animal rights

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Petition to The Hon. Melissa Price MP

Ban the aerial culling of our Australian Heritage Brumbies

On 19 th December 2018 the Australian government implemented a strategy that resulted in an estimated 150 Heritage Brumbies being cruelly shot by alleged marksmen from helicopters against the wishes of 1000s of Australian citizens at the Singleton Army Base.Even after the disastrous massacre at Guy Fawkes National Park which resulted in the ban of this barbaric act the ruling bodies saw fit to allow it to happen once again.The mob of wild horses were pushed away from public eye and massacred in 4 hours of bloodshed wiping out a bloodline that had been present on the land long before the base.Heavily pregnant mares and young foals many of whom would have been trampled under the feet of the mob were herded up only to die or be wounded in a hail of gunfire.It is impossible to guarantee instant death in such circumstances and yet this was seen as a humane and only viable option.These horses were not starving or sick. Just inconvenient to the Australian authorities .This has got to stop now before a precedence is set allowing this to reoccur under the banner of management thus allowing the government to render the Heritage Brumbies an extinct species in the wild.Please find the time to show those in a position of power to prevent such inhumane cruelty that the Australian people want their iconic symbol of freedom the Heritage Brumby to remain free to roam the outback of Australia without fear of persecution.

Joanne McMillan
13,426 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

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 or better yet (Trap, Neuter, Release)..... 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 substantial fine put in place for ignoring the new Bi-Law. We require our local Council (District Council of Streaky Bay), to protect Pet owners in the Community by making these changes.    

Berlinda Brumfield
5,218 supporters