Petition to All Organizers of US Equine Sport Events
BAN abuser Stacie Laine Soape from participating in equine sport events!!
On the evening of Tuesday, November 5th, so-called equine professional trainer Stacie Laine Soape of Soape Performance Horses, was video recorded at a church-based barrel racing event held in Tatum, TX. In the video, it is very clear that the rider (Stacie Soape) of the horse is using a shocking device under the back of her saddle pad, to REPEATEDLY electrocute the horse. She continues to do this for SEVERAL MINUTES while bystanders scream and plea with her to get off the horse. As the video clearly shows, not only is Stacie Soape blatantly abusing the horse but she is putting all other animals in the arena, as well as bystanders in AND outside the arena, in danger. Again, you can clearly see her ignoring all pleas for dismount, and even cussing back at her “audience” from time to time. Witnesses at the event confirm that the local authorities were called, and Stacie was finally forced to dismount the horse by police. As far as any official “charges” go, there are no records of her being charged with anything since the incident, although there is an investigation ongoing. Stacie Soape is not new to criminal charges or even prison time, as she already has a history of serious offenses that includes conviction for her participation in a Texas cattle-theft ring with a sentence of 12 years. I truly hope that criminal “abuse” charges come to fruition in this case, however this will probably not stop Stacie Soape from continuing to participate in equine events in Texas and elsewhere. Allowing this woman to participate in future equine sport events, will only encourage her to continue her “work” with horses. The mission of this petition is to raise awareness among the horse community, to the abuse and torture of horses at the hand of Stacie Soape, and to prevent her from participating in future events, especially barrel racing. My hope is that by gaining as many signatures as possible on this petition, the word will travel to equine event organizers all over the USA who wish to protect the integrity of their events by BANNING Stacie Soape and Soape Performance Horses from any and all participation!! Perhaps by doing so, we can prevent another incidence such as the one occurring on November 5th, from ever happening again.
Petition to Franklin County Board of Commissioner's
BRING BACK THE ANIMAL ADVISORY BOARD
The animals at the Franklin County Animal Shelter desperately need our help. Staffing at the shelter and possibly even moral, compassion and empathy seem to be at an all time low there. Because of these circumstances, animals are not receiving proper care. They are spending long hours in kennels with no interaction, kennels are soiled, proper vet care is not provided, adoption and volunteer hours are very limited, animals being euthanized unnecessarily, very little effort to get these animals seen and adopted to responsible pet owners and there is no teamwork between the rescues, staff and public volunteers. We are requesting that the advisory committee be put back into place. This committee could and would be the eyes, ears and advocates for the animals and employees. We desperately need this, just as we desperately need to form bonds and partnerships between rescues, staff, volunteers, administrators and citizens. These animals deserve the best care possible. They live, they breath, they have feelings and they are more loyal than most people you know. THEY NEED THIS COMMITTEE! They need us to help them have a better life! Please help!
Petition to Facebook
To legalize the sale of livestock on Social Media (Facebook) !
It is Now against the law or/and against Facebook rules to sale live stock on Facebook. This forces people who wish to sale livestock particularly Horses, some very well trained and wonderful animals , at auctions risking the chance that the horse may go to slaughter houses. Technically said individuals are advertising the sale of livestock and exchange is made in person or face to face or third party advocates! This isn’t fair to the animals in question, some horse go to slaughter who just don’t deserve it . Sometimes horses In particular have been very loyal friends, loved by families, great athletes, working horses, Competition horses etc whatever the case my be sometimes life throws things at us as horse owners that forces us to rehome or we just can’t afford to house and care for the animal, sometimes we just don’t have time that the animal deserves. The animal may hold financial value in most cases it does yet they deserve the chance to go to a good home . Although I’m not completely against slaughter because it helps the equine industry . I have had to sale horse that was not candidates for slaughter, at auctions not always knowing what became of them or who wound up with them , but I can’t afford to keep all that I have owned. It is sadly part of being a horseman . So let’s get together and make a small change that may have a positive affect on a lot of animals well being.
Petition to Santa Anita Park, Stronach Group
Santa Anita: Stop killing racehorses
This year 41 racehorses, including former Breeders’ Cup winner Battle of Midway, have died at California’s world-famous Santa Anita Park. And the number of horses dying goes up every few days. Still, what’s happening there is no anomaly. Over the past 11 years, Santa Anita has averaged 50 dead racehorses annually; every 12-month period but one (when “only” 37 died) saw at least 40 corpses. What’s more, Santa Anita can’t even claim it’s heading in the right direction as two of the three worst years were ‘15-’16 and ‘16-’17. Sign and share today to urge Santa Anita to stop the senseless death of racehorses by closing down its track. Nationally, through our seminal FOIA reporting, Horseracing Wrongs has documented over 5,000 confirmed kills on U.S. tracks just since 2014; we estimate that over 2,000 horses are killed racing or training across America every year. Over 2,000. Imagine that. But there's more: Each year, hundreds more die back in their stalls from things like colic and laminitis, or are simply "found dead" in the morning. And perhaps worst of all, the vast majority of has-been (or never-were) equine "athletes" are brutally and violently bled-out and butchered at Canadian and Mexican slaughterhouses - some 12,000-15,000 Thoroughbreds alone each year. In short, the American horseracing industry is engaged in wholesale carnage - not hyperbole, carnage. “Horseracing is animal exploitation. Horseracing is animal cruelty. Horseracing kills horses. And for nothing more than $2 bets, idle entertainment. We live in 21st Century America; we can - and should - be better than this.” - Patrick Battuello, Founder/President, Horseracing Wrongs More horses will die if Santa Anita is not closed down. Sign today to tell the owners to save lives by immediately shutting down the track.
Petition to WWF, International Rhino Foundation, The nature conservancy, Wildlife Alliance, PANTHERA , oceana
Animals are becoming extinct and it’s our fault
A loss of habitat is one of the main reasons animals are going extinct. Both natural and human activity is causing this. Development for housing, industry, and agriculture reduces the habitat of native organisms. Some of these can effect native species directly. For example, in the Amazon rainforest of South America, developers have cleared hundreds of maybe thousands of acres. The clearings are used for cattle ranches, logging, and urban uses. Development can also endanger species indirectly. Some species, such as fig trees of the rainforest, may provide habitats for other species, plants and animals. As trees are are destroyed, species that depend on the tree habitat may also become endangered. Tree crowns provide habitat in the canopy, top layer, of the rainforest. Plants such as vines, fungi such as mushrooms, and insects such as butterflies live in the rainforest canopy. Along with hundreds of tropical birds and mammals such as monkeys. As trees are cut down, this habitat is lost for the animals, and these species are left with less room to live and reproduce. There are so many more things that I could write about in this paper. There are so many things that people are doing to cause this extinction, but I’m going to leave it at the rainforest. Cutting down the rainforest doesn’t just affect the animals it affects us to. When the rainforest is chopped down we lose three fourths of our oxygen supply. When that happens the temperature rises, we don’t get the oxygen we need, and there is no future for anything. Thank you for reading and I hope that this message gets to you, because if we don’t do something now there will be nothing to do anything for in the future.
Petition to Sweetwater jaycees
Stop rattlesnake round-ups
I am a teen from Arizona and I believe that snakes can be scary sometimes yes. But the scarier thing is what people do to the snakes. Rattlesnake round-ups are a disgusting way of killing the snakes for profit. Each year, tens of thousands of rattlesnakes are taken from the wild to be displayed and slaughtered for entertainment and profit at rattlesnake roundups. Professional hunters, not bound by ‘bag’ or ‘take’ limits, remove snakes from their native habitats and are awarded cash prizes for bringing in the most and biggest snakes. Most snakes are caught by pouring gasoline into their winter dens, which pollutes surrounding land and water and may impact up to 350 other wildlife species. Science does not support claims that roundups are required to prevent rattlesnake overpopulation. Like other wild animals with natural predators, snake populations are maintained by prey abundance (rodents) and levels of predation and disease. Unlike traditional game hunting, there is no monitoring or reporting to regulate this slaughter of snakes, which has likely contributed to the decline in some rattlesnake species. (https://www.rattlesnakeroundups.com/ PLEASE CHECK OUT THIS LINK! my resource
Petition to Martha Stewart, Cory Baker, Talbot Logan, Jenna Meistrell, Glenn Cooke, Joel Richardson, Nell Halse
Martha Stewart: Cut ties with cruel salmon and make a splash with vegan seafood!
I recently worked as an undercover investigator for Compassion Over Killing at a massive industrial salmon hatchery in Bingham, Maine, operated by Cooke Aquaculture. I captured footage of senseless violence against fish on a daily basis and witnessed horrendous living conditions. Fish here were being raised for human consumption in filthy tanks, covered in fungus and suffering immensely. This hatchery farms and raises Atlantic salmon to be sold under its marketing branch, True North Seafood—which has recently partnered with homemaking icon Martha Stewart to supply salmon for her new seafood line. During my time at the hatchery, I witnessed workers throwing improperly anesthetized fish across great distances. Sometimes they were thrown into another tank; other times, into waterless buckets, where they were left to either be crushed by others or suffocate to death. Imagine the horror if this violence were committed against any other animal, like a dog, cat, or chicken! At Cooke, it was like a game to the workers as they attempted “trick shots” and blocked each other’s tosses. I also frequently saw hatchery employees stomping on fish's heads and slamming them against the ground multiple times in failed efforts to kill them. Often, they were left on the ground, still conscious and writhing in pain. Fish at Cooke are routinely vaccinated, yet this procedure, along with fin-clipping (cutting of the fish’s fins in order to identify them), is performed sloppily and carelessly, resulting in even more injury because the fish are often not even properly anesthetized first. The salmon at Cooke are also confined in such filthy, overcrowded, and putrid tanks that fungal infections are the norm. I even saw many fish who were missing eyes because the fish are starved and forced to live in such filthy water conditions that they can mistake each other’s pupils for food as they desperately search for nourishment. Fish are intelligent, sensitive animals who feel pain, stress, and fear just like other animals. Recently, researchers have found that they use tools and can recognize themselves in mirrors. Fish pain receptors are remarkably close to our own--likely from a shared common ancestor. Fish scientist Becca Franks says it best: “The science on fish sentience is clear: fish have the capacity to suffer and feel pain.” Yet they are denied even very basic protections afforded to other animals. Martha Stewart, a self-proclaimed animal lover, shared that she’s happy to partner with True North because the company touts sustainable practices and claims to care about its community. As the world’s major wild fish populations have been cut in half since 1970, commercial fishing is clearly unsustainable for our future. Yet my footage reveals just why factory farming fish is not the solution. The salmon True North is feeding to the public are suffering from painful deformities and are housed in tanks riddled with fungi. Sadly, the cruelty that I caught on camera at Cooke Aquaculture is not an isolated case. As long as there is a demand for Atlantic salmon meat and seafood in general, these murky practices will continue as employees in facilities all over the country are forced to cut corners to turn a profit. Luckily, millions of consumers are realizing that the best way to help fish and to keep our bodies and oceans healthy is by leaving animal products out of our shopping carts and off of our plates, leading to the proliferation of delicious vegan seafood like those from Good Catch, Sophie’s Kitchen, and Ocean Hugger Foods. Even animal meat giant Tyson Foods has jumped aboard with its recent investment in vegan shrimp maker New Wave Foods. After being contacted about COK’s investigation, Cory Baker, COO of Marquee Brands (which owns the Martha Stewart True North Line) replied right away, stating that the company will be opening its own investigation immediately and is committed to “sustainability and of course ensuring cruelty free practices.” The only way for Martha Stewart to cut out cruelty from her salmon line is to drop it completely. Please join me today in urging Martha Stewart to make waves for sea animals by ending her True North salmon partnership and instead pave the way to the future of food by investing in a plant-based seafood alternative. In solidarity,“Pat”Undercover Investigator, Compassion Over Killing P.S. The easiest way you can help create a more compassionate world for all animals is to try more sustainable and delicious vegan eating. Get started here!
Petition to California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Save our Tahoe Vista family of Bears
Please help Save a local family of Bears in Tahoe Vista...our local children have been following the Mama and cubs since their birth, the Bear family mostly reside in the North Tahoe Regional Park backing to the Tahoe Forest. California Department of Fish and Wildlife has set a Death trap at a residential home of someone who left food in his car with his windows down, thereby the bears entered the car doing damage. As locals who care about Tahoe, our wildlife, and our home we strive to "Keep Tahoe Bearable"; encouraging humans to use Bear proof Boxes for the garbage, locking cars and not leaving food in them, using the "Bear Busters" to place electric mats, fencing, and more to deter bears from their properties. We do not want our Bear families killed. Please let the California Department of Fish and Wildlife know we want to save our bears and please remove the trap placed in Tahoe Vista, Ca and let's not Kill Our Bears. We would suggest requiring all homes have Bear Proof Boxes, that our local trash company plan a pick-up route that accommodates both long term residents and short term visiting tourists, that we begin an education program "Bear Awareness" in Tahoe, much like the one in Yosemite and Mammoth. As an educator and resident of Tahoe for 30 plus years, I believe we must protect our natural environment and its wildlife for our children, and their children to come.