Petition to Michael Gove, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Make CCTV Mandatory in All Live Animal Transport Vehicles
The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) published its statistics for September 2017, reporting the slaughter of 87.5 million poultry, 225,000 cattle, 258,700 sheep and 893,000 pigs. During their lifetime, many of these animals will have endured long journeys by road (or sea), moving them between farms, to vets, markets and abattoirs, or exported abroad. The FSA records report 2,224 incidents of welfare breaches during a 6-month period, with reports of animals trapped between crates, some with broken bones, many enduring extreme temperatures, and even reports of death before reaching their arrival destination. On 11th August 2017, the Environment Secretary Michael Gove unveiled plans to introduce compulsory CCTV systems in abattoirs throughout the UK. Whilst welcomed by many animal welfare organisations and activists, we would like to see this protection extended to include transportation. We, the Reading Animal Welfare Activists (RAWA), are proposing the introduction of a CCTV system which would record the activities within vehicles for all journeys (including small businesses) involving the movement of live animals for economic purposes. This system would operate throughout the entire duration of a journey, including the loading and offloading of livestock, with the hope that it would provide increased protection for the animals involved. It is expected that ongoing surveillance would prevent negligence and deter individuals from mistreating animals. Archived footage would be kept, and could be used as evidence should suspicion of a welfare breach arise. The government will not implement this without public outcry or support, so we are calling for your support on this matter. We believe that CCTV would complement existing arrangements implemented by DEFRA, and more importantly, increase protection for our animals. As Jeremy Bentham once said: “The question is not can they reason, nor can they talk, but can they suffer?”. Thank you for taking the time to read this.The RAWA team
Petition to Michael Colreavy, TD, Sandra McLellan, TD, Sinn Fein, Martina Anderson, MEP, Matt Carthy, MEP, Lynn Boylan, MEP, Martin Ferris, TD, Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, TD, Dessie Ellis, TD, Peadar Tóibín, TD, Pearse Doherty, TD, Pádraig MacLochlainn, TD, Mary Lou McDonald, TD, Jonathan O'Brien, TD, Brian Stanley, TD, Aengus Ó Snodaigh, TD, Sean Crowe, TD, Gerry Adams, TD, Liadh Ní Riada, MEP
Sinn Fein: Support a ban on cruel hare coursing
The Sinn Fein party, while it has opposed stag hunting in Ireland and backed an anti-bullfighting motion in the European Parliament, has a policy of supporting cruel hare coursing. Despite the suffering, injury and death caused to Irish hares and the fact that many party representatives are in favour of a ban, Sinn Fein's current stance is that they "oppose an outright ban". Please sign and share this petition and urge the party to change its policy and come out strongly in favour of a ban on hare coursing. Hare coursing is illegal in most countries, including England, Scotland, Wales and also in Northern Ireland. It continues in the Republic of Ireland, even though the vast majority of citizens want it outlawed. In coursing, hares are forcefully netted from the countryside, kept in captivity for weeks or months and eventually forced to run for their lives in front of pairs of greyhounds. Using live animals as bait for dogs would normally be a serious offence of animal cruelty but the government has provided immunity from prosecution for those involved by inserting an exemption for coursing into animal welfare legislation. Witness the cruelty of hare coursing athttp://youtu.be/4LrFGNrL0rA See latest video footage showing hares hit and mauledhttps://www.facebook.com/banbloodsports/videos/1492231004225786/
Petition to Neil Vogel (CEO, About.com), Jeff Kip (CEO, InterActive Corp)
About.com - Stop promoting cruel bullfighting
About.com is being asked to stop publicising bullfighting and providing links to sites selling bullfighting tickets. On the About.com GoSpain page, travel writer Damian Corrigan declares: "I recommend heading for the bullring as soon as you arrive in the city to secure your tickets." Dates and locations are listed along with links to bullfighting websites where tickets may be purchased. Elsewhere on About.com, the torturing and killing of bulls is shockingly described as "art". Beneath a photo of a matador plunging a sword into the bleeding body of a bull, it is stated: "The exact manner in which the fighter takes the bull's life is important to the art." In a letter to About.com CEO Neil Vogel and CEO of parent company InterActive Corp, Jeff Kip, the Irish Council Against Blood Sports stated: "Bullfighting is an extremely cruel and violent activity in which bulls are terrorised, tortured and killed. Most holidaymakers lured in to the bullrings are left feeling shocked and disgusted at the bloody scenes they witness. Please show compassion and remove bullfighting from your website." ACTION ALERT Urge About.com and InterActive Corp to stop publicising bullfighting on their website. Mr Neil Vogel, Mr Jeff KipCEO, About.com / InterActive CorpEmail: email@example.com,firstname.lastname@example.orgTel: +1 212 314 7277 (New York)Twitter: @neilvogel @AboutTravel @gospain
Petition to Safe Haven for Donkeys
Do not let China feed Tigers with live Donkeys
Safe Haven for Donkeys has been left appalled by footage of a live donkey being fed to tigers at the Yancheng Safari Park, a zoo in eastern China. Not only have our board and staff condemned the grossly inhumane act, the charity's supporters have made their voices heard in horror in this incident. Now we are calling on you to add your name to our petition condemning this severe act of animal cruelty and seeking urgent clarity on China's policy on the feeding of live animals to captive predators.
Petition to Theresa May, Nia Griffith
TEENAGERS SHOULD BE NAMED AFTER SADISTIC DEATH OF INNOCENT LAMB!!!
Three EVIL teenagers stole an innocent lamb and sadistically stabbed it 20 times to death. They then hid the poor defenceless animal in a tree. The law does not at the moment allow them to be named. They are also being given minor punishment. The trio are two 16 year olds and one of 17. Why shouldn't they be named, they are old enough to know exactly what they were doing. The little lamb screamed out in pain. Everyone who signs this is desperately urging for a change in the law NOW!
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.
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 Alexander Langsam, Robert Ferrari, Connor Georgiou, David Hill, Lara Williams
Britannia Hotels Must Go Cage-Free Now!
Hi, my name is Jenny and I am petitioning Britannia Hotels to stop sourcing cage eggs for its 52 hotels across the country. Hens kept in cages for egg production endure lives that are not worth living. The space they live in is less than the size of an A4 sheet of paper. They don’t get to experience any natural sunlight, can't carry out any of their natural behaviours and suffer both physically and psychologically. I’m an avid animal lover, and hate to see any animal in pain, which is why I’m running this petition. I enjoy spending my time helping charities fight for animals, and petitioning has made other companies improve their animal welfare standards. So if you believe that hens should not endure a life of pain and suffering it would be amazing if you would sign this; it would mean so much to me, and you may help countless numbers of hens who deserve a better life. Fortunately, the world is changing and more and more companies, brands and big hotels such as Travelodge, Premier Inn and Hilton, are ditching cage eggs from their supply chains on the grounds of animal cruelty. Steps like this are really important stages towards making our world a better place for animals. But Britannia Hotels have failed to make these basic improvements. We can make choices in our own lives to reduce or stop animal suffering but it’s also up to us, as consumers, to stand up to companies with bad practices. Please sign my petition and let Britannia know that you do not support this kind of extreme animal cruelty.