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Petitioning Amber Rudd MP, UK Parliament

Prohibit the purchase of Acid to those without a licence

Acid attacks have become rife in London and all over the United Kingdom. This year the number of attacks doubled. Too many families and individuals are suffering and falling victim to this grievous and criminal act. On June 21st Resham Khan, pictured above, was driving in a car with her cousin. Out of nowhere they were attacked with acid. They’ll both have scars that will never leave them. Their lives have been changed forever. An attack like this could happen to anyone.  It is about time that the law changes for the purchase of corrosive substances - right now you can buy it easily from any hardware store if you are 18 and over.  Corrosive acids like sulphuric acid are very lethal and life damaging substances. You should only be allowed to purchase corrosive substances with a licence to buy. The person purchasing should go through checks so their details are held on a database or hold a licence. Imagine how many attacks would be stopped if there were controls that made it harder to buy, and meant we knew more about people buying it? Acid attacks have become too common, the Home Office needs to do something to bring it under control. It is a disgusting criminal act. We need licensing laws now to deter this from happening. Please sign this petition to convince the Home Office to take action.

Sarmad Ismail
521,267 supporters
Petitioning UK Parliament, Theresa May MP

Petition for the release of Charlie Gard from Great Ormond Street Hospital's care.

What do we want? We the undersigned call on the Prime Minister to help release Charlie Gard from the care of Great Ormond Street Hospital so that he can undergo treatment in another hospital of his family’s choosing. On April 11th 2017 a high court judge ruled that Charlie’s parents be stripped of their parental rights and Charlie be refused all treatment. Charlie’s parents are running out of time with their baby, we feel strongly that Charlie should have a chance to live. He literally has nothing to lose but potentially a healthier, happier life to gain. With the help of over 200 thousand people from all over the world, Charlie’s parents have managed to raise over £1.3m so that their son can benefit from treatment. Why do we want it? Charlie Gard was born perfectly healthy on the 4th August 2016. He was admitted to hospital at 8 weeks old and was diagnosed with a devastating disease called Mitochondrial Depletion Syndrome. Charlie’s condition is caused by disruption in the mitochondria, the part of the cell that provides energy to his muscles, kidneys and brain. After seemingly endless research and speaking to doctors all over the world, Charlie’s parents found a doctor in the US who has been treating children with similar types of Mitochondrial Depletion Syndrome using something called Nucleoside Bypass Therapy. Nucleoside Bypass Therapy could potentially repair Charlie’s mtDNA and help it synthesize again by giving him the naturally occurring compounds that his body isn’t able to produce, it’s a non-harmful, non-invasive oral medication. Charlie Gard has been accepted by doctors in the US and with funds having been raised we now need permission to remove Charlie Gard from the care of Great Ormond Street Hospital where doctors want to move him on to palliative care. Charlie’s parents have spent over 3,000 hours at his bedside and know him better than anyone else. They are absolutely convinced he is not in pain. When he feels their presence, he opens his eyes as much as he can and they do not believe he is blind. High Court judge Mr Justice Francis ruled that in all ‘likelihood’ Charlie had suffered severe and irreversible brain damage and there was little hope the treatment could achieve ‘anything positive for him. We do not believe that ‘in all likelihood’ is a strong enough reason to sentence Charlie to death. Charlie’s parents know his sleep/wake cycle and can wake him up by tickling his feet and soothe him to sleep by stroking his head. If his parents thought there was absolutely no hope they would not be fighting. We need to change things and show how determined parents can forge a path for other families encountering similar obstacles. We need to find treatments for incurable diseases. We need to give other people hope. We need to start saving lives starting with Charlie Gard.    

Kayleigh Price
184,403 supporters
Petitioning UK Parliament

This government must carry out a FULLY TRANSPARENT INVESTIGATION into the Grenfell tragedy

The investigation into the Grenfell tragedy must be FULLY TRANSPARENT and allow the MEANINGFUL PARTICIPATION of the affected residents, their families, and the surrounding community. The government cannot be allowed to cover up any uncomfortable revelations about negligence and poor planning of the Grenfell estate by the Tory-run Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.  The government cannot be permitted to protect itself or those who should be held accountable. The process must unearth the TRUE CAUSES of the fire for the public interest. Prevent the government from whitewashing the truth and from keeping the UK's planning and regulation laws in the dark ages any longer. Stand with the residents of Grenfell as well as the residents of the UK's other tower blocks and make sure this does not happen again. 

andrew gow
162,214 supporters
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
160,441 supporters
Petitioning UK Parliament

Stop supermarkets from selling raw fruit and veg in plastic packaging.

In all the supermarkets in the UK and some independent greengrocers we often see fruit and vegetables sold packaged in plastic bags. The same retailers will sell the particular fruit or vegetable both in pre-packed and loose form, which leads one to believe that the pre-packed version is simply offered for convenience or to maximise profits. However when one considers the huge amount of plastic that is used for making this packaging it wouldn't be hard to believe that the damage to the environment would be the same or even more than that which plastic carrier bags cause. There is not reason why fruit and vegetables(with very rare exceptions) can't be sold in their natural form by weight. Furthermore the supermarkets can replace the small clear plastic bags that they place on the fruit and vegetable aisles with brown paper ones (same as those that they offer for buying mushrooms). Soft fruit such as strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, grapes and blueberries can also be sold in rugged cardboard punnets instead of plastic ones. Cardboard punnets are made of recycled paper and cardboard and they can be recycled again and they are biodegradable. Furthermore, cardboard does not contain any BPA or similar chemicals which are present in plastic packaging and which can leach into our food and end up in our boddies. The UK government rightly stopped the supermarkets from offering plastic carrier bags for free and they also have the power to stop retailers from offering fruit and vegetables pre-packed in plastic packaging which is not necessary and causes pollution.

I R
124,080 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
86,283 supporters
Petitioning Theresa May MP, UK Parliament

Help reinstate Connie Yates & Chris Gard's parental rights

What do we want? We the undersigned, call on the Prime Minister Theresa May to help reinstate parental rights to both Connie Yates and Chris Gard that were wrongly stripped away from them on 11th April 2017, by a High Court Judge.  Background Information: Connie and Chris are the dedicated parents of a 10 month old little boy named Charlie Gard, who has been a patient at Great Ormond Street Hospital, for the majority of his life. Their son, Charlie, has a rare genetic condition called Mitochondrial Depletion Syndrome. This is a condition that zaps away energy from the muscles due to a low amount of Mitochondrial DNA. This is a condition that doesn't yet, have a cure. However, there are treatments available in America such as Nucleoside Bypass Therapy, that Connie, Chris and 83,000 other people raised £1.3m for Charlie to have, over in America. His parents wished for Charlie to try this treatment (a non-invasive and oral medication), which would help to restore Charlie's Mitochondrial DNA and help it synthesise by giving him the natural compounds that he isn't able to produce enough of. This is the treatment, that a Doctor who specialises in Mitochondrial diseases in the USA, feels would be beneficial to Charlie. With a lot of deep and dedicated time put into researching, his parents found that the treatment they wish for their son to have, is a  treatment that has already been tried on other children; some who even live in the U.K. Those who have tried this treatment, have also had the same genetic condition as Charlie, but the only difference being, is the strain. It then came to the parents attention as well as the UK publics attention, that the treatment has massively improved the lives of others who suffer with the rare genetic condition, with some pictured now riding a bike, smiling and perfectly healthy! All that Connie and Chris want to do, is help their son to get better, just like these children who are living a happy life. They want to give Charlie that same chance. What is the crime in that?They have always got Charlie's best interest at heart!  However, Doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital disagree with the parents beliefs and think that this medication wouldn't benefit  Charlie. They believe that Charlie is so severely ill, he should be allowed to 'die with dignity' and that life support should be withdrawn (against the parents wishes) to prevent further suffering. This is suffering that Chris, Connie and their families strongly feel that Charlie isn't in and in fact, strongly believe that there are signs of Charlie getting stronger e.g. charlie is putting on more weight, he is opening his eyes more frequently, he is becoming more aware of his surroundings etc. As there wasn't a mutual agreement made, this led to a full legal battle between the hospital and the parents of Charlie Gard, unfortunately with no success for the parents. Throughout the legal battle, Connie and Chris were stripped of their parental rights, which not only prevents them from taking Charlie to America to receive a last option of treatment, but it also blocks them from making any future decisions for their child. Why is it that Connie and Chris can't be trusted as parents, to decide what is right for their own child, when all that they wish to do is help their son to stay alive? Would this also mean that we parents, who would without a doubt do the same as Connie and Chris and exhaust every possible treatment, shouldn't be trusted to decide what is right for our children too? Why do we want this? We the signatories, strongly believe that Connie Yates and Chris Gard should have their Parental Rights reinstated, because they have shown nothing but love, care, dedication and loyalty to their baby boy, just like any other parent would do. They're the people that dress, wash and comfort Charlie, just as any other parent would do for their own child. They are also the inspiration couple, that have fought so hard to do what they know is best and right for their precious son, regardless of how draining it would be, just like any parent would do! They should be the people who get the final say as to what they think is best for Charlie. If they don't, what hope is there for the parents of this country? No parent should have to worry about having their Parental Rights stripped from them, for wanting the best for their own child. We think that you are the right person, that could help do this, or at the very least guide the courts that would allow parental rights to be reinstated!  Was stripping away their Parental Rights really a necessary action to take, considering both parents intentions are and always will be to help Charlie and never to cause him significant harm?  Have more faith in the parents within this country and protect our rights as parents. Have more faith in Connie Yates and Chris Gard and reinstate their Parental Rights, that they rightly deserve.  (Please consider this as an important matter that needs to be addressed ASAP) 

Kayleigh Price
78,481 supporters
Petitioning UK Parliament

MAKE FIBROMYALGIA A DISABILITY

Suffers with fibromyalgia struggle with the condition on a daily basis, they often do not receive the medical help or support that could be provided. America take the lead with Fibromyalgia research and treatment but the UK are not following suit. As a fellow fibro sufferer I believe it is time that we all join together and fight to get the debilitating condition recognised in parliament as a disability at last, also to gain better treatment and support. please visit the web page at: www.letsgetfibrointoparliament.simplesite.com   Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/fibrogetintoparliamentmakeachange/?rc=p Twitter page: @FibroPetition Instagram: @fibromyalgialetsgetto YouTube: Fibromyalgia- get it to parliament #FIBROFIGHTERS #STANDUP #MAKETHEMHEAR@FibroPetition    Please note that there is also a paper petition 

Adrienne Lakin
53,066 supporters
Petitioning UK Parliament Dfds Seaways, UK Parliament

JUSTICE FOR OLIVER Lets change these rules and policies Can you help?

This is Oliver's Petition please take a few minutes to read thank you. Oliver was the most beautiful dog in the world who loved his walkies and playing in the park with his tennis balls.We will never get over finding our baby dead in our car, the way he died will haunt us forever he put his trust in us and we let him down, our, baby was priceless and we miss him so much. :( Please if you can kindly sign my petition so hopefully the laws can be changed on animals travelling on ferries.#DogsOnFerries  Oliver died on a DFDS ferry. DFDS’s rules and regulations mean that on some routes dogs travelling have to be kept in cars. Our trip was just two hours long.  We followed all the procedures windows open lots of water as per DFDS rules, during the two-hour trip from Dover to Dunkirk we asked a member of staff if we could check on him and was told NO. Oliver died through overheating...  Oliver died alone in our car.  DID YOU KNOW... Cars can become as hot as an oven very quickly, even when it doesn’t feel that warm. When it is 22 degrees, in a car it can reach a temperature of 47 degrees within 60 minutes. These hot temperatures literally cook the brain and the delicate tissues of the body resulting in serious illness and frequent deaths. Oliver was subjected to this. If you were to leave your dog in a car and the dog became ill or worse resulted in a death you can be charged with the offence of Animal Cruelty under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 if convicted of this crime you could face up to 6 months in custody and or a fine up to £20,000. So why aren't companies accountable too? Oliver was not allowed out of the car and subsequently died ALONE!! Please don't let Oliver's death be in vain. I am asking DFDS to stop forcing dog owners to keep their dogs in cars whilst travelling on ferries and to find alternative arrangements to keep dogs safe and happy. I want to make people aware if you are travelling with your pet on a ferry think before you decide to take your pet with you - the conditions aren't always safe.  SO PLEASE HELP US CHANGE THESE RULES BEFORE ANOTHER ANIMAL DIES! PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE THANK YOU SO MUCH. https://www.gofundme.com/gu3ja-justice-for-oliver #louisa4454

lisa hall
45,444 supporters
Petitioning Rt Hon Theresa May, UK Parliament, Amber Rudd MP

Rescue Unaccompanied Children of Calais Jungle

As the child of refugees, I won't let up on this.  A 14 year-old boy, Raheemullah Oryakhel from Afghanistan, died last month after falling from a truck that was travelling to the UK.   Raheemullah was one of many unaccompanied children who had the legal right to be in the UK, but due to what now seems to be response-fatigue from the British government regarding the refugee crisis and having grown discouraged at application delays, he took a chance. One that cost him his life.  A census carried out by the charity Help Refugees last month estimated that the camp population has increased to over 10,000 for the first time, a 12% increase on last month, with 1,179 minors, of whom 87% are travelling alone.  387 refugee children living in the Calais ‘Jungle’ have been identified as eligible for protection in the UK according to the Alf Dubs amendment, but not one child has been transferred to the UK since the legislation was introduced earlier this year.  Together we can help to save each one of these children's lives by calling on Theresa May and Amber Rudd to prioritise their safety and relocation. These children are scared, hungry and believe that their situation in the Calais Jungle is just as bad as the one they've fled from. Human traffickers are preying on their despair by convincing them that the safe and legal governmental process of seeking asylum is ineffective and that climbing on to back of trucks is their route to freedom. Along with exposure to disease and sexual exploitation winter is approaching. We need to ensure that they're rescued from these inadequate, dangerous and unsuitable conditions. Our government needs to take a more proactive stance on the crisis not just a responsive one.  Theresa May & Amber Rudd:We are urging you to expedite the relocation process and uphold the promise made by your government to protect unaccompanied children who have been identified as eligible for safeguarding in the UK.  Delays are costing lives, the lack of urgency is throwing away futures. Theresa May, you along with the rest of our government need to act NOW.  As the child of refugees I can only hope that the British government will give these children what they gave my parents, myself and my future generations to come - a chance at life.  "There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which they treat their child." - Nelson Mandela  Come to our Donation Bank Day - 30th October 2016 @ Dalston HiveWe're gathering items for the winter months. All details can be found on the link below:https://www.facebook.com/events/166191747167161/ www.twitter.com/NakayKpaka

Nakay Kpaka
41,512 supporters