Petition to Publix Super Markets, Walmart, Target, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S, United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Florida Department of Health, Environmental Protection Agency, Okeechobee Code Enforcement, Florida Department of Environmental protection, Florida Department of Agriculture, Okeechobee Building Department
Stop McArthur Dairy Farms from torturing cows by terminating their contracts now.
After watching the investigation conducted by ARM at McArthur Dairy Farms, a company of Dean Foods, we as consumers and non-consumers demand Publix, Walmart and Target to stop dairy supply from McArthur Dairy Farms. We refuse to purchase products or support any organization that has a business relationship with a company that commits these terrible atrocities to cows. Suspending the receiving of milk is not enough as we do not want to see inhumane companies in the market, which is why we request a termination of contract. In addition, we urge Publix, Walmart, and Target to raise the standards for their dairy suppliers requiring them to protect dairy cows by treating them humanely and giving them a quality of life. We would also like to see the State of Florida and the FDA write laws and statues that protect dairy cows from living inhumanly on dairy farms.
Petition to Patty Murray, Jay Inslee, Maria Cantwell
Dammed to extinction, Southern Resident Orcas are starving. Time is running out!
The 76 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 use the current EIS to breach the dams within a few months! 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 MURRAY AND GOVERNOR INSLEE, Please take action today and urge the Army Corps' Major General Spellmon and Bonneville Power Administration's Elliot Mainzer to begin breaching dams in 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 Philippines Ambassador to the United States
Justice for 72 Dead Dogs Found in Truck of Philippines Dog Meat Gang
When police arrived at a traffic accident in Imus, Philippines last week, they made a gruesome discovery: 72 slaughtered dogs were found in the back of a truck. The dogs had been gutted and their fur and skin burned off, on their way to be sold in the cruel and illegal dog meat trade. The perpetrators fled the scene, and remain on the run. They are thought to be a man named Terry Baybay and two unidentified companions. Selling dog meat is illegal in the Philippines. But this ban is not strictly enforced, and hundreds of thousands of dogs are killed every year for their meat. Cruel dog meat smugglers round up strays or steal family dogs (many still wearing their collars), often shipping them to the Benguet Province, where dog meat is rampant. The dogs are often tortured as smugglers put tin cans over their mouths and tie their legs behind their back. The dogs are then clubbed in the head or have their throats cut, suffering a slow, painful death. No dog deserves this. Sign now to tell the Philippines ambassador to the United States it is imperative to find and shut down the cruel operation responsible for taking these 72 dogs’ lives, and to make it a priority to shut down the barbaric dog meat trade nationwide.
Petition to Friends
Do not start the euthanasia of the dogs in the public shelter from Feteni-Valcea, Romania
ROMANIAN (english below) In adapostul public din Feteni-Valcea sunt aproximativ 500 de caini fara stapan. Acestor caini li se pregateste moartea incepand de luni 15.01.2018. Primarul orasului Ramnicu Valcea doreste ca acesti caini sa fie eutanasiati, in ciuda eforturilor voluntarilor de a veni in ajutorul autoritatilor locale si a cainilor inchisi in acest adapost. Un nou medic veterinar a fost angajat si desemnat sa eutanasieze. Voluntari si membrii ai asociatilor de protectie a animalelor au incercat sa ofere ajutor cainilor din adapostul public Feteni din Ramnicu Valcea cu hrana, custi, paleti, cosuri, strat, sterilizari si alte operatii si tratamente, promovare pentru adoptie, adoptii, cu scopul de a diminua cheltuielile de la bugetul local pentru intretinerea acestor caini si de a mentine un numar constant de caini in adapost pentru a nu depasi capacitatea maxima admisa. Asadar, in decursul ultimilor 5 ani am hranit cainii din acest adapost de trei ori pe saptamana in trei zile diferite, cu cate 400 kg mancare uscata adult/zi si aproximativ 50 kg manacare uscata si umeda junior/zi (in functie de numarul de pui existenti). Am asigurat peste 200 custi din lemn, peste 200 de paleti, peste 300 de cosuri pentru dormit, 172 placi OSB si 200 de boluri pentru hrana. Am asigurat pe perioada sezonului rece sute de baloti de paie pentru stratul cainilor. Am orgnizat campanii de sterilizare in adapostul public pentru sute de caini, evitand inmultirile nedorite si venind astfel in ajutorul medicului veterinar si reducand cheltuielile suportate de primarie. Am facut posibila adoptia a sute de caini din acest adapost, incurajand adoptiile responsabile si eficiente la nivel local, national si international. De asemenea, exista un grup de elevi din orasul nostru care a ales sa isi dedice perioada inainte de sarbatorile de Craciun si Paste pentru acesti caini! Ei organizeaza spectacole, iar banii stransi ii folosesc pentru a cumpara mancare uscata si vin si le fac o bucurie prietenilor lor necuvantatori inainte de sarbatori. Pentru ca, spun ei, Mos Craciun trebuie sa vina la orice fiinta! Mai mult, ei incurajeaza adoptiile acestor caini printre prietenii lor si si-au convins parintii sa le permita sa plece acasa cu un nou prieten din adapost! Pana in acest moment, aportul adus de catre noi si buna colaborare cu primaria au asigurat o buna functionare a adapostului de caini fara stapan din Feteni, Ramnicu Valcea. Nu intelegem de ce primaria Ramnicu Valcea a dispus anagajarea unui alt medic veterinar la adapostul public Feteni, dispus sa eutanasieze toti cainii, din moment ce lucrurile aveau o buna desfasurare cu vechiul medic (dar care a refuzat eutanasierea!). Nu intelegem cum este posibil sa se dispuna angajarea unui medic veterinar care locuieste in alt oras, diferit fata de al nostru si aflat la o distanta considerabila ! Acest nou medic veterinar are deja un contract cu un alt adapost public din localitatea sa natala, un adapost cu sute de caini care sunt tinuti in conditii ingrozitoare si care sunt eutanasiati periodic! Cum va putea acorda acest nou medic primul ajutor unui caine bolnav sau aflat in agonie, de la zeci, sute de kilometri? De ce vine acest medic sa eutanasieze niste caini care beneficiaza de ajutor si unde pana acum NU S-A PUS PROBLEMA EUTNASIERII? De ce primarul si primaria Ramnicu Valcea lupta impotriva noastra si nu alaturi de noi in rezolvarea problemei cainilor din adapostul public Feteni? Va invitam sa semnati petitia, distribuiti si sa lasati mesaje persoanelor/institutiilor implicate. Noul medic veterinar desemnat sa eutanasieze (care si-a procurat deja substanta letala pentru Feteni), Gheorghe Ciornei: https://www.facebook.com/gheorghe.ciornei?lst=100010217109794%3A100002028715394%3A1515779415 Primarul orasului Ramnicu Valcea care a dispus eutanasierea cainilor captivi in adapostul public Feteni, Mircia Gutau: https://www.facebook.com/mirciagutau/ Viceprimarii orasului Ramnicu Valcea, Eusebiu Veteleanu si Carmen Preda: https://www.facebook.com/veteleanueusebiu/?hc_ref=ARTUSpQUo3nMqJV78OZsCnNA69REVGElCWmdvJgc_QDVUqx-E8CfO-mytoHs0ByrX6U Primaria Ramnicu Valcea: http://www.primariavl.ro/contact; Tel informatii primarie: +40 250 731 016 int 138; Tel secretariat viceprimari: +40 250 731 714; Tel centrala: +40 250 731 016, +40 250 731 017; Fax: +40 250 731 843; Email: email@example.com Directia Sanitar Veterinara Valcea: http://old.ansvsa.ro/?pag=602&jud=Valcea; Tel: 0250713819, 0250713836, Fax: 0250702872, email: firstname.lastname@example.org Primaria Mioveni, care detine un adapost public unde medicul veterinar Gheorghe Ciornei eutanasiaza deja cainii: https://emioveni.ro/contact/date-de-contact; tel: 0348/455444, fax: 0248/260500, email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org. ______________________________________ ENGLISH In the public shelter in Feteni-Valcea are about 500 stray dogs. For those dogs, their deaths is prepared from Monday, January 15, 2018. The Mayor of Ramnicu Valcea wants these dogs to be euthanized, despite the volunteer efforts to help the local authorities and the dogs enclosed in this shelter. A new veterinarian was hired and appointed to euthanize. Volunteers and members of animal welfare associations have tried to help the dogs in the public shelter of Feteni in Ramnicu Valcea with food, cages, pallets, baskets, straw, sterilizations and other operations and treatments, promotion for adoption, adoptions, in order to reduce spending from the local budget to maintain these dogs, and keep a constant number of dogs in shelter in order not to exceed the maximum admissible capacity. So over the last five years we have fed the dogs in this shelter three times a week in three different days, with 400 kg of dry adult / day food and about 50 kg of dry and humid junior food / day (depending on the number of puppies existing). We provided over 200 wooden cages, over 200 pallets, over 300 sleeping baskets, 172 OSB boards and 200 bowls for food. We have assured hundreds of straw bales for the dogs’ straw during the cold season. We have organized sterilization campaigns in the public shelter for hundreds of dogs, avoiding unwanted breeding and thus helping the veterinarian and reducing the costs supported by the town hall. We have made possible the adoption of hundreds of dogs in this shelter, encouraging responsible and effective adoptions at local, national and international levels. There is also a group of students in our town who chose to devote their time before Christmas and Easter to these dogs! They organize shows, and the money raised is used by them to buy dry food and they come and make are huge happyness to their voiceless friends before the holidays. Because, they say, Santa must come to every being! Moreover, they encourage adoptions of these dogs among their friends and persuade their parents to let them go home with a new friend from the shelter! Until now, our contribution and good collaboration with the city hall have ensured a good functioning of the homeless dogs shelter in Feteni, Ramnicu Valcea. We do not understand why the Mayor of Ramnicu Valcea ordered the employment of another veterinarian at the Feteni public shelter, willing to euthanize all the dogs, since things were doing well with the old doctor (but who refused euthanasia!). We do not understand how it is possible to have a veterinarian who lives in another city, different from ours and at a considerable distance! This new veterinarian already has a contract with another public shelter in his hometown, a shelter with hundreds of dogs that are kept in terrible conditions and who are euthanized periodically! How will this new doctor give the first aid to a sick or agony dog from tens or hundreds of miles? Why is this doctor willing to euthanisia some dogs that get real help and where the EUTHANASIA PROBLEM HAS NEVER BEEN DISCUSSED? Why does the Mayor and the Mayoralty of Ramnicu Valcea fight against us and not join us in solving the problem of dogs in public shelter Feteni? We invite you to sign the petition, distribute and leave messages to the persons / institutions involved. The new veterinarian appointed to euthanize (who has already purchased lethal substance for Feteni), Gheorghe Ciornei: https://www.facebook.com/gheorghe.ciornei?lst=100010217109794%3A100002028715394%3A1515779415 Mayor of Ramnicu Valcea who ordered euthanasia of captive dogs in the public shelter Feteni, Mircia Gutau: https://www.facebook.com/mirciagutau/ Deputy Mayor of Ramnicu Valcea, Eusebiu Veteleanu and Carmen Preda: https://www.facebook.com/veteleanueusebiu/?hc_ref=ARTUSpQUo3nMqJV78OZsCnNA69REVGElCWmdvJgc_QDVUqx-E8CfO-mytoHs0ByrX6U Ramnicu Valcea Town Hall: http://www.primariavl.ro/contact; Tel City Hall Information: +40 250 731 016 int 138; Tel Deputy Secretariat: +40 250 731 714; Tel: +40 250 731 016, +40 250 731 017; Fax: +40 250 731 843; Email: email@example.com Veterinary Sanitary Veterinary Directorate: http://old.ansvsa.ro/?pag=602&jud=Valcea; Tel: 0250713819, 0250713836, Fax: 0250702872, email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mioveni Town Hall, which owns a public shelter where the veterinarian Gheorghe Ciornei is already euthanising the dogs: https://emioveni.ro/contact/date-de-contact; tel: 0348/455444, fax: 0248/260500, email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Petition to Greg Abbott
Reintroducing Great Plains wolf back to Texas to restore balance to the ecosystem.
"The Great Plains Wolf, also known as the buffalo wolf, dusky wolf or loafer, is a subspecies of gray wolf whose range once extended throughout the Great Plains from southern Manitoba and Saskatchewan southward to northern Texas". Wikipedia But thanks to human intervention it's range has been decimated and now endangered. As a result the ecosystem in these places has lost it's once great diversity, Without the wolves presence, its usual prey has been destroying the undergrowth/saplings. It is critical that we return the Great Plains Wolf to it's natural environment hunting buffalo and deer. And once reinstated, it will be illegal to murder. Because the food chain is unbalanced with too many coyotes which hurts the energy flow, by refusing the ecosystem a apex predator.
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”.
Petition to Kathleen Canestrino, David Simms
Dog Park in Hackensack
Hackensack is known to be the city in motion, but has fallen behind the curb in becoming pet friendly. There is no park in Hackensack that has a dog park. Dog parks provide space for dogs to exercise, without the restriction of a leash, allows local dog owners to connect, establishing a stronger community and can bring more traffic to local businesses. This is why I am petitioning a dog park in Hackensack, specifically in Hackensack Firefighters Memorial Park. The space allows residents to establish strong community bonds and potentially add revenue to local businesses in the immediate area. Both while enjoying outdoor activities with man's best friend.
Petition to Spartanburg City Council
Pass a Spartanburg ordinance that pets cannot be left outside alone in dangerous weather
The City of Spartanburg should pass a stronger ordinance penalizing pet owners who leave their pets outside in dangerous or extreme weather. It should be illegal for a pet to be left leashed and alone or caged outside in temperatures and for a length of time that exceed safe limits as determined by qualified experts (for instance in below-freezing temperatures). Pet owners found violating these restrictions should face stiff fines and repeat offenders should face pet forfeiture and jail time.