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animal abuse

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Petition to SEMARNAT, PROFEPA

Black Jaguar White Tiger Please Return My Savannahs

My name is Andrea.  I live in the US.  Over a year and a half ago, I was erroneously and incorrectly pressured by my veterinarian to find temporary housing for my two Savannah cats.  I reached out to Eduardo Serio as I saw him as a savior of big cats. I made the fateful decision to send them to Black Jaguar White Tiger.  Serio promised to provide my cats (who were extremely well cared for - for more information and evidence refer to my Instagram @Lion_Hearted_Gurl) with lots of outdoor space on 22 acres of the 2000 acres he claimed to have.  Once I arrived with my cats at the BJWT facility in Mexico, I immediately realized I had made a fateful mistake.  There was no 22 acres; there was only a house which housed new born lion cubs, a house which was a completely inappropriate environment, and lacked enrichment and warmth.  I wanted to take my cats and return to the United States but was coerced by my partner to leave them in Serio’s care.  I left with Serio’s promises ringing in my ears he would look after them and would send me weekly updates and visitation.  None of that eventuated.  He made it clear on social media they were becoming a nuisance to him.  When I asked to come get my cats, things took a turn for the worst.   Serio took to his social media, calling me crazy, accusing me of abusing my cats (even though Serio is the one on video kicking one of them) refused to talk to me, refused to show me my beloved animals I had entrusted to his care. He blocked me, unblocked me, taunted me, teased me then blocked me again.  He destroyed my character and reputation. Serio had promised to return my cats to America, only if I agreed to give him US$1600 (normal people would call this extortion, Serio preferred to say “reimbursement”).  After I acquiesced, and publicly paid Serio the money, he laughed at me, thanked me for the “donation” and said he was keeping my cats.   Then, after several fans offered to murder me for daring to beg for the return of my cats, Serio “accidentally” published my name, phone number, and email on his social media sites, without giving a thought to my welfare and safety.  I have lodged a police report with the Mexican embassy in California and they have forwarded the report to the Attorney General in Mexico.  I have attained the services of a Mexican lawyer. They have requested Serio to appear in court and voluntarily return my cats to through the American Embassy on 3 separate occasions. Now, Eduardo Serio has been cited to appear in court.  Aeromexico offered to help transport the cats back to the US but Serio refused to cooperate.   Serio will block anyone who questions him about my cats. He also has a track record of publicly shaming women who disagree with him.  He publicly defamed and shamed a young woman in Colombia on the pretense she stalled the transfer of 6 lions which Serio wanted to import to his facility in Mexico.  He made statements on his social media there was a warrant for her arrest and that she was an “animal murderer.”  The reality was his CITES permit had expired and after applying and receiving a new one, the lions are still languishing in Colombia due to his own incompetence.  He recently publicly shamed a woman in Mexico by the name of Erika Ortigoza calling her a prostitute and saying she is sleeping with government officials in order to gain favors for her work.  He sexually demeans any woman who questions his unethical animal welfare practices, saying they are sexually unable to fulfil the needs of men, calling them fat and ugly.  His "secret" @thekerfuffler Instagram account is getting increasingly racist and mean.   All I want is the return of my cats but they have now disappeared.  I do not know where they are and I fear for their safety.    My Lawyer will continue with legal proceedings against him.  It is my hope you can help bring to light his grievous actions against my cats, myself and others he has targeted and above all get my Savannah cats returned safely to me.      

Lion Hearted Gurl
262 supporters
Update posted 12 hours ago

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. 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. Sincerely, [Your Name Here]  

Fara D
77,558 supporters