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Petition to Office of Local Government, Niall Blair MP, Anthony Roberts MP, Gabrielle Upton MP, Clover Moore, Tim Hurst, Paul Toole MP

Link Pet Registries Australia wide to prevent theft and loss.

The NSW Pet Registry is not linked to any of the 5 other national pet databases. This means someone could steal your pet and bring it to (or from) NSW and their microchips wouldn’t scan in their new location. With any luck, your pet would end up in a new loving home. But equally, it could end up used as a fighting dog, or as bait, or sold into a puppy mill, or for any number of other awful scenarios. But no matter what, you’d be left heartbroken. A real life example… In 2013, whilst living in Melbourne, my girlfriend and I rescued the two most amazing dogs in the world. A Husky named Cali and a Labrador named Snickers. I registered them and paid the adoption fees, and they came to live with me for good. In 2015, life took us to Sydney. But a year later, my ex and I split up. At first we shared the dogs, but then my ex changed her mind and I haven’t seen them in 10 months and counting. I’m now facing legal bills in the tens of thousands to win them back through the courts, and it’s something that could have been avoided.  You might be wondering how this happened, since I paid for them and they’re registered to me... Well, just a few days after we split up, my ex went down to the local council and re-registered the dogs in her name. They already had microchips with my information, but the NSW registry doesn’t link to any other database in Australia. It’s the only one that doesn’t. So when their chips failed to return any information, she simply pretended they had never been registered before, and that I didn’t exist, even though both dogs had been officially mine throughout the rest of Australia since 2013. She wasn’t even asked for a change of ownership form. It was negligent of the council not to ask why an 8 and a 5 year old dog had chips that had “not been activated", but moreover it’s a failure of the system that their chips didn’t scan correctly. This is exactly what micro chipping is meant to protect against! How is it possible that the registries are not linked? Please sign this petition to have Pet Registries (in particular the NSW Pet Register) linked Australia wide effective immediately. Protect your pets from loss/theft.

Ben McPhee
1,151 supporters
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Petition to Michael Noonan TD, Simon Coveney TD, Leo Varadkar TD, National Parks and Wildlife Service Licensing Unit, Heather Humphreys, Joan Burton TD, Gerry Leckey - NPWS Licensing Unit, Dept of Agriculture, Agriculture Minister Michael Creed, Tanaiste Frances Fitzgerald, Micheál Martin TD, Gerry Adams TD, Brendan Howlin TD, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

Save Irish hares from cruel coursing

Thousands of Irish hares are forcefully snatched from the countryside every year and forced to run for their lives in front of pairs of greyhounds. Those involved in this cruelty are allowed to continue without fear of prosecution, due to an exemption for coursing in Ireland's Animal Health and Welfare Act. Injuries suffered by hares in coursing include broken bones and dislocated hips. The Minister for Agriculture (who has responsibility for animal welfare legislation) and the Irish Government must act now to outlaw hare coursing and save hares from the cruelty inherent in this outdated bloodsport.  Witness the cruelty of Ireland's hare coursinghttps://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRkXOvbUPNNiGTsXVvyZdECvNZfKcdNzB Contact Arts & Heritage Minister, Heather Humphreys, and urge her stop licensing hare coursing Heather Humphreys, TD Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht 23 Kildare Street, Dublin 2 Email: Heather.Humphreys@oireachtas.ie, ministers.office@ahg.gov.ie, taoiseach@taoiseach.gov.ie, wildlifelicence@ahg.gov.ie, Gerry.Leckey@ahg.gov.ie Tel: +353 (0)1 631 3802 or +353 (0)1 631 3800 Leave a comment on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/heather.humphreysfg Tweet to: @HHumphreysFG Urgently contact An Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar and An Tanaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) Frances Fitzgerald. Ask them to ban hare coursing and give permanent protection to hares. An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar Department of the Taoiseach, Government Buildings, Upper Merrion St, Dublin 2 Telephone: +353 (0)1-6194020 Email: taoiseach@taoiseach.gov.ie, leo.varadkar@oireachtas.ie Tweet to: @campaignforLeo Leave a comment on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/campaignforleo/ An Tanaiste, Frances Fitzgerald Department Of Justice 51 St. Stephen's Green Dublin 2. Tel: +353 1 602-8202 or +353 1 457 7712 Email: frances.fitzgerald@oir.ie Tweet to: @FitzgeraldFrncs Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Frances-Fitzgerald/302584593224671 Please appeal to the Minister for Agriculture to remove an exemption for coursing from the Animal Health and Welfare Act. Michael Creed TD Minister for Agriculture Department of Agriculture Agriculture House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Email: michael.creed@oir.ie Tel: +353 (0)1-607 2000 or LoCall 1890-200510. Leave a comment on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/michaelcreedtd Tweet to: @creedcnw

Irish Council Against Blood Sports ICABS
8,177 supporters