Petition to Bob Blumenfield and Members
The Los Angeles City Fur Ban - Make Los Angeles Fur Free!
Make LA Fur Free - The Los Angeles City Fur Ban. Councilmember Bob Blumenfield recently introduced a measure to ban the sale and manufacture of fur products within the City of Los Angeles. The motion was co-presented by Councilmember Paul Koretz and seconded by Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell. The effort was spearheaded by the Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation and Animal Hope in Legislation If passed, the ban would prohibit the sale and manufacture of products such as shoes, handbags or clothing that are made in whole or in part of fur, with an exemption for used fur products. The issue has been assigned to the Personnel and Animal Welfare Committees. We are urging that the motion be heard and approved in committee, asking ALL members of city council to lend their support to this important measure. The fur trade is a brutal industry where millions of animals such as foxes, minks, rabbits, dogs, cats, raccoons, and chinchilla’s are killed every year. Most of these animals are raised on fur farms, where they are kept in cages, barely bigger than their bodies and confined to a life of misery. They live through intense stress and engage in psychotic behaviors like repetitive pacing, self-mutilation and cannibalism. They endure this life only to be killed in some of the most inhumane ways - electrocuted and stunned, some still alive as they are being skinned. They are submitted to this suffering solely for the sake of their fur. As a fashion mecca and the second largest city in the United States, this measure is life changing, and seeks to set an example of compassion for the rest of the country and the world to follow. Today there are countless varieties of fabric and fur alternatives. There is no need for this brutal industry, and Los Angeles should not support this cruelty. Other California cities with similar bans in place include West Hollywood, Berkley, and San Francisco. That is why we are urging all members of the city council to support Councilmembers Blumenfield, Ko retz and O’Farrell, and pass this important measure that would change the future of fur products and save countless animals.
Petition to Street Dog shelter
5$ from 300 Animal lovers can save Tin Tin
Tin tin suffered severe emaciation for years and he is in ICU now We need to collect 1500$ in two days assist and join us in our mission on saving Tin tin Please donate and help us to save tin tin he needs your help https://www.paypal.me/streetdogshelter1 Thank you For more details please visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SDSCARE
Petition to Hon. Madelin Einbinder, Senator James Holzapfel, Mayor Thomas F. Kelaher
Tell Ocean County Family Court To Return Womans Support Animals.
On September 13, 2018, the Hon. Debra Gramiccioni of the Ocean County Family Court, Toms River, NJ, made a decision that forced my friend, Delphine Jones, to share her federally licensed support animals with her abusive ex-boyfriend. This decision is devastating to her, and her dogs. Smidgen and Bug were rescued by Ms. Jones several years ago. They have already suffered, and she brought them back to health. Both of these dogs are her life. She is their rescuer and their caretaker. She was seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident....Bug and Smidgen have helped her heal, physically and emotionally. She has now been forced by Judge Gramiccioni to give her dogs, every other week, to a man who has NEVER taken them to a vet visit. NEVER given them their medication. NEVER bought them a bag of food. These dogs have had to protect her against him in the past. We fear he may harm them to spite her. It is urgent that this travesty not be allowed to continue.
Petition to Storyful , Storyful Press, Storyful Inquiries
Storyful - Stop Promoting Dangerous Acts to Animals As Fun - To Make A Profit
See a quivering bunny being forced into a frightful dangerous position gripped by the throat/neck and back legs where struggling could result in a broken neck or vertebral fracture resulting in death or paralysis. The careless way of (unnecessarily) trimming hair could also result in stabbing the neck, cutting the skin or over stressing the rabbit into a serious medical condition. Rabbits are the quintessential prey animal, timid and startle easily, their adrenaline response to any perceived threat is very high. Improper handling can result in increased stress can result in shock or injury to the animal. A sudden frightened kick with its hind legs is all it takes to snap the rabbit’s backbone and render a rabbit paralyzed. The owner sold the rights of this video to Storyful to make a profit, in turn Storyful made a profit also. They have no regards for the animals they are using for profits as seen in previous videos. It’s videos like this that encourage others to learn or practice dangerous acts to animals. The lack of common sense just for entertainment and wow factor is despicable. Sharing them is just as wrong. No reason for a baby rabbit to have its hair cut, let alone cutting a rabbits hair from its stomach. Rabbits normally do not need groomed unless they have long hair and prone to mats, or have health issues. Necessary trimming would never involve the dangerous act seen here. Promoting dangerous acts to animals for profit is not cute! It is unethical. Baby Bunny Wheels - pimped out for profit with a broken back on a skateboard, resulting in death. Dog Is Less Than Impressed With Energetic Rabbit - what starts out to be playing fun, turns into a predator attack which was terrifying to the baby rabbit (prey animal) easily to result in fatal injuries, shock, illness or death. Storyful Facebook Page Storyful Contact Page
Petition to Gavin Newsom (Lieutenant Governor), 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 Senator Loretta Weinberg, Dr. Michael Yurkus, Jonathan Eisenmenger, Governor Phil Murphy, New Jersey State House, New Jersey State Senate, Lt Governor Sheila Oliver, Senator Bob Menendez, Senator Cory Booker, Congressman Josh Gottheimer, Congressman Albio Sires, Congressman William James Pascrell, Jr., Senator Nicholas J. Sacco, Assemblyman BenjieE. Wimberly, Senator Linda Greenstein, Assemblywoman Sharonda E. Sumter, Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Senator Paul A. Sarlo, Assemblywoman Marlene Caride, Assemblyman Gary Schaer
Protect New Jersey's Dogs and Cats with Jack's Law
Jack's Law would help save the lives of more than 500,000 dogs and cats in New Jersey by restricting the responsibilities of recent veterinary school graduates and require interns to be supervised — in person — by experienced veterinarians, especially in critical care situations. It would also require veterinary hospitals be transparent and honest to consumers about exactly who treats the animals left in their care. Currently there are no laws in New Jersey prohibiting a recent veterinary school graduate from being the sole medical provider in a hospital setting — even in a critical care unit. In New Jersey, an intern works under a veterinarian’s license. However, the licensed veterinarian is not required to be present when the intern is working, or to personally supervise him or her. When we take our dogs and cats to veterinary hospitals, we should be able to trust that the people caring for our loved ones are experienced professionals. Eighteen months ago, I lost my incredibly loved and irreplaceable collie, Jack. Jack died in Red Bank Veterinary Hospital (RBVH) as the result of being left overnight in the Critical Care Unit under the unsupervised care of an inexperienced and incompetent intern. It was only after Jack died that I learned that the sole medical provider caring for him in the CCU had just graduated from veterinary school two months earlier and had only been working as a "veterinarian" for less than two weeks. In fact, she had not even passed the state exam or received a license from the state. Jack died because the intern who was supposed to be taking care of him wasn't paying attention or because of her inexperience, she just didn't know how to help him. For nearly 13 years I kept Jack healthy, happy and strong despite the fact that he was born with a megaesophagus which required continual observation and care. All of that was destroyed with one lie, one intern and one irreversible mistake. In short, Jack had a feeding tube surgically inserted into his abdomen at RBVH. This was to be a temporary measure to help him recover from a serious bout of esophagitis. The surgery was deemed a success. Both the surgeon and admitting veterinarian were so pleased with his progress that they told my husband and me that we could take him home the next morning. In fact, when we saw Jack twice that afternoon, he was alert and coherent. He immediately recognized us and kissed my face. His temperature and breathing were normal. Jack looked so well, we went home—confident that he was being cared for properly and professionally. But by 9 p.m., while under the unsupervised care of the intern, Jack aspirated. By morning, Jack's condition had dramatically deteriorated. He had a raging fever and needed oxygen to breathe. Instead of bringing him home, we buried Jack alongside his brother in Hartsdale Pet Cemetery, the very next day. For most of us who share our lives with dogs and/or cats, our four legged friends are much more than pets—they are members of our family. We love them, care for them and do our very best to protect them. That's the only reason we went to RBVH. It was supposed to provide exemplary surgical and post-operative care. What makes Jack's death even more devastating is the fact that it was completely avoidable. When I told the admitting veterinarian how concerned I was about leaving him in the care of an inexperienced vet tech, she promised to put him in the CCU where he would be kept under the constant, careful supervision of a veterinarian. Had I known that the "veterinarian" had just graduated two months earlier and had only been practicing as a vet for two weeks, I never would have left him there. Unbelievably, there's nothing to prevent what happened to Jack from happening again. While there are no statistics to quote, I called all the emergency hospitals listed on the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association's website and most of them hire interns. Who knows how many unsupervised interns have made similar critical mistakes. Jack was an incredible soul. He made everyone around him feel happy and loved. He was intelligent, funny and beautiful. He was so much more than that. I am heartbroken and will miss him forever. It is unforgivable that Jack died because I wasn't told the truth. It would be unconscionable to allow others to die simply because nothing was done to change that awful truth. I hope that with your help, we can save other families and their beloved dogs and cats from similar heartache. Please do not let Jack's death be in vain. Thank you very, very much.
Petition to firstname.lastname@example.org; , JUbario@animalcare.lacounty.gov; , ACardona@animalcare.lacounty.gov , MarkRidley-Thomas@bos.lacounty.gov , JGutierrez@animalcare.lacounty.gov , email@example.com , PWebb@animalcare.lacounty.gov , MLopez2@animalcare.lacounty.gov
Remove Alison Cardona as Deputy Director for Violating HAYDEN’S LAW!
Update: 9/4/18: 2 dogs have been found DEAD in their kennels in a 4 day span! Dogs are dying at Carson - in their kennels - on cold cement floors!________ Update 9/2/18: I am reopening this petition to bring awareness to the fact that 5 dogs were killed this past week for being labeled “aggressive”. One dog had already been there for 2 months before being killed. These are not peaceful deaths for these dogs. They don’t get the nice sedative, the arms surrounding them and soft whisperings of love and goodbyes. THEY ARE P.T.D. (PUT TO,DEATH). Not sleep. Death. —————————————————————- UPDATE: Any dog who is in an LA COUNTY SHELTER for 60 days or more may be PTS with no advance warning! ************************************************* Mahatma Gandhi — 'The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.' This was sent to the people who network to save RESCUE ONLY DOGS: This is from the former Deputy Direct of the Southern, CA Shelters: Carson, Downey, Baldwin, Lancaster and Agoura Hills. I wanted to take the time to inform you that effective immediately there will be some changes in the animals in which you have been notified. All animals deemed "not safe" for placement due to behavior will no longer be made available to rescue's. You will no longer receive notifications on these animals and animals that fall under this category will be euthanized after there holding period is up. You will continue to receive notification on animals that are behaviorally sound and available. If you have any question please contact Allison Cardona the new Deputy Direct for the South County Operations. I will still be available but I encourage you to reach out to Allison for all your concerns, and let her know this is NOT OK!!! We are asking that the recent Policy Changes implemented by Allison Cardona be revoked and that rescues be allowed the opportunity to once again give every dog a second chance by making them available to rescues! Furthermore, we are requesting that Temp Tests be given on INTAKE and that they are administered by a TRAINED BEHAVIORIST, not a shelter employee! Young, healthy dogs are being labeled NOT SAFE by a SHELTER employee. They use a FAKE RUBBER hand which is very human aggressive to a dog. Months go by without exercise, no toys, they develop open sores on their feet and legs, they become depressed and listless, they have no grass to roll in, no human contact, no love, no decent food, no baths, or even the simple act of being petted. They test them AFTER MONTHS in a kennel and almost ALL will fail. LA County is breaking the law. What they are doing is a direct violation of Hayden's Law! HAYDEN'S LAW: SEC. 12. Section 31108 of the Food and Agricultural Code is amended to read: 31108. (a) The required holding period for a stray dog impoundedpursuant to this division shall be six business days, not includingthe day of impoundment, except as follows: (1) If the pound or shelter has made the dog available for owner redemption on one weekday evening until at least 7:00 p.m. or one weekend day, the holding period shall be four business days, not including the day of impoundment. (2) If the pound or shelter has fewer than three full-time employees or is not open during all regular weekday business hours, and if it has established a procedure to enable owners to reclaim their dogs by appointment at a mutually agreeable time when the pound or shelter would otherwise be closed, the holding period shall be four business days, not including the day of impoundment. Except as provided in Section 17006, stray dogs shall be held for owner redemption during the first three days of the holding period,not including the day of impoundment, and shall be available for owner redemption or adoption for the remainder of the holding period. (b) Any stray dog that is impounded pursuant to this divisionshall, prior to the killing of that animal for any reason other thanirremediable suffering, be released to a nonprofit, as defined inSection 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, animal rescue oradoption organization if requested by the organization prior to the scheduled killing of that animal. In addition to any required spay or neuter deposit, the pound or shelter, at its discretion, may assess a fee, not to exceed the standard adoption fee, for animals released. LA County is breaking the law. What they are doing is a direct violation of Hayden's Law! Please SIGN and SHARE this petition. Send emails, contact the media. Stand up and be an animals voice! We cannot allow this to happen! Thank you! firstname.lastname@example.org; JUbario@animalcare.lacounty.govACardona@animalcare.lacounty.govJGutierrez@email@example.comPWebb@animalcare.lacounty.govMarkRidley-Thomas@bos.lacounty.govMLopez2@firstname.lastname@example.orgAMota@animalcare.lacounty.gov
Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Secretary David Shulkin
Dogs need your help! Tell Congress to stop cruel taxpayer-funded experiments.
UPDATE (March 2018): Following your efforts, U.S. Congress enacted a law to de-fund the VA's dog experiments for 2018 and placed dramatic restrictions on the practice. Read more here. We're still working to end this waste and abuse for good! --- An investigation by White Coat Waste Project revealed that more than 1,100 beagles, hounds and mixed-breed dogs—even puppies—are subjected to secretive, wasteful and cruel experiments inside government laboratories each year. As a physician, researcher and dog-lover –and someone who once reluctantly experimented on dogs—I know there’s no way to defend the government’s use of dogs for invasive and unnecessary experiments. It’s also a betrayal of a 10,000 year old bond between dogs and humans built upon mutual affection and loyalty. The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and other major news outlets have been documenting how the Department of Veterans Affairs, Pentagon, National Institutes of Health, and other agencies spend taxpayers’ money to abuse dogs: Death by Sand Flies: Infected sand flies are strapped to beagles’ bare skin, causing painful ulcers. Forced Vomiting: Dogs are cut open, their nerves severed, and electrodes are implanted on their intestines. They're then forced to vomit repeatedly. Forced Heart Attacks: "Snares" are tightened around dogs’ coronary arteries to induce heart attacks before they're killed and dissected. American taxpayers are forced to pay millions of dollars for these studies with virtually no access to information about what’s being done or why and how much it costs. Is this how you want your money spent? Please sign our petition to end wasteful spending and increase transparency and accountability about taxpayer-funded experiments on dogs! Most agencies including the VA, DOD, FDA and CDC do not reveal details of how our taxpayer dollars are being used for experiments on dogs, but on one of the few projects for which spending data is available, NIH experimenters have used nearly $6 million of taxpayers' money since 2011 to give dogs heart attacks. Bipartisan Members of Congress also recognize the ethical, scientific and economic problems with these controversial experiments on dogs. They’re now working to help spare dogs from abuse and cut wasteful government spending. Please join us and encourage Members of Congress and the administration to end this wasteful government spending on flawed research.