Petition to Christy Clark, Honourable Minister Steve Thomson, Honourable Minister Shirley Bond, Honourable Minster Mary Polak
Protect grizzly bears by banning the trophy hunt in BC
The opening of trophy hunting season in the Great Bear Rainforest has started. This year, the BC Liberals have even extended the spring and fall grizzly bear hunts. The Spring hunt is now from April 1 to June 15, 2017 and the Fall hunt has been extended from August 15 to November 30, 2017. In the spring hunt female bears are often shot due to mistaken identity leaving their cubs to perish, and in the fall female grizzlies may be pregnant when they are hunted. Grizzly bears have the second lowest reproduction rate of North American land mammals. Economically, BC’s grizzly bear trophy hunt threatens the growing and sustainable wildlife-based tourism industry. Eco-tourism and bear viewing attract thousands of people to BC every year and create sustainable employment. There is simply no scientific, ethical or economic rationale for the trophy hunt. British Columbia is one of the last refuges of the grizzly bear, which once roamed widely across North America. Despite widespread opposition, our government continues to treat this vulnerable and iconic species as an expendable resource. Along with First Nations and conservation partners, we are working to end the trophy hunting of bears, wolves and other large carnivores in British Columbia. Please sign this petition to help our efforts. ***(PLEASE NOTE you are NOT donating to Pacific Wild when asked, after you have signed the petition - you are donating to change.org) donation given after signing goes directly to change.org. ***
Petition to Kamala Harris, Dianne Feinstein, Freddie Rodriguez, Connie Leyva, Jerry Brown
Make bestiality, including the filming and distribution of zoophilic acts, a felony in CA.
Bestiality is only considered a misdemeanor in California under Penal Code 286.5 PC, with only a maximum of six months in a county jail and a maximum $1,000 fine. The FBI considers animal cruelty to be a felony, yet California's classification of bestiality as a misdemeanor gives people only 6-months to 2 years to report these horrendous crimes. It's time for California to address bestiality as more than a misdemeanor. We need to protect animals that cannot protect themselves and seriously address this enormous oversight. Animal cruelty is a felony, and bestiality NEEDS to be regarded as explicitly and disturbingly cruel. We must pass legislation to keep animals safe from sexual assault by making bestiality, including the filming and distribution of zoophilic acts, a felony in all 50 states. The fact that California is not already among the 31 states that have already taken action is unacceptable.
Petition to Justin Trudeau, Kathleen Wynne
Government of Ontario: Please Revoke Pit Bull Ban In Ontario
We at RAISE UR PAW, a Canadian Federally Incorporated Not-For-Profit, is hoping to urge individuals around the world to please play their active roles in helping us urge the Ontario Government to revoke the BSL in which they passed 11 years ago, banning pitbulls and mixed breeds of their kind. In August of 2005, according to reports, the Ontario Government jumped on the BSL (Breed Specific Legislation) bandwagon, despite the protests, campaigns and the countless outcries of individuals & organizations within the province and around the World. The Government of Ontario seemed to have believed that turning towards the BSL ban was a possible solution in order to "keep society safe", but what they did not understand, or perhaps they did, was the number of inherent problems, issues and ineffectiveness that goes along with such legislation. It was the agreement of having this ban placed that literally signed and sealed the death sentence of thousands of innocent lives within animal shelters, humane societies, and punishing responsible owners and their "fur-children", while irresponsible owners who wanted a "dangerous dog", as the stereotypes call this breed, to choose another kind, which puts more innocent breeds upon the list, and get away with their treatment & the way they raise these dogs, because it is the innocent canines that suffer. Now such breeds have to be adopted outside the province, and according to sources, many of these breeds are brought into shelters and humane societies as strays, due to the strict rules and restrictions that the BSL places --- and those who do still reside within loving homes and families are now forced to be punished by wearing muzzles and discriminated against by society due to fear and ignorance, whether the breed is a threat or danger to society or not. It is imperative to realize that even though "Pitbull" breeds are the main viewpoint of the BSL (Breed Specific Legislation) any breed of dog can become a target of this discrimination, due to the fact that it is basically a bill that looks to ban or places restrictions in which are severe upon the owners of such specific breeds who have certain physical characteristics - whether or not the dog is a threat or problem within the community. This Discrimination Against Innocent Life Needs To Be Stopped - and the Governments need to understand that there are alternative measures that can be taken in order to find solution to incidents of "dog attacks" instead of sentencing & punishing this certain breed or other breeds to such strict, unfair treatments and in some cases death. We are confident and have hope that with your help and support we can achieve this goal and urge the Government to make the right choice by revoking the BSL ban within Ontario - for how can a Government who thinks about the "safety of society" ban an entire breed of innocent life and yet permit pedophiles, rapists, and murderers to live next door to us -- #RaiseUrPaw4Hope
Petition to Mayor Mike Rawlings of Dallas
Stop the illegal dumping of Abused and Tortured Animals in DALLAS, TX (DOWDY FERRY)
For decades...the illegal dumping of garbage, dead, abused, tortured and alive animals has gone on in Dallas, Tx. Dowdy Ferry area seems to be the main dumping grounds. City officials know of the issue. Yet nothing has been done. This problem is NOT going away. In fact the problem is only getting worse.Dog Fighting is also a issue in the area. With stray dogs being an issue along with dumped Animals, it is open season for baiting. Dog Fighting and baiting is NOT only issue. Many different animals dead and alive are being found. Most are starved, abused, tortured and neglected. Volunteers go out and check known dumping sites regularly. They have put up some camera's with money donated to try to catch people who are doing this. They make the calls to pick up the dead animals and some sit for days before being picked up. They rescue the ones who are alive that they find. The time has come that City Officials need to address this issue and do something about it! The problem doesn't go away because they choose to ignore it. We the people call on NOT ONLY THE MAYOR OF DALLAS but other CITY OFFICIALS to WAKE-UP and address the issue! address the problem, speak-up for those who can't. To find out more about what is going on in South Dallas. Please like and follow The Dowdy Ferry Animal Commissions page --> https://www.facebook.com/SaveTheDFAnimals/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE&fref=nf For the lastest Video's from Jeremy and Alisia you can find them on this page -->https://www.facebook.com/DowdyAnimalAwareness/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE
Petition to Vancouver Park Board, Vancouver City Hall
NO NEW DOLPHINS - NO NEW WHALES
at the Vancouver Aquarium
Whales and dolphins are highly intelligent and social animals who suffer greatly in captivity. The Vancouver Aquarium used to keep orca whales but after they all died and only one was left in the show tank, public protest and government intervention pushed the Aquarium to ship its last orca away and close that whale tank forever in 2001. On May 24, 2015, another dolphin died at the Aquarium - leaving only one remaining dolphin performing in the show tank. In November 2016, the last two surviving beluga whales died at the Aquarium. The beluga tank is empty. The Aquarium plans to continue bringing performing whales and dolphins to re-fill the tanks, but the Vancouver Park Board has the power to stop that from happening. The remaining dolphin should be shipped away and the Aquarium should close that show tank forever. It was the right thing to do for the orcas and it is the right thing to do for the dolphins and beluga whales. NO NEW DOLPHINS! NO NEW WHALES!
Petition to Dr. Phil Buot
To no longer allow Dr. Jun Yang to practice Veterinary Medicine in Alberta.
Dr. Jun Yang was accused of choking, punching and kicking two dogs at his clinic in northeast Edmonton. He was also found guilty Monday of not providing the dogs with adequate food, water, shelter and space. Yang was found guilty under the Criminal Code of wilfully causing unnecessary pain, suffering or injury to two dogs, which carries a maximum jail sentence of 18 months. The other three charges were under the Animal Protection Act and carry a maximum fine of $20,000. The ABVMA acknowledges and recognizes the seriousness of the June 19, 2017, court decision that convicted Dr. Jun Yang under the Criminal Code and the Animal Protection Act. A suspension of Dr. Yang's registration to practice veterinary medicine has been issued by the Registrar in accordance with section 33 of the VPA, pending a hearing into the matter. We want to ensure that he is PERMANENTLY banned from practicing veterinary medicine.
Petition to Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard: firstname.lastname@example.org, Catherine McKenna
Equal Laws to Protect West Coast Endangered Orcas!
Canada’s proposed Federal Marine Mammals Regulations fails to protect endangered orcas and others. While it recognizes the need to protect the 800 endangered St. Lawrence River belugas by increasing boat distances it maintains the inadequate 100 meter distance between vessels and orcas on the West Coast. The US government improved their orca protection by increasing the allowable distances to up to 400 meters. For example, the Southern Resident Killer Whales only has approximately 80 orcas in their threatened population. They are transboundary species who travel in waters of both Canada and the US. The laws must be consistent in both countries. The three major risks to the survival of orcas is boat traffic, lack of food, and pollution. Boat traffic interrupts foraging and lifestyles. It can also cause severe to fatal injuries. Urge the Government of Canada to increase the boat traffic from the meager 100 meters to the 200 meter and 400 meter distances as provided for in the US. Endangered species need equal, legal protection in both countries – not just volunteer “guidelines”! The Canadian review started in 2002 and has been repeatedly delayed. Pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I for a 60 day public comment period occurred on March 24, 2012. Read the proposed rules re: Whale Watching at: http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/acts-lois/rules-reglements/rule-reglement05-eng.htm Final publication of the proposed amendments in Canada Gazette, Part II, is anticipated to occur during the 2015-2017 planning period. As stated these proposed amendments fails to protect endangered orcas and others. Please sign the Lifeforce Ocean Friends’ petition Equal Laws to Protect West Coast Endangered Orcas! This will help strengthen the Canadian Marine Mammal Guidelines by mandating greater boat distances, limits of 30 minutes for viewing, and habitat protection.
Petition to Justin Trudeau, Tom Mulcair, Elizabeth May, Hon. Lawrence MacAulay, Rhéal Fortin, Kathleen Wynne, Christy Clark, Philippe Couillard, Stephen McNeil, Brian Gallant, Brian Pallister, Wade Maclauchlan, Brad Wall, Rachel Notley, Dwight Ball, Bob Mcleod, Darrell Pasloski, Peter Taptuna, rona ambrose
Ban Battery Cages in Canada
UPDATE: Our new official House of Commons petition is being presented in Parliament! This is our golden to reach the Government. Sign it here: https://petitions.parl.gc.ca/en/Petition/Sign/e-766 Please sign this petition to tell the House of Commons and the Premiers of Canada to bring necessary change for hens being legally abused across our country. In Canada over 90% of egg-laying hens are being trapped in these small cramped “battery” cages their entire lives. When chickens are "living" in these cruel conditions they are unable to perform natural behaviours such as nesting, perching, dust bathing, stretching their wings or even walking around. On average each hen is given less space than a standard sheet of printed paper. Although this already is enough reasons to ban this inhumane practice, battery cages eggs also carry serious food safety risks. A study by the European Food Safety Agency, which analyzed data from 5,000 egg farms in over 20 countries found that eggs from battery hens were twenty-five times more likely to carry salmonella infection than uncaged free run hens! This practice is cruel and unsafe for consumers, which is why it must be banned and forgotten in all of Canada. Below you will find our letter that you send when signing this petition, to the Prime Minister, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, all party leaders in the House of Commons and all Provincial and Territorial Premiers. Dear Justin Trudeau, Lawrence MacAulay, Rona Ambrose, Tom Mulcair, Elizabeth May, Rhéal Fortin, Kathleen Wynne, Christy Clark, Philippe Couillard, Stephen McNeil, Brian Gallant, Brian Pallister, Wade MacLauchlan, Brad Wall, Rachel Notley, Dwight Ball, Bob McLeod, Darrell Pasloski, Peter Taptuna We would first off like to thank you for dedicating your time and effort to our country. We know that as officials elected by the citizens of Canada, you want to help and work for Canadians. The issue of most importance to myself and the Canadians signing the petition to "Ban Battery Cages in Canada" is no other than the issue of battery cages. According to the Canadian Coalition for Farm Animals, over 90% of egg laying hens in Canada are living in battery cages. These are tiny wire cages that chickens live in their entire lives. This not only damages chickens physically, but mentally as well, and studies show battery caged eggs to provide frightening food safety risks for consumers. Battery cages have been used on animals for decades and it is shameful that this inhumane practice continues. When chickens are put in battery cages for their entire lives, they act extremely unusual. Since chickens often die because of the terrible conditions in these cages, it’s not uncommon to find them cannibalizing other chickens. Chickens are smart and social animals that are almost never found doing this when living in regular conditions. According to farm sanctuary, chickens are outperforming dogs and cats on many tests of advanced cognition. The emotional intelligence of chickens is outstanding and far better than we ever thought so. But it’s not just chickens minds that are destroyed in these cages, it’s their bodies too. Chickens suffer feather loss and skin damage due to constant rubbing against the cage and other chickens. Their muscles and bones waste away due to lack of use, and in some cases, their skeletal systems become so weak that their spinal cords deteriorate and they become paralyzed; the animals then die from dehydration. This sad and awful situation is so common that the industry actually has a term for it, “cage fatigue”, and endless investigations show the remaining living birds forced to stand on the rotting, mummified bodies of their cage-mates. And there are even more negative effects on the chickens living in these cages. Since each hen on average is given less space than a standard piece of printed paper (94 square inches), they are unable to stretch their wings or even walk around. They are also neglected of other natural behaviours such as nesting, perching and dustbathing. These are activities that are important to them. To make it even worse for these hens, instead of dust bathing, they are forced to bathe in urine and feces that fall onto them from the hens in cages stacked above. The list of reasons to end this form of farming go on and on. Aside from the disgusting conditions these hens are force to live in, there are terrifying food safety risks to the consumers of battery caged eggs as well. A study by the European Food Safety Agency, which analyzed data from 5,000 egg farms in over 20 countries found that eggs from battery hens were twenty-five times more likely to carry salmonella infection than uncaged free run hens! Along with this, keeping hens in small cramped cages and not allowing them to perform natural behaviors causes exponential stress for these hens. When hens are constantly undergoing considerable stress, they can be more susceptible to diseases and more infectious. Battery cages are providing disgustingly cruel conditions for the hens that produce our food, and terrifying food safety risks to the consumers that eat these eggs. It is up to the the elected Ministers, Federal Leaders and Provincial and Territorial Premiers of our country to create the necessary change for this issue. We must move into the 21st century and ban the practice of battery cages in our egg industry. In conclusion, as concerned citizens of Canada we say to the elected officials working for us: For the sake of our animals, and our people, do the right thing. Thank you.