animal cruelty

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Petition to David Littleproud, Cr Jenny Hill, Mr Scott Stewart, Hon Coralee O'Rourke, Mr Aaron Harper, Hon Bridget McKenzie, Mr Phillip Thompson

End live export from Townsville

We are Townsville residents, tourists and visitors who, like many Australians, object to the live export of cattle because this trade is inherently cruel. It has been well documented that cattle transported overseas suffer during long distance transport by road and on ships, multiple loading and unloading, poor handling, as well as through brutal and cruel slaughtering methods. The export of live animals has also been shown to contribute to the loss of local jobs. We think that it makes no economic sense to export jobs overseas as this has a negative flow-on effect on the local economy.   Finally we are deeply concerned that the loading of live export ships at the Port has a negative impact on local residents, visitors to areas adjacent to the Port such as the Casino, Entertainment Centre, the CBD and Strand areas due to the unpleasant stench coming from thousands of cattle in a hot environment.  It is difficult to see how plans for increased tourism and more residential development in the Townsville CBD are compatible with plans to increase the number of cattle shipped through the Port.  We support TALE (Townsville Against Live Exports)'s call to Townsville Local, State, and Federal representatives to abandon plans to expand the live export trade from the Port of Townsville (from around 300,000 head per annum to a million) and to end live export from Townsville. Townsville can do better! We support alternatives which would be better for the animals, for local jobs and which would help make Townsville more attractive as a tourist destination and a city in which to live and work. 

TALE Townsville Against Live Export
14,145 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

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.    

Berlinda Brumfield
6,095 supporters