Petition to Aruba Government
Take A Stand Against The Barbaric Procedures Of The Aruba Killcage
To: Aruba Government Be the voice of the abused and neglected animals of Aruba Now is the time to take a stand against animal abuse and the brutality that takes place inside the Aruba kill cage, and on the streets of Aruba. To be clear, the kill cage is NOT the Aruba Animal Shelter, which are both located in Wayaca. In an effort to show solidarity against the murderous practices taking place inside the kill cage, your signature on this petition is appreciated. The purpose of this petition is to raise awareness with the Aruban government about what takes place on a daily basis inside the Aruba kill cage, and to reiterate to the government that inhumane animal practices take place daily in the streets and in neighborhoods of our island. Additionally, signing the petition gives you a chance to be a voice for the helpless and often abused or neglected animals on the island, and support the concept of sterilization as a method to get the animal overpopulation under control. A kill cage is not a solution. Killing healthy or treatable animals is not a solution to reducing the street dog and cat population of Aruba. The government must acknowledge what is taking place, and become a bigger part of the solution. This is what should happen: *Financial support from the government to rescue and animal support organizations, and veterinary services, for mass sterilization efforts *Government sponsored pet care education in schools and in public seminars *Establishment of ethical rules and guidelines for maintaining the kill cage *Establishment of humane and ethical guidelines for euthanasia *The kill cage should not be connected to the Shelter. It should be located elsewhere. *All animals should be scanned prior to been euthanized. *Proper shelter should be provided for the animals while being in the cage, such as food, water and shade from the sun *All animals should have 24 hours to found by owners and have a chance to get adopted (open a Facebook page) Your signature tells the government that it is time to assume more responsibility, and encourage it to lead the charge against animal neglect and abuse, and kill cage cruelty, on the beautiful island of Aruba. Over 5000 animals are killed yearly in a barbaric way. That has to STOP!!! WE NEED AT LEAST 20,000 SIGNATURES TO BE HEARD.
Petition to Sandra Capell, Subaru
ASPCA & NYC ACC THE LIVING NIGHTMARE BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. THE DARK SIDE ....
The other side ... the DARK SIDE they don’t discuss or disclose. The ASPCA has a systematic plan with the NYC ACC . It’s called “ FAST TRACK “ = Spay/ Neuter/ Kill Animals from the “Animal Care Centers of New York (NYC ACC) are shuffled to the ASPCA to be Spayed / Neutered ... of course with subsidized monies. After the operation, instead of staying at the state of the art 12,000 SF facility ASPCA ... they are then brought back to the DISEASE RIDDLED Animal Shelter (NYC ACC) with their compromised immune system. They get Kennel Cough and/ or an upper respiratory infection (equivalent to a child having a common cold and is VERY TREATABLE!) ... and are immediately placed on the “AT RISK LIST” = KILL LIST ... sometimes the following day. Six (6) DOGS WERE KILLED THE FOLLOWING DAY of their spay/neuter surgery. No one with a grain of compassion and humanity would operate on an animal ONLY TO KILL IT THE FOLLOWING DAY!?!?! It's inhumane. But NYC ACC nor ASPCA will openly disclose that to you. They don’t have to account to anyone ... especially the public and their donors ... and completely lack the full disclosure and transparency ... which is the MAIN INGREDIENT TO NO KILL SHELTERS. SENATOR TONY AVELLA calls it ABUSIVE. I have to agree. When Senator Avella inquired in writing about one animal ... Matt Bershadker (Pres ASPCA) and Risa Weinstock (Pres/ CEO of NYC ACC) wrote back and LIED IN WRITING. They said “The unfortunate case was an anomaly and not the norm”. In fact, the leadership of the ASPCA and NYCACC have admitted as much in the letter to the Senator by saying, "It does not make moral, financial, or logistical sense to spay / neuter an animal and then have them euthanized " ... yet they continue this practice. We then showed Senator Avella a list of 60 animals, at that time, NYC ACC/ ASPCA had done this to ... and the list has now grown to over 80 animals. It’s not quite an anomaly ... at all, is it? If you’d like to view this correspondence between Senator Avella and this “leadership” ... and the spreadsheet of the animals they've done this to ... please ask for it. We have everything. Why would any ETHICAL Organization spend the time & money to do a surgery on a poor defenseless animal? ... no less knowing the animals will get ill once brought back to the NYC ACC shelter that's riddled with disease .... only to have them killed a (few) day(s) later. Simply stated ... it's unethical ... and again, it’s inhumane ... yet this is their choice of action. This entire protocol at ASPCA/ NYC ACC is irresponsible, unprofessional, completely lacking integrity to these helpless sentient beings who they are supposed to be caring for ... but sadly, only the advocates know what goes on behind these closed doors. The advocates live and breathe this living nightmare 24/7. The employees/ volunteers can’t tell you anything about any of this ... as they’ve signed a 45 Page AG-GAG confidentiality contract agreement. The Rescues have signed a separate AG-GAG contract agreement. They are all afraid to open their mouths ... for fear that they will be terminated (employees and volunteers) and/ or lose their (the rescue organizations) “pulling rights”. The hidden and secret agendas are absolutely overwhelming ... and they've been getting away with it for years. And this is just the tip of the iceberg. Please “SHARE THE LOVE” with an Animal Welfare Organization that actually puts Homeless Pets Lives First ... and learn and become aware of who those organizations are ... and the TRUE REALITIES of the "NIGHTMARE COME LIVE" that goes on behind these closed doors at the ASPCA and Animal Care Centers of NYC ... and what the NYC TAX PAYERS are actually paying for when it comes to our Municipal Animal Shelters (NYC ACC). If it can be better ... as HAS BEEN PROVEN by shelters one by one across our country/ world ... THEN THERE’S NO OTHER ETHICAL/ MORAL/ CORRECT CHOICE. It can be SO MUCH BETTER ... THEREFORE IT MUST!, It's time for THE NEW REGIME ... of wisdom, moral and ethical integrity and responsibility, humanity, compassion, and justice for every animal unfortunate enough to have to enter these disease riddled, bug infested (we have those current videos as well) doors. WE HAVE THE SOLUTIONS .... PLEASE ASK ================================================ IMPORTANT INFORMATION YOU SHOULD BE AWARE OF RE: ASPCA ... THE REALITY ....... they don't want you to know THE ASPCA’s DISTURBING HISTORY OF CRUELTY, KILLING, AND FUNDRAISING: THE VICTIMS: ASPCA 'rescues' severely abused Dog, OREO; exploits her as a fundraising mascot, then kills her despite pleas by rescues willing to save her life: ► http://www.nathanwinograd.com/oreo-150000-others/ ► https://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/11/13/deluge-of-pleas-to-spare-oreo-dog-thrown-off-roof/ ASPCA repeats OREO atrocity; kills MAX in spite of offer by a qualified rescue to rehabilitate him, and if necessary, to provide lifetime care at their sanctuary at no expense to the fundraising organization: ► http://www.nathanwinograd.com/an-avalanche-of-bad-news-for-abused-dogs/ ASPCA 'rescues' Dogs; exploits them for publicity, then quietly kills them: ►https://web.archive.org/web/20120920050846/http://johnsibley.com/2012/09/14/aspca-rescue-by-killing/ ► https://nypost.com/2018/10/21/city-under-fire-for-euthanizing-animals-right-after-neutering/ ASPCA complicit in the exploitation, neglect, abuse and killing of ALONSO, whose unnecessary and painfully botched neuter surgery at the ASPCA led to a scrotal hematoma and internal bleeding, with ALONSO left to languish in the NYC pound for 11 days without treatment until finally being deliberately killed. NYC ACC attempts to cover-up obvious ASPCA negligence by falsely diagnosing the cause of ALONSO’s blood loss as the result of a cancerous tumor they had no possible way of diagnosing at ACC facilities... ► https://www.facebook.com/644194261/posts/10156215757889262/ ASPCA abandons a healthy 3-week-old kitten to the NYC pound where he is quickly killed: ► http://www.nathanwinograd.com/in-the-arms-of-the-angel-of-death/ ASPCA refuses to treat “three kittens who [were] underweight, covered with fleas, and dehydrated” at their own shelter, and instead dumps them at the New York City pound where they are quickly kill-listed. The fate of these kittens is unknown. ► http://www.nathanwinograd.com/new-york-city-in-chaos/ ASPCA refuses to take back JEROME, a puppy who was originally adopted from them, allowing him to be killed by the city pound instead: ► http://www.nathanwinograd.com/jerome-is-dead-as-aspca-turns-its-back/ ASPCA veterinarian punches & kicks to death a beloved senior Rottie named BULLET; ASPCA officials cover-up the crime for 3 years: ► http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/employees-aspca-vet-john-morehead-kick-rottweiler-died-heartbroken-owner-files-suit-article-1.459304 ASPCA 'rescues' 100 Rabbits from hoarder, poses with them for fundraising poster, then fights in court to kill them all: ►https://www.facebook.com/nathanwinograd/photos/a.159167054107547.34833.159092957448290/1012542365436674/?type=3&source=48&ref=content_filter ASPCA has to be ordered by a judge not to kill the 100 'rescued' Rabbits: ► http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/seized-rabbits-euthanized-aspca-judge-rules-article-1.2302658 ASPCA claims on Facebook to be "saving" Dogs, and that they are "NO KILL" ... but fails to disclose that all Dogs they don't want to keep are transported to high-kill pounds: ►https://web.archive.org/web/20111130032848/http://johnsibley.com:80/2011/11/15/aspca-saves-dogs-by-transporting-them-to-kill-shelters/ ASPCA introduces & lobbies for passage of the ‘Quick Kill Bill,’ a fake “shelter reform” bill that would have eliminated holding times, so Dogs & Cats could be killed immediately upon admission to the pound if deemed to be in "psychological pain": ►https://web.archive.org/web/20120219090611/http://johnsibley.com:80/2012/02/11/quick-kill-bill-the-aspca-fights-for-more-shelter-killing/ ASPCA neglect & incompetence leads to Dogs starving to death in New York City: ► http://www.nathanwinograd.com/the-aspca-allows-dogs-to-starve/ WPIX-11 TV News investigative report exposes ASPCA negligence: ► See Video [link may be down]: http://pix11.com/2012/12/12/first-on-pix-cats-and-dogs-dying-citywide-because-of-aspca-abuse-complaint-backlog/ ASPCA successfully lobbies to nullify the NYC law requiring that new animal shelters be built to serve all 5 boroughs of New York City. The shelters were never built: ►https://web.archive.org/web/20120303061657/http://johnsibley.com:80/2011/09/01/the-usual-suspects-pull-a-fast-one-in-nyc/ ASPCA ‘rescues’ BENNY, but when the Cat tests positive for FelV, they quickly abandon him to the city pound where he is kill-listed... BENNY was eventually saved by a real rescue: ► http://urgentpodr.org/aspca-in-the-arms-of-angels-or-frauds/ ASPCA abandons GLORIA... Instead of treating the Cat who was dropped off at their mobile clinic with a shattered leg and neglecting to admit her to their full-service animal hospital, the ASPCA dumps GLORIA at the NYC pound; which also fails to treat the badly injured leg, leaving GLORIA in agony for 20 days before being kill-listed. GLORIA was eventually saved by Pets Alive rescue, which exposed the ASPCA for its cruelty & blatant neglect... ►https://web.archive.org/web/20120514171214/http://johnsibley.com/2012/01/19/the-aspca-and-nycacc-partners-in-abuse-and-neglect/ ASPCA's former CEO of ten years, Edwin Sayres, becomes president of the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC), the pet store & puppy mill lobby! ► http://www.nathanwinograd.com/frankensteins-monster/ ASPCA lobbies for vets even when they hurt pets (Too bad Cats can't write checks!): ► http://www.citythekitty.com/aspca-wont-support-a-bill-that-is-good-for-cats-but-bad-for-the-pocketbooks-of-vets-who-declaw-cats/ ASPCA fights but fails to prevent Austin, TX, the finest NO KILL shelter in our country, from becoming a No Kill city [please see 2 articles]: ► http://www.nathanwinograd.com/as-blue-as-the-summer-sky-austin-then-now/ ► http://www.nathanwinograd.com/there-is-truth-and-there-is-untruth/ ASPCA complicit in the spay-neutering and quick killing of over 80 Cats and Dogs by the NYC pound. The unnecessary taxpayer-funded surgeries are being conducted pursuant to contract with the NYC pound BEFORE animals have commitments for adoption or foster. The ASPCA-sponsored ‘Fast-Tracking’ program, which began in January-2017, has so far resulted in 6 animals being killed the day after their surgeries, 6 victims being killed 2 days after surgery, 6 victims killed within 3 days, 2 victims killed within 4 days, 11 victims killed 5 days after spay-neuter, and 8 animals killed 6 days after enduring their painful major surgeries [please see 2 articles]: ► http://www.nathanwinograd.com/the-faces-of-nycaccs-spay-neuter-kill-victims/ ASPCA cruelty investigator, Bob Baker, told The New York Times — “show one picture of a mistreated dog and the funds would pour in… But it got to the point where animal welfare was not the priority, fund-raising was. It felt as though the animals were being used for fund-raising, rather than using funds raised to help the animals.” ► https://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/06/30/fashion/angst-at-the-aspca.html PLEASE STOP DONATING TO THE ASPCA ================================================== BULLET LIST OF ATROCITIES at NYC ACC: It is so far from the Sugar N' Spice Horse and Pony show (the one thing they do SO VERY WELL) that they portray it to be. o Since January 2017: SPAY/NEUTER/KILL .... Spay/ neutered at ASPCA ... Only to be returned to the diseased shelter & kill listed the next day ... or few days later. o Disease Control ... shelter is RIDDLED WITH DISEASE due to improper ventilation system and crawling with bugs and cockroaches o Daily AT RISK LIST = Daily KILL LIST – 18 hours ... less than a day. Panic ensues ... barely time to put plans into place. (We have SO MANY of these stories) "killed while application in process". o NO Direct Phone Contact for DAILY KILL LIST ... Complete and utter HANDS OFF PROTOCOL in coordinating interested adopters with the rescue organization who can pull the animal to safety. o Does not use HUMANE EUTHANASIA ... so these poor souls die in pain. Admitting this in at a BoardMeeting this summer 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74g_GCh3Fo4&feature=share o Incompetent staff = UNQUALIFIED / UNPROFESSIONAL o Improper Behavior evaluations o Improper medical evaluations/ diagnosis ... (we have veterinarians who will attest to this) o Lack of Transparency (DOH has a 45 page contract that SILENCES EVERY EMPLOYEE .... for life) o Lack of Outreach/ marketing o Surrendering Animals – they don’t verbally inform person of protocol/ likely possibility of animal being euthanized. They, in fact, lead them to believe the animal will be adopted. (We have the stories) o Kills animals used in their marketing campaigns. (Just like ASPCA had done) o Kills animal after in being in NYC ACC foster care program for weeks/months of good people's time and effort to foster ... then returned to shelter and killed o Silent Kills (never lists or puts them up for adoption ...giving them a chance) o Kills dogs they used as “GREETER DOGS” to test dogs coming into the shelter o Kills puppies, kittens, seniors o Killed despite rescue efforts o Killed despite approved adopter or rescue on their way to pick up the animal they reserved/ paid for (some people drive for hours to get them) o Dies shortly after leaving facility of virulent disease o Required life saving measures once pulled o Dies inside the facility or during transport o Languish and suffer in pain for days without proper treatment ... constantly o Botched surgeries Thank you, From NYC Animal Rights Advocates
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 Turkish Ambassador Serdar Kılıç
Sign: Justice for Dog with Ears Cut Off for Selfies
In a now-viral image circulating throughout Turkish social media, two young men pose proudly next to a cowering dog with bloody stumps for ears, each man holding what appears to be a dog ear in his hand. According to Turkish news, the pair are suspected to be involved in dogfighting, and were reportedly punishing one of their losing dogs. The Turkish justice system has now let the men off with a fine of just over what is equivalent to $1,000 U.S. dollars. And no jail time. This lax punishment is not acceptable for inflicting such reprehensible harm on an animal. These men's shockingly light sentence is not even close to proportional to the pain and suffering they senselessly inflicted on an innocent animal — let alone the multiple dogs presumably forced to tear each other to shreds in fights staged for human entertainment. Animals are not toys. They are not property. They have thoughts and feelings, as backed up by research demonstrating that dogs are just as sentient as a human child. What’s more, cruelty to animals is irrefutably linked to cruelty to human beings. This incident of grossly inhumane treatment highlights the urgent need for the Turkish government to revisit their animal cruelty laws. Please sign this petition now to call on Turkey's Ambassador to the United States, Serdar Kılıç, to advocate for stronger punishment for animal abuse. Dogs like this deserve justice, and animal torture must be treated like the serious crime that it truly is.
Petition to Hawaii Governor David Ige
Hawaii: Ban The Use Of Exotic Animals In The Circus!! Enough!!
For several years now the state of Hawaii has been promising to end wild animal act imports, and recently the Hawaii Board of Agriculture approved a proposed rule change to prohibit the import of certain "dangerous wild animal" (elephant, tiger, and bear) acts. Hawaii Governor David Ige has pledged to make the circus ban a reality, but no real legislation has been passed as of yet. What is Hawaii waiting for? All animals, especially elephants, suffer terribly in the circus industry. They lead lives of sadness, constant fear, and despair. So far Illinois and New York are the only states in the U.S. that have passed legislation to ban the use of elephants in the circus. Just recently the U.S. state of New Jersey became the first in the entire country to completely ban the use of all exotic animals in the circus. Will Hawaii follow New Jersey's example? Please join me in asking Hawaii governor David Ige to finally ban wild animal act imports, including elephants, tigers, and bears. The state of Hawaii can help to end circus suffering for all exotic animals in the United States!
Petition to South Korean Government, President Moon Jae-In
President Moon Jae-In: Please stop the torture and consumption of dogs and cats in Korea.
Our goal is 300,000 signatures. Please sign and share for the Korean dogs and cats. For more actions you can take please visit: http://koreandogs.org/president-moon-end-dmt/ Thank you! Dear President Moon Jae-In and the South Korean Government, Please watch this documentary: https://youtu.be/cCdTceduKcY I am extremely upset about the torture and consumption of companion animals in South Korea. With the ubiquity of social medias, every day we are seeing shocking and heartbreaking images and videos of innocent dogs being tortured and killed in your country. Even though Korea has established an Animal Protection Law for companion animals, dogs are still beaten, hung, electrocuted, and treated brutally by farmers and slaughters. Also, dogs and cats are still being beaten and boiled alive for so-called elixirs, which do not have medical properties except in the minds of ignorant and gullible customers. These practices have no place in the modern world. Other Asian countries have banned the eating of dog meat and the cruel industry that goes with it, such as Taiwan and the Philippines. Why does Korea persist in lagging behind these countries and other civilized societies? It’s the responsibility of the Korean government to once and for all end the cruel dog meat and cat medicine industries in Korea. It is time to dismiss the childish myths and propaganda surrounding these industries and their vile products. It is time to leave behind backward and unnecessary traditions. And it is time for Korea to start taking animal welfare seriously and show that it really does have a compassionate and ethical society. That means it is time for the Korean government to start better educating the public about the importance of spaying and neutering, about not abandoning pets, and about treating animals in a proper manner. Until these things are done, Korea’s reputation in the international community will continue to suffer. Its citizens will continue to face shame and embarrassment. And Korea will continue to be regarded as “third world,” despite its modernization and attempts at globalized thinking. From now on, I will boycott Korean products, and I will not support Korean companies or visit Korea until the abuse of cats and dogs has finally ended. Yours sincerely, [Korean] 문재인 대통령님과 대한민국정부에게: 잔인무도한 개, 고양이 식용을 즉각 중지해주세요! 다음의 동영상을 봐주시기 바랍니다. http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q https://youtu.be/9SKVdNrfIZo 저는 대한민국에서는 반려동물을 고문하고 잡아먹는다는 사실을 접하고 엄청난 충격을 받았습니다. 산재해 있는 소셜 미디어를 통해서 한국에 있는 아무런 죄 없는 개들이 고문 당하고 죽임 당하는 끔찍하고 가슴 아픈 장면이 담긴 사진과 동영상을 매순간 접하고 있습니다. 비록 한국이 반려동물에 대한 동물보호법을 제정했지만 개들은 여전히 개농장 주인과 도살업자에게 구타당하고, 목 매달리고, 감전되고, 잔인하게 취급 당하고 있습니다. 또 보약이라는 미명하에 아직도 개와 고양이를 산채로 끓는 물에 집어넣고 있습니다. 아무런 의학적 효과가 증명된 바 없음에도 불구하고 무지하고 잘 속아넘어가는 사람들은 여전히 효험이 있다고 믿고 있습니다. 이러한 관행은 오늘날 어디에서도 찾아볼 수 없는 일입니다. 대만이나 필리핀 같은 다른 아시아 국가들은 이미 개고기와 개고기 관련 산업을 금지시켰습니다. 한국이 왜 이러한 나라들이나 다른 문명 사회보다 뒤쳐진 채로 남아있는지 이해할 수가 없습니다. 한국에서 이 잔인하기 짝이 없는 개고기 산업과 고양이로 만든 보약 산업을 영원히 근절시키는 것은 대한민국 정부의 책임입니다. 이와 관련된 산업과 혐오식품을 둘러싼 어리석은 괴담과 주장을 떨쳐버릴 때입니다. 낙후되고 불필요한 전통은 과감히 버릴 때입니다. 그리고 동물복지 문제를 심각하게 받아들여서 한국 사회가 자비롭고 윤리적인 사회라는 것을 보여줄 때입니다. 즉, 한국 정부가 대중들에게 반려동물의 중성화의 중요성, 유기금지, 동물에 대한 적절한 취급에 대해 더 나은 교육을 시작할 때라는 뜻입니다. 그렇지 않으면 한국은 국제사회에서 계속해서 나쁜 평판을 이어가게 될 것입니다. 한국 국민들 역시 수치와 곤란함을 겪게 될 겁니다. 한국이 근대화되었고 국제화된 사고를 도입하려 함에도 불구하고 여전히 “제3세계 후진국가”로 인식될 것입니다. 저는 개와 고양이에 대한 학대가 한국에서 완전히 사라지기 전까지 한국 제품을 구매하지 않을 것이고 한국 회사를 이용하거나 한국을 방문하지 않을 것입니다. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- For the translation of this petition in Spanish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Hungarian, visit: http://koreandogs.org/what-you-can-do/contacts-for-protest/sample-protest-letter/
Petition to Mueller Home Owners Association, Mueller Mixed-Use Community Association
Repeal Pitbull Ban in Mueller Austin
This petition seeks to repeal regulation K-2 of the Mueller Mixed-Use Community Association Rules and Regulations, which prohibits residents from owning bully and pitbull dogs. The prohibition of pitbulls and pitbull mixes promotes the disproven notion that pitbulls are a dangerous “breed,” and also undermines community wellness and equity. First and foremost, prohibiting a specific breed of dog is illegal according to Texas state law. Texas has enacted the Breed Specific Legislation (BSL), a legislation that bans local discrimination against specific dog breeds. Section 822.047 of the legislation states that counties and municipalities may not ban any breed of dog. 822.047. LOCAL REGULATION OF DANGEROUS DOGS. A county or municipality may place additional requirements or restrictions on dangerous dogs if the requirements or restrictions:(1) are not specific to one breed or several breeds of dogs; and(2) are more stringent than restrictions provided by this subchapter. The idea that the pitbull “breed” by nature exhibits aggressive behavior is false because the term “pitbull” does not refer to a single bully breed but rather a variety of bully and non-bully breeds. The term “pitbull” first appeared in 1884 to describe a set of physical characteristics (not aggressive behaviors) shared by several breeds of dog. Most “pitbulls” are in fact pure or mixed breeds of American Staffodshire terriers, dogo argentine and Staffordshire bull terriers, and boxers, all of which are not banned by the Mueller HOA. This means that dogs labeled as “pitbulls” are often not actually bully breeds but rather non-aggressive breeds with the physical appearance of a bully breed. Even if a pitbull mix were to carry bully breed ancestry, all dogs regardless of make and breed can behave non-aggressively with proper training. The American Kennel Club points out that the Bull Terrier over decades of selective breeding, is no longer a “gladiator” breed but instead a “mild, playful companion with a special feel for kids.” Pitbulls rescued and properly socialized during and after Hurricane Katrina showed little to no signs of aggression but dogs of all breeds abandoned in the hurricane ruins became feral and vicious. Any person who has lived in or visited a third world country, especially in rural zones, has run from aggressive feral dogs in all shapes and sizes. From ornamental small dogs to large lab-retriever mixes, every dog without proper socialization is potentially vicious and aggressive. Finally, the vast majority of dogs rescued by Austin’s municipal animal shelter have some visible pitbull appearance. To prohibit the adoption of pitbull mixes is to prohibit the adoption of low-cost rescued dogs. Removing access to rescued mixed breed dogs forces Mueller residents to look to breeders to acquire dogs. Buying pure-breed animals is historically associated with elitism and discrimination against poor families. Forcing residents to buy dogs from breeders a) discriminates against low-income families who cannot afford the high costs pure-breed dogs, and b) promotes the cruel practice of forcing dogs to inbreed and maintain crippling genetic defects. Eliminating access to the vast majority of rescue dogs promotes a legacy of classism and animal cruelty that is not consistent with the desires of Austin’s residents.
Petition to Liz Hausmann, Bob Ellis, Lee Morris, Natalie Hall, Marvin Arrington, Emma Darnell
New Animal Shelter for Fulton County Georgia
CALL TO ACTION: GIVE FULTON ANIMALS AND STAFF A SAFE, NEW SHELTER Fulton County is the most populous county in the state of Georgia and a home to more than 8,000 stray animals in any given year. The current Fulton County animal shelter was built in 1978 and was designed to hold 80 animals a time. The animals were not meant to leave the shelter alive. Animal officers would patrol areas and respond to public calls regarding situations involving strays. If the animal was taken to the shelter, it was euthanized within 3 days. At the time, the Fulton County Shelter killed 54% of the animals that entered it’s doors. Fast forward to 2018. The situation has evolved. The shelter was taken over by a wonderful organization, LifeLine, and saw it’s life saving rates skyrocket while intake numbers grew. Today, the Fulton County Animal is home to ~ 400 dogs and boasts an amazing August 2018 life saving rate of 87%. Unfortunately, the animals are still housed in the same facility. To reiterate, the shelter designed for 80 dogs now holds close to 400. Intake numbers are even more staggering, as they hover at more than 8,000 animals per year. The shelter is beyond bursting at the seams. The staff and volunteers at LifeLine continue to charge forward to get as many animals as they can adopted into the right homes and out to rescues. No shelter wants to euthanize. County shelters are required to pick up any strays reported and take in all animals surrendered. This creates overcrowding in such a tiny facility. Volunteers work hard to improve the facility through initiatives such as repainting the building. The staff runs several programs to get the animals exposure outside of the shelter to increase likelihood of adoption. However, the county isn’t doing their part to provide what is truly needed, an adequate facility. Modest efforts have been made to keep up with the building and improve its situation such as adding more cat and dog crates and putting up a metal shed for the food and metal trash cans to store treats . . . the shelter remains dark, dirty, wet, and malodorous. The VERY outdated facility’s long list of issues includes: Pest Infestation | Rats run through employee offices, pee on staff's desks, and steal food from the shelter animals. Maggots routinely fall through the ceiling onto the employees desks. Inadequate Housing Capacity | The shelter is forced to house 8-12 dogs in the large kennels at any given time. The dog area was built with 30 “runs”, a brick and chain linked dog cells that are 4.58 ft x 32 ft long SPLIT in half by a metal dog door on a wire. Each “half” contains anywhere from 4 to 6 dogs at a time. There are two others that are 4.58 ft by 14ft that they use for shy dogs paired together and another 12 used for severe medical cases and mommas with babies. The shelter has also added 126 old metal crates used for intake, medical issues, dogs that can’t be in shared living spaces and brand new dogs acclimating to the harsh reality that is the life of a shelter tenant. This is all within walls of a facility that was designed to hold 80 animals a time and it’s one room so the noise and smell is unbearable... Kennel Cough & Quarantine Issues | Many of the dogs suffer from Kennel Cough not too long after entering the building. The shelter has battled multiple Giardia outbreaks in the past 6 months. It's impossible to quarantine appropriately when they are all in one large room. The dark atmosphere creates a huge issue. Poor Building Design | The shelter is essentially a small, rundown warehouse that gets hosed down twice a day with a drainage system running through each multi-dog kennel. This means the water and germs run through each and every large kennel through the shallow drain. It's so overcrowded that it's impossible to really scrub each space clean. Standing Water | Outside areas hold standing water rendering parking spots and the dog play yards useless. Additionally, the water seeps into the building and contributes to unsanitary conditions. Inaccessibility | The shelter is right around a sharp corner with a very difficult turn. A metal plate accompanied by unclear warning signs blocks the shelter’s entrance and makes the shelter’s parking lot nearly inaccessible to staff and visitors. Lack of SAFE space outside the shelter to walk the animals | There is no easy access to a walkable path for animals who desperately need a break from the shelter life. Current staff/volunteers have to run across a multi-lane street with no crosswalk, dodging trucks that are going 50mph, just to get to the closest walkable area (Howell Station neighborhood). While LifeLine continues on with it’s lifesaving mission, further progress is simply not achievable without a new facility. The shelter needs separate rooms to help stop the spread of things like kennel cough, several more kennel spaces for dogs, multiple play yards with more space, and improved conditions. The county needs a facility that provides the appropriate layout to continue saving, rehabilitating, and adopting out animals. Today, as it stands, the current building is a disgrace. Despite Lifesaving work of the staff, animals will get euthanized for space. Even more concerning is that the lack of space puts the employees in difficult situations and impairs LifeLine from doing even better. The employee turn-over rate is high and most of it is attributed to the condition of the facility and the stress it causes on the employees. Imagine coming to work to find rat feces on your desk, rats eating through any food/ snacks you may have brought to work . . . and then watching so many great dogs decline because of the facility, knowing that no matter how much hard work you put in the physical constraints imposed by the facility work against you. It’s not practical to continue treating, spaying/ neutering, feeding and caring for the large number of animals that are highly adoptable yet in a structure that isn’t appealing to potential adopters. The smelly, noisy, rodent ran environment turns several people away on a regular basis. The work LifeLine does with Atlanta’s strays EASILY turns them from unwanted to adoptable and desirable. The facility’s lack of appeal, complete lack of appropriate space, unhealthy structural environment, crumbling infrastructure, and unsavory location are a shame on our County. The Fulton County Animal Shelter is county owned meaning it’s a service provided to our county with our tax dollars. The work LifeLine does with our animals is impressive! We owe the staff, volunteers, and Fulton county's animals an appropriate and healthy facility. We need a housing facility/ shelter that can properly address both medical and behavioral conditions in animals and provide treatment in clean, well ventilated setting that is designed to meet the needs of the animals and the people working with them. It's EXTREMELY important that we have a facility that invites potential adopters and volunteers. Infrastructure is our biggest constraint and the main impediment to lives of innocent animals who cannot advocate for them themselves. WE ARE THEIR HOPE, THEIR VOICE. Please sign the petition to make their voice heard. Your signature will help us make a case for the Fulton County Government allocation of emergency funds for a new shelter. UPDATE: Fulton County is Debating Funding for a New Shelter The Fulton County district commissioners are trying to agree on whether or not a new Fulton County Shelter will fit in the budget. Please take a moment, call your district, speak to an assistant and urge them to let the commissioners know you feel this is an URGENT NEED and that we need a BRAND NEW facility (the current one is not recoverable). Use this link to find your district representative and their contact information: https://bit.ly/2CEleOR Thank you for your support! 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