Petition to James C. Foster, Capitol Hill, Air France
Shut Down Charles River Laboratories!
Close down Charles River Laboratories! Every year more than 100 million animals are killed in labs. They suffer their whole life, not knowing what happiness and freedom is. They fear for their life every second. Charles River Laboratories is the largest breeder for animals to use in labs and experiments in the world according to PETA. Many animals at Charles River Laboratories are bred in disgusting factory farms or taken away from their home and family from the wild. They also conduct cruel test on the animals. The animals have to experience pain and stress everyday in small lonely cages where workers cruelly neglect them. Many animals are not given anesthesia or pain killers and are killed at the end of each test when they survived the horror but are no longer needed. According to the Humane Society of the United States an example of a cruel test they conducted was on three dogs who were force fed a test substance every day for five days. They started to have a higher heart rate, difficulty breathing, and were very cold to touch. One died and the other two were euthanized later. Charles River Laboratories has many AWA violations. They have made "mistakes" that resulted in painful deaths for the defenseless animals. One example is a female monkey who was locked in her cage and was burned alive in a high temperature cage washer when worker "forgot" to take her out. There are many non-animal testing methods that are cheaper, faster, and more reliable. Please sign this petition for the animals!
Petition to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Directors
Reverse the USDA's Blackout of Information Related to Animals in Labs!
The decision to delete thousands of records related to the welfare of animals in laboratories and taking away any public access to the previous online USDA/APHIS database, ensures there is NO transparency. This is extremely dangerous and unethical, as facilities will be able to do whatever they want with and to animals without public oversight, such as breaking the law and hiding the information. Facilities can now be free to do this and nobody will ever know.
Petition to New York Blood Center
Don't abandon chimpanzees for whom you promised to provide lifetime care!
Sixty six captive chimpanzees in Liberia, Africa have been abandoned by the New York Blood Center (NYBC)—an organization with assets of $450 million and major corporate partners. The chimpanzees are in danger of dehydration and starvation. Please sign the petition to urge NYBC to reinstate funding for this chimpanzee colony before it’s too late! For years, NYBC used these chimpanzees in medical research, infecting many of them with hepatitis viruses. After decades of confinement, these chimpanzees do not have the skills to survive in the wild. They are completely reliant on humans for survival, but despite previously committing to the lifetime care of these chimpanzees, NYBC recently withdrew all funding for the care of the chimpanzees in March. Effectively they have left these poor chimpanzees to suffer from dehydration and starvation. The New York Blood Center is a large American organization that provides blood, develops blood related products, but it also conducts medical research. In the 1970's, NYBC worked with the Liberian Institute for Biomedical Research to create Vilab II to obtain and breed chimpanzees for use in medical research. After using and profiting from them for decades, NYBC decided the chimps were no longer needed for future research and retired them to small islands near the lab. NYBC publicly proclaimed their commitment to the lifetime care of the chimpanzees, but walked away from their ethical responsibility when they stopped all funding for the chimpanzees' care. We owe our thanks to the longtime caretakers who have continued to care for the chimpanzees voluntarily but this is not a sustainable solution for the chimpanzees or their caretakers. Without money to provide for the needs of these chimpanzees, they will suffer from dehydration and starvation. These chimps need your voice to survive so please sign my petition asking NYBC to fulfill their promise of lifetime care for these chimpanzees. I will also send your messages to NYBC’s corporate partners (Metlife, IBM and Citigroup) to let them know about your concern. After signing the petition, please visit the fundraising page to donate for the emergency care of these chimps.
Petition to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Kamala Harris, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
A Look to DIE For
Remember that pet rabbit that you bought your little ones for their birthday? Now imagine that same rabbit being bought by a cosmetic or pharmaceutical company in order to test their product. Cosmetics, dishwashing liquid, drain cleaner, and other substances are dripped into the animal's eyes, leaving them to suffer from swelling, irritation, and other symptoms such as discharge. They are required to go through harsh treatments in order for scientists to find the perfect solution that will benefit humans, and as a result most of these animals die or are severely injured. Due to animals and humans sharing similar diseases and qualities, scientists use animals as a model trial, so that human lives are not put into danger. What this results in is an expensive procedure, and findings that are not successful towards curing diseases.‘“We have moved away from studying human disease in humans. … We all drank the Kool-Aid on that one, me included. … The problem is that [animal testing] hasn’t worked, and it’s time we stopped dancing around the problem. … We need to refocus and adapt new methodologies for use in humans to understand disease biology in humans.” ’ (Dr. Elias Zerhouni). One of the main problems that occurs with animal testing is that, it is not always successful in the human trials. Animals are tested for medicinal and cosmetic purposes, due to the similar characteristics and diseases that we share. In a study performed by Theodora Capaldo, the New England Anti- Vivisection Society, she proved why the use of animals in testing was not necessary. “ A 2004 study from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found that 92 percent of drugs entering clinical trials following animal testing fail to be approved” (Capaldo, NEAVS). Furthermore, the use of animals has essentially slowed the human race down from finding a more suitable cure for diseases. This is an ongoing problem that continues to rise, if there is not another method taken into consideration to test for a cure. Currently the Department of Agriculture is foreseeing that companies using animals to test, adhere to the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), which is taking effect all over the United States. With this law in place, specific animals are not to be tested on. However, the law “excludes roughly 95% of the animals tested upon (such as rats, mice, birds, fish, and reptiles) and provides only minimal protection for the rest”( Animal Legal Defense Fund,2017) Not only is majority of the animals not being protected, but labs are not required to report the non-AWA protected animals. There is still a tremendous chunk of animals that are being tested on, and being bound to suffer at the hands of scientist who inject chemicals into their bodies. With this in mind, proposing a modification to this specific act could potentially save the lives of these innocent creatures. As well as encouraging companies to use other resources to expand their research, instead of the use of animals. Other alternative opportunities include the following: “Harvard’s Wyss Institute has created “organs-on-chips” that contain human cells grown in a state-of-the-art system to mimic the structure and function of human organs and organ systems” (PETA). “ Studies show that these models can accurately predict the ways that new drugs will react in the human body and replace the use of animals in exploratory research and many standard drug tests” (PETA). With much more solutions to the use of animal testing, protecting the lives’ of these creatures is within reach.
Petition to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
End Animal Cruelty
As there are already so many brands that do not employ animal testing to insure their products safety, what excuse do the other brands have for continuing such a practice? Each year, over 100 million animals are killed during this process and it is important that this process is ended for the helpless animals who can't end it for themselves.
Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate
Pass Bill to Ban Cruel VA Medical Testing on Dogs
Every year in the U.S., tens of thousands of dogs are tortured and killed in gruesome medical experiments. They may be sliced, burned, mutilated, electrocuted or force-fed poisonous chemicals. Many of these experiments are carried out by the Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA). But there is new hope for dogs brutalized in VA testing. Congress has recently introduced the Preventing Unkind and Painful Procedures and Experiments on Respected Species Act (PUPPERS act) to ban cruel experiments on dogs by the VA. For the dogs' sake, it is crucial that this legislation pass. The bill follows haunting exposés by the White Coat Waste Project, which reveal VA labs committing atrocities such as inducing heart attacks in puppies, and giving dogs methamphetamine before killing them so their brains could be dissected. Since the shocking abuse was exposed, progress has already been made. On July 26, the House passed an amendment to defund experiments like this for the next fiscal year. The amendment now awaits approval by the Senate. Defunding is an excellent step -- but the next step is to ban the cruelty permanently. Sign the petition to urge congress to pass the PUPPERS act to end VA torture of dogs for good, and then take action to ban ALL cruel experiments on animals.
Petition to Senator Marco Rubio, Senator Bill Nelson, Representative Brian Mast, Brian J. Mast, Marco Rubio, Bill Nelson, Brian J. Mast
Passing of "Buffy's Law"
Veterinarians make many life and death decisions for our pets. Numerous animals have died or been maltreated as a result of substance abuse by impaired veterinarians. Yet veterinarians have access to drugs and are not compelled to have themselves or their employees drug tested. This is a DANGEROUS problem. If the state required and enforced mandatory regular and random drug testing....many of the victims of bad vets would still be alive. Drug testing has become a standard part of employment for people who work with cash, utilities, retailers, supermarket chains, casino's, warehouses, government contractors to name a few. Subsequently those repeat offenders who continue to use drugs, alcohol or any mind altering substances should have their licenses revoked. There are many good and caring veterinarians out there, however those who have criminal records and/or substance abuse problems are the ones this petition is applying to. Please sign this petition today. Don't wait until another pet suffers and/or dies as a result of impaired veterinarian.
Petition to Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Delbert Ray, Martin Harvier, Bryan Meyers, Deanna Scabby, Michael Dallas, Kent Andrews, Carla Banuelos, Lena Jackson
Stop the Monkey Farm from breeding monkeys to use the babies for scientific experiments
Monkeys that were meant to be in a sanctuary were sold to scientists to become breeders. The University of Washington is funding the project and leasing the facility from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. The monkeys are kept in the desert in a caged facility with the babies that are born being sent to the Center of Disease Control. They are being used to experiment on with infectious diseases. They should be living in a habitat where they can play and their babies not taken from them for horrific science experiments. I am asking that accommodations be made for the monkeys to be returned to a sanctuary environment and that all breeding programs for scientific experiments be stopped on the reservation.