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animal cruelty

110 petitions

Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Australian Feral Camel Management Project (AFCMP), Bob Brown

Help to prevent the wild camels of Australia being slaughtered.

I am a 14 year old who would like to solve the growing issue of camels in the Australian outback being slaughtered and killed..the reason that so many are being slaughtered is because there are too many of them. According to care2.com, “Under its Australian Feral Camel Management Project (AFCMP), the government has sought to control its wild camel population of 1.2 million by an aggressive culling effort. Private contractors have been shooting the camels from helicopters, with the carcasses left to rot in the desert.”(Kristina. C, 2013) Yet, not only is this unjust to the camels, if we continue to disparage them then in the future these precious intelligent creatures may be close to extinction and many people will look at today and regret it. I, myself having had a camel in California know how smart and family oriented these creatures can be. Even if we put in restrictions on how and when we kill the Dromedary Camels. We can limit how many camels can be killed each year. In some places in the world camels are used for important matters. Such as the following countries, the Middle East, North Africa, and more. They are NOT left to rot in the desert but in fact their meat and fur is put to good use.  Admittedly, there are more and more people becoming aware of this gruesome and unruly matter who I would like to thank personally for.   Stuart Camps, who raised and still trains camels for a living had some important thoughts on the matter: “...Now added to Australia's line-up is the camel, a creature perfectly suited to the arid expanses, and of great benefit if allowed to remain. But they need to be managed. Almost all camels the world over - in Africa, Asia and the Middle East - exist in managed herds. This has been the case for around 4,000 years now. Only in Australia and on the high steppes of the Gobi, in Mongolia, do wild camels exist.If the Australian camel is managed intelligently, which includes compassionately, the camels, and the environment, can both thrive. And so too can the industries of tourism, dairy production, meat and other things.There is nothing wrong with the camels. They are simply in need of being well managed, and cared for. If they are well managed,  there should no need to abusively and indignantly cull them, and leave them to rot. Australia can be smarter and kinder than that.” HOWEVER, that does not mean that camels are still not being killed inhumanely and also for sport. According to ABC news camels are being left for hours and even days to suffer and die. Camel expert Cynthia Goforth-MacRitchie, also touches on this matter.“If camels are shot from helicopters and left to die and rot in the desert then this leads to a bigger dismissed issue. If these people are killing a mother camel this leaves baby camel(s) left to suffer for days without their mother’s care, milk, and protection. This eventually leads to an inhumane and tragic suffering death of a baby camel.”  Cynthia Goforth MacRitchie has a history of raising camels for 25 years and other unusual creatures for a long time in California. Including an Ostrich and Emu farm of 200 using their oils, meat, and feathers for good use. Knowing this Cynthia is a valid source of how you can use these resources for the better. She also tells us that, “This camel meat and wool can be used to aid the immigrants coming to Australia and perhaps create jobs if they start a camel ‘farming’ industry.” If you could please help us sign out petition. We want to bring this to as many people’s attention as possible by solving issues. Putting rules and regulations on the culling of camels and limitations. I speak for many when I say I do not want to leave innocent creatures left to suffer in the desert from the indecency of the people who shoot and leave camels to suffer. We would like to end this and create penalties for killing these camels unjustly and if they are being killed without a cause. This includes killing camels for the reason of the overpopulation. Since the population of camels IS an issue then the deceased camel should be put to good use.. ***disclaimer: I do understand however that camels with disease can not be used so therefore adjustments would have to made in different scenarios... any questions, comments or concerns my email is irenagomac@gmail.com Thank You!

Irena Goforth MacRitchie
5,206 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks 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
5,832 supporters