We are students from South Island School in Hong Kong, for our global perspectives group project, we decided to make a difference for dogs lives in Hong Kong as many of them are treated poorly. As we read more into it, we learned more about the different issues that dogs face in Hong Kong. One of the greater issues is puppy mills. We hope we can allow more people around the world to become aware of this issue.
Many dogs are victims to puppy mills. Many of the puppies in pet shops are puppies from puppy mills. The parents of the puppy may have been used for breeding since it was very young and has been constantly breeding with no rest.
Diseases from puppy mills can include : Epilepsy, Heart disease, Kidney disease, Musculoskeletal disorders (hip dysplasia, luxating patellas, etc.), Endocrine disorders (diabetes, hyperthyroidism), Blood disorders (anemia, Von Willebrand disease), Deafness, Eye problems (cataracts, glaucoma, progressive retinal atrophy, etc.) and many others.
By signing the petition you would be agreeing to be responsible and humane to stray dogs and when thinking of buying a dog, you will choose to adopt or buy from a responsible breeder.
Please check out our website on this problem at : https://christopherkcchung.wixsite.com/sis11gpdogsRead more
WestJet Airlines Ltd. is a Canadian airline founded in 1996. WestJet provides scheduled and charter air service to 100+ destinations in Canada, the United States, Europe, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean.
WestJet is currently the second-largest Canadian air carrier, operating an average of 777 flights and carrying over 66,130 guests per day. In 2018, WestJet carried 25.49 million passengers, making it the ninth-largest airline in North America by passengers carried.
Each year, airlines throw out enough aluminum cans to build 58, 747s. That's a ton of wasted aluminum that will take hundreds of years to decompose- and that's just the recyclable cans that are being thrown in the garbage, not counting the plastic cups, plastic water bottles, paper napkins etc. that could all be recycled.
With other major competing airlines, such as Air Canada implementing new Waste Management Strategies that aim to reduce their waste sent to landfill by 20%, its time that WestJet establishes the same. With the planet's state becoming more and more severe in terms of pollution and the amount of waste, it is crucial for airlines to do their part and contribute the most efficient and economically friendly form of waste management possible. Although WestJet does have a recycling program in place, it hasn't been revised since 2014 and could be greatly improved.
Sign this petition to let the CEO of WestJet, Ed Sims know that you think the utmost, efficient recycling regulations should be mandatory on all WestJet aircrafts! Read more
Taylor RileyKawartha Lakes, Canada
Created Apr 5, 2019
Petition to British Poultry Council, Richard Griffiths, Andrew Brodie, Maire Burnett, Daniel Parker, Shradda Kaul
I’m a super busy mom and have always chosen to shop at Target because I thought its policies towards employees were more humane than Walmart.
But I just learned Target is worse than Walmart -- it only offers two weeks paid parental leave plus some short-term disability for people who give birth!
Leaving my tiny two-week-old baby would be extremely painful, and yet 1 in 4 women in this country have to go back to work within 2 weeks of giving birth because of inadequate policies like Target's.
When I gave birth to my son Oliver, I only had six weeks of paid parental leave, barely enough time to recover from my C-section. I can't imagine what it would have been like if me or my husband would have had to leave him after just two weeks.
So when I see Target employees stocking shelves, working the check-out line or answering questions I can’t help but wonder whether they’ve got a tiny baby at home who they can’t be with.
I believe being there and providing for those you love isn’t negotiable. That’s why I’d love for you to join me in calling on Target to provide 12 weeks fully paid parental leave to ALL employees.
To: Target CEO Brian Cornell
As one of the largest employers in the U.S. your family leave policies have an enormous impact on the lives of working families. Right now Target is failing to live up to its image as one of America’s favorite family brands, but you’ve got a clear opportunity to close that gap by expanding Target’s paid parental leave policy for ALL of its employees to 12 weeks fully paid. As Walmart recently showed there is a huge opportunity to provide employees the leave they need, and employers who don’t keep up will lose out in the race for talent.Read more
The Savannah College of Art & Design has been struck by tragedy yet again. Within the first quarter of the 2018-2019 academic year, three student deaths have been reported. While any loss is utterly tragic, the fact that two of these cases were ruled as suicides makes the situation even more dire.
We are a school of artists and creatively-minded individuals and many of us have suffered from or currently suffer from some form of mental health issue. Yet, we have very few options to treat these issues. Our on-campus counseling services are sorely lacking in both the number of available counselors and the types of counseling they provide. Due to these issues students are either faced with waiting two weeks, or more likely upwards of a month, to have a session with a SCAD counselor. That, or they are forced to find privatized counseling that they often cannot afford. Also, for those who have experienced forms of sexual assault, whether on campus or in the surrounding city, there is no specific support system available to the victims other than generalized counseling services that often do not have the specific skills necessary to treat victims. It is obvious that changes are necessary in this flawed system.
While SCAD does offer better mental health services than some college campuses, we would like for some changes to be made. The first change is that SCAD counseling more actively engages with it's students outside of Bradley Hall, the designated counseling building, by making counselors available for group therapy sessions at designated major buildings during midterms and finals weeks. Secondly, we ask that SCAD provides a mandatory assembly among each grade level on an annual basis that informs students of the signs of mental health decline and suicide risk and what to do, or what services are available to them, if they notice these signs in themselves or their peers. Thirdly, we hope that SCAD will hire more counselors, some being specifically trained in sexual assault, so as to decrease the wait time for students to make appointments and allow students with every kind of issue to be addressed. Finally, and most importantly, we ask SCAD to review and amend it's very strict absence policy. While we understand the well-intended, and in some cases necessary, four-absence-per-course policy it has a drastically negative affect on students who are currently suffering from a mental health decline. The change we would like to be made is that if students can either provide written recognition of their mental health decline from a licensed therapist with the guarantee that they will continue treatment or agree to undergo a series of mandatory counseling sessions with SCAD counseling, these individuals be given a 1-2 absence extension per class. With the absence policy looming over them, students feel the need to push past their suffering and attend class which only increases their stress and ultimately harms them more. This needs to change.
We, the students of Savannah College of Art & Design, humbly ask for your consideration of these changes. Our student body is devastated at having lost so many peers and we cannot take another tragedy. Please, take the time to read over our requests and think of the benefit they will have on our community as a whole. Read more
This petition is to focus on Internet Safety! This is a reaction to so many tragedies as a result of bullying and online trolling, a number that will only rise while no action is taken.
We are petitioning for more regulation on chat rooms, comment sections etc. to stop the online pressure people receive everyday. Trolls and cyber bullies should not be as effective and relevant as they are, and wouldn’t be if social media was monitored for the benefit of everyday users. With strong monitoring should come stronger punishment for cyber bullies, which will act as both a lesson and a deterrent for future offenders.Newspapers and tabloids should not feel above the law, and shouldn’t report specific details about cases before a trial! The media is the heart of a lot of tragedies due to the pressure they put on people in the public eye. They should respect the privacy of human beings, celebrity or not!
Finally, Mental Health is taken seriously as a whole. However, not enough is done to protect people’s mental health. Tabloids and Paparazzi are still able to pressure people. So-called sports fans are able to blast players on their race, appearance etc. All of a sudden I ask myself, where is the protection for mental health?
We don’t ask for much, just for media in general to put less pressure on people to where they feel trapped in their own lives and cannot escape being blasted by people daily. The law is that you are innocent until proven guilty, not the other way around. This has been abolished by tabloids that choose whether someone is guilty or not before a trial, and doesn’t mind blasting ones reputation regardless. This goes for false reviews on companies also. A reputation should not be tarnished if they haven’t been proved to doing any wrongs.
Please take the 30 seconds to sign the petition and make the change we need. Your small action could make the large impact to finally put pressure back onto these entities abusing someone’s human rights. Social media should be an escape from everyday life, not a trap that people cannot escape.Read more