Petition to Jacinda Ardern, James Shaw, Mark Mitchell
Save our animals, let's ban plastic bags in New Zealand
Currently, one New Zealander uses an estimated average of 6.75 bags a week. That's 351 bags a year per New Zealander. This is enough plastic to carpet a double garage 1.6 times. New Zealanders only use plastic bags for a minimal 10-15 minutes, whereas it takes up to 1000 years for a plastic bag to decompose in a landfill. Countries such as China, Italy, France and The Netherlands have already made a stop to the use of plastic bags. New Zealand currently has no law that bans plastic bags. This law legalising plastic bags must be changed due to the overuse of plastic in our country. This is an issue because plastic waste is one of the many types of waste that takes an incredibly long time to decompose (up to 1000 years to be exact). This is a big issue when it comes to New Zealand as we are known for being clean and environmentally friendly. However, the large amount of plastic used in our country indicates that our country will not always hold this positive reputation. Plastic bags are not only bad for the land but also for the wildlife. By getting rid of plastic, our environment will become cleaner and our animals will have a higher chance of survival. By signing this petition, you will be showing that you also believe that New Zealand should put an end to plastic bags. (All signatures will remain anonymous).
Petition to Johnson & Johnson, panadol , Australian Medical Association, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
save their lives, stop animal testing on medicine!
Animals shouldn't be treated this way to satisfy our results, they're vulnerable, unprotected under the needles. There's are so many alternative ways of testing medical products, they're more accurate, affordable and environmental friendly such as vitro methods. We believe animals are not born to be tested in laboratories with unknown disease they already had. Let's make a change not only for the animals but US! Save more lives.
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 Gladys Berejiklian
Ban the 'no pets' clause in NSW tenancy agreements
It's time to ban the 'no pets' clause in tenancy agreements. Too many families are forced to depart with their loved and adored pets/family members due to pet unfriendly landlords. These pets are almost always given up and placed into kennels, causing crowding and unnecessary euthanasia. These numbers are only growing. We were unable to find a home for years, and were forced to stay with many different friends over the years due to the utter lack of 'pet friendly' homes and unkind landlords, I know many people who have faced the same struggle. The RSPCA and Tenants Union of NSW have already begun to challenge the 'no pets' clause. This discrimination should not be tolerated, and a ban on the clause is well over-due. Renters should be able to own a pet without having to ask for permission from their landlord. Keeping a pet is the individual's choice. As an adult, you should not need to seek permission for this. Keeping a pet is generally less damaging to property than having a child, it's time for change.
Petition to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Animal lovers and wildlife rescuers, Animal ACTion Network, RSPCA, RSPCA Australia, International Animal Rescue, Animal Planet, World Wildlife Fund, United Nations
Say NO to DOG SEXUAL ABUSE. It's NEVER ok to fondle private parts of dogs or any animal.
I have an adorable Maltese Terrier named Snowy, he is faithful, barks hello after a trip down the driveway whenever I collect mail, loves playing and is such an innocent creature. The best thing I love about my Maltese Terrier is the way he walks to his toy basket and brings his chosen toy in his mouth, lays it at my feet with his tail wagging, hoping for me to play with him. His big brown eyes always melts my heart with love and he usually gets his play wish. Such purity, such adorable innocence. Unfortunately, I'm shocked that not all people value the innocence of 'Man's Best Friend'. Sadly, there's a 'Child friendly' movie called "Show Dogs", I've discovered that this movie shows a police dog private parts being 'fondled' by his owner to prepare him for the judge of the dog show to 'fondle' his privates. … SHOCKING, isn't it? I wouldn't let anyone fondle my dog's private parts let alone a stranger!! Since when is it ok to deliver messages in a movie form that sexually harassing a dog is ok? What's even worse is this movie is targeting children, teaching them subliminal message that sexually harassing animals is no big deal. I'm creating this petition because I think from the depths of my heart that our beautiful, innocent dogs or any animals must never experience such behaviour of this kind and that we as a human race must never encourage harassing behaviour just for 'entertainment' sake. I don't want my child to watch this movie because I don't want her getting any 'ideas'. I don't want animal cruelty in any shape or form being seen as 'fantastic', or '... keeping it together under pressure', as some articles say. DOGS MUST NEVER BE PUT UNDER SUCH PRESSURE!! This is the last thing we need in our planet. If you feel the same way as I do, and want to put a stop to this movie being released in July 2018 here in Australia. I encourage you to share this to as many people you think share our mindset and together we can protect our precious pets. I'm also hoping that animal rights activists will stand with me and for the sake of our pets, not allow this movie to be aired in their cities and nations. Sexually harassing animals must never be taken lightly and if our pets could talk, I'm confident they'd agree with us … and probably bite the hand of their harasser.
Petition to Carmelo Pesce
Have off leash times at Tonkin oval In Cronulla
There are simply not enough off leash dog areas in the south of Sydney. Creating off leash times at Tonkin Oval Cronulla will give residents a much needed area to exercise their dogs off leash. The area is well fenced, has bins available and is not used in the early mornings and at other times like some weekend days, times differ throughout the year. Setting an off leash time when there is no organised sport would not affect anyone who currently uses the cricket oval for sporting activities.
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 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.