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animal rights

159 petitions

Update posted 2 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
17,505 supporters
Started 3 days ago

Petition to Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand, The Wild Animal Rescue Foundation Thailand Foundation of Thailand, World Animal Protection, Animals Asia

Save Mitzu the Bear from Safari Park Open Zoo

  Amongst the horrible animal cruelty happening in the Safari Park Open Zoo in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, a declawed sun bear named Mitzu has been living in a tiny cage at the back of the zoo for more than 10 years of his life.   In an article from The Dodo, a volunteer describes his experience working at the zoo: “This bear was out in the safari zone and it climbed over the metal gate to the tiger zone,” Michael said. “And they told us [the volunteers] it killed another tiger there. Tigers are worth a lot of money in Asia, so I guess that was a big deal. And to minimize that kind of damage again, they declawed that bear.” After removing Mitzu’s claws, the zoo locked him up in a small cage, where he has stayed for more than 10 years. “I’ve spent four years at that zoo, and the whole time, that bear sat in the same spot in the cage,” Michael said. “To me, that is one of the biggest injustices ever. We [the volunteers] argued, ‘If he makes you no money, what’s the point of having this bear?’” Michael stopped working at the zoo in 2017, but he believes that Mitzu continues to live in the same small cage to this day. The Dodo contacted the Safari Park Open Zoo and Camp for comment, but did not receive a reply. Link to full article here: https://www.thedodo.com/in-the-wild/zoo-declaws-tiger-lion-cubs-thailand?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=dodoimpact As we can see the zoo no longer exploits Mitzu for income, so there is no point in the zoo keeping him there under these terrible conditions. We would all love to see this gorgeous bear be moved out of the zoo completely to a sanctuary or at least into better conditions where he could spend the rest of his life the way he deserves. So I am asking everyone and anyone who can to please sign this petition so that we can start helping the animals in this cruel zoo, one by one. 

Liza Matvitska
1,980 supporters
Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to Bart De Wever, Saskia Severens

Help us get our permission back to organize Cubes in Antwerp

The mayor of Antwerp (Belgium), Bart De Wever, has forbidden Anonymous for the Voiceless to organize ‘Cube of Truth’ events in his city. We received an official refusal stating that “Children may not see the shocking footage” and that “It is forbidden to walk around with masks”. We believe that “Children may not see the shocking footage” does not justify the prohibition of our activism for the following reasons: There isn’t a law prohibiting the exposure of graphic footage to children to the best of our knowledge (even if they think or say so). The same or similar footage is regularly being broadcasted on national television. Children on a busy street should always be accompanied by a guardian who then decides whether or not the child is allowed to view the footage. In the event of a child being alone, it is forbidden by AV rules that activists show the footage to the child i.e. consent is always needed from a guardian. Children, like everyone, have the right to know how their food is being produced so they can make informed decisions in their life. We can use disclaimers that warn about the graphic content of the footage if necessary. It is indeed by law forbidden to be unrecognizable in the city of Antwerp, unless you have a permission by the police. We believe we deserve a permission to wear masks because of the following reasons: Activists who are wearing masks are not walking around, but standing still on the same spot. We are peaceful activists, not disturbing the public order in any way. So we have no problem in being observed by the police. Masks attract the attention of passerby and puts the focus on the footage being presented. It is therefore an important part for the effectiveness of our activism. Masks makes the activists in ‘the cube’ anonymous, therefore representing any member of society, giving them the ability to hide their facial expressions and ignore possible verbal abuse from passerby. The masks and the black dress code give our cubes uniformity, thus also making it an act of art. In Brussels, masks are allowed for our activism. Furthermore we regard this prohibition as a violation of our human right of freedom of speech. The right to demonstrate an opinion, especially when it challenges the present system, is a fundamental component of a democratic society. We are willing to make a compromise in our activism and not wear the masks (since we don't consider it to be the main issue) in order for us to promote this message of peace, even though we hope the mayor will reconsider. Please sign this petition and help us get our permission back.

Michiel Peeraer
8,898 supporters