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- Rahul Dagar Delhi, India
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- 15,746 supporters
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- Why We Rise Movement
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- Rebecca Hammond Sheffield, ENG, United Kingdom
- 3,110 supporters
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- Melissa Moore Santa Fe, NM, United States
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Petition to Network Rail, Mark Carne, Michael Gove
Stop Network Rail Chopping Down Millions of Trees!
… April. Running towards the sound I saw a group of men chopping down tree after tree, leaving … are destroying nests, or they are chopping down the trees before the birds have a chance to nest … in-house assessments that we cannot publicly verify, and from what I could see they were chopping…
Bournemouth, ENG, United Kingdom
Petition to Delhi Government, Central Government, forest department, SDMC
Stop chopping of 16000 Trees in South Delhi for Redevelopment Project
The residents of south Delhi are set to pay the price for the redevelopment projects around seven neighbourhoods, which include Sarojini Nagar, Nauroji Nagar and Netaji Nagar. The forest department has given the permission to chop off at least 16,500 full grown trees to make way for redeveloping of Central government accommodations in the area. The environment impact assessment report for the projects around south Delhi shows that 11,000 out of 13,128 trees will be cut in Sarojini Nagar, 1,465 out of 1,513 will be cut in Nauroji Nagar, 3,033 out of the total 3,906 trees will be chopped off from Netaji Nagar and another 520 will be felled from Kasturba Nagar, which has a cover of as many trees. The figures for RK Puram are yet to be released. In smaller neighbourhoods such as Thyagaraja Nagar and Mohammadpur 108 and 447 trees will be cut for the project, according to the environmental impact assessment (EIA) clearance. Experts and residents have raised alarm against such mass felling of these residential pockets, which are known to be the green belt of the city. just imagine the amount of pollution we have currently and what will going to happen if more than 90 percent trees are gone. Will we able to survive the pollution this time?
Petition to Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan, RSPCA Western Australia, Amanda Swift, RSPCA WA Chief Inspector, WA Police Force
Prosecute Kevin Kookaburras Murderer!
The Western Australian Police and RSPCA need to prosecute this vile person for this senseless act! How disgusting that he is supposedly "protected" under a loop in the Act, what about our native wildlife and innocence of our kids being "protected"? And now this coward has left the country to avoid the media and backlash from his stupidity. Come back and face your crimes! He should be arrested on sight at the airport when he returns to Perth. The WA State Government have said in a media statement, “Kookaburras are considered native fauna under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 as they are native to Australia. The penalty for taking native fauna without a licence or other authority may be an infringement of $2500 or a fine of up to $50,000 if the matter is taken to court.” This person has been named in the media, however the organisers of this petition will not be naming him in text, only links to news stories as this case progresses. Please keep sharing and encouraging your friends to sign and share. 15/11/19 - Update He's been fined $2500, with other authorities still investigating the incident. On Friday the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions confirmed it had concluded its investigation into the incident. “Thanks to the assistance of WA Police Force, and staff and patrons at the Parkerville Tavern, an individual has been issued with a $2500 infringement for ‘the unlawful take of fauna’,” a spokesperson said. https://www.watoday.com.au/national/western-australia/perth-man-fined-2500-for-ripping-head-off-kevin-the-kookaburra-20191115-p53b51.html 02/11/19 - Update Hundreds sign petition to prosecute alleged kookaburra killer for animal cruelty. (Ed. That's you guys!) https://www.news.com.au/technology/science/animals/hundreds-sign-petition-to-prosecute-alleged-kookaburra-killer-daniel-welfare-for-animal-cruelty/news-story/f895c034f1532d9ededfd97eda56b096 The man accused of ripping the head off a kookaburra and throwing away its lifeless body has fled the country after threats from vigilantes, his lawyer claims. https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/wildlife/kevin-the-kookaburra-accused-flees-country-after-death-threats-ng-b881369093z This story has also made the NZ Herald. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=12281776 31/10/19 - RSPCAWA Media Statement https://www.rspcawa.asn.au/news/2019-10-31-update-on-incident-involving-kookaburra-at-parkerville-tavern 26/10/19 - The West Australian Newspaper A man who reportedly ripped the head off a cheeky kookaburra in front of young children at the Parkerville Tavern is set to avoid scrutiny from the RSPCA because the bird did not suffer. Witnesses have recounted how the man, thought to be in his 40s, allegedly grabbed the bird and swiftly wrenched its head off and threw away the body after it landed on his plate on Friday night. Kevin the kookaburra was a familiar visitor to the outdoor area of the tavern over a number of years and his love for stealing steak sandwiches and fish from the plates of patrons was well known. Witness Chantelle, who asked that her surname not be published, said the alleged attack on Kevin had traumatised her two children aged eight and 10. She was at the tavern to celebrate her wedding anniversary with a pub meal when the horrifying incident unfolded. “Kevin had flown down onto this bloke’s plate and the bloke grabbed him and I went ‘Oh my god, he’s got him and then he sort of just hesitated for a moment, like seconds, and then put his hands quickly under the table and just ripped his head off,” she said. “The bird squawked when he grabbed it, obviously, but the sound of that ... it was just horrible and I was just instantly on my feet. It all erupted then, people were very, very angry and yelling abuse at him.” “The thing that got me is he just threw the bird on the floor, he just ditched it on the floor.” Chantelle said she reported the incident to the RSPCA WA and the Department of Biodiversity and Community Attractions. Amanda Swift, RSPCA WA Chief Inspector, confirmed the incident was reported to the organisation’s Cruelty Hotline on Friday night and inquiries had been made. “Sadly, right now under Western Australian law, it does not appear that this horrific act constitutes an offence under the Animal Welfare Act 2002,” she said. “While RSPCA WA Inspectors can only take action under the Animal Welfare Act where an animal has suffered, the incident with Kevin the Kookaburra may have contravened laws designed specifically to protect native wildlife.” RSPCA WA Chair Lynne Bradshaw said Animal Welfare law in WA was based on cruelty and suffering, and due to the quick nature of Kevin’s demise, it did not appear to meet the level of suffering required to become an offence under the law. “Because of that, RSPCA WA Inspectors may not be able to prosecute for animal cruelty,” Ms Bradshaw said. “If you are outraged by this horrific incident, please take the time to make a submission to the review (into the Animal Welfare Act 2002) currently underway to demand animal welfare laws that protect animals from senseless violence, such as this.” A police spokesperson said the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions was aware of the incident and was conducting a joint investigation with the WA Police Force. “If the allegations are true, this is a despicable act,” the spokesperson said. Update 28/10/19 - The Advocate A MAN who tore the head off a kookaburra at a Perth pub in front of horrified children may still face prosecution. The man, believed to be aged in his 40s, was at the Parkerville Tavern when he allegedly grabbed the kookaburra – known as Kevin – and pulled the bird’s head off then threw it under the table. Kevin was known for cheekily stealing food from pub patrons. An RSPCA spokeswoman told AAP the organisation had not given up possibly pursuing the man but said the Act was unclear. https://thewest.com.au/news/wildlife/kookaburras-head-ripped-off-in-barbaric-attack-at-parkerville-tavern-ng-b881364397z?fbclid=IwAR14Yn2ryq9T8lWlpYdFV3EaYPnz-g-p2hQvFYr3zGlKCmJftlXZhR4eK90 https://www.communitynews.com.au/kalamunda-reporter/news/man-may-be-charged-for-kookaburra-decapitation/
Petition to Canadian Judicial Council
BACK on the CHOPPING BLOCK Again: We are demanding Fair Treatment For Justice McLeod
Justice Donald McLeod of the Ontario Court of Justice is a well-respected leader in Black communities across Canada. He has taken a courageous stance to combat anti-Black racism and advance in a non-partisan way the issues that affect people of African descent. On December 20, 2018, a Hearing Panel of the Ontario Judicial Council dismissed a complaint against Justice Donald McLeod regarding his involvement in combating anti-Black racism and using his lived experience to address the diverse needs of people of African descent across Canada. (See the Hearing Panel’s reasons for dismissing the complaint here: https://www.ontariocourts.ca/ocj/files/ojc/decisions/2018-mcleod-EN.docx Since that time, the Judicial Council has again challenged Justice McLeod regarding his role in the community. In our view, these new allegations undermine trust between the community and our public institutions. We are concerned that the establishment is placing one of the few Black judges of the Ontario Court of Justice under disproportionate scrutiny. The new allegations are particularly troubling given the adoption by Canada and Ontario of the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent, given its themes of development, recognition and justice. The allegations diminish and tarnish the important and appropriate role that Black leaders, including judges, can play in their communities. We support Justice McLeod's commitment to advance positive change in the futures of our current and upcoming generations, eradicate systemic anti-Black racism and to see Canada fulfill its commitment to all of its citizens. The Ontario Judicial Council ruling in Justice McLeod’s first hearing recognized the legitimate moral obligation racialized judges may feel to act as leaders and role models within communities directly impacted by racism based on their lived experience. That is why we, the undersigned, support Justice Donald McLeod. We deplore a judicial standard, in which Black judges are required to forget their lived experience and to turn their back on their community.
Why We Rise Movement
Petition to Acorn Environmental Management Group
Acorn Environmental Management Group: stop chopping Sheffield's healthy street trees
We are asking Acorn Environmental Management Group to withdraw their services from the "Streets Ahead" highway maintenance contract in Sheffield. The 25 year PFI contract for highway maintenance in Sheffield includes a target for Amey to chop down 17,500 street trees(1) - that's nearly half of the street trees in the city. Since 2012, over 5,500 street trees have been removed. The majority of them have been healthy, and causing only minor damage to pavements which could easily be repaired using standard techniques. These unnecessary fellings have provoked increasingly vocal protests by peaceful campaigners who are distressed at the unnecessary loss of the city's ecological assets. The 17,500 target was secret until Sheffield City Council were forced to publish part of the contract in March 2018 (2). However local people have long argued that the scale of tree-felling on Sheffield's streets is unnecessary and unjustifiable. These views are supported by various national and international experts in arboriculture and highway engineering (3). In order to remove half of the street trees in the city, it is inevitable that a large proportion of healthy trees will be removed that are not causing any significant problems with the highway, and could otherwise be retained if the target did not exist. Since Amey's own arborists, and other local companies, have withdrawn from the tree-felling only Acorn Environmental Group have continued to be involved. As Arb Approved contractors, Acorn are required to meet and uphold the Arboricultural Association's Code of Ethics (4). This includes the commitment to practice the profession "with due regard to sound ecological, social, economic and environmental principles to the advantage of present and future generations." (5) This programme is also contrary to Acorn's own Sustainability Policy (6). According to this policy document, Acorn Environmental Management Group "shall achieve its sustainability vision by: Making a positive environmental impact wherever it is possible to do so [and] Measuring and monitoring its impact upon the local community and ensuring that the local community benefits from its proximity to the organisation" Street trees are known to have positive environmental and health benefits and there is an increasing body of research evidence to support this. These benefits are recognised and promoted by cities throughout the world (7, 8, 9) For example, street trees can have health benefits equivalent to being seven years younger (10). By continuing to participate in the unsustainable tree-felling programme in Sheffield, Acorn Environmental Management Group are supporting and condoning the harm that is being done to the city and its residents, breaching the Arboricultural Association's Code of Ethics and their own Sustainability Policy. We call on Acorn Environmental Services Group to withdraw their services from Amey in Sheffield with immediate effect. References 1 - Sheffield City Council: Streets Ahead Contract Schedule 2 (Service Standards) https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/content/dam/sheffield/docs/roads-and-pavements/streetsahead/Schedule%202,%20Service%20Standards_Redacted_2018.pdf Performance requirement 6.38 "The Service Provider [Amey] shall replace Highway Trees in accordance with the Annual Tree Management Programme at a rate of not less than 200 per year so that 17,500 Highway Trees are replaced by the end of the Term, such replacement to be in accordance with the Highway Tree Replacement Policy, unless Authority Approval has been obtained for deviation from this policy" (Note: Sheffield City Council have confirmed that no deviation has been agreed). 2 - Information Commissioner's Office: Freedom of Information Act decision notice ref FS50689106 https://ico.org.uk/media/action-weve-taken/decision-notices/2018/2173213/fs50689106.pdf 3 - Sheffield Tree Action Groups: What the experts say https://savesheffieldtrees.org.uk/what-the-experts-say/ 4 - Arboricultural Association: Become and Arb Approved Contractor https://www.trees.org.uk/Accreditation/Become-an-ARB-Approved-Contractor 5 - Arboricultural Association: Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct https://www.trees.org.uk/Help-Advice/Public/Our-members-code-of-ethics-and-professional-conduc 6 - Acorn Environmental Management Group: Sustainability Policy http://acorn-grp.co.uk/pdf/Sustainable-Development-Policy-2017.pdf 7 - City of Vancouver: Benefits of trees https://www.cityofvancouver.us/publicworks/page/benefits-trees 8 - Hackney Borough Council: Biodiversity Action Plan 2012-17 https://www.hackney.gov.uk/media/6489/biodiversity-action-plan/.../BAP-2012-2017 9 - Stephen Lacey in the Daily Telegraph: Why we should plant more urban trees https://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/problem-solving/why-we-should-plant-more-urban-trees/ 10 - Kardan, Gozdyra, et al: Neighborhood greenspace and health in a large urban center https://www.nature.com/articles/srep11610
Sheffield, ENG, United Kingdom
Petition to fingal county council, email@example.com
Stop Fingal Co Co chopping down trees in Skerries town
…Please sign this petition to halt Fingal County Council further chopping down mature trees in…
Petition to Michelle Obama, Donald J. Trump
Stop Chopping down trees
If the water becomes polluted from litter we can no longer use it for drinking or recreation. Animals may mistake the items of litter floating in the water as food and could choke on them or they may get entangled in it. Litter can be very dirty. Not only does it not look nice but, it may carry germs.
Petition to John Giardina, Rhonda Hardy, Hon. David Templeman. MLA, Michael Fernie, Geoff Stallard, Sarah Lohmeyer, David Almond, Dylan O’Conner, Cameron Blair, Margaret Thomas, Kathy Richie, Allan Morton, Bro...
Stop the City of Kalamunda from chopping down one of the historic Lemon Scented Gum Trees.
Save a significant and historic tree from removal by the City of Kalamunda: For almost two years the Wattle grove Community have fought to save and preserve a historic and beloved avenue of Lemon Scented Gums from the chop at the hands of the City of Kalamunda. Referred to as the “Gateway to the Hills” the Avenue of Lemon Scented Gums run along Welshpool Rd East and flank the southern side and median strip, near Lewis Rd. Almost 60 years old, this beautiful streetscape was described by State Heritage as having “cultural significance” given: its “visually pleasing vista” which “contributes to the community’s sense of place.” Also, State Heritage noted the Avenue is associated with the “post-WW1 practice of Main Roads of planting trees in roadside verges and median strips, which was influenced by the Tree Society of Western Australia.” After the community’s victory (the trees were spared), the area was going to be declared a Heritage area by the City (to be preserved). However now, before the heritage area has been approved, the City has revealed it is considering a new development that could see one of these magnificent trees chopped down, for a slip lane. The tree is almost 60 years old, about 15 metres tall and over 2 metres in circumference. It is understood that the original “mother tree” Lemon Scented Gum will be felled, as will as two progeny trees that have grown up either side. The slip lane will also require the clearing of healthy native vegetation. Help me fight for this historic and significant tree, help me fight to keep the integrity of the Avenue intact in its original entirety, help me fight to give community members the respect that their voices deserve and the right to maintain the legacy of the hard-won initial victory of saving the Avenue of Lemon Scented Gums.
Petition to national green tribunal, Imran Hussain, Arvind Kejriwal, prakash javedkar, Gita Mittal
Stop tree chopping in south Delhi for purpose of redevelopment.
…Delhi is in an environmental turbulence at the moment and the news of chopping of 16,500 trees in…
Petition to SFPS Education Board, @lorraineprice, @drveronicagarcia
Save Francis X. Nava Elementary from the chopping block
Please sign your name to save Nava Elementary school from being shut down. Francis X. Nava has offered its students a wonderful supportive learning environment and arts fused ecosystem that works. We ask the SFPS board not to dismantle a school which is working. Francis X. Nava is fortunate enough to have a curriculum forward approach AND an arts emphasis with programs such as: El Otro Lado: Connection to place. Nava is one of only a few schools in the district that offer ArtWorks. ArtWorks seeks to make the arts personally meaningful to elementary school students and teachers through an integrated program of art-making, viewing live performances and exhibits, and achieving understanding through inquiry and reflection. Nava also offers the interactive program Talking Hands/Talking Feet. Our school also shares a program with the Santa Fe Opera. Please do not allow our Nava students to suffer the brunt of a failed state budget. We ask the SFPS board of education to take the proper time to make a more informed and appropriate plan and not succumb to the devastating failure of closing schools.
Santa Fe, NM, United States
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