Petition to All Governments
Ban pig cages
It is unbelievable, inhumane, unbearable to think living beings that can make good companions, that are very bright, that are loving, sentient, beings are being confined to cages that suppress their every movement!
Petition to Enrique Peña Nieto, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, SEMARNAT, PROFEPA, CONAPESCA, CONANP, CONABIO
Prevent the Imminent Extinction of the Vaquita Porpoise in Mexico!
The vaquita is a small porpoise that can only be found in the Upper Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez) in Mexico. The species is listed as “Critically Endangered” by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and is facing imminent extinction due to accidental entanglement in illegal gillnets set by poachers. Fewer than 20 individuals of this species remain, and the population continues to decline at an alarming rate. All efforts by the Mexican government and NGOs to counter the threat to the vaquita and reduce the rate of decline have so far been unsuccessful. Experts agree that the only way to save the species is to take immediate and decisive action: remove gillnets from the Sea of Cortez, step up efforts to enforce the existing gillnet ban and prosecute those that violate it. With a new president elected into office just days ago, it is now absolutely vital to reinforce to the Mexican government that there is no time to take a break. The vaquita will join the baiji river dolphin and go extinct under the world’s eyes if the Mexican government does not take its commitment to saving the vaquita seriously and act now. It needs to act today, as the last vaquita may drown in a gillnet tomorrow. “The world is watching as the endangered vaquita porpoise in the Sea of Cortez is approaching extinction. This is our very last chance to prevent the loss of a unique species that is just as important to the identity of the region of Mexico it calls home as it is to humanity and as a piece in the vast and amazing tapestry of biodiversity on this planet. We call on the Mexican government to drastically step up its efforts to take immediate, decisive and effective action to end the gillnet threat once and for all; to put much needed resources towards the strict enforcement of the existing gillnet ban and to prosecute those that violate it to the full extent of the law. Do not wait for others to solve this problem. Do not waste precious time. Every single day counts. Do not let it be your legacy that you let the only cetacean endemic to Mexico go extinct on your watch. ¡Viva la vaquita marina!” Find out more about the vaquita:porpoise.org/vaquita or vivavaquita.org Download a PDF version to collect signatures in your community.
Petition to Ms. Li Xiao Lin
Compassion for Canines - Ending the Yulin Dog Festival
As a fellow dog owner and lover, I was heartbroken to hear that thousands of dogs are brutally tortured and eaten in Yulin, China every year during a 10-day stretch in June. And yes, sadly it's scheduled to continue on as planned this summer. What's even worse is that many of the dogs transported to The Yulin Dog Meat Festival are pets that have been snatched off of the street near their family homes... still wearing their collars. Once they arrive in their cramped cages (if they don't succumb to any injuries received during transportation) they are slaughtered in heinous ways in open markets and, shockingly enough, sometimes next to elementary schools. If you, like me, know that this brutality needs to end, join me in taking a stand for canine compassion.I will be organizing events over the next few months in Vancouver, B.C. If you are in the area, feel free to join! All proceeds will be sent to the #StopYulinForever campaign.The more we are a choir, the more the tune is forced to change.-Maria
Petition to Ginette Petitpas Taylor - Minister of Health
Save the bees! - Stop the Use of Harmful Pesticides in Canada
Around 90% of flowering plants are pollinated by pollinators such as bees. Without them, there would be a huge impact on biodiversity. Honey bees also add an estimated $5 billion to the Canadian economy each year in crop yields. The total value of honey also added up to$159 million in 2016. Neonicotinoids are a type of pesticide resembling nicotine that is widely used in agricultural settings everywhere in Canada. These types of pesticides are extremely harmful to bees, causing anything from damage in foraging abilities to immediate death, just from being exposed to neonicotinoid laced nectar. The pollen they carry is contracted with neonicotinoids as well, which could cause the collapse of an entire colony, and gets “bioaccumulated”, which means it also affects other living beings, including you & me. While Health Canada has been having inquiries on neonicotinoids, they do not have a plan to completely ban these deadly pesticides in Canada yet. Meanwhile across the Atlantic Ocean, the European Union has agreed on a near total ban on neonicotinoids just a month ago. Sign and share this petition to make the Canadian government aware of this dire issue, and to ask that these pesticides be banned in Canada. Visit our site to learn more!
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:http://www.interior-news.com/breaking_news/325799541.htmlhttp://globalnews.ca/news/2207498/mom-and-daughter-in-b-c-animal-abuse-case-face-more-charges-in-alberta/British Columbia case:http://globalnews.ca/news/1851306/b-c-mom-and-daughter-charged-with-cruelty-to-over-100-animals/http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Karin-Adams-Nee-Barthel/Quesnel-British-Columbia-V2J-6H5/Karin-Adams-Nee-Barthel-Casey-Adams-Karin-Barthel-Did-you-buy-a-sick-puppy-Karin-Adam-267018FOR UPDATES ON THE PETITION:https://www.facebook.com/CaptainsLegacy.EndingAnimalAbuse/
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.
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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vq1_lp95PYg 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
Petition to PetSmart, Ontario SPCA, Animal Activist Groups
On July 1st, Corey Dixon took his healthy, 4-year-old black lab/retriever (and cardiac service dog), Aspen, to board at PetSmart for the week. When Corey went to pick up Aspen on July 8th, something was clearly wrong. Aspen was shaking and was covered in her own drool and vomit. She'd also lost a significant amount of weight. Despite this, PetSmart did not notify Corey that anything was wrong with the animal. That night Aspen was rushed to an emergency veterinary clinic. Unfortunately, on July 15th, she passed away. PetSmart initially agreed to pay for all of Aspen's veterinary bills, only to go back on their word and state they would only pay a total amount of $5,000. PetSmart also released their own statement saying Aspen died from a pre-existing medical condition known as Myasthenia Gravis. However, a report released by Aspen's actual veterinarian states that she was a healthy dog and had no such condition. In other words, PetSmart lied to try and cover themselves. All of this being said, no one should trust their service animal in the care of PetSmart. They should be boycotted, and animal activist groups and the SPCA should call for an investigation into the company and their care of animals. Follow @CoreyDixon33 on Twitter for updates as he fights for #JusticeForAspen.