Petition to Santa Anita Park, Stronach Group
Santa Anita: Stop killing racehorses
This year 41 racehorses, including former Breeders’ Cup winner Battle of Midway, have died at California’s world-famous Santa Anita Park. And the number of horses dying goes up every few days. Still, what’s happening there is no anomaly. Over the past 11 years, Santa Anita has averaged 50 dead racehorses annually; every 12-month period but one (when “only” 37 died) saw at least 40 corpses. What’s more, Santa Anita can’t even claim it’s heading in the right direction as two of the three worst years were ‘15-’16 and ‘16-’17. Sign and share today to urge Santa Anita to stop the senseless death of racehorses by closing down its track. Nationally, through our seminal FOIA reporting, Horseracing Wrongs has documented over 5,000 confirmed kills on U.S. tracks just since 2014; we estimate that over 2,000 horses are killed racing or training across America every year. Over 2,000. Imagine that. But there's more: Each year, hundreds more die back in their stalls from things like colic and laminitis, or are simply "found dead" in the morning. And perhaps worst of all, the vast majority of has-been (or never-were) equine "athletes" are brutally and violently bled-out and butchered at Canadian and Mexican slaughterhouses - some 12,000-15,000 Thoroughbreds alone each year. In short, the American horseracing industry is engaged in wholesale carnage - not hyperbole, carnage. “Horseracing is animal exploitation. Horseracing is animal cruelty. Horseracing kills horses. And for nothing more than $2 bets, idle entertainment. We live in 21st Century America; we can - and should - be better than this.” - Patrick Battuello, Founder/President, Horseracing Wrongs More horses will die if Santa Anita is not closed down. Sign today to tell the owners to save lives by immediately shutting down the track.
Petition to Sheriff Grady Judd, Polk County Florida Animal Control
Unjust Practices and Hearings Conducted by The Polk County Animal Control
Our dog has been deemed dangerous on the basis of a complaint by our neighbor, who used to work at Polk County Animal Control and knows how to pull strings. We had stacks of evidence to present, but we weren't allowed to present a thing. Help us demand a fair process to assess our beloved dog Allie! On August 22 2019, Polk County Animal Control officers as well as Polk County Sheriff's Officers responded to my home after a neighbor called to report my dog Allie. The neighbor filed a dangerous dog complaint against us even though Allie did not bite anyone. The charge on the affidavit was that when unprovoked, Allie chased or approached a person upon the streets, sidewalks, or any public grounds in a menacing fashion or apparent attitude of attack. This neighbor was a prior employee of Polk County Animal Control and the investigating officer assigned to our case. On October 8th 2019, we were served notice that there was sufficient evidence to classify Ally as dangerous. They changed the charge to aggressively bitten, attacked, or endangered or has inflicted severe injury on a human being without any new evidence as the written statements were the same. The written account by the neighbor was the grounds for this entire case. We went to Animal Control the same day and requested a hearing. Investigating Officer Donna Prince told my husband to get signed testimony from neighbors to bring to court as well as shot records. We felt we had the law on our side and had faith in the justice system as there was no proof in this case other than he said- she said. We had nearly a dozen written statements from friends and neighbors as well as pictures of our well behaved and loving dog playing with our one year old grandson. We also have a spotless record with animal control and are responsible dog owners. We also had proof that this case was a conflict of interest due to the fact that I have a picture from Polk County Animal Control's website of the complaining neighbor with the investigating officer as well as the officer that read the official statement at the hearing that day. Long story short when we walked into the courtroom we were told by Lynn Willyerd Rhodes, the lawyer hearing our case that no written statements would be allowed as they are hear say. My husband looked at Donna Prince(the investigating officer) who was present and reminded her of what she told him and her response was , " I didn't say it would be beneficial." Our dog was found guilty without evidence of anything and just the word of the complaining neighbor. We were not allowed to present any of our statements only a picture of the complaining neighbor's son provoking our dogs from across the street as he pretended to sight them in and shoot them with a make shift gun while his father was present. We left and called attorneys as well as the Florida Bar to win in an appeal. All attorneys we spoke to gave us a play by play of what went down in that court room as if they themselves had been present. They see this miscarriage of justice and infringement of our civil rights often and said if we would have had them present at the hearing it would have been thrown out. Our faith in the justice system has cost us greatly. Our sweet, kind dog is now labeled dangerous which will cost us over $400.00 a year. We are no longer allowed to have our dog around friends or family younger than 18 years old unless she is muzzled and the neighbor can call anytime she feels like it if she doesn't see us in the yard with the dog. My rights have been violated. I wish to see a change to this abuse of power by Polk County Animal Control. Our dog did not bite or attack anyone and we were found guilty based on the word of a former Polk County Animal Control Officer that knew everyone involved in our case. I know we are not the only ones who have been the victims of Polk County Animal Control. Please sign my petition and leave a comment if you have been unfairly harassed, lied to, or threatened by a Polk County Animal Control officer. I know I am not alone.
Petition to Erion Veliaj
Demand that Albania's Government Stops Killing Stray Dogs
A secret and massive extermination of stray dogs is well underway by the government of Albania and was recently proven on video through an undercover investigation. According to CNA.al, a local news source in Tirana, Albania "It is suspected that Tirana may have killed at least 10 thousand stray dogs in nearly two years"! This reflects the number of stray dogs killed in Tirana only. In other cities in Albania, the number only rises with similar local kill programs and many circumstances of citizens taking it into their own hands by shooting, beating and poisoning the local stray dogs there. Tirana's government has masked this extermination under a 'spay-and-neuter program' where these dogs are claimed to be sterilized and released back to the neighborhood as a stray. But many locals and Animal Welfare Groups that feed these strays have been noticing hundreds of these well-loved, stray dogs disappearing and never returning like the government promised. Local Animal Welfare Organizations started becoming very worried once the dogs were not returning and began investigating the clinics that these dogs were being taken to. Horrifying things were found in these vet clinics: Bodies of many dogs were strewn all about the vet clinics - dead dogs in trash bags scattered everywhere and poison found that was being used to kill these poor animals. Local news outlets and animal welfare organizations have confirmed with photos and videos of how local veterinary clinics are killing these innocent dogs with tax payer money! Local news, CNA.al, reports "The fact is that what we saw is scary. The massacre against dogs continues. They are taking their lives daily. CNA.al has secured photos of how syringes are used to kill dogs without them ever being crated or fixed. Another dog’s life was taken immediately upon our entrance to the clinic. The corridors are full of dead dogs on each corner. Some were put in black bags and some were laying on the floor."They are being put down on a large scale after being put to sleep. The massacre occurs mainly on the weekends and ranges from 40-50 dogs. It is suspected that the organization may have killed at least 10 thousand stray dogs in nearly two years." Photos and Videos Confirming Mass Killings Please help us bring justice to these poor animals, as the killings are going on daily! Support this petition and demand that Mayor Erion Veliaj of Tirana to stop the killings and find another solution to the problems of the stray animals in Tirana such as: Starting initiatives to help support existing animal shelters and the creation of new animal shelters with financial support from the government - with the goal of adopting dogs out to the public. Begin animal adoption programs in the city of Tirana. Government sponsored education for people and schools on compassionate and ethical treatment of animals. Establishing humane and ethical guidelines for euthanasia. Begin punishing criminals for animal cruelty and abuse such as poisoning, shooting and beating local stray dogs. Your signature asks the government of Tirana to stop killing these innocent dogs and begin taking more responsibility by making these changes for the long-term solution to these stray animals! Over 5,000 + dogs are being killed yearly without even being given the chance at a better life. This needs to stop now! We need more than 40,000 SIGNATURES TO BE HEARD!!
Petition to Barry Thom, Kelly Susewind
WILD ORCAS NEED WILD SALMON!
Wild salmon and southern resident killer whales are on the brink of extinction. Now a misguided plan to feed the starving whales with hatchery salmon will push both endangered species closer to the edge, while costing taxpayers millions of dollars per year. Hatcheries and over harvest, along with net-pen fish farms and dams, are key contributors to the catastrophic decline of wild Chinook salmon and southern resident killer whales in the Pacific Northwest. Now, Washington state’s Orca Task Force recommendations include a plan to “feed the orcas” with 60 million more hatchery salmon per year. The proposed budget requests up to $87 million dollars to fund this plan for 10 years. Science tells us this won’t work: orcas need larger wild salmon, while adding more hatchery fish further weakens the wild-salmon gene pool. The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) have the power to make this change. Tell NOAA Regional Administrator Barry Thom, WDFW Director Kelly Susewind, and our elected decision makers to stop wasting money on failed plans and invest in science-based solutions: reduce hatchery production, remove dams and change how we harvest salmon.
Petition to Kraft Foods, Miguel Patricio, Michael Mullen, Caroline Krajewski, Eric Palmer
Kraft a Better BOCA and Ditch Dairy!
As a staple at cookouts, on camping trips, and on restaurant menus nationwide, Kraft Heinz’ BOCA brand has long been a household name at the forefront of the meatless market. But while other veggie burger brands have embraced the soaring demand for dairy-free dining in recent years, the majority of the BOCA burgers and bowls lining grocery store shelves still contain unhealthy, cruelly produced cow’s milk.In 2009, BOCA took a major, promising step forward by committing to dropping all eggs from its line after hearing from tens of thousands of consumers who were hungry for fully plant-based burgers through a campaign by Compassion Over Killing and other organizations. Yet today, although BOCA has recognized that “consumers are increasingly looking for plant-based options,” most of its meatless products contain cow’s milk. Join us in telling parent company Kraft Heinz that it’s time to ditch the dairy and make BOCA an all-vegan brand!At least 60 percent of adults worldwide can’t digest cow’s milk. Millions more are cutting out milk not only for their own health, but also for the environment and for animals, who, as a recent Compassion Over Killing investigative video exposed, suffer a systematic cycle of cruelty in the dairy industry. On factory farms, dairy cows are impregnated by artificial insemination year after year; each newborn calf is taken from them shortly after birth so their milk can be sold for humans; and when their exhausted bodies can no longer produce milk, these mother cows are sent to slaughter because they’re no longer considered profitable.As more and more Americans turn away from cow’s milk, dairy alternatives are flying off the shelves, with sales projected to reach $35 billion by 2024. To meet the meat-free, dairy-free demand, brands like Gardein, the Bill Gates-backed Beyond Meat, and Field Roast are already producing completely vegan burger lines, and even fast food giants like White Castle are dishing up plant-based patties. After hearing from consumers, meatless brand Lightlife also jumped aboard in 2017, announcing its transition to a 100% vegan line. If Lightlife can do it, why can’t BOCA?A new report by international restaurant consultants Baum+Whiteman has named plant-based dining as the 2018 trend of the year, citing factors like a 257% increase between 2012 and 2016 in vegan-labeled food and drink products at grocery stores. BOCA is falling behind in this plant-based revolution--but it can reposition itself as an industry leader in this rapidly growing market by dropping dairy for good.Join us today in telling Kraft Heinz that consumers are craving an all-vegan BOCA brand, and it’s time to ditch the dairy!
Petition to R. J. Larizza, Tom Leek, Paul Renner, David Santiago, Jason T. Brodeur, Dorothy L. Hukill, Senator Greg Steube
Harsher punishment for animal cruelty-Ponce's Law
4/9/2017 I have presented a proposed amendment to our State Legislature for consideration of amending the current animal cruelty laws specifically F.S. 828.12 (2)(a)(b) which is a third degree felony to impose stricter, harsher punishment and penalties in the event of the abuse, torture,and killing of innocent animals. It will give the Judge more freedom to sentence these abusers to jail while also sentencing them to have no contact or owning animals, etc. at the court's discretion. http://clickorlando.com/news/ponce-inlet-man-arrested-after-beating-puppy-to-death-police-say
Petition to Floyd County High School Agricultural Program, James Ingram
Rehome FCHS Calf
Floyd County High School is keeping a calf and it has no place to hide from predators or the weather. Furthermore, in it's habitat are loose electrical wires and glass. The shelter provided is a lean to built from pallets and not waterproof or predator proof. The calf is not in a natural herd and is missing out on much needed socialization with it's own kind. Research shows that this may lead to a very dangerous situation where the calf could become too aggressive and a danger to society. The young calf is fed in a plastic foot soaking tub and water source is a plastic bucket that could easily be toppled, leaving the calf without water. The small area is not suitable for grazing and littered with feces. We are both concerned for this animals well being and safety since our area here in Floyd County, Virginia is abundant in natural predators including, wild dogs, coyotes, bear, wild cats and vultures. Also, where she is kept, she is exposed to the exhaust of every bus that goes by. They have to come to an almost complete stop to make a turn in front of her pen, filling the air with poisonous engine exhaust as they accelerate. Twice a day. Can you imagine?! We are asking that the school board make a responsible decision to return this animal to it's herd on the cattle farm as we believe it needs proper shelter, pasture land and companionship of it's own kind. We demand that the exploitation of this animal cease immediately. Liberty and justice for all. ******************************************** Some changes to the calf's habitat were made since the original petition was made. See 10/22/19 Update "I need a friend." Also, in cooperation with PETA, I hereby amend this petition asking that the calf be sent to an accredited sanctuary rather than to a farm to likely be raised for slaughter.
Petition to Allen Pitner, Wallace Cartright, Eugene Ray
Boycott Animal Cruelty At Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration - Shelbyville, TN
Shelbyville (Bedford County) TN is a wonderful community where warm, friendly caring people live and worship, and believe in the rule of law and the U.S. Constitution. Unfortunately, Shelbyville (Bedford County) TN is a VICTIM of the ANIMAL CRUELTY being perpetrated upon the Tennessee Walking Horse breed. Native Tennessean MTSU Horse Science Professor Equine Vet Dr. John Haffner says the “Big Lick” is Animal Cruelty - It is a business built on the suffering and pain of horses”. The “Big Lick” Multi-Millionaires who have made the local David L. Howard Family wealthy, are holding Shebyville (Bedford County) HOSTAGE. They pay the Walking Horse Trainer BOYZ to SORE their horses so they can enjoy the Animal Cruelty Racket. It all starts with the “BABY HORSES” – Two Year Olds shown while wearing EIGHT POUND+/- SHOES and CHAINS. No other equine breed does this. The local citizens of Shelbyville (Beford County) TN are silently BOYCOTTING the annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration. In 2018, the Walking Horse “Celebration” is a dying event. U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) has not attended the Celebration in 34 years. The Governor of Tennessee no longer “Crowns” the World Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse on the final Saturday night of the 10 day event. * PROOF OF ANIMAL CRUELTY In 2017, the Celebration World Grand Champion “Gen’s Black Maverick” was discovered to be allegedly SORE at the Celebration (2016). It took a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Oxford, MS to obtain the “Smoking Gun” evidence. USDA Vets said the horse was SORE in both front feet. Facing these allegations, Trainer BOYZ Mr. Bill Callaway and two owners Mr. Keith and Ms. Lorraine Rosbury consented to USDA Suspensions and fines in the face of USDA Horse Soring charges. https://www.facebook.com/BillyGoBoy/videos/1475823835874041/ * “BABY HORSE” TORTURE – TWO YEAR OLDS In 2018, CCABLAC focused on the “BABY HORSE” Torture of Two Year Olds. “BABY HORSES” are often started under saddle at 16 - 17 months old. On this video of a “BABY HORSE” on April 14, 2018, TWHBEA Breed President Mr. David Williams, says, “I Am Smiling - Another Myatt Monster”. https://youtu.be/385EDUP__dU This article provides details: Part II – “BABY HORSES” – Victimized In The Dark Secret World Of “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty To Tennessee Walking Horses http://billygoboy.com/2018/04/14/part-ii-baby-horses-victimized-in-the-dark-secret-world-of-big-lick-animal-cruelty-to-tennessee-walking-horses/ Please support “WE, The People” - CCABLAC Animal Welfare Advocates who will again peacefully assemble outside the Celebration Gates to protest the Animal Cruelty to Tennessee Walking Horses (“Big Lick”). Please SIGN and SHARE this Petition. Your Signatures and Comments will be delivered to the CEO of the Chamber of Commerce; Mayor of Shelbyville, TN; and Mayor of Bedford County, TN. WE, The People” – CCABLAC (Citizens Campaign Against “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty) “Speaking FOR ‘The Horses’ Who Cannot Speak For Themselves” Here is the “Story of CCABLAC (Citizens Campaign Against “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty … https://www.facebook.com/BillyGoBoy/videos/1143804862409275/ https://youtu.be/MuKWcqUdZbc “WE, The People” - CCABLAC is a grassroots movement. The “Citizens Campaign Against Animal Cruelty To Tennessee Walking Horses (“Big Lick”) - has peacefully assembled and protested against Animal Cruelty to “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horses from the Gulf of Mexico at PTHEYanama City Beach, FL; to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, NC; all the way to the White House in Washington, D.C. one year ago when it delivered over 100,000 signatures against the Animal Cruelty.