Petition to AWL Board
Urgently re-open the Ingleside animal shelter
There is a desperate need for the Ingleside animal shelter to be reopened to provide facilities for stray, lost, abandoned or surrendered animals. Due to its location, the facility also has access to one of the best markets for re-homing and an income stream from boarding. The Animal Welfare League (AWL) NSW recently permanently closed the relatively new million dollar state-of-the-art facility without consultation or transparency to the community who funded it through fundraising and bequests. The land is worth several million dollars and given the costs of the Sydney property market, the opportunity to acquire such an asset in the future will be near impossible. NOTE: Updates will be posted to this Facebook page http://bit.ly/1sVtYZa We the petitioners, hereby petition the Board of the AWL NSW, currently consisting of GLYNIS BOOBYER NARELLE COCKS JEANETTE EMANUEL DAVID HOPE AUDREY MCGEOWN CHRISTINE RICHARDSON JOANNE RIGHETTI SHAWN SKYRING ANNETTE TOMLINSON as follows: To take all necessary steps to re-open the shelter. To publicly explain details of the compliance issues relating to waste water management and building codes which caused the shelter to close down, and why the shelter cannot be reopened. Disclose and make public any proposed sale or redevelopment of the Ingleside shelter site. You can read more about the shelter here http://savingpets.com.au/blog/animal-welfare-league-nsw-ingleside-shelter-closure
Petition to House of Representatives; Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy
End Pig Cruelty in New Zealand
Right now, thousands of mother pigs in New Zealand are being kept in 'farrowing crates'. A farrowing crate is a metal cage used in factory farming to confine a female breeding pig (sow) just prior to, and after she has given birth to her piglets. These crates are so small, she cannot even turn around. Most sows in New Zealand are kept in farrowing crates for four to five weeks at a time, two to three times a year. The life of a sow kept in a farrowing crate is deeply traumatic. The crates do not provide for the behavioural welfare of sows when giving birth and nursing their piglets. A mother pig can only stand up and lie down in a farrowing crate. With no straw for bedding, she scrapes her nose over the cold, bare floor in an attempt to build a nest for her piglets. Her inability to properly mother her piglets only adds further to her frustration. Her piglets are taken away at just a few weeks of age. The grieving sow is impregnated again almost immediately, and kept in a small pen, to be returned to the crate five days before giving birth. Here the cycle of abuse begins again. Banning farrowing crates will help end this mistreatment of pigs. You can help achieve this goal by signing the petition.
Petition to Niall Blair
Our tiny Jack Russell was mutilated and dumped - justice for Honey
Honey, mum’s sweet 14 yr old Jack Russell and much-loved member of the family, was brutally tortured. Mutilated and her body tossed away without a thought. We found her lifeless corpse in a neighbour’s yard. Honey may have been little in size, but had a big heart and glowing personality. Now our sweet furry mate is gone. Another pet innocently taken by the hands of man. We've heard of other incidents of torturous animal abuse in the area -- many going unpunished. We're terrified that Honey's death could be swept under the carpet. I am fed up of reading about poor pets being brutally killed, their abusers getting away free. When is Enough is enough Australia. Our politicians need to harden up on punishments for animal welfare rights. Please help me demand justice for Honey and a crackdown on animal cruelty laws in NSW. Rip little honey girl xx
Petition to Victorian State Government, Melbourne City Council, Melbourne Central Shopping Centre
Shut down @pets Melbourne central
Everybody knows of the renowned @pets located within Melbourne central shopping centre. There have been numerous complaints and petitions trying to have this horrible shop shut down. It seems as though profits are worth more than the innocent little lives that suffer day by day, including the mothers of these poor beings who are most likely locked away in tiny little cages on an over crowded breeding mill. Animals who have been bred for the purpose of profit tend to burnout within 5 years and are then killed. It is a well known fact that there are overpopulated shelters throughout Melbourne who euthanise thousands of healthy animals a year, if this sick torture chamber of a store is shut down then it gives the homeless animals a stronger chance at life. I am willing to do my research and organise homes for the animals on the closure of the store. I find this store and it's owners absolutely vile, these are innocent living beings who are suffering at the hands of humans all for a profit. No amount of money is worth what these sick and depressed animals are suffering, as human beings we have the power to make a change. Animals do not have a voice but I will continue to fight for them and be their voice until somebody listens. I urge you to look within your heart and show some compassion and mercy on the fellow loving beings who are suffering for a dollar.
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 Council as Feral Cats have been 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 owners of Pet Cats are protected.
Petition to Government of Western Australia, Conservation and Parks, Conservation and Parks Commission, Department of parks and wildlife, Environmental Protection Authority, Keep Australia Beautiful WA, Qualatex Balloon Company
Ban balloons before it's too late
The balloon industry says balloons are safe to release into the air. Apparently, they rise up so high into the atmosphere that they burst into 'miniscule, harmless pieces.' So why are we still finding balloons floating in our oceans? Why do we find them littered amongst the seaweed on our coastlines? Why do we see them getting caught in trees? Balloons, and other man made materials, are much too alike in their appearance to food, in the eyes of our ocean creatures. This petition is important in many aspects, some of which including the preservation of Australia's pristine beaches, the duty of care we have for fauna all around us, and the seemingly never ending issue of landfill and carbon emissions. This petition is for ALL OF US. It's for our grandchildren and the future of planet Earth. Balloons are not a necessity, they are a luxury - one that I know we can all live happily without.
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.
Petition to Invercargill City Council, Ministry for Primary Industries
Invercargill City Council need to change policy on dog euthanasia to a humane method
Invercargill City Council stand by their methods of euthanasia with impounded dogs they either deem unsafe or cannot rehome. They use a bolt gun. Dogs are pets, companion animals, usually loved by family members. A more humane method by a vet using a lethal injection is preferred.