Petition to Eugene Cassidy (President and CEO)
End the Use of Wild Animal Acts at The Big E!
The Big E, a 17-day event held in West Springfield, MA, is the largest fair in the northeast and the 6th largest fair in the nation. It began as a simple agricultural fair back in 1917 and is now regarded by organizers as a "New England extravaganza". Yet the current incarnation of the fair has exploded far beyond agriculture and New England heritage. In fact, The Big E uses wild animals acts for entertainment and such exhibits are not just inhumane, but some are even dangerous to humans. Elephants, camels, zebras, kangaroos, and lemurs are featured in the R.W. Commerford & Sons Petting Zoo. This constantly travelling zoo contains a wide diversity of wild animals in very unnatural, cramped, and often unhealthy, conditions. Elephants, under the threat of punishment and prodded with a sharp metal instrument called a bullhook, are forced to give rides. Yet, R.W. Commerford & Sons has been involved in three dangerous incidents while giving rides to children and caused injuries. This same company has been cited by the USDA numerous times for violations of the Animal Welfare Act. In addition to the petting zoo, The Big E will feature a bear trailer, which contains four full-grown bears shut in cages. In the wild, bears usually roam 20-50 miles each day, yet when confined at The Big E, these animals have but feet to roam back and forth. This is inhumane and far from educational. Please join us in letting The Big E know that wild animals have no place at an agricultural fair focused on the beauty and diversity of New England and that wild animals belong in the wild, not forced to perform or trapped in cages by those whose sole purpose is to profit off of them.
Petition to Chris Murphy, Jim Himes
#BanFur In Connecticut
Los Angeles just followed San Francisco to become the largest city in the United States to ban the sale and manufacture of fur within the city. The unanimous city council vote setting a historic precedent for other cities to go fur-free. The sale of fur is antiquated and unnecessary. It is estimated that 100 chinchillas or as many as 60 minks are killed to make a single full length coat. Depending on the type of fox, 10 to 24 may be required. These beautiful creatures breath, live and feel just the same as our beloved cats and dogs do. We can help put an end to this cruel business. Please help ban the sale and manufacture of fur in the state of Connecticut by signing the petition below. Your voice matters! Thank you so much! Best, Elizabeth Ramirez Kiernan Ridgefield, CT
Petition to Worcester County, Worcester County Commisioners
Help Worcester County protect animals...
Please sign to show your support for our animals and those that are responsible for protecting them. On October 23 at 11am, room 1101 in the Government Center building at 1 West Market St. the Worcester County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on bill 18-4. This bill provides the tools for Animal Control and the County to help protect our animals by defining these terms : Suitable Shelter Tethering (defines length of tie out, types of tie outs, how tight the collar can be, as well as type of collar) Restraints Unsafe Weather Conditions (under 32/over 85 as well as forecasted weather) ***The specific information can be found here : http://www.co.worcester.md.us/sites/default/files/bids/18-4-intro.pdf
Petition to President Jae-In Moon, Mayor Park Won Soon 서울특별시 박원순 시장, Kang Dae-Ho, Kang Dong-Gil, Kyung Man-Sun, Ko Byeong-Guk, Kwon Su-Jeong, Kwong Soon-Sun, Kwon Young-Hee, Kim Kyung, Kim Kyung-Young, Kim Kyung-Woo, Kim Kwang-Soo, Kim Ki-Dae, Kim Ki-Deok, Kim Dal-Ho, Kim Dong-Sik, Kim Sang-Jin, Kim Sang-Hoon, Kim Sang-Hwan, Kim So-Yang, Kim So-Young, Kim Su-Kyu, Kim Yong-Seok, Kim Yong-Yeon, Kim In-Jae, Kim In-Ho, Kim Jae-Hyung, Kim Jeong-Tae, Kim Jeong-Hwan, Kim Jae-Ree, Kim Jong-Moo, Kim Jin-Soo, Kim Chang-Won, Kim Choon-Ryae, Kim Tae-Soo, Kim Tae-Ho, Kim Pyeong-Nam, Kim Hae-Ryeon, Kim Ho-Jin, Kim Ho-Pyeong, Kim Hwa-Sook, Kim Hee-Gyeol, Noh Seung-Jae, Noh Sik-Ryae, Moon Byeong-Hoon, Moon Young-Min, Moon Jang-Gil, Park Gi-Yeol, Park Gi-Jae, Park Sang-Gu, Park Soon-Kyu, Bong Yang-Soon, Seo Yoon-Ki, Sung Jung-Ki, Sung Heum-Jae, Song Do-Ho, Song Myung-Hwa, Song Ah-Ryang, Song Jae-Hyeok, Song Jeong-Bin, Shin Won-Cheol, Shin Jeong-Ho, Ahn Kwang-Seok, Yang Min-Kyu, Yeo Myung, Oh Joong-Seok, Oh Han-Ah, Oh Hyung-Jeong, Woo Hyung-Chan, Yoo Yong, Yoo Jeong-Hee, Lee Kyung-Sun, Lee Kwang-Sung, Lee Kwang-ho, Lee Dong-Hyun, Lee Byung-Do, Lee Sang-Hoon, Lee Seok-Ju, Lee Seong-Bae, Lee Sae-Yeol, Lee Seung-Mi, Lee Young-Sil, Lee Eun-Ju, Lee Jeong-in, Lee Jun-Hyung, Lee Tae-Sung, Lee Hyun-Chan, Lee Ho-Dae, Im Man-Kyun, Im Jong-Guk, Jang Sang-Ki, Jang In-Hong, Jun Byung-Ju, Jun Seok-Ki, Jeong Jae-Woong, Jeong Ji-Kwon, Jeong Jin-Sool, Jeong Jin-Cheol, Cho Sang-ho, Chae Yu-Mi, Chae In-muk, Choi Gi-chan, Choi Sun, Choi Young-Ju, Choi Woong-Sik, Choi Jeong-Soon, Chu Seung-Woo, Han Gi-Young, Hong Seong-Ryong, Hwang Kyu-Bok, Hwang In-Gu
Seoul, South Korea, Shut down the illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses and markets.
Seoul, South Korea, Shut down the illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses and markets. Click here for more actions you can take:http://koreandogs.org/seoul/http://koreandogs.org/petitions-korean-cities/ In Seoul there are countless dog farms, slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants where the dogs, who are tortured their entire lives, end up being slaughtered in the most inhumane ways, such as by electrocution, hanging or beating; and then thrown into boiling water – sometimes while they are still alive. In many places, dogs are being killed in full view of other terrified, caged dogs; and this takes place in public and in broad daylight. In addition, many abandoned and stolen former pets end up in this industry, and are subjected to the same cruelty. There are plentiful evidences that the illegal dog meat industry exists in Seoul. Shown below are two search results on Naver (the most popular search engine in Korea) – the first one was for so-called “Health Food Shops” which commonly sell dog elixirs and cat elixirs (also known as dog soju and cat soju); and the second one was for “dog meat restaurants”. The searches resulted in: 933 Health Food Shops; and 578 restaurants in and around Seoul. https://map.naver.com/?query=%EC%84%9C%EC%9A%B8+%EA%B1%B4%EA%B0%95%EC%9B%90&type=SITE_1 https://map.naver.com/index.nhn?query=7ISc7Jq4IOuztOyLoO2DlQ&enc=b64&tab=1 Even if half of these ‘Health’ Food Shops and restaurants serve dog and cat ‘ingredients’ in one form or another, just imagine how many dog/cat slaughterhouses must be present in and around Seoul in order to supply all of these outlets. South Korea is the home to global companies, such as Hyundai, Kia, Samsung, LG, Daewoo, SK and POSCO, which is why it is so shocking that an estimated 2.5 million dogs are tortured and slaughtered every year within South Korea, because of the greed of dog eaters and the dog meat industry; while the majority of those Koreans, who don’t actually participate in this offensive trade, show a profound indifference by doing nothing at all to stop it. We know how loyal and faithful our dogs across the world are; and we all ask a lot of them - they serve us in innumerable ways: farm work, war work, police and guard duties, search and rescue, help for the disabled, guiding and guardianship, and, of course, as our loving and trusting companions. Dogs were first domesticated many thousands of years ago, and so much do they want to be part of our ‘human’ family that they have learned to understand our gestures and our language - the language of another species, which shows remarkable willingness and intelligence. Please watch this undercover video by animal rights activists in South Korea: http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q There are laws in South Korea against selling dogs and cats for human consumption yet these laws are routinely and blatantly ignored. Dear Mayor Park Won-Soon and the members of the Seoul Metropolitan Council, We ask you to take immediate action to crack down on the illegal dog farms, slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants that serve dog meat in your city. We request that an official document be issued, mandating that the following existing Korean laws be enforced by its government officials, police and judges: Unauthorized processing of food waste fed to dogs in the meat trade is a violation of Wastes Control Act, Article 15-2, Article 25, Section 3. Suppliers of food waste and transporters of food waste to dog meat farms are violating this regulation. Food waste fed to dogs in the dog meat trade is a violation of Control of Livestock and Fish Feed Act, Article 14, Section 1 & 2. Unauthorized collection of food waste and the act of feeding it to dogs in the meat trade is in violation of this regulation. Excrement and resulting environmental damage produced as a by-product of the illegal dog meat farm is a violation of Act on the Management and Use of Livestock Excreta Article 11. The excrement produced at dog meat farms causes environmental damage to the immediate and surrounding area. The act of slaughtering of dogs for human consumption is a violation of Animal Protection Act Article 8, Section 1, Clause 4. The act of slaughtering of a dog, without a justifiable ground – such as out of necessity for veterinary treatment, or in circumstances of immediate threat, harm or damage to human life or property, is a violation. The slaughter of dogs by electrocution is a violation of Animal Protection Act, Article 8, Section 1, Clause 1. Inflicting injury or death to any animal by the following means: battery by tools, exposure to drugs, exposure to extreme heat or fire, electrocution and drowning is subject to legal punishment. Therefore, the routine slaughter of dogs by butchers and farmers by these methods is in violation of the Act. Further, electrocution as a method of slaughter is internationally recognized as an inherently cruel method of slaughter and banned globally. Slaughter of dogs from unauthorized slaughterhouse is a violation of Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act, Article 7 Section 1. The Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act, states that dogs are officially recognized and classified as “animals” that are “prohibited from being slaughtered and distributed as food for human consumption”. Therefore, those vendors operating dog slaughterhouses are operating outside of the parameters of the law and in violation of the law. Slaughter of dogs for his/her own consumption is a violation of Animal Protection Act, Article 10. The intent of the Act is to ensure that no animal is slaughtered in a cruel or revolting manner, and shall be free from unnecessary pain, fear, or stress during the process of slaughter. Therefore, only humane way of slaughtering dogs would be by euthanasia (lethal injection). All currently practiced methods of slaughter by butchers, farmers and traders excludes euthanasia as a method of slaughter, therefore they are all in breach of this Act. This is also a violation of Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act Article 7 Section 1 Clause 2. According to the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act, slaughter of animals for his/her own consumption is allowed only for the livestock animals that are publically announced as classification of livestock in the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act and dogs are not classified here. Display and sale of dog carcass in traditional outdoor markets is a violation of Food Sanitation Act, Article 4, 5. Violation of laws banning sale of harmful food due to the contamination from unsanitary and illegal slaughter of the animal and display of the dog carcass. For example, dog carcass are routinely contaminated by microorganisms that cause human diseases and food poisoning which can lead to serious and life threatening health complications. There are also strict laws which ban the sale of meat from sick animals, due to the fact that there is no quality control or formal monitoring of slaughter practices in the dog meat trade it is very likely that violation of these laws is happening routinely. Dog meat restaurants’ sale of dog meat soup made with dog carcass from an unknown source is a violation of Food Sanitation Act Article 44 Section 1 Clause 1. Uninspected livestock products must not be transported, stored, displayed, sold or used for manufacturing or processing of food for human consumption. Please refer to the legal information regarding the dog meat consumption in South Korea published by KARA (Korea Animal Rights Advocates): http://koreandogs.org/kara-publishes-legal-information-booklet-ending-dog-meat-consumption/ International coverage of the brutal dog and cat meat trade in South Korea has stained your city’s image. The time to end this tragedy is now. The favor of your reply is requested.
Petition to President of the United States, Ivanka Trump, Secretary of Agriculture, Mark Mulvaney, American Horse Council
Mr President, Please Publish Federal Rule Save”The Horses” From “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty
“We, The People” respectfully petition you to please instruct Secretary of Agriculture, Mr. “Sonny” Perdue, and OMB Director, Mr. Mark Mulvaney, to expeditiously review and publish the Federal Rule in the Federal Register to remove the “Pads and Chains” from Tennessee Walking Horses. This will eliminate 50 years of corruption and Animal Cruelty to Tennessee Walking Horses! CCABLAC (Citizens Campaign Against “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty) grassroots advocates are largely Southerners who voted for you, but more importantly, they “Speak FOR ‘The Horses Who Cannot Speak For Themselves”. These are animal welfare advocates, not animal rights” people. Many of them eat bacon, steak and hunt wild game. We are not against Horse Shows featuring flat shod natural Tennessee Walking Horses. According to famous Tennessean newspaper Sportswriter Mr. David Climer, “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty to Tennessee Walking Horses is akin to “Dog Fighting” and “Cock Fighting”. For years, many of those involved in the Tennessee walking horse industry have yearned for its competitions to be taken seriously as a legitimate sport. Blood sport, yes. Legitimate sport, no. Sorry, but I’m calling horse excrement. Soring is still in common practice, and everybody knows it.” Native Tennessean MTSU (Middle Tennessee State University) Horse Science Professor Equine Vet Dr. John Haffner says: "the “Big Lick” is a business built on the suffering and pain of horses. The fact is the big lick can only be accomplished by soring. When one soring technique becomes detectable, another one is developed. The big lick is a learned response to pain and if horses have not been sored, they do not learn it.” CCABLAC animal welfare advocates have peacefully publicly demonstrated against this Animal Cruelty from the Gulf of Mexico at Panama City Beach, FL; to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, NC; to Nashville, Columbia & Shelbyville, Tennessee; to Times Square in your New York City; to the Nation’s Capitol in Washington, D.C. Videos taken by CCABLAC animal welfare advocates at “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse Shows have reached over 7+ million persons. The Tennessee public has responded to calls to “BOYCOTT” the “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty. The Federal Rule has unprecedented Bi-Partisan support. The lead Sponsor is Tea Party Republican Rep. Ted Yoho, DVM (R-FL) who is a large animal vet. The other lead sponsor is Blue Dog Democrat Rep. Kurt Schrader, DVM (D-OR), also a large animal vet. The Federal Rule was proposed on July 26, 2016. Over 135,000 public comments were made, and 95% favored publication of the Rule in the Federal Register. Over 182 U. S. Representatives wrote a letter to the Secretary of Agriculture on October 25, 2016, “strongly” urging U. S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to “expeditiously finalize” the Rule (to abolish ‘Big Lick’ Animal Cruelty). The American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Horse Council have strongly endorsed the proposed Federal Rule. They know the score. Mr. President, key persons in the Republican establishment have been bought and paid for where this issue is concerned. Former House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) blocked a vote on this in 2014. Unfortunately, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has taken over $750,000.00 from the “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty interests since 1988. He will not let this measure be voted upon by the U. S. Senate. Mr. President, please do the right thing to help “The Horses” who cannot speak for themselves” To do so, you will have to go against some key members of the Republican Establishment, but by doing so, you will win over many people who have doubted you. It is what you promised when you ran for President, and said yesterday in your Inaugural Address: “The establishment protected itself but not the citizens of our country. Their victories have not been your victories. Their triumphs have not been your triumphs. And while they celebrated in our nation’s capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land. That all changes starting right here and right now. Because this moment is your moment. It belongs to you.” Mr. President, “the establishment” will not protect “The Horses” who cannot speak for themselves. This is a marvelous opportunity for you to "Make America Great Again" by taking the side of these magnificent horses who cannot speak for themselves. Mr. President, please fulfill YOUR promise to “WE, The People”, and "Make America Great Again", by helping “The Horses” Who Cannot Speak For Themselves". ---------------------------------------------------------------------- After you SIGN, please SHARE this petition with your friends and family via email, Facebook, and Twitter! A CCABLAC delegation will deliver Your PETITION Signatures and Comments to the White House, Secretary of Agriculture and Director, OMB (Office of Management and Budget). WE, The People, CCABLAC (Citizens Campaign Against "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty) - “We Speak FOR “The Horses” Who Cannot Speak For Themselves”.
Petition to Mr. Matt Buchanan, N. David Smith, William "Bill" Moore
Cancel and Boycott “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Classes - North Carolina Championship Show
Please SIGN this Petition to STOP “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty to beautiful Tennessee Walking Horses. Asheville and Fletcher, North Carolina, are two progessive beautiful cities located in Western North Carolina. Both are known for gentle tolerance, enlightenment and kindness. Unfortunately, these two cities are hosting the three day “Big Lick” North Carolina Championship Walking Horse Show, Oct. 6 – 8. Sadly, the horse show will feature “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty to Tennessee Walking Horses. Tennessee Walking Horses are tortured from an early age to learn how to do the “Big Lick”. It is a pain induced gait. The horses throw their legs high while wearing Chains and 6 – 8 pound stack shoes. Caustic chemicals are applied to sensitive skin above the horses hooves, and then wrapped with plastic to “cook in” the chemicals which causes the skin to be blistered. When the chains hit the skin, the horses throw their front legs high while squatting down on their back legs – creating the cruel “Big Lick”. “Big Lick” TWH are the only horses in America which wear Chains in the show ring. According to Tennessean and Noted Equine Vet Dr. John Haffner, the "Big Lick" is a "business built on the suffering and pain of horses". Dr. Haffner is a member of the Horse Science Faculty at MTSU (Middle Tennessee State University) in Murfreesboro, TN. Even worse, the horse show will be held at the McGough Arena at the Western North Carolina Agriculture Center owned by the State of North Carolina. Of 83 total horse classes 45 will feature the “Big Lick” gait. In March 2015, the North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture banned “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horses from the 2015 NC State Fair. This action came after a Change.Org Petition gained almost 20,000 signatures, and a public Protest was held at the 2014 NC State Fair. At the 2015 North Carolina Championship Horse Show, USDA Vet inspectors disqualified a shocking 35% of all the “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horses they inspected for allegedly being in violation of the Horse Protection Act (Animal Cruelty). On July 25, 2016, the U. S. Secretary of Agriculture took action and opened a Public Comment period to make the “Big Lick” illegal by removing the “Pads and Chains”, consequently abolishing the “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty. So far over 81% of the “Public Comments” favor the Federal Regulation to the Horse Protection Act. The Regulation can be made official after October 26, 2016. It’s time for Americans, and people all over the World, to urge the General Manager of the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center; North Carolina Chief Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture; and the Mayor of Fletcher, North Carolina to ban the “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse classes, and to urge the public to Boycott “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty. After you SIGN, please SHARE the petition with your friends and family via email, Facebook, and Twitter! Your PETITION Signatures and Comments will be delivered to the proper officials. WE, The People, CCABLAC (Citizens Campaign Against "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty)
Petition to Dr. Judy Genshaft, Cynthia Visot, Danielle McDonald
Allow Grady Goat Foundation to Participate in USF Bull Market
Now in our second year, the Grady Goat Foundation has impacted many lives across Florida, including multiple USF student groups that have participated in our weekly Goat Yoga fundraisers at Grady Goat Farm in Thonotosassa. Desiring to spread awareness of the great work we are doing to support children facing adversity and animal rescue, we recently registered to attend the USF Bull Market, only to be told by an un-named "Supervisor" that "Under our Rules and Regulations we cannot host animals that have not been trained and certified as service animals or are being supported by professional staff such as the Humane Society. There is a safety issue at play and due to the unique nature of the animals, we do not believe we are equipped to accommodate this event." IN FACT, since our baby goats are supported, supervised, managed and trained by the professionals at Grady Goat Farm, and the 2-3 friendly and adorable babies we bring would be on leashes and under our control at all times, we believe we are as safe as any of the other wonderful animal charities that bring dogs, cats, puppies and kittens to the USF Bull Market. The solution is simple: allow the Grady Goat Foundation to participate in the USF Bull Market and bring joy and stress-relief to students, faculty and staff!
Petition to Definitely Maasin, Embassy of the Philippines in France, Président Emmanuel Macron, Embassy of the Philippines in Brussels, Big Cat Rescue, Embassy of the Philippines in UK, Wildlife SOS, Embassy of The Philippines in Canada, Embassy of The Philippines in Germany, Embassy of The Philippines in Rome Italy, Embassy of the Philippines in Bern -SWITZERLAND, Embassy of the Philippines in Portugal, Sir Arthur Defensor, Governor of Iloilo, H.E. Sir JOSE MANUEL G. ROMUALDEZ, Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco
We want to save poor blind Lyka from her sad living conditions in the Maasin Zoo in Iloilo
Will some kind people SIGN and share a Petition to get Lyka, the blind Lioness out of the zoo she's kept in, and place her in a sanctuary, in a place where she can be nurtured ? A Petition to keep it going and we are sure there are others on here who could. Lyka does not deserve such treatment just because she is blind. The Born Free Foundation in Kenya might be able to help us and make Lyka feel a little more free and safe ! Horrified visitors are calling for animal welfare to step in and save LykaStaff at the government-run zoo claims the rusty 3ft-wide cage is sufficient A government-run zoo in the Philippines has been accused of animal cruelty after visitors found them keeping a blind lioness in a tiny, squalid cage. Lyka the lion has been written off as a 'breeding mistake' by the zoo, after going blind as a result of a congenital eye problem. The five-year-old lioness is now living out her life in a filthy, 3ft-wide rusty enclosure the Maasin Zoo in Iloilo, southern Philippines Please, we must save this beautiful Lioness. To see such a beautiful creature suffering like no one cares is extremely painful to see. Your signatures and posts on Social Media are the biggest weapons to help save this Queen of the jungle. Thanking you sincerely ! Merci pour vos participations !