Petition to Xi Jinping, Liu Xiaoming, International Animal Rescue, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
END THE YULIN DOG EATING FESTIVAL IN CHINA!
STOP! The Yulin dog eating festival! Dogs are innocent animals, that deserve love, attention, care, and a family. First, dogs are stolen from owners, taken from puppy farms or taken from the streets as strays, next they are crammed into cages that are way too small for the amount of dogs inside, click this link to see: https://goo.gl/images/wnGjrN , which often twist their limbs into extremely uncomfortable positions and have to stay there for several hours. Once they finally reach their destination, then, like some sort of torture the dogs are boiled, beaten, strangled, electrocuted, burnt and skinned ALIVE! They think the dog tastes better and will be more tender if it has adrenaline! After the horrendous ordeal the visitors happily eat the dogs. Animal cruelty is not a crime in China! When a dog just bites a human, it usually gets euthanised, or, in China there was a policeman that beat a dog to death in public! Here is the link to that: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5228433/Golden-retriever-dies-beaten-policeman.html They eat dog meat because they believe that if you eat dog meat it gives the men more sexual stamina and that it will keep them cool during the summer and it will apparently ward off evil spirits. I just can’t beleive that these people could torture the animals that help with the police, help disabled people, support and love each family they have, support and love children if they have been abused and many more. If a human tortures a dog in China, nothing happens! PUT AN END TO THIS MADNESS! If you really want to see how China really treats man’s best friend, contact me on email@example.com and I will send you the link as soon as I can. I’m warning you that the video is extremely graphic and upsetting.
Petition to Karmenu Vella
Stop the mass slaughter of dolphins by the fishing industry in EU waters
Thousands of short-beaked common dolphins are being killed by fishing vessels targeting pelagic fish species in EU waters. This barbaric practice is referred to as 'bycatch' by the fishing industry. We are calling on Karmenu Vella, the EU Commissioner for Environment Maritime Affairs & Fisheries, to take urgent action to end this cruel and unnecessary mass slaughter of these highly intelligent and much-loved animals.
Petition to Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India. The Rt Hon David Cameron, Prime Minister of the UK.
Petition to end the cruel treatment of elephants in India - by Save The Asian Elephants
Above: a baby elephant beaten to the ground in the "training" process of pajan. http://stae.org Young elephants are snatched from their forest homes to supply tourist attractions, temples and festivals. Capture from the wild often entails slaughtering the mothers and other herd members who attempt to protect their young. PAJAN – THE BRUTAL ‘BREAKING IN’ PROCESSThe captured calves are isolated and then forced into a pen and tied with ropes to prevent them moving. They are deprived of water, food and sleep. Terrified, they are brutally, often fatally, beaten with rods, chains or bullhooks (a rod with sharp metal hooks at the striking end) and stabbed with knives and nails. This practice – “pajan” – is designed to break their spirits and brutalise them into submission. We respectfully urge:Narendra Modi to end pajan and ensure the proper treatment of captive elephants. These magnificent creatures should either be released into the forests or kept in genuine sanctuaries. David Cameron to urgently fulfil his Government’s Manifesto commitment to “support the Indian Government in its efforts to protect the Asian elephant”. The Association of British Travel Agents to press its members to remove elephant attractions from their itinerary in India and the rest of Asia. Only visits to genuine sanctuaries and wildlife reserves where tourists observe elephants at a respectful distance (and do not ride them) should be permitted. STAE asks for your signature to this petition as we need maximum visible support as we enter crucial meetings with the UK Foreign Office and the UK tourism industry. See STAE's work featured in Mail on Sunday 16/08/15: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3199391/Tortured-tourists-Chained-spot-20-years-Beaten-submission-secret-jungle-training-camps-terrible-plight-Indian-elephants-LIZ-JONES.html and 23/08/15 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3207447/Your-roar-outrage-gentle-giants-MoS-readers-extraordinary-reaction-abused-elephants-story.html http://stae.org
Petition to Theresa May MP
Reverse the government's decision to give the go ahead for a puppy farm in Hull, created with the purpose of providing beagle puppies to laboratories for animal testing!
The government have just given the go ahead for a puppy farm in Hull to supply animals to laboratories for testing. These beautiful and loving animals will never know love or compassion, just pain, suffering and neglect! It's WRONG and CRUEL!!!! But quite apart from the suffering of innocent dogs, these experiments are now proven to also delay and prevent the arrival of effective treatments and cures for human patients. MPs are now signing EDM 66, calling for a thorough science hearing to prove that such 19th century obsolete science must immediately stop, for all our sakes. EDM 66: http://edm66.forlifeonearth.org/
Petition to Theresa May MP
a ban on elephant ivory
Under David Cameron the Conservatives had pledged – along with other UK political parties – to put into place a ban on ivory trading. This follows bans by China, the US and other important ivory trading countries to end domestic trades in ivory by the end of 2017. But there is no mention of the ban in Theresa May’s Tory 2017 manifesto. Sneakily, the Tories have decided to DROP their previous commitment to introducing a total ban on ivory trade in Britain. This comes after heavy pressure from wealthy antiques traders who have been lobbying Teresa May hard to drop the ban on ivory. On average, an elephant is killed every 15 minutes for its ivory and their population has fallen by almost a third in Africa since 2007. this needs to stop and we can help make it happen sign today without delay, it's our human duty to protect the animals of this land after all they can't protect them self's Remember Prince William, is a vocal supporter of a total ban on ivory sales.
Petition to Public events organizers
#PlantPoweredCommunity: plant-based food at public and social events
Sharing food and meals is one of the oldest and most convivial activities in human society. Human society grew up, indeed, around food – and in order to make the obtaining and sharing of food easier and possibly more enjoyable. Every day, people still enjoy their food with others, both in private and public contexts. Most of the world follows an omnivorous diet. Yet, animal-based foods consumption in particular is growing worldwide, with a consequent increase in meat-and-dairy production.[*] Now, there’s a number of reasons which show that meat-and-dairy based diets are not sustainable. Here are some of the main ones: meat-and-dairy consumption is positively correlated with a number of health issues;[**] meat-and-dairy based diets tend to be significantly less resource-efficient and to produce significantly more waste;[***] the meat-and-dairy industry alone accounts for around 15% of total greenhouse gas emissions (equivalent to the whole transportation sector taken together), and has a direct, devastating effect on the environment, by directly causing deforestation, ocean acidification and depletion, species extinction and desertification;[+] the meat-and-dairy industry operate with procedures that any cat or dog owner would find simply outrageous and inhuman if implemented on their pets instead of cows, pigs and chickens.[++] Meat-and-dairy-based diets are also habits. Following a diet based on animal foods is the habit of getting most of one’s nutrients from animal products on a daily basis, around three times per day, every day. What makes animal-foods consumption non-sustainable is not the barbecue you had last summer. The problem is the daily and regular habitudinal consumption of meat-and-dairy on a long term basis. Sharing a plant-based meal has clearly beneficial consequences, in terms of sustainability. It’s also relatively easy to arrange. Most omnivores are already familiar with plant-based food and they enjoyed it in the past (haven’t you ever eaten a vegetable soup? A bowl of rice or quinoa with legumes and seasonal greens? Never tried tofu, tempeh or seitan stir fry or stew? Never used almond or rice milk with oatmeal for breakfast? – If you haven’t you’re missing some very delicious and nutritious foods...). By having a plant-based meal, nobody is really depriving herself of something or throwing herself into the ‘unknown’. Plant-based foods are easily available in most restaurants, supermarkets, canteens and home kitchens. In fact, I bet that anybody reading this post has at least a few friends with whom she enjoyed a plant-based meal in the last week. #PlantPoweredCommunity campaign aims to raise public sensitivity about the need to transitioning towards a more sustainable plant-based diet. It does so, by focusing on communities and gatherings of people as the key for this change. By going for a plant-based meal together, we can better see, and demonstrate, that we do have the power and resources to progressively adopt more rational and sustainable habits. Moreover, by doing that together with others, we’re arguably going to produce a snowball effect that will impact and involve more people. How to take action? It’s easy. If you subscribe to #PlantPoweredCommunity, then the next time (today, tomorrow, this week) you’re in charge of anything that concerns food (taking people out for a meal, organizing an event, designing the menu at your institution or facility etc.) then you do two things: (1) ensure that the food offered is entirely plant-based; (2) ensure that you inform people of why the food is entirely plant-based and encourage them to do the same on the next occasion. This will create a community of people who share a commitment to lower meat-and-dairy production and consumption – a community that is not based on deprivation of things we like, but on embracing other things that we like as well, which we can share together while being faithful to our own values and interests. Notes [*] Statistics on meat consumption and production are available here. [**] The main diseases positively correlated with high meat-and-dairy consumption are: Cardiovascular disease – see e.g.: here and here. Obesity – see e.g.: here and here. Diabetes – see e.g.: here and here. Alzheimer’s and dementia – see e.g.: here and here. Cancer – see e.g.: here and here. Here is a free documentary that summarizes some of these findings. [***] A good synthesis of the main reasons why high levels of meat-and-dairy production are unsustainable on a large scale is provided here. [+] For data and studies on the environmental impact of the meat-and-dairy industry (including fish) see: here, here, and here. For a documentary summarizing some of these results, see Cowspiracy. [++] Yes, animals suffer when they are slaughtered, and there is no way of ‘efficiently’ raising billions of animals per year while also treating each of them ‘humanely’ (e.g. as you would treat your own pet). On this point, see Melanie Joy’s TEDx Talk on Carnism.
Petition to Micheal Creed., Dermot Murphy
Investigate the cruelty and neglect within AHAR incl excavation of the carcasses buried...
Following on from the recent expose documentary, broadcast by RTE*, it has been brought to our attention that there are and were severe cases of animal NEGLECT and ABUSE, along with a MASS BURIAL SITE of horses and dogs underneath the sand arena within AHAR. There are now a number of independent witnesses to this, who are willing to testify in a court of law. We have also been made aware that a member within the department of Agriculture has been tipping off the manager of AHAR, in relation to pending or planned inspections, thus giving AHAR the time needed to hide animals. We are petitioning for the department to fully and thoroughly INVESTIGATE these findings and demand that the sand arena is excavated, along with post mortem to be carried out on the carcasses buried there. We have no doubt that you The Minister of Agriculture will SUPPORT us on bringing an end to the ongoing cruelty and mass burials of animals at AHAR. EDITED to add links:- *Animal Farm https://www.rte.ie/news/investigations-unit/2017/0116/845377-animal-farm/ Update - https://www.rte.ie/news/investigations-unit/2017/0314/859742-ahar-update/ Following AHAR's complaints about the above programmes, RTÉ was cleared of any wrongdoing by the independent Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI). Full report and findings here - http://www.bai.ie/en/latest-broadcasting-complaints-decisions-published-30/
Petition to Ocean Park, Hong Kong Government
Ocean Park - Save The Animals
Ocean Park has been keeping pandas in what we believe are cruel conditions when tourists are feeding them. Instead of these inhumane habitats, we should try to help by creating a better home for them. The following picture is on their website, is this the way animals should be treated? Here are more examples. - https://www.oceanpark.com.hk/en/park-experience/get-closer-to-the-animals/honorary-panda-keeper - https://www.oceanpark.com.hk/en/park-experience/get-closer-to-the-animals/meet-giant-panda If a change is conducted, we want to be able to take down such images and make sure that these animals will not be seen in such inhumane conditions. Thank you for your support