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animal abuse

449 petitions

Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Dr. Alex Azar, Dr. Sonny Perdue, Ryan Zinke, Dr. Robert Wilkie, General James Mattis, Dr. Francis Collins, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Dr. David Skorton, Dr. Robert Redfield, Rep. Ken Calvert, Jackie Walorski

Retire dogs, cats & monkeys from government labs!

In 2014, I adopted my best friend Violet from the basement of a taxpayer-funded animal experimentation lab. Now, I’m working with Congress to get dogs like her, as well as cats and monkeys, released from government labs at the end of experiments.  When I met Violet, she lived alone in a cage in a laboratory basement.  She had never been outside, never seen stairs and most of her experiences with humans involved fear and pain. She loved other dogs but was understandably terrified of humans. Now, we’re inseparable, and she’s best friends with our cats and even helps us foster kittens! But, Violet is one of the lucky ones. Thousands of cats, monkeys and dogs like her are experimented on each year in government labs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Agriculture (USDA), Department of Defense (DOD), Department of the Interior (DOI), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Smithsonian Institution. Because its quicker and easier than relocating them to rescue groups, private homes or sanctuaries, experimenters usually kill these animals and dispose of them like trash, even if they’re healthy.  Now, the taxpayers who bought these animals want them released. Recently, our organization White Coat Waste Project has secured the release of monkeys from the FDA, and is working to get dogs out of VA labs and kittens released by the USDA.  Please join me in urging all government agencies to #GiveThemBack: retire and release animals at the end of taxpayer-funded experiments! --Julie Germany, Board Member, White Coat Waste Project

White Coat Waste Project
1,209,168 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Jeff Cheney, Shona Huffman, Brian Livingston, Tim Nelson, Greg Ward

Shut down Petland Frisco for 10+ years of abuse + legislative REFORM!

I believe there is more kindness and love than cruelty and hatred in this world and am extremely humbled by your show of support. Please make sure to Google other Petland or puppy mill petitions on Change.org and sign those as well. Together, we will help create a better future for pets all over the world! About this petition/background: Petland Frisco has been open since 2003 and, over the years, people have petitioned, protested, sued, and gone undercover to reveal that there is no length Petland won’t go to make a quick dollar off of innocent lives. Petland Frisco buys from puppy mills, doesn’t offer timely veterinary care (as proven by Frisco PD citations), lets animals suffer in their own vomit and bloody diarrhea (as proven through videos from the Humane Society and their press release), and is suspected of putting sick animals like a bunny that was very likely still ALIVE in the freezer! The business owners should be charged with animal cruelty and the store should be shut down. How come only endless citations are given? If we have recurring citations for our vehicle registration being out of date, we could get arrested... but animal abuse? Other cities have passed ordinances that ban puppy and kitten sales or limit the sales to original breeder. Businesses/corporations and the selling of sentient life do not mix.  With your signature and support, my focus is to: Get the City of Frisco to pass ordinances that ban the sales of puppies and kittens by big businesses.  Get the City of Frisco to allow us to have a volunteer-driven Animal Advisory Committee. This should not cost taxpayer dollars! We have bicycle committee, downtown Frisco committee, etc. We should have one for our furry family members as well. Key Dates/History to track progress: Sept. 12: News of HSUS investigation of Petland Frisco. Numerous citations were given to Petland by Frisco Police. Sept. 13: This petition was created. Sept. 17: On Tuesday, we took our 5,000+ signatures and comments to the City Council during their Citizens' Input session of the council meeting. We made 2 requests as noted above with the City of Frisco and spoke with the Chief of Police afterwards who is researching into other city ordinances around retail animal sales. A few more people including an advisory board member from the Texas Humane Legislation Network (they address unfair animal welfare laws) spoke as well.  Sept. 28: You can attend the Frisco Petland Protest hosted by Stop Frisco Animal Mill Sales Sept. 30: Attend, dial-in, or Facebook Live the Frisco Town Hall. We will attend (15,000 signatures will help!!) to see if we can provide and receive an update from the City. We must continue to hold ourselves and the City of Frisco accountable on making swift changes. My ask of you (to do any or all of the following): Help me get to my goal of 40,000+ signatures (Yes, that’s a crazy number, but this is Texas! #GoBigOrGoHome.) While I know the city hears us, we cannot stop signing and sharing this petition on Nextdoor app, Reddit, social media, texts to animal lovers and rescue groups, etc. The more long-term, sustained support we get, the more likely we will finally pass ordinances in Frisco that will drive Petland out of business (or force them to change their business practice) AND prevent thousands of animals from neglect, torture and abuse!  Attend upcoming events in person when and if you can to make the most impact. Contact the local news stations asking for an update on Petland or why you want an ordinance on banning puppy mill sales: their contact info can be found here A few more words... Frisco is a thriving city that wants ethical businesses to grow and flourish here. Will this city continue to tolerate a business that does not follow Frisco’s values or not address the glaring lack of updated ordinances to protect innocent animals?  Thank you!

Joy Lucas
7,352 supporters
Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to Everyone

Extend the punishment for dog cruelty

Introduction:          Dogs are man's best friend.They give us unconditional love and loyalty.Dogs provides companionship and company.They give us security.They help us in our lives to make it worth living.They can also be a hero like Kabang the hero dog who risk her own life to save two child in danger.This just only some of many facts that dogs deserve to be love back.But in today's society many of us think that dogs are just trash.Dogs are facing what society's called dog cruelty.Many people payback dog's love in terms of hurting them.We all know that dogs accompanied us for almost 10,000 years and thier loyalty lies on us but where does human's loyalty lies? Description: Dog Cruelty is often defined as inflicting unnecessary pain and suffering on our dogs. These are two major type of Dog Cruelty. Neglect is the failure to provide the animal with the most basic of requirements of food, water, shelter, and veterinary care. And the Intentional Cruelty, is when an individual purposely inflict physical harm or injury on an animal. Some of its examples are dog fighting, dog racing, dog eating where in dogs are force to sacrifice theirlives for human's entertainment and satisfaction. Purpose: Pups propose to extend the year of imprisonment for dog cruelty here in the Philippines. In Republic Act no. 8485 the animal welfare act of 1998 sec 6. says that it shall be unlawful for any: to neglect to provide adequate care, sustenance, shelter or maltreat any animals. And any persons who found guilty shall be fined for not less than 5,000 pesos and be imprison for 1 to 4 years, and we propose to extend it. Extending it may cause threat for the criminals. And because of that, the case of dog cruelty will be least through by year so that the dogs or also called "man's bestfriend" will be safe and stopped this unjustice dog cruelty. Mission:-To spread the awareness about dog cruelty-To protect man' bestfriend-To change perspective of many people about dog's Vision:-We strive for world where every man's bestfriend has a safe and loving home forever  

Ken Paulino
48 supporters