Petition to Michael Gove
All Convicted Animal Abusers To Be Placed On A National Animal Abuse Register
Abuse against animals is increasing dramatically and very rarely are offenders, when found guilty, barred from keeping or being involved with animals. I ask that it becomes law that an Animal Abuse Register is brought into place and that all offenders are placed on this register. Many studies reveal that children who torture or kill animals are likely to show violence towards people when they grow up. Re-classifying animal abuse will aid law enforcement and the FBI in quantifying and reporting incidents of animal abuse. Please show your support for a National Animal Abuse Register by signing this petition. If you are a UK citizen you can also ask your MP to support this initiative by contacting them at https://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/mps Understanding The Links: Child abuse, animal abuse and domestic violence ~ https://www.nspcc.org.uk/globalassets/documents/research-reports/understanding-links-child-abuse-animal-abuse-domestic-violence.pdf
Petition to Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, Health and Saftey Executive, UK Parliament
SAVE THE BEES: ban the use of chemical pesticides in public spaces & plant flowers instead
ProblemBee decline since the late 1990s has become a serious problem. Beekeepers around the world have noticed unusually high rates of decline in honeybee colonies, and unfortunately, this is not all about a decline in the availability of honey. Bees are key to food production, as they are vital in the pollination of crops. One-third of the food we eat depends on pollinating insects, and in Europe alone, 4,000 vegetables depend on insect pollination. If this trend of decline continues, crop yield, which already faces a multitude of challenges, will diminish further. The UK is falling behind in the fight to protect these indispensable species. Since 2010 there has been a 45% loss of commercial honeybees in the UK. The UK National Action Plan for the Sustainable Use of Pesticides, although conscious of risks to water quality and plant protection, ironically fails to acknowledge the need to protect insects, who are vital in the protection of plant species. This plan fails to prevent pesticides from being used in public spaces. When an area is sprayed with more pesticides, agricultural structural elements are lost, and insects vanish. As such, more needs to be done to prevent this and protect the invaluable species of bees before it's too late.SolutionCities like Amsterdam might have found the solution. Like the rest of the world, it's bee population has been in steep decline. However, since 2000, whilst this trend has continued for the rest of the world, Amsterdam's bee population has risen by 40%. Planting native flowers in public spaces (such as in parks and on street corners), installing insect homes across the city, and introducing a ban on the use of chemical pesticides in public spaces has enabled Amsterdam's bee population to bloom.The UK National Action Plan for the Sustainable Use of Pesticides does not include such a prohibition on the use of chemical pesticides, only: "in certain areas (including public spaces and conservation areas) that the amount used and frequency of use is as low as reasonably practicable."If we are truly committed to saving bees, the species which uphold so much of our wildlife and food production, we need to take this further and ban the use of chemical pesticides in public spaces and provide bees with an environment in which they can thrive. Our lives depend on theirs.
Petition to Michael Gove, Therese Coffey
Save Japan's Whales
Japan has announced that it will withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in order to restart commercial whaling in July. This means that in just a few months time, more whales will start being killed and it may drive some species to extinction - our government must negotiate with Japan to stop this happening. When Japan leaves the IWC, they will be able to freely hunt species of this incredible animal that are currently under protection. Japan has tried to justify this decision by saying that some whale populations - such as Minke whales - have recovered. But the population of the Minke whale is still not large enough to survive increased whaling, and most whale populations have not yet recovered, such as the Blue whale and Fin whale. Despite the IWC ban Japan has continued to catch between 200 and 1,200 wales every year for what they call “scientific reasons”. If Japan does not change its decision to withdraw then we won’t know how many more whales they are catching, and we wouldn’t know how many of these beautiful animals we’d be losing. Please sign my petition to tell the UK government to pressure the Japanese authorities to stop the unnecessary slaughter of Whales and to remain members of the IWC.
Petition to Chris Oliver
End Shark Tournaments
My first objective was to remove the funding that makes shark tournaments possible by targeting the corporate sponsors of fishing competitions that kill sharks. In most cases this has now been achieved. AON, Astoria Bank, Budweiser, BASF, Foley Caterpillar, Goslings Rum, Lexus, Merrill Lynch, Samuel Adams Beer, Toyota, Royal Bank of Canada, West Marine, Vineyard Vines and Yamaha Outboards have all pulled out of shark tournament sponsorship at my request. I'm now calling on NOAA Fisheries to stop the killing of IUCN Red List threatened species such as mako and thresher sharks at shark tournaments in the USA. I founded Blue Planet Society to conserve marine wildlife - and with your help I'm determined to end tournaments that kill sharks. Please sign petition to help protect threatened shark species. For more information see: Shark fishing tournaments devalue ocean wildlife and harm marine conservation efforts Saving sharks by targeting shark tournament sponsors
Petition to Pope Francis, Cardinal Eamon Martin, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin
Pope Francis: Ask Ireland’s government to ban blood sports!
Acknowledging that Pope Francis took the name of Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment, this petition appeals to him to intervene with the Irish government on behalf of animals subjected to cruel practices in Ireland. In particular hare coursing and fox hunting. Our government permits coursing clubs to capture our native wild hares for use as live bait in so-called sporting events. The animals are chased within the confines of wired enclosures…mauled, battered, tossed about like broken toys…as fans roar their approval. Hares that survive physically unscathed may die afterwards of stress-related conditions. Foxes are hounded to exhaustion and then ripped to pieces by the dogs, and fox cubs are used to “blood” young hounds across Ireland in the months leading up to the official hunting season. Fur farms thrive here too, with more than 200,000 mink gassed to death each year after enduring six months of cruel and unnatural confinement. A Bill aimed at banning those blots on our countryside will be presented to parliament in September. We hope the Pope may be able to bring our concerns about animal cruelty in Ireland to the attention of the Irish government, and, if possible, prevail upon our politicians to act decisively to protect ALL animals and end all forms of animal cruelty.
Petition to Dr Joseph Muscat
Rights for horses that pull carriages in Malta
This petition is to ensure the rights of horses that pull carriages in Malta. Year after year they stand in boiling hot temperatures. This petition asks for transparency regarding the horses' rights - how many hours they are able to work from morning until evening (variable according to the season), how far they are allowed to travel to and from work when not transported, how often water needs to be provided, how often they must receive regular health checks etc. Shade and water must be provided for ALL Karozzin and transparency regarding the rights of the animal. Although small changes are made from time to time, this has been going on for years. The Animal Welfare Department should be given more power regarding the welfare of these animals and not Transport Malta. These are animals - not machines! Please sign and share this petition to ensure for once and for all these animals will finally have the rights they humanely deserve.
Petition to GVK, CIDCO
Animals are dying at Navi Mumbai International Airport Site! Appeal CIDCO to build Shelter
If you haven't heard already, construction of Navi Mumbai International Airport has begun at Panvel. This land, used to be collection of villages, which have now been abandoned and flattened for the construction. The villagers left tonnes of rubble and 100s animals behind. These animals, once dependent on the villagers for food and water, are now walking miles to find nothing but mud, rocks and dust. The site preparation involves breaking down hillocks and boulders and levelling the ground. Furthermore, the construction equipment, destruction of water bodies and constant movement of rocks and earth have injured many animals. A group of Activists - NMIA Rescuers have been feeding the animals. Every day, they make their way to the site, walk through barren land and pick up stray dogs and cats who are often famished or injured. They feed these animals each and everyday. They also carry water to fill up the water bowls placed at the site. The total expenses for feeding and transport exceeds Rs 3000 per day! We no longer have the funds left to feed them. It is the responsibility of the Government Body and the Contractors of this project to rehabilitate these animals. We are appealing CIDCO to build a Shelter for the animals affected by this project. Please sign this petition to save the animals at the NMIA site from starvation and death! To volunteer or donate for the feeding and rescue mission please contact Pooja Teli at 7208878300
Petition to Peter Pritchard CEO
Pets at Home, STOP selling rabbits altogether!
Every year Pets at Home announce they suspend the sale and adoption of rabbits over Easter, whilst they organise ‘fun and free’ workshops for kids to interact with rabbits in their stores. In 2018, Pets at Home also took advantage of the release of the Peter Rabbit film to launch a massive national promotion of their workshops in cinemas, on billboards, children TV, and other social media. Those events took place in over 440 stores and for three weeks, giving ideas to thousands of children. One of the main reasons why rabbits end up in rescue centre is because the kids have lost interest. Rescue centres also regularly pick up the pieces of Pets at Home common mistakes (mis-sexing of the rabbits / unwanted litters) wrong or lack of advice (unneutered males sold together resulting in serious injuries), sick rabbits (infections / pasteurella), rabbits with teeth problems, aggressive rabbits due to having been kept in stressful cramped conditions in the store, unneutered / unvaccinated rabbits and rabbits suffering from terrible neglect due to having been sold to the wrong people, or with unsuitable accommodation. Despite stating they stop the sale of rabbits at Easter, Pets at Home still sells rabbits in the form of a voucher so the bunny can be collected on the Tuesday. Pets at Home still supports the breeding and selling of rabbits whilst thousands are sitting in rescue centres, many of which were bought from Pets at Home. Pets at Home needs to realise that they are contributing a great deal to rabbit suffering and stop selling rabbits altogether. Pets at Home claims they put pets before profit. They need to prove it! Please sign and share this petition and watch the video on YouTube ‘Pets at Home Bunnies, Victims of the Pet Trade’ https://youtu.be/G8_vjBOcX0w Thank you! Isabelle BaBBA Campaign (Ban all Baby Bunny Ads) https://www.facebook.com/groups/BABBACampaign @BaBBACampaign