Petition to James J. Breheny, Max Pulsinelli
End Happy The Elephant's 10 Years of Solitary Confinement
The Bronx Zoo has been given the shameful title of the 5th worst zoo for elephants in the country. The New York Times calls Happy the Bronx Zoo’s loneliest elephant. That’s because this highly intelligent and social being is one of the only zoo elephants in the entire United States who is being held alone. And it looks like her living conditions won’t change anytime soon unless we do something about it. I am asking you, my fellow animal lovers, to encourage the Bronx Zoo Director James J. Breheny to release Happy to a sanctuary where she can be in a more natural setting and live the rest of her life in peace. New standards regarding the keeping of elephants were recently passed by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the accrediting organization for American wildlife institutions. Among their recommendations was that elephants be held in groups of three or more, as they are highly social creatures. Now, zoos around the country are scrambling to comply with the regulations by AZA’s 2016 deadline. Yet, the Bronx Zoo seems steadfast in its opinion that Happy is “happy” with her solitary life. This goes against all scientific data about elephant behavior. Happy and 6 other elephant calves were captured in the wild from Thailand and brought to the States in 1977. For 25 years, she and her companion, Grumpy, were kept as a pair in the Bronx Zoo. When Grumpy passed away, she was paired with Sammy, who sadly died in 2006. It was then that the zoo decided to end its elephant program, but it didn’t relocate the elephants it currently had. For 10 years, Happy has been in a sort of solitary confinement, unable to truly interact with the other elephants held at the zoo. This is a social being like a monkey or a dolphin. Elephants thrive in the company of their own kind, where they form multi-generational family groups that remain loyal to one another for life, and the elders pass wisdom down to the younger ones to help them navigate their world. Happy is likely not at all happy. She has endured a decade of loneliness and deserves the chance to be with others of her kind in a sanctuary. Please join me in telling the Bronx Zoo to release Happy to a sanctuary and let her really have a chance at happiness.
Petition to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Bring Oscar Home
Oscar is a baby raccoon who was abandoned and would have died, had we not rescued him. We obeyed state laws and filed for a permit to keep him and we were approved. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation later revoked our permit, and showed up at our house without warning, demanding to take him or charge and arrest me for a second degree misdemeanor because he was rescued from the wild and not purchased from a breeder. Oscar is a very sweet and loving baby who had a great home here with us. He had free roam around our house and our yard and was a very happy and beloved pet. He had never been in a cage before and is now living in one. He does not have the aggressive and mean personality it takes to survive in the wild. Oscar is VERY domesticated. He knows his food comes from one of us from out of the fridge, he sleeps in bed with us and uses a litter box - all things that would be unreachable in the wild. He has never known anything other than us and his residential home. He will not survive in the wild. Raccoons are also very intelligent and emotional beings. Oscar imprinted on our family and truly loved us. He is most likely feeling lost, abandoned and depressed, having been ripped away from his home. HE DOES NOT DESERVE THIS!! The state claims that this is in his best interest, I strongly disagree. The state does not know Oscar or what is in his best interest.Oscar and our family should not have to pay the price for FWC's mistake. Please please sign our petition to help Oscar come HOME!!
Petition to Pizza , Ally Svenson, Scott Svenson
Tell MOD Pizza to stop allowing horrific animal abuse!
MOD Pizza, a pizza chain with more than 400 locations across the United States, allows horrific abuse of chickens in their supply chain. Many of their competitors, including Blaze Pizza, &pizza, Mellow Mushroom, Fresh Brothers, and Papa John’s, along with more than 200 other brands, have already publicly pledged to do better for chickens. Sign this petition to ask MOD Pizza to join their competitors by improving conditions for chickens in their supply chain. MOD Pizza has the ethical responsibility to prevent extreme suffering for the chickens used in their menu items. The company allows suppliers to grow chickens so large so quickly that the birds often become immobilized in their own waste. They breathe in toxic chemicals and sometimes suffer organ failure or even die. MOD Pizza should publicly pledge not to purchase chickens from facilities that use lower-welfare breeds or slaughter chickens by hanging them by their feet, dragging them through electrified water, and cutting their throats—sometimes while the birds are fully conscious. MOD Pizza claims to serve “food to feel good about,” but they continue to allow terrible practices. Please sign this petition to urge MOD Pizza to ban chicken cruelty from their supply chain!
Petition to Doug McMillon, Laura Phillips, Alisha Staggs, David Cheesewright, Kathleen McLaughlin, Cindy Moehring, Jeffrey J. Gearhart, Charles Redfield, Greg Smith, Scott Price, Enrique Ostalé, Richard Mayfield, Ben Hasan, David Chojnowski, Dan Bartlett
Tell Walmart Brazil to Stop Selling Eggs from Confined Hens
Did your eggs come from caged hens? If you shop at Walmart Brazil stores, the answer is likely yes. New video footage shot at a factory farm that provides eggs to a Walmart Brazil egg supplier reveals the disturbing reality for birds crammed in tiny cages. Unable to walk freely, spread her wings, or rest comfortably, each hen spends her miserable life on floor space smaller than a sheet of notebook paper. In these unsanitary conditions, sickness, disease, and death run rampant. The video reveals birds trapped in sharp cage wire or under feed troughs, trampled by their cagemates and unable to reach food and water. Surrounded by the stench of excrement and rotting corpses of other hens, this grim existence is the only one these tortured animals will ever know. Battery cages are so inhumane they have been banned in the European Union and many U.S. states. Walmart has already agreed to go cage-free in the United States and Canada; yet in Brazil, the company continues to buy from egg suppliers that cram hens into cruel cages. Even leading food retailers in Brazil, including Burger King, Subway, McDonald's, KFC, and Spoleto, have publicly pledged to switch to cage-free eggs. It’s time for Walmart Brazil to do the same. Please, take a moment to sign this petition calling on Walmart to prevent animal torture by prohibiting cruel cages in its entire egg supply chain. Thank you.
Petition to Gavin Newsom, Kevin Mullin, Chad Mayes, Nancy Skinner, Anthony Rendon, Ian C. Calderon, Kevin de LeÃ³n, Bill Monning
Outlaw Horse Racing In California
Upward of 2,000 horses die on American racetracks every year. In 2016, there were roughly 170 deaths on California tracks alone. (horseracingwrongs.com) All to serve people’s desire to place a $2 bet. Despite the typical opening day festivities with ladies in fancy garb and big hats, there is nothing glamorous about horse racing. Racetracks are battlefields where horses pay with their lives for our entertainment. How can we justify a spectacle in which an animal gets instantly euthanized for merely spraining an ankle or breaking a leg? Racehorses are tormented and tortured for the sole purpose of generating profits for their owners and race promoters. How is this, the so-called “Sport of Kings”, still legal? It wasn’t that long ago that another blood sport - greyhound racing - was legal in much of the United States. A more enlightened view has emerged that rightly recognizes it for what it truly is; cruel, inhumane and exploitative. Animal activists and advocates have fought long and hard to render it illegal in 40 states and counting. Similarly, horse racing should be outlawed. Regulations to improve treatment of horses and reduce their rate of death are ineffective, as they are neither followed nor enforced. Frankly, given the money at stake, there are huge incentives to cheat at the track, as well as recklessly breed horses for speed to the detriment of their general health. The only answer is complete abolishment of the horse racing industry. California can pave the way for other states by being the first to pass legislation making horse racing illegal. Please join me in calling upon California lawmakers to ban horse racing, as well as gambling on horse racing, in the State of California.
Petition to Bill Cantrell, Janet Donlin, Jeffrey Howard, Robert M. Beech, Robin Broadway
Eliminate ALL Two Year Old Tennessee Walking Horse Classes (“Big Lick”)
The Tennessee Walking Horse is the ONLY equine breed in the World which shows TWO YEAR OLDS wearing approximately EIGHT POUND SHOES with CHAINS hitting the sensitive skin above the horse's front hooves. The "Baby" Horses are put into "TRAINING" often as early as 14-15 months old. They are "STARTED" with a "SMALL" foot/package which is built up to the larger size platform shoes. They are "SORED" to see if they can "WALK" through the pain, and Step High to be a Tennessee Walking Show Horse. This is the prized (and abominable) "Big Lick" Gait. Here is a Video of "Amazing Honor", TWHBEA Registration #21602014 - (Foal Date - April 14, 2016) - She was started under saddle on September 6, 2017 at the age of 17 Months. This video shows 59 DAYS of "Big Lick" Training (Sep. 6 - Nov. 4) needed to "Make" a "Big Lick" Show Prospect. https://youtu.be/KOouMSaKRdE A nightmare of Animal Cruelty was on display in Laurel, MS last Saturday night, March 3, 2018. Viewed over 161,000 times, this CCABLAC Video shows a 23 month Tennessee Walking Horse – “HRH Princess Charlotte” – struggling to do the high stepping “Big Lick” gait. https://www.facebook.com/BillyGoBoy/videos/1458130324310059/ “HRH Princess Charlotte” is trying to go in a straight line while wearing approximately EIGHT POUND SHOES, and CHAINS are hitting her sensitive skin above her front hooves. “HRH Princess Charlotte’s” foal date is March 26, 2016. At 23 months, she is the equivalent of a 15 year old child. “The ‘Big Lick’ is a pain induced gait,” says Equine Vet Dr. John Haffner, Horse Science Professor at MTSU (Middle Tennessee State University). "It is a business based on the suffering and pain of Horses”. “Soring” is the illegal and cruel practice of using chemical and mechanical methods to create pain in a gaited show horses front feet to exaggerate their animated step. Here is a CCABLAC Video of the TWO YEAR OLD Gelding Class at the 2017 Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration which has been seen over 675,000 times. https://www.facebook.com/BillyGoBoy/videos/1287773114679115/ And this shocking (DoDo) video - "Here's What Soring Does To Horses" - exposes the “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse Racket as nothing more than base and abject ANIMAL CRUELTY. https://www.facebook.com/DodoImpact/videos/1602145449802542/ The video has been viewed over 15 MILLION TIMES since being released on March 7, 2017. It features “Gen’s Ice Glimmer”, an abused Tennessee Walking Show Horse. https://youtu.be/0G95-ANvkPE Many Tennessee Walking Horses like “HRH Princess Charlotte” are started under saddle as merely “Babies” – about 15-17 months old. Putting a 23 month old filly in the Show Ring wearing approximately EIGHT POUND SHOES and CHAINS is barbaric, and an atrocity. The "Big Lick" gait should never be accepted or sanctioned by civilized society in 2018. Please voice YOUR outrage and opposition to this vile practice by SIGNING and SHARING this Petition. Your Signatures and Comments will be delivered to: · Mr. Bill Cantrell, President of the Walking Horse Trainers Association; · Ms. Janet Donlin, CEO, American Veterinary Medical Association; · Mr. Jeffrey Howard, Publisher - The Walking Horse Report/Director of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration; · Mr. Robert M. Beech, Vice President, Equine Welfare - Tennessee Walking Horse Breed Registry (TWHBEA); · Ms. Robin Broadway, President, American Horse Council. After you SIGN, please SHARE the petition with your friends and family via email, Face Book, and Twitter! Your PETITION Signatures and Comments will be delivered to the proper officials. "WE, The People” – CCABLAC (Citizens Campaign Against “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty) “Speaking FOR ‘The Horses’ Who Cannot Speak For Themselves” Here is the “Story of CCABLAC (Citizens Campaign Against Animal Cruelty To Tennessee Walking Horses (“Big Lick”. https://www.facebook.com/BillyGoBoy/videos/1143804862409275/ https://youtu.be/MuKWcqUdZbc CCABLAC, is a “WE, The People” grassroots movement. The “Citizens Campaign Against Animal Cruelty To Tennessee Walking Horses (“Big Lick”) - has peacefully assembled and protested against Animal Cruelty to “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horses from the Gulf of Mexico at Panama City Beach, FL; to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, NC; all the way to the White House in Washington, D.C. one year ago when it delivered over 100,000 signatures against the Animal Cruelty.
Petition to Bill Cantrell, Janet Donlin, Jeffrey Howard, Rory Williams, Robin Broadway
Abolish All "BABY HORSE" Two Year Old Tennessee Walking Horse Classes (“Big Lick”)
The Tennessee Walking Horse is the ONLY equine breed in The World which shows TWO YEAR OLDS wearing approximately EIGHT POUND SHOES with CHAINS hitting the sensitive skin above the horse's front hooves. The "BABY HORSES” are put into "TRAINING" often as early as 15-16 months old. They are "STARTED" with a "SMALL" foot/package which-h is built up to the larger size platform shoes. They are "SORED" to see if they can "WALK" through the pain, and ‘Step High’ to be a Tennessee Walking Show Horse. This shocking (DoDo) video - "Here's What Soring Does To Horses" exposes the “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse Animal Racket as nothing more than base and abject ANIMAL CRUELTY. https://www.facebook.com/NowThisNews/videos/1606891339327953/ Viewed over 16.4 MILLION TIMES, the viral video features “Gen’s Ice Glimmer”, an abused Tennessee Walking Show Horse. The first horse show is a Two Year Old “BABY HORSE” at the 2016 Coumbia, TN “Big Lick” Horse Show. This Video is from the “BABY HORSE” Two Year Old Class at Asheville, NC in October 2018. It has been viewed over 343,000 times. https://www.facebook.com/BillyGoBoy/videos/172197800350091/ This Video is the “BABY HORSE” Two Year Old World Grand Champion at the 2018 Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration. Facebook first “covered”, and then removed the content as being “graphic and violent”. The TN Walking Horse National Celebration considers it to be wholesome family entertainment. https://youtu.be/2GfihLBW3Ao This video shows 59 DAYS of "Big Lick" Training on a “BABY HORSE” (Sep. 6 - Nov. 4) needed to "Make" a "Big Lick" Show Prospect. https://youtu.be/KOouMSaKRdE “The ‘Big Lick’ is a pain induced gait,” says Equine Vet Dr. John Haffner, Horse Science Professor at MTSU (Middle Tennessee State University). "It is a business based on the suffering and pain of Horses”. “Soring” is the illegal and cruel practice of using chemical and mechanical methods to create pain in a gaited show horses front feet to exaggerate their animated step." Many Tennessee Walking Horses like are started under saddle as merely “Babies” – about 15-17 months old in the Fall of the year. And now Videos like this one are starting to surface on the internet with “Big Lick” Trainers and owners bragging about the progress of the “BABY HORSES” doing the “Big Lick”? https://youtu.be/iL0T8NGvUYQ Putting “BABY HORSES” in the Show Ring wearing approximately EIGHT POUND SHOES and CHAINS is barbaric, and an atrocity. The "Big Lick" gait should never be accepted or sanctioned by civilized society in 2019. Please voice YOUR outrage and opposition to this vile practice by SIGNING and SHARING this Petition. Your Signatures and Comments will be delivered to: · Mr. Bill Cantrell, President of the Walking Horse Trainers Association; · Ms. Janet Donlin, CEO, American Veterinary Medical Association; · Mr. Jeffrey Howard, Publisher - The Walking Horse Report/Director of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration; · Mr. Rory Williams, Executive Director (TWHBEA) Breed Registry; · Ms. Robin Broadway, President, American Horse Council. After you SIGN, please SHARE the petition with your friends and family via email, Face Book, and Twitter! Your PETITION Signatures and Comments will be delivered to the proper officials. To end this "BABY HORSE" Torture, the “WE, The People” - CCABLAC (Citizens Campaign Against Animal Cruelty To Tennessee Walking Horses (“Big Lick”) and Animal Wellness Action of Washington, D. C. first proposed the introduction of the “U.S. Senator Joseph D. Tydings Memorial PAST Act” to end the Animal Cruelty to Tennessee Walking Horses Here is that story: https://www.facebook.com/BillyGoBoy/videos/387172041860204/ The "TYDINGS Memorial PAST Act" was introduced in the U. S. House of Representatives on January 22, 2019. http://billygoboy.com/2019/01/22/breaking-news-two-large-animal-vet-u-s-representatives-introduce-the-u-s-senator-joseph-d-tydings-memorial-past-act-on-tuesday-january-22-2019/
Petition to Mr. Rory Williams
CCABLAC Calls On TWHBEA Sr. VP Mr. Charles Gleghorn To Resign For Federal Suspension!!
Please Click HERE to SIGN and SHARE: https://www.change.org/p/ccablac-calls-on-mr-charles-gleghorn-to-resign-as-officer-director-tn-walking-horse-breed-assn This BillyGoBoy.Com article has the latest news on TWHBEA officlal Mr. Charles Gleghorn: http://billygoboy.com/2017/07/08/city-of-arab-alabama-pulls-plug-on-25-year-tennessee-walking-horse-show-featuring-big-lick-animal-cruelty/ BillyGoBoy.Com website broke this story - July 1, 2017. http://billygoboy.com/2017/07/01/number-two-man-at-tennessee-walking-horse-breed-registry-twhbea-hammered-with-three-year-federal-disqualification-for-sore-horses-at-2016-tennessee-walking-horse-national-celebration/ Please SIGN and ask Number Two Man At the Tennessee Walking Horse Breed Registry, Mr. Charles Gleghorn, to immediately resign his positions as Officer and Director of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders & Exhibitors Association (TWHBEA). Serving a THREE YEAR FEDERAL DISQUALIFICATION for TWO SORE HORSES is not acceptable. CCABLAC (Citizens Campaign Against "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty) “We Speak FOR “The Horses” Who Cannot Speak For Themselves” Here is the “Story of CCABLAC (Citizens Campaign Against “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty … Speaking FOR “The Horses” … https://www.facebook.com/BillyGoBoy/videos/1143804862409275/ https://youtu.be/MuKWcqUdZbc