Petition to Mr. Gregory Paulger, Mr. Jean-Pierre Vandersteen
Ban the use of horses in Bullfighting
Tourists make up the Majority of spectators at these cruel "shows"—you can help us steer tourists away from supporting and fuelling bullfighting by making a small donation below; Chuffed.org/Voice-for-horses The torment, abuse and killing of animals for amusement or "entertainment" will never be acceptable and is sure to leave a terrible legacy for Spains future. The entire world is watching, waiting and hoping that the right decision will be made by banning the use of these innocent and loyal horses from being used in bullfighting. You can Win the admiration and hearts of citizens in your country who are strongly opposed to bullfighting as well as the admiration of citizens around the globe who are equally opposed to this cruel "Sport" by considering banning Bullfighting all together. Spain is considered a modern and laudable Nation with a wealth of treasures including art, architecture, music, natural beauty, culture, and people from all over the world enjoy visiting Spain to experience its rich heritage. “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” - Mahatma Gandhi HORSES USED IN BULLFIGHTING: Old horses who have surpassed their working life are being sold and used in bullfighting!! Their vocal cords are mutilated to render them voiceless so they cannot scream in fear when the bull approaches or from the pain of being attacked, this mutilation also ensures the crowd does not Feel sympathetic towards the horse. Prior to the Bullfight, the horses are blindfolded and their ears and nostrils are typically compacted with Vaseline and cotton buds to deprive them of their senses which prevents them from panicking when the bull charges. Once the horse is ready the Picador rides them into the arena where the now unsuspecting and defenceless horse becomes an easy target for the enraged bull who is being provoked and stabbed in the neck by the Picador who uses a long sharp lance. These horses are often gored even though they are protected by what is termed a “peto”, or a protective cape. These petos often do little more than hide the horses wounds. Furthermore these old horses are repaid for a lifetime of loyal service to Mankind by being forced against their will to participate in this cruel and life threatening Practice. Should you ever find yourself in a country where bullfighting is practised, please do not be tempted to attend these sadistic displays. The continuation of bullfighting depends on government subsidies and the tourism industry. Don’t support bullfighting with your dollar. Like us on facebook to Stay up to date with this campaign and to help us with our efforts towards helping more Animals with future campaigns.
Petition to Nicola Sturgeon First Minister of Scotland
Stop the legalisation of tail docking in Scotland.
Across Scotland thousands of puppies less than five days old are about to be subjected to an inhumane treatment which involves the amputation of their tails using nail clippers, scissors or sometimes a rubber band, known as tail docking. The tail is part of the dogs backbone, it has between 4-7 paired nerves and 6-23 vertebrae and muscle, the skin is either cut or crushed through to cut through the bone, muscle and tendon. This is done without anaesthetic. The evidence that this is painful to animals is overwhelming. Outwith the damaging effects of amputation, it affects them negatively throughout their lives. It is argued that dogs use their tails to communicate with people and other dogs and those who are 'docked' are dis-advantaged and are more likely to be anti-social and aggressive as a result of this. Legalising it also results in many 'illegal tail docking' incidents to occur which have had horrific outcomes for dogs across Scotland due to it not being carried out by veterinary surgeons. This archaic practice, which was set up for hunting or working dogs was outlawed in Scotland in 2007. SNP and the Tories have just changed the law on this, linked to receiving a signed petition of 4,158 signatures from The Scottish Gamekeepers Commission, more commonly known as the upper classes. The consultation ignored the vast research that shows it is an inhumane practice and did not listen to consultation from animal welfare or veterinary groups who were against it. The majority of countries around the world have outlawed this practice due to the overwhelming evidence against it and these all have working dogs. So why is Scotland going backwards in regards to animal welfare? Show that we as a country care more about the welfare of our animals than the interests of a few. We need to work together to gain a minimum of 100,000 signatures to have this raised in parliament and show that we care more about animal welfare than the pursuits of the wealthy few.
Petition to Gloucestershire Constabulary
Reopen Hartpury College Animal Killing Cases
The following text is what I have already reported to the police. "My reason for reporting this incident is due to Police failing to investigate this incident fully. The subject is Animal abuse and killing of a fox cub by Hartpury College students. My issue is that police have not dealt with this incident appropriately within the rules of the law. Police have said that "The fox had been struck in a collision and the student, who is training to be a gamekeeper, acted to dispatch the animal to end its suffering,". Although the caption posted with the video was "Got the fucker" which doesn't sound like an heroic act to end it's suffering. Also it is illegal to carry an offensive weapon in public, and in the video it clearly shows the girl carrying a knife and ending this innocent animals life. The animal is clearly suffering, they could've done the right thing and taken it (or even reported it) to the nearest vet, these are medically untrained individuals who contributed to the suffering of this animal in its last moments, rather than "Ending its suffering", if what these students were doing was to benefit the animal then I don't see why they wouldn't give it the appropriate medical attention it needs rather than to record the video, stamp on the animal, and take it into their own incompetent hands to use an offensive weapon to end this animals life. It has been said that "Students at the college say the deaths were part of a competition to kill the largest animal - and post a photo on social media". This is not the only case that has been brought to public attention and legal action needs to be taken against them."
Petition to Nicola Sturgeon
Ban the excruciating pain caused to dogs by docking their tails in Scotland.
The Scottish government has allowed tail docking to be legal again in Scotland. Tail docking sees puppies younger than five days old have their tails amputated with no anaesthetic or pain relief. The WSAVA places limb amputation in the severe-excruciating pain category, supporting the concern tail-docking causes puppies unnecessary pain and suffering. Tail docking involves severing through bone, nerve, muscle, and connective tissue when pups are less than 5 days old, at which point it is very difficult to guarantee they will go on to be working dogs. Please do not sit back. Give these poor defensenseless puppies the voice they deserve. There is no reason why a dogs tail should be docked. The very fact it was banned in the beginning shows how cruel this is. Please sign please share and please do not allow this to continue. Its also worth mentioning that the SNP and rest of the Scottish Government allowed this to be passed out of the public eye all though knowing that a survey showed 71% of people disagreed with this motion. Unfortunately its been legal in England and Wales for a good while but the Scottish Government originally banned this from being carried out in Scotland but have just recently made it legal. Please sign and please share.
Petition to Change.org, Change.org Support Admin
Stop dog meat trade in Korea
calling all freedom fighters & Animal groups. please sign & share widely & help us stop the slaughtering of our domestic dogs & pets in Korea' these dogs are taken & spend their life in small cages' some with broken bones & injuries until the time they are inhumanly slaughtered for their meat. the dogs are bashed & pounded until they no longer move & many are skinned & boiled alive. there are sickening footage videos taken from the dog meat markets of where the slaughter is carried out. these animals have their fur ripped from their bodies & thrown on a pile to die in extreme pain' while some are actually boiled alive. there was even footage of dogs being tied up & having their legs cut off' all this is carried out while they are still alive. please help us stop the barbaric & inhumane cruelty of our domestic dogs & pets. we need to be their voice & shut down these horrific dog meat markets. please sign & share thank you.
Petition to Arklow Seabreeze Festival
End the Pig Race
I'm calling on the committee to once and for all end the cruel and frightening pig race, as in this day and age, this outdated and backward form of entertainment should be laid well and truly in the past. Pigs are highly intelligent and sentient beings, with real fears. Forcing them to race in a crowd of baying people, is absurd and beyond cruel and is not 'Entertainment'. You can see the look of fear in the pigs every year and it's time to come into the 21st century and end this now. Arklow has shown it's progressive outlook toward ending animal abuse by supporting the ban on allowing any circus that uses exotic or wild animals from performing here, the pig race is not much removed from using animals for entertainment in an outdated and sinister way. We as people should know better and not support any form of animal abuse and this is clearly cruel. Some of the public may think it's funny, but I guarantee those pigs don't think so. Surely another alternative can be sought for cheers and laughs for the public without resorting to animal cruelty? No matter what 'care and attention' the pigs get from their owners during their upbringing and on the day itself, it does not remove the fact that the pigs are forced to run among noise and on hard ground, that can only be very disorientating and fearful for them. If you feel strongly, that pigs should not be raced at the Arklow Seabreeze Festival this year and from now on, please sign this petition and share it. I am sure that public opinion will end this outdated and cruel practice. Thank you.
Petition to Civil Aviation Administration of China
'Er Mao' deserves justice!
'Er Mao' is a golden retriever shipped by its owner to Tianhe Airport in Wuhan, China. It was badly beaten and abused by the airport staff who remains unapologetic for their actions. Read the story here. Help this poor dog find justice by petitioning for an apology and change by the local airport authorities on how they handle animals who are shipped.
Petition to christina mckelvie
Introduce harsher punishments to stop animal cruelty
i feel strongly on this matter as we are the voice for the animals who are being abused everyday it actually is so hard to understand why human beings can do so much cruel to a defenceless animal i love my dogs as part of my family so i think its about time we all pulled together and try make a difference for all these animals and the only way is to change how to do this is by making it a criminal offence and give harsher punishments not just a slap on the wrist some things i read do you know in this country alone there is a animal abused every 10 seconds from beating,burning,fighting,shooting,neglect,poising this is only some of what we humans inflict on defenceless animals im hoping to be able to get over 100,000 signatures to try stop the inhumane treatment of all these animals please help by signing thank you.