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Petition to The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP

Save our Swans - Licence the sale of Air Rifles

This week 5 baby swans and their parents were found dead, their bodies wrapped in plastic bags and dumped in a stream in Kent. The entire family had been hunted for ‘fun’, killed by guns including air rifles. In my work as a volunteer rescuing swans, I’ve seen hundreds of beautiful birds killed in this tortuous way. This is why I’m calling for it to be a legal requirement to have a licence before you can buy an air rifle. I’ve been volunteering with swan rescue charities for 25 years. We work around the clock, responding to calls about swans that are found dead or injured - many shot with air rifles. Even after all this time, I still find it deeply upsetting to find swans so cruelly and unnecessarily killed like this. Being shot by an air rifle is a particularly painful way for a swan to die; it can take days for a shot swan to die and they suffer an immense amount of pain. Sadly, we see it far too often. Swans are majestic animals, and they play a vital role in naturally balancing our ecosystems. They also mate for life, so when even a single swan is killed in this barbaric way, their partner and their offspring often struggle to survive without them. And it’s not just swans. There are hundreds of reports every year of cats being shot dead by air rifles too. Right now, anyone over 18 can buy an air rifle in England and Wales - no questions asked. You don’t need a licence and you can legally own one when you are as young as 14. Scotland and Northern Ireland have licensing laws, so why can’t we introduce it in England and Wales? Introducing licensing would mean fewer people could get their hands on these guns, which means fewer animals will be hunted down and shot. We cannot let our beautiful swans keep being killed like this. Please help me save them from suffering such a cruel and senseless death by signing my petition.Go to  http://www.swansupport.org.uk/ for information about saving swans.   

Wendy Hermon
199,930 supporters
Update posted 12 hours ago

Petition to Michael Gove

Ban lion trophy hunting imports into the UK

The body parts of lions killed in gruesome hunts are being bought and imported into our country as ‘hunting trophies’. To hunt these beautiful animals for fun is inhumane and wrong - but it’s also contributing to the rapid decline of lion numbers. That’s why I’m calling on lion trophy hunting imports to be banned immediately. I lived and worked for two decades in several African countries to help the conservation of lions there and I’m now the director of Lion Aid. It pains me that their numbers continue to drop. The number of lions in Africa has decreased from over 200,000 to less than 15,000 within the past 50 years. Most of the ‘trophies’ are male lions. This has a disastrous knock on effect, pride structures are disrupted, reproduction almost grinds to a halt as cub survival is severely affected, and mortality among females increases as they attempt to protect their cubs during encounters with more and more displaced males. We must immediately stop our involvement in this cruel trade of lions killed for fun, like others around the world have. Australia, France and the Netherlands have already banned lion trophy imports. Why have we not yet joined them in doing so? In 2010 and 2015 promises were made by British MPs about introducing a ban, but years later nothing has happened. Every single day we delay makes it more and more likely that we push lions towards extinction. Please sign my petition calling on the UK to immediately ban imports of Lion trophies.

Pieter Kat
4,955 supporters
Update posted 21 hours ago

Petition to To the Prime minister Ramush Haradinaj, AUVK , Kosovo veterinary and food agency

Stop dogfighting in Kosovo now and close all the kennels where dogs are bred especially for dog fighting.

Summary: We request from Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj, AUVK, and Kosovo Police to stop this cruel act once and for ever and to instruct all police forces to take action against the offenders and the abuse of dogs for fights.Personal story: I am starting this petition to stop the sick blood sport of dog fighting in Kosovo and to close all the dog breeding kennels Where dogs are bred especially for dog fights. Dogfights are taking place every day in Kosovo.  In Rahovec Kosovo just recently in January 2019 two dogs were forced to fight each other until one of the dogs died from bleeding injuries. I have also come across people who have made dog fighting an online business. They breed dogs especially for dogfighting and they advertise them and sell them via Facebook. The biggest one is in Prizren Kosovo Fighting dogs are kept isolated from other dogs and most people, so they spend most of their lives on short, heavy chains. The conditioning of fighting dogs may make use of a variety of legal and illegal drugs, including anabolic steroids to enhance muscle mass and encourage aggressiveness. Narcotic drugs may also be used to increase the dogs’ aggression, increase reactivity and mask pain or fear during a fight. Fighting dogs may have their ears cropped and tails docked close to their bodies. Fighters usually perform this cropping/docking themselves using crude and inhumane techniques. Dogs forced into fighting suffer terrible injuries, both from the fights and at the hands of their vicious 'owners'. Most will ultimately be killed in the ring or die soon after from their injuries. Those who can no longer fight are often brutally dispatched. This barbaric practice must be stopped. Those that take place in dog fighting are generally involved in other illegal behaviors. Dog fighting is barbaric and cannot be allowed to be part of a modern society. Instead of tolerating such cruel acts which have impacts on human minds and their willingness to accept killings of living existences, we demand the Prime Minister to adapt a law for animal protection, putting every cruelty against animals and every offence under severe punishment. Will you join me today by signin this petition to help bring dog fighters to justice? The issue: Dog fighting is barbaric and we cannot allow it to be part of modern society.Take action! Dogfighting is the worst thing to happen to dogs. It's brutal. The people who do this are disgusting and should be ashamed of what they're doing. Dogs are supposed to be loved not killed. I care about all dogs and they deserve to be treated with love and respect. Please join me and sign my petition so that all dogs in Kosova are treated with love and respect they deserve Thank you. Ve Thomas    Shqip-Albanian  Ne kërkojmë nga Kryeministri Ramush Haradinaj, AVUK dhe Policia e Kosovës që ta ndalojnë këtë akt mizor një herë e përgjithmonë dhe t'i udhëzojnë të gjitha forcat e policisë që të ndërmarrin veprime kundër shkelësve dhe keqpërdorimit të qenve për luftime. Historia personale: Po e filloj këtë peticion për të ndaluar sportin e gjakut e luftimeve të qenve në Kosovë dhe për të mbyllur të gjitha kutitë e mbarështimit të qenve ku qenët rriten vetem për luftra te qenve . Luftimet e ashpra po zhvillohen çdo ditë në Kosove. Ne janar te ketij viti 2019 ne Rahovec Kosovo nje qen i pafajshem hupi jeten mizorisht duke luftuar sepse ishte detyruar te perlahet me nje qen  per qeshtje argetimi.  Unë kam hasur edhe nëpër njerëz që kanë bërë  një biznes online. Ata mbareshtojne qentë për luftime dhe  reklamohen per shitje nëpërmjet Facebook-ut. Më e madhja është në Prizren Kosovae.  Qenet  mbahen të izoluar nga njerezit dhe , kështu që ata kalojnë shumicën e jetës së tyre në zinxhirë të shkurtër dhe të rëndë. Kondicionimi i qenve luftarakë mund të përdorë një shumëllojshmëri të barnave ligjore dhe ilegale, duke përfshirë steroidet anabolike për të rritur masën e muskujve dhe për të nxitur agresivitetin. Drogat narkotike mund të përdoren gjithashtu për të rritur agresionin e qenve, për të rritur reaktivitetin dhe për të maskuar dhimbjen ose frikën gjatë një lufte. Qen eve te luftrave iu priten veshet pa anestezion dhe pa ndihme veterinare,  zakonisht kryejnë këtë prerje duke përdorur teknika të papërpunuara dhe çnjerëzore. Qentë të detyruar në luftime vuajnë nga lëndime të tmerrshme, si nga luftimet ashtu edhe nga dora e pronarëve të tyre të egër. Shumica në fund të fundit do të vriten në rrjet ose do të vdesin shpejt pas nga lëndimet e tyre. Ata që nuk mund të luftojnë më shpesh trajtohen brutalisht. Kjo praktikë barbare duhet të ndalet. Ata që ndodhin në luftimin e qenve janë përgjithësisht të përfshirë në sjellje të tjera të paligjshme. Luftimi i qenve është barbar dhe nuk mund të lejohet të jetë pjesë e një shoqërie moderne. Në vend që të tolerojmë akte të tilla mizore që kanë ndikim në mendjet e njeriut dhe gatishmërinë e tyre për të pranuar vrasjet e ekzistencave të gjalla, ne kërkojmë nga Kryeministri që të përshtasë një ligj për mbrojtjen e kafshëve, duke vënë çdo mizori kundër kafshëve dhe çdo vepër penale nën dënim te ashpër. A do të bashkohet me mua sot duke nënshkruar këtë peticion për të ndihmuar dhe te ndalojm ket act mizor njehere e pergjithmone.  Çështja: Luftimi i qenve është barbar dhe nuk mund ta lejojmë atë të jetë pjesë e shoqërisë moderne.Vepro! Luftimi me qentë është gjëja më e keqe që mind ti ndodh nje qenit. Është brutale. Njerëzit që bëjnë këtë janë të neveritshme dhe duhet të kenë turp për atë që po bëjnë. Qeni duhet të jetë i dashur dhe jo te malltretohet. Une I dua  të gjithë qentë dhe ata meritojnë të trajtohen me dashuri dhe respekt. Ju lutem bashkohuni me mua dhe firmosni kërkesën time që të gjithë qentë në Kosovë të trajtohen me dashuri dhe respekt që meritojnë Faleminderit. Ve Thomas 

Ve Thomas
73,356 supporters