Petition to Dr Soumya Swaminathan
India: Replace animal resource facility with non-animal science centre
Humane Society International/India has learnt that the Indian Council of Medical Research plans to build a massive new 100-acre animal breeding facility in Hyderabad to supply tens of thousands of monkeys, beagle dogs and genetically engineered mice each year for laboratory testing. The facility is said to be an investment in India’s medical research and drug development infrastructure -- but it’s really an investment in the past, not the future. Statistics published by the US Food and Drug Administration and drug companies themselves reveal that animal test data translate to real-world human outcomes 0% - 8% of the time. That means that the vast majority of new drugs that appear safe and effective in dogs, rats or monkeys turn out to be unsafe and/or ineffective in people. Each year this scenario wastes billions of scarce health care resources, millions of animal lives, and fails to effectively address pressing human health needs. In the west, scientists and research funding agencies are increasingly recognizing the limitations of animal testing and research, and shifting their funding priorities toward modern, human-relevant approaches. For example, the United States and European Union are investing more than $100 million each year to develop sophisticated tools like ‘human on a chip’, robotic high-throughput In vitro testing platform, next generation computer modeling, etc. It’s time for India to reach beyond animal testing. Please join us in calling on the Indian Council of Medical Research to direct its infrastructure investment toward new technologies that are more appropriate for understanding human disease, and thereby bring India to the global forefront of medical research.
Petition to Government of India
Strong and Swift Laws for Animal Cruelty
The recent Abuse of a Dog which was thrown off of a Building by two guys were extremely shocking and disturbing. The most disturbing part was that these two guys were "Final Year MBBS Students". I personally believe that these two are not fit even to call them Humans let alone 'Doctors'. Think about What would happen if people like these were to become professional doctors. As of Now, these two have not yet faced Justice and probably never will face Justice. Till now there are not much strong and swift laws for Animal Abuse, which makes it easier for people like these two guys and many more like them out there. What is more shocking is, I talked about this incident with few of my friends and colleagues and I was a bit confused after talking to them. I started to feel that the animals are not safe at all and there are more people like these two guys. Sad thing is, some of them really don't realize the seriousness of this incident and some think that the two guys did it for fun and it does not need any strict action. But the truth is, this will not end here. This kind of action is a warning for what is yet to come from them. This is a symptom of mental illness and people like these two guys could soon become a serious threat to other animals and Humans around them. There are many troubled people like these two guys in this Country of ours and there are so many animals that are being abused everyday. Just because they are not filmed and publish doesn't mean that all the animals are safe and secure. Innocent lives are being abused and even killed in the act. The people involved in these acts do this for Fun. If someone thinks that hurting someone is Fun, then these people are really sick and needs to be mentally treated. All lives, Human and Animals have their role and they too have got a life. May be we are powerful than them, but that does not give us any right to take advantage over them. We must protect them and stand for them and help them when they are in trouble. There are many people like me and you who are kind to animals, but there are also people who like to abuse these animals. As individuals, we cannot stop these crimes against animals. That is the reason I am writing this petition urging You and many more like yourself to Join me and ask the Government to Introduce Very Strong and Swift Laws which can prevent abuse of animals in future. Even if people like us are actively engaged in helping animals, we cannot ensure proper treatment of every animal unless there are strict laws involved. How we treat animals have a major part in the Growth of a Country. I want to live in a Country that understands all lives in it including Animals and promise a safe life for them. Lets join together and share this Petition till it reaches the concerned person who can make this happen. I speak for all the animals which cannot speak for themselves and we Thank You with all our heart for taking time to read this and share this Petition. Thanks a ton.
Petition to Shri Narendra Modi, Smt. Sumitra Mahajan
Increase penalties for animal abuse!
Yet another animal treated mercilessly, yet another incident of inaction. The country is up in arms against the cruel treatment of the dog by the medical students in Chennai. Yet, we will again fail to do justice to the dog. Why? Because India's animal protection law is as good as non - existent.This is because of the meagre penal provision that the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 provides. For a maximum of 50 rupees, the accused rather plead guilty, pay the fine and walk away. This along with the recent spate of animal abuse that has come to light in the past year - be it the stabbing of dogs in Delhi, the cold-blooded murder of 8 puppies in Bangalore in front of the mother dog, the acid attack on a pony in Hyderabad or the killing of police service horse in Dehradun, has shocked the collective conscience of this Nation. The call for an effective deterrent in law has only grown louder. Several Members of Parliament have written to the Environment Ministry in the past 6 months, spoken about it in the parliament and submitted a private member bill yet the Government of India continues to turn a blind eye to the immense suffering of animalss. The present penalties for animal abuse is just ₹50. The law has not been amended since the year 1960. As you finish reading this petition and while you think of signing it and sharing it on social media, there would be another hundred thousand animals kicked, beaten, maimed, stabbed, burnt, hung and flung. Some would die and some would be rendered immobile for life. You can also be the voice of millions of voiceless defenseless animals, by signing this petition! We need your support to help us reach as many signatures as possible! Write to the Honourable Prime Minister of India and the Honourable Speaker of Lok Sabha so that they know that there are compassionate citizens of the country who care about animals. Now!
Petition to India Government, Kerala Government, Human Society International, UK Government, European Union, The United States of America Government, The United Kingdom Government, goverment of japan, PETA, Blue Cross, paws
Stop Culling of Stray Dogs in Kerala, India.
Dogs are strangled, poisoned and beaten to death every day in Kerala, India!!! It is the most literate state in India and is famous for tourism and welcoming people. There have been a few isolated incidents in the last 1 year, where 2 humans were attacked by strays and they died from wounds. But these incidents have led to mass culling and indiscriminate killing of all stray dogs in the most inhumane way and continues daily. See media links. It is heart wrenching! Dog corpses piled up by the road, paraded by politicians and used as an opportunity to appear on media. This petition is to urge the government to stop this brutal killing of dogs and set up a system which focuses on neutering and getting these animals a home. We care about the human casualties and agree that dangerous dogs need to be destroyed but killing every dog on the street is wrong and needs to stop. Help us get this petition to reach the Kerala government and international animal rights organisations. We need millions of signatures from folks who still has a heart! We want Kerala to be welcoming and famous for tourism, not for animal cruelty like it is today! https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofAnimalsKottayam/ Media Links http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-37687977 http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/political-party-workers-kill-stray-dogs-parade-the-carcasses-in-kerala/story-r3pc3OQzWdKSbFZg3usWLK.html http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Now-gold-coins-for-culling-stray-dogs-in-Kerala/articleshow/55140404.cms http://www.ndtv.com/kerala-news/another-24-dogs-killed-in-keralas-ernakulum-1469678
Petition to email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Punish people involved in cruelty against innocent animals
People are treating animals as creatures without any feelings or emotions. Whether it's cutting off the limbs of a small puppy, bursting crackers inside the dog's mouth, burning puppies alive, running cars over stray dogs or any other incident, the suffering for these animals is increasing by degrees. These wrongdoers are totally unaffected by the pain these innocent animals go through.Moreover, these offenders make videos to unabashedly brag about their acts. The laws in India are just not strict enough to protect these animals from such tortures. These so called human beings are involved in animal abuse and nobody is there to punish them. Even if caught, the fine imposed (just 100 Rs) is of no value compared to the life of the animal abused. As quoted by Mahatma Gandhi "The more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man." .It's the need of the hour to act for the protection of these helpless pals. The government need to make stringent laws to protect animals. These cruel offenders need to be punished severely and without any delay. "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated" Mahatma Gandhi
Petition to Indian Government, PETA, Meneka Gandhi
Close down Zoos in India
I think that zoos should be closed because it is not an animal's natural habitat. The animals in the zoo do not do much since they are trapped in a limited amount of space. The money is not even worth the zoo because the animals sit around and rarely do anything due to the fact that it is not where they belong. Wherever it may be, animals should be living in their original habitat. For example condition of animals in Kamla Nehru Zoological Garden is outer periphery of Kankaria Lake Ahmedabad (Gujarat) and Nainital Zoo (Uttrakhand) is pathetic. In some zoos animals even die because of abuse and lack of care.
Petition to Christian Medical College, Vellore, Peta India, Jeroldvin Shilby Joe
Expel these 4 animal abusers from CMC Vellore and prevent them from becoming doctors
Four students from the Christian Medical College, Vellore - Jasper Samuel Sahoo, Rohit Kumar Yenukotti, Arun Loui Sasikumar and Alex Chekalayil, mercilessly tortured a monkey to death. On the horrific incident, The New Indian Express reported - "Autopsy revealed that the animal's neck, hands and legs were tied up with a wire. We observed fractures in the monkey’s knee, neck and ankle, indicating it underwent cruelty. The worst part was that the neck was stabbed with the sharp object. The wound had both entry and exit marks, pointing towards the sharp object penetrating from behind and coming out from the front of the neck." These students, who are studying to be doctors, willfully went through with such a barbaric, senseless act of violence against a helpless creature which could not raise it's voice. "The carcass of the monkey was exhumed from behind the mess of the men's hostel. The monkey was around 12 months old. It had multiple fractures. Its hands were tied behind its back, a telephone cord tied around its neck and a sharp object was inserted into the anus," the Times of India reported. Here is the Times of India's report on the incident. It is beyond comprehension what was the thinking behind this act which was committed deliberately and while the students were in full possession of their mental faculties. These people have lost the right to be doctors in any form. The CMC Vellore has only suspended the students whereas they should be expelled from the college and their record should not allow them to study medicine further at this institution or any other medical college in India. I am starting this petition to urge the CMC Vellore to expel these students, who in their shockingly violent, inhumane, horrifically barbaric actions have exhibited their total lack of compassion towards living beings, thus disqualifying them to treat any living creature, animal or human as members of the medical profession. The incident deeply disturbed and saddened me and a number of people I know. I urge everyone to sign this petition keeping only one thing in mind - would you want yourself or your family being treated by a doctor who is capable of and has actually committed such cruelty?
Petition to Honourable Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi
Stricter Laws Should Be Made Against Animal Abuse In India.
In the capital New Delhi, an unidentified man was caught on CCTV attacking a dog and killing a puppy outside a metro station. A housewife in the southern state of Karnataka smashed eight puppies on a boulder. In the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, a man in an inebriated state poured acid on five new born puppies and their mother. The west central state of Maharashtra registered a case in which a traffic police officer was arrested for the brutal assault on a stray dog, which led to permanent blindness in one eye. Around 50 community dogs were sedated with food laced with pesticide and then burned alive in the south-eastern state of Tamil Nadu. Well, these are just a few cases out the thousands that have been reported. All these incidents had taken place within the span of a month, with the last one occurring quite recently. There is no central agency where all these cases can be documented, but NGOs including People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, People for Animals, Friendicoes and certain welfare organisations report constant complaints regarding animal cruelty. Like several other countries around the world, hurting animals in India is also considered a punishable offence. But the lack of effective laws indirectly encourages the occurrence of such tragic incidents. The maximum punishment under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act of 1960 is a fine of 50 rupees (about US 70 cents) or imprisonment up to three months or both. Cruelty to animals has no place in modern medical schools,too.When compared to the West, it is apparent how urgent it is for the law to be revised. In the United States, acts of cruelty against animals are now counted in the FBI’s criminal database. In Australia, the maximum penalty for animal cruelty offences is a five-year prison term and a fine of A$50,000 (US$36,000) for individuals and A$250,000 for corporations.We Indians, incur the penalty as a joke, which clearly implies that they have no responsibility towards protecting animals. “Prevention of cruelty to animals came in 1960, but the penalties have not been revised for the last 50 years. We need to push the government hard to revise the penalties now because these few attacks which have taken place recently have kind of acted like a catalyst in this entire movement, now we require a total end to this. Therefore, what we need is stricter laws! Offenders should be given cruel punishments in order to help them realize the torment of the animals, and make them realise that they are indeed, a blessing by God. WHAT WE NEED IS A CHANGE, A PERMANENT CHANGE! PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION IN ORDER TO MAKE OUR GOVERNMENT REALISE THAT STRICTER LAWS NEED TO BE MADE ! Yours Sincerely, PPAP