Petition to British Horseracing Authority
Ban horse racing in the UK and Ireland before more horses purposelessly die
Over 400 horses die every year due to horse racing. When they are no longer good for racing, they are often shot or slaughtered for meat (known as wastage). Horses born into the racing industry that do not become racing horses are no use to the industry and are discarded. Horses are such unique and intelligent animals, we don’t need to use them for entertainment; they help so many people every year with autism, mental health, and other disabilities. Let’s save them and stop this unjust industry from murdering more vulnerable horses. This petition calls to the British Horseracing Authority to ban this unethical sport for the rich and greedy. Failing that, this petition urges you to make changes to the racecourses, to provide safer grounds, safer fences (or ban them completely), reduce distances in races, reduce number of runners in race, remove dangerous race categories, and provide rehabilitation for retired race horses.
Petition to Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council
Justice for Geoffs Wildlife Sanctuary
Geoff Grewcock is a 72yr old man from Nuneaton who set up a wildlife sanctuary in his back garden over 21yrs ago. He used his life savings to start rescuing sick, injured and abandoned wildlife and has to date saved over 96 thousand birds and animals. About Nuneaton & Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary The sanctuary soon became a registered non-profit charity and a much loved and well used service for all in and around the Warwickshire area. The sanctuary is run by Geoff Grewcock, who works around the clock, 7 days a week and despite his health conditions he never refuses to help wildlife in need. His dedicated team of volunteers work tirelessly alongside him to care for the animals in his sanctuary and this was recognised by being made Best Practice Representatives for the Parliamentary Review in 2020. The sanctuary provides a completely free service to all emergency services and the council and provides educational talks to schools and community groups. Due to this they are a much loved and respected part of the community which is fiancially supported by donations and Geoffs pension. Abatement Notice For 21yrs the sanctuary has operated with no issues being made by the residents close to the sanctuary. By anyone in fact. However, this all changed when a new arrival in the street reported the smell of animals from the sanctuary. The council have sinced issued an Abatement Notice against Geoff for the nuisance of 'Animal Odours'. Not site cleanliness, not feaces or urine, but an animals odour. We feel that expecting a wildlife sanctuary to stop animals in its care smelling of natural animal odour is completely unachievable and is nothing short of an attempt to cease operation. We are appealing in court, but need your support. Threat of financial ruin and subsequent closure of charity According to the conditions set out by Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council, if Geoff does not abate the smell of 'Animal Odour' and prohibit it from occuring again he could be hit with a fine of up to £20,000 which will ultimately close the charity. As this notice has been served indefinately, if we lose, Geoff and his volunteers face living with the constant threat of action by the council which could result in Nuneatons losing its wildlife sanctuary. If we win, we can carry on with our passion - saving wildlife and releasing them back into their natural habitat. Please sign our petition against the issue of this order. Lets stand up for small, independant charities. Thank you for your time in reading this. Nuneaton & Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary.
Animal funding for welfare organizations being taken off the Lottery List
Animal Welfare should not be stripped of funding opportunities Statement by Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith The National Lotteries Commission (NLC) has chosen to exclude animal welfare as a priority for funding in 2022/2023 – a decision that will devastate the animal welfare sector and the hundreds of animals they work to protect and rehabilitate. I am aware that the animal welfare organisations in South Africa already carry a very heavy load on behalf of government as they receive extremely limited funding and rely almost entirely on donations and the kind support of the public. While the City of Cape Town has contributed just over R13 million over the last two years, we realise that this is a fraction of what the sector needs to not only survive, but be able to respond meaningfully to the increasing challenges presented to animal welfare. Read more: https://bit.ly/3CGCamD #CTNews
Petition to UK Parliament
Stop UK Govt Return To Animal Testing
In 1998 animal testing for cosmetics was stopped in the UK, making the UK a global leader on this issue. The UK Government is reconsidering its position following a ruling in Europe, which insists that some ingredients need to be tested on animals to ensure it is safe. We must stop this from becoming a return to animal testing. I am an independent consultant with The Body Shop At Home, part of The Body Shop International who has been campaigning on this issue since 1989, alongside Cruelty-Free International we are campaigning for Cruelty Testing Globally. This was an issue close to Dame Anita Roddick’s heart, we must take this up on her behalf. The UK has been a leader on this issue and to retract its position sends a harmful message to the world and damages the campaign enormously. Please sign this position and let the UK Government know that we do not want a return to animal testing and we need to remain strong on this issue.
Petition to Narendra Modi
Provide better medical infrastructure for animals in distress in India
Animals in India need better health care facilities. The government should focus on bringing up more treatment centres, shelters and ABC centres. The population of strays need to be brought under control. Wildlife should have better treatment and rehabilitation centres. Animals in India suffer a lot across cities and villages. The stray animals often die of diseases due to lack of medical care. Few cities have some really passionate and dedicated NGOs. However many small cities of them still lack treatment centres. This is an appeal to the government to come up with more treatment centres for large and small animals. There should be shelters built up for disabled animals. Wild animals need to be given special medical care and there should be special rehabilitation centres built for them. Please sign and share this petition to get more help for Animals in distress.
Make the act of killing/injuring a dog by way of Road Traffic incident a criminal offence
At present the law requires a person to report a road traffic collision, whereby the vehicle has come into contact with a dog, to the police pursuant to The Road Traffic Act 1988. However, the law does not currently contain any provisions, in which the driver is held liable for the injury or death of the dog. With over 12 million dogs kept as pets in the UK and most categorizing their beloved animal/s as family, rather than a pet, this potential loss is heartbreaking for owners. The purpose of this petition is to place the onus on to the driver and ensure they take accountability for the incident. This petition will call for a change in the law to ensure that causing injury/death to a dog is a criminal offence and update the Road Traffic Act 1988, to reflect this. This is turn will hopefully make road users more considerate towards animals and hold careless drivers accountable for their actions.
Petition to All Of Us.
A day to recognize all the animals that have suffered or died for human research.
I want to suggest we commemorate "Laika Day" on 3 November every year, the anniversary of the day, in 1957, when the dog Laika was launched into space in Sputnik 2, in remembrance of all the animals who have suffered or died in the cause of human research. Animals have played a role in many areas of research that have eased the suffering and saved millions of people. We should not turn away from the part they have played in the betterment of our lives. Having a day when we remember how we have used - and continue to use - animals for our own ends might help us think more carefully about how we treat all creatures great and small that are not humans. Please share this petition with others whom you think might want to support Laika. In reporting Laika's story Wikipedia states: "Laika was a Soviet space dog who was one of the first animals in space and the first to orbit the Earth. A stray mongrel from the streets of Moscow, she flew aboard the Sputnik 2 spacecraft, launched into low orbit on 3 November 1957. As the technology to de-orbit had not yet been developed, Laika's survival was never expected. She died of overheating hours into the flight, on the craft's fourth orbit." "During launch acceleration, Laika's respiration increased by 3-4 times and her heart rate increased to 240 beats/min over pre-launch rates. After three hours of weightlessness, her pulse settled back to 102 beats/min, three times longer than her recovery had taken during earlier ground tests, an indication of the stress she was under. At this time, telemetry indicated that Laika was agitated but eating her food. However, after 5-7 hours into the flight, no further signs of life were received from the spacecraft." Laika was involved in the Soviet space program, although the flight of Sputnik II was driven as much by propaganda (to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Russian October Revolution) as by research into the possibility of manned space flight, which makes her death even harder to justify, or comprehend. Of one thing I am certain: She would not have chosen to die. All I hope is that she trusted her handlers, and she went into that claustrophobic capsule on top of the massive Sputnik II booster as a well-prepared and brave little dog. Of course, she is only one of countless animals who have been part of the history of scientific research, very many of whom will likely never be known or recognized for the part they played. Laika can become a symbol for them all, and offer us a day to reflect on our place in the world, how much we owe, and the care we should give to all the other creatures we share the planet with.
Petition to Namibian Veterinary Council
Embrace Compassion: A Movement for Animal Respect
This online petition is in response to the incident involving C Brand and the Veterinary Clinic. According to Brand's sworn affidavit, he brought his Labrador, Chrissie, to the clinic's pet salon for a haircut. However, when he returned to collect Chrissie, he found his dog in a weakened state and unable to walk properly. The veterinarian at the clinic claimed that Chrissie had suffered a heart attack. Brand suspects that Chrissie was sedated without his consent and believes that the clinic is hiding something. He is calling for a thorough investigation by the Namibian Veterinary Council to hold the clinic accountable for any wrongdoing or negligence. Research on the sedation used on Chrissie reveals key points about the potential side effects. The sedatives used, such as Dormitor and Medetomidine, can cause bradycardia, hypotension, respiratory depression, hypothermia, vomiting, and drowsiness in dogs. Overdose of these medications can lead to cardiovascular system effects, respiratory depression, excess sedation, and even death. Additionally, Butorphanol, an opioid medication, can cause sedation, respiratory depression, vomiting, and confusion. Overdose of Butorphanol can result in respiratory depression, loss of coordination, seizures, and coma. Further evidence suggests malpractice violations and abuse in Chrissie's case. There are suspicions that Chrissie was sedated without consent, based on similar incidents with other dogs at the clinic. The clinic's seasonal influx of pets requiring grooming services may have led to a strain on their resources and the use of sedation as a solution to manage overbooking. There are also discrepancies in the clinic's communication and statements made by the veterinarian regarding Chrissie's condition. CCTV footage shows individuals with syringes in the grooming room, suggesting the possibility of sedation taking place unseen. It is important to thoroughly investigate this matter and hold the Veterinary Clinic accountable for any wrongdoing or negligence. The use of sedation without consent and potential misuse of medications can have serious consequences for animals. The Namibian Veterinary Council should conduct a proper investigation to ensure the safety and well-being of pets in the care of this clinic.