animal rights

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Your few minutes of fun should not be at the cost of people, animals, or the environment. Pet owners dread holidays and occasions that feature fireworks. These events usually send their domestic animals and wild animals into a frenzy or a state of frozen terror or anxiety and not just for a few minutes, but hours or days after that event. Fear of fireworks is a serious health concern for animals. It causes extreme anxiety and discomfort not only for our four-legged companions but also for human family members who feel helpless to ease their pet’s suffering as well as individuals with disabilities, war veterans or those suffering from PTSD. THE PROBLEM WITH FIREWORKS Some studies suggest that 50% of cats & dogs suffer from noise phobia which fireworks will trigger. It also shows that in phobic dogs, plasma cortisol (stress hormone) levels can rise drastically from exposure to just an audio recording of it. Many animals desperately try to get out and even become disorientated when fireworks are set off.  Sometimes they can’t find their way back home again or some hurt themselves trying to get over fences and through palisades. Some wildlife like birds and squirrels can abandon their young in a panic.  Fireworks pollute the air & land! Some birds and fish die when they eat firework debris. Fireworks can cause wildfires which can also lead to suffering and death for animals. The hearing of many animals, especially cats and dogs is more sensitive than it is in humans. Some studies suggest they can hear sounds as much as 5 to 10 times louder than humans. The day and even week after such an event the animal welfare organizations and shelters are flooded with stray and hurt animals. Studies suggest a 30-60% increase in lost pets after such a firework event. THERE ARE ALTERNATIVES like laser or drone light shows etc.  Even if your pet or family seems fine, there are many who aren't.  Please sign this petition to help us #BanFireworks!     

Ancois Van Zyl
46 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Ban Ki-moon (Secretary-General of the United Nations), United Nations Development Program, United Nations

Stop the yulin dog meat eating festival!

The Lychee and Dog Meat Festival, commonly referred to as Yulin Dog Meat Festival, is an annual celebration held in Yulin, Guangxi, China, during the summer solstice in which festival goers eat dog meat and lychees. The festival began in 2009 and spans about ten days during which it is estimated that 10,000–15,000 dogs are consumed. The festival has been criticised by animal welfare and animal rights supporters. The tradition of dog meat consumption began over 4,000 years ago in China. Chinese practitioners of folk medicine believe that dog meat would help ward off the heat felt through the summer months. It wasn't until recent years that the festival in Yulin began. The festival is celebrated annually in Yulin, Guangxi, China, during the summer solstice in June, by eating dog meat and lychees. About 10,000 to 15,000 dogs are consumed during the 10 days of the festival. This number has decreased to 1,000 in 2015. Throughout the 10 days of festivities, dogs are paraded in wooden crates and metal cages and are taken to be skinned and cooked for consumption by festival visitors and local residents Inaugurated 21 June 2009Most recent 21 June 2018Previous event 21 June 2019Next event 21 June 2020 Dogs are very beautiful and loving creatures who deserve to have a good life. Killing them and eating them should be made illegal and people who do this should be jailed for eternity. Animals have equal rights to live as humans do. Its always good to be polite to our animal neighbours . Sign this petition to do your part on stopping the yulin dog meat festival.

mihir eshan
313,351 supporters