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Petition to Crown Prosecutor and Honourable Judge, BC Provincial court, Crown Prosecutor and Honourable Judge, Alberta Court

Maximum penalty, including lifetime ban on owning animals, for Karin and Catherine Adams

Karin and Catherine Adams have been charged with failing to comply with conditions of an undertaking, cruelty to animals, wilful neglect of animals and possession of stolen property in a case in Alberta in which 11 horses, 25 dogs and 17 birds were found to be in distress on a rural property near Cereal, Alberta. This case follows on the heels of animal cruelty charges the pair face in British Columbia. In February 2015, the mother and daughter were also charged with animal cruelty under both the Criminal Code of Canada and the BC Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. They have yet to go to trial on those charges. In that case, it is alleged that 18 horses, 18 dogs, 15 birds, two cats and 104 fish were found in varying levels of distress on a rural property in Houston, BC.THE PETITION:We, the undersigned, respectfully request that Crown Prosecutors in British Columbia and Alberta proceed with any federal animal cruelty charges as indictable offences and recommend the maximum penalty, including a lifetime ban on owning, having the custody or control of or residing in the same premises as an animal or a bird. We also respectfully request that, if one or both of the Adams' are found guilty, the Honourable Judges in either or both provinces impose the maximum penalty available under the law.LINKS TO FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE TWO ANIMAL CRUELTY CASES:Alberta case: Columbia case: UPDATES ON THE PETITION:

Animal Cruelty Legislation Advocates Canada
13,223 supporters
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Petition to Marc Garneau, Catherine McKenna, Justin Trudeau, Johnathan Wilkinson

Save the Orca Families from Extinction!

Our oceans are the home to families of orcas who are now hungry and living in noisy and polluted waters. The Southern Resident killer whales (orcas) are endangered and require immediate protection, or they will disappear forever. These iconic, intelligent beings live in family pods their entire lives and contribute to the fragile balance of marine ecosystems. There are now only 76 Southern Residents remaining and the time to act is running out. This petition urges Fisheries and Oceans Minister Dominic LeBlanc and Environment Minister Catherine McKenna to take immediate action and implement an emergency order  to protect the endangered Southern Resident orcas who live off British Columbia and Washington State. They are responsible for taking action to implement an emergency order under the Species at Risk Act for these orcas who have been facing imminent human threats to their survival and recovery. They can make a difference and save the orca families from extinction! The three major causes of their rapidly declining population is lack of food, vessel traffic/harassment, and pollution. The emergency order should:  Guarantee Safe, Abundant, and Healthy Food - Moratoriums must be implemented to rebuild the presently broken ocean food chain. Harmful fish farms, that threaten wild salmon, must be closed; Stop Vessel Traffic Noise and Harassment; Prevent and Clean up Pollution;  Enforce Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) - MPAs must restrict activities, such as fishing, that interferes with and threaten orca’s lives. They must be increased in Canada and the US;  Stop Invasive Experiments and the Cumulative Impact of Research on Orcas - As other orca populations are also at low numbers all satellite darting (spearing) and skin biopsies, that permit a pathway for infections and cause deaths, must be stopped. The Southern Resident orcas are counting on us to take action. Please sign and share this petition to ensure their survival.  You have signed this petition and you want to take further action? You can contribute to protecting these orcas through making a donation to Lifeforce Foundation through  Paypal.

Lifeforce Foundation
149,878 supporters
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Petition to Prime Minister Shahid Abbasi, Senate of Pakistan, Senator Mian Raza Rabbani, Senator Samina Abid, Senator Mashhadi, Senator Mushahid H. Syed, Senator Rehman Malik, Senator Nuzhat Sadiq, Senator Talha Mehmood

Prime Minister Shahid Abbasi: Kaavan has Secured Sanctuary at No cost to Pakistan

Kaavan voice has been heard! with the help and support of Lek Chailert on February 7, 2017.  Kaavan was secured a home and the cost for transportation to Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary.  The founding Director ( David Casselman) Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary has sent a letter to the Senate of Pakistan offering to provide lifetime sanctuary for Kaavan. They are offering immediate care for Kaavan in a natural habitat ensuring his social needs, medical needs will be met. Kaavan will be in expert care of those who can tend to the needs of an elephant exposed to 30 years of severe neglect.  In the beautiful country of Pakistan, I am the only standing elephant at Islamabad Zoo my name is Kaavan  For 3 full decades I have been a prisoner at Islamabad Zoo. I can barely survive I have been abused, neglected, isolated,  I have been given a malnutrition diet and denied of much needed medical attention.  I have even gone without water and a shelter to protect me from the extreme summer heat and winter cold  .  Over the years there has been a global outcry of many people in Pakistan and internationally, campaigns fighting for my right to freedom and a life in sanctuary.  On June 15, 2016, at the Senate meeting, Senator Samina Abid raised the issue of Kaavan living chained and in solitary confinement. During that meeting she noted Kaavan is living in deplorable conditions and called for him to be unchained.  On July 25, 2016 The Senate Standing Committee discussed the issue of Kaavan on the directions of Senate Chairman Senator Rabbani had taken notice of the issue after media coverage reported “terrible conditions” under which Kaavan was kept in the zoo.  The Senate Standing Committee agreed that sending Kaavan to sanctuary was "the right thing to do" Led by the chair committee Chairman Senator Talha Mehmood, along with members of the committee Senator Kulsoom Perveen and Senator Samina Abid, recommended sending Kaavan to a sanctuary.  CDA has a duty to respond in writing within 60 days with any objections this was not done.  Their written objections would have prompted a full Senate vote.  The following month, on August 30, 2016, Senator Talha Mehmood held a senate meeting regarding the conditions of the animals at the zoo. At this meeting, he concluded that papers would be completed and Kaavan be transferred to sanctuary as soon as possible due to his mental suffering lack of any medical care , isolation , chaining they acknowledged that Islamabad Zoo can not take care of Kaavan’s basic needs.    At this meeting the Senate Standing Committee urged the CDA to complete all documentation for Kaavan's transfer to sanctuary.    Many dedicated actions from many people have already resulted in change, but we must acknowledge that despite all efforts, Kaavan has not been transferred to sanctuary. In December 2016 discussions took place suggesting improvements to Kaavan's enclosure and training for the mahouts to be carried out within 6 months.  To date they have not even begun work on these improvements.  And after 3 decades of abuse and cruelty (including the death of the female elephant Saheli who died from severe neglect on 1 May 2012). We remain very concerned for Kaavan's mental and physical health.  It is clear that Islamabad zoo will never be able to offer the care and freedom that Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary is offering.  Kaavan's life is of great importance to us all,  we applaud  the Senators decision to do what is right for Kaavan and for Pakistan and we all have been patiently waiting for the past 8 months on release paper’s to be signed.  We thank the Senators for taking notice of Kaavan and we want nothing more than the next steps to unanimous vote and Free Kaavan to Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary immediately.  Please help Kaavan take these final steps home. Animal Welfare Worldwide / Team Kaavan Denise Coenraadts,  Carey Ostrer,  Diana Munoz ,  Anika Sleem      

Anika Sleem
14,583 supporters