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Petition to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate

Please help to rescue an abused elephant named Nosey

Nosey the elephant needs our help. She is showing signs of arthritis, but still forced to stay on the road giving rides to people despite evidence that she's suffering! A veterinarian even says that Nosey "is unnecessarily suffering, permanently disabled, crippled, and is knowingly being maimed." Please tell the USDA to act to rescue Nosey from her abuse life of captivity and urge your members of Congress to pressure the USDA to do its job! The USDA has cited Nosey's owner, Hugo Liebel, for nearly 200 animal-welfare violations, and he was ordered to pay a $7,500 penalty following nearly three dozen charges of violations of the Animal Welfare Act. Most of the charges related to Nosey, including repeatedly chaining her so tightly that she could barely move and denying her necessary veterinary care. So why is Nosey still used for elephant rides and taken to fairs and flea markets? This cruel captivity including chaining and a tough life performing for humans' entertainment is known to result in arthritis in captive elephants. As the authority with power to pull Nosey off the road, the USDA should act to help this elephant but they ignored her history of lameness. Our representatives in Congress can help to make this happen if you act as a constituent to say animal welfare issues such as this are important to you. People like me have worked hard to protest and organize other online and offline events for Nosey here in Florida where she is generally used for these fairs and other events. But we need more help since the USDA is accountable to members of the public around the country and your member of Congress will care most about what you think as someone who has the power to vote animal-friendly politicians into office! If you care about elephants, please sign my petition to help Nosey.

CompassionWorks International
199,779 supporters
Update posted 1 hour ago

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)

Mary Smith
116,691 supporters
Update posted 12 hours ago

Petition to President of South Korea, President Dr Robin E. MITCHELL, PRESIDENTE Carlos Arthur Nuzman, PRESIDENT Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad AL-SABAH, President Patrick Joseph HICKEY, President Mario VÁZQUEZ RAÑA, President Intendant General Lassana PALENFO, President Patrick Baumann, President Dr Raffaele CHIULLI, Mr Gian-Franco KASPER, President Ricci BITTI, President Thomas Bach, Vice President & Secretary General 문동후 사무총장, President & CEO, Hee-Beom Lee 2018 평창 동계 오림픽 위원회 이희범 회장, Chief Executive Officer Joachim Gossow, Hyung-Koo Yeo, Mr Richard W. POUND, Q.C., AD. E., Mr Franco CARRARO, Mr Iván DIBÓS, HE Mr Pál SCHMITT, HSH the Princess Nora of LIECHTENSTEIN, HSH the Sovereign Prince ALBERT II, Ms Anita L. DEFRANTZ, HRH the Princess ROYAL, Mr Ching-Kuo WU, Mr Willi KALTSCHMITT LUJÁN, Mr Richard L. CARRIÓN, Mr Nat INDRAPANA, Mr Denis OSWALD, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad AL-SABAH, Sir Craig REEDIE, Mr Mario PESCANTE, Mr Gerhard HEIBERG, Sir Austin L. SEALY, Dr Robin E. MITCHELL, Mr Alex GILADY, Mr Shamil TARPISCHEV, Mr Valeriy BORZOV, Dr René FASEL, Mr Sam RAMSAMY, Mr Patrick Joseph HICKEY, Syed Shahid ALI, Mr Ung CHANG, Mrs Gunilla LINDBERG, Mr Kun-Hee LEE, Mr Guy DRUT, Mrs Irena SZEWINSKA, HRH the Grand Duke of LUXEMBOURG, Mr Ser Miang NG, Mr Samih MOUDALLAL, Mr Gian-Franco KASPER, Mr Timothy Tsun Ting FOK, Mr John D. COATES, AC, Mr Zaiqing YU, Mr Issa HAYATOU, Mr Juan Antonio SAMARANCH, HH Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad AL-THANI, Sir Philip CRAVEN, MBE, HRH Prince Tunku IMRAN, Mrs Nicole HOEVERTSZ, Mrs Beatrice ALLEN, Mr Patrick BAUMANN, Mr Sergey BUBKA, Dr Ugur ERDENER, Mr Richard PETERKIN, Mr Habu GUMEL, Ms Lydia NSEKERA, HRH Prince Feisal AL HUSSEIN, Mr Barry MAISTER, ONZM, Mrs Marisol CASADO, Mrs Yang YANG, Mrs Angela RUGGIERO, Mr Adam L. PENGILLY, Mr José PERURENA, Dr Gerardo WERTHEIN, Mr Frank FREDERICKS, Mr Tsunekazu TAKEDA, Baron Pierre-Olivier BECKERS-VIEUJANT, Ms Aïcha GARAD ALI, Ms Danka BARTEKOVA, Mr James TOMKINS, OAM, Ms Kirsty COVENTRY, Mr Tony ESTANGUET, Mr Octavian MORARIU, Mr Bernard RAJZMAN, Mrs Mikaela COJUANGCO JAWORSKI, Mr Alexander ZHUKOV, Mr Paul K. TERGAT, Mr Lawrence F. PROBST III, Mrs Dagmawit Girmay BERHANE, Mr Camiel EURLINGS, Mr Stefan HOLM, Mr Poul-Erik HØYER, Ms Hayley WICKENHEISER, Ms Nawal EL MOUTAWAKEL, HRH Crown Prince Frederik of DENMARK, Mrs Lingwei LI, Mr Mamadou Diagna NDIAYE, Mr Nenad LALOVIC, Mrs Nita AMBANI, Mrs Sari ESSAYAH, Mr Ivo FERRIANI, Mr Luis Alberto MORENO, Ms Auvita RAPILLA, Mr Anant SINGH, Ms Tricia SMITH, Mr Karl STOSS, Ms Britta HEIDEMANN, Mr Seung Min RYU, Mr Daniel GYURTA, Mrs Yelena ISINBAYEVA, Ms Sarah WALKER, HRH the Grand Duke Jean de LUXEMBOURG, HM King CONSTANTINE, Mr Vitaly SMIRNOV, Mr Niels HOLST-SØRENSEN, Mr Shagdarjav MAGVAN, Mr Richard Kevan GOSPER, AO, Mr Günther HEINZE, Mr Vladimir CERNUSAK, Ms Flor ISAVA FONSECA, Mr Phillip Walter COLES, AM, Mr Chiharu IGAYA, Mr Francisco J. ELIZALDE, Mr Lambis V. NIKOLAOU, Mr Borislav STANKOVIC, Mr Fernando F. Lima BELLO, Mr Walther TRÖGER, Mr Shun-ichiro OKANO, Professor Arne LJUNGQVIST, Mr James L. EASTON, Mr Toni KHOURY, Mr Mustapha LARFAOUI, Mr Antun VRDOLJAK, Mr Jean-Claude KILLY, Mr Olegario VÁZQUEZ RAÑA, HRH the Infanta Doña Pilar de BORBÓN, Mr Hein VERBRUGGEN, Dr Julio César MAGLIONE, Mr Ottavio CINQUANTA, HM King Willem-Alexander of the NETHERLANDS, Mr Melitón SÁNCHEZ RIVAS, Ms Manuela DI CENTA, Mr Tamás AJÁN, Mr Kipchoge KEINO, Intendant General Lassana PALENFO, Mr Carlos Arthur NUZMAN, Mr Alexander POPOV, Raja Randhir SINGH, HRH Prince Nawaf Bin Faisal Bin Fahad Bin ABDULAZIZ AL SAUD, Mr Patrick S. CHAMUNDA, Mr Henry KISSINGER, HRH the Grand Duke de LUXEMBOURG, General Mounir SABET

Boycott PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, A Dog Eating Nation!

Please visit "Boycott PyeongChang 2018 Action Center" for more actions you can take: http://koreandogs.org/pc2018/ To the President of the International Olympic Committee, Mr. Thomas Bach, and the President of the South Korean PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, Mr. Lee Hee-Beom, We ask you to please watch this video:  http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q South Korea is the world’s 14th largest economy, yet an estimated 2.5 million dogs and thousands of cats are slaughtered each year in that country, and eaten as “health food”.  Forced to endure deprivation and unimaginable torment, from the moment they are born until the day they are slaughtered, dogs are imprisoned in cramped, rusty, raised cages all their lives, with no protection from extreme elements, no access to water, no exercise, or medical care.  Their eardrums are often burst to deter barking. Finally, in broad daylight, often in front of other live dogs, they are electrocuted, hanged, beaten or burnt to death.  It is hard to believe that a nation such as South Korea, which is one of the major economic powers and boasts one of the highest education levels in the world, is still continuing to commit this type of barbaric brutality in this day and age.  For the millions of dogs and cats that are being slaughtered each year in South Korea’s markets, slaughterhouses, restaurants, dog farms and backyards, it is a tragic reality and a nightmare from which they can’t escape; but it is unacceptable and shameful: South Korea is happy to take the benefits of an advanced society, but not the full responsibility. This is a profit-driven, tax free, unregulated industry that aggressively promotes the myth that eating dog meat (especially the dog’s penis) enhances male virility and provides men with energy.  South Koreans genuinely believe that the more the dog is made to suffer, the more it will enrich the quality of the meat and increase the health benefits to the consumer.  Many dogs are sadistically made to experience extreme fear and suffering prior to death.  Cats are frequently boiled alive to make tonics believed to treat rheumatism.  The demand is so high in South Korea that 20% of the dog meat is now imported from China. If South Korea wants to be respected as a nation of conscience, then South Koreans need to strengthen their animal protection laws and permanently ban dog and cat meat consumption.  This has continued for far too long, and it is now time for the South Korean Government to take moral leadership for its citizens and take a stand against this appalling practice.  Not only would this save the South Korean animals from unimaginable suffering, but it will be in South Korea’s economic interest because people across the world will keep condemning South Korea’s cruelty. Mahatma Gandhi said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”  It is time, therefore, for South Korea to start taking animal welfare seriously and prove that South Korea really does have a compassionate and ethical society.  This means it is time for the South Korean Government to start better educating the public about the importance of spaying and neutering, about not abandoning pets, and about treating animals in a humane and decent manner.  And, the first step must be to finally end this horrendous cruelty of dog and cat meat consumption. If South Korea does not take the above action immediately, I will boycott the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, and all South Korean businesses and tourism.  The favor of your reply is requested. We thank you, in anticipation, for taking swift action! ------------------------------------ I also urge you to write to the Olympic Committee that you will boycott PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. International Olympic CommitteeMr. Thomas BachChâteau de VidyCase postale 3561007 LausanneSwitzerland Video: CARE (Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth), The Korea Observer. For more actions you can take please visit: http://koreandogs.org/pc2018/ International Olympic Committee Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) Official Website for The 23rd Olympic Winter Games - PyeongChang, South Korea

KOREANDOGS.ORG Activists
407,377 supporters
Update posted 17 hours ago

Petition to President of the United States, Ivanka Trump, Secretary of Agriculture, Mark Mulvaney, American Horse Council

Mr President, Please Publish Federal Rule Save”The Horses” From “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty

“We, The People” respectfully petition you to please instruct Secretary of Agriculture,  Mr. “Sonny” Perdue, and OMB Director,  Mr. Mark Mulvaney,  to expeditiously review and publish the Federal Rule in the Federal Register to remove the “Pads and Chains” from Tennessee Walking Horses.  This will eliminate 50 years of corruption and Animal Cruelty to Tennessee Walking Horses! CCABLAC (Citizens Campaign Against “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty) grassroots advocates are largely Southerners who voted for you, but more importantly,  they “Speak FOR ‘The Horses Who Cannot Speak For Themselves”.   These are animal welfare advocates, not animal rights” people.   Many of them eat bacon, steak and hunt wild game.  We are not against Horse Shows featuring flat shod natural Tennessee Walking Horses. According to famous Tennessean newspaper Sportswriter Mr. David Climer,  “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty to Tennessee Walking Horses is akin to “Dog Fighting” and “Cock Fighting”.  For years, many of those involved in the Tennessee walking horse industry have yearned for its competitions to be taken seriously as a legitimate sport.  Blood sport, yes. Legitimate sport,  no.   Sorry, but I’m calling horse excrement. Soring is still in common practice, and everybody knows it.” Native Tennessean MTSU (Middle Tennessee State University) Horse Science Professor Equine Vet Dr. John Haffner says:  "the “Big Lick” is a business built on the suffering and pain of horses. 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.” CCABLAC animal welfare advocates have peacefully publicly demonstrated against this Animal Cruelty from the Gulf of Mexico at Panama City Beach, FL;   to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, NC;  to Nashville, Columbia & Shelbyville, Tennessee;  to Times Square in your New York City;  to the Nation’s Capitol in Washington, D.C. Videos taken by CCABLAC animal welfare advocates at “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse Shows have reached over 7+ million persons.  The Tennessee public has responded to calls to “BOYCOTT” the “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty. The Federal Rule has unprecedented Bi-Partisan support.  The lead Sponsor is Tea Party Republican Rep. Ted Yoho, DVM (R-FL) who is a large animal vet.   The other lead sponsor is Blue Dog Democrat Rep. Kurt Schrader, DVM (D-OR), also a large animal vet.    The Federal Rule was proposed on July 26, 2016.   Over 135,000 public comments were made, and 95% favored publication of the Rule in the Federal Register.   Over 182 U. S. Representatives wrote a letter  to the Secretary of Agriculture  on October 25, 2016, “strongly” urging  U. S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to “expeditiously finalize” the Rule (to abolish ‘Big Lick’ Animal Cruelty). The American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Horse Council have strongly endorsed the proposed Federal Rule.  They know the score. Mr. President,  key persons in the Republican establishment have been bought and paid for where this issue is concerned.   Former House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) blocked a vote on this in 2014.    Unfortunately,  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has taken over $750,000.00 from the “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty interests since 1988.  He will not let this measure be voted upon by the U. S. Senate. Mr. President, please do the right thing to help “The Horses” who cannot speak for themselves”  To do so,  you will have to go against some key members of the Republican Establishment, but by doing so, you will win over many people who have doubted you. It is what you promised when you ran for President, and said yesterday in your Inaugural Address:   “The establishment protected itself but not the citizens of our country. Their victories have not been your victories. Their triumphs have not been your triumphs. And while they celebrated in our nation’s capital,  there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land. That all changes starting right here and right now. Because this moment is your moment. It belongs to you.” Mr. President,  “the establishment” will not protect “The Horses” who cannot speak for themselves.  This is a marvelous opportunity for you to "Make America Great Again" by taking the side of these magnificent horses who cannot speak for themselves. Mr. President,  please fulfill YOUR promise to “WE, The People”,  and "Make America Great Again", by helping “The Horses” Who Cannot Speak For Themselves". ----------------------------------------------------------------------  After you SIGN,  please SHARE this petition with your friends and family via email, Facebook, and Twitter! A CCABLAC delegation will deliver Your PETITION Signatures and Comments to the White House,  Secretary of Agriculture and Director, OMB (Office of Management and Budget). WE, The People, CCABLAC (Citizens Campaign Against "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty)  - “We Speak FOR  “The Horses” Who Cannot Speak For Themselves”.

Citizens Campaign Against "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty
104,806 supporters