Petition to Detroit police department
Justice for Baron: The dog whose nose and ears were cut off.
When Michigan Humane Society received a call about an injured dog on the cold streets of Detroit, they were shocked to see his condition when they arrived. Someone had cut off the dog’s nose and both of his ears. The dog, who they named Baron, had been “brutally disfigured” and was malnourished -- his tail and hind legs were also injured. Baron had to undergo two surgeries so he could breathe normally again. They were a success and despite all he's been through, the Humane Society reports that Baron is a sweet dog who loves people and after a long recovery road, will be up for adoption. The person or people who did this to Baron haven’t been caught yet, even though the Michigan Humane Society is offering a $40,000 reward. This kind of animal cruelty cannot go unpunished. Please sign this petition to help bring awareness to Baron’s case so that whoever did this is arrested and once they are, we can mobilize in large numbers to make sure this person is held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.
Petition to Mr. Kevin Plank CEO Under Armour Inc.
Please take the pledge not to buy Under Armour products until they stop endorsing trophy killers.
Petition Start Date: December 21, 2015 Recently, I became aware that Under Armour supports and endorses individuals that kill animals for trophy through a social media site #uahunt. This is one of the many sites where all trophy killers go to brag, post pictures of their latest kills, congratulate one another and share in the glory. As I scrolled through, I noticed that all these killers were thanking Under Armour Hunt for the so-called hunt and products. I went to Under Armour Hunt Facebook page and it was right then that I realized, Under Armour promotes the killing of wildlife for trophy. Many of you may have heard of trophy killers, Kendall Jones, Cameron Hanes, Eva Shockey, Lee Lakosky, to name a few, and may find their lack of empathy towards killing wildlife for trophy, sport or for fun just as appalling as I do. However, what you may not know is Under Armour endorses, promotes, sponsors, not only these four, but many other wildlife trophy killers as well. If you are not aware of who these trophy killers are, please use a social media account to visit their pages, and please be sure to scroll though the Under Armour Hunt Facebook Page and the Under Armour Hunt Twitter Account. There you will find them all boasting about their latest innocent victim with photographs of them smiling proudly over a bloodied animal carcass with zero remorse all while making sure the Under Armour logo is clearly being shown and also giving thanks to Under Armour for its products and this so-called "hunt." These trophy and blood sport killers also encourage more carnage by a "tag a hunter" or a "tag a vermin" post which then encourages others to post pictures of their latest kills as well, where they are then congratulated and glorified by Under Armour employees and other wildlife killers. Ms. Jones latest victim is in the above photograph where she degrades this beautiful animal with a #kittycatdown, admits to killing the Mt. Lion with a 10mm glock, after using hounds to exhaust the animal until it found refuge in a tree until she simply pulls out a side arm and shoots it. She thanks Under Armour for this "hunt" and their products using the #uahunt. Ms. Shockey is a spokes model as she recently did a photo shoot for Under Armour products. Shockey boasts of the number of animals she has killed for trophy, posts these pictures of her kills and also thanks Under Armour for their products and "hunt" using the #uahunt as well. Mr. Hanes is a 'self proclaimed' celebrity and claims to be the best of the best. Translation: "you name it, he's killed it." Mr. Lakosky's information can be found at his Facebook page: The Crush with Lee & Tiffany Lakosky. WARNING: All the content you will find not only through visiting these sites and through the famed #uahunt, and also Under Armour's other advertised hashtags: #ridgereaper #alwayslethal #BBD #gowhereyoudontbelong #MuleyMonday is VERY GRAPHIC!! There are images of Bears, Mt. Lions, Fox, Coyotes, Wolves, Moose, Elk, all killed for trophy. The #uahunt and other hashtag sites also contains very disturbing 'live' videos of a variety of animals being killed for trophy. Please use caution. I cannot in good faith sit back and not bring this to the attention to those who are thinking of purchasing from Under Armour, and are not aware of what this brand now stands for. I am deeply saddened that Under Armour, a company generally known for athletic sports and sports apparel, has now rebranded their image as the leading company in killing wildlife for trophy. Regretfully, I have previously purchased items from Under Armour, but now have taken the pledge to never buy again until this company ends the sponsorship of Jones, Shockey, Hanes, Lakovsky and any and all other trophy killers. I am asking that you please take this pledge with me. I truly believe that together our voices will be heard, and hopefully Under Armour will realize that not only is the killing of any wildlife for trophy wrong, but will also understand that profiting from the blood of the innocent is not acceptable. Again, I ask that you please take this pledge with me, and I will deliver our position on this directly to Mr. Kevin Plank, CEO of the Under Armour Company, to make sure our voices are heard. Dear Mr. Plank, Your loyal customers who purchase Under Armour products for fitness, yoga, running, cycling, athletic sports such as football, tennis, golf, hockey, rugby, basketball, soccer, just to name a few, were totally unaware that your company also has a hunting line made for those who engage in trophy killing. Your same loyal customers were also unaware that you advertise this clothing line by not only endorsing and supporting known trophy killers, but by also glorifying these wildlife killers as they are openly encouraged to share pictures of their 'kills' where they are then congratulated by your employees that operate your Under Armour Hunt Facebook page and Under Armour's Twitter account. The photographs are sickening and heartbreaking! We are asking that you please reconsider the decision to sponsor trophy hunters, and to please distance yourselves from sponsorships of any and all self proclaimed trophy and wildlife killers. This is a Global petition Mr. Plank, and your loyal, and now shocked consumers are not happy, and have indeed taken the pledge to no longer purchase anything made by Under Armour. The World is watching and waiting for an official statement. If your decision is to continue making and selling UA clothing to those who participate in trophy killing, first, we would like to ask that you make a public statement to all of your unknowing consumers around the World to confirm your engagement in such endorsements of known trophy hunters and blood sport participants, and an explanation behind your decision to continue profiting off the blood of the innocent. We also ask that you provide your consumers with a list of every single person that you personally sponsor who participates in blood sports and trophy hunts. Lastly, we ask that a 'warning' label be placed on every product that you sell that states: "By purchasing this item, you have just contributed to the endorsement of Under Armour's blood sport participants" or "Profits made from this item goes directly to the destruction of innocent wildlife for trophy." Consumers have every right to know where their money is going. Once again Mr. Plank, this is a Global petition and the World is watching. We look forward to hearing your personal response, and an official statement letting consumers know how Under Armour will proceed moving further. Thank you very much for your time sir.
Petition to The Honorable Judge from Bristol Superior Court
Punish woman that hung her dogs from tree, calmly watched them DIE and buried in yard!
A woman from Bristol, Connecticut has been placed under arrest after being accused of leaving her two pet dogs to hang, before having them buried in her yard. Local law enforcement were investigated a different complaint when they learned that 22-year-old Veronica Reyes had dispatched her two dogs in the most ruthless possible way. According to reports, a startled neighbor called the authorities when he noticed something hanging from a tree. At a closer look, the man was puzzled to discover there were actually two dogs out there. ‘I thought it was just terrible that anyone could act this was towards an animal’ the witness stated. ‘I just can’t understand how you can put something around a dog’s neck and let them go’. The witness also added that Reyes was just outside and was calmly watching her dogs suffer in agony and waiting for them to give their last breath. Afterwards, she placed the dogs in a trash bag and buried them in the yard. Vets have confirmed everything the neighbor stated. Reyes has been charged and is now held on a $10, 000 surety bond. Words fail me when trying to describe a person capable of acting this way. One thing is certain: this dog owner needs to be held accountable for her actions! Support this petition – sign and share now – and demand mandatory jail time for Veronica Reyes and ask authorities to impose a lifetime ban on owning animals.
Petition to Kyaw Myo Htut
Sign: Stop Horrific Elephant Skinning Fad
In a sickening new trend, Myanmar's elephants are being brutally poached and their flesh hacked off of their bodies. After the elephants are hunted down, their skin is stripped off in patches, and their mutilated bodies left in the jungle to rot. The elephants’ skin is then turned into jewelry or a fad "medicine" that supposedly cures skin conditions. It may be sold at exorbitant prices in China -- or sometimes for just a few dollars per strip of flesh at local markets throughout Myanmar. As the demand for elephant skin has grown, poaching has increased drastically in Myanmar. Studies show a 25 percent increase in elephant poaching between 2013 and 2015. In 2016, at least 50 elephants have been discovered skinned. Over the past decade, Myanmar has lost up to half of its elephant population, leaving just an estimated 2000 to 3000 elephants in the wild. If the elephant skin fad continues, many more elephants could be killed this year. Currently, the maximum fine for poaching elephants and other endangered animals in Myanmar is the equivalent of a mere $60. The law is also poorly enforced, so many poachers will never even face this slap on the wrist. With such lax laws, poachers have no reason to stop the killing. The government of Myanmar must act to stop the brutality to elephants. Sign this petition to tell the Myanmar ambassador to the United States that it's time to end this poaching epidemic -- before there are no more elephants left.
Petition to City Council, Zoning Comission, Animal Control
Legalize pigs! Ban bad pig parents, not all pigs.
The number of pigs looking for homes across the US is astronomical. Some of this is lack of research, but some can be blamed on city/zoning restrictions too. Many people are simply not aware that there may be rules that do not allow pigs to live in a particular city. Once people are made aware, they can be issued a citation with a hefty fine or asked to relocate their beloved pig. In some cases, the family has moved and sold their home to accommodate their pig in an area where their pig was welcome. There are many cities and towns across the USA who have ordinances restricting pigs from living in city limits. There are also many more that do not address pigs at all. This leaves any family with a pig vulnerable to a city creating an ordinance forbidding pigs/swine/livestock and forcing them to find somewhere else for their pig to live. That's not fair. Pigs are pets too and should not be restricted to "farming communities" only or "out in the country". Ideally this petition will continue to circulate and collect lots of signatures to show these cities how strong the pig community is. Since the pet pig industry has become quite popular, we took the time to create an educational website for pet pig parents. We have several social media platforms and even an app to help guide pig parents on their journey with their pig. We are affiliated with several other "pig organizations" like Pig Advocates League and Mo Money For Pigs, both nonprofit 501c3 organizations that help pigs in need. As with any pet, there is a family like community on social media where each pig parent has the opportunity to ask questions and/or get sound advice from people who are leaders/experts in the pig arena. Our proposal is one change.org petition that everyone can use for various ordinance amendments in different cities. Pig parents are scattered all over the world, there are hundreds of thousands of families with a pet pig across the US and many more worldwide. Many cities/towns/counties put ordinances in place far before potbellied pigs were ever introduced to the United States, so the term livestock doesn't apply to the pet pigs that we are trying to legalize. The term livestock literally means farm animals that are raised for profit. The pet pigs/companion pigs that we have living in our homes are not full sized farm pigs and are not sold for profit, therefore, livestock is an inappropriate term to describe them. Potbellied pigs do come in many different sizes that can range from 70 pounds up to 300 pounds. They're often referred to as "mini pigs" though this term can sometimes be deceiving. The term swine is also used in some of the ordinances that I have read and the simple definition of swine is a pig...we can't argue with the use of that term, however, in most cases, again, the ordinance was put into place before the miniature versions were brought to the USA, so they were put into effect to try and control the pig production market within city limits. For towns or cities with no ordinance in place, this means that you are neither allowed or prohibited from having a pet pig within city limits, but, this is actually a problem because the city council can create an ordinance that doesn't allow pigs in general to live within city limits or other specific criteria, at any time, that will affect your pig. The best way to handle these situations is to get something in writing from a city official before you add a pig to your family. However, we understand that a lot of people do not realize pigs aren't allowed or they have a nasty neighbor who doesn't want to live next door to a pig and complains....these are the people we would like to help. If you were able to find this petition, then you are aware of our educational website for pig parents. We have a packet for zoning specifically that you can download to assist you in your fight to legalize your pig. (you can find that packet here.) Please do your research, but if you are caught in the crosshairs, or simply unaware of the rules restricting your porcine pal from living in your city or town, try to proactively have the ordinance amended to allow your pig BFF, use the packet of information and suggestions to help you create a great packet to submit to your city council. If you need something specific, please let us know and we would be happy to help you. (firstname.lastname@example.org) Pigs are pets too. They're not much different than any other domesticated pet you would find lounging around on the deck in someone's backyard or playing in the pile of leaves with the kids. Please don't forbid a pet that you aren't familiar with simply because you don't know enough to make an informed decision. Please allow these citizens to plead their case and consider amending or creating an ordinance that allows potbellied or "mini pigs" to live within the limits/boundaries or your city. Pigs can be easily trained. Pigs are extremely intelligent, it's been said they are as smart as a 3-4 year old toddler. They are ranked 4th smartest mammal. Pigs should be spayed/neutered. Intact pigs do not make great pets. Pig parents should be educated regarding proper care for their pig. Every family with a pig should have a veterinarian that sees pigs. (we have a list of pig vets that you can view by clicking here) Pigs need outdoor time and you should expect them to act like pigs. Pigs like to root, so creating a space for your pig to be a pig is ideal if you are trying to get a yard of the month award. Pigs are social animals, therefore, pigs actually do better in pairs. Pigs are prey animals, so a fenced in yard is ideal to protect your pig from getting out, but also to protect your pig from predator animals getting in. Many cities have vaccinations that are required for other pets and with the exception of rabies, there are vaccinations similar to those for other pets available. The dog rabies vaccination is used for pigs off label. There have been no reported cases of rabies in a vaccinated pig. Obesity is a problem for pigs. So is starvation. Please be mindful of the various shapes and sizes pigs are prior to making specific rules for any ordinance. 200 pounds may be obese for one pig, but that may be the ideal weight for another pig that is a little taller and longer. Restricting the size a pig can be often results in pig parents restricting the feed and causing malnourishment issues/nutritional deficiencies. (teacup or micro pigs do NOT exist) People who weren't prepared for a pig wouldn't be prepared whether there was an ordinance with regards to their ability to keep them within city limits or not, our petition is geared more towards the responsible pig parent who wants to protect their pet. Pigs do not smell, they also don't sweat. A clean water source should always be available. (in the summer, it is suggested that a mud hole or kiddie pool be available to keep pigs cool) A sturdy shelter free from drafts is suggested for outside time. In areas with inclement weather, it's best to be too prepared than not prepared enough. The USDA does NOT regulate potbellied pigs because they are not a food source. However, traveling outside of the state does require paperwork in the form of a health certificate or CVI (certificate of veterinary inspection) because pigs can pass disease/illnesses to other pigs should your pig come into contact with another. Some states require blood testing before entering or crossing state lines. Most CVI's are good for 10-30 days. Each state is different. (the guidelines can be seen by clicking here.) Not every family who "wants" a pig is ready for a pig. Pigs are similar to other domestic pets as far as house training and the need for exercise, but pigs require social interactions that other pets do not always need. They are herd animals, therefore, they need a "leader" (and YOU are the leader). All pigs need training. An untrained pig or a bored pig can be a destructive pig. It is suggested that someone who is renting their home should wait until they are able to purchase their own home before adding a pig to their family. (there are many landlords who do not allow pets) HOA (homeowners associations) are different altogether and is something to consider if you are moving to an area with a HOA in place. Please be sure to clarify any "rules" that restrict the type of pet you are allowed to have and any restriction on fencing or containment for your yard. (some only allow decorative fencing, pigs require heavy duty fencing to truly be effective) We thank you for taking the time to read our petition and more-so for considering amending an outdated ordinance or creating one to allow potbellied pigs to live within city/town/county limits.
Petition to Landry's, Inc., Association of Zoos and Aquariums
Free the Tigers at Houston's Downtown Aquarium
Houston's Downtown Aquarium has been the home to four white Bengal tigers since 2005. These tigers are held indoors at all times in a small, stressful, and inhumane environment. The aquarium is one of several of the "Downtown Aquarium" branded restaurants owned by Landry's, Inc. An aquarium-themed restaurant is not an acceptable habitat for tigers to live. The tigers at Houston's aquarium are denied everything that is natural to them, and are not even allowed outside. We're petitioning Landry's, Inc. to transfer the tigers at this facility to a large cat sanctuary accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries. We're also asking the Association for Zoos and Aquariums to reevaluate the aquarium's accreditation. We need your support to help these tigers. Please take just a moment to sign this petition. Thank you.
Petition to Illinois Governor, Illinois State House, Illinois State Senate, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
Please remove the current people at Knox County Humane Society
As a concerned citizen and animal lover, I believe the folks currently running the Knox County Humane Society are grossly incompetent. They claim to be a "No Kill" Shelter, but when we took our pet in for help, their only suggestion was to put our animal down! The lady in charge is very rude, and it seems as though she doesn't really care about the animals. We want what is best for the animals, and a number of us have started an Alliance Group, and have collected what we consider to be very strong cases against them. There are cases where they threaten animal owners with charges against them unless they turn their pets over to the shelter. Cases where they volunteer to take care of someone's animal until they can get back on their feet, only to find that their beloved pet has been "sold". Many animal owners have filed complaints with the city, yet no action against them seems to take place. On behalf of the animals, we need to take a stand and try to rectify this situation. Please sign this petition so that we can send it to our Governor, and hopefully get people who actually are concerned about the animals they are in charge of caring for! Thank you! this is the link to our Facebook Group as well so please join and share your story
Petition to Senator Diane Feinstein (U.S. Congress), President of the United States, Sally Jewell (Secretary of the Interior), U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate
Bring emergency shelter and shade to captive wild horses and burros
Urgent! Captive wild horses and burros need shade now as extreme summer weather hits! STOP the abuse! It's killing them. Heat waves are here! Captive icons of American freedom, wild horses & burros, were denied shade and shelter from extreme triple digit heat waves last summer and it's happening again. In the winter they will be forced to endure the freezing winds, snow, and icy rain, with only the muck (manure & urine) to lie down in--despite public outrage. Our living treasures will continue to suffer. . . The feds are at the epicenter of this scandalous roundup and removal attack against America's wild horses & burros. This cruelty in captivity must stop now! The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the federal agency in charge of protecting wild horses and burros, ignores public outcry and performed "studies" on shade--despite offers to build shade structures at no cost to the feds. It's obvious captive wild horses need the basics of animal husbandry: food, shelter, water . . . How can the feds be so cruel to deny them this? In the summer, the majority of captive wild horses are at risk of heat stroke and death because there is no shade during the hot summer months at Palomino Valley Center (Reno), Rock Springs (Wyoming) and other BLM holding facilities in the U.S.A. In the winter it's worse . . . The BLM requires all adopters provide shade and shelter for adopted wild horses yet the agency neglects to provide the same for the thousands held captive in their care. On June 9, 2013 Nevada State Senator Mark Manendo and Anne Novak, Executive Director of Protect Mustangs officially requested shade for the wild horses and burros at Palomino Valley Center, near Reno and elsewhere to ensure the welfare of these treasured equids. Their request for shade was refused and the sprinkler mitigation offered was unsuccessful because shelter is needed. The American people are up in arms. We ask that you intervene to bring emergency shelter and shade to prevent the suffering and death of our American icons of freedom before it is too late. Baby foals will suffer extreme heat with no shade and in extreme cold and wind with no shelter. Trapped in the Palomino Valley corrals, up to 1800 wild horses and burros endure horrible heat waves during the summer and cold blizzards with no shelter. Their poor condition looks worse each day even though the BLM fattens them up so they are enticing to kill buyers, like Tom Davis, who sell wild horses to slaughter. What is the BLM doing? Avoiding responsibility and delaying aid. In winter captive wild horses & burros--as well as pregnant mares--will be forced to sleep in the wet muck of manure and urine with no shelter from the harsh elements near Reno, NV and elsewhere. We are counting on your compassion for our national treasures--the native wild horses and burros who need your help. They need your urgent attention to survive the extreme weather in the winter and summer--while they are held captive in the taxpayer funded corrals. They need #Shade4Mustangs and #Shelter4Mustangs & burros. We hope they can be returned to the wild someday soon but right now they are suffering in the pens. The wild horses and burros need your help. They deserve shade and shelter immediately. Please share this petition widely with your friends and family http://www.change.org/petitions/bring-emergency-shelter-and-shade-to-captive-wild-horses-and-burros Our goal is 110,000 signatures to show the BLM the public wants the cruelty to stop! Visit www.ProtectMustangs.org for more information