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Petition to The ASA

Humane Slaughter Association, remove the word 'Humane' from your title.

I want the 'Humane Slaughter Association' to remove the word 'Humane' from their title as there is no such thing as humane slaughter. They are portraying themselves with a paradoxical name and are perpetuating a lie that convinces people that killing can be done in a kind or non violent way which it cannot. If the definition of humane can no longer legally apply to dairy farming according to the ASA, then surely it cannot apply to killing a healthy sentient being who wants to live? From the 'Humane Slaughter Association' website: "It is the only UK charity concerned exclusively in promoting the humane treatment of all food animals worldwide, including cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry, fish and minority species such as deer, in markets, during transport, at slaughter." Here are some dictionary definitions of the word 'slaughter': Oxford Dictionary:slaughter - VERBKill (people or animals) in a cruel or violent way, typically in large numbers.‘innocent civilians are being slaughtered’Example - informal Defeat (an opponent) thoroughly. Collins Dictionary:the savage killing of a person the indiscriminate or brutal killing of large numbers of people, as in war; massacreto kill in a brutal mannerto kill indiscriminately or in large numbersto defeat resoundingly Cambridge Dictionary:the killing of many people cruelly and unfairly, especially in a war:Hardly anyone in the town escaped the slaughter when the rebels were cruelly and unfairly kill a lot of people:Thousands of people were slaughtered in the civil war. Here are some dictionary definitions of the word 'humane': Oxford Dictionary:'humane' - AdjectiveHaving or showing compassion or benevolence.Synonyms: compassionate, kind, kindly, kind-hearted, considerate, understanding, sympathetic, tolerant, civilized, good, good-natured, gentle;Formal: (of a branch of learning) intended to have a civilizing effect on people."the humane education of literary study" Cambridge Dictionary:Showing kindness, care, and sympathy towards others, especially those who are suffering.  Collins Dictionary:Humane people act in a kind, sympathetic way towards other people and animals, and try to do them as little harm as possible.In the mid-nineteenth century, Dorothea Dix began to campaign for humane treatment of the mentally ill.Humane values and societies encourage people to act in a kind and sympathetic way towards others, even towards people they do not agree with or like.Having what are considered the best qualities of human beings; kind, tender, merciful, sympathetic, civilizing; humanizing  Here are some examples of paradoxical statements like 'Humane Slaughter Association': •         You can save money by spending it.•         I know one thing; that I know nothing.•         Deep down, you're really shallow.•         “Men work together whether they work together or apart.” - Robert Frost•         "What a pity that youth must be wasted on the young." - George Bernard Shaw•         "I can resist anything but temptation." - Oscar Wilde Please sign this petition to show your support. If the ASA are unable to help in this matter I will find a governing body who will.    

Hannah Morris
575 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Malcolm Turnbull

Abolish Dolphin Captivity in Australia: Sea World and Coffs Harbour

Please sign and SHARE with friends to reach 100,000 signatures! Dolphins are still kept in captivity in two places in Australia- Dolphin Marine Magic in Coffs Harbour and Sea world in Queensland. Dolphins can travel 160km in the ocean a day and dive up to 45m, an impossible thing to do if contained in captivity. This unnatural, cruel environment is absolutely detrimental to the health and safety of Dolphins. Often, they are starved to perform tricks, stops them from using echolocation to its full extent and suffer anxiety from the confinement. Dolphins have been filmed banging their tails against the sides of their pools in attempt to either escape or commit suicide. This petition MUST succeed. Any tank or enclosed pool is too cramped for a wild animal.  Dolphins are not meant to be trained for human entertainment while suffering in tiny, highly unnatural/chlorinated pools. This issue MUST be solved if Australia is truly an example of animal protection and welfare. We request the abolishment of dolphin captivity in Australia if the dolphin is being kept in an artificial pool, being trained to do tricks for human entertainment, being forced to create an income for Dolphin Marine Magic or Seaworld QLD or has been taken away from its family.  Large Salt water rehabilitation pools are needed if the dolphin is under health threat with immediate release once it has been helped. This should be a form of trafficking and should be ILLEGAL due to its inhumane properties.

Jasmine McManus
16,560 supporters