Petition to Kit Malthouse, Michael Gove
Help save Britain’s hedgehogs with ‘hedgehog highways’!
Hedgehogs in the UK are in serious trouble. Repeated studies have shown that the nation’s favourite animal is being wiped out. But there is something we can do to save them. I’m an ecologist and author and I’ve been studying hedgehogs for over 30 years. I know that a key cause of them dying out is that our landscapes are being fenced off into ever smaller fragments. We need to make sure new housing developments include ‘hedgehog highways’ - a 13 cm hole in the bottom of a fence that allows hedgehogs to move freely between gardens to find food and find a mate. This simple move would have a big impact on the UK’s hedgehogs - and it’s cheap and easy for developers to carry out. So I’m calling upon government to ensure every new housing development builds in these holes for hedgehog highways. This will allow gardens to be connected, creating the pathways they need to survive. We can’t sit back and let hedgehog numbers keep plummeting. It’s estimated that numbers are already down 95% since the 1950s. We have to act now. Please sign here to call on the Ministry of Housing and Planning to make hedgehog highways a legal requirement of new builds.
Petition to BBC
A PETITION TO SAVE OUR DOG, TANK.
An incident occurred at the Olatunji’s residence on the 23rd of July 2018 whereby their neighbour came on to their property to pick up her parcel that they had collected on her behalf. The neighbour had known Tank since he was 10 weeks old. Tank ran out to play with the her but she reacted aggressively by shouting, screaming and hitting the dog constantly with the parcel. Due to her hitting their dog, he sustained cuts and bruises to his face and this resulted in Tank nipping her once. She later called the Police called and requested that the dog should be euthanised. They took their dog to their local kennel to calm him down as he was stressed, they also put a few things in place on their property and arranged to do some training so that such incident would not occur again. The Police were aware of what they had put in place including a non-refundable 50% deposit in excess of £2000. They were hoping to collect Tank on Monday the 30th of July 2018 from the Kennel. The Police came to their house on Saturday the 28th of July asking them to sign an Acceptable Dog Behaviour Contract. After they had signed the contract, it was later drawn to their attention that the Police had already seized their dog so they could lose their training deposit and did not informed them that their dog had been seized. The Police also lied to them in seizing the dog. There is plenty of evidence on the YouTube channel of Deji showing the dogs temperament and nature. Please help us in getting back this kind, friendly and loving family dog. He is dearly missed, it saddens us all.
Petition to Inubosaki Marine Park Aquarium, Inubosaki Marine Park Aquarium
Demand Honey the dolphin and other animals released to a sanctuary
Petition toThe Inubosaki Aquarium and the Chiba Prefectural Health and Welfare Department A dolphin and 46 penguins were abandoned in the Inubosaki Aquarium in the city of Choshi in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. I am asking the Inubosaki Aquarium and the Chiba Prefectural Health and Welfare Department to send Honey the lone dolphin to a sanctuary along with all the other animals.The animals, including a dolphin called Honey, have been abandoned since the start of the year.Honey, a female bottlenose dolphin, was captured in 2005 near Taiji, a western port of the town that has become notorious for its annual dolphin hunt which was featured in the Oscar-winning documentary, The Cove.The operator of the Inubosaki Marine Park Aquarium in the city of Choshi in Chiba prefecture, just east of Tokyo, shuttered the facility in January citing a decline in visitors after the 2011 earthquake and nuclear crisis.Honey and 46 penguins, along with hundreds of fish and reptiles, remain at the closed aquarium.This is not acceptable and action is needed as soon as possible.A group that handles animals have a responsibility to explain and let them go to a sanctuary.
Petition to Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India. The Rt Hon David Cameron, Prime Minister of the UK.
Petition to end the cruel treatment of elephants in India - by Save The Asian Elephants
Above: a baby elephant beaten to the ground in the "training" process of pajan. http://stae.org Young elephants are snatched from their forest homes to supply tourist attractions, temples and festivals. Capture from the wild often entails slaughtering the mothers and other herd members who attempt to protect their young. PAJAN – THE BRUTAL ‘BREAKING IN’ PROCESSThe captured calves are isolated and then forced into a pen and tied with ropes to prevent them moving. They are deprived of water, food and sleep. Terrified, they are brutally, often fatally, beaten with rods, chains or bullhooks (a rod with sharp metal hooks at the striking end) and stabbed with knives and nails. This practice – “pajan” – is designed to break their spirits and brutalise them into submission. We respectfully urge:Narendra Modi to end pajan and ensure the proper treatment of captive elephants. These magnificent creatures should either be released into the forests or kept in genuine sanctuaries. David Cameron to urgently fulfil his Government’s Manifesto commitment to “support the Indian Government in its efforts to protect the Asian elephant”. The Association of British Travel Agents to press its members to remove elephant attractions from their itinerary in India and the rest of Asia. Only visits to genuine sanctuaries and wildlife reserves where tourists observe elephants at a respectful distance (and do not ride them) should be permitted. STAE asks for your signature to this petition as we need maximum visible support as we enter crucial meetings with the UK Foreign Office and the UK tourism industry. See STAE's work featured in Mail on Sunday 16/08/15: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3199391/Tortured-tourists-Chained-spot-20-years-Beaten-submission-secret-jungle-training-camps-terrible-plight-Indian-elephants-LIZ-JONES.html and 23/08/15 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3207447/Your-roar-outrage-gentle-giants-MoS-readers-extraordinary-reaction-abused-elephants-story.html http://stae.org
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 Mr. Wei Tao, YuLin Mayor
Shut Down the Yulin Dog Meat Festival.
Did you know, every year, on the summer solstice, thousands of dogs are rounded up to be eaten in Yulin, China as part of a Dog Meat Festival? We believe that this cruel "festival" has no place in the 21st century. https://www.change.org/f/help-us-provide-direct-emergency-care-for-the-dogs-in-yulin-china?source_location=petition_show Many of the dogs that are killed are stolen household pets or are watchdogs of rural families. Allowing the Dog Meat Festival to continue is like endorsing dog theft, which supplies the dog meat industry.The Yulin Dog Meat Festival is also a dangerous food safety issue and animal cruelty issue. Dogs sold on the market are sick, poisoned and dying animals. Dogs suffer from horrendous conditions during the long distance, trans-provincial journeys, many days without food and water.By signing our petition, you’re joining a global movement with like-minded people who want to shut down this heinous festival and trade. Paul Fong, Director of International Policies, Duo Duo Project Visit www.duoduoproject.org to learn more and support our projects.
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.
Petition to The South African President and Government, Cyril Ramaphosa, Edna Molewa
Poachers of endangered wildlife to face death penalty in South Africa
South Africa is dealing with rhino poaching at a catastrophic level. The current prison sentences or fines are insufficient deterrents. Poaching is getting worse. Therefore we request that the South African President and the South African Government takes a stand in an effort to conserve endangered wildlife population in South Africa and pass a new law. Poachers need to face capital punishment. The public are furious and tired of this needless high level poaching of Rhino, which is almost certainly linked with lucrative organised crime, and we the public are calling for the death sentence as a deterrent. With approximately only 30,000 rhinos left worldwide, it is necessary to act now before rhino and other endangered animals become extinct. Thank you for being a voice for the rhinos. Every signature counts. Please feel free to share.