Petition to South African Government
Sick Acts of Animal Cruelty in South Africa- Calling on the Government to Stand Up and Implement CHANGE
The South African government has one of the most incompetent justice systems worldwide whilst its lack of efficiency exacerbates the effects of animal abuse prevailing in our society. Here, animals have been killed as part of gang initiations, including being boiled alive, having their feet cut off, being tied onto train tracks, being burnt alive or even being buried alive. These sick acts continue to manifest within the country as government authorities lack any recognisable involvement in implementing change. Justice needs to be done and laws need to be established. Paying a small fine for such a sick criminal offence should not be accepted within today's society. Please help stand up for change within South Africa; the government needs to act, and it needs to act NOW! Please SHARE this with as many people as possible!! Facebook, Tweets and Emails! :)
Petition to Clark County Sheriff
Free Horse Left on Short Chain with No Shelter for 7 Years
An abused, helpless horse in Clark County, Wisconsin has spent the last 7 years chained by the neck, unable to move beyond a mere few feet. According to concerned locals, the horse is completely deprived of shelter, exposed to the broiling sun, hailstorms, blizzards and sub-zero temperatures. Meanwhile, all the poor animal can do is pace back and forth on its short chain. Despite numerous pleas and a petition from the community, authorities have failed to take action. Kind locals have even offered to buy the horse, but the owner has refused and the animal continues to suffer, year after year. According to ABC News 18, the Clark County Sheriff's office stated that "...when checked on, the horse has shown no sign of malnutrition or distress which means legally they cannot intervene." Yet if conditions are as described by locals, this should surely qualify as animal abuse. No animal deserves such torture and neglect. Sign the petition to add your voice in demanding that officials confiscate this badly abused horse and release it to someone who will give the animal the care it so desperately needs.
Petition to North Carolina State House
Create a State-Wide Animal Abuse Registry in North Carolina
It is well past the time for our State of North Carolina to Create and Enforce an Animal Abuse Registry for Convicted Animal Abusers. Current and Past Events and Arrests Prove that North Carolina is among the worse States for Animal Abuse. We, the under signed, CARE About the animals in our State of North Carolina. We Request that the North Carolina House of Representatives initiate and create an Animal Abuse Registry State-wide, in order to Protect Animals from Abuse, Neglect, Cruelty and even Death. A North Carolina State-wide Animal Abuse Registry will help to prevent animal abuse by taking into account the ease and availability of victims (animals) and by Removing Anonymity of the Abuser. Officials in other States are bringing the issue of Creating and Enforcing an Animal Abuse Registry to their States. North Carolina Needs to be Among those States Trying to Protect Innocent Animals from Abuse, Neglect, Cruelty and Death. Our State of North Carolina has the notoriety of being the State that has had ..."one of the largest, if not the largest, companion animal rescues the ASPCA has done"... in ASPCA's 150 year history. As per Tim Rickey, VP Field Investigations for ASPCA. A Washington Post article by Karin Brulliard on September 13, 2016 states: “Just as we place extra trust in teachers and law enforcement, so, too, should we ensure that those engaged in the handling of animals have a spotless record,” New Jersey state Rep. Troy Singleton (D) said about legislation he sponsored to make his state home to the second statewide animal abuse registry. He referred to the idea as a “first line of defense.” The registries are part of widening efforts in the United States to punish and track animal abusers, who, research has shown, commit violence against people at higher rates than normal. All 50 states now have felony provisions for the gravest crimes against animals, although many offenses are still considered misdemeanors. The FBI has added animal cruelty to its list of Class A felonies, and this year began collecting data for such crimes the way it does for other serious offenses, including homicide. “Most owners consider their pets to be family members,” Kevin Beckner, the Hillsborough County commissioner who pushed for the registry, said in a statement. "This Registry not only protects animals, but it can identify — and maybe even prevent — violence against humans, too.“ Above article source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2016/09/13/animal-abusers-are-being-registered-like-sex-offenders-in-these-jurisdictions/?utm_term=.eea4e334fa7f >>> 11abc.com - By Nicole Carr and Greg Barnes dated Thursday, January 28, 2016 HOKE COUNTY - NORTH CAROLINA (WTVD) -- The owners of a Hoke County (NC) animal shelter are facing cruelty to animal charges. Hoke County (NC) Sheriff Hubert A. Peterkin said Wednesday that a search warrant was served on The Haven-Friends for Life no-kill shelter following ongoing neglect concerns and complaints made by the public and other agencies. Hoke County (NC) officials and the ASPCA removed about 600 animals from The Haven animal shelter Wednesday morning. ASPCA workers started photographing and video-recording conditions at the shelter Wednesday morning minutes after sheriff's deputies served search warrants on the owners, Linden and Stephen Spears. An initial investigation revealed that at least four animals were in such bad shape that cruelty charges were filed against 67-year-old Stephen Joseph Spear and 59-year-old Linden Spear. "We've seen open wounds on animals, we've seen no water for the animals, we are seeing animals that seem to be malnourished," said Cpt. John Kivett of the Hoke County (NC) Sheriff's Office. The operation followed months of complaints. In fact, some of those troubled by their concerns about the Haven shelter started a Facebook page to protest the operation of the unlicensed facility. The pair, both of Raeford, were taken into custody and charged with three counts of felony possession of controlled substance and four counts of cruelty to animals. They were operating the 100-acre facility without a license for at least a decade. Their latest application for one was denied by the North Carolina Attorney General's office on Jan. 16. At its worst, the center was home to 1,000 animals. Officials said it's going to take several days to get the hundreds of animals off the property. "This'll be one of the largest, if not the largest, companion animal rescues the ASPCA has done," said Tim Rickey, VP Field Investigations for ASPCA. The ASPCA was called in by police to help assist in evaluating the animals, and more charges could be possible for the Spears. "There is different levels of neglect going on throughout the property," Rickey said. "And there are some situations that are quite severe." Wednesday, the ASPCA brought in trucks, and a mobile medical vehicle to examine and treat the animals. Humane Society and animal-rescue groups from across the East Coast, and from as far away as Hawaii have volunteered to help relocate many of the animals to temporary emergency shelters. Rickey said it could be several days before they wrap up the investigation and get all the animals off the property. The animals will not be available for immediate adoption. They will be put aside in temporary shelters for the time being, as they are considered evidence in a criminal case. The Spears are being held under $5,000 bond each. And, for now, they are not allowed back on the property. Not until all the animals are gone. Above Information Source: http://abc11.com/news/600-animals-seized-in-raid-at-hoke-co-rescue-center/1175939/ Video Source: http://abc11.com/video/embed/?pid=1176864 *Note: The Hoke County Sheriff & the ASPCA seized close to 700 animals from the property* >>> The Port City Daily (newspaper) in Wilmington, North Carolina wrote on August 3, 2017: NEW HANOVER COUNTY (Wilmington, North Carolina) — The 37 dogs rescued during an animal cruelty bust last month (July 2017) are in good homes, for now.The dogs were removed from the Fairford Road home of Anita Brown in July; Brown was arrested after a months-long investigation by the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and repeated warning from the Animal Services Unit to improve the living conditions for the dogs.Brown was arrested and charged with 37 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty. She was later released on a $19,000 bond.“All of the dogs have been fostered out,” Augst said. “They’ll remain fostered until there is a disposition (final decision) in the case.”The dogs will remain in foster care, though they will serve as evidence in Brown’s trial. A court date not yet been set, according to Lieutenant Jason Augst, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office (in Wilmington, North Carolina).The trial judge will have the final say over the fate of the dogs.“What happens to the dogs after the trial will be up to the judge,” Augst said. “The judge will make a decision, whether the dogs stay in foster care or can be adopted out.”The judge could also potentially return the dogs to Brown, Augst said. Above Photo obtained from ASPCA's Exclusive Photos from their largest-companion-animal-rescue-ever in ASPCA's 150 year history, where nearly 700 animals were saved from severe neglect at the site of an unlicensed, 122-acre facility known as The Haven, in Raeford, North Carolina in Jan. 2016.
Petition to Ambassador Cui Tiankai
Ban the Sale of Cruel 'Live Animal' Keychains
On the streets of China, live animals such as turtles and lizards are sealed in plastic bags filled with colored liquid and sold as keychains and mobile phone charms. Treated as objects rather than living beings, the animals endure extreme confinement -- and usually, suffocation and death -- for a few moments of human enjoyment. One seller of live animal keychains told CNN that the pouches contain “crystallized oxygen and nutrients.” But animal advocates counter this claim, asserting that lack of sustenance and oxygen deprivation quickly kill the animals. And frankly, it doesn't take an expert to realize that an animal will not live long in a plastic bag. Some compassionate people may free the animals from their plastic tomb and keep them as pets -- but these people could face serious health risks. Turtles, for example, are known carriers of Salmonella, a dangerous bacteria. No matter how you look at it, the practice of forcing live animals into keychains is simply cruel. Unfortunately, in China there are no animal welfare laws preventing this outrageous treatment of living creatures. These animals are subjected to a slow death by suffocation in a watery grave. Sign now to send a message to Cui Tiankai, Chinese Ambassador to the United States, urging him to help put a stop to this atrocious practice. Let the government of China know that this treatment of living, sentient beings will not stand with the rest of the world.
Petition to Philippines Ambassador to the United States
Justice for 72 Dead Dogs Found in Truck of Philippines Dog Meat Gang
When police arrived at a traffic accident in Imus, Philippines last week, they made a gruesome discovery: 72 slaughtered dogs were found in the back of a truck. The dogs had been gutted and their fur and skin burned off, on their way to be sold in the cruel and illegal dog meat trade. The perpetrators fled the scene, and remain on the run. They are thought to be a man named Terry Baybay and two unidentified companions. Selling dog meat is illegal in the Philippines. But this ban is not strictly enforced, and hundreds of thousands of dogs are killed every year for their meat. Cruel dog meat smugglers round up strays or steal family dogs (many still wearing their collars), often shipping them to the Benguet Province, where dog meat is rampant. The dogs are often tortured as smugglers put tin cans over their mouths and tie their legs behind their back. The dogs are then clubbed in the head or have their throats cut, suffering a slow, painful death. No dog deserves this. Sign now to tell the Philippines ambassador to the United States it is imperative to find and shut down the cruel operation responsible for taking these 72 dogs’ lives, and to make it a priority to shut down the barbaric dog meat trade nationwide.
Petition to General Mills, General Mills, Rebecca O'Grady, Kendall J. Powell
Yoplait cups are a hazard to wild animals - they need to go!
Since 1978, when they first appeared on grocery store shelves, General Mills' Yoplait yogurt containers have been killing wildlife. Tempted by the sweet smell, animals stick their heads inside the conical-shaped containers and they get stuck. It's not so much the "vercon" shape of the cup or the size of the opening, but the thin lip, or flange, at the top. How animals get stuck: The design of the cup allows an animal to force its head past the flexible rim, but when it tries to back out, the flange catches on the animal's hide, the back of its skull, or zygomatic arches (cheekbones). Deprived of fresh air, unable to see, unable to eat or drink, these animals suffer tremendously before they perish, if not rescued in time. Join us in asking General Mills to get rid of the flawed cup design that is killing animals. HISTORY This is no news to General Mills. In August 1998, under pressure from animal activists, General Mills added this to the label: Protect Wildlife Crush Cup Before Disposal, placing responsibility for their hazardous packaging onto the consumer. General Mills refused, however, to make the necessary changes to the flawed design, citing: "That design is a key lure for customers, and changing it could harm sales," a spokesperson for General Mills said." Perhaps, we can show them that sales will be harmed if they don't! Take the pledge. 1 ) Don't purchase Yoplait yogurtor General Mills products 2 ) Ask your friends, family, and co-workers to do the same. Want to do more? 1) LIKE us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Yoplait.Cups.Kill.Wildlife 2) Send a personal comment to General Mills, HERE. 3) Organize a demonstration, a sit-in, a parade, or a costume party in your area. 4) Video your efforts so we can post them. This petition was inspired by a rescue of a skunk with a Yoplait container on its head. Check out our story and video, HERE. More rescues involving animals stuck in Yoplait containers at our official web site www.noyoplait.com, HERE. Thank you in advance for supporting this call for a change! Rebecca Dmytryk, President and CEOWILDLIFE EMERGENCY SERVICESadmin(at)wildlifeservices(dot)org
Petition to Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, Mississippi Governor, Tippah County Board of Supervisors, Tippah County Fair Association, MS Associated Press, Cruelty Investigations, Sharon Crowell-Davis DVM, Ph.D., Dana Krempels, Ph.D., Southeastern Professional Rodeo Association, Attorney Bart Adams, Senator Angela Hill, ASPCA, Sheriff Karl Gaillard, MSU Extension, Dr. Reuben Moore, Dr. Steve Martin, Dr. Gary B. Jackson, Ms. Elizabeth Powell Gregory North, Tippah Fair Association President Carey Childs, Fair Sponsor Peoples Bank - Mary Childs, Mayor Chris Marsalis, State Veterinarian James Watson, D.V.M, Senator Roger F. Wicker, Senator Thad Cochran, Steven M. Palazzo, Rita Potts Parks, Mississippi Animal Rescue League, Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves, USDA
Please Help Stop The Tippah County Fair Rabbit Scramble
I:19 minutes into this 2014 video you can see a rabbit to the left of the screen frantically kicking and flailing being dropped and picked up then ran with being dangled by the ears still struggling, you see more rabbits kicking and flailing from fear while being painfully dangled by their ears by children running and screaming, rabbits fighting for their life. You can see another violently being dropped resulting in a state of shock unable to move (most likely a result of the back being broken or spine injured). While grown adults do nothing smiling, encouraging and praising this behavior being taught to them. Teaching kids to commit animal abuse and cruelty is not acceptable and the adults should be charged for these heinous acts. 3 more videos just as disturbing can be viewed here.All 50 States Now Have Felony Animal Cruelty Provisions!PLEASE READ THE PETITION LETTER BELOW
Petition to Zoe Lofgren, Pete Visclosky, Lloyd Smucker
Get Pet Care-Givers Their Own Special Day Nationally
Pet care-takers deserve their own special day. They are not Mother's and Father's in the traditional sense yet they are someone special and do so much good with their love. There is a national pet day on April 11 but this should be about more than the pets, this is for their care-givers. Maybe it could be the same day but re-name it to honor the humans. The day could be celebrated with meet-ups and service. For instance, maybe that would be a day to take your puppy to an elderly care facility and share the love. Maybe it would be day to have pets off leashes where they are usually not allowed to be off a leash. Maybe, like all human honoring holidays, there would be sales on all kinds of animal related products and services to make it easier to continue care for their fur-babies. Maybe it could be a big donation push day for the shelters. These are all ideas how to celebrate it because I think the "why" is obvious. Beyond the love fur-babies and their care-givers give each other, their relationship helps others outside of themselves. The joy I get when I get to enjoy someone else's pup or kitty makes me happy even if I can't have any myself. It's a big deal. 44% of American homes have a dog, 35% of America homes have a cat. Again, I don't know what to call it yet but maybe someone who signs the petition will have a good idea for a name. It harms no one, it helps acknowledge the love between them and the joy it can bring to others. Someone should introduce this bill. It's not quite Mother's Day or Father's Day but it should be, but without the sharing of Mother's Day and Father's Day because the love may be the same but the challenges are not. Animal care-givers deserve a day. Fur-babies won't be going out and buying flowers and candy but we can acknowledge the humans they love.