Topic

animal rights

120 petitions

Started 2 days ago

Petition to Ministry of Tourism, Indonesia, Managers , Gili Islands

End horse abuse on Gili Islands

The Gili Islands in Indonesia (between Lombok and Bali) is a place of severe animal abuse. And it needs to stop. Small ponies buckling beneath the weight of carts crammed full of passengers, luggage, shipped goods, industrial materials, etc., all day under the scorching sun. Malnourished, exhausted, whipped, no breaks.. Trudging up and down rough, bumpy, unsafe roads without shoes. Some of them foaming at the mouth from dehydration.. Some of them collapsing dead in the middle of a run. It is torture. Unequivocally. There are over 500 ponies across these three small islands, inhumanely trapped and subsequently imprisoned in this slave labour life. We have the power to end this abuse. If we stop fuelling their business (allowing them to make money off of this torture), and make it known why, they will be forced to change it. Tourism runs on money alone, it is their only concern - so let's send a message to the pony cart business, as well as all other businesses that are in partnership with them, that they will NOT make money until they adopt humane practices. Sign this petition. Write to Indonesia's Ministry of Tourism: (http://www.indonesia.travel/gb/en/contact. And boycott these islands. (If you must visit, please be prepared to walk or bicycle your way around - the islands are very small and very manageable without exploiting these ponies.) At the very least, let's spread the word.  Abuse happens when we all collectively let it. Change happens when we all collectively stand up to it. Please do your part. If this gets enough attention it will be impossible to ignore. Let's make a difference. I so appreciate your help.   Pledge (words taken from the previous petition by http://www.horseswithoutcarriages.org/contact.shtml):"We, the undersigned, ask those who represent these interests to take the advice of this petition and shut the horse carriage industry down and replace it with a more humane practice [bicycles, Tuk Tuks, etc.] ... Tourists DO NOT want to see theses ponies suffering. As potential tourists we take the pledge not to visit the Gili Islands or Indonesia until this issue is resolved in favor of the horses and will tell others to do the same.  There are many more humane vacation spots in the world that will get our business."

Kristy Fielding
8 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Michael Medline, Thrifty Foods

Eliminate live lobster tanks from your local Grocery stores!

This petition calls on major grocery chains including Sobeys Inc and those within its management (Thrifty Foods and Price Chopper) to end the use of live lobster tanks in stores across Canada.  Studies show that lobsters have more complex emotions/behaviours and awareness than first thought. The fact that they are solitary creatures and forced into tanks with dozens of other lobsters is stressful and unethical. These tanks have been around since my childhood, and thus have been normalized, but, when you think about it - a) we take these solitary creatures out of their natural environment, b) transport them for long periods of time, and c) store them in crowded tanks in stores for ‘a month or longer’ to then be boiled alive (staff are not allowed to ‘kill’ them before boiling them, and despite popular belief, they do not die immediately.) I understand that eliminating live lobster tanks is not a small undertaking but, it is possible! John Mackey, the reputable CEO of Whole Foods, a 16-billion dollar grocery store, immediately ceased selling live lobsters in-store, after a 7-month internal investigation, given that their findings did not satisfy their requirements for the ethical treatment of these crustaceans. They now will only sell frozen raw and cooked products from suppliers with strict guidelines for the humane treatment of lobster. At this time, their main supplier is Clearwater seafood out of Nova Scotia!  To be clear, the goal here is not to eliminate jobs or to reduce lobster fishing, as I know many families rely on this source of income, simply to fine tune the process to effectively reduce unnecessary animal suffering.  We are the dominant species, we have a responsibility to all other creatures, including lobsters! I have begun conversations with Sobeys’ sustainable team and, in an effort to show public support in this endeavour, I am asking that you:  1) Please sign and forward this petition to as many people as you can or 2) Contact your local grocery store manager 3) email jacquelin.corrado@sobeys.com to respectfully convey your request and/or 4) Express your concerns on site when shopping. Thank you for your support! 

Andrea Mcanany
19,208 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to The Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia, British Columbia Housing Minister, British Columbia Attorney General

End “No Pets” Policies in British Columbia

Amidst an unprecedented affordable housing crisis and historically low vacancy rates across British Columbia, affordable pet-friendly housing is in dramatically short supply and existing units are quickly disappearing. An estimated 75-97% of rentals have 'no pets' policies in place, putting families with pets at an unfair disadvantage to secure housing. Stratas often enact unreasonable pet restrictions, limiting the choice and personal freedoms of homeowners. In 2016, the BC SPCA alone took in 1,774 companion animals due to the lack of pet-friendly housing, a number which has risen steadily each year since they started keeping record in 2012.  'No pets' policies are based on the widespread misperception that pets are likely to cause excessive damages, which has been shown by peer-reviewed studies to be a fallacy. The fact is tenants without pets incur virtually the same amount of damages on average, and any pet-friendly landlord can attest that the benefits of providing pet-friendly housing outweigh the risks.  Our proposal follows the legal precedent set in Ontario, which removed the pet restrictions clause from their Residential Tenancies Act in 1990, and has enjoyed a greater abundance of pet-friendly, family-friendly housing for 27 years. Your petitioners respectfully request that the Honourable House introduce and pass a motion urging the government to repeal and replace Sections 18 (1) (2) and (3) of the Residential Tenancy Act, S.B.C. 2002, c.78, Sections 18 (1) and (2) of the Manufactured Home Park Tenancy Act, S.B.C. 2002, c.77, Section 123 (1) of the Strata Property Act, S.B.C. 1998, c. 43, and repeal Section 3(4) of the Schedule of Standard Bylaws in the Strata Property Act, S.B.C. 1998, c. 43, to allow tenants of all of these types of properties to keep pets in their homes.

Pets OK BC
73,288 supporters