Petition to Jon Tester, Steve Daines, Leanne Marten, Matt McGrath, Jim Pena
Save Montana's Rarest Grizzlies: Reroute the Pacific Northwest Trail
The Yaak Valley in Northwest Montana is home to one of the smallest populations of grizzly bears in the United States (approximately 22 as of 2012). A proposed addition to the Pacific Northwest Trail would introduce a high traffic corridor of thousands of hikers through the heart of the grizzly's habitat. This northern route trail is highly problematic; 68 miles of the proposed PNT route currently pass through grizzly bear habitat in the Yaak, 44 of these miles are designated as grizzly bear core habitat. Slating the trail through the Yaak would be dangerous to both bears and hikers, and would be detrimental to the grizzlies and their critical habitat. A 1980 congressional study resolved that the northern route of the PNT would have a significant impact on grizzly bears and the sensitive high elevation habitat through which it would pass. However, in 2009, the out-of-state club added the northern route on to rider of a must-pass bill, meaning it now requires an act of congress to reverse. Since, they have begun building the trail without further review of the environmental impact. Multiple proposals exist that would reroute the trail, allowing hikers to still experience the region but not impact the core grizzly habitat. More information on the PNT and the Yaak can be found at: http://yaakvalley.org/programs/pacific-northwest-trail-route/ Or, contact the Yaak Valley Forest Council directly at email@example.com. Your voices are critical to saving Yaak's grizzlies--please make them heard. Please sign and share this petition, and add your comments to urge legislators to reroute the PNT to run along the southern route option and keep these most critical habitats intact and the bears' and hikers best interest in mind.
Petition to Representative Johnny Shaw
Better Animal Welfare Laws in Tennessee
The laws in Tennessee exempt certain animals, such as horses, from being protected by some of the Animal Welfare statues in the state. These antiquated laws must be updated to give all animals, including horses, the same protection under the law. Law enforcement's hands are often tied and they cannot help horses that are being neglected and abused! For more information about the laws and why they need to be updated, please visit: https://www.horseplushumanesociety.org/tnlaw/Tennessee Representative Johnny Shaw, a House Agriculture, Natural Resources and House State Government member has been made aware of the problems with this law and he has said that he is interested in making an amendment to change the law where animals can get immediate assistance if they're suffering.Please call 615-741-4538 and tell Johnny Shaw that you support changing this law to protect horses and other suffering animals. You can also email him at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell him that you support changing the law.
Petition to Katherine Mangione, Bill McCrary, Woodbury Lions Club, Lions International
BAN All "Big Lick" Tenn. Walking Horse Animal Cruelty - Woodbury Lions Club Horse Show
Woodbury (Cannon County) TN is a proud community located about 20 miles East of Murfreesboro, TN. It’s near MTSU (Middle Tennessee State University) which is Tennessee’s largest state supported university.Woodbury is “only 55 miles from Nashville, but it’s a world away”. About 3,000 people live in Woodbury, and the Cannon County population is about 14,000Despite it’s small size, Woodbury, TN has one of the largest Lion’s Clubs in the State of Tennessee. The Lion’s Club Motto is:“We Serve”.Sadly, the Woodbury Lion’s Club biggest fund raiser is a Horse Show which features Animal Cruelty to Tennessee Walking Horses (“Big Lick”). The Lions Club was chartered in 1935, and the Horse Show began in 1938.The Tennessee Walking Horse was not abused with endemic institutionalized “SORING” until the 1960s. A Federal Law - Horse Protection Act of 1970 - was passed to stop it, but it has NOT stopped the Animal Cruelty.Even worse, the Woodbury Lions Club “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse Show is a source of great community pride.The Woodbury Lions Club Horse Show features “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horses. Most of the classes feature “Big Lick”Tennessee Walking Horses (24 of 40 classes). The Horses, including the “BABY” Two Year Olds wear approximately EIGHT POUND SHOES, and CHAINS hit the sensitive skin above the horses front hooves making them step high with their front legs. This is the “Big Lick” gait.Native Tennessean distinguished MTSU Horse Science Professor Equine Vet Dr. John Haffner says the “Big Lick” is Animal Cruelty. Describing the “Big Lick”, Dr. John Haffner says, “It’s a pain induced gait … a business based upon the suffering and pain of Horses".The Lions Club raises money from the Animal Cruelty and makes charitable donations. This shocking Video from the 2018 Woodbury Lions Club has now been viewed over 50,000 times.https://www.facebook.com/BillyGoBoy/videos/1591669857622771/Interestingly, women prominently serve as President, Secretary and Memphis of the Woodbury Lions Club:OfficersPresident -Katherine Mangione-Swoape - Assistant Professor - MTSUPast President -Gina Mitchell - Office Manager - Christ Followers Church1st Vice President - Danny Miller2nd Vice President -William "Bill" McCrary 3rd Vice President - Travis MattoxTreasurer - Sue PatrickSecretary - Cliff SwoapeMembership - Chair Lois LarimerLion Tamer - Sarah FerrellTail Twister - Randy Greenwood The Woodbury Lions Club owns its Club Building.Woodbury(Cannon County) TN is too fine a place, and it simply does not need “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty on display at its beautiful “Fair Grounds”.Please SIGN and SHARE this Petition.Your Signatures and Comments will be delivered to the Woodbury Lions Club Officers, and to Lions International. 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 “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty …https://www.facebook.com/BillyGoBoy/videos/1143804862409275/https://youtu.be/MuKWcqUdZbcCCABLAC, 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 Mr. Wei Tao, Yulin Mayor
Shut Down the Yulin Dog Meat Festival!
Did you know, every year, on the summer solstice, thousands of dogs are rounded up to be eaten in Yulin, China as part of a Dog Meat Festival? We believe that this cruel “festival” has no place in the 21st century. Help us end this cruel "festival" and trade:https://www.change.org/f/help-dogs-like-ellie-saved-from-yulin-slaughterhouse?source_location=petition_show There are so many reasons to end this horrific festival -- warning, the following information may be upsetting. The Yulin Dog Meat Festival is also a dangerous food safety issue. Dogs sold on the market are sick, poisoned and dying animals. They suffer from horrendous conditions during the long distance, trans-provincial journeys, many days without food and water and may carry contagious disease. We appeal to you to act in the interest of public health, food safety, animal welfare, and the image of Guangxi and China. The Yulin Dog Meat Festival is a business operation that undermines the national and public interest. The Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region government is at a historical juncture. The Dog Meat Festival must end. By signing our petition, you’re joining a global movement with like-minded people who want to shut down this heinous festival and trade. In the coming weeks and months, you’ll have the opportunity to be involved in both online and in-person events happening around the world. Thank you, Duo Duo Animal Welfare Project (www.duoduoproject.org)
Petition to YuLin Government, Ambassador Cui Tiankai
Stop the Yulin Dog Meat Festival!
Dear Ambassador Cui Tiankai, China's rich cultural and traditional history spans thousands of years and now China is fast becoming a recognized and dominating super economic power, with its citizens enjoying a high standard of living as the result of economic and social progress. However, with great success comes great responsibility, and as a global citizen, I am truly shocked and appalled to learn about the cruelty and suffering currently being inflicted upon the helpless companion animals, namely dogs and cats, of Yulin, killed during the annual Yulin Dog Meat Festival. This medieval way of treating animals sits at complete odds with how China has progressed as a society in recent years. This is not about cultural differences this is about the most basic of ethics and about treating animals with compassion. It's plain to see that the practices carried out at Yulin represent a new low for China. Those animals we choose to be our working companions, our eyes when we are blind, our guardians of the family home, to share our food and to be our best friends for hundreds of years are suffering and are being slaughtered in the most monstrous of ways. There are many videos on YouTube to evidence this, although they are not easy to watch. Despite how you feel about eating any animal, no living, sentient being should be abused or tortured for any reason, and no right-minded person can rationally argue otherwise. Dogs and cats suffer unspeakable horrors at the hands of farmers, traders and butchers - beaten, torched with fire, boiled alive, etc. Not all these animals are "farmed" - many are beloved, stolen pets. The medieval treatment of companion animals in Yulin provides a cruel contrast to the slick, sophisticated, modern image that China tries so hard to portray to the outside world. Until Yulin and the Chinese government officials begin to legitimately and aggressively police, enact and enforce the companion animal protection laws as a first step in ending this shameful industry, I will be protesting for the tens of thousands of suffering, neglected and abused companion animals living lives of utter misery and pain unto death throughout Yulin and other cities that supply these animals to Yulin. ---------------------------------- To learn more and take action, please visit: English: http://koreandogs.org/yulin/Greek: http://koreandogs.org/yulin-greek/Italian: http://koreandogs.org/yulin-italian/Spanish: http://koreandogs.org/yulin-spanish/ Ambassador Cui TiankaiEmbassy of the People's Republic of China in the United States of America3505 International Place, N.W.Washington, D.C. 20008 U.S.A.Tel: +1-202-495-2266Fax: +1-202-495-2138E-mail: email@example.com http://www.china-embassy.org/eng/ Consulate General Luo LinquanConsulate General of the People's Republic of China in San Francisco1450 Laguna Street, San Francisco, CA 94115Tel: 415-852-5924http://www.chinaconsulatesf.org/eng/ City of Yulin: http://www.yulin.gov.cn/ Italian: FERMIAMO LO YULIN DOG MEAT FESTIVAL Spettabile Governo Cinese, La Cina, con la sua ricca storia di cultura e tradizioni millenarie, è ormai anche un paese dichiaratamente annoverato tra le superpotenze economiche mondiali, con una popolazione ad un alto tenore di vita frutto di un raggiunto benessere sociale ed economico. Tuttavia, con il grande successo arrivano anche le grandi responsabilità e in quanto cittadino del mondo, sono scioccato e disgustato dalla crudeltà e delle sofferenze inflitte su inermi animali da compagnia, i cani e gatti di Yulin, uccisi durante l’annuale Yulin Dog Meat Festival. Questo barbaro modo di trattare gli animali si scontra fortemente con il progresso sociale raggiunto dalla Cina in questi ultimi anni. Le differenze culturali non c’entrano, c’entra la necessità di trovare modi eticamente corretti e compassionevoli di interagire col mondo animale. E’ sotto gli occhi di tutti che le inumane torture perpetrate a Yulin rappresentano una vera e propria macchia indelebile nella storia recente della Cina. Gli stessi animali che abbiamo scelto come compagni di lavoro, come nostri occhi quando non siamo in grado di vedere, come guardiani delle nostre case e delle nostre famiglie, con cui condividiamo il nostro cibo e che sono i nostri migliori amici da centinaia di anni vengono massacrati nei modi più mostruosi. Esistono molti video su Youtube, a testimonianza di ciò, che non sono facili da guardare. E indipendentemente da come la si pensi in merito al consumo di qualsiasi animale, nessun essere vivente senziente dovrebbe essere in alcun modo costretto a sottostare ad abusi e torture e nessuna persona dotata di logica e raziocinio potrà mai dire il contrario. Cani e gatti patiscono sofferenze indicibili per mano di contadini, mercanti e macellai venendo bastonati, bruciati e bolliti ancora vivi. E non tutti questi animali vengono “allevati” a questo scopo, molti sono animali domestici rubati alle loro disperate famiglie. Il trattamento barbaro degli animali da compagnia di Yulin si pone in netta contrapposizione con l’immagine elegante, sofisticata e moderna che la Cina cerca da tempo di mostrare al resto del mondo. Finché Yulin e i rappresentanti del governo cinese non cominceranno a combattere questa pratica con forza e decisione implementando una legge per la protezione degli animali da compagnia come primo passo per porre termine a questa pratica vergognosa, io protesterò per le decine di migliaia di animali da compagnia negletti, abusati e torturati, costretti ad una vita miserrima e pene indicibili e letali in tutta Yulin e in tutte le altre città che forniscono animali a Yulin. Distinti saluti,
Petition to Kevin Plank, ÖSV Präsident Prof. Peter Schröcksnadel, Präsident Oke Göttlich, Kevin Mansell, Roberta Myre
Boycott Under Armour for Killing Wildlife for Sport
Picture: Under Armour goon Lee Lakosky poses with the carcass of a Kodiak Bear he 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."
Petition to President of the United States, Ivanka Trump, Secretary of Agriculture, Mark Mulvaney, American Horse Council
Mr President, Please Publish Federal Rule Save”The Horses” From “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty
“We, The People” respectfully petition you to please instruct Secretary of Agriculture, Mr. “Sonny” Perdue, and OMB Director, Mr. Mark Mulvaney, to expeditiously review and publish the Federal Rule in the Federal Register to remove the “Pads and Chains” from Tennessee Walking Horses. This will eliminate 50 years of corruption and Animal Cruelty to Tennessee Walking Horses! CCABLAC (Citizens Campaign Against “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty) grassroots advocates are largely Southerners who voted for you, but more importantly, they “Speak FOR ‘The Horses Who Cannot Speak For Themselves”. These are animal welfare advocates, not animal rights” people. Many of them eat bacon, steak and hunt wild game. We are not against Horse Shows featuring flat shod natural Tennessee Walking Horses. According to famous Tennessean newspaper Sportswriter Mr. David Climer, “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty to Tennessee Walking Horses is akin to “Dog Fighting” and “Cock Fighting”. For years, many of those involved in the Tennessee walking horse industry have yearned for its competitions to be taken seriously as a legitimate sport. Blood sport, yes. Legitimate sport, no. Sorry, but I’m calling horse excrement. Soring is still in common practice, and everybody knows it.” Native Tennessean MTSU (Middle Tennessee State University) Horse Science Professor Equine Vet Dr. John Haffner says: "the “Big Lick” is a business built on the suffering and pain of horses. The fact is the big lick can only be accomplished by soring. When one soring technique becomes detectable, another one is developed. The big lick is a learned response to pain and if horses have not been sored, they do not learn it.” CCABLAC animal welfare advocates have peacefully publicly demonstrated against this Animal Cruelty from the Gulf of Mexico at Panama City Beach, FL; to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, NC; to Nashville, Columbia & Shelbyville, Tennessee; to Times Square in your New York City; to the Nation’s Capitol in Washington, D.C. Videos taken by CCABLAC animal welfare advocates at “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse Shows have reached over 7+ million persons. The Tennessee public has responded to calls to “BOYCOTT” the “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty. The Federal Rule has unprecedented Bi-Partisan support. The lead Sponsor is Tea Party Republican Rep. Ted Yoho, DVM (R-FL) who is a large animal vet. The other lead sponsor is Blue Dog Democrat Rep. Kurt Schrader, DVM (D-OR), also a large animal vet. The Federal Rule was proposed on July 26, 2016. Over 135,000 public comments were made, and 95% favored publication of the Rule in the Federal Register. Over 182 U. S. Representatives wrote a letter to the Secretary of Agriculture on October 25, 2016, “strongly” urging U. S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to “expeditiously finalize” the Rule (to abolish ‘Big Lick’ Animal Cruelty). The American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Horse Council have strongly endorsed the proposed Federal Rule. They know the score. Mr. President, key persons in the Republican establishment have been bought and paid for where this issue is concerned. Former House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) blocked a vote on this in 2014. Unfortunately, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has taken over $750,000.00 from the “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty interests since 1988. He will not let this measure be voted upon by the U. S. Senate. Mr. President, please do the right thing to help “The Horses” who cannot speak for themselves” To do so, you will have to go against some key members of the Republican Establishment, but by doing so, you will win over many people who have doubted you. It is what you promised when you ran for President, and said yesterday in your Inaugural Address: “The establishment protected itself but not the citizens of our country. Their victories have not been your victories. Their triumphs have not been your triumphs. And while they celebrated in our nation’s capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land. That all changes starting right here and right now. Because this moment is your moment. It belongs to you.” Mr. President, “the establishment” will not protect “The Horses” who cannot speak for themselves. This is a marvelous opportunity for you to "Make America Great Again" by taking the side of these magnificent horses who cannot speak for themselves. Mr. President, please fulfill YOUR promise to “WE, The People”, and "Make America Great Again", by helping “The Horses” Who Cannot Speak For Themselves". ---------------------------------------------------------------------- After you SIGN, please SHARE this petition with your friends and family via email, Facebook, and Twitter! A CCABLAC delegation will deliver Your PETITION Signatures and Comments to the White House, Secretary of Agriculture and Director, OMB (Office of Management and Budget). WE, The People, CCABLAC (Citizens Campaign Against "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty) - “We Speak FOR “The Horses” Who Cannot Speak For Themselves”.
Petition to Mr. Matt Buchanan, N. David Smith, William "Bill" Moore
Cancel and Boycott “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Classes - North Carolina Championship Show
Please SIGN this Petition to STOP “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty to beautiful Tennessee Walking Horses. Asheville and Fletcher, North Carolina, are two progessive beautiful cities located in Western North Carolina. Both are known for gentle tolerance, enlightenment and kindness. Unfortunately, these two cities are hosting the three day “Big Lick” North Carolina Championship Walking Horse Show, Oct. 6 – 8. Sadly, the horse show will feature “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty to Tennessee Walking Horses. Tennessee Walking Horses are tortured from an early age to learn how to do the “Big Lick”. It is a pain induced gait. The horses throw their legs high while wearing Chains and 6 – 8 pound stack shoes. Caustic chemicals are applied to sensitive skin above the horses hooves, and then wrapped with plastic to “cook in” the chemicals which causes the skin to be blistered. When the chains hit the skin, the horses throw their front legs high while squatting down on their back legs – creating the cruel “Big Lick”. “Big Lick” TWH are the only horses in America which wear Chains in the show ring. According to Tennessean and Noted Equine Vet Dr. John Haffner, the "Big Lick" is a "business built on the suffering and pain of horses". Dr. Haffner is a member of the Horse Science Faculty at MTSU (Middle Tennessee State University) in Murfreesboro, TN. Even worse, the horse show will be held at the McGough Arena at the Western North Carolina Agriculture Center owned by the State of North Carolina. Of 83 total horse classes 45 will feature the “Big Lick” gait. In March 2015, the North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture banned “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horses from the 2015 NC State Fair. This action came after a Change.Org Petition gained almost 20,000 signatures, and a public Protest was held at the 2014 NC State Fair. At the 2015 North Carolina Championship Horse Show, USDA Vet inspectors disqualified a shocking 35% of all the “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horses they inspected for allegedly being in violation of the Horse Protection Act (Animal Cruelty). On July 25, 2016, the U. S. Secretary of Agriculture took action and opened a Public Comment period to make the “Big Lick” illegal by removing the “Pads and Chains”, consequently abolishing the “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty. So far over 81% of the “Public Comments” favor the Federal Regulation to the Horse Protection Act. The Regulation can be made official after October 26, 2016. It’s time for Americans, and people all over the World, to urge the General Manager of the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center; North Carolina Chief Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture; and the Mayor of Fletcher, North Carolina to ban the “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse classes, and to urge the public to Boycott “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty. After you SIGN, please SHARE the petition with your friends and family via email, Facebook, 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)