Petition to Virginia State House, Virginia State Senate, Mark Herring
Pass a Virginia law to protect dogs in harsh weather
Legislation is greatly needed in the State of Virginia, requiring dog owners to keep their pets indoors once the temperature drops below 35 degrees, or exceeds 85 degrees. Currently, there is no protection for dogs left outside, and severe weather poses a fatal threat to these defenseless creatures. Rainbow is a recent example: On the morning of January 12, 2017, a dog was found frozen to death in Accomack County, Virginia, surrounded by snow, ice, and vomit. Her neck was bound tightly by a short chain that prevented her from reaching her plastic, uninsulated igloo, and she died an agonizing death, alone. She was named posthumously named "Rainbow." Rainbow's owner, Jose Berlanga, was charged with one count of animal cruelty and one count of failure to provide proper shelter. General District Judge Gordon Vincent found Berlanga guilty of both counts. He was fined $650 and sentenced to 60 days in jail. However, the entire jail sentence was suspended, as was $500 of the $650 fine. In the end, Berlanga paid a fine of $150 for Rainbow's death. Unfortunately, it is a common practice to leave dogs outside in extreme weather. These are just a FEW cases from Virginia Two Pit Bull Dogs Freeze to Death in Frederick County, VA Owner gets second animal cruelty charge after pit bull dies from heat stroke in Henrico, VA Two dogs die of heat stroke in Newport News, VA Suffolk, VA woman charged with cruelty in dog death Dog dies of excessive heat in Bristol, VA Dog freezes to death in Accomack County, VA (Rainbow) Dog Dies After Being Left in Hot Car Outside Virginia PetSmart The general consensus is that dogs are not susceptible to harsh climates, and that their fur makes them resistant to such temperatures. This is untrue. To the contrary, dogs suffer a great deal in these conditions. Numerous animal welfare organizations, including the ASPCA and The Humane Society of the United States, have urged pet owners to keep their animals inside during times of extreme and inclement weather. Recently, there have been several cases of people leaving their pets chained outside, day and night, in extreme weather. Many of these animals FROZE TO DEATH and there is NO LEGAL RECOURSE TO PROTECT THEM OR TO HOLD THEIR OWNERS ACCOUNTABLE! We are appealing to you to help us protect our best friends! Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser recently signed Emergency Legislation on February 21, 2017 to protect animals from harsh weather: DC Mayor signs "Momma's Law" See a similar law passed by Massachusetts last year: malegislature.gov/Laws/SessionLaws/Acts/2016/Chapter248 Illinois: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/fulltext.asp?Name=099-0311 And in Indianapolis: https://www.municode.com/library/in/indianapolis_-_marion_county/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=TITIIIPUHEWE_CH531AN_ARTIVCATR_S531-401GEREANCATR
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 Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports
Norwegian Olympic Committee: Take a stand in Pyeongchang 2018 against dog meat trade!
For more actions you can take please visit: http://koreandogs.org/pc2018-norway/ Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports: please take a stand in Pyeongchang 2018 against the dog and cat meat trade! Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports: PyeongChang, South Korea, set to play host to the world in the 2018 Winter Olympics. An international gathering of elite athletes, sports fans, governments and businesses on such a grand scale is a unique platform for taking a meaningful stand against the widely condemned, barbaric and inhumane dog and cat meat trade in South Korea. We know you are busy preparing for this epic sporting event. However, we urge you to spare just a few minutes of your time to watch this video, as fellow people with compassion for animals, whether they are raised for our consumption or as our companions, working partners and guardians, we know you will agree that the current practice and attitude of those involved in this medieval industry is completely unacceptable and abhorrent. http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q https://youtu.be/9SKVdNrfIZo No living being deserves such a torturous existence. Forced to endure the most extreme deprivation and unimaginable torment from the moment they are born until the day they are brutally slaughtered; dogs (our best friends) are battery farmed - imprisoned in cramped, rusty, raised cages all their lives with no protection from extreme elements. They have no access to water, exercise, or medical care. Their eardrums are often burst to prevent them from barking. Until, often in front of other live dogs, they are electrocuted, hanged, beaten skinned or burnt alive in the ignorant belief that such suffering will improve their taste. Could you imagine this happening to your best friend? This industry is by no means small scale, thousands upon thousands of dogs are factory farmed in this way every day, there is no emphasis on even the most basic and cheapest humane farming methods in this operation. This trade has no basis in promoting "culture" or tradition of the Korean people, it is purely driven by greed and the profits that can be made in this severely under-regulated, tax free sector which in itself is highly unsanitary and a severe risk to both human and animal health. Please do not look the other way, please do not see this issue as a 'cultural difference', we urge you to look at this issue with unbridled compassion and to use whatever means or methods you can to add your voice to the many already calling for change in south Korea. This petition is just a start, we urge you to add your voice to social media and other campaigns. Please use this unique opportunity to help change the lives of so many dogs and cats condemned to a life in the meat trade. If South Korea knows the world is watching and is asking for change, and if South Korea wants to be respected as a nation of conscience, South Koreans need to strengthen their abysmal and outdated animal welfare laws and permanently ban dog and cat consumption. Please help us to bring about this change!
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 Delaware State House, Delaware State Senate
Change the Delaware animal laws
Delaware law only requires animal owners to provide an outside shelter, bedding, food and water, regardless of the temperature. There is no recourse if animals are left outside in extreme temperatures. Please sign so we can get the law changed for the sake of the animals!
Petition to Parliament of Egypt
STOP THE UNRESTRAINED ABUSE OF ANIMALS IN EGYPT: PASS ANIMAL WELFARE LAWS
A dog is seen running, tottering, then dropping dead on the stairs of a Cairo University faculty near the metro station. Poisoning was the method used by the university to get rid of dogs that were said to be bothering university students, event tough students deny those allegations. In Egypt, animals are often abused, abandoned or worse tortured to death. There are many many incidents of abuses such as the infamous sadistic killing of a dog tied to a pole with machetes and sticks in Qalioubiya a few years ago, another brutal killing of six puppies in Alexandria, the poisoning of stray cats and even the beating of carriage horses. Those are unfortunately mundane urban scenes in Egypt, and the story that follows is only all to common. Rex was a ten-day-old puppy when he was taken away from his mother by a porter who wanted to raise him as a watchdog. But by the time Rex was six months old, his kind, friendly nature had led the porter to shackle him to an electricity pole with heavy iron chains. Rex, the baladi street dog, was no longer wanted by his owner. He was then transported to a street in New Cairo where he instantly won the hearts of the residents and children of the area. He was regularly fed and taken care of while he enjoyed the freedom of running and playing around.. Rex had a happy year. But one morning, a man fed him a piece of poisoned meat. Rex, the happy street dog, died. Countless animals die every day in Egypt due to abuse and punishments if any are too light to serve as a deterrent. The culture of animal care, along with common humanity for that matter, seems lost on many. There are many more stories some more brutal than others about animals suffering from plain cruelty. The poisoning of the dogs at Cairo University is a recent illustration of the continuous inhumane treatment that animals suffer in the country. THE GOVERNMENT IN EGYPT NEEDS TO ENACT COMPREHENSIVE ANIMAL WELFARE LAWS TO END THIS CYCLE OF ABUSE. PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION AND LET US BE THE VOICE FOR THOSE POOR ANIMALS
Petition to Samsung Semiconductors and LCD Panels, Samsung, Samsung - Corporate Communications Team, President Moon Jae-In, President Yang-Ho Cho, CEO Nick Hayek, CEO Don Thompson, CEO Andrew N. Liveris, CEO Jeff Immelt, CEO Charles W. Scharf, CEO A. G. Lafley, President Kazuhiro Tsuga, CEO Thierry Breton, CEO Muhtar Kent, Chairman & CEO In-Ho Kim, Mayor Park Won Soon, Mayor Byung-Soo Suh, Governor Kyung-Pil Nam, Danielle Meister Cohen, Fleishman Hillard, Allison & Partners, Robin Schultz, Current Lifestyle, Tom Beermann, Allison & Partners - Samsung, Christina Pantin, President Akio Toyoda, Gary Garfield, Chang-Kyu Hwang, Todd Spaletto, Yang-Ho Cho
To Sponsors of PyeongChang2018: help bring an end to the dog/cat meat trade in South Korea
To the Sponsors of PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea: please help bring an end to the dog and cat meat trades in South Korea As sponsors of these Olympic Games, we are contacting you to ask for your help: please will you consider withdrawing your sponsorship of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics? You have the power to influence the South Korean government by putting pressure on them to end the horrific cruelty that is routinely inflicted on the animals involved in all areas of the dog and cat meat trades. Did you know that, in South Korea, each year an estimated two and a half million dogs are electrocuted, hanged, or beaten to death? Were you aware that thousands of cats are slaughtered for soups and so-called “health” tonics - often by throwing the living animal straight into boiling water? These animals are deliberately killed in the cruelest ways imaginable, because many South Koreans believe the insidious myth that the more an animal is made to suffer, the more delicious or efficacious their meat products will become for the consumer. The practice of eating dogs is not widely accepted in South Korea; it gained popularity after South Korea was left devastated by the effects of war. What, then, can the justification be in 2017 for continuing this aberrant practice, with South Korea having become such a prosperous nation? What excuse can the authorities give for allowing these illegal trades to continue unpoliced, unpunished, and unchallenged? We now ask that you do not endorse a nation that endorses such unspeakable cruelty and shows so little consideration for the health and happiness of its citizens. Please insist that the dog and cat meat trades are ended now - and ended permanently – or take action by withdrawing your sponsorship.Respectfully, Click for Boycott PyeongChang 2018 Action Center: http://koreandogs.org/pc2018/ Korean Olympic Committee Homepage: https://www.sports.or.kr/eng/index.do Samsung Vice Chairman & CEO: Oh-Hyun KwonSamsung Electronics Building 40th FloorPost Office Box 170, Seochodaero 74-gil 11 , Seocho-gu Seoul, Postal Code 06620South Korea 1-800-726-7864 FREEContact email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; SamsungHEMedia@fleishman.com; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; SamsungDI@allisonpr.com; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; SamsungCIT@allisonpr.com; SamsungBusiness@allisonpr.com; Courtney.Kessler@edelman.com; Homepage Global: http://www.samsung.com/function/ipredirection/ipredirectionLocalList.do Send the online message: https://contactus.samsung.com/customer/contactus/formmail/mail/MailQuestionGeneral.jsp?SITE_ID=76&PROD_ID=2088Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/samsungTwitter: https://twitter.com/samsung Click for more contact info of Samsung Companies: http://koreandogs.org/what-you-can-do/contacts-for-protest-s-korean-companies/ Samsung USHomepage - USA: http://www.samsung.com/us/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SamsungUSTwitter: https://twitter.com/SamsungUS The Coca-Cola Company CEO: Muhtar Kent P.O. 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Petition to Steven Howitt, Massachusetts State House, Massachusetts State Senate, Massachusetts Governor
Pass The Animal Abuser Registry For Puppy Doe
As you may have heard the Puppy Doe case is finally going to trial. For those of you who are not familiar, Puppy Doe was a puppy that was brought on Craig list by an animal abuser. She was found half dead and starving in the cold. She had spine, rib and skull fractures along with numerous stab wounds. In the end, she had to be euthanized. YOU CAN HELP PREVENT future cases like puppy doe by supporting a Massachusetts bill for a statewide registration of animal abusers. With your support, animal shelters and breeders will be able to screen adopters and refuse those with a record. So far Tennessee is the only state with a public statewide registry but you can make a difference, you can make Massachusetts the home state of Puppy Doe the next one. Sign Now To Prevent Future Puppy Doe Cases