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animal cruelty laws

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Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Indian Parliament, Vegan Society, Dominic rabb MP, Liz Truss MP, Philippines parliament, Indonesian Parliament, Sri Lankan Government, Vietnam Parliament, Myanmar parliament, Import coconuts, United Nations Environment Program, Ban Ki-moon (Secretary-General of the United Nations), President of the United States, Tesco, MORRISONS, Sainsbury, Mike Coupe, aldi, Waitrose, Walmart, Target, Jeremy Corbyn MP

End Monkey Cruelty and labour: Stop captive, abused Monkeys being used to pick coconuts

We have reached over 300 signatures! I can't thank you all enough <3 I am so happy that 200 more people know this is going on and can help stop this barbaric and medieval practice  Monkeys are being used to pick coconuts all over Asia. This must stop! We need to lobby the governments, importers and retailers of coconuts to firstly raise awareness of the use of animal labour to show this isn’t acceptable to the general public.  Supermarkets must stop selling these products in the UK, Europe and North America. Eventually, supermarkets must stop selling these coconuts globally so monkeys are no longer condemned to a life of misery and this practice is ended forever.   PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE THIS WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS. WHETHER THEY SUPPORT THIS CAUSE OR NOT THEY SHOULD KNOW HOW THEIR FOOD IS PRODUCED. Remember this isn't just coconuts themselves but coconut milk, and by-products used in curries, cakes, biscuits. Also, remember coconut milk is used as a replacement for dairy in vegan products.   For many vegans eating food produced without harming animals is a priority and the main reason for their lifestyle choice. Coconut milk is often used as a dairy replacement and therefore being able to verify coconuts are cruelty-free is essential. The aims of this petition: the UK bans all imports of coconuts picked by monkeys The EU bans all imports of coconuts picked by monkeys North America bans imports of coconuts picked by monkeys The vegan society and vegetarian society certify coconuts and coconut products picked by humans   All UK supermarkets stop the sales of coconuts picked by monkeys Supermarkets globally must stop selling these coconuts and using them in their products Lobby Asian government for tighter animal cruelty legislation and to retire animals in work  The UK, EU and North American governments  should lobby Asian countries to outlaw this practice   Top producers of coconuts:                                       Production in tonnes 1.Indonesia                  21.566 million 2. Philippines                 15.67 million 3. India                           10.2 million 4. Sri Lanka                     2.099 million  5. Brazil                            1.973 million 6. Thailand                     1.38 million 7. Vietnam                        1.128 million 8. Mexico.                        1.005 million  9 Papua New Guinea.      0.93 million 10 Tanzania                       0.577 million  Indonesia, Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Laos and China are also among countries use Monkeys to pick coconuts   I have moved back from Asia recently and many Thai people care deeply for animals. But often plantations have several monkeys and it is normal to keep monkeys as pets in cages and on chains in rural areas. Often Asian citizens struggle to make a change due to governments dismissing the use of animals in the industry as traditional, cultural and normal. There just isn't the legislation in place and when there is it is lax legislation where words like 'cruelty' are not defined. This means there are never, or very rarely prosecutions. Coconuts are a big export product and in Thailand, for example, you see people selling coconuts everywhere. Often owners of big plantations have local political connections so things don't change- there are too many financial interests involved. We live in a global age and we can support our friends in Asia by showing our disapproval by petitioning and stopping supermarkets in the UK selling these coconuts and coconut products. Many won't even by aware animal labour is used. If European and American companies stop buying these products then things will change. A BIG PART OF THIS CAMPAIGN IS EDUCATION FOR INDIVIDUALS, COMPANIES AND GOVERNMENTS. Let's get this on the radar of those in power as an issue the public care about and want to see recognised and changed.  AND CHANGE IS POSSIBLE-Elephants have been retired from logging in Thailand so the more who sign the petition the better the chances we have to show governments and companies we don't want unethical products made with cruelty    A good resource to learn more can be found here: https://www.nathanwinograd.com/arecoconutsvegan/fbclid=IwAR3ChicvzlBxL_7BxVGHpnAwEfmBJ73vAyDzqzUUJi9eyjEtDX959DdKhD4 Nathan J. Winograd states: 'Agile and adept climbers, pig-tailed macaques are acquired as infants by trainers who find them in the wild, shoot their mothers to steal the baby primates, chain them by the neck and train them to climb trees and pick coconuts through the use of terrible brutality. They are trained into submission with whips and beatings. This includes forcing the monkeys to develop strong back leg muscles so that they can stand upright, an unnatural position for these animals, by hanging them by their neck for hours, even overnight, to develop strength.' Please be careful with the products you buy. Monkeys are intelligent creatures and deserve better than this  further info can be found : Coconuts aren't vegan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nNz_ZHVlrM  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/10/20/the-murky-ethics-of-making-monkeys-pick-our-coconuts/ https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3247422/Abducted-babies-chained-trained-pick-1-000-coconuts-day-Revealed-billion-pound-coconut-water-industry-built-abuse-monkeys.html   Please sign the petition to raise awareness and help end this barbaric practice. I WILL BE MAKING A PETITION ON THE UK GOV WEBSITE AS THIS IS SUCH AN IMPORTANT YET IGNORED TOPIC. PLEASE KEEP SIGNING  

Charlotte Mackenzie
1,560 supporters
Update posted 4 months ago

Petition to Narendra Modi, PMO , Aaditya Thackeray

PMO: Increase Penalty for Animal Cruelty So That It Acts As a Deterrent

Rs 100. That's what people who perform beastly, inhumane acts against animals are fined and allowed to walk free. No wonder we read about animals exposed to cruelty every day. These helpless creatures are incapable of standing up for themselves. That's why it is up to us to stand together and fight for them.  Join my fight for justice so that no animal is ever tortured the way Lucky was. This is the story of Lucky. A stray dog, aged one was mercilessly beaten by the two watchmen of Turf View society. Media reports say they did this on the commands of a resident just because the homeless animal was looking for a shelter during rain. The dog was beaten on each nook and corner of his body, including the head so that he could be taught a lesson for entering the society. He was beaten in a manner such that his horrifying screams could be heard by other animals outside and serve as an announcement for them about the consequences they would face upon doing what he did. Today, the poor animal is in a state of coma. He needs our help. He needs us to stand up for him, against this cruelty happening against animals around us.  A FIR has been filed against the two culprits, that is, the watchmen but the building resident, who is equally responsible for the miserable state of the dog, is yet to be booked. Animal welfare organizations transported the victim to an animal hospital and he being treated currently. But we need to fight so that no other animal ever has to suffer at the mercy of such cruel beings and to bring justice to the dog.  When the right of a human being is violated, we become so outraged. We protest, fight for our kind, to deliver justice to them. Somebody here today deserves to get justice as well. If the culprits of the poor animal are prosecuted rightly today for their act of inhumanity, this will serve as a threshold for all animal abusers. People will be scared of the consequences beforehand and hence will not commit such a heinous crime. The fight is not just for one dog, it is for all animals.   Animal cruelty is very prevalent even today. We need to fight against it. We are equally responsible for those suffering around us if we turn a blind eye to such incidents. My heart has been heavy with pain and eyes filled with tears ever since I have read about the attack. I appeal everybody to kindly sign the petition and share it forward with your fellow beings to ensure another painful scream does not go in vain.  Join us in appealing to our Prime Minister to increase the maximum penalty for animal abuse cases under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960. Stop animal abuse, save our strays. #SaveOurStrays Picture Credit: Google Images

Ranjana Nayak
437,090 supporters
Update posted 6 months ago

Petition to David Abney, President of UPS, Cowlitz County Animal Control, UPS George Willis, UPS Kate Gutmann, UPS Customer Relations, TDN.com , Reporter Rose Lundy, Voice For Animals

Alleged UPS Worker Sold Suffering Injured Baby Rabbit for $10. To Be Fed Alive To Snakes

Does United Parcel Service take kindly to their employees inhumanely treating household pets?  Makayla Dye rabbit/animal breeder appears to be representing UPS on Facebook.  Dye posted a baby rabbit for sale as a "live feeder" in a Facebook group to reptile owners while stating the baby rabbit had a leg injury for weeks and was not getting better.  It appears the helpless baby rabbit was neglected and not taken to a Veterinarian causing weeks of suffering then sold for $10.00 as live snake food.  To further the cruelty of an untreated leg injury, Dye deliberately sought out a snake owner to use the baby rabbit as live food causing even more suffering that would result in terror and an excruciating death. Failure to provide animals with medical attention causing unnecessary or unjustifiable suffering in WA State is Animal cruelty in the second degree. Rabbit rescues and pet owners offered to purchase the baby at a higher price and would have given him proper medical care and the life he deserves; Dye refused the offers. We the petitioners request David Abney, President of UPS investigate if Makayla Dye is in fact an employee of UPS and if so; take responsibility and ask the proper authorities to investigate the whereabouts and condition of this injured baby rabbit and request the animal cruelty laws in Washington State be upheld.  We further request the Humane Society, SPCA Cowlitz Animal Control uphold WA State animal cruelty laws and investigate the whereabouts and condition of this injured baby rabbit, lack of Veterinary care given and provide a wellness check on all animals in care of breeder Makayla L Dye, Castle Rock, WA 98611 as well as check on any licensing required to sell animals for profit. WHAT CAN YOU DO?  - Respectfully call UPS Corporate with your concerns - 404-828-6000 - Respectfully call Humane Society, SPCA Cowlitz AC - 360-577-0151request a wellness check on all animals in care of breeder Makayla L Dye, Castle, Rock, WA 98611 as well as check on any licensing required to sell animals. - Report concerns of tax fraud - 800-829-0433Selling animals and cages are considered income. UPS Facebook UPS Twitter Washington State Legislature RCW 16.52.207Animal cruelty in the second degree - Penalty.(1) (a) Fails to provide the animal with necessary shelter, rest, sanitation, space, or medical attention and the animal suffers unnecessary or unjustifiable physical pain as a result of the failure;It is a concern if UPS provides background checks on their employees.  Several news stories of UPS employees are found online regarding different crimes, DUI, rape, sexual assault, indecent exposure and numerous thefts.  - "Authorities also say Darland, while driving for UPS, admitted to having sex with the pets of his customers when they weren't home".(Threatening or foul comments will be removed)

Linda Sue
3,160 supporters
Started 10 months ago

Petition to Gordon Ramsay, Chris Steel, Caroline Le Couteur, Community engagement portal

End the use of animals for entertainment in the Australian Capital Territory

End the use of animals in entertainment in the Australian Capital Territory The use of animals in entertainment, such as circuses, racing, petting zoos and livestock competitions, speaks to an outdated attitude towards sentient beings. By allowing these events, many of which have already been banned in other jurisdictions, the local governmentis endorsing the exploitation and subjugation of non-human animals. The use of “heritage” or “tradition” is not an acceptable excuse for these cruel and unnecessary practices. We call on the local government to end their financial support of these events, and to bring in legislation to prevent them occurring in the ACT We demand the following: Immediate removal of financial support of any event utilising animals for entertainment including facilities funding, prize money or sponsorship No longer issuing permits or approval for these events to occur within the ACT Development of legislation with deadline to implement to ban horse racing, circuses using any animal, livestock competitions and petting zoos, and any other remaining form of entertainment using animals Introduction of penalties for individuals breeding animals for any entertainment purpose More Information: Petting zoos: Petting zoos takes infant animals from their mothers well before they are weaned. Often these enclosures have insufficient shade, water and feed. These animals are excessively handled from a young age resulting in learned helplessness— a psychological phenomenon where animals (and humans!) are continually unable to engage in neither fight nor flight, and so in turn respond by shutting down psychologically as a protective mechanism. Most of these animals will end up in the slaughterhouse when they are no longer cute, or they are continuously bred to produce new babies for display. People who enjoy petting zoos would be horrified to know their actions are contributing to animal harm. Pig racing:An extension of the petting zoo, young piglets are forced to race each other for food rewards. They are still far too young to be away from their mothers, and often they will be underfed to encourage them to race. Livestock competitions:These animals are transported from all over the region, kept in confinement for the day and in all likelihood, will be sent to slaughter shortly or impregnated for breeding and milking. They also perpetuate the idea that farming is a wholesome family pursuit with glossy, happy animals when nothing could be further from the truth Domestic animal shows, breeding, equestrian and dog sports:The amendments to the animal welfare act already include a number of reforms that exclude the use of dogs in hunting sports and the restriction on breeding, however there is not yet sufficient action on dog shows themselves nor on the continued breeding of animals for entertainment in this industry. Domestic animal shows rely upon breeding of animals according to aesthetic standards which has resulted in substantial deformities becoming rampant amongst "purebreds". In addition, these show involve frequent transport and confinement of animals. Further, many sports, even where they do not involve the use of live bait, can result in serious harm and even death in the animal participants. Given the overflow of domestic animals in the care of foster groups, the RPSCA and pounds in the surrounding region, continued breeding of "designer" animals for show or for purchase is unconscionable.  Yard dog trials:These events involve a working dog herding sheep through a course, a dog completing an obstacle course or scaling a high podium. Sheep may be herded multiple times by different dogs and being prey animals, are subject to substantial stress.These events are frequently held in the warmer months increasing risk of heat stress for not only the sheep, but also the dogs themselves. Circuses:Even though the ACT has banned the use of exotic animals in circuses, the use of domesticated animals such as dogs and horses is still permitted. These animals are constantly on the move between towns, often with exceedingly long transport times. They are often kept in cages or tethered by short ropes between performances and training. Horse racing:The ACT has banned greyhound racing on animal cruelty grounds, however horse racing suffers from the same cruelty concerns, and inherent risk of injury to the animals exploited for gambling purposes.        In addition to adding your name to the petition, please write or call the following ministers to voice your opposition to the use of animals in entertainment Andrew Barrbarr@act.gov.auPh: (02) 620 50011 Gordon Ramsayramsay@act.gov.auPh: (02) 620 52615 ACT Community engagement portalcommunityengagement@act.gov.au  

Anti-Speciesist Action Collective Canberra
1,308 supporters