Animal Cruelty

1,874 petitions

Update posted 7 hours ago

Petition to Alexandra Munroe, Philip Tinari, WLS Spencer Foundation, The E. Rhodes & Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, Henry Luce Foundation, The Nancy Foss Heath & Richard B. Heath Educational Foundation, Lavazza Ethics, Lavazza USA, American Express, Guggenheim Collections, Guggenheim Marketing, Guggenheim Foundations

Promote Cruelty-Free Exhibits at the Guggenheim

The Guggenheim is gearing up for a special exhibit to air for three months beginning Oct 6, 2017 called "Art and China after 1989." If the Guggenheim's plans stay as they are, the exhibit will feature several distinct instances of unmistakable cruelty against animals in the name of art. In one example, artists Peng Yu and Sun Yuan tether four pairs of American pit bulls to eight wooden treadmills for a live exhibit. The dogs are faced off against one another, running "at" each other but prevented from touching one another, which is a stressful and frustrating experience for animals trained to fight. The dogs get wearier and wearier, their muscles more and more prominent, and their mouths increasingly salivate. At this live 2003 "performance" in China, a video was recorded, complete with close-up shots of the dogs' frantic, foaming faces. This 7-minute video will be on display at the Guggenheim exhibit (information from NY Times article "Where the Wild Things Are: China’s Art Dreamers at the Guggenheim"). In another example, artist Xu Bing stamped meaningless characters all over the bodies of two pigs, a boar and a sow, who were put on display, mating, in a museum exhibit in Beijing in 1994. The Guggenheim will feature the video of that "performance" as well. Finally, this exhibit will feature live animals (reptiles, amphibians, insects) that are trapped in a glass enclosure for attendee viewing. According to the NY Times article, "During the three-month exhibition some creatures will be devoured; others may die of fatigue. The big ones will survive. From time to time, a New York City pet shop will replenish the menagerie with new bugs." Help us send a message to the Guggenheim by signing this petition. Let them know that animal cruelty holds no place in art in the United States, nor should it anywhere in the world. This assault on animals in the name of art will not be tolerated or supported. Guggenheim - please do what you know in your heart is right. Take a stand with our animal cohabitants of this planet, and pull the pieces employing these cruel methods from your upcoming show.  Guggenheim - tell the world what you stand for: bold, controversial art that breaks barriers and challenges social norms, which does NOT include the promotion of cruelty against innocent beings.

Stephanie Lewis
631,061 supporters
Update posted 8 hours ago

Petition to Jerry Brown

Please Sign No Puppy Mill Pets in Stores: AB485

California could become the first state in the world to end the sales of dogs, cats and rabbits in retail stores unless procured from a registered shelter or rescue. And you can help make that happen!We created this petition with our partners, Puppy Mill Free US, to contact Governor Brown now, so he is aware of the huge number of supporters for AB-485 well before it reaches his desk.Every signature goes directly to the Governor's office. Governor Brown has done some good things for wildlife recently, BUT he is known for capricious and sometimes contrary positions. We do not know his position on this bill. He has, in a number of issues over his long years, not always been on the side of ending animal suffering. We fully expect him to sign this bill promptly, but we simply do not know which way he will go. Please SIGN, SHARE AND GIVE IF YOU CAN to—no matter how little—to promote this petition to those who most want to sign. Help get our numbers over 100,000 ASAP.HISTORYA similar bill was passed by CA House and Senate 8 years ago, which Governor Schwarzenegger promptly vetoed. The Guvenator has since found a new determination in protecting animals through his friend, director James Cameron, a vegan advocate who is producing a documentary, The Game Changers, in which Arnie is likely to appear as "the documentary will introduce "the world to elite athletes, special ops soldiers, visionary scientists, cultural icons, and everyday heroes--each on a mission to create a seismic shift in the way we eat and live."We're fairly sure Arnie would sign this bill this time around, but Governor Brown... we just don't know. Help us help him make the decision to change the world.

Animal Abuse Investigations
94,199 supporters
Update posted 16 hours ago

Petition to Sheboygan County Sheriff Todd Priebe, 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)

Sheboygan Animal Rescue
4,525 supporters
Update posted 17 hours ago

Petition to Saga Furs, Mr. Juha Sipilä, Mr, Sauli Niinistö, Legislative Branch of Finland Government, Finnish Animal Welfare Act, Humane Society International, International Fund for Animal Welfare, The Dodo, WORLD ANIMAL PROTECTION INTERNATIONAL

Ban the Inhuman Treatment of Arctic Foxes on Finnish Fur Farms

In Finland, Arctic foxes are bred in squalid, tightly confined containers for the sole purpose of being inhumanly slaughtered, skinned, and sold to high-end fashion brands like Gucci and Louis Vuitton. The Finnish government enacted the Finnish Animal Welfare Act, which explicitly states that "animal breeding that causes pain and suffering is prohibited." Yet, this Animal Welfare Act has done nothing to stop the unimaginably cruel practice of Finnish monster-breeding.  Artic foxes; adorable, highly-intelligent animals in the same family as your beloved dog, normally weigh 6 - 8 pounds (3 - 4 kilos) in the wild, but are being bread to weigh over 44 pounds (20 kilos) by Saga Furs!! Not only are their conditions on these fox fur farms unbelievably cruel and unthinkable to begin with, but these monster bred foxes are in constant daily pain in their joints and muscles, and most of them cannot even stand on their legs. The pictures of their little faces show so much fear, sadness, and PAIN that I cannot fathom how the Finnish government, a progressive, liberal democracy, is allowing such HORRORS to take place to arctic foxes. Foxes, like their cousins the domestic dog, are pack animals. They instinctively have a trust and desire to be around humans. They are highly intelligent, highly sociable, and worst of all, studies have proven their ability to understand the environment they are in. What this means is these animals are not only being tortured in ways that are cruel beyond compare on a daily basis because they weigh over 5 times what their bodies can carry, but they are AWARE THEY ARE BEING TORTURED. This is all before they are killed cruelly in ways I cannot bear to describe and skinned (some alive). Please, I beg of you to help me do something to end this cruel, unnecessary, and heartbreaking practice from continuing in civilized society. I am confident that this is a solvable issue and that the Finnish government will do what is right.   

Ivana Dillas
9,642 supporters