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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

C.A.G.E.D Nationwide
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Free Lasah the elephant from daily abuse

The Langkawi Elephant Adventures (LEA) on Langkawi island, Malaysia, has held the elephant Lasah under deplorable conditions for ten years. Join Friends of the Orangutans in urging the Malaysian Environment Minister to prioritize Lasah's well-being by retiring him to the Kuala Gandah elephant sanctuary.Lasah is a 36 year old Asian elephant who was born in the wild and has spent over 25 years in several zoos including Singapore Zoo. He has been forced to work in a logging camp, perform in shows including in a popular Malaysian entertainment outlet and used in commercials and the 1999 film Anna and the King.After years of abuse and exploitation Lasah was sent to Langkawi in March 2006 and has since been forced to give rides for hours in sweltering heat and humidity while at the mercy of his handler. Recently investigators found Lasah kept in brutal conditions behind public eyes, chained on all four legs, as exposed in the photo above. This chaining method also breaks the Malaysian wildlife law. Friends of the Orangutans Malaysia suspects Lasah is chained in this cruel manner during LEA's closing hours.Lasah has endured a lonely life of abuse and exploitation at the Langkawi Elephant Adventures and other places long enough. Please speak up for him today and help ensure that he spends the remainder of his days at the Kuala Gandah elephant sanctuary, where he will have the companionship of other elephants, space, and care that he deserves.

Friends of the Orangutans
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