animal abuse

34 petitions

Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Karina Ewer

We the undersigned wish to see Streaky Bay Council laws on Volunteer Cat Traps change.

At the moment Volunteer Cat Trapping is welcomed by the District Council of Streaky Bay, as Feral Cats have been always been & continue to be a problem for this town. Unfortunately though, not everyone seems to be doing the right thing as suggested by Council & many Pet Cats are mysteriously disappearing. The Council laws need to be looked at, so that Pet Cats & their owners are protected.  Cat trapping needs to be undertaken ONLY by Council Officers, so that it's Feral Cats being caught & euthanised properly or better yet (Trap, Neuter, Release)..... NOT family pets, by Community members hiring a trap to deal with a problem Pet in their area. It is far too easy to trap a neighboring cat & dispose of it, without anyone ever knowing. Many people in Streaky Bay have had Pet Cats mysteriously disappear & some people have stories about how they are fully aware of who disposed of their pet after trapping it in a Volunteer Cat trap (easily available from Council) or from many sites on the internet. We would like The District Council of Streaky Bay of SA to meet & discuss making changes to the hiring of Cat traps to members of the Community within the town. We would like the following changes to be made: Volunteer Cat Trapping to STOP within the inner residential part of Streaky Bay. That descision be made very clear to Community members & a substantial fine put in place for ignoring the new Bi-Law. We require our local Council (District Council of Streaky Bay), to protect Pet owners in the Community by making these changes.    

Berlinda Brumfield
5,832 supporters
Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to World Wildlife Fund, Animals Asia, PETA, four paws, Welttier Schutz, World Animal Protection

Increase protection for moon bears in their natural habitat to prevent bear bile farming

Bear Bile farming isn't one of the more well known animal welfare issues although it is a very big problem. In countires like China and Vietnam bears are being farmed for a liquid they produce. The conditions that this is happening in is terrible. What we are trying to do is increase the protection for the Moon Bears in their natural habitat to prevent them from being poached and sold into the Bear Bile Trade.  These bears have not been bought up in captivity for the purpose of farming. They are taken from the wild and their natural habitats as babies. Once they have been captured they spend their whole life in a tiny cage that they can't even move in. These bears are starved and often suffer from terrible infections and diseases. They often have terrible teeth after trying to chew their way through cages and failing.  The bears undergo an initial surgery in which they have a pipe inserted into their liver, then twice a day, they have their bile removed via the permanent pipe. They only just survive day to day because of the antibiotics they are given, and that doesn't stop them feeling the pain.  What we are trying to do is stop this terrible practice by preventing the amount of bears being used. The Moon bears are becoming extinct and we need to protect these beautiful species. Hopefully, if we get enough signatures the countries that this is happening in will protect the Moon bears and prevent Bear Bile farming from happening altogether.  

Soph -
8,022 supporters