Petition to Ambassador Cui Tiankai
Ban the Sale of Cruel 'Live Animal' Keychains
On the streets of China, live animals such as turtles and lizards are sealed in plastic bags filled with colored liquid and sold as keychains and mobile phone charms. Treated as objects rather than living beings, the animals endure extreme confinement -- and usually, suffocation and death -- for a few moments of human enjoyment. One seller of live animal keychains told CNN that the pouches contain “crystallized oxygen and nutrients.” But animal advocates counter this claim, asserting that lack of sustenance and oxygen deprivation quickly kill the animals. And frankly, it doesn't take an expert to realize that an animal will not live long in a plastic bag. Some compassionate people may free the animals from their plastic tomb and keep them as pets -- but these people could face serious health risks. Turtles, for example, are known carriers of Salmonella, a dangerous bacteria. No matter how you look at it, the practice of forcing live animals into keychains is simply cruel. Unfortunately, in China there are no animal welfare laws preventing this outrageous treatment of living creatures. These animals are subjected to a slow death by suffocation in a watery grave. Sign now to send a message to Cui Tiankai, Chinese Ambassador to the United States, urging him to help put a stop to this atrocious practice. Let the government of China know that this treatment of living, sentient beings will not stand with the rest of the world.
Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives
Ban Animal Traps
Hunting traps are devices of torture. The traps maimed and crush bones, most animals caught in it either bleed out or attempt to escape by chewing their own limb off. The problem is the traps are indiscriminate, which leads to cases of pet cats triggering the trap. Recently a kitten was found caught in one of these inhumane traps. The poor kitten was injured so badly that he had to be euthanized. He was found underweight, and in so much pain that he unable to eat or drink water. The little kitten was stuck in the trap for days, unable to move and constantly calling for help. By the time authorities finally responded it was too late. Sadly cases like this are far too common, as long as steel-jaw traps are legal more and more innocent animal will suffer. Even China, a country that eats about every animal has banned the use of such traps. Yet the traps are still perfectly legal in the United States. Please sign and share, together we can end the use of these torture devices that harm hundreds of animals every year. Animals like that poor kitten who life was cut short by human cruelty.
Petition to Bill Cantrell, Janet Donlin, Jeffrey Howard, Robert M. Beech, Robin Broadway
Eliminate ALL Two Year Old Tennessee Walking Horse Classes (“Big Lick”)
The Tennessee Walking Horse is the ONLY equine breed in the World which shows TWO YEAR OLDS wearing approximately EIGHT POUND SHOES with CHAINS hitting the sensitive skin above the horse's front hooves. The "Baby" Horses are put into "TRAINING" often as early as 14-15 months old. They are "STARTED" with a "SMALL" foot/package which is built up to the larger size platform shoes. They are "SORED" to see if they can "WALK" through the pain, and Step High to be a Tennessee Walking Show Horse. This is the prized (and abominable) "Big Lick" Gait. Here is a Video of "Amazing Honor", TWHBEA Registration #21602014 - (Foal Date - April 14, 2016) - She was started under saddle on September 6, 2017 at the age of 17 Months. This video shows 59 DAYS of "Big Lick" Training (Sep. 6 - Nov. 4) needed to "Make" a "Big Lick" Show Prospect. https://youtu.be/KOouMSaKRdE A nightmare of Animal Cruelty was on display in Laurel, MS last Saturday night, March 3, 2018. Viewed over 161,000 times, this CCABLAC Video shows a 23 month Tennessee Walking Horse – “HRH Princess Charlotte” – struggling to do the high stepping “Big Lick” gait. https://www.facebook.com/BillyGoBoy/videos/1458130324310059/ “HRH Princess Charlotte” is trying to go in a straight line while wearing approximately EIGHT POUND SHOES, and CHAINS are hitting her sensitive skin above her front hooves. “HRH Princess Charlotte’s” foal date is March 26, 2016. At 23 months, she is the equivalent of a 15 year old child. “The ‘Big Lick’ is a pain induced gait,” says Equine Vet Dr. John Haffner, Horse Science Professor at MTSU (Middle Tennessee State University). "It is a business based on the suffering and pain of Horses”. “Soring” is the illegal and cruel practice of using chemical and mechanical methods to create pain in a gaited show horses front feet to exaggerate their animated step. Here is a CCABLAC Video of the TWO YEAR OLD Gelding Class at the 2017 Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration which has been seen over 675,000 times. https://www.facebook.com/BillyGoBoy/videos/1287773114679115/ And this shocking (DoDo) video - "Here's What Soring Does To Horses" - exposes the “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse Racket as nothing more than base and abject ANIMAL CRUELTY. https://www.facebook.com/DodoImpact/videos/1602145449802542/ The video has been viewed over 15 MILLION TIMES since being released on March 7, 2017. It features “Gen’s Ice Glimmer”, an abused Tennessee Walking Show Horse. https://youtu.be/0G95-ANvkPE Many Tennessee Walking Horses like “HRH Princess Charlotte” are started under saddle as merely “Babies” – about 15-17 months old. Putting a 23 month old filly in the Show Ring wearing approximately EIGHT POUND SHOES and CHAINS is barbaric, and an atrocity. The "Big Lick" gait should never be accepted or sanctioned by civilized society in 2018. Please voice YOUR outrage and opposition to this vile practice by SIGNING and SHARING this Petition. Your Signatures and Comments will be delivered to: · Mr. Bill Cantrell, President of the Walking Horse Trainers Association; · Ms. Janet Donlin, CEO, American Veterinary Medical Association; · Mr. Jeffrey Howard, Publisher - The Walking Horse Report/Director of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration; · Mr. Robert M. Beech, Vice President, Equine Welfare - Tennessee Walking Horse Breed Registry (TWHBEA); · Ms. Robin Broadway, President, American Horse Council. After you SIGN, please SHARE the petition with your friends and family via email, Face Book, and Twitter! Your PETITION Signatures and Comments will be delivered to the proper officials. "WE, The People” – CCABLAC (Citizens Campaign Against “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty) “Speaking FOR ‘The Horses’ Who Cannot Speak For Themselves” Here is the “Story of CCABLAC (Citizens Campaign Against Animal Cruelty To Tennessee Walking Horses (“Big Lick”. https://www.facebook.com/BillyGoBoy/videos/1143804862409275/ https://youtu.be/MuKWcqUdZbc CCABLAC, is a “WE, The People” grassroots movement. The “Citizens Campaign Against Animal Cruelty To Tennessee Walking Horses (“Big Lick”) - has peacefully assembled and protested against Animal Cruelty to “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horses from the Gulf of Mexico at Panama City Beach, FL; to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, NC; all the way to the White House in Washington, D.C. one year ago when it delivered over 100,000 signatures against the Animal Cruelty.
Petition to Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Cameron F. Clark, Eric Holcomb
Stop Animal Killing
Imagine for a minute that your job consists of saving animals, now imagine a law that forces you to kill those same animals instead of saving them. Unfortunately, that scenario might become reality soon. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is planning on passing a law that would force animal control professionals to euthanize captured animals. Currently, the standard procedure for captured animals is to relocate them. If the new law passes, all captured animal must be killed. This includes animals like raccoons, opossums, and coyotes. No longer will animals be relocated, instead they will be killed in a misguided attempt to control the population. Realistic the only reason such drastic measures are being considered is to appease farmers who claim the wild coyotes are attacking their livestock. It is insane to be legally required to kill any and every raccoon and coyote that is trapped. An animal control officer was quoted as saying “I’m going to have to take a mama raccoon and babies off of her fur and put them in a box and gas them.” Please sign and share the mandatory killing of innocent wild animals must not be allowed to pass.
Petition to Mark DiFabio
No more Rodeo in Muncie, Indiana!
The Muncie, Indiana rodeo is inhumane and must be cancelled. This event occurs at the local fair, which claims to provide fun, family-friendly entertainment for the whole community, but it’s time to choose another event that doesn't harm animals. The rodeo consists of contestants roping calves as fast as possible. The inevitable bruises, broken bones, ribs, and possible death of the calves are coupled with the stress these animals endure while traveling in crowded, ill-ventilated trucks. Additionally, the animals are underfed, as per rodeo rules. This torture doesn’t seem worth it for a couple of minutes of entertainment. Last year I successfully petitioned to have the inhumane pig wrestling event cancelled in Muncie, and this year we’re here to save the baby cows. I know with enough support, we’ll convince Muncie that its rodeo isn’t entertainment -- it’s abuse. Please join me in asking the Delaware County Fair Board of Muncie, Indiana to stop the rodeo from here on out and replace it with events that do not promote violence to animals.
Petition to Ohio State Senate, Ohio State House, Mayor Kathleen Almasy, ASPCA, OHIO SPCA, International Animal Rescue, Stark County Police Department, Police Chief Derrick Blake, East Canton Council Members, Village Administrator Ed Collins, Humane Society Of Stark County, Stark County Animal Control, NJ, Sheriff George T. Maier, Animal Cruelty Taskforce of Ohio
Shut Down The Bird Nerds Rescue - Save The Animals
The Bird Nerds Rescue is a building located in East Canton, Ohio. It houses several birds of all species, macaws, cockatoos, conures, parakeets, cockatiels, etc as well as guinea pigs and rabbits. The living condition for these animals is far from the minimum needed to ensure they are safe and in a sanctuary or rescue type of environment. There are so many birds, there are not enough cages. There are big macaws that have free rein over the rescue building once you pass the small, dark lobby that omits an odor from the wild mouse infestation that hasn't been taken care of or is unable to be controlled. These birds are able to fight and hurt one another as they are not caged and are not supervised all the time. Several scuffles happen between the birds - The animals are in danger of hurting one another due to lack of proper caging for each one. The rescue is not open to the public, it is by appointment only. The rescue has only ever been cleaned when there are events going on, a vet clinic, etc. It is unsanitary to keep birds in the conditions they are subjected to by no fault of their own. Please sign this petition, share it with fellow animal advocates and lets put a stop to this cruel treatment of animals that don't deserve it. No animal deserves to be kept in less than decent conditions. The definition of rescue is to make safe, to shelter, and to release from suffering. Please rescue these animals. This is my personal experience below, this is what I wrote to several organizations in HOPES something can be done. Not to attack the owner of the rescue on a personal level, but to say enough is enough, help these animals or give them to someone that has the means and capability to do so.. My name is Rebecca ****, I am a lover of all animals, reptiles, dogs, skunks, amphibians, and mostly parrots.I have been wondering who I can contact to hopefully help several birds, by several I would say a minimum of 100 birds, that are located in a "rescue" facility in East Canton, Ohio. The rescue's name is "The Bird Nerds Rescue / Sanctuary", it is located at **** Lincoln St E, East Canton, OH 44730. The owner of this 'rescue' is Connie Phillips; her phone number for the rescue is: **** The Bird Nerds Rescue is not open to the public, it is open by appointment only or if there is an event taking place such as a holiday get together, fundraiser, or vet clinic. I volunteered with Connie and The Bird Nerds Rescue from Mid 2016 up until just recently, November 2017. In that time, I started seeing some major red flags that were signs of a woman in too far over her head and animals suffering due to it. Before several vet clinics, a pet expo, and a few other events I offered to help clean up the inside of the rescue so that it looked presentable for the public / visitors. On all of these occasions I left the rescue smelling far from sanitary, more than just a hard days work at a rescue cleaning up after animals. I have worked as a kennel attendant and at other rescues, I have never smelled so disgusting in my life - I have never been exposed to the filth I was exposed to when cleaning. Now, birds, they're messy animals - They poop a lot, they're not litter trained, its expected to see some feces here and there. However, what I don't expect from a rescue is INCHES upon INCHES, layers of dried feces mixed with trash, food, rotting fruits and vegetables that had OBVIOUSLY been there for quite some time. When cleaning under some cages the one time I was in helping, I found two rabbit carcasses. Connie takes in everything, not just birds - Rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, rats, anything she is offered even if she does not have the means to take care of it. These rabbit carcasses were reduced to nothing but fur and bone, so they had been dead for quite some time. I also pulled out numerous dead field mice, dead smaller birds, one larger bird when cleaning as well, all in the same decomposed state as the two rabbits. The front lobby of the rescue, the only part she allows anyone to see has a strong odor of mouse urine and feces due to the infestation of wild mice she has. The birds, most are not socialized with humans, due to the limited amount of visitors that actually go into the rescue. Many are left in less than minimal cage sizes. She has several large birds that roam freely around the rescue - This allows the birds to get into fights. Which happened quite frequently all the times I was at the rescue helping Connie. Sargent Bilko, a Military Macaw, was bitten on the foot so bad that he bled for quite some time. There is a veterinary clinic located not even five minutes down the street from the facility - I begged Connie to take the bird to the vet to seek immediate medical attention as it was bleeding quite a bit, and birds do not do well with open wounds and blood loss. I have the pants and blood stained shirt from that incident. She refused to go to thevet because she did not like them, and instead had me go down to the dollar general and get flour to try to clot the wound. After two hours of Bilko bleeding, I finally got it to stop. This animal NEEDED medical attention, but due to her "not liking the vet" and not wanting to pay a vet office visit, this animal bled much longer than he should have. How many other birds are there that I wasn't there for, that no one is there for, free roaming, fighting and drawing blood? How many birds have died due to improper care by not safely keeping them in cages out of harms way when there is no supervision? Due to the animals not being all caged, they also escape. When at the facility I personally had to chase a mini macaw species, named Birdie, across the busy road that the rescue is located on. Birdie was swished and swayed all about by an on coming semi truck, THANKFULLY he did not actually get hit by the truck. Instead, I chased him across the road to the field / lawn of the house across from the rescue and picked him up, as he had landed and had the wind knocked out of him and his sense all muddled. Birdie screamed as if there was something wrong with him, injury wise, however Connie told me to just put him back in the back of the rescue and he would be fine. The cages that some of the birds are in are so rusted that there are holes in them, I know that this is a rescue and they cannot afford brand new top of the line cages and what have you, however when I cut myself SEVERAL times on rusted out holes, rusted doors, it goes to show they're NOT safe for humans to touch let alone an animal to live in. Connie has had the health inspector and animal control officer (I believe) out to inspect her building. She goes out of her way to avoid them, so they leave a note on her door. In the time from them leaving a note on the door, to when she calls them back to invite them to visit - She drags in her son, Matt, or friends to help her clean it up and make it look acceptable. I'm begging someone to PLEASE look more closer to this rescue. I don't care if nothing happens other than the animals are relocated to a rescue that actually CARES for their wellbeing. I'm begging you please do what you can to put a stop to this woman, I'm not looking to get Connie herself in trouble, I do believe she thinks that she is doing right by these animals however, the conditions they are subjected to is not SAFE. The definition of Rescue is to "Make Safe, To Shelter, And Release From Suffering" PLEASE rescue these animals. If you cannot, please forward this to someone who can possibly put a stop to this cruelty. Thank you, Rebecca ****
Petition to U.S. House of Representatives
Give the Animals Rights!
So many animals are being put to sleep in Kill Shelters and/or by Animal Abusers. The Abusers need stiffer punishment as what they do is not something to look over. If they kill an animal that should be the same as Murder as that is exactly what it is. So many abusers do not even get jail time. I want animals to be saved. They help with the Sick, in Wars, and they give you Love and that is something we all need. The Kill Shelters need to be illegal and more shelters need to be built for the animals to be kept in no matter how long it takes. You know the population of animals grow all the time so therefore shelters should had been built to hold them. I see so much of both of this on FB, Pinterest, (In which I post on both) and internet. It breaks my heart and I sit and cry over this subject. To watch a video is gruesome. To read this: Gone |7-27-2017 Manhattan RIP ♥ A1044436_GORGEOUS To be destroy 7/25,or this, Was euthanized on Jul 31, 2017. These animals have feelings just like we do. So please join me and and sign the petition to make this happen, SAVE THE ANIMALS.
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!