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animal rights

6 petitions

Started 1 month ago

Petition to Imperial Royal Circus

Sfruttamento animali nel circo Imperial Royal Circus

E' una petizione che punta a combattere lo sfruttamento degli animali nei circhi. L'Imperial Royal Circus ne fa uso nei suoi spettacoli e guadagna sulla pelle di esseri innocenti. Gli animali che partecipano, vengono presi e portati via dai loro habitat naturali e obbligati a vivere in gabbie per il resto delle loro esistenze.Vengono addestrati (ovvero costretti contro la loro volontà a comportarsi e a fare, cose che vanno contro la loro natura), con modi di certo non caritatevoli- con il cosiddetto "metodo della ricompensa e della punizione"; se un animale esegue il trucco, allora avrà una data ricompensa. Al contrario riceverà frustate. 2. Se la petizione raggiungerà un numero adeguato di firme, gli animali potranno essere trasferiti in zone dove vige la protezione animali, dove potranno vivere una vita in cui non saranno più chiusi in gabbie e costretti ad eseguire umilianti spettacoli. Mi sto personalmente adoperando nel contattare varie associazioni animaliste e la protezione animali, per porre fine a tutto questo. Anche con poco, e' possibile ribaltare il mondo.   Grazie della vostra attenzione.  It's a petision against the exploitation of animals in circuses. The Imperial Royal Circus uses them in their shows and they earn money on the skin of innocent animals. 1. The animals are taken away from their natural habitat and forced to live for the rest of their lifes in cages. They are being trained (so obbliged to do innatural things), with brutal ways- with "the reward and punish method"; if the animal do the trick correctly, it will have a reward. If it fails, the animal will be flogged. 2. If the petition gets an adequate number of signatures, the animals will be transferred in places that they will be defended by the animal protection. They will have a better life and they will not be forced to do umiliant shows. I'm looking for contact the animal rights association and the animal protection. We can stop all of this. With little thing, we can change the world. Thank you for your cooperation.

Sanda Dragoi
1,320 supporters
Started 2 months ago

Petition to World Health Organisation (WHO), World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), World Animal Protection

Coronavirus pandemic: it's time to BAN markets selling LIVE animals

Now that the coronavirus is a pandemic there has to be a global attempt to shut down live animal markets worldwide and enforce stringent animal protection laws. These markets exist throughout Asia, West Africa, South and Central America and possibly even covertly in parts of the United States.  It's crucial to understand how the coronavirus originated: --> Animals locked in rusty cages may be missing limbs or have open wounds from their capture in the wild or injuries sustained during transport. They are not cured. Blood, feces, urine and other bodily secretions mix freely and deadly pathogens from a blood-borne and viral transmission perspective can originate. Animals are locked in cages that do not respect the minimum size criteria (in the absence of animal welfare law) so they cannot stand up, turn around and stretch out. They are also amassed on top of one another and with different other species.   We can only try to imagine the every-day suffering, the torture of not being cured after losing a limb, the psychological trauma of living in those conditions and of seeing your fellows being grabbed and killed and hanged with blood dripping next to you. And the unimaginable pain of the killing methods: skinned, plucked, boiled alive. --> Due to the diminished immune systems caused by the stress of living in the squalid conditions the animals are highly vulnerable to catching and passing on viruses. Despite other previous deadly zoonotic diseases no permanent bans have followed nor adequate animal welfare protection laws were introduced. From these markets SARS killed 774 people (WHO, 2003) and H7N9 and H5N9 Bird flu killed over 1,500 people (WHO, 2013). Now, COVID-19 currently killed 18,559 people worldwide.  WE CAN MITIGATE the emergence of other zoonotic threats and start to protect those animals by banning the sale of animals kept in those conditions for consumption and for traditional medicine, enforcing stringent animal protection laws, ensuring high standards of hygiene and begin to change cultural attitudes around consuming animals.

Vera Catalano
47,526 supporters
Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to Lorenzo Fioramonti

Chiediamo ZOOLOGIA all'Università

Parlando con molti giovani e leggendo molti forum inerenti alla materia, ho riscontrato un unico punto in comune, causa di confusione, frustrazione ed infine rassegnazione; molti giovani, con la passione per la natura e gli animali, infatti, non riescono a trovare una realtà che li soddisfi pienamente, dove sentirsi al posto giusto, studiando e informandosi in linea diretta sull'argomento di loro interesse.Lo zoologo studia e ricerca, confronta la storia, l’evoluzione, le abitudini, i comportamenti, i bisogni delle specie animali, ai fini della conoscenza e della loro tutela. Organizza poi i risultati del suo lavoro in classificazioni sistematiche e comparative, permettendo così una conoscenza approfondita a vari livelli del mondo animale.Le professioni di Zoologo ed Etologo in Italia ufficialmente non esistono! Non sono regolamentate da alcuna legge, non vantano ancora un percorso accademico definito e non esiste pertanto il relativo ordine professionale. L'unico corso di Laurea Magistrale in Italia per prepararsi a studiare il comportamento degli animali è quello proposto dall’Università degli studi di Torino, “Evoluzione del Comportamento Animale e dell'Uomo”, oltre ad alcuni Master. Come corso triennale, se ci si vuole avvicinare al mondo animale, bisogna frequentare Scienze Naturali, Scienze Biologiche o Scienze Zootecniche e Tecnologie delle Produzioni Animali (finalizzato alla formazione di figure in grado di rispondere alle esigenze delle imprese zootecniche ed agro-zootecniche).In America e in Gran Bretagna esistono molti college che offrono questa opportunità, come la Queen Mary a Londra per esempio. Ma chi non ha la possibilità di studiare all'estero? Quello che chiediamo è, quindi, di promuovere Zoologia come Corso di Laurea Triennale, in Italia, con riconoscimento legislativo ed il relativo ordine professionale. L'Italia vanta un patrimonio faunistico che merita attenzione, monitoraggio e ricerca per la sua tutela e conservazione. Diamo per favore la giusta importanza e dignità a tutti i giovani italiani che, con forte passione, vogliono investire il proprio tempo nello studio degli animali.Di seguito il testo in inglese,al fine di sollevare la questione in tutti i Paesi Europei: After speaking with several students and researching on different forums online, I became aware of the negative consequences of the lack of Zoology studies in University Institutions. This lack creates feelings of confusion, frustration and resignation in many young people who share a strong interest on the animal kingdom that can not be satisfied as there are not any Zoology Faculties or BcS (3rd year) they can attend to.Zoologists study, research and compare the history, evolution, habits, behaviors and needs of the animal species, to widen our understanding of each of them and ensure their protection. They organize the results of their work in comparative and systematic classifications, increasing our knowledge on various levels of the animal world.This discipline can already be studied all over the United Kingdom and USA and in many different institutions around the world (such as India, Australia, South Africa etc.) except in Italy and most of the European countries. In our country, there are several CdS (in a 3 years degree) that students can attend as replacement of Zoology such as Natural Science and Biology. However, due to the lack of time and resources their approach is limited and superficial, preventing students from obtaining the required skills to work and share their knowledge with the rest of the community. Zoologist and Ethologist are not regulated by any law; nor have an academic path and any relevant professional associations, which prevents those who can not afford to study abroad from fulfilling their vocation and, even more, from enriching the society with their knowledge.For all these reasons we would like Zoology to be promoted as a Course of Studies in Italy, with legal recognition and professional associations/opportunities. Acknowledging this way all the people whose passion is the animal kingdom and who are moved to learn, research, study and work on this discipline all over our country. We hope as well that, this way, we could be an example for other European countries in this innovative change. Thanks to everyone,Ester

Ester Cuffaro
102,379 supporters
Started 8 months ago

Petition to Youtube headquarters

get Brooke Houts’ YouTube channel removed following video of her abusing doberman

On wednesday, famed youtuber Brooke Houts accidentally leaked a video of her repeatedly hitting, spitting and shoving her Doberman. The YouTube star has over 340,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel, making her a very popular and famed youtuber whose dog often appears in videos of her daily life, however following the release of a video where she attempts to execute the famed challenge of pranking her dog with cellophane, she accidentally uploaded the full uncut version that features abusive and unacceptable behavior towards her pet, such as spitting on him, hitting him in an incredibly aggressive way when he jumps up on her and shoving him, in the video one can also hear her shouting at the dog and doing god knows what to him off camera. Naturally, as the owner of a dog myself I was appalled by this behaviour, especially from an entertainer who has extensive influence over a platform that is notoriously utilized by a largely young and easily influenced audience. Since then she has come out and denied animal abuse however the evidence is clear and available for anyone to view as we all know that video footage is undeniably one of, if not  the most reliable of sources. The trend of youtubers featuring their pets in videos has been an ever-increasing trend in recent years, and the difference between those who choose to share the close bond they have with a pet with their followers in a wholesome way and those who utilize animals to push their agendas of gaining influence and money from the platform can be difficult to distinguish, therefore I have started this petition to raise awareness, especially regarding those with a large media influence that animals should be respected and treated with unconditional love and not used as pawns to increase follower momentum and financial gain, especially if this involves mistreatment going as far as physical abuse behind the scenes.  Love to all, let’s keep using this wonderful platform to make the world an ever-better place. the video itself was taken down but this is a clip of what happened:  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YPBSaHl-avo

Giorgia Treggiari
901 supporters