Petition to World Animal Protection
Save racehorses in Australia from being slaughtered
I am extremely disturbed to learn that thousands of racehorses are brutally slaughtered in Australia. This is very shocking news, uncovered in a special investigation by ABC 7.30. How long has this been going on? Thousands of healthy thoroughbred racehorses are being shipped to their brutal deaths at abattoirs, where many are mistreated before being inhumanely killed for meat for human consumption. In graphic and hard-to-watch vision, many of the horses were shown being abused by abattoir workers — whipped, kicked and punched, and electric prods used on their genitalia and anuses. One horse had to be bolted in its head five times before it eventually died. This is a practice that regulation should prevent. NSW Racing insists this doesn’t occur, but secretly captured vision tells a very different and horrific story. At one abattoir in southeast Queensland over a 22-day period, more than 300 racehorses were killed. At that rate, it would equate to around 4000 thoroughbreds destroyed at one facility alone. Please, join my call to immediately stop this secret, barbaric practice by signing and sharing this petition. We need to protect these beautiful horses, because clearly racehorse owners cannot be trusted with them in life or death.
Petition to David Littleproud, Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources the Hon David Littleproud MP
Ban Live Exports from Australia
Senator Hinch has been campaigning for 35 years to try to end live exports from Australia. In 1981 he took a petition with 30,000 signatures to Canberra, calling for such action, but it fell on deaf ears. The recent 60 Minutes exposé, following on from 4 Corners some years ago, shows that this cruelty still goes on, despite what the industry spokesmen are trying to tell you. We, the undersigned, call on the Federal Parliament to phase in a ban, over three years, on live exports of all animals from Australia and immediately ban market expansion, especially in Asia and the Middle East.
Petition to Daniel Andrews, Senator Richard Di Natale, Bernie Delaney RSPCA Victoria, Dermot O'Gormon WWF Australia, The Hon. Lily D'Dambrosio, Dr Helen Haines MP, Murrindindi Shire Council, Mr Jeff Bourman, Dick Smith, Sussan Ley, Terri Butler
STOP THE SLAUGHTER OF WOMBATS IN VICTORIA
High-rolling tourists visiting Crown Casino are being invited to hunt and kill wombats at a luxury hunting lodge on an 809-hectare (2000 acre) property backing on to Murrindindi Scenic Reserve. The lodge is run by a Chinese businessman, who is a Crown casino partner with alleged crime links. Wombats are one of our iconic native animals. Wombats are protected in every other state in Australia. Common wombats are a protected species in Victoria, except in 193 districts including Murrindindi where the animals have been declared unprotected wildlife. Tensions are boiling over in the tight-knit community, with neighbours reporting they feel “scared” of unlicensed and inexperienced shooters firing powerful weapons close to their properties. I think locals are completely justified in being concerned for their safety as well as that of the effect on their livestock. How is killing a wombat sportsmanlike? I care about our native wildlife as I know a lot of other Aussies do as well. Please help me change legislation to include protection for wombats in all areas of Victoria.
Petition to Trip Advisor, Stephen Kaufer, Gary Fritz, Barbara Messing
Protect the elephants! Remove cruel elephant rides from TripAdvisor website
People planning a holiday to Asia might dream of riding elephants through pristine jungles. Little do they know this seemingly harmless experience results in a lifetime of abuse for the gentle giants, who are kept in cruel conditions so we can get a few selfies with them. “Phajaan’, which literally means “to crush,” is the harmful training method which elephants undergo to become a part of the tourism industry. Young elephants are stolen from their mothers and forced to endure intense physical and mental torture. They are confined to small spaces and deprived of food coercing them into submission. Once they’ve endured this horrific abuse, things only get worse. Carrying heavy loads of people on their back, day after day, can affect the elephants’ spines, leading to permanent injuries. Many travel firms and websites have already stopped promoting elephant rides to help reduce this cruel practice. As a top tourism company, it falls on TripAdvisor to stand up for these majestic creatures. TripAdvisor must stop profiting off elephants pain. Instead, they should lead the way in promoting sustainable elephant-friendly tourism. Elephants are such beautiful creatures. They are a lot like humans. They socialise, have families and experience a wide range of emotions including pain and sorrow. They are loving, compassionate and deserve happiness. Please join me in calling on TripAdvisor to immediately remove all elephant riding ads from their website.
Petition to Karina Ewer
We the undersigned wish to see Streaky Bay Council laws on Volunteer Cat Traps change.
At the moment Volunteer Cat Trapping is welcomed by the District Council of Streaky Bay, as Feral Cats have been always been & continue to be a problem for this town. Unfortunately though, not everyone seems to be doing the right thing as suggested by Council & many Pet Cats are mysteriously disappearing. The Council laws need to be looked at, so that Pet Cats & their owners are protected. Cat trapping needs to be undertaken ONLY by Council Officers, so that it's Feral Cats being caught & euthanised properly or better yet (Trap, Neuter, Release)..... NOT family pets, by Community members hiring a trap to deal with a problem Pet in their area. It is far too easy to trap a neighboring cat & dispose of it, without anyone ever knowing. Many people in Streaky Bay have had Pet Cats mysteriously disappear & some people have stories about how they are fully aware of who disposed of their pet after trapping it in a Volunteer Cat trap (easily available from Council) or from many sites on the internet. We would like The District Council of Streaky Bay of SA to meet & discuss making changes to the hiring of Cat traps to members of the Community within the town. We would like the following changes to be made: Volunteer Cat Trapping to STOP within the inner residential part of Streaky Bay. That descision be made very clear to Community members & a substantial fine put in place for ignoring the new Bi-Law. We require our local Council (District Council of Streaky Bay), to protect Pet owners in the Community by making these changes.
Petition to Scott Morrison
Raise Awareness about Animal Cruelty
Over 200 million animals are harmed by humans every year. Maddy's Story Maddy the 11-year-old Beagle had developed such severe arthritis that her back legs had completely given up, leaving her unable to walk. Her family noticed that her condition was bad and realised that she could no longer walk, they simply just left Maddy on their back lawn, without any shelter at all. By the time the RSPCA found her, Maddy’s hind legs had become completely infested with maggots. The RSPCA immediately took Maddy to the vet, where they had no choice but to euthanise her, to put her out of her suffering. To stop acts like these from occurring again, sign this petition today For more information, go to the RSPCA Website
Petition to RSPCA NSW
TELL THE RSPCA NSW THAT THIS IS CRUEL
Please help convince RSPCA NSW that keeping cats in an enclosure (at Camp Kitty, Cowra) with a dead cat in their midst is cruel. The RSPCA has known about this for over a year and the only response i can get from an inspector is that I am not qualified to judge if this is cruel. Below is what I wrote to RSPCA NSW- `I write about the cats at 230 Conimbla Road, Cowra. Attached is a photo of the dead cat whose photo I have previously sent you. It has lain in the top part of Richard's property for many days now and has been partly eaten by the other cats in the enclosure.I am unable to understand why the RSPCA has not taken action to prevent this animal cruelty taking place. It has been going on for almost four years now and numerous people have reported this to you.If humans were locked up in a prison semi starved and allowed to die without any medical help and the body allowed to remain in the prison yard without removal then there would be a world wide outcry. Why do we allow cats or any animals to be treated with such cruelty?' Please let the RSPCA NSW know that you think this is cruel as well.
Petition to Sara Bray, alice McCALL PR, alice McCALL Sales
Urge Australian brand alice McCALL to stop using real ostrich feathers
IMPORTANT: To maximise our impact, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com to reiterate your disgust at the company's involvement in cruel fashion (wool, silk and leather are also largely featured in their collections). The following should do the trick (feel free to copy and paste and sign off with your details): "Dear alice McCALL Team, I am incredibly disgusted by the company's use of real ostrich feathers and urge alice McCALL to immediately reconsider its direct (and now increasingly publicised) participation in cruel fashion. Until the company ceases to use real feathers, I will not be purchasing from the brand or supporting alice McCALL in any way and will be sharing the harrowing reality of how these feathers are obtained as well as alice McCALL's involvement in such industry. Sincerely, Your name" Australian designer brand alice McCALL continues to use real ostrich feathers in their designs, including the brand's newly released 2020 Resort Collection and its infamous 'Lady Bird' coat - https://www.alicemccall.com.au/search?q=lady+bird made entirely of feathers, despite the harrowing details of how these feathers are obtained. As per PETA Australia: "Because ostriches don’t moult and therefore don’t drop feathers for collection, their plumes are obtained in one of two ways: by “live-plucking” or by post-mortem plucking after they’re slaughtered for their flesh or skin. Both methods cause them to suffer immensely. In 2015, PETA US eyewitnesses entered the largest ostrich abattoirs in the world, where they documented that workers forced ostriches into stun boxes and then slit their throats. Not only were ostriches watching as their flockmates were slaughtered in this manner, workers were also caught on camera joking as they struck terrified birds in the face. Transportation to the abattoir alone puts these animals at risk: their long necks, thin legs, and delicate eyes are easily injured during handling. The horror of live-plucking is also well documented. Ostriches are blindfolded and held down – which causes them to panic – before their feathers are pulled out of the follicle by hand or with pliers. Some birds are returned to cages, bleeding from their fresh wounds. Others are shot with a captive-bolt gun or electrically shocked and hung upside down, then their throats are slit and the blood slowly drains from their featherless bodies." Earlier this year, similar Australian clothing brand Bardot was called out for its use of real ostrich feathers and have now cancelled all work in progress and future orders involving real feathers in response to the backlash. alice McCALL however, has, until now, flown under the radar and has thus not been called out for its deplorable use of feathers. I have emailed the company's PR team urging them to stop using ostrich feathers however they have declined to even acknowledge such message, so please sign my petition telling alice McCALL to stop using real ostrich feathers if you believe feathers are only beautiful on the birds they belong to. Thank all you kind hearts for your support. Every signature, comment and share is immensely appreciated. Note: images are the property of alice McCALL and PETA US