Petition to Mayor of Yulin, Mr. Wei Tao
The Barbaric Yulin Dog Meat Festival Must Come to an End Once and For All
The Yulin Dog Meat Festival is fast approaching. We must put pressure on Chinese officials to enact effective changes in procedure and law enforcement to stop this horrific event from taking place once and for all. The United States’ position on the dog and cat meat trade, and the Yulin Dog Meat Festival in particular, is clear and unequivocal: dogs and cats should not be killed for the consumption of their meat. In December 2018, the United States banned the dog and cat meat trade. Inroads into the banning of this cruel and senseless commerce have also been made in parts Asia. Taiwan recently took the monumental step of banning both the consumption of dog and cat meat and the overall trade in such meat. Significantly, Taiwan is also home to an international alliance that is championing the push to ensure all Asian countries outlaw these senseless and cruel practices in the region. Indeed, Hanoi, Vietnam is also taking action, progressively banning the trade of dog and cat meat in its central districts. Although these measures and efforts are important, we must continue to press China to stop the Yulin Dog Meat Festival. We proudly stand with the millions of people across the globe and in China, who wish to see this festival come to an end. The Chinese government would be wise to join our efforts and institute a complete ban of the dog and cat meat trade. The Dog Meat Festival in Yulin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in China dates back to 2009-2010, when it was launched by dog meat traders as a commercial enterprise to boost flagging sales. We find it completely outrageous that even though the Yulin city government withdrew as a sponsor of the Dog Meat Festival, Yulin authorities and the Chinese government failed to take any meaningful action to bring an end to this festival. The event celebrates the wholesale torture of dogs and is an abhorrent display of animal cruelty. During this barbaric festival, dogs are burnt, skinned, or boiled alive, have their paws cleaved off while conscious, and are staked to the ground and beaten to death. No one can see these images and walk away unaffected. Based on the work of animal activist groups, the number of dogs slaughtered at the festival has be reduced, but still far too many are suffering barbaric torture and death. In fact, even with the decrease of dogs slaughtered at the Yulin festival, there are still about 10 million dogs killed annually in China for the dog meat trade. It is absolutely shameful that this festival and others like it still continue. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank the countless activists who continue their tireless fight every single day in order to save and protect the voiceless and powerless animals across the globe. The Vanderpump Dog Foundation is on the ground 365 days a year with our two shelters and almost 500 dogs saved from the Yulin Dog Meat Festival. We see first hand the progress and are hopeful that we will be able to end the celebration of consuming our best friends. We must continue to shed light on the horrific treatment of the many animals that fall prey to China’s dog meat trade. Our efforts transcend cultural differences, party lines, state borders, and political stances. It doesn’t matter if you’re a Republican or a Democrat, this cause must be everyone’s cause. With the might of the American government behind us, we can continue to put pressure on Chinese officials to enact much needed changes. Many humane courses of action are already available throughout China. With regular monitoring and enforcement, we hope that one day soon will finally see the elimination of the cruel Yulin Dog Meat Festival.
Petition to Beloit Police Department
Man in Beloit only gets $187 fine for brutally beating his dog
A man was recorded brutally beating his dog and after the Beloit Police were notified he was only issued a small fine and was allowed to keep his dogs. This is unacceptable. He must be held accountable and they must be removed from his keep. https://twitter.com/News3Adam/status/1141045120550260737
Petition to Environmental Protection Agency
Keep all sharks safe from poachers
I am a high school student and doing a service learning project for my civics class. I chose to talk about sharks because of how much they are impacted by different groups of poachers. They will catch sharks, cut off things like fins, and then throw them back for the shark to bleed out and suffer. This is known as shark finning. According to many different marine life websites, around 73 million sharks are killed each year from shark finning. Some of the species they target are the Great White Shark, Bull Shark, Black Tip Shark, and many other species. I need at least 75 signatures on this petition and if you could sign it would be greatly appreciated!
Petition to Coca-Cola, Indiana Governor
Shut down the abuse and animal cruelty to cows by Fair Oaks Farm.
On June 4, 2019, a video was released exposing Fair Oaks Farm, in Indiana, for their animal abuse and cruelty. The video showed calfs being separated from their mothers, being thrown into trucks, being stepped on, being hit, and other forms of cruelty. The lack of respect show to these animals is unacceptable. Everyone sees Fair Oaks as a family friendly place to be. It is an animal killing place for profit by big corporations. I urge Coca Cola to stop funding this place. Fair Oaks kills cows everyday. They show the proper way to milk a cow everyday in the showrooms. However, they fail to show the extreme abuse from the handlers to the cows. The lack of dignity from these employees is unacceptable. This is not just one or two bad workers, it’s all of the cow handlers. Coca Cola has the power to shut down this operation. I urge you to sign this petition to stop this abuse and give these innocent animals liberation.��✨
Petition to David A. Trott, Brad Sherman
Help the Dogs & Cats of the Horrific and Devilish Yulin Meat Festival
The dogs and cats of the Yulin Festival are being made to suffer horrific means to an end, simply to justify an outlandish tradition while making a profit. The dogs are dragged from overstuffed cages and are stabbed in different parts of their bodies and left to bleed to death. They are also electrocuted, hung to death, skinned alive, and some possibly cooked before they are completely dead. To add Horror to Horror, some dogs and cats are burned alive (fully conscious) while being beaten with sticks. We need to unite and make a stand against The Yulin Meat Festival. We must urge every citizen to come to the aid and rescue of these helpless animals who are doomed. We must reach out to the people of the Province of Guangxi as well as the city of Yulin and implore them to come to an agreement in which dog/cat meat is banned and made illegal perpetually. They are concerned with the loss of profits and that seems to be the driving force. We need to figure out a solution, another more humane and civil Festival that will not affect the livelihood of the locals while freeing the dogs and cats once and for all...and if that’s not an option, Death to the Yulin Meat Festival nonetheless. I love all animals, yet none touch my heart as much as dogs. I love cats very much although. The unconditional love and loyalty these animals give naturally, show you they have a higher purpose and we have a duty as human beings to protect these Divine Creatures. Every dog I see, I am looking into the eyes of my own family.
Petition to Gage County Nebraska Sheriff and County Board
Let Gage County NE K9 Buster stay with his human
In early June the Gage County Nebraska Board with support of the Sheriff voted to allow K9 Buster to retire early so he could stay with his handler who was switching agencies. They agreed to sell Buster to Deputy Coltin Babensee for $250. The Gage Sheriff's Department hand no other handler and no K9 budget to keep Buster. The K9 program was disbanded. Two weeks later the County Board rescinded their decision and demanded Buster be returned. There is no real plan for buster. He will likely be kenneled until sold like a surplus piece of equipment. Gage County should honor their initial vote to let Buster retire and go with his partner. Please sign this petition to help K9 Buster with his only handler and only family Coltin Babensee. County Board rescinds decision to sell K-9 to deputy handler
Petition to I think one of the most important people that can make this change is humans
People need to stop animal cruelty
Humans are hitting and killing animals everyday! It needs to be stoped! I think more people should grow their own fruits and vegetables whenever and wherever they are aloud too. I am a vegetarian and I think you should really consider it (or be vegan). It’s not that hard and it makes you feel good inside; like you’re doing something special for the world. Most people don’t think about it but, animals have feelings too. Just remember that.
Petition to Pet Shelters, Petco, Dog Breeders
Change name of Husky Golden retriever mix to Toasted Marshmallow mix
This is not a very important issue but in the days we're in with all of these terrible things happening, we need to be reminded of all the good things in the world. Especially Husky Golden Retriever mixes. They are so beautiful and cute, and with a name like Toasted Marshmallow mix, our appreciation for them will increase; and it will most certainly bring a smile to people's faces. In these times, we need reminders to be happy. Please consider signing this petition and bring a smile to mine and others faces. Thank you so much! :)