Petition to Xi Jinping, Terry Branstad, Chen Wu
End the Yulin Dog Meat Festival. #StopYulin
There is a festival in Yulin, China, where local merchants kill thousands of dogs to sell their meat to festival goers. This terrible festival has to stop. And we want to have our voices heard. In 2017, the Chinese government announced measures against sellers of dog meat, such as fines. But they gave up shortly before the start of the Yulin dog meat festival. Since 2009, activists estimate that as many as 15,000 dogs are killed for the Yulin. And it was only with societal pressure that the Chinese government considered ending the sale of dog meat in 2017. We need to keep up the pressure this year! As a global community, sign and share today to help end Yulin and the dog meat trade. Our goal is to launch a major campaign with thousands of signatures, and deliver it to the Chinese embassy. Let's show our outrage! We want the Chinese government to commit to animal rights. We respect the people and culture of China, and we understand that there are many Chinese who are also against the Yulin Festival, as this article shows. Read this excerpt from the story: "More and more Chinese are campaigning to ban the annual festival held on the summer solstice." Let's join those who are against the Yulin Festival! I hope that activists from other countries are inspired by our action and also create campaigns in their countries!
Petition to Andong Mayor Kweon Young-Sae, Woo Chang-Ha, Jeong Hoon-Seon, Kwon Nam-Hee, Jeong Bok-Soon, Kwon Ki-Tak, Kim Baek-Hyun, Nam Yoon-Chan, Lee Jae-Kap, Lee Sang-Geun, Im Tae-Seop, Kwon Kwang-Taek, Kim Ho-Seok, Sohn Kwang-Young, Cho Dal-Heum, Kim Kyung-Do, Kim Sang-Jin, Bae Eun-Ju, Lee Kyung-Ran
Andong, South Korea, Shut down the illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses and markets.
Andong, South Korea, Shut down the illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses and markets. Click here for more actions you can take: http://koreandogs.org/Andong/ http://koreandogs.org/petitions-korean-cities/ Photo: http://koreandogs.org/andong-south-korea-dog-for-meat-dragged-behind-motorcycle/ In Andong there are countless dog farms, slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants where the dogs, who are tortured their entire lives, end up being slaughtered in the most inhumane ways, such as by electrocution, hanging or beating; and then thrown into boiling water – sometimes while they are still alive. In many places, dogs are being killed in full view of other terrified, caged dogs; and this takes place in public and in broad daylight. In addition, many abandoned and stolen former pets end up in this industry, and are subjected to the same cruelty. There are plentiful evidences that the illegal dog meat industry exists in Andong. Shown below are two search results on Naver (the most popular search engine in Korea) – the first one was for so-called “Health Food Shops” which commonly sell dog elixirs and cat elixirs (also known as dog soju and cat soju); and the second one was for “dog meat restaurants”. The searches resulted in: 174 Health Food Shops; and 33 dog meat restaurants in and around Andong. https://map.naver.com/?query=%EA%B2%BD%EC%83%81%EB%B6%81%EB%8F%84+%EC%95%88%EB%8F%99%EC%8B%9C+%EA%B1%B4%EA%B0%95%EC%9B%90&type=SITE_1 https://map.naver.com/?query=%EA%B2%BD%EC%83%81%EB%B6%81%EB%8F%84+%EC%95%88%EB%8F%99%EC%8B%9C+%EB%B3%B4%EC%8B%A0%ED%83%95&type=SITE_1 Even if half of these ‘Health’ Food Shops and restaurants serve dog and cat ‘ingredients’ in one form or another, just imagine how many dog/cat slaughterhouses must be present in and around Andong in order to supply all of these outlets. South Korea is the home to global companies, such as Hyundai, Kia, Samsung, LG, Daewoo, SK and POSCO, which is why it is so shocking that an estimated 2.5 million dogs are tortured and slaughtered every year within South Korea, because of the greed of dog eaters and the dog meat industry; while the majority of those Koreans, who don’t actually participate in this offensive trade, show a profound indifference by doing nothing at all to stop it. We know how loyal and faithful our dogs across the world are; and we all ask a lot of them - they serve us in innumerable ways: farm work, war work, police and guard duties, search and rescue, help for the disabled, guiding and guardianship, and, of course, as our loving and trusting companions. Dogs were first domesticated many thousands of years ago, and so much do they want to be part of our ‘human’ family that they have learned to understand our gestures and our language - the language of another species, which shows remarkable willingness and intelligence. Please watch this undercover video by animal rights activists in South Korea: http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q There are laws in South Korea against selling dogs and cats for human consumption yet these laws are routinely and blatantly ignored. Dear Mayor Kweon Young-Sae and Andong City Council members, We ask you to take immediate action to crack down on the illegal dog farms, slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants that serve dog meat in your city. We request that an official document be issued, mandating that the following existing Korean laws be enforced by its government officials, police and judges: Unauthorized processing of food waste fed to dogs in the meat trade is a violation of Wastes Control Act, Article 15-2, Article 25, Section 3. Suppliers of food waste and transporters of food waste to dog meat farms are violating this regulation. Food waste fed to dogs in the dog meat trade is a violation of Control of Livestock and Fish Feed Act, Article 14, Section 1 & 2. Unauthorized collection of food waste and the act of feeding it to dogs in the meat trade is in violation of this regulation. Excrement and resulting environmental damage produced as a by-product of the illegal dog meat farm is a violation of Act on the Management and Use of Livestock Excreta Article 11. The excrement produced at dog meat farms causes environmental damage to the immediate and surrounding area. The act of slaughtering of dogs for human consumption is a violation of Animal Protection Act Article 8, Section 1, Clause 4. The act of slaughtering of a dog, without a justifiable ground – such as out of necessity for veterinary treatment, or in circumstances of immediate threat, harm or damage to human life or property, is a violation. The slaughter of dogs by electrocution is a violation of Animal Protection Act, Article 8, Section 1, Clause 1. Inflicting injury or death to any animal by the following means: battery by tools, exposure to drugs, exposure to extreme heat or fire, electrocution and drowning is subject to legal punishment. Therefore, the routine slaughter of dogs by butchers and farmers by these methods is in violation of the Act. Further, electrocution as a method of slaughter is internationally recognized as an inherently cruel method of slaughter and banned globally. Slaughter of dogs from unauthorized slaughterhouse is a violation of Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act, Article 7 Section 1. The Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act, states that dogs are officially recognized and classified as “animals” that are “prohibited from being slaughtered and distributed as food for human consumption”. Therefore, those vendors operating dog slaughterhouses are operating outside of the parameters of the law and in violation of the law. Slaughter of dogs for his/her own consumption is a violation of Animal Protection Act, Article 10. The intent of the Act is to ensure that no animal is slaughtered in a cruel or revolting manner, and shall be free from unnecessary pain, fear, or stress during the process of slaughter. Therefore, only humane way of slaughtering dogs would be by euthanasia (lethal injection). All currently practiced methods of slaughter by butchers, farmers and traders excludes euthanasia as a method of slaughter, therefore they are all in breach of this Act. This is also a violation of Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act Article 7 Section 1 Clause 2. According to the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act, slaughter of animals for his/her own consumption is allowed only for the livestock animals that are publically announced as classification of livestock in the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act and dogs are not classified here. Display and sale of dog carcass in traditional outdoor markets is a violation of Food Sanitation Act, Article 4, 5. Violation of laws banning sale of harmful food due to the contamination from unsanitary and illegal slaughter of the animal and display of the dog carcass. For example, dog carcass are routinely contaminated by microorganisms that cause human diseases and food poisoning which can lead to serious and life threatening health complications. There are also strict laws which ban the sale of meat from sick animals, due to the fact that there is no quality control or formal monitoring of slaughter practices in the dog meat trade it is very likely that violation of these laws is happening routinely. Dog meat restaurants’ sale of dog meat soup made with dog carcass from an unknown source is a violation of Food Sanitation Act Article 44 Section 1 Clause 1. Uninspected livestock products must not be transported, stored, displayed, sold or used for manufacturing or processing of food for human consumption. Please refer to the legal information regarding the dog meat consumption in South Korea published by KARA (Korea Animal Rights Advocates): https://www.ekara.org/activity/against/read/7537 http://koreandogs.org/kara-publishes-legal-information-booklet-ending-dog-meat-consumption/ The United States 115th Congress has formally passed H.Res. 401, which calls for an end to the dog and cat meat trade on cruelty and public health grounds. The United States is urging all nations to outlaw the dog and cat meat trade and enforce existing laws against such trade. (https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-resolution/401 International coverage of the brutal dog and cat meat trade in South Korea has stained your city’s image. The time to end this tragedy is now. The favor of your reply is requested.
Return Capone the bobcat to his family
The Mayweather family obtained the necessary permit for their bobcat from the state of Illinois before they purchased him from a breeder when he was just a kitten over 2 years ago. They paid to renew their permit each year. The last renewal was this past January. They have provided him the best home humanly possible. He is fed a diet of meat sold for human consumption. He is loved and cherished by Kesha, her husband and 2 children 10 and 17 yrs old. Last week Illinois state agencies arrived with a warrant and ripped Capone from the only life he has ever known. They claimed that he is a dangerous animal even though he was born in captivity and completely and totally domesticated. He was neutered before he had the opportunity to go into heat and Kesha had him declawed because she was afraid she would hurt him when clipping his nails. Capone is truly a gentle giant because even though he is large in size he is timid, trusting of humans and afraid of many things that do not scare the typical housecat. Danyia is 10 years old and has been pictured reading to him and using him as a pillow when she rests. A.J. is 17 and Capones best friend and playmate. This family pet has had regular vet visits and has never harmed a human being. Why did the state of Illinois issue and renew permits for an animal that is not legal in the state. The family is devastated beyond words and this poor cat must be terrified and confused. Please help return Capone to his loving family that misses him desperately.
Petition to Goverment of Malaysia...., POLIS DIRAJA MALAYSIA
Maximum penalty for the killing of a pregnant female cat put in a dryer at a laundrette.
The recent incident of the brutal killing of a pregnant female cat, thrown into a clothes dryer, alive. This happened in a laundry outlet in Kuala Lumpur. This has shocked the nation & public outcry for justice & those responsible be severely punished for their actions.The unimaginable cruelty towards animal must be stopped.The animal welfare & protection act must be enforced to the fullest. Severe punishment will set a high benchmark, a reminder & deter the larger segment of the society from engaging in such inhumane acts.
Petition to firstname.lastname@example.org; , JUbario@animalcare.lacounty.gov; , ACardona@animalcare.lacounty.gov , MarkRidley-Thomas@bos.lacounty.gov , JGutierrez@animalcare.lacounty.gov , email@example.com , PWebb@animalcare.lacounty.gov , MLopez2@animalcare.lacounty.gov
Remove Alison Cardona as Deputy Director for Violating HAYDEN’S LAW!
Update: 9/4/18: 2 dogs have been found DEAD in their kennels in a 4 day span! Dogs are dying at Carson - in their kennels - on cold cement floors!________ Update 9/2/18: I am reopening this petition to bring awareness to the fact that 5 dogs were killed this past week for being labeled “aggressive”. One dog had already been there for 2 months before being killed. These are not peaceful deaths for these dogs. They don’t get the nice sedative, the arms surrounding them and soft whisperings of love and goodbyes. THEY ARE P.T.D. (PUT TO,DEATH). Not sleep. Death. —————————————————————- UPDATE: Any dog who is in an LA COUNTY SHELTER for 60 days or more may be PTS with no advance warning! ************************************************* Mahatma Gandhi — 'The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.' This was sent to the people who network to save RESCUE ONLY DOGS: This is from the former Deputy Direct of the Southern, CA Shelters: Carson, Downey, Baldwin, Lancaster and Agoura Hills. I wanted to take the time to inform you that effective immediately there will be some changes in the animals in which you have been notified. All animals deemed "not safe" for placement due to behavior will no longer be made available to rescue's. You will no longer receive notifications on these animals and animals that fall under this category will be euthanized after there holding period is up. You will continue to receive notification on animals that are behaviorally sound and available. If you have any question please contact Allison Cardona the new Deputy Direct for the South County Operations. I will still be available but I encourage you to reach out to Allison for all your concerns, and let her know this is NOT OK!!! We are asking that the recent Policy Changes implemented by Allison Cardona be revoked and that rescues be allowed the opportunity to once again give every dog a second chance by making them available to rescues! Furthermore, we are requesting that Temp Tests be given on INTAKE and that they are administered by a TRAINED BEHAVIORIST, not a shelter employee! Young, healthy dogs are being labeled NOT SAFE by a SHELTER employee. They use a FAKE RUBBER hand which is very human aggressive to a dog. Months go by without exercise, no toys, they develop open sores on their feet and legs, they become depressed and listless, they have no grass to roll in, no human contact, no love, no decent food, no baths, or even the simple act of being petted. They test them AFTER MONTHS in a kennel and almost ALL will fail. LA County is breaking the law. What they are doing is a direct violation of Hayden's Law! HAYDEN'S LAW: SEC. 12. Section 31108 of the Food and Agricultural Code is amended to read: 31108. (a) The required holding period for a stray dog impoundedpursuant to this division shall be six business days, not includingthe day of impoundment, except as follows: (1) If the pound or shelter has made the dog available for owner redemption on one weekday evening until at least 7:00 p.m. or one weekend day, the holding period shall be four business days, not including the day of impoundment. (2) If the pound or shelter has fewer than three full-time employees or is not open during all regular weekday business hours, and if it has established a procedure to enable owners to reclaim their dogs by appointment at a mutually agreeable time when the pound or shelter would otherwise be closed, the holding period shall be four business days, not including the day of impoundment. Except as provided in Section 17006, stray dogs shall be held for owner redemption during the first three days of the holding period,not including the day of impoundment, and shall be available for owner redemption or adoption for the remainder of the holding period. (b) Any stray dog that is impounded pursuant to this divisionshall, prior to the killing of that animal for any reason other thanirremediable suffering, be released to a nonprofit, as defined inSection 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, animal rescue oradoption organization if requested by the organization prior to the scheduled killing of that animal. In addition to any required spay or neuter deposit, the pound or shelter, at its discretion, may assess a fee, not to exceed the standard adoption fee, for animals released. LA County is breaking the law. What they are doing is a direct violation of Hayden's Law! Please SIGN and SHARE this petition. Send emails, contact the media. Stand up and be an animals voice! We cannot allow this to happen! Thank you! firstname.lastname@example.org; JUbario@animalcare.lacounty.govACardona@animalcare.lacounty.govJGutierrez@email@example.comPWebb@animalcare.lacounty.govMarkRidley-Thomas@bos.lacounty.govMLopez2@firstname.lastname@example.orgAMota@animalcare.lacounty.gov
Petition to Sheboygan County Sheriff Cory Roeseler
Stop the suffering for the many dogs at the Kinship Companion Kennels
The dogs at Kinship Companion Kennels are in desperate need of help. The "kennel" operates without a Wisconsin Kennel license. The dogs are large dogs, Bernese Mountain Dogs and Golden Retrievers. The 100+ dogs are kept in a building without windows. The dogs live in dark, cramped living conditions. Dogs are crowded in small crates. The dogs are matted, urine soaked, and covered in feces. They are not exercised or given human contact. Dogs that have come out of this situation are severely underweight and riddled with numerous health conditions. The dogs are not feed regularly or supplied fresh water daily. The dogs at Kinship Companion Kennels are in desperate need of food, clean uncrowded living conditions, and veterinary care. Can you be their voice? Many people have been asking for the state and local authorities to investigate the situation. All seem to look the other way and hope that an upcoming foreclosure will resolve the situation. Ask Sheboygan County Sheriff Todd Priebe to immediately inspect the premises with a licensed veterinarian (other than Veterinarian Dianne Dommer who is a friend of the owner of Kinship Companion). There are loving homes willing and waiting to help get these dogs the care they so desperately need. (Above photos are actual photos taken at Kinship Companion Kennels)
Petition to António Guterres, Secretary-General, António Guterres, United Nations
United Nations: BAN Trophy Hunting. STOP Poachers. END Imports.
Ban International Travel for Hunting. More than 7,520,270,000 (billion) humans on Earth. Two-thirds of all animal species are being wiped out. 100,000 elephants killed in the last 3 years. Too many species with once robust populations now reduced to a few thousand, a few hundred or even less. Humans are rapidly destroying the natural world in a blood-soaked pursuit of false-power, ego, ignorance and stupidity. We are witnessing The Great Animal Extinction, the animal holocaust caused entirely by soulless humans. Tigers, elephants, bears, rhinoceros, wolves, leopards, jaguars, cheetahs, gorillas, orangutans, so many bird species, sea life, are on the brink of extinction, and in a few years will be gone. The list is frighteningly long. Wild animals we love are being massacred at a terrifyingly rapid rate of destruction. Extinction is forever. EXTINCTION IS FOREVER!Natural habitat destruction, climate-change and greed are BIG problems, but the worst and most grotesque offenders are vile poachers and mentally diseased trophy hunters. These killers are an appalling example of mental sickness. They are aided by companies that profit from killing these beautiful creatures. These businesses & clubs are guilty of lobbying governments to let them break the law by importing exotic animals and their body parts. They must be stopped right NOW. It's going to be too late. We must act right now! Because there is so little time left to save the Earth's great land and sea animals. Actions taken by organizations and individuals have helped but are no longer enough to stop the massacre. We must act today, we must tip the balance for the animals! WE MUST BE THEIR PROTECTORS.What will the world look like if you do nothing? Do something. Please sign the petition and share it with everyone. It will be hand delivered to the United Nations. I thank you. The animals thank you. Mother Earth thanks you.
Petition to Kevin Plank, ÖSV Präsident Prof. Peter Schröcksnadel, Präsident Oke Göttlich, Kevin Mansell, Roberta Myre
Boycott Under Armour for their Slaughter of Wildlife
Picture: Under Armour goon Lee Lakosky poses with the carcass of a Kodiak Bear he'd just killed. Under Armour sponsors numerous Trophy-hunters like Kendall Jones, Lee and Tiffany Lakosky, Cameron Hanes, and many others, to kill wild animals for sport on different continents in order to promote the sale of Under Armour Hunting Gear. Under Armour trophy hunters flaunt their numerous kills ostentatiously on "UNDER ARMOUR HUNT" social media pages as well as their personal websites. To Kevin Plank, Founder and CEO of Under Armour: "Sir, the inspired spirit of innovation that built your company is contrary to the sport hunting programs you support and sponsor. Watching individuals butcher unsuspecting wild animals for the thrill of killing, flaunting pictures of themselves with their kills on social media is something that haunts any conscientious human being. Your aim to inspire through sport is noble and innovative. Including killing sentinent beings into that aim is base, grotesque and inhumane. Please reconsider and cancel your involvement in hunting. It literally destroys the reputation of your entire company."