Petition to The sentencing council for England and Wales
make sentencing for animal abuse much stronger.
The maximum penalty for animal abuse (including torture, murder) is 6 months. I'm sure if anyone who has read an article on animal abuse in the past has been disgusted to the lengths at which people will disregard the rights of animals who cannot say no. They cannot ring an abuse hotline, they cannot just up and walk out. All animals know, in relation to humans is guidance and love. The trust an animal will have towards its "owner" is unconditional. Please don't let people who have the mallice to cause prolonged pain and discomfort to an animal get away with murder literally. As you know animals can't speak up for themselves, but you can.
Petition to Director-General Dr Yap Him Hoo, Minister Lawrence Wong, Mr Prem Nasir/Dr Javan Fan/Mr Adel Yusnin Norman, Minister K. Shanmugam, MP Indranee Rajah
Justice for Sophie, Solomon and Jasper
On September 9, 2017, while my Siberian Huskies Sophie, Solomon and Jasper were walking together on a leash through a narrow public pathway behind their home, a free roaming uncollared cat hidden in the bushes darted out, attacked Sophie and injured her nose. Reflexively, Sophie caught the cat in her mouth. Seeing the attack on Sophie, her brothers Solomon and Jasper also held on to the cat with their mouths. The Huskies freed the cat on the instruction of their handler, who released the cat when she did not see any injuries on it. While trying to keep the cat away from the Huskies, the handler also suffered a 25cm long deep scratch on her leg inflicted by the cat. Most unfortunately, the cat passed away later in the day. In October 2017, the Singapore Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) informed me that, acting on a complaint, they had to test each of the dogs for aggression. We believe the Huskies passed the aggression test, especially since they are neutered and spayed. AVA has refused to confirm or deny the fact. They have also refused to confirm the cat's cause of death. Despite the fact that the Huskies are 6 years old and have never had any incidences of this nature in their history, AVA now proposes to impose a restriction against the Huskies, prohibiting them from being walked together in public places. In addition, AVA has informed me that it will not provide me any information in relation to the complaint - presumably to prevent me from mounting a defense or rebutting false or incomplete evidence given. Notwithstanding this position, AVA also requires me to pay a fine for not having the Huskies securely “under the control of the handler”. When queried by me as to the reasonableness and fairness of expecting me to defend against an unknown complaint by an unknown person with unknown supporting evidence, AVA informed me that their position is that the Huskies and handler must per se be at fault when the cat dies, so there is no need for me to know more. I believe AVA's position is not only logically untenable but patently wrong. Mr Anthony Ong, a professional dog trainer with K9 World in Singapore, with more than 40 years of experience training dogs in the Singapore Police Force and now privately, who is familiar with the Huskies, has opined that:- “even with leash and collar, it can never be guaranteed that a darting animal (in this case a cat) which startled the dog will not result in the dog catching the animal out of sheer defence and natural reflexes.” I believe that AVA's requirement that the Huskies not be allowed in public areas together for the rest of their lives is an unreasonable penalty for an accident that could have happened to anyone. It is unjust that the Huskies' quality of life should be severely diminished over an accident that could have occurred no matter how responsibly leashed and controlled they were. AVA also does not seem to understand the importance of the pack walk to the behavioral balance of dogs. By withholding critical information from me, presumably to render me unable to defend myself and my Huskies, AVA has also chosen not to avail itself of the mountain of evidence that shows the Huskies are beloved by the residents in the neighbourhood and that the free-roaming cat had a history of unprovoked aggression. Instead, AVA expects me to accept these restrictions on the quality of life of my Huskies lightly because, in their words, my fine could be much greater if I don't. AVA fails to understand that these strong arm tactics will not work on true dog lovers, as our dogs' quality of life is priceless and worth fighting for, especially when my Huskies were the ones attacked. They, and their handler, did no wrong. Please sign our Petition to let the Ministry of National Development and AVA know that we:- 1. where we are personally familiar with the Huskies, (a) have never observed the Huskies to be aggressive towards humans and other animals in the neighborhood. (b) have never witnessed the Huskies not being securely leashed or under the control of their owner or her helper. (c) have no objections whatsoever against the owner of the Huskies walking the Huskies together in public areas. (d) have never felt that our personal safety or that of our pets or children have been in danger due to the Huskies being walked together. 2. do not agree with the unfairness of AVA’s investigation and determination process. Written details of any complaint and the evidence gathered to support such complaint must be provided to the complainee to give the complainee a fair chance to respond. 3. believe the incident could have happened to any of us that day, even if our dogs are securely leashed and under control. The incident was an unavoidable accident as the Huskies were acting reflexively to the attack by the cat. 4. given that the incident was an unavoidable accident, believe that there is nothing to be achieved by taking any action in respect of the incident and would request AVA to dispense with such action. Curtailing these docile Huskies' quality of life over a misadventure is not only unjustified but inhumane.
Petition to Vladimir Putin, Yury Chaika
Stop Killing Homeless Animals in Russia! Stop Bloody FIFA 2018!
Русский / English / Deutsch / Italian / Polish / Turkish / Spanish / French / PortugueseThe World Cup is organised to be held in Russia from June‐July 2018. Before then we are urgently seeking support from animal protection activists, societies and generally kind people to help us STOP the awful practice our country has of killing homeless animals in the run up to international sporting events. The Russian Government says they are doing this to “ensure security and a pleasant stay” and to “present a good image” to visitors from participating countries. This terrible “tradition” needs to change! In Russia the system we have to provide shelter, food and medical support for homeless cats and dogs isn’t good - it definitely isn’t up to modern standards around the world. We’re yet to develop a system that is humane and ethical. At the same time a huge amount of money (the detailed information can be found at the page of our group in Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bloodyFIFA2018 that could be used to create shelter and support for stray animals, gets allotted to putting down animals, that really just need love, support and care. These are animals being put down might otherwise have been adopted. Tenders worth $1.95million have been awarded in host cities to deploy “canine KGB” deaths squads. Soon 11 Russian cities could have the blood of homeless animals on their hands. Hundreds of thousands of dogs, cats and even birds will be killed by terrible poisons and in some cases even more cruel ways. We are asking our Government to reconsider allocating budget funds for the capture and elimination of animals, that are unlikely to get into any sport building or stadium in “threatening quantities”. We want them to withdraw this decisions and cancel plans that are already being put into action. This problem can be solved in a civilised way and the World Cup event can go ahead without innocent victims being sacrificed. WE’RE ASKING OUR GOVERNMENT: To reassign these funds to creating good shelters; redirect the efforts of the authorities to cooperation with volunteer organisations, enabling involvement and support to those who love, really want and can help animals; and find common and humane solution for the World Cup. We are pleading that the Governments of countries participating and the football teams taking part appeal to the Russian government to stop the killing of homeless animals and to adopt the law, which would provide the animals with protection. If the Government can’t do this, we ask you to insist on transferring the World Cup to a country where animals have the right to life! #bloodyFIFA2018
Petition to Ministry of Natural Resoruces & Environment Malaysia, YB Dato Sri Dr. Haji Wan Junaidi bin Tuanku Jaafar, Y.Bhg. Dato' Abdul Kadir bin Abu Hashim, Ministry of Natural Resoruces & Environment Malaysia, Ministry of Natural Resoruces & Environment Malaysia, Ministry of Natural Resoruces & Environment Malaysia, Ministry of Natural Resoruces & Environment Malaysia, Ministry of Natural Resoruces & Environment Malaysia, Ministry of Natural Resoruces & Environment Malaysia, Ministry of Natural Resoruces & Environment Malaysia, Ministry of Natural Resoruces & Environment Malaysia, Ministry of Natural Resoruces & Environment Malaysia, Wildlife Department of Malaysia, Wildlife Department of Malaysia, Wildlife Department of Malaysia, Wildlife Department of Malaysia, Wildlife Department of Malaysia, Wildlife Department of Malaysia, Wildlife Department of Malaysia, Wildlife Department of Malaysia, Wildlife Department of Malaysia, Wildlife Department of Malaysia, UKK JPM, NRE , Wildlife Department of Malaysia, Wildlife Department of Malaysia, Wildlife Department of Malaysia, Wildlife Department of Malaysia, Wildlife Department of Malaysia, Langkawi Development Board, Langkawi Development Board, Langkawi Development Board, JPM , JPM , NRE , LADA , LADA , NRE , JPM
Free Lasah the elephant from daily abuse
Lasah is a 37 year old wild born elephant who was captured and taken into captivity when he was a baby, separated from his mum and herd, and who has suffered in zoos, tourism and entertainment for over 25 years. Lasah has been forced to work in a logging camp, lived in zoos including Singapore Zoo, perform in shows including in a popular Malaysian entertainment outlet and used in commercials and the 1999 film Anna and the King. Eleven years ago, he was sent to the popular Malaysian tourist island, Langkawi and since then has been used by the profit-making Langkawi Elephant Adventures [LEA]. There, Lasah is used for elephant rides and lives all alone, which is devastating for a social animal like elephants. LEA also continues to offer Lasah for other commercial purposes on their website. In July last year, activists exposed photos of Lasah chained on all four legs behind public eyes during LEA's closing hours. In March 2017, eight months after the campaign for Lasah started, the Malaysian environment ministry said that Lasah is chained on two feet (when not exploited for tourist money). Lasah has suffered for too long. This abuse must stop. Sign this petition to get him to the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary and then click on the link below to know what more you can do to help #FreeLasah. http://www.fotomalaysia.org/?p=1870
Petition to Waikato District Council, Ella Makin
Stop Mainland Poultry factory farming 400,000 hens for cheap eggs!
New Zealand's biggest egg producer, Mainland Poultry, want to build a massive industrial chicken egg laying farm at 64 Old Road, Orini in the Waikato Region. If Mainland Poultry get their way, they'll build a mega factory farm imprisoning 400,000 hens. The hens will be kept in a multi-tiered aviary system. Multi-tiered aviary systems are simply an adjustment on colony cages. The hens will have no access to the outdoors. Each building will contain 50,000 hens that will be kept in a stacked arrangement that reaches almost to the ceiling. Overseas, these systems have been described as "high rises" for chickens. Multi-tiered aviaries don't exist in New Zealand on the large scale that Mainland Poultry is proposing and they haven't been considered thoroughly in our animal welfare regulations. Mainland want to establish them in New Zealand because they can sell eggs from multi-tiered aviaries as "cage-free". But overseas, multi-tiered aviary systems have been shown to be significantly problematic for animal welfare. Overseas research has shown much higher instances of cannibalism, broken bones and respiratory illness in hens kept in multi-tiered aviary systems. There's been massive public outcry in New Zealand about factory farming and farming animals intensively for cheap food production. We don't want adjustments to cages and factory farming. We want these practices banned completely. New Zealand is said to be a world leader in animal welfare but building a mega factory farm like this would actually set us behind more progressive nations. Waikato District Council are currently considering Mainland Poultry's application. We're urging the Council to decline Mainland Poultry's application to build this mega hen hellhole. At the very minimum, Waikato District Council should make this application publicly notified so that everyone can have their say. Please sign & share today if you feel the same!
Petition to Responsible department: Department for Environment Food, and Rural Affairs
.@DefraGovUK: "BAN THE BOLT" ABOLISH THE USE OF THE CAPTIVE BOLT GUN TO DESTROY GREYHOUNDS IN THE UK.
C.A.G.E.D North West 'Ban the Bolt' Campaign [Petition Supported by Ricky Gervais and Jane Fallon] Each year an estimated 10,000 ex-racing greyhounds are 'unaccounted' for -- puppies that don’t make the grade, dogs that sustain injuries, are pregnant or unable to find homes, most are less than five years old.Many of these dogs are disposed of in the most 'economical' way - by bolt gun. Under existing UK legislation, any person can use a bolt gun to destroy a greyhound, if they are the legal owner. Attempted destruction of greyhounds by bolt has resulted in innocent dogs being left to suffer in agony for hours, before being found and taken to a veterinary surgery to be finally put to sleep by lethal injection.These dogs should at the very least be entitled to a humane death. Destruction of greyhounds should only be performed by use of intravenous euthanasia, administered by qualified veterinary surgeons. Following the controversial use of bolt guns by RSPCA inspectors a few years ago, the RSPCA requested the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) comment on their review of its 2004 euthanasia rules and guidelines. In April 2010 the RCVS announced that use of the captive bolt guns on dogs was inappropriate.Defra have the power to end this cruel practice so we are calling on them to immediately abolish the use of captive bolt guns to destroy greyhounds in the UK.For more information please click on the links below to read about Milton the greyhound and use of bolt gun in destruction. http://www.cagednw.co.uk/ban-the-bolt.html http://www.cagednw.co.uk/greyhound-disposal.html http://www.greytexploitations.com/resources-and-reports/a-license-to-kill http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-396015/The-killing-fieldsof-10-000-greyhounds-old-race.html
Petition to Raystede Animal Welfare Sanctuary
Raystede animal sanctuary PLEASE stop selling meat and animal produce in your cafe!
Raystede ‘claim’ that they source meat and animal produce from ‘local high welfare farming systems’ but what does that even mean? Isn’t the point of an animal rescue centre to save animals? Any true animal lover knows that the slaughter of a sentient being who does not want to die is MURDER! How on earth can Raystede play God by picking and choosing which animals deserve to live and which deserve to die? Raystede was set up in the 1950’s by a lady who adored animals and began rescuing them as a child. She is quoted saying in her book (sensible pets and silly people)“My own view, and that of every decent minded person, is that no animal should be caused to suffer at all for any reason." Miss Mabel Raymonde-Hawkins, MBE, founder of Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare. Her name is currently being made a complete mockery of by the sale of meat and meat produce on the grounds of the animal sanctuary which she worked so hard to set up. She went on to say that “all cruelty should be punished and eliminated.” Miss M Raymonde-Hawkins MBE, Raystede's founder, established it as a charity in 1952 but she had been rescuing animals since childhood. She cared deeply for all animals and was opposed to all forms of animal exploitation. In her book 'Sensible Pets and Silly People' she wrote “My own view, and that of every decent minded person, is that no animal should be caused to suffer at all for any reason." She was a committed vegan and she would be ashamed by the way that Raystede has continued to run with such hypocrisy and double standards because she believed that the lives of ALL animals matter. If this issue is of concern to you then please sign and share, alternatively please write to: Morgan Williams, (Raystede's President) Mr Williams worked with Miss Raymonde-Hawkins before she died. 29 Hamilton Court, The Strand, Brighton Marina Village, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 5XD Martyn Wallwork, (Chairman of Board of Trustees) Wanderers, The Avenue, Kingston, Lewes, BN7 3LL
Petition to Irish Health Service, Health Service Official, Mr. Simon Harris, Minister for Health, Ballina Training Centre
Stop Health Service cruel hare coursing project!
This petition calls on Ireland’s National Health Service to please END a shameful project involving people with severe intellectual disabilities in HARE COURSING! The project is underway at a training centre in Ballina, Co Mayo, Ireland. The centre provides therapeutic programmes and services for people with intellectual disabilities. In the recent “Mayo Mental Health News" newsletter, the cruel blood sport was described as “the interesting new pastime offered by the Centre.” The project involves both helping to train greyhounds for hare coursing AND encouraging patients to attend and support hare coursing events. The Health Service Executive (HSE), which funds and runs the Ballina Training Centre, has confirmed that the service has been supporting the activity for clients. A local politician, Councilor Gerry Ginty has spoken out strongly against the HSE funded centre's facilitation of coursing, saying "it’s regrettable that this would be considered an appropriate past-time for service users" and expressed support for a ban on the blood sport. It is shocking beyond words that Ireland’s Health Service is condoning and facilitating a project that promotes one of the cruelest blood sports in the world. Most civilized human beings would recoil in horror from the idea of bringing vulnerable people to live coursing events, where hares are mauled; get tossed about like rag dolls, and have their bones crushed- and greyhounds also suffer appalling injuries. Please sign this petition and let the Irish Health Service know that this CANNOT BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE. (Tony O’Brien, Director General of the Health Service, can be contacted by phone at 00 353 1 635 2000) · Here is footage from hare coursing fixtures held in the present season: This is the kind of activity the HSE thinks is an appropriate experience for people with serious intellectual disabilities: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTGE20GX7ik&index=1&list=PLRkXOvbUPNNg1KdCXIhJwE_YQELz8SOX0