Petition to UK Parliament, Theresa May MP
Automatic lifetime animal ban for ALL convicted animal abusers.
In October 2016, Michael Heathcock drove a nail through the head of his living 16 year old dog. Richard Finch assisted him with the act and they buried the dog alive in Kirkleatham Woods in Redcar. The dog was later discovered by horrified dog walkers and the police were informed. The poor animal was later 'put to sleep' by the RSPCA to stop immense suffering. Richard and Michael have addimited guilt. Their defence was appalling, 'the dog was deaf, blind and incontinent and Michael's house had started to smell'. The pair could have very easily dropped the dog off outside a local kennel or done the decent thing and ensured the pet received the appropriate veterinary care. These men have now been sentenced and have thankfully been given lifetime animal bans, but other convicted abusers are often banned for months or years, which gives them the ability to own another animal in their lifetime. Pet licences may also deter people from buying an animal they are not willing to take proper responsibility for. These licences should be reestablished in the UK and vetting checks should be carried out on those wanting to have a domestic pet. Let's spend some of OUR tax on ensuring animals are not let down by this government's poor legislation. All convicted animal abusers to be banned from owning any other animal in their lifetime. Bring back the animal licence required to own a pet in the UK! https://www.facebook.com/lifetimeanimalban/
Petition to NPWS , Irish National Parks and Wildlife Service, Division: Heritage Division Grade: Assistant Secretary E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
KEEP IRISH PINEMARTENS PROTECTED BY IRISH LEGISLATION.
CULL OF PROTECTED PINE MARTINS CALLED FOR: The Irish Farming Independent contained an article where Padraig Brady, a Fine Gael Councillor, also a SHEEP FARMER (who breeds and kills sheep for profit) made a remarkable claim. He said that a pine marten "killed two of his lambs and injured three others" and that an unidentified woman was bitten by a pine marten.The Irish Wildlife Trust has condemned the report as sensationalist and "truly misinformed" and the councillor's claims as "alarmist and irresponsible". Pointing out that WE SAY the IWT emphasised that "pine martens do not attack sheep or people."According to the Farming Independent report: "although local Fianna Fail and Fine Gael councillors have informed the National Parks and Wildlife Service about the problem, they say the issue has 'fallen on deaf ears'....The pine marten is a protected species with no predator. Local representatives are calling for this order to be lifted and for an URGENT CULL." WE SAY NO to any KILLING OF THESE WILD PROTECTED AND RARE ANIMALS. The secretive and elusive pine marten was once found throughout Ireland, but a combination of habitat destruction, hunting for their skins and persecution by gamekeepers during the early part of the 20th century meant that by the 1950’s few martens survived. These days pine martens are protected and their fortunes are improving. Numbers are increasing slowly, and in areas where suitable woodland habitat exists the species is gradually extending its range. The Burren in Co. Clare is considered to be the pine marten’s Irish stronghold. The Vincent Wildlife Trust's "Mammals in Ireland" website describes the pine marten as Ireland’s rarest native mammal species, revealing that "recent abundance estimates suggest that the total population of pine martens in Ireland is approximately 2,700 individuals".
Petition to Palace Entertainment
Help Retire Lolita The Orca
On August 8 1970- in the waters of the Puget Sound of Washington State- a pod of orcas were attacked and rounded up by a group of herders, led by Ted Griffiths and Don Goldsberry. Using speedboats, an aeroplane and releasing explosives in the water, they forced the orcas into Penn Cove. The juvenile orcas were separated from their mothers, as the infants were prime candidates to be sold to aquariums, while the adult orcas were released and free to leave. However, the adult pod would not leave their offspring and refused to swim free, vocalising human-like cries, until the last baby was pulled out of the water, never to return again. One adult and four infant orcas were killed during this capture. The industry, in an attempt to keep the orca deaths from the public, instructed the herders to slit open the bellies of the dead animals, fill them with rocks, and sink the creatures with anchors, hoping they would never be discovered. It is because of the large number of violent orcas captures by the marine park industry in Washington State waters, that an entire generation of orcas was eliminated, and as a result, this orca population is now considered an endangered species.One of the orca infants captured was a 4 year old named Tokitae, who was sold to the Miami Seaquarium. She arrived at the marine park on September 24 1970, where she was renamed ‘Lolita’ and has lived there ever since. She performs tricks during her scheduled shows, and has done so ever since. Lolita’s tank is the size of a hotel swimming pool.It is now known that orcas are incredibly intelligent, sentient and social creatures. Resident orcas from the Pacific Northwest, which Lolita is classified as, stay with their mothers their entire lives. Lolita's mother, known as Ocean Sun, is still alive today, and is photographed regularly by scientists and conservation organisations. Lolita currently lives alone with no other orca companions, besides a few dolphins. When not performing in her show, Lolita floats listlessly in her tank. In the wild, orcas swim hundreds of miles per day, diving as deep as 500 feet. In her tank, she swims in circles inside the 35 foot wide area and can only go as deep as 20 feet, in a small area in the centre of the tank. Lolita is the oldest living orca in captivity, in the smallest orca tank in the world.However, there is a plan for her if we can persuade the CEOs of Miami Seaquarium. Ken Balcomb, of the Center for Whale Research and Howard Garrett of the Orca Network have devised a plan to retire Lolita to her home waters of Washington state. Lolita is not going to be completely “set free in the wild” after being in captivity for so long. The plan is centred around placing Lolita in a transitional coastal sanctuary sea pen where she will be rehabilitated under human care. When the time is right, she will be given the choice of going back to open waters if she so desires. All the time she will be monitored by veterinary staff, to make sure she is receiving the best health care.Lolita will be transported by a cargo aeroplane to a cove by the San Juan Islands, in Washington State. She will continue to be fed by humans and given time to get used to her new home. Then the process of rehabilitation will begin. Lolita will be taught how to eat live fish and to follow a boat, which will be used to take her out of the sea pen for “walks” to get her used to the open ocean. The walks will get longer and longer, all the time gauging the progress of the rehab as to how well Lolita is doing.Once rehabilitated, an effort would be made to reintroduce Lolita to her natural family (pod). Researchers know exactly who Lolita’s family are and where they travel. The whales that belong to Lolita’s family, the Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKWs), are one of the most studied orca populations in the world. Experts believe that Lolita’s natural mother is the orca known as (L25), “Ocean Sun”. L25 is photographed quite frequently in the Puget Sound on a regular basis and is monitored, as are all the Southern Resident Killer Whales. This is what makes the Lolita plan so strong, Lolita’s natural pod are alive and well, so she has a family to return home to.If for any reason, Lolita is not ready to be released into the open water, she can stay in the bay indefinitely, receive human care for the rest of her life, and have the real ocean to live in. All of this in an area hundreds of times larger than her 35 foot wide tank where she currently resides in Miami. She would not have to perform tricks, swim in circles, or have to be near the blaring music played during her shows in her concrete tank.Please sign this petition if you would like to see this for Lolita.
Petition to Spanish government
Ban Using Old Horses For Bull Bait
It's disgraceful what they do to old bullfighting horses and other old horses that they acquire. To cover their eyes and fill their noses and remove their voice box so the crowds can't hear the horses screaming in panic. Shackled to the ground with legs bound and put in padded wadding to be bull bait is an absolute disgrace. This is not a part of Spanish heritage and if it is you should be ashamed.
Petition to Councillor Iain Malcolm
Stop using animals for entertainment and stop spending council money on cruelty.
In December 2016, South Tyneside Council went ahead with using camels in the Winter Wonderland parade. The camels are 'owned' by a company called Joseph's Amazing Camels - among other things this company does is hire camels out for camel racing and organises pig racing. The camels travel over 4 hours and 230 miles from their base in Idlicote, Warwickshire in the back of a truck for the sake of a 15 minute walk along a tarmacked road in the north east of England. Then immediately after they travel back. These animals have endured a minimum of 8 hours in the back of a truck to take part in this shameful spectacle. The camels are ridden along the route and are 'dressed up' in LED lights. Directly next to the camels is a band called Spark! - they are a drumming and special effects band with flashing lights and extremely loud drumming. The noise next to these poor animals is horrendous. The camels are directed by harness and lead along the route so have no option but to go where they are directed. On one occasion at the end of the route a camel is startled by flashing lights of a service vehicle and pulled round the corner to continue to where it was loaded with the others. Their natural habitat is remote desert areas, and their large padded feet are designed to walk on soft sandy soil and their locomotion adapted to an arid environment of flat open terrain. A group of local animal welfare campaigners of which I am a group campaigned throughout 2016. This took the shape of a petition which raised 1200 names which was presented to the council, attending a meeting which was supposed to be a review of the use of animals in the parade, but was actually a rubber stamping for the rebooking of them, we also had a meeting with council officers, interviews in the press and a large silent protest on the night (where the owner of the camels decided to abuse the protesters who did not rise to him). I also raised a freedom of information request, the council breached the regulations and only released the information requested at the exact time the protest was taking place. One of the key pieces of information was the cost of this parade which was £28,000 at a time when local services are cut to the bone or being withdrawn. They also appear to have grossly over estimated on the actual evening - we estimated attendees to be in the high hundreds but they used figures of 8000+. Our local MP, Emma Lewell Buck, was very supportive of our campaign The three councillors for the ward in which this takes place have been contacted requesting a meeting, however, a reply received from one of them says that he does not see the point as council policy on the use of animals is clear and they will rebook the camels. A similar request for a meeting of council officers was initially declined "unless we have new information". We have now managed to secure a meeting with the councillors and council officers plus representatives of concerned constituents. On the 6 March I raised a further FOI request which again the council have breached by not responding within the required time so yet again I have had to contact the ICO. I have also contacted one of the likely acts in the event to ask them not to support the use of camels and once I have any other acts or sponsors confirmed I will also contact them. We have also contacted our local paper which is the Shields Gazette who ran an article wittily (!) entitled 'protesters get the hump'. We are hoping they may be interested in doing a further article this year from the angle of the amount of money it costs to put on at a time of severe local austerity. If they decide to include animals again we will be doing a silent protest on the night but also a series of noisy protests in the lead up to it. Animal Defenders International have already pledged their support as has Peter Egan (actor from Downton Abbey and renowned animal welfare activist) and a number of other animal welfare groups. Please share this new petition far and wide, if you are local would you please show the town in which you are based so we can prove that local people as well as the national and international community care. Thank you so much for signing this petition against animal abuse - let's get this stopped once and for all!
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.
Petition to firstname.lastname@example.org
Freedom for Fleurieu Dogs
Yankalilla District Council has recently passed a by-law designed to outlaw dog owners from exercising their dogs off leash on beaches where dogs were previously allowed to run freely. Please sign this petition if you believe that the freedom for dogs to run freely on beaches should be restored.
Petition to christina mckelvie
Introduce harsher punishments to stop animal cruelty
i feel strongly on this matter as we are the voice for the animals who are being abused everyday it actually is so hard to understand why human beings can do so much cruel to a defenceless animal i love my dogs as part of my family so i think its about time we all pulled together and try make a difference for all these animals and the only way is to change how to do this is by making it a criminal offence and give harsher punishments not just a slap on the wrist some things i read do you know in this country alone there is a animal abused every 10 seconds from beating,burning,fighting,shooting,neglect,poising this is only some of what we humans inflict on defenceless animals im hoping to be able to get over 100,000 signatures to try stop the inhumane treatment of all these animals please help by signing thank you.