Petition to Roseanna Cunningham, Jo O'Hara, Nicola Sturgeon
Save the Scottish wildcat by protecting Clashindarroch Forest!
The Scottish Wildcat is one of the rarest animals in the world; there are only 35 of them left on earth. A third of them live in the publicly owned Clashindarroch Forest in the Scottish Highlands, but they are in danger from logging by the Scottish Government’s Forestry Commission Scotland. If this doesn’t stop immediately, the wildcat will become extinct. I’ve always loved cats, and these wildcats - often dubbed the ‘Tigers of the Highlands’ - are particularly special to me. I'm a filmmaker and got to really know about them 12 years ago filming them for a wildlife documentary. Learning they were truly on the verge of extinction I knew I had to act and, with some expert help, I set up a project to protect and conserve them called Wildcat Haven. But now I need your help to keep them alive. Wildcat Haven have found 13 wildcats in this forest. It is their last and only known major stronghold and breeding site. But logging is taking place in the middle of kitten season, disturbing wildcat mothers, which could make them abandon or even eat their young. The logging will tear the wildcat population apart, and threaten many other rare animals that live in the forest alongside them. Please sign our petition urgently calling on the Scottish Government to immediately halt the logging and exploitation of Clashindarroch Forest to ensure the iconic Scottish wildcat survives. You can stay up to date on this campaign and the organisation that discovered these wildcats and wants to protect them, Wildcat Haven, at WildcatHaven.com and also on facebook.com/ScottishWildcatHaven
Petition to Peter Pritchard, Dr Maeve Moorcroft
Pets At Home: Stop company-wide mistreatment of small animals!
Pets At Home promote a company-wide disregard to small animals through both their cruel practices and unsuitable products. They promote and sell unsuitable housing, inadequately sized wheels and an overall lack of knowledge in relation to the small animals both in their care and in the care of the public. For example, Wood Green, The Animals Charity, states that: "The minimum cage size for a Syrian hamster would be 80 cm. wide by 50 cm. deep by 35 cm. high." "The minimum size for a cage housing a pair of dwarf or Chinese hamsters would be 80 cm. long by 50 cm, deep by 35 cm. high." Despite these measurements, Pets At Home only sell THREE cages that fit these sizing categories, two of which are very recent additions. These cages are very rarely found in-store and must be ordered in to be purchased. Seeing as Pets At Home state that there is NO minimum cage size or wheel size for hamsters, consumers will naturally be much more likely to purchase the unsuitable and cruel housing options that are easily accessed in every single Pets At Home store. Small animals sold in store are sourced from inhumane rodent mills and face a lifetime of issues, including severe illness and disease, as a result of the incredibly poor breeding and living standards found in these environments. Pets At Home then profit from these animals by selling them to the public and recommending and selling accompanying products that are both unsuitable and cruel. Often, even the animals found in the adoption section have simply been on the shop floor for "too long" and are then transferred across. In-store animals are also often mis-sexed and sold in pairs or groups, leading to a multitude of unexpected litters and stress for both owner and animal. Animals are frequently sold whilst suffering from undiagnosed illnesses and disease, often after also having had little to no human contact for the entire duration of their poor lives so far. We demand better care and increased knowledge of these animals across the entirety of Pets At Home. We believe that these animals should be sourced from respectable and knowledgable breeders with strong healthy lines, or should not be sourced and sold by Pets At Home at all. ALL stores should sell a multitude of housing options that greatly exceed the size and quality of those that they currently offer, and should provide and sell wheels and other accessories that exceed the cruelly small sizes that are recommended and used currently. ALL animals matter, regardless of size or lifespan, and it's time for Pets At Home to acknowledge that and put it into practice.
Petition to UK Parliament
BAN THE HUTCH!
Would you keep a cat or a dog in a hutch? Cottontails believes it is equally cruel to cage companion rabbits and that they deserve a better life. The average hutch on sale in pet shops measures just 90cm X 30cm X 30cm. This means the rabbit cannot stand up or take a few hops and has to lie in her urine and droppings. There is no room for toys, a litter tray or a companion. The hutches are cheaply made (though not cheap to buy) and offer little protection from predators and the elements. Rabbit Habitats Rabbits should have a living area of at least 2m X 3m, for example a spare room or part of a room (you can use a pet gate/room dividers to limit the space). In addition they should have access to a larger exercise area where they can RUN! e.g. another part of the house or a secure pen in the garden (in the daytime with supervision). Please Sign our Petition! We are seeking to ban the sale and use of rabbit hutches and cages. Even the biggest ones barely allow a pair of rabbits to turn around once you've furnished them with food and water bowls, hay, straw, litter tray, bed, toys, etc. And as long and they’re available to buy, they will be used to confine rabbits, guinea pigs and other animals, often for their whole lives. Please help us give them a better quality of life by signing our petition and spreading the word. Thank you. Need More Info? Cottontails has been promoting keeping rabbits completely free-range ever since it was founded in 1993. Our first rabbit Carolina and later our foster bunnies taught us that a home is not a hutch or an indoor cage. Please visit our website at bunny.org.uk for lots of advice on rabbit care, from housing to bonding rabbits and finding a rabbit shelter near you.
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 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Agriculture Minister Michael Creed TD, Andrew Doyle TD, Paschal Donohoe, Frances Fitzgerald, Dept of Finance
Irish Government: Stop Giving Millions of Euro to Cruel Greyhound Industry
Please sign our petition calling on the Irish Government to stop funding the cruel greyhound racing industry. The Irish Greyhound Board - which has control over track racing and hare coursing - received 16 million euro of hard-earned taxpayers' money in the latest budget (an increase of over a million euro compared to the previous year's figure), while other desperately needy sectors of Irish society saw cuts in grant aid. This despicable industry is responsible for the premature deaths of huge number of greyhounds, considered no longer fit to race on the track and those who don't make the grade. The average lifespan of a greyhound is 12-14 years, but Irish racing greyhounds can only expect to live 3-4 years. Also, many greyhounds are sent abroad to destinations that have little or no animal welfare protection legislation, where they are kept in appalling conditions and raced to death. It is also a corrupt industry with owners and trainers "openly admitting to doping" dogs as revealed on BBC and Channel 4 documentaries, while blooding (using hares, rabbits and small animals to keep the greyhounds keen) is an "open secret" in the industry. Given the ongoing fall in attendances at tracks, it is clear that the general public has little interest in greyhound racing. The Irish Government must stop wasting precious funds on this dying industry. An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar Government Buildings, Upper Merrion St, Dublin 2 Telephone: +353 (0)1 619 4020 Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Leave a comment on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/campaignforleo/Tweet to: @campaignforLeo Paschal DonohoeMinister for FinanceEmail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: +353 (0)1 6045810Leave a comment on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PaschalDonohoe/Tweet to @PaschaldMichael CreedMinister for Agriculturemichael.email@example.com Andrew Doyle TDMinister of State, Dept of Agricultureandrew.firstname.lastname@example.org
Petition to Environment agency, Canal & River Trust, UK Government and Opposition
River Lea Oil Disaster ▶ We call for effective environmental protection for our waterways
The River Lea flows south from the Chiltern Hills through East London to the River Thames, and is a major source of London’s drinking water. The Lea Valley is home to over 200 bird species, over 35 species of mammal and over 500 species of plant; all of which are under persistent threat from contaminated waste entering the river at Pymmes Brook. On Sunday 11th February 2018, the River Lea saw its worst – but by no means only – incident of waste crime in recent history when used engine oil entered the river at Pymmes Brook. The slow emergency response by both the Environment Agency and the Canal & River Trust enabled the contamination to spread up- and downstream over five miles of waterway. By the Environment Agency’s own calculations, over 78,000 litres of oil-polluted water has been removed from the contaminated area since the incident. The Swan Sanctuary rescued more than 30 swans and other waterbirds. Many other animals died. There were already 40 swans in care at The Swan Sanctuary following another recent pollution event from Pymmes Brook on 28th December 2017 – otherwise admissions in February 2018 would likely have exceeded 70. Local residents, businesses, rowers, walkers, tourists and live-aboard boaters have been subject to harmful fumes, along with the sight of dead and contaminated wildlife; not to mention the toxic waste itself. Some local river-based businesses and organisations have had no option but to cease operations during this time. A boater and Canal & River Trust joint volunteer clean-up effort was undermined when hazardous waste held in unsealed tonne bags, including dead animals, was left on public towpaths uncollected by the Environment Agency for over three weeks. Volunteers have noted the Environment Agency’s proactive work at the source of the spill, as well as the initial dedication of a handful of Canal & River Trust staff on the ground. It is, however, over one month since the incident and volunteers are still organising regular clean-up operations with no support from the Environment Agency or the Canal & River Trust. After one month, the oil spill has still not been contained or cleaned Throughout this environmental disaster communication between agencies and the affected communities has been substandard, and has fallen short of the most basic expectations: No clarity between Environment Agency and Canal & River Trust’s responsibilities No evidence of an emergency response contingency plan or strategy Insufficient briefing of Canal & River Trust staff and volunteers No proactive or clear communication with boat licence holders, rowing clubs or marinas No education of towpath users or local businesses Lack of clean-up resources available to boaters and volunteers Failure to close waterways quickly and the premature reopening of Hertford Union Canal leading to spread of the contamination The Canal & River Trust has acknowledged they “deal with on average six pollution events each year relating to the discharges from Pymmes Brook”. Why then were authorities so unprepared to cope with this major incident? The Canal & River Trust’s purpose is “to act as guardian for the canals and rivers of England and Wales – ensuring that history, nature and communities are central to everything we do.” The Environment Agency “protect and improve the quality of water, making sure there is enough for people, businesses, agriculture and the environment.” We, the Undersigned, call upon the Addressees to provide: Explanations – Why was an environmental disaster neither acted upon immediately, nor respective actions clearly communicated? Transparency – We call on the Environment Agency and Canal & River Trust to share publicly their waste crime response and communication strategy, including roles and responsibilities and allotted emergency budget. Improvements – We demand an inter-agency investigation and root cause analysis of the February 2018 River Lea Oil Disaster and clean-up response. Lessons learnt and future measures to prevent and cope with disasters of such nature should be shared publicly. Accountability – We call on DEFRA, EAC and the EFRA select committee to hold the Environment Agency and the Canal & River Trust to account for their handling of this disaster and to consider whether the agencies are adequately funded to meet their public objectives. Scrutiny – A process established whereby charities and community groups can review the approach to water quality and pollution management within the Lea Valley. Open letter and online petition created and signed by: Lea Boaters CollectiveAnna Kröger, Emily Nicholl, Graham Ryder, Gwennan Thomas, Jola Mackenzie, Laurie Watkins, Elizabeth Perrett, Sophie Scott, Tom Whitehead, Topher Dagg Thames21Debbie Leach, Chief Executive The Green PartyCaroline Russell, Assembly MemberSian Berry, Assembly MemberAlastair Binnie-Lubbock, Hackney Green Party Mayoral Candidate The Swan SanctuaryDorothy Beeson MBE, BEM, Founder London WaterkeeperTheo Thomas, Chief Executive NBTA LondonDave Mendes da Costa, Chair Residential Boat Owners’ AssociationAlan Wildman, Chair Moo CanoesKaty Hogarth, Founding Director Alfie Hatt , Founding Director Alfred le RoyBen Perkins, Captain Save Lea MarshesCaroline Day, RepresentativeAbigail Woodman, Representative Lea Rowing ClubLucy Stackpool-Moore, Club Captain Amwell Magna FisheryFeargal Sharkey, Chairman Tottenham & Wood Green Friends of the EarthQuentin Given, Co-ordinator Stonebridge Lock CoalitionFrances Dismore, Chair Sue Wend Ho, Secretary A copy of this letter will be sent to: Environment Agency: Sir James Bevan, Chief Executive; Dr Toby Willison, Executive Director of Operations; Sarah Chare, Director Operations South East Simon Hawkins, Deputy Director Hertfordshire & North London. Canal & River Trust: Richard Parry, Chief Executive; Peter Birch, Group Environment Manager; Jon Guest, Waterway Manager in London; Nick Smith, National Waste and Contamination Surveyor. Government and Opposition: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA): Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. Thérèse Coffey MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Environment. The Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee: Neil Parish MP, Chair. Environmental Audit Committee (EAC): Mary Creagh MP, Chair. Labour Party: Sue Hayman MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. David Lammy MP, Tottenham. Dianne Abbott MP, Hackney North & Stoke Newington, Shadow Home Secretary. Meg Hillier MP, Hackney South & Shoreditch
Petition to The Mayor of Santorini - Mr Anastasios Nikolaos Zorzos
Boycott Santorini - Stop The Abuse Of Donkeys
The abuse of Donkeys on the island of Santorini has been going on for years. Tourists ride donkeys up steep cliff paths in the hot sun with no shade at all. They suffer from open sores and struggle to take the weight of the people riding them. The donkeys go up and down the hill all day long - when they struggle they get lashed to make them go quicker. Videos of the abuse are all over social media. Now is the time to say enough is enough. Please sign this petition and pledge to boycott the island of Santorini until the abuse ends.
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.