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animal law

9 petitions

Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson, Geir H. Haarde, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Katrín Jakobsdóttir

Stop the killing of endangered fin whales

“Whales are just another fish for me, an abundant marine resource, nothing else.” - Kristján Loftsson, CEO of Hvalur The International Whaling Commission (IWC) instituted a global moratorium on commercial whaling. But operators in Japan, Norway, and Iceland openly defy the moratorium, despite international outrage and little demand for whale meat.  Thus, it is quite disappointing to hear that the hunt of the endangered fin whale has been started up again by an Icelandic company - Hvalur, and it pains me that this goes on when THERE IS NO DEMAND IN THE MARKET FOR THE SAME. The only demand stems from Japan, which is trying to cover up its own whale hunting business by ensuring they're not the only ones still violating the global ban on the same by keeping the demand alive. There is currently fin whale meat sitting stockpiled in warehouses, due to the lack of demand. And since interest in whale meat in Japan is also dwindling, as are profits—so there’s no reason for either country to continue the hunts.  Animals feel pain to the same extent that we do, so it is shockingly brutal that these whales are hunted by impaling them with a grenade tipped harpoon and dragging them across the ocean. The saddest thing about the whole affair is that the Prime Minister of Iceland, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, is supposedly an environmentalist. If this does not scream dirty politics, I don't know what does.  The year's quota is 200 whales and I urge everyone to sign the petition before there is any more unnecessary loss of marine life. You can also email the following people expressing your dissent towards the issue. CEO of Havlur, Kristján Loftsson - kl@hvalur.is CFO of Havlur, Guðmundur Steinbach - gs@hvalur.is

Angelina Smith
1,247 supporters
Started 3 months ago

Petition to Mr. Utpal Kumar Singh, Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat

Save our homeless furry friends in Uttarakhand.

Petition made by the animal lovers and activists including youngsters of Uttarakhand, India, against a very vague ruling by the High Court of Uttarakhand it is as follows-Uttarakhand high court on Thursday directed the state government to ensure there are no stray dogs on the roads of the Himalayan state within a period of six months starting from month of July 2018The high court also noted that the state government may consider framing a law to kill “dangerous stray dogs”.The PIL (Public interest litigation} filed by an advocate highlighted the issue of increasing dog menace in the state. It said in the past five years, over 11,000 dog bite cases have been reported in a tourist place ‘Nainital’ itself which is false and baseless made up story.First of all who will determine 11000 bites in 5 years in Nainital I.e around 3500 bites in one year !!! Is it not a huge amount of bites!!! Do u have the evidence following bites records ...After all the grieving people would have gone to govt hospitals and got injections fir bites...so where are the records of 11000 bites in five years !!! ....This is all made up news made by dog haters who are concerned with tourism and concerning business people who don't want dogs around them !! The court directed the chief secretary to issue necessary directions to all authorities concerned to take appropriate steps for checking the dog menace in their respective areas. The court also made it clear that the directions issued by the chief secretary will be binding on all authorities, including municipal bodies and other local bodies. It was further said by the High Court that the dogs who are homeless should not be seen on roads within six months, that they should be adopted by charitable organizations. The High Court further said that a law be framed to kill the stray dogs who are on roads can be further killed if dangerous! That those having objections can take them home! The high court said the non-compliance of the directions issued by the chief secretary to the local authorities will be treated as a contempt of court.This is obviously a very serious matter, and all the dog lovers animal activists,NGOs along with should unite and stop this cruel ruling of “killing” stray dogs just because they have grown in number. Dogs are man’s bestfriend” and I don’t think this is a way to treat our bestfriendHonourable Supreme court of our country India has protected stray dogs saying no one can kill or maim them . It is simply not understood why any high court will go against supreme court , also shows inhumane behaviour while asking the state to make a rule to killing 'dangerous dogs' ...A dog hater will find any dog dangerous !!! So all strays left out without shelter should be killed ??? Unless they are not rabied they have a right to live as per Hon Supreme CourtDogs being man's best friend is also a guard of the colonies , a saviour in army , a sniffer to detect bombs and save lives in airports and tourist places , even stray dogs are being admitted and trained in army ...there are dogs who relieve serious patients in hospitals , a blind man's companion , a lone person's joy , babies delight !!!Dog haters can spoil everything and would want the best friend of human to die.So please sign the petition and join with us in the movement against killing of the wonderful man's best companion. This petition would be presented to all officials who matter and can save our dogs of Uttarakhand!

Avi Arora
7,809 supporters
Update posted 9 months ago

Petition to Special Secretary Chairman, AWBI, Peta India

Justice For Freyja

On 23rd March 2017, my beautiful four-year-old Freyja fell ill with what initially seemed like a simple case of hairball obstruction. On 6th May 2017, Freyja finally passed away after seven weeks of abuse, torture and maltreatment by a fraudulent vet, Dr. Sourav Roy. The central focus of this petition is to highlight the fact that Freyja was exploited as a commodity for monetary gains and was denied the basic right to proper treatment and care by her perpetrator(s).  Freyja was born on 23rd March 2013 at 11:15 am. The moment that I held her in my palm, I knew that she was some other kind of special. Over the next four years, Freyja reminded us every day that she was something else. Freyja was a lively, energetic and feisty cat – she never took no for an answer.  One of Freyja’s best qualities was that she trusted everyone. I suppose that is that quite common with any animal that you raise from a new-born. She did not know what evil was – so she never had any fear. However, in her last days, Freyja was forced to witness monsters that are far removed from the humanity she had always known. She was forced to cower in fear and surrender to barbarism. And, us – the people Freyja loved the most in this world could do nothing to help her.  For seven weeks, Freyja fought a furious battle to survive. In those seven weeks, we fought endlessly with her to help her live. Little did we realise that the person that we had entrusted with her safety, was the one inflicting her pain and trauma. As Freyja deteriorated, we were crippled with fear and panic. In a place where no veterinarian followed a standardised protocol, a place without proper in-patient facilities and infrastructure, we were left with little choice.  Dr. Roy had been treating my two cats and one dog for the past three years and our family relied on him completely. We did not have a way of knowing any better as there were no prior events that required any serious medical intervention. He is a highly popular vet in Kolkata – and this is a place where you find vets mostly through good search or personal referenceDr. Roy came strongly recommended by many people we knew. Hence, in Freyja’s case, we had no reasons to doubt his expertise.  Dr. Roy began treating Freyja with a presumed diagnosis of hairball obstruction despite our insistence on a thorough medical check up. During this period he administered two courses of antibiotics on Freyja along with a whole bunch of other prescription medications. After two weeks, he finally asked for a complete blood test and referred Paw Path Animal Diagnostic Laboratory. He gave me the number of a contact person at Paw Path but asked me to contact his para-vets to restrain Freyja as well as draw the blood. He told me that cats tend to get very anxious with blood work.  On 11th April 2017, I scheduled Freyja’s blood test, Paw Path was supposed to send a person for blood collection along with Dr. Roy’s para-vets. However, they did not send a person at the scheduled time and told me that they will only send a person after the blood has already been drawn. As I did not have authorised viles or a person from Paw Path, I had no choice but to reschedule the test. Freyja’s tests got delayed due to holidays in between.  On 19th April 2017, Freyja was rescheduled for blood tests. The para-vets were unable to draw Freyja’s blood citing low blood pressure. This was communicated to Dr. Roy who said that we cannot run any test on Freyja for at least a week as she is very weak.  On 22nd April 2017, I informed Dr. Roy that I was taking Freyja was an x-ray at Paw Path and asked him to send me the details of the x-ray. Freyja got her x-ray done at 4 pm and I was told that they would need two working days for Freyja’s report and I needed to leave the x-ray plate with them. Upon Dr. Roy’s advice, I asked them to send me a photo of the plate as soon as possible. I received the photo of the x-ray plate after two hours and I received the report the following morning at 9:50 am.  After examining Freyja’s plate, Dr. Roy informed us that Freyja has faecal impaction which he planned to dislodge through regular “colon cleanses.” He also told us that the only other option is a surgery which Freyja was much too weak to sustain. Freyja’s x-ray report from Paw Path also indicated that Freyja’s large intestine was filled with “gaseous and faecal matters”, corroborating Dr. Roy’s claims. He advised me to give her regular doses of glycerol for the next 4-5 days to natural soften the stool before he performs his “colon cleanses.”  Until this point, even though Freyja was weak, she was eating a small amount of food and drinking water consistently and defecating intermittently. She was also moderately active. It was after multiple “colon cleanses” and excessive medications that her condition rapidly deteriorated.  On 30th April 2017, I took Freyja to another vet, Dr. Subir Bhattacharya for consultation. He told us that Freyja did not have any faecal impaction in the first place and was instead subjected to chronic maltreatment. He also informed us that Dr. Roy is a fraudulent practitioner and has a police case registered against him at a local police station. I verified Freyja’s x-ray plate from a PhD researcher at the University of Bristol, School of Veterinary Sciences and she confirmed Dr. Bhattacharya’s claims.  In Freyja’s last week, there was not an entity or divine being that we did not pray to – as it appeared to be our only hope. We knew that it was too late to save her but we sincerely wished for a miracle. We hoped that somehow she would spring back and it would all be OK. There was no stone that we left unturned to try and save her but luck did not favour my little baby.  Freyja left us on 6th May 2017, on her mother Mishka’s birthday. They say that cats disconnect when they know that death is near but our Freyja never left our side. She said her goodbyes to everyone that she ever knew and loved. She gave us the time to heal from our pain by hiding her own. That is how fierce, loyal and beautiful her love was for us. This petition seeks: Justice for Freyja on the grounds of animal cruelty and maltreatment Measures to restrain malpractice of veterinary medicine. A thorough investigation of Freyja’s case. A revision of the existing animal cruelty act.

Sohni Chakrabarti
2,112 supporters