Petition to North Carolina State House
Create a State-Wide Animal Abuse Registry in North Carolina
It is well past the time for our State of North Carolina to Create and Enforce an Animal Abuse Registry for Convicted Animal Abusers. Current and Past Events and Arrests Prove that North Carolina is among the worse States for Animal Abuse. We, the under signed, CARE About the animals in our State of North Carolina. We Request that the North Carolina House of Representatives initiate and create an Animal Abuse Registry State-wide, in order to Protect Animals from Abuse, Neglect, Cruelty and even Death. A North Carolina State-wide Animal Abuse Registry will help to prevent animal abuse by taking into account the ease and availability of victims (animals) and by Removing Anonymity of the Abuser. Officials in other States are bringing the issue of Creating and Enforcing an Animal Abuse Registry to their States. North Carolina Needs to be Among those States Trying to Protect Innocent Animals from Abuse, Neglect, Cruelty and Death. Our State of North Carolina has the notoriety of being the State that has had ..."one of the largest, if not the largest, companion animal rescues the ASPCA has done"... in ASPCA's 150 year history. As per Tim Rickey, VP Field Investigations for ASPCA. A Washington Post article by Karin Brulliard on September 13, 2016 states: “Just as we place extra trust in teachers and law enforcement, so, too, should we ensure that those engaged in the handling of animals have a spotless record,” New Jersey state Rep. Troy Singleton (D) said about legislation he sponsored to make his state home to the second statewide animal abuse registry. He referred to the idea as a “first line of defense.” The registries are part of widening efforts in the United States to punish and track animal abusers, who, research has shown, commit violence against people at higher rates than normal. All 50 states now have felony provisions for the gravest crimes against animals, although many offenses are still considered misdemeanors. The FBI has added animal cruelty to its list of Class A felonies, and this year began collecting data for such crimes the way it does for other serious offenses, including homicide. “Most owners consider their pets to be family members,” Kevin Beckner, the Hillsborough County commissioner who pushed for the registry, said in a statement. "This Registry not only protects animals, but it can identify — and maybe even prevent — violence against humans, too.“ Above article source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2016/09/13/animal-abusers-are-being-registered-like-sex-offenders-in-these-jurisdictions/?utm_term=.eea4e334fa7f >>> 11abc.com - By Nicole Carr and Greg Barnes dated Thursday, January 28, 2016 HOKE COUNTY - NORTH CAROLINA (WTVD) -- The owners of a Hoke County (NC) animal shelter are facing cruelty to animal charges. Hoke County (NC) Sheriff Hubert A. Peterkin said Wednesday that a search warrant was served on The Haven-Friends for Life no-kill shelter following ongoing neglect concerns and complaints made by the public and other agencies. Hoke County (NC) officials and the ASPCA removed about 600 animals from The Haven animal shelter Wednesday morning. ASPCA workers started photographing and video-recording conditions at the shelter Wednesday morning minutes after sheriff's deputies served search warrants on the owners, Linden and Stephen Spears. An initial investigation revealed that at least four animals were in such bad shape that cruelty charges were filed against 67-year-old Stephen Joseph Spear and 59-year-old Linden Spear. "We've seen open wounds on animals, we've seen no water for the animals, we are seeing animals that seem to be malnourished," said Cpt. John Kivett of the Hoke County (NC) Sheriff's Office. The operation followed months of complaints. In fact, some of those troubled by their concerns about the Haven shelter started a Facebook page to protest the operation of the unlicensed facility. The pair, both of Raeford, were taken into custody and charged with three counts of felony possession of controlled substance and four counts of cruelty to animals. They were operating the 100-acre facility without a license for at least a decade. Their latest application for one was denied by the North Carolina Attorney General's office on Jan. 16. At its worst, the center was home to 1,000 animals. Officials said it's going to take several days to get the hundreds of animals off the property. "This'll be one of the largest, if not the largest, companion animal rescues the ASPCA has done," said Tim Rickey, VP Field Investigations for ASPCA. The ASPCA was called in by police to help assist in evaluating the animals, and more charges could be possible for the Spears. "There is different levels of neglect going on throughout the property," Rickey said. "And there are some situations that are quite severe." Wednesday, the ASPCA brought in trucks, and a mobile medical vehicle to examine and treat the animals. Humane Society and animal-rescue groups from across the East Coast, and from as far away as Hawaii have volunteered to help relocate many of the animals to temporary emergency shelters. Rickey said it could be several days before they wrap up the investigation and get all the animals off the property. The animals will not be available for immediate adoption. They will be put aside in temporary shelters for the time being, as they are considered evidence in a criminal case. The Spears are being held under $5,000 bond each. And, for now, they are not allowed back on the property. Not until all the animals are gone. Above Information Source: http://abc11.com/news/600-animals-seized-in-raid-at-hoke-co-rescue-center/1175939/ Video Source: http://abc11.com/video/embed/?pid=1176864 *Note: The Hoke County Sheriff & the ASPCA seized close to 700 animals from the property* >>> The Port City Daily (newspaper) in Wilmington, North Carolina wrote on August 3, 2017: NEW HANOVER COUNTY (Wilmington, North Carolina) — The 37 dogs rescued during an animal cruelty bust last month (July 2017) are in good homes, for now.The dogs were removed from the Fairford Road home of Anita Brown in July; Brown was arrested after a months-long investigation by the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and repeated warning from the Animal Services Unit to improve the living conditions for the dogs.Brown was arrested and charged with 37 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty. She was later released on a $19,000 bond.“All of the dogs have been fostered out,” Augst said. “They’ll remain fostered until there is a disposition (final decision) in the case.”The dogs will remain in foster care, though they will serve as evidence in Brown’s trial. A court date not yet been set, according to Lieutenant Jason Augst, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office (in Wilmington, North Carolina).The trial judge will have the final say over the fate of the dogs.“What happens to the dogs after the trial will be up to the judge,” Augst said. “The judge will make a decision, whether the dogs stay in foster care or can be adopted out.”The judge could also potentially return the dogs to Brown, Augst said. Above Photo obtained from ASPCA's Exclusive Photos from their largest-companion-animal-rescue-ever in ASPCA's 150 year history, where nearly 700 animals were saved from severe neglect at the site of an unlicensed, 122-acre facility known as The Haven, in Raeford, North Carolina in Jan. 2016.
Petition to Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com
Tell Amazon to Stop Supporting Fur Industry
Stand with me and call on Amazon.com owner, Jeff Bezos, to stop supporting the fur industry by removing the sale of all animal fur products on Amazon.com. What if you spent your whole life locked in a wire cage only to be electrocuted or gassed and then skinned for your fur? What if you spent the last moments of your life with a steel trap latched on your leg while you struggled, starved, and dehydrated until a trapper came to skin you? This is the horrific suffering that all animals go through when they become subjected to the fur industry either by means of trapping or being tortured and imprisoned in fur farms. When companies sell animal fur, and animal fur products, they are supporting and funding the fur industry to continue enslaving and abusing so many beautiful creatures. As human beings, we need to be the voice for animals who cannot tell people to stop hurting them and subjecting them for profit. We can be the change and we need to make change happen now. Please sign this petition to stop major companies like Amazon.com from supporting the cruel and barbaric practices of the fur industry.
Petition to Mr. Rory Williams
CCABLAC Calls On Mr. Charles Gleghorn To Resign As Officer/Director Of TWHBEA Breed Assn!
On behalf of "The Horses" Who Cannot Speak For Themselves, CCABLAC (Citizens Campaign Against "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty), calls on Mr. Charles Gleghorn to immediately resign as Senior Vice President of the Executive Committee, and Director of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breed Registry (TWHBEA). On March 16, 2017, Mr. Charles Gleghorn received a three-year Federal Disqualification under the Horse Protection Act, and fined $6,600.00 in a Default Decision entered by Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Bobbie J. McCartney on February 9, 2017, from Complaint filed on December 23, 2016. https://www.aphis.usda.gov/ies/downloads/disqualification_list.pdf The USDA Administrative Law Judge’s Default Decision pertained to two SORE “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horses owned by Mr. Charles Gleghorn which were entered at the 2016 Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration. One horse, “Generating The Command” was to be shown at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration by his young granddaughter in Class 81 – “Amateur Youth 6 – 14 Ponies” Class on Saturday, August 27, 2016. Another horse – “The Sportster” was to be shown in Class 85 – “Owner Amateur Youth 12-14 Mares/Geldings” on Sunday, August 27, 2016. Under the TWHBEA By-Laws, Mr. Charles Gleghorn is required to step down as a Director. As of July 1, 2017, Mr. Gleghorn is still listed on the TWHBEA.Com as Sr. Vice President of the Executive Committee, and a Director of the TWH Breed Registry Association. The USDA Administrative Law Judge found: “1. On or about August 27, 2016, Mr. Gleghorn entered a horse he owned (Generating the Command) while the horse was sore, for showing in class 81 in a horse show in Shelbyville, Tennessee, in violation of the Act (15 U.S.C. § 1824(2)(B).” Class 81 was AMATEUR YOUTH 6-14 PONIES. 2. On August 27, 2016, Mr. Gleghorn entered Generating the Command while the horse was bearing prohibited substances, for showing in class 81 in a horse show in Shelbyville, Tennessee, in violation of the Act (15 U.S.C. § 1824(7).” Class 85 was “Owner Amateur Youth 12-14 Mares/Geldings”. 3. On or about August 28, 2016, Mr. Gleghorn allowed the entry of a horse he owned(The Sportster) while the horse was sore, for showing in class 85 in a horse show in Shelbyville, Tennessee, in violation of the Act (15 U.S.C. § 1824(2)(D).” The "horse show" was the "Walking Horse Super Bowl" - the annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration founded in 1939. USDA ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE - DECISION AND ORDER BY REASON OF DEFAULT - FEB. 9, 2017 https://www.oaljdecisions.dm.usda.gov/sites/default/files/2-Charles%20Gleghorn%20-%20HPA-17-0022%20-%202.9.17.pdf According to ALJ Order, while under the three year Federal Disqualification under the Horse Protection Act, Mr. Charles Gleghorn will be prohibited from showing, exhibiting or entering any horse, directly or indirectly through any agent, employee, or other device, and from judging, managing or otherwise participating in any horse show, horse exhibition or horse sale or auction. ------------------------------------------------------------------- According to the TWHBEA.Com website, Mr. Charles Gleghorn is the only person to serve FOUR TIMES as President of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders & Exhibitors Association (founded in 1936). He is also a leader in the Tennessee Banking Community. In 2014, the Tennessee Bankers Association presented Mr. Gleghorn with the "Leader in Banking Excellence" Award. The plaque reads, "Lincoln County, Tennessee, native Charles Gleghorn has devoted his life to banking and the vital role it plays in his community, state, and the nation. ... (Mr.) Gleghorn is a former Lincoln County commissioner, past board chairman and 30-year member of the Fayetteville Housing Authority, Motlow College Foundation trustee, past president of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association, Hale Master 4-H Family Award winner, and a member of the First United Methodist Church where he has served as chair of the building committee, finance committee, and mission team member." https://www.cbinsight.com/press-release/charles-e-gleghorn-honored-by-tennessee-bankers-association In 2013, a CCABLAC Poll (with the cooperation of TWHBEA Executive Committee member Ms. Pat Stout) was conducted of approximately 7,000 TWHBEA members. Under CCABLAC direction, post cards were mailed to all TWHBEA members to vote "YES" or "NO" on the question of removing the "Pads and Chains" to end "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty to Tennessee Walking Horse. Over 26% of the TWHBEA memberhip voted by mailing in the post cards to a CPA firm which tabulated and certified the results. A landslide 63% voted "YES" and 37% voted"NO". A color Ad documenting the results was run in the Sunday, November 10, 2013 edition of The Tennessean newspaper. That should have settled the matter, but in December 2013, led by Mr. Steve Smith (U.S.Senator Lamar Alexander Campaign Finance Chairman) and his sidekick, Mr. Walt Chism, with the aid and support of their long time cohort, Mr. Charles Glegorn, the Lickers took over at TWHBEA. Then in 2014, the "Big Lick" faction the executed a TWHBEA By-Law Change over the inept efforts of a Flatter Director entrusted with not letting it happen. The Director refused expert assistance, and the Big LIckers made the change and got rid of the Sound Directors from the "Green" States on the Map. Due to TWHBEA's support of what MTSU Horse Science Professor John Haffner says "is a business built on suffering and pain of horses ("Big Lick" Animal Cruelty), TWHBEA has lost approximately 50% of its members in the last four years. Since 2013, CCABLAC has led a "WE, The People" Campaign Against "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty to Tennessee Walking Horses. Tennesseans, fellow Southerners, and persons from all over America and the world have spoken out against "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty. It started with the University of Mississippi Medical Center severing all ties with "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty in 2015, and then refusing to accept a $50,000.00 charitable donation to its Childrens Hospital from a "Big Lick" Horse Show. In 2016, CCABLAC called for a BOYCOTT of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration resulting in worst attendance in 46 years. CCABLAC successfully led public protests/ BOYCOTTS of "Big Lick" TWH Horse shows from the Gulf of Mexico at Panama City Beach, FL to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, NC. Most recently, the Citizens of Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee BOYCOTTED the Columbia Spring Jubilee Horse Show (June 1-3, 2017. The show was held under Federal Court Order forbidding Maury County Sheriff Bucky Rowland from interfering with Citizens First Amendment rights at the horse show. Please SIGN and SHARE this Petition with your friends and family! CCABLAC (Citizens Campaign Against "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty) - “We Speak FOR “The Horses” Who Cannot Speak For Themselves” https://www.facebook.com/BillyGoBoy/videos/1143804862409275/ https://youtu.be/MuKWcqUdZbc
Petition to Mr. Howard D. Schultz, Mr. John C. Fuller, Mr. Victor Sassoon, Mr. John W. Culver, Starbucks, The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Kevin Johnson
Starbucks and Coffee Bean: Support the fight to end the dog and cat meat trade worldwide
Please join me in asking Starbucks and The Coffee Bean and their top executives to help put a stop to the cruel dog and cat meat industry worldwide. Every year millions of dogs and cats are beaten, boiled alive, skinned alive, and dismembered before slaughter. This is done while all the others, starved and dehydrated, wait terrified in nearby filthy cages. There is a belief that the adrenaline released by the animals makes the meat tastier and gives it health benefits. This is barbaric that anyone would even entertain torturing another living being for such a purpose. Lets ask Starbucks and Coffee Bean to help. They have businesses located all throughout the world; including China, South Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia and other countries that participate in this shameful industry. These two huge companies can put political, economic and social pressure on their governments to put a stop to this and enact laws protecting these helpless animals. Let's also encourage Starbucks and Coffee Bean to help give incentives for these dog farmers and butchers to possibly go into the coffee and tea business instead.
Petition to CKE Restaurants, Jason Marker, Brad Haley, Jeff Chasney, John J. Dunion, Theodore Abajian, Michael D'Arezzo, Jim Sullivan, Reese Stewart, Arlene Petokas, David Luxton
Hardee’s & Carl’s Jr. - Demand better from your chicken suppliers!
Chickens raised for Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. suffer some of the worst abuses on overcrowded factory farms. These birds spend their short six weeks of life packed by the tens of thousands inside barren, windowless sheds. Bred to grow grotesquely large at an unnaturally fast rate, they often suffer painful, crippling leg injuries. Due to physical ailments and lack of space, many spend the majority of their lives lying in their own excrement on the filthy barn floor, suffering from toxic ammonia burns to their feet, chest, and lungs. At slaughter, chickens are violently shackled, electrocuted, and slit at their throats, many while still fully conscious. Such irresponsible and inhumane conditions are not what you’d expect from restaurant chains that pride themselves on high food quality, but they’re the sad reality for chickens raised for Carl's Jr. and Hardee's. Such extreme animal abuse is not “premium quality” - customers and animals deserve better! Fortunately, there is momentum to reform this abusive industry. Restaurants such as Shake Shack, Burger King, and Chipotle have joined over a dozen other major food companies that have released comprehensive, meaningful commitments to address the welfare concerns facing chickens raised for meat. Why are Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. refusing to commit to the same standards? It’s time for Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. to make a change. Please sign this petition demanding that the leadership at CKE Restaurants (Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr.parent company) commit to a strong welfare policy that grants chickens more space and environmental enrichments, a transition to higher-welfare breeds of birds, and the elimination of live-shackle slaughter methods.
Petition to Wayne Niederhauser, Ralph Okerlund, Gene Davis, Karen Mayne, J. Stuart Adams, Gregory Hughes, Brad Wilson, Brian King, Deidre Henderson, Daniel Hemmert, Michael Noel, Jon Stanard, Lee Perry, Edward Redd, Todd Weiler, Utah State House, Utah State Senate, Gary Herbert, Peter Knudson, Norman Thurston, Kim Coleman
Family’s Pet Tortured To Death. Pass “Sage’s Law” For An Animal Abuse Registry
Sage was a beloved six year old family cat who lived in Clearfield, Utah. After going missing for four days, Sage managed to crawl back home where he was found by his beloved family. His family was horrified and heartbroken at what they found. Every inch of Sage’s mangled little body had been subjected to excruciating torture. His ribs were broken. His face was beaten and his eyes were glued shut. His whiskers were cut off and his fur was shaved off. The abuse was so severe that Sage could no longer meow or walk -- Some of the torture is too graphic to put into words. Debbie Barnes from the Humane Society of Northern Utah said, “This is the worst case of abuse I have ever seen.” Veterinarians tried desperately to save his life, but after two rounds of CPR, Sage succumbed to his injuries. To date, there have been no arrests for this heinous crime. But even if the perpetrator is caught and convicted, the punishment would be a slap on the wrist: a small fine and little to no jail time. Convicted animal abusers often go on to repeat their crimes, and in some cases, go on to commit violent crimes against humans as well. That’s why I, along with thousands of members of the Cats of Instagram community are taking action. We are urging the Utah State Legislature to introduce and pass “Sage’s Law”. This legislation will establish a public Animal Abuse Registry. People convicted of animal cruelty would be required to register and prohibited from adopting or purchasing an animal ever again. Animal shelters and pet stores would have access to the registry. Local residents, like Sage’s family, would be aware of people living in their own neighborhood who have a history of animal abuse. Sage's Law also proposes upgrading animal cruelty charges from a 3rd degree felony to a 2nd degree felony with $10,000 fine and 1-15 years in prison, with mandatory 10 year sentences if the animal dies as a result of the injuries. Dozens of states and cities across the country have enacted or have legislation pending to create Animal Abuse Registries. It’s time for every state to have these laws, so we’re taking our plea to Sage’s home state of Utah. Please help us urge the Utah state legislature to make “Sage’s Law” a reality. Let’s make Sage the hero he was always meant to be.
Petition to Veterinary Medical Board, Cheryl L. Waterhouse
Veterinary Medical Board: Revoke Dr. Nisar Ahmed's License and Help Save Animals
Dr. Nisar Ahmed of All Creatures Animal Hospital in Murrieta, CA has been accused of MULTIPLE accounts of negligence and incompetence, (recorded on the Veterinary Medical Board’s record website (http://www.vmb.ca.gov/licensees/act14_15.shtml ) by not only employees, but from previous patients. He is currently on a 5 year probation period as of 2014 and yet continues his practices today. Incidents started as early as 2010: "[Wildomar resident Patricia] Brown said that on Aug. 3, 2010, she took her 3-year-old Maine Coon cat, Daxton, to the [All Creatures Animal] hospital for grooming. Daxton was sedated by Ahmed and his entire body was shaved by a veterinary technician. Later that day Daxton was discharged. Brown thought it was odd that when she picked Daxton up that his blanket was draped over his cat carrier. She was told by hospital staff that Daxton would probably be embarrassed and hide because of his shortened hair. When Brown took him home he ran from his carrier and hid from her for several days. Four days later Brown was able to get near enough to Daxton to notice that he was lethargic, had lameness in his left hind leg and a hard blackened area over his left thigh. 'Stupidly, I took him back to All Creatures,' she said. Ahmed determined that Daxton might have a chemical burn injury affecting his leg and admitted him to the hospital for treatment. Ahmed wanted to remove the burn scab, but Brown wanted him to wait. Ahmed removed the burn scab anyway, she said. 'He just ripped off the scab,' Brown said, adding that she heard from hospital staff that he didn’t sedate Daxton prior to the procedure. Ahmed gave her a bag of medicines to apply on Daxton’s wound. Daxton was discharged Aug. 11, but Brown was still concerned about his injury so she sought a second opinion the next day at the Valley Veterinary Clinic in Murrieta. Dr. Thomas Worfel evaluated and treated Daxton’s wound over a nine-week period, consulting with a burn specialist in New York. She said that Worfel told her that he has had to fix up many of Ahmed’s 'bunglings.' Worfel also told Brown that Daxton didn’t have a chemical burn, but was placed sedated on a heating pad that burned him. He had her throw away the medicines that Ahmed had given her because one was for dogs and the other had alcohol in it and 'would have burned him to death,' she said. Ahmed reimbursed Brown for Daxton’s medical expenses at his hospital and she took him to Small Claims Court to recover over $5,000 in medical expenses she paid to the second hospital. She said he brought people in to testify as witnesses that she’d never seen before. 'The lies were unbelievable,' she said. Ultimately she lost the case because she couldn’t prove how Daxton was burned. Ahmed tried to countersue Brown to get back the money he’d paid her, but the judge denied his request. After losing her case, Brown filed a complaint with the VMB and was asked to be a witness in the state’s case. 'He shouldn’t be practicing at all,' she said. 'He doesn’t like animals obviously. He needs to have his license taken away.'" From a My Valley News article: http://myvalleynews.com/petsoftheweek/state-puts-local-veterinarian-on-5-years-of-probation/ Many others on Facebook told of their experiences, and many continue to come forward as of July of 2017: EDIT (July 31st, 2017) Previous Worker's Experience: "[This dog] was left by his owner cause they couldn't afford the procedure. So he was up for 'adoption' then when I looked for him one morning one of the workers laughed and said he was in the freezer because his 30 days was up... I had to go outside because I started crying, I was super attached to him. His name was Bison. When his owner came in to check on him about two months later, the worker who knew what happened didn't know what to say so I brought him to the back and told him to tell her the truth about what happened. The dogs owner had to leave. So she thought he was still there up for adoption.." “They almost killed my neighbors dog! She was barely stitched up after an operation, looked like her guts were falling out. They had to take the dog to a different vet just to be properly stitched and cared for because it then became an infected mess! Stay FAR away from that place!” says one individual. “Today, I went in for a working interview at All Creatures Animal Hospital,” says Timothy Chafin on Facebook. “Dr. Ahmed treats the animals very bad. He was trying to get me to choke and drag a dog into the little cage. He was a little puppy! He could have picked him up.” Timothy also states that the hospital smells of urine and feces, and that he was not provided gloves to wash and clean bloodied towels. “We took my dogs there. He had cut his head on the fence. They took him back and had to do surgery because of fear for infection apparently. They then put a drain tube in with the stiches. So we take him home. Come back a week later to get the tube removed and the assistant lady took out the tube and all the stiches… when we got home his incision split open. We had to rush him back where the doctor took him back to the back room and put staples in his head as without anesthetic and I could hear him screaming from the lobby. I had to walk outside crying. They are butchers. Horrible cruel people.” “When I was there for a working interview, he did 2 surgeries on 2 different dogs and both times he cheaped out on the anesthesia and both dogs woke up as soon as he started surgery. And was also looking on Craiglist for a used sterilization machine because a new one cost too much. I stayed the whole working interview because I was warning the clients in the room while he was gone. I would tell them to not go back. And that their dogs did not need that specific useless surgery and home remedies instead of thousands of dollars for medication that was not needed. I wish I could have recorded it all.” It is time for not only the hospital to be shut down, but for Dr. Ahmed’s license to be revoked. Too many horrible incidents have happened over the span of multiple years and although minimal things have been done, his practices somehow continue to effect multiple animals and owners. We need as much support as possible to stop this. Media outlets and the VMB have been contacted, but this petition will help bring more attention to the cause and urge higher-ups to revoke his license and possibly shut down the hospital. It is our moral obligation to speak up for the abused animals who deserve justice, as well as the owners who are traumatized and hurt by this doctor. Please sign today.
Petition to Mr. Kevin Plank CEO Under Armour Inc.
Please take the pledge not to buy Under Armour products until they stop endorsing trophy killers.
Petition Start Date: December 21, 2015 Recently, I became aware that Under Armour supports and endorses individuals that kill animals for trophy through a social media site #uahunt. This is one of the many sites where all trophy killers go to brag, post pictures of their latest kills, congratulate one another and share in the glory. As I scrolled through, I noticed that all these killers were thanking Under Armour Hunt for the so-called hunt and products. I went to Under Armour Hunt Facebook page and it was right then that I realized, Under Armour promotes the killing of wildlife for trophy. Many of you may have heard of trophy killers, Kendall Jones, Cameron Hanes, Eva Shockey, Lee Lakosky, to name a few, and may find their lack of empathy towards killing wildlife for trophy, sport or for fun just as appalling as I do. However, what you may not know is Under Armour endorses, promotes, sponsors, not only these four, but many other wildlife trophy killers as well. If you are not aware of who these trophy killers are, please use a social media account to visit their pages, and please be sure to scroll though the Under Armour Hunt Facebook Page and the Under Armour Hunt Twitter Account. There you will find them all boasting about their latest innocent victim with photographs of them smiling proudly over a bloodied animal carcass with zero remorse all while making sure the Under Armour logo is clearly being shown and also giving thanks to Under Armour for its products and this so-called "hunt." These trophy and blood sport killers also encourage more carnage by a "tag a hunter" or a "tag a vermin" post which then encourages others to post pictures of their latest kills as well, where they are then congratulated and glorified by Under Armour employees and other wildlife killers. Ms. Jones latest victim is in the above photograph where she degrades this beautiful animal with a #kittycatdown, admits to killing the Mt. Lion with a 10mm glock, after using hounds to exhaust the animal until it found refuge in a tree until she simply pulls out a side arm and shoots it. She thanks Under Armour for this "hunt" and their products using the #uahunt. Ms. Shockey is a spokes model as she recently did a photo shoot for Under Armour products. Shockey boasts of the number of animals she has killed for trophy, posts these pictures of her kills and also thanks Under Armour for their products and "hunt" using the #uahunt as well. Mr. Hanes is a 'self proclaimed' celebrity and claims to be the best of the best. Translation: "you name it, he's killed it." Mr. Lakosky's information can be found at his Facebook page: The Crush with Lee & Tiffany Lakosky. WARNING: All the content you will find not only through visiting these sites and through the famed #uahunt, and also Under Armour's other advertised hashtags: #ridgereaper #alwayslethal #BBD #gowhereyoudontbelong #MuleyMonday is VERY GRAPHIC!! There are images of Bears, Mt. Lions, Fox, Coyotes, Wolves, Moose, Elk, all killed for trophy. The #uahunt and other hashtag sites also contains very disturbing 'live' videos of a variety of animals being killed for trophy. Please use caution. I cannot in good faith sit back and not bring this to the attention to those who are thinking of purchasing from Under Armour, and are not aware of what this brand now stands for. I am deeply saddened that Under Armour, a company generally known for athletic sports and sports apparel, has now rebranded their image as the leading company in killing wildlife for trophy. Regretfully, I have previously purchased items from Under Armour, but now have taken the pledge to never buy again until this company ends the sponsorship of Jones, Shockey, Hanes, Lakovsky and any and all other trophy killers. I am asking that you please take this pledge with me. I truly believe that together our voices will be heard, and hopefully Under Armour will realize that not only is the killing of any wildlife for trophy wrong, but will also understand that profiting from the blood of the innocent is not acceptable. Again, I ask that you please take this pledge with me, and I will deliver our position on this directly to Mr. Kevin Plank, CEO of the Under Armour Company, to make sure our voices are heard. Dear Mr. Plank, Your loyal customers who purchase Under Armour products for fitness, yoga, running, cycling, athletic sports such as football, tennis, golf, hockey, rugby, basketball, soccer, just to name a few, were totally unaware that your company also has a hunting line made for those who engage in trophy killing. Your same loyal customers were also unaware that you advertise this clothing line by not only endorsing and supporting known trophy killers, but by also glorifying these wildlife killers as they are openly encouraged to share pictures of their 'kills' where they are then congratulated by your employees that operate your Under Armour Hunt Facebook page and Under Armour's Twitter account. The photographs are sickening and heartbreaking! We are asking that you please reconsider the decision to sponsor trophy hunters, and to please distance yourselves from sponsorships of any and all self proclaimed trophy and wildlife killers. This is a Global petition Mr. Plank, and your loyal, and now shocked consumers are not happy, and have indeed taken the pledge to no longer purchase anything made by Under Armour. The World is watching and waiting for an official statement. If your decision is to continue making and selling UA clothing to those who participate in trophy killing, first, we would like to ask that you make a public statement to all of your unknowing consumers around the World to confirm your engagement in such endorsements of known trophy hunters and blood sport participants, and an explanation behind your decision to continue profiting off the blood of the innocent. We also ask that you provide your consumers with a list of every single person that you personally sponsor who participates in blood sports and trophy hunts. Lastly, we ask that a 'warning' label be placed on every product that you sell that states: "By purchasing this item, you have just contributed to the endorsement of Under Armour's blood sport participants" or "Profits made from this item goes directly to the destruction of innocent wildlife for trophy." Consumers have every right to know where their money is going. Once again Mr. Plank, this is a Global petition and the World is watching. We look forward to hearing your personal response, and an official statement letting consumers know how Under Armour will proceed moving further. Thank you very much for your time sir.