Petition to Robert Spottswood, Michael Sole, Sonya Rood, Gary Nicklaus, Joshua Kellam, Gary Lester
FWC: Change Your Bear Killing Policy
FWC Change Your "Aggressive Bear" Killing Policy Under the current FWC policy, any bear that acts aggressively is killed. This policy does not take into account the circumstances that cause bears to act aggressively. In recent news a woman in Longwood, FL let her dog outside off-leash at night. The dog spotted a mother bear with cubs and started barking at the bears. The woman tried to run back to her house, which caused the bear to chase after her. She tripped and fell and hit her head. The bear bit her ankle. The mother bear perceived the dog and woman as a threat and as a warning bit, the woman and retreated. This incident could have been prevented had the Longwood community been properly storing their trash the main culprit in almost all bear-human conflicts. Also, dogs should be leashed, and if you live in bear country, you must canvass the area before taking your dog out and never run from a bear. We need to hold the FWC accountable for enforcing the standards and laws put into place to protect both humans and bears. In cases where bear attacks occur due to human negligence. A new policy must be implemented that holds humans accountable for their actions. Bears should not be killed for defending themselves or their cubs. Contact the FWC Commissioners and ask that a policy change be made that protects bears from being killed as a result of human error or carelessness. https://myfwc.com/con…/fwc-staff/senior-staff/commissioners/ https://www.beardefenders.org/
Petition to Williamson County Commissioner’s Court, @commishcovey
Return K9 Axel to his family!
Commissioner- The agenda for the meeting to be held on 9/24 includes a motion to allow K9 Axel to retire (as recommended by Dr. Shane Daigle DVM) because of his worsening medical conditions..not uncommon for a dog his age. We applaud this move as Axel should be retired so he can enjoy his remaining years as a “house pet”. Our concern with this motion is it includes “allowing his handler Dep. Garretson to “purchase” Axel for $1.00”. Your Honor, Dep. Garretson has only been Axel’s handler for a short time. Axel’s handler, for years, was Dep. Skinner. Axel was removed from Dep Skinner a few months ago because of hurt feelings & official politics. It is because of these hurt feelings & vindictive actions, both Axel & Dep. Skinner’s young son have been punished. THEY are paying the price for these decisions. We, the undersigned, feel that Axel needs to be with his rightful family. The adults should not be allowed to continue to inflict this pain on Skinner’s son & Axel. We ask that someone else be allowed to “purchase” Axel with the sole intent of returning him to the Skinners or that Dep. Garretson be allowed to “gift” Axel to The Skinners without fear of repercussions from Sheriff Chody. Your Honor, it is with blunt honesty that we say our only concern is Axel being returned to his best friend & “boy”. Axel has served his community with pride & professionalism- it’s time for the community to do the same.
Petition to Mike duggan, Detroit Health Dept
Remove Mark Kumpf as Director of Detroit Animal Care & Control
What is Detroit thinking?? Detroit Animal Care and Control has hired a new Director. Mark Kumpf begins Monday (9/23/19) at the shelter. Director Kumpf was involuntarily fired from his position as Director of the Dayton Ohio shelter (Animal Resource Center of Montgomery County) late last year. https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/local-govt--politics/county-commissioners-officially-fire-animal-shelter-director/Z9VgCQypMxI7oScQUoRXvO/?fbclid=IwAR2ro641AoRnzCiKrZTNejEc1LkCgi08noCIfhBuySzY6ZRid7ILVIb5joA Among the listed reasons for his dismissal include; high euthanasia rates, improperly stored vaccines, reused syringes, and not keeping track of a euthanasia solution called Fatal Plus.https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/local/montgomery-county-settles-with-fired-animal-shelter-director/hl7PULxOSgCDMBOF9xSrSI/ Kumpf is also named independently as a defendant in an ongoing civil lawsuit in the 2014 dog mauling death of Klonda Richey, who had alerted the ARC about a dozen times to a problem dog next door, to no avail.https://www.whio.com/news/crime--law/indictments-klonda-richey-dog-mauling-death/Mzk3osJNY5UOWxmVHxqHqL Documents filed in the case allege the destruction of potential key evidence, including truck logs from 2013 and 2014.https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/local/dog-mauling-lawsuit-county-accused-destroying-records/UI7TG8cIUL7njDoky4QGmO/ In the wake of our own mauling death tragedies in Detroit, is this who we want running the shelter? -HELL NO!https://www.wxyz.com/news/9-year-old-dies-from-dog-mauling-on-detroits-west-side We fought way too hard to get Harry Ward out of Detroit Animal Control (2015) & the shelter workers to put the CARE back in the name (DACC); which they HAVE... We will not just sit idly by and watch this giant leap backwards! -What is the city thinking?? PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION TO HELP REMOVE MARK KUMPF FROM HIS POSITION AS DIRECTOR OF DETROIT ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL... Do it for the animals! PLEASE SIGN & SHARE!
Petition to Toà án nhân dân tỉnh Kiên Giang, People's Court of Kien Giang province, Công an tỉnh Kiên Giang, Kien Giang Province Police, Phòng Cảnh Sát Cơ Động Công An Tỉnh Kiên Giang, Kien Giang Police Department, Phòng Cảnh Sát Thi Hành Án Dân Sự & Hỗ Trọ Tư Pháp Thành Phố Rạch Giá, Rach Gia Judicial Custody & Criminal Justice Enforcement Division, Tòa án Nhân dân Thành phố, tại Rạch Giá - 906 Nguyễn Trung Trực, Phường An Hòa, Quận 1, TP.Hồ Chí M, People's City Court, in Rach Gia - 906 Nguyễn Trung Trực, An Hòa, Tp. Rạch Giá, tỉnh Kiên Giang, Vie, Nguyen Official, Deputy Director Nguyen Hien Dieu / Nguyen Van Dieu
Petition for Ms. Tuyet (bà Tuyết)/Mrs. Snow to be relinquished of ownership rights to Mina
If Ms. Tuyet (bà Tuyết) / Ms. Snow does not voluntarily give up custody of Mina, it is a matter of public opinion that we the People support any legal actions taken by Mina’s rescuers, to fight for the custody of Mina. We are petitioning to declare that Mina stay in the care of and that ownership be granted to any one of Mina’s rescuers; Members of the Phu Quoc Animals Rescue, Duong Hieu, Joey T, or Cứu Trợ Chó Mèo Kiên Giang (Kien Giang Cat Dog Rescue) Background on Mina: Video clips were shared via social media from locals showing a dog lying on the floor, surrounded by blood. Clips included scenes of a woman cutting off the dog’s right front paw. The incident was recorded on 9/19/17 in Phu Quoc Vietnam, and the clip was reported to have been recorded by a neighbor. In an interview video, the owner stated that Mina chased her ducks and bit others. In anger, the owner cut off Mina’s front right paw. Ms. Tuyet (bà Tuyết) / translated to English is Mrs. Snow, is reportedly be the owner of the dog. In negotiations, Mina was taken away for medical treatment by a group of rescuers and an Association. It took 3 days for the people of the Association to be able to take Mina into Rach Gia (mainland) and because Mina’s leg was still strapped with a wire, his leg ended up necrosis and infected. To ensure the life of Mina, the Association initially agreed to do minor surgery to remove the infected part of the leg infection on 9/22/17 and provided follow-up care of injections; drug infection + infusion + drug Increases resistance. After seeing his health stabilized, on 9/24/17 Mina was moved to a Sasaki Veterinary Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. Mina was provided with a week of wound healing by foreign experts and by the veterinarian medical team using the best medicine. Every option was to retain the rest of his leg. Unfortunately, all the efforts of the medical staff could not save Mina's leg. The necrotic wound in the skin had spread, which forced foreign experts to consult and it was decided that Mina would have to undergo a major surgery. They decided to remove Mina's wounded leg (his shoulder joint is also removed). On 10/23/17 a video footage showed Ms. Tuyet (bà Tuyết) / Ms. Snow had come to see Mina and possibly take him home. Mina fled away on his 3 legs from the owner in terror. Mina is traumatized at the very sight of his owner who had inflicted merciless cruelty onto him. It is in Mina's best interest for Mina to stay in the care of his rescuers in order to receive the best quality of life. We are petitioning that ownership rights for Mina, be revoked from Ms. Tuyet (bà Tuyết) / Ms. Snow and for ownership rights to be granted to any one of Mina’s rescuers; Members of the Phu Quoc Animals Rescue, Duong Hieu, Joey T, or Cứu Trợ Chó Mèo Kiên Giang (Kien Giang Cat Dog Rescue)
Petition to Gavin Newsom, Kevin Mullin, Chad Mayes, Nancy Skinner, Anthony Rendon, Ian C. Calderon, Kevin de LeÃ³n, Bill Monning
Outlaw Horse Racing In California
Upward of 2,000 horses die on American racetracks every year. In 2016, there were roughly 170 deaths on California tracks alone. (horseracingwrongs.com) All to serve people’s desire to place a $2 bet. Despite the typical opening day festivities with ladies in fancy garb and big hats, there is nothing glamorous about horse racing. Racetracks are battlefields where horses pay with their lives for our entertainment. How can we justify a spectacle in which an animal gets instantly euthanized for merely spraining an ankle or breaking a leg? Racehorses are tormented and tortured for the sole purpose of generating profits for their owners and race promoters. How is this, the so-called “Sport of Kings”, still legal? It wasn’t that long ago that another blood sport - greyhound racing - was legal in much of the United States. A more enlightened view has emerged that rightly recognizes it for what it truly is; cruel, inhumane and exploitative. Animal activists and advocates have fought long and hard to render it illegal in 40 states and counting. Similarly, horse racing should be outlawed. Regulations to improve treatment of horses and reduce their rate of death are ineffective, as they are neither followed nor enforced. Frankly, given the money at stake, there are huge incentives to cheat at the track, as well as recklessly breed horses for speed to the detriment of their general health. The only answer is complete abolishment of the horse racing industry. California can pave the way for other states by being the first to pass legislation making horse racing illegal. Please join me in calling upon California lawmakers to ban horse racing, as well as gambling on horse racing, in the State of California.
Petition to Santa Anita Park, Stronach Group
Santa Anita: Stop killing racehorses
Just since Christmas, 31 racehorses, including former Breeders’ Cup winner Battle of Midway, have died at California’s world-famous Santa Anita Park. Still, what’s happening there is no anomaly. Over the past 11 years, Santa Anita has averaged 50 dead racehorses annually; every 12-month period but one (when “only” 37 died) saw at least 40 corpses. What’s more, Santa Anita can’t even claim it’s heading in the right direction as two of the three worst years were ‘15-’16 and ‘16-’17. Sign and share today to urge Santa Anita to stop the senseless death of racehorses by closing down its track. Nationally, through our seminal FOIA reporting, Horseracing Wrongs has documented over 5,000 confirmed kills on U.S. tracks just since 2014; we estimate that over 2,000 horses are killed racing or training across America every year. Over 2,000. Imagine that. But there's more: Each year, hundreds more die back in their stalls from things like colic and laminitis, or are simply "found dead" in the morning. And perhaps worst of all, the vast majority of has-been (or never-were) equine "athletes" are brutally and violently bled-out and butchered at Canadian and Mexican slaughterhouses - some 12,000-15,000 Thoroughbreds alone each year. In short, the American horseracing industry is engaged in wholesale carnage - not hyperbole, carnage. “Horseracing is animal exploitation. Horseracing is animal cruelty. Horseracing kills horses. And for nothing more than $2 bets, idle entertainment. We live in 21st Century America; we can - and should - be better than this.” - Patrick Battuello, Founder/President, Horseracing Wrongs More horses will die if Santa Anita is not closed down. Sign today to tell the owners to save lives by immediately shutting down the track.
Petition to Andrew M. Cuomo
End Horseracing in New York State
For far too long, horseracing has been given cover under the banner of sport, indeed “The Sport of Kings.” In truth, however, it is no such thing. If you dig deeper, if you look beyond the mint juleps and bugle calls, you’ll see that horseracing, at its most basic level, is but a simple vehicle for gambling. $2 bets. The “pampered athlete,” too, is a grotesque lie, for life for the typical racehorse is ugly and mean: Commodification: Racehorses are literal chattel, pieces of property to be bought, sold, traded, and dumped whenever and however their owners decide. Subjugation: The horse people thoroughly control every moment of their assets’ lives – control effected through, among other things, lip tattoos, nose chains, metal mouth-bits, and leather whips. Force and power; domination of a weaker species. Drugging and Doping: Racehorses are injected, legally and otherwise, with myriad substances to enhance performance, mask injury, and numb pain. The horseman’s credo: Keep ’em earning, by any means necessary. Confinement and Isolation: In perhaps the worst of it all, racehorses are locked in tiny stalls for over 23 hours a day, making a mockery of the industry claim that horses are born to run, love to run. As if not enough, these naturally social, herd-oriented animals are, as babes, forever torn from their families and, except for brief moments on the track itself or while in transport, kept utterly isolated. In a word, heartrending. Death: Since 2009, when the Gaming Commission began to make these things public, over 1,300 racehorses have died at New York tracks – an average of 138 every year. But that’s just onsite. How many more of the “catastrophically injured” were euthanized back at the owner’s farm? How many more, still, killed at private training facilities? Nationally, Horseracing Wrongs, primarily through our unprecedented FOIA reporting, has documented over 5,000 confirmed deaths; we estimate that over 2,000 horses are killed racing or training on U.S. tracks annually. Pulmonary hemorrhage, head trauma, “sudden cardiac event.” Shattered limbs, ruptured ligaments, broken necks, crushed spines. What’s more, countless other still-active racehorses succumb to colic, laminitis, “barn accidents,” or are simply “found dead” in their stalls. Slaughter: While the industry desperately tries to downplay the extent of the problem, cunningly flashing its hollow zero-tolerance policies and drop-in-the-bucket aftercare initiatives, the truth is, the vast majority of spent racehorses are brutally and violently slaughtered – over 15,000 Thoroughbreds alone each year. In short, it is no exaggeration to say that the American horseracing industry is engaged in wholesale carnage. Again, not hyperbole – carnage. Horseracing is in decline, and has been for some time: Since 2000, U.S. Racing has suffered a net loss of 34 tracks; all other metrics – racedays, races, fields, “foal crop,” and, yes, attendance and handle – are also down. Moreover, a majority of tracks – including 9 of NY’s 11 – are being wholly propped up by subsidies – corporate welfare. Clearly, lotteries and independent casinos are winning the market, but politicians, swayed by industry talk of lost jobs and economic havoc should it be allowed to fail, keep sending lifeboats. It is unfair and horses continue to suffer (and die) for it. Sensibilities toward animal exploitation are rapidly changing, most especially regarding entertainment. Ringling Bros. is no more; Greyhound Racing will soon be; SeaWorld, owing mostly to the film “Blackfish,” has ended its captive-breeding program for orcas; and, as you know, it will soon be illegal to use elephants for any form of entertainment in NYS. Why can’t, why shouldn’t, racehorses be next? Governor Cuomo, be bold, set an example for the rest of the nation by moving our collective morality forward. End the cruelty. End the suffering. End the killing. End horseracing.
Petition to President Donald Trump, https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/
Stop the U.S. Gov't From Sending More Hero Bomb Dogs to Countries That Torture Them
YOU CAN HELP STOP THIS INSANITY! THESE ARE NOT "LEFT BEHIND" DOGS. THESE DOGS ARE DELIBERATELY GIVEN TO COUNTRIES THAT HATE AND TORTURE DOGS AND WE ARE STILL SENDING MORE DOGS!!! 166 HERO BOMB SNIFFING DOGS WE GAVE JORDANIAN ARMY WERE TORTURED, ABUSED AND STARVED TO DEATH. THIS HAS TO STOP!!! WRITE TO YOUR CONGRESSIONAL REPS, MIKE POMPEO AND PRESIDENT TRUMP. POST THIS EVERYWHERE SO THEY ARE SHAMED INTO ENDING THE TORTURE OF THESE HERO DOGS!!! PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THE LINKED ARTICLE. AGAIN, THESE ARE NOT “LEFT BEHIND” DOGS!!! WE ARE SENDING DOGS TO THESE GOVERNMENTS TO HELP THEM AND THEY ARE ABUSING AND KILLING THEM!!! OUR HERO DOGS ARE GOING TO COUNTRIES THAT HATE DOGS AND CONSIDER THEM VERMIN. YOU CAN HELP STOP THIS. "In a blistering report, released by the State Department’s Office of Inspector General last week, found that since 2008 at least 100 American bomb-sniffing dogs have been starved and abused, and at least 10 — possibly more — neglected to death by our ally Jordan. One American veterinarian, among five sent to Jordan by the State Department in 2016, unequivocally told the US government to shut this program down. Instead, State sent 66 more dogs to Jordan, where they were ignored, left to languish in filthy kennels under extreme heat. Their Jordanian handlers expressed nothing but contempt, throwing the dogs’ food on the floors — floors with improper drainage, broken and sharp tiles, floors covered in dirt and feces....." REST AT LINK THANK YOU MAUREEN CALLAHAN AT THE NY POST FOR EXPOSING THIS HORRIFIC TREATMENT OF OUR HERO DOGS!!... https://nypost.com/2019/09/18/dogs-that-saved-american-lives-now-tortured-dying-in-jordan/