Petition to Daryl Hitzman, allan sutherland, Mark Ryan, Annastacia Palaszczuk, Jacklyn (Jackie) Trad, Mark Furner, Yvette D'Ath, Stirling Hinchliff, Coralee O’Rourke, Deborah (Deb) Frecklington, Timothy (Tim) Mander, Dale Last, Rosslyn (Ros) Bates, Andrew Powell, Dr Steven Miles
Save Hank from being euthanized by Moreton Bay Regional Council
See more on Hank's story (in more details!) and what else you can do to support him at: https://savehanktheneomastiff.com/ or his Supporters Page on FacebookReplay live video from the recent Walk for Hank on 13 January 2018 to hear from Hank's owners and the initial Investigating Officer who continues to support and advocate for Hank's release to this day. Hank's Story, the Injustice and His Suffering A person (child) was injured after an accident involving Hank, the Neo Mastiff. All witnesses, including the child's mother agreed it was an accident. Whether anybody thought that the injury was deliberate or not, Hank the dog was processed under the guidelines of the AMCDA 2008 Qld and was declared dangerous. Photos and medical reports were made available to Moreton Bay Regional Council (MBRC) at that time for the investigation and this was used when forming their decision that declaring him regulated was sufficient to manage community risk. Hank’s owners complied with the conditions attached to that declaration, confirmed by Moreton Bay Regional Council on multiple occasions, with all the regulations provided for a regulated dog. Except for his desexing, because of confusion over the dates that was required to occur, full compliance was maintained and confirmed as successful by Council over a number of months. Whilst the declaration and appeals process was occurring, the mother of the child was happy for her daughter, and herself, to visit on many occasions after the incident and with many more witnesses too...all with Hank present. It wasn’t until after a fall out with Hank's family and the rest of the neighbourhood that the mother went to a local state politician who contacted two Councillors and attempted to contact the Mayor and following that, the dog was seized and a destruction order issued. His seizure and destruction order (May 2017) occurred many months after the accident (October 2016), long after Hank's conditions were authorised and compliance with those conditions, confirmed. Another fact that also remains is that MBRC were willing to put an offer on the table during mediation to have the dog returned home in December 2017, after Hank had been incarcerated for 7 months at that stage. That offer was withdrawn at the last moment by Council, just before signing off, when Council notified the mother who was very vocal about her dissatisfaction. Due to an interference of local state politicians to change a local government decision from dangerous dog to a destruction order in a case of double jeopardy which is an abuse of power and an abuse of process. Killing a dog for failure to desex when the due date was of so much confusion even to their own Compliance department, to hide the real political influence that caused this interference of process, is unacceptable to the public and is not conducive to protecting a community generally. What Hank's Family Are Asking Local Councillors of Moreton Bay Regional Council and other external parties caused Hank's permit to be unfairly revoked. Hank's family are now asking for Members of Parliament to step in and reinstate Hank's approved conditions, his release and especially urgent and immediate access to adequate medical care and housing. Specifically: Immediate access and contact to Hank by their vet to independently assess his current condition and provide all necessary treatment without interference or restriction; and Immediate relaxation of the unreasonable visiting hour limitations in place for Hank's family to include access on weekends, and as frequently as they are able to attend; and The reinstatement urgently of the original conditions as allowed and approved prior to Hank's seizure on 23 May 2017, allowing him to promptly and without unnecessary delay to return home; and Furthermore, the requirement for Moreton Bay Regional Council to commit to a review of their internal processes and policies in relation its staff and representatives’ training, compliance and administration of the AM Act. And, to further review accordingly any associated Local Laws, in conjunction with consultation of the local Community and respective animal welfare bodies which is an issue relevant to all pet owners. Please do not waste a moment in supporting HankTo assist, please urgently: Sign the Petition here on Change.org.au Like the Facebook Page to follow updates at Save Hank the Neo Mastiff (watch the videos there from the Walk for Hank from 13/1/18 attended by Hank's family, also supported by the attendance of the original Investigating Officer) Donate via the GoFundMe page or for bank details for direct deposit, go here. Follow the Instagram page for Hank's supporters @savehanktheneomastiff Follow on Twitter and tweet your support! Share Hank’s story with other community groups, friends and family who ma also wish to join in support. Let’s not allow Hank to waste away and be forgotten but instead be his voice and the voice for other innocents.
Petition to Australian govermment
Animal Testing In Cosmetics Should Be Illegal
An estimated 27,000 different animals are being tested on each year for cosmetics. This includes mice, rats and rabbits and it causes them pain,distress and sometimes death. There are 20,000 legal chemical ingredients available to the makers of cosmetics products that are considered to be safe. There is no excuse for these animals to suffer.
Petition to Dr Sarah Kahn, Animal Welfare Director
Ban the use of choke prong and shock collars on animals in Western Australia.
"Prong and shock collars are often used as a training method by means of inflicting pain on an animal, predominantly a dog to modify its behaviour. The collars can cause serious physical injuries, especially when misused, such as puncture wounds, burns, (as photographed) sprained necks, oesophageal damage, vertebrae damage and even death by strangulation."These dangerous, abusive collars should be banned in Western Australia (NSW, Victoria and SA already have). Selling and using such items condones and contributes to animal abuse and should be added as such under the Animal Welfare Act, which is coming up for review this year. We, as dog lovers and responsible animal owners, ask DFAWA to PLEASE urgently address this issue when reviewing the act as many animals are subjected to cruel and unwarranted pain. Thank you for your support, dogs deserve far better! If we do not speak up for them who will?
Petition to Luke Donnellan, Daniel Andrews, Kerry Thompson, RSPCA VICTORIA
Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages from Victorian Roads
On a hot afternoon in mid-February 2018, Melbourne Australia, locals and visitors were forced to again face just one of the many shocking and cruel realities of what it means to use horses as vehicles for so-called 'entertainment'. Two horses used to pull carriages lay helpless and injured on the side of the road, and a trail of blood was evident. Authorities remain ill-equipped as to how to respond appropriately and yet again the concerned public are unable to get solid information as to the injuries sustained and the current state of these poor horses. This is all due to VicRoads and the State Labor Government failing to act and ban horse-drawn carriages from Victorian roads. In 2018 there remain horses used to pull carriages on the busy roads of Melbourne and surrounds. The risks to human and horse safety have been widely documented by the media and Melbourne Against Horse-Drawn Carriages over 4 years. Incidents of horse and human injury, violent and aggressive operators, breaches of local laws and state road safety laws are commonplace, yet the state government continues to refuse to take action! The situation is so out of control that after the ongoing high volume of complaints (making HDV's the most complained about issue for the City of Melbourne), serious incidents of horse and human injury, and wide public consultation, the City of Melbourne had no other choice but to remove the street-trading permits of the operators effective as of July 1, 2017. The Lord Mayor at the time, Robert Doyle, stating "Horse-drawn vehicles, modern traffic, a busy city, a million people a day — they just don't mix," and admitting the permits introduced several years ago to regulate the industry had been "ineffective". However, it has been made very clear 8 months on that the removal of the street-trading permits was not enough and VicRoads and the State Government needs to step in. In the short time that MAHDC have been campaigning against this trade, the horses, and the public has had to witness or directly experience... - a horse being steered into and smashed in the head by a tram (on at least one occasion that we know of)- spooked horses bolting through the city completely out of control of the drivers- drivers being catapulted, injured and rushed to the hospital- cyclists crashing and being injured due to horses being steered in their direction- horses intentionally used as weapons against cyclists and pedestrians- horses collapsed and injured on the street- the ongoing illegal use of bike lanes forcing cyclists into traffic- the illegal use of mobile phones whilst operating a carriage- skittish horses being punched in the head by operators in attempts to move them from the tram tracks in peak hour- constant illegal u-turns- constant running of red lights- the illegal travel through tram super-stops and now since the street-trading permits and prime position parking zones have been removed - the illegal street-trading and illegal parking of carriage operators all day every day throughout the CBD and surrounds. It couldn't be made clearer that these operators have no intention of abiding by local laws and state road safety laws. Even if they did, this would not address the fact that 1. horses are flight animals and it has been proven no amount of training can ensure horses do not react to the inherent sounds and movements of the modern city and 2. horses being used as vehicles is well and truly out of step with the current and always evolving expectations on the ways in which animals should be treated. The horses' well-being is completely compromised in this industry, making the daily suffering these horses are forced to endure unacceptable to both regular city users and interstate and overseas visitors. Using horses as objects to pull carriages is an archaic and socially unacceptable practice that must come to an end. Under VicRoads law, horses are considered mere vehicles. We the public must demand this law be amended by doing what is needed and banning the use of horses to pull carriages on Victorian roads. Horses deserve to be recognised as the sentient, aware and complex individuals that they are and their well-being and that of the general public be made paramount. Horse-drawn vehicles are an ongoing serious risk to both the horses and the humans around them. These animals and the public should not continue to be put at unnecessary risk while authorities choose to ignore their suffering and the dangers and mayhem they continue to cause (by no choice of their own) in Melbourne's CBD. Simply judging by the high number of incidents in recent years, and what has occurred around the world, a human or horse fatality is only a matter of time. We must pressure the State Government and VicRoads to act now! Melbourne and the world demand these operators stop being treated to be above the law and horse-drawn vehicles be banned from Victorian roads entirely.
Petition to Joy Hentschke
We the undersigned wish to see Streaky Bay Council laws on Volunteer Cat Traps change.
At the moment Volunteer Cat Trapping is welcomed by the District Council of Streaky Bay, as Feral Cats have been always been & continue to be a problem for this town. Unfortunately though, not everyone seems to be doing the right thing as suggested by Council & many Pet Cats are mysteriously disappearing. The Council laws need to be looked at, so that Pet Cats & their owners are protected. Cat trapping needs to be undertaken ONLY by Council Officers, so that it's Feral Cats being caught & euthanised properly, NOT family pets, by Community members hiring a trap to deal with a problem Pet in their area. It is far too easy to trap a neighboring cat & dispose of it, without anyone ever knowing. Many people in Streaky Bay have had Pet Cats mysteriously disappear & some people have stories about how they are fully aware of who disposed of their pet after trapping it in a Volunteer Cat trap (easily available from Council) or from many sites on the internet. We would like The District Council of Streaky Bay of SA to meet & discuss making changes to the hiring of Cat traps to members of the Community within the town. We would like the following changes to be made: Volunteer Cat Trapping to STOP within the inner residential part of Streaky Bay. That descision be made very clear to Community members & a fine put in place for ignoring the new Bi-Law. We require our local Council to protect Pet owners in the Community by making these changes.
Petition to Animal Welfare League Board of Directors
Urgently re-open the Ingleside animal shelter
There is a desperate need for the Ingleside animal shelter to be reopened to provide facilities for stray, lost, abandoned or surrendered animals. Due to its location, the facility also has access to one of the best markets for re-homing and an income stream from boarding. The Animal Welfare League (AWL) NSW recently permanently closed the relatively new million dollar state-of-the-art facility without consultation or transparency to the community who funded it through fundraising and bequests. The land is worth several million dollars and given the costs of the Sydney property market, the opportunity to acquire such an asset in the future will be near impossible. NOTE: Updates will be posted to this Facebook page http://bit.ly/1sVtYZa We the petitioners, hereby petition the Board of the AWL NSW, currently consisting of GLYNIS BOOBYER NARELLE COCKS DAVID HOPE AUDREY MCGEOWN CHRISTINE RICHARDSON SHAWN SKYRING ANNETTE TOMLINSON as follows: To take all necessary steps to re-open the shelter. To publicly explain details of the compliance issues relating to waste water management and building codes which caused the shelter to close down, and why the shelter cannot be reopened. Disclose and make public any proposed sale or redevelopment of the Ingleside shelter site. You can read more about the shelter here http://savingpets.com.au/blog/animal-welfare-league-nsw-ingleside-shelter-closure
Petition to RSPCA
Stop the legal culling of kangaroos
One of Australia's national animals, the kangaroo, has dropped in numbers in recent years due to the legal culling throughout Australia. The kangaroo population is dropping due to the botched slaughtering as well as diseases in NSW alone greys in the state dropped to 3.85 million from 6.33 million, while reds dropped by 1.2 million to 5.13 million in recent years. Animal-rights advocates have stated that the killing is inhumane due to their meat sold for human consumption which may have excessive bacteria regardless of the fact that kangaroo meat is known to be higher in protein than lamb or beef. By signing this petition for the RSPCA we hope to ban or dramatically reduce the legalised culling within Australia.