Petition to Minister of Primary Industries and Minister of Justice
Sentenced for heinous act of puppy abuse BUT the fight goes on for all other abused pets
An unexpectedly quick plea and sentence meant our petition was not handed to the judge although the judge was asked to consider the level of support shown by the petition by the Police. The person in the story below received a 2 year jail sentence for killing the 5 month old puppy. Sentencing of 2 years jail for animal abuse is better than many punishments handed down but below the 3 years 9 months maximum possible (5 years less 25% for a guilty plea). Click here to read the Northern Advocate article about the sentencing. I am not letting this drop. This petition will now be used to help lobby for stronger sentences for crimes like this and to help change the standards judges sentence by. I am lobbying local MPs to help me get this petition to the Minister of Primary Industries. I will personally travel from Invercargill to Wellington to present the petition. The the aim is to ensure the recommendations provided to judges in regards to the sentencing of animal abusers is set at a higher level, a level that will actually deter future animal abuse and reflect the heinous nature of this crime. This puppy's suffering and death will NOT be for nothing. The original story is below. On Sunday July 9, 2017 53 year old Northland Hanuere Paul Witehira, struck a 5 month old puppy multiple times with a hammer because he could not get the lunch he wanted. He had been drinking. The puppy suffered skull fractures and broken teeth. It was subsequently put down by a vet. I just can't imagine the fear, pain and suffering the puppy would have gone through. According to the Northern Advocate article, howls could be heard blocks away and it was the man's own son along with neighbours who called police. The unnamed man is being held in custody. No animal deserves to be treated like this under any circumstances. I am calling for the maximum 5 year imprisonment penalty to be enforced in this case. It is a clear cut instance of extreme animal abuse causing massive suffering. I will ask Senior Sargent Brian Swann of the Mid North Police to present this petition to the prosecutor prior to the next hearing on July 18. This petition will provide evidence to show the sentencing judge that this behaviour will not be tolerated by New Zealanders and it should be punished strongly. Support this petition to help ensure this receives a punishment that truly reflects the crime. You can not stand by and allow another minimal punishment to be handed down in this case. The Northern Advocate article can be found by clicking here The Northern Advocate follow up story is here. Click to read.
Petition to Australian govermment
Animal Testing In Cosmetics Should Be Illegal
An estimated 27,000 different animals are being tested on each year for cosmetics. This includes mice, rats and rabbits and it causes them pain,distress and sometimes death. There are 20,000 legal chemical ingredients available to the makers of cosmetics products that are considered to be safe. There is no excuse for these animals to suffer.
Petition to Niall Blair
Our tiny Jack Russell was mutilated and dumped - justice for Honey
Honey, mum’s sweet 14 yr old Jack Russell and much-loved member of the family, was brutally tortured. Mutilated and her body tossed away without a thought. We found her lifeless corpse in a neighbour’s yard. Honey may have been little in size, but had a big heart and glowing personality. Now our sweet furry mate is gone. Another pet innocently taken by the hands of man. We've heard of other incidents of torturous animal abuse in the area -- many going unpunished. We're terrified that Honey's death could be swept under the carpet. I am fed up of reading about poor pets being brutally killed, their abusers getting away free. When is Enough is enough Australia. Our politicians need to harden up on punishments for animal welfare rights. Please help me demand justice for Honey and a crackdown on animal cruelty laws in NSW. Rip little honey girl xx
Petition to Johnson & Johnson, panadol , Australian Medical Association, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
save their lives, stop animal testing on medicine!
Animals shouldn't be treated this way to satisfy our results, they're vulnerable, unprotected under the needles. There's are so many alternative ways of testing medical products, they're more accurate, affordable and environmental friendly such as vitro methods. We believe animals are not born to be tested in laboratories with unknown disease they already had. Let's make a change not only for the animals but US! Save more lives.
Petition to Joy Hentschke
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 needs 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, 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 fine put in place for ignoring the new Bi-Law. We require our local Council to protect Pet owners in the Community by making these changes.
Petition to Instagram
Ending Animal Abuse
Myself and many others have recently come across the instagram account @skhwt09334621437 this account is showing footage of people abusing animals these things include grabbing DOGS BY THEIR TAIL and winding them around and around in circles until they are set flying into the air onto the road, we need to take action. It was found that this account was owned by a shelter owner and he was posting these videos to raise awareness. Regardless this is not acceptable, by signing this petition you are doing your bit to help end animal abuse. Thankyou!
Petition to Ray White
Eviction Of Annoying Neighbour
This lady whom I dont want to name for legal reasons has made threats to multiple neighbours including young children and animals.She is always being disruptive of the neighbourhood by speeding up and down the street,screaming and abusing her two children under the age of 4. She has multiple guys coming in and out of the premises which effects the neighbours due to continuously parking on their front lawn and being loud at all times of the night. She moved in just before Christmas 2017 and has made the neighbours watch her kids the first week she moved in so she could sleep with her partner's. She continuously texts, emails and facebooks the neighbours of Nickel Street with abusive and harrasment due to the people of Nickel Street raising concerns of the welfare of the two young children and animals. Neighbours have witnessed the abuse against her animals and children on numerous occasions. SHE NEEDS TO MOVE.
Petition to RSPCA, Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Voiceless, Animal Liberation
Ban Bull Riding! Cruelty is not entertainment.
Recently, footage from the night of the 9/12/17 at the Adelaide Entertainment Center emerged showing the horrible treatment of bulls during a PROFESSIONAL, SOLD-OUT event. The bull BREAKS its leg, and proceeds to be pulled by its tail in circles until it is eventually taken backstage. This footage is SCARRING to children, and the supposed 'family' entertainment should be STOPPED. Personally, I can't sit back and watch as bulls are being unwillingly attacked and forced to race. By signing, we are hoping to stop the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) from hosting events in Australia ever again. Riders like Cody Heffernan are supporting this industry. By signing this petition, we can get the message out that this 'sport' is not OK.