Petition to Roseanna Cunningham, Jo O'Hara, Nicola Sturgeon
Save the Scottish wildcat by protecting Clashindarroch Forest!
The Scottish Wildcat is one of the rarest animals in the world; there are only 35 of them left on earth. A third of them live in the publicly owned Clashindarroch Forest in the Scottish Highlands, but they are in danger from logging by the Scottish Government’s Forestry Commission Scotland. If this doesn’t stop immediately, the wildcat will become extinct. I’ve always loved cats, and these wildcats - often dubbed the ‘Tigers of the Highlands’ - are particularly special to me. I'm a filmmaker and got to really know about them 12 years ago filming them for a wildlife documentary. Learning they were truly on the verge of extinction I knew I had to act and, with some expert help, I set up a project to protect and conserve them called Wildcat Haven. But now I need your help to keep them alive. Wildcat Haven have found 13 wildcats in this forest. It is their last and only known major stronghold and breeding site. But logging is taking place in the middle of kitten season, disturbing wildcat mothers, which could make them abandon or even eat their young. The logging will tear the wildcat population apart, and threaten many other rare animals that live in the forest alongside them. Please sign our petition urgently calling on the Scottish Government to immediately halt the logging and exploitation of Clashindarroch Forest to ensure the iconic Scottish wildcat survives. You can stay up to date on this campaign and the organisation that discovered these wildcats and wants to protect them, Wildcat Haven, at WildcatHaven.com and also on facebook.com/ScottishWildcatHaven
Petition to Pope Francis, Cardinal Eamon Martin, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin
Pope Francis: Ask Ireland’s government to ban blood sports!
On August 25th/26th, Pope Francis will visit Ireland. Acknowledging that he took the name of Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment, this petition appeals to him to intervene during his visit with Irish government officials 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 officials who will meet him later this month.
Petition to Paul Pomroy, Victoria Hudson, Emily Somers, Duncan Cruttenden, Jason Clark, Keith Kenny, Katie Parker, Peter Garbutt
McDonald's: End Chicken Cruelty
McDonald's is a global giant, but when it comes to the treatment of chickens raised for its menu items, McDonald’s is lagging behind. Please join us in asking McDonald’s to stop using chickens who are bred to suffer. Chickens on factory farms are bred to grow so big, so fast, that they often collapse under their own weight. Many live in constant pain, and they are vulnerable to broken legs and heart attacks. These smart and social birds spend their entire lives in crowded sheds. McDonald’s had the chance to do better for chickens in their latest animal welfare policy. They chose not to. The policy published by McDonald's is inadequate and fails to address a number of key welfare concerns. Please sign this petition to tell McDonald’s that we don’t need empty promises. We need real change. The treatment received by animals raised for food is deeply saddening, but there is hope. Big companies have the power to do the right thing and change things for the better. We can create a kinder, more compassionate world if we raise our voices together. That’s why we are asking McDonald’s to step up, for the millions of living beings who are suffering right now. If you agree that McDonald’s should lead the way and do better for chickens, please sign and share the petition today, and don't forget to opt-in to receive updates and join the fight.
Petition to chinese govenment
Stop the yulin dog meat eating festival!
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.
Petition to The South African President and Government, Cyril Ramaphosa, Edna Molewa
Poachers of endangered wildlife to face death penalty in South Africa
South Africa is dealing with rhino poaching at a catastrophic level. The current prison sentences or fines are insufficient deterrents. Poaching is getting worse. Therefore we request that the South African President and the South African Government takes a stand in an effort to conserve endangered wildlife population in South Africa and pass a new law. Poachers need to face capital punishment. The public are furious and tired of this needless high level poaching of Rhino, which is almost certainly linked with lucrative organised crime, and we the public are calling for the death sentence as a deterrent. With approximately only 30,000 rhinos left worldwide, it is necessary to act now before rhino and other endangered animals become extinct. Thank you for being a voice for the rhinos. Every signature counts. Please feel free to share.
Petition to Chris Oliver
End Shark Tournaments
Due to campaigning by Blue Planet Society, almost all major corporate sponsors of USA shark tournaments have withdrawn their support from these competitive shark-killing events. We are now calling on NOAA Fisheries to stop the killing of IUCN Red List threatened species such as mako and thresher sharks at shark tournaments and rodeos in the USA. Our ultimate objective is to end shark tournaments completely. Further reading: http://blueplanetsociety.org/2018/06/shark-tournament-corporate-sponsorship-collapses/ http://blueplanetsociety.org/2017/07/sponsoring-the-killing-of-sharks/ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jul/19/atlantic-shark-hunting-tournaments-endangered-species http://blueplanetsociety.org/2016/07/sponsorship-that-kills/
Petition to Cheltenham Borough Council
Make Cheltenham street markets 'fur free'
We the undersigned petition Cheltenham Borough Council to ratify an official Animal Welfare Charter and (by means including revisions to the licencing policy for example) introduce and enforce the official Fur Free Markets policy as follows: Cheltenham Borough Council recognises that the United Kingdom has banned the farming of animals for their fur on ethical grounds since 2000 and the use of one of the most common traps used to catch animals for their fur has also been banned for many years. Recognising that real fur is cruel and unnecessary, Cheltenham Borough Council prohibits the selling of products containing real animal fur on council owned land, council run markets or council leased markets (including seasonal and Christmas markets). All products wholly or partially made with real fur are covered by this ban and include for example; fur coats, vintage fur, fur shawls, garments with fur trim, fur pompom hats, and fur accessories and trinkets. Further to this, Cheltenham Borough Council will not use real fur on robes and other items relating to Council official garments.
Petition to Pleasure Beach, Great Yarmouth
Pleasure Beach - Stop Giving Goldfish As Prizes!
We recently learned that Pleasure Beach in Great Yarmouth are still participating in the incredibly cruel, outdated practice of giving away goldfish as prizes. Goldfish are living, sentient beings, not inanimate commodities that we can barter with. These fish will commonly end up in the hands of incompetent, irresponsible "owners" who will not take proper care of them, which will inevitably lead to them dying as a result. Please sign and share this petition to make them aware that public opinion is strongly against this, and to urge them to stop allowing goldfish to be given away as prizes with immediate effect.