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Petition to David Caretto, Jeff Mathieu, Mayor Big Bear Lake, Randall Putz, Bob Jackowski, Bill Jahn, Nishalet Wilson, Kelly Papp, Greg Beck, Big Bear Chamber of Commerce, City of Big Bear Lake, Sarah M. Siep,...
We Declare Big Bear "No Kill" & Demand City & County Officials Update Policies Now!
Big Bear No Kill Declaration This year, some three million animals will be killed in shelters. In 2018, California killed 111,000 animals trapped in animal pounds. The vast majority can and should be placed into loving homes or should never enter shelters in the first place. But there is hope. No Kill sheltering models, based on innovative, non-lethal programs and services, have already saved the lives of tens of thousands of animals. But instead of embracing No Kill, many shelters—and their national agency allies—cling to their failed models of the past, models that result in the killing of millions of animals in U.S. shelters every year. No Kill is a revolution. And behind every revolution is a declaration—a statement of grievances, and a listing of rights and principles that underscore our great hope for the future. We assert that a No Kill nation is within our reach—that the killing can and should be brought to an end. Join us in endorsing The Declaration of the No Kill Movement in the United States. It is open to every individual, every group, and every agency that wants to bring about an end to the killing by implementing the programs and services that will establish a No Kill nation. Programs like allowing rescue groups to save animals on death row and offsite adoption events. These are not radical concepts, but in the current sheltering world, one can be ostracized for daring to proclaim the simple truths that population control killing is not an act of kindness and that free-living animals have a right to live. Join us in speaking for those who can’t. In the length of time it will take you to read the Declaration, nearly one hundred animals will be needlessly killed. I. Big Bear No Kill PreambleOne hundred and fifty years ago, societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals and other humane organizations were founded to establish standards for humane treatment of animals, to promote their rights, and to protect them from harm. This marked the formal beginning of the humane movement in the United States. The scope and influence of these early humane organizations were testament to the public’s concern for animals. It did not take long for them to set their sights on the abuse of homeless animals and cruel methods of killing by public pounds. It was common practice at the time for city and town dogcatchers to beat, drown, or shoot homeless animals. Many humane agencies responded by entering into animal control contracts with towns and cities to ensure that the killing was done more humanely. But in taking on municipal animal control duties, these agencies abandoned their lifesaving and life-enhancing platforms when those beliefs conflicted with their contractual responsibilities. In the current era, where laws require killing by even more “humane” methods, these contradictions have become starker. Increasingly, the practices of both humane societies and municipal animal control agencies are out of step with public sentiment. Today, most Americans hold the humane treatment of animals as a personal value, which is reflected in our laws, cultural practices, the proliferation of organizations founded for animal protection, increased per capita spending on animal care, and great advancements in veterinary medicine. But the agencies that the public expects to protect animals are instead killing some four million animals annually. Lifesaving alternatives to the mass killing of animals in shelters have existed for decades. These lifesaving methods are based on innovative, humane, nonlethal programs and services that have proven that the killing can be brought to an end. Too many of these agencies, however, remain mired in the kill philosophies of the past, unwilling to or hampered from exploring and adopting methods that save lives. This is a breach of their public trust, a gross deviation from their responsibility to protect animals, and a point of view that we, as caring people and a humane community, can no longer accept or tolerate. We assert that a No Kill nation is within our reach—that the killing can and must be brought to an end. It is up to each of us working individually and together to implement sheltering models that have already saved tens of thousands of animals in progressive communities. If we work together—with certainty of purpose, assured of our own success, with the commitment that “what must be done, will be done”—the attainment of our goals will not be far off. II. Big Bear No Kill ResolutionWhereas, the right to live is every animal’s most basic and fundamental right; Whereas, societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals and other humane organizations were founded to establish standards for humane treatment of animals, to promote their rights, and to protect them from harm; Whereas, traditional sheltering practices allow the mass killing of sheltered animals; Whereas, every year shelters in the United States are killing millions of animals who could be saved, and are also killing millions of free-living animals who do not belong in shelters; Whereas, life always takes precedence over expediency; Whereas, the No Kill movement in the United States has successfully implemented new and innovative programs that provide alternatives to mass killing; Whereas, lifesaving change will come about only if No Kill programs are embraced and further developed; Whereas, failure to implement No Kill programs constitutes a breach of the public’s trust in the sheltering community; Now, therefore, be it resolved that No Kill policies and procedures are the only legitimate foundation for animal sheltering; and, it is incumbent upon all shelters and animal groups to embrace the philosophy of No Kill, to immediately begin implementing programs and services that will end the mass killing of sheltered animals, and to reject the failed kill-oriented practices of the past. III. Big Bear Statement of RightsWe acknowledge the following:• Sheltered animals have a right to live;• Free-living animals have a right to their lives and their habitats;• Animals, rescuers, and the public have a right to expect animal protection organizations and animal shelters to do everything in their power to promote, protect, and advocate for the lives of animals;• Animal protection groups, rescue groups, and No Kill shelters have a right to take into their custody animals who would otherwise be killed by animal shelters;• Taxpayers and community members have a right to have their government spend tax monies on programs and services whose purpose is to save and enhance the lives of all animals;• Taxpayers and community members have a right to full and complete disclosure about how animal shelters operate. IV. Big Bear Guiding PrinciplesNo Kill is achieved only by guaranteeing the following:• Life to all healthy animals, and to all sick, injured or traumatized animals where medical or behavioral intervention would alter a poor or grave prognosis;• The right of sanctuary for aggressive dogs where behavior intervention cannot alter a poor or grave prognosis;• The right of free-living animals to live in their habitats; These conditions can be achieved only through adherence to the following:• Shelters and humane groups end the killing of savable animals;• Every animal in a shelter receives individual consideration, regardless of how many animals a shelter takes in, or whether such animals are healthy, underaged, elderly, sick, injured, traumatized, or not social with humans;• Shelters and humane organizations discontinue the use of language that misleads the public and glosses over the nature of their actions, such as “euthanasia,” “unadoptable,” “fractious,” “putting them to sleep,” and other euphemisms that downplay the gravity of ending life and make the task of killing easier;• Shelters are open to the public during hours that permit working people to reclaim or adopt animals during nonworking hours;• Public shelters work with humane animal adoption organizations to the fullest extent to promote the adoption of animals and to reduce the rate of killing;• Shelters provide care and treatment for all animals in shelters to the extent necessary, including prompt veterinary care, adequate nutrition, shelter, exercise, and socialization;• Shelters are held accountable for and make information publicly available about all the animals in their care. V. Big Bear No Kill StandardsThe implementation of these lifesaving procedures, policies, and programs must be the immediate goal of every shelter, and animal control and animal welfare agency:• Formal, active commitment by shelter directors, management, and staff to lifesaving programs and policies, and dedication to promptly ending mass killing of shelter animals;• Immediate implementation of the following programs by all publicly funded or subsidized animal shelters:•• A foster care network for underaged, traumatized, sick, injured, or other animals needing refuge before any sheltered animal is killed, unless the prognosis for rehabilitation of that individual animal is poor or grave;•• Comprehensive adoption programs that operate during weekend and evening hours and include offsite adoption venues;•• Medical and behavioral rehabilitation programs;•• Pet retention programs to solve medical, environmental, or behavioral problems and keep animals with their caring and responsible caregivers;•• Programs to release free-living animals back to their habitats;•• Rescue group right of access to shelter animals;•• Volunteer programs to socialize animals, promote adoptions, and help in the operations of the shelter;•• Documentation that all efforts to save an animal have been considered, including medical and behavioral rehabilitation, foster care, rescue groups, re-release, and adoption.• An end to the policy of accepting trapped free-living animals to be destroyed as unadoptable, and implementation of re-release programs;• Abolishment of trapping, lending traps to the public to capture animals, and support of trapping by shelters, governments, and pest control companies for the purposes of removing animals to be killed;• An end to “owner”-requested killing of animals unless the shelter has made an independent determination that the animal is irremediably suffering;• The repeal of unenforceable and counter-productive animal control ordinances such as cat licensing and leash laws, pet limit laws, bans on feeding stray animals, and bans on specific breeds. Please also sign the nationwide "No Kill Declaration" by clicking here. INFORMATIVE LINKSDoes Your Community's Shelter Measure Up?No Kill 101Economic Benefits of No Kill Animal ControlWe Can Do It! Adopt Your Way Out of KillingThe Myth of Pet OverpopulationA Guide for Legislators & Policy MakersDefining No KillHelping Community DogsThe No Kill Revoluntion Starts With YOU!Countering The OppositionThere Out To Be a Shelter Reform LawLegal Rights of Rescuers and VolunteersSuperhero For Animal SheltersThe Companion Animal Protection ActThe Animal Rescue ActThe Prevention of Cruelty To Animals ActThe Family Standard of Care and Protection ActPerserving Life: Protecting FamiliesWhat Shelters Owe Traumatized AnimalsNo Dog Left Behind: We Can Save Them AllCalculating An Animal Shelter's Live Release RateAnimal Matrix: Policies and ProceduresProtecting Community CatsBreak The Chains: Model Anti-Tethering Legislation Dear Mayor, City Manager and City Council, We now have a solution to animal shelter killing and it is not difficult, expensive, or beyond practical means to achieve. No Kill is a humane, sustainable, cost-effective model that allows open admission animal control shelters to save all healthy and treatable animals. Unlike the “adopt some and kill the rest” form of animal sheltering that dominates in the United States and is responsible for the needless killing of millions of animals every year, municipal No Kill shelters are saving as much as 99% of all animals entrusted to their care. By working with people, embracing lifesaving programs, and treating each life as precious, a shelter can transform itself. Here’s a free film that highlights several communities which have made the transition: https://vimeo.com/183035642 Here are free guides that demonstrate how they did it, including model policies and procedures for the operation of a municipal, No Kill animal shelter: https://goo.gl/V8rBc8 And here’s even more good news: the more animals a community shelter saves, the more money people in the community spend on those animals. A University of Denver study found that the total dollar value of additional spending and other economic impact realized by one city over a 6-year period as a result of passing a No Kill ordinance was over $150,000,000. Saving lives not only makes ethical sense; it makes dollars and cents: https://goo.gl/XA2yBL The No Kill Advocacy Center has helped numerous communities in their transition to No Kill and they can help ours, too. Please do not hesitate to contact them: https://www.nokilladvocacycenter.org
Petition to Instagram
I want to acheive boycotting Instagram
I want to boycott Instagram. SIMPLY BECAUSE, they are discriminating and racist to a certain extinct! It’s clearly not Fun to post anymore because they are OVERLY SENSITIVE! And they claim they want to “protect” the community. But in reality they want to just only protect the LBGT community, no offense and I love them. But why only on Instagram there is nothing but rainbows, people who don’t identify as male or female, and so different people? He doesn’t post any other people that have black own businesses or other creators who make a change AT ALL. He as in ADAM MOSSERI! HE DISABLE ACCOUNTS FOR POSTING Marijuana and there is TONS of places where weed is LEGAL! They have scammers and racial comments under his post, and those pages are still there!!! SO I DONT UNDERSTAND HOW HE IS KEEPING THE COMMUNITY SAFE! I NEED YOUR HELP TO BOYCOTT INSTAGRAM SO I CAN ACHIEVE MY GOAL FOR CREATING A NEW SOCIAL APP. THAT LETS EVERYONE EXPRESS WHO THEY ARE AND FREEDOM OF SPEECH BECAUSE THATS THE REAL! PLEASE HELP ME!
Petition to Government, Farm organisations
To achieve equitable pricing of methane emissions for farmers.
We wish to ensure that the cyclical nature of farm emissions of methane is recognized in any emission pricing scheme and that a whole farm system approach is adopted when quantifying any impact livestock on New Zealand farms may have on global temperatures. No farmer should have to pay for emissions which do not alter the composition of the atmosphere nor any activity which does not increase global temperatures. We the undersigned demand of the Government, He Waka Eke Noa, Dairy NZ, Beef and Lamb and Federated Farmers that any farm emission pricing scheme must adhere to the following principles and meet these requirements: # The CO2 equivalent system must not be used to quantify or measure emissions. It has no scientific credibility. # Any farm emission measuring system must recognize the cyclical nature of farm emissions and be in real greenhouse gases i.e. methane and nitrous oxide. # All emissions must be measured and accurate to that farm and verifiable within a set certainty range as yet to be determined # It must be acknowledged that emissions of ruminant methane that are stable are not causing any emission of any greenhouse gas which is increasing the atmospheric concentration of methane. # It must be acknowledged that the main reason to reduce methane emissions according to the Climate Commission is to offset CO2 emissions. # The only pricing mechanism to encourage reductions in ruminant methane on a farm with stable methane emissions must recognize that farmers are being required to subsidise CO2 emitters and that such encouragement be in the form of a payment made to that farmer # The only pricing mechanism that will require payment from farmers for methane emissions will be for farms with increasing methane emissions above a 2017 base rate on conditions set out in this petition. # The IPCC pathway scenario that has been adopted for methane of a reduction of 24 -47 % must be used for nitrous oxide as well. This calls for nitrous oxide emissions to be between +1 and -26% by 2050 # That any costs placed on farmers must be equivalent to or less than the quantified benefits that will accrue to farmers by the expected reduction in global warming. These costs and benefits must be independently verified. # There will be no requirement for farmers to pay for emissions of methane above the base rate until there is substantial refutation of evidence, published in the refereed scientific literature that states that water vapour dominates methane in concentration and absorbency to a degree that renders methane incapable of impacting temperature to any significant degree. # Actions must be consistent with Article 2b of the Paris Accord and must not result in carbon leakage. Farmers must be credited with any of the following that apply to their farm: * Maintaining soil carbon rates higher than alternative land use e.g. forestry. * Any increasing soil carbon identified on that farm * Carbon stocks in base pasture and other vegetation * All removals of CO2 from increases in vegetation stocks above a base rate. * The methane reduction impact of producing transpiration from farm pasture contributing to the production of the OH radical which breaks down methane. * Any global cooling impact that can be established from the finding by CERN that amines produced by ruminant farming cause the formation of planet cooling clouds. * All livestock emissions associated with animal by-products used for biofuel, eg tallow
Facts About Ruminant Methane NZ
Manukau, New Zealand
Petition to My parents
Help Me Achieve Freedom
A certain girl that I may or may not adore has asked Me [A male], My friend [A male], and one of her friends [A female] Over to her house to watch the new movie “Black Widow”. But my parents won't let me go over, because they say it's too much like a date. I don’t even get a sentence to change their mind. The day after she asked me was one of the happiest days of my life, but the day after that was one of the worst [Because it was this day They told me no]. The fact that I do not even have the tiniest say in this or get to share my voice is quite horrible to me. By signing this petition, You will help me try to get them to at least listen to what I have to say. And who knows, maybe they'll even let me go.
La Grange, KY, United States
Petition to Steve Ethun
Augusta: Give Ginni Rometty the Green Members' Jacket!
The Masters have been a part of sports tradition since 1934. Each year the prestigious golf tournament is held at Augusta National Country Club. And each year the executives of the corporate sponsors of the tournament are presented with honorary membership to the Club and the iconic green member’s jacket. This year’s sponsors include IBM, AT&T and Exxon Mobil. While the Masters dates all the way back to 1934, it's 2012 and Augusta National Golf Course still refuses to admit female members. Because of this outdated policy, the CEO of IBM, Virginia Rometty, won't slip on the famed green jacket and accept her membership alongside her fellow CEO’s this weekend -- simply because she’s a woman. Instead of refusing to answer questions and hiding behind "membership privacy", Bill Payne, Augusta's chair, should take this opportunity to bring the Masters into the modern age and accept Ginni Rometty as the Club’s first female member. Ginni Rometty worked hard to achieve her role and as a sponsor, she should be given the same honors that all other CEOs of sponsoring companies have been given since the tradition began. President Obama and GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney have both called for Augusta to admit women.When my daughter grows up, I want her to live in a world where her hard work is rewarded with a place at the table -- not backwards policies that date back to the 1930's. Please join me in asking Bill Payne to give Ginni the green Member’s jacket!
Milton, VT, United States
Petition to Nimco cabdi
Nawaal women organization
…We always stand for helping community specially women to acheive their goals …
Petition to Tiktok , Narendra Modi, Ministry Of Electronics and Information Technology, Indian Government, Supreme Court of India, President of India, Prime Minister of India
Save the Youngsters of INDIA from TikTok
… india" that only youth can transform india. So to acheive his ambition we have to concentrate on…
Potnuru Sudheer Kumar
Petition to The People
I want to acheive the eradication of Sweatshops
Big companies such as Nike and Kmart are using third world countries to their advantage. The people making their products are working in factories known as 'sweatshops' where there is little to no hygiene, wages that are equivilent to about $2 American and are in cramped and horrible working conditions. Even the best 'sweatshops' have conditions that most of us would refuse to work in even if it meant we wouldn't have a job. These people's children can't even go to school because it either can't be afforded or they can't get to a school. How will this cycle ever stop if each new generation is uneducated? We need this cycle to break and change can only start with YOU
Petition to Manchester City Council
GOVERNMENT DECIDED TO DO NOTHING: PLEASE HELP GET A LEGAL OPINION
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Petition to Welsh Government
i want to acheive making 2D anime and show characters real������✨✨
this impact will change a lot of things, for example if we create of make real 2D anime and show creatures not everyone will be lonely if they exist then everyone would be like so happy and could have someone to talk to and to do things with. Anime characters are amazing and they are like really really hawt so like we otakus and webs just want to see them and hug them and talk to them . another thing is just this christmas i thought saik kusuo was gonna be under my tree brit he wasn’t :(( it was really sad and devastating. but anyway i’m just trying to get over the huge event that happened and move on from the sad and tragic event. and finally this petition is really important because some people and struggling to get out of bed because we have no motivation whatsoever and so if anime characters existed than they would give us motivation!! it works for getting us up to work and getting us up to school . :D and last and finnaly if we also created real 2D characters then we could be like so much happier and stuff and then lastly anyway yes that’s my petition. :DDD i hope that this was a convincing way to help make anime characters real and exist so we can talk see and do things with them .thank you for your time and have a great rest of ur day.
San Diego, CA, United States
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