animal cruelty

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Petition to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Agriculture Minister Michael Creed, National Parks and Wildlife Service Licensing Unit, Office of the Minister for Arts and Heritage, NPWS Licensing Unit / Gerry Leckey, Micheál Martin TD, Gerry Adams TD, Brendan Howlin TD, Tanaiste Simon Coveney, TD, Peter Fitzpatrick, TD, Jackie Cahill, TD, Dara Calleary, TD, Shane Cassells, TD, Timmy Dooley, TD, Josepha Madigan, TD, Patrick O'Donovan, TD, Robert Troy, TD, Sean Sherlock, TD, Willie Penrose, TD, Mary Mitchell O'Connor, TD, Mattie McGrath, TD, Bernard Durkan, TD, Michael Harty, TD, Martin Kenny, TD, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, TD, Patrick Deering, TD, Barry Cowen, TD, Michael D’Arcy, TD, Leo Varadkar, TD, Willie O'Dea, TD, Paul Kehoe, TD, Mary Lou McDonald, TD, Sean Haughey, TD, Andrew Doyle, TD, Paschal Donohoe, TD


In Ireland's cruel coursing, thousands of hares are snatched from the wild in nets are forced to run for their lives from pairs of greyhounds. Every coursing season, hare injuries and deaths occur. All hares used suffer fear and stress.ACTION ALERT Contact all your local TDs and encourage them to back a ban on cruel hare coursing. Visit the Oireachtas website for names of TDs and their contact details contact the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) and Tanaiste (Deputy Prime Minister). Urge them to ban hare coursing and give permanent protection to hares. An Taoiseach, Leo VaradkarDepartment of the Taoiseach,Government Buildings,Upper Merrion St, Dublin 2Telephone: +353 (0)1-6194020Email:, leo.varadkar@oireachtas.ieTweet to: @campaignforLeoLeave a comment on Facebook: Simon Coveney TD Tanaiste/Deputy Prime Minister Iveagh House 80 St Stephen's Green Dublin 2 Phone: +353 (0)1 408 2000 Email: Facebook: Tweet to: @simoncoveney Urge the Minister for Arts and Heritage to stop licensing hare coursing Josepha Madigan TDMinister for Culture, Heritage & the GaeltachtPhone: +353 (0)1 631 3800Email: josepha.madigan@oireachtas.ieLeave a comment on Facebook: to: @josephamadigan Witness the cruelty of hare coursing at Join the campaign for a ban on hare coursing at Support our campaign with a donation

Irish Council Against Blood Sports ICABS
15,510 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Raystede Animal Welfare Sanctuary

Raystede animal sanctuary PLEASE stop selling meat and animal produce in your cafe!

Raystede ‘claim’ that they source meat and animal produce from ‘local high welfare farming systems’ but what does that even mean? Isn’t the point of an animal rescue centre to save animals? Any true animal lover knows that the slaughter of a sentient being who does not want to die is MURDER! How on earth can Raystede play God by picking and choosing which animals deserve to live and which deserve to die? Raystede was set up in the 1950’s by a lady who adored animals and began rescuing them as a child. She is quoted saying in her book (sensible pets and silly people)“My own view, and that of every decent minded person, is that no animal should be caused to suffer at all for any reason." Miss Mabel Raymonde-Hawkins, MBE, founder of Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare. Her name is currently being made a complete mockery of by the sale of meat and meat produce on the grounds of the animal sanctuary which she worked so hard to set up. She went on to say that “all cruelty should be punished and eliminated.” Miss M Raymonde-Hawkins MBE, Raystede's founder, established it as a charity in 1952 but she had been rescuing animals since childhood. She cared deeply for all animals and was opposed to all forms of animal exploitation. In her book 'Sensible Pets and Silly People' she wrote “My own view, and that of every decent minded person, is that no animal should be caused to suffer at all for any reason." She was a committed vegan and she would be ashamed by the way that Raystede has continued to run with such hypocrisy and double standards because she believed that the lives of ALL animals matter. If this issue is of concern to you then please sign and share, alternatively please write to: Morgan Williams, (Raystede's President) Mr Williams worked with Miss Raymonde-Hawkins before she died. 29 Hamilton Court, The Strand, Brighton Marina Village, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 5XD Martyn Wallwork, (Chairman of Board of Trustees) Wanderers, The Avenue, Kingston, Lewes, BN7 3LL

Sarah Flynn
303 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

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 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 -  

Charmayne Gourley
34,117 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Mayor Juan Carlo Medina, Senator Francis Pangilinan, Emmanuel F Pinol, Catalino Cuy, DR. RONNIE D. DOMINGO, Edgardo C Aldaba

Pigs Tortured As They Are Forced to Their Deaths

Dear Sirs It is with regret that I must bring to your attention the issue of animal cruelty actions and behaviours that are currently happening at the slaughter house in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines: A condensed 50 minute long footage taken early this year shows multiple breach of the Animal Welfare Law by a number of staff members, to include bystanders and a security guard as they stood back and watched the cruelty being committed at the grounds of the slaughter house.   As I bore witness to this cruel, horrific and appalling treatment of the pigs, I quote sections of the amended Animal Welfare Law as each deemed pertinent to each action done to these poor sentient beings.    THE ANIMAL WELFARE LAW AS AMENDED(RA 8485 as amended by RA10631) SECTION 1. It is the purpose of this Act to protect and promote the welfare of all animals in the Philippines by supervising and regulating the establishment and operations of all facilities utilized for breeding, maintaining, keeping, treating or training of all animals either as objects of trade. SECTION 2. No person, association, partnership,corporation, cooperative or any government agency or instrumentality including slaughter houses shall establish, maintain and operate any pet shop, kennel, veterinary clinic, veterinary hospital, stockyard, corral, stud farm or stock farm or zoo for the breeding, treatment, sale or trading, or training of animals without first securing from the Bureau of Animal Industry a certificate of registration therefore.   SECTION 4   No cruel confinement or restraint shall be made on such animals while being transported. Staff restrained the pigs by pulling and lifting them by their ears and tails, kicked and punched them repeatedly to force them to submission. SECTION 6. It shall be unlawful for any person to torture any animal, to neglect to provide adequate care, or maltreat any animal. Pigs were blind folded by staff using a bag over their heads as they scream fearfully for their lives. This action is torturous to the animals. (Pigs are proven and  well documented to be highly intelligent and emotional animals). They are sentient beings who like humans, feel pain, joy, sadness, trauma, stress and fear. A number of them were thrown to the floor from a great height and as they screamed in pain, no mercy was spared for them. Adding to the torture and mistreatment, they are then punched and kicked as they were forcibly loaded into a crate to their deaths. “Adequate care” was not provided but rather immense cruelty and maltreatment were blatantly in operation. In all the above mentioned cases, including those of cattle, pigs, goats, sheep, poultry, rabbits, carabaos, horses, deer and crocodiles the killing of the animals shall be done through humane procedures at all times.  As you can see on the video, the procedures used by the staff was cruel, inhumane and horrific to the pigs.  No animal deserve such horror regardless of their fate for slaughter.  Please, I urge you to watch the 50 minute video: I call on you to please enforce the law on animal welfare and review the minimum guidelines on how to handle sentient beings, preventing the infliction of  unnecessary suffering in all slaughter houses.  Thank you.

Angeline Tabbada
6,128 supporters