101 petitions

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Petition to Dario Nardella

Florence: stop to horse-drawn tourist carriages

ITAOn 14 June, in Piazza Signoria in Florence, a horse used to pull a tourist carriage of a ‘fiaccheraio’ (horse carriage driver) hit two parked cars, including that of the Minister of the Interior. An accident that the press described as an accident due to the ‘fury of a bolting horse’ once again makes headlines of how these animals are used’.  These carriages are a form of exploitation which is unacceptable in 2021: the tradition of carrying tourists through the streets of Florence forces the horses into hard labour, in a totally inadequate, unhealthy and dangerous urban environment. The accident in Piazza Signoria shows how dangerous the presumption, unfortunately still widespread, of exploiting animals for human activities can be, without knowing and respecting their nature and needs. Horses do not bolt, they just react to negative stimuli or fear in the way that is most natural to them: escape. When not ‘working’, these animals are forced to live in stables with insufficient space to respect their primary ethological needs, such as moving freely in large spaces, grazing and being in a herd with their peers. In this petition we ask the City Council - as a civilised and mature society - to place the protection of animals at the forefront of public awareness, for a shift away from these practices and ban on this bizarre method of carrying tourists around the city centre in horse-drawn carriages. Read more Watch the video - Florence 14 June 2021

Italian Horse Protection Onlus
37,279 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Joseph R. Biden, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Andrew M. Cuomo, Gavin Newsom, Texas State House, United States Supreme Court, International Animal Rescue, Animal ACTion Network, Michelle Obama, Tanya Steele, CEO: WWF-UK, Animal lovers and wildlife rescuers

We call on President Biden to ban kill shelters in the US

We call on President Biden to ban kill shelters in the US. Cats and dogs are killed by lethal injection without anesthesia, which causes these animals to die in excruciating agony and are held in place by brutal methods. In some kill shelters the gas chamber is used!!!! They throw cats, dogs, rabbits and other animals into the gas chambers, all together and they, frightened, fight each other while being gassed, twice! All these animals are killed for surplus, without the killer shelters making the slightest effort to find a family for these animals, who live in fear of dying, without receiving adequate care, are often given medicines that have expired or no medicine! Furthermore, none of these kill shelters promote cat and dog sterilization campaigns, they merely brutally kill them. Try to think of the anguish that a cat or a dog feels, suddenly abandoned in a kill shelter, in the midst of strangers and in a place that smells of death ... without the tranquility of a house, the love of a family ... these kill shelters must be transformed into NO-KILL SHELTERS. If President Biden is the president we hope him to be, he must implement this change as soon as possible, respecting the lives of animals and in honor of all animals brutally killed.

Valentina Medini
5,547 supporters
Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to Parlamento europeo, Food and Drug Administration, Joseph R. Biden, Commissione Europea, agenzia europea sicurezza alimentare

Stop Eating Rain Forest (S​.​E​.​R​.​F.)

ITA Chiediamo l'etichettatura di tutti i prodotti alimentari che fanno uso di olio di palma in modo chiaramente visibile in modo che se ne disincentivi l'utilizzo per ridurre di disboscamento causato dalle piantagioni di palma, come è stato fatto con l'etichettatura delle sigarette. L'uso di olio di palma e di soia è tra le cause primarie di deforestazione poichè le nuove colture vengono realizzate al 45% sul terreno di foreste vergini per l'olio di palma, al 9% per la soia. Oltre ad accelerare il cambiamento climatico questo comporta anche la distruzione dell'habitat di molte specie animali ora a rischio estinzione. La distruzione delle grandi foreste del Borneo, di Sumatra, dell'Amazzonia e di varie parti dell'Africa continua ogni giorno mentre noi inconsapevolmente mangiamo un prodotto industriale prodotto con olio di palma, magari etichettato come "healthy". ENG We call for the labeling of all food products which use palm oil with a clearly visible label able to discourages its use in order to reduce deforestation caused by palm plantations, as done in labelling packs of cigarettes. The use of palm oil and soybeans is among the primary causes of deforestation since new crops are seeded at 45% on the area of virgin forests for palm oil, and at 9% for soybeans. In addition to accelerating climate change, this also leads to the destruction of the habitat of many animal species now at risk of extinction. The destruction of the great forests of Borneo, Sumatra, Amazonia and different parts of Africa keep on going every day while we unwittingly eat industrial products made with palm oil, even labeled as "healthy".

Andriolo Massimo
2,254 supporters
Started 3 months ago

Petition to Mr. Daniel M. Ashe - President and CEO of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Let Seaworld mammals live where they belong -Liberiamo tutti i mammiferi marini dai parchi

A sad and tormented story of “Kasatka”, an orca whale of 42 years old, caught in the year 1978 and sold to the sea world and performed eight shows a day. A mother to four babies, grandmother to six and great grandmother to two. However, her long-term pain of 10 years and the torment to go through it, without her will, unfortunately, claimed her torturous fate through human hands, “DEATH”, again decided by Humans, Veterinarians and Care takers of the San Diego Seaworld. Currently there are 10 orcas in the San Diego theme park, who claim to be monitoring them constantly for any changes in their behavior. According to the Vets and care takers, they’re saying that they’re heartbroken and miss, ‘Kasatka’ and are doing everything in their power to ensure the health of the remaining Orca family at the, ‘Orca facility’. But, seriously!!! Are we so naïve to believe that? Looking at the past, beyond, "Kasatka", they already have lost, sorry… Not lost, ‘Killed’, three of, ‘Kasatka’s’ kind. ‘Tillikum’, the whale died in January, ‘Kyra’, a three-month-old calf died three weeks ago, at the ‘Seaworld Antonio Park’. ‘Kasatka’, was already showing signs of aggression and frustration in 1999, when she at one show attacked her own trainer, Mr.Ken Peters, trying to pull him back into the tank. In his own words, ‘Kasatka’s former trainer already had exposed to the, ‘Times of San Diego’, about her health condition, about her massive fungal infection. However, he was completely upset and confused as to why, the media never exposed her state or take pictures of her massive fungal infection which was visibly clear and asked the Seaworld authorities, about her physical condition and how, yet she was forcibly impregnated in Aug 2011, while she was chronically ill with lesions on her face and skin and was on major drugs. Now, the authorities are mourning her death. The ultimate answer, to such kind of situation, is explained in a very simplified yet factual way, by the President and CEO of the association of Zoos and aquariums.   ‘Mr. Dan. Ashe’, said ‘ Nobody knows about caring for killer whales, more than the professionals at the ‘Seaworld’. REALLY? If so, WHY? They’re dying a slow and painful death? We wouldn’t like to be kept in captivity and forced to entertain others, plus to be experimented on. So, why do we do things that we wouldn’t want to be done upon us? Just because, we can speak? Do we have rights? Or we can rebel. Even, humans at times can’t rebel, this is a voiceless beautiful creation of God! How, could she say it with words? Although, in actions, she did try to express her feelings of pain and agony, by attacking her own trainer. It’s unimaginable to understand a pain so immense that can’t be voiced out and has to be expressed through actions. This was her last failed attempt. If they were so good, why did, ‘Kasatka’, go through so much pain and so many experiments to reproduce, while she was ill. Because It’s simply business. The animal and the other mammals have to be alive for their business to run for humans, it’s “Show Business”. Their lives are our source of entertainment. We take our kids and families to have a good time, to enjoy and learn about other species in the world. But think! At, what cost? At the cost of a life suffering and being forced to breed, entertain without their own will. ‘Free Will”, was given by God, as a boon not just to humans, just because we can communicate with each other, doesn’t mean, we only own that gift. Other, species too communicate in their own language. Respect That!  Why’re we doing this? Would we like us to be put into captivity and kept away from our natural being? Just because, we have free will, do we have the right to misuse it? Take away voice and freedom from another life, just because we can use our free will, be selfish? Our request is, to set them free and we need your valuable and humane support. Our future generation can go sea-bound and see these beautiful creations in the ocean where they belong, that’s how God meant it to be. We’re doing something which we wouldn’t want to be done to us,  It’s pure sin and cruelty. Which God didn’t bestow on us. Let’s treat every being created by God respectfully and let them be where they belong. We wouldn’t like it to be a voiceless forced show spectacle, trapped and helpless at the mercy of others' decisions. Then why, would we want that for any living being? It’s not just about, ‘Kasatka’, It’s to save many more ‘Kasatka’ life’s and to end this way. Help save lives; let’s not let any life suffer with voiceless pain. Let’s work towards letting them live freely in their own environment and not use them for our experimentation or entertainment. If we wouldn’t like to be treated this way, then we shouldn’t treat another life in that manner too. Don't forget to join to the dedicated group: and to AnimalsTrust official FB page: and invite your friends to sign the petition. Please feel free to add your friends who love Animals like you to this group! You can follow AnimalsTrust even on Twitter:

AnimalsTrust Onlus
2,440 supporters