippopotamus is considered a “vulnerable” species by the IUCN. It was once found throughout western Africa and the Nile region, but now is found in significant numbers only in East Africa. Estimates indicate that only 125,000 to 148,000 common hippos are left. They can be legally hunted in Tanzania and Ethiopia.  The elegant cheetah is the fastest land animal in the world. Only about 10,000 exist, and they are now considered “endangered” by the ESA. The IUCN considers them “vulnerable” across their range and “critically endangered” in North Africa and Asia.Up to 150 cheetahs per year may be legally hunted in Namibia. They may also legally be hunted in Botswana and Zimbabwe.  Considered “critically endangered” by the IUCN since 1996 and protected by the Endangered Species Act since 1980, there are only an estimated 4,880 black rhinos left. Nonetheless, the black rhinoceros may be legally hunted to a limited extent in Namibia and South Africa. An American hunter recently received permission from the USFWS to import his sport-hunted black rhino trophy from Namibia. It was the first such import permit issued in 33 years and was based on the Service’s determination that the rhino was taken “as part of a well-managed conservation program that enhances the long-term survival of the species.” Sadly, it seems that almost anywhere you go in the world, it is the rarest of creatures that are most greatly prized as hunting trophies.    

Danielle Brooks
2,134 supporters
Petitioning keiko , costa rica, oneoceandiving , missionblue , Cressi, greenropeita , projectbiodiversity , cremacr , finsattached , galapagosevolution , tortuguías , equipo tora carey, International Union for...

STOP COSTA RICA FROM EXPORTING STOCKPILED HAMMERHEAD SHARK FINS TO HONG KONG

 The government of Costa Rica is folding under the pressure exerted by the powerful shark fin lobby, and may allow the exportation of over 5 tons of endangered hammerhead shark fins to Hong Kong, banned as of March 1st of 2015 after the species was listed under Appendix II of the Convention on the International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES) in March of 2013.  The exportation of this stockpile would constitute a flagrant violation of Costa Rica’s Wildlife Conservation Law, Article 75 of which bans the exportation of products belonging to such listed species, unless they can be traced to artificial cultivation methods.   In a total disregard towards domestic legislation, Costa Rican authorities are setting their hopes on modifying the recommendation of Costa Rica’s Council of Scientific Authority Representatives known by its acronym as CRACCITES, issued in August of 2016, from supporting a continued ban on the exportation of hammerhead shark fins to an allowance under conditions that guarantee sustainability.  This would technically open the door to export the stockpile.  Furthermore, the authorities have gone through a considerable degree of work to modify the rules that govern CRACCITES by promulgating an executive decrees that basically results accommodating to the interests of the shark fin exporting industry.  To pull this off, the authorities must not only disregard domestic legislation, they also decided to ignore that CITES allows for countries to promulgate legislation even stronger than the convention’s regulations. Let´s tell President Luis Guillermo Solís to stop his adminstration’s actions to export the 5 ton stockpile of hammerhead shark fins, and to order the authorities to abide by Costa Rica’s Wildlife Conservation Law.  Otherwise, Costa Rica will make a mockery of CITES, by allowing the exportation of stockpiles to undermine the spirit of the convention, and will affect the country’s reputation as a conservation minded country.  The Costa Rican Center for Restoration of Endangered Marine Animals CREMA (www.cremacr.org the Colorado based marine conservation organization Fins Attached (www.finsattached.org and the Spain based non-profit Nakawe Project, working together as the #SharksAlive coalition, are determined to prevent this governmental action.  The allowance to export the stockpile lacks any technical justification whatsoever, it further threatens endangered hammerhead shark populations, and is motivated by nothing else than short term financial profit. Sign the petition and show the Costa Rican authorities your concern for these actions and let them hear that you will not allow them to violate our own domestic laws for financial gain. Hammerhead sharks are the country’s natural resource, they belong to all Costa Ricans.  We need them in our waters to guarantee functional ecosystems, so the ocean can provide the ecosystem services we need as a society, including food security.  They do not belong to the longline industry to exploit until extinction. Sharks Alive Campaign Coalition CREMA – Fins Attached - Nakawe Project info@nakaweproject.org     Dear Mr President,  Through this letter I would like to express my most sincere protest against the continues efforts of your government to disobey our international commitments to protect the hammerhead sharks. Almost 4 years ago (March 2013), Costa Rica proudly lead the global process to protect hammerhead sharks under the Appendix II of CITES. Unfortunately, your government has been and keeps making huge efforts to avoid this commitment and responsibility. Currently, important members of your government are trying hard to convince the Council of Authority Representatives CITES to allow the export of more than 5 tons of hammheard shark fins stockpiled since the ban export in March 2015. This export constitutes a major threat for the endangered hammerhead shark and a direct violation of the 75th Article  of the Wildlife Conservation Law, and a mock of CITES. I beg you to continue with your good practices to protect the hammerhead shark and strictly obey our National legislation and international commitments.

Nakawe Project
1,374 supporters
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Petitioning Nat Geo WILD

Stop Hunting Animals!

Wildlife of Iran includes its flora and fauna and their natural habitats. One of the most famous members of wildlife in Iran are the world's last surviving, critically endangered Asiatic cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus venaticus) also known as the Iranian cheetah, which are today found nowhere else but in Iran. Iran had lost all its Asiatic lion and the now extinct Caspian tigers by the earlier part of the twentieth century. The Syrian elephants used to live in southern parts of the country but has gone extinct as well. Iran's wildlife is composed of several animal species including bears, gazelles, wild pigs, wolves, jackals, panthers, Eurasian lynx, and foxes. Other domestic animals include, sheep, goats, cattle, horses, water buffalo, donkeys, and camels. The pheasant, partridge, stork, eagles and falcon are also native to Iran. As of 2001, 20 of Iran's mammal species and 14 bird species are endangered. Endangered species in Iran include the Baluchistan bear,Asiatic cheetah, Caspian seal, Persian fallow deer, Siberian white crane, hawksbill turtle,green turtle, Oxus cobra, Latifi's viper,dugong, Persian leopard, Caspian Sea wolf, and dolphins. At least 74 species of Iranian wildlife are on the red list of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, a sign of serious threats against the country’s biodiversity. Majlis has been showing disregard for wildlife by passing laws and regulations such as the act that lets theMinistry of Industries and Mines (Iran) exploit mines without the involvement of theDepartment of Environment (Iran), and by approving large national development projects without demanding comprehensive study of their impact on wildlife habitats. instagram.com/dani.jk twitter.com/khalajdanial13

Danial Khalaj
1,169 supporters
Petitioning California Governor, Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders, United States Supreme Court, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), United States Fish & Wildlife Service, People for the Ethical Treatme...

Law Change & Enforcement for Animal Cruelty

Animal cruelty, poaching, abuse & abandonment, neglect... it has increased at such a high level, it is sickening. The number of animal abuse & cruelty cases reported in the media each year reaches nearly 2,000. Over half of them involving dogs, the most common breed also being Pit Bulls. There are over 700 U.S. cities and 40 states that have banned Pit Bulls, known as BSL, the only reason being based on their looks and reputation. This "repuatation" that has been looked upon Pit Bulls reflect on the owners who have forced, trained, and bred them to fight in an agressive manner. Now "all" Pit Bulls are looked at as dangerous based off of the owners fault. The most common type of cruelty is neglect & abandonment. The number of animals which include rabbits, mice, rats, dogs, cats, monkeys, and many more, killed in laboratories for testing each year is 100,000,000. Along with animals that are put into shelters due to  neglect & abandonment, about 2.7 million animals are euthanized a year. It is also a fact that over 50% of the world's fur comes from China, in which millions of dogs and cats bleed to death and are skinned alive. This petition also includes better treatment for farm animals as well. 90% of chickens that are bred specifically for meat produce, due to genetic manipulation, have trouble walking from the unnatural manipulation done to them to forcefully make them grow quicker to produce more eggs or in other cases, milk. Most of factory farm animals are shoved into the tinest spaces that they can barely move or turn. Poaching has increased at such a high rate, giraffes are now vulnerable to extinction. With 100 African Elephants killed daily due to poachers, there rates, along with so many others such as tigers, rhinos, lions...etc. are decreasing rapidly. Circuses and rodeos...the never-ending list can go on. Animals that are used in circuses and rodeos are put under harsh treatment (s) for people's own entertainment. Circus animals are abused, hit with whips, and chained as their so-called "training", which is not training.  Do not support circuses & rodeos by not participating and going to them. People are the problem to all of these situations.  Is this enough information provided to help show you how much the animal cruelty industry has increased and still is continuing as of today? The only way to truly see a difference & decrease regaurding animals, is to a have a much stricter penalty activated. The law consequence for animal cruelty in the United States currently, can be defined as a misdemeanor or felony with a fine up to $1,000 and / or imprisonment up to a year. Intentionally torturing or killing an animal can be prosecuted as either a misdemeanor or felony with a fine up to $5,000 and / or imprisonment up to 5 years. This is obviously not doing anything, as animal cruelty rates have and are continuously increasing daily. Please sign and share this petition to try to create a new harsher punishment for these innocent animals that are needing help on a daily basis. 

April Glassell
1,090 supporters
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Petitioning Nat Geo WILD, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment

Putting an end to killing millions of innocent sharks every year.

On average sharks kill around 19 humans every year. In 2011 only 12 humans were killed by sharks world wide. The average number of sharks being killed per year is 100 million world wide. This number could range anywhere from 63 million to 273 million. The brutal and inhumane killing of sharks everywhere is 5,263,157 times larger than the number of humans killed by sharks. About 73 million out of these 100 million sharks killed are for their fins, and to make shark fin soup. All of this could result in sharks eventually going extinct in the next few decades due the mass killing of these animals. Sharks play a very important role in the ocean that an ordinary fish cannot do. Sharks are at the very top of the food chain in the ocean, and because of this they are able to keep balance, keep the fish healthy, and make sure that the population of fish is in a proper proportion. This all contributes to the well being of the ecosystem, because without the sharks the ecosystem will be thrown out of balance and the population of fish will be much larger than ever before. Although more fish may sound better for fisherman and many companies because it would result in more food. This is not good because it completely makes the ecosystem unhealthy and out of balance. If we stop this cruelty now before it's too late, then the population of sharks and aquatic animals will remain healthy and unharmed. If we don't prevent this sharks could be extinct in just the next few decades.  Millions of sharks every year are being killed mostly for shark fin soup. Most of the time shark fin soup doesn't even get its taste or uniqueness from the shark fins itself. The main ingredients are spices and various items used for flavoring. In the end the well being of the shark species is more important than a type of soup. The solution to all this is simple, it's banning the killing of sharks in these foreign countries, and all around the world. It would also be appropriate to even take a few sharks to potentially save their species and breed them. Sources Used: "Sharks' Role in the Oceans." Shark Savers. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 May 2016. <http://www.sharksavers.org/en/education/the-value-of-sharks/sharks-role-in-the-ocean/> "Sharks Are in Trouble." Shark Savers ::. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 May 2016. <http://www.sharksavers.org/en/education/sharks-are-in-trouble/> "SITUATION & FACTS." Sharkproject. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 May 2016. <http://www.sharkproject.org/haiothek/index_e.php?site=gefahr_10>

Jadon Shortman
856 supporters
Petitioning Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Desarrollo Territorial - Procuraduría Estatal de Protección al Ambien, Esquerra Republicana, Coca Cola España, Campofrío España, Gobierno de España, Ministerio de San...

PEDIMOS PODER SEGUIR LUCHANDO CONTRA EL ABANDONO Y EL MALTRATO ANIMAL

RECOGIDA DE FIRMAS EN CONTRA DEL REGLAMENTO DE LA CAM La Comunidad de Madrid en el Proyecto de Reglamento de la Ley 04/2016 prohíbe a las Asociaciones sin recinto tener animales rescatados a su cargo, recogerlos de las calles y otros muchos más puntos por lo que pensamos presentar alegaciones. Hay miles de animales a punto de ser sacrificados por el exceso de animales en las perreras, granjas, etcétera. Es una ley sin ningún respaldo ético ni moral. Muchas asociaciones llevamos mucho tiempo colaborando entre nosotr@s para poder seguir adelante con nustros proyectos pero ahora pretenden tirar por tierra todo el trabajo de años de esfuerzo, dedicación y amor hacia los animales. No todas las asociaciones y protectoras tienen un refugio debido a su elevado precio pero siempre se han buscado familias de acogida, apadrinamientos, etcétera y todo corriendo a cargo de las asociaciones. Si todas tuvieran que tener un refugio no podríamos seguir pagando los tratamientos veterianrios de los animales que rescatamos, los sacos de comida, los productos de higiene, los productos de limpieza para las casas y refugios que ya existen, los boles de agua y comida, las correas... No conforme con todos los gastos que ya abordamos nos exigen tener un refugio y nos multan por cada animal rescatado. SE NOS ACABA EL TIEMPO SÓLO TENEMOS HASTA EL DÍA 22 DE JUNIO DE 2017 ¿Nos Apoyáis? PEDIMOS QUE SE NOS DEJE SEGUIR LUCHANDO CONTRA EL ABANDONO Y EL MALTRATO

Jairo Rivero piña
729 supporters
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Petitioning Instagram,, Instagram, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Inc, Twitter, International Animal Rescue, Animal Planet, MSD Saúde Animal, Animal ACTion Network, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA...

Let's forbid pictures of animal hunting in social media.

Everyday animal hunting photos are published proudly in social media for us to see and applaud. We CAN make a change by forbidding these pictures. Hunting is a hostile hobbie or sport (for those who might call it a sport). It's disrespectful to the world. To mother nature and to dignity of animals. Hunting is not something we should be proud of. We should never be proud of killing.  "Indulgence in animal killing for the taste of the tongue is the grossest kind of ignorance." Srila Prabhupada 

Carla Genovés
515 supporters