Petition to President Mokgweetsi Masisi, Government of Botswana
Elephant Massacre in Botswana; Restore Anti-Poaching Units Now
On September 3rd, 87 elephant carcasses were found near the Okavango Delta wildlife sanctuary in Botswana. This is an unprecedented massacre considering Botswana has been recognized as one of the formidable defenders and conservationists of wildlife in Africa. Botswana is home to approximately 130,000 elephants. Due to its steadfast conservation, elephants from other countries were crossing the borders into Botswana for safety. However, after the election of President Mokgweetsi Masisi in May of this year, anti-poaching units (APU) were removed from the country’s borders and the anti-poaching teams’ weapons were confiscated. If these APUs were present, this recent killing spree of elephants could have been thwarted successfully. According to the World Travel and Tourism Council in 2017, 74% of travel to Botswana was by tourists compared to business travel. Monies generated by tourists was 686.6 million USD or 7,119.6 million BWP (Botswana Pula) and this contributed to 26,000 jobs for 2017. The obvious reason tourists travel to Botswana is to see wildlife. If anti-poaching units are not restored, the number of wildlife will continue to dwindle and in effect lead to a loss of revenue and jobs, affecting the economy as a whole. Each year approximately 35,000 elephants are killed in Africa. If their population continues to decline due to poaching, ecosystems will be affected. The presence of elephants in the delicate ecosystem is undeniably paramount in not only supporting other wildlife but for the people who live in Africa as well. Elephants in the wild aide in generating tourism dollars which fuels the economy that then helps to feed the hungry, finance education programs and enable health-care programs that save lives. The wildlife presence in Botswana has an obvious overwhelming positive effect on human life. If we stand idly by, the loss of wildlife will have a negative effect in the quality of life for the people of Botswana. President Mokgweetsi Masisi and the government of Botswana, your gravitas and solemnity are being beckoned by the world for you to restore the Anti-Poaching Units and arm game rangers. Your conservation efforts to protect the wildlife will in effect help your people and maintain the economy of Botswana.
Petition to Roy Cooper, Richard Burr, Thom Tillis
Clear Tammie Hedges of all charges for opening animal shelter during Hurricane Florence!
In midst of Hurricane Florence, one woman, Tammie Hedges, decided to help her community by taking action and opening an animal shelter for pets affected by the storm, ensuring that the carelessness of pet owners did not result in adding more burden on our already full animal shelters and emergency rescue teams. This woman, Tammie Hedges of Wayne County, North Carolina, should be protected under the good Samaritan Act for her actions. Instead, Wayne County Animal Control Services has decided to condemn and punish an upstanding member of it community because the government did not receive it's unfair "cut" in midst of a crisis. Please use the influence that you were given by the people, for the people and help Tammie Hedges be rewarded for her due diligence in helping her community.
Petition to Brock Long
Urge FEMA to save millions of farm animals
Days before Hurricane Florence violently struck North Carolina, factory farm operators across the state consciously abandoned millions of farm animals in windowless sheds and cages to drown in the rising flood waters of the category 4 hurricane. They were nothing more than property whose loss would be covered by insurance. In the United States, farm animals have no protection under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)’s PETS Act, the federal legislation drafted after Hurricane Katrina to rescue and care for “household pets” in times of natural disaster. Sign and share today to urge FEMA to mandate protections for farm animals under FEMA’s PETS Act in states susceptible to extreme weather events. During Hurricane Florence, this lack of legal protection was responsible for the reported deaths of more than 3.4 million farm animals—with more and more deaths reported every day. And because of climate change, extreme weather events will undoubtedly become more frequent and destructive, and more farm animals will die in floods, forest fires, and droughts if the government does not take ACTION. Hurricane Florence was devastating for animals. Let’s fight to make sure this tragedy is a catalyst for change. Sign today to tell FEMA to protect farm animals in the PETS Act.
Petition to Patty Murray, Jay Inslee, Maria Cantwell
Dammed to extinction, Southern Resident Orcas are starving. Time is running out!
The 74 remaining wild critically endangered salmon-eating Southern Resident Orcas are dying from starvation. ⇒ Leaving an effective breeding population less than 30, near the point of no recovery. Breach the Lower Snake River Dams in 2018 Why are these Orcas starving? More than 50% of their diet comes from salmon produced in the Columbia Basin, half of which were produced in the Snake River System. How is dam breaching possible? Since 2002, the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has designated dam breaching as the best solution to recover wild salmon on the Snake River. The Corps of Engineers can implement breaching the dams now by using the existing 2002 EIS's 'Breach Alternative Four.' The Impact and benefits of breaching: • If the lower Snake River dams were breached, it would double or triple survival rates, restoring many millions of fish to the Columbia Basin. • Give the orcas a fighting chance to recover by increasing their food supply. • Breaching costs the state nothing. The first two dams can be breached for the cost of another EIS estimated at $80 million; 5 years to completion. • The four lower Snake River dams in Eastern Washington do not provide flood control and produce only low value surplus electricity. • Savings from these dams can be applied to more efficient dams and/or projects. • NOTHING else, not more spill across the dams, not more hatchery fish, not less boat traffic, not more studies and a new EIS can achieve this in time to save wild salmon or Southern Resident Orcas. Congressional Legislation or new appropriations are not needed to start breaching the Snake River dams this year! SENATOR PATTY MURRAY AND GOVERNOR JAY INSLEE, Please take action today and urge the Army Corps' General Helmlinger and Bonneville Power Administration's Elliot Mainzer to begin breaching dams in December 2018. Thank you to the hundreds of thousands who have petitioned for immediate dam breaching, for those of you who want more information on how to save the salmon and orcas, visit www.damsense.org
Petition to Dr. Chester Gipson, Deputy Administrator USDA APHIS (Deputy Administrator), Tom Vilsack, Kevin Shea, Administrator USDA APHIS
STOP THE USDA "SCAR RULE" CHANGE WHICH WILL HURT TENNESSEE WALKING SHOW HORSES - PLEASE STRONGLY ENFORCE THE HORSE PROTECTION ACT AT THE MISSISSIPPI CHARITY HORSE SHOW ON MARCH 26 - 28, 2015
"SORING" Tennessee Walking Horses is animal cruelty and a crime. These noble horses are the ONLY breed in the WORLD shown in heavy Stacked Shoes with Chains on their legs. Over 50% of the Horses inspected by the USDA Vets at the 2014 Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration in Shelbyville, Tennessee were "SORE". “Soring” is the illegal and cruel practice of using chemical and mechanical methods to create pain in a gaited show horse's front legs to exaggerate their animated step. The Horses are forced to perform the CRUEL and unnatural high stepping "Big Lick" gait". The rich and influential people HURTING these Horses have now used political influence to force the USDA into making a Rule Change. Under the 2014 "SCAR RULE", if a Horse had "SCARS" on both front legs, it was disqualified from showing. The 2015 "SCAR RULE" permits certain "SCARS" to be on the Horses front legs, and still allows them to show. In plain English, the 2015 "SCAR RULE" says "if you can push on the SCAR with your fingers and spread or flatten it out, then it isn't a SCAR." These "SCARS" result from "Training" the "Big Lick" Tennessee Walking Horse by putting harsh burning chemicals on their front legs, and then putting Chains on top of them. The flesh is injured, and "SCARS" develop. A salicylic acid mix is used to try and burn off the "SCARS". The new 2015 "SCAR RULE" change will HURT the Horses. Sound Horse organizations FOSH (Friends of Sound Horses) and AAWHA (All American Walking Horse Alliance) protest and object to the new 2015 USDA "SCAR RULE" change. The 2015 "Big Lick" Show Season starts at the Mississippi Charity Horse Show on March 26 - 28 in Jackson, Mississippi. Last week, UMMC (University of Mississippi Medical Center) cut ties with the event, and refused to accept donations due to the controversy surrounding the abuse of Tennessee Walking Horses. Now is the time to let the USDA know that the American Public opposes the 2015 "SCAR RULE" change. Horses should NOT be HURT and "SCARRED" for the sake of rich people enjoying institutionalized animal abuse in the name of family entertainment. This cruelty to horses should definitely not be in the view of families and children There's not much time, so let's please all stand up for "The Horses". Please Sign this Petition, and an automatic email will deliver your message to: • Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture• Kevin Shea, Administrator -USDA APHIS• Chester Gipson, Deputy Administrator - USDA APHIS "The Horses" are depending on US to protect them.
Petition to Uber Eats, Dara Khosrowshahi, Barney Harford, Jason Droege, Rachel Holt, David Richter, Bozoma Saint John, Jeff Holden, Jill Hazelbaker, Daniel Graf
Uber Eats: End Your Partnership with McDonald's
After several scandals, Uber is supposedly turning over a new leaf: the company has a new CEO and has vowed to be more socially responsible. But Uber has yet to let go of one relic from its sordid past: its partnership with McDonald’s through Uber Eats.Branded “McDelivery,” this service brings animal cruelty to customers’ doors. Though dozens of other fast food giants, including Starbucks, Subway, and Burger King, have pledged to eliminate the worst animal abuses from their supply chains, McDonald’s refuses to release a meaningful chicken welfare commitment, allowing abhorrent practices to continue on its suppliers’ farms.Despite knowing about McDonald’s animal welfare issues, Uber Eats continues to promote McDonald’s more heavily than any of its other offerings. UberEats could focus on promoting the products of our local favorites, but instead many consumers will find the fast food giant McDonald’s at the top of their restaurant list in the app. Why is Uber Eats turning a blind eye to animal abuse?Please join The Humane League in calling on Uber to cancel McDelivery until McDonald’s lives up to its promise to take animal welfare seriously. This partnership has no place in the portfolio of a company striving to do right by the world.
Petition to Mr. Rory Williams
CCABLAC Calls On TWHBEA Sr. VP Mr. Charles Gleghorn To Resign For Federal Suspension!!
Please Click HERE to SIGN and SHARE: https://www.change.org/p/ccablac-calls-on-mr-charles-gleghorn-to-resign-as-officer-director-tn-walking-horse-breed-assn This BillyGoBoy.Com article has the latest news on TWHBEA officlal Mr. Charles Gleghorn: http://billygoboy.com/2017/07/08/city-of-arab-alabama-pulls-plug-on-25-year-tennessee-walking-horse-show-featuring-big-lick-animal-cruelty/ BillyGoBoy.Com website broke this story - July 1, 2017. http://billygoboy.com/2017/07/01/number-two-man-at-tennessee-walking-horse-breed-registry-twhbea-hammered-with-three-year-federal-disqualification-for-sore-horses-at-2016-tennessee-walking-horse-national-celebration/ Please SIGN and ask Number Two Man At the Tennessee Walking Horse Breed Registry, Mr. Charles Gleghorn, to immediately resign his positions as Officer and Director of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders & Exhibitors Association (TWHBEA). Serving a THREE YEAR FEDERAL DISQUALIFICATION for TWO SORE HORSES is not acceptable. CCABLAC (Citizens Campaign Against "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty) “We Speak FOR “The Horses” Who Cannot Speak For Themselves” Here is the “Story of CCABLAC (Citizens Campaign Against “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty … Speaking FOR “The Horses” … https://www.facebook.com/BillyGoBoy/videos/1143804862409275/ https://youtu.be/MuKWcqUdZbc
Petition to Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, Donald Trump
Save North Atlantic Right Whales from Seismic Airgun Blasting
President Trump stands poised to green-light new seismic airgun blasting and offshore drilling in the Atlantic Ocean — and the fate of one of the world’s most critically endangered whales hangs in the balance. The dynamite-like blasts of seismic airguns — used to search for oil and gas deposits — hinder North Atlantic right whales’ ability to find food, ward off sickness and keep track of their babies. Their existence is already hanging by a thread. No calves are known to have been born during this year’s calving season, and in the past year, at least 17 whales have been found dead – the most since scientists started reporting on mortality rates. Only about 100 breeding females remain alive. With fewer than 450 North Atlantic right whales remaining, the threat of seismic airgun blasting and offshore drilling could tip the population toward extinction. During a seismic survey, ships may tow dozens of seismic airguns behind them, firing intense loud blasts of air every 10 to 12 seconds, up to 24 hours a day for weeks to months at-a-time. The noise can travel thousands of miles underwater, indiscriminately impacting ocean animals in its path. We refuse to stand by while the federal government considers allowing this unnecessary harm. Oceana’s grassroots campaigners have already helped mobilize over 42,000 businesses and 500,000 fishing families from Florida to Maine in strong opposition of seismic airgun blasting and offshore drilling off the U.S. East Coast. We’ve successfully kept seismic airgun blasting and offshore drilling out of Atlantic waters for years: add your name now to help us do it again. The Trump Administration won’t back down easily. It’s going to take tireless efforts from Oceana organizers, campaigners and scientists from across the country to protect whales, dolphins and other marine life from seismic airgun blasting and offshore drilling. Our fight is far from over, and we need support from supporters like you. Add your name now to tell President Trump NO to seismic airgun blasting and offshore oil drilling.