animal welfare

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Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Joy Hentschke

We the undersigned wish to see Streaky Bay Council laws on Volunteer Cat Traps change.

At the moment Volunteer Cat Trapping is welcomed by the District Council of Streaky Bay, as Feral Cats have been always been & continue to be a problem for this town. Unfortunately though, not everyone seems to be doing the right thing as suggested by Council & many Pet Cats are mysteriously disappearing. The Council laws needs to be looked at, so that Pet Cats & their owners are protected.  Cat trapping needs to be undertaken ONLY by Council Officers, so that it's Feral Cats being caught & euthanised properly, NOT family pets by Community members hiring a trap to deal with a problem Pet in their area. It is far too easy to trap a neighboring cat & dispose of it, without anyone ever knowing. Many people in Streaky Bay have had Pet Cats mysteriously disappear & some people have stories about how they are fully aware of who disposed of their pet after trapping it in a Volunteer Cat trap (easily available from Council) or from many sites on the internet. We would like The District Council of Streaky Bay of SA to meet & discuss making changes to the hiring of Cat traps to members of the Community within the town. We would like the following changes to be made: Volunteer Cat Trapping to STOP within the inner residential part of Streaky Bay. That descision be made very clear to Community members & a fine put in place for ignoring the new Bi-Law. We require our local Council to protect Pet owners in the Community by making these changes.    

Berlinda Brumfield
620 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Jackie Trad, Steven Miles

Keep Farm Animal Rescue Open for Visitors

Farm Animal Rescue is a registered charity and sanctuary for animals that have been rescued from starvation, danger and abuse. The Queensland Government has made the decision to ban visitors from Farm Animal Rescue unless we spend $300,000 adding an additional lane to Dayboro Road, a highway managed by Queensland Transport and Main Roads. Our supporters donate to the charity to help animals, not so that we can improve the states' highway infrastructure. Regardless of this, we don't have $300,000 to spend. In fact this is much more than we make from donations and contributions each year. The Queensland Government are requiring this action because of "safety". On average we have one visitor vehicle arrive at the farm each day. This is opposed to some of our neighbours who receive up to 400 visitor vehicles per day, including heavy vehicles, and do not have an additional lane on the highway outside their premises. In fact we have been told that even with zero increased visitor volume, we would be required to carry out construction of the highway just to be able to avoid a visitor ban.  While we have total confidence in our current supporters staying with us, it is not feasible for us to maintain the sanctuary if we are forced to tell new supporters that they cannot see our work. Our financial projections show that ultimately this requirement will cause the sanctuary to close. We ask that Jackie Trad, Deputy Premier and Minister for Transport and Planning, instruct her team to find a way that we can maintain some visitor access to the sanctuary without the need to develop the State's highway infrastructure. Thank you for your support. We have one week to turn this around, please sign this petition now and share it with your friends.

Farm Animal Rescue
42,758 supporters