Topic

animal law

7 petitions

Started 5 months ago

Petition to United Nations, International Animal Rescue, Rahul Gandhi, Karuna , Pawa india, Rahul Gandhi

Put an end to stray dogs in India. They are suffering. They need a home and a family.

Hello humans,  My name is jack. My friends call me jacky because they want to. Haha. I am a stray dog. I don't have a house to live in. I sometimes don't know where I'm going to get the next meal I eat. Will it be from the trash bin? That is if a human decides to throw some leftovers that I could manage to eat for the day. Even days or weeks. It depends. I sometimes have friends that fight for those leftovers because when it comes to food. It is the survival of the fittest or you starve or maybe die of starvation. My bones are visible right now. I am sick. I don't have strength. But any sight of food has me forgetting that I might die very soon. Or that could be my last meal. But I will rather die fighting to survive than lay sick with this lump in my leg. Yes. I have a huge lump at my left side, It is difficult for me to sleep or walk. I guess I am going to die soon. But all I can think of is food. Thinking of those yummy delicacies my friends who have human owners tell me about. One called it pedigree. Don't know what that is ! But they say it makes their tummy full and gives them nutrients. Atleast that is what their lovely owners tell them. I think about Shanon and her little babies. They would love pedigree. Shanon is a fighter. What an amazing woman She is. I try to help her fetch food. Even if it is spoilt tomatoes that we get from the vegetable seller. She gets excited because atleast her little ones get to feed. But, I sometimes get jealous of those other dogs that walk by with their owners on the streets looking healthy and without their bones so visible like mine. I wish that shanon and her little babies could get a home that will love them, feed them and protect them from wicked strangers. Because the street is a dangerous place. Just like my friend mike. May his soul rest in peace. He died one year ago due to a drunk human being who raped him and then strangled him to death. The streets is not for shanon little babies neither for herself a mother. As for me, it isn't great for a sick boy like me,  but I know I will die soon. I just wish I had a little love and a home where I could spend my last days. If I die. I want to know that shanon and her little babies are in a safe home with a family that takes care of them and love them just like the acquaintances I made who told me about their pedigree adventures and their loving owners. I know there are lots of human beings who would cherish the love I can give. I see some of them look at me in my condition. Even little kids. But, I don't just want this for myself or shanon and her kids. I want this for every single dog out there on the streets. We need a home. We need love. Most importantly we need to be off the streets. Find us a home. Help us to be man's best friend. The street is a dangerous place. Will you help ?  Sign this petition and get us the help we need to get off the streets and into safe homes where we can get all the love we need and give back the same too.

grace balogun
1,313 supporters
Update posted 9 months ago

Petition to Dr Harsh Vardhan, SP Gupta, Maneka Gandhi, Narendra Modi

Install overdue State Animal Welfare Board (#SAWB) & #SPCA in all Indian State & District

Hardly 5 SAWBs may be in place. Shocking isn't it ? Sad for the animals too.  The Supreme Court in its 2009 ruling mandated that all states must set up the SAWBs within 3 months , but many have not , and most SAWB's are non existent or non functional. AWBI sent a circular to Chief Secretaries of all states in Nov 2015 as well, but little has been done. States look at the SAWBs as superfluous/unimpacttful. For eg in Bihar, till 2012 they didn't think it necessary , in Maharashtra they had not met for 11 years since 2002 and in Karnataka, there is none, as is in most states. Perhaps Delhi, Uttaranchal & Maharashtra have SAWB's,  but where are the REST ? ANIMAL WELFARE SUFFERS, while officials care two hoots whether this important body  can be aware of, let alone monitor animal welfare in the state .The indifference & breaking of the law has caused serious animals and animal lovers both, as there is no mechanism to implement or administer animal welfare, PCA and other rules at state levels. Without them, what can AWBI do as a standalone national organization  whether it is in Chennai or now , Haryana ? The (SAWB) State Animal Welfare Boards are the body through which the AWBI ( Animal Welfare Board of India) functions and implements the PCA and related rules. Without the state bodies , the functions of  animal welfare, implementation and monitoring are severely hampered .'Acting on a Supreme Court order dated August 6, 2008, the Union government issued the directive to all the state governments to constitute their SAWB within three months. The main objective was to promote animal welfare and protect animals from unnecessary suffering as well as to ensure proper enforcement of the provisions of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Act, 1960, in the states.' Animal Welfare state wise is hugely hampered by this. It is expected then that SPCA at Districts also seem non functional .'The Union government, vide a notification dated March 26, 2001, asked all the state governments to establish SPCAs in every district within six months. These societies were intended to support the government and local bodies in enforcing the provisions of the Act. Scrutiny of the department records by the auditors revealed that the SPCAs, under the chairmanship of the district magistrates, were established in all districts, except Rohtas, between January, 2008 to June, 2010. "It was also observed that in the test-checked districts, these societies were inactive and non-functional ever since their establishment," the PAG (Audit) R B Sinha has said in his report." Statement of Policy of the board (GUIDELINES OF THE FUNCTIONING OF THE BOARD) To achieve the above policy the AWBI shall: A. In order to institutionalize the animal welfare movement in the country, the board will take action: To establish State Animal Welfare Boards, to define their duties and to ensure that necessary provision of funds are made for the functioning of the board by the state. To establish District Animal Welfare Boards which will monitor the implementation of PCA Act and the rules made there under, and to take action for the welfare of animals in the district. 3. To make a database of NGOs in each district and to see that they liaise with and are helped by the State and District Boards and the local administration in their work. 4. To establish one SPCA in each taluka, which will have a hospital/shelter, attached to it on land given by the local administration and which will have inspectors employed by it to check the abuse/misuse of animals. We request that the AWBI , step up on this important implementation issue and absolutely insist and personally monitor the setting up the SAWB and district/ taluk offices , as per their policy. We as the public are happy to step in to support this. Dog Breeding & Marketing Rules 2017 , and Pet Shop Rules have been gazetted at center but yet have not been pushed through at BBMP Council Meeting. For this also, the SAWB Ian required to implement . Many animal lives couldn’t be saved!& cruelty avoided if we do this . Links: https://indiankanoon.org/doc/178835263/ https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/patna/Govt-yet-to-set-up-animal-welfare-board/articleshow/15565314.cms https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/mumbai/state-animal-welfare-board-hasnt-met-in-11-yrs/ http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-karnataka/set-up-animal-welfare-board/article6366126.ece https://www.petaindia.com/media/animal-welfare-board-of-india-wants-karnataka-government-to-stop-illegal-buffalo-racing/ http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=179970 .

The CJ Memorial Trust Bangalore
5,477 supporters
Update posted 10 months ago

Petition to Street Dog shelter

Even a single $ with lot of prayers can help Mandy recover from his nightmare

  We named him Mandy, as we couldn’t wait to watch him rise from the ashes of the only life he had known — a life of suffering and cruel neglect. We couldn’t wait to see what his coat would look like as it grew back in, since his skin is so diseased we can’t s even tell what kind of dog he is. We couldn't wait to see him run, play, and feel a cool breeze blowing through the beautiful for he would have. We were so excited for his future. Unfortunately, our dreams were quickly dashed! As Mandy’s treatment got underway, his condition rapidly declined. When I arrived to the clinic Saturday to rush him to the 24-hr emergency vet, Mandy appeared to be half dead. I was floored. But he raised his head in the van , trying to sit up, and I knew he wanted to live. When we arrived to the Emergency ward ,Mandy’s temperature was too low to read, his blood pressure had completely tanked, his blood glucose level was on the floor, and his leg had swelled up with infection. Blood work showed he had gone septic, and his prognosis was extremely grim. The doctor suggested I revise his CPR to a DNR. She told me if his heart stops, he won’t likely come back. We were devastated. Since they couldn’t let us stay with Mandy,we drove around the hospital bawling my eyes out and begging God to deliver him into the new life we so badly wanted Phoenix to have. He can’t go out like this! we started praying. And thank God, Mandy is a fighter and a downright champ! Over the next 12 hours of aggressive medical treatment and fervent prayers, Mandy’s temperature rose. His BP rose. His blood sugar finally stayed up. The ER doctor called us last night, and for the very first time, said “we actually have hope.” The problem that he presented us with is that saving Mandy’s life “is going to be very expensive.” We are looking at an estimated $2,800 - $4,000 for the first 72 hours of critical care. Mandy has a urinary catheter since he can’t or won’t walk yet, and exposure to his skin of his own urine could be very dangerous. He has a constant ECG to monitor his blood pressure. He’s on an IV drip full of a complex, lifesaving cocktail of drugs catered to his condition. And he needs pretty much his own dedicated nurse, monitoring and working with him around the clock. For anyone who says one dog is not worth this kind of money, you have not met Mandy. He has a strong and beautiful soul. He deserves every opportunity to be delivered from his cruel start to life—no matter the cost—and to find out what it’s like to be loved...to be part of a family...to know joy! I think Mandy’s life is worth more than the average cost of a used sedan, or a potato salad recipe. We must raise the necessary funds immediately in order to continue Mandy’s treatment. This is a "Emergency", and needs to be spread far and wide to anyone who loves dogs, or simply hates suffering. We need anyone who can't donate to please share! You never know who will see it, who can help Mandy. Please donate and help us "Save Mandy" https://www.paypal.me/streetdogshelter1 Please know the doctor will inform us if Mandy decides he’s too tired to continue this journey. For now, he has shown he’s willing to fight, and we want to do everything in our power to help him battle. Please help us help him!  

Street Dog shelter
267 supporters
Update posted 1 year 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
2,274 supporters