Lady Freethinker

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Lady Freethinker is a nonprofit media organization with the mission of achieving social justice – for every species. Lady Freethinker holds the core belief that with education and grassroots action we can achieve a free and compassionate world for humans and all other animals. Our dedicated team of writers bring you breaking news about animal rights, human rights and the environment, as well as simple actions you can take to effect meaningful change.

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Petitioning U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives

Pass Resolution to End Dog And Cat Meat in ALL Countries Around the World

Across the globe, millions of dogs and cats are stolen from their families or bred at horrendous meat farms, then put through excruciating torture such as being burned, beaten and skinned alive before they are butchered and their flesh sold for meat. A bipartisan resolution -- H.Res.401 -- introduced on 6/22/2017 by Congressmen Alcee Hastings and Vern Buchanan brings new hope for these innocent animals by calling for an end to the dog and cat meat trade around the world. It is crucial that this resolution pass. The Yulin Dog Meat Festival in China brought this horrendous industry to the national spotlight, but a shocking number of dogs and cats are also slaughtered in countries like South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, India and others. “Approximately 30,000,000 dogs and a large number of cats are killed for human consumption annually across the globe," said Hastings. "This extreme display of animal cruelty is not only inhumane, but also a threat to public health for citizens and international visitors. The United States must demand that this horrific practice be stopped immediately.” It will take a global effort to stop the horror once and for all, and it is our responsibility to keep up the fight until the suffering finally ends.  Please sign this petition urging Congress to pass this crucial legislation, which will help stop the ruthless dog and cat meat trade wherever it exists in the world.

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Petitioning Director of Public Prosecutions

Sign: File Animal Cruelty Charges Against Man who Shot Cat in Head with Crossbow

In a horrific act of animal cruelty, a man in Adelaide, Australia allegedly shot a cat named Max in the head with a crossbow. When Max’s owner, Renny Goodwin, saw the arrow sticking out of Max’s head, she rushed him to surgery. At the vet’s office, she learned that the arrow just narrowly missed his brain. Renny was shocked that somebody could do such a cruel thing to an animal. “I wouldn’t want anyone to deal with what we went through,” she told The Advertiser. “If the arrow had have been in a slightly different position, he wouldn’t have come home.” Thankfully, it seems like Max is going to be okay. But the next animal harmed by this cruel man may not be as lucky. The man who shot Max was charged with possession of prohibited weapons. He’s now out on bail and will appear before the court on June 14th. Shockingly, the man was not charged with a single count of animal cruelty. Australia’s Animal Welfare Act says that a person found guilty of aggravated animal mistreat can be fined $50,000 or face up to four years in jail. But the man who shot Max will not face these punishments if no cruelty charges are filed. Shooting a cat with an arrow is clearly animal cruelty, and the man who shot Max deserves to be punished to the full extent of the law -- and never be allowed to possess an animal for the rest of his life. Sign this petition to tell prosecutors to file animal cruelty charged for this heinous crime at once.

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Petitioning John McCain

Sign: Stop Mutilating Live Animals for Military Training

The U.S. currently slaughters over 8,500 pigs and goats every year in military trauma training drills. These animals are shot, stabbed, dismembered, and killed in other brutal ways. Undercover video has revealed the torment that animals are put through during these training exercises. The horrific footage show goats having their limbs cut off with tree trimmers and pigs having their organs pulled out of their bodies. These animals often moan and kick during the surgery, showing that that they have not received enough anesthesia to mask the pain. With modern technology, there is no reason for the animals to suffer through these military trauma training drills. There are now human-patient simulators that are better teaching tools than animals. Because animals have such different anatomies from humans, doing surgery on them does not teach military surgeons the life-saving skills they need. The human-patient simulators accurately mimic breathing difficulties, bleeding, and patient responses to medication. This gives military doctors a chance to practice the vital skills they will use on the battlefield. Three congressmen and a senator have introduced a bipartisan bill that will end the cruel use of animals in military combat trauma training exercises. The Battlefield Excellence through Superior Training (BEST) Practices Act needs to be passed to save animals from cruel and unnecessary deaths and to give military doctors access to the latest technology. Sign this petition to urge Congress members to support and pass this important, lifesaving bill!

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