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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. 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.  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. According to this article 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 Post Domestic Rabbits Loose Is Cruel and Inhumane The Reality of Abandoning a Rabbit Outdoors Stray Rabbits Rabbit Society    

Linda Sue
3,604 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
1,837 supporters
Petitioning keiko , costa rica, oneoceandiving , missionblue , Cressi, greenropeita , projectbiodiversity , cremacr , finsattached , galapagosevolution , tortuguías , equipo tora carey, International Union for...


 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 ( the Colorado based marine conservation organization Fins Attached ( 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     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
1,483 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...


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
947 supporters
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
502 supporters
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
502 supporters
Petitioning, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Animal Planet, Oficina de Protección Animal de la Municipalidad de Providencia, Animal lovers and wildlife rescuers, International An...

Keep Animals Safe and Off the Road

People driving vehicles in America kill approximately two million animals every year. We are only talking about the reported collisions, which generally means that the incident resulted in a disabled vehicle. Why have we not invented something to keep these animals off the roadways? Animal lovers are everywhere, so finding the man-power to make this change would come free. People would also donate money to make this happen. My intention is only to find a solution. It is 2017, and somehow we have collectively allowed this to keep happening. 

293 supporters
Petitioning Nat Geo WILD

Dakota's Law... End minors lying about their age and potentially ruining an adults life.

I want to present Dakota's law for the following reasons.  Dakota was talking to a couple of girls on Facebook along with a couple friends he was hanging out with. Dakota has always been cautious on the ages of any girls he speaks with due to him turning 18 as of Feb 11th 2016. The 2 girls he and the other 2 boys were speaking to told the boys they were 16 and 17 years old. Dakota continues talking to the 17 years old or so she said and also told him she was pregnant. One of the other boys was talking to the 16 because he was 17. Well they got the girls under the impression that the girls were the ages they were told 16 and 17 they partied for a bit and things happened. Dakota brought the girls back home and the girls came back to the place they were first at with the boys. Later Dakota calls home and says he is being arrested. The girls lied about their ages in fact the girls were not 16 and 17 years old but they were 13 and 14 years old the 14 year old that Dakota was under the impression that was 17 years old is in fact preganant and she's 5 months pregnant. Dakota is now being charged with inticing a minor and aggravated child molestation. There are black and white texts with The girls lying about how old they really were. This has to change for the sake of all future adults.  The reasons for Dakota's law would hold any minor accountable for their actions on lying about their true age. Kinda the same affect when people purchase a fake ID just to get into bars or purchase alcohol or cigarettes. Children lying about their ages to do adult action with an adult has to stop. Dakota's life and future is at risk now all because a pregnant 14 year old lied about her age and told him she was 17. I know minors wouldn't be able to be charged as adults but this would aliviate any other future false and or wrongfully convictions to 18 year olds that have been lied to by another person about their age. We as citizens and just being human have a natural instinct to trust and believe people until given a reason not to. We as adults shouldn't have to walk around in fear or have to ask for ID from people just to protect our own futures from people who can't be truthful and honest with other people.  Please feel free to contact me Email: Phone #: 706-934-2045 Thanks for your time  Lisa Abbott

Liza Abbott
122 supporters