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animal cruelty

246 petitions

Update posted 8 hours ago

Petition to GVK, CIDCO

Animals are dying at Navi Mumbai International Airport Site! Appeal CIDCO to build Shelter

If you haven't heard already, construction of Navi Mumbai International Airport has begun at Panvel. This land, used to be collection of villages, which have now been abandoned and flattened for the construction. The villagers left tonnes of rubble and 100s animals behind. These animals, once dependent on the villagers for food and water, are now walking miles to find nothing but mud, rocks and dust. The site preparation involves breaking down hillocks and boulders and levelling the ground. Furthermore, the construction equipment, destruction of water bodies and constant movement of rocks and earth have injured many animals.  A group of Activists - NMIA Rescuers have been feeding the animals. Every day, they make their way to the site, walk through barren land and pick up stray dogs and cats who are often famished or injured. They feed these animals each and everyday. They also carry water to fill up the water bowls placed at the site. The total expenses for feeding and transport exceeds Rs 3000 per day! We no longer have the funds left to feed them.  It is the responsibility of the Government Body and the Contractors of this project to rehabilitate these animals. We are appealing CIDCO to build a Shelter for the animals affected by this project. Please sign this petition to save the animals at the NMIA site from starvation and death! To volunteer or donate for the feeding and rescue mission please contact Pooja Teli at 7208878300

Aditi Parameshwaran
60,524 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Justine Greening, Michael Gove

Protect chicks from egg-hatching projects in schools

Every year, young hatchlings are distributed across the country to paying schools and educational facilities, who have no idea what happens to the chicks when they’re too old to be handled in the classroom.These schools say that it is educational for children to watch the chicks be born and play with the chicks, when most are in fact very young (sometimes 2-3yr olds) and often end up mishandling the chicks.  Because teachers and children aren’t experts in caring for unborn/baby chicks, these chicks often end up very sick or dying before birth. Sometimes their organs stick to the sides of shells because their eggs weren’t properly rotated, which is what mother hens do. Or they hatch at the weekend with no-one around to care for them.The rehoming of these chicks once they are no longer ‘cute’ and have grown out of their small incubators is difficult too. Hens are easier to rehome as they produce eggs, but males are seen as useless and will either be killed or sold to the meat industry. I volunteer on a farm and have seen firsthand the difficulties with rehoming. We have had poultry thrown over fences and abandoned in desperation. My sister works in a nursery and year after year has had to rehome the chickens and makes it her mission to do so. Despite warning colleagues of the implications of buying hatchlings, they continue to buy into the industry and often discuss snapping the necks of the chicks to dispose of them when they feel they have no other options. These children aren’t taught that the chickens they handle could be thrown into meat grinders (alive), or that my sister has to rehome them to save their lives. These programmes teach children the wrong lesson - that animals are disposable. My goal is to prevent schools and facilities from purchasing chicks, when they have no idea how to care for them. That’s why I’m calling for the government to write to schools, to warn on the dangers of running hatching programs and to advise schools not to run them unless they can care for these chicks as they age. I hope they will recommend a better and more humane solution to teach children about animals than having hatching projects. *DISCLAIMER* the image of used for this petition is not my own. I have just used it to emphasise what happens to the chicks in the meat industry. It is a very REAL picture however. Please sign and share my petition - let’s teach children to value animal life!  

holly Rattigan
72,033 supporters