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animalrights

4 petitions

Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Mark Ozias

Improve The Welfare Of The Animals At Olympic Game Farm!

My husband & I, being nature & animal lovers/advocates were suggested to check out Olympic Game Farm in Sequim, Washington a few years ago. Although this person had good intentions, we were greatly disappointed in the welfare of the animals in this "sanctuary", as they have described themselves. It was apparent that this place is exploiting animals for profit. From feeding bread while on a drive thru safari, watching a bear & about 3 wolves together, pacing back & forth in their very small enclosures, to an above ground pool they say is an aquarium & a reptile house we hadn't the chance to check out due to that section of the park being closed when we were on our 2nd trip there, just this past year, to take photos of the welfare of these animals.  The drive thru safari is not ony dangerous because there really isn't any employee to keep a watchful eye to make sure people abide by the rules, but the only thing you can feed these wild animals such as zebras, ox, elk, llamas, & yes, even bears is bread. They claim whole wheat bread is good for them. When you're open 7 days a week for 7-9 hours each day, you can imagine how bread is no longer a treat but becomes a staple part of their diet. The bears that are out in the safari did not have much for shelter to protect themselves from the sun or rain. There was no pool or toys to keep them mentally stimulated. Some animals looked dishevled as if they haven't been tended to for a long time. I have written a letter directly to the owner, Robert Beebe, to no surprise without response. To no surprise, the bear & wolves were still in there small enclosures, pacing, after over 3 years since my husband & I last visited. I have tried getting help from PETA, but they too have written letters & are up against weak animal welfare laws. I've contacted Four Paws International, local humane society, a local news station & USDA all either not responding to my requests or telling me they couldn't help me. I'm counting on this petition & the people to be a voice for the voiceless. What I'd like to see this petition do is at the very least give that push to provide all the animals at this farm better shelter, toys to keep them somewhat mentally stimulated, & stop allowing visitors to feed the animals. Also, if they can't provide a much larger habitat for the black bear & wolves then move them to a proper sanctuary. Give the ponies & camel shelter from the heat when allowing for rides & not to overwork them.  As for the reptiles & their so called "aquarium", my husband & I didn't get the chance to check up on the welfare of these animals. We hope that the USDA & local veterinarians would check up on their care & pressure the Beebes & their employees to follow the vets' suggestions & provide them with adequate set ups, but it seems they haven't in the past, according to documents provided to me by PETA (attached in one of my updates). My goal is to give these animals a better life & to raise awareness to stop supporting animal exploitation, slavery and cruelty. Enough is enough! 

Carolita (CrtrGrl) McGee
2,383 supporters
Update posted 4 weeks ago

Petition to 김연아, Yuna kim (http://www.yunakim.com,https://www.facebook.com/pages/Yuna-Kim/53417067377)

Pyeongchang 2018 - South Korean Gold Medalist Yuna Kim To Join The Fight Against Dog Meat

Yuna Kim (김연아) is the most famous athlete in South Korea's Olympic history and face of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games. Ms. Kim has an outstanding record of compassion and been named a UNICEF International Goodwill Ambassador, Special Olympic Global Ambassador, Winter Youth Olympic Games Ambassador and dog owner as shown in this tour of her home. TIME has also named her one of their Top 100 Influential People. We would like to petition Ms. Kim to take an active stance in the fight against dog meat and animal cruelty in South Korea and help us officially ban dog meat there forever. We acknowledges that Yuna Kim has no part in dog meat consumption but we hope with her help, she can be a voice for animals in Korea and Asia. 김연아씨에게청원합니다: 대한민국금메달리스트김연아씨에게개고기반대운동에동참해주시기를청원합니다. 김연아씨는대한민국올림픽역사상가장주목받은선수이자 2018 평창동계올림픽의대표얼굴입니다. 김연아씨는남다른연민으로유니세프굿윌대사, 스페셜올림픽글로벌대사, 동계청소년올림픽대사로임명된바있으며, 자택이공개되었을때집에서개를기른다는사실이알려졌습니다. 타임지또한김연아씨를세계에서가장영향력있는 100인중 1인으로지정하였습니다. 저희는김연아씨가개고기를거래하거나먹는행위, 그리고남한의동물학대를반대하는운동에동참하여대한민국에서개고기가금지되는그날까지저희와함께해주시기를청원합니다. 저희 #bandogmeat 에서는김연아씨가개고기소비에전혀관련되지않았다는것을알고있습니다. 하지만김연아씨가이심각한문제에대해한국뿐아니라아시아의목소리가되어주셨으면하는바람입니다. 개고기를금지하는법이통과되기전에현재개양식장에서구조된수천마리의개와강아지들이지낼가정이필요합니다. 이동물들이안전하고따뜻한집을찾을수있게도와주세요.   J'ai demandé à la médaillée d'or Sud Coréenne, Yuna Kim, de se joindre au Combat contre la consommation de viande de chien. Yuna Kim est l'athlète la plus célèbre de l'histoire olympique de la Corée du Sud et elle prendra part au Jeux d'hivers de Pyeongchang en 2018. Mme Kim a une réputation remarquable de compassion et a été nommé Ambassadrice International de Bonne Volonté par l'UNICEF, ambassadrice mondiale des Jeux Olympiques Spéciaux et ambassadrice des Jeux Olympiques de la Jeunesse et elle est aussi propriétaire d'un chien comme on pu le constater lors de la visite de sa demeure. Le magasine TIME l'a également inscrite dans son Top 100 des personnes les plus influentes.  Nous aimerions demander Mme Kim de prendre une position active dans la lutte contre la consommation de viande de chien et de la cruauté envers les animaux en Corée du Sud, et de nous aider à faire interdire officiellement la consommation de viande de chien. #bandogmeat reconnaît que Yuna Kim n'est pas une consommatrice de viande de chien et nous espérons que, grâce à son aide, elle peut être une voix pour les animaux de la Corée et de l'Asie.   Contact: atcostaff [at] gmail.com

James Hill
57,857 supporters
Update posted 10 months ago

Petition to Mercy For Animals, ASPCA , Humane Society of the United States, Nicole Rivard, Last Chance For Animals, Animal Legal Defense Fund, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

Stop The Distribution Of Animals On Craigslist!

I don't know whether the statement I'm about to claim will haunt my legalities but - I bought my dog through Craigslist. Now most of you probably think I am a hypocrite, in any case, I actually like to think that I saved his life. While he is all in good standing, that does not necessarily mean similar animals have the same fortune. There are some natural demons that coincide with the site as you can already imagine. I wish I had the funds, time and space for a selfless animal sanctuary, but unfortunately I am not so lucky. So this is where you come in. No, you don't need to shell out hundreds of dollars buying these animals either, but I need your signatures so administrators won't be allowed to sell living beings through a sketchy layout such as Craigslist. Most dogs on the platform don't go for much over $300, some are even listed as 'free' for a fast re-homing. The owners giving up their pets must think, 'Oh, they won't be in a kennel at all. I can find them a new home all in the comfort of my own home - no big deal..this is ten times less cruel than a shelter.' WRONG. You honestly don't know the hand Fido's precious fate will be dealt.. Don't let Craigslist have your once beloved pet fall victim to: Becoming Bait For Dog Fighting. Abuse. Getting Stolen/Sold. Murder. Sexual Abuse. People pry on that site, looking for innocent, defenseless creatures to abuse and to tarnish - to throw away and to abandon. Listen, we already had a 'Craigslist Killer' whom tainted the integrity of that site at an earlier date... Look at what's happening now- http://www.king5.com/videos/news/local/olympia/2015/02/23/prosecutor-man-found-pets-to-torture-on-craigslist/23916579/ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/16/james-naylor-used-craigslist-for-dog-sex_n_1790471.html http://www.dogheirs.com/tamara/posts/5833-man-accused-of-torturing-and-decapitating-5-dogs-he-bought-off-craigslist-faces-felony-charges http://www.ktnv.com/news/crime/man-arrested-for-trying-to-sell-stolen-dog-on-craigslist http://abc7ny.com/pets/kittens-used-as-bait-for-dog-fighting-rescued/1562686/ Majority of these unhinged individuals have no problem coughing up a couple hundred dollars on condoning serial killer behavior towards innocent merciful animals. It's equivalent to one of us buying a pair of shoes, or new clothes...They gain the same sense of happiness. It is sickening. So much so, it should be illegal to sell animals through such an uncontrollable outlet. 'Animals aren't just a form of companionship sought out through commodity and accessory, they are blessings - they are our friends without a voice.' You should be given some sort of a receipt, not in the respect of currency - but valuing that animal's life. Adoptions should happen through a stable environment, where home-checks are mandatory, as well as a two week to a month follow-up.  Documenting the life of another is priceless, this is something Craigslist fails to do. There are so many instances of kittens and rabbits being abused, dogs getting skinned to be used for gloves and then sold as another belonging. It is such a shame to live among troubled human beings who seek pleasure in catastrophe. So I beckon you to join me and together let's disable an access point for these bastards. I am on a quest to fulfill the needs of those without a voice, those at our mercy. I would like to be a voice for all species that cannot make their thoughts a reality. And I also would appreciate it greatly, if you could all join me and please sign this petition. Thank you.

Nicole Gentile
1,731 supporters
Started 10 months ago

Petition to Erna Solberg

NEI til Senterpartiets forslag om å forby gatehunder tilgang til Norge!

English below Signer og si Nei til Senterpartiets forslag om å forby gatehunder tilgang til Norge! Ja til strengere restriksjoner! Rekordmange kjæledyr ble ført inn til Norge via Oslo Lufthavn i fjor. Mattilsynet er bekymret over det store antallet hunder som kommer inn til landet, og Senterpartiet krever at import av gatehunder må stoppes, jfr. Østlandssendingen. Det er med dyp skuffelse vi ser at Senterpartiet i Norge kommer med såkalte lettvintløsninger på en formidabel utfordring sør- og øst Europa har ifht gatehundproblematikken, og importen av disse til Norge. Vi som ansvarlig organisasjon setter en mengde spørsmålstegn ved denne til dels populistiske «løsningen»! I begrepet rekordmange gjelder ALLE hunder, og kun et fåtall av dem var såkalte "gatehunder"! Dette var all innførsel av hunder, inkl. eide Norske hunder, samt rasehunder importert fra utlandet for blant annet avl. Kun et fåtall av dette antallet er gatehunder! Og hva ligger egentlig i definisjonen gatehund? Her ligger åpenbart en mangespektret og til dels feilaktig tolkning som eksempelvis såkalte smugler hunder! Noe vi definitivt tar avstand fra! Vi er for at alle hunder som blir importert til Norge skal være vaksinert og testet, chipet og kastrert. Norge må såfremt det er årsak til bekymring og som SP skremselspolitikk viser, lage egne regler, vi kan ikke skjule oss bak EU direktiver, så lenge vi har full mulighet til å innføre særregler, slik vi gjorde ift kommersiell import fra Romania. Vi foreslår at titer test skal tas 30 dager etter rabies vaksine, og eventuelt gi en rabies vaksine til om titer nivået ikke er høyt nok! Det er heller ikke gitt at alle Norske hunder vil respondere like godt på vaksinen og oppnå høy nok titer". Blodprøver blir jo sjelden tatt av Norske hunder ift både dette og andre sykdommer. Derfor bør denne regelen omfatte alle hunder som er ute på reise med eier! Vi ønsker ikke Rabies til Norge! Karantene reglene bør det også sees nærmere på! I tillegg til obligatorisk vaksine mot Rabies bør det også innføres ktav til andre vaksiner, blodprøver samt antiparasittbehandling! STEM NEI til Senterpartiets forslag om å forby gatehunder tilgang til Norge! Link til høringen: https://stortinget.no/no/Saker-og-publikasjoner/Publikasjoner/Representantforslag/2016-2017/dok8-201617-011s/?all=true  Den 16 februar vil de legge frem hva de har kommet frem til. Så la oss dele dette og samle underskrifter slik at vi får levert disse innen det. visit us on www.dogrescuenorway.com  Or on facebook https://m.facebook.com/dogrescuenorway/ Say No to the Centre Party's (Senterpartiet/Political party) proposal to prohibit street dogs access to Norway! Yes to tighter restrictions! Record number of pets were brought into Norway through Oslo Airport last year. FSA is concerned over the large number of dogs coming into the country, and the political party SP(Political party) requires that imports of street dogs must be stopped. It is with deep disappointment that we see that SP(Political party)  in Norway come with so-called easy solutions to this great challenge. Several Eurpean countries has aknowledged that they have a problem with their Street dog policy, and imports of these to Norway. We as a responsible organization have several questionmarks to this sometimes populist "solution"! (easy way out) The concept of a record number applies to all dogs, and only a few of them were so-called "street dogs"! This was all introduction of dogs, incl. Owned Norwegian dogs and breeds imported from abroad including breeding. Only a few of this numbers are street dogs! And what is really the definition of a stray dog? Here is obviously a lot of spectrum and partly erroneous interpretation such as so-called contraband dogs! Something we definitely do not support!  All dogs that are imported to Norway should be vaccinated and tested Chip and neutered. Norway must unless there is cause for concern something that SP(Political party) scare politics shows, create custom rules, we can not hide behind the EU directives, as long as we have the full flexibility to introduce special rules, as we did in relation to commercial imports from Romania. We suggest titer test shall be 30 days after rabies vaccine, and optionally provide a rabies vaccine to the titer level is not good enough! It is not certain that all Norwegian dogs will respond equally well to the vaccine and achieve high enough titer. "Blood samples are rarely taken by Norwegian dogs relation both this and other diseases. Therefore, this rule should include all dogs that are out traveling with their owner! We do not want Rabies to Norway! Quarantine rules should also be reconsidered! In addition to mandatory vaccination against rabies there should also be introduced requirements for other vaccines, blood tests and antiparasitic treatment! VOTE NO to the Centre Party's proposal to prohibit street dogs access to Norway!

Dog Rescue Norway
5,149 supporters