animal welfare

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Petition to Office for Product Safety and Standards

Review firework rules to protect animals from injury and distress

Fireworks can cause serious distress to animals. They don’t only suffer psychologically, but also physically as many attempt to run away from, or hide from, the bangs. With extreme noise levels and people being able to let off fireworks any time of year, it’s difficult for those who care for animals to be able to put measures in place to protect their animals. This is why I’m calling for an urgent review of firework regulations to further restrict their use, as a step to preventing needless animal suffering. Around 40% of dogs are fearful of loud noises such as fireworks, meaning thousands of animals’ lives are made a misery by random fireworks, some starting in early October in the run up to Guy Fawkes night and continuing until the following January.   Every year the RSPCA receives hundreds of calls about the terrible effect fireworks are having on animals - not just dogs and cats, but other pets, livestock and wildlife. There are also frequent reports of horses harming themselves by crashing into stable doors and over fences. These poor animals don’t understand what is causing the loud bangs and bright flashes. The 2003 Fireworks Act and the 2004 Fireworks Regulations don’t do enough to protect animals. We urgently need a review of fireworks regulations that should consider: Restricting private use (not just purchase) of fireworks to traditional dates such as November 5th, New Year’s Eve, Chinese New Year and Diwali.  Reducing the maximum permitted decibels for private use fireworks from 120, which is above the human pain threshold, to 97. Requiring all public fireworks displays to be licensed. Requiring fireworks packaging to be labelled indicating the noise level, to allow consumer choice. In January 2018, the Government set up the Office for Product Safety and Standards after two Parliamentary debates, about the negative impact of fireworks, many months on, there has been little movement on this issue.   When it comes to fireworks, animals need protecting. Please sign my petition calling for an urgent review into firework regulations as a step to minimise distress in animals. PS: When you sign this please allow email updates. There will be other actions you/we can take and I will keep you informed by email. I promise not to flood your inbox, only any big news or actions.

Julie Doorne
630,208 supporters
Update posted 1 day ago

Petition to The Rt Hon Theresa Villiers, The Rt Hon Theresa Villiers


C.A.G.E.D Nationwide 'Ban the Bolt' Campaign   [Petition Supported by Ricky Gervais and Jane Fallon] Each year an average of 7,000 greyhounds are killed due to greyhound racing -- puppies that don’t make the grade, dogs that sustain injuries, are pregnant or unable to find homes, most are less than five years old. Greyhounds are largely bred in Ireland to supply the demand for British racing dogs. 83% of greyhounds racing in Britain are Irish bred. Many of these dogs are disposed of in the most 'economical' way - by bolt gun. RTE recently filmed greyhounds being shot in the head at abattoirs in Ireland. (2019) Journalist, Daniel Foggo uncovered evidence of dogs being shot by bolt in Hertfordshire at a knackery/abattoir.  In 2006 builder David Smith was accused of destroying approximately 10,000 greyhounds by bolt, and captured on film pushing a wheelbarrow of newly shot greyhounds. He was NOT punished under the Animal Welfare Act 2006.  Under existing UK legislation, any lay person can use a bolt gun to destroy a greyhound, if they are the legal owner. Attempted destruction of greyhounds by bolt has resulted in innocent dogs being left to suffer in agony for hours, before being found and taken to a veterinary surgery to be finally put to sleep by lethal injection.British vets told us that the captive bolt gun has a massive capacity for misuse and can result in severe suffering of dogs.  These dogs should at the very least be entitled to a humane death. Destruction of greyhounds should only be performed by use of intravenous euthanasia, administered by qualified veterinary surgeons. Following the controversial use of bolt guns by RSPCA inspectors a few years ago, the RSPCA requested the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) comment on their review of its 2004 euthanasia rules and guidelines. In April 2010 the RCVS announced that use of the captive bolt guns on dogs was inappropriate.Defra have the power to end this cruel practice so we are calling on them to immediately abolish the use of captive bolt guns to destroy greyhounds in the UK.For more information please click on the links below to read about Milton the greyhound and use of bolt gun in destruction.      

CAGED Nationwide
300,712 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to UK Parliament, RSPCA, Michael Gove Environment Secretary, Chris Sherwood Chief Executive for the RSPCA, David Rutley Animal Welfare Minister, Hyndburn Borough Council,

Voice 4 The Voiceless to STOP Animal Cruelty & Give Them Protection & JUSTICE!

BE THE VOICES 4 THE VOICELESS  WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF SEEING ANIMALS BEING ABUSED & MISTREATED IT HAS TO STOP NOW! our laws & Disclosure and barring service need to be tougher and provide effective deterrents that STOP people causing pain & suffering to animals by neglecting/abusing/abandoning/killing/ puppy farming/using for baiting & fighting and stealing to name a few!. WE NEED LAWS THAT TELL PEOPLE IF YOU COMMIT THESE UNACCEPTABLE & HORRIFIC ACTS YOUR  ACTIONS WILL HAVE SEVERE CONSEQUENCES and THE PUNISHMENT WILL EFFECT THE REST OF YOUR LIFE! .To Give Animals Protection & minimise the risk of repeat offenders we need an OFFICIAL REGISTER - bit like the sex offenders register but a Voice 4 Animals Register put in place that all convicted offenders and unconvicted people thought to be at a high risk of offending are required to sign the register under the animal welfare act 2006 for life ,so animals stop ending up in the wrong hands and offenders and people who are a high risk of offending can be monitored, this register will include life bans from owning, breeding, dealing with, transporting and working with all animals, if offenders breach the rules set out by Voice 4 Animals Register then that breach is a criminal offence carrying a hefty fine & lengthy custodial sentence . we need a barred list - barred from working with animals added to the Disclosure and barring service  make it an ENHANCED DBS + barred list check for anyone applying for a animal activity licence and a STANDARD DBS as the minimum requirement for anyone working with animals not a choice. It’s time people are held accountable for their actions and animals given justice ,not just a slap on a wrist and please don’t do it again , like a recent case where a man subjected a dog to horrific abuse and only got a 16week custodial sentence THIS IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH & WAS NOT JUSTICE FOR THE POOR DOG! we are also trying to get Hyndburn Borough Council to revoke Mucky pups doggy day care & pet services address- Norden House, Harwood Rd, Rishton, Blackburn BB1 4EA  Animal activity Licence so they can NO longer cause pain & suffering both physically and mentally to dogs left in their care and to push the CPS to prosecute Mr John Walker and also Lauren walker    -LINKS TO WHY WE NEED TO DO THIS & DO THIS NOW warning some stories/videos are very upsetting. Dog Bella tied to a massive rock and thrown into river & left to drown (passer-by luckily spotted her & saved her from drowning) Vile owner forced his pet bulldog to have a bath in BLEACH and battered it over the head dog fighting UK   fox hunting uk puppy farming uk dark side of fox hunting frozen puppy Rottweiler left to die  Mucky pups doggy day care & pet services address- Norden House, Harwood Rd, Rishton, Blackburn BB1 4EA Mr Walker Employee is an animal abuser sickening video of Mr Walker Abusing animals left in his care #Voice4thevoicelesspetition LETS DO THIS TOGETHER

Laura jane
2,238 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to GVK, CIDCO, Aaditya Uddhav Thackeray

Animals are dying at Navi Mumbai International Airport Site! Appeal CIDCO to build Shelter

If you haven't heard already, construction of Navi Mumbai International Airport has begun at Panvel. This land, used to be collection of villages, which have now been abandoned and flattened for the construction. The villagers left tonnes of rubble and 100s animals behind. These animals, once dependent on the villagers for food and water, are now walking miles to find nothing but mud, rocks and dust. The site preparation involves breaking down hillocks and boulders and levelling the ground. Furthermore, the construction equipment, destruction of water bodies and constant movement of rocks and earth have injured many animals.  A group of Activists - NMIA Rescuers have been feeding the animals. Every day, they make their way to the site, walk through barren land and pick up stray dogs and cats who are often famished or injured. They feed these animals each and everyday. They also carry water to fill up the water bowls placed at the site. The total expenses for feeding and transport exceeds Rs 3000 per day! We no longer have the funds left to feed them.  It is the responsibility of the Government Body and the Contractors of this project to rehabilitate these animals. We are appealing CIDCO to build a Shelter for the animals affected by this project. Please sign this petition to save the animals at the NMIA site from starvation and death! To volunteer or donate for the feeding and rescue mission please contact Pooja Teli at 7208878300

Aditi Parameshwaran
134,410 supporters