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animal rights

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Update posted 15 hours ago

Petition to British Poultry Council, Richard Griffiths, Andrew Brodie, Maire Burnett, Daniel Parker, Shradda Kaul

Improve the lives of 1 billion chickens!

1 billion chickens are raised for meat in the UK each year, most of whom live in crowded, filthy sheds and are bred to grow unnaturally fast, suffering debilitating injuries as a result. It's time for The British Poultry Council (BPC), the UK's national trade group representing the poultry meat industry, to back better standards for chickens. Sign this petition to demand change for chickens and don't forget to opt-in to receive updates and join the fight!The BPC states that ‘confidence in British food producers is more important than ever’. With that in mind, the BPC should lead the way and encourage British chicken producers to improve their animal welfare practices. It’s time for the BPC to issue a public statement calling on their members, who make up 90% of the UK’s poultry industry, to move their production from the minimum legal requirements to meet the standards of the Better Chicken Commitment. These progressive welfare standards - supported by The Humane League, Compassion in World Farming, World Animal Protection, RSPCA and Four Paws -  will eliminate the worst health issues, reduce overcrowding, provide a better living environment and end the worst slaughter practices. Chickens deserve change, so sign now to demand change for chickens and don't forget to opt-in to receive updates and join the fight.  

The Humane League UK
51,767 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to ITV PLC

Stop the abusive use of animals in I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here

For as long as the show has run, every year, an abhorrent amount of animals are abused for means of “entertainment”. The RSPCA has said: "animals have been dropped, thrown, handled roughly, crushed, chased, overcrowded, scared by contestants and prevented from escaping from stressful experiences." It is not only us television viewers noticing the archaic animal cruelty on this programme - it’s the RSPCA themselves as well.  Rats are frequently used in trials. They are enclosed in tiny places and are subject to awful conditions; campmates crushing them, hurting them whilst them themselves are in panic, cramped with other insects and in unhygienic conditions etc. Rats can suffer severe health complications as a result of stress; tumours, heart complications, respiratory complications etc. Worst of all, these are NOT wild rats. These are tame rats, rats who will not bite and defend themselves, rats who will cower in fear. In a recent episode of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here 2020, Mo Farah completed a trial where he put his hands, blindly, into holes in the wall to retrieve a star. In one of these were around 4/5 rats. As he put his hand into this tiny hole the rats were showing extreme and explicit signs of stress, with one cowering by a wall. To make it worse, the hole in which they were in was minuscule and in awful condition - rats are extremely susceptible to respiratory illness, meaning this fleeting means of “entertainment” could easily leave them with a fatal illness. Furthermore, 2/3 large pigeons were shoved in another cramped hole in terrible conditions. We need to make this sick producers of this programme realise whether a 12 minute “trial” is worth the wellbeing of these animals.  All animals want to live free from harm. They deserve better than to be used in irresponsible and inhumane stunts in an attempt to boost ratings. This disregard for life also sends a dangerous message to viewers that abusing animals is acceptable and even entertaining. The show has been running for almost two decades now, but its producers are still stuck in their cruel ways – even though people in the UK voice their disgust at the blatant animal abuse shown every year. This is animal abuse. This NEEDS to be stopped. 

Samantha Richards
912 supporters
Update posted 6 days ago

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.

John Fitzgerald
5,335 supporters