Petition to Senator Marty Golden, Assembly Carl Heastie, Nicole Malliotakis, Matthew Titone, James Tedisco, STATE OF NEW YORK, Senator Marty Golden, Speaker of the Assembly Carl Heastie
Revise Article 26 353-B to Protect Pets from Inclement Weather NY
As recent cases of neglect, due to pets being left out in the cold have come to light in New York, it has been made clear that some changes need to be made to Article 26B ( Agriculture and Market Law- relating to Cruelty to Animals ). I would like N.Y. to create an example and require that no dog or cat be left out for an extended amount of time in inclement weather, which includes : - When the temperature outside is 35°F or below - When the outside temperature is 85°F or higher - When there's a wind chill warning - When there is a heat advisory - When there is a blizzard or hurricane. Also that for any pet living outside for the majority of the time, the guidelines for adequate shelter be changed to add: - Shelter must be well constructed, have a slanted roof, enclosed sides, a doorway and a solid, level floor raised at least two inches from the ground. - Shelter should have no cracks or openings other than the entrance. - Shelter must be rainproof and windproof with an adequate amount of straw bedding. Pets must have access to food and fresh water. Together we can provide a better quality of living for our pets!
Petition to Cui Tiankai, Chen Wu, Shao Qiwei, Li Jinzao
Stop the Yulin Dog Meat Festival in China Permanently!
While watching Lisa Vanderpump’s popular reality show, I was sickened to learn about the Yulin Dog Meat Festival. This festival is cruel and hideous. It started in 2010 and has no religious or ceremonial value. The dogs are beaten and then skinned alive — crying out in agony as people cheer on the butchers. Then the poor creatures are fed to people all over the city. Outraged and feeling desperate to do something, anything for these helpless dogs, I started this petition to say enough is enough — it’s time to STOP the Yulin Dog Meat Festival permanently! The festival hits home on a personal level. Dogs are my life. As a professional dog groomer, it’s my job to treat dogs with the highest level of compassion and care. And as a mom to three dogs — one rescued from Hurricane Katrina — I consider my dogs as family members, and would do anything to protect them. Anyone who has ever had a dog knows how sensitive, loyal, loving and trusting dogs are. Please sign my petition to help END this despicable festival for good. If you need more coaxing to sign, watch this video and see if you can stomach what happens to the dogs. You won't be able to sleep.
Petition to Spartanburg City Council
Pass a Spartanburg ordinance that pets cannot be left outside alone in dangerous weather
The City of Spartanburg should pass a stronger ordinance penalizing pet owners who leave their pets outside in dangerous or extreme weather. It should be illegal for a pet to be left leashed and alone or caged outside in temperatures and for a length of time that exceed safe limits as determined by qualified experts (for instance in below-freezing temperatures). Pet owners found violating these restrictions should face stiff fines and repeat offenders should face pet forfeiture and jail time.
Petition to Tyson Foods, Tom Hayes, Gary Mickelson, Derek Burleson, Scott Rouse, Doug Ramsey, Justin Whitmore
Tyson: Stop Starving Birds
Tyson Foods keeps its breeder birds perpetually starving and desperate for food. When I started my investigation, I was prepared to see animals forced to live in miserable conditions, but I wasn’t prepared for just how extreme that misery actually is. This is the first time anyone has worked undercover inside a “broiler” chicken breeding factory farm.The egregious abuses were the most horrifying to witness: Tyson employees kicked, swung, and threw live birds by their wings, violently shoved them into cages, inhumanely and improperly killed them, and even punched or suffocated some animals to death. Workers also ran over birds with forklifts, crushed them with transport cages, and left them to slowly die.I was also shocked to discover a cruel and painful practice that few people even know about — it’s never before been documented on hidden camera: workers grabbed young male breeder birds by their heads and stabbed dull plastic rods or “bones” through their sensitive nostrils, commonly referred to as “boning.” The wide plastic rods block the birds from fitting their heads inside certain food containers in order to limit what and how much they eat.The good news is that after watching our investigative footage, Tyson announced that it’s immediately ending this cruel and barbaric practice. But there’s still a crucial underlying issue that Tyson needs to address about this practice: why was it being done in the first place?Tyson’s chickens have been genetically manipulated to grow so unnaturally obese so quickly that they often collapse under their own weight and some suffer from heart attacks. With such extreme growth, these birds have developed extreme appetites. However, unlike an average “meat” chicken, who will be slaughtered at less than two months old—before these ailments fully manifest—breeder birds must survive much longer. Thus, to prevent these breeder birds from growing too big, too quickly, Tyson deliberately starves them -- leaving the birds in a constant state of hunger.So while Tyson is taking a step in the right direction by ending the cruel practice of “boning,” these birds will continue to starve and suffer until the company stops breeding and raising birds who have been genetically manipulated for fast growth.The best way we can help birds is to leave them off our plates, but we can also take a stand against cruelty by telling Tyson to stop starving birds! - Rusty, a Compassion Over Killing undercover investigator
Petition to Florida State Senate, Florida State House, Marco Rubio, Bill Nelson, Thad Altman, Rick Scott, Alabama State House, Alabama State Senate, Arkansas State Senate, Arkansas State House, John McCain, Arizona State Senate, Arizona State House, California State Senate, Jerry Brown, Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, California State House, Connecticut State House, Chris Murphy, Rosa DeLauro, Georgia State House, Johnny Isakson, Nathan Deal, Tulsi Gabbard, Idaho State Senate, Idaho State House, Illinois State House, Illinois State Senate, Tammy Duckworth, Indiana State House, Chip Perfect, Shawn Keough, Dorothy L. Hukill, Tom Goodson, Bill Posey, Texas State House, Texas State Senate, Louisiana State House, Georgia State Senate, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Wayne Ivy, Brevard County Animal Services, Ron Wyden, Matt Bevin, Rand Paul, Kate Brown, Jeff Merkley, Mitch McConnell
Outlaw hog vs. dog hunting/fighting in the wild
Goal: To outlaw the cruel and inhumane practice of using dogs to hunt wild boar in Florida, as well as in the 31 others states it's currently legal or have no laws on the books. Florida (as well as other states) has a wild boar problem. Hogs are numerous, omnivorous and have no natural predators, making them one of the largest nuisance pests in the state. There are many humane options for dealing with the pigs, which do not need to involve brutally killing the pigs or putting domesticated dogs in harm’s way. However, despite the existence of alternatives, Florida and other states have exempted the use of "bait-dogs" in boar hunting. This practice is incredibly dangerous and very inhumane for the dogs and boars involved. Each of the 32 states that allow this practice laws differ, but Florida animal cruelty statute states: FLORIDA ANIMALS: CRUELTY; SALES; ANIMAL ENTERPRISE PROTECTION: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0800-0899/0828/Sections/0828.122.html 828.122 Fighting or baiting animals; offenses; penalties.—(1) This act may be cited as “The Animal Fighting Act.”(2) As used in this section, the term:(a) “Animal fighting” means fighting between roosters or other birds or between dogs, bears, or other animals.(b) “Baiting” means to attack with violence, to provoke, or to harass an animal with one or more animals for the purpose of training an animal for, or to cause an animal to engage in, fights with or among other animals. In addition, “baiting” means the use of live animals in the training of racing greyhounds.(c) “Person” means every natural person, firm, copartnership, association, or corporation.(3) Any person who knowingly commits any of the following acts commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084:Baiting, breeding, training, transporting, selling, owning, possessing, or using any wild or domestic animal for the purpose of animal fighting or baiting; (9) This section shall not apply to:.....(e) Any person using dogs to hunt wild hogs or to retrieve domestic hogs pursuant to customary hunting or agricultural practices." The exception (e) makes NO logical sense, because dogs are trained to "hunt" by chasing, cornering, attacking and fighting. So, why is it illegal to cause a dog to fight another dog, or a pig in an enclosure, but it is legal to use dogs to chase and viciously attack pigs while being trained and in the wild? Boar hunting with dogs is exactly what it sounds like: dogs trained to track and attack. They are taken out into the country, or wherever wild hogs are plentiful, and set loose to sniff out hogs. Once a hog is found the dogs will chase it down, corner, bay and attack it, usually leaving it badly injured, but normally still alive. Hunters (when they catch up) will kill the pig, usually by "sticking," which is a prolonged death vs. the use of a proper gun. Wild hogs are incredibly difficult to kill and will put up a fight until the end. Many dogs involved are wounded by tusks, bitten, trampled and sometimes killed. This is basically animal fighting, in the wild. Putting dogs in such a dangerous situation is inhumane and should not be legal. Visit http://sugarshope.org/ to learn more. PETITION LETTER: Wild boars are a major problem in Florida and in other states. The species has no natural predators, is omnivorous and repopulates very quickly: it is because of these traits that wild boars are a force hard to reckon with. There are many control methods used, some of them very inhumane. Currently it is legal for dogs to be used in wild hog hunting. This practice is extremely dangerous for the dogs involved and leads to inappropriate practices elsewhere. Dogs involved in hunting are likely to be seriously injured by the hogs. Dogs get trampled, bitten, pierced by tusks and may be infected with diseases that pigs carry. The hogs are frightened, outnumbered and suffer a painful death. I urge you to propose a ban on hunting wild pigs with dogs in order to put a stop to these inappropriate behaviors. Please consider other methods of wild pig population control, such as designating land for hogs to be displaced to, and controlling breeding of the species. Allowing dogs to hunt them is inhumane and unnecessary. Visit http://sugarshope.org/ to learn more. Sincerely, [Your Name Here]
Petition to Jordan Tourism Board
End Animal Abuse In Petra
Petra one of the natural wonders of the world is also home to some of the worst animal abuse cases. As shown in the video below: https://youtu.be/rdw7bB76awk The video shows donkeys been whipped constantly and camels just left out in the blazing hot sun with no shade what so ever. Donkeys are forced to carry 400-pound tourists up steep long winding stairs. The donkeys are worked to the point where they can't even get up. Then they are tied up and kicked. Many of the animals have maggot infested sores or rope marks from being tied up all day. You can make conscious choices, a choice to not participate in the animal abuse. Sign this petition to show your support in boycotting Petra until the unacceptable living conditions of the animals are improved. More Imgs: https://imgur.com/a/GF2XM
Petition to Steve Kelley, Daniel Leeper, Pat Edwards, George Spicer, Justin Taylor
Stop dog chaining in Nassau County Florida.
Dear Nassau County Commissioners: In Nassau County, Florida it is perfectly legal to chain a puppy to a immovable object such as a tree and him leave there - - forever. The only requirement is that he has food, water and a shelter with a floor, roof and three sides. This practice is prevalent throughout this county. Nassau County has yet to pass an anti-tethering ordinance. As one former commissioner stated, "I am sympathetic, but many of my constituents chain their dogs and they would never support this ordinance." What's so bad about tethering a dog? Dogs are highly social animals, but when they isolated, chained and unable to retreat they suffer adverse behavioral changes putting them in a constant defensive attack mode. That barking dog on a chain is not being protective. He is fearful, defensive and aggressive. Chained dogs are five times more likely to attack children who want to pet, "the nice doggy" or inadvertently wander within reach of the chain Tethered-dogs have a horrific life as they are subject to extreme temperature changes, pouring rain and even hurricanes. They are preyed on by mosquitoes, fleas and ticks. They are usually infested with hookworms, roundworms and heartworms. They are susceptible to mange and a host of other diseases. In human terms, tethering is the equivalent of eternal, solitary confinement. The Humane Society of the United States and numerous animal behaviorists along with the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a statement in the July 2, 1996, Federal Register against chaining: "Our experience in enforcing the Animal Welfare Act has led us to conclude that continuous confinement of dogs by a tether is inhumane. A tether significantly restricts a dog's movement. A tether can also become tangled around or hooked on the dog's shelter structure or other objects, further restricting the dog's movement and potentially causing injury." In 1997, the USDA ruled that people and organizations regulated by the Animal Welfare Act cannot keep dogs continuously chained. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) stated "Never tether or chain your dog because this can contribute to aggressive behavior." The Center for Disease Control (CDC) concluded in a study that the dogs most likely to attack are male, unneutered, and chained. Commissioner we, the undersigned urge you to pass an anti-tethering ordinance in Nassau County, Florida outlawing this cruel and unnecessary treatment of man's best friend.
Petition to Petco, PetSmart, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Regulate animal treatment in chain pet stores more.
Chain pet stores like PetCo and PetSmart are notorious for keeping animals in inhumane conditions that are generally ignorant to husbandry and care for most animals. Not only that, generally the care takers of these animals often spread false information, on purpose and not on purpose, leading the consumer to be mislead and encouraged into a sale. Reptiles and amphibians are often overlooked and have poor husbandry which leads them to have a weak immune system and can even result in death. Enclosures are often over packed, I personally have seen three ball pythons in which appeared no more than a 20 gallon tank, and 7 leopard geckos stacked on top of each other sleeping inside of a small hide. Humidity for these animals are also sub-optimal. Humidity is most often much lower than the required optimal conditions, for example, I have seen 30% humidity in a ball pythons enclosure, during shed, which should be around 70% humidity. I went to one of the workers and he told me that he was only allowed to mist every two days. I'm not sure how accurate that information is, but if it's true, it points to the fact that is a corporate problem. To solve animal mistreatment and misconduct of inexperienced caretakers for these animals in chain pet stores, I suggest that corporate standards must be brought up and they stop sourcing from chain breeders with bad reputations. They encourage animal mistreatment by providing useless care instructions for each animal; whether they're ignorant, or it's a big scheme, it must be stopped. Sign this petition to take a stand against animal abuse.