Petition to Dr. G.V. Reddy
Help us save little Suman the elephant, and reunite her family!
Suman is a six-year-old elephant living in shackles, hidden away from authorities underground, isolated from her mother. Suman has already been through so much; she was born into an abusive circus, then sold to a notoriously cruel owner in the notoriously cruel city of Jaipur. Today she is being forced to live in a dark basement, isolated from her family, hidden away from anyone who could help. If her owner decides to employ her as a riding-elephant, men will beat her and break her spirit to make her “tame enough for work." And she will work long, hard hours until the day she drops. Baby elephants like Suman should never have to live like this! We rescued Suman's sister Peanut from the same circus that abused Suman several years ago, when Peanut was about the same age Suman is now. Today Peanut has a beautiful life, roaming green spaces with other elephants, full of energy and spirit. Suman deserves this life too, as do her mother and father. All together, one family, at our sanctuary. That is our goal. Suman’s mother, Chanda, has been bred to the point of exhaustion — only to watch her babies repeatedly wrenched away and sold into horrible lives. Chanda is being forced to give tourist rides through the scorching heat in Jaipur, heavy loads weighing down her spine. Suman’s father, Bijli, was also sold into a thankless life of labor in Jaipur. We cannot allow this. We cannot stand by and watch Suman's little spirit break through cruelty and neglect. We cannot allow her future to be five decades of abuse and neglect in Jaipur, instead of five decades of love with her family at our rescue center. Please stand with us for Suman. Help us reunite her with Peanut. Help us bring her family — a family that has already suffered so much — out of darkness and isolation and into a future together. Please sign this petition asking officials in Jaipur to do the right thing.
Petition to United States Congress
End Ignorance- Require educational training seminar for all dog owners in U.S.
Our lives are dedicated simply to bettering the lives of dogs. We operate a dog rescue Grateful Doggies Rescue Retreat (gratefuldoggies.org) as well as a transport service for rescue dogs Grateful Doggies Canine Freedom Transport (gratefuldoggies.net) and have recently launched a national movement called The Rescue Sunflower Project (rescuesunflowerproject.org). All of our efforts are aimed primarily at shelters. We work to keep dogs out of the shelter, save dogs from the shelter and help the dogs with their transition out of shelter life. The Rescue Sunflower Project is our catalyst for change so that euthanasia in U.S. shelters stops, removing the need for all of the efforts, resources and heartaches that go into saving dogs from the weekly euthanasia lists. 750,000 dogs are euthanized in U.S. shelters each year. There are so many problems that cause dogs to end up in the shelter system but none more prevalent than ignorance. We travel through 15 states weekly and have traversed the continental nation in our rescue efforts and the biggest problem we see is that people just don't know what a dog needs to live a healthy and happy life. They don't have knowledge of the importance of vaccines, spay/neuter, heartworm preventative, proper exercise, training, everyday dangers and regular Veterinary necessities. These are all things that should be known prior to owning a dog and this knowledge will avoid many of the issues before they happen. We now petition Congress for help, for change. So as the first part of the movement we are creating this petition to ask Congress to create a mandatory informational seminar that must be attended by all current dog owners in a reasonable amount of time and new dog owners prior to adopting or purchasing a dog. The seminar will be offered in two ways, online or in a public venue and a certificate will be issued upon completion. This certificate must be presented to obtain a local dog license. The seminar will be a Dog Ownership 101 informational course that touches on a range of topics that begin with questions to ask yourself before choosing a dog as pet like "Is dog ownership right for me?" or "Where should I get a dog and why?". Topics will also include training, exercise, spay/neuter, heartworm disease and prevention, veterinary relationships, pet insurance, living conditions, abuse, local laws and more. Literature with resources will also be presented at that time. The target length of the seminar would be a manageable 60-90 minutes. With this requirement met, every single dog owner in the U.S. will have the basic knowledge they need to be a responsible dog owner and be aware of what is and isn't acceptable. I never pass a teachable moment and I see people from all walks of life change after they know. So many people live their lives in the dark and this sheds light for everyone. This leads me to believe that with knowledge we will immediately see a better country of dog owners, less dogs in the shelters and less euthanasia. We see similar education concepts that work already such as Drivers, Motorcycle and Boaters safety courses. There are many more drastic changes that can be made but I think this is a realistic change that can make a huge difference immediately and open the door for more changes in the future. The required seminar for dog ownership is not going to stop all the issues immediately but just by making the public aware of what is right and what is wrong, it will create a new accountability that will be present and new expectations that will be commonplace thus leading to a better overall life for the dogs in our country. Join us as we push the agenda of our grass roots movement forward and remember that your voice is needed to create the shout to Congress that the nation wants change for our dogs. 750,000 dogs die a year in U.S. shelters, isn't that enough reasons to give something a shot? Please sign and share. Thank You, Steve Quilliam
Petition to Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Allow Michigan Wildlife Rehabilitators the Right to Rehab Skunks
Currently, in the state of Michigan it is illegal to rehabilitate the Rabies Vector Species (RVS) skunks and bats. This petition is to allow there to be a specialized permit for authorized Michigan wildlife rehabilitators to work with skunks. At this time, if the public find orphaned skunks, they are turned away by rehabilitators and unfortunately tend to take matters into their own hands, with little knowledge. This is a greater health and safety risk than permitting accredited rehabilitators the right to care for the animals.According to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, there have only been 71 skunks in Michigan that have tested positive for rabies since 2003, an average of around two cases per year. All but one of these occurrences took place in the southeastern part of the state. Based on this information, I believe there is room to alter this law, and permit wildlife rehabilitators (who have their pre-exposure rabies vaccines) the legal option to step in and help skunks at their discretion. This will eliminate the public putting themselves in harm’s way and also give the Department of Natural Resources an accurate recordkeeping of skunks that are being cared for.Moving forward, rehabilitating skunks should have similar regulations as raccoon rehabilitation, meaning that there shall be no commingling of counties and animals must be released back to the county in which they are initially from. Following this policy will lessen any disease exposure risks to different counties and again, reduce illegal public involvement when they have no one else to turn to. Please join me in asking the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to allow permitted wildlife rehabilitators the right to rehab skunks! Amber Covell, President of Soulshine Wildlife Center
Petition to BLM Deputy Director Brian Steed, BLM Nevada State Director Michael Courtney, Mark Amodei, Dean Heller, Catherine Cortez Masto
Save the Pine Nut Fish Springs Wild Horses from Capture!
We the undersigned citizens are calling on the Bureau of Land Management to leave the Pine Nut Fish Springs wild horses in their home on our public lands near Gardnerville, Nevada. These iconic Nevada mustangs have an international following and are an important tourism resource for the local area. The local community embraces their presence and the livestock grazing permitee in the area supports their protection. The Fish Springs wild horses are managed through a community partnership that utilizes the PZP birth control vaccine to humanely reduce population growth in the herd. It makes no sense to round up and remove horses that are being successfully managed at no cost to taxpayers.... especially given that the round up, removal and storage of 45 horses in holding pens could cost taxpayers $1 million or more! Worse, given the BLM's push for lethal management solutions, every horse removed from the range will be in grave danger of being killed or slaughtered. This Administration has stated a commitment to honoring the wishes of local communities. In the interest of fiscal responsibility and humane treatment of these cherished horses, we urge you to honor the citizens and businesses of this area and the interests of horse lovers throughout the world by leaving the Fish Springs horses on our public lands. At minimum, any removals that do take place must be incremental and must not exceed the local community’s capacity to train and adopt the horses out to quality and long-term homes.
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
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 !
Petition to Mark DiFabio
No more Rodeo in Muncie, Indiana!
The Muncie, Indiana rodeo is inhumane and must be cancelled. This event occurs at the local fair, which claims to provide fun, family-friendly entertainment for the whole community, but it’s time to choose another event that doesn't harm animals. The rodeo consists of contestants roping calves as fast as possible. The inevitable bruises, broken bones, ribs, and possible death of the calves are coupled with the stress these animals endure while traveling in crowded, ill-ventilated trucks. Additionally, the animals are underfed, as per rodeo rules. This torture doesn’t seem worth it for a couple of minutes of entertainment. Last year I successfully petitioned to have the inhumane pig wrestling event cancelled in Muncie, and this year we’re here to save the baby cows. I know with enough support, we’ll convince Muncie that its rodeo isn’t entertainment -- it’s abuse. Please join me in asking the Delaware County Fair Board of Muncie, Indiana to stop the rodeo from here on out and replace it with events that do not promote violence to animals.
Petition to President of the United States
make all shelters and pounds no kill.
because every creature deserves a chance at life. animals have feelings too. I am heartbroken when I see animals euthanized for no wrong doing but, just because shelters, pounds are overcrowded. this could stop the unnecessary slaughter of millions of innocent animals.some are seniors who should live out the remainder their lives in peace safety and, comfort. others are babies just starting out in life.
Petition to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Improve APHIS USDA laws & regulations
I recently went to a "traveling zoo" type of thing, and the conditions the animals were in were horrifying. I decided to do some research, and the zoo met the APHIS USDA guidelines. The guidelines say that a cage only has to be as big as the animal's movements based on the species (how it lays or stands). The USDA also encourages tattoos or tags for animals you've boughten. I believe animals deserve to live in a space large enough for them to roam freely. These animals are living things that deserve the best life they can possibly have; they are not here simply for our entertainment or enjoyment.