Petition to Philip A. Crandall
Hold police accountable for the torture of an animal.
Members of the Coeymans Police Department are shown in a video torturing a Raccoon. http://news10.com/2018/03/12/witnesses-police-try-to-run-over-raccoon/http://news10.com/2018/03/12/witnesses-police-try-to-run-over-raccoon/
Petition to Mike Hhogan, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, Alaska Air Group, JetBlue Airways
NO MORE DEAD PETS -Airlines Need To Create An Expert Animal Health And Care Advisory Board
Trending Recent News- Dog Dies In Airline Bin Dog Mistakenly Flown To Japan The recent news of this dog dying due to poor advice from airline staff just solidifies that airlines need expert advice in how to handle and care for the pets that fly with them. Airlines need expert advice on how to handle pets, where they need to stay, how they need to be cared for and more. Our proposal is to create a travel coalition of the top leaders in the world on pet health and safety. We will then work directly with the airlines to create safe environments for pets that travel so that there are NO MORE DEATHS. iHeartDogs.com is volunteering to start and spearhead this coalition for the well being of all our pets. Sign the petition below to show the airlines that they MUST have better protocols in place to ensure the health and safety of our pets.
Petition to President Donald Trump, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Prime Minister Theresa May, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, Premier Li Kequiang, The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Rt Hon Bill English, President Enrique Peña Nieto
Greyhounds are racing to their deaths worldwide
Across the globe, greyhound racing is a dying industry that is inherently cruel to dogs. When first invented in the United States in 1919, it could not be understood that thousands upon thousands of dogs would suffer and die. Records were not kept of track injuries or deaths, and the public could not know the final fate of racing dogs. Now the truth is out, loud and clear! Greyhounds are paying the ultimate price for a low form of “entertainment” that a growing majority of people will no longer countenance. According to government records now available, common racing injuries include broken necks and broken backs, dislocations, torn muscles, and paralysis. Electrocutions have also occurred when dogs make contact with a track’s high voltage lure. Some dogs die while racing while others are put down due to the severity of their injuries, or simply because of their diminished value as racers. Thankfully, the decline of greyhound racing has been ongoing for years. Between 2001 and 2014, the total amount gambled on American greyhound racing declined by 70%. Additionally, the number of tracks has been cut by two-thirds. In the United Kingdom, the last London stadium has announced its closure and like many dog tracks before it, will be re-purposed for mixed housing and retail operations. This follows a 58% decline in betting on dogs since 2000. In Ireland, gambling losses of more than 50% have been reported in the last seven years, and the racing regulator now maintains debts and deficits exceeding €30 million. The Macau track reported a decrease in profit of 82% in 2015 and like Ireland’s tracks, only survives with government assistance including tax breaks. Jamaica refused to legalize dog racing in 2009 and South Africa followed in 2010, citing both the poor economics and humane problems associated with the activity. The trend is definitely with the greyhounds and follows a growing concern for the welfare of all dogs which truly transcends national boundaries and cultures. As of 2017, dog racing is legal and operational in eight jurisdictions. Please join us in contacting the leaders of Australia, Ireland, Macau, Mexico, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States and Vietnam today.
Petition to Ryan Zinke, Donald Trump
Ban elephant ivory and tusks from being imported into the U.S.
The Trump administration wants to start issuing permits for elephant trophy hunting. I have been to Africa and have seen first hand the impact of hunting elephants for ivory. Dead elephant carcasses left to rot with only the tusks taken is a sight no one should have to endure. A gross waste of life and resources for the environment and community. I cannot stand silent as this change is made. Elephants are a majestic animal and are a protected species. To condone killing this animal for sport and importing the ivory and tusks into the US is a legacy I would prefer we not leave. Please help me in sending a message that we will not sit idly by as these decisions are made. We will be proactive and use our voices to make it known we do not condone this and do not want a reversal of a ban that was put in place to protect this species.
Petition to House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Phil Roe, Gus Bilirakis, Mike Coffman, Brad Wenstrup, Mike Bost, Bruce Poliquin, Neal Dunn, Jodey Arrington, John Rutherford, Clay Higgins, Jack Bergman, Jim Banks, Jennifer Gonzalez-Colon, Tim Walz, Mark Takano, Julia Brownley, Ann Kuster, Beto O'Rourke, Kathleen Rice, J. Luis Correa, Kilili Sablan, Elizabeth Esty, Scott Peters, Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Jerry Moran, John Boozman, Dean Heller, Bill Cassidy, Mike Rounds, Thom Tillis, Dan Sullivan, Patty Murray, Bernie Sanders, Jon Tester, Johnny Isakson, Sherrod Brown, Richard Blumenthal, Mazie Hirono, Joe Manchin
Help Veterans & Dogs - Urge Congress to Adopt National Veteran Service Dog Standards
Here's one problem we can solve. Right now there is a lot of confusion over service, therapy, and emotional support dogs. Current service dog laws are being abused because there isn't a national standard. As a result, the validity of service dogs has been questioned. Veterans and their service dogs are being denied entry to public places, such as restaurants and airports. Many veterans report that their service dog allowed them to return to a normal life. Doesn't normal life include living without fear of confrontation? A variety of "service dog" bills have been presented in the House and Senate. We need one national standard. American Humane, National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations (NAVSO) and a group of academic, business and government experts have created the first national standard for service dogs, but we need your help. Sign and share this petition today and let the House and Senate Committees for Veterans' Affairs know you support one common sense national standard for service dogs. Supporting this petition will ensure veterans and their service dogs have the opportunity to become credentialed. Let's help veterans and their service dogs live a life without fear of confrontation. #dogs4vets
Petition to Tammy Wood
Stop the Pigotry!
Allow Olivia to Stay in Her Happy Home
Two and a half years ago our family fell in love with a pig. Olivia easily rutted her way into our hearts and has us wrapped around her hoof. She expects daily belly rubs, hours of huggle time, and must be tucked in with her favorite blanket every night. She is an important part of our family and we are her everything. We lost our country home last fall, in a hurry to relocate we bought a fixer upper in LaValle Wisconsin without checking animal ordinances before we made our purchase. Unfortunately the Village of LaValle lists pigs as prohibited animals, right after hyenas, hippopotami, and rhinoceros. Olivia is our princess piggy and has only known our family since she was 2 months old. Forcing us to surrender her would not only devastate our family but would traumatize Olivia. We have petitioned the village board to reconsider their ordinance to allow her to stay, unfortunately they seem reluctant. They did grant me the favor of tabling my request until their next board meeting on April 9th. I have just under a month to gather enough material to convince them the error of their prohibitive ordinance. I can’t be sure an online petition will move them to change an ordinance they’ve had in place for the last two years, but I am willing to try anything. Please know your signature will be warmly received with unending gratitude.
Petition to MISSISSIPPI CHARITY HORSE SHOW Manager Mr. Robert Taylor
CANCEL THE 59 "BIG LICK" TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE CLASSES AT THE 2015 MISSISSIPPI CHARITY HORSE SHOW, AND BAN THEM IN THE FUTURE
As a child, I fondly remember the “Jackson Horse Show” at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds where beautiful sound natural flat shod Tennessee Walking Horses (TWH) performed the plantation gaits. My Father was the Horse Show Manager from the early 1940s until the mid-1950s. WHAT'S GOING ON? On March 26 - 28, 2015, one of the CRUELEST Horse Shows - the Tennessee Walking Horse (TWH) performance or "BIG LICK" show is coming to the Mississippi State Fairgrounds. The “Mississippi Charity Horse Show” will feature 59 “Big Lick" Tennessee Walking Horses classes. Sadly, four of the five "Horse Show Judges" have received Horse Protection Act Violation Citations for "Soring" Horses. “Soring” is the illegal and cruel practice of using chemical and mechanical methods to create pain in a gaited show horses front feet to exaggerate their animated step ... The Horses are forced to perform the CRUEL and unnatural high stepping "Big Lick" gait. HOW THEY HURT HORSES TO DO THE "BIG LICK" GAIT Middle Tennessee State vet Dr. John Haffner, “ The fact is the big lick can only be accomplished by soring. When one soring technique becomes detectable, another one is developed. The big lick is a learned response to pain and if horses have not been sored, they do not learn it." Trainers deliberately TORTURE by "Soring" by applying harsh chemicals (including kerosene, diesel fuel, and WD-40) to the horse's legs and hooves. The chemicals cause painful blistering so when the horses are shown wearing “CHAINS” on their front feet, it causes excruciating pain which forces the horse into a high-stepping gait. "Big Lick" TWH also wear heavy built up “STACKED SHOES” weighing 10-15 lb per foot. Often, trainers will insert metal or objects between the pads and the horse's foot to create pain which also causes the horse to step high. "Big Lickers" also "train" horses not to react to pre-show inspections. One Trainer used a medieval like "Barbed Wire Harness" in the shape of a "Figure Eight" to fit over a horse's head and ears so it would "learn" not to move during inspections. Other Trainers beat or shock the horses to "teach" them. OVER 50% OF "BIG LICK" HORSES SHOWED SIGNS OF "SORING" On September 10, 2014, The Tennessean newspaper reported over 50% of 389 Tennessee Walking Horses inspected by USDA vets at the 2014 Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration (TWH Super Bowl) showed signs of soring. It said the apparent signs of soring disqualified 166 competitors during the event - 15.4 percent of all of the horses inspected." BUSINESSES REFUSE TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH "BIG LICK" In 2014, the Celebration's largest sponsor, Regions Bank (16 states), withdrew its $25,000.00 corporate support of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration. In 2012, Pepsi-Co (Pepsi Cola, Mountain Dew brands) withdrew its $25,000.00 corporate sponsorship of the event. NATIONAL MOVEMENT TO ELIMINATE THE SORE “BIG LICK” In 2014, over 70% of the U. S. House of Representatives and 60 United States Senators publicly announced support for a Federal Law to eliminate the "Big Lick" by removing pads and chains from Tennessee Walking Horses, and make horse soring a federal felony. Tragically, the law did not get a vote. Soring is now concentrated in the States of Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama and Mississippi. UNIV. OF TENNESSEE REMOVED BIG LICK TWH @ UT HOMECOMING Starting in 2012, the University of Tennessee ended the decades long tradition of exhibiting a"Big Lick" Tennessee Walking Horse at its annual Homecoming football game. The new tradition features a sound natural flat shod Tennessee Walking Horse performing the plantation gaits. UNIV. OF MISSISSIPPI (OLE MISS) DISASSOCIATES FROM THE MISSISSIPPI CHARITY HORSE SHOW OVER SORING CONTROVERSY HOW CAN YOU HELP?? SIGN AND SHARE THIS PETITION! Please urge Horse Show Manager Mr. Robert Taylor to CANCEL the 59 "BIG LICK" Tennessee Walking Horse classes at the 2015 Mississippi Charity Horse Show, and to BAN them in the future. ' Let's Make It Clear - The people of Mississippi - America - and the World firmly believe in 2015 that the intentional abuse of "Big Lick" Tennessee Walking Horse is CRUEL and UNACCEPTABLE. Note: Petitioner is a 5th generation Mississippian, Ole Miss alumnus, and former breeder of World Grand Champion “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horses. He served as Media Representative for the All American Walking Horse Alliance at the historic “WALK ON WASHINGTON” on June 18, 2014, which urged the elimination of the "Big Lick" pads and chains.
Petition to Mr. Matt Buchanan, N. David Smith, William "Bill" Moore
Cancel and Boycott “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Classes - North Carolina Championship Show
Please SIGN this Petition to STOP “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty to beautiful Tennessee Walking Horses. Asheville and Fletcher, North Carolina, are two progessive beautiful cities located in Western North Carolina. Both are known for gentle tolerance, enlightenment and kindness. Unfortunately, these two cities are hosting the three day “Big Lick” North Carolina Championship Walking Horse Show, Oct. 6 – 8. Sadly, the horse show will feature “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty to Tennessee Walking Horses. Tennessee Walking Horses are tortured from an early age to learn how to do the “Big Lick”. It is a pain induced gait. The horses throw their legs high while wearing Chains and 6 – 8 pound stack shoes. Caustic chemicals are applied to sensitive skin above the horses hooves, and then wrapped with plastic to “cook in” the chemicals which causes the skin to be blistered. When the chains hit the skin, the horses throw their front legs high while squatting down on their back legs – creating the cruel “Big Lick”. “Big Lick” TWH are the only horses in America which wear Chains in the show ring. According to Tennessean and Noted Equine Vet Dr. John Haffner, the "Big Lick" is a "business built on the suffering and pain of horses". Dr. Haffner is a member of the Horse Science Faculty at MTSU (Middle Tennessee State University) in Murfreesboro, TN. Even worse, the horse show will be held at the McGough Arena at the Western North Carolina Agriculture Center owned by the State of North Carolina. Of 83 total horse classes 45 will feature the “Big Lick” gait. In March 2015, the North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture banned “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horses from the 2015 NC State Fair. This action came after a Change.Org Petition gained almost 20,000 signatures, and a public Protest was held at the 2014 NC State Fair. At the 2015 North Carolina Championship Horse Show, USDA Vet inspectors disqualified a shocking 35% of all the “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horses they inspected for allegedly being in violation of the Horse Protection Act (Animal Cruelty). On July 25, 2016, the U. S. Secretary of Agriculture took action and opened a Public Comment period to make the “Big Lick” illegal by removing the “Pads and Chains”, consequently abolishing the “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty. So far over 81% of the “Public Comments” favor the Federal Regulation to the Horse Protection Act. The Regulation can be made official after October 26, 2016. It’s time for Americans, and people all over the World, to urge the General Manager of the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center; North Carolina Chief Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture; and the Mayor of Fletcher, North Carolina to ban the “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse classes, and to urge the public to Boycott “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty. After you SIGN, please SHARE the petition with your friends and family via email, Facebook, and Twitter! Your PETITION Signatures and Comments will be delivered to the proper officials. WE, The People, CCABLAC (Citizens Campaign Against "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty)