Petition to Town of St. Andrews, Mayor Brad Henderson
End the St. Andrews "Nuisance Deer Management" Program
The beautiful sea-side town of St. Andrews, New Brunswick, is home to many - from friendly locals to a thriving deer population. Over recent years, the number of deer has created cause for concern among local government, as a result, creating a "Nuisance Deer Management Assistance Program". Don't be fooled by this fancy program title. The Nuisance Deer Management Assistance Program, also known as the NDMAP, is just a fancy way of labeling a town Deer cull. The program is designed to give those who apply for a permit the ability to hunt and kill the "extra" deer in town. The town claims because the deer are a nuisance that this is their solution. That's right, folks. It's the year 2021 and the solution to a "nuisance" is to kill it. Kill a helpless animal, who has every right to be there, because some people feel they are a nuisance. Let's get real for a second. If these "nuisances" were stray dogs or cats this wouldn't even be a topic of conversation. No one would ever have a dog hunt or a cat hunt where you could just go out and kill one after you apply for a permit. No! Why? Because that would be outrageous. So why is it any different for deer? Sure, one is a pet and the other is a wild animal, but aside from how you label them, domesticated verses wild, the only difference lies with how we perceive them. How we treat them. How we "deal" with them. So I ask you, why is the life of a deer less important than that of your family pet? As a tourist landmark, St. Andrews attracts people from all over, many of whom are taken aback by the beautiful views and the various types of wildlife. This includes the roaming deer throughout town. As a community, we cannot decide to be advocates for certain types of wildlife but not for others, based on their level of (in)convenience. If you agree, please sign this petition urging local government to explore alternative, harmless ways to manage the deer population in St. Andrews.
Petition to Lee Kai-ho South Korean National Assembly
Protect Companion Animals and Meat Farm Dogs from the Cruel South Korean Dog Meat Trade
This petition is part of an international campaign by Last Chance for Animals (LCA) and South Korean sister organization, Animal Liberation Wave (ALW). Academy Award winning Actress Kim Basinger is Asking for Your Help! A new dog slaughter ban has been introduced in the current 2020-2024 South Korean National Assembly. This bill is an amendment to the Animal Protection Act, prohibiting the act of slaughtering and processing of dogs and cats to use or sell for food. With this petition’s global support, LCA and ALW are calling on the South Korean National Assembly to ensure the swift passage of this important legislation. For eight months, beginning in October 2020 to May 2021, LCA and ALW conducted a comprehensive investigation into South Korea’s dog meat industry, focusing on the supply chain of two of the biggest dog meat vendors in the Seongnam Moran Market, a.k.a. the “mecca of dog meat” and facilities associated with them. Click here to watch the undercover investigation. Undercover investigators documented live dogs being supplied to slaughterhouses from Seongnam Moran Market, a dog auction house near Yeoju City, a dog meat farm near Eumseong City, and a slaughterhouse in Yeoju City. Cruelty to animals was documented at all facilities by investigators. Although the vast majority of South Koreans oppose dogs being killed for meat, the Government has continued to ignore public outcry, and has not advanced prior legislation to ban dog slaughter. LCA and ALW, along with your support, are urging the South Korean Government to update the law and ban dog and cat slaughter for food to represent the will of the public.
Petition to c, Doug Ford
Change animals from chattel to sentient beings in Ontario
Pets have been considered chattel since the beginning of time when people believed, or didn't care, that animals feel love, pain and grief. Now we know better. I have long been a defender of animals and I would like to see them go from being property to being considered what they truly are, which is sentient beings. So many cases of neglect, abuse, torture and death of animals isn't prosecuted because they are considered property. Things of this nature are rarely charged and even more rarely, go to court. Even when things go to court and there is a conviction, rescue groups are not notified so that we don't adopt out to these people. They can get more animals from anywhere. This can not continue. As someone with the power to change the way animals are viewed, you can make this change. This law is outdated; horrible acts are being done without any consequences of their actions. This needs to stop. This can be stopped and the first step is changing them from being chattel to being sentient beings as we already know them to be - please join me in seeking justice for our pets. They have no voice - we are their voice. This is long overdue but that doesn't mean that we have to allow it to continue. If you love animals or have a pet of your own please sign and help me make this a reality.
Petition to BC Conservation Officer Service, The City of Vancouver, Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations, and Rural Development
Save Vancouver's Coyotes
TL;DR: Culling is an ineffective method of dealing with the aggressive interactions that are happening at Stanley Park. The goals of the petition are listed at the bottom of this description. On July 15th and 16th, conservation officers killed 4 coyotes that lived in Stanley Park in response to the growing number of attacks that have occurred there since December of 2020. While this response is understandable, the problem is that culling predators has been proven time and time again to be an ineffective solution. This is especially true in the case of coyotes because they are extremely adaptable to changes and in response to a lowered population, will retaliate in two ways: compensatory reproduction and immigration. In addition to culling being an ineffective long-term solution, coyotes play a very important role in their ecosystem. Either through the direct predation of or through the competition of resources, coyotes control the population of other small predators such as foxes, raccoons, and skunks. By removing the coyote population from Stanley Park, it will upset the balance of the ecosystem - the population of other mesopredators will rise and we will see a consequential decrease in the population of various bird and rodent species. Finally, killing the coyotes at Stanley Park doesn't solve the issue of why we are noticing an increase in the number of aggressive interactions that have occurred these past several months. Studies have shown that there is a correlation between aggressive behaviour in coyotes and the occurrence of wildlife-feeding by humans. To solve the issue of the aggressive attacks, we need to maintain a healthy fear of humans in coyotes and ensure they do not get habituated to our presence. Please note: the goals listed below have been updated as of September 6, 2021 to better fit the current situation. Please see the latest update for the newest adjustments. As such, this petition has three main goals: 1. The BC Conservation Officer Service: urge the BC COS to stop killing coyotes in Stanley Park and instead actively work with wildlife biologists, coyote experts, and the like to ensure that the aggressive individuals are identified. 2. The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation and the City of Vancouver: enforce BC Wildlife Act 1 Section 33.1 that states that a person cannot intentionally feed dangerous wildlife. 3. The City of Vancouver: pass a municipal bylaw that directly prohibits the feeding of wildlife within park areas and station someone at Stanley Park that has the authority to ticket people found violating this bylaw.
Petition to AbuMuaSin
Fire SimplyLxly from IGMC
SimplyLxly is a user who has caused far to many issues in USMC. From constant AA to disrespecting other users and high ranks. SimplyLxly puts the USMCs Inspector section to shame along with every event they host. Simply steps out of line time after time again and continues to abuse the power that is given with the IGMC position. From banning people for calling her "sir" for transphobic comments to yelling at two DOD's who made the game for speaking over her in an inspection. Simply having previously held no power in any HQ positions was bumped up to IGMC and doesn't understand what her job entails. Stepping out of bounds by attempting to control people in FORECON to attempting to fire users from other divisons without any prior approval or permission. Its time USMC takes a stand a fixes the long going problem of SimplyLxly as IGMC.
Petition to Pat Dunn, Tim Houston, Brad Johns
Allow emotional support dogs the same rights and protections as service dogs
As of September 2021 there still is a difference in between the rights and legal protections of a registered service dog and a professionally certified emotional support dog. Emotional support dogs don't need training, like service dogs, or a temperament check, like therapy dogs. The low qualifications of emotional support animals, though, doesn't mean these creatures don't play a genuine role in their owner's well-being. Having a pet has been shown to improve cognitive function in seniors with dementia and to hasten recovery from serious mental illness. Under our provincial legislation service dogs have the legal right to go anywhere their handler can go, from grocery stores to hospitals, restaurants to taxis. They're the equivalent of any other accessibility aid, like a wheelchair or a white cane, and they shouldn't be separated from their handler. Emotional support animals in Canada have the right to travel with their owners for free but don't have any of the other access rights to public spaces that service dogs do. Because of this emotional support animals in Nova Scotia are subject to discrimination from businesses such as grocery stores, retail stores, taxi cabs and other private businesses despite being deemed medically necessary by a mental health professional. This law needs to change….people who are diagnosed with severe mental illnesses such as PTSD, Agoraphobia, Anxiety, Depression, etc. are just as entitled to have a support animal with them at all times to help them in social situations and environments in their time of need if psychologically acknowledged by a mental health professional to do so. I invite you to please sign this petition to get this law changed and to protect the mental well being of those diagnosed with mental illnesses in public settings. Contact your local MLA make your voice to make your voice heard. You can also contact the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia through the following information: Office of the Lieutenant Governor Government House 1451 Barrington Street Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z2 T: (902) 424-7001 F: (902) 424-1790 email@example.com
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Petition for Off Leash Dog Park, Agostino Park
PETITION FOR OFF-LEASH DOG PARK AT AGOSTINO PARK (WARD 4) We, the residents of the Dufferin Hill community, in Concord, Ward 4 of the City of Vaughan, respectfully request for an off-leash dog park to be erected at Agostino Park, bearing address 535 Confederation Pkwy, Concord, ON, L4K 5K5. This would enable a safe environment for dogs, as well as non-dog owner residents, within walking distance for the Dufferin Hill community. On a twice daily basis, dog owners of the Dufferin Hill community have gathered at Agostino Park so that their dogs may socialize. In a matter of a couple of weeks, by word of mouth alone, approximately 40 owners and their dogs show up on a regular basis. We understand that the City of Vaughan has authorized and approved five (5) new off-leash dog parks, based on a September 2019 study, followed by minimal public consultation in the first half of 2020. While eight (8) proposed sites were identified, City of Vaughan Planning staff confirmed that Agostino Park was never even considered, despite meeting the City’s identified criteria for an off-leash dog park. Rather, Sugar Bush Heritage Park was approved, even though it is in close proximity to the already existing Concord/Thornhill Regional Park. The study was conducted prior to the onset of COVID-19, and thus is outdated given there are now many more dog owners in 2021. In addition, the City of Vaughan claimed an 87% survey completion rate based on 699 responses, despite the City of Vaughan having a population of over 323,000 based on 2017 numbers, representing 0.002% of the population. Thus, the study does not accurately reflect the needs and wants of the population.